TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
Channel Letter Signs, Reverse Channel Letter Signs, Cloud Signs and
Channel-can Signs are also known as 3D Letter Signs,
Illuminated Letter Signs, Dimensional Letter Signs,
Contour Channel Signs, LetterLites™ Channel Letters, SpectraLites™ Channel Letters and Lighted Letter Signs.
On the detail pages that follow (<tabs to left)
discover how we make each channel-letter sign to last;
including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof
metal, high-end automotive paint, high-impact
plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated
protective coatings. All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors to lower their cost. We even add self-cleaning properties.
We champion energy-saving signs solutions, whether you want your sign
lighted internally with neon or LEDs, including the new color-changing SpectraLites™ LED, or externally with the new modern-look
Channel Letter signs that use
patent pending first-surface LED lighting to advertise during the day, that will save
our customers money while
environment. Explore our "Lighting
Choices" tab with its own "Energy
Savings" tab. Many of our designs can even be economically solar powered.
Photos of many varied sign designs are interspersed on
the detail pages tabbed on the left.
detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything
will be done to make your sign look better, and last
Signs Manufacturing™ also guarantees that our price
will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products
described in this website; now or anytime during the next
If you are
offered a lower price by someone else we will match that
lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
"Fifteen years ago you made a lighted sign for me. It STILL looks new, but finally needs electrical service..."
Lawrence Badger, M.D.
Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and
Demonstration Showroom with LED Video Displays
Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.
We have opened our laboratory to the public, for FREE, adding a Sign Showroom that includes LED Video Displays because we realized how important one would be to consumers.
We invite you to observe all types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)
No one else, sign company or not, can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage. Your business will be better because you do. If you don't visit it could cost you thousands every year. Can you afford not to?
Sign Cost Information
sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
There is a "Cost" tab to the left that lists general budget pricing for
When you go there notice how dealing directly with the manufacturer can potentially save you additional dollars in sales/use taxes!
But, please, contact us to develop an exact plan to meet
your particular needs - for free (see our "Design Center" page!)
Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale
drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for you
the same day we meet with you. (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week average in
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our
website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are
Why Buy Factory-Direct from a State-Licensed Company?
Why not buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)
Would you give a car dealer $10,000 and tell him to buy you the best car
he can for the money, sight unseen (or from a drawing?) Don’t you think you would get the car that made
Do you think you
could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?
Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different? Remember, they are
merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you, usually to resemble a
drawing, making the most money they can.
You need to know
ALL of the details on how your sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed.
It needs to meet YOUR needs, not the seller’s profit goals. What is he
telling the manufacturer you don't need?
Believing “...a sign is a sign” gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac.
Remember the Yugo? They didn’t last very long, either.
Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install
or service an electric sign. Ask to see their license.
Ask to see a manufacturer's license also. A few are not licensed to do electrical work, either, they also have to hire other companies to install the signs they make.
Now, who provides the warranty? The manufacturer, the installer, the
salesman, anyone? If the sign was installed illegally
do you think they'll honor their warranty? Did they REALLY obtain your
City sign permit? Is the sign even safe?
As a large, both UL and ETL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs. Just like you,
we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business. We have to care.
Particularly with our Lifetime Warranty*.
Summary - Channel Letter Signs In a Nutshell
Special Features and Benefits of
Signs Manufacturing Corporation's Channel Letters
Lasting Quality – Your Sign will ALWAYS look good to potential customers
Thick welded aluminum letters – No rust and the sign will last forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Computer-generated cutting and install patterns – Perfect look and installation, not handmade, much more impressive.
The people at Signs Manufacturing™ are proud that we
were the first (and remain the most) automated channel
letter production facility IN THE WORLD.
Letters manufactured by Signs Manufacturing™ are
precision patterned by computer-controlled
Installation patterns are prepared by computer also.
They are printed full-size on paper to insure that
letters and words are properly spaced from one-another
when they are installed.
Metal letter backs, and plastic letter faces are cut
using a computer-controlled router, insuring precision
letters, which fit together perfectly.
Signs Manufacturing™ commissioned the development of a
computer-controlled precision letter-forming machine;
insuring that the sides of a metal letter EXACTLY
match the computer-cut backs and faces, and that all
bends are plumb. We were the first company IN
THE WORLD to automate channel letter production!
advantage to our customer is a better made AND a
better looking product.
Virtually all of our metal and plastic cutting and
forming equipment is computer controlled, insuring
that the signs we make are precise.
Channel letter bases will be constructed of .063 or
heavier aluminum (#3003, H14 - not "soft" aluminum
like some companies use) for strength and to totally
eliminate the potential for rusting.
Because hydraulic machines, not human hands, form our
letters, we can use harder aluminum, creating a
superior wind and hail resistant product.
These letters will be welded together; not screwed,
stapled, or pop-riveted, to insure structural
integrity. Many municipalities, and landlords,
require welded letters.
All seams will be caulked to eliminate light leaks.
Drain holes will be added, as required by the National
Electric Code, to eliminate the potential for water
damage to the electrical components.
When deciding on letter colors consider which
direction the sign will face.
Shadows from building elements and the
letters/raceways themselves can dramatically affect
the daytime readability of a channel letter sign unless you incorporate
For signs facing East, South or West consider using a
backplate in a contrasting color, or LetterLites™ faces to break the effects
We will help you with this important design decision,
given the opportunity.
Tabs to other components of a
channel letter sign are listed down the left side of
Be sure to select the
Sign Buyer's Check List tab to the left.
This is a tool for your use to insure that quotations
you receive are for the same sign! Insist that
your bidders check-mark each line, then sign the
document when they give you their quote.
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment
and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a
plant tour, or just stop by. Click our "Contact
Us" tab for location and contact