Different Kinds of Wall Letters

by Casey Valiant on September 17, 2013

Wall letters are an effective way of branding a business or decorating an office, without going to the trouble and expense of creating an entirely new sign. They’re primarily used indoors as a way to add a graphic element to any room.

Wall letters vary from basic cut vinyl letters, to more complicated 3D letters mounted with standoffs that push them out from a wall, to halo lit channel letters — lighted from the inside with a string of LED lights — with aluminum sides and acrylic fronts. We’ve even made dimensional letters from foam.

Wall Letters - California Baptist UWall letters are usually mounted directly to a wall rather than to a sign background. This gives us more flexibility because we don’t have to reinforce a wall for a heavy sign or be limited by a smaller space. The entire room is our canvas.

Wall letters can be used for directional signage, such as pointing people to an exit or labeling a department or section in a retail store. They can be used as decorations offering an inspirational message, or even just a few words that signify a particular theme. For example, we’ve applied wall letters in churches to illustrate a particular Bible verse and to showcase different missionaries who represent that church.

While wall letters are used primarily indoors, we can make exterior letters as well. Typically, these are 3D aluminum channel letters with acrylic fronts, although we’ve placed cut vinyl letters on windows and doors. Regardless of what type we do, all outdoor letters have to be built to withstand various weather conditions. We sometimes have to use different materials and different sign making processes.

Next month, we’re highlighting wall letters as our featured product. If you would like more information on dimensional letters or wall graphics, please visit the Signarama website. You can also use our online store locator to find the Signarama store nearest you.

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is the co-owner of SIGNARAMA Evansville. He graduated from Purdue University with a Computer Graphics Technology degree in 1999. He spent 3 years modeling in Salt Lake City (okay, 3D modeling for flight sim trainers for the US Navy) before moving to Texas to work with an international student ministry on the campus of Texas A&M. His wife, Kristi, is an award winning picture book author and illustrator. Whenever the occasion presents itself, Casey rides hippos bareback.

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