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Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Google fonts and cut vinyl - advice needed, please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1681

Re: Google fonts and cut vinyl

You can download all the google fonts here https://github.com/google/fonts/archive/master.zip

Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mark Hollinsworth, second hand printer.

Replies: 13

Views: 3357

Re: Mark Hollinsworth, second hand printer.

Same goes for selling your machines with him, I've had the same problem :(

Shame as I'd known him for a very very long time, hence why I gave him the machines to sell for me (3 plotters and a Gerber Edge, all in perfect working condition)

These days you just can't trust anyone.

Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:04 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex Issues - overheating the backing papers on vinyls.

Replies: 2

Views: 1952

What vinyls are you using?
Have you tried gradually reducing the drying and curing temperatures to see if this helps?
Did you try different vinyls? Some work better than others.

Regards,
George

Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:23 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Problem with GSXPLUS plotter, not matching up - help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 4584

Is it doing it just on the cling film or also on normal vinyl?
If it's just the cling film, try putting a new blade in and reducing the cutting pressure.

Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:16 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP latex printer maintenance contracts query.

Replies: 2

Views: 3698

Ewan, I have owned a latex for over 4 years now, and have always had a maintenance contract with Art Systems. Yes it is expensive and I hope my machine never breaks down, but if it does that's when the maintenance contract is worth having. My own machine is in perfect running order as I look after i...

Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Opinions on Hp 360 Latex? please :)

Replies: 10

Views: 6091

So basically it's no good for vinyls?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:55 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Problem with GSXPLUS plotter, not matching up - help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 4584

Good point Jason, I forgot that the gsx has no theta holder. Might then be a couple of different problems that cause the objects not closing.A very good guide would be the user manual, you can find it here: http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/PDF/fastfacts/literature/GSXPlus_Users_Manual.pdf page 45 onw...

Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:16 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Problem with GSXPLUS plotter, not matching up - help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 4584

If you remove the blade holder and look down in the hole where it goes you should see a little notch which makes it rotate, is it exactly at a 90 degree position (i.e. at 0 degrees, or 90 degrees, or 180 degrees, or 270 degrees)? If it is slightly off this could cause the problem you describe, so yo...

Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:38 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Tee shirt press - recommendations please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3197

Cheryl,

I've got a heat press that I no longer use, and don't want a lot for it. It's s an american machine that I bought about 15 years ago, but never used it very much.
If you're interested give me a shout.

Regards
George

Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 any good? Opinions please?

Replies: 3

Views: 3875

I've had mine for 4 years, and are considering changing it right now, having said that it runs perfectly so might just hang on to it for another year or so. Would be nice to have the new faster one but not an absolute necessity as this one does everything it needs to do. Be sure to take out an exten...

Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:07 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Roland Vs Hp help

Replies: 1

Views: 4182

Hi Jim, I've had an L25500 for nearly 4 years now after 8 years of eco-solvents, and would never go back. There is no gassing off time, print/lam/cut/fit no problem. m/x graphics are fine as well (I do kart graphics but the materials are virtually the same, and cut them on the Summa). Not tried clot...

Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:01 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: What plotter for HP latex with di-cut feature

Replies: 4

Views: 2107

I've used a Summa D160 alongside my L25500 for nearly 4 years now, almost perfect results every time. I say almost as some materials work better than others, the cheaper vinyls (usually monomerics) tend to mis-register print to cut more than the better vinyls. Overall I would recommend the Summa, ha...

Fri May 30, 2014 11:17 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: File not importing

Replies: 6

Views: 2171

Probably due to signlab not interpreting the embedded fonts correctly.
Ask whoever created the file to convert all text to outlines or curves prior to saving the pdf file.

Sun May 11, 2014 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Keencut steeltrack 250cm

Replies: 10

Views: 2928

All the sizes are on their website as far as I can see http://www.keencut.com/uk/products/vertical-cutters/steeltrak.aspx So, 326cm from top to bottom, and 75-78cm depth away from wall. I wasn't aware of a new 2.5m one, I've got the 2.1m one, will have a look to see if I can fit this one in it's pla...

Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Its all about the tweezers

Replies: 25

Views: 4507

The ones that Steve posted are indeed the Spandex ones. They were in the kit box that came with their GS-15 plotter 23 years ago, I've been using mine since then every single day and would not be without them. I bought some more since then (2 pairs from spandex about 21 years ago and more recently a...

Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:42 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: gerber omega

Replies: 9

Views: 3145

I've used Omega since it was known as Graphix Advantage many moons ago (I seem to remember version 6.1?), and always bought every upgrade there ever was, for me it has always been money well spent as the Edge has made me a lot of money, and the upgrades always had something new that would make my jo...

Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge users software

Replies: 19

Views: 3872

Paul, I 've been printing on Edges for about 20 years now (crikey! didn't think I'd been using them that long!), and calendered vinyl is 99.9% of what i print on, but never have the problems you're experiencing, I rarely have to reprint anything.

What brand(s) do you print on?
George

Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge users software

Replies: 19

Views: 3872

Best program is Omega, I know I'm biased as I've used it since day one, but it is the best.

Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Optical clear vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 1478

As Chris has said, optically clear means you can see through it clearly as opposed to the hazy vision on normal clear vinyl or laminate.

Covering it in white defeats the object of using the optically clear vinyl, as you can no longer see through it!

It does not increase the vibrancy of printing.

Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:13 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Quickest way of drawing around this shape?

Replies: 10

Views: 2924

Select all, then go "arrange/shaping/boundary" on the menu.
This will create a single line around the outer edges.

Regards
George

Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:12 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: two monitors or not

Replies: 15

Views: 5459

Peter, Doing this from memory so it might not be all correct. Have a look at the back of your computer to see if your graphics card has two outputs, if it has then you can assume that it is possible to set up two monitors on it. Plug in a second monitor in the other output, then go to your display p...

Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:03 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge problem

Replies: 7

Views: 2323

Right, in this case if you run a program called GSPTray (it's in the group of programs in the GSP folder on the menu), this will put an icon in the notification area of the taskbar (bottom right of the screen). Right-click on this icon and then left-click on "install Vinyl Printer", and fr...

Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge problem

Replies: 7

Views: 2323

What version of Composer is it, CP or CS? IIRC CP would be the Edge version, whilst CS does not have the facility to create & send jobs to the edge. Quick way to try is to select a shape in Composer and press "1! on the keyboard (above the letter "Q", not on the numeric keypad). I...

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:32 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Skewed prints on L26500

Replies: 8

Views: 5197

That's what I thought initially, so I placed some 100mm markers on the edge of the vinyl prior to printing it, as it was a new vinyl for me. Over a 2 metre print the markers were perfect, but the printed image was 2cm longer, but that was the same along both edges lenghtways. I cannot figure out wha...

Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Skewed prints on L26500

Replies: 8

Views: 5197

Had something very similar happen to me not that long ago, so try cleaning the omas sensor. Mine was not dirty enough that the printer would say it wasn't working, but dirty enough to give a wrong reading and the printer would advance the material stretching it by about 1% (so a one metre print was ...

Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Signlab, Flexisign or Omega Composer?

Replies: 28

Views: 8312

+1 for Omega for me, power user for 23 years :D

Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problem Edge FW

Replies: 3

Views: 1164

Crease on the foil, try winding a few inches of material and print again, it might just be slightly skewed.

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a New Printer. which one?

Replies: 18

Views: 5230

I'm with Dave on this one, 3rd year ending in 5 days time, just about to extend the warranty on it. User replaceable heads about £80 each, used about 10 in 3 years....and they take minutes to change & be up and running again... Banners can be fussy but once you find the right one it's no problem...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:45 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: take up system recommendation please

Replies: 10

Views: 3400

I've still got my original roland one which was on the grenadier (so a soljet pro II), not sure if it's compatible with your SP540 Cheryl.
If you're intererested I'm looking for £250 for it, give me a shout. It is in full working order obviously.

Cheers
George

Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:04 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: the new TMT laser with white toner... and other options...

Replies: 11

Views: 4741

I must admit that for 2k it would be reasonable to expect that it comes with full carts, that was the only disappointment.... :(
G

Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Printing on sheet media with the HP L26500

Replies: 3

Views: 4369

No problem, I've done that in the past and it worked ok, just make sure you tape both the top edge and the bottom!
G

Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:16 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Printing on sheet media with the HP L26500

Replies: 3

Views: 4369

Have you tried taping the sheet to the front of a roll, so the printer thinks it has a full roll?
G

Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:48 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: the new TMT laser with white toner... and other options...

Replies: 11

Views: 4741

I bought one from TMT at the signuk fair, good piece of kit, and yes it does come with startup toners.
Easy process with the two part stage with the WOW papers.
I'm currently testing the print washability on some samples we made, then I'll decide what to do.

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wrapping a perforated shutter

Replies: 2

Views: 1288

I've done this before, used a high tack adhesive and also made the customer aware that it might fail due to the perforated background. Done the job, and held pretty well, shame the shop went bust a year later and the landlord removed the graphics so I couldn't judge how long it would last. George Z

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is it possible to purchase double thick vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 1332

Use a laminator, or ask a local firm if they can laminate it for you. If you don't have access to a laminator, float a layer of clear or coloured vinyl on using the wet method (sorry Rob!). Cut everything twice and mount it layer on layer, I do this for a particular job where I cut the same job ten ...

Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Memjet Super Fast Printer - Video

Replies: 7

Views: 1971

Also, can you imagine "that colour is not quite right".......too late, 20 metres of wrap wasted......aaaargh! :D

Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6674

3M for digital & wraps
Avery 700 and 3M 50 for normal work
Avery 500 for short term jobs

Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Font id help please

Replies: 2

Views: 1272

Zapf Calligraphic italic :D

Thu May 23, 2013 8:58 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: printing white, help needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1688

Paul, Make a copy of the text and combine that with the background, thus punching out the text from the background itself, or select the text first, then the background, then use the 'arrange/effects/trim" option which will do the same thing. To verify that either have worked, then move the tex...

Sat May 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Help Required on Gerber Edge Upgrade , Summa DC4sx Option?

Replies: 7

Views: 3139

Sorry forgot to say in reply to your last question, the fx is indeed faster than the older versions, and can run in two higher resolution modes (600x300 and 1200x300dpi), only trade-off in high res is a lower printing speed. Other good points are that the fx uses a network connection rather than par...

Sat May 04, 2013 7:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Help Required on Gerber Edge Upgrade , Summa DC4sx Option?

Replies: 7

Views: 3139

Tim, If it helps, you can convert the old edge foils to fit the new fx, all you need to do is unwide all the old foils and then rewind them onto the fx spent foil cores. I did this with all of mine, using a cordless drill to speed things up (but not too much otherwise you'll melt the plastic!). Ah, ...

Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:21 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Sequential plotting...

Replies: 11

Views: 3702

Jill,

Have a look at http://www.gdgmacros.com/details.php?prodId=48, I use this in corel, well worth the cost.

Regards,
George

Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New workshop, problem with parked cars

Replies: 19

Views: 3958

Long ago a customer of mine had someone that kept parking in front of his private garage, so I made some no parking signs for him.
They still parked in front of his garage, so he got his 4x4 and winched the parked car into the street.
Never had a problem since...

Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New workshop, problem with parked cars

Replies: 19

Views: 3958

Get some ultradestructible vinyl, cut some "don't park here" stickers and apply them to the windscreens of the offending cars.

Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:40 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: New laptop advice

Replies: 35

Views: 11352

I wouldn't say completely negative, just takes time to get used to it as it's initially quite different. Things is eventually we'll have to change to it, as next year support for xp will go, then in 2020 it wioll be the turn of the support for win7. My main problem was updating all the drivers, soft...

Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:51 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: New laptop advice

Replies: 35

Views: 11352

I've just built two new pcs with windows 8, was a bit of a shock not seeing the start :o button!

Once you get used to it, it is ok, just initially hard to break a 20+ year habit of knowing where everything is.

Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:39 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple or PC new sign design computer?

Replies: 37

Views: 12704

Just ordered up all the bits & bobs to build 3 new shining pcs, I've tried macs in the past but always revert back to a pc.

Love the mac vs pc debate, it's always so entertaining!!! :D

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:21 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Disappearing Text in Corel X5, help please?

Replies: 11

Views: 3920

UPDATE

The security update has now been re-released (v2.0 released today 20/12/12) and now works without problems in Coreldraw, on my pcs it works fine. :D

Cheers
George

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:08 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Disappearing Text in Corel X5, help please?

Replies: 11

Views: 3920

Cause: microsoft security update KB2753842 (security update for OpenType Compact Font Format) Cure: Go to control panel / add & remove programs / click on "show updates" / scroll down to windows updates, look for KB275384 and remove it When windows update shows the same update again (i...

Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:54 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L2550 printer advice needed please?.

Replies: 13

Views: 7342

Hi Phillip, I second everything that Jason has stated. Here are the other answers: What is the learning curve? is it difficult with the rip or is the printer more awkward to use? The rips are usually reasonably easy to use (I use mine with Onyx postershop), the printer is dead easy to use, the learn...

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:16 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: is there a way to sort my mac mouse problem out?

Replies: 13

Views: 4378

On a pc you can modify the acceleration setting, so if you move the mouse faster on screen it will travel further than if you moved it slower given the same distance on your worktop, is there not such a setting on the mac?

Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The Perils of being a Sign Maker!

Replies: 21

Views: 3906

Gert du Preez wrote:NO, Idiot! I professionally breastfeed Smurfs 22 hours a day, and as soon as I get those suckling little blue buggers of my nipple I grab a paintbrush to vandalise a wall...


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

And what about

"that's the wrong van you're fitting the graphics to...."

Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: advice on buying a 64" wide printer with white ink?

Replies: 17

Views: 5471

Robert Lambie wrote:
George Zerbino wrote:The Edge can print a pretty good white, and can easily go for 100 yards using a single foil, so 64" is no problem at all :D


I'm thinking he means 64" wide George mate? :lol1:


My reply was meant to be ironic Rob :D :D

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:39 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: advice on buying a 64" wide printer with white ink?

Replies: 17

Views: 5471

The Edge can print a pretty good white, and can easily go for 100 yards using a single foil, so 64" is no problem at all :D

Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Good allround hp designjet

Replies: 4

Views: 4967

You won't be disappointed, exterior vinyls/posters/canvas/wallpaper...I've used all of these materials with great results. :D

Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:06 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Good allround hp designjet

Replies: 4

Views: 4967

Same as Dave, the only HP printers suitable are the L25500 and L26500 latex.

Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help Needed: after print/cut/lam it keeps shrinking.

Replies: 17

Views: 3010

I use tons of IJ40 and IJ40-C, always laminated with either IJ40-114 or the 3M laminate (can't remember the number), never a problem with shrinkage so it's either not enough outgassing time or most probably the laminate you're using.

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminator for application tape?

Replies: 17

Views: 4641

Mine is an Easymount EM-720, came from Grafityp.

Cannot remember the price off the top of my head, might have been around the £700 mark.

Does the job perfectly, I regularly do jobs from a metre long to 20/30 metres.

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminator for application tape?

Replies: 17

Views: 4641

Ah that makes sense now Rob, I agree as well: a real laminator will put enough pressure down but other tools might not.

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminator for application tape?

Replies: 17

Views: 4641

Same here, I use my normal 54" laminator for applying tape to the larger stuff and have a separate 27" laminator that I bought solely to apply either 24" or 13" tape, saves time & effort as no extra squeegeeing is required.

Cheers,
George

Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:39 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6644

Nicola, can you let me know as well?

Years ago I nearly bought an american machine (don't have the link for it anymore) but the reseller said they had problems with it and I never heard back.

Many thanks,
George

Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:52 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge fx foils

Replies: 2

Views: 802

PrintOne do them, I think Hexis might still sell them as well and maybe even Metamark.

Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where can I buy gerber fx vinyl

Replies: 2

Views: 1252

Amari plastics, Hexis, Sign Trade Supplies...

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:02 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: What machine did you start out with?

Replies: 25

Views: 10253

Gerber GS15 plotter, a NEC pc with a whopping 40 megabyte hard drive and a 5.25" floppy drive, optional maths coprocessor chip (£1,000!) running Windows 3.0 and MS-DOS 5 I believe, Gerber Graphix Advantage with 25 fonts, outline package, special effects package (welding), shadow package, and a ...

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Does anyone else service gerber edge instead of spandex

Replies: 14

Views: 2840

Hi Jason, It is indeed with Spandex, and does cover the head as well. I do remember that there are various levels of cover which have different prices, so it might be worth checking them out. Maybe this has nothing with it, but I've had a cover with them for 17 years so I might have a better price (...

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Does anyone else service gerber edge instead of spandex

Replies: 14

Views: 2840

I've had an Edge FX for over 6 years and an Edge Trunion II for about 17, service contract on the FX from memory is £53 per month including head cover. On the older Edge I had 7 printheads (seem to remember they where about £2k supply & fit, might be wrong), but covered by the service contract. ...

Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:13 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Looking to make the leap & buy a hp L26500

Replies: 11

Views: 6768

Kevin, I've had a 25500 for almost two years now, using a Summa D160 for all the contour cutting. I mostly use 3M IJ40 for printing & contour cutting and it's always spot on, always use bleeds but rarely need them as the cutting is very precise. However I did experience problems using a couple o...

Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can Spandex Minstral RIP print barcodes and numbering on the

Replies: 2

Views: 1650

Forgot to say that in Omega sequential numbers & barcodes are fine, I do quite a lot of them myself.

Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:56 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can Spandex Minstral RIP print barcodes and numbering on the

Replies: 2

Views: 1650

If you are going to run an Edge, I wouldn't look any further that Gerber Omega as it's the best software for it. I'm a little biased as I've used it for 22 years, I did however try various other programs that would run the Edge and always reverted back to Omega (and Graphix Advantage prior to that).

Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views & Opinions on "waiting area" at work?

Replies: 23

Views: 3573

Mine are more than welcome to wait whilst I work on their vehicles, but they do have to come out of the shop with me.
There's a pub just a few metres from my premises, so most of them end up going there.

Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Banner tape supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 2596

Same here, easyhem from grafityp, used it for years with no problems.

Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Galvanised Trailer Advice Please

Replies: 3

Views: 1530

Use hexis' high tack vinyl if you're concerned, as it's one of its recommended applications.

Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:19 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Just wondering how safe Eco Sol Max Ink is

Replies: 7

Views: 3184

Are there any warning triangular logos on the cartridges? They might give you a bit more info, rather than the adverts/

That's one of the reasons why I changed to latex.

Mon May 28, 2012 12:15 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: what banner material do you use on the 25500

Replies: 8

Views: 5744

Craig,

I've just ordered up a roll of BW2 from Soyang, what profile do you use to print it?

Cheers,
George

Fri May 25, 2012 11:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Logo Quiz App

Replies: 3

Views: 1132

Also try the LogosQuiz, another good one.

Fri May 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: what banner material do you use on the 25500

Replies: 8

Views: 5744

You're right Dave, it's very hard to justify the expense when other materials are much more competitively priced.
Unfortunately until I find an alternative I will have to go the HP route for the banner material to ensure the best results for the time being.

Thu May 24, 2012 12:45 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: what banner material do you use on the 25500

Replies: 8

Views: 5744

Hi Jason, Nothing wrong with it other than it was discontinued quite a while ago. The one I'm talking about is the "outdoor frontlit scrim banner", I know there's the "durable frontlit scrim banner" still available but it does cost twice as much and unfortunately prices itself ou...

Wed May 23, 2012 10:52 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: what banner material do you use on the 25500

Replies: 8

Views: 5744

Thank you Craig, had a quick look at their website but it is down at the moment.

Any other takers?

Thanks,
George

Wed May 23, 2012 11:17 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: what banner material do you use on the 25500

Replies: 8

Views: 5744

what banner material do you use on the 25500

As the title says, which banner material do you successfully use on your L25500?

I'm trying to find an alternative to HP's own frontlit scrim banner, I've tried a couple so far but with unacceptable results.

Many thanks
George

Tue May 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex printed wallpaper?

Replies: 12

Views: 7003

Andre,

I've got to ask, why is there a bike in the middle of the wall?

Cheers,
George

Tue May 22, 2012 6:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone recommend where i can source these please

Replies: 12

Views: 2206

Re: can anyone recommend where i can source these please

Denise Goodfellow wrote:The local off license.......... :D


:D :D Good one Denise!

Wed May 16, 2012 10:29 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP Latex printed wallpaper?

Replies: 12

Views: 7003

And I've used the HP wallpaper, fantastic print quality & colours.

Wed May 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Latex honeymoon period now over

Replies: 16

Views: 8790

Had mine for nearly 2 years, will definitively get another one after this. Print quality is second to none, speed is very good, materials...yes it can be fussy but once you have all the types you need sorted (vinyl/paper/banner/wrap/popup/rollup/cling/flag/canvas/wallpaper/etc) then there is no real...

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any more ****** rain

Replies: 27

Views: 3208

The funny thing is when they say "yes it's raining....but it's not the right type of rain" Still can't figure than one out, is there a type of rain that goes elsewhere once it has fallen? Perhaps it glides above the ground and then takes an alternative route to the sea bypassing the natura...

Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting round door handles. Cut on vehicle or template?

Replies: 7

Views: 2404

I've fitted loads of these actual ones for a local importer, always used the original graphics which are indeed cut around the handles.
If I had to make them I would make a template on the car and then cut them to the right shapes, this way you'll get a perfect fit.

Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:53 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Unofficial Corel survery

Replies: 20

Views: 5590

I've got mine, but because many of the macros I use don't work on X6, I have to use X5...bit of a shame but shouldn't take too long

Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:36 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa S160T, looking for views & opinions please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3128

Frank,

I have a S160D (drag knife) and two S75T (tangential knife).
Never tried to cut card, but the T version do have some cutting power.
I would suggest to contact Summa and ask them directly if it will do the job.

Very good machines, hence why I bought 3.

George

Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: hp 25500 or 26500

Replies: 3

Views: 5010

I agree with Dave, 25500 can be fussy with banners.

Maintenance is almost nothing, very easy.

Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Color method game

Replies: 1

Views: 843

Color method game

http://color.method.ac/

hard at first, my 1st attempt only got 7.8

Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: strange voucher

Replies: 3

Views: 995

yeh as you can see in your circle, that's the "Oucher" code :wink: :D :D :D So, just after you've added all the bits to the shopping basket, get the final price and appropriately write the voucher code which is basically what's going through your head as you press the 'buy now' button... ...

Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: strange voucher

Replies: 3

Views: 995

strange voucher

:o

Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:37 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any thoughts on the new omega 5.0 software

Replies: 5

Views: 2414

Hi Jason,
You're correct it work with any type of Edge, my typo.
George

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:31 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any thoughts on the new omega 5.0 software

Replies: 5

Views: 2414

I use it, definitively a must have, tons of new features. FX 1200dpi mode was introduced in version 4 or 3, not too sure. If you run an FX and an Envision there's a new automatic print & cut feature which removes the need to use the bombsight to align the jobs, dead easy to use as you just 'home...

Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Does Omega V2.0 work on Windows 7 ?

Replies: 26

Views: 8450

I've used Omega for over 22 years (it had a different name back then) and always buy every single upgrade. The very latest version 5.0 is definitively worth having, many many new features. In the past 2 weeks the new nesting feature alone has saved me in terms of time and material as much as the cos...

Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:23 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Can wraps fail if fitted on left, using right hand?

Replies: 23

Views: 4487

Flip the car on its roof?
Dismantle the bumper & flip over?
Have a buddy that is left/right handed opposite to you?
Don't wrap the bumpers?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:17 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Flatbed Cutter FC2250 - Any common known faults?

Replies: 15

Views: 6922

Simon, flatbeds are well suited to cut material that cannot be cut well on a roll, like thick reflective vinyls, magnetics, or even very thin materials such as window tint, because the material lays still on the plotter bed and it's the cutter head that does all the movements (x and y).

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Flatbed Cutter FC2250 - Any common known faults?

Replies: 15

Views: 6922

Never had any experience with this plotter, but the list price apparently is around £22k (google graphtec + the number to go to the graphtec gb webite), so £2500 seems a steal!

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Registration Mark Issue... When printing onto clear

Replies: 10

Views: 4020

Just recalibrate the plotter using the material you've just printed on.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Text overlapping when cutting

Replies: 12

Views: 3605

Try this sequence:

Select the text
Press ctrl+K to break apart the letters (if you have more than one words then press ctrl+K twice)
Press ctrl+Q to convert to curves
now use the weld tool or "arrange/shaping/weld" on the menu

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:49 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: How to curve an image

Replies: 10

Views: 3716

Print design onto normal paper, trim to size of mug, apply with masking tape, photograph (tape will be behind). Distortion done!

Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:11 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Latex Printers

Replies: 5

Views: 5028

Mark,
Odd that the unprinted areas would be tackier, the latex ink (having no solvents) don't attack the vinyl.
I would agree that high humidity would result in the vinyl sticking more.

Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:40 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Latex Printers

Replies: 5

Views: 5028

Print, then laminate, then fit. All within minutes. No outgassing required.
With regards to longevity, same answer as Dave: early days (mine is 16 months old).

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:42 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Why does my hard drive space keep going down?

Replies: 18

Views: 6390

I'm with Chris on this one, use ccleaner - amazing what space it recuperates, might take a while on your first run, and use the registry cleaner side of it too.

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge - printing true type fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 2190

Chris, The Edge is a very powerful printer, but you must know exactly how it works. The results that you obtain from it can be both very good and very bad, it's all down to experimenting. I've owned them since 1994, and I'm still learning new tricks. Mine are in use every single day, churning out st...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge - printing true type fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 2190

No problem Ken, Now I know you're using an FX, there is a little trick you can use to speed things up: Separate your colours into 2 jobs, one that you can print at full speed then end the job at the beginning of the vinyl, after that you can send the other part of the job at 1200dpi. This needs a bi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge - printing true type fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 2190

At 10 point the letters are approx 2.5mm high, so even at 600dpi that leaves only 59 pixel to define the whole letter, hence why diagonal lines appear jagged. Unfortunately that is the limit of the Edge 2, so I don't think you'll be able to improve on it, you're already doing all the right things. M...

Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge - printing true type fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 2190

What size are the letters?
Did you try rotating the design 90 degrees?
Are you using the 600dpi option?
Using "small text" will give you a better result hence the name so I would stick with that for small fonts.

Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:15 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How to print fluorescent colors?

Replies: 5

Views: 2012

David,

I use the fluorescent colours on the FX without any problems.
Buy the Edge1 colours, then carefully rewind the foils onto a spent FX refill - sorted!

Regards,
George

Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:39 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Egde FX Screeching

Replies: 4

Views: 849

Alex, This is the direct link to the gsp website's document about this very issue. It explains what you need to do to eliminate the squeak. http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/PDF/fastfacts/4290.pdf (Admins - please feel free to delete the link in case I have broken the forum's rules, as I'm not sure if...

Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Running Costs of Latex Printer?

Replies: 7

Views: 6466

Hi Luke, Must admit I haven't tried all the films that 3M sell, althought I'm intrigued by a long term monomeric. I have samples of IJ25 in gloss and matt, and they look pretty good to me. Hi Stuart, Thanks for the info, I remember looking it up prior to getting the printer. Regards, George

Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: advice & feedback needed on Epson gs6000?

Replies: 4

Views: 1188

Same as Dave for me as well.

Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:34 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Running Costs of Latex Printer?

Replies: 7

Views: 6466

I've got one like Dave's, mine is 15 months old. Previous printer was the Grenadier 54". Inks are more expensive, but you waste less inks as the print quality is more consistent, and there is no need to do head cleans, head soaks and other maintenance. As Dave says, the printer will tell you ho...

Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what a mess...any suggestions?

Replies: 40

Views: 10198

I was asked to do a quote for them a number of years ago, and if memory serves me well the budget was way too low to do anything (i.e. unreasonable) so I walked away from it. If the job cannot be done properly I'd rather not do it.

Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:52 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 filling the room with fog?

Replies: 9

Views: 6118

I had this happen to me when I first got the printer, I thought it had caught fire as I couldn't see anything in the print room (size of the room is 12' x 6'). Opened the door slightly so to let a little air in and out, and problem solved. Now I just leave one of the doors partially open and I've ne...

Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: The Kerning Game

Replies: 38

Views: 19887

There;s another game on the same site:

http://shape.method.ac/

Here I got 89

Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:51 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: The Kerning Game

Replies: 38

Views: 19887

I got 95. Clever idea for a site

Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:52 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: File search in corel x5

Replies: 3

Views: 1742

try typing "uk" very fast, does it still go to "u" first then to "k"?

Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:14 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier CYAN & MAGENTA not printing correctly

Replies: 14

Views: 4377

Looks like light cyan and light magenta to me, are you sure the correct ink is in the correct place?

Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sunstrip problem advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 2585

I've used mactac 8300 monomeric with Edge print for years on many of the championship graphics I produce, without any problem. But these only need to be on for 1 year max. All the other ones I make are always on a polymeric, but most times even they don't stay on for very long seen as most times the...

Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sunstrip problem advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 2585

John, I've done & applied thousands, in cut vinyl, Edge printed, screen printed, solvent printed, Latex printed. I apply them dry, and I know some clients that apply them wet. Never had a failure, unless they were wet applied and then the vehicle goes on the track immediately after fitting on a ...

Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:40 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10571

Jason, I usually have one of everything in stock, as it's a reasonable amount of money sitting there doing nothing. Seen as everything is on next day delivery, it's not usually a problem (apart from now). Like you, once one is used the replacement is ordered on the spot. Colour coding on the box, ye...

Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:32 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10571

Correct Dave, that part of the job needs reprinting but no major problem (1.8 metre photo)

Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10571

Funnily enough I've just had a little problem with mine today, cyan ran out mid-job, I replace it with a new cartridge and.....I've got a duff cartridge! All this technology & chips in the carts, no good if they don't work! Anyway, William Smith to the rescue with a replacement one tomorrow morn...

Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: trying to source coloured carbon fibre, advice?

Replies: 14

Views: 3970

The "veyron" blue from Hexis is a very nice colour, and has a bit of a pearl effect in the sun. Looks great on a black car.

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:19 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Converting a Symbol into a bitmap.

Replies: 3

Views: 1679

right click on it, then click on "revert to objects"

Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:06 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Everyone thinks they are designers!

Replies: 32

Views: 17624

Graham Shand wrote:Hot off the press, for ten points can anyone tell me what kinda bird leaves these kind of tracks ? Or if you like "is it a bird is it a loaf" , there's gotta be an easier way to make a living, I feel like an Art therapist.


Easy, a genetically modified one!

Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10571

Hi Jason, For the poly prop I'm using the 3M IJ-40 (vinyl) profile, the only difference is the curing temp which I've set at it's lowest. I played a lot with profiles, this one gave the best colours. Interesting on the L26500, I'll look into it. The black on this could do with being a bit 'blacker',...

Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Quick Review

Replies: 17

Views: 10571

Jason, What rip are you using? For the poly prop try changing the curing temperature setting (with mine, by lowering it to the lowest setting the inks still cured fine, and the material stayed flat with no wrinkling caused by the heat). The material loading is a case of getting used to it, I can cha...

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Heaters for workshop and office

Replies: 66

Views: 16056

Same for me, latex heats the whole shop up, and in the summer I just open the door and mix up some mojitos!
The heating last winter never got turned on once.

Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:32 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: 3 months of HP L25500 ownership

Replies: 36

Views: 20488

As far as I'm aware, the upgrade to compensate for this is in Onyx Postershop version 10.1, and I think it's a paid for update (will check tomorrow). This allows to compensate in cutting after printing, but it does not rectify the printing, so if the print is bowed it will remain bowed, it's the cut...

Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:26 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: 3 months of HP L25500 ownership

Replies: 36

Views: 20488

Martin, Basically when printing certain materials a bowing effect will happen, best way to describe this is when you finish printing, lay the material on your bench and grab your nice straight ruler to trim up the graphics, you'll notice that a perfectly horizontal line (which is printed across the ...

Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:46 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: 3 months of HP L25500 ownership

Replies: 36

Views: 20488

Had mine for 11 months now, couple of hiccups on the way but all solved over the phone with HP (one issue was a defective cyan head which leaked inside the printer, and one required changing the cleaning kit at 86% usage). Other little problems solved again over the phone but with William Smith, I g...

Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which vinyl will stick like you know what to emulsion walls?

Replies: 7

Views: 3042

Maybe the high grip vinyls from Hexis? They do stick like the proverbial, and from memory they have monomeric, polymeric and cast.

Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How can i display the measurements on my approval?

Replies: 15

Views: 6456

Omega has it, and as Andy says so does Corel.

Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: How do you constrain movement in Omega

Replies: 3

Views: 1684

I've used Omega (aka Grafix Advantage) for 20 years, so for me that is the norm - but I know what you mean.

Glad to be of help.

Cheers,
George

Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: How do you constrain movement in Omega

Replies: 3

Views: 1684

Press "o" on the keyboard to toggle "on axis" on and off. Moving objects will be constrained to their x or y axis depending on movement. Press "n" to toggle snap to guidelines on and off. Press "g" to toggle snap to grid on and off. These 3 will appear as icon...

Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:58 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Latex Printer, any thoughts???

Replies: 17

Views: 10844

On some yes, such as banner material and cling film.
Just needed to try some other ones, and once you find the right ones then it's sorted.
Having said that I also tried some difficult materials to print on solvent (flag/cloth), and the hp didn't even break a sweat on them - perfect prints.

Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Latex Printer, any thoughts???

Replies: 17

Views: 10844

As far as I can tell, better than the solvents I used to use on my old Grenadier.
The scratch resistance is higher, not perfect but higher.
As far as outdoor resistance it's still early days for me so I cannot say if they last longer or as much as (I hope!!!).

Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:08 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Latex Printer, any thoughts???

Replies: 17

Views: 10844

Colour consistency is on the plus points on the hp with it's own colour spectrophotometer.

Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:37 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L25500 Latex Printer, any thoughts???

Replies: 17

Views: 10844

I've had one since October, best printer I've ever had.
Bit of experimenting is required if you want to try different materials, but for me big thumbs up.

George Z.

Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New competition on the block

Replies: 12

Views: 2455

George Elsmore wrote:he has obviously been dipping his brush in another pot :lol1:


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New competition on the block

Replies: 12

Views: 2455

Phill Fenton wrote:And I thought it was the VAT inspectors car :o

:D :D :D :D

The bloke has just come out, had a look, made a phone call and went off....he's not bitter then.....

Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New competition on the block

Replies: 12

Views: 2455

Not mine Phill, fortunately!

I'm waiting for the guy to wake up and see his reaction, everyone passing by is taking pictures and laughing. :D

Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New competition on the block

Replies: 12

Views: 2455

New competition on the block

Go to work this morning and found this in the car park..... :o

Tue May 24, 2011 10:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: My steeltrak has arrived!!

Replies: 6

Views: 1542

Philip,

The cutter is working properly, that's the way it cuts the composite.
You can re-bend the panels (not ideal but only solution). That's what I do.

Certain sizes (small-ish) bend more that others, but I don't think there's much you can do about it.

Regards,
George

Sat May 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Please can i have some help with layering vinyl thanx!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 2382

Same as Peter, either on bench or on job and always dry.
Lenght is not a problem, only thing you might find is that the top layer will stretch a little whilst applying onto the bottom layer so if possible you might want to split the graphic in sections (where possible) and re-join using masking tape.

Sat May 21, 2011 8:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rude customer or does he have a point?

Replies: 15

Views: 3610

Not beating myself up for it, just wondering what else to write to wind him up even more, specially seen that Monday everything comes to an end.... :D

Fri May 20, 2011 10:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rude customer or does he have a point?

Replies: 15

Views: 3610

Mike, In 20 years I've never done something like this, even if I though about it a million times. But I did write it as best I could, always polite and never discourteous - just a tad sarcastic. I wonder why he hasn't called me as of yet (i kept the phone free all day just in case.......not!) Perhap...

Fri May 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega software Help?

Replies: 16

Views: 6129

Hi Tony long time no chat,

Usually if a dialog box is open then the focus is off the main window, hence why a new gspplot is executed.
What you say (shut down all gspplots and only re-send the job) always works for me.

Regards,
George

Fri May 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rude customer or does he have a point?

Replies: 15

Views: 3610

Absolutely right Phill,

I normally ignore things like this, I had an hour of thinking of a good reply to it whilst I was fitting a job and thought "why not?", as sometimes you just have to.

Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega software Help?

Replies: 16

Views: 6129

If that doesn't work, then untick it and try again (that's my setup)

Fri May 20, 2011 1:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rude customer or does he have a point?

Replies: 15

Views: 3610

Thanks Jill, I usually ignore the rude comments and just go with the work aspect, but on this occasion I couldn't help myself. Bear in I have no idea who this person is, so as a first email to be sent to me I found it a bit weird (I'm not easily offended, but this takes the biscuit!). Cheers, George

Fri May 20, 2011 12:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega software Help?

Replies: 16

Views: 6129

In GSPplot, go to tools/options on the menu bar, and put a tick in "warn when exiting gspplot from quick launch mode". Not sure if it will work but it's the only thing I can think of at the moment. Have you checked that all the gspplot windows have been shut down? And maybe even reboot the...

Fri May 20, 2011 11:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rude customer or does he have a point?

Replies: 15

Views: 3610

Rude customer or does he have a point?

Here is an email I just received this morning: Hello your phone is always engadged..10am today till ???you need to update and get more lines in...we can't keep redialing you..it's very frustrating.. Thankyou (name removed) Bear in mind the email arrived at 10.12am, and he rang me about 10.15am - I w...

Thu May 19, 2011 7:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega software Help?

Replies: 16

Views: 6129

On the first gspplot window, do you have a dialog box open (such as device select, etc). If so, every job you send to the gspplot will open a new window.

Quick solution (as I'm not at work): shut ALL gspplot windows, and it should be cured.

Tue May 10, 2011 4:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 white weeding problem.

Replies: 6

Views: 2051

Hello Rachel,

Thank you for clarifying the issue.

Yes, I've used about 150 metres of it up to now and almost finished this last roll. Hopefully the new one I have is ok.

Regards,
George Zerbino

Sat May 07, 2011 7:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 white weeding problem.

Replies: 6

Views: 2051

Glue migration is a good explanation, especially in this warmer weather, but it happens on cutting & weeding immediately, and only on the gloss white. Sorry sir, the lettering for your van has been done in cream - you do know cream is the new white? Did I mention it's much easier to weed? What d...

Thu May 05, 2011 11:52 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 white weeding problem.

Replies: 6

Views: 2051

Avery 700 white weeding problem.

Hello all, Does anyone that uses Avery 700 gloss white vinyl have any problems weeding it as of lately? The last two rolls I've used are terrible, as I have to hold down every single piece or letter that is cut on it. This applies only on the gloss white, all other colours are perfect, and I have te...

Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:14 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Print & Cut directly from CorelDraw to EGDE FX

Replies: 10

Views: 4576

Another thing, make sure you are using the gerber cable that came with the plotter, not a normal printer cable, as they are different and a normal cable plugged into the usb to serial adapter will not work.

Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:32 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Print & Cut directly from CorelDraw to EGDE FX

Replies: 10

Views: 4576

Not many will work (been there done that, I must have at least 3 that don't work), the only one I know will work is "cables unlimited usb-2920", you will have to get it via amazon.com as there are none available in the uk. Have you tried contacting Spandex, I'm not 100% sure but they shoul...

Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:19 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Print & Cut directly from CorelDraw to EGDE FX

Replies: 10

Views: 4576

Alex, Create a job, send to gspplot for outputting, once there press F11 or go to the menu bar and choose 'setup' then 'print otions'. Once there click on 'targets' and this is where you can choose the print targets. Make sure you click on 'preference' after you've chosen the type you require. That'...

Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:21 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Print & Cut directly from CorelDraw to EGDE FX

Replies: 10

Views: 4576

As far as I'm aware you cannot output to the fx directly from Coreldraw, so your only option is to import into Omega and print from there (this is precisely what I do as well). This will enable you to use different halftone settings, as well as all the various overlap/overprint settings, not forgett...

Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what is the difference in buying other cutters and graphtec

Replies: 12

Views: 6452

I run two Gerber GS15 plotters (15" sprocketed), one Gerber Envision 375 (15" sprocketed), one Gerber Embosstrack 24", one Gerber Fasttrack 650, one Gerber P2C75S (basically a Summa s75t with tangential knife) and one Summa S160. All from one single program, Omega 4.0. And no, they're...

Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise if the koolcut kk116 suitable for signs?

Replies: 12

Views: 2481

Steeltrak for me as well, does the job well without any major problems.

Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:08 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network cables to printer max length?

Replies: 16

Views: 6089

From memory the parallel cables can be up to 15m long, cat5 100 metre, usb 5 metres (I have a 15 metre usb, it's split into 3 parts with self-powered hubs)

Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:25 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Views & Advice on HP Printing machines please?

Replies: 8

Views: 6740

Hard to say at the moment, I am spending more on inks but I am also much busier than normal so that would explain it. It's very easy to work out the running cost of the hp as it tells you precisely how much ink is used on each job, but I couldn't do the same on the grenadier unfortunately.

Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Static cling issue

Replies: 3

Views: 1022

With the white material, you could apply it on the inside of the windows to be viewed on the inside, or maybe onto mirrors, or even applied externally to be viewed externally. Backing up with white: either by screenprinting a layer of white ink, or using a printer that utilises white ink, a gerber E...

Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Static cling issue

Replies: 3

Views: 1022

The ink will usually migrate from the film to the window, that's why you should really be printing on the reverse side. It's not a question of profiles, although less ink might partially solve the problem, but not cure it completely. Reverse print, back with white and problem solved.

Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge 1

Replies: 5

Views: 1741

That might still be a good idea, as if it goes wrong again it might not work and then you're stuck.

Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:36 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Views & Advice on HP Printing machines please?

Replies: 8

Views: 6740

I have a L25500, not a cheap machine to buy but it is very very good. Having said that it cost about the same to buy as the Grenadier I had from a few years ago, the main difference in cost was the extra plotter I had to get (the Grenadier was a print and cut machine, so no need for a separate plott...

Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge 1

Replies: 5

Views: 1741

Have you tried to open it up and do the obvious, i.e. ensure all dust and bits are removed and check all connections are solid?

Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge 1

Replies: 5

Views: 1741

Not too sure what is wrong with that as I've never come across that fault before, if you get the same problem when trying the test pattern then you know it's not a software or connection problem. I would suggest to contact Spandex's tech support, they might be able to shed some light on this over th...

Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Should I buy a Gerber Edge?

Replies: 10

Views: 3118

It all depends on what type of work you need to do, I have both large format and Edges and have the luxury of choosing which will be best machine for the job. The large printer (HP L25500) is great for all things large and also small full colour stickers, but the edge is much more versatile when it ...

Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SteelTrak Cutters - any good?

Replies: 14

Views: 2296

I also have a Javelin, which I still use occasionally. Never had a problem with the edge quality, especially not on 5mm. Standard stanley blades.
Are you putting too much pressure on it when cutting? Is the blade holder loose? How many times do you score before it cuts through?

Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SteelTrak Cutters - any good?

Replies: 14

Views: 2296

Dave,

Perfect edge with 90 degree cut, 5mm you can cut in one single pass if you want to, I prefer to cut in two passes.

10mm needs 3 to 4 passes, but it's much easier than using a straight edge and a stanley knife.

Regards,
George Z.

Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SteelTrak Cutters - any good?

Replies: 14

Views: 2296

Same as Phill for me, pros & cons but wouldn't be without it.
Makes cutting anything a breeze, almost no effort required and nice clean cuts every time.

Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:00 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Is Omega sign and production software and good?

Replies: 4

Views: 2019

Like most programs, it's as good as you are good with it. I've been using it for 19 years and know it inside out - I wouldn't be without it. Tried all sorts over the years and no other program made me change. If you use an Edge it's invaluable, if you don't use an Edge it's still a very high quality...

Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge online data error, help?

Replies: 49

Views: 18423

Forgot to say, there is a difference between a normal printer cable and the one you can buy from spandex, I cannot remember exactly what but I'm pretty sure a normal will most probably not work.

Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Edge online data error, help?

Replies: 49

Views: 18423

One other option would be to buy the usb to parallel cable specifically for the Edge from Spandex. The part number is P79330A. I'm not sure if I can post a link on this forum, so to find some more info about this cable go to the gerber website at gspinc dot com, click on support, then click on fast ...

Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Thinking of buying an HP designerjet L25500 printer

Replies: 29

Views: 18117

I've had mine for 3 months now, and I'm using all the same materials I used to run through my Grenadier. Only a couple of materials didn't work on the HP, one being a canvas which I bought a very long time ago from the original b&p (it prints beautifully but the edges curl up as it's printing un...

Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Need help contour cutting solvent prints with Roland GX24?

Replies: 14

Views: 6482

Another satisfied customer :D
Glad it worked out for you Joe.

Cheers,
George

Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:16 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Need help contour cutting solvent prints with Roland GX24?

Replies: 14

Views: 6482

No worries. Have you tried to cut the reg mark circles (assuming they are circles) out of gloss black vinyl, weeding them, and getting the plotter to read them? Does that work ok? If it doesn't it means the plotter is not functioning correctly (does the sensor maybe need cleaning?). If so, maybe try...

Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:59 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Need help contour cutting solvent prints with Roland GX24?

Replies: 14

Views: 6482

Joe, Have you tried creating the reg marks in illustrator and assigning a c100 m 100 y100 k100 colour to them to achieve a denser colour? When they are printed by the printer itself they are generated as c0 m0 y0 k100, which might make them a little pale for the plotter to read. Also, have you tried...

Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:11 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Thinking of buying an HP designerjet L25500 printer

Replies: 29

Views: 18117

John,

You won't be disappointed - it just takes a little bit of time to get used to it, but this applies to any new equipment.
Out of curiosity, where did you order it from?

Cheers,
George

Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:29 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Thinking of buying an HP designerjet L25500 printer

Replies: 29

Views: 18117

I'm more than happy with mine, it took me almost a year to make my mind up and I do not buy equipment without being 110% sure about it...it is my money after all! If you want the negative points I've found so far: start-up time, it takes a few minutes (about 15, depending on ambient temperature) fro...

Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow affecting your business?

Replies: 38

Views: 5173

Barely a couple of inches on the ground and bingo! no deliveries...!

Having said that, the problem here is not the snow (or lack of it), but the ice on the secondary roads, I managed to pop a tyre off the rim today by going sideways with a big 4x4. Doh!

Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Choice?? please help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3935

John,

You're welcome.
You'll be happy with it, it's an excellent machine.

Enjoy!

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:30 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Thinking of buying an HP designerjet L25500 printer

Replies: 29

Views: 18117

John & Martin,

I've got one of these and wrote some info about it yesterday, funnily enough.

The topic is http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

Cheers,
George

Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:49 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Choice?? please help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3935

On mine the only one that isn't perfect is the durable frontlit scrim banner, all the others are spot on.

Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:59 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Choice?? please help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3935

Hi Chris, I have a hp sample book which contains a sample printed onto hp permanent matte vinyl, looks flawless to me. Having said that I personally never print onto matt vinyl, but rather print onto gloss and then laminate with matt. Never heard of having to wash the prints before they go outdoors,...

Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:19 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Choice?? please help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3935

No problem Pete, that's where mine came from. Top service from the engineers that came down to install it, cheers!

Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:47 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Choice?? please help!

Replies: 12

Views: 3935

Peter, I've bought one literally a few weeks ago, a 60" L25500. Brilliant piece of kit, had a few hiccups with it, but nothing bad. And yes indeed, out of the printer, into the laminator, onto the vehicle - no waiting for outgassing as there's nothing there to outgas, no smell (no nasty warning...

Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer would you choose?

Replies: 12

Views: 2373

I've gone from a Soljet Pro I (victory ecojet) to a Soljet Pro II (Grenadier) and 5 weeks ago changed to a HP L25500. Bit different from the solvents, but nice to lose the smell of them, plus you can print and use immediately. There are plently of good printers out there, and choosing is not easy (i...

Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise with vinyl peeling from van?

Replies: 42

Views: 6440

Maybe reprint the bottom strip and apply dry? Bit harder, but maybe even peel up a section of the top strip, apply the bottom strip, and ease the top section back over the bottom one (bit of a bodge job may I add!) Or the best thing would be to redo the whole job and class it as a learning curve.

Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:31 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: wasatch 6.7 upgrade

Replies: 7

Views: 3554

save yourself the hassle, I upgraded a while ago when the droplet size calculation was added, I email wasatch asking for the size and they were helpful in saying thay they never managed to obtaing the info from roland. I tried to get the info from roland, but they never replied even after numerous a...

Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: so I remember when..

Replies: 56

Views: 10668

Burning the retinas in front of a black & white 10" telly whilst programming on a ZX81's membrane keyboard for hours....

And sherbet fountains in cardboard tubes!

Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: First Doming Labels Resounding success

Replies: 24

Views: 5182

Same here, 12 years of doming with the edge, but I have done quite a lot of stuff on the grenadier prints as well, no curling to report of.

Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Remote PC software - any recomendations?

Replies: 13

Views: 4297

Remote desktop control works for me.
http://www.remote-desktop-control.com
Been using it for years. Ah, and works with Wasatch no problem.

Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lazy email requests

Replies: 13

Views: 2400

Even that's too much.

I would have just replied "yeah"

Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:09 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: BIO ink...stinky.

Replies: 5

Views: 2552

It'll take a while, but you do get used to it....sort of.
It is a bit strong, stronger than the old inks I must admit. The odour is made worse by the warm weather, and wait till you print onto banner material....whooohoooo!

Regards,
George Z.

Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:00 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: 'wrong' inks supplied. BIO v's ELITE / Activisol

Replies: 33

Views: 11815

Robert Lambie wrote:who's Bio ink we talking about guys?
Phill i run Bio Inks in my Grenadier...


Sorry Rob, I wasn't very clear with it: Colorific Bio from Selectech, direct replacement for the Colorific Elite from same.

Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:34 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Best software to run our Grenadier ??

Replies: 12

Views: 4597

Wasatch for me, gives the best results and works faultlessly (used for about 4 years now).

Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:32 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: 'wrong' inks supplied. BIO v's ELITE / Activisol

Replies: 33

Views: 11815

Go ahead Phill, when the Activasol cartridge is finished, just plug in the Bio one. With the refillable ones, just pour the Bio ink into the Activasol. No reactions, no difference, no problems.... Believe me it took a lot to convince me to do so, but so far I haven't noticed any difference whatsoeve...

Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:04 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: 'wrong' inks supplied. BIO v's ELITE / Activisol

Replies: 33

Views: 11815

David, Go ahead and use it, you will not find any difference in the way it bites into the media or difference in the colour, the only thing you'll notice is that the smell is not the same. It took an awful lot to convince me to use the bio ink, and I had the same assurances as you. Well, a good few ...

Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 4x4 spare wheel cover

Replies: 6

Views: 1314

Matt, yes very expensive, so I usually use mactac 9800, avery 700 or 3M 40, but if the customer is prepared to pay...

Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 4x4 spare wheel cover

Replies: 6

Views: 1314

Try some LG ultragrip, sticks like the proverbial. Or some Avery Apolar.

Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:14 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Drax X5 feed back from any one who is useing it

Replies: 24

Views: 7531

Thanks for the info Tony.

I had tried that route before, and although there was a difference, it still didn't match what was previously printed. I will give it a thorough bash in the next couple of days to see if I can sort it out.

Cheers,
George Z

Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Drax X5 feed back from any one who is useing it

Replies: 24

Views: 7531

Shane, the problem I have is that if I have a pantone colour in a job and export as an eps to then rip with wasatch, the colour will print differently to X3. It's driving me up the wall! What this means is that I cannot use X5 to export any of my older files, as the colour will not match the previou...

Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:01 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Drax X5 feed back from any one who is useing it

Replies: 24

Views: 7531

Same here, have both X3 and X5. I try to use X5 for everything, but the new colour management is causing me problems, especially with pantone colours. It also hangs quite often, looking forward to sp1 hoping that it addresses the problems. Bit of a shame, as I've always sung Corel's praises ever sin...

Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Where can i get plastic membership cards from please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1763

RCS call them datacards

Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:00 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: X5 Effects - Create Boundary??

Replies: 7

Views: 2043

It is indeed still there, just moved to a different place:
Arrange - Shaping - Boundary

Cheers,
George Z.

Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:41 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: exporting an eps from x4

Replies: 10

Views: 2627

George, I don't use X4, but in X3 when you get the secondary 'EPS export' window pop up (make sure that 'do not show filter dialog' is turned off in the primary window which is where you write the file name), click on the 'advanced' tab and ensure that 'bounding box' is on 'objects' rather than 'pag...

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:19 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel - This maybe of interest

Replies: 64

Views: 21942

Good job I ordered it last week then...

I've just checked my order and on the receipt it shows:

Items: £135.31
P&P: £5.96
Total before vat: £141.27
VAT: £24.72
Grand total: £165.99

So the vat is indeed shown separately.

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:55 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel - This maybe of interest

Replies: 64

Views: 21942

More (better) prices:

Amazon.co.uk
X5 full version £332.99 INC vat
X5 upgrade £158.99 INC vat

From what I can see they are both sold from amazon directly and not one of their associates.

Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:10 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Opinions On The E Pen

Replies: 17

Views: 5979

The one used on American Chopper is a Wacom Cintiq 21", very good and very expensive.

Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:22 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Struggling with my own Logo

Replies: 28

Views: 6321

Move the word "sign" over to the right a fraction, as it is not centred and looks a bit odd.

Having said that, at 1102 downloads it looks like everyone will have the same logo.

Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: WHAT DO YOU USE FOR CLEANING THE PRINT HEAD?

Replies: 10

Views: 2430

Matt,

Don't use the 91% alcohol, it has too much water content and will damage the printhead.

As Peter said, PrintOne do a 99% one (I have it), or otherwise order part number P66530B from Spandex, they are the correct cleaning cards for the Edge.

Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge printer advice please

Replies: 5

Views: 1316

Edge FX is 300x600 at max resolution, exactly the same as an Edge II (in fact the additions are tpc/ip connection and a different way (easier) of loading the foils which are in a new type of caddy. I have both an Edge I trunion and an FX, must admit I tend to use the FX mostly, unless I have way too...

Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: car dealers taking the mick

Replies: 18

Views: 2039

Had this list for a very long time: A C U R A All Cars Usually Require Adjustment Americans Can Underestimate Routine Accidents Another Case of a Useless Requested Acronym? Another Crummy, Useless, Rotten Automobile Any Child Understands Real Automobiles Asia's Curse Upon Rural America Automobile Ca...

Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mr Tourette Master Signwriter

Replies: 9

Views: 2146

"that'll be 30 quid cause I ******* it up a bit" :D

Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacam printing quality problem

Replies: 3

Views: 1221

Sounds as if your encoder strip is dirty and needs cleaning.

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:09 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

I'm with you Rob on that train of thought, how can an "eco" solvent actually be "eco"? It's still a solvent of some kind, isn't it?

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:23 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Phil, In contrast to Russell, I've noticed more problems appeared after changing to the activasol premium inks. B&P did come to do a service to the machine and change over the inks, but the dampers were never changed (apart from one) and never sent to me, and they took 10 unopened Colorific Elit...

Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:02 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Update on the status of my Grenadier, I am now back onto the Colorific Elite inks, after a visit from an independent engineer which was arranged by Dave Foster of Selectech. It took a good few hours to sort out all the problems, and even more dampers & manifolds, but in the end it was worth it. ...

Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:33 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Just a quick note, sorry to have hijacked this thread, it wasn't my intention to do so.

George

Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Hi Kev, Good question. When b&p came round to install the new inks, they changed one of the dampers as that's all they had with them, and the missing dampers would be posted to me. After 3 weeks, I got fed up with waiting for the bits to arrive or a reply to my emails, and seen that problems wer...

Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:47 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Hi Rob, Manifold & dampers paid for by mastercard. I was promised profiles, but they still haven't materialised. Funnily enough I had an email this morning from a customer who picked up his vehicle last night, and the only comments was "bit of a yellowish tinge to the logo but the rest of v...

Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:30 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Hi Russell, I cannot figure out what else it could be, I don't have any new profiles as yet as b&p haven't sent me any, but the profiles don't affect the machine's test print. My only options at the moment are to revert back to the old inks or buy a new machine, or wait for b&p to get back i...

Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:58 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Russell, How are you getting on with the new inks? I'm experiencing major problems, to the point that the grenadier nearly got wheeled out in the car park and driven over with my 4x4 (and I am being serious!). I've tried contacting B&P, but not had a reply as yet. At the moment I have problems w...

Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:37 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15106

Russell,

Who has done the profiling for you, I've changed 3 weeks ago to the new inks and have the same problem, colours are way too different.
I don't know where to get the profiles from.

Cheers,

George Zerbino

Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:43 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: omega 2.1 and vista - HELP please

Replies: 8

Views: 2417

Jason, There are only a handful of parallel to usb adaptors that will work with the Edge, I would suggest getting the one that Spandex sells, as it's guaranteed to work. I have one and it works fine. By the way, you will need Omega 2.5 minimum for this (or other adaptors) to work. Not too sure if I ...

Fri May 22, 2009 10:50 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what are the limitations of the Gerber Edge?

Replies: 16

Views: 3405

Hi Neil, I'm with Colin and Dave on this one, been using Edges for 14 years or so, and find them indispensable. Pros: Durable printing, ready to use immediately after being printed, with no real need for lamination. Spot colours, a good selection available from various suppliers, plus the ability to...

Thu May 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Panel /wall saws-what do you recommend?

Replies: 34

Views: 8141

I just received a keencut steeltrak yesterday, must admit it's a sturdy piece of kit. Shame about the 2.1 metre limit, but in actual fact if it did do a full 8ft it would have not fitted in my shop. Used it on a boring job this morning, 70 panels of 5mm fmx, was a doddle compared to using the javeli...

Sun May 03, 2009 9:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: minor Omega issue.

Replies: 5

Views: 1468

Definitively sound like that the letter & box are set at print only.

Quickest way out:

Select the objects in question
Press CTRL + 1 (remove all fills)
Press CTRL + 2 (remove all outlines)

and those shapes will now be cuttable.

Regards, GeoZ

Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega 3

Replies: 3

Views: 986

I've been using it for a while, definitively worth the upgrade as there are plenty of new features.
Not too sure what the prices are from spandex.

Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Corel Draw and Gerber edge

Replies: 2

Views: 1345

No, the Edge won't work from Corel.

Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:11 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Holographic Gerber Edge Printable Vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 816

Spandex do 4 different types if I remember correctly, haven't used those materials in years!

Interesting effects can be achieved if you use transparent foils.

Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:36 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D140 and Omega software...

Replies: 7

Views: 5286

Ben The plotter can be set to "auto" as a comms language. Omega supports the following as Summa plotters: Summacut D120 & D60 Summa S120D S120T S160D S160T S75D S75T Summa SignPro D1010 D1400 D750 T1010 T1400 T750 My plotter is actually a Gerber P2C750, essentially a rebadged Summa, so...

Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:37 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D140 and Omega software...

Replies: 7

Views: 5286

Ben, I use a Summa T75 with Omega.
I gather that the D140 is the dragknife version (the T version is the tangential one).

Best plotter I've ever had out of 7 that I have.

Cheers,

George Z.

Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:57 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Workplace is safer than I thought? Activisol & Colorific

Replies: 12

Views: 3974

I've just had a call from Joanne, and I'm ordering as well.

Cheers,

George Z.

Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Omega 3.0

Replies: 5

Views: 1419

Peter,

What Tony is offering is to be of help to Omega software users.

I've known him for a number of years, and being the senior software engineer he does know his stuff. All his help is done out of office hours.

Regards,

George

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:29 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Gerber Omega Problem

Replies: 6

Views: 1504

Only other suggestion is to send gerber an email.
They are usually good in replying.

I cannot post email addresses here, but I'm sure you'll find them on their website.

Cheers,

George Zerbino

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Gerber Omega Problem

Replies: 6

Views: 1504

Sorry it didn't work out for you, with all the different versions it's hard to remember what was on the previous ones. I'm on 2.61. Bit drastic, but have you tried re-installing? I'm not sure if that will do it, as you might have to uninstall first (and I seem to remember that there is a utility for...

Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Gerber Omega Problem

Replies: 6

Views: 1504

Dave, In Composer, go to tools/options on the menu bar. In the options dialog box, click on the "detail" tab. Once there, you can modify the size of the "selection rectangle handle size". Be sure to select an object before you go to the options menu, so you can change the size, c...

Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Save Ink and the Environment

Replies: 5

Views: 750

I can just imagine cutting it and weeding it at 1/2 inch. Lovely...

Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Luminous colours for Gerber edge?

Replies: 6

Views: 1231

Bit more complex, print onto fluo yellow, then mount the whole lot onto the apolar vinyl you need to stick to the motorcross parts. The lightest yellow foil that I know of is lemon yellow, but it's not fluorescent. There are no other fluorescent colours in Gerber/Print1/Zero9 ranges as much as I can...

Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Luminous colours for Gerber edge?

Replies: 6

Views: 1231

As far as I know, there are only 2 fluorescent foils available for the Edge / Edge 2 (not for the FX!), and they are fluo yellow-orange (25m foil code P68381A), and fluo red-orange (25m foil code P69940A). Have you thought about printing the fluo colours using a white primer directly onto fluo yello...

Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:12 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: White edge on edge

Replies: 4

Views: 1017

Nearly forgot, this is under the assumption that you are using Omega to run the edge.

Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:06 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: White edge on edge

Replies: 4

Views: 1017

In Composer, go to the help menu and search for overprint, overlap, choke & spread.

There are visual examples of what these functions do and how to use them, which is easier than explaining here.

Regards,

Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:40 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: green key line using Omega/composer ?

Replies: 8

Views: 1789

Neil,

Select the shapes, then hold down "ctrl" and press "1" (remove fills), hold down "ctrl" and press "2" (remove outlines).

Now you should have your black shapes back.

Regards,

GeoZ
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