https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_5448featured-300x150.jpg

Profile: Billboard Direct Signs & Graphics

By Ginny Mumm What happens to a business when a natural disaster roars through its town? In the case of Billboard Direct Signs and Graphics (BDSG), which is based in Fort McMurray, Alta., the massive wildfies of 2016 ended up bringing the company’s employees closer together, as they knew restoring the inflow of revenue would…

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Toronto_Style_featured-300x150.jpg

Global demand for powdercoatings on the rise

The global market for powdercoatings, which are commonly used in the sign industry, is expected to grow from nearly US$8 billion today to more than US$10 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/feat1-28-300x150.jpg

ISA report shows economic strength

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is poised for continued above-average growth into 2019, according to the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) latest quarterly economic report.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/feat1-16-300x150.jpg

Wayfinding: Designing for tomorrow’s airports

The ways in which passengers use and interact with airports is changing. These large-scale facilities are no longer simply a place to catch a flight; they are increasingly becoming a destination unto themselves.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/feat1-14-300x150.jpg

Commercial Signage: The evolution of shopping malls

These days, it seems like shopping malls are frequently spoken of in life-and-death terms. Financial analytics firm Credit Suisse, for example, recently issued a report predicting between 225 and 275 enclosed malls—comprising roughly 25 per cent of those across North America—would close in the next five years.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/feat1-13-300x150.jpg

Wayfinding: Welcoming cruise ships to Canada Place

Vancouver’s cruise ship season keeps getting longer each year. In 2017, the city welcomed more than 840,000 tourists, borne on nearly 240 vessels. These visitors arrive at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal from all around the world and it can be a challenge to ensure they all get on and off their vessels without any confusion.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LED_MiamiFL_17-300x198.jpg

Digital Signage: Energizing airports with LED displays

While airports have not typically been seen as stand-alone destinations in their own right, the simplification of their purpose need not relegate them to serving exclusively as character-free gateways for passengers travelling from point A to point B.

+ Read More
https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/boosting_Fluorescent-Transfers-300x262.jpg

Wide-format Printing: Boosting profits for dye sublimation

Every sign shop using dye sublimation wants to maximize profits through product decoration, but there are common misconceptions that hinder their efforts. The secret to success is to optimize production efficiency and set prices in line with market demand.

+ Read More