The Online Magazine For The Sign Trade
e-NewsLetter Volume 12 Issue 21
Tuesday November 1, 2011

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Create New Sales
Over 90% of sign companies believe that promotional products - items such as pens, mugs, and t- shirts, represent a good source of new revenue for their business. Add promotional products to your sales mix and start increasing sales from your current customers today!
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3M Brushed-metal-finish Films
3M’s Graphics Market Center introduces brushed-metal-finish films to its Scotchprint® 1080 wrap film series. Offerings include aluminum, titanium, steel, blue-steel and gold. The removable, cast films are designed for vehicle wraps and details that don’t require graphic protection. The pressure-activated adhesive enables the substrate to slide and be repositioned until firm pressure is applied, and the air-release channels provide fast, easy and nearly bubble-free installations, the company reports.
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SignWorld INT'L 2011 in Atlantic City, NJ December 1-3, 2011 - by United States Sign Council
On-site registration, exhibits, seminars, and workshops, all at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Ocean Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Enter to win one of 2 Grand Prizes of an Atlantic City Getaway Package. One awarded after 5pm Friday and one after 4pm Saturday in the Exhibit Hall. Must be present to win.
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Wholesale ADA Signs in just 10 working days.
Whether you require Magnesium, Zinc, Photopolymer, or Raster Braille you can count on Advance Corporation for superior quality at an effective cost. Backed by more than 70 years of experience, the Braille-Tac™ Division of Advance Corporation is the acknowledged leader in the specialized field of ADA products on a wholesale basis. We offer competitive prices, quality, and a quick production time.
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Custom sign letters / metal letters and logos fast from Woodland Manufacturing Inc.
Woodland Manufacturing Inc. now offers sign industry quoted prices on custom cut sign letters including metal letters, acrylic letters, wood letters, stencil letters and much more. Fast turn around time of 5-15 business days.
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CADlink launches new Facebook page for signmakers and SignLab users worldwide
An informal social atmosphere that provides a variety of information to maximize design and production efficiency in the signmaking, digital printing and engraving markets. Get the latest news on signmaking software developments, answers to questions you may have and special software pricing exclusive to Facebook friends. Provide requests of new features directly to the manufacturer. Interact with signmakers worldwide all looking to make daily business more profitable. 'Like' CADlink on Facebook today.
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Tebow Does Not Make a Team

    "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
      --- Vince Lombardi

Being from the south and particularly from Florida, it is hard not to like and follow the career of Tim Tebow. It appears that the Denver Bronco fans like him too. In fact, many are expecting him to lead the team in the next couple of years to a Super Bowl championship. Although typically seen as the leader of a football team, the quarterback is just one of the players being depended on and depending on others on the team to make things happen.

Making things happen is all a team effort. Sure, there are superstars in football, as well as other sports teams, but they are superstars because they are performing well and not because they themselves win games.

    "I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion."
      --- Mia Hamm

It is a team effort that causes a business to succeed as well. Without everyone working toward a common goal, it is extremely difficult, and in some cases, impossible to obtain success for a company. The team needs leadership to guide the entire organization toward the stated goals and this leadership needs to know that the team that was put together is capable of getting to the desired destination.

    "Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story."
      --- Casey Stengel

While playing ping-pong with a nine-year old nephew who was relatively new to the game, I came up with the idea of us just volleying the ball. (It seemed to be a better use of time instead of picking up every ball he tried to slam on my side of the table, but missed). He still wanted to be competitive though and I had to explain to him that he was now part of a two-person team. He needed to hit the ball in a way that I could return it to him and I had to do likewise. In order for us to be successful at volleying the ball (we reached a count of 42 without missing), he needed to help me to help him succeed.

    "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
      --- Babe Ruth

The key to a successful business team is: helping one another to be successful. The famous motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said that in order to succeed, all you have to do is help enough other people succeed. That is so true when it comes to our teams in our businesses. We must train our team members to give up their "rights" and strive to help one another become successful.

    "The team with the best players wins."
      --- Jack Welch


The Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000 produces the industry’s widest color gamut – with eight individual colors – for unparalleled output quality at the fastest print speeds in its class. Its profit-focused design sets new standards in overall reliability, maintenance and a reduced total cost of ownership. And, while its all-new ink technology is compatible with virtually any solvent-based media, it has less impact on the environment and worker health. Produce prints with amazing color fidelity and accuracy for the most demanding vehicle wrap or fine art project. Or create stunning outdoor banners, posters, and tradeshow graphics faster than you thought possible. Whether you're trying to supplement your existing production process or require a single printer to produce virtually any print job that comes your way, the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is the ultimate investment for any size printing company.
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Feature Articles

Leveraging LED Displays for Just-in-time Advertising (JITA)
By Randy Rogers

Are you the caveman who discovered fire or the one who learned how to use it to cook a meal?
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Campus Dynamic Signage Networks: Communications Value and New Revenues, Part IV
By Lyle Bunn

In this final part of a four-part series, Lyle Bunn takes us through some of the various aspects of advertising content including messages, sponsored messages, respecting 'exceptions,' and the standards of content.
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Advertiser - Sign World INT'L by the USSC

Sign World INT'L 2011
in Atlantic City, NJ
December 1-3, 2011 - by the United States Sign Council

See virtually every product made for use in the manufacture of signs - from banners to the latest computer graphic design systems to crane and ladder trucks... all on display!

On-site registration, exhibits, seminars, and workshops, all at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Ocean Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Enter to win one of 2 Grand Prizes of an Atlantic City Getaway Package. One awarded after 5pm Friday and one after 4pm Saturday in the Exhibit Hall. Must be present to win. Click here for more info on Sign World INT'L 2011.

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Funny Signs

Seen on a storefront in Perth, Australia:

    "Women's Shoes! Buy One, Get One Free!"

Near Tampa Florida:

    "CAUTION! Ship's Whistle May Sound at Any Time. This Will Cause a Loud Noise"

On monkey bars in a park in Steamboat Springs:

    "No Adults Allowed Drinking On The Swing Set"

We know those funny signs are out there. Take a moment and send them in to us and we'll share them with the world. Send all hysterical observations to:

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  Sean Scott
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