SBI Update: August 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 16 | August 29, 2011

Vote for the 2011 SBI Sign Making Innovation Award  

Help us crown the most innovative sign of 2011. Place your vote for your favorite entry here.

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

According to DisplaySearch’s latest Quarterly LED Supply/Demand Market Forecast Report, what is the total average LED penetration in lighting forecast to reach in 2014?


Industry News


ANC Brings in LED Signage that Bucks the Traditional 

ANC provided the Professional Bull Riders with some unique LED signage. Hop on to learn more about the system.

An EGD Firm “Focuses” in on Urban Renewal

FocusEGD showed how placemaking and environmental graphics can serve key roles in urban revitalization. See how the firm lent direction to one community. 

OKI proColor™ Financing for Graphic Arts & Production Products 

OKI Data Americas has established OKI proColor Financing to support OKI’s proColor dealer network. Find out what financing and incentive options are available through this program.  

NEC on the Big Screen 

NEC helps Marcus Theatres make a full-scale conversion to digital cinema. Tune in to the details here.

Marabu Unveils its New Web site

To coincide with its official name change, Marabu has launced an all-new Web site for the printing industry. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and expansions from Mutoh, Relume, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, and more. 
Meetings and Events



September 22-24: Image is everything at the Sign Association of Canada’s Consac-Imagemakers National Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, call 877/470-9787 or visit




October 12-13: The Illinois Sign Association’s Fall Conference will be taking place at the Marriott’s Hickory Ridge Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois. For further details, call 414/529-4235 or check out

October 13-15: The SSSC/ISA Sign Show will be held Oct. 13-15 at the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. With a theme of “Take Charge of the Future,” the show will provide networking events, education opportunities, and exhibitor discussions to help sign industry professionals move their businesses forward. A full slate of events, as well as registration, is available at


October 19-21: SGIA Expo 2011 will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Lousiana. For additional information, log on to 

Digital Spotlight
The EMC Set Up

What do you need to ask before installing an EMC? This month’s feature focuses on behind-the-scenes preparation for EMC installation. 

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

DisplaySearch’s latest Quarterly LED Supply/Demand Market Forecast Report says that the total average LED penetration in lighting in 2014 is forecast to reach 9.3%.

For in-depth coverage of these topics and other sign industry topics, check out



Coming up in the September 2011 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:

Application Fluid
CNC Router Production
Monuments Installation
Sign Blank Panels
RIP/Digital Printing Software
Outdoor Vinyl



Coming up in the October SGIA Show 2011 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Architectural Identity
Digital Printing Hardware
Rotary Engravers
Magnet Applications
Printwear Business
Vehicle Graphics Design
Vinyl Installation


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As the premier e-newsletter for the sign industry, SBI Update encourages readers to send feedback on what you like, what you’d like to see, and any other comments you might have. To do so, send an e-mail to Associate Editor Ashley Bray at [email protected].

The Mimaki UJF-3042 a small printer for  

BIG ideas

The compact UJF-3042 is ideal for one-offs and short run applications where highly detailed, precise, and brilliant images are required, even on non-coated and heat-sensitive substrates.  Applications include proofs, labels, nameplates, electronic covers, POP & POS, awards, plastic cards, and promotional imprints to name a few.  All this and an affordable price make this UV LED inkjet a small printer for big ideas. Click HERE or call 888-530-3988 for more info.


Tetra MAX LED Lighting System

GE Lighting Solutions’ new and improved Tetra MAX LED systems offer improved brightness as well as a wider viewing angle, allowing you to maximize brightness while minimizing the amount of materials needed in medium-sized channel letters. This channel letter solution is designed for the easiest possible installation and operation.

Tetra MAX 

Creating intricate signage with a laser has never been easier. Epilog Laser systems allow you to cut and engrave the most popular signage materials with the most stunning and precise results. Quickly and easily engrave/cut wood, acrylic, plastics, fabrics, and much more with a powerful laser system from Epilog.

Epilog Laser 

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(212) 620-7233

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Laura Connolly
Regional Sales Director- West & Midwest
(609) 613-4642 
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