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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 (413)/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 (411)/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 (410)/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 (376)/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 (451)/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 (429)/Comments (0)/
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Making the Case with UV Printing

Making the Case with UV Printing

Luis Santiago bought his first smartphone and was dismayed when soon after, the device was covered in small scratches. “I decided to buy a case, but they were either ugly, boring, or poor quality,” he said. Santiago, a computer network systems engineer, decided to start making custom cases himself.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (375)/Comments (0)/
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Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

Don't be fooled: While online shopping is at an all-time high, brick-and-mortar retail and P-O-P displays are alive and well. 

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (458)/Comments (0)/
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Insider Insight: What's Next for Wide Format?

Insider Insight: What's Next for Wide Format?

We asked the experts what 2018 has in store for the industry.

We asked seven of Big Picture's Editorial Advisory Board members to respond to the current state of the wide-format industry and reveal what we should expect in 2018.


Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (469)/Comments (0)/
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A-to-Z of Printing: Print on Leather

A-to-Z of Printing: Print on Leather

Leather has always been a highly valuable material. Used in the production of many high-end fashion and décor products, leather becomes even more valuable if you’re able to personalize it with logos, patterns, art, and text.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (491)/Comments (0)/
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