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SGIA Market Research: Digital Printing Set to Grow in Packaging

SGIA Market Research: Digital Printing Set to Grow in Packaging

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and market research firm Keypoint Intelligence recently surveyed 147 North American packaging converters to learn where the market is now in its adoption of digital print technology for packaging and to gain insight into its future.
Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (578)/Comments (0)/
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The Sussex Sign Company sees no reason to change from Nazdar Inks

The Sussex Sign Company sees no reason to change from Nazdar Inks

The Sussex Sign Company, based in Brighton, provides a comprehensive range of professional graphic design facilities, signage and vehicle livery products. The company was formed in 1995 and has established an excellent reputation for quality, reliability and professionalism that extends throughout the south.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (673)/Comments (0)/
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Dye Sub Printers: Creation with Sublimation

Dye Sub Printers: Creation with Sublimation

Most sign industry professionals are already familiar with screen printing and digital printing to some extent, but may not be fully up to speed on the ins and outs of the dye-sublimation printing process.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (526)/Comments (0)/
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Specialty Printing Moves Toward the Mainstream

Specialty Printing Moves Toward the Mainstream

Michael Johnson, VP of Marketing for Nazdar Source One, a distributor to the wide-format printing market, talks to Richard Romano at last month’s ISA Sign Expo about the business opportunities and profitability potential in specialty printing—printing on water bottles and other kinds of promotional materials.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/
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Cold Weather Installation

Cold Weather Installation

The winter months and colder temperatures create a multitude of problems for vinyl installers. Therefore it is important that we explain some of the physical characteristics of both the film and the substrate that are affected by these colder temperatures.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (507)/Comments (0)/
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How to Avoid Screen Pinholes

How to Avoid Screen Pinholes

Screen printers face a variety challenges, but there is a solution for every issue; you just have to know where to look.
Pinholes represent a common screen-printing issue. They are a stencil defect that reduces production efficiency and print quality. These imperfections in the stencil are tiny, transparent dots that appear in the screens after exposure. Printers who battle pinholes spend more time and money trying to complete a job.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (493)/Comments (0)/
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Flexpress buys EFI Pro 16h LED Hybrid Wide-Format Printer

Flexpress buys EFI Pro 16h LED Hybrid Wide-Format Printer

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced that Flexpress has purchased an EFI Pro 16h LED hybrid flatbed/roll inkjet printer from authorized EFI distributor Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
With its new acquisition, the Dallas-based digital printing company can broaden its local and national customer base by offering a much greater range of high-quality signage and graphics work.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (511)/Comments (0)/
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What adjustments should I make when installing graphics in colder weather?

What adjustments should I make when installing graphics in colder weather?

As we start to experience a fluctuation in our weather as spring arrives, it's important to understand how to take care of your graphics when the temperature drops. Pressure-sensitive vinyl is certainly not immune to the drops in temperature. Most adhesives have an application range from approximately 50° to 80°Fahrenheit. (Be sure to check product performance guides for exact installation range for specific products.) This temperature range refers not only to the ambient temperature but also to the temperature of the substrate. If the temperature is too cold, the adhesive on the graphic will not stick. The film itself may also become stiff and difficult to work with. Some films can even become brittle and will crack if they are too cold.

Monday, April 2, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/
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ISA Sign Expo 2018: Do More With Less

ISA Sign Expo 2018: Do More With Less

Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center played host to more than 20,000 attendees and almost 600 exhibitors across 221,000 square feet at the ISA Sign Expo March 22-24. The event caters to sign shops as well as wide-format print service providers – and those who straddle the line between both of those worlds. And perhaps those who straddle that line are the perfect illustration of what we heard repeated at the show: how can you do more with what you already have? 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (516)/Comments (0)/
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Growing the Dream at Vivas Banners

Growing the Dream at Vivas Banners

Luis Vivas, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, California-based Vivas Banners, started his business in 2012 from his apartment with a laptop and a dream.  Today, he and his seven employees work in a 3,000 square-foot facility, serving A-list clients that include Lucas Film, Facebook, Nike, Nissan, The Gap, and Google.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (592)/Comments (0)/
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