Best practices for wall graphics

With the growing trend in bespoke interior decor, I get a lot of customers looking for options for pressure-sensitive wall graphic materials. Their product selection process, however, often does not include the exact details of the surface to which they will be sticking the graphics.

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Digital Signage: Transforming the customer experience

One of the fastest-growing markets for digital signage is the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, where customer-facing dynamic menus, touch-screen kiosks, drive-thru boards, window displays and infotainment screens can all communicate with back-office software for managing inventory, finances, scheduling and labour.

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Salary Survey 2017: Results

Every year, we ask readers of Sign Media Canada to weigh in on their careers and the current state of the sign industry. The following are the collected results of this year’s 11th annual survey, submitted anonymously, and the trends that appeared through them.

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Sign Design: Grassroots innovation in fabrication

In the sign and graphics industry, large-scale companies and institutions have often been at the centre of innovations in design and fabrication. This is because the organizations behind well-known brands can afford to spend extra money on high-quality materials and well-known designers.

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Wide-format Graphics: Getting more out of a printer

Printing technologies continue to advance rapidly, with new capabilities, unprecedented flexibility and versatility in support of creative opportunities. At the same time, the media options for large-format printers keep expanding, with hundreds of printable substrates now available to sign shops.

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Sign Design: The advent of branded environments

With all of the constant discussion of how new, digital technologies continue to redefine the sign and graphics industry, it may be easy to lose sight of a much larger trend that is now upending the way design is taught and practised in the industry and, for that matter, how sign shops present themselves to clients.

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