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Sign Buyer's Guide to Channel Letter Signs

TURN-KEY  Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service


Channel Letters with BackplateChannel Letter Signs, Reverse Channel Letter 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.

Individual, lighted, “Channel Letters” are the storefront sign that identifies most retail businesses.

Importantly, the sign IS THE IMAGE of the business, at the very least the first impression that gets potential customers to come in the door.  If you advertise, or create a webpage or Facebook presence, you will feature your sign.

What image do you want potential customers to have?  Cheap, or professional?  Basic, or interesting?  Shoestring, or substantial?  Neglected, or attentive?  Your sign conveys all of these messages, and more, to your potential customer BEFORE they become a customer.  For your own sake, make sure you are marketing your business properly.  Let us help you.

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.

Channel Letter Lighting ChoicesWe 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  LetterLites™ Channel Letter signs that use patent pending first-surface LED lighting to advertise during the day, that will save our customers money while protecting our 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.

 

 

 

The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service


No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.

Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.

You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.

Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and Showroom


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.

The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE, adding an LED Video Display Showroom because we realized how important one would be to consumers.

Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.

Thousands of visitors have learned about sign design, materials, construction, lighting; and their effect on a business.

If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important.  You must determine what type of sign, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.

Therefore:

  • at least five (5) different Full-color LED Display signs, each with a varied resolution

  • a Monochrome LED Message Center sign

  • a 4-thousand-shade single-color LED Message Center sign

  • an economical fixed-message Full-color LED Message Center

  • a fully self-contained, self-powered portable LED Sign trailer

  • NEW WindowVision™ - the latest concept in storefront marketing.

are always available for you to compare.

We invite you to also observe all other 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!)

  • Channel letter signs, both neon and LED lighted.

  • Letterlites™ channel letter signs.

  • Twinkling Letterlites™ channel letter signs.

  • SpectraLites™ Color-changing channel letter signs.

  • Reverse channel letter signs.

  • Cloud signs.

  • Raceways and wireways.

  • Channel letter signs with backplates.

  • Cabinet signs, fluorescent, HID, or LED lighted.

  • Computer-controlled full-color, programmable, building lighting.

  • Wall-wash back-lighting for all types of signs.

  • SpectraLites™ Color-changing lighting.

  • Facade Lighting.

  • Storefront Lighting.

  • Neon and LED building accent lighting.

  • Neon color selection.

  • Brighter Signs™ neon.

  • SolarBrite™ LED lighting.

  • LED color selection.

  • Pinlights™ signs.

  • Pylon signs.

  • Pole signs.

  • Masonry Monument signs.

  • Wall-wash back-lighting for all types of signs.

  • Routed sign faces for all types of signs.

  • Digitally printed and cut vinyl decorated sign faces for all types of signs.

  • Acrylic-faced signs.

  • Lexan®-faced signs.

  • Flex-faced cabinet signs.

  • Push-thru lettering.

  • Pin-mounted letters.

  • Acrylic and Lexan color selection.

  • Vinyl color selection

  • PMS color selection.

  • Paint color selection (32,807 colors.)

  • Free Grand Opening Package.

  • ...and more.

Will your Sodium Vapor or Metal Halide parking lot lights affect the colors of your sign at night?  How visible will your pylon sign’s border neon be during the day?  Should you consider PinLights™, LetterLites™ or SpectraLites™ signsBrighter Signs™ neon or SolarBrite™ LED lighting for channel letter signsFluorescent or HID lighting for your monument sign?  Do Daylight or Cool White fluorescents make your sign’s colors look best?  What are the differences between a flex-faced, a Lexan™, and an acrylic-faced sign cabinet?

How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day?  Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored?  Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall?  Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?

Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.

Live Demonstrations of Signage Features


  • Sunsational™ Engineering

  • NASA's Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Coating

  • Solarguard™ Protective Coatings

  • Signlux™ Paint Systems

  • Solar Finishes™ Bright Reflective White

  • Lumabrite™

  • Vandal-Resistant Coatings

  • Flexible Sign Face Installation Methods

No one else 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 in sales every year.

Your business will be better because you do. Can you afford not to?

"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign.  I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong.  My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings.  It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom.  If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster.  I would have wasted a lot of money."

Cecil Drake, Drake Communications

Free Gift for Visiting Sign Manufacturing's Showroom

Showroom Specials


Sometimes it really pays to shop.

As an additional enticement to coax you into our showroom, and also smooth our manufacturing flow, we periodically have limited Specials only available "in-store;" even unannounced to our sales team.

They are based on opportunities in our production scheduling.  If we tell our salespeople in advance they collectively sell too many, causing other problems!

Specials are always for a specific type of custom-built sign with a large variety of available options, but a very limited quantity, and first-come-first-served.

Guaranteed Highest Quality...

Guaranteed Lowest Price™


As detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.

Allen Signs Manufacturing Corporation 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 90 days.

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.

Sign Cost Information


We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.

Day-Night Channel Letters - Daytime ViewThere is a "Cost" tab above that lists general budget pricing for channel letters.

Use our Lease Cost 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 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 our industry.)

If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.

Channel Letter Discount Coupon

Click our "Customers & Photos" tab on our "About Us" page to view a partial list of our customers, photos of their signs, and comments.

"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

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 him the most?

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


The Special Features and Benefits of Allen Signs Manufacturing's Channel Letters

Lasting Quality – Your Sign will ALWAYS look good to potential customers

Special Features and Benefits of doing business with Allen Signs Manufacturing

  • Guaranteed Highest Quality...Guaranteed Lowest Price™ - We manufacture the best signs, for the lowest price.
  • Lifetime* Warranty – Saves you money forever.
  • Product Liability Insurance – Protects you and your customers forever.
  • Deposit Insurance – Your money is protected even if we were to default.
  • Established 1979 – We back our claims.
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
  • Eleven Person On-Location Sales Team – At your location to help you anytime we are needed.
  • Sign Showroom – Don’t buy a sign from a drawing when you can see the real thing.
  • State Licensed Electrical Sign Contractor – We know our business and do our job.
  • State Licensed Electrical Contractor – We know electricity.
  • Trained QualityCertifiedSigns™ Technicians – We understand quality.
  • We Actually Manufacture the Signs – Single-source responsibility.
  • Full-Service Sign Company – We manufacture, install, and service all signs; ours and others.  Seven cranes/bucket trucks to 80' reach.  Seven installation/service crews.
  • Electronic LED Sign Experts – Because we manufacture them, we also know how to fix them all.
  • Five Different Payment Options – Cash, Credit Card, Conserve Your Nest Egg™, Signs on Time™ Lease (with Zero Down option) and Pay as You Grow Lease/Purchase™
  • Delayed-Deposit Billing™ - Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
  • Free Grand Opening Package - We want you to be successful; here's another way we're helping. A free "Coming Soon" and "Grand Opening" banner with your name on it, and free "store" hours lettered on your door.

Construction


The people at Allen Signs Manufacturing are proud that we were the first (and remain the most) automated channel letter production facility IN THE WORLD.

Letters manufactured by Allen Signs Manufacturing are precision patterned by computer-controlledFree Estimates programmable cutters/plotters.

Installation patterns are prepared by computer also.  They are printed full-size on paper to insure that letters and words are properly spaced CNC ROUTER IN ACTIONfrom 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!

CNC Router TableThe 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.

ACCU-BEND CHANNEL LETTER MACHINE IN ACTIONBecause 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 LetterLites™ faces.

For signs facing East, South or West consider using a backplate in a contrasting color, or  LetterLites™ faces to break the effects of shadows.

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 this page.

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 signs.

Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour. 

State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service


We are a full-service sign company.  We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign companies.  We 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.

Quality Certified Signs Technician Q-Check logoOur technicians are also Quality Certified Signs™ certified.   (Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.)

OVER 60,000 SIGNS MANUFACTURED AND INSTALLEDWe serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.

ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.

Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and 972.

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.

Blog Announcement


November 4, 2011

Allen Signs Manufacturing Installs new Accu-Bend

Allen Signs Manufacturing was the "Beta" tester, and owns the very first Accu-Bend channel-letter-forming machine ever made.

Early-on we demonstrated the concept in our factory to most of the larger sign companies world-wide.   Computerized Cutter's Accu-Bend revolutionized the sign industry and became the industry standard.

After 14 productive years we have semi-retired machine serial number 1 and installed a brand-new Accu-Bend.  Very similar to our original machine, but faster.

Literature


Sunburst Dsiplays Balanced Array Brochure

LED Signs

 Full-Color and Monochrome

Guide to Channel Letter Signs

Lighted 3D Channel Letter Signs

Guide to Wall Cabinet Signs

Wall Cabinet Signs

Guide to Pole or Pylon Signs

Pole Signs and/or

Pylon Signs

Guide to Monument Signs

Monument (Ground) Signs

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If you would like to save some money by installing the sign yourself be sure to visit our EZ Install Signs section.

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 Channel Letter Sign Purchase Page.

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