Sign & Digital Graphics

May '17

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4 • May 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ELECTRIC SIGNAGE Covering advances in illuminated signage, including electronic displays, message centers, channel letters and more. 54 Changing the Channel How technology transformed channel letters into what they are today By Ryan Fugler 60 Ahead in the Cloud Use of cloud-based options gains steam in digital signage By Paula Aven-Gladych ARCHITECTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPLAY Covering dimensional lettering, routing, sandblasting, engraving and fabrication for architectural signage, wayfinding, ADA, tem- porary signage systems for P.O.P, retail, display, banners, trade shows and more. 68 CNC/ and Digital Die Cutter Update Key information on today's machines 80 Shop Talk Getting out the big guns By Rick Williams 86 Designing Award-Winning Signs The process of creative mind reading By Matt Charboneau Departments Technical Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 In the News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Latest in Sign News Signage Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 What's being done in the field Product Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Product Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Great New Products Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Big Savings in Small Print Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Your Guide to Ads in this Issue Coming Next Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 A quick peak at upcoming coverage in S&DG In Case You Missed April's Edition. . . • LEDs for Cabinet Signs • Workflow Software Update • Laminator Maintenance • Wrap Installation Tips • Getting Started in Direct to Garment • Magnetic Signage Coming Next Month. . . • LED Retrofits • Laminator Update • Banner Printing • Floor Graphics More Coverage Online – www.SDGmag.com For more exclusive news coverage from Online Editor Tony Kindelspire, be sure to sign up for the Sign & Digital Graphics newsletter at www.sdgmag.com. Coverage this month includes: GLS / NEXT recognized by the prestigious Fedrigoni Top Award: http://bit.ly/2oaLFEj Principal LED hands out the hardware (and cash) in its Lucky Day photo contest: http://bit.ly/2oJBYhu Xaar is going all-in on 3D printing: http://bit.ly/2jFLpbn ON THE COVER: Glass and mirrors have become a profit cen- ter for sign shops with the ability to print on those substrates. Image courtesy of Agio Imaging. Page 48 Page 60 • Foam Board Applications • Carbon Fiber Film Applications

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