Color Concepts

When you are learning about color, three concepts that you will need to grasp and add to your vocabulary are: hue, value and saturation.

Hue is synonymous with the color itself, such as blue, green, yellow, orange, red.  On a color wheel, the yellow, blue and red are described as the primary colors.


Value describes the lightness or darkness of a color. And saturation refers to the brightness or dullness of the color. Read more »

Supply55, Inc. announces the release of UV-PRO an Ocè IJC256 compatible ink for Arizona printers

UV-PRO for Oce Arizona

Supply55, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of UV-PRO an Ocè IJC256 compatible ink for use with Ocè Arizona printers. UV-PRO ink from Supply55 is specially formulated to meet or exceed the performance specifications of Ocè IJC256; provides superior adhesion, is fully color matched and is plug-n-play compatible making conversion a snap.  PRINTER COMPATIBILITY: […] Read more »

Wall to Wall Graphics Application

Learn the basics about wall graphics application, including site survey, material selection, wall painting, surface preparation and vinyl application techniques.  By Jim Hingst @hingst_jim For retailers, getting shoppers through the front door is part of the battle. The next challenge is keeping them there. According to industry studies, within 10 seconds of walking through the […] Read more »

Overlaminate Selection for Vehicle Wraps

In selecting an overlaminate for vinyl graphics, the general rule of thumb is: use a cast vinyl overlaminate for cast vinyl graphics; use either a calendered or cast overlaminate for calendered vinyl graphics. Calendered vinyl, is not appropriate for a curved surface, especially one with as many curves as the bumper on a car. The […] Read more »

Selecting the Right Screen Print Fabric

Selecting the Right Screen Print Fabric This article provides recommendations in selecting mesh for screen printing signage and large format graphics. By Jim Hingst @hingst_jim One of the most important aspects of screen printing is selecting the right screen print fabric for the job. The screen print fabric serves two key functions. First, it supports […] Read more »

How to Leverage Color Management to Make Your Signage Pop

How to Leverage Color Management to Make Your Signage Pop Being off by just a shade, quite literally, can cost you one or both of these objectives. For this reason, great designs demand to be paired with great color management to help ensure they get the job done.By John Fulena, Vice President, Ricoh PPBG Group At […] Read more »