Tiled Rigid Panels

Tiled Rigid Signs

CORRECT METHOD FOR PRINTING A 4’ x 16’ RIGID SIGN A 4’x16’ Rigid Sign should be printed on two 5’x10’ panels. This is so that we can bleed off the sheet and then cut to size. This will insure alignment even if the material is not the exact size or perfectly square. A 4′ x…

Considerations When Buying Wallpaper

While regular wallpaper adds wall longevity and durability, custom wallpaper also lets customers add a personal touch to their wall space. Various embossments take this personalization a bit further by adding subtle texture and depth – achieving greater visual interest than pressure sensitive vinyl.

PSV and Low VOC Paints

PSV and Low VOC Paint

Sticking a decal to a wall. It really shouldn’t be this hard. But with the advent of low-VOC paint, life has gotten a little tougher for those of us that do it for a living. Due to government regulations and efforts to make the world a better place, paint manufacturers have been changing the chemistry and reducing the level of Volatile Organic Compounds in their product.

Raster vs Vector

There are two types of digital graphics files – raster and vector. Raster images are composed of pixels. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) to create an image. Raster Overview Raster images are often called bitmap images because they are made of millions of tiny squares, called pixels.…

Double Side with Directional Arrows Tech Lab

Double Side With Directional Arrow

The reason for this is when you are looking at the front and back files and the arrows are pointing the same direction, they will be pointing in opposite directions when printed. But if the arrows are pointing in opposite directions when looking at the front and backside files, they will print pointing the same direction.
Confused? Then continue reading to be unconfused!

Color Management

“Color management” is a process where the color characteristics for every device in the imaging chain is known precisely and utilized in color reproduction. It often occurs behind the scenes and doesn’t require any intervention, but when color problems arise, understanding this process can be critical.

Fabric Wash & Clean

Dye Sublimation Fabric Graphics can be cleaned and washed easily and with good results. Fabric is 100% polyester, so it’s as easy throwing it in your washer at home. Results may vary depending on the contaminant, how dirty the graphics are and what fabric you are cleaning.

Material Weight & Caliper

Material Weight and Caliper

Just as there are a variety of materials and colors, there’s a wide variety of thicknesses. In fact, what many people consider to be “cardboard” is still technically considered a paper, just of a very high weight or point value. Here we try to explain the different types of measurements used for different materials.

Window Perf

Window perf is a calendered adhesive-backed PVC vinyl that is perforated with a pattern of round, evenly spaced holes. The advantage of window perf is that it allows graphics printed on a glass surface, such as windows, to be seen from the outside, but appear invisible to the people inside looking out.

Substrates and White Point

Type of print media is one of the most overlooked variables in printing. How a printed image looks is directly affected by the color, brightness, finish, coating, opacity, weight and absorbency of the media on which it’s printed.

Lighting and Color

Have you ever been in someone’s home and decided you absolutely had to have their wall color in your own home? But when you painted your own room, the color looked quite different? What’s up with that? Metamerism.