The Online Magazine For The Sign Trade
e-NewsLetter Volume 14 Issue 2
Tuesday January 15, 2013

In this issue:

Product Showcases

OmniMax USA Announces new wholesale displays warehouse in Anna, Texas
We are a new stocking distribution facility in North Texas (Dallas Area) for Display, Banner Stands, Popups, Flags, LED Lighting, Stand offs and other products. Providing quality products at import pricing. We also can custom order products not being stock for your specific needs and also will work with you on stocking programs to your specific requirements.
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Attend SIGN CHINA 2013, March 1-4, Guangzhou
Attend SIGN CHINA - the world’s definitive business-to-business professional trade event featuring over 1,700 exhibitors and brands worldwide across the 120,000 sqm of exhibition space. SIGN CHINA is co-located with LED CHINA - the world’s largest professional LED event and one badge grants you access to both fairs. Pre-register by 7 December to avoid the queues and obtain your badge in advance.
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KeyedInSign – Estimating Software for the Custom Sign Manufacturer
Does your business need more functionality than outdated, manual databases and spreadsheets? Take charge of your estimating in the new year with KeyedInSign, a fully web-based business management software application that can help you take control of your business- from estimating and production to scheduling and installation - with fully-integrated financial management and accounting tools.
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3M introduces industry changing wrap films
3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 is ready to use right out of the box—no printing, no overlaminate. Slideable, repositionable, removable, plus air release channels for virtually bubble-free installations. Mix and match finishes: chrome, satin, matte, gloss, carbon fiber, and brushed metal. Backed by 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. Request a Sample here.
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tesa tape – The Clear Choice for Signs
tesa tape, a global leader in adhesive tape technology, is pleased to offer a robust line of constructive bonding tapes - tesa® ACXplus – for the signage market. These high-performance products are designed for permanent bonding applications that require weather and UV light resistance. The tesa product line also includes double-sided foam tapes, double-sided banner tapes, precision masking tapes, and surface protection films. For more information, call 1-888-979-7133 or 704-553-4740 or click above.
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Pro Vehicle Outlines Launches 2012 Vehicle Template Collection and New North American Website
Over 9,000 vehicles and specialty templates specifically for the North American vehicle graphics specialist, including the original vehicle template library. 20 years of expertise in precision and accuracy. +300 page, hard copy vehicle template guide book. North American sales and support.
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3M Introduces the First Graphic Films that Optimize LED Light
Achieve vibrant, richly colored graphics with fewer LEDs. 3M™ Envision™ Translucent & Diffuser Films provide bright, even sign illumination with no hot spots—a greener solution without sacrificing performance. The switch to LEDs is on. Learn how you can help your customers Make the Switch.
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No More Speed-Dating

    "Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows."
      --- Ben Stein

Have you ever tried speed-dating? No, I haven't either, but if you've ever been to a local Chamber networking event or most other networking functions, you can get a pretty good idea of what speed-dating feels like. Let me first state that Chamber events and other networking functions have their place in business. It is just not for me --- at least the ones I've been to. People move from person to person handing out business cards and giving their 30-second elevator speech and then move on to the next person. You end up going home with a pocket full of cards, but that is it.

Business cards are okay if you can remember the person that gave their card to you, you are doing better than most at those events. It is not really a networking event, but a card gathering event. There is no real relationship building going on.

    "A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."
      --- Stephen Covey

Business success is built upon relationship success. We cannot have a successful business without working on great relationships. The challenge is in defining "great relationships." Great relationships are not those that are developed for the sake of taking from another person. We can't strive to build a great relationship based on the premise that the other person can help us in our businesses.

Great relationships must be two-way beneficial in order to succeed. They take time and energy to develop, but great relationships last a very long time, producing fruit for both parties involved.

    "Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none."
      --- Richard M. DeVos

Someone has once said that if you find a job that you love doing, you will never have to work another day in your life. Of course this is true, but it is also true that if you first focus on building long-lasting great relationships, you will never really worry about money again. It is not that you will depend on your relationships for money, but that the development of great relationships naturally opens doors for you to make money. Focusing on the money first prevents you from building great relationships, while building relationships first facilitates the flow of money to you.

    "Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships."
      --- Tom Peters
When one studies successful business leaders throughout history, it is easy to pick up on how they earned their successes. It all starts with great relationships and great relationships begin with building a foundation with someone that you can help. Zig Ziglar once said that you can get anything you want out of life if you just help enough other people get what they want. If first begins with giving of yourself, of listening to the concerns of someone else and offering assistance. You can find relationship candidates everywhere. They don't have to be in your industry. Begin this week looking at your relationships. How can you strengthen them? How can you develop new ones? Perhaps asking for an introduction from someone that knows someone that you want to get to know.

Do it this week. Do it for the other person. Do it for yourself. Do it for your business.

    "God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are."
      --- Billy Graham

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Feature Articles

Reasons Behind Single vs. Multi-Technology Printing
By Susan Veoni

Screen printed glass is everywhere. It's at home, in the streets, in stores, in the workplace, in learning centers, on public transportation and in restaurants. In fact, it appears more than most people often recognize.
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Why Traditional Sign Businesses Are Now Adopting Digital Signage
By Justin Ryan

Many sign business owners perceive Digital Signage as mysterious and potentially competitive to business. But instead digital signage should be viewed as an opportunity for growth and prosperity for your ever-changing business. Read on to learn why.
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Advertiser - ISA International Sign Expo 2013

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The entire signage industry gathers in Las Vegas at the 2013 ISA International Sign Expo.

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Funny Signs

On a door to a warehouse in Macon, GA:

    "This door is not to be used for entering or exiting the building"

As seen on a new town hall in Wales:

    "The town hall is closed until opening. It will remain closed after being opened. Open tomorrow"

Father's Day advertisement at photography studio in New Hampshire:

    "Have the kids shot for Dad from $24.95."

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