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7 Easy Tips & Tricks for Weeding Small Letters & Decals

7 Easy Tips & Tricks for Weeding Small Letters & Decals

If you are not familiar with weeding, it is removing all excess material from any decal or graphics that are cut-to-shape. Weeding small letters and decals can be a difficult task, but learning how to weed small letters and decals is crucial knowledge to have in the sign industry.

Here’s a rundown of our best tips whether you’re looking to take a design to the next level or need a refresher on weeding small letter and decals follow these tips and tricks below.


Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (24)/Comments (0)/
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Branding Businesses with Digital Printing

Branding Businesses with Digital Printing

Janet Smaltz readily admits to being the “J” behind AJ Graphics, a full service shop located in Garden City, Kansas.  Her husband, Andrew, is the “A.”  As Janet notes with a smile, “the A is silent.”
AJ Graphics provides a range of branding and marketing services that includes customized apparel, signage, vehicle graphics, and more.  Smalz started off with a Roland SOLJET® printer and 64-inch CAMM-1 cutter, and she’s been a Roland user ever since.  
Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (43)/Comments (0)/
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Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

Roland DG is delighted to announce that the new TrueVIS VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutter has won 'Best Print & Cut Solution' in the prestigious EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards. The TrueVIS VG2 was launched in March this year and is currently drawing crowds on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10) at FESPA 2019 in Munich, Germany.


Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (98)/Comments (0)/
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History of Vehicle Graphics Infographic

History of Vehicle Graphics Infographic

Business owners, artists, designers, military personnel, racecar drivers, gearheads and other transport owners have been putting graphics on their vehicles since horses were pulling carts. When looking at the history of vehicle graphics, we can see the evolution of graphic design and advertising itself; from the early beginnings of simple company branding on carts, to the impressive car wraps we see today with full-color graphics on cars, trucks, boats, planes and other vehicles. The following infographic leads you on a design journey from paintbrush to printer with fun facts and fascinating data. 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (71)/Comments (0)/
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New Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

New Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

Roland DG is delighted to announce that the new TrueVIS VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutter has won 'Best Print & Cut Solution' in the prestigious EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards. The TrueVIS VG2 was launched in March this year and is currently drawing crowds on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10) at FESPA 2019 in Munich, Germany.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (70)/Comments (0)/
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Cutting Edge Printing Technology Keeps Kamloops Shop on Top of Its Game

Cutting Edge Printing Technology Keeps Kamloops Shop on Top of Its Game

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s been flying for Cameron Hackl ever since he opened The Sign Cellar in Kamloops, British Columbia, in 1990.  Back then, it was a mostly analog world. Today, the digital graphics he designs are spread across products ranging from business cards to boat wraps.  
Monday, May 13, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (89)/Comments (0)/
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Troubleshooting Common Printing Issues

Troubleshooting Common Printing Issues

In a perfect world every print job runs with ease. The same job runs the same the third time as it did the first and second time. In the real world problems arise that have people scratching their heads. During any printing process there can be multiple things that could go wrong. How do you know if the problem is ink, substrate, equipment or a combination of constituents? This article leans toward screen printing; however, some issues and suggestions expand to other printing processes as well. Downtime costs money no matter what printing process you are using. Understanding and locating the problem quickly can minimise downtime and keep the print shop moving forward. Let us look at common issues for suggestions that may be useful in the print shop.
Friday, May 10, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (138)/Comments (0)/
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The Roland Designs and Designers of ISA 2019

The Roland Designs and Designers of ISA 2019

This year’s ISA was a really special one for Roland DGA. In addition to premiering a whole host of industry-changing new large format printing, apparel printing, and product customization machines, we presented a powerfully compelling collection of inspirational new booth graphics and machine output in celebration of our new devices. The quality of prints produced by our machines is definitely something that sets us apart from our competitors at ISA and we received many compliments about the brilliant designs that came off our new TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutter, the new VersaUV LEF2-200 flatbed printer, and the new Texart RT-640M multi-function dye-sublimation printer.


Monday, May 06, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (95)/Comments (0)/
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Hub Labels Grows Business with Color Control Training from Nazdar

Hub Labels Grows Business with Color Control Training from Nazdar

Hub Labels, a label-print shop in Maryland, USA has raised the bar in their ability to serve their customers, thanks to a partnership with Kansas-based ink manufacturer, Nazdar Ink Technologies. With the help of Nazdar's expert color training, Hub Labels has now earned both GMI Certification and G7 Master Qualification, accomplishments that demonstrate the shop's ability to achieve color control across devices and print jobs.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (122)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar Ink to reveal latest innovations at FESPA Global 2019

Nazdar Ink to reveal latest innovations at FESPA Global 2019

Nazdar Ink Technologies will exhibit brand new and established inkjet, screen and flexo inks, as well as examples of its special effects portfolio, at the forthcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2019.


Thursday, April 18, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (150)/Comments (0)/
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