Do You Have a Spare $75,000?
So your installation team finally finished putting 377 new signs in the new four-story wing of the big building a couple of zip codes away. And a few days later the building owner calls, his hair on fire because he’d... Read More →
Locked and Loaded for Sign Expo. With GSA Approval.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to produce 1,524 signs, most of them ADA-compliant, for the new 16-floor federal building that’s being built 18 miles from your shop. It’s a great contract, but as you were reading... Read More →
Regional Shows Can Yield Big Results
Regional trade shows are an opportunity for sign designers and fabricators to dive into the details and find effective solutions to common challenges. This was certainly the case at The Sign Exchange, a show that draws many of the leading... Read More →
How To Meet ADA Signage Compliance Codes
This article appeared in the January-February Trendsetters edition of Green Building & Design magazine. The experts at Nova Polymers design with the disability community front-of-mind. With fines upwards of $75,000 a violation, meeting signage compliance codes for the Americans with... Read More →
Voices 2019 – ADA
This article originally appeared in the December 2018 edition of Sign Builder International, pages 24 and 25. There is a lot more to signs than graphics and pleasing colors. Knowing the limitations of materials and which ones to use can... Read More →
Keeping Businesses Moving Forward
Behind the cable news images of wildfires, floods, storms, and other disasters are the stories that don’t make the newscasts. In addition to the many homes lost there are also businesses that find themselves suddenly unable to meet a production... Read More →
The Value of a Minute
What is a minute worth to you? This may seem like a silly question but time, as the saying goes, “is of the essence.” Minutes don’t seem to matter much until you attach value to them. For example, take the... Read More →
The Right Tape Can Make a Big Difference
It’s Monday morning and two employees are mounting reverse-printed panels on aluminum-framed signs for a new bank in town. It’s not a complex job, but has to look right, with clean edges all the way around. The older of the... Read More →
New Capital Expense Rules for 2018
Don’t Miss Out on the Advantages of Section 179 Taxes may be inevitable but as always, it is vitally important to use the rule to your advantage. Here are some insights that may help your sign-making business. The big tax... Read More →
Can You See in the Dark?
I want you to try something. But first, have someone with you: I don’t want you to be injured. Go to the innermost area of your business. Turn out the lights. Close any blinds or window coverings. Now close your... Read More →