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Green Dot Sign Named “Most Innovative” Exhibitor at 2019 Greenbuild

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Gemini Introduces New LUXE LED-illuminated Letters (Image: letter L)

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Mactac® Celebrates 60 Years (image: anniversary logo)

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Congratulations to Mactac®, a leading pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturer headquartered in Stow, Ohio, that is celebrating its milestone 60th anniversary this year.

Designtex + Coalesse Collection Announced (Image: textured fabrics)

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Designtex and Coalesse have joined forces to produce Designtex + Coalesse, a collection of nine patterned textiles that celebrate and evoke the synergy of cross-disciplinary collaboration between the two Steelcase brands as well as create colorful and inviting office environments.

Designtex 5x5, A Crypton® Collection

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Gemini Introduces Duets Accents

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Designtex Casper™ Cloaking Technology

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Matthews Paint Introduces Mobile Color Scanning

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Avery Dennison Introduces New Reflective Films

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Designtex + West Elm Collection 3.0

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Tustin Arch Monument (Allison Richter Photography)

The City of Tustin, Calif., is in the midst of constructing a 1,600-acre planned community that will ultimately consist of more than 4,000 residential units and 9 million square feet of commercial

New 3M Tape Tackles High Temperature Applications

3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH series is designed to withstand the high temperatures found in powder coating, liquid paint processes and more.

Gemini Offers Aluminum and Stainless Steel Fabricated Letters & Logos Made-to-Order

Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.), recently announced their wider range of sizes for its made-to-order fabricated aluminum and stainless-steel letters and logos.

Mactac Product in Action in Tampa, Fla.

When the time came to renovate its Tampa, Fla. location, The CI Group decided its values should be proudly displayed on a long, exposed interior brick wall within the space.

ArtHouse Design at ENT Center for the Arts

The Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Campus is a brand-new state-of-the-art performing and visual arts educational building overlooking downtown Colorado Spri

Avery Dennison Launches New Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions recently announced the launch of its new Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio, which has been re-engineered for industry-leading weeding performance and a longer shelf life.

Gemini Now Offers Dura-Guard Protection for Duets Line

Gemini, an industry leader in the manufacture of letters, logos, plaques and the Duets® line of premium plastic engraving material, recently launched Dura-Guard, a new protective coating option for its Duets Laser XT high-performance line of laser and rotary engravable material.

Buffalo Pacific Virtual Reality Center

The buffalo is an iconic figure with great historical meaning. In fact, in 2016, it became the "Official Mammal" of the United States. To honor the nation's history, the Buffalo Pacific Company selected the $50 U.S. Gold Coin as their company logo and icon.

3M Releases New Composite Spray Adhesive

From boat hulls to commercial vehicles, the infusion molding industry continues to extend beyond wind blade manufacturing.

New Wallcoverings and Textiles from Designtex

Designtex (Portland, Maine) recently introduced several new wallcoverings and textiles in lively patterns based on biophilic design principles.

Mactac Vinyl Product Used in American Diabetes Association Project

Signs By Tomorrow located in Rockville, Md. recently found themselves working with another local organization, The American Diabetes Association, to celebrate history.

Avery Dennison Announces Top 15 Wraps

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions recently announced their list of the "Top 15 Wraps of 2017." This fourth annual list of vehicle and non-vehicle wraps features Avery Dennison vinyl used in unique

Moss Changzhou Opening

Moss’s global footprint has expanded with the opening of Moss Changzhou in eastern China. The newly-built facility—at more than 7,700 square meters—is Moss’s fourth tension fabric production center servicing the global trade show, retail, event and corporate environment markets.

Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson

The Surface Imaging program at Jefferson is now accepting new degree candidates for 2018-2019, starting May 14, 2018.

Mactac Overlaminating Films

With 3.2-mil clear PVC facestocks that eliminates color shifting and 58-pound smooth white kraft liners, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high-performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films

Mactac Named in Top 50 Readers’ Choice Awards

Mactac, a leading provider of wide-format graphic solutions, announces its inclusion in Digital Output’s 23rd Annual Top 50 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Rowmark Introduces The Naturals

Rowmark LLC recently introduced "The Naturals" product line, an authentic, nature-inspired, textured engravable sheet product.

Matthews Paint SOC Chip Search

The new online Matthews Paint tool is compatible with smartphones, tablets and desktops and allows users to quickly and easily view color chips from colors specified in the "Spectrum of Color"

Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation

Avery Dennison announced August 15, 2017, that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its Innovation Center, Mentor USA.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America.

Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have combined as of July 1, 2017, to form the new Jefferson, a comprehensive national university focused on the professional education.

Gemini Sign Products Specifier Guides

Gemini, an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces the availability of new Specifier Guides for Gemini’s most commonly specified dimensiona

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Yorston & Associates and their distributor partner, Harbor Sales, supported the Harvard University Graduate School of Design program, Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary De

Gemini GemTrim Cap Trim

Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.), an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, expands its GemTrim offering to include two-inch-wide trim cap, supplied in

Jerry Yellin, p-51 pilot

Jim Belilove, President of Creative Edge Master Shop is sponsoring a special presentation at the Coverings Trade Show (the World of Stone and Tile) by Jerry Yellin, the p-51 pilot who flew the last

Image of Gemini Products

Gemini, a wholesale manufacturer of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, simplifies signage specification through, a leading online resource of building product information.

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USA Image (Louisville, Ky.) was tasked with capturing the history of a recently repurposed mill.

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Johnson Plastics Plus, the leading provider of engraving products and dye sublimation systems and supplies, has announced the nationwide rollout of its new Flat Rate Delivery options.

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The universal capabilities of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives make them the new standard for composite assembly.

Creative Edge Master Shop Enters Licensing Agreement with Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Creative Edge Master Shop (Fairfield, Iowa) has entered into a licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation allowing it to interpret Wright's distinctive designs in stone, terrazzo and metal materials for residential and commercial hard-surface flooring.

Envoy Hotel Boston

General Glass International (Secaucus, N.J.) applied its Alice® printing technology to create a unique design statement in the bathrooms at the recently opened Envoy Hotel in Boston's Seaport District.


MS Signs (Paterson, N.J.) created the signage, changeable graphics, fixtures, cash wraps, and ceiling and floor treatments for FlyBy Sports' airport retail store using its Direct Embed coatings over .040” aluminum.


Rowmark LLC (Findlay, Ohio) launched a mobile app that helps customers color-match the company's plastic sheet material by taking a photograph of a desired color.

OleeVue film

Olee Creative (Mishawaka, Ind.) has launched OleeVue, a line of translucent panels and films designed for healthcare, education, and corporate environments.

Gemini Duets Direct

Gemini launched a new subsidiary, Duets Direct, which offers premium engraving, ADA, and architectural sign substrates direct from the factory.

Planar Transparent OLED

Display and digital signage company Planar is introducing new transparent OLED technology this month at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015.

MACtac Creative Awards

The 2015 MACtac Creative Awards, which recognize outstanding projects produced with MACtac films, have gone digital. Starting this year, the annual awards will take place on a user-friendly website allowing customers to showcase creative ideas, gain recognition, and connect with others in the industry.


Nova Polymers has consolidated its ADA White Paper series into a single document that provides a comprehensive guide to codes, regulations, and standards for ADA-compliant and accessible signage.


MACtac Distributor Products has updated its MACmark line of color vinyls by replacing heavy metal-based pigments with fully REACH-compliant alternatives.


Rowmark's new line of textured MetalGraph Plus® products combine the look of brilliant metal with a classic textured finish in a UV stable, outdoor weatherable, and moisture resistant sheet.


Past collaborations between the digital signage agency and Christie have included the Miami Dolphins’ BuzzWall.


Six laundromats in the South Bronx and upper Manhattan got a makeover when MACtac donated adhesive vinyl to Portraits of Hope.


Ten new colors include three translucent colors with gloss on both sides, one translucent color with matte on one side and gloss on one side, and six opaque colors with matte on one side and gloss on one side.


Environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design are visual communications manifested in the physical, material world.

NPR Headquarters lobby new Digital Signage

Sansi North America, LLC (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) supplied the LED components of the environmental graphics for the new NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. The project, designed by Poulin + Morris Inc., includes a dramatic LED-based Media Mosaic inside the lobby as well as an LED ribbon and ticker element on the exterior of the building.


iZone Imaging (Temple, Texas) CEO Mike MacEachern and President Grady Brown announced the promotion of Michael Dean to the position of Direct

Photo of Century Sign Builders' Snap-N-Place

Century Sign Builders (Albuquerque) has been granted a U.S.

Photo of the Radiance Dome

Lucite International (Cordova, Tenn.), owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, announced Eugene-based technology col


Lucite International (Memphis and New York), owner of the LuciteLux acrylic brand, announced a partnership with

Image of webpages from new products section of

Matthews Paint (Delaware, Ohio) introduced the New Products Section on, which includes information o

Photo of LED video banner at Chicago's Water Tower Place

Daktronics (Brookings, S.D.) designed and manufactured a large-format vertical LED video banner for the Michigan Avenue e

Photo of NovAcryl sign fabrication materials

Nova Polymers (Fairfield, N.J.) announced that, in a poll of sign industry professionals including sign fabricators

Photo of products using LaserLIGHTS sheet products from Rowmark

Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) announced an extended shelf life and improved adhesive for all LaserLIGHTS sheet products, as well as U

Photo of Imagine modular sign system by APCO

APCO Signs (Atlanta) introduced Imagine, a new eco-friendly, image-infused modular sign system.

Photos of LED displays in the Grand Court at the Mall at Millenia

Daktronics (Brookings, S.D.) revamped 12 curved, high-resolution LED displays in the Grand Court at the Mall at Millenia


Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) worked between a rock and a hard place to place an interpretive map within

Phot of Tom Bialk of GKD-USA

GKD Metal Fabrics (Cambridge, Md.) announced that Tom Bialk, solar engineer and GKD designer, received LEED G


Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) created fiber optic lighting to enhance a topographical map for the Tillamo

Image of SensoryPEN

Blueraven Creative (Wauconda, Ill.) will roll out a new user-friendly SensoryPEN design over the next f


GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) named Steve Culver Director of Business Development for Mediamesh®.

Photo of Skylline Design Showroom

Skyline Design (Chicago) recently opened its expanded showroom in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue.&

Photo of SensoryPEN

Blueraven Creative (Wauconda, Ill.) created SensoryPEN, a new, affordable, and fun way to add audio descri

Photo of LED light panel at California Science Center

LEDCONN Corp. (Brea, Calif.) provided its iFIT LED Light Panel as the backlighting for the exhibit created for the Space Shuttl


ClearPath Signage Systems/Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) announced the launch of Tech Talk, a new interactive technical help YouTube series, design


GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) hosted 22 ninth graders from local Cambridge-South Dorchester High School to learn firsthand about the organiz


AccuBraille (S. San Francisco, Calif.) is introducing EcoBraille, a fully compliant ADA sign made of 100% post-consumer waste.

Photo of Andrew Madden of Rowmark

ClearPath Signage Systems/Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) announced the appointment of Andrew Madden to Rowmark Europe EMEA Sales Manager.


Watchfire Signs (Danville, Ill.) produced an LED sign for Darlington Holiday Warehouse, allowing the store—open only 10 weeks a year—to


GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) completed projects including the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, the world’s furthest-leaning

Photo of Bob Greenberger of Nova Polymers

Nova Polymers (Fairfield, N.J.) appointed Bob Greenberger as National Sales Executive.

Photo of Watchfire Signs digital billboard

Watchfire Signs (Danville, Ill.) helped Target Signs make the move to digital in a big way, converting six stati


3M (St.


Flagraphics (Somerville, Mass.) announced the newest member of their family: the Vutek PV320.  The Vutek can print

Photo of Beijing Opera suspended partitions

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) completed projects including 54,000 square feet of their transparent suspended partitions for the B

Photo of Rowmark UltraGrave laminate

Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) introduced UltraGrave™, a new range of laminates.


Watchfire Signs (Danville, Ill.) manufactures the NACS Cool New Product of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show: Pr

Photo of Habitat for Humanity vehicle wrap by Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (Painesville, Ohio) is supporting SIGNARAMA’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity by donatin


LuciteLux (Cordova, Tenn.) introduced LuciteLux Impressions to its decorative acrylic sheet line.

photo of Amazing Pearls by Matthews Paint

Matthews Paint (Delaware, Ohio) introduced Amazing Pearls, an additive powder that creates a dramatic color effect


Systeme Huntingdon Inc. (Huntingdon, QC) introduced Alto, a powder-coating process that allows application of


Watchfire Digital Outdoor (Danville, Ill.) manufactured the first digital billboard in Grand Junction,


Alpolic (Chesapeake, Va.) announced that Programs Plus is now available on its mobile site.

Photograph of Anyone Who Has a Heart

Traxon Technologies (East Rutherford, N.J.) recently produced a project called “Anyone Who Has A Heart,” a modern lighting sculp

Photograph of GreenSquare modular signage

Vista System (Sarasota, Fla.) announced the addition of GreenSquare to the Vista family of signage solutions.

Photograph of car wrapped with Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080

3M (St. Paul, Minn.) introduced five new colors to its Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080.


GKD (Cambridge, Md.) created a marquee on the exterior of the NBA’s Miami HEAT Group’s American Airlines Arena.

Photograph of APCO Signs InfoLock display system

APCO Signs (Atlanta) InfoLock Patient Information Display System, designed to help optimize patient care in hospitals and other health-care s


Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) was recently commissioned to create a sign for Radio Design Group Inc.

photo of Arlon film project


Clearpath Signage Systems (Findlay, Ohio) previewed its new Rowmark DigiMark OSi™ print-receptive acrylic sheet material at the recent Inter

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