Gemini Stainless Steel Fabricated Letters are perfect architectural letters for retail or other areas where high-end quality fabrication is an absolute must. Already, such well-known and successful organizations as Exxon Mobil, JPMorgan, Chase, Kroger, IBM and Caterpillar have selected Gemini Fabricated Stainless Steel Letters for dimensional signage. Built to your specifications (face and returns) in a wide variety of finishes such as brushed, polished or painted, Gemini's Fabricated Stainless Steel Letters can be produced to your required depth and size. Gold titanium coating is also available to provide the look of brass at a fraction of the cost. Our fabricated letters are expertly crafted to meet the exacting requirements of your most sophisticated clientele. With lead-free solder and crisp 90º edges, Gemini Fabricated Letters offer the technical specifications required of such letters with the utmost in beauty and quality.
Thin metal straps slightly recessed into back and soldered to return. Stud boss soldered to strap to receive threaded studs. The strap helps strengthen returns of letter. This is the default mounting method for fabricated letters. Not for use with LED lighting systems as shadowing may occur.
Stainless "L" bracket with holes and bosses to receive threaded studs is glued to inside return. Due to bracket size, a minimum 6" high and 1" deep letter is required.
Metal stud blocks glued to inside of can. Threaded to receive 10-24 studs. Available on letters up to 12" high. Letters greater than 12" use strap mount placed against face to achieve the same shadow free effect. Smaller letters could also use this mount to receive pads with studs for a flush pad mount.
Lexan backs are laser cut to fit within the inside of the return. This is not a perfect "puzzle" fit–but is close. "L" brackets are glued to the inside return of the can. The lexan is attached to the "L" bracket with stainless flat head screws. 6"-24" high letters use .118" thick lexan. Above 24" use .236" lexan. Lexan is not perfectly flush to back of letter. Holes are drilled through lexan to allow for mounting studs into "L" brackets.
Steel backs are laser cut to fit within the inside of the return. This is not a perfect "puzzle" fit–but is close. "L" brackets are glued to the inside return of the can. The steel is attached to the "L" bracket in 1 of 2 ways: 1. Loose tacked (welded) which is not removable. 2. Holes drilled through steel to allow for pan head screw into "L" bracket. Both methods have holes drilled for mounting studs. Backs are available raw, finished or painted steel.
Image above shown with optional LEDs.Same rules and construction as lexan back with the exception of the "L" brackets. "L" brackets are held in place with removable pan head screws (not glued). Side screws pass through holes that are drilled into returns. When lighting with LEDs the can must be removable from the lexan. LEDs are attached to inside of lexan back. Note: Painting inside of can for optimal LED reflectivity is an additional 10%.
Standard Steel Specifications:
304 Stainless Steel Alloy–Vertical Grain Standard
Letter size less than 18"
Face Material: 20 gauge
Return Material: 24 gauge
Letter size 18" and above
Face Material: 18 gauge
Return Material: 22 gauge
Letters up to 24" 10-24 stainless Letters 24"+ 1/4-20 stainless
Additional materials and gauges may be available upon request.
Metal "L" bracket glued to inside of face & return. Holes and bosses in bottom/top to receive threaded studs. Due to bracket size a minimum 6" high, 1" deep letter is required. Letters over 12" will require our "Engineered Stud". Rounded letters will require some flattening. Pricing includes a lexan or steel back.
Metal "L" bracket glued to inside of face & return. Holes and bosses in bottom/top to receive threaded studs. Letters 12"-24 require a minimum 1.5" depth, letters over 24" will require a minimum 2.5" depth. Backs are also included to provide added structural support. Stud diameter may also vary per architect specification. Rounded letters will require flattening.