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Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:21 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help : Trying to downgrade Omega

Replies: 5

Views: 1930

True "versions-to-version" swap and Dongle rollback

Adrian, (>) I’m in agreement with the first part of Karl’s reply. That error message, while not exclusive, is very often what is displayed when trying to launch a protected program like Composer when the dongle is in fact written (authorized) for a new release then what is installed on the system. I...

Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:49 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gelatin sizing?

Replies: 17

Views: 8477

Angel Gilding Supplies; Smith Tip page , or call Sarah King at 1.866.341.3340 I’m not sure where you are located, but if you ever get a chance to see John Studden lay some leaf, DO IT! :o No Smith Tip required for that man! Billy Beckner, located towards this side of the land mass, can also lay loo...

Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:03 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gelatin sizing?

Replies: 17

Views: 8477

Mike, I’m with Neil; you may have some troubles removing the excess gold with that strong of a solution. It won’t be impossible, just much more difficult then otherwise needed. Depending on the design, this may or may not be much of an issue. Delicate, frail lines or small details can frequently be ...

Tue May 06, 2008 11:52 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega - Gradient Fill

Replies: 11

Views: 2427

Not an Omega CP package

Adrian, No problem mate, hope you had an enjoyable day. I can confirm what you probably already now know; your package is not Omega CP (Cut & Print) and therefore it will not support or allow the use of color tools and functions (of which the Gradient is part of). Not sure if you are use to usin...

Sat May 03, 2008 10:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega - Gradient Fill

Replies: 11

Views: 2427

Adrian, Just read this for the first time and had the same thought as Martin once I viewed your screen grab. :( If you are willing to post the contents from the Options part of the System ID, this can be confirmed. Do a right click on the GSP Tray and select System Identification String. From the re...

Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:36 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega .plt file conversion

Replies: 4

Views: 1578

This may reduce the "pain"

Jason, Passing this along as it may help save some time in converting your .plt based files to the .ai format. There is a utility called File Convertor that is part of the Omega Suite of software and I think it should be titled “ FileConverter.exe ”. This utility is not part of the protected area of...

Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:15 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Does any know where I can obtain Illustrator color swatches

Replies: 6

Views: 4480

Very late to the dance, however, anyone doing a search and still desires palettes for use… I was contracted by Avery a few years ago to produce palettes for Adobe, Cadlink, CorelDRAW, Gerber, Macromedia, and ScanVec. They have just recently contacted me again updating the paletts they offer to refle...

Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: gerber edge fx

Replies: 12

Views: 3991

Great feedback above. I’m posting the following as sometimes “pictures” help paint a easier picture. Imagine that, images help the concept. One would think I sell signs! All of this was originally posted over at another forum site. I’m not sure if the links provide below will allow you to view the t...

Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What time is it over the pond?

Replies: 9

Views: 680

Daylight Savings Time, from a United States perspective, is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Eastern time zone portion of Indiana, and by most, but not all, of Arizona. We had a federal law passed called the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that put the ...

Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge vs Wide format Inkjet

Replies: 12

Views: 2159

This may be going off topic, however, I want to key in on the above statement. I'm trying to gauge what is likely to be a better investment for a fledgling signmaker. Side stepping the pro and con argument of either technology direction, perhaps there should be some self inventory being done. A ther...

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:20 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge tiles, do they match?

Replies: 3

Views: 901

Kev, Although not exclusive, that behavior is often the result of a fatigued or fatiguing print head. Printing a standard field test may reveal to what extent this to be the case. If you are an Omega user, there is an option inside GSPPlot, in the Panel Options dialog, that allows you to “flip” pane...

Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: process print with an Edge

Replies: 5

Views: 1225

Dave, Not sure about others, but this would be my approach using version 7: ⋅ Import image ⋅ Double left click image to enter Bitmap editing mode/smart bar ⋅ Left click Magic Wand tool ⋅ Right click on the black background area of image ⋅ Left click ...

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge registration problems - tight foil?

Replies: 19

Views: 2765

Martin, At this time, there is no Edge/plot calibration process available inside SignLab like Graphics Advantage and Omega offer. This may change at some point in the future. Colin, As Dave mentions further above, Static Cling is one of the softness, most pliable surfaces the edge attempts to print ...

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge registration problems - tight foil?

Replies: 19

Views: 2765

Martin, At this time, there is no Edge/plot calibration process available inside SignLab like Graphics Advantage and Omega offer. This may change at some point in the future. Colin, As Dave mentions further above, Static Cling is one of the softness, most pliable surfaces the edge attempts to print ...

Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:40 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what would be your wish list for signlab tools?

Replies: 4

Views: 1340

Phill, Wish granted with version 7. :D Combine this ability with the separate Print & Cut Manager and “productivity” can really happen. Lovely setup for everyone, much more so though for the digital crowd. CADlink approaches the multiple file issue with a “MI”, or “Multiple Instances” solution c...

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2790

Fair is only fair Joe; I stopped counting how many times I have butchered “saying” your last name. :o I just now end up saying, “You know, Joe Chisel-ski from Connecticut!” :wink: If you like this one and Rob is OK with it, Rob can just do a right click and “save as” and upload it for use as the ava...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:10 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC3 Plus

Replies: 18

Views: 6493

Following are of some selected color thermal devices. Not all are available anymore, not all are applicable to what everyone wants out of devise. GCC: Nautilus Gerber: Edge/Edge2/MAXX/MAXX2 Matan: Sprinter/SprinterB/Spark1612/Spring12 Roland: PC50/PC60/PC600/PC12 Summa: Durachrome/DC2/DC3 There are ...

Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:18 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: tip: how to put shortcut on working with another page

Replies: 22

Views: 4319

As I understand it Signlab E6 and V5 for sure does not import or export pdf - eps import does not import any font data. For a good idea of how an eps import filter is for signmaking look at Corel's postscript interpreted filter, fonts may be imported as text or curves, Pantone spec. is retained. Co...

Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC3 Plus

Replies: 18

Views: 6493

Hedge, Does the DC3 have the ability to print directly to banner material, or would you print on vinyl and then apply to banner stock? This could be an influcing factor on the proper device. Especially important if banner volume will outpace vehicle graphics. The device is very attractive from a pri...

Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:35 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: tip: how to put shortcut on working with another page

Replies: 22

Views: 4319

Just as a FYI, opening multiple instances of SignLab may cause stability issues if you start changing interface attributes (modifying toolbars, toolbar positions, shortcuts assignments, etc.). Doesn’t mean it will happen, and may not happen all the time, just be aware of the possible consequence. Al...

Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get glittery avery vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 1735

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Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:37 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: where can i get corel colour pallets help please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1390

Dilwyn, I’m about ready to go on the road for a little over a week, so additional replies if needed may be “lagging” and will happen as time and access permit… As for getting vinyl palettes inside Corel, you would need to secure these from the manufacture, perhaps a distributor, a fellow board membe...

Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get glittery avery vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 1735

Robert, “If” I’m understanding what Dan is after, Avery calls it Ultra Metallic . Here in North America the part number would take the following form; “A5xxx-M-x”. Digit 3, 4 and 5 represent the actual color, digit 7 would be for the finished size. So an A5780-M-A would be a 15” x 10yd punched roll ...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Rapid-tac, Sign-Prep & Overlay. opinions please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3585

Re: Rapid-tac, Sign-Prep & Overlay. opinions please?

Any reports from you pros? I want something that helps apply in the cold. Sally, Not sure what the Pro’s use, but for cold weather wet applications, I don’t dare go on site without my RapidTac II!! :wink: I’ve grown to like it so much that most all of my window applications, cold or warm conditions...

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:01 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i export files as ai or eps into corel or adobe?

Replies: 19

Views: 4660

This is going to be “scattered” response at best… CADlink doesn’t offer “anti aliasing” inside the SignLab product, hence, that is why a “screen grab” from it will not render as “clear” as in CorelDRAW or any product that does support it. This is just one of a few real world examples as to why “we” ...

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:22 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i export files as ai or eps into corel or adobe?

Replies: 19

Views: 4660

Marcella wrote:Feel a bit stupid now!


Welcome to my life! Image

:wink: Image

Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:32 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i export files as ai or eps into corel or adobe?

Replies: 19

Views: 4660

Here is a list of SignLab e6.1 Import and Export filters that are included. This list is inclusive for the North American release, your mileage may very elsewhere. And if you have Adobe Acrobat or similar installed, you can always “print” to a .pdf based file. Vector Export HPGL Plot .plt Adobe Illu...

Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:56 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Edge 2 LPT Problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1658

Henry, I was under the same mindset, connecting the Edge device to the port that is integrated on the motherboard and moving the security device to the add-on ports. I have had “less” successful then “more” when attempting to connect an Edge device to an add-on card/port. It’s been done, just not al...

Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cut lines on Gerber Composer 2

Replies: 2

Views: 1450

Thought of some additional stuff that may help to identify some “potential” issues before they become “reality”. Not sure if you’re aware of this or not, and if so, it may be of benefit to others just starting out and reading this. When in wireframe view (or “non” filled mode) inside Composer, the v...

Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cut lines on Gerber Composer 2

Replies: 2

Views: 1450

Eddie, In order for an object to not be a cut based object, it must contain a print attribute . This printing attribute can be in the form of a Fill, Stroke, or both. Once that attribute has been set, it is then possible to “turn off” cut assignments (quick way to turn Cut Off is by pressing the [8]...

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cogratulations Robert.

Replies: 9

Views: 1419

Funny how that all works out, cause it was about two years ago your wife reported you missing. Coincidence?? http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/naughty.gif http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/boxedsmilie.gif Congratulations Robert!! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/jump.gif

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:33 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can i use both Illustrator 9 & 10 on pc at the same time

Replies: 11

Views: 2977

Lorraine, Glad to hear. Nice to know I get one right every now and then. http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/boxedsmilie.gif Roger, Please keep in mind, this is from a US perspective and may or may not be relevant for your neck of the woods. “If” only going for Photoshop, and a member of NAPP (Na...

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK Trade shows and the like

Replies: 4

Views: 743

I have it on the calendar as 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April (hey Mike, did I “say” the dates properly this time?? Us dumb “Yanks” like to put the month before the date) at the NEC in Birmingham. Trying to get the schedule worked out to make the trip across the pond this year to take in the ...

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:15 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Edge2 System Complete...Hurry!

Replies: 18

Views: 1861

Allan, I personally think thermal resin will be dead as a dodo in a year or so. I’d be happy to take the action on this one. Define “dead” and tell me the wager you have in mind?!? http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/happyhappy.gif I remember people saying we wouldn’t be cutting down as many tree...

Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Export problem in Omega 2.0

Replies: 5

Views: 1393

Jaggedpixel, Some additional information may yield a more appropriate response since there are times to “do it this way” while other times it should be “done that way”. Each case should be weighed against the final goal in mind with the actual design at hand. That being stated, my guess is you attem...

Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:01 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: we call wall painters walldogs here...do you?

Replies: 36

Views: 13159

http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/shocked2.gif No potholes!?! Why, how do UK people stay awake while driving?!?! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/fool.gif Robert, here is a promotional piece from Ford for a 250 that is very close to what I'm looking at. For full details on the one I’m ac...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:18 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone help please with AI to PS problem?

Replies: 5

Views: 1696

what? what/ what? (grab) :lol: :lol: :lol: go on what? :wink: Robert, Mike informed me about some plans he and Clare have in the future, and I ever so “graciously” volunteered you to take part in them. http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/flipped.gif He can fill you in with the details. Just reme...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:10 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: we call wall painters walldogs here...do you?

Replies: 36

Views: 13159

Jill, I forgot that you had an “extended” vacation this summer. Not only across the pond, but “up north” as well correct? Back to back meets, woo-hoo!! A meet in January at your place! Sounds great, where does the horse drawn snow sleigh pick us up at?!?! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/debil...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:56 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone help please with AI to PS problem?

Replies: 5

Views: 1696

Mike, Pushy Yank isn’t she!?!? http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/arsch.gif http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/boxedsmilie.gif I know some savvy computer nerds that have this issue as well, and to the best of my recollection, have never solved it. I hope to see an answer posted here as well....

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:15 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 102984

We here in the States have another sign show in about two weeks. Not sure I’ll be able to snap any pictures “from the floor”, but will have some samples to take away Friday, try “the test”, and post the results. I have numerous meetings scheduled while there (during and post show hours), so posting ...

Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: we call wall painters walldogs here...do you?

Replies: 36

Views: 13159

“Silly Jilly” was our great hostess for the US International meet for 2002 in Mars, PA. Thanks to her efforts, and some of those “wall doggers”, Mars received four murals during that weekend. Here is an “in process” picture of the project Bill was heading up (writer of the article Jill has a link to...

Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:28 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can i use both Illustrator 9 & 10 on pc at the same time

Replies: 11

Views: 2977

Lorraine, Hope you are a computer nerd of sorts. http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/nerd.gif I just went through a major “search” mission for a work around to the fact that PS CS (8.0) doesn’t support thumbnails anymore. That information, for anyone interested, will follow after my comments on I...

Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:10 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 102984

the one finger test is something i have been doing for years now.. i think you will find the roland pc60-600 & the gerber edge do the same thing. I think not!!! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/shocked.gif Robert, you mean to tell me you can rub your finger over the prints coming off your...

Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:17 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: looking for new scanner which one do you recommend?

Replies: 13

Views: 3205

John, not to worry mate, I’m not a techie either; I just play one on sign boards! :o :D :D Lorraine identifies what I was speaking of. Some scanning interfaces allow for a Black and White “scalable” capture (also referred to as “Line Art”). Depending on what graphic software is being used, this can ...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:36 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: looking for new scanner which one do you recommend?

Replies: 13

Views: 3205

Having had to go through the “re-education” of scanners recently for some clients, I agree with Tim. I lost touch, so to say, with the market the past few years as I’ve been happy with my current scanner. However, I was being asked more and more on what scanner to purchase by new, and existing, clie...

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 / 600 Cartridges - Thermal products or genuine Roland?

Replies: 26

Views: 12683

One of my replies further above indicates four manufactures globally for color thermal foils. I now believe that number to be five. And there are an increasing amount of “branded” foils for purchase, but not sure what the current number is there. Sometimes these vendors are like sign shops; here tod...

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: do Reflective vinyl & banners work together?

Replies: 10

Views: 2027

Lorraine, Ignorance is bliss!! I just supplied a double sided banner a few months ago to span a street crossing that was advertising a one day event. The banner was 36” x 288” (91m x 731m?) and printed on an inkjet device but did contain a patch of reflective material that incorporated some Edge pri...

Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:15 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber/Spandex Jester Vinyl/Ink Problems

Replies: 27

Views: 6811

Satisfied, content, pleased, fulfilled, etc. Image

Thanks again for the extra time. Image

Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber/Spandex Jester Vinyl/Ink Problems

Replies: 27

Views: 6811

Cabbage, No war from my perspective. Jon, Thanks for the follow up post. I can truly appreciate and sympathize with the “time” issue you are currently experiencing (preparing to head out myself very soon). All the more reason I appreciate the fast follow up. Also understand how a “under the pressure...

Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber/Spandex Jester Vinyl/Ink Problems

Replies: 27

Views: 6811

Jon, A quote from you on another board: Please qualify your statement about "the other features" that outperform the MAXX. Considering you have tasked others, I now ask the same of you. The amount of (albeit well-meaning) mis-information above is staggering. What in your view is “mis-information” fr...

Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: White foil for the Edge!!!!!!!!

Replies: 21

Views: 5350

Kev, I realize that this recommendation, and that is all it is, a recommendation, isn’t the least expense option, but I’d encourage you to stay with Gerber White (GCS-10) for “White” use. They, Gerber, do/did offer a Super Opaque White under the GSX line of foils, but believe that it is currently of...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:35 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: FAST FONTS

Replies: 5

Views: 2711

Jim, You could try going right to the source to secure a sample. Not sure he will accommodate, and not sure the contact information is still valid (was in early 2000, but haven’t check recently), but it might be worth a little effort before outlaying for the entire set. Post back your findings if yo...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK Power Blackout

Replies: 11

Views: 1437

Related, yet not…. (and more for Phill anyway) I just returned from a sign show that was held in Orlando, Florida here in the States (I taught a two day SignLab seminar). The show was over Saturday evening, but the wife and I stayed till Monday to take in some of the area sites. On Sunday evening, j...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signology 2003

Replies: 9

Views: 1833

Be careful what you ask for; once you get me talking, I don’t shut up. Just ask Mike! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/bonk.gif Keep your eye’s and ears open, you just never know when this “yank” will sprout some wings and jump across the big water puddle. (Although, it won’t be happening anyt...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Many Happy returns to Rob Lambie for tomorrow...

Replies: 28

Views: 4360

Welcome aboard Kez, and Happy Birthday Robert. Oops, I forgot, I need to type it out correctly, I mean “happe birthday”! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/boxedsmilie.gif Robert, getting a dictionary for your birthday? http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/moon.gif http://inknowvativegroup.com...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:27 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: is signlab thermal module worth the upgrade?

Replies: 3

Views: 1326

( that Bob G, he`s my hero) :P One fooled, only 645 more to go!! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/jestera.gif http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/naughty.gif Jon, I realize you’re new to this and other boards, so I want to give full disclosure in attempt to eliminate any possible display o...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signology 2003

Replies: 9

Views: 1833

Steve, Where’s your priorities man; a weekend meet or two weeks in the med! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/eyemouth.gif Have lots-o-fun for the two weeks!! :wink: :D Seriously, any “news” or “pix” from the event? I know some of the American contingent wont be returning for a few days, doing ...

Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:23 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do you get clipart from corel9 to sign lab5 please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2524

Gav, Between Outline’s response here and Peter’s at the other site, are you all sorted? Or still need additional information? Sorry for not responding sooner but “time” is very limited currently (and foreseeable future). Will check back late tomorrow and respond with additional information if needed...

Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:08 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do you get clipart from corel9 to sign lab5 please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2524

Image

Not to worry, you're still my hero!! Image

Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:49 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do you get clipart from corel9 to sign lab5 please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2524

Norman, I’m a wee bit lazier then Mike http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/naughty.gif , so I’d rather take advantage of the Program Launcher inside Corel. Fewer buttons to press on the keyboard or a lot less icons to click on. It’s been a while since I’ve been inside CD v9.x; can you customize a...

Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:47 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: What's the most effective antivirus on the market?

Replies: 14

Views: 4690

Gav, Sorry to hijack your post, but something Brian said was a topic of fodder this past weekend. Free? Don't you Sign Makers ever spend any money? Brian, I just held a one day seminar on a sign software program (Gerber Omega) this past Saturday, and during some “open” time this very subject came up...

Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what printer would you recomend?

Replies: 29

Views: 10227

Tony, In a word, “carefully”! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/freaked.gif http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/eyemouth.gif I have a converted school bus to wrap next Tuesday (Imagine a 6.5’ x 35’ “corrugated” billboard for each side, not including the front and back). I never enter...

Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what printer would you recomend?

Replies: 29

Views: 10227

Rodney, Thanks for bringing the “ink” perspective to the table. I have read most of your participation here on Robert’s board and find it to usually be very beneficial and well worth the time to read and digest. :cool: I love all things “digital”, with a particular fondness for color thermal output....

Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:03 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what printer would you recomend?

Replies: 29

Views: 10227

Robert,

If you got one of those “toys”, your wife would NEVER see you! Image :wink:

Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:00 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing magnetic material via the Edge

Replies: 6

Views: 2661

Gav, I have not personally tried it as I don’t own a CC machine. I’ll have one here in the near future to “tinker” with, so I’ll be experimenting with various items not normally done or recommended with the machine. I’m aware of a lone individual that has done it but never inquired to what “tricks” ...

Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:50 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what printer would you recomend?

Replies: 29

Views: 10227

Phill, It’s actually made in Taiwan by a company called GCC (Great Computer Company). They in fact make many of the components that are used in varying degrees to the sign trade (and related) world wide. Like so many other things in life, lot’s of “brands” to chose from but only a handful of actual ...

Sun Jul 20, 2003 10:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing magnetic material via the Edge

Replies: 6

Views: 2661

Printing magnetic material via the Edge

In response to Ian’s post relative to Fridge Magnets and Jon’s introduction of the Edge into the conversation, thought I’d take a minute to post (and copy from some previous posts) some thoughts on the topic. I’m another Gerber Edge cheerleader, but running magnetic substrates through the original E...

Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from England

Replies: 9

Views: 1427

…and then a look at Mikes's workshop and surrounds. And you did this in just one day!! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/jestera.gif Thought for sure that would be at least two days if not three. http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/lol.gif On a more serious note, reading about your ...

Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a very nice man!!! (Becky)

Replies: 10

Views: 1650

Rob,

it wouldnt be so bad but at christmas audrey bought me some mike
pyjamas....


She must be waiting for a birthday or anniversary to give you the matching Slippers and Night Cap!! Image :)

Tue May 20, 2003 2:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you do artworks before OR after taking deposits?

Replies: 31

Views: 6023

Martin, You’re changing the rules on me here. http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/flipped.gif The way I interpreted the initial post was the customer came a knocking, unsolicited on JayBee’s part. I see that act as being a completely different monster to tackle then you or I taking the offense to...

Mon May 19, 2003 7:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you do artworks before OR after taking deposits?

Replies: 31

Views: 6023

JayBee, A few “you’s” in this reply, but not directed personally to you JayBee. “You” is stated as “us” at large and not with one specific individual in mind (in fact, I include myself in this at times). Not easy to digest, harder to implement, but very worthy of the returns that are revealed if put...

Thu May 01, 2003 12:14 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Screen movement capture software

Replies: 10

Views: 3200

Robert, Yes, voice over is possible. In fact, with the new version, two tracks are possible. Plus the suite offers other “audio” tools. On the recent SignLab demo CD you received, I used the older software that only allowed for one track, so I used other software to mix everything together then just...

Sat Apr 26, 2003 2:26 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Screen movement capture software

Replies: 10

Views: 3200

Gav,

There are quite a few out there to be had. Perform a Google search using words like screen, record, program, etc.

The one I currently use for my demos is called CamTasia by Tech Smith. More information direct from their site. :)

Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:06 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 or PC600

Replies: 40

Views: 13777

Jon, Please do tell! What limitations does the DC3 machine have when compared to the MAXX2? One person’s limitations is another’s none issue. Case in point: the Edge (or the deuce for that matter). Others view the fact that the machine is a print only solution to be a “limitation”. I don’t share tha...

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signs, what one does the company most benifit from?

Replies: 2

Views: 1114

Signs, what one does the company most benifit from?


Well, I’d like to toss this one in for consideration as the most beneficial….

PLEASE PAY HERE!



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Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:56 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: does signlab 6.0 allow you to revert to the old 4.95 text?

Replies: 22

Views: 6087

Neil,

Drop me a PM or email with your post information and I’ll get one out to you. Or, do the same to Tony as he may be able to get one in your hand sooner then one coming from me.

Cheers

Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:51 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega 2.0

Replies: 10

Views: 2801

Kevin, As Jon has already indicated, the software was “officially” announced and debuted “publicly” at the recently completed ISA show here in the States. The intent was to have it shipping this Monday, April 14th, but that has now slipped to Monday the 28th. This is of course for Gerber customers h...

Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:45 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Will this module add to assistant to run an edge?

Replies: 6

Views: 2276

Outline, I’m going to contradict Kevin and Brian and state that anyone at the “Pro” package or above will be able to take advantage of the Thermal module. Colormaster is not required in order use the Thermal module (at least that is the way it is in North America). The Thermal module comes in two fl...

Sat Apr 05, 2003 5:09 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: does signlab 6.0 allow you to revert to the old 4.95 text?

Replies: 22

Views: 6087

So how goes it Mr. Lambie? Did you or anyone else in the shop give it another go yet?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 5:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC3

Replies: 7

Views: 7528

Phill, I received a short and brief email from Jim as he was preparing for the big ISA show in Las Vegas, NV, USA this past week/weekend. He indicated that he would like to respond as soon as he could, but it may not be until he has returned from the show. In the mean time, and with the understandin...

Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Suumachrome DC3

Replies: 23

Views: 7074

I was just reviewing this thread before responding to a similar one posted by Phill. I just realized I was to report back my findings from the show and never did such. :o Simply put, I didn’t get a chance to talk to Jim or anyone else at length during the show. I said a quick “Hello” (I think anyway...

Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:51 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: what spec of pc should i get built to run sign software?

Replies: 3

Views: 1649

Kevin, I’m not a SignLab “tech”, but I’ll toss out a few things for consideration. :wink: First, although not written in stone, plan on running your Edge through the parallel port that is “built in” or “on board” to the motherboard. If this box only has one “LPT” port, use an expansion I/O card to g...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:20 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC3

Replies: 7

Views: 7528

Phil, Just as a refresher, you might want to check out these two past threads. http://pup.phpwebhosting.com/~signgroup/viewtopic.php?t=1375&highlight= http://pup.phpwebhosting.com/~signgroup/viewtopic.php?t=1813&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 If you want to ask some additional or m...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:41 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Graphix Advantage

Replies: 54

Views: 19575

Jon, Thanks for the reply. Although not always “happy” about such market arrangements from a consumer standpoint, I fully appreciate and understand it from a “business owner” standpoint. Robert, It degrades the site & clogs posts full of tacky replies. Are you talking about me again!?!? http://i...

Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:13 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Graphix Advantage

Replies: 54

Views: 19575

Well, this is quickly getting beyond my comfort level! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/freaked.gif There were many involved to some degree with the Thermal module outside of CADlink proper. Some were a bit more involved then others, but every input, large or small, combined for a very robust ...

Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:56 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Graphix Advantage

Replies: 54

Views: 19575

Robert, I think perhaps Mr Aston will be able to add a few thoughts to this subject matter, as ND Graphix (part of Spandex, Spandex part of Gerber) is the exclusive distributor of Gerber branded products and services for all of Canada! While “I” from a consumer standpoint may not like the situation,...

Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:38 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Graphix Advantage

Replies: 54

Views: 19575

Brian, Are your data files provided “at size” in .plt format with your product? And with proper “stacking” (or “z”) order? Not knowing much about your product, hence the reason for the questions. And yes, Gerber’s .plt format is not the standard “plt” most others reference. And that file format is a...

Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Automated Switchboards

Replies: 4

Views: 1082

Image

Too funny Phill, too funny!!

This was a quick snap shot of Phill during this episode! Image

Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:01 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: does signlab 6.0 allow you to revert to the old 4.95 text?

Replies: 22

Views: 6087

Robert, I can’t speak to older versions of the software specifically, but the new does allow for a much more “visual” way of designing. On screen, real time, hot previews of outlines, drop shadows, text kerning, etc. with limited to no dialog box interference. Very productive! Since most designers w...

Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge Help ! !

Replies: 3

Views: 1726

If you are using Graphix Advantage or Omega, you currently have two options available if you are wanting to remain within the Gerber software; output as a single color gradient or a process job. If going process, you can elect to output using only CMY forgoing the B, or use the traditional CMYK stru...

Sun Mar 09, 2003 2:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 :- PC600

Replies: 14

Views: 6533

Very nice Phill, very nice indeed! http://inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/bigok.gif I just finished doing a trade event yesterday for a distributor that has a large amount of customers in the window tinting business; residential, commercial, and automotive. They also supply and support the sign trad...

Sun Mar 09, 2003 2:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: People have disappeared off the face of the earth!

Replies: 14

Views: 2752

Robert, Glad to hear about your housekeeping duties; sorry that is has to be done though. This is a wonderful site and it’s unfortunate that some that took the time to do a partial registration in the past haven’t answered the request for a more complete and valid profile. Add to that the lack of vi...

Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:54 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can any one tell me how to convert a signlab file to a jpeg?

Replies: 11

Views: 3871

Thanks Steve! Still learning. :)

Just as a FYI, here is list of the current options when exporting an image…

BMP
PCX
TIF
PNG
JPG

Wouldn’t say that would be enough to get me to upgrade to a new version, but perhaps an option that doesn’t get much press compared to other items.

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:22 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can any one tell me how to convert a signlab file to a jpeg?

Replies: 11

Views: 3871

Peter (or anyone else for that matter), Being someone new to SignLab via e6.1, is it safe to say that SL 5.x or lower versions don’t have the ability to output direct to the .jpg format and that is why you use Picaview for that operation? What raster based formats does 5.x support? Does version 4.x ...

Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Email: How do you send folks you're beautiful artwork?

Replies: 17

Views: 3655

John,

When you have some time set aside for Corel Capture, you may want to check out this past post/feature. :)

http://www.uksignboards.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=11126#11126

Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Suumachrome DC3

Replies: 23

Views: 7074

Tim, I’m getting ready to head off to a trade show here in the States at the end of this week. Summa will be there with their “wares”, including, I suspect, the DC3. Anything specific you would like me to inquire about? Maybe I can snag a sample print or two and forward it to the UK. Not sure if I’l...

Mon Dec 02, 2002 4:20 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why does signLab keep crashing?

Replies: 11

Views: 3350

Becky, I’ve read over this post and didn’t see it mentioned what version you are working with. Is this something that has been on going, or just started happening. If this is something that has recently started happening since upgrading or installing e6.1, try disabling the “auto save” feature. Like...

Wed Nov 20, 2002 2:41 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: forming a fascia sign. i need some help here please

Replies: 21

Views: 8459

Robert, Any dimensions to go along with your drawing? Having played with projects like this in the past was always fun; after they were finished that is!! Depending on the dimensions, it may not be a big deal (in my opinion anyway). Fill in some details like character height, radius, thickness of Al...

Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:44 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Does anyone know the pro's and con's between the two?

Replies: 7

Views: 2482

Henry, I have a copy of the SL e6 Made Easy. Definitely helped me “ramp up” on e6 quicker then if I had to discover much on my own. A double thumbs up in my opinion. By the way, the “e6” version doesn’t use the Lotus Screen Cam. Gav, I have little to no Flexi, VMP, or Easysign experience, so I am un...

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Some Reception sign FUN...

Replies: 5

Views: 1630

John,

That is one that I’ve used for years!

It’s amazing how when the price goes up for “emergency” service that it becomes less and less of an “emergency”! Image

Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way to cut reflective?

Replies: 4

Views: 1715

Hi Gray, Like Martin, a “special” blade designated for Reflective and Magnetic use only. If my reflective market ever increased, I would invest in a second holder for the dedicated blade and do a complete swap of blade and holder. Nice thing with Gerber Omega and the enVision plotter; the “pressure”...

Wed Oct 16, 2002 12:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Intro from the man with the largest cupboard in Scotland

Replies: 7

Views: 1747

All the way from across the big pond, a big hearty “Welcome” to you both John & Dawn. Please forgive me if I don’t always say “cheers”, talk about “dollars” instead of “quid”, and the fact that I spell “colour” as “color”. Also remember, when reading any of my post’s or replies, that I’m the one...

Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: fga windscreens

Replies: 6

Views: 1903

John, Welcome to the UKSG boards! When you get some time, stop by the Say Hello forum to introduce yourself and give us some dirt on your “real” jobs and life in general; only looking for details we can take to the tabloids! :o :wink: You might want to also look over this past post by Mike “The Sign...

Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital printing: toku

Replies: 19

Views: 5587

Andy, :D :D I’ve been working to hard lately; perhaps I’ll heed your advice and get a CC. That will force me to slow down!! :D :D :o Robert, For the time being, I do agree; in most situations the CC device is going to produce a nicer raster based process job then an Edge can. With the new SL package...

Thu Oct 10, 2002 9:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital printing: toku

Replies: 19

Views: 5587

Robert, The Edge and Edge2 devices are 300 dpi. (Edge2 can do a 600 x 300, but the head itself is still 300 dpi). Outputting to my Edge2 with the new SignLab software makes a “HUGE” difference in some instances from an overall appearance of process jobs. Postscript Level 3 support with Supercell tec...

Sat Oct 05, 2002 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Pennsylvania guy!

Replies: 6

Views: 1613

A bit thick? :o Truth hurts I guess. :wink: Here is Jeff’s project from a small local Letterhead meet from earlier this year. Everyone that was attending was assigned a letter project. The only guideline or request was to keep it under 12” x 12”. After that, anything goes; paint, vinyl, digital, gil...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 6:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Pennsylvania guy!

Replies: 6

Views: 1613

Another Pennsylvania guy!

Just looking over the list of recent member additions and I’m going to attempt to coax one of them, Jeff Lang, out of the shadows. If you look at his profile it says “limited knowledge of traditional & nontraditional sign manufacturing”, yea right ! This guy just oozes with talent. Design, fabri...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Di-bond

Replies: 25

Views: 5204

This may be the link Duncan was going to post, I’m not sure, but here is one I have to share. DiBond by Alcan Composites A quick trip through a “registration” form will give you access to some great information to digest. Rosemary, great to see you back, even if limited. Looking forward to seeing yo...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impressive work Down Under

Replies: 5

Views: 1838

Gray, There are some pictures and a few words from myself about the material in the past thread titled gorilla glue from the states! Fellow statesmen Pierre has a few words about the “schtuff” as well. Pierre probably has more working experience with the material then anybody else that I’m aware of....

Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:14 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what way to shade left or right?

Replies: 14

Views: 5731

There was a very interesting thread from earlier this year over in Letterville. Robert, hope you don’t mind the link but would like to provide an easy method for everyone to see some additional thoughts on the subject. For those that don’t follow the link, here was my first response in that particul...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 4:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Stockholm!

Replies: 11

Views: 2044

Welcome Henry! Watch out Andy and Robert, the number of us “Edge” shops around here is increasing all the time. :o :lol: :wink: Adrian, Henry made the switch to Omega recently from the older Graphics Advantage. It wasn’t necessarily a smooth transition for him but am under the impression he wouldn’t...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 4:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another "hello" from the states...

Replies: 8

Views: 1765

I’ll pick Don’s post to say “Hello” to the influx of “yankees” that traveled across the big pond recently. Don is one of those “rare” finds; a graphic designer that is extremely competent at what he does, understands the sign industry, and isn’t a pompous a**. Now if we could just get him to use a r...

Sat Sep 28, 2002 4:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Drawings of signmakers

Replies: 9

Views: 2264

Good memory there Mr. Lambie! :lol: Yep, right there in the step by step forum, PhotoShop "pencil" sketch how to . The quick “read” of thread is that a photo was turned into a “pencil sketch” look. Now this is completely a raster based process, so not applicable if vectors are desired. Si already me...

Mon Sep 02, 2002 5:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC2 Printer

Replies: 5

Views: 3015

Rob,

Give me a day or two to get someone who knows much more then most on the topic to post. If I’m not successful in getting him to post in a few days, I’ll let on with everything I have.

Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:08 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC2 Printer

Replies: 5

Views: 3015

Real world working “knowledge” or just knowledge of the machine? I can handle the latter more so then the former. Anything in particular you are after or just general information?

Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:13 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 / 600 Cartridges - Thermal products or genuine Roland?

Replies: 26

Views: 12683

Gav, It’s “my” understanding of the Roland and Gerber foils that has me interested if anybody is successfully using one type of foil in the other machine type. I didn’t mean to insinuate or have you read other wise. I have no doubt that somebody may have stated this to you, I am just wondering what ...

Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:52 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 / 600 Cartridges - Thermal products or genuine Roland?

Replies: 26

Views: 12683

Gav, (?) (?) I’m also very interested and intrigued about the “Gerber foils cut up” statement. Considering that the actual foil technology is different, I’d like to understand how anybody successfully delivers “Gerber” based foils to a “Roland” machine. I’m ready to learn if somebody is willing to t...

Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:06 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 / 600 Cartridges - Thermal products or genuine Roland?

Replies: 26

Views: 12683

Truth be told about the colour ribbons used in the thermal devices; four actual manufactures exist worldwide. As Robert states, re-branding or contract OEM services occur to have all the “availability” we have. Some contracts stipulate that neither party can reveal each other. Same with the heads; o...

Wed Aug 28, 2002 2:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: letterhead Plymouth Pilgrims

Replies: 5

Views: 664

Banner: letterhead Plymouth Pilgrims

Here was a banner I did for the recent International Letterhead meet. The 2’ x 8’ Black banner was provided by the host of the meet and a brief piece on the “Plymouth Pilgrims”. It was up to me to interpret it and produce it anyway I wished. I found some additional information on the internet about ...

Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Big welcome for Judy

Replies: 13

Views: 2691

http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/jump.gif http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/jump.gif Hi Judy and welcome to the UK boards. I had the pleasure of meeting Judy for the first time earlier this year at a Letterhead meet! Just remember, these folks are just like Canadians and don’t ho...

Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Signgo

Replies: 13

Views: 3289

Robert, Yes SignLab e6 does have a “nesting” feature. It also has some of the “jogging” features that Brian speaks off. I’m very new to the program and haven’t concentrated much effort in the cutting end of the program to date, instead, concentrating on design and other elements. I hope to be able t...

Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:16 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i place two or more images into one page please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3156

Gray, Have I possibly found someone else that sleeps with the mega-manual underneath the pillow in hopes that it will magically seep into the subconscious? Hasn’t worked to well for me to date! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/dunno.gif Unfortunately, I still have to rely on reading and th...

Mon Jun 24, 2002 4:51 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Program needed to view EPS & AI files

Replies: 19

Views: 4762

Andy, I’m away from my office for a few days, but wanted to re-address my Photoshop information while I have a minute. I don’t have the speck info here with me, but I believe that vector based file preview is dependent upon the actual saved version and options set with .ai and .eps files. :o I am “a...

Sun Jun 23, 2002 2:19 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Program needed to view EPS & AI files

Replies: 19

Views: 4762

Andy, I don’t think this is what you’re after, and Robert said it above, but I’ll offer it up anyway: Photoshop 7! There is a new feature called File Browser that is a welcomed addition. This will allow viewing of the two formats you mentioned in addition to many, many more, all without actually ope...

Sun Jun 23, 2002 2:05 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

I’m going to be away from the office for a few days, so there won’t be any great length review of the Legion job. I will just simply state that it is multiple layers of different thickness HDU. Some copy is epoxy domed, some flat. Most of the items were cut on a router bed. The background of the top...

Fri Jun 21, 2002 4:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

Martin, This is for all who care to read more “drabble” from my keyboard, so when everybody sees “you”, it is not specific to Martin. I have no intent for it to appear as a lecture or scolding either. Just offering up some “food for thought” from across the pond. Nothing following is earth shatterin...

Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: patterson brothers

Replies: 7

Views: 2106

Martin,

Just wanted to give some special attention to using the apple graphics between the copy. Little items like that go a long way in bringing an entire image together in my opinion and can make the customer really like the design without knowing exactly why. Nice! :wink:

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

I’m going to skip the American Legion job for now, it will be the last item to be reviewed. Laurel Point is two single faces signs attached to two pieces of imbedded 25mm x 50mm aluminum box tubing. If you look at the close up picture, just under the “DA” in Mountaindale is the left support and the ...

Wed Jun 19, 2002 12:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

Here goes! The first job posted is the Bears Den. This is the main interior identification to the entrance of the sports bar located within the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The bear itself is constructed from multiple layers of HDU (product like Sign Foam or Precision Board), the hockey stic...

Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

Rob asked what experience I had with Sign Foam earlier in this post. Each one of those jobs contains various amounts or forms of HDU (Sign Foam or Precision Board) in them. So I thought some pictures would “show” what experiences I have had with HDU. :P Phill, Expensive equipment is relevant to each...

Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

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Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

These are being posted so everyone can get a look at some of the things I use to be involved with regarding HDU when I worked at Stoner Graphix. I’ll just post these and let the questions start from there. Everything from hand carve, computer controlled machine router work, sandblasted, two part epo...

Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:21 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gorilla glue from the states!

Replies: 26

Views: 8665

i was wondering has anyone tried it? if so is it any good for glueing "signfoam 2" together Yes and yes. I do prefer and endorse PB240 made by Coastal Enterprises. Both are adequate and able products for the job. In fact, they bond more then HDU to HDU. There are both very versatile products. Pierr...

Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hording: Hacienda Night Club

Replies: 17

Views: 4639

Andy, Forex or Foam-X? Please bear in mind that I have not used either product in the past and my only experience to the products is what I read off their website a few minutes before posting and translating that into similar material here State side. I have never interfaced with either product, but...

Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hording: Hacienda Night Club

Replies: 17

Views: 4639

I agree with Blackpoolsigns about pre-drilling and not tightening to the material. This allows “some” of the float characteristics that trim or frames allow. :o Something else for Robert, to bend this material in “certain” situations, how about producing multiple “cerf” cuts on the backside via the ...

Tue Jun 11, 2002 11:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Show us ya' Business Card...

Replies: 11

Views: 3869

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Mon Jun 10, 2002 1:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome tteveris!

Replies: 3

Views: 1210

Welcome tteveris!

Thought I would attempt to get tteveris to step out of the shadows and give us his welcome speech! Tteveris, along with the recent addition of CMYanko, are members of what I affectionately call the “Cubical Clan” . Their efforts, along with the other Cubical Clan members help me to make an income an...

Thu Jun 06, 2002 12:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What projects are your most profitable?

Replies: 7

Views: 2221

Steve, Don’t want to “knit pick”, but you state that it only cost you 8, but then state that it takes you about an hour or so to make. If that’s the case, you either have an incredibly low hourly rate, or you’re not properly covering ALL expenses and therefore fooling yourself about profability. :( ...

Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quick Hello

Replies: 12

Views: 2788

Brian, I think for the most part *G* products have a good reputation in the UK. Even Omega? That’s a “feat” that hasn’t even happened here in the states! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/shocked.gif It’s getting better day by day thanks to the “cubical clan”, but more then a few folks stil...

Wed Jun 05, 2002 10:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quick Hello

Replies: 12

Views: 2788

Curt, Welcome! One of your “cubical cohorts” directed my attention here not to long ago. Thank him again for me, as I didn’t know how to spend the few “spare” minutes I have each day. :lol: “I” am very appreciative to see you guys on these types of boards. Goes a long way in customer relations in my...

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a good Design and layout book!

Replies: 25

Views: 5762

Priorities! I understand all to well. For the last few weeks I have been watching the playoffs for our major league ice hockey teams. Now that the season is “over” ( ;) , please see note below), time to get back to work. PLEASE NOTE: Glenn Taylor may respond to this message saying that the season is...

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a good Design and layout book!

Replies: 25

Views: 5762

A copy of that book should always be on the shelf and be reread at least once a year. http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/bigok.gif Phill, Do you want me to come over and help track him down for you! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/boxingsmiley.gif Safe to say you’ll be more carefu...

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ]Howdy Guys!

Replies: 10

Views: 2611

Oreo,

One newbie to another; Welcome!

What’s up with your typing? I don’t detect any Texas Twang in your words! :lol:

Wed May 29, 2002 1:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Walldoggin’ in the States

Replies: 2

Views: 1543

A few a year, some are larger in nature then others. It’s not that uncommon to have a mural going during an International Letterhead meet as well. The “big” meet in Mars, PA this year will have a few going on. The one pictured here was an “annual” event in October for the last three years. The guy t...

Mon May 27, 2002 1:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal print fade & seams

Replies: 2

Views: 1496

Forgot to mention that I took the above pictures today on may way home from church. Also, no InKnowVative based company was involved with the production, installation, or sale of these graphics. All of these were done while at my former employer, Stoner Graphix. :D Phill, Go one step farther. Produc...

Mon May 27, 2002 12:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Walldoggin’ in the States

Replies: 2

Views: 1543

Walldoggin’ in the States

Here are a few pictures of a Walldog event from last fall held here in the States. (Mechanicsburg, PA) This Wall-O-Ween link will take you to a page with more pictures. Clicking on an image will display a larger version. Enjoy! (See, I’m not all “digital” ;) ) [img]http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/w...

Sun May 26, 2002 11:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: the "Vista sign system" have you used it?

Replies: 6

Views: 2080

I’ve used them twice to date. Easy to work with and looks very presentable. I would have no hesitation in recommending their stuff. :D

Sun May 26, 2002 11:42 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal print fade & seams

Replies: 2

Views: 1496

Thermal print fade & seams

Here are some pictures of some thermal Edge graphics that includes panel work. This is in reference to seams mentioned in the More on colour printing post. Both pictures have an inset that reflect a close up of the seams. Each seam picture was shot about 4 to 5 inches from the surface. The van was d...

Sun May 26, 2002 2:38 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland PC-60 V's Gerber Edge... make your own mind up!

Replies: 35

Views: 15196

Edge printing onto both magnetic substrates from Gerber (GerberMag and AutoMag) is SO MUCH nicer with the Edge 2 and enVision plotter. Back in the Edge 1 days I swore off (and at) magnetic sales. No so with the new combination. Opened up yet another revenue stream. If still doing a “standard” 12” x ...

Sat May 25, 2002 11:06 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland PC-60 V's Gerber Edge... make your own mind up!

Replies: 35

Views: 15196

Large Full colour images should have great resolution & also be capable of being bright and vibrant. http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/neo.gif I agree!!! By the way, does the seam bother anyone on this truck? ;) Just havin' o-bit-o fun everyone. :) http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/edge...

Sat May 25, 2002 11:06 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland PC-60 V's Gerber Edge... make your own mind up!

Replies: 35

Views: 15196

Sorry, double post! (Rookie mistake) ;)

Sat May 25, 2002 10:54 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: information please on routers being shown at signuk?

Replies: 7

Views: 5315

Robert, I intend this in a non-confrontational fashion. Reading many of your post I perceive this “hang-up” about “average” shops. Can you define an “average” shop by your definition? In my scope of work I see one person shops, multi-person shops, union shops, non-union shops, independent shops, fra...

Sat May 25, 2002 10:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Checking in

Replies: 9

Views: 2231

Robert In my view someone that gives long replies either has allot to say (which is good for the boards) or someone that knows a lot. (Again good for the boards) Or they like to hear themselves type! ;) Gray, That “colour” thing, that’s a Canadian issue to, eh! ;) Thanks again everyone for the welco...

Sat May 25, 2002 2:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from across the pond.

Replies: 4

Views: 1381

Bill,

Is the “little guy” going to control your actions over here as well? ;) Rumor has it he keeps you under control! Image

Sat May 25, 2002 2:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just flew in from Lost Prairie..........................

Replies: 8

Views: 2137

Pierre, Welcome aboard. Your arms shouldn’t be that tired, look at all the folks that flew in just before you and punched a big hole in the air. I’ve been here a few days and find the atmosphere to be a bit more relaxed then what you are probably use to seeing elsewhere. Glad to see you are still gi...

Sat May 18, 2002 7:59 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Some custom palettes free for the taking

Replies: 4

Views: 1661

Some custom palettes free for the taking

Realizing that these boards work best when there is give and take, I’d like to offer some free palettes. I made these out of frustration http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/needhelp.gif and for convenience. I like to reduce possible production errors where I can, and when Avery is your prefer...

Sat May 18, 2002 3:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Checking in

Replies: 9

Views: 2231

Thanks Mike and Robert. You say welcome now; lets see how long that last’s! http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/naughty.gif I have been accused of having diarrhea of the mouth http://www.inknowvativegroup.com/emoticons/( no ads please ).gif and it has now spread to my fingers. (long winded po...

Sat May 18, 2002 3:08 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: information please on routers being shown at signuk?

Replies: 7

Views: 5315

First question is somewhat easy. One of the business units within our corporation is InKnowVative Communications, the particular business component that I’m using for this site. That unit does various things with the intention of doing much more in the near future. Part of the current offering is ad...

Fri May 17, 2002 11:59 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: information please on routers being shown at signuk?

Replies: 7

Views: 5315

Robert, Not looking to purchase any of them, just looking for the information. :) I’m somewhat familiar with all the major to mid-level players in that market, with a very good understanding of the Gerber Sabre series. Since Spandex is owned by Gerber, and not much has been released information wise...

Fri May 17, 2002 9:01 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: information please on routers being shown at signuk?

Replies: 7

Views: 5315

information please on routers being shown at signuk?

Wondering if I may request a favor from you folks that are going to the NEC show. I would like to obtain some information on the new Spandex Tornado router machine. Unfortunately, not much is available on their website at this point in time and I won’t be attending the show. Most important to me at ...

Fri May 17, 2002 4:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Checking in

Replies: 9

Views: 2231

Checking in

Hello Everyone, Wanted to give an official “Hello” to everyone here. I frequent and participate in a few other sign related boards, hope to add this one to the “regular” visit list as well. And I’ll apologize up front right now; I’m a typical self absorbed American that doesn’t know much about life ...

Thu May 16, 2002 1:59 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland PC-60 V's Gerber Edge... make your own mind up!

Replies: 35

Views: 15196

Thought I’d toss out some names of thermal printers available to the sign trade. Considering cost, from an acquisition and consumables standpoint, appears to have a major influence, not all may be viable options to “most” smaller shops. However, for those that have already developed a market will su...

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