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…
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.
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.
Identical CMYK print files will appear different on every computer monitor. This is mainly because monitors simulate CMYK color in the RGB color gamut.
Clean with mild soap and water use a microfiber cloth or microfiber sponge on the surface.
If grommets rip out of a banner hem, it’s usually due to high winds. This can be prevented by adding nylon webbing to the hem.
The edges of acrylic often have a frosty appearance after being router cut. Flame polishing edge treatment eliminates this.
We have assembled a list of useful terms below with their definitions. Our goal is to assist you in understanding the language we use to describe our products and their applications.
We have put together some terminology and a diagram below to illustrate VO – Visual Opening, Retainer & Cabinet Size, for you. These should help you better understand the differences between these terms and their relationship to one another.
All shapes are not created equally sized. If you have an item that is square or diamond shaped, it is important to know whether the requested dimensions are for the square size or the diamond size.
The term finished size refers to the size of the printed graphic ready to install. If the the graphic includes bleed or wrap for installation, this is part of the finished size. Pockets and hems do not add to the finished size. Visualize your graphic laying on a table with a tape measure edge to edge. This is the finished size.
Banner material is made by melting layers of Vinyl between a fiber mesh or fabric to produce the strength needed.
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In the process of printing our ABC (Awesome Backlit Color) backlit flex face, Indy Imaging prints a multi-layer art file with 3M SuperFlex Ink.
Color reproduction has a fundamental problem: a given “CMYK Breakdown” doesn’t necessarily produce the same color in all devices.
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.…
The overlap on one tile just has Image on it and the overlap on the other tile would have White and Image. So when they are combined, they are Image-White-Image. This also makes the seams less visible.
Our tiled-with-a-seam flex face is made with the same material as a non-tiled flex face. Indy Imaging has perfected a method of seaming together tiles when both dimensions exceed the 16 foot roll width.
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!
Flag Material, unlike other polyester material for dye-sublimation, is coated for direct disperse dye printing. It is not heat transferred from paper like traditional dye-sublimation.
Ultraviolet curing (commonly known as UV curing) is a photochemical process in which high-intensity ultraviolet light is used to instantly cure or “dry” inks, coatings or adhesives.
Legibility of outdoor advertising design depends not only on the style of type or lettering or on the combinations of color used, but also how these elements work together at a distance.
“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.
We use Zünd Cutting Systems to insure consistency and efficiency. The Zünd name represents Swiss quality and has become synonymous with precision, performance and reliability. Read on to find out more!
Vinyls, in general, are manufactured in one of two ways; “calendering” or “casting”. While at first glance these vinyl’s appear similar their differences become apparent over time, and when applied in demanding environments.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.