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e-NewsLetter Volume 17 Issue 11
Wednesday June 1, 2016

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In this issue:


Product Showcases


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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CADlink Technology Corp releases SignLab v10
The latest version of the world’s most widely used sign making, large format display software product will be available at the end of April 2016. The much anticipated release of SignLab version 10 was first previewed in early March at FESPA 2016 in Amsterdam and will be officially launched at both the ISA Sign Expo in Orlando as well as Sign and Digital UK in Birmingham, UK in mid-April.
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The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software from Clarke Systems
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.
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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.
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Smoldering New Colors from 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080
Stop car enthusiast in their tracks. Eight new colors, including Satin Smoldering Red and Matte Riviera Blue, bring the 3M collection to 83 colors and finishes. This high-performance film needs no printing or overlaminate, so it’s ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.
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A Cure for Heart Trouble

    "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest."
      --- Adam Smith

I often hear from business owners sharing their experiences (pains really) in running a business and juggling all that has to be accomplished even before lunch. Sometimes I learn about a business person that has shown kindness to an employee that goes above and beyond the norm. They actually stretch the boundaries of kindness and enter into the space of charitable acts toward their employees.

One owner told me that he heard from an employee that shared with him that he and his family were about to be evicted from their home. The wife was ill, they were on their last dime and would probably have to find a way to live in his truck. This business owner made some phone calls and was able to put the family into a small motel for a week. He also bought them groceries and paid the doctor's bills. In order to help the employee maintain his dignity, the owner offered the employee a lot of overtime to earn some extra cash.

    "The exercise of benevolence is joy to loving hearts: the more pain it costs, the more joy it is. Kind actions make us happy, and in such joy we find communion with the great heart of Jesus."
      --- Charles Spurgeon

Great joy is found in giving that is hard to deny. Once tasted, it becomes a powerful force that causes some to seek out people to help and ways to give. In business, there is often opportunities found under the company's roof. Not all employees will open up about their struggles and some are too proud to ask for help. But business leaders can offer a setting at work where employees can feel free to share their needs with the boss. This usually has benefits for everyone in the organization.

    "A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame."
      --- Sun Tzu

For starters, helping an employee in need can correct performance issues that were otherwise left unchecked. If an employee is preoccupied with personal struggles, the performance of that employee is bound to suffer. By helping the employee, either financially or with resources (e.g., addiction problems, family issues, domestic violence, etc.), that employee's attention to job tasks may improve.

    "I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator."
      --- Richard Branson

Another benefit to benevolence is that it improves morale in the organization. When people see that they are working for a company that cares about its greatest resource, the mood of the place suddenly changes. Team members witness this and want to be a part of a caring culture. They begin looking for ways to help others, whether in the business or in the community.

There are many other benefits too. Giving just feels good. Helping another person in need strengthens relationships and builds trust. It counters what the counter-culture is complaining about, successful business people. It feeds bellies, pays bills, gives hope, fights hypocrisy, cements camaraderie, tightens teams, and displays love and compassion.

    "If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."
      --- Bob Hope


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Feature Articles

How to Leverage Color Management to Make Your Signage Pop
By John Fulena

Being off by just a shade, quite literally, can cost you one or both of these objectives. For this reason, great designs demand to be paired with great color management to help ensure they get the job done.
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New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industry's expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don’t miss the incredible networking opportunities — on and off the Expo floor.

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Funny Signs

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:

    "Take one of our horse-driven city tours -- we guarantee no miscarriages"

Outside of a Mexico City disco:

    "Members and Non-Members Only"

Sign on motorway garage:

    "Please do not smoke near our petrol pumps. Your life may not be worth much but our petrol is!"

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