by Jerry | Design and Layout, Vinyl Cutting
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive deals with substrates. Just a few days ago a gentleman from New Jersey asked if he could put ORACAL 651 on plywood. Excuse my waffling, but my answer is a definite maybe.
by Jerry | Design and Layout, Software, Tips and Tricks
We received a question this week that comes from the craft & hobby segment. A customer asked one of our technicians how to create “Chevron text”. This is a natural response to the explosion of Chevron patterned decals and garments in the market. Chevrons have been popular in fashion and personal items for a couple […]
by Jerry | Design and Layout, Vendors, Vinyl Cutting, Wide Printing, Window Tinting
Technically speaking, “cloud computing” is simply software or data that’s housed in a location removed from users’ workstations. Most CRM software used by small businesses fits this description. But in general parlance, the term has become a more specific reference to web based applications that allow users to access software on PCs and/or mobile devices via the internet. The term “cloud” doesn’t refer to anything atmospheric but rather to the complex shapes drawn by people trying to visually describe the connections between networked servers and users
by Jerry | Design and Layout, Sign College
To succeed in the sign business, you need to build repeat business. To do that you need to create vinyl graphics that produce value for your customer by communicating effectively. To help you do that, we present A Basic Guide to Sign Design. There is no way we can cover all the sign design topics in just one blog post, but maybe this can give you enough information and resources to get you pointed in the right direction.
by Chris | Design and Layout, Tips and Tricks, Vinyl Cutting
One of the keys to productivity and profit in digital sign making is efficient design. One of the keys to efficient design is learning to create complex designs without letting the objects get in each others’ way. Managing objects so you can select and edit only the item you want to manipulate. In VE LXi and FlexiSign software, there are two ways to do this; locking and layers.
by Jerry | Design and Layout, Vinyl Cutting, Wall Graphics
This week, we’ll tackle an even more common and vexing problem; the ‘no cuttable object’ error message. This is the uncooperative reply you get from your sign software when you try to plot an image that is not in vector format. What you have is a raster image masquerading as a vector file. Let’s take a look at the problem, the solution, and the process for turning a “no cuttable object” message into a finished decal.