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  1. General Topics • Open to All Members

    Discussion forums not related to sign making. Open to all members and visitors.
    1. Site Rules, Policies & Etiquette

      Rules, policies and etiquette for all members. Please read this before posting. Please note, this is a read only forum. Admins only may post new threads and no replies are allowed.
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    2. Signs101 Website News

      News pertaining to the operation of signs101 only.
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    3. General Chit-Chat

      Discussion of anything not related to signmaking. Humor is okay but PLEASE, no profanity, items in bad taste, religious or political topics. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    4. How to Questions & Answers

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    5. Industry News & Announcement

      Announcements of new products and services by our Merchant Members. This forum is a read only forum that is viewable by all members and visitors. No replies are allowed.
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      Signs101Admin Latest: 2017 SGIA Expo Signs101Admin, Aug 17, 2017
    6. Trade Shows

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      Aeon Latest: Best trade show vendors? Aeon, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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      Big_Pine Latest: Introduction to West Palm Beach Signs Big_Pine, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:59 PM
    8. Newbie Forum

      Newbie to the forum post here for general questions if you have specific questions than fit a category post there instead.
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    14. Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs

      Pretty much what the forum name says.
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      PrintTrader Latest: daily lol PrintTrader, Aug 7, 2017
  2. SIGN MAKING • Open to All Members

    Discussion forums related to sign making. Open to all members and visitors.
    1. General Signmaking Topics

      Discuss General Signmaking Topics here.
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    2. Product and Supplier Referrals

      Requests for recommendations of where to buy a product or find a supplier. Not to be used for self recommendation unless you are a Merchant Member. Viewable by logged in members only.
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      Johnny Best Latest: Cheap semi gloss / gloss 8.5" x 11" Flyers Johnny Best, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    3. Logo Design

      Post logo designs for objective critique by members. It is highly recommended that you post what you have done already. Asking for ideas without first making your own effort will not get you as many replies. Viewable by all members. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      myront Latest: banner hem with rounded corners myront, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM
    4. Designs & Layouts

      Post layout or non-logo designs for objective critique by members. It is highly recommended that you post what you have done already. Asking for ideas without first making your own effort will not get you as many replies. Viewable by all members. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      shoresigns Latest: Font peculiarity shoresigns, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:42 PM
    5. Tips & Tricks

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    6. Portfolio Board

      Show off PICS of your work. Show us the steps in creating it. Viewable by all members. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    7. Business Management

      Use this forum to talk about business management, accounting, etc. Viewable by all members. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      dgerb Latest: Trademark Filing services dgerb, Sep 14, 2017 at 5:21 PM
    8. Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.

      Use this forum to talk about the business of sign making. How to grow your business and how to help your bottom line. Viewable by all members. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      TXFB.INS Latest: Cheyenne Cargo Trailer Wrap? TXFB.INS, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:31 PM
    9. Think Green!

      Discussion of green technologies and practices as related to sign making.
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    10. Hand Made Signs

      Discussion of signage done entirely or primarily by hand including painted, carved, air brushed, gold leaf, and other specialties. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      Gino Latest: Screws in Enamel Paint Can Lids Gino, Sep 4, 2017
    11. Digital Printing

      Discussion of wide format digital printing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    12. Vehicle Graphics

      Discussion of vehicle graphics other than wraps. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      printhog Latest: Material Issue? printhog, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:40 PM
    13. Vehicle Wraps

      Discussion of vehicle wraps. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      WB Latest: 25' x 40' Brick Wall WB, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:01 PM
    14. Installation Equipment & Techniques

      Discussion of installation equipment and techniques etc. from major signage to vehicle wraps to general signage. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      WB Latest: Standoffs for clear acrylic signs WB, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:28 PM
    15. Screen Printing

      Discussion of screen printing. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      rjssigns Latest: Seasonal Business rjssigns, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:22 PM
    16. Labels and Decals

      Discussion of labels, decals and the dreaded "stickers".
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      ikarasu Latest: Full depth pop-out stickers/Graphtec ikarasu, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:20 AM
    17. Printwear

      Discussion of garment printing in all its many forms. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      AntCarter Latest: PoliPrintables from Specialty Materials AntCarter, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:53 PM
    18. Sublimation Printing

      Discussion of sublimation printing techniques, equipment, software and materials.
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      Sunney Latest: Wide Format Sublimation Printers Sunney, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:11 PM
    19. Embroidery

      Discussion of embroidery equipment, software, materials and techniques used in creating embroidered graphics. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    20. Dimensional Signs

      Discussion of sandblasting, CNC routing, engraving and other techniques used in creating dimensional signs. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      geb Latest: routed signs and water base paint geb, Sep 1, 2017
    21. 3D Modeling

      Discussion of hardware, software and techniques in 3D modeling.
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      MoultrieMade Latest: Aspire 3D Software help MoultrieMade, Jul 26, 2017
    22. Electric Signs & Channel Letters

      Discussion of electric signs and channel letters. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    23. LEDs and Neon

      Discussion of LEDs and neon topics. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    24. Promotional Products

      Discussion of promotional products, ad specialties, awards, recognition, trophies, etc. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    25. Vinyl

      Discussion of vinyl topics. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      wrappin Latest: Printed Vinyl wrappin, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:19 PM
    26. Materials

      Discussion of the various materials from which we make sign letters, shapes and substrates. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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    27. Classroom Assignments

      Contests and projects aimed at improving your design and sign making skills.
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  3. Merchant Member Directory

    Directory of Merchant Members whose support & participation helps make Signs 101 possible. Merchant Members only may post their own listings. This section is for listings only. Ads should be placed in categories for ads. No replies are permitted.
    1. MM Directory • Equipment Manufacturers and Distrib

      Merchant Members whose primary business is the manufacture or sale of equipment for sign making.
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    2. MM Directory • Fonts • Digital Art • Clip Art • Te

      Merchant Members whose primary business is developing and publishing fonts, digital art, clip art or templates for sign companies.
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    3. MM Directory • Miscellaneous

      Merchant Members whose primary business is in providing miscellaneous products or services to sign companies.
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    4. MM Directory • Outsource Services

      Merchant Members whose primary business is in providing wholesale outsourcing services to sign companies.
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    5. MM Directory • Supply Manufacturers and Distributo

      Merchant Members whose primary business is the manufacture, distribution or sale of supplies for sign making.
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    6. MM Directory • Software Publishers and Distributor

      Merchant Members whose primary business is the publication, sale or distribution of software.
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      Sidney Latest: GraphixCALC Pro Sign Estimator Sidney, Oct 28, 2014
  4. SOFTWARE • Open to All Members

    Discussion forums related to sign making, illustration, and other software of interest to members. Open to all members and visitors. You must be a registered member to post, view pictures or use the search engine.
    1. Fonts and Typography

      Post Fonts and Typography here.
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      mark-s Latest: Font ID Help mark-s, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:48 PM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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      radelta1 Latest: Shopvox Vs Corebridge radelta1, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

      Discuss Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files here.
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      Tattoosleeve Latest: Snowmobile Templates Tattoosleeve, Sep 15, 2017 at 5:52 PM
    4. Website Design

      Discussion of both member websites and website design in general. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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      GB2 Latest: Squarespace question GB2, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:56 AM
    5. Adobe

      Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Flash • Plug ins
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      Cyclynn Latest: cut lines Cyclynn, Aug 18, 2017
    6. Corel

      CorelDraw • Photopaint • Corel Trace • Plug ins
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      JoySigns Latest: Fonts suddenly not showing up on CoreldrawX7 JoySigns, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM
    7. Flexi

      Discuss Flexi software here.
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      Hog Wild graphics Latest: Flexi problem Hog Wild graphics, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:32 PM
    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

      Discussion of Gerber Omega, MacImprint and Graphix Advantage signmaking software.
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      Billct2 Latest: Strange Edge issue today Billct2, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:51 PM
    9. Signlab

      Discussion of Signlab signmaking software.
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    10. RIP Software & Color Management

      Discussion of all brands of RIP software, color management and other color printing issues. Viewable by all members and visitors. For privacy, often better information, and access to archived threads, join our Premium Forums. Click for Subscription Information.
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  5. SIGN EQUIPMENT & HARDWARE • Open to All Members

    Discussion forums related to sign making hardware. Open to all members and visitors.
    1. Gerber

      Discussion of Gerber Edge, plotters, printers and Print & Cut systems.
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      FunkotronXL Latest: Gerber Plotter w/ UV LED Printing FunkotronXL, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:55 PM
    2. Graphtec

      Discussion of Graphtec plotters, printers and print & cut systems.
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      JulieS Latest: FC8000-130 not cutting through in center JulieS, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:09 AM
    3. Roland

      Discuss Roland equipment here.
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    4. Summa

      Discuss Summa vinyl cutters here.
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      Summa America Support Latest: Summa D60 offset problem? Summa America Support, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:19 PM
    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      ulises_grip Latest: mimaki nozzles distorted test print ulises_grip, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:06 PM
    6. Mutoh

      Discussion of Mutoh printers and plotters as well as private label versions made by Mutoh.
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      printimage Latest: vj1204 heater control board printimage, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:09 AM
    7. Hewlett Packard

      Discussion of Hewlett Packard printers here.
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      Bly Latest: New Media Optimized for Tiling Bly, Sep 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM
    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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      lainke Latest: Transporting Sc30600 lainke, Sep 20, 2017 at 6:56 AM
    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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      ikarasu Latest: Avoiding Full Bleed Printing on FB750 Belt ikarasu, Sep 20, 2017 at 7:43 PM
    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      Outputtech75a Latest: CET USERS Talk to Me. Outputtech75a, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:04 PM
    11. Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems

      Discussion of print & cut systems not covered by another category.
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    12. Miscellaneous Plotters

      Discussion of plotters not covered by another category.
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      Darryn Latest: Allen Datagraph Darryn, Sep 9, 2017
    13. Laser Cutters

      Discussion of laser cutting and engraving equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      DerbyCitySignGuy Latest: Boss Laser DerbyCitySignGuy, Sep 6, 2017
    14. CNC Routers & Engravers

      Discussion of CNC routing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      billsines Latest: EMS 606PC3 problems billsines, Sep 12, 2017
    15. CNC Plasma Cutting

      Discuss CNC Plasma cutting here.
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    16. Laminators

      Discussion of Any Brand of Laminator.
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      T_K Latest: Throw away laminator T_K, Sep 13, 2017
    17. Computer Hardware

      Discussion of anything relating to computer hardware.
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    18. Miscellaneous Hardware

      Discussion of any hardware not covered by other categories. Application tools, laminators, shop tools, etc.
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      CreativeCreationGraphics Latest: Selling a Wacom Intuos4 XL CreativeCreationGraphics, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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      FabSigns Latest: Brother GT-381 FabSigns, Aug 12, 2017
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      Posting of For Sale classified ads is restricted to Admins, Premium Members and Merchant Members. All other ad categories are open to all members. Click for Subscription Information. Classified ads are viewable by all members and visitors. No replies are allowed so advertisers are advised to include contact information for questions and additional information. Interested parties should contact the advertiser by private message, email or telephone.
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