All of our ADA/wayfinding plaques are designed and manufactured to meet ADA requirements, and made from solid metal in order to provide a superior product that will not chip or crack.
You can choose from base metal, painted colors or up to 1200 dpi photographic images for the surfaces of your plaques. All plaques are UV-stable, exterior-grade.
Our patent-pending ADA process does not use loose beads for Braille, nor rely on imperfect, noncompliant castings. The result is a breathtaking example of how ADA-compliant signs in the form of a precision-tooled Gemini plaque don’t have to be a distraction from a project’s overall beauty, but instead can enhance it.
We have a stringent in-house laboratory testing processes for all metals and paints. Our finishes have withstood thousands of hours’ exposure to salt fog, moisture, heat cycles, and UV light so we can confidently say they’ll last a lifetime.
Standard thin gauge wayfinding plaques feature raised brushed copy in the metal of your choice: aluminum, brass or bronze. Background colours can be chosen from any of Gemini’s standard paint colours (darker background colours produce superior results). Choose from any of our standard plaque background textures:stipple or sand
Painted copy, thin gauge wayfinding plaques are one-piece aluminum construction with raised painted copy against a painted background. Both colors can be chosen from any of Gemini’s standard paint colors (darker background colors produce superior results). Pricing includes one raised copy color and one background color. Choose from any of our standard plaque background textures: stipple or sand
Why settle for mediocre when you can have the best? These all-metal ADA plaques have your 1200 dpi full-color image as the background for any ADA / wayfinding application. The raised painted copy can be virtually any color, but colors should provide sufficient contrast to meet ADA regulations for visibility. These high-end plaques come with a vandal-resistant powdercoat that protects the image and the copy. Gemini warrants these products for interior use, although they will last under most moderate weathering conditions.
For use in wayfinding where Braille or raised copy is not required, these panels have your 1200 dpi full-color image printed on Lexan, aluminum, brass, bronze or stainless steel — simply choose your material, thickness and shape, and supply a high-quality image. These high-end panels come with a vandal-resistant clear coat that protects the image. Gemini warrants these products for interior use, although they will last under most moderate weathering conditions.
Gemini guarantees all of its exterior rated products for life.
Our Flat Aluminum Letters and Plaques contain 20% recycled materials and 100% of our internally generated scrap is recycled.
Flat Cut Bronze Letters & Plaques contain 60-75% recycled materials and 100% of the internally generated scrap is recycled.
Our Flat Brass Letters & Plaques contain 60-75% recycled materials and 100% of our internally generated scrap is recycled.
Architectural Specifications for ADA/Wayfinding Metal Plaques.
Architectural Specifications for Gemini Full-Color Giclée panel plaques.
Architectural Specifications for Gemini metal plaques.
Specification guide for Gemini metal plaques
Wayfinding plaques maintenance guide.
Machine screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are either bonded into wall holes with adhesive or a combination of adhesives and anchors – based on wall and plaque size and weight. (view drawing)
Machine screws with toggle, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are then tightened to expand toggle in a hollow wall cavity. (view drawing)
Wood screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are screwed into a wooden wall surface or bonded with adhesive to further secure. (view drawing)
Machine screws are inserted through 5/16”-thick black anodized stakes into the back of the plaque. Maximum plaque size is 12” x 8” for one stake or 20” x 8” for two stakes. Available in heights of 24”, 36” and 48”. (view larger image)
Black painted aluminum brackets are attached to the back of the plaque with machine screws. An aluminum square post bolts into the bracket at a 45˚ or 90˚ angle. Plaques over 24” wide require two posts. Posts are available in heights of 6’ or 8’. A 1”-wide post is recommended for plaques up to 250 square inches, 1-1/2” for plaques up to 450 square inches, and 2” for plaques up to 720 square inches.
Stud Mounted letters are installed with Mounting Patterns.