Built Up Acrylic Lettering

The Letter ‘U’ made from 3mm thick green acrylic, 12″ high with a 3″ return. These letters are made and fitted to shop front signs and come in a wide range of colours. You can buy them from www.arro-signs.co.uk

Most acrylic built up letters are made in a block bold font like Helvetica Bold or Clarendon Bold or similar type font. The letters can be illuminated with LED.

The letter face is first cut out using a cnc router, strips of acrylic are then cut to length and bent into shape to create the return on the letters. The components are then glued with a welding glue. Fixings are then glued to the back of the letters to allow the letters to be fixed to a fascia panel.

Most of the 3D acrylic leters that we make and supply go to our customers for DIY fitting unless the customer is local to us.



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Dimensional Styrofoam Sign Letters

A sign located at the Triangle in Bournemouth called ‘Thriller’ The shop front sign with 3D skull logo and 3D gothic letters with stand off fixings was fitted onto a black gloss sign located in central Bournemouth.

The sign was fitted in 2010 and is still looking good in April 2016, although it could do with a wash. The letters were cut from a dense polystyrene type material known as styrofoam, the letters were then painted with a masonry paint, white face and blood red painted sides. The skull was hand carved out of the styrofoam and coated in a thin layer of Jesmonite for added durability although I don’t think it needed it in the end.


An ABC TO XYZ of three dimensional volumetric letters made from acrylic, Styrofoam or stainless steel. These letters are made for use on shop front signs and exhibition’s and events.

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Painted Stone Letters Effect – 3D Letters for Signs

Green ‘@ ‘ made from dense foam, coated in a textured finish in a green acrylic resin coating. The ‘@ ‘ was part of an order for lettering for a sign in Scotland. The letters were made in a script font which I did not have an image of; sadly.


This type of lettering is ideal for Florist Shops, art and Craft Shops. The method that we have used is unique. We have not found any other Sign Company using the same method of production.

Over the years we have produced letters for signs in Perspex, metal, and wood. We were looking for a method of production that was different, something that was not glossy, something that had an organic feel to it. We were looking for something that would not look perfect.

So if you have a Florist Shop, a Surf Shop, a Gothic Shop or an Art and Crafts Shop think about having something different, something creative, try textured Letters and Logos From Arro Signs

Styrofoam Carving – 3D Skull

3D Skull Project.   We had to make a skull logo for a Gothic Clothes shop in Bournemouth, England.

The customer wanted 3D letters and a 3D logo.

3D Skull

3D Skull

They did not want perspex, they did not want metal, so we made the letters out of something else instead. We did not use wood or MDF. We did not use polyurethane foam.

We used Carvingfoam. We first digitized the pattern, then we hot wire cut the shapes. The letters and logo were then hand finished to their final shape. Next we gave the letters a coating of a special styrene free resin which does not melt the Carvingfoam. Once the resin is cured we then used sandpaper on the surface to give it a matt finish.
The letters and 3D Skull were then coated in a pigmented  acrylic resin coating.

3D Letter T

3D Letter T

The 3D Logos and 3D Letters made from styrofoam are fully UV protected once coated with acrylic resin.

This job was an interesting project to do. We like taking such projects on because of the artistic streak in us.


Gold Moulded Letters

Here is an image of our Gold moulded Letters in a Times Bold bevel face. The letters are supplied for DIY fitting by the customer.

We have a one page website with images and YouTube to promote the product as well as a couple of other sites to get more coverage over the net.  http://www.goldletters.co.uk


3D Logos and 3D Letters

3D Logos and 3D Letters for exhibitions and Photographic shoots.

3D Logos and 3D Letters

3D Logos and 3D Letters are made from top quality HDFR grade polystyrene. We also use a premium grade styrofoam for our smaller letters and logos. The 3D Logos and 3D Letters are painted with an acrylic resin coating. We  can usually visually  colour match to pantone colours, RAL or BS colours. The 3D Logos and 3D Letters are popular with exhibitors, window shop display artists, commercial photographers, shop fitters. They are also used by interior designers in residential properties, where they are fixed to the wall and then rendered over to make them blend into the wall.

3D Logo

3D Logo

Leathersmith of London had a 3D sign made for an exhibition stand and then used it on the wall in their works studio.