ADA & Braille Sign Production: Streamlining Processes for Sign Shops

While traditional methods such as in-laid applique ADA, compression formed ADA or photopolymer have long been relied upon for producing ADA and braille signs, they often come with laborious processes and high costs. These methods require specialized equipment and dedicated personnel, leading many sign shops to outsource these tasks. Engravers also offer another avenue for creating ADA and braille signage.  Yet, this process still involves two steps as you’ll require a flatbed printer to produce more dynamic signs. However, leveraging a UV flatbed printer equipped to print ADA and braille directly onto acrylic, businesses can enhance efficiency and profitability. It's essential to note that not all acrylics are created equal; therefore, utilizing an acrylic specifically designed for ADA and braille sign production is paramount.

Optimizing Printed ADA Braille Sign Production: Five Advantages Over Traditional Methods


1. Streamlines the Production Process

Printing on ACRYLITE® digital print pop touch eliminates the need for engravers and other braille equipment. Its specialized UV ink absorbent surface enables direct-to-substrate printing, simplifying the creation of striking ADA compliant signage. All you'll need is your UV flat-bed printer equipped with 3D and braille printing capability.


2. Increase Productivity and Efficiency

ACRYLITE® digital print pop touch acrylic facilitates direct braille printing onto the substrate, eliminating multiple production steps and the time-consuming application of adhesion promoters. With its advanced built-in adhesion properties, the need for primers and adhesion promoters is eliminated. This not only reduces costs associated with these products but also prevents the need for sign reworking or reproduction due to external contamination such as lint and debris, caused by their use.

3. Boost Your Output

Printing directly on ACRYLITE® digital print pop touch allows for simultaneous production of multiple signs. This streamlines the process, minimizing manual labor associated with creating individual Braille signs, thereby reducing operator hours. Simply set up your job and let the UV wide-format printer handle the rest.

4. Eliminate the need for costly touch-up work

UV ink does not always adhere to untreated acrylic and other substrates, often causing ink distortion and melting. You won’t have to worry about ink distortions with ACRYLITE® digital print pop touch acrylic. >> Watch how ACRYLITE® digital print acrylic sheet performs in a cross-hatch adhesion test!

5. Reduce Material Costs and Overhead

ACRYLITE® digital print pop touch acrylic has a neutral, colorless textured surface that can be transformed into any color or combination of colors using your UV flat-bed digital printer. This not only eliminates the need for multiple substrates but also reduces overall material costs and overhead expenses.

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