La Crosse
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, recently held a Sign Design Contest during the annual Sales Expo. La Crosse Sign Group won the 49-square-feet-and-smaller competition with a sign for Oakdale Credit Union and the 50-square-feet-and-larger category with the Wilderness Resort sign. “As always, there was some excellent competition for our Sign Design Contest,” says Jess Bern, Daktronics On Premise marketing strategist....
graphiPLAZA
To bring large format professionals together to inspire and share ideas, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is proud to announce that Canon Production Printing, a Canon affiliate located in Venlo, Netherlands, has launched a new online community, graphiPLAZA. Free to access for customers, partners and employees, graphiPLAZA offers a network of expertise...
PrintFactory
Durst has a reputation for being the unrivaled technology leader in digital large format printing. Quality and reliability are its cornerstones. With the Pixel to Output strategy, Durst expanded its offer with software solutions for printers to deliver complete solutions from Pixel to Output. PrintFactory’s color management technology and high-speed, XML-centric RIP will be pivotal in ensuring an even wider...
J Signs
Patchogue, New York-based J Signs wasn’t always a large print business. The company has experienced consistent growth over the years by exceeding the expectations of its existing clients and expanding its product offerings to attract new customers. Along the way, J Signs has invested in Roland DG technology to keep pace with its increasing workload and customer base. Owner Jerome...
Customer
When you screw up (and we all do), you can count on customers contacting you to let you know what you’ve done. If it’s a phone call, you can expect to hear ranting and raving and people saying things that are rude and inappropriate. If they are in your place of business, they will confront you face-to-face and it’s...
Minuteman Press
Peter Castorena owns the Minuteman Press printing franchise in Lancaster, California. Already a member of the President’s Million-Dollar Circle for achieving yearly gross sales of at least $1 million, Peter has continued to grow his sales even during the COVID-19 pandemic. He credits the hard work of his team, the loyalty of his business community, and the support of...
xsTECH
Tormach Inc., a leading supplier of affordable and compact CNC machines, now offers the xsTECH Router Mill, a ready-to-use tabletop system with full CNC capabilities. The xsTECH is small but features big capabilities for cutting plastics, wood, and aluminum. An ideal starter CNC system for students learning CNC fundamentals, the xsTECH comes ready to run and requires no assembly. It...
PPP Loan ISA
"The PPP loan was critical in allowing us to bring back our employees much quicker. And it allowed our clients to continue to pay their bills and generally allowed us the confidence to continue to invest in and improve the position of our business at a time when few orders were coming in.” “Fortunately the PPP loan has made it...
Greentree
The Giegel family has acquired Greentree Printing and Sign and moved their Minuteman Press franchise operations from the South Hills area in Dormont, Pennsylvania to 2351 Noblestown Road in the Green Tree suburb of Pittsburgh. They have owned and operated Minuteman Press since 2004 and are now serving Greentree Printing and Sign customers. Greentree was an independent print shop...
December 2020 sign builder illustrated
This issue features stories on HDU, electrical signage, service trucks, LED lighting, business management, and our annual Yearbook feature, which looks back at the industry over the past year.




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