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DT Research, a leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, and Hilton Digital, a Hilton Displays company, have announced a Digital Menu Board (DMB) solution that eases compliance with the upcoming U.S.…
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kroy Sign Systems is responding to unprecedented demand for restroom signage, as new legislation became effective (March 2017) requiring all single-occupancy restrooms in the state of California to be open to all genders.…
Biesse Group would like to thank everyone who joined them for the Spring Inside Event held in their 23,000-square foot state-of-the-art showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina March 23-24. During the two-day event, we hosted more…
GSG Houston moved its operations to a new location on March 6th, 2017. The new facility has an additional 20,000 square feet, allowing Houston to stock more of the products that customers desire. The warehouse…
ITNH, Inc., a leading provider of equipment, inks, and media for wide format inkjet digital printing (including industrial UV curable applications), will be exhibiting at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on…
Laminators Inc. appoints David Steinbrink as its new Eastern Regional Sales Manager for their Sign Division. Steinbrink will focus on the New England, Metro New York, Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake and Southeast states, as well as regions…
If you can create innovative concepts, design the system, fabricate it, and finally, install a tradeshow experience, you can take on just about any large format display project.
Roland DGA has announced that it will be once again be offering its popular TrueVIS VG series “Free Third-Year Warranty” promotion. Valid now through May 30, 2017, the promo offers those who purchase a new TrueVIS…
Imagine how dangerous life would be without a crossing signal. Thousands of pounds of moving, motorized equipment don’t mesh well with fragile human anatomy. The system is remarkable when you stop and think about it.…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide format printers and cutters, welcomes new hire Jim Maffeo as Mutoh America, Inc.’s sales engineer for the Eastern and Canadian territories. Maffeo’s extensive background in wide format…
The USSC Foundation has funded a comprehensive report on the recent US Supreme Court case involving signs, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015). Hailed as a landmark case on signs and…
The expansion of a color portfolio can ignite creativity and kindle the inspiration behind exceptional wrap designs. 3M is committed to offering graphics installers the best products possible, and has thoughtfully developed ten brand new…
Trotec is pleased to present a Trotec Speedy 100 to entrepreneur Chris Ziesig, who won the bid on the laser system at the Awards and Recognition Industry Educational Foundation (ARIEF) silent auction held during the…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce Edison Retail Solutions, a Pennsauken, New Jersey-based signage and in-store décor provider, has chosen the new Inca Onset X3 high productivity UV flatbed printer, distributed…
Roland DGA has announced the launch of Roland PrintStudio by Caldera – powerful RIP and print management software designed to help Mac users get the most out of their Roland printers. PrintStudio offers a host…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced that Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resources consultancy that helps organizations transform the way they hire, promote, and develop leaders…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its linear LED options with EVERLINE® T5HO LED Tubes. Installers who are focused on light levels or…
The ISA Elite class of 2017 includes 34 emerging leaders in the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry. These leaders were selected to participate in special networking and educational opportunities. In all, almost 150 applicants…
Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas is one of the largest space museums in the world. The 105,000-square foot facility houses a significant collection of Russian/Soviet space artifacts, including a Vostok…
The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE), in an effort to fuel the next generation of study on on-premise signage, has announced the first class of emerging fellows. The class consists of…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, announces its constant environmental protection and recycling efforts in 2016 prevented 582 tons of materials…
GLS / NEXT Precision Marketing, the Midwest’s most awarded printing company, announces it is the first U.S. printer to receive a Special Mention for the Category HP Indigo Digital Printing from the Fedrigoni Top Award.…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, concluded its One Canon Event, held March 7-9 in Boca Raton, Florida. The occasion commemorated the Company’s Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) for its steady progress…
LexJet is pleased to announce the launch of ClearShield™ Thermal Laminates, which includes twenty new products with a variety of thicknesses and finishes. Ranging from 3 mil to 15 mil with luster, matte, gloss, smooth,…
3A Composites USA will be focused on creating corporate identity from the inside out with its full lines of interior rigid substrates and exterior aluminum composite materials at GlobalShop 2017 to be held March 28-30…
The United States Sign Council (USSC) is pleased to announce that its seminar proposal titled “A Guide to National Sign Illumination Standards” has been accepted by the American Planning Association for presentation at the APA…
Encouraging diversity and greater inclusivity broadens the potential for new ideas and opens the door for ingenuity, two aspects that fuel success in the ever-demanding graphic installation industry. 3M, an ambassador of creativity, innovation, and…
Anticipated growth for industrial, digital inkjet print technology for production in functional, decorative, and packaging printing sectors remains strong and buoyant, according to a new survey and report produced by I.T. Strategies for InPrint USA:…
Epson’s third annual Epson Digital Couture Project event was held on Tuesday, February 7 in advance of Fashion Week in New York City, providing a visual representation of how Epson’s digital printing technologies impact the fashion and…
AXYZ International, a global leader in CNC router manufacturing, announces the release of its second iBook, titled, “AXYZ PANELBuilder – The World’s Leading Panel Fabrication System.” The iBook delivers interactive information on AXYZ’s PANELBuilder system,…
Global Imaging introduced it’s newest portfolio partner, Massivit3D, at its recent Workflow Studio VIP Event. The event was attended by over seventy printing and textile business owners and manufacturer’s reps from eighteen states across the…
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for 60 years, announces new hires in North America and internationally, strengthening the company’s position in the LED industrial and commercial lighting space. Several positions are newly created and others…
thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, today announced that thINK 2017, its third annual user conference, will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on October 9-11, 2017.…
Principal LED is inviting visitors to explore its freshly redesigned Web site at www.p-led.com. The new Web site has been made-over to provide expanded product spec availability, powerful tools and calculators, improved navigation, and expanded news…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a world leader in imaging solutions, proudly introduces a new sixty-four-inch roll-to-roll printer designed to deliver exceptional productivity for high-quality indoor and outdoor graphics. Customers will be able to easily handle peak…
Roland DGA has announced the launch of its new CAMM-1 GR series—next-generation large format cutters engineered from the ground up to deliver best-in-class cutting quality and productivity. Combining rugged construction with a host of advanced…
Join Mimaki USA Midwest Region staff in Ballroom 7 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois for two days of networking opportunities, educational sessions, access to application experts and live demonstrations of…
E. L. Hatton Sales Co., the maker of Banner Ups, has made sign-making history by creating a banner that withstood winds up to 108 mph in research wind tunnel tests. The banner was constructed using…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division shares Acuity F customer success at Creative Printing, a Kansas City-area, family-owned and certified woman-owned print services provider, established in 1967.
The Trade Group, who recently launched a new Retail Merchandising and Displays division, has now launched an entirely new Commercial Graphics division. This new Commercial Graphics arm is a natural addition to The Trade Group’s…
With the creation of five new staff positions, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has expanded its outreach to the industry, said SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers.
The digital sign industry has experienced steady growth over the last few years, and if your shop isn’t offering this dynamic solution, you could be missing out.
Monuments, if designed and built well, can be a distinctive piece of signage for the end-user. They can also be a distinctive offering for the sign shop willing to venture into this field.
The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced the new officers elected to its Board of Directors. The officers, along with the rest of the board, provide direction and oversight for the industry’s largest trade…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, this year celebrates its seventieth anniversary in the industry. In 1947, the company was founded as Universal Manufacturing…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the recent install of the J Press 720S at Direct Edge Media, an Orange County, California-based full service print media provider, specializing in digital and large format,…
SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers met with representatives of Durst North America, EFI, Fujifilm North America, HP, and Inca Digital this month to discuss the need for a space in the industry to present…
Professional development and participation in continuing education are vital practices for the growth and advancement of both companies and individuals. Obtaining training and earning certification from 3M not only improves a shop’s expertise and reputation,…
ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart, and efficient LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor.
Johnson Plastics Plus has further increased its offering of wide format sheets to now offer large format (48-by-96-inch) sheets for sign makers in Rowmark’s Heavy Weightsä product line. Heavy Weights is a heavy gauge polymer…
Rowmark LLC has expanded its exclusive laserable Textures product line and is now offering two new trending colors popular for architectural and sign making projects, Aquamarine/White and Red Clay/White. These two new color options will…
Kett Tool Company helps plastic fabricators, siding installers and sign companies conserve materials with the swiping cut action of the KD-441 Scissor Shears.
Gemini, an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces the availability of the 2017 US Professional Signage Catalog and price list for sign design and recognition professionals.
Drytac announces that Peter Bourgeois has joined its Canadian team as territory sales manager, Western Canada. Bourgeois will be responsible for driving sales through multiple market channels via established and newly developed partnerships. His primary…
Johnson Plastics Plus is now offering large format (48-by-96-inch) sheets for sign makers. The sheet is available in Clear only, in three finishes: gloss/gloss, matte/matte, and matte/gloss. The sheets are available in the following thicknesses:…
The versatility of digitally printed vinyl cannot be overstated; the only real limits are one’s imagination.
With the new year upon us, many shops may be reexamining their business plans, considering new equipment purchases, and searching for uncharted profit avenues. Change is the topic of the day. Of course, it’s easier…
Thomas Research Products has introduced an entirely new family of feature-rich programmable LED drivers under the SelectSync name. These cost-competitive models offer a variety of new solutions for powering intelligent lighting devices. Thomas Research Products…
As the lighting industry becomes an all-LED market, customers are separating innovations that add real value from those that offer technology for technology’s sake according to Bob Howard-Anderson, CEO of Fulham Co., Inc., supplier of…
Each year, the United States Sign Council (USSC) awards three $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for an additional three years (provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average). The USSC Scholarship Program is a…
SGIA has signed on as a sponsor of Smithers-Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference (Atlanta, June 6-7, 2017). SGIA President CEO Ford Bowers has accepted a spot on the DPP Advisory Board. The DPP…
The Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, is pleased to announce the Committee Chairs that will lead the programmatic development for the organization in 2016. In addition…
Johnson Plastics Plus is now carrying the full line of LaserBits products. Customers can browse the complete LaserBits product line in the Johnson Plastics Plus 2017 Engraving Equipment & Supplies catalog or shop at www.johnsonplasticsplus.com.
Building on a decade of experience in inkjet technology, Canon U.S.A, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced its new Océ ProStream series inkjet press, a solution designed to open up new business…
Keystone Technologies has introduced an LED tube with a Color Rendering Index (CRI) rating greater than 90. DirectDrive HiCRI tubes increase visual acuity by producing brighter, truer colors, especially reds and whites. They are a…
It’s almost that time of year again! Spring is coming and, with it, the urge to start planting flowers and plants in the rejuvenating garden or rearrange plant pots at your porch. Vista System, a…
The Rolinx Kala® Mistral roller laminator, available from GSG, offers versatility, quality and productivity that are exceptional in its price range. It performs single-side lamination, with or without waste paper, and simultaneous lamination and adhesive…
Electronics For Imaging™ announced today the launch of a new EFI Fiery® digital front end (DFE) that delivers the latest Fiery technology to increase performance and productivity on RICOH Pro 8200 Series black-and-white production printers.
This year’s theme at the Alliance Franchise Brands Sign & Graphics Convention is “Aiming for the Future”, an appropriate and compelling choice since it is one of the world’s largest business-to-business franchises serving the graphic…
Trotec Laser Inc., is proud to announce the launch of a new materials range boasting a wide selection of laser and rotary laminates designed for engravers and sign makers. The new line offers more than…
Rowmark introduces Points Plus, the easy-to-use rewards program that is free for customers and available across a network of suppliers.
Global Imaging and Massivit 3D are pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution agreement enabling Global Imaging to sell and support Massivit 3D’s wide format 3D printing solution. This includes the Massivit 1800…
The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) has announced that the 2017 NSSA Northeast Sign Expo will be held this year at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford, Connecticut on September 28 and September 29,…
At the annual Congress of Committees, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) committee members elected officers for SGIA’s eight committees. “We have a dedicated membership and volunteers, and that’s never been more important than it is…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the recent install of the Inca Onset X2, at Innomark, a Miamisburg, Ohio-based visual communications provider for retail signage, displays, and packaging; offering in-house design, printing, manufacturing…
Trade Show Executive (TSE), a publication covering the trade show industry, has named the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16) to its roster of 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space.
The Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI) has awarded its second $1,000 scholarship to a college student who is pursuing sign-related studies.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has signed on as an Association Partner for the inaugural InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise, announced that it is attending and sponsoring The Franchise Show in Calgary from Feb. 11 to 12, 2017 at the Big…
Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, announced four winning business partners during the eighth annual ProVisions™ Vendor Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Orlando, in Orlando, Florida on February 1.
Epson, the leader in global textile printing innovation, hosted its third-annual Epson "Digital Couture" Fashion event on Feb. 7th, 2017, leading up to New York Fashion Week.
Image Test Labs™ (ITL), a division of Technology Watch, LLC announces that it has launched SmartBuy™, a unique printing press procurement resource for both digital and analog print providers. 
Radio Disney Country Artist and Massachusetts native Jessie Chris has announced that she will serve as an Ambassador for the SYLVANIA Lighting by LEDVANCE “Be The Light Campaign”. Chris, who herself was a victim of extreme bullying as…
Principal LED invites sign owners, builders, and distributors using P-LED products to enter the 2017 P-LED Lucky Day Photo Contest. The grand prize is $500. Prizes for second place, $300, and first place, $200, will…
Hendrick Manufacturing Corporation has launched its new Web site at www.hendrickmanufacturing.com with access to information on a wide array of wide array of sawing and CNC routing solutions. The navigation and design of the Web…
Rowmark LLC has innovatively expanded its product offering to be the first to supply the market with Lucent, a versatile, easy-to use sheet material ideal for creating custom stencils, templates, educational, and promotional tools. Lucent…
The Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the only independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, invites DSF members and non-members alike, to attend its Wednesday, Feb. 22 “Hangout” panel discussion at 2pm EST, entitled,…
Bronto Skylift, a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial work platforms (AWPs), will be showing and demonstrating their Model S-174 XDT truck-mounted aerial platform in Booth 701 at the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) UNITE…
Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced the launch of its new Avalanche R-Series with ink recirculation system.
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced that Bacompt, a renowned provider of data processing, printing, and mailing of information-sensitive documents located in Carmel, IN, selected the revolutionary Océ…
Agfa Graphics has hired Tom Molamphy as business development manager for the Industrial Inkjet Ink Division. Molamphy will focus on generating new business relationships in the United States and Canada for the fast growing industrial…
HP Signage Suite provides cloud-based Web apps for easy signage creation, helping PSPs and small sign and copy shops with HP Latex and HP DesignJet printers drive new growth for applications such as rollups, banners…
Sign-making companies that turn out custom work for clients are now benefitting from the use of programmable CNC (computer numerical control) routers. This technology is operator-friendly and offers cost-effective ways to maximize productivity, making it…
In 2003, Lucky Strike Entertainment struck gold when they launched their first Lucky Strike Bowling location in Hollywood, which trendily mixed modern nightclub sensibilities with bowling alleys to create a hip, happening hangout. Now some…
After twenty-five years of training outside of Boston, the NHL’s Boston Bruins returned to the city this past September thanks to the opening of the Warrior Ice Arena, built and owned by New Balance®. The…
Johnson Plastics Plus, a leading provider of engraving products and dye sublimation systems and supplies, has announced the nationwide rollout of its new Flat Rate Delivery options. In an unprecedented move, the new Johnson Plastics…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announces that it was selected as the number one pick for Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the brand…
Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international tradeshow and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology, and digital communications networks, has announced the twenty-seven finalists for its APEX Installation Awards for 2017. The…
AXYZ International, a global manufacturer leader in CNC router and knife cutting systems, recently unveiled its redesigned Web site (www.axyz.com) The updated Web site provides visitors with access to CNC router information and resources in…
Roland DGA Corporation has announced that its Roland VersaWorks® Dual RIP and print management software is now available free of charge to customers of several additional existing printer models. VersaWorks Dual, already available for Roland’s…
All seats are filled for SGIA’s upcoming Color Management Boot Camp (March 7-9, 2017). The two-day workshop focuses on color management for wide format inkjet printing and will be led by a team of color experts:…
DaVinci Technologies has announced the availability of three new magnetic-receptive print media products. Signetics Select, Signetics LTX, and Signetics Duo offer effortless installation across a wide variety of applications including menu boards, retail P-O-P, P-O-S…
If you’re going to be at the Information Management Institute’s Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference, you’re going to want to see Agfa Graphics’ own Tom Molamphy talking about the latest developments in ink technology for industrial…
Duracal 530, offered by Imprintables Warehouse, has recently been improved with a new formula making it easier to cut, weed, and apply. This low-cost alternative to name-brand calendered sign vinyl is designed for medium-term applications…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, is seeking franchisees at the fifth annual National Print Owners Association Conference (NPOA) next month. The conference will be held at the InterContinental New Orleans located just blocks away…
Vastex International has introduced a new Wall Mount Pallet Rack for organizing and storing of screen printing pallets. Also called a “pallet tree,” the unit is constructed of heavy-gauge carbon steel with durable baked-enamel finish…
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) have jointly announced the introduction of a certification program for operators of dedicated pile-driving equipment.
Mutoh America, Inc. will begin its new and expanded line of dealer and end user training courses in January.
Supply55, Inc. a leading provider of value added products to the sign, screen and graphic arts market is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with NEPATA GmbH for the distribution of NEPATA covering equipment in…
The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE), in an effort to build brand awareness and enhance constituent relations, has partnered with the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. 
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is pleased to announce a partnership with Pennsylvania-based Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. to be an authorized distributor of its…
Poyant, a New Bedford sign manufacturer and branding specialist, recently designed, fabricated, and installed a replica of the landmark neon-illuminated Schrafft’s sign in Charlestown.
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