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How to Make Channel Lettering Signs
LED lights from China / 2013-01-14
Channel lettering signs are the actual text or letters that make up a sign for a business. Companies such as Subway and McDonald's and even hospital emergency rooms use channel lettering to identify their business or section of the hospital. The letters themselves, or the font used, are critically important as this will be the image that becomes ingrained in the customer's mind, increasing their ability to be recognized and remembered. Make your own channel letters for a small business, function, fundraiser or event to catch the public's attention and draw them in. Other People Are Reading How to Build Channel Lettering Signs How to Do Lettering on Signs Things You'll Need Cardboard or poster board Craft knife Paint Paint brush LED lights Glue Show More Instructions 1

Establish a size for the letters, both uppercase and lowercase, such as nine inches tall and 12 inches tall.


Mark the measurements by drawing a line to represent the bottom of the letter and the top on your work area, such as cardboard or a sturdy poster board.


Write out each letter that makes up your sign using the measurements. Be sure to always work in light pencil so mistakes can be easily corrected and unnoticed.


Cut out each letter with a craft knife for utmost precision.


Paint the letters the desired color or colors and allow to dry.


Glue small LED lights to the back of the top, bottom and middle of each letter. When illuminated, this will create a shadow effect that will allow them to stand out and pop to the viewer.


Hang or mount the letters as desired.

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