Best practices for wall graphics

With the growing trend in bespoke interior decor, I get a lot of customers looking for options for pressure-sensitive wall graphic materials. Their product selection process, however, often does not include the exact details of the surface to which they will be sticking the graphics.

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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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Wide-format Printing: Selecting fabrics for backlit graphics

Many print service providers (PSPs) are working with fabrics today for backlit graphics, while others are still seeking to learn about and enter this high-growth market. Mainstream applications include trade-show booths, museum exhibits, point-of-purchase (POP) retail displays, interior decor, storefronts, etc.

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Colour Management: Developing a RIP-to-roll workflow

The short runs—and even shorter lead times—of today’s wide-format printing market can pose quality challenges for the sign and display graphics industry. To meet these challenges without compromise, sign shops’ operations must evolve to support a completely colour-managed workflow, from raster image processor (RIP) software to digital inkjet printer to roll or rigid media.

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