Some Useful Tools for the Sign & Print Shop

Here are some useful tools that might make your daily work a bit easier! Enjoy!

Tools to Make the Shop More Efficient

Take a look at some of these tools. I used them in my own shop and I have found them to be powerful ways to improve efficiency in the shop and dealing with those little irritating issues.

Tool NameDescriptionLinkComment
 FindMyFontFind any font really fast. Just open a bitmap of the font, select a few letters, then search. The program will search your hard drive and online and find a match!www.tinyurl.com/findmyfont 
 PhotoZoom 7Use this awesome program to resample bitmaps. Sure you COULD do this in Flexi or Photoshop, but not this good!

Take a photo say 5×7 inches and 100 ppi and enlarge to 10 FEET with little loss in quality!

Yep I’ve done it!

PhotoZoom Pro 7Photozoom Pro 7

PhotoZoom Pro 7

 VectorMagicNeed to vectorize or trace a low resolution image? This program can do that and much more! Save tons of time! Vector Magic is a new software tool and online service that grew out of a research project in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of Stanford University. The tool converts bitmap images into vector art and it kicks the pants off of all the existing tools that claim to do this, even those by graphics heavy-weights Adobe and Corelwww.tinyurl.com/vectormagicTrace your bitmaps with Vector Magic
 SmartCurve Here’s a FREE plugin for Photoshop that also works well with FleixSIGN. This plugin gives both programs curves and levels but makes the job of adjusting much easier. Get better color and more neutral grays!www.givemehelp.com/smartcurve.zipsmartcurve
 C3C Color WizardAnother freebie, this is again a plugin for photoshop or FlexiSIGN. It can be used to correct the color of an image or add special effects. It is well worth the install.http://www.tucows.com/preview/1590667/C3C-Color-Wizard-x64 
Photo Background Remover Remove unwanted objects from any photo or even the background. Best I’ve seen. Easy to use, learn and cheap!www.tinyurl.com/photbackgroundremover

 

Photo Background Remover

 Picture CutOutRemove complex backgrounds. Use this software to remove backgrounds. Unlike the one above, this57844 just removes backgrounds.http://tinyurl.com/gmh-pco 

 

Picture Cutout Guide

 MailWasher ProIS SPAM DRIVING YOU CRAZY? Receiving spam is like those telemarketers who call at dinner time, very annoying and you didn’t ask for it. Luckily you can stop this now with MailWasher.

Install MailWasher today to screen all your email accounts in one place and allow only the email you want in your inbox. MailWasher lets you preview all your email before it gets to your computer or mobile device, enabling you to read all your email securely, and instantly delete any unwanted or suspicious email. Your remaining good email is downloaded to your PC or mobile device, so you avoid any spam or email viruses in your PC.

http://www.tinyurl.com/gmh-mwpromailwasher pro

 



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