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Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Changeable door signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1490

Cheers guys @ Andy: cheers for that can use that if i get stuck @Martin: already buy from Vista but not suitable @Chris got the sample here from when we went Fespa not what i'm looking for this time @Gary used them before but as Vista system not suitable @Reza seen that system but ideally looking fo...

Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Changeable door signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1490

Changeable door signs

Hi
was something on the boards awhile ago basically a trim to allow you to make changeable door signs or directory signs but cannot find it.

Or any companies who supply aluminium changeable door signs

Many thanks in advance

Kev

Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:58 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: RS-640 "bubble"

Replies: 4

Views: 1054

Hi
change the damper & the O ring under the brass nut hopefully will cure your problem

Kev

Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:04 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland versacamm service and still have printing problems

Replies: 15

Views: 2779

What quality print are you printing at

Kev

Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:34 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland versacamm service and still have printing problems

Replies: 15

Views: 2779

Hi
what make of media and type

Kev

Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3m x 2m Banner problem, can you help?

Replies: 6

Views: 1685

The main question is what failed the fabric of the banner or the fixings into the cladding. If its the fabric then there is nothing you can do it is not designed to with stand 90mph winds. If you used tech bolts in to cladding and only cladding then its a fitting fault. Tech bolts are designed to ho...

Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Replies: 6

Views: 1734

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Would just like to wish everyone a Happy & prosperous New Year

Kev

Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Avoiding vinyl wastage VP300

Replies: 6

Views: 1250

Paul
are you not running this through versaworks?

Kev

Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:35 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Avoiding vinyl wastage VP300

Replies: 6

Views: 1250

Hi you need to play and learn the software, it is just a case of using the settings within the software. It requires the lead and tail 10cm to aid cutting, if it cuts very close to the edge it can have cutting issues which you discover if you try doing away with it normally it will be on a print tha...

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: painting forex primer for waterbased paint

Replies: 5

Views: 1417

James you could try Melamine primer it etches in to the surface don't know about its outdoor durability though, or look for a upvc gutter paint that you could use as a first coat then cover with the water based paint. B&Q do a gutter paint but think only in black but sticks to foamex well and wi...

Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne Delivery prices

Replies: 12

Views: 3875

It will be good to hear fro Rob on this because free delivery was part of the UKSB deal, it was accepted that they had to impose the delivery charge on orders under £75 but their prices are now much the same as everyone elses now.

Kev

Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:33 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Piranha PJH1390 laser cutter engraver machine

Replies: 10

Views: 4737

Warren thats a radical machine judging by the name, they do seem to back their machines up, if i remember correctly its a dual head machine which is ideal if you are doing a load of small parts and 1 head can be used if you are cutting larger items but it is then slower. Are you buying new or 2nd ha...

Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flex Face curved systems required

Replies: 2

Views: 911

Warren
try Novatrim http://www.nova-aluminium.com/index.php?id=7 and they will recommend a printer for the skin if you ask who knows their system.

Kev

Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:00 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 15055

Warren i am good mate could do with more work but couldn't we all. The problem i can see with the Sagetech is the spacing of the sacrificial support boards when you want to trim flexible material it has no support. You need a saw that as spacing no more than 100mm a part, these are then movable by a...

Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:04 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Vertical Panel/wall saw required please?

Replies: 32

Views: 15055

Warren
i use a wall saw brought second hand out of Homebase, it does make life so much easier. Dust wise you do get dust even with extraction on nut not excessive and contained to the saw area which is in our dirty area anyway

Kev

Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - first work off the new router

Replies: 2

Views: 2221

David
looking good, glad to see you have it producing work check the link below some interesting reading re bits, feed and speed

http://www.plasticsmag.com/routing.asp? ... 4&aid=3889

Kev

Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:12 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: which machine is best for high volume and low in cost?

Replies: 14

Views: 5071

Latex as got to be the way to go hasn't it, instantly dry usable ink, just my thought

Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Why is flooded window coming off.

Replies: 13

Views: 2816

Alec i agree there are tech guides for the application i'm only stating what we get away with, a fleet of vehicles are not going to wait until we have warm weather. Even the workshops on site where open. I personally have never had a problem with vinyl failing. We use felt squeegees and these can ge...

Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Why is flooded window coming off.

Replies: 13

Views: 2816

Simon Worrall wrote:I am unclear on your terminology, Denise. When you say Flooded, do you mean wet-applied?


Simon
she means totally covered edge to edge

Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Why is flooded window coming off.

Replies: 13

Views: 2816

I fit Oracal 551/751 to vehicles out in all weathers including snow on the ground
and never had a problem. Last year covered rear windows on several vans with Oracal 3164 in minus temps outside still all good.

Kev

Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to make a curved panel to fix to a single post?

Replies: 2

Views: 849

Warren
there are several ways, i have used marine ply as a template then bonded the composite to that then mounted it to the wall. I have also rolled sign channel & then bonded the panel to that and mounted to the post with standard clips.

Kev

Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Double sided printing

Replies: 3

Views: 996

Chris
load clear vinyl
find point on printer to act as reg point & mark vinyl
Print design
Remove & laminate with white vinyl
Align back to reg point & vinyl mark
Print & cut design

This is how i would approach it hope it helps

Kev

Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Underground detection devices

Replies: 4

Views: 1051

Warren for pipes i believe they use a transmitter to induce a signal in to the ground which then radiates along the pipe and is picked up with the receiver. If you are going to use this type of equipment check your insurance and you may find that they want you to be certified it can also be costly t...

Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Retractable, Shopfront Canopy

Replies: 2

Views: 918

Hi
have used these people before was a good product still looking good 6 years on

http://www.whitevilla.co.uk/

Kev

Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal 631 matte and Image Perfect 3500 matte : wet appl?

Replies: 4

Views: 1259

Tim
651 is probably better for what you want as in being an intermediate film but believe it still as an acrylic adhesive

Kev

Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal 631 matte and Image Perfect 3500 matte : wet appl?

Replies: 4

Views: 1259

Tim if they have acrylic glue then wet application can make the inside show up milky, i'm sure this is the case with the Oracal. Below is from Oracal website Plotter film designed for universal short-term applications of up to 3 years. 80 micron Available in 48 matt colours Suitable for use on cutte...

Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Gary from Kent

Replies: 15

Views: 3080

Gary welcome to the boards, love dimensional signs but its hard selling them in this financial climate. Based in just the other side of Dartford Bridge at Dagenham, Have a 8x4 router, wall saw and always looking for additional tools just to have the tool for the job that may come through the door. I...

Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:47 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

David yes pulse equivalent sounds right i was trying to remember the menu whilst sitting at home. Cut 2D his basically just a Tool path & Gcode generator when used in conjuction with these machines all settings are in the ontroller. Now you need to go back in to the settings on the controller, c...

Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:53 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: help please with a problem routing 5 mm PVC

Replies: 6

Views: 2528

Hi
could be a couple of things
1. poor bond between board & vinyl
2. blunt cutting tool
3. if its an upcut tool, it will always want to try to lift whatever top covering is applied

Kev

Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:46 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

David a few things to try 1. Don't use DXF just export as a EPS and then import into Cut 2D, you can get issues with DXF and this may be your problem 2. In the pendant go through the different menu's and you should find one that says table size check that this is set to the 3mtr x 1.5mtr 3. Try a di...

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:15 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

David not a problem feel free to call anytime, have you got adjustable feet on your router if so ensure you level everything before skimming the spoil board, if you don't have adjustable feet either add them or pack the legs to its level. I had problems with mine because it was didn't have any adjus...

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to fit a tray sign directly above a roller shutter box

Replies: 6

Views: 1560

Rivet the fixing angle to the bottom return so the angle is facing out this allows you to screw the tray on with out the shutter bos interfering and due to it being so close to the sutter you will not see the angle.

Kev

Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone recommend a dibond supplier that will deliver?

Replies: 8

Views: 2117

Amari plastics are Dibond suppliers don't know if the have one in your part of Scotland

Kev

Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can anyone help with wrapping round fiberglass bees?

Replies: 13

Views: 2465

Rob you could try the Hi Tac LG vinyl it sticks quite well to stubborn surfaces is fairly thin so will with a bit of heat it sink in to the textured surface. Either All Print Supplies or Robert Horne supply it http://www.allprint.co.uk/ultra-high-tack-self-adhesive-solvent-vinyl-lg-polymeric-3-5year...

Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can anyone help with wrapping round fiberglass bees?

Replies: 13

Views: 2465

Rob
if they have been created in molds they probably have wax release agent on them this is hard to get rid of, some solvents just wash it around.

Kev

Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: West Coast Customs- Vehicle Wrap Fail - Video

Replies: 15

Views: 6731

To add insult to injury was watching last nights episode, they wrapped a juice van & when you see it drive down the road the vinyl was either creased or lifting on the front wheel arch it was only a quick glimpse but i would swear there was an issue with it

Kev

Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:04 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: courses in scotland

Replies: 3

Views: 1661

Hi
not done this course myself but have seen the set up and some of the instructors in action and it is the course run by our own Rob Lambie of the boards. Although the truck goes mobile he is based in Scotland i'm sure you won't get anything better

Kev

Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Volvo V50 + Peugeot Boxer

Replies: 2

Views: 1490

Tim
very nice i bet you paid very particular attention to applying those doors

Kev

Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Matt or Gloss Laminate for Prints ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1695

i use a lot of matt & matt textured, the textured gives a really nice appearance with certain colours, but still get asked for gloss for certain jobs

Kev

Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:42 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

David may have a PDF at the workshop will have a look but if you go on to You tube and search DSP Pendant Controller you will get loads of Vids come up. It is very easy to use and the better programmed versions allow adjustments whilst running etc. It allows the machine to be totally independent of ...

Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:47 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

Martin problems arise when cutting from full sheets you cannot clamp it in the right places or enough places so you get ( no ads please ) on acrylic with the trays as you cut, it wants to lift so you get uneven depth of cut. You can eliminate it but by the time all the clamps are on to keep it flat ...

Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:41 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with a Quick G1530 CNC Router

Replies: 13

Views: 4027

David i have a chinese router that i purchased second hand, does everything i need it to and your one looks to be of higher specification. Mine doesn't have vacuum hold down and if you are going to do acrylic or rout trays etc it is needed. DSP controller is very easy to use, it basically takes a gc...

Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Good access equipment

Replies: 14

Views: 3761

Robert Lambie wrote:... UPTO SHOP FASCIA HEIGHT ILL USE TRESTLES AND CATWALKS.
sorry, caps :-?


Rob
can't understand your fascination with catwalks and how they help you with shop fronts please explain

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:02 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where can i get vector chevron kits?

Replies: 4

Views: 1440

Ewan
i think William Smith will send a PDF to you when you get them to quote, be careful because all kits vary

Kev

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:20 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Flexi 10 starter to Signlab 9 vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 2651

Ewan
why not download the driver/plugin to allow you to cut direct from Corel, don't use it myself but may be of use to you

http://www.graphtecamerica.com/support/

Kev

Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:11 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: cutting polished stainless steel

Replies: 6

Views: 2409

Andrew
link may help you, just found them on the net but looks like its the type of thing you need

http://www.jetcutit.com/water-jet-cutting-metals.php

Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anyone do vacuum forming?

Replies: 6

Views: 1591

Denise
you might try the link below they specialize in vacuum forming i believe

http://www.signtrade.co.uk/index.php/deep-draw-letters/

Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: a little tinkering needed, help required please

Replies: 7

Views: 2713

Hugh
stick some eyes on it

Kev

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Raising the Standards

Replies: 29

Views: 7320

Phil
you put it much more elegantly than me, you old smoothy :lol1:

Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Raising the Standards

Replies: 29

Views: 7320

I have had a read through and have looked in to the BSGA before the last time they graced the boards over the CSCS card where they supposedly spoke for the sign maker for a card that wasn't even recognized by one of the biggest building projects in the history of the UK. Now on to this latest situat...

Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Outdoor sign Qs

Replies: 8

Views: 1668

David
firstly i wouldn't use foam board but use ali composite you can then attach sign track (i use VHB tape but some people use rivets) to the rear of it and then use the correct clamps to match. Link may help you

http://www.blackburnsmetals.com/product ... rails.html

Kev

Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:00 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Uniform cadet plus heads have stopped firing any advice

Replies: 24

Views: 7578

I don't know your particular model but if 2 colours share one head then losing just the magenta would not be a fuse issue. However the fact you have now lost all printing this could be the result of the fuses blowing. This can be caused by cables not seated properly including the ribbon connections ...

Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Faulty Encoder Strip?

Replies: 15

Views: 6221

Phil looks like it is the encoder, they do get a lot of print dust on to them so a good clean with a non solvent cleaner may cure the problem, also use a can of dry air on the sensor to check that its clean as well. I seem to remember someone turned one up side down but would not guarantee that. Kev

Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Digiprint - also an unhappy customer

Replies: 2

Views: 1227

Andy hope all is good with you had a problem with wipers from Digi Print in that it would cause the belt to slip when wiping against the scraper, totally rebuilt the wiper station new belts, slides and holder still had problem purchased original wipers from Roland and all was well. I will say that i...

Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:15 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Need a print cable for Grenadier

Replies: 11

Views: 1449

I just added a network card, PC runs on the network and independent card runs printer. It is the best solution and only takes minutes to set up

Kev

Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Need a print cable for Grenadier

Replies: 11

Views: 1449

I just added a network card, PC runs on the network and independent card runs printer. It is the best solution and only takes minutes to set up

Kev

Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Need a print cable for Grenadier

Replies: 11

Views: 1449

Had the same problem I just added a network card, PC runs on the network and independent card runs printer. It is the best solution and only takes minutes to set up

Kev

Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx - it's just like dealing with europoint again!!

Replies: 5

Views: 1468

Got to agree, definite improvement of late, have used them as main supplier since 2001and it is a pity that every now and then they have hiccups

kev

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Raising the Standards

Replies: 29

Views: 7320

This as the ringing of the CSCS card saga some of you's may remember it

Kev

Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour match advice needed please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1334

Martin
i would say that they are CMYK references

Kev

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:04 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Railing clamps for a small diabond sign, any ideas?

Replies: 13

Views: 5493

Stephen
i would drill & tap the railings to accept some nice stainless steel screws

Kev

Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Juddering Easymount EM1600SH Laminator. any ideas?

Replies: 8

Views: 1875

Harpreet had something similar with my laminator although it didn't blow fuses it was the main drive sprocket come loose quick tighten of the allen key bolts and all was ok. If you can't solve it give me a shout i'll pop down & take a look for you played with a few varying machines over the year...

Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: help! Busi card cutter & chemical post-crete stuff

Replies: 18

Views: 6179

I use postcrete tried inquiring about KongCrete was told by the person on the other end of the phone he was just going home but he would call me next day without fail, never got the call so i've just carried on using the tried & tested. On bigger jobs just take mixer with me, prices i found on l...

Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Indestructible polycarbonate decals ..How to ?

Replies: 10

Views: 2005

Hi
you could try Drytac they do double sided mounting film the link below is for difficult substrates

http://www.drytac.co.uk/mounting-adhesi ... tactm.html

Kev

Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: rigid stencil material advice please?

Replies: 7

Views: 1465

Hi James
i have used 1mm PVC before cut with router (think RH call it Penta PVC) or a Polyester material would do as well. You may find its cheaper to buy a set in Laser cut ones are on Flea bay

Kev

Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Facia signage: brackenburys

Replies: 4

Views: 2113

Do yourself a favour leave a breathing space (negative space) around the edge, board like that i would be looking at 50mm


Kev

Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suggestions for Installation of Granite Sign

Replies: 10

Views: 2396

Just a thought what about a Hiab lorry fitted with a good brick grab should be able to hold 1500kg even if its just why you remove the slings once you have it over the hole

Kev

Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rustic sign inspiration needed.

Replies: 6

Views: 2049

Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suggestions for Installation of Granite Sign

Replies: 10

Views: 2396

Hi if that is a steel ledge around the granite can you not drill that and fit lifting eyes, then remove them once its in place. it also gives you the option of removal easily if ever needed

Kev

Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Zero Waste Regulations (Scotland)

Replies: 2

Views: 1294

Phil doesn't have to alter what small businesses do already if you use a waste contractor as they will be legally responsible to ensure it is sorted to the required level. http://www.sepa.org.uk/waste/moving_towards_zero_waste/zero_waste_regulations.aspx As stated on the 5th bullet point The waste c...

Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:13 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Communicating with printer issue.

Replies: 7

Views: 3334

If you are trying to put the Roland on to an internet connection that uses a dynamic IP it will not work. You will need to use a separate Ethernet port.

the link is Rolands help file video to set everything correctly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp_sy782z2k

Kev

Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trusted Trader

Replies: 7

Views: 1975

Phil the local council do a similar scheme here, basically it reassures customers that businesses have been scrutinized and that they have an alternative avenue to get things sorted if something does go wrong. Its not done in an heavy handed fashion they basically act as an intermediary. Its mainly ...

Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did I miss?

Replies: 24

Views: 5416

Welcome back Andy

Kev

Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: When an extra pair of hands are required?

Replies: 4

Views: 1539

When an extra pair of hands are required?

Found this on the Digiprint site looks like it could be a handy tool although slightly costly but if you are working on your own could be an invaluable tool

http://www.digiprint-supplies.com/digit ... cator.html

Watch the video

Kev

Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:02 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Where can I get new dampers for my soljet 540?

Replies: 5

Views: 1216

Don'y know if its the case now but DigiPrint had a £150 minimum order at one point in time

Kev

Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Waste Compactor recommendations

Replies: 8

Views: 1946

I find the bigger bins are more economical i have a 1100ltr bin which costs £10 +vat per lift.

Kev

Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:18 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Colour change from AI to Flexisign - help please

Replies: 15

Views: 4733

Ewan
it can only be a setting you have wrong somewhere we use EPS files all the time from corel to flexi from illustrator to flexi with no problems

Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Colour change from AI to Flexisign - help please

Replies: 15

Views: 4733

Ewan
go to edit then colour then select input and see if "use embedded profile" also check if soft proof is enabled its in the View menu 5th one down.

Kev

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Eco Sol Max 2 inks

Replies: 7

Views: 2948

John
print the red test square attached with out putting it into Corel, try using generic vinyl profile & max impact etc. If the results are better may be its a Corel colour management causing problems

Kev

Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:17 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Own van help

Replies: 7

Views: 3330

Cheers for the thoughts guys i will say the green isn't as light as it shows on the picture more of an apple green. Will have another look at it and post the results at a later date

Kevin

Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Own van help

Replies: 7

Views: 3330

Own van help

Can't get my head around this 1 minute i like it next minute i want something different so feel free to offer views (as brutal as you like) new ideas really need to get something on the van its gone really quite in my area.
So a bit more advertising will comein handy

Kev

Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where to buy 300mm roller banner inserts?

Replies: 2

Views: 1039

Ewan
something like Hydrosol or there are other makes from Robert Horne, Grafityp etc

http://www.hydrosol.co.uk/rollup_popup.html

Kev

Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Back slitter knife....

Replies: 17

Views: 9393

John
Signgeer do the £20 they was selling them at Fespa

http://www.signgeer.com/product/vinylguard-knife-103

Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Hi wanted perpex house number supplier please

Replies: 10

Views: 2351

Tracy
try these http://www.acrylicmaster.co.uk/ Len & Paul are members here be sure to mention the boards

Kev

Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:45 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: APA wrapping material - my experience.

Replies: 7

Views: 3320

Ben
after seeing the quality of your work on here i think them offering you a wrap course was the biggest insult they could give you.

Just been looking at your recent posted work top notch as always

Kev

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 6 Months with an imported printer

Replies: 8

Views: 2661

John good to hear all is going well with the printer, you could rig the pump from an alternative power source via a 24 hr timer triggered by a relay so that when you switch the machine off the relay would trigger the timer. It would only run when the machine was switched off though and would not be ...

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: fespa anybody been yet

Replies: 16

Views: 3901

Derek
its worth the visit been down today its a lot more relaxed atmosphere than SignUK and people have a lot more time to talk and show you through things

Kev

Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: infinity help

Replies: 11

Views: 3588

i can put the usb sticks away now all sorted with a 6 quid card. thanks for the help kevins. just wish i could sort out bt billing as easy talk about head banging Chris good to see you got it fixed, don't start me on BT billing took months to finally get it sorted and a stinking letter to their chi...

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SPRAYING DIBOND QUESTION

Replies: 15

Views: 3134

I normally use a scotch brite pad to key the surface, give a coat of cellulose primer lightly de-nibbed and then sprayed and have had good results from spray cans on smaller signs. I do prefer to use 2 pack because if you flat and polish it you can get a superior finish. Be sure to use a primer beca...

Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Chris
yes mate that's fine, where have you got to come from

Kev

Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:54 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Has anybody used Salgrave engraving laminate?

Replies: 4

Views: 2137

Neil
don't think it is flexible it is just that it can be heat bent which is the same as most engraving laminates, but may be i read it wrong

Kev

Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

John
he can park at mine if he wants, haven't looked up the public transport route but would probably be up to Stratford & then on the DLR. Although may just find out the cost of a cab it isn't far from me, so if anyone else wants to park at mine feel free

kev

Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc Kev Train to Stratford then jump on DLR for me,,, can use me oyster card then. 1'oclock it is then, how ...

Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Grafytp stand @ 1 it is then, Martin you forgot to say if we need to wear the carnations

Kev :D

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Who's driving & who is using the train etc, i was thinking of not driving (nothing to do with having a beer of course) :D . Just didn't want to get caught up in traffic for the car parks etc

Kev

Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Denise
its on the outskirts of London so traffic isn't too bad most of the day there are large car parks but sounds like a lot going so may struggle to park and its bound to be expensive link may help

http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visiting- ... l-by-rail/

Kev

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:32 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: infinity help

Replies: 11

Views: 3588

Chris
i have BT asdl and had similar problems in that Soljet wanted fixed IP i fitted seperate cards. The alternative was to buy fixed IP address from BT about £5 per month

Kev

Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

I am going but don't know what day yet its only 10-15 minutes down the road for me so will probably just go on the day that a few mmbers are going to be down there

Kev

Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:27 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: mimaki jv33 randomly stops printing drops usb connection

Replies: 24

Views: 14284

Mo
might be worth while getting a sparky in, the fact that items on different circuits are affecting each other may mean you have a bad connection back at the fuse panel. This could be a loose wire in the incomer or bus bar etc but best to get a good sparky in before any real damage is caused

Kev

Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from kent

Replies: 17

Views: 2835

Hi Len welcome to the boards is Paul going to join up again

Kev

Wed May 22, 2013 11:46 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: printing white, help needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1699

Paul
what printer & what rip

Kev

Sat May 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip frame plastic insert matrial

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Hi guys
many thanks have located the stuff from Robert Horne and Amari it is 1mm anti glare PETG

Kev

Fri May 10, 2013 5:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of banner trampoline style sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1568

Cheryl this may help you can buy all the parts to make whatever size frame etc but not cheap nut gives a nice finished look http://www.vkf-renzel.co.uk/art/565355/Banner+Frame+Slot+System+%E2%80%9DAluminium%E2%80%9D Individual parts http://www.vkf-renzel.co.uk/search Just type in "banner frames...

Fri May 10, 2013 4:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip frame plastic insert matrial

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Cheers John
spoke with RH they don't know what material it is, and it is very expensive to buy in A1 sheet form frames have been up about a month and wind has sucked the plastic & posters out damaging the plastic in the process

So anyone else with ideas

Kev

Fri May 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip frame plastic insert matrial

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

Clip frame plastic insert matrial

Hi
does anyone know what material is used for the transparent textured insert used in clip frames and who might sell it by the sheet

Regards

Kev

Thu May 09, 2013 11:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: web design any recomendations

Replies: 22

Views: 5722

Harry
check out http://www.one.com/en/ its based on templates and fairly simple if you check out my www its not all singing all dancing but took me an evening to do and i have never done a site before.

Kev

and its very cheap deal on hosting

Thu May 02, 2013 7:01 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: contour cut using flexi and versaworks

Replies: 3

Views: 2151

Gareth
just select vector and then add contour cut found in the effects menu 5th option down. Versaworks will then see the contour

Kev

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:47 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: scoring in gloss laminate?

Replies: 5

Views: 1684

Hi
gloss is a pain for this i use the backing paper put on top of the laminate, the silicone side allows the squeegee to glide quite freely

Kev

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade magazine recommendations please

Replies: 4

Views: 1675

Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital UK 2013

Replies: 52

Views: 10174

Going up tomorrow hopefully will see some of you's there

Kev

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fss freestanding units

Replies: 1

Views: 845

Kerry
you could try these people just found on google search

http://www.wksp2.com/index.php

Kev

Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:37 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: tips for reducing eps file sizes anyone?

Replies: 6

Views: 2255

One point to look out for, if using Adobe Acrobat for PDFs it has its own settings which need to be set e.g CMYK or RGB and a few more. Just a word of warning

Kev

Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: GRP Truck Panels Out gassing issues, views?

Replies: 5

Views: 1969

Stuart
depends on the paint type, if applied in a booth/oven etc, most will say 7-14 days but as said depends on a load of variables

Kev

Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New law on Waste Material (Scotland)

Replies: 3

Views: 1143

Phil we use a Waste Management Company who supplies the one bin and we give them a rough list but not a definitive one of the type of materials that we dispose of. They then empty the bin in there truck which gets emptied at there waste sorting depot where everything that can be recycled gets recycl...

Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:56 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Die cutting with summa d120

Replies: 2

Views: 1778

David
Summa call it flexcut and shouldn't hurt the cutting strip if set up correctly, the knife will wear quicker because you are cutting paper but not drastically

Kev

Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bad vinyl installation, views please?

Replies: 16

Views: 4440

That is bad workmanship nothing to do with the vinyl quality, there is absolutely no reason not to feed the vinyl in to that recess rather than trying to stretch it in, in the hope that it would stay put. In someones defense it looks like it may have had a lot of TFR & jet washing although it co...

Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My new shop sign... design idea's welcomed!

Replies: 52

Views: 22878

Nice design as usual Martin, do like to see your designs on threads like this

Kevin

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:13 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Text bevel in Photoprint/Flexisign

Replies: 4

Views: 2153

John
use your original vector to mask the image, i actually inline the vector slightly and use that it tidies up the edges

Kev

Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: LG Air escape is not Air escape.

Replies: 2

Views: 1137

Martin
got to agree with you on the LG Air release but we have used LG laminates for ages and don't have any problems.Use heat assisted laminator and sometimes use it cold if i do get any silvering it goes fairly quickly. I use the 3 and 5 year in both matt & gloss

Kev

Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond / ACM keyhole hanging plates

Replies: 4

Views: 1831

Hi
SMP used to sell these keyhole hanging blocks, they sold out to Ashby's so may be worth trying them to see if they still do them

Kev

Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to make your own composite board

Replies: 23

Views: 8741

Looking for a cheaper alternative so will this work :D


http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-com ... x_30m.html


Kev

Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:58 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: problem with Dibond panels warping

Replies: 8

Views: 4212

Hi i think you will find that it is not the Dibond warping of its own accord but the timber which is expanding & contracting. This causes the panels to warp in between the mounting points. I did an hoarding of 170 meters and when it contracted it shrunk by approximately 10mm-15mm every couple of...

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:48 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Help with Summasign pro T750

Replies: 24

Views: 8056

Simon
don't think Summa have a UK office but Art Systems are uk distributors but they may redirect you to one of their retailers as they are trade only

http://www.artsystems.co.uk/

Kev

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Chemical resistant laminate required

Replies: 3

Views: 1224

Warren
i think you will ideally need to know the type of chemical it needs to be resistant to most standard laminates will resist certain chemicals, subject to if they are PVC or Polyester based

Kev

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I know this is a members work from a while ago.....

Replies: 2

Views: 1169

Hi Rob
couldn't remember who it was but have looked at his other work already, its a striking piece and you can't miss it when you drive past it which is why i wanted to get a picture to show how it had stood the test of time especially as its alongside a very busy road etc

Kev

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Drytac Jetmounter JM44

Replies: 2

Views: 1006

Ray
the main maintenance is keeping the rollers clean there sre normally a couple of grease points on the internal bearings on some machines but they don't really need much attention

Kev

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I know this is a members work from a while ago.....

Replies: 2

Views: 1169

I know this is a members work from a while ago.....

I know this is a members work from a while ago and as i was by it with my camera i thought i would show how well it still looks. Can't remember who made it but hope they don't mind me re-posting it

Kev

Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSB's test amazing unknown brand of wrapping vinyl!

Replies: 20

Views: 3645

and your telling us at no point that was a wet application :oops:

Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on where to order chevrons kits?

Replies: 13

Views: 3155

Martin wrote:What about sealing it Kevin, I thought Diamond grade needed to be sealed.


Martin
what Gill said, saved me a load of typing

Kev

Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:22 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Is it possible to laminate a print that's 2140 x 1920?

Replies: 6

Views: 1407

Ewan
lamination is not always successful on paper due to the papers fibers normally paper is encapsulated, that said there are laminates matched to certain papers.
I would have thought that at that size it would be hard to find someone with that size laminater

Kev

Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on where to order chevrons kits?

Replies: 13

Views: 3155

Olly
William Smith sell 150mm diamond grade on a roll and you can buy the yellow on the roll as well up to 1520mm i think but for the life of me can't think of the name of the yellow

Kev

Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:26 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: growing Business needs help

Replies: 4

Views: 3088

Lee
sorry to hear about your health hope all is well now, can't help on the work front but you may get more replies if you mention what neck of the woods you are in.

Kev

Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:09 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need help with a pdf file please

Replies: 6

Views: 1262

Ewan
the image is a bitmap you can not separate it although you could create a mask of it

Kev

Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:07 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: best AI settings for rip software

Replies: 3

Views: 1607

Neil
we find EPS files are better when exporting from Corel but i use Versawork

Kev

Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:08 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Escort vehicle advice please

Replies: 5

Views: 1670

Ewan
check out the link it will show you all you need

http://www.tayside.police.uk/Downloads/ ... actice.pdf

Kev

Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New workshop, problem with parked cars

Replies: 19

Views: 3982

Pop in to the school and inform them that the premises are now in use, access may not have been a problem with previous tenants. Just inform them politely that access is now required 24hrs a day. You have a right of way because of the drop kerb to start with may be get yourself some road cones with ...

Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:20 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexisign : Group or Compound, advice needed?

Replies: 2

Views: 1645

Ewan
group is just that groups everything together, compound is if you had a large circle with a smaller circle inside it with both selected if you compounded them it would subtract the smaller circle from the larger circle leaving you with a circle with a hole in it.

Kev

Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:16 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Anyone recommend the best adhesive for fabricating Foamex ?

Replies: 6

Views: 3342

I use mitre fix fast, strong and super quick

Kev

Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New Transit What were Ford thinking?!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 10990

Looks like a Mercedes Vito, they where a pain as well

Kev

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: "U" Channel sign post supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 1453

As Andy said unistrut is close but with elongated holes used by Electrians for mounting cable trays etc. It is galvanized so would survive well outdoors and only about £13 per 3mtr length

Kev

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:59 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Lyson Series 2000 ink in an XJ-640

Replies: 8

Views: 2927

Hi i have run the lyson inks for years and had very few problems, had a problem with the cyan head clogging but cannot put it down 100% to ink has had pump go down at the same time and did not realise. Could never get it back to 100% though. I would however recommend a flush out before the change ov...

Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise if I can supply safety signage?

Replies: 7

Views: 1222

Also bear in mind that since January 2013 the new ISO EN 7010 as below EN 7010 (European Normative) Safety Sign Legislation The adoption of ISO 7010 has meant major design changes for safety signs in recent years. In 2003, ISO 7010 was created with an intention to use common, internationally recogni...

Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip Frame Extrusion

Replies: 1

Views: 814

Clip Frame Extrusion

Hi
anyone know where i can buy clip frame extrusion only frame i need is to big to be sent by courier once its made so need to make it on site

Thanks in advance

Kev

Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: versaworks problem

Replies: 3

Views: 1540

Cheryl sounds like you have "Cut all Paths" selected in your cut control page. If it is selected but grayed out so you can't change it you will have to go in to the file settings for either the A or B folder that you are using by double clicking the icon on the home page of VW and thyen ch...

Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:37 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: is there a way of trying the onyx production house software?

Replies: 4

Views: 1959

I think they only do trials via a 30 day hasp key which you pay £70 for http://www.artsystems.co.uk/view_product.asp?name=ProductionHouse+International+Trial%2FStock+Key&code=MC-PHOSTCK don't think you can go direct to Artsystems though you would need to go through one go their resellers Kev

Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:44 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-120 Stand (Roller) Problem

Replies: 8

Views: 2699

I see, not exactly supporting their product though. Have you not got a steel stock holders local where you can pick up some stainless steel or aluminium tube & measure it in the machine

Kev

Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:05 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-120 Stand (Roller) Problem

Replies: 8

Views: 2699

Craig
why don't you try calling Graphtec & see how much the correct bars are might be cheaper than all the messing around

http://www.graphtecgb.co.uk/

Kev

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour Matched Aerosols

Replies: 5

Views: 2088

Most car paint suppliers will now do this to Ral & BS but not all will do it to Pantone

Kev

Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:01 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Test Print Problems Mimaki CJV30-130

Replies: 20

Views: 17822

Richard
head strike is when the head has struck the vinyl or media clamps etc, once its damaged there is no repair except a new head

Kev

Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:36 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L26500 power requirements

Replies: 4

Views: 4738

David
you don't need 3 phrase just 2 independent 16 amp supplies which shouldn't be an issue for most standard workshop set ups

Kev

Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade supplier for pavement sign - large quatities

Replies: 4

Views: 1062

Warren
same as Denise if its loads of the same pic you may find it cheaper to have Signwaves screen them

http://www.signwaves.co.uk/

Kev

Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How do I find my printers IP address

Replies: 7

Views: 1635

John when you are in production manager you select your printer make then model, does the ip box automatically come up when you press next. If it does cancel it by pressing the cross in the corner now press browse and it should give you alternative ports. Can't check it 100% as don't have that make ...

Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign falls and kills man.......

Replies: 11

Views: 2007

In my opinion maintenance checks should start after 6 months with the customer having the option to come back to the fitter for up to 2 years if a problem is found with the construction or the fitting. After this amount of time wear & tear has got to be taken in to consideration and appropriate ...

Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Upminster (new member)

Replies: 11

Views: 1574

Hi Reiss
just down the road from you in Dagenham best of luck with the new venture

Kev

Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:00 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Prints printing dark

Replies: 4

Views: 861

2nd what Chris says so many different settings could cause dark prints, are you comparing same machines, same inks or water based against ecosol

Kev

Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign falls and kills man.......

Replies: 11

Views: 2007

I don't think anyone is blaming the fitter, this shop as a betting shop as been there for 10 years even if the sign as been there for half of that its probably had very little maintenance to its fixings etc. I hate seeing signs fitted to this type of open shop front where an old solid sign has been ...

Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign falls and kills man.......

Replies: 11

Views: 2007

Sign falls and kills man.......

Such a sad situation, a large sign fell from a building late today killing a 20 year old man. I can see new regulations coming in the near future and feel that in some cases this could be a good thing, because i know i have lost jobs where i have insisted on renewing rotten timbers or installing bac...

Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Why does white vector print a feint background?

Replies: 4

Views: 836

With Versaworks if you use the Max Impact rendering it will do what you are saying. Don't know how Signlab works but could be a rendering setting

Kev

Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:01 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Charity Ball Invite, advice please

Replies: 11

Views: 4121

Just a quick comment, a better script font because at the moment Spring Fling reads Spring Hing. Cases like this i take a few designs so i can get a feeling for what design they like and then work to refine that design.

Kev

Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:53 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland VersaCamm Sheet Set Error

Replies: 2

Views: 1048

Michael
you may have a break in the ribbon cable that goes to the cutting head it is a common fault, the cable makes & breaks as the carriage travels along. Speak to Roland tech i'm sure they will advise you

Kev

Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:23 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VW 481 and pantone

Replies: 5

Views: 1167

Chris
sent you a pm

Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: ORAFOL Digital Printing Vinyl & Laminate

Replies: 9

Views: 1942

Aaron
Robert Horne they have a link on the UKSB home page

Kev

Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:13 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help sourcing Fuji Photo Paper Supplier please?

Replies: 5

Views: 2747

David
chances are you won't get a Fuji paper for solvent ink its not the market they are in, but check out the link

http://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/products/phot ... ase-media/

Kev

Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:44 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: roland service call 0140 can anyone help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3493

Scott
don't know where its located but believe its actually the supply cable this link may help you

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http ... P540Ve.pdf

Kev

Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:03 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: roland service call 0140 can anyone help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3493

Scott see below this comes from another site but will hopefully help you out "There is a problem with Thermistor for dryer. Thermistor cable has short circuited or cutline. Check cable connection around Thermistor or Thermistor replacement. That's straight out of the service manual, good luck w...

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Drying racks for digital printed media ?

Replies: 20

Views: 4524

Warren having a holed base rather than a solid table means the solvents can drop away instead of being trapped within the role. This aids faster curing and the most important fact one side isn't more cured than the other. However i normally leave my prints rolled as they come off the take up sitting...

Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can any red reflective be used for chapter 8 chevrons?

Replies: 14

Views: 2807

Hi guys this might help

Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Performing rights society and PPL

Replies: 75

Views: 23304

[quote="Robert Lambie"
"Honey i shrunk the Signmaker" but as usual, Disney put a twist on it or ide have cashed in! :-?[/quote]

That explains a lot i take it the machine got taken before you could reverse it :D

Kev

Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: application tape dispenser

Replies: 20

Views: 8335

Dave
i got my rollers from RS Components not cheapest but nice heavy duty conveyor rollers

Kev

Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:59 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Can this be touched up?

Replies: 12

Views: 4165

David
if the ink is easily scratched be cautious backing it with vinyl because you may cause even more problems, if not now then maybe further down the line

Kev

Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:17 am

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: HP L2550 printer advice needed please?.

Replies: 13

Views: 7365

Jonathon
not sure what samples you have been given but have tried test prints off a l25500 & the l26000 and the durability scratch resistance was excellant including a banner print. These where done by owners of machines so may be the dealers don't know it all.

Kev

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign making Hopes & Ambitions for 2013 ?

Replies: 30

Views: 4638

Harry Cleary wrote:As Richard Manuel says in The Last Waltz.....'I'm just trying to break even'. :D


Same here been really quite over the last few months, hoping the new year gets off to a better start

Kev

Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:47 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summacut D60 driver for windows 7 needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 4132

Peter
you will have to go to http://www.cadlink.com/ creat an account and if they have win 7 drivers you should be able to download the drivers

Kev

Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:12 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland SolJet Pro4 XR-640 printer, feedback please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3835

Lee
you are right but i think i was told it would be April 2013 before the 1ltr carts would be available. It is a very impressive machine you will be impressed with the samples.

Kev

Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:37 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland SolJet Pro4 XR-640 printer, feedback please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3835

Hi Rob not got one but went on the Roland launch and was very impressed, the machine at the time was still being trailed with different firmware and only running generic profiles but still performed way above the older Pro series. Its now 64 inch which is a nice bonus over the older machines and as ...

Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Problems with Ricoh GX7000 printer and Xpres

Replies: 14

Views: 6061

Had exactly the same proble with a printer purchased from NovaChrome, Ricoh don't warrant the printer for use with dye sub inks but all of the suppliers forget to tell you that. So you end up with a very expensive door stop but they expect you to part with another £800 for a newer unit which no one ...

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:39 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help Sourcing CNC Router Bits please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3671

Rob
just enquired with RH about router bits they say they don't do them and even went to ask one of the managers. Obviously you are getting better service up in Scotland that us lowly southerners :D

Kev

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:42 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: print head purchase advice

Replies: 5

Views: 2267

Mo
DigiPrint is ok and slightly dearer is TechEight have you tried new dampers when these clog you get ink starvation like you are saying although the fuzziness does point to a possible bad head.

Kev

Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ashby Price Increases - Did you know?

Replies: 8

Views: 2316

Hi guys
i think in the current climate all prices need to be checked, got a shock the other day and made me stop taking prices i have been paying for granted. Foam board £5.00 per board increase.


Kev

Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:32 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: where to get spares for a gcc sable vinyl cutter

Replies: 5

Views: 2536

James
speak to Grafityp i'm sure they are the UK dealers

Kev

Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:13 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED electrical problem - help please

Replies: 12

Views: 4392

Neil i would check grade of wire & wattage of transformer is correct because it seems to be generating a lot of heat and when it is rewired give the wire room to breath, drill something like a 6mm hole. The tight hole is not allowing the heat in the wire to dissipate hence the problems at the en...

Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help finding a telescopic tension mounted rail

Replies: 13

Views: 33887

NeilRoss wrote:Hope there's nobody going to be walking below it if you're using a steel bar! :o :(


Neil
only needs to be light weight tube and could just as easily be thick wall plastic tube and if fitted correctly will take considerable force to move

Kev

Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help finding a telescopic tension mounted rail

Replies: 13

Views: 33887

Warren length of tube with threaded inserts & adjustable feet, you can also use a couple of bits of rubber in between the feet & wood to stop any indents in the wood. All parts are listed on the links http://www.mossplastics.com/heavy-duty-round-threaded-inserts-077557 http://www.mossplastic...

Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: new laminator required...which one

Replies: 9

Views: 2550

Claire
whats wrong with the Seal it may be better repairing that than replacing it with a cheaper alternative

Kev

Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:08 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: The brand New Roland VersaArt RE-640

Replies: 13

Views: 6150

Dave
they are the new Pro 4 is running 2 gold heads in mirrored CMYK with with options for White, Metallic & Light Black. It is extremely fast & produces saleable prints in Bill Board mode 8ft x 5ft in 5 minutes will try to post more on it later

Kev

Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Looking to make the leap & buy a hp L26500

Replies: 11

Views: 6794

John
i have held off at the moment i am in the process of looking at a new machine not yet released on the market. Not that the HP is not a good machine but this machine may be more suited to my work load. Will keep you posted

Kev

Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:11 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Running a shopbot CNC off a portable generator

Replies: 6

Views: 4158

Simon ideally you want a Inverter Generator which supplies a cleaner power with no major spikes this should ideally be at least one & half times your power requirements of your entire kit that you need to run. Even though these generators offer a cleaner power still use a surge protector just it...

Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on offering business cards to customers?

Replies: 14

Views: 3724

We offer the service but farm it out because the quality and price is good.
We use:-

http://www.tradeprint.co.uk/

Its actually cheaper to get them printed in Scotland and sent to me in London than getting them printed locally

Kev

Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Visiting the Bristol area on the 12-13th anyone making tea

Replies: 7

Views: 1537

Hi Rob i was told another signmaker was staying at the Hotel but wasn't told who it was. I take it you are booked in at the Best Western Walton Park Hotel. If not i think we will be sitting in two different bars. Do you think Bristol has recovered from your last visit and have certain establishments...

Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Visiting the Bristol area on the 12-13th anyone making tea

Replies: 7

Views: 1537

Visiting the Bristol area on the 12-13th anyone making tea

Hi guys as i said above, in Bristol Clevedon area on the 12- 13th if anyone has the kettle on.

Kev

Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:56 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: The brand New Roland VersaArt RE-640

Replies: 13

Views: 6150

Just looked this machine up and it is an updated version of the early RS, but they are now using a Gold Plated version of the 8 channel variable droplet head. A nice touch in my opinion is the reversed colour. Would like to see this work up close but am presuming that this allows a slight drying tim...

Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on a Substrate Cutter please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3596

Jason wall saw ;eaves a slight raised edge on composite even with a real good blade, also judging by what happens when you hand cut with a knife i would think the keen cut does as well. Not a problem most of the time but with Flat Bed printing it can be, had a load of boards printed for myself recen...

Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: help! Snappy fax preventing shutdown

Replies: 8

Views: 3154

Simon
try this always found it safe to download etc, has a uninstall programs option

Just use the free version

http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER

Kev

Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Leaking Light Units. what should I do?

Replies: 9

Views: 1973

Stuart of the several trough lights i have fitted none have been air tight, rubber seals on the end caps but none on the polycarb due to the interlocking design between the two water can not climb upwards. Some of these where supplied direct from Portland. Has it got the cable gland in the body or e...

Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:03 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Replies: 13

Views: 4272

Rich
the Roland R-Wear software is fairly easy from what i have seen and you can export as an eps. file for cutting

Kev

Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Phone line down, can't use printer :-(

Replies: 5

Views: 1545

Nick
providing the router is still working it should work, Versaworks won't be able to connect for updates but your printer should still work. If you do connect direct to pc you may have to reset the PCs ip address

Kev

Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Should I go LTD?

Replies: 10

Views: 2351

Matt
you are best to speak with an accountant he will be able to look at your figures and advise whats best for your circumstances.

Kev

Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: How do supplier act when thing go wrong - 3M IJ180

Replies: 18

Views: 6671

Rob
in Harpreets defence i was in there on Monday & they where very busy with other stuff including just finishing off another wrap.

Kev

Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Gallery: Vehicle Wrap - Louis Louise

Replies: 3

Views: 1069

Looks nice & vibrant, one pet hate of mine is web address in caps. The customer must be over the moon just on the design and finish let alone the discounted price.

Kev

Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:38 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: .

Replies: 3

Views: 1563

Dean the most common fault is someone has let ink/solvent get on to the head circuit board once its dry its not normally a problem. Don't be tempted to try any other fuses it doesn't work. The fuses are £2.50 from Tech Eight buy a few if it blows as soon as you switch on disconnect the heads ensurin...

Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: .

Replies: 3

Views: 1563

Dean either direct from Roland or someone like Tech Eight remember to look for the reason the fuse blew in the first place. Problems could be: Ribbon cables, Bad Head etc Word of caution do not apply too much heat to the new fuse as this can cause them to fail Say hello & more people will welcom...

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Looking to make the leap & buy a hp L26500

Replies: 11

Views: 6794

Looking to make the leap & buy a hp L26500

Well after having a few problems with the Roland i am looking to buy a L26500 would be interested to hear how other people are getting on with contour cutting graphics & bulk labels etc

Kev

Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Correx estate agent plastic nuts and bolts etc required

Replies: 1

Views: 1362

Warren try Moss Plastics if its only a small amount you need they will pass you over to their sister company. http://www.mossplastics.com/mss/mss-pc.nsf/WebEngine?OpenAgent&cmd=query&itemdirect=y&itemdirectwildcard=y&search=SCREWS You will have to search through i just picked a page ...

Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:08 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Searching for black 'speckle' vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 1708

Gareth
have you tried Dorotape they do a load of decorative films

Kev

Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Snake eye screw supplier help.

Replies: 4

Views: 1769

Mike
depends what size you are after
http://www.securitysafetyproducts.co.uk ... esrapkmn1&

Kev

Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:28 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Updated version of VersaWorks - Speeds Up Number of Copies

Replies: 1

Views: 1333

Neil
mine updated itself to the latest version today not checked it out yet but hopefully it will have a few more glitches ironed out.

Kev

Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 43

Views: 18352

Warren the work involved is no more than what i do for some of the signage i make & install it just's depends on what signage work you are involved in. I construct steel frames weld on site etc when the need is there. I'm fortunate to have a well equipped workshop with pillar drill, metal cut of...

Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 43

Views: 18352

I am in a long drawn out build of one of these tables as well but i am going down a different route in designing our own roller & guide system rather than copying the Rolls Roller. The problem is time because all fabrication is being done in house. So the 4 x 7.5mts of box section is sitting und...

Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120 - Cutting Problems

Replies: 10

Views: 6197

Hi does it have the problem all the way across the machine, try cutting an "A" as in the pic but duplicate it the full width of the machine then check what is good & what is bad if its restricted to a localised area then its probably the strip. I'm presuming the offset is set to .45. H...

Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:09 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120 - Cutting Problems

Replies: 10

Views: 6197

Adrain
what condition is your cutting strip in & what pressure are you running the new new blade at

Kev

Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

Hi
thanks for all the well wishes its a lot better now and i can already see an improvement over what i had with the plate in place. Just got to learn how to apply vinyl again or am i just making excuses for any future (oh i swore !) ups :lol1:

Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Warren Beard has a Screwing problem, help needed?

Replies: 5

Views: 2071

Warren
you could get yourself some dowel (6mm) drill the wall as normal but use a depth stop on the drill cut the dowel to same length. Punch dowel in to hole with a little adhesive then screw in as normal. you can even touch dowels in with a bit of paint to match the wall if need be.

Kev

Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Expanding into engraving

Replies: 7

Views: 3480

Here is the link to the machine you see

http://www.gravograph.co.uk/engraving-m ... /IS200.php

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking foR supplier of Steel poster case

Replies: 1

Views: 1027

Looking foR supplier of Steel poster case

Hi
as the title looking to match a lockable Notice board/Poster case which is fabricated from steel with welded corners etc & powder coated finish. Haven't got pic at the moment but hoping some one may have came across supplier

Kev

Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fespa Exhibition, London 2013

Replies: 26

Views: 4760

Hoping to go as Excel is just down the road to me and for anyone who fancies flying its right by London City airport

Kev

Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

Many thanks guys taking it slow but managing to get some work done.

Chris just for you

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing 3mm aluminium trays to cladding

Replies: 8

Views: 2707

Tony i always run 2 types of fixings in thin wall claddings just in case, don't need to have equal amounts just additional to main fixing. Hopefully if one fails the second will hold. If you use peel rivets use a good size & stagger your hole pattern gives a stronger fix. In your case I would be...

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing 3mm aluminium trays to cladding

Replies: 8

Views: 2707

2nd that Ian i use peel rivets over tech bolts when fitting to cladding, in fact the large McGrath Sign in the members portfolio is fitted with them & been up for a number of years

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... ath#285485

Kev

Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

Many thanks guys removed the dressings to have a look tonight & they have made more of a mess taking it out than they did putting it in. Pain is minimal now and i'm glad to say that when clenching my fist etc i can feel a great improvement now the tendons are not rubbing on the plate so i am hop...

Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

Martin Glen & phil
thanks for the kind wishes
had it put in at the Queens but taken out at King Georges same consultant though. I found the Queens to be OK although did pick up infection 4 days into 7 day stay.
Pain is easing a bit now back at work just pottering around

Kev

Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

cheers Phil
going back to work this morning just to fiddle around with whatever i can although get to wait for a ride as can't drive

Kev

Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

Cheers Martin
pain killers are helping but its a pain finger typing left handed

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4665

finally out of hospital

just got let out after being there all day, had to have the plate removed from my rist following breaking it 22 months ago when a ladder collapsed. Been in pain since because of tendons rubbing against plate. Any way make in all the way to the theartre just going to be knocked out when surgeon tells...

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Signs on a timer?

Replies: 3

Views: 2586

word of caution you need to understand inductive & resistive loads, you haven't said what lights/qty you are using. This goes for everyone, fluorescent lights are an inductive load an most timers can only handle small inductive loads. I also always fit double pole switches so that live and neutr...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: K. Flowers: CNC Wheeled Cart - Gallery

Replies: 9

Views: 1508

great stuff kev, well done mate. and there i was pleased with some tables i made on ours. :lol1: :oops: looks great, i actually have a customer right now that would buy the likes of that on a slighty bigger scale to sell fancy sweets. thanks for taking the time to post your work mate. Rob thanks fo...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: K. Flowers: CNC Wheeled Cart - Gallery

Replies: 9

Views: 1508

Cheers for the nice comments, would have been more enjoyable if the time limit had not been so tight. I do enjoy using the CNC for different things but don't always get the time to

Kev

Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: K. Flowers: CNC Wheeled Cart - Gallery

Replies: 9

Views: 1508

K. Flowers: CNC Wheeled Cart - Gallery

A little job done for my daughter for her Graphics Exhibition. It is to display her candle & soap products that she made for a made up company. All is made from CNC cut MDF

Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:08 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks not recognizing cut path. pls help?

Replies: 6

Views: 3819

Hi as well as using hairline it must also be correctly named "CutContour", you can double click on either file icon A/B on the VW home page which allows you into default settings. Go to cutting page and tick check "Cut all Paths" this will then cut all stroke paths which is a pai...

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:36 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Need to find my Printers IP address!!

Replies: 8

Views: 3425

Dave
you use intercon install the program and it will search for the printer and display the IP address


http://www.seh-technology.com/services/ ... ndows.html

Kev

Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:12 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: black frosted vinyl supplier?

Replies: 4

Views: 1789

Andy
have someone print you a black square did an orange logo recently and the combination of the etch & oranges ink gave very nice orange gold effect

Kev

Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Stationary production printer required

Replies: 15

Views: 2670

Warren
look into using a trade service i did biz cards for 3 customer last week 3000 double sided 400gsm matt laminated cards came to £106 for the 3000 including vat & invoiced that out for £105 +vat per 1000. Will try & PM you some details when i am in work

Kev

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone help with pdf & poor print quality?

Replies: 10

Views: 1601

David
open the pdf in your design software & see if the file is a bitmap then open your proof file & see what that is. May be it wasn't the other printer at fault but the artwork

Kev

Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removable Sign for fibreglass

Replies: 9

Views: 1926

Guys
don't think the hire company will be to happy when he returns the van with new signage on the side. My understanding is he hires vans in, not hiring them out

Kev

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:14 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Elsmore : Greyhound Pub Sign

Replies: 6

Views: 1446

No Harry its just a shadow :D

Nice one George traditional look from modern materials

Kev

Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne whats going on

Replies: 8

Views: 2388

Just to conclude this, a phone call from Cameron has hopefully solved at least one problem and just waiting on others to be rectified. Hopefully RH will take everything on board & we won't find ourselves in this situation again. RH hope you realise what an asset you have in Cameron Cameron many ...

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New BSGA appointed council members

Replies: 25

Views: 3691

There's no doubt the sign industry needs an association to represent the interests of sign makers in this country (e.g to oppose damaging legislation that may affect our industry - other wise our rabid politicians would ban everything and anything). Devils advocate here this is the association that...

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne whats going on

Replies: 8

Views: 2388

Robert Horne whats going on

Been using RH for years and at times its been hard to remain loyal to them due to stock and delivery issues. Have had no real issues for ages and now out of the blue its gone to pot again. Either no stock or stocks due on such a date which will still allow you to meet deadlines etc, so you order it ...

Mon May 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Digital print Vinyl for Banner patches

Replies: 2

Views: 1356

John
i have printed to matt white banner vinyl before with no problems

Kev

Thu May 17, 2012 10:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Customers, huh!

Replies: 6

Views: 1278

Neil
tell him only if he promises not to let anyone know where he got it done

Kev

Mon May 14, 2012 8:22 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: versaworks cannot connect to server problem?

Replies: 5

Views: 2319

Dan
its normally because it cannot connect to an Internet Connection

Kev

Thu May 10, 2012 6:32 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Production assistant/fitter required in Hampshire

Replies: 20

Views: 7402

Mo its not a case of being negative or telling you that some nugget can come in and take your business. You are looking for someone who can do a majority of what you can do so you ain't just looking for some muppet who just wants to clock is 40 hours. So stating that we are saying anyone can do our ...

Wed May 09, 2012 10:06 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl match to RAL code 8019

Replies: 4

Views: 1926

Hi
nearest Mactac do in their 9800series (9883-04) is Ral 8017

Kev

Tue May 08, 2012 11:50 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Production assistant/fitter required in Hampshire

Replies: 20

Views: 7402

Chris you are probably right but the ones who leave the safety of the big companies where they see little of the finance side, walk into smaller companies get to see money coming in from jobs but don't see the running costs & pound signs light up before their eyes. Then they think its something ...

Tue May 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl match to RAL code 8019

Replies: 4

Views: 1926

Martin
MacTac swatches have Ral numbers on them will try to have a look for you tomorrow once i am back in the workshop.

Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: APA truck vinyl application tips

Replies: 5

Views: 2478

Martin
nice tidy job, its satisfying when a job you ain't sure of goes so well

Kev

Tue May 08, 2012 9:35 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Production assistant/fitter required in Hampshire

Replies: 20

Views: 7402

Warren can't help you on the employee front but i think a problem that both you & Mo Gills both have is that you are looking for someone who is as capable as yourselves. The problem with this is that if they are that capable they are either working for themselves or chances are will consider it ...

Wed May 02, 2012 10:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade Flagpole Suppliers & Flags

Replies: 3

Views: 1413

Harpreet phone the supplier see if they offer trade discount, i was asked to supply 500 poster cases for a builder who had a council contract. He came in with a print out off the Internet contacted the supplier & got 20% trade discount gave the builder 5% which pleased him & had the rest mys...

Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to source cut to size polycarbonate?

Replies: 13

Views: 2898

Martin
what about Robert Horne or Amari have had Polycarb cut to size from both

Kev

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bank Account Raided

Replies: 4

Views: 1209

Hope you get it sorted John, thieving little b*rstards

Kev
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