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Post Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:56 pm

can anyone tell me what alupanel lite is please?

I notice signtrade are now supplying alupanel lite - is this a diff grade to reg alupanel (it didnt seem any lighter :oops: ) or is just a re badge of the same gear?

any knowledge appreciated

John :D
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:02 am

John, europoint sold a lite version of the composite board in their range, can't remember the name of it now but as well as being cheaper the ally skin on the lite version was thinner.
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:08 am

martins correct mate... europoint did a light version which was cheaper. as he says i think the alloy skin is thinner and i also think the colour range is limited. from memory andy gorman did a folded pan sign and the fold cracked or paint chipped due to the thinner skin.
its not just this range, i think there is light versions on other composite ranges but as stated there are drawbacks with limitations etc
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:30 am

not sure if its the same stuff but we had some of the light alupanel light from pyramid
unlike the usual alupanel if you lift full panel 8x4 flat of the lorry it keeps the arc created try and bend it back and you end up with corrugated sheet.
we tend to pay the extra and keep to the good stuff.
hope i have explained that ok

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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:01 pm

Alupanel do 3 grades; 0.18 single sided finish for hoarding, 0.21 double sided for flat panels and 0.3mm for folding.
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Post Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:42 pm

thanks all - change of supplier me thinks :wink:
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:36 pm

John, are you buying sheets off signtrade ?
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi All,

In my opinion , use lightweight or Hoarding panlel when laminating onto and when its being supported by something , when its self supported or on poles etc use the heavy weight material.

The lightweight and hoarding are only available in white.

Have you seen wood and smoke mirror glass Dibond ?

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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:27 pm

Cameron Steer wrote:Hi All,

In my opinion , use lightweight or Hoarding panlel when laminating onto and when its being supported by something , when its self supported or on poles etc use the heavy weight material.

The lightweight and hoarding are only available in white.

Have you seen wood and smoke mirror glass Dibond ?

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Would love to give them a go, if only you could deliver (hot)
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:31 pm

Cameron Steer wrote:Hi All,

In my opinion , use lightweight or Hoarding panlel when laminating onto and when its being supported by something , when its self supported or on poles etc use the heavy weight material.

The lightweight and hoarding are only available in white.

Have you seen wood and smoke mirror glass Dibond ?

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Do Europoint now do Dibond?

I Know Robert Horne do, but can we order it through Europoint? at a competitive price?
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:08 pm

Hi Peter,

No but as part of the RHG group now i was in a meeting with Alcan who were showing us the new grades, it does cost more but you pay for the R+D and Innovation.

just being non biased as it was a good looking product and if no-one else does it what are we comparing the price to?

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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:14 pm

Sorry Cameron,
my apologies, as you said. you are part of RHG so you will not be biased then?

Just a shame that europoint have lost a lot of customer confidence recently, I do hope europoint manage to regain it.
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Post Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:51 am

We've recently started to use Dibond and find it to be very pleasant material to work with. We've done normal signs as well as cut out signs with it and haven't had any problems. We'll probably have to do a more complex Dibond sign during next week, and once we're done I'll get back to you all and tell you how it went.
Ps. One of the downsides is that we only get it in white.
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Post Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:54 am

John, are you buying sheets off signtrade ?
yes have done on and off for years



Would love to give them a go, if only you could deliver


oh dear delivery due today - fingers crossed :o

John

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