Sign & Digital Graphics

April '19

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2 • April 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S A P R I L 2 0 1 9 - V O L U M E 3 3 , N O . 7 Contents 6 Vital Signs The heat is on By Matt Dixon 8 In the Trenches And the pursuit of … By Rick Williams 80 Chat with Matt An interview with Charles Kelly Jr. By Matt Dixon ARCHITECTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPLAY Covering dimensional lettering, routing, sandblasting, engrav- ing and fabrication for architectural signage, wayfinding, ADA, temporary signage systems for P.O.P, retail, display, banners, trade shows and more. 16 The Technical Side of Sign Design Why is sign design seemingly so difficult? By Mike Burke 20 The Versatility of CNC Routers New uses for current technology By Paula Aven Gladych 26 2019 Engraver Report Key information on today's top laser and rotary engravers PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 The Digital Eye 3D prep By Stephen Romaniello 38 Above the Fold There's no better time to start using flexible fabrics By Bill Schiffner WRAPS Covering the tools and techniques for creating, installing and selling vinyl wraps. 46 Let's Talk Shop Pricing pitfalls By Charity Jackson 50 Wraps Projects Lynn Hudson of Hotlanta Signs overcomes obstacles to excel in the wrap market SPECIALTY IMAGING Covering a range of specialized imaging applications, tech- niques and new technologies. 52 Magnetic Signage The growth of printing onto magnets By Ryan Fugler ©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 52 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL Page 20 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL DIGITAL GRAPHICSL

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