Equipment, Materials & Software

Magic Tricks The annual Sign Invitational competition invites sign makers to submit proposals of dimensional signs following a certain theme for entry, with the best-of-the-best selected to participate (“Quite a Contraption,” July 2016). Since this year’s contest was going to be held in Las Vegas, event organizers—James Dawson, owner/creative director of Synergy Sign & Graphics in Strasburg, Ohio, and Dan Sawatzky, owner of Imagination Corporation in Chilliwack, British Columbia—decided “magic” would be the ideal theme (think David Copperfield and Criss Angel).

AXYZ International Pacer CNC Routers Improve Work Flow at Cardinal Manufacturing
Cardinal Manufacturing offers CNC routing and laser cutting for metal fabrication and production, engraving, a large format print department and full visual solutions for interior/exterior signage, including signing planning and development. Located in... Read More
Team Concept Printing Taps Colter & Peterson a Second Time for Reconditioned SABER Paper Cutter
Two years ago, Team Concept Printing in Carol Stream, Illinois purchased a new forty-five-inch SABER® paper cutter from Colter & Peterson to handle an influx of work. Experiencing more growth and needing another machine, management didn’t hesitate... Read More
Matthews Paint Introduces “MPC Quick Tips” for Sign Paint Professionals
Matthews Paint recently launched a new, ongoing series of online tips to provide sign professionals expert advice on a variety of sign paint topics. Each month, Matthews Paint will release a new MPC Quick Tip that will offer practical, hands-on advice... Read More
Aloha Signage
The owners of Aloha Hair and Nail Spa, Trina Tran and Frank Chan, resided in Hawaii for fifteen years before moving to Bradenton, Florida several years ago to open up their boutique, where the “Aloha Spirit” awaits their clients. To them, this Island... Read More
Sherwin-Williams Calls for Entries to See the Signs Photo Contest for Sign Manufacturers
Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, invites sign manufacturers to participate in its See the Signs Photo Contest on the Division’s Facebook page for a chance to win a promotions prize pack and a $500 cash donation to a non-profit... Read More

Trotec Teams up with Mimaki USA at ISA International Sign Expo
Trotec teamed up with Mimaki USA at this year’s show to demonstrate how digital printing and laser finishing work together to create new possibilities for design and valuable opportunities for businesses to differentiate themselves from their... Read More
ikeGPS Announces Co-marketing and Integration with SAi and Flexi
ikeGPS announces a new co-marketing and software integration deal with SA International and its Flexi software, the sign design software used by more the 100,000 end users. This integration allows Spike to offer a more full solution to customers with... Read More
AXYZ International to Exhibit at ISA Sign Expo 2017
AXYZ International, a global manufacturer leader in CNC router and knife cutting systems, will be exhibiting specially selected products and technologies at the ISA Sign Expo 2017 on April 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More
The Final Word on Finishing HDU
High-density urethane (HDU) is a great material for creating carved, lighter weight dimensional signs. However carving is only half the job; the other half is decorating and finishing the material. Know Your Products Painting is the most common way... Read More
Trotec to Unveil New High-speed Laser Cutter for Large Format Materials
Trotec will unveil the SP2000, its new high-speed laser cutter for large-format materials, at the ISA show in Las Vegas April 20-22. Trotec technical experts will perform live demonstrations to illustrate how the SP2000 can produce high-quality results... Read More

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