Illuminated lettering is a versatile and popular display format, enjoyed by businesses of all types for a variety of purposes. Whilst most commonly used for commercial signage purposes, illuminated letters have a range of potential uses, including exhibition and events displays, in-store point of sale material, and as part of office or corporate branding.
As a leading manufacturer of illuminated letters, JMF has unparalleled experience in helping businesses like yours get the most out of this powerful marketing tool. From design to installation, our experts will work with you to understand your brand, your location, and your expectations. We’ll work with you to develop illuminated letter items that you—and your customers—will love, and our helpful installation and illumination crews will be on hand to ensure your items are displayed safely and securely.
Need more information? Our team are happy to answer all your questions, so give them a call today. Alternatively, read on for our comprehensive guide to illuminated lettering.
Let There Be Light: The Benefits of Illuminated Lettering
Illuminated Letters Create That “Wow” Factor
If you’re looking to update your current collection of company signage, illuminated letters are an excellent way to dazzle and impress clients and customers new and old. Illuminated lettering can really make your brick-and-mortar business stand out, especially at night or in dimly lit areas.
When you order with JMF, you get an ideal combination of material craft and visual brilliance, turning your address into a focal point of the community—one that your customers will always be able to find!
They’re Great for Parties and Corporate Events
If you’re planning an exhibition or corporate event, large light-up letters can be an incredible form of advertising, allowing you to generate awareness of your brand and boost engagement. Use coloured bulbs to show clients your business’ fun side, or single-colour LEDs to portray a vision of class and elegance.
For wedding and party planners, freestanding illuminated letters are a simple and effective way to add extra sparkle to any venue. By investing in your own letters rather than renting, you’ll be ready to offer your clients a stunning option that suits every occasion—birthday parties, anniversary parties, weddings, whatever!
Not Just the Alphabet
At JMF, an illuminated letter project is never restricted to ABCs. Your company can join its letters to a company logo, brand symbols, or even photos.
Our design team focus primarily on reach and visual appeal and can help incorporate just about any kind of element you need to make your project pop.
Types of Lettering
The JMF fabrication experts have extensive experience creating illuminated lettering in a range of styles; here are some of our most popular:
Our time-served skilled craftsman use grade C blowpipe solder, MIG and TIG welding, structural adhesives, and mechanical fixing methods to produce built-up letters. This will give you the best finish no matter which surface or material options you choose.
Flat-cut letters are two-dimensional letters that are cut from a single piece of sheet metal. They can be left raw or painted in different colors to create different effects.
Neon letters are classic and timeless. They’re made from glass tubes that are bent into shapes and then filled with gas. Neon lettering is most commonly seen in red, but by using different gasses, it can produce a wide range of colours.
Micro neon lights are a good way to improve your signage. They produce a similar effect to traditional neon lights, but without some of the disadvantages (including high power consumption).
If you’ve been to a wedding recently, you’ve almost certainly seen freestanding letters. These large items—commonly displaying the initials of the bride and groom—can add a touch of elegance and fun to any location.
Freestanding letters are three-dimensional letters that can stand on their own. They’re perfect for indoor or outdoor use and they can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, and acrylic.
Types of Illumination
At JMF, our illumination team have spent decades creating a range of LED light modules to suit any project.
Halo illumination is a type of backlighting that creates a “halo” or “glow” effect around the letter. It’s achieved by installing LEDs around the perimeter of the letter and then diffusing the light with a clear acrylic face.
Face illumination is a type of front lighting that evenly illuminates the entire face of the letter. The effect is produced by installing LEDs inside the letter and then diffusing the light with a frosted acrylic or polycarbonate face.
Edge illumination is a type of backlighting that creates a line of light around the edge of the letter.LEDs are installed around the letter’s perimeter. This makes the light diffuse and look more appealing.
Neon illumination is achieved by filling a glass letter with gas and then illuminating it with an electrical current. This produces a classic “neon” look that’s perfect for vintage or retro designs.
One of the main benefits of our LED modules is their dimmable functionality. This allows you to control the level of brightness to suit your needs. This is great for showing the detail in your letters throughout the day while creating a toned-down ambience in the evening.
JMF Group: The Last Word in Large Light-Up Letters
Your business’ search for illuminated letters is over—JMF Group is here! Our comprehensive approach is designed to account for every part of the process, including:
The first step in any of our projects is to carry out a site survey. This helps us to understand the space that we’re working with and it allows us to make sure that your letters will be visible and effective.
Once we’ve surveyed the site, our designers will create a concept for your sign. This could be a simple sketch or a detailed 3D rendering, depending on your needs. We’ll work with you to make sure that the design is perfect, and the illumination is suitable for your needs.
When you confirm you like the design proof, we’ll get to work on manufacturing your letters.
All our letters are fabricated in-house by our team of skilled craftsmen, and our workshops are home to the latest equipment and technology. This means that we have complete control over the quality of the finished product.
Once your letters are ready, our installation team will deliver and install them at your address. We’ll sort out a time that’s convenient for you and your staff, and can even ensure any existing materials are collected and disposed of responsibly.
As with all of our signage, we offer a comprehensive maintenance service for our light-up letters. This means that you can rest assured that your signage will stay looking its best for years to come.
What Are You Waiting For?
Whether you want to change your current signage or discover new options for your business, our helpful team is here to assist you every step of the way. Give us a call today!