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Canadian digital signage deployments win DSA Awards

Two Canadian projects were among the winners of this year’s Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) Industry Excellence Awards, which honour digital signage, self-service kiosk and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

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New teams and names

Montreal-based signmaking equipment distributor Techno Gestass has expanded by joining forces with Crossman Graphic Supply (pictured) to establish TG Graphics in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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A corrugated competition

At a recent ‘faceoff’ during the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters’ (AICC’s) Designer’s Lab, competing teams had to build an eye-catching and fully functional point-of-purchase (POP) display within a 24-hour period, conforming to specific parameters. All of the winning entries used Esko’s computer-aided design (CAD) software and cutting tables.

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Milestones

Printing Industries of America (PIA) is marking its 125th anniversary as an industry association. It was originally known as United Typothetae of America.

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Awards and certification

Color-Logic, which develops software for special printing effects, has won an American Graphic Design Award—with a sample of digitally printed metallic colours—from Graphic Design USA magazine.

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Canadian signmakers dominate ISA competition

The International Sign Association (ISA) recently revealed the winners of its annual Sign Design Competition—most of whom were Canadian signmakers—during the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Fla. The competition has been held online for the past three years, with entrants encouraged to share completed sign projects via social media to draw votes. Participation among ISA…

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OMAC seeks ‘likes’ for world’s best OOH

The Out-of-Home Marketing Association of Canada (OMAC) is inviting the sign industry to vote for the best out-of-home (OOH) ads, choosing from a collection of award-winning contenders from around the world. OMAC is displaying the collection through its Facebook page, with albums of various recent OOH ads grouped by category. Visitors can select the ads…

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Radio-Canada digital signage wins Apex Award

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada and Montreal-based digital signage installer and content provider Telecine Multimedia shared a Gold Apex Award at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) earlier this month. The award honours a series of passive and interactive displays deployed in 2011 along the 1-km (0.6-mi) long concourse at Maison de Radio-Canada, the crown…

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Devilish wall graphic tops January competitors

A wall mural produced by Ottawa-based Loudmouth Printhouse was the People’s Choice winner for January in the international Creative Awards contest run by printer/cutter supplier Roland DGA. ‘The Devil Inside’ was an illustration originally commissioned by Upfront, a magazine based in Windsor, Ont., and drawn by artist George Rizok. It was scanned and vectorized using…

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