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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 • G R A P H I C S P R O 1 1 "You can pop it onto a window and put the graphic there, even though it's not metal," Macias adds. "It allows you to align the sign on the window, so when you install it, you don't expose the sticky part of the vinyl. at creates a lot of static when you release the lining on the back of the vinyl, which can drag over particles in the air. If you can control the vinyl; it makes the release job much easier." Yellotools offers additional tools to ease the signage production process, such as 84 different squeegees in eight different shapes and a variety of sizes and flexibility ratings. e TimberMaxx Floor Flexi is a squeegee made from wood that's larger in size than the typical squeegee and can include the addition of an extension pole attachment for floor installs. One of Yellotools' biggest sellers is the SpeedClip, a C-shaped plastic clip that replaces tape or rubber bands to hold rolls of vinyl in place. "It's so basic and so perfect as long as it's made with a nice quality plastic," Macias says, explaining that other clips will break if bent too far. "An inexpensive tool is the most expen- sive tool you'll use over time. … (e clip) is a tool you'll never have to buy again." Another helpful tool is a cutting mat, a better surface for cut- ting out vinyl graphics than glass or wood since it will not get " F570 sublimation printer. It allowed me to do larger and more prints at the same time." — Ervin Richards, Richards Sportingwear One of Yellotools' biggest sellers is Speedclips, C-shaped plastic clips that help hold vinyl rolls in place. (Image courtesy Yellotools) A cutting mat that provides a smooth, clean surface for cutting vinyl graphics. (Image courtesy Yellotools) The Epson GO Transfer Mate DTF/DTG Kit features an eco- solvent printer for direct-to-film and direct-to-garment printing jobs. (Image courtesy Graphics One) (Image courtesy Johnson Plastics Plus) What's your favorite shop tool?

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