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.

Finished Size

Finished Size – What does this mean?

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.

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!

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.