Category: Tips & Tricks

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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Tips for Large Format Design

Over the years, some of the same questions reappear as designers new to the large- and grand-format industry transition from designing small printed pieces to very large advertising artwork.  By Jeff Burton, Digital Printing Analyst, SGIA Some of the problems are not new, but the solutions have been upgraded slightly, much like the applications. Let […]

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Helpful hints and tips for taking an awesome LED photograph

What do LED signs, UFOs and the Loch Ness monster all have in common? All three are notoriously difficult – and some might say impossible – to photograph. While LED signs really aren’t impossible to photograph, there are certainly enough bad sign photos to know it can be a challenge. And it’s an important step […]

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Viewing Distance: The Misunderstood Concept

Understanding viewing distance is a concept that has to be taught and examples are about the best way to do so. By Dan Keegan Viewing distance is by far the most misunderstood concept involved in the printing and sign industries. What most people do not realize is that viewing distance goes hand in hand with […]

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2014 Tax Breaks for Equipment

The IRS is giving wide format professionals a nudge to buy or lease equipment by the end of the year. Have you been waiting for an opportunity to get the perfect printer to complete your shop? Is there a cutter that would make your life easier? Make it happen by the end of the year […]

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To All You Color Geeks

  This one is for you color geeks out there carrying the iPhone. Pantone has just released an app that has many functions, but the one function that caught my eye was that it reports the LAB value of all of the colors. This LAB can be used in Roland VersaWorks in the Spot Color Settings area to […]

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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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Additional Year-End Tax Advantages: IRS Section 179

Located in the USA? Thinking about acquiring and financing new equipment? If so, you have until December 31, 2013 to take advantage of IRS Section 179 before it’s dramatically reduced in 2014. Section 179 is a special tax deduction allowing you to recover all or part of your equipment cost in the year it’s put […]

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Finding Digital Printing Products at www.regionalsupply.com

We have recently redone the digital printing section of our website.  We have added a few features that make it much easier to find and recognize the product you are looking for. In the past, the pictures for our digital media have been very generic, usually the manufacturers logo.  This makes it hard to differentiate […]

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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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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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