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June 17, 2013 SignIndustry.com e-Newsletter
The State of Industrial Large-Format Inkjet Printing
Representatives of four high-production, large-format industrial inkjet machine manufacturers share their views on the current state of the industry, how technology has evolved over the past year and where technology is headed in the year ahead.
Unleashing the Market Opportunities of Window Graphics in the Retail Industry
Retail displays and graphics have and will continue to represent a major opportunity for sign makers looking to increase revenue.
How to Find Money in Your Advertising Budget for your LED Sign
Learn how to work with companies to help them recognize that an LED sign purchase should be an advertising expenditure, rather than a capital investment.
Cast vs. Calendered Vinyl
Learn the differences and why to use the right vinyl in the right application. A quick read through this article will help you understand all the ins and outs of calendered and cast vinyl.
A Look Behind the Digital Signage Mask
Digital signage is everywhere, and growing by leaps and bounds. According to marketsandmarkets.com, the global digital signage market was estimated to generate $3.95 billion in 2011 and $13.2 billion by 2016, at a compound annual growth rate of 27.29 percent from 2011 to 2016. The market opportunity is virtually limitless, and now may be the perfect time to make it an offering.
Making Color Management a Top Priority
Color management is no longer a value-add for businesses; it is necessary to stay competitive in today's market. Follow a real-world example of successful color management solutions to consider for your sign shop.
The Glory of Growing: How Innovation Spurs Sustained Profits
Adapting to change feels just plain wrong, but the market has spoken. It's telling us we have a systematic problem; it's time for a systematic solution. Innovate!
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.
New Opportunities for Graphics Installers
Through SGIA's ongoing affiliation with the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA), we have had a unique view into what is an increasingly competitive industry, particularly as new pressure-sensitive materials have made installation easier.
Discover the Rewards of Owning A CNC Router
See the options available and avenues where sign makers can use CNC routers to get into the commercial signage business and channel letter fabrication. CNC routers provide a broad capability to enter into multiple markets.
Selling More Monument Signs Using Social Media
Learn some solid basics for using social media to sell more monument signs in your sign shop.
The Science of Effective Estimating
In the breadth of the sign & graphics industry many methods are used for estimating and job quoting. Some shops are using the correct tool for the job, while others aren’t. Which category does your business fall into?
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard - What it Means for the Imaging Community
The new regulations provide specific information that must be included on each label. The major change includes the use of pictograms. Employers must train their employees to recognize the new warning labels and SDS formats by December 1, 2013.
ADA Signs How to Stay Compliant Without Sacrifice
With ADA compliance laws on the minds of many sign manufacturers, it is important that compliant signs are both functional in terms of the letter of the law and still attractive in terms of getting people’s attention and drawing new business
LED Maintenance Thoughts - Opening up a new business model that will make your customer happy and keep you in the service business.
With the almost total acceptance of LED for channel letters and increasing use of dedicated modules for cabinet lighting, our industry has to look at the long term effects of such a liability free product.
Tricks of the Trade Show: Fabricating Graphics For Portable Display Systems, Part I
Although many folks probably think the subject of graphics finishing is boring, the fact is that it is extremely important in the total performance of most graphics. The process of lamination can involve far more than sticking a clear film to the surface of a graphic image.
5 Important Steps in Direct-to-Garment Printer Maintenance
It is critical to your business that your printer be routinely maintained to assure its productive life and longevity. Direct-to-garment printers have evolved in just a few short years from a category of machines that were un-proven, to being recognized as very productive printers which require minor regular maintenance.