We make built up stainless steel lettering to your designs
Built-up stainless steel lettering is one of our most popular lettering products. Machined using precision abrasive water jet machinery each built up stainless steel letter is custom made from flat stainless steel components which are formed and bonded together.
Built-up stainless steel lettering is THE lettering product for high-quality results you can see.
The components of a stainless steel built-up letter
Each built up stainless steel letter is made from two component parts:
This is a flat cut stainless steel letter cut via abrasive water jet in the typeface and the size you require.
The side return component of this product is the edging which gives your lettering the appearance of depth. A side return is, in essence, a strip of stainless steel cut to whatever depth you want; the depth you use creates the finished “depth” or thickness of the letter. Let’s say you want built up stainless steel lettering which appears to be 50mm thick. To create this we machine a strip of stainless steel 50mm wide. The strip is measured to the exact length of the entire letter perimeter. Where we need to bend this strip around corners or curves we have markers which are placed on the stainless steel strip as bend points. The stainless steel return is then bent and formed to follow the perimeter of the flat cut face.
Once the returns have been formed they are welded onto the letter faces.
Sizes of built up stainless steel lettering
The standard stainless steel sheet sizes available are:
- 2000mm x 1000mm
- 2500mm x 1250mm
These two sheet sizes represent the maximum letter sizes we can achieve. Any larger than 1250mm deep and your built-up stainless steel lettering will have to be joined.
There are minimum size requirements for the manufacture of built up stainless steel lettering. Very small lettering is problematic as we have difficultly welding the two-component parts together. We may also experience difficulties in attaching fixing points to the rear of your built-up letters.
Typefaces in relation to built up stainless steel lettering
When selecting the typeface for your built up stainless steel lettering you should try and avoid very complex or skinny typestyles.
Simply send the design you would like to be made into built up stainless steel lettering and we will give you a free, no-obligation assessment and price.
Types of finish available
The two most popular finishes for stainless steel built up lettering are:
This is highly polished stainless steel sheet which has a mirror silver finish.
This is grained stainless steel sheet which has a matt/satin silver finish.
NEW paint finishing
You can now choose from any RAL or Pantone colour as well as a stylish range of metallic colours and effects. With a dedicated painted built up lettering service now available we offer you a brilliant range of specialist paint finishing options at a really great price.
Caring for your lettering
It is a good idea to keep your built up stainless steel lettering clean. Washing with warm soapy water is sufficient to remove traffic film and dirt. After you wash down your letters we recommend that you apply a coating of our stainless steel cleaner. This product contains a solvent to deep clean the metal and a light oil to protect the surface.
After the solvent part of the cleaner evaporates it leaves the oil behind as a surface treatment.
Stainless steel cut into any shape you want
Not all suppliers carry out all stages of production themselves. We do. This means you can get other shapes and designs cut from every type of metal in one easy process.
The water jet system we use cuts just about anything all types of metal as well as stone, ceramics, glass, rare composites and plastic-based materials.
Before you order elsewhere check to see what we can offer you.
Built up stainless steel lettering made NOT just advertised.