Recently, we had a little confusion with a customer. They ordered our 10 inch letter set. (Our letter panel is 10 inches, and the actual letter is 9 inches. Our 8 inch letters have a panel of 7 15/16th inches with a letter of about 7 inches. The 16 inch and 20 inch letters work out similarly.) After they received our letters, we received an email back from them saying, “They don’t fit.” Once they sent a sample of their existing letter set, it all made sense.
Our letter sets are made with black coroplast and a heavy duty fluorescent vinyl. The black letter panels are cut to the correct size and the plotter-cut fluorescent vinyl is applied to the letter panel. (See the smaller “N” above.”) Another way of providing similar letters involves using a printer. The letter above on the right is done on a printer. It is printed on white coroplast. The letters I sell are the letter sets developed by the gentlemen who held the black sign patent. (#6,108,955)
Bottom Line: Both letter sets will work, but do to the printing process, the vinyl letter is likely to take a longer time to fade. (Possible lasting 3 or 4 times longer) SignsSeen can do different fonts on our letters sets. If you are interested, please contact us!