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Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

Replies: 6

Views: 388

Re: What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

What age is that cat now 2003?? Probably well gone now & be faded even if u do get it. Is there much to do?? I’d nearly just redo the lot. That car be well worth the investment & if the owner doesn’t want to let him go botch it up some where else. Hi Bernard, The entire car has to be done a...

Sat May 18, 2019 10:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

Replies: 6

Views: 388

Re: What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

Hi Rob / Gil Yea the liner is what has me stumped as well. I initially said it was 3M when the customer sent me photos of the sample before actually receiving it. The liner has a totally different feel to you usual type and like you rob I thought it was “al” in the corner. Although that was making m...

Fri May 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

Replies: 6

Views: 388

What vinyl is this? Metallic green. Opinions please?

Anybody know what brand of vinyl this is or something very close. It’s a metallic green but more British racing green in hue. Thought the hexis KG9806 would work but too light. It actually seems to be transparent vinyl when you peel the backing back. But assume it is just a thin cast as it has been ...

Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto pop up marquees

Replies: 2

Views: 756

Re: Printing onto pop up marquees

Surfturf.co.uk

Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

Replies: 12

Views: 1797

Re: Vinyl Wrap on Filling Station Pillars Advice

it would certainly give leverage to talk them into having composite as an alternative. It wouldn't be quite such a neat finish as a wrap but might be better long term I guess. TBH it should be neater than a wrap finish if done the right way, don't just do a panel for each face, print a Dibond panel...

Tue May 09, 2017 12:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fabric self adhesive vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 1445

Re: Fabric self adhesive vinyl

http://www.digimura.co.uk

Or

https://www.muraspec.com

This is what you've described , very different to vinyl on application as you usually do a cut through butt joint, not an overlap joint.
Very easy to put on though .

Mon May 08, 2017 5:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what flex face system is this??

Replies: 2

Views: 1196

Re: what flex face system is this??

Thanks Jon,
:smiles:

Mon May 08, 2017 3:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what flex face system is this??

Replies: 2

Views: 1196

what flex face system is this??

does anyone know what system this is?
I need to get new tension clips

Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car Dealership Job Quotation South West

Replies: 40

Views: 8944

Re: Car Dealership Job Quotation South West

There's guys around here doing that sort of thing for £50-60. bedroom setups with no overheads at night, and they think they're making a fortune :shocked: We have all got to start somewhere. I have always installed but people kept asking me to do there vans so I bought a little cheap Chinese cutter...

Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car Dealership Job Quotation South West

Replies: 40

Views: 8944

Re: Car Dealership Job Quotation South West

I used to do a lot of this sort of thing for a Scottish dealer network - prices had to be keen but it was still well worth doing. Unfortunately they set up their own print department to service the dealerships so I was given the old heave ho they probably bought your book Phil, and decided it was a...

Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Expensive first lesson of 2017...

Replies: 25

Views: 5569

Re: Expensive first lesson of 2017...

He was the one who told me, he had just driven it 2 miles down the road after collecting it when it happened.
These things happen, no one was hurt, that's why it important to have a good insurance company,
NFU Mutual , highly recommend,

Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Expensive first lesson of 2017...

Replies: 25

Views: 5569

Re: Expensive first lesson of 2017...

At least it was only a van windscreen !!!, Word of advice , if fitting vinyl to the bonnet of £220k Subaru s14 wrc, make sure and close the bonnet clips again when finished !!! £5k for a new window and special lightweight bonnet and associated bits . Didn't get allowed for the graphics either !! :sh...

Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Meeting my potential first employee tomorrow

Replies: 20

Views: 3330

Re: Meeting my potential first employee tomorrow

The best thing you can do for a few days is let him see what sign making actually is. Show him what vinyl is, all the processes, what a cheap corri sign is, what's an expensive Led built up letter job looks like. That way when you set a task at least they have an basic idea why you want them to do i...

Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Circlit - round projecting signs source?

Replies: 3

Views: 1057

Re: Circlit - round projecting signs source?

I haven't been in contact with Bill (Circlit) for a few months now, he hasn't been well , and had a bad Stroke but was trying to keep things going.
They are a very good product ,

Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Insurance - Machines and Contents

Replies: 1

Views: 867

Re: Insurance - Machines and Contents

NFU Mutual, tradesman insurance or business combined depending on the size of you operation, covers all things

Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lining up lettering on vehicles - advice required, please?

Replies: 12

Views: 2319

Re: Lining up lettering on vehicles - advice required, pleas

Or warped over the filler cap, only to get an ( oh i swore ) of customer call you a few days later when he's going to fill up and can't !!! :yikes: :lol1:

Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:10 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Black running into yellow on print help

Replies: 6

Views: 1732

Re: Black running into yellow on print help

This is the only colour combination that I've had this happen to me on before also, I cured it by printing a thin stroke (0.15mm) on the text @ 25-50 % yellow, you don't notice the stroke but the print creates a bridge between the two inks and stops the bleeding. Heat and slowing down the feed rate ...

Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sorry for not posting - all change!

Replies: 5

Views: 2258

Re: Sorry for not posting - all change!

Andy best of luck to you and your wife always thought you worked for yourself, any way as said best of luck on the adventure Kev So did I Kevin, Good luck Andy, you already have a head start into working for yourself , you know what you're doing , which 95% of newbies in this game think is not impo...

Wed May 13, 2015 9:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polishing Perspex Oxy Acetylene - help needed, please?

Replies: 12

Views: 2508

Re: Polishing Perspex Oxy Acetylene

We Use Oxy Acetylene for 10mm - 25mm clear items that need polished as the larger flame gets a more even result, But TBH it's only because we already have it here,and therefore don't have any extra rental costs on gas Bottles. If i didn't have it already i'd do what a Local Plastics company here doe...

Thu May 07, 2015 4:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: CNC cutting Polystyrene - help needed, please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2171

Re: CNC cutting Polystyrene

I haven't tried polystyrene as I'd imagine the balls would break away rather than cut, but I have routered the blue and yellow expanded urethane boards which you get for insulating walls etc with good success , we even use it to make moulds to create fibreglass blanks from

Mon May 04, 2015 11:14 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: How do I compete?

Replies: 9

Views: 3590

Re: How do I compete?

I laughed when i seen this one the other day,
The new style 3D graphics, Just loved the big self tapper screws holding it on :D
Obviously Vinyl was too expensive

Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sourcing a supplier of railing clamps - Can anyone help?

Replies: 8

Views: 1818

Re: Sourcing a supplier of railing clamps - Can anyone help?

Hafele.co.uk do them,
The problem is they are for 8mm thick glass panels
although we have got around this on occasion by routering a shim to bulk up the panel

Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx in receivership

Replies: 104

Views: 38623

Re: Paperlinx in receivership

Hopefully the biggest problem of all doesn't arise in that suppliers to Paperlinx end up out of business due to their administration. I know only too well how much it hurts when companies you supply go into administration, and remembering that Paperlinx are/where at the very top of the supply chain,...

Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Unpainted plastic black bumpers - what is the best material?

Replies: 9

Views: 3660

Re: Unpainted plastic black bumpers - what is the best mater

I have to say this stuff worked for my job...went back to look after a week and still sound. You definitely gave it a tough job to prove its self on anyway!!! If it doesn't let go there it'll hold anywhere :D BTW: Sign & Digital if your reading this post ,i'm waiting for my commission cheque in...

Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx in receivership

Replies: 104

Views: 38623

Re: Paperlinx in receivership

The material they took back from me the day after they went into Administration, they'd sent the wrong material as I'd ordered Matt and they sent gloss. However I presume now I won't even get a credit note let alone a refund? I owe them nothing it transpires and the last order was paid in full by c...

Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx in receivership

Replies: 104

Views: 38623

Re: Paperlinx in receivership

We're very lucky over here to have a good branch in Belfast, thankfully they have survived the cull as Paperlinx Ireland has been profitable, sad though their coleagues in the mainland were so lucky.

Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Storing Digital Media - advice required, please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1478

Re: Storing Digital Media

Yellotools.com
They have what your looking for, upright media holders on castors,

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:39 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

Re: Vertical Panel/wall saw required

I've been told the scribe blade is a waste of money and not to be used when cutting acrylic Who ever told you that hasn't obviously used a saw too often!!!, The Scribe blade on a Panel saw is to prevent chipping of the underside of the material, it cut's only a 1mm or 2mm deep, but upwards into the...

Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Problem cutting aluminium composite - help required please?

Replies: 18

Views: 4551

Re: Problem cutting aluminium composite - help required plea

Adrian Hewson wrote:LOL we use one of these

I use an Altendorf F45 :D but still finish every panel with a block plane

Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help sourcing vinyl with easy apply, but not wrapping vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 3057

Re: Looking for vinyl with easy apply but no wrapping vinyl

for the likes of this we just laminate a Ordinary Vinyl over Metamark MD3 or MD5 Metascape, works a treat and leaves it a pinch to apply as it thick also

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Problem cutting aluminium composite - help required please?

Replies: 18

Views: 4551

Re: Problem cutting aluminium composite - help required plea

Buy yourself a small block plane, I insist that all composite panels that go out through my door have a block plane run around their edge to Remove the sharpe edges, Wouldn't be without on, Used nearly as much here as a stanley Knife. Also all small signs get a corner rounder used on them, It add's ...

Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: GBC Arctic Titan 1064wft - help sourcing supplier for parts?

Replies: 1

Views: 817

Re: Gbc laminator 1064wft (1400 width)

Go a local engineering firm and they could Lathe you a tapered Shim out of Nylon etc that would fit over your existing takeup bar and would fit your larger roll ends

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Unpainted plastic black bumpers - what is the best material?

Replies: 9

Views: 3660

Re: UnpAinted plastic black bumpers.

possibly, but i think the primer needs to go on, unstressed by itself first before over wraping if you know what i mean, it would be similar to using an a calendered laminate on a cast wrap, by applying seperately the different tensions created don't affect each other. I no expert but that's how it ...

Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:57 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Unpainted plastic black bumpers - what is the best material?

Replies: 9

Views: 3660

Re: UnpAinted plastic black bumpers.

It's a primer Vinyl Film, Very good, wrap it on first then over wrap with your final colour

Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14046

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Flying in on Wednesday for a few hours :D

Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:55 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Mutoh Valuejet 1302 user maintenance - advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1328

Re: Mutoh valuejet 1302 user maintenence

It's the heat in the media is too high, also the temperature of the media might be cold, and when heated it causes a dampness in the backing paper to make the vinyl ripple,
Lower the temp to around 26C pre heat and ramp it up to 45 on the post heaters to cure

Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you guys heat your workshops? Advice please?

Replies: 11

Views: 1965

Re: How do you guys heat your workshops? Advice please?

http://www.ambirad.co.uk/en/uk/products ... ant-vision

i have 2 of these second hand for sale if you want 6 meter ones,
Great job , not hard to run on Mains gas,
I bought 6 last year,

Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:48 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sourcing a LED tubing to replace neon effect - advice please

Replies: 2

Views: 1897

Re: Sourcing a LED tubing to replace neon effect - advice pl

Hi Adrian, I have tied a few of these and had big problems with them, burning out and going on Fire !!, & fading, I ended up using Applelec's LED Borderline, It' worked well, The Colour is an Acrylic tube not a coloured Gel like most others so should last the test of time and easily fabricated Ian

Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with a Vinyl Colour Match, please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1674

cmyk 23 33 85 10

This is pretty much a perfect match to Avery 736 Gold ( flat metalic finish)

Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat-bed laminator - Applicator recommendations please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2869

I Put a Rollover 3000 x 1500 from Sign & Digital (Dublin) in last year, Brilliant piece of kit,, I love the fact it hasnt a top gantry bar to have to work around, this was my main reason for picking it, I would have liked a 5meter but hadn't the room, it'll do 3m and longer sheets, you just put ...

Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Football Ground LED Advertising Boards As Shop Signs?

Replies: 10

Views: 2874

It's very "directional" with it's viewing angle, It's positioned to be optimal on the TV but when your at a match depending where you are you can hardly read it, I've seen it used in Spain on some shops but not here. We do a lot of LED Pharmacy Crosses, even they are hard to get with a goo...

Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polystyrene cut lettering - sourcing a supplier, help please

Replies: 5

Views: 1338

Fran Hollywood,
He's a board member on here,
I've used him several times, Very good

www.madeinhollywood.ie

Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Petrol Station Monolith LED pricing - help with sourcing?

Replies: 3

Views: 2403

http://lightsign.ie/index.php/products- ... e-display/

Ask for Dave,
good guys to deal with

Ian

Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 supplier - recommendations please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2132

Paperlinx /robert horne

Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:56 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Cutting mdf shapes with a Laserpro Sprit GX. Help please?

Replies: 11

Views: 3747

Craig Brown wrote:
Rodney Gold wrote:.. when you got a hammer in your hands , not everything is a nail :)


has to be quote of the week...I'm steeling that one if you don't mind


I thought that too :D

Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:55 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: slimline trough lighting needed - help sourcing please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1820

Applelec do what you want

Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Any suggestions for covering stain glass windows?

Replies: 13

Views: 2900

Cheers james, Yep, been through that suggestion with him. he doesn't want anything fixed to the frame at all, as before he had perspex doing just that but water got in behind it and rotted the frames. It doesn't actually matter what it looks like as all hidden from view outside and access is only p...

Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Laminator advice please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2706

+ 1 for the Neolt, I've had one for almost 10 years and never missed a beat :D

Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what vehicles does everyone use? Advice needed please.

Replies: 34

Views: 7013

would love a vw but sooo expensive mind they hold a good resale value derek Your right about the resale, Had a guy beside me that was only getting a crap trade in on a T5 5 years ago, i bought it off him a SWB T5 85ps 90K miles for £2150. Sold it last month 185K miles and 5 years of hassle free dri...

Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: avery 777 purple

Replies: 5

Views: 1936

Paperlinx do it , i have about 150m of it here for an ongoing rebrand job, sick looking at it :)

Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: avery 777 purple

Replies: 5

Views: 1936

Paperlinx do it , i have about 150m of it here for an ongoing rebrand job, sick looking at it :)

Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:59 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: CNC Router Sacrificial Beds

Replies: 11

Views: 4404

James Sahota wrote:Whenever I've been into a AXYZ showroom Ive seen them use boards as thick as 25mm and actually advice of it.

Alot of the CNC forums have also advised 25mm boards as an option.


Give it a try :)

Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:48 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: CNC Router Sacrificial Beds

Replies: 11

Views: 4404

Darren Thank you for your comments I've always used a 22mm MDF board for my main CNC bed it's a marine grade board which we skim down to get a perfect flat layers. This methods has worked very well for us but walking around trade show I see people cutting smaller and intricate objects and having no...

Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice, removing birds nests from signage?

Replies: 13

Views: 2837

Phill Fenton wrote:You should have kept Schtum (turfed the burds out and got on with it). Now look what you've gone and done. You've gone and opened a whole can of worms. :nag2:

At least the Chicks wont be hungry , after they've eaten the Can of Worms :D

Thu May 29, 2014 9:44 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: usb driver for ultima cutter?

Replies: 2

Views: 1531

Mon May 19, 2014 4:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Supplier of Oracal Films

Replies: 11

Views: 3243

Uhm, you are correct, they gave me totally different prices. Still they are higher than thevinylcorp.. But why is that, what is the point to set such high prices on the website and then lower them with 60%... how they get customers this way.. If I didn't know this I would have never called... Becau...

Wed May 07, 2014 7:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign & Digital UK Exhibition, any good this year?

Replies: 20

Views: 3985

did go on the first day, but wasn't really for me this year, im only a vehicle wrapper and really wanted to meet up with some suppliers and watch some demos, none of that was around except for the sign and digital stand, Did buy some tools from sign and digital but then forgot to pick them up, hope...

Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: looking for vinyl wrap that matches the gulf porsche blue

Replies: 2

Views: 1595

Do a search it been asks lots before

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... light=gulf

Also it polite to say hello and tell us a but about yourself first before you ask questions :) :lol1:

Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:02 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Cordless heatguns or alternatives?

Replies: 9

Views: 3120

Nothing they can say Chris, I'm a professional in my field of work using a tool that's required by my profession to get a quality job done,thats what they insure. the plumber type ones are switch based, they stop work as soon as you take your finger off the switch, less dangerous than a heat gun TBH.

Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Cordless heatguns or alternatives?

Replies: 9

Views: 3120

Self lighting Gas blow torch , works a treat, not that popular here but very popular in the states, look on YouTube you'll see loads of guys using them on wrap vids

Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Orange Corriboard

Replies: 3

Views: 937

Dave Hamilton wrote:http://www.mcmordiebros.co.uk/mcmordie/corriboard.html


Tried them already, don't have any :(

Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:36 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Orange Corriboard

Replies: 3

Views: 937

Orange Corriboard

Hi ,
I'm looking for a supplier of Orange / Florescent Orange Corriboard, 3/4mm will do.
I though Robert Horne etc would do it but they dont.

Thanks

Ian

Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle tracking - recommendations

Replies: 11

Views: 1930

Oh, the Joys of staff :) the only way to track them, if it should be finished @ 3pm expect to see them @ 5:25, If it should be finished @ 12 expect to see them after lunch, and most importantly never expect it to be as quick as you think, because you know nothing, your only the boss :) I looked into...

Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of 4 metre ACM

Replies: 4

Views: 791

Robert horne

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing the will to live...

Replies: 34

Views: 8407

Your next BOOK
"2000 reasons to not become a signmaker " :D

Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:13 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Which type of paint for lettering onto walls with mask vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 2406

Old trick which may help Tim is to first coat with the same colour as the background (in this case the wall colour) This coat does the bleeding and seals the edge of the stencil so when you apply the top coat it doesn't bleed so much. why is ther no "like button " on this forum, Makes per...

Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What does you shop look like?

Replies: 41

Views: 15949

My advice would be think carefully about the space you need, then double it. Or you might end up having to work on the floor like me... :cry: Guess there are some jobs that will never fit on the bench ( 5x 8x4 panels), oh well good job my floors clean. As an aside note are there any of you out ther...

Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:42 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Routering edges on ACM panels to fold on itself

Replies: 13

Views: 5708

Hi Vic, A router will never leave the same finish as a pf1200, because of the cutting action of the bit, I though the same , but used it once and seen the difference There are numerous reasons , a major one is the swarf is blunt and doesn't score the face of the sheet when turning, guide wheels cont...

Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:53 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Routering edges on ACM panels to fold on itself

Replies: 13

Views: 5708

love the principle of it Ian but I have to admit - I coughed a bit at the £1500 price tag for a circular saw that didn't even include a blade! Hugh TBH Hugh i know where your coming from but we use our Festool pf1200 on nearly every job , so in principle its like using a Scalpel blade to cut vinyl ...

Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:57 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Routering edges on ACM panels to fold on itself

Replies: 13

Views: 5708

HI Frank. Ideally you need a Festool pf-1200 to do this on site, well worth the investment leave an extra 25-30mm beyond your edge you need, V groove then cut with a very sharp Stanley knife along the Pink line as per the drawing, at the edge of the V cut, cut down to and score into the Aluminium bu...

Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:30 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Foxtons Style Signage.

Replies: 6

Views: 7442

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2013/04/a-lively-debate-outside-a-paint-splattered-foxtons-after-the-brixton-thatcher-party/ recessed internal bulkheasd on the ceiling behind the glass, Green troughlight/led causing a wash, letters on outside. or this one http://www.theguardian.com/foxtons led matrix on ...

Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3m gold squeegees best price required

Replies: 6

Views: 1925

Try them with these buffers on,
brilliant to use

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/35d ... 5df5267/70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK2EWwjdOk8

a lot better than friction sleeves

Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge users software

Replies: 19

Views: 3780

I find one of the biggest advantages of the Edge, is in fact the accuracy when you put it through the Gerber 380 plotter, it is unrivalled in that respect. I've actually cut an entire 50 metre roll of vinyl, all individual labels. Where it isn't always as good is actually printing the image down pr...

Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Registration Number on the Roof of Motorhomes?

Replies: 12

Views: 3975

Different application but for same principle,
Rally Numbers for the Roofs of cars in WRC / IRC events the number is 350mm high in Arial Bold
these are to be seen from the TV helicopter

Although in your case i'd say as big as possible,

Very good Idea though,

Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:03 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

Warren Beard wrote:


.


http://www.donedeal.co.uk/tools-for-sal ... le/6156256

We have small bench saws like that for site work. They're alright and have a purpose but arn't brilliant, lot of movement in the guide fence, no scribing blade etc

Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:09 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

http://www.donedeal.co.uk/tools-for-sal ... 16/6189699

£250 for a boat ticket , day return and bit of diesel

Or

http://www.donedeal.co.uk/tools-for-sal ... 16/6189699
Nice compact panel saw

Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:53 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Flexible Red Neon effect LED light

Replies: 3

Views: 2104

Flexible Red Neon effect LED light

SLAON LED used to do a Flexible Red Neon effect LED light http://sloanled.com/sign-and-architectural/border-tubing-and-accent/flexibrite AURORA also used to do one but is now discontinued. Does anyone know of other suppliers, cant use ~Neon as it would be broken in minutes Looking to create a Arrow ...

Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:49 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

Mine is in our sign workshop, but will be in our fitting area in new Workshop when we move, there is virtually no dust from them as they have an extraction point at top and bottom of the blade, There is an extraction point on the Safety cover. They are brilliant, There are other makes as well as Alt...

Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Roll-Over Applicator for ID Signs & Graphics Ltd

Replies: 8

Views: 2127

New Roll-Over Applicator for ID Signs & Graphics Ltd

We've recently invested in some new plant, A new Mutoh Valujet to speed up printing, and Rollover laminating table to help speed the application side. the only problem with the Rollover was getting it in, Only one cure, take the roof off! I have to admit the Rollover is class, It makes flood coating...

Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:23 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

Thanks Ian that looks like a good piece of kit, how much total space is needed for this in order to cut full lengths? Not sure if I'll have the space for this due to the layout of our unit. Cheers Warren You need about 20ft x 12 working area, but solid footprint is only about 12 ft x 6 if folded do...

Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:52 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 14886

Buy yourself a good panel saw Warren, Altendoft f45 or the likes, you can pick them up sub £3k and it will enable you to do so much more than just plain cuts. Mitres frames rebates etc etc , with the guide fence folded away they don't take up that much room .

Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with 20 meter sign

Replies: 25

Views: 3455

Hi, I have thought of buying in yellow and it is more expensive but it is a thought. just weighing up what would be the best way to do it should buying in yellow composite is not an option. the other problem is yellow sheets are only available in diabond and not in hoarding grade which means the ex...

Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:20 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: hewson: vehicle wrapping Cayman S black to orange

Replies: 7

Views: 2705

Harry Cleary wrote:
Seriously thinking of wrapping my touareg that colour


Nice quiet inconspicuous colour for NI, Ian! :D


Nice job Adrian!

Armagh colours is my excuse Harry!!

Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:00 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: hewson: vehicle wrapping Cayman S black to orange

Replies: 7

Views: 2705

Seriously thinking of wrapping my touareg that colour :)

Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: stencil onto windbreaker

Replies: 4

Views: 1027

Hi Andy thanks for getting back to me, no its not coated pvc like banner material, its a coated canvas type material that would be used for boat covers etc Ive done a few before John they bleed a lot under the stencil, Our Canvas was black, We painted a coat of black First to Seal the surface , the...

Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone near Ealing??

Replies: 3

Views: 955

Thanks Dan, All print have what I need
UKSB to the rescue again :)

Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone near Ealing??

Replies: 3

Views: 955

Anyone near Ealing??

Is anyone on here near Ealing , need some 10 meters of etch vinyl,
Or does anyone know of suppliers near hand ?

Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Pantone to vinyl colour match request

Replies: 2

Views: 857

in between Avery 761 & 718,
Nothing really close on any of my swatches
Ian

Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:51 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Opinions on the Mutoh VJ1624

Replies: 4

Views: 1937

We Installed one Last week, First impression is brilliant, Printed over 70sq/m in first day hassle free for the first time in years, Wish i had put it in years ago. Hi Ian, do you have the bulk ink system? Did you consider any other printers? Using the UMS inks, bulk ink system on backorder should ...

Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:02 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Opinions on the Mutoh VJ1624

Replies: 4

Views: 1937

We Installed one Last week, First impression is brilliant,
Printed over 70sq/m in first day hassle free for the first time in years, Wish i had put it in years ago.

Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:31 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: 1 foot x 70 foot canopy edging alu-comp fitting

Replies: 2

Views: 1713

The only way that you won't get ripples in a 70 fascia is to fold the ACM to make it stiff, put small 20mm return on the top and a longer 100mm return on the bottom, screw a small 15mm aluminium angle to the top of the fascia as a frame and fix through the return top and bottom, it's the only way it...

Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Colour Challenge

Replies: 16

Views: 3646

12 :D

attached proof :D

Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Programmable LED Displays

Replies: 2

Views: 817

www.electronicscoreboards.com/

these guy will make what you need,

Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: looking for led controller to match this

Replies: 4

Views: 2445

Just a standard IP rated 12v 60w 5amp power supply,
Any good Electric shop will have one,
Robert Horne or Applelec will do them also

Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:22 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: The New Roland VersaCAMM VS-i Print & Cut series

Replies: 15

Views: 5480

Apparently nobody has one yet :o Mines on order so will let you know how I get on with it. I was looking at it Warren, very nearly did go for it but thought it was still too slow for the money, I ended up going for a Mutoh Valuejet 1624 I already had a standalone cutter for print cut and TBH i wish...

Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a New Printer. which one?

Replies: 18

Views: 5197

Finally decided to go back to Mutoh again, Ordered an new VJ1624 with mutohs new bulk inks, and a new ROLLOVER application table to go with it, Only problem with the Rollover is i have to take the roof of to get it in :o (i'm not joking :-? Pictures to follow:)) I was going the roland route but i th...

Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 8

Views: 2227

i live in northern ireland, and do jobs throughout the UK & Ireland, from the Orkneys to Kent to Killarney. over the next two months we have jobs in Wigan, London, and Rotherham and Scarbourgh , Dublin as well as around home, We cost a job on a par with local guys but let our experience win the ...

Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive for Foamex to Plywood/MDF

Replies: 8

Views: 2363

David-Foster- wrote:Thanks guys, will try that then. It's only for indoor :)

For indoor what David says 528, but don't worry about the well ventilated room bit, it's more fun in a tiny confined space :)

Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive for Foamex to Plywood/MDF

Replies: 8

Views: 2363

Indoor or outdoor use?

Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 1200mm wide graphics - How to post them?

Replies: 4

Views: 1202

2 x 600 with a good run of packing tape around the joint, it will never move. Or as Nicola says use a 54" core cut with a handsaw

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 8

Views: 2227

Are you charging for repairs or initial jobs?

Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:50 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a New Printer. which one?

Replies: 18

Views: 5197

Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: So I'm looking for small vinyl letters...! Advice/etc

Replies: 8

Views: 1859

I gave up trying to humour small lettering jobs a long time ago. anything with a lot of text under 20mm gets a 10% small text surcharge, under 15mm gets a 20% surcharge. under 10mm and it's the 25%, has to be as often to get one good decal full of 5-6mm letters will be at the cost of much time and ...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a New Printer. which one?

Replies: 18

Views: 5197

The Roland do get great reviews but i still cant get my head round tying up a £20k machine to do a £2k machines job, at the end of the day you still have to take it out to laminate it!, Ref Dave, That's my main concern with the latex , the fact it doesnt seem to be good at printing a "good"...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a New Printer. which one?

Replies: 18

Views: 5197

Advice on a New Printer. which one?

My trusty old Mutoh Rockhopper II has Died, "Funeral arrangments to be announced later :lol1:) Now my dilemma starts, what to replace it with, I not totally convinced on the Latex idea just yet, there seams to be very conflicting stories, HPL26500 or Mimaki JV400LX?? I have been looking more al...

Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:41 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Gap between cab and deck of pickup truck

Replies: 4

Views: 1929

If you look under the "TUB " there is usually only 4-6 bolts holding it in place, Remove the Nuts and the tub will lift back about 4-6 inches without much hassle, you don't need to disconnect lights fuel pipes etc , it just gives you that wee bit extra room needed to do a good job
:)

Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:55 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Revisiting Cheap Ebay cutters....are they any better?

Replies: 7

Views: 2971

Matthew James wrote:Don't get me wrong, I'm willing to spend the money, but as we are quite a small forum we do need to "buy wise"



Buy Wise and buy from a sign maker, (-)
NO Outlay, buy as you need

Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suggestions for Installation of Granite Sign

Replies: 10

Views: 2395

you can use a kerb grab, it will grab it to liftm, but youll need a hi-ab or telehandler

but working on Phill's Ice Idea, (-)
Put expanded polystyrene into foundation, set the slab on top and pour some petrol onto the polystyrene, watch in amazement as it dissolves :)

Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6614

Hi there i am also interested in trying a few of the mentioned vinyls please could you suggest the suppliers too, i have tried to find some on the short names given, thankyou. hi tracey,MDP supplies do ritrama o range not sure who supplies avery near you as were irish based maybe somebody else will...

Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6614

two words PURE SH!TE Pure... sounds worse than a contaminated batch of the brown stuff then? and exactly how do you know pure sh!te when you see it Ian? cut it up with a credit card on a mirror and snort a few lines? eh? eh? your goose is cooked johnston! too far? (puppy-eyes) I live on a farm Rob,...

Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6614

avery 600 mostly or sometimes ritrama o-range Have you tried Print Solutions 'Simply Cutting Vinyl' range yet John? Nicely priced. have you seen it a month after applying Harry??? shrinks by 3mm on a 200mm letter Their so called 7yr polymeric digital vinyl cost me £3k to replace when is shrunk and ...

Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:58 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: 600mm circle stand off light box needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1950

I dont know how you found Circlit rude,
Bill has never been anything but a gentleman to deal with for nearly 10yrs now :o :o

Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SHOULD BE IN FRANCE NOW BUT!

Replies: 23

Views: 5390

Lucky guy Derek, I know your pain, i had a cheap Ladder fail on me while on the 6th step , It Hurts!!! I know why people use the expression "A pain in the ( oh i swore ),!!) Broken tail bone and 6 months of Physio and £2K later , nearly the same, First thing i did was get rid of all the cheap ...

Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC Sheets Storage Help....

Replies: 4

Views: 1203

Russell Spencer wrote:if its the thin PVC stuff ie. less than 1mm, it will have to be stored flat really, it tends to sag and end up with a curve in it over time.


not if you store it between 6mm sheets :D

Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SHOULD BE IN FRANCE NOW BUT!

Replies: 23

Views: 5390

Lucky guy Derek, I know your pain, i had a cheap Ladder fail on me while on the 6th step , It Hurts!!! I know why people use the expression "A pain in the ( oh i swore ),!!) Broken tail bone and 6 months of Physio and £2K later , nearly the same, First thing i did was get rid of all the cheap l...

Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 2m wide print on clear ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1653

Try JKN , I used them for a job I asked about on here, great service, I had a problem with the first image and they bent over backwards to sort it out. I was dealing with Yesharr .
My print was 1.7m so they probably do 2meters as they can print banners over 5 m wide

Ian

Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help & Advice needed on a Measurement please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1002

Don't use a tray,
That's a metal Stud Formwork. Mount the letters directly with extra long wires and Fish the wire through the back and access them through a light fitting under neath, far tidier.
Otherwise contact the builder for the plans used and find what radius the wall is.

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Postage charges increase what other options?

Replies: 43

Views: 12189

Naaww,
the smart ones are all still in South Armagh :D

Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Postage charges increase what other options?

Replies: 43

Views: 12189

Do a simple trick that works 99% of the time with the post office, Send it second class but not with the printed gold label on it, use stamps to make the amount up, they are too lazy in the exchange to check if it's stamped for 1st or 2nd, even if they do it will still arrive. BTW I have a great pos...

Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: work bench surface recommendation please

Replies: 29

Views: 10343

slightly off topic but 3m 3647 floor laminate makes a good mouse matt... thinking of laminating my computer desk ! :D I dont know if its off topic Dave....but its jogged my memory....did someone once mention about good quality lino backing being like a self healing mat.....maybe that would be a con...

Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: only gone n got me a proper shop!!

Replies: 63

Views: 9271

Good Job Hugh,
Glad to see to moving on up the ladder,

I notice you keep referring to there being three small rooms, why not knock through and put a head into a wall??, Simple and Cheap enough job, to create a better work space, that can easily be built up again in the future if required.
Ian

Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Feedback on Neolt trimmers / laminators please?

Replies: 25

Views: 9396

I run a Neolt Neolam 1650/c for 8 yrs now with out ever having to be looked at, used daily :D

Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to make your own composite board

Replies: 23

Views: 8698

Phil's next blog:
How the make a Premium cast warping media using household cling film and some food colouring :)

Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where to buy this sign blank - advice please

Replies: 4

Views: 1320

That's most probably custom made,
Simple to do with a hand held router and the right bit

Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need a trough light supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 2951

I can recommend Vision Depot
www.visiondepot.co.uk
Very easy to deal with and can do a quick turnaround
Ian

Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Self tensioning flex face system?

Replies: 2

Views: 2022

Self tensioning flex face system?

Can a none recommend a good self tensioning backlit flex face system,
It's to be ceiling mounted so needs to be self tensioning to take slack with the temp fluxuations , I've seen on before but can't remover the manufacturer.

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im Back - Wales

Replies: 13

Views: 2457

Congratulations Graeme, I know just how you feel;) We adopted our first ( Jodie) 3 yrs ago . It Took 3 yrs to get that far!, Three months later a surprise package was found, now I have the Gentlemans family :) Adoption/fostering truly is one of thee most amazing things people can do. To see a smile ...

Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Grand format Printers?

Replies: 3

Views: 1594

Thanks Guys,

:D

Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Grand format Printers?

Replies: 3

Views: 1594

Grand format Printers?

Can anyone recomend or know of a Grand Format printer that can print an Image 1765mm x 3850mm on a 5-7yr Vinyl and be able to Matt Laminate it?

The Limit of my Machine is 1500mm and the Customer doesn't want joints

Thanks
Ian

Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Source for a very small illuminated sign/lightbox

Replies: 3

Views: 1018

LED Lightsheet from applelec

www.applelecsign.co.uk

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large polystyrene letters

Replies: 8

Views: 1845

Definitely can recommend Fran,
attached are some pictures of stuff he's cut for us.

Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:51 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Rolands VersaCAMM saves time on the set of Coronation Street

Replies: 1

Views: 1148

Yet another example of the Customer becoming a signmaker :roll:

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How not to sell a car

Replies: 2

Views: 1127

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Recommendations for wrap/colour change vinyl MACal 9859-00

Replies: 6

Views: 1542

Stephen Morriss wrote:Sounds good, do they have a match for Macal 9859-00 red though?

Steve

Edit

Just found a swatch, is it the MG2000, if so they have a shade each side :roll:

Steve


http://www.hexis.co.uk/academy/Hexis/Co ... rds.html#1

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Recommendations for wrap/colour change vinyl MACal 9859-00

Replies: 6

Views: 1542

i've used Hexis 20000 with good sucess, on a Subaru Impreza Rally car and a few vans and find it a Beauty to apply
:D
I am a avery & 3m fan at heart but at the time they wer 4x the price and budjet didn't suit and i have to say that Hexis still looks good 18 Months later

Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: application tape dispenser

Replies: 20

Views: 8273

I've used that make of app tape before Phill it's pants not fit to wipe your ar$e on. You have to say this with an Indian accent:- Indian goes into the corner shop and says " I'm looking for some toilet roll" Store keeper says" I've two types , Kleenex velvet £2 per roll or unbranded...

Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laminating photo's on to mdf - Jetmounter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1226

Mount by hand, if it dust free you wont get any bumps, MDF is porous so you wont get any airbubble anyway.
Ref the Vacum system, if your only doing items up to 12", Make your own,a good vacum cleaner will suck through MDF
:D

Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat cut chrome letters what is the best way??

Replies: 10

Views: 2126

Ryan Fairweather wrote:Also, the only way to create a nice finished edge when applying vinyl to a substrate and then router is to engrave that edge first to separate before the final router pass.
Otherwise the bit chews the vinyl up.


Use a Spiral downcut cutter and you can do it in one pass

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scammers selling solvent printers.

Replies: 12

Views: 2944

I'm actually based in Shetland and was phoned a couple of weeks ago by someone who'd fallen for one of those eBay ads - and who'd actually put down some money! The machine was ostensibly located in Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands and - which I believe is the reason for choosing it ...

Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED electrical problem - help please

Replies: 12

Views: 4321

How long have the LEDs been installed, and what make are they?
Tbh the ACM should if anything help the LEDs as it will act as a heatsink to keep them cool , it's recommended for LEDs to be mounted on aluminium etc and not plastics for this reason and not onto plastics directly.

Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: whats the best pantone colour bridge to buy?

Replies: 20

Views: 2756

Sorry if I'm missing something, haven't read the thread completely but if you select a Pantone number in your software and then convert to CMYK (or RGB or whatever) it will give you the breakdown from Pantone? But you cant tell that what is on screen is the correct colour, with the swatch you can t...

Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: pantone to cmyk conversion please??

Replies: 8

Views: 1844

Hi Hugh,
according to my pantone colour bridge

pantone 1797 is cmyk 2/98/85/7
pantone 424 is cmyk 30/20/19/60

Ian

Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:27 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice needed on how to create this shop front?

Replies: 11

Views: 5655

Tim de Beir wrote:I have to stay under budget limit of 1500 pounds installation inclusive


i'd be looking £1500 for the lettering alone!!!

Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Building a light box/table

Replies: 11

Views: 2743

Sorry to disagree Colin but 150 depth and 150 spacing will only give hotspots.
Correct spacing for 150 depth for even light is 300mm except at side which would be 150mm

Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3193

Thanks for all the kind replies guy's,
:D

Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suggestions of type of sign for cladding

Replies: 6

Views: 1657

Didn't realise the effect with flat cuts on uneven surfaces, thanks for telling me. I wanted to try stay away from a big tray but the boy other option I thought of was a shaped panel on locators with flat cuts on top, so the back panel sort of ollows the shape of the entire outline if you get my me...

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3193

Like the others im really impressed with the transformation - a real wow factor one concern would be how well the ACM will stand up to crashes from the mobility scooters etc :-? Well done though a job for the album :D John Funny you say about the mobility scooter John, 2 weeks after it opened with ...

Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3193

That looks fantastic Ian...clean and sharp How did you fix the cladding panels ? Hi Glen, All the main trays are CNC'd here, folded ACM Reinforced with 50mm ally angle, glued into folds with Trueflex (Polyurethane) glue, Back Panels are made to suit, with a return to meet the ally Angle supports on...

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3193

Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

This is a Nice wee job we did in Rotherham a few weeks ago,
Grey ACM with 10mm push thought acrylic backlit with V180 Sloan Leds.
Pillars, Corners etc all folded on Site to suit and give a seamless look

I think it made a huge difference to the building :D

Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Leaking Light Units. what should I do?

Replies: 9

Views: 1972

Gary Birch wrote:Would disconnecting them not prove the same thing Stuart ?
Not really Gary , if the circuit is not up to running the exta load, from the lights , it wouldn't matter where there is condensation or not, a new light would still trip the breaker.

Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:52 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How to create this- help

Replies: 14

Views: 5210

In Easysign i would create a stroke pattern like a tyre track for the rectangle, duplicate and
effect > arc fit
Creates the pattern in a circle.

Done
:D

Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: You don't know what you don't know

Replies: 31

Views: 5751

a quick rub across your leg on your Jeans or "Snickers" or the likes type trousers works the same, :D
Soon you find yourself doing it out of habit

Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Got to admire some people......

Replies: 7

Views: 1808

TBH having seen it in reality it's not that bad, It's a fashion Boutique,

Go easy though it's only about 5 miles from Harry Cleary's and as he's the only Brushie in that area, he probably did it :o :D :D

Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:35 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: KK Matt Black Pick-up Truck Wrap

Replies: 7

Views: 2894

Hi Matic, Looks good,I like the Matt and gloss effect a few tips though, Because you've overlaid the green & Red directly onto the black it seems to have "dulled" due to the black background, Overlaminate them onto white first, cut then apply and you'll find the colour will hold up bet...

Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views on a home made Vinyl Media Application table?

Replies: 43

Views: 18215

Bloody hell guys... What a pollava? I just made a big bench, levelled it with a glass surface, took the roller out of a dead 1600 cold laminator, weighted it, 2 guide wheels on each end sat in 2 channels routed just outside the glass and a handle on each side... Roller permanently on table and worl...

Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing 3mm aluminium trays to cladding

Replies: 8

Views: 2687

peel rivets are designed for this type of application, a tech screw is only using the thread, peel rivets spread out to give a alrge surface area to take a load. https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&cp=8&gs_id=u&xhr=t&q=peel%20rivets&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=14...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: K. Flowers: CNC Wheeled Cart - Gallery

Replies: 9

Views: 1499

Very nice Kevin, CNC's are so much fun!

Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: J Welsh: Hand Painted Wall Murals - Gallery

Replies: 37

Views: 16056

very nice Jill :D

Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rob Lambie's famous 'brother'

Replies: 56

Views: 13520

haha how come Rob get's all the attention from the signmaking girls!!! :wink: He's buff. (although, who knows, may have photoshopped his profile pic). Change your profile pic to show your six-pack finely honed from lifting those 50m rolls of vinyl and we'll talk about you too - promise :bigwink: ht...

Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston : Bespoke post and panel sign

Replies: 16

Views: 4122

looks great Ian, love the idea of the pencils. just a thought, the finals would also be great done using HDU Board. i have a sheet or two fo it left from years ago and keep meaning to do demos on it. this has my head thinking again! :lol1: thanks for taking the time to post your work mate. I normal...

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston : Bespoke post and panel sign

Replies: 16

Views: 4122

Steve McAdie wrote:Looks a neat job, i like the pencils idea, had to look the wood up as never heard of it before.

Steve


that probably because i spelt it wrong
Iroko not Aroko

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston : Bespoke post and panel sign

Replies: 16

Views: 4122

Johnston : Bespoke post and panel sign

Got asked to do a school sign for one of my local schools, seeing as my nieces and nephews go to it I decided I better do them a nice one.
150mm aluminium posts
5mm aluminium folded panels
Bespoke Iroko finials

Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Ref iSignTube.com video demo

Replies: 3

Views: 2413

Ref iSignTube.com video demo

Ref the above video, does anyone know what or who supplies the profile they are using for the returns? Thanks Ian <embed width="452" height="361" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" wmode="transparent" name="main" id="main" allowfullscreen="false" src="http://www.isigntube.com/player/vPlayer.swf?f=http...

Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:15 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: black frosted vinyl supplier?

Replies: 4

Views: 1784

So i need to infill the missing "frosted text" with preferably "black frosted vinyl" to give it maximum visibility. if that makes sense! Cheers Andy what Kevin means is if you get someone to print black onto normal etch it will become black etched vinyl, get them to print a larg...

Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Failing Flat Cut Lettering

Replies: 22

Views: 4240

Ian, does the tiger seal cure quickly mate? Only asking because fixing on-site on the wall may allow movement while curing. i guess it could be taped in place etc but just wondering how difficult due to the formation of those letters being anything but easy. :-? might be worth getting some in mysel...

Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Orkney!

Replies: 8

Views: 1103

Re: Hello from Orkney!

Hello everyone! I work for a print/finishing business in the scenic and peaceful Orkney Islands. Started doing vinyls wraps and sign making recently as the company started to branch out. Only been doing this for a few months and already have a few jobs under my belt although I still have much to le...

Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Failing Flat Cut Lettering

Replies: 22

Views: 4240

http://www.google.co.uk/#q=tigerseal&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&ei=r1PWT7urPNLU8QPjpeWOAw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CHYQzAMwAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=469ab720464acffb&biw=1280&bih=79...

Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:42 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed running a Liyu vinyl cutter?

Replies: 7

Views: 3223

I might be able to help. I write most of the drivers at cadlink. I would need to know the exact error message you are getting. Also would need to know the Version production date of your Signlab. You can find that in Help/About Signlab i'd doubt with a £200 cutter that it's a original version of si...

Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: scaling up in CM,layers varying in size

Replies: 1

Views: 1301

Buy a dedicated sign program that doesn't require scaling, Illustrator and the likes are Design programs, designed to produce scaled plans etc, and full size objects up to A sizes, We use EasySign, brilliant program, & Composer, which I'm not as fond of. There are others that get equally as good...

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:13 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Led Lit letters in extream coastal area

Replies: 4

Views: 2789

anything can be powder coated, if the face is descaled/ rough enough for it to stick to :D
when i say anything that is if it doesn't melt of course :roll:

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Led Lit letters in extream coastal area

Replies: 4

Views: 2789

Ask for 316 stainless steel letters and you should be OK, thats what we have to use over here as most Most major cities are costal.

I've found Sloan LEDS to hold up well, I 've had others go within weeks!!

Try Applelec, they do most of ours
Ian

Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problem with new Metamark air release.

Replies: 2

Views: 908

just started using it, no problems!

Fri May 18, 2012 9:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ian Johnston: Signage

Replies: 10

Views: 3323

I'll hunt out some pictures of it being made, think i have them somewhere

Tue May 01, 2012 7:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice req'd on post depth / wind load

Replies: 21

Views: 3821

are those wooden posts hugh? i wouldn't use wooden posts, look great for a bt but will warp and rot eventually. remember its below the ground the water and stuff will penetrate first. Your also not doing our environment any favor's with wooden posts, you Tree Murderer you! :yikes: http://www.postsa...

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Stone Roses - Guitar wraps!

Replies: 17

Views: 3849

Liam Pattison wrote:Interesting job you have got there! I have got tickets to see them on June 29th at heaton park. Cost me £250 for two tickets, ridiculous price but cannot wait to see them, will look out for the guitars!

Liam
Not ridiculous if you knew the price rob was charging them to wrap 2 guitars!!! Lol

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - Vehicle wrap - best customer tip received !

Replies: 7

Views: 1392

I did a Pharmacy in Nottingham last year, and the owners wife give us a cake before we left.
nicest gesture i ever got, usually we get a grunt!!

It was even better as we were late for the boat and hadn't time to stop for anything to eat, so we scoffed the cake the whole way to Birkenhead !! LOL

Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signroc adhesive

Replies: 1

Views: 832

when making molds for fiberglass etc, we use expanding foam to glue insulting foam sheets together, essentially its the same stuff but just different density's, it works a treat, spray some on, slide the two faces together to remove the air and clamp,.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Keep 'er Lit Ian!

Replies: 14

Views: 1819

Back when cars used to be handlettered I sat with Niall Maguire on a crazy show run around the back roads of Ballinode, (the locals closed the road to let him have a run) That ended my rallying career, my legs still go to jelly thinking about it 15 odd years later! :D Niall can still drive hard 15y...

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Keep 'er Lit Ian!

Replies: 14

Views: 1819

surely you must "papp yer panties" at times when doing this Ian? :lol1: i would imagine that's a pretty full on bang to experience right there, never mind the speed you must be traveling at to get the car that high off the ground in the first place. we hit that bridge at about 90mph, ther...

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Keep 'er Lit Ian!

Replies: 14

Views: 1819

few pics :D :D

Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Keep 'er Lit Ian!

Replies: 14

Views: 1819

-Thanks- Harry, As #Chris says i was navigating. I haven't been out for a while but the Circuit of Ireland was a round of the IRC this year, (one step down from the WRC) We did all the official event graphics, winners podium etc and i couldn't miss the chance to take part, so i persuaded my mate Cli...

Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Replies: 16

Views: 3202

Just found out we got 3rd on Wednesday night at the Sign awards for this job, Didn't get over to the show as work has been mad here for the past few weeks,
well chuffed though, another wee certificate for the reception :D

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Any know of alternatives to Corian?

Replies: 4

Views: 1572

i have a good bit of Pure white corian if you want some to try,

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: alba Kitchens - Showroom Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1448

Looks good Phil,
I seen a few of these that you've done, simple but look good.
Why do you use foam though and not acrylic, on a sign of that size it would only be a few £ different in price but I always think the edges and face look a lot better,

Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: tiny scratches in lamination

Replies: 1

Views: 1188

quick blow over with a heat gun helps

Ian

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fit a1 signs without fixings??

Replies: 1

Views: 653

use SKY HOOKS!! What do they want, It's impossible to not leave a residue, If they dont want holes they have to use a chemical adhesive, Polyeurthane, tech7 etc , but they will all need to be cleaned of by sand blasting or the likes if they want to remove them. I've seen guy use double sided tapes, ...

Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice on lenticular signs please

Replies: 2

Views: 1338

I have done one before build into a reception counter, not Lenticular, but Several Vector based designs, applied onto clear perspex, they were then spaced 75mm apart with an opal lighbox behind.
It worked well as you walked past the layers moved past to created a 3D type effect

Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Replies: 16

Views: 3202

Coooool Ian....like being in a space ship.....I guess anyway...not that ive ever been in a spaceship (that I know about).......... just makes you want to buy lots of drugs being in there......... or bandages or such like. :lol1: Every Pharmacy we do with this designer always get the wow look, they ...

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Replies: 16

Views: 3202

Harry Cleary wrote:Did you do the neaw pharmacy in Monaghan Ian?


Ronaghans? I did some of it, Someone unnamed decided to do the rest for free( or so i thought!1) :lol1:

was through Clones the other day to see one in Cavan, couldn't find your place to call in

Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aghhh wrong media in the printer

Replies: 33

Views: 4174

Neighboring sign shop that i get on well with, printed 25 meters of clear, told two of the staff the next day to back them with white and apply to 10No. 8x4 clear perspex panels. arrived on site to fit them and took off the cover of the perspex to realise that they had used grey backed vinyl to back...

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Replies: 16

Views: 3202

Warren Beard wrote::wow: Looks good.

Is that rel pictures or just a rendering of what it will look like :o impressive pharmacy.

Cheers

Warren


All real Warren,
all the wall bays have digital prints behind the stock as well.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Replies: 16

Views: 3202

Johnston: Pharmacy signage

Haven't posted for a long time,

Nice wee pharmacy we did , Outside was very limited as it was NHS controlled, three simple fretcut 10mm pushrought lightboxes LED lit, with a blown Domed logo.

Internal just prints and logos and circular clad pillars

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aghhh wrong media in the printer

Replies: 33

Views: 4174

Remember wrapping a Jeep once , with a new type of cast that we were trying out. Put it all on heated it in , sent the job out, Two weeks later i noticed a full roll of material in the print room, took a closer lokk to realise that it was the roll of cast, It turned out the wrap had been printed on ...

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who's this????

Replies: 3

Views: 1001

Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice Needed - Built ups with LED Halo onto Brick.

Replies: 1

Views: 2012

Best option is drill through and hide on the inside, if your lucky and the cavity isn't filled with insulation too much, you can sometimes drill a slightly larger hole at a 45 degree angle behind a letter and "Fish" a wire through from one letter to another. Second option is take a thin ma...

Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Creating a chequer pattern were the cheques get smaller?

Replies: 16

Views: 4892

What your after is a square halftone

Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: old school photos

Replies: 6

Views: 1447

old school photos

Unreal how they took the time to collate all the old school photos :D

http://worldschoolphotographs.com/pages/wsp.php

Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: little lawn type signs

Replies: 9

Views: 1337

Having done similar for Armagh Council, the only thing i can say John is dont do cheap, We initially did ours on a 4x4 wooden post driven into the Ground by 18", You'd think this would be enough, But Every F*UCK3R with a loose shoe lace, stopped and put the foot onto them to tie their laces and...

Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Creating a job/installation Report

Replies: 11

Views: 1427

David, Take this constructively, You are a one man band. You are trying to bury yourself under paperwork that you dont need!! instead of get yourself more paperwork, concentrate on doing a good job, and you will get paid. If you think they are Dodgey leave them be, and go get a customer that isn't. ...

Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Glue Question

Replies: 9

Views: 1154

Polyeurthane adhesive Sealant like, Tiger Seal, etc.
you'll get it at a car parts shop or the likes.

Sand the panel with a coarse paper and use a small piece of ally angle to give a brace, glue it , then using a bit of tape to hold it in place till it cures, approx 3hrs to set, 48 to fully cure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Creating a job/installation Report

Replies: 11

Views: 1427

Not worth the paper it written on. It only proves that it looked OK on the day of installation. It doesn't mean that The client shouldn't pay you if the graphics pops out of a recess the next week because you use Mono instead of cast. Or that the sign fell down because you only put two screws into i...

Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font Design

Replies: 3

Views: 893

SeaDog ttf
:D
Edit :too late :cry:

Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what a mess...any suggestions?

Replies: 40

Views: 10165

So long as your vents are the same area as the fan outlets you wont restrict airflow. I would make a tray with a standoff brackets the depth of the two Pipes to the LHS of the "Posh", Put a full top and bottom return but leave the side returns off the wall by the 2/12 inches of the pipes. ...

Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting non standard colours

Replies: 6

Views: 3137

We paint our own panels sometimes, either use cellulose or 2 pack. Refinished a large 'Ford' sign which was made from copper with 2 pack & it as been fitted on a building at the edge of the Thames in the Dagenham plant & still looks as good as the day it went up, which was 4 years ago. That...

Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:37 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting non standard colours

Replies: 6

Views: 3137

Most good commercial paint shops can mix paints to match Pantone, but not all are available,
NCS is a good reference scheme for paints with a large range of colours

Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:47 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: number of tubes & thickness of perspex for a light box

Replies: 5

Views: 3320

General rule of thumb for even brightness, if box is 150mm deep space between tubes twice that, 300mm as both tubes light half the space, but top and bottom spacing should be only 150mm as it is only lit by the one tube This is important for 028 as it shows the tubes a lot easier than 050. if your u...

Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: metamark md5 equivalent

Replies: 35

Views: 7579

i am a big fan of IJ40 but will have to jump ship soon so following whats said have to admit, i am a big fan of MD5 been using it for years and never changed untill i got persuaded to try the 3m IJ40 and found it was real nice to print to with a lot better ink limits, I haven't tried it on deep rec...

Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:51 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Rolling up vinyl tricks and tips

Replies: 6

Views: 1604

how big a piece?, if you use a piece of 12mm masking tape it will hinge on that point, you can easily straighten it up

Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:15 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Rolling up vinyl tricks and tips

Replies: 6

Views: 1604

only use one piece of tape to hold it on to the core, in the middle of the vinyl,
:D

Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can i print flourescent colours? advice please.

Replies: 11

Views: 3021

What height are the letters?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Mutoh Ultima 1400 is it a true optical eye cutter

Replies: 5

Views: 2463

Re: Mutoh Ultima 1400 is it a true optical eye cutter

Ian Pople wrote:Hi all

Mutoh Ultima 1400 is it a true optical eye cutter

Thanks

Ian



Hi Ian

Yes it is a true optical, I've had one 6 yrs now, and haven't had any problems, Keypad can sometimes be temperamental, but nothing a good thump doesn't sort.

~IAN

Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on liquid Laminating Canvases please?

Replies: 20

Views: 5011

Mr Sheane ............ Sorry, its a no from me. The spray end doesn`t give a good spray pattern, very blobby. It also doesn`t lift the print. Do you wipe off the excess? Hi Denise, You do with it as you would a piece of furniture, spray it on, polish it over the print with a cloth , let it Dry, the...

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:12 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on liquid Laminating Canvases please?

Replies: 20

Views: 5011

Use some Mr Sheen, no crap it works a treat, same for banners.

A Canvas goes onto a wall, it get's no Abuse so why does it need laminating,.

I was told a long time ago to try Mr Sheen, and laughed, I tried it and it works wonders,


Ian

Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Uploading images to site suggestion

Replies: 25

Views: 3310

This is a recent example of what i was talking about http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=35101&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=own+work+bench&start=20 This is an active thread demo by Phil that has run over the last 3 years, but as can be seen some of the pictures have bee...

Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Uploading images to site suggestion

Replies: 25

Views: 3310

i prefer offsite links but rob doesn't seem to like them.. its much easier. Have to admit i think your wrong there Dave, I first thought like yourself, but having seen some old threads that have risen lately with Photobucket and the likes, attachment's missing. The thread becomes pointless. With UK...

Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:05 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: roland pc60 with flexi8 contour issue

Replies: 16

Views: 3602

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:56 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: roland pc60 with flexi8 contour issue

Replies: 16

Views: 3602

You haven't installed the driver. It's windows based like a desktop printer, you output your jobs through it as if you were going to print on an Epsom or lemark, from the properties menu of the print setup page you define spot colours, cutting etc. I think if you do a search the drivers are on here ...

Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:52 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: roland pc60 with flexi8 contour issue

Replies: 16

Views: 3602

John , It a pc60 that save is talking about. No optical eye, it's and old thermal printer that you can print cut with through a windows printer driver. All cutting and printing is done via that driver. Dave . Make sure you haven't any other lines in the job. Select all and change colour to clear. Th...

Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:32 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: roland pc60 with flexi8 contour issue

Replies: 16

Views: 3602

set your line thickness as 0.000001mm or as small as it will go, and a specific colour it magenta, in the print menu set contour cut as magenta and it should work
Ian

Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: cnr detail for dibond pan's

Replies: 2

Views: 966

Just cut the middle of the grove with a sharp blade, you'll get a perfect mitred corner.

Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Heaters for workshop and office

Replies: 66

Views: 15966

are these used through your radiators Alan, or is it a fan unit that blows air?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Festive period, who's closing up and who's working?

Replies: 20

Views: 4675

22nd till the 9th and I can't bloody wait !!! Work wise I'll be glad to see the back of 2011

Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A few Polystyrene jobs and other bits (an introduction)

Replies: 15

Views: 4780

Looks good, what way do you cut your card for the faces and templates?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: BMW Z4 wrap using Hexis wrapping film

Replies: 7

Views: 4426

It's generally very good but not really up to stretching or recessed areas. I know they don't state it can do that but on a lot of cars you will get areas like that. We did a 911 with it and it simply wouldn't stay on the mirrors or the rear engine cover slatted section so we had to go with a norma...

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:48 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: advice please, illuminated multi side facia.

Replies: 6

Views: 3109

Fret cut and backlit with acrylic and LED's , ( 10mm push through acrylic or just back up the tray) and illuminated with LED lightsheet if you want to keep profile narrow or LEDS at a tight spacing to prevent hotspotting.

Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:28 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber enVision blade holder??? free to good home

Replies: 2

Views: 1567

i'll take it off your hands if your giving it away :D

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:44 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: URGENT opal polycarbonate sheet

Replies: 2

Views: 1433

Why opal polycarbonate ?, did you try for 10mm opal acrylic

Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:54 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED wall colour wash system required

Replies: 4

Views: 2823

Applelec Again David,

I've installed several wall wash and ceiling features, with the RGB from them

Ian

Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:53 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Enlite 'mini 2' LED modules discontinued. Alternatives?

Replies: 2

Views: 2070

Applelec, do "GOOD" LEDS

Plenty of Crap LEDS about,
but good ones are hard to find.

AIn

Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: impact signs stirling

Replies: 18

Views: 2770

we were on our travels on the mainland at the beginning of the week also, Started in liverpool 6.30 am Monday , to Guilford (Surrey) back up to Clitheroe (Lancashire) then on to Haddington ( near Edinburgh ) then to Cairnryan for 12pm boat home , 1000 mile round trip to the office. 3 jobs in 2 days ...

Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:04 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Should I use Cast or Polymeric Vinyl on this?

Replies: 23

Views: 7713

Avery 700 is ideal

Ian

Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Best Glue to use on Polycarbonate

Replies: 4

Views: 3190

It different from tensol 12 in that it's 1/20 the price. MEK is basically a solvent for polycarbonate, Put it into a syringe, and offer you two pieces up together, Squirt a small piece into your joint and you have an instant bond as soon as the Solvent evaporates, it's not fully cured for 24/ 48 hrs...

Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:27 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Best Glue to use on Polycarbonate

Replies: 4

Views: 3190

MEK (methyl-ethyl-ketone) Lovely stuff, dont breath it too much though!! :D

handiest supplier Ebay

Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printing Full Colour on Dark Garments

Replies: 10

Views: 1985

Yes 15K or less for a DTG for light garments but for a dark garmenrt DTG which prints white i.e. Brother GT782 your looking at £30-£40K I think. Way out of my budget so haven't really looked into the real price of it. John knows what he's talking about Craig http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.ph...

Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Polycarbonate Graphic Overlays ..help please

Replies: 3

Views: 995

You can buy polycarbonate for the edge, reverse print, back with sliver or white etc an laminate on the 3m adhesive and plot

Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice please on which way to Jump with regards a taper?

Replies: 5

Views: 1414

a laminator will tape, but a taper wont laminate, simple answer :D

Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:37 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: advice on ink types please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1539

Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44759

Sorry, but I agree with the system. It protects the employers interests. The ranking system also protects anyone wanting a professional. anyone can get the certificate to state they passed the course. But do certificates always guarantee a quality service? In the funeral game employers spend thousa...

Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:51 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44759

The simple way around the training and leaving scenario that i found is , Let the staff pay for the courses them selves, that way they pay attention and don't fail, Then after 1 year i reimburse them the cost of there training after i have benefited, and they haven't run off to another company. Bee...

Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:34 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44759

The simple way around the training and leaving scenario that i found is , Let the staff pay for the courses them selves, that way they pay attention and don't fail, Then after 1 year i reimburse them the cost of there training after i have benefited, and they haven't run off to another company. Been...

Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:08 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: HELP NEEDED. Foil sticking and pulling through with vinyl.

Replies: 2

Views: 868

substitute the vinyl in the print setup page to a different vinyl, It will change the head heat settings, usually a quick fix i.e if set as fascal 220 change to fascal 225

Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: 3m x 2m cnc router - looking for advice

Replies: 16

Views: 8910

Hi Colin, why a 3000 x 2000? TBH for sign making the a 3000 x 1500 is ample and the extra 500mm usually causes more problems than it worth with flex on the y axis etc. also for what you'd save you could buy a good panel saw giving you the best of both world. How many time have you actually needed to...

Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: help / options for finishing a sign please

Replies: 13

Views: 1795

I would put it in a panatrim frame (other frames are available) but cut it to suit the building, then bung in the sign. Job done. To be honest I hate seeing big signs like that held up by screws all along its length, looks tacky. :oops: :D Exactly the same here Mike. Sorry Hugh, but i dont mean to ...

Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: is there a good method for attaching dibond to posts?

Replies: 12

Views: 2168

we have tried them all, with failures in them except this http://www.24autoparts.co.uk/u-pol-tiger-seal-pu-adhesive-14426.html it's the same adhesive that's used to glue the panels onto your car, totally flexible and when glued to a surface that has been sanded with a coarse 180 git paper and degrea...
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