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Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Billboard material

Replies: 10

Views: 1843

Myles the secret is to soak the paper, get a large bin bag put paste in it then insert poster. Seal the bag & shake leave in bag till you get on site (overnight). If you don't do this then the paper bubbles like sh*t. Fitted one last year & it was a git because i didn't soak the paper, fitte...

Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:31 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: In Lieu of Engineer help

Replies: 14

Views: 6258

Hi
sounds more like the damper is clogged due to the mix of inks. Dampers should be changed when changing ink types because trace amounts of ink & particulate is left in the dampers even after flushing.

Kev

Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Opal telecom ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1053

Hi Pete unfortunately not, situated in a vary industrial area. Fiber optic runs at either end of the road but not down the road & they have no plans to run it because of the lack of offices on the 3 industrial estates in the road. Kev Kev if you have it at the end of the road thats fine bt have...

Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Opal telecom ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1053

Hi Pete
unfortunately not, situated in a vary industrial area. Fiber optic runs at either end of the road but not down the road & they have no plans to run it because of the lack of offices on the 3 industrial estates in the road.

Kev

Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Opal telecom ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1053

Opal telecom ?

Hi has anyone had dealings with Opal Telecom, they seem to be tied in with Carphone Warehouse, AOL etc. Looking to use them for business lines & broadband in the new unit, now i have finally moved in. Read a few reviews for the home system but according to their literature the business broadband...

Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Banding at side of prints

Replies: 5

Views: 2618

Steve
it could be a dirty encoder strip, give it a wipe with a clean damp soft cloth no solvents.

Kev

Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:03 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise on printing with non genuine Mimaki inks?

Replies: 9

Views: 5106

Well Coloursolve seems to be a third party ink that Mimaki dealers are offering not just for Mimakis but Roland & Mutoh machines also

http://www.applied-image.com/

Kev

Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: plastic nuts required to fit swing signs

Replies: 2

Views: 579

Derek
you could try Moss Plastics, bit of a long shot but worse ways might be able to point you in the right direction
http://www.mossplastics.com/mss/mss-wp. ... me=startuk

Kev

Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business Insurance

Replies: 5

Views: 854

Hi been with them for the past 2 years with no problems but again no claims. Seem prompt in correspondence when changing details etc. Warren do you actually have a cert of liability or is it just a letter, when i asked they said they only do them for Employee Liability but could do a letter stating ...

Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab half cut and Roland versaworks

Replies: 27

Views: 12469

Glen
it allows you to die cut each label/graphic leaving little tabs so they stay put whilst cutting.

Kev

Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:28 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab half cut and Roland versaworks

Replies: 27

Views: 12469

Andy
extra box's show up in the cut page

Kev

Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab half cut and Roland versaworks

Replies: 27

Views: 12469

Hi Andy
line needs to be called PerfCutContour exactly has it is there, believe you can use any colour just convert it to a spot colour. What software are you using besides Versaworks

Kev

Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:00 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign mounting for attachment to cone

Replies: 26

Views: 9202

Rich
why not use a 4'' & 2'' pipe wall clips from local plumbers merchants

Kev

Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Rolands new VS-640 printer

Replies: 9

Views: 1744

Rolands new VS-640 printer

Well this new Roland printer looks very nice. Brett if you read this i thought Roland wasn't going to bring out a 64'' cut machine. Looks to be all of their new machines rolled in to one.

http://www.rolanddga.com/products/printcut/versaVs/

Kev

Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:41 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Seal 62 Laminator -For Sale-

Replies: 8

Views: 1745

Justin
where are you based?

Kev

Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec FC/5100

Replies: 4

Views: 2683

Peter
he has spoken to Graphtec who i believe are Flexi agents, i'm sure it is subject to what version of Flexi 8 you are using. If i remember correctly it has to be 8.5 upwards to work with Vista otherwise production manager won't work which is why you get the App 2 error. Hope this helps

Kev

Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:30 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Roll running off track on my Summa

Replies: 29

Views: 13982

Warren i have 2 Summa's a 610 & 1220, had the same problems Art Systems all but built the 1220 for the same reasons you have again about 2 years old. It still throws the occasional problem but i now put it down to the vinyl, rushed loading or not enough clearance back or front of the machine bec...

Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:56 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can you help to improve this Jpeg please?

Replies: 18

Views: 7398

Karl
here's a eps file from Terry's drawing hope it helps might need tidying

Kev

Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to fit these signs

Replies: 36

Views: 4369

Matt as you stated you have been in the industry x amount of years, if you was asking a question it would show. Even if it was in a field you wasn't familiar with you would have some kind of clue. Being a newbie is not a newbie to the site but the industry like most on these boards i'm self taught &...

Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:43 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Uniform Grenadier : Where to get contour blades ?

Replies: 5

Views: 2764

Adrian
they are just standard Roland blades or use Edward Mathias for orginal & smart knives link attached.

http://www.blades.uk.com/

Kev

Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:05 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Distance around objects (perimeter)?

Replies: 4

Views: 3323

Hi
if you go Edit - Statistics it will give you cut length of perimeter, area, size, text, shape etc which i believe is what you are after you can also export the info for printing out etc

Kev

Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Light Box recognision please

Replies: 11

Views: 1501

Novatrim Slim gets my vote


http://www.nova-aluminium.com/index.php?id=6

Kev

Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:04 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Versacamm Firmware update

Replies: 3

Views: 1894

Just a word of caution re firmware updates if you are running third party inks. Occasionally Roland or whoever will put out an update with Head frequency changes etc this can sometimes have an adverse effect on how well your inks will work. Always try to have a back up earlier version of the firmwar...

Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:05 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W. Beard: work assortment

Replies: 34

Views: 23604

Warren
top notch mate

Kev

Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This is sickening!

Replies: 5

Views: 1706

Well Yahoo got back to me today & although they won't say what action has been taken they say that something as been done re the account.

Kev

Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wrought Iron Window Grill

Replies: 19

Views: 3693

Hi
as Peter stated components are purchased & welded together, i attached a link to give you some new ideas

http://www.fhbrundle.com/iron.htm

Kev

Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This is sickening!

Replies: 5

Views: 1706

Steve
good to see you got a response i sent a link to Yahoo not heard nothing yet though

Kev

Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:03 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Mounting Built Up lettering

Replies: 8

Views: 2966

Warren
does depend on the type of stand offs used, screw ons do require a bit more clearance.

Kev

Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ford Connect part wrap

Replies: 33

Views: 11261

Hi Rich
looks good, nice to see the process step by step

Kev

Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:51 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Designing Stickers.... starting point

Replies: 8

Views: 3366

John
you have answered the question yourself, use the design features of PS then create the cut line in Illy

Kev

Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone on the boards have a CSCS Card?

Replies: 15

Views: 1729

i have a gold sign installation card due for renewal next year, same process just a simple H&S test but was granted on grand father rights. Does help if you produce it on the larger sites can help jobs go a lot easier by keeping the jobs worths away.
Kev

Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:29 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: help required setting up my grenadier

Replies: 3

Views: 2136

Craig
don't know. Roland had it on their site at one point

Kev

Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:16 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: help required setting up my grenadier

Replies: 3

Views: 2136

Craig
you need to download InterCon-NetTool which will give you the IP address that the Printer is using then you can assign your computer network card an IP address to be 1 number away. This should get you up & running again

Kev

Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:38 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Glenshane : Logo design help & advice

Replies: 10

Views: 4497

Nick
tidy up the arrow end om the capital G, maybe try it with the word COACHES central so it is closer to the G and enclosed in the road. Hope that makes sense

Kev

Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good tutorial DVD for Flexisign?

Replies: 14

Views: 9488

Flexisign as excellent help files covering every operation that it can do just press F1 when Flexi is open or go to Help

Kev

Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your workplace?? and versacamm sp540i ?

Replies: 8

Views: 1528

A few people have mentioned using propane heaters, i have been using these whilst installing central heating in my new workshop. Well my insurance was due for renewal at christmas & whilst reading the new proposal it mentioned that i was not covered for this type of heating because of my printer...

Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy New year! UKSB - (official thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 2878

Same Happy New year everyone

Kev

Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: business rates

Replies: 6

Views: 880

:oops:

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:23 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-60

Replies: 11

Views: 5073

Lucy
be it Corel or other software you are going to have to learn how to use it & connect it, dedicated sign software doesn't do it for you either.

Kev

Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: business rates

Replies: 6

Views: 880

I agree its going to hit hard come April. Valuation over 2 years ago when times where good. Now they want to bring it in when times are bad. Not heard what the charge rate will be yet, valuation went up by £2500 so now at £10000. Have just sign the petition

Kev

Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Best Material for Labels Eco Sol Max inks

Replies: 8

Views: 2878

Lorraine
sticky paper is normally dearer than cheap vinyl, just use something like Oracal 3164 or 3162

Kev

Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gloss Both Sides Composite

Replies: 4

Views: 589

Chris
providing you only use a compound like Farcela 3G, it doesn't take much. Done it on Red & a small white sign customer didn't notice any difference

Kev

Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gloss Both Sides Composite

Replies: 4

Views: 589

I have never done black, but i have polished with a mop & compound finishing with a bit of autoglym

Kev

Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4833

Which is scalable from 50% down subject to the rateable, so when it increases in the revaluation fewer people will be entitled.

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/ac ... 1073792393

Kev

Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4833

double check the rates and rent the rest of expenses you know. units are cold and damp unless you do something about it so a printer room is favorite. i used to be more open plan but the printer was suffering in the winter now its in its own room and the quality stays constant and little problems h...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4833

just finishing off our unit 1750sqft hoping to put a shop front in after xmas to allow direct access in to the new show room. When i finally finish plaster boarding it :oops: Hopefully best of both worlds.

Kev

Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Eco Sol vs Ultra Max cleaning carts

Replies: 6

Views: 2378

Barry
had it happened once it was communication problem with flexi, running a Roland Soljet now so it was a long time ago

Kev

Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:44 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Eco Sol vs Ultra Max cleaning carts

Replies: 6

Views: 2378

Barry ecosol & Ecosol max/ultra inks are different you may find that the ecosol cleaner is not strong enough to clean the ultra inks. At a push you may find the the ink congels causing more problems for you. When i had my Rocky originally converted Art Systems flushed my machine first before fit...

Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Buying new printer tomorrow... final thoughts please :)

Replies: 20

Views: 5837

Ben
go for the Roland,

Kev

Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Bit Advice Needed

Replies: 13

Views: 1387

Van got blocked in by a car parked behind it when i lived in a cul de sac, phoned the police did't want to know even though the car was just in the middle of he road. Lost me rag jumped in the van put it in reverse & bumped the car out the way just as a police car pulled up. Didn't say a thing t...

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing fades for vehicle graphics

Replies: 12

Views: 2527

Warren
you can do it so the grey fades to the colour of the van, but it is hit & miss to get a match. You could try printing to clear colours are quite strong on the logo so if the van is fairly light in colour you may get away with it.

Kev

Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:43 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: does anyone have any updated news on the mimaki CJV3?

Replies: 30

Views: 10721

I think you will fine Colin is spot on the site is registered in Indonesia

Kev

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not Another Londoner

Replies: 17

Views: 1885

Jonathon
you are not a million miles from me, i'm based in Dagenham just round the A406 from you

Kev

Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not Another Londoner

Replies: 17

Views: 1885

Hi Jonathon
and welcome what part of London are you based in. May help if you tel us a bit about your business or experience

Kev

Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:49 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenaider problem, technician needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 2093

Mo
what connection are you running & what rip

Kev

Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:58 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: RE : software for putting gems on t shirts

Replies: 13

Views: 3821

Chris there is a way to set it to place dots by converting text to curves & then using the artistic media brush. You do have to set up the media brush with the correct size dots. link, last post on the page http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=40040&postdays=0&postorder=asc&hi...

Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:29 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: RAW files opening program

Replies: 3

Views: 1133

Dave
RAW files are normally pic files direct from a digital camera, you don't mean RAR files by chance

Kev

Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Warren

Replies: 0

Views: 371

For Warren

Warren
suggested bracket hope it makes sense

Kev

Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:38 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Attaching a sign tray 100mm from wall

Replies: 25

Views: 9359

Warren
this how i would do it, but can fabricate metal & powder coat myself now i'm working from the new unit. I would suggest you find a local steel worker. Hope this helps

Kev

Slight problem can't post pic here will post in off topic hopefully mod will put both posts together

Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald: Signage Assortment

Replies: 21

Views: 4399

100% true inspiration
we can only strive to achieve such work

Kev

Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My Graphics 20 mtrs up!

Replies: 8

Views: 2073

Am I missing something here? Why could they not just lower the boom to ground level. :roll: Simples! Hi Mike the 1st boom & last where done from a ladder, although the last one has to be done upside. The center section is telescopic & when it is extended whilst horizontal it would indeed to...

Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My Graphics 20 mtrs up!

Replies: 8

Views: 2073

Didn't explain myself has normal, was a total of 28 linear meters. Hardest part was doing the Tel vertically out of the cherry picker a bit windy at the time, unfortunately no one with me to take pictures whilst it was being done.

Kev

Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My Graphics 20 mtrs up!

Replies: 8

Views: 2073

Peter Normington wrote:well go on Kev,
show us what you did...


Pete
that great big excavator at the front of the picture, blue mags on the base unit & all of the black graphics on every boom

Kev

Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My Graphics 20 mtrs up!

Replies: 8

Views: 2073

My Graphics 20 mtrs up!

Hi all did this on my own on Tuesday & removed it today, Oracal 3162 removable. Was to cover up hire company logos as the start of the demolition was being filmed by the BBC & ITV news. Going back in 3 weeks time to cover it again. Top of the machine is 40 meters the 1st boom & second bo...

Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:52 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Roll running off track on my Summa

Replies: 29

Views: 13982

Warren i have had Summa cutters for coming on to 6 years, when mine start to track badly i clean the pinch rollers with meths or IPA. DON'T rub the grit rollers with anything that shreds easily as the teeth will get clogged or try to use a wire brush on them, in fact i don't think i have ever cleane...

Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:12 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: A new HP Latex Printer vs Sepiax water base ink

Replies: 3

Views: 4040

i dont really know andre, but some of the biggest ink companies around the world like sericol, why have we not got water based now? Dave i bet the fact that they have been investing in Solvent technology for so long as something to do with it. I have heard of other ink companies who have produced l...

Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:10 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problems printing onto Etch Vinyl.

Replies: 7

Views: 1694

Dave
you are right brain not in gear today

Kev

Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Problems printing onto Etch Vinyl.

Replies: 7

Views: 1694

Karl
if its blotching then you need to decrease the ink, do you have another profile to try. Etch is a polyester so will not take ink as easy as digital vinyl

Kev

Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Blue back paper supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 1342

Cheers guys
will make some calls tomorrow

Kev

Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:02 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Blue back paper supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 1342

Blue back paper supplier

Hi does anyone have a supplier they can recommend for blue back paper that works well with eco inks. Used the Oracal one but 2/3 months down the line looks so washed out. Its as if the paper as lost its fibers its not because of UV. So if anyone can recommend a paper they have used i would be most g...

Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exterior notice board on legs supplier needed

Replies: 3

Views: 639

Cheers guys

Kev

Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exterior notice board on legs supplier needed

Replies: 3

Views: 639

Exterior notice board on legs supplier needed

As said any one got a supplier for a lockable poster case on legs with a header board for name etc. Same type you see at local authority buildings & schools etc

Kev

Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:31 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice on fitting a 28m x 1.2m dibond sign to steel cladding

Replies: 12

Views: 4145

John hoarding board is ally both sides but only one side as a finish, beware if you are not covering it. The colour is a very dirty white. Re warping composite has a very low expansion rate so edge to edge should not be a problem if it does expand a little the cladding should allow it to move a smal...

Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Composite board supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 966

Stephen
do it in 8x4 sheets the difference is 1 board you are not gaining anything by using 3000 x 1500 sheets because you need 1600 high you can then flood your sheets with no join in the vinyl. Unless you where thinking of using the sheets landscape & using a 100mm strip at the top.

Kev

Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Channel to Dibond sheet

Replies: 8

Views: 3440

Hi
the problem with counter sunk rivets & Dibond or any ally composite is that there is very little surface contact left which can cause the rivets to pull through. You may find it best to use an adhesive/tape as well as the rivets.

Kev

Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking opinions or advice on this vehicle design.

Replies: 22

Views: 8218

Hi centre the list under the text of the logo & you should miss going on to the wheel arch plus everything will look more centralized, you may have to shrink it slightly. Also keep the above the swage line on the front doors & in line with the base of the list so that reading it follows thro...

Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:58 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking opinions or advice on this vehicle design.

Replies: 22

Views: 8218

Hi
as Peter said, plus taking text across that wheel arch would not look right once applied

Kev

Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign and Digital NEC 2010

Replies: 66

Views: 4937

well i decided to skip 2010 sadly, might be a day trip tho. me too Dave, i have to attend mass on the first day, then confession and then i doubt ill get out for a few weeks by the penance they will hand down to me. :-? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :P Rob from what i hear if you did penance you would be lo...

Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New Roland XC540MT Printer

Replies: 24

Views: 6352

Dave
the option you have with the metallic because it is so opaque you could lay that down first then the white expensive way to do it but it would probably work.

Kev

Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New Roland XC540MT Printer

Replies: 24

Views: 6352

Pete
3 times more than the standard ink is going to make one very expensive cartridge. However you could be right i spent more time working out how it worked. I'll check with Bret but he is on Holiday at the moment.

Kev

Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New Roland XC540MT Printer

Replies: 24

Views: 6352

Chris i think Bret said the Metallic is around about 30% more per cart but it is so opaque that the profile tells it to only lay down 40% so is going to cost no more per square meter than normal, CMYK carts are standard white i think is on par with the metallic I personally think it works better as ...

Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign and Digital NEC 2010

Replies: 66

Views: 4937

Re: Sign and Digital NEC 2010

Cheryl Smith wrote:HEY just found out im gunna be free for next years sign and digital at the NEC....looking forward to seeing you there cos I missed out this year.
yay yay yay :D
13th to the 15th of April


I think i best say nothing :oops:

Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:38 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New Roland XC540MT Printer

Replies: 24

Views: 6352

Jason
if they have upgraded the new xc white printers with the recycling pumps should be simple to upgrade. Is your a new printer? i know in another thread you where awaiting finance etc.

Kev

Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:33 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Reflective for a wide load escort vehicle

Replies: 4

Views: 1046

Kenny have a word with William Smith they are right up on all of the regs & supply pre-cut kits, but answer to your question is Reflective red with Dayglo yellow background. Wide load vehicles are governed under chapter 8 & require markings for when doors etc are opened so does require a lot...

Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:37 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: colour profile for grenadier

Replies: 11

Views: 5068

Craig
RIP & material you are trying to print would get you more replies

Kev

Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8478

Harry
its was good to meet you & the others too. There is a couple of postings re Ireland

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... 832#342832

Kev

Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:16 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: New Roland XC540MT Printer

Replies: 24

Views: 6352

New Roland XC540MT Printer

Hi all after seeing the new Roland printer at Sign Ireland & quizzing Bret about the technical changes the printer as undergone i thought i would share and give my opinion. The printer is a reworked XC540 that is capable of running CMYK plus base white and base metallic. I am glad to say that on...

Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8478

Lynn wrote:O.K. note left

Lynn

Come on Lin it was more than one note he looked like a magician every time he put is hand in his pocket

Kev

Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Big Thank You to Roland

Replies: 37

Views: 3581

Well i would just like to second Johns (good to meet you again) thanks to Roland especially Bret who made everyone feel as if they are part of the Roland Team. Joe, Chris great to meet you, sorry i didn't get to say goodbye before you went hope you enjoyed the the Dublin night life, you made my quie...

Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 51838

Colin i put 3mtr x 1.5mtr sheets regularly which is why i made a new stand i had the bubbles through the middle before i made the stand, before i could ruin sheet after sheet. The stands where crap however there are 30 people out there with heavy duty stands made by Heritage Steel you will know if y...

Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: erecting metal lecterns

Replies: 1

Views: 393

Mike
the problem is vandals, once they start it moving they will have it out of the ground. Just use a couple of bags of post mix will do the job fine

Kev

Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 51838

Ok the stand is a major cause of the problems with bubbles through the middle, when used in conjunction with the center roller the MDF gives way because the stand does not support it. Tensioning of the center roller is also another reason for these problems to much tension causes as many problems as...

Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:25 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Replies: 7

Views: 1840

Lee
i imported a one by mistake yesterday, i'll double check & let you know

Kev

Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Interesting site

Replies: 8

Views: 1005

Ian shot over there today, it was a very old established company & some of the equipment is original from when they started. Someone has been through the place & taken the cream, thats not to say that the kit is not usable but its not top notch kit. No software with any of the machines which...

Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "Good" Supplier of Ali Composite Board?

Replies: 15

Views: 1666

Kev you wouldn't be in the London or South East Area by any chance ? ? Seems sheet material delivery is a bit of a post code lottery ! I have had good service from my supplier in the past. The same drivers deliver to me regularly and I am satisfied that they are doing their best to be careful with ...

Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Old sign , new materials

Replies: 2

Views: 1081

Hi Harry,
colour sanding is using 1200 grit wet & dry to get a flat even surface on the fresh gloss paint then using a G3 compound to mop up the paint to a high gloss again. This if done right gives a nice gloss with lots of depth

Kev

Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise with ftting halo lighting please?

Replies: 3

Views: 472

Brian
give Paul a call at Fabricut details on the home page. He can supply the entire sign ready for fitting to the wall. Rates are reasonable to. Worth investigating before you walk away from it.

Kev

Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Interesting site

Replies: 8

Views: 1005

Hi all
hopefully shooting down to have a look on Monday only just across the Thames from me about 30 minutes. Need to found some bits for the new workshop my excuse anyway.

Kev

Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Instant Art Signs CD

Replies: 2

Views: 1124

Jason
don't have the latest version either, but some signs have changed through out time i always double check on the net first.

Kev

Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Old sign , new materials

Replies: 2

Views: 1081

Old sign , new materials

Hi all as said Old sign, new materials. Customer wanted the original look but with new maintenance free materials. Sign frame is a powder coated finish, panels are ali comp that as been rubbed down painted with Cellulose, then colour sanded & mopped back to a shine. The depth of gloss is not don...

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "Good" Supplier of Ali Composite Board?

Replies: 15

Views: 1666

We get deliveries on their own vehicles but seem to be on the end of the route and seem to get majority of our composite sheets in a damaged state.

Kev

Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "Good" Supplier of Ali Composite Board?

Replies: 15

Views: 1666

Hi
we use Europoint & have loads of problems with damages even when they use corner protectors & card.

Kev

Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Fascia completed over the weekend

Replies: 1

Views: 894

Fascia completed over the weekend

Hi long time in the making, started making this sign nearly 2 years ago customer ran into financial problems so it got shelved. Finally got the go ahead last week, The sign comprises of composite trays with 100mm returns, the ovals are brushed composite. The smaller ovals are on stand offs. The larg...

Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:05 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Vp540i vs XC540

Replies: 5

Views: 1489

Shaun with all printers speed leads to poorer quality. However quality of profiles can help improve this. The VP & XC should print identical at the same head speed & pass rate they both run DX4 heads with the XC runing 6 against the VP running 4. the XC speeds up it will eventually get to a ...

Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:19 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Contour Print Cut problem

Replies: 3

Views: 1106

Hi
chane the EPS margin in Versaworks to .3 see if that cures the problem

Kev

Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8478

seedy night clubs Kev How very dare you! No such thing in Holy Ireland! :D :D Harry No disrespect to Ireland was just trying to politely phrase about Rob's choice of clubs, not that i am complaining :oops: What are the taxi's like late at nite, only Rob seems to struggle booking them. Looking forwa...

Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8478

Rob
who's going to try & drag us off to the seedy night clubs if you aren't there

Kev

Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 8478

Peter
i am should be good laugh if the same crowd are going

Kev

Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:14 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: JSM PF1501 NET Embroidery machine-anyone familiar?

Replies: 8

Views: 6369

Emma the Joy 1501 is a Chinese copy of a Tajima machine, Joys pulled out of Ebay because they had such bad feedback because poor service when things went wrong. I looked at buying 2 of them, saw them at a show & they looked good machines spoke to three separate people who had purchased them &...

Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Tamper Proof Vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 700

John
in my software it seems to be Barcode 39 & Barcode 39 extended. Barcodes normally represent text or numbers. If you know what it should represent let me know & i'll try to creat it for you.

Kev

Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: where can i buy a SC 500 encoder strip?

Replies: 3

Views: 1338

Hi
go to either Roland details on the web
or Digiprint Supplies may have one but they are in Belgium & they do have a minimum order value

http://www.digiprint-supplies.com/

Kev

Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone recommend a source for cutting blades?

Replies: 3

Views: 462

You could try Harry at Edward Mathias, not got a online shop but sell blades & smart knives, just takes a phone call

http://www.blades.uk.com/

Kev

Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: DC4sx (possibly) Wanted

Replies: 11

Views: 2070

Chris
give Edward Mathias a call he should be able to arrange it for you he is a agent for Artsystems

Kev

Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:31 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: does anyone know a quick way to apply numbers to labels?

Replies: 22

Views: 5421

George
what width printer are you using, i'll do it in flexi & send it to you just PM details & email

Kev

Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday ROBERT LAMBIE

Replies: 45

Views: 3200

Happy Birthday Rob (drink1)

Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:27 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed on cutter for new business please

Replies: 34

Views: 15405

Emma Graphtec FC4100 comes in various sizes, if it is the 54'' model then it will only be compatible with media up to 54''. The Mutoh is a up to 64'' printer so providing you don't mind restricting your print & cut to 54'' its not a problem. Standard prints can still use 64'' media. The laminato...

Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland Soljet Pro II V Printing Problem

Replies: 1

Views: 858

Hi
sounds like it is more of a profile issue, you might get a greater response if you introduce yourself in the relevant section

Kev

Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be used on motox bike decals?

Replies: 16

Views: 3123

i have used the Hexis version on wheelie bins that got sent in to the Olympics site & they are fussy b*rstards. Not had any complaints as of yet, they are made HDP which i believe is similar to the Moto X panels.

Kev

Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed on cutter for new business please

Replies: 34

Views: 15405

"One thing though is Kev's advice that a new cutter would be needed when we eventually purchase a printer...forgive me for being daft, but why is that?" Emma the reason i said that is that most standalone printers are 1370mm wide and up although there are some smaller machines they are fe...

Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Today Part wrap

Replies: 11

Views: 2537

Excellent job Warren the only bit i'm not to keen on is the contoured text on the front door would have looked better in just black ( presuming it is contact details)

Kev

Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:03 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed on cutter for new business please

Replies: 34

Views: 15405

Emma consider that you are thinking of a printer in the future, this normally dictates a new cutter when you go this route so a wider cutter now could end up being a waste. I have my original 610 cutter, i then purchased a 1220 cutter as part of a bundle with my first printer and i now have a 1370 p...

Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Table Saw for Cutting Perspex

Replies: 16

Views: 3462

Peter i use one occasionally for acrylic & composite, goes through blades but does a reasonable job. Its small & light enough to operate one handed whilst holding a straight edge, ideal for onsite alterations. Also being light saves clamping smaller work up etc. However something they don't ...

Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Table Saw for Cutting Perspex

Replies: 16

Views: 3462

Dan
you could try something like the exakt saw, ideal for acrylic etc

http://www.exaktsaw.org.uk/


Kev

Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Charity Logo search....

Replies: 1

Views: 453

Roger
you could try Vectorwise details in the toolbar, but i would think that they have the logo in vector somewhere if that is an embroidered badge that you have posted.

Kev

Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Beard/Mint

Replies: 49

Views: 12516

Warren superb design,
Kev

Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:30 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed on cutter for new business please

Replies: 34

Views: 15405

Hi Emma stick with the Graphtecs or similar brand machine, stay away from your other 2 choices cheap chinese imports. As to 610 cutters or larger it is personal choice, 610 will do 90% or more of the day to day work. Again seperate cutter & printer is a personal choice and down to your own work ...

Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: fixing alu-fame to stone mill

Replies: 3

Views: 528

What Mike said, but is the panel acrylic or composite. if acrylic consider fitting hanging strip & lower strip to stop wind blowing the panel out. With composite you can just make it a tighter fit as it doesn't expand as much. You can also get a larger face trim frame which is ideal for larger a...

Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thinking of buying an industrial sewing machine

Replies: 12

Views: 1136

Simon
Link as requested

http://www.sail-making.com/sailMakingCat.asp

You can choose which catalogue subject where you are in the world

Kev

Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Would a AC'd Room help with material curling on a UVprinter?

Replies: 5

Views: 493

Hi
i think you have pretty much answered the question for yourself, however do you store the media in the same room

Kev

Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Applying vinyl to painted site hoarding

Replies: 6

Views: 705

Peter you could try a matt vinyl because it does not reflect light as much as gloss, as a tendency to look better. Fitting straight to gloss paint ensure paint is thoroughly dry then go for it, as long as the vinyl bonds enough to pull app tape off just go back & work over any bits of crap etc. ...

Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thinking of buying an industrial sewing machine

Replies: 12

Views: 1136

have you considered the leister banner welder or the cyclone tape hemmer simon? to be honest i think the tape hems "look" better than the stitched. Rob tape hems do look good on banners but if you roll the banner i have found that the tape puckers and you loose that nice smooth look. Stit...

Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thinking of buying an industrial sewing machine

Replies: 12

Views: 1136

Tim
did you buy a walking foot machine, this aids the top & bottom to move together. thanks for the supplier info

Kev

Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thinking of buying an industrial sewing machine

Replies: 12

Views: 1136

Tim
it is normally ok to put link or contact details, providing it don't link to Ebay, other sign sites etc. i would be very interested

Kev

Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:20 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: can someone help with me with networking please?

Replies: 17

Views: 5068

Hi some network cards will not change their own IP addresses so you need to set both to something similar. If you are on a cable internet connection then you would set to dynamic "i.e finds an address each time it connects" if it is ASDL then it is normally a specified IP and the new compu...

Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i buy banner material please?

Replies: 14

Views: 1582

btw got a letter from europoint today, apologising for the recent bad service, I thought it was a bit late.... Peter Have to agree Peter, we've used them for many years now and have never had a problem (honest) until the recent "change". Hopefully it'll settle down and the usual service w...

Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: what point do you change heads

Replies: 7

Views: 1763

Chris normally it would be when print quality deteriorates to an unacceptable level. Extreme heat is as bad as extreme cold for these printers. Do you have very hot days but cold nights. The reason i ask is that the ink viscosity changes with temperature and when it gets warm then cools, solvent eva...

Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: new versaworks upgrade

Replies: 4

Views: 1183

and if you have a Soljet 2 it now gets RIPC profiles :dance1: it downloads ripc profiles but seem to be for sublimation will need to check it out further

Kev

Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Conversion of Epson 7600

Replies: 5

Views: 2087

If you could find: capping station manifolds dampers Suitable for solvent ink that fit the 7600, tube as Dave said, heat source for under the platen then in theory you have converted it to a solvent machine. However with no profiles etc print results would be unpredictable to say the least Kev

Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone help please my printer is going slow

Replies: 21

Views: 2908

Warren
it could be a profile or setting problem, you can set printers to pause to allow ink to dry say on photo paper etc maybe you have just knocked a setting on. Also are you printing at a very resolution because that can cause the printer to pause again to allow ink to dry etc

Kev

Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 206 Dash Warning Light

Replies: 83

Views: 5792

just print a mile face & stick it over it

Kev

Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:24 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: suppliers of pre powder aluminium angle iron.

Replies: 3

Views: 1437

Andrew
if you can't find anyone local, i work closely with a steel & powder coating company. However sending it upto you may be a pain. Have you tried contacting a local Powder coaters to see if they can supply it. If you get stuck PM me

Kev

Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 206 Dash Warning Light

Replies: 83

Views: 5792

Phil (devils advocate bit) main dealers are in the same boat as us, they invest in selling a make of car & the tools that go with it. Then comes along Joe Bloggs who says i'll half that i don't have the overheads they do etc, i can buy a code reader etc at Halfords and charge people half the pri...

Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone advise me with making large signboards?

Replies: 15

Views: 1736

Hi all was speaking with Darren the Europoint rep today basically it seems the problem as been that when the systems where swapped no sales history was transferred so the new system didn't order stock as it believed the product was not selling. Not an acceptable excuse i know but at least there is a...

Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 206 Dash Warning Light

Replies: 83

Views: 5792

Phil
most smaller garages have code readers now & charge about 50% less might be worth a phone around

Kev

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:33 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: White LED supplier needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1487

Mike
speak with Paul at Fabricut not used LED from him but had other stuff & prices have been good. have seen his LED work & it is very good.

Kev

Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:39 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Megenta smearing marks

Replies: 4

Views: 2629

You could try cleaning the encoder strip and checking that no debris is on the head base.

Kev

Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:30 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Really Need Help Please

Replies: 3

Views: 1185

Hi can you see the marching ants (will only show up when print & cut or cut is selected) when you put the file in VW, have you checked that it is set to Print, Print & cut or cut. If you can not see the red marching ants around the picture then it is not recognizing the cut line if this is t...

Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need help designing the new work area

Replies: 12

Views: 2221

Hi
watching & reading with interest, signing papers on a unit tomorrow. Size is slightly bigger @ 15mtrs x 7.5mtrs plus some mezz floors going in. Have a basic idea of layout but still working on it will post when i have it all draw up.

Kev

Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Colorific Mix-Match for JV3

Replies: 1

Views: 755

Dave
not using that ink, running Nazdar ink in mine & have got to say that it seems all of these inks have taken a giant leap forward of late. I actually had blocked nozzles on a couple of my heads from previous ink now they are all running clear.

Kev

Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:38 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Ricoh GX700 Subli set up, anyone using?

Replies: 38

Views: 16046

John
i may still have the 2 sample mugs i will have to check when i get home tonight

Kev

Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:05 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Ricoh GX700 Subli set up, anyone using?

Replies: 38

Views: 16046

Hi i looked at the Ricoh at SignUK and had the same file printed on the Ricoh & a epson 6 colour both supplied the image from the same computer and what a difference. The Epson won hands down on colour and clarity of image. Try & get to see a side by side comparison and you will be amazed at...

Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier for Shop Awnings

Replies: 3

Views: 573

Supplier for Shop Awnings

Evening all
anyone got contacts for trade supplier of shop awnings. Thanks in advance

Kev

Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just won my second copyright case

Replies: 51

Views: 7527

Peter,
excellent info, i use Money Claim Online for bad debts i have put 2 cases through now & won both & got the money i'm owed plus interest & costs all for 10 minutes work.

Kev

Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:37 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How do I work out 'Candelas'

Replies: 4

Views: 1950

Ian
give them the size of the sign and break it down into illuminated & non-illuminated. That way it should not be rejected on too large an illuminated area.

Kev

Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:06 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How do I work out 'Candelas'

Replies: 4

Views: 1950

Ian to my understanding the 820 per m2 will stay the same. its just that you will have less square meterage of it showing. The areas that are lit will still be 820 over the given distance of a square meter. However it does sound like that the supplier may have plucked the number from thin air as its...

Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A few seconds and everything could change!

Replies: 26

Views: 1743

Phil
glad everyone is ok, like Martin my 17 year old as just passed her test & i am dreading when she starts driving out on her own

Kev

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: BTR International Trays

Replies: 16

Views: 3933

Good job Pete, its not the Hiviz & Hats missing but the lack of harness which are compulsory in all cherry pickers. Is that you in the picker or a couple of fitters, truck should be coned off as well

Kev

Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:24 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks colour charts

Replies: 5

Views: 2047

Martin don't know how to print palettes in Corel, in VW set the default profile etc you want in folder A also if you want it smaller change the percentage value. Go to media menu & select the colour selector chart. Make sure you go back into A and change the size back to 100% before you do any o...

Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:13 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks colour charts

Replies: 5

Views: 2047

Hi load the Roland colour chart into Corel or Illy. Print the palette from the program although you can print it from versaworks but direct from the software will take into account how the software is set up. You can then choose your colour from the wall chart, apply it from the palette. Versaworks ...

Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:54 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Another new ink for Grenadier printers

Replies: 31

Views: 15114

George.
why do you find that you have to keep changing the manifold?

Kev

Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More red tape designed to bring us down.

Replies: 27

Views: 1890

Dear Margorie I had a regular spending customer called in on Friday. He had lost one of his red/white trade plates and had asked me to make him a temporary replacement until he was able to get a genuine replacement made up. I am not a registered number plate maker but he was asking me to help him o...

Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More red tape designed to bring us down.

Replies: 27

Views: 1890

Peter again it would be fine providing they could do that job correctly but the logistics of them doing them is just setting them up to fail. How are they going to distribute them, What is going to be the order lead time How are they going to check you are entitled to the plates, cloning is still do...

Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More red tape designed to bring us down.

Replies: 27

Views: 1890

It does not need the DVLA to issue plates, it needs the DVLA to enforce the regulations that it put in place to stop car crime. I can go to any of my local markets & buy a set of plates with no id made as you like. This is still happening even after every registered supplier was warned that they...

Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Searching for long Polypropylene Tags

Replies: 7

Views: 592

Dave
have a ring around injection mould companies you may find they have a mould sitting on the shelf similar enough to be able to be used. Other than that you may be able to stamp them out of flat sheet subject to having the dies made.

Kev

Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wedding Pictures

Replies: 21

Views: 1642

Congratulations to both of you

Kev

Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White vinyl urgently wanted

Replies: 2

Views: 620

Hi
you could try
The Signmakers Warehouse in Southend don't knopw if they stock Mactac
0845 607 6195
or Amari in Basildon may have stock

Kev

Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Painted Chalkboards

Replies: 11

Views: 1912

Hi Terry
looking good mate, how did you get on with the other board did it look alright on the day

Kev

Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:33 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what are your views on a media catch basket?

Replies: 15

Views: 4438

Hi i have 2 Summa's, a D120 which has one & doesn't get used because i find subject to the vinyl being used it causes major problems. If the vinyl doesn't fold has it goes in then it can interfere with the tracking or cause the knife to strike the vinyl etc. I also was actually going to build on...

Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:31 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How would you guys do this?.

Replies: 11

Views: 3554

Rod lay up a couple layers of app tape. apply to the panel get a compass let the point follow the rubber & the pencil draw the shape at the distance you require. Remove the app tape & divide in to sizes that fit your scanner, ensure you have alignment marks to put it together on the screen. ...

Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 1st & Last time

Replies: 5

Views: 1381

Martin fitting was a pain wet slimy & sticky, printing was ok but it totaled 18 square meters of print which if i printed to vinyl would have earned a better revenue than printing to blue back. I know this will cause a few comments but i charged what seems to be the going rate and i only took th...

Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 1st & Last time

Replies: 5

Views: 1381

Sorry should have said design is their own, it is actually a pasted billboard not vinyl and hopefully i will never have to do one again although they are on about changing it every 3 to 6 months. They do however feed me sign work from enquires they get through their shop so i may have to rethink. Kev

Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:50 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Grenadier Ink Previously Sold by B&P??

Replies: 6

Views: 1914

I thought that B&P where still running in one way or another, website is still up & running. Didn't some of the partners reform it or something, have you tried giving them a call

Kev

Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 1st & Last time

Replies: 5

Views: 1381

1st & Last time

Hi
thought i would share, printed a dew weeks ago & fitted this morning, but don't really want to do another

Kev

Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lemans 24 Hours

Replies: 9

Views: 622

Not going myself but supplied some graphics to Grange Motors, Aston Martin but believe they where for their campers rather than the cars.

Kev

Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can I source different thickness grades of Vinyl?

Replies: 17

Views: 1612

Aaron
i think what you want is mylar, i have laser cut it to make tattooo stencils for someone who airbrushed them (temporary tattoos) etc. However i cut it by Laser but i believe you can cut it with a cutter as well. got mine from Handover & Sons

Kev

Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: print room & finishing room advice needed please

Replies: 7

Views: 1198

Jason
looks good but have you got enough room to feed boards into the Ezy taper or do you not use it for mounting

Kev

Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:11 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: New font issue - Signlab 7.1

Replies: 6

Views: 3885

Hi it seems as if the font is not that good. i got them to work by converting to outlines, un-compounding remove 1 set of shapes then re-compound. The letter will then show up as a solid letter instead of wire frame. It seems every letter or number with a center is like the above. Hope this helps. Kev

Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:15 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: HELP - I hate PC's

Replies: 9

Views: 2409

Jason
can't actually help but if you punch them codes in to google hundreds of replies about what you are saying might just help you

Kev

Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting/splitting rolls of vinyl in two?

Replies: 15

Views: 1498

HI Owen Maybe I'm missing something, if so apologies.. to cut 10 meters of 54" vinyl into 2 x 28" or 1 x 30" and 1 x 24" would only take 2 mins with a stanley knife and a 1 or 2 meter straight edge. Ian :lol1: The main problem with digital vinyl is keeping it clean, which is why...

Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:54 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: computer freeze

Replies: 12

Views: 3304

Terry
time to invest in a new one, if you get stuck i probably got one here i can boot up for you to borrow,

Kev

Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: best invisible fixing for 5mm foamex interior signs?

Replies: 13

Views: 5657

Myles
problem with the poppets you won't get a flush fit to the wall so if people are constantly walking past it they may end up catching it and un-popping it. Really depends on the location as to if they will work. Could also allow the board to distort due to not being flat against the wall

Kev

Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: best invisible fixing for 5mm foamex interior signs?

Replies: 13

Views: 5657

Myles you can bond them with something like Sticks like Sh*t which will damage the wall finish when removed or face fix and either bond screw caps in place or use the snap shut screw caps. Bonding will only be as good as the paint bond though, so screwing sounds the better idea unless you want to ma...

Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:07 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Florists Shopfront Sign - help with design please?

Replies: 30

Views: 9876

Hi
Hugh as it spot on, wasn't being abrupt earlier just didn't have time to put something up and was dead against that font.

Kev

Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:33 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Third Party Inks??????

Replies: 5

Views: 1826

I have also swapped to Nazdar in my Roland and have been well pleased with the results. Look up Lyson wide format inks, give them a call & they will tell you the local supplier.

Kev

Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:05 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Florists Shopfront Sign - help with design please?

Replies: 30

Views: 9876

most urgent 1st point don't use that font

Kev

Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lighting regulations & guidelines...help if you have a c

Replies: 8

Views: 666

Hi Dave
depending on the distance between light units i would consider alternating the center row. This can give a more even glow

Kev

Fri May 29, 2009 1:49 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier keeps pausing to head clean.

Replies: 3

Views: 2167

Hi
you can adjust the cleaning sequence in the service menu.

Kevin

Fri May 29, 2009 11:31 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks wont work help!

Replies: 3

Views: 1104

Niel
there was a problem if you updated from too earlier a version which then caused the problem you state. Have you tried installing & then not updating if this works you may need to get a new version of VW from Roland. have you put a call in to Roland

Wed May 27, 2009 12:16 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone advise with a JV3 banding issue?

Replies: 9

Views: 3566

Hi
where new dampers fitted at the same time and have you tried another media

Kev

Tue May 26, 2009 11:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vehicle Graphics in the same direction

Replies: 8

Views: 995

If i understand you right, it can not be done
one side will start at the front wing, second side will start at the rear wing. You can control some graphics but text reads left to right end of
My apologies if i have misunderstood

Kev

Tue May 26, 2009 11:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: t-shirt printing on a versacamm

Replies: 15

Views: 2156

John
do you use a Teflon sheet when pressing, i find this helps with stopping the scorching

Kev

Tue May 26, 2009 10:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: t-shirt printing on a versacamm

Replies: 15

Views: 2156

Chris
they will send samples of all the papers, in fact they where very generous with what they sent

Kev

Tue May 26, 2009 10:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: t-shirt printing on a versacamm

Replies: 15

Views: 2156

Hi all
just about to try the EZ Trans materials, they do several items incloding the equivalent of the wow paper
http://www.eztrans.co.uk/distribuotrs.html

Kev

Mon May 25, 2009 10:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Van design completed

Replies: 29

Views: 8328

Nic
you looked at closer than i did, but can see it now

Kev

Mon May 25, 2009 10:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Van design completed

Replies: 29

Views: 8328

Ibrar starting your thread in that tone won't win you any better responses this time around either, every person is entitled to their own opinion and some chose to give that last time. Let it go & get on with enjoying the site. Slight critic on the van, phone numbers on edge of rear window &...

Mon May 25, 2009 9:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Whos watching you?

Replies: 8

Views: 915

CCTV doesn't deter a hooded thug sticking a knife in you where as a copper on the ground may, if all thugs thought rationally then they would not be out robbing in the first place. Plus how many times do we hear after a crime cameras not working, not pointing the right way or image not clear enough....

Thu May 21, 2009 3:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: alupanel pyrabond whats the difference

Replies: 2

Views: 475

Derek
if its hoarding panel it should be a fraction of the price of the good stuff, normally has thinner ali skin etc

Kev

Wed May 20, 2009 12:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Thicker than normal vinyl?

Replies: 5

Views: 775

Chaz
most vinyl stockist will stock a sandblast film, but they are thick & are better suited to a Tangential Plotter.

Kev

Wed May 20, 2009 11:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: State Of Emergency in South East Queensland :(

Replies: 20

Views: 2134

Shane
hope it doesn't get too bad for you over there, should of stayed in the UK recon we are in for a heat wave :D

Kev

Wed May 20, 2009 11:18 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Flexi software for sale

Replies: 5

Views: 986

Tue May 19, 2009 11:16 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Low Ink/Ink end warnings absent?

Replies: 13

Views: 3096

Barry
as far as i can remember on the 38 it just relies on the plastic tab that protrudes out of the cart side. These can get stuck or the part it activates can seize or break off. I run my 38 for nearly 3 years only problem in that time was a new capping station.

Kev

Mon May 18, 2009 10:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frame for banners?

Replies: 10

Views: 1216

Chris
you have got it right, they say you require 100mm on each edge to allow fitting

Kev

Mon May 18, 2009 10:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frame for banners?

Replies: 10

Views: 1216

Its like Spirit Display but taken a step further, Spirit Display is just a simple trim to mount to a flat surface but uses the same fastening system

http://www.spirit-displays.co.uk/uk_about.html


Kev

Mon May 18, 2009 9:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: roland versacamm,mimaki cjv or uniform cadet

Replies: 4

Views: 1887

Martin don't just judge these machines on the machines remember RIP software that runs these machines is a major point as well. I run a Roland P&C sc545 with Versaworks. I design in Flexi & export files direct to VW. When i looked at going the Mimaki route, this was no longer going to be as ...

Mon May 18, 2009 6:14 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: JV3 - 160S Print Heads

Replies: 4

Views: 2635

Dave
i had an email from digiprint explaining the site had been attacked etc by a virus etc doing the rounds at the moment. They have stated all should be find by this evening.

Kev

Sun May 17, 2009 5:36 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Splash/Thick Lines?

Replies: 11

Views: 1681

Joseph
try turning down the vacuum a bit sometimes to much vac can cause the media to lift up as it feeds. I print on a media that unless i unroll it manually it will ruck up as it feeds.

Kev

Sun May 17, 2009 1:42 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Splash/Thick Lines?

Replies: 11

Views: 1681

Joseph
you could try slowing the head scan speed, sometimes the head carriage will suck the material up as it passes too fast. Does this material have frayed fibers at the edge etc

Kev

Sun May 17, 2009 12:40 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Stainless steel built ups with led's

Replies: 21

Views: 8059

Hi
prices may be good when quoted but what about when Customs delay it & whack their percentage for import duty on or even that they get damaged during customs search etc. Bear in mind the country these are coming from officials are going to be taking a interest in them from time to time.

Kev

Wed May 13, 2009 9:48 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Roland EcoSol MAX vs Mutoh Eco ULTRA inks?

Replies: 30

Views: 7187

Well i have swapped to Lyson Nazdar bulk carts & i have been really impressed with the results so far. A few colour issues yellow is very golden so can change certain colours. Hopefully that will be solved once i get my head around profiling.

Kev

Tue May 12, 2009 1:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need to vent

Replies: 27

Views: 2153

Cameron can i just say that i am glad you visit the boards, out of everyone i have spoke to no one offered an alternative product. There is now no stock of any 3164 which is what Bristol told me this morning & they can't guarantee the delivery date of when they will get it. I asked them about th...

Tue May 12, 2009 10:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need to vent

Replies: 27

Views: 2153

Cameron thanks for taking the time to post, obviously i can appreciate the effects of the current climate but if you don't have the product you can't sell it. I can not tell my customer i'll do their job in 2 weeks because my supplier as no product. Has your customers we are asked to make a commitme...

Tue May 12, 2009 12:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need to vent

Replies: 27

Views: 2153

Peter they have done the same for me in the past, but of late it seems problem after problem. 5 composite boards scratched, 2 weeks to get a roll of laminate again because of stock issues. Its just a pain that they can't maintain a good service. I believe we have the same Rep (Darren) who always goe...

Tue May 12, 2009 12:04 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: wide format sublimation printers.

Replies: 15

Views: 4371

Steve
modified Roland Soljet don't know print speeds etc
http://www.i-sub.co.uk/

Kev

Mon May 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need to vent

Replies: 27

Views: 2153

Andy we order from London which has now all switched down to Bristol but gets delivered out of Deptford & they get their deliveries from Manchester. So i doubt they would want to send it from Scotland. it goes around the houses as it is. Start looking for a new supplier tomorrow joke is we are b...

Mon May 11, 2009 5:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need to vent

Replies: 27

Views: 2153

Need to vent

Well hope everyone is having a better day than i am. Ordered some 3164 from Europoint for delivery Friday, they were out of stock. Promised i would have it for Tuesday morning, phone call at 5.15 telling me that i would not be getting it, too late to order from someone else. So i have now lost out o...

Sun May 10, 2009 4:10 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Do I use print and cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 17579

Owen there are no improvements within Flexi for bevel effect etc although you can run Adobe plugins inside of Flexi. I have Alien skin loaded which allows me to Bevel, Texture & other effects all from within Flexi. A.I files can still be a pain in Flexi although EPS files seem fine Which i use a...

Sun May 10, 2009 12:22 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Do I use print and cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 17579

John
i agree each to there own, i have always thought Flexi handled things relatively simply. more so since V7 using 8.1 now on a PC. Have seen Flexi on a Mac & it was slightly different. What version do you have John

Kev

Sat May 09, 2009 11:44 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Do I use print and cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 17579

John Childs wrote Stuff SL or FS (God, how I hate FS) just design and cut from Illustrator I have used Flexi for 6 years & love it (all but print manager) i think it is the best cut vinyl program and an average print design program. I can't get on with Signlab, have had a little play with the Gr...

Sat May 09, 2009 10:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northamptonshire

Replies: 16

Views: 1484

Hi & Welcome :welcome:

Kev

Sat May 09, 2009 10:02 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Do I use print and cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 17579

Owen
you can normally download a trial version of Signlab, check the link

http://www.cadlink.com/products/signLab ... l_demo.php

Kev

Thu May 07, 2009 1:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Little help Needed

Replies: 7

Views: 773

Simon
firstly vehicle outlines are not 100% accurate so if you are thing of cutting a panel & then have it fit accurately on the car then it probably won't. What version of Flexi are you using

Kev

Thu May 07, 2009 10:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Heat Welding

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

Hi the main difference that i can see between the Leister design & the Chinese design is that you can not adjust the air flow on the Chinese models. This doesn't mean that they are not capable of the same job just that they are not as adjustable if you have problems welding a particular material...

Wed May 06, 2009 8:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Illuminated POS Bottle display

Replies: 8

Views: 884

Fran
you could try Signtrade they do Moulded letters & logos plus Domes etc, i am sure they also do bespoke stuff. I cannot see that a one off vacuum form would be viable but they may have something on the shelf or offer an alternative solution.

http://www.signtrade.co.uk/

Kev

Wed May 06, 2009 9:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Heat Welding

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

Brad do you know if they are Thermal or Ultrasonically welded. The ultrasonic is mega expensive but gives a very nice finish. Thermal you can get manual, semi automatic & fully automatic look up Leister should get you going. http://www.leister.co.uk/leister_heat_guns_banner_welding-cm-753-5732.h...

Mon May 04, 2009 11:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from London

Replies: 19

Views: 2034

Welcome Harpzz
based in Dagenham myself, where abouts in Chadwell Heath are you

Kev

Mon May 04, 2009 10:37 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Do I use print and cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 17579

Owen don't use Flexi for it now but in the past printed on Mutoh telling Flexi to put reg marks for the installed cutter (mine was a Summa D120). Flexi will then print the file saving a copy in production manager to enable you to put the print in the cutter & send the cut path. I am presuming in...

Sun May 03, 2009 9:49 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: going to take the plunge and buy a printer... advice needed!

Replies: 6

Views: 1520

Quote: £25 for a bloody damper!


Ring Roland & you will pay exactly the same, Signmaster do not set the prices for either Roland or Mimaki spares they supply. I have only had good dealings with Signmaster

Kev

Fri May 01, 2009 11:27 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP DesignJet 8000 / 9000

Replies: 4

Views: 4895

Dave HP have a lot of add ons (take up roll etc) but the Versart & Mimaki are normally included in the pricing. Might be worth checking when comparing prices. Also i think the 8000 is a slower version of the 9000 but may be wrong things have changed very quickly since i last looked around. Kev

Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond fixed with VHB Tape

Replies: 10

Views: 1735

Luke you could always put a few spots of construction adhesive behind as well, that way the VHB tape will take care of the initial grab & should it ever give the adhesive will hold it. Use something like Sticks like Sh*t by evostick don't use No more nails etc they dry hard & any movement ca...

Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How LARGE can a Pana(style)trim frame / panel sign be ?

Replies: 12

Views: 1569

Hi
Amari do 4mtr x 2mtr sheetes which would mean 1 less joint and although no good for this job Black Burn Metals can supply 4mmtr x 1.5mtr.

Kev

Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: yellow being printed as orange!! any ideas why??

Replies: 4

Views: 576

Steve
sounds like the Magenta has siphoned up the yellow head, this can happen when cartridge is more empty than the other. A power clean should cure the problem temporarily but you will probably need a new yellow cartridge.

Kev

Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sign&digital uk exhibition / who will be there?

Replies: 19

Views: 1720

Wednesday for me, hope to see everyone down there.

Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:03 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: something different to layout

Replies: 13

Views: 3056

Hi Terry
nice work as always, writing has broken up the base colours nicely stopping it looking so drab

Kev

Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: £2000 for your old banger

Replies: 15

Views: 1193

The thing is that in years gone dealers have been offering PXs of £1000-£2000 for any car with or without an MOT against a new car. So why is it now the government (rather us the Tax payer) is going to pick up the bill its going to be any better sales pitch especially in the current economic climate...

Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks install without printer?

Replies: 9

Views: 3168

John
the printer is but they do a dongle so that pre V machines can be run

Kev

Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:16 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: plant hire logo help

Replies: 4

Views: 1694

Derek
4 types here, you can uncompound & take detail out if need be. Hope they help

Kev

Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: What a load of rubbish

Replies: 10

Views: 2256

Niel
i used fine thread Tec bolts, however although they were self drilling they would not drill into the body they just burnt out the tip. So i drilled a 4.5mm hole first then drilled the bolt in, it was hard going

Kev

Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:32 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: plant hire logo help

Replies: 4

Views: 1694

Derek
might have some cartoon style, simple ones at home will check tonight for you

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help required with a poster

Replies: 17

Views: 4480

Thanks Jill,
here's what i've got. This is for a opening day at a retail shop just done loads of signs for it will try & post some bits up soon.

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:10 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help required with a poster

Replies: 17

Views: 4480

John Singh wrote:Jill has demonstrated that you don't need the 2nd 3rd 4th
Just 2 3 4 is understandable

But a great improvement on the first


John
i know that as soon as i show it to the customer he will ask for them, i'll have a look at font choice when i'm on the main computer tomorrow

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help required with a poster

Replies: 17

Views: 4480

I like Jills better too, but thought it was bad enough nicking her ideas without just stealing the whole design.

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: What a load of rubbish

Replies: 10

Views: 2256

Rich workshop would be nice, but to match space now would cost enough let alone a bigger place. Terry printed 10 x better than you see on the screen, was hard to fit 5 mtrs of panel together in my place to match the joints etc. limited workbench space as you know. Nick the old sign is in their yard ...

Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:48 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help required with a poster

Replies: 17

Views: 4480

Jill
thank you very much, hope you don't mind i have done a version of your design. Opinions please

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: What a load of rubbish

Replies: 10

Views: 2256

What a load of rubbish

Hi completed this today, side panels are 5mtrs x 1.5mtrs composite boards. I have drilled RSJs easier than the steel work on this thing. Customer is over the moon with it, first time they have strayed from just using their logo etc. 2 weeks in design 4 days for Print, Lam mount to boards & final...

Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:55 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help required with a poster

Replies: 17

Views: 4480

Help required with a poster

Hi
put this together but just not happy with it any help, suggestion much appreciated. EPS file attached if you fancy having ago

Kev

Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:48 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks install without printer?

Replies: 9

Views: 3168

John
you can buy a dongle, but the easiest way is to just connect the printer the once. It will not try to find it again unless something lets VW know the printer is not present.

Kev

Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:55 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm to either cut or perforate paper

Replies: 5

Views: 1862

Hi Any, Either as Phil says or you can buy a bit of software on the Signlab for Versaworks package that cuts through the paper or backing sheet for kiss cut / perforated images. Hope that helps. Versaworks 3 has flex cut in the software, but it doesn't work that well with the print cut machines due...

Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: German style numberplate embossing and hot stamping machines

Replies: 11

Views: 2986

UK plates need to meet BS145d, pressed plates do not meet the criteria of that BS. Also black & silver plates are only legal on pre 1973 vehicles In Brief All registration marks including marks purchased through DVLA's sales scheme must bedisplayed in accordance with The Road Vehicles (Display o...

Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which printer gives best quality Disappointed with mine

Replies: 10

Views: 2536

If the Rock Hopper 38 is set up & running correctly it produces an excellent print. It is all too easy to condemn a machine when it is actually operator error, The RH uses the same technology as the earlier Roland, Mimaki machines etc. At the end of the day you can buy a new machine but if you r...
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