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Preparing Art Files for Digital Printing
Any great print starts with the artwork. The first step a decorator must take when getting into the business of imprinting apparel is figuring out where the artwork will come from and the proper procedures for converting that art into a format that can be used by the chosen output device.

School District Gets High Marks for Exterior Sign Upgrades
LED displays effectively and quickly communicate to constituents

The Shapes of Things to Come: Direct-to-Object Printing Bridges the Gap Between Industrial and Commercial
Last June, Rochester, New York, hosted the 16th Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. The week-long event drew more than 205,000 music aficionados from around the world to hear 1,500 artists at 19 venues around the city.

The Future of White Collar Jobs: Will White Collars Be Replaced with Automation?
The future can be a scary thing to behold, especially for businesses. Competition, economic situations, and screening, hiring, and training employees adds pressure to an already chaotic environment.

Who's Getting Into Packaging? The opportunity may be bigger than you might think!
Have you considered getting into the package printing business? If so, you're not alone. Today, many digitally savvy, color- proficient printing businesses are seeking to profit from the growing demand for shorter runs of customized labels, folding cartons, corrugated boxes and flexible packaging.

Is Your CNC Router Still Fit for Purpose?
While the older machine may still work just fine, it may be time for an upgrade, just the same.

How to Properly Prepare Screen Printing Art Files
No matter what type of printing process you use to screen print, one of the greatest factors that will determine how good that print turns out is the artwork.

Gilding: Time-tested Tips from Modern-day Pros.
Gilding is an ancient art that dates back to Egyptian times.

Frame It: The Uncovering of the Framing Segment of the Sign Industry
Businesses who are getting involved in wide-format banner framing are discovering a niche with a demand that needs to be filled. This segment of the industry provides an opportunity for sign professionals to diversify their businesses while offering customers a unique choice in sign products.

Vinyl Techniques: Preparing the Surface
Neglecting to properly prepare the surface of a substrate could cause vinyl failure. Don’t make this mistake!

Choosing the Right Vendor
Making sure you align your company with vendor partners who will assist you in integrating their new product/service offering long-term are crucial to your success.

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.

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.

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.


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Why Commit To A Modular Sign System?
By choosing a preferred sign system and using it regularly, you become even more expert at designing and manufacturing signs. You and/or your shop will work more efficiently, lower your labor costs, make effective use of inventory, and begin to recognize potential applications for a variety of different jobs. You’ll even save time and increase your chances for additional sales.

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