The printing press has become a sophisticated piece of equipment. Depending upon its configuration, it is capable of printing on many different materials. A print job might require metal or paper or some sort of plastic based substrate. Unlike earlier generations of printing presses that were one trick ponies, today’s presses are able to take advantage of special ink formulations, UV printing technologies, and other advancements to apply inks to a wide range of plastics and synthetics.
You have a great idea for signage, you worked hard on the concept, and now you need to bring it to life. You bring your artwork to the printer and they look at you and ask… “Do you want this on PETG or acrylic?” That question might not mean a thing to you. After all, you probably aren’t a material scientist. The better question might have been, “What will your sign encounter?”
The printing industry is undergoing rapid changes due to customer expectations and technological advancement. As customers invest in workflow technologies, it is important that print manufacturers take notice and adapt to those trends.
Setting up a demonstration booth at a trade show can be a vital part of attracting new customers and showing your current customers your new equipment and services.
Cutting acrylic isn’t always easy. If you’re not careful, you may end up with an edge that looks less professional than you’d like. This is especially true if you aren’t aware of the difference between extruded acrylic and cast acrylic.
When operating your digital cutter, you will begin to notice when certain parts start to wear out. Your cuts will no longer be as precise or as clean as you expect them to be.
A digital die cutter is a specialized piece of equipment used for cutting through many different materials. Today’s die cutters have become very versatile and incredibly precise, allowing users to cut through tons of materials. Digital die cutting is a simple and well-known process.
Graphics and design files are becoming more and more complex due to advancements in technology. To keep up with this, Print Service Providers or PSPs must find ways to improve efficiency, make use of these new printing technologies, and make sure they can keep up with the more challenging projects.
Proper laser maintenance can ensure that your laser is performing at its highest degree, and a well-maintained laser can have a longer working life than a laser that isn’t thoroughly cared for. Some fabricators watch maintenance fall low on the priority list, and once out of sight, it’s out of mind.
Have you ever wondered what it takes for a graphic to go from idea to design to final printed form? For a graphic designer, the workflow is something that has become second-nature to them. They understand every step of the process, but for those who aren’t in the graphic design industry, this process isn’t that clear.