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Custom Channel letters - Manufacturing and installation all across LA

Channel letters are a top-class signage choice across all industries and companies seeking a way to get noticed. Due to its upscale and elegant look – channel letters – catch the attention of any potential prospect passing by your business location day and night.

Many big and small companies utilize channel letter signs as an outdoor advertisement to draw customers’ attention and create a can’t-ignore brand presence.

Channel build up letters often appear as individual letters, custom graphics, logos & corporate taglines. They give businesses extra visibility to stand out among large franchises and box stores.

Here at Front Signs, we know you can’t go wrong with channel letters to promote your business in Los Angeles. Each and every one of our manufactured letter signs are precision-crafted to your exact requirements. We also ensure the design complies with the mounting codes required by the State of California or your local area.

When you work with us, your project is powered by the most advanced industry equipment and backed by the massive experience of our craftsmen. This enables us to offer you the most sophisticated, personalized signage solutions – every single time! Furthermore, for custom manufacturing, we use energy efficient and long-lasting LED lights, which provide your signs with evenly dispersed, bright illumination.

With our exceptional commitment to quality and clear understanding of the impeccable reliability that our customers have come to expect from us, we craft letter signs to match  & exceed your requirements.

Channel letters are typically used as an exterior branding medium or for interior applications to create a unique tone and highlight the internal space with its exceptional glow. Face-lit channel letters represent your brand culture and build a trustworthy, professional image for your brand. Tailor-crafted exterior front-lit letters help your business stand out in the crowd and draw attention day and night.



There are a variety of manufacturing combinations and mounting options for these LED custom channel letters from hundreds of fonts, styles, sizes, and colors.

  • Mounting option: flush mounted individual letters or letters on a raceway/railway background
  • Edge finish: Trimless or trim cap
  • Illumination: energy-efficient LED bulbs. For custom open-face channel letters we can also use Neon lights which are often used as an interior decor for their warm, retro feel. Recently, neon lights have been experiencing a rebirth and are all the rage in Los Angeles - heavily utilised pubs and thematic venues.

Raceway Channel Letters

Restaurant Channel letters

Raceway channel letters also known as business wall signs are used to promote and add character to different business establishments. It's a highly popular signage solution among manufacturing facilities, office and shopping centers and stores, retail shops and malls - and a wide variety of other private and corporate organizations. 

Raceway is a mounting mechanism consisting of a 3-sided rectangular metal box and electronic components (wires and transformers) required for the sign to work. The rust-proof aluminum raceway and our state-of-the-art fabrication technology are put together to best reflect your brand guidelines. We custom-manufacture raceway and - its counterpart -  railway channel letters in our sign making company in Van Nuys, LA. Both railway and raceway mounting options are wonderful means of commercial signage to help your business gain maximum visibility and groundbreaking engagement in your community.

The advantages of the raceway signs over the flush-mounted letters are: ideal solution for buildings with limited access to the facade (either by lack of space or landlord requirements ), as raceway is a compact installation option for this type of letters; requires fewer drilled holes on the surface as all the letters are fixed on the raceway; has simplified power supply system, by covering all the wires inside the raceway box.

Trim Cap Channel Letters

dimensional letters sign

Trim cap is an elastic aluminum “film” - the most popular material to use for channel letter edge finish. The band is attached to the aluminum return and acrylic (or translucent) face to give the letter neater edge finish.

The letters are fabricated to your color selection and choice of translucent face material and the trim color. Face and the trim can have the same or contrast colors based on your style.

The translucent face usually comes in standard colors, but for custom shades, sign painting service is available.

The trim cap border gives the LED letter sign a finished appeal, keeps the light focused on the surface for more accurate presentation. With more focused light, these signs draw attention and more nighttime traffic.

Trim cap channel lettering is one of the most sought after signage styles for fulfilling the branding needs and requirements. This style comes with a variety of built-in flexibility and design options.

We can surely say- our professional team is ready to provide with world-class solutions and visuals to best reflect your brand culture.

Flush-mounted Channel Letters

Wall mounted Channel Letters

This style of letters - attractive and noticeable - are directly affixed to the facade of the building. In most cases, flush mounted letters are placed above the drop ceiling with the power system located inside the building. These flush mounted channel letters underscore the brand name and logo of any business - be it a franchise, corporate and retail building, etc all across California.

Furthermore, individually mounted letters add an element of interest and graphical excitement to the exterior or interior space. The letters are illuminated with low-voltage - yet powerful and brightly lit LED bulbs which emphasise your brand power and catch the eye of prospective clients.

Typically, the face-lit channel letters are illuminated with white LEDs, however, RGB colored LED lights can also be used to match your exact logo color. Our highly experienced graphic designers at Front Signs are always ready to consult with you and find the best option noticeable all throughout the day and night.


Trimless Channel Letters

custom illuminated signage

Channel letter face with a trimless finish is used for simpler illumination portion - exciting ambiance to allure clients to your business venue.

Trimless channel letters have “day/night” acrylic face, which shines 24/7 to showcase your brand presence.

Here at Front Signs, we take specific elements like logo, font, color, location, readability, and traffic patterns into consideration when designing these letters.

Thus, with this attractive sign design you add brand credibility and inspire your prospects to take action.

Made to your exact requirements - custom channel letters serve to match the culture of your establishment, create a harmonious & exciting architectural display with a luminous glow.

We bring your signage visualisations to life. Knowledge of the industry standards, creativity and our extensive experience in crafting channel lettering helps to create a delicate yet professional signage solution to enhance your business presence.

Rounded Channel Letters

Acrylic face illuminated letters

Yet another classy choice to make a brand impact with rounded channel letters. These letters incorporate your business logo with their eye-catching design, correct light intensity, and outstanding viewing angle.

Rounded lettering creates dimensional visibility - the ideal option to increase daily foot traffic and maximize the return on your marketing dollars 24 hours a day.

Each and every channel letter sign project is built to match the demanding and complex applications. Sleek design and commercial functionality tailored to meet -and- exceed your expectations communicate your message across your target audience.


Front-lit channel letters are a traditional and intelligent way to display your brand name.

They are also a great way to put your brand in front of your customers. Frontlit letters can be fabricated with any custom type style & color you desire. As for the illumination, we use energy efficient yet bright LED lights.

Any business establishment (retailer, grocery store, bank, etc) wanting to gain more recognition will find custom channel letters a wonderful tool to catch the attention of potential clients. Furthermore, shopping malls, outdoor plazas or pharmacies, restaurants or banks can use LED channel letters to create powerful on-site branding.

Moreover, Companies and different industry representatives use channel letter signs to advertise the brand name, boost store location presence or want to upscale company services and products.

Channel lettering is an affordable way to provide visibility to establishments doing business mostly at night such as bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Research shows that LED channel letters mounted on the front of the establishment with a larger - legible letters have better nighttime visibility than signs that are perpendicular to the roadway.


  • Have three-dimensional reach and powerful branding impact; highly legible and identifiable 24/7 brand presence increases visibility and attracts more traffic  towards your business
  • Have LED even & bright illumination - with no hot-spots; bulbs are energy efficient  have low light consumption
  • Proper spacing (letter strokes) and the size of the letter create an extensive brand display


Face material: Acrylic, Lexan

Back & return material: Aluminum

Trim size: 0.75”, 1”, 2”, customized

Return Depth: 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", customized

Letter font, color, size: Customized

Letter height: check the visibility chart

Letter depth: Depends on the letter size

Letter Stroke width: 1.5”, 2”, etc.  

Lifespan: 5+ years, if kept properly


There are several installation options for channel letters. Light up letters can be installed on an aluminum raceway, that will carry the electrical wiring and power supply of the sign. They can also be mounted to the wall with screws and spacers. Other options are also available and can be adjusted to your needs and the installation location.

Due to the huge size of the letters and small details which must be taken into account, we recommend you use our sign installation service to eliminate the hassle of the installation that may come when you do it on your own.  Our crew of professional craftsmen is ready to install your custom lettering in no time and with utmost precision.

Related Products

Reverse channel letters - Unlike standard channel signs, they are lighted from the back, as you can guess by its name.

3D Letters -  These Dimensional Letters are perfect for both indoor and outdoor corporate branding. These professional looking and inviting signs will attract everyone’s attention.

Lightbox Signs– These light up boxes have mass usage both for business and home applications. The bright illumination, high visibility from sides and facade of your building immediately attract attention and leave a long-lasting impression.

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Channel Letters FAQs

Will my signs meet the sign and building codes in my area?

Each state has different outdoor signage requirements. Our Signage solutions are fabricated to meet the California’s city codes. However, we provide sign permit services if needed in case you have permit and installation assistance.

What types of Letter signs are there for Interior design?

We offer non-illuminated and lit letter signage. You can create create dimensions and brand style with 3D office signs and exterior building logo signs. Furthermore, push thru letters create mind-blowing dimensions whilst used indoors and outdoors. Letter signs can be backlit, front-lit or both. All the types of illuminated letters welcome and create an exceptional impact on the visitors: guests, workers and clients. Reverse lit letters create special glow which is so appealing. Whereas, front lit build up letters perfectly merge with surroundings and stress the logo and create a warm feel.

What size and shape of letters do you recommend?

Illuminated wholesale channel letters are seen from big distances. Their sizes usually vary from 24” to 48”. However, the sizes are customized and the signs are made according to your requirements. Illuminated letter shapes are given in accordance with your design. If you are not sure about your sign sizes and shapes, please contact our customer service team. Let our professionals help you with their knowledge and experience.

What are Front-lit Channel Letter Signs?

Face-lit dimensional letters are the most common type of build up letter signs. The letters emit light from the front of the sign, through an acrylic face, hence the name. These signs are easily visible from afar due to the LED illumination. Front lit or standard light up letters are created mostly with acrylic or similar translucent materials like lexan. Institutions that can benefit from face lit logo signs are medical and dental offices, spas, beauty salons, boutiques and even ice cream shops, and why not restaurants, food points, stores and any other business establishments.