Category: Application Tip

Best Practices for Wall Graphic Applications

By Jeremy Heil – 3M Account Representative First, it should be noted that 3M and most other vinyl manufacturers do not warranty wall graphic applications.  This is due to the thousands of different paints on the market that we cannot study.  So we provide our best practices to minimize the failure rates.   1)      Always […]

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Riding The Restyling Wave

By Daryl Hanson, Regional Supply If you haven’t come across it yet, you likely will soon. Sweeping across the sign industry like a tidal wave comes the relentless march of the vehicle restyling films. That may be a bit much in the hyperbole department, but there is little question that these films are making a […]

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Essential SEAL Websites

As we move into the New Year, SEAL wants to provide as much info and support as possible. Here are a few very helpful, easy to navigate websites packed with information on SEAL products as well as our industry overall! Please take a moment to check them out #1 SEAL Blog This site is full of […]

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Use Your Gerber EDGE to Grow Your Business

Highly customized and profitable short run magnetic graphics are fast and easy to create using the Gerber EDGE™ production system and Gerber’s specialty magnetic materials. GerberMag™ II and Gerber AutoMag™ II can be printed on the Gerber EDGE and score cut with a 15 inch Gerber sprocket driven plotter to create short run jobs with complex decal cuts. These materials are suitable for jobs that would […]

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Application Tip: Clear Focus Window Films

By: Ed Arnold Inside Sales Rep at Regional Supply To prepare the window, start with a clean surface. Use mild soap and water to clean the glass. Do not use glass cleaners with solvents (e.g., Windex®). Once it is clean, the surface must be completely dry. Use lint-free cloth or industrial paper towels to dry […]

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Applying Floor Graphics: Beyond Pick ‘Em and Stick ‘Em

Applying floor graphics can be easy ­ but it can also give you a headache. Get some tips that will help you avoid the Tylenol bottle. Different types of floors often demand different approaches to applying the floor graphic ­ if you want it to stick. Get the inside scoop. By Jennifer LeClaire Applying floor graphics may seem […]

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Laminating Tips & Technique

There’s usually more than one way to do something. Sign makers, for example, have devised many different techniques for laminating prints. What follows are some tips that have worked for some industry friends. Hopefully, these words of wisdom will help you prevent laminating mishaps, save production time and, most importantly, improve profitability. Dry Run Before applying an overlaminating film […]

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How to Flash Press FlexCut Sticky LT

Heat Transfer Tip Saves Time & Money RTape has a new heat transfer solution that saves time and money. Here’s how. When decorating a heat sensitive fabric, RTape’s FlexCut™ Sticky LT (low temperature) is typically heat pressed at 235°F (115°C) for 17 seconds. Did you know that you could also “flash press” FlexCut™ Sticky LT onto regular […]

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Application Tip: Fabricating Acrylic

When it comes to acrylic there are many things you can do to enhance the look and versatility of the product. Here are a few ideas to help you get started: Care & Cleaning The first thing to know about acrylic is cleaning. When cleaning acrylic always use a mild soap or a commercially available […]

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Application Tip: Coating Screens with Emulsion

One of the first steps in screen printing is coating your screen with emulsion. The type of emulsion you use is important and depends on the type of ink you are using. Different inks react differently to emulsion. Take advantage of the Regional Supply sales team to advise what kind of emulsion you should use. […]

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Be our guest at the 2017 SGIA Expo this October 10-12 in New Orleans. Mactac will feature innovative products you won’t want to miss. What’s more, experts and top executives will be on-hand to answer your questions and discuss new business opportunities. Register now for your free 2017 SGIA Expo pass, courtesy of Mactac, and […]

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Regional Supply is excited for the 2017 Elevate Expo, because this year is sure to be one for the books! From special guests, more options for hands-on learning, food, prizes and a full two days for the show, make sure this is one event you do not miss! (Click to register NOW) SPECIAL GUEST: New this year, […]

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