Blog - Innovation

  • 6/27/17 5:00 am PDT
    OmniCube™ and TrafficJet™ Shine on Colombia’s New National Route Markers
    Florencia Delponte, Customer Service Representative
    Colombia’s Ministry of Transport is improving their reference signage on their national road network. For years the agency used a series of small wood and concrete markers offset from the roadway to provide motorists with location information. However, these markers have have proven difficult to maintain over the years. The old markers are set low to the ground and are not only difficult to read, but they are also a safety hazard to any vehicle that might strike them during a run off the roadmore...
  • 6/8/17 5:00 am PDT
    Is Sensitivity an Excuse for Bad Sheeting Behavior?
    Scott Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    While helping raise our six children, two of them girls, I often found myself accused of being too insensitive. I have seen that sensitivity can be a double-edged sword. “Oh dad, you’re so sensitive” can be a very endearing compliment in the right setting depending on how it’s delivered - say during a private conversation at home, with but not in a cowboy bar in Dallas. Somebody described as insensitive could well be a very empathetic and skilled listener - or touchy and prone to flying intomore...
  • 5/18/17 5:00 am PDT
    Second Penang Bridge
    Ashish Shukla, Global Marketing Director
    Three years ago Malaysia’s Sultan Abdul Muadzam Shah Bridge, also called the Second Penang Bridge, opened after five years of construction. The longest bridge in Southeast Asia features wide sweeping “S” curves over its 24 km length - a design requirement  to help motorists stay attentive for the average 20 minute crossing.more...
  • 5/8/17 5:00 am PDT
    Margaret Adams, Marketing Automation Specialist
    In 2013, Avery Dennison introduced the TrafficJet Print System™ to the traffic sign industry and since then, we have installed over 250 printers in sign shops all over the world. While digital sign printing has become widely accepted, some are still a little hesitant. Let’s walk through some of the misconceptions about digital traffic sign printing that exist today and why it’s time to embrace this technology.more...
  • 5/3/17 5:00 am PDT
    Sky Yan, Technical Marketing Manager
    China’s Guizhou Province has been the location for aggressive investment in highway construction by the government. Since 2009, $68 billion has been invested into the construction of more than 5,000 kilometers of highways. On the recent Wengan-Daozhen highway project, the mountainous terrain required that over half of the length of the system consist of tunnels and bridges - including some of the most impressive bridges in the world.more...
  • 4/25/17 5:00 am PDT
    Printed Pixel
    Amy Wojtowicz, Global Product Manager
    If you’re keeping up with our blogs on VisiFlex™, you are seeing how excited the industry is over this new product.more...
  • 4/20/17 5:00 am PDT
    Tony McCaugherty, European Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Ever wondered just how traffic signs work? It’s something we take for granted every time we get into our cars and drive.more...
  • 3/27/17 6:00 am PDT
    Certified Digital Traffic Converter Program
    Moe Madar, North American Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Do you install or maintain the traffic signs on your roads? Chances are you purchase signs from the lowest bidder. It’s a great way to help drive down cost, but it may also mean a new and unknown supplier each year. Sign quality is critical for the safety of roadway users, and it’s a critical element of longevity with direct linkage to your future maintenance costs.more...
  • 3/15/17 7:00 am PDT
    Sebastián Laflor, Sales Executive
    Argentina’s national road authority, Dirección Nacional de Vialidad, struggled for years to prevent traffic sign theft - it’s a serious issue that jeopardizes the safety of all motorists, and placed a serious strain on their annual maintenance budget. Even with the help of local law enforcement, when stolen signs were recovered, proof of ownership could not be easily obtained, so the recovered property ended up in scrapyards across the country for recycling.more...
  • 2/27/17 6:00 am PST
    2017 ATSSA Convention
    Scott Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    This year’s highway safety industry gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, provided proof that digitally printed traffic signs are becoming mainstream and account for a growing portion of production. Highlighting this year’s ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) convention was the digital print workshop sponsored by the organization’s Sign Committee, chaired by yours truly.more...