Although there are multiple types of steel letters, there are 2 main categories for Steel Letters; Polished (aka Mirror) and Satin (aka Brushed). Here at Robert Neon we are able to fabricate letters, whether it is polished or satin, copper or titanium, brass or aluminum, even a combination of Steel and Acrylic. Everything depends on what our customer wants.Below is more detailed info on Steel letters.
Polished Letters – Also known as Mirror Finish Letters, The Mirror effect is produced by mechanical or electrolytic polishing or lapping the surface of the letter. After the process, it turns into a type of steel letter that has a very smooth surface, and has the effects of mirror, with light reflecting on its surface, as its name implies “Mirror Finish”.
Satin Finish Letters – Also known us Brushed Letters, Totally opposite of Mirror Finish letters, these letters do not reflect light and have a very slightly rough face.
Steel Letters Produced by Robert Neon
Stainless Steel Letters – Stainless Steel are the type of letters that offer excellent corrosion resistance and effectively combats tarnishing under most circumstances. Fabricated Stainless Steel sign letters are premium letters and numbers that have been expertly crafted to meet the exacting requirements of the most sophisticated clients. Fabricated sign letters are hand crafted from stainless steel sheet, with seamless edges and returns that come either satin or polished.
Copper Letters – is a ductile metal type of letter with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. These types of letters surface have a reddish-orange color.
Titanium Letters – is a type steel that has been coated with titanium. Titanium is fairly hard (although not as hard as some grades of heat-treated steel), non-magnetic and a poor conductor of heat and electricity. Machining requires precautions, as the material will soften and gall if sharp tools and proper cooling methods are not used. Like those made from steel, titanium structures have fatigue limits which guarantees longevity in some applications. Titanium alloys have lower specific stiffness’s than in many other structural materials such as aluminium alloys and carbon fiber. Titanium-coated stainless steel for the ultimate “gold” finish available.
Brass Letters – Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. Brass letters surface have a bright gold-like appearance. Brass Letters project an image of elegance and class. We serve the needs of clients in a wide variety of industries, including corporate, retail, property management, architects, design, and construction – who share the belief that high-quality brass lettering and signage is integral to their visual identity, brand, and message. Brass sign letters are cut from top grade materials and finished to your specifications.
Aluminum Letters – Aluminum letters are a tried and true sign lettering product because they are lightweight, will not rust, and can look like more upscale stainless steel in Natural Satin. One of the most popular finishes for metal letters is the brushed natural satin with a grain running vertically down the face that catches the light in soft reflection. Aluminum sign letters can also be powder coated or painted with a durable hard coat that will last decades even in the relentless sun or harsh winter conditions, enjoying years of color brilliance that will not fade. In other words, Aluminum Sign Letters are GUARANTEED for LIFE!