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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.
Kett Tool Company eliminates airborne dust for reduced cleanup with the KD-1495 Fiber-Cement Shears. The handheld shears quickly and easily cut fiber-cement siding and backer board using a shearing action that curls the waste strip,…
The first season of the new GSN series Window Warriors—a new, skill-based competition TV series combining art and commerce—concluded recently, with the winner, Timothy Howe (pictured), walking away with the $100,000 grand prize. Throughout the…
Three thought leaders widely recognized as visionaries in the realms of light, technology, design, art and science will deliver headlining keynote presentations addressing a common theme of transforming the future at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2017…
Have questions about the Fusion Freedom™? Interested, but want to see how other customers are using this groundbreaking product? Never heard of the Fusion Freedom? All of the above are great reasons to register today…
When making a decision on remodeling your professional office, one of the most important parts of the process is ensuring your facility complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The last comprehensive ADA Standards for…
Roland DGA, a leading provider of advanced wide format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced its schedule of Born-to-Wrap™ workshops for 2017. The classes offered, which take place at various locations throughout…
Ricoh USA, Inc., has announced that the Philadelphia Eagles have expanded their partnership with Ricoh, both as their official document solutions provider and as an official partner. With these agreements, Ricoh’s commitment to the Philadelphia market continues…
This past December, at the annual USSC Sign World International Tradeshow held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, there was a little more than business as usual at this event.…
A friend of mine was recently hired to design an identification pylon for an indoor tradeshow exhibit. He began by trying to get as much height on it as possible, but his client told him…
Brooke Albring is a self-described dreamer and visionary with a bit of rebelliousness thrown in. All three qualities have helped her to excel in the sign industry and push the limits of sign design.
3M is excited to announce the launch of 3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Film 480mC, now featuring the many high-quality benefits of Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology. Additionally, 3M continues to expand the versatility of its…
This past October, DUNA-USA, manufacturers of CORAFOAM® HDU, invited select dimensional sign fabricators across the country to partake in its first-ever “Spirit of Christmas” Sign Contest. The manufacturer had seen some amazing-looking dimensional signs being…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced its first-of-the-year specials. Offers are valid now through March 31st, 2017.
Johnson Plastics is excited to announce the full integration of Johnson Plastics and Bur-Lane, Inc. with the launch of Johnson Plastics Plus on February 6, 2017. Johnson Plastics Plus customers have access to the largest…
OKI Data Americas is taking color printing to the next level for creative businesses and print houses with the launch of the new Pro6410 NeonColor printer and introduction of white toner technology, to its range…
OSI Creative, a leading provider of global supply chain managed solutions for point-of-purchase displays (POP), consumer product packaging, and branded merchandise programs, announced the company will be joining forces with RP Creative Display.
Innovations in Optics, Inc. has joined the Texas Instruments Design Network – offering LumiBright™ UV-LED Illuminators for TI DLP® technology.
Peerless-AV®, the leader in audio visual solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of its updated Certified Manufacturer Installer Training Program.
Customers from around the world are at Wynn Las Vegas as the Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Connect event once again reached sell-out capacity, with attendees from 37 nations gathered to participate in one of the…
Condé Systems has added the new Geo Knight DK3T tapered/latte mug press to its DyeTrans family of sublimation equipment.
In conjunction with our commitment to providing excellent marketing tools to our sign industry distribution partners, Sign Stuff, Inc. is pleased to announce a new showroom display for JustAddBanner™ and JustAddBanner Deluxe™, our patent-pending outdoor…
Bronto Skylift, a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial work platforms (AWPs), has named TGM Wind Services LLC, an AWP rental specialist, as Distributor for Bronto products in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas,…
Top Value Fabrics has expanded its line of display fabrics with DigiCompetition, engineered specifically for the retail market.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce that the company has partnered with UPS® to participate in the Carbon Neutral…
Ink2image, a Glenview, IL-based Manufacturer of digital inks and media, has launched a new canvas wrapping system that enables wide format inkjet users to make hexagonal-shaped canvas wraps in a matter of minutes without specialist…
While the digital industrial print market in Europe is a bit more mature than North America, the U.S. is developing into an important market for print innovation, according to a new white paper produced by…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced that it has signed 63 franchise agreements in 2016 with new and existing franchisees in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. In the third quarter alone, the…
Redefining the boundaries of what’s possible through its strong focus on innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has for the thirty-first consecutive year, secured…
Day-to-day production for a print service provider tends to be diverse and challenging. From plexiglass and polycarbonate to aluminum, Dibond, MDF, and other wood products, many substrates consist of materials that require different processing methods.…
Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, announces the release of a new thirty-six-inch desktop large format scanner by Graphtec. Graphtec is a leading manufacturer of powerful, yet easy…
Xaar has signed an agreement with Xerox Corporation to partner in bulk piezoelectric (piezo) inkjet printheads. This partnership capitalizes on each company's considerable expertise in bulk piezo printhead development, will deliver substantial benefits to the market…
Custom sign manufacturer Sign Effectz, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been nominated for 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award (MOTY). The MOTY award program is an annual recognition of excellence in manufacturing. It celebrates the…
The NHL's Montreal Canadiens hold a record twenty-four Stanley Cup championships—this storied franchise knows how to capture the hearts and eyes of their loyal fanbase. The Matrox Maevex™ H.264 encoders and decoders are the perfect…
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, thas announced the addition of the VersaUV® LEF-200 to its lineup of benchtop UV flatbed inkjet printers. Improving on and replacing the previous generation…
Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications.…
Ricoh USA, Inc., has announced that Alta Systems, a communications company focused on professional, personable and creative print and mail services, has overhauled its digital print operations with solutions and professional services from Ricoh. Since signing…
With Arizona receiving over 300 days of sunshine annually, this week’s FASTSIGNS® Convention could not be held in a more appropriate location for INX Digital’s (booth 418) TRIANGLE® brand of alternative inkjet inks.
The Gilman Brothers Company is proud to announce the recent hire of Bryan Doi as Business Development Leader.
Introducing Belbien Architectural Finishes, innovative architectural finishes that can be installed on interior signage and substrates to simulate a wide variety of natural and synthetic finishes like wood, stone, metal, and leather. Belbien is a…
PIP Printing of Alaska in Anchorage has been in business since it opened its doors over thirty-five years ago. The company specializes in large format printing while also offering marketing services.
Standoffs are round, metallic, puck-topped little barrels that hold flat acrylic and metal sign panels and plaques in many exterior and interior locations.
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will produce its 2018 trade show and conference in Chicago in a strategic move designed to accommodate its continuing growth, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the recent install of the J Press 720S at Quad/Graphics’ Dallas, Texas, location, a Commercial & Specialty facility that specializes in high-quality short-run and print-on-demand catalogs, annual…
Ricoh USA, Inc., has announced the RICOH Pro C5200s series, a digital color production printer series designed to help reduce print costs for in-house print centers, corporate reprographics departments, print-for-pay, and commercial printers. Today’s production print…
Being pulled from an athletic event with an injury could be enough to wrinkle any high school athlete’s brow. But for members of the Vicksburg High School “Bulldogs” athletic teams in Vicksburg, Michigan, a visit…
University of Florida (UF) and ANC has announced the installation of a new center-hung display for the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The install was part of UF’s larger renovation and expansion…
HP introduces the new addition to its digital wallcovering portfolio: HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper. This one-of-a-kind paper has a soft, textured feel of suede that adds a sense of luxury and warmth to an…
Onyx Graphics, Inc., has announced the immediate availability of ONYX 12.1 software, the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products. ONYX 12.1 software features accelerated speed and performance, a simplified…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is honored to announce that the company was recently named one of the Best and Brightest Companies…
Ready for neon appeal but with the benefits and savings of LED? Enjoy the fresh new border solution from Principal LED, the Street Wrap™. The new Street Wrap is populated with LED modules, not a…
The Principal LED Tap Out Stik™, available from GSG, is a cost-effective 95 LM/W, 12 VDC retrofit system that closes the price gap between fluorescent and LEDs for fast return on your investment. Supplied with…
The Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, is pleased to announce the election of its new 2017 Board of Directors. The eight At-Large Director Board Director seats,…
Graphics One LLC announces the release of the new Mogk PTM-110 manual heat press, a unit developed specifically for the mid-range market. With an overall transfer area of 33-by-43 inches, the PTM-110 is the perfect…
The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE) has published the inaugural issue of its Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding. The issue includes an introduction from the editor, Dawn Jourdan, who also serves as…
The Orange County Register has once again named Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of advanced wide-format printers and other innovative digital devices, one of Orange County’s “Top Workplaces.” This marks the seventh time that…
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