Channel Letter Signs and Installation


Channel letter signs are a popular option for businesses. They are dimensional and stand out away from the building, making quite the impact. They can be made using a wide variety of fonts, colors, and sizes.

The term channel letter signage encompasses many different styles of signs. Here’s a rundown of each type:

  • Front Lit Channel Letters

This is the most commonly seen and is also called standard channel letters. The illumination is projected through the front faces of the letters.

  • Reverse Channel Letters

In this type of sign, the illumination comes from the back of the letters. They are also commonly called halo lit or back lit letters. The light is reflected off the wall behind them, creating a halo.

  • Open Face Channel Letters

These letters have open faces, allowing for the placement of neon illumination. They’re bright and eye-catching when used in the right situation.

  • Front/Back Lit Channel Letters

Those looking for a dramatic sign should consider this type of channel lettering. These letters produce illumination from both the front and back making for a dynamic and bright sign.

Channel letter signs can be mounted in a several ways:

  • Raceway Mount

Channel letter signs are often installed on a raceway, which is a metal box that houses the electrical wiring and power supply for the letters. It reduces the number of wall penetrations required for mounting.

  • Flush Mount

In this installation technique, the letters are attached directly to the building. This creates a flawless appearance that many people favor for their business signs.

  • Backer Mount

Letters are attached to a metal cabinet or backer panel that is larger in height and width then the channel letter configuration.

Channel letter signs are popular because of their ability to make the signage unique and illuminated. Businesses interested in this type of sign should contact Infinity Signs NW.


Exterior Sign Cleaning and Maintenance


A dirty sign doesn’t create a good impression for customers and clients. To make sure an exterior sign is portraying a business’s image in the best way, it should be routinely cleaned.

Over time, signs can become dirty from battling the elements, birds and other animals resting or nesting on them, and more. Cleaning signs gets rid of this debris, and helps extend their life.

Because many signs are located high up on buildings or poles and can contain electrical components, sign cleaning should be left to sign professionals for safety reasons. Infinity Signs NW has the equipment and knowledge to clean signs quickly and properly as part of their sign cleaning and maintenance services.

Some materials the signs are made from can have an aversion to certain cleaning products or chemicals. If these products are used on exterior signs, it could result in permanent damage to the sign. Infinity Signs NW is aware of this, and has the proper cleaning products for every type of signage they create.

No matter the size, height, or material of the sign, Infinity Signs NW can remove the rust, dust, and other debris that accumulates so businesses can look their best. Consider scheduling a professional sign cleaning every quarter for maximum benefits.

While cleaning, the crew can inspect the sign for any wear and tear it might have sustained over the years such as loose bolts, bent frames, broken light bulbs, and more. They can recommend a course of action to fix any damage and get to work on it right away.

Regular cleaning and maintenance is crucial in keeping exterior signs looking good and having a long lifespan. Infinity Signs NW understands that signs are a big investment, and wants to help keep them looking and performing their best for as long as possible.

Maintaining Neon Signs

Neon signs are bright and fun. They’re a great way to direct attention, but not if they are burnt out. To keep neon signs lit and around for years to come, maintain neon signs with the steps below:

  1. Dust

Dust can dim the sign and cause issues if it builds up. To clean the dust off of a neon sign, take a small nylon brush and gently remove all of the dust particles from the sign. Next, use room temperature water and a soft sponge to wipe the light down before drying it. This needs to be done with extreme caution because the bulbs are very fragile.

  1. Nicotine Damage

One of the most common places to find neon signs is in a bar. If people have smoked in the vicinity, the signs might have nicotine stains. For this, an ammonia-based cleaner that is safe for use on glass should be used. Use a small cloth and dip it in the cleaner, then wring it out. Wipe down the surface with the ammonia-based cleaner before using a damp cloth on it. Then dry it before turning the sign back on.

  1. Ongoing Maintenance

Keeping the sign on 24 hours a day will actually use less electricity than turning it on and off. It takes more power for the sign to heat up than if it was left on at all times. Try to keep neon signs in a place where they won’t get bumped. If there are any problems with the light, contact Infinity Signs to come take a look at it.

Visit the Infinity Signs gallery on the website to see some of the neon signs they have made for businesses. If the sign goes out or is acting up, Infinity Signs can service and repair the sign to get it working properly again.