Summa S3 Vinyl Cutter Print Shop Equipment

What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Printing Business?

Business
Launching a printing or graphics business in the sign-making industry can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. However, doing so requires careful ...
AirMark Expands Orafol Product Offering to Become a Leading Oracal 751 Distributor in the Northwest

AirMark Expands Orafol Product Offering to Become a Leading Oracal 751 Distributor in the Northwest

Industry Trends
Oracal 751 is America's leading high-performance cast vinyl. Cast vinyl is manufactured for more conformability and offers increased flexibility, as well as a longer installation life over calendered vinyls. Thanks to its application versatility, Oracal 751 is ideal for lettering, marking, and particularly well suited for high-quality, longer-life vehicle and fleet graphics installations.
AirMark Customer Spotlight - Twinsprint

AirMark Customer Spotlight - Twinsprint

Business
AirMark's tech support is amazing ‚Äď their knowledge and history with Summa is evident. This is really important - as little things always come up with a new system, that would normally mean system downtime. But, working with Dan and his team has saved us time (and a lot of headaches) by being really responsive and efficient to troubleshooting and walking us through quick fixes to issues as the pop up.
Record Volumes on ORACAL 651 Vinyl Media

Record Volumes on ORACAL 651 Vinyl Media

Industry Trends
ORACAL Series 651 has become the industry standard for high performance calendered films. Only 2.5 mils thick, ORACAL 651 offers six-year outdoor durability, flexibility, thermal print compatibility, and is available in a wide variety of colors. This high-quality vinyl is a great choice for moderately complex jobs that don't require the extra conformability provided by ORACAL's cast vinyl products.
Difficult Times Rarely Last Long, But a Quality F Series Flatbed Cutting System from Summa Certainly Will

Difficult Times Rarely Last Long, But a Quality F Series Flatbed Cutting System from Summa Certainly Will

Business
Ten years ago, the very first flatbed cutter to ever roll off of the manufacturing line at Summa was delivered to M.B. Trading Srl in Italy. That machine is still running strong today!
Indoor Signage Solutions

Indoor Signage Solutions

Business
What is the most efficient, cost-effective way to get visitors entering a building to their desired destinations from a room to the right-wing using the right amount of wayfinding signage?
Let’s Talk Shop: Wrap Design

Let’s Talk Shop: Wrap Design

Design

Designing an effective vehicle wrap requires an educated approach. A designer who offers vehicle wrap design needs to be intimately familiar with the wrap process, installation obstacles and designing advertisements with a short view time.

Cutting and Laminating Options for Wide Format - Part 2 of 2

Cutting and Laminating Options for Wide Format - Part 2 of 2

Flatbed Cutters
Finishing equipment is essential to any sign shop, especially grand-format shops. Traditional vinyl cutters are reliable solutions for cutting roll-fed media, and flatbed cutters are necessary for shops that use a flatbed UV-cure printer or have need to cut rigid substrate media. Laminators extend the longevity of printed graphics and are considered essential to some applications. Choosing the proper finishing systems for the size and type of work that your shop handles will greatly increase efficiency.