SBI Update: January 2012-2

Vol. 7, No. 2 | January 25, 2012

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

The International Sign Association recently released its 2011 Progress Report. According to its International Sign Expo 2011 Survey, what percentage of respondents was expecting 11-19% growth for their businesses over the next 12 months?

Industry News


Christie Puts Education on (Digital) Display 

Christie display technologies showcases the possibilities of digital signage in two recent installs. Study the details on how the digital signage provider transformed the two locations.

Is your business taking steps to be more sustainable? Then you may want to enter SGIA’s 2012 Sustainability Recognition Program. Click here for details on how to apply. 

Optiglass PC Expands its Green Efforts 

Optiglass PC has expanded its nationwide, full-service bGREEN recycling program to include even more materials. Get the green details here

Ten New Digital Billboards for Las Vegas 

Las Vegas Billboards updates ten of its billboards. Find out what digital signage company provided the new models

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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  

Digital Spotlight
Cracking the Code

QR Codes can add state-of-the-art interactivity to static signage. Find out how you can crack the code on this new marketing trend. 

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

According to ISA’s International Sign Expo 2011 Survey, 37% of respondents (the majority) expected 11-19% growth for their business over the next year.

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



Coming up in the February Digital Sign Expo 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Preview of the ISA Show

CNC Routers & HDU

Digital Sign Systems Content

Magnet Applications

Panel Saw Fabrication

Post & Panel Sign Design

Estimating/Business Mgmt. Software   





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 



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(212) 620-7233
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