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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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    5. Industry News & Announcement

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    8. Newbie Forum

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      rjssigns Latest: Roland VersaCamm rjssigns, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:33 AM
    14. Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs

      Pretty much what the forum name says.
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      ams Latest: best sign related injury :) ams, Nov 19, 2017 at 10:12 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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      Brian Guthrie Latest: 6mm diebond machining tips Brian Guthrie, Nov 24, 2017 at 11:42 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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      Sign consultant Latest: Led Light Box Supplier Sign consultant, Nov 23, 2017 at 5:21 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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      Gino Latest: Xpress boat logo Gino, Nov 23, 2017 at 9:04 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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      HPS_Drew Latest: Bumper sticker Design Help HPS_Drew, Nov 23, 2017 at 6:01 PM
    5. Tips & Tricks

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      Bly Latest: wet mount squeegees Bly, Nov 24, 2017 at 2:49 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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      signage Latest: Couple More Projects... signage, Nov 16, 2017
    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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      CL Visual Latest: Shop Storage CL Visual, Nov 14, 2017
    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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      ddarlak Latest: 2 posts and panel sign install rates? ddarlak, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM
    9. Think Green!

      Discussion of green technologies and practices as related to sign making.
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      henryz Latest: Good Solar Spot light henryz, Oct 25, 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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      Billct2 Latest: Wood Filler and Glue Billct2, Oct 12, 2017
    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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      HPS_Drew Latest: best printer for white and metallic printing HPS_Drew, Nov 23, 2017 at 10:14 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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      d fleming Latest: Avery Cast Wrap Combo in Matte Lamination d fleming, Nov 22, 2017 at 3:01 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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      Jester1167 Latest: Foamboard install Jester1167, Nov 23, 2017 at 2:13 PM
    15. Screen Printing

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    16. Labels and Decals

      Discussion of labels, decals and the dreaded "stickers".
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      ams Latest: What Size To Buy? ams, Nov 12, 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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      GB2 Latest: Heat Transfer Material On Latex GB2, Nov 16, 2017
    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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      Sandman Latest: French Cleats Sandman, Oct 29, 2017
    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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      JBurton Latest: How to speed up Channel letter Production JBurton, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    23. LEDs and Neon

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      Jim DeBoer Latest: LED Sign Animation Jim DeBoer, Nov 23, 2017 at 12:56 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

      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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      3Dsigns Latest: Ioline Plotter Problem 3Dsigns, Nov 18, 2017
    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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    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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      ResolutionInk Latest: Font Help Please ResolutionInk, Nov 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    2. General Software

      Discussion of software not mentioned above.
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      WildWestDesigns Latest: Is Windows 10 okay now...? WildWestDesigns, Nov 24, 2017 at 2:42 PM
    3. Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files

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      shoresigns Latest: EPS viewer for thumbnails shoresigns, Nov 23, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    5. Adobe

      Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Flash • Plug ins
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      crny1 Latest: gradient question crny1, Oct 12, 2017
    6. Corel

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

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      yukon Latest: Flexi 12 keeps crashing! yukon, Nov 24, 2017 at 7:53 PM
    8. Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint

      Discussion of Gerber Omega, MacImprint and Graphix Advantage signmaking software.
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      Jase Latest: Surface pro and Omega Jase, Nov 5, 2017
    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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      iacobcat Latest: Onyx 10 with Mutoh VJ 1614 - converting error iacobcat, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:42 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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      Titch Sanders Latest: Edge 2 printing but nothing shows up Titch Sanders, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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      Discussion of Graphtec plotters, printers and print & cut systems.
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      olivmouth Latest: Looking for parts to my graphtec fc7000mk2 olivmouth, Nov 24, 2017 at 3:57 AM
    3. Roland

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      RJPW Latest: Need help using our Roland LEF 300 uv Printer. RJPW, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:04 PM
    4. Summa

      Discuss Summa vinyl cutters here.
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    5. Mimaki

      Discussion of Mimaki printers and cutters
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      blackthorn Latest: JV33 print short blackthorn, Nov 24, 2017 at 12:52 PM
    6. Mutoh

      Discussion of Mutoh printers and plotters as well as private label versions made by Mutoh.
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      Jester1167 Latest: Cyan over spraying in 1624 Jester1167, Nov 23, 2017 at 1:54 PM
    7. Hewlett Packard

      Discussion of Hewlett Packard printers here.
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      lennie Latest: STILL Troubleshooting HP DesignJet 8000s lennie, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM
    8. Epson

      Discussion of Epson brand printers.
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    9. Flatbed Printers

      Discussion of Any Brand of Flatbed Printer.
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      Bscoggins Latest: Looking to buy oce 250 gt printheads Bscoggins, Nov 24, 2017 at 9:36 PM
    10. Miscellaneous Printers

      Discussion of printers not covered by their own brand category.
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      NazGraphics Latest: Mutoh 1324X 54 or MIMAKI JV-150-130 54" NazGraphics, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:21 PM
    11. Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems

      Discussion of print & cut systems not covered by another category.
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      jfiscus Latest: Printer advise needed jfiscus, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:38 AM
    12. Miscellaneous Plotters

      Discussion of plotters not covered by another category.
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      SignQuest Canada Latest: Vinyl Express Q100 need help please! SignQuest Canada, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:24 AM
    13. Laser Cutters

      Discussion of laser cutting and engraving equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      JaySea20 Latest: Gerber Sabre 408 JaySea20, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:38 PM
    14. CNC Routers & Engravers

      Discussion of CNC routing equipment and techniques. Viewable by all members and visitors.
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      ikarasu Latest: Cutting Printed PVC into shapes... ikarasu, Nov 19, 2017 at 11:56 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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      Behrmon Latest: Seal Base62 Part Needed Behrmon, Nov 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM
    17. Computer Hardware

      Discussion of anything relating to computer hardware.
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      JBurton Latest: Operation "Black Friday PC Build" JBurton, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:43 AM
    18. Miscellaneous Hardware

      Discussion of any hardware not covered by other categories. Application tools, laminators, shop tools, etc.
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