Vehicle wraps: Designing and protecting specialty film applications

The application of film graphics to cars, buses, trucks, and boats is an increasingly popular strategy for companies looking to reach a wide audience via a moving billboard. As this trend grows, more and more sign shops are receiving orders for these unique applications; however, for some signmakers, there are still many uncertainties with regards to how to best handle these requests.

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How to launch a network

Signs sure are not what they used to be. People have been creating signs since the days of drawings on cave walls and, for many, many generations, this medium of information-sharing did not change much. The messages on signs throughout most of human history have been permanent, fixed, and static.

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Troubleshooting calibration for colour management

In the early days of colour management, vendors of calibration software and devices did not always deliver on their promises of producing better colours with greater predictability. Everyone had different approaches to the emerging field, developing their own ‘secret sauce’ in the hope they could corner the market. Today, however, this is no longer the case. Colour management helps sign companies, print service providers (PSPs), photographers and advertising agencies better control the reproduction of colours from input devices, such as cameras and scanners, to output devices, such as wide-format inkjet printers.

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Wide-format Printing: Boosting profits for dye sublimation

Every sign shop using dye sublimation wants to maximize profits through product decoration, but there are common misconceptions that hinder their efforts. The secret to success is to optimize production efficiency and set prices in line with market demand.

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Digital Signage: Accurately measuring ROI

Before organizations dedicate funds to the design, rollout and maintenance of digital signage networks, it is very important for them to understand how to accurately measure their return on investment (ROI).

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CNC Routing: Choosing the right cutting tools

Once a sign shop has invested in a new computer numerical control (CNC) router, whether for the first time or to replace an earlier machine with a next-generation model, the next step is to ensure in-house operators select the right tooling, based on the specific materials to be cut.

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