A Basic Guide to Color Space

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.


How to Create Pop Out Decals with Q Series Vinyl Cutter

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.



Create Custom Printable HTV Patterns with LXI 12

Patterned Heat transfer film or “HTV” is growing in popularity and seems to be an enduring trend. A visit to etsy.com or Pinterest shows a large variety of available printable HTV patterns from simple to complex. It’s an inviting market with lots of creative and commercial appeal. You might think you need Photoshop and a […]