Many of today’s computer numerical control (CNC) routers have achieved the epitome of high-tech sophistication for sign shops focused on providing precise cutting and shaping to meet their customers’ demands.
Canvas printing has established itself as a growing and profitable segment of the wide-format graphics market. According to InfoTrends, the amount of canvas printed each year will have grown from approximately 46 million m2 (500 million sf) in 2013 to nearly 80 million m2 (860 million sf) by 2018.
In the sign industry, estimating can be one of the most important and, at the same time, frustrating parts of running a business. When it is not clear where to begin, ‘winging it’ might seem like an enticing option, but that can easily lead to losing money on a job that wasn’t priced right and/or losing jobs to the competition.
The flat-panel liquid crystal display (LCD) is a highly visible element of digital signage applications. During the specification and selection process, it becomes clear that many options are available in the market today.
As the trade show season winds down for winter, there is no better time to take a step back and consider the materials displayed at these events. Signage, banners and booth graphics are often the first point of contact for new customers searching for products and services.
Installing digital signage involves the logistics of getting everything in the right place at the right time. Every project starts out with a test of one screen in one location, but many projects fail at this pilot stage because of poor installation development, at which point there is often no patience to move forward.
There are many ways to measure the power consumption of an electronic message centre (EMC). One could add up the power supplies and heaters; or calculate consumption for each light-emitting diode (LED) and set the duty cycle at 65 per cent.