SBI Update: March 2012

Vol. 7, No. 5 | March 8, 2012

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

How many booths are currently registered to exhibit at the 2012 ISA International Sign Expo?

Industry News

The ISA International Sign Expo kicks off March 21 in Orlando, Florida, and there are plenty of reasons why this year’s show is poised to be a must-attend event.

Get Educated with 3M Graphic Installation Training Sessions

3M Commercial Graphics has announced the 2012 schedule of its training, testing, and accreditation process for installers. Get the full schedule and details

Neal Wilcox is Recognized as “Distinguished” by the USSC

Find out which award USSC presented to Neal Wilcox of National Wholesale Signs.   

Daily cleaning of your Roland printer will minimize downtime and repairs. Learn more maintenance and cleaning tips that will extend the life of your Roland printer by attending GSG’s Maintenance Lab.  

The 2012 SEGD International Symposium: Design, Innovation, Collaboration, will be held in London on April 27. Get the details on what will be discussed along with who will be speaking at the event. 

Signs By Tomorrow has named Gemini the Vendor of the Year. Learn why the company was chosen for the recognition.

Find out which award Aurora Specialty Textiles earned thanks to its sustainability efforts. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and expansions.  
Meetings and Events



March 21-24: ISA International Sign Expo 2012 returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit    




May 9-11: The 2012 LIGHTFAIR Tradeshow and Conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more, log on to  




June 8-9: 2012 SEGD Conference, the only international conference focused on communication design in the build environment, will be taking place in New York City/Brooklyn. For more information, go to

Digital Spotlight
Bring D.C. to Your Backyard!

Congressional visits to your sign facility benefit both your shop and your congressman. 

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

1,940 booths are currently exhibiting at the ISA International Sign Expo, which puts the show floor at 194,000 square feet.

Around the Industry  
A sampling of the most interesting signage news from around the Web.


Tablet computers in the back of NYC taxis coming soon? (Digital Signage Today)


Need to create content for your digital signage? There’s an app for that.  

(The Sacramento Bee)

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



Coming up in the April 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Adhesives/Tapes Installation

CNC Router ROI

Dimensional Identity Signs

Channel Letters- LED Modules/Tubes

Video Displays Content

Vinyl Wall Coverings   





Coming up in the May LIGHTFAIR Show 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Acrylics/Plastics Decoration

Channel Letters Fabrication

Digital Printing Media

Architectural LED Modules/Tubes

Neon Lighting

Painting Equipment

Backlit Display Sign Cabinets 



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].

Mimaki’s NEW JV400LX Series – Latex Unleashed

Mimaki’s new JV400LX Series of wide format latex printers brings you boundless printing freedom by utilizing the latest in low-VOC latex ink technology. The JV400 features white ink-a first-and lower operating temperatures for increased media choices and applications. Longer lasting piezo heads output at a speedy 194 sq ft/hr. The JV400LX is available in 53-inch and 63-inch printing widths and is ideal for outdoor signage, vehicle graphics, exhibition & event signage, retail POP, and interior décor applications. Click here to learn more.

The new Océ Arizona® 318 GL UV flatbed printer offers smaller print providers entrance to the world of award-winning, high-quality UV flatbed printing. It delivers the same application versatility as the mid-production Océ Arizona 360 GT UV flatbed printer – but for less than $100,000. See it at the ISA Expo in Booth #824.

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Jeff Sutley
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(212) 620-7233
[email protected] 

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