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Still designing on an old CRT?

Well although we would all like to be designing/gaming/browsing on one of these. The $13,000 price tag might hold a few of us back.

But I think it’s all time we evaluate the monitors were using. LCD’s have become very affordable. Now not all affordable monitors produce a quality image. Cheap LCD’s often have issues such as input lag, horrid viewing angles, bad bleeding.

Be sure to read up on a monitor before making any purchases. I highly recommend this 24″ Benq G2400WD LCD as ‘best bang for the buck’. It has 0 input lag (great for movies, games) and good viewing angles. Can buy it here for $380! http://www.provantage.com/benq-g2400wd~7BEN900W.htm 24″ for $380! That’s insane. Yes, you might find a cheaper monitor @ sam’s club, or costco, but how does it stack up? I will bet $ it doesn’t. Till next time…..

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I’m not a huge mac fan by any means. But with the recent release of the new MacBook I’m definitely blinded by the light (maybe its the glare off the glass screen). The specs have been bumped up, and were no longer stuck in a plastic case! They have also upgraded the video for the standard MacBook.

This is one nice notebook. Photoshop will run faster on this then most of our desktops I’m sure. Prices are starting around $1,299. Check out the apple website for more information.

Time for a new mobile design station for your sign business? Possibly! We all need a good business excuse for new toys sometimes 😉

Donations to the museum will be doubled through Dec 31, ’08.

The American Sign Museum is in the middle of a $2.5 million Capital Building Campaign to move into its new Cincinnati home. A major benefactor as pledged to match donations from now until December 31, 2008, up to $500,000. You can double your donation without digging deeper into your wallet!

The museum has already raised $1 million, allowing for the purchase of the building and phase 1 construction.

Contact museum President Tod Swormstedt at tod@signmuseum.org for information on how to donate.

American Sign Museum president in USA Today

American Sign Museum President Tod Swormstedt is quoted today in USA Today in an article about saving neon signs in the United States.

“When there’s a threat of a landmark sign coming down, there’s often a grass-roots movement to save it,” Swormstedt says. Read the full article on USA Today’s website


Vehicle Graphics at the race track! Saw this picture, and just wanted to remind everyone about how applying a Vinyl Graphic to your car can change it’s appearance. These graphics sure didn’t ship that way. If you need any Custom Vinyl work be sure to check out www.SignsRus.com.


History (formerly known as the History Channel) is promoting the third season of its show, “Cities of the Underworld,” with a full exterior and interior wrap of a New York City subway, reportedly a first. The temporary vinyl wrap of the 42nd Street Shuttle #3 line was unveiled at Grand Central Station.

Check out the full article @ signweb.com


Be sure to check out www.graffiti.org. With links to some of the most talented graffiti artists you’ll ever see. A lot of these images would make for some great stuff to print, and place on a wall in the house. Well that is if it’s your type of thing I suppose. Either way check out the link great art!