Museum Signage Systems
-Add signage to your Lines.
-Let visitors know Important health information, membership options, or give them directions to some favorite locations around your facility.
The Q-cord signage options include the easy to use double sided snap frame option which is all inclusive ready to go. Just open the four sides of the frame insert your sign then snap the sides closed. There are also vertical and 60 degree signage caps that are used with sign holders that are sold separately** and come in four options.The MS-1185SP has the end strips on the 11" sides and the MS-8511SP has the end strips on the 8.5" sides. The MS-1185SP can be used in both landscape and portrait positions using the set screw on the info stand. The MS-8511SP should only be used in the landscape position as it will be off center if used in the portrait position.Hand Sanitizer Cap provides a convenient and durable way for you to mount your favorite hand sanitizer dispenser onto the top of your existing Q-Cord barriers. Add one at the start of your queue and wherever you would like visitors to have to ability to sanitize their hands. Includes 4x6 Label holder for displaying your message.
Signage plates are an essential piece of gallery equipment. We produce a large variety of sizes because we know your needs vary from small and discreet to large and expansive. Signage plates are used in such a broad variety of applications that it is difficult to explain how useful they are. We have designed these to be as easy to use as possible while still being beautiful.
We start with aluminum extrusion produced in the USA by a family owned company. Our extrusion is designed to be modular so that we can adjust sizing to fit a wide variety of applications. We assemble the extrusions in our New Jersey manufacturing facility and trim them to precision length. We insert a plastic cover that is textured with a specially formulated ADA compliant anti-reflective coating, this coating improves readability of the graphics panels. Next, we add our unique end strips that are designed to capture and conceal the edge of the plastic slipcover to enhance it appearance and keep the entire package concise.
When you receive your graphics panel you will need to remove one end strip to free the plastic. Next peel the protective film from the plastic cover. Put the Signage plate onto your choice of stand, we suggest a few below. Insert graphics printed on paper under the plastic cover and reinstall the end strip.
-Use the Q-cord Signage adaptor caps to utilize barriers as your signage posts. We offer Vertical, Vertical Double sided, and Angled at 60 degrees.
Or Pair the Signage plates with some of our other options below.
-Use our wall bracket to flush mount the Sign on a flat surface near the artifact such as a wall, riser, or pedestal.
-Pair a Signage plate with one of our tabletop brackets and place them on a variety of surfaces such as a desk or table, inside a display case, on a pedestal, on a riser, or on the floor.
-Use signage plates on top of 16” or 24” tall art stanchions to create a knee-high interpretive surface that is great for all ages and does not distract from paintings, sculpture and traveling exhibits.
-Place Signage plates on our waist height Info Stands to create beautiful graphics displays. Perfect for historic house explanations, historic recreation rooms, large exhibits, aquariums and many more uses.
-Do you have a Custom height request, or do you need info stands in a different color? Let us know, we custom build thousands of items every year.
*The most common graphic surface utilized in these signs is printed paper, however we have many clients who chose to vinyl wrap the plastic or replace the plastic with 1MM Sintra for exterior applications. All these options create beautiful and reusable signs that will last for years. If you need any help sourcing an alternative sign material let us know.
*Sometimes the silver coloration of the anodized aluminum is not right for you. We offer Powder coating to custom color the Sign frames to your specifications. Contact us for more details.
*You will need a stand for these to work effectively. We sell these pieces Al-cart because we offer such a huge variety that it is nearly impossible to predict what an institution might require.
MS-A8511SP - 8.5"H x 11" Signage Plate
MS-A1185SP - 11"H x 8.5" Signage Plate
MS-A1114SP - 11"H x 14" Signage Plate
MS-A1117SP - 11"H x 17" Signage Plate
Museum Display and Queue Barriers
Museum barriers are typically used to queue and control visitors throughout a museum or institution. Taller barriers are usually used for directing foot traffic in a particular path or direction. Shorter barriers can be used for surrounding items such as works of art to keep visitors from touching or getting too close. There are a number of barrier options that can be used, such as belts or ropes, but most museums prefer the more refined sophisticated approach of a straight cord. This gives a nice clean look that does not distract from the object being viewed. Museum barriers should also adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. The belt or cord on a typical barrier is too high. According to the ADA, the cord or belt must be cane detectable and located within 27 inches off of the finished floor or ground.
The new Q-Cord Retractable Barrier is made by 10-31 Inc., which is one meter(39.375") high and has two retractable cords. The lower cord is half a meter(19.75”) off of the ground to be ADA compliant.
Below is the info from the ADA website:
From 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design2
307 Protruding Objects
307.1 General. Protruding objects shall comply with 307.
307.2 Protrusion Limits. Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (685 mm) and not more than 80 inches (2030 mm) above the finish floor or ground shall protrude 4 inches (100 mm) maximum horizontally into the circulation path.
EXCEPTION: Handrails shall be permitted to protrude 4 1/2 inches (115 mm) maximum.
Advisory 307.2 Protrusion Limits. When a cane is used and the element is in the detectable range, it gives a person sufficient time to detect the element with the cane before there is body contact. Elements located on circulation paths, including operable elements, must comply with requirements for protruding objects. For example, awnings and their supporting structures cannot reduce the minimum required vertical clearance. Similarly, casement windows, when open, cannot encroach more than 4 inches (100 mm) into circulation paths above 27 inches (685 mm).
The groove that holds the acrylic is 0.090 (90 thousandths) deep and the standard acrylic we are using is 0.065 (65 thousandths) thick. This leaves 0.025 (25 thousandths) for paper, standard paper is 0.004 (4 thousandths) thick. Typically, I suggest 100 LB text paper because it’s a good all-around thickness and its readily available. If you want something thicker or want to use textured paper stocks, the thickest paper we recommend is 10 pt cover. Photo paper is always a good option as the print fidelity can be improved.
Standard print media used for these panels is simple printer paper and it generally returns favorable results. Sign Media can be made in a variety of other ways such as direct print on 0.06 (1mm) thick Sintra instead of using the acrylic. Vinyl wrap over 0.06 or 0.08 Dibond panel (ACM) or the acrylic panel supplied.
If you need help printing your graphics or have a special situation that requires something unique, please let us know.