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Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Replies: 7

Views: 318

Re: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

John Thomson wrote:It's a Boxster S......not into track days but it has done a few laps at the Nurburgring with me at the wheel :smiles:

John

Ha Ha! Well that should certainly test them well enough I'd say! :smiles: They look well too :thumbsup:

Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Replies: 7

Views: 318

Re: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

I refurbed my calipers a few years ago.......painted with VHT paint, applied normal vinyl lettering then applied clear VHT lacquer. Never had a problem with them. John Thanks for that John & as it's only for family that would be worth a shot. Out of interest what sort of car do you have & d...

Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Replies: 7

Views: 318

Re: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Normally about 200 degrees and up to 1000 on track days Thanks for that Andrew. I had a feeling it could be pretty warm alright as you see the discs glowing so the calipers have to get pretty warm too!! :shocked: It's actually only a family request but thought I'd look into it anyway & I seem t...

Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Replies: 7

Views: 318

Heat resistant vinyl suitable for car brake calipers

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone knows of any heat resistant vinyls, either sign or digital that would be suitable for fitting onto car brake calipers?? I imagine these can get pretty hot, possibly over 100 degrees c.

Thu May 23, 2019 9:59 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

Replies: 6

Views: 387

Re: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

not to correct you Myles to help as i said. if you use the 3 triangle test cut will help setting depth and pressure as the the outer triangles are one step lighter and other one step higher pressure. than the middle one which is as set. think i got that the right way round.. chris No problem Chris,...

Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

Replies: 6

Views: 387

Re: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

Chris Wool wrote:to help.. the small triangles test cut is for setting the offset normally 0 as you set whether it has a 09 blade 015 blade which has its own known offset but a 30 or 60 deg blade may need the offset altering..


I stand corrected Chris :blushing: Well spotted

Wed May 22, 2019 1:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interchangeable frame system for adverts?

Replies: 8

Views: 395

Re: Interchangeable frame

I know this may not work depending on the shape & size of the vehicle & who is to change the panel, but keeping it simple, could you not just use a removable vinyl & forget the frame?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:21 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

Replies: 6

Views: 387

Re: What does "quality" mean in cutting master (graphtec)?

Hi On Cutting Master, if you go to Enable Driver Options there is a box for QUALITY, the choice is 0 - 8. It doesnt seem to make any difference whether I choose 0 or 8 in this box. Does anybody know what the "Quality" refers to? Simon Hi Simon, if it's like our antique graphtec CE1000 the...

Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

Replies: 10

Views: 355

Re: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

I know they're a lot more difficult to get on HP suppliers channels and therefore the prices are higher, liable to increase at a faster rate then the newer L** series (831 ink) too, as HP wish to push end users to the newer machines :awkward: Yes there's actually just been an increase from my suppl...

Tue May 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

Replies: 10

Views: 355

Re: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

Hi Myles. We saw a sample of what these machines can produce and the quality blew us away when they first came out. I've sent an email to HP asking for clarification. It would be a shame if they were however maybe a third party would continue any parts for these. I'm aware DP supplies do some and i...

Tue May 21, 2019 1:29 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

Replies: 10

Views: 355

Re: Graphtec 5100 & HP machine

Hi Myriam, I have a 26500 & at the moment all consumables are still available for it but I've heard recently that HP are possibly going to be discontinuing producing them in in the next 12 months or so!! There doesn't seem to be anything definite yet & I've asked supplier to see if they can ...

Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Thanks David, yes I think sourcing consistently flat pebbles of similar shape, size & colour is probably the biggest issue! & then trial & error with the laser settings. Unfortunately the actual deadline for the memorial service my customer wanted them for has passed now, although she di...

Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Steff Davison wrote:I am able to produce this type of work.

What size pebbles, how soon do you want them?

Do they want colour filled?

Is there different wording on each pebble?

Steff
Hi "Steff", I'm guessing maybe this is actually something that you can't produce??

Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted - HP L25500 - Printhead Cleaning Kit

Replies: 2

Views: 332

Re: Wanted - HP L25500 - Printhead Cleaning Kit

Billy Higgins wrote:.
WANTED- HP L25500- Printhead Cleaning Kit
I Need the part:- CH621A

Thanks
Billy

Try Papergraphics

Re: Metamark MetaScape Frost - will application marks go away after few days?

What’s everyone using now for there standard frost?? Used to love the bullet proof Multiflix frost was brilliant never got one in as happy with since. Agree the air release Metamark stuff is horrible stuff. Avery crystal etch for me +1 for the Avery Crystal especially if plotter cut designs in it. ...

Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Latex 26500 head test print - advice please...

Replies: 7

Views: 808

Re: Latex 26500 head test print - advice please...

Hi all, Couple of issues on the print quality, especially grey and now some banding in magenta. Looking at the following I need to replace heads 1 & 5,m for sure. Poss No.2, May change 3&4 too, as waaaaay out of warranty, was thinking they’re upsetting the grey but now I think it might well...

Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Kevin Busby wrote:Hi Myles

They tried different bits of the carriage but im pretty sure the last part was the ribbon cable from the rail to the carriage but done have any records any more to see what it was sorry.

Hi Kevin, & do you think that was possibly the btt that made the difference?

Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:00 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Inks L25500 still available?

Replies: 2

Views: 308

Re: HP Inks L25500 still available?

Omar Benmez wrote:Hi Guys

does anyone know where you can can still by inks and consumables for the HP L25500 Latex printer? 3rd party or otherwise?

thanks for your time
I'm not 100% but I think they are same as for the 26500 & if so then Papergraphics do them.

Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Steff Davison wrote:Email not received.

Steff
Did you get pm steff?

Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Steff Davison wrote:Email not received.

Steff


Hmm, that's odd, it was sent via this site by Chris, I received a copy myself. Would it work if I try to PM you?

Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Steff Davison wrote:Hi Myles, If you can send me your email address I will contact you. I am no longer a paying member here so cant contact you through the site.

Regards Steff
Email sent

Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Re: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

I am able to produce this type of work. What size pebbles, how soon do you want them? Do they want colour filled? Is there different wording on each pebble? Steff Wow! Super speedy response thanks Steff. :thumbsup: Size somewhere around 70-80mm x 50-60mm Same wording & image on each, just "...

Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Replies: 10

Views: 870

Laser etched pebbles enquiry

Hi All, Had an unusual request from a customer & I've drawn a bit of a blank so far with the old Google machine! They are looking to get a couple of words of text & a photo, etched onto small pebbles!! Around 150 possibly, depending on cost. It's a memorial type gift to be given out to frien...

Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:46 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Hi Myles I'm sorry was replying in a bit of a rush yesterday so made a few errors in my statement. Firstly its slot 1 & 2 the light colours and secondly the fault is in the slots not the head, Ive put brand new heads in and had the same fault and others that have gone on for ages. If you get a ...

Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Hi Guys This was discussed in depth some months back or maybe a year or two lol, I had exactly the same problem with heads going out faulty all the time from the 5 and 6 slots. Its quite simply down to head strikes, when something jams the carriage is the first thing to hit the media and the heads ...

Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:53 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

From what I remember there was a problem with slot 1&2 that kept on asking for the printheads to be replaced but this was resolved with a firmware update, it worked for me. Peter Thanks Peter, but as far as I'm aware I think I have the latest firmware update & not sure if hp are likely to b...

Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:00 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Thanks lads, at least I know now it's not just me or my printer!! I'm wondering if HP knows more about it than they are letting on with the fact they seem to be happily replacing them?? It's just very frustrating as you say Mark it's hard to rely on it printing a run consistently. I must admit I hav...

Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:38 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

Re: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

I have read somewhere the 26500 runs at a higher heat than the newer models and it helps to remove some covers around the heads and use a computer fan to keep them cooler! I’m going to try this mod soon Hi Mark, But the heat wouldn't account for why it's ALWAYS only the light ink that has the probl...

Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Replies: 14

Views: 785

HP L26500 Repeated light ink printhead issues!

Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone out there may be able to shed some light on an issue I have repeatedly had since I got my printer some two & a half years or so back. Every couple of months one of either the light cyan or light magenta printheads suddenly, & totally stops working, usually par...

Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:49 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Re: Network printer connection help required

David Hammond wrote:Yes.

If the IP is currently say 192.168.0.50, just manually set it to that.

Same in the rip.

It will just prevent the IP for the printer being allocated to another device and it throwing it all to pot.


Spot on, printing away perfectly again now. Thanks for the help :thumbsup:

Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:13 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Re: Network printer connection help required

Great news Myles. I would set the printer with a static IP. As with DCHP it may change on occasion and could cause some problems if the rip it set up to talk to a set IP. I may be talking rubbish, but we set all our servers and printers, plotters up with static IP addresses so they don't change. Ha...

Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:21 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Re: Network printer connection help required

Weheeyyy!! Success! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . When I went into the printer settings it turned out it was set to manual so just reset it to auto & DCHP & bingo it was automatically assigned a new IP! :thumbsup: :blushing: Just feel stupid now but all this tech stuff does go over my head a littl...

Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:48 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Re: Network printer connection help required

At a guess, I would say the new router is using a different IP pool. Your old router may have had the address 192.168.0.1 and allocated devices IP addresses 192.168.0.x Your new one may be different, as most computers will use any IP allocated by the router they will work. Your printer is likely se...

Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:31 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Re: Network printer connection help required

Stafford Cox wrote:What printer is it? Do you know what its IP address is?

Hi Stafford, It's an HP L26500 & yes the IP address is on the front panel

Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network printer connection help required

Replies: 10

Views: 395

Network printer connection help required

Hi All, I have a bit of a tech problem to do with my printer network connection. I've had the same issue before but don't remember how it was resolved. Basically, we've just had a new modem installed along with efibre broadband, which is all good, but since the install, the printer has disappeared f...

Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member introduction. hope its in the right place.

Replies: 14

Views: 1252

Re: New Member introduction. hope its in the right place.

Hi Andrew, welcome aboard. I started 16 years ago with flexi 7 & a 2nd hand Graphtec CE1000-60 which was about 5 or 6 years old. Still using the very same plotter today & never a problem with it!! Must be classed as an antique nearly [emoji16]. Using flexi 12 subscription now. Have always fo...

Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Replies: 11

Views: 1682

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Silicone sounds horrible to seal it after expense of toughened glass and printed rear... why not make it a feature and raise it on aluminium locators? this allowing it to easily be removed and wiped down properly and more hygienically for the likes of a kitchen. just a thought... :smiles: Yes I get...

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Replies: 11

Views: 1682

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Thanks Denise & all, Out of interest what thickness glass would you use? I was thinking probably 6mm

Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Replies: 11

Views: 1682

Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Hi All, I've just been asked if I can do a printed splashback to go in a kitchen. The architect had apparently suggested a digital print on Digimura but I am thinking it may be better/more durable to do a reverse print on clear with white vinyl laminate, mounted on the back of a toughened glass pane...

Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:26 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Nesting jobs cutting off (Flexi + Graphtec)

Replies: 3

Views: 829

Re: Nesting jobs cutting off (Flexi + Graphtec)

Hi Barry, I would say definitely not a dodo. I've been using it in various incarnations since we started 15 years ago & currently use the latest subscription version which has all the bells and whistles. It does most things a sign shop would need & for the monthly cost it is way cheaper than...

Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: So called, Print ready artwork. Unbelievable!

Replies: 5

Views: 1024

Re: Print ready artwork!!!

Andrew O Brien wrote:Put your 3D glasses on. Will look perfect
Ha ha! It probably arrived in a Microsoft Word doc. too!! [emoji43]

Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 778

Re: Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Simon Worrall wrote:Non-reflective glass (or glass coating) is available in the picture framing market, but it loses clarity the further away it is from your artwork or object, which basically means that it wont work for you, Myles
Hi Simon, yes I think the thickness of the glass is the issue unfortunately

Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:45 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 778

Re: Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Not sure what you mean by Ultra Clear? Anti Glare by definition a works by reducing the amount of light and vision though the window. Any reduction in the amount of light passing through the window both reduces the vision and increases the reflection on the outside of the window so making it harder...

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 778

Ultra Clear Anti-Glare Window Film Supplier

Hi All, I'm looking for a supplier of ultra clear anti-glare window film available by the metre. I have a customer who we made some reverse print glass display panels for who is having issues with light reflecting off the front of the glass at certain times of day making it hard to see the graphics....

Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Recycling HP Latex ink cartridges

Replies: 2

Views: 556

Re: Recycling HP Latex ink cartridges

Hi Kev, I was contacted by a company called infotone here in Ireland recently offering to collect empties free of charge as they are a remanufacturer & re-use them, they also say that they will pay a small amount for them or else make a charity donation for them. I've not yet used them but am bu...

Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:52 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Re: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Myles always used Clear Shield liquid from Landor on solvent prints play around with foam brushes, normal brushes or pads and you can create some nice finishes http://www.liquid-lamination.co.uk/what-is/clearshield/ Kev Kevin, you're a genius!! :praiseyou: I think I may have a tub of that in the de...

Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Re: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

We used clear car lacquer (Acrylic based) from local car shop with the water based canvas prints, before move canvases onto the L360. Can't comment on L265 series (sorry!) but printing on the L360, we've never varnished or sealed any canvas prints - don't think its needed personally. The inks are w...

Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Re: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Simon Worrall wrote:We use a good quality clear acrylic paint (water based)
it dries in about an hour

Hi Simon, Is that on latex prints? I presume you apply once the canvas is stretched & not before?

I do prefer the idea of a spray but not sure it would ship to Ireland?

Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Re: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

You can get it from Victory design as a brush on or aerosol, not sure if it’s useable on latex. I’ve only ever used it once years ago on a couple of projecting banners. Took days to dry but once up on the wall, they lasted for donkeys years. Thanks Kevin, I'll give them a shout on mo Monday & s...

Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Re: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Mike Grant wrote:I don't know if its still available, but I used to use a product called "Frog Juice" Paint it on or spray it on.
Thanks Mike, I have heard of frog juice but never used it myself and not sure where to get it. Us it suitable for use on latex do you know?

Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Latex Printed Canvas Finishing

Hi All, I've not done much canvas printing before & have just printed a photo on canvas & mounted on stretcher bars for a couple who are getting married & they plan to get guests at the wedding to sign the border (nice idea I thought) & I'm just wondering if there is any lacquer or o...

Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: When signmakers pull together

Replies: 6

Views: 1156

Re: When signmakers pull together

Sadly it's an all too common occurrence. A young teenager here in Ireland recently lost his life in a quarry whilst playing with his mate. Innocent fun ending in disaster. Something as simple as a little sign may be all it takes to put that element of doubt in somebody's mind & make them turn aw...

Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Re: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Definitely my fault. Bought a touring caravan last week, that's what caused it lol. Up in Derry / Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Ahh Jeez, what do you expect!!! A caravan :bigsmile: !! I might have been mistaken about the supplier earlier unless you buy from the south? I can't imagine why you wou...

Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Re: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

David Stevenson wrote:The weathers hard to beat at the minute. Gone a bit dull now I've taken a week off work though :-( Still glad of a break. Where about in Ireland are you based Myles?

So it's your fault is it!! :smiles: We're way out west in sunny Mayo!!! There's an oxymoron!! You?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Re: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

I've also never heard to them. I have however heard of poli-tape. I'm also based in Ireland, a well known supplier done us a deal on 2 rolls of their backing up tape to try. Both rolls, one new and unused ended up in the skip! Hopefully their vinyls better but from past experience with their tape I...

Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:12 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Re: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Odd I just heard the name Kemica for the first time last week while quoting for frosting on a new medical centre in town. We are quoting 3M Frosted Crystal. The competition is quoting Kemica. I wonder who will get the job? Just cos it's new & unheard of doesn't necessarily mean it's inferior Si...

Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:13 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Re: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Hi rob, thanks for the reply. Yes I did as much googling of it as I could & likewise only really found the same info. The supplier in Ireland has only recently taken on the brand but obviously are trying to push it. Price seems reasonable for a supposedly premium polymeric, but still, I didn't r...

Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 1602

Views on Kemica "Cast Killer" Digital Vinyl

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has tried out Kemica brand digital vinyls, in particular their "Cast Killer" 60mic polymeric (EA)
& preferably when printing with Latex but general views on handling etc.

Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex Media - wallpaper, backlit etc.

Replies: 11

Views: 2546

Re: HP Latex Media - wallpaper, backlit etc.

Hi all you gorgeous Latex owners... I would like to make a few comparisons on prices for the genuine HP vinyls and films (wallpapers, textile, backlit, etc.) as I'm interested in trying a few of these out. Could you please who you buy these materials from? I've tried a couple of my usual suspects b...

Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex Media - wallpaper, backlit etc.

Replies: 11

Views: 2546

Re: HP Latex Media - wallpaper, backlit etc.

Hi all you gorgeous Latex owners... I would like to make a few comparisons on prices for the genuine HP vinyls and films (wallpapers, textile, backlit, etc.) as I'm interested in trying a few of these out. Could you please who you buy these materials from? I've tried a couple of my usual suspects b...

Mon May 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing advice on large temporary banner

Replies: 2

Views: 872

Re: Fixing advice on large temporary banner

hi Myles that size i would recomend a frame and tensioned system attached is a 7 x7 metre this is pvc and fairly long term but can do mesh but price wise the print would be about the same the frame can be removed after and holes capped you would need cherry picker or large scissor and three men we ...

Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing advice on large temporary banner

Replies: 2

Views: 872

Fixing advice on large temporary banner

Hi All, I've been asked to quote for supply & fitting of a very large temporary banner to this hanger I don't have dimensions yet but as you can see it's pretty big! It will only need to be up for 1 day & will cover the door area with the door shutter being down. I am looking for a little ad...

Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Replies: 15

Views: 1990

Re: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

OK, I finally had a go with the 550 sample from Allprint today & :thumbsup: :thumbsup: printed perfectly & no issues with scratch resistance compared to previous Sign & Digital banner. Right from coming off the printer it's so much better. You can drag a nail across it fairly hard & ...

Tue May 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Replies: 15

Views: 1990

Re: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Was just on to Allprint & unfortunately, they don't do profiles for the Flexi rip :sad: I should be able to have a play with it & tweak them myself easily enough. I think my scratch problem is more than likely down to unsuitable/cheaper materials. Also would be interested to know what people...

Tue May 08, 2018 9:54 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Replies: 15

Views: 1990

Re: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

With Flexi if you have the saicloud one you get the full product which includes a profile maker so your able to tweak every aspect of the profile from inside the rip and adjust what you need to. I only ever had 440gsm a couple times and always promised its compatible but that could also mean with t...

Fri May 04, 2018 1:44 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Replies: 15

Views: 1990

Re: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Hi Hugh, (& anyone else with the HP 26500) Just wondering if you get any issues regarding scratch resistance on banners? I'm finding anything that's not laminated after printing seems prone to scratching fairly easily. I know this is something the newer generation latex machines have addressed ...

Thu May 03, 2018 11:15 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

Replies: 15

Views: 1990

Re: HP L25500 Printing Banner Material

is it glossy? I bought a cheap (real cheap) roll of 440gsm for the L26500 as an alternative to my more expensive 510/550gsm banners, it printed awfully on all of the profiles I tried. I primarily use a 510gsm (fire rated too) from pyramid display, or occasionally a 550gsm from spandex (image perfec...

Tue May 01, 2018 2:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital screen protection suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 1066

Re: Digital screen protection suggestions

:lol: :lol: Clear shuttering ply it is then :thumbsup: Why didn't I think of that? I do think 18mm might be a bit OTT though!! . yup, just hang it in place with sky hooks, make sure you fix them up with a left handed hammer mind. I'm afraid sky hooks are out as the roof above obscures the sky, but ...

Tue May 01, 2018 10:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital screen protection suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 1066

Re: Digital screen protection suggestions

:lol: :lol: Clear shuttering ply it is then :thumbsup: Why didn't I think of that? I do think 18mm might be a bit OTT though!! Simon, I did wonder about something like that but yes it needs to cover them completely. Panel supports & ceiling hangers could possibly work but again it's a false ceil...

Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital screen protection suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 1066

Digital screen protection suggestions

Hi All, I've been asked if I could fit some sort of protective cover over the top of these digital screens to stop people from either leaning against or touching them (They may think they are interactive) DSC_2442.JPG Initially, I was thinking of maybe 6mm toughened glass on standoffs but having mea...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:37 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Looking for a used L26500 Spare Wheel

Replies: 2

Views: 658

Re: Looking for a used L26500 Spare Wheel

I would try a furniture accessory supplier etc depending on fitting size attached a link which may help you out https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wholesale-Heavy-Duty-Swivel-Wheels-Casters-Furniture-Plate-Roller-Trolley-Chair/152920510413?hash=item239ac5cfcd:m:mmyRw-wnwA_0Jxa7Xpnfkbw Kev Thanks Kevin, I t...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:45 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Looking for a used L26500 Spare Wheel

Replies: 2

Views: 658

Looking for a used L26500 Spare Wheel

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone out there may by any chance have a used spare wheel for the foot of an HP 26500?? HP L26500 Wheel.jpg Had one of those days recently when everything was going wrong so should have known better than to lean the empty media spindle against the front of the printer!! It...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:15 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Group101 goes into Liquidation - A final farewell

Replies: 12

Views: 2909

Re: Group101 goes into Liquidation - A final farewell

Never had the pleasure of dealing directly with you James, but know you were (& hopefully still will be!) a regular contributor on the boards. Very sorry to hear your news & hope the future is kind to you. Great to see such honesty, it's not easy under such circumstances but it shows why you...

Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Works gone crazy- how do you manage your time

Replies: 7

Views: 1386

Re: Works gone crazy- how do you manage your time

Hi Martyn, I'm was in the exact same situation about a year or more ago. One man band (wife helps out fitting on occasion if 2 pairs of hands required!! [emoji16] ) Been trading 15 years & steadily growing by word of mouth. Weathered the recession over the last few years & really since begin...

Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:01 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto reflective?

Replies: 30

Views: 3088

Re: Printing onto reflective?

Hugh Potter wrote:Printed, bugger contouring all that [emoji23]

Ha Ha! The joys of owning a printer hey!! I have to say since I got mine I seem to be getting very lazy with sign vinyl & print most things unless it has to be cut.

Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:45 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto reflective?

Replies: 30

Views: 3088

Re: Printing onto reflective?

Hi Myles, Yes, usually just lam with a 3yr mono if short term or a 5/7yr poly if longer term, don’t recall any issues. Haven’t applied vinyl over it but often print black, still allows light through but much less than lighter colour, works a treat!! I also make my own ad boards in indoor arenas ref...

Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto reflective?

Replies: 30

Views: 3088

Re: Printing onto reflective?

Just seen your other post Myles.. 100% magenta on oralite 5400.. Not as dark as it looks in the first photo. IMG_3482.JPG IMG_3483.JPG Wow!! that's quite impressive how well the reflective comes through. Especially following the comment from a supplier earlier saying that ink on reflective stops th...

Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto reflective?

Replies: 30

Views: 3088

Re: Printing onto reflective?

I print a lot or reflective vinyl for myself and customers vehicles / signs. Orafol 5600 is specified as printable (and is), though I probably print more 5400 than anything else. You need to remember that if it's going on a vehicle that is likely to be replaced, ie. it'll need to come off again in ...

Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: transparent coloured films over reflective, does it work?

Replies: 2

Views: 853

transparent coloured films over reflective, does it work?

Hi, I have a customer who is looking for a one off sign approx 6ft x 4ft & want the background to be a cerise pink with black lettering/logos etc. But they want the pink to be reflective if possible. I'm wondering how best to achieve this without having to buy 50m rolls of either printable refle...

Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Replies: 7

Views: 1108

Re: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Hi Myles Been meaning to reply to this all week The video below might help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFdW4RWvTfk The silicon edge we use in 14mm x 3mm this is fairly standard stuff. Not sure how your material will behave on the latex but I know on Dye Sub we have to take into considerati...

Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Replies: 7

Views: 1108

Re: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

I was intending to print the fabric myself if I can. (on HP L26500 latex) That's why I wanted the fabric spec as in weight & also the silicon strip spec, but they wouldn't tell me unless I bought the units!!!

Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Replies: 7

Views: 1108

Re: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Hi Andrew,
I'm not sure what standard is to be honest. I think it is exclusive to them. All I currently have is a tech drawing I was given by Architects who specified the system & an image from their own website here:
NES Light Box Tec Drawing.jpg
Fabric Face LED.jpg

Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Replies: 7

Views: 1108

Fabric Spec for NES 40mm H section light boxes

Hi, Just wondering if anyone out there might have printed & fitted stretch fabric with silicone edges for fitting into a NES 40mm H section - Ultra slim LED light box? I have contacted NES directly but they are very unwilling to part with the information unless I buy the units from them!! This s...

Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl not sticking to painted wall surface

Replies: 16

Views: 2733

Re: Vinyl not sticking to painted wall surface

The paints that are the issue are any with low VOC's (volatile organic compounds) & it can also be an issue with the pasted wallcoverings apparently. It was suggested to me by Metamark if you are unsure if the paint on the wall to be covered is low VOC or not, it is safest to prime it with eithe...

Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Haha I went in this morning to get some tools to clear some snow away from the doors, not sure which was inside and which was outside as more snow inside, the fine stuff had got through the holes in the wall and everything including the stack of 8 x 4's had 6inch of snow on it. Yes it's very fine d...

Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Stretch fabric printing on HP Latex 26500?

Replies: 0

Views: 847

Stretch fabric printing on HP Latex 26500?

Hi All,
Just wondering has anyone printed onto any stretch fabric with a 26500 & if so which brand & how was durability/scratch resistance?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

I wouldn't use a vinyl. I would offer a composite with printed graphics and laminate. Those steel pillars will be freezing cold in this weather, so right away will not be good to apply to. Yes, you could heat it in with a heat in to help promote adhesion but i wouldn't imagine that will be allowed ...

Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

You can do the same thing with a steeltrack and a V Grove tool, just measure it out take a slice out of one side and fold on the V's just like it been routed. Yet another piece of equipment I'd dearly love to have Kevin. Unfortunately, space more than anything is the issue there :sad: I know that f...

Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:45 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 fault

Replies: 3

Views: 836

Re: HP L26500 fault due to power cuts

Following a series of 10+ power cuts this morning my printer is telling me to close the right door, it is closed, any idea how to fix / clear this? Have tried turning off from the front panel but it just sat in cooling mode for 15mins.. Help!! Hi Hugh. ohhh!! sounds bad :sad: Presuming you're getti...

Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Kevin Busby wrote:You can do the same thing with a steeltrack and a V Grove tool, just measure it out take a slice out of one side and fold on the V's just like it been routed.


Yet another piece of equipment I'd dearly love to have Kevin. Unfortunately, space more than anything is the issue there :sad:

Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

it would certainly give leverage to talk them into having composite as an alternative. It wouldn't be quite such a neat finish as a wrap but might be better long term I guess. TBH it should be neater than a wrap finish if done the right way, don't just do a panel for each face, print a Dibond panel...

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Thanks for all that Rob. You're right about the pillar finish & temperature etc. & obviously any vinyl graphic would certainly need laminating. The existing signs are actually corriboard & yes fixed with steel tex screws. I did still find it necessary to pre drill the holes though as tho...

Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Hi All, I've been asked to quote for wrapping the painted steel pillars on a filling station forecourt & am looking for a bit of advice on what sort of vinyl might be best to use. It is a long term printed branding application. I'm wondering if it would need to be a specific type due to the fact...

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

Replies: 4

Views: 1033

Re: Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

Not sure if this helps, we have disguised doors (and part of wall) to look like a bookcase, so the dementia patients don't keep trying to go through into staff areas. Perhaps something like this would also help? Clever idea Colin, maybe a little wrap disguise of some sort might do the trick. Some s...

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

Replies: 4

Views: 1033

Re: Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

If you send it on to Colin Power he is based in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, I am sure he will sort you out I have put a link to his website I hope this is allowed. http://plasticfabrication.ie/ Joe Thanks Joe, I actually have a local plastic fab crowd to me here. Never thought to ask them :blushing: Migh...

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

Replies: 4

Views: 1033

Disposable glove/apron box dispenser security

Hi All, I've had a request from a regular customer to come up with a solution to an odd situation (This may potentially be a widespread issue.) & not sure what to suggest so hoping somebody here may have a brainwave that may work. Glove box.jpg The attached image shows the dispenser in question ...

Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: FOR SALE Nearly new Graphtec FC 8600 130 - 2900+vat O.N.O

Replies: 5

Views: 1578

Re: FOR SALE Nearly new Graphtec FC 8600 130 - 2900+vat O.N.O

Hi Simon,
Just wondering did you sell the plotter?
Regards
Myles

Re: File is 1815mm long but it is printed 1800mm. 15mm are unaccounted for!

This is quite interesting as I am currently having a similar issue with HP26500 & Flexi 12 RIP I'm finding about a 15-20mm undersize when printing an 8x4ft. Which in itself isn't a major issue if adding a bleed but I have some panels to produce which include cut out sections at certain positions...

Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats the strangest job you've done?

Replies: 34

Views: 4164

Re: Whats the strangest job you've done?

The soles of a pair of shoes for a bride is an unusual one I'd say.
Wedding Shoes 3.jpg

& some "Ancient scrolls"!! :wink: are not your every day fare.
Scrolls 1.jpg
Scrolls 2.jpg

Re: 3M Scotchcal 780mc Reflective - had loading issues on latex or otherwise ?

No textiles yet & to be honest I kind of have more than enough on my plate with what I currently do without branching out further. I'm desperately trying to think what it was I used the loading tool for but can't for the life of me remember.

Re: 3M Scotchcal 780mc Reflective - had loading issues on latex or otherwise ?

That loading aid (which I also have) is mainly for help with loading very thin flexible media like textiles that won't push around the bend & between the pinch rollers onto the platten. It can be helpful but like Hugh says it's no help in stopping cockling caused by the s bend feed of material o...

Re: 3M Scotchcal 780mc Reflective - had loading issues on latex or otherwise ?

Hi Hugh, I've had this problem on a few different rolls now, tends to be either on thicker materials or ones with air release technology. I think it's tied up with the way the hp loads from the front & the vinyl turns back on itself in an s shape before reaching the print platten. First time I h...

Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

Replies: 17

Views: 2331

Re: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

or attached direct to a steel metre ruler thanks for that Lol, even simpler! I always tend to over think things!! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] ruler would be handy too for lining up. I'm actually wondering if the sticky pads may even be enough on their own to hold the vinyl in place. They usua...

Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

Replies: 17

Views: 2331

Re: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

Hi Myles, what on earth is that material called on Amazon? Hi chris, I actually ordered mine elsewhere but if you search for reusable adhesive gel pads you'll find them all over the place. They are the same pads you get to hold your mobile phone on car dash etc. That's what made me think about it. ...

Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

Replies: 17

Views: 2331

Re: Alternative to Masking Tape, advice please?

I'm attempting a home made version of the gecko pads, you can buy the sticky pads various places I.e. Amazon, really cheap. Then just glue on a patch of 1mm steel or self adhesive ferrous sheet & bingo. Will update if successful when I get them made.

Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:20 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SOLD: Keencut Steeltrak 210

Replies: 3

Views: 1596

Re: FOR SALE: Keencut Steeltrak 210

I'd dearly love this Warren, but don't think it would be possible, firstly I'm in Ireland so logistical issue! Although I'm sure there must be a way round that. Does it flatpack easily? What weight is it? Secondly would I be correct in thinking it wouldn't fit within an average house roof height, 2....

Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Replies: 7

Views: 1572

Re: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

The problem here Jean is when they are removed there is not going to be a replacement in the same place unless that particular route comes back in maybe 6 months. Sometimes never.

Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Replies: 7

Views: 1572

Re: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

I get where you're coming from Peter but you'd still need to remove the velcro if the destination moved so not really any better than a sticker. I'm actually just wondering about a tape that William Hayes do. 431 Double coated clean peel tape. I've used it before inside & it's great stuff as it ...

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Replies: 7

Views: 1572

Re: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Hi Ewan, I do love thinking outside the box :smiles: & I like the idea but in practice, but I don't think it would work for a couple of reasons. 1/ The bottom of the banner is pretty low down so passing people are likely to pop them off. Route Map Banner.jpg 2/ It can get extremely windy up ther...

Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Replies: 7

Views: 1572

Semi Removable sticker options for a banner??

Hi All, I have a bit of a tricky one here. The local airport has a route map design fitted in a couple of locations that shows the various destination names. These change occasionally as the season changes so they need to be removed & added to. This has always worked fine internaly on the matt l...

Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Replies: 9

Views: 1444

Re: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Hi Hugh,
Have you done any this way that have been around a few years that would confirm no shrinkage occurs?

Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Replies: 9

Views: 1444

Re: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Just did a test print on the Avery DOL 2000 & it appears to have worked a treat. Maybe a slight tweak of profile but otherwise I think it's a goer :thumbsup: At least with it being polymeric it will hopefully be less liable to shrinkage over time. Trouble is David, by the time you have to do it ...

Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Replies: 9

Views: 1444

Re: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Thanks David, trouble is with using a laminate to print on is I tend to only get matt rather than gloss which I don't think would work as it's not quite so clear. I do have an Avery 2000 gloss lam which I could back with Avery 2800 white if the lam prints ok. BTW congrats on your court case win :cla...

Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Replies: 9

Views: 1444

Re: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Hi Andrew, yes I've heard that some use the laminate to print on but also heard it doesn't print as well or not as vibrant & not sure would it take the heat from the 26500?

Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:08 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Latex 300/330/360 users- what media brands do you use?

Replies: 7

Views: 2089

Re: Latex 300/330/360 users- what media brands do you use?

I've tried a mix of brands over the last year since I got my 26500, (Avery, DGcal, Grafiprint M, Metamark, Orajet, Bsmart, HP, Aslan, Kernowjet, Drytac etc. (Blimey!! I've done more than I realised!!! :yikes: ) Mainly monomeric but some polymeric vinyl, as well as banner, polyester films & satin...

Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paper or clear application/transfer tape

Replies: 2

Views: 971

Re: Paper or clear application/transfer tape

Hi Peter, This is probably going to just be one of those personal preference things. My own being for R Tape Conform (paper). I have tried a few others over the years but always regret it as soon as I start using them & then can't wait for it all to be gone so I can get back to the Conform. It i...

Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Replies: 9

Views: 1444

What vinyl for interior glass/acrylic plaques reverse print?

Hi All, Just wondering what vinyls people use for making up reverse print graphics fitted to the back of glass or acrylic plaque type signs for wall mounting on stand offs. I have some to produce on glass panels that will be reverse printed onto clear & backed with white. They are permanent but ...

Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Replies: 10

Views: 2429

Re: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Lol, we're talking Irish post here Kevin!!! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] maybe Monday

Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Replacement Directory Sign Slat

Replies: 3

Views: 982

Re: Replacement Directory Sign Slat

It's actually CoSign, think they are based in Belgium. Not sure if any distributors in UK but you could try Trimwel in Dublin.

Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Re: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Hi Andy,
Not quite sure what's happening. I actually tried to pm you & also send email via signboard links on Thursday but presuming you didn't get them? Maybe check spam? I actually got an email from Chris to say it had been sent to you.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Re: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

With true shape nesting in Flexi I managed to get it all into 2 full sheets & just over half a third sheet of 2030x1350mm
with 10mm spacing.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:46 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Replies: 10

Views: 2429

Re: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Thanks Kevin, just sent address in email to you. It is a mental price they charge for it but they kind of have everyone over a barrel unless you want to chance using something else & risk total destruction!! :yikes: Think you're right on the over oiling too. The first time I did mine I did what ...

Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Re: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Out of interest what size are the acrylic sheets you use? I can do a quick nest here to get a rough idea of how many sheets might be required.

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Re: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

I think these would class as large pieces wouldn't they at 740mm height?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The Solution for fitting flat cut lettering on a roughcast wall

Replies: 10

Views: 1872

Re: The Solution for fitting flat cut lettering on a roughcast wall

Only one word needed Phil... Genius!! :praiseyou:

Just sit back & wait for the millions to roll in now :thumbsup:

Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Re: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Thanks for the link Andy, I'll give them a shout. They will actually all be flat faced not prismatic & it's a brand logo & lettering so has to be a specific font in different weights. It would definitely be a custom job & not off the shelf but I'll give them a bell anyway. I may well end...

Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:31 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Replies: 10

Views: 2429

Re: Oil lubrication HP Latex l25600

Hi Steve, I too have this dilemma & have been searching for a solution. I had seen it mentioned or been told by someone that sewing machine oil works fine (& it is extremely cheap!!) but not 100% sure I could trust that info. I was then told by a service engineer that regular 3 in 1 does the...

Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2393

Cast Aluminium letters - has anyone used these or know of supplier

Hi All, Just wondering does anyone have any experience or knowledge about cast aluminium letters? If so what are pros & cons for them? Limitations on size shape etc.? I have a job to quote for & think they may possibly fit the bill. There is a variety of letter size required from 750mm heigh...

Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:20 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: One side of HP 26500 Printhead stopped completely. Advice please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1261

Re: One side of HP 26500 Printhead stopped completely. Advice please?

Thanks Kevin/Rob, I'm now waiting on a response back from Flexi on the print band issue so hopefully that may get sorted in the near future with software updates. I actually ordered extra printheads on Friday due to arrive this morning & wholeheartedly agree with you Rob. It was actually stupid ...

Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:40 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: One side of HP 26500 Printhead stopped completely. Advice please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1261

One side of HP 26500 Printhead stopped completely. Advice please?

Hi all, One of my magenta/light magenta printheads on 26500 has suddenly stopped printing on the light side & error code 98.03 (0 nozzles firing) comes up on screen. Tried a quick head clean cycle but as suspected it did nothing. Head has only fired 397ml & is in warranty still. Is there any...

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Same print, different colour?

Replies: 4

Views: 1451

Re: Same print, different colour?

For years I always pondered why EVERY sign company I ever outsourced my printing to always had some issue or other regards colour matching & also repeat print colour matching!! Having got my own printer nearly a year ago now I have learnt a little that it's a mine field of complexity that the mo...

Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: How do I get the Classic Flexi 12 Toolbar Logos please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1434

Re: How do I get the Classic Flexi 12 Toolbar Logos please?

Yeah, thats the one i prefer. funny how you get used to a particular layout.

Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: How do I get the Classic Flexi 12 Toolbar Logos please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1434

Re: How do I get the Classic Flexi 12 Toolbar Logos please?

Hi Mark,
If you go to File/Workspace it gives various options for editing the workspace & then if you go to View/Toolbars you can decide which tools you want & also where you want them.

Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Waivers, do you use them? I need to draft one!

Replies: 4

Views: 1527

Re: Waivers, do you use them? I need to draft one!

Have had same problem but luckily for me it was on my sons car so no big issue. It did however make me look at how I was doing it & I now always put low tack masking tape around the edges which helps avoid the problem. I do think some sort of written waiver along with a couple of quick photos be...

Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Yes the first couple I'm looking at are brand new, only up a week or so & further ones to go up in future. Having said that there are also a few I do on the side of cattle sheds that are WELL past their sell by date!!!! [DIZZY FACE]

Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

That's a shame. Hopefully someone else may take it up in time if there's a demand.

Are you retro fitting to a billboard?

Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

We do a lot for the billboard game. What we are fitting is prismaflex storm flex. In theory one man install for 48 sheet. But not slimline. We've been very busy installing the walk in boxes lately for all the big players in the market. If you ever need a hand or advice give me a call. Have a van in...

Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Have you seen the spirit flex with cover plate. It's not got springs but might work for you. It's the CC profile which you can use the cover with. Hi Andrew, I've used the F profile before which works the same way & although it does work & is indeed extremely low profile I did find it quite...

Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Just been on the phone to KSUK & as I thought, the thinnest profile frame they do is 90mm.

So has anybody else come across a low profile snap frame style spring tension banner system like above?

Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Re: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Hi Steve, Thanks & Yes you are correct, they do & funnily enough I only very recently dealt with them regarding fitting a new face to one of their frames over here. It's actually a great system they have. Very simple & effective. The problem is that their frames are all pretty thick. The...

Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2516

Banner Spring Tension Frame Supplier

Hi All, Does anyone know if there are any suppliers either in UK or Ireland of snap frame style low profile (maybe 40-50mm) banner tension frames that either use preferably metal springs (not bungees as these degrade over relatively short time) or clamps? It seems that they are readily available in ...

Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:05 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex printers - HP L25500

Replies: 25

Views: 5043

Re: Hp latex printers - hpl25500

Ha ha! no the floor is still holding up thankfully!! :thumbsup: Yes it certainly seems to be the deal of the century. I had no idea at the time really if 14k sqm was high use or not, so I guess it was a little bit of a gamble but having both machines for a few months let me run the newest one knowin...

Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:13 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex printers - HP L25500

Replies: 25

Views: 5043

Re: Hp latex printers - hpl25500

I was spending around 10k a year outsourcing & took the decision last year to buy our 26500. I actually got 2 in UK for £5k & sold one of them in Ireland for €3k so got a great deal in the end. The one I sold had done 21k sqm & the one I am using 14k sqm. Both are going strong & I wi...

Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed wallpaper image size

Replies: 16

Views: 3905

Re: Printed wallpaper image size

Only just had this issue myself. Wanted to do a test print & fit on a new wall media (Kernowjet interiors 620) before utilising it on a big commercial job. Wife wanted an image of bluebell woods on the bedroom wall, so I searched istock & a few others but even their biggest images were reall...

Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminate ID help please

Replies: 2

Views: 1507

Re: Laminate ID help please

Jamie Wood wrote:Possibly a Drytac one. Looks very similar to one we have.

You're a marvel Jamie, That's all I needed. Yes you're spot on Just traced it back on an invoice & It's Drytac Dynamic matte Lam. Monomeric. Thanks a million for that. :thumbsup:

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminate ID help please

Replies: 2

Views: 1507

Laminate ID help please

Hi all, I have a roll of Matt laminate & can't for the life of me remember where it came from or what it is. No identification on it other than a grid pattern on the back & two letters "C Y" can anyone help at least id the brand? I can probably take it from invoice then. Thanks in ...

Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:50 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

With regards to your 'graining issue', I was getting the same thing in the blue parts of my prints. New C/LC printheads sorted them out, even though the old printheads that were fitted had only fired less than 400ml each and were both in warranty. Think I might have to try that Peter. I know that o...

Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:44 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

I think it happens at the start more because that piece has been exposed more than whats covered inside, I used to get round it by printing a 500mm strip of the design before printing the real design, with a little tweaking you can then get the design printed without the marks. Dates on batches are...

Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:12 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

from what you're saying, there's dirt on one of the rollers - oil, ink or glood of some kind, and this transfers to the top roller, which in turn transfers to the media, yes? if so I'm guessing a full clean on the rollers may improve further. That would be a reasonable prosumption hugh, but given t...

Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl backing problem, help please

Replies: 3

Views: 1624

Re: Vinyl backing problem, help please

It can be a bit of trial & error & you can find that even things like temperature can make a difference, hot day = softer vinyl which cuts easier. Also different colours cut differently even within the same brand. Only really experience will help over time.

Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:15 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl backing problem, help please

Replies: 3

Views: 1624

Re: Vinyl backing problem, help please

Reduce cutting force Scott. The blade is cutting very slightly into the silicone backing paper. If you reduce by one step at a time till it stops happening but still weeds ok. If you go too far you'll notice it gets harder to weed AA it won't be cutting through the vinyl sufficiently

Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:22 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

from what you're saying, there's dirt on one of the rollers - oil, ink or glood of some kind, and this transfers to the top roller, which in turn transfers to the media, yes? if so I'm guessing a full clean on the rollers may improve further. That would be a reasonable prosumption hugh, but given t...

Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Myles Run out 1m amount from the front of machine and stop before it hits the floor, wipe over vinyl with iso and allow to dry for a couple minutes then rewind and try printing on it again, if the problem improves or goes away then it's due to an old batch of product where the plasticiser has gone ...

Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:08 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Hugh Potter wrote:Does it do it where print is or the same place every time regardless of whether print is there or not?


Seems to be more or less the same, always left of centre when printing on 1370mm.

Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:27 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Just had that on banner material, turns out the heads were pass warranty. Put in a new set and the problem went away. Peter You sure it was wavy lines like this Peter? These are definitely caused by the pinch rollers as the pattern exactly matches the pattern on the rollers. I do actually have 1 he...

Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:48 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Luke Culpin wrote:Is the media definitely latex approved? I've had this pattern before on banner material that wasn't latex friendly!

Yes Luke, the spec sheet says latex compatible

Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

Re: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

I'm pretty sure it's not Hugh otherwise it would be on every print & not just the 2803. Never does it on MPI 3000 series vinyl or any other media come to that. It's like the printer knows it's more expensive vinyl & does it just to pee me off!! :rollseyes:

Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:28 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

Replies: 19

Views: 4452

HP L26500 wavy lines on Avery 2803 problem

DSC_1576.JPG Hi All, Wonder if anyone has had a similar problem to this & know what the cause is. It only seems to happen on the Avery 2803 in my limited experience so far. I am getting wavy lines produced by the pinch rollers. I have taken them off previously & cleaned them all individuall...

Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which vinyls for rear mounted acrylic panel graphics

Replies: 3

Views: 1625

Re: which vinyls for rear mounted acrylic panel graphics

Thanks Pane/Kevin, I actually had a chat with someone from allprint a few months back & they kindly sent me a sample of banner but I've never yet got round to trying it out. They did seem very helpful on the phone I have to say. & even their website looks very informative. I may give them a ...

Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which vinyls for rear mounted acrylic panel graphics

Replies: 3

Views: 1625

which vinyls for rear mounted acrylic panel graphics

Hi all, Just wondering what vinyls people use for reverse print on clear & backed with white, graphics for mounting on the reverse of clear acrylic/glass display panels which are wall mounted on stand offs indoors. I have HP Latex 26500 printer & looking for the best suitable combination of ...

Tue May 23, 2017 11:09 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: How to use 26500 integrated spectrometer

Replies: 3

Views: 1350

Re: How to use 26500 integrated spectrometer

Thanks for the replies Phil/Neil, & apologies for my very tardy response :blushing: I tried what I could of your suggestions but no luck & actually had SAI contact me on Friday last & take control of my PC to check settings, but they too were unsuccessful & are looking into it furthe...

Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:04 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: How to use 26500 integrated spectrometer

Replies: 3

Views: 1350

How to use 26500 integrated spectrometer

Hi All, Bit of a techy question here & firstly please excuse my ignorance on this as I get easily confused with stuff like PC ports, networks & connections etc. I'm also not sure if this is an HP thing, a Flexi thing or PC thing. Basically, I would like to be able to use the integrated spect...

Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which latex printable media best for high traffic wall graphics

Replies: 3

Views: 1774

Re: which latex printable media best for high traffic wall graphics

Thanks Kevin, I've sent them an email with my requirements so will see what they suggest. I did actually get a sample of heavy blockout banner from them recently that I was very impressed with. My main issue is the fact I'm in the Republic of Ireland so carriage charge is pretty huge unless I can pu...

Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which latex printable media best for high traffic wall graphics

Replies: 3

Views: 1774

which latex printable media best for high traffic wall graphics

Hi, I have to quote for a big job coming up with a good deal of wall graphics & the designers have just specified "Printed wall wrap with durable hard wearing matt finis h" & the client has also highlighted the hardwearing durability factor. These will be more or less permanent gra...

Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:12 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Replies: 6

Views: 2079

Re: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

OK tried 3 different versions based on the suggestions above: 1/ 16 pass bidirectional low ink 2/ 16 pass unidirectional low ink 3/ 10 pass bidirectional low ink & I'm surprised to say that the 10 pass was actually the best both back-lit & front-lit. All three eliminated the banding issue I ...

Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:29 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Replies: 6

Views: 2079

Re: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Andy, Yes, the profile I used is high ink but there is an option to change the parameters in "Printer Mode" drop-down menu. Different options for high/low ink, the number of passes & uni/bi-directional, so might just try that. I'm presuming it must be tied up with the fact it's gloss r...

Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Replies: 6

Views: 2079

Re: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Hi Andy,
Using Flexi Production Manager 12 & using HP Backlit Polyester film 16 pass bidirectional profile

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Saturday work, good or bad idea?

Replies: 8

Views: 2011

Re: Saturday work, good or bad idea?

My working hours fit around my life..... or is it the other way round?? :yikes: Working from home is always harder as there's nowhere to get away from it. I always tell the wife "It's flexible dear, I can take time off anytime if I like!!" But do I???? :shake: rarely Monday to Friday it te...

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Replies: 6

Views: 2079

L26500 Backlit glossy film issue. Too much ink?

Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice on printing to backlit glossy film. This is the first substrate that I've had any print issues with since getting the printer late last year. Here are a couple of pics of the issue: Backlit glossy 2.jpg Backlit glossy 1.jpg Backlit glossy 3.jpg As you can see ther...

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is the VOC free paint the new enemy for wall graphics?

Replies: 21

Views: 6852

Re: Is the VOC free paint the new enemy for wall graphics?

Ahh yes, you're right there I guess. Have to say I wasn't really thinking of cut graphics.

Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is the VOC free paint the new enemy for wall graphics?

Replies: 21

Views: 6852

Re: Is the VOC free paint the new enemy for wall graphics?

Very interesting post this. Metamark actually suggests using a primer before fitting their Walltex materials. Partly for repositioning & also to increase bond strength among other things. DécorMark Application Guidelines - Self Adhesive.pdf I presume this would apply to any wall materials, vinyl...

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Sunny Cornwall

Replies: 3

Views: 1583

Re: Hello from Sunny Cornwall

Hi mark, welcome to the boards from a fellow Cornishman, albeit now resident in Ireland. Always nice to see a man with a sense of humour... "sunny Cornwall"!!! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]. Good luck with your transition, hopefully the boards will be a good help to you dreckly [THUMBS...

Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:17 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: RIP for HP L25500, help needed?

Replies: 9

Views: 2502

Re: RIP for HP L25500, help needed?

Flexi subscription works fine for me on my 26500 HP colour profiles seem to work on most media without any adjustments. If needs be you can easily adjust profiles to suit & save them.

Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:11 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Advice needed on artwork designing

Replies: 12

Views: 3494

Re: Advice needed on artwork designing

I started 14 years ago with no graphic background, mainly doing cut vinyl on 24" plotter & outsourcing printed stuff always used flexi sign pro which has cut & rip included. I have dabbled in illustrator & photoshop but never really spent the time to learn them properly & flexi ...

Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Replies: 6

Views: 1507

Re: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

James Sahota wrote:Direct to board print would be the way I would go with this


Hi James, Presume you're referring to the corriboard if we were going that route?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Replies: 6

Views: 1507

Re: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

I still think the main issue with the vinyl idea is the weather. If the client is looking for a change of sign pronto & you have several weeks of constant wet/windy or freezing conditions you simply cant do it, whereas you could with corriboard. I am liking the idea of a 2m high sign though. I w...

Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Replies: 6

Views: 1507

Re: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Ha ha! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] your right to wonder how they're still standing Robert!! There are actually 9 of them of that size & 1 which is 6.1m long!! All are very exposed & it gets pretty windy here in the West of Ireland. Quite soon after they were originally fitted about 10 ...

Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Replies: 6

Views: 1507

Double sided roadside billboards. Suggestions

Hi all, I wonder if anyone may have come across a better but economical solution to these? Billboard 1.jpg Billboard 2.jpg Local airport currently has these double sided sign frames which have to be replaced due to deterioration & poor design etc. They are basically box steel with a channel on t...

Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:49 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Re: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Thanks Kevin, I actually have Flexi RIP but have just had a good look through & there is an option under labels & marks tab to "print colour bands" & gives options for which side so that's it. Just about to send a print through now so will give it a try. :thumbsup:

Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:43 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Re: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Thanks chaps, seems off is definitely the way to go then.

That's very interesting Kevin. How did you set that up exactly? Just like a 5mm wide full length stripe of each colour or something?

Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:14 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Re: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

I guess that's probably the best way to go, just keep an eye on print quality & do an extra clean if needed occasionally.

Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:38 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Re: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

I did have mine switched on and noticed I started to fly through printhead cleaning kits! I've since turned it off and not noticed any difference whatsoever other than the cleaning kit last twice as long! Ha Ha! :lol: Yes I had a feeling that may have been the case alright Luke. Mine too was switch...

Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

HP L26500 Extra Printhead Cleaning setting or not?

Just wondering what setting for this anybody who has one of these printers uses. Do you have it set to do "Extra head cleaning" or not & does it make much difference either way? What is the default?

Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:23 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Service Engineers for HP 26500 in Republic of Ireland?

Replies: 0

Views: 833

Service Engineers for HP 26500 in Republic of Ireland?

Hi All, Just wondering does anybody know of any service engineers that would reasonably cover the Republic of Ireland? I have 2 machines, one which has just been sold but is due for Service Kit 3 which I have agreed to get done before it heads off to its new home & I was considering getting both...

Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

I've found out the size used is actually Polyvine acrylic size with a 24hr open time so not exactly permanent, although their application guide does state that the size remains in a prime state indefinitely. Although it is not technically an outdoor size (hasn't been lab tested) it is commonly used ...

Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Martin, I think you could be spot on there. I was only just saying to the better half this afternoon that it was odd that the owner hadn't contacted me at the point when the tiler told him of the "discolouring" on the letters. I actually fitted them on 17th Oct. & he didn't contact me ...

Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:55 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Just out of interest, would you all agree that gilded lettering could be described as self cleaning? i.e. it would be generally unnecessary to be cleaning it in the same way that you might wash down painted built up/3D lettering?

Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mounting Foamex to Wall - Fixing Options

Replies: 11

Views: 3255

Re: Mounting Foamex to Wall - Fixing Options

Technibond 431 is an excellent permanent but peelable tape even after long term use. It has a fairly aggressive tack but peels off with ease & I've even found it can be re-used particularly on smaller signs. It leaves no residue & will even remove from emulsion painted interior walls without...

Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Thanks John, wise words I think. I do think the decision not to lacquer in this situation was in fact correct. As far as I am aware there is no increased risk of spoilage other than by the shop owner. On thinking about it too, it seems perhaps a bit.... perhaps obsessive?? for him to have to be clea...

Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:30 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

certainly looks like some type of abrasion damage. maybe a chemical on the cloth they cleaned with? dependant on the chemical, it really doesn't need much pressure to lift something off. maybe a combination of this size that hasn't cured 100% and a chemical is whats done it. i have tried gold-leaf ...

Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:35 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Hi Myles, This is definately an akward one! Gold leaf is never normally laquered as this can fail and discolour the gold, I have prismatic lettering over 2o years old, and its still as shiny as day one. I think the problem was the gold size used, I have never, ever heard of a permanently open size?...

Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Re: Gilded 3D lettering problem

hi ive done a bit of gold leafing many many years ago. Looking at the damage to the letters i would say they have definately been rubbed by something course. If the gold leaf were to fail i would expect patches to be curling and flaking. The images you are showing have scratch like lines not someth...

Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilded 3D lettering problem

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Gilded 3D lettering problem

Hi All, Happy new year to everyone. I recently had to fit some gilded prismatic lettering to a shop front. Something I have done 4-5 times in the past without issue & all previous jobs still look as good as the day they were fitted. I have always outsourced the manufacture & gilding of the l...

Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy New Year to all rock on 2017

Replies: 13

Views: 3073

Re: Happy New Year to all rock on 2017

2016 was a busy year for me with business generally returning post recession. After 13 yrs of outsourcing, finally made the decision to buy my own printer & laminator. I enjoy the challenge of learning to use new equipment, along with acquiring & honing new skills. Hoping 2017 will bring inc...

Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1979

Re: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

OK, it has occurred to me that really the back of these scrolls really needs to match the front in look, so that when they are rolled up they have the same look/texture. So either I need to find a suitable material that I can print a background image onto like Rob suggested but that can be printed d...

Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:58 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Looks good, did you leave an overlap on the joins? or did you butt fit the joins?.........ive done both on the graphics that I've fitted but i wondered what most others do?...... :thumbsup: Interesting question Andy, & I wasn't sure which I would do until I actually fitted it but I ended up ove...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3 month old contravision - jetwashed?

Replies: 10

Views: 3339

Re: 3 month old contravision - jetwashed?

Ah well, just a thought. Jet washing it is then :thumbsup:

Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:38 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Just to update on this job. I ended up trying 2 different rolls of the Metamark & seemingly both were from a dodgy batch so Metamark tech guy thinks. So I ended up getting Emblem solvent sticky textile banner (removable) which was pretty much exactly the same in look & feel. I actually had s...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1979

Re: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Martin Oxenham wrote:Metamark do a textile material for printing on. Its like a Cotton and is faily thick.
Used for hanging displays etc.


Hi Martin, is that the MD-AC240 & 370 Art canvas? I think they may just be a little too heavy. Nice texture etc though.

Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1979

Re: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Myles Try Faulkiners Fine Papers, Southampton Row, London. They sell all kinds of hand made paper I think they are now called Shepherds http://store.bookbinding.co.uk/store/ Simon WOW!! Thanks Simon, interesting website, & what a selection!, I'll give them a shout & see if they have anythin...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3 month old contravision - jetwashed?

Replies: 10

Views: 3339

Re: 3 month old contravision - jetwashed?

Hi Simon, I have a possible theory, which may be completely balmy but stranger things have happened! I notice that the graphic is black in the area that has "popped". Is there any possibility that being black has caused it to absorb more heat from sunlight (If you get any where you're loca...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2039

Re: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Thanks Gill. Am I right in thinking you're in Northern Ireland? If so do you do much trade in the south? If so I might be interested in what you supply and prices etc.
Are you able to pm me?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

OK, in the end decided to go with Emblem Easylam Expert 140C. Supplier talked me into it on German build quality v Chinese. It does Seem to be fairly well built for the price bracket to be honest & fairly straight forward to use. Done a few 8x4s vinyl mounted (certainly beats doing them by hand ...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1979

Re: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Thanks Peter/Rob, The only thought I had with the canvas was that it tends to be heavier/thicker than papers. Had wondered about something like Tyvek banner as that seems to be pretty light but very strong & actually has a bit of a papyrus like texture? I had looked at some of the stock images a...

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2039

Re: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Hi Myles The 3M 8150 is designed to be laminated with itself. Hope that helps Ha ha! I did wonder about that to be honest Gill, but I couldn't find any info stating that on the spec sheet. After extensive research just now I have actually found that there is an optically clear laminate 8914 primari...

Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1979

Producing Vellum scrolls advice

Hi All, I have been asked to produce some vellum type scrolls scroll1.jpg for a customer & was wondering how best to do it. They need to look as authentic as possible whilst being durable enough to be handled fairly regularly. Size is likely to be around 300-400mm wide & 600-1200mm long. The...

Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

Replies: 8

Views: 2039

Re: Optically Clear Film Suppliers

DSC_1066.JPG I just got 3M 8150 Optically clear in to do this job. I actually printed with latex but it's ok with solvent too. It really is glass clear. Wet application is recommended. My only issue is that if you wanted to laminate, then the laminate is not glass clear!! Seems to defeat the object...

Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:15 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Thanks for the reply Kevin Yes I have the loading matt & I did end up using it. I think it more intended for use with floppy thin fabrics whereas this stuff is actually pretty rigid & thick but it worked with a bit of perseverance. But unfortunately to no avail in the end, as the material st...

Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:41 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

OK having problems now loading this media into the printer. Firstly I'm unsure what substrate type to put into the printer UI. It is self adhesive, but then the face is textile?? Also it's fairly rigid & each time I feed it in either the printer doesn't see it or it gets crumpled up on the leadi...

Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:03 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

That's what I thought, maybe a light canvas. Was hoping somebody out there may have "been there done that" before & could advise accordingly.

Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:34 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

I can see where you're coming from but the two materials although both for walls are actually completely different. The HP wall paper is more or less exactly that, a regular type wallpaper which you dip in water to activate the adhesive on the back. Whereas the Metamark Wall Tex is a woven fabric wi...

Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:51 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

HP Profiles.jpg


This is the full list that is available through Flexi 12 download link. Not sure if there are more available elsewhere?

Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

Re: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

They don't have one unfortunately for flexi subscription

Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:42 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Replies: 14

Views: 2965

ICC advice for Latex print onto MD-TX2 Wall Tex

Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice as to if anyone using HP latex printer (mine is 26500) & Flexi RIP has printed onto the above self adhesive textile & if so what ICC was used? I have all the HP ICC's & they all seem to work ok for day to day gloss/matte vinyl etc but haven't yet print...

Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Replies: 8

Views: 2114

Re: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Yes the wall is white so guess it should be OK. Not sure what the purpose of the transparency is really then? Seems a bit pointless.
I guess the tests will just be to see what degree they want.

Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Replies: 8

Views: 2114

Re: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

I would be thinking exactly the same thing as you. Why don't you go back to them and ask exactly what they mean? If they simply mean to print on a clear background do they realise how washed out the images will look? Yes I'll be asking in the morning, just wanted to check & see if it was some s...

Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Replies: 8

Views: 2114

Re: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Pane Talev wrote:Sharing the design might help.
Transparency to me means-not backed with white.


Sorry Pane, indeed you're right :blushing:
Image 2.jpg

Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:39 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Replies: 8

Views: 2114

designer requested printed images to have transparency?

Hi all, I am doing up some clear acrylic wall signs on standoffs for a customer's boardroom & have been supplied with images by a designer to reverse print & fit on the back of the acrylic. Straight forward enough. But they have stipulated that it's important that the final images have "...

Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views on Emblem Easylam Expert 140C

Replies: 0

Views: 729

Views on Emblem Easylam Expert 140C

Does anyone have experience & views on this laminator please? Supplier offering fairly good price & the weight fits my requirement. Are they reliable & easy to use?

Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Anybody out there have or used a Kala Starter?

Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:11 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Loop Shapers - Does anyone use the plastic ones?

Replies: 4

Views: 1424

Re: HP L26500 Loop Shapers - Does anyone use the plastic ones?

I tend to use the plastic one when printing onto smaller rolls like roll up display media at 915mm, anything 1220 upwards I always use the main bar! Would you say they are any lighter than the main bar? Or just handier with the narrower widths? The main reason I'm asking is that I don't have them w...

Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:57 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 Loop Shapers - Does anyone use the plastic ones?

Replies: 4

Views: 1424

HP L26500 Loop Shapers - Does anyone use the plastic ones?

Hi all, Just wondering does anyone use the plastic loop shapers that are suggested in the user manual when using the take up reel for vinyl/paper etc. or do you just use the "heavy" (doesn't actually feel very heavy!!) aluminium one that is stored at the bottom of the stand. Is there reall...

Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:11 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: What PC question again

Replies: 9

Views: 2614

Re: What PC question again

What spec PC is everyone using? My laptop through the toys out the pram today and It might need replacing. I run flexisign pro, and occasionally AI and PS. Also, laptop or desktop? PC only please. Glad you posted this Ewan as I am in a very similar situation. I currently have Flexisign Pro 8.1 as m...

Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which van? Transit Custom, VW Transporter or...?

Replies: 38

Views: 10818

Re: Which van? Transit Custom, VW Transporter or...?

Transporter all the way George. This is my horse, had it since 2008 & only major cost was dual mass flywheel & clutch. It's just over 180k miles now & looking like it needs a new or recon turbo, otherwise it's been a peach. Good for work or leisure :thumbsup: Rota Grid 1.jpg Work Van les...

Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Just my opinion but i think you need to focus more on what you will realistically use the machine for. If you are going to be laminating mostly and runs of 2 metres plus+ in length then you should be leaning towards a laminator. If more mounting of prints and occasional lamination of up to a 3 metr...

Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

hi myles yes i can mount and laminate on the ezy but haveing the dedicated laminator tend to just mount on the ezy i have the laminator set up with matt lam which covers us for most jobs if i need to gloss lam i will use the ezy taper rather than change rolls just for 1 job our laminator has hot fa...

Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Derek Heron wrote:hi myles

would miss both of them
but can do more with the ezy taper

derek


Would you say you could confidently laminate vinyl & mount to 8x4's with relative ease?

Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

As a person who tried to save on cold laminator for years I strongly advise you to get a proper laminator and save yourself lots of time and nerves. If you get this, in few months you will want proper laminator. I've been there for years. I now have Royal Sovereign cold laminator and laminating was...

Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Thanks Derek, that's interesting first hand info.

I Just wonder, out of interest, if you could only keep one, which would it be? I'm presuming the roll to roll does everything, whereas the Ezy Taper is only good for certain things, generally smaller stuff, would it be fair to say?

Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - various work

Replies: 21

Views: 6672

Re: Hugh Potter - various work

Thanks Hugh, much appreciated will do

Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - various work

Replies: 21

Views: 6672

Re: Hugh Potter - various work

It's something I have a lot to learn about now & I find it frustrating that suppliers won't send out samples of various media big enough to test print on & get a feel for as there are so many different brands & types available, & you don't really want to spend a couple of hundred on ...

Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scrap vinyl storage solution!

Replies: 21

Views: 4155

Re: Scrap vinyl storage solution!

Genius idea Dan, :thumbsup: Love the way you can make it to fit whatever space you have available too. I just recently got fed up with my box full of mixed up bits getting more crammed, so ended up just taking it all down to the local nursery school for the kids to have a play with & will start ...

Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - various work

Replies: 21

Views: 6672

Re: Hugh Potter - various work

Nice work Hugh. What media are you finding work best for you on the latex? for general signage I'm finding the avery MPi 2800 range working best, the heat causes some cheaper films to distort slightly, no problem on normal prints but on contour cutting of smaller decal batches.. Good to know thanks...

Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:14 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - various work

Replies: 21

Views: 6672

Re: Hugh Potter - various work

Nice work Hugh. What media are you finding work best for you on the latex?

Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Thanks Hugh/Daniel, Those are exactly the type of comments I was hoping to hear (Or not as the case may be :sad: ) I suspected they might be a bit of a pain to use. I guess if they were any good, everyone would be using them. You get what you pay for at the end of the day so can't expect too much fr...

Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Sorry, meant to put the laminator attachment on this post. Was going to ask if anyone had used one like this? I've been offered one by a local photographer for €125 he has no need for it any more. He did say they'd had issues with puckering when laminating larger prints but that it was just a case ...

Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Sorry, meant to put the laminator attachment on this post. Was going to ask if anyone had used one like this? I've been offered one by a local photographer for €125 he has no need for it any more. He did say they'd had issues with puckering when laminating larger prints but that it was just a case o...

Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

I'm only guessing at the weight, two of us carried the top half in so I'm guessing it can't be 'that' heavy! Lol, definitely lighter than the HP L26500 printer we finally moved into place through downstairs bedroom window on Friday.. nearly killed 3 of us (one being the wife, who was not impressed!...

Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

I have an easymount SH 1400 (also the 61" latex), I seriously doubt it weighs more than 75kg-100?? I rarely print onto 60" material so don't really miss the extra lam width. 99% is on 1370 so the laminator is fine, I've used it for laminating, mounting and app tape on wide long runs! Hugh...

Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Re: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

European dealer of ezytaper got into a bit of trouble with something to do with a bad batch that should have been returned but were sold on. or something along those lines. He later died suddenly and i do not think anyone took up on selling them again in the UK. i could be wrong though! The guy in ...

Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Replies: 28

Views: 5225

Looking for views on the Ezy Taper?

Hi All, Having joined the world of large format printing recently (not quite up & running yet but nearly there), we are looking into laminators but have an slight issue with the weight of most of the electric machines at 1600 size. We wanted that size if possible to make the most of our 61"...

Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC & printer network setup advice

Replies: 7

Views: 2176

Re: PC & printer network setup advice

Ignore last question re snagless cables, I checked & it seems to be rubber boot over the clip end for ease of pulling cables apart when tangled. Wondering what peoples views are on UPS's & surge protectors? It seems that the Irish power supply is very dirty apparently & it seems to eat t...

Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 4932

Re: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

I think that 3M medium tack Conform changed a couple of years back. I'm nearly 100% certain that it used to stay flat & would not curl at the edges which was why I started using it on a regular basis even though the cost was slightly higher, but in the last year or two it doesn't seem to stick a...

Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:41 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC & printer network setup advice

Replies: 7

Views: 2176

Re: PC & printer network setup advice

Go for more than less with switches, the difference in price is minimal. If you have a cat5/6 network you will find uses for it, we are always running out of switch space in the office (there's only two of us) but we have 3 networked printers, 2 computers, nas drives, VOIP phones etc plus one space...

Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:18 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC & printer network setup advice

Replies: 7

Views: 2176

Re: PC & printer network setup advice

Hi No port trunking isn't essential, nor POE. Just taken a look on Ebuyer and there are 5-port Gigabit switches for £13.50 inc VAT, I'm amazed how cheap some things get. I'd still get more ports though even if you don't use them now. This 8-port looks good for the money; http://www.ebuyer.com/39245...

Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:07 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC & printer network setup advice

Replies: 7

Views: 2176

Re: PC & printer network setup advice

Hi You've pretty much got it, port 1 to the router and the rest to devices. Store & Forward switching is better and I'd go for a 16 or 24 port model to allow for expansion. Nice features include POE if you want to power compliant devices over their Ethernet cable (some IP cameras for keeping an...

Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:55 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC & printer network setup advice

Replies: 7

Views: 2176

PC & printer network setup advice

Hi all, OK, have taken delivery recently of HP26500 printer & am in the process of figuring out how best to manage our new setup & what we actually need to get it all working so any advice would be much appreciated. Basically what we have is the HP printer, Antique Graphtec CE100-60 Plotter ...

Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Floor graphics advice on runway effect please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2402

Re: Floor graphics advice on runway effect please?

Roberts idea sounds lke a good one. Gerry Cronolly did all the floors on the ground level. He is not too far from you in Swinford. Maybe have a chat to him and see if you could colaborate to come up with something together. To be honest Neil, I think it would be something that Gerry could do himsel...

Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Floor graphics advice on runway effect please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2402

Re: Runway Effect Floor graphic

We have huge floor graphic installations all over the world with huge footfall, and wear and tear is minimal in "our experience". we have done anti-skid laminate floors and regular coloured floors with no laminate. your biggest problem is high heels dragging / scuffing. Our floors are up ...
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