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Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i remove t-shirt lettering from garment?

Replies: 16

Views: 2711

pressing.

I have had this problem, when pressing for too long or with the heat up too high.. especially when using thin material like the videoflex gold. i have had good sucess removing this excess glue or whatever it us by using the clear transfer paper and the tip of a hot iron, by placing the transfer film...

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cutting Round those door handles.

Replies: 14

Views: 1053

cuting.

my method is to angle the blade slightly back so that the blunt back end of the blade guides along the paint, the sharp end is slightly raised above the paintwork.. hard to explain..

Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Projection Clock

Replies: 5

Views: 726

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we do this company logo projection quite often, I setup large dance parties when im not making signs and quite often they want there brand projecting around the place,, to do this we use a moving head gobo projector, we get the logos etc made into glass gobos by a local company, which then go into a...

Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:09 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vinyl Freezer Graphics: Dr Pepper

Replies: 1

Views: 462

Vinyl Freezer Graphics: Dr Pepper

see attached a small fun job that I did for a television pilot.

avery ultrametalic red
avery chrome polyester
avery 700hp white
avery 700hp red.
all applied dry of course.

Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 23

Views: 9835

doming

mag wheel and steering wheel centers.. you know the domed things that have the brand name in them.. machine labels. people building machinery who want to put there company name on there. as already said trophies and plaques. car dealers and mechanics, some like to apply a nice domed badge to the car...

Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear Application Tape whats the good/bad points?

Replies: 19

Views: 5189

C.A.T.

I wondered the same thing about 2 months ago, and brought a roll of the clear stuff to see as I do quite a bit of multicoloured work in dark colours, im not sure if it’s just the brand I got but I hate the stuff. its very thick and stiff to work with, if it sticks to itself you cant pull it apart as...

Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELP

Replies: 10

Views: 988

ad

do what I did when I had to learn in a hurry, take about a hundred off cuts and bits of vinyl home with you in the weekend, lock yourself in your garage and apply them one after another until there’s nothing left or your fingers are bleeding and worn down..

Its all about practice and consistency.

Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: electroluminescent sheet

Replies: 18

Views: 2289

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thats the stuff!! only problems that i have come across is the inverters that i have used are qutie noisy they put out a high pitched whine... i could not hear this in there videos, so they might be using a better inverter. and also due to this being pretty new technology the prices reflect this als...

Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: electroluminescent sheet

Replies: 18

Views: 2289

el

used a fair bit of this sort of thing also the EL wire we do a bit of as well.

its all pretty simple stuff. just the el product, wired to a powersupply or battery back. you can power the el wires up off 2 x aa batteries.

Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Worlds Biggest Sign!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1846

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funny thats just up the road from here, but since i dont fly to work i have never noticed the roof before. that building is every bit as big as it looks the place is amazing..

Ryan

Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:13 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: how do you back up your pcs properly?

Replies: 33

Views: 7982

drives

put your data hard drive into a removable cradle. and keep a spare empty cradle housing in the cubbord, that way if your pc dies, you just pull the disk out and install the cradle into your new / borrowed / backup pc. this is also good if for some reason you have to evacuate your shop in a hurry you...

Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:53 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: how do you back up your pcs properly?

Replies: 33

Views: 7982

another option.

dvd writers are another excellent backup method.. i have seen the drives for sale for under $80 (nz$) and the blanks for next to nothing also,.. 4.7gb per disk is an acceptable amount of space for client files etc.. and you can post these off site to your friend etc. It should be common sense. But a...

Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:17 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: how do you back up your pcs properly?

Replies: 33

Views: 7982

i brought two old compaq proliant servers ($150 each) and a raid 5 disk array with 4 146gb disks., one of the servers is a hot spare.. there is heaps of old server gear floating around at the moment as companies upgrade,.

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can chrome be applied to complex curves?

Replies: 12

Views: 2782

chrome./

i asked the same question to the avery guy that was running a course i was on the other day,.. he says theres a product in development made for this purpose, he didnt know when its being released but also commented that its probably going to cost more than the 900 supercast.

Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do you cut a log of vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 1341

logs

take a look here http://www.rtape.com/index_files/page0020.htm

theres a tech document called "Roll Slitting Tricks of the trade"

cheers!

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: old plotter blades.

Replies: 8

Views: 664

yeah auckland new zealand.... was just wondering if people did re-sharpen them. which it appears they do so i will ask around here, its not too much of a problem as they only charge $30nz for new ones..

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: old plotter blades.

Replies: 8

Views: 664

break

no idea the first one i noticed wasnt cutting right, so i looked at it and a very very small piece of the tip was broken off,. the second one got jammed when trying to insert into the blade holder and did the same thing.

Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: old plotter blades.

Replies: 8

Views: 664

old plotter blades.

what do you all do with your old plotter blades??? can these be re-sharpened like you do with drill bits and saw blades?? i just had one break, and broke another brand new one by jaming it up inside the blade holder somehow.. not happy..

Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "Foil" stickers for high heat applications...?

Replies: 3

Views: 878

brakes

i know the brakes on our racecar get to around 600 degrees F. way to hot for any avery vinyl in our catalogue..

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fitting Vehicle Graphics Outside

Replies: 7

Views: 850

EZYUP.

what you want is a ezup (http://www.ezup.com) these are just great, we use one for our race car as a portable garage when at race tracks around the country. you can fully errect one of these in under a miniute, we have made up clip on sides for ours so its fully enclosed when required. i think the v...

Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: cutting magnets ?

Replies: 9

Views: 2064

magsheet

out of interest are all these cut by hand?? i was looking at some magnetics on a taxi this morning and the magnetic material was cut very nicely following the graphics almost exactly, i asumed it would be a pain to do by hand as there was lots of curves etc... just wondering..

Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:00 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Managing Fonts In Windows

Replies: 4

Views: 1377

,.

sure that works, but if the font is already installed it brings up a message that the font is already installed and you need to remove the old version first. which you have to click OK on for every font like this.

Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:44 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Managing Fonts In Windows

Replies: 4

Views: 1377

Managing Fonts In Windows

not sure if its been discussed bere before, but i was wondering how people are managing there fonts etc. Ive just added another computer to our setup so that the plotters can be networked and moved out of the workshop.. now i find myself having to replicate fonts between the two machines, surely the...

Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: t-shirt presses

Replies: 7

Views: 1253

temp.

what temperature is requied for pressing??? anyone got any idea?? and also what sort of press time at that temp are you doing.. I got a heap of offcuts and samples from our supplier that im going to play around with.

Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: t-shirt presses

Replies: 7

Views: 1253

thankyou Rob, im keen to leave large runs to the pros. but just wanted to make the odd one for people / clients mostly as jokes etc. will order a couple of meters as its cheap enough and have a play around just like you said.

thanks yet again!

Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: t-shirt presses

Replies: 7

Views: 1253

t-shirt presses

was just reading signcraft and saw a writeup about pressing t-shirts.. i was wondering if its just a matter of buying some heat transfer vinyl and then ironing this on or do you need a proper t-shirt press (which from what i can see are around $1500 - $2000 NZ$) or can i just use a sandwitch press o...

Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:45 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Servicing

Replies: 8

Views: 1687

cutting strip

ive called the 5 suppliers in the area that i live in 3 of them only sell roland cutting strips and the other two want $125 (nz$) for one.. thats just crazy $125 for a bit of plastic, im going to order one from overseas when i get a chance,.. but it looks like this can simply be turned upside down..

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:02 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Servicing

Replies: 8

Views: 1687

air-in-a-can

the compressed air in a can is all good as long as you dont turn the can upside down, then you will get a spray of water coming out..

Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:23 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Servicing

Replies: 8

Views: 1687

Cutter Servicing

I've just spent the last day servicing our Graphtec cutter that appears not to of been cleaned in the last 5 years.. I've had some tracking issues doing a couple of large cuts that i was hoping this would fix, and it did. Just wanted to check here if there's anything I've missed... bottom grit rolle...

Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member Introduction

Replies: 11

Views: 1286

update....

in addition to my last email, i just wanted to thank everyone for replying and being so helpful and friendly.. im really blown away and look forward to talking and hearing what you all have to say.. I took some advise from here on Friday "practice, practice, practice" anyway i took home the entire o...

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member Introduction

Replies: 11

Views: 1286

thanks Robert!! the course was a freebe from our supplier, but i think they only usually charge $75 a day anyway so not too bad.. its too soon i realize but they only run this every 6 months (small country). Was using the cast because it was the only vinyl in the colour I needed, as most our stuff o...

Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member Introduction

Replies: 11

Views: 1286

New Member Introduction

Hello, a very quick introduction, im Ryan from New Zealand (a long way from the UK i know) my background originally was in computer animation mostly for television commercials etc, a year or so back I went freelance with my animation and at the same time started working pretty much fulltime on the c...

Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how good is Clear Application Tape?

Replies: 16

Views: 2705

how good is Clear Application Tape?

hi there, we have never used the clear app-tape before but our supplier is doing a special and we can get this for just under the price we normally pay for the paper stuff,. i know a couple of times i have wished i had the clear stuff, if i buy a roll of this can it be used in place of the paper stu...

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: access

Replies: 3

Views: 543

got my access all sorted now, can view 99% of the stuff fine.. couple of issues the two articles that i wanted i still dont have permission to. one of them was "FREE vinyl application video to download" and also on the eariler ones the images are missing.. theres no contact details on this site and ...

Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: access

Replies: 3

Views: 543

thanks lee, didnt even think about the time difference, its 11am monday morning here.. will just wait and see what happens.

cheers!!

Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: access

Replies: 3

Views: 543

access

sorry to post this here, but im getting a 404 error trying to access the contacts area of this site.. ive just signed up for access paid via credit card etc, but still get access denied thing going on when i try to get to the tutorials, any idea if theres a time delay or these need to be processed m...

Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: info please on chrome vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 884

my main concern is should i lay the black down on the car first then layer the chrome on top of that, or should i do all this before hand and just apply both to the car at once.

Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: info please on chrome vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 884

info please on chrome vinyl?

Hi there, usually i don't do installing but ive got a one off to do, its my brothers race car, he's come to me wanting a large chequered flag design over the side of the car approx 1.8 meters wide in total.. so im after a couple of tips etc. he wants to use that chrome material the stuff ive used be...

Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:10 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: what programme do you recommend for backing up?

Replies: 15

Views: 3790

USBMS

another option which we have been using for about 6 months now is those USB memory sticks, I have a 1GB version now which i backup all the really important stuff onto, ive just got an icon in the taskbar which executes a robocopy to the USB memory, ive got this attached to my key ring so that its ne...

Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Doming

Replies: 26

Views: 3048

doming

I use a heating mat / pad brought from a garden store for raising seedlings... this way i can sit my tray of doming on top of this for the entire time till dry.

Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:19 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Program needed to view EPS & AI files

Replies: 19

Views: 4830

photoshop

photoshop cs in the file menu theres an automation option from there you goto contact sheet2 this will go thru a speficied directory and create a sheet of thumbnails and titles. you can set how many per page and all the bits.

Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:30 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what banner and banner material will i use?

Replies: 7

Views: 1408

one more question..

im in the same position, about to attempt my first banner.. (this is the first banner ive been asked to do in the 4 years ive been vinyl cutting) so is it best to do these dry or wet when applying the vinyl?? i could probably get away with doing something this size dry.. but only just and only on a ...

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