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e-NewsLetter Volume 16 Issue 21
Monday November 2, 2015

In this issue:

Product Showcases

In the market for a Digital Table Cutter….???
Have you seen the BLUE table cutter yet? DYSS DGS V PRO, New X5 Series. Superior productivity, high-end technology, 24/7 reliability and fast...really fast. Learn more. Or visit us at SGIA 2015 in Atlanta.
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Learn the Secret to Cutting Your Finishing Cost By 3000% The Choice is UV Clear
The Facts are clear. Wide Format UV Coaters are the future of wide format finishing. TEC Lighting, Inc.
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New Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, a new online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. Their limited availability ‘Early-Bird’ pricing gives you a year membership for just $49 – click above to take advantage.
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The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software from Clarke Systems
Meet the 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.
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The 2015 SGIA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia November 4–6
Offering qualified and educated attendees (like you!) the unparalleled chance to experience the hottest technology, the markets and opportunities. This dynamic show, in one of the East Coast’s most dynamic cities, is where leading imaging professionals will showcase their best products, methodologies and innovative applications.
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Pro Vehicle Outlines 2015 from CADlink
Over 860 new and updated templates included! More than 9860 templates in all make it the largest vehicle template library of its kind. FREE 12 month online subscription included with all Pro packages. Same great after sales support. Special upgrade pricing. Click for more.
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Sign Industry News

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Embracing Action

    "Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen...yourself, right now, right down here on Earth."
      --- Bradley Whitford

I met with a business leader the other day who told me of his plans for expansion. The plans are great and with his type of business, will extend his business reach and fatten his bottom line. The only problem is that he shared with me these same plans about a year ago. He still may be able to implement his lofty aspirations, but right now they are merely words on paper.

What my friend lacks at the moment is action. He can plan all he wants, make all of the most hairy audacious goals that he can dream up, but without action, they are simply dreams. It is hard to fault the man since we all do the same from time to time. We draw up great plans for doing this or that, but then push the plans aside for another day. Another day comes and we still have not acted on them.

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

We've all heard that action speaks louder than words, but how many of us really take that adage to heart? Getting from point A to point B requires us to get off of our duffs and move forward. It means getting out of our comfort zone and leaping toward that which may not be clearly known. It can be scary, but as business leaders, we are used to being scared. The government scares us, the economy scares us, some of our employees scare us, and the competition scares us. So what is one more scare?

    "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
      --- Confucius

We've mentioned in this newsletter over and over again how important it is to set worthy goals and to practice this consistently. Goals keep us moving forward by stretching us and our business to benchmarks we desire to reach. Once the goals are set on paper though, it is time to take action. If success in reaching a goal is elusive, changing the goal is not always the answer. Analyzing the approach toward the goal should be the first step, with corrections made toward the action.

    "Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."
      --- W. Clement Stone

We are all guilty of standing still when we should be moving. Of analyzing the goals when we should be rolling up our sleeves and moving forward. The remedy is to do something. Even if the action ends up taking us in the wrong direction, at least we've discovered what way not to take in the future. Let's decide this week to act more and examine less. Let's put some spunk in our processes and begin daily action habits.

    "Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
      --- Joel A. Barker

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Feature Articles

New Advancements in Fabric Printing Technology Drive Growth

The rapid evolution of digitally printed fabrics over the past few years has caused explosive growth as more output providers continue to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, digital textile printing was one of the fastest growing market sectors, reaching 10 percent growth in 2013 compared with 2012, according to Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).
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Funny Signs

Seen somewhere in Wisconsin:

    "Burns Funeral Home: Crematory"

Sign seen outside of a convenience store in Frankfurt, KY:

    "Slightly Used Toilet Paper for Sale (in good condition)"

For sale sign in Knoxville, TN:

    "1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 Sneaky Neighbor's Dog"

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

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