A Basic Guide to Buying a Vinyl Cutter for Signs

  Choosing your first vinyl cutter is one of the most important decisions an aspiring sign maker faces. A professional quality plotter can make your dreams realities. A bad equipment decision can lead to frustration and failure. The most common start-up sign shop mistake is buying based only on speed, force, and price. Ten years […]





Guide to Layering Sign Vinyl

Variety is the spice of life. Mixing things up is usually a good idea. Would an un-tossed salad with all the veggies in separate little compartments be as enticing? Probably not. Who drinks rum & coke in separate glasses? Mixing things up is good in food and drink. It’s not so good in layered vinyl […]


A Basic Guide to Making Magnetic Signs

Magnetic signs are a low cost alternative to lettering directly on a vehicle. Because a customer can easily put them on and then remove them, they are extremely popular for many small businesses. So magnetic signs are a staple of any complete sign making shop. They can offer two very important ingredients for sign business success: high margins and new customers. Let’s take a closer look at magnetic substrates considering the required tools, target market, your equipment options and finally, the care and maintenance requirements.