3D Large Letters

3D Large Letters

We Build Custom 3D Large Letter Displays and Signs

We Build Custom Large 3D Letters

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Tradition + Technology

In a world dominated by fleeting attention spans, making a bold statement is key to capturing attention and leaving a lasting impression. Large letters have emerged as a powerful tool for businesses, events, trade shows, retail, and individuals looking to stand out in the crowd. At WhiteClouds, we specialize in crafting custom large letters that go beyond mere words – they are a testament to your unique identity.

Utilizing traditional and state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, we infuse these displays with captivating colors, intricate vinyl wraps, and unique painting techniques. Imagine more than just letters; picture structural elements seamlessly intertwined to enhance both the aesthetic appeal and the underlying message. The possibilities are limitless, and your imagination is the only boundary. Embrace the potential of our custom fabrication services to elevate your brand presence, captivate your audience, and turn ordinary indoor, outdoor, temporary or permanent displays into extraordinary shareable and viral experiences.

See a few of our custom 3D large letter project galleries below

Features & Benefits

Giant letter and logo letter displays play a pivotal role in the realms of marketing, retail, and events, serving as powerful tools to capture attention and reinforce brand identity. In marketing, oversized logos become iconic symbols, instantly recognizable and memorable, contributing to brand recall and customer loyalty.

In retail, these displays act as beacons, guiding customers towards storefronts and creating a distinct visual presence in crowded commercial spaces. For events, whether it’s a product launch or a corporate gathering, large logos and letters become focal points, setting the tone and creating a memorable backdrop for attendees. The sheer scale of these displays enhances visibility, making them indispensable for promoting products, elevating brand visibility, and creating immersive brand experiences. The strategic use of giant logos and letters becomes a dynamic and visually impactful component of a comprehensive marketing strategy, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Our custom large letter displays are crafted to meet the diverse needs of indoor and outdoor spaces, offering versatile solutions for both temporary and permanent applications. For indoor use, we employ materials and finishes that enhance visual appeal without compromising on durability. From lightweight foam letters to sturdy metal letter options, our indoor displays seamlessly integrate into various settings, providing a captivating focal point for events, retail spaces, or office interiors.

For outdoor applications, we prioritize weather-resistant materials and robust construction techniques to ensure longevity and withstand the elements. Whether it’s under the sun, rain, or snow, our outdoor large letter displays maintain their vibrancy and structural integrity, making them ideal for storefronts, outdoor events, or public spaces.

Moreover, our custom fabrication process allows for flexibility in creating displays for both temporary and permanent purposes. Temporary displays are designed with portability in mind, making them easy to set up, dismantle, and transport for events, trade shows, or short-term promotions. On the other hand, our permanent displays are crafted with enduring materials, ensuring they stand the test of time and become lasting fixtures in spaces like retail stores, corporate offices, or public installations.

By tailoring our fabrication process to your specific needs, we provide versatile solutions for a wide range of environments and purposes.

  • Sizes – Most often when thinking of 3D letters, smaller sizes come to mind. In reality, if you want a 6′, 10′, or 20′ tall humongous letter – it is possible to do. Colossal messages can be created with these oversized letters. When thinking of that giant attraction, large 3D letters make it all happen. Thinking outside the box, letters can be much deeper than they are tall. A 4′ tall letter could actually be 5′ deep, making them totally out of proportion, but also adding interesting design aspects.
  • Fonts – Any style/size of font can be applied.
  • Materials – Common materials are foam (very light in weight), plastic, wood, and metal and acrylic. A combination of materials is also available. We also use LED or marquee lights to create lighted letter displays.
  • Professional Creators –We have a team of designers, artists, model-makers, painters, air-brushers, sculptors, carpenters, and welders to fabricate those large 3D letters with imagination, immersion, and experiential aspects.
  • Finishes – There are many different options for finishes such as unpainted in natural white or painted in a standard or custom color with matte or semi-gloss finishes. Lamination is also available. Even automotive paint finishes can be applied for extremely glossy finishes. Airbrushing of special designs can also be ordered.
  • Strength – Very often these letter displays are just meant to be temporary and self-standing. Other times, they may require structural components to withstand people climbing on the letters or leaning against them.
  • Project Size – No project is too large or too small. If you need a few letters that are 10′ long, we make it. If you need some letter messaging that is 100′ long, we can make that too. If you can design it, we can create a physical model of it. If you can’t design it, we have a team of design professionals who can. We can work with preparing 3D models from scans, drawings, photos, and even napkin drawings.
  • Capacity – We have 60,000 square feet of production facilities in Utah, including the largest capacity of full-color 3D printing in the world.
  • Technologies – At WhiteClouds, we use many different technologies including Foam Fabrication, Hot Wiring, CNC Cutting, Laser Cutting, Welding, and 6 different 3D Printing technologies.
  • Combination – At times, it makes sense to combine letters and messaging with special themed displays or trade show displays. We can easily combine letters with large numbers. We have the team that can create your letters that might include custom electronics, lighting, and sound.
Full Suite Ahead large foam letters display
The letters stand approximately 7 feet tall and are made from foam and hard-coated in our polyurea for durability. Each letter illustrates a specific customer and their story. Created for Cogs & Marvel agency for the Oracle NetSuite World conference 2022.
24 sculpture Migue-Cabrera MLB Detroit Tigers
24 sculpture Migue-Cabrera MLB Detroit Tigers. photo credit: MLB Detroit Tigers
City of Green Bay Metal Letters
Made from 12 gauge steel and standing almost 10 feet tall, this metal logo was commissioned by the City of Green Bay Wisconsin. Hardcoated with our special Polyurea ULXL66.

Technology & Materials

  • We use foam fabrication technologies such as CNC Cutting, Hot Wires, Laser Cutting, Hot Knifing, welding, and Sculpting. 
  • We fabricate high-quality customized large metal letters from 3 feet tall and above with several metal materials and finish options. For small letter and sign options, visit our small metal letter sign page, our plastic letters page, our channel letters page, our small illuminated letters page, or our small interior letters page. 
  • With 3D printing technology, you aren’t limited to straight lines and boxes. A 3D printer can easily create detailed, complex shapes. We use six different 3D printing technologies using different materials including UV-cured resin. The type of physical completed product determines which material will produce the best results. We can help you choose the material that is best for your project.
  • Our in-house spray booth gives us flexibility in different types and grades of paint and finishing capabilities.
  • Depending on requirements for durability, weather-proofing, temperature, mobility, strength, and flexibility, different finishes for our 3D letters can be used. These finishes may be combinations of painting, air-brushing, flat-to-glossy finishes, natural environment finishes, soft-shell and hard-shell coatings, sealers, and glassing. These can be from latex, acrylic, urethane, polyurea, epsilon, polyurethane, and many others.

Custom 3D Letter Pricing

In a world where first impressions matter, giant letters have the power to leave an indelible mark. At WhiteClouds, we are not just crafting letters; we are creating experiences that resonate with your audience. Elevate your message, amplify your brand, and make a lasting impact with our custom services for large letters. Contact us today to turn your vision into reality.

The cost of custom 3D letters are based on the volume of materials (size of the letters), type of materials, the time it takes to create the 3D design, production labor, and possible installation time and materials, as well as other specific elements unique to the project. Each large letter project is bid individually and the best way to determine cost is to email us, call us at 385-206-8700, or fill out the form below and let us bid on your project.

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Custom Fabrication Workflow

Common Questions & Answers

  • Can you use my custom artwork?
    Yes. Please send us your file in a vector AI, EPS, or PDF format.
  • How do I know what size letters I need for viewing distance?
    A general rule is that you can see a:


      • 6″ letter from 125 feet
      • 1′ letter from 250 feet
      • 2′ letter from 500 feet
      • 4′ letter from 1000 feet

To maximize marketing impact, you might consider some of these sizes:

    • 4′ letters to 10′ letters for capitalizing on use of social media immersion (think selfies)
    • 3′ letters to 10′ letters for stage presence
    • 3′ letters to 12′ letters for trade shows
  • What is the largest letters model you can make?
    There is no limit to the size of model. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large letter model.
  • What features can a large letter display have?
    Letters can be finished with paint or special strength coatings and can even be airbrushed. They can also be covered with any special look you might want from organic coverings to special materials. Custom bases or special shapes are also available.
  • What file type is required if I need to incorporate special fabrication into the project?
    We work with all architectural CAD programs and modeling programs including AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD, Maya, 3DS Max Design, Zbrush, and Sketchup, just to name a few. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints, artist’s sketches (or even napkin drawings), we can build a model from these as well.
  • What is the turnaround time for custom 3D letters?
    This is totally dependent on the size of the project and projects in our queue. Typical projects can be completed in two to six weeks. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders in shorter amounts of time.
  • I have to fit my letters in a certain length of space. How do I know they will fit? What is the maximum size that will fit?
     Let us know what your maximum line length should not exceed. We will then calculate what size letters can fit.
  • Can I use a custom font?
    Yes, you can use a custom font for your 3D letters project. You will need to send us the font in a .ttf (True Type format). If we are buying the font for you, that will be additional.
  • What technology do you use for large letters?
    It can be a number of different technologies, individually or combined. These range from 3D Foam, 3D Printing, Metal, CNC Cutting, laser cutting, laser etching, casting, molding, sculpting, painting, airbrushing, laminating, vinyl printing, and woodworking – all meant to produce highly engaging models that fit your exact needs.
  • What is the material used?
    We match the correct material and fabrication process to your requirements in terms of presentation, size, and transportability. We fabricate in our model shop using different types of foam, wood, metal, resins, and acrylics. We can also 3D print in uv-cured resin, plastic, rubber-like acrylic, and nylon. Our large letters are typically made with EPS foam, metal, acrylic and sometimes with wood. Need a special facing? The sky is the limit! (once, we created letters with green moss and and a number display for the MLB made out of baseballs)

Do you have a question we didn‘t answer? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-385-206-8700 or [email protected].

Worldwide Delivery

WhiteClouds has delivered models around the world.

Creation Process

Our internal steps for creating customized 3D letters are:

  1. If available, we like to receive a CAD file (drawing file) from our customer. Many times we will design the file with our team of designers based on requirements from the customer. If letters need to be stand alone or attached to a base, then some design work is required.
  2. The next step depends on the type of technologies required. Most of the time we create letters with EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) foam, so the next step would be to upload the file to the computers connected to our CNC hot wire foam cutting equipment and then each letter shape is cut and then placed into production. If we are creating extremely large letters, we may need to glue multiple blocks of foam together.
  3. Our foam comes in different densities. The desired finish and design requirements will dictate which density we use. The higher the density, the smoother the foam (and also more expensive). Typically, we use 2 lb. EPS.
  4. Letters may be attached or connected to other materials for specific desired looks.
  5. Individual letters are prepared for finish work. They may be glued, sanded, primed, painted, airbrushed, etc. depending on customer requirements. We may need to spray on a protective plastic coating depending on required durability and weather resistance.
  6. If the letters need to be attached to a structure or stand, we then do the necessary work to finish off the project.
  7. Letters are prepared for shipping by either being wrapped/packaged in foam or special shipping containers.

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