Bronze Letters and Numbers for Signs
Bronze Letters are an elegant addition to any office or outdoor sign. Bronze has a slightly more orange color then brass due to its alloy mix. Bronze lettering has a very unique style. It utilizes water-jets combined with lasers to perfectly cut the letters which provides much greater detail than other machines. These beautiful letters and numbers have clean, sharp edges and come in over 100 styles. The most common type of mounting for bronze is direct stud mounting. Stud mounting makes things very easy since it’s such a secure mounting method. Be sure to add an installation pattern which is available on the cart page. This will show you exactly where to drill to make your sign perfectly level.
More Information on Bronze Numbers and Letters
Bronze is used a bit less frequently for signs but we find the look fits a very specific feel. It’s still widely used, but of the metals we see used daily this one gets less attention. There is a misconception that Bronze signs will not hold up as long as other materials. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you build the proper sign with bronze it will last for many years.
What Our Bronze Contains
Bronze Alloy: Flat Cut Bronze uses alloy C22000; 90% copper and 10% zinc – 0% Lead.
FINISH NOTES: All Patinas, by their very nature, will vary from letter to letter and order to order. These finishes will change in appearance over time depending on contact with moisture and temperature. Patinas can “bleed” onto the installation surface when installed outside.
Bronze VS Cast Bronze
What is the difference between Bronze and Cast Bronze?
Answer: Bronze is solid Bronze that is laser cut. You can purchase the Bronze in different thicknesses (1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″) There is greater flexibility with fonts and sizes (half sizes). Cast Bronze letters are a Bronze molded letter, hollow in the back and a usually deeper to start. The depth of Cast Bronze Letters depends on the font and the height of the letter.
What is Plain Mount
Answer: Plain Mount is no mounting or hardware. You would use an epoxy to the back of the letters to adhere the letters to your surface.
What is Stud Mount?
Answer: Stud mount is where we drill holes in the back of the bronze letters and provide you with the stud (screw). We do a blind stud mount, where you will not see any screws or holes on the face of the letters. To install, drill your holes in your surface, put epoxy in the holes and slide the letters into the holes. We do recommend the Install Pattern, which will help install the letters straight and evenly spaced. The pattern will show you exactly where to drill the holes.
What is Stud with standoff?
Answer: The Stud with standoff mounting is similar to the stud mounting. We will send a spacer with your hardware to hold the bronze letters away from the surface you are installing on. This creates a floating letter effect.
What is stud with nuts mount?
Answer: The Stud with nuts mounting is similar to the stud mounting. You will use this on an uneven surface such as a corrugated building or rock. We will supply a nut with your hardware, this will adjust to the ribs of the corrugated building or in the hills and valleys of your rock. This mounting type can also be used to hold the bronze letters away from the surface you are installing on creating a floating letter effect.
What is Stud on Brick?
Answer: The Stud on Brick mounting option is stud mounting; we will line the stud holes in a horizontal layout so that you can drill into the mortar of the brick wall.
Double Sided Tape safe for bronze letters?
Answer: NO, Bronze letters are too heavy to be held by double sided tape.
I have a custom font; can you use my font or a font that is not on your website?
Answer: Yes, In Bronze we can cut any font, all we need is either the font file or vector art (ai or eps file). There is no extra charge to cut your own font or a custom font.
Can you paint my custom colors?
Answer: No, we do not paint our bronze material. The finishes available for Bronze are brushed natural satin, polished, oxidized, dark oxidized or patina
Do you cut logos?
Answer: Yes, we can cut logos. Just let us know the size of the logo and send us vector art (ai or eps file) and we can work up a quote for you.
Do you offer an Installation Pattern?
Answer: Yes, when you click the CHECKOUT button, you will see a drop-down menu asking if you want the Installation Pattern. The price of the pattern is determined by the number of characters in your order.