EnduraGLOSS is a soft, 3-mil intermediate calendared vinyl with an acrylic adhesive. As the name implies, it’s a glossy vinyl, and it’s available in 42 colors. The color palette covers the gamut from sign industry standards like royal blue to trendier hues like mint green and coral. Because it has a polymeric calendared face film, […]
The heat transfer films we sell for garment decoration are commonly referred to as HTV or “T-Shirt Vinyl”. That term is misleading for two reasons. First, most of it isn’t actually vinyl, but Polyurethane (vinyl is normally made from PVC). More importantly, it’s not just for T-shirts. You can use a heat transfer film to […]
In the world of vinyl graphics, vinyl and tape go together like peanut butter and jelly. Application tape (or Transfer Tape) is essential for transferring cut vinyl to substrates. In the garment decoration field, transfer tape is less essential. For most cut graphics using “T-shirt vinyl” like Logical Color WarmPEEL CP, no tape is needed. But […]
This post will cover all the basics of laminating and trimming your digital graphics. We’ll examine why, when and how to laminate when to use film or liquid laminates, and look at the benefits of trimmers. Hopefully, you’ll glean some tips that will eliminate costly problems and improve the quality of your products.
Banners are big business for sign makers. It’s estimated that 40% of a sign shop’s profits come from custom made banners. So they’re not only popular but also very profitable if priced correctly. The market for banners is deep and wide. You can sell in high volume to retail stores, and in lower volume to a wide variety of secondary markets including schools, municipalities, and individuals. Learning to make, sell, and install banners correctly is an important step to becoming a profitable sign business. To smooth out the road for you, we offer this basic guide to banner making which will give you an overview of the equipment, tools and supplies needed, display options, pricing guidelines, and a few tips. Let’s start with the basic equipment list.