Processes of ADA Tactile signage

Updated: May 15, 2019


ADA Wood sign

There are 3 processes for ADA signage to be compliant. 


Each process is different to fulfill your design and budget needs.

These processes are used throughout many methods for all ADA and custom sign solutions.

Learn more about each of these ADA tactile processes by visiting this section.


GOOD Choice = Applied Tactile

​The most economical tactile solution

​This technique offers precise laser-cut text that is adhesive-applied to a sign substrate with corresponding inset braille beads.

Features:

The most cost-effective ADA solution

Text and braille beads are laser-cut with precision

Can be used on many different  types of substrates

BETTER Choice = Photopolymer Tactile

BEST Choice =  Compression Tactile


BETTER Choice:

​Photopolymer Tactile

​The most common and popular tactile solution with a proprietary process

This technique offers acrylic signs with fused raised text and inset braille beads.  Compared to other competitors’ processes, this photopolymer technique is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly because of the ability to recycle unused material.

Features:

Unique photopolymer technique with proprietary process

The raised text and braille beads are tipped colored

Cost-effective and environmentally friendly versus other competitors


BEST Choice:

​Compression Tactile

​The ultimate choice for ADA solution at a competitive price

​This technique offers an exceptional ADA solution that exceeds ADA requirements.  There are a variety of options for fused integral color or metal text and graphics on many different types of substrates.

​Features:

Constructed as one-piece

Text and braille beads are permanently fused through compression

Can be used on many different  types of substrates

Resistant to vandalism and water


Compression Process

This technique offers an exceptional ADA solution that exceeds ADA requirements and provides a very lasting impression.  There are a variety of options for fused integral color or metal text and graphics on many different types of substrates.


Wood veneer panels

Real, solid wood-grain veneers come in a variety of standard and exotic looks using the Compression tactile process.  They come in different shapes, thickness, and surface textures that can be customized to complement your space and to conform with your vision while providing exceptional wood sign looks.


Frosted signs

Acrylic signs with a quartz-like finish

They are frosted on the face and edges using Compression Tactile

A combination of the quartz-like finish and diffused color on the back of each sign result in an elaborate but professional appearance.  These frosted signs come in different shapes and thickness as well as in a variety of colors and edge treatments.


Acrylic signs with encapsulated colors

These are durable and versatile acrylic signs using Compression Tactile

The feature of encapsulated copy, graphics, and color provide a near-surface appearance.  These acrylic signs come in different shapes and thickness but provide resistance to damage and vandalism.


Acrylic signs with color backing

Color and copy depth using Compression Tactile to provide a dimensional look

The copy, graphics, and color on the back of the sign results in dimensional look.  This feature provides extra protection from vandalism or just from daily wear-and-tear.  These acrylic signs come in different shapes and thickness which can be combined with other design options.


Acrylic signs with color on the surface level

Face and edge painted signs using Photopolymer Tactile

The copy and graphics on the face of these acrylic signs meet ADA requirements.  They can be customized with different shapes, thickness, and optional edges or raised borders.


Solid-Color Plaques

Acrylic signs in solid colors

These plaques provide immense looks at a budget-friendly cost.

The solid-color acrylic substrates have a monolithic appearance to them.  They are more affordable than the painted signs but still come in different shapes and colors.


Snap Plates

The Snap Plate System features Injection Molding

These are three-part injection molded plastic signs at budget-friendly cost

These snap plate signs feature changeable paper inserts and are vandal-resistant at budget-friendly costs that come in different sizes and colors.  The lenses are available with ADA compliant tactile copy that meet ADA requirements.  Purchases of these signs have quick order fulfillment.


Injection Molded Plaques

These ADA signs feature Injection Molding

They are compliant ADA signs at budget-friendly costs are vandal-resistant.  Custom orders in different sizes, layouts, colors and messages are readily available. Purchases of these signs have a quick order fulfillment.





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