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Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banners

Replies: 2

Views: 910

Banners

We have been asked by a client if we can do a banner for them as a one off.

This is not something we would normally entertain, but this is a good customer and obvisouly dont want to say no. Does anyone know of a supplier that can provide cheap banner material?

many thanks

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:40 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: looking for laser engraving onto rubber stamps?

Replies: 4

Views: 2202

looking for laser engraving onto rubber stamps?

Hi all,

We are currently looking to find a manufacturer of rubber stamp blanks which we can then engrave on with CO2 lasers - can anyone point us in the right direction.

Many thanks

Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suction cup supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 853

Just what I needed - many thanks John

Wed May 31, 2006 6:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suction cup supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 853

Suction cup supplier?

Hi All

We are currently trying to laser engrave some signs and cut a hole to enable us to afix suction cups to the sicgn to fit inside a car. Unfortunately, I have been unable to source suction cups - can anyone point us in the right direction.

Many thanks

Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl that will adhere to hi-refl motorway jackets?

Replies: 30

Views: 3974

pre press press for 4 sec on lightest possible pressure. peel off cover press again for 10 secs, lightest possible pressure. 170-180c temp?? Sorry for the deal in coming back to you on this. We use a material which we press onto the garment at medium pressure for 25 seconds at 165 degrees, which is...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl that will adhere to hi-refl motorway jackets?

Replies: 30

Views: 3974

Hi Becky

What make and model / style of jacket are you trying to brand?

What vinyl have you been using?

What temperature have you been using on the heat press and for how long and what pressure?

Armed with this I can probably give you a better answer.

best wishes

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl that will adhere to hi-refl motorway jackets?

Replies: 30

Views: 3974

Hi Most of our work is branding on hi-viz jackets and emergency services clothing, what exactly are you trying to achieve, the reflective on the back or what as there are many options, Charthouse in our expereicne is not the best to use. There are many vinyls you can use - depending on what you are ...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: letter to prospective clients?

Replies: 26

Views: 1796

Hi

I like the idea of a different type of busines card.

We laser engrave and I would love to find a supplier of nice wood sheet or a credit card size anodised aluminium that we could then laser on to - does anyone have any ideas of suppliers ?

All the best

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:53 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Dongles........

Replies: 24

Views: 4612

Have you tried to contact Pulse Microsystems direct for a cost?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:43 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Dongles........

Replies: 24

Views: 4612

We got our dongle after 16 months as it failed. I dont know what dongle you have, I expect it will be a rainbow parallel dongle, which is not that most reliable unit. What has YES's comments been about replacing the dongle, as they supplied it to you in the first place. All your suggesting is sendin...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:43 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Dongles........

Replies: 24

Views: 4612

Shame you didnt pay by credit card as you could claim against the credit card number under acticle 75 of the consumer credit act. We had had our softyware for over 12 months and we demmanded that they replace the dongle for us - in our case the software was £5,500 (melco) but yours is still in the s...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:43 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Dongles........

Replies: 24

Views: 4612

Hi Kev

How old is the software? Did you buy it from them from new? How did you buy it (credit card or lease)?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:37 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Dongles........

Replies: 24

Views: 4612

I have had some experiecne with this with embroidery dongles, the answer is very simple - you send them the dongle and they replace with a new dongle - job done. They cannot argue with this! (I know as I've had to do it with 2 software packages we own - must be a thing with embroidery software)

Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rolex Watches

Replies: 24

Views: 1869

I agree - so bought Cartier instead :lol1:

Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i create edge lit LED Lighting?

Replies: 8

Views: 4645

Rodney Thanks for your comments. We are lucky as we can laser engrave and cut acrylic up to 20mm thick so I think we have that one sorted. You say the diodes are better than LED, but from my electronics days LEDS and light emitting diodes so are they not the same thing ? Robert thanks for your comme...

Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:19 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i create edge lit LED Lighting?

Replies: 8

Views: 4645

how do i create edge lit LED Lighting?

Hi

We are trying to create an edge lid acrylic item but have not been involved with edge lit before - can anyone point us in the right direction ?

either for the components or a manufacturer who deals with the trade only.

best wishes

John

Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: How to create an Embroidery Jacquard ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1549

Hi Beware of CorelWINGS, it looked to be a great idea, but at the end of the day, you cant expect a £1k peice of software to be cleaer enough to work out satin stitches and complex fills - the quality is not there yet for anything other than a very simple image. We spent £000's on embroidery design ...

Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:29 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: web techies

Replies: 17

Views: 4270

If you are running Windows XP, try downloading the new service pack 2, it has pop-up blocker built in for free! (and lots of other security and goodies!)

Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:11 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Epilog 35 watt CO2 Laser and extractor system for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 871

Epilog 35 watt CO2 Laser and extractor system for sale

We have for sale an Epilog Legend 24TT 35watt CO2 laser system complete with Purex Air Extraction system available for sales at £12,500 + VAT. The unit is just under a year old and is a saving over over £4000 off new price. Comes complete with Rotary attachment also. See http://www.epiloglaser.com o...

Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:17 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i source illuminated Signs for cars?

Replies: 3

Views: 3617

Hi

More anlong the lines of the Illuminator at www.univisor.net - but they are no longer available. If we can getthe blank lightboxes we can manufacture the rest ourselves.

Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:08 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i source illuminated Signs for cars?

Replies: 3

Views: 3617

where can i source illuminated Signs for cars?

Hi All Our compnay manufacturers clothing and other bits, and we need to be able to supply an Illuminatyoed light (static of flashing) to fit onto car sun visors for emergency services. Can anyone point us in the right direction (either supplier or make for us). We can do the signage with reflective...

Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Warning

Replies: 24

Views: 4003

The rules regarding the data protection act 1998 are different to the first act, and more people are caught in the requirements to register. There were many scams around a couple of years ago in the medical and dental sector - obviosuly they've moved on. If enough people complain there should be a c...

Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:15 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter question

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Hi

Luckily for me the cutters are housing in a seperate part of the building - so I dont here a thing. Anyway you want to try listening to embroidery units when there running - cutters have nothing on them !!

Whcih cutters have you had experience on ?

Best wishes

John

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:55 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter question

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Thanks Alan, I am currently looking at the T750 with the OPOS, but no-one can actually tell me properly what we would use the OPOS for and whether it is worth the extra £250. Will the software work with Corel 11/12?

Best wishes

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:20 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter question

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Cutter question

Hi All We are in the process of getting new cutters for our textile cutting, and we are looking mainly for speed and high quality cut at small text sizes (if we ignore the weeding issue). Ideally we would like to keep the design site within CorelDraw, and would have heard about different features on...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:03 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Can a PC60/600 print longer than 1.25meters??

Replies: 6

Views: 2172

I remember reading somewhere on the website that the restriction can be caused by using Corel Draw and Windows XP and can be recmoved by using the RIP that comes with the PC600.

Check out the UK and US site under the forums.

Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:57 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland PC-600 / PC-12 for apparel printing

Replies: 12

Views: 4738

Just to put my point in here - the Melco Amaya is a great machine - Im biassed becuase we use a lot in-house as our main embroidery setup. There great as we can use them as 2 10 heads, 20 single heads, etc,etc. We were one of the first sites in the UK to get them and there were teething problems, bu...

Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business names??

Replies: 20

Views: 3231

A lot can depend on the corporate branding and image you are trying to portray and the clients you are trying to reach. You can go along the "arty" route of Design Group which could be sean as a large corporate style identity which would appeal to larger clients but could scare off one-man bands who...

Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Robot Dance

Replies: 8

Views: 1069

Can I order 4 please - and the programming codes to run a heat press!!

Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Heat press help

Replies: 18

Views: 3186

Can you be a little more specific ?

All the best

John

Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: T-shirt advice

Replies: 20

Views: 4167

Amy I'm afraid that our experience (this is my own personal opinion only) was quite different. Once we had bought a large amount of capital equipment from them the support stopped - we had bits missing from kit which they would not return phone calls or emails - they were down-right rude on other oc...

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:56 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Vehicle colour stickers

Replies: 4

Views: 1486

Forbie

We use CorelDraw 11 - creating the correct artwork and contours are not the issue, we do this on a daily basis. However, external vinyl is not our area of expertise - I would not know where to start -what vinyl is compatible with resin inkd of the PC-600.

Best wishes

John

Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:00 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Vehicle colour stickers

Replies: 4

Views: 1486

Vehicle colour stickers

Hi all, We have a Roland PC-600 and a client has asked us to produce a vehicle vinyl sticker - our expertise is laser engraving, embroidery and heatlease, and not external vinyl stickers. I would be grateful for any pointers in ribbons and substrate material to use for external vinyl utisng colour p...

Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: T-shirt advice

Replies: 20

Views: 4167

becky - without trying to "nick" this thread - they were screen-printed - we try not to runs jobs over 500 with heatpressed - unless the application requires reflective or other effects

Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: T-shirt advice

Replies: 20

Views: 4167

Hi Amy We have a real problem with Charterhouse Holdings (both Xpres and Kuston Kit) manily with attitude and lack of sales support. We found when we were spening cash last year they were very helpful, but once they installed - they wernt interested ! I take it that you buy all your textile cut mate...

Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : Moto Mart Magaine

Replies: 6

Views: 1010

Nice job Chris - what is the vehicle ?

Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Operating from a Shop - is it a good move?

Replies: 12

Views: 2313

Ive got to agree with Marty - we have 3 companies - 2 of which deal only with trade and resellers, the 3rd is for the general public! I dont know about other people's experience, but ours is terrible. The stories I can tell you about "so-called" clients would make you run a mile - but would I do it ...

Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Does this mean anything to you?

Replies: 7

Views: 1596

There is a problem with the users email address - normally this is down to the fact that the address has been mis-spelt. If you keep getting these messages, it would normally mean that you are sending some kind of message to them -and the mail server is bouncing back to you. What email client are yo...

Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Broadband providers ?

Replies: 19

Views: 11780

Nigel My meaning was the bottleneck is quite possibly at the other end of the connection, ie the server that hosts their web site. Everybody assumes that contention is the reason why you get slow access. In fact a lot of the slowness is down to the traffic rate to a particular site and the fact that...

Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Operating from a Shop - is it a good move?

Replies: 12

Views: 2313

Hi Have you looked at the other associated costs with setting up a shopfront - business rates in a high street location can be exreamly espesially in a city such as Bristol. Also check with your insurance about storefornts, etc. On the face of it - this looks good, but we had problems in one locatio...

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Andrew - Vectorwise

Replies: 7

Views: 834

Excuse my ignorance here (and if Ive missed something - sorry) but could you advise what this service is please ?

Best wishes

John

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Broadband providers ?

Replies: 19

Views: 11780

Becuase of the BT and other national pipes - everyone will be subject to contention unless you opt for an un-contended connection which will cost a lot more as you would need a business service. I have BT Wholesale ADSL at home and office via a local company to us (who also designs all our sites) - ...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

Chris,

I think lessons have been learned all round here - trainees wasting all our time!

All the best

John

Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

Hi Chirs - just noticed your company - you nicked a member of my staff you bugger! (How's she settled in?)

All the best

John

Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:42 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Is it possible to use a cutter/plotter to make stencils?

Replies: 20

Views: 13385

Hi from your comments and looking at the other guy's comments this film would probably negate the need for the photographic coating and the exposing - as I expect the film would be in place preparing, exposing and washing - but I dont know much about this material - I am talking about in-direct scre...

Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:22 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Is it possible to use a cutter/plotter to make stencils?

Replies: 20

Views: 13385

Hi We used to produce "real" silk screens for latex balloon printing. The process is to coat a screen with a photographic goo (Forex - we used), let it dry, expose scren and wahs out. Is this the process you need further information on ? You also need the ability to create bromide output from a lase...

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

Tis a small world !

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: NEW Forum - OPINIONS PLEASE?

Replies: 10

Views: 1039

Hi Robert As long as you dont run out of bandwith or reach your bandwidth limit (if you have one) I think it is a good idea. Are you going to limit file formats to vector formats, and are you going to put file spec limits to ensure other people can all download the import the file. If I uploaded a C...

Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trial site

Replies: 15

Views: 1509

Hi Terry

Tried at the office and took 28 seconds (100Mb network to 512k ADSL).
Tried at home to 34 seconds (11Mb 802 wireless link to 512k ADSL).

What resolution and file type are your small pics

All the best

John

Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated Signs

Replies: 18

Views: 1970

we have just started to import a stainless steel range of high end torches which we then laser engrave, and one of their products is a very high power single and multicolour LED base - we have hada couple of samples which look very good. The LED's used in the torch are also the brightest in the worl...

Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Advice on cutters and software

Replies: 6

Views: 1707

Advice on cutters and software

Hi All We currently run a couple of PC600's, which we're about to sell as they are not getting the correct use for the money spent - ie we do mainly cutting and hardly any printing (Still on the 1st set of ribbons!). Anyway my point is this, we mainly cut small logos for clothing, etc and are lookin...

Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PRICE INCREASES

Replies: 3

Views: 607

I've also had that with national media groupd. Its gets very interesting results if you can keep your nerve with them and say "no problem - we can take our budget to X" - you find your phone rings very quickly for the senior advertising manager offering a good deal. The best we have managed so far (...

Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

Harry - thanks for the comments - I went through 4 agencies to get the site right - take a look at ww.mytaxdisc.com - this is our latest e-commerce site which we managed to launch in 3 weeks! Tavistock is only round the corner, the office is in Newton Abbot. Moved to Devon many years ago when my par...

Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

B2 was named very simply as at the time when we started the company we were one of a handful of companies in the UK for latex and mylar automatic balloon printing, we then had a call for a multinational wanting 50,000 t-shirts - or course the answer was "yes" as you do - and the company gradually ch...

Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi - new member

Replies: 20

Views: 2487

Hi - new member

Hi All Was doing a websearch last neight as I wanted to create a custom dash for my new Celica GT-Four and then spent 4 hours on the site - very informativre and a great place for mutual benefit I think. I am a director of a personalised branding company (see http://www.b2-uk.com) which speiclaises ...

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