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The United States Sign Council (USSC) is accepting entries for the second annual Vehicle Wrap Contest, held at Sign World International 2017. Vehicle wrap advertising, commercial fleet graphics and other graphics markets are in growth…
Celebrating its fourth year focusing on the original communications delivery device, International Print Day (IPD) throws open its virtual doors to the global print community on Wednesday, October 18th – and everyone is invited. Here…
The Northeast States Sign Association Board Members join Hartford City Council President T.J. Clarke and Expo Presenting Sponsors Pattison Sign Group representatives, Leisa Ritchie and Joanne Pelletier in officially opening the NSSA Annual Expo at…
SGIA presented winners of the Golden Image Competition on Thursday, October 12, at the 2017 SGIA Expo. Judges evaluated 300 entries from over 60 companies in 53 categories, and the Best of Show recipients were…
INX International Ink Co. has promoted Jim Lambert to the position of Vice President of Digital Sales – Ink and Hardware. He will continue reporting to Rick Clendenning, President and CEO. The announcement was made…
Brighten illuminated channel letters and cabinets! Grip-Gard® 3.5 VOC White Washprimer Light Enhancing from AkzoNobel is a chrome-free, one-component, self-etching primer for metal surfaces in the sign industry. It is suitable for most substrates, especially aluminum, steel,…
You can’t overstate how important networking and connections are to getting the job done,” said Edward Cook Jr., ECI Screen Print Inc., Chairman of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). “So FP3 will be the…
Custom assembly by a manufacturer means less time spent modifying a product and faster install times. It also means precise, catered solutions for customers. Learn more about the product customizations Principal LED offers by attending…
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce Edward Cook Jr. of ECI Screen Print Inc. as Chairman of its 2018 Board of Directors.
On Opening Day of the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, INX International Ink Co. announced plans to expand its iconic Research & Development complex in West Chicago, IL. When completed in July 2018, the facility…
At SGIA Expo 2017, HP Inc., announced a new range of durable textiles certified for HP Latex printers to produce soft signage and décor applications, combining durability and outstanding print quality with the benefits of water-based HP Latex technology.
Ricoh USA, Inc. unveiled its plans for SGIA EXPO, where its recently formed Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group will showcase the rapid growth of its industrial print portfolio and inkjet developments. A mix of brand-new,…
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, the home to professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities, and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media…
CWT Worktools is offering professional solutions for laminating and trimming, a complete range of sign making and print finishing equipment that will boost productivity and add value in any workshop. CWT Worktools is the manufacturer…
You’re invited to experience the Global Angel Wings Project at the SGIA Expo, presented by Pacific Coast Fabrics and Top Value Fabrics through partnership with world-famous artist Colette Miller.
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today introduced the CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter, a 4-foot-by-8-foot model with features to improve workflow efficiencies.
Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is pleased to announce that Michelle Kempf has joined its U.S. team in the role of Midwest Territory Sales Manager.
Rowmark LLC hosted approximately 1,000 eighth-grade students October 3-6, 2017 as part of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) “Dream it! Do it!” program. The program aims to introduce students to…
The University of Utah has selected North Ridge Construction, Inc., ANC, and TSA Architects to install a new center-hung display for the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The display will be ready for the 2017-2018 basketball…
Join the coverage on social media Friday, October 6th, as sixty-seven sign, graphics, and visual communications companies throughout North America participate in Sign Manufacturing Day on Friday,. Participating companies will use the hashtags #MFGDay17 and…
Mimaki USA, a manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the LA Series of wide format, heat-assisted laminators and laminating film. The LA-160W model will be on display in the Mimaki USA…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., as announced an expansion to its award-winning Professional Services offerings through a partnership with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends, developed to strengthen business development…
SENFA-Decoprint, part of the Chargeurs Group, will once again be exhibiting at SGIA in New Orleans (October 10th-12th, Booth #4141). SENFA is a regular participant at the SGIA exhibition, and this year, the company will…
SPGPrints will be presenting its comprehensive range of digital technologies and inks for textile printing at its booth (1653) at 2017 SGIA Expo, 10-12 October, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. At…
There are several reasons why wall wraps are Zachariah Lujano’s favorite graphics application—easier installation, quicker file generation, and the need for more vinyl square footage than a standard print job or vehicle wrap.
Wide format providers have discovered the versatile options Colter & Peterson offers, with paper cutters extending to the 141-inch range and having the ability to cut many different and difficult substrates. When the SGIA Expo…
Those attending the 2017 SGIA Expo, October 10-12 in New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, can get a firsthand look at Roland DGA’s latest digital technologies for integrated print/cut as well as print-and-cut workflows.…
thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, announced that thINK 2017 registration is now closed and the event has sold out, proving once more that the rise of inkjet and its…
Paradigm Imaging Group will be exhibiting at the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, LA. Show dates are October 10-12, 2017.Paradigm Imaging will work alongside Colortrac and Kurabo at Booth 2411 to provide demonstrations of the…
Grimco Inc, a wholesale sign supply company, announces its acquisition of Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions, Inc., a full line distributor of equipment and supplies for the wide‐format printing market.
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced enhancements to its Océ ProCut digital finishing systems with the new and intuitive Océ ProCut Auto Pilot automation option, now commercially…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, announced a partnership with Riffle & Associates, Inc. With offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Riffle & Associates will represent…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that its range of UV curable inks for the Océ Arizona family of flatbed printers and the recently launched, game-changing UVgel ink have achieved UL…
INX was recently honored as the 2017 Industrial Business of the Year by the Lebanon City Council, an award based on demonstrated success in job creation, facility appearance, production expansion, and commitment to the Lebanon…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is pleased to announce that year to date it has recycled 77.3 percent of its total waste.…
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has appointed Mr. Naoya Kawagoshi to the position of President, effective immediately. Mr. Kawagoshi was previously Vice President, Sales for Mimaki USA covering…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that its Large Format Solutions division has collaborated with Contex, one of the world’s largest developers and producers of large format…
Electricians are regularly called in to straighten out the mistakes of well-meaning but clueless amateurs who don't know the difference between an electrical code and a dress code. Now, Nonconductive Tool Company, the maker of…
Managing some 377 million square feet of floor space in 9,600 buildings, plus a 204,000 vehicle motor pool is the job of the GSA, the U.S. government’s General Services Administration. All these properties need durable…
During the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS) in Fort Worth, Texas, GSG hosted a Texas Strong fundraiser to help aid families along the Texas coast that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. GSG sold limited edition…
More than 350 visitors from 36 countries heeded the invitation to take part in Zünd Experience Days 2017, a three-day event held for the first time ever at Zünd headquarters in Altstätten, Switzerland. The recent…
The Gilman Brothers Company is proud to welcome Andrew Cwalinski as the company’s newest Business Development Leader.
What happens when you put a former park ranger behind the design table? Throw in a love of conservation and the natural world that continues into George Giavasis’s daily life, and you’ve got a window…
The largest group in recent times – 32 people representing 16 countries - took part in the INX International Ink Co. bi-annual International Partners and Distributors meeting, September 13-14.
The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) announced that 750 sign professionals from throughout the region have registered for the 2017 NSSA Northeast Sign Expo to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford…
Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty graphic display board, will be showcased by 3A Composites USA at the Specialty Imaging & Printing Technology 2017 SGIA Expo to be held Oct. 10-12 in New Orleans.
HP Inc., has announced the new HP Latex 115 Printer, offering the most economical entry point into sign and display printing services using high-quality, water-based HP Latex technology. The HP Latex 115 model is also…
OSI Creative, a leading provider of global supply chain managed solutions for point of purchase (POP) displays, consumer product packaging, and branded merchandise programs, has been named by Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) as one…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that Houston, Texas-based print leader, Alliance Graphics and Printing (Alliance), has opened the door to new inkjet business opportunities and markets with the…
At the upcoming Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) annual exhibition, scheduled for October 10-12 in New Orleans, Mimaki USA will be demonstrating a number of new products against the backdrop of the Mimaki Microfactory.…
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…
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