10.19.2016

Getting signage down to the pixel

Ahhh, sometimes we long for the good ole' days of sign-making when we obsessed about inches and hues and bleeds to make sure we had enough to finish developing our signage. That was before there was enough storage on a computer to store full resolution pictures.

Now, it seems like all we use are computers.

And computers rely on pixels.

We've touched briefly on this site about pixels when discussing LEDs, but they're also crucial in designs.

Put shortly, LEDs are the smallest singular unit of data a computer program color on to.

The name "pixel" is a combination of the words "picture" and "element. They're the digital equivalent of a spot of color. In fact, if you see a spot of color on a screen, that image is typically made up of millions of pixels.

Pixels are typically square or rectangular in shape, but technology has been around for years that have made them so small that they can do an incredible job of simulating curves and shapes. This innovation is why print and signage industries have been able to go fully digital because they can simulate curves better than the human eye can see, even when sight is enhanced by a magnifying glass.

As technology grows, pixels continue to shrink in size.

The shrinking allows for even more enhances and ornate images.

We can create near-perfect replications with computers thanks to pixels. What we're able to draw in the future? Oh, what times we live in.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your signage pixel perfect and ready for business.


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