Sign & Digital Graphics

September '19

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2 • September 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 - V O L U M E 3 3 , N O . 1 2 Contents 6 Vital Signs How far can textiles take you? By Matt Dixon 8 In the Trenches First commandment By Rick Williams 80 Chat with Matt An interview with Troy Downey By Matt Dixon ARCHITECTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPLAY Covering dimensional lettering, routing, sandblasting, engrav- ing and fabrication for architectural signage, wayfinding, ADA, temporary signage systems for P.O.P, retail, display, banners, trade shows and more. 14 Perfect Targets for Your Laser Engraver Lasers offer many options in multiple markets By Shelley Widhalm 20 Creating Awnings Awnings offer signage, weather protection benefits By Shelley Widhalm 26 Shop Talk Wall of honor By Rick Williams PRINTING AND FINISHING Covering the latest in digital printing, media, ink and finishing for banners, backlits, graphics and more. 33 Printing Fabric Banners Increasing margins on a popular product By Paula Aven Gladych 38 2019 Vinyl Cutter and Plotter Update Information on today's top machines 44 Fabric Event Displays Taking advantage of fabric's versatility By Alex Frederick 48 Getting Equipped for the Textile Market What to look for in a digital textile printer By Ginny Mumm WRAPS Covering the tools and techniques for creating, installing and selling vinyl wraps. 54 In a Rough Spot Working with films specifically for hard-to-stick surfaces By Andy Stonehouse ©2019 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. Sign & Digital Graphics (ISSN 2158-1533) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424, Fax (303) 469-5730. Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Sign & Digital Graphics, PO Box 460794, Escondido, CA 92046-0794. All items submitted to Sign & Digital Graphics become the sole property of Sign & Digital Graphics and National Business Media, Inc. and cannot be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed advertisements in Sign & Digital Graphics. Opinions expressed in Sign & Digital Graphics may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, pictures and manuscripts welcome. Page 54 Page 20 DIGITAL GRAPHICSL DIGITAL GRAPHICSL

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