Channel Letters/Front Lit, standard channel letters are fabricated from aluminum. A flat sheet of Aluminum is typically cut by a computer controlled router table. This creates the back of the letter and is the basis for the letter shape. The “returns” of the letter are created by bending and forming a three to six inch wide strip of aluminum sheet around the aluminum back. This return can be welded or riveted to the back to create a solid “can” in the shape of the letter or graphic. After the letter “can” has been fabricated it is painted and fitted with any lighting components necessary such as Neon or L.E.D. modules. The letter “can” is finished with a plastic face that is usually cut from a 3/16″ thick sheet of acrylic. This acrylic face has a trim cap applied to its edges which finish the face with a nice border. The acrylic is front illuminated by the Neon or L.E.D.’s at night to give a nice lighted letter.