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Custom Channel letters Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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About to purchase the custom LED channel letters from China? In this article, we cover everything about lighted sign letters you should know:

  • The types of channel letter signs
  • How to find the right suppliers
  • The complete process and service from start to install

Part 1: The types of channel letter signs

Illuminated Channel Letters

Illuminated channel letters, also called LED lighted signs, can be visible by day and lighted up at night, which gives an impressive visual memory for your brands.

It mainly includes

  • Front-lit channel letters are also called face-lit letters. Each letter is lit from the inside LED module with light shining through the front acrylic face. Returns can be made of stainless steel and aluminum with a brushed, mirror polish, or customized painting. The color of Internally LED lighting is available to customers’ specifications (such as white, red, yellow, blue, etc).

Interior and exterior signs are both use the front-lit channel letter to light their logo or brand.

  • Halo-lit channel letters are also called backlit letters or reverse channel letters. This lighted sign is generally lit out the back of letters.
  • Dual-lit channel letters are also called Front & Back-lit signs. It is the combination of Front Lit Sign with Custom Backlit Signs and comes in an illuminated face(or cut out) and a halo effect in the background.

Non-illuminated channel letters

Non-illuminated channel letters are a great way for those indoor logos and outdoor signs for business not open in the evening, it is a choice of the affordable sign without the added cost of illuminated, also non-illuminated letters has a variety of custom finish options than illuminated letters, like brushed, electroplating, painting, polished chrome finish, etc. The common materials to use are #304 stainless steel, #316 stainless steel, aluminum, and acrylic.

Fabricated metal sign

  • Brushed stainless steel sign is the most popular type of non-illuminated sign, it comes in horizontal or vertical grain on the sign surface.
  • Electroplate letters are the best choice for luxury looks signs at a cost-effective price, we can achieve many different looks of metal in a variety of finishes, including antique brass, gold, Titanium gold, Bronze, etc.
  • Paint 3D outdoor metal letters, We can paint any colors on the metal signs upon your choice from the PMS color card.
  • Polish/Mirror finish stainless steel letters, it usually uses mirror effects #304 stainless steel which has a very smooth surface with light reflecting on it.

Cut-out letters & logos

  • Laser-cut Acrylic letters. Cutting the solid acrylic sheet upon the customized size and shape, our acrylic letters are available in a variety of colors finish, the normal thickness is 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, and 18mm.
  •  Metal cut-out letters. A flat cut-out metal sign is available for the materials of stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze etc, we also provide different colors looking at the budgets our clients require.   

Part 2: How to find the right suppliers

  1. China B2B platform, like Alibaba. Made-in-China, Global-source ….
  2. Google search via keywords

There are so many suppliers on these platforms, that it can be overwhelming and they offer different prices and products. We can follow some tips to identify those that are the most qualified:

  • Product scope: Are they making your type of signs?
  • Product compliance: Do they have the export experience for your looking signs?
  • Quality management: Do they have the product certifications to meet your market.
  • Ship management: How about the delivery and after-sales service policy?

Based on these factors, you can filter down the list of potential manufacturers to 10 or 12.

Part 3: The complete process and service from start to install

  1. Find the qualified supplier, consult and require the quote
  2. Check the content and offer the price
  3. Place the orders and arrange the payment
  4. Layout confirmation
  5. Arrange the production
  6. Pack and arrange the delivery
  7. Quality control and after-sales service

Your Reliable Custom Sign Manufacturing Company -FT Signage

FT Signage is a wholesale & direct manufacturer for all kinds of Channel Letter Signs from China, we make your custom letters and logos project easier, faster and better margin. 

Partner with us to scale your business

  • Quality Assurance

With a group of highly experienced veteran team which has over 10-years of experience with custom signs, we understand well about signage products standards locally and globally and help you provide the right solutions with high quality and cost-effective products in time.

  • Continuous creativity

keeping pace with the constant changes in technology is the root of our growth. At FT Signage, we will create the best possible for you. 

  • End-to-end Customer Service

Our core philosophy is to solve problems before arriving at your hands and provide a trouble-free experience for you once problems have occurred. We are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best possible experience.

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