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Cast Letter Finish and Color Combinations

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Cast metal letters and water jet cut metal letters are available in the following materials, finishes, and colors.

Finish availability depends upon selected font and letter height. This is displayed on the quotation request process page.

ALUMINUM LETTER FINISHES

Satin Aluminum

The natural metal color with subtle horizontal or vertical grain lines meets NAAMM finish designation AA-M33-C11-R10.

Letters 3" in cap height and smaller have vertical grain lines.

Letters 4" and above have horizontal grain lines.

Letter returns (edges) are ground and sandblasted to a matte finish. Satin finish cast aluminum letters receive a clear protective low gloss lacquer.

Satin Aluminum Cast Letter Finish

 

Baked Enamel

Faces of letters are sanded to a smoother finish than for satin aluminum (equivalent to NAAMM finish designation AA-M32). The edges are ground and sandblasted to a matte finish.

The entire letter is then sprayed with an acrylic enamel color and baked to obtain a durable finish.

Colors available:

  • 16 standard high gloss colors
  • Black & White in gloss, semi-gloss and satin finishes
  • 4 colors to match bronze and black anodic shades in satin finish
  • Custom colors from most standard color designating systems

Orange M102 color
Orange M102

Red M107 color
Red M107

Dark Red M115 color
Dark Red M115

Cream M71 color
Cream M71

Ivory M58 color
Ivory M58

Bronze M65 color
Bronze M65

Light Blue M20 color
Light Blue M20

Medium Blue M25 color
Medium Blue M25

Dark Blue M28 color
Dark Blue M28

Dark Brown M70 color
Dark Brown M70

Light Grey M5 color
Light Grey M5

Medium Grey M8 color
Medium Grey M8

Medium Bronze M312 color
Medium Bronze M312

Dark Bronze M313 color
Dark Bronze M313

Golden Bronze M40 color
Golden Bronze M40

Maroon M118 color
Maroon M118

Satin Black M335 color
Satin Black M335

Green M38 color
Green M38

Dark Grey M9 color
Dark Grey M9

Light Bronze M311 color
Light Bronze M311

 

Polished Aluminum

The faces of the letters are sanded with successively finer abrasives, then buffed to a bright polished surface essentially free of grit lines caused by preliminary operations. Meets NAAMM finish designation AA-M21-R10.

The edges are ground and sandblasted to a matte finish and the entire letter is sprayed with a clear protective low gloss lacquer.

This finish is available only on cast metal letters up to 2" high.

Polished Aluminum Cast Letter Finish

 

BRONZE LETTER FINISHES

Satin Bronze

The natural metal color with subtle horizontal or vertical grain lines meets NAAMM finish designation M33-C11-060.

Letters 3" in cap height and smaller have vertical grain lines.

Letters 4" and above have horizontal grain lines.

Letter returns (edges) are ground and sandblasted to a matte finish. Satin finish cast bronze letters receive a clear protective low gloss lacquer.

Satin Bronze Cast Letter Finish

 

Oxidized Bronze

The faces and edges of these metal letters are prepared the same as for satin bronze. The letters are then dipped in an aqueous sulfide solution to achieve a golden brown statuary finish. Meets NAAMM finish designation M42-C55-060.

Variations in color from piece to piece can occur since this process depends largely upon chemical reactions. The patina will vary from a light golden hue to almost black. When ordering, specify Light, Medium or Dark Oxidized.

Oxidized Bronze Cast Letter Finish

 

Polished Bronze

The natural metal color is achieved by polishing these metal letters with successively finer abrasives and then buffing to a bright polished surface essentially free of grit lines caused by preliminary operations. Meets NAAMM finish designation M22-C10-060.

Letter returns (edges) are ground and sandblasted to a matte finish. Polished finish cast bronze letters receive a clear protective low gloss lacquer.

This finish is not recommended on larger letters with large surface areas (wide letter strokes) due to normal surface inconsistencies inherent in the casting process.

Polished Bronze Cast Letter Finish

 

Chrome Plated Bronze

The faces and edges of the metal letters are prepared the same as for polished bronze. Two layers of electro-deposited copper/nickel/chrome plating are then applied. Meets NAAMM finish designation M42-M22-C11.

Although environmental conditions can effect the metallic luster of these products, CU/NI/CR plating can withstand moderate atmospheric corrosion without deteriorating.

Chrome Plated Bronze Cast Letter Finish

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