SBI Update: January 2012

Vol. 7, No. 1 | January 5, 2012

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

How many of Philips Lighting’s LUXEON LED bulbs were used to light the ball in Times Square this past New Year’s Eve?

Industry News


The Right Fit: Customizing Identity Signage 

Thanks to a variety of new materials and designs, creating a unique identity signage system is a snap.

Find out what list FASTSIGNS topped for the second year in a row. 

An innovative advertising campaign takes digital billboards to the sky for maximum visibility. Get on board with Bootcamp Lights to find out how the company does it. 

The NCCCO has received ANSI accreditation for two of its newest certification programs. Find out which programs made the cut. 

Noventri unveils its new site, with a variety of easy-to-use features that help users determine how digital signage can work for them. 

NanoLumens’ NanoFlex display helps increase the visibility of a charity concert at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the New Year’s appointments, promotions, and hires.  
Meetings and Events



January 16-18: ASI Show Orlando, the ad specialty industry’s number-one meeting place, is scheduled for the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. For more details, log on to    




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
A Monumental Approach to Design

Selbert Perkins Design incorporates a number of enhancements, visual cues, and symbols into its wayfinding campaigns. Mike Antoniak takes a look at the work that goes into these innovative navigational aids.


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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

32,256 Philips LUXEON LEDs were used to light the 12,000-pound ball in Times Square for New Year’s Eve.

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 



Contact your ad sales representative to reserve your space today.


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Prototypes and comps that POP

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Builder Update, contact:   


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Regional Sales Director- East Coast
(212) 620-7233
[email protected] 

Kim Noa
West & Midwest Regional Sales Manager
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