Each year, ISA Sign Expo holds a competition to name the most innovative product of the year. Check out the winners from ISA Sign Expo 2016 below, then register to attend the show this year to see even more inspiring products!

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First Place


Spike is a smart laser measurement solution that allows sign and graphics professionals to quickly measure signs by capturing the width, height and area of a space simply by taking a photo from your smartphone or tablet. Spike gives you the flexibility to measure when and how you want, whether in the field or at the office, using the Spike mobile app or cloud-based tools. Measurements and location are saved with the picture and can be easily shared with clients and designers as a JPG, PDF or shareable URL. The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder works together with your smartphone’s camera, GPS, compass and Internet connection.

Second Place

Etulipa Carbon

Etulipa Carbon is a new type of electronic changeable copy board or eCCB that doesn’t need LEDs. Invented by the Dutch company Etulipa, it’s called Carbon because of its clear black digital lettering and much lower carbon footprint. It’s a totally innovative idea! This smart eCCB solution uses a clever low-voltage display technique called electro wetting. It is so energy efficient it uses 100 times less electricity than a LED display and can work off-grid. And it’s so much easier to read in direct sunlight. It causes no light pollution so permits are much easier to get. In short: all the advantages of digital CCB; none of the disadvantages. Etulipa Carbon. The brightest idea in ECCBs.

Third Place

Adams Tech

LetterForm™ is a new, cutting-edge, patented material that allows for the costeffective fabrication of Trimless channel letters. Architects, commercial property owners, cities, states, municipalities are all beginning to specify Trimless™ letters in an effort to make a better first impression and create a crisper, cleaner appearance. Trimcap channel letters will soon be a thing of the past thanks entirely to our new LetterForm return material. Adams Tech accepted the challenge presented by national sign companies, architects and sign designers and is proud to announce that testing has been completed, and we officially launched LetterForm™ at ISA Sign Expo 2016.

Honorable Mentions

Clear Focus Imaging, Inc.
CLEAR FOCUS 24-Vue™ Two-Way Vision Film

MONTI Tools Inc.
Vinyl Zapper®

Roland DGA Corporation
Roland VersaUV LEJ-640FT Flatbed UV Printer