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After the Print: Breaking the Logjam in Finishing

After the Print: Breaking the Logjam in Finishing

As the bottleneck in many high-volume graphics shops moves downstream from order processing and the print room, progressive shop owners are rethinking procedures and technology investments to keep work flowing.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (923)/Comments (0)/
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Why Laminate? Use Clears Instead!

Why Laminate? Use Clears Instead!

Nazdar Clears can help. With a Nazdar Clear, you can print the clear only where it is needed, no matter how large or small the area. Whether you want a full coating or a small section of the graphic highlighted, Nazdar Clears make it simple.

And the best part, Nazdar Clears are typically 20% to 30% cheaper than a laminate on a square foot to square foot comparison.

The following are a few Nazdar inks that can eliminate the need for laminate sheets:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1067)/Comments (0)/
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You Might Be a Print Person If…

You Might Be a Print Person If…

What makes someone a print person? The Roland team thinks they might have an idea....

Monday, May 9, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1827)/Comments (0)/
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Stencilmaking in the Age of CTS

Stencilmaking in the Age of CTS

Computer-to-screen imaging systems have helped screen printing to remain relevant as inkjet technology has progressed, but they require a different mindset in stencilmaking for best results.


Thursday, May 5, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1068)/Comments (0)/
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5 Key Factors When Selecting a Banner Substrate

5 Key Factors When Selecting a Banner Substrate

Banner is considered the bread and butter of a sign shop. There is a wide selection of banner in the market that can make your choice overwhelming depending on what the job requires. Let’s take a look at five key factors of banner material that should be considered and what types of questions you should ask yourself when making a decision about which banner substrate to select.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1035)/Comments (0)/
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NAZDAR TIP - Ink Bag RFID Chip Installation

NAZDAR TIP - Ink Bag RFID Chip Installation

An RFID Chip comes in each box of 702 and 703 UV Inkjet Series inks. The chip is required in order to communicate with the printer that the correct bag is in place, which will allow the device to print. With OEM inks, the chip is in the nozzle; however, for proprietary reasons, Nazdar has included a separate RFID chip that must be placed with each new bag of ink installed in the printer.
Friday, April 29, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1025)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar Tech Tip - Safety & Handling of UV Ink

Nazdar Tech Tip - Safety & Handling of UV Ink

Under normal usage conditions these inks should pose no significant health hazard. However, no long history of safe use, as yet, has been determined. Consequently, Nazdar recommends that the following precautions be observed while emphasizing the role of plant supervision and management in enforcing these:
Monday, April 25, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1255)/Comments (0)/
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An Organized Shop is a Happy Shop

An Organized Shop is a Happy Shop

Keeping your shop neatly organized will save you a lot of headaches. As much material, tools, files and equipment that you need to have around to make signs and other graphics products, a sloppy approach to organization will not only complicate your life but will seriously cut into your profits.
Thursday, April 21, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1086)/Comments (0)/
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Table-Top Display Options

Table-Top Display Options

Table-top displays have changed a lot over the years. They are not only small, lightweight and convenient; they can also be high-tech, beautiful and eye-catching. There are a large variety of options that combined with some creative design can provide a very unique exhibit!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1057)/Comments (0)/
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Gamut Media Creates Rockstar Murals for Snoop Dogg

Gamut Media Creates Rockstar Murals for Snoop Dogg

It’s not surprising that rockstar sign and graphics company, Gamut Media would have rockstar clients, like the King of Long Beach himself, Snoop Dogg. Roland talked to Phillip Yu, Creative Director at Gamut Media about the Gamut Media graphics empire, their recent work for Snoop Dogg, and the things sign and graphics businesses need to do to keep high profile customers coming back for more.
Thursday, April 14, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1167)/Comments (0)/
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