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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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    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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      Dajackal Latest: Dx7 printhead clogged Dajackal, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:06 AM
    4. How to Questions & Answers

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    5. Industry News & Announcement

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    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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      nomadme Latest: 24" vs 30" vs 42" vs 54" cutter, help nomadme, Feb 14, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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      jimbug72 Latest: Print Estimating & Order Management Software jimbug72, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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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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      signlynx Latest: Restaurant Table Top Prints signlynx, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:44 AM
    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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      henryz Latest: Zip Change letters henryz, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:20 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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      mark-s Latest: anyone know this font!! mark-s, Jan 25, 2018
    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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      burgmurk Latest: Suggestions on this design burgmurk, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:34 PM
    5. Tips & Tricks

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      Cynosure Latest: Cutting with Flexi and Graphtec question Cynosure, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:52 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

      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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      mbonacker Latest: Net Profit Margin mbonacker, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:44 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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    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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      unclebun Latest: #alwayshandpaint unclebun, Feb 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM
    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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    13. Vehicle Wraps

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      Jester1167 Latest: Avery Cast Wrap Combo in Matte Lamination Jester1167, Feb 17, 2018 at 6:38 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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      AKwrapguy Latest: Roll-to-Roll Lamination AKwrapguy, Feb 18, 2018 at 7:45 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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      graphix45 Latest: Wholesale Screen Printer graphix45, Jan 31, 2018
    16. Labels and Decals

      Discussion of labels, decals and the dreaded "stickers".
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      Johnny Best Latest: Cost for frosted vinyl and installation. Johnny Best, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:44 PM
    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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    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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      NASIAS Latest: RICOMA EM 1010 main axis error NASIAS, Feb 14, 2018 at 2:46 AM
    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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      Sandman Latest: My Very First 3D Sign w/ the Shaper Origin Sandman, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:43 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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    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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      Rick Latest: Looking for Led suggestions Rick, Feb 18, 2018 at 5:48 PM
    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

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    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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      Billct2 Latest: In dire need for a supplier of .080 alum Billct2, Feb 17, 2018 at 2:19 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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      SignosaurusRex Latest: Font help please SignosaurusRex, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:05 PM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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      bob Latest: Corel or Adobe? bob, Feb 18, 2018 at 11:49 PM
    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

      Discuss Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files here.
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      eahicks Latest: Offshore Boat wrap designs? eahicks, Feb 6, 2018
    4. Website Design

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    5. Adobe

      Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Flash • Plug ins
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      Rick Latest: How to accomplish this with Illy? Rick, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:04 PM
    6. Corel

      CorelDraw • Photopaint • Corel Trace • Plug ins
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      mfatty500 Latest: How to get rid of Corel's pop up? mfatty500, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:47 PM
    7. Flexi

      Discuss Flexi software here.
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      bil Latest: download needed for FlexiSTARTER ValueCut bil, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:06 AM
    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

      Discussion of Gerber Omega, MacImprint and Graphix Advantage signmaking software.
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      Chasez Latest: GSP Plot 5.0 issues Chasez, Feb 14, 2018 at 2:37 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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      Fred Weiss Latest: Gerber Edge registration accuracy issues Fred Weiss, Feb 17, 2018 at 3:05 PM
    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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      timgo Latest: Summa D160R usb connection problem timgo, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:09 AM
    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      zeek Latest: Mimaki UCJV300-160 - After one week of use.. zeek, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:00 AM
    6. Mutoh

      Discussion of Mutoh printers and plotters as well as private label versions made by Mutoh.
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      SBlakey Latest: Printing the color RED....... SBlakey, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM
    7. Hewlett Packard

      Discussion of Hewlett Packard printers here.
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    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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      DSGI Latest: Profiles for Epson printers DSGI, Feb 15, 2018 at 5:24 PM
    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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      GregK Latest: Arizona 4xx service manual GregK, Feb 18, 2018 at 3:00 AM
    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      IvanDD Latest: Rastek H652 IvanDD, Feb 13, 2018 at 2:02 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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    13. Laser Cutters

      Discussion of laser cutting and engraving equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      SBlakey Latest: Cutting vertical problem. SBlakey, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:04 PM
    14. CNC Routers & Engravers

      Discussion of CNC routing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      meandmyminions Latest: Help with AXYZ Millenium Router meandmyminions, Feb 17, 2018 at 1:12 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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      SBlakey Latest: Cold vs. Hot laminators SBlakey, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:06 PM
    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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      Gino Latest: Fletcher-Terry FSC Cutter Review Gino, Dec 29, 2017
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