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If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that the variable data wizard is a powerful tool for quickly serializing and replacing data, eliminating some tedious design work and saving you time. We can use the same features for text replacement, but for images! To walk through this, we suggest using a tab delimited text file…

We’ve covered some tools that make working with the queue based workflow found in Digital Factory and FilmMaker before. What about managing the queues themselves? Let’s take a look at how we can work with grouping queues and configurations to make them perfect for your production. A single queue tab contains configuration data for printing…

By now, you are likely somewhat familiar with the queue based production workflow (you may also see it referred to as VPM, or “Visual Production Manager”) found in Digital Factory and FilmMaker packages. This system makes it easy to manage your prints with a simple layout, preview, and built in production tools. If you aren’t…

Looking to quickly and easily get jobs into your queues? For faster production, consider using barcodes and a barcode scanner to get jobs imported much faster than dragging and dropping. Barcodes can be used to scan jobs, which can be configured to output automatically. To select jobs that are held in output, the barcode must…

We’ve talked about the use of rasters before, and how they can benefit your transfer prints. It can be a little difficult to understand how important using something like As a refresher, when printing with a transfer, it’s common to use a method called “rasters”. Rasters are essentially pre-defined areas within your design that do…

To get the very best color accuracy, no matter what your design is, Digital Factory allows you to merge rendering intents. A rendering intent is a method to convert colors from one ICC profile to another. It deals with the problem of bringing colors from a bigger color gamut into the smaller color gamut of…

Ink limiting is useful for saving you money on ink, which in turn can also help reduce print errors and give you better print quality. There are a number of issues and tips to consider, so let’s walk through some settings and troubleshooting.  To start:      1) Go to the Devices menu and select…

Fading or otherwise deteriorating designs can add a cool distressed look on a print, but sometimes you just want a print to last. You can lock up your garments in a display case and hope for the best, but if you actually want to wear them, then protecting them is a must. That’s where “spreading…

In Digital Factory and VPM, you can use the PDF Output driver to produce single and multi-page PDFs. PDF files are robust and can handle cut data, raster and vector, alpha channels, registration marks, and more. In case you need to export your files after working to store for later use or send them to…

Contour cuts are useful for stickers, labels, wall art, signs, logos, etc. You can apply contour cuts in SignLab, EngraveLab, ProfileLab, and Digital Factory. The methods are slightly different depending on the program you’re using – they are outlined in this blog. Contour cuts create a cut path around image frames or around and on…