Selecting Your Drawing Pencils

 

Before putting pencil to paper, you should decide on the best pencils for your style of drawing. Some of the top brands are on the market are Caran D’ache, Derwent, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor and Staedtler. Each brand has its own characteristics, so you need to do a little experimenting to decide which one you prefer as well as which fits your budget. Read more »

Supply55 releases ReelPRO V2™ a universal take-up system for wide format printers and laminators

ReelPRO V2 is an affordable, easy to install, easy to use universal take-up system allowing users to improve efficiency and profitability when printing longer jobs; vehicle wraps, banners, wallpaper and signs. ReelPRO V2 is compatible with all wide format printers and laminators allowing shops to incorporate the system easily into their workflow and use it […] Read more »

Paint Driers

Paint driers (dryers) accelerate the chemical reaction that occurs as an oil paint cures. Artists, house painters and sign painters have used driers, such as Japan Drier, for years to accelerate drying. These driers can be useful when you need to paint two coats in one day. Read more »

Cutting & Weeding Tips for Heat Transfer Vinyl Films

Not all  polyurethane heat transfer films are the same. That’s because some of these flex films aren’t 100% polyurethane, which are very flexible, and other heat transfer vinyl films are blends of polyurethane and vinyl. These blends are much stiffer that a pure polyurethane film. Read more »

Application Tape Guide

To help you in working with application tape, I have compiled some tips and tricks. This guide covers laminating the tape onto graphics, transferring graphics from the release liner and the basics of application.  As important as this is, it’s also important to select the right tape for the job. RTape offers several adhesive-tack levels for […] Read more »

Preventing Wall Graphics Failures

Getting good adhesion to painted wall surfaces has been a problem for sign makers and the manufacturers of vinyl films. Flat finish paints are especially a problem. To help your customer avoid the pitfalls that result in vinyl graphics falling off the wall, here are some guidelines to follow before beginning a wall graphics installation. Read more »