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Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: poster printing

Replies: 14

Views: 3086

Hi Stephen! We have had this in the past, whenever we have a customer wanting over 100 A2 posters on 150/160gsm gloss paper we send the job out. I would recommend a company called 1st Byte who have a Digital Web Press that can print A2 if the posters are different or with 500 A2 posters you could al...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Freezer Labels

Replies: 4

Views: 1145

Hi! As someone who has printed labels for a customer using a digital press all I can say is BEWARE. We did some for someone and they stock them in a freezer and unsurprisingly came back complaining that the stickers had peeled off. The problem is not with inks or the substrate it is with the adhesiv...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing Business Stationery

Replies: 14

Views: 2684

Hi Guys!

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Asif

Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Business Card printing

Replies: 14

Views: 4283

:D Hi everone!

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Asif

Tue May 03, 2005 11:28 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are peoples views on Citrosol inks for the cadet?

Replies: 8

Views: 2191

Do I sense that like me many other people have yet to receive samples from the citrosol inks from Bp. I think that from what is being said here I will order sets of regular ink and wait for a sample before I order a set of the citrosol inks. Also if you read the stuff from them on the new inks they ...

Sun May 01, 2005 6:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: pos signage: crisis commander

Replies: 11

Views: 1403

Very professional layout, looks like they paid a marketing company hundreds of pounds to design it.

Well Done :appl:

Asif

Sun May 01, 2005 6:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: mfm garage

Replies: 9

Views: 1108

really great job there Orville. Really shows what can be accomplished with LED's.

Sun May 01, 2005 6:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: spiderman

Replies: 21

Views: 7624

Saw this at signuk and I must say that it looked alot better in real life, the lettering over the image does not look clear here but in real life it looks quite good.

Asif

Sun May 01, 2005 5:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Does size matter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1063

we went for a Cadet after the show. I always feel that once you have something you should sell it. But before you make the purchase do what we did, tell you customers that you can now print upto 54" wide, show them an example and see what the feedback is. The 30" output did look very small and less ...

Sun May 01, 2005 5:46 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are peoples views on Citrosol inks for the cadet?

Replies: 8

Views: 2191

what are peoples views on Citrosol inks for the cadet?

We are used to using EcoSolvent inks but know that we are purchasing a Cadet Plus we are going with full solvent inks. What I would like to know is what people think of the Citrosol Inks from Uniform. They claim that they are just as good as their standard solvent inks but they smell of lemons. Is t...

Sun May 01, 2005 5:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm gone, Cadet In

Replies: 9

Views: 2504

Versacamm gone, Cadet In

We have just ordered a new Uniform Cadet Plus after so many problems with our versacamm, mainly with durability. I would like to hear from others who have switched to find out what they thing of the Cadets.

Thanks

Asif

Sun May 01, 2005 5:37 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: What pc spec do i need for Sublimation Printing?

Replies: 1

Views: 1124

Alan, if you are working with full colour graphics, and I assume that you are I would suggest that you go through something like micromart magazine and go for any system that is listed as 'Graphics' or 'Games'. Go for an Athlon 64 processor as these are cheaper than the equivalent speed Intel proces...

Sun May 01, 2005 5:22 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: buying new equipment what do you recommend pc or mac?

Replies: 43

Views: 14463

I have always taken Apples advertising and hype regarding the power of their computers and the fact that their operating system does not crash as often as windows. Therefore have never bought one. We recently purchased a HP Indigo Digital press and had to purchase a mac (Indigo uses Unix) anyway we ...

Sun May 01, 2005 5:07 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can a pdf be imported into siglab or corel please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3856

I agree with nik, corel is one of the best pieces of software for PDF reading and creation. Just make sure that when the customer saves the PDF that they convert the text to curves.

Sun May 01, 2005 5:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Solvent Print - a couple questions.

Replies: 7

Views: 1582

We can charge about £50 per square meter no problem. Some charge more some charge less. but anything from £40-£65 per meter is fine.

Sun May 01, 2005 5:00 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i get the rght proof for exoprting for litho?

Replies: 12

Views: 3173

I have been in the litho print industry for over 10 years and I still worry about what work will come out like. You will never get a perfect proof of your job on a home printer. Simply get the printer to send you a proof. You will find that Corel is one of the worst pieces of software for fountain f...

Sun May 01, 2005 4:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Logo copywrite

Replies: 17

Views: 1802

It is ALWAYS the responsibility of the customer to check copyright issues when he requests a particular logo and up to him to get any necessary permissions, so in this case don't worry go ahead and do the job.

Sun May 01, 2005 4:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: doming supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 2529

We went to the likwid art stand as well, the guy doing the sales part was helpfull, but I agree the one doing the demo was quite rude, but when we went there, there were around 20 people were crowding around the poor guy so I can understand. However the people at liquid lens had no such excuses, we ...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holographic labels - supplier required?

Replies: 0

Views: 243

Holographic labels - supplier required?

Hi Does anyone know of a company which sells standard holographic (I.e. stock labels) labels. I have a customer who needs them to put on their membership cards. The hologram does not have to be any specific design. These will be applied by hand and then the card will be laminated any help would be a...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: underground

Replies: 8

Views: 1141

that is an eye

It's so good, it's come to life.

I see a pink elephant dancing :pink:

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: jordan air time

Replies: 8

Views: 4145

when I say the subject I did this :D

when I found out the this was the other jordan I did this :(

but when I saw the artwork on display I did this :clap3:

then I asked myself, why can't I do this? and I did this :hung:

it's ok I'm still here :funky:

aren't emoticons brilliant

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: printed balloons - trade supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 330

(i'm not sure if they make the machines which make the machines which make the balloons tho'

Cheers
Jamie


:lol:

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Marketing strategy advice/ideas please

Replies: 7

Views: 988

Hi I'm sure that the flatbed must have cost serious money and you will have spent time and money setting up the premises etc. If you have taken this much time and spent this much money I would suggest going to a marketing firm, this way you can do what your good at and let someone else do what they ...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hi from aberdeenshire

Replies: 8

Views: 748

Hello and Welcome!

:whasupp:

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ebay too good to be true?

Replies: 20

Views: 1789

Hi I recently bought an item from ebay which also looked to good to be true. we had a telephone system put in by BT and just the phones for reception and one of the offices cost us over £300 each :oops: (although they are very nice and flash) after a couple of weeks the marketing guy decided that he...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:59 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: is it possible to print onto Canvas with a cadet?

Replies: 11

Views: 3164

Hi We tried printing onto canvas with our versacamm as an experiment (BAD IDEA) for a start we set it to print at its top resolution, it took for ever and used serious amounts of ink. It was left to dry for a full 24 hours and then we tried to stretch it over a frame, we ended up with an awful lot o...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From San Diego California, USA

Replies: 13

Views: 1400

Hi and welcome!

like us I think that you will find this site extremely helpful.

:D

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:48 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle outlines CD, any preference ?

Replies: 20

Views: 3984

hi

try http://www.victory-design.co.uk/ they do a cd with 3400 outliines and the cd is a full 2005 update.

:D

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone please give us their views on various printers

Replies: 32

Views: 6255

Hi the mimaki only prints, they are pushing a printer and cutter package for around the £10k mark, saw this last year at a trade show at Olympia. Complete waste of time and space for us but may be ok for someone else. At the moment the best solution is to go with one of the Roland machines, and by t...

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:41 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: AXIOM PRINT SEAL LIQUID LAMINATOR FOR SALE

Replies: 2

Views: 468

Hi Natalie!

We may be interested, please send pictures to:

asif@printdigital.biz

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:39 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED - Second User Large Format Laminator

Replies: 3

Views: 612

Hi Natalie!

We may be interested, please send pictures to:

asif@printdigital.biz

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:36 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Employment Needed

Replies: 23

Views: 1820

well done!

:D

Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home or Shop - opinions please

Replies: 24

Views: 1817

i used yellow pages once when I needed a plumber, now I have contact with a good plumber, he does not advertise in the yellow pages. Its all about word of mouth. I once got some very good advise from someone, this was that the decision maker in a business is usually the owner, and the owner usually ...

Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:38 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: contemporary furniture for sale

Replies: 3

Views: 434

need some furniture. please email me a jpeg

thanks

asif@printdigital.biz

Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:36 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can you print business cards on a cadet please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1816

If you wont to do business cards get yourself a Xerox Docucolour 12, these things have been around for ages but they are built like tanks, you should be able to find one for around a few grand, we bought ours new but we recovered the cost in just a few months. It is the only copier/printer that can ...

Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:26 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: which printer should i buy uniform cadet v Roland versacamm?

Replies: 14

Views: 4693

I can never understand what this is about. It doesn't matter which machine you use, they were both built to print outdoor stuff (allegedly), and as far as I am concerned all outdoor stuff should be laminated especially car/van wraps, its not as if it adds alot to the cost of the job and in the long ...

Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:01 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacam print costs?

Replies: 15

Views: 3221

I was originally told £5/m2 by roland (being truthful, makes a change), our costs have worked out to around £4/m2 on average. It all depends how you design the banner or vinyl. Try not to use full 100% coverage, as far as the customer is concerned even if the 'job' contains 50% coverage then it is '...

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need as many to reply to this as possible.

Replies: 35

Views: 3997

I typed up a post but when I tried to submit I could not do so, tried a few times and then I logged out and logged back in and all was fine.

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:44 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: is it possible to export an ai/eps in photoshop please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1557

I have tried doing this for Corel by exporting paths from photoshop to Illustrator and importing into COrelDRaw but for some reason if I have say five objects in photoshop I can only import one of the objects into Corel (the last object drawn) , any ideas?

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home or Shop - opinions please

Replies: 24

Views: 1817

If I had the room I would work from home every time, the savings are incredible, for instance just on telephone costs (Telewest charge around £20) per month for unlimited telephone calls, of course this is residential only), savings in travel time and costs to an from work also add up over the year....

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VAT registration classifications

Replies: 15

Views: 1398

Always register as a VAT business, the benefits are many. Including looking more professional to customers.

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ethical Advice Needed

Replies: 34

Views: 2827

I started by using the computers in my school to do designs for people (I did not have a computer of my own then) made enough money to buy a computer and then eventually set-up a company. You have the most important piece of equipment that you need, and that is YOU. see someone like the Princes Trus...

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Telephone marketing, do you do it?

Replies: 6

Views: 1067

When we started our printing firm (over 15 years ago) we aimed to target Takeaways. We soon found that the best way to get business from these guys is to cold call. In fact I remember we used to be in the office from 9am till 6pm and then we would pick an area of the country (North England) and driv...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:27 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PRINTING ONTO PLASTIC WITH ROLAND

Replies: 4

Views: 1945

Thanks guys! just two more questions

Rodney - where can I get some details for the 1290 (flatbed) and does anyone sell it in the UK, also how much would the fixative cost per 1m2.

This is a really good forum website.

Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:22 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PRINTING ONTO PLASTIC WITH ROLAND

Replies: 4

Views: 1945

PRINTING ONTO PLASTIC WITH ROLAND

I have a simple question, is it possible to print directly onto a suitable plastic (such as the one used on card printing machines like Eltron (thermal/dye-sub) the thickness needs to be about 650micron using a Roland SC540 or even a Versacamm 54". Or would it be better to print onto vinyl and then ...

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