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Industry News

2020 Co-Location with Impressions Expo


ISA International Sign Expo® 2020 and Impressions Expo (formerly the Imprinted Sportswear Show) will co-locate next spring, with a combined tradeshow space topping 350,000 square feet. ISA Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and visual communications industry's largest expo. Impressions Expo is the premier tradeshow for the imprinted and decorated apparel industry. Read More »

Mark Stein Named Sign Code Champion


Mark Stein, second-generation owner and president of ESCO Manufacturing and Stein Sign Display in Watertown, South Dakota, served on his community's ad hoc sign committee and volunteers on his community's planning commission and board of adjustments. His active involvement with and passion to help ensure reasonable sign regulations, earned him the 2019 ISA Sign Code Champion award, presented during ISA International Sign Expo® 2019. Read More »

ISA Sign Expo 2019 Opens


ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 is ready to open its doors, drawing some 20,000 sign, graphics and visual communications professionals to the 235,000-plus square foot trade show floor. Read More »

New Strategic Insights Paper: Extended Reality


ISA has released its second Strategic Insight paper, Extended Reality: Expanding the Definition of Sign Interaction, exploring the impact of mixed/extended/augmented/virtual reality. This Strategic Insights paper is authored by Jonathan Josephson, founder of Quantum Interface. Read More »

Industry Outlook Positive in 2019


A variety of outside factors have created a cautious environment when it comes to spending, according to the ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report for the first quarter of 2019. Still, some commodity prices make now an optimal time to purchase, before anticipated price increases in the second half of the year. Read More »

Nekoosa Adds Optically Clear Option


Nekoosa expands its Mojave Digital Media® Hi-Stat portfolio to include Opti-Cling, an 8 mil. optically clear cling vinyl, in 54"x50 yd. and 54"x150 yd. rolls with custom sizes available – including sheets. Read More »

In-Kind Donations at ISA Sign Expo Create Vibrant Show


As the leading tradeshow in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 is known for its eye-popping displays and creative touches. Much of that comes as exhibitors donate products to enhance the experience of attendees and gives them a real-world application for products showcased at our tradeshow and educational events. These in-kind products allow exhibitors to showcase their products in new and interesting ways. Read More »

ISA Presents to Planners at APA National Conference


ISA will offer two educational sessions for planners at the National Planning Conference April 15-16. ISA’s experts also will be on hand exhibiting at the conference in booth #404, offering complementary sign code assistance, research and best practices. Read More »

Outstanding Wide Format Projects Recognized


The International Sign Association® and ST Media Group's Big Picture magazine will honor outstanding wide-format projects at an event at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019. Big Picture's Best of Wide Format Awards recognize the most creative, innovative, and inspiring large-format digital print projects in our industry. Read More »

Innovation Award Winners Announced


Four products that improve efficiency, longevity and creativity of sign, graphics and visual communications projects were named as ISA Innovation Award winners. All four products will be showcased on the tradeshow floor at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019. Read More »