With marketing opportunities constantly evolving, people are always looking for new ways to get their names out there and different techniques they can use when it comes to product labels, and other printed materials. The laser cutters of today are far superior to the cutting technology that previously had been standard in the printing industry, and have the potential to diversify your business in many different ways. And, if this technology isn’t all you need, there are even now fully capable cutting solutions that can incorporate lasers in addition to traditional routing and knife cutting capabilities.
In the first part of this article, we discussed dye-sublimation in general terms, describing what exactly it is and how it works, as well as why it’s so popular. While we did manage to cover the basics regarding dye-sublimation printing, there’s still a lot left to know.
In part 2 we are going to go a little bit more in-depth on the topic of dye-sublimation and address other of its aspects, such as the machines used within the process. Let’s have a look at some other aspects of dye-sublimation printing, including the machine you’ll need for it, the software it requires, and other details.
In the sign and display industry, business owners are always on the lookout for new and more cost-efficient ways to produce graphical shapes on a wide variety of materials. They also commonly keep an eye out for ways to produce total aluminum signage as time-efficiently as possible, and other metal products, as these are used more and more to meet their customer’s requirements.
In response to this search for ingenuity, companies that make laser cutters have been hard at work developing new machines and methods for producing parts including total aluminum signage. The advancements they have been making, with new kinds of laser cutting solutions have ended up resulting in higher production capabilities, as well as increased process and system flexibility for those looking for an all metal cutting solution. But, in the grand format market, needs are much more limited and alternative capabilities using a router are both sufficient, and allow for a single system to handle more of the PSP’s workload
Let’s take a deeper look at the process that must be undertaken to perform significant metal cutting with a router cutter vs. a laser.
When you use acrylic for your laser cut signage jobs, it opens doors to unique cutting and etching options with respect to creativity. It does, however, take practice to work with acrylic, and lacking the proper amount of experience when working with it can produce mixed results.
Laser cutting acrylic can be difficult, but with the right training, you can reach an impressive skill level, thank your manufacturer. Let’s take a look at some of the most useful tips when trying to get high-quality results from acrylic laser cutting.
Dye-sublimation printing can seem like a very complicated process to many people, even those involved in the printing industry. In layman’s terms, it is a printing technology that is computerized and uses heat to transfer dye onto materials like paper, cardboard, fabric, or plastic. To accomplish this, the method employs a secondary process instead of directly printing on the end product.
There are many questions that people have about the dye-sublimation printing process, so we are going to answer most of them here and in part 2 of this article. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about dye-sublimation printing and try to answer them as best we can.
There are many important benefits of nesting software, including reduction of wasted materials and improved productivity.This handy infographic describes the many ways nesting software will dramatically improve your manufacturing business. Nesting software allows for less waste which equals money savings. The professionals at MCT Digital use this software combined with the VersaTech2 to cut and…
With the advent of wide format printing, it has become no longer necessary to settle for the limitations of smaller cut sheets or rolls. Also, it is no longer necessary to try to tape together several sheets of paper to make a larger presentation of printed materials. Wide format and Grand format printing is possible…
When going to your local department store or grocery store, how do you choose what brand of a specific product to purchase? What is going through your head as you make the consumer decisions regarding what types of products you will bring into your home? Several studies have shown that while outdoor signs and mailed promotional material can generate brand awareness and even brand loyalty, the vast majority of consumer decisions are made at the point of purchase.
A couple of years ago, almost every mall in America had some sort of custom T-Shirt design store where teenagers could go to get their graduation shirts printed and senior citizens could design and print up family reunion shirts. Today, however, someone would be hard pressed to find a t-shirt printing store anywhere. Most people today go online to obtain t-shirt printing services simply because the ease of browsing, designing, and purchasing t-shirts for an event has become easier and frequently more affordable.
It used to be that people who entered the printing world would only need a simple printer and basic computer skills. It also was considered to be a rather drab profession that didn’t allow for many opportunities for growth and innovation. With the explosion of wide format printing, however, the limits of the types of jobs have virtually been removed.