Adams Magnetic and MegaMAG™ Dog Celebrate Superhero Day

Cartoon Megamag - full imageYou might not know this, but April 28th is National Superhero Day.  It’s also one week from the release of a certain Marvel(ous) new superhero blockbuster. It’s quite the time for anyone into comic books, costumes and action heroes.  But it’s also a great time if you need wide format magnet sheet.

That’s because MegaMAG™Dog (aka Adams Magnetic Products) has a little announcement for anyone looking to design large format displays, retail & POP graphics or billboards and signs , but not sure about using magnets.

MegaMAG™ Dog has an offer to first try out the magnetic superpowers found in our wide format magnet sheet. But, in keeping with the theme, we thought we’d share the information in the following comic strip. Continue reading

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4 Must See Solutions for Retail & POP Designers

And they all will be on display at GlobalShop March 23 – 25

Globalshop LogoThe countdown has begun. GlobalShop is just days away, and we’re packing up for three days in Vegas.  It actually feels like we’ll be there a month with all the product samples and sales collateral we packed in the booth.  From magnetic assemblies and neodymium magnets to flexible magnet and magnetic receptive materials, if you are designing retail or POP displays, booth 4147 is the place to be.

Of course, not everyone will be lucky enough to get to GlobalShop.  So, we’ll try to bring GlobalShop to you (at least the Adams booth).  Here are the top 4 magnet products that will be on display during Globalshop.  It’s not quite like being there, but you can still start Continue reading

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MAGbond® Magnetic Receptive Paint Ready for GlobalShop

MAGBond Paint LabelRecently, we’ve been hearing one common request from our retail and POP design customers.  They wanted a magnetic paint that can hold everything from a simple magnet all the way up to our MAGbond® Magnet Media System.  Well, we have good news.  Adams’ now has a magnetic receptive paint that will be on display at our GlobalShop booth 4147.

Our MAGbond® Magnetic Receptive Paint is a latex paint containing finely ground metal shavings that can hold magnet sheets for a variety of applications – Continue reading

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MAGbond® Canvas to be unveiled at SGIA!

MAGBond Canvas Dog

Wide format printers working with hotel, entertainment and hospitality clients know that the opportunities for printing fine art are great if you have the right equipment, and the right materials.

Introducing Adams MAGbond® Canvas, a magnet receptive sheet that delivers art quality print reproduced onto a canvas display that’s easy to install and incredibly simple to update.   It’s just one more reason to come visit the Adams booth at SGIA this November.

Without revealing too much before our big unveiling, here’s a few thing to know about our MAGbond® Canvas: Continue reading

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What is an Industrial Use Magnet?

Industrial Magnet AssemblyFor most people, when they think of a magnet they think of a simple item that sticks to a refrigerator door, or a clasp that holds a piece of jewelry together.

But there is a whole other world of magnets classified for industrial use. In fact, if you look around your home or office you’ll find a wide range of products that were produced or incorporated with an industrial magnet. These include everything from the speakers in your home audio/video system to the sensors in your automobile.

Manufacturers have specific requirements on magnet types, sizes, compositions and strength, depending on use. Among the most frequently used industrial magnets are those made from neodymium and samarium cobalt, also known as rare earth magnets, ceramic (ferrite) magnets, electromagnets and alnico magnets.

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Come See Adams in Las Vegas – and Get a Hug

Hugs SpecialIt’s a moment that comes at almost every trade show. You’ve been on the floor for five or six hours, viewing demonstrations, collecting business cards, and feeling so tired you don’t know if you can take another step.

At times like this, you could use a hug.

When you feel that need coming on in Las Vegas at SGIA, be sure to stop by the Adams booth (#4206). We’ll be giving out hugs for free. Continue reading

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The Magnetic Media Blitz

July 2014 Digital OutputWe knew wide format magnetic signs were an effective way of capturing customers’ attention; now, it seems they have captured the media’s attention as well.

The July 2014 issue of Digital Output magazine features a story by Cassandra Balentine on magnetic and magnetic-receptive media. Adams is proud to be prominently featured in this article, which explores the applications and benefits of these displays, and how they are rapidly gaining notice from a wide range of businesses.

It’s the combination of high-quality media, convenience and re-usability that has helped fuel the popularity of magnetic media and magnetic receptive offerings.

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Flipping Earth’s Magnetic Fields – in IMAX 3D

magnetic worldHow’s this for the plot of a new disaster movie – the earth’s magnetic field begins to weaken, and then flips completely. The result? Flash floods, earthquakes, meteor showers and other natural and cosmic calamities, none of which prevent Tom Cruise from getting his family to safety. Title: Field of Screams.

The idea is less far-fetched than most epic blockbusters – in fact, it may be actually happening right now.

However, unlike our special effects-laden Hollywood version, there is no cause for alarm. The earth’s magnetic field has flipped before and it will flip again. Continue reading

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Magnet Blog: How Magnetic Viewing Film Works

magnetic viewing paperMagnetic viewing film (also called magnetic viewing paper) is made of millions of tiny magnetic flakes suspended in clear oil.  This oil is then sandwiched between two sheets of plastic.  The magnetic viewing film can then be used to “see” the pattern of magnetization.

When a magnet is placed under the viewing film, the tiny metal flakes respond to the magnetic field, forming shapes similar to the pattern of magnetization.  The white line(s) show the separation between the north and south poles of the magnet.  Add a ruler to the equation and you can measure poles per inch. Continue reading

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Magnet Blog: What You Need to Know About Gauss

gausscalcimage.134454Many companies that work with magnets in manufacturing use the term ‘gauss’ every day.

Some may not know that the term has its origins in the work of a German mathematician named Carl Friedrich Gauss, who used mathematical principles to measure magnetism. Of course, you could probably get by without that particular trivia nugget.  It’s more important to know what ‘gauss’ actually refers to, and what it does not mean.  Surprisingly it is still an often misunderstood term, even among companies that rely on magnetic components. Continue reading

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