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August 3, 2015 SignIndustry.com e-Newsletter
Uncorking the Bottleneck: Managing Capacity
Any print business, regardless of size, has to effectively manage the volume of work that comes into its shop, and juggle the various resources to deal with any changes in that volume.
Factors Impacting Vinyl Removal, Part I
Learning what vinyl film is, the impact that the environment and the surface finish has on vinyl are all factors that will help you deal with the ultimate need to remove vinyl graphics.
2D Digital Printing to 3D Additive Manufacturing: Add a New Dimension?
In addition to print providers, manufacturers and distributors that have been associated with 2D digital inkjet printing have been expanding their interests to include 3D digital print.
Cast vs. Calendered Vinyl Films
Learn the differences and why to use the right vinyl in the right application. A quick read through this article will help you understand all the ins and outs of calendered and cast vinyl.
The Solution for Printing More
The most logical way to increase the return on a heat press investment is to increase production speed. Add to that the versatility of a heat press and heat-applied graphics present many ways for apparel decorators to take their business to the next level.
Color and Luminance Uniformity Correction for LED Video Screens
LED video screens are amazing. They are bright enough to see in broad daylight; they can stand up to severe weather conditions, they last almost forever, and they consume far less power than CRT technology. If only they weren’t so blotchy! This article explains the causes of luminance and color non-uniformity in LED screens, and what screen manufacturers can and are doing to fix these problems.
Traditional Die Cutting Versus Digital Die Cutting
With increasing demand comes the growing need for better and faster technology in all sectors of the trade. This includes die cutting, a constantly evolving finishing technique that relies heavily on its relevance in the field.
Media Facades: High-Tech Digital Building Wraps
Now with LED video screens comes the outdoor advertising impulse to create the ultimate building wrap, a media facade, which is an LED video screen that completely covers the front of a building and presents a kaleidoscope of imagery that dances across the building.
Dynamic Digital Signage: Unlocking the Profit Secrets
Whether you are a small sign shop with a single roll printer, or a large sign shop making electrical signs, the profit secrets regarding dynamic digital signage (DDS) are the same. There is no doubt in my mind that DDS displays are, in fact, signs, and if we (as an industry) don't stake our rightful claim, we will miss this exciting opportunity.
The Story Of A Country Sign Painter
Been there and done that. And thus begins the story of Johnny Berg...
Want to Become a Lenticular Printer? Just do it!
For both sign makers and wide format printers, lenticular can be a valuable differentiator, an additional value-added service and best of all, a profit generator.
The Next Step Is Implementation
What stops the implementation from succeeding? What are the factors needed to keep the process going? Who succeeds and who fails? Let's review the process and find out.
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.
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.
New Mexico Neon on Route 66
Sign makers are getting their kicks restoring vintage neon signs along New Mexico’s portion of Route 66.
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.
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.
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.