Nap's ADA Sign Blog

5 BIG reasons your ADA signs are not compliant!

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5 BIG reasons your ADA signs are not compliant!

FONT ~ very important ADA compliant signs should be designed and produced with sans serif, uppercase fonts with a regulated character size.  Some sans serif font options include Futura Medium, Myriad Pro, Univers Medium, Helvetica (which we use) and Arial. San serif fonts are ones that are as plain and straight as possible, which increased the ease of readability. The language in the 2010 Standard for Accessible Design is very straightforward: “703.2.2 Case. Characters shall be uppercase. 703.2.3 Style. Characters shall be sans serif. Characters shall not be italic, oblique, script, highly decorative, or of other unusual forms. 703.2.4 Character Proportions. Characters shall be selected from fonts where...

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California ADA Restroom Signs

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California ADA Restroom Signs

CALIFORNIA ADA RESTROOM SIGNS - HISTORY While the Federal ADA regulations require only on sign to identify an open public restroom, California requires two.  Their two-sign requirement came about because the State of California adopted Restroom Sign requirements prior to the American with Disability Act in 1991. The original California Restroom ADA signs, developed in March of 1970, consisted of two geometric shapes without any tactile pictograms, text or braille.  These signs were invented and developed by Dr. Sam Genensky.  He was seeing impaired and when working in Santa Monica, he had some awkward experiences looking for the correct restroom. ...

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Capture GREAT ideas ~ Cubicle Whiteboard Signs

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Capture GREAT ideas ~ Cubicle Whiteboard Signs

    Organize your day and your cubicle with an Over-The- Cube Whiteboard Sign from NapNameplates!!  Install Nap's Cubicle Whiteboards in a flash!  Slide the Whiteboard over any cubicle wall -- No pins, screws or adhesive required.  These are great for mounting to a standard 2" to 3" cubicle wall.  Simply measure the thickness at the top of your cubicle wall.     Advantages to having a Over-The-Cube White Boards from Nap Nameplates: Light Weight construction High Quality Material Available in 3 stock sizes Custom sizing available, just call us 1-800-451-3330 Create a valuable communication space in your cube Made...

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Nap's Reverse Engraving Solution ~ Advanced Printing Techniques

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Nap's Reverse Engraving Solution ~ Advanced Printing Techniques

Reverse engraving refers to the process of engraving the "underside" of a substrate – allowing the top or finished side of the substrate to remain smooth.  In most cases, acrylic paint is used to fill in the engraved portion of the substrate.  This is called back painting or color filling of the characters.  Back painting can be a timely messy process.   NapTags offers reverse (or subsurface) printing to clear plastic, our reverse engraved back painting solution!!  We produce high quality reversed printed tags that add value to your brand.  All our Tags are made in the USA!  Nap's uses the highest quality...

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Basic rules for ADA compliant Signs ~ Nap's ADA guidelines

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Basic rules for ADA compliant Signs ~  Nap's ADA guidelines

Nap’s ADA Guide to Interior ADA Signage    All ADA compliant signs must have: Signs shall have a non glare finish with high contrasting colors. Text characters shall be San Serif and all Upper Case, nor overly bold, condensed, or italic. Design that meets specific requirements with copy height, stroke and spacing. Pictograms shall be in their own 6" high field and must have text directly below pictogram field. Braille shall be together and 3/8" to 1/2" below the last line of text. Braille shall be dome shaped, not flat or pointed.      All ADA signs fall into one...

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