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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 2 • G R A P H I C S P R O 2 3 SMALL-FORMAT SIGNS Small-format signs can fall into many categories, such as point of sale (POS) and point of purchase (POP). ey can also run the gamut of countertop displays, laser acrylic letters, LED window signs, edge-lit acrylic graphics, decals, and perforated vinyl and static cling film. But our bread and butter during those years were Grade II Braille ADA signs, hanging and wall-mounted directional acrylic panels, cast plaques, and metal letters with turnkey installation. ADA signs can be complex and include thermoformed, cold- pressed, blasted, engraved, photopolymer, and others. ey can be made of acrylic, designer hardwoods, laminate, melamine, fiberglass, and metal. I invite you to seek out and partner with a leader in the wholesale ADA signage industry and learn every- thing you can. It saved our company. We got good at it. We got so good; our company began to be specified by some architects for the products we provided for ADA signs. We outsourced, and we fabricated our own signs. Luckily, we found some amazing general contractors that did not nickel and dime us at each step. We also discovered some other gen- eral contractors that we would have preferred to remain on the Titanic to balance her trip to the bottom. Image courtesy Vision Engraving In 2022, Federal ADA sign requirements apply to everything from bathroom and restroom signs to accessible elevator signs and room signage. Image courtesy Howard Industries

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