SBI Update February 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 4 | February 24, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

The USSC recently released a new publication regarding on-premise signage. What is the title? 

Industry News


Order Up! Signage Options for Bars/Restaurants 

SBI serves the second installment of our two-part series on signage considerations for bars/restaurants. Dig into the feature here.


Get the latest news from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, including details about certification exams, here.

40th Anniversary Celebration

Find out what company celebrated its 40th anniversary and see pictures from the event here

WAC Lighting Lends its Support

WAC Lighting is stepping up for a good cause. Find out what foundation they are supporting here

Christie Wins an Award for its “InAVation”

One of Christie®’s new products has taken home an honor. Find out which one it is here

Grace Outdoor Installs Two New Billboards

Grace Outdoor has expanded its reach in South Carolina with two new digital billboards. Click here to read about the display manufacturer Grace Outdoor chose to work with. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and updates in the sign industry from companies such as Avery Dennison, MACtac, and Graphics One.
Meetings and Events


March 10-12: The Mid-South Sign Association’s latest Great Ideas Conference Series will be hosted by Cuerden Sign Company of Conway, Arkansas. For additional details, check out



April 17-20: EskoWorld 2011 for EskoArtwork customers in the Americas is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. For more information, log on to
April 28-30:
The ISA International Sign Expo will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For information about this annual event, visit



May 11-12: SGIA’s new Business Development Conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Get details about the retail industry through presentations, panel discussions, and case studies with retail buyers. Those in attendance will also learn how to implement changes in their own businesses to take advantage of the growing retail market. Learn more at


May 17-19: The LIGHTFAIR Tradeshow & Conference is scheduled for the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The LIGHTFAIR Institute will occur May 15-16 at the same location. For additional information, log on to  

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The title of the USSC’s new publication is Model On-Premise Sign Code. It represents the culmination of over 14 years of research on the design characteristics of on-premise signage. Click here to read more about the Model Code.

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



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


Awnings Design

Channel Letters Fabrication

Digital Printing Trends & Technologies
EMC Content
Magnets Application

Service Equipment Purchasing

HDU Sign Blanks



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


Acrylics/Plastics Decoration

Sign Cabinets- LED Modules/Tubes

Neon Lighting

Panel Saws Marketing

Vehicle Graphics Media

Video Displays Installation

Wayfinding Design 


Contact your ad sales representative to reserve your space today.


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].


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Tetra PowerMAX LED Lighting System

New Tetra® PowerMAX from GE Lighting Solutions combines bright white light output with unparalleled uniformity across the sign face. Money-saving features include: superior surface area coverage that enables using fewer strokes of LEDs per sign, simple 2-wire installation, long life, greater energy efficiency and remarkable performance for the largest channel letters.

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Trans-Lux 3mm Indoor LED Large Screen System.

Trans-Lux’s TL-IV3S indoor LED large-screen system features the market’s smallest LED pitch; 3mm. It is energy efficient, 144mm x 96mm x 23mm (WxHxD), with a 281 trillion color palette, 7 x 7 (W x H) module array, 336 x 224 (W x H) resolution and true, vibrant color reproduction.


 Going Green? Go LED Power!

Class 2 / UL 879 SAM / UL 8750 (LED Power Source)

Mean Well’s 3,000 Power Supply models have been serving worldwide customers, since 1982. If you are thinking green, Mean Well’s LED Power Supplies have 9 series with dozens of models, which will provide the best power solutions for your needs.

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