Sign & Digital Graphics

April '18

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2 • April 2018 • 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 8 - V O L U M E 3 2 , N O . 7 Contents 6 The Long View Safety first By Ken Mergentime 8 In the Trenches Mother may I? By Rick Williams 80 Chat with Matt An interview with Roger Cox of House of Signs By Matt Dixon ELECTRIC SIGNAGE Covering advances in illuminated signage, including electronic displays, message centers, channel letters and more. 16 Boxed Illumination Looking at elements of new and retrofitted signs By Ryan Fugler RUNNING THE BUSINESS Covering sign industry trends, legal issues, finances, sales, marketing, sign codes, shop maintenance and more. 26 2018 Workflow Software Update Guide to efficient workflow programs 30 Make it Your Business Mapping your sales process By Vince DiCecco PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 Think Ink UV-cure inks: The good, the bad and the ugly By Ray Work, PhD. 36 The Digital Eye Focus on focus By Stephen Romaniello WRAPS Covering the tools and techniques for creating, installing and selling vinyl wraps. 42 Let's Talk Shop Pre-wrap pre-planning By Charity Jackson 47 Wrap Projects What's being done in the field SPECIALTY IMAGING Covering a range of specialized imaging applications, tech- niques and new technologies. 50 Direct-to-Garment Printing Requirements for making a profit in this growing field By Paula Aven Gladych ©2018 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. 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. Page 16 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL Page 33 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL DIGITAL GRAPHICSL

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