Non-Illuminated Signs

Non-illuminated signs are an important type of sign, and they are an important tool to display your brand regardless of indoor or outdoor occasions. Especially for start-ups with tight budgets or for locations that do not have wiring conditions, the carefully designed, carefully produced, and correctly installed non-illuminated signs can also provide you with very good display effects.

About Non-illuminated Signs

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Non-Illuminated Signs
  • The installation of non-illuminated signs usually requires drilling holes in the wall, so it is recommended that you confirm with the landlord what restrictions there are on drilling holes before purchasing.
  • It is recommended that non-illuminated signs be equipped with several spotlights pointed at them. In this way, although the sign itself does not emit light, the higher brightness of the installation position can also increase the attention of the sign.


  • Can be letters, numbers and logos
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors


Non-illuminated signs, a fundamental aspect of traditional signage, are defined by their lack of internal or external lighting. These signs rely solely on natural or ambient light to be visible. Typically made from materials such as wood, metal, acrylic, vinyl, or even high-density foam, non-illuminated signs offer versatility in design and application. They are often preferred for their classic and understated elegance, which can effectively convey a business's message without the need for the visual impact of illumination. This type of signage includes a variety of forms, from simple flat-panel signs and dimensional letters to complex architectural signage. The focus on material quality, craftsmanship, and design intricacy makes non-illuminated signs a popular choice for businesses looking for a cost-effective yet professional and enduring branding solution.

Function and Importance

The primary display effect of non-illuminated signs is their clear and straightforward presentation. Without the distraction of lights, these signs rely on sharp contrasts, bold colors, and distinct typography to catch the eye of passersby. Their effectiveness is heightened during daylight hours and in well-lit areas, making them ideal for businesses in sunny locations or bustling streets with ample ambient lighting. The charm of non-illuminated signs often lies in their ability to blend seamlessly with the surrounding architecture, enhancing the overall aesthetic of a business front while maintaining a clear and professional appearance.

From a functional standpoint, non-illuminated signs serve as a cost-effective and low-maintenance option for business branding and identification. They are particularly beneficial for small to medium-sized businesses or those in historic or residential areas where illuminated signs might not be appropriate or allowed. The durability of the materials used ensures these signs can withstand various weather conditions, providing longevity and reducing the need for frequent replacements. In essence, non-illuminated signs are not just about displaying a name or logo; they play a crucial role in establishing a business's presence, aiding in wayfinding, and contributing to the overall brand identity in a subtle yet impactful manner.


  • 3D Metal Signs

    3D Metal Signs

    Be made using fabrication process and welding process, also can use laser cutting, water cutting or CNC engraving processes to process metal plates with a certain thickness. Have an obvious 3D effect and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

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  • Laser Cut Metal Signs

    Laser Cut Metal Signs

    Thinner metal shell is used mostly, 0.04″~0.39″ (1~10mm), the cost-effectiveness ratio is relatively high, and it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

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  • There are actually many more types of non-illuminated signs than our list above. In most cases, non-illuminated signs are usually simpler to manufacture and therefore cheaper, considering we are a sign factory in China, if you purchase these cheap signs from us, both the shipping costs and the relatively long shipping time will be The procurement cost may far exceed the cost of purchasing locally. Therefore, we do not list all the non-illuminated signs we can produce. If you have related needs, please contact us.
  • We produce the other non-illuminated signs, such like laser-cut film signs, laser-cut acrylic signs, UV-printed vinyl signs, etc. However, if you order a very small quantity, we recommend that you purchase them locally.

Visible Distance and Recognition

When you set up fascia signs for your business, building, store, etc., you definitely want the sign to have very good visual distance and recognition, so that your customers can see your store from a long distance. Although navigation is becoming more and more developed, it still cannot replace the visual recognition effect provided by signage.


  • For signage with thin strokes, their visual distance and recognition will be affected.
  • Bigger signs have better viewing distance and recognition
  • When the environment is relatively dark, the visual distance and recognition of illuminated signs are better than those of non-illuminated signs.

Many factors such as the finish of the sign, the color contrast between the sign and the installation location, the intensity of light at the location of the sign, etc. will affect the viewing distance of the sign. If you need a suggestion, then as a rule of thumb, the viewing distance of a sign is approximately about 120 times the height of the sign. For example, a 1-inch-tall sign can be seen with good recognition from a distance of about 10 feet.


Most of the installation methods of non-illuminated signs are flush mount or off-wall mount, using stud bolts, glue or 3M VHB to install the signs on the wall.

  • Flush Mount: This installation method uses stud bolts and is installed separately on the building facade using the mounting holes mostly. Also can use glue or 3M VHB to fix on the backing wall.
  • Off-wall Mount: The only difference between this installation method and flush mount is that the sign is away from the backing wall by stud bolts, and spacers are used to ensure that each part is at the same distance from the wall.

To ensure your signage is installed correctly for optimal display and longevity, we recommend hiring professional installers. We will provide a 1:1 layout template to show the hole positions of stud bolts, the installer will drill holes on the wall according to these hole positions. We will provide installation instructions and necessary installation accessories to help your installers complete the installation correctly and quickly. If you are unable to find the professional installers, please let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our partners to find good installers for you.


Fascia signs are generally installed at a high location and may not be accessible without a lift machine or scaffolding, so routine maintenance is basically difficult. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase high-quality signs and hire professional installers to install them. High-quality signs that are installed correctly can significantly reduce the possibility of sign failure.

In fact, the maintenance of non-illuminated signs is very simple. Just need to wipe the surface of the sign with a soft cloth moistened with clean fresh water. Never use liquids containing organic cleaning agents to wipe the sign, as such cleaning fluids may cause irreversible damage to the exterior finish of the sign.


Our signage products have undergone strict quality testing before leaving the factory, and we also provide a 3-year warranty. If your sign is damaged due to non-human factors within 3 years, we will provide you with free replacement parts.

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Custom Non-Illuminated Signs

Custom non-illuminated signs offer a classic and elegant solution for businesses aiming to bolster their brand image with a timeless appeal. These signs are crafted from a variety of materials such as wood, metal, acrylic, or high-density foam, providing a broad range of aesthetic choices to match any business’s branding strategy. The absence of illumination focuses the attention on the quality and design of the sign itself, often resulting in a more sophisticated and professional look. Customization is key with these signs, allowing businesses to select the exact size, shape, font, and color scheme that aligns with their brand identity. This flexibility makes non-illuminated signs a popular choice for businesses in sectors where a subtle, understated approach to branding is preferred, such as legal, financial, or boutique retail establishments. By clearly conveying the business name and logo, these signs serve as an essential tool for brand recognition and establishment in the market.

For business owners, the advantages of using custom non-illuminated signs are manifold. Firstly, these signs are often more cost-effective than their illuminated counterparts, both in terms of initial investment and long-term maintenance. They do not require electrical components, making them simpler to install and maintain, which can be particularly appealing for small businesses or those operating on a tight budget. Secondly, the durability of materials used in non-illuminated signs ensures longevity, allowing them to withstand environmental elements without the need for frequent replacements or repairs. This durability makes them an excellent one-time investment for a lasting brand presence. Additionally, custom non-illuminated signs can seamlessly blend with the architectural style of the building, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal and professionalism of the business premises. By effectively and efficiently conveying a business’s identity, these signs play a crucial role in attracting new customers, building brand loyalty, and establishing a strong foothold in the competitive business landscape.

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  1. 1: Contact with us

    Contact with us or fill our free quote form, we will arrange one of the sales following your quote and jobs.

  2. 2: Initial design

    If you do not have the design file as we needed, we will provide initial design service which includes the choosing fonts, dimensions confirmation, etc.

  3. 3: Free quotation

    Based on your request and the design file, we will give you the exact cost

  4. 4: Order confirmation

    Please print our quotation file, signature it and send us the scanned file

  5. 5: Deposit payment

    Please finish the deposit payment, then show us the bank slip etc. so that our accounting can confirm it

  6. 6: Drawing design

    We will detail the design file of your signs, then we will send the file to you to show you all the details

  7. 7: Begin production

    When we get the confirmation of the detail design file, we will begin the production

  8. 8: Lighting test

    Your signage would be a 24 hours keep lighting test when we finish the production, so that most issue could be fix

  9. 9: Final products

    We will take photos for your signage to show you the final products effect

  10. 10: Balance payment

    When you confirm the products, please send us the balance payment, then show us the bank slip etc. so that our accounting can confirm it

  11. 11: Shipping

    We will call the delivery company to pick up your signage products and give you the waybill number so that you can track it

  12. 12: After sale

    We provide three years free replacement to non-human damaged signs

Outdoor Non-Illuminated Signs

Outdoor non-illuminated signs are a classic and effective way for businesses to project their brand and message in the public space. These signs, typically made from materials such as metal, wood, acrylic, or PVC, offer durability and versatility in various weather conditions. The lack of illumination brings focus to the craftsmanship and design of the sign itself, often incorporating intricate details, vibrant colors, and bespoke typography to create a visually appealing display. Ideal for businesses aiming for a traditional or minimalist aesthetic, these signs can be custom designed to reflect the unique brand identity of the business, from elegant metal lettering to rustic wooden boards. This type of signage is particularly effective in areas with ample natural light or in settings where the architectural charm plays a significant role in the overall ambiance of the business, such as historic downtowns, boutique shops, or professional service providers.

For business owners, outdoor non-illuminated signs offer several advantages. These signs are generally more cost-effective than illuminated alternatives, both in terms of initial production and ongoing maintenance costs. The absence of electrical components not only simplifies installation but also minimizes maintenance, making it a practical choice for small and medium-sized businesses. Despite the lack of lighting, these signs can still make a significant impact in terms of visibility and brand recognition, especially when strategically placed and designed with high-contrast colors and clear typography. The durability of materials used in outdoor non-illuminated signs also ensures that they can withstand various environmental conditions, providing a long-lasting branding solution. By clearly and professionally presenting the business’s name and services, these signs play a crucial role in attracting passersby, fostering brand recognition, and building a solid foundation for business growth in the community.

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We do customized fascia signs professional

  • Experience

    With over 20 years of successful experience and knowledge in producing signs, we do know how to produce signs well for the world.

  • Price

    Orders directly from manufacturers to reduce intermediate expenditure. Buy high-quality custom signs with a more reasonable price.

  • Quality

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

  • Lead Time

    Depending on the type and quantity of ordered signage products, we generally need about 15 business days to complete the signs production.

  • Accessories

    Provided with 1:1 layout template, stud bolts, nuts, installation diagram and other installation accessories per the needs of the customers.

  • Warranty

    Provided free three years non-human damage limited warranty, and also provides 5 years limited warranty policy with enrollment fees.

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