Please contact one of our distributors or customer service at 800-323-0744 to place an order.

Zip-Change

Solid, Halftone, Condensed,
Reverse Copy & Custom Made

The original flat lettering system, Zip-Change® marquee sign and reader board lettering is available in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. We start with a durable .060” clear acrylic panel, silk screen the letter onto the panel, then apply a protective clear coat to prevent scratching and fading over time.

Simply choose the letters you need or select one of our font kits by panel or letter size, select a color and style then place your order. We also stock accessories like storage cabinets, letter changers, and track designed specially for the Zip-Change® lettering system.

Solid

Bold & Easy to Read

The Wagner Zip Change Solid letter style is one of our most popular. Wagner Zip-Change Solid is a bold, easy to read letter style with a 3:5 width ratio. It is a block style letter and the characters have rounded strokes. The letter style has more space around each character making it easier to read. Letters slide together for perfect spacing every time.

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Halftone

Beveled Letter Appearance

The Wagner Zip-Change Halftone letter style is a prismatic version of the popular Solid style letter. It has the same width and stroke but by adding a graphical dot pattern it has the appearance of a beveled letter. The Zip Change Halftone letters & numbers are bold, easy to read letter style with a 3:4 width ratio. It is a block style letter and the characters have rounded strokes. The letter style has more space around each character making it easier to read. Letters slide together for perfect spacing every time.


Condensed

Fit More Characters on a Line

The Wagner Zip-Change CONDENSED letter style allows you to fit more characters on a line. It is a narrow, easy to read letter style with a 1:2 width ratio which is 30% narrower than the Solid letter style. It is a block style letter and the characters have rounded strokes. This allows additional space around each character making it easier to read. Letters slide together for perfect spacing every time.

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Modern

Bold, Easy to Read, & Square Shaped

The Zip Change by Wagner Modern letter style is a bold, easy to read letter style with a 3:5 width ratio. It is a block style letter and the characters have squared off corners. Letters slide together for perfect spacing every time. The Modern letter style gives your sign an updated look. The narrower, more square shaped letters makes your readerboard sign stand out from the the others on the street.

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Gas Pricing Numerals

3 styles, 12 sizes

The gas pricing numerals come in Standard, Condensed and Extra Condensed. They are available in 6", 8", 10", 12", 15", 17", 24", 30", 32", 36", 42", and 48" sizes. Durable acrylic or optional poly carbonate material can be quoted. Material thickness increases with panel size. Available in red and black and are coated for scratch resistance.

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Height-Width Comparison of Different Numeral Styles
Letter
Height
Panel
Height
Extra Condensed
Panel Width
Condensed
Panel Width
Standard
Panel Width
6" 7" N/A 4" N/A
8" 10" N/A 5" N/A
10" 12" N/A 6" N/A
12" 14" N/A 7" 10-1/2"
15" 17" 7" 9-1/2" 11-1/2"
17" 19" 7-3/4" 11" 14-1/2"
24" 26" 11-3/4" 14-3/4" 18"
30" 32" 14-3/4" 18" 21"
32" 34" 12" 18" 21"
36" 38" 15" 21" 24"
42" 44" 17-1/4" 24" 29-3/4"
48" 50" 18" 26-3/4" 35-1/4"


Gas Price Numeral Fonts
Numeral 1
Product
2
Products
3
Products
4
Products
2. 2 4 6 8
3. 2 4 6 8
9/10 2 4 6 8
1 4 6 8 12
2 4 6 8 12
3 4 6 8 12
4 4 6 8 12
5 4 6 8 12
6/9 4 8 12 16
7 4 6 8 12
8 4 6 8 12
0 4 6 8 12
Total 42 68 94 36

Track & Mountings

Wagner Zip-Change offers a wide selection of different track options and mounting systems. These products are offered in different lengths from 6’ to 12’ sections in different finishes. Please click the link below to see the different options offered for each product.


Track Type Track Height
Top Track 1-3/8"
Mutual Track 1-5/8"
Bottom Track 7/8"

NOTE: Aluminum track is only available in mutual style.



Zip-Change Track Spacing

Visible opening needed for 1 to 5 lines of copy using all Mutual Track
Size 4" 6" 8" on 9" 8" 10" 12" 15" 17"
1 Line 7-1/2" 9-1/2" 11-1/2" 12-1/2" 14-1/2" 16-1/2" 19-1/2" 21-1/2"
2 Line 13-3/8" 17-3/8" 21-3/8" 23-3/8" 27-3/8" 31-3/8" 37-3/8" 41-3/8"
3 Line 19-1/4" 25-1/4" 31-1/4" 34-1/4" 40-1/4" 46-1/4" 55-1/4" 61-1/4"
4 Line 25-1/8" 33-1/8" 41-1/8" 45-1/8" 53-1/8" 61-1/8" 73-1/8" 81-1/8"
5 Line 31" 41" 51" 56" 66" 76" 91" 101"

Letter Size Spacer Height
4" 4-1/4"
6" 6-1/4"
8" or 9" 8-1/4"
8" 9-1/4"
10" 11-1/4"
12" 13-1/4"
15" 16-1/4"
17" 18-1/4"

Cementing Method

Start with the bottom line of copy and apply the cement that is recommended by the manufacturer of the plastic face material you are using. Place the spacer against the first track and cement the next track.


Track Anchoring Method

Use Zip-Change anchors with Hi-impact acrylic track. Drill a hole in the track and the background, push in the anchor and then tap the pin through.
To fasten track to .125 background drill .191 diameter hole (#11 drill).
To fasten track to .187 background drill .219 diameter hole (7/32” drill).
Available in white and black.

How to Determine Font Size

to estimate the size font to order, multiply the total linear feet of changable letter space in the sign, (double faced signs double the linear feet), Amount to order, number per foot, distance chart.
Letter Size Multiplier Average amount
within 10 Linear Ft.
Distance
Readership
Recommended
board (length)
4" 8 34-1/2 150' 4' to 8'
6" 5-1/2 24 200' 6' to 10'
6" Cond. 7 32 175' 5' to 8'
8" 4 18-1/2 350' 8' to 12'
8" Cond. 5-1/2 24-1/2 325' 6' to 10'
10" 3-12 14-1/2 450' 10' to 14'
12" 3 12 525' 12' to 16'
15" 2-1/2 10 630' 16' & over
17" 2 8-1/2 710' 16' & over
24" 1-1/2 6 1000' 20' & over


Font Size Formula

Length of row (length of sign) x number of rows x numbers of faces x multiplier = Approximate Font Size (round up/down as necessary.)

A minimum 250 font should be ordered for a four line two sided 4’ x 8’ copy board to be effective.

These charts are to be used as a guide only. Larger fonts are available and can be customized to meet your specific needs. Call 1-800-323-0744 for larger quantities and breakdowns.
Letter Size Multiplier Average amount
within 10 Linear Ft.
Distance
Readership
Recommended
board (length)
4" 8 34-1/2 150' 4' to 8'
6" 5-1/2 24 200' 6' to 10'
6" Cond. 7 32 175' 5' to 8'
8" 4 18-1/2 350' 8' to 12'
8" Cond. 5-1/2 24-1/2 325' 6' to 10'
10" 3-12 14-1/2 450' 10' to 14'
12" 3 12 525' 12' to 16'
15" 2-1/2 10 630' 16' & over
17" 2 8-1/2 710' 16' & over
24" 1-1/2 6 1000' 20' & over

Commercial Fonts

Letters 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
A 3 6 8 10 12 12 14 18
B 1 2 4 6 8 8 10 10
C 1 2 4 6 8 8 10 10
D 1 2 4 6 8 8 10 10
E 3 6 10 12 16 18 20 24
F 1 2 4 6 6 8 8 12
G 1 2 4 6 6 8 8 10
H 1 2 4 6 6 8 8 10
I 3 6 8 12 12 16 20 24
J 1 2 2 6 6 8 8 10
K 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
L 1 2 6 8 10 10 12 16
M 1 2 6 8 8 8 12 14
N 1 2 6 8 8 10 12 14
O 3 6 8 10 12 12 16 18
P 1 2 6 8 8 10 14 16
Q 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
R 2 4 6 8 8 10 14 16
S 2 4 6 8 8 10 14 16
T 2 4 6 8 8 10 14 16
U 2 4 8 10 10 12 18 20
V 1 2 2 4 6 6 6 8
W 1 2 2 4 6 6 6 8
X 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
Y 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 8
Z 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4


Numbers 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
1 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
2 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
3 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
4 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
5 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
6 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
7 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
8 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
9 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
0 1 2 2 2 4 6 6 6
$ 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
¢ 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
Total 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400


Letter Only Fonts

Letters 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
A 4 8 10 12 18 20 22 24
B 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
C 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
D 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
E 4 8 10 16 18 24 26 32
F 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
G 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
H 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
I 3 6 10 12 16 18 22 24
J 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 8
K 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
L 2 4 6 10 10 14 16 20
M 2 4 4 8 8 12 12 16
N 3 6 8 10 14 16 18 20
O 3 6 8 10 14 16 18 20
P 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Q 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
R 3 6 10 10 16 16 20 20
S 2 4 8 10 12 14 18 20
T 2 4 8 10 12 14 18 20
U 2 4 8 8 12 12 16 16
V 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 8
W 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
X 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
Y 1 2 4 6 6 8 10 12
Z 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
& 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
Total 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400


Punctuation Sets

Character 10 20 35
& Ampersand 2 2 2
. Period 2 2 2
, Comma 2 2 2
! Exclamation 2 2 2
- Dash 2 2 2
? Question Mark 0 2 2
: Colon 0 2 2
; Semi Colon 0 2 2
" Left Quote 0 2 2
" Right Quote 0 2 2
' Apostrophe 0 0 2
/ Fraction Bar 0 0 2
% Percent Sign 0 0 1
1/2 half sign 0 0 1
1/3 One Third 0 0 1
1/4 One Quarter 0 0 1
3/4 Three Quarter 0 0 1
# Pound Sign 0 0 1
+ Plus Sign 0 0 1
$ Dollar Sign 0 0 2
¢ Cent Sign 0 0 2