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e-NewsLetter Volume 15 Issue 5
Monday March 3, 2014

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In this issue:


Product Showcases


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.
Read on...


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.
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...


ArtCAM is so easy to learn that even middle school children can produce real life parts
Colina Middle School in California offers a CNC CADCAM class using Delcam’s ArtCAM CNC software. In less than half a day students have created signs that were manufactured for the café and little league snack shack. If they can do it so can you! Find out how, click above.
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
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Don't Get Cooked in the Squat

    "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
     --- Thomas Jefferson

You may have heard the story of the man who asks his son, "Son, there are five frogs sitting on a rock. Four of them decide to jump off, how many are left on the rock?" The son replies, "That's easy. There is one left." The father says, "No, listen carefully, I said that they had decided to jump off, I didn't say that they took action."

I can relate to those frogs. I've often decided to do something, really good somethings, but then didn't follow through with the plan. I don't believe I am the only one that has done that. Coming up with great ideas is usually the easy part. It is taking action on those ideas that tends to separate the gonna-doers from the successful action-takers.

    "Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
     --- Albert Einstein

We are designed and built for action. Some of us have really good intentions and want to act, but we lose focus allowing other things (excuses) to get in the way of our action-taking. The key that many successful people have discovered is that to take action requires adopting the Nike slogan "just do it." Even when everything in them is saying "wait," they still keep their eye on the goal and take action toward achieving it.

    "It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through."
     --- Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar tells the story about when he was a kid, he would visit the neighbor's house for lunch and one time when the neighbor's cook took the biscuits out of the oven, the biscuits were no bigger than Zig's wrist. When he asked Maude, the cook, what happened to her biscuits she said that those biscuits squatted down to get ready to rise and they just got cooked in the squat.

Zig says that happens to people a lot. We have grand plans to make more sales, do more in business, learn a new subject, take up a hobby, but we don't follow through. We get cooked in the squat always waiting for something to change like the interest rates to go down, the kids to get out of school, the house to sell, the customer to call, etc.

    "A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
     --- Tony Robbins

Let's make 2014 the year of action. Let's not get cooked in the squat and allow excuses to dominate our actions. The weird thing about acting is that when we wait to get motivated or to feel like acting, the opportunity has passed us by. What we believe about feelings and motivation is really just the opposite of how it works. The truth is that once we act, or just do it, then the feelings and motivation comes. It is the action that needs to come first, not waiting on the feelings. If we wait until it feels right, we will be waiting a very long time.

    "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."
     --- Norman Vincent Peale


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Feature Articles

Screenprinting 101, Part I
By John Benedetto

Basics for beginners or those considering entering into screen printing. Don't just think you know it, make sure and read on...
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Want Your Graphics to Look Great and Last? Start with Surface Preparation and Cleaning
By Jason Yard

Graphics are always being applied to some sort of surface, and if that surface is not properly prepared, there is a distinct possibility that the graphic will not last as long or look as good as it should.
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Advertiser - ISA International Sign Expo 2014
Join the International Sign Association for ISA International Sign Expo 2014!

Join us in Orlando, Fla., for the industry event that has it all! ISA International Sign Expo

Here’s a great idea: come to ISA International Sign Expo 2014 and find all the information and insight you need to take your business to the next level — as more than 17,000 sign industry professionals from every aspect of the industry come together in Orlando. More than 500 exhibitors will connect you to the products, people and knowledge that will make a positive impact on your business.

ISA Sign Academy Education Sessions offer insight on the latest developments in the signage industry, including dynamic digital signage.

This can’t-miss event has everything you need to make a positive impact on your business in 2014. Register now.

ISA International Sign Expo
Education and Networking Events: April 23-26
Trade Show: April 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center, South Building
Orlando, Florida

Funny Signs

Sign on window of restaurant in Billings, MT:

    "Pull Your Pants Up Or Don't Come In! Try to have decency and respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear. (Does Not Apply to Children Under 3 Years of Age)"

Sign in diner in Tampa, FL:

    "NO. We Do Not Have Wifi. Talk to Each Other."

Sign on door of pawn shop in Macon, GA:

    "Push. If That Doesn't Work, Pull. If That Doesn't Work, We Must Be Closed"

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


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