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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 (483)/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 (468)/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 (487)/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 (468)/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 (491)/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 (562)/Comments (0)/
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The Importance of Automated Media Handling as Production Inkjet Technology Gets Increasingly Faster

The Importance of Automated Media Handling as Production Inkjet Technology Gets Increasingly Faster

Throughout the evolution of grand-format digital inkjet technology, we’ve seen quantum leaps in image quality and productivity.
Today’s inkjet printers produce high-definition images at production level speeds. We see it in today’s POP printers, in the high-end market with super high speeds presses, and with single-pass inkjet technology that is revolutionizing the analog to digital transition in the corrugated and package printing space.
Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (540)/Comments (0)/
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Featured Project: Trailer with a 'Tude

Featured Project: Trailer with a 'Tude

This week’s featured project was sent in last year by Ron Kemmel of Kemmel Design in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. He says he spent three months designing this car trailer wrap.


Thursday, March 8, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (500)/Comments (0)/
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Inks for Low Migration Applications

Inks for Low Migration Applications

The manufacturers of ink and substrates for the packaging industry regularly get questions about what "Low Migration" really means. It is Nazdar's hope that this article will help demystify the term and provide basic answers to the following important questions:

  1. How is "Low Migration" defined?
  2. What is migration?
  3. How does an ink designed for low migration applications differ from an ink that meets a specific industry guideline?
Tuesday, March 6, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (528)/Comments (0)/
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Installing Mactac Wall Graphics Video

Installing Mactac Wall Graphics Video

Now that you know the right questions to ask before any wall graphic application, here's how to properly install 3 different types of murals. 

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (556)/Comments (0)/
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