Types of Signs
TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
If a sign costs you money it is not doing its job. It should effectively advertise your Company and earn you money.
Allen Signs Manufacturing manufactures lighted signs and unlighted signs including road signs and building signs; channel letter signs (lighted with neon or LED), neon signs, wall sign cabinets, pole signs, pylon signs, Monument signs, message centers, architectural signs, metal lettering, plastic lettering, trim-cap lettering and more!
We manufacture more than business signs. We make, install and service church signs, school signs, apartment signs, park signs, governmental signs, architectural signs, etc; interior signs as well as exterior signs.
Unless we are doing other work for an current customer we do not make banners or do vinyl lettering, even though we have the equipment to do so. Our skills are better utilized in other areas.
Major product groups are listed down the left side of this page. They include channel letters, pole or pylon signs, Monument signs, wall cabinet signs, digital electronic LED message centers, neon and other products.
"Click" on a tab to learn about that product and our manufacturing processes. Discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings. We even add self-cleaning properties.
A Brighter Future...Using Less Energy™
Cabinet signs with color graphics and PinLights™ LED first-surface lighting is a hands-down winner. Allen Signs Manufacturing incorporates a patent pending design into our unique high-tech new-look PinLights™ concept. View either the "PinLights™ LED Signs" or "LED Sign Faces" tab for any cabinet sign type for details.
New, modern-look LetterLites™ Channel Letter signs that use patent pending first-surface LED lighting to advertise during the day are well worth considering also, as are automatically color-changing SpectraLites™ channel-letter faces.
We champion energy-saving signs solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab. Solar powered lighting options are included.
This website details how we use our volume to afford state-of-the-art equipment and top-quality materials to do things in constructing your signs which make it MORE durable, MORE impressive, and MORE service-free without costing you MORE money.
We could do things which would make our signs cheaper in initial cost by lowering their quality, but the cheap sign builders always have THEIR best interests in mind, not yours.
We will build you signs that will cost you the least, and earn you the most. It should also be very cost competitive.
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.
What does anyone say who can’t compete in quality, timeliness, professionalism, etc.? “I can save you money!” But with Signs Manufacturing’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” that’s just not true. You CAN have it all!
This is another reason we’re the largest.
Sign Cost Information
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
Each Sign Type, above and on the "Sign Types" page, has a "Cost" tab under its "Pricing" tab that lists general budget pricing for that type of sign.
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.
Underwriter’s Laboratory Listed Signs
The National Electric Code (NEC) requires that for electrical and structural safety all electrical signs be "listed" (tested and labeled.)
You can view the NEC online at www.nfpa.org/freecodes/free_access_agreement.asp?id.
ALL cities, and the State of Texas, adopt the National Electric Code as part of their laws.
Listing (testing and labeling) organizations acceptable in the US are determined by OSHA.
Underwriters Laboratories is the premier national listing organization and almost EVERYTHING electrical is tested by them.
Whether it's channel letters, a wall cabinet sign, a Monument sign, pole or pylon signs, electronic message centers, neon or other electric signs Underwriter’s Laboratory poses the toughest design, structural, electrical, and installation standards of any testing company on the products they approve.
It is NOT illegal in Texas to sell non-listed electrical signs, only to install them!
There are 118 sign companies in Texas listed by U.L. There are 1915 sign companies world-wide.
Our signs are U. L. Listed. (File #UXYT.E149959) We are the 9th oldest UL Listed Manufacturer in North Texas.
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" (replacing "%ccn%") box. There are many sign companies that pretend to be!
Underwriter’s Laboratory does 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.
Incidentally, ISO (International Organization of Standardization) Standards, like ISO 2001, are NOT electrical listings like UL Listings.
UL Listed Sign Component
Underwriters Laboratories has evaluated our sister products PinLights™ and LetterLites™ and they have been approved for use in outdoor, damp and wet location signs.
UL Approval #E345252.
They are the only approved individual LED first-surface lighting products.
As the manufacturer we are very proud of this.
Electric Sign Authority Listed Signs
While Underwriters Laboratories and other listing companies test and approve mechanical, electrical, and installation aspects of sign manufacturing, only the Electric Sign Authority (ESA) supervises the design, marketing appeal, appearance, and longevity of signs.
Look for the Electric Signs Authority (ESA) Listing Label (right) in the advertising of Sign Companies committed to providing their customers with a better advertising and marketing product that will look good for years.
Our ESA Listing number is: ESA107474.
Discover how we make signs to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, 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 brighter, energy-saving signs solutions that save customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab.
Electrical Sign Design Safety Issues
It is a criminal offense in Texas for a unlicensed individual to design an electrical sign, or an electrical system. A licensed Master Sign Electrician or Master Electrician is required, or a design company approved by statute, regardless of whether the signs was manufactured within or outside of Texas. We have both Master types involved in designing our signs. Our employee's State of Texas Electrical and Sign Master License numbers are: 00002753, 00007305 and 00238434.
If you wonder if a sign-seller can legally design, install and service electrical signs in Texas go to http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch, enter "Electricians" in the "Inquire by License Type" box and the name of the sign business or person in the "Inquire by Name" box.
Quality Certified Signs™ Trained Technicians
™ trained technicians.
Go to www.QualityCertifiedSigns.org for listing details.
We employ Certified Welders; horizontal, vertical, and overhead.
We are virtually the only sign company in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex employing certified welders.
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.
Quality Signs Bring You Customers
“Our business was slowly fading away. We read what your web site says about old signs having a negative effect on a business. Our sign certainly was old, so we decided to call you and invest in a new sign. WOW. Your new sign doubled our business! Our grand kids thank you.”
Even though a sign may have looked good when new, as it visibly ages it no longer helps you gain customers. It drives potential new customers, and existing customers, away. The Small Business Development Center (one page up) has observed that aging signs is a key reason that once-successful businesses fail.
This website details how Allen Signs Manufacturing delays the aging process!
Click any tab to the left to pick a product and discover how we manufacture each sign to last; including the use of rust-proof metal, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings.
In a study of 10 year old local Dallas/Ft. Worth businesses, it was observed that a significantly larger number of businesses who had their signs manufactured by Allen Signs Manufacturing were still in business (compared to businesses served by other sign manufacturers identified during the study.)
While it is tempting (to BOTH the purchaser and the sign manufacturer) to save money now by not investing in the future it is a terrible mistake which the SBDC says practically assures failure sometime down the road!
Generally speaking, sign companies that do not offer the features we offer, or downplay these features, only do so because they can not provide them. They haven’t invested for your future.
We champion energy-saving signs solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab. Click on our "EnergySavingSigns™" tab to the left to view a comparison of energy consumption for all types of electrical signs.
For instance, PinLights™ and LetterLites™ signs consume 0.1 watt per light at 5 volts DC! One thousand lights left on 8 hours per day for 365 days will use $4.01 in electricity.
EZ Install Signs™
Each product category ("Tabs" on the top left of this page) has a "EZ Install Signs™" tab of its own.
"Click" that tab for information explaining about signs manufactured so that you can install them yourself.
To purchase sign and neon parts and components, please go to www.TexasSignSupply.com.
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