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e-NewsLetter Volume 19 Issue 22
Thursday November 15, 2018

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Improve Sales and Efficiency in 2018 with Modular Signs
A modular sign system contains most - if not all - of the building blocks you'll need for everything from a single sign to a comprehensive identity or wayfinding program. The basic components - aluminum extrusions and acrylic mounting clips - allow you to create everything from a multi-column building directory or menu boards to single office and personnel signs.
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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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Sign Industry News

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Give it a Rest

    "Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."
      --- Ralph Marston

Out of the big three-exercising, eating well, and getting proper is the last one that most of us fail to accomplish. We may strive to work out regularly, by joining a gym or working out at home before work, and many are striving to eat healthy foods, but most of us put off getting enough rest. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC), 35% of US adults are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep each night, and more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.

That's an eye-opening stat, since most people already know the importance of getting enough rest on a regular basis. Unfortunately, sometimes our work causes us to get home late and by the time we spend time with family and eat, it is already late and the vicious cycle continues day after day. But you have probably noticed that in those rare times when you can and do get at least eight hours of sleep, the colors look brighter in the morning. The smells of the day are stronger and making decisions becomes easier as creativity seems to increase, all due to a good night's sleep.

    "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
      --- John Lubbock

Resting isn't just sleeping, it can also be just taking time to be still. Other studies on rest reveal that times of solitude and being still replenishes brain cells in the same way that sleeping does. Also, simply visiting a different place offers rest. Going to a local museum, park, or a new jogging path can serve the body and mind as this change in scenery is equivalent to resting.

    "He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest."
      --- Dylan Thomas

Of course, the purpose of rest is to renew, refresh, and relax, but only after working hard. This effort and relaxation effect is healthy for everyone. Simply working hard all the time without a break is damaging to one's health. So is simply resting all the time. The mind and body is designed to be fully engaged, then rest, fully engaged, then rest, and so on. Too much of either is bad for our health.

    "You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose."
      --- Gordie Howe

One way we can look at our work is that we work very hard to reach the reward of rest. Rest of any type like vacationing, sleeping, reading, hiking, or just vegging. Rest is what many of us work toward. Some call it rest and others call it retirement. But even if you choose to work straight through retirement, those "golden" years will look more golden if you incorporated rest into our days throughout the journey.

Carve out more time for rest and note how your days actually become more productive. Take advantage of those moments and work like a dog, then give it a rest.

    "What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
      --- Hal Boyle

Advertiser - The USSC Foundation
The Sign Exchange
Atlantic City, NJ
November 29-30, 2018

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Feature Articles

Solving Screen Printed Edge and Surface Problems
By Wim Zoomer

Sometimes in the screen making, or screen printing, process problems can arise that have to be solved immediately. After all, time is money! Those problems may occur without any known cause, resulting in more time spent on determining what happened and how to resolve it.
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Advertiser - International Sign Association
ISA International Sign Expo 2019
Las Vegas, NV
April 24-26, 2019

Why You Should Attend

ISA Sign Expo is the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry - including wide format printing, digital signage, LEDs, vehicle wrapping and more.

Funny Signs

Seen posted on a Boeing 757:

    "Fragile. Do not drop."

On Interstate 5 in San Diego:

    "Cruise Ships Use Airport Exit"

On the door of a Music Library:

    "Bach in a min-u-et"

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Making Possible

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Sean Scott

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