Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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2 • June 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S J U N E 2 0 1 7 - V O L U M E 3 1 , N O . 9 Contents 6 The Long View The day the shop stood still By Ken Mergentime 8 In the Trenches Where's Leon, part II By Rick Williams 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. 18 Board Games Unleashing your creativity with foam products for signage By Paula Aven Gladych 26 If it Looks Right, it's Right The art of visual balance By Matt Charboneau RUNNING THE BUSINESS Covering sign industry trends, legal issues, finances, sales, marketing, sign codes, shop maintenance and more. 30 Make it Your Business Coming to grips with the time management myth By Vince DiCecco PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 On the Job Impressive Vikings Stadium graphics work By Paul Peterson 40 Banner Printing Soft signage having another banner year By Bill Schiffner 46 2017 Laminator Update Essential specs on today's large-format lamination equipment 56 The Digital Eye Welcome to Vectorland By Stephen Romaniello 60 Think Ink Ink chemistry strategies By Ray Work, Ph.D. ©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. DIGITAL GRAPHICSL Page 33 Page 40

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