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NEW PRODUCTS Wade Swormstedt is the publisher/editor of Signs of the Times magazine, celebrating his 30th year on staff. B y Wa d e S w o r m s t e d t Product Showcase: A D S P E C I A LT I E S The following are examples of the promotional products that you'll see at the ASI Show that will be held July 15-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. As part of that show, ST Media Group Intl. (parent company of ST) will debut its Signage + Decoration Pavilion. Seed Products Bloomin Promotions (Boulder, CO) offers various products that include seeds that actually grow: seed coins, seed bags, matchbooks, Growster Coasters, etc. All can be decorated with a company logo. Especially suitable for customers that are environmentally conscious, the company's seed paper is made from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments. The products are printed with water- and soy-based inks, and the packaging is primarily corn-based. (303) 443-3591; Magnetic Gap Stick Americraft Products (St. Louis) is offering an automotive device called the Gap Stick. With a magnetic tip as well as a small hook on the end, it's designed to reach difficult places inside a car, such as the gaps between the front seats and the center console. The handle's circular area includes a 1 x 1.4-in., imprintable area. Other company items include a golf product called Putting Pro, electronic-device cord caddies and pockets, all of which can be customized with a company logo. (888) 963-4988; Customizable Apparel In Your Face Apparel (Carrollton, TX) offers a full line of customizable T-shirts and hoodies. The wearables can be customized with dye-sublimated foil, rhinestones, seam-to-seam printing, stock graphics, company logos, sequins, embroidery, faux fur, plastisol transfers, leather and chenille appliqués, etc. An inhouse design team is available to customize the product line. (972) 818-0118; 48 SIGNS OF THE TIMES April 2014 Specialty Mats Logo Mats, LLC (La Grange, GA) offers numerous indoor and outdoor mats with or without logos, artwork, etc. The DigiPrint™ HD product features a nearly full-bleed digital print for high-traffic, indoor applications. The Cushion Max™ Impressions product is designed for medium-traffic, indoor applications. It offers near-photographic images and Pantone color matching, the company states. Grand Impressions™ HD is a plush-carpet product treated with StainStopper™ protection. Five different outdoor products carry the Waterhog™ name, such as the Inlay product, which can absorb up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard, the company reports. The company also offers numerous, customized, single-color, textured mats. (888) 628-7462; Drinkware/Coasters/Tile/Mouse Pads World Wide Lines (Covington, TN) offers an extensive line of promotional products, which can be decorated utilizing the company's VColor print technology. Dozens of full-color coffee cups, mugs and glasses are available, along with coasters and mousepads in various shapes, bottle opener/ key rings, mouse pads, pennants, magnets, metal business cards, tote bags, towels, etc. Its newest product is imprintable earbuds in a color case. (901) 476-9797;

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - April 2014

Signs of the Times - April 2014
Columns & Departments
ST Update
Technology Update
ISA Sign Expo 2014 – Making the most of it
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review: Roland’s SOLJET Pro 4 XF-640 printer
Technology Review: EFI’s VUTEk GS2000/3250 digital-hybrid printers
Sign Museum News
New Products
The 2014 Intl. Sign Contest
2nd Annual Readers’ Choice Award
For the Record
ISA Expo Adds SEGD Component
Surprising Evidence about Neon’s History
Editorially speaking
Advertising index

Signs of the Times - April 2014