What is the difference between Printed Vinyl Decals and Cut Vinyl Decals?

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Advertising With Professional Decals

Vinyl decals provide the opportunity to create an original and outstanding design for both commercial and personal use. In business, design is of crucial importance. There’s one critical deciding factor that always leaves customers scratching their heads – the difference between cut and printed vinyl decals.

Although these two mediums are often mistaken as being synonymous with each other, there are key distinctions that should be noted in order to make the best possible choice for your design needs.

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What are Perforated Window Decals?

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How can they be utilized for advertising?

Have you ever been outside a business that seemed to block off significant window space with opaque (unable to be seen through) graphics? Maybe later you went inside and noticed that you could see clearly through the same windows to the parking lot or street, as though the graphics didn’t even exist on the outside.

If you’ve ever witnessed this kind of advertising, then you’ve already become acquainted with the wonder that is the perforated window decal.

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What are header system graphics? How can they be used?

Header System Graphics

Header System Graphics

Header system graphics are graphics that are custom-made to your machine in order to convey necessary information to your customer. These types of graphics are a form of user interface graphics that inform customers about your product, machine, or company. They are the types of decals you would see on a variety of automated machines, such as a gas pump, self-checkout scanner, vending machine, or an ATM. [Read more…]

How are foam and Gatorfoam boards beneficial for advertising?

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How are foam and Gatorfoam boards professionally made?

If you are looking to propel your company to the next level by increasing your brand awareness, advertising new products, or minimizing your customer acquisition cost, it is important to look for new marketing venues. To this end, there is one printing technique that is frequently used in almost every industry, but may have been overlooked or underestimated by you: foam boards and Gatorfoam boards (also known as Gatorboards) are both excellent tools for marketing your business.

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The benefits of investing in weatherproof decals

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Are Weatherproof Decals Worth The Investment?

It is possible to obtain decals with higher quality inks, materials, and sealants in order to weatherproof your business’s marketing graphics. However, weatherproof decals should not only be considered for outside use. Since decals can be used on doors, walls, or even floors, these high-traffic places produce a lot of stress on your decals and would benefit from being weatherproof in order to last longer. [Read more…]

User Interface Graphics: What Are They And How Do They Work?

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What are User Interface Graphics?

Everyone has used an ATM machine, gas pump, or vending machine at some point in their lives. You’ve probably noticed that all these machines have instructional and informative graphics and logos on them – these are user interface graphics.

To break it down further, the term user interface refers to the point at which you interact with machines. The user sees the graphic on the interface when they use the machine. [Read more…]

Membrane Switches

Membrane Switch User interface graphics

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A membrane switch is a printed electronic circuit that uses pressure to open and close a circuit. Most membrane switch circuitry is screen printed using conductive inks, which are typically made of silver and/or graphite. Membrane switches are usually printed with sealed surfaces, thin profiles, and are water resistant.

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Membrane switches are a cost effective alternative to rubber keypad assemblies and capacitive touch keypads. We can print water resistant membrane switches free from crevices and trap contaminants. Switches may be printed with thin profiles and added protection from UV radiation. We have completed hundreds of unique membrane switch designs for a variety of industries, including medical, security, and industrial.

Membrane Switches

Membrane switches may be also categorized as user interface devices along with display-based touch screens, and mechanical switches such as push-button, and slide switches. The main purpose of a membrane switch is to enable the operator to communicate with a piece of machinery or piece of equipment.

Interior graphics that can help your business advertise

Interior Graphics

Custom Graphics for your Business

Graphics have the ability to amplify your business by allowing you to take advantage of underutilized advertising opportunities. Many people do not consider using the space inside their businesses to increase their reach, but this is an area that can be extremely beneficial to your business.

Through the use of various types of interior graphics, you can re-purpose this space strategically in order to advertise your company: [Read more…]

How Die-Cut Decals Are Made And Why They Are Useful

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What is the Process to Create a Die-Cut Decal? How are They Useful for Businesses?

All businesses should be aware of what kinds of techniques and technologies are available to them when it comes to marketing their product, service, or brand. One such technology they can use to increase awareness of their products or services is the die-cut decal.

Decals are the primary method of affixing any type of picture onto a specific surface, such as paper, plastic, or virtually anything else you can think of. Unlike other traditional techniques, decals allow you to add colors and multiple types of finishes in order to make your product or company stand out. In particular, die-cut methods allow you to create decals of different shapes that specifically fit your logo or design. This is great for businesses because it allows you to customize your marketing product specifically to your needs.
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How Can Trade Show Graphics Improve Your Booth’s Appearance and Create More Leads?

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Orange County Trade Show Graphics

Stepping onto a trade show floor can be a daunting experience. Because so many businesses and organizations are trying to distinguish themselves from their competitors, the experience can lead to severe sensory overload. As someone running a booth at such an event, you therefore must consider how to make your own booth unique and appealing while avoiding overly ostentatious designs.

By working with a high-quality graphic design company, you can find such balance and help your booth make a lasting and positive impression. Remember, well-designed trade show graphics can make your booth interesting, inviting, and memorable without it being over-the-top or distracting. [Read more…]

Advertising with Custom Decals

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Custom decals are a cost-effective, simple form of advertising that is propelling many businesses to substantial growth. They can turn regular items into affordable placards for a low one-time cost. There are a number of ways that decals can help your business grow effectively with little effort and cost.

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Wayfinding Signage, Decals, and City Branding

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 Orange County Signs & Decals

Signs provide vital information to passers-by, from displaying locations, to communicating a branding concept. They can come in many different forms, with each having their own advantages. The usefulness of such signs is determined by the information that they are intended to convey.

Wayfinding signage, decals, and city branding all provide a venue for message conveyance, but are developed and employed in distinct ways that are most advantageous for their intended purpose. When used together, they can offer businesses and governmental organizations a comprehensive and effective marketing campaign.

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Vehicle Graphic Tutorial

Vehicle Graphics

Designing your first Vehicle Wrap—From Start to Finish

Getting Started

Before you dive into your first vehicle wrap design, you need to be equipped with the right software and vehicle templates in order to achieve a design that will be ready to print true to scale.

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Foam and GatorFoam Boards

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When inquiring about GatorFoam and foam boards we want to make sure that your use for these boards is appropriate.  We will help guide you through which type of board is best for your needs however the general rule is that GatorFoam is more durable and versatile than foam boards.

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Foam and Gatorfoam boards can be mounted with any type of graphic film and can be finished with any one of our laminates such as: gloss, matte, anti-scratch, lustre, and satin. We can route Gatorfoam boards to any shape you need so give us a call if you want to add some dimensions to your signage.

 

Flatbed Printing

Flatbed Printing

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When utilizing flatbed printing we must first select a substrate and then we will produce an artwork proof for your review at no charge.  Once the design and colors have been approved then we will put your artwork into production.

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There are so many options in terms of substrates and thicknesses that we recommend giving us a call so we can discuss what options will work best for your project.

Aluminum Signs

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With any order you place with us, we will create an artwork proof for your review that will not only show you the design but also the specs on your aluminum substrate so you know exactly how your aluminum sign will be.

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Aluminum sign boards vary in thickness from 0.02 to 0.1 however we offer a wide array of graphic films that can be mounted to your aluminum sign to showcase full color graphics.  In addition, you can finish off your sign with a UV laminate that comes in gloss, matte, and anti-graffiti.

Vending Machine Graphics

Vending Machine Graphics

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Vending machine graphics start with a template either providing by our clients or custom created by our graphic department. Once a template is made, we work with our clients to figure out what components of the vending machine they want customized and then it’s a matter of selecting the appropriate graphic films to complete the job.

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Nearly all components of a vending machine can be customized with print and specialty films so we suggest giving us a call to further discuss what options will work best for you.

Header System Graphics

Header System Graphics

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The first step in creating a header system is to obtain the machine’s dimensions & where the machine will be displayed.  We work within these parameters to create artwork proofs for your review and then we aid in selecting the appropriate materials based on you display needs.

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We have a wide array of substrates and graphic film so we’re confident that we’ll be able to achieve your desired look.  Please give us a call to discuss what options will work best for your header system graphics. All header system graphics can be cut into any shape & be mounted with a wide array of graphic films to achieve a spectacular custom feel.

 

Food Truck Wraps

Food Truck Graphics

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The first step in producing a food truck wrap is to create a template for your particular make and model.  Many food trucks have custom fabricated features to accommodate the kitchen however we specialize in creating templates for food trucks so we understand the intricacies in adapting artwork for your vehicle.  Once a template is made, it’s a matter of approving a design and then we can get started.

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For food truck wraps and vehicle graphics in general, we utilize 3M ControlTac which is a premium vehicle graphic film unless you have a special request.  You have the option of selecting a matte or gloss finish.