When you need large letters to make a sign, there are many different materials to choose from including metal, foam, and plastic. Though you may think that plastic signs would look cheap or would easily be broken, that is actually not the case. The high quality plastic used for signs looks very professional and is also very durable. Depending on the purpose and location of the sign and what type of style is preferred, plastic letters could be a great choice.

One of the best things about plastic letters is that they are very inexpensive. Compared to metal letters, you will be saving a significant amount of money, and you won’t lose anything in quality or durability. In addition, plastic signs can be treated and painted to look however you can imagine. There are specific ways to make plastic letters look just like metal, and from far away no one will be able to tell the difference.

When you are buying plastic letters, there are generally three types of letters that you can buy. These are:

  • Acrylic letters
  • Formed letters
  • Injection-molded letters.

Acrylic letters are precision cut out of sheets of acrylic. These letters will be very durable and will be much flatter than other types of plastic letters. Formed letters are created by heating plastic and then pulling over the front of a mold. These letters will have more dimension than acrylic letters and the shape may also seem a bit rounded. Injection-molded letters are created by injecting plastic into a three dimensional mold. Of the three options, these will have the most depth, and they will look the most like metal. Though all three types of processes create high quality, durable letters, you will want to choose the one that best fits the style and intention of the sign.