Aluminium lettering

Solid aluminium lettering, logos and shapes cut to suit your needs

price matched architectural sign productionAluminium lettering is just one of many lettering based services available to you. With efficient, accurate aluminium cutting systems available 24/7 you can get hold of the aluminium lettering you need no fuss no hassle.

Our aluminium lettering service is guaranteed to give you the best value. When we give you a quote for any sort of aluminium cutting we back it with our price guarantee.

aluminium flat cut lettering
Aluminium flat cut lettering

These letters are cut from 8mm thick aluminium plate. Clean precise cutting is a hallmark of our services. With our cold cutting technology, your lettering projects are cut cleanly with no heat spots or burn marks. Intricate designs and small letter shapes which laser cutting can’t manage are a standard part of our production service.

Whilst most other suppliers of aluminium sign components limit you to relatively thin grades of aluminium with us there is no limit. Cold cutting lets you use any metal grade you like, even down to 0.6mm thick.

Where to use aluminium lettering

Aluminium lettering is most often used when large letters are required. Solid aluminium sheet provides stability and strength to large cut letters and logos whilst keeping the overall weight to a minimum.

aluminium built up lettersThree-dimensional aluminium letters are also something we can help you with.

If you are looking for a material which combines some of the benefits of this material without the need for surface treatments have a look at our aluminium composite lettering.

If you need us to handle the wet spraying of your aluminium lettering and logos this is something we now offer as an in house service. You can specify RAL, Pantone or British standard colours without a price premium. Read more about our painted aluminium letters here.

Surface treatments

Natural aluminium is supplied to us in sheet format in what is known as “mill finish”. This is the natural finish of the metal once it leaves the smelting plant.

Mill finish is NOT the satin Silver colour which most people assume it to be. Mill finish aluminium is a bright silver colour and has not been protected in any way. The satin Silver finish most people assume to be mill finish is in fact anodised aluminium. Anodising creates the satin Silver colour and is the most common finish known to the sign trade, most sign frames and dual cases are supplied in anodised finish.

flat cut aluminium letters
Flat cut aluminium letters

aluminium letteringAluminium is a non-ferrous metal which means it won’t rust. Apart from this raw aluminium should still be treated like steel it needs a surface protection of some kind. Without protection mill finish surfaces oxidise from exposure to the air this leaves a Back deposit on the metal.

If you want us to paint your letter shapes standard mill finish aluminium is more than suitable. If you want a Silver anodised finish we offer this as a standard sheet option.

Other options for silver metal lettering

As we have already seen mill finish aluminium lettering cannot be used without a surface treatment. Cutting from anodised aluminium sheet stock is an easy way to get the smooth Silver finish you are looking for. If you want a particular shade of colour then our in house spray finishing is the best choice.

We offer a full range of stainless steel lettering products which will give you a lettering solution which is non-ferrous and requires no surface treatments.

If you need fret cut aluminium sign trays we make these too with all parts cut via water jet for the most accurate results.

Lots of other aluminium options available

Lettering is one small part of our aluminium services. You can also buy fret cut screens and grills for lighting, railing and other architectural and interior design projects.

example of aluminium letters powder coated
Example of aluminium letters powder coated

These letters are again manufactured from 8mm plate. Fitted with flush mounting stud fixings these letters are powder coated to RAL colours. Powder coat is a very cost-effective surface treatment which we offer on all our metal sign and display products. For specific Pantone colours, you will find that wet spraying gives you a more economical finishing route. Powder coat is normally sold in a 25kg minimum quantity. This is a lot of powder and might not prove economical for small to medium-sized projects.

Sign blanks can also be precision-cut to any shape or size you may require rounded corners are available as standard. All the fixing channels and clips you need for road sign work are also available. Painted and vinyl-coated finishing is available. A new section covering signs made from this metal will be added shortly.

Part cutting

Parts for machinery, plant and structural work can be cut from any kind of metal in thicknesses of 0.5mm upwards. If you can draw a DXF file we can cut it for you.

What kind of sheet can you have?

As standard, we use sheets with a purity of around 95-98% for the best possible results. This sheeting is bought in with a standard mill finish. However, we can machine anodised and powder coated sheets just as easily. Because we use cold cutting technology coated and treated sheets can be cut without burn damage or lifting use a laser and this ability to cut pre-treated panels isn’t open to you.

Mill finish, anodised and coated aluminium machined into precise shapes.