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Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removing industrial glue/adhesive

Replies: 5

Views: 939

Re: Removing industrial glue/adhesive

Steel wire wrapped around two bolts, to hold onto, and use the wire behind the rail like a saw.

Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:35 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gold leaf flat cut logo required

Replies: 6

Views: 1640

Re: Gold leaf flat cut logo required

PS. new blade and cut slow

Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gold leaf flat cut logo required

Replies: 6

Views: 1640

Re: Gold leaf flat cut logo required

PHILLIPS FOILS Ltd
1 Olympic Business Centre
Paycocke Rd
Basildon
Essex SS14 3ET

Tel. 01268 288955
web www.pfl.uk.com

Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Red reflective Hexagon / Square pattern, help identifying this please?

Replies: 12

Views: 2733

Re: Red reflective Hexagon / Square pattern, help identifying this please?

Looks like the old 3M™ High Intensity Grade Reflective Sheeting
Series 3870
we have it in white 150mm roll

Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PPL (Standing up for Music Rights) raises it's ugly head again

Replies: 39

Views: 8200

Re: PPL (Standing up for Music Rights) raises it's ugly head again

Surely, if we have allready paid for our CD's and the Broadcasting companies have already paid for this then their customers, us, dont need to pay unless we are making a profit out of playing the music .... ie Discos, dance halls and clubs etc etc

Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fire engine serching for rear sticker

Replies: 16

Views: 2759

Re: Fire engine serching for rear sticker

mask off the circles with a circle

Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fire engine serching for rear sticker

Replies: 16

Views: 2759

Re: Fire engine serching for rear sticker

Hello Jean, could you not just take a close up picture of each and add them to one page and print?

Duh!! just read the post again, soz! :bangshead:

Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signage going onto metal cladding on industrial unit

Replies: 28

Views: 5857

Re: Signage going onto metal cladding on industrial unit

http://www.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-self ... pack/79345 these screws are for applying the cladding onto the metal struts. Personally I would use splayed/peel rivets for attaching composite to cladding as they open up behind the cladding and give more stability https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?SPEC...

Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Favourite "Top Tips" for signmakers

Replies: 77

Views: 16352

Re: Favourite "Top Tips" for signmakers

MMMMmmmmm you writing another book phil? :smiles:

Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:24 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Seal laminator calibration

Replies: 9

Views: 1717

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Hi Cheryl, I'm assuming your talking about the sensor on the machine and it keeps stopping? If so you need to open the side panel up, the one next to the pressure wheel, and inside you will see the pick up sensor. You can slightly adjust this. We discovered that it had moved out a touch and by just ...

Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Blackboard Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1392

Re: Blackboard Vinyl

Another option could be to use blackboard paint from B&Q and roller it on to ply

Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:05 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Cutter - Speed reverts back to higher speed, help?

Replies: 17

Views: 3345

Re: Graphtec Cutter - Speed reverts back to higher speed, he

Yes, basically your switching off the flexi settings and using the cutters settings that you put in...speed and force etc..

Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:56 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Cutter - Speed reverts back to higher speed, help?

Replies: 17

Views: 3345

Re: Graphtec Cutter - Speed reverts back to higher speed, he

Hi Robert,

In Flexi go to 'CUT/PLOT' (as if you were about to cut a job)

Then click on the 'OPTIONS' tab

Unclick the 'USE SAME DRIVER FOR ALL COLOURS' box or go to 'EDIT' and change to NONE

Unclicking the check mark means that your now working on the cutters speed

Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Registration marks

Replies: 3

Views: 1430

Re: Registration marks

Do you have enough extra vinyl at the back? if not then the sensor at the back of the cutter will think its the end of the roll..if so, add a few inches to the end. If you have enough vinyl at the back then it could be your alignment when placing the material in the machine. when making the reg mark...

Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:36 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Coloured film to fit over floodlights

Replies: 8

Views: 2009

Re: Coloured film to fit over floodlights

Forget the name of the film we used in the theater but if you contact either your local Theater and ask the Lighting crew or try somewhere like Tandy as they sell disco lights. Its not a sticky film.......... wait................................ https://www.stagedepot.co.uk/lighting/lighting-gel?gcl...

Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:06 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutting Random Lines

Replies: 1

Views: 901

Cutting Random Lines

Just thought I would share this with you all or for those that might be having similar issues. For months I've been having problems with my old Mutoh 650 cutter. Every now and then it would cut random lines right through all my text. I could never work out what was causing the problem. Lately its be...

Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Glass etch designs - looking for good designs/ideas.

Replies: 1

Views: 783

Re: Glass etch designs - looking for good designs/ideas.

Google images......type in 'window etch designs'

Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:08 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Wobbly lines appearing when cutting. Help required please?

Replies: 12

Views: 4286

Hi Les, I know you've probably checked just about everything. The only thing i can think about is the Carriage itself. Have you took it apart and looked for any cracks or anything loose inside that maybe causing it to wobble?

Hope you find the answer

Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:12 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Neon Workshops - course recommendation.

Replies: 0

Views: 1350

Neon Workshops - course recommendation.

Hi, dont know if this is against board rules but I just thought some people may love to go on this fantastic looking course.

Would do it myself if i had the money.... maybe next year

https://www.facebook.com/neon.workshops?fref=nf

Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:44 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help sourcing Silver reflective vinyl please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1784

Silver metallic, Silver mirror and even Oracals Black reflective ( at an angle) can all be mistaken, by some, as a silver reflective as they are all reflecting light at some degree

Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im going to become a grandmother!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 2607

Congrats cheryl, so is it Gran, Granny, Nan or Nana? lol

You don't look old enough to be either :D

Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting a sign to shutterbox

Replies: 7

Views: 1542

3M double sided tape or splayed rivets

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4321

Damn! maybe giving people on here ideas lol

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4321

Been asked a couple of times in the past and thought it would be a good idea to start up. seeing more and more of this kind of work lately

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4321

Working for a company over in Paisley.

Do you guys do signs or just blinds?

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: interesting sign

Replies: 3

Views: 1989

John Bobbitt could have used them :lol1:

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Guildford

Replies: 8

Views: 2446

Hello Petr

Welcome mate

Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northern Ireland

Replies: 9

Views: 2496

Hi David

Welcome on

Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4321

Welcome on Raymond

where abouts in glasgow are you?

Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Telling a customer he is wrong - help needed dissuading them

Replies: 19

Views: 4030

Your wife walks into the living room wearing nothing but a thong and bra only and says thats her ready to go to your office party! 1. Do you tell her that she would be better off putting that new dress on? 2. Or suggest the new trouser suit? 3. Refuse to take her? At the end of the day its your imag...

Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Hot or cold lamination - advice needed please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2028

We have a seal hot/cold too and I 95% of the time just use cold laminating but when we need the best result I tend to cold laminate first then run it through after with the heat on. This may seem like double handling but you dont get the stretching like cheryl says and it comes out just the same.

Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:04 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Paint Like finish, to look like a wrap?

Replies: 5

Views: 2209

Thats what you get parking a car like that at the Fort Shopping Centre Glasgow!! :D

Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Internal window stickers.

Replies: 5

Views: 1920

Give enough room between the crop marks and the print and just laminate the print with white leaving the crop marks clear.

Unless i'm mistaking the cutter should be able to see the crop marks in the clear.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:57 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: how to calibrate mimaki cg-160fx plotter

Replies: 3

Views: 1811

Josh, if this is about your cutter not seeing the reg marks then its not a machine fault, its how you put the vinyl into the machine.

You have to make sure it goes in a straight line without running slightly off to one side. In longer lengths of vinyl it tends to run off slightly.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:32 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help cutting reflective using mimaki cg160fx plotter

Replies: 6

Views: 2431

sounds like an alignment problem. If all your Regmarks are clean and sharp and there is no other marks in line with any of the sensor marks then its alignment i'de say. If, when checking regmarks it stops and returns before it reaches the next mark then it could be o bit of print its picking up and ...

Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:39 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help cutting reflective using mimaki cg160fx plotter

Replies: 6

Views: 2431

You can print onto most reflectives and laminate, I only print onto clear first as it saves on using more reflective than i need to put through printer. Your issue is getting your cutter to recognize the reg marks. If it recognizes the first mark then it may be just an alignment problem you have. Ma...

Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: MBX vinyl zapper? anyone got one? Feedback please.

Replies: 10

Views: 3270

Yes, we have an air one. Work great on removing very sticky vinyl and reflectives and the double sided tapes you get on the back of most vehicle badges. The trick is dont apply too much pressure on the same spot or will tend to slighty burn the paint. For large area's they can be time consuming and ...

Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:44 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help cutting reflective using mimaki cg160fx plotter

Replies: 6

Views: 2431

Ok, just printed on clear film and laminated with clear film then applied to 3M reflective. Printer Mimaki JV3, Cutter Mimaki CG 75 FX software Ilustrator and Finecut. Had no problems with sensor picking up reg marks. Normally if i do its usually the First mark. Some times because of the weight of r...

Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:20 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help cutting reflective using mimaki cg160fx plotter

Replies: 6

Views: 2431

Hi Josh, yes this can sometimes be a problem when trying to find the Reg. marks. The trouble is that the reflective tends to shine the light back up at the sensor and this makes the sensor miss the mark or not recognizing it. Are you printing direct onto the reflective or clear. I print onto clear f...

Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I need some advice installing 54 canvas pics

Replies: 7

Views: 1539

Use a split baton if the frame is heavy

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mounting to boards help - unlaminated vinyl to correx

Replies: 7

Views: 1940

what size are each print? if they are all 8'x4' prints and x 500 then i agree with hugh and sub it out. Unlaminated prints are very thin and stretchy especially when not long printed. If they are just say 500 A4 prints then do them in multiples and cut them down. Also becareful not to use a high pre...

Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:04 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice on large sign for steel clad building

Replies: 5

Views: 2180

Hi Andy,

we just use Splayed rivets and touch up the heads with One Shot paint or any metal paint will do.

http://www.wurth.co.uk/fasteners-genera ... t-4-8x21mm

Tue May 27, 2014 4:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: fluoro pink vinyl supplier required

Replies: 6

Views: 1155

http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/fluorescent.asp

never used it so cant comment on how good it is.

Tue May 27, 2014 1:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 1170 traffic management film.

Replies: 2

Views: 1100

Hi Dave, Used this stuff years ago when i worked at Dee Organ in Paisley making road sign, for some reason we called it ECOF, think it was called electro cut overlaminate film. It was not the easiest films to use if i remember rightly and was quite brittle and had a mind of its own when putting it t...

Fri May 23, 2014 4:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Prepping a vehicle for wrapping (cleaning)

Replies: 14

Views: 4825

That'll be the Alcohol in the cleaner Reza, has that affect on me too :wink:

Fri May 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hire a laminator

Replies: 16

Views: 2302

Cheryl, if you bought and paid for the laminator but found that you couldnt take it because your new premises fell through and you had no where to store it and you asked the seller to try and resell it for you. He should have contacted you before selling to agree with you on a price to sell it for. ...

Fri May 23, 2014 1:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hire a laminator

Replies: 16

Views: 2302

haha well done Hugh, i'm still trying to work it out :lol1:

Fri May 23, 2014 10:57 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Prepping a vehicle for wrapping (cleaning)

Replies: 14

Views: 4825

Robert, where do you get your Meths from?

Thu May 22, 2014 4:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Finally finished the Omega Van!

Replies: 22

Views: 8301

Really great job David, 751 is a good material but i hope it stays in at the corner recess. I have to agree with Warren on paying that little bit extra for vinyl that saves time and stress. I work with Oracal 551, 751 and Avery 700, 800, 900 and have tried the Avery Supereme and each has their own p...

Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Hemming machine advice

Replies: 6

Views: 2304

Trouble with ebay is that when you recieve your order and its what you ordered and working fine, you tend to leave positive feedback within a day or two then a week or so later the things break down and you cant then leave more comments about it. I would advise anyone not to buy any electrical produ...

Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chevrons and windscreen visors

Replies: 7

Views: 1184

Dont think theres a rule for chevrons as i've seen that many combinations of them around. I always have the back in ^ position and the nearside / position and offside \ position in this way when you look at it from the rear of the vehicle the direction of the chevrons look the same. As for sunscreen...

Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:52 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: UV Lightbar from Colorific now installed on my machine!

Replies: 202

Views: 95254

Thanks Rob for the explaination of what the 'lightbar' was. Keep seeing it mentioned on the threads and didnt have a clue.

It looks quite a straight forward conversion from solvent to UV inks.

Is there a price difference in using the UV inks compared to solvent ink?

Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:08 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: ideas for my own wall graphics

Replies: 9

Views: 4039

Hi Martin, it seems every Tom, Dik and Harry is doing wall art. If you check out ebay you'll see some examples on there and if you look at the prices people are charging for say a graphic at 610mm x 1m @ £2 inc Free post you'll wonder where they make a profit. I'll give it a few years before everyon...

Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Glasgow, Scotland

Replies: 12

Views: 2177

Hello Robert, welcome to the board.

Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating a 4.2 meter print...Help!

Replies: 29

Views: 3781

Most people are always willing to help fellow trades people as at one time or another we all need help.

Just call around i'm sure they will get you in and out quick and its always a nice way to meet other sign guys

Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating a 4.2 meter print...Help!

Replies: 29

Views: 3781

Hi John, cant you contact a local sign shop and ask if they have a laminator and say that yours has broke and you have a rush job on and could they run it through for you if you bring it around as you need it asap?

Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx - Not a Happy Bunny!

Replies: 13

Views: 2314

I order for two different companies to Robert Horne and for the Same material i pay two different prices even tho i have my uksignboards discount on one i still pay more than i do phoning from the other company. I think what we have is an online price that you see when you log into RHG's site, which...

Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The true meaning of words in the Sign Industry...

Replies: 22

Views: 3522

Mustard?

Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The true meaning of words in the Sign Industry...

Replies: 22

Views: 3522

Yes Boss, i'll work past 5pm and get that sign finished!!

Really means:

AYE RIGHT!!!! :D

Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:21 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: £4000 Gold Ferarri Vehicle Wrap for Kick Boxing Champ

Replies: 13

Views: 5401

Thats the Gold version now have a look at the Silver version

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =2&theater

Don't think they went on rob's course :lol1:

Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Removed "Tabs" for emergency prpinting

Replies: 21

Views: 4435

On the Mimaki cartridges there is a little tab that pops out at the back when the cartridge starts to become empty and this stops the machine from printing but if you block it and stop it coming out fully then you can get a few more metres out of the print depending how much of that colour your usin...

Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle tracking - recommendations

Replies: 11

Views: 1681

This is an amazing company that do it all for you. Just type in your partners mobile number and it'll find out exactly where he/she is.

http://www.track-your-partner.com/

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: UKSG vehicle wrapping course at Robert Horne

Replies: 7

Views: 2411

Hey Matt, hope you enjoy the course.

Did it myself and its Well worth the money.

ps.....get that wee robert to do the full bumper at the end of the course :)

...it was amazing watching how the pro's do it :D

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi feature

Replies: 1

Views: 1067

Open Effects, Open Stripes and adjust Gradient

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best vinyl to wooden planks

Replies: 3

Views: 1030

if your using a good cast vinyl then just a slit inbetween the wood joins but if not a mm or 2 back.

mind let paint/varnish cure or gass out first

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:09 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice needed applying Contravision?

Replies: 12

Views: 3033

For me the best way is to tape it up and align on the window then hinge from one side. Peel backing paper off and quickly tack it all on. Then start from the middle and squeegy it out untill it comes to the curves then gently stretch to fit then do the same to the other half. Best doing it when temp...

Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:32 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice needed applying Contravision?

Replies: 12

Views: 3033

whats it going onto and what size?.......please dont just say a window lol

is it a large shop window or the back window of a car etc..

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: VP540 cutting way out

Replies: 6

Views: 1762

4m is quite long for a Print and Cut.

Was it 1 big graphic or a number of them?

If i'm cutting something thats very long i tend to turn the speed right down to a crawl especially if its reflective material or expensive vinyl...would rather wait a couple of mins for the cut than get it wrong.

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: we're getting bigger!

Replies: 17

Views: 3622

Best wishes on the new workshop David.

Might open one myself and get Gill to come visit me :wink:

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removing old vinyl lettering of target van

Replies: 16

Views: 2619

Hi David

If i remember rightly, you Open the Mac Fonts Folder and then Drag the new fonts into it.

Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clever use of Wall / Ground Wrap Vinyl?

Replies: 1

Views: 1299

My English teacher always did say i should 'take one step at a time'.... now i know what she ment :D

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: work bench surface recommendation please

Replies: 29

Views: 9578

Have to agree with adrian on the: http://www.signgeer.com/product/-signgeer-cutting-mat-364 tried a sample of the clear one and didn't like it much. If i remember, it didn't heal the same and the knife tended to cut through it. Never used Hardened Glass, would be nice to try that especially with a l...

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Window Frosting – Help! Need Some Info / Insight

Replies: 9

Views: 1966

Even tho the basic sprayer will do the job a pressurised pump sprayer will make it go easier and faster. As its a hairdresser you may need to give the windows an extra clean as stylist tend to use lots of hairspray which can build up on windows. When your ready to apply the vinyl wet the window and ...

Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Help Graphtec Ce6000-60 pull media from rollers

Replies: 6

Views: 1913

This happens when the roll is too heavy and the machine is pulling it through. Like Paul and john said, pull off some slack at the back of the machine, a little more than what you need and slow the machine down a little. Most machine have speeds far greater than what you need. My machine is turned d...

Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:53 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Routering edges on ACM panels to fold on itself

Replies: 13

Views: 5091

Must admit it does look easy to do using the track.... Put it on my Wish list.

Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:49 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Production manager query for Flexi mac (R.I.P)

Replies: 4

Views: 1584

I hate when it does this and it ends up running off slightly when coming back to do the infills in letters.

The only way i knew how to stop it was to Ungroup and or uncompound the job before i sent in through, still a pain having to go through this thou.

Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Routering edges on ACM panels to fold on itself

Replies: 13

Views: 5091

You could use a hand wrouter with a V groove cutter for a lot less, does the same job.

Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vhb padded tape supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 2436

Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:54 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: installing a plotter help needed please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1643

Well done Leon, that can be a right pain, especially with those chinese cutters.

What was the problem?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl failure - comments please

Replies: 11

Views: 2672

Wouldn't be surprised if it was cheap prints off of ebay, but would still like to know why they didn't stick. Like shane said, it could be the paint on the walls. I would have tried a scrap of my own vinyl to test the paint. Sometimes if your not out of pocket on a job like this its better to just w...

Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What does you shop look like?

Replies: 41

Views: 14965

Thanks for the reply mo. I was thinking along the same lines really. That I'd have to give it a go for a three month trial as the first month would be spent getting to grips with the software. Anyway back to the topic of workshops, here you go John. Hey, I never thought of using the ceiling to stor...

Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quoting - How to do deal with potential customers?

Replies: 9

Views: 1698

Hi John This is always a tough one when you get customers that dont have a clue what they want and how much there willing to pay. As your about to start up a new business you may not have examples of previous work to show new clients. What you could do is go around taking pictures of other signs, th...

Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear digital print vinyl Verses Overlaminate film?

Replies: 8

Views: 2366

Up until now I always thought i was laminating our prints with laminate film, unaware that it was actually clear print vinyl. As i'm not incharge of buying here, I use what i'm given and to be honest i always thought clear and laminate were the same :oops: well every days a learning curve. As we use...

Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear digital print vinyl Verses Overlaminate film?

Replies: 8

Views: 2366

Clear digital print vinyl Verses Overlaminate film?

Clear digital print vinyl or Overlaminate film?.... which one do you prefer to laminate with??

Pro's and Cons?

Can you Overlaminate any vinyl with Any Overlaminate?

Can you Overlaminate any vinyl with clear digital print film?

Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:48 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Chrome Wrap in quick time...

Replies: 10

Views: 2947

Hahaha....did you baiste it first :lol1:

Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:44 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Truck vinyl question

Replies: 5

Views: 1327

We have been using Avery Signflex for curtain over the past 15years and found when its down its down and as Robert says can be a nightmare to come off. Not used APA as far as i'm aware so cant comment on that. Lately we've been using inks to do curtains tho. From what i hear, new curtains are coming...

Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for chalk board suppliers inc pens etc

Replies: 2

Views: 1366

Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge users software

Replies: 19

Views: 3349

Hi Chris, just noticed this on xxx, thought you might be interested

Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cant cut through 150 micron vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1752

In your Cut program, when you send a job over to the Cut Manager, there should be an Option (in Cut Manager) to add more passes. If not, the other way would be to cut the graphic and when it finishes cutting the blade should come back to the start again. Just send it to cut again. Slow the speed dow...

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cant cut through 150 micron vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1752

....you can also set a deeper cut by adjusting the blade in the blade holder

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:36 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cant cut through 150 micron vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1752

Hi Paul, have you tried going over it with a number of passes?

Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printable chrome

Replies: 6

Views: 988

....also, you can print onto clear then laminate with clear and apply to any vinyl.

Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printable chrome

Replies: 6

Views: 988

Hi David, we have printed onto a few 'non print' vinyls inc... reflectives, metallics,chromes etc and had no problems yet. As long as you laminate them afterwards, should be fine.

Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Small Changes = larger profits

Replies: 10

Views: 3615

This makes sense Phil..........old fashioned "look after the pennies" way of thinking. A combination of this with jobs/customers and the same with suppliers to minimise costs/waste etc. has to be a financial benefit. It is easy when you are busy to take your eye off the little things as w...

Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:55 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge users software

Replies: 19

Views: 3349

I think Gerber Advantage software works with it. If your interested i have an old version of it 6.1 or something, lying around

Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:12 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Importing Fonts

Replies: 3

Views: 1618

Open your Fonts folder in Control Panel and save the fonts you want onto a Disc or USB stick and install them onto the New PC

Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Replies: 6

Views: 1474

Happy New Year and Best Wishes to everyone

Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Easy temporary removable vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 2208

Does anyone do a clear 6 month removable vinyl and is it safe enough on a Metallic finish

Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Chapter 8 removal

Replies: 6

Views: 1315

Gently warm it up, not too warm and peel off. It will most likely leave gum. We use RapidTac Gum remover http://www.rapidtac.com/rapid-prep.html Best way is to spray it on leave for a 30-40 secs then spray again let it soften then scrape off and repeat. The trouble with Thinners is obvious things li...

Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne Delivery prices

Replies: 12

Views: 3463

Have to say we have never been charged delivery on a robert horne order. That said they have brought in some new policies and become a little more strict in the last few weeks. Its a matter of common sense though, if you're delivering a few rolls of media and various boards etc a few times a week t...

Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:31 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14148

Here's another cool DIY one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVubVWzgm_s

Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:27 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14148

Here you go Warren, try making your own :lol1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_q4MOfPtnY

Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:21 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: JV3 blown slider board?

Replies: 3

Views: 1549

Have you checked that one of the carts isn't empty? Iv'e pushed it forward before +30 and its already been pushed before and the ink ran out

Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:56 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED tape aluminium profile

Replies: 7

Views: 2780

Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:06 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED tape aluminium profile

Replies: 7

Views: 2780

Hi adam, can you post a pic of the profile or a link to the one on ebay?

......trying to get a picture in my head but its not working lol

Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone have advice on moving a sign with locators?

Replies: 6

Views: 1528

Depending on the size of the letters you could cover them with backing paper or similar and take a 'rubbing' of them before you remove, then use the rubbing as a guide.

@mitchelld....they are applied using stand off locators

Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with 20 meter sign

Replies: 25

Views: 3080

Mike Grant wrote:All this good advice for free and not a peep from the question asker, theres thanks for you! :roll:


Awww come on Mike....he'll be busy flood coating the panels :lol1:

Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with 20 meter sign

Replies: 25

Views: 3080

Surely even if it cost an extra £15 per sheet to buy yellow ACM, there must be enough margin in a 20 metre sign to allow for that, especially considering the time and cost to flood coat each board, and then the potential comebacks for the vinyl lifting/shrinking? John Ditto……..we should have a like...

Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:05 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: help please with a problem routing 5 mm PVC

Replies: 6

Views: 2129

Could be the blade holder catching on the vinyl. Try bringing the blade out more and drop the cutting depth on the machine down.

Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:17 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Qualification to stay within the law...

Replies: 5

Views: 2497

I think this topic has been mentioned before here, somewhere.

As far as i'm aware any 'competent' person can do the electrics but they then have to get a qualified person to 'sign the work off'

Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How to apply a swoosh on the side of a van

Replies: 10

Views: 1852

Jon Marshall wrote:I would cut the shape on your plotter in two pieces.

You could hide the join in the recess


As Jon says, do the curve, on the plotter, in two pieces and a 12'' band along the bottom on each side.

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - various Work (IV)

Replies: 13

Views: 4683

Phill Fenton wrote:I thought the Tourettes Support sign was fuckin brilliant :-?


Took the words out my mouth ther Phil lol

Nice work as usual David

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Good access equipment

Replies: 14

Views: 3369

Can't imagine you on a Catwalk Rob....not with those wee legs :D

Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Posting / mailing pretaped vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 1044

roll it up loose, application tape on the outside, and send it in a box....the ones that the vinyl comes in is what we use.

Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a supplier of Vehicle decal templates

Replies: 13

Views: 4094

Use Application tape rather than tracing paper or baking parchment :)

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a supplier of Vehicle decal templates

Replies: 13

Views: 4094

Hi Karen,

you could mask the area and trace it out then scan or photograph it and put it into your sign program and size

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Traditional sign writing Glasgow

Replies: 1

Views: 1540

Hello Andrew

Try Jim Sneddon over at Sneddon Signs in Paisley 0141 887 9866

Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 1857

Hi Paul

What was the trailer body? (ali, wood or fibre glass)

seen this discolouration with some luton bodies when removing vinyl

Try some compound on the area and see if it comes up

Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed on TNT Orange wrapping film please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1478

we had one of these to do a few weeks ago and had the vinyl supplied from Englandshire. we too were looking for a similar match and the closest we found was Avery's supreme orange, not perfect match but very close we thought

Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:24 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Railing clamps for a small diabond sign, any ideas?

Replies: 13

Views: 4809

......when i say bolt i mean 2 bolts :o)

Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Railing clamps for a small diabond sign, any ideas?

Replies: 13

Views: 4809

Hi stephen,

Channel rail on the back of the panel (double sided sign tape 3M)

Long Channel rail bolt and bolted onto angle bar on the other side of gate

Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Help sourcing a Cinema Ticket printer / supplier please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5282

Yeah good idea Harry!! its getting so expensive to take the kids to the cinema, could do with printing the tickets myself to. :)

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Facia signage: brackenburys

Replies: 4

Views: 1831

Well done Ian, nice job mate.

like kevin says tho, a little more space around the edge of the sign and text and a bit more gap between the shop name and telephone number.

But again, well done.

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 3925

oh and another wee tip: ....if that van every comes back to get stripped, turn it down as applying vinyl on to a freshly paint vehicle, especially using a cast like 900 will be worse than taking it off a factory finish.

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:23 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 3925

Well done Richard, glad you got the job finished. The greatest feeling to these jobs is the end when you stand back and look at it all complete. Now that you've tried the 900 you can see the difference when you use the Avery Supreme. If the painters had put the van in the paint oven for 15- 20 mins ...

Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:08 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 3925

lol it does!! next time go for the Avery Supreme its amazing stuff

Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 3925

Tip: tape it and apply in the morning when its cooler

Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:01 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 3925

If its for long term lettering and graphics then its a great film, not many better and feeds into reccess well. But if its for wrapping then i would go for the Avery Supreme 'bubble free', which is a joy to use. The 900 should be taped up as its very thin and stretchy and on a warm day its like gewi...

Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:33 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Contour cut drifting out

Replies: 14

Views: 4716

Hi Phill, could it be the laminating stretching the print slightly when applying or the take-up roll on the printer too tight when printing or is the Print and Cut file too long, which can run off slightly in longer runs?

Hope you get it sorted phill

Vic

Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6175

For my own work it is Oracle 551 mostly but when coating bigger panels i prefer avery 700 but my favourite vinyl is Avery 800. The 800 is great for weeding, applying and works well in some recesses. What i dont like about oracle is the adhesive, i find it bites too quick when applying but apart from...

Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help needed Please

Replies: 3

Views: 1742

Thanks for the quick response guys. martin, he says he has the disk somewhere in his work but still cant find it. I tried in Artcut and the closest i came was a YunYuan YYS-630 but not the 680 The machine is old and doesnt have a usb port, just a serial and parrallel port and i connected it to the p...

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help needed Please

Replies: 3

Views: 1742

Help needed Please

My old Mutoh SC650 has broken down and i've borrowed a friends cutter, its a YUN YUAN YYS-680. connecting with Parrallel Port I'm using ARTCUT on windows XP I need Help with a driver to run the thing and any help getting it going would be a Great help....pulling my hair out here guys! lol kind regar...

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 1600 Pro series laminators from gaps uk

Replies: 10

Views: 2249

machine looks ok but leaving the laminate on the rollers is a pain! I tend to cut a piece of laminate the size of the print and hinge it on with 2'' masking tape to the print then feed it through the machine with ease

Mon May 20, 2013 1:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Repair technician, advice needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1546

Thanks, will give him a call and see if its worth fixing as its an old cutter.

Mon May 20, 2013 1:22 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear matt paint/stone chip protection vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 2056

could you not just use clear laminate film? comes in matt also. doubling it up could get the thickness but becareful not to laminate matt with matt as we found they didnt stick together but laminating clear film with matt clear is ok.

vic

Mon May 20, 2013 1:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting expanded polystyrene

Replies: 5

Views: 1265

I think you maybe looking for a Hot wire cutter. our boss was throwing one out the other week and i quickly intercepted it lol. Dont know much about it yet as we had some offcuts of poly lying around and it cuts like butter but its all done the old way, by hand. If anyone in the UK knows where i cou...

Sun May 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Repair technician, advice needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1546

Cutter Repair technician, advice needed?

Hi guys, anyone know of a place near Glasgow that could repair a cutter/plotter.... its an old Mutoh SC-650

Thanks

Vic

Fri May 06, 2011 4:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 white weeding problem.

Replies: 6

Views: 1753

yes we had the same problem with the 700 white must be a bad batch

Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Screw type for panatrim onto building cladding

Replies: 7

Views: 1947

i prefer to use Splayed rivets. buy them from Wurths

Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto silver metallic

Replies: 11

Views: 1519

Hi Steve, we print onto Avery 835 silver metallic and have never had any complaint, we then laminate it.

Havent printed on to it and then not laminated so dont know how it would be long term unlaminated!

Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to cut rolls of Vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1810

haha no never done the application cut but had bad cuts sent in and there murder to pull out!
yes the Mitre saw will do it, the finer the blade the cleaner the cut. Just keep the roll tight.

Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to cut rolls of Vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1810

Hi Craig, best way is to tape the roll up as tight as you can with Masking tape ( hopefully it should have came tight rolled) and use a pull down saw if you have one, with a very fine toothed blade!

DON'T CUT DOWN A ROLL OF APPLICATION TAPE THIS WAY THOUGH!!!

Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How large is the UK sign industry ??

Replies: 12

Views: 1518

Harry Cleary wrote:The answer is 42 :o



Per Housing Esate! :lol1:

Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:40 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign mounting for attachment to cone

Replies: 26

Views: 8704

To me it looks like a couple of rubber straps that are riveted on and stretched across the cone :-?

Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Craddock: vehicle assortment

Replies: 25

Views: 6175

Cool work Phil!!

Love the first one.

:0)

Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs on your car

Replies: 51

Views: 11166

For what it's worth, I think it looks really good.

Because its on a car people tend to look twice!

Nice bit of advertising! :wink:

Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: board cutter

Replies: 16

Views: 1882

my problem with my Exakt saw is following the straight edge, the dust collector works well but gets in the way. so it don't get used much, shame as its a nice tool we just can't get the best out of it. chris The guy doing the video on you-tube used a hose connected with a clip and attached to a hoo...

Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: board cutter

Replies: 16

Views: 1882

Lorraine hi,

Just been watching a video on youtube about the saw, looks quite good!

They had a hose attachment to it and using a vac

Which blade would be best for cutting Dibond and where would you get replacements?

Vic

Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tiger woods

Replies: 12

Views: 1477

Because of all the media, Tiger Woods has decided to change his name............ to Cheetah!!!!! :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: board cutter

Replies: 16

Views: 1882

The Exakt saw you are on about is for cutting laminate flooring. It is a great tool and cuts dibond with ease but like every saw, it spews out loads of debris although it does come with an extraction hose Hi Chris, Yeah thats the one. Do you have one and is it worth the money. Was thinking of addin...

Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: board cutter

Replies: 16

Views: 1882

Anyone tried the one from JML, little cross between a circular saw and jig saw?..... uses a small fine circular blade. Seen this advertised in some shop, looks as if you could use it like knife with a straight edge. They come about £90 Thought it would be a handy wee tool to have for quick jobs!! :)

Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:10 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: A couple of Chalkboard Signs

Replies: 19

Views: 9380

Yeah! nice work Chris, keep it up. :)

Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:56 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer & Laminator recomendations?

Replies: 24

Views: 4336

Hi Ruairi,

you should also look at the ink usage. Inks can be pretty expensive and have a short life span as Mimaki inks have up to a year.

The JV3 has 8 cartridges at about £70 each, alot of money if your not using them much and the date runs out.

Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Amazing massive 3D signs

Replies: 7

Views: 899

Fantastic work! Looks so much like Banksy!! some of his work is really funny! :lol1:

Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne & Europoint merger

Replies: 1

Views: 561

Robert Horne & Europoint merger

Hi, any one heard anything about these two Companies merging together? :o

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 6458

Peter Normington wrote:
Andy Gorman wrote:I'd still like to know if Laura is a signmaker.

It's just that I thought this was a signmaker's forum.


Nah. That's all changed whilst you have been away,
anyone can join.

Peter


TOO TRUE!! :(

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 6458

Andy Gorman wrote:I'd still like to know if Laura is a signmaker.

It's just that I thought this was a signmaker's forum.


It started off that way :) [/quote]

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can School Badges Be Copyrighted?

Replies: 10

Views: 1180

Hi Paul, I can understand the schools view that if every parent was too print or embroider there kids logo, even if they were very good copies, there would still be even slight differences in colour and design which would not look right. As neil says, why don't you approach the school. :)

Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 6458

Quick question. is the glass in the uk a different spec to say the glass in Australia, because surely the heat here is no where near as hot as there. So is it really a heat problem or would it be something to do with glass fitted too tightly to the frame at points and say damaged edges.

Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 6458

So, who would pay for the replacement glass?? :o

Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Trying to locate material that sticks to leather?

Replies: 12

Views: 1679

Try Avery Signflex Curtain film, its flexible and sticks well. We did some wheel covers.. sure they where leather, had to wipe down with thinners to soften, apply and let sit for a bit and it will bite in.

Vic

Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what material would be suitable for laying print under Ice?

Replies: 4

Views: 616

Hi Jonathan, Try www.ddisigns.com

best of luck,

Vic

Thu May 07, 2009 8:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Dark Grey reflective vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 936

Hi Jayne,

I think what your looking for is Avery Black reflective.

Just checking a piece we have and it does look a bit bronze coloured in the light.

Vic

Tue May 05, 2009 1:54 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Desperate design help

Replies: 12

Views: 3515

:D

Tue May 05, 2009 1:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Desperate design help

Replies: 12

Views: 3515

Hi Stephen,

have to agree with Jill.

Vic

Fri May 01, 2009 1:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond fixed with VHB Tape

Replies: 10

Views: 1456

Hugh Potter wrote:i think he's up a ladder fitting as we speak!


Hi Hugh,

Just noticed the date oops :oops:

Well hope the weathers better for Matt than it is up here, it's ''peeing doon'' here :(

Vic

Fri May 01, 2009 12:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond fixed with VHB Tape

Replies: 10

Views: 1456

Hi Matt, not to put a damper on the idea of using d/sided tape but the grip of the tape is only as good as the paint on the surface. If the the surface has not been rubbed down properly and the paint was put onto a gloss surface then there is no key between surface and paint. The tape will stick wel...

Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl colour match

Replies: 2

Views: 578

Hi Mark,

have a look at Avery 985 springtime green.

not perfect but close.

then again, I am waiting for an appointment with the optician :o

Vic

Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Planning Regulations ???

Replies: 4

Views: 692

Think Health & Safety should have been looking at the scaffold. :roll:

Vic

Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Wraps - matt black and yellow

Replies: 5

Views: 1439

Ben those are great work. The blacks awesome.

Vic

Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Some of my work

Replies: 7

Views: 1237

Nice work craig, keep it up :D

Vic

Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: a vinyl for masking

Replies: 15

Views: 1831

OOPs! just read your question again. Signmasks not good for Fabric.
Too much Coffee :oops: :oops:
Vic

Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: a vinyl for masking

Replies: 15

Views: 1831

We use Avery Signmask Grey, Robert Horne will have it works fine.

Vic

Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:49 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Graphix Advantage problem

Replies: 20

Views: 8919

Setting up a computer with w98 or similar won't be a problem as I have a couple spare - It would just be easier to use my comfy chair computer with the large screen. Attach the second PC to your Large screen using a - Data Transfer Switch - cost new couple of pounds. Have two PCs running at the same...

Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: quick curtain side question

Replies: 8

Views: 902

Hi Hugh, Avery Signflex. You can wet apply this or dry apply. Some people dry apply with the assistance of someone on the other side holding a board up. Personally i prefer wet applying as we can leave in over night to dry off. If applying dry best to do it first thing in the morning or later in the...

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "It is our own fault"...

Replies: 42

Views: 4415

If you work from home and have no employees then it shoulndn't effect you, much. But if your'e a small, medium or large company with employees, premises, overheads not to mention heating bills etc.. then obviously your prices are more than joe bloggs working from home charging half the price. Who ma...

Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "It is our own fault"...

Replies: 42

Views: 4415

I have to totally agree with James. This site is better than any college in the world at teaching everyone and anyone. Don't get me wrong this is a fantastic board, but what other place would teach its competition all its tricks and hard earned knowledge and give away so much. Some of the older memb...

Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove graphics?

Replies: 16

Views: 1705

Normal vinyl isn't a problem if you warm it up and peal it off. Reflectives can be a nightmare. The adhesives on sum stickers can be a pain. The Zapper is also great for taking off double-sided tape left on when removing vehicle badges. But like I said normal vinyls are easily removed warmed up. Reg...

Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove graphics?

Replies: 16

Views: 1705

Marko, yes we have one excellent tool to have but you have to be careful when using on painted surfaces as too heavy pressure can leave burn marks. Never the less great machine. Bloody expensive thou.

Vic

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to cut vinyl logs/rolls in half

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Gordon get the supplier to slit this when ordering.

If application tape is not cut properly you will have nothing but problems pulling it out, it would just keep ripping.

Vic

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove graphics?

Replies: 16

Views: 1705

Hi Marko, Wee tip if the van is empty put a heater in side the back and let it warm up the van. Heat guns are great too but be careful not to over heat as this can make sum adhesive stick more. Use Rapid Remover from rapid tack, nothing better. Polish off with compound this takes away ghost effect o...

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How long do you keep your vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 977

Hi Adie,

Forever.

Have an old roll here that is years old just use it to make paper banners for family and friends.

Cut weed and leave on the backing, ideal for parties.

Don't use externally :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Nothing goes to waste :D

Vic

Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to cut vinyl logs/rolls in half

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Rolls are cut down with a slitter, round flat blade. You can use a pull down bench saw. Make sure the roll is tight, use application tape to wrap the roll up tight. Also use a fine tooth circular blade. It won't be perfect but will do the trick. DON'T do this with rolls of application tape Regards Vic

Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Replies: 13

Views: 2027

Hi Paul, have you tried hinging the laminate to the print. Lay out the print and cut off a piece of laminate slightly bigger. Align the laminate on top of the print and hinge one end leaving a few inches of print film free. Feed this few inches into the machine and set pressure. Run this through to ...

Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Mounting Channel Question

Replies: 7

Views: 854

Hi Paul,

Rightons do channel rail don't know the price off hand.

3mm ali composite board is fine VHB tape is more than enough

We do 4M x 2M signs this way never had a problem.

Scuff down with matting cloth before applying tape though, gives the tape

something to bite onto.

Vic

Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what do you use for wet application

Replies: 18

Views: 1537

Rapid Tac II all the way or cheap washing up liquid as a last resort.

'' We only use app spray for large printed decals say 8ft x 4ft together with a laminating machine with the rollers set at warm '' Ian why buy a laminator if you are going to wet apply

Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:33 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting paint stencils-anyone done this?

Replies: 4

Views: 635

Hi Lorraine, We have a Mimaki CG-75FX which has two cutting strips, a hard one for normal cutting and a soft one for pounce cutting. Using the hard cutting strip may damage the blade or the strip I think. We use the normal cutting blade to pounce cut as its the only one we have. For more pressure yo...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pictures of food unlike you've seen before

Replies: 4

Views: 563

Steve,

wish I had a fraction of that guys talent.

Those were AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Vic

Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:24 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versa camm snagging full roll of vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 1427

Hi Neil, Try slower setting. Had the same problem when we got our new cutter, we had it on a fast speed. 50M roll and it kept snagging, we lowered the speed and it works fine. Pulling out lengths of vinyl at start can some times twist the vinyl when it reaches the end of the pull out ( hope that mak...

Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Tower Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 752

Hi Kev, Remember that once you buy the Tower you then need to get the PASMA certificate to build the thing. Towers are excellent for uneven roads and alot safer but for quickness you can't beat Trestles. For big signs get a hand. Falling off a ladder trying to stop a 8 x 4 slipping is no fun.... so ...

Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl for pvc ?

Replies: 10

Views: 1186

Avery SIGNFLEX Robert Horne sell it. Can be wet applied but in this cold weather best dry.
Vic

Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:03 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me what is the shelf life of inks please?

Replies: 41

Views: 11304

JV3 carts do stop working after update they usually give you about a month or two grace.
Regarding changing time on the printer to fool the chips. You can forward the clock but not reverse it, unless you have the proper code which they don't give you in the book.

Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what is the best way of removing vinyl from glass?

Replies: 27

Views: 3454

I agree with peter, cut in strips and gentle heat. Dont heat too close to edge of glass though as tight fitting frames can crack the glass. :roll:

Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clipart + book?

Replies: 5

Views: 1195

Corel Draw have some good clipart with books, also you can get good stuff on ebay not always with books though! :cool:

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:49 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: plotter problems

Replies: 17

Views: 6558

Hi Nik,
We have the same Graphtec. When cutting from big rolls ie 50m rolls, turn speed down to 40. that should stop jerking the vinyl. Pulling out the required length helps too.
Vic

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know anything on how to apply 3m Reflective Sheeting?

Replies: 1

Views: 518

Depends on the size of vinyl your applying. Anything up to about 30" can easily be applied with a three inch wide hand roller. Have only ever applied it to Aluminum sheets and GRP. Very fast sticking and breaks when you try and pull it off again.
vic

Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dry Wipe Board

Replies: 16

Views: 1486

Hi Lee, We get our Dry wipe boards (with frames) from

General Office Aids Ltd
21-23 Scotts Rd
Paisley Pa2 7an
Tel. 0141 889 0909
Fax. 0141 887 8039


Best of luck.
Vic

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on what vinyl to use for a curtain side lorry?

Replies: 5

Views: 1652

We use Avery Signflex and wet apply with great results. With all vinyl applications its finding the right technik.
When dry applying take care sticks down hard straight away, especialy when warm.
All the best
Vic

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: disabled

Replies: 8

Views: 835

Dee-organ in Paisley can do the boards in 11 gauge Aluminuim plus rail them. They also do the poles and supply clips. Or you could make them yourself using Reynobond from Amari Plastics in Uddingston and channel rail from, I think its Insight Cambuslang. Reynobond is great stuff we use it all the ti...

Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:32 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help need driver for a Camm1 pnc 910 please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1451

A BIG Thanks.
Downloaded the manual and the Driver.
Cheers.
Vic :D :D :D

Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:46 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help need driver for a Camm1 pnc 910 please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1451

can anyone help need driver for a Camm1 pnc 910 please?

Hi,
Need a Driver for Roland Camm1 pnc-910 Windows 98.
Also looking for user manual.
Can anyone help
Vic :D

Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi everybody!

Replies: 9

Views: 939

Hi Andy, Welcome on the board.

Hope you find something soon.

Best wishes Vic :)

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Playing the piano with his balls

Replies: 9

Views: 1054

Well that certainly put a smile on my face :lol1:

The guy was quite funny too.

Excellent. Nice one Mort.


Vic :D :D

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stuffing the Bird

Replies: 3

Views: 405

My missus text that to me the other day!!!!

I think you may be more closer to home than I thought (:) (:) (:) (:)

Vic :o

Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear Application Tape whats the good/bad points?

Replies: 19

Views: 4536

"Vic, you say you apply to bench to remove static, by this do you mean you apply to bench, remove, and then re apply to the vinyl?" Hi Bob, yes, re apply to vinyl make sure the bench is clean first. we use those self healing mats on our bench, don't know if that makes a difference. probably wouldn't...

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:22 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone tell me suppliers of 8 x 4 chalkboard sheets?

Replies: 5

Views: 3216

Hello Rod,

Why not make them youself. 8'x4' ply and chalkboard paint from B&Q and roll on the paint ???

Vic :) :)

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear Application Tape whats the good/bad points?

Replies: 19

Views: 4536

clear tape

Hi Bob, Nice to have a fellow Bankie on the board. A wee tip when using clear tape. because of static and vinyl jumping up when your trying to position the tape. I apply the tape onto the bench to take away the static then reapply it onto the vinyl most of the time that works. I only use the tape fo...

Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i remove truck curtain vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 3723

Hello steve,
If its anything like Avery's Signflex Curtain vinyl you'll have no chance getting it off, unless you light the petrol :lol1: What you could suggest is painting over it with Sericol ink.

Vic (:)

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The car you drive.....

Replies: 57

Views: 3877

Here Chunkielad, youv'e too much time on your hands :lol: :lol: :lol:

I drive a Ford and damm it your right! :cry:

Vic

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Beveled letters : Supplier needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1028

Hi chris,
have you tried Centre Signs Tel: 0116 271 4247 Fax: 0116 272 0260 Email sales@centresigns.demon.co.uk they might be able to help you.

Vic

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: I bought an 8" roller - do I need it?!

Replies: 5

Views: 1252

Hi all, must have mention before somewhere about rollers. I use a 3inch roller quite a bit and wouldn't be without it. Great at applying vinyl on hard flat surfaces dry, their not very good wet applying though. The larger rollers are no good for applying vinyl as they tend to leave air pockets, thes...

Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: ROAD SIGN FRAME SUPPLIER

Replies: 8

Views: 1234

Hello Dawn,

Have you tried DEE- ORGAN in Paisley. They make road signs and also supply frames. They don't make the frames, but should be able to get you them or give you the makers number.
I think its one of the prisons that make them.

(:) (:) (:)


Vic

Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:29 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i stick acrylic letters to acrylic panel?

Replies: 6

Views: 2728

Hi Keith Try rubbing chalk onto the back of the paper Template then position it on to the acrylic panel tape it down to aviod movement and trace the letters on to the panel. Remove template and there should be a chalk outline left. With a Gentle swipe over with a cloth to remove excess chalk. Hope t...

Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where can I buy Roller applicators?

Replies: 10

Views: 2985

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...

Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 7.5 TON curtain sider

Replies: 17

Views: 3401

Best of luck Gav!!

As Delboy would say " he who dares, he who dares"
If your based in Glasgow or Paisley let me know and i'll pop round and give you a hand.

Vic

Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 7.5 TON curtain sider

Replies: 17

Views: 3401

Hi Bob, Nice to hear from someone else using signflex. Rob you don't have to use much pressure to apply it. What I do is apply it with a soft pressure first to get it on flat then go back over it a little heavier to remove all the water. I use about 60% of Rapid Tack Application Fluid with water or ...

Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 7.5 TON curtain sider

Replies: 17

Views: 3401

Hi Gav, We do quite a few curtain-siders and we use Avery signflex, from Cox. It is possible to do it on your own, depending on the size. As robert says this stuff is VERY, VERY Sticky. Once it sticks there is no getting it off. Always make sure the curtain has been well tightened up. I always do it...

Tue Mar 05, 2002 1:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic:

Replies: 3

Views: 1447

Sounds fine in theory but it could drive a prospective customer, on a tight budget at the time, away to your competitor who will then get all the future work from the customer.
Just a thought!!
Vic

Mon Dec 17, 2001 11:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i stop vinyl getting wrinkles?

Replies: 5

Views: 2038

Hello Sally, It can be hard doing it yursel. Best to get somebody to hold it while you pull it out.:smile: Two other ways are:- 1) Apply the tape to a stick, brush pole or anything rigid, and use this to hold the tape taut with one hand. Then just unroll the tape with the other hand and apply. 2) Th...

Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic:

Replies: 1

Views: 1211

Hi Davi, go to

http://www.aries-graphics.com

and either download a copy or email them and they will send you a free copy along with the literature on the software. You can also get a copy of Sign Wizard.

Vic.

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