Acrylic Letters Specifications

Acrylic Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install acrylic letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Impact-modified extruded acrylic)
A. Gemini manufactures its own High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which offers good rigidity & tensile strength. It is resistant to
chemicals & corrosion and has UV inhibitors to help prevent colors from fading.
2.3 Gemini’s own Extruded sheets of acrylic range from 1/8”, 3/16”, 3/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” thick)
A. Laser cutting has an inside diameter of .030”. The laser beam used to cut our acrylic letters and logos is actually .010”, but a slight
radius is given to the inside corners of letters to prevent cracking.
B. Router cutting produces a larger radius with a.125” diameter bi.
C. Computerized vector files need to be imported and then cleaned to properly cut a good letter. The degree of cleaning is more critical with a laser as the inside diameter will be .030”.
D. The largest piece we can cut is 48” x 96” in a single piece. Larger shapes can be cut in two pieces. Smaller letters under 24” can
be cut out of 1/8” & 3/16” thick material. Larger letters require a thicker gauge.
E. Acrylic letters and logos are cut in gauges up to 1/2” thick in over 32 different colors
F. 1000-watt lasers polish the edge return of all letters and logos as they cut through the material, providing a superior finish.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Acrylic letters have plain, stud, pad, combination, or combination all for mounting options.
B. All standard formed plastic letters use 3/16” aluminum studs
2.5 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of acrylic.
B. Letter shall be _______________ letterstyle and shall be _______ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations is/is not required for mounting on a
____________ surface
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install acrylic plastic letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Cast Metal Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install cast letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Metal Alloys)
A. Aluminum – 319 Alloy/514 Alloy
B. Bronze – NAVY G – no-lead bronze
2.3 Finishes
A. Aluminum
1. Natural Satin faces, bead-blasted returns, clear acrylic polyurethane powder-coated, baked.
2. Baked Enamel, bead-blasted returns, #319 aluminum alloy, baked.
3. Clear Anodized, bead-blasted returns, #514 Alloy.
4. Gold anodized, bead-blasted returns, #514 Alloy.
5. Medium bronze anodized, sanded return, #514 Alloy.
6. Dark bronze anodized, sanded return, #514 Alloy.
7. Black anodized, sanded return, #514 Alloy.
B. Bronze
1. Natural satin faces, bead-blasted returns, sprayed with 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, NAVY G 88-0-4 lead- and
mercury-free bronze alloy, baked.
2. Polished, US9 Finish, hand-polished face, bead-blasted return, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, NAVY G 88-04 lead- and mercury-free bronze alloy, baked.
3. Oxidized, NAVY G 88-0-4 lead- and mercury-free bronze alloy, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, US10B
finish, baked.
4. Green Patina, varies from letter to letter, not uniform.
2.3 Mounting Hardware
A. Cast metal letters have threaded stud bosses or are drilled & tapped for stud insertion.
B. All aluminum letters under 18” use aluminum studs, type based on stroke and thickness.
C. All other letters use stainless steel studs.
2.4 Manufacture
A. Cast metal letters shall be made of________________________.
B. Letter shall be __________________ letter style and shall be ___________ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Finish shall be________________________.
D. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations
is/is not required for mounting on a ____________ surface
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install cast letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Etched Plaques Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish plaques and hardware necessary to install metal plaques shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.3 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing plaques.
B. All plaques to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 877-877-2922 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-627-8547 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.geminiplaques.com
2.2 Materials (metal)
A. Stainless Steel (Alloy C304; Optional Alloy 316)
B. Bronze (Alloy C22000)
C. Brass (Naval Brass Alloy C46400, 60% Copper, 39.25% Zinc & .75% Tin. Muntz is also available))
D. Copper (Alloy C11000)
2.3 Process
1. The maximum size for an Etched Plaque is 36" x 72" except for Copper, which has a maximum size is 40" x 60".
2. Plaques are available in four thicknesses: 1/16", 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4".
3. Edges — Square Edge is standard; Bevel Edge is also available.
4. Copy — Recessed copy and graphics are standard; Raised copy and graphics are also available.
5. Polished — Polishing, multi-color paint fill and thicker materials are available. Not all plaques may be polished.
6. Photographs & Line art — Halftone Photographs & Complex Line Art are available
7. Plaques are clear-coated and oven-baked with a two-part hardened seal of clear acrylic polyurethane. (Stainless Steel
plaques are left with no coating.)
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Hardware and instructions are provided for several mounting methods, including Blind Mount, Stud Boss Mount, Double
Face Tape and Screw Mount. Etched Plaques 1/4" or thicker can be drilled and tapped for a stud mount. Thinner plaques can
have corner holes drilled for mounting
2.5 Manufacture
A. Plaques shall be made of either Stainless Steel (Alloy C304; Optional Alloy 3116), Bronze (Alloy C22000), Brass
(Naval Brass Alloy C46400) or Copper (Alloy C11000).
B. Plaques shall use ___________ letterstyle with letters that are ____ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install plaques.
3.2 Warranty
A. Plaques should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Fabricated Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install fabricated letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (metal)
A. High-Grade Stainless Steel Alloy #304
B. Titanium-Coated Stainless Steel Alloy #304
C. Stainless Steel Alloy #316 (marine grade)
2.3 Process
1. Fabricated letters are between.080” to .125” thick with returns typically .063” thick.
2. Precision-guided lasers, routers or jigsaws cut letters, logos or shapes.
3. Letter returns are cut to size based on the desired letter depth and bent to the contour of the laser cut faces to
produce a hollow-backed letter with 90º angle edges and hand-soldered using a lead-free silver solder.
4. Tests on our welds indicate the ability to withstand temperatures below -40ºF and exceeding 350ºF.
5. All fabricated products are either buffed, stroked or painted per specification.
6. The edge of all face on letters and logos have thin lines of exposed stainless steel that will be buffed smooth on
polished letters, or stroke sanded on satin letters to maintain consistency in appearance.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Brackets are soldered on the inside of the letters to receive threaded studs.
B. All standard fabricated letters use 3/16” aluminum studs
2.5 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of either stainless steel Alloy #304 or Alloy #316. Alloy #304 may also be coated with a
thin layer of titanium.
B. Letter shall be ________________ letterstyle and shall be ______ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations is/is not
required for mounting on a ____________ surface
2.6 Backlit Fabricated with LEDs
A. Mounting must be Lexan Back with Removable can.
1. Minimum 1-1/2" deep cans (up to 23" high)
2. Minimum 2-1/2" deep cans (23"+ high)
B. Inside of cans to be primed and painted Gloss White.
C. Lexan back fabrication.
1. Lexan backs to be laser cut to fit within back of letter - recessed approx. 1/4"
a. Up to 24" high letters - .118 thick Clear Lexan.
b. 24" high and up - .236 thick Clear Lexan.
2. Lexan backs are secured to cans with custom L-brackets and Stainless Steel Machine screws.
3. Power Supply wire hole to be drilled through Lexan backs - 1/4" diameter.
D. LED Mounting
1. LED to be positioned on Lexan back for proper halo lighting.
2. LEDs to be secured to inside of Lexan backs with LED Mfg. Doulbe Face Tape.
3. Every other module to be additionally secured to Lexan back using custom plastic brackets.
4. End LED module wires to be capped with end cap.
E. Wiring
1. All wiring components are to be UL approved components.
2. Power Supply wire to be run through Lexan back hole and secured to first module with UL approved wire nuts.
3. All wiring to be performed by a licensed electrical contractor.
4. LEDs to be powered by 12V power supply in accordance with LED mfg. requirements.
F. Hardware
1. Letters to stand off from wall to achieve desired halo effect.
2. Stainless Steel studs provided - thread into custom mounting brackets - through Lexan back.
a. 6" up to 24" high letters - 10/24 Stainless Steel studs.
b. 24" high and larger - 1/4-20 Stainless Steel studs.
3. Spacer sleeves provided - length per stand-off requirements.
4. Can attachment, Pan head screws provided and painted same color as outside can.
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install fabricated letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Flat Cut Metal Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install flat cut out (FCO) letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Metal Alloys)
A. Aluminum - 5052 Alloy/5083 Alloy
B. Bronze – 220 Commercial Alloy
C. Brass – No Lead C46400 NAVAL Brass Alloy
D. Copper – C1100 Alloy
E. Stainless Steel – C304 Alloy/316 Alloy
F. Cor-Ten™ Steel
2.3 Finishes
A. Aluminum
1. Natural Satin faces, bead-blasted returns, powder-coated with acrylic polyurethane clear coat, baked.
2. Baked Enamel, bead-blasted returns, sprayed with acrylic polyurethane, baked.
3. Clear Anodized, bead-blasted returns, meets A43 Aluminum Architectural grade anodized finish.
4. Gold anodized, bead-blasted returns, meets A43 Aluminum Architectural grade anodized finish.
5. Medium bronze anodized, sanded return, meets A43 Aluminum Architectural grade anodized finish.
6. Dark bronze anodized, sanded return, meets A43 Aluminum Architectural grade anodized finish.
7. Black anodized, sanded return, meets A43 Aluminum Architectural grade anodized finish.
8. Polished #8, bead-blasted returns, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat.
B. Bronze/Brass/Copper
1. Natural satin stroke sanded face, bead-blasted return, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, baked.
2. Polished, US9 Finish, hand-polished face, bead-blasted return, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, baked.
3. Oxidized, NAVY G 88-0-4 lead and mercury free bronze alloy, 2-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, US10B finish.
4. Green Patina, accelerated oxidation, varies from letter to letter, not uniform.
C. Stainless Steel
1. Natural satin, no clear coat.
2. Polished, no clear coat.
D. Cor-Ten™
1. Natural rust
Note: Gemini Flat Cut Metal Letters do not have polished returns.
2.3 Mounting Hardware
A. FCO metal letters are drilled & tapped for stud insertion. Letters 1/8" thick are plain or have threaded stud bosses
B. All aluminum letters use aluminum studs, type based on stroke and thickness. 10/24 is standard.
C. All other letters use stainless steel studs.
2.4 Fabrication
A. Letters shall be made of________________________.
B. Letter shall be __________________ letter style and shall be ___________ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Finish shall be________________________.
D. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations
is/is not required for mounting on a ____________ surface.
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install FCO letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Formed Plastic Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install formed plastic letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Wood and cotton-based plastic)
A. Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (C.A.B.)
2.3 CAB has the following specific characteristics (sheet used for formed letters is approximately .143” thick)
1. A specific heat of about 0.35.
2. A heat of combustion of approximately 10,400 BTU per pound (2.42 x 107 J/Kg).
3. An auto-ignition temperature of about 880° F (470°C).
4. UL94 Flame Class: 94HB
5. Burn rates for sheet, as determined in testing under ASTM Test Method D 635:
• Approximately 1.0 in/min (2.6 cm/min) for .125” (3.18 mm) thick material.
• Approximately 0.8 in/min (2.1 cm/min) for .150” (3.81 mm) thick material.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Formed plastic letters have plain, flange, stud, pad, combination, combination all, outside bracket, wire, foam-filled (Max. 9”) or free-standing for
mounting options.
B. All standard formed plastic letters use 3/16” aluminum studs
2.4 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of cellulose acetate butyrate.
B. Letter shall be __________________ letterstyle and shall be ___________ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations is/is not required for mounting on a ____________
surface
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install formed plastic letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Channel Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters necessary to install Channel plastic letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (plastic)
A. Artek® a recyclable, patent-pending polymer.
2.3 Artek has the following specific characteristics (injection-molded Channel Letters have a wall thickness of .150”)
1. Artek is an engineering grade performance polymer.
2. Impact tests from -31° F to 187° F.
3. Arcing/Corrosion Resistant:
a. Non-conductive Artek eliminates arcing in neon installations
b. Neon tubes may be placed 1/8” from side return without arcing to can
c. Resistant to salts, acids and oils
d. UL and CSA recognized components
4. Gemini Channel Letters meet or exceed the following specifications: UL 48 for electric signs, UL 746c for weatherability and
UL94v-0 certification.
5. Letters are available in two fonts, Helvetica & Times Bold, in heights ranging from 9” to 24”. All letters are 5” deep. Both have
injection-molded Edge Glow faces available for a guaranteed fit.
6. Letters come as standard pre-primed white cans and can be painted in any standard Gemini color or custom-matched.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Gemini recommends mounting channel letters with either a raceway or bottom rail mounting system. Letters can also be mounted
directly to a wall. Channel faces should be secured with sheet metal screws.
2.4 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of Artek.
B. Letter shall be __________________ letterstyle and shall be ___________ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install Channel letters. Experienced installers must complete all neon and electrical work. (Gemini Channel Letters are shipped without any source of illumination or electrical components)
B. Mounting patterns are not available. Full-size plot drawings are available for spacing purposes. Free tracings of the individual cans
are available to aid in neon placement.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Minnesota™ Injection Molded Plastic Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install Minnesota ™ injection-molded plastic letters shown on
drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.3 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Wood and cotton-based plastic)
A. Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (C.A.B.)
2.3 CAB has the following specific characteristics (sheet used for formed letters is approximately .143” thick)
1. A specific heat of about 0.35.
2. A heat of combustion of approximately 10,400 BTU per pound (2.42 x 107 J/Kg).
3. An auto-ignition temperature of about 880° F (470°C).
4. UL94 Flame Class: 94HB
5. Burn rates for sheet, as determined in testing under ASTM Test Method D 635:
• Approximately 1.0 in/min (2.6 cm/min) for .125” (3.18 mm) thick material.
• Approximately 0.8 in/min (2.1 cm/min) for .150” (3.81 mm) thick material.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Minnesota™ injection molded plastic letters have plain, stud, pad, combination, or combination all for
mounting options.
B. All Minnesota™ injection molded plastic letters use 3/16” aluminum studs
2.5 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of cellulose acetate butyrate.
B. Letter shall be __________________ letterstyle, ______________ color, and shall be ___________ inches
high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations is/is not
required for mounting on a ____________ surface
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install Minnesota™ injection molded plastic letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Metal Laminate on Acrylic Letters Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish letters and hardware necessary to install metal laminate on acrylic letters shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 20 years experience in manufacturing letters.
B. All letters to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A.
Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 800-538-8377 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-421-1256 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.signletters.com
2.2 Materials (Impact-modified extruded acrylic and thin gauge metal)
A. Gemini manufactures its own High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which offers good rigidity & tensile strength. It is resistant to
chemicals & corrosion and has UV inhibitors to help prevent colors from fading.
B. Real .025” metal laminate is bonded to acrylic base.
2.3 Gemini’s own Extruded sheets of acrylic range from 1/8”, 3/16”, 3/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” thick)
A. Router cutting produces a radius with a .125” diameter.
B. Computerized vector files need to be imported and then cleaned to properly cut a good letter. Letters are cut with a router, which
produces a radius with a .125” diameter.
C. Letter heights range from 3” to 24” and letters between 18” and 24” are recommended or indoor use only.
D. Acrylic letters and logos are cut in gauges up to 1/2” thick in over 32 different colors.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Metal laminate on acrylic letters have plain, stud, pad, combination, or combination all for mounting options. Flush stud is available on letters 3/8” and 1/2” thick.
B. All standard metal laminate on acrylic letters use 3/16” aluminum studs
2.5 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of acrylic and metal laminate.
B. Letters shall be _______________ letterstyle and shall be _______ inches high, and ______ inches thick as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________ and a mounting template designating stud locations is/is not required for mounting on a
____________ surface
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install metal laminate on acrylic plastic letters.
3.2 Warranty
A. Letters should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
Plaques Specifications
Part I – General
1.1 Scope
A. Furnish plaques and hardware necessary to install metal plaques shown on drawings and herein specified.
1.2 Submittals
A. Manufacturer’s illustrated product literature and specifications.
B. Installation instructions
1.2 Quality Assurance
A. Manufacturer to have a minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing plaques.
B. All plaques to be manufactured by one manufacturer.
Part II – Products
2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s Representative
A. Gemini Incorporated
103 Mensing Way
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Phone: 877-877-2922 or 507-263-3957
Fax: 800-627-8547 or 507-263-4887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.geminiplaques.com
2.2 Materials (metal)
A. Bronze (220 Commercial)
B. Aluminum (#5052)
C. Brass (C46400)
2.3 Process
1. The minimum height and width of a Gemini Plaque is 2” x 2” and the maximum size is 40” x 64” for a single piece.
2. Bronze plaques are 5/16” thick. Aluminum and Bronze plaques are 3/8” thick
3. Edges — Single Line, Double Line, Single Line Wide Bevel, Single Line Bevel and No Border are standard.
4. Background Textures a. Standard: Sand, Leatherette, Pebble and Stipple
b. Specialty: Patina (Verde, Turquoise & Parrot Green), Oxidized (Dark Oxidized & Light Oxidized)
5. Background Colors
a. Standard: Black, Dark Oxide, Duranodic Bronze and Brown
b. Custom: 45 Gemini Baked Enamel colors as well as color-matching
6. Surface Finishes — stroke sanding is standard. Polished finish is also available.
7. Plaques are clear-coated and oven-baked with a two-part hardened seal of clear acrylic polyurethane. (Oxidized patina plaques come
with a lacquer coating only.
2.4 Mounting Hardware
A. Hardware and instructions are provided for several mounting methods, including Blind Mount, Solid Wall Mount, Hollow Wall
Mount, Wood Wall Mount, Garden Stake Mount and Square Post Mount.
2.4 Manufacture
A. Letters shall be made of either Brass (220 Commercial) Aluminum (#5052) or Brass (C46400).
B. Plaques shall use ___________ letterstyle with letters that are ____ inches high, as indicated on the drawings.
C. Mounting shall be __________________
Part III – Execution
3.1 Installation
A. A qualified installer shall install plaques.
3.2 Warranty
A. Plaques should be guaranteed for the life of the business against defects.
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