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e-NewsLetter Volume 18 Issue 11
Thursday June 1, 2017

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In this issue:

Product Showcases


CADlink Technology Corp SignLab v10
The Leading-edge design and production workflow features for all the latest digital printers, vinyl cutters and print/cut devices. Setting the standard for sign making, large format graphics print and cut software.
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Interior & Exterior Architectural Sign Systems from Clarke Systems
A sign system contains most, if not all, of the buliding blocks you'll need for everything from a single sign to a comprehensive identity or wayfinding program. Simple. Versatile. Comprehensive.
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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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3M Wrap Film Series 1080 Welcomes Bold New Color Additions
Ignite creativity and kindle inspiration behind exceptional wrap designs. Ten new colors, including Gloss Flip Deep Space, Satin Vampire Red, Gloss Flip Psychedelic and more, bring the 3M collection to 98 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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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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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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Don't Believe in Retirement

    "The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off."
      --- Abe Lemons

I was talking with a friend the other day, (all good stories begin this way), and he was telling me about his retirement plans. I'm happy for him and glad he has recreational goals, but we differ in our beliefs. I've never believed in retirement. Oh, I think that we all slow down as we age, and perhaps cut back on work, but the thought of not working and contributing to something using my skills and abilities never appealed to me. I know that many people favor a look toward never having to work again and sipping cool umbrella drinks by the seashore. I'm going to do that too...and then go back to work.

Planning financially for the golden years is very wise, but to keep keeping on during the golden years by providing a service of some type to somebody is very healthy. According to experts on aging, those that sit in front of the tube everyday beginning at age 65, don't seem to last as long as those who stay busy using their physical and mental abilities to help others. Whether they do it for income or not isn't as important as staying active.

    "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."
      --- Pele

Work has its benefits. Your business is providing a service to society in one way or another. You are providing jobs, creating or delivering something to customers, helping the local economy, contributing to the community, and producing a product or service that feeds the families of your vendors and suppliers.

    "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
      --- Steve Jobs

Companies in the financial market create mushy commercials about how great retirement will be by showing a healthy couple fishing in a lake or cruising in a boat. These ads entice people to put an end date on the calendar when they will stop working and start fishing or cruising, even if they hate both.

The idea is to see retirement as better than work. But at the risk of being stoned for saying so, what is wrong with work? Work is what built your business and provided for your family. Again, cutting back is expected as we age, but stop working?

    "Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."
      --- Earl Nightingale

Just for a change of pace, let's begin savoring the now and put the notion of retirement on the back burner. Regardless of age, let's keep truckin' and not put an end date on our lives. There will always be recreation times and time for skipping rocks on the lake like they do in those commercials.

For me, I will work till death. It will be meaningful and productive. Not bashing retirees, just decided to embrace what I like doing, work, and doing it to the best of my ability.

    "Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
      --- Abigail Adams


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Feature Articles

Digital Textile Inkjet Printing: Current State of Technology
By Johnny Shell

The development of digital textile printing has profoundly affected the design, creation, understanding and use of textiles. In fact, the technology has reached such levels of performance and speed that it no longer is considered as being useful for only sampling and low volume runs.
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Advertiser - 2017 SGIA Expo
2017 SGIA Expo

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Funny Signs

Seen in a Red Bones Restaurant in Chesapeake, VA (from Autumn of Action Graphics and Signs):

    "Tippin is not a city in China"

Found in a Skeeters Restaurant in Gainesville, FL:

    "Helen Waite is now in charge of all rush orders. If you are in a hurry, just go to Helen Waite"

In a Hooters Restaurant in Chesapeake, VA (from Autumn of Action Graphics and Signs):

    "This sign is in French when you're not looking."

We need those funny signs you have seen in your travels, come on, we know they are out there. Send them to us at: info@signindustry.com.


Making SignIndustry.com Possible

These folks enable SignIndustry.com to exist!

3M Commercial Graphics: www.3Mgraphics.com
CADlink Technology: www.CADlink.com
Clarke Systems: www.clarkesystems.com
Estimate Software: www.estimatesoftware.com
International Sign Association (ISA): www.signs.org
JetUSA: www.JetUSA.com
Matrix Payment Systems: www.matrixpaymentsystems.com
American RENOLIT Corp: www.renolit.com
SGIA: www.SGIA.org
Supply 55: www.Supply55.com

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Sean Scott

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