plaques are made from solid metal in order to provide a
superior product that will not chip or crack like common
acrylic and photopolymers. You can choose from base
metal or other color selections, including up to 1200 dpi
photographic images for the surface of your plaques.
When combined with our patent-pending ADA process
that does not use loose beads for the Braille component
or rely on imperfect, non-compliant castings–the result is
a breathtaking example of how effectively designed ADA
plaques don’t have to be a distraction from a project’s
overall beauty, but instead actually enhance it.
Unlimited Design Options
•Designs in any shape - same price
•Submit any image for use in design
•No chipping, cracking or loose beads
•One piece, all metal construction
All Metal One Piece Construction:
ADA/Wayfinding plaques are made from one piece all metal construction. This means that
the copy, braille, and emblem or design elements are all integral to the body of the plaque.
Unlike photopolymer or other plastic wayfinding solutions, our products will never chip,
crack, have missing braille indicia or lettering. This makes for an extremely vandal resistant
Full Color Capability
We combine our experience in plaque manufacturing with high resolution, full color printing
to deliver a product that is completely customizable for your application. Up to 1200 dpi
resolution can be achieved through state of the art printing processes. The only limitations
on design for these products is the quality of the image provided for reproduction.
A truly custom product should not be placed in a cookie cutter shape. We give you the
option to design not only the image and color of your wayfinding solutions, but also the
overall shape of the individual plaques.
Satin Metal Finish
One of the main features that we can offer in its wayfinding plaques is the ability to have
raised satin copy. This satin finish will vary depending on the base metal chosen by the
customer for their application. This natural satin brushed raised copy allows for an
extremely high end, classic appearance that can match elements of the decor or other
architectural plaques used on the project. This effect is not possible when using plastics
for the base material.
Vandal Resistant Powdercoat
Whether you have chosen a full color, metal finish, or single color wayfinding plaque from
us–your product will be protected by a vandal resistant powdercoat finish. This powdercoat
while not impregnable, will protect your plaques from most wear and tear found in normal
ADA / Wayfinding Plaques -
As with many laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law on July 26,
1993, created many questions about compliance. Our manufacturing standards and
quality control measures ensure that your ADA signage and markers comply with this act
whether your ordering standard sizes or requesting custom-designed pieces that
seamlessly blend into your location, not stick out from it. Color, design, shape
– your choice is only limited by your imagination. And by choosing Gemini’s ADA-compliant
signage, you will not only be “up to code,” you will also help reduce the frustration
individuals with disabilities have in trying to navigate throughout our society independently.
We are committed to making your ADA signage more user friendly for everyone, not just
those with disabilities.
Notes: All our ADA plaques have raised characters 1/32" from sign face. The Grade 2 braille will also be raised
1/32", with perfectly round tops and separated 3/8" from corresponding text. Plaque design should allow for
adequately contrasting foreground and background for compliant visibility per ADA regulations. All ADA plaques are
coated standard with matte clear coat for maximum durability. The typestyle on all standard signs is usually
Helvetica. Alternate type styles may be specified on custom ADA signs, but restrictions on styles do apply in meeting
ADA specifications. The symbols depicted on our ADA signs meet Department of Transportation standards.
All raised lettering, symbols and borders on standard ADA signs receive a brushed satin finish. The raised Grade 2
Braille is painted to match the background. Raised areas may be painted with a color that contrasts with the
background color upon request.
Borders on standard ADA signs are 1/8" wide raised single lines with radius corners. Other borders styles and
corners are available on custom ADA signs.
If they are not already, offices, medical facilities, schools, and government buildings are becoming ADA compliant.
As more and more businesses and buildings comply with ADA policies, you will find that ADA-compliant signs must
be installed in the proper location and conform to local regulations that often dictate interior sign requirements, such
as maximum occupancy signs and evacuation maps.
When you consider a plaque’s desired function, regulatory compliance issues, budget, and aesthetics; designing an
attractive ADA-compliant plaque may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be.
Even within these constraints, our custom capabilities provide a flexible array of design possibilities. We welcome
your custom designs for different colors, patterns, sizes and special features that can all be combined to create
interior room identification signs that are functional and compliant, while coordinating attractively with interior finishes.
Full Color ADA
Why settle for mediocre when you can have the best? These all metal ADA plaques
have your 1200 dpi full color image as the background for any ADA/Wayfinding
application. The raised painted copy can be virtually any color, however, care should
be taken to choose a color that provides sufficient contrast to meet ADA regulations
for visibility. These high-end plaques come with a vandal resistant powdercoat that
protects the image as well as the copy. We warrant these products for interior use,
although they will last under most moderate weathering conditions.
Full Color Giclee Panal Printing
For use in wayfinding where braille or raised copy is not required, these all metal panels have your 1200 dpi full
color image printed on aluminum, brass, bronze or stainless steel. All that is required is for you to simply choose
your material, thickness, shape, and supply a high quality image. These high-end panels come with a vandal
resistant powdercoat that protects the image. We warrant these products for interior use, although they will last
under most moderate weathering conditions.
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