Harper Campus depends on Quantum Sign Corp to show the way.
Quantum Custom Channel Signs will Identify your business with power! For the last couple years Harper College has trusted Quantum to showcase their buildings and campus. Not only in helping students and visitors in finding their way, but in making the Campus light up at night.
With the following services on Campus, we help Harper College look great:
2. Channel Letter
6. Wall Signs
7. ADA Signage
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QUANTUM SIGN WILL POINT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
A directional or Wayfinding sign must be perfectly designed to be clear, concise and accurate insuring your customers know how to get from point A to Z (and all potential points in between).
Our artists will work with you until you are completely satisﬁed with your custom design to insure your clients stay on the right path.
Wayfinding programs can seem overwhelming. With so many components to consider, including destinations, routes, materials, ADA code, architecture, branding, and technology… many ask, “Where do we begin?” The most important aspects in any wayfinding project can be boiled down to three things: architecture, branding, and the people. That’s it. Everything else fits into one of those buckets.
One of the first things people recognize when approaching their destination will probably be its architectural features. Even if it’s an open outdoor space, there is probably something of a ‘Gateway’ feature, beacon, or landmark that confirms you have arrived. Once you’re inside the space, the design of pathways, visibility of vertical circulation such as stairs or elevators and long sight-lines all assist in the visitor’s ability to navigate the space. Floor and wall finishes, lighting, and technology integrations can also be helpful in creating a sense of ‘go this way’ or ‘nothing here to see’ feeling. Ceiling heights, intersections, sight-lines and are all considerations for where information is placed, what it looks like, and how people will interact with it.
Wayfinding is an extension of the brand by incorporating typography, color, and other branding attributes. In crowded cities, the exterior branding is especially important to clearly mark building boundaries or increase usage of a specific are of the space by drawing more attention to it. Well integrated branding helps the visitor to confirm they are in the right location and creates recognition of brand through consistency. Use of branding in Place making offers the opportunity to adapt the brand into a playful and imaginative manner, creating a unique interaction with the visitor and the brand.
The people that use the space are the focus of any wayfinding system. Their journey begins before they arrive at a sign. It most likely begins at home when they receive an invitation to an event, book travel itineraries, or makes a doctor’s appointment. They may use a website, their smart phone, or call a customer service line to get directions and plan their journey. Architecture and branding will be the first thing that greets them as they approach the destination. Only then do signs, static or digital depending on the variability of the content, provide them with directions on which way to go.
Information can be communicated in many different ways, including print, signs, or digital tools, but by understanding the environment they will be navigating, the needs of your audiences, and what formats will best communicate the information, the wayfinding strategy and design solution will be unique to the location and effective for its visitors.
So again we ask, “Where do we begin?” First, understand whom the visitors are and what types of tools they will need to plan on getting to the location. From there, building a system that is consistent in brand, nomenclature, and strategically placed information within the architecture, supported by printed materials, and digital resources will help them get to their destination.
Are you compliant?? Read what www.ada.gov has to say..
The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act of 1990 was designed to make public buildings and businesses accessible for individuals with physical disabilities and prevent discrimination against the physically challenged. Although the guidelines were comprehensive, the law created many confusions when it came to ADA signage.
On July 15, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a Final Rule revising the ADA title II and III regulations to implement the requirements of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2016, and will take effect 60 days after publication, on October 11, 2016. Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act to make a number of significant changes to the meaning and interpretation of the ADA definition of “disability” to ensure that the definition of disability would be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis.
It is very important that as a business owner, you understand and comply with the new regulations.
1. Interior and Exterior signage that identify permanent rooms and spaces. Examples include restrooms, floor numbers, room numbers or letters and room names.
2. Directional and informational signs relating to interior spaces and facilities. These could be signs giving directions to specific rooms or spaces.
3. Signs for means of egress. This includes exit signs, areas of refuge and directional signs when relating to exits.
4. Parking signs with the exception of lots with 4 or fewer spaces or residential parking.
5. A sign as it relates to indicating the nearest entrance.
6. Signs that clearly identify elevators.
7. Signs identifying the location of the nearest toilet or restrooms.
8. Directional or informational signs relating to telecommunications devices for the deaf or hard of hearing.
9. Informing patrons of assisted listening areas like at ticket windows.
10. At locations where more than one check-out isle is available.
11. Directional or informational signs when relating to amusement rides.
To see current ADA Regulations:
You might find the guidelines to be overwhelming and you might be wondering if they apply to you. It is important to note that most of these new guidelines apply to businesses that provide goods or services to the public (also known as public accommodations). These types of businesses would include restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care centers.
Religious buildings and private clubs are exempt from the ADA guidelines.
If your business does fall into the category of public accommodations, it is a good idea to look into the new ADA guidelines in closer detail. Some of the regulations may not apply, but if they do and you don’t make the necessary changes, there could be costly repercussions. The ADA states, “The Department of Justice may file lawsuits in federal court to enforce the ADA, and courts may order compensatory damages and back pay to remedy discrimination if the Department prevails. Under Title III, the Dept. of Justice may also obtain civil penalties of up to $55,000 for the first violation and $110,000 for any subsequent violation.”
For more information on the new regulations, visit www.ada.gov.
Interior signage is the key to communicating with and presenting an effective wayfinding plan to guide visitors and staff throughout your facility. Quantum Sign Corp offers the broadest portfolio of interior architectural signage solutions to help you manage traffic, communicate messages and promote your brand. Our standard offering of 140 paint finishes and simulated woodgrain, marble, natural fiber and stone finishes help designers create an interior signage solution that is as unique as any project or any facility, no matter what the client’s brand or environmental needs require from digital solutions to ADA-Ready™ systems to signage that helps you achieve your green goals, Quantum can tailor a signage program to your exact needs. In addition to indoor signs, Quantum can provide modular and custom exterior signage solutions to complement the indoor signs for your facility as well as donor recognition signage solutions.
Nothing leaves a greater impression on your customers and employees as a custom made indoor sign of your corporate logo proudly displayed in your reception area, lobby, or conference room. They set the tone for your corporate style and are often the first thing someone sees when they walk through the doors. They are functional as well as stylish and include:
Give us a call at (630) 466-0372 to speak with our sign consultants to help with your signage needs or submit a FREE Interior Sign Quote.
We are happy to help you over the phone or, if needed, visit your location for an on-site evaluation. The finest quality material and workmanship, expert, speedy sign installation, and 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed!
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