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rr+ d +d ISA Sign Expo 2014: New Technologies Debut HP Latex 360 Printer HP As the industry's first major tradeshow of the year, ISA Sign Expo served up an event that could set the pace for the industry for 2014. The show, which took place in Orlando in April, broke attendance and exhibit-hall records for that locale, the International Sign Association (ISA) reports. Attendance topped 18,110, up more than 10 percent versus 2012 (the last time the show was held in Orlando), while total exhibit-hall space, at 198,900 square feet, was also a recordbreaker for Orlando, up five percent from 2012. Nearly 600 companies were represented on the show floor. "There is no doubt that ISA International Sign Expo 2014 was an unqualified success," says Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. "There were opportunities at every turn for sign companies to expand their businesses and to refine and improve their existing lines. Clearly, many took advantage of those opportunities and exhibitors reported strong sales. That is just another signal that the sign industry is stronger than ever." Other 2014 Sign Expo highlights: * The Dynamic Digital Park included 12 new exhibitors and was 34 percent larger than in 2013; * The Hosted Buyer Program, which brings designers and architects to the show, doubled in size versus 2013; * Attendance at educational events was up 34 percent; and * The show included a record number of co-located events, including Almo E4 A/V Tour, the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association, and an event co-sponsored by the Society of Experiential Graphic Design. Request free product info from suppliers and advertisers in this issue 36 THE BIG PICTURE JUNE/JULY 2014 If you were unable to attend this year's Sign Expo and missed out on all the new technologies on the show floor, don't worry: We've assembled information on an array of products, tools, and supplies that made their debut, and showcase them. (Note: We'll highlight even more products introduced at the ISA Expo in this space next month.) HP ( announced a new HP Latex 300 Printer Series of printers, as well as two new Designjet printer models. The new HP Latex 300 Printer Series comprises three printers aimed at the small- to medium-sized print service provider, as well as sign shops and quick printers. All three models utilize HP 831 Latex Inks designed for scratch-resistant output, as well as the company's HP Latex Optimizer,

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The Big Picture - June/July 2014
Wide Angle
Up Front
Graphics on the Go
Flavorful Interiors
Step-by-Step: Deer Caught in the Spotlight
Stay Sharp with Cutters and Routers

The Big Picture - June/July 2014