If you would like to see if an LED sign is will be beneficial to
your business, and how much it will cost,
Contact Us for a free, no obligation quote and analysis of your
business, projected increase in sales (based on Small Business
Administration numbers), traffic counts in your area and the cost of
a new sign.
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*.
The Value of “Listed" Cabinet Signs
Virtually ALL cities, as well as the State of Texas, adopt the National Electric Code as law.
The National Electric Code (NEC) requires that for electrical, structural, and installation safety all electrical signs be "Listed" (tested and labelled with an appropriate Listing Mark.)
Certification (testing and labelling) organizations acceptable in the USA to test to the multitude of Standards signs are required to meet are determined by OSHA.
For you the Listing Mark is insurance. It means that the sign has been tested to insure that it is structurally and electrically safe, and will be installed properly. You benefit from the knowledge that it is not solely us telling you that our signs are safe, this is what the testing laboratories and the US Government says also.
Will your sign be tested and approved for safe use in a Wet (Outdoor) location? Not if it’s not Listed!
Underwriters Laboratories (“UL” Listing Mark) and Intertek (“ETL” Listing Mark – originally Edison Testing Laboratory founded by Thomas Edison) are the premier certification organizations and 80% of all things electrical are tested by them.
If the sign you are purchasing does not have a ETL or UL Listing Mark label the sign is probably not legal to install, anywhere in Texas. There are a few local city ordinance exceptions.
Intertek is over twice the size of UL, and has a greater global presence. UL is the largest in the USA. We have both companies test and apply Listing Marks to various signs.
Whether it's channel letters, a wall cabinet sign, a monument sign, pole or pylon signs, electronic message centers, video displays, neon or other electric signs Intertek and Underwriter’s Laboratory pose the toughest design, structural, electrical, and installation standards on the products they approve.
We are the 9th oldest UL Listed Manufacturer in North Texas. (File #UXYT.E149959)
To see if a manufacturer is a UL Listed sign manufacturer go to http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/ccnsrch.html and enter "UXYT" in the "UL Category Code" box, replacing
%ccn%" for lighted signs, or "UYFS" for electronic signs.
To see if a manufacturer is an ETL Listed sign manufacturer go to http://etlwhidirectory.etlsemko.com/WebClients/ITS/DLP/products.nsf/ and enter "UL-48" in the search box.
We are the third oldest ETL Listed sign company in Texas. ( File #4007685) (One of the two older companies makes lighted scoreboards, the other makes lighted office door signs.)
There are many sign companies that pretend to be Listed, but are not!
Incidentally, ISO (International Organization of Standardization) Standards, such as ISO 9001, are NOT electrical Listings (similar to a UL or ETL Listing) that allow a sign to be installed in Texas. That said, components in our electronic signs also meet ISO 9001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and RoHS standards.
Underwriter’s Laboratory and Intertek do NOT judge the appearance, appeal, or the longevity of a product. This is why our many years of experience serving international, national, regional and local customers, and our investment so that we can apply the knowledge we’ve gained, will give you a superior product which will impress your customers for years to come.
Cabinet Signs Construction
strength, durability, and appearance your illuminated
signs will be constructed of aluminum (#3003, H14 -
not the "soft" aluminum used by some) covering a
welded structural-steel inner frame.
Large metal areas
will be reinforced to prevent "oil-canning".
structural-steel frame inside the sign is separately
painted before the aluminum skins are installed; important to
prevent rust stains later.
Importance of Sign Thickness
The thickness of
a sign does more than impart a more prominent
importance to a sign, it affects the graphics.
allowable thickness of a sign depends on the type of
internal lighting and the type and size of the sign
Lighting and sign
face types will be discussed later.
The larger the
sign face the thicker a properly made sign cabinet
It is very
important that the sign be thick enough that the
lighting in the sign does not show as "hot spots" or
"zebra striping" on the face of your sign.
Either of these makes your sign look "cheap" no matter
what its cost. In some instances these can be so
bad that a sign is not readable at night. You've
All of this makes
the use of extruded aluminum sign frames problematic
in building a quality sign, to say nothing about a
strong sign (no structural steel inner frame) since
extrusions are only available for limited cabinet
depths; however some sign companies continue to
attempt to do so. Signs Manufacturing™ does not
use extruded cabinets precisely for these reasons.
We calculate what
is required to make a proper and impressive sign for
you, and then we build it.
It is more
expensive to do the job right, but what is the value
of a "cheap" sign that gives potential customers a
negative impression of your business?
The Importance of Retainer Width
to the appearance of the sign is the width of the
retainer (the ring of metal around the sign face that
covers the mechanism that holds the sign face in the
This border plays
a very important role in the apparent quality of your
sign, and both size and color must be considered in
the overall design.
This makes the
use of pre-made extruded aluminum sign frames
Tabs to other components of a
cabinet sign are listed down the left side of this
Be sure to
select the tab "Sign
Buyer's Check List" 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.
If you know all the details of the sign you wish to purchase, and desire to
buy it right now, click the following link to go to our online
Cabinet Sign Purchase Page.
Please stop by and see all of these products displayed in our unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and Display Showroom.
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
State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service
We are a full-service sign company.
sign site surveys,
services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign
provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of
North Texas and Northeast Texas.
State Sign and Electrical License Numbers: TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.
Our technicians are also
Quality Certified Signs™ certified. (Click the "Installation
& Service" tab for details.)
serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of
Alvarado, Anna, Argyle,
Athens, Aubrey, Avalon,
Blue Mound, Bonham,
Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton,
Cedar Hill, Celina,
Cleburne, Cockrell Hill,
The Colony, Combine,
Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido,
Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake,
Farmers Branch, Farmersville,
Flower Mound, Forest Hill,
Greenville, Gun Barrel
Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks,
Irving, Italy, Itasca,
Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum,
Las Colinas, Lawson,
Little Elm, Longview,
Mineral Wells, Mount
Pleasant, Mount Vernon,
North Richland Hills,
Parker County, Pelican
Plano, Ponder, Princeton,
Red Oak, Rendon,
Richland Hills, Rice,
Sansom Park, Sanger,
Sherman, Silver Creek,
Stephenville, Sulphur Springs,
Trophy Club, Tyler,
University Park, Van
Alstyne, Valley View,
Westover Hills, Wheatland,
White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls,
ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.
Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and
Serving Collin, Cook,
Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson,
Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman,
Lamar, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant,
Titus, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise Counties in Texas.
We also have signs in 43 different
states, and 6 other nations.
Cabinet Signs Cost and Pricing Information
Interested in the concept of wall signs, but
unfamiliar with their cost?
Click on the "Pricing" tab to the left, then the "Cost"
tab, to obtain general pricing and cost
information on various sizes and types of wall cabinet
Use our Payment Plan Calculator™ to estimate YOUR lease cost, and our Sign Cost Calculator™ to estimate your after-tax cash-purchase sign cost. They are located on our "Cost" page. Or, ask our salesperson to run the numbers for you.
When you do so notice how dealing directly with the manufacturer can potentially save you additional dollars in sales/use taxes!
The detailed construction and installation information below, and to the left, is very
important in developing a sign that will accomplish
Please contact us to develop a plan to meet your
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 our industry.)
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT to the
public. No middle-man profits.
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark
our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when
you are ready.
"Look at that sign, it's like made out of plastic!"Jon Taffer, Host of Bar Rescue
"If they put that little effort into their sign, I'd hate to see what they put in their food."Nick Liberato, Celebrity Chef and Owner/Operator of Calidelphia Catering0
Full-Color or Monochrome
Lighted 3D Channel Letter Signs
Wall Cabinet Signs
Pole Signs and/or
Monument (Ground) Signs
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Wall Cabinet Signs are also known as Can Signs, Box
Signs, Outdoor Signs,
Back Lit Signs, or more
generically just Store Signs or