Letter signage is a very positive way to make your brand or business name stand out from the crowd – quite literally!

The use of built up letters that sit proud of the surface they are mounted on, is ideal for adding another level of interest to your signage and combined with clever design can make a great impact even from a distance.

There are several reasons why you may want to consider 3D letter signs as permanent fixtures on your business premises, we’ve put together just a few of the benefits of this type of signage.

Freedom to be creative with the design

Built up letters allow for more creativity with design. By introducing a 3D element to the signage your designer can play with ideas of perspective and add more depth to your signage, highlighting areas that you may want to be more prominent in the design.

The idea of depth may also lend itself well to your company branding. For example, you may choose to have your brand name created using 3D metal letters, but your tag line in flat metal letters to highlight the brand name whilst still including additional information.

The use of lighting can look modern and fresh

Using lighting as part of letter signage becomes even more exciting when you incorporate the use of 3D elements. Different coloured lights can be placed behind different parts of the design to match your company style. This multi-colour approach looks modern, fresh, and is aesthetically astounding.

Lighting can also be used to highlight areas of your signage that need more prominence such as using lighting on the built up letters but not on the company logo, or vice versa.

A choice of materials

From PVC to 3D metal letters, there are so many choices when it comes to creating your perfect built up sign. Considering the location of the sign will often help you choose what sort of material will best suit your project and an experienced designer will also be able to provide ideas and recommendations based on your needs.

Metal letter signs look great indoors and outdoors

3D letter signs can be used either on the exterior of your building or inside your offices to promote your business and provide brand identity for clients, visitors, and staff.

A combination of built up letters, clever lighting and design, are great for highlighting your presence where your head office is in a building with other companies.

Using eye catching letter signage is perfect if you want your premises to be noticed by passing traffic and you are close to a busy traffic thoroughfare.


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