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Continuing to support the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces,FASTSIGNS® International, Inc., the world’s premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations, was selected as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans by the World Franchising Network.  As part of a targeted new Web site and recruitment program for...
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The sign industry’s leading tradeshow, ISA International Sign Expo, is on track to become one of the largest in recent years. Registration is up and the exhibit floor space is nearly sold out three months before the event. Sign Expo 2011 is scheduled for April 28-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Advance registrations are...
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FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, announces that it has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc., of Santa Ana, California, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics, LLC, a new wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. This strategic move will strengthen FLEXcon’s market leadership position by...
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By Lori ShridhareWhen the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHM LA) decided to undertake a five-year architectural expansion, they called for a wayfinding system that would maintain the museum’s aesthetics and organization while the work was being done. The museum, which opened in 1913, will conclude the installation of new exhibits and renovation of its historic buildings by...
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By Jeff WootenSometimes sign makers also act as storytellers, particularly those who combine graphics and verbiage to inform. That’s the basis behind interpretive signage—to brand an attraction or exhibit and help the viewer better understand it.With interpretive signs, the ability of a sign builder to effectively “show-and-tell” is crucial to a program’s success, as a few firms recently demonstrated...
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By Mike AntoniakMost sign shops build their profits by successfully selling their capabilities: the know-how and hardware to provide clients with durable, attention-grabbing signs, banners, posters, and graphics, as needed.As these solutions providers court opportunities in the expanding market for digital electronic signage, however, they find it's the capabilities of the sign systems themselves that are opening clients’ eyes...
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From retail venues to transportation to colleges, digital display technology—with its ability to quickly distribute and change content at high-resolution visibility—continues to transform the definition of modern-day signage. In fact, it appears that many of these types of signs are even plugging into the attraction of instant interactivity with viewers. This month, we’re traveling around the digital sign industry...
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The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show featured hundreds of manufacturers of the latest gadgets on its expo floor. But the keys to a strong retail business incorporate much more than just social media and smart technology. The International Sign Association (ISA) presented an educational session that reminded attendees of the value of signage and the organization’s advocacy role...
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By Mike Antoniak For those seeking ways to expand, investment in a laser engraving system can act as a stepping stone into entirely new markets. Laser engraving can be a boon to your business, but keep these considerations in mind as you evaluate your options: Present sign services: Consider how a system can enhance your services either through more...
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The specialty imaging industry's leading graphics producers will convene February 20-23 at the 2011 SGIA SPIRE meeting to discuss new realities in the imaging world. "This year's program is constructed around issues that are directly impacting the imaging community—change management and the retail sector," said Michael Robertson, SGIA's President and CEO. "Attendees have the unique opportunity to learn...




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