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Optimal LED Illumination Practices

By: John BaylisLED illumination has progressed substantially as a sign lighting media, and is now generally regarded as the primary illumination product for channel letter signage. However, LED must be configured and installed properly to generate optimal channel letter illumination. This article details some of the “best practices” associated with the use and placement of […]

Nick Tupi

The entire Pioneer Supply Family would like to bid a fond farewell and a happy Retirement to Nick Tupi! Nick has served Pioneer Supply for 40 years and has become a beloved member of the Pittsburgh branch. Have a wonderful retirement Nick!  

Holiday Closings

Pioneer Supply Company Offices will be closed December 25, 28,29 and January 1 to spend time with our families and to count our end of the year inventory.

Magnetic Media

By: Chris and Kathi Morrison   Do you own a digital printer? A vinyl cutter? Lettering brushes? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have the potential to produce one of the most demanded products in the sign industry – to the above, simply add magnetic media to produce magnetic vehicle and […]

Analyzing the LED Module Market

by: J. Bryan Vincent Well, here we are. When I was asked to write an article on LED channel letter modules, I thought to myself, what else is there to really write about that hasn’t been said? I began to reflect on my 15 years manufacturing sign modules and the massive changes that I have witnessed […]

LEDs: Illuminating an energy-efficient future

By: Chris and Kathi Morrison That futurists say LEDs are the light of the 21st century presents an interesting question because, even though LEDs have proved reasonably successful, hi-tech diviners must also regard other neophyte technologies, especially in the province of solid-state lighting (SSL). That is, aren’t organic LEDs (OLED) and polymer LEDs (PLED) presently […]

How to create a wrap checklist that’s perfect for your shop

by: Charity Jacklson In our shop we use a Vehicle Wrap Checklist to guide us through the wrapping process. It’s intended to be a sales tool to aid in efficiency and very useful in gathering needed information and avoiding missteps with any vehicle wrap job. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what we’ve included in our checklist […]

Lighting Sign Cabinets in the 21st Century

By: Ron Farmer   Fluorescent History Twelve years ago, sign cabinets were predominately illuminated just one way—with fluorescent lamps. There were some exceptions, like HID lamps with baffles, but most sign guys used fluorescent lamps. The process was well understood and the standards were agreed upon by most in the sign business. One row of […]

Entry-Level Wide-Format Printers

by: Bill Schiffner If you are new to the wide-format business and are in the market for an entry-level wide-format printer for your shop, there are a number of questions you must first ask yourself and some criteria that must be met to ensure that any new machine you choose will be a good fit […]