SBI Update: October 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 20 | October 26, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

What were the five states with the most number of registrants at the 2011 SGIA Expo?

Industry News


SGIA 2011: Big Business in the Big Easy! 

Were you unable to get down to New Orleans for the 2011 SGIA Expo? Look no further than this recap for all the details about the show.

Contra Vision announces the winner of its Contra Vision 3rd annual International Wrap Artists™ Competition. Find out who took home the prizes! 

Learn how much Graphic Solutions Group was able to raise for this worthy cause through a golf tournament and T-shirt sales. 

The second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAS 2012) have been launched! Get the details on how to enter, the prizes up for grabs, and the deadline.

Bulbrite’s new LED Resource Center provides vital information to help lighting professionals select the right LED light source for their needs. Get the full details here

Winlectric Wins Big in MaxLite Sweepstakes

See who took home the prize in the first MaxLite “Tri-Season Gondola Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes.”

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and expansions from Cooley Group, ONYX, Ultraflex, and more. 
Meetings and Events



November 3: SEGD’s Xlab 2011: Design of Location will explore location-based navigation technologies and bring together technology, design, and interaction experts in a format that will include games, presentations, and talks. The event will be held in New York City at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st St. For more, visit   




December 1-3: USSC Sign World International returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For advance information, call 215/785-1920 or visit     




January 16-18: ASI Show Orlando, the ad specialty industry’s number-one meeting place, is scheduled for the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. For more details, log on to  

Digital Spotlight
The Traveling Wrap Showroom

Adapting a vehicle wrap design to each vehicle type in a fleet can drive in big profits. See how one sign company succeeded with a unique design plan that showed off the various capabilities of vehicle wraps.

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The top five states with the most number of registrants at the SGIA Show were: Louisiana, California, Texas, Florida, and Illinois.

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



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


ADA Design

Awnings Installation

Banners Fabrication

Channel Letters Installation

Fabrication with Panel Saws  

Vehicle Graphics Software   



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


Sign Making Innovation Award Winner Article 

CNC Router Projects 

Digital Printing for Backlit Displays 

LED Modules/Tubes Border Lighting 

Service Equipment Maintenance 

Vehicle Graphics Installation

Video Displays Marketing

Vinyl Lamination 



Contact your ad sales representative to reserve your space today.


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