Using Etched Signs for Your Business

Etched SignsEtching is a very popular marking method that produces very detailed and intricate designs, which is why it is often chosen for the creation of many things, including signs used by businesses. You can see these etched signs in many areas of an office, with some being used to mark doors to the rooms of these businesses and others used to mark cubicles as well as desks. When you are contemplating using etched signs for your business, you should be aware of a few things.

For one, you should know which signs can be tweaked according to your desires, and which ones need to follow the very strict rules that the government has set for these. A lot of the signs that you will need for your offices, particularly those that are considered permanent room signs, need to have the many features that make a sign ADA compliant. You will first have to find out which signs need to conform to these rules before you can start making plans for these and ordering.

One thing you may not be aware of is that the signs that need to be compliant with government standards also need to be mounted in an area that is also government mandated. This is found beside the doorknob side of the office door, and should be around 60 inches from the floor. This means that you can actually have more than one sign for these rooms or doors, with the compliant one being mounted beside the door, and the etched, elaborate one being mounted ON THE DOOR itself.

With this kind of a solution, you can have really decorative and elaborate signs made for your office room doors, that is, the ones that are to go on the doors and not beside these. You can also have these made using very intricate and fancy fonts, with as many curlicues and designs as you think is aesthetically possible. These can also be made using glossy or shiny metals, which you cannot use when you need to follow ADA rules.

For your ADA signage, you can opt for etching as the marking method as well, although you might have a problem with the Braille part of these signs. It might be a good idea to use another marking method for your compliant signs, such as engraving since this can create the domed braille dots that you need for compliance via the Raster method. Your decorative signs, be these on the doors, on cubicles, or on desks, can be made using etching and shiny metal materials like stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.

To ensure that you are indeed following government guidelines regarding these signs, do not hesitate to ask for advice from our team of experts. Simply contact us with your concern and we will gladly assist you with your signage and nameplate needs.

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