SBI Essentials: December 2021

With the absence of in-person tradeshows this year, Sign Builder Illustrated is bringing new products to you—virtually. Looking for new equipment, need a product upgrade, or want to learn about new media and materials? Browse the listings below.

Maximize Productivity with HP PageWide XL Pro

HPessentialsThe HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 boosts productivity, printing up to 7500 ft2 or 1,000 B1 posters per hour, and can print on different sized substrates, including paper, boards, cardstock, and cutsheets. It also provides the capability to deliver quick results with instant-dry prints on compatible substrates. With HP PrintOS, PSPs can easily control the operations of their fleet anywhere, anytime – while also enjoying simplified maintenance and fast start-up. The HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 also features the first HP large-format auto sheet feeder and versatile stacker, providing seamless end-to-end cut-sheet workflow.

AXYZ Introduces All-New METALWORKER Router for High Performance Metal Cutting

axyz tridentMEET THE ALL-NEW AXYZ METALWORKER – Faster, more powerful metal cutting than ever before! This innovative cutting solution maximizes speed, quality and precision with the features signmakers need to stand out from the competition. Comes equipped with a new intuitive CNC control system powered by AAG Move™.  Easily add options like an automatic tool changer or quick speed spindle to optimize sign fabrication.


METALWORKER was uniquely designed for end-users looking to process small to large-sized sheets of material. A rigid frame coupled to a stress relieved gantry reduces tool motor vibrations and provides fantastic edge quality.

Sign Shop Shortcut for OPEN CLOSED Signs

iSIGNS sbi essentialsGet ahead on signage projects with Wholesale LED signs you simply order and install. We manufacture LED “OPEN” and “OPEN|CLOSED” signs that are widely used at bank lanes, drive-thru’s, car washes, service lanes, entryways and more. These outdoor signs feature durable, light-weight aluminum cabinets, are maintenance-free, and their super-bright LED messages are guaranteed readable even in direct sunlight.

Order single message OPEN signs in small to large sizes or dual message OPEN|CLOSED signs with side-by-side, stacked or overlaid text. Signs are easy to mount to any wall or canopy surface. Optional ceiling, projection and angle mount brackets are also available.

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SDS Automation
ChannelBender SXP

ChannelBender SXP can punch 1/8″ & 1/4″ holes and form channel letters from 1″ to 8″ deep, as small as 3″ tall with serifs as small as 3/16″. It processes traditional aluminum coil as well as Trimless LetterForm, LiquiForm, polished stainless, polished brass and even steel. The most advanced channel letter machine ever built.