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Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Roland SJ645ex Vrs Roland RS 640 Versa Art

Replies: 5

Views: 1113

What is RIPC? I would not be comfortable running a 6 colour in 4colour mode all the time. Volume wise is approx 20m per day. How old is this model of machine do you know?

Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:16 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Roland SJ645ex Vrs Roland RS 640 Versa Art

Replies: 5

Views: 1113

Hi Jason, I mainly do safety signs, labels/stickers, vehicle graphics, etc. 4 colour always worked perfect for me. I am a bit cagey with it being a 6 colour as I used to have a mimake jv3 and found it a waste having the extra 2 colours.

Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Roland SJ645ex Vrs Roland RS 640 Versa Art

Replies: 5

Views: 1113

Roland SJ645ex Vrs Roland RS 640 Versa Art

Hi, What are peoples opinions on buying a new machine. I want to upgrade my roland printer from a 1370 SP to a 1600 wide printer. I was settled on getting the versa art but my supplier has just offered me a SJ645ex demo model (hardly used - still 5 yr waranty with full set inks etc) for $25k. A grea...

Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Floor graphics onto concrete

Replies: 8

Views: 854

MACtac have a new product out that sticks to road surfaces, concrete block walls and just about anything. Put it down and just heat it. Not sure of the exact code though. Supplier over here gave me all the pictures of it being used in various applications - amazing stuff.

James

Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:10 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Community Bus

Replies: 25

Views: 4206

Clegg Media are not too far from me, I am at Victoria point. They have a very good reputation for wrapping but are still not the cheapest - but they do have the contacts.
I do never worry about people beating me on price but do get annoyed sometimes as we all do in this game.

Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Community Bus

Replies: 25

Views: 4206

Yeah 5k seems about what I would charge. I just put in a price for wrapping a new holden combo, roof and all - I went in at 3650 + gst and they said I was $1200 over priced compared to others. This included design as well - I just said sorry but that was my price and so I lost the job. It does not w...

Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Community Bus

Replies: 25

Views: 4206

Couldnt agree more Peter. I do not do a lot of this sort of thing anymore and therefore find it hard to competitively price jobs like this.

Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: print room & finishing room advice needed please

Replies: 7

Views: 1215

John, any chance of you posting a picture of the way your table is set up with the ezy taper for laminating. We have ours set up with tables either side permanent. 6m table then ezy taper then 2.4m table. They are fixed in position though and I would like an easy way of mounting laminate hence looki...

Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Community Bus

Replies: 25

Views: 4206

Looks good mate.. Just out of curiosity what would you charge for something like that - just a ball park figure?

James

Tue May 19, 2009 9:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VIIE Melbourne and PacPrint 09

Replies: 18

Views: 1594

I would love to go to Pacprint as I am a Litho printer by trade and used to go to Ipex and Drupa but workload does not permit me flying at this moment unfortunetly :(

Mon May 18, 2009 9:25 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: vertical text

Replies: 4

Views: 1203

Hey Mate, What program are you looking to do this in?

James

Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hows this for a con :(

Replies: 6

Views: 832

"News here is that 3 and Vodaphone are about to amalgamate so it will be interesting what happens with the service now" I did not know this and as we are with 3 also it Will be interesting to see how it pans out in the future.. It is not good when a company screws around with an exceptiona...

Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hows this for a con :(

Replies: 6

Views: 832

Out of curiosity Shane, Can you mention what company this was?

James

Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VIIE Melbourne and PacPrint 09

Replies: 18

Views: 1594

Hi Jason, I flew down on the friday around lunchtime, went to the show, had nice greek food later that evening and flew back to brisbane at 5am the next morning. Best part of it all was the food :D

Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VIIE Melbourne and PacPrint 09

Replies: 18

Views: 1594

I flew down from Bisbane to the show and I must say how disapointing it was. Very small hall, very few suppliers and practically no machinery on display. Roland had 2 printers on their stand and the reps were not all that helpful. I walked around the whole show in 20mins and spent 1.5 hours there ov...

Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Work Benches what does everyone else use?

Replies: 28

Views: 3915

In my opinion I think you should use white 9.5mm HDPE as the bench top as this self heals and works better than glass. I have used toughened glass in the past and it wears out blades faster and can scratch. HDPE is what is used for cutting boards for fishing, kitchens etc. And it is not expensive. Y...

Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:07 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted : A tabletop rollor for doing show plates ?

Replies: 9

Views: 1096

http://www.noeleakin.com/ These are main suppliers in ireland for this stuff. Last i remember plate rollers cost 125 euro plus 5 euro to ship. There based closer to the north as well.

James :wink:

Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

That would be brillant shane, thank you very much. only 18 days till we leave now so I will keep in much more contact as time goes on. :D :D

Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

That was the reply i was looking for. I will take you up on that offer of going out for the day if its not putting you out too much most definitely, As for the areas to most avoid I will talk in more detail about later on, and for the bottle shop I dont drink or smoke so it would be of no benifit to...

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

I had a dream. No seriously after a lot of discussion with my lovely wife who absolutely hates the cold, we decided to take a chance while the kids were young. Also kids will be finished school just as we are going and its into the winter over there so it will give us a little chance to get used to ...

Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

Picture will coming soon, just have to find one where I dont scare people.
Dont think you should have told me about that being 5 mins away from you as i know whos doorway ill be living in :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: only kidding.

Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

That does not sound like good news with all them sign shops going bang, Its is towards logan direction I am looking Spring wood or lower towords upper coomera. When I arrive the first few weeks will be checking out the schools for my kids to see which are most suitable and then I will get work. Like...

Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

Thanks for the reply bill and I will give you a bell when I settle in after a week or so as every bit of info will help me. As for the climate change I'm dreading it to be honest but as you say its probably the best time to arrive. I presume there is like a golden pages over there where i can check ...

Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Replies: 28

Views: 3374

AT LAST: Moving To OZ in 3 Weeks

Just said id warn australia particullarly brisbane that im arriving in 3 weeks with my family for good. Its been a very big step to take and with no contacts made it even harder. I own my own business here which runs on 75% trade work and have experience in nearly everything. What I will be looking ...

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:53 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: any recommendations please im buying a cnc router?

Replies: 3

Views: 2447

We only just bought a router from Simon Avril in Tekcell Cnc. Brillant machine and a total workhorse. I had researched this for 6 months before deciding on which to go for. On personnel experience I would go tekcell again and again. A lot of companies go for axyz which by all accounts are supposed t...

Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:54 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: does anyone have any good/bad inputs with mimaki JV5-160S?

Replies: 10

Views: 3637

i have a jv3 160sp and when we run paper we have to turn off the heater due to paper buckling. On the jv5 however turning off the heater with the speed it runs at may not be such a good idea. A mate of mine has one of these machines and boy are they fast at printing. They are a serious piece of equi...

Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:05 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i source brown anodised Aluminium?

Replies: 4

Views: 1767

where can i source brown anodised Aluminium?

Does anyone have any idea where to get this type of material. It is aluminium powdercoated basically but covering off will not do as it is what the planners have approved. Also spraying is too soft of a finish so im fairly stuck as to where to get this material. I have tried nearly 20 suppliers in i...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:12 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: L.E.D. Supplier Needed please?

Replies: 27

Views: 9949

L.E.D. Supplier Needed please?

Does anyone know of a supplier for leds. i have tried applec, ashby, fibre optics and blue signs but to be honest i am trying to cut out the middle man and go straight to the source as we do a lot of raised letter jobs and price of these leds scares customers off right away.

james

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: having problems with vinyl & application tape help pleas

Replies: 9

Views: 2276

try using q-tape or polytape. I have had nothing but problems with r-tape in the past with the same type of problems even on big work.

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i apply sunstrips to a curved windscreen?

Replies: 12

Views: 2930

we charge €30 for the visor and text fitted, If the logo is two colours we charge 35 and if they want to fit it themselves then knock off a fiver, we do 15 - 20 of these a week

Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice please applying vinyl to VW Transporter?

Replies: 9

Views: 9388

Declan, Welcome to the boards.

Regards

James


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Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vehicle sun strips?

Replies: 2

Views: 772

Derek I just posted a file on the file swapping forum on how to fit a sun strip

james

Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fitting a Sunstrip

Replies: 2

Views: 482

Fitting a Sunstrip

A Bit of info on fitting a sunstrip
Hope it helps derek

James

Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: my news

Replies: 21

Views: 2444

Best of luck with the big step derek, and sorry about the wait but i came across that package i was supposed to post to you months ago and promise it will go out this week .

james

Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the conformity of reflective vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 1054

Only recently i have used this lg reflective vinyl and pushed and stretched into a few recesses and curves, nothing major but boy was i wrong. Vinyl sticks lovely and heats perfect and then 4 weeks later job comes back. All parts stretched or heated had completely lifted. Customer was warned before ...

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:26 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Fascia: Built-up 3d letters - Prego

Replies: 2

Views: 619

" i cut all the letters and returns... then went about bending the perspex and glueing into position. "

Curious how you done this rob as it is not something i have done before

Regards
james

Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:28 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: is there a major difference between flexi & other progra

Replies: 7

Views: 3727

i use flexi 7.5 pro and will never change from it, tried signlab etc but think flexi is the easiest in move around in and there is pretty much very very little that we cant do with this program, and yes it has standard trace and colour tracing

james

Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:21 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: why is my graphtec 3000-60 cutting to big?

Replies: 5

Views: 2178

i dont use corel but i have one of them graftec plotters. There is no way to alter the size of the text from your plotter so it must be from the production manager to cut. Look for a percentage size as this may be what is causing the letters to be bigger than what they are. Text size may look perfec...

Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2624

just modified a logo i done for a client recently

Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: V boards for estate agents

Replies: 9

Views: 1497

V boards are normally corri anyway with one score down the middle to allow them to fold and another score 2in in from each edge on the back to allow the fold for mounting to a wall etc

Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:27 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Need some software help

Replies: 7

Views: 1892

I have posted a relpy to this on the other thread... http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... highlight=

Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Red, blue & black chrome vinyl supplier?

Replies: 2

Views: 1211

Red, blue & black chrome vinyl supplier?

Hi all, is there anyone in ireland or uk that supplies red chrome, blue chrome, black chrome vinyl. Its mainly used in the states and japan on the drift cars-hence ive to do an exact replica of the japan blitz car, i dont think coburn do it but 2 other names ive come across are vinylefx and creative...

Tue May 03, 2005 11:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: racer

Replies: 17

Views: 2845

Post us a pic of the evo, would love to see it..

Ya done the windows also on this car..

Its different, thats the main thing

Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: racer

Replies: 17

Views: 2845

We used all avery 700 on this job, found it way easier to work with than 3M as we have recently changed, very happy with the avery. It made itself quite difficult with a number of colours to line up and so little room for error Time approx: 6-8Hrs with coming and going with day to day. With jus a li...

Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spring clean

Replies: 13

Views: 1258

Customers request

Indeed the customer was very intent on getting all this onto the van and personally i would have calmed things down, but the customer was more interested in having all the info as he has a number of inner city contracts and the van in his eyes would be viewed parked more than when coming and going. ...

Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: racer

Replies: 17

Views: 2845

vehicle graphics: racer

Here is a vehicle graphic we completed for a customer

What you guys reckon?
:thumbsup:

Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:25 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spring clean

Replies: 13

Views: 1258

vehicle graphics: spring clean

This job we completed last week, was happy with result,

Any feedback welcome...?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Claire in Clare, Ireland

Replies: 29

Views: 3239

Welcome to the boards clare, Just curious what company you work for as im from limerick only small few miles from where you are. I own a company called Pro-Image Signworx. If you need any help on anything then you are in the right place.

Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do vectorwise do it??

Replies: 9

Views: 834

Never got the picture of the car in the end as it was too dark then crashed afterwards a few weeks later. Ill post up the pic in another form in jpeg format. Id say to do it now would take 10-12 hours (much quicker now) It was a custom drawn boy racer graphic narrowed down to eight colours. Wife was...

Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do vectorwise do it??

Replies: 9

Views: 834

Iv noticed that as well but still cant beat the manual way to get it right.
Iv done one job and it took me 31hours from start to finish. I done it over 3 weeks for a mate of mine. And i swore id never do it again.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do vectorwise do it??

Replies: 9

Views: 834

The only way to vector properly is to do it manually as iv yet to come across a tracing program that is up to scratch. Also with most tracing there is so much tiding up afterwards that you will notice that starting from scratch would have been a lot quicker. Good vectoring comes with practice and pl...

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:49 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: dfx files

Replies: 10

Views: 3101

flexi does it as well with no problems ever

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: ar whitmarsh

Replies: 22

Views: 1406

You see i was never fond of the guy i had on the van, i just put it there to get a feel off the customer as to if i was on the right track design wise. I had full intentions of changing him and was going to redraw the guy from the phone book but seeming as someone already has exactly what im looking...

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: ar whitmarsh

Replies: 22

Views: 1406

Nice and tidy job there. Im doing a job myself next week but dont like the guy i have in vector, see jpeg. I was looking at a guy out of the phone book and the guy you have there seems to be exactly like him. My guy has a big happy head and customer would rather see the back of him Would it be possi...

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bad Font Choice?

Replies: 4

Views: 463

Try this one

A bit off subject but funny none the less

Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:14 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Dibond - best method of fixing channel to it?

Replies: 6

Views: 3558

we just finished a 12ft by 4ft dybond there this evening to be installed tomorrow for a customer (bit behind at the moment hence having to install it tomorrow) with the channel attached with 3m vhb tape and i stood on top of the channel with all 15 stone of me on top of the channel alone and it did ...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Diamond Plate

Replies: 4

Views: 851

Diamond plate is a coburn product, 5yr durable and looks exactly the same as jills magnetic signs, like chrome it does not go well at all over curves. http://www.holographicvinyl.co.uk/ is a supplier of this vinyl i believe , i get mine from sign + digital over here in ireland , price is £8.50 a met...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage:

Replies: 3

Views: 741

Some lovely work there

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Respray waiting times

Replies: 2

Views: 450

it all depends on the bodyshop and if they are any good or not, been my experience that if a bodyshop is not that good then chances are there paint work is not durable. However if they are good then they know what they are doing ie prepped and sprayed properly maybe ovened then there should be no pr...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: magnetic panels can they be painted?

Replies: 4

Views: 737

If you do paint the magnetics which would be no problem, a little expensive maybe just make sure that a flexi agent is put into the laquer as this stops it cracking and allows it it bend

Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Attention all Rockhopper 2 owners

Replies: 15

Views: 3253

And there was me waiting for signuk to invest in a rockhopper, think ill have to rethink this one and wait to see what else is on offer

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from another new one in Cork this time

Replies: 12

Views: 1333

Eddie is tipp town about 45mins away from me here, never met him personally but more than likely willl one day hopefully

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from another new one in Cork this time

Replies: 12

Views: 1333

hi timmy, welcome to the boards. As you can see everyone here is great and the boards are just a fountain of knowlege. I myself am from limerick just an hour and half away from you, if there is anything you want to know suppliers etc give me a ring ( 087-9660834 ) or email me @ proimagesignworx@eirc...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: magnetic signage: dave sutter autobody

Replies: 11

Views: 1282

Coburn also do a diamond plate effect 5year vinyl that looks pretty much to the same effect as jills there, inside and outside of the film looks like this

Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:08 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: chrome

Replies: 14

Views: 8573

What facilities are you talking about, I myself have a car sitting their waiting to be put through the chroming process but its expensive as the paint is not like normal spray paint, this stuff needs to be sprayed with ionised water at the same time. We are suppliers for alsa products ie chrome pain...

Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:15 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: anyone selling software?

Replies: 12

Views: 1132

We have flexi 7.5 expert with a brand new dongle com port type as the old usb broke (2 weeks ago). This program is just sitting there as we now use 7.5 expert. I would have to discuss with my business partner as to how much. Flexi is an absolutely brilliant program we think anyway. Their is nothing ...

Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Working on a SUNDAY

Replies: 44

Views: 3545

WORKING ON A SUNDAY... Just spent the last 5hours and 45mins installing two 8ft x 7ft light box signs, cant feel my fingers or toes , Never again, in future i will sub contract out this sort of stuff

Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: window tint

Replies: 5

Views: 500

hi kevin, could you email me what colours you deal with and pricies as we normally deal with reflexis uk films,

proimagesignworx@eircom.net

cheers

Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: recently sprayed van

Replies: 20

Views: 2302

Just be careful as last year just before christmas i had a friend of mine give me his car to put a graphic on it which was recently resprayed by someone who others regard as been good. Anyway the car was a silver 3dr astra and just after i cleaned down one side with isopropanol it reacted with the l...

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