Changeable letter signs and interchangeable track letters from Signs By Tomorrow® Ann Arbor are a great solution for schools, churches, stores, civic centers, motels and others that need to post new messages often.
Constructed of weather-resistant metal cabinet fronted by a translucent, polycarbonate panel that’s backlighted by fluorescent bulbs or LEDs, changeable letter signs are often incorporated into monument signs, post-and-panel signs or pylon signs. Many sign cabinets attach directly to buildings. Other changeable letter signs are portable while some mount on wheeled trailers as mobile signage solutions.
The polycarbonate panels feature tracks on which you’ll mount individual letters and numerals to spell out “Blood Drive Today 10-4,” “Storewide Sale,” “Book Sale this Saturday” or other messages.
Most changeable letter signs feature lockable covers to keep your track lettering secure from theft or mischief. Of course, backlighting attracts attention and improves the readability of your messages at dawn, dusk, during the night and on overcast days.
Available in a variety of type fonts, sizes, colors, letter packages are offered separately from changeable letter signs. Sets typically include letters, numerals and punctuation along with plenty of extras to replace those that inevitably go missing over time.
At Signs By Tomorrow Ann Arbor, we’ll work with you to determine the best style of changeable letters for your signage selection and budget. Your choices include:
How does track lettering compare to LED signage?
Think of changeable letter signs and interchangeable track letters from Signs By Tomorrow Ann Arbor as the low-tech, lower-cost solution. They allow you to update messages, but you’ll do it by hand — sometimes with the need for a ladder and no matter the weather conditions!
In contrast, LED (light-emitting diode) signs are the high-tech, higher-price option. With these dynamic, digital message boards, you can program multiple messages remotely from a wireless remote keyboard, smartphone or your computer. Your custom messages — including simple graphics and featuring different colors — can scroll across the signboard for greater visual appeal, including motion.
Do changeable letter signs go by other names?
Changeable letter signs are commonly called reader boards. They're also termed marquee letter signs after the type of signs made popular at theaters featuring new movies weekly. Use any of these terms at Signs By Tomorrow Ann Arbor; we’ll quickly determine what you need and recommend a good solution or two!