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Thu May 29, 2014 8:11 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printer problem, can you help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1524

Try releasing the media brake.

Slightly OT: That man has a rather peculiar looking left hand, and he seems to be wearing waders instead of wellies?

Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland RE-640 - media lifting

Replies: 16

Views: 3444

Is the roll itself straight? Release the brake and see if the roll appears to be more or less in balance, if you let it spin. Have a look in the middle of the roll and see if it appears to go up and down relative the media rollers as it rotates. We had terrible problems with this trying to print an ...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice for Newbies (not signmakers)

Replies: 7

Views: 1975

I'd also mention that it's often useful to have solid/spot colour (and/or single colour) versions of their logo, suitable for both light and dark backgrounds, designed alongside the the nasty web version with all its tints, gradients, highlights and transparency (and possibly even animation!).

Tue May 01, 2012 8:00 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Grey print comes out greenish

Replies: 5

Views: 1833

I'm not sure, to be honest.

I thought it used only black to print any file, I've used it to print what was meant to be BW images but not colour.

I'll be interested to read what you discover.

Have fun playing, and good luck!

Tue May 01, 2012 7:58 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Snagging When Printing Onto Clear PVC

Replies: 5

Views: 1419

My interpretation of the OP that he was not talking about self-adhesive clear PVC.

Tue May 01, 2012 6:28 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Grey print comes out greenish

Replies: 5

Views: 1833

If it's only black and white, try using "Density Control Only" (?on the Quality" tab?).

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:03 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Snagging When Printing Onto Clear PVC

Replies: 5

Views: 1419

You could try running some application tape along the dryer heater (after the vacuum holes). It seems to have a much lower stiction than PVC to warm aluminium.

Reduce temperatures (but not too much).

Unroll material, don't pull it off the roll.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2012 - Anyone going?

Replies: 170

Views: 30719

Dominic Fowler wrote:For S30600 4 colour it's 3 years unlamented on vinyl


That performance is lamentable… or laminatable?

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: B&w printing with versaworks on sp540i

Replies: 2

Views: 1327

If you want PURE black only, choose "Density Control Only" as the Preset in the "Colour Management" section of the Quality page.

Unfortunately, pure doesn't always look like a real black and white photograph though.

Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A reminder to check your spelling !

Replies: 8

Views: 1332

Agent: Anyway, you’re interested in one of our holidays are you? Customer: Yes thats right, I saw your advert in the bolour supplement. Agent: The what? Customer: The bolour supplement. Agent: The colour supplement? Customer: Yes thats right. Im afraid I cant say the letter B Agent: C? Customer: Ye...

Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:01 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: A job advert that might suit someone here

Replies: 2

Views: 1198

A job advert that might suit someone here

I don't fancy moving to Oxfordshire, otherwise I might try this… "Graphics Production Assistant"

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roll Up Road Warning Signs

Replies: 5

Views: 3507

Hi Rob :thumbsup:

Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roll Up Road Warning Signs

Replies: 5

Views: 3507

Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cha-Ching

Replies: 25

Views: 5250

Martin Cole wrote:Here's my predictable take on it

I wonder if changing the font from Helvetica (Neue?) to Arial might be seen as step too far.

Otherwise, a good effort.

Richard

Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:22 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: How can I print with just black ink?

Replies: 6

Views: 2743

I'm afraid I don't know ColorRip at all, but in VersaWorks, there is an option to choose "Density Control Only" from a Color Management drop-down list on the Quality tab. That might give you a clue for something to look for? What are the upgrade options to SP300i and the possibility of usi...

Fri May 28, 2010 3:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ugh! I hate that font.

Replies: 29

Views: 4828

Jamie Wood wrote:... and particularly Hobo. Ugh.


Oh, I don't know, he was one of Cooper Black's friends after all.

Mon May 24, 2010 8:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sequential numbers printing

Replies: 6

Views: 1234

Have a look at Variable Data in VersaWorks.

You have to follow the naming conventions for the variable data spot colour and field name exactly, but it works really well.

Richard

Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: triangle estate agent boards??

Replies: 2

Views: 525

I used to work for a company that made LOADS of these: For a 4'x3' sign, rear frame from 2"x1" PAR, butt corners, joined (using pneumatic stapler) with c.6"x6"x¼" ply triangles on each corner. 4mm Correx sign, fixed to rear frame by stapling through 1"x½" PAR batte...

Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:01 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Holiday Shutdown reminder (Solvent Printers)

Replies: 13

Views: 3301

Dave Rowland wrote:lol.. i heard Rowland's were the worst !!!


That's a surprise, I understood Rowland lavished much care and tenderness on his machines, my poor Roland, on the other hand…

Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing on aluminium foil- any ideas?

Replies: 5

Views: 1359

I think the more common term for the foil embossing Dave mentioned is "hot foil blocking".

We don't do it, but we do use HFB presses and high-frequency weld tools that are very similar to foil blocking tools. Exquisite things machined to fantastic tolerances from solid brass.

Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Andy Warhol

Replies: 2

Views: 424

Very interesting. The piece about the screenprints is fun. I have to say, personally I'm a bit sceptical. For instance, if he he really meant "You don't need a band to be a rock star." what was he doing with the Velvet Underground? I'd always thought of him as a New York figure, I suppose ...

Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aliens wreck windmill

Replies: 52

Views: 4336

Jillbeans wrote:Maybe it was Don Quixote....
:lol1:
Love....Jill


That was the first thing I thought of too Jill :D

Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:07 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: SP540v and printing grey

Replies: 7

Views: 1802

Take a look at this document from Roland USA

Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Problems loading in Versaworks.

Replies: 3

Views: 979

Is there any type in it? Maybe a font issue?

Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Computer Says No!

Replies: 7

Views: 717

Kimberley Edwards wrote:Well, sort of, perhaps automatically.

I'm glad I'm not going completely ga-ga.

And I'm glad you're sorted, I hope you didn't miss too many messages.

Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Computer Says No!

Replies: 7

Views: 717

Did the title of this thread get edited?

Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:59 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone help with plug in for illustrator please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7018

Michael, have a look at Cadgate, also on the Hot Door site.

I've had good results from that.

Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Meeting your Hero's..

Replies: 6

Views: 581

Excellent.

I saw him with Clapton a few years ago, watched his set from Glasto last night.

As you say, still a great performer and no less than a blues legend himself.

I like the tee-shirt, but I'd imagine that Deep Purple got there first.

Thu May 22, 2008 8:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: google art

Replies: 10

Views: 851

This is all very interesting.

I don't see the design that Brian posted though.

Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what is everyone else doing with chapter 8 regulations?

Replies: 17

Views: 2362

The relevant bit of Chapter 8 is on page 62 here , c) chevron markings comprising alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retroreflective material, of not less than 150mm width each, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards, or ...

Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: which car do you like?

Replies: 104

Views: 7037

OK, absolutely 110%, money-no-object dream-car for me, Porsche 908 3.

No room for shopping (or dead bodies, or hen/stag nights), but there would probably be VERY few things faster on real roads.

Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: which car do you like?

Replies: 104

Views: 7037

Fabulous pictures Peter. Is that Lynn in the Ecurie Ecosse "Corporal"? LSF 420 ought to be the Tony Rolt/Duncan Hamilton 1953 Le Mans winner. I should think that's worth a small fortune. What's in the transporter in front of Mother Gun? It looks like a Bentley tourer and another special in...

Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: which car do you like?

Replies: 104

Views: 7037

Peter Normington wrote:Lynn…raring to go in the miglia millia. in the c type


That looks more like a D than a C, Peter. Very nice.

Here's another picture of Mother Gun, from last year's Goodwood FOS.

I think that's the Pacey Hassan Special and Babs behind, with the Napier Railton right at the back.

Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: fat to thin!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1047

Video's fine, but what the hell was the racket going on in the background?

Originally Waddy Watchel's fine chops on Stevie Nicks' Edge of Seventeen…

Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Top 25 riffs modern rockers can't make great guitar riffs

Replies: 5

Views: 784

No Beatles, no Whole Lotta Love, no Sunshine Of Your Love, no need to discuss.

Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me what a gobo is please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1252

Not "Nobo", as in dry-wipe, white-board by any chance?

No? well it was just an idea…

Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:59 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: is screenprinting transfers a difficult process?

Replies: 12

Views: 6476

It's not really any harder than screen printing anything else. The tricky bit is using the right combination of ink, adhesive and transfer paper. The permutations are almost endless. Peter, I think it's horses for courses, I doubt many digital processes can get the colour match accuracy and intensit...

Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: interesting place names...

Replies: 24

Views: 2905

Off the top of my head(?) Locksbottom, Pratts Bottom and Badgers Mount are all within five or six miles. Slightly related to another thread, I believe BC Ecclestone has a residence in Locksbottom. He also (I believe) has a significant commercial interest in Biggin Hill airport, which is only a coupl...

Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:14 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Can anybody recommend a film to print positives onto?

Replies: 33

Views: 17037

Metamark and Spendex both sell by the metre.

The per metre price goes up, but you don't have to commit to so much.

It's much mre user friendly than the black if you have mutiple colour jobs to plan because it is transparent.

Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:46 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Can anybody recommend a film to print positives onto?

Replies: 33

Views: 17037

If the design is cuttable, use Rubylith or something similar, it's available from Metamark and Spandex (and probably other places too).

It's a VERY thin red membrane coated onto a stable polyester carrier.

Cuts and weeds a dream.

Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Speed Awareness Course

Replies: 32

Views: 2530

Looks like Christine's in good (or bad) company… Ex-F1 champ takes driving lessons

Sun May 27, 2007 7:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: prb tools

Replies: 2

Views: 838

vehicle graphics: prb tools

We don't do this sort of thing very often (which doesn't upset me at all!), so this made a bit of a change. All done dry, no tape on the stripes (there's a 10mm black stripe on the inside of each gold one that doesn't show too well at this size), all went very well, but it was VERY windy the day we ...

Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: music editing software?

Replies: 6

Views: 1205

Audacity is free and works very well.

Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Your worst spelling effort

Replies: 49

Views: 6035

CONSVERATORIES has always been one of my favorites… closely followed by EXHIHIBITION

Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: MOT Background

Replies: 9

Views: 1805

BS 873: Part 6 1983 (Superseded by BS EN 12899-1:2001)* lists colours from BS 381C: 1980 as follows Red No. 537 Signal Red Orange No. 557 Light Orange Yellow No. 355 Lemon Yellow Green(1) No. 226 Middle Brunswick Green Green(2) No. 225 Light Brunswick Green Blue No. 109 Middle Blue Gey No. 693 Aircr...

Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: MOT Background

Replies: 9

Views: 1805

I'm pretty certain that the colours a covered by a British Standard, which I can check on Monday.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Honda F1 livery

Replies: 2

Views: 768

Not terribly well done either, which is a bit of a surprise.

Look underneath the air intake here the vinyl appears to be lifting already.

Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: comp problem

Replies: 7

Views: 784

Try just moving the mouse over the buttons and pausing for a moment or two. Do you get a Tool Tip (small text in a pale yellow box) over each button? if you do, what do they say? You should be able to switch between open programs (even if they've dissappeared of the Taskbar, happens to me sometimes ...

Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chapter 8 Signage

Replies: 23

Views: 2351

I'll make sure you get a call in the morning Dave, our sales director had to shoot out on a weather related emergency (nothing serious, certainly no injuries involved). I hope no one has been too badly affected by the weather.

Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what is this type C8093 vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 1141

My first thought was something reflective from 3M, but I can't find anything with that code (but they do have a LOT of codes :roll: )

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: First job completed (almost)

Replies: 19

Views: 2519

We shall certainly have a wonderful time up in the north of the Chianti region.

We're staying somewhere we've been before, on an estate that produces organic wine and oil. Lola hauls all the harvest.

I'm sure we'll be thinking of you :wink:

Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: First job completed (almost)

Replies: 19

Views: 2519

I think you know perfectly well that it does Peter :wink:

But enough of this frippery, I have to pack. We're off to Stansted, bound for Tuscany for a week in about five hours :D

Richard

Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: First job completed (almost)

Replies: 19

Views: 2519

Jill, this is getting worse, "hand-in-hand with guinea pigs". It's almost as bad as Muffin the Mule James, seriously for a minute, getting typographically pedantic, the ellipsis(… [ALT+0133]) looks better with a space between it and the next character. And personally, please, not Arial. Un...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto Reflective Vinyl, Need help/source

Replies: 7

Views: 3700

What Peter said (but with ColorCam)

Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Giving "posting a picture" a go!

Replies: 37

Views: 3613

Fabulous work.

I did get a bit confused though. I misread "ute"… and thought I was going to see a

Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi-vis vests

Replies: 8

Views: 1032

Try Orbit International on 0121 558 8444

Don't know prices 'cos I don't buy them (I just do the artwork for badges to go on them), but I believe they're pretty competitive.

Richard

Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rail Alphabet.

Replies: 2

Views: 817

Rail Alphabet was the work (for British Rail) of Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir who also designed Transport and the symbols for UK road signs. I'm glad I read this post, as it lead me to discover that there's an exhibition which includes their work at the Design Museum in London. I wish I had pa...

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Records for Sale!

Replies: 8

Views: 829

There's some wonderful typography in that lot, although I do think they rather over used the Bookman swashes on Freddie's cover, and I'm not entirely happy with Dynamo for Country Church.

Apart from that, great stuff…

Richard

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: runaway car

Replies: 44

Views: 3784

I don't want to comment on the possible causes or solutions, but I would suggest he rethinks his decision to "give up driving for good" as quoted on the BBC News site. If he is capable of driving at 135mph for 60 miles in tears, and in terror and only have one accident, he must be a very competent f...

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way to go about backslitting the liner?

Replies: 7

Views: 1751

Hello David and Hugh, unfortunately not crack-back. It has to be plotted and then backslit. With a new scalpel blade it's quite easy, but I don't really fancy doing a thousand or so with that degree of precision, or picking up and putting back down again! I think it's a bit too small for a snitty Ri...

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way to go about backslitting the liner?

Replies: 7

Views: 1751

whats the best way to go about backslitting the liner?

I tried searching, but didn't turn anything up.

Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to go about backslitting the liner of large quantities of small plotter cut lettering (approx finished sheet size 200x60mm).

I'd be grateful for any handy hints.

Richard

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is the telly good tonight?

Replies: 20

Views: 1593

Hey Marcella, extreme ironing might be the answer.

Richard

Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Actual Pennsylvania Road Sign

Replies: 4

Views: 581

I understand the need to sometimes "Panic" after "Desire", but having to "Panic" after "Paradise" seems a little unfortunate…

there's some pretty wild kerning happening on thatb sign too.

Richard

Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: closest vinyl colour I can get to Pantone 633?

Replies: 5

Views: 1624

Metamarks M7 165 Teal is fairly close. It's a bit on the green side, especially under strip lights.

How critical is it?

Richard

Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:35 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone tell me how to duplicate in illustrator please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2536

The important thing about ALT+drag is that you must let go of the mouse button before letting go of the ALT key. You should see the mouse pointer change to a double arrow while you have the ALT pressed. You can use the ALT key to do step and repeat arrays as well: Say you want to step and repeat an ...

Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who won the footy?

Replies: 1

Views: 343

Actually, I thought the French won…

Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Clocks going back!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1973

You're welcome Shane.

Richard

BTW there's a spell checker right below the text entry box
Shane Drew wrote:eductation
:wink:

Sorry… couldn't help it… :oops:

Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bizarre requests

Replies: 2

Views: 463

Bizarre requests

Had one of the most idiotic jobs ever the other week. One of our clients, a national industrial supplies company, ordered one 6'x2' magnetic panel with red and white reflective chevrons. Apparently, the end user was going to trim it to fit the back of a Ford Mondeo. I havn't heard how he got on with...

Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Clocks going back!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1973

So message posting time has caught up with the real world again then (at least for those of us in the UK)!

For what it's worth, I'm a about a mile down the road from "The Daylight Inn", named in memory of local resident William Willett, the instigator of Daylight Saving.

Richard

Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A geniune quality product

Replies: 2

Views: 374

I don't think so Carrie, we produce our own range of lollypop signs. I think this is more a case of our production director finding out what the competition are up to.

Richard

Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A geniune quality product

Replies: 2

Views: 374

A geniune quality product

This turned up at work the other day. It's a moulded (?recycled polypropylene) 600mm diameter reflective STOP/GO lollypop sign. I don't know what we've got it for because our production director has been off for a couple of days. As well as the creases, the printing, especially of the green, really ...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:40 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone tell me why the vinyl wont feed through my pc600?

Replies: 19

Views: 5374

Do make sure that the vinyl isn't rolling itself back on to the roll as it returns after printing.

The PC600 seems to be completely feeble at pulling vinyl off the roll.

Richard

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Guitar porn - Do you play a musical instrument?

Replies: 67

Views: 18837

He's just finished Paul (til the four dates in January), he was in Brighton last Thursday.

I think I first saw him at Hyde Park in 1974, with Steve Broughton, John Paul Jones and Dave Gilmour, and every couple of years or so since!

Lots of Harper goodness at www.royhaper.co.uk

Richard

Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Guitar porn - Do you play a musical instrument?

Replies: 67

Views: 18837

I've heard of Chris Squire, I always rather fancied a white Rickenbacker… Edit: I didn't notice there was a page four :oops: I don't know where abouts you are Paul, but have you seen that Harper has just announced "Four of Those Days in England" at the 100 Club at the end of January? I think I'll ha...

Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: missing number 7

Replies: 18

Views: 1328

Myndd Cerrig, is that the same as Mynyddygarreg? Just curious, as my daughter lives in Pontyates/Glyn Abbey.

Random thought: do you need a special set, to play Scabble in Welsh (?)

Richard

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cable system/POS - Supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 907

Albion Design, not the cheapest (at least, they weren't a few years ago), but very good quality.

Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Turner Prize 2005

Replies: 4

Views: 806

Turner Prize 2005

Tue May 31, 2005 12:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: About time too!

Replies: 3

Views: 364

About time too!

Bad news for frog lovers :D

Wed May 04, 2005 7:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bump Top GRP Signs Supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 956

Glasplas Signs Ltd would be a good place to try. From their site: We are designers and manufacturers of reinforced plastic sign blanks and sign systems. Fibreglass signs have many benefits: Vandal resistant Weather resistant No expansion or contraction All colours available No separate frame requir...

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: An interesting link ?

Replies: 7

Views: 631

I'm sure it is, but it's a bit heavy going for a Friday evening (spin)

Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Canada....oh Canada...

Replies: 9

Views: 834

I'm sure this is slighty OT… but as soon as I saw this thread title I immediately thought of Image

PS: have a good trip.

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wales vs. Scotland

Replies: 18

Views: 1298

You can get some pretty good information, including video highlights from the BBC

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TO HIGHVISMAN RE SMOKING

Replies: 20

Views: 1682

A question…

Would you say…

"I'm going to give up hitting my thumb with this hammer."

I know I'd "stop" hitting my thumb with a hammer.

Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MAC to PC. need help/advice please.

Replies: 14

Views: 1004

I'd definitely recommend Macopener as mentioned by Nik.

It's one of the best apps I've ever bought, totally boring, you don't even know it's running. You don't even realise when you're looking at a Mac disc, except you can work with the files. :wink:

Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:39 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why am i having PC600 alignment issues when printing?

Replies: 3

Views: 1417

Hi Chris, Thanks for the reply. I've used the crop marks/align point scenario before, what I'm trying to do this time is register PC600 print with screen print (sounds odd, but it's onto clear, and I need to get the colour strength). +/-1or2 mm would be good enough, I just expected it to print from ...

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:39 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why am i having PC600 alignment issues when printing?

Replies: 3

Views: 1417

why am i having PC600 alignment issues when printing?

I'm having problems aligning output with my PC600. For test purposes I print a file, with an alingment mark in the bottom right corner. Lift the print loading lever to clear any previous align points. Align the print head using the alignment tool in place of the knife. Press the base point button. R...

Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl that will adhere to hi-refl motorway jackets?

Replies: 30

Views: 4011

Morning all, I missed this post completely yesterday. I had my new kitchen doors delivered first thing and spent the rest of the day catching up once I eventually got to work :o Brian emailed me and I replied, telling him that we use a 3M product called 8711. This is basically just an extremely thin...

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Fish Tank

Replies: 7

Views: 1203

I think that really works.

Who'd have thought that such an unusual, 94 years old font would work so well in the 21st century?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This is fun

Replies: 0

Views: 317

This is fun

http://www.imagination3.com/LaunchPage an online, collaborative drawing tool

Don't be put off by the site name, it's a software product of General Electric, it doesn't come much more mainstream than that.

Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Competition £200 cash up for grabs!

Replies: 51

Views: 13631

Apparently the "name on the side" is still in the back of the van. :roll: Forgot to ask who's name it was, here's the evidence http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/swintex/small.jpg I thought I recognised the van when I drove past on my way home from work Monday, and sure enough. I've only just got b...

Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Competition £200 cash up for grabs!

Replies: 51

Views: 13631

Got him!

Re-signing SGB Hire to GAP Plant & Tool Hire in Aylesford, just outside Maidstone in Kent.

I'll get an image up when I get home.[/img]

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:09 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: What am I doing wrong?

Replies: 12

Views: 3377

I seem to remember trying, and failing to do just this a couple of months ago. Aren't the registration marks imposed by the PC600 not the RIP? I'm sure my mistake was something like mixing "base point" and "align point" or something, it was definitely operator error though. Maybe something in the in...

Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Industrial Floor GRIP tape?

Replies: 2

Views: 588

My first thought was 3M, but I see that Arco do their own as well

Thu May 27, 2004 3:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: stantions

Replies: 2

Views: 1040

Tue May 25, 2004 12:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WindowSuckers.

Replies: 3

Views: 1264

Apparently, we get ours from Carmo Plastics, in Chelmsford 01245 322 130 http://www.carmo.co.uk/

Sat May 15, 2004 1:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bending Perspex, Need Help!

Replies: 5

Views: 1515

Googling for "acrylic line bending" turned up this which seems to cover most aspects. The main point is that if you require a constant radius bend across the width of the material, you must be able to heat only the bit that forms the bend, across the entire width, and the full thickness of the sheet...

Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think shes gonna blow captain!

Replies: 3

Views: 549

Is there a problem with avatar uploads at the moment?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Building a vacuum forming machine

Replies: 6

Views: 737

Something else I just thought of… plumber's compression fittings and regular push to connect pneumatic fittings rely on positive internal presure to seal properly.

Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Building a vacuum forming machine

Replies: 6

Views: 737

The last company I worked for built a vacuum forming machine from scratch. We got a contract to supply ABS mouldings to support corrugated roofing panels on industrial units. None of us had the faintest idea what was required, the boss worked on the theory that it was just like screen printing… pick...

Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foamex hangers

Replies: 11

Views: 2199

This thread gave quite a few links to suppliers of this sort of product http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=4922&highlight=

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:57 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Any drying racks for sale?

Replies: 2

Views: 534

Thanks Lorraine, first PM I've ever had! apparently I can't send them though?

I'll give them a call in the morning.

Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:35 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Any drying racks for sale?

Replies: 2

Views: 534

Any drying racks for sale?

Title says it all really…30”x40” or smaller preferably.

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SCALING UP FROM A DRAWING

Replies: 4

Views: 1200

Sums was never my strong point, but what finally finished off any ability I had for mental arithmetic was the Gerber Sprint. For the youngsters among us, the Sprint was a sign cutting machine marketed in the UK by Spandex in the mid 80s. It consisted of a superb tangential plotter and a dedicated pr...

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SCALING UP FROM A DRAWING

Replies: 4

Views: 1200

I created a very simple Excel spreadsheet to do basically that 'cos I was fed up with people from the sales office ringing me up and asking "I've got this logo that's 100x50, how deep will it be if it's 200mm wide?" :o

Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: GRP blank sign supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 942

Just what I was looking for, thanks.

Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: GRP blank sign supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 942

GRP blank sign supplier

Looking for suppliers of moulded GRP sign blanks, like Spandex's Daneboard but in colours and a wider range of sizes.

Any info greatly appreciated.

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Recognise this Font ?

Replies: 12

Views: 1863

The font actually looks to be FF Meta http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-meta/book-roman/testdrive.html?s=Consulting+Room+M1&p=72 I don't have this font so I can't help you out there. You might be able to find a knockoff of it somewhere, or with 600+ signs to do is there enough margin to b...

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Those wire things

Replies: 14

Views: 2502

Another manufacturer of this type of product is http://www.albion-manufacturing.com/default.asp Very good quality product. I couldn't remember the name of the company when this thread was current as the company I've worked at for the past six years is not involved display installtions at all.

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wrong signs! Can we all get away with speed camera offences?

Replies: 3

Views: 696

Curious, the sign described in the BBC News video as correct doesn't seem to be right either. The relevant drawing from "The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002" which came into force 31 Jan 2003 stipulates a blue background :-? http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2002/02311395.gif

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Labels for jackets/coats

Replies: 5

Views: 1097

You really need something with a heat activated adhesive to sucessfully bond to fabric. The company I work for mainly use 3M reflective films to screen print or plotter cut a large variety of badges for high visibility PPE garments. Non reflective heat applied transfers can be screen printed using s...

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:15 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC600 drivers

Replies: 5

Views: 1858

The relevant page with the PC600 drivers is here http://www.rolanddga.com/support/file.ASP?fc=213&dept=&T=&ST=&ft=11 I know what you mean about the ColorChoice being a bit heavy going. I do like the fact that you can preview what is going to print and where, plus the ability to hold ...

Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC600 drivers

Replies: 5

Views: 1858

Didn't you get ColorChoice RIP with your PC600?

Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Specific colours for safety signs

Replies: 3

Views: 2108

Stocksigns quote BS references in their catalogue here http://www.stocksigns.co.uk/pdfs/2003/04.pdf I have not checked this any further, but would not have thought it would be the sort of thing anybody would bother to invent. Edit: I really must change my avatar soon, it's starting to scare me now. ...

Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with my sign design please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6711

I think it looks fine as it is, has a nice traditional feel to it. One thing I did think was perhaps to introduce a darker shade on the top and one side (left? now I'm in Post Reply I can't review the original image) to the pale line between the "frame" and the inline to give a feeling of three dime...

Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: T-shirt advice

Replies: 20

Views: 4332

John6512, you can use the Windows Charcter Map to insert the degree symbol º and lots of other useful characters. http://mysite.freeserve.com/swintex/charmap.htm It's probably at Program Files>Accessories>System Tools, or search for charmap.exe You can either copy and paste the characters you need, ...

Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:33 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Is it possible to use a cutter/plotter to make stencils?

Replies: 20

Views: 13683

Looks like Spandex are still carrying the plotter cuttable stencil film Autocut Amber http://www.spandex.co.uk/prod_mats_3.asp?MatTypeID=130 Have look here at the manufacturers site http://www.autotype.com/website/WebSite.nsf/produnids/A780073F4B8EF59D8025698800736174?OpenDocument&Area=Europe fo...

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Plotter blades

Replies: 7

Views: 1284

Harry is indeed a nice fella.

Just don't get him talking on the phone, or at least get some tea and biscuits (or beer and crisps) ready first. :D

No seriously...great bloke, great blades, great prices

Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: picture

Replies: 2

Views: 681

Just updated my picture (a special for Kawy :D )

Seems to be OK

Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what does retro mean on reflective markings?

Replies: 4

Views: 2036

This page from 3M sums it up pretty succinctly http://cms.3m.com/cms/US/en/2-135/ciuuiFQ/view.jhtml

Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:59 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Importing files

Replies: 9

Views: 2856

What sort of disc are you working with, and what is the file extension of the files you are trying to import?

Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Carbon fibre!

Replies: 5

Views: 2184

I know Metamark had one in their last catalogue, quite a bit of their range has changed, but I'm pretty sure there's still a carbon fibre effect vinyl in there.

Tue Aug 19, 2003 10:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manky Magnetics!

Replies: 11

Views: 1929

I agree with Steve about magnetics in general. One thing I did learn one hot summer a couple of years ago, is to recommend that customers always keep magnetics on a flat metal (not a Land Rover :D )surface if they're not on the vehicle. I had a minicab driver come in to see if I could do anything wi...

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Tiger print with pc600??

Replies: 3

Views: 1865

Now I'm confused, and I expect everyone else is too! When I made this post I posted THIS link http://www.rolanddga.com/gallery/colorcamm/colorc27.asp which is to a page at the Roland USA site, but now my post seems to be showing just the image :-? . For those that don't want to follow the link, it i...

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:36 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Tiger print with pc600??

Replies: 3

Views: 1865

Tiger print with pc600??

I know I'm still having problems with my PC600 but it normally prints the right animal :D Image

Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Roland PC600 software problems

Replies: 2

Views: 1110

Ondra, thanks for the speedy reply. To answer your questions 1. New parallel cable connected to LPT1. 2. Yes, correct driver. 3. The test cut works. It prints a Windows Test Page. It will also print & cut as a network printer from SignLab5. But to fit with my workflow I really need it to print f...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:03 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Roland PC600 software problems

Replies: 2

Views: 1110

Roland PC600 software problems

We've not been having any success getting our pC600 to cut from Adobe Illustrator v9 or 7. We also find that the RolandColorChoice RIP does not work properly with Windows 98. I won't post too much technical detail at this stage, but if these symptoms ring any bells and anyone has any thoughts or que...

Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond builders board

Replies: 16

Views: 3933

I'd be tempted to get a quote from Ashby Trade Sign Supplies for an aluminium panel with riveted channel on the back for standard pole clips.

I've had great services & prices from them over the years

They are based in Reading and their phone no. is 0118 981 5343

Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How would you go about matching cmyk to vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 2114

I was going to post along the lines of using Illustrator or CorelDraw to compare CMYK to a Pantone swatch, or the Pantone Process to Color Selector book to at least come up with a starting point...but then I saw this, linked by Robert in the Links forum http://www.easyrgb.com/reference.php I don't n...

Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:13 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: is it possible to for vinyl to be cut on a router?

Replies: 6

Views: 2875

I have to say that I have no experience of routers at all, certaintly not when fitted with a plotter blade. However, a shot in the dark...it sounds to me that you need to be able to set what is known generally on vinyl plotters as "offset". This forces the knife holder through a complex path at corn...

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:59 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation Introduction...

Replies: 4

Views: 2572

Welcome, we've just started some experiments with sublimation printing. http://www.listawoodtradesupplies.co.uk/ is a UK based supplier of sublimation inks, papers & consumables that I have found to be very helpful. You may find http://www.rotech-digital.com/default1.htm a useful link as well. T...

Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:42 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: DESPERATE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1188

my boss, who knows about these things! suggests that http://www.aadkins.com/home.htm sell both new and secondhand pnuematic machines. We also have had some mechanical Europa presses from Jarin Industries in Witham, Essex on 01376 517717, there's a distributor for these here http://www.thetransferpre...

Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 3

Views: 810

Hello

Just want to say hello to everybody here. I've been working in the industry for about 18 years. Initially a screen printer, after my employer bought a Spandex Sprint, I thought "I could do a better job of working that machine, and keep my hands clean!". That sort of swung me through making ruby poss...

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