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During the upcoming SGIA Expo in New Orleans, which will take place from the 10th until the 12th of October, Summa America will be giving first hand insight into the following finishing solutions, focused on…
ORAFOL Americas Inc. is pleased to announce two hot, new additions to the ORACAL® 970RA family of colors: ORACAL® 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast          Out of this World, Intergalactic Blue- color #155 ORACAL® 970RA…
Vanguard Digital Printing, a digital printer manufacturer, announces their acquisition of Inkjet Technology, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, a manufacturer of large format dye sublimation printers and UV flatbed printers for the wide-format printing market.
Wide-format digital imaging manufacturer Roland DGA will be an Emerald Sponsor of the 2017 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT), reinforcing its position as a leading provider of cutters for window film and paint…
Projekt Cars is the professional marketing branch of BAM Exclusives and was established twenty-three years ago to modify cars that help other companies provide exposure for their automotive aftermarket products. Their diversity in custom vehicles…
SGIA is reintroducing its SGIA Expo T-shirt, for sale only at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12) and will donate all proceeds from its sale to www.lowernine.org, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the…
Ventex Technology, LLC—a company that provides neon and neon-to-LED retrofitting solutions—has announced that it is now offering its GTO-10 silicone integral sleeve wire in black and white in 250-foot spools.
SpeedPro Imaging, a leading printing and graphics franchise, is mapping out a strategic plan that extends the company’s firm grip as the large format imagery industry’s market leader. SpeedPro Imaging is experiencing unparalleled gains within…
Epson America today introduced its latest wide-format textile printer designed to deliver high-speed, reliable productivity for digital dye-sublimation transfers for a range of polyester textile and apparel applications. The new 64-inch Epson SureColor® F9370 delivers…
It seems like food and portion sizes just keep getting bigger, and shows like Man v. Food and Ginormous Food scour the country for menu items that tip the scale. But one recent sign project…
Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City debuted its “Glam Gardens” annual spring beauty event three years ago as a celebration of its top beauty retail partners and charitable partnership with The New York Botanical…
AXYZ International, a global CNC router and knife cutting systems manufacturer, will be demonstrating its Trident Series machine at the 2017 SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) Expo October 10-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise FASTSIGNS®, has opened two new centers in Canada in the first half of 2017 and signed four franchise agreements to develop additional new locations in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Oshawa in the coming…
Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announced that Steve Kiefer has been named President, North America, for Manitex International.
Expand into wider applications easily and efficiently with the HP 335 64-inch Latex Print and Cut Solution, available from GSG. From banners, displays, and exterior signage to floor graphics, stickers, and decals, the HPL335PC lets…
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has officially extended the deadline for sign, graphics and visual communications companies to comply with crane operator certification requirements. The new deadline is November 2018—a full year after…
ORAFOL Americas Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of twenty-one new ORACAL® 641 Economy Cal colors in a matte finish. Series 641, traditionally a high-gloss only calendered film, is a cost-effective alternative for short and medium-term applications. It…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that Valerie Belli, Vice President of the Enterprise Managed Services Division, is featured in The Cannata Report's 4th annual Women Influencers Issue.…
Retrofitting from fluorescent to LEDs can mean increased business for your company. Learn the basics of retrofitting from the experts at Principal LED by attending the “Retrofitting 101” webinar on September 27, 2017. In this…
Peerless-AV®, the leader in innovative audiovisual and digital signage solutions, is excited to introduce its new All-in-One Kiosk, powered by BrightSign®, the global market leader in digital signage media players. Featuring an elegant, sleek design…
The owners of Café Hollander embrace Dutch culture. They travel throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg and bring their favorite cultural aspects back to their U.S. cafés.
The up-and-coming Cannery Lindale is a retail, entertainment, and living development in Lindale, Texas that counts country music recording artist and native Miranda Lambert among its backers. Its management realized they needed on-premise custom signage…
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for sixty years, has announced its sponsorship of the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2017 Evening with Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner. Now in its twenty-fifth year, the Alliance to…
Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, announces the release of a new line of eco-solvent printers from the new PIXis product line. The PIXis ES eco-solvent printers are…
Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced its latest Océ VarioPrint i-series technology enhancement, which is poised to redefine inkjet expectations by empowering customers to print high-quality graphic arts applications with a…
The Gilman Brothers Company is proud to celebrate twenty-five years of continuous membership with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA). The SGIA, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is the graphic industry's trade association providing over 14,000…
The United States Sign Council (USSC) is pleased to announce that Daymond John, best-selling author, groundbreaking entrepreneurial expert, founder and CEO of FUBU Clothing, and reality television star, will be delivering the keynote address at…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced its partnership with OneVision Software AG, an international provider of innovative and cost-efficient software solutions for the printing, publishing, and media…
The Gilman Brothers Company is excited to announce the launch of their updated company website. 
Demonstrating a commitment to enhancing its solutions to help customers better meet their business goals, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the availability of PRISMAsync Color Print Server Version 5.2 for…
Deborah Corn, the architect of the world’s largest online community of print stakeholders, will address IPEX 2017 as the keynote speaker on the show’s second day, Wednesday November 1st.
InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show, will host the first Industrial Inkjet Conference May 1-2, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The conference will showcase how inkjet technologies are transforming the manufacturing sector…
Principal LED recently announced membership in World Sign Associates as the organization’s newest Associate Product Member. Membership in WSA is an honor for those companies that have shown their dedication to quality craftmanship, business ethics,…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that Sign Works, a preeminent sign and graphics provider based in Chicago, IL, has installed the award-winning Océ Colorado 1640 Printer,…
Aries Graphics International announces a new co-marketing and software integration partnership with ikeGPS that focuses on helping sign shops realize the value of using LED Wizard with Spike. LED Wizard is the global leader in…
It’s a story that I hear all the time—ordinances and regulations are putting a damper on creative sign design and damaging businesses that rely on those signs to brand their location and market their products.
Icon Image Graphics, a California-based company specializing in custom graphic installations, recently finished a job worthy of the big screen—a complete wrap makeover of a Nissan Rogue into a Star Wars X-wing fighter pilot.
Illustrating its advancements to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the graphic arts market, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be on hand for PRINT 17, the largest North American…
Today’s print buyers are imaginative, savvy, and demand green solutions. They create designs that push the limits of imagination and the limits of print capabilities. In order to answer these demands, printer manufacturers are consistently…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, is pleased to announce that the company has reached a milestone of 400 full-time employees between its…
Vixxo Sign and Lighting is excited to announce that it has been named the Best Signage award winner from Inside Self-Storage's (ISS) 2017 Best of Business reader-choice poll. Vixxo Sign and Lighting is a division of Vixxo,…
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies will use this year’s SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12) to demonstrate how large format print providers and sign & display companies can secure greater business opportunities and enhance their competitive…
For years, designers and architects selected LuciteLux® Light Guide Panel (LGP) for their edge-lit needs. Now known as LuciteLux® EdgeFX, the new product name better describes the continuous cast acrylic. EdgeFX is formulated with uniformly…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide format printers and cutters, has promoted Ryan Arakaki as advertising and events manager and welcomes Mark Rugen as the new director of training and education.
Expert graphics installer Rob Ivers, Rob Ivers Inc. (Raymore, Missouri) says customers want one-stop graphics shopping. “Adding installation to the services you offer is a way to satisfy clients who want to have a printer…
The WrapGlove™ brand is well known among the wrap installer community to make vehicle wrap installations faster and easier. The new blue glove with a red wrist band is exclusively made for ORAFOL and is…
Rockford Systems LLC and The Master Lock Company have announced a new joint initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of safety technologies throughout the North American manufacturing sector. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to reduce…
Mimaki USA has introduced the UCJV Series UV-LED cut-and-print devices, the only sixty-four-inch UV printers offering in-line cutting capability and models featuring white ink to enable four-layer printing. The UCJV Series will make its U.S.…
In another advancement for digital billboard operators, Watchfire Signs announces an industry-exclusive pre-sale advertising plan available on the next fifty billboard purchases. The Watchfire Advertising Plan connects billboard operators with Blip Billboards to deliver pre-sold advertising that dramatically reduces the…
Roland DGA and Avery Dennison will be partnering to conduct an informative, free webinar on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PDT (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern). The live webcast,…
INX International’s manufacturing group in Lebanon, Ohio has been selected as the 2017 Industrial Business of the Year by the Lebanon City Council. The award will be presented to INX officials by the Lebanon Area…
Ricoh has announced the success of its fourth annual INTERACT Users Community Event, an established community gathering built on trusted partnerships. Its value is rooted in attendees’ underlying belief that the best way to empower digital workplaces is to…
DC Collectibles recently approached James A. Powell, vice president of Design at Monster City Studios, a fully equipped design and fabrication company in Fresno, California, about doing a character statue for the annual, world-famous San…
Addressing the market demands for increased productivity and extended media capabilities, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN Series of sheetfed monochrome production presses at PRINT 17.…
Drytac®, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products and laminators, has partnered with leading printer manufacturer, Roland DGA Corporation, to create a portfolio of print media color profiles and cross-promote products. The two companies have also…
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has included the SGIA Expo in its ranking of Top 25 Fastest Growing Shows — Net Square Footage for 2016.
The United States Sign Council (USSC) is pleased to announce that registration is open for this year’s Sign World International tradeshow.
SAi will showcase business-enhancing capabilities of its added-value solutions at SGIA Expo (booth 2749). This includes time-saving mobile apps to cost-effective subscription packages, right through to membership of the company’s popular SIGN.com website designed to…
GMG Americas, the US-based office of GMG, announces they have opened an office in California to expand their presence on the West Coast. In charge of the facility is Eric Dalton, who was recently appointed…
Halo glow” channel letters, or “reverse-lit,” have long been an elegant way to provide illuminated signage for that special client. However the incorporation of LED lighting into these letter types has created a new need…
The three-day New York Comic Con takes over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the heart of New York City each fall. The largest pop culture event on the East Coast, it brings a…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a sign and visual graphics franchisor with more than 660 locations worldwide, recently hosted the seventh annual FASTSIGNS® Outside Sales Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. A record number of 305 people attended…
The United States Sign Council (USSC) has extended the deadline for entries in its annual Sign Design Contest. The deadline has been extended to October 2, 2017. The competition is open to USSC member companies.
Peerless-AV®, the leader in innovative audiovisual and digital signage solutions, is excited to introduce its new All-in-One Kiosk, powered by BrightSign®, the global market leader in digital signage media players.
The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) announced that registration is open for the 2017 NSSA Northeast Sign Expo to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford on September 28 and September 29,…
ORAFOL Europe GmbH is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rowland Technologies, Inc of Wallingford, CT.
Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, announces the release of a new line of UV flatbed printers from the new PIXis product line: PIXis UV Flatbed Printers. The…
Signs.com was ranked No. 100 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Signs.com’s ranking is due to its 3,847 percent sales growth over the past…
American RENOLIT Corp (ARC), a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic films in the USA, is now offering its customers in the sign and graphics market phthalate-free films from its production site in La Porte, Indiana.…
With more than 40 educational sessions and special events, plus over 570 exhibitors, the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12) is more than a trade show. It’s the largest printing industry event in North America. To…
Top Value Fabrics has expanded its textiles for latex printing with a new line of Latex Performance Textiles, specifically engineered to create durable, high-quality production graphics utilizing HP Latex Technology.
Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the 2017 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 1638X - 64 inch printer in the…
Howard Industries recognized a need to provide retail sign companies with a streamlined purchasing process for furnishing acrylic interior signage for medium- to large-scale projects. By utilizing the series’ predetermined designs and sizes, customers can…
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced availability of the Mimaki USA mobile app, for users to search and find printer, plotter, ink, software, color analysis and other information…
Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has introduced a new Universal Voltage LED Canopy Retrofit Kit to illuminate locations such as service stations, parking garage,…
The University of Notre Dame has partnered with ANC to install the first major video display system into the iconic Notre Dame Stadium. “Tradition is the cornerstone Notre Dame football,” said Notre Dame Vice President…
SGIA has announced the winners of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, and 49 products rose to the top of the 222 entries. (A list of category winners is below.) “Wherever we could, we…
The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced that it is accepting entries for its annual Sign Design Contest. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2017. The competition is open to USSC member companies.…
Print buyers from Ann Inc., REI, and Starbucks will tell print suppliers where and why sustainability figures into print buying decisions during the Brands Talking Sustainability luncheon at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12). The…
E. L. Hatton Sales Co., maker of Banner Ups® adhesive banner finishing tabs and tapes, now introduces Banner Ups® KederTape, an adhesive-coated keder that can be press-applied to fabrics for Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG) signs.…
Principal LED announces the move of its headquarters to a new facility within the San Angelo Business & Industrial Park in Texas, located off the 306 Loop near US 277/US 67. The relocation is a…
Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a leading manufacturer of custom LED display and lighting solutions, provided an integrated LED display system for MSG Networks. The project included four same-sized video screens and curved LED-backlit channel…
A leading manufacturer of signs, tags, and labels for industrial safety identification, TEK I.D. (www.tekid.com) has earned the safety industry’s trust for producing reliable and long lasting products. Printed on multiple material layers—but not paper—company…
Trotec Laser Inc., announces a new offering of solid wood panels, panels with authentic wood veneer, plywood panels, and MDF board to the engraving market. The expansion of Trotec’s material range means that the laser…
Laminators Inc., has issued a new and improved Sign Panel Production Guide with updated technical information including additional illustrations and step-by-step instructions. The new nineteen-page Guide covers the best practices from panel handling, storage, prep,…
Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a leading manufacturer of custom LED display and lighting solutions, recently completed installation of a series of interior LED video displays for the US headquarters of the world’s largest athletic…
Two new articles now at the Cortet by CEL Web site explain how a lighting manufacturer can successfully leverage emerging Smart Lighting Control trends and IoT technologies to expand their product lines and services, to…
Further strengthening its presence in the graphic arts market, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has revealed that the Océ Colorado 1640 will receive recognition as a 2017 MUST SEE ‘EMS award…
The Printerverse™: Print Media Centr (PMC) will bring an out-of-this-world lineup of expert panel presentations and special events to The Printerverse (Booth 4425) at PRINT 17, coming September 10-14 to Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The…
By investing in Esko (www.esko.com) Automation Engine, Promotional Screenprint (www.simply-reliable.com) has already helped to automatically send nesting layouts much faster to their Esko Kongsberg finishing tables, and has enhanced the preflight process—and that’s just a…
Global Imaging announces that it has hired David DeBandi (pictured) as South East Territory Sales Manager. DeBandi will be responsible for managing and growing the portfolio of all Global Imaging capital equipment products through solution-based…
Founded in 2004, Building Brothers, Inc. is a top sign permit expediter in New York City. The company has worked on many iconic New York City signage projects, including Yankee Stadium and the Comcast Building.…
SGIA’s 2017 Printed Electronics Symposium will focus on e-textiles, with a day of presentations exploring markets and applications for wearable technology. The October 10 conference will be held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention…
Roti Modern Mediterranean, a Chicago-based restaurant chain serving “Food That Loves You Back™,” has experienced considerable success and now serves wholesome meals to customers across twenty-five locations in New York, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the…
3M™ participated in the 2017 ESPN Summer X Games, held July 13-16 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit and event solutions is pleased to announce it recently doubled its display graphic printing capability. With additions of…
3M invites attendees of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to unleash their creativity in a live wrap competition on the tradeshow floor. Teams can register with two to four participants and will compete…
The process of delaying OSHA crane operator certification requirements for a year has taken another step forward, making it appear likely to be adopted. Last week, OSHA published updates expected in the next six months…
Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label, and industrial markets, has announced that SpotOn® Floor 200, a new film for floor advertising graphics, is now available across North America. The latest…
SA International (Booth 2749) has signed on to sponsor the Welcome Reception at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12), the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced today. “We greatly appreciate SA International’s sponsorship…
At 1,776 feet tall—a height designed to pay homage to the signing of the Declaration of Independence—New York City’s One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Featuring an iconic design…
Principal LED invites sign owners, builders, and distributors using P-LED products to enter the 2017 P-LED “What’s in Your Sign?” Photo Contest.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has teamed up with SignElements to give SGIA members discounted access to the more than 5.8 million graphics online at SignElements.com.
Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announces the appointment of two new distributors to its network of knuckleboom dealers.
Halco Lighting Technologies welcomes Bart Mei as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations. Mei will assume global leadership of the Halco Lighting supply chain, supplier management, and distribution operations. Mei comes to Halco from Feit…
The versatility of post-and-panel signs has made them a mainstay of the sign industry, but there are still materials, styles, and applications that have proven most effective for this product over the years.
Aerial work platform inspections might not be exciting, but these routine tasks collect critical information that helps operators, mechanics, and fleet managers keep equipment in service and ensure jobs are completed safely.
Introducing the most recent addition to the Howard Industries exterior signage systems—the HED I-FLEX versatile signage cabinet. This revolutionary new sign system offers both flush and standard face alternatives, non-illuminated and illuminated capabilities, a myriad…
The genesis of Internet-based promotions giant GotPrint.com has been characterized by agility, responding to consumer needs, and capitalizing on market opportunities. During their more than fifteen-plus-year tenure, GotPrint grew from a small, family-run business in…
PrinterEvolution, known in the grand format marketplace as a manufacturer of textile printers with unmatched price to performance ratio, has announced the U.S. launch of its D5300 DS sublimation printer. The remarkable D5300 DS is…
Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label, and industrial markets, has boosted its converting capabilities with the addition of a new German-made high-quality sheeter at its Canadian manufacturing plant.
A printing, imaging, or decorating shop isn’t just about technology. It’s a business, and like any business, it needs thoughtful, strategic planning for ongoing success. That’s the thinking behind the two half-day programs SGIA is…
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