PrismJET VJ24X Metallic Ink Guide

The PrismJET VJ24X’s metallic ink capabilities of are pretty cool features. Lots of customers use them to create dazzling prints with chrome-effect spot colors and metallic underlays. You can give your prints the look of metallic paint or nail polish with the right blend of ink and effects. Since white and silver aren’t process colors, […]


Basic Guide to Printable Vinyl

As sign makers expand into new markets for vinyl decals, their customers are increasingly asking for digital color: photos, logos, and intricate designs. These require an inkjet printer. If you’re at this stage in your digital graphics journey, you may be wondering what kind of vinyl you need. What works with your printer, and what […]


Basic Guide to Digital Printing – Part One

Every day entrepreneurs decide to jump into digital printing. Some are startups looking for a new business opportunity, but most are experienced sign professionals upgrading from vinyl graphics. Either way, there are important factors, and potential pitfalls that must be considered. Taking the plunge without thoughtful planning can complicate the transition to digital printing.  Some […]


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.



Large format printing: heat, ink, and media

Heat is an integral part of modern large format printing for both eco-solvent and latex printers. All large format outdoor printers use heat. Heat helps ink penetrate media and helps printers dry the ink. This produces prints that can withstand long term exposure to UV radiation from the sun.  Heat is as essential an ingredient […]