Described as one of the busiest and most successful ISA shows of recent years, this year’s ISA Sign Expo in Orlando became the show that the storm couldn’t spoil. Weather conditions in the North East of the US created a lot of problems for attendees trying to get to the show, but despite cancelled flights and travel problems, exhibitors, dealers and visitors turned up in their droves to celebrate all that’s new and inspirational in sign and graphics.
Steady Gains in Confidence
It looks as though there are some positive signs in the wind in the April Wall Street Journal/Vistage survey of the state of the economy. Confidence is good, and trends are up.
Off to Japan
Votes have been counted, and samples have been securely packed. While the Roland DG Creative Awards have been closed to entries for months now, final judging hasn’t taken place yet. In the next few days, regional winners from around the world will be headed to our headquarters in Japan for a tour, celebration, and awarding of the grand prizes, which include Roland DG hardware.
Survey says… Positive Outlook!
Attached is a survey that ISA recently distributed that I think you’ll find interesting, and a very positive outlook for the sign business going forward. It was compiled after ISA spoke to 200+ CEO’s or shop managers at the recent 2011 ISA show.
ISA 2011: New booth, new products & a great show!
ISA (International Sign Association) is always a big show for us and this year was no different. Pre-show numbers coming out of the association showed registration significantly up from previous years, with more exhibitors and booth space. We took more space ourselves with a 40x60ft booth and a whole new booth structure that looked fantastic thanks to our awesome marketing department. In addition, we had three exciting new products to talk about: the VersaUV LEJ-640, Roland DG's first roll-to-roll hybrid flatbed; the LEF-12 UV small flatbed, and our new 20" print/cut device called VersaStudio.
ABC: Always Be Closing
Glengarry Glen Ross, the 1992 movie, featured an all-star cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey and Jonathan Pryce. During a memorable scene, Alec Balwin says the famous phrase: “ABC. Always Be Closing.”