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How to choose the right bits

In all computer numerical control (CNC) routing applications, from hobbyists’ one-time projects to mass production lines, the bit selected for the job can make an enormous difference to the results. Choosing the right option can be confusing, but making the optimal decision is worthwhile, as it will help cut down on waste and material costs.

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Improving logistics with IoT devices

Concurrent with the rise of digital signage as a communications medium, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has gone mainstream as a technological approach. Annual worldwide revenues for vendors of complete IoT hardware and software systems are expected to exceed US$470 billion by 2020.

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Guiding shoppers to Edmonton’s new outlet mall

Premium Outlet Collection EIA needed larger-than-life signage to capture consumers’ attention. PM Signs, with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon, was hired for the job, which entailed more than 300 signs in total.

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Modular structures for outdoor displays

The most important goal when designing trade show booths, pop-up stores and product ‘activation’ events is to capture attention and attract walk-up visitors. Marketers spend months and dedicate significant budgets to planning these display structures. One trend that is assisting their efforts is the availability of versatile, outdoor-durable modular structures.

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The importance of audience measurement

When speaking to someone they have never met before, people tend to adjust their choice of words, their tone and even their choice of topics based on the perceived mood, level of interest, patience and age of that person. Often, such traits are immediately perceptible and they function as cues to inform how best to proceed with spoken communications.

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Key concerns in digital fabric printing

The printing of fabrics has seen a revolution in recent years with the advent of digital technology, which has saved significant time, money and labour compared to the days of screenprinting. Today’s large-format dye sublimation presses can meet growing customer demand for the on-demand production of customized soft signage applications, ranging from flags and banners to lightboxes.

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Revitalizing the Burt

After True North Sports and Entertainment acquired Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre, it commissioned a new marquee sign, both to modernize the venue and to pay homage to the history of what is affectionately referred to as ‘the Burt.’ The changeover meant a chance to benefit from modern materials, including lightweight acrylic and aluminum, and LED illumination.

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Why vector artwork matters for signs

Design files can entail many potential issues, but the primary formatting problem for channel letter artwork, typically, is when the client submits a rasterized or bitmap file and assumes it will be acceptable for the production department. While such a file might help the signmaker visualize the client’s concept, it will not be usable for fabrication purposes.

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Profile: Hamilton Scenic Specialty

An illuminated sign was recently installed in the forecourt of Hamilton City Hall, featuring letters large enough for visitors to stand inside. Unlike the dimensional Toronto sign, which was originally intended only for temporary use during the 2015 Pan Am Games, this one has been built to last, by Hamilton Scenic Specialty (HSS) in nearby Dundas, Ont.

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