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2015 SGIA Expo - Atlanta, Georgia - November 4-6, 2015

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Color and Luminance Uniformity Correction for LED Video Screens
LED video screens are amazing. They are bright enough to see in broad daylight; they can stand up to severe weather conditions, they last almost forever, and they consume far less power than CRT technology. If only they weren’t so blotchy! This article explains the causes of luminance and color non-uniformity in LED screens, and what screen manufacturers can and are doing to fix these problems.

Traditional Die Cutting Versus Digital Die Cutting
With increasing demand comes the growing need for better and faster technology in all sectors of the trade. This includes die cutting, a constantly evolving finishing technique that relies heavily on its relevance in the field.

The Question of K: A Primer on Gray Component Replacement
For a theoretically perfect inkjet printer, combining cyan (C), magenta (M) and yellow (Y) inks would produce a perfect black. Reality, however, is not perfect.

Media Facades: High-Tech Digital Building Wraps
Now with LED video screens comes the outdoor advertising impulse to create the ultimate building wrap, a media facade, which is an LED video screen that completely covers the front of a building and presents a kaleidoscope of imagery that dances across the building.

Are You Sure About the Profitability of Your Business?
If you're not completely sure, read on to consider the benefits of engaging in a financial analysis consultation to identify your business's key performance measures.

Dynamic Digital Signage: Unlocking the Profit Secrets
Whether you are a small sign shop with a single roll printer, or a large sign shop making electrical signs, the profit secrets regarding dynamic digital signage (DDS) are the same. There is no doubt in my mind that DDS displays are, in fact, signs, and if we (as an industry) don't stake our rightful claim, we will miss this exciting opportunity.

The Story Of A Country Sign Painter
Been there and done that. And thus begins the story of Johnny Berg...

Want to Become a Lenticular Printer? ­ Just do it!
For both sign makers and wide format printers, lenticular can be a valuable differentiator, an additional value-added service and best of all, a profit generator.

The Next Step Is Implementation
What stops the implementation from succeeding? What are the factors needed to keep the process going? Who succeeds and who fails? Let's review the process and find out.

Rivets - Two 'Right' Ways
I've installed vinyl over millions of rivets, and I've tried every technique and tool imaginable. Here are the two ways I have found to be the best possible methods.

Vehicle Wrapping Contracts 101
: Wrapping vehicles without a signed contract that spells out what the customer should expect - and shouldn't expect - from your sign shop is a mistake that could cost you. Find out how to avoid liabilities with a solid contract.

Fitting a Round Sign into a Square Code
If sign codes were easy to comply with, every sign created would have to be square, with perfect symmetry, and have a message that never changed.

New Mexico Neon on Route 66
Sign makers are getting their kicks restoring vintage neon signs along New Mexico’s portion of Route 66.

A Look at Dye Sublimation
Dye sublimation transfer printing has established itself as the preferred technique for printing polyester woven and knitted fabrics in the apparel and home decoration markets.

Digital 3D Enhancement Printing
Whether with a wax seal, embossed image or raised type, throughout much of history, adding dimension to documents has increased their perceived value and importance.

Onshoring, The Next American Apparel Revolution?
The local option needs to be automated enough to be efficient and price competitive versus other options from other places.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
Double-lock stitching increases the durability and improves the appearance of the banner. It is just the most time consuming method. Find out when the time investment is worth the durability payoff.

National WW I Museum: Signs That Narrate Its Remembrance
The National World War I Museum was created as a monument to both honor the history of that war and also as a monument to the Americans and Europeans who fought and died in WW I.


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The 2015 SGIA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia November 4–6
Offering qualified and educated attendees (like you!) the unparalleled chance to experience the hottest technology, the markets and opportunities. This dynamic show, in one of the East Coast’s most dynamic cities, is where leading imaging professionals will showcase their best products, methodologies and innovative applications.

The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software
modular e is a web-administered digital sign application that is easy to implement and use. No servers, no IT support, and no graphic designers are needed to deliver professional results. Choose from industry specific templates and customize your signs with modular e ACTIVE MODULES. modular e is cost effective for one display or thousands.

Pro Vehicle Outlines 2015 from CADlink
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Shanghai Int'l Four New Advertising & Sign Technology & Equipment Exhibition
June 30 - July 2, 2015 at SNIEC Shanghai New International Expo Center

NEW Flexible Substrate Optimized for use with LEDs
3M™ Envision Flexible Substrate FS-1 offers increased light transmission. That means more efficient use of LEDs and energy. And because LEDs require less maintenance, customers with hard-to-reach pylon signs can keep their feet on the ground.

NEW Fiery, Fierce & Fizzy Color Options from 3M
Incite jaw-dropping reactions with Fiery Orange, Fierce Fuchsia, and Raspberry Fizz—a few of the 18 new colors in the 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 line. No printing, no overlaminate, just open the box and start wrapping. View all 75 finishes, textures and colors online.


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