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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)

Preventing adhesive build-up when printing with Arlon DPF 8000 (Arlon)

Window graphics removal (Arlon)

Wrap door handles for commercial vehicle wraps (ORAFOL Americas)

Working with pressure-sensitive laminates (Arlon)

Commercial Print

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

Cleaning large wall graphics (Arlon)

Create a spot color in Adobe Photoshop (Roland)

Creating a custom media profile in Roland VersaWorks (Arlon)

Creating a clean zone for window graphics (Arlon)

Dry application of a window graphic (Arlon)

Flat substrate application (Arlon)

Hinge method made easy (Arlon)

How to seam a belt (MCT Digital)

Improve print quality with workflow strategies (Roland)

Installing large interior wall graphics (Arlon)

Optimize color profiles with re-linearization (Roland)

Print on cylindrical objects (Roland)

Steps to the perfect vehicle wrap (Roland)

Testing an interior wall for media compatibility (Arlon)

Tiling for large wall graphics (Arlon)

Uploading an Arlon Media Profile into HP 300 Series Printers (Arlon)

Uploading an Arlon Media Profile into Onyx Postershop (Arlon)

Uploading an Arlon Media Profile into Roland VersaWorks (Arlon)

Uploading an Arlon Media Profile into FlexiSign Pro (Arlon)

Use VersaWorks software (Roland)

Wet application of a window graphic (Arlon)

Cutting, Engraving and Marking

CO2 vs fiber laser source (Trotec Laser Inc)

How laser cutting works (Trotec Laser Inc)

How laser engraving works (Trotec Laser Inc)

How laser marking works (Trotec Laser Inc)

How to avoid a poor finish when cutting acrylic on a CNC Router (AXYZ International)

How to avoid a poor finish when cutting aluminum on a CNC Router (AXYZ International)

Understand cutter blades (Roland)

Working with IllumiNITE Wrap™ in the production room (Arlon)

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)

Basic squeegee skills (Arlon)

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

Cleaning a vehicle before wrapping (Arlon)

How to properly wrap and channel weave (OKI Data)

How to wrap a tailgate (OKI Data)

Installing computer cut lettering on corrugated panels (Arlon)

Low contact vinyl application in cooler weather (Arlon)

Managing heat and tension (Arlon)

Post-heating of cast vinyl on vehicle wraps (Arlon)

Standard rivet application (Arlon)

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)

Applying vinyl into a deep channel (Arlon)

Benefits of cast film (Arlon)

Cast or calendered vinyl: It's your choice (Arlon)

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

How to store vinyl rolls (Arlon)

Install multiple color overlays with film application tape (RTape)

Install vinyl graphics on glass (RTape)

Removing a vinyl wrap (Arlon)

Squeegee techniques for applying vinyl (RTape)

Transfer cut frosted window vinyl graphics (RTape)

Wet vinyl graphic applications (RTape)