Because techshop has menlo park this printer, the vinyl stock, and knowledgeable dream coaches this was easy to do. The Canon iPF (image prograph) oversized printer is a great machine. Unlike the smaller models with capstan drives it has a large drum. Once I got the job set up it was smooth sailing - but there were a few key points (in the setup).
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Step 1: Project overview
It does pay to plan this out - as there are a lot of changes in the process
> Decided to use 18" x 24" as well as 36" x 36"
> Used Corel Draw to create the artwork - with a custom size (as above)
> Exported to pdf
> Mounted signs to 5mm ply (underlayment was $12/sheet) using rubber cement
> sealed with acrylic spary
Step 2: Corel Tips - techshop
Add small registration lines if you are going to cut or work with the material later.
When working with fonts - think inches and not point size. Switch to artistic text so you can resize. I used layers so that the logo and background info that stayed constant wasn't touched as I generated all 12 pdf files.
Key here is to export to pdf and NOT to try to print from Corel.