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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

      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

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      Modern Ink Signs Latest: New To Digital Printing And New Here Modern Ink Signs, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:02 AM
    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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      Johnny Best Latest: Do You Charge for Art Clean up? Johnny Best, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    10. Polls

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      Tomas Trane Latest: Cutter not responding Tomas Trane, Jul 17, 2017
    11. Videos

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      GTracer Latest: Creating vector clip art from internet graphics GTracer, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    13. Vendor Shout Out

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      300mphGraphics Latest: Thank you SIGNBURST! 300mphGraphics, Jun 21, 2017
    14. Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs

      Pretty much what the forum name says.
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      Signa33 Latest: Fun at the shop Signa33, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:14 AM
  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: Vendor Needed Johnny Best, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM
    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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      Fred Weiss Latest: Find This Font? Fred Weiss, Jul 21, 2017 at 3:14 AM
    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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    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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      nikdoobs Latest: 1998 Civic Wrap in 3m Dark Satin Grey nikdoobs, Jul 20, 2017 at 9:21 PM
    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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      StarSign Latest: How do you pay yourself? StarSign, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:34 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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    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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    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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      IslandSignWorks Latest: Best unlaminated vinyl for wraps IslandSignWorks, Jul 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM
    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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      MikePro Latest: Cut Work Table or Rollsroller? MikePro, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM
    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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    16. Labels and Decals

      Discussion of labels, decals and the dreaded "stickers".
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      S'N'S Latest: Ride The Champion Artwork S'N'S, Jul 19, 2017
    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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    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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      Aflac Latest: Need New Vendor for Acrylic/Foam Letters Aflac, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:28 PM
    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 at 9:44 AM
    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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      GaSouthpaw Latest: Custom Feather Flags GaSouthpaw, Jun 2, 2017
    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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    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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      Fuel Media Latest: Corrugated Football Helmet Signs Fuel Media, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:37 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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      Finishline Signs Latest: Font Help Finishline Signs, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:16 AM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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      WildWestDesigns Latest: Cutting software WildWestDesigns, Jul 22, 2017 at 1:43 PM
    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

      Discuss Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files here.
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      ChicagoGraphics Latest: Wondering what this art work is called ChicagoGraphics, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:35 AM
    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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      FireSprint Latest: Squarespace question FireSprint, Jul 24, 2017 at 2:50 PM
    5. Adobe

      Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Flash • Plug ins
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    6. Corel

      CorelDraw • Photopaint • Corel Trace • Plug ins
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      myront Latest: Coreldraw, Finecut Contour? myront, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:07 PM
    7. Flexi

      Discuss Flexi software here.
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    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

      Discussion of Gerber Omega, MacImprint and Graphix Advantage signmaking software.
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    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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      ams Latest: Versaworks not deleting jobs! ams, Jul 25, 2017 at 7:42 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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      Rusty B Latest: Print Issue with Gerber Edge Rusty B, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM
    2. Graphtec

      Discussion of Graphtec plotters, printers and print & cut systems.
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      EZ Ink Latest: Graphtec CE 6000 60 EZ Ink, Jul 11, 2017
    3. Roland

      Discuss Roland equipment here.
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      timgo Latest: Getting an old Camm-1 CX-24 to work timgo, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:42 AM
    4. Summa

      Discuss Summa vinyl cutters here.
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    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      bjt140 Latest: JFX200 Service Warranty bjt140, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:09 PM
    6. Mutoh

      Discussion of Mutoh printers and plotters as well as private label versions made by Mutoh.
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      VanderJ Latest: menu loss VanderJ, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:41 PM
    7. Hewlett Packard

      Discussion of Hewlett Packard printers here.
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      jayhawksigns Latest: HP Service?!? Latex 360 jayhawksigns, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:37 AM
    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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      Modern Ink Signs Latest: GS6000 Inconsistent Color Modern Ink Signs, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:40 AM
    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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      boxerbay Latest: Does Roll to Roll UV Printer Need Ionizer Bar? boxerbay, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:39 AM
    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      ezequiel Latest: britomatics kingfisher ezequiel, Jul 24, 2017 at 7:25 PM
    11. Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems

      Discussion of print & cut systems not covered by another category.
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      rjssigns Latest: Best printer rjssigns, Jun 19, 2017
    12. Miscellaneous Plotters

      Discussion of plotters not covered by another category.
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      waximoff Latest: Vinyl Express Q42 plotter issue waximoff, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:41 AM
    13. Laser Cutters

      Discussion of laser cutting and engraving equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      StevenGC Latest: Gerber vs MultiCam vs Colex StevenGC, Mar 25, 2017
    14. CNC Routers & Engravers

      Discussion of CNC routing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      Patchworks Latest: Kongsberg X gone crazy. (Kisscut Tool) Patchworks, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:18 AM
    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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      bob Latest: Where can I get Enduralam 2 parts bob, Jul 19, 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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