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Custom ADA Sign - Wood with Photopolymer panel

Custom ADA Signage – 4 Materials for Stunning Designs

Custom ADA signage provides our clients with endless opportunities to broadcast their branding.  Materials ranging from photopolymer, glass, wood, and metals allow us to create custom architectural signage that enhances any environment while meeting all ADA criteria.  In this article, we’ll show you how different materials provide their own set of benefits and design advantages.

 

Photopolymer ADA Signage
Custom ADA Signage - Photopolymer

Custom Photopolymer ADA Sign

Photopolymer signage is the industry standard option when considering interior ADA.  It’s easy to work with, cost effective, and allows for any design to painted or printed on the first or second surface.  This is our most common interior ADA substrate and can be found in dozens of different applications from multi-family & healthcare to education & entertainment.  We have secured a partnership with Nova Polymer to source large volumes of high-grade materials which allow us to offer our clients the best pricing available and an unlimited scope of design options with customer photopolymer ADA signage.

Most ADA photopolymer signs range from 1/8″ thick to 1/4″ thick but can be ordered in 3/8″ and 1/2″ as well.  We offer an exterior grade photopolymer which is especially designed to withstand heat and direct sunlight, perfect for outdoor applications like garden style apartment buildings and exterior stair core entries that require ADA design and fabrication.

 

Glass ADA Signage

Ad Light is proud to be one of the only glass sign providers in the Front Range and have found our clients love this option for their interior signage projects.  Glass sets itself apart from other materials with an instantly recognizable elegance stemming from crisp edges, deep textures, and brilliant colors.  Light interacts with glass in such a way that no other material can, bringing paint colors and prints to life through clarity and dimension.  Standard thickness for glass is 1/4″ when used in interior ADA signs, but can be ordered in varying dimensions and even layered.

Manufacturing glass ADA signage is a specialized process requiring skill, experience, and premium equipment to execute properly.  The staff at Ad Light has over 10 years of experience in glass manufacturing and our understanding of the process from procurement, design, blasting, and specialized painting results in the highest level of quality in the final products. Our sandblasting machine was imported directly from Italy and has been meticulously maintained to ensure our custom glass ADA signage are manufactured to our Ad Light standard and satisfy all ADA requirements.  It’s also an outstanding material to pair with aluminum and steel.  Check out some examples of glass ADA signage from our Solana Lucent Station project here.

 

Custom ADA Sign - Wood with Photopolymer panel

Direct printed logo on wood backer with Photopolymer ADA panel

Wood ADA Signage

Wood provides an excellent opportunity to tie in architectural elements in corridors, entries, and anywhere else you might want to bring some organic design to your space.  We have seen a major shift to using wood material in our custom ADA signage and have found several ways to help our client incorporate any species of wood into their sign systems.

Conventional sign standards like individually mounted characters are still used, but 3D printed raised characters and symbols are certainly the wave of the future for ADA signage.  Ad Light is proud to offer all methods of incorporating raised characters and symbols to any material (except water, and yes, we’ve tried).  See an excellent example of custom wood ADA from our COLAB project here and another great example can be found on our Instragram page here!

 

Metal ADA Signage

Metals such as aluminum, steel, brass, and bronze are great options in creating stunning designs that can pair with architectural features in any setting.  It is truly amazing how many different finishes can be achieved with metal.  For example, aluminum alone can come in brushed, polished, painted, or anodized – each option having countless variations to choose from.  The expert designers and consultants at Ad Light can help choose which of these design elements will best fit your project and how we can bring your branding to life with metal signage.  See some beautiful examples of metal signage used at Fremont Residences here!

 

 

Interior building ID sign at the Fremont Residences

The Fremont Residences

The Fremont Residences is located by the Anschutz Medical Campus to provide a luxury living experience for those who work on the campus or in the area. By collaborating with Weitz Construction and Tryba Architects, Ad Light Group was able to bring a sleek and thoughtful sign package to the building with both exterior branding and interior elements. Designed by Tryba Architects, the multiple residential entrances feature custom interior building ID signs named after flowering plants. The specific plants, including Cottonwood, Barberry, Phacelia and Yellowray were first classified by John Fremont during his mid-nineteenth century expeditions. The rest of the interior package was created with glass ADA signage, aluminum substrates and stainless-steel with various finishes.

Exterior address sign at Denver Water

Denver Water

Ad Light Group partnered with Mortenson Construction, Stantec (formally RNL), and Iron Horse Architects to fabricate and install signage at Denver Water’s updated headquarters. The campus was under renovation between 2016 and 2020. The overall scope included large custom wall graphics, ADA signs, wayfinding signage, and exterior identification monuments for the updated facilities. A notable part of the project was Ad Light Group’s in-house design and fabrication of a custom Denver Water history timeline. The timeline features informational panels attached to vintage water pipes and is displayed in the Three Stones building.

Exterior architectural sunscreen with vinyl address numbers at Roth Living showroom in Denver

Roth Living

Roth Living Showroom in Denver is located off South Broadway, near I-25. The high-end gallery features Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove appliances. The building’s exterior signs are illuminated to attract customers in the property’s high trafficked location. The interior features glass ADA signs backed with a custom digital print featuring Roth Living’s logo. The team also assisted with the technical installation of a custom steel sunscreen which displays the property’s address numbers created with vinyl graphics. Ad Light Group was contracted by Shaw Construction to build and install the sign package designed by Arch 11.

Vita Littleton Monument sign exterior

Vita Littleton

Sitting in Downtown Littleton is Vita, an upscale 55+ residential community. The residential community features a commercial section with a restaurant, dentist, and fitness studio. The various amenities at Vita Littleton help promote a lively and active based living environment. Ad Light Group created exterior and interior signage as well as custom lighting for the property’s entrance columns. The community’s interior scope was mostly fabricated using blasted glass for the ADA signage and internal wayfinding. Ad Light Group was contracted by Zocalo Construction to fabricate and install the project designed by Stantec.

Sova on Grant exterior lettersets and vinyl

SOVA on Grant

SOVA on Grant is a multifamily property, located on the corner of 19th and Grant Street, in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. While the property is situated in the urban atmosphere of Uptown, the branding promotes an ‘alpine meets modern’ style. Ad Light Group was contracted by McWhinney to fabricate and install the interior and exterior sign package. Our team used high-end finished materials including glass, walnut wood with etched logos, and stainless steel to build the signage. The exterior signs feature internally illuminated channel letters, unit IDs for the walk-up apartments on Grant Street, and a projecting sign. For the interior, the scope included fabrication and installation of leasing office signage, glass ADA room IDs, and unit ID signs. The sign package was beautifully designed by Arthouse Design and the Ad Light Team thoroughly enjoyed bringing the project to life.

Exterior custom metal patina monument sign Solana Olde Town Station

Solana Olde Town Station

Located conveniently near Olde Town Arvada’s RTD station is a luxury residential community called Solana Olde Town Station. In 2018, Ad Light Group was contracted by Reylenn Construction to design and build a sign package for two of their residential properties: Solana Olde Town Station and Solana Lucent. Our team was also tasked with developing a brand look for the monument signs that Solana could carry across both properties. Ad Light used a mix of materials in the sign package including glass and rusted patina steel. The exterior signage features a monument sign, parking signage, and property identification. The monument sign has a painted cabinet and custom steel bars with a rusted patina finish to match the rest of the package. On the interior, we created glass ADA signs for rooms and units. Our team also fabricated a custom double-sided glass wall which is illuminated and displayed in the leasing lobby.

Solana Lucent Station Unit ID sign

Solana Lucent Station

In 2018, Ad Light Group was contracted by Reylenn Construction to design and build a sign package for two of their residential properties: Solana Lucent Station and Solana Olde Town Station. Our team developed a brand look for the monument signs that Solana could carry across both properties. Solana Lucent is a luxury property that offers high-end amenities including a resort style pool and fitness center. The project’s scope involved exterior monuments, building signs, wayfinding, directionals, and glass ADA unit ID signs and room ID signs. Ad Light Group’s in-house design team created a sign package for the property using a mix of materials to provide a unique finish and branding for the property. The wood used in the package was also strategically stained to match the other elements of the building to provide consistency.