Custom Signs, Textures

Custom ADA Signs: Add Some Bling, Texture Edition!

Stairs with textured checkered pattern at the bottom of an ADA compliant Stairs Sign

In another edition of Custom ADA Signs, we take a more in-depth look at adding textures to your ADA Signage. In a previous post, we discussed the possibility of custom colors either by substrate combination or PMS Color Approximation (which included a recent project as an example).

Example of ADA Exit sign with floral texture pattern

Textures are a great way to add visual depth to a sign, make your signage stand out, or even add branded pieces like logos or your favorite symbol. Like the rules about color contrast, the textures cannot interfere with the legibility of the braille or raised tactile. 

Add Texture by Pattern

Women's Directional Sign with colorful floral patter for symbols

Certainly, if you have a favorite pattern, use it! Yes, with our D.C.S. Printers we can print depth based upon a pattern you add.

The digital rendering of the ADA Exit Sign with a floral pattern at the top and bottom is a great way to make your ADA signs stand out. Adding additional colors to the pattern is also available. 

Adding by Shapes

ADA Stairs Sign with blue checkered patter on bottom

Personally, I like the ability to achieve a single end goal in various ways. If you don’t have a favorite patterning using shapes like squares or even stars is a great way to add texture to your ADA Signs. 

Men's Restroom in Frame with Textured Triangle pattern

A simple checkered pattern can go a long way when enhancing your signs. With many shapes, you can do a unique layering to give your sign additional textured depth.

Adding by Image

Layered Stair Sign with Laser Engrave Stair Symbol on top of textured black pattern

Having access to the internet I  have come across a few websites that are great for free high-resolution textures. With a little image manipulation, you can take that textured image and add it to the background of your ADA sign.

Textures such as glass, concrete, wood, and even water are great for adding a little flare. Companies that specialize in certain topics like the ones listed above have many choices when it comes to the types of textures they can use. 

Wood Print Room Id with White Tactile and clear braille

Adding by Logo/Symbol

Restroom and Exit Signs with Symbol Added

In a couple of weeks, we will be talking about other ways to add some bling to your ADA signage by including a logo. For this week we are going to cover the possibility of adding a textured logo/symbol to your signs to just add that final touch.

For this week we are going to cover the possibility of adding a textured logo/symbol to your signs to just add that final touch.

So, for this week we are going to cover the possibility of adding a textured logo/symbol to your signs to just add that final touch.

Check out other examples of ADA signs which have been branded with a logo or symbol!

You Have Unlimted Options

Having branded ADA signage is a great way to connect your brand to your required ADA signage. Many businesses have included their branding by layered printing or by adding a texture to their logo/symbol.

Since there are countless ways to visual enhance your ADA signage it is important to work with a company that understands the rule/regulations and also understands the importance of different visual elements.

Learn more about Alpha Dog ADA Signs and don’t forget to check out our ADA Signage Gallery to view a variety of different ADA compliant signage.

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