Americans entered the new year seeing something they hadn’t seen in six years: oil prices below $50 a barrel. And the drop has been a dramatic one. It was just in June when oil was $105 a barrel. Recently it hit below $49. Drivers are the big beneficiaries, watching the price at the pump drop…Details
Selecting the proper fabric is crucial to any successful wide-format outdoor textile-printing project, but with the plethora of inks and textile fabrics on the market today—all with different properties—it is essential to select the right combination based on the application. Choose Durable Materials—When selecting fabric for banners and flags, it is important to look for…Details
Matte wraps have now become common, but can be difficult to clean and problematic to care for. This video shows how to properly maintain a matte wrap to ensure that it stays looking good for the maximum amount of time.
FDC Graphic Films, Inc. now has swatch palettes for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW available for download. The swatches provide an accurate representation of what the films will look like in real life, and they will help designers plan their graphics out in advance. Swatches are available on FDC’s website at www.fdcfilms.com/resources/color-palettes in a zipped file.…Details
Gerber HP Series 280i Plus is a high performance reflective film made exclusively for Gerber by 3M™. Series 280i Plus is durable and dimensionally stable with a clear, pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to withstand a variety of severe weather and handling conditions. It is available in white only on a 78-lb, double-sided, poly-coated liner. Series 280i…Details
We do a lot of vehicle wrap work in our shop, and over the years we’ve discovered a lot of cool little tips and tricks that have improved the wrapping process in one way or another. Here are some tips for trimming out your next wrap job. Trim Carefully—The finish work on the wrap…Details
Digital billboards don’t just look nice—they do an effective job of getting a message across. Those were the findings a recent study conducted by the research firm Nielsen, which surveyed more than 1,200 drivers in five major U.S. cities who say they have driven on a roadway in the past month that features digital billboards.…Details