The Arlon SLX™ Cast Wrap Kit, available from GSG, makes applying full or partial vehicle and fleet wraps with long-lasting graphic appeal fast and easy for novice and experienced installers. The SLX 2-mil premium gloss white cast film features FLITE Technology™, a light contact system that allows graphics to float over a substrate until firm pressure is applied. This...
  Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (VDPS), fast becoming the leader in digital flatbed printer technology, is proud to announce the release of the VSP1400, a 49-by-104-inch UV LED one-pass digital screen printer that is capable of printing 23,040 sq.ft/hr in express mode while delivering exceptional print quality. “The SGIA show in New Orleans was the perfect venue to introduce our newest...
  ORAFOL Americas Inc., is proud to announce the much anticipated ORAFOL Vehicle Wrap Certification Course. Building on many successful years of ORAFOL Professional Wrapping Academies, this advanced training course is designed for those dedicated to becoming the most proficient wrap installer combined with certification testing. This comprehensive program will feature training on the finer points of vehicle wrapping such as...
  On November 4, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., received the 2017 Distinguished Women Award presented by Northwood University. “It’s an honor to be recognized among Northwood University’s Distinguished Women Award recipients, both past and present,” Monson said. “Northwood University is dedicated to developing future leaders of a global free enterprise society and understands the important role that education...
Textured surfaces, like brick and cinder block walls, are some of the most sought-after advertising and marketing platforms today. But preparing and applying graphics to these surfaces can pose challenges for any installer, novice to experienced. Among numerous considerations, when preparing a textured surface application, installers need to look at the various textures and finishes that were previously applied. This process...
Prism Inks and Graphics One, located in Sunnyvale, California, are announcing an enhanced private label ink plan for its distribution partners. Based on the highly successful plan that Prism has offered for many years, it has now been enhanced so that no matter the size of a business partner, they can participate in the plan. Amir Ajanee, CEO of Prism...
Vancouver’s Chinatown is experiencing quite a resurgence nowadays, as the area simultaneously embraces its history while adopting modern-touch flourishes and improvements. For example, a brand-new recreation of a once-glowing neon rooster sign is again brightening the neighborhood thanks to a recent installation that marries one restaurant’s rich history with a shinier future. And the return to its perch is a sign...
  Esko (www.esko.com), a leading global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging, labels, sign and display industries, has launched the Kongsberg C66, a digital finishing table designed for short run production of corrugated applications. Built on decades of Kongsberg table innovations integrated with Esko software solutions, the Kongsberg C66 is the largest digital cutting table for heavy-duty corrugated production. It...
  Optec Displays, Inc., a leader in the visualization industry, is donating $200 for each display sold between October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to hurricane relief efforts by partnering with One America Appeal to help fellow citizens in Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and the U.S. Virgin Islands as they recover and rebuild. These hurricanes have had a tremendous effect...
High-density urethane (HDU) has proven a popular substrate for shops looking to create lighter weight custom signage that mimics the appearance and textures of heavier materials. “If you’re trying to a stone, brick, or wood effect, HDU can simulate this very well,” says sign maker Kevin Pirok. “Most of the time, you can’t even tell the difference in which...




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