Sign Builder Essentials March 2012

Marabu Launches Water-Based Sublimation Ink 

Marabu North America introduces its first water-based ink, TexaJet DX-SHE (Sublimation-Hybrid-Epson). Suitable for both transfer and direct digital printing, the new premium, water-based ink is developed specifically for the commercial sublimation printer. Marabu developed the ink for wide format printers using Epson DX4 and DX5 printhead technologies. The TexaJet ink features intense colors and deep, rich blacks; excellent print quality; outstanding light, wash, and perspiration fastness; and more. A convenient bulk system is also available. To learn more visit or see Marabu at the ISA Sign Expo in Booth #2764.

Visit Gyford StandOff Systems® at ISA and enter to win our NEW product line display!

Meet the new StandOffs product line display. It showcases a variety of aluminum and stainless steel caps and barrels along with a product brochure to support you in the selling and buying process. Clean, Simple and Informative. Stop by booth #1328 or 'like' us on Facebook to enter our drawing to WIN a display model. We are also proud to announce the release of a completely new vision in wire and rod suspension systems. Wire-Lite provides unique solutions for smaller signage and displays. Discover more about Wire-Lite at, or contact our Client Solutions Specialists. P 775.829.7272 |

ShopBot: Engraving Precision

Don't let the small size fool you. The ShopBot Desktop offers:

  • Engraving-level precision
  • Power and rigidity to handle wood, foam, plastic, aluminum - just about anything
  • Signmaking add-ons such as plotter pen, drag knife, and etching accessories
  • ShopBot-compatible software
  • Knowledgeable and friendly customer service

For more information, visit

Outwater Plastics' Tri-Mod LED Backlighting Panels

Ideally suited for use in tight applications with as little as 1-1/2 inches of installation depth, Outwater Plastics' 1/16-inch thick Tri-Mod LED Backlighting Panels are a great way to backlight your graphics, posters and promotional messages in Stores, Restaurants, Museums, Exhibit Booths as well as Commercial Buildings. Offered as interlocking and connectable panels in 6 different sizes, Outwater Plastics' low voltage Tri-Mod LED Backlighting Panels are easy to install by anyone without any special knowledge of electronics using just standard tools, and can be arranged in many varied configurations to accommodate almost any type of application. For more information, visit

Fisher Textiles Introduces 1010 Element Awning Fabric

1010 Element is Fisher Textiles' newest awning fabric, excellent at withstanding the elements of outdoors. It is 8.5 oz/yd2, 60 inches, and 100 percent Polyester. In addition to awnings, other uses include street pole banners and patio furniture. It is very sturdy, whiter, and more cost effective than our other awning fabrics. It has been tested in accordance with several AATCC test methods for water repellency and produced excellent results. Sample rolls are available for testing and Fisher Textiles will work with you to get the most vibrant print possible. Contact Fisher Textiles at 800-554-8886,, or visit them at the ISA Sign Expo in Booth #214.

Clearpath Offers ColorHues Signage Material 

ClearPath Signage Systems' NEW ColorHues™ lightweight signage material exudes brilliant hues of color with the smooth, clean look of glass. ColorHues™ cell cast acrylics are well suited as a substrate or accent element in signage applications and are easily embellished with stand-offs. Offered in 19 popular translucent and opaque tones, ColorHues™ is laser, rotary, and Braille engravable. It is scratch resistant with high-impact strength. Enter coupon code NOVTEN at ClearPath's online checkout today to receive 10% off any ColorHues™ cell cast acrylic through December 16th! For more information about ColorHues™ or the ColorHues™ jump chain, call 866-953-2777 or visit ClearPath will be at the ISA Sign Expo in Booth #1014.

Enhance Your Signage Projects with

Epilog Laser Systems  

Create intricate signage with a laser engraving and cutting system from Epilog Laser! From cutting inlays to engraving logos, Epilog's systems work with a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, fabric, and much more. Epilog Laser systems are ideal tools to create and enhance all of your signage projects. Since our machines can both cut and engrave a variety of materials, our systems can be used to cut individual pieces/letters for signage, engrave existing signage, or both. With engraving tables up to 36 inches-by- 24 inches and power configurations up to 120 watts, Epilog has the perfect system for your business. Learn more at .

US LED: Always the Right Choice! 

The most trusted name in signage lighting just got better, brighter, and longer lasting. US LED is a leader in development, design, and production of the widest selections of lighting products and patented designs in the industry. Focusing on quality and excellent customer service, we seek excellence in all that we do. We provide the best value and service available and continually strive to be the most respected company in the lighting market. Join us at ISA Booth #452. Learn more at

Affordability Without Compromise  

Based on the award-winning Océ Arizona® 360 Series platform but at a price point that makes it accessible to smaller print providers, the new Océ Arizona 318 GL printer delivers the highest quality printing and application versatility without compromise, including an option for factory-installed white ink. You don't have to settle for a hybrid printer when you can own the true flatbed capability of an Océ Arizona 318 GL printer - for less than $100,000. See it at Océ booth #824 at ISA 2012 in Orlando, FL, March 22-24, 2012.

ADA Braille Sign Making Systems from Gravograph   

Gravograph ADA Braille sign-making systems utilizing Automatic Raster Bead insertion: a fully automatic system with a compact, manual alternative, able to create perfect ADA Braille in plastic or metal signage, including stainless steel. Gravograph offers specially-designed two-layer material GravoTac™ for outstanding sign creation and GravoStyleTM professional software featuring an easy-to-follow Braille wizard. For more info, call 1.800.843.7637 or visit

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