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Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:34 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Test Print Problems Mimaki CJV30-130

Replies: 20

Views: 17141

Martin, it's just something I've got to live with. Being it's intermittent and there's no one answer as to the cause. Could be dampers, cap top, air leak, micro filter in the head, pump, connections or the ink. I'm using Mimaki Eco HS1 BTW. Neil, these aftermarket dampers were the cause for the drip...

Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:09 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Test Print Problems Mimaki CJV30-130

Replies: 20

Views: 17141

I've had the same problem with my CJV except it's the Cyan channels for me. Started losing half the test draw just like your pic. Sometimes one head side sometimes both. This started about a month after getting the machine. Got the tech to look at it and he swapped the cap. Fixed it for about 4 mont...

Fri May 27, 2011 12:34 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab 8 Help Cutting Colors & Print Modes

Replies: 12

Views: 5899

Yep, the printer proofing is a toggle to show how the image looks on screen vs how it will look when printed with your selected printmode.

If you have an accurate printmode profile, then it will give you an accurate image on screen too. WYSIWYG.






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Thu May 26, 2011 2:10 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab 8 Help Cutting Colors & Print Modes

Replies: 12

Views: 5899

Hi Gary, firstly, the colours you see on screen are ultimately displayed using your selected printmode's output printer icc profile. This is what you get when you use "printer proofing" which is either available under the view menu or in the colour management section under Options/Signlab ...

Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:23 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mimaki CJV30-130 Owners / advice please

Replies: 21

Views: 15154

Good choice Dan. Give it a year or so and then you could upgrade the cutter to larger size. The inks over here are different - I use what they call Eco-HS1 inks - probably more similar to ss21 than Eco. I'd go with the stronger option (SS21) and add a good extraction fan alongside the printer. I als...

Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mimaki CJV30-130 Owners / advice please

Replies: 21

Views: 15154

Hi Dan, thought I'd chime in with my 2c. I have the CJV-130 and also the same FC7000-75 as you. Firstly, you'll definately want to keep the Graphtec for all your regular vinyl cutting, and a lot of your print/cut too. I stock rolls of 760mm vinyl and lam for smaller decals. Print them on the CJV, la...

Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:21 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: RIP IN Signlab 8

Replies: 12

Views: 6316

Hi Shaun, I have a CJV30 and SL8 and RL. Probably 99% of my stuff gets designed and printed & cut through Signlab/VPM. It's just so much easier to do it all from within SL. Setting it up right is the biggest problem for most users, but once you've worked out the best settings you can save that a...

Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day guys

Replies: 19

Views: 3166

Jeez, looking at you're pics I reckon we should get Q and Phil in an arm wrestling match! And Harry can be the ref.

Hope you survived your earthquake okay Phil!
We had a smaller one just before here in Adelaide.
Must've rattled my CJV coz I've had a couple of errors come up too!

Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:06 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: print and cut or separates

Replies: 25

Views: 5857

Just to counter that point, I've printed a fair bit of banner and never had a head strike with the CJV.
I have all 6 clamps set to medium pressure for both printing and cutting. The material runs through perfectly.

Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: print and cut or separates

Replies: 25

Views: 5857

Hi Ruairi, You've made the right choices IMHO. I had a CG-SR here that was going to be bundled with a JV33. I was really disappointed with it compared with my Graphtec 7000 it was like a cheap ebay plotter. They do contour cut okay but apart from that they're pretty basic and really slow. The CG-FX ...

Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Mimaki CJV & Signlab 8 Help needed?

Replies: 22

Views: 10090

Yep. If you make it 250, then set the blend in ink from 0 to 250. This is the easiest way to alter the settings. I've played with all sorts of other options like 250, 0 to 400 and 250, 250 to 400. They each have different affects but I find if I want to reduce or ramp up the ink for a particular job...

Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:29 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Mimaki CJV & Signlab 8 Help needed?

Replies: 22

Views: 10090

Glad to hear your getting good colours. Had a quick look at the Metamark printmodes - looks like they would put down a lot of ink. If you think it's too heavy you can scale the max ink back from 330 to say 250 or less. Do a few tests at different settings and see how it looks. Send a file which cont...

Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:49 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Mimaki CJV & Signlab 8 Help needed?

Replies: 22

Views: 10090

Hi Jo, I'm running the same machine through SL8 too. Yes you can alter the size and offset of the reg marks - in the cutter tab next to where you select type 2 marks click on the box with the 3 dots... Which inkset are you running? I'd be interested to hear how you get on wrt printmodes and colours ...

Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Aussie

Replies: 8

Views: 874

G'day Biggie. Where's yer Strongbad avatar??

Yeah pity about printingdigital, there was some good info collected over the years there. As there is here also.

Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:31 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: best media and profiles for a JVC or JV33

Replies: 11

Views: 5883

Yeah when I had a demo of the machine they tried contour cutting with the middle rollers raised and it went pear shaped. I've set the rollers to be HLLLLH for both printing and cutting. Saves changing them all the time and as long as the print is dry (or laminated) there's no reason to lift the midd...

Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:09 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: best media and profiles for a JVC or JV33

Replies: 11

Views: 5883

Yeah, must be a hassle using white ink. How about 2x overprint with a pause in between?. What do Mimaki recommend?? I'm pretty sure Signlab doesn't support the white ink option, you need Rasterlink for that. It does run the 6 colour option though - are you using Lc,Lm? How're you getting on with the...

Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:51 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: best media and profiles for a JVC or JV33

Replies: 11

Views: 5883

A lot of the HS1 profiles have varying pass options. Depending on the resolution some offer 4, 8 or 16 pass, others 6, 12 or 24 pass, others still 8,16, or 32 pass. Sounds like you don't have many profile options due to the white ink. At the moment I'm setting up my own profiles for use in Signlab. ...

Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:56 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: best media and profiles for a JVC or JV33

Replies: 11

Views: 5883

What inks are you guys running? I've got a CJV30-130 - here in Australia they only come with Eco sol or Eco-HS1. I went with Eco HS1 in 2xCMYK. They have some pretty good profiles for Rasterlink on the Australian Mimaki site http://www.dgsmimaki.com.au/. Some just recently added. These inks seem pre...

Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:10 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Create your own printmodes using an i1

Replies: 12

Views: 5812

Dave I've used the i1 to make profiles for my old Roland printer with 3rd party bulk inks (ITL EPS) and now for the new Mimaki printer with OEM inks (Eco HS1) and the output colours are pretty close. My CMYK swatches are similar as are bitmap images. The Mimaki yellow is stronger though which gives ...

Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:00 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Create your own printmodes using an i1

Replies: 12

Views: 5812

Thanks for having a look Jason. I guess doing it in Versaworks would be fairly similar. And Andre does it all in Wasatch. You can do it all within Signlab too, but the problem I've had with Signlab's own generated output icc's is they tend to be oversaturated in yellows/reds. However, when I print t...

Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:56 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: mimaki jv3-130sp11 ink problem

Replies: 2

Views: 2898

Can't help with your problem, but you could try subscribing to:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MimakiJV3Printers/
Lots of good info archived away there.

Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:50 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Create your own printmodes using an i1

Replies: 12

Views: 5812

Create your own printmodes using an i1

This is not a question but rather an answer. I've been making my own Print Modes for Signlab for a few years now and have just posted a lengthy step by step tutorial complete with pics over at the Cadlink forum. Look for it in the tutorials section. I'd like to hear your thoughts or comments here. I...

Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:45 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: resizing problem signlab to graphtec

Replies: 12

Views: 4735

I had a look and couldn't find the step size option - it used to be in the interface menu. Maybe it's changed with new firmware? You can alter the scale in the "function 1" menu. Mine is set to 1 which should be the default. Remember to press enter after you change it or it will reset next...

Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:20 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: resizing problem signlab to graphtec

Replies: 12

Views: 4735

You should leave the setting as 1016 in Signlab and alter it in the cutter.
I had the same problem when I first got my FC7000.
It's in the menu.....somewhere...!

Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: ROLAND FJ50

Replies: 2

Views: 1062

After 10 years of signmaking eh? Just think the FJ was being born around the same time too! I still use mine. Got it about 4 or 5 years ago and converted it to mild solvent with a heater, still works like a champ. There's a lot of stuff to know though, I'd be happy to help. Feel free to get in touch...

Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:36 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Windows defender picked signlab up?

Replies: 3

Views: 1852

Hiya Neil, it's t'other Neil here. I see you're getting on with this signmaking caper then. Now you've got Signlab - just like me. All you need now is a Graphtec fc-7000 like mine and we'd be identical! Hope it works out well for you as I'm sure it will. You can't go wrong with Signlab (and the Grap...

Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do, from Lancashire

Replies: 18

Views: 2165

Well I got a reply from mum. Seems there's quite a few Riley's in & around Burnley. "Well your dad's family Leonard & Kathrine Riley lived on 22 Elgin Cres Burnley. They had Rennie, Marjorie, Mary, & william who drowned age 11 years I think. Then I think it was No.16 Elgin there was...

Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do, from Lancashire

Replies: 18

Views: 2165

So are you from Burnley or Blackpool?
And Hilda? Was she In Burnley?

I'll get me mum onto it!
She's called Elsie Riley (Nee Westwood)
Dad is called Rennie - not too many Rennie Riley's around I imagine.

Keep in touch and good luck to you.

Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:16 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Drew's Sign It Pty Ltd & Murrays Australia Ltd

Replies: 35

Views: 14185

Good stuff Shane! I saw your feature in the Image Magazine online edition. That's a good story and well deserved - congrats. If you're stuck for installers in Adelaide you can give us a shout. Me and my helper are gun installers and not far from CBD. Would be happy to help you out if you need it. Ch...

Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do, from Lancashire

Replies: 18

Views: 2165

Okay this is weird. I logged onto the forum for the first time in ages and find the last post was made by me? Well hello Neil dot Riley from another Neil Riley (sans dot)! I did a double take when I saw your (my) name here. What a coincidence. (You're probably doin one right now too eh?)! Although I...

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:10 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how can I do this in Signlab?

Replies: 6

Views: 2398

Um, well I guess I do have a pic here :roll:
Yep, thats me right there. :D

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:08 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how can I do this in Signlab?

Replies: 6

Views: 2398

Hiya Al! We've both been having a fair bit of input over at the Cadlink forum. It's nice to put a face to the name..sorry I don't have an avatar here. Besides, I wouldn't scrub up nearly as good...(Aussie slob!) hehe I like the idea of having a Signlab specific forum, that's why I jump in over at Ca...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:58 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone give advise & opinions on summa D120 SE?

Replies: 10

Views: 6444

Silvio, make sure you're importing with the "PS interpreted" filter, not .eps.
This usually works when you have trouble with .eps.

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:53 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: EcoSolvent inks for Roland FJ52 - please advise

Replies: 5

Views: 5138

Daniel, I have a FJ-50 using ITL's EPS-GFX inks - orange + green. Changing over is easy. I flushed the old aquaous inks out with their cleaning solution, changed the dampers, and replaced the pump with a solvent type one. Mimaki pumps are best and are around $70-$90 USD. You can also add a heater st...

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminate Failure...Help!!

Replies: 16

Views: 3084

If the varnish is for screen printing, it's probably solvent based and therefore a non-no for solvent prints. You should use a waterbased liquid lam like: Viponds digi-clear (works well) made in Melbourne, available from Spandex. Triangle fleetclear - distributed in Oz by Celmac. Don't get the d308 ...

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:00 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what are other peoples views on Signlab 7.1?

Replies: 35

Views: 11988

I upgraded to 7.1 print & cut from e6 colormaster and I can say it's definately worth it. The new rip alone is worth the upgrade price. You have to be prepared to dig right in and find the best input & output profiles and settings for your printer, but once you've got it right you won't want...

Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for pantone 535 light blue?

Replies: 6

Views: 952

According to the Pantone palette in Signlab 7.1, the colour 535c is defined as follows:
LAB: 66.23, 0.46, -15.89
RGB: 146, 162, 189
CMYK: 16.9, 10.6, 0, 25.9

See how you get on with these (?)

Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:18 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Bulk Eco solvent inks in the uk ?

Replies: 4

Views: 1357

I use ITL's EPS-GFX mild solvent inks in my Roland printer. I'm very happy with them, they stick well - don't rub off, yet they don't stink - you don't need special ventilation. I print mostly onto Oracal 3551, 3951 and they work well on this. They're made in UK. Here's the details: ITL Ink Technolo...

Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Workflow using CMYKOG

Replies: 5

Views: 1346

Niklas, I use a hexachrome inkset thru Rolands Colorchoice. I have RGB input as Adobe 1998, and CMYK as US webcoated SWOP. I find the cmyk vector colours don't seem to use the OG inks, especially if the vector rendering intent is set to spot colour. I work around this by setting vector intent to sat...

Thu May 19, 2005 3:34 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: words that wont cut straight

Replies: 17

Views: 3761

Ian, I had a similar problem where the cutter head was going all wonky on the Y axis (up and down). I figured it was the drive belt.
I took of the end cover and worked out that the cog that drives the belt had come loose from the motor spindle.
I glued them together and that fixed it!

Tue May 17, 2005 1:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: double sided banner problem

Replies: 6

Views: 1299

Just a thought...maybe you could roll a coat of black acrylic paint over the back of one banner, then lay the other one on top.
This should stick them together AND work as a blockout.
Test first!!! Let us know if you do it and if it works.

Mon May 02, 2005 4:27 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Does anybody have an easy way of sending jpegs?

Replies: 9

Views: 2127

Make a copy of your image, re-size it to 100mm wide, render to bitmap full colour 300dpi - it will be around 5 megs. Export Image as jpeg - it will be around 200k. If you have a layout with a lot of text and you want them to be able to print out at full resolution or to zoom in to see your detailed ...

Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:54 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab 7.1 version coming, is it an upgrade?

Replies: 8

Views: 2597

Thanks for the info David.
They are some GREAT new features.

I spoke to my dealer yesterday and he has just got his first copy.
I'm in for one next week or 2.
Cost for me to upgrade from e6 Colormaster is AU $995 which is about 400 quid.

Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:17 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab 7.1 version coming, is it an upgrade?

Replies: 8

Views: 2597

Well aparently they've released 7.1 now, somewhere in the world?? It looks like it has some nice new features: PostScript 3 RIP includes AGFA Color Management Engine, production queue with job scheduling & archiving, auto nesting, pre-view ripped file, hot folder support Create new printer profi...

Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:12 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: DELAMINATION ANYBODY SUFFERING

Replies: 12

Views: 2166

There is no way you can lam by hand and expect it to last or not to de lam. Cast/callendered lams HAVE to be applied using pressure rollers. I'm wondering how many of you agree with this statement from Rodney? Like you Chris, I've been hand laminating solvent prints and there's no way you can say t...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:58 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: shaws soft drinks

Replies: 16

Views: 1399

Crikey, thats a phone number and a half!
Even our mobile phone numbers aren't that long.
How do you get on remembering your own no's?? :o

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

Dewi, I'm pretty sure he got shot in the "groin".? poor bugger. I stopped in at Glenrowan last year, Neds birthplace. It quite an historic town, complete with a big Ned statue, and daily re-enactments of the shootout. Like Shane said, our history is very short compared to yours. Here's the descripti...

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

THanks Andy, the carton of beer's in the post. :wink: Hey Dewi, I see you're from Lancashire. My family is from Burnley (all except me). Mum went back there last year. After 43 years she and dad still haven't lost their accents! The locals didn't know any different. I did some searching recently for...

Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab 7.1 version coming, is it an upgrade?

Replies: 8

Views: 2597

Signlab 7.1 version coming, is it an upgrade?

Just heard there's a 7.1 version coming. Have a look at the Cadlink website.

I've been waiting for v7 to become available , but for some reason we couldn't get it down here in Oz.

So whats v7.1 all about? Is it an upgrade to v7, or is it v7 with the thermal module, like e6.1 is to e6?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

Shane you're an absolute champ! Currumbin Wildlife Santuary is on our list of places to go. There's 4 of us - the "kids" are 16 & 18 years old, boy & girl. Plus me & me missus, and we're meeting up with some old friends who are coming down from Darwin. Hmm, PM you? How do we do that agai...

Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

Cheers Mort! Hello Jill, no I don't know John Jordan, I presume he's a Signy? Shane, hi bigfella, I'm coming over to sunny Brisvegas at the end of March for 2 weeks holidays with the family. Actually we're going to Maroochydore for a week, then Surfers for a week. Looking forward to it. First real h...

Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

hey, nice to meet you all. 3 posts in 2 days now for me, I've brought my average down to 1 a year. I'll definately drop by more often. You guys crack me up. Must be the cold weather over there - you gotta have a good sense of humour! hehe. 38 degrees here today, and I don't mean Farenheit. It's a st...

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3562

Sayin' G'day

Hello my name's Neil and I'm an alcohlic. Hehe only joking (not). But I am a workaholic, and a signforumsaholic. I signed up here ages ago, but I just put my first post in the digital section, so thought I'd better check in here too. I'm a signwriter by trade, started out in a signshop back in 1977....

Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:43 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Technologies ITL

Replies: 1

Views: 1152

Ink Technologies ITL

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone here uses ITL inks? Being that they're made in Manchester, I would've thought someone here at UK Signboards would know about them. I've got their EPS mild solvent inks running thru and old Roland FJ-50. They work great for me...I print onto mostly Oracal 3551, and ev...

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