Simple to use letter fixing systems
We utilise a range of simple, but effective letter fixing methods on our flat and built up lettering.
Cup & peg locator letter fixing
The process for using cup and peg locator fixings is detailed below:
Take your pre-marked paper template and fix it to your fitting surface using masking tape. This template is the basis for the whole letter fixing system so you MUST get the paper on the fitting surface straight and level. Ensure that the paper is taught over the fitting surface any slack may impact the alignment of your mounting holes.
TIP: if masking tapes doesn’t hold switch to duck tape.
Once you have completed step 1 you can proceed to drilling. Re-check the work carried out in step 1 BEFORE you start drilling. Using the drill points indicated on the template drill out your holes (drill specs and sizes are stated on the diagram). Check all markers have been drilled and then removed the template do not throw away.
If you have drilled into timber you can screw your cups into place. If you have drilled into masonry, concrete or plasterboard you need to load wall plugs into each hole before screwing cups into place. For masonry use RED plugs. Cups require a number 8 screw.
With all cups attached to the fitting surface, you can start to load your lettering onto the cup part of the locators. Apply firm, even pressure until you hear a clicking sound this indicates that the cups and pegs are fully locked.
Once all letters are installed correctly you may discard the template.
Notes on this type of letter fixing
To remove letters fixed with this system you should gently leaver from behind do not pull letters out of their cups.
Tools you will need to use this fixing system
Flat Cut Metal Letter Fixing
For this type of lettering stud welded threaded rod is the ideal fixing solution. Our stud welder has been specially adapted to leave no witness marks on the display face of the letter. A paper template is supplied with drill holes marked. When drilled blow out the holes and fill with Gripfill (or equivalent). Push in the letters – job done.
3D Metal Letters Fixing
These letters have threaded metal bars soldered across the rear face of the letters and a quantity of threaded rods are supplied together with a paper template with drill holes marked. Drill the holes, blow out the holes and fill with Gripfill (or equivalent).. Thread the rods into the letters and push the letters in – job done.