June Sign Builder Essentials


It’s more than simply the shirt color of our favorite sign maker!

Forgive us if we sound a bit cynical, but we take our environmental performance seriously. Look behind the logos, the slogans and the clever plastic bottle counters and what do you find? With Precision Board Plus its hard data. Make a meaningful environmental statement and craft your signs with Precision Board Plus HDU.

    · Certified with 18.9% Rapidly Renewable Resource content

    · Certified Carbon Balance of 3:1

    · Precision Board Plus now assists in meeting LEED requirements for
                                      obtaining USGBC and ICC 700-2008 building credits

Request a Free Sample of Precision Board Plus or visit our new website for more information at precisionboard.com.

ORACAL Offers New Digital Media with an Advanced Air-release System

ORAJET® Series 3651RA Intermediate Calendered PVC Digital Media with RapidAir® Technology is a 2.5-mil, five-year intermediate calendered digital media that features an advanced air-release system that facilitates quicker, easier installation without distracting surface patterns. It is ideal for a broad range of short- to medium-term indoor and outdoor applications over flat surfaces and simple curves. Series 3651RA is durable, flexible, and compatible with a wide range of popular solvent-based inkjet printers. For applications requiring enhanced protection and durability, match this film with ORAGUARD® 210, 215, or 240 laminating films. For more information, contact ORACAL USA at (888) 672-2251 or go to www.oracal.com.

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 www.shopbottools.com


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 www.gravograph.us.   

3M offers bright, consistent lighting that’s “cool”

An attention getter at ISA in April, 3M™ Flexible Light Mat was demonstrated as the perfect ready to install LED solution for everyday and custom configuration light boxes of all sizes and shapes.

  • Exceptional heat management—- Provides long LED life and optimum light output
  • Consistent color and light output—- Light reflecting film properties create consistent color and uniform light output
  • Minimum fuss, maximum reliability—- Peel, stick, and wire up to 36 sq. ft. in under 10 minutes

An easy, cost-effective option for retrofitting light boxes. Learn more at www.3Mgraphics.com/lighting.

Beautiful Women Walk All Over Us.

Metal Designs from Chemetal can be used almost anywhere. Here, Polished Aluminums from Chemetal as runway flooring and benches at NY Fashion Week. While we don’t recommend Chemetal for flooring, the view was amazing. Chemetal is great for interior signage backgrounds and letters. Many Chemetal designs are solid aluminum, so you can create cleaner edges and sharper letters. Chemetal has over 200 metal designs, including anodized aluminums, tinted metals, and more. Much more. See it all at chemetal.com, and click on the Fashion Week link to the lower right for more Fashion Week images.    

AJM Nino Corp. Offers Janitorial Supplies at a Lower Price

AJM Nino Corp., a small, woman-owned janitorial supply business, has just launched their Web site, www.ajmnino.com. Specializing in the distribution of Janitorial and Facility Maintenance products, this Web site (www.ajmnino.com) will allow for easier, more convenient shopping for facilities managers and business owners. Contact us directly to get an evaluation of your existing cleaning supplies. We will provide an equivalent or better product at a lower price, as we deal directly with the manufacturers (no middleman markup). Start making the world a cleaner place and visit ajmnino.com or request a catalog for the entire line of products.

For more information on how to get your product listed in
Sign Builder Essentials, contact
Don Rogers, Midwest and West Coast Sales Manager, at
(212) 620-7214 or
[email protected]  
or Jeff Sutley, East Coast Sales Manager at (212) 620-7233 or [email protected] 


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