Welch Sign Blog

Low VOC and Vinyl Graphics

Posted by Kathy Davis on April 22, 2015

The expanded use of low VOC paints has changed the manner in which sign companies approach the selling of vinyl graphics and their preparation for the installation of traditionally straight forward wall graphics.  As the chemical makeup of paint has progressed over the years in order to diminish the level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), traditional vinyl film has been challenged with its capacity to properly adhere to recently painted wall surfaces. 

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Topics: industry insights

The Making of a Photopolymer Sign Expert & Artist

Posted by Kathy Davis on October 22, 2014

This is a guest post by Mike Santos for Nova Polymers. It orginially appeared on their blog on October 15, 2014. 


At Nova Polymer we work with dozens of sign fabricators every year as educators and advisors. The goal has not only been to integrate photopolymer methodologies into a fabricator’s overall practice but also to ensure that the process can be efficient and profitable. This requires extensive effort on behalf of the employees who manage the process. Their efforts and ongoing education can turn photopolymer production into a high level art that generates quality and profitable products.

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Topics: wayfinding & sign systems