SBI Update January 2011

Vol. 6, No. 1 | January 6, 2011
This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:
According to SGIA’s 2010 Product Specialties Survey, what were the top five products of 2010 in the Graphic and Sign division?

Industry News

Outdoor Advertising Gets Up Close and Personal

A new advertising campaign at New York’s Penn Station can greet you by name. Find out what company is making the “minority report” experience a reality by clicking here.

ANC Provides Event-Side LED Signage

ANC provided perimeter LED signage for a special Christmas Day skating program. Get all the specs on the LED signage here.

New Blog Dedicated to Foam Monuments

Peachtree City Foamcraft has launched its all-new blog. Get the full details and find out what the company will be blogging about here.

UL’s Green Sign Program to Assist in Compliance with Requirements

The California Energy Commission has adopted sign lighting regulations, and there are a number of ways to make sure you’re in compliance. Read more about them here.

Mutoh Featured at Signs + Banners Open House

Signs + Banners is hosting a free open house on February 25. Get details on the event and find out what which Mutoh printer you can see in action at the open house by clicking here.

TDK Replaces Times Square Sign

TDK Corporation has replaced its sign in Times Square with a new energy-efficient, high-definition model. See the illuminating details here.

New Appointments
Many businesses have ushered in the new year with new hires and company changes. Click here to read about promotions and shifts at MACtac, NESCO, and other companies.
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

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


Coming up in the February Digital Sign Expo 2011 issue of
Sign Builder Illustrated,
feature articles on:

Digital Printing Media
Digital Sign Systems Content
Laser Engravers
Architectural Lighting: LED Modules/Tubes
Polycarbonates Fabrication
Estimating/Business Management Software
Video Displays Content

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

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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This Month’s Trivia Answer:
The top five products of 2010 according to SGIA’s 2010 Product Specialties Survey were: banners, POP, window displays, decal/label/sticker, and indoor wall graphics. Visit for the full report.

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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