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Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anybody know the supplier of this system?

Replies: 1

Views: 271

Anybody know the supplier of this system?

Anybody know the supplier of the attached system? 50mm posts (standard) & 3ft by 3ft face tray?

Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Damned good wrap this... what do you think?

Replies: 9

Views: 777

Re: Damned good wrap this..

I am pretty certain this is a photoshop job and no wrapping has been done. Based on the model it would have a side loader on the side shown. The wheelbase is also to long. Nice design never the less.

Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Graphics to be applied to Tarmac

Replies: 3

Views: 522

Re: Vinyl Graphics to be applied to Tarmac

Thank you will take a look, cheers

Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Graphics to be applied to Tarmac

Replies: 3

Views: 522

Vinyl Graphics to be applied to Tarmac

I have a client that requires some signage on Tarmac. Obvious is paint but remember seeing a video somewhere of a vinyl that was heated on. Any advise or direction would be appreciated. Thanks

Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Panel Joints, what preference?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Re: Panel Joints, what preference?

For trays I tend to lean to option 'A' however I have been using some plastic extrusion recently for flat panel joins. Buy it in 3mtr lengths coloured white then wrap to colour or continue print. Its available it different widths heights and returns so can be used with different thickness materials....

Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vink UK taking over the world of signs?

Replies: 4

Views: 1352

Re: Vink UK taking over the world of signs?

Perhaps if Vink are reading this a discount for The forum for all this great exposure?

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vink UK taking over the world of signs?

Replies: 4

Views: 1352

Vink UK taking over the world of signs?

Ordered a few supplies today and I am starting to think Vink UK are taking over the world (of signs). Ordered some VHB tapes and primers from Self adhesive supplies.co.uk - paid in voice arrives head office Vink UK, ordered some custom size 10mm flame polished acrylic online from sheet plastics , in...

Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: And the Customer of the Year Award goes to...

Replies: 69

Views: 12908

Re: Customer of the Year award

On completion of some vehicle graphics on a clients drive, he pulls out a spirit level to try to prove its not level. I kindly asked him to place the spirit level on the bottom sill of the van. Laughed all the way back to the office!

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: just when you had thought you had seen it all

Replies: 9

Views: 1254

Re: just when you had thought you had seen it all

We offer finance through a finance partner, we have the permisable FCA and pay for this yearly at £250. There are good reasons for offering finance and not because the customer can’t afford it (in fact that doesn’t help anyone). The main reason is the net cost of finance with a finance lease B2B (So...

Re: new email scam even provided photos of van

I have had the same a few days ago, told him not to worry, I have cash and get the van here and I will give the driver cash we can sort the card payment out when he's back! See if anyone shows up! lmao

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital Signage Trade Supplier Required

Replies: 0

Views: 781

Digital Signage Trade Supplier Required

Good Morning all,

I am looking to find a good UK based Digital Signage Trade Supplier.
Require Takeway Digital Menu Kit, Free standing order points etc.
Any direction to a good contact would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of Branded door mats, help finding source please?

Replies: 5

Views: 961

Re: Supplier of Branded door matts

We get ours from Dave Moore @ floor industries, if you after one like pictured above it’s the synthetic with anti slip base.

Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printing Technical Line Drawings Material Advise

Replies: 3

Views: 565

Re: Printing Technical Line Drawings Material Advise

Thanks for the info will call grafityp in the morning, cheers

Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:49 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printing Technical Line Drawings Material Advise

Replies: 3

Views: 565

Printing Technical Line Drawings Material Advise

Good Morning, I have a request from one of our clients to produce 70+ A2 Machine Wiring Diagram Drawings per month. I have to achieve a price point of £4 per A2 to get the work. Can anyone offer advise on material stock & supplier that would be suitable / cost effective for us on our Roland Vers...

Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A theoretical Scam/Theft of vehicles. Warning!

Replies: 19

Views: 1819

Re: A theoretical scam/theft of vehicles

I have thought this. We have just had a few vans in from Arnold Clarke, Crew cab transits. Lady turns up in a Merc with a couple of lads to collect. Didn't know if the vans were with us or another sign maker on the estate, didn't know the company name, contact who ordered. Other than two vans needed...

Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Composite Tray, Help sourcing a Trade Supplier?

Replies: 26

Views: 3176

Re: Aluminium Composite Tray Suppliers

I have just taken delivery of a Makita CA5000/2 from FFX Tools (£435). I purchased a 3000mm Makita guid track from HowesTools (£99) and a set of guide rail clamps from amazon (£10). Had some scrap dibond, i-bond and other versions on the bench and I have managed to create a sale worthy product. It w...

Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Replies: 25

Views: 2787

Re: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Fit middle of the night pull the van along side, up on the roof (where dark clothing) take the bulb out of the end of the drill, slide the panels off the roof onto the sign (careful to be the right side up - easy to get this bit wrong in the dark) Fix as usual Stevie wonder style. And disappear off ...

Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:42 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Exhibition Panels Gas Off

Replies: 4

Views: 704

Re: Exhibition Panels Gas Off

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:40 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Exhibition Panels Gas Off

Replies: 4

Views: 704

Re: Exhibition Panels Gas Off

Thanks for your advice, I did in the end complete as normal and have avoided the potential “shame” by explaining again to the client the requirement for artwork to be present in a timely fashion! The job was for a certain company offering prime services and I did mention a requirement for a prime me...

Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Exhibition Panels Gas Off

Replies: 4

Views: 704

Exhibition Panels Gas Off

As some know I am currently making a gassing off cubicle but its not ready yet.... I have 20 panels to deliver to an exhibition on tomorrow, they have been printed over night last night and rolled out on the bench with fans for the last two hours. 8 of the panels are block colour dark blue. The Exhi...

Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Design approval sign-off sheet, what do you use for customers?

Replies: 5

Views: 1392

Re: Design approval sign off sheet

I use a design template I created (saved in illustrator with water marks, spec etc..) this is then saved and opened in adobe sign (£10 pcm) and emailed directly to the purchaser. Adobe sign offers the user to digital sign and initial other pages. This creates a e-signature with date stamp and then s...

Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Gassing off chamber concept

Replies: 3

Views: 749

Re: Gassing off chamber concept

To be honest i was going to go the other way so thank you good point. I will be starting the project soon and then running tests to see how different parameters effect the gassing off. I have a spare aircon duct that I could potentially offer temperature controlled air which may or mayn't have a dif...

Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:38 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Gassing off chamber concept

Replies: 3

Views: 749

Gassing off chamber concept

Good Morning all, I have designed an air tight cupboard to store printed vinyl (stood on end, loosened off core) to try to increase curing turn-around and avoid contaminants getting onto the material prior to lamination. I plan to install two bathroom extractor fans top and bottom that should swap o...

Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Buying a New laptop, help and advice please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1120

Re: Buying a New laptop, help and advice please?

I use a MacBook Pro i7 for design work its paired with twin 24” screens in the office including a Bluetooth mouse & keyboard. I purchased a dell computer with 17” screen from eBay office clearance (£100) think it’s an optimax and I have had the ram upgraded and ssd hardrive (+£165) to run versaw...

Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:38 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Silent / Quiet cutter, advice please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2003

Re: Silent / Quiet cutter, advice please?

I had a Liyu, great machine! We are looking at a CNC machine at the moment and the dust / noise will be an issue in our print space, i have come across a few machines that are encased in a 'work station' and have an aluminium frame with doors on the front and back. You could doing something like thi...

Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Tree Sap effect on 7year pre-coloured vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1348

Re: Tree Sap effect on 7year pre-coloured vinyl

Cheers Jon, will try. Do you know the cause? Thanks

Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Tree Sap effect on 7year pre-coloured vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1348

Tree Sap effect on 7year pre-coloured vinyl

Any other users of Metamark M7 had this? It seems to be happening more with the black gloss but not limited to just that colour. Tried cleaning it off but doesn't seem to budge? Looks like a very thin layer of tree sap. Obviously not but thats the only way i can describe it. It had not been under he...

Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can we have moan section on this website?

Replies: 53

Views: 4653

Re: Can we have moan section on this website?

Great idea... Prospective customer calls up, runs a funeral directors. Asks for a 2x whiteboards with printed graphics 4ft x 2ft, I emailed a quote for print ready artwork (agreed by client) and collection of the product from our Unit. Artwork arrived and it’s a publisher file. Requested the client ...

Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat cut raised lettering on cladding methods

Replies: 3

Views: 988

Re: Flat cut raised lettering on cladding methods

Hi Phill, thanks for the reply, the main logo name this would work for however the smaller tag line the text is far to small vs the indents and on this particular style there is a long angled return on each on & out if that makes sense. I have found a company who can supply some flat aluminium p...

Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat cut raised lettering on cladding methods

Replies: 3

Views: 988

Flat cut raised lettering on cladding methods

Good Morning all, Usually on flat cut raised lettering on industrial unit cladding I install two locators on top of each other in the returns to build out the recess. Due to the difference in spacers i spend too much time messing about to get the letters to sit perfectly. I have seen a few people us...

Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:54 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Re: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

I presume the same issue applies to standard unit / office lighting also.

Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Working out exact size of signs scaled to building

Replies: 7

Views: 1180

Re: Working out exact size of signs scaled to building

I have just copied the image, made a box 151mm in illustrator (size will limit scaling 1510mm), sized photo behind to get window gap correct. Made a box around the K and then scaled the box up. if you have the rest of the artwork as shown if you match a few letters it should be accurate. I got the '...

Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Fail: What happened to this sign? Views & Opinions please.

Replies: 17

Views: 2180

Re: What happened to this sign?

Does the text on the right side of the sign pull to the left (opposite to photo pulling to right)? If so I would say the black ink has somehow cured to the laminate and the underlying vinyl has shrunk at a greater rate to the laminate. Just a guess though Strange!

Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Re: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

But plenty of light! I routed the wires opposite side to dock from the dust cover over the top of the machine and down the leg into to the lower brace where the driver is situated.

Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:56 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Re: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Driver was a free sample i received.

Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:55 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Re: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Hi Daniel, It was a spur of the moment sort of thing and so no switch currently its on its own 3amp plug. I was thinking of modifying it and putting a 12v switch on the cables running from the transformer as I unplug it at the end of the day currently. Other issue i have found is that due to the loc...

Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vectorizing Artwork and logos, advice please?

Replies: 12

Views: 1575

Re: Vectorizing Artwork and logos, advice please?

Unique art services too, service and files are great. As long as your charging your customer for artwork and have a sensible lead time it should be profitable to send it out and use your time for other profitable activities.

Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1457

Re: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Had a similar issue last summer, but put it down to residual polish, since then always use the 3 step cleaner they sell. Tech spec on film leans towards install temp of 20 - 25 degrees and if you have post heated I usually go to 95. We deal with Marcus there and in the past he has attended when I ha...

Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:26 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Re: Spare LEDs to illuminate printer

Whenever i dream something up someone has always got there first!! Valid point on the LED colour wavelength / tones. Cheers

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 1709

Using spare LED lights to illuminate your printer.

Might be of interest to some... Had an issue printing grey on CMYK machine. whilst printing in my studio under the tube lighting print appeared grey. Once took into day light had a nice green. Resolved the colour issue but delayed the job. I have now installed led lighting onto my Roland. Its easier...

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Replies: 4

Views: 869

Re: Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Thats the one, Thanks

Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Replies: 4

Views: 869

Re: Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the info, I will get some ordered and get testing. I couldn't believe the strength of the fixing.

Cheers

Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Replies: 4

Views: 869

Fixing identification composite to mortar.

Hello All, Visited the Forum many times but first post! I have been on an installation this morning and came across a fixing holding 3mm ACM to a brick wall (exterior). The fixing was pushed through the panel (pre drilled 6mm) and into the mortar (6mm hole). I am presuming that the composite was hel...

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