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Signs of the Times’ 16th Annual Vinyl Survey

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Participants must respond by November 22.

Signs of the Times, sister publication to The Big Picture, is conducting its 16th Annual Vinyl Survey. Participants must respond by November 22; results of the survey will be published in the magazine’s January 2011 issue.

“Given the difficulty of the recent economic environment, respondents’ answers this year will be particularly helpful in assessing how the on-premise sign industry has fared,” says Wade Swormstedt, publisher and editor of Signs of the Times.

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EskoArtwork EskoWorld 2011 to be Held April 17-20

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EskoArtwork announces 2011 conference to be held in Phoenix.

Bringing together customers, industry partners, product specialists and support staff, to exchange ideas and product and application knowledge, EskoWorld is scheduled for April 17-20 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

"From the opening remarks on April 17, to the final session on April 20, attendees to our conference will be treated to a full agenda of educational sessions, business networking, guest speakers and industry experts," explains Mark Quinlan, EskoArtwork Americas President.

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Cameron Advertising Displays Acquires Schawk Cactus Imaging

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“Customers in the print industry are increasingly looking for partners who can deliver a complete, national solution.”

Cameron Advertising Displays, Toronto, has announced the acquisition of Schawk Cactus Imaging, also Toronto-based. Effective immediately, both companies will integrate under the Cameron nameplate.

“Our company is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive range of both analogue and digital print solutions such as retail signage, fleet graphics, billboards, banners, packing, fulfillment etc. for a broad range of new and existing customers around the world,” says Bob Deveau, president of Cameron Advertising Displays.

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Encouraging Responsible Boating

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California Department of Boating and Waterways plans for a floating billboard initiative.

BBI Display Systems  and its amphibious and portable billboards partnered with Vincent Printing Company and Media Solutions to produce a floating billboard commissioned by the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CADBW). The CADBW was looking for a way to reach the private boater demographic, and decided that a floating billboard was the perfect solution.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

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NFL seeks transformation of Arizona park into a 50-yard flag football stadium.

Tempe, Arizona-based bluemedia was chosen by the NFL to transform a park into a 50-yard flag football stadium for a national television event—the EA Sports Madden 11 Pigskin Pro-Am—staged prior to the Football Hall of Fame Game on NBC.

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2011 Signage and Graphics Summit Update

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Attendees can save $200 on registration fees for January event.

The Signage and Graphics Summit has announced that print providers can sign up to become an SGS Insider and save $200 on the registration fees for the upcoming Summit event in Tampa, Florida, January 26-28.

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Wall of Fame

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Marshall University undergoes a transformation of its athletic facilities.

The Client: Marshall University

The Player: OAI, Inc. (oai-beyondordinary.com)

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Artgrafix Debuts Polar Pouch Boards

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Designed to combine the benefits of conventional pouch boards with the advantages of cold pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Arlon has launched Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates, which will be added to the company’s current Series 3220 cast overlaminate line. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Arlon reports a 7-year outdoor durability.

Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.

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Sihl Introduces 3183 Satin Photo Paper

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7-mil satin photo paper designed for printing with most inkjet technologies.

Sihl has announced the addition of Sihl 3183, a 7-mil satin photo paper designed for printing with most inkjet technologies.

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Finding the Right Ink

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A sourcelist of 80 ink resources.

When evaluating a wide-format printer, too many users neglect to factor ink into the output equation. Yet, inks can play a significant role when it comes to quality of the final image as well as the production costs.

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