Aerial devices expand into sign industry

Founded in 1966, Warwick Ladders is a pioneer in light truck-mounted hydraulic-operated ladders in Canada. Branded as Telelift, these ladders have expanded from the telephone and cable industry to sign and light installations today.

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LEDs: A Need for Illumination Standards

In recent years, many incredible innovations have reshaped the sign industry, but some of these changes have produced new challenges that need to be addressed. Lighting, in particular, is among the key areas where technological developments have caused their own difficulties. Lighting is the foundation of the modern sign industry. When the first major trade organization, the National Electric Sign Association (NESA), was established in 1944, it was built around a relatively small group of lighting suppliers that kept tight control over manufacturing standards. Over time, as NESA expanded in scope and became the International Sign Association (ISA), there was a concurrent expansion in signmaking materials and technologies, which made it more difficult to maintain consistency. The replacement of neon lighting with LEDs posed the greatest challenge of all.

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Wide-format Printing: Capturing new opportunities

Today’s wide-format digital print service providers (PSPs) have an increased number of opportunities to broaden their offerings and increase revenue. To do so, however, they must contend with an increasingly crowded marketplace and fierce competition.

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Canadian projects win 2018 Digital Signage Awards

Several Canadian projects and professionals topped the list of winners for the 2018 Digital Signage Awards, which were announced earlier this month during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) audiovisual (AV) industry show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Accelerating the use of 3-D printers

Having already been changed significantly with the development of inkjet technology, the world of printing is now experiencing another revolution with additive manufacturing, also known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing.

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OOH Advertising: Competing in a connected world

In 2016, online media accounted for 47 per cent of all Canadian advertising revenues. Most other paid media have experienced a decline in their ad revenues due to the overall shift toward online spending. One notable exception, however, is out-of-home (OOH) advertising, which has continued to experience at least modest growth year-over-year.

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SAC names 2017 sign competition winners

The Sign Association of Canada (SAC) announced the winners of its annual sign competition at a gala dinner event on Oct. 27, during its national trade show, Sign Expo Canada, in Mississauga, Ont.

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