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January '17

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2 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ©2017 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. Sign & Digital Graphics (ISSN 2158-1533) is published monthly plus an extra issue in July by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424, Fax (303) 469-5730. Subscription rates in the US: One year, $45; Two years, $80; Three years, $108. Canada: One year, $76; Two years, $142; Three years, $201 (U.S. funds). Mexico/International: One year, $98; Two years, $186; Three years, $267 (U.S. funds). Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Sign & Digital Graphics, PO Box 460794, Escondido, CA 92046-0794. All items submitted to Sign & Digital Graphics become the sole property of Sign & Digital Graphics and National Business Media, Inc. and cannot be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed advertisements in Sign & Digital Graphics. Opinions expressed in Sign & Digital Graphics may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, pictures and manuscripts welcome. ' Contents JANUARY 2017 – VOLUME 31, NO. 4 WRAPS Covering the tools and techniques for creating, installing and selling vinyl wraps. 44 Let's Talk Shop Vehicle templates are a wrap shop's friend By Charity Jackson 50 Wraps Projects What's being done in the field SPECIALTY IMAGING Covering a range of specialized imaging applications, techniques and new technologies. 54 Outsourcing for ADA Signage Partnering with wholesalers to develop solutions By Bill Schiffner Columns 6 e Long View Lord save us from the internet of things By Ken Mergentime 8 In the Trenches Two Pinocchios By Rick Williams ELECTRIC SIGNAGE Covering advances in illuminated signage, including electronic displays, message centers, channel letters and more. 20 LED Insights LED backlighting strategies By J. Bryan Vincent, Ph.D. 26 Building Impressions EMCs change the signage landscape By Scott Franko PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 Printable Fabric Technology The burgeoning field of fabrics By Paula Aven Gladych 38 e Digital Eye Mastering color mapping By Stephen Romaniello Page 20 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL DIGITAL GRAPHICSL ON THE COVER: Not only do today's EMCs have to be on the cut- ting edge of display technology, but they also have to be able to withstand everything Mother Nature throws at them, Page 26. Page 54 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL

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