Meet Your Makers at the 2015 SEGD Conference NEXPO

Makers and industry suppliers meet at 2015 SEGD Conference NEXPO June 5 in Chicago!

The difference between a good project and a great one is having the right partners on your team. NEXPO is the day-long industry supplier and maker exhibition during the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience ChicagoJune 4-6. Looking for new fabricators to help bring your ideas into reality? Need to research ADA signage or sustainable processes for your next project? Whether you’re looking for collaboration, information, or inspiration, NEXPO is the right place for you! Here’s a preview of what you’ll find on June 5 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers!

There’s still time to register for the full conferenceJune 4-6 in Chicago! Or you can also get a one-day NEXPO pass!

A new kind of substrate / 3A Composites
SMART-X produces vibrant color in direct digital printing applications and is easily routed and milled for signs, displays, and dramatic in-store lettering. SMART-X is easy to recycle because it is made from 100% polystyrene with no adhesive between the core and cover layers. Approximately 95% of production waste is collected and recycled on-site. SMART-X is manufactured at the 3A Composites facility in Singen, Germany. (Booth 606)

Visual attention software / 3M
As a designer, you want the key elements in your design to be noticed. So does your client.  What if an easy-to-use web app could help you design with fewer revisions, and then back up your recommended designs with concrete analysis? 3M Visual Attention Software was developed by 3M scientists to predict what’s likely to get noticed within an image, and helps you understand why. Design as you always do, just smarter and faster. (Booth 322)

One-stop display shop / AGAM Group
Whether a simple light box or fully detailed exhibition, AGAM inspires visually captivating displays and provides the framework to make them possible. A one-stop solution to engineering details and fabrication, our aluminum extrusion system is designed to fit your needs. With a multi-talented team and a wide range of manufacturing capabilities, if you can imagine it, we can make it happen. (Booth 309)

Innovative signage solutions / AVS Group
AVS Group offers an innovative and flexible portfolio of products and manufacturing processes. We create signage solutions that are consumer engaging and designed to suit your business requirements, from face- and halo-lit metal fabricated letters to signage and see-through digital screen displays. We’ll also answer any questions about our architectural and digital signage solutions. (Booth 616)

LED lighting partner / Bitro
Since 2007, Bitro’s customer base has grown significantly and we continue to be used in international, national, regional, and local markets. We strive to be “Your LED Lighting Partner” by offering professional-grade products, top-tier chips, and current technology in channel letter modules, light box, and cabinet LED illumination. We provide a specialized line of excellent custom sign solutions with our RESNO, ELP, GLACIER WHITE acrylic, and linear LED and RGB lighting options not available elsewhere. (Booths 504 and 506)

Decorative architectural waterjet / Creative Edge Master Shop  
Creative Edge is the originator and pioneer of decorative architectural waterjet.  We’ll display 25 years of waterjet projects in all types of venues in materials as diverse as brass, stainless steel, granite, marble, ceramics, glass, rubber vinyl linoleum, and cork. Large streetscapes and lobbies as well as detailed signage and logo graphics reveal the versatility and importance of waterjet fabrication for environmental graphic design. (Photo: State seal, Utah capitol building) (Booth 307)

Durable high-resolution powder-coating / Direct Embed Coating Systems
Direct Embed offers a durable, scratch resistant, anti-graffiti powder-coating process that embeds high-resolution images, graphics, and copy into a powder-coated layer on both flat and dimensional surfaces. Perfect for interior and exterior applications, as it is formulated to withstand high-traffic settings and is easy to maintain. Substrates include metal, glass, and MDF. Direct Embed offers full in-house fabrication and nationwide installation. (Photo: Ohiopyle State Park 3D rail) (Booth 319)

ADA signage / Erie Custom Signs 
Erie Custom Signs specializes in ADA-compliant signage, from custom signage for environmental graphic design programs to wholesale products. Started in 1962 as an industrial tag manufacturer, the company has in-house signage fabrication capabilities and works in a wide variety of industries using a range of materials and processes, including metal, acrylic, and high-pressure laminate. (Booth 610)

Sustainable letters / Gemini
All of Gemini’s dimensional letter, logo, and plaque products are manufactured in an earth-friendly manner. With sustainable materials, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and Green Star-rated facilities, Gemini continues to strengthen its green initiatives. With 19 manufacturing locations across the USA, Canada, and Mexico, Gemini’s core products are sold exclusively through authorized resellers serving the signage and award and recognition industries, and are backed by a lifetime guarantee. (Booth 707)

Magnetic interior signage / Howard Industries
Visit Howard Industries at NEXPO and familiarize yourself with our latest interior architectural signage offerings. These magnetically adorned signs are perfect for university, medical, and senior living facility applications. The magnetic surfaces are available in custom shapes, colors, and sizes and can stand alone or accompany both our HID and acrylic interior signage lines. See our full line of interior and exterior architectural signage in Chicago. (Booth 615)

Designers’ partner in brand implementation / Icon
Our value is to assist our partners with translating their designs into 3D reality. From conception, Icon can provide support with material selection, engineering, prototyping, and budgeting.  We act as an extension of your team to serve your client. Icon provides full turn-key brand implementation services including surveys, brand application books, permitting and landlord approvals, sign and graphic production, installation, and maintenance services. (Booth 313)

Imago modular sign system / Image Manufacturing Group
Image Manufacturing Group introduces Imago, our first modular sign system for designers that was created to be simple and highly flexible. The intent: provide a refined sign system that works in harmony with any interior design and is easy to specify. Imago combines simple geometry and refined details, providing a sign system that enhances high-end interior design. (Booth 422)

Next-gen paper insert signs / Infonorm
You already know infonorm for its all-aluminum, precision-engineered modular sign system. Stop by our booth for a look at the next generation of high-quality paper insert signs. EPICS, ARIS, Classic, and QCNA are just the beginning of our new updated product portfolio that will be on display at Nexpo 2015 in Chicago. (Booth 514)

Breakthrough LED light panel / LEDCONN
Experience a light engineered to break through normal conventional designs. LEDCONN’s LED light panel focuses on slim, high brightness and evenness features to be designed into difficult situations with ease. The light panel allows designers to create innovative, light-immersed environments using our technology. They are also highly customized to the color and temperature most suited for your design. (Booth 421)

From branding to wayfinding / L&H Sign Company
L&H Sign Company has been a leading provider of quality architectural sign products for more than 22 years. With 63,500 square feet of manufacturing space at our headquarters in Reading, Pa., we have the resources to create virtually anything, from a complete company branding project to the most complex wayfinding system. (Booth 711)

DesignScape3D app / Mactac
We’ll be putting our new app in your hands! If you’ve heard about DesignScape3D or this is your first time, you’re able to start exploring it and seeing what this app is all about! We will also be talking about our products that can help make an environment go from ordinary to extraordinary with textured tuning film vinyl and even a vinyl that you can write on with chalk! (Booth 617)

New glass signage option / Matthews International
Glass Expressions™ is a new and sophisticated signage option that provides a contemporary look and sleek design lines. Our line of glass signage is completely customizable, as the glass is sandblasted and can be waterjet-cut to any desired shape. We will also showcase custom metal signage including cast and etched plaques. (Booth 510)

American-made standoffs / Metomic Corporation
Metomic supplies standoffs for mounting graphics and signs. All of our parts are made in America. We have been manufacturing parts for 75 years in our Chicago factory. Metomic offers a complete range of sizes from 3/8-in. diameter to 1 ½-in. diameter, in both anodized brushed aluminum and polished chrome. (Booth 210)

LEED-certified wallcoverings / Moss Environments
Explore Type 2 / LEED-certified wall coverings, custom-printed glass films, direct-printed substrates, custom fabric lightboxes, and specialty LED signage to create solutions for high-impact environments. We are ADA-compliant in fabric lightboxes and also provide curved and color-changing units.  Ask us about glass applications and dimensional signage. At Moss, we are leaders in tension fabric structures, large-format graphics, and specialty signage—ready to solve any challenge and turn your best ideas into powerful experiences. (Booth 304)

Transparent display platform / NanoLumens
We stand behind your creative ideas with display technologies that fit any size, shape, or curve you can imagine. NanoClear (shown) uses nano-optical particle diffusion in a display that allows objects to seamlessly float in space. Our displays integrate seamlessly into your design, supported by a complete library of technical information and a team of experts committed to making your job easier. (Booth 517)

Custom applications / Olee Creative
Olee Creative worked with Troyer Group on the design and fabrication of interior signage and graphics for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of South Bend, Ind. This large project included custom signage, a 120-foot-long mural in the pool area, murals and perforated window film in the children’s area, direct printed acoustical tiles, artwork, and many other custom applications that make this space memorable. (Booth 512)

Custom graphics on perforated aluminum / SH Immersive Environments
Alto Perforated is designed to be a lighter yet durable alternative to the standard full aluminum graphic sign. The perforation of the metal allows it to be much less affected by wind loads, and stunning colors are made possible through the decorative powder-coating process. The options for custom designs are limitless. Practical uses include signs and panels, wall murals, permanent banners, public art, etc. (Booth 306)

Making sign programming simple / SignAgent
David Jorritsma developed SignAgent Pro™ to make sign programming simple. Complete your sign programming work in less time with more accurate results! Perfect for any size project, SignAgent Pro™ syncs with plans and allows for custom reporting. SignAgent Manager™ auto-generates production-ready art; no graphic programs required.  Perfect for facilities managers at hospitals, educational institutions, transit systems, and tenant facilities. (Booth 218)

Production scale, custom detail / United Sign Systems
United Sign Systems is a production-scale manufacturer with a custom level of detail attentiveness. Whether a single-location project or a national rollout, each is treated with care. Our manufacturing group is comprised of cross-trained, talented artisans, with many years tenure with the company. At NEXPO we’ll be featuring a variety of our specialties including stainless steel, mirrored detail (including translucent illuminated), ACM fabrication, and high-res digital imaging. (Photo: Hard Rock Louisville) (Booth 518)

Interactive wayfinding and digital signage / Visix
Visix creates award-winning interactive wayfinding designs, meeting room signs, and digital signage software. Our e-paper room signs are an affordable option for replacing printed schedules—simple to mount right out of the box with customizable faceplates and screen templates. Our interactive room signs easily integrate with your calendar system and let you book rooms right at the sign. (Booth 607)

Modular system pioneers / Vista System
The pioneer and world leader in Modular Curved Frame Technology (MCFT) technology offers the advantages of a modern modular system with the ability to provide a highly customizable solution that meets the unique requirements of each signage project. (Booth 511)

Full-service signage and display / Visual Citi
Visual Citi will showcase our manufacturing capabilities and ability to produce signage, props, and décor for a wide range of clients and applications. Come see our iPad brochure of recent projects. We are a full-service signage and display company with clients ranging from Bank of America and SPG to Coach and Saks Fifth Avenue. (Booth 414)

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