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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 »

Are you a future industry leader?


We caught Ebbie Phillips, the former (two time) chair of NESA/ISA's board of directors, on camera to ask him a few questions, like: What advice do you have for the future leaders of this industry? Read More »

How to Use SRF Research to Grow your Business


We want to share with you a few ideas on how you can use SRF research to grow your business. For example, SRF has a report called Consumer Perceptions of Retail Signage. With retail signage an increasing focus of companies in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, this study offers a wealth of insight into consumer behavior. But how can you use this data to your benefit? Read More »

Tips for Hiring and Recruiting


Some companies have told us they have challenges getting people to show up for scheduled interviews or worse, the first day of work. What do you do? Here are some tips to keep in mind. Read More »

Strategic Insight Paper Explores Graphene's Impact


ISA is marking its 75th anniversary by giving back to the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. A series of white papers will explore future technologies expected to impact the industry. Read More »