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UV vs Screen vs Offset Printing Signage 101

Giving you the highest-quality and most professional-looking sign is our highest priority here at Signs.com. Not only do we offer incredible materials to print your design on, we also have chosen the best printing methods to make your design as vibrant and long lasting as possible. The advantages of different printing styles allow for customizable printing for any type of material, purpose, and size.

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UV Ink Toner Solvent Ink Signage 101

UV Ink vs Solvent Ink vs Toner Signage 101

Giving your sign a lasting, eye-catching design is a top priority for us at Signs.com. To assist in fulfilling your design desires, we incorporate specialized ink to create visually stunning signs. Ink is more complex than it may seem; inks come in either a solid, powder, or aqueous (liquid) form. You’re most likely familiar with the liquid form of ink, which is found in pens and consumer-based inkjet printers. The solid or paste inks are typically found in industrial UV printers. Powder based inks, also known as toner, are used in consumer and industrial laser printers.

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Aluminum Signs: Standard vs Brushed vs Reflective

Aluminum is one of our most versatile and duable signage materials available. With its durability comes a professional appearance that makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor signs. In addition to our standard aluminum, we also offer brushed aluminum and reflective aluminum to add variety and versatility to your signage needs. Understanding the difference between our standard aluminum, brushed aluminum, and reflective aluminum will help you pick the material that best satisfies your signage needs. We’ve assembled a list of these different types of aluminum with their common uses and comparisons between them to simplify your search for the perfect aluminum sign.

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Contour vs Halo vs Die Cut Signage 101

The printing industry is full of techniques and tricks to help create unique, one-of-a-kind products. At Signs.com, we implement special cutting techniques in our printing production process to produce your signs to your exact specifications. If you’re looking to deviate from a standard rectangle or square sign, we provide contour and halo cut options on many of our custom signs which allow you to customize your sign shape to the way you want it. Knowing the difference between these two options will allow you to create a sign that works for your needs.  We’ll also highlight a unique cut, known as die cutting, which is also widely used within the printing industry.

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Foamboard vs Gatorboard vs Falconboard Signage 101

Business and consumer-friendly signage is what we excel in. To help simplify your display needs, we provide inexpensive, foam-based signs that make for an excellent product for signs, presentations, and storefront displays. Foam board (also known as foam core) and gatorboard (also referred to as gatorfoam) are both viable signage solutions that excel in lightweight versatility. Though both are comprised of a foam core, there are distinct differences between foam board and gatorboard. We’ll also compare how these two foam signs match up with another lightweight sign option called falconboard.

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Clear vs Frosted vs Milky Acrylic Signage 101

 

At Signs.com we offer a variety of signage solutions to enhance your business or home. One such product, our clear acrylic signs, bring a professional look for your display needs. We’re often asked how our clear acrylic differs from frosted acrylic and milky acrylic signs and which is the better option. Though we don’t currently offer frosted acrylic or milky acrylic on our site, we get plenty of requests to provide them as an option to our clear acrylic sign. As such, we’ve outlined not only these different types of acrylic but some alternative options to achieve the similar appearances. Knowing the difference between these acrylics can help you decide which will be the best for you.

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Bleed Basics Signage 101

At Signs.com we offer an online design tool to help you create your custom sign. Our tool has advanced options to help make your sign the highest quality and most visually appealing product possible. Knowing how to utilize these advanced options will ensure that your sign is printed correctly to your specifications, avoiding any errors in the production process.

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Signage 101 – Vinyl Lettering vs Clear Window Decals

At Signs.com, we offer many products for dressing up your windows or storefronts. Two of our most popular products are clear window decals and cut vinyl lettering. While both look great on a window, it’s important to understand some major differences in the products. Knowing the differences between these two very similar products can make choosing the material that’s right for you a breeze.

 

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