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SGIA Expo 2014 - Las Vegas, NV - October 22-24, 2014

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October 15, 2014 SignIndustry.com e-Newsletter

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Exploring New Windows of Opportunity in Wide-Format Printing
Once upon a time, before the advent of wide format printing and fade resistant inks, window treatment manufacturers were confined to offering single colors and replicated patterns, but today the sky can be the limit.

Heat Hierarchy: Transfers, Applied Vinyl and More
Entire multimillion-dollar revenue streams can be achieved from one type, let alone a combination, of heat printing technology.

Internal vs. External Sign Illumination Revisited: Best Methods for Traffic Safety
Which lighting method is best for drivers who are seeing and reading the signs at night?

There is More to Signs than Meets the Eye - A Peek at Permits
The obvious details when considering a sign include design, purchase costs, delivery and installation. However, lesser known, but equally important, details regarding signs can be overlooked, thus complicating things. One of these lesser-known details involves permits.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
Double-lock stitching increases the durability and improves the appearance of the banner. It is just the most time consuming method. Find out when the time investment is worth the durability payoff.

Old-School Screen Printing in the Digital Age
Whether you want high-tech, higher volume methods or a more tactile, hands-on approach, screen printing supports an incredibly wide range of business models.

Cracking the Code on B2B Marketing
Stories and Sales Along the Buyer's Journey. In ways large and small, the B2B buying cycle has dramatically changed.

MIS: Is Your System Working For You or Against You?
Implementing print management systems is not a democratic activity. What you need to become is a dictator to ensure proper implementation.

The Importance of Quality Installation Training and Techniques
Quality installers practice their craft daily, and know that the learning process is never-ending. Through their interaction with others in the industry, quality installers are quick to learn about cutting-edge materials, tools and techniques. The best installers are the ones with the most comprehensive knowledge and experience.

Stadium & Arena Signage: Sporting New Signs to Level Advertising on the Playing Field
As sport fans settle in at their favorite stadiums and arenas, they are apt to notice lots of new signage around the facility, alerting them not only to the advertising for beer & BMWs, but also keeping them informed about other games in play around the country, and as well occasional sports trivia useful as party chatter.

Digital Signage: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish
You can certainly scrimp and save on your digital signs. But in the longer term, you'll find you're losing more than just money.

LED Maintenance Thoughts - Opening up a new business model that will make your customer happy and keep you in the service business.
With the almost total acceptance of LED for channel letters and increasing use of dedicated modules for cabinet lighting, our industry has to look at the long term effects of such a liability free product.

Trends and Innovations in Cutting and Routing Technology
Output providers continue to look for new cutting, routing and finishing solutions to help them provide the latest products and services to meet their clients' needs.

Profiling Business Management Software Options for Specialty Imaging, Signs and Graphics
An MIS/ERP program can help you streamline everything from quoting and job tracking to inventory management, shipping and invoicing.

National WW I Museum: Signs That Narrate Its Remembrance
The National World War I Museum was created as a monument to both honor the history of that war and also as a monument to the Americans and Europeans who fought and died in WW I.


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NEW Fiery, Fierce & Fizzy Color Options from 3M
Incite jaw-dropping reactions with Fiery Orange, Fierce Fuchsia, and Raspberry Fizz—a few of the 18 new colors in the 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 line. No printing, no overlaminate, just open the box and start wrapping. View all 75 finishes, textures and colors online.

See the Best of the Industry’s Best at the 2014 SGIA Expo
You heard right. The 2014 SGIA Expo (October 22–24) is heading back to Las Vegas, where everything goes and anything is possible. The industry's most diverse group of educated attendees comes together each year for the annual Expo, and industry leading exhibitors pack the trade show floor with equipment, innovation and solutions. It's the only place to see the latest imaging techniques, newest garment decoration technologies and cutting-edge applications.

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ArtCAM is so easy to learn that even middle school children can produce real life parts
Colina Middle School in California offers a CNC CADCAM class using Delcam’s ArtCAM CNC software. In less than half a day students have created signs that were manufactured for the café and little league snack shack. If they can do it so can you! Find out how, click above.

York Wallcoverings Launches Substrate Program
Introducing PRINT MEDIA SOLUTIONS, a full line of proven wall décor substrates. York Wallcoverings has a unique understanding of the printing business and the complexities of wall installations. Stop by booth 4658 at the SGIA Show to learn more or click above.

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