Supply55 releases ColorCheckQA™ a quality assurance, color sampling, verification and preflighting software utility

ColorCheckQA is an intuitive software utility for color sampling, verification and preflighting print environments in combination with an X-Rite i1Pro, i1 Pro2, EFI1000 and EFI2000 spectrophotometer.

Power up the X-Rite and EFI spectrophotometers with the ColorCheckQA Quality and Sample Tools:

ColorCheckQA Quality Tool: The Quality Tool delivers fast, accurate verification of the print environment with Go/No-Go feedback. Get it right before printing with ColorCheckQA.

ColorCheckQA Sample Tool: Simplify and improve color matching, generate accurate LAB, LCH and sRGB values from color swatches or samples. Read more »

Color Trends

Popularity of colors among designers and consumers can vary from year to year. To keep pace with color trends, vinyl film manufacturers and paint companies try to gauge changes in the marketplace. Colors from the world of fashion and interior décor have impacted color selection in the automotive market and in corporate graphics. Bold and […] Read more »

Application Temperature Range

To avoid problems with vinyl or any other pressure-sensitive material, carefully read the vinyl manufacturer’s technical data sheet. Product bulletins will usually contain all of the information you need, including application temperature range. The application temperature range for most vinyl films is usually between 50⁰ and 90⁰F (10⁰ to 32⁰ C). For some films, the minimum application temperature […] Read more »

Why Install Graphics in a Relaxed State

Years ago professional decal installers were taught to install vinyl graphics in a relaxed state without stretching the film. While vinyl films today are much more robust and can withstand the stresses encountered when wrapping a vehicle, you are much less likely to experience film failure, if you adhere to some of the old rules. […] Read more »

How to Prevent Edge Peeling

Edge peeling usually makes every sign maker’s list of top vinyl problems. Failure to properly clean the substrate and failure to resqueegee the graphic after removing the application tape causes many edge lifting problems. While graphics installers often get blamed if a problem occurs, application mistakes aren’t the only reasons. Read more »

How to Apply Vinyl Graphics Over Rivets

Applying vinyl graphics on vehicle surfaces with rivets is challenging for most sign makers. Vinyl failures to these surfaces are all too common. Here are some tips and procedures, used by professional decal installers, which will make these demanding applications easier and more trouble-free. Read more »

Supply55 SGIA Las Vegas Booth 2124

Supply55 will be exhibiting at SGIA Las Vegas September 14 – 16, 2016, booth number 2124. Stop by our booth to see the full product line; Guardian Calender, BannerPRO, ReelPRO, Guardian Laminators and Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper. In addition to our current product offering we will be featuring an exciting new fabric printing application targeted at […] Read more »

Guardian Laminator Price Reduction

Effective September 1, 2016 and running through December 28, 2016, Supply55, Inc. is pleased to announce promotinal pricing on Guardian 65” Cold and Heat Assist laminators. Part Number Description MSRP Promotional MSRP 55-LM1650CL01 Guardian 65” Cold Laminator $5,495.00 $4,995.00 55-LM1650HA01 Guardian 65” Heat Assist Laminator $6,495.00 $5,995.00 Guardian Laminators are an affordable, easy to use solution […] 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 »