Pan Channels are the most common type of sign letter. They consist of a metal “pan” that is shaped like a letter. This “pan” houses the electrical and lighting components of the letter and can mount directly to a building’s fascia. A plastic face is then attached to the letter pan using trim cap material. The face is typically colored and translucent, enabling the sign to be seen at great distances during the day and light up at night. Pan Channel letters are a great way to show potential customers exactly where you are located. They are used most typically in retail centers, shopping plazas, and strip malls.