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Channel Letters


Business owners spend a lot of time finalizing the perfect signage that can reflect what their business stands for. No matter how big or small your business is, do not miss the opportunity and grab the attention of your target audience by installing custom channel letters. They are one of the most common choices for illuminated outdoor signs and the reason is the professional outlook they provide to a business irrespective of what industry they belong to.

Channel letters were originally made from sheet metal, hand-formed into a channel in the shape of letters. Custom channel letters today are still made the same way, just on more modern equipment. There are a number of different ways to fabricate the letters depending on the application, installation location, and the designed viewing distance.

Channel Letter Signs By SSK Signs

At SSK Signs, a sign company in Mississauga, ON, we work hard to deliver signs that can turn your business locations into landmarks. We specialize in making high-quality channel letter signs that can grab passerby attention and promote a positive feeling about your brand. We only use high-quality materials to ensure our clients get durability and desired finish. When it comes to designing custom channel letters, the creative possibilities are endless, you will never run out of choices. Just get in touch with us and let’s get started.

More Insights On Channel Letter Signs

For standard fonts and sizes, there is also the option of molded plastic letters. Channel letters are not just for the exterior of the building, they can be incorporated on the interior in a shopping mall or business lobby.

Besides letter height, depth, and font there are lighting options. Channel letters can be illuminated or non-illuminated to create a 3D effect. They can be made in a way that the front face is lit with LEDs, which allows for the option of colour for the front faces. The other lighting option is to have the light exit the back of the letter and bounce off the wall for a backlit, reverse-lit, or halo-lit effect. It is also possible to have the front faces show one colour during the day and a different colour at night.

If you’re considering custom channel letters for your business, call SSK Signs today.

Channel letters are a great choice for:

  • Company branding on building exteriors
  • Interior business branding
  • Lit letters or numbers to identify specific areas

Not sure how to go about it? Don’t worry, we’ve provided channel letters for business throughout the GTA, such as Toronto, Brampton, and Mississauga. We are a full-service sign company with expertise in manufacturing all types of custom business signs and wraps that companies need to expand their reach, grab more attention and earn more profits.

Channel Letters FAQs

Channel letters are custom-made metal or plastic letters commonly used in exterior signage on public and commercial buildings and are often internally illuminated. Channel letter signs can be recognized by their hollow interior since the letters are manufactured by first creating the sides and then adding a front and back cover.
A reverse channel letter has a permanently affixed face and a removable back. The lit versions would be mounted away from the wall so that the light forms a halo behind them, which is why they're often called “halo” or “backlit” letters. Reverse channel letters have a metal face instead of an acrylic one. They're also fitted with aluminum returns (the sides of the letters).
Halo illumination is another very popular form of sign illumination where the LEDs are installed to shine through the clear back to create a glow effect onto the wall or backing panel that the sign is mounted too.
A raceway is a rectangular sign mounting structure that also serves as an enclosure for the fasteners and wiring. By attaching the channel letters to the raceway there will be fewer mounting holes required when installing the sign.
Channel letters may be flush mounted (attached directly to the building facade), or they may be mounted on a raceway or wireway.


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