SBI Update May 2011

Vol. 6, No. 9 | May 3, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

According to a survey of 167 banks conducted by John Ryan (a global provider of large-scale managed digital merchandising networks for retail banking organizations), what percentage of respondents believe that banks’ adoption of digital signage will continue to increase?

Industry News


Digital Signage Trends 

What’s next for digital signage? Get insight

into future trends and learn what you can expect as digital signage continues to evolve.

Epson Printers Now Available Through Resellers

Find out which series of Epson printers are now available through Epson resellers here.  

DSE 2012 APEX Awards

Digital Signage Expo announces its ninth annual APEX Awards– with a variety of changes and additions. Get the details on what’s new and how to enter here

MACtac’s New Authorized Installer Program

MACtac adds to its Application Nation graphics education platform with a new program designed to certify installers. Find all the details on the program here

SGIA’s Screen Printing Workshop

Get the details on SGIA’s latest upcoming workshop covering all the steps in screen making from basic to professional here

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


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   


May 18-19: The Illinois Sign Association and the Wisconsin Sign Association will co-host a Joint Spring Conference at the Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Illinois. To learn more, check out



June 1-4: The 2011 SEGD Conference + Expo + Awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montreal in Montreal, Canada. For additional information, 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

Digital Spotlight
Brewing Up an Outdoor Awning
Find out how an outdoor awning project for a restaurant’s beer garden proved to be anything but pint-sized.  
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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The survey conducted by John Ryan found that 93 percent of banks believe that there will be an increase in the number of banks adopting digital signage. The report surveyed 167 large and mid-sized banks, and its findings offered a glimpse into the implementation of digital signage in the retail banking industry.

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



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


ADA Codes 

Informational Architectural Signage 

CNC Router Projects 

Digital Printing for Outdoor Signage 

Painting Tools 

Vinyl Wall Coverings 

Design Software  



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


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].

The NEW Mimaki JV34-260

The new Mimaki JV34-260 grand-format inkjet printer produces outstanding results for indoor/outdoor applications using water-based solvent or sublimation inks on a wide variety of substrates. The JV34-260 features a maximum 102″ printing width and is capable of printing up to 323 sqft/hr. It also employs variable dot technology for smooth gradations, photo-quality images, and sharp text. 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  

StandOffs Add Dimensionality

With over 650 interchangeable components, Gyford StandOff Systems® allows you to “Bring Your Designs to Life®” in thousands of ways. Mount your next sign with quality StandOff Caps & Barrels. Contact our Client Solutions Specialists at 775.829.7272 or [email protected] to assure your project is a success.  

10mm Alumalite™ without pre-drilling holes?
No problem… 

HIKER’s H-901 hand press was engineered to insert grommets with up to six times less physical effort than other presses on the market. HIKER also offers a complete range of electric grommeting machines. Call HIKER at 866/664-4537 no matter what your grommeting needs may be. We’ll either have a solution that is right for you or help you find one.

For more information on how to get your product listed in
Builder Update, contact:

Don Rogers

Midwest and West Coast Sales Manager

(212) 620-7214

[email protected] 

Jeff Sutley
East Coast Sales Manager
(212) 620-7233

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