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e-NewsLetter Volume 14 Issue 20
Friday November 1, 2013

In this issue:

Product Showcases

SignWorld INT'L 2013 in Atlantic City, NJ Dec. 5-7, 2013
See virtually every product made for use in the manufacture of signs - from banners to the latest printers, LEDs, sign software to crane and ladder trucks... all on display!
Read on...

Attend SIGN CHINA 2014, February 23-26, Guangzhou
The world’s definitive business-to-business professional trade event featuring over 1,800 exhibitors and brands worldwide across the 130,000 sqm of exhibition space. Pre-register to avoid the queues and obtain your badge in advance.
Read on...

3M introduces matte metallic films in rich fall colors
3M added five colors to its line of popular dual cast films—3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080. The new matte metallic colors comprise copper, pine green, red, charcoal and brown. Use right out of the box—no printing, no overlaminate. Create head-turning looks by mixing and matching the 50 finish, texture and color variations.
Read on...

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
Read on...

Special ASI Membership Offer From
As a member, you have a great opportunity to increase revenue by selling imprinted products like logoed pens, mugs, and apparel. Thousands of companies like yours have increased business through the sales of products like these. It's a service you could easily add that will increase your sales and improve customer loyalty. Please click here to learn more about this opportunity today.
Read on...

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.
Read on...

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Sign Industry News

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Honing Organizational Skills

    "How do I cope with stress? I clean and organize."
      --- Sandra Lee

Some people work just fine in a chaotic, unorganized environment. These are rare, and often the unorganized business leader eventually either becomes more organized or suffers from lack of reaching his or her full potential for success. It is the organized person that gets things accomplished. It is the organized business that attracts even more business and reaches more and more plateaus of success.

Many of us struggle with finding the perfect time management tool as well as other devices and plans to help us to get more organized and squeeze out more productivity out of our day. It is the smart business person that seeks out ways to improve organizational skills and learn more about managing personal as well as business time.

    "Deadlines aren't bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it."
      --- Harvey MacKay

Projects that have an end date force us to get more organized. We either produce by a specific deadline, or we don't get paid. It is this forceful time management tool that stirs creativity in us to find the time, manage the time appropriately, and deliver a final, quality product or service. The end date of a project becomes our motivator for improving our organizational skills.

    "I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control."
      --- Katie Holmes

The first step in getting organized is recognizing the need for better organizational skills. Many of us have the skills in us or we know how to get organized, but haven't found the convenience of time to do so. Once we see the need for organizing (e.g. profits, recognition, growth), we take the necessary steps to begin to get our house in order.

    "Humans are humans because we are able to communicate with each other and to organize to do things together that we can't do individually."
      --- Howard Rheingold

Next, announce to your team that better organizational skills can be learned. Begin a three-month organizing process and get everyone on board with the training. Bring in a speaker from Franklin-Covey or some other time management company to speak to your team and offer tips and advice on getting better organized.

    "Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts."
      --- Frederick Wiseman

Finally, make getting organized a theme that transcends your company. Put up banners with key organizing tips, talk up organizing skills at company meetings, and hand out rewards for organizing successes. Make it a point today to become a better organized person and company.

Advertiser - Sign World INT'L by the USSC

Sign World INT'L 2013
in Atlantic City, NJ
December 5-7, 2013 - 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.
--> Click here for more info on Sign World INT'L 2013.

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Feature Articles

Still Need a Reason to Go Digital This Year? Tax Legislation and Depreciation Bonus for 2013 Might Provide Your Answer
By Watchfire Signs

The American Taxpayer Relief Act Offers Big Tax Savings for Equipment Purchases in 2013
Read the article...

Smaller Might Be Smarter: On-Demand/Short-Run Solutions for Your Business
By Jimmy Lamb

One key production process that is ideal for on-demand/short-run production that you may want to consider is sublimation. In addition to the production advantages and versatility of the sublimation process, the startup costs are relatively low.
Read the article...

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Advertiser - SIGN CHINA 2014

China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Guangzhou, P.R. China
February 23-26, 2014

For over 11 years SIGN CHINA has served as one of the most influential sign events in the world. It pioneered the combination of signage, lightbox, indoor and outdoor format printers, engravers, exhibition and display equipment, as well as LED displays, components and lighting, into a one-stop sourcing platform for the sign industry.

In 2013, this influential exhibition attracted 77,182 professionals within the sign industry and 1,530 exhibitors across the spectrum of sign planning, manufacturing, and sourcing. Each year, international sign stakeholders convene from around the world to showcase new technologies and advancements as well as meet new partners and create business.

SIGN CHINA 2014 will take place from 23 to 26 February 2014 at the same venue - China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B - in Guangzhou, P.R. China. It will comprise 5 specialized sections in 13 halls, with a projected 1,800 exhibitors occupying 130,000 square metres in exhibition space.

Whether you are interested in sourcing new products in China, or exploring new opportunities in Asia, or experiencing the dynamic markets in the region, SIGN CHINA will be the event you must attend!

Visit to find out more details.

Funny Signs

At a street crossing in San Francisco:

    "Blind Persons Cross Here"

In the window of a Travel Agency:

    "Please Go Away!"

At a funeral parlor somewhere in North Carolina:

    "Ask About Our Layaway Plan"

We need those funny signs you've seen in your travels, come on, we know they're out there.
Send them to us at:

The Advertisers That Make Possible

Manufacturers & Vendors that support us:

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  Estimate Software:
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  Sign China 2014:
  Supply 55:
  US Banner:
  United States Sign Council (USSC):

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  Sean Scott

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