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Overview

Highest Quality

Gemini’s ADA and wayfinding plaques are made from solid metal in order to provide a superior product that will not chip or crack and are designed and manufactured to meet ADA requirements.

  • Aluminum, bronze, or brass

  • All-metal, one-piece construction

  • No chipping, cracking, or loose beads

  • Custom shapes and full-color capability

  • Gemini Lifetime Guarantee

More Metals, More Colors

Pair an aluminum, bronze, or brass base with standard and custom painted colors, or UV printed images for the surfaces of your plaques. All plaques are UV-stable, exterior-grade.

A Beautiful Form

Our patent-pending ADA process does not use loose beads for Braille nor rely on imperfect, non-compliant castings. The result is a breathtaking example of how ADA-compliant signs don’t have to be a distraction from a project’s overall beauty but instead can enhance it.

ADA Men plaque

Lifetime Guarantee

We have stringent in-house laboratory testing processes for all metals and paints. Our finishes have withstood thousands of hours of exposure to salt, fog, moisture, heat cycles, and UV light, so we can confidently say they’ll last a lifetime.

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Our Authorized Partners can sign in to their Partner Portal and use TrueQuote to get an instant quote. If you’re not a partner, you can visit our partner locator page to get in touch with a Gemini partner near you.

Gemini has always exceeded my expectations. Quality is outstanding. Customer service outstanding. A great partnership.

Options

Plaques and Frame Styles

Beveled edge plaque frame

Frame Size:
3″x9″, 3″x11″, 4″x5″, 5″x5″, 5″x7″, 5″x9″, 5″x11″, 7″x7″, 7″x9″, 7″x11″, 7″x13″, 9″x9″, 11″x13″, 13″x13″

Engraving Plate Size:
2″x8″, 2″x10″, 3″x4″, 4″x4″, 4″x6″, 4″x8″, 4″x10″, 6″x6″, 6″x8″, 6″x10″, 6″x12″, 8″x8″, 10″x12″, 12″x12″

cast aluminum plaque blank

Outside Dimension:
3″x9″, 4″/6″, 6″x8″, 8″x10″

Plate Area:
2″x8″, 3″x5″, 5″x7″, 7″x9″

Basic Signage

Raised brushed aluminum copy, black STIPPLE background

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, PRINTED BRAILLE WITH PAINTED BACKGROUND

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.

Full Color aluminum

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.

Custom ADA Plaques

UV Printing

Resources

Resource List

Installation

Getting Started

For more information on installation instructions and videos, product drawings and information on mounting patterns, visit the Installation page.

Mount Types

Blind Stud mount

Back of plaque is drilled and tapped to receive threaded studs. Studs are pressed into pre-drilled wall holes and secured with adhesive and/or anchors – based on the wall type and letter weight. Studs can be aligned in-line for brick or block mortar upon request. View drawing

solid wall

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

hollow wall

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 mount

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

garden stake

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″.

post mount

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. View drawing