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Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:01 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VS 540 Media clamp supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 145

Re: VS 540 Media clamp supplier

Cheers pal, just put the order in with digiprint. Forgot I had £16 in reward points from a new head purchased last year, so even with delivery came in much lower than xpres.

Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:52 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VS 540 Media clamp supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 145

VS 540 Media clamp supplier

Hi all Just started printing on our VS540 and had our right side media clamp white clip snapping. Does anyone know the best place to get a replacement or if anyone has one we can purchase. Xpres seems to have them but £87.40+VAT seems pricey but this may be the only option. I also know digiprint has...

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Orajet 3350 Chrome and Gold Digital print

Replies: 7

Views: 448

Re: Orajet 3350 Chrome and Gold Digital print

Cheers for the replies guys, we would like to get into a bit more label printing but don't wan't to go down the route of shelling out for a gerber edge. Chris when you say thermal printer, what sort of setup are you talking about? I've only really seen the small zebra thermal printers that print in ...

Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Orajet 3350 Chrome and Gold Digital print

Replies: 7

Views: 448

Orajet 3350 Chrome and Gold Digital print

Hi all, Been looking for well priced foil vinyls for a while now and came across the orajet 3350 range (Sold by Spandex). One of our clients is looking at changing some of his labels to foils and found this vinyl available in Gold and Chrome. Unfortunately Spandex can't break the rolls to send out s...

Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 648

Re: Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Anybody with any suggestions?

Not looking for something high textured, just a light texture so the vinyl doesn't feel completely smooth.

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 648

Air release, Repositionable / Removable Texture Feel Vinyl

Hi all, I'm just looking for some suggestions on vinyl, we're looking for a vinyl that has the following features: Air Release Repostionable ideally but removable would suffice Have a somewhat rough textured feel It's going to be used for wraps on Game Controllers so looking for something with a rou...

Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser Engraver... What sort of machine to go for?

Replies: 8

Views: 1031

Laser Engraver... What sort of machine to go for?

Hi all, In the near future we will be looking into getting a laser engraver/cutter to expand our personalised gift business. Obviously there are a lot about and a lot of machines from china that I have read need a lot of tinkering to get to work effectively and therefore were not really interested i...

Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:50 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VS 540 Scan motor, Belt tensioner bearing?

Replies: 0

Views: 391

VS 540 Scan motor, Belt tensioner bearing?

Hi guys, Had a nightmare with our VS540 today. Got 1.5 meters into a print when the print head stopped with the Scan Motor Error 0080 0080. Tried cleaning the encoder strip to no joy, realised there seemed to be a lot of tension when trying to move the print head and a lot of noise from the scan mot...

Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:07 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer, views please?

Looks in great condition, where are you based Shawn? Were in Stoke-on-Trent

Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer, views please?

Hi Shawn, Certainly interested although i've tried looking up the model and can't find any information. Im just either getting gx500 50" or gx640 obviously 64inch. I would say if you could message me with some more details that would be great but not sure if I can access that unless I become a ...

Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:23 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer, views please?

Noticed a few of the mimaki cutters about how are they compared to the likes of Graphtec? Is it simple enough to set up the reg marks that the mimakis read?

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer

It was pretty much 1.5 meters through a job seemed to be heat related though. Vinyl puckered next to the media clamp slowly over time the clamp cut into the media lifting it, ended up completely mangled under the head... only left the room for 20 minutes. So would I load all my files for the day int...

Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer

Thanks all, we do have a take up unit for our printer but honestly have never used it since we just setup roughly 2 linear meter print and cut jobs by nesting then sheet cut then start the next one. Obviously will have to watch some tutorials but could I technically set up all the days prints in the...

Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer

Cheers guys, we do have a small graphtec CE6000-60 unfortunately not large enough to put most of our stickers through but I suppose I could use it as practice to get the crop marks setup correctly. As for vinyl we tried quite a few, being on online marketplaces means being competitive on price so we...

Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Re: Considering a second printer

Thanks Denise never thought of selling the printer and going down that route, I am a bit apprehensive of that route as we had the head replaced back in April (after a nasty head strike) and had a service so we know the machine is in top condition. I'd say we probably print on average 10-15 linear me...

Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Considering a second printer, views please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1531

Considering a second printer, views please?

Hi guys, So I can't honestly believe we are actually considering this less than 12 months after purchasing our Roland Vs-540 but we are thinking we may need a second printer. Just to put this out there our business is 99% online wall stickers for children's bedrooms and vehicle graphics on online ma...

Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Trouble hitting a decent neutral printed grey?

Replies: 6

Views: 857

Re: Trouble hitting a decent neutral printed grey?

We had the same issue with our vs-540 for some product labels. Spent hours messing with colour adjustments lowering the CMY values and raising the K. We found that starting with the max impact profile and editing to make all settings absolute, I think it was made a true grey, a dark grey but a true ...

Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:15 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: First time printing banner - VS540

Replies: 2

Views: 535

First time printing banner - VS540

Hi All, We have bought in some banner material (From Grafityp) to try out printing some banners for around the office before offering this to customers. So far we have only printed to vinyl and having to get a head replaced a couple of months back due to a nasty head strike, I don't think we could a...

Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:25 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Media Basket or Alternative for VS-540

Replies: 2

Views: 630

Re: Media Basket or Alternative for VS-540

Thanks Steff massive help!

It's amazing that the sales reps have no clue about these things.

Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:56 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Media Basket or Alternative for VS-540

Replies: 2

Views: 630

Media Basket or Alternative for VS-540

Hi all, Our main work load on our VS-540 is print and cut nursery graphics. We do them in jobs that are usually between 2-3 metres long and our cut lines tend to stay on track. My question is, is there any media basket that will fit this printer as we have to babysit the printer during the cutting p...

Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Replies: 8

Views: 970

Re: Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Thanks for the replies guys. Doesn't seem like anything is working but we have got Andrew Malcolm coming out tomorrow morning to have a look over it as we have some urgent printing to do. I've sent him the pics and he cant see any major issues with the head just thinks there maybe one scratch but do...

Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Replies: 8

Views: 970

Re: Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Trying to get a good photo of the head seems a bit difficult so i've attached a few.

Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Replies: 8

Views: 970

Major Head Strike Versacamm VS-540

Hi All, Yesterday left the room for about 30 minutes to return to the printer with the print carriage half way across with ripped vinyl... Must have been a hard head strike as the cutting carriage and print carriage had separated. The only thing I can tell from the vinyl is it looks like the vinyl b...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Replies: 6

Views: 1428

Re: Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Thanks guys. Quick one for you Kevin, not sure what setup your using but if you are using a Versacamm what ICC are you using if you don't mind me asking? We're using Generic Vinyl 2 at the minute but just wondering if there's anything better? Have tried installing a ICC that all print sent us for th...

Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Replies: 6

Views: 1428

Re: Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Forgot to add we're using vs540 with roland eco sol max inks

Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Replies: 6

Views: 1428

Small Supply Only Signs Livery Yard Mono or Poly?

Hi all, We've recently been asked to do some small (A3+A4) signs for a livery yard. Generally we just produce wall stickers sold on online marketplaces etc but have been looking to do some supply only signs for a while now. So we have been asked to do them on ACM which we have some panels lying abou...

Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Replies: 6

Views: 1107

Re: Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Thanks for all the information guys. To be honest I never thought about the quality of vinyl as we have been using our lowest quality mononeric vinyl for testing and we have managed to get it to quite accurate without the crop mark printing. I will try our normal LG mono vinyl we generally use which...

Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Replies: 6

Views: 1107

Re: Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Thanks for the replies. I have trialled a few things this morning. Tried out the 50mm shapes idea and managed to get the print and cut level down to being fairly accurate. Then I thought I would try using the crop marks and it seemed to be miles out... So i've been aligning the crop marks and they s...

Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Replies: 6

Views: 1107

Versacamm VS 540 Print Cut Issues

Hi all, I know these issues have been posted loads of times and I have read through a lot of the posts that are about but just looking to clear things up a bit. So we got our versacamm back in September and had a good Christmas run print and cutting some clear garment vinyls with it however we had o...

Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Any experience with MDP DIGI-FLEX Clear ?

Replies: 4

Views: 1333

Re: Any experience with MDP DIGI-FLEX Clear ?

Tried multiple presses that are being used daily by family in the clothing business all really good knights heat presses... And yes it seems to be coming off blotchy and leaving what looks like the rest of the ink on the backing which surely shouldn't be right as it should be transferring the whole ...

Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Any experience with MDP DIGI-FLEX Clear ?

Replies: 4

Views: 1333

Any experience with MDP DIGI-FLEX Clear ?

Hi all, Currently having some trouble with this vinyl (MDP Digi Flex Clear) and not really too sure where the issues are coming from. Im really new to anything garment but I work alongside family with 10+ years of experience in the clothing world however they have only every used sublimation and sta...

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Re: Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Somehow managed to get a load more profiles from rolands website whilst searchig for an update for the machine and after a bit of searching on this forum and elsewhere i've found a profile and method that works much better. Think the profile is SGP2 (solvent glossy paper) printing on high quality......

Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Re: Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Thanks for that... I thought it may be the easiest method to be honest, if it came to a point where we were doing a lot then it may be worth investing in a A0 trimmer. As for profiles i'm having a nightmare trying to source any profiles for the VS-540 at the minute everything seems to be for the VS-...

Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Cutting IP 2408 Heavy Poster Paper

Got some IP 2408 heavy poster paper today from Spandex and looking to get into a bit of poster work in our online store in the run up to Christmas. Managed to get some really nice prints on our roland vs-540 only issue is what is the best way to cut this? We've always been in the cut vinyl world so ...

Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wall Stickers - What Vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 2258

Re: Wall Stickers - What Vinyl?

Thanks so much for all of your replies! And thanks Kevin for the LG suggestion... I got a sample today from All Print and your right this stuff is Sticky... Seems to be just what we need! Will see how it goes over the next few days but it has a much better feel than some of the other stuff we were u...

Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wall Stickers - What Vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 2258

Wall Stickers - What Vinyl?

Hi All, First chirped up on the forum a few months ago asking some questions about purchasing a Print and Cut machine after spending the past 5 years using a Graphtec ce6000-60 for making wall art that I sell online. Well I jumped in and ended up buying a second user Roland VS-540 and must say i'm q...

Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Done a bit more research and it seems most people believe the Rolands to be more reliable. Think i'm going to look at getting a Versacamm sp300i or similar as I do like the idea of the direct care plan with Roland when buying a used printer.

Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Thanks for that. This would definitely something I would be interested in tried searching but can't really find anything about mimaki care plans.

Does anyone know if this is available? Or would you have to look at private printer maintenance businesses?

Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Thanks again everyone. Having looked at the market and prices, I think we are going to look to getting a "2nd User or manufacturer Refurb" as were trying to keep things below £6000. Have been looking around and really like the look of some of the Mimaki Machines, I like the fact that they ...

Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:07 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Also are there any benefits to leasing over taking out a loan for one of these as a sole trader?

Once again appreciate advice!

Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Thanks so much for all the replies and information. What is the opinion on leasing a printer/cutter. Just a quick browse around eBay (not the ideal place I know) and I found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mimaki-CJV30-160-64-Print-Cut-Only-4-995-00-vat-or-lease-24-97-Roland-/282598171030?hash=item4...

Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Re: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Thanks for the reply! I obviously hadn't done enough research!

Is there anything you could suggest in the lower price range for solvent/latex printers 24inch wide to work alongside the graphtec. The only issue I have with outsourcing would be turnaround time really due to certain marketplaces.

Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Replies: 24

Views: 5457

Considering Printing, Which Printer?

Hi all, First time on the forum, just really wanted some opinions really? I have been running an online business on a few platforms since 2012. Over the past 5 years I have been creating wall stickers and vehicle graphics solely by using a plotter (Graphtec CE6000-60) and have a good steady income f...

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