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Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:54 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Stopping the sub process

Replies: 4

Views: 1885

I just use my fingernails :lol1:

Remember not to have the water to cold, when you dunk the mug, or it could make the handle crack away from the mug, and never place under a running cold tap you can hear the mug go :evil: Been there and learnt the hard way.

Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is no one busy

Replies: 54

Views: 5868

You must be near us if you know Cymau!!! We live high up but not as high as Bwlchgwyn, but if it snows I cant even get out of the drive as it is steep uphill, so the kids get the day off. I love having them at home once in a while, we have great snowball fights :lol1: The schools seem over keen to ...

Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is no one busy

Replies: 54

Views: 5868

Blue sky above, mist along the valley floor. Coal man delivered supplies this am, luckily we're on the sunny side of the hills, so the frost does disappear for part of the day. Chris has the studded tyres ready to go on the car :o Bad news is when the snow comes the school bus doesn't :evil: Not far...

Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:31 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing on to window cling with a pc60?

Replies: 15

Views: 3646

I use the printone spot colours on clear static cling. The colours are more opaque. This is using a PC60.

Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:18 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation printed mugs - Dishwasher Proof?

Replies: 5

Views: 2135

I have one mug which lived in the dishwasher for 18months. Dishwasher is a hot fill version, and the mug still looks as good as the day it went in there. I only use Listawood mugs and their inks, having lived through the Sawgrass clogging era and also the older non dishwasher proof coatings (which f...

Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Graphic/logo Libraries? Recommendations please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1250

There's a lot of the logos on www.brandsoftheworld.com

Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:33 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Enamel Mugs

Replies: 1

Views: 995

Hi Lee,

I asked this question to a subli supplier last year. They could coat them for you, but if they are the same as the ones I had the rolled lip at the top could cause problems.

I would think pad printing would be the way to go.

Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: refill ribbons

Replies: 1

Views: 726

Best bet is to get in contact with where you got the ribbons from. They should be able to help.

Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:50 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with cutting with the PC60 please?

Replies: 19

Views: 4485

I did try a sponge roller to begin with like Nik said results were awful, switched to the sponge brush problem solved.

I get them from my local art shop - 3 pack of different sizes £1.95.

Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:39 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with cutting with the PC60 please?

Replies: 19

Views: 4485

Another thought I've also recently been using Grafityps grafijuice, and the results again are excellent, I apply with a foam brush, first one direction then crossways over this. Need to use in a cool area or it dries to quick and doesn't get the chance to find own level and smooth out, also helps to...

Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:30 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with cutting with the PC60 please?

Replies: 19

Views: 4485

Thanks for the help Phil, Nik & Shane - I'll have a go on Monday at printing/cutting. I only want to do small runs of labels etc on it. May try the garment film from Victory, that you can use with this system. I'll let you know how I get on. Once again 'Thanks' :D :D :D Lee Hi Lee, I recently u...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:56 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Police car & more

Replies: 18

Views: 4366

ps, the jet cars are great, but for full effect, get yerself up the end of the pits by the finish line and wach em from there, when we go we usually park and set up there, watching that jet car coming at you, and passing only 20ft away at over 250mph is something else, much better than the ( PARDON...

Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: best drummer in the world

Replies: 37

Views: 2102

Drag-On wrote:John Bonham,



nick mason can bang a tin or two,



Agreed with both, and don't forget Ginger Baker, saw him drumming for Hawkwind.

By the way wasn't Animal based around both John Bonham and Keith Moon.

Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Live 8

Replies: 56

Views: 2729

floyd amazing turned the grand prix off and now watching la carrera panamericana will have to get delicate sound of thunder back in the car dex Yeah I can see that coming out of the archives over the next couple of days. Put Division Bell in the car to go down to Santa Pod yesterday, excellent. Dug...

Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Live 8

Replies: 56

Views: 2729

Lynn wrote: . who is the best drummer in the world ??

Lynn



Is that living or no longer with us?

Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Police car & more

Replies: 18

Views: 4366

Think I saw that yellow one at the Retro show at Santa Pod yesterday.

Boy was that rocket car they had there awesome, last time I heard something like that it was taking off :lol1:

Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Translation into Swedish

Replies: 3

Views: 710

Thanks both,

It's needed for our 1968 Saab Sonett V4 Rally Car, it already has a lot of swedish names against the controls and we want to keep it as faithful as possible.

Thanks again.

Mon May 23, 2005 9:12 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: hi there t-shirt vinyl supplier please?

Replies: 3

Views: 861

I use the new Victory Design film - Weeds and transfers great.

Mon May 23, 2005 9:10 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New to printing - pc60 few questions

Replies: 33

Views: 5236

Looking at my dip switches all but 8 + 9 are in the lower position. I know I switched 9 up a long while ago when I first read about the ribbon saver option - machne still runs with no problems and hasn't blown up :lol1: So 8 is prefeed option 9 is Rolands mystery ribbon saver option :roll: Seems to ...

Sun May 22, 2005 4:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Translation into Swedish

Replies: 3

Views: 710

Translation into Swedish

Can someone translate the following into Swedish for me please

Motorsport
Oil Temperature (+ oil temp)
Water Temperature (+ water temp)
Oil Pressure

I'll be glad when the car's finished :D

Sun May 22, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Am I charging enough!!!

Replies: 27

Views: 1607

I dabble with the guitar, not very good though, took the bass and amp for my son, who, after having guitar lessons now wants to try the bass. He's 15 and into heavy stuff. Oh no. Cheers Neil (-music) My lad's 13 and had a bass guitar for Christmas, doing well really haven't had to reach for the ear...

Thu May 19, 2005 10:43 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Dye sublimation on T-Shirts?

Replies: 6

Views: 2030

Unless it has changed over the past year you can only use sublimation printing onto white or ash grey t-shirts. They need to be either dedicated sublimation t-shirts (colours should show vivid) or at least a 50/50 polyester content (colours will not be as vivid). You can use Epson photo quality inkj...

Wed May 18, 2005 12:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scam Season again! Business Rates Reduction

Replies: 8

Views: 1183

A similar thing was covered on "The Ferret" (HTV Wales consumer prog) last night, two business were fleeced for £450 over the Rate Reduction Thing. If you are going to look into it do it yourself with the Council (even though they are the biggest fleecers of all :P ).

Thu May 12, 2005 9:47 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Need to cut stripes - largest 1200cm long

Replies: 7

Views: 1866

Thanks for all the replies guys. Took the easy route and double checked with the customer over his sizing. Guess what he actually meant mm not cm. Thought it was a bit toooooooooooooo long for a Lancia Fulvia :P

Wed May 11, 2005 6:21 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Need to cut stripes - largest 1200cm long

Replies: 7

Views: 1866

Need to cut stripes - largest 1200cm long

Have been asked to do some stripes. Longest being 1200cm by 10cm wide. How can I get my PC-60 to cut this long? I've tried in Corel 11 - but when do print preview doesn't fit on the page. I've also got Sign Tools 3, but don't want to risk wasting vinyl if it doesn't work from there. Help please Sharon

Mon May 09, 2005 1:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White window Cling/Static Cling supplier please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1461

Victory Designs sell the white by the Roll, you could cut it down to A4.

Hope this helps

Tue May 03, 2005 9:22 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest what i can add onto this logo?

Replies: 11

Views: 1621

Look closer at the Flag, it needs the tongue, and maybe an image of legs somewhere. At the moment it looks to oriental and not a representation of the true Ddraig.

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a plonker

Replies: 29

Views: 2376

Took the TVR in for service yesterday :o - courtesy car is Diesel - hope I remember to pick up the correct nozzle, it's already bad enough between Optimax and regular unleaded :-?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:29 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: sublimation on a mug i seem to get little dots ?

Replies: 2

Views: 1270

That sounds more like a fault in the coating. Try one from further down in the box, if the same fault get in contact with your supplier and let them know. I've had a few problem mugs over the years and all have been replaced with no problems. By the way I had one do the same the other day, when you ...

Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:23 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation info & advice please

Replies: 2

Views: 1145

I would say the 1290 is the route to go (says she with a C84), but would recommend the bulk ink system with it, since the 1290 only utilises 2 cartridges, and you can guarantee one of the colours will run out before the others, it should also be cheaper on the learning curve. There is a product for ...

Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HIX MUG PRESS PARTS SUPPLIER

Replies: 4

Views: 563

Will this help? Tel: no from Printwear & Promotion 0800 373503 Global Impressions - email sales@globalheatrans.com

Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:31 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: White Overprint on PC60 is it possible?

Replies: 4

Views: 1624

White Overprint on PC60 is it possible?

Just printed some stickers on clear static cling, and whilst clear etc they lack depth, i.e. still semi translucent. I know the 600 can overprint with white to compensate for this problem, what I wondered is, is this possible with the 60, or is it out with the white vinyl and overlay with this? or a...

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Laser Priter

Replies: 5

Views: 900

I've got a Minolta Magicolor 2200. Use it for normal printing and also some T-shirt media. Bought from PC World in their clearance section. Had for a while now, haven't had to replace anything yet, but oil fuser roller is getting due. This will be around the £35.00 mark, so can't really complain.

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: self cling

Replies: 11

Views: 1854

I print onto the static cling direct. Just done some for one of our cars, and used the white ribbon as well.

Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: self cling

Replies: 11

Views: 1854

Yes.

Used the static cling from Victory, both clear and white. Only problem faced at one time was doing a test application to soon, some of the resin came off on the window glass.

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can someone recommend a good mirror effect vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1492

Yes that's the one, a lot of E numbers and vehicle specs.

Mine's been caught and scratched by the bonnet support over the years. I just want to make her look tidy again. :P

Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can someone recommend a good mirror effect vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1492

Thanks both.

When I spoke to Europoint this morn they said it couldn't be printed on, goes to show how wrong they can be! :roll:

Any idea how well it holds up to temperature - this is to go on the inner wing under the bonett of the Tiv, and believe me it gets hot under there :evil:

Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can someone recommend a good mirror effect vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1492

Can someone recommend a good mirror effect vinyl?

Reading back through the forum found a couple of topics on Mirror, but no one came up with a good answer over printing onto this with PC60.

Can someone recommend a good one to use?

Not a viable option to cut and then apply lettering due to size required.

Thanks

Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sublimation T's

Replies: 5

Views: 577

Zap2000 - I think they do their own version.
The Transfer Press - Do both grey and white.

Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Model Transfers - info supplier request

Replies: 2

Views: 961

Another company to get it from is www.lazertran.com.

Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: wax ribbons pc60 - used for printing onto what?

Replies: 9

Views: 2083

The wax ribbons need to be used with transfer paper for transfer onto fabrics. They are similar to the older Alps/Citizen ribbons. You can obtain the correct paper from various suppliers. I've still got my old Citizen Printiva, it prints quite well onto paper, but then it is only A4 in size. I've us...

Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:13 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: tee shirts

Replies: 3

Views: 1697

Hi Rich,

If the logos are simple you could always use the PC60 to cut them. The Transfer vinyl with the sticky backing is brilliant if you need small lettering. Xpres do a printable vinyl for T-shirt transfer, suggest you give them a ring, or try The Transferpress, they also do a range of goods.

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 29441

But, if they were trying to learn the trade so they could make better beer money, or they had no intention of making the sign business their main income in the short term, then yes mate, they are a cowboy, and my previous view stands :P Cheers Shane So if someone buys a cutter and intends to cover ...

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BIRTHDAy

Replies: 21

Views: 1483

Happy Birthday, have a (drink1) on me.

If you're down this neck of the woods at any time, let me know and I'll take you for a run in my TVR, I did today :P .

Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Danish not bacon

Replies: 4

Views: 877

Done some in Swedish using Corel 11. You type in the word up to the symbol you need then then using Text - Insert character, you choose the font you are using and find the correct letter in the drop down.

As stated used this so far for Swedish, German and Welsh.

Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it snowing yet?

Replies: 46

Views: 3156

Yep been snowing for a while now. The black car we have around the back is now white. Poor car hates it, bless :o

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:41 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Printing onto tiles

Replies: 5

Views: 1818

It would all be down to the size and finsih of the tiles. You also need to take into account the cost of each transfer. If you haven't got one already you will also need a silicone mat (this helps with the contours on the tile) to press them. Don't forget you could also use the printer to increase y...

Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:27 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Do you use transfer tape on printed items?

Replies: 5

Views: 1313

Thanks for the replies. I've let the print cure for a while (approx 5 days) so hopefully it should be OK. Though I'll tell them if any problems to come back and I'll replace.

Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Do you use transfer tape on printed items?

Replies: 5

Views: 1313

Do you use transfer tape on printed items?

Maybe a daft question - but when you've done a fairly big printed sticker do you apply transfer tape to make it easier for the customer to apply, or is this running the risk of the print lifting off the vinyl when the transfer tape is removed.

Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming Supplies

Replies: 7

Views: 1902

Think this is the correct web address. http://www.kydproducts.co.uk they seem to do some of these things. Had no phone connection for last 7 days, then came the fun of setting up Broadband at last :lol1: All done now though, tends to loose connection occasionaly but will get ISP to look into this if...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:03 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Number Plate printing equipment

Replies: 6

Views: 2280

Are they? :(

I know a few people who'll be worried about this, especially me :cry: , since that is the type of rear plate on the TVR.

Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:56 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Number Plate printing equipment

Replies: 6

Views: 2280

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but does anyone know who supplies the honeycomb type of rear no. plate (the one which allows light to shine through from behind, as opposed to light shining down on front, is this making sense?).

Would be nice to be able of offer these at a good price.

Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: big pc60 thanks!!

Replies: 7

Views: 1810

Nik,

just experienced your problem - easily sorted. though :P

Check the code label on the cartridge, I thought I had a silver one in (11), but it turned out to be gold (8), don't ask :oops:

Hope this helps.

Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Daughter passes BTEC with flying colours

Replies: 5

Views: 924

We're well chuffed for her.

But I got it wrong - typo error it should have read

3 Distictions
4 Merits

I think she deserves a break for a while now, but she's bemoaning the fact that she has to go through the Fashion Show they put on at the end of the year. Can't win :roll:

Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc 60 driver?

Replies: 31

Views: 6915

Nik

You have a private message.

Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Daughter passes BTEC with flying colours

Replies: 5

Views: 924

Daughter passes BTEC with flying colours

Had to share this with you all, we're so proud of her. Claire got her results for her BTEC course in Fashion Design this am. 3 Distictions 2 Merits She can now go to the University of her choice, De Montford in Leicester. Just in time to enjoy the weekend at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood.

Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:59 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: pc 60 driver?

Replies: 31

Views: 6915

When you say all the lights are flashing do you mean the cartridge lights as well? Let me have your email addy, and I'll send down the instructions to reinitialise the PC60. Don't want to upset Roland by printing their secrets on line :roll: Did you happen to have an electrical outage since you last...

Tue May 11, 2004 9:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone have experience making small decals for models?

Replies: 18

Views: 3462

They say not to use too much ink, as this may allow the image to bleed, let it dry for 30 minutes, cut out then apply as normal water-slide decals.

At only £12.00 per pack it's worth experimenting with.

Sun May 09, 2004 2:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone have experience making small decals for models?

Replies: 18

Views: 3462

I have the inkjet version, which I picked up at the NEC at the same time as the Printwear & Promotion. They didn't have the lazer version with them at the show. It says on the packet that the transfer will dry with a white eggshell background. To make it clear you had to apply a clear oil based ...

Wed May 05, 2004 5:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone have experience making small decals for models?

Replies: 18

Views: 3462

Take a look at www.lazertran.com they do an inkjet and laser version of water slide transfer paper.

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The car you drive.....

Replies: 57

Views: 4543

Nice to see neither of mine are mentioned :lol:


4 saabs and a TVR

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Brian, that's fine if you send me the file I'll print it for you.

Jim, have found the Rotech black to be exactly what it says on the tin, a really deep honest black.

Sorry for taking a while to reply, been getting used to the new toy. :o

Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Hi Brian, I've read the horror stories connected with the Geo Knight as well, but haven't experienced that problem (keeping my fingers crossed though, and a lot of other things :P ) I've also read good things about the support you'd receive from TG, which I would say is on a par with Listawoods supp...

Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couldn't resist telling - New Toy bought at Weekend

Replies: 10

Views: 1472

Pistonheads was my first port of call when I'd decided what I wanted to look for. This car never even made it to being advertised. I'd gone to look at a Chimaera (yes I know a different beast) but a lot of the Griffiths were either to expensive or I didn't want to take the risk of private sale with ...

Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couldn't resist telling - New Toy bought at Weekend

Replies: 10

Views: 1472

Couldn't resist telling - New Toy bought at Weekend

Know it's not quite sign topic, but couldn't resist telling you all.

Bought myself a new Toy at the weekend - a TVR Griffith 500, I've been looking for about a month for one now, and came across a 1997 model in the 2tone TVR paintwork.

Will be picking her up on the 28th can't wait.

Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get hold of coloured static self cling film?

Replies: 10

Views: 2664

Another option is to use an ink from Apollo, using a lino sponge ink roller onto the area.

They're based on Merseyside, sorry can't remember web link at moment. Think Brian Dawson told me about them.

Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Hi Brian, I use the Geo Knight Digital Combo and have been well pleased with it. On the inks side, I used Lyson for a short time, but found the black not a strong black (if you get my meaning) I now use Rotech with their ICC profile and colours work fine. I've yet to try Pauls inks, but a lot of peo...

Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New to textile vinyl and need help please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1274

Does it say to remove backing hot or cold?

If your trying to remove to soon/late this is what can happen.

Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:13 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Dye Sub Mug Question...

Replies: 8

Views: 2836

If you've paid for the mugs, and they are faulty, you should have no problem getting replacements (which should work properly) or even request a credit to use against other products. Curious now, if you've got a MugPro Press and the mugs from NovaChrome how come you are using Rotech Inks? Did you bu...

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:44 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Dye Sub Mug Question...

Replies: 8

Views: 2836

Sounds like you could possibly have a batch of uncured mugs. Epson photo paper should not stick to the mug at all, correct side is brighter white side. I stopped using NovaChrome mugs a couple of years ago, I now get my mugs from Listawood. Using my Mug Pro Press I cook for 2.75min at 370deg, with e...

Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:36 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2004

Replies: 4

Views: 1825

Printwear & Promotion 2004

Went along to show today, all I can say is a huge improvement over last years. Maybe it was because there was a lot of new sublimation products on show or not I'm not sure :lol: Anyone thinking of going over next couple of days, I would say well worth the effort. If you have the time, take a stroll ...

Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer/Cutters

Replies: 4

Views: 1527

It might be worth looking at Xpress new range of subli papers.

They do one called subli dark which can be applied to cotton + poly/cotton.

As usual have the sample but not yet tried.

May be worth the cost of a phone call for you.

Sharon

Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:28 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why is the pc60 lights flashing constantly when powered on?

Replies: 8

Views: 3518

Thanks Chris & Phil, I tried the main switch but it didn't solve anything. I've also downloaded the firmware version 3.1 from the roland site, but a bit apprehensive about trying to install, just in case there is more of a problem and end up rendering the machine even more useless than it is at ...

Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:25 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why is the pc60 lights flashing constantly when powered on?

Replies: 8

Views: 3518

why is the pc60 lights flashing constantly when powered on?

Has anyone ever had this happen to them, and how have they got around it. When power switch pressed, all panel lights flash 5 times, then cartridge 2 and roll/sheet selector light remain lit for a few seconds, then sequence starts all over again, 5 +2 etc. Have been told will have to call Roland in,...

Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Heat press help

Replies: 18

Views: 3186

Hi Outline, The green mat is like Lorraine says used when pressing hard substrates, i.e. tiles, plaques etc. It does not need to be used for t-shirts. But use some form of blow out paper between the lower platen and between the transfer and upper platen, minimises contamination when transferring. I ...

Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Christmas To All

Replies: 20

Views: 1807

Have a Merry Christmas all and a very properous New Year.

Nadolig LLawen i bawb.

Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:27 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation printing 100% cotton

Replies: 3

Views: 1576

There is currently some experimenting going on the USA using a product call Softee transfer paper. Visit http://www.dyesub.org and do a search on "softee", results so far look rather promising. Whether we are able to get this paper over this side of the pond I'm not sure, but if more of us shout lou...

Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Last Orders Please

Replies: 21

Views: 2320

My sympathies Jill,

A 16 year old :evil: and female to boot !

Our daughter is now 18 and son will become a teenager next year (already going through the know it all phase - lads :-? )

Be prepared to loose all sense of reality.

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:44 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of my christmas card design?

Replies: 13

Views: 3279

Get round to your local Aldi ASAP, they may still have some of their offerings left. A4+ Graphics tablet £30.00 (USB, cordless mouse & pen).

Bought one to replace my oldie (pen attached).

Works brilliantly.

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Mini Cooper Graphics : Union Jack

Replies: 14

Views: 5998

Not that bad Steve, and at least yours IS a Mini, not a German Usurper!

Austin Mini 7 indeed :evil:

Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mug delivery boxes?

Replies: 2

Views: 1085

Hi M\artin
Listawood can supply these, min order used to be 100 don't know if it's changed. Fit both earthenware and china mugs.

Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:46 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Colour Laser Printer Advice Please

Replies: 18

Views: 4367

My C80 was running Rotech inks from the start (after running the OEM through for a while). As soon as Listawood released the C80 cartridges I went out and purchased the C80. I had the first batch of problematic cartridges (when inks seemed to disappear into thin air) and had only gone through 3 sets...

Sun Dec 07, 2003 6:00 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Colour Laser Printer Advice Please

Replies: 18

Views: 4367

[quote="Allan Weyman"]Dewi, Incidently Sharon mentioned buying or trying to buy the C82 (Epson) printer. Well I have the earlier C80 for dye-sub and I can endorse it at a very reliable piece of kit for the job. I was most suprised that Xpess stopped doing carts for this machine but carry o...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:12 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Colour Laser Printer Advice Please

Replies: 18

Views: 4367

I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when it came to getting my colour laser. Had gone in to PC World Chester to get a new C82 for subli and as usual took a look around the clearance section. Sitting there in a trolley was a QMS Magicolour 2200, marked as having no toner (al...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: POOR COURIER SERVICE

Replies: 3

Views: 683

Same situation here, ordered some parts for the cars Monday, they'll be with tomorrow they said. In all fairness to company they did send the goods out on Monday. Tuesday morning came and went, called company, yes they'd left them at 4.20pm monday. Nothing arrived. Wednesday morning came and went co...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: assortment

Replies: 15

Views: 6834

Wow excellent. Very Mouse & Kelly :cool:

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:09 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: DyeSub ?

Replies: 6

Views: 1697

Which paper are you using? some of the high transfer papers leave a rather grainy appearance on hard substrates.

I always use the Epson photo quality paper for mugs.

Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "...LET'S ROCK!!!..."

Replies: 62

Views: 10460

Whilst out at the weekend, perused the new Vangelis CD, thought about it for a while and put back on the shelf. Matthew wanted a particular album so we went into one of the smaller record stores, Vangelis was being played so ended up buying it anyway! along with someone called something along the li...

Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:10 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: SUBLIMATION PROBLEMS

Replies: 2

Views: 1287

Never had any problems with Rotech ink clogging on the C82 or the C80 when I had that. Did the printer work alright with the original Epson cartridges? What paper are you using to print?

Are you using a bulk ink system?

As you can see there could be a lot of factors involved.

Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Links to famous people

Replies: 22

Views: 6208

Met quite a few over the years at race meetings - Ayrton de Silva (Senna), Nigel Mansell, Martin Brundell, etc. this was when they raced nothing more than Formula Ford. Erik Carlsson (Pa Taket, Saab renowned Rally Driver) gave me his watch at Goodwood a couple of years ago. Children attend same scho...

Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: GRUMPY OLD MEN

Replies: 6

Views: 1208

Oh you definately could relate to it Phil. I watched it the other night, and this is from the person who remembers seeing Rick Wakeman and that famous gold cloak of his. And loon pants, and making narrow trouser legs wider by inserting that piece of material and Biba makeup (though you blokes wouldn...

Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can I ask why?

Replies: 16

Views: 3502

I kept getting calls from Sky. Sick to the back teeth with it I was asked that question Why. So I told him I didn't agree with sky policies and didn't like paying for something I wouldn't use very often. Haven't heard from them again as yet (fingers crossed) BT do supply a service to stop withheld n...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:28 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mousemat blanks

Replies: 6

Views: 2520

I'd agree with Becky on these. Listawood also do 3 different weights of Mousemat, although I'd count the thinest as give away grade only.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where can I buy Roller applicators?

Replies: 10

Views: 3410

I've slowly built up a selection from one of Art Shops out there. With Claire being in college I also got Student Discount. :D

Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: demos?

Replies: 4

Views: 922

Have a good holiday weekend Rob.

Broadband what's that then?

Would appear there are only 17 people wanting it around here and the criteria is 150, another long wait for technology. :evil:

We don't even receive digital TV, or even Channel 5 (not that this would be worth it :D )

Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What were YOU before?

Replies: 37

Views: 5097

I worked as a legal secretary for 5 years, then took computer course at local college, was offered job with firm then called Rexham (UK) stayed there in the accounts/computer section for 7 years (until first child came along). Went back to work when Claire was 4 worked as part time clerk typist at l...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:23 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Help to source oval tiles for sublimation

Replies: 3

Views: 1731

Hi Sue,

One of the other companies for Oval Ceramics is NovaChrome, I haven't used their tiles so not sure on durability etc.

There is another company but cant' recall their name at the moment.

Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:19 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Need help mug printing

Replies: 17

Views: 4006

Here's a few I did a while ago, they are images held on my web site.

Image
Image

Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:06 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Need help mug printing

Replies: 17

Views: 4006

Hi Momentoes, I also use the Mug Pro Press, and print the earthenware mugs from Listawood at 370 deg. for 2.75mins. and have no problems with the result. This temp and time has been in use since I changed to Rotech over 12 months ago, 1 of my first mugs I did with these inks still lives in the dishw...

Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:59 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Need help mug printing

Replies: 17

Views: 4006

Which mug press are you using? Time, temp and pressure are critical with mugs. Like Martin said the transfer must be tight around the mug otherwise it does give a faded look, and if the ink is not dry you can experience blow out (feathering around edges, or nice flame effect up the mug ) The white s...

Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:49 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Formula ford vehicle outline, what software?

Replies: 5

Views: 1840

Hi Paulie, Welcome :D Afraid I don't know of any software which would give racing car outlines either, why don't you use the tried and trusted method of taking a digital pictures covering all the angles you need. It would then be possible to vectorise this in your spare time and you'll have it for e...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:44 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Which Website company?

Replies: 12

Views: 3576

Hi Linda,

If I'm just looking to buy the domain I use Easily. They can also host if required.

URL: www.easily.co.uk

Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Acrylic Car Windows

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Thanks Tractors,

Couldn't for the life of me remember the name!

If you want to see what it's to go on go to www.99turbo.co.uk, we bought this at the weekend. Only took 25 years to get round of owning one :lol:

Sorry forgot to add it's under 546 99T's New Playmate :oops:

Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Acrylic Car Windows

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Thanks Rob,

What would be the best way to contact him, since I can't remember the name of his window company :-?

Thanks

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Acrylic Car Windows

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Acrylic Car Windows

Does any one remember Paul Davenport stating he has contacts for Rally Car Acrylic Windows, both standard and custom. Or does anyone know of such a firm who could do this. I'm in need of a rear screen.

Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:50 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimination T-shirt supplier?

Replies: 22

Views: 7783

Hi Linda,

I dye-sub onto numerous items, I would strongly recommend you take a look at www.dyesub.org. They are US based but a wealth of knowledge.

Novachrome also do a dye-sub t-shirt, and I believe Listawood are looking into this also.

Sat Aug 30, 2003 8:24 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: ROLAND VINYL SIGN CUTTER & PLOTTER

Replies: 12

Views: 2135

Don't know on the Camm1 but considering doing a mix on the noises from the PC60, might even become the "Tried and Tested" of the week on Radio 1 :P

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:14 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: sublimation question

Replies: 13

Views: 4911

I've used my Mug Pro press for over 4 years now, this is one of the first generation of presses (i.e. not capable of doing the steins or attaching the plate press). My only trouble with it came from me, forgot to put a mug back in and left element open, consequences new element needed. That was over...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:06 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Where do you get your sublimation ink from???

Replies: 2

Views: 1578

Novachrome used to supply Sawgrass Sublijet (whoops I swore) inks. I tried Lyson inks, but their black wasn't quite right. I now use Rotech from Listawood, and wouldn't change for anything. They "NEVER" clog, and they have now sorted out the chipped cartridges, so Epson Monitor readings are more acc...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: PRINTERS

Replies: 11

Views: 3579

If you are going the 6 ink road, make sure it's with individual cartridges. You will find the one that gets used up the quickest if magenta. If all the colours are in 1 cartridge (except black of course) you will be wasting a lot of ink at every change. I know this from experience my previous subli ...

Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Supplier required

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Further on what Lorraine said, is your heat press a clam style or swing head. If you want to do metal and tiles it's better to have the swing head one, since they tend to have a floating head (not sure on phrase here) but it allows for thicker items, and maintains a level heat area. You will also ne...

Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Supplier required

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

NovaChrome on Anglesey do this kind of coaster, it's one I use myself often. Make sure you ask for the framed ones or you'll end up with 'orrible plastic stick on bottoms. Metal comes in a variety of colours and finishes. Forgot to mention we adhere ours with clear silicone, gives the coaster a bit ...

Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:14 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: SUBLIMATION INK

Replies: 3

Views: 2072

Hi James, To be perfectly honest I don't use the colour correction software, only the ICC profile supplied from Rotech themselves. It's very rare I have to correct colours (only one recently was for a particular breed of dog, which should be creamy, and the ICC was printing a bit to yellow, sorted i...

Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "...LET'S ROCK!!!..."

Replies: 62

Views: 10460

Aaaah the memories, Saw Hawkwind twice, early Genesis around the time of Nursery Crime album, and of course Yes at the Hardrock Manchester, Deep Purple (x2) Nazareth, Thin Lizzy (yes they even came to Chester in their very early days), thinking about it so did Status Quo! Those were the days. :cool:...

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "...LET'S ROCK!!!..."

Replies: 62

Views: 10460

I only listen to radio 1 at certain times, i.e. 6-9 Friday, 6-9 Sat, 7-9 Sunday. The rest of the time it's radio 2 or the hifi. When Claire was looking for music to accompany her garments in the Fashion Show at college we went through everything from Classical, Hawkwind (Hall of the mountain Grill, ...

Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "...LET'S ROCK!!!..."

Replies: 62

Views: 10460

Sitting here listening to Pete Tong on Radio 1 at this present moment. Love that house/trance :cool:

Also tend to listen to Floyd, Zepp etc that was the only way to get energy into music at one time.

Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problem with Epson printer

Replies: 7

Views: 2461

Kevin, The bloke who owns and runs TG was/is a regular contributor on the dye-sub forum, he is quiet at the moment due to some law suit going on in the states with Sawgrass. It got very heated at one stage on the forum since a lot of the members use TG inks. I know what you mean over the array of su...

Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:27 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation Introduction...

Replies: 4

Views: 2521

I've been doing sublimation printing now for over 4 years. Started out with just mugs, and have expanded into t-shirts, tiles, mousemats etc (when I obtained my heat press). I've tried various suppliers for their mugs, and have found Listawood mugs (both earthenware and bone china) to be extremely d...

Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roland Bar Codes

Replies: 16

Views: 3011

You know what you come up with if you play around with the letters of "Capri" now don't you Phil? :D

That's what they generally get called here :wink:

Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problem with Epson printer

Replies: 7

Views: 2461

I've been using a C82 for a couple of months now, no problems so far - touch wood, since I've already lost a C80 to subli-inks, one of those unidentifiable problems, but sorted by Listawood to both parties satisfaction. Did you run the original epson carts through the printer before fitting the Subl...

Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:33 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: HEAT TAPE

Replies: 7

Views: 2281

Another important factor with heat tape is definately match it to the manufacturer or supplier of your mugs. I learnt this when I changed to Listawood. Used the heat tape I had from NovaChrome and it left marks on the Listawood mugs. Changed to their tape - problem solved. Works the other way too - ...

Fri May 23, 2003 5:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The search for unbiased information!

Replies: 19

Views: 4288

Jom, You are in the lucky situation of being in the States. The range of inks and options for cutting to you are far higher than they would be this side of the pond. :-? For what you have outlined I would recommend the inkjet option, but instead of cartridges I'd look into a bulk ink supply system, ...

Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:54 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: dos anyone have any experiece of the Epson 2100 printer?

Replies: 3

Views: 1915

No but I've experienced Epsons Chipped cartridges and sublimation ink. A word of warning UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES PUT 3RD PARTY CHIPPED CARTRIDGES NEAR AN EPSON PRINTER. I've just experienced the print head burning out and consequently scrapping my C80 (11 months old). This was fitted with Rotech inks...

Mon Apr 14, 2003 8:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: NAUTILUS

Replies: 10

Views: 4285

Phil,

I don't know whether the "ribbon saving" option on the PC600 a difference on their costs comparisons, but the PC60 keeps advancing its ribbon even if it's not printing at a specific point.

Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Everyone!

Replies: 13

Views: 2625

Welcome Paul,


Told you the Welsh were taking over Rob :D

Fri Mar 14, 2003 9:56 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: what are peoples thoughts of mug/press & mugs?

Replies: 3

Views: 1615

Hey Becky, My first car was a 1968 Austin Mini Cooper 998cc. Tartan Red with Black Roof, used to go around the Race Circuits marshalling. Now drive other forms of FrWD. :lol: Don't marshall now, haven't since the kids arrived, just participate in the odd track day here and there. Next one due end Ju...

Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:08 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: can anyone offer advise with sublimation please?

Replies: 13

Views: 5092

I've put a picture of one of the tiles I've done in the "Show us your stuff" section.

It does give you an idea of what can be done with sublimation.

Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle raphics: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2002

Replies: 0

Views: 790

vehicle raphics: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2002

Here's one example of what can be put onto the various size tiles available.

This was taken at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2002, and has been printed onto an 8"x8" Duracoat tile from Listawood.

Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:53 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: can anyone offer advise with sublimation please?

Replies: 13

Views: 5092

Sorry Ruth,

Just noticed the end of your topic. What plotter do you have?

When I spoke to xpress last it is possible to print onto their t-shirt transfer paper then kiss cut using your plotter.

Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:50 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: can anyone offer advise with sublimation please?

Replies: 13

Views: 5092

Yes Sawgrass have lots of tech info and advice. BUT their inks have a habit of clogging in the print head. I know this from experience, having used SG inks for 3 years believe me I was glad to see the back of them. Yes, they supply colour correction software for free, BUT then again every time you b...

Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:46 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wide-Format Printers - do they pay for themselves?

Replies: 2

Views: 1640

Wow, where did you find that! It would mainly be for the car based items that I do, then sell them at the meetings held throughout the year. I can do A3+ at the moment, but just wondered on the larger. Suppose I could stick with the tile mural option, but get Car people to pay the price, may as well...

Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:40 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: can anyone offer advise with sublimation please?

Replies: 13

Views: 5092

Hi Rebecca, I now stick with Listawood on both Inks, and supplies. Their mugs I have proven to be dishwasher proof (now testing the Bone China type). Have recently started subbing onto tiles, they are so easy, and the end result can be stunning. I currently use an Epson C80 for my subli work (4 indi...

Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wide-Format Printers - do they pay for themselves?

Replies: 2

Views: 1640

Wide-Format Printers - do they pay for themselves?

I'm seriously considering buying a wide format printer (either Epson 3000 A2 (reason for 3000 could always be converted for subli) - or maybe something A1). It would be used mainly for posters, reproductions of our own digital photos etc. Does anyone really make money on doing these type of things? ...

Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:34 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Colour Camm PC60 4 SALE

Replies: 10

Views: 3143

Didn't mean to step on your toes Phil. :oops:

Just trying to help (angel)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:58 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Colour Camm PC60 4 SALE

Replies: 10

Views: 3143

No Phil,

You changed the machine :o

Adrian said PC60 you said PC600

only 600dpi between them :wink:

Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Heat Transfer Question

Replies: 5

Views: 2224

Martin C,

With you using flock a lot, how does your machine stand up to this, does it end up with a build up of filaments from the flock at all?

Just very cautious about putting this near my PC60, don't want another bill for a head yet.

Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Heat Transfer Question

Replies: 5

Views: 2224

Martin,

I've subbed onto a flag for a friend, watch out for the nylon thread used to assemble these things, it MELTS bigtime. Had to re-sew the edges, couldn't give it him back that way.

:o

Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

I can definately confirm they are dishwasher proof :D I've had one living in my dishwasher since I changed to Rotech inks and Listawood mugs April/May last year, machine used everyother day (unless there are lots of pans :x ) hot fill running through a full wash cycle at 65deg. The only part I don't...

Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

I've used NovaChrome Mugs, Xpres mugs and now stick with Listawood, but then again I make a point of stating mugs are british made. The conical problem would have been introduced at time of initial manufacture by Tams, and nothing to do with the coating applied. Haven't had any problems with text. I...

Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

Hi Kevin,

Chris has the feeling it involves vacumn and heat tunnel, rather like the shrink wrap machines which form packaging.

Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

Hi Martin, They're hoping to introduce the jewelry boxes, but like most things it all depends on the price. I've asked Becky to keep me informed on these, and any other interesting items they may add. I've just started to do some tile murals admittedly it is only 18x12" but you have to start somewhe...

Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

We went along Wed 19th. I was rather disappointed to, hoped some of the subli suppliers would have picked up on the goodies available in the States but NO. Listawood are in process of introducing a couple of things which apply more to the things I do, their wooden jewel boxes for tile insertion look...

Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7575

We're going down. Again not sure which day yet, have to sort out someone to take care of Matthew, he'd be bored silly if we took him along :-? Chalkie, yes you can just turn up at the door and fill in the form. Our tickets came through last week. I'd tried to register online but their link was not w...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: stickers help

Replies: 3

Views: 1966

Jill,

Avery do a Polyester based Industrial Label.

This is supposed to be petrol, oil and grease proof.

If you've got a Fineline or suchlike catalogue they are in there.

Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: wheel cover: tiger print

Replies: 7

Views: 1993

Don't you like Tigers then Rob :(

OR

Maybe it's just 4x4s :evil:

Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:48 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Has anyone had good results with transfer papers?

Replies: 5

Views: 2337

Hi Becky, At Printwear & Promotion last year picked up a sample for Ink jet from a company called Merlin Transfers (I think). I've not tried it yet, but it came with a sort of silicone transfer sheet. Seem to remember they also do one for Dark Fabrics. Will dig out phone No and Web addy and post...

Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:08 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: where can i source mouse mats please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2754

Hi Martin, I'm more than pleased with the colours on the mousemats. I haven't tried this yet, but, on the dye sub forum they recommend pre heating the mousemat for a few seconds (similar to tees). With you getting everything of Xpres I assume you're using SG inks - watch those printer heads - they w...

Tue Dec 03, 2002 10:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A BIG HELLOOO FROM WALES

Replies: 14

Views: 3017

Careful Rob,

Us Welshies are catching you Scots up! :lol:

Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: organising FONTS, what do you do?

Replies: 12

Views: 3173

Ah but how many of you knew that the Gill Sans font is the one used currently by SAAB on their vehicles.

Not a lot of people know that :o

Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do I need to back this type of sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 1939

Thanks Martin,

That was what I wondered, to be doubly sure I'll see what we have hidden in the depths of the garage. Don't worry I've only had to pay for the cost of the vinyl. So there's still plenty of profit to play around with.

Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do I need to back this type of sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 1939

Hi Mike, Martin, The sign was done on 4mm Crystalite acrylic, A3 in size. These will be mounted on an outside rendered wall as warning notices. The reason for reverse mounting was the prevent the little darlings from picking the letters off. With some of the kids in the village they don't need to be...

Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do I need to back this type of sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 1939

Do I need to back this type of sign?

Basic question I know.

I've done a couple of signs - cut in mirror image and put directly onto clear acrylic perspex then topped with vinyl. Before mounting do I also need to put something firmer on the back?

Thanks

Thu Nov 07, 2002 9:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1629

Hi Jim & Martin, For the blades I'd to Mathias who advertise on this site. They do a brilliant job, and they're well priced. Cartridges - Depends if you want OEM or compat. I get my OEMs from Signmaster Systems, if you pay by card at the time of order you get them for £10.00+ VAT+P&P. Still ...

Sat Oct 19, 2002 3:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: ready to cut

Replies: 16

Views: 6574

nother fairly good source for software (programs and clipart) are the computer fairs. A lot of the programs tend to be OEM, but they still perform as they should. I've obtained quite a few clipart collections this way. Biggest bargain though was a couple of years ago, IMSI Masterclips 100.000 full w...

Sun Sep 29, 2002 5:01 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: BIG PROBLEM WITH PC600!!

Replies: 6

Views: 2857

Hi Gav, This was similar to the problem I was experiencing with my PC60, when you print using spot colour, are you getting white lines between, instead of the coloured banding? If so then it could well be the head :( Have you tried cleaning the head with the supplied Alcohol pen, or cleaning sheet? ...

Fri Sep 27, 2002 12:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Stockholm!

Replies: 11

Views: 2095

Hi Henry,

Welcome to the boards. Looked at your site, brilliant. One small complaint though - plenty of volvos but where's the saabs :cry:

Mon Sep 23, 2002 7:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi all

Replies: 12

Views: 2749

Hi Jill, If I can help in any way just let me know. Don't worry to much about the surgery, they'll know what they're doing. One word of advice I will give (having gone through 2 caesarians) try as hard as you can to straighten up when you get back on your feet. It makes it a lot easier in the end. H...

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:03 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: where can i source mouse mats please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2754

Hi Gav, I have my Epson C80 set as a dedicated sublimation printer, since I have the use of 3 others it's not a problem. Lorraine is right in respect of not changing from one form of cartridge to another. The main reason being if i recall correctly is that some of the ink remains in the chamber, and...

Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:54 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: where can i source mouse mats please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2754

Hi Gav, I use the sublimation inks for transfer onto mousemats. Not tried transfer paper method. You would be right though that you print in mirror, then transfer with heat press. If it's still on the board I've posted a pic of one of the subli mousemats that I've done, take a look at that. Best pla...

Tue Sep 17, 2002 7:56 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Does anyone have any experience of Texicut please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3645

Thanks Lorraine, I'd wondered about the stuff from Xpress sounds a lot more stable in the plotter. I'd backed the sheet of Texicut with some transfer tape to give it a bit more body, but finding the cutting outine was a bit of a pain. I'll give Xpress a ring tomorrow. Have you had any experience wit...

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:21 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Does anyone have any experience of Texicut please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3645

Does anyone have any experience of Texicut please?

Tried a new product today called Texicut, it's like plastisol (I would think?) but it comes on sheets and you cut with the plotter, then heat press onto your substrate.

Does anyone have any experience of this, or use anything similar?

Mon Sep 02, 2002 10:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advertising, where are your customers

Replies: 8

Views: 3291

You may sit sorrected if you want Phil :D

No it's taken a long time to build up the database, that's why I haven't shouted about this side of things, still a lot to be done though. :cry:

Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:53 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advertising, where are your customers

Replies: 8

Views: 3291

Oh yes they do Phil, me. Even if I specialise in one marque, all the others are also available.

Mon Sep 02, 2002 1:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: PC60 / 600 Cartridges - Thermal products or genuine Roland?

Replies: 26

Views: 12893

Having read all the posts relating to this, I called Prnt One on Friday, and the package arrived this morning. They look interesting, will let everyone know how I get on with them. Some interesting metallics available by the looks of things. It would appear from what they told me on Friday that if y...

Thu Aug 29, 2002 10:53 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: feedback: Sublimation Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 6932

su

Hi Gav, Yes I use a Mug Pro heat press, but they can be done in a domestic oven (if it can reach 200deg C), though reject factor is higher. I tried the oven method on Listawoods Bone China mugs and it worked well, but I think there was a lot of luck involved, since this was the first time I'd tried ...

Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what material is used for sun visors?

Replies: 16

Views: 4021

Yes Andy they'd spliced the roll. Arrived nearly bagged in two 500mm. Not quite as many or as much for one of the jobs I've done on it. But left me with plenty of profit making for other stickers :D

Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what material is used for sun visors?

Replies: 16

Views: 4021

I've just done some stickers using Static Window Cling. Worked wonderfully through the PC60. Seem to remember using something similar many years ago when I had the Cooper, saves having the visor in the way. Got it from Victory Designs but they only have it in white or clear.

Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is applying window tint easy to apply?

Replies: 4

Views: 1941

Window Tinting

Hi Jill,

Have a word with Tim at Ruthin Car Sales, he does window tinting and may well be able to suggest applications etc.

Hope this helps

Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Show us ya' Business Card...

Replies: 11

Views: 3920

Show us ya' Business Card

This one was done a while ago, yet another thing I need to update. Oh and they're laminated that's why the scans not very good. http://www.foxleys1.btinternet.co.uk/bcard1.jpg Hey I've just thought Mike only wanted these so he can phone us all up in the middle of the night, and say "gottya"

Thu Jun 06, 2002 2:33 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: feedback: Sublimation Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 6932

Sublimation Printing

Hi All, Just to whet your appetites more for Sublimation I've posted a picture of one of the coasters I've done recently. This is printed onto Matt Aluminium and encased in a platic surround. Printed at 1440dpi using the Listawood inks. [img]http://www.foxleys1.btinternet.co.uk/coasterrally96.jpg[/i...

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: For those who missed Ozzy on TV

Replies: 4

Views: 1780

For those who missed Ozzy on TV

For those who missed Ozzy on TV last night, thought you may like to know i've added my picture to my profile. Just as scary eh!!!!!! :evil:


Wasn't he brilliant by the way.

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: source for vinyl applicating rubber roller?

Replies: 21

Views: 5315

Tools

Grear Rob,

I've been wondering myself where to get hold of a larger roller, like Andy have the small stamper version.

Thanks for the Welsh flag, now one happy dragon :P

Fri May 17, 2002 10:10 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: feedback: Sublimation Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 6932

Sublimation Printing

Hi Martin, I'd go to Listawood, they have vast knowledge of sublimation. Having used Sawgrass Inks for the past 3 years I've now moved over to Listawood's Rotech inks. And so far they appear excellent. Black is more sharp, their Coffee Mugs are better too. Print definition is pin sharp to the extent...

Thu May 16, 2002 10:56 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help me with relief shadows in corel9 please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3126

releif shadows corel9

Eddie, Have you looked at the Corel Plug-in called Sign Tools, this is an Australian software. It would appear to be capable of doing what you want. I've only looked at the trial version, so can't comment on full ability. I think it retails at 395Au Dollars, if you do a search on E.bay for vinyl cut...

Wed May 15, 2002 10:25 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: feedback: Sublimation Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 6932

Sublimation Printing

Hi Lorraine, No problem. just ask away. Spent the rest of the day, printing and pressing onto Metal Coasters. Sure makes car body work look good. Only thing must make something to lift them off the heat press (transfer temp 180deg, for 1 min) makes for very hot metal - ouch my poor fingers. :lol: Sh...

Wed May 15, 2002 1:18 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: feedback: Sublimation Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 6932

feedback: Sublimation Printing

Thought you may all like to hear my experiences with the above form of printing. For those of you who aren't aware of the process it involves printing onto media then using heat transferring onto various substrates. During the transfer process the inks sublimate (turn into a gas). Special substrates...

Fri May 03, 2002 12:56 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Colorcamm

Replies: 20

Views: 8883

Roland Colorcam PC60

I can't comment tomuch on this, having only had mine for around 6weeks. My head replacement was down to negligence on behalf of the seller, long drawn out story would take days to relate and still leaves a very bitter taste. I got this machine to reproduce classic/vintage car stickers and cut graphi...

Thu May 02, 2002 2:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Membership App on its Way

Replies: 22

Views: 4411

Membership app on its way.

Hi Paul,

Thought I'd let you know i run my Colour Cam through a Manual Switch box (along with 3 other printers) have experienced no communication problems so far, even though Roland don't recommend this, but then again neither do any other manufacturers

Sharon

Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: I need a source for Static Cling Window Film. can you help?

Replies: 14

Views: 4364

Static Cling Window Film

Thanks all for the help. Will look into suggestions. It's great being able to enquire instead of spending precious time surfing and getting nowhere.

Sharon

Sat Apr 27, 2002 9:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: I need a source for Static Cling Window Film. can you help?

Replies: 14

Views: 4364

I need a source for Static Cling Window Film. can you help?

Could someone recommend a source for the above, I'm only looking for smallish quantity (around 5 -10 mtrs). Also has anyone tried this on Brians favourite machine :lol: (Roland PC60) then used the white ribbon for back printing?

Many Thanks
Sharon

Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:47 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what do you wipe your vinyl with before printing?

Replies: 6

Views: 2515

what do you wipe your vinyl with before printing?

Can I ask you all with printer/cutters what do you use to wipe vinyl before printing. Having just paid for a replacement head on the PC60 I don't want to risk dust or debris causing faults.

Thanks

Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:03 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: can anyone suggest suppliers of screenprinted cd's?

Replies: 9

Views: 6701

Brian,

There are a couple of CD printing machines up on Ebay at the moment. They come up under a search for printers. One is the Seiko Precision like Robert recommended. Worth a look.

Sharon

Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:54 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 2852

Hi Paul, Nice, my very first car was a 1968 Austin Mini Cooper, I still have 1 No. Plate, original steering wheel and sumpguard, but it was still a fun car. Now very much into Saabs (all kinds), we're building a 2dr 99 Turbo to compete in Sprints, it's a long job isn't it. Now back on topic, I'm rea...

Mon Apr 08, 2002 1:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Info needed & a source for buying flock!

Replies: 9

Views: 2612

Hi Robin-a When I bought my heatpress last year, I went to Signmaster Systems in Market Drayton, they are goods people to deal with. They sell the Geo Knight range of presses, I went for the Digital Combi 15x15, mainly because my printer was not A3, so why pay the extra. The upside with this particu...

Mon Apr 08, 2002 1:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Info needed & a source for buying flock!

Replies: 9

Views: 2612

Hi Rob,

I get my Mousemats from Listawood (for sublimation) they are much better quality than any of the others I've used, maybe slighly greyer, but once printed this doesn't become a problem.

Sharon

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:19 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 2852

Thanks Robert & Brian, The fact that it is such a limited market has been the problem for a while. At present I have had to resort to quite a few hours of hard graphic graft to get a lot of my artwork. It would have been nice to be able to just get something "off the shelf" so to speak...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 2852

Hi
Does anyone know if there is any software that specialises in Classic and Vintage car outlines, or even particular marques. I have no need for current vehicles, since our market is solely for this particular section.

Thanks

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:00 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 3606

Oops forgot to answer some of the questions. According to the seller he had no problems with banding other than when printing larger graphics. I have not had any prints other than the black with the trapping option set without banding. The machine was purchased orginally by the seller in 1999 from X...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:54 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 3606

Hi Robert, Thanks for replying, there is quite a tale behind the purchase of this machine, rather long and complicated. So to cut it as short as possible, the printhead had to be removed to replace the cartridge holder which had been dislodged by one of the cartridges. It may well be that this is no...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:59 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic:

Replies: 9

Views: 3606

Hi all, I've not long purchased a used one of the above, I have a most annoying problem with it. When printing solid colours from Corel8 I have white banding. I've tried altering the pitch as per the manual, no joy. The only colour I can achieve solid is black when utilizing the trapping option with...

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