A Virtual Night Out at the BOCSIes (Best of Canadian Sign Industry) was an evening celebrating the achievements and work of the Canadian sign industry. This year’s virtual gala, presented by the Sign Association of Canada (SAC) and Sign Media Canada, took place on the evening of Friday, September 25th at 7pm, and what an event it was!
It was great to see all of the amazing work being done in the industry across Canada! Many companies delivered some very impressive pieces!
At the 2020 BOCSIes Awards, the Media Resources team walked away with three awards:
These awards would not be possible without the amazing team. So proud of all of our employees who keep impressing and amazing us day-in and day-out.
Media Resources, an integrated sign service business offering digital LED displays (outdoor & indoor), 3D props, sign installation and printing services to the Billboard & Commercial Sign industry is pleased to announce the acquisition of Irvin, Inc., which offers hardware & lighting solutions to those same vertical markets. The combination of the two organizations will create the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions’ provider in the industry. Irvin’s sales footprint is positioned for explosive growth as it will now be offered by every Media Resources’ sales team member in the United States, Canada and overseas. Operations will be combined in the Media Resources US headquarters in Fort Mills, SC with a second operational center near Toronto, Canada.
Denise Irvin, President of Irvin whose family began operating the business in the 1990s, says: “As we looked into our future, we really wanted to expand our reach by partnering with a major industry leader,” said Denise Irvin Cannon, president of Irvin. “But it was also paramount to us that we work with an organization that shares our business values and code of ethics. Media Resources checked all the boxes. We are completely aligned in our commitment to quality and integrity in all that we do. My parents who started the business, my brother Mike, myself and our entire Irvin team could not be happier.”
Jeff Rushton, President & CEO of Media Resources, added that “strategically Media Resources is taking this time to invest heavily in its US market expansion.” The Irvin acquisition comes on the heels of the completion of a major digital LED service and training center at its Fort Mills, SC facility. “Irvin’s products & services are a natural complement to all Media Resources has to offer. And with their incredible focus on customer service in combination with the Irvin family values, we knew it was a perfect fit,” Rushton continues, “With this, we are the only firm in the industry that can truly be a one-stop shop from design, through engineering, to digital or non-digital hardware manufacturing & resell, to installation and ongoing service. Like the Irvins, we could not be happier with the outcome.”
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Media Resources has been at the forefront of digital billboard light mitigation technology since its inception. Our SITELINE™ product line was first to market in providing community-centered light trespass solutions. This article on Billboard Insider delves into how our technology has changed the landscape of digital billboards, permitting, and light pollution:
Digital Billboards have proven very effective, dynamic tools to connect people with products, services, and information. However, the use of digital billboards is still opposed by some based on “light trespass” concerns, concerns that can delay or potentially end the permitting process.
Cheng’s early work showed his design to physically mitigate digital billboard light trespass worked. But it was a client’s needs that led to the development of the first digital billboard equipped with light mitigation technology.
Our client had a legal, great location on a surface street; however, the unit was visible from a neighboring highway which banned digital billboards; his permit was rejected. The client asked if we had a solution.
After a site analysis we confirmed our new technology, VISIONiQ SITELINETM (patent pending) would solve their light trespass issue. MRI then helped them through the permitting process, providing certified light analysis documentation, leading to the installation of a very profitable digital billboard.
Since its introduction, MRI has continuously tuned SITELINETM to improve performance. SITELINETM displays include premium Nichia down angled LEDs, right & left blocking options and complete support for customers from analysis through demonstration units (available to present to regulators).
A news story broadcast by KUTV in Salt Lake City is a great example of how SITELINETM made a good neighbor out of a digital billboard that, while legally permitted, was literally driving people from their homes.
“Our Goal Is To Be Good Community Participants”, Art Woodbuy, Woodbury Corporation on why they made the change from another manufacturer’s digital (shown above) to SITELINETM.
As DDI’s Tony Mariani said, “SITELINETM light mitigation worked exactly as Media Resources said it would… The municipality where these units are located is very satisfied.”
Out-of-Home companies have used SITELINETM displays to obtain permits where digital billboards had been effectively zoned out, and to be good neighbors where light trespass may be a concern. Profitable SITELINETM DOOH locations now dot the continent.
Bill Ripp, VP of all Digital for Lamar says “Media Resources were the inventors of the light trespass mitigation technology for digital Out of Home and have been instrumental in helping many of our markets get locations approved with their SITELINETM product. They have a whole process to help our teams analyze the location and present a custom solution specific to that location.”
As Cheng puts it, “the only people who need to see digital billboards are the target audience driving/walking towards them. Proactively using light mitigation to ensure others are not ‘affected by the light’ is worth considering. SITELINETM improves the industry’s image with the public & regulators alike.”
Light trespass mitigating OOH displays are the solution that will continue to increase in importance in growing the digital OOH category. Taking proactive steps to prevent light trespass concern from becoming a bigger issue just makes sense and creates better neighbors as well!
SITELINETM has been presented to and applauded by all major OOH organizations from the OAAA to IBO to state OOH associations.
For more information on SITELINETM call 1-800-667-4554 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To our valued customers:
As some of you may know, the Ontario & Quebec Provincial Governments joined a number of US states in announcing a 14-day shutdown of all non-essential businesses. This combined with the continued expansion of the coronavirus & our concern for the health risks to our employees, we are taking the prudent move to shut down our Ontario operations for the next two weeks.
At this time installation operations in other parts of Canada (specifically BC & Alberta) and the U.S. will remain open. We will monitor changes in Ontario and other locations on a day-by-day basis and if we can return to normal operations earlier, we will.
This change will mean all Print, 3D, Digital Fabrication and Installation Services in Ontario will be shut down effective midnight tonight to re-open April 8th, unless further Government changes are enacted. During this period staffing will be reduced to a skeleton crew to handle customer inquiries and deal with emergencies on a case-by-case basis. Our digital NOC service center will also remain open operating with their normal hours.
Our teams have been contacting customers with active orders to review alternatives. We also rushed the production of many projects so almost all digital deliveries in the next 3 weeks will not be impacted.
During this period our sales, customer service, project management, and management teams that you currently deal with will be available to answer your questions. Further, myself and my business partners are available to answer any question and can be reached at:
We will continue monitoring the situation on a day-by-day basis and will provide updates to you both via email and calls from our team members.
Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.
President & CEO
Media Resources, Inc.
To Our Valued Customers and Friends:
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting everyone personally and professionally. We want you to know that the health and safety of our employees, and yours, is and always will be our top priority.
I wanted to take a moment to summarize some of the things we are doing to keep our employees safe during this crisis while continuing business operations.
Most of our office staff are working remotely. Our field installers, printers, 3D fabricators, and digital production staff, are still operating. To protect them we have taken a series of steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 contamination including staggered shifts, separation of work areas, temperature & health checks daily, protective gear, and of course mandatory hand washing.
For our install operations here is what we currently know for government entities:
While we can’t predict future delays, we are doing everything in our power to keep our normal operations flowing so we may continue to deliver our product & services to you, our valued customers.
We take all aspects of the situation seriously and will be continually updating our policies and procedures as new and updated information is available.
If you have any questions please call your sales, customer service or operations representative for information.
Thank you and be safe.
President & CEO
The end of the year celebrated another spectacular Media Resources project, the tallest pylon sign in Arizona!
YESCO’s firing up of the unit coincided with the opening of the 202 freeway and the new “Vee Quiva Way” exit which connects all 3 Gila River properties: Wild Horse Pass; Lone Butte; Vee Quiva. Notably, all three properties now feature VISIONiQ displays!
The pylon stands 120’ tall and features twin 38’H x 25’W 16.67mm 400 Series VISIONiQ displays. Driving uptime and reliability, the displays were built with full redundancy, diagnostics, lifetime alerting and monitoring. Our exclusive redundancy/backup systems includes data signal, scanning/receiving cards, controller and photocell.
Visually stunning, the displays utilize advanced optics to produce the best images in the industry. From our innovative Optically Down Angled LEDs (direct light towards the viewer) to our exclusive offset pixel design (wider view angles), every optical element has been tuned to perfection.
Brains and beauty, that’s a sure bet.
Hard Rock Fire Mountain’s grand opening was earlier this month with the ribbon cutting done in front of their new digital displays. The displays by YESCO using Media Resources display technology truly deserves the term spectacular!
When we saw the artist’s rendering, we were blown away by the innovation. Fortunately for us, the fact that it was so innovative was key in the decision to go with Media Resources. After all, with over 50 years of custom signage experience throughout the Americas, who knows more?
The display consists of seven custom built undulating columns using our VISIONiQ 10mm SMD modules. The center column is 46′ 2.3″ high x 5′ 3″ wide (1408p x 160p) with six other columns of decreasing height.
To ensure operation is not compromised by system issues, it was built with VISIONiQ’s industry leading Redundancy Systems.
Since it would be viewed so closely, manufacturing precision had to be extremely tight. All the columns had to match perfectly from the steel supports to the cabinets to the module mounting.
Kudos to the team that came up with this concept. We’re proud to have helped it come to life. It truly is a work of art and a spectacular LED digital display.
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Media Resources was nominated for and awarded recognition from the Centre for Skills on behalf of the Government of Ontario. We are very proud to be recognized for our devotion to our employees’ success and to harbor a supportive community where people can grow and thrive.
Media Resources stands out as a great community partner and employer, and ultimately we have not only seen clients secure opportunities with Media Resources, but also go on to experience a supportive, understanding, and respectful workplace. —Jennifer Vanderbeek, Workforce Development Services
The installation of the Merced Theatre’s new totally digital marquee — in color and with full video — is complete. Never fear, though, its iconic Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture remains untouched.
CK Signs chose Media Resources to manufacture the new digitals because of their extensive experience with high resolution digitals (10mm RGB used here). Their ability to manufacture displays that fit the marquee’s flat and curved sections was also key in the selection.
Another factor was Media Resources’ optional edge-to-edge LED cabinet (no perimeter frame around the image). This enabled CK Signs to mount the displays within the marquee’s original frames for a minimal transition from Art Deco to digital.
CK Sign Services has extensive experience helping corporations maximize signage potential. CK Sign Services is a Minority Owned, Native American owned company, and a Preferred Vendor for the Chickasaw Nation as well as the Choctaw Nation.
Media Resources Inc. is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing digital LED displays, 3D fabrication, large format printing, and sign installation services to the sign and display industry.
Media Resources CEO Jeff Rushton (left) shakes hands with Oakville MP John Oliver (right)John Oliver, Member of Parliament for Oakville, visited Media Resources Inc., an integrated sign manufacturing and services company, and acknowledged a FedDev Ontario contribution of $1.45 million to retrofit its Oakville facility with leading-edge equipment.
As a leader in the sign and display industry in Canada and the United States, Media Resources Inc. provides large format printing, digital LED displays, 3D fabrication and sign installation services to the billboard, advertising, commercial sign, sports and building sectors. The company’s fastest growing area is its Digital Display Division, which manufactures indoor and outdoor digital LED signage.
With FedDev Ontario’s contribution, Media Resources Inc. will scale up this division by acquiring advanced manufacturing equipment and automation technologies for the new facility to support in-house production of the vital components of digital LED displays. Until now, the company has had to source these components from outside of Canada.
With its new fully automated facility, Media Resources Inc. will be able to improve its quality management, reduce costs, meet increased customer demand, and boost market competitiveness as a one-stop manufacturer and service provider of Canadian-made digital LED signage. In addition, at least 16 new full-time jobs will be created in Oakville, and will support skills development and training in the fields of robotics and automation.
“Today’s investment in Media Resources Inc. supports an innovative company to scale up and manufacture essential components right here in Canada. Media Resources Inc. will now be able to incorporate advanced automation technologies that will boost economic growth and create good-paying jobs for Canadians.”
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
“This FedDev Ontario funding represents an important investment in Canadian-made products and services. The Government of Canada is pleased to support Media Resources Inc. as it expands operations, further develops its full-service capabilities, and strengthens the local workforce.”
— John Oliver, Member of Parliament for Oakville
“As a Canadian manufacturing business with very strong growth in export, the stability, quality and competitiveness of our supply chain is critical to our future. Thanks to FedDev Ontario support for this project, Media Resources is able to construct a state of the art LED module production plant in Oakville to replace production currently outsourced to overseas contract manufacturers. Besides protecting Canadian intellectual property, we will employ new technical staff to operate the production system, support our local fabricators and suppliers, and expect an expansion in our business overall.”
— Jeff Rushton, President and CEO, Media Resources Inc.
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After 49 years of service, Wayne Johnston recently retired from Media Resources. We already miss his cheery disposition! Wayne started with Media Resources in 1969 as a bill poster. He said he liked the job “because of the freedom”. Once you leave the shop “you’re on your own.”
Wayne wasn’t always alone though. For some reason local newspapers seemed to follow him around taking photos of him at work, even putting him on the front page back in ’89.
Like the mailman, nothing slowed Wayne until he needed a hip replacement at age 62. Most folks think about retiring at that age but not Wayne. After all, outdoor advertising professionals don’t retire, they just get reposted! In Wayne’s case he was reposted to our Transit Shelter department posting standard bus shelters and 3D “super shelters.”
Wayne stayed with Media Resources for 9 more years, retiring at age 71. Fifty years with one company — that says a lot about the man and the company!
We miss Wayne already and wish him the best in his new posting, retirement.
Last year Woodbury Corporation, a real estate development firm in Utah, contracted with Compass Outdoor to erect, own and operate a digital billboard to promote Woodbury commercial properties. Unfortunately, light intruding into the neighboring subdivision from the display was too bright for its residents.
According to CBS affiliate KUTV, the brightness of the display, particularly at night, was so bothersome to the neighborhood that some people started selling their homes to escape it. “It’s like I moved to Vegas” said homeowner Chris Booth.
Other neighbors tried to fight back by contacting their state senator, some even considering a lawsuit. Though, since everything had been done legally there seemed to be little recourse.
While not legally required to do anything, as good corporate citizens Woodbury and Compass took their complaints to heart and began a search for a solution that would work for all parties. That search led to Canada and light shielding technology developed by Media Resources – SITELINE™.
SITELINE™ technology (patent pending) enables the intended viewers to see the digital billboard image without creating light pollution in adjacent areas, like residential spaces. As CBS reporter Jeremy Harris said on site, “It seems the lights have been turned off, at least from this angle.”
“Night and day difference, literally,” said Lara Huff, who lives near the sign. “I’m really impressed with Woodbury; they really showed a lot of integrity here.”
Even Senator Dan McRay was pleased, saying “They had no legal obligation to change the billboard, and they did it anyway. To go to that extent on behalf of the community, I’m hopeful that other developers will follow this example.”
Now, “Drivers can still see the electronic billboard’s advertisements, but the light is no longer shining on the Bradbury Meadows neighborhood” —Jeremy Harris, KUTV News.
SITELINE™, available exclusively from Media Resources, has been used in numerous light sensitive locations across North America. Media Resources is always innovating towards responsible application of digital LED technology and providing solutions. For more information contact Media Resources: 1-800-667-4554
See the full KUTV story below:
Good Out of Home Advertising creative gets people’s attention and sells product. But is there a way to create even more attention? Of course, just call the folks at Media Resources 3D Fabrication Department! When our client, Astral – Bell Media, asked if we could help CHUM FM’s transit advertising program generate even more attention we were all in. The bright idea – neon augmentation.
We looked at the new faux neon products, but they didn’t have as much pop as the real thing. Plus traditional neon has a certain cachet. Working with Astral Outdoor (a Bell Media property) we installed the neon augmented transit ads at 3 locations around Toronto. The POP could almost be heard!!
Everyone’s drawn to our state-of-the-art 3D printer but as this example shows there’s more then 1 way to liven up a transit shelter. For examples of our previous transit shelter programs check out the projects shown below.
If you have a 3D project you’d like to discuss, transit shelter or otherwise, drop us a line using the form below and we’ll get right back to you.
What do you think a Digital LED Sign retrofit of your business signs could save you? The City of Ottawa expects to save $4 million annually by 2020 because of their LED street light retrofit.
To see if an LED signage retrofit makes sense for your company talk to an expert with experience in all forms of lighting. Media Resources is such a company.
Media Resources offers coast-to-coast coverage and has over 50 years of experience. Our pledge says it all – “Promises Made. Promises Delivered”. We’re happy to say many of our clients have been with us for over 40 years.
Don’t be left in the dark. See how an LED retrofit would benefit your company, fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss.
Earlier this fall the Canadian Football League asked Media Resources if we’d like to run a play at the 106th Grey Cup festivities. As an integrated sign services provider we put our entire team at their disposal: digital LED scoreboards, sign service & installation, grand format printing and 3D fabrication.
For this game our 3D (VISION3D) and installation divisions were selected to play. Our part of the game plan included 3D props ranging from a 6’ long football, giant CFL logo’d helmet, size 186 shoe, goal post, essentially everything in the picture but the players!
The process started with CNC carving out of EPS foam (3D printing not used for this project). Next came hard coating for durability (so the players could sit on the football). Hand airbrushing and vinyl graphics got the pieces ready for kick off. Then we lateraled to our installation and service team in Edmonton to build the walls and mount all the pieces — a Media Resources team effort!
While Media Resources scored big at the Grey Cup the final victory went to the Calgary Stampeders winning 27 to 16 over the Ottawa Redblacks. Congratulations Stampeders!!
If your company is interested in discussing 3D props for your next big game, give the VISION3D team at Media Resources a call!
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Creating an outstanding 3D-printed show-stopping display can do more than just advertise a product. Here at Media Resources our 3D Printing Department was commissioned to build a 13ft bullet structure to help facilitate the voice of a not-for-profit organization hoping to end gun violence in Canada. Despite their modest budget we were able to work out a plan that suited their voice and their wallets.
Our in-house custom 3D fabrication artists constructed a replica of the not-for-profit’s logo out of foam and airbrushed by hand. No details were overlooked – not even the scuff marks!
This project was kept heavily under wraps during production at the request of our client. Of course every employee at Media Resources was happily to oblige until the project went live at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto the morning of November 13th.
If you or your organization has something to say, Media Resources can help you say it. And if your project is a secret, we’ll be sure to say nothing at all.To learn more about the 3D Printing and Custom 3D Fabrication services at Media Resources, visit the 3D Printing section of our website.
Or, fill out the form below and we will be in touch right away!
The views and opinions expressed by our client do not necessarily represent the views of Media Resources, Inc.
The Best of Canada’s Sign Industry Awards honour the top work of sign companies and related organizations across the country, with an expert panel of independent judges selecting the winners. Sign Media Canada and the Sign Association of Canada jointly manage the awards program. At this year’s Sign Expo Canada, Media Resources and partner Clear Channel Outdoor were awarded first place in the Out-of-Home category for the outstanding 3D work done for Fallsview Casino’s “FUN MAGNET” billboard. COO of Media Resources Keith Edwards accepted the award.
Over the years Fallsview Casino has entrusted many Out-of-Home creations to Media Resources. From a 40’ replica of a horse shoe to a 35’ roulette wheel to a full-size helicopter, Media Resources has achieved amazing and award-winning results again and again using 3D props.
As Media Resources 3D Fabrication department has grown (VISION3D), so has its capabilities! State-of-the-art 3D printers, automated 4-axis CNC routers and advanced 3D hotwire systems now work side-by-side with talented hand sculptors and painters enabling Media Resources to create life-like 10’ tall hamburgers, Spider-Man statues, giant 3D letters and more. Apparently, the only limit to their 3D abilities is the client’s imagination!
But Media Resources is more than 3D, in fact for the “FUN MAGNET” award they were also the installers. Sign installation and service is how the company started way back in 1967 and they’ve grown to become the largest sign service and installation company in all of Canada.
In addition to 3D props and installation, Media Resources is one of North Americas premiere manufacturers of digital LED displays and one of Canada’s biggest large format digital printers. Their tag line, “Solutions for the Sign Industry” really does say it all.
If your company wants to find out more about Media Resources’s 3D capabilities or are interested in their other divisions, drop us a line using the form below. We look forward to talking with you!
Earlier in 2018 we were approached about making a giant Paul Bunyan 3D Fabrication as a prop for a major motion picture. The movie was being filmed not far from from our HQ and with our talented 3D Fabrication team and experience in building 3D props and larger than life 3D creations, this was a no-brainer!
We quickly got to work in planning and setting the file for what would ultimately become a 25 foot statue with a 21″3′ statue and a 4’5″ base.
We started by making a much smaller 3D Printed model of what the final product would look like and with a happy client it was time to start building this beast. His head was 3D Printed on our large Massivit 3D Printer and once it was printed we sanded it down, made some fine tuning and fixes and it was time to move him into the paint booth. With his head now done, we moved onto the printing of his two giant hands. One hand would be in a fist and the other hand would be holding a peavey over his shoulder.
While the finishing team worked on Paul’s head and hands, the 3D Foam carving team got to work on his feet, legs, ams and torso. All of these pieces were built in our FROG3D Carver and Mill machines.
This being such a huge undertaking, the project also required our engineers and installation team to work together with the 3D team to plan out the inner supporting structure that would guarantee strength and stability, so a steel frame was built for the inside of the large 3D prop for support.
Back he would go to the finishing department to put some clothes on Mr Bunyan and then the final piecing together and testing of the entire project before we packaged him up and sent him off to the film set.
Once we were happy with the results of the test build Paul was loaded up onto multiple flatbed trucks and our installation team began the job of carefully and meticulously piecing him together for his moment in front of the camera.
Charlotte, NC: Sign World Inc. is now part of Media Resources International. Sign World, the oldest sign installation company in Charlotte combines with previously acquired SignsUnlimited, the second oldest sign installation company in Charlotte, to produce an install power house.
• Average Lead Installer experience is more then 30 years each
• 15,000 sq. ft. facility with 10,000 sq. ft. of interior storage
• 3 acres fenced/secure yard for staging and storage
• 15 service vehicles with cranes up to 100’ reach plus multiple auguring systems
• Proven ability to service, maintain & install any type of sign project in North Carolina, South Carolina and beyond.
Media Resources is the largest sign service company in North America. We are a full-service company with North American based engineering, manufacturing, printing, and installation services.
Other divisions include:
• 3D Fabrication: 3D printing; 3D multi-axis CNC carving; 3D hotwire; 3D hand sculpting
• LED Digital Displays: Interior fine pitch; billboards; electronic message centers; custom & spectaculars
• Large Format Digital Printing
Contact us for more information!
On Friday June 22nd the team at Media Resources helped the Heart & Stroke Foundation with their 2018 fundraising goal of $8 Million Dollars.
The team of 21 Media Resources staff (Plus Candie the Mannequin) managed to raise $2,520.50, which helps the Halton Region get closer to their goal of $195,000.
Check out the photos of our ride and if your company wants to help raise funds for Heart and Stroke and have a fun team event while doing so, go to www.bigbike.ca.
Originally Posted by Rebecca Flores in The Printing News
3D Print Technology was once a far fetched idea. Before the 1980’s, the technology was akin to the flying cars or the cleaning robots the Jetsons promised us. These days, this technology is transforming entire industries and leaving an imprint on our society that can never be unturned.
Don’t take our word for it. Just ask the parents of Lucy Boucher, an infant with medical complications that damaged both of her kidneys. Her father decided to donate his own kidney to her, but the difference in their body size presented a big problem. With the use of 3D technology, doctors created a printed model of Lucy’s infant body to see it could indeed fit a full-grown adult kidney. The surgery was a success. Today, Lucy is a thriving healthy child.
In 2014, Dr. Liu Zhongjun, Director of the Orthopedics Department at Peking University, printed the first vertebra implant for the orthopedic spine surgery of a 12-year-old boy with a rare bone cancer. Once again proving 3D technology is changing the way we think about age-old industries by introducing new possibilities.
But it’s not just the medical world. Students at MIT Media Lab recreated functional musical instruments. There’s also an endless amount of templates online for printing useful household objects, accessories for your car, and almost anything else you can think of. You can even find a guide on how to print a fully-functional SLR camera in 15 hours and for only $30 in parts. But today, many commercial printing business owners are still intimidated by the technology and what it can actually do for them. Even more business owners gawk at the investment in capital a 3D printer requires.
To put it in layman’s terms, 3D printing allows layers of plastic filament to take shape as a print nozzle on an extended arm follows the pattern it’s been programmed to produce. After each layer, the nozzle lifts and repeats the process. The result is the product of these layers.
Scott Schiller, Global Head of Market Development, 3D Printing, at HP Inc. further explained the significance of this technology in today’s world.
“There have been massive advances in technology, economics, and applications that together are rapidly accelerating the path to industrial 3D manufacturing. We’re on the cusp of a 4th Industrial Revolution that will be among the greatest social and economic shifts in modern history. The World Economic Forum recently estimated 3D manufacturing will become a $100 trillion industry over the next 10 years. It’s truly mind-boggling.”
According to Schiller, 3D printing technology isn’t new, but the scope of its potential applications has grown tremendously in just a few years.
Kevin Sykes, President of Massivit North America, also echoed the benefits of investing in 3D manufacturing.
“With the advent of technology, Massivit introduced the Massivit 1800 Flagship 3D printer. We really took the speed of 3D printing to the next level by becoming 10x faster than the former rate,” he said.
In March of 2018, Massivit also introduced the 1500 Exploration 3D Printer, designed to provide a first step into the possibilities of large format 3D printing at an affordable price.
“Other printers use heated material that has to cool before the next layer. We can immediately print the next layer on top of the prior layer without having to wait for it to cool down using UV curing and our proprietary diamond gel technology,” Sykes explained.
As far as how commercial printers can adopt this technology?
“The number one use is adding 3D elements in general. Taking a 2D form like a logo, mascot, brand’s perfume bottle, the M&M characters, or anything like that which would have been a banner or point of purchase material, you can now print the element itself in a 3D form,” he continued.
Another area that customers are finding Massivit 3D printers for is using the printer to create molds, eliminating the the traditional method of stamping out a shape. Thermal forming can be done more cost effectively and neither of these were original applications.
“When you’re creating signage in letters, you’re often limited by how much you can bend the glass on font with certain curvature but with Massivit, you have virtually no limitations at whatever font, whatever thickness, and you can illuminate it from the inside,” added Sykes.
Thursday March 29th, 2018: Oakville, Ontario. Once again, Media Resources has been hired by the Rogers Centre Stadium in Toronto, Ontario to provide printing and advertising signage installation for their 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Season.
While the staff at the Rogers Centre were working diligently to get the domed baseball stadium ready for the March 29th home opener against the New York Yankees, the Media Resources Sign Installation teams were also on site installing dozens and dozens of back lit posters, aisle lit posters and club lit posters.
Media Resources was tasked with printing and installing brand ad new creative from Rogers Centre advertising partners such as Coke, Schneider’s, MLB Network, Pizza Nova, Jays Care Foundation, Sportsnet, TD Bank and The Keg.
Media Resources would like to wish the Toronto Blue Jays the best of luck against the New York Yankees and a successful 2018/2019 Baseball Season.
Thanks to our long time partners with the Rogers Centre and Toronto Blue Jays
Learn more about how Media Resources can help your business with all of your large format digital printing needs at http://www.mediaresources.com/digital-media-services/large-format-digital-printing/
Back in June of 2017 when we announced our grand entry into the world of 3D Printing we couldn’t wait to get to work on this new 3D Printer and see what we could do with it.
Our 3D Technicians and artists started small by printing some generic but interesting items such as pop bottles and perfume bottles, then we moved onto 3D Printing a whale and a number of other things.
When the team was ready, they moved onto something that would challenge them and force them to take on everything that is involved in proper 3D printing, something that had to be built in pieces, hand sanded, bonded together and hand painted.
The team decided to create a lifesized 3D Spiderman
Once the 3D Printing Department decided on their design and downloaded the file it was time to get to work on the next phase, printing the 3D Spiderman.
The 3D Printed Spiderman was done in 8 different pieces
The total printing time for all 8 pieces was approximately 8 hours and it was printed then bonded together using Dimengel.
Once printed the pieces had to be individually hand sanded and treated, then the team put all 8 pieces together and proceeded to hand paint the whole thing.
Finally, they added the finishing touches and our lifesized 3D Printed Spiderman was completed!
When he and his team were looking for someone to build them a decorative 3D Structure for the entrance of the venue, it was Media Resources who was able to deliver on a very tight timeline.
The unique and original design was cut on our hot wire foam cutter at 6’ high, primed sanded and painted gold. The word “PICK” is suspended in the middle of the structure which is designed to look like a 6.
Drake’s team stated “The big Pick 6 logo went over very well, everyone was very happy with it and it was the focal piece of the room with everyone wanting to take photos with it.”
Below are some photos from the venue grand opening as well as some captures right from Drake’s Instagram account.
If you are looking for a 3D Item, be it foam or 3D Printed, Media Resources has the team and the machines to help create your project.
Oakville, Ontario. November 16th, 2017 — Media Resources was recognized for rapid revenue growth, bold innovation and its entrepreneurial spirit with a Technology Fast 50 program award. The Fast 50 program honours 50 Canadian technology companies with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years. Media Resources ranked 45th with 447.44% CAD in revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.
The Technology Fast 50 program winners are made up of public and private companies in the technology sector that share common traits and strengths and have transformed the industry.
Using the same 447.44% CAD revenue growth, Media Resources also ranked 260th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
Media Resources CEO Jeff Rushton, credits the firm’s employees and committed customers for the company’s 447.44% CAD percent revenue growth. Rushton said, “We began developing our new technologies a few years ago. As part of that process we engaged our customers to understand what they were really looking for in today’s products. That combined with a passionate & committed team of employees who sell, manufacture and service the products and an aggressive push across the entire North American market space created the growth we experienced. At the end of the day my business partners and I are very proud to have the team we do, and very appreciative of the support our customer’s continue to provide.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Aequitas NEO Exchange, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, OMERS Ventures and Wellington Financial. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
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About Media Resources
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication, 3D Printing and Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America.
Media Resources was and continues to be, at the forefront of innovation; from the conversion to flex faces in the 1990s, to pioneering large format digital printing, to rethinking trivisions and wall signage, and to the evolution of digital LED signage. Today, with operations nationally and internationally, Media Resources is a recognized leader in providing integrated vertical market solutions and end-to-end services to the sign industry.
From design, fabrication to installation and maintenance, we can be your one source to support your sign installation, printing, custom fabrication and digital LED display needs. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America. We are a full service company with North American based engineering, manufacturing, printing, and installation services, plus additional capabilities based in Asia.
This week the Canadian employment numbers came out, stating that the Canadian economy gained 45,000 jobs in the month of June.
Global National learned that Media Resources has picked up 50 new hires in 2017, bringing our total staff to just over 250.
In this segment, Global’s Eric Sorensen interviews Will Thomson, one of the owners of Media Resources about the economy and the positive effect it has on Media Resources and local employment.
The advertising industry is currently going bonkers over “Fearless Girl”, the installation that went up on Wall Street in New York City, showing the 3D Statue standing fearless before the popular Wall Street charging bull.
The Fearless Girl statue was installed in March in time for a corporate governance symposium on March 7th and International Women’s Day on March 8th by State Street Global Advisors
The execution of Fearless Girl is now one of the most awarded campaigns in history with 4 Grand Prix and 18 Total Lions earned at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
This type of execution has been called “The Future of Advertising” and whether you love or hate it – you might be seeing a lot of creative 3D executions as Creative Directors look to create the next “Fearless Girl”
Well, look no further Creative Directors, Art Directors and Ad Agency Presidents because Media Resources is your Go To partner for 3D Printing and custom fabrications just like the Fearless Girl.
With our new 3D Printing capabilities and our history in the genre we can work with you to build your clients business, increase recognition and of course – win you awards!!!!
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Media Resources Inc. Builds and Installs Canada’s Largest Digital LED Display – Again.
Oakville, Ontario – June 22nd, 2017 – Media Resources Inc, an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has recently completed a build and install of one of the largest single screen LED displays in Canada.
The massive LED display is a stunning three sided curved display that measures 26 feet high and over 188 feet long. The screen can be seen atop the future flagship location of Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario. The project included building a new steel support structure on the heritage building, fabrication of the LED display at the Media Resources headquarters in Oakville, Ontario and installing the display.
Astral Out of Home, the outdoor advertising division of Bell Media selected Media Resources from a number of other companies who all pitched for the RFP in 2016.
Kevin Martens, Director of Construction with Astral Out of Home says, “We selected Media Resources as we felt they were the best company to take the project from concept to completion. We worked with them hand in hand on the design, through to the final installation to meet our deadline. Overall our clients were very satisfied with the impact and overall appearance of the display. Many partners were involved to complete this project on time which required a great team effort by everyone.”
Prior to this LED display, Media Resources also built and installed another of the largest LED displays in Canada at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. The Fallsview sign is 4500 sq. feet, 3 Sided with full motion LED displays and measures up at 130 feet tall by 20 feet wide.
The Yonge and Dundas Digital LED Roof-scape uses a 10mm SMD product having almost 4.7 million pixels and provides advertisers with the ability to display video as well as static images.
Jeff Rushton, Co-Owner, President and CEO of Media Resources states: “We are delighted to have been selected by Astral on this exciting project. Both the technology used in the sign, the size of the display, the curved corner design and the location of the sign all make it one of, if not the landmark digital display in Canada and one of the top displays in the world. As one of the owners of Media Resources, I am most proud of the employees from all of our divisions who came together to engineer, manufacture, and install this world class digital display. We are very proud of the effort they put in.”
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Printing and Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America
June 15th, 2017
Oakville, Ontario – June 15th 2017 – Media Resources Inc., an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has acquired US sign installation, service and restoration Company, Signs Unlimited with headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
This acquisition is a major step in Media Resources’ corporate growth strategy as the company aggressively expand their services in the United States. Already with sales offices in Florida, Charlotte, St Louis and Phoenix, this acquisition, which includes a large facility and a fleet of trucks and cranes makes Media Resources the only sign services company with operations in the Unites States and Canada.
Keith Edwards, one of the founding owners of Media Resources states: “Dennis Taylor is an industry icon and the company he has built in Signs Unlimited is well known for high profile national installs for companies like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Everbank and so many more. I speak for myself and the entire Media Resources team that we are proud to continue Dennis’s legacy with Signs Unlimited”
The merging of these two sign industry giants adds a combined 300 years of industry experience amongst the management teams and 85 combined years of serving the sign industry.
“As I retire I can rest assured that I am placing Signs Unlimited in the very capable hands of Media Resources. From what I have seen in our history of working together, Media Resources has a long and successful history of supporting sign companies with not only installations but with Digital LED, Printing and the exciting new world of 3D Printing”, says Dennis Taylor, the President and Founder of Signs Unlimited.
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication and 3D Printing, Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America
About Signs Unlimited
Founded in 1976, Signs Unlimited specializes in sign installation and service exclusively, including high-rise, freestanding, and building signage. Signs Unlimited specializes in changeover and re-imaging projects of almost any size and scope, often within very brief time frames.
June 12th, 2017
Oakville, Ontario – June 12th, 2017 – Media Resources Inc., an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has expanded their custom 3D fabrication capabilities adding to their long list of service offerings. Now, in addition to custom 3D milling and carving they can now offer full 3D printing on what is the largest 3D Printer in Canada and only the 4th of its kind in North America.
Having been a major supplier to the sign and out of home industry for over 50 years, Media Resources has been offering 3D custom fabrications for over 10 years. Always wanting to stay on top of new technology and innovations, Media Resources started with hand crafting custom creations, moving into 3D Milling and Hot Wire Foam cutting in early 2016. Now in 2017 they have purchased two 3D printers, offering customers the option to print in small or large scale from any 3D digital file, creating state of the art lifelike reproductions of anything you can dream up.
“We have always offered our customers the option of 3D, whether via artistic molding and hand painting or with our 3D Carving machines, now we are very excited to add full 3D printing to our service offerings” says Jeff Rushton, Co-Owner, President and CEO of Media Resources.
Steve Gallow, Co-Owner and Chairman of Media Resources states “The possibilities with 3D Printing are literally endless, we now have the ability to improve upon and add to the services we offer our existing client base while opening the doors to entirely new markets and verticals such as museums, architectural, exhibit companies, entertainment, prop and production companies just to name a few.”
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication and 3D Printing, Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America