TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
Wall Cabinet Signs are also known as Can Signs or Box
the detail pages that follow (¬tabs
how we manufacture each wall cabinet sign to last;
including the use of CNC manufacturing,
structural-steel frames, rust-proof metal, high-end
automotive paint, high-impact plastics or strong
flexible-face materials, and most importantly,
All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors to lower their cost. We even add self-cleaning properties.
signs with color graphics and PinLights™ LED first-surface lighting is a
incorporates a patent pending design into our unique new-look concept.
Visit our "LED
Wall Sign Faces" tab
to the left.
Photos of many varied sign
designs are interspersed on the detail pages tabbed on
The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service
No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.
Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.
You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.
Visit Our Unique Sign Showroom
Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture. The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE.
invite you to also observe all other types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)
Cabinet signs, fluorescent, HID, or LED lighted.
Masonry Monument signs.
Wall-wash back-lighting for all types of signs.
Routed sign faces for all types of signs.
Digitally printed and cut vinyl decorated sign faces for all types of signs.
Flex-faced cabinet signs.
Neon and LED building accent lighting.
Neon color selection.
Brighter Signs™ neon.
Solarbrite™ LED lighting.
LED color selection.
Channel letter signs, both neon and LED lighted.
Letterlites™ channel letter signs.
Twinkling Letterlites™ channel letter signs.
SpectraLites™ Color-changing channel letter signs.
How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day? Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored? Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall? Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?
Don't buy a sign from a drawing when you can actually see and compare real signs.
Demonstrations of Signage Features
NASA's Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Coating
Solarguard™ Protective Coatings
Signlux™ Paint Systems
Solar Finishes™ Bright Reflective White
Flexible Sign Face Installation Methods
No one else can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage.
Your business will be better because you do.
If you don't visit it could cost you thousands in sales every year.
Can you afford not to?
"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign. I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong. My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings. It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom. If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster. I would have wasted a lot of money."
Cecil Drake, Drake Communications
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment
and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a
detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything
will be done to make your sign look better, and last
Manufacturing Corporation also guarantees that our price
will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products
described in this website; now or anytime during the next
If you are
offered a lower price by someone else we will match that
lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
"Fifteen years ago you made a lighted sign for me. It STILL looks new, but finally needs electrical service..."
Lawrence Badger, M.D.
Cost and Pricing Information
Interested in the concept of wall signs, but
unfamiliar with their cost?
Click on the "Cost" tab to the left, then the "Pricing"
tab, to obtain general pricing and cost
information on various sizes and types of wall cabinet
When you do so notice how dealing directly with the manufacturer can potentially save you additional dollars in sales/use taxes!
The detailed construction and installation information below, and to the left, is very
important in developing a sign that will accomplish
Please contact us to develop a plan to meet your
Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale
drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for
you the same day we meet with you. (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week
average in our industry.)
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark
our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when
you are ready.
Full-Color & Monochrome Digital LED Electronic Message Centers & Video Displays in Wall Sign Cabinets
Why Buy Factoy-Direct from a State-Licensed Company?
Why not buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)
Would you give a car dealer $10,000 and tell him to buy you the best car
he can for the money, sight unseen (or from a drawing?) Don't you think you would get the car that made
Do you think you
could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?
Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different? Remember, they are
merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you, usually to resemble a
drawing, making the most money they can.
You need to know
ALL of the details on how your sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed.
It needs to meet YOUR needs, not the seller's profit goals. What is he
telling the manufacturer you don't need?
Believing "...a sign is a sign" gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac.
Remember the Yugo? They didn't last very long, either.
Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install
or service an electric sign. Ask to see their license.
Ask to see a manufacturer's license also. A few are not licensed to do electrical work, either, they also have to hire other companies to install the signs they make.
Now, who provides the warranty? The manufacturer, the installer, the
salesman, anyone? If the sign was installed illegally
do you think they'll honor their warranty? Did they REALLY obtain your
City sign permit? Is the sign even safe?
As a large, UL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs. Just like you,
we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business. We have to care.
Particularly with our LIFETIME* warranty.
Summary - Wall Cabinet Signs In a Nutshell
Special Features and Benefits of Signs Manufacturing's Wall Cabinet Signs
Lasting Quality – Your Sign will ALWAYS look good to potential customers
Structural steel frames with aluminum exterior skins – No rust and last forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Computer-generated graphics – Perfect look, not handmade, much more impressive
UL listed sign – The sign can be installed anywhere, and moved anywhere at a later time.
Special Features and Benefits of doing business with Signs Manufacturing
Guaranteed Highest Quality...Guaranteed Lowest Price™ - We manufacture the best signs, for the lowest price.
Lifetime* Warranty – Saves you money forever.
Product Liability Insurance – Protects you and your customers forever.
Deposit Insurance – Your money is protected even if we were to default.
Established 1979 and the Largest Custom Sign Company in North Texas – We back our claims.
Eleven Person On-Location Sales Team – At your location to help you anytime we are needed.
Sign Showroom – Don’t buy a sign from a drawing when you can see the real thing.
State Licensed Electrical Sign Contractor – We know our business and do our job.
State Licensed Electrical Contractor – We know electricity.
Trained QualityCertifiedSigns™ Technicians – We understand quality.
We Actually Manufacture the Signs – Single-source responsibility.
Full-Service Sign Company – We manufacture, install, and service all signs; ours and others. Seven cranes/bucket trucks to 80' reach. Seven installation/service crews.
Electronic LED Sign Experts – Because we manufacture them, we also know how to fix them all.
Five Different Payment Options – Cash, Credit Card, Conserve Your Nest Egg™, Signs on Time™ Lease (with Zero Down option) and Pay as You Grow Lease/Purchase™
Delayed-Deposit Billing™ - Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
Free Grand Opening Package*
- We want you to be successful; here's another way we're helping. A free "Coming Soon" and "Grand Opening" banner with your name on it, and free "store" hours lettered on your door. *Minimum order required.
The Benefits of Buying All Signs Factory-Direct
You need answers to these questions before you buy (anything from anyone.) Don’t be a naïve consumer.
Can you view all sign types before you buy?
Can you view your sign as it is being made?
Will the people who built the sign install it?
Are the people who will install the sign factory-trained?
Is the sign seller (broker) responsible if the sign is not installed properly?
Is the sign installer responsible if the sign is not installed properly?
Does the sign seller (broker) provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign installer provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign manufacturer provide free Warranty service?
Does the sign seller (broker) control the manufacturing and installation time table?
Are there 2nd and 3rd party profit markups?
Is the sign installer working for you, or the factory, or only the sign seller (broker?) Who is legally responsible? Who has the financial ability to remedy accidents and omissions? Single-source responsibility is best. Product liability insurance is good, too.
The Additional Benefits of Buying Our Sunburst LED Displays™ Factory-Direct
Does the sign manufacturer provide free training?
Does the sign seller (broker) provide free factory training?
Do you call the sign seller (broker) with technical/usage questions?
Does the sign factory provide free technical access?
Is there one place to call for ALL services?
Where is Tech-support located? Hours (local time?)
Where do you obtain training for new employees?
We come to You
Can you customize your sign?
* A poorly installed EMC can void a factory warranty, leaving YOU to haggle responsibility with the installer and sign seller (broker.) For instance, without a separate grounding electrode being installed during the installation of most LED signs the manufacturer’s warranty is void. Will you know if your installer doesn’t install a grounding electrode? Problems will probably begin to occur months later.
strength, durability, and appearance your illuminated
signs will be constructed of aluminum (#3003, H14 -
not the "soft" aluminum used by some) covering a
welded structural-steel inner frame.
Large metal areas
will be reinforced to prevent "oil-canning".
structural-steel frame inside the sign is separately
painted before the aluminum skins are installed; important to
prevent rust stains later.
Certified Welders. Horizontal, vertical, and
We are virtually
the only sign company in the Dallas/Fort Worth
Metroplex employing certified welders.
Importance of Sign Thickness
The thickness of
a sign does more than impart a more prominent
importance to a sign, it affects the graphics.
allowable thickness of a sign depends on the type of
internal lighting and the type and size of the sign
Lighting and sign
face types will be discussed later.
The larger the
sign face the thicker a properly made sign cabinet
It is very
important that the sign be thick enough that the
lighting in the sign does not show as "hot spots" or
"zebra striping" on the face of your sign.
Either of these makes your sign look "cheap" no matter
what its cost. In some instances these can be so
bad that a sign is not readable at night. You've
All of this makes
the use of extruded aluminum sign frames problematic
in building a quality sign, to say nothing about a
strong sign (no structural steel inner frame) since
extrusions are only available for limited cabinet
depths; however some sign companies continue to
attempt to do so. Signs Manufacturing does not
use extruded cabinets precisely for these reasons.
We calculate what
is required to make a proper and impressive sign for
you, and then we build it.
It is more
expensive to do the job right, but what is the value
of a "cheap" sign that gives potential customers a
negative impression of your business?
The Importance of Retainer Width
to the appearance of the sign is the width of the
retainer (the ring of metal around the sign face that
covers the mechanism that holds the sign face in the
This border plays
a very important role in the apparent quality of your
sign, and both size and color must be considered in
the overall design.
This makes the
use of pre-made extruded aluminum sign frames
Tabs to other components of a
cabinet sign are listed down the left side of this
Be sure to
select the tab "Sign
Buyer's Check List" to the left. This
is a tool for your use to insure that quotations you
receive are for the same sign! Insist that your
bidders check-mark each line, then sign the document
when they give you their quote.
If you know all the details of the sign you wish to purchase, and desire to
buy it right now, click the following link to go to our online
Cabinet Sign Purchase Page.
Our modern 1.2 acre (under roof)
production facility, with both high and low dock doors, is
located on a 3 acre concrete pad; the additional area
being used for parking and "clean" outside storage.
One-half acre is planted greenbelt.
If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they say they can; or at least “Google” their address. A lot of competitors who present themselves as manufacturers actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront!
Signs Manufacturing Corporation's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) prior to our 7,500 sq. ft. expansion (2001 Photo courtesy of Bing.)
Weekend photo showing Signs Manufacturing Corporation's 2004 Building Expansion, taken during our 2009 re-roofing project (Courtesy of Google Earth.)