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Choosing the Right Solution for Your Brand and Facility
Dimensional letters can be integrated into custom interior signage, exterior signage,
digital signage enclosures, and donor recognition walls. They project your brand identity in
professional and substantive manner that intuitively communicates stability in he minds of
your clients. To help educate marketplace, we have consolidated dimensional letters options
into seven standardized series. These series are:
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LF Series: Fabricated Letters
LPS Series: Cut Metal Letters
LPL Series: Metal Laminate Cut Letters
LM Series: Molded Plastic Letters
LPP Series: Precision Cut Acrylic Letters
LC Series: Cast Metal Letters
LTV Series: Cut Vinyl Lettering
The most commonly recognized and used dimensional letter solution is the LF Series
Fabricated Letters. This series can be fabricated using a variety of materials and
manufacturing techniques to create visually striking effects for letter and logo forms.
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LF Series: Fabricated Letters and Logos
Face-lit Channel Letters
Illuminated from neon or LED’s. Option of wall or raceway mounting. Can have
self contained or remote mount transformers. Aluminum construction can be
pop riveted or welded.
NOTE: The stroke width of a neon channel letter should never be less than
1.5” thick, or arcing may occur, which could cause a fire.
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Halo-lit Channel Letters
Halo-lit channel letters Rated for interior and exterior use Materials: aluminum,
brass, bronze, copper and stainless steel Finishes: brushed, polished, oxidized and
painted, 140 standard paint colors, custom colors available Illumination options:
face and halo with neon or LED Mounting: stud mounting in adhesive grouts for
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Routed and Cut Dimensional Letters and Logos
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Cut from Metal, Acrylic, Laminates and Vinyl Material
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In addition to the larger fabricated metal letters and channel letters, letterforms and logos can
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also be cut from a variety of substrates. The most commonly used substrates are aluminum and
stainless steel, acrylic, metal and woodgrain laminates, and vinyl. The material thickness and
mounting method varies by material. To help define each option, we’ve created four sections,
or series, of cut letters.
LPS Series: Cut Metal Letters
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Routed 0.25” aluminum (standard) with threaded studs welded or drilled and tapped for
mounting. Nuts used as spacers to reach stand-off distance. Common material choices include
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aluminum, brass, bronze, chrome and copper. Finishes: brushed, polished and oxidized.
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LPP Series: Precision Cut Acrylic Letters
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Routed acrylic or Sintra®, 3MTM VHBTM adhesive transfer tape with VHB adhesive for flush
mounting. For thicker material, threaded studs can be used for a “pin mounting” effect but it is
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not a common fabrication technique. These letterforms are rated for interior and exterior use.
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mounting letters
over 37” in height
LPL Series Metal Laminate Cut Letters
Rated for interior use only. Common material choices include aluminum, brass, bronze, chrome
and copper. Finishes: brushed, polished and oxidized. Mounting: VHB tape and silicone adhesive
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LTV Series: Cut Vinyl Lettering
Frisket painted or opaque vinyl graphics, for a non-illuminate face. Translucent vinyl on acrylic or
fiberglass for illuminated faces.
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Routed Letterforms
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used for alternate colors. VHB adhesive is used for mounting smaller sizes, and weld-on studs
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Push-Through Letterforms
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