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Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:07 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Removable self adhesive wall fabric

Replies: 1

Views: 4361

Removable self adhesive wall fabric

Hi All,

Has anyone here printed on removable self adhesive wall fabric?
What kind of results did you get? What product did you use?
I,m looking at a wallpapering job at the moment which is 10700mm x 2650mm and considering using this type of media..any info appreciated

Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L25500 with Shiraz HELP!

Replies: 6

Views: 5550

Stafford,
Sorry mate, that's meant to say since V5 !!
I am currently using V8 which as you state is really good.

Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:04 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L25500 with Shiraz HELP!

Replies: 6

Views: 5550

Couldnt agree more! I hadnt realised there was a chat/remote facility untill I went on to the Shiraz wbsite..
I did get a very speedy response and the problem was resolved...
I must add I have been using shiraz for years (V5) and it has been fantastic.
Staffiord..appreciate the offer.

Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:10 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Problems loading contravision onto L26500

Replies: 2

Views: 4452

Been trying for the last 3 hours to load expanse perforated window film in to a L25500....nightmare! The printer just cant see it! then it says its skewed when it finally does see it..aggghhh Change over to regular vinyl...no issue straight in and printing...change back to perforated vinyl and probl...

Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:07 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L25500 with Shiraz HELP!

Replies: 6

Views: 5550

Update:
After speaking to Shiraz via their live chat facility they were able to connect remotely to the rip and solve the issue...magic!

Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:50 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: L25500 with Shiraz HELP!

Replies: 6

Views: 5550

L25500 with Shiraz HELP!

hI aLL, Just upgraded our very old 5000 to a L25500 and I am having problems! I have set up a new print queue in shiraz and configured the ip address on both the printer and rip and shiraz can comunicate with the printer via status update. Also when I type the ip address in a browser I get the print...

Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: silver window film on commercial buildings

Replies: 3

Views: 1385

silver window film on commercial buildings

Hi All,

Can someone point me in the right direction of a supplier of the silver /tinted window film often seen on commercial office glass. (not etch vinyl)

Any tips on installation would be appreciated ...is it the same as applying large vinyls to windows?

Cheers

Paul.

Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How would you apply a large graphic to glass wall?

Replies: 8

Views: 2017

Thanks for all the comments guys, greatly appreciated. We put up a number of sample prints to show client what the finished item would look like and used various medias ie, clear vinyl / frosted and contravision. They have gone for the contravision on both sides of the window! ie back and front!! to...

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How would you apply a large graphic to glass wall?

Replies: 8

Views: 2017

Theres approx 20mm of silicone in the gaps between the glass. I have applied loads of drops of vinyl at 1220mm wide to glass before and the wider the width the more difficult it is to turn...I usually wet the window next to the one I am applying to then "hang" the graphic on the wet window...

Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How would you apply a large graphic to glass wall?

Replies: 8

Views: 2017

How would you apply a large graphic to glass wall?

Been asked to apply a large graphic to glass wall. 11 panes - each pane is 2750mm high x 1490mm wide - to make up one large image! Client would like to see a translucent - see through effect. Applying large prints on clear vinyl at this size would be a struggle, so thought I could do each pane in tw...

Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Training clients fitters to apply vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 2143

Rob, no! just there for the day :) ...amazing isnt it that people thing that they can pick it up in an afternoon! I think it will be a case of Denise's earlier post and it will cost them a few quid to realise that its not "just a sticker" Even now in my travels I come across fitters that h...

Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Training clients fitters to apply vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 2143

Training clients fitters to apply vinyl

Hi All, We have just been asked if we will attend a container manufacturing plant and fit vinyls to a trailer and at the same time "train" others to apply cut vinyl lettering. A generic logo The graphic to be supplied in one piece - 700mm x 1800mm. I obviously have some reservations about ...

Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Extrusion lines on polycarb showing through

Replies: 3

Views: 1017

With a soft squeegee...

Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Extrusion lines on polycarb showing through

Replies: 3

Views: 1017

David it was applied wet (just water) done it countless times before on all sorts of substrates and never experienced any issues. The sheets were stacked on top of each other and transported to the venue then installed, the reverse on the de-rig. Its almost as if the highest points on the polycarb h...

Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Extrusion lines on polycarb showing through

Replies: 3

Views: 1017

Extrusion lines on polycarb showing through

Did a job a while back flood coating 10 clear 5mm polycarb sheets in a gloss blue translucent (very light tint) these were floodcoated by hand and stacked on a bench laying flat. when the panenls were installed in the correct light and when viewed at an angle, extrusion lines which look like bow wav...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can I ask what do people charge when travelling to a job?

Replies: 8

Views: 2309

Can I ask what do people charge when travelling to a job?

Hi All, Can I ask....what do people charge when travelling to a job. i.e. if you have to travel 80 - 100 miles to do a fitting Mileage at £? per mile Do you charge for time travelling? Wear and tear on the van? A day rate which encompasses travel within a specified mile radius? I seem to be doing mo...

Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Metamark, Superb Service

Replies: 10

Views: 1614

I use there series 4 matt vinyl all the time for exhibition work and of all the vinyls i have tried over the years theirs out performs all others...:)

Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 2214

Hi Vic, The trailer had aluminium sheet doors and a fibre glass body. the worst yellowing happened underneath the darkest areas so Phill's comment relating to UV light seems to add up. It suprised me that over such a short space of time this could happen, we did have some strong sunlight and very ho...

Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 2214

Thanks Phil

At least I can go armed with an explanation now! rather than "sorry I have no idea whats happened...its never done it before.."
Big help...thank you.

Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 2214

Phil
It was the area under the vinyl that has yellowed not the exposed areas

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 2214

Chris,
The trailer was brand new and factory white so no chance of an old colour bleeding through.
The vinyls that were applied were printed on a HP Latex mxchine so again no way of the ink bleeding through the vinyl and the adhesive and on to the trailer?

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Replies: 11

Views: 2214

Printed vinyl "staining" white paintwork

Hi All, We applied some laminated latex printed vinyl mactac JT5824 P to an exhibition trailer which was painted white. Six weeks later we have just removed the vinyl and the white trailer is no longer white! it seems to be a yellowy colour almost looks like nicotine stained!...any ideas? The traile...

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Jaguar 610 or Puma 1220?

Replies: 11

Views: 3878

if your gonna ring Harry....be prepared for a looooooong phone call :) he likes a chat !

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs Express £600 M2

Replies: 9

Views: 2565

Craig,
No need to discuss further! As stated this was just an observation...personally If I were contacted for such a small print at short notice it would have been considerably cheaper than 55 quid! but then again we dont have a minimum order charge and I appreciate some do.
Lets leave it there...

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs Express £600 M2

Replies: 9

Views: 2565

Guys points taken...
I hadnt considered a minimum order charge. We dont charge one, never have and never will.. as most jobs that drop in can be worked in around what we are doing anyway.....it was more an observation than a moan! and we were most definately grateful to get the job done...

Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs Express £600 M2

Replies: 9

Views: 2565

Signs Express £600 M2

While up in Aberdeen this weekend fitting graphics for a trade show we managed to "loose" a small printed vinyl. With no other option than to call the local signmakers first thing in the morning to see if they could print one off s/a vinyl 520mm x 164mm at some point that day and we could ...

Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:59 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can you recommend a foam tape?

Replies: 9

Views: 4485

thanks fellas for the reply,
These are exhibition graphic panels up for 3 days that are being fixed to an internal mdf wall which is painted with matt emulsion. I will give indasol a buzz and get samples also will also test the evostick on the workshop wall before going to site!

Thanks again..

Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:14 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can you recommend a foam tape?

Replies: 9

Views: 4485

Hi Chris,
I have no other option of fixing! client wants foamex as flush to the wall as possible...I was hoping someone could offer a specific tried and tested product?

Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:49 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can you recommend a foam tape?

Replies: 9

Views: 4485

Can you recommend a foam tape?

Hi All,
Hoping someone can help...can anyone recomend a doublesided foam tape that will stick large 3mm foamex panels to a matt emulsion paint finish wall and stay stuck!
Cheers
Paul.

Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:08 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: sign base for vertical dibond panel

Replies: 2

Views: 1995

Thanks Rob, will give RH a shout. Looked everywhere for something like this :)

Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:00 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: sign base for vertical dibond panel

Replies: 2

Views: 1995

sign base for vertical dibond panel

Hi All,
Can anyone suggest a supplier of a slot in/bolt on sign base that will hold a sheet of 3mm dibond up vertically?
Sheet size will be 1000mm wide x 2000mm tall
Cheers
Paul

Mon May 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner & Flag Finishing - Sewing Machines

Replies: 1

Views: 1054

The missus makes curtains for a living so she has a JUKI industrial sewing machine. she sews pockets + hems for me using clear thread and uses a little puff of silicone spray on the bed of her machine now and again to help the pvc slide and not stick.

Mon May 13, 2013 9:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Glueing polystyrene letters to dibond - outdoors.

Replies: 23

Views: 19496

great lead! I have dabbled with something called plasti-dip available here in the UK. You can apply with a brush but you have to put plenty of coats on and It didnt give me the desired result ....but what you have described with foam coat giving a hard coat finish sound just what Ive been looking fo...

Mon May 13, 2013 9:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl flood coat to windows application help needed

Replies: 9

Views: 2735

Thanks Guys, I think im gonna go with Simon's suggestion of the light "translucent" white. with a butt join. I like the idea that some transparency will be viewable from the inside to allow registration. Its not too important what the inside looks like as these are vinyls to "enhance&...

Fri May 10, 2013 1:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl flood coat to windows application help needed

Replies: 9

Views: 2735

Printed vinyl flood coat to windows application help needed

Hi All, Been a while since I posted and hope someone can offer some advice or tips on how to fit. I have a job which is printing full colour vinyl drops to clear vinyl and backed up with white and then applying wet to the inside of windows. My questions are, 1, Overlap or butt join? on the vertical ...

Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: bubble free vinyl - advice please

Replies: 10

Views: 1961

Great advice...learnt a thing or two there :) thanks for your coments. Client now advised of the "risk" and the ball is in their court.

Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: bubble free vinyl - advice please

Replies: 10

Views: 1961

wow...hadn't even considered this might cause the glass to crack. eeek.
Is this a distict possibility? anyone else experienced this...

Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: bubble free vinyl - advice please

Replies: 10

Views: 1961

bubble free vinyl - advice please

Hi All, I have a huge window to cover in black vinyl which will be stripped off after a couple of weeks and would like to use bubble free/easy appy vinyl rather than doing it wet. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced supplier please. ps I updated my toolbar and seem to have lost the ability to see...

Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advise please with vinyl on an emulsion wall

Replies: 5

Views: 1505

Ive been using matt x-film to stick to emulsion walls for yesrs and it works and sticks great .....except on yellow or green walls!...it must be something they put in the paint!

Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The Perils of being a Sign Maker!

Replies: 21

Views: 3953

Had most of the comments above but the best one for me was after sicking a large block of text on the outside of a window on a town centre shop...as I finished pulling off the app tape, completely oblivious to the small crowd behind me...I got a round of applause :lol1: ...highly embarasing, but mad...

Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: I need a large printed play mat......

Replies: 3

Views: 1021

Try Rutters? 01223 833522

Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ripped off by the trade?

Replies: 28

Views: 6198

Thanks guys... Ive been doing this an awfull long time now and thought I would post this just in case I am completely out of touch with reality with my pricing but your comments bring some relief in the knowledge that Im not going mad! I too have had calls at all hours over the years from sign compa...

Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ripped off by the trade?

Replies: 28

Views: 6198

Ripped off by the trade?

Hi All, On Monday we were fitting graphics at the GMEX (a long way from home) in sunny Manchester when the client changed their mind on the location of a cut vinyl after we had stuck it on the wall ...not wanting to dissapoint them and not wanting to drive the 280mile round trip to cut another we ca...

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wrapping acrylic tube - Help

Replies: 5

Views: 1931

Wrapping acrylic tube - Help

Hi All, I have been asked to wrap some acrylic tubes 2400mm long x 300mm dia. in a mirror gold vinyl. My question is what is the best way to apply this? How would you do it? stand the tubes up vertically and work the vinyl round or lay them flat on a bench? would you apply dry or wet.. Hoping for an...

Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:35 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: 3d browser based proof software

Replies: 3

Views: 2912

Hi Rob,
Ive used something before called babycad (google it) before to create a 3D visual for an exhibition stand.

Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 500 square metres in sub zero

Replies: 5

Views: 1947

Hi Rob, Good to be back! .....never wenrt away really, although I dont post much I am always checking out the boards to see whats happening and whats new. This really is such a goldmine of information and a fantastic resource and I love to see what pics people post of their work. Sometimes these are...

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 500 square metres in sub zero

Replies: 5

Views: 1947

client is proposing using an Orajet 3551 DT vinyl which apparently can be appied in temps as low as minus 5!
We will of course be trying out a few metres as a test before the job is printed.

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 500 square metres in sub zero

Replies: 5

Views: 1947

500 square metres in sub zero

Hi All, Havent posted for a while but could really do with some help on how to cost a job. Have been asked to fit a "band" of supplied vinyl 1350mm x 365 metres long in a snow centre. The temperature will be approx minus 2 and the majority will need to be fitted on a slope, ie the floor is...

Thu May 03, 2012 2:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printing direct to Lino flooring trade supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 1392

Thanks guys..

Rutters can do it :)

Big help! thanks Alan.

Thu May 03, 2012 12:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printing direct to Lino flooring trade supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 1392

Hi Rob,
I wish it were that that straightforward!!!

I need to source 4 no. lino flooring prints that are 4000mm dia. that can
be "cut in" to the carpet on the exhibition stand.
I have seen samples of the flooring yonks ago but cant remember who prints it?

Thu May 03, 2012 10:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printing direct to Lino flooring trade supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 1392

Printing direct to Lino flooring trade supplier?

Hi All,

Anyone point me in the direction of a trade printer that prints on lino flooring? To be used for exhibition floor.

Cheer's,
Paul

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: need easy to cut mirror gold?

Replies: 3

Views: 1023

need easy to cut mirror gold?

Hi All,
Can anyone suggest an easy to cut/plot mirror gold vinyl?
Have tried one or two in the past and the "foil" films are difficult to cut and weed.
Any info appreciated.

Cheers,
Paul

Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Contravision - easy to remove?

Replies: 2

Views: 1439

thanks for the feedback Paul
Have stripped masses of vinyl off before but never contra-vision so thought it best to ask.
Cheers

Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Contravision - easy to remove?

Replies: 2

Views: 1439

Contravision - easy to remove?

Hi All,
I have been asked to quote for the removal of some contra-vision graphics on glass.
I have never taken this media off before and was wondering is it easy to remove?

Any info appreciated.
Cheers,
Paul.

Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anybody used Mactac 8900pro on walls?

Replies: 4

Views: 1314

Hi mate...we do loads of wall vinyls using either metamark or x-film, both have a good matt range.

Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help needed matching PMS 397

Replies: 1

Views: 817

Help needed matching PMS 397

Hi all,
I'm having a nightmare matching pantone 397 to a vinyl.
I have checked all our swatches and nothing close
Can anyone offer any advice

Cheers

Paul.

Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl not adhering to painted interior wall

Replies: 15

Views: 3575

Hi Mate, I have been sticking X Film vinyl to interior Matt emulsion painted walls for over 10 yrs on a regular basis and have have very few issues at all. To state the obvious the wall must be completely dry! The only problem I have encountered is sticking to yellow or green paint? for some reason,...

Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removing scratches from perspex???

Replies: 11

Views: 1796

Gwarred,
T cut should be OK. I have used this method before to remove very light scratches from clear cast perspex sheet. My advice would be if you are not sure then experiment on a small off cut first if you have one.

Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mag sheet through vinyl cutter

Replies: 8

Views: 1510

Thanks Guys Have spoken to a trade supplier with flat bed cutting capabilities and they seem confident they can do it so I will go with them. I thought I would ask the question in case anyone knew of a magnetic sheet product that could be cut using a standard vinyl cutter or on a print and cut machi...

Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mag sheet through vinyl cutter

Replies: 8

Views: 1510

Mag sheet through vinyl cutter

Hi All, Can anyone tell me, Is there a magnetic sheet product that can be digitally printed and then cut using a Roland VP540 ?
I have been asked to quote for approx 4 - 500 letters for indoor display, 150mm high and wondered if this is possible?
Cheers,
Paul

Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:35 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Help! HP 5000 Cropping the print?

Replies: 5

Views: 5238

I changed the margin settings on the server to - left 7mm, right 7mm, top 7mm and bottom 35mm. This seems to work ok and has stopped the print from cropping. I know what you mean about Shiraz not being very helpful, most of there email address's bounce back and to get any sort of tech help can take ...

Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which corner cutter?

Replies: 4

Views: 812

Neil, Derek Thanks very much for your replies, looks like this tool will do the job! Cheers,

Paul.

Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which corner cutter?

Replies: 4

Views: 812

Which corner cutter?

Hi All,
I have a job coming up which will involve putting a small radius on the corners of polypropylene prints.
Can anyone advise what would be a good corner rounder that will cut paper/vinyl/3mm foamex and 3mm dibond?
Cheers,
Paul.

Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:57 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Reducing nodes in Signlab

Replies: 4

Views: 3142

beat me to it Al

Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:56 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Reducing nodes in Signlab

Replies: 4

Views: 3142

Try this,.....
Double click the object...then sweep select all the nodes...type "u"... then hit delete. This will delete every other node!

Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Help! HP 5000 Cropping the print?

Replies: 5

Views: 5238

Having done a lot of searches on the web I believe the correct expression is "truncated"

Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:24 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Help! HP 5000 Cropping the print?

Replies: 5

Views: 5238

Help! HP 5000 Cropping the print?

Hi All, Our canon ipf recently packed up and I have bought a second user HP DesignJet 5000 to get us out of trouble for the near future. When I send a file to print the printer wont print the complete print and seems to crop the end of the image on the last 20mm or so and a little off the left hand ...

Wed May 05, 2010 5:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 1500mm wide frosted

Replies: 1

Views: 667

1500mm wide frosted

Hi All...Anyone know of a supplier that sells 1500mm wide frosted film for glass decoration please.
Many thanks,
Paul.

Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Safty signs !! ?

Replies: 23

Views: 3341

sorry guys ...I just had to post that as at first it made me chuckle then shake my head in disbelief!
I spent ages putting together a website and although its not fantastic at least as a sign maker I try my utmost to make sure my "spolling" is correct!!

Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Safty signs !! ?

Replies: 23

Views: 3341

Safty signs !! ?

Is this something I should be offering!! :lol1: http://www.easy2pay.co.uk

Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl not sticking Help

Replies: 3

Views: 870

Ive been sticking vinyls to exhibition walls painted with matt emulsion for years and the only time I have a problem sticking is if the colour is yellow or green? almost all vinyls stick to black, white, grey, blue walls. I usually use x-film vinyls in matt. these are quite thick and certainly stick...

Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: removable black vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 710

Cheers guys......Mactac it is then!

Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: removable black vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 710

removable black vinyl

Hi All,
Hoping someone can point me in the direction of a supplier of black vinyl with a removable adhesive.(preferably Matt)
The graphic is only up for a week and needs to come off a paint finish wall without too many marks!
Many thanks,
Paul.

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: budget block out vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 761

Thank you very much for your help with this.
Ill give them a ring first thing tomorrow.

Cheers. :lol1:

Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: budget block out vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 761

Thanks Chris, Ive got about 90 linear meters at 450mm wide to cover so print vinyl with a grey backing may be the answer? covering in grey first is not an option and would take too long / cost too much. As all the printing I do in house is on water based media so can you suggest a particular brand/t...

Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: budget block out vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 761

budget block out vinyl?

Hi All, Hoping someone can point me in the direction of a reasonably priced Matt or satin white vinyl that is very opaque. I need to cover up some existing graphics and have just inquired with our usual supplier but they want £7.56 a Lin M for 610mm wide block out vinyl which will blow the budget co...

Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Javelin Cutter Bar

Replies: 4

Views: 833

I cut my knuckles quite badly once working late, in a hurry with a straight edge cutting foamex. I bought a 1600mm wide Javelin the next day! I can honestly say it is the best tool I have ever bought. I use it all the time to cut vinyl and f/x and it comes to site in case we need to trim any boards ...

Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The VIDEO Link Thread... Have you seen this one?

Replies: 559

Views: 179347

I cried with laughter.. the funniest thing Ive seen in ages.

Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone tell me why I am getting milky patches appearing?

Replies: 7

Views: 866

thanks chaps
I thought this was the case... some vinyls have a solvent based adhesive and some have a water base one.
I can only hope this disappears completely before the show opens and our client sees it which is in about 5 days.....
Paul.

Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone tell me why I am getting milky patches appearing?

Replies: 7

Views: 866

can anyone tell me why I am getting milky patches appearing?

Hi All, Had a trade supplier produce some clear vinyl graphic prints applied to frosted acrylic for us. Just had a call to say the print has milky white patches appearing on it!! These are due for delivery today as they are being shipped to an exhibition. After digging a bit i have found out that th...

Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:08 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Acrylic ready polished edges

Replies: 3

Views: 1238

Acrylic ready polished edges

Hi All,
Does anyone know of a supplier that will cut and polish edges of acrylic sheet?
Cheers
Paul

Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:22 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: ColourRout

Replies: 2

Views: 2164

I too have used this product on our rotary engraver with really superb results. we were able to cut it in one pass and no additional finishing req.

Moran's used to supply cut to size pieces so if you only need a small bit it was great!
Shame to hear its no longer available.

Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:19 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Shiraz Dongle Query?

Replies: 9

Views: 2221

Thanks for the replies chaps, Having spoken to AIT they tell me the dongle is under warranty for a year so if it went wrong it would be replaced. As this is the first upgrade I have ever purchased it took be a little by surprise that the dongle needed to be returned. I can now see reasons why this i...

Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:39 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Shiraz Dongle Query?

Replies: 9

Views: 2221

Owen, I can appreciate that this is an upgrade... but if I return the dongle which is many years old it will almost definitely be disposed of. If we can hang on to it and should anything ever go wrong with the newer dongle at least we can revert back to our older version with the old dongle and stil...

Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:01 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Shiraz Dongle Query?

Replies: 9

Views: 2221

Shiraz Dongle Query?

Hi All, We have just upgraded our version 5.6 of Shiraz to 6.6 and have been asked to send back our serial dongle as we will be sent a new usb dongle. Also that the new dongle will only work for a limited amount of prints until we send back the old one! My concern is that if the usb dongle is lost o...

Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: direct to 10mm polycarb

Replies: 5

Views: 1412

direct to 10mm polycarb

Hi All, Have just been quoted £266.00 per square metre (!) from our usual trade supplier of direct to substrate printing for printing to 10mm thick polycarb or equivalent. I need to get this cost right down. Can anyone recommend any trade suppliers please. I need a class 1 fire rated 10mm thick clea...

Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove graphics?

Replies: 16

Views: 2305

I regularly have to remove vinyl from 6mm opal acrylic exhibition panels and use boiling water from the kettle! works a treat...not sure about a vehicle wrap though.

Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Replies: 13

Views: 2360

I'm sure its not the machine at fault as I have tried to do this some months ago on a neschen laminator and failed! and on both of ours in house and failed. Maybe I should have originally posed the question "How do you put your overlaminate on vinyl with a laminator ...step by step" I trie...

Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Replies: 13

Views: 2360

Mark, Thanks for the reply. Yes the laminate eventually buckles and seems to go slack on the rollers at the edge, sometimes to the left sometimes to the right. I have tried zero pressure right up to the maximum pressure. also tried this with various brake tensions and same thing each time. As i said...

Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:44 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Replies: 13

Views: 2360

John, I should of stated, I'm using a cold laminator. I have a Salmetal and a GMP Excellam and cant do it on either machine! I usually start off sticking the overlam to a leader board and feed this into the machine and then tape the vinyl print to a leader board ie an off cut of 3mm foamex 100mm wid...

Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:45 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Replies: 13

Views: 2360

Laminating vinyl - any tips?

Hi all,
I have been laminating prints to foamex, dibond and acrylic now for over 12yrs with great results but whenever I try to laminate long runs of vinyl without a carrier board underneath it ends up a disaster.
Anyone care to share any tips? How do others do it?
Cheers Paul.

Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your views on OUR trade suppliers competing against us?

Replies: 62

Views: 9599

A trade customer needs to be defined though, so is say, Marks and Spencer "trade or retail" is a design agency an end user? or The small business that needs 3 shops and a couple of vans branded? Surely a trade customer is potentially an individual or a company that operates in business i.e...

Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland VP540 ...Service Help Needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1226

The encoder strip / ink lines are fine and not kinked, it seems to be the thin metal strip that supports the lines / encoder strip wont lay flat like it should. Although it is not bent it is a bit wobbly! and when the printhead returns to the capping station the whole lot wants to bunch up.

Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:48 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland VP540 ...Service Help Needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1226

Roland VP540 ...Service Help Needed

Can anyone advise as to an independant service engineer for a roland VP540. The metal strip that supports the ink lines and the encoder strip has become slightly kinked and when the heads return it buckles. Anyone know of a workaround? or can offer any advice please. The machine is just out of waran...

Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eyelett Machines

Replies: 21

Views: 2250

Thought it looked too good to be true!

I started off with a really small cheap eyeleting tool from DTP Supplies that you had to hit with a hammer!!
Bit of drama, but worked all the same.

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eyelett Machines

Replies: 21

Views: 2250

Just seen one in the PrintOne flyer...Looked very good value for money!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which material to use when making a pop up display

Replies: 20

Views: 4256

Hi, We do a few pop ups. I have had the best results with Kentmere’s K.Opaljet 125 (for the curved ends) and K.Opaljet 300 (for the main panels) from robert horne. Ive tried allsorts and this is the business. More expensive than some, but you can be sure of a tried and tested quality product. Paul.

Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Copper coloured vinyl supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 543

BIG thank you to all....samples on the way.

Rob, Never noticed the toolbar before as it was tucked away at the bottom of the screen.
Just downloaded it. What an excellent resource! Thank you.

Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Copper coloured vinyl supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 543

Copper coloured vinyl supplier

Hi all,
I need to produce a few logos from a coppery gold coloured vinyl.
Been through all my swatch books but cant seem to find a coppery one.
Any pointers appreciated.

Paul.

Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:51 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Colorspan Displaymaker Support

Replies: 5

Views: 807

Dave,
Thank you so much.
I will give them a ring this morning!
Cheers
Paul.

Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:36 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Colorspan Displaymaker Support

Replies: 5

Views: 807

Bump! Still no joy from HP. Made a few calls to them now and no one there seems to have a clue about colourspan hardware/printers. Are there any other companies or even independent service engineers that could offer site installation of a second user printer and basic training?? Cheers Paul.

Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Colorspan Displaymaker Support

Replies: 5

Views: 807

Dave,
Was hoping for something a bit more specific...contact number?

I did try ringing HP, but no joy as every one i spoke to seemed to be able to help!

Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Colorspan Displaymaker Support

Replies: 5

Views: 807

Colorspan Displaymaker Support

Hi,
Can anyone advise as to who offers support (installation and training) for a colorspan displaymaker 72uvr ?
Cheers
Paul.

Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help source grey matt vinyl please?

Replies: 4

Views: 695

John, Gareth, thanks for the replies. In had a very intricate vinyl panel to cut 6 metres square with a lot of text on it. When i ran this through the plotter for some reason some of the information was lost and it didn't plot as it should. I overcame this by plotting the portions it missed on 80gsm...

Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help source grey matt vinyl please?

Replies: 4

Views: 695

can anyone help source grey matt vinyl please?

Hi All Not sure what happened to my recent posting? I am in need of matt vinyl in light grey. Min length 6m x min width 1m, can anyone advise if any suppliers are open over the next couple of days or if anyone has any in stock , ......spare? This is req. for an install over the bank holiday so any p...

Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help with pms 300 to vinyl match

Replies: 2

Views: 836

can anyone help with pms 300 to vinyl match

Hi All,
Hope someone can help.
I'm looking to match a Matt vinyl to pantone PMS 300 so we can cut some NHS logos.
Any leads appreciated.

Paul.

Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone forsee any issues with application to GRP?

Replies: 3

Views: 443

Steve,

Many thanks for this... I will watch out for the release agent. Could you suggest a suitable cleaner? is meths or IPA ok on GRP?

Thanks
Paul.

Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone forsee any issues with application to GRP?

Replies: 3

Views: 443

Can anyone forsee any issues with application to GRP?

Hi all,
We have been asked to cover a number of GRP panels with carbon fibre effect vinyl.
These will be a few days old when we come to apply. Can anyone forsee any issues with this? does grp out-gas like new paintwork?
Paul.

Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:02 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: has anyone seen the new Versa Art printer yet?

Replies: 20

Views: 4424

Thanks for the replies,

From the sales pitch/literature and price, it does look an attractive prospect.

I look forward to seeing it working at TPE

Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: has anyone seen the new Versa Art printer yet?

Replies: 20

Views: 4424

has anyone seen the new Versa Art printer yet?

Hi,
Anyone seen the new Versa Art printer yet?
Im going to go to the total print expo exhibition at earls court to have a look but wondered if any of you chaps own one?
Cheers,
Paul.

Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: who can produce a circular flat cut stainless steel logo?

Replies: 2

Views: 1347

who can produce a circular flat cut stainless steel logo?

Hi All,
Can anyone advise as to a company than can produce a circular flat cut stainless steel logo at least 2M diameter. Larger if possible?
Cheers
Paul.

Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:07 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Mounting Print onto Perspex & Glass?

Replies: 6

Views: 1944

Same as Russell....
Optically clear mount film from Drytac.
Ideal for mounting reverse print backlit film to glass or acrylic.
Once mounted you cant see the glue.
Paul

Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a good spray mask for wood?

Replies: 2

Views: 636

Thanks for the response barney. The job was completed using ri-mark banner vinyl from Doro-tape The stencil was 33 square meters and had over 500 Nike logos cut in it. After trying various different vinyls we found banner vinyl worked really well as it is very flexible and didn't react with the spra...

Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Cheaper Mount film supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 914

Chris,/David, Thanks for the replies.... Chris i agree it is a shame that customer loyalty / long time purchaser doesn't come in to it. I know spandex used to offer some kind of discount scheme based on purchases, but i always found them to be initially very dear on products. Maybe some of the other...

Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Cheaper Mount film supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 914

Cheaper Mount film supplier

Currently revising prices we are paying for mount film we use for exhibition prints. We have been using the same suppliers for many years and recently after speaking to amari, they are able to supply a Ritrama over laminate at HALF the cost we were paying! Can anyone suggest suppliers? or anyone wil...

Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:33 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: The first vinyl cutters?

Replies: 28

Views: 10364

We have an old gerber S/4E rotary engraver! from approx 1985
It runs through a 4b and i cant find reference to it anywhere ! Its not in the gerber timeline.
Still used occasionally, bed size of 370mm x 450mm
Gerber certainly knew how to build em back then.

Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a good spray mask for wood?

Replies: 2

Views: 636

is there a good spray mask for wood?

Hi,
Can anyone advise as to a good vinyl mask for wood.
I have approx 1500 small logos approx 150mm square to stencil on to unfinished softwood using plastikote aerosol paint this W/E!
Cheers,
Paul.

Thu May 22, 2008 9:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the maximum width of bubble free frosted etch vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 1074

Hi,
Just found out that hexis do a frosted film with bubble free adhesive at 1230mm wide by the metre
but useful to know it is available at 1260 wide.
Many thanks
Paul.

Thu May 22, 2008 8:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the maximum width of bubble free frosted etch vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 1074

whats the maximum width of bubble free frosted etch vinyl?

Hi All,
Anyone know the maximum width bubble free frosted etch vinyl can be bought at.
I have a few large 1.5M wide windows to do.
Paul.

Tue May 06, 2008 9:37 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

Just for the record...in case anyone ever has the same problem.
I downloaded the latest XP hasp 4 drivers from Alladin and installed them, re-started PC .....problem solved.

Sun May 04, 2008 12:28 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

Dave , Karl,
Thanks for your help and suggestions....still no joy so a call to AIT on tues.
Cheers
Paul

Sat May 03, 2008 11:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

Karl,
Tried without printer attached to dongle ...still not working ..same error message

Sat May 03, 2008 11:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

Dave,
I don't have a usb dongle with a light on it, the dongle i have fits on to the printer port lpt1 and the parallel printer cable fits in to this.
When starting the prog i get an error message "invalid protection key - starting in demo mode"

Sat May 03, 2008 10:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

ooeer ..the dongle doesn't light up?

Although the program has installed ok when you try to start it it automatically goes in to demo mode.
Can you talk me through it step by step.
Which folder exactly would i look in for the hasp driver please.
Cheers
Paul

Sat May 03, 2008 10:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2584

Anyone using Shiraz RIP?

Hi all,
Can Shiraz V5.61 be used on an windows XP operating system?
We had it running fine on windows 2000 pro, but would like to install on xp.
Tried everything but it will only start in demo mode.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Paul.

Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 3 metre x 2 metre on acrylic

Replies: 5

Views: 905

3 metre x 2 metre on acrylic

Hi All,
Have been asked to quote for a back lit image which is 2 M high X 15 M wide on 5mm acrylic.
Can anyone suggest a TRADE ONLY supplier of wide format printing that can print at 2M X 3M to a really good resolution.

Cheers
Paul.


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Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK - what did you think of it?

Replies: 63

Views: 6772

I don't know about you mate but it always makes me a bit jumpy making graphics for this show!
We do a lot of exhibition graphics work but knowing your work is under the critical eye of hundreds of sign makers means extra care and attention to detail.

Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK - what did you think of it?

Replies: 63

Views: 6772

Lee,
I thought perfect colours stand looked great!
I did the graphics on the RHG Sign and display stand again this year...now im being biased but i thought these looked better. lol

Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:20 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: does anyone know of an engineer in the Southampton/Hampshire

Replies: 10

Views: 5663

Could it be cutting in tangential mode?

Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rounding corners on Dibond

Replies: 7

Views: 1185

Many thanks for the info
....seems a router is the preferred way to go!
Do i need an aluminium cutter or will a standard wood cutter be ok?

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cardboard POS displays

Replies: 1

Views: 466

try JKN Digital

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rounding corners on Dibond

Replies: 7

Views: 1185

Rounding corners on Dibond

Hi All
I would be interested to find out what different methods are used for rounding the corners on 4mm dibond.
I know there are various suppliers of corner rounding hand operated machines... are they any good? ......will they put a 25mm radius on 4mm dibond / reynobond.
Paul.

Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pole signs - supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 892

Yes... these are the no dogs/fouling signs.
Craig.... I will try DLM in the morning..nice one.
Gareth.... do you know the name of the supplier in Cardiff?
Paul.

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pole signs - supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 892

Mike, If i knew how i would post a picture! These signs have a slot punched in them so the banding can be passed through from the back crossing the face ( but staying flush with the face) and then out and round the post. I tend to agree with you that its not the best way of fixing but having had a p...

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pole signs - supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 892

Pole signs - supplier

Hi all,
Im looking for a supplier of blank flat aluminium pole mounted signs that will accept banding, without sign channel on the back...ie it has slots.
approx size 150mm x 200mm
Any leads appreciated
Paul

Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Service Engineer Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 1461

We clean our novajet rail with stainless steel cleaner from an aerosol can. Spray on to a cloth first and give the rail a good wipe down, i found it helps with carriage axis error messages and sometimes solves banding issues. I have printed over 80 square metres of print this week on an old novajet ...

Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:44 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: simple vinyl cutting program

Replies: 11

Views: 3307

This is about the cheapest thing ive found and your cutter is supported.
http://www.signgo.com
Paul.

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam board - How Much?

Replies: 9

Views: 1529

Big thanks to all that replied..
After a few phone calls Robert Horne came out best at £9.97 for a sheet of 3mm (order 10 plus) on a product called "falcon foam"
Thanks again.
Paul.

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam board - How Much?

Replies: 9

Views: 1529

Thanks Steve....

Anyone else prepared to divulge !! (?)

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam board - How Much?

Replies: 9

Views: 1529

Foam board - How Much?

Hi All, We produce a lot of exhibition graphics on paper and mount them on to 3mm white pvc foam sheet. I would be interested what others are paying for this and what suppliers are dependable. We are currently paying £15.47 per sheet plus £15.00 delivery if we order 9 sheets or less and £12.63 per s...

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there an easier way of laminating windows perfectly?

Replies: 2

Views: 745

Try taping it to a "leader board" ie. an off cut of foamex about 150mm wide by the width of your laminate. feed the board in first widthways and the print will follow. This will ensure the job goes through the laminator flat.

Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hanging sign or guilotine!!

Replies: 3

Views: 646

Hanging sign or guilotine!!

Hi all,
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I have a request for a hanging sign made from 5mm clear acrylic, size 3050mm x 2000mm
What would be the safest way to suspend a heavy sheet like this?
Thanks
Paul.

Wed May 30, 2007 10:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can vinyl be applyed over large rivets?

Replies: 6

Views: 993

Thanks for the replies
I'll let you know how it goes

Wed May 30, 2007 3:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can vinyl be applyed over large rivets?

Replies: 6

Views: 993

cheers chaps,
I should of mentioned these stand proud of the body approx 5mm.
I was concerned about getting creases in the vinyl.

Wed May 30, 2007 12:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can vinyl be applyed over large rivets?

Replies: 6

Views: 993

can vinyl be applyed over large rivets?

Hi all,
Could do with some advice as to how to deal with LARGE rivets.
These are much bigger than the normal pop rivets ..about 12mm dia.
Im applying an avery removable digi print tomorrow
Any tips or advice appreciated..
Cheers
Paul.

Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:19 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Website design generator

Replies: 5

Views: 2171

Great response, thank you. You raised a few issues i had'nt even considered. On our site we have a "get a quote" page where prospectve clients can fill out a (very basic) spec. form and we respond with a cost and proof by e-mail. More often than not we have no personal contact, the order i...

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Website design generator

Replies: 5

Views: 2171

Website design generator

Hi all, We have had a website now for quite some time but would like the ability for visitors to design their own (very basic) sign online. ie. a generator that you can enter in the dimentions / text colour / text body. The generator would then show a preview of the finished sign and calculate the c...

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:03 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: chip Shop Menu Lightbox Supplier needed please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1418

chip Shop Menu Lightbox Supplier needed please?

Hi all,
I have a new client opening up a chip shop...I need to find a supplier who manufactures the menu lightbox that you get behind/above the counter.
Lightbox needs to be 4800mm x 600mm (able to accept 8 opal acrylic panels 600mm square)..

Any info appreciated..
Regards,
Paul.

Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anti vandal / UV coating...

Replies: 6

Views: 1237

Excellent!! thank you for your help..

Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anti vandal / UV coating...

Replies: 6

Views: 1237

Shane / Janice, Thanks for the replies.... The coating ive seen is almost indestructable! You can scratch it with a sharp implement with little or no effect. As our signs are embossed aluminium rolling on a liquid laminate wont work, they would have to be sprayed... Thanks anyway.........The search ...

Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anti vandal / UV coating...

Replies: 6

Views: 1237

Anti vandal / UV coating...

Hi, There are a few sign companys that offer a coating which is scratch resistant/Anti-vandal and UV stable. Its not a laminate and looks like a spray finish?.could be...fibreglass?....epoxy?....polyester resin? I have seen it applied over vinyl and inkjet prints so i would assume it is water based ...

Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Blank slate signs supplier?

Replies: 8

Views: 1736

Many thanks Paul,
Have sent you an e-mail with our requirements.
cheers
Paul

Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Blank slate signs supplier?

Replies: 8

Views: 1736

we would be very interested in finding out about this too.
recent tests with engraver on laminates were very successful but would like to try slate.
Any tips we should be aware of when engraving slate??
Many thanks
Paul.

Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: supplier of clip poster frames req.

Replies: 6

Views: 1222

excellent!...many thanks

Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: supplier of clip poster frames req.

Replies: 6

Views: 1222

supplier of clip poster frames req.

Hi ...can anyone suggest a supplier of poster frames? we need 200 at a size of A1 ..ideally the type that can be sprung open to allow replacing of the poster and have nice mitred corners.
Many thanks
Paul.

Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Round magnetic signs?

Replies: 31

Views: 5130

i score my shapes using the plotter/vinyl cutter on a very low cut speed with a sheet of silicon paper underneath the magnetic and then "snap" them out of the sheet!

Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Banner Rivet Machine

Replies: 8

Views: 1316

i use these....very helpful people.
www.dtpsupplies.com

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is red reflective on the side of vehicles legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 2620

Many thanks for all your input..
The client (a security firm) want a metre wide / high, red reflective "eye" on the sides and front of their vehicles.
I shall now propose they use a cast vinyl instead on the bonnet.
Thanks again...
Paul.

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is red reflective on the side of vehicles legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 2620

is red reflective on the side of vehicles legal?

hi all,
Lots of previous posts on the subject of reflective to the rear of vehicles.. but can anyone let me know is applying red reflective on the sides and bonnet breaking any rules??[/i]

Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone heard of Trovidur?

Replies: 4

Views: 969

Amari Plastics stock this product........

Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: building a web site...

Replies: 8

Views: 1463

Hi, i used www.homestead.com works for us!

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: curved section poster insert

Replies: 4

Views: 779

try these... www.vistasystem.com

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:21 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone let me know where I can buy a blade holder?

Replies: 3

Views: 1104

Nice one - got one from Edward Mathias (smartknife) ..cheap too!
Thanks for the lead
Paul.

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:59 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone let me know where I can buy a blade holder?

Replies: 3

Views: 1104

can anyone let me know where I can buy a blade holder?

Hi all... can anyone let me know where I can buy a blade holder for a roland camm cutter.... searched the web for hours with no luck....
Thanks in advance

Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing polystyrene letters to breeze block wall - HELP!

Replies: 14

Views: 2710

For all our poly work we use clear silicone from unibond, note: some of the other brands tend to melt the poly so run a test first.

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: An interesting link ?

Replies: 7

Views: 631

An interesting link ?

well.... i thought so anyway!
Paul.
www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/sem02.html

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: dry wipe board supplier needed

Replies: 3

Views: 533

nice one mate... hope your keeping busy

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: dry wipe board supplier needed

Replies: 3

Views: 533

dry wipe board supplier needed

A customer has asked us to supply 10 off dry wipe boards with stands size 900mm x 900mm. can anyone advise on a supplier or are these easily manufactured? any info appreciated. Cheers. Paul.

Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Sprint - PC interface card required.

Replies: 0

Views: 283

Gerber Sprint - PC interface card required.

If anyone has got an LMK module or cadlink card to interface a gerber sprint to a PC they no longer need/would like to sell, or any other sprint / 4b spares please e-mail me with what you have and a price at signsandgraphics@hotmail.com
Paul.

Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:46 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wide format printer for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 318

Wide format printer for sale

Not much interest from previous posting so advertising on e-bay
Raster Graphics Piezo Print 5000 52" wide
e-bay Item number: 3876169182

Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:44 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Rastergraphics piezo print 5000 54" wide printer for sa

Replies: 0

Views: 399

Rastergraphics piezo print 5000 54" wide printer for sale

Rastergraphics piezo print 5000 54" wide printer for sale
(no rip - needs postershop)
prints to paper / vinyl / banner / billboard media / backlit ect.

Reasonable offers please to signsandgraphics@hotmail.com
Paul.

Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why do i get ghosting on vinyl after applying onto glass

Replies: 5

Views: 1126

have you tried lighter fluid ?..ive found it works for all sorts of things without damaging delicate substrates!

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:20 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Apprentice req.

Replies: 0

Views: 595

Apprentice req.

saw this on fish 4 jobs .... Apprentice Sign Makers Tonbridge, Kent £Undisclosed Job ref: 35161219 APPRENTICE SIGN MAKERS We are seeking two enthusiastic young people to work in our factory in Paddock Wood as apprentice sign makers. Training would include electrical, assembly and metal work, with a ...

Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aircraft Graphics

Replies: 4

Views: 865

Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aircraft Graphics

Replies: 4

Views: 865

aircraft vinyls

hi, done some aircraft graphics fitting for a company called graphicraft in bedford some years ago maybe they can help.

Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need a website Building.

Replies: 30

Views: 2416

Wow great response! Thank you all for sharing your views. Obviously some conflict of opinion here...i must admit learning more new software such as dream weaver or frontpage (is it easy to master) doesn't excite me in the least and having had a peep at the 1to1 starter package this definitely needs ...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need a website Building.

Replies: 30

Views: 2416

Need a website Building.

Can anyone advise as to having a web presence created, looking for a reasonably priced starter package, 2 or 3 pages, domain registration, search engine submission, include pictures of our product ect. Searched the web for hours, so many different offers out there but all looks a bit confusing ! any...

Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:12 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: software for dummies!

Replies: 4

Views: 1436

check out www.signgo.com its a simple cutting program free to try for thirty days.

Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pressed / Embossed Aluminium Signs

Replies: 3

Views: 953

Nice one! ... Thanks for your help guys. :D

Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Road Sign Font

Replies: 4

Views: 1646

road sign font

Various council authorities specify different typefaces, but one that is used quite widely is called "kindersley"
Hope this helps !

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pressed / Embossed Aluminium Signs

Replies: 3

Views: 953

Pressed / Embossed Aluminium Signs

Hi all,
Hoping someone can point me in the direction of a supplier of pressed/embossed aluminium signs....street nameplates ect.
Thanks in advance.
Paul.

Fri May 28, 2004 12:08 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: grahams dairys

Replies: 15

Views: 5053

Nice Job and a simple clean design...one observation though, when i was first learning to "wallpaper" vehicles, the guy who taught me always started from the back of the vehicle and worked forward. This way the overlaps always cover the leading edge of the vinyl that is exposed to the oncoming high ...

Thu May 27, 2004 1:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Multi color align help needed !!!

Replies: 20

Views: 3323

Quote: why in signlab when you duplicate anything (not copy and paste) does the plotter insist in doing one letter (per word) at time Solution: From the cut menu dropdown select "plot" then fron the options box select "sort" a box will pop up select "nearest sort" then the plotter will cut everythin...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:56 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone tell me where i can purchase a plotter cable?

Replies: 4

Views: 2758

cheers....... thanks for your help!

Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:55 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone tell me where i can purchase a plotter cable?

Replies: 4

Views: 2758

can anyone tell me where i can purchase a plotter cable?

Can anyone let me know where in the uk i can get a replacement serial cable for a summa D620 plotter ? bi-directional communication would be a plus! Any feedback appreciated.
Paul.

Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:01 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Software or hardware RIP require

Replies: 1

Views: 579

Software or hardware RIP require

Help ! i need a rip to work with an old encad 36in pro anyone have one for sale?

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