What Sign Shops Should Consider When Offering ADA Signage
While there are some shops that specialize in one or two specific types of signs, many offer wide varieties, including ADA-compliant and Braille signage. If your sign shop is considering adding ADA compliant signage to your list of service offerings, here are a few things you might want to consider when offering ADA signage.
Do you have the equipment necessary to make this signage?
For example, for many types of Braille signs you will likely need an engraving machine that accommodates all of the necessary tools needed to create the signage. If you do not have the equipment already, then you must also consider whether you have sufficiently budgeted for the machinery, tools software and supplies necessary, as well as the training needed to be able to sufficiently use that equipment.
What kind of training is needed to be able to make this signage?
As previously mentioned, it is not enough to just have the equipment and tools needed to make the signage—you must also have the know-how and experience. Proper training and technical support is a requirement for success in becoming an ADA signage provider. All machinery has a learning curve, and it can take some time to train employees to the point of complete comfort.
Would it be more worthwhile to seek a wholesale supplier?
If purchasing in-house equipment and getting the training necessary to create ADA signage at your business is not a realistic option, due to either logistics or finances, you might consider finding a wholesale supplier, which can be an affordable and efficient option. If you do decide to go with a wholesale supplier, you should consider the turnaround time for sign orders, pricing flexibility, ability to accommodate large or custom requests, offerings of free or purchased samples to use as sales tools and the selection of material options. You should also consider the experience of the company and its track record or providing quality signage.
Whether you choose to create ADA signage in-house or go with a wholesale supplier, it is important to stay informed about the trends in the industry and how you can provide the best possible product to your customers. For more information, contact us today at Erie Custom Signs.