The Banff Sign Co., which was co-founded in 1986 by Larry Whan, recently changed ownership. As the only sign shop within Alberta’s Banff or Jasper National Parks, the company continues to keep busy serving a very specific niche.
The worldwide value of indoor digital signage systems based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) reached US$21 billion in 2017 and will reach US$43.2 billion in 2027, according to ElectroniCast Consultants, a market research firm.
Sign designers and fabricators have been collaborating for decades, each understanding the importance of their roles in creating great results. Much of the structure for this tradition of collaboration was organized in the seminal book, Architectural Signing and Graphics, written in 1979 by John Follis and David Hammer.
The International Digital Enterprise Alliance’s (IDEAlliance’s) G7 methodology for calibrating inkjet printers and other devices improves wide-format graphic production by ensuring colours are more consistent and repeatable throughout the workflow.
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.
There are numerous ways to maximize the potential of colour in wide-format printing, including taking advantage of today’s expanded colour ink sets and better understanding the nature and role of input profiles.
Trade show exhibits and other branded spaces are being enhanced today with printed flooring. Unrelated to the printing and lamination of graphics on vinyl films that are then adhered to an existing floor, this is a more durable option that can accent or highlight points of interest.
Many print service providers (PSPs) are working with fabrics today for backlit graphics, while others are still seeking to learn about and enter this high-growth market. Mainstream applications include trade-show booths, museum exhibits, point-of-purchase (POP) retail displays, interior decor, storefronts, etc.