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Where to get fancy ADA signage?

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by nolanola, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. nolanola

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    Hey All,
    We have an interesting request for ADA signs that are more intricate than your regular fair.
    There are 2 spec drawings here - any one know where to get these?

    Thank you for the help!
     
  2. nolanola

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    Spec Drawings here
     

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  3. JBurton

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    I one did the "in use" type of sign, in house on our engraver. I think it was $350 by the time it was all said and done, due to all of the layers I kept adding.
    It would appear that this is a Vista Systems or comparable extrusion system. Good luck keeping the prints from developing condensation between the clear matte lens and the print itself. Surely they also engrave raised copy, but I'm not sure as we ordered parts and cut all of the lettering and braille in house.
     
  4. Gino

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    Is there enough contrast to adhere to ADA practices ??
     
  5. JBurton

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    Looks like it, but if I recall correctly, the standards call for 'solid, contrasting color', which pretty much eliminates printed backgrounds.
     
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    Here is what the 2010 standards say about coloring.
    There are PLENTY of "interpretations" for the "coloring" and the amount of "contrast"

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    I think https://www.matthewsid.com/ does modular signs like that
     
  7. nolanola

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    Hey All - thanks for info so far.
    Designs are not yet final. We are hoping to find someone who can produce these so our client has an idea of what their budget needs to be.
    Any thoughts?
     
  8. JBurton

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    Vista will quote assemble signage I believe.
    https://www.vistasystem.com/wall-mounted-signs/
     
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  9. signbrad

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    The recommended contrast between letters and background is 70%.
    I think that solid backgrounds are not required as long as there is sufficient contrast.

    We make hundreds of these every year for local schools, hospitals and office buildings.
    We are not a supplier for the sign industry at large, but one of our competitors is and they do excellent work: ASI. They are spec'd on many of the projects we bid.
    https://asisignage.com/locations/kansas-city/
     
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  11. GaSouthpaw

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    You are correct. I've read probably 40% of those 300-whatever pages in the ADA, and re-read the sign specs multiple times to confirm things over the years, and nowhere does it restrict the background to solid colors. Now, since not being prohibited and being acceptable are two different things, and almost the entire sign section can be open to interpretation (other than sizing), but the important thing- and it's mentioned a number of times- is the contrast.

    And, as someone else mentioned- that looks like a Vista Systems design. Call them or look at their website.
     
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