SBI Update: July 2012

Vol. 7, No. 13 | July 3, 2012

This Month's SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

SBI has been celebrating a special anniversary all year. In what year was the first issue of the magazine printed?

Industry News
Want to learn more about running a successful digital signage system? Check out this first part in a two-part feature, which takes a look at the free and paid software solutions currently on the market for digital signage.

A historic pier in White Rock, British Columbia gets a lighting makeover. Get the illuminating details here

SAi International has won a European Digital Press (EDP) Association Award. Find out which product from the company earned the award. 

The winners of the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards demonstrate that effective environmental graphic design doesn't require huge budgets, large audiences, or the latest in technology.

Advertisers no longer have to leave their seat to reach a target audience. Find out how Branded Seats is changing the ad experience at Kauffman Stadium. 

Some assembly required? No problem! Creative Banner Assemblies has recently released a number of videos to demonstrate how to set up over 100 of its products. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, hires, and promotions. 
Meetings and Events



July 26-28: The Mid South Sign Association (MSSA) Convention & Trade Show is scheduled to take place at the Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. For further details, click on the "Calendar of Events" link at



September 5-6:
Key technology suppliers in the inkjet industry will convene in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois at the Rosemont Hyatt for IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase. This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about inkjet technology and its growing applications. For additional information, online registration, and a downloadable preliminary brochure, visit     


September 21-22: CONSAC-Imagemakers, the Sign Association of Canada's national tradeshow, will be held in Mississauga, Ontario. To learn more, log on to

Digital Spotlight
Putting Up With Awnings

Unfamiliar with awnings? Don't turn business away from your shop. Here are some keys to mastering the most challenging awning installations.

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This Month's Trivia Answer:

The first issue of Sign Builder Illustrated was printed in 1987. For a look back at the past 25 years of sign making, don't miss our special anniversary section in the August issue.

Looking for more information on a particular area of signage?

Our Web site has been redesigned to include pages for all the major areas of signage, including: 


Digital Printing


Architectural Signs 

For in-depth coverage of these topics and other sign industry topics, check out



Coming up in the August 25th Anniversary 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


SBI's 25th Anniversary Supplement

Engraver Projects

Magnet Decoration

Sign Blank Fabrication

Video Display Installation

Vinyl Tools  





Coming up in the September 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


SGIA Show Preview 

ADA Design

Architectural Informational Signs

Channel Letter Retrofits

Digital Sign Systems Installation

Vehicle Graphics Software

Outdoor Vinyl 



Contact your ad sales representative to reserve your space today.


As the premier e-newsletter for the sign industry, SBI Update encourages readers to send feedback on what you like, what you'd like to see, and any other comments you might have. To do so, send an e-mail to Associate Editor Ashley Bray at
ABA Feb ad alert
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The Mimaki JV400LX latex printer is evolving as the printer of choice for vehicle wraps and graphics. And for good reason - Mimaki latex ink is fast drying, flexible, and requires no special ventilation. Prints can immediately be laminated right off the printer and applied to the vehicle - a real production boost. The JV400LX also features the industry's only WHITE latex ink and low heat curing for more vibrant color and expanded application capabilities. Click HERE or call 888-530-4021 to learn more.

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ABA Feb ad alert
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ABA Feb ad alert
Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets and Washers

Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets when set with their matching washers, pierce and set in a single action without the need for a pre-punched hole. Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets and Washers are available in brass and can be furnished with a nickel or dull black chemical finish. They can be set with Stimpson's "No Hole Needed" tooling or with the existing self-piercing tooling widely available in the marketplace. Stimpson Grommets and Washers are unmatched for quality and supported by on-time delivery and attractive pricing. Please call one of our Customer Service Representatives at 877-765-0748 or visit

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The 2012 Winter/Spring Buyer's Guide is your one-stop reference for all of the manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of the materials/services your shop needs. Search for companies alphabetically or by category in our new easy-to-use digital format.

Want to learn more about LEDs? Check out the LED Channel on our Web site dedicated to the topic for the latest news, how-to stories, and more!   

For more information on how to get your product listed in
Builder Update, contact:   


Jeff Sutley
Regional Sales Director- East Coast
(212) 620-7233 

Kim Noa
West & Midwest Regional Sales Manager
(212) 620-7221


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