Signs of the Times - August 2017 - 17
ISA Sign Expo 2017
International Sign Association (ISA) would like to congratulate the following companies
for being winners of the ISA Sign Expo 2017 Innovation Awards. These awards are
designed to recognize and honor the leaders in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry for their
new and innovative products. A panel of experts from the sign and graphics industry reviewed each of the
submissions and determined the top innovations for 2017.
ELECTRONIC & TRADITIONAL SIGNAGE
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-120
Introducing the first ever printable metallic wrap film to
give vehicles a high-tech, attention-grabbing finish: 3M™ Print Wrap
Film IJ180mC-120. It features Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology
to provide excellent air release for smooth, bubble-free results. It's
formulated for enhanced slideability and optimized initial tack for faster,
easier installations. Along with excellent liner release, the film stretches
up to 130% without primer and without lifting. 3M Print Wrap Film
IJ180mC films are available in 48", 54" and 60"-wide rolls so wrappers
can easily cover vehicle sections without seams.
ONYX 12.1 software is built upon a foundation of
accelerated speed and performance, a simplified user interface,
enhanced automation and finishing tools to do more in less time. Using
an all 64-bit platform across RIP and applications, ONYX 12.1 produces
benchmark RIP and data transfer speeds, increasing productivity and
profits. Avoid wasted sheet media with an intuitive user interface and
visual nesting previews, plus our integrated G7 process improves gray
color for output consistency across devices and applications. Users can
easily automate job preparation with finishing tools for media, bleed,
grommet marks, art, trim or crop boxes with QuickSets without having to
redesign original artwork.
Component Signage, Inc.
The Inciseon brand currently consists of two main product
lines: Inciseon Skeletonized and Inciseon Integral. Inciseon Skeletonized
is the product that mimics the look of traditional neon, but with the
added benefits of being lower voltage/energy efficient, being easily
made using common materials, and having extreme durability (we
have even run the product over with our 9,500-lb. forklift, which left
no damage). Other products have been released in the past that have
attempted to mimic traditional skeleton neon, but none are able to
bend and contour to the same tight tolerances that glass neon (and
now Inciseon) can. Also, with the nature of the technology, the light
source is very close to the surface, which allows for unprecedented
brightness - yet another aspect where previous products have fallen
short. The Inciseon Integral line expands the neon look to another
dimension that traditional neon has never been able to accomplish.
Instead of Skeletonized, where the product is attached to a wall,
panel, cabinet, or some other surface, Inciseon Integral embeds the
illumination directly into the substrate. This allows the technology to
be implanted into virtually any material, which allows the product to
be used in a much wider range of applications than traditional neon.
The Integral product line also allows the patent-pending idea to take
on other forms and appearances than traditional neon. Signs that
typically require a minimum 3"-deep sign cabinet (which requires metal
fabrication) that has internal LEDs illuminating routed faces can now
be achieved with much thinner substrates using the Inciseon Integral
product technology. The product has also been verified for the UL
Green Label certification, a testament to its energy efficiency, which
only further reduces the end user's costs of the sign.
EDUCATION AND EVENTS MARCH 21-24, 2018
TRADE SHOW MARCH 22-24, 2018
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industry to find the most cutting-edge products to take your business to new
levels of success. With nearly 600 exhibitors and more than 20,000 attendees,
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