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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When Thermal Die Cutting is Preferred over Computer Cutting

Flambeau Valley Insurance Sign Wisconsin Screen Process and The Sign Shoppe

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

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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Lord of the Files

Raster Versus Vector - Wisconsin Screen Process

As a graphic designer for a printing company, nearly every day on the job I get asked, “What kind of file should I send you for my order?” Understandably, artwork files can be pretty overwhelming since there are so many varieties.  But basically all those files pretty much boil down into two categories, raster and […]

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Learning the ABC’s of WISPI Terminology

Wisconsin Screen Process Industry Terminology

Now that school is back in session, I thought it would be the perfect time to brush up on our ABC’s to highlight some of the terminology that we frequently use at Wisconsin Screen Process and The Sign Shoppe.  So here we go… A ANSI Colors – These are American National Standards colors for red, […]

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