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Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Temperature reducing window film

Replies: 6

Views: 848

Temperature reducing window film

The reason toughened or tempered glass doesn’t suffer from thermal stress is during manufacture they reach temperatures over 600 degrees C so much higher than the sun will ever heat the glass up to. Float is very weak and breaks easily, so if dark film is applied it could heat the glass up causing i...

Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Replies: 20

Views: 2502

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

I think the codes may be getting mixed up. The 6100XLP, although repositionable it is no where near as low tack as their SLX. Post heating of all risk areas still a must. Arlon SLX is the mega low tack, so much so that to start with you’ll be very suspicious of the Flite adhesive. It’s low tack feat...

Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Iridescent vinyl suggestions of suppliers

Replies: 7

Views: 631

Re: Iridescent vinyl suggestions of suppliers

Sorry admin but no one probably realises that we have a similar product and can do FOC samples,
Go to page 54
https://www.williamsmith.co.uk/downloads/7019

Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 899

Re: Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Some of the floor graphics overlaminates have thicker textured finishes, might be worth getting samples

Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 100 Series Blue-17, alternative colour match help please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1044

Re: 3M 100 Blue 17 colour match

Hi Phil

Here’s a picture of the 3M swatch alongside the Avery 777 swatch. One with the flash and one without. Just shout if you want samples [emoji106][emoji106]

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting window graphics when the window is cold

Replies: 10

Views: 1673

Re: Fitting window graphics when the window is cold

Hi Denise
Try covering the other side of the glass with bubble wrap, great way to insulate the glass without risk.

Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabricated trays trade supplier - aluminium

Replies: 4

Views: 1015

Re: Fabricated trays trade supplier - aluminium

Thanks Gary. We’re certainly not local to the Midlands but we do have our own delivery vehicles and supply nationwide plus we’ve a national sales team which includes Ian Spence who has worked at Smiths for over 15 years many of which were in fabrication manufacturing rather than sat behind a desk so...

Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: nightmare job just turned into job from hell

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: nightmare job just turned into job from hell

Similar to Chris’s solution but instead of soap and water, try spraying the window Graphics with solvent and then cover with bubble wrap. This methods works great for etch and is certainly worth a go for your situation. The bubble wrap warms the area along with trapping the solvent.

Good luck

Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: UPVC Window frame wrapping advice please?

Replies: 39

Views: 11261

Re: UPVC WINDOW FRAME WRAPPING

Hi Andy We stock the Avery Facade and supply part rolls so you can take as little as 1 metre for next day delivery. We also offer a slitting service so you could have 2 or 3 metres then we could slit that into multiple narrow rolls (very handy for window frames). The Avery is a single layer cast so ...

Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: UPVC Window frame wrapping advice please?

Replies: 39

Views: 11261

Re: UPVC WINDOW FRAME WRAPPING

Yes it’s certainly a great new direction for vinyl’s....well not so new as we’ve been applying standard signage vinyls to frame etc for some time but with the Avery Facade the product can be installed wet and in low temperatures. Sold very much as “paint on a roll” with up to 10 year durability. We ...

Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: UPVC Window frame wrapping advice please?

Replies: 39

Views: 11261

Re: UPVC WINDOW FRAME WRAPPING

Hi Daniel, Just done a taster course with Avery Dennison in conjunction with William Smith on their façade film. Have to say it was an eye opener and has a lot of potential. Nice film to work with and does what it says on the tin. Not sure if there are any courses up your way but the course I did w...

Fri May 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: what does post heating do?

Replies: 2

Views: 2617

Re: what does post heating do?

Different cast vinyls react slightly differently when "Post heated". Yes, if the vinyl is taken past a certain temp during post heating then the vinyls memory is drastically reduced and in some brands removed therefore it is effectively "cast" into a new shape, but the other thin...

Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping primer for Unpainted Plastics?

Replies: 17

Views: 5040

Wrapping primer for Unpainted Plastics?

I'm looking into Robs questions regarding the Avery and I've heard good things regarding the SOTT product but I've not tried it myself yet.

Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping primer for Unpainted Plastics?

Replies: 17

Views: 5040

Re: Wrapping primer for Unpainted Plastics?

Avery now have their cast MPI 1106 with Apolar adhesive which is specifically designed for the plastic moulded bumpers etc.

Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not sure on how much to quote this job!

Replies: 12

Views: 3569

Re: Not sure on how much to quote this job!

Ha ha Rob......I pondered over whether or not to post for that very reason but then I decided that I'd better on account of everyone quoting you.......[emoji12]

Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not sure on how much to quote this job!

Replies: 12

Views: 3569

Re: Not sure on how much to quote this job!

Not chapter 8 Rob but ECE 104 which applies to all heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes and trailers over 3.5 tonne vehicles registered from July 2011. All must have retro-reflective conspicuity markings that clearly outline the rear and sides of the vehicle to increase its visibility. Regulation EC...

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:12 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 8506

Re: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

We advise that you tell your customers to inform both their insurance and DVLA. There still doesn't appear to be any full rules but this is something your customers must investigate for themselves before committing to the wrap.
On my last wrapped car we had the V5 changed. [emoji106]

Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:48 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 8506

Re: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

I think there's is a Chameleon option but apparently our lease company requests 4 photographs taken from different angles. I've asked Steve (who sorts that side of things for us) to let me know of details so we can keep customer's up to date with the paperwork expectations

Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 8506

Re: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

Thanks Phil......I really wasn't sure at first but then every time I popped my head in the wrap room to see how it was going I got more excited......It's one of Avery's colour flow series aptly named for the season "Fresh Spring"

Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:17 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 8506

Re: Wrapping vinyl material suggestions please?

http://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/ac85a045e3c3fafcf7ff6b870093c3c3.jpg http://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/613064e76af214b4677b2c81c33aac9a.jpg I've just had mine done this week and it really is a dilemma what to choose when there is so much choice but oh my days I've had people sto...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2158

Optically Clear Film Suppliers

I'm based in NE England but we do send material to Ireland but the problem can be the cost of shipping product.
As a supplier I cannot contact you direct via this website so it's best to contact/email us.

Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2158

Re: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

I know exactly what you mean Myles. Plus 3M have product bulletins which are region/country specific which can add to the confusion. (Always check the addresses at the bottom to make sure you're looking at the UK version). If you're ever in difficulty again looking for a 3M product bulletin for the ...

Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2158

Re: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Hi Myles

The 3M 8150 is designed to be laminated with itself.

Hope that helps

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vinyl Application, Mounting Table, advice please?

Replies: 18

Views: 4024

Re: Vinyl Application, Mounting Table, advice please?

The manufacturers of the RollsRoller now have another model in their collection, the Roll-X. This has been made in response to the industry requesting a model without the top gantry.
I've not seen much of it but it but in all honesty if Göran has invented it then I fully trust it [emoji106]

Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on the RollsRoller Application table?

Replies: 18

Views: 5979

Re: Views and opinions on the RollsRoller Application table?

Hi Chris

Don't forget the Rolls Roller is sold with a 5 year parts and labour warranty. A quick call to your suppliers should help identify if the roller needs adjusting or if further investigation is needed.

Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Polymeric with heavy duty glue

Replies: 7

Views: 2329

Re: Polymeric with heavy duty glue

No Huge.....the digital wrap media is DPF6000 or the new one DPF6100

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Polymeric with heavy duty glue

Replies: 7

Views: 2329

Re: Polymeric with heavy duty glue

Arlon DPF 8000 is a polymeric, well it's described as "highly engineered" so basically a polymeric that's got the maximum amount of plasticisers. It gets matched with a polymeric laminate if going on flatter surfaces but matched with a cast laminate if being applied to a textured wall (bri...

Sat May 14, 2016 11:16 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on Wrapping odd items needed please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2982

Re: Wraping odd items

Hi Andrew

I've seen floor graphic over laminate used on branded cafe table tops. If it's durable enough for stiletto heels then it'll be fine for shelves but they are quite thick products so tests would be needed to work out the correct methods when folding over the edges.

Gill

Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help! Weeding 3M Frost.

Replies: 8

Views: 2477

Re: Help! Weeding 3M Frost.

Hi Simon, I feel your pain when weeding intricate frosted etch. When 3M first launched the product many moons ago it actually came with a black liner to aid weeding but they had to change this as when ever the knife was slightly too deep then the black would transfer onto the adhesive but ever since...

Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car Park Signs & BS/EN

Replies: 2

Views: 1015

Re: Car Park Signs & BS/EN

Hi David No your sign doesn't need to be manufactured following any special legislation. The legislation you talk of only comes into effect for signs directing traffic as listed in the TSRGD 2002 traffic handbook e.g. 5 mph. Speed bump etc. Always best to check as many still don't realise that all s...

Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M Controltac IJ180 - Print Profile

Replies: 2

Views: 1207

Re: 3m Controltac IJ180 - Print Profile

Hi Warren Here you go................and huge apologies for this not being loaded to our website.............I'll have a word :-? http://www.rolandprofilecenter.com/dga/search_profiles.php?printer_manufacturer=81&printer_model=-1&printer_inktype=-1&rip_manufacturer=81&rip_version=-1&...

Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14548

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

The spooky thing is with Rob wearing that camera thing he can fill in ALL the blanks with photographic evidence!!!!!! OMG I don't think that's such a good idea when I remember the state of us all at 2am on Wednesday morning!!!!! :shake: :roll: :lol1:

Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:40 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mercedes, do they use a different wax?

Replies: 9

Views: 3408

Re: Mercedes, do they use a different wax?

Hey Gil

All good thanks, you need to get a photo put up.....so do you Reza :wink:

Gill :lol1:

Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:27 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mercedes, do they use a different wax?

Replies: 9

Views: 3408

Re: Mercedes, do they use a different wax?

The 3M surface prep is Petrolium distillate, it won't flash off or dry out, it needs applying with one cloth then removing with another.

Hope that helps a little.

Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14548

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

I can't for the life of me remember the name John but I know it's very close to the station. It'll definitely save on taxi fares if we are within stumberling distance of the hotel from good old "Broad Street" :D

Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14548

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

We've decided to stay in the city centre this year and hop on the train each morning. So my little car will get left in the car park on Monday and not looked at again until we are all packed up ready to go on Thursday. Note to self.....remember to pack plenty of headache tablets just incase I have t...

Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help finding out about T5 Regulations?

Replies: 3

Views: 1274

Re: Help finding out about T5 Regulations?

Hi Stu

Are you sure he said T5??

Chapter 8 is the document which includes rear chevron info.

Gill

Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What is the best application tape to prevent wrinkling?

Replies: 4

Views: 1301

Re: What is the best application tape to prevent wrinkling?

You need to use a "Conform" application tape with Release Liner Adhesive (RLA). The adhesive on that type of application tape is specially designed to stick to the release liner therefore stops the application tape lifting. Also make sure you always roll graphics "out-over". Gill

Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:45 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Dan Johnson wins Outstanding Sign Apprentice of the Year

Replies: 2

Views: 1028

Re: Dan Johnson wins Outstanding Sign Apprentice of the Year

Well done Dan, you are proof that "the youth of today" are without question worth investing in. I've met a number other apprentices within our industry over the last couple of years and all are very professional.

Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14548

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay

One of my colleagues told me about the cash back app "Quidco". I signed up a couple of weeks back and at the mo you get 12% back on mobile bookings for Hotel.com. You actually get cash back on lots of online shopping sites, so well worth a look and if you're booking a couple of nights to a...

Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14548

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay

I'll be there all week.....I cant remember our stand numbers but I'm sure you'll find us and no Mr Lambie no bar on our stand but I'm pretty sure Nigel will have a bottle or two put to one side for you :wink:

I really missed exhibiting last year so I'm glad we'll be there this. :lol1:

Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 1220mm Application tape apply method - advice please?

Replies: 21

Views: 6953

Re: 1220mm Application tape apply method - advice please?

We use our ezytaper to do it but I think it was Gill from William Smith that said she used to pull her app tape so that it was laid face up on the bench and then applied vinyl to it (face down obviously). I can't see any reason why that shouldn't work. Hi Gary Yes that would be me.....a method I ne...

Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im going to become a grandmother!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 3052

That's fantastic news....scary and amazing in equal measures.

Oh that first cuddle......enjoy xxx

Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from the Land of the Prince Bishops

Replies: 17

Views: 4378

I love it that you explained "canny".....Rob are you reading this???
He takes the mick out of my North East phrases but some of his are odd too :wink:

Welcome from Gill (a stones throw from the Land of the Prince Bishops :lol1:)

Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cloned Website?

Replies: 11

Views: 3047

I checked my junk mail earlier and I had three dodgy emails in there, two from banks wanting to check my details and and one saying I was due a tax return!!!! All fully blocked now but it's scary how convincing they look and there's no wonder people fall for it :-?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: we're getting bigger!

Replies: 17

Views: 4175

Hey does this mean I can park without worrying about getting a ticket?
I look forward to seeing the changes :lol1:

Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Knifeless tapes which is best ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1975

I felt the same the first time I used it re the Jagged edge. It's actually the adhesive which has been pulled up along the edge of the new cut. If you apply a little heat straight after you pull through the tread the heat makes that adhesive retreat back under the vinyl and leaves a much neater edge...

Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello - finally got here!

Replies: 18

Views: 3486

Hi Mike Great to hear you are going to be visiting our open day. It's currently a hive of activity.... If you stand still too long you either get painted or have vinyl stuck to you!!! Please tap me in the shoulder and say hello :lol1: you're coming to extend your knowledge but I bet we end up asking...

Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What is the law on reflective vinyl on vehicles?

Replies: 8

Views: 3801

Hi Denise

Rear - Only RED is permitted on the rear for Corporate and Advertising Graphics.

Hope that helps

Gill

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What is the law on reflective vinyl on vehicles?

Replies: 8

Views: 3801

Hi Denise I've just copied this from some of our company literature, hope it helps. Corporate and Advertising Graphic If the retro-reflective material is intended to promote the company livery or logo, then ONLY reflective graphics using class ref.1 material (Engineering Grade) can be used. The colo...

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25547

Dave Rowland wrote:thats typical Lambie... it was a Robert Paperlinx Horne reps car

I'm sure it'll turn up, I know how hard it is to keep hold of stuff when loads of people are all bobbing in and out of the stand storage cupboard :-?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25547

Just got on the train at Kings Cross homeward bound back to green fields after 5 long days in the big city........I started day one in high heels with a clear head, a smile and my voice.........I'm heading home in flats and I've defiantly left my voice behind, it's somewhere in a Covent Garden bar/c...

Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on where to order chevrons kits?

Replies: 13

Views: 3224

What about sealing it Kevin, I thought Diamond grade needed to be sealed. You are right Martin the Diamond grade does need to be edge sealed and as Robert has mentioned our kits are sealed during the cutting process. If we don't already have the required kit on our system and not enough time to get...

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: has any one used or know of isee2 wrap vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 2566

The calendered carbon range does have air channels. All of the range has a semi permanent adhesive which allows the film to be removed without leaving adhesive. The material can be removed under controlled conditions for up to a period of 3 years. The adhesive is very very dry which gives a low init...

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: has any one used or know of isee2 wrap vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 2566

I've used it for odd bits & bobs but not for a complete wrap. When I first spoke to William Smith about it I was told it was the same material that 3m use to use for one of their wrap vinyls but withdrew because they weren't completely happy with it. Didn't have any problems with it & was t...

Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:54 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Screen Flood Coating 3M IJ380 or IJ180

Replies: 11

Views: 3023

Re: IJ380

Adrian Hewson wrote:Gill can you clarify it says you can flood coat but says you must laminate solvent preferred but UV ok but Dave is talking about screen printing, how can that stretch with the vinyl ???


Hi Adrian

Solvent inks advisable NOT UV inks, as you quite rightly said UV won't stretch.

Gill

Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:40 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Screen Flood Coating 3M IJ380 or IJ180

Replies: 11

Views: 3023

I've spoken briefly with Gill. Screen printing the films is fine... however Gill has her own questions regarding what I am trying to do before giving me a green light. Just curious to whether anyone else has done this? I got my questions re laminating answered..........." Yes they can flood co...

Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Arlon Premium plus

Replies: 1

Views: 795

Hi Chris I'm really sorry but someone at our end has given you the wrong info :oops: No we have no intentions of discontinuing the UPP but it is currently on promotion so some colours may have temporarily stocked out......new stock will be on its way. Apologies for the misunderstanding and please fe...

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can any red reflective be used for chapter 8 chevrons?

Replies: 14

Views: 2860

You might all find this link helps to clear things up. http://www.williamsmith.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.content&ContentID=266 Also Steve you mention the new regulations re CE markings which are effective from July 2013. We will be doing a similar info sheet soon to let everyone know w...

Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Chapter 8 graphics.. what do you do?

Replies: 7

Views: 2197

We buy in kits from PVL http://shop.pvluk.com/ The Chapter 8 guidelines recommend the prismatic grade which they supply with heat sealed edges. On new vehicles only striping tape with the specifications printed in the face are legal. They supplied this custom shape. The yellow was in 2 halves with ...

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M Reflective sheeting, struggling to source this one.

Replies: 8

Views: 2271

Hi Jon

From the look of it I think its 3M's 3290i class ref 1 Engineering grade. The code may either be a company’s own ref. code or a code referring to a special legislation. It might be screen printed or digitally printed.

Gill

Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M Reflective sheeting, struggling to source this one.

Replies: 8

Views: 2271

Hi there

If you take a picture of the print on the reverse. Then I can double check for you tomorrow.

Gill

Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Recommend a decent/affordable cast digital vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 1599

Thank you for your kind words :oops: :lol1:

Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Matt Red Vehicle Wrapping Vinyl...

Replies: 3

Views: 1558

We launched Arlons new Ultimate Premium Plus at Sign and Digital. The office would be able to send out samples etc.

Gill

Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Matt Red Vehicle Wrapping Vinyl...

Replies: 3

Views: 1558

Hi there

No there defiantly isn't a matt red in the 3M 1080 range. We have one but it's not 3M.

Gill

Sat May 19, 2012 12:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: metamark md5 equivalent

Replies: 35

Views: 7792

now 3M are trying to re invent ij40 as something new and cheap. Hi Chris The product 3M are introducing is a polymeric overlaminate . It's still exactly the same ij40 digital base film range. The ij40 now has a matched polymeric overlaminate, the clear gloss 8019 or matt 8020. You will notice these...

Fri May 18, 2012 6:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: never seen one should have said rabbits

Replies: 14

Views: 2176

Derek Heron wrote:i was asleep
had to get away from Aberdeen quick :wink:


You can't get away from Aberdeen too quick...........there's way too many speed traps!!!!!! :o

Fri May 18, 2012 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting chevrons to vehicles

Replies: 6

Views: 1620

Heck Rob 2006!!! there's a very high possibility that I made that kit. I can see from the pic's that they were hand edge sealed, and I spent many an hour doing that job. Yes they still get supplied in that way if you require both red and yellow reflective BUT yellow reflective is way way over spec a...

Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:56 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Cold laminating wrap vinyl?

Replies: 16

Views: 8962

My son has just mention that at the last place he worked they used 3M for wraps & laminated it on a low heat.... I'll contact them tomorrow to see what they recommend Hi Dave The 3M overlaminate that is most widely used for wrapping is 3M's 8580. 8580 is very thin, only 25 micron's so it is to ...

Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: communards

Replies: 10

Views: 1714

This public tomato throwing at me... (splat) was not my first, I have already been ribbed for it by a supplier who will remain nameless and hidden in this encryption. G__l H_rr_son of W_. Sm__h You keep my name out of it Mr Summerville. Gotta say I agree with Craig.....I think I'll get your daughte...

Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:21 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Arlon Red Aluminium on Wm. Stand at Sign & Digital?

Replies: 4

Views: 2668

This is the same car in the sunshine on Friday at work......you'd never guess the other side is matt silver!!!

Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: 3M wrapping vinyl, when is the new range out?

Replies: 8

Views: 2015

Hi there

We are waiting for 2 new matt colours to add to the others which we hope to get in the next few days, Matte Dark Grey & Matte Grey Aluminium and 1 new addition to the brushed.......black Metallic.

Still no news as to when the Gloss range arrives.

Hope that helps

Gill

Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:56 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: A big thank you to William Smith.

Replies: 4

Views: 5085

Re: A big thank you to William Smith.

Thought I'd say in public a big thank you to William Smith for the manner in which they have conducted themselves throughout our purchase, commission, training and ongoing support for our latest arrival, the HP Latex L25500 printer. Often we tend to mainly submit complaints about our suppliers, qui...

Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:47 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: New wrapping vinyl, 3M IJ170Cv3, Nightmare!

Replies: 9

Views: 3101

Re: New wrapping vinyl, 3M IJ170Cv3, Nightmare!

Hey guys, hope your all well. Just a quick one, iv got 3 full wraps to do by the end of the week and for some reason iv decided to try a different material, partly for cost reasons, but also research. The wraps only need to be on for 6 weeks, so didnt really want to spend the Avery 1900 prices , ho...

Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:18 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: William Smith Wrap Vinyl Prices.

Replies: 15

Views: 4825

I spoke to them last week and they said 'sorry no, it only comes in a full roll'. When I explained that I was reluctant to spend 1k on the IJ380 without testing they said again 'sorry but no'. Hi John I'm sure you can appreciate that we get requests for samples on a daily basis and unfortunately ti...

Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: impact signs stirling

Replies: 18

Views: 2851

hope your getting thru your workload easy enough on "my territory!" :wink: :lol1: :lol1:


Now hey Mr Lambie I'm sure that was you in Teesside a few weeks back which I gotta say is a canny way off your territory and much closer to yours Derek :wink: :lol1:

Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:33 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: William Smith Wrap Vinyl Prices.

Replies: 15

Views: 4825

Hi Karl I've left all my stuff in the office so I don't have the price list to hand but I'm guessing your looking at the ij380 with 8580 overlaminate. It'll be £500 for the kit not each. There's actually more to add in the near future and some different prices to add as the ij380 is for the deep rec...

Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Diamond grade reflective striping for accident repair

Replies: 5

Views: 1369

Here's a close up of the 2 3M conspicuity tapes.

Hope it helps a little.

Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:58 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice needed wrapping the roof of a car please?

Replies: 15

Views: 5102

Hi Steve Which 3M series have you been using??? I ask as 3M's 85 series which would generally be chosen for a roof has 3M controltacCV3. The Controltac is an adhesive technology which if you viewed under a microscope would show microscopic glass beads.....these beads hold the adhesive away from the ...

Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat bed applicators - reviews

Replies: 15

Views: 6095

which David... been to the open day, it is worth going and Clarity is a hugh learning curve, yes we have as well Hi David Raman's right but its not quite the same as the roadshow you visited. The open day is at the Smiths factory so the whole companies on show....3 rolls rollers in operation on the...

Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:57 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE60 minimum cutting size?

Replies: 9

Views: 3639

Sometimes leaving the text unweeded overnight allowing time for the vinyl to relax back can make weeding tiny fiddly text easier.

Gill

Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Reflective vinyl and 3m diamond grade cutting

Replies: 3

Views: 1767

Hi Adam My experience of plotting diamond grade has always been on flatbed plotters not drum. We use a Zund fitted with an ultrasonic edge sealing head (blade). DG is 430 micron thick so even a 1 meter length will have some weight about it so that alone would be a big consideration as the liner is s...

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Edinburgh Suggestions

Replies: 19

Views: 3929

word of warning, Parking... use the multi-storey car parks, the wardens are like vultures with PMS. :wink: Not wrong there Rob...they got me just 4 mins over time :roll: Its prob a bit far out for you as its near to the airport but if the Edinburgh Dakota's anything like the Glasgow one then its a ...

Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HAPPY 40TH TO ROBERT LAMBIE

Replies: 31

Views: 4518

Happy Birthday Rob....enjoy :lol1:
xxxx

Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:08 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Ritrama Metalic Wrap Film

Replies: 2

Views: 1587

Hi Shane

It must be about 18 months back that we were shown the Kandy range.....Unfortunately the range was only 1220mm wide which went against it for colour change wraps. 

Gill x

Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:07 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: digital print drying stand

Replies: 9

Views: 2621

Hi Jason Air flow is the important thing. Getting plenty of air circulation to move the solvent away from the print.  Yes a fan at the top would be ideal. In fact a fan blowing down through a print and one at the bottom extracting would I'm sure be really effective, but I loved the simplicity of thi...

Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Strange wrap failure, advice please?

Replies: 16

Views: 5004

As far as i know the bonnet hasn't been resprayed, although that wouldn't effect it going matt Ummm your right......have you contacted Grafityp?? They might be able to shed some light on it....when you remove it send a section of it along with the photographs to them....see what they say?? Gill

Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:55 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Strange wrap failure, advice please?

Replies: 16

Views: 5004

Hi Stephen Could the bonnet have been resprayed and the paint not left to out-gas long enough prior to wrapping???. That might explain why other work done at the same time hasn't failed. Or Is there the slightest slightest chance that you could have laminated that part of the print with a roll end o...

Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: digital print drying stand

Replies: 9

Views: 2621

This picture shows a great solution to out-gassing prints. The area does need to be kept pretty dust free to avoid dust getting dragged up onto the prints and it would be easy to pop a box around it to reduce risk but all in all a very easy system to replicate especially if space it at a premium.......

Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm OK...... now....

Replies: 14

Views: 2686

OMG Shane haven't you seen enough of hospitals for this year?  Please say it was a nice clean new blade so much less chance of any nasty infection and thankfully we all know scalpel cuts heal pretty quickly. I remember stabbing my leg within weeks of starting at Smiths I'd just turned 16 and I neede...

Thu May 26, 2011 12:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3m helicopter tape

Replies: 9

Views: 4388

Hi there

The product which I have been asked for in the past is 8671 Polyurethane and is purchased through 3M's tapes and adhesives division.

North British tapes 0191 268 6272 is the distributor that we buy from.

Hope that helps a little.

Gill

Fri May 13, 2011 3:34 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Is 3M 85 series wide enough to do a Range Rover Vogue bonnet

Replies: 7

Views: 2376

Yes John........Andrew Gamble has wrapped a few Vogue bonnets using the 85 series.
Anthony is right the 85 series is 1524mm deep.

Gill

Sat May 07, 2011 11:42 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: trying to source Wrapping Wheels?

Replies: 6

Views: 2566

Chris Friggieri wrote:Thanks guys hope w smith ship to Malta because the others do not
just sent an email to them now hope to get a positive reply

Chris


Hi Chris

I can't see why we wouldn't but if the wrong answer comes back to you please mail me and I'll try and sort it for you

Gill

Fri May 06, 2011 8:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Contravision that can be applied to the inside?

Replies: 5

Views: 3072

3m do an internal product. speak to william smith, It is reverse printed, then a black backing laminated to it, but it requires quite a high temp, be warned it is not cheap. Peter Hi there Yes we do sell perforated Window film for inside application but no it’s not 3M, it is in fact Contra Vision T...

Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Correct wording for a sign

Replies: 39

Views: 14837

There's a big tree across the car park
which is dead easy to hide behind[/size]



Ha Ha Mr Lambie since when did you need a "Big" tree to hide behind? :wink: :lol1:

Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:52 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Correct wording for a sign

Replies: 39

Views: 14837

Hi John I've seen many many signs in service station loos stating that the facilities are being cleaned by male attendants. The loos are not closed for cleaning on account of their size but I've got to say it's always good to see the sign as you automatically think your in the wrong place if the fir...

Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: 3M 85 series controltac advice

Replies: 6

Views: 2720

Hi shane, yeah its the standard colour change material here, meant for cars but after a post by Andy gamble I'm using it on a van. All dry, only happening in sections, really hope its not going to fail, in almost finished it! G Hi Gavin Sorry but I've only just returned from Sign and Digital so not...

Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:54 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: wrap BMW 5 in matt black

Replies: 21

Views: 10418

william smith do the oracol 970, but not the rapid air system. Hi Anthony  Just wanted to mention that we don't sell Oracle we do the 3M 85 series at 1524mm and yes it's bubblefree.....it's got the controltac (repositionable) and CV3 (comply version 3) adhesive. The cv3 adhesive is tiny horizontal ...

Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with a suitable material

Replies: 8

Views: 2565

Alron also do DPF 4587 which is a polymeric calendered so a bit kinder on the pocket.......described as "premium pressure sensitive film for textured surfaces" with aggressive adhesive.

Gill

Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:19 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Views & Advice on HP Printing machines please?

Replies: 8

Views: 6888

Opps Sorry Martin I miss read your reply and took it that you were under the impression the latex was no good outdoors. 
Gill

Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:51 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Views & Advice on HP Printing machines please?

Replies: 8

Views: 6888

As a sign maker I don't see the point in having a machine that won't print outdoor graphics. Hi there The HPZ6200 is a heavy-duty Photo Printer, therefor aimed mainly at internal point of sale work etc. The HP L25500 shares the same chassis as the HP Z6200 but is a totally different beast. Unlamina...

Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Colour Lovers

Replies: 5

Views: 1231

Brings a whole new meaning to "watching paint dry".....I could watch that for ages...........Brill :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Fluorescent vinyl long term

Replies: 4

Views: 1313

Try William Smith, pretty sure 3m do one that's suppose to last a couple of years. 3M's 3480 series is a polymeric calendered and has a 3 year warranty (Yellow orange - Saturn yellow - Red orange) 3M's 7725-400 series is a 2 year cast with a 2 year warranty ( Yellow - Yellow orange - Red orange) Ho...

Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for some advice

Replies: 21

Views: 7889

Yep I think the tattoo route, but also Jill's roses.... So possibly twining vines, ivy's etc that coil around blood red rose buds..... Or take a look at the latest Roland advert (top right of home page) showing swirls in fades of colour and do a twist on that to incorporate plants and Rose buds Gill x

Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: fire engine decals

Replies: 11

Views: 2814

Hi thanks i have tried them but they do not use micro prismatic vinyls. (Hexis product) Hi Jean I must apologize :oops: we have a couple of new members of staff in the office and I'm guessing who ever you spoke with hasn't got to grips with everything quite yet. We do sell Microprismatic reflective...

Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Another Matt Black topic!! Which do you prefer?

Replies: 6

Views: 2438

Excellent thanks for the replies... I've used matt black in the past and yes admittedly blasted the heat too quickly to begin with.... I now know!!!!! Gill, interested in becoming a member, what sort of discounts are available (pm me if you wish!). Also is there a matt grey available in the 85 seri...

Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:10 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Recommend a Vehicle wrapping course

Replies: 7

Views: 2582

Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:14th / 15th February


Nearly snap there Nigel :lol1: our next one is 15th and 16th of February and then 16th and 17th of March

Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Another Matt Black topic!! Which do you prefer?

Replies: 6

Views: 2438

William Smith provide the 3M stuff I presume? Regarding marking it would you use a felt squeegee to apply or is that still to intense? Chris :) Yes Chris we do. Peter is bang on re a gentle heat to remove marks. One thing to consider with matt blacks is that when you post heat them you need to brin...

Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Time Traveller

Replies: 19

Views: 2398

Ummmm well Mr Fenton.......or should we now be calling you Dr WHO-Time-Loud-Fenton????.......That Tardis unit of yours does appear to be be bigger on the inside than the outside..........and now it's just a case of working out which clever bit of kit is the sonic screwdriver in disguise......could i...

Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy new year everyone!!

Replies: 24

Views: 2791

Happy New Year to everyone........I hope there aren't too many hangovers today :wink:

Gill xx

Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Building my own shop

Replies: 4

Views: 1252

Hi Simon Top of list for wrapping would be the heating and plenty of good lighting.....lots and lots of power points possibly in the floor and if you do your own digital prints for wrapping then somewhere to hang them with airflow for outgassing.....Matt has already mentioned the really important bi...

Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK Weather Info??

Replies: 10

Views: 1738

Guessing your going to turn left at Penrith and along the A66 to meet up with A1 which is all fine.........I popped down to Hull today via the A1 and the roads were totally fine........it was extremely cold with the car temp reading -7 most of the day so the main thing is to have some screen wash in...

Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Lynn!

Replies: 32

Views: 3124

Happy Birthday Lynn......hope your having a lovely day
xxx

Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: controlling kids

Replies: 7

Views: 1041

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: love that one Peter

Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Looking for Fluorescent Blue vinyl

Replies: 27

Views: 7130

Re: Looking for Fluorescent Blue vinyl

Preferably from a range that William Smith sells as I need to place an order with them so would like to order at same time. not asking much am I? :roll: :lol1: Sorry Warren the blue fluorescent we did was Ritrama CF04 but it was discontinued some time ago not sure why. Not much help there sorry :-?

Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why don't they ban bonfire night?

Replies: 45

Views: 5683

We live in a small village with a lovely big village green......all year long the village pub........butchers........corner shop......cubs and scouts etc fund raise for Bonfire night and the largest expense is the insurance......Sam and his Dad usually help with a good few other locals building the ...

Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help, Strange 3M Graphic Film Code (3M CHMN-10380)

Replies: 7

Views: 1764

what is with the Foil description though... matt foil just doesnt go together in my head! :-? :lol1: Well when the Germans did the recent Ford RS 500 wraps it was described as 3M foil and a 3M chap told me it was German for "Film" but I don't know any German so not too sure. I'll have to ...

Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help, Strange 3M Graphic Film Code (3M CHMN-10380)

Replies: 7

Views: 1764

Re: Help, Strange 3M Graphic Film Code (3M CHMN-10380)

Hi Simon

The VT code indicates a colour matched film. It will probably need a call to 3M to find out availability. If it's translucent the code might be 3630-VT4183 ?
Sorry not to be any better help...

Gill

Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Employing a Secretary... Any tips?!?

Replies: 36

Views: 5496

Well so far youve all said pretty much what I'd expect but no ones mentioned "tea making".......surly its a pretty important quality :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: im a grannie!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1348

Huge congratulations "Grannie Nik"

Love Gill xx

Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: No such thing as "Trade" only anymore....

Replies: 19

Views: 3516

Its list price for Joe Blogs when he rings Smiths and if further discounts are requested then Joe is put in touch with his rep so thats the point when we ask a few questions.............I'm guessing from the original post that your talking paint replacement vinyls which do pose us with a slightly di...

Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Please can i get help with making a banner using vinyl?

Replies: 12

Views: 1836

It wouldn't necessarily need to be any high end expensive cast digital........yes a cast would be softer and more conformable and possibly have a more aggressive adhesive but depending on the expected life time of the banner a polymeric calendered film could be more than sufficient to give the resul...

Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Please can i get help with making a banner using vinyl?

Replies: 12

Views: 1836

Re: Please can i get help with making a banner using vinyl?

Hi Phillip If you look around at large out of town shopping centres they are covered in huge banners with multi layered vinyls..........carpet right .......Curry's .........PC World etc........ yes these are banners skins tensioned into Flex box systems so not "flapping in the wind" but I ...

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Buying a personalised number plate

Replies: 21

Views: 3750

My hubby's nickname is Sooty.........I have no idea why, he's been called it since 4 yrs old....but his pride is his number plate S90 0TY he paid £240 about 5 years ago and its valued at £1000 plus now so a canny investment

Gill x

Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:46 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Damage on a wrap from my magnets

Replies: 3

Views: 1858

Some weeks back we had a panic with magnets......they were leaving yellow marks on the vinyl even when they were only positioned for a short time......thankfully it was on our own van that we use for training and we had plenty of opportunity to do some tests.....firstly we fitted the magnets and tim...

Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Rob

Replies: 35

Views: 4965

Have a great day Rob xXx

Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:05 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Thinking of doing a Vechicle Wrap Course

Replies: 30

Views: 9844

awh right that will explain silver vinyl doing the same then gill? :D


After I'd looked into it it seemed common sense really but it highlights the importance of keeping a check on any print on the backing paper :lol1:

Just shows every days a school day :lol1:

Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Thinking of doing a Vechicle Wrap Course

Replies: 30

Views: 9844

I came across something earlier in the week that I think is worth mentioning when doing colour change. If your wrapping a larger vehicle in any metallic and if you need to overlap then try not to rotate the vinyl as metallic vinyl has an orientation and could show a shade different...........its not...

Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Problems printing onto 3M material

Replies: 12

Views: 2443

Hi John
Im sorry to hear your having issues........I don't have your details but please mail me and Ill get our digital chaps to contact you and see if we can get you some practical assistance. We have 3m at the factory tomorrow so I'll also pass on your concerns.

Gill

Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: First Wrapping attempts - 3M Di-noc

Replies: 12

Views: 6465

Hi Steve Hey competition is good and it would be extremely naive of me to expect everyone to always buy for Smiths. Yes part rolls are available. We are having a 3M meeting next week so I'll ask if they have any plans to supply wider widths. I can't wait to see your new premises.......those pic's sh...

Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: First Wrapping attempts - 3M Di-noc

Replies: 12

Views: 6465

This is a link to our web page that gives help and advise re the Di-noc product http://www.wmsmith.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.detail&ContentID=270 We've done some tests using the water based primer, and it did not harm the paintwork in anyway after being fitted to a vehicle for 6-8 weeks...

Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Identification of 3M Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1258

Re: Identification of 3M Vinyl

Have a customer currently being charged an exorbitant rate for a sticker on 3M material. Is this a run of the mill vinyl or something special?? Details I have are from the backing paper where the print is in green: 3M 467MP 200MP Adhesive Advice warmly welcomed hi there sorry Graeme as a supplier I...

Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:47 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Small Quantity of 3m IJ180-10

Replies: 16

Views: 5782

We wrapped a Bently RR in 3m matt black and had to buy 50m @£40+ a metre. Couldn't find anywhere that would split it. Definitely not from us then Matty as we do sell the 85 matt black part rolls for much much less than £40. As for the fridge well I agree totally with Rob the ij180 is prob way over ...

Wed May 26, 2010 10:05 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3m window film RE20

Replies: 13

Views: 2361

Thanks Peter and Harry :wink:

I've just checked Tara and there's some on the shelve.

Gill

Tue May 25, 2010 8:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3m window film RE20

Replies: 13

Views: 2361

Re: 3m window film RE20

Hi, did not know really know where to put this subject, I am looking to buy 3m window film RE20 I can not seem to find anywhere that sells it, can anybody help? Thanks Hi Tara I might be breaking the rules here so if I am I'm sure Rob will scrub this one quick but you only mention RE20 is it - RE20...

Fri May 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: card fraud

Replies: 9

Views: 1560

I've just gone through it with Mam and Dad. They had been getting a large amount of nuisance calls, but then received a call from BT offering to stop the calls, unfortunately Mam gave their details over...........strangely she received a call a couple of days later saying that they would not be taki...

Wed May 05, 2010 5:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Job that was abit different

Replies: 14

Views: 2097

So did you get the job of swimming out to it then Martin?? or did the tide go out further???
:lol1: :lol1:

Tue May 04, 2010 9:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 32346

This is extremely sad news. John's posts have always been full of encouragement and wisdom.
My deepest condolences go to his family.

Gill x

Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:41 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: I am going to buy a hair dryer

Replies: 36

Views: 11150

Hummm :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: If Lynn has a Boots card you might find enough points on there to get a good deal :wink:

Gill x

Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good luck to Shane Drew

Replies: 30

Views: 3290

I'm sure all will go great for you.........I had the same opp 12 years ago and it's now a far distant memory and a barely visible scar. Look after yourself and sit down more to weed :wink:

Gill xx

Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Dry apply etched vinyl

Replies: 19

Views: 5511

Hi Bob One tip for weeding very complex etch is to lay the cut vinyl over a dark surface i.e. over a length of uncut black vinyl as it helps you to make out where it's cut and not. Not so great if the etch has a paper liner rather than a clear synthetic one but always worth a try. Then once weeded a...

Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Marcella!!!

Replies: 28

Views: 2560

Hope you have a great day Marcie :lol1: :lol1: enjoy :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How do you edge seal diamond grade reflective?

Replies: 13

Views: 3567

Hi there.........you are right Diamond Grade is a pain to cut and impossible on a standard plotter. If you do need to trim any pieces then turn the diamond grade over and cut from the back. The edge sealing is done ultra sonically. I did tests with the pens and I don't rate them. To test we applied ...

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: DONT TURN YOUR PS3 ON!

Replies: 6

Views: 1289

Re: DONT TURN YOUR PS3 ON!

Thanks for that Peter........one of Sam's school friends had just asked the question on facebook wanting to know if anyone else is having problems and Sam was just about to turn his on to test.......he's now busy posting that link to all his pal's......cheers :D :D

Gill

Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4353

Well if you turn one of the bin's up-side-down to put your foot up and a good supply of coffee and the weeding will fly by :D :D I'm guessing you chaps have plenty of ice up there to pack around that there toe :D

Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4353

:o Ouch :o not nice.......shame flip flops don't look good in this weather!!!! Guess you'll be wearing slippers to work for a while

Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did you want to be when you were older?

Replies: 23

Views: 2540

Like so many others I never had a clue what I wanted…….I knew I wasn’t bright enough to go to university or anything like that and being the daughter of dairy farmers I think Mam n Dad’s plan for me was to marry a local farmers son and have 5 kids…..not my thing :-? Left school after my GCSE’s and h...

Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help Please On Brown Tourism Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1549

Hi Phil

Yep we do it

Gill

Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help Please On Brown Tourism Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1549

Re: Help Please On Brown Tourism Sign

looking at the signs in the dark it seems that the reflective bleeds through the brow quite a lot as though it has been printed on clear or is it that the reflective properties are that good that it bleeds through the standard brown vinyl. Hi Phil The brown will be a transparent overlay film which ...

Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30311

Well in Durham it sounds very similar to you chaps up there 2 full weeks of snow and the temps between 2 and -5 :roll: and it says we're in for another good covering this afternoon. Sam's now hoping that his school will be closed on Monday which is every bit possible as the country roads around here...

Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy New year! UKSB - (official thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 2948

Happy New year everyone :lol1:

Gill x

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:34 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: WmSmith, The UK's longest established sign manufacturer

Replies: 7

Views: 6488

Thank you for your kind words..... Shane it will be a pleasure to show you around the old place the next time your over in England :lol1: :lol1: Mike I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, your a cracking fitter and I hope you do well, thanks for your best wishes and I hope everyone has a great Christmas....

Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm one proud dad :)

Replies: 24

Views: 2425

Many congratulations Tiffani :cheer:

Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Slitting Knives

Replies: 16

Views: 2980

John Cooper wrote:Where did you buy ONE Jason? I'd like 2 - don't need 10!

John


Hi John

Robs right you can get them from us and the minimum order is 2

Gill

Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday SHANE DREW !

Replies: 51

Views: 5802

Have a lovely day Shane............it's also my Hubby's big day and guess what he's 21 to :lol1: So I'll raise a glass....or 2....to both of you later

:lol1: :lol1:

Gill xx

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 30 series is the worst vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 3212

Hi John

Did you get in touch with your supplier?? What did they say??

Gill

Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Very Nifty Light Projection Show Video.

Replies: 4

Views: 640

WOW.....I enjoyed that and yes the sound was the key :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:21 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: The New HP Latex Inkjet Printer

Replies: 39

Views: 23095

John Childs wrote:
Stuart Taylor wrote:a couple of open days that we are running at Nottingham.

Coffee?
Sandwiches?
Cakes?

:D :D :D :D :D


:lol1: :lol1: only if you get in before Stu.... :wink:

Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: New Workshop

Replies: 32

Views: 7510

Paul Humble wrote:Cheers everyone!

Derek,

You saw my last place and know how bad it was, I am sworn not to let this place get like that! lo!!


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Hummmmm I remember your last place Mr Humble :wink: :wink: :lol1:

It's looking good........well done

Gill

Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Are there restrictions on reflective on front of vehicles?

Replies: 2

Views: 741

Hi Liam I've taken this from some of our literature hope it helps Corporate and Advertising Graphics - If the retro-reflective material is intended to promote the company i.e. corporate livery or logo, then reflective graphics using class ref. 1 material (Engineering Grade) can only be used. The col...

Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:29 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: The New HP Latex Inkjet Printer

Replies: 39

Views: 23095

Hi there I am going to take a closer look at the L25500 tomorrow........If its half as good as it's big brother the L65500 then as Rob says it's the way forward. When I first saw the L65500 the first thing that struck me was the smell or should I say lack of it, No solvents to out-gas. We printed wr...

Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: off on a wee holiday!

Replies: 21

Views: 1762

Hi Marcella Not too sure about Aysgarth Leyton, but if its Aysgarth near Leyburn then really beautiful although quite a while since I've been. There's Aysgarth Falls definitely worth a visit, and you are very close to Hawes were you'll find the Wensleydale creamery... http://www.wensleydale.co.uk/sh...

Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:06 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Satin Black Vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 1813

Whatever you use you'll want to laminate it so you can handle the material better. No not the case with the 85 series. It is specifically designed as a car paint replacement vinyl so very user friendly.....spoken as someone who has used it and not just sold it :lol1: ..... It's 85 micron thick whic...

Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:04 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

Replies: 11

Views: 3958

I have to agree with you there Cheryl.....to start off with these cars were wrapped as exhibition pieces and I'd hate to follow one on the motorway. Really would not want to be the first test case, to my knowledge most get shipped out to Dubai etc :roll:

Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: favourite foods?

Replies: 69

Views: 4745

Gill, When your standing in the street at 2am bladdered drunk, bottle of irn-bru under your arm, swaying back and forward trying to talk to passers by with half a mouth full of kebab at the same time. you are excused... all other times, theres no excuse! :o :o must try harder.....forgot to sway sor...

Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: favourite foods?

Replies: 69

Views: 4745

friends and atmosphere, the whole experience, can make or break a meal I agree totally with you on that one Peter......one of my favorite meals of late was also in Dublin last week....it was also Thursday but not night......the early hours of the morning in Temple Bar tucking into Kebabs.....great ...

Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8758

I'm quite sad it's over.....I had a great time I also rather like Guinness and Oysters now :drink4: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Philip I will e-mail over the info you required asap

Gill

Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8758

Right your on Mr Normington :lol1: :lol1:I'll hold you to that :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8758

Hi Peter
Yes we are taking a RollsRoller over, I don't think Smiths have done Sign Ireland before but for me I never seem to see much of the shows unless I pop to the loo in a different direction each time :roll:
I'm sure you'll miss Shane and Jill this time around :(

Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8758

It will be a first for me as I've never been across to Ireland but I'm looking forward to it :lol1: :lol1:

Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: OK, explain this then

Replies: 18

Views: 1582

Well Neil I just wanted to let you know that you brought Smiths to a standstill........I mailed the link over last night and popped into the office this morning before hitting the road and everybody was scratching their heads :lol1: :lol1: I'm sure they've worked it out by now but that was a good on...

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: OK, explain this then

Replies: 18

Views: 1582

OMG that is mind blowing.........3 of us sat here trying to beat it :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: great find Neil

Gill

Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Traffic information signs....

Replies: 5

Views: 978

Hi Roger When it comes to traffic signage its a real can of worms and the rules and regs are very strict. The level of reflectivity used depends on the speed of road where the sign is fitted for example a mph sign in a car park would possibly be only class ref 1 reflective engineering grade (similar...

Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who was it?!! Chrome Range Rover

Replies: 15

Views: 1614

I would not like to drive behind it.......ok for an exhibition piece but not too sure how I feel about it on the main highway. Can you imagine following one on a wet motorway in the dark :o. I know firms are wrapping in the mirror silver and gold but I was under the impression they were short term j...

Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday ROBERT LAMBIE

Replies: 45

Views: 3309

I'm sure you'll enjoy a glass or 2 of rose along with that watermelon breezer. Have a good one Rob :lol1: :lol1:

Gill x

Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what material can I use for table top protection ?

Replies: 5

Views: 800

Hi there A couple of things spring to mind......... a matt overlaminate......possibly a floor graphic as its quite thick and textured.......or the product that bar mats are made out of, not towel but the compressed foam.I know I've seen people printing them but can't think for the life of me where o...

Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A few seconds and everything could change!

Replies: 26

Views: 1745

I bet she has had the biggest hug from you both tonight........so glad they are both ok

Gill x

Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: OGC logo (an oldy but a goody)

Replies: 10

Views: 872

Looks to me like he's got bandy legs....a big head.....and rather short arms......
So I guess the poor chap needs something to boast about :lol1:

Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tablet & Pen Question

Replies: 15

Views: 1239

is that called a puck gill? :D oh and sorry for not coming back to see you at signuk.....you know how they all lead me astray :roll: Hi Nik Yep I'm sure your right the points are plotted using a "puck"........needless to say we called it a "mouse thingy" :lol1: :lol1: And yes I ...

Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tablet & Pen Question

Replies: 15

Views: 1239

Hi Paul It might be that there is something on the market along the lines of a digitizing tablet. The ones that I have used enable you to plot points around a lined drawing therefore transferring the lined image onto the screen.......sorry not sure if that makes sense :-? I'm sure if you google digi...

Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:33 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: smutty toilet signs needed

Replies: 14

Views: 3886

Thats gross Rob :lol1: :lol1:

No job is finished until the paperwork is done...... or another

If you sprinkle when you tinkle......
be a sweetie and wipe the seatie

Sat May 23, 2009 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How uncomfortable would this be ladies?

Replies: 27

Views: 2309

Marcella wrote:oh good god. That is by far the ugliest thing I have ever clapped eyes on. Quite disturbing. :o


I'm in total agreement with you on that one Marcella. She's horrid :o

Wed May 20, 2009 6:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: State Of Emergency in South East Queensland :(

Replies: 20

Views: 2216

I hope you come out the other end safe and sound....and dry.

I hope you don't need the tool box out for long Shane :lol1: :lol1:

Tue May 19, 2009 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Zeitgeist - Whats your opinion/view?

Replies: 17

Views: 1583

Re: Zeitgeist - Whats your opinion/view?

grab a cuppa tea and have a watch... comes in 5 short parts on youtube. I was staying away last night..........so I did just that ...put the kettle on.......problem is that the mugs in Premier inn ain't all that big :roll: I have always believed in these conspiracy things and when it is listed in s...

Tue May 19, 2009 12:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Recesssion? What recession?

Replies: 9

Views: 1276

a women holding a blokes tool bag has a whole different meaning over here Gill :oops: :lol1: :lol1:


Oh boy....... I'll bear that one in mind Shane should I every visit your neck of the woods :lol1: :lol1:

He can hold on to his own :wink: :lol1:

Mon May 18, 2009 5:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Recesssion? What recession?

Replies: 9

Views: 1276

My Hubby's a domestic plumber but work went so quiet he's now behind bars in our local prison but he has keys and comes home of a night so that's one job that's always guarantied recession or not. I'll bring him up to Scotland on my next trip Phil to sort out your plumbing, and Shane I'll definitely...

Sat May 16, 2009 10:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Finally Wraped Our Own Vehicle

Replies: 26

Views: 4783

was very hard to apply as soon as you let it even rest on the metal it was bonding to the vehicle straight away it worked very well over the compound curves though Hi Chris It looks amazing. Out of interest how long did you leave the graphics before laminating??? By loosely winding the fresh unlami...

Tue May 12, 2009 6:44 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Perf. window film-what life does it have?

Replies: 18

Views: 1872

Hi there I didn't get chance to check out a large section of the perforated window film only A4 but I did sit in the cab of the tractor and the rear window must must be pretty free from obstruction as the driver needs to be able to view his trailer pick up hitch (think that's what Dad called it)when...

Mon May 11, 2009 11:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Perf. window film-what life does it have?

Replies: 18

Views: 1872

:-? :-? The chap driving the tractor is gonna have difficulty see out of the back through the white.......I think :-? :roll: :lol1: Oh I'm gonna go have a play with some.

Mon May 11, 2009 11:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Perf. window film-what life does it have?

Replies: 18

Views: 1872

Hi Lorraine Durability on external perforated window film is at best 1 year. It is possible to help extend this by cutting the graphics slightly smaller then sealing the edges with either narrow tape or a sealer but being a farmers daughter I have seen my Dad pressure wash his beloved tractor within...

Tue May 05, 2009 5:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: While Shane was away...

Replies: 17

Views: 2288

Well done Shane..........I have to agree with Jill.....this pic is much more you :lol1: :lol1:

Lovely to meet you.

Gill

Sat May 02, 2009 11:23 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 1st Full wrap (and the reason I missed SignUK)

Replies: 43

Views: 8532

I fitted using cotton gloves (dry though :roll: )


It does look really great Warren......Wet will definitely be better also try adding soap but you'll have wrinkly fingers by the end:lol1:

Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: matt black 3m 85 series

Replies: 2

Views: 520

Hi James

I cover Scotland so if you get in touch I'll see if I can sort something out for you, you can find my details through the toolbar. The 10m thing may not be so strict with the matt black as we do hold plenty of stock of that colour.

Gill

Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Driving instructor roof boxes?

Replies: 5

Views: 1044

Hi Clive
You could give these chaps a try http://www.lettercrafttopsignsuk.co.uk/
worth a look

Opps just looked and they are already on the tool bar

Gill

Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: B&B single post wooden hanging sign required

Replies: 7

Views: 5127

You could try these chaps Classic Signs in Darlington 01325 351337 The gentlemans name is Geoffry Wooff classicsignsltd@btinternet.com They are a long established firm but I don't think they have a web site. The wood work I've seen has been for golf clubs etc but I know they do all kinds of wooden s...

Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 42

Views: 4983

As a supplier I see things from a slightly different angle, I call into many different sized sign firms every week, from the "one man band" with a printer and plotter in a converted garage (many of these set ups are by far the most professional and well kept) to the "big boys" wi...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone have tips for helping to reduce the static?

Replies: 28

Views: 2655

Hi Gary We use anti-static tinsel its made from copper and if you do a search you will find a few suppliers, It doesn't totally stop the problem but does reduce the strenght of belt you get, and for some reason you chaps do seem to suffer more than us girls :roll: its a pain thresh hold thing :lol1:...

Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 680 Series Reflective - VersaWorks BLADE PRESSURE?

Replies: 1

Views: 463

Hi John I hope you have managed ok today with your blade settings. Although the 680 is 180-200 micron thick, it is still quite a soft vinyl so when ever we have cut it on our flat bed plotters we have not needed to alter the blade depth too much. I am not too familar with the settings of drum plotte...

Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Replies: 21

Views: 1731

Hi Stewart
I'm pleased things are going well for you :lol1:

Gill

Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Encapsulation Company Needed

Replies: 8

Views: 916

encapsulated signs

Hi Dave

www.durablesigns.com

This firm might well be what your after. They are a family firm based in Bridlington and their work is pretty impressive small and large.

Gill

Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Staff Training

Replies: 10

Views: 1008

Out of 4 or 5 I've only ever had one that could work a tape measure right...and I'd trust the sizes. I even bought ones with digital readouts to idiot proof them...but the +/- case button would always get pressed...so that was out the window. So measuring skills and flipping between inches & mm...

Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: contravision cleaning

Replies: 2

Views: 549

Hi Stuart

If its just dust etc then depending on the size of area you could try application tape, just don't use too much pressure and it should come back away without lifting the vinyl from its liner.

Gill

Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:21 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Why does my VersaCamm turn off halfway though a job?

Replies: 12

Views: 4292

also check your pc doesnt go into screensaver/sleep mode, this has caught me out a few times and has shut down the printer (I have a cadet so its pretty much the same machine). graeme I have been in to see a customer today with the same printer and same problem, turned out that when he had the engi...

Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from cold Teesside

Replies: 22

Views: 2166

Re: Hello from cold Teesside

angela wrote:Hello,

I am new to sign board, but have been on this loads of times trying to find out things and I have always found what Im looking for.

Keep up the good work.

Angela :D :D


Hi Angela :lol1:

Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from South Durham

Replies: 7

Views: 786

Martin Gray wrote:Hi Gill :wave:

Your lucky not up here this week, we've got about half a foot of snow!!


Thank you all for the warm welcome :lol1:

Yeh Martin I can imagine its fun getting up your road at the mo :lol1:

Gill

Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from South Durham

Replies: 7

Views: 786

Hi from South Durham

Well after sitting on the side lines for quite a while, I think its time I plucked up some courage and said hello. I think its brill the way that everybody helps each other out here, I just really wish I had discovered you all before I swapped my scalpel for car keys, It would of saved me hours of h...

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