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SDS/AdamsTech – now distributing Satellite City adhesives

Satellite CityIf all adhesives were equal, it wouldn’t matter which adhesive you use to attach faces to LetterForm® channel letters, but that’s just not the case. Therefore, to facilitate the production of LetterForm channel letters with acrylic faces and ensure maximum performance, we and a few select customers have done the research and testing and found that Satellite City adhesives are among the best adhesives available for our Trimless channel letter application. Better still, SDS/AdamsTech is now a distributor for Satellite City adhesives, making it easy for you to purchase the right adhesive at the same time you order LetterForm coil from us.

SDS/AdamsTech Partners with SignComp

ziptrim imageThe SDS EasyTrimmer has been engineered in exclusive partnership with SignComp to accept their new Zip.Trim product, as well as traditional Jewelite trim cap. SignComp’s new trim cap product is both fast and easy to install and works seamlessly with our SDS EasyTrimmer. The combination of these two products forms an unbeatable solution, offering ease of installation and the ultimate in precision.


(For additional information please call SignComp at 877-784-0404) Read more

ISA 2018

ISA 2018


Once again we are hosting visitors in our huge booth, #5430, on the Orange County Convention Center showroom floor. We invite you to stop by to experience our latest machines in operation and don’t forget to bring your questions! Free pass information will be available soon so check back!

“ISA Sign Expo is the largest gathering of sign and graphics professionals, has the best exhibits offering new technology, and helps sign companies make valuable connections.”





AdamsTech and SDS – Joining Forces


After partnering for more than 20 years, AdamsTech and SDS have joined forces, forming one company: SDS/AdamsTech. Our union will further develop and bring to market innovative machinery for die- and sign-makers. A new manufacturing facility is being developed in Irvine, CA, which will facilitate faster production and delivery of products, and better enable us to develop, test, and introduce new products. The new company will feature SDS machinery, as well as continued sales and service of other products including Cutlite Penta lasers and Delta Diemaking equipment from our office in Boulder, CO.

California manufacturing facility


AdamTech co-founders Mike and Ellen Adams will end their tenure at the helm of AdamsTech, but their expertise will still be available to SDS/AdamsTech on a consulting basis. A new president, Tony Lim, has taken over. Tony has been involved with the sale of SDS products in the Americas for nearly as long as Mike and Ellen. Other key employees who will continue on with SDS/AdamsTech are Connie Adams, James Cross, and John Wiley. Read more

ChannelBender Takes Vegas by Storm

Super ChannelBender XPI’d like to offer my most sincere thanks to those who took the time to visit the SDS/AdamsTech booth at ISA Sign Expo to learn more about our industry leading ChannelBender Series equipment. “What a great show”! Thanks to you and the other many thousands of attendees this year, I’m happy to report that the level of enthusiasm for our products has never been greater! In addition to our still game-changing Trimless channel letter systems, interest in our new Super ChannelBender XP exceeded our expectations. Feedback, so far, indicates that our new Super XP will secure its place as one of the most popular channel letter bending machines in the industry and we couldn’t be happier.

Whether you’re looking for the ability to produce Trimless channel letters, halo lit channel letters or traditional trim cap style letters, our patented machines and materials are capable of producing top quality channel letters with less waste and at lower cost than any of our competitors.

If you require any additional information the AdamsTech team is here for you, as we have been for more than 20 years.

Kind Regards,
James Cross
Product Manager
ChannelBender Series
Office: 303-798-7110, ext. 203
Cell: 303-956-7959



ISA 2017

Once again we’re hosting visitors in our huge booth, #4468, on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center showroom floor. We invite you to stop by to experience our latest machines in operation and don’t forget to bring your questions! Click for a FREE PASS. (Or enter promo code 31098 during registration.)

The “ISA International Sign Expo is the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign and graphics industry… It’s also the best place to get up to speed on important industry issues and the best venue to conduct business.”

AGI Completes Trimless® Bootcamp

pour2Representatives from AGI, Architectural Graphics Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, recently completed the LiquiLetter® Resin Training, which is part of AdamsTech’s Trimless Bootcamp. The Trimless Bootcamp, which is conducted at the AdamsTech headquarters training facility in Boulder, Colorado, also includes advanced training in machine optimization and file preparation geared towards end to end fabrication excellence.

AdamsTech tailors each class to the needs of those attending. Classes can cover the full range of Trimless innovation developed by AdamsTech including channel letter fabrication using LetterBox®, LetterForm® and LiquiLetter® resin processes.

For more information about attending a Trimless® Bootcamp please contact James Cross.

LetterForm® – Now UL Approved

Here at AdamsTech, we are always striving to innovate channel letter fabrication processes, materials and techniques. I want to take this opportunity to share with you some recent updates regarding the evolution and availability of our Trimless® LetterForm® coil, which we are proud to announce is now, officially, a UL recognized component! In response to customer requests stemming from the adoption of our patented Trimless material by several national programs, we are pleased to inform you that LetterForm is in stock and ready for immediate shipment.


  • 37 mm (1-3/8″), 60 mm (2-3/8″) and 100 mm (4″) height
  • Pre-painted in either black or white
  • Currently available in 040″ aluminum
  • Anticipate having polished stainless steel available very shortly

For more information, pricing or to place an order for material, please contact me directly – call my number or respond by email.

2016 ISA Innovation Award

ISA Award Presentation

James Cross, ChannelBender Series Product Manager for North America, receiving a 2016 ISA Innovation Award from ISA Chairman Robert Mattatall (Mattatall Signs Ltd) in recognition of AdamsTech’s LetterForm Trimless return material.

LetterForm is an advanced yet easy to work with return material which saves time and money by eliminating the need to flange, notch and trim cap traditional, face-lit letters. LetterForm allows for the fabrication of a better looking letter that will demand a premium price and is much faster than traditional assembly methods.

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