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Are you buying your ADA signs from a distributor or a manufacturer?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jun 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to buying ADA signs, do you feel you are in the dark? It is difficult to look at a company selling ADA signs and know what you are getting. That is because most companies selling ADA signs aren't making them in-house. When choosing a company to purchase these signs from, the first step is to determine if you are buying from a distributor or a manufacturer. There are obvious differences, but a few that are more subtle. These include:

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Topics: ADA, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA

ADA Signs with perfect color matched 2nd surface paint

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Signs for San Diego can find a lot of colors in stock materials, but what if you need a PMS perfect color match? There is a way!

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Topics: ADA 2nd Surface Paint, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Colors

ADA compliance and Your School

Posted by Frank Murch | May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is a growing problem of "drive by" law suits involving ADA signs. The Florida Legislature is working on laws to steam lawsuits involving the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). These Lawsuits have doubled in the last six years. There is an entire industry around finding and exploiting violations. Are you safe?

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, ADA requirements, ADA sign Placement, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, Mounting ADA Signs, Where ADA Signs are required, ada Sign Pictograms

ADA Signs Materials

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

ADA Signs are commonly made of plastics, but that is not the only choice. Do you know what is available? There are many materials, but you should know this 3 substrate materials and a little about the colors and materials used for rasters (the bumps used in Braille).

Plastics: Companies like Gravograph, Gemini and RowMark make full lines of plastics for the substrate and the applique. They are readily available and easy to work with. The finish is the correct matte surface and the colors contrast well. Using these families of plastics is common and very convenient.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, Restroom signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA

Would you fail ADA Sign inspection?

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Did your ADA sign fail inspection? Many designers view ADA as a building code. It is really a civil rights law. These are two different things. Building inspectors and Planning review and sign off on plans using interpretations of the law and local policies. Buildings, Architects and Designers think the project is compliant because it passes. The reality is there can be ADA issues resulting in a lawsuit. This can start small like the lack of accessible parking, railings are not compliant or signs are wrong.

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Topics: ADA requirements, ADA sign Placement, ADA Fonts, ADA Colors, disabled building signs, Grade 2 Braille, Grade 3 Braille, ADA, Louis Braille, what is Braille?, ADA Signs, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, Restroom signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA

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