Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Supplier/Distributor Conference

Sign up for the 2012 Supplier/Distributor Conference, June 6-8,  2012 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL

The International Sign Association's Supplier/Distributor Conference is the only industry networking conference designed for executives of the on-premise sign industry. The conference attracts key decision makers from the best of the industry supply chain.

At this invitation-only conference, you will:
  • find solutions to your most pressing business challenges
  • discuss business trends and opportunities with key customers, including sign companies and end users
  • learn from top industry experts about industry trends
  • gain insight into the future of the global economy
  • strengthen existing business and develop new relationships with supply chain partners.
This year's sessions include:
  • Connecting Mobile Technology to Signs
  • Customer Behavior and the Value of Signage
  • Economic Forecast
  • State of the Industry
Also, enjoy one-on-one networking appointments with the top national sign companies, an afternoon of golf, breakout sessions and dinner with lively entertainment provided.

The SDC attendance is limited to only 100 industry executives. Click here to register and see our schedule of events.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

ISA EXPO - Thank You for Visiting Us in Orlando

Another year and another successful ISA Expo in Orlando thanks to the wonderful job done by the ISA staff and to all the sign professionals that attended the expo. As the economy continues to recover so does commercial building and the optimism in the sign industry.

This years expo came shortly after the new 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) became law marking the first major revision to the ADA by the DOJ since the early 1990's. As expected, the new codes have caused a renewed buzz as the confusion surrounding the ADA codes continues - not surprising with all the so called "experts" in the industry.

None the less, fabricating ADA signage continues to be a lucrative and prosperous product offering for sign companies who deal with architectural signage and who are looking increase profitability in their business. Making NovAcryl photopolymer in-house is easy with a minimal cost of entry and a fast ROI.

Don't stress about the codes - Nova is an AIA Continuing Education Provider and has an approved AIA/CES course on ADA Requirements for Identification Signage.

Braille signs are also increasing in demand outside the US - Canada, Australia, the Middle East and beyond. To learn more about the accessibility codes outside SAD, take a look at Nova's Accessibility White Paper Series.

If you want to learn more about photopolymer and the services Nova provides connect with us today.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Accessibility White Papers - Canada and Australia

In an ongoing effort to support and educate the sign design and fabrication industry on global accessibility codes and regulation, Nova is pleased to present 2 new Accessibility White Papers - Canada and Australia.

This month the 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design (SAD) went into effect here in the states. Since many in the sign design and fabrication world are now doing business on a global level, timing is right to share information regarding SAD and other accessible codes.



Friday, March 16, 2012

Small Business Opportunities

You are a Small Business, statistically speaking of course. This is a good thing!

Did you know that $360.9 million in applications had been approved for funding under a program designed to encourage new lending to help small businesses create jobs? The funds are part of $1.5 billion allocated for the program under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

The Treasury Department announced applications have been approved for 11 states and the District of Columbia. The breakdown: Alabama, $31.3 million; Florida, $97.7 million; Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia, $13.2 million each; Ohio, $55.1 million; Oregon, $16.5 million; Tennessee, $29.7 million; Texas, $46.6 million, and Virginia, $18 million.

The average size of a sign company in North America is 6.5 employees, so this type of program is particularly important to the sign industry.

With the passing of the 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design (SAD), now is the time to take advantage of the programs that are available, so that you can be part of this amazing recovery that we are experiencing.

Manufacturing ADA Compliant Signage using NovAcryl Photopolymer is an efficient, high quality and low cost way to take part in the recovering commercial building industry where these signs are needed.

If you already manufacture ADA signs, Nova can help you become more efficient, understand codes and regulations, increase your capacity and help reduce cost.

If you do not currently manufacture ADA compliant signs from photopolymer, our team will work with you to understand this market segment and help get you started.

Contact a Nova representative today or visit us at the ISA Expo in Orlando, FL at Booth 2559.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NovAcryl Update on

Nova has recently updated their listing on and added new information including the NovAcryl Product Catalog, Photopolymer Processing Video and the newly updated NovAcryl Preferred Fabricators list.

Make sure to check out this page the next time you specify material for Accessible Room Identification Signage.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

FREE Passes to ISA Expo 2012 in Orlando, FL

We are quickly approaching the ISA 2012 Expo in Orlando, FL. If you are planning on attending the expo and need a FREE pass, you can go to the and enter Nova's complimentary show Code 30285.

Nova is exhibiting in Both 2559 this years and is sponsoring the Twitter wall again. Make sure you use the hashtag #isa2012expo when making tweets related to the show or Tweets that you want displayed on the Twitter wall.

Nova is also providing a series of QR codes that will be strategically placed on the show floor. When you scan the codes you will be taken to a mobile version of the show planner which has the show floor map and a list of all show events.

Here are a few links to check out:
Please contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment at the expo.