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.
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.
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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 www.midsouthsign.org.
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 www.imiconf.com.
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
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Coming up in the August 25th Anniversary 2012issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:
SBI's 25th Anniversary Supplement
Sign Blank Fabrication
Video Display Installation
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Coming up in the September 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:
SGIA Show Preview
Architectural Informational Signs
Channel Letter Retrofits
Digital Sign Systems Installation
Vehicle Graphics Software
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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.
Make the Switch to Savings
If you're currently using traditional fabrication methods, such as welding, contact us for your free cost analysis that will show you how much money you'll save by switching to LORD® Structural Adhesives.
StandOff Caps and Barrels provide unique signage solutions and add dimension to your project. Choose from over 700 in-stock components and a variety of custom colors and finishes. Mount or suspend signage, banners, photographs, and artwork using our decorative mounting hardware. From StandOffs to rod and wire hanging systems, we deliver the best value, quality, selection, and service. Contact us today for a free estimate and experience the Gyford advantage!
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 www.stimpson.com.
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!