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The International Sign Association is bringing its education and event expertise to Electronics For Imaging's annual user conference, EFI™ Connect 2020. The annual event will be held January 21-24 at The Wynn Las Vegas. Read More »

ISA Offers Association Health Care


The International Sign Association (ISA) today announced it will offer an association health plan to ISA and ISA-affiliated association members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. Read More »

Chicago Fast-Tracks Sign Approval Process


Businesses in Chicago could now get much faster approval for their signs, thanks to the city's new mayor, Lori Lightfoot's, proposal to improve the environment for sign permitting in Chicago. Read More »

Welcome Alliance Franchise Brands!


AFB's Sign & Graphics Division franchisees will receive membership in the International Sign Association which provides access to ISA's industry-leading government advocacy, training, technical resources and industry networking events. Read More »

Economy Starts to Stall [QER Q3 2019]


All good things must come to an end and booming aspects of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry are showing signs of a slowdown for the remainder of 2019. That is according to the ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report for the third quarter of 2019. Read More »

Strategic Insights Paper Explores Impact of 5G


The coming of 5G, expected to be fully implemented next year, will mean sweeping changes for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, according to the latest ISA Strategic Insight paper. "Strategic Insights: 5G In Signage Technology," written by Dexter Johnson, contributing editor, Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum, explains how 5G will allow advances in virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things. Read More »

Over 80 Companies Will Participate in Sign MFG Day '19


ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day continues to showcase the diverse career opportunities in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. This year, 88 companies will open up 92 locations. The event is held October 4, though some companies will select another date to better accommodate local school schedules. Read More »

ISA Builds Partnership with The Wrap Institute


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 »



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


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 »