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Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing graduated fills..problem

Replies: 3

Views: 833

Also, what software are you using to drive the VersaCamm? If you are using Roland Colorip, check you are using the latest version (2.2). If not, you can download it from http://www.rolanddg.com. In addition to this download the new profiles (They have a V2 in brackets at the end of the profile name)...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:55 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Has anyone swopped to the new 440ml cartridges of ink yet?

Replies: 3

Views: 1695

Actually, it depends on the firmware version of the printer your are upgrading. Most of the later machines are fine, but if you have a JV3 with really early firmware, the head alignment settings are lost when you upgrade the firmware, and need to be redone. Most machines are OK though. Regards, Mike...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:52 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Can anyone tell me how to change the print settings?

Replies: 6

Views: 2016

Just in case you have'nt figured it out yet...

When you go to File - Print & Cut, you get a box with the name of the printer on. Just to the right of this is a small button with 3 dots on '...'

Click on this and all you printers settings become available to you.

Regards,


Mike Antrum

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:45 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Colorip

Replies: 4

Views: 2055

I totally agree with the all the other comments here. Colorip is a fine RIP. Yes the front end initally looks a little clunky - but will make sense very quickly. I just thought I'd drop a note about those EPS files of yours in SignLAB 7. Have you tried using the Link command in the file menu. This d...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:39 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Help!Rockhopper/Falcon error message.

Replies: 1

Views: 908

Daryl, Normlly there is a little cradle in which the waste ink tank sits. At the bottom of this cradle is a micro-switch. The printer keeps track of how much ink it has put in the waste tank, and when it thinks it is full you get the message you are seeing. Removing and replacing the waste bottle tr...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:28 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What Printer to buy

Replies: 8

Views: 1580

I'd forget the PC60. Way too expensive to run, and not really suitable for A3 at any real quality. Also slow. You'd also really have to be doing some printing to get a return from a solvent printer as they start at not far off 10k, but the numbers may stack up for you. The cost of output depends on ...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:16 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: does anyone know if its possible to connect pc-600 to usb?

Replies: 14

Views: 3888

Personally I would get an Ethernet print server. They are a bit more expensive than a USB to parallel, but are way quicker and more reliable.

Regards,

Mike Antrum.

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:13 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Investing in better printer.Which one to get ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1425

Marshy, We have supplied a couple of Rockhopper 2's to some of our clients, and whilst they are not our favourite printer, we have had pretty good results running from Onyx 6. The early profiles were a disaster though - Have you tried downloading the latest profiles from the Onyx website (http://www...

Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:31 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: are cutting settings saved with the V/Camm after laminating?

Replies: 15

Views: 4565

Cutter Prioty

Hi Tim, In the menu of the VersaCamm, there is a setting called 'CUTTING PRIOR' It has two available settings: COMMAND - if set to command, the software can send the settings for force, speed etc and the VersaCAMM will obey these commands. MENU - if set to menu, the VersaCAMM will ignore all command...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:09 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: will a PNC1100 connect via usb to a G4 mac?

Replies: 4

Views: 2149

Hi, I have found the following solution to work: You need: Keyspan USB/Serial Converter box (or internal card) Mac Plotter Serial Cable Flexicut software Flexicut costs £ 199.00 + VAT, The external Keyspan box about £ 85.00 + VAT, and the serial cable £ 20.00 + VAT. Of course the bigger versions of ...

Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5862

Pantone Solid to process guide

You can get the Pantone Solid to Process guide from http://www.colourmatters.co.uk Personnally, I think that anyone with a digital printer should invest in one of these. It is difficult enough to match a colour anyway, so if you don't know what you are aiming for. They costs under £ 80 + VAT, so in ...

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5862

Hi, On my pantone swatch 7545c is a grey colour, and the pantone colour split is C33;M6;Y0;K71. If you are looking for a blackberry colour, I think you have given the wrong number. I would recommend that you get a Pantone Solid to Process guide. They cost about £ 80, but unlike a normal pantone swat...

Fri May 28, 2004 5:27 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why does my PC600 stop half-way through printing?

Replies: 6

Views: 2396

It could be that your parallel port is timing out. This occurs when your computer does not send any data for a while becuase it is busy. Try increasing your printer time out value. You can do this by going to the printer driver where you set the port location. The max value IIRR is 999. Hope this he...

Tue May 25, 2004 4:29 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: mutoh cutter problem

Replies: 2

Views: 907

Try Art Systems on 0115 9380380 and ask for service,

Regards,

Mike Antrum

Thu May 20, 2004 6:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm Wrap

Replies: 2

Views: 1156

So whats going to happen after 2 years ? Is it going to fade ? - remember the machine's output has been weather tested for 3 years without laminate. With a laminate you will have a much longer life as there is no mechanical abrasion to worry about, no chemical erosion as the print is covered. Is the...

Tue May 04, 2004 2:13 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Encad trouble

Replies: 3

Views: 1437

Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Encad trouble

Replies: 3

Views: 1437

Encad Error

Hi,

Your problem could be the brass bushes. They are available from ColorGen on +44 (0)1628 588700.

The problem could also be with a dirty encoder strip too. So I would try GENTLY cleaning this first.

Best Regards

Mike Antrum

Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Colour Choice

Replies: 4

Views: 1657

Roland Colorchoice

HI, Roland ColorChoice is a RIP that was supplied with a range of different Roland machines, namely; the PC600, first generation SolJets CAMM-Jet's & HiFiJets. It is available for Mac (OS8/9 & PC). It will only drive Roland machines, and Roland will very likely send you a copy free of charge...

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:14 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Can the the Cadet print onto matt and gloss paper?

Replies: 4

Views: 1760

Poster Paper

You can indeed print on paper with the Cadet

Hexis have a nice paper that we have had excellent results on.

The product code is PPH 500, and you can get Hexis on 01543 411221.

Best Regards,

Mike Antrum

Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:02 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc60 needs new head

Replies: 18

Views: 4037

Thanks Gino, It was a bit fraught (as usual) before the big show. I'm glad we were able to be of service. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need any assistance when fitting the head, though it is not a particularly difficult task (when you have done it a few times !). Best advice I can give is to ...

Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:46 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc60 needs new head

Replies: 18

Views: 4037

Hi Rob,

Gino has sent me a PM, asking me some questions about getting a head to him, but I cannot reply to him via PM (as this is disabled for my profile).

Could you give Gino my email address, so we can contact each other.

mike.antrum@solutions2.co.uk

Cheers,

Mike

Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:31 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc60 needs new head

Replies: 18

Views: 4037

Errr,

I don't want to be accused of touting for business, but if you are stuck, we have 2 PC60 heads in stock.

Sorry if I have broken any rules here, but if you need one quickly...

Mike

Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:02 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc60 needs new head

Replies: 18

Views: 4037

Hi

Replacement heads for the PC60 cost £175.00 + VAT

You can get them directly from Roland or one of their partners.

I would recommend that you send an email to matthew.drake@rolanddg.co.uk who is an extremely helpful chap, and will sort you out.

Best Regards,

Mike Antrum

Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:26 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me how much the Grenadier is please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3846

Graphiwrap

I was rather intrigued to hear that the Grenadier doesn't print onto Graphiwrap, since we can print on it using our Eco-Solvent machines which have much less aggressive inks. So I grabbed a roll of Graphiwrap out of the back and put it on our demonstration Grenadier. It prints fine, although for a v...

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: ICC Profiles Needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1395

Try

www.tiarasystems.co.uk

But they are only for colorgate RIP

Regards,

Mike

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: MAC's and Sign's

Replies: 16

Views: 4227

Connecting Mac & PC at the same time to plotter

Hi Nik, When you turn on a Roland cutter it senses which port is connected and disables the other. If both are connected it will pick one and disable the other (can't remeber if serial or parallel gets the priority !) However, there is a work around: There are 2 ways you can do this 1) You could get...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: banding on versacamm

Replies: 11

Views: 10146

Banding

Hi Iosef There are many reasons you may be getting banding on your prints. Here is a list of the most common. This list also applies to most injket printers out there. I hope one of these does the trick for you. 1). Missing/Deflected nozzles. When you perform the print test are you missing any nozzl...

Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:35 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: MAC's and Sign's

Replies: 16

Views: 4227

Hi,

I'd consider Flexi-Cut.

It only costs £ 199.00 + VAT and is the entry level for the flexi-sign range. As such you can upgrade to bigger and better versions in the future if you need to.

Not available for OSX at the moment though :cry:

Happy Cutting

Mike

Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:31 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: COREL & CutPath

Replies: 2

Views: 1344

Hi Mr. Sticker, I think the problem is as follows: You have a spot colour set up with (for example the following) the colour set to C:50 M:50 Y:0 K:0 and the name is CutPath. You import a file with a spot colour called CutPath but the values for that colour are C:49 M:50 Y:0 K:0 Corel already has a ...

Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:24 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help please with cut-paths in corel?

Replies: 11

Views: 2616

Hi Mark. When It comes to printing your objects at different sizes, you can scale your objects in ColoRIP. Load in your job, set the size in the output panel and RIP it. The cahnge the size and RIP it again. When finished you can nest all your different size jobs together to get best economy from yo...

Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:00 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Advice on Roland Soljet pro II 740Ex

Replies: 13

Views: 3139

Material For SolJet ProII

Hi Sunil, There are a wide range of materials available for your machine. If you go to http://www.rolanddg.com there is a list of profiles for download. There are about 50 materials listed there for you to choose from. They include favourites such as Graphityp, MacTac, Multifix, Metamark etc. I don'...

Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:23 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: serial cable

Replies: 7

Views: 2586

Correct Wiring For Roland Serial Cable

Hi All, I think the problem you are having with the cable is because the pin outs appear to be for a 25 to 25 pin connector. Please find below the pin connections for a 9 pin female to a 25 pin male serial cable for a Roland Plotter. (The 9 pin is on the left, 25 pin on the right). 1 & 8 --- 20 ...

Sat Nov 15, 2003 8:03 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Encad Novajet 4

Replies: 2

Views: 1041

Hi Peely I'm a bit confused. The Encad Novajet 4 is a bog standard dye/pigment based printer. If I remember rightly, the smallest model they ever made was 36", though they did make a 24" machine called the Chroma, which was dye based only. I don't see either of these machines replacing a ColorCamm, ...

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:10 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 103286

VersaCamm - Should it do this.

Hi all, Rodney, in the U.K. we are using ColoRip v 2.0a. I don't know anything about ColorChoice II, but that isn't terribly surprising, as Roland do things different ways in different countries. The original ColorChoice was a cut down Scanvec/Amiable software RIP, so it would be resonable to guess ...

Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:00 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 103286

VersaCamm - Should it do this ?

Hi all, Mike the Sign asked me to make a post on this subject in another thread (in digital printing) from the perspective of a supplier. I've read through all the posts listed, and it makes for very interested reading. I will endeavour to 'not overstep the mark' by giving you any sales pitch, but I...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:44 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versa Camm....first impressions.

Replies: 10

Views: 3499

Reply to group

Hi Mike,

I'd be pleased to reply to the post in the other group. It is a very interesting thread. I'll try and post something tomorrow as I'm a little busy right now getting some artwork finished for an advert.

See ya later


Mike Antrum

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl & laminate can be used for long term use?

Replies: 2

Views: 1242

There is a way around the fuel tank problem. If you put lots of tiny holes in the graphic, or in one case I have seen lots of small '+' shapes cut into the graphic, the the fuel leaching out has somewhere to go rather building up behind the graphics and eventually lifting it. If you want some vinyl ...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:54 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versa Camm....first impressions.

Replies: 10

Views: 3499

Hi Mark Glad you like your new versacamm. You can speed up the printing in high quality mode with a little tweak in the RIP. When you go to Print - Setup, to configure your print mode, click the edit button next to Imaging Configuration. On the next Window click the properties button. You get a new ...

Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:23 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with my 6 year old roland pnc-1200 please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2678

PNC 1200 Blade Offset

Hi Dave, The most likely reason that you are having this problem is that the blade offset is set incorrectly. The correct blade offset for original Roland vinyl blades is 0.250 mm. However, if you are using other blades the rule is: If the corners are rounded - increase the blade offset. If the corn...

Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:00 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: where can i get drivers and software for a PNC1000?

Replies: 21

Views: 10108

Hi Carl, First of all there may be a number of reasons why you machine may be causing you problems. It is easier to get the plotter running with a parallel (LPT) cable. When you first turn on the machine, make sure the loading lever is in the upright position. You will then get a display which has C...

Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 3943

Hi Dave Sorry if my post was confusing, but I thought that the previous posts had made it quite clear that the Epson range of LFP's were only capable of printing onto coated media. So just to emphasize: Dye ink - Coated Media Only Pigment ink - Coated Media Only Solvent Ink - Coated and Uncoated Med...

Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:12 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Vandal Proof Sign Advice needed please

Replies: 21

Views: 9768

Vandal resistant signs

One of my customers may have just what you need. It's really tough !

Try

www.durablesigns.com


Regards

Mike Antrum
Solutions 2

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber/Spandex Jester Vinyl/Ink Problems

Replies: 27

Views: 6862

Rockhopper new ink

Just one point to bear in mind - The new ink is great, same stuff as Rockhopper II/SolJet Ex/VersaCamm by all accounts, but it is not much use if they have not got the new ink profiled for your RIP software/media combinations. I would make sure that you can get the RIP profiles before switching the ...

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:47 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Suumachrome DC3

Replies: 23

Views: 7148

Summa DC3

Hi Guys, I am not trying to get all commercial on you or anything, but there seems to be some confusion about the DC3. The DC3 takes 1m wide vinyl only. It's printing width is narrower because of the pinch wheels. In addition the DC3 print marks (called Optitrack) to help it align each band accurate...

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 3943

Epson 7600

Hi Guys The Epson 7600 is pretty pretty much exclusively in the UK with what Espon call 'Ultrachrome' inks. These are in fact a pigment ink that has a wide gamut and bright output. You should get a pretty good U.V. life out of these standard inks. A bulk ink system can save you a lot of money, but b...

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:05 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Apple mac driver for PC60

Replies: 6

Views: 2527

PC60 on a Mac

The only Mac software that I know drives the PC60 on the Mac is Flexi-Sign. They have a dedicated printing product called Photoprint that drives it, or alternatively, Flexi-Sign can be bought with a built in RIP that drives it. Both these products are currently OS 8/9 only. I understand that an OS X...

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