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Rivets - Two 'Right' Ways
I've installed vinyl over millions of rivets, and I've tried every technique and tool imaginable. Here are the two ways I have found to be the best possible methods.

Screenprinting 101 Part II
These articles are written with the beginner in mind, many times there are several answers to the same problem. In this format, the answer comes from my years of experience in the screenpriting industry both as an equipment manufacturer and first and foremost, a screenprinter. The information presented in these articles is general in scope and written with these basics in mind.

Workflow - It's All About Your Business
As a digital graphics printer, the key to profitability is a productive workflow. Keeping your equipment and operators productive is a requirement that directly affects your bottom line.

Vehicle Wrapping Contracts 101
: Wrapping vehicles without a signed contract that spells out what the customer should expect - and shouldn't expect - from your sign shop is a mistake that could cost you. Find out how to avoid liabilities with a solid contract.

Interactive Media Industry Trends for 2015
Energizing the static display with increased interactive marketing reach to customers.

Fitting a Round Sign into a Square Code
If sign codes were easy to comply with, every sign created would have to be square, with perfect symmetry, and have a message that never changed.

The State of Digital Die-Cutting/Digital Finishing for Wide- and Grand-Format Print in 2014
Oh how the market has grown and changed to accommodate varying needs and wants in the digital finishing and cutting shops. Read on to see the most current trends.

New Mexico Neon on Route 66
Sign makers are getting their kicks restoring vintage neon signs along New Mexico’s portion of Route 66.

Stay Ahead with Accurate Sign Estimating Using Advanced Technologies
Submitting the winning bid for sign projects is more challenging today than ever before. Click for some insider perspectives on optimizing your company efficiency with estimating.

A Look at Dye Sublimation
Dye sublimation transfer printing has established itself as the preferred technique for printing polyester woven and knitted fabrics in the apparel and home decoration markets.

Digital 3D Enhancement Printing
Whether with a wax seal, embossed image or raised type, throughout much of history, adding dimension to documents has increased their perceived value and importance.

Making Big Decisions: Will Doing Nothing Destroy Your Business?
When does doing nothing okay and when is it not? Endeavour to acquire enough quantitative and qualitative date to know your options and their consequences in order to make the best decisions.

Onshoring, The Next American Apparel Revolution?
The local option needs to be automated enough to be efficient and price competitive versus other options from other places.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
Double-lock stitching increases the durability and improves the appearance of the banner. It is just the most time consuming method. Find out when the time investment is worth the durability payoff.

Interactive Media Industry Trends for 2015
Energizing the static display with increased interactive marketing reach to customers.

LED Maintenance Thoughts - Opening up a new business model that will make your customer happy and keep you in the service business.
With the almost total acceptance of LED for channel letters and increasing use of dedicated modules for cabinet lighting, our industry has to look at the long term effects of such a liability free product.

Trends and Innovations in Cutting and Routing Technology
Output providers continue to look for new cutting, routing and finishing solutions to help them provide the latest products and services to meet their clients' needs.

National WW I Museum: Signs That Narrate Its Remembrance
The National World War I Museum was created as a monument to both honor the history of that war and also as a monument to the Americans and Europeans who fought and died in WW I.


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NEW Flexible Substrate Optimized for use with LEDs
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