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Swim With or Against the Alligators?
Healthier competitiveness through superior processing techniques and efficiency

The Case for Color Management
Color management for digitally printed textiles may be more complex than you're used to. Doing it right can also save you time and money.

Stressless Distressed: Creating Your Own Distressed Graphic Files
This article is all about creating easy-to-use distressed pattern files to add some pizzazz to your graphics. Nothing fancy, just solid technique. If you have ever bought a distressed pattern, you are going to wonder why you wasted your money after you read this. Creating your own gives you the control, but also puts your creative spin on the design aesthetic.

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.

Invasion of the Moratoriums
Sign moratoriums are ordinances that temporarily restrict usage of a particular area. This allows a municipality to study potential effects and establish new or revised regulations.

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.

Air Supplies
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.

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.

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.


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Interior & Exterior Architectural Sign Systems from Clarke Systems
A sign system contains most, if not all, of the buliding blocks you'll need for everything from a single sign to a comprehensive identity or wayfinding program. Simple. Versatile. Comprehensive.

EstiMate Sign Pricing Software: Sign Estimating & Business Management Made Easy
Get the tools you need to determine what you need to make in order to cover your costs and achieve your profit goals, then making sure every single job is priced to meet your target – all the while giving you professional printed, faxed or emailed estimates that you can have in your customer's hand literally minutes after getting the job specs. Click for more info.

3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 Welcomes Bold New Color Additions
Ignite creativity and kindle inspiration behind exceptional wrap designs. Ten new colors, including Gloss Flip Deep Space, Satin Vampire Red, Gloss Flip Psychedelic and more, bring the 3M collection to 98 colors and finishes. This high-performance film needs no printing or overlaminate, so it’s ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.

New Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, a new online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. Their limited availability ‘Early-Bird’ pricing gives you a year membership for just $49 – click above to take advantage.

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