What are Ghost Graphics?

With Halloween just around the corner, I would love to share the term, “Ghost Graphics” when referring to reflective graphics. “Ghost Graphics” is not a new type of reflective vinyl but is a clever use of standard reflective vinyl, which is being used by Police Departments as they are working skillfully to catch a speeder […]

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Polycarbonate Material by Lexan, Explained

Before working with Wisconsin Screen Process, I never realized how much Lexan, a material made of a rugged polycarbonate, is used. What is polycarbonate? Surprisingly enough, this substrate is actually seen everywhere from control panels on gym equipment to nameplates on a toolbox or even to the surface of a safety decal.  While working at […]

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Applying Vehicle Graphics in Summer

Applying graphics in the summer heat can be just as challenging as applying graphics in the middle of winter.  Similar to winter applications, it is not impossible but there are things to consider such as the tack or stickiness of the vinyl adhesive increases or that pressure-sensitive vinyl sometimes can adhere to the surface without […]

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Keeping Window or Vehicle Decals Looking their Best

Last week, I received a call regarding the care of vehicle graphics. Since the lifespan of vinyl graphics is affected by exposure to outdoor elements, this is a very important subject. I know it is very unlikely and unimaginable that a vehicle can stay in a protected bubble…all the time, but there are ways to […]

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When Thermal Die Cutting is Preferred over Computer Cutting

Unlike steel rule die cutting, computer plotter cutting is quite similar to thermal die cutting due to the substrates they cut. Whether the method used is thermal die cutting or computer plotter cutting, the vinyl decals produced create a great form of advertising. Being cut to precise specifications, vinyl cut decals give the appearance as […]

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Steel Rule Die Cutting Versus Thermal Die Cutting

Two different die cutting services that Wisconsin Screen Process provides are steel rule die cutting and thermal die cutting. In choosing to use either steel rule die cutting or thermal die cutting to best fit the application, it is not a flip of a coin but is based on the capability of each process. Generally […]

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Applying Vehicle Graphics in Winter

Applying vehicle graphics in winter can be challenging, but it is not impossible. With the weather lingering at temperatures below 0, one might question how graphics can still be applied to a vehicle especially when the optimal application temperature range is between 50⁰ and 90⁰F (10⁰ to 32⁰ C). The best environment to apply a […]

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What is Takes to be an OEM Graphics Provider

Wisconsin Screen Process and The Sign Shoppe are experienced in producing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) graphics, such as safety decals for machinery or logos for products. When producing OEM graphics, we must be careful to meet the brand standards for appearance and quality set by the customer, as well as work in accordance with regulations […]

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Best Placement for Advertising on a Vehicle

Yesterday, a customer came to me with a question regarding the best placement for advertisement on a vehicle. Generally, to make the most impression to your audience, it is ideal to have important information on the rear of the vehicle. If you think about it, when you are sitting at a stoplight or stuck in […]

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Hard Hat Customization Brings New Branding Opportunities

A customer came to us with a unique request; one that we have not tried in the past. But, since we already have the equipment capable of meeting the request, it just made sense to test our abilities.   The request was to directly screen print onto a hard hat. We have always had the ability […]

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