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Injection Molded Plastic Letters

Assorted Minnesota letters from Gemini

GEMINI’S MINNESOTA™ LETTERS have the look and feel of cast metal letters so they’re suitable for almost any “up-scale” application.

Made from earth-friendly recyclable Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB), Minnesota Letters are beautiful, crisp letters with razor-sharp edges that are easy to install and guaranteed for life.

Available in six standard styles and 45 standard colors, they are in stock and ready to be shipped in just 1 business day. More durable than most other plastic letters, they are able to stand up against the scrutiny of indoor applications and tough enough to withstand the elements outside.

In comparison, Vacuum Formed Plastic Letters have returns that are closer to 85 degrees with edges that are more rounded. Other than these differences, there is no structural difference in the two products.

 

Advantages of Minnesota Letters

Quick Manufacturing

  • 1 Day on White or Black
  • 2 Days on Any Painted Color

Ease of Installation

  • Lightweight despite added dimension
  • Can be installed without drilling into sign face
  • Many installation methods available

Durability

  • Impact resistant
  • Fade resistant
  • Guaranteed for Life!

Economy

  • Same basic cost as formed letters
  • Added depth & dimension over cut letters
  • Recyclable plastic
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Baked Enamel Painted Colors
5687 White 4310 Dove Grey 0209 Grey 2025 Black 2718 Ivory 8090 Safety Green 2037 lemon yellow 2000 Yellow
5687 White 4310 Dove Grey 0209 Grey 2025 Black 2718 Ivory 8090 Safety Green 2037 Lemon Yellow 2000 Yellow
0217 Citrus Yellow 0218 Sundance Yellow 0254 Schoolbus Yellow 2119 Orange 2662 Red Orange 0256 Rampart Orange 2793 Red 1875 Brick Red
0217 Citrus Yellow 0218 Sundance Yellow 0254 Schoolbus Yellow 2119 Orange 2662 Red Orange 0256 Rampart Orange 2793 Red 1875 Brick Red
2280 Black Cherry 2240 Maroon 2410 Magenta 2287 Purple 0246 Violet Toner 2767 Midnight Blue 2050 Dark Blue 2860 Medium Blue
2280 Black Cherry 2240 Maroon 2410 Magenta 2287 Purple 0246 Violet Toner 2767 Midnight Blue 2050 Dark Blue 2860 Med. Blue
3000 Blue 3555 Spring Green 0259 Federal Green 0222 Emerald Green 2108 Light-Green 2030 Dark Green 2162 Hunter Green 0400 Brilliant Gold
3000 Blue 3555 Spring Green 0259 Federal Green 0222 Emerald Green 2108 Light Green 2030 Dark Green 2162 Hunter Green 0400 Brilliant Gold
2756 Metallic Gold 0401 Aztec Gold 0253 Copper 0402 Aztec Copper 2418 Brown 0312 Medium Bronze 0314 Old Copper 3130 Duranodic Bronze
2756 Metallic Gold 0401 Aztec Gold 0253 Copper 0402 Aztec Copper 2418 Brown 0312 Med Bronze 0314 Old Copper 3130 Duranodic Bronze
8886 Metallic Silver

*Disclaimer: Colors on a computer monitor vary widely between monitors. Actual paint color, hue and vibrance may differ than that shown on your monitor. We will not be responsible for color interpretations based on monitor or user.
Sample color swatches are NOT available. If you need a color sample you will have to buy a letter in the color you wish to see. Bear in mind that color batches can have some variation between batches of color mixed at the factory. Also bear in mind that we serve many manufacturers and that a color may vary slightly between manufacturer's. Product does not carry a return value for colors that do not meet your specifications when delivered. PANTONE, PPG and SHERWIN WILLIAMS color matching is available on request. Some manufacturer's charge a per color matching fee.

8886 Metallic Silver

minnesota sign letters
Fabulous shot showing the bevel face Architectural font professionally installed on graduated molding
using combination all mounts. Color is painted brilliant gold #0400

Assortment of minnesota sign letters
Assortment of Gemini Injection Molded Minnesota Letters

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Installation Hardware

Plain No Mounts As you can see from the image at left, ABS/Plex Vacuum Formed Sign Letters are hollow in the back and require some type of additional hardware for mounting purposes. We allow you to purchase without mounts assuming you have some other way to affix them. Please note that ordering without a mount will require you to return them to the factory at your expense, if you later decide you want mounts. The same goes for mounting patterns.
Pad Mount Where drilling your wall is not desirable or not allowed by a landlord, the pad mount provides a way to surface mount the letters using silicon adhesive directly to a surface. Best for indoor applications as outdoors will make them easily stolen or subject to wind loss. Apply silicon caulk liberally to the pads and apply directly to the wall surface using masking tape to hold the letters in position while the silicon sets.
Adjustable Pad Same as the pad mount but with adjustable pads to allow for stand off. Adjustability is approximately 0" - 3/8". Other sizes can be requested.
Stud Mount

One of the easiest methods to use is the stud mount. Threaded plastic blocks are glued into the backs of the letters at the factory and a threaded metal rod (stud) is screwed into the block. Using a mounting pattern (sold separately), drill required holes in the wall or mounting surface then fill holes and coat studs with silicon then push the entire assembly into the holes.

TIP: Be sure to drill holes slightly oversize. Studs should not be tight in holes to allow for expansion/contraction. Be sure to order the mounting pattern(s) with the letters otherwise you will have to return the letters to make one later. Also See additional notes bottom of page.

Combination Mount

Same as the stud mount with the addition of stud through pads on the top part of the letters, fixed pads on the bottom of the letters. The stud through pads are adjustable and the rods are designed to go into pre drilled holes in your wall. This mount COMBINES the pad mount with the stud mount allowing for less drilling which may be desirable.

See additional notes bottom of page and review videos for proper install methods.

Combination All Mount

Stud through pads on ALL parts of the letters allow for maximum adjustability and standoff if desired. The stud through pads are adjustable and the rods are designed to go into pre drilled holes in your wall. Drilling is required for each stud/pad in the same way as the stud mount but also provides full adjustability for depth and uneven surfaces.

See additional notes bottom of page and review videos for proper install methods.

Mounting Methods and Installation Tips

One of the most frequent questions we get is how to install the sign letters.  Most people imagine some form of anchor is attached to the wall onto which the letters are mounted. Fortunately, it's not that complicated. Any tools you need you most likely have at home.

Types of Mounts
We sell a wide variety of sign letter products. Each type of letter has its own mounting requirement. There is no "one-method-fits-all." Some sign letters are hollow in the back and require either a stud or pad mounting to properly install. Other letters are solid material, like the flat cut-out acrylic letters and the flat cut-out aluminum letters. Because these letters are solid material and flat on the back, they can be mounted without hardware.

In general there are 2 mounting method categories to choose from.

Anchor Mounts:

  • Stud Only
  • Combination
  • Combination All
  • Bottom Stud
  • Flush Stud
  • Stud Boss
  • Welded Stud
  • Keyhole Mounts

Installing Sign Letters Using Anchor Mounts

  • You need a long bubble level or better still a laser level.
  • An electric drill and perhaps some masonry drill bits.
  • Something to blow debris from the holes you drill, a turkey baster works well or even the exhaust ports on your drill will often be enough to blow out the debris.
  • Lastly you need enough Silicon Caulk to fill all of the holes you drill.

A mounting pattern, is optional, but it will save you a lot of time and almost guarantee a professionally spaced and aligned installation. You you can order one from us. They are well worth their modest cost!

Adhesive Mounts:

  • Pad Mount
  • Flange Mount
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Direct Adhesion with Silicon Caulk or Construction Adhesive

Installing Sign Letters Using Adhesive Mounts
Instructions apply whether you choose pad mounts, adjustable pad mounts or no mounts at all. For no-mount installations on a flat, dry surface, use small drops of silicon caulk on the back of each sign letter. This type of mount works better indoors.

For double-sided tape (tape provided with the letters or by you) use small drops of silicon caulk between the pieces of double-sided tape to ensure against the tape drying out after a period of time and no longer holding the letters.

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Mounting Pattern for Sign Letters
Patterns come in several forms depending on the manufacturer of your letters. For stud mounted installations, your pattern will be the actual, full-size of your finished sign. All letters, numbers, punctuation, and logos (if ordered) will be clearly drawn and properly spaced on the pattern. Signs that have multiple lines of text will be aligned to your specifications and all of the required stud locations are marked on the pattern.

For pad mounts or other adhesive based installation methods, you can buy a pounce pattern or use the free spacing tape offered with some of our products. The pounce pattern is a full size, fully aligned and spaced pattern. Instead of it being marked with mounting holes, the letters are drawn on the pattern and perforated around their outer edge. Just tape the pattern in place, rub chalk over the holes to leave a chalk outline on the mounting surface. Install your letters, then wash the off chalk. The free spacing tape only provides spacing information on where to place each sign letter in relation to the one preceding it. Vertical and horizontal alignment will be up to you.

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