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Signage 101 – Inside Glass Decals

The peel-and-stick motion of a window decal is satisfyingly simple. Choosing how to display a clear window decal or static cling, on the other hand, might not be as simple. The question is: should you go with inside glass or standard decals? It may seem self explanatory as to what an inside glass window decal offers but, there’s far more to its design and placement than meets the eye. In this post we’ll take a look at the different considerations when choosing between inside glass and standard decals as well as a handful of other important things to know so that you can get the right type of decal for your business or other use.

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Signage 101 – Giant Check Uses

We know you’ve seen a giant check at some point in your life, whether at a charity event, public donation, or on a Publishers Clearing House giveaway. There are countless ways to utilize an oversized check, so we’ve put together a list of 10 common (and some uncommon) ways to maximize their functionality.

 

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Vinyl Lettering vs Wall Decals – Signage 101

A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated. Ditch the messy paint and wallpaper and switch to our easy-to-apply vinyl letters or custom wall decals. We want to make decorating your walls in your business, office, or home a pain-free process. Knowing the difference between our vinyl lettering and custom wall decals will help you create the perfect wall display that will surely impress your customers or friends. Though similar in application, these two products differ in a few important ways. We’ve outlined these in the separate sections below.

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Table Cover Comparison – Signage 101

Looking to deck out a table for your next trade show or event? We’ve got you covered – literally!

 

Tablecloths, stretch table covers, table throws, table runners, and so on. There are numerous products out there to cover a table but, are they all the same thing? Does it matter which one you use? What are the pros and cons of each one?

 

We’re going to focus on the three most popular table covers in the industry: table throws, table runners, and stretch table covers. We’ll take a look at the features of each unique product, showing you the many ways you can make your table an effective marketing tool.

 

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Signage 101 – Letter Height Visibility

Letter sizing matters! It’s an often overlooked aspect of creating custom signs, but letter size is one of the most important features to consider when designing a sign. Letter size (also referred to as letter height) will determine from how far away your message can be read. Lettering that is too small or too big will affect how the quality of your sign, so it’s crucial to know what letter height works best for a particular viewing distance. We’ve compiled a list of key features of lettering – including font size, color, type, sign placement, and lighting conditions –  that you should pay attention to when designing your sign.

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How To Clean Metal Prints – Signage 101

Handling or hanging a custom metal photo print can result in unwanted fingerprints or smudges. Keeping a metal print clean and free of smudges, fingerprints, and dirt is important in maintaining the crisp image of the photo. There are a few ways in which you can clean the surface of a metal print without fear of damaging your print in any way – all of which are inexpensive and time friendly.

 

Let’s walk through your options of how to clean a metal print to get rid of those pesky fingerprints or smudges while not damaging the actual print.

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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 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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