SBI Update February 2011

Vol. 6, No. 3 | February 3, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

According to the article in SBI‘s January 2011 issue, “Supplier & Demand: Building Better Relationships,” what are six things to look for in a supplier?

Industry News


Order Up! Signage Options for Bars/Restaurants 

SBI introduces the first installment of a two-part series on signage considerations for bars/restaurants. Dig into this feature here.

CET Color Expands into Latin America

Get the details on a partnership between CET Color and PrintLat here.

Roland & Clemson University Team Up

Roland DGA brings the benefits of its VersaUV-LED inkjet technology to the classroom. Study the release here.

SEGD 2011 in Montreal

For the first time, SEGD will host its annual conference and expo outside of the United States. Find out what to expect in Montreal here.

HP Products Receive Top Honors

BERTL honors a number of HP products with awards. Find out which products were recognized and why here.

LFI Enhances its Student Outreach Program

The LFI Student Outreach Program includes new benefits and a special lighting design competition. Get the details here.

New Appointments
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Meetings and Events


February 22-25: Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest International Tradeshow and Conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology, and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about this event, be sure to visit

February 24-26: The Printing Association of Florida is pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, the Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To register, call 800/331-0461 or view

February 24-26: FESPA Americas 2011, the first FESPA-branded exhibition to take place in North America, will run alongside the Graphics of the Americas show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For details, visit 



April 28-30: The ISA International Sign Expo will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more 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. Sign up to be notified when registration opens at

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The six things to look for in a supplier are: selection, pricing, terms and financing, shipping, expertise, and support. Click here to read the entire article “Supplier & Demand: Building Better Relationships.”

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



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


CNC Router Production

EMC Marketing

Monuments Design

Architectural Neon

PVC Sign Blanks

Vinyl Tools



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



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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Mimaki’s Seamless Print/Cut Solution

Experience just how easy it can be to cut new paths to fat profits. The Mimaki CJV30 Series of digital printers is an integrated print/cut system that automatically contour cuts custom shapes and dramatic curves without any in-between steps. It’s fully loaded with high-performance features and bundled software for producing vibrant color and flawless print quality. Click HERE or call 888-530-3988 for more info.

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.

Tetra PowerMAX

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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