Sign letters

Give your retail business or commercial premises a premium feel with 3D stand off sign letters

3D designs for visual interest
 Bespoke designs

Signage lettering: a versatile option for inside and out

Are you looking for a sign to give your business a luxury, high-end feel without breaking the bank?

Do you want a sign that makes you really stand out on the high street?

Are you on the lookout for a new sign to complement your existing branding?

Then stand-off sign letters are the perfect choice! They’re versatile, highly customisable, and include 3D elements to create depth and visual interest.

Made from metal, acrylic, or foam board, they’re equally suitable for your building’s exterior or for adding a touch of luxury branding to the inside. Acrylic, PVC foam, and aluminium are our materials of choice for exterior use as they’re so durable. MDF and plywood are typically used indoors.


Combine your 3D sign letters with illumination

Put your business in the spotlight by illuminating your lettering signage.

This is a popular choice for high-street businesses such as salons, cafes, bars and restaurants, inviting customers in with the warm, welcoming glow of a luxe sign.

They’re also a great way to make your office or building stand out on a crowded industrial estate, making sure you’re easily findable by visitors or delivery drivers.

Whether you opt for sign letters on a fascia or a 3D design fixed directly to the wall, adding LED illumination will bring your letters or company logo to life.

And don’t feel like you’ll be stuck with a white halo around your colourful new sign – we can add illumination in almost every colour imaginable!

Why choose Motive Graphics

We blend friendly service with knowledge, expertise, and decades of experience, readily offering ideas to give your business a competitive edge. One of the things we’re best at is really getting to the bottom of our customers’ problems – we’ll find solutions to your pain points no matter how challenging they might be.

Our process from enquiry to installation is collaborative but well-honed – we work quickly, but thoroughly. After you’ve got in touch, we’ll listen to your ideas, look at your space, and advise you on available options. Some exterior signs might require landlord approval, so we can talk you through that too.

We’ll advise you on the installation process (including any disruption that might be caused to the public), and then once you’re happy, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive quote and project plan.

You’ll work with our in-house design team to customise your sign lettering: the depth, letter spacing, materials, and finish are all adaptable so you can create something unique to your brand.

We want you to get the most out of your investment, so we’ll provide expert advice on maintaining your stand off letters to keep them looking great and extend their life.

signage lettering-motive-graphics

Why choose sign lettering

Whatever design you opt for, we promise all of our sign lettering is:

  • Typically available in 6 days
  • Durable and easy to maintain
  • Easy to combine with LEDs
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoors

  • Available in a range of materials and finishes
  • Available with custom sizes and letter thicknesses
  • Provided with a 1-year guarantee

What sign lettering options are there?

Sign letters are one of the most versatile signage options available. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your reception area with some custom-made 3D lettering, or need some halo-lit sign letters to make your business unmissable on the high street, sign letters offer a customisable option for every business.

acrylic letters-motive-graphics

Stand off signage lettering

Applying plastic spacers or stand offs to the reverse of sign letters gives your design more depth and attracts more attention than a flat sign.

Usually made from 3mm or 5mm materials, these are a cost-effective way of creating a large impact with a small budget.

3d letters for walls-motive-graphics

3D letters for walls

Using thicker materials is a great way to add a premium look to your sign letters without spending a fortune. Thicker materials such as aluminium, sheet timber, or acrylic – which can be anywhere from 10mm to 25mm – give you the option of having your letters raised on hidden spacers, mounted on a tray, or mounted directly to the wall.

3d signs motive graphics huntingdon

Built-up sign letters

LED-lit 3D style letters are the option for you if you’re after a premium look.

Usually made from thin metals and fabricated anywhere from 50mm to 200mm deep, these 3D letters really make your branding stand out in more ways than one.

halo-lit letters-motive-graphics

Halo-lit letters

Stand out from the crowd and bring your brand to life with halo signage.

Halo-lit letters stand proud from whatever surface they are fitted to and are illuminated from behind to create a ‘halo’ effect. They can be mounted on a virtually invisible tray or directly to your building’s exterior or interior. Halo signage is a popular choice for commercial business premises, cafes, and retail.

face-illuminated letters-motive-graphics

Face-illuminated letters

Our custom-made face-illuminated letters are perfect for a building’s interior or exterior, adding a pop of bright light for those businesses operating after dark. Sleek and rimless with hidden LED modules and wiring, these designs have an acrylic front, so the light only shines forward.

metal letters-motive-graphics

Metal letters

Metal sign letters in aluminium or steel are suitable for interior and exterior signage.

They can be made to any size and various depths, with the option of being sprayed in RAL colours, or colour-matched to your exact preference. They can also be manufactured with printed vinyl and brushed metal effect, but the customisation options don’t stop there. You can choose from face, edge or halo-lit designs.

led neon-style letters-motive-graphics

LED neon-style letters

Neon-style LED letters look as good as real neon but are much easier, safer, and cost-effective to create and run. They are perfect for bars, restaurants, pop-up events, or reception areas and are the perfect way to create an eye-catching sign.

acrylic letters-motive-graphics-Mannol

Acrylic letters

Our custom-made acrylic letters are perfect for shop front exteriors and interior walls as a cost-effective way to brand your business premises.

They’re available in a variety of depths, and you can choose from an array of standard colours or go for a colour-matched option for a sign which perfectly complements your business branding.

flat-cut letters-motive-graphics

Flat-cut letters

Flat-cut letter signs create an eye-catching display without breaking the bank.

Their sleek appearance and the fact they can be custom-made to suit your every requirement means they’re the perfect option for both inside and out.

Just some of our happy clients

Budweiser Budvar
Joe and Sephs Popcorn
Essential Cuisine
Joe and Sephs Popcorn

we’d love to hear from you

Simply fill in the below, and we will be in touch.

Prefer to chat with us? Call 01480 597 444


Do you need permission for a sign?

If you work in a listed building, residential area, high street, or shopping centre, you may need planning permission before fitting your stand off letter sign.

We can point you in the right direction or check with your local council if you’re unsure.

Can I illuminate stand off lettering?

The simple answer is yes. There are options to illuminate and add lighting to any form of 3D sign letters in a variety of ways.

All of our illuminated signs use low-energy LED lights that run off of a 12V transformer. While they will cost more to run than their non-illuminated cousins, they are still a cheap option, and the low-energy LED bulbs mean they’re more eco-friendly than many light-up choices.

How is a stand-off letter sign illuminated?

However you like!

They can be trough-lit, backlit to create a halo effect that makes the letters look like they’re floating. Or we can use a face-lit sign option, where the LED is fabricated into the design so the light shines through the front.

All of our illuminated signs use low-energy LED lights that run off of a 12V transformer. While they will cost more to run than their non-illuminated cousins, they are still a cheap option, and the low-energy LED bulbs mean they’re more eco-friendly than many light-up choices.

How far does sign lettering sit off of the wall?

It depends on what design you opt for. True stand off signage lettering usually comes with what we call “spacers” fitted to the back. These stand around 18-25mm from the wall or the surface they are fitted onto.


If fitted directly to the wall, the design will sit the depth of the material used away from the wall – for example, a 19mm PVC foam design will sit 19mm proud of the wall.

Can I have 3D lettering outside my premises?

Yes, stand off lettering is suitable for interior and exterior use. Acrylic, aluminium composite and aluminium letters are great for your building’s exterior – they’re long-lasting and create a high-quality sign.

Materials like MDF, plywood, and softer materials are more suited for interior use. They can also be used in exterior locations, but without the correct preparation and protection, they may not last as long as alternative materials.

Sign Letters 2