The Online Magazine For The Sign Trade
e-NewsLetter Volume 19 Issue 20
Monday October 15, 2018

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Sign Estimating & Business Management Made Easy: EstiMate Sign Pricing Software
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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Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, an online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. A one-year membership for just $49 - click above to take advantage.
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Are you leaving your money on the table?
Is your business one of the many B2B companies that could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table each year when accepting commercial credit cards from your business or government clients? You can find out with no obligation. Isn't that worth checking?
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Convert bitmaps into Vector Graphics in Minutes, with Graphic Tracer Professional!
With Sensedge(tm) auto-tracing, quickly fix most common shapes, arcs, curves and lines using 'smart' clean-up tools. Automatically identify and replace text in graphics with the correct font. Able to identify over 100,000 fonts.
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Why Commit To A Modular Sign System?
By choosing a preferred sign system and using it regularly, you become even more expert at designing and manufacturing signs. You and/or your shop will work more efficiently, lower your labor costs, make effective use of inventory, and begin to recognize potential applications for a variety of different jobs. You'll even save time and increase your chances for additional sales.
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Sign Industry News

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Dream Big

    "Well informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."
      --- Editorial in the Boston Post, 1865

Little goals and little dreams have no place in business... if you want to succeed. Has it ever happened to you that as soon as you get all fired up about a new goal or a new direction to take your business, someone tries to throw water on your fire? It is like magic! People that I haven't heard from in weeks will pick up on an idea that I have through casual conversation and then go out of their way to let me know why it won't work.

    "While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming."
      --- Lee DeForest, quoted in the New York Times, 1926

Dreams and goals are what set successful entrepreneurs apart from want-to-be successful people. Daniel Burnham once said, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die."

That is heavy stuff, and not for the faint of heart. It is the type of motivation and inspiration that helped to create all of our revolutions: American, industrial, technological, and so on.

    "Everything that can be invented has been invented."
      --- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U. S. Office of Patents, 1899

Although you can't shun all of your friends, try to keep a mental distance from the folks who knock holes in your plans. Good, wise counsel is necessary to seek, but if they are not wisely advising and just slamming, shut them out mentally. Don't give them a foothold into your plans. As Mark Tinley, an Ironman champ from the '80s once said, "Stay away from television and people with bad attitudes."

    "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
      --- Ken Olsen, President of Digital Equipment Corporation, at the Convention of the World Future Society, 1977

Whatever your business goals are, whatever your dream for success is, or whatever your big ideas are, hold them close to your chest and only share them with your team members who will support you and friends who will applaud you. Who knows what new breakthrough inventions could have been if only the inventor didn't allow others to rain on his or her parade.

    "The ordinary 'horseless carriage' is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle."
      --- The Literary Digest, October 14, 1899

Finish this last quarter of 2009 reviewing your goals and plans. Make sure that you didn't change any because you were afraid of what the negative people would say. Go through with them anyway. If the goals don't bring a payday, let that be your decision to fail. Don't leave yourself with regrets and what-ifs.

    "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."
      --- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in Gone with the Wind.

Feature Articles

The Science of Screen Exposure
By Wim Zoomer

Print quality and a stencil's lifetime are directly related to the exposure time. A more step-by-step fundamental approach to this basic method provides a better understanding, allowing for fewer errors and improved stencil performance.
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Funny Signs

Signs from churches and church bulletins:

    "Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children."

    "Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered"

    "Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door"

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Making Possible

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Sean Scott

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