SBI Update July 2011

Vol. 6, No. 13 | July 6, 2011

2011 SBI Sign Making Innovation Award  

Our contest is now open to Canadian sign shops and readers! Enter your unique and innovative sign creations here.

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

What are the four basic, most popular versions of lean manufacturing? 

Industry News


Fostering a Relationship with a Digital Signage Company

Want to break into digital signage? Learn how to establish a relationship with a digital signage provider first in this special how-to.

Looking for Oracal info? There’s Now an App for That

ORACAL has released a new, free app that allows users to discuss their projects and get more information about ORACAL and its products. Download the details here. 

Omnivex’s Moxie Software Gets a Lead Role on Broadway

A collection of Broadway theatres is using Omnivex’s digital signage software to run their systems. Learn how the software is helping to integrate the signage and its content for a streamlined performance. 

SGIA Package Focuses on Forklift Safety

SGIA recently released its safety package with important information about forklift safety compliance. See what else it included. 

Nazdar SourceOne’s “Passport to Performance” Delivered Success

Find out what made Nazdar’s recent sweepstakes and open house series in Atlanta and Cincinnati a success.

DSE Calls for Speaker Proposals

Have knowledge about the digital signage industry that you’d like to share? Submit a proposal to become a speaker at DSE’s 2012 educational conference.

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and promotions from companies that include Advance Corporation, Cooley, and Top Value Fabrics. 
Meetings and Events


July 21-23: The Mid South Sign Association’s Convention and Tradeshow will be held at the Chattanooga Marriott by the Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For registration and hotel information, log on to   




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

Digital Spotlight
Making a Monumental Statement

Check out our article chock full of advice designed to help you better plan and install monument signage-from the sell to the install.

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The four basic versions of lean manufacturing are 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and Value Stream Mapping. To learn more about lean manufacturing, be sure to check out our July feature, “Turning the Channel to Lean.”

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

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