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Automation: A Challenging Yet Somewhat Attainable Proposition
Margins are getting tighter while customers are raising the bar on expectations. Graphics producers need to keep pace with the marketplace and ensure profitability.

Considering Alternative Inks?
Have you ever considered using alternative inks? As the inkjet market continues to mature and users become savvier, the trend of alternative inks is growing. The substantial cost savings has many sign industry professionals reconsidering the use of alternative inks.

Optimizing Art Files For Garment Production
Regardless of the type of garment decorating you do, it is always important to set up and optimize your files properly prior to production, to make sure to get the best possible end product.

Best of Both Worlds: Specialty Graphics Shops Complement Screen with Digital - and Vice Versa
Wide-format printers are increasingly 'hybrid' shops, operating a mélange of analog and digital equipment.

New Advancements in Fabric Printing Technology Drive Growth
The rapid evolution of digitally printed fabrics over the past few years has caused explosive growth as more output providers continue to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, digital textile printing was one of the fastest growing market sectors, reaching 10 percent growth in 2013 compared with 2012, according to Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

Americans with Disabilities Act: A Quick Review
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits any employer with 15 or more employees from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability. Let's learn the basics together.

What Makes a Great LED?
Now that LED lighting for the sign industry is a mature market, a number of potential concerns have arisen that you need to consider.

Tools, Cleaning Supplies & Equipment for Vinyl Installers
An excerpt from the 2014 PDAA Vinyl Installation Proficiency Guide, that will aid anyone in their installation career.

2D Digital Printing to 3D Additive Manufacturing: Add a New Dimension?
In addition to print providers, manufacturers and distributors that have been associated with 2D digital inkjet printing have been expanding their interests to include 3D digital print.

Tools, Cleaning Supplies & Equipment for Vinyl Installers
An excerpt from the 2014 PDAA Vinyl Installation Proficiency Guide, that will aid anyone in their installation career.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Air Supplies
There are probably as many different techniques in the use and operation of a neon plant as there are glassblowers, and the only thing that is important is what works best for you.

Optimizing Art Files For Garment Production
Regardless of the type of garment decorating you do, it is always important to set up and optimize your files properly prior to production, to make sure to get the best possible end product.

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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APPPEXPO, the giant printer and signage expo, will open March 9th, 2016 in Shanghai.
See all of the UV, solvent, water-based, textile printers, cutters, laminators, coaters, digital signage, all printable media substrates and LED lighting in the market. Known commonly as APPPEXPO, but also as Shanghai Int'l Ad & Sign Expo, now co-located with the Shanghai Int'l Lighting Expo. Last year 2,100 exhibitors and 146,437 visitors. Visit this year March 9-12, 2016

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