SBI Update: September 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 18 | September 27, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

What 2010 industry tradeshow was recognized as the “Show with the Most Dramatic Growth” at the recent Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards and Summit?

Industry News


The Latest in Architectural Signage: European Designs for American Signage

In a special feature, Lori Shridhare takes a look at one sign company that has found European architectural signage systems are making a big splash in the US.

Celebrate with Roland DGA and Win Big!

Roland DGA is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a design contest. Find out how you can enter.

Get Some Digital Signage “Know-How” With DSE’s Webinar

On October 11, Digital Signage Expo will present a Webinar for those interested in learning more about digital signage. Find out who will be presenting and what to expect here.    

EFI Pace Gets Certified 

Find out what type of certification EFI’s management system received here.

Durden Outdoor Lights up Historic Town with Watchfire Digital Billboard 

Get the specs on the recent installation of a unique, three-sided digital billboard. 

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and acquisitions from Fisher Textiles, Scala, World Wide Sign Systems Inc., and more. 
Meetings and Events



October 12-13: The Illinois Sign Association’s Fall Conference will be taking place at the Marriott’s Hickory Ridge Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois. For further details, call 414/529-4235 or check out

October 13-15: The SSSC/ISA Sign Show will be held Oct. 13-15 at the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. With a theme of “Take Charge of the Future,” the show will provide networking events, education opportunities, and exhibitor discussions to help sign industry professionals move their businesses forward. A full slate of events, as well as registration, is available at


October 19-21: SGIA Expo 2011 will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Lousiana. For additional information, log on to      




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  

Digital Spotlight
ADA by the Numbers

Butch “Superfrog” Anton goes beyond the regulations contained within the ADA to look at the issues that affect sign shops during installation of these signs. Don’t be caught offguard–find out what common issues you’ll most likely run into when installing ADA signage.


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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The 2010 SGIA Expo was honored with the Gold 100 Grand Award “Show with the Most Dramatic Growth” at the Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards and Summit. The show was held September 21-23 at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California. 

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



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


Architectural Identity
Digital Printing Hardware
Rotary Engravers
Magnet Applications
Printwear Business
Vehicle Graphics Design
Vinyl Installation



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 


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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Decorative Mounting Hardware

Enhance your signage with the unmatched quality, variety, and in-stock inventory of StandOff Caps and Barrels. With custom design capabilities and over 650 interchangeable components, Gyford StandOff Systems® allows you to “Bring Your Designs to Life®” in thousands of ways. Contact our Client Solutions Specialists at 775.829.7272 or [email protected].

Gyford StandOff Systems

The Gerber EDGE FX™ Digital Printing System is the solution for short-run durable graphics. With Gerber’s Matched Technology System™, EDGE FX™ thermal printer, Gerber plotters, OMEGA™  software, GerberColor™ thermal transfer foils, Gerber EDGEReady™ punched materials, and Gerber Spectratone™ (create 3000+ colors), you can easily produce graphics that make you $$$!

Gerber EDGE FX 

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. 

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 nine series with dozens of models, which will provide the best power solutions for your needs.  

Mean Well 


Free up your CNC router! The Hendrick VSA ACM Duo vertical panel saw is the complete all-in-one ACM solution; providing full rip and cross-cut capacity for panel sizing and auto changeover for channel grooving of aluminum composite panels. CUT | GROOVE | BEND.  

Learn More… 

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Builder Update, contact:   


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(212) 620-7233

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Regional Sales Director- West & Midwest
(609) 613-4642 
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