Personalize for Profit

Love Your Mug Shot! What do your “Greatest Dad Ever,” souvenir shops, mall kiosks, airport stores, businesses offices, and caffeine dealers have in common? Unique, personalized coffee mugs. You find this drinkware for sale at all kinds of businesses. From dollar stores to high-end specialty shops, you see personalized, destination, holiday, inspirational, and photo mugs […]


Sublime DS170 Desktop Sublimation

Choosing a t-shirt printing system can be challenging. There are lots of options. Looking at the price tag doesn’t always make the choice easier. Some options, like laser transfer, have higher upfront costs, but low operating costs. Others, like desktop sublimation, tend to have low up-front costs, but high operating costs. Some sublimation printers have […]



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.



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 […]