Stainless Steel Letters

Information About Stainless Steel letters

Stainless steel letters are laser cut in either brushed finish stainless steel  or polished stainless steel. Standard grade is 304 (see detail below) or when specifically requested 316 marine grade (see below). Marine grade is used for cut out lettering on boats and on properties close to the sea.

Stainless steel letters are supplied with either brass locator fixings(see below) or threaded rods.

How to order stainless steel letters from Arro Signs.

To get a quote from us either contact us by telephone on 01202 546540 or email us with your requirements.
The information required to give you a quote.

 

  • We need to know the height of the lettering required.
  • The name of the font type style.
  • The finish required on the letters, either polished, brushed or painted.
  • Is the lettering required as flat cut lettering or built up lettering, flat cut letters are  letters cut from a 2mm or 3mm thick material, built up letters are made by soldering a letter together with a face and sides, like making a box, the thickness of built ups is determined by the height, usually 10% of the height, therefore a 200mm high letter will have a 20mm return.
  • Do the letters require rod fixings on the back or brass locators. Rod fixings or brass locators  are used for fitting onto stone, brick or concrete, brass locators are used for fitting onto wood.
  • Are the letters going to be fitted near the sea, if so 316 grade will be required, otherwise 304 grade is used as standard.

With the above information sent to us, we will give you a quote. once the price is agreed we will require payment by credit card or PayPal.

Delivery times vary depending on how busy the workshop is. As a guide, Flat cut lettering takes about one week, while built up letters take two weeks. Larger orders may take longer. Short lead times are possible on occasions when there is a tight deadline on a job, so please ask.

Information About Stainless Steel letters

Stainless steel letters are laser cut in either brushed finish stainless steel  or polished stainless steel. Standard grade is 304 (see detail below) or when specifically requested 316 marine grade (see below). Marine grade is used for cut out lettering on boats and on properties close to the sea.

Stainless steel letters are supplied with either brass locator fixings(see below) or threaded rods.

FLAT CUT STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS.

Stainless steel metal letters are cut to order so can be supplied in any practical font/type style. They can be in a  traditional font such as Times Roman or in a contemporary font giving a modern look.

Where stainless steel letters are supplied in a brushed finish they can be either 1.5mm ,2mm or 3mm thick. If a polished stainless steel finish is required they can be supplied in 1.5mm or 2mm( without standard fixings -fixed instead with VHB tape) or 3mm thick if supplied with locator/rod fixings.

Polished stainless steel letters have to be 3mm thick when using locators or threaded rod fixings otherwise the fixings could show through the face of the letter. The letters are supplied with a paper fixing template which has the letters all pre-spaced and with all  the fixing points shown enabling D.I.Y. fitting.

Stainless steel cut out metal letters can also be cut much smaller than alternatives such as acrylic and still be very strong. They can be cut to heights as small as 15mm high. Fonts/typestyles are more limited at this sort of height and standard arial fonts are the norm. they are fixed either with VHB tape or glued into position.

polished-stainless-steel-letteringBUILT UP METAL LETTERS

Built up stainless steel letters are manufactured from 0.9/1mm stainless with a flat face and welded returns. The returns are usually around 10% of the letter height until the stainless steel letters get to around 500mm high. The fixings are the same as with flat cut metal letters except a bridging bar is welded to the back of the letter for the fixing . Although the letters are made to order, due to the nature of their construction the choice of  fonts/type styles is more limited .

STAINLESS STEEL APPLICATIONS

Stainless steel letters are used  as a prestigious way to name office blocks, head offices with the companies name, hotel branding, shop fascias ,car showrooms, industrial units, private houses, industrial parks, boat names, school ,college or university identities, wine bars, restaurants & bars – house numbers, floor levels in flats/offices, the list goes on.

FIXINGS

Brass hexagon locator nuts come as male and female parts, for the concealed fixing of signs, panels, fascias and lettering. One part of the fixing is welded to the back of the letter and the other is fixed to the wall/fascia  – go to this link for a video which demonstrates how these fixing work.

http://www.metalletters.co.uk/fixings/

These fixings also permit the removal of signs for maintenance or servicing. Locators are available in brass or nickel plated brass for a superior strength and longevity . This fixing automatically raises the letters approx 10/15mm away from the wall/fascia.

Threaded rod fixings are used if the stainless steel letters need to be fixed flush to the wall/fascia or if the wall is uneven and if manual spacing is required.

Where the cut out metal letters are fixed flush to a fascia panel or if they are too small for metal fixings then VHB tape is used.

GRADES OF STAINLESS STEEL USED FOR CUT OUT METAL LETTERS

316: Marine Grade stainless steel

Used in marine environments or in areas close to the sea – grade 316 is an austenitic stainless . Corrosion resistance for 316 stainless can be improved by adding two or three percent molybdenum, 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Grade 316 is similar in strength to 304. Grade 316L is a variant of 316, with traits similar to 304L stainless.

304: Standard Grade stainless steel.

Grade 304 accounts for 60 percent of all stainless material in the world due to its suitable use in a variety of applications. It is also known as 18/8 steel, as its chemical composition includes 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel.

It is also one of several austenitic grades, metals known for their strength, easy workability and weldness. Austenitic stainless steels contain between 17 to 25 percent chromium and 8 to 20 percent nickel, making them highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion.

For Advice and and a price email: sales@arro-signs.co.uk or telephone 01202 546540.
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We also supply gold coloured stainless steel letters in a brushed finish.

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For Advice and and a price email: sales@arro-signs.co.uk or telephone 01202 546540.
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FIXINGS METHODS

Brass hexagon locator nuts come as male and female parts, for the concealed fixing of signs, panels, facias and lettering. One part of the fixing is welded to the back of the letter and the other is fixed to the wall/fascia

These fixings also permit the removal of signs for maintenance or servicing. Locators are available in brass or nickel plated brass for a superior strength and longevity . This fixing automatically raises the letters approx 10/15mm away from the wall/fascia.

Threaded rod fixings are used if the stainles steel letters need to be fixed flush to the wall/fascia or if the wall is uneven and if manual spacing is required.

Where the cut out metal letters are fixed flush to a fascia panel or if they are too small for metal fixings then VHB tape is used.

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Titanium plated gold coloured stainless steel. Letters are available in either polished or brushed finish.

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Arro Signs. 7A Bemister Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset.
BH9 1LF. Tel: 01202 546540.
email: sales@arro-signs.co.uk