Sign & Digital Graphics

August '16

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • August 2016 • 69 "Signage is a natural extension for many businesses, including trophy and award shops. Sign shops are in great position to offer ADA-compliant signage, because they have the necessary equipment and materials as well as the customer base to which these products are marketed. That same loyal customer who has been purchasing corporate awards or informa- tional signs more than likely has a public building where ADA-compliant signs are required by law. Businesses can benefit by marketing themselves in their area as a sign-making professional that offers ADA-compliant signs that meet local signage regulations." Using UV-LED Printing Technology Heldman-Beck also reports that UV-flatbed printers are ideal for produc- ing ADA applications. "One of the most innovative features of UV-LED printing technology is its unique ability to cre- ate raised or textured images and shapes including ADA compliant Braille. As the ink does not absorb into the substrate, it gets higher with continual passes of the printhead." She says creating ADA signage with UV-LED printing saves significant time when compared to other typical ADA sign production methods, with less manual work and less steps involved. GoVivid, Rowmark's UV printer and consumable division, offers a versatile line of DTS (direct-to-substrate) U V- L E D digital printers that can produce ADA-compliant signage." Rowmark Output Options She points out the two most popular methods for creating ADA-compliant signage with Rowmark materials is the Raster Braille method and the UV-LED printed method. "To create an ADA-compliant sign with the Raster Braille method you will need to use a rotary engraver with Accent Raster Braille Spheres, Rowmark ADA- compliant substrate and ADA applique. The plastic substrate serves as the back- ground and will be drilled to secure the Raster Braille spheres in place for the Leading the way in ADA. Shop over 200 of the industry's preferred substrates engineered for ADA tactile signage applications in the industry's most popular colors. ColorHues ™ /// ADA Alternative ® /// Stand-offs F E A T U R E D P R O D U C T S A U T H O R I Z E D D I S T R I B U T O R Find your Authorized Rowmark Distributor rowmark.com | 877.rowmark E-mail us at samples@rowmark.com today for our Introduction to ADA Sign-Making brochure!

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