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Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Acuity LED 1600 II printer from Fujifilm, feedback please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1862

Re: Acuity LED 1600 II printer from Fujifilm, feedback please?

Its been a while since I was last on here so hello again. I am looking to buy one of the Fuji 1600 II or 1600 R to replace my water based printers, my only concern is that the ink seems very tacky and easy to mark on various substrates. Does anyone have one that can give me an insight into the tacky...

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:29 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: HP9000s Ink problems

Replies: 2

Views: 1737

I had an HP9000 a few years back and actually tested a new ink for HP very unsuccessfully. They eventually re-instated the original ink as it was causing exactly the same problems you have stated the worst hit was the magenta and the cyan. I got rid of the printer because of the problems with the ne...

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:23 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: looking for wassatch troop rip for my grenadier

Replies: 7

Views: 2053

I have a full version of Wassatch 6.4 I think? we no longer use it and would consider selling it if it is of interest. Wasatch is my favorite rip but does not play well with our current line up of printers.

Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam PVC Thickness

Replies: 1

Views: 602

Amari do 24mm and 19 mm gloss White integral foam

Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for help in the best way to match up images.

Replies: 3

Views: 836

We do this by cutting the panels to size first Tile the image up in the rip and put crop and bleed marks on. (we would allow 50mm all round) Put the panel on an over sized board Place vinyl on panel and align with crop marks Put it through the laminator Check all is still square (if not adjust the n...

Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: looking for a uv printer with white which one should i buy

Replies: 5

Views: 1102

We have the OCE 350xt, we did have an other manufactures printer b4 which was considerably cheaper but was sent back as we were not happy with the print off it. The OCE is one of the best printers we have ever owned, and now does the majority of our work, we still have latex and aqueous printers, bu...

Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10457

i said you would like it, once you get used to them its almost trouble free printing.

I put a 50m x 1.524m roll of vinyl the other night came in next day all done with out a problem.

Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:12 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Oce Arizona 250 UV Flatbed

Replies: 6

Views: 1540

250 GT

I have the 350 XT and it is without doubt the best printer I have owned ever, not without a couple of issues but so does every other printer on the market. The 250 is one of the early ones and will give you a 10-16m2 an hour at very good quality. It would be a sound purchase dependent on the cost bu...

Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bar Runners - Trade Supplier Recomendations?

Replies: 4

Views: 876

Try Gardner's in Wales or the print Environment in Cornwall.

Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:03 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Fantastic tool for vehicle graphics - Black Mamba

Replies: 18

Views: 5936

Fantastic tool for vehicle graphics - Black Mamba

This is such a simple yet fantastic solution, anyone know where I can get one in the UK.

http://www.yellotools.us/shop/product_i ... ts_id=1161

Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:03 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Dimension 200 CNC router for sale

Replies: 4

Views: 2506

We are in Droitwich - Worcestershire

Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Dimension 200 CNC router for sale

Replies: 4

Views: 2506

yes we have

Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Dimension 200 CNC router for sale

Replies: 4

Views: 2506

Gerber Dimension 200 CNC router for sale

Gerber Dimension 200 CNC router for sale We have now upgraded to a larger AXYZ CNC router so have decided that the Gerber needs a new home. The cutting area is 900x800 and has a 1.2kw Persky spindle as well as an engraving head. We have modified the bed so that it has vac hold down and will come com...

Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:08 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For sale Roland XC540 - Summa PRO D1400SL - HPZ6100x2

Replies: 3

Views: 1465

all sold

Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:46 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: CNC router required

Replies: 0

Views: 717

CNC router required

We need a bigger CNC router minimum 8x4, dose any one have one or know of one for sale, required in the next 2 months.

Thanks

Ian

Thu May 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For sale Roland XC540 - Summa PRO D1400SL - HPZ6100x2

Replies: 3

Views: 1465

JV5 solvent printer for sale

All our other printers and cutters have now been sold, but we have now decided to also sell the JV5 solvent printer, As the OCE Arizona is working a treat. Mimaki JV5 1600 solvent printer and Wasatch rip. Its two and a half years old, is under a silver warranty and running SS21 inks. If you need a f...

Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:20 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For sale Roland XC540 - Summa PRO D1400SL - HPZ6100x2

Replies: 3

Views: 1465

For sale Roland XC540 - Summa PRO D1400SL - HPZ6100x2

We have the following for sale Roland XC540 print and cut - 1370mm 3 years old Summa PRO D1400SL - 14000mm vinyl cutter HPZ6100 X 2 OFF 1524mm - 3 years old All are still used daily in production but not to there full potential as we have installed an OCE Arizona 350XT flatbed. All can be seen worki...

Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:56 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi 8 for Mac Demo version?

Replies: 13

Views: 6759

Only snobbery if your a PC user!javascript:emoticon(':lol1:')

Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi 8 for Mac Demo version?

Replies: 13

Views: 6759

We run Flexi-starter 8 on a G5 running 10.5.8, we only ever send single layer files saved back to ill.3 files to Flexi. We do use opus but not through Flexi only Wasatch or onyx, its the very old opus and is not as reliable as our Roland XC540 run with Versaworks. Step and repeat function is fine ju...

Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:58 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi 8 for Mac Demo version?

Replies: 13

Views: 6759

We use Flexicut 8 on a mac and very have had very few issues with it, the odd crash and re-install but that's only 2 in the last 2 years. All our files are created in CS5 and back saved to V.3 never had any problems with cutting on our Summa plotters. We tried various other software but Flexi was th...

Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 2 metre wide roll up banner needed

Replies: 3

Views: 767

I did one last week for a client and got the stand from Ultima Displays, we print the graphics ourselves.

Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice on etch design

Replies: 17

Views: 3023

We use an optically clear film which can be wet or dry mounted, and print it digitally with white ink which gives a kind of etched effect. Could this be an option?

Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:12 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: New HP Scitex installed at ArtSystems demo suites

Replies: 3

Views: 3925

FB500

I am having mine installed at the moment and will post some evaluations once we are up and running, tomorrow hopefully.

Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Isopropyl alcohol

Replies: 37

Views: 9955

My guys have tried loads of application fluids but always go back to just plain old tap water and a couple of squirts of washing up liquid. How much depends on what they are fitting to and the ambient temperature.

Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Isopropyl alcohol

Replies: 37

Views: 9955

We just use it neat.

Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:19 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Slate signs

Replies: 10

Views: 7395

I have just completed a job in slate for a hotel complex. Drop me a PM if you are still looking, I am only an hour away or so

Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Who supplies 10mm 10x5 correx

Replies: 1

Views: 770

Who supplies 10mm 10x5 correx

Can anyone help please. I am looking for a supplier who sells 10mm 10x5 correx sheets.

Rob Horn - Amari - Antalis only do 8x4 sheets and I need some for sports signage.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

E

Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:47 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Best software to run our Grenadier ??

Replies: 12

Views: 4560

In Wasatch and I think it is the same in colour rip, put a keyline around the area to cut make it a spot colour and call the spot colour cutcontour, the rip should then pick it up.

Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:27 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Best software to run our Grenadier ??

Replies: 12

Views: 4560

Colour Rip is a cut down version of Wasatch Rip, which in my opinion is still one of the better rips out there. It just takes a bit of getting used to. We use Onyx, Wasatch and Versaworks my favorite and the one that causes me the least problems is Wasatch (Colour RIP).

Give it a go.

Mon May 24, 2010 8:56 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Tool holder/advice needed for Gerber Engraver?

Replies: 6

Views: 2975

Thanks for the replies, It was the brass tool holder which fits in the top of the engraving head to hold the long tool. Ordered some new tools from spandex and they came with the tools, dohhhh.

Any one got any tips for v bit carving slate, its a bit trickery than I thought it was going to be.

Thu May 20, 2010 2:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Tool holder/advice needed for Gerber Engraver?

Replies: 6

Views: 2975

Tool holder/advice needed for Gerber Engraver?

Can anyone help I have lost the tool holder for my engraver on a Dimension 200 router. I have spoken to spandex and they are struggling. Where can I get one, or does anyone have one for sale? Failing that does can anyone tell me the screw pitch so I can get one machined up. Thanks Ian :police: Mod-E...

Tue May 04, 2010 4:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise on building wraps please?

Replies: 7

Views: 849

Best people to speak to are Rutters, They specialize in this.

Tue May 04, 2010 4:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Artwork Optimization issue

Replies: 3

Views: 589

Get them to Jepg it on a compression setting of 10. This will be fine to print from and it will only be a couple of meg. This is how I get clients to send very large files to me if they cant use my ftp site or yousendit / mybigfile.

Sat May 01, 2010 9:39 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted print-cut machine

Replies: 2

Views: 990

May be selling our XC540, as we are looking to upgrade it to the metallic one, will let you know.

Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: LED lIghtbox supplier?

Replies: 8

Views: 944

kestral signs birmingham

Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Backing paper recycling

Replies: 20

Views: 6255

I have asked the same question to many companies and none were interested as it has a coating on it. Its such a waste.

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Short term Laminate

Replies: 8

Views: 1371

Eco solvent on banner PVC would be fine, I supply this sort of thing to alot of my clients we use an ultra smooth scrimless banner.

Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Short term Laminate

Replies: 8

Views: 1371

Get them printed on PVC with solvent ink far more durable.

Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Hi Tack stickers required

Replies: 4

Views: 1317

I would print them on to a vinyl with a low energy surface adhesive and a textured laminate.

Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:01 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Running windows on your mac

Replies: 40

Views: 12164

I have used both VM Ware and Parallels. Parallels was nothing but a pain, VM Ware has been very good.

Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:54 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: What do I do without a laminator??

Replies: 15

Views: 3662

Here is a secondhand one that will last for years.

http://www.print-trader.co.uk/index.php?a=2&b=418

Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:11 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Anti static mat

Replies: 3

Views: 2407

We had static issues on one of our printers with a polyprop material and tried all sorts. In the end we attached Anti-Static Tinsel to the media feed (this is true) so the tinsel was in contact with the media across the width, and then earthed it with a plug into a socket. This made it much better b...

Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:37 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone help source ink please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1231

Colourgen

Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:02 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Problems printing pop up panels

Replies: 20

Views: 6708

We have both solvent and dye based printers, I do all my popups on the dye based printer (HPZ6100). I have not used the Hydrosol or the Metamark products, so could not comment on either, except for the fact that the problems you are having I have had in the past all be it on and old HP5500 and it ha...

Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:28 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Problems printing pop up panels

Replies: 20

Views: 6708

What printer and media are you using?? We do all sorts of popups, vinyl, wallpaper and SA banner prints on various rips and printers. I always use the rip to tile as it is the quickest and easiest way. I have a feeling it will be a printer and media compatibility problem as we have had issues in the...

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:57 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Designjet 5000 Help

Replies: 14

Views: 9250

Almost bullet proof, we still have 1 (dye based ink) and you can switch it on clean the heads and off it goes once or twice a year.

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic signage chrome base??

Replies: 2

Views: 539

try spandex or sign makers products

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: anti stone chip film

Replies: 7

Views: 1144

KPMF direct, Hexis sell their film.

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: help do ink profiling in prodction house 7.3

Replies: 6

Views: 1966

If you are using 7.3 production house and Z6100 printers the software and downloads from the site will guide you through the process. It should be straight forward but can catch you out, might take a few attempts to get it right. If you have not got the equipment this will cost a huge amount of mone...

Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:20 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Tools and Various Bits

Replies: 6

Views: 1105

Hi Paul

What size is the scaffold tower??

Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Supplier Recomendations

Replies: 15

Views: 2888

I have used I-Sub Digital and Print Max both have been very good.

Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which Material to use??

Replies: 1

Views: 429

I would use a poly canvas type material ask your supplier as its called all sorts of things

Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Milky Solution On Window Graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 1171

This usually occurs when the vinyl has a water based adhesive. We only use a solvent based adhesive when doing window graphics. The solvent does not react with the water, so no milking issues.

Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:36 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: PhotoShop 'nothing selected' problem

Replies: 5

Views: 2851

Are you sure you are using the marquee tool, as what you have explained happens when you use the rectangle tool to draw a vector box??

Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:32 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Switching website service provider

Replies: 9

Views: 3146

Most providers give you a control panel from which you manage your account. You should be able to request a transfer from this control panel, if not send them an email requesting the domain names to be released. Your new service provider will then be able to take control of the domains. I have had t...

Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:02 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Supplier for Brown Dibond (1500mm x 3050mm)

Replies: 3

Views: 1795

none of my suppliers do a 10x5 ACM sheet but hexis may do a brown at 1550mm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: RIP Software Needed and for Sale

Replies: 8

Views: 1472

Get the profiles from their website and put them in the config. folder of the rip. Open the rip and set one of the rip ques to the Mutoh. If it will not let you select the Mutoh printer it may well be locked. If it is a limited edition to only HP you can contact Wasatch and get an up grade. They wil...

Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:30 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: RIP Software Needed and for Sale

Replies: 8

Views: 1472

Why do you want to get rid of Wasatch, I have used a number of rips over the years and Wasatch is one of the best for all round speed and colour? If you are after profiles look here http://www.wasatch.com/ic/imageconfigs.php?man=Mutoh&model=mutohvj1204#a3 Or get Rob Bodington in as he is the bes...

Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:17 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: magnetic vinyl on versacamm

Replies: 16

Views: 3118

no problems at all. We use a 5 year LG gloss vinyl which has a slightly more aggressive adhesive.

Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: magnetic vinyl on versacamm

Replies: 16

Views: 3118

I also looked at this and found it worked out cheaper to buy brown uncoated magnetic and just print on vinyl, then apply to magnetic and cut.

Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:50 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Looking for another RIP

Replies: 10

Views: 1902

We have used Rob as well and is by far the best guy I have had in to do profiling by far.

Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:37 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: HP 9000 Solvent Printer 4 sale

Replies: 1

Views: 765

SOLD

Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:08 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Riso Digital Duplicator/leaflet printer

Replies: 4

Views: 1096

very interested if still for sale can you give me a call Ian on 01905 779333

Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:31 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: HP 9000 Solvent Printer 4 sale

Replies: 1

Views: 765

HP 9000 Solvent Printer 4 sale

We have just installed a new printer so our HP9000 is now surplus to our requirements. 2.5 years old fully serviced and maintained Extended warranty left till Jan 2010 64" wide - 6 colour No rip included. We are located in Worcestershire if intrested and would like to see the printer running. O...

Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone know of a product to weld banners?

Replies: 11

Views: 1060

I have posted b4 about this. We have had all the same trials and tribulations with DS tapes and hem tapes. In the end we purchased a RF welder, best thing we have purchased for banners. Quick and east to use and gives you far more fabrication possibilities. Got ours from www ttfltd co uk. If you are...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can Etched Vinyl be used as a screen for LCD Projector

Replies: 16

Views: 1947

Here is a company who specialise in this. prodisplay com

Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for "human" sandwich boards

Replies: 9

Views: 915

We have made quite a lot of these for a couple of clients. All we do is printed vinyl mounted on 4mm correx and then eyelet banner PVC for the straps to the correx, light weight and quite comfortable I am lead to believe from the guys who wear them.

Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digimura Printed Wallpaper

Replies: 10

Views: 2969

Digimura is a fire rated wall paper from Paper Graphics. It is a good product if a little on the expensive side. There are lots of others out there but this product is one which is specified by a lot of architects as it has a fire rating.

Fri May 01, 2009 2:23 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP DesignJet 8000 / 9000

Replies: 4

Views: 4859

We have had a 9000 for nearly 3 years, its a good work horse but likes to be run and not left. Support from Hp is done by Arts Systems and is some of the best support on any of the printers we have. Inks are fine good colour range, fine out doors without lamination, but only if they are not going in...

Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Barracuda roll up banner stands - where to get them?

Replies: 2

Views: 508

Ultima Displays in the uk

Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best material for making 'cardboard' cut-outs?

Replies: 3

Views: 588

Europoints x-board would be perfect for this and have used a similar product (Dufaylite) for exactly the same thing.

Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto flag material

Replies: 4

Views: 1048

Printing solvent on to flag produces a very washed out image and if you double strike it the colour bleed can be nasty on the dark colours. We now only dyesub onto textiles or UV if its over 3m high

Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:08 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Moving Equipment....My Roland XC540 has a new home.

Replies: 4

Views: 1273

We moved all of our printres including HP9000 and a Roland, when we moved units and they had to come down a very steep flight of stairs with no problem at all. Just make sure the heads are fixed down and the waste ink is removed.

Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:32 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: new laptop any recommendations

Replies: 6

Views: 1840

get a Mac Book or Mac Book Pro, load VM ware on it and you have a PC for sign apps and a mac for the design. Once you get a Mac you will never look at another PC.

Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:27 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Problems adhering locators to dibond?

Replies: 8

Views: 3337

Thanks all, I went with the evostik serious stuff, and it really does do the job. The initial grab is good and you can nearly hang off the locators when its gon off. This will be our fixing of choice in the future.

Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Problems adhering locators to dibond?

Replies: 8

Views: 3337

Problems adhering locators to dibond?

I have just completed (nearly completed ) signage consisting of 200mm high brushed Dibond letters on locator's. The problem is the locator's on some of the letters keep falling off. My question is what glue do other people use and do you rought out the back of the Dibond to expose the core and glue ...

Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best method used with banner edges please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1186

We used the hot air welders in the past, a lot of smoke and noxious fumes and a few ruined banners, good bit of kit but you have to practice a lot to be able to get it right. We also found that unless the PVC has a high plasticizer content welding can be a problem. We now have a HF welder, its 30 ye...

Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:12 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone advise why i dont get solid prints with JV3?

Replies: 14

Views: 4294

We had exactly the same problem printing with an HP9000 and a Roland XC540, Sent all the media back and they put it down to a faulty batch, I put it down to an incompatible vinyl swapped to MPI 1900 problem solved.

Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: dose anyone know a supplier of convex vinyl apart from???

Replies: 14

Views: 3587

we used the hexis products the other week, works perfectly and cheaper than the Avery alternative as you can buy it in smaller quantities.

Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: has anyone heard of alu panel gt in the uk?

Replies: 11

Views: 1090

we use alupanel as it is a more cost effective solution than diabond. It comes in various grades, but gt is not one we have used. Its a good product

Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:27 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Views on Gerber UV Printers

Replies: 4

Views: 946

A friend of mine has one, and had nothing but problems with it to start. The issues have been sorted and now it only goes wrong once a week requiring an engineer. If you have a need to print very slowwwwwwwly and at poor quality this is the right bit of kit. This is my opinion and my opinion only, I...

Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Leather look vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1038

I would get mine from either Neschen or All Print Supplies

Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Leather look vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1038

William Smith stock the 3M Di-Noc vinyls but they are very very very expensive. I have had to do very similar for a job, I just used our normal vinyl and laminated it with a leather look laminate which is textured. You can get this from a variety of suppliers.

Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:00 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me what they coat their canvas prints with?

Replies: 12

Views: 2934

I used a bog standard clear varnish from Homebase and applied it with a glossing roller, b4 it was stretched and it worked out just fine, only did this as a last resort because I couldn't find the clearshield. Now Its all we use on the aqueous inks.

Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:48 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help/advise with a roland cutter please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2457

We use CS3 on mac and have to save the files out of illustrator as version 3 files to get them in to flexi8. If saved any higher they do not open or open with errors.

Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:10 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: High bond velcro suppliers?

Replies: 5

Views: 1443

John is right you really need to stitch the Velcro as the plasticizers in the banner will migrate the adhesive on the Velcro and ultimately cause it to fail.

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of Silicone suckers.

Replies: 7

Views: 577

try vkfrenzel this is where we get ours

Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: problem with wall graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 839

We fit all kinds of prints and cut vinyls to exhibition stands, and have the same problems every now and again. I can only put it down to the type of paint and certain colours used, but cant be more specific than that. Also the atmospheric conditions play apart, ie extreme humidity and heat changes ...

Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:12 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: What type of Apple Mac?

Replies: 9

Views: 2026

Ive got a G5 3.2 quad core xeon mac with 10 gigs of ram and 30" cinema display. It is a lovely bit of kit but, had the new 24" Imac 3.06 been out at the time I would have had one instead and saved 2 grand, as it is a very capable. Photohop only uses a max of 4 gig of ram so they are fine f...

Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:57 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: TNT sprinters

Replies: 5

Views: 2138

Phill is the man to ask as he did some wrapping for TNT.

The orange is a special order I believe

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Novajet 750 has anyone got one or used one

Replies: 5

Views: 1694

I had a fleet of Encads years ago and I mean years ago, If you like getting ink all over yourself and only need to do internal work it might be ok. I woluld not consider this printer if you need it to do any kind of exterior work. They might be cheap but it will be a costly exersize in the long run ...

Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: need a match please for Bentley Pantone Colour/ral6012

Replies: 7

Views: 1104

RAL 6012 cmyk match would be 100 80 100 60ish

if you put the cmyk you gave into photoshop it gives pms553 which is not far off pms350.

Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Vivid Laminator

Replies: 4

Views: 1117

Easymount laminators are ok for light use, if you inted to put alot through it spend a few more pounds and get a Seal, Neschen, GBC. We had one and on the spec sheet they look ok, we killed it in three days. They were very good and took it back and gave us a full refund. You get what you pay for wit...

Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: vinyl wall mural help plz

Replies: 8

Views: 1958

Neschen
Paper graphics
Hexis
Spandex

Just used the Neschen product and its quite good (cost and price) this is a textured product.

Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:47 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: vinyl wall mural help plz

Replies: 8

Views: 1958

You can use vinyl, I have done a few of these and overlamed with a textured lam, or you could get some digital wallpaper. These come flat and textured and can be hung as normal wallpaper. As for the artwork, if you make it 100% size at 72dpi and vew it 100% on screen if you are happy with the screen...

Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:50 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is it possible to cover wood with vinyl?

Replies: 27

Views: 2789

You could use polycarb and flood coat the back with black vinyl and VHB it to the front. You can get poly carb in 6m lengths so you would only have one join.

Thu May 10, 2007 6:11 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Digital Printers for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 487

Digital Printers for sale

For sale HP 5500 Dye 60" just over 15 months old HP 5500 UV 60" just over 26 months old Grenadier SP1650 64" running Citrosol bulk system 24 just over 26 months old All printer in perfect working order and still using them on a daily basis. Reason for sale - upgrading to new faster pr...

Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:05 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Problem with postershop and summa contour cut marks

Replies: 2

Views: 2032

Poster Shop

It is a bug in postershop 7. Get the latest update and I think they have fixed it.

Ian

Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:25 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: who does troughlights at the right price?

Replies: 3

Views: 1582

Portland lighting 01922 721 133 reliable and fast turnaround

Ian

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gatorfoam help

Replies: 10

Views: 1739

Gatorfoam is hard to come by in the UK I have tried to get it in the past. Kappa Board do a Kappa plast which is nearly the same it has a plastic face like gator rather than the paper/card face. I think Cox plastics still do it.

Ian

Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can have opinions please on mactac vinyl?

Replies: 27

Views: 3773

I have used the 8300 in the past but changed over to image perfect 3500 as its is less brittle and weeds more easily.We only really used the mat range as it is for short term expo work, I would not use it for exterior signs as it shrinks too much.

Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:35 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: L.E.D. Supplier Needed please?

Replies: 27

Views: 9754

I have used this guy for a while and made the LED kits up myself, if you buy in quantity there is a bit of a discount.

www.ultraleds.co.uk


Ian

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:45 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Sign Maker, Fitter Required

Replies: 0

Views: 336

Sign Maker, Fitter Required

We have a position for an experienced sign maker/fitter and junior available . We are based in Worcestershire servicing the exhibition and display trade. Duties would include design, vinyl cutting and mounting, print finishing and mounting. Please email me on jobs@g4b.co.uk

Ian Hatfield

Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Board Cutter supplier & advice

Replies: 19

Views: 3338

I think this is a bit like the Saw Trax and is avaliable from www.axminster.co.uk its called Safety Speed Cut C4 Panel Saw.[/img]

Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: matching colours

Replies: 4

Views: 1236

You could get a screen printer to flood coat white vinyl to the exact PMS colours and cut it. The only drawback is it makes the vinyl really soft.

Ian

Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:08 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Solvent digital printer advice

Replies: 2

Views: 1031

The Mimaki JV4 can use an double solid black for screen posis but it will not print on uncoated media.

Ian

Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:25 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: CitroSOL Ink’s for the JV3 (and others)

Replies: 1

Views: 1133

I use the Citrosl Ink in my printers from BP. It is very kind to the print heads and the cost is far cheaper than the solvent carts I use a bulk system. They print on almost all solvent media and the profiles I have with the rip I just tweak for other media I need to use.

Ian

Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: 67 Karman ghia

Replies: 10

Views: 1067

The blue is printed, I have included a pic. As you can see from the pic the car needed a bit of a paint job or a big bit of vinyl.

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: 67 Karman ghia

Replies: 10

Views: 1067

Vehicle Graphics: 67 Karman ghia

Sort of renovation, we have had a few hours to spare so have had a bit of fun with a car wrap.

Well it is a car from the 60's...

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 17th century sign

Replies: 2

Views: 521

Sort of renovation, we have had a few hours to spare so have had a bit of fun with a old 67 Karman Ghia car and some wrapping vinyl. I have put the picks in the show stuff forum

Ian

Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Isopropyl alcohol suppliers?

Replies: 17

Views: 1226

I get mine from www.chemiclean.co.uk they do loads of ather cleaning products to.

Ian

Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:05 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle signage: C5

Replies: 4

Views: 789

You have inspired me I have just won a C5 on ebay we are going to wrap it and as I live quite close to my unit I am going to use it as my company car for the summer. I cant wait to pick it up and get it on the road.

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: k gaurd

Replies: 8

Views: 901

Hi all thanks for the feed back, I agree about the the logo on the front I will turn it up on the next one. The whole van was completly wrapped with yellow and blue Avery 800, I tried the Oracal 751c but it whited out when stretched and left finger marks where pulled and Avery 900 although better (t...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:15 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: why is vinyl pulling out of panels on sprinters?

Replies: 19

Views: 5354

The problem with the Sprinter is that in the recess it has be sprayed with the same spray that is used on the underside of the sills. This is an anti corrosion spray. It is full of silicon which leaches out so no matter whether you use a cast or poly vinyl it can be a problem. To help overcome this ...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: k gaurd

Replies: 8

Views: 901

forgot the front

Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:58 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: k gaurd

Replies: 8

Views: 901

vehicle graphics: k gaurd

Just completed this one for a client not sure how the drop sides will hold up to the pounding these things normally get.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:10 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Canvas

Replies: 2

Views: 1074

Hexis, Allprint, Neschen and Antalis all do canvas. The Real artist canvas is expensive but there are alternatives, like backdrop and jetex. Dave at Neschen is the man to speak to. 0800 0526278 or Scott at Hexis.

Tue May 24, 2005 5:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which indoor wide format?

Replies: 6

Views: 1305

Hi Richard I have had Encads and HPs, have got HP5500 at the moment and it runns 8+ hours a day every day and gives problem free printing 99% of the time. The Encad is quoted at being faser but when it comes down to it is not much faster. I would have to say go for the HP5500. Quality and speed and ...

Fri May 13, 2005 9:17 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Optically clear film

Replies: 2

Views: 938

Hexis, Neschen Cox and Antallis all do the film in various sizes Hexis are probably the cheapist.

Tue May 10, 2005 4:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Encad Novajet 850

Replies: 4

Views: 2046

You can print on to coated media with this machine I would guess that it comes with the Dye inks installed which are not for external use, you would need to swap to the Pigment inks to get external durability. You wont compete on price with the solvent machines as the coated media is far more expens...

Sat May 07, 2005 9:19 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mm timber

Replies: 20

Views: 4132

Thanks for all the feedback. I used the Avery MPI 1005 Cast Easy Apply with Avery Dol 1000 overlaminate. I would recomend this system to anyone who is new to wrapping, as it is one of the easyist to apply. I use various systems and all have their benifits and drawbacks, but for anyone who is thinkin...

Fri May 06, 2005 4:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get paper for laminator?

Replies: 5

Views: 852

I have been laminating vinyl paper and all sorts for 10 years and have never used a carrier on the bottom rolls, even when we use heat. If you clean the rollers down every week you wont have a problem. I use the end rolls of covering tape wound back on themselves so the sticky side is facing out, pr...

Fri May 06, 2005 4:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 190micron semi rigid vinyl???

Replies: 7

Views: 1696

Hexis, Neschen and Allprint supplies do the materials. The thickness ranges from 90mic to 250mic. The polyester products are more rigid but more expensive. If you ask for a scratch reist popup overlaminate you should get the right sort of product.

Fri May 06, 2005 2:39 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mm timber

Replies: 20

Views: 4132

back

Fri May 06, 2005 2:38 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mm timber

Replies: 20

Views: 4132

vehicle wrapping: mm timber

I have just completed this little project in a rush. My client suddenly decided it would be a good idea to get his new van wrapped for a show at the weekend. We had to design print and fit in 48hours. Good fun though.

Fri May 06, 2005 2:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 190micron semi rigid vinyl???

Replies: 7

Views: 1696

An Other option would be to print it on your normal vinyl and then overlaminate with a thick polyester or polyprop. This Is how I do that kind of job, ie cut floor graphics.

Wed May 04, 2005 9:10 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are peoples views on Citrosol inks for the cadet?

Replies: 8

Views: 2192

I actually pay less for the citrosol than the Solvent as I have a bulk feed system. I am not sure I agree that it is going backwards. My first Grenadier I swapped the normal solvent inks out as they were not aggressive enough for the jobs we were doing, and put the screen inks in it. These were near...

Mon May 02, 2005 10:05 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are peoples views on Citrosol inks for the cadet?

Replies: 8

Views: 2192

I use the Citrosol, and although I had reservations at first I can now say I am very happy with them. I have well over 8000 point of sale boards out there unlaminated and they are all fine. There is a wierd kind of solvent citrus smell to them but no where near as bad as some os the solvent ink I ha...

Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fedaration of Small Businesses

Replies: 4

Views: 675

I am also a member the benifits are just too many, for a small business they can come in very handy with regard to tax, law, employment but to name a few. The cost is neither here nor there when you consider wat you get in return

Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: bad payers

Replies: 27

Views: 2405

You can legally charge 12%(not sure of exact fig) interest on the amount after your terms have not been met. Also the federation of small business if you are a member will send out letters free of charge, and have a legal team on hand full time for help and guidance. It is only £100.00 to join but t...

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: large waterproof illuminated display cases

Replies: 1

Views: 539

large waterproof illuminated display cases

Can anyone advise me as whereto get very large waterproof display cases. I am looking for the ones that the cinema's use to hold large posters of forthcoming events.

Thanks

Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:07 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anyone use(d) Co-cut software ?

Replies: 8

Views: 2208

I have used cocut as a plugin with freehand and it works fine under XP. Its very basic but does the job. Have a look at this software it might be a better bet.

Ian

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Digital Print Work: Exhibition - various

Replies: 10

Views: 1624

Hi Rebecca

Do you do the popups on the JV3, and if so what media do you use? I am still looking for the best product to print onto with solvent inks.

Thanks

Ian

Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5804

Looks like a grey to me but the cmyk values when converted are 23c 8m 0y 48b. But this will change and need to be tweeked dependent upon the output device.

Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mystery machine

Replies: 17

Views: 2628

vehicle graphics: mystery machine

Heres a set of vinyls I have just done for a friend. The local paint shop did the two main colours with the help of a vinyl mask. The van received a good reception at a VW festival recently, I think it looks cool.

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Plastic Eyelets

Replies: 1

Views: 535

I have used http://www.dtpsupplies.com/ for all my eyelets and setting tools. They are very helpful and offer a good service

Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wheel covers

Replies: 4

Views: 701

Jag sign supplies do them £19.00 each
www.jagsignsupplies.co.uk

Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sheet material, how do you ?

Replies: 9

Views: 2229

This looks like a good tool and very useful for alot of aplications. How much was it, and where did you get it?

Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello to everyone

Replies: 8

Views: 785

Hello to everyone

How rude of me I have put up a few posts and not said hello. So hello to evey one. I am just taking the plung and going it alone, have been in the trade for nearly 10 years and have decided to do if for myself. I have found some very useful help here already and it good to have other like minded peo...

Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:35 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Flatbed UV Printers

Replies: 7

Views: 1912

UV FLATBEDS

Hi Rodney The information on the UV inks is quite true. There was a steep learning curve with it (Zund) and a lot of trial and error. The heat is a real factor when printing onto some flat materials as they bend and bow, and can crash the heads which can be very expensive. As for the banner type mat...

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for clear application tape

Replies: 12

Views: 1259

Hexis have a range of clear and clear embossed tapes. I have used them and they work well for some applications.

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:50 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Does anybody know how to print 60% coverage from Photoshop?

Replies: 3

Views: 1760

If you are using a RIP you should be able to restrict the ink limits there.

Ian

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Flatbed UV Printers

Replies: 7

Views: 1912

Zund flatbed printer

I bought a Zund for my last company, it was great for both flat and rolled material. The next generation are comming to market and look fantastic, they are much faster and higher quality and for the price represent a good investment. The only thing with the old one is the speed it needs to be run at...

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:20 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: feedback with the uniform grenadier

Replies: 5

Views: 2280

Onyx and the Grenadier

I bought a Zund and a Grenadier for my previous company from B&P and Onyx to run Both in November. Onyx is fine for the Zund but the drivers for the Grenadier are very poor, result I borrowed Wasatch from B&P on a tempory basis and they are still using it today as Onyx have not come up with an impro...

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