Applelec Built Up Letters: A versatile solution that delivers the right impact

Built Up Letters are the cornerstone to good signage, something which Applelec Sign has specialised in for over 20 years. Using not only time-honoured techniques, but integrating the latest technology and finishes, Applelec Sign understands all the nuances of what make a sign great.

Hand-crafted, Built Up Letters have proved to be one of the most effective and economical ways of creating signage to help a client promote their business. With limitless options, from metal to acrylic, painted to antique and products suitable for indoor use to those that are appropriate for coastal applications, Applelec Sign’s team of signage specialist Account Managers work with clients to deliver the right impact, whilst achieving their project requirements and budget.

Also known as 3D letters or channel letters, Applelec Sign Built Up Letters come with a wide array of options. It is indeed this ability to build to almost any specification that removes boundaries to creativity. This is further enhanced by Applelec Sign’s extensive range of Illuminated Built Up Letters, which can include Sloan LED’s. Applelec Sign are the exclusive UK distributor of Sloan LED’s, all of which come with a 10-year electric componentry warranty and have proven cost savings so that a sign can cost less than a penny an hour to illuminate.

Applelec Sign Account Managers support clients with structural advice and engineering drawings, where appropriate. This in-house expertise sets Applelec Sign apart, working together with clients to safeguard against potential problems and costly delays.  

Options include:

Built Up Letters: Applelec Sign 3D Metal Letters are beautifully crafted to deliver a striking impact. Precise manufacturing ensures the blended edges achieve an impressive, seamless finish.

Rim and Return: A built-up metal letter with an acrylic illuminated face. The acrylic face is surrounded by the neat, visible keyline trim of the metal. 

Rimless: A built-up metal letter with an acrylic illuminated face. The acrylic covers the entire face of the letter.

Halo: Applelec SignPik halo illumination diffuses the light produced by the LEDs through an acrylic base to produce a beautiful consistent glow on all surfaces without the LEDs being visible. The discreet edge illumination allows for a smooth, uniform glow of light around the whole perimeter of the lettering. The construction comprises of a closed acrylic base excluding any shadowing and allowing the letter to be mounted flush to the surface.

Neon: This low voltage, safe to touch product is both robust and easy to install. This option offers the glass tube appearance, whilst the rounded face of the clear or frosted finished lettering gives a crystalline illusion to the eye, retaining that retro neon style. This is further enhanced by the light refraction of the oval prism face, transferred from the energy efficient LED light source.

Block acrylic: This versatile finish can be used to achieve a modern crystalline finish for a wide range of signage products including face illumination with halo and partial illumination to the sides. This robust option achieves the impact of glass in an array of vibrant colours, whilst removing associated risks.

Cabochon: The quirky nostalgia of these vintage fairground style bulbs create a fun and memorable appearance to any project. With many size, colour and controller options available, Cabochon’s long life, low energy LEDs ensure an eye-catching impact. 

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