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    1. General Signmaking Topics

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      Signchief Latest: Material Id - Frosted / Opaque Film Signchief, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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      BigfishDM Latest: Anatomy Of Vinyl Banners... BigfishDM, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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      SignosaurusRex Latest: Liver Of Sulfur For Darkening Copper SignosaurusRex, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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      WalkerP Latest: Roland Sp 300v M/y Print Head Not Printing? WalkerP, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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      heyskull Latest: 3m 1080 Series Standard heyskull, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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      Starter Latest: Nightmare....glue...help Starter, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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      sign girl Latest: Banner fixation idea 48'x4' sign girl, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    10. Labels and Decals

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      bilge Latest: Best Printer For Indoor Vinyl bilge, Feb 17, 2017 at 5:11 AM
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    12. Sublimation Printing

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    14. Dimensional Signs

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      Marlene Latest: Alternative To Gemini? Marlene, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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      lbpalm Latest: A render I found... lbpalm, Jan 27, 2017
    16. Electric Signs & Channel Letters

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      AKwrapguy Latest: Need Help With Idea AKwrapguy, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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      RustyW51 Latest: Custom Feather Flags RustyW51, Feb 10, 2017
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      Signchief Latest: Flexisign Scaling Problem Signchief, Feb 13, 2017
    20. Materials

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      BigfishDM Latest: Looking For Poster Material Recommendation BigfishDM, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
    21. Classroom Assignments

      Contests and projects aimed at improving your design and sign making skills.
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      toodark Latest: Race Car Design Challenge toodark, Jan 11, 2016
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      Sidney Latest: GraphixCALC Pro Sign Estimator Sidney, Oct 28, 2014
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      Techno Print Latest: Font Help .....thank You Techno Print, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

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      signwizz Latest: Ps4 Controller Template signwizz, Feb 2, 2017
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    5. Adobe

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      DoubleDiamond Latest: Cutline Issue DoubleDiamond, Feb 18, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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      Roto Latest: Logo Reproduction Roto, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:09 AM
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    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

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      Browner Latest: Create Shipping Label In Omega Browner, Feb 16, 2017 at 2:12 AM
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      JR's Latest: Signlab 10 Clip Art Manager? JR's, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM
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    1. Gerber

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      phototec Latest: Graphtec CE6000-60 service manual? phototec, Feb 19, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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      jeekflit Latest: Vs640 Ink Clogged After One Print jeekflit, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:09 AM
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      TomK Latest: Hp Latex, Production Manager, Summa And Barcodes TomK, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:56 AM
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      TheSFG Latest: Cg130 Srii Issues TheSFG, Feb 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM
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      BigfishDM Latest: New HP Latex Printer Model BigfishDM, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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      datoshway Latest: I'm an Epson printer field technician. AMA datoshway, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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      LFC911 Latest: Humidifier? LFC911, Feb 21, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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      ProColorGraphics Latest: Need help for Fuji acuity 1600 led ink ProColorGraphics, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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      thomlov Latest: Cutting Through Scrim? thomlov, Feb 21, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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      Guimb0 Latest: Looking To Use Cutting Plotter Guimb0, Feb 14, 2017
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      Fernando Chavez Latest: Gerber vs MultiCam vs Colex Fernando Chavez, Feb 19, 2017 at 1:30 AM
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      nikdoobs Latest: How Do I Achieve This Textured Look? nikdoobs, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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      nldixon Latest: Artic Gbc Laminator Problem nldixon, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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      Red Kopite Latest: Seiko 64s Service Manual Red Kopite, Jan 20, 2017
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      Signs101Admin Latest: Post Testing forum Signs101Admin, Nov 22, 2016
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