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Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whiteboards - dry erase issue, leaving a stain

Replies: 3

Views: 832

Hi Jill & steve

thanks for the replies,
will give the Wax a go. Have found no matter what pen brand
the red, green and blue stain worse. Probably more visible really (the stain )
have got onto another supplier will keep you posted, they have the solution apparently finger crossed

tim

Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can i fix stand off acrylic letters to the cladding shown?

Replies: 5

Views: 2830

How do you guys install with the cups?
using a paper pattern i'm guessing. How did you find using this system>

tim

Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whiteboards - dry erase issue, leaving a stain

Replies: 3

Views: 832

Whiteboards - dry erase issue, leaving a stain

HI Fellow UKsignboard members, we seem to be required to manufacture alot of whiteboards. with digital printed details, applied to colorbond with a dry erase film overtop. The customers are experiencing a lot of staining from the whiteboards pens. we have tried a unknown brand of overlaminate, a met...

Wed May 20, 2009 6:10 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Large Format Print Rresellers, advice etc

Replies: 6

Views: 1548

Mutoh Blizzard

Thanks for the reply. It looks like we may have to get one of these to secure a contract, but this doesn't bode well. It wouldn't have been my first choice of machine, but our hands are tied. Could be some fireworks if it doesn't work properly.... Cheers, Jamie. Hi Jamie, we are in the same positio...

Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:43 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: UV Flat bed / Hybrid printers - Any owners out there?

Replies: 9

Views: 1627

UV Flat bed / Hybrid printers - Any owners out there?

Hi Fellow Uksignboarders / sign makers, Trying to find a UV printer preferably a flatbed we think but at this stage there is many on the market but not many in the field to have a look at downunder. Well there may be but thru the dealers don't have many contacts. Apparently and reading the previous ...

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone running CMYKOG instead of CMYKlclm?

Replies: 33

Views: 7806

Of Course, Didn't even consider the Lt cyan & lt Magenta makes sense. The ink laid down seems pretty thick, but doesn't bleed so I think its ok Very happy with the results and how fast it dries and is resistant to a few nastys like metho, turps and isoprop. Did a race car yesterday with orajet 3...

Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone running CMYKOG instead of CMYKlclm?

Replies: 33

Views: 7806

Hey Shane, hows the Techink O&G going? have had it for 2 weeks now, going well. the only thing which has suprised me a little is we are ordering CMYK bottles today and we haven't done a great deal of printing. but it seems to use more on the techink, have you had the same thoughts? I mean 1 bott...

Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:04 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what vinyl for motorbike graphics

Replies: 7

Views: 4007

Hi Terry, We used to make bike graphics either screen or reverse mask and paint. after buying a few sets we got the 3M code for the adhesive we used a clear flexible PVC about 1mm thick, reverese screen or mask and paint with screen ink, then coat of white to block out, then 3M 478MP full adhesive. ...

Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:57 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: what are peoples thoughts on a warranty for Roland SC545ex?

Replies: 8

Views: 3232

Hi Chris,
I would like to get a copy of the manual too, or purchase it.
I could not find your email address

thanks
tim

Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:15 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone running CMYKOG instead of CMYKlclm?

Replies: 33

Views: 7806

Hi Shane, I think the guys at AGS helped us out cause we jumped the cue. Got our ink conversion yesterday with Orange and Green. So far so go also. Eli didn't get to make many profiles on the 2 days, ran out of time going to make some up asap does stink alot more, have added an exhaust manifold on t...

Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flexible banner in track installation

Replies: 1

Views: 465

Flexible banner in track installation

Hi Signboarders, Have a flexible banner job to do. 12mt x 3mt high going to sew in the rope all sides and use the aluminium sail track which we have done before. Just wondering how you guys install these. this particular job we have to install from a scissor lift Just not sure how to attack it. Plan...

Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:46 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can Ultra Violet tubes be used in lightboxes ?

Replies: 10

Views: 3573

Hi Dave,

No Worries, sorry for the late response.

all the best!

tim

Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:52 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: why do the lightbox panels keep separating?

Replies: 26

Views: 6316

Hi Andy,

Yep done that one before might do that I think.
do you screw fix the joins at all to make sure that stay together?

Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:47 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: why do the lightbox panels keep separating?

Replies: 26

Views: 6316

HI Rob and Andy
thanks for the pic, never seen this extrusion before
but have seen sign panels hung before.
with the joins in the sheet do you guys use a H joiner??

Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:38 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: why do the lightbox panels keep separating?

Replies: 26

Views: 6316

HI Andy,

don't really follow you on the hanging bar )
the sheets sit in a traditional lightbox with angle flashing
could probably hang the sheets but box would need modification?

tim

Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:52 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: why do the lightbox panels keep separating?

Replies: 26

Views: 6316

why do the lightbox panels keep separating?

Hi Fellow signboarders. Have a job thats been driving me crazy. customer had a exiting lightbox 7.5mt long x 1200mm high was basically 1 long box with 5 individual blown panels with metal joiners that read M O T E L. anyway, remove the joiner and supplied and installed 6mm thick flat panels. We used...

Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:42 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can Ultra Violet tubes be used in lightboxes ?

Replies: 10

Views: 3573

Hi Dave, not sure if you know or not but there is different colour fluros in the white range. if you want the real bright white, need the get the triphosphor Daylight tubes. they have a rating of 6500K- standard fluros Cool white are only 4200K and are much cleaner and brighter in colour and yes the...

Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:31 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: are UV hybrid printers a good investment?

Replies: 5

Views: 2153

Hi Shane,

Steve said they had somthing in the works.
good the hear from somone else that its actually happening.
have they mentioned $$ at all?

tk

Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:30 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: has anybody had the opportunity to use the new Flexi sign 8

Replies: 5

Views: 3577

HI Peter, We are using Corel 12 and x3. for the design side of things, We have a lot of jobs supplied to us using Illustrator and Photoshop. Also plenty ( probably like everyone else ) low res jpegs supplied they want printed or vinyl cut. Flexi 8 seems to really bridge the gap hopefully better than...

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3390

Yeah, I remember. how's it coming along?

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:00 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: are UV hybrid printers a good investment?

Replies: 5

Views: 2153

are UV hybrid printers a good investment?

Hello Signboarders, we are very keen to purchase a UV hybrid printer. one that can print roll to roll and Flat rigid sheets. The last one we saw was a chinese made TECKWIN look very good had white ink also but after much investigation does not print on Rigid sheets like colorbond or Dibond ( composi...

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:51 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone running CMYKOG instead of CMYKlclm?

Replies: 33

Views: 7806

Hi Shane, I order the Techink upgrade Wednesday. They actually said they where going to you place( might have been there then ) to finalise your install getting the Orange and Green also. They said the same thing The cheapest way to enter the Orange and Green was to use Colorip 2.2 Spewing cause we ...

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:45 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: has anybody had the opportunity to use the new Flexi sign 8

Replies: 5

Views: 3577

has anybody had the opportunity to use the new Flexi sign 8

Hi Fellow Signboarders,

has anybody had the opportunity to use the new Flexi sign 8 software
We saw it t the recent signshow in sydney and loved it.
ended up buying 12 copies for the complete shop, haven't got it yet
just wanted to see if anybody else uses it

tim

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:10 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3390

Firstly Shane, Thanks for forwarding the photos to Image magazine. At the Recent ASGA ( australian sign and graphic awards ) we where awarded silver for our shop van. Was a big night for all who attended. tied in with the Sydney sign show. Anyway thanks everyone for your comments. tim knight

Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:09 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Templates

Replies: 3

Views: 1248

Hi Shane & Leeroy,

I got a DVD from Asigns. has 7,000 cars
but you wouldn't believe, doesn't ahve the new toyota Hiace
or KIA vehicles?

I will have to keep looking

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Templates

Replies: 3

Views: 1248

Vehicle Templates

Hi All UkSignboarders, Used to have "FASTCARS" vehicle vector templates CD need to purchase online if possible individual vehicles and or complete library for 2006 Does anybody know of a site for this? I guess I'm after Australian sold vehicles mainly Shane do you know of a company that se...

Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:38 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Used Ecosol Cartridges - What to do with them?

Replies: 7

Views: 1677

old ecosol ink cartridges recycle

I got on to http://www.Plantark.com email: admin@planetark.org I saw the ad on TV and emailed them, within 15mins I had a response. They will send out a box with bags for us to put all cartridges in they them recycle them into plastic wood for what ever. so good idea for these cartridges. its a free...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:29 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Used Ecosol Cartridges - What to do with them?

Replies: 7

Views: 1677

Used Ecosol Cartridges - What to do with them?

Has anybody got an idea what to do with them. I asked our local supplier and they are not sure. probably landfill or printer cartridge place to take them away. does anybody need some or is there a company that takes them back. I dont want any money for them, just not a good idea for landfill. Surely...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3390

Shane, Sorry to hear about your bad luck and hope your dads doing ok. My Dad's going great guns, still flat out! Peter, Ah, nah, we have our own cloths thank goodness! to Joe, Hugh, Leigh, Andrew, Marcella, Richard, Nicola, Mindaugus and Bart. Thanks so much for you comments as well. Really apprecia...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:13 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3390

Hi Shane, Thanks mate. Funny thing is they are not my legs, should have got our installer ( his legs ) to sit in the car for the photo, but still looked ok. we have a large range of heights with our staff from 5'6" to 6'4" so its pretty funny, Yes we did enter it in the show, with a few ot...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3390

Van graphics: Signs By Knight

HI Uksignboarders We bought a new van maybe 9mths ago. had magnetics on the doors for awhile till we decided what to put on it. got all the staff to think tank some ideas, then came up with a few designs. ( the logo we already had ) then voted on the ideas this is what we came up with. I can tell yo...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Staff wages and bonuses - Any ideas or advice

Replies: 8

Views: 1453

Thanks everyone for there input. Shane I like your idea on the silent rewards, etc will go for this I think. and as a few have mentioned they do start to think we need them more than they need us. Look I totally agree we need good staff and are willing to reward and pay accordingly to keep good staf...

Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Staff wages and bonuses - Any ideas or advice

Replies: 8

Views: 1453

Staff wages and bonuses - Any ideas or advice

Hi Fellow UK signboarders, Haven't posted or even logged in for awhile. Been flat out as usual. we have 13 staff members at a rural city signshop. and its hard to guage how much a staff member is worth, how much extras they should get if any and how to deal with interstaff discussions about who gets...

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:04 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Oracal 3651 - Which laminate

Replies: 9

Views: 2856

have and still use orajet!

Hi Doyle, sorry for the late reply haven't call in to the uksignboards for awhile we use orajet 3651 on everything except vehicles and clearcoat everything with the same media but in clear. has been working very well for us using a Roland sc540 ecosol printer for us prints the best and the vinyl is ...

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:53 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SC540 - is a boat anchor!

Replies: 8

Views: 1735

Printer up and running again

Hi Shane and Chris, The scan motor is the motor that drives the head back and forth. The first breakdown was thought to be a dirty sensor. which in the ribbon that runs left to right. its transparent and has small lines for the head to workout where it is up to! when dirty it gets confused and stops...

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:50 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SC540 - is a boat anchor!

Replies: 8

Views: 1735

SC540 hope to be running again

Hi Shane & Chris, The Service tech is coming today thank godness. Will only be 2 days down fingers crossed. I'm not sure what the problem is as yet, Scan motor error? Have you guys had any media jams yet, where the print head and cut head come apart mid print?? Has once, hopefully thats not the ...

Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SC540 - is a boat anchor!

Replies: 8

Views: 1735

SC540 - is a boat anchor!

Hi Shane, Thanks for the "pick me up" Its just really frustrating, Don't get me wrong when its going it does a really nice job. The service Guy can't tell me why but we are not in the city so we might have to wait a week before they get here!! (:) While we are on the subject of the SC540 Do you guys...

Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:13 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SC540 - is a boat anchor!

Replies: 8

Views: 1735

SC540 - is a boat anchor!

:evil: Sorry to be so Angry but its the second time tin 3 weeks a Scan motor error as occured and has to be fixed this time we don't have to pay roland to travel ( the parts under warranty but not the service travel or time ) I'm ready to turf this machine. Can anybody suggest a machine roland or no...

Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:34 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Scanning & Vectorising - What software??

Replies: 6

Views: 1506

We are PC!

We used to have a program called SIGNUS - DOS based
was very good!
but don't know what to investigate in regards to
scanning in black and white imaes for vector

thanks for any advice

tim knight :-?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:46 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Scanning & Vectorising - What software??

Replies: 6

Views: 1506

Scanning & Vectorising - What software??

Hi All,

Just wondering what software you Guys (& Girls )
use for Scannning in Black and white hand drawings or art
to vectorise for vinyl cutting.
We are using Corel10 Trace but its a little limited

Thanks for any advice

tim knight :lol1:

Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:56 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SC500EX or the SC540 What should we keep / buy

Replies: 2

Views: 1102

SC500EX or the SC540 What should we keep / buy

Hi All, After much discussion regarding ink adhesion with the Ecosol inks We have decided to purchase a laminator and laminate most of our prints. We are using ORACAL orajet 3651 with great results but you can still rub and scratch the print like most of the medias we try. Unfotunately this was not ...

Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:14 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Roland sc-500 with Eco Sol Ink - Rubs off downunder too!

Replies: 10

Views: 3478

Still rubs off

Hi Vincent, As previously mentioned our quality of prints is really good. at preset using Orajet 3651 - grey backed 5 year and orajet 3651 in clear and both print fantastic. We have tried clear coating the white and clear with Taulflex clear, digi clear. The clear peels off on the print like sunburn...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:24 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: TEST RESULTS on SC500 HEATER SETTING UPGRADE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1887

Hi Rodney thanks for the reply :D I will chase up some Starex. I have tried Arlon Intermediate Not sure what its called but its a satin / matt finish. Its not coated they assure me, but made for Solvent printing. It was OK still smudged. How do I go about backing the ink off like you say in the prof...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:08 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: TEST RESULTS on SC500 HEATER SETTING UPGRADE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1887

Mr Sticker, The machine came sealed up without any carts put thru. The install guy had to run cleaner thru and drains the pipes if you know what i mean before putting in the Ecosol carts in It was brand new without using solink. He then put new Ecosolink straight in for the first time.. The company ...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:08 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: TEST RESULTS on SC500 HEATER SETTING UPGRADE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1887

Hi Raleigh, Its a SC500 that was originally released with Solink but came from Roland with a HEATER and new Eco Sol ink prints 1400mm wide approx. I had the actual owner of the company down today and saw with his own eyes a ecosol ink print on Avery 900 cast vinyl at 65Deg C after approx 24 hrs afte...

Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:42 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: TEST RESULTS on SC500 HEATER SETTING UPGRADE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1887

TEST RESULTS on SC500 HEATER SETTING UPGRADE!

Hi All, The supplier of our SC500 sent thru heater setting upgrades a few days ago. We changed the heater max setting from 50 to 65Deg C. After a few print tests on Avery 900, GMI cv300, Calon Arlon print media, we came to some conclusions. Any Calendered vinyl was no good. The print quality is fine...

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:18 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: is the Roland SC500 with heater a piece of Junk?

Replies: 3

Views: 1766

Hi Rodney, thanks for the reply We are using the EcoSOl Ink supplied with the machine. Printing onto a cv300 calendered vinyl and Avery900 cast vinyl. Using the calendered and cast ICC profiles from roland. The heater, etc is factory fitted. we are the first in our region to have one as far as I kno...

Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:19 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: is the Roland SC500 with heater a piece of Junk?

Replies: 3

Views: 1766

is the Roland SC500 with heater a piece of Junk?

Hi All, My anwser to my own question is, I guess it is a piece of junk! :evil: After contacting our supplier about our ink rubbing off and some cases not sticking, still no response. If we don't get a quick response and a resonable answer to solve our problem, its going stright back in the box and b...

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:08 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Roland sc-500 with Eco Sol Ink - Rubs off downunder too!

Replies: 10

Views: 3478

Roland sc-500 with Eco Sol Ink - Rubs off downunder too!

Hi All, We have just only registered ( Gary & Tim Knight - Father / Son Signmaking shop ) but have been reading this forum for only a week now, since only discovering it after trying to find info on the new Roland sc500 with eco sol ink and retrofitted heater. Firstly Robert, its a great site, w...

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