Application Tape Tape used to seem vinyl banner edges or affix to different substrates
Blade / Cutting Tool Tool used to trim and cut vinyl and other media/substrates.
Calendered Vinyl “Economy” vinyl used in flat applications and in vinyl uses not calling for the higher quality cast vinyl. Additional info about Calendered Vinyl
Car Magnets (Vehicle Magnets, Truck Magnets) Marketing tools affixed through magnetic substrate to the sides or backs of vehicles. Consists of durable magnetic substrate and overlaminated vinyl.
Cast Vinyl High quality vinyl used for vehicle graphics and other uses requiring vinyl that adheres and forms to contour curves. Additional info about Cast Vinyl
Corrogated Plastic (brand name Coroplast) is a substrate used for making temporary signs (examples include yard or real estate signs displayed usually with metal stands).
Foam core / Foam board is a durable, lightweight substrate used for mounting and displaying graphics.
Installation Kit Portable kit used for installations that contain the essential tools and consumables needed to correctly and successfully complete an installation.
Media The basic material graphics are printed onto.
R.I.P. / Print Ripping refers to the process that software uses to send graphics to a printer. Ripping and printing are often done in combinations.
Plotter/Cutter Tool used to plot and/or cut paper or vinyl for use in vinyl applications such as banners and signage.
Pole Banners Double-sided banners affixed to parking lot poles (such as in parking lots or along streets.)
PVC A light weight rigid material used in sign making.
RFQ / Request For Quote RFQ refers to a potential customer asking for a formal price quote for a service or product.
S.E.O. / S.E.M. Search Engine Optimization or Search Engine Marketing - the process and practices used to enable a web page or web site to rank favorably in the organic returns of search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo thus creating the potential of receiving traffic and leads (and hopefully sales.)
Squeegee Plastic tool used to apply vinyl to different substrates.
Substrates The basic material printed media is applied to.
Vinyl Banners Temporary signage normally produced consisting of plot cut vinyl affixed to vinyl material or inks printed directly onto the vinyl material. Vinyl banners are often seemed and grommetted for easy display. Normal size examples: 2’ x 6’, 3’ x 5’, 4’ x 10’ however vinyl banners can be produced in almost any size.
Wall Murals Large graphics normally printed on vinyl used to cover large areas. Similar to wall paper but normally used in outdoor applications. For example, covering vacant retail tenant windows, or to announce and market a future tenant.
Wide Format Printer Large (normally inkjet) printer used to produce banners, billboards and large graphics.