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FAQs

What types of Materials does Signs PDQ use?

We use very reliable materials for sign manufacturing to create products that will stand the test of time. Each type of material has been fully tested for quality and durability so that we can guarantee the longevity and robustness of your signage.

You can find some links to our suppliers below:

Rowmark (acrylic) - Rowmark | Our Products

Duets By Gemini (acrylic) - Products | Duets by Gemini

Matthews Paint - Color Selector

Wilsonart - Product Portfolio

Chemetal - Designs Archive


Does Signs PDQ have a minimum order requirement?

Yes, we require a minimum order amount of $150.00. This was established in January of 2024.


What types of files will Signs PDQ accept?

1. In order to create an estimate, we can accept pdfs, jpgs, or just text. However, for a complete estimate, we need to know the dimensions, types of materials, and PMS colors. 

2. For proof creation, we need excel files (if there is a lot of content). This is extremely important. Art files can be sent as pdf (preferred), eps, or ai (illustrator) files. jpg is OK but not ideal.


How do I make something ADA compliant?

The following rules apply to signs that identify a room, space or area in a public building.

Informational and directional signs do not require Braille or raised characters.

1. Signs that identify a room, space or area shall have raised characters and Braille. (216.2) (703.1)

2. Signs shall have a matte non-glare finish face with contrasting color tactile text/pictograms. (703.6.2)

3. Pictograms shall be in their own 6" high field. Add an ISA symbol if handicapped accessible. (703.6.1)

4. Tactile characters/font shall be sans Serif and all Uppercase. (703.2.3) (703.2.2)

5. Tactile characters must be between 5/8" and 2" text height with a minimum of 1/8" space between characters. Maximum letter stroke is 15% of character height. (703.2.5) (703.2.7)

6. Font shall be ADA compliant; not overly bold, condensed, italic, script, decorative etc. (703.2.4) (703.2.6)

7. A 3/8" minimum space is required from all raised elements and borders, including Braille. (703.2.7)

8. A 1" high space is needed for one line of Braille. (703.3.2)

9. Braille shall be all together and at least 3/8" below last line of text and dome shaped. Grade II Braille shall be written out in lowercase, except for proper nouns, acronyms and letters identifying a room. (703.3.2)

10. Line spacing shall be 35-70% of character height. (703.3.8)

11. ADA signs are required for public access buildings and employee areas. (102.5A)

**This information is taken from the Americans with Disabilities Act's official ADA Standards for Accessible Design guide, which can be located at www.ada.gov.

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