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General Information

At Neon Contractors we offer a unique mix of cutting edge products and technology with old world craftsmanship. Our holistic approach to sign manufacturing means we can provide a level of customization not available through the majority of our competitors.

With recent changes in technology our industry has witnessed a movement from Neon tubing to durable energy-efficient LED illumination for our individual letters and smaller fascia signs. LED technology provides a great alternative to Neon tubing with lower energy consumption and lower service costs. Existing Neon illuminated signs can easily be refit to the new LED technology, feel free to contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales staff to find out more.

All of our signs come with a full one year parts and labor warranty. Whether it is before or after sales service you require, our staff are here to help you with your signage needs.

Click the links on the left for more information, or view our Photo Gallery to see pictures of the various types of signage we produce.

 INDUSTRY TERMS

AI – Adobe Illustrator (AI) is a Graphic Design Software developed by Adobe Systems for representing single-page vector-based drawings. Logos and designs from clients should be requested to be saved as an ‘AI’ file or ‘EPS’ file.

Copy - Copy refers to written material, in contrast to photographs or other elements of layout

Décor – Sheet metal architectural accents which are added to pylon signage 

DF – Double Faced – Both faces have copy and/or graphic

DHO – Daytime High Output

Elevation - An elevation is a view of a 3-dimensional object from the position of a horizontal plane beside an object. Building façades are shown as elevations in architectural drawings and technical drawings.

EPS - Encapsulated PostScript, or EPS, is an electronic file format which is intended to be usable as a graphics file format. Logos and designs from clients should be requested to be saved as an ‘AI’ file or ‘EPS’ file.

Fascia Band (Sign Band) - the fascia is the plain, wide band across top of the building typically directly above the windows where signage is usually allowed

First Surface - first surface refers to the front surface of a substrate such as Lexan, glass or acrylic

Flex Face – Flex Face is a flexible PVC fabric material which is tightened across the sign cabinet frame when the size or shape of a cabinet prevents the use of a Lexan lens 

Gradation - A gradual shading of one tint, tone, or color into another

LED – Light Emitting Diode, Used for Channelume letters, Halo Illumination and in low-profile cabinets. More energy efficient and less service required versus Neon

Lexan - Lexan is the brand name for polycarbonate sheet and resin in a wide range of grades which we use for cabinet faces, Channellume and Silvatrim letters/shapes

Masthead – Typically refers to the top portion of a Pylon sign which may contain a logo, copy or address and also may have an architectural or design element 

Pantone – Refers to the colours defined in the Pantone Color Matching System which is a standardized color reproduction system

Pin mount(ed) – Non-illuminated copy or sign elements may have pins fitted in to the back of the substrate which will be used for installation purposes. Letters and shapes can also be stooled off the wall by not fully inserting the pin into the wall to create a floating look to the sign component.

Pixel Matrix – The pixel pitch is the total number of pixels used in an LED message centre. The higher the pixel matrix is in a given dimension, the higher the resolution of the image. 

Pixel Pitch – Pixel pitch is the physical distance between the pixels in a message centre. Pixel pitch will vary based on the desired viewing distance.

Plan View - A plan is a section viewed from the top. In such views, the portion of the object above the plane is omitted to reveal what lies beyond. In the case of a floor plan, the roof and upper portion of the walls may be omitted.

Return – The receding edge of a flat face. On a flat signboard, for example, the return is the edge which makes up the board's depth. Channelume letters will typically have a 5” return but can also have a 3” return if required.

RGB (red, green, blue) - The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.

Second Surface - Second surface refers to the back surface of a transparent substrate such as glass or acrylic.

SF - Single Faced – Only one side of sign has copy and/or graphics.

Stroke – The width of any given point on a letter.