Step-By-Step Wet Application Instruction

Using an application fluid can aid the application of a vinyl films that have an aggressive adhesive system. The application fluid helps float the graphic onto the surface to prevent pre-adhesion (the vinyl sticking before you want it to). Nevertheless, for most vinyl installations, you should not apply the graphics wet, especially if you can do […] Read more »

About White Ink In Black and White

Could white ink allow you to expand into new markets? Imagine the possibilities of expanding your services to include printing on leather, cardboard, wood, stone or some other non-traditional material. Most ink jet printers don’t make room for white ink today, but that is bound to change in the future as printers and ink manufacturers […] Read more »

So You Want To Be a Vinyl Pro

Before you can claim professional installer status, you have to learn the basics to avoid common mistakes. Discover some fundamentals tips that will serve you well for many years. If you are just getting started with vinyl applications then you’ve got a lot to learn. But if you are diligent to take one step at […] Read more »

Benefits of Vehicle Wrapping

Need some help selling vehicle wraps? Trade groups, sign shops and market researchers have ammunition to help you seal the deal. Selling vehicle wrapping services is easy when you can offer potential customers a laundry list of proven benefits of this trendy advertising medium. You’ve invested in top of the line printing equipment and materials. […] Read more »

Why Use a Heavyweight Paper Application Tape

When I started in the vinyl graphics industry more than thirty years ago, there was no such thing as lighter standard weight application tape that is generally used in the sign industry. The only tapes that were used were the heavyweight premium grade premasks. Today many sign makers have never even used these premium grade […] Read more »

Gorilla Glue Gilding

Many in the sign industry, refer to my friend, Sal Cabrera, as the “Gorilla Glue Guy.” Over the years, Sal has perfected his procedures for applying metal leaf directly to tacky and bubbly Gorilla Glue as his adherent, instead of using traditional gold size. His gilding technique is unique and time-saving. In this story, I […] Read more »