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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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      KMC Latest: Yes, people are really like that... KMC, Jun 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM
    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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    6. Trade Shows

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      The Big Squeegee Latest: Hello from San Francisco, Cali The Big Squeegee, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:23 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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    9. Network Registry • Open to All Members

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    11. Videos

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      Texas_Signmaker Latest: Yellotools Demo Videos Texas_Signmaker, May 16, 2018
    12. Member Shout Out

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    14. Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs

      Pretty much what the forum name says.
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      Gene@mpls Latest: best sign related injury :) Gene@mpls, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  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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      bannertime Latest: Looking for vector lake maps bannertime, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:24 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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      Billct2 Latest: Hp Designjet ink. Where can I get it now?? Billct2, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:24 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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      TimToad Latest: Suggestions TimToad, Jun 13, 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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      James Chrimes Latest: 2019 Jeep Cherokee Hood Decal Template James Chrimes, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    5. Tips & Tricks

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      equippaint Latest: Large Corner Rounder? equippaint, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:13 AM
    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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      cwade440 Latest: Branching out into the consumer market cwade440, Jun 15, 2018 at 2:02 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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      TimToad Latest: Employees on Cell Phones TimToad, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:39 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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      HHSignSupply Latest: 20% OFF ORACAL DIGITAL MEDIA UNTIL 6/30/18 HHSignSupply, Jun 18, 2018 at 8:23 PM
    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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      Blaster Latest: HP Durable Backlit Fabric Blaster, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM
    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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      LGud Latest: Wrapping a green John Deere Gator LGud, Jun 20, 2018 at 3:52 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

      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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      Breezy85 Latest: Perforation Cutting Breezy85, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:28 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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      WB Latest: Storing hoops. WB, Jun 17, 2018 at 9:32 PM
    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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      3Dsigns Latest: Routed woodgrain 3Dsigns, Jun 13, 2018
    21. 3D Modeling

      Discussion of hardware, software and techniques in 3D modeling.
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      AKwrapguy Latest: 3d background... learning 2d AKwrapguy, May 31, 2018
    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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      mosignman Latest: Leading Edge Displays EMC mosignman, May 30, 2018
    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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      Texas_Signmaker Latest: Air bubbles 6 months later... Texas_Signmaker, Jun 16, 2018 at 9:59 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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      signbrad Latest: Large Panels for Backlit sign signbrad, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:17 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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      Signs4Realtors Latest: Font ID Please Signs4Realtors, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:12 PM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

      Discuss Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files here.
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      Gino Latest: Volkswagen Tailgate Gino, Jun 13, 2018
    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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    5. Adobe

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

      CorelDraw • Photopaint • Corel Trace • Plug ins
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    7. Flexi

      Discuss Flexi software here.
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      artsnletters Latest: Flexi Sign Pro for Mac artsnletters, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:33 PM
    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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      Tommeck Latest: Ginsu - Mind of its own Tommeck, May 15, 2018
    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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      myront Latest: Onyx Rip changing tiles on its own? myront, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:22 AM
    11. GRAPHIC TRACER PROFESSIONAL

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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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      IPreferPC Latest: Gerber Edge 1/2 Printing on Backlit media IPreferPC, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:29 PM
    2. Graphtec

      Discussion of Graphtec plotters, printers and print & cut systems.
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      nico Latest: [Solved] - Graphtec FC8600 problem nico, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    3. Roland

      Discuss Roland equipment here.
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      player Latest: Anyone Have Full PECK 7.3 (not CoPeck) player, Jun 20, 2018 at 3:47 PM
    4. Summa

      Discuss Summa vinyl cutters here.
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      Cooper E Latest: SUMMA T160 print/ cut jobs cutting paths twice Cooper E, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:50 PM
    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      kensign Latest: JV33 main board replacement kensign, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:08 AM
    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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      CaliforniaVibe Latest: HP 360 Optimizer use CaliforniaVibe, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:35 PM
    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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      MJDallas Latest: Epson 60600 vs Summa DC5 MJDallas, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:38 PM
    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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      Mustafa Latest: Fuji Acuity HYB172 Flatbed printer problem Mustafa, Jun 20, 2018 at 6:01 AM
    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      Roger the Mash Latest: Ricoh gen3 printheads Roger the Mash, Jun 4, 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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      innovativedisplays Latest: ShopSabre vs Camaster innovativedisplays, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:54 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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      MJDallas Latest: Laminator Roller refurbish? MJDallas, Jun 16, 2018 at 6:17 PM
    17. Computer Hardware

      Discussion of anything relating to computer hardware.
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      rjssigns Latest: Anyone Using 27" Monitors? rjssigns, Apr 27, 2018
    18. Miscellaneous Hardware

      Discussion of any hardware not covered by other categories. Application tools, laminators, shop tools, etc.
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      Vohaul Latest: trimming vinyl / paper on a vertical cutter.... Vohaul, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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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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      Mike P Latest: Sign Maker/Installer Nassau County NY Mike P, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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