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Fabric expo returns to the GTA

Later this month, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Canada Expo will bring manufacturers and businesses together—including those involved in the soft signage market—at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The two-day event, to be held on March 29 and 30, will include a welcome reception, interactive programs, tours, demonstrations and…

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National Sign Competition rebuilds point of entry

For the sixth annual National Sign Competition, Sign Media Canada has introduced a new, improved micro-site that allows signmakers to submit multiple projects and photos more seamlessly than before. Each year, the competition recognizes the best work in the Canadian sign industry. Projects are honoured in a variety of categories, including stand-alone and building signs,…

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Canadian projects among DSE finalists

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) recently announced the finalists for its 2012 Apex and Content Awards, including a broad variety of projects developed by Canadian companies. The Apex Awards recognize innovative digital signage installations as deployed at end users’ sites. This year’s finalists include projects for the Montérégie Tourism Centre in Montreal, CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV and…

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Product managers join print supply source

Two new product managers have joined Nazdar SourceOne, which distributes inks, equipment and supplies for screenprinting and digital inkjet printing. Mary Strafus takes on responsibility for managing and developing the company’s portfolio of graphic inks. She will also handle market research, training, product commercialization and development of support materials. Strafus has nearly 15 years’ experience…

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Voting deadline approaches for ISA design competition

Online voting is now open for the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) annual sign design competition, which honours outstanding work completed by the trade organization’s member companies. The competition comprises eight categories, includes two that are new this year: banner signs and vinyl graphics; and electronic message centres (EMCs). In addition to category prizes, an overall…

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Awards program rolls out for truck graphics

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has opened its 2012 Vehicle Graphics Design Awards Competition, co-sponsored by 3M Canada’s commercial graphics division. The competition is open to all Canadian truck fleet operators—private or for-hire—and the graphic design companies that visually enhance their vehicles. Awards are presented in seven categories: tractor trailer combination, straight…

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New teams and names

Wide- and grand-format printing equipment and supply integrator Global Imaging has been selected to distribute Asphalt Art’s commercial-grade foil-based media for slip-resistant surface applications, including floor and street graphics.

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Winning wrap goes to the wall

Wide-format printer/cutter vendor Roland DGA recently announced Gamut Media in Brea, Calif., was named the North American people’s choice winner for November 2011 in its ongoing Creative Awards program.

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Wide-format executive extends responsibilities

Patrick Chapuis, president of Océ North America’s wide-format printing division, has been promoted to president and CEO of the entire organization, succeeding the retiring Joseph Skryzpczak. In his new role, which came into effect on January 1, Chapuis has responsibility for Océ’s North American sales, marketing, service, operations, finance and support functions. In addition to…

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