Category: Industry Trends

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. A growing community of contemporary artists and designers has been enthusiastically experimenting with good, old-fashioned manual screen prints. By Eileen Fritsch, Freelance Writer (as seen in the SGIA Journal, Winter 2014 Issue) While the […]

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Riding The Restyling Wave

By Daryl Hanson, Regional Supply If you haven’t come across it yet, you likely will soon. Sweeping across the sign industry like a tidal wave comes the relentless march of the vehicle restyling films. That may be a bit much in the hyperbole department, but there is little question that these films are making a […]

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Essential SEAL Websites

As we move into the New Year, SEAL wants to provide as much info and support as possible. Here are a few very helpful, easy to navigate websites packed with information on SEAL products as well as our industry overall! Please take a moment to check them out #1 SEAL Blog This site is full of […]

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How to Properly Clean a Foam Monument Sign

By Katie Schwartz Working for the largest wholesale manufacturer of foam monument signs, I field a considerable amount of inquiries on a daily basis. Surprisingly, one of the most common inquires I receive from retail sign shops is “How do I clean a foam monument sign?” So here’s the best ‘Solution’. Cleaning a foam monument sign doesn’t […]

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Industry Trends: What is Driving LED Cabinet Lighting?

What is pushing LEDs into the sign cabinets your business sells? Is it LEEDS, ‘going green,’ the end user, or you? If none of the above, then why not? Learn why it makes good common sense for your business and your clients. By Fritz Meyne, Jr Let’s start with “you” the sign professional. I think we all […]

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ADA Signs: How to Stay Compliant Without Sacrifice

With ADA compliance laws on the minds of many sign manufacturers, it is important that compliant signs are both functional ­ in terms of the letter of the law ­ and still attractive ­ in terms of getting people’s attention and drawing new business By: Dawn Nikithser This was not always the case. When the […]

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Recent Developments in Screen Printed Decorative Architectural Glass

Screen printed glass is everywhere. It’s at home, in the streets, in stores, in the workplace, in learning centers, on public transportation and in restaurants. In fact, it appears more than most people often recognize. Today’s architectural culture calls for competitive designs, and unique, futuristic-looking buildings, particularly career centerpieces with stunning and breathtaking features. By Mike Young, […]

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Color Proofing & Standards in 2012

Let’s look at the various proofing specifications, standards and methodologies that are prevailing this year “Color proofing” should carry the same meaning for everyone reading this article; unfortunately, the phrase has become a bit blurred as a result of today’s multi-technology print methods. By Jeff Burton, Digital Printing Analyst, SGIA The majority of proofs generated are for […]

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LEDs: ‘Channeling’ More Opportunities to Sign Makers

Technology advancements continually improve the way sign companies conduct business. One of the segments of the sign industry advancing quickly due to new technology is the electrical sign industry, and specifically, the illuminated channel letter segment. By Johnny Duncan Box Letters  Channel letters have become the most commonly used of all types of electric signs. The […]

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Regional Supply Technical Tip for Spring:

Spring is here and everything seems to be changing, especially the weather. Warmer temperatures are awesome for those of us who are sick of winter, but climate change can pose a problem for printers. With changes in temperatures and the humidity levels, our printers need a little bit more attention to ensure that the transition […]

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Dye Sublimation Class & Epson Open House Friday, September 29th | SLC, Utah Epson Class – 9:30 am to 11:00 am The education portion of this event will include topics like: the science of dye sublimation, what products can be dye sublimated, trouble shooting and opportunities for dye subublimation printing. COST: $10, non refundable. Epson Open […]

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Retrofitting from fluorescent to LEDs can mean increased business for your company. Learn the basics of retrofitting from the experts at Principal LED by attending the “Retrofitting 101” webinar on September 27, 2017.   In this webinar, Principal LED will: Walk you through the retrofitting process Discuss which solution is best for different projects Help […]

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