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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,…
In Salt Lake City, Utah, the debut of the 2,500-seat, $119 million George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater was highly anticipated—bringing to the downtown's cultural core a much-needed new venue large enough to accommodate…
A new tool from Nonconductive Tool Company is leading to safer, faster and more productive work methods for electricians, maintenance professionals and Do-It-Yourselfers. The new Voltclaw-12 is a simple-to-use, low-cost tool that is nonconductive to…
Roland DGA, a leading provider of wide-format printers, printer/cutters and other advanced digital devices, announced today that ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is now available for its Texart series dye-sublimation inkjets.
Color Ink, a Sussex, Wisconsin-based print services provider is changing its approach to traditional print while expanding into new markets with Fujifilm’s J Press 720S, a B2 size sheetfed production inkjet press.
The call is out for SGIA Golden Image award entries. Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) members are invited to submit their best work in this global contest of excellence in printing.
What technology can marry the classic style of a United States national historic landmark with the efficiency and elegance of twenty-first century lighting? LED lighting. Flexible LED products are allowing designers to explore fluid, organic…
LMT Onsrud hired Chris Pickett as sales director Eastern Region for the US and Canada. Pickett brings vast sales and technical experience and knowledge with extensive understanding of the Power Generation, Automotive, Aerospace and Heavy…
Two years ago, Team Concept Printing in Carol Stream, Illinois purchased a new forty-five-inch SABER® paper cutter from Colter & Peterson to handle an influx of work. Experiencing more growth and needing another machine, management…
The Arlon SLX™ Wrap Kit, available from GSG, allows for fast full and partial vehicle and fleet applications by a single installer at any experience level. SLX Cast Wrap premium 2-mil gloss white film features…
The University of Texas (UT) has selected ANC to install and operate a new video display system at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. The eighth largest stadium in the United States and the ninth largest…
Rollem’s upcoming West Coast event is a preview for many products scheduled for the Print ’17 event in Chicago this fall. Check out die cutting, embossing, and kiss-cutting at Rollem’s California Packaging and Finishing Open…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that Camelot Print & Copy Centers, (Camelot), a longstanding print provider located in the Capital Region of New York, has added…
GMG, a leading developer of high-end color management solutions, introduces two lines of new proof media, GMG ProofMedia premium and GMG ProofMedia studio. The newly formulated coating, applied on the premium line, makes the proof…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that its valued customer, PrintWorks & Co., is a proud sponsor of the annual Amy's Ride-Run-Walk in Quakertown, Pennsyvania. Powered by…
At the core of every business model is the drive and desire to stay ahead of the competition and keep customers coming back for more. To help graphics manufacturers stay apprised of advanced technology, trends,…
Since 1998, the United States Sign Council (USSC) has awarded scholarships to deserving college students. These awards reflect the USSC’s commitment to promoting education. “The USSC is delighted to have the opportunity to support these…
Sign Me Up is now offering business owners an opportunity to start a sign and printing business. Whether they’re looking start a retail store or a fabrication facility, Sign Me Up has the options available…
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 held at…
FASTSIGNS® International, Inc., the leading sign, graphic and visual communications franchisor of more than 650 locations worldwide, and Epson America, a global leader in printing technology, announced FASTSIGNS® is adopting Epson®-3M™ UltraChrome® GS3 Inks. Designed…
On Monday, May 15, 2017, Brown-Forman unveiled the newly redesigned Old Forester® water tower, which is above their corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The updated look was manufactured and installed by Showtime Sign & Design…
Lindsay Hingst of Valparaiso, Indiana was awarded her doctoral degree at the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan on Saturday, April 29. While at Michigan Tech, Dr. Hingst majored in…
Richard Childress Racing (RCR) team will be unveiling a new “Roland” race car wrap at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (North Carolina Education Lottery 200) this Friday, May 19, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The…
SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, hosted the most successful SpeedPro Imaging Franchisee Conference to date in Denver, CO from March 11-13, 2017 . The conference highlighted SpeedPro Imaging’s innovative company culture, promoted…
Singapore-based Participate in Design (P!D), a non-profit design, planning, and educational organization, recently created a toolkit for children, Save Your Streets: A Walkability Game, to build awareness of the importance of neighborhood planning after a…
Top Value Fabrics announces the launch of its new Print Media Web site at TVFMedia.com. In addition to being fully responsive, the newly launched Web site adds an expanded series of product applications, as well…
Matthews Paint recently launched a new, ongoing series of online tips to provide sign professionals expert advice on a variety of sign paint topics. Each month, Matthews Paint will release a new MPC Quick Tip…
The owners of Aloha Hair and Nail Spa, Trina Tran and Frank Chan, resided in Hawaii for fifteen years before moving to Bradenton, Florida several years ago to open up their boutique, where the “Aloha…
Sign shops may think they understand the sales model in our industry—manufacturers supply their products through distributors who then provide them to sign shops. However there is a role in our industry that is gaining…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, announces that John Lundberg has joined the company’s sales team as National Sales Manager for…
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) opened at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 7 with the 28th edition of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Thousands of attendees from around…
At FESPA 2017, Fujifilm will use its stand in Hall B4 (Stand B4L-E35) in Hamburg, Germany, May 8 – 12, 2017 to showcase a technology preview of a unique new modular flatbed production system using…
On Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT (10:00 am to 11:00am PDT), a free one-hour live webcast, “Make or Break: How Material and Equipment Affect Your Vehicle Wraps,” co-sponsored by…
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., recently announced that its original Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved the ECO PASSPORT certification from OEKO-TEX®. ECO PASSPORT is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their…
As a full-service provider of products and services for live events, The Trade Group helps brands plan and execute events both indoors and outdoors. In recent years, the company recognized a growing need for high-end, branded, temporary…
Ricoh has unveiled a pair of new devices designed to make professional, high-quality apparel printing easier, faster and more flexible. The RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printers boast an incredibly short route from design to…
Rowmark LLC introduces Message Board, a unique and fun plastic sheet material that comes in two specially engineered finishes that are chalk- and dry-erase-receptive.
The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced that Mark Czerniakowski has been elected as a member to its Board of Directors. The board provides direction and oversight for the industry’s largest trade association. Members…
In a world where trends seem to change every day, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not. 3M is excited to introduce a new product that makes it nearly…
Paradigm Imaging Group had partnered with SID Signs to exhibit this past April at the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas. This year their booth set a record amount of visitors from past…
The Dallas-based exhibit house and event marketing services provider is adding a new line of custom-looking island exhibits for the price conscious.
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced the official launch of its new online account management portal called myCSA Secure Account Management. The new portal is a user-friendly, comprehensive…
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for sixty years, announces the launch of new ColorLINE, FlexiBRITE, and LEDStripe border tubing colors, as well as expansion of the SloanLED Prism line to include High Output and Mini…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. hosted an exclusive celebratory luncheon at the Burlington, New Jersey facility to honor its Solutions Support Centers in Burlington, NJ and Itasca, IL…
Gable has designed, manufactured and installed new exterior identifying signage at PPG Paints Arena, the home of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. PPG, a Pittsburgh-based coatings company, chose Gable to conceptualize the signage development,…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the new ValueJet 626UF printer. The new VJ626UF 19-by-23-inch UV-LED flatbed printer is the latest in flatbed printing with an expanded print…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the new ValueJet 1948WX printer. The new VJ1948WX 75-inch four-head printer is made for high-production dye-sublimation printing. “The ValueJet 1948WX will further expand…
Hyatt’s All Things Creative of Buffalo, New York, introduces the MAX® Bepop CPM-200GU Label Printing and Cutting Machine. The MAX Bepop is a thermal-transfer printer and cutter, capable of creating safety labels, industrial decals, barcodes,…
Roland DGA has introduced new Project Based Learning (PBL) tutorials specifically designed for use with the company’s advanced digital devices in schools, colleges, and other learning environments. These ready-to-teach solutions offer educators a fun and…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor of more than 650 locations worldwide, announced today that it is seeking franchisees at the upcoming Idealliance Experience Annual Conference held in Tucson, Arizona from May 3…
Keystone Technologies, a leading manufacturer of quality-driven lighting solutions for over seventy years, is proud to announce the expansion of a fully compliant DLC 4 tube line up, the widest selection of LED tubes in…
Following three successful conference days, ICE USA, the International Converting Exhibition, and the inaugural InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show came to a triumphant close at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on…
ISA International Sign Expo 2017, the sign, graphics, and visual communications’ industry’s leading event, drew more than 20,500 to see the latest products across the breadth of the industry last week. Held this past April…
DaVinci Technologies, a distributor and manufacturer of wide format print media, has unveiled a completely redesigned Web site. The new Web site offers a variety of enhancements including secure browsing (HTTPS) and improvements to speed…
Trotec unveiled the SP2000, its new high-speed laser cutter for large format materials, at the ISA International Sign Expo show held in Las Vegas April 19-22. The new laser system drew much attention among attendees,…
Encore Products, a global manufacturer of a high-performance foam board products, announced today the launch of its new and completely redesigned website. Their newly structured website offers users quick and easy access to Encore’s wide…
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, recently announced the appointment of David Skinner as director of field applications engineering for North America.
Are you one of the many sign companies that focus heavily on your sales department when it comes to generating more money? Do you believe your sales staff is the main reason your projects close?…
Sometimes sign shops need a little help to get the job done, but in outsourcing a process or a part of a sign project, they don’t want to sacrifice quality. Wholesaler ImageFirst knows this sentiment…
Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, invites sign manufacturers to participate in its See the Signs Photo Contest on the Division’s Facebook page for a chance to win a promotions prize pack and a $500…
Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, introduces GENESIS® Lustral™ Coating System, a single-stage 2K urethane that offers sign finishers automotive-grade color, full gloss range, durability, and process efficiency.
Almost two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert. It was the court’s first sign-specific decision in over forty years, and the result is that practically…
Wall graphics are a great way to visually extend a business’s identity within an environment and create a brand experience for both customers and employees. To enhance the look and feel of a space with…
Trotec teamed up with Mimaki USA at this year’s show to demonstrate how digital printing and laser finishing work together to create new possibilities for design and valuable opportunities for businesses to differentiate themselves from…
Epson is now shipping a new series of co-branded inks—Epson-3M UltraChrome® GS3 Inks designed for use in Epson’s advanced SureColor® S-Series roll-to-roll solvent printers, including the SC-S40600, SC-S60600, and SC-S80600. The premium inks provide signmakers…
Gable, a world-class provider of signs and architectural elements, digital displays, audiovisual (AV) and media, and lighting solutions, has launched a new Website at gablecompany.com. The new Web site enhances Gable’s efforts to communicate its…
At ISA Sign Expo 2017, HP Inc., announced the HP Latex 300 Print and Cut Series, a dual-device solution for simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50 percent time savings. Designed for sign shops,…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, the company’s first wide format graphic arts roll-to-roll printer, will have its public debut in the U.S.A.…
The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is gathered in Las Vegas and the level of excitement is electrifying. ISA International Sign Expo 2017, the industry’s leading event, opened the 200,000-square-foot trade show floor today…
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the UJF-3042 Mark II (MkII) EX model, once again expanding the company’s award-winning and top-selling series of UV-LED tabletop printers. This…
When it comes to brand recognition and the ability to grab the attention of new and returning customers, image is everything, no matter the scope or location of a company. These principles hold true in…
Roland DGA Corporation has announced the launch of new InClix™ Creative Media Maker, a unique Web-based tool specially designed for sign professionals. An integrated creative design and workflow management system, InClix Creative Media Maker simplifies…
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