Accessibility in the Middle East
August 26, 2015 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments

Doha, Qatar

In the United States, Western Europe and Australia, accessible sign design is taken for granted. 25 years of accessibility codes and the all encompassing guidelines of the International Standards Organization have made egress and identification signs common in nearly every public building in the Western World. While some variations do exist, a blind or visually challenged person could navigate a building using identification signs from Sidney to San Diego.

The rest of the world, and in particular the Middle East, represents a bigger puzzle.

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September Sign Industry Events
August 25, 2015 Posted by: Kristen McWilliams No comments

It's that time of year again; back to school and back to work! We hope you enjoyed some time off this Summer, but now it's time to get back in the swing of things. September is filled with sign industry events to help you reconnect with all things signage.

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Tales of Photopolymer
August 18, 2015 Posted by: Craig Berger No comments
eyecandy Signs Inc

Fabricators that incorporate the Nova Polymers system in their work come to photopolymer from different fields including wholesalers, architectural fabrication, and sign system specialists. Eyecandy SIGNS INC., based in Halifax Nova Scotia, came to photopolymer the way many companies do. The company was awarded a project that required photopolymer, and after dissatisfaction with outside vendors, brought the process in-house. That is when eyecandy SIGNS INC. discovered the diverse and amazing applications of photopolymer.

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Sign Industry Events You Can't Miss in August
July 29, 2015 Posted by: Kristen McWilliams No comments
Nova Polymers Sign Industry Events

The end of Summer is fast approaching. Take advantage of these educational and networking opportunities before it's too late! See below for the sign industry events you can't miss this August.

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Symbols and Design
July 15, 2015 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
Car Park

We are surrounded by symbols in everyday life to the point where we take them for granted. They are also a fundamental part of every designers' toolkit, particularly when developing accessible signs and wayfinding systems for multilingual audiences. Learning how to use both universal symbols and custom pictograms can make wayfinding systems both more informative and make better places.

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Must I buy the O.E. Ink Cartridge?
July 15, 2015 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
dyestar ink

Use the Supplies of Your Choice

Your printer just ran out of ink and you discover the replacement cartridge from the original equipment manufacturer is twice the cost of a generic ink cartridge! It doesn’t matter whether it is Epson, HP or some other leading brand. You consider ordering the generic brand but the OEM’s website states your printer may blow up if you don’t use their ink cartridge. What do you do?

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A complete guide to Typography
June 30, 2015 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments

The history of typography is as long as the 5,000-year history of written languages and alphabets that combined letter forms into words. Most of that history, however, was dedicated to the refinement of written language on paper, which could be read by only a small minority of the most highly educated.

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Summer is Here, and so are the Sign Industry Events!
June 29, 2015 Posted by: Kristen McWilliams No comments
Sign Industry Events

This July offers sign industry events that are not only educational, but fun too! Get out of the office, and enjoy the warmer weather with a game of golf while you network with other industry professionals. If the weather is a little too hot for you, kick back and enjoy the AC while you attend one our educational webinars!

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The Selling of a Sign Company
June 3, 2015 Posted by: Craig Berger No comments
NovAcryl Park Place

Wandering among the booths at that International Sign Association Show in Las Vegas, it is easy to spot the leading companies that use Photopolymer.
One company I came across on the floor with a particularly interesting story to tell is Park Place Sign Systems Inc.

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Our Novacryl® Preferred Fabricators family is expanding!
June 3, 2015 Posted by: Mike Santos No comments
NovAcryl Preferred Fabricators

Welcome to Boyd Sign Systems, eye candy SIGNS, Graphic Components, Sign Pro and Spring Moon & Designs to the Nova Polymers elite ranks of NovAcryl Preferred Fabricators.

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