Having been in the sign industry for over twelve years, I do know that it is very possible to design an object you can’t print. That may be interesting to philosophers, but it’s maddening for sign makers. This frustrating phenomenon generally befalls people who are making the transition from CAD processes to digital color. The color range used in vinyl and heat applied films is entirely different from the output available from a standard process printer. Most new printers assume the range is the same and struggle with managing their own and their customers’ expectations.
Some of you may be wondering what EnduraGLOSS 500 is. EnduraGLOSS 500 is our private label or “house brand” in the calendared vinyl category. It’s a high gloss intermediate vinyl with the performance and durability rivaling top brand name products at the SignWarehouse price; in other words, an excellent value.
If you’re selling decals, especially at an event like a race or festival, you still have to cut them from the sheet of vinyl to give to your customer. This can be done manually, or with a trimmer. But wouldn’t it be nice if the vinyl cutter could do that for you? If it’s a Q Series or Graphtec FC8000 plotter, it can. Here’s how.
If you’re in the business of customizing apparel with HTV or heat transfer film, you’ve probably realized that your productivity depends a lot on your choice of vinyl. Some films are harder to weed than others, some take more time to press. Weeding and waiting take time and, as the old adage goes, time is […]