Outfit Your Entire Office Building with ADA Compliant Signs in Alpharetta GA

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in ADA Compliant Signs, ADA Compliant Signs, ADA Signs, Blog | Comments Off on Outfit Your Entire Office Building with ADA Compliant Signs in Alpharetta GA

When business owners call the pros at Meridian Signs and Graphics to discuss ADA compliant signs in Alpharetta GA, they are typically confused. No other signage has as many regulations attached to it as this particular product line. To make the process of ordering these signs easier to understand, we offer you some ADA compliance straight talk. Do You Need ADA Signs? If your business is open to the public, it needs to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law states that everyone is to have access to your building. In the case of signage, it provides accommodations for visually impaired clients and customers. Some company owners are now choosing to convert all signs to compliant products, even if the law exempts some of them. Doing so is not necessary, but it creates a tremendous amount of goodwill in the community. Which Signs Have to Follow the Standards of the ADA? Lobby signs are exempt. But suite signs are not. As a general rule of thumb, any sign that identifies a permanent space in your facility must feature a compliant sign. Examples include wayfinding signs in stairwells, near the elevators, and at the entrances to hallways. Suite signs need to feature a compliant suite number notation. Restroom signs must also comply. Think of it from a safety point of view. Would the absence of a compliant sign endanger someone who is visually impaired? How Have ADA Compliant Signs Changed over the Years? There used to be a time when sign makers would put together generic products that met the letter of the law but did precious little to allow the products to fit in with your setting. This time is gone. Now, there are new ways of combining rules with aesthetics to facilitate compliance and make the signage look great. Case in point is the sign that features a contrast color from your corporate palette. Because there has to be a specific amount of contrast between a sign’s backdrop and its message, it is possible to work in at least one of your brand tones. Not everything has to be black and white (unless you like it like that). Other aspects of the signage changes now include additional font options and pictograms. The biggest thing to remember is the importance of ADA compliant signs in Alpharetta GA. Property managers and building owners must stay in compliance with ADA rules in Georgia. How Do I Know Where to Mount Them? We help you! Our signage installers are experts in the field of mounting compliant products. We show you where the signs have to go and how high off the ground we need to put them. We gladly walk through your location to ensure compliance of signage that you already have installed. If necessary, we can adjust their display positions and heights, too. Do You Need ADA Compliant Signs in Alpharetta GA? Entrust your signage needs to the experts at Meridian Signs and Graphics. We routinely work with companies just like yours to put together a comprehensive package that ensures well-rounded compliance. Our shop serves the...

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Making Your Business Pop with Office Signs in Alpharetta GA

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog, Lobby Signs, Office Signs | Comments Off on Making Your Business Pop with Office Signs in Alpharetta GA

You are getting ready to open a new office. You have almost everything in place. Phone lines are in, and the IT is handled. Now, the office manager reminds you that you need office signs. We work with clients just like you almost every week. In Alpharetta GA, there is a list of four signs you cannot do without. Do you know what is on this list? 1. Lobby Signs Wow Customers and Communicate a Brand Message Acrylic, metal, and PVC are the most frequently selected materials for this signage solution. We can create dimensional letters or lobby logo boards. Some clients now opt for illuminated lobby markers that imitate their building signs. Doing so is the ultimate method for recreating a brand message. Because this signage setup is a highly individualized display in your space, make the most of it by mounting in on the wall that visitors to your location see first. 2. ADA Signs are the Law and Must Meet Stringent Rules The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) determines the types of signs you need to put up at your venue. The law also specifies where to mount them, how high they should go, and what color contrasts are acceptable. Running afoul of the law has the potential to adversely affect your reputation with consumers – not to mention the costly fines you incur. Our experts can help you create a standard set of office signs that meet ADA requirements. Of course, a better option would be a site survey that accurately determines the signs you need and then only have us manufacture those. 3. Wall Graphics Dress up Any Setting and Add Opportunities for Branding and Marketing If you sell services or products, you can substantially boost their appeal to the consumer by presenting them larger than life with wall graphics or murals. If you select vinyl with specialty surfaces, you can even add some dimension to the presentation. We recommend working with our graphic artists to put together a look that adds pizzazz to your setting and supports your corporate palette in the process. Case in point is the whole-wall rendition of your widget with brand colors and lettering identifying reasons why consumers should make a buying decision today. 4. Interior Dimensional Lettering Spells out Directions for Creative Wayfinding Wayfinding is a great way of providing your customers with autonomy. Visitors to your location worry about feeling helpless, get nervous about not finding the right office, and dislike having to ask for directions that get convoluted. Avoid this problem by spelling out directions. We can add dimensional lettering directly to the walls or opt for boards instead. Why not combine wall graphics with lettering for a brand presence that also meets your wayfinding needs? Ordering Office Signs in Alpharetta GA When you want a signage package that flows naturally, it is best to order everything at once. Doing so ensures that materials, finishes, colors, and fonts work perfectly in harmony. Discuss your plans with our graphic artists today. We help you to put together a look that perfectly encapsulates your brand message and puts...

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Medline Adds 3D Letter Building Sign and Wayfinding Signs in McDonough GA

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in 3D Letter Building Signs, Blog, Dimensional Letter Building Signs, Wayfinding Signs | Comments Off on Medline Adds 3D Letter Building Sign and Wayfinding Signs in McDonough GA

Located at 1500 Medline Place, Medline is McDonough’s local medical supplies manufacturer and distributor. The company tackles supply chain requirements while also providing business solutions such as quality management. Products run the gamut from advanced wound care goods to respiratory items. When the company needed a 3D letter building sign and wayfinding signs in McDonough, GA, for its new facility, the management team contacted our experts for assistance. Become a More Visible Presence in the Community Having an excellent building sign is a must, and featuring signage that helps customers find their ways around is a great way of ensuring that you do not miss any sales opportunities. When consulting with our client, the team informed us that it wanted a large sign that would take up a sizable portion of the building’s wall. Our artists designed a setup that measures 15 feet in height, which includes 26-inch-tall channel letters in the middle of the logo display. The sign’s white color contrasts beautifully with the blue wall backdrop, which perfectly mimics the enterprise’s online brand presentation. We added numerals to the upper left corner of the building, which enhances wayfinding capacities. Our technicians used ¼-inch-thick aluminum for these products and made them stand 12 inches tall. They stand out but do not draw attention away from the building sign. For the wayfinding signs, we opted for a more artistic presentation. Our experts put together four signs for the facility, which stand six feet tall. They help direct traffic to ensure that trucks and other traffic find the receiving area and associated locations. Each sign features a standing panel with white print that displays an offset board with a white-print-on-blue backdrop displaying the company’s name and logo; almost like a monument sign! Creating Matching Appearances with a Signage Presentation Matching signage is a significant asset to the overall presentation of your corporate persona. Visually ties a space together. When a property is larger and features multiple entrances, docks, parking areas, and office buildings, it makes sense to present your branding on markers throughout the setting. With customized wayfinding signs, doing so is easy. They add splashes of your corporate color palette throughout the property and show your name as well as the logo. Reinforces brand awareness. For a business that is new to an area, it makes sense to take every opportunity to build brand awareness. By displaying a name and logo setup on exterior signage products – and on the inside, too – you make it possible for the consumer to take in multiple mentions of your information. Helps form name recognition. Along the same lines, remember that a frequent repetition of your company’s name makes it much easier for the customer to remember the moniker. Supports aesthetics. Matching signage products simply look better than a hodgepodge of useful but mismatched markers. Do You Need a Set of Facility Signs? Whether you need a 3D letter building sign and wayfinding signs in McDonough, GA, or a lightbox cabinet and ADA signs in one of the surrounding cities, we can help. Contact our business sign experts today to learn more...

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Interior Lobby Dimensional Letters

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Gallery - Interior Signs | Comments Off on Interior Lobby Dimensional Letters

Interior Lobby Dimensional Letters

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Must-Have School Signs for the Fulton County School District

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Suite and Directory Signs, Wayfinding Signs | Comments Off on Must-Have School Signs for the Fulton County School District

Must-Have School Signs for the Fulton County School District

Serving students from a variety of cities, including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs and Roswell, the Fulton County School System operates about 58 elementary, 19 middle, 15 high and seven charter schools. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Georgia Accrediting Commission, this school district has adopted the motto, “Where Students Come First.” Part of putting students first is the use of excellent signs for schools in Fulton County. If you are an administrator in this school system and considering the addition or replacement of existing signage, what are your options? Wayfinding Signs From kindergarten to the senior class in high school, wayfinding is a big deal for students. They like the idea of being able to independently find their ways around the campuses. Obviously, the signage solutions vary by campus. At the kindergarten level, wayfinding signs are largely color-coordinated and visually appropriate for the pre-reader. At the elementary levels, it is time to bring in the text for assistance. In these settings, consider the addition of ceiling or wall-mounted signs that make it easy for everyone to see the marker. Parking Lot Markers Safety is a big deal for schools. One of the most dangerous parts of the campus is the parking lot. Assign parking spaces for faculty members, students and visitors. This cuts down on vehicles jockeying for position. Simple post and panel aluminum signs with arrows make it perfectly clear where motorists should park. Floor graphics assist with the creation of crosswalks that allow students to cross the busy main thoroughfare of the parking lot to enter the building. Building Signage Keep the community, parents and student body informed about events with school signs for the Fulton County School District. LED message boards that combine with lightbox cabinets to display the schools’ names are ideal. The school signage experts at Meridian Signs and Graphics can install them directly to the façade of your main building or integrate them into monument signs that you would place near the entrance to your parking lot. Other signage options for the building include channel letters and dimensional letters. ADA Signage Do not neglect the installation of innovative ADA-compliant signage on the interior. Catering to students, parents and faculty members who are under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these markers must display certain contrasts, style elements and symbols. The law also defines mounting locations and heights. Our signage experts know the intricacies of the law and ensure that your campus is in full compliance. Starting Your Order Call us today for more information on these signage options and to schedule your site survey. We visit your location to take in the layout of the campus and inspect the signage products that you already have. In many cases, we can seamlessly integrate existing markers into a new look that features additional sign products. When you want to undertake a complete signage overhaul, we inventory possible mounting locations, take measurements and then work up a signage package that meets all of your...

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Interior Dimensional Letters

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Gallery - Interior Signs | Comments Off on Interior Dimensional Letters

Interior Dimensional Letters

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