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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…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that two flatbed cutter models have been added to their Colex Sharpcut product offering. The Colex® Sharpcut™ Digital Finishing System was…
Continuing to expand its product line to meet the needs of diverse customers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the introduction of the imagePROGRAF Le MFP Series, designed to offer…
American RENOLIT Corp (ARC), a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic films in the USA, is investing in a new calender line that will extend the capacity of its production plant in La Porte, Indiana. After…
Piedmont Plastics®, a premier North American distributor and convertor of plastics sheet, rod tube, and film products, announces its new partnership with Gemini, a wholesale manufacturer of sign components. This new partnership will enhance Piedmont…
Nonconductive Tool Company (NTC) continues to revolutionize the tool industry with the introduction of the Voltclaw Multi-Gauge electrician's tool. Designed to bring added productivity to the jobsite, the new tool provides electricians with a safer, faster way to manage…
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for sixty years, announces the launch of Cold Deck FIT LED lighting system for multi-deck merchandisers. Cold Deck FIT optimizes the visual appeal of produce, meat, and dairy cases, while dramatically lowering…
When the members of more than 1,000 Fab Labs around the world gather in Santiago, Chile for FAB13 July 31 through August 6, 2017, Roland DG will once again be on hand as a key…
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), owner and producer of the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12), is pleased to announce three single-day sessions of the Wrap Like a Pro workshop led by Rob Ivers, Rob…
SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, is embracing its role as the industry’s technology leader with the inclusion of the HP FB550 UV Flatbed printer in the newly updated and more robust franchise…
Halco Lighting Technologies, makers of LED Lamps, Luminaires, and traditional Lamps, announces a new brand identity campaign for J&J Electronics, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Pool, Spa, and Fountain lighting products. The purchase of J&J…
A Norwegian airline is celebrating Freddie Mercury’s upcoming seventy-first birthday by featuring the Queen legend’s face on their aircraft. The aptly titled Nordic airline, Norwegian, are marking their rapid expansion into the U.K. market by…
Kett Tool Company helps body shop owners, metal fabricators, and bus, car, and truck repair experts conserve materials with the double cutting action of the KD-442 Double-Cut Shears. When cutting cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and…
Savvy print buyers understand the power of the right color, and SGIA Digital Color Professional certification shows them you know how to get color right. Certification has two levels: SGIA Qualified Digital Color Professionals have passed a…
Ultraflex Systems Inc. welcomes Diane Meyer as Western Territory Sales manager. Meyer joins the Ultraflex sales team with years of experience in sales and service. Her diverse background with sales and service to the digital…
Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the immediate release of ONYX Hub software, the latest product in the ONYX SiteSolutions family. ONYX Hub software is designed to bring real-time, historic, and trend data to business owners…
Vanguard Packaging, a leading converter of point-of-purchase displays, signage, retail packaging, and corrugated boxes, has expanded its digital printing capacity with an HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press. The Scitex digital press, installed at Vanguard’s underground facility…
Onyx Graphics, Inc. today released ONYX 12.2 software, the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce SGIA Digital Color Professional certification — and the first class of credentialed imagers. “Color is important to a successful job and customer satisfaction. You need…
In April of this year, Summa nv communicated it would set up a subsidiary or-ganization, Summa America, to develop its business in the Americas. Summa America is proud to announce it will open a “Customer…
Top Value Fabrics announces the acquisition of Pacific Coast Fabrics. The acquisition expands the company’s product offerings and strengthens its West Coast distribution network for printable textiles. “TVF is known throughout the industry for outstanding…
The International Sign Association is reporting that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken the first steps in delaying the crane operator certification requirement due to take effect in November. While the rule…
LexJet is pleased to introduce its first mould-made fine art paper, LexJet Sunset Copperplate Rag 315gsm. This 100 percent cotton base is manufactured for digital printing but simulates a specialty handmade paper. Fine art printers and…
thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, has announced that thINK 2017 registration is now open to both current Canon inkjet customers and those looking to invest in the growing market for the…
Located just outside of Milwaukee, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, The Corners of Brookfield is a 400,000 square-foot, open-air town center with premier retail and dining, 244 luxury residences and a central market square. A joint project…
Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc. (“Provision”), a subsidiary of Provision Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: PVHO), has announced that the Company has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with Discount Drug Mart, Inc., to install Provision’s proprietary 3D…
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) members and staff welcomed forty secondary and post-secondary students to the graphic imaging–sublimation and screen printing competitions at last week’s 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Students represented…
One Menasha Center, a gleaming new eight-story office building in Menasha, Wisconsin, was built to be a catalyst for economic growth. The $12.6 million, 115,000-square-foot tower anchors the downtown business district. Midway through construction, the…
Trotec is co-hosting a free seminar in August with IKONICS Imaging and JDS Industries to share insight on how three important technologies—lasers, sandblasting, and sublimation—can work together to give awards and engraving businesses a competitive…
Trotec is now offering the MOPA fiber laser source as an option for its SpeedMarker galvo laser marking systems. MOPA technology opens up a new world of possibilities for marking metals and plastics because it allows the…
AXYZ International, a leader in global CNC router manufacturing, is proud to announce the delivery of its 6,000th machine. The company first started making CNC routers at its Burlington, Ontario facility in October 1994. Currently,…
The annual Sign Invitational competition invites sign makers to submit proposals of dimensional signs following a certain theme for entry, with the best-of-the-best selected to participate (“Quite a Contraption,” July 2016). Since this year’s contest…
The 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12) is more than a technological wonderland for the printing industry. It’s the place to learn the latest about what’s moving the industry forward—and how to make the most…
In August 2016, a large government agency began its search for new signage solutions for its Washington, D.C. facility. With 12 floors, 8,000 rooms, and ongoing renovations, guests and employees often had trouble navigating the…
The only thing better than doing a good job on part of a customer’s campaign is doing a good job on all of a customer’s campaign. These days, a lot of campaigns leverage both digital…
In April of this year, Summa nv announced it would set up a subsidiary organiza-tion, Summa America, to develop its business in the Americas.Summa America is proud to announce that Barry Budwit will be taking…
Every project is different. Some may be big and bold while others are small and subtle, but no matter the scope, success depends on having the right products. As the sign industry continues to evolve,…
GSG, a distributor of consumables and equipment for the apparel decorating, digital printing, commercial sign, and electrical sign industries, offers regular monthly classes as part of its GSG U program. The classes are conducted at…
Engineerica Systems, Inc., a software development company specializing in tracking applications, announces a new Cloud-based system for tracking employee training. The system called AccuTraining allows companies to track their employee training classes and training progress.
Pinnacle Custom Signs was recently featured in the filming of the upcoming episode of Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones. The show — focusing on the economic impact of signage in the business industry…
Located in north Dallas, Galleria Dallas welcomes more than 19 million shoppers annually to its 200 stores and restaurants, ice rink and award-winning Westin Galleria Hotel. Constructed in 1982, Galleria Dallas is North Texas’ largest…
Opening a dialogue is the first step in fully understanding women’s roles in the printing industry, and it’s a step that the Women in Print Alliance is undertaking, according to Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government…
Vastex International, a world-leading manufacturer of screen printing equipment, has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president. “The new facility will enable us to streamline…
Peerless-AV®, a leader in innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at InfoComm, June 14-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Peerless-AV’s Daytona 500-themed booth (Booth…
For the past year, LexJet’s developers have been hard at work redesigning LexJet.com to deliver a faster, easier-to-use, more responsive online experience for their customers. “Since we started LexJet in 1994, our focus has always been providing…
The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) is pleased to announce that Pattison Sign Group Inc. has been brought on board as the Presenting Sponsor the 2017 NSSA Northeast Sign Expo. The EXPO will be held…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, a leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise, has announced that CEO Catherine Monson will speak at the International Franchise Expo from June 15-17 at The Javits Center in New York City. Additionally entrepreneurs…
Peachtree City Foamcraft has released the names of the winning entries in their annual Monument Sign Design Contest.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on Safe + Sound Week (June 12–18, 2017), a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding…
Cardinal Manufacturing offers CNC routing and laser cutting for metal fabrication and production, engraving, a large format print department and full visual solutions for interior/exterior signage, including signing planning and development. Located in Indianapolis, IN,…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced that it is attending and sponsoring the International Franchise Expo from June 15-17 at The Javits Center in New York…
E Ink Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TWO), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world, has announced that E Ink Prism™, the groundbreaking product designed to transform the way spaces and surroundings are experienced, will…
Principal LED is excited to provide another helpful tool and resource for our customers—the NEW online eZLayout Builder available at www.p-led.com/ezlayouts. This easy-to-use tool allows customers to create sign layouts using various P-LED products, perfect for…
LAMATEK, Inc. now offers 3M™ Extreme Sealing Tape, a highly conformable, single-sided acrylic tape designed for difficult sealing applications. True to its name, 3M Extreme Sealing Tape holds securely through sun, rain, snow, temperature extremes,…
ORAFOL Americas welcomes Guillermo “Memo” Lopez as the new South America Territory Manager. He will report to Gary Bender, Director of Sales – Graphic Products and Adhesive Tape Systems.
Edge peeling makes every sign maker’s list of top vinyl problems. Failure to properly clean the substrate and failure to resqueegee the graphic after removing the application tape causes many edge-lifting problems. While graphics installers…
Thanks to advances in both substrates and fabricating processes, ADA signage has come a long way from its roots as utilitarian signage.
Plans are underway for a digital textile printing conference, jointly hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and AATCC, The Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals, November 29–30, 2017, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that the COLORlynx Color Management Suite has received the G7 Certified System designation from the International Digital Enterprise Alliance (Idealliance), a…
HP introduces a new economical display film with an innovative three-layer construction of polyester and polypropylene for incomparable lay-flat properties. This heavyweight film produces rigid, durable displays suitable for retractable banner stands and tradeshow graphics.…
Dietzgen Corporation has purchased the wide format media division of National / AZON Inc., including the converting assets and the Azon Color™ brand. The acquisition will consolidate two of the most recognized names in the…
GMG, the leading developer of color management solutions, makes pre-press work more efficient. The new GMG ColorServer 5.0 comes with an improved hotfolder-based automation, designed for maximum productivity and process safety.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is pleased to announce that it added 28 new positions since January of this year.
Roland DGA has added new HeatSoft™ SATIN (ESM-HTMS) to its existing lineup of high quality media offerings. Roland’s HeatSoft SATIN is an inkjet-printable, polyurethane media that images beautifully and is extremely easy to work with,…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Image360-RVA, a large format service provider in Richmond, Virginia, has installed the Océ ColorWave 910 printer to expand capabilities and services for…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, will expand its ESR Series of electronic sign ballasts for magnetic replacement with the addition of rapid-start, series-wired…
QuirkLogic, Inc. a provider of workplace productivity technology to help teams spark and grow big ideas, expects general availability of its real-time ideation solution, QuillaTM in July. More than a digital writing device, Quilla enables teams with…
Doug Osterberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Appleton Coated LLC, and Guy Spinelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Jet Inc., announce that they have entered into an agreement for Appleton Coated to…
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will have a new look racing into the first two double-headers of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallyross season, shifting colors as Scott Speed shifts gears in his No. 41 ORAFOL Beetle…
Ninety days after announcing the industry’s first points-based rewards program, Rowmark welcomes a new supplier to the Points Plus Rewards program partner network. Customers of SEPS Graphics (Birmingham, AL), primarily recognized as a wholesale distributor…
SGIA is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the SGIA Scholarship. SGIA selected the recipients from a pool of thirty-two applicants, based on academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to a career in graphic communications, printing…
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has delayed a recordkeeping rule due to take effect July 1. The rule would have required companies to file regular reports of injuries and illnesses. OSHA deemed sign,…
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