How “Section 179” can Save You Money
November 16, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments

Section 179Section 179 is a tax deduction that brings significant tax savings for small business.  It does not increase the total amount the small business owners can deduct, but it allows them to take their entire depreciation deduction in one year, rather than taking it a little at a time over the term of an asset’s useful life….which can be up to 39 years in some cases. This is called “first-year expensing” or “Section 179” expensing.

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Winning a Photopolymer Sign Job
November 12, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
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Innerspec Case Study

Three years ago Cadwell Sign, Holliston, MA, made the decision to bring photopolymer sign making in-house. After processing photopolymer for over year, Cadwell applied to the Novacryl Preferred Fabricator Program. Becoming a Preferred Fabricator entails going through an annual audit to ensure quality, adherence to material processing guidelines as specified by Nova Polymers, photopolymer processing equipment is appropriately maintained, and efficient manufacturing processes have been implemented.

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November Events to be Thankful For
November 3, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments

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November is proving to be a month of education and improvement with all of the webinars that are available. Take advantage of these opportunities to fine-tune your skills, and find answers to any questions you may have.

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The Making of a Photopolymer Sign Expert and Artist: Part 1
October 15, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
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Doing Photopolymer Right

At Nova Polymer we work with dozens of sign fabricators every year as educators and advisors. The goal has not only been to integrate photopolymer methodologies into a fabricator’s overall practice but also to ensure that the process can be efficient and profitable. This requires extensive effort on behalf of the employees who manage the process. Their efforts and ongoing education can turn photopolymer production into a high level art that generates quality and profitable products..

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5 Leading Trends Impacting Sign Companies in 2015
October 1, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
Sign Industry Trends

The International Sign Association Employer Survey shows that the economy is looking positive. Just over half of CEOs surveyed (51.4%) expected business to grow by double digits in 2015. While this growth is exciting, it is paired with an increasingly turbulent and competitive marketplace. For sign companies to succeed in 2015 they need to not just look at top line growth in the economy, they need to focus on competitive trends and look for new business opportunities.

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Sign Industry Events Perfect for Fall
September 26, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments

sgia_sign_industry_event_pageNow that Fall is finally here, and October fast approaching, there are many offerings of educational and networking opportunities in the sign industry. See all of the events October has to offer below.

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Update: Canadian Accessibility For Signage
September 17, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
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Canadian ADA Update

A person taking a big picture snapshot of Disability Codes in Canada in the last three years since we wrote the Canadian Accessibility White Paper may come away disappointed. There has been very little action taken at either the federal of provincial level. Look a little more closely though and a fascinating picture emerges. An industry has emerged of disability sign specialists and fabricators that have developed best practices based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and existing Canadian guidelines and standards.

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How To Create An Award Using Photopolymer
September 9, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
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Awards for Bold Rock Hard Cider

Acorn Sign Graphics, Richmond VA, recently did a project for Bold Rock Hard Cider where they used photopolymer to replicated different awrads. Bold Rock crafts hard cider from local apples in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 

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Sign Insdustry Events for September
September 2, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
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September is here and for many it means going back to the classrooms. For us, September is a new month full of new business opportunities and learning.

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5 Steps To Create a Damn Good Photopolymer Sign
August 19, 2014 Posted by: Mike Santos Comments: 1
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Artistic and Compliant

Photopolymer signs are primarily used to create ADA room identification signs. The design and style of a photopolymer sign enhances the aesthetic of a space and provides accessibility for people with visual disabilities who occupy the space.

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