TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
Channel 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.
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.
We 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
patent pending first-surface LED lighting to advertise during the day, that will save
our customers money while
environment. Explore our "Lighting
Choices" tab with its own
Savings" tab. Many of our designs can even be economically solar powered.
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.
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.
Solarbrite™ LED channel letter lighting 5 times brighter than the LED's used by everyone else (Sloan, JT, or JS LED's.)
Letterlites™ channel letter signs.
Twinkling Letterlites™ channel letter
SpectraLites™ Color-changing channel letter signs.
Reverse channel letter signs.
Channel letter signs with backplates.
Raceways and wireways.
Cabinet signs, fluorescent, HID, or LED lighted.
Neon and LED building accent lighting.
Neon color selection.
Brighter Signs™ neon.
LED color selection.
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.
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 when you can actually see and compare real signs.
Live Demonstrations of Signage Features
NASA's Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Coating
Solarguard™ Protective Coatings
Signlux™ Paint Systems
Solar Finishes™ Bright Reflective White
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.
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 Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment
and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a
detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything
will be done to make your sign look better, and last
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
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
sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
There is a "Cost" tab to the left that lists general budget pricing for
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
& Marketing" 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
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our
website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are
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?)
ould 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
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, UL 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
Special Features and Benefits of
Signs Manufacturing's Channel Letters
Lasting Quality – Your Sign will ALWAYS look good to potential customers
Thick welded aluminum letters – No rust and the sign will last forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Computer-generated cutting and install patterns – Perfect look and installation, not handmade, much more impressive.
UL listed sign – This sign can be installed anywhere, and moved anywhere at a later time.
Special Features and Benefits of doing business with 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 and the Largest Custom Sign Company in North Texas – We back our claims.
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™
™ - 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. *Minimum order required.
The Benefits of Buying All Signs Factory-Direct
You need answers to these questions before you buy (anything from anyone.) Don’t be a naïve consumer.
Can you view all sign types before you buy?
Can you view your sign as it is being made?
Will the people who built the sign install it?
Are the people who will install the sign factory-trained?
Is the sign seller (broker) responsible if the sign is not installed properly?
Is the sign installer responsible if the sign is not installed properly?
Does the sign seller (broker) provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign installer provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign manufacturer provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign seller (broker) control the manufacturing and installation time table?
Are there 2nd and 3rd party profit markups?
Is the sign installer working for you, or the factory, or only the sign seller (broker?) Who is legally responsible? Who has the financial ability to remedy accidents and omissions? Single-source responsibility is best. Product liability insurance is good, too.
The Additional Benefits of Buying Our Sunburst LED Displays™ Factory-Direct
Does the sign manufacturer provide free training?
Does the sign seller (broker) provide free factory training?
Do you call the sign seller (broker) with technical/usage questions?
Does the sign factory provide free technical access?
Is there one place to call for ALL services?
Where is Tech-support located? Hours (local time?)
Where do you obtain training for new employees?
We come to You
Can you customize your sign?
* A poorly installed EMC can void a factory warranty, leaving YOU to haggle responsibility with the installer and sign seller (broker.) For instance, without a separate grounding electrode being installed during the installation of most LED signs the manufacturer’s warranty is void. Will you know if your installer doesn’t install a grounding electrode? Problems will probably begin to occur months later.
The people at Signs Manufacturing are proud that we
were the first (and remain the most) automated channel
letter production facility IN THE WORLD.
Letters manufactured by Signs Manufacturing are
precision patterned by computer-controlled
Installation patterns are prepared by computer also.
They are printed full-size on paper to insure that
letters and words are properly spaced
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.
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!
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.
Because 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
For signs facing East, South or West consider using a
backplate in a contrasting color, or LetterLites™ faces to break the effects
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
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.
Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and
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.
Full Service Facility
Please visit our four-building production “campus.”
If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they say they can; or at least “Google” their address. A lot of competitors who present themselves as manufacturers actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront!
would like to save some money by installing the sign
yourself be sure to visit our
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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