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JULY 2014 C O L U M N S & D E PA R T M E N T S 6 14 16 20 editor/analyst ST Update by Steve Aust Compass Cider, Interior church signage, sign codes Technology Update by Darek Johnson Working guys Color Management for Large Format by Dan Wilson Proper use of profiles Vinyl Apps by Dale Salamacha Setting up a business, part one 26 Strictly Commercial by Bobby Wiltshire 36 Lighting Techniques by Marcus Thielen 42 The Moving Message by Wade Swormstedt 46 Technology Review by Chris and Kathi Morrison 48 Technology Review by Chris and Kathi Morrison 50 Design Matters by Jeff Russ 64 New Products by Steve Aust 86 111 112 Taking flight Silicone encapsulation harms LEDs. EMCs are NOT safety hazards. Mimaki's JFX 200-2513 flatbed printer Kern's HSE laser-cutting and engraving systems Sizzle or steak? Product Showcase: Routers/cutters and window-graphic materials Industry News by Wade Swormstedt Advertising index Editorially speaking by Wade Swormstedt ST Ed i tor ia l Ad v is o r y B o a rd Mike Ries joined Advertising Vehicles (Cincinnati, OH) Communications Limited (Boston, MA), which engineers, manufactures and installs signage and architectural elements. For more than 30 years, he's managed many notable worldwide projects. shortly after its launch in 2003. He is a partner in the organization and the resident fleet-graphics expert. His primary roles encompass sales and client consulting. Jill Ayers is creative director at Design360 (New York, NY), a design firm specializing in environmental-graphic, exhibit, print and web design. She served as designer of identification and wayfinding at Two Twelve Assoc. and senior designer of signage and retail branding at Gensler Studio 585. Lawrin Rosen founded his shop, ARTfx Signs (Bloomfield, Vince Cahill, with more than 32 years in the print-technology Jared Smith is the president of bluemedia (Tempe, AZ), a graphics provider that specializes in vehicle and environmental graphics. Bill Dundas, a former ST technical editor, currently serves as Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs for the International Sign Association (ISA). Kevin Stotmeister is president and CEO of Federal Heath Sign LLC (Oceanside, CA). Christina Galgan is the Exterior Branding Manager for John Yarger, the third-generation owner of North American Signs, currently serves on the board of both the Intl. Sign Assn. and The Signage Foundation. Wendy Moeller, a community planning consultant who runs her own firm, Compass Point Planning (Cincinnati, OH), currently sits on the Signage Foundation's Board of Directors. Teresa Young, president/CEO of Sign Biz Inc., founded the and websites. She is a trustee of the American Sign Museum, past chairwoman of the Intl. Sign Assn. and immediate past chair of the California Sign Assn. field, is the president of VCE Solutions (Waynesboro, PA), a consultancy that provides technical and marketing consulting and planning services for digital and analog printing and digital manufacturing OEMs and user companies. Walgreens (Deerfield, IL) and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Sign Association (ISA). Steve Aust senior associate editor Vince Cahill digital technology contributor Louis M. 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