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Video preview: Avery Dennison Makes Cut Vinyl User-Friendly

Avery Dennison Makes Cut Vinyl User-Friendly

Published: April 17, 2018

Patti Draper Doychak, Senior Marketing Communications Manager for Avery Dennison, describes new innovations in cut vinyl. Easier weeding with a re-engineered adhesive, a larger color palette, and longer-lasting adhesive all give the client more choices and a better-quality vinyl product.

 

Video preview: ISA Provides Year-Round Resources for the Sign Industry

ISA Provides Year-Round Resources for the Sign Industry

Published: April 16, 2018

Lori Anderson, President and CEO of the International Sign Association (ISA), shares the many ways ISA helps members of the sign industry. Beyond the annual Sign Expo, in which professionals can learn about new technologies, ISA is active in advocacy for companies in relation to sign codes and regulations, as well as helping educate students about the opportunities available to them after high school.

 

Video preview: Catherine Monson’s Health Care Crusade

Catherine Monson’s Health Care Crusade

Published: April 12, 2018

Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, talks about her recent testimony before the U.S. Congress on behalf of her long commitment to establishing association-based health plans so that small businesses, like print franchises, can provide affordable health care plans to their employees.

 

Video preview: Specialty Printing Moves Toward the Mainstream

Specialty Printing Moves Toward the Mainstream

Published: April 11, 2018

Michael Johnson, VP of Marketing for Nazdar Source One, a distributor to the wide-format printing market, talks to Richard Romano at last month’s ISA Sign Expo about the business opportunities and profitability potential in specialty printing—printing on water bottles and other kinds of promotional materials.

 

Video preview: Sign Research Foundation Data: High Value for Sign Makers and Buyers

Sign Research Foundation Data: High Value for Sign Makers and Buyers

Published: April 11, 2018

Sapna Budev, Executive Director of the Sign Research Foundation (SRF), talks about the collaborative relationship between the SRF and the International Sign Association, and the value of the information gathered by the SRF. SRF research helps signmakers and sign customers navigate such issues as brightness standards and sign codes, calculate the ROI of a sign for a retailer, and determine the economic value of signage to a community.

 

Video preview: GMG Color Goes Beyond the RIP

GMG Color Goes Beyond the RIP

Published: April 5, 2018

Erik Schmitt, Director of Sales–Canada, for GMG Color, talks about the software tool set GMG Color has available for sign makers to create an entire workflow specific to the production of signage. He also talks about the importance of color management and the increasing trend toward automation.

 

Video preview: Customers In Search of New Applications

Customers In Search of New Applications

Published: April 3, 2018

Frank Malozzi, SVP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for EFI, talks up the hardware and software portfolio on display at last month’s ISA Sign Expo, and the increasing demand from traditional sign and display customers for new applications such as thermoforming.

 

Video preview: Canon Solutions America’s Océ Colorado Continues to Gel

Canon Solutions America’s Océ Colorado Continues to Gel

Published: March 29, 2018

It’s been more than a year since Canon Solutions America (CSA) launched the Océ Colorado 1640 UVgel-based wide-format printer. CSA was showing the machine at last week’s ISA Sign Expo, and Senior Marketing Expert John Kaufman provides an update on new features, new inks, and how it has performed in the market.

 

Video preview: ISA's David Hickey On Sign Codes, Regulations, and Tariffs

ISA's David Hickey On Sign Codes, Regulations, and Tariffs

Published: March 28, 2018

David Hickey, VP of Advocacy for the International Sign Association, talks about the latest issues related to sign codes, impending OSHA regulations, and the potential impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on businesses in the sign and display industry.

 

Video preview: HP’s Latex Rigid Technology

HP’s Latex Rigid Technology

Published: March 26, 2018

Last week, at the ISA Sign Expo 2018, HP announced its new Latex R, the company’s first Latex series to print on rigid media. Joan Pérez Pericot, General Manager for HP’s Large Format Graphics Business, talks to Richard Romano about the new device line, its features and intended applications, and the product rollout schedule.

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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