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ISA Builds Partnership with The Wrap Institute

09/16/2019

The International Sign Association and The Wrap Institute in partnership with Justin Pate will build on the successful ISA Wrap Experience to provide ongoing programs that further expertise and advocacy for wraps professionals. Read More »


STATEMENT ON THOMAS V. BRIGHT RULING

09/16/2019

A significant federal court case has been decided that could change the way that signs and graphics are regulated. In Thomas v. Bright, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the government cannot distinguish between on-premise and off-premise signage because it is an unconstitutional content-based distinction. Read More »


Quarterly Economic Report Shows Lower Commodity Prices and Uncertainties Impacting Industry Segments

07/15/2019

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is expected to face a tightening market in 2019 and perhaps under-perform in 2020, the report anticipates. The second half of 2019 will be marked with uncertainty and potentially a flattening of several specific industry sectors. But bright spots include a surprising drop in steel prices—well below the 25 percent tariff premium—and lower pulp prices. The overall global economy faces uncertainty, with struggles in China and Brexit-related concerns in Europe. Closer to home, gross domestic product topped 3 percent in the first quarter, but is expected to weaken throughout the rest of 2019 into 2020. Read More »


ISA Sign Expo 2019 Dealt Winning Hand

05/03/2019

ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 dealt a winning hand in Las Vegas, closing with an attendance of 20,600, surpassing the 2017 event. But the event was about more than numbers, as it provided business-building ideas and products to help sign, graphics, print and visual communications companies deliver innovative and exciting projects. The 235,000-sq.-ft. tradeshow floor marked the first time to see many new products, ranging from new printers to new software. Read More »


Troy Crocker Awarded for Service

04/25/2019

Troy Crocker, co-owner of Faces in Pelham, Alabama, was presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 in Las Vegas. ISA Sign Expo is the sign, graphics and visual communications industry's leading tradeshow. Read More »


2020 Co-Location with Impressions Expo

04/25/2019

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

04/24/2019

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

04/23/2019

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

04/22/2019

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

04/18/2019

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 »