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Sign Talk

 What things mean in the sign business 

Channel Letters


Channel Letters are fabricated shells, usually in the shape of a letter, that house neon tubes. They serve 2 purposes:

  1.  To protect the neon tubes from breakage.
  2. To direct & concentrate the light forward. Neon tubes enclosed in a channel project the light, giving  the letters much more prominence than unenclosed tubes

neon channel letters

The Can


The can is the cabinet, carcass or body of the sign.  It usually refers to the metal case that hold the neon 

neon sign can

PK Housing:




PK Housings are the glass receptacles that accept the electrodes of a neon tube. These glass shells insulate the high voltage that fires the neon from the metal cabinet. 

Using PK housing adds authenticity to a vintage style sign.

PK glass housing

  PK glass housing

What is a Font?

A font is the type face of the word.  Using a different font invokes various feelings in the viewer.  A font with Serifs like Times New Roman invokes strength & a solid feeling. 

This is Helvetica.

This is Times New Roman.  

This font is called Garamond!

What is Double Stroke neon?


Double stroke neon means there are 2 parallel lines that outline the letter. It is harder to do and takes longer to make than the just a single line...that is why it cost more.  This is an example of double stroke neon:

What is Single Stroke Neon?




1 line of neon is used to represent a letter.  It fills up a channel letter with light, but not as brightly as double stroke neon and at a lower cost.

What does Neon over Lettering Mean?

The neon is bent to follow a font.  I use a premium vinyl and apply it to the base.  The words are bolder and clearer to read than if just neon is used.

PK houses are used just as in channel letters.  Real glass standoffs are used to hold the neon tubes in place. 

 In real porcelain signs, the letters were blocked in when the sign was being baked.  It would be cost prohibitive to make a one of a kind sign using porcelain today.

Neon over vinyl lettering

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   Somersworth, NH 03878  (Greater Portsmouth, NH)
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