Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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2 • January 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 - V O L U M E 3 3 , N O . 4 Contents 6 The Long View It's 2019. What's your next move? By Ken Mergentime 8 In the Trenches The optimist By Rick Williams 80 Chat with Matt An interview with Jim Miller By Matt Dixon ELECTRIC SIGNAGE Covering advances in illuminated signage, including electronic displays, message centers, channel letters and more. 14 Hello Halo A deeper look at halo-lit channel letters in today's market By Ryan Fugler 20 Advances in Modular LED Displays Improvements make modular cabinets an industry standard By Evan Sands RUNNING THE BUSINESS Covering sign industry trends, legal issues, finances, sales, marketing, sign codes, shop maintenance and more. 30 Make it Your Business In praise of customer convenience By Vince DiCecco PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 On Track to Cutting-Edge Solutions Print-cut systems help automate your finishing workflow By Bill Schiffner 40 Ink Saving Tips Adjusting your RIP could reduce ink consumption By Andy Stonehouse WRAPS Covering the tools and techniques for creating, installing and selling vinyl wraps. 44 Let's Talk Shop Fixing customer-supplied artwork By Charity Jackson 48 Wraps Projects What's being done in the field ©2019 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. Sign & Digital Graphics (ISSN 2158-1533) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424, Fax (303) 469-5730. 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. Page 14 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL Page 33 ON THE COVER: The floor is one of the most obvious and effective places to put graphics, but they need a little more work than your usual wall graphic, Page 50. Image courtesy of 3M. DIGITAL GRAPHICSL

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