Jump to content

Sticky Notes

Want to see more content on this site?

Register and Log In....It's FREE!!!  


Having Trouble?  Email us Link


Click the X to close this box

Kgirl Kgirl

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Trade Magazine'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Site Information
    • Board News, Advertising & Board Function Information
    • Test Forum
    • The Order - Private Discussion
  • Sign Discussion
    • General Message Board
    • Joe Wartman's Electric Sign, Neon & Lighting Forum
    • Non-Illuminated Sign Discussion
    • Electric Sign Industry Articles
    • Trade Questions & Answers
    • Message Centers and Digital Signage
    • Sign Shop Surplus Inventory For Sale
    • Classifieds
    • Sign Shop Safety
    • Cranes, Buckets, & Trucks
    • Employment Job Listings
    • Sign Project Share Forum
    • The Hall of Shame
    • The Bid & Project Board
    • Government Legislature & Regulation
    • Sign Design, Environmental Graphic Design & Structural Planning
    • Board Vendor Directory
  • Off Topic Discussion
    • Bar Stool Madness
  • Contractor, Subcontractor, & Distributor Review Forums
    • Review Lists General Discussion
    • National Sign & Service Co. Review List
    • Subcontractor Review Forum
    • MFG, Wholesaler, & Distributors Review Directory
  • Board Tutorial Discussion Forum
    • Tutorial Support Forum
    • Tutorial Section Public General Discussion
    • Light Source Testing
  • Industry News
    • News
    • Trade Magazines


  • Westcoast Sign Guy's Blog
  • RayofLight's Blog
  • Kirstie's Cafe
  • joemomma's Blog
  • cateran's corner
  • Sign God's Entertainment Review
  • janelingling's Blog
  • Signguy history. Johnny
  • Honeybell's a Medic
  • <HV>'s Blog
  • JulieVan
  • keithwesternsign's Blog
  • big E's Blog
  • Neonleon2009's Blog
  • paul321's posts
  • Mike Kelley's Blog
  • Canadian installs
  • jhogsten's Blog
  • Phunkybones' Blog
  • G TSSI's Blog
  • etecdisplay's Blog
  • furneauxj's Blog
  • Signworksinc's Mississauga Ontario
  • Sign-Guy's Blog
  • The Chelsea Property Group does not pay its vendors
  • bubba's Blog
  • **Lumiron**'s Blog
  • Big T
  • signman1812's Blog
  • Imageoneind's Blog
  • Robert@SoCalSignGuy.com's Blog
  • tsimmons' Blog
  • gregnelson's Blog
  • Digital1's Blog
  • Advent Signs' Blog
  • Allstate Sign Co. Clare, Mi
  • Signs of Life
  • jlg64's Blog
  • SignsoftheTimes' Blog
  • yonstar's Blog
  • Glenda Pitts
  • Suncoast Neon's Blog
  • Looking For
  • High Voltage's Blog
  • Chatterbox's Blog
  • Chatterbox's Blog
  • Northern Sign Rick's Blog
  • mark.yurik@signswest.com's Blog
  • Permitguy's Blog
  • NeonGirl's Blog
  • arkmartin's Blog
  • Free LED Lighting and Discounted LED Display Signs
  • marknb@rogers.com's Blog
  • signman50's Blog
  • Matthew Ota's Blog
  • The EMC advantage
  • the sign lady's Blog
  • Hi Tech Displays - Parts needed
  • billsign's Blog
  • Randall1947's Blog
  • Milliken Distribution
  • signguy1968's Blog
  • susie@lnssigns.com's Blog
  • Corky Schauer's Blog
  • Sign Company In Houston Hiring
  • Triangle Sign and Service
  • stock
  • Hiring all Positions- Myrtle Beach
  • Sign Manufacturers
  • JS Crane Sales=Jimmy Smith & I-Crane=Bobby King

Marker Groups

  • Members
  • Jones Sign Companies

Product Groups

  • Sign Supplies
    • Trim Cap & Plastic Adhesives
    • LED Modules
    • LED Power Supplies
    • LED Bulbs / Lamps
    • LED Wall Pass Throughs
    • Fluorescent HO Ballasts
    • Silicone GTO
    • Silicone Caps & Boots
    • Wet Location Boots & Sleeving
    • Fluorescent Lamp Sockets
    • Neon Transformers
    • Neon Housing Components
    • Neon Electrodes & Accessories
    • Test Equipment
    • Specials
    • Misc
  • Membership Upgrade
  • Advertisements
  • Apparel
    • Mens
    • Womens
  • Products


  • Sign Syndicate Videos
    • Sign Syndicate Industry News & Information
    • Electric Sign Product Tutorials
    • Misc Sign Syndicate Video's
  • Sign Install & Service Companies
    • Company Introduction Video's
  • Industry Products & Services
    • Industry Product & Service Video's
  • Hall of Shame
    • Hall of Shame Video's


  • Funniest Sign Photo
  • Nov 2019

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL





Email Address



Job Title

City & State


How did you hear about The Sign Syndicate.com?

What Products or Services do you offer/sell to the sign industry?

Contact Number



Found 2 results

  1. Just read this in the newest Signs Of The Times March Issue. It's a letter to the editor from Harold Cortese president of EGL, basically a complaint as to why they weren't included in the article. Letter To The Editor http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201503/#/14 Original Article http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sott_201411/#/36 I think they weren't included probably because it would turn into a fluff piece rather than wanting to get to the root of the problem. You can only do that from Neon users or suppliers themselves. Harold's letter was very self serving, and a free advertisement of "look here!". Here's the quote kicker ".....In closing, neon signmakers still have material and equipment vendor options outside of Chinese products: they'll be available for as long as the industry supports its own...." In a matter of fact, EGL has really hammered down on retrofitting Neon out with their LEDs, if you go to any show, you'll notice that the EGL booth Neon products have shrunk, and they're displaying what they're heavily invested in...LEDs. I mean, they've even advertised this in a few trade magazines EEEEeerrrrrr, brochures rags. Once they were a Neon company who proded themselves on real numbers and sources you can measure. If I remember correctly their LEDs are Chinese yes??? They say you can contact them directly and place an order. Not true. In a matter of fact, I've tried in the past to place an order and it's damn near impossible, they don't even return phone calls. This is the reason why I jumped on over to using FMS and Tecnolux. I'm glad Marcus didn't contact them, because all the SOT reader would have gotten in return was "fluff" and marketing garbage. Marcus's original article literally slapped manufacturers and sign suppliers like them in the face.....hard.... and it didn't feel, or taste good either. There is reason for that, that's because it was the hard truth. Cheers to you Signs Of The Times! P.S. I don't even know why SOT even printed that letter from EGL.
  2. I'd like to get some opinions of the various trade magazines we have for our sign trade. I'm referring this topic to the electric sign industry of our trade. Are you of the opinion that they are genuinely helpful? Or are they just used to promote products of their vendors and advertisers? Do we really see "Honest Journalism" that performs background checks, information checks into what they write BEFORE publishing. Do they preserve our sacred trade? Or are most articles intended to propagandize and sell first, integrity second? Have you ever seen a "whistle blower" hard investigative type articles from any of them? Articles that deal with product quality & integrity, industry monopolies, etc? Why have we never seen test comparisons of light products on Neon & LED's published like The Sign Syndicate.com has done for over a year now? With so many article used to promote products and the "anyone can do it, & sell it" attitude aimed at amateurs, what level of danger by inexperienced individuals does this affect? What effect does it have on the qualified individuals and companies? I ask this mainly because of all the surveys various trade magazines have been sending me. It seems they are not asking the right questions of why I would read one over the other or none at all, but asking me who I read or follow, and how often.
  • Create New...