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Cut Letter Sign - Bare Birch

from 25.00

**Please order at minimum of 5-7 days before your show date or opening.**

Our classic, wildly popular lettering.  We cut out your logo and send it to you in a raw birch finish.  The pieces can be flush mounted on any surface.  

Our signs are created using eco-friendly wood material.  It looks great and has a warm "live" feel.

Anything not connected in your file will arrive as separate pieces. E.g. a word with 5 block letters will arrive in 5 pieces.  We offer an optional cardboard template that will show you the exact placement of the lettering on your wall.  

Please remember to email your file to orders@straightlaser.ca  

Click on Additional Information for help with ordering, layout templates & installation.

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Additional Info

Who provides the artwork for my sign?

For this listing, you supply the digital artwork.  Once your order is placed, please email your logo file to orders@straightlaser.ca.  

We accept vector artwork (.eps, .ai, .pdf) and in limited cases high resolution raster files (.png, .jpg).   Your raster file needs to have enough resolution to make a sign from it.  Please send the largest file possible.  

I'd like a monogram or phrase but I don't have artwork, what should I do?

If you'd like a monogram or custom phrase please Contact Us and we'll send you a quote.

Please tell us:

  • The phrase
  • The total width of the sign
  • How you'd like it laid out (all one line, 3 words on 3 lines, etc.).  
  • Whether you would like script, block lettering or hand drawn calligraphy

With that information we can send you a price.

I have artwork, which size should I choose?

Our sign sizes are divided into two general shapes:

Square - Meant for logos/phrases that are round or square in shape.  

Rectangular - Meant for logos/phrases that are long and rectangular in shape.

Please choose dimensions that match the general shape of your artwork.  Your sign will be made according to the longest measurement in the footprint you've purchased.  Your sign will match either the width or the height you've purchased, never both.  For more info please read our blog post - How Do I Order A Sign For My Business?

If you're still unsure about size please Contact Us.

What is a layout template and why should I order it?

When your sign arrives any element not connected in your file will as individual pieces.  For example, block letters will arrive separately.  When installing your sign you will need to lay these out on the wall.  Some clients will do the layout by eye.  However, a layout template will show you the exact placement of each letter so your wall installation looks identical to your file. 

Our layout templates are made of cardboard and include a cutout showing the exact placement of each piece.  To use it, tape it to the wall using painter's tape.  Use a level to ensure it's level and placed exactly where you'd like your sign to appear.  Next, using the suggested adhesive for your pieces, glue and place each piece on the wall by inserting it in to the cutout space for that piece.

Do you install?

Not at this time.  We specialize in supplying artists and designers with custom cutting for their projects.  Many of our clients are self-sufficient DIYers who prefer low prices over access to installation services.  We ship finished signs with installation instructions and allow our clients to install it themselves.  

If you don't feel comfortable doing this, we recommend hiring an artist, craftsperson or contractor in your local area to help with the installation.

How do I hang my sign?

Cut letter signs do not arrive with loops at the back for hanging. 

For weddings and events, we suggest hanging cut letter signs using fishing line.  Fishing line hides well and can be positioned to hang the sign anywhere it's needed: above flower arrangements, against a boxwood wall, etc.  If more help is needed to secure the sign Command Strips can be used in combination with fishing line:  http://amzn.to/2fyDJL7  This method of install leaves the venue/rentals with no damage.

For temporary installation we recommend using fine finishing nails.  Mark the nail locations (tuck them into the arcs and corners of the lettering).  Then tap the nails in to the wall.  Hang your sign on the nails.  This style of install leaves minimal damage.  It's ideal for home offices, home decor and nurseries.

For permanent installation, such as in an office or retail space, lettering can be permanently flush mounted to the wall using construction adhesive.  Construction adhesive is available at most hardware stores and is applied using a caulking gun.  If the sign needs to be removed it will strip the first layer of paint or paper from the drywall.  Removing it will require patching.  Small and fine lettering (where construction adhesive would be much too messy) should be applied using a tube of fine-tip superglue.  We recommend this style of install where durability, high traffic or the possibility of theft makes permanent desirable.  

What are some tips for working with my sign?

Please handle it carefully.  Wood signs are fragile.  Never twist or pry them as they could break.  Calligraphy and script letter signs may need to be supported with both hands while being moved.  Layout templates are highly recommended if your sign includes individual letters, such as in block fonts.

Is there anything I should know about ordering a bare wood finish?

Unfinished wood is prone to marking.  Please handle your sign carefully with clean hands.  If you make a mistake marks can be removed by **lightly** sanding the surface with fine sandpaper.  Be careful not do this with heavy pressure and do not "lean" the sandpaper towards the edges.  Make sure you are doing it on a completely flat plane.  This will not work for removing oil stains.

Can I put a finish on my bare birch sign myself?

Absolutely!  If you're an artist or designer this is a great way to bring in a sign at low cost and add an extra sparkle to it yourself.  Bare wood can be waxed, painted or polyurethaned.  It can be coated in any other material you can think of from gold leaf to fine flower petals.