SBI Update March 2011

Vol. 6, No. 5 | March 7, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

Digital Signage Expo® 2011 set records, including the most exhibitors ever for the show. How many exhibitors were at 2011 DSE?

Industry News


The American Sign Museum  

Auction Goes Online! 

The entire sign industry can now participate in the annual auction, which will be held online starting April 1. Get the details on how to get your bid in here.

Crane Operator Certification from ISA

Need to get crane operator certification? The ISA has you covered with its certification program and tests. Find out how to grab a seat in class here .

DSE 2011 Recap

DSE 2011 was a record-setting show that displayed the latest in digital signage technology. Find out what happened on the show floor here

SGIA Meeting InSPIREs Top
Industry Leaders

Find out what SGIA’s 2011 SPIRE meeting taught industry professionals about change management and building business opportunities here

New Tri Vantage® CDC is Now Operational

TriVantage’s Consolidated Distribution Center is up and running. What does this mean for the awning distributor? Find out here . 

MACtac® Graphic Products Get Certified with HP Latex Inks

Find out which MACtac products received certification to run on HP printers with HP Latex
inks here

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments and updates in the sign industry from companies such as Agfa Graphics, Drytac, and Meyda Lighting.
Meetings and Events


March 10-12: The Mid-South Sign Association’s latest Great Ideas Conference Series will be hosted by Cuerden Sign Company of Conway, Arkansas. For additional details, check out



April 17-20: EskoWorld 2011 for EskoArtwork customers in the Americas is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. For more information, log on to
April 28-30:
The ISA International Sign Expo will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For information about this annual event, visit



May 11-12: SGIA’s new Business Development Conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Get details about the retail industry through presentations, panel discussions, and case studies with retail buyers. Those in attendance will also learn how to implement changes in their own businesses to take advantage of the growing retail market. Learn more at


May 17-19: The LIGHTFAIR Tradeshow & Conference is scheduled for the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The LIGHTFAIR Institute will occur May 15-16 at the same location. For additional information, log on to  

Digital Spotlight
EMCs: 7 Successful Steps
Find out how you can turn the sale of EMCs into a success for your shop. With input from YESCO Electronics, Grandwell Industries, Electro-Matic Products, and Adaptive Micro Systems, educate yourself on what you need to look out for, plan for, and know about EMCs. Click here to read the March 2011 feature.
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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

Digital Signage Expo 2011 had a record 195 exhibitors, which took up a total of 60,260 square feet of exhibit space. Mark your calendars for next year’s show March 6-9, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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



Coming up in the April ISA Show 2011 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Awnings Design

Channel Letters Fabrication

Digital Printing Trends & Technologies
EMC Content
Magnets Application

Service Equipment Purchasing

HDU Sign Blanks



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


Acrylics/Plastics Decoration

Sign Cabinets- LED Modules/Tubes

Neon Lighting

Panel Saws Marketing

Vehicle Graphics Media

Video Displays Installation

Wayfinding Design 


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].

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New Clear Ink from Mimaki

Mimaki adds clear ink to its LH-100 hard UV ink line-up for the UJF-3042, JFX plus, and JFX series of UV LED curable printers. The clear ink will produce glossy and matte finish effects for value-added printing. The ink can also be applied in multiple layers to create a tactile raised effect. Applications include POP & POS, labels, packaging, signage, and more. Click HERE or call 888/530-3988 for more info.

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Mounting Hardware from  

Brooklyn Hardware, LLC

Panelclip®, Kingclip® and VClipz® offer a simple, secure solution for installation of paneling, signs and artwork. Our extruded aluminum mounting hardware products have a 100% positively stopped interlock system ensuring a snug fit and flush, professional appearance. For custom or stock orders, contact us at 888/232-1151.

Brooklyn Hardware 

Trans-Lux 3mm Indoor LED Large Screen System.

Trans-Lux’s TL-IV3S indoor LED large-screen system features the market’s smallest LED pitch; 3mm. It is energy efficient, 144mm x 96mm x 23mm (WxHxD), with a 281 trillion color palette, 7 x 7 (W x H) module array, 336 x 224 (W x H) resolution and true, vibrant color reproduction.


Containing informative product sections and interactive catalogs, Stimpson is proud to announce the launch of its new Web site, The Web site offers helpful information regarding the wide selection of grommets & washers and attaching machines that Stimpson offers. Stimpson’s grommet & washer product line is unmatched for quality and supported by on-time delivery, attractive pricing, and the largest inventory in the industry. For more information, visit, call 877/765-0748, or email us at

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 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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