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King of the Castle

King of the Castle

What would life in the US look like if World War II had ended differently? That question sets the stage for Amazon’s streaming series “The Man in the High Castle,” which will air its third season in October. Based on a book of the same name by Philip K. Dick, the show explores America in the 1960s with the Axis in power. The series’ production designer called upon SagaBoy Productions to craft signage and graphics to transport viewers to an alternate reality.


Friday, August 24, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
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A-to-Z of Printing: Printing on Notepads

A-to-Z of Printing: Printing on Notepads

Notepads are the kind of everyday items that mean so much more when they have a personal logo, message or piece of personal artwork on them. They are inexpensive items that are readily-available from retail and internet sources. Due to their availability and price, customizing notepads, notebooks, sketchbook, organizers and other personal stationery is an easy-win for graphic customization experts.   
Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (471)/Comments (0)/
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Roland printer cutter gets Rage Designs back to racing roots

Roland printer cutter gets Rage Designs back to racing roots

Rage Designs has a solid reputation as a producer of incredible custom bodywork and helmet graphics for motorcycle racers, but it says its newly installed Roland printer/cutter will see it return to its roots in the fan community.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (572)/Comments (0)/
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A Designer’s Guide to ADA Sign Compliance

A Designer’s Guide to ADA Sign Compliance

If you’re designing signs and graphics that identify a room or space in hotels, restaurants, offices, schools and other buildings, there are strict ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) rules and regulations to ensure correct building compliancy. 

Strict regulation means that designers cannot merely estimate the size of the domes (dots) on Braille or guess the correct spaces between lettering and images. The rules have been introduced to ensure that people with disabilities have a consistent and easy-to-follow experience when navigating buildings. 

Friday, August 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (909)/Comments (0)/
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Checking Out the Screen Scene

Checking Out the Screen Scene

Screen printing has been around for ages and ages. For years in the signage industry, screen printing was the go-to technology for oversized printing, and especially for high-volume jobs. But screen printing seems to have fallen somewhat out of favor among sign shops as digital inkjet technology has become more efficient and more accessible to smaller businesses. Although most sign shops today have their own inkjet printers in-house, many choose to farm out long-run jobs to screen print houses when needed.
Monday, August 6, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (515)/Comments (0)/
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Growing Fast with the Roland LEF-20

Growing Fast with the Roland LEF-20

Korie and Ben Laskowski make starting a business look like, well, child’s play.  Their shop, Pretty in Polka Dots in Madisonville, Kentucky, offers custom-printed wooden products. 
At first, Korie and Ben were customizing with cut vinyl they applied by hand. As their business grew, they outsourced production.  “Outsourcing worked, but it was expensive and took time,” said Ben. “We needed our own production capability.”
Ben researched their options extensively before selecting Roland’s LEF-20 benchtop UV flatbed printer. “The LEF was the logical choice,” he said.  “Its size, quality and price point are perfect for our business.”
Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
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Big Opportunities in Wide Format = Growth

Big Opportunities in Wide Format = Growth

Smart printers are adding wide-format applications to grow sales with existing customers, strengthen customer relationships and generate additional revenues. They’re also investing in wide-format devices to expand growth, improve efficiency and add capacity.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/
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Caring for Your Vehicle Wrap in Hot Weather

Caring for Your Vehicle Wrap in Hot Weather

Summer months are known for having the longest and hottest days of the year. During this time, the amount of UV exposure increases significantly. An extended amount of UV exposure is the greatest enemy to your vehicle wrap. In these hot weather months, your vehicle is going to be susceptible to damage caused by environmental factors. Protect your investment from damage by following the steps below:

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (479)/Comments (0)/
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UV Printing Yields Outside-the-Box Solutions that Improve Margins

UV Printing Yields Outside-the-Box Solutions that Improve Margins

Thinking outside the box has always paid off for Alvaro Rodriguez.  So, when he opened his own business, he chose UV flatbed technology to achieve a competitive edge.  “Other shops had solvent printers, and some had UV capabilities, but those operations weren’t using the white ink to their advantage.  I saw an opportunity,” said Rodriguez.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (568)/Comments (0)/
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A-to-Z of Printing: Print on Metal

A-to-Z of Printing: Print on Metal

Applying decals or vinyl wrapping metal items used to be the only choice for graphics experts who wanted to customize metal. Today, we have a lot more choice with Roland VersaUV flatbeds, Texart dye-sublimation printers, and MPX-95 impact printers that offer a myriad of sophisticated finishes and personalization results.
Thursday, July 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/
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