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e-NewsLetter Volume 15 Issue 24
Monday December 15, 2014

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In this issue:


Product Showcases


CADlink Online Stock Image/Artwork Subscription Service That Includes Over 2.5 Million Files
In response to ongoing requests from signmakers, engravers, wide format digital print producers and garment decorators, CADlink Technology Corporation has launched an online image subscription service, CADlink Design Elements.
Read on...


Outdoor Sign Lighting $99.99 Sale– Click here
RLM 'gooseneck' sign light fixture. Lifetime warranty. Available in 8 powder coated finishes. In Stock. USA made. www.ecologicsavings.com
Read on...


EstiMate Sign Pricing Software: Sign Estimating & Business Management Made Easy
Get the tools you need to determine what you need to make in order to cover your costs and achieve your profit goals, then making sure every single job is priced to meet your target – all the while giving you professional printed, faxed or emailed estimates that you can have in your customer's hand literally minutes after getting the job specs. Click for more info.
Read on...


The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software
modular e is a web-administered digital sign application that is easy to implement and use. No servers, no IT support, and no graphic designers are needed to deliver professional results. Choose from industry specific templates and customize your signs with modular e ACTIVE MODULES. modular e is cost effective for one display or thousands.
Read on...


NEW Suite of 3M Envision Wrap Films -- High performance plus sustainability
The world’s first non-PVC, high-performing wrap film just got better. The new suite of 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films offers 100% printer compatibility and includes the only non-PVC luster wrap overlaminate on the market. Welcome to the Revolution. Click above for details & samples.
Read on...


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...



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Do It Now

    "Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
      --- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I am not sure if it is an age thing with maturity providing solutions or if it is something I simply fell into, but I would like to think it is maturity and that all the hard work that goes with running a business is finally paying off, but I am beginning to act on things a lot faster than I used to. Procrastination is no longer a force that haunts me in my business transactions and I feel I can really "get-er-done" on a more frequent basis than in the past.

This positive improvement didn't happen overnight and I'm sure I am not the only one who struggled with putting things off for so long. If you are, or were, in this category, please know that there is hope or a light on the horizon.

    "I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness."
      --- Denzel Washington

Procrastination is not a pleasant attribute to have when in business. Acting while the iron is hot is something that should be posted on every business meeting room and read aloud during meetings. Thinking things through has its place in some business decisions, but quick action is what makes up successful businesses.

    "Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? 'I'll take care of it in a moment.' Of course you don't! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety."
      --- Max Lucado

One of the thieves in our lives that prevents us from moving forward is worry. It is the killer of all good things. It is the one thing that can paralyze a man or woman in their tracks and prevent them from achieving any kind of success in business or in anything else. I can't remember who once said it, but they said that worry is like a rocking chair. It is fun to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.

Remove the obstacle of worry and begin today to get the things done you've been longing to do. Hospitals are full of people suffering from various degrees of stress with worry topping the list. If you are in the hospital, you cannot be effective in running a sign business.

    "I procrastinate so much and I get distracted by anything."
      --- Zach Braff

Once the disease of procrastination sets in, it becomes a cancer that leads to a smorgasbord of other negative issues. Become familiar with what procrastination looks and feels like and make it a priority to rid it from your life. Here is a secret that I will share with you: The remedy for procrastination is action. Pretty simply, huh? Take action, any kind of action, and watch procrastination run out the door.

    "If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time."
      --- Robert Collier

When you can focus on a particular issue, your mind begins to think of solutions or ways to address that issue. If it is a large task, project, problem, challenge, etc., break the task into bite-size pieces and address just that one piece. Two things begin to happen: first, you are taking action which wards off that nasty procrastination; and second, you are perfecting one portion of the task that will instantly lead to solving the next portion and so on it goes.

Stop putting off doing what you should be doing. Do it now and watch what happens. The worst is that you approached it from an angle that isn't working. That is good. Now you can find out what works to get the project completed.


Advertiser - ISA Sign Expo 2015
Registration for ISA Sign Expo 2015 is OPEN!

The International Sign Association is inviting you to get a jump start on planning for ISA International Sign Expo 2015 by registering right now. ISA Sign Expo 2015 is back at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas on April 8-11. Already, the 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall floor is more than 90 percent sold out. This year's ISA Sign Expo is looking to be the largest yet with more than 550 exhibitors and 21,000 attendees.

At every corner, sign and visual communications professionals can explore the leading products and innovations - ISA Sign Expo showcases the ENTIRE industry all in one event! Wide-format and 3-D printers, channel letters, neon, architectural signage and digital sign systems all will be on display. The Dynamic Digital Park will include educational seminars with exhibitors offering solutions for traditional sign companies that want to explore digital signage as a new business opportunity.

The current exhibitor list is already online and being updated continually. And most importantly, registration is open!


Feature Articles

Neon Self-Training Part 2
By Randall Caba

Putting the basics together to form letters is next...
Read the article...


Digital 3D Enhancement Printing
By Vince Cahill

Whether with a wax seal, embossed image or raised type, throughout much of history, adding dimension to documents has increased their perceived value and importance.
Read the article...


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Advertiser - ISA Sign Expo 2015
Registration for ISA Sign Expo 2015 is OPEN!

The International Sign Association is inviting you to get a jump start on planning for ISA International Sign Expo 2015 by registering right now. ISA Sign Expo 2015 is back at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas on April 8-11. Already, the 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall floor is more than 90 percent sold out. This year's ISA Sign Expo is looking to be the largest yet with more than 550 exhibitors and 21,000 attendees.

At every corner, sign and visual communications professionals can explore the leading products and innovations - ISA Sign Expo showcases the ENTIRE industry all in one event! Wide-format and 3-D printers, channel letters, neon, architectural signage and digital sign systems all will be on display. The Dynamic Digital Park will include educational seminars with exhibitors offering solutions for traditional sign companies that want to explore digital signage as a new business opportunity.

The current exhibitor list is already online and being updated continually. And most importantly, registration is open!

Funny Signs

Sign on Subway shop in Kansas:

    "Lettuce Meat Olive Your Eggspectations"

Sign on Pinch Penny Liquors:

    "We Have Everything You Really Need for School Except Books"

Dominos Pizza Sign:

    "Girls, Girls, Girls! Just Kidding: Pizza"

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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  Estimate Software: www.estimatesoftware.com
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  JetUSA: www.JetUSA.com
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