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SIGN MUSEUM NEWS Tod Swormstedt is the president/founder of the American Sign Museum (Cincinnati). By Tod Swormstedt Online Auction Raises $20,000 It greatly assists the museum’s growing operating budget. T heannual online auction returned American Sign Museum’s third to the format of its first event by closing bidding on the final day of the Intl. Sign Assn. Sign Expo, held April 3-6 in Las Vegas. This allowed show attendees to bid onsite at the museum’s booth in the ISA exhibit hall. The museum was unable to exhibit at last year’s ISA show in Orlando because of construction at its new home. This year’s auction grossed more than $20,000 for the museum’s operating budget, thanks to 43 donations of goods and services from 26 different product manufacturers, distributors, publishers and associations. Several “firsts” registered for this auction, including two different offers of dental-care services and art classes targeted to local Cincinnati families. Firsttime donors included 3M’s Commercial Graphics Div.; author and photo by Darek Johnson photographer Steve Cummings; and Montroy Sign and Graphics Supply. The museum thanks the following for promotional support: Dee Scott, executive director of the Midwest Sign Assn.; Nancy Maren, executive director at the United States Sign Council; Bill McGlade, exhibit sales manager at the ISA; Tom McIltrot at SignCraft Publishing; Jeff Russ and Wade Swormstedt at Signs of the Times, and Jeff Wooten at Sign Builder Illustrated; among others. 2013 Online Auction Donors • 3M Commercial Graphics Div. (St. Paul, MN): Newly introduced Envision translucent film for backlit signs • ABC Sign Products (Ft. Collins, CO): Accutrack engineering software; Accutrack proposal writing and order-entry software • ABI Tape Products (Moorestown, NJ): Pre-mask and WeberMade tool • Arlon Graphics (Santa Ana, CA): Recently introduced 2300X automotive film • Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center (Covington, KY): Art classes • Bluworld HOMelements LLC (Orlando): Four different waterfalls • Christopher Thielen, DDS LLC (Cincinnati): Dental-care services • Cincinnati Sign Supplies: $500 gift certificate for SloanLED products • Steve Cummings (Seattle): Book of American sign photos • E.L. Hatton (Wellington, OH): Banner Ups adhesive grommet system • FDC Graphic Films, Inc. (South Bend, IN): Wine selection • FESPA (Surrey, UK): Booth space for FESPA Mexico • France/Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (Fairview, TN): Tru-Power LED power supplies with cans • ISA (Alexandria, VA): Registration packet for Sign Expo 2014; 10 x 10-ft. booth space for Sign Expo 2014 40 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / JUNE 2013 / • Matthews Paint Co. (Delaware, OH): Nikon D3100 digital camera • Michael Brady, Inc. (Knoxville): $200 gift certificate for engineering services • Miratec Systems, Inc. (St, Paul): $500 gift certificate • Montroy Sign and Graphics Supply (Montrose, CA): 50%-off certificate for GE Tetra LED products • Oracal USA (Black Creek, GA): Series 975 auto-restyling media • Roland DGA Corp. (Irvine, CA): BN-20 VersaStudio 20-in. printer/cutter • ST Media Group Intl. (Cincinnati, OH): full-page ads in Signs of the Times, Big Picture, VM&SD and Hospitality Design • SignCraft Publishing Co. (Fort Myers, FL): Grab bags of signrelated books • Simmons-Boardman Publishing (NYC): Full-page ad in Sign Builder Illustrated • SloanLED (Ventura, CA): $500 gift certificate for Sloan LED Products • Spraylat Corp. (Pellham, NY): SignStrip maskant • Steel Art (Norwood, MA): 10%-off certificate for Steel Art products • Tubelite Co., Inc. (Apopka, FL): Sloan LED V series red/orange LED products

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - June 2013

Signs of the Times - June 2013
ST Update
Tech Update
Profiling Media for Purpose
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review
Technology Review
Sign Museum News
New Products
Enter ST’s 7th Annual Vehicle Graphics Contest!
The Reality of Your Surroundings
The Great ’scapes
Digital Printers at ISA
It’s a Jungle in Here
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - June 2013