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.Read More Posted in: ADA, Did You Know, Wayfinding, White Papers
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.Read More Posted in: Event
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.Read More Posted in: ADA, Design, Fabrication, News, Printers
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.Read More Posted in: Design, Wayfinding
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?Read More Posted in: Did You Know, Inkjet, Printers
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.Read More Posted in: White Papers
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!Read More Posted in: Event, Trade Show, webinar
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.