Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet

FAQ

GREEN DOT SIGN® FAQ

You’ve come to the right place for quick answers to commonly asked questions.  For detailed ADA braille sign requirements go to the “Resources” drop down menu.  If you have questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

DOLLARS & CENTS

Signage FAQ

Yes, all quick ship ADA office signs from our online sign shop and Amazon sign orders include free shipping.

Any custom signage over 12 inches incurs shipping charges. We include shipping estimates on signage package quotes so that there are no surprises.

We ship from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Pricing of quick ship ADA signs in our online sign shop decreases as you order more office signs.  A volume discount is automatically applied in your shopping cart.

We work hard to make every order impeccable, but nobody’s perfect. If your sign is not quite right, we’ll provide a remake or refund right away.

ADA & WAYFINDING SIGNS

Yes, most of our clients order fully custom wood signage.  Beyond ADA braille, office, wayfinding and architectural signs we love making custom signs for building directories, business branding and more.

Custom signs can include varied texts, logos, stains, woods, shapes, edge profiles, reclaimed materials or decorative elements. For more custom sign design information go to our Custom Signs page.

Green Dot Sign® samples are available.

FULLY CUSTOM SIGNAGE

Whether using your logo, Pantone color or a custom paint we want to make sure your unique signage is just right.

Custom sign samples generally cost between $100 and $750, with the most common amount being $250. These costs defray the labor and material involved in producing any custom product. Half of the sample invoice is taken off of your production order. This way, you can see your exact sign and get to know our team before committing to production volume orders.

Yes, from grade 2 braille and ADA compliant fonts to proper spacing our ADA signs meet federal signage requirements.

We are ADA signage experts and have an in-depth understanding of sign content and installation regulations.  For easy to understand requirements information review our ADA Sign Requirement FAQs.

Just go to our Sign Specifications page. Downloadable interior and exterior signage product data sheets, a CSI 3-Part Specification, sign BIM drawings and third-party sustainability certifications provide all the information you need to specify sustainable signage.  Simply copy, paste and edit from these architect-approved documents to fit the needs of your building project.

Yes, we often work with other sign companies to deliver sustainable wholesale ADA and office signage.

To determine if a partnership if right, please go to our Wholesale ADA Signs page and complete the short application.

If you can hang a traditional office sign, you can hang a Green Dot Sign®.  Many clients choose foam tape, in which case your signs arrive with double sided foam tape pre-applied.  To install, simply remove tape backers, apply a small circle of silicone and mount your sign to the wall.

For a sturdier sign installation or highly textured surfaces, choose wood or metal studs.  While this sign mounting method requires drilling holes in your wall, it is more secure.

Very high bond (VHB) is also available, however, it does not work for all wood sealing types.

 

PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

While most handymen or construction crews are more than capable of installing a signage system, sometimes there is value in using a professional sign installation company.

If you want to hire a professional sign installer, feel free to contact us for suggestions. If you want to contract a sign installation company directly, we recommend searching the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) Directory or the 3M Certified Installers Database.

ADA SIGN HEIGHT

To ensure federal sign mounting height and location requirements are met, share our ADA Sign Installation Tips with your team.

SUSTAINABLE SIGNAGE

Well Signage System Declare LabelMost of our signs are made of a wood sign base and non-toxic additive manufacturing material for lettering, braille and pictograms. We use real wood because it is strong, renewable, biodegradable and stores carbon.  Compare this approach to traditional ADA office signs, which use fossil-fuel derived, non-biodegradable plastics.

Our quick ship signs are made of FSC 100% certified aspen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the UP).  We also stock FSC mix baltic birch plywood for an economical alternative to solid woods.

Visit our Sustainable Signs page to learn more about our unique product.

Yes, we can provide your work group a virtual eco-friendly signage and ADA sign requirements overview.  A 15 to 60 minute session helps your team discuss sustainable signs with clients and may keep your signage designs from joining the 50% of ADA sign packages that are not compliant.

Please reach out two weeks or more in advance to schedule. As a token of appreciation we’ll plant one tree per attendee through One Tree Planted.

Yes, as a permanently installed product, our ADA signs and office signs can contribute to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) building certification credits and International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge (LBC) projects.

Our primary signage line uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 100% aspen and has a Red List Approved Declare label.  Additionally, we offer an end-of-life cycle sign take-back and recycling program.

Go to our Sustainable Signs page to learn more about how our eco-friendly signage can contribute to your next green building project.  

In certified WELL Building Standard projects signage is a powerful tool for promoting human health and well-being. ADA, wayfinding and educational signs can contribute to multiple WELL standard concept preconditions and optimizations.  Additionally, our Red List Approved Declare label signage meets Materials concept requirements.

Go to our WELL Building Standard Signage Guide for more on the role of signs in the WELL projects and how a thoughtful sign system can enhance building occupants’ experience.