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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:00 pm

Where can I buy Roller applicators?

We've just had a new signmaker join the firm and she is a dab hand at vinyl application using a rubber roller. Where can I get a roller applicator from, I don't much fancy the Grafityp ones but I can't find any anywhere else. She has hers but the others are getting envious and I don't want a riot!

Any ideas?
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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:22 pm

I'm sure this topic was discussed at some point before and someone had said that the rollers could be bought much cheaper in art stores.
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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:59 pm

the best rollers i have bought came from x-fILM IM SORRY I DONT HAVE DETAILS HANDY.. A SEARCH ON THE NET IM SURE WILL FIND THEM.
they come in various widths. "not very cheap, but last for years" about £17 for 4 inch wide one, thats hat i paid about 4 years ago..

the diy and art stores ones normaly are a much sufter rubber which i found did not do the job well enough. but thats maybe just the ones i found. not saying they all are like that. :roll:
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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:23 pm

rollers

Europoint Manchester keep the 3" red ones in stock :)

ask you local branch,
am i correct in thinking they are the hard rubber rollers?
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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:52 pm

yeh thats the ones moon.. any ideas on the price?

the one i have is 4inch but 3 inches would do fine i guess.. i did used to use a 2inch
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Post Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:24 pm

I've slowly built up a selection from one of Art Shops out there. With Claire being in college I also got Student Discount. :D
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:06 am

Dorotape UK.
www.dorotape.co.uk
Ask for Paul ( don't forget to tell him I recommended them)
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Work is considerably harder without a roller and a felt squeegee.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:29 pm

I use the 3in red ones, bought for about 5 pounds in the art shop in Glasgow. I have been using it for over 2 years now and it works great!

Any bigger than 3in is no good as it will leave trapped air in the vinyl.

In this case size does matter, small is better, ( so I tell the missus ). :oops: :oops:

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:56 pm

vic
does the pin in your roller come in from one side?
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Post Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:00 am

I've never seen a roller in action. Any chance of a quick demo from someone? What are the advantages?
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Post Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:39 am

i only ever used them on large panel work.. completely flat.

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