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How to pick the best font for your signs and banners? Easy!

So many fonts, so little time to decide which one to pick. Still, no matter how pressed for time you may be, it’s best not to choose your font willy-nilly when you’re designing a sign or banner. Unless you’re okay with people not being able to read it, that is. The best fonts for signs […]

This machine is a game changer

Greg Painter of FastSigns Helena (MT, USA) explains why he invested in a Kongsberg X24 cutting table. This Esko cutter is gonna rock and roll and make you money “You’ll find you’ll be cutting things that you had no idea that you would be using it for”, Greg takes some time to illustrate the versatility […]

PSP Retail welcomes Automation Engine

Bye bye bottlenecks! PSP Retail welcomes Automation Engine

Ronald Whitfield, Automation Systems Manager at sign and display graphics provider PSP Retail, has five digital wide-format presses and two Kongsberg tables under his wing. In less than a year, Whitfield managed to turn PSP Retail’s bottlenecked prepress department into a one-person division that is more proficient and processes even more work than the four […]

How to choose the perfect cutting table

How will you produce eye popping, seasonal or even customized signage and still protect your margin? Manufacturers of signage, displays, packaging and cut materials are confronted with an increasing amount of small batch production runs. Companies in this business continuously need to engage the consumer with appealing, customized, seasonal or even personalized messages. A digital […]

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When sign printing goes wrong … 5 common mistakes to avoid

The great thing about making mistakes is that you can learn from them. That said, evidently you want to avoid making any mistake at all – especially if you’re in the large format sign making business, where even the tiniest errors can become big blunders. Fortunately, forewarned is forearmed! That’s why we’ve compiled a list […]

Introducing the Kongsberg C66: the largest digital cutting table for non-stop production

Esko’s new Kongsberg C66 cutting table is the largest digital cutting table for heavy-duty corrugated production in the market today. Size + speed + precision = win The Kongsberg C66 combines size, speed and precision on heavy-duty rigid materials such as corrugated cartons. It’s a flexible and effective alternative to conventional die cutting equipment for […]

Uninterrupted production with motorized roll feeder

The brand new Kongsberg Automate motorized roll feeder increases productivity on the Kongsberg C60 and 64 cutting tables. It dramatically reduces operator time for production of wide-format, flexible materials The roll feeder ensures consistent feeding of material onto the table’s conveyor belt, even if the roll is imperfectly rewound after printing. Vital for uninterrupted production […]

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Why sign makers prefer Kongsberg cutting tables

Getting signs finished on time and with that perfect contour cut requires a great workflow and ditto cutting table. Which is why you’re currently in the market for a cutting table with all the works, and preferably some cool extras to boot – are we right? Sure, we could tell you lots about our Kongsberg […]

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Value Stream Mapping: the road to zero waste printing

The best way for printing companies to grow is not by increasing head count, but by striving for zero waste through Value Stream Mapping, continuously analyzing and improving processes. Just ask Data Image Group, a UK-based company specialized in wide-format and high-volume print and POS materials. Interviewed by Image Reports, Managing Director of Data Image […]

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Softies but goodies! Soft signage is trending in wide format

Move over, paper (and all you rigid materials like hardboard, paperboard and plastics out there), because soft substrates are finally making their mark in the world of wide format printing. And we’re not talking beach flags, parasols, and what have you. No. We’re talking full-blown backdrops and extra-large posters and banners, printed on textile. Increasingly […]