At the upcoming 2018 Color Conference, attendees will have many opportunities to learn from—and about—GMG. GMG Americas, the US-based office of GMG (www.gmgcolor.com), headquartered in Tubingen, Germany and the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, announces they will be a platinum sponsor, offering two presentations about significant color issues, as well as a presentation and...
  From November 6, 2017 to December 20, 2017, visitors to signmojo.com’s Web site were encouraged to vote once per day for their favorite of six charities. The charity that got the most votes by December 20th received a $10,000 donation check. The nominated charities were The HealthWell Foundation, The Cancer Research Institute, Direct Relief, The National Military Family Association, NEADS World Class Service Dogs, and The National Pediatric...
  The dawning of the new year is a perfect time to set professional goals and career resolutions. With that, 3M has released the 2018 training program schedule, for graphics installers looking to fine-tune their skills and elevate their talents. Please see the attached PDF for the dates of courses at 3M. In addition to St. Paul, 3M testing and training programs...
  Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, has been selected to design and manufacture a new LED marquee display for the Kansas City Convention Center (KCCC) in Missouri. The display was installed above the entrance of the building to welcome guests and to promote upcoming events. “We are excited about the new installation of the Daktronics sign and the digital signage enhancement...
  From retail signage to tradeshow and décor display, fabric signage is everywhere these days and is fast replacing polyester film for LED backlit solutions. To satisfy this growing market, HP Introduces the new HP Durable Backlit Fabric, a lightweight, flame-resistant material engineered with ColorPRO Technology and designed specifically to provide the soft, elegant, organic look that is currently popular for signage and...
It is easy to feel out of touch with what is happening with the government—whether that is at the federal level or in the local communities in which we operate. But sticking our heads in the sand can’t be the answer. We can more successfully argue our case when we get involved—and the earlier the better. If we don’t, we...
Sign projects requiring service equipment call for a bit more preparation before starting the installation. We talked to a few service equipment manufacturers about what installers should do to set up the job site for the most successful—and safe—installation. Site Survey Before starting any installation, manufacturers say a site survey is a must. “A work site survey is required every time the...
  The International Sign Association’s 2018 Board of Directors reflects the breadth of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, including representatives from local and national sign companies, international suppliers/distributors and end user groups. The ISA Board of Directors is responsible for setting direction for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry’s leading association and providing insight into issues affecting members. “ISA...
  FASTSIGNS International, Inc., and FASTSIGNS® Franchisee Scott Snoyer have agreed to end the test of the brand extension named Brand Imaging Group – Powered by FASTSIGNS®, effective May 31, 2018. This test began with Snoyer in Antioch, Tennessee in January 2012 to see if a high volume, in-house production capability brand extension would increase sales by winning more complex projects...
  Known throughout the wide format graphics industry as the best overlaminating films on the market, PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ LUV overlaminates from Mactac® are now even better. With a new 3.2-mil clear PVC facestock that is known for its ability to eliminate color shifting and a 58# smooth white Kraft liner, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films are...




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