Pan Face
Flex Face

Beyond our standard panel offerings in aluminum and high impact plastic substrates, Charleston Manufacturing, LLC is now able to offer pan face configurations as well. Designed to provide a more substantial, three dimensional image Charleston Manufacturing, LLC’s pan face signs are vacuumed formed to a depth of approximately 2” so as to really stand out and provide a dramatic substrate for your graphic message. Vacuum formed pan faces from Charleston Manufacturing, LLC provide an economical option to both illuminated and non-illuminated signs. Graphic options for your pan face include second surface vinyl, back sprayed embossed lettering or first surface applications of your choice. Finally Charleston Manufacturing, LLC’s pan face panels are readily adaptable into our line of architectural signage extrusions providing you with a professional look that your customer’s will simply love.

Also available from Charleston Manufacturing, LLC are a complete line of flexible face panels designed to help your graphics message stand out from the crowd. Designed primarily for use with our Series 1200 framing system, Charleston Manufacturing, LLC’s flex face sign panels are the perfect choice when your project requires a highly visible and highly functional product to use in large commercial types of applications. Finally Charleston Manufacturing, LLC’s thoughtfully designed tensioning systems and choice of fabric covers combine durability with a beautiful design no matter the application.

System Features & Design
The beauty of GPP-CI architectural signage systems are their inherent versatility. Utilizing modular components, the systems can be adapted to virtually any signage application ranging from monolithic designs to interior wall-mounted directories. The GPP-CI systems offer design integrity, aesthetic quality and remarkable economy.

GPP-Charleston Industries maintains a complete in-house paint facility. As a result, we are able to offer single source responsibility and a high level of quality control. In addition, our color matching capabilities are without equal. We take pride in providing full color matching services, usually in a week or less.

Our standard paint finish is an acrylic polyurethane, the most recognized coating for quality, brilliance and longevity in architectural signage systems. 6063 T5 aluminum extrusions are mechanically pre-treated, primed and electrostatically painted.

The finish is then baked on in an oven-accelerated air-dry system. The resulting hard, slick surface makes it impact resistant and able to withstand exposure to most solvents and chemicals as well as heavy traffic or abuse. In addition, the finish maintains

its "just painted" look years after exposure to sun, salt, and corrosive industrial environments.

Beyond our standard acrylic paint finish, GPP-CI can also provide anodized, Kynar 500® or other premium coatings as required. Please call us directly with your inquiries.

All posts and frames are manufactured from heavy duty 6063 T5 aluminum extrusions produced to Aluminum Association standards. Standard sign panels are supplied in .063 to .125 aluminum. Acrylic, fiber glass, Lumasite® or polycarbonate panels may also be specified.

There are a number of ways for a sign to effectively convey the proper graphic image. GPP-Charleston Industries employs state of the art graphics equipment and technology. This allows the architect/specifier the freedom to choose from a number of processes for producing a graphic image. Some of the processes used by GPP-CI include:

  • Applied vinyl copy
  • Precision routed copy
  • Push-through copy
  • Frisketed copy
  • Back sprayed copy
  • Routed dimensional letters
  • Digital print


Our graphics capabilities allow us to offer a variety of options such as logo reproduction, corporate identity programs and sitewide uniformity of graphics.

The Series 750, 750 pylons and Series 1200 are designed for either Illuminated or non-illuminated applications. All units and ballasts are UL approved and are available in 120 or 277 volt configurations.

Standard Colors
Medium Bronze
Scarlet Red
Black Anodic
Capri Blue
Brushed Alum.
Federal Green
Dark Bronze
Hospital Blue
Deep Teal
Charcoal Grey
Rich Brown
High Gloss White