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WATCH: Instructional Videos

For all the times you've thought, "I wish I knew how to...," ISA curated a list of useful how-to videos that are crucial topics in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Whether you're into commercial print or digital signage, there's something for everyone to learn. And they're free!


Adhesives

Apply adhesive over UV curable printed inks (ORAFOL Americas)

Wrap door handles for commercial vehicle wraps (ORAFOL Americas)

Commercial Print

Apply transfer masks to graphics printed on HTM3 media (Roland)

Create a spot color in Adobe Photoshop (Roland)

Improve print quality with workflow strategies (Roland)

Optimize color profiles with re-linearization (Roland)

Print on cylindrical objects (Roland)

Steps to the perfect vehicle wrap (Roland)

Understand cutter blades (Roland)

Use InClix software (Roland)

Use VersaWorks software (Roland)

General Manufacturing

Create thermo-formed sign faces, channel letters, sign cabinets and other items (Sign Faces LLC)

LED Installation

How to photograph LED signs (Watchfire)

How to use an LED Sign (Watchfire)

Install SloanLED® LEDStripe (SloanLED)

Install SloanLED® SignBOX II (SloanLED)

Measure pixel pitch (Watchfire)

SignBOX II vs. Fluorescent (SloanLED)

Upgrade your bulb-based electronic message center (Watchfire)

Photopolymers

Paint NovAcryl sign material (Nova Polymers)

Process NovAcryl Photopolymer sign material (Nova Polymers)

StandOff Systems

Install a StandOff Edge Grip System (Adjustable) (Gyford Productions)

Install a StandOff Edge Grip System (Fixed) (Gyford Productions)

Install an LED StandOff System (Gyford Productions)

Vehicle Wrap

Apply airmask (American Biltrite)

Clean the surface of a vehicle before applying pressure sensitive vinyl graphics (RTape)

How to properly wrap and channel weave (OKI Data)

How to wrap a tailgate (OKI Data)

Steps to the perfect vehicle wrap (Roland DGA)

Wrap door handles for commercial vehicle wraps (ORAFOL Americas)

Vinyl

Apply vinyl over rivets (RTape)

Apply vinyl to corrugations (RTape)

Clean the surface of a vehicle before applying pressure sensitive vinyl graphics (RTape)

Install multiple color overlays with film application tape (RTape)

Install vinyl graphics on glass (RTape)

Squeegee techniques for applying vinyl (RTape)

Transfer cut frosted window vinyl graphics (RTape)

Wet vinyl graphic applications (RTape)