ISA International Sign Expo 2014 Preview

What to expect at this year's show

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Apr ’14 SBI: West System Epoxy/PB Plus HDU Test Report

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April 17, 2014
New Appointments: April 2014-II
Atlona has hired Victor Baut as national sales manager, residential. Baut will oversee Atlona residential sales throughout the United States and Canada. He previously worked for SpeakerCraft, Core Brands, and Monster Cable. Atlona has also appointed Thorsten Goecke as director of business development for EMEA,...
April 16, 2014
ISA 2014: Roland to Launch and Showcase New...
Attendees at the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo, April 24-26, 2014 in Orlando, Florida will be able to experience the official launch of the new Roland DisplayStudio™ Digital Sign System, a powerful, user-friendly system for sign makers looking to get started in the rapidly growing digital signage market. Roland...
April 16, 2014
Hingst’s Sign Post: Pressure Sensitives 101 Made...
Sign Builder Illustrated columnist Jim Hingst writes: “Understanding the sticky business can be challenging even for those with considerable experience.  Pressure-sensitive constructions combine a variety of components, including an assortment of adhesives, release liners and facestocks and carriers. “In my...
April 16, 2014
Daktronics Enhances Experience at Cubs Park
Fans that attended Chicago Cubs 2014 spring training games were treated to a new LED video display at Cubs Park in Mesa, Ari. The new displays were designed, manufactured, and installed by Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota. The main LED display features a 15HD pixel layout and measures approximately 17 feet...

April 16, 2014
Delcam & Bloodhound Launch “Design a Plaque”...
Delcam and Bloodhound SSC are running a competition for students to design the brass plaques to be presented to schools supporting the project. The students who produce the winning designs using Delcam’s ArtCAM software will each receive an invitation to watch the Bloodhound SSC test run in Cornwall in 2015, together...
April 15, 2014
Drytac® Announces Custom Adhesive Coating Web site,...
Drytac®, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products with locations throughout North America and Europe, has recently launched a new Web site to promote its custom adhesive coating services. provides detailed information on the adhesive coating, converting, slitting, and sheeting...
April 15, 2014
Getting a Handle on HDU
In recent years, many sign shops have turned to the versatility and durability of HDU material to create dimensional signs. But there are still some misconceptions out there about this material, so Sign Builder Illustrated spoke to manufacturers and suppliers to carve out the details on how to best work with...
April 15, 2014
ISA International Sign Expo 2014 Preview
Last year’s ISA International Sign Expo, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, landed on the most recent version of Trade Show Executive’s annual list of the “Fifty Fastest Growing Trade Shows.” That event occupied 202,000 square feet and drew more than 19,5000 attendees checking out more than 595 companies in the exhibit hall....
April 15, 2014
Channel Letter Options
So you have a set of channel letters that need to be updated from neon to LED—either by the desire of the sign’s owner or your ability to find new income streams. Let’s take a look at some of your considerations! Letter Heights Letter heights typically determine the module footprint. Today most LED suppliers offer...
April 15, 2014
Roland DGA Enters the Dynamic Digital Signage...
Digital printing leader Roland DGA Corp., has entered the dynamic digital signage market in a big way with its new Roland DisplayStudio digital sign system, a complete, affordable solution that allows traditional sign shops to increase profits by adding digital signage to their product mix. Designed especially for...
April 15, 2014
SAi Gives ISA Visitors the Chance to Win an Android...
SA International (SAi) has announced details of an exclusive promotional giveaway at ISA, Orlando (Booth #1436), offering visitors the chance to walk away with one of eight cool Android tablets during the three-day event. The promotion celebrates SAi’s recently-announced Flexi subscription initiative, which was...
April 15, 2014
EskoWorld 2014 is Coming to the Sunshine State,...
Esko announces that EskoWorld 2014, the annual event for Esko users in the Americas, is headed to Orlando at the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin - located in the heart of Walt Disney World, June 15-18. The 2013 event hosted nearly 600 attendees, and Esko plans to be prepared for a valuable learning...

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