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Banner Tape Tests

Tapes are the most popular method for hemming banners and in this product review we put several banner hemming tapes to the test to find out which is the best...

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* Copyright Theft

Have you had your designs stolen?
You're not alone. It happens all to often, but all is not lost, you CAN do something about it! Read what you can do HERE.

This article has been read over 20,000 times, and many have told me of their success!


* Favourite books

Often when I go to look for something in my workshop, especially in cupboards, I tend to get side tracked when I come across a good book. I must admit, I do have a passion for books, especially books on sign painting, lettering and signage in general. To me, nothing beats coming across a little gem in a bookshop or online and I now have quite a few and really must organise them into a single collection some day. 


* Colour matching in Versaworks


Colour matching on digital printers has long been a frustrating problem. Matching Pantone colours is virtually impossible, especially with a CMYK printer. Getting close matches to a customer's company colours is often a headache too. Roland has come to the rescue with a great colour matching facility built-in to Versaworks and in this tutorial we show you how to get that perfect match every time.

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Reversed Stickers

In this tutorial I will show you how to use a Versacamm and Roland VersaWorks to create reversed window stickers on clear vinyl that are backed with white and contour cut. The same principal should apply to other printers regarding crop marks...


* Sign School - White Space and Word Shapes

Good use of white space can make the difference between a good sign and a bad one. But what is 'white space' and what makes it so important to the signmaker?

* Pricing workshop - Illuminated Dibond tray

illuminated sign tray

This workshop is for a typical sign found on most high streets or shopping malls, an illuminated 16ft x 2ft aluminium composte tray with push-through acrylic letters.

* Pricing Workshop - How long does it take to do a 2 hour job?

How long?

Strange question you may ask but with time being one of the most expensive commodities these days, do we really answer this truthfully to ourselves when pricing jobs?

* Pricing workshop - Small & medium vans - Part IV

The final part of this workshop looks at pricing small and medium vans with digital prints incorporated into the livery...

Sign gallery


Check out the Gallery for some great work by SignPig members. This truck by Bozz, is a real attention grabber...

* Sign School - Doming tutorial.

Doming not only makes decals look great, it can also be a very profitable service to add to your business. A gram of polyurethane resin can increase the value of a 25mm square decal from a few pence to a quid.

* DIY One-way vision prints.

White backed window stickers
Creating your own one-way vision graphics for applying to the inside (or outside) of a window...


* Recent Posts

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its all in the font by fellovergen
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who did this? by Russ_
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Passwords by MartinDenton
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DIY Etching a Brass Plaque

Not many of us have cnc engravers but there is another easy way to make brass plaques... by etching. You'll be amazed at just how easy it is to produce great results.



  • How do you hem banners?
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  • Dot Tape
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Pricing Workshop

Small & medium vans - Part III

These vans have a large clipart image in vinyl and more spread out lettering to help make the overall design stand out more. Offering customers a layout like this ...


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