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Fri May 03, 2013 7:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade magazine recommendations please

Replies: 4

Views: 1695

Here's a link to a US publisher with a range of mags for signs, engraving, printwear etc.
You may have to register but it's free and you can view mags going back months.

http://www.nbm.com/what-we-do/publications

Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:19 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: how do you fold your 't-shirts' before packing?

Replies: 12

Views: 8783

Yes, they are good at folding but they cost a bit more than £4 :lol1:

Jim

Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:55 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: how do you fold your 't-shirts' before packing?

Replies: 12

Views: 8783

have a look at this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WONDERFOLD-SHIRT- ... dZViewItem

At £4 looks a bargain

Jim

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Marking wooden pens - print options?

Replies: 6

Views: 2640

Try www.pens.co.uk they do all sorts of pens.

Jim

Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RUG printing

Replies: 6

Views: 944

Have a look at www.matatak.com

Jim

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: temp gauge

Replies: 13

Views: 2128

Dop you have a Maplins nearby? I got one there for £49

Jim

Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:01 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: what do you think eastern imports/alibaba are like?

Replies: 55

Views: 22360

I have a much better deal, I'm selling the Eifell Tower but hurry it's on a first come first served basis as I've only got 3 left.

Jim

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For the embroiderers...

Replies: 8

Views: 1015

www.uk-leisurewear.com
These have the Gildan along with all the other popular brands of Tees and other items. They have a free catalogue.
Jim

Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:12 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Symbols

Replies: 1

Views: 739

Symbols

I have a customer who has asked if there are symbols to replace text over switches on panels. Where words such as On-Off-Reset etc. are replaced using a graphical symbol. The purpose being that they export machines and have to have the panels printed in different languages. He wants to know if there...

Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White garment vinyl and subimated garments

Replies: 2

Views: 984

In the July issue of Sign World there is an article about easymark from Victory design. They have a version called easymark opaque which they say is suitable for dark garments.
Jim

Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Stock image suppliers?

Replies: 8

Views: 1201

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:25 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Metal sign Machine - any help please :-)

Replies: 13

Views: 4538

Are these the type you are looking for www.signsofthetimes.co.uk
I think some of them are cast.
Jim

Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:44 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Engravers Laminate & CNC Router help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3100

That material comes in different top and core colours, is it possible the one you're trying has a grey core rather than black?
Just a thought.
Jim

Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:40 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation fading question...

Replies: 5

Views: 1705

The paper you need is the Epson matt coated 102gsm in packs of 100. A4 - S01061 A3 - S01068 Super A3 - S01069 Make sure you print on coated side. The A4 is available in computer/stationery shops at £9.99 per 100 You may have to order A3 and Super A3 However they can be bought direct from the Epson w...

Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:54 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation fading question...

Replies: 5

Views: 1705

Yes, sublimation on aluminium will fade in sunlight. Life span would be dependent on position, eg. if facing north it will last a lot longer than if facing south. It's more to do with the coating than the ink, however I believe there is a new coated aluminium with UV protection for several years in ...

Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 329214

In training, the Scottish team used to position dust bins on the pitch, the idea being to practice dribbling around them. However they soon dropped this scheme after the dustbins won 2-1
:D :D :D
Jim

Mon May 29, 2006 8:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign System

Replies: 1

Views: 647

Sign System

Here's a sign system that looks interesting. It's in US, don't know if available here. www.recognition-galleries.com
Jim

Wed May 17, 2006 1:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Internal Directory System Supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 741

www.vistasystem.co.uk
They are curved modular signs in a large range of sizes. They have peel and stick dividers to get the configuration you need.
Jim

Wed May 03, 2006 6:21 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Epson R1800 Colour issue

Replies: 2

Views: 1303

Have you actually transfered the prints or do they just look bad on the paper? Sublimation prints don't look good from the printer but colours come better when transfered.
Jim

Tue May 02, 2006 8:01 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press - is the base supposed to wobble?

Replies: 24

Views: 6108

Omron are a very large worldwide company, but I've never heard of an Omron heat press.
Jim

Mon May 01, 2006 3:54 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press - is the base supposed to wobble?

Replies: 24

Views: 6108

I have a press which had a top platen about 1/4 inch out. When I lowered it the right side would meet the bottom first with the 1/4 inch gap at the left. However as soon as the top and bottom made contact the bottom flipped over to compensate and gave total contact. As this was a new press the suppl...

Mon May 01, 2006 3:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press - is the base supposed to wobble?

Replies: 24

Views: 6108

Hi Nick The loose play is known as a floating platen. The purpose being so that when the press is closed the top and bottom will meet together to make contact over the whole area. If there is a gap when closed then all I can think of is that the top platen is out of alignment more than the float in ...

Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:01 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: how is photo engraving done?

Replies: 4

Views: 2377

Roland have a machine called Metaza which produces photos onto metal by using impact rather than line engraving.
Jim

Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Nameplate/Badge Magnets Supplier Needed

Replies: 5

Views: 731

www.kydproducts.co.uk Secialise in badge fixings.
Jim

Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of projecting wall sign

Replies: 3

Views: 773

Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Heckmondwike. (near Leeds)

Replies: 9

Views: 1066

Hi Jim Cliff
Your name sounds a little familiar, I can't think where I've heard something similar.

Jim Clough

Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Try to answer these -- and all do have logical answers.

Replies: 13

Views: 1212

You've got it Lynn. Between is 2

See if you can solve this one

Which animal, if every one in the world was killed there would be thousands of them by next year?

Jim

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Try to answer these -- and all do have logical answers.

Replies: 13

Views: 1212

[quote="DaveBruce"]that depends on the number of sons

There is only one logical answer, the clue is in the question.
Jim

Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Try to answer these -- and all do have logical answers.

Replies: 13

Views: 1212

Here's one.

A man died and in his will he left £150,000 to be shared equally between his sons. How much did they each get?

Jim

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Metal A-board supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1542

Try www.moranswoodcomponents.co.uk They can make to your design.
Jim

Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:28 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T.Shirts etc

Replies: 20

Views: 5327

www.leisurewear.co.uk Don't know if they're the cheapest but they have a large choice.
Jim

Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:21 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Help with Sublimation Printing - Gone all yellowy!

Replies: 7

Views: 2776

Is the yellow tinge on the transfer before you press it? I not then it could be your heat press not reaching set temperature. Try turning temp up or better still buy a laser temp gun to check temp.
Jim

Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How Do I get A Glass Like Look?

Replies: 3

Views: 789

I believe there are 2 different type of doming materials. One with a rubbery self healing finish, the other is more of a hader glass like finish. You apparantley have used both on different occassions
Jim

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:20 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Just come across this neat little carving/engraving/routing

Replies: 1

Views: 1600

Just come across this neat little carving/engraving/routing

Just come across this neat little carving/engraving/routing machine.
www.carvewright.com
It takes up to 14.5 inch width but as it is open ended it can take long lengths. Watch the video showing it in action. The amazing thing is the price. 2,000 dollars. About £1.300
Cheers
Jim

Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:31 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Garment re-branding

Replies: 9

Views: 3645

I believe that Remploy the organisation that employs disabled people have a works somewhere that specialises in this.
Jim

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:10 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: is there software to allow photographs to be engraved?

Replies: 10

Views: 4068

Have a look at www.quinlow.com See photos sandblasted on glass using some new stencil.
Jim

Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: V shaped Aboard supplier?

Replies: 8

Views: 1678

Tim http://www.moranswoodcomponents.co.uk They do customized work as well as stock items. Worth having a word with them. I know what you mean about local councils, where I am they are trying to ban A boards but are planning to place 7 foot tall advertising pillars around the town. Of course they get...

Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: serif & sans serif fonts

Replies: 7

Views: 1153

Jayne
I think you're wrong, the Serif is the guy with the silver badge who chases the bad cowboys and locks them up.
Jim

Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Annoying

Replies: 19

Views: 2398

My gripe is with the receivers, not so much the companies that went bust. I don't know how they can get away with what they do, it's virtually legalised theft.
Jim

Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Annoying

Replies: 19

Views: 2398

Annoying

For the second time I 've had a customer go into receivership. Not huge ammounts owing, £175 the first time and £200 the latest. What really gets me, is the firms handling the reciverships inform me that it's unlikely I will get any money but somehow they manage to find enough funds to pay themslves...

Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:14 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can I get some input on my logo design/card layout please?

Replies: 35

Views: 5788

Peter Normington wrote:
The only time I would notice a card, is if it was extraordinary, and by that, I mean like made out of solid gold!!!



That's why I print my business cards onto gold finish aluminium
Jim

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:59 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation - Epson 1290

Replies: 6

Views: 2490

These are known as the Pizza Wheels. The tracks they leave are the result of using slow drying paper, the wheels leave tracks in the still wet ink. This problem is common with the high release papers.
Jim

Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: High Street or Industrial Unit, which is best 4 Sole Trader

Replies: 17

Views: 2680

Hi Lorraine I have units on outskirts of town,only a fraction of cost of High Street premises. Although I don't do vinyl signs I do sublimation. As my customers are nationwide location is not an issue. One thing I'd like to point out is, you need to decide your location as soon as possible so that y...

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a 'nice' stencil type font - but NOT army style.

Replies: 12

Views: 9013

Another free font site www.webpagepublicity.com There are a number of stencil fonts there.
Jim

Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a 'nice' stencil type font - but NOT army style.

Replies: 12

Views: 9013

Have a look at www.searchfreefonts.com
click on 'S' at right of screen then pages 50 & 51 have a few for free download.
Jim

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trophex 2006..... anyone going?

Replies: 25

Views: 3232

Anyone been to the Printwear and Promtions Show in February?
Jim

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Point-of-sale goods for display?

Replies: 4

Views: 1852

Hi Lorraine, if you have a look at www.moranswoodcomponents.co.uk you may find some ideas for products. I,ve had a few samples from them and their prices and quality are good. Ask for their catalogue.
Jim

Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:37 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printing ----- Sublimation V's Screen Printing

Replies: 31

Views: 13772

Don't know of website as yet but the press is called the Picto 3D Flex Sublimation Press and is expected to be on view at the Trophex show at the NEC this month. To give you an idea of what this press can do, I heard they put a trainer shoe in and printed it.
Jim

Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:24 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printing ----- Sublimation V's Screen Printing

Replies: 31

Views: 13772

Janine Before you consider buying the Ballstar system I would hold back for a while. There is a new press for sublimation on the horizon.It is capable of 3D items as well as flat and no moulds or curved platens are requred. I believe it will take uo to about 7 inches in height. Sprays will be availa...

Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: anyone know of any T shirt vinyl suppliers??

Replies: 7

Views: 4334

Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:28 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: CIS System for 1290?

Replies: 8

Views: 1645

I've the Artanium bulk system from The Transfer Press. The carts and tubes are prefilled so it's just connect and go. Remember this system comes with the 6 bottles of ink. There are cheaper systems but I believe it's a case of you get what you pay for.
Jim

Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:51 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printing ----- Sublimation V's Screen Printing

Replies: 31

Views: 13772

If you are considering printing T shirts as a business then maybe the Fast T-Jet direct printer could be an option. It can print onto dark & black shirts and now has white ink.
see www.yesltd.co.uk based in Nottinghamshire.
Jim

Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:13 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printing ----- Sublimation V's Screen Printing

Replies: 31

Views: 13772

Have a look at www.thetransferpress.co.uk They have the Vapor Apparel Shirts in different styles & colours.
Jim

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:48 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: help needed 1290 heads blocked :(

Replies: 10

Views: 2399

A lot depends on the brand of sublimation ink you are using. The first ink I used was notorious for clogging the heads, however I have used Artanium for a while without any clogging. Before you buy a new 1290 look into the R1800 which is same print size as the 1290, there will be a bulk system in ne...

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: explosion in hemel explained

Replies: 7

Views: 763

My daughter works in an office block next door to the oil depot, good job it happened on Sunday morning.
Jim

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Business Card printing

Replies: 14

Views: 4516

I think the best way to get into the business card market is to specialize in top of the range cards for businesses who give their cards out sparingly and are willing to pay extra for something that is a bit more eye-catching. I make mine on matt gold aluminium, sublimated in colour. Foil pinted pla...

Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Business Card printing

Replies: 14

Views: 4516

There's a machine called a card slitter which cuts A4 sheets of 10 business cards, usally laser prited, www.themagictouch.co.uk sell the slitter and the consumables.
Jim

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:49 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation Printing - grainy print finish?

Replies: 11

Views: 4521

Try printing without the profile, ie through the Epson print settings. I tried the Rotech profile and couldn't get anything acceptaable so ditched it. Also remember the Epson paper is coated so make sure you print on the high white side. You could also try longer time in press.
Jim

Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:07 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Laser Sublimation & Vinyl Print Question??

Replies: 4

Views: 2003

The Magic Touch system is not sublimation, it uses ordinary toner so the printer can be used for other general printing.
Jim

Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: selling advertising space

Replies: 9

Views: 1310

A while ago on a dye sublimation forum someone was putting about 12-15 small ads on mugs and giving them free to local cafes, charging a fixed fee, then after a set time replacing with new mugs.
Jim

Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cork Backed Place Mats

Replies: 6

Views: 869

If Beize is a suitable alternative have a look at www.glenway.biz (COMPONENTS SECTION) They have it in various sizes including 45cm. rolls. It's self adhesive.
Jim

Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cork Backed Place Mats

Replies: 6

Views: 869

www.thetransferpress.co.uk have them on their website.
Jim

Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:47 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: ink queries

Replies: 3

Views: 1143

Chris
Although I have not done any resin doming I believe a small heat gun comes with the basic kit, this is far as I know is used to eliminate any bubbles.
Jim

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:12 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation Printing - grainy print finish?

Replies: 11

Views: 4521

That's where your problem is. The Rotech Jewel Paper is a high release paper which is suitable for poly T-shirts etc. but it releases to much of the ink for hard goods, the excess ink has no where to go in the thin coating which cause a build up giving the grained texture look. Try Epson Photo Quali...

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:03 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation Printing - grainy print finish?

Replies: 11

Views: 4521

Which paper are you using?
Jim

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:00 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: font detective

Replies: 13

Views: 4363

Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:11 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Info on printing on mugs please ?

Replies: 8

Views: 2981

A mug wrap could be a good way to start. They cost about £25, a lot cheaper than a press. You just insert the mug and put in an oven, takes longer than a press but some people have a load of them, half in oven whilst loading up the other half ready to change over. You can also get wraps for other it...

Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:26 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: White hi viz clothing - supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 2148

www.thetransferpress.co.uk have the vests but I believe they are yellow. They can be printed by sublimation or done with the textile vinyls.
Cheers
Jim

Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fridge Mags

Replies: 6

Views: 1176

www.thetransferpress.co.uk sell it.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade supplier of Blank Plaques??

Replies: 3

Views: 935

www.moranswoodcomponents.co.uk They manufacture plaques and backing boards for both internal and external use. Apart from standard stock sizes they can custom make to your required size.
Cheers
Jim

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lanyards Supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 611

Paul
www.supremeworld.co.uk
They are a trade manufacturer who can print or supply blank items for you at trade prices for a wide range of items including lanyards. They can also provide you with free sample display packs.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3538

Mark There are liquid laminates CLEARJET & CLEARSHIELD one is solvent the other water based. Comes in matt, semi gloss and gloss. http://www.alumaframe.com are UK distributors, they provide a free sample pot . I have one but not tried it out as yet. Their main business is in aluminium signage fr...

Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: blank keyrings for doming

Replies: 3

Views: 1896

Take a look at www.ezebadge.co.uk They sell the keyrings, sheets of labels, software and even ready made peel and stick domes.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Insurance

Replies: 3

Views: 1704

www.nfumutual.co.uk
I believe this is the one you are refering to.
Cheers Jim

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Hot Foiling

Replies: 1

Views: 848

Hi Janine
Take a look at www.hot-foil-stamping.com It's not a forum but has information and suppliers for foil printing.
Cheers
Jim

Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Plastic Business Card Supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1034

Chris Have you considered obtaining a Hot-Foil-Printer? They can print to plastic as well as other card types and with an auto card feeder you could print 1000 per hour. Foils are cheap, a 2inch wide roll for cards would cost about £4 for a 400ft. roll. You could print cards as required and also off...

Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation on tshirts

Replies: 3

Views: 1283

Have a look at www.thetransferpress.co.uk
They are now suppliers for the Vapor Aparrel performance shirts for dye sublimation. A new material, different styles and colours. I,ve not tried them yet but read good things about them.
Cheers
Jim

Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rounding Corners on 5mm Foamex ?

Replies: 6

Views: 1097

www.mastergrave.co.uk have different corner rounders with interchangeable radius cutters. On page 11. Not sure if suitable for your material.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:08 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what machine should i buy a Graphtec or Suma please?

Replies: 31

Views: 11687

The Graphtec CE300 60 is now £995 and that includes the optical eye and the stand. That's about half what it used to cost with the extras. Got to be a bargain at that price.

Jim

Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi! I am a newbie and I need advice on T-shirt printing!

Replies: 12

Views: 2741

On the subject of Dye-Sub shirts, have a look at www.thetransferpress.co.uk They are now distributors for the new Vapor Apparel shirts. A new material and in other colours than the usual white.

Cheers
Jim

Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: my T-Shirt Vinyl keeps on bubbling help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2267

Hi Celia
I bought mine at Maplin £49. It is laser guided, just sueeze trigger and aim the red dot at the heat platen. You find as you move it around the temp drops dramatically as you near the outside edges of the platen.

Cheers
Jim

Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: my T-Shirt Vinyl keeps on bubbling help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2267

Hi Celia
Although I.ve not used the garment films, I do use heat presses. Your problem could well be the heat press. Even with the new presses and their digital temperature settings you'd be surprised, if not shocked how innaccurate they are. Have you checked with a Temp. Gun?

Cheers
Jim

Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing Labels

Replies: 36

Views: 7800

The films are manufactured in Japan, due over here in next few weeks. Comes in roll form 12in. 24in. 48in. width and I think 30 metres length.
There seems to be a wide range incuding backlit.
There are also 12in. square vinyl tiles.
Will let you know when I hear more.

Cheers
Jim

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing Labels

Replies: 36

Views: 7800

There are a range of films for sublimation printing on the horizon. They are said to be abrasive resistant with 3-5 year outdoor UV life, different finishes such as white/gold /clear. Self adhesive, some with adhesive on front. Can be cut on plotter/cutter after printing.

Cheers
Jim

Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:10 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: C86 & sublimation paper problem ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1495

Not sure what the 'Admin-edit is!

Cheers
Jim

Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:35 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: C86 & sublimation paper problem ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1495

I would try the True Pix. The Epson Paper whilst ideal for hard goods is not quite so good on soft items as it does not release all the ink.
www.thetransferpress.co.uk sell True Pix


Cheers
Jim


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Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:23 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: C86 & sublimation paper problem ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1495

The paper you are using sounds like a high release paper. These papers are slow to dry causing the wheels to make track marks. I use Epson Photo Quality paper (About £9.95 per 100 sheets) for printing onto hard goods. For more general use, True Pix is good but more expensive and only comes in US siz...

Wed May 25, 2005 7:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone for Chilli??????????

Replies: 5

Views: 381

That reminds me of the young cowboy who swung open the swing doors of the saloon and stolled up to the bar. Looking around him he notices someone sitting at a piano in the corner, he then drew his gun and fired 2 shots at the piano player hitting both of his ear lobes. However, with blood pouring fr...

Tue May 24, 2005 1:34 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation

Replies: 5

Views: 1989

I believe these could be the ones by Themagictouch. They are composed of some kind of rigid board with a felt base. The printable surface is actually paper bonded to the mat. However, after they are printed by colour laser transfer a sheet of coverseal, which is a laminate, is pressed onto mat/coast...

Fri May 20, 2005 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Umbrella supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 525

www.thetransferpress.co.uk have umbrellas including blue and white.
Cheers
Jim

Wed May 18, 2005 2:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Shop fittings

Replies: 3

Views: 794

www.caranco.co.uk
Based in Nottingham.

Cheers
Jim

Wed May 18, 2005 9:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scam Season again! Business Rates Reduction

Replies: 8

Views: 1219

Regarding the 50% reduction on business rates, As from April this year small businesses below a certain rateable value qualify for the 50% reduction but you have to apply. I did and my rates have dropped 50% This scam could be to apply for you and charge for what costs you nothing if you do it yours...

Mon May 16, 2005 9:46 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: bulk ink system advice

Replies: 10

Views: 2300

Have a look at www.thetransferpress.co.uk The bulk systems they sell are reliable and easy to set up as the carts and tubes are prefilled.

Cheers
Jim

Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Promotional Showcase

Replies: 0

Views: 279

Promotional Showcase

Just received details of a show named Promotional Showcase 2005. It's 1 day at York and 1 at Long Eaton (Between Nottingham and Derby)
Held in Hotels, about 15 companies, sublimation, plastics etc.
Anyone been to these before?
Jim

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:11 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise on an optical eye for graphtec CE3000-60

Replies: 29

Views: 10226

OOps!
I forgot the co.uk on the end.
Jim

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:16 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise on an optical eye for graphtec CE3000-60

Replies: 29

Views: 10226

Have a look at www.thetransferpress. they have the Graphtec with or without the optical eye at a reduced price plus free stand.
Jim

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Stuff

Replies: 0

Views: 406

New Stuff

Just found out about some new devlopements to be seen at Sign UK. These are from TG Europe who will be demonstrating on their distibutor's stand - The Transfer Press. Firstly is a new flatbed direct printer priced at £7500. see it on http://www.tgeurope.com. Also for sublimation - vinyl floor tiles,...

Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: printed balloons - trade supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 339

Have a look in Exchange & Mart There is a print section with suppliers of printed baloons.

Cheers
Jim

Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:19 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation info & advice please

Replies: 2

Views: 1189

Hi Linz The 1290 cartridges don't hold much ink and they are expensive. A bulk system is the way to go. Bear in mind that with sublimation you can only print onto the polyester shirts which cost more than the cooton, and, no, you cannot print white with sublimation. For mugs you could consider using...

Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HIX MUG PRESS PARTS SUPPLIER

Replies: 4

Views: 596

Try www.activescreeneurope.co.uk They deal with presses under the name airwaves but they are Hix presses.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Frogjuice suppliers

Replies: 13

Views: 1503

There is another liquid laminate, 2 types, one is water based the other solvent. Comes in matt/gloss/semi gloss. I have the details for UK distibutor at home, will hunt it out tonight. They have free sampler pots. I have one but not used it as yet.

Cheers
Jim

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:15 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: is this a suitable press for sublimation

Replies: 4

Views: 1528

For coasters/placemats and most other items you need 400F. You also need to make sure press will accommodate 6 mil. thickness. I beleve that press on Ebay is for T-shirts with transfers printed by different methods than sublimation. Providing you don't plan on doing anything large then a new small p...

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:28 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: is this a suitable press for sublimation

Replies: 4

Views: 1528

According to the description it says up to 300 degrees, if this is Farenheit, then afraid it's not suitable for sublimation.

Cheers
Jim

Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: i have a problem with applying 751 help please?

Replies: 27

Views: 4193

Hi Dewi
There is a Raytek Laser Temp Gun costs about £80-£90 measures accurate temps of anything including heat presses. Been meaning to get one for ages but not got round to it.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Councils New Logo £120,000

Replies: 9

Views: 819

It was on TV, a red 'N' slightly skewed to the left with the word 'Nottinghamshire' also in red underneath. A monkey could have designed it and only charged peanuts for doing it.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Councils New Logo £120,000

Replies: 9

Views: 819

Councils New Logo £120,000

Hi All
Just seen this on local TV News, Nottinghamshire have had a new logo designed. It is a plain letter 'N' with Nottinhamshire underneath. How much do you reckon this stunning design cost? A mere £120,000.
Yes! One hundred and twenty thousand.

Cheers
Jim

Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:13 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: laser printing on vinyl - opinions please

Replies: 4

Views: 1063

Ali I visited Themagictouch last year, they printed a placemat and I was surprised that the printable surface was actually paper bonded to the mat, however after they printed it by laser transfer it was then laminated with the coverseal. When I got it back home I put it to the test, firstly by stand...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:25 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink sublimation - bulk ink system?

Replies: 2

Views: 1220

I have a 1290 set up with the Artanium bulk system. It comes with the cartridges and tubes already filled, just fill up the reservoir bottles and away you go. It's about £350 complete with prefilled carts and 6 bottes of ink (125ml each colour) plus ICC profile. Got it from http://www.thetransferpre...

Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Inkjet canvas needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1054

Hi Sarah
Have a look at www.mastergrave.co.uk
click on Latest News at top of home page. Not sure if this is what you're looking for.

Cheers
Jim

Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: blank t-shirt suppliers

Replies: 3

Views: 436

Hi Roffs
www.uk-leisurewear.co.uk in Swindon Wilts.
Miss out the hyphen on above web address and it will take you to another based in Cheshire.

Cheers
Jim

Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VAT registration classifications

Replies: 15

Views: 1404

I'm registered although I'm under the threshold. At the moment all my customers are businesses who can reclaim vat. I can offset all my supplies/equipment and most expenses against what I have to pay.
It all depends on your circumstances.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:04 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press Pad/Mat

Replies: 3

Views: 1467

Hi Boab
You say it's a swing away, I'm guessing it's an Adkins. If so their website is www.aadkins.com

Cheers
Jim

Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:45 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press Pad/Mat

Replies: 3

Views: 1467

Hi Boab
You can buy new base mats from the manufacturers. Remove old one then apply new one (Self adhesive, just peel and stick)

Cheers
Jim

Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing technique for 'recognition express' staff badges

Replies: 13

Views: 2081

Hi Deborah
I'm based in Grantham. (Originally from Northumberland)

Cheers
Jim

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing technique for 'recognition express' staff badges

Replies: 13

Views: 2081

Hope to find more details in coming week. Not sure if outdoor signage is for small or large format. Sublimation is not normally UV resistant outdoors, I believe the answer may be in the substrate and/or coating. The lino tiles were originally going to be for large format but may be produced in small...

Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing technique for 'recognition express' staff badges

Replies: 13

Views: 2081

Hi Deborah After 5 years you're probabally aware of the main suppliers. However http://www.matatak.com do bar runners (AKA drip mats) 3 sizes, first 2 sizes can be done with 1290. something a little different. I know that Tropical Graphics UK have some new things on the horizon, floor tiles made in ...

Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:49 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing technique for 'recognition express' staff badges

Replies: 13

Views: 2081

H Deborah We must have posted messages at the same time, I wasn't aware you did dye-sub. The fluid you used, which I assume is the liquid polymer for photo Glazing, would leave a flat surface rather than domed, however, I should imagine this would give the badge some UV resitance. Interesting idea t...

Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing technique for 'recognition express' staff badges

Replies: 13

Views: 2081

Hi Deborah
If the badges looked plastic they may be Fibre Reinforced Plastic which are printed by dye-sublimation. Then, as Robert suggested, resin domed.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:31 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Stika Wanted

Replies: 14

Views: 921

Hi Boab
I believe it can cut flock, they sell it in 22cm widths for this cutter. If you ask them I'm sure they would cut a sample (They are extremely helpful)

Cheers
Jim

Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Floor Mat Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 688

I visited them a few months ago, I believe they are part of or allied to The Magic Touch (Next door to each other) in Dunstable. They have large format printers with dye-sub ink and large presses. I have sample blanks of the bar runners of which the first 2 sizes can be printed with Epson 1290 with ...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Floor Mat Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 688

Hi Dan
Take alook at www.matatak.com

Cheers
Jim

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:19 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Stika Wanted

Replies: 14

Views: 921

Have a look at www.thetransferpress.co.uk they have the Graphtec Craft Robo which is similar to the Stika. £305

Cheers
Jim

Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bending acrylic.

Replies: 5

Views: 682

www.grafityp.co.uk have one, don't know about cheap though.

Cheers
Jim

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Model Transfers - info supplier request

Replies: 2

Views: 996

Hi Dave
If it's water-slide transfer paper you're looking for I believe www.themagictouch.co.uk have it.

Cheers
Jim

Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New T-shirt Printer

Replies: 7

Views: 1648

Even more than an arm and a leg. It's on view shortly at a show in Florida, There are 2 versions, a single or double head. Priced at $105,000 and $137,000 However average print works out at 3 cents for ink.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New T-shirt Printer

Replies: 7

Views: 1648

New T-shirt Printer

How about this machine for printing your T-Shirts? Prints direct to shirt in 15 seconds.


http://www.kornit-digital.com/index.asp?w=1024&h=768

Cheers
Jim

Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming.....where's the market?

Replies: 23

Views: 9921

Hi Dave Printed items for doming do not need to be vinyl. I believe you can obtain some sort of polyester or similar coated sheets for ink jet printers with various shapes and sizes kiss cut ready to print/dome then peel off and apply.or full uncut sheets to run through a cutter to customise sizes. ...

Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: dunoon of scotland

Replies: 17

Views: 2353

Just out of curiosity. In your post title there's 1 'n' in Dunoon but on the van there's 2 (Dunnoon)

Cheers
Jim

Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: sublimation ink! how long will they last??

Replies: 3

Views: 2101

Hi It's all to do with a court case in the US where Sawgrass took on Tropical Graphics who sold Artanium Ink, claiming patent infringement and won. The result being that Tropical now have to pay a hefty liscening fee to Sawgrass on ink sales. As far as I am aware other dye sublimation vendors will h...

Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:05 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: cactus mug wraps

Replies: 2

Views: 536

Hi Paulo
www.thetransferpress.co.uk have them

Cheers
Jim

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:26 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: sublimation ink! how long will they last??

Replies: 3

Views: 2101

Hi Paulo
The carts in the 1290 don't hold much ink in comparison to the 980. A bulk system is a neccesity for this printer, especially with sublimation ink prices about to increase substantially in the new year.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming.....where's the market?

Replies: 23

Views: 9921

Have a look at www.eze-badge.com They provide ready made domes of various shapes and sizes on sheets, peel off and stick, along with the corresponding precut sheets of labels to print, also a range of items to attach to. Don't know what they are like as I've not tried them.

Cheers
Jim

Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: transfer paper

Replies: 3

Views: 1039

Hi Stevry
Try www.themagictouch.co.uk they specialise in laser transfer.

Cheers
Jim

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:54 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printer

Replies: 2

Views: 1390

http://www.mimakiusa.com/

This is Mimaki's US website. They have something similar

Cheers
Jim

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:19 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T-Shirt Printer

Replies: 2

Views: 1390

T-Shirt Printer

http://www.screenprinters.net/product.p ... etstandard

Have a look at this. It's for printing direct onto T- shirts and other items.
There is also a Jumbo version for lasrger format.

Cheers
Jim

Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Free fonts site

Replies: 8

Views: 774

Free fonts site

Here's a site for free fonts

www.searchfreefonts.com

Cheers
Jim

Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Die Subinks for HP5500

Replies: 2

Views: 383

Hi John Dye sublimation inks can only be used on Epson printers due to the fact that the Epson does not heat the ink as does the HP, Canon etc. I assume that the HP you are refering to is an inkjet printer, because there is an HP Laser, which is now out of production, but refurbs are available wich ...

Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wheelie Bins

Replies: 19

Views: 1683

I have a small household type bin about 18in. x 24in. It works out rental £3 per month, Care & Admin. charge about £6.50 per month and £7.94 to empty. This is a lot considering the size of the bin. I was not told by the Rep. about the Care & Admin charge at the time.

Cheers
Jim

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wheelie Bins

Replies: 19

Views: 1683

Wheelie Bins

Hi
For those with business premises, how much are you paying in total for hre and emptying of wheelie bins, and how often can you have them emptied? I recently took a contract for one and believe I'm being grossly overcharged.
Cheers
Jim

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1057

Why not try the mug wraps? They're only just over £20. You put the mug in, clamp it and put in oven. Takes longer than press but some people use a number of wraps, half in oven half being prepared to swap over. I have one but not had time to try it out yet but have not heard a bad word about them. C...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: letter to prospective clients?

Replies: 26

Views: 1818

Have a look at www.hot-foil-stamping
There are suppliers for machines etc. on the site.
Cheers
Jim

Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:07 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how does the graphtec compare to the stika?

Replies: 6

Views: 2537

The mini Graphtec cutter is now on www.thetransferpress.co.uk
£305 I intend going fot the larger model but just wanted to show it does exist.
Cheers
Jim

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: heat transfers

Replies: 5

Views: 816

www.thetransferpress.co.uk
Have 2 catalogues with thousands of transfers.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: digital camera and digi prints

Replies: 10

Views: 1220

There is a program called Genuine Fractals which can enlarge a photo by up to 6X without pixellation/loss of resolution. Just seen a review in a magazine for the latest version, around £179.

Cheers
Jim

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:52 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can i get sublimation ink for epson stylus c64

Replies: 7

Views: 1988

I'm not sure if sublimation inks are available for that printer. They are for the C84/86. I use the 1290S which prints up to A3+ linked up to a bulk ink system which reduces print costs dramatically in comparison to the cartridges.

Cheers
Jim

Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hot Foil Stamping

Replies: 9

Views: 1113

Here's another site
www.hot-foil-stamping.com
Cheers
Jim

Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Left In The Lurch By XPRES Need Help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3167

Hi Elaine I have not used the Xpres ink, so cannot comment on that one. However the inks I have used so far are Sawgrass which was way to expensive and clogged the printheads. The next ink which I used did not have a brand name was OK but no longer available. Next I tried Lyson which I found to be t...

Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: economy swing signs

Replies: 7

Views: 1177

Hi Paul
Just received a grafityp catalogue today, they have them in there. called a Breezer - Swing. They also have a wall swing.
www.grafityp.co.uk
Tel: 01827 300500
Cheers
Jim

Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printed Mugs

Replies: 5

Views: 943

Hi Mike Are you after the blank mugs to print yourself or printed for you? For blanks try http://www.listawoodtradesupplies.co.uk or http://www.thetransferpress.co.uk Don't know if they print them. However if you don't have a mug press you can by mug wraps and do them in an oven. If you requie info ...

Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Make even more profit

Replies: 9

Views: 1866

Hi Moss
When I used to do the key rings/coasters I used Epson photo qualty ink jet paper (£9.95 per 100 sheets) with Epson inkjet printer, cut using a simple and cheap paper trimmer. Most of the items are square/rectangular.
Cheers
Jim

Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:25 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Please Advise What Machine Does This?

Replies: 6

Views: 2126

Hi Rodney
How durable is the print from the Busjet, does it scratch/rub off easily? Any chance of a picture of items you have printed?
Cheers
Jim

Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: t-shirts help needed

Replies: 29

Views: 3782

Hi Liam
Ring Peter Clarke on 01908 370000 firm called Raytek. It is a laser beam temp gun which I believe is very accurate. A heat press can be way off temp. I think it costs about £69. Been meaning to buy one but not got around to it as yet.
Cheers
Jim

Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: t-shirts help needed

Replies: 29

Views: 3782

Hi Liam There is one thing you need to be careful about with the press you have just bought, the temperature dial is only foil and the heat will loosen the adhesive after a short while causing the foil to move. Not such a problem if you are using the same temp. all the time but a pain if you use var...

Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get hold of Hotmark and Nylmark garment vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1660

Hi Pul
I misspelt the web address, should be www.thetransferpress.co.uk
Cheers
Jim

Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:39 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get hold of Hotmark and Nylmark garment vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1660

Hi Paul
Try www.thetransferpess.co.uk they have recently started selling the Graphtec cutter and textile vinyls. Not sure which materials they supply but I tried a sample they cut whilst I was there in flock which has a fantastic vevet look and feel.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:55 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how does the graphtec compare to the stika?

Replies: 6

Views: 2537

Hi
Just acquired more details. It is a Graphtec Craft Robo CC100-20
Cheers
Jim

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:05 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how does the graphtec compare to the stika?

Replies: 6

Views: 2537

Hi
I'm fairly sure it was a Graphtec, they only showed me this just before we left ( Been to see other items) It was a cutter. it did have a bit of a toy look to it but was surprisingly heavier than it it looked.
Will contact them later today to confirm.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: best selling signs?

Replies: 7

Views: 1445

Hi Sally I recently saw a simple system for signage at a local supplier. This involved a print done by any method (Inkjet-laser-etc) which was then put through a small hand operated roller with a self adhesive backed acrylic sheet either 2 or 3mm thick. The print being on the back. The acrylic comes...

Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:04 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how does the graphtec compare to the stika?

Replies: 6

Views: 2537

how does the graphtec compare to the stika?

Hi All
On a recent visit to a supplier I was shown a new mini Graphtec cutter which took A4 size material. If I remember correctly it was around £400 Wonder how it compares to the Stika.
Cheers
Jim

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: bibs!!!

Replies: 3

Views: 616

Hi Liam
Wrong web address. should be www.uk-leisurewear.com
Cheers
Jim

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: bibs!!!

Replies: 3

Views: 616

Hi Liam
www.ukleisurewear.com have them in their catalogue. They are reversable different colours
Cheers
Jim

Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dyesub on Tshirt colour other than white possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 1789

Hi Brian
Have you used this system on hard goods such as metal? If so how durable is the print. I know they have coverseal which laminates to offer protection.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dyesub on Tshirt colour other than white possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 1789

Hi
I agree, you can dye-sub print onto 50/50 poly-cotton but the inks will only take to the poly content making images less vibrant than 100% poly.
At the moment I am printing mostly onto aluminium which has a polymer coating,as do all of the other dye-sub printable items.
Cheers
Jim

Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dyesub on Tshirt colour other than white possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 1789

Hi
If you don't have a cutter then how about getting someone local to cut the wording from white textile vinyl for you.
Cheers
Jim

Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dyesub on Tshirt colour other than white possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 1789

Hi The sytem I was refering to uses ordinary toner (not sublimation) It depends on the make of laser printer and toner used whether you can do the transfers for dark T's, however a company have an adapted Epson laser which can do all. I believe it's an A3+ printer so not cheap. Have look http://www....

Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dyesub on Tshirt colour other than white possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 1789

Hi You can only dye sub onto polyester material and the T's are only made in white. the reason being that the sublimation inks are translucent. I believe for white or light colour shirts the archival inks are the way to go. Another alternative being colour laser using the specific transfer papers. C...

Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TEE SHIRTS

Replies: 2

Views: 802

Hi Rich
www.uk-leisurewear.com in Swindon
Cheers
Jim

Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need Staff! what do you do?

Replies: 8

Views: 1278

Hi Sally I am in a similar position to you. I don't as yet do vinyl cutting but have recently moved into a unit as business is increasing. I will be employing 1 or maybe 2 people part time in the future. The important thing to bear in mind is that you need employers insurance and this is fairly expe...

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3966

Hi Sharon
I've just tried the Lyson ink carts. in 980. Found colour good but black was more of a dark grey. Just got 1290 set up and will be trying Rotech carts before going bulk. How does Rotech black compare with Lyson black?
Cheers
Jim

Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 1290 s

Replies: 1

Views: 999

Hi Forbie I believe the difference is in that the 'S' which stands for silver, is a later version, some minor difference to do with colour management. The Epson is the only choice for sublimation due to it's Piezo print heads which do not heat the ink the others which are bubble jet, heating the ink...

Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Switching from full time boring Job

Replies: 5

Views: 719

I believe the advice from evox is sensible. I reduced my full time job to part time a year ago and built up a customer base and have now given notice to quit at end of month to go full time for myself. Have the keys and ready to move into premises. I Knew it was time when the part time job started t...

Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:12 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier please of good wooden a boards?

Replies: 13

Views: 5107

Hi Neli
I don't know if this is what your looking for re. traditional pub signs/chalkboards but have a look at www.grafityp.co.uk go to blank signs. Although these are mouded material they can be painted, possibly with blackboard paint.
Jim

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:19 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Clear Lacquer

Replies: 18

Views: 3940

Hi There is an alternative to frog juice, it comes in various formats Clearjet and Clearshield. One is solvent based, the other is water based. The supplier is Alumaframe. tel: 01787 474 300 They do a free sampler pot, I have one to try on sublimation print but have not as yet tried it out. They als...

Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:51 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: is there a uk based dealer of 3d letter return fabrication?

Replies: 15

Views: 7829

Hi Robert
I bought a milling machine from them last year, they have a very good delivery service, I think they charged about £25 del. from Devon to Lincs. and the driver, who was equipped with all the lifting gear was very helpful in getting it in and set up on the cabinet/stand.
Cheers
Jim

Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:13 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: is there a uk based dealer of 3d letter return fabrication?

Replies: 15

Views: 7829

Hi
Have alook at www.axminster.co.uk click on sheet metal, you'll see the 3 in one gullotine/roller/bender and also a small notching tool, don't know if appropriate but worth remembering for future.
Cheers
Jim

Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:34 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Which Cutter?

Replies: 2

Views: 1291

Which Cutter?

Hi All I am considering adding a 24in. cutter to existing business, I have no experince in this field and have been looking at various ads for Roland, Graphtec, Summa, Jaguar and Puma. There seems a big price differentialbetween the cheapest and the most expensive. I would be doing mostly textile ap...

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:45 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Large format dye sublimation

Replies: 2

Views: 1199

Hi Peter
Try www.i-sub.co.uk They supply large format sublimation printers and presses. I don't know if they do printing themselves but may be able to inform you of someone who does.
Cheers
Jim

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member

Replies: 12

Views: 1722

Hi Lee
I'll not be doing signage as such, Too many around me doing it. More of an addition to sublimation. looking for more specialised market. 24in. would be adequate. The question is, which cutter?
Cheers
Jim

Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: nice to meet you all!

Replies: 9

Views: 1141

Hi Nelijane
I'm also new to the forum. Based in Lincolnshire but originally from your part of the world, Newbiggin by the Sea (Also known as Palm Beach without the palm trees,sun etc.)
Cheers
Jim

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member

Replies: 12

Views: 1722

Good grief 4 replies in as many minutes. I need advice on which 24in cutter to go for (Should this question be in another folder?) I hasten to add that I am 100 percent inexperienced in this field.
Cheers
Jim

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member

Replies: 12

Views: 1722

New Member

Hi all
Just joined up. I do sublimation printing but will soon be purchasing a 24in. cutter to cut polyester flock for printing.
Cheers
Jim

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