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In order to run a successful business bringing in customers and driving sales, it demands you to utilize proper tools in order to get noticed. Top retailers are aware there’s no better method of getting…
Halco Lighting Technologies is acquiring J&J Electronics, LLC. The purchase of J&J Electronics, based in Irvine, California, further increases the Halco Lighting share of the Pool and Spa market, while adding Fountain Lighting and Architectural…
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced a partnership with Salex, Inc. Based in Scarborough, Ontario, the agency will represent Universal in…
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management to the Cross Insurance Arena, has unveiled a new video display system that will be used for all sporting events at the facility, including University of…
Encompass Sign Systems, Inc. was recently named as a Finalist at the International INOVYN Awards competition in Brussels, Belgium. The Board of Judges recognized the Encompass ECO-press line of signage in the category of “Sustainability”. …
AATCC and SGIA have joined forces to host the Digital Textile Printing: The Future is Now conference on December 6-7 in Durham, North Carolina—and it just sold out. The digital textile industry is rapidly evolving, leading to…
Now through December 16, 2016, each new SGIA membership will donate one wreath to Wreaths Across America.
McBattas Packaging and Printing is the first company in the state of Nebraska to install the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Color Digital Press from Canon Solutions America, Inc.. With this pivotal installation, McBattas is positioned to…
3M™ IJ180mC-10 Print Wrap Film, available from GSG, is a 2-mil cast vinyl wrap designed to outperform all other wrap films. It works great on vehicles, boats, interior walls and exterior signs. It offers slideability…
Diversified Display Products (DDP) will be exhibiting at the USSC Sign World International tradeshow being held December 1-3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where as part of their “giving back” initiative, they will be supporting…
RDH Supply, Inc., has initiated a new category of wide format print supplies; the Super category. Company employees are excited to introduce a new level of product that offers specifications above and beyond the current…
Esko Eskohas given 3D packaging design software Studio 16 its very own makeover with the launch of Esko Studio 16, part of the Esko Software Platform 16. Studio is a unique set of tools for…
Ready for a return on your investment even faster? Break even lightning fast with the new, economical Tap Out Stik™. Introduced in November of 2016, the Tap Out Stik is engineered to close the gap…
Kett Tool Company introduces the KD-446L Profile Shear, featuring a curved blade configuration for maximum maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts in profile and flat materials.
Elliott Equipment Company is proud to announce the release of the new 36 US-ton 36142 BoomTruck telescopic truck-mounted crane model featuring the longest boom available in its class. With a 5-section 142-foot main boom and…
Roland DGA, a leading provider of wide format printers, rapid prototyping 3D milling machines, and other innovative digital devices, will be showcasing its latest technologies at the ACTE CareerTech Expo, December 1-2, 2016 at the…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that its Enterprise Managed Services Division attended the 2016 RTM Higher Education Congress, an influential event designed to provide information and ideas…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has signed thirty-nine franchise agreements this year with new and existing franchisees across the country. In the third quarter alone, the…
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced a partnership with Hodges Southwest, Inc. Based in Houston, the agency will represent Universal in…
According to recent studies conducted after a successful second edition of InPrint: The Industrial Print Show in Europe in 2015, research revealed that the U.S. manufacturing sector is set to overtake China by 2020 as…
N. Glantz & Son is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jonathan Fairfield, who joins the Glantz team as Creative Brand Manager working from our corporate office in Louisville, KY. Within this role, Jonathan…
2/90 Sign Systems, a leader in solution-based architectural signage, has named Michael Herweyer as its new president. Herweyer started at 2/90 Sign Systems as a part cutter 27 years ago and moved up the ranks.…
Oracal 631 removable sign vinyl, available from Imprintables Warehouse, is ideal for short- to medium-term indoor applications, such as interior decoration, exhibits and displays and personalization. Formulated for painted drywall surfaces, this calendered film removes…
HP Inc. announced that Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., the award-winning producer of print, digital imaging, multimedia, wide-format graphics and graphic displays, has installed the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press in the heart of New York…
Nine years ago, the Lebowsky Center, home to the Owosso Community Players in Michigan, was damaged by a massive fire. In fact, the entire building was destroyed by the blaze except for the front of…
Creating a company culture of safety is extremely important in keeping aerial equipment operators safe. Safe workplaces blend good training, well thought-out work procedures, and robust communication between employees and safety leaders.
Top Value Fabrics presents the latest advancement in Latex printable fabrics with DigiPanorama.
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology, announces the launch of additional SloanLED Prism colors and white temperatures.
OKI Data Americas – the world-class printing technology leader –celebrated the opening of its new technology solutions center in Irving, Texas.
After an incredible amount of high-quality submissions and a difficult judging process, the 2016 3M Wrap2Wrap Contest came to a close on the floor of the 2016 SEMA Show. Selected for their outstanding vehicle wrap entries, winners Chad Munroe of Get…
Roland DGA has launched some exciting year-end product promotions, offering customers outstanding money-saving and added-value opportunities when they purchase select Roland eco-solvent and UV-LED inkjets.
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has hired Greg Wells as a field application engineer for the Midwest region of the U.S. Professionally, Wells has…
OKI Data Americas—the world-class printing technology leader—celebrated the opening of its new technology solutions center in Irving, Texas. The new technology solutions center, located at 8505 Freeport Parkway, is part of a larger marketing and…
The Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI) has awarded the first of what it hopes will be numerous scholarships to collegiate members of the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education…
Using products that contribute to healthier indoor air quality is of growing importance to architects, building owners and graphics installers. Over the years, 3M has relentlessly pursued the creation of leading-edge, more sustainable products that make…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, announces its recent partnership with international humanitarian group Matthew 25: Ministries. The partnership furthers Orbus’s environmental protection…
WebCenter 16, Esko’s Packaging Management Solution, an online portal for creating, managing and approving packaging artwork and other assets, has been enhanced with a number of across-the-board improvements that bring significant efficiency and productivity gains…
HP Inc. and Dscoop are partnering for the second annual HP Inkspiration Awards North America, a premier contest celebrating best-in-class print projects using HP Indigo, PageWide Web Press, Scitex or Latex technology.
As mentioned in our December 2016 issue (“2016 USSC Sign Design Recap”), House of Signs in Frisco, Colorado was recently awarded First Place in the 2016 USSC Sign Design Contest in the “Multimedia” category for…
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) thas again partnered with Canon® to make available new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) for the new Canon imageRUNNER® ADVANCE Series C7500 multifunction color systems (MFPs) designed to produce vivid, impactful…
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide format digital printers and other advanced digital devices, has signed on as a promotional partner on “Window Warriors,” a new skill-based competition series premiering on the GSN…
Drytac® has expanded its Web-based resources by developing a new online portal that integrates color profiles for its print media. Customers can easily access and download profiles via the portal by creating an account and…
Similar to competing in extreme sports, it’s the rush of adrenaline that keeps successful wrap shops and installers coming back for more. From the most eye-popping of wall graphics to the sleekest of vehicle wraps,…
Blue Moon Promotional, Inc. (SGIA member since 2011) recently hired 18-year-old Kaitlyn Eichen as a screen printer after she proved her abilities in the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship. Eichen won first…
Roland DGA will be conducting an informative, free webinar on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am PST (1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern).
Trotec Laser, Inc. announced that it is relocating its U.S. headquarters to Plymouth, Michigan.
When a company with a culture of innovation, a great product designed to better society, and people with the skills and desire to make a difference, all come together, it makes for a great success…
AATCC and SGIA have joined forces to offer a unique educational conference — Digital Textile Printing: The Future is Now, December 6-7 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, North Carolina. This two-day program will feature…
The Sign & Graphics Division of Alliance Franchise Brands recently held the division’s first-ever Reach the Peak Sales Summit in Ellicott City, Maryland. The sold-out conference gave sales professionals from Image360, Signs Now and Signs…
N. Glantz & Son announces two new appointments to its Commercial Leadership Team: Mark Haist and Jeff Olson. The appointments serve as part of N. Glantz' organizational restructuring that is designed to position the company…
The Gilman Brothers Company is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Liz Bayer-Partington as Strategic Sales Leader.
This week, Semper International, the leading placement firm for skilled talent in the printing, pre-media and marketing industries, launched its quarterly economic insight report. The current survey shows the industry is also feeling the impact…
On August 16, the Westfield World Trade Center Complex, encompassing 365,000 square feet of retail space in Lower Manhattan, opened for business, rewriting many of the traditional rules of shopping centers through the introduction of…
Bob Barker and Drew Carey may have had successful runs hosting TV’s The Price is Right, but the success of your business shouldn’t rely on a guessing game. So we invited manufacturers and sign shops…
Jam-Packed with Live Installations and Trendsetting Products, 3M’s Booth is the Place to be at the 2016 SEMA Show.
At drupa 2016, Esko launched the CorruSpeed tool, a brand-new tool for its Kongsberg family of cutting tables designed for high-speed cutting of corrugated board without oscillating. The result is cleaner, more accurate cuts comparable…
Can you “Feel the Freedom?” Picture yourself on the open road riding on your very own chopper motorcycle. Principal LED is making that dream a reality for one lucky person who will win a fully…
Denny’s is America’s Diner, where guests have and continue to enjoy hearty meals for over sixty years. To continue to uphold their image, it was time for an upgrade of their pylon sign located in…
Ricoh has announced that a new IDC MarketScape names the company a global leader in high-speed inkjet. Its InfoPrint 5000 and its RICOH Pro VC60000 production print platforms have served as the foundation for a massive global footprint bolstered significantly…
Building upon the recently released RMG MAX series of new cutting edge LED panel technology solutions, RMG® has announced an addition to the product line with the release and immediate availability of the new 1.2mm pixel pitch LED display.…
SGIA is partnering with Empire Screen Printing to host the ninth annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference (December 8; Onalaska, Wisconsin), providing the Wisconsin business community with a direct business-to-business exchange of sustainability experiences, challenges, tools, solutions and…
Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) is introducing their latest 3.2-meter, dual production mode textile printer—the ITI3200-TXK. This newest model comes configured with Kyocera KJ4B high-speed production print heads and is available in a 2 or 4…
This year, GSG celebrated the seventeenth anniversary of the company’s annual Hank Granberry Gharity Classic Tournament, which is a fund-raising event honoring H.L. “Hank” Granberry, father of GSG President Mark Granberry, who passed away of pancreatic…
CorpComm Expo (CCE) has announced that Craig Park, Principal of The Sextant Group, will present a seminar at 1 p.m. on the second day of the November 15-16, 2016 event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The…
On October 27, 2016, Millersville University (Millersville, Pennsylvania) will host the Girls Career Choices in Engineering & Technology Seminar, an event providing information and encouragement to junior and senior female high school students who have expressed…
Kett Tool Company introduces the KL-2020 14-Gauge Nibbler, a lightweight, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head for easier operation. The KL-2020 boasts a unique die design that allows for unmatched maneuverability in cutting sheet metal.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that two Océ Arizona series printer models received the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year Award. The prestigious honor, presented during the 2016 SGIA Expo, preceded…
CorpComm Expo (CCE) announces that Jennifer Arani, Digital Signage Coordinator for Farmers Insurance will present a seminar at 1 p.m. on the second day of the Novembe 15-16, 2016 event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The…
Rowmark LLC announces a strategic move of its Johnson Plastics Columbus and LaserBits Columbus branches to a newly renovated office, showroom and warehouse space. The Columbus operations will share space to better accommodate and increase…
E Ink® Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TWO), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world, has announced that its ePaper signage solutions have been deployed at the Estonian National Museum, displaying valuable exhibit information…
Established in 1973 by the Board of Directors of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of…
Best Sign Group’s Owner & CEO Laura Tucker was recently chosen as a top ten executive by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal for this year’s C-Suite Awards. The nominees come from a variety of industries…
There are many different types of sign panels that are available for cutting and decorating in sign making and there are just as many different ways today to decorate them.
Engraving services can be a logical extension of one’s sign business. With the right engraving system, you can offer enhanced sign graphics on a variety of substrates, as well as personalize a range of other…
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that eight vehicle graphics installers from around the world were named the Regional Wrap Kings in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge featuring Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping™ Films, Conform Chrome,…
Dusobox Corporation, an Orlando, Florida-based designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging solutions, recently installed an HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press to produce promotional items, retail packaging, shelf displays, stand-alone displays, and to-go containers.
As the graphics industry continues to flourish, product quality and versatility have become the name of the game. Setting a new standard for reflective film innovation, 3M has developed Scotchlite™ Print Wrap Film 780mC-10R, opening…
While digital inkjet technology has already completely revolutionized the ceramic print sector, a new white paper from InPrint: The Industrial Print Show makes it clear that inkjet will change the decorative surfaces industry, as well.…
Florida Graphic Supply will be hosting a 25-Year Anniversary Event on Friday November 18th (Noon-7pm).
Allure, a Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. company, and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating immersive and engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive digital advertising contract with…
Imagine piloting a fighter jet at speeds of more than 500 miles per hour and in formations as close as 18 inches apart. John Foley consistently performed in that extreme, high-stakes environment. He and his…
Vista System's signage solutions were recently installed at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York by Pierrepont Visual Graphics, Inc. The end-user (Nazareth College) demanded big and bold graphics, carried by modern looking signage solutions, that…
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, celebrates the opening of its new Toronto Branch, the company’s first in Canada and seventh in North America. A grand opening event was…
Regulations at all levels of government can significantly impact a sign, graphics or visual communications company. While it may seem that some are a local issue, the International Sign Association’s work across the U.S. and…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the launch of the new Océ PlotWave 550 large format monochrome printing system, the newest offering in the company’s wide format portfolio set to…
Trade Show Executive (TSE) Media Group, an award-winning media company, has announced its 2015 Gold 100 list, recognizing the largest and most accomplished trade shows of the year across all industries. The SGIA Expo was ranked…
With over 3.3 million HP DesignJet products sold since its first large format printer in 1991, HP DesignJet celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with Matias del Campo, architect and co-founder of SPAN Architects, who reflects on some of his career milestones…
ikeGPS announces that Glenn Chambers has joined the company as business development manager for the company’s sign and digital graphics division.
The grand finale of the annual 3M Wrap2Wrap contest is shaping up to be a noteworthy event, as two winners have been selected for their outstanding work. An open contest between installers of 3M™ Wrap…
Visual communications franchisor Image360 has experienced significant center growth in the first half of 2016—exceeding its new center count goal for 2015 with movement toward doubling those numbers. With this, Image360 is poised to break…
National Speciality Lighting announces LED Tape Light combines high light output associated with standard fixtures with unique flexibility allowing it to be concealed in the tiniest of coves, under cabinets, or showcases. It is also…
AXYZ International, a global leader in manufacturing CNC router and knife cutting systems, will be exhibiting its PANELBuilder 17 solution at METALCON 2016 (Metal Construction Products Expo) October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center in…
Keystone Technologies has added a SmartDrive lamp to their line of HID Replacement LED Lamps. The new SmartDrive HID LED lamp is designed for both high bay and low bay applications. Its rated lifetime of…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, recently partnered with Steelhead Productions and Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada to fulfill a wish for a critically ill…
The new BradyJet J5000 Colour Label Printer prints full colour safety and lean signs, logos, and images in photo-quality. Full-color, high-resolution messages succeed best in attracting people’s attention, which is incredibly important to warn co-workers…
Everyone knows that Girl Scouts hone their business skills selling cookies and create lifelong memories around the campfire. These days, they’re also running high-tech 3D rapid prototyping machines.
The new wide format Techno CNC CO2 Laser 4896, is an affordable solution for production shops requiring high-speed cutting, engraving, and marking applications in wood, plastic, glass, and more! This heavy duty, state-of-the-art, precision laser…
Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchisor with more than 630 centers worldwide, has been elected secretary of the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Dscoop, the largest digital printing user group in the graphics industry, announced the opening of submission for presentations at Dscoop Phoenix, Imagine. Experiential and fast-paced, Imagine focuses on how end-users are using digital print. The Dscoop conference experience…
With growing demands for creative and new signage, LED lighting has to keep up with the changing requirements. Shallow can depths have challenging light performance requirements that are continuously put under scrutiny to meet brand…
It's the era of digital printing and in the competitive sector of the wide format printing market, it's not easy to stay on top of the game. That's why Stamford, Connecticut-based LandmarkPrint recently took a…
SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, has made an addition to its Franchise Development team by appointing Ryan Reeves as the Vice President of Franchise Sales. In his new role, Reeves is…
OKI Data Infotech Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the wide format printer business, introduces the ColorPainter™ E-64s, a 64-inch wide-format printer equipped with its proprietary low-odor, eco-solvent SX ink designed for low to…
Dimension Design, announced the acquisition of Jacksonville, FL-based Media Works Inc., a move that is expected to provide more support for client’s needs and help the company further penetrate the marketplace for branded experiences.
Winners of the 2016 USSC Sign Design Competition were selected by the judges at USSC Headquarters in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The United States Sign Council (USSC) extends congratulations to all the winners, as well as its…
Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, is pleased to announce that Jean-Francois Labonté has been appointed as Territory Sales Manager; Eastern Canada - Channel & Custom Sales.
Paramount & Co. announced that the company has been named the preferred hard signage and graphics solutions provider for IMG College.
CorpComm Expo (CCE) announced that Julie Johnston, director of Learning Spaces and University Information Technology Services at Indiana University, will present a seminar at 10 a.m. on the second day of the Nov. 15-16, 2016…
LexJet is pleased to announce that its product, LexJet Simple Grip Backlit, was selected as 2016 Product of the Year at SGIA Expo in the category of Media – Adhesive Back (not vinyl). The 2016 Specialty…
John Sweeterman, a highly respected industry veteran who has spent over twenty years accumulating invaluable experience in many disciplines, is the new general manager of INX Digital’s facility in San Leandro, California. He also works…
The SGIA Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students who plan to attend a post-secondary education program in the fall of 2017. “The next generation of imagers—meaning future employees, business owners and creators—is crucial to the growth…
Not long ago, individuals who considered building a practice around digital signage, either independently or as a logical adjacency to an existing business, would have one of two mindsets. It was not uncommon to see…
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