New Collaboration Offers Easy, Cost-Effective ADA-Compliant Braille Sign Printing Capabilities
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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2019

New Collaboration Offers Easy, Cost-Effective ADA-Compliant Braille Sign Printing Capabilities

Las Vegas – At 2019 ISA Sign Expo®, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announces a collaboration program with Direct Color Systems® (DCS), a leading manufacturer of small-format UV-LED inkjet printers. The collaboration will combine Avery Dennison’s films with DCS’s patented printing process to enable customers to quickly and economically create braille signage that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Today, when it comes to producing ADA-compliant braille signs, customers either go through a complicated and costly engraving process or have to purchase a limited range of expensive rigid substrates that may present printing and durability challenges over time,” said Paul Roba, OEM Relationships Manager, Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions. “This new collaboration between Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions and DCS will enable more customers to experience the leading durability and cost-effectiveness of Avery Dennison films, a solution previously unavailable to these applications. Ultimately, the result will benefit the blind who read braille and help those who are visually impaired more easily read important information by touch.”

The versatile Direct Jet 1800z, 7200z, and the new 1800BG Braille and Graphics UV LED printers from DCS—typically used for two-dimensional output but which can also handle three-dimensional printing—can be used to create ADA-compliant braille signage on a variety of substrates. DCS manufactures braille sign printers that offer customers the unprecedented option of either first-surface or second-surface graphics when creating raised-texture signage on acrylic substrates. Standard 6" x 8" signs can be output in fewer than four minutes, with a full digitally printed background, raised letters and braille dots.

“Our collaboration program with Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions will greatly widen the capabilities of our patented printing process and offer customers a new and cost-effective way to create signage compliant with federal ADA guidelines,” said Blair Allen, president of DCS. “I look forward to launching our first solutions together soon. Through this relationship, we believe we will deliver the most innovative sign-printing solution on the market today.”

Both Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions and DCS are exhibiting at 2019 ISA Sign Expo® in Las Vegas, starting April 24, 2019, in booths 1535 and 2425, respectively. To learn more, visit

https://graphics.averydennison.com or

https://www.directcolorsystems.com/

About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

About Direct Color Systems®
Direct Color Systems® (DCS) engineers, manufactures and markets small and mid-format UV LED printers that utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver rich, full-color images directly onto rigid and flexible substrates. Combined with solvent and thermal ribbon printers with related printing supplies, including software, inks, substrates and accessories, DCS offers unique benefits for the signage, ad specialty, manufacturing, name badge, labeling and awards industries. Known for pushing the industry forward, Direct Color Systems has brought to market advanced UV LED printing features and applications like this patented ADA/Braille signage printing process, cylindrical and conical printing with the EasyCyl, a complete bulk white ink circulation system, TEXTUR3D™, conductive ink/additive manufacturing printing, and many more.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions
Mentor, Ohio
Website URL: www.averydennison.com

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