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channelume return versus traditional notched and bended Aluminum return

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 at 6:15



Hi,
We have been doing the traditional channel letters by notching and bending aluminum coils for quite sometime now. I came across the chanelume letredgereturn product recently http://www.channelume.com/. They claim one can produce quality channel letters easier than traditional method. Does anyone have experience using making channel letters using channelume/letredge? I need to compare channlume vs traditional channel letter in these areas

1) cost
2) reliability
3) Actual fabrication time
4) any other considerations.

Thanks!

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chamdc says: They are definitely easier to manufacture; but my experience is they don't last. Instead of making cans and trim capping the faces, you're using a wider trim cap that screws directly to the letter backs. ...

They are definitely easier to manufacture; but my experience is they don't last. Instead of making cans and trim capping the faces, you're using a wider trim cap that screws directly to the letter backs. If you are just manufacturing, it might be the way to go; but if you are going to be installing and/or servicing them, they are a huge headache. The channelume material weathers about as well as any trim cap (take that how you want). My opinion is they are not worth the steps you save.

posted on: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 6:27pm

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