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									                                               RASTER™ PEN LICENSE KIT

  The Raster™ Method has quickly       Get started today producing Raster™ Braille
  become the preferred process for
                                       It’s as easy as . . .
  producing ADA-compliant Braille.
                                       1. Sign a license agreement with us to use the Raster™ Method.
  Raster™ Braille benefits include:
                                       2. Have a routing/engraving system that includes a Grade 2 Braille
  • Easy to read and looks great
                                             translator and a single-point drill function.
  • Fabrication is fast and easy
                                       3. Purchase the Raster™ Pen License Kit which includes everything you
  • Braille dots are uniform
                                             need to get started producing Raster™ Braille.
  • Dome-shaped Rasters™ meet
    current ADA and ANSI               Raster™ Pen License Kit includes:
    guidelines                         •   Raster™ Pen insertion device
  • Durable and vandal resistant       •   Framed Raster™ License for using the patented Raster™ Method
                                       •   Special carbide Braille Cutter for cutting Raster™ holes
                                       •   Special carbide Profile Cutter for cutting raised letters
                                       *   10,000 acrylic UV stable Rasters™ (clear, white, or black)
                                       •   Weeding tool (for raised letters)
                                       •   Sign cleaning brush
                                       •   “How To Create Great-Looking Interior Signage” manual
                                       •   CD ROM with ready-to-use sign layouts and more
          order call
                                       •   Raster™ Braille sign sample
                                       •   High-Impact styrene frame color selection key-chain
                                       •   Aluminum modular frame color and edge key-chain
                                       •   Organizer case for Pen contents
   The Raster™ Method is a licensed,
           patented process            Call today and see how easy producing ADA-compliant Braille can be.

2322 Chestnut Avenue West • Minneapolis, MN 55405-1718 USA • phone: 612-377-9156 • fax: 612-377-6747
                                                        .025-.037 inch
                                                        (0.6-0.9 mm)

Raster™ Braille                           .059-.063 inch
                                            (1.5-1.6 mm)       .025-.037 inch
The Raster™ Pen License Kit                                    (0.6-0.9 mm)
provides everything you need to
start producing Raster™ Braille.               .059-.063 inch
Raster™ Braille meets the most                   (1.5-1.6 mm)
recent U.S.A. federal guidelines.
                                                        Braille dots shall have a domed or rounded shape.
Tactile characters must be
accompanied by Grade 2 Braille.                   1        4        Braille is made up of cells. Each cell contains six
• Braille shall have a domed or                                     dots; three on the left and three on the right.
  rounded shape.                                                    They are numbered one through six as shown
                                                  2        5
• Braille shall be located below                                    here. It is essential that the dots are uniform in
  corresponding text.                                               size and in the appropriate position in order for
                                                  3        6        the Braille reader to understand the message.
• If text is multi-lined, Braille shall
  be placed below the entire text.
• Braille shall be separated by
  3/8 inch (9.5 mm) minimum from                                                                                    .200 inch
                                                                                                                     CA only

                                                                     .090-.100 inch
  tactile characters, raised borders,
  or decorative elements.
• Braille is required to be                                                                                              .200 inch
  lowercase. The indication of                                                                                            CA only

                                                                                          .090-.100 inch

                                                                                                                                                   .395-.400 inch
                                                                                                                                                   (10.0-10.2 mm)
  uppercase letter(s) shall only be
  used for proper nouns and
  names, individual letters of the
  alphabet, initials, acronyms, or

                                                                                                                                                                    .395-.400 inch
                                                                                                                                                                    (10.0-10.2 mm)
                                               .090-.100 inch                                              .241-.300 inch
  before the first word of sentences.           (2.3-2.5 mm)                                                (6.1-7.6 mm)
• Dot Height: 0.025-0.037 inch
  (0.6-0.9 mm)
• Dot base diameter:                                  .090-.100 Title
                                                NOTE: Californiainch 24 Braille regulations .241-.300 inch
  0.059-0.063 inch (1.5-1.6 mm)                        (2.3-2.5 mm)
                                                differ slightly from the federal standards:(6.1-7.6 mm)
• Distance between any two dots                 • Dot height .025 inch (0.6 mm)
  in same cell, center to center:               • Inter-cell spacing .100 inch (2.5 mm)
  0.090-0.100 inch (2.3-2.5 mm)                 • Cell Spacing .200 inch (between last
• Distance between corresponding                    row of dots in a cell to the first row of
                                                    dots in the next cell.
  dots in adjacent cells, center to
  center: 0.241-0.300 inch
  (6.1-7.6 mm)
• Distance between corresponding                   RASTER™ BRAILLE MEETS THE LATEST U.S.A. STANDARDS
  dots from one cell to the cell
  directly below, center to center:                                               Dot                       Dot       Dot Base   Inter-cell   Cell to cell
  0.395-0.400 inch (10.0-10.2 mm)             STANDARDS                          Shape                     Height     Diameter   Spacing       Spacing

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:                     ADAAG 2004                                                                                      
When producing signs, the Braille             ANSI A117.1-2003                                                                                
message should accurately                     California Title 24                                                                             
represent the tactile message.
Spacing changes the meaning of                Raster™ Braille complies with all federal ADA guidelines (ADAAG), universal
letters and numbers. It is important          building code standards (ANSI), as well as California Title 24 standards.
to use an accurate translator such
as the Duxbury Braille Translator. It       The Raster™ Method of Braille can be used with any computerized sign
is also very important to proofread         engraving or routing system that includes a Grade 2 Braille translator and
the Braille translation to ensure           a single-point drill function. For more information on producing Raster™
accuracy.                                   Braille, contact us at 612-787-3308.

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