A Basic Guide to Buying a Vinyl Cutter for Signs

Choosing your first vinyl cutter is one of the most important decisions an aspiring sign maker faces. A professional quality plotter can make your dreams realities. A bad equipment decision can lead to frustration and failure. The most common start-up sign shop mistake is buying based only on speed, force, and price. Ten years ago, […]


ORACAL 651 Sign Vinyl

ORACAL 651 is the top-selling plotter film in America. That position is well-deserved. ORACAL 651 is the Wilt Chamberlain of sign vinyl. It was so good, it changed the rules of the game. When 651 came to market in 1996, calendared vinyl was considered suitable only for short-term graphics. ORAFOL’s ground-breaking entry introduced high gloss […]




Severe Weather and Surge Protectors

This year has been a particularly active one for severe storms, especially in the southern and southeastern US. Whether it’s caused by climate change, global warming, or flying monkeys is a matter of debate.  But it’s clear that we are experiencing lots of powerful storms: and they’re affecting sign industry equipment. What’s the connection between […]


EnduraINK PRO One Liter Ink Bags

Busy sign shops with large format printers produce stunning vehicle wraps, banners, commercial window graphics, backlit signs, wall wraps and more. To produce all those cool graphics printers drink ink. To use the SIOPS business model, Ink is one of the inputs, for which pretty prints are output. The benefit of managing your inputs and […]