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February 28, 2013
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  • Wendy's debuts new look
    Wendy's new logo started appearing in ads this week and will roll out on uniforms and food packaging nationwide in the coming months. QSRMagazine.com (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Super Bowl champ Ravens' stadium to get $35 million facelift
    M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore will undergo a two-phase, $35 million upgrade that will include four new LED screens and two high-definition boards showing highlights and live games. The Ravens expect to pay most of the tab, but will ask the Maryland Stadium Authority to pay a portion of the cost for new directional signage throughout the arena. The Baltimore Sun (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Optically Clear Cast Vinyl Printing Film — for Amazing Window Effects
3M™ Scotchcal™ Clear View Graphic Film IJ8150 provides optical clarity in a durable & conformable film for inkjet & screen printing. A completely transparent view opens up many possibilities, including perforated window film effects without the perforated holes & creating special effects using white ink. Learn more
  Technology and Trends 
 
  • Origin Display adds less-pricey "Express" product
    Digital signage and menu board provider Origin Display Group has created an entry-level version of its Origin Elite solution dubbed "Origin Express." "This is an affordable way to dip your toe in the water before rolling out a larger scale system," said partner Mike Lella. Digital Signage Today (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Whitepaper: Best Practices in LED Layout Design
If you are producing channel letters, then you know that the process of laying out individual LED modules can be tedious. Or if you are sending drawings to your LED suppliers, the response time might not be fast enough. But now you can quickly generate accurate LED layouts in-house with software built specifically for this task: LED Wizard 7. Download the whitepaper.
  Government and Regulatory 
  • Utah lawmakers leave digital billboard laws up to cities
    A Utah Senate committee declined to consider a bill that would have removed cities' power to ban the conversion of traditional billboards to electronic signage. The measure had support from outdoor ad companies that say some cities are requiring them to give up multiple old signs to put up one new digital billboard. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Maine might ease roadside sign restrictions
    A Maine state representative has introduced a bill he says would allow small businesses in rural towns throughout the state to post roadside signs on their property. A similar measure two years ago died amid stiff opposition from tourism industry advocates who argued the move would be a step toward reopening the state to billboards which were banned decades ago. Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISA Update 
  • Fighting for sign lighting in L.A.
    ISA and the California Sign Association (CSA) are currently advising Los Angeles officials on several sign code issues, including how different kinds of sign illumination should be treated. It's an effort that has required an extensive education of city officials, who recently proposed to...Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get ready to notify your employees!
    Tomorrow – Friday, March 1, 2013, was the date that all businesses were required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide written notification to their employees on the availability of individual health insurance exchanges, but...Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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