The Dangers of Pirated Signmaking Software

Recently, our tech support department received a call from a customer who was having trouble with his new vinyl cutter. As the call progressed, the customer reported getting command errors that our technician had never seen before. Eventually, it was discovered that the customer was using pirated software. It was buggy and could not be used to support the equipment.

Regular Wide Format Printer Maintenance Pays Off

While we’re still in the right frame of mind to make changes and improvements for 2011, here’s a suggestion: Why not resolve to take better care of your large format inkjet printer? Just as proper auto maintenance can add years of service and enhance resale value to your car, taking good care of your wide format inkjet printer can prolong its service life and add to its eventual resale value.

Newer Always = Better? Nope

Technophiles beware! Newer is not always better. The sign industry seems to have gotten over the initial transition from XP to Vista compatible software and plug-ins. FlexiSign 8.5, LXi 8.5, SignLab 8, and Roland and Graphtec’s plug-ins (CutStudio and Cutting Master2, respectively) have all been updated for Vista compatibility. “So it’s okay to run down […]