Category: Blogs

She Bends: Women In Neon

She Bends features up to 32 woman benders from around the world. These female artists were picked by neon artist Meryl Pataky for their tube-bending skills and their passion for the medium. Check out the photos from the event! Ventex Technology was proud to power various signs from the event. Photo and Video by Brian…

Your Guide On How To Use Electronic Transformers

By Morgan Crook, General Manager and Tech. Support of Ventex Technology  A Result of Many Years of Technical Support Calls Electronic transformers are NOT direct substitutes for magnetic transformers. While they have gotten much better since their introduction decades ago and we appreciate their lower cost, smaller profiles and lighter weight, there are many situations…

Inside the Neon Shop: John Anderson & Mega Volt

By Kayla Kling, Content Specialist Morgan Crook, Ventex’s General Manager and Tech Support, and I had the opportunity to visit John Anderson at his shop, Mega Volt Inc., to talk about the neon industry, what keeps bringing people back to neon and more. ATX Marks the Spot Mega Volt, nestled on the north side of…

Igniting Interest in Signage

By Kayla Kling, Content Specialist Husband-wife team Jude Cook and Monica Hay Cook welcomed visitors to the recent grand opening of their Ignite Sign Art Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Held in conjunction with Tucson Modernism Week, the event celebrated historic signage brought back to life from Tucson and across the U.S. It also featured a…

Neon Notions: Jude Cook’s Quest to Restore Neon

By Kayla Kling, Content Specialist Earlier this year at the ISA Sign Expo, I got a chance to meet Jude Cook, owner of Cook & Company Sign Makers, a sign shop located in Tucson, Arizona. While getting to know him, he couldn’t help but talk about his passion for neon and the sign business, including…

Magnetic Neon Transformers: Ventex vs. Competition

Morgan Crook, general manager of Ventex Technology, compares the most common magnetic neon transformers available on the market, including those from competitors. Watch as he: Deconstructs the transformers Points out the differences in construction and quality What that means for installing and servicing neon

Neon Benders Pi Party in Brooklyn

By Kayla Kling, Content Specialist On September 8, over 30 neon benders gathered in Brooklyn to bend neon numbers, which hasn’t happened in 20-something years. It all started with Joey Gerhart, a tube-bender based out of Birmingham, Alabama, who wanted to display neon color options to clients in a unique way. He ultimately decided on…

5 Things You Need to Know About Toggle Switches

Any neon installer or technician can vouch that time and work saved in the field can be a game-changer. We can help you accomplish this with our toggle switch and its accessories. Our Toggle Switch: Has leads that are about 10” long, which makes for easy installation Features hand-soldered connections – not crimped – for…

Neon Notions: Reminiscing with Neon

By Kayla Kling, Content Specialist Let me introduce myself: I’m the latest addition to the Ventex Technology team. I came from a solar panel background, so science and technology are not a foreign concept to me. That being said, as someone new to the neon industry, I’m devouring as much information as I can (I’m…