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August 15, 2017 SignIndustry.com e-Newsletter
Raster Images versus Vector Images - explaining it simply
All electronic art images are divided into one of two core types, raster images (also know as 'bitmaps') and vector images. In a nutshell raster images are composed of connected dots and vectors are images composed of connected lines.
2017 Wide-format Printing Market Roundtable: State of the Industry
What's the current state of the wide-format printing market, and where are we heading as an industry?
Why is Screen Printing Still Relevant in 2017?
A question that has been asked more often in our print technology than any other since the invention of inkjet printers in 1996 is, 'Why is screen printing still relevant?' The answer is...
Eight Ways to Lose the Sale: Inside the mind of a frequently frustrated print buyer
In order to have a successful relationship with your print buyer, there are certain 'dos' to foster a solid partnership. Perhaps more important, however, are the 'don'ts' that should never be forgotten.
Content Neutrality and Signs: The Reed v. Gilbert Decision and the Aftermath
On June 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously agreed that a Gilbert, Arizona sign code violated the First Amendment freedom of speech rights of Rev. Clyde Reed and his Good News Community Church.
Vehicle Wraps: Beyond the Installation
The first time I observed a car getting wrapped was impressive. The car was transformed to a completely different color in one session, then in another session the crew installed graphics, logos and images.
Hershey’s How Sweet It Is: The Eye-Candy of Times Square
In the middle of all its surrounding Times Square spectaculars, billboards and sign edifices, stands the flagship Hershey Times Square, a retail gift store which is a chocolate confectionary paradise that is the center of the chocolate universe.
Finishing Options for Soft Signage and Banners
This article will take a look at some of the finishing options that are currently happening in this arena. More specifically, we will address cutting, sewing or welding as it relates to soft signage and banners (digital graphics printed on a textile or fabric-based material), and to some extent, garments.
Using a Price List Tool
Many businesses rely on a pricing list for their customer bids. This is especially true for new business owners who are learning not only what it takes to be a good printer, but also what it takes to be a good business owner.
Are LEDs Generic? Aren't They All The Same? Simply Put, NO!
Most buyers do not consider or even understand what really makes a creditable long lasting LED package, let alone the manufacturing differences. Let's discuss these differences in a somewhat generic way.
Successful & Stunning Vehicle Wraps: What You Need to Know, Part 2
In Part II of this article, we cover the correct ways of printing and laminating, installation, and delivery of the final product.
Optimizing Art Files For Garment Production
Regardless of the type of garment decorating you do, it is always important to set up and optimize your files properly prior to production, to make sure to get the best possible end product.
Banner Finishing Roundtable 2016
The final stage in a banner's construction is the finishing process, which really determines how and where it will be displayed. That's where many finishing solution choices come into play.
Americans with Disabilities Act: A Quick Review
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits any employer with 15 or more employees from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability. Let's learn the basics together.
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.
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.
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.
There are probably as many different techniques in the use and operation of a neon plant as there are glassblowers, and the only thing that is important is what works best for you.
Digital Textile Inkjet Printing: Current State of Technology
The development of digital textile printing has profoundly affected the design, creation, understanding and use of textiles. In fact, the technology has reached such levels of performance and speed that it no longer is considered as being useful for only sampling and low volume runs.
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.