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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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      Signs101Admin Latest: Registration Signs101Admin, Mar 22, 2018
    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

      New to the business or thinking about jumping in? Got some basic questions? Read through here first. Please note, this is a read only forum. Newbie questions not covered here should be posted in the Newbie Forum.
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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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    6. Trade Shows

      Post Trade show events and coverage here!
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    7. New Member Introductions

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      morty87 Latest: Hello From Vancouver BC morty87, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:46 PM
    8. Newbie Forum

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      Rick Latest: Scale of Artwork for a Window Display Rick, Apr 18, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    14. Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs

      Pretty much what the forum name says.
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  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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      2CT Media Latest: UV vs Printed Vinyl Pros and Cons 2CT Media, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:08 PM
    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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      FatCat Latest: Banner / poster hanger? FatCat, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:30 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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      signgal605 Latest: Anyone Know This Font? signgal605, Apr 18, 2018 at 5:30 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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      Tim Aucoin Latest: 20th Anniversary Logo Tim Aucoin, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:05 PM
    5. Tips & Tricks

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      eahicks Latest: Printed/Plotted Vinyl Peeling Away From PVC eahicks, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:59 PM
    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

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      DerbyCitySignGuy Latest: The 50-year-old Startup DerbyCitySignGuy, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:15 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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      dogger Latest: Material Help in Canada dogger, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:54 AM
    9. Think Green!

      Discussion of green technologies and practices as related to sign making.
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      MKM Creations Latest: PE vs PVC? MKM Creations, Dec 15, 2017
    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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    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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      Karen Souza Latest: #m vinyl peeling off natural gas truck Karen Souza, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:45 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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      Pauly Latest: Ripping needed. Pauly, Apr 18, 2018 at 1:00 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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    15. Screen Printing

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    16. Labels and Decals

      Discussion of labels, decals and the dreaded "stickers".
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      The Raven Latest: printer/cutter what should i choose The Raven, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:11 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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    18. Sublimation Printing

      Discussion of sublimation printing techniques, equipment, software and materials.
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      Andy_warp Latest: greys cannot solve problem Andy_warp, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:44 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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      astro8 Latest: CNC software astro8, Apr 19, 2018 at 3:53 AM
    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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      fresh Latest: I'm looking for a pan face fabricator fresh, Apr 18, 2018 at 3:26 PM
    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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      stoliker Latest: Neo Chrome vinyl stoliker, Apr 19, 2018 at 3:49 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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      Bly Latest: Jessup Asphalt Art- Any users? Tips n Tricks? Bly, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:12 PM
    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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      eahicks Latest: Stencil font on missle eahicks, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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      ColorCrest Latest: Anyone unhappy with Cyrious? ColorCrest, Apr 14, 2018 at 3:21 PM
    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

      Discuss Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files here.
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      autoexebat Latest: Snowmobile Templates autoexebat, Apr 4, 2018
    4. Website Design

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    5. Adobe

      Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Flash • Plug ins
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      Bobby H Latest: Different CMYK values for one Pantone-color Bobby H, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:52 AM
    6. Corel

      CorelDraw • Photopaint • Corel Trace • Plug ins
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      WildWestDesigns Latest: Corel Draw X8 2 Error Messages WildWestDesigns, Apr 16, 2018 at 9:56 PM
    7. Flexi

      Discuss Flexi software here.
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      Cori Ann Lund Latest: 10.5 Cori Ann Lund, Apr 18, 2018 at 9:36 AM
    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

      Discussion of Gerber Omega, MacImprint and Graphix Advantage signmaking software.
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      brycesteiner Latest: Print sooler brycesteiner, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:36 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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      AKwrapguy Latest: Printing Neon colors AKwrapguy, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:21 PM
  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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    2. Graphtec

      Discussion of Graphtec plotters, printers and print & cut systems.
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    3. Roland

      Discuss Roland equipment here.
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    4. Summa

      Discuss Summa vinyl cutters here.
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    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      L.D Latest: JV33 Print Head error L.D, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:52 PM
    6. Mutoh

      Discussion of Mutoh printers and plotters as well as private label versions made by Mutoh.
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    7. Hewlett Packard

      Discussion of Hewlett Packard printers here.
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      visualeyez Latest: HP Latex and sticker printing visualeyez, Apr 18, 2018 at 5:29 AM
    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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      Snydo Latest: S80600 feed issues Snydo, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:46 AM
    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      tbaker Latest: Vutek color swith tbaker, Apr 5, 2018
    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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    13. Laser Cutters

      Discussion of laser cutting and engraving equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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    14. CNC Routers & Engravers

      Discussion of CNC routing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      JBurton Latest: CNC cutter egly edges in ACP JBurton, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:20 PM
    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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    17. Computer Hardware

      Discussion of anything relating to computer hardware.
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      bannertime Latest: Monitor for RIP and Design? bannertime, Mar 29, 2018
    18. Miscellaneous Hardware

      Discussion of any hardware not covered by other categories. Application tools, laminators, shop tools, etc.
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      Rocco G Latest: Not sure what u call this piece Rocco G, Apr 16, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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      PureMediaSigns Latest: POLE STRAPPING KIT PureMediaSigns, Apr 18, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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