What’s it cost to install acrylic letters on this monument sign?
Once the weather cooperated, the rest was all downhill
By Michael James
Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
½-by-12-in. acrylic letters – $258.34
Shipping of letters – $37.99
Installation pattern – $32.40
Silicone: one tube – $5.98
Two 1/8-in. masonry drill bits – $5.99
One ¼-in. masonry drill bit – $3.48
Gorilla duct tape – $4.97
Paper towels – $2.99
Total materials – $352.14
Consult/design – 1 hour
Drill holes and install letters – 2 hours
Load and unload truck – 1/2 hour
Travel and cleanup – 1/2 hour
Total man-hours – 4 hours
This project began with a call from a developer who wanted to meet onsite to discuss having letters made for a sign at the entrance of a new subdivision. The developer had constructed a brick wall, monument-type structure parallel to a fourlane highway. He wanted ½-in. flat acrylic letters mounted to the wall.
While onsite, I took photos and measurements. After returning to my shop, I downloaded the photos and created designs with variations of letter styles and sizes for the client to choose from.
Once the client made his choice, I contacted <a href=”/recommends/geminisignproducts” target=”_blank”>Gemini Inc.</a> for a quote for the dimensional letters. It was good to know they would use my vector file to cut the letters and make the installation pattern. This insured that all my measurements and spacing would be exactly as I had planned.
This was a simple and straightforward project that is routine for many shops like mine. The only challenge was planning around the seven-day rain forecast.