Sales & Marketing

Shop Talk (Nov. ’14): Supplier/Vendor Relations Management When my business partner Adam Brown and I started Sign Effectz, Inc. in the mid-1990s, we decided to make vendor management a key part of our overall strategy for running the company.

FSR Marks Ten-Year Commitment with Local “Backpacks 4 Kids” Program
FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has reached a ten-year milestone in its support of the local community by once again partnering with United Way of... Read More
Magic® to Host Pressure-Sensitive Applications Webinar in November
Coveris™ Advanced Coatings representatives will host webinars to review Magic® media solutions for pressure-sensitive applications. The Magic® portfolio features several permanent and repositionable media offerings for mounting digital inkjet printed... Read More
Zero Respondents Report a Reduction in Staff in Latest Semper International Industry Insight Survey
Semper International, the leading placement firm for skilled help in the graphic arts and printing industry, reports a significant jump in the percentage of companies reporting hiring and, for the first time in the twelve years Semper has conducted the... Read More
Dscoop Announces New Global Leadership
Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) announces new leadership for its 2015 fiscal year beginning November 1: John Rogers (pictured, left) as the new Global Executive Director, and Gary Peeling (pictured, right) as the new Global... Read More
Looking Up: How Signmaking Companies Can Access Cloud Services to Improve Business Operations
Even in a buoyant market, running a signmaking business is not without its challenges. The age-old expectation of customers to have their job produced faster and cheaper offers a constant reminder of this, as does the uncertainty of being unable to... Read More

You're Hired!
When it comes to hiring employees for your business, there are some basic things you need to look for. Every business is different, so each type of business will need different types of employees. You need to make sure that the employees you decide to... Read More
Colter & Peterson Enjoys Sales Success at SGIA Expo
For the second straight year, Colter & Peterson experienced a momentum-filled SGIA Expo. When the three-day event at the Las Vegas Convention Center came to an end on October 24, C&P left the show floor with sales orders in hand, more leads to... Read More
Digital Signage Federation Chicago Regional Council to Host “Meet & Greet” Networking Event
The Digital Signage Federation®, the only independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry announced that its Chicago Regional Council will host its fall “Meet & Greet” Networking Event in Chicago on Wednesday,... Read More
Is Your Custom Sign Manufacturing Software Actually Built for People Who Make Signs?
A lot of business management software solutions, those that promise to help sign manufacturers easily manage and optimize everything from CRM to the shop floor, were developed as one-size-fits-all applications that didn't take the challenges of custom... Read More
GSG Hosts Grand Opening For New Austin Location
GSG recently opened its sixth location in the Southwest and celebrated with a grand opening in October. Held at the new full-service facility in Austin, visitors were treated to a catered lunch by Salt Lick barbecue, live music from Austin's own Cody... Read More



2014 Summer/Fall Buyer's Guide


In 2014, did your shop buy new equipment?