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Share Your Trade Show Experience!

Please comment below if you'd like to share where in the world you go for trade shows, what sort of trade show you have attended, if you were an exhibitor or an attendee, and what your experience was like. It's interesting to hear of other experiences, and it could help others—especially first-timers!  Those that share will get a 20% OFF Coupon on their next order!! Just email Danielle at: danielle@sdsign.com after you post and I'll reply with a special promo code! 
Thank You :)
* Valid for orders between $50 to $1,000. (Maximum discount $200.) The offer can not be used with any other discount deal.Limited to one offer per customer.

The Dish on Pizza

I love pizza. I love how each pizza shop has their own flavor. It’s like you have to go to that pizza shop because you’re craving that taste. Most of all, I love tossing pizza dough. I learned on the job. My late teens to early twenties were spent making and delivering pizza. I was first hired as a driver, and the first time I ever knocked on a stranger’s door was, well, strange, but I got used to it real quick after I got my first tip. At 18 years old, making tips was freakin’ awesome.
Work was the best: I’d take phone orders, “decorate” and cut pizzas, and plan out my driving route, ready to make that pocket skrill. Most pizza driver’s get into the business for tips, but also for the music. You can’t go a full eight-hour shift without personally-selected music ready to play in your car. Plus, there’s free pizza to eat; mostly it’s hours-old-mistake pizza, but sometimes it’s fresh-of-your-choosing pizza. Where we lose it and quit? It’s when we grow tired of hearing the cacophony of p…

When to Use Photoshop vs. Illustrator For Laying Out Your Design

There are quite a few wordy articles out there about when to use Photoshop vs. Illustrator. To help you layout your designs for the purposes of our products, here it is in a nutshell:

Illustrator Use for our heat press products: Stock Casita Canopy Tents and Stock Table Throws, 1 or 2 Color Logos. Use when creating or updating logos. Preferred for vector art.

So you love Illustrator more than Photoshop? Well, that’s okay. You can still use it to lay out your design for our other products. You just got to do a couple of things before you submit your artwork: Don’t forget to create outlines on your fonts, basically converting text to shapes. This is important to your design because we may not have the same font and when we receive the file, your font will default to a different, generic font. Don’t forget to embed all images. Don’t know how to create outlines? Click here to watch a 3 minute video tutorial on how to convert text to shapes.

Photoshop Use for all other products that are not heat …