Door Signs Material Options

Ordering door signs for your business or office can be rather easy, if you know what goes best with the designs you have. If you are unsure however, you might need to ask for some help with your selections. Aside from choosing the materials according to your design’s needs, you will also need to consider whether or not your designs are ADA compliant in the first place, and that may mean a change not only in the materials you use, but also in the designs that you have.

When you look for materials for your signs, and when you are designing these as well, you need to consider the colors these are to come in. If your door signs need to be compliant with ADA standards, then you will have to create signs with a 70% color contrast. This means that either your background material or your character material should be 70% lighter or darker than the other one.

That is not the only rule you need to consider when designing your door signage, and in choosing the materials for it. You will also need to check whether or not the signs you are making for your office or business doors will also require tactile characters and Braille translations. Not all door signs need these features, but those that are used on rooms that are considered permanent, or cannot change usage anytime soon, need to have such features on them.

Also a consideration when you are choosing what material to use for your signs, (whether these are for permanent rooms or not) is the budget. Some materials are more expensive than others, after all. Metals are more expensive than wood, wood is more expensive than plastic, and plastic comes in many types with some cheaper than others. You will need to find out what your options are before you can make the right choice when it comes to signage material, and what your budget as well as your design will allow.

If you want to make things easier, both in the designing and material selection phases, you should think about hiring a signage designer to do these things for you. Better yet, find a manufacturer that has a sign designer that can work with you to help you create the signs that you want and need, with expert insights on ADA compliance and proper material usage. This way, you won’t have to worry about making decisions that may land you in hot water with the ADA, or with signs that are either too expensive or just wrong for your business.

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