Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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2 • A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ©2020 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. SDG Sign & Digital Graphics (ISSN 2158-1533) is published monthly plus an extra issue in April 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 SDG Sign & Digital Graphics, PO Box 460794, Escondido, CA 92046-0794. All items submitted to SDG Sign & Digital Graphics become the sole property of SDG 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 SDG Sign & Digital Graphics. Opinions expressed in SDG Sign & Digital Graphics may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, pictures and manuscripts welcome. ON THE COVER: A.B.S. Sign Co. of Wildwood, New Jersey, won Principal LED's Freedom to Innovate photo contest this year with this project using Principal LED Street Fighter Middleweight LEDs. A P R I L 2 0 2 0 V O L U M E 3 4 , N O . 7 COLUMNS Vital Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Virtual Signmaking By Matt Dixon In the Trenches . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Show Time By Rick Williams Wraps Projects . . . . . . . . . . . 40 What's Being Done in the Field Product Highlights . . . . . . . . 56 Product Review . . . . . . . . . . 58 Web News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Your Guide to Ads in this Issue Sign Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 What's Being Done in the Field DEPARTMENTS 26 36 Coming Next Month • Router/Cutter Update • Wholesale Channel Letters • Short-Term Graphics • Roll-to-Roll Printers • Metallic Vinyls • Mounting Applications • Composite Sheets 8 The State of Eco-Solvent Printing How eco-solvent continues to drive the wide-format market By Bill Schiffner 16 Window Graphic Installation Basic tips for a successful install By Charity Jackson 20 Technological Takeover How the LED signage landscape looks in today's modern electrical world By Ryan Fugler 26 Routing Your Own Architectural Signage Using your own CNC router can save you money By Paula Aven-Gladych 32 Getting on Board Increasing efficiency in foam board printing By Shelley Widhalm 36 Beyond the Vehicle Use your creativity on non-traditional wrap jobs By Andy Stonehouse 40 Wraps Projects What's being done in the field 41 Your Guide to Efficient Workflow A collection of today's workflow software packages 44 Taking Planning into the Future Augmented reality can simplify and speed up the sign planning process By Shelley Widhalm 52 The Quick and The Dead Keeping a watchful eye on your company's cash flow is a wise practice By Vince Dicecco 8 20 GE Current, a Daintree company, worked with Verbax to create this huge channel letter project for Lavazza. Page 20

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