Awards & Engraving

September '19

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A&E SEPTEMBER 2019 • a-e-mag.com 11 The background of the sign can be made using any thickness plastic, wood, metal, or laminate. As long as you main- tain a non-glare finish on the background, you can get creative using digital print backgrounds, painted substrates, and you can add decorative elements using readily available metal rails and extrusions, direct UV printed logos, cut vinyl lettering and accents, and more. APPLYING BRAILLE Rastered Braille is the most common and compliant method for applying domed Braille on an ADA sign. You can purchase a special Braille cutter for your rotary machine that drills a perfect hole into the substrate, creating a space to apply a plastic, brass, or stainless-steel Braille bead into the hole. You can also purchase a machine attachment that mechanically places the bead into the material, a hand tool that pushes the Braille into the hole, or you can place the beads by hand and gently push them in the hole with the flat end of a cutter. Routed Braille is another method for creating Braille on a sign with a special Removing the background from laser cut appliqué. Fine Detail Engraving Engraving Cutters, Vinyl Blades and Router Tools for all your sign making needs. 1.800.355.5250 www.antaresinc.net

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