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Learning Lounge

Visit Booth #1770 for 30-minute sessions offering high-level takeaways to grow your sign and graphics business. From business evolution strategies to tactical fabrication techniques, there’s something for everyone. PLUS visit the Learning Lounge to see podcasts in action! 


Wednesday, April 10

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Speakers: Neil McNamara, Grimco
Presented by Grimco

Gain valuable insights into selecting the ideal wide format printer for your business with Neil and Dave! Discover the ins and outs of printer ink technology in our engaging session, ensuring your business thrives for years ahead. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to make informed decisions and propel your success!

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Speaker: Mars Bravo, Signs From Mars
Presented by Gemini

In this presentation, Mars Bravo will explore how plaques can be utilized to nurture curiosity in sign design, going beyond conventional approaches. Attendees will discover how plaques can ignite creativity by leveraging today’s technology, materials, and capabilities. This presentation will encourage intention and engagement for sign makers and designers in plaque sign design.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Speakers: Kyle Moore, Grimco
Presented by Grimco

Join us for an electrifying training session where we delve into the world of sign fabrication. In this workshop, you'll learn the ins and outs of sign fabrication. We'll also shed light on the technique of retrofitting signs with LED bars, breathing new life into old signage and transforming them into eye-catching beacons of light. Get ready for an enlightening experience that's both informative and engaging. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this training session promises to illuminate your path to sign fabrication success.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Speakers: Lek Camaj, Elisha Spector; Aeon Laser
Presented by Aeon Laser

Embark on a journey of innovation and discovery as we reveal the game-changing Aeon Laser Redline Series, the latest breakthrough in CO2 laser technology. Prepare to witness a paradigm shift in CO2 laser technology that promises to redefine the standards of performance, versatility, longevity and safety with an overall emphasis on maximizing profits for your sign business.

Thursday, April 11

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker: Deborah Corn, Print Media Centr

Deborah Corn, the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr is joined by her co-hosts Jamie McLennan, GM of DMR Graphics, and William Crabtree, Owner of Sign Parrot for a LIVE recording of the #PrinterChat series to discuss the equipment they saw and hot trends they discovered on the show floor of ISA International Sign Expo 2024.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Speaker: Trevor Devendorf, Grimco
Presented by Grimco

Join us as we delve into the art and science of choosing the perfect vinyl for your projects. From floors that withstand heavy foot traffic to walls that exude elegance, this class covers it all. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this class promises to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to tackle any job with finesse.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Goodearl, EFI

Presented by EFI

Join us for an educational presentation where Mark Goodearl, Senior Ink Product Manager, will be your guide through the vast landscape of EFI's printer portfolio and applications. Delve into the world capabilities, characterized by a Swiss Army knife approach to the “”Yes”” business, exploring diverse applications from wallpaper, flooring, and carpet to posters.

Mark will shed light on the remarkable features of the EFI portfolio, including protective clear and cameras for DSP, showcasing how these elements enhance the overall graphic experience. The presentation will also navigate the transition to textiles for fabric signage, table coverings, and flags, unveiling the potential of water-based inks with both inline and offline solutions. Be prepared for an insightful journey into the innovative possibilities of sign and display graphics, as Mark Goodearl unveils a spectrum of applications that redefine the industry landscape.


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Speaker: James Pardue, Spike by ikeGPS
Presented by ikeGPS

Did you know that the average sign shop ends up losing over $50K – $70K each year because of sloppy site surveys? Yeah, you heard that right. But with Spike SignPilot in your shop, you can drop those losses, increase your profit, and grow your sign business with better site surveys. Built by insiders for the sign industry, Spike SignPilot is packed with the best practices of the trade, aimed at taking your site surveys to new heights of efficiency, precision, and confidence.

Spike SignPilot is the answer to making sure that you cover the smallest details and keep your site surveys running smooth. It gives you and your crew the tools to plan, execute, and share surveys for 22-different types of indoor and outdoor of signs. Whether you're dealing with channel letters, lobby signs, big monuments, or flashy digitals, Spike SignPilot has your back with a complete, flexible process that grabs all the important details often missed in regular surveys.

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