Sign & Digital Graphics

December '19

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48 • December 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S WRAPS DIGITAL GRAPHICS A s with any printing project, it still comes down to choosing the right tools for the right job. This is especially true when working with vinyl media. Over the years, vinyl has proven to be the Swiss army knife in the signage and vehicle wrap worlds. However, selecting the proper vinyl is crucial to any suc- cessful wide-format signage printing job, especially considering the plethora of applications and printing methods that are available. With so many media and inks to choose from and with all different prop- erties, it is essential to select the right combination dependent on your applica- tion. To ensure optimal print quality, all stages of the production process must be met and properly researched. For this article, Sign & Digital Graphics examines trends in the vinyl market and the best ways to pick the right media for a specific job. Today many manufacturers VERSATILE VINYL What to look for when selecting the perfect vinyl for that job B Y B I L L S C H I F F N E R Bill Schiffner is a freelance writer/editor based in Holbrook, New York. He has covered the imaging industry for 29 years and has reported on many evolving digital imaging technologies including wide-format printing and newer electronic digital signage. He was the editor for a number of imaging publications and websites. He can be reached at Completed renovations at Commodore John Rogers Elementary School feature wildlife wall graphics printed on 3M Controltac Print Film 40C and installed by Signs by Tomorrow. Image courtesy of 3M and Signs by Tomorrow. P R I N T I N G M A T E R I A L S

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