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e-NewsLetter Volume 14 Issue 14
Monday July 15, 2013

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Special ASI Membership Offer From
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Pro Vehicle Outlines Releases New Companion Product, Pro Vehicle Preview
Pro Vehicle Preview is a collection of 300+ Adobe PhotoShop™ files that includes side-view, pre-clipped photographic images of most popularly used vehicles by vehicle graphics professionals. Graphics created using a PVO template can be easily brought into, and instantly placed on a PVP photo-image. The end result is a highly professional and life-like image that can now be presented to a potential customer. All for just $99.00
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5 Reasons to Treat your CNC to ArtCAM Express
The ArtCAM team have compiled a video of their top-five features of ArtCAM Express. See how easy it is to create automatic vectors, generate 3D reliefs from images, use clipart from the included 3D relief library and machine your designs using the standard $149 software.
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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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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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Give It 21 Days

    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
      --- Aristotle

Forming good habits is probably something that we all seek. Unfortunately, if we are old enough to remember watching the Andy Griffith Show as children, then we may find it difficult to change some of our bad habits--- over time it simply gets harder to change. The good news is that change can happen, it just takes extra effort. That is because the experts tell us that in order to develop a habit, a person must perform the thing they want to be a habit for at least 21 days.

That seems like a long time, but it is worth it for developing new and better habits. The truth is that the 21 day period really works. If you don't believe it, check it out yourself. Take on something that you want to become a habit and do it for 21 days (round it up to a month to make it easier to keep track). After the 21 day period, you will discover that you are now the proud owner of a new habit.

    "Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex."
      --- Norman Vincent Peale

Now that you have a new habit, work on other good ones that you want. Do you want the habit of reading several books per year? Form the habit of reading 15 minutes per night before going to sleep and you will have read the equivalent of one book per month easily. Want to lose weight? Form the habit of going for a walk every morning or every evening. Do it for 21 days and watch the love handles dwindle.

    "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
      -- Vince Lombardi

Of course, bad habits can be formed the same way. Do something wrong long enough (say, 21 days) and it will become a habit. If you want to stop a bad habit, force yourself to stop doing it for just one day. Then, don't do that thing again the next day and so forth for… you got it, 21 days.

    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
      --- Thomas Paine

The media, politicians, special interest groups learned a long time ago that if something that was once thought wrong could be thought to be right over and over again, it is eventually thought of as right. This is dangerous for your business especially when it affects your core values of integrity and dealing honestly with customers, suppliers, and employees. Don't let this happen to you. When you discern that your thoughts are changing or being manipulated by anyone or anything and you know it is detrimental, stop! Rethink your thoughts and actions and stick to the habits that you know are true and good.

    "The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going."
      --- Napoleon Hill

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Feature Articles

How to Know When to Turn Down a Garment Printing Job
By Greg Kitson

Asking the right questions is the first step to avoiding the job from hell. Do not agree to a job that is foreign to you until you know all that it entails, including the processes you'll need to use, what supplies you will require, and how much time and effort you will have to put into it.
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Shaping Media Content for Digital Displays
By Louis M Brill

Evolving message formats morph into more disparate media platforms including electronic billboards, LCD displays, cell phones and computers, so also must the content conform to each platform.
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Funny Signs

Seen on the marquee outside of a small gourmet market:

    "Help Wanted For Cheese"

A sign from a zoo in San Francisco:

    "Do not sit, stand, or lean on zoo fences. If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick. Thank you"

As seen on a apartment trash compactor somewhere in TN:

    "Caution: This Machine Has No Brain. Use Your Own!"

We need those funny signs you've seen in your travels, come on, we know they're out there.
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