SBI Update July 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 14 | July 26, 2011

2011 SBI Sign Making Innovation Award  

Our deadline is approaching! Submit your unique and innovative sign creations here before August 10.

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

According to a report by the Louis Berger Group, how much less power on average do digital billboards use than they did four years ago?

Industry News


Monitoring Media & Inks Can Lead to a Bigger ROI 

Want to get more out of your existing digital printer? Read on to learn how media and inks can help you output a bigger profit.

GSP Offers New Opportunities at Expo

Gerber is set to highlight its Gerber EDGE at the Allegra Network & AlphaGraphics 2011 Joint Technology Expo from August 8-9, 2011 in Las Vegas. Find out here what you can see showcased on the EDGE. 

SGIA Product of the Year Competition

It’s that time of year again. SGIA is now accepting entries for its contest that honors the best in digital equipment and supplies. Get details on all the categories and how to enter here.

Orbus Launches New Trade-Only Online Store 

Orbus unveils its new Web site dedicated to trade-only clients. Browse all the new online features and resources here.

Storefront Ad Takes Flight

Get a look at Inwindow Outdoor’s recent storefront ad campaign.  

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and openings from companies that include Acrilex, Mutoh America, and Trans-Lux. 
Meetings and Events



August 24-26: Graphic Solutions Group is offering a three-day vehicle wrap class at its location at 6731 South Eastern Ave. in Oklahoma City. Master-certified PDAA Installer Jeff Wagner of J3 Industries will instruct the class, which will cover the basics as well as offer advanced instruction on how to handle challenging wraps. The class will run from 8am-5pm each day, and lunch is included in the fee. To register, call 405/672-0555 or go to




September 22-24: Image is everything at the Sign Association of Canada’s Consac-Imagemakers National Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, call 877/470-9787 or visit




October 12-13: The Illinois Sign Association’s Fall Conference will be taking place at the Marriott’s Hickory Ridge Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois. For further details, call 414/529-4235 or check out

October 13-15: The SSSC/ISA Sign Show will be held Oct. 13-15 at the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. With a theme of “Take Charge of the Future,” the show will provide networking events, education opportunities, and exhibitor discussions to help sign industry professionals move their businesses forward. A full slate of events, as well as registration, is available at


October 19-21: SGIA Expo 2011 will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Lousiana. For additional information, log on to 

Digital Spotlight
Hungry for a Redesign

Learn how one Dunkin’ Donuts brewed up a whole new design with the help of awnings, pylon signs, and some unique lighting ideas.  

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

Digital billboards use 40% to 61% less power than they did four years ago according to a study by the Louis Berger Group.

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



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


Digital Printing Growth & ROI Supplement


Awnings Fabrication
EMC Installation
LED Modules/Tubes Power Supplies
On-site Service Equipment
Sign Cabinet Lighting



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


Application Fluid
CNC Router Production
Monuments Installation
Sign Blank Panels
RIP/Digital Printing Software
Outdoor Vinyl


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].

Signage Made Easy

The Mimaki JFX-1631plus UV LED Flatbed with standard post-curing unit is now 80% faster than before. Features include: UV LED curing for heat sensitive materials, two ink types – hard and flexible – for multiple applications, white ink for vivid prints and printing on transparent media, clear ink for glossy or matte applications, and an Intelligent Microstepping System for ultra precise dot placement for reduced banding. Optional roll adapter available. Click HERE or call 888-530-3988 for more information.

Enhance Your Signage with StandOffs   

Accent your signage using the unmatched quality and selection of StandOff Edge Grips. With over 650 interchangeable components, Gyford StandOff Systems® allows you to “Bring Your Designs to Life®” in thousands of ways. Contact our Client Solutions Specialists at 775.829.7272 or [email protected] to assure your project is a success.  

For more information on how to get your product listed in
Builder Update, contact:   


Jeff Sutley
Regional Sales Director- East Coast
(212) 620-7233

[email protected]

Laura Connolly
Regional Sales Director- West & Midwest
(609) 613-4642 
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