ADA Braille Signage

Braille ADA Sign Making Engraving Machine Overview

Using a Braille ADA sign making engraving machine to achieve your ADA Braille signage requirements  is not out of reach. Our machines are more user-friendly than you might imagine and much more affordable than outsourcing the engraving of your products if volumes justify it.


The following bullet points give you a quick reference as to the type of ADA Braille signage engraving machine (often times referred to as ADA engraving machines) applications as well as a quick overview of some of the benefits of Braille engraving machines for sale from Vision Engraving Systems.

Common applications for ADA Braille signage engraving:

– Custom ADA Braille signage from a 2” x 4” sign to any size depending on the size of machine you would need. For example, a 1624 Pro goes up to a 16” x 24” sign.

– ADA Braille Signage with custom graphics with file compatibility from just about any graphic software on the market, ex. Adobe, Corel Draw, Auto-cad, Sign Lab engrave Lab, Gravostyle, Flexi Sign. These are just a few – Vision-Pro has over 60 import filters.

– Any Custom sign, for example a 6” x 6” X-Ray Room,  room number 201

– Any stock sign such as bathroom, handicap, stair way, elevator etc.

– Any sign requiring pictograms. Vision’s software comes with all of the common pictograms used in most public enviroments.

– Any sign requiring only raised text.

– Metal, Plastic, Acrylic, and virtually any type of substrate that is up to ADA code

– Adding Braille to existing signs to bring sign up to ADA code.

New to engraving?

Keep reading for an insight into the ADA Braille signage engraving machine application and an overview of the Braille engraving machines for sale.

If you have any questions about our machines or their applications, do not hesitate to call us at 419.787.3882.

Benefits of using a Vision Engraving System for making ADA Braille Signage

Make life easy with Braille Wizard

Our software has a Braille wizard, meaning that once you put the software into Braille mode, it automatically converts your text into grade 2 braille, with all letter/word spacing compliant with the ADA requirements. Once you put the software into braille mode you are assured you will make a sign that meets all the ADA requirements.


Software and firmware are interactive

What this means is that with Vision Engraving machines, the system will automatically incorporate the drilling of the holes for the braille with the insertion of the rasters. In the past, the insertion of the rasters was done by hand, now it is done by the machine. The auto raster process is available on machines 1612 and larger. With the VE-810 and Phoenix 1212, the insertion of the rasters is still by hand.


One and done

All of Visions Engraving machines has the ability to do numerous plates out of one large piece of material. For example, on a 1624 Pro engraver, you can put the same size of material on the engraver, and do 24 4” x 4” room number signs in one set-up and after the machine does the Braille, raised letter/pictogram elements, it would then cut them out while still on the engraving table. This allows the machine to be a production super star.


Software can import literally any type of file, software has over 60 import filters


All Vision Braille ADA sign making engraving machines have a proximity sensor, what this means is that the Z axis resets every time that the spindle tools up and down. This assures that you get consistent depth on the entire surface of the sign whether you are doing 1 sign or multiple signs utilizing the entire area of the engraving table.


The software has the ability to serialize the plates, makes doing room number ADA Braille signage very simple and fast.

ADA Sign Making Engraving Machines for Sale

Below is a chart for the different types of engraving machines for making ADA Braille signage. If you have any questions about which machine is right for your needs, please do not hesitate to call – 419.787.3882.

Machine Model # Engraving Area plastic/metal Z clearance max z mvmt
VE-810 8" x 10" YES 3.5' with Vise 1.25"
Phoenix 1212 12" x 12" YES 3.5' with Vise 1.25"
1612 Pro* 16" x 12" YES Up to 7” 1.875”
1624 Pro* 16" x 24" YES Up to 7” 1.875”
1624 Router** 16" x 24" YES 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2424 Engraver 24" x 24" YES 2.00” 1.875”
2448 Engraver 24" x 48" YES 2.00” 1.875”
2525 Router** 25" x 25" YES 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2550 Router** 25" x 50" YES 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
VR48** 48" x 96" YES 7” or 10” 7” or 10”

*Denotes Rotary attachment available.

**Denotes rotary attachment and high frequency router head available.

All machines except for the VE-810 and Phoenix 1212 have the ability to insert rasters automatically.

Questions? Call Us!

If you have any questions about our machines or their applications, do not hesitate to call us at 419.787.3882.