SBI Update June 2011

Vol. 6, No. 11 | June 7, 2011

2011 SBI Sign Making Innovation Award  

Have you designed or built highly creative signs? Want recognition for your work?  Enter our new contest!  Get details here.

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

What is the name of the 2011 SGIA Expo’s newest expert advice zone? 

Industry News


Smart Design Creates Dynamic Displays for the Navy

Learn how Smart Design created a dimensional exhibit for the Navy in this online exclusive.

BULBRITE Receives ADEX Award

Find out which BULBRITE product took home an award.

Graphics One Launches its Updated Site

Graphics One has an all-new Web site with exciting features, improved navigation, and enhanced graphics. Get the full details here

New Product from FDC Graphic Films

FDC has released a new product with an “Ice Look.” Find out more here.

NEC Enhances its Large-Screen Displays

NEC has added two new displays to its most durable line, the P-series. Get the specs on the new displays here

Océ Helps a Client Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Océ’s Eco Start Program helps its client offset its carbon emissions. Find out how here

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and partnerships from companies that include MultiCam and Mutoh. 
Meetings and Events


June 9: EskoArtwork is partnering with ZN Production Company/Re-board and Neenah Paper to present an open house that will identify innovative and creative ways to create value before and after print for both narrow and wide format print projects. The day will include demos and how-to sessions. The event will be held 10:00 am-4:00 pm at the EskoArtwork Demo Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. To register, visit


June 12-15: The NFPA Conference & Expo, the year’s largest and most important event for the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries, is convening at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, check out


June 14-16: Learn about the latest applications in printed electronics for screen print and inkjet at SGIA’s 2011 Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium in San Jose, California. Details are available at

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  

Digital Spotlight
Access for Everyone
Spurred on by her son’s disability, an inspired wayfinding designer strives to make wayfinding accessible for everyone. Find out her recommendations for improving and broadening wayfinding design.
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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The Narrow Format Zone is the newest expert advice zone to join the five other zones on the 2011 Expo floor. This zone will show how imagers are adding narrow-format capabilities to offer products such as: OEM markings, labels, small POP components, nameplates, and much more. Check for more information on the zone to come soon.

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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