Channel letters are a conventional 3-D picture that stands out on your potential customers’ mind. They are big, bright, cool, elegant, versatile, and intriguing. They are an incredible option for business owners.
Sign Shops In Austin can be installed for indoor and outdoor purposes, making them amazing options to present your brand and logo. At BSC Signs, we have been working and installing all sorts of channel letter signs, all over Colorado and we have learned how effective and flexible they can be. We usually divide them into two categories.



Channel letter signs are elegant and cool outdoor sign options.

Front lit channel letters are the most common type of channel letter. A sign using this lettering features lights that illuminate through the face of letters, a logo, or other shapes. This is accomplished by using a translucent acrylic face, colored or with a vinyl overlay, and a form of internal illumination. The light source can be LED, neon, fluorescent, or almost any other form of lighting.

Another trend uses all of these elements except the face, leaving the letters ‘open’ and the light source–commonly neon or incandescent bulbs–exposed. There are 5 main components to a front lit letter:

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Back: usually .040″ aluminum
Return: the side of this letter, generally 5″ deep .040″ aluminum. This substance comes standard in a full array of colours, but could also be painted
Face: 3/16″ white or colored acrylic
Trim cap: The band that attaches the face to the return. This material comes in a range of standard colors that match or contrast the return and can be custom painted as well
Illumination: LED lights are the most common, but there are many different options


Reverse lit channel letters, sometimes called halo lit letters, are a type of channel letterthat emits light from behind the letters, logo, or shape onto the surface they’re mounted on. These channel letters are usually mounted off the wall with studs or a raceway so the lights inside can cast a glow around each letter from the back.

There are 4 main components to a reverse lit letter:

Back: 3/16″ clear polycarbonate
Return: the side of this letter, generally 2.5″ deep .063″ aluminum. This material comes at a mill end and can be painted
Face: 1/8″ aluminum custom painted to any colour
Illumination: normally LED, but it can be one of a Number of Other forms too
A well-designed channel letter signage might offer incredible results for establishing your brand or even a brand new item. Contact BSC Signs now and find out more about Channel letter Demo.