SBI Update: February 2012-2

Vol. 7, No. 4 | February 28, 2012
In the SBI Innovation Awards round-up (December 2012), the correct Web site address for Vision Engraving & Routing Systems, honorable mention-product (CNC Router), is

In the feature “Monkey Business” (January 2012), the correct Web site address for Avery Brothers Sign Company is

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

How big is the show floor at this year’s Digital Signage Expo? 

Industry News

The Digital Signage Expo is quickly approaching. Find out what to expect at the tradeshow dedicated specifically to all things digital signage.

Just in time for DSE, Keywest Technology offers a checklist of things to keep in mind when designing content for digital displays.   

Tic Tac®’s Shake it Up™ campaign incorporates print ads and mobile devices for a unique, interactive experience

Arlon and Mutoh have teamed up to sponsor the Graphics of the Americas Vehicle Wrap Center. Attending the show? Find out what to expect in the Center.

FGS, now an authorized Mimaki dealer, and it will debut the company’s newest line of printers at the ISA Show.   

Find out what TV show highlighted MaxLite’s LED Lightbars in a renovation. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and hires from FUJIFILM, ISA, OKI Data, and more.  
Meetings and Events



March 1-3: The thirty-seventh annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) will be held in Miami Beach, Florida. GOA is one of the printing industry’s largest, annual combined exposition and education events in the US. To learn how to attend, visit


March 1-3: FESPA Americas 2012 will be taking place in Miami Beach, Florida. For more information, browse   


March 2-3: The Mid South Sign Association Great Ideas Conference will be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and it will include Touring Canedy Signs & Graphics, McGill Marketing Group, and Spartech Plastics. To register, call 901-452-6444 or go to


March 6-9: Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2012 will be occurring in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional details about this event, log on to     


March 21-24: ISA International Sign Expo 2012 returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit    




May 9-11: The 2012 LIGHTFAIR Tradeshow and Conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more, log on to

Digital Spotlight
Making Magnets P-O-P!

Find out why magnetic sheeting is an attractive option for P-O-P displays and signage. 

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The show floor at this year’s Digital Signage Expo is the largest ever at over 61,000 net square feet. To learn more about the show, check out our preview.  

Around the Industry  
A sampling of the most interesting signage news from around the Web.


Have you thought of digital signage as wall art? (Digital Signage Today)


Google is getting set to release a pair of glasses that could change the way consumers look at signs and ads. (Forbes)


JetBlue tries to get its new 40-foot sign approval to fly. (New York Post)


300 of New York’s water towers will be transformed into works of art. (Gothamist)

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



Coming up in the March ISA Show 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


ISA Product Guide 

Awning Cleaning & Maintenance

Channel Letter Illumination

Digital Printing Hardware

EMC Installation

Engravers ROI

Service Equipment Operation

Vehicle Graphics Design  





Coming up in the April 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Adhesives/Tapes Installation

CNC Router ROI

Dimensional Identity Signs

Channel Letters- LED Modules/Tubes

Video Displays Content

Vinyl Wall Coverings 



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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