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Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:52 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Need help printing on 3m IJ3630-20 Translucent film

Replies: 0

Views: 871

Need help printing on 3m IJ3630-20 Translucent film

I need to print a large back lit sign panel and I don't have any instructions on how to do it with the film mentioned. My printer is an SP540V Roland with versaworks. Do I do the double print thing? What do I use for a media profile? I can't find my machine on the 3m site. Must be too old. I've done...

Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hand carved HDU dragon sign

Replies: 12

Views: 3188

Have to agree with the others, that looks top notch and if it only came out QUITE well I would like to see what your really good stuff is like :lol1: How long did it take you to do and how long have you been doing this sort of work. Thanks Martin(and the others). The sign took about 20 hours to fab...

Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hand carved HDU dragon sign

Replies: 12

Views: 3188

I like it too, I like the bottom font. :D Agreed on submitting it to SignCraft. Signs of the Times do run an annual contest and it does lean heavily towards dimensional work. Love....Jill Hi Jill! Fancy seeing you here! I will look into the sign of the time contest. The bottom font is nice. A frien...

Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hand carved HDU dragon sign

Replies: 12

Views: 3188

Hand carved HDU dragon sign

I thought this sign came out quite well and was wondering if there was a contest I could enter it in. It would be a great marketing tool to be able to claim "Award winning signs" or some such on my website. Do you think it would stand a chance anywhere? The sign is HDU with a steel inner f...

Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Watergilding

Replies: 4

Views: 4289

The alcohol would make the liquid dry faster.

Tue May 12, 2009 9:23 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB Members Gallery Jan-Dec 2008

Replies: 32

Views: 38447

Holy cow! I made the list! I had no idea there even was a list! Thanks for the mention.

Adrian

Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hand carved HDU, gilded projecting sign

Replies: 0

Views: 2893

Hand carved HDU, gilded projecting sign

This hanging "signs" sign took me about 6 hours. Mostly sanding and painting. The bracket took about an hour and a half. It takes a lot of priming and sanding to get the HDU smooth enough for gilding in particular. For instance, it took about an hour to carve and sand the word "Signs&...

Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:57 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can my graphtec cut this material?

Replies: 8

Views: 3147

KPMF frosted window film is pretty tough stuff. You might try an experiment with that.

Adrian

Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

Lynn wrote:Adrian lack of replies means no suitable answers sorry :roll:


Lynn
Thanks Lynn. I didn't realize HDU was not widely used over there.

Adrian

Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

Joe, I've done some more digging and I have found a large outfit that backs up their HDU signs with PVC. I only used the stuff once and it warped in the application I used it in. I'm a bit shy of the stuff now. It was the sawdust impregnated stuff though. The name of it escapes me now. I believe it ...

Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

Thanks Joe. The posts will have horizontal rails between them to mount the sign too. Not a lot of response to this question..... It's either so simple, no one thinks it's worth answering or not many people know the answer? I was hoping there was some commercial system available that I haven't heard ...

Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

I am looking for a method to attach a 1" thick 4 x 8 HDU sign to the rails between 2 posts without having any fasteners through the face of the sign. I have thought of bonding the HDU to a plywood or aluminum backer and then screwing through the rails into the back of the sign or fastening a tr...

Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:34 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Vehicle Wraps Go 3D!

Replies: 66

Views: 49332

I do vac forming. If you want multiple pieces it's a very cheap way to go. Not so good for one item. Once you have the mold it takes about 3 to 5 minutes to make the plastic parts....and that involves standing there watching the plastic get hot enough plus 10 seconds to form the part. The materials ...

Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

Thanks Rodney.

Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

Can you tell me a bit about how the doming went? I was wondering if the ink remained unaffected by the doming liquid. What doming liquid did you use? Did the domes fall off, or was the whole thing a success? I wouldn't mind hearing about how you lined up the prints for the Roland to cut either. Adrian

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

The ALPS is an amazing machine, especially considdering the price they sold for. I think I paid $375 CDN fo my MD 5000. The detail of text (so small I can hardly see it) is nothing short of amazing. I print a white undercoat if i need say, a yellow decal that has to go over black. The ALPS does this...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

[/quote]i remember something like this happening to some samples done using wax carts. we hand laminated the sample and i stuck it on a board for display... it did not go down correct right away so i picked the corner and peeled it away... it left the base vinyl sticking perfect and the print on the...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

Tell me about it. I bought dry transfer paper for doing die cast model logos but the process is slow, white is a problem as its a laser printer and the finish isn't that good. I have a Citizen printer with a white ribbon but it wont take to the paper. I'll have to try the water slide method but if ...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

Been looking for an ALPS printer for a while now and they just never seem to come up for sale second hand in the UK. I get plagued by customers asking if i can do a 1:24 scale replica of their logos and i`ve researched that only the ALPS can give required results. :( You`d think in this day and age...

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

Drat! Oh well.... Thanks for posting

Adrian

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 7761

doming with an ALPS printer

I'm wondering if anyone has done any doming with the ALPS printer. I make a lot of decals on vinyl with my ALPS MD5000. As most of you know it will print gold and silver foil and white ink as well as metallics etc. Seems ideal for domed badges. I know ALPS ink is OK under 2 part polyurethane car pai...

Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:25 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cut lines not meeting when cutting vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 2416

What's a mini plotter?

Adrian

Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know of a decent life span carbon fibre effect Vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 3146

kpmf do one but I don't know the difference between "printed or woven".

Adrian

Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrap: gilmartins

Replies: 27

Views: 6126

Pictures please.:oops:

Adrian

Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrap: gilmartins

Replies: 27

Views: 6126

Russ, well done mate. Just a tip with tiling, I find it easier to put the panels together, before application, that way there is not a problem with any stretching that may happen. I only have 12" to play with and I do it often. Peter Um...how do you put panels together before you apply them? I...

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fractured my foot and im in crutches

Replies: 14

Views: 811

oreodeus are you bk walking on the foot just after a week , i hope i get up and about that quick as well Never got off it. Even finished the fight. Most of the black is gone out of it now....it's just twice as big as the others. It's the second toe in, not the big one....so not such a big deal. My ...

Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fractured my foot and im in crutches

Replies: 14

Views: 811

Sorry to hear you got hurt. I broke my toe last week at Tae Kwon Do. It's not too bad in the morning but by suppertime I'm definitely ready to quit walking on it!

Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Grove Ceramics

Replies: 12

Views: 943

Simple but effective is best! Looks good.

Adrian

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: My new van

Replies: 12

Views: 1236

Hugh and Brian... thank you very much.

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: My new van

Replies: 12

Views: 1236

I like it too Adrian. Those stripes would have been hard too. Been there done that :-? My only comment would be to add a 6 or 12mm yellow or white line on the top edge of the red, just me opinion tho. Cheers Shane, The van is one big, long compound curve and going on an angle seems to make it even ...

Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: My new van

Replies: 12

Views: 1236

dennis wrote:not to keen on the design itself but i really like the gloss your vinyl has, it's really shiny, did you laminate it?


Just applied the KPMF as it comes off the roll.

Adrian

Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: My new van

Replies: 12

Views: 1236

Thank you ladies!

Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: My new van

Replies: 12

Views: 1236

vehicle graphics: My new van

Here is a pic of my new work van. It was a lot harder to do the wide stripes than I thought. I thought they would go on in no time. I'm glad it was for me and not a customer. I'd have lost my shirt! Anyway, hope you guys like it....
BTW, it's done in KPMF 2 mil.....all dry of course.

Adrian

Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Ford Mustang "Sally"

Replies: 24

Views: 7073

I feel much better about a job I just finished after reading this thread. I put some stripes across the sides of my new van and it took me forever to get it done. Way harder than it looks. If I had quoted for a customer I'd have lost my shirt!

Adrian

Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: protecht

Replies: 22

Views: 1841

What kind of van is that? I want one!

Adrian

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can l have your opinions on my two ideas for van layout?

Replies: 40

Views: 6669

I rest my case on the "blue circle things".

Adrian

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:22 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can l have your opinions on my two ideas for van layout?

Replies: 40

Views: 6669

It took me a few moments to figure out what the "speedometer dials" were for. Now that I figured out that it is "C" for Carter,..... I like the bottom one best.

Adrian

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:43 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

Dude, Get the monkeys who made the box to start again and get you a new one. You shouldn't have to muck about and whatever you do it aint going to be as good as a new box. Making sign cases isn't rocket science so get em to do it right!! I'm working on it. I did find the advice here helpful though....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:37 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

Hi ya, if the box is D/sided then you have no back to fit to. i would refit the geartray in the middle of the side that is being fitted to the wall. Then get some bell wire and extend the cables to reach the tubes. Good luck Andy Andy, The sign sits on its base at the top of a pole. The ballast etc...

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:33 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

[quote= how on earth do they get the tubes in ? surely they dont fit the ends and then just slide them in, how are they fixed ? [/quote] I was able to pry the bottom tube out by applying a huge amout of pressure to the sheet metal raceway the sockets are mounted on and shoving on the tube at the sam...

Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:54 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

No guys...it has non moving, fixed sockets at both ends. They are not the twist and fall out type tubes. The idiot at the sign shop made the box too small so the only way the tubes would fit was to use the fixed socket at both ends. They admit to using fixed sockets at both ends. They told me this i...

Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:08 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

This just keeps getting better and better. Now I have discovered that they built the sign with fixed sockets at each end of the tubes! I can't get the tubes out to replace them when the time comes! Shame on me for not looking over this sign very carefully before I brought it home!!!

Adrian

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:21 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

Thanks for the helpful advice. Unfortunately there is no back panel per se as the sign sits on top of a post and is lettered and lit on both sides. It looks like the best I can do is get the ballast off the floor and hope for the best. The ballast will get dripped on but I suppost they are built to ...

Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

No, it's right side up. The sign panels are hinged at the top for maintenance. It is a two sided sign but I would have thought the ballast could have gone at the top. I think I'll make a bracket to get the ballast up off the floor. Some aluminum and a few rivits will fix it I guess.

Adrian

Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:45 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

Rats...looks like I can't add the images to this post. Never mind.

Adrian

Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:40 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

Replies: 18

Views: 6049

can anyone help i cannot get access into light-box?

This light box was just delivered to me. I can't make my own until I can be approved for the electric work so I had to have it made by another company. The electrics are bolted to the bottom of the box and it looks a problem waiting to happen to me. I think the wireing etc should be up off the floor...

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: klahanie kamping

Replies: 11

Views: 1454

Jillbeans wrote:Looks Kool!
Love....Jill


Jill,

Thank you so much for helping me with the design for this sign. (You suggested the curved lettering.)

Adrian

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: klahanie kamping

Replies: 11

Views: 1454

looks real good mate, or a first sign you must be proud. :wink: little tip, could be wrong though.. if that i s a foam board. dont pin it or use like that unless at least 10mm thick, personaly advise a metal or dibond etc if the sign is only screwed were visable. ide suggest some straps tying both ...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: klahanie kamping

Replies: 11

Views: 1454

Marek,

Thanks.

I had to go back and take the picture.:D I forgot my camera on install day. :oops:
I have to go back at night and see how the reflective green lettering looks all lit up. Maybe I can add a few links to the propane sign under cover of darkness.

Adrian

Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: klahanie kamping

Replies: 11

Views: 1454

signage: klahanie kamping

Here is a pic of the first real sign I have made. It is all cut vinyl. I got some help from members of this board (thanks) but I can't post in the design help forum. Anyway here it is. I wanted to hang the propane sign lower but the customer likes it as it is. :-?

Adrian

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: lone pine farm

Replies: 5

Views: 598

Thanks for the up. The design was taken from another truck in the customers fleet so I had no design input. My camera makes the green tree really pop out. Something to do with UV light from the overcast sky when the photo was taken. It's quite a bit more subdued in real life. I would have put it beh...

Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: lone pine farm

Replies: 5

Views: 598

vehicle graphics: lone pine farm

This is my first truck lettering job. I think it went quite well. Putting the letters on the doors was the easiest part. I'm still figuring out the cutter and the software. I used quite a bit of vinyl :oops: but I learned from the mistakes....I hope.

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