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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…
Arlon announces the global commercial launch of two new innovative products and a new technology for vehicle and fleet applications. SLX™ Cast Wrap is a premium gloss white repositionable cast film with FLITE Technology™. Designed…
Peerless-AV®, the leader in innovative audiovisual and digital signage solutions, is excited to introduce its new indoor Portrait Kiosk for displays ranging from forty to fifty-five inches. Featuring an aesthetically pleasing curved design, the new Portrait Kiosk…
Back in 2005, Shane Back and some friends had an idea for a way to pick up some extra money. They tested it on eBay, and it took off immediately—sowing the seed for what has…
BMG is pleased to announce the addition of the Vescom line of digital wallcoverings to their Digital Décor Suite. Vescom BV is known for their high-end line of Type II vinyl embossed media and are…
Paradigm Imaging Group will be partnering with SID Signs International to exhibit at the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ISA International Sign Expo, being held April 20-22, 2017 at the…
Those in the market for a state-of-the-art dye-sublimation inkjet can take advantage of Roland DGA’s new Texart™ Sublimation Printer Promotion to get legendary Roland quality, reliability, service and support at an unbeatable price. The promo,…
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor of more than 650 locations worldwide, announces that it is seeking franchisees at the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 19…
Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, is introducing new fabric media styles as well as updates to existing fabric media products at the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, April 20-22,…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce that the company’s Exhibit Design Director, Dave Fugiel, will be a…
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has signed a distribution agreement with Coldenhove Papier, a premium supplier of paper products. Mimaki USA will be demonstrating Coldenhove’s Jetcol® transfer media…
ikeGPS announces a new co-marketing and software integration deal with SA International and its Flexi software, the sign design software used by more the 100,000 end users. This integration allows Spike to offer a more…
3A Composites USA's all new PRO Series – the next generation of graphic display boards featuring enhanced printing surfaces – will be introduced at the ISA International Sign Expo 2017 to be held April 20-22…
Nonconductive Tool Company (NTC), founded by electrician Warren Tarbell, has developed a revolutionary new tool that is leading to safer, faster, and more productive work methods for electricians, maintenance professionals, and Do-It-Yourselfers. The company's latest…
ORATAPE® MT80P Application Tape is a PVC mounting tape perfect for pre-masking cut lettering and printed graphics. It features a siliconized, transparent liner with a printed grid pattern that makes cutting sections easier and more…
LexJet is bringing big news to this year’s ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, this month. Continuing expansion of its diverse portfolio of digital print technologies and products, LexJet is pleased to announce it…
The inaugural Global Inkjet Conference which focuses on sharing the latest developments for industrial inkjet technology and solutions in functional, decorative, and package printing applications will be held in conjunction with InPrint USA, the Industrial…
At the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo, visitors to the Onyx Graphics booth 2375 can experience the award-winning ONYX 12.1 software, as well as preview the upcoming ONYX 12.2 version. Additionally, ISA attendees will get…
AXYZ International, a global manufacturer leader in CNC router and knife cutting systems, will be exhibiting specially selected products and technologies at the ISA Sign Expo 2017 on April 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention…
The CapStreet Group, LLC (CapStreet) announced today that it, along with members of management and certain shareholders, has recapitalized General LED, Inc. (“General LED” or the “Company”). Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Antonio, General LED is a…
High-density urethane (HDU) is a great material for creating carved, lighter weight dimensional signs. However carving is only half the job; the other half is decorating and finishing the material.
Trotec will unveil the SP2000, its new high-speed laser cutter for large-format materials, at the ISA show in Las Vegas April 20-22. Trotec technical experts will perform live demonstrations to illustrate how the SP2000 can…
Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, is pleased to announce its recent innovation in its line of stationary welders, the HEMTEK ST: specializing in the welding of hems. The…
Zünd Design Center is an easy-to-use Adobe Illustrator plug-in that lets the user create packaging and displays with just a few mouse clicks.
Universal Lighting Technologies, a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced an agency partnership with Latin America Electrical Representatives (LAREPS). Based in Mexico City, the agency will provide…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced the development of a new eco-friendly print program at George Mason University geared toward increasing efficiency and user satisfaction. Canon Solutions America's…
Agfa Graphics has opened a new, state-of-the-art offset technology center-of-excellence in its Wilmington, Massachusetts location. The Offset Technical Competence Center (TCC), the first of its kind in North America, opened on Wednesday, March 29. “The…
Companies interested in diversifying their print product portfolios all share at least one requirement: color must be consistent throughout all print processes. Projects printed on any traditional or digital press—from packaging to P-O-P to marketing…
Offering professional-quality printing at a competitive price point, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the imagePROGRAF iPF670E, a new five-color dye/pigment printer. The 24-inch iPF670E model stems from the iPF670…
At the upcoming International Sign Expo, Mimaki USA will host demonstrations and offer tutorials on utilizing existing digital technologies to get in on the ground floor of the rapidly growing on-demand manufacturing market. Visitors are…
Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, has appointed LexJet, LLC, as an additional Allegro distributor for the USA and Canada. As a leader in the digital print industry for more…
AXYZ International, a CNC router manufacturing global leader, announces the release of its third iBook, titled, “AXYZ Trident – The Most Versatile CNC Router-Knife Hybrid In the Industry.” The iBook contains detailed information about Trident…
Principal LED invited sign owners, builders, and distributors using P-LED products to enter the 2017 P-LED Lucky Day Photo Contest that ended on March 17, 2017. The grand prize was $500 (pictured), $300 for second,…
Direct Sign Wholesale, North America’s premier manufacturer of wholesale channel letters, announces the release of the Channel Letter Information Guide poster. The Guide is the company’s main product data reference, and it features information on…
Located in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia is a beautiful, newly renovated, luxury apartment building that overlooks Philadelphia’s best restaurants, shops, culture and more in the premier 19103 neighborhood. This building is the Versailles…
The Boston Red Sox and ANC have announced the expansion of their ten-year partnership with the installation of a new right field LED display for Fenway Park. The new display will replace the existing Cumberland…
Continuing the company’s push for innovation, Onyx Graphics stands prepared to drive the recently announced Océ Colorado 1640 UVgel as printers begin shipping later this year. Visitors to the Canon booths at the ISA Expo…
Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international tradeshow and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology, and digital communications networks, announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2017 at the…
Trotec Laser, Inc., is hosting a ribbon-cutting open house next week at its new U.S. headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. On April 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the public is invited to see the…
STS Inks®, a global leader in ink technology, announces the introduction of a revolutionary new formulation that will literally change the face of multiple hard surfaces. Developed by industry-leader and STS Inks Founder Shahar Turgeman, the…
J. Bryan Vincent, owner and Partner of San Angelo, Texas-based Principal LED, is the San Antonio District U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2017. The U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes…
DT Research, a leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, and Hilton Digital, a Hilton Displays company, have announced a Digital Menu Board (DMB) solution that eases compliance with the upcoming U.S.…
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kroy Sign Systems is responding to unprecedented demand for restroom signage, as new legislation became effective (March 2017) requiring all single-occupancy restrooms in the state of California to be open to all genders.…
Biesse Group would like to thank everyone who joined them for the Spring Inside Event held in their 23,000-square foot state-of-the-art showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina March 23-24. During the two-day event, we hosted more…
GSG Houston moved its operations to a new location on March 6th, 2017. The new facility has an additional 20,000 square feet, allowing Houston to stock more of the products that customers desire. The warehouse…
ITNH, Inc., a leading provider of equipment, inks, and media for wide format inkjet digital printing (including industrial UV curable applications), will be exhibiting at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on…
Laminators Inc. appoints David Steinbrink as its new Eastern Regional Sales Manager for their Sign Division. Steinbrink will focus on the New England, Metro New York, Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake and Southeast states, as well as regions…
If you can create innovative concepts, design the system, fabricate it, and finally, install a tradeshow experience, you can take on just about any large format display project.
Roland DGA has announced that it will be once again be offering its popular TrueVIS VG series “Free Third-Year Warranty” promotion. Valid now through May 30, 2017, the promo offers those who purchase a new TrueVIS…
Imagine how dangerous life would be without a crossing signal. Thousands of pounds of moving, motorized equipment don’t mesh well with fragile human anatomy. The system is remarkable when you stop and think about it.…
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide format printers and cutters, welcomes new hire Jim Maffeo as Mutoh America, Inc.’s sales engineer for the Eastern and Canadian territories. Maffeo’s extensive background in wide format…
The USSC Foundation has funded a comprehensive report on the recent US Supreme Court case involving signs, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015). Hailed as a landmark case on signs and…
The expansion of a color portfolio can ignite creativity and kindle the inspiration behind exceptional wrap designs. 3M is committed to offering graphics installers the best products possible, and has thoughtfully developed ten brand new…
Trotec is pleased to present a Trotec Speedy 100 to entrepreneur Chris Ziesig, who won the bid on the laser system at the Awards and Recognition Industry Educational Foundation (ARIEF) silent auction held during the…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce Edison Retail Solutions, a Pennsauken, New Jersey-based signage and in-store décor provider, has chosen the new Inca Onset X3 high productivity UV flatbed printer, distributed…
Roland DGA has announced the launch of Roland PrintStudio by Caldera – powerful RIP and print management software designed to help Mac users get the most out of their Roland printers. PrintStudio offers a host…
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced that Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resources consultancy that helps organizations transform the way they hire, promote, and develop leaders…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its linear LED options with EVERLINE® T5HO LED Tubes. Installers who are focused on light levels or…
The ISA Elite class of 2017 includes 34 emerging leaders in the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry. These leaders were selected to participate in special networking and educational opportunities. In all, almost 150 applicants…
Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas is one of the largest space museums in the world. The 105,000-square foot facility houses a significant collection of Russian/Soviet space artifacts, including a Vostok…
The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE), in an effort to fuel the next generation of study on on-premise signage, has announced the first class of emerging fellows. The class consists of…
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, announces its constant environmental protection and recycling efforts in 2016 prevented 582 tons of materials…
GLS / NEXT Precision Marketing, the Midwest’s most awarded printing company, announces it is the first U.S. printer to receive a Special Mention for the Category HP Indigo Digital Printing from the Fedrigoni Top Award.…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, concluded its One Canon Event, held March 7-9 in Boca Raton, Florida. The occasion commemorated the Company’s Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) for its steady progress…
LexJet is pleased to announce the launch of ClearShield™ Thermal Laminates, which includes twenty new products with a variety of thicknesses and finishes. Ranging from 3 mil to 15 mil with luster, matte, gloss, smooth,…
3A Composites USA will be focused on creating corporate identity from the inside out with its full lines of interior rigid substrates and exterior aluminum composite materials at GlobalShop 2017 to be held March 28-30…
The United States Sign Council (USSC) is pleased to announce that its seminar proposal titled “A Guide to National Sign Illumination Standards” has been accepted by the American Planning Association for presentation at the APA…
Encouraging diversity and greater inclusivity broadens the potential for new ideas and opens the door for ingenuity, two aspects that fuel success in the ever-demanding graphic installation industry. 3M, an ambassador of creativity, innovation, and…
Anticipated growth for industrial, digital inkjet print technology for production in functional, decorative, and packaging printing sectors remains strong and buoyant, according to a new survey and report produced by I.T. Strategies for InPrint USA:…
Epson’s third annual Epson Digital Couture Project event was held on Tuesday, February 7 in advance of Fashion Week in New York City, providing a visual representation of how Epson’s digital printing technologies impact the fashion and…
AXYZ International, a global leader in CNC router manufacturing, announces the release of its second iBook, titled, “AXYZ PANELBuilder – The World’s Leading Panel Fabrication System.” The iBook delivers interactive information on AXYZ’s PANELBuilder system,…
Global Imaging introduced it’s newest portfolio partner, Massivit3D, at its recent Workflow Studio VIP Event. The event was attended by over seventy printing and textile business owners and manufacturer’s reps from eighteen states across the…
SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for 60 years, announces new hires in North America and internationally, strengthening the company’s position in the LED industrial and commercial lighting space. Several positions are newly created and others…
thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, today announced that thINK 2017, its third annual user conference, will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on October 9-11, 2017.…
Principal LED is inviting visitors to explore its freshly redesigned Web site at www.p-led.com. The new Web site has been made-over to provide expanded product spec availability, powerful tools and calculators, improved navigation, and expanded news…
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a world leader in imaging solutions, proudly introduces a new sixty-four-inch roll-to-roll printer designed to deliver exceptional productivity for high-quality indoor and outdoor graphics. Customers will be able to easily handle peak…
Roland DGA has announced the launch of its new CAMM-1 GR series—next-generation large format cutters engineered from the ground up to deliver best-in-class cutting quality and productivity. Combining rugged construction with a host of advanced…
Join Mimaki USA Midwest Region staff in Ballroom 7 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois for two days of networking opportunities, educational sessions, access to application experts and live demonstrations of…
E. L. Hatton Sales Co., the maker of Banner Ups, has made sign-making history by creating a banner that withstood winds up to 108 mph in research wind tunnel tests. The banner was constructed using…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division shares Acuity F customer success at Creative Printing, a Kansas City-area, family-owned and certified woman-owned print services provider, established in 1967.
The Trade Group, who recently launched a new Retail Merchandising and Displays division, has now launched an entirely new Commercial Graphics division. This new Commercial Graphics arm is a natural addition to The Trade Group’s…
With the creation of five new staff positions, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has expanded its outreach to the industry, said SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers.
The digital sign industry has experienced steady growth over the last few years, and if your shop isn’t offering this dynamic solution, you could be missing out.
Monuments, if designed and built well, can be a distinctive piece of signage for the end-user. They can also be a distinctive offering for the sign shop willing to venture into this field.
The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced the new officers elected to its Board of Directors. The officers, along with the rest of the board, provide direction and oversight for the industry’s largest trade…
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, this year celebrates its seventieth anniversary in the industry. In 1947, the company was founded as Universal Manufacturing…
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the recent install of the J Press 720S at Direct Edge Media, an Orange County, California-based full service print media provider, specializing in digital and large format,…
SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers met with representatives of Durst North America, EFI, Fujifilm North America, HP, and Inca Digital this month to discuss the need for a space in the industry to present…
Professional development and participation in continuing education are vital practices for the growth and advancement of both companies and individuals. Obtaining training and earning certification from 3M not only improves a shop’s expertise and reputation,…
ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart, and efficient LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor.
Johnson Plastics Plus has further increased its offering of wide format sheets to now offer large format (48-by-96-inch) sheets for sign makers in Rowmark’s Heavy Weightsä product line. Heavy Weights is a heavy gauge polymer…
Rowmark LLC has expanded its exclusive laserable Textures product line and is now offering two new trending colors popular for architectural and sign making projects, Aquamarine/White and Red Clay/White. These two new color options will…
Kett Tool Company helps plastic fabricators, siding installers and sign companies conserve materials with the swiping cut action of the KD-441 Scissor Shears.
Gemini, an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces the availability of the 2017 US Professional Signage Catalog and price list for sign design and recognition professionals.
Drytac announces that Peter Bourgeois has joined its Canadian team as territory sales manager, Western Canada. Bourgeois will be responsible for driving sales through multiple market channels via established and newly developed partnerships. His primary…
Johnson Plastics Plus is now offering large format (48-by-96-inch) sheets for sign makers. The sheet is available in Clear only, in three finishes: gloss/gloss, matte/matte, and matte/gloss. The sheets are available in the following thicknesses:…
The versatility of digitally printed vinyl cannot be overstated; the only real limits are one’s imagination.
With the new year upon us, many shops may be reexamining their business plans, considering new equipment purchases, and searching for uncharted profit avenues. Change is the topic of the day. Of course, it’s easier…
Thomas Research Products has introduced an entirely new family of feature-rich programmable LED drivers under the SelectSync name. These cost-competitive models offer a variety of new solutions for powering intelligent lighting devices. Thomas Research Products…
As the lighting industry becomes an all-LED market, customers are separating innovations that add real value from those that offer technology for technology’s sake according to Bob Howard-Anderson, CEO of Fulham Co., Inc., supplier of…
Each year, the United States Sign Council (USSC) awards three $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for an additional three years (provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average). The USSC Scholarship Program is a…
SGIA has signed on as a sponsor of Smithers-Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference (Atlanta, June 6-7, 2017). SGIA President CEO Ford Bowers has accepted a spot on the DPP Advisory Board. The DPP…
The Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, is pleased to announce the Committee Chairs that will lead the programmatic development for the organization in 2016. In addition…
Johnson Plastics Plus is now carrying the full line of LaserBits products. Customers can browse the complete LaserBits product line in the Johnson Plastics Plus 2017 Engraving Equipment & Supplies catalog or shop at www.johnsonplasticsplus.com.
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