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Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:52 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap : VW Beetle

Replies: 15

Views: 5717

The Avery 1005 is not a supercast (well I don't think it is) The supercast is a 900 series or something similar. I havn't tried it, I suppose I should, even if just to compare. The removal was no problem, when I discovered that I had mucked up the first print I had it about 40% applied. I walked out...

Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:04 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap : VW Beetle

Replies: 15

Views: 5717

Hi Robert, I still use Avery 1005 cast and Avery DOL 1000 laminate. The roof... we taped it into position, removed the tape from one side and folded the vinyl back in half (while still leaving the other side taped in postition so it wouldn't move). We then remove the backing from the folded half and...

Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:07 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap : VW Beetle

Replies: 15

Views: 5717

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the good comments. We did this one over a 2 week period, fitting it in when we had a spare hour or so. Probably took about 20 hours, but there were lots of interuptions in between. We did the design in photoshop and printed it ourselves on a Roland Soljet (the one with th...

Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:47 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap : VW Beetle

Replies: 15

Views: 5717

Vehicle Wrap : VW Beetle

I put a post on the boards several months ago asking for advice on wrapping our beetle. I said I would have it done in a couple of weeks, well I finally got around to it last week and here is the result.

Thanks to all those who gave advice.

Scott

Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:56 am

Forum: Roland Printers

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

Replies: 3

Views: 1753

Roland Printer

Hi Tim & Garry,

I have a SC540 which was upgraded to "EX" status in October.
I have also had some teething problems with the new inks, profiles, vinyls etc, but I have most of them sorted out now.
I am in Launceston Tasmania, so if I can be of any help send me an e-mail.

Scott Lovell

Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your Dream Premises

Replies: 9

Views: 2069

Rodney, I am also about to buy a trimmer. My printer is 1370mm wide and I am thinking of getting a 1500mm unit. What size do you have and is it too big/small? I don't know if I should go a bit larger to 2000mm or 2500mm? There is not much price difference between the 1500mm and the 2000mm, but the p...

Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:55 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: im about to wrap a vw beetle, where do i start?

Replies: 12

Views: 4596

I check out the edge site and it has some great shots of wraps. The guy that did the design / layout must know what he is doing to be able to get the design to line up correctly all the way around. Robert, when you are talking about the joins, do you mean there will need to be a join where the wheel...

Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your Dream Premises

Replies: 9

Views: 2069

I think we may have found somewhere suitable.
Lots of space, room for vehicles, hot and cold air con, in an industrial area and easy to find!
Will let you know how it goes, we are having a look today.

Scott

Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your Dream Premises

Replies: 9

Views: 2069

I should have said what we do :-? Most of our work is based on digital printing so we will obviously need a suitable are for the printer which is warm, dry, dust free etc. We do a lot of the large real estate signs with photos, the 3 main sizes are 1200mm x 900mm, 1200mm x 1800mm and 1800mm x 2400mm...

Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your Dream Premises

Replies: 9

Views: 2069

Your Dream Premises

I am about to get somewhere to set up a new businesss premises. I have been working from home for the last 8 months and have run out of room.

Can you give me your ideas (-) on what should be included if you were doing it all over again.

Thanks

Scott

Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:44 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: im about to wrap a vw beetle, where do i start?

Replies: 12

Views: 4596

Thanks for your advice Steve and Dollar, I checked out the Avery web site and couldn't find out about the CD you mentioned. I sent them an e-mail but I haven't heard from them yet. Sounds like you both think the Avery 900 super cast is the go. I will have to get some and have a try. Good advice on d...

Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:29 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: has anyone used Roland CutChoice with illustrator 10?

Replies: 6

Views: 4193

Hi Stephen,

I have a Roland digital printer and cutter and have found an excellent place for advice on their products is the Roland boards at www.rolanddga.com/boards
check it out I am sure someone there can help you.

Scott

Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anybody have experience of using the Avery 6904?

Replies: 5

Views: 2292

Hi John, I use the Avery 1005 EZ apply a fair bit. It is very good to work with as you can re-position it heaps (I have lifted and re-applied sections of it over 20 times when applying to vehicles and it still stuck down in the end). It is also easy to remove bubbles and trapped air from. It is also...

Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:18 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: im about to wrap a vw beetle, where do i start?

Replies: 12

Views: 4596

I think know what you mean Rob. To get the vinyl to fit you need to stretch it a lot (which is not too big a problem for good vinyls) the problem is how much the vinyl wants to shrink back to it's original size, if it shrinks back too much then you have problems. I use an Avery cast vinyl SEM 1005 E...

Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:43 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: im about to wrap a vw beetle, where do i start?

Replies: 12

Views: 4596

im about to wrap a vw beetle, where do i start?

Hi everyone, I am looking for a bit of advice. I have got a job coming up in a couple of weeks where I will need to wrap a VW Beetle. I have not done a wrap which such large curves. It will be a full wrap (100% of the paintwork needs to be covered). I am looking for any tips / advice for the large c...

Sun May 25, 2003 3:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2410

Hi Gray Yes we do our own printing. I have a 54" wide Roland Soljet Pro II. I bought it in November. If you ever need any digital printing done give me a call 0418 121 668. I am actually located in Launceston (I think my profile says Hobart). I used to live in Smithton so I am very familiar with the...

Wed May 21, 2003 1:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2410

The latest news!! We removed the rear number plate this afternoon and found the same thing had happened under it. There are bubbles under the laminate which are full of water. There was no overlap of vinyl in this area, so it has nothing to do with the adhesive of the vinyl. It seems like the bubble...

Wed May 21, 2003 11:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2410

Thanks Peter, I don't think this is the problem though. I do my applications dry so ther should not have been any problems with the application fluid preventing the adhesive curing. The van was inside for 2 days after I had fitted the vinyl to give it time to cure properly, and I heated the joins/ov...

Wed May 21, 2003 1:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2410

Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

I finished doing a van last week. I delivered it on Wednesday and it was used for the next few days in the rain. It was also parked outside overnight. By Tuesday water has somehow worked it's way under any areas where there was an overlap, such as a join between panels, any patches even our company ...

Fri May 16, 2003 1:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the difference between Cast vinyl & Vehicle wrap v

Replies: 5

Views: 2265

That makes sense.

Do you know who the main manufacturers of vehicle wrap are?

Fri May 16, 2003 7:34 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the difference between Cast vinyl & Vehicle wrap v

Replies: 5

Views: 2265

Thanks John,

It has helped a little, but I guess what I want to know is, does vehicle wrap have more felxability/stretch than cast vinyl or is it the same stuff?

Scott

Fri May 16, 2003 1:44 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

Hi Robert,

I used Avery cast SEM 1005 EZ vinyl for the van body and Clear Focus Jetview perforated window film. Both of these were laminated using a spray.

Scott

Fri May 16, 2003 1:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the difference between Cast vinyl & Vehicle wrap v

Replies: 5

Views: 2265

whats the difference between Cast vinyl & Vehicle wrap vinyl

Can anyone please tell me the differences between cast vinyl (such as Avery 1005 EZ & 3M controltac 180) and vehicle wrap vinyl (like the KPMF stuff)?

Is it the same or is there some difference?

Thanks

Scott

Fri May 16, 2003 1:14 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

Thanks Mike.

You would be amazed at how many "tips and tricks" that I learned off this site were used during installation.

Sharing your experience has helped me a lot.

Scott

Thu May 15, 2003 8:20 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

oops, I missed your second 2 questions :-? We prepared the van by firstly washing to remove normal dirt and dust. Them we cleaned it with a solvent cleaner to remove wax, silocone pollish, grease & tar etc. ie normal road grime. After this, and just before application of the vinyl it was given a...

Thu May 15, 2003 8:10 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

I am happy to help with any info I can, but I am no expert, I'm only learning too. I printed the graphics on a Roland Soljet printer. It is not a true solvent printer, bit the graphics are waterproof and will last 3+ years unlaminated. The prints are laminated using a spray before the graphics are i...

Thu May 15, 2003 1:02 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

Hi Martin, The van was white (same as the roof). I did the design in Photoshop on a 1 to 5 scale and then printed it on our printer. It was done in panels aprox 1300mm (54 inch) wide and then applied from the rear to the front (to get the overlaps going the right way). The windows are printed on one...

Thu May 15, 2003 12:44 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: retrovision

Replies: 10

Views: 4022

vehicle wrapping: retrovision

A van wrap we did for a local store, Jessups Retravision. Just finished yesterday. Both sides are different (as you can see from the pics). They are an electrical appliance (Retravision) and furniture retailer (Parador flooring). Gray has probably heard of them, they are in Launceston, Tasmania whic...

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