Outdoor Durability for Vinyl Signs

By now you probably know there are major differences in the outdoor durability of various self adhesive vinyl films. In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the virtues of cast and calendared films, solvent and acrylic adhesives, and looked at various types of vinyls like reflective film. In this post, we dive into the details.


A Basic Guide to Vinyl Express® LXi 19 Vinyl Cutting Software

Many aspiring sign makers spend lots of time selecting the right cutter, then buy the least expensive software available. Only after they’ve setup the equipment do they realize that they don’t have the design tools they need to meet the demands of their waiting customers. How can you avoid this common pitfall? What software features do you need? How do you decide which level to purchase to keep from limiting the growth of your startup? We presents the answers in this article: A basic buyer’s guide to Vinyl Express® LXi sign software.


Transfer Tape Vinyl Application Guide

One of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive is, “What application tape should I use with this vinyl?” Vinyl and tape go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if you’ve got the wrong tape for your vinyl, it might feel more like peanut butter and yogurt. Nobody’s gonna want that sandwich. To help you […]


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.



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 […]