Creating an Online Presence

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A Toast to a Successful Install

A liquor store gets a signage makeover

Mécanique Technique

The rise of a robot sign

Wasatch SoftRIP and The Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam

Printing artwork for the ceiling of The Rotterdam Market.

Safety Advice: Using a Bucket Truck

Five golden tips to remember when using a bucket truck.

Safety Advice: Using a Crane

Ten tips to ensure safely working a sign crane.

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August 01, 2014
Heat Transfer Warehouse Holds Expo in Seattle
Heat Transfer Warehouse is excited to announce that they will be holding an Expo in Seattle, Washington on Friday, November 14 between 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to give customers, friends, family, and local businesses the chance to get hands on experience of the products and custom services they provide. This is an open...
August 01, 2014
Interlam Pro Laminates Designated UV Print...
Interlam Pro, Drytac®’s premier line of pressure sensitive laminating films, has been designated compatible for direct application to UV printed output. These films are excellent multi-purpose overlaminates that have a pressure sensitive aqueous acrylic adhesive and UV stabilizers to prevent discoloration and...
August 01, 2014
Channel Letters: Raceway vs. Wireway
Flush mounting is the most common mounting type for front-lit channel letters. But there are two other possibilities. Channel letter signs may also be mounted to either a raceway or a wireway. A raceway is a rectangular sign mounting structure that also serves as an enclosure for both signage electrical...
July 31, 2014
Kodak Professional Matte Photo Paper Honored with...
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Matte / 230g was chosen as the winner in the Matte Paper category by a panel of judges in Professional Photographer magazine's annual Hot One Awards, which recognize the "hottest" and most innovative products of the year. The judging panel is made up of independent...

July 30, 2014
Hingst’s Sign Post: Plotter Cutting Tips
Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes, “VinylEfx®  and EZ Erase™ vinyl films cut as easily as most  glossy, white calendered vinyls. For best cutting results, use a sharp 45° blade at slow cutting speeds with swivel type of cutters. Optimal cutting pressures vary depending on plotter...
July 30, 2014
Creating an Online Presence
When he started as a Web-based business, Sean Wigand was able to draw on his experience and success with other e-commerce sites. He uses social media as a promotional tool, but the site is the focal point for engaging consumers and converting them into customers. “The key online is making sure...
July 30, 2014
New LED Video Display to Keep University Students...
Anyone passing Chestnut Square will be notice two new LED video displays as Daktronics, Inc., of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with AGS of Exton, Pennsylvania, to provide the equipment for Drexel University. The displays will be installed at the end of the summer to capture the attention of students and that...
July 29, 2014
Epson Now Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sublimation...
Epson America announced the Epson® SureColor® F7170 64-inch production dye-sublimation printer is now shipping. The SureColor F7170 joins the complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and integrates true roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability, and...
July 29, 2014
Twenty-Eight Graphics Installers Achieve Avery...
Avery Dennison today announced that twenty-eight graphic installers have achieved Avery Dennison® Car Wrap Certification in the U.S. and Canada, in 2014. The certification is a two-part test that includes a written exam and hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration. "Avery Dennison certified installers pass...
July 29, 2014
Essentra Specialty Tapes Introduces New Duraco® Red...
Essentra Specialty Tapes (formerly Duraco Inc. and Duraco Express) introduces its new versatile double-sided clear film tape, Duraco Red. This new family of premium tapes was developed as an ideal solution for: 1. Permanent bonding, especially in hard-to-adhere applications, such as UV coated materials.2. Accurate...
July 29, 2014
Onyx Graphics Releases ONYX 11.1 Software
Onyx Graphics, Inc., a leader in wide format digital printing workflow solutions, announced the release of ONYX 11.1 software. This release adds six new features to the 21 enhancements of ONYX 11.0 software to further streamline wide format workflow for professional print service providers. ONYX 11.1 software is...
July 29, 2014
MaxLite’s New LED Utility Wraps Series
MaxLite unveils the DesignLights Consortium (DLC)-qualified LED Utility Wraps Series as an energy-efficient lighting solution that meets the latest building and safety codes for retailers. Available in a newly simplified line-up of eight basic models, the LED fixtures qualify for rebates of up to $.50 per...

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