Vehicle Wraps
David Patchel from JT’s Auto Glass & Tint in Boise, Idaho, got an offer he couldn’t refuse: Come to ISA International Sign Expo to learn more about vehicle wraps. His boss wanted to take her whole staff to learn more about this rapidly growing field. It made sense; the automotive window tint business provided a strong client base and...
Angie Schmidt is the Sign Territory Sales Manager at GSG, a full-service wholesale distributor to the apparel decorating, digital print, electrical sign, and commercial markets. Schmidt started in the sign industry in 1998 and has over two decades of experience. Last April, she participated in the kickoff session at the ISA Sign Expo for Women Leading the Industry (WLI), an...
APG Media Group
APG Media Group , a full-service LED videowall and media technology powerhouse focusing on innovative display technology rentals and sales, announced the opening of a new 15,000-square-foot Canadian corporate headquarters just outside of Toronto at 2880 Brighton Road, Unit 1, Oakville, ON L6H 5S3, Canada. Comprised of executive offices, training and testing center, full line product experience center, quality control...
Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announced a strengthening in orders in the fourth quarter that management anticipates will result in a reported backlog of $66.2 million for the period ended December 31, 2019, growing from $57.6 million as of September 30, 2019. The recovery in the backlog was driven primarily by the company’s...
ISA online learning wrap
The International Sign Association is adding to its online learning courses with a new stand-alone course, Intro to Vehicle Wrapping. The course includes the expertise of The Wrap Institute and covers a history of vehicle wraps, available materials and considerations for setting up a wrap shop. ISA and The Wrap Institute in partnership with Justin Pate have an expanding relationship,...
chicago sign code sign permits
Sometimes a hard-fought success provides a road map for the way ahead. Such is the story in Chicago, where the International Sign Association (ISA), the Illinois Sign Association, and a coalition of business groups have worked for several years to unwind a laborious sign permitting process. It is a story of commitment and collaboration that could pay off in virtually...
Smithsonian Mimaki 3D printing
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, is proud to work with the Smithsonian to place a Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer in the Smithsonian Exhibits’ (SIE) studios, located in Landover, MD, and part of the Smithsonian Institution. SIE collaborates with museums and offices throughout the Institution and the federal government to help them plan,...
Print2Win Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co
Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co., and 3M, announces a new contest: Print2Win—3 Printers, 3 Months, 3M. Participants purchasing select qualifying 3M™ films and overlaminates from Midwest from January 6 –March 31, will be eligible to win one of three Grand Prize wide format printers and additional weekly prizes including $500 Midwest eStore credits and 3M film bundles. The grand...
Raising The Bar
Raising the Bar, a new publication from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), documents the evolution of the organization from its deep roots in the industry in the mid-1980s to the global leader in certification that it is today. Raising the Bar: How NCCCO is transforming worksite safety through certification excellence tells the story of how the...
Quarterly Economic Report
The International Sign Association’s three steering committees advise the board of directors on trends impacting their businesses and provide guidance that leads to solving challenges and seizing opportunities. The committees for 2020 showcase the diversity in the sign, graphics, visual communications and print industry in business location and size as well as the types of product produced. The steering committees...




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