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The Value of a Minute

The Value of a Minute

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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...
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The Right Tape Can Make a Big Difference

The Right Tape Can Make a Big Difference

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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...
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New Capital Expense Rules for 2018

New Capital Expense Rules for 2018

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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...
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Getting the Signs You Pay For

Getting the Signs You Pay For

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The developer of the new office tower was not happy. About a year after the new building opened he met with the architect and the sign contractor, complaining that letters were falling off room signs and some Braille signs had...
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Photopolymer Value: Can You Count to 1500?

Photopolymer Value: Can You Count to 1500?

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It’s a number anyone in the signage business needs to know. Because 1,500 units is where the ROI on photopolymer sign making equipment recoups your costs, and begins to make you money. This number—and how to get there—is one of...
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A Change for the Better

A Change for the Better

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Some of the most visually compelling displays and signage used by high visibility brands around the globe have their start in a 50,000 square foot facility about 30 minutes north of Seattle in Woodinville, Washington. At CRĒO Industrial Arts, a...
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Construction Cranes… and Signs

Construction Cranes… and Signs

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One of the most prominent features of American cities these days is not the tall buildings but what makes them possible. Construction cranes, sprouting skyward like invasive plants in a garden, enable a seemingly endless expansion of glass and steel...
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Challenge Tradition at USSC Sign World International

Challenge Tradition at USSC Sign World International

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Your last chance in 2016 to gain first-hand outside expertise about everything to do with the sign business is coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1–3 at Sign World International in Atlantic City, NJ, put on by the...
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Transforming Tactile Signage with Photopolymer

Transforming Tactile Signage with Photopolymer

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What do schools, office buildings, stadiums, sports arenas have in common? They are all required by law to have ADA-compliant signage. ADA requirements specify character size, spacing, and contrast against background colors, while also ensuring that Braille characters consistently rise...
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Taking advantage of Section 179

Taking advantage of Section 179

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Your Tax Dollars at Work Let me just take a wild guess. Chances are you probably aren’t thinking too much about your 2016 taxes at the moment. But you should be, even though taking advantage of the ins and outs...
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