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Which Types of Media Can Wide Format Printers Print On?
Wide format printers offer plenty of flexibility in signage design because they’re equipped to print on a diverse range of specialty media. As long as media fits into the printer, the opportunities are limited only by the imagination and design requirements. Possible media for printing includes adhesive and banner vinyl, canvas, backlit display film, and window vinyl.
Read the full article at: kelleyconnect.com
All businesses involved in service and repair should offer maintenance agreements. Well-designed agreements benefit everyone — customers and the company itself. Customers receive the preventive maintenance they need. The service agreement maintains warranties’ validity. Companies with solid service and maintenance agreements benefit from strengthened customer relationships.
Read the full article at: www.contractingbusiness.com
A Year in Review: Some of Our Favorite 2020 Projects
Now that it’s behind us, we can look back on 2020 and say, with no irony, that it was certainly a different kind of year. The COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the country to a screeching halt for a time, and many companies had to pause, reset, and rethink their processes. Like many businesses, the pandemic affected our work, too.
But clients still needed signs. Companies continued to rebrand. And through it all, we continued to reach out, build relationships with new clients, and create...
Life Cycle of a Sign
You need new signage for your business and made room in your budget for the project. Great! But… now what? It’s easy enough to type up and tape a sign on a door, or order a stopgap banner to hang, but that’s hardly professional or durable.
The Design Phase
So what now? Well, you’ve...
3D printing is adding a new dimension to signage
Many companies and brands rely on signage with channel letters to catch the attention of customers. This failsafe marketing method’s been used to display brand names or logos on building sides, in shopping malls, at trade shows, and more. But with the average American exposed to an estimated 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements daily, companies are looking at how to maximize their marketing against a whole lot of increased noise.
Large format 3D printing technology has added flexibility and freedom for design. Now signage manufacturers can produce cursive words, a complete logo — or just its graphic elements, and more. This technique is also faster than traditional methods, and because it reduces manual elements of the production process, production errors also decrease.
Read the full article at: wideformatonline.com.au
Discover the Best Materials for Laser Cut Logos
Because of its versatility, laser cutting offers businesses — and signage manufactures — an opportunity to work with many materials for laser cut logos, signs, and other branding resources. Choosing the right material makes a difference. End use often dictates the best material choice, among which are acrylic, mirror acrylic, wood, and paper/ cardboard.
Read the full article at: themonticellonews.com
Signage for Financial Institutions
Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions reap many benefits from effective signage. Well-designed and placed signs can:
Christmas Came Early for Metro Sign
Who doesn’t love a new toy? Granted, when we get older, our definition of “toy” changes. As adults, we might geek out over a new drone. That new DSLR camera evokes the same excited reaction as a once-coveted Lego set.
This year, we celebrated the holidays early with the addition of some new equipment. While it’s not something we can take home to play with, these tools
Hanging Signs Isn’t Always a Straightforward Task
You’d think a parking garage would be a fairly cut and dry project, with color-coded signs for each level, arrows to direct traffic flow, ADA signage, elevator occupancy signs, and indications pointing out stairwells, right?
Well, like the posted 5 mph speed limit, not so fast.
A lot more planning and coordination goes into designing, manufacturing, and installing signs for a...