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Direct Color Systems in line for U.S. ADA-compliant Braille sign printing process patent application

Written by Colin Gillman on 07 September 2016.

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Direct Color Systems (DCS) reports it has received a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 14/780,346 entitled “ADA-Compliant Braille Signage Printer and Method of Printing UV LED Curable Ink Using a Flat Bed Ink Jet Printer.” 

The Notice indicates that all of the pending claims in the patent application are allowable, directed to various aspects of Direct Color Systems’ printer and process for producing ADA-compliant Braille signs efficiently with a high degree of control over dot height and dot accuracy. The patent for this process is expected to issue in the coming months.

“The ability to digitally print ADA-compliant Braille signage has been one of the more popular applications for our UV LED printers over the past few years. From architectural signage companies and non-profit organisations to educational institutions and sign shops, the variety of those purchasing equipment for this application continues to grow,” says Blair Allen, President of Direct Color Systems. “This Notice of Allowance is another step towards receiving our patent for this process, something the entire team at DCS has worked diligently to achieve.”

With the DCS line of UV LED printers, users have the option of either first-surface or second-surface graphics when creating raised-texture signage on acrylic substrates. 

DCS says standard 6" x 8" signs can be output in less than 4 minutes, with a full digitally printed background, raised letters and Braille dots.


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