Custom Door Signs

Office door signs come in many guises and uses, and these can all be customized according to what a person wants. Of course, customization does not necessarily mean that you can do whatever you want with these signs. In the US, these signs are subject to the rules set by the government for signs that are used in establishments that are accessed by the public. These rules dictate what kind of features your signs can have.

Majority of door signs mark rooms that are considered permanent. This means that these rooms will not change usage anytime soon. Whether these doors lead to offices, conference rooms, bathrooms, or auditoriums, if these are not bound to change usage anytime soon, then these rooms need to have signs that comply with ADA standards. These are called ADA signs.

Not all signs are created equal or made to look the same, although these need to have similar features that make them compliant. These include tactile characters, non-gloss or non-glare finishes, proper color contrasts, and braille translations. These signs also need to use fonts that are sans serif, should be mounted at a specific height, and should not use italics, fancy script, or otherwise messages that are hard to read with the fingertips or even the eyes.

What kinds of custom office door signs are there for people to use these features on? Are all signs made the same way?

Signs that need to follow these rules set by the ADA include:

Bathroom signs – all offices, and establishments for that matter, have bathrooms. Since everyone uses these, and these are not bound to change use anytime soon, then you will need to mark these with ADA compliant signs.

Door number signs – you can customize the numbers of the doors of your office, and these will need customized signs with the right, compliant features these should have.

Door name signs – some rooms, even when they already have door numbers on them, also need word signs that tell you what that room is for. These include conference rooms, kitchens or pantries, clinics, chapels, and auditoriums. You can also find offices that are occupied by specific individuals (managers, lawyers, editors-in-chief, etc.) having their position and their names on these doors too.

Stairwell doors – these are signs that lead to, well, stairwells. You will find these signs carrying information such as what floor you are on, where the stairs on the other side of the door leads to, and other useful information.

Exit doors – not all exit doors lead to stairs, and not all stairwell doors lead to exits. These signs can be posted on the side of an exit door, and a supplemental lighted sign with the same words can also be posted at the top of this same door for people to easily see even in dark or emergency situations.       

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