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Great graphic design software for sign making

By Adryan Ogle | 18 Oct 18

Sign making is a skill on its own and prioritising certain software programmes over others can really affect the final product. Less pixilation, careful detail and vibrant colours are essential for a design that clients will marvel at, and ultimately accept and be happy to pay for. Whether you’re designing a graphic for a window…

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"Welcome" decorative sign

What makes decorative signs so popular?

By Adryan Ogle | 12 Oct 2018

A family may be welcoming you to their home or directing you to their bathroom, either way, it’s evident that decorative signs are an effective and interesting tactic to catch your eye. Their wide appeal for generations upon generations indicates that they’ve not only managed to stay popular until now, but that they’re probably going…

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LG Hausys LP Overlaminate Series

The importance of using an overlaminate

By Adryan Ogle | 04 Oct 2018

One of the factors considered by clients when using vinyl, is of course, how long it will last. No one wants to invest in something that is not sustainable. An excellent way to preserve a wrap or a graphic is to use an overlaminating film or liquid. “One uses overlaminates to protect the print from…

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Top 7 Graphic Design Trends of 2018

By Sytech Supplies | 01 Oct 2018

In the era of digital art, graphic design trends are constantly evolving. What has been seen as modern for the past few years may look completely outdated next year. Some design trends have stood the test of time and others have vanished in a heartbeat to make room for new, modern looks. 2018 is the…

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What is application tape and how does it work?

By Sytech Supplies | 01 Oct 2018

Application tape, also known as transfer tape or “pre-mask”, is a staple of digital graphics.Application tape is so called because it transfers your vinyl graphics and decals after you’ve cut them on your vinyl cutter.   Application tape is like a bridge. It connects your vinyl graphics to their final destination: the substrate.    …

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Race cars with vinyl decals. Photo by: Alex Holyoake on Unsplash

Affordable, yet effective signage

By Adryan Ogle | 27 Sep 2018

Some types of signage such as billboards can really break the bank and leave one’s pockets feeling empty. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Businesses may be looking to advertise their services at low rates, or they may require something more long-lasting with a wider reach. Whatever their needs are, there are many…

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A barber shop advertising its services on its storefront using window graphics. Photo by Annie spratt on unsplash

Different types of window graphics

By Adryan Ogle | 25 Sep 2018

Have you ever been drawn into a shop because of something you saw on its storefront?   Well, that’s the power of window graphics.   Window graphics are an extremely popular choice utilised by businesses nationwide to engage with the general public.   They are affordable and reliable for all small signage needs, and serve to increase foot traffic into a store or provide privacy.  “Window graphics…

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The camera on the Unitec UT 2500AX3C.

The CNC router with a camera is finally here!

By Adryan Ogle | 20 Sep 2018

In the world of signage and graphics, quick and efficient cutting and plotting are necessities for any productive signage company. Modern advancement in the industry is making it increasingly more convenient to get work done scrupulously, consistently and effectively. An interesting development in the world of locally traded CNC routers is the Unitec UT 2500AX3C.…

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A UV printer in action

The advantages of UV-LED printing

By Adryan Ogle | 14 Sep 2018

UV-LED technology ensures a broader range of print applications and materials, such as heat-sensitive and delicate media, allowing printers to enter new markets. This is according to an article by the Sign Africa Journal. This type of printing has an array of perks, with relatively low running costs being one of them. “The ink is…

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A poster advertising a seasonal cosmetic sale

The key to effective promotional signage

By Adryan Ogle | 06 Sep 2018

Promotional signage can really enhance a business’s image. The uses for this type of signage range from promoting events, to special offers and so much more. Your customers, whether in retail or advertising, will require effective promotional signage to best communicate their messages. Promotional signage fundamentally serves to increase traffic, or the sale of “dead…

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