Reverse Channel Letters

We make high quality custom reverse channel letters with UL certification for indoor & outdoor use. LED inside the metal or acrylic 3D letters, light is projected onto the wall, illuminating the area around the outline of letters, creating a unique halo effect that makes the letters appear to be floating on the backing wall. Eye-catching both day and night, helps you attract more customers.

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About Reverse Channel Letters


Reverse channel letters are a unique and exquisite form of signage, widely acclaimed for their elegant and modern appearance, they are also called backlit letters, backlit channel letters, halo lit letters, etc. widely be used indoors and outdoors. These signs are distinctively designed with a 3D letters shell (channel) and a light-transmitting back-panel, allowing light to escape in a reverse or “halo” effect. This innovative design creates an eye-catching glow around each element, allowing the sign to stand out with a subtle yet powerful visual allure.

They are significant channel letter types that can be used to make letters, numbers, and signs, with each independent element in a design being a standalone illuminated sign. These illuminated letters use a 3D metal or acrylic letter shell with LEDs evenly be placed inside, once lit, the light is projected through the signs’ back-panel onto the wall, forming an attention-grabbing halo contour around each independent letter, number, and sign, making them appear to float off the wall and emphasizing their three-dimensionality. They offer excellent and eye-catching displays both day and night, serving as great tools for promoting your business and providing 24/7 visibility to help your business stand out.

Reverse channel letters, numbers and signs merge elegance, customization, and practicality, making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to enhance their brand image with high-quality, effective signage. With their unique visual appeal, versatility, and durability, these signs are an investment in a business’s visual identity and marketing efforts.


A set of reverse channel letters generally consists of the following components.

  • Front Surface: Can be made of metal or acrylic. In most cases, the front of the reverse channel letters is flat. Several processes such as CNC engraving and 3D printing can also be used to make the front surface three-dimensional, but these processes are expensive, so even if the display effect of the 3D front surface is very special and beautiful, the three-dimensional front surface is seldom.
  • Border: It is also called return or sides, which can be made of acrylic or metal. If it is metal, most of them will be welded with the front surface made of metal to form a metal letter shell. If it is acrylic, most of them will be CNC engraved to form the whole acrylic letters shell.
  • Inside: The inside of the 3D letters shell (channel) is usually painted white to reflect light and make the glow more uniform.
  • Back-panel: Because of the need for light transmission, acrylic is used in most cases, and colored acrylic is also used according to customer needs or a vinyl is added inside the acrylic back-panel to control the color of the light.
  • LED: LED modules, LED strips and PCB LEDs will be used based on different reverse channel letters requestments. Could choose such as white, warm white, cool white, red, yellow, blue, and green, and RGB LED or WRGB LED can also be used , so that the light could be controlled color-changing.
  • AC Transformer: We use the MeanWell brand AC transformer to convert your local AC to 12V DC that LEDs can use.


Reverse lit channel letters can be used for any type of business. For bars, spas, salons, dental clinics, hotels, real estate branches or law firms, banks, offices, buildings, etc. From indoor office receptions to outdoor monuments, you can easily find reverse lit channel letters, since they are so cool and easy to attract attention. They have so many benefits, here are a few of them.

  • With a high degree of customizability, whether it is content, font, color, finish, size, or light color, and even the installation method, can be customized according to your requirements.
  • It has good weather resistance and perfectly be used outdoors, providing 24/7 service.
  • Using LED as the light source, energy saving and environmental protection, providing good brightness for a long time.
  • A welcoming halo effect makes your signs the center of attention, day or night, attracting your customers’ attention and increasing sales.
  • It is weather resistant and easy to maintain.
  • The letters are lightweight, easy to install.

High Customizability

One of the main strengths of reverse channel letters is their high degree of customizability. Businesses can tailor these signs to their specific branding requirements, choosing from a wide range of fonts, sizes, colors, and finishes. The metal letters shell (usually in stainless steel) can match any Pantone color scheme and also offer finishes such as mirror, brushed, and angel hair. Additionally, plating processes can be applied to give the metal surfaces the appearance of other plating colors, such as gold or rose gold. Techniques like plated aging can be used to create antique effects like vintage copper, making it an ideal choice for brands seeking a consistent and cohesive visual image.

Illumination Color and Color Temperature

Reverse channel letters typically use LED as the light source, often in monochromatic colors such as white, warm white, red, yellow, blue, green, pink, and purple. They can also use controllable RGB/WRGB LEDs. Based on our experience, if you require your reverse channel letters to have high brightness and a strong halo effect, we recommend using white LEDs with a color temperature of around 6000K or warm white LEDs of about 4000K. If you have specific requirements for the color temperature, please inform us in detail.

Visual Impact and Visibility

The visual impact of reverse channel letters is both unique and captivating. The halo lighting not only accentuates the letters themselves but also creates an ambient lighting effect, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the sign. This style is particularly effective in low-light conditions, offering excellent visibility and making the sign a focal point both day and night. Typically, the visibility of a reverse lit channel letter can be about 120 times the height of the letter, meaning a 10-inch tall reverse lit channel letter can be seen from approximately 10 feet away.

Indoor and Outdoor Versatility

Reverse channel letters are versatile for use in both indoor and outdoor settings. Their durable construction and weather-resistant materials make them suitable for exterior use, capable of withstanding various environmental conditions without losing visual appeal. Similarly, their refined look makes them ideal for interior signage, creating a high-end feel within indoor spaces.


Although the installation of reverse channel letters is not complex, it is advisable to hire professionals with the requisite knowledge to ensure the signs are securely and correctly mounted. These signs are typically installed with stud bolts on the wall so need to drill holes on the wall. In addition, since LEDs usually use 12V DC, your installer also needs to connect the wires of the letters in parallel and connect them to the output end of the transformer, and then connect the input end of the transformer to your AC power supply. Depending on the type of sign, some must be installed off the wall, while others can be mounted closely. The installation methods vary depending on the building’s facade and the sign’s design, making collaboration with experienced installers crucial.

Maintenance and Certification

Reverse channel letters are relatively low maintenance. LED lighting, commonly used in these signs, is renowned for its long lifespan and energy efficiency, reducing the need for frequent maintenance. Additionally, the materials used in sign construction ensure a long-lasting lifespan. Our reverse channel letters come with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certification, fully meeting industry standards for safety and reliability.

Custom Reverse Channel Letters

Only a customized signage is truly suitable for you, it helps your business stand out from many competitors and is very important to help your customers find the location. About 70% of the consumers surveyed said they had purchased a product or service because a sign caught their eye. No doubt a high quality custom reverse channel letters that differentiates the other signage around your business, then it is easy to get the attention of these consumers.

With advanced sign production equipment, workers with good production skills, knowledge of the latest sign trends and years of successful sign production experience, we are your best manufacturer of custom reverse channel letters, our high-quality signs products help you win more consumers.

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Reverse Channel Letters Models

Reverse Channel Letters can be divided into the following three models.

Outdoor Reverse Channel Letters

Place high-quality, high-visibility outdoor reverse channel letters in prominent locations is an important means of winning over consumers. According to the survey, more than 70% of people enter a store or business they have never visited before based solely on its sign and about 70% of consumers believe a business’s signage reflects the quality of its product or service.

Long-term sign production experience makes our outdoor sign products have a good display effect, long life and easy maintenance. Whether you are in an area with long rainy seasons with frequent downpours, a marine environment that faces metal corrosion threats, or high or low temperatures in your area, we will provide you outdoor commercial signage that match your location.

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Reverse Channel Letters Models Compare

Helping you make the right choice for the reverse channel letters

Basic Metal Reverse Channel Letters

Basic Metal Reverse Channel Letters

Fabricated metal letters shell

Invisible thickness acrylic back-panel

Default Thickness: 25mm (1″)

Installation: Must off wall

Installation Difficulty: 4/5

Brightness: 3.5/5

Halo Effect: 3.5/5

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Pro Metal Reverse Channel Letters

Pro Metal Reverse Channel Letters

Fabricated metal letters shell

Visible thickness acrylic back-panel

Default Thickness: 30mm (1.18″)

Installation: Can close wall

Installation Difficulty: 3/5

Brightness: 4.5/5

Halo Effect: 4.5/5

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Acrylic Reverse Channel Letters

Acrylic Reverse Channel Letters

CNC engraved acrylic letters shell

Visible thickness acrylic back-panel

Default Thickness: 20mm (0.79″)

Installation: Can close wall

Installation Difficulty: 3/5

Brightness: 4.5/5

Halo Effect: 4.5/5

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Personalized Reverse Channel Letters

An obvious advantage of using personalized signs for your business is that you can choose everything. From font to color, finish, size and style, you can choose the reverse channel letters that best suits your company. Your unique signs will ultimately make you different from your competitors in the eyes of your customers. Yes there will always be other competitors in your business, in addition to providing your customers with a better product, better service, high-quality personalized reverse channel letters are an important means of helping your business stand out. About 1/3 shoppers said they have been drawn into a store that they were unfamiliar with just because of the beautiful signage.

With years of experience in professional sign production, our expertise and experience can help you find the signage option that is best for your company, and provide you with really personalized signs with high quality, great display effect and long service life.

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  1. One of our staff will reply to you within one working day after receiving your information.

    Our signage products are all customized, different details will lead to different costs, so please provide a vector design file to us, which you can get from your designer. We usually use ai, cdr or eps format vector files .

    In addition, it would be better if you could provide the following information:

    • If you already have a budget, it’s a good idea to let us know so we can know which kind of signage fits you better.
    • If you can send us the photos of where you would install the signage would be better,  so we can know which installation method works best for your signage.
    • If the location where the signage is installed is on an island, or near the ocean, be sure to let it know in advance. We will use marine grade 316 stainless steel for your signage, and taking into account the salt corrosion problems the signage may face.
    • If your signage has a strict delivery deadline, be sure to let it know in advance.
  2. A tariff is a tax imposed by a government on goods and services imported from other countries. Which will not be included in our quotation file. Please contact your local customs for the details.

    The HScode of the reverse channel letters is 9405600000. Normally, you only need to provide the HScode to your local customs and tell them that the signage is ordered from China, then they will tell you about tariffs and how much of the value of the goods need not to pay tariffs.

  3. You can pay us by PayPal, Western Union, credit card and TT, we accept payment by PayPal by default. Please provide the following information:

    • Recipient name
    • Cellphone number, which could accept text messages to avoid being unable to receive notifications from express company
    • Delivery address, could not be a POX address
    • PayPal account in Email address format

    At present, we use PayPal for payment by default. We will send you a PayPal Invoice within one working day after you confirm the quotation.

    PayPal will charge 4.4% + usd$0.30 as the transfer fee, and our quoted fees are for products and delivery only, so you would be asked to pay for the additional PayPal transfer fee. For example: if the amount of your order is $100, then you need to pay total: (100 + 0.3)/(100%-4.4%) = $104.92

    According to the PayPal Seller Protection Policy, we will charge you full payment before production.

  4. Most of the signs can be produced within 15 working days. If electroplating process or chemical corrosion process is required, 1-3 working days need to be added. If you need us to provide progress photos, please let us know in advance.

  5. We use DHL by default, and can also use Fedex, UPS, Air freight or sea freight. Once we get the waybill number, we will tell your waybill number so you can track it online.

    Please pay attention to check your cell phone, usually DHL will send you an SMS to notify you of information such as delivery time.

  6. We provide a 3-year limited warranty service, for non-human-damaged signage, we will re-produce the damaged part for you free of charge and send it to you for free.

    BTW, the warranty for the AC transformer is provided by MeanWell. You can check their Product Warranty Statement at:


With more than 20 years of production experience in the signage industry.


With more than 500 advanced professional production equipment.


We provide sign products to more than 2500 new customers every year.


With more than 15,000 square meters of site for sign manufacturing.


  • We are signage manufacturers in China.

  • After receiving your payment, the timeline is as follows:

    1. Detailed design takes about 1-3 working days
    2. signage production generally within 15 working days
    3. DHL takes about 5 days to complete the door to door delivery by DDU terms

    So in most cases, it takes 25-30 days total.

  • In the vast majority of cases your signage will be delivered to you within the lead time told to you.

    In special cases, such as when your signage production requires a third-party factory’s production, such as custom LEDs, 3D printing, plating, or chemical corrosion, then your sign might be delayed due to delays by third-party factories.

    If your order is confirmed during the peak season of orders, usually from late September to early January of the following year, for the same signage order, you may notify us one day in advance to confirm the production, which might allow you to receive your signage earlier three days

    In addition, the work efficiency of the delivery company will also affect the delivery time. And if the random inspection of the goods by your local customs just involves your signage, then it will delay the delivery of your signage too. These are beyond our control.

    In any event, we will do our best to finish and send out your sign as quickly as possible, delays do us no favors. And the sooner you confirm your signage order, the sooner you will receive your signs.

  • The working voltage of the LEDs we use by default is 12VDC and must be connected to an AC transformer before connecting to your local AC power source.

    We use the meanwell brand LPV-60-12 AC transformer by default, (details of the LPV-60-12 AC transformer), this AC transformer can be used in 90 ~ 264VAC, 47 ~ 63Hz.

    So, yes, our signage products could be used at 110-120VAC 60Hz.

  • If you need, we will provide you with a free mock-up image when you ask for a quote. BTW, if you need 3D renderings, you will be asked to pay the 3D design fee.

    In addition, after you confirm the order and pay the deposit, you will receive

    • The detailed design drawings, which will show you the diagram, size and detailed hole positions for wiring and cables stud bolts of the signs. We will only start production after receiving your confirmation.
    • After the signage is produced, we will provide you with photos of the final signage. We will only notify DHL to pick up your signs after we have received your confirmation.
  • Our signage products are all customized, different details will cause different costs, only the vector design file can show us enough details of your signage.

    If you need to know more about the vector file, please visit:

  • Our reverse channel letters products are all customized, so we do not have any standard font, you are free to choose the font you need.

    However, we recommend that you do not choose fonts with very thin strokes, or fonts with uneven edges. Such fonts may cause the letters shell to fail to produce or the space inside the signs shell is too small to install LEDs, thus making your design impossible to make a reverse channel letters.

  • Yes, we accept credit card payments and we collect credit card payments through PayPal.

  • However, we do not require you to provide your credit card information. We collect credit card payments through PayPal, and we will send PayPal Invoice to you. You only need to use your credit card in your PayPal account to complete the payment.

    Your credit card information is safe, don’t worry.

  • We use PayPal for payment by default. According to the PayPal Seller Protection Policy, we will charge you full payment before production.

    PayPal will charge 4.4% + usd$0.30 as the transfer fee, and our quoted fees are for products and delivery only, so you would be asked to pay for the additional PayPal transfer fee. For example: if the amount of your order is $100, then you need to pay total: (100 + 0.3)/(100%-4.4%) = $104.92

  • If you need, we will provide a mock-up image for you for free, but if you need 3D renderings, you will be asked to pay for the 3D design.

  • Normally we will complete the signage production within 15 working days. But if your signage order is very urgent, please let us know in advance, our sales staff will confirm with our production manager in advance whether we can meet your requirements.

    Because our production is assembly line production, we cannot influence other customers’ orders for a rush order.

    If it is confirmed that we can meet your rush production requirements, then we will finish the signage in time and no rush production fees would be charged.

  • Plating is a method of coating a conductor with a layer of metal using the principle of electrolysis. It can make the stainless steel surface have different colors.

    Depending on the different signage details, the plating factory will use chemical plating or vacuum plating for plating operations. Please note that due to the complexity of the plating process, even if the exact same equipment, the same plating solution formulation and even the same plating time are used, the products produced in different batches will have slightly different color.

    Our factory does not have the production equipment for plating. If your sign production involves plating, the production time will be increased, usually an additional 3 working days.

    Please note:

    • If your sign is installed near the sea, it is not recommended to use the plating process for your sign, since the plating layer will be corroded by salt.
    • There is a high probability that the plating layer will be gradually oxidized, and the color will change to a certain extent.
  • We are a sign production factory in China and are currently unable to provide sign installation services outside of China.

    However, we have some business partners all over the world, if you need us to provide signage installation services, please provide your installation address so that we can contact our partners to confirm whether they can help you.

  • Reverse channel letters can be installed in the vast majority of locations, indoors and outdoors, on marble walls, brick walls, concrete walls and even glass. In general, the installation requires drilling holes in the installation location for passing the wires and placing the stud bolts. It is also possible to install the whole set of signage on the bracket or the backing box, and then hang it from the ceiling through stainless steel chains.

    We recommend that you provide a photo of where your sign will be installed so that we can advise you on the installation method that best suits your sign.

  • Yes, we can help you renew your LEDs, but because we are a sign factory in China, considering the expensive international shipping costs, maybe the cost of asking us to renew the LEDs for you will be much higher than finding an electrician locally to renew your LEDs.

    BTW, the LED technology is constantly updated, and new models of LEDs are constantly appearing. We cannot infer the cost of renewing LEDs for your reverse channel letters in a few years.


This was the first, but not least that we used your service. We are thankful to your expert team for providing advice and the sign-making process for us! The reverse channel letters look incredible.

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It’s worth doing the investment and getting professional logo signs. They are made of stainless steel and seem quite durable. They perfectly suit our interior design. We needed the new signs for our office and now it fully complies with our requirements.

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The signage is great. It took a while to wait but everything came out perfect at the end. ReverseChannelLetters.Com was also very patient with trying to understand exactly what I wanted for my signs. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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Why Choose Us

We only provide high quality customized signage products.

Reasonable Price

Order directly from the manufacturer to reduce intermediate expenses. Buy high quality custom signage at a more reasonable price.

High Quality

We provide you with high quality signage produced by our experienced technicians using advanced machines and quality raw materials.

On Time

Depending on the type and quantity of signage ordered, we typically take approximately 15 working days to complete signage production.

Global Reach

Use DHL door to door delivery by DDU terms by default, about 5-7 shipping days. Can deliver to most places in the world.

Good Service

We focus on seriously solving the requestments of each customer.

Warranty Service

A three-years free non-artificial damage limited warranty is provided to solve your worries.

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HiSun Advertising Co., Ltd

Address: Floor 7th, Qiang Sheng Mansion, No.145 of Pujian Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China

Zip Code: 200127

Office Hour: 9:00 – 18:00 Beijing Time, Mon-Fri

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