The Non-compliance Zone

Five reasons your signs are not ADA-compliant.

HDU Catch

Lightweight HDU and LED lighting are the sign specials of the day

The Service Plan

What you need to know about adding a service truck for your shop.

LIGHTFAIR: Creating a Global Dialogue with New Networking Opportunities

New events created to foster new lighting & design connections.

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May 27, 2016
How to Spot a Problem Signage Client
How would you define the term “problem signage client”? Let’s analyze that question in terms of an outdoor electric signage project involving channel letters. Here are some of the potential issues that problem clients may cause for you and your company: They take an excessive amount of your time and...
May 27, 2016
Staying Plugged In
Over the last few years, the sign industry has witnessed the rise of numerous technologies, including digital signage. This growing digital sector is where Joe Kannegiesser (NSSA Elite Member) found his way into the industry. He currently serves as manager of Service and Support at Gallery Digital Signage, a division...
May 26, 2016
EskoWorld Annual Users Conference
From June 21-23, Esko users can experience over 75 educational sessions, covering digital flexo, commercial print, digital finishing, packaging, structural design, 3D design and brand management at this year's EskoWorld conference. The host hotel is the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Florida—a Four Diamond...
May 26, 2016
Kornit and FIT Design Collaboration Produces...
For the third year in a row, Kornit Digital and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have been collaborating on a unique project, challenging students to create designs to be printed digitally onto fabric, in a sustainable manner. The project has been focusing on encouraging Textile/Surface Design students at...

May 26, 2016
Moving Beyond ADA Fear
If you avoid selling and installing ADA signage because you fear it’s overwhelmingly complicated, rigged with trap-setting rules, and too time-consuming to bother with, then let me paraphrase what former President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” The best way to deal with...
May 25, 2016
The Importance of Drill Bit Maintenance
Creating accurate, precise holes in woods, metals, plastics, and other composite materials requires the use of drill bits. Due to the combination of speed, pressure, and torque that’s needed to bear down and penetrate these materials, drill bits are subject to quite a workout. This is why proper drill bit maintenance...
May 25, 2016
EFI to Present at Upcoming Stifel and Baird June...
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Marc Olin, Chief Financial Officer of EFI, will present at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference and the Baird 2016 Global Consumer, Technology & Services...
May 24, 2016
Pat McGrew to Join InfoTrends as Director of...
InfoTrends is pleased to announce that Pat McGrew will be joining the company as Director of the Production Workflow Solutions (PWS) advisory service at the end of June. In her role, McGrew will have responsibility for forecasting, market analysis, research, and custom consulting related to production workflow...
May 24, 2016
Larson Electronics Releases Versatile Explosion...
The EPL-DCPM-150LED-100 explosion proof LED light from Larson Electronics is Class 1 Division 1 & 2 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 rated and is capable of illuminating up to 9,000 square feet of work space. This LED work light produces a brilliant flood pattern of light that is ideal for illuminating enclosed...
May 24, 2016
HP Adds Chromatic Red Ink to New DesignJet Z-series...
HP Inc., has expanded its proven HP DesignJet Z-series portfolio of high-impact graphics printers with a forty-four-inch multi-roll printer and the company’s most affordable twenty-four-inch high-impact graphics printer.   The HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 PostScript Printers come with a six-ink printing...
May 24, 2016
A Flexo Printing Portfolio of Optimized IR-Drying...
At DRUPA, Baldwin will launch a portfolio of three new products for the Flexo market: FlexoDry2, the new ultra-efficient Infra-Red and Hot Air dryer; Flexo Cleaner Brush, the new industry standard for automatic cleaning and drying of printing plates in Flexo printing; and FlexoCleanPick, that removes hickies without...
May 23, 2016
Esko Increases Cutting Table Output by Up to 80...
Today's pressure on digital finishing departments within printing companies forces them to reduce lead times, manage short production runs intelligently, eliminate material waste, and optimize equipment output and operator performance. Typical finishing operations suffer from the fact that their equipment is not used...

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