SBI Update June 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 12 | June 23, 2011

SBI Appoints New Publisher

Arthur Sutley has been named the new publisher of Sign Builder Illustrated. Get the details on his promotion here.

2011 SBI Sign Making Innovation Award  

Our contest is now live! Enter your unique and innovative sign creations here.

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

According to the International Sign Association’s 2011 State of the Industry Survey, which area of the industry received the highest ranking among participants as a new business opportunity for their companies?

Industry News


Increase Your Sign Business Success This Week

Learn how to attract and increase business for your client and your sign shop.

SGIA Expo Unveils New Narrow
Format Zone

SGIA has added an all-new educational area to its five Expert Advice Zones. Get the details on what you can expect to see in the new zone at the 2011 SGIA Expo.  

Cooley® announces New Warranties with Roland®

Cooley announces new warranties for select Cooley materials when used with Roland printers and inks. Find out which products are covered here

Peerless-AV Donates Prize Money

Peerless-AV is the winner of the NEC Best of InfoComm Award. Find out where the company donated the $25,000 prize. 

Gerber Signs Merger Agreement with Vector

Gerber Scientific Products and Vector Capital Corporation announce that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Get the details on the new merger here

Gemini Reduces Lead Times for Ceramic Inserts

Plaque suppliers who require the option of ceramic inserts no longer have to wait weeks for their order to arrive. Find out how Gemini has reduced the turnaround to just eight days.

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and expansions from companies that include MultiCam, Mutoh, and Poblocki Sign Company. 
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   




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
My First Window Vision Wrap Project
Peek into the world of window wraps, as our columnist Mark Roberts prints out and puts up a variety of graphics for installation at a “glass palace” car dealership.
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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The ISA’s 2011 State of the Industry Survey found that participants gave the highest ranking to outdoor digital/electronic signs as a new business opportunity. To view the entire survey, visit

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



Coming up in the July Readership Survey 2011 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Dimensional Adhesives
Digital Sign Systems Installation
Channel Letter Lighting
Monument Fabrication
Post & Panel Sign Projects
Cedar/Redwood Sign Blanks
Sandblast Tools



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


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].

Cut New Paths In Packaging Comps

Experience just how easy it can be. The Mimaki CJV30 Series is the ONE machine for flexible film comps, prototypes, samples and labels. It is an integrated print/cut system that automatically contour cuts custom shapes without any in-between steps. It’s fully loaded with high-performance features and bundled software for producing vibrant color and flawless print quality. Click HERE or call 888-530-3988 for more info.

Tetra PowerMAX LED Lighting System  

New Tetra® PowerMAX from GE Lighting Solutions combines bright white light output with unparalleled uniformity across the sign face. Money saving features include: superior surface area coverage that enables using fewer strokes of LEDs per sign, simple 2-wire installation, long life, greater energy efficiency and remarkable performance for the largest channel letters.

 Tetra PowerMAX  

Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets and Washers

Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets when set with their matching washers, pierce and set in a single action without the need for a pre-punched hole. Stimpson Self-Piercing Grommets and Washers are available in brass and can be furnished with a nickel or dull black chemical finish. They can be set with Stimpsons No Hole Needed tooling or with the existing self-piercing tooling widely available in the marketplace. Stimpson Grommets and Washers are unmatched for quality and supported by on-time delivery and attractive pricing. Please call one of our Customer Service Representatives at 877-765-0748 or visit: 


ZeroNine thermal transfer ribbon is the best value for printing on vinyl in your Gerber Edge FX ®. Refill your FX caddy with any of ZeroNine’s several dozen colors, and save money every time! Our ribbons drop right into your FX caddy and go. Start saving here: 


Show your school spirit, get recognized for achievement, or tell the neighborhood that your daughter is a cheerleader. Custom Garden Flags from National Banner, with low minimums and copy changes allowed, are an excellent way to enhance your team sports business. For more information visit:  


Going Green? Go LED Power!
Class 2 / UL 879 SAM / UL 8750  

(LED Power Source)  

Mean Well’s 3,000 Power Supply models have been serving worldwide customers, since 1982. If you are thinking green, Mean Well’s LED Power Supplies have 9 series with dozens of models, which will provide the best power solutions for your needs.

Mean Well 

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