Elegant & Functional Sandblasted Glass Signs
BSC Custom produces a wide variety of sandblasted, etched, and frosted glass signage for both interior and exterior use. Our glass signs provide a beautiful and elegant addition to any building’s design.
The process of artistic glass sandblasting allows for a tremendous variety of design possibilities. It ranges from small functional signs that are strictly business, to large sandblasted glass installations that are signature architectural elements in upscale buildings. Our goal is flawless performance in creating your design in glass. Creating custom sandblasted glass signs is truly an artisanal process, requiring great technical skill and experience, combined with an artistic eye. It’s a specialized service that simply isn’t available from most sign companies.
The main products in our glass division are:
- ADA compliant signage
- Glass donor walls
- Etched glass interior signs
ADA Compliant Signage
BSC Custom’s sign division produces the highest quality ADA compliant etched glass signage. These glass signs have great perceived value and a modern look that fits into any building design.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public and commercial buildings offer ADA compliant signs to accommodate the blind and people with low vision. One of the requirements is that signs in common areas include raised lettering and braille. You can see the U.S. Government’s ADA design standards here.
These ADA compliant signs are required to show floor numbers outside elevators, and identify office suites, conference rooms, restrooms, stairwells, elevators, and emergency exits.
Many architects and designers prefer using sandblasted glass signage for meeting the ADA raised lettering and braille requirements. The tactile braille characters on our glass signs are extremely durable and long lasting. The raised lettering requirement on these ADA signs has to meet standards for contrast. At BSC Custom we use environmentally responsible low VOC paint to provide the color and contrast.
Our glass division has tremendous experience with ADA signage and can help you with any questions. We can fabricate and install these signs locally in Colorado, or ship them throughout the United States and Canada.
Creating an etched glass donor wall is an elegant and beautiful way to recognize the contributions of an organization’s supporters. Glass donor walls are simply spectacular! The names of individual donors are precision etched onto a sheet of glass, along with information about the organization. Custom lighting and architectural accents complete the display.
You have probably seen donor recognition walls prominently displayed at universities, hospitals, non-profit agencies, and museums. They are used to recognize not only an organization’s financial donors, but also the volunteers, staff, funding partners, and other people who have been important to their success.
Our computer controlled glass sandblasting equipment can handle glass up to 72 inches in width, and in any length that is practical to ship and install. For large installations we create donor walls with multiple glass panels. The end result can be a beautiful and awe inspiring monument to an organization’s supporters.
We can also design and fabricate custom light fixtures to illuminate the donor wall, and fabricate custom architectural elements to complete the display.
Sandblasted Glass Interior Signs
BSC Custom also produces etched glass signs for general use inside buildings. This includes all types of non-ADA wayfinding signs, corporate identity signs, sandblasted architectural glass elements, and many more applications.
If you’re not familiar with sandblasted glass signs, the process is very interesting!
It begins by selecting the type of glass to be used, with the correct thickness and color. The glass is cut to the finished dimensions and the edges are either polished or bevelled. If required, mounting holes are drilled and polished to allow for installation. The next step is to create the design.
Glass sandblasting equipment uses compressed air to direct an intense stream of fine grains of sand at the glass. This abrades the glass and creates a frosted appearance. Deeper sandblasting allows for precision etching of letters and numbers. Our specialized computer controlled sandblasting equipment creates glass etchings that will match your intricate designs to within 1/100 of an inch.
Architects and designers often provide us with finished artwork that we use to create sandblasted glass signs. We can also have our creative designers at BSC Custom create the artwork for you. All we need to get started is a rough sketch or a description of what you need. We’ll send you a quote that will include drawings to help you visualize the finished signs.
We also understand that you have deadlines that you need to meet. Our superior customer service means that we respond quickly to requests for quotes, provide accurate timelines for project completion, and keep you informed about the progress of your sign order.
Yes, we ship glass signs! In fact many of our customers are located in other states, and sometimes even in other countries. We can quickly and securely ship your glass sign anywhere in the United States, Canada, or around the world.
BSC Custom is a division of BSC Signs, one of Colorado’s premier full service sign companies. We’re co-located in a superbly equipped 21,500 square foot production facility in Broomfield, Colorado (Metro Denver).
At BSC Custom, we’re specialists in creating custom lighting, architectural elements, and unique signage. Our team of designers and fabricators create UL Listed custom lighting fixtures and fabricate architectural elements for an amazing variety of projects. So if sandblasted glass signs are just one part of a larger project, BSC Custom can help with the entire process.
“High-end quality and on time” – that’s the attitude Gary Scherer brings to producing glass signage. Gary is the Operations Manager of the glass division at BSC Custom. He’s a glass sandblasting artisan with more than 18 years of experience producing glass signs. He has extensive experience working with designers, architects, and sign companies, and has created sandblasted glass signs for an extremely wide range of building projects. Gary is also very familiar with ADA signage requirements and can help you through the process of creating and installing ADA compliant signs for your building.
Our glass division also has tremendous technical and design support available from the entire production team at BSC Custom.
What do you want to create?
We can help you through the complete process, from design through production and installation. And we welcome every size of job, from a single glass sign to creating glass signage for an entire building.