Sign & Digital Graphics

April '19

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54 • April 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS Today's magnetic media comes in thinner options making it compatible with more equipment like this latex printer. (Image courtesy of Magnet Source) ditional two-step process of printing on another substrate, such as vinyl, and then laminating it to the magnet." With the advancements that are being made, Reierson believes that the "market demand for magnets in multiple applica- tions has forced many printer manufac- turers to now feature magnet profiles in their standard offering." Elements of Printing Looking around to take notice of magnet projects, many will notice that vehicle signage is a popular application. Others uses include P.O.P. and retail signs, menu boards, calendars, labels and even business cards. All of these projects come together through the right design, print- ing and handling processes. Let's take a look at each component individually. Printers and Ink "The type of printer a shop plans on using will determine if they can print on magnetized material," explains Menard. "Some printers cannot run magnetized material and will need an unmagnetized magnet. The magnetization process would occur post-print using a magne- With technological advancements in magnets, sign shops can be creative to design attention- getting artwork. (Image courtesy of Magnet Source)

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