Improving dye sublimation processes

Anyone who has worked with dye sublimation for the production of soft signage is familiar with stories of trouble managing colours effectively, reducing downtime, and preventing clogged nozzles and broken printheads. Fortunately, the sources of all of these issues can be addressed with the following tips, tricks, and techniques.

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Bringing photography to the public

Each May, an increasingly wide variety of digitally printed wide-format graphics are installed in public spaces throughout Toronto to help expand the reach and visibility of the city’s annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival from indoor galleries to outdoor environments.

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How to choose the right bits

In all computer numerical control (CNC) routing applications, from hobbyists’ one-time projects to mass production lines, the bit selected for the job can make an enormous difference to the results. Choosing the right option can be confusing, but making the optimal decision is worthwhile, as it will help cut down on waste and material costs.

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Improving logistics with IoT devices

Concurrent with the rise of digital signage as a communications medium, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has gone mainstream as a technological approach. Annual worldwide revenues for vendors of complete IoT hardware and software systems are expected to exceed US$470 billion by 2020.

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Guiding shoppers to Edmonton’s new outlet mall

Premium Outlet Collection EIA needed larger-than-life signage to capture consumers’ attention. PM Signs, with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon, was hired for the job, which entailed more than 300 signs in total.

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Modular structures for outdoor displays

The most important goal when designing trade show booths, pop-up stores and product ‘activation’ events is to capture attention and attract walk-up visitors. Marketers spend months and dedicate significant budgets to planning these display structures. One trend that is assisting their efforts is the availability of versatile, outdoor-durable modular structures.

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The importance of audience measurement

When speaking to someone they have never met before, people tend to adjust their choice of words, their tone and even their choice of topics based on the perceived mood, level of interest, patience and age of that person. Often, such traits are immediately perceptible and they function as cues to inform how best to proceed with spoken communications.

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Key concerns in digital fabric printing

The printing of fabrics has seen a revolution in recent years with the advent of digital technology, which has saved significant time, money and labour compared to the days of screenprinting. Today’s large-format dye sublimation presses can meet growing customer demand for the on-demand production of customized soft signage applications, ranging from flags and banners to lightboxes.

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