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Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Phototex has anyone used it?

Replies: 13

Views: 2685

Warren
cheers for the info

Martin
you can purchase a sample for £12 from Landor

Kev

Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:19 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Phototex has anyone used it?

Replies: 13

Views: 2685

Dave not hp American product imported by Landor, http://www.phototex.co.uk/ Chris not got that luxury have a job to be completed by 12th for local college who have just opened up a commercial beauty centre or should i say are hoping to on the 12th. Looks like its going to be a suck & see will ke...

Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:42 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Phototex has anyone used it?

Replies: 13

Views: 2685

Phototex has anyone used it?

Has the title says has anyone used Phototex & how did they find it.

Kev

Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: ROLAND Printer SC540 EX PRINTER CUTTER - should I buy????

Replies: 9

Views: 5122

Helen i run a Sc545 and agree with the above that it would be over kill, to put 12 carts in the machine & keep another 12 on the shelf will cost more that £1500. You need a spare 12 because if 1 empties the printer won't run. Heads on this printer are £540+vat so have a heavy media impact & ...

Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: This intrigues me, why is it so??

Replies: 11

Views: 4164

Its to do with path direction & the order the design is drawn in, the first line would normally be at the back, 2nd line in front of that etc. Each file saves this info so when you group your files it will cut all the 1st drawn lines which means it will jump from design to design. Summa plotters...

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:06 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: What Colours to use on Merc Champagne coloured truck?!?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 5942

Martin Gray wrote:iI think a nice navy blue with a light grey shadow.

Martin


Champagne is a light shade of pink metallic if i am right then blues & blacks are going to be too bold, but everyone will have their own thoughts

Kev

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pole & Plank sign from scratch

Replies: 10

Views: 2206

Martin 6 mm panel was used to to match existing signs already in place and 6mm is required so that the panels don't bend if someone leans against it etc. Regards the machinery i do have the cnc router but it could have been done with normal hand power tools. Gavin don't have facilities for powder co...

Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:57 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier CYAN & MAGENTA not printing correctly

Replies: 14

Views: 4378

Dave
if you have any dampers there try a new damper if not swop them over & see if the problem swops from one side of the head to the other. Double check all of your ribbon cables have not been disturbed. |Have you checked that the ink is still set to CMYKlmlc in the service menu?

Kev

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier CYAN & MAGENTA not printing correctly

Replies: 14

Views: 4378

Chris
still prints in same order, that the heads run in

Kev

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:14 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pole & Plank sign from scratch

Replies: 10

Views: 2206

John
i do a small trade service already mainly in print & sometimes a bit of machining but prefer earning at retail rates, rather than trade rates.

Kev

Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pole & Plank sign from scratch

Replies: 10

Views: 2206

John
thanks for the comments, these where made at half the cost of buying them in. I prefer earning money making them myself than paying for some one else to be paid to make them.

Plus you do get a whole lot more satisfaction when you see the completed sign

Kev

Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pole & Plank sign from scratch

Replies: 10

Views: 2206

Pole & Plank sign from scratch

Hi thought i would shown a couple of aluminium pole & plank signs i recently made. Cost wise works out approximately half the cost of buying in the same as blanks and with the benefit of having half the ali sheet left for the next ones to be made. Hope you enjoy Pic 1 76mm poles machined with cu...

Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:12 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier CYAN & MAGENTA not printing correctly

Replies: 14

Views: 4378

Silly suggestion not topped up with wrong ink ?
Get a couple of strips of paper dip into cart and leave standing up so excess ink runs off & compare.
I am sorry to say i have done it myself :oops:

Kev

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: What Colours to use on Merc Champagne coloured truck?!?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 5942

Jon
metallic silver & mirror silver, subtle but nice

Kev

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier CYAN & MAGENTA not printing correctly

Replies: 14

Views: 4378

Dave are you running a bulk ink system

Kev

Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help & advice needed on GRP fibreglass signs please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1476

James
you could try contacting Armourseal

http://www.armourseal.co.uk/sign_manufa ... lation.asp

Kev

Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where do I stand with this one?

Replies: 28

Views: 4038

Karl
as i understand it if the Ltd Company no longer exists then you can't go after the money.

Kev

Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:17 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44869

Gavin Tim was asking as a sole trader & in my opinion the comment dealt with that. You want to know more as an employer. My personal view is, I agree that if a person is accredited then he is accredited & that an employer should do what they need to do to protect the investment they have put...

Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:48 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44869

"Alternatively… Should an employee or individual want to enrol in the training and accreditations scheme “independently” then they are welcome to do so and on successful completion of the course they will receive the documentation and accreditation showing their personal details." Tim i t...

Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Assorted work

Replies: 0

Views: 938

Assorted work

Hi all was originally going to show the fabrication of the 2 pole signs but lost the photos so thought i would show the end result & a few bits from the same job. The pole signs where fabricated by creating a jig to hold the poles on the router & machining a slot in each pole. The panel is 6...

Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Building a monolith sign

Replies: 11

Views: 2480

Cheers Martin,
I like to do what i can in house & would do the steel fab but weld splatter & plastic dust from the router & wall saw aren't a good mix.

As to popping in you are always more than welcome when ever your free

Kev

Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra sticky vinyl

Replies: 19

Views: 5597

Cameron cheers for the update, i believe the Ultra Tack is a recent addition i inquired over a year ago. Ordered the LG laminates today, could have only just come into stock as i had only tried to order it the other week. As i stated earlier RH is my preferred supplier but it is a pain when they are...

Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:47 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Who would supply this type of sign please

Replies: 2

Views: 2288

Bob
you could try Paul at Fabricut link on the UKSB home page or The Smart Group

http://smart-group.co.uk/

However most of if looks to be just cut acrylic so any flat cut acrylic supplier would be able to supply the parts to put it together. Is the circle flat or domed?

Kev

Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Building a monolith sign

Replies: 11

Views: 2480

Neil
the Ali Comp is 3x2 the but there is 12 linear meters of VHB on each side. Posted it for discussion and you may have had a valid point so no problems, sharing experiences good or bad is what the boards are all about.

Kev

Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Building a monolith sign

Replies: 11

Views: 2480

Phil/Niel Frame was designed by myself & fabricated by Heritage Steel (Next Unit to my own) who i do a lot of work with. They also have powder coating in house so the frame was cleaned - heated - primed then top coated so no problems with adhesion. I then clad with the dibond sheet using VHB tap...

Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Building a monolith sign

Replies: 11

Views: 2480

Matt i use calculations for pole signs & then over engineer to give an extra margin. Several companies have charts or calculator's to assist in main structure size & foundation etc I wish i could wrap & have half your talent from what i have seen but struggle even with normal vinyl since...

Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra sticky vinyl

Replies: 19

Views: 5597

Cameron i tried to purchase LG Ultra tack from RH before & was told you do not stock it (actually had the local rep in). I needed approx 25 rolls over a 18 month contract for the Olympic Village and had to go to APS. I am also having grief getting LG laminates when i call you are always out of s...

Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Building a monolith sign

Replies: 11

Views: 2480

Building a monolith sign

Creating a 2mtr by 2.3mtr x 100mm monolith sign from scratch PIC 1 A steel frame was constructed from 100mm x 50mm box, this was then cross linked with 25mm box to give support to the panels. Feet where added (although at the top of the frame in the picture) These mate up to 100mm x 50mm x 700mm fou...

Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: How do you set up seperate printer & cutter to work toge

Replies: 6

Views: 2643

John
i'm sure Onyx can generate the reg marks for different cutters & run the cutter, will depend on the version you get but it is easier to do it all in one program

Kev

Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Who Makes Shaped Lightboxes Nowadays?

Replies: 1

Views: 2222

Dave
try Mike at Sign Makers Products

http://www.signmakersproducts.ltd.uk/

Kev

Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Are business rates still payable on large empty premises?

Replies: 4

Views: 904

Karl
just a cut & paste from local council website hope it helped

Kev

Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:51 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: windows 7 64bit help

Replies: 12

Views: 4027

Chris
i believe the drivers would install into XP as do the programs if you load XP within Win 7 and not just run in compatible mode

Kev

Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Are business rates still payable on large empty premises?

Replies: 4

Views: 904

Karl this might help A business property is empty for rating purposes when all removable goods and chattels have been removed. Fixtures and fittings for example shop counters or built in display units do not need to be removed. Empty Properties Rate Liability The Government reformed empty property r...

Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:57 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: windows 7 64bit help

Replies: 12

Views: 4027

Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: windows 7 64bit help

Replies: 12

Views: 4027

Chris
i'm sure the pro version comes with XP that can be run within Win 7 to help with these problems

Kev

Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi UKSG members

Replies: 5

Views: 1465

Welcome aboard Steven

Kev

Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl on car wheels

Replies: 9

Views: 2440

Rob
chuck that shovel & stop digging cause if you dig yourself in any deeper you'll be able to visit Shane

:D

Kev

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Taking Photos in shopping centres

Replies: 5

Views: 1209

I don't think there is any problems in inquiring what is going on when a picture is being taken which looks out of place but the problem comes from the little jumped up power hungry idiots who start demanding pics be deleted or confiscating your device and not accepting that you are related etc. Unf...

Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl on car wheels

Replies: 9

Views: 2440

Rob you speed reading again, he wants to put vinyl on the steel rim. I do agree though that having them done by brush would look a lot better especially if it is anything vintage. Terry Bull of the boards works from my workshop & to see some of the pin striping etc he does makes me wish i had th...

Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Information needed on Billboard Manufacturers etc?

Replies: 3

Views: 1007

Rob
6 sheet is 1800mm x 1200mm & 48 sheet is 3048mm x 6096mm.
6 sheet is used on Bus stops or at least in London

Kev

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Liquid damage to xc540 Printhead circuit board

Replies: 16

Views: 5420

Jamie
they must have changed them in the later ones hope it all goes well

Kev

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Liquid damage to xc540 Printhead circuit board

Replies: 16

Views: 5420

Andrew
he has only lost 2 heads out of 6, one fuse controls 2 heads Yellow & black which should be heads 3&4 are controlled by the middle fuse if my memory serves me. So i would be surprised if it was just a dried head, the fuses are quick blow & take very little to go

Kev

Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:37 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Liquid damage to xc540 Printhead circuit board

Replies: 16

Views: 5420

Hi Jamie
the head fuses are normally soldered on to the board, they are about 3mm, oblong in shape silver each end if my memory serves me right.

Kev

Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:46 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Liquid damage to xc540 Printhead circuit board

Replies: 16

Views: 5420

Jamie
if you are lucky you have just blown the fuse, however if you are unlucky you may have damaged the heads. Roland will sell you the fuse they are very hard to locate anywhere else, ensure you use small tipped soldering iron. Best of luck

Kev

Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Scotland

Replies: 16

Views: 2312

Welcome aboard Ian,
as your in Livingston, not seen a small white sign board about have you.

:D

Kev

Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:50 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: SP300 New Pump Help

Replies: 9

Views: 2292

David this should be the pump you have, motor fits underneath & the 2 outlets face the capping stations. You should have a "Y" piece to join the tubes from the capping stations then this fits to the left hand side as you look at the picture the right hand outlet to the waste pipe. Hope...

Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:06 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: SP300 New Pump Help

Replies: 9

Views: 2292

Stephen
not done the conversion on the SP300 but on the Pro2 the bracket allows the pumps to lay flat with the outlets pointing to the capping station. Takes a little figuring out but simple once you realise how it fits

Kev

Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:52 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VS540 - Bit of a rant

Replies: 22

Views: 7508

Niel couple of things, how many rollers are you using. Normally the reason for it stepping forward is that it is seeing the print as twisted. This can be caused by some laminate. I would try printing with crop marks, remove but don't laminate then re install & see what happens. Also may be try a...

Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Recommended upgrade for my printer

Replies: 11

Views: 2773

[quote="Chris Wool"]warren my VS540 is growing on me but is kept as the second machine. it is painfully slow with the white and metallic but in standard 720x720 6 colour mode its fair enough and the quality is better than the older head systems. quote] Chris that surprises me i found the P...

Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Punching shapes from composite board?

Replies: 15

Views: 1749

Can't be 100% sure but aren't the composite swatches cut in that way.

Kev

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:16 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Print quality in versaworks with high quality photographs

Replies: 6

Views: 1904

Hi
what colour intent are you using

Kev

Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Spliting Design into 4 sections

Replies: 5

Views: 1058

Hi do it in VW, different options avaliable but basically tell it to make how many tiles you want add the overlap you require then right click each tile to turn it off. Print the tile thats showing then swap them around by right clicking the different tiles to show & hide them. I have probably m...

Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:39 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 2nd User UV Printer

Replies: 3

Views: 1532

Dave
very hard to find but Josero have just started selling 2nd user printers refurbed & using Triangle Inks.

http://www.josero.com/

Kev

Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:32 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: 3 months of HP L25500 ownership

Replies: 36

Views: 20492

Snap John
how is it going?

Kev

Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:24 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: 3 months of HP L25500 ownership

Replies: 36

Views: 20492

Martin
heads on HP printers are different to solvent machines, they are a consumable. Basically they are normally changed i think every 3 ink carts

Kev

Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided spinnaker type flags

Replies: 3

Views: 734

Dave
try these people not used them myself but heard good things

Kev

Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm SP300 stalled after printing

Replies: 2

Views: 1033

Peter
there is normally a maximum print & cut length, don't know about the software you are using. Versaworks accepts the file, prints it but then wont cut it.

Kev

Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo
long shot you are using the media flanges aren't you

Kev

Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any idea why my prints are coming out the wrong colour ?

Replies: 8

Views: 3309

Don't use colour RIP but when i had issues with Versaworks last week after switching computers last week, it was the Colour intent was defaulted to a different setting.

Kev

Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:02 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo
by the sounds of it something is not right there, is it just this media, what colour intent are you using. What is the media you are using & what profile. Sounds like either a sensor or encoder is playing about.

Kev

Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:17 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo
don't have time now but you need to go into service menu & run Fill test print & see results. My opinion if that was head issue it should be repeated every pass. Where in the country are you?

Kev

Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:45 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo sorry didn't get back to you last night, scan is how the head moves across the page. Full scan - travels the full width of the machine regardless of the image or media size. Media scan - travels width of media loaded. Image scan you guest it only travels the width it is printing the image. Some o...

Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:07 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo
it sounds like you may have knocked it out of alignment, do you know how to enter service menu?

Kev

Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:08 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo you won't know until you try, it depends how many problems its causing you Have your service done first with new dampers & capping stations & see what results you get, then if you are still ruining prints replace it However if you have it done at the same time as the service it may work o...

Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Mo got a head from Tech8 last week £540 +vat, but i maintain my printer myself. Tales 10 to 0 minutes to fit & align. Subject to how far out the alignment checks are etc I try to spend time getting the alignment spot on & then never really need to readjust providing the RIP is set to use pri...

Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

whilst changing wipers check the scraper blade & either clean or replace.
Mo that calibration chart looks like you have had head strikes, if you look closely with a magnifying glass you will probably see that the coating on the base of the head is damaged

Kev

Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:57 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Test print advice please...

Replies: 62

Views: 22766

Hi all one thing to bear in mind with all makes of solvent / eco solvent printer is they should have a service either every 6 months or max annually. Dampers are basically a ink reservoir with a filter, ink is pigment particles suspended in a liquid carrier. The damper stops large particles of pigme...

Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Essex!

Replies: 9

Views: 2227

Welcome to the boards, what part of Essex are you in

Kev

Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: How do you fill up ink in new dampers?

Replies: 4

Views: 2241

Jamie
i use a syringe on the pipe that comes from the base of the capping station. Draw it back slowly & you will see ink flow down the lines, if you get no resistance then the capping station isn't sealing

Kev

Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:52 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: anybody know a supplier of aluminium lightbox profiles??

Replies: 5

Views: 3937

Hi Novatrim is now supplied by Amari & Novatrim will direct you to an Amari dealer for raw components but will sell you light boxes etc direct. Have you looked into the insurance issues with supplying pre-made light boxes getting cover as a manufacturer can have you jumping through a lot of hoop...

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:53 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks questions

Replies: 12

Views: 3447

Chris
its not VW its just you have been doing it wrong with Colorrip for so long :lol1:

Give me a shout if you get stuck, I'm presuming that you have installed the the spot colours for cutting, white & silver plus the colour pallets. What software do you design in?

Kev

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New Printer - Replacing MIMAKI CJV30-160

Replies: 12

Views: 5872

Adam in my opinion you are looking at the wrong machines for that amount of printing. You would be better looking at the Roland AJ series or Mimaki JV5 or may be one of the large HP latex ink printers. The range of printers you are speaking of may be able to cope but its at the top end of service, b...

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Replies: 6

Views: 1662

Colin
i know Signright in Southend does flat cut don't know about built ups might be worth a call. Not 100% sure but i think its Steve you need to speak to

http://www.signright.com/

Kev

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Number plate supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 695

Rich
give Tennants a call, price wise they all come out the same from most suppliers

http://www.tennantsuk.com/main-contact.php

Kev

Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New Printer - Replacing MIMAKI CJV30-160

Replies: 12

Views: 5872

Adam
none of the manufacturers will guarantee reliability when using the third party inks. These machines are designed to run on a sealed ink system.

Kev

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:53 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Printable metallic?

Replies: 10

Views: 4409

i have printed to standard vinyl for labels & such with good results

Kev

Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:55 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks crashing help

Replies: 9

Views: 2651

Chris
are you using a custom msconfig, when Matt from Roland updated VW when they installed the VS it crashed when starting i enabled everything in the msconfig & it worked. Just a thought. Are you running white i have a couple of new carts at a good price if you are interested.

Kev

Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:53 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks crashing help

Replies: 9

Views: 2651

Hi Chris Versaworks can be a pain sometimes, go to Start> Programs> Roland> Versaworks> Initialize & see if that helps. If not you will have to uninstall, i always make sure it doesn't leave any folders in the C drive Program folder & then reinstall. Problems are known of VW freezing & i...

Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:22 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: has anyone used or know what this is called ??

Replies: 6

Views: 3398

Roy
can't guarantee its the same pics are not very clear but maybe worth contacting them

http://www.ecogenik.co.uk/our_products.php?product=2

Kev

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:48 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: FC8000-75 CUTTING BADLY

Replies: 13

Views: 4552

Hi
sounds like the blade holder or cutting strip is at fault, cutting strip is simple inspection any grooves etc then replace. Blade holder sometimes you can feel the blade is notchy sometimes you can't you just have to replace the holder or use something like a smart knife from Edward Mathias

Kev

Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone help with printheads been left during holiday?

Replies: 17

Views: 4235

Jamie
mine would blow as soon as secondary power was put on, there was no other faults heads all fine just fault on board. Thing is even if Roland have this problem they use elimination to cure the problem.

Kev

Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone help with printheads been left during holiday?

Replies: 17

Views: 4235

Jamie
its been 2 years since i changed mine but if i remember correctly i disconnected the carriage board from the head board and fuse still blew.


Kev

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:31 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone help with printheads been left during holiday?

Replies: 17

Views: 4235

Jamie when i had the problem, it turned out to be the main head board (1 with the fuses) although i have a SC it was an XC board Roland supplied. With mine if you replaced the fuse it just blew even with the head cables disconnected. Take the opportunity to change the ribbon cables they aren't expen...

Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:51 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Health & Safety sign library

Replies: 10

Views: 4320

David
thing is as soon as you tell it to Preserve primary colours you have taken it out of that colour space. You may be suprised at different results you get with colour profiles & presets. But each to there own, i enjoy playing anyway.

:D

Kev

Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:31 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Panels too large to press!

Replies: 6

Views: 2725

Did some draped table cloths for AGM logo was 600 wide pressed them in the heat press in 2 presses

Kev

Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:29 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Health & Safety sign library

Replies: 10

Views: 4320

David
Using the Sign & Display colour management automatically selects Preserve Primary Colours

Kev

Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: trade name of substrate and fixings

Replies: 6

Views: 879

Rob
i think you will find he wants Kappa Board,
Kev

Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:34 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone help with printheads been left during holiday?

Replies: 17

Views: 4235

Jamie from what you are saying i 'm presuming the printer is SC or XC, if so then yes there are 3 fuses. Use a multi-meter to check each fuse, the fuses are hard to get so go direct to Roland, only pennies. However with mine the second time it happened the board had a further problem that required t...

Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Health & Safety sign library

Replies: 10

Views: 4320

Hi
run it on max impact should help the problem, i actually adjust the red to 100% m and 100% y & use max impact. However i use Lyson inks. If he can't explain what detail is missing how does he know its missing.

Kev

Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:05 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: acyrlic bonding agent

Replies: 5

Views: 2633

Chris
Grafityp do it i believe

Kev

Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: CSCS cards?

Replies: 14

Views: 4825

Hi i have a gold card & it wasn't recognized as a suitable qualification when i had to go on to the Olympic site. In my opinion it is a disgrace that the sign industry signed up to it. Supposedly national qualification but training isn't available nationwide. Not recognized by one of the largest...

Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me modify this roller ?

Replies: 17

Views: 2607

what is those bars kev? converyor belt rollers? Dave yes mate conveyor rollers mounted to stainless steel angle, the wooden base as a ledge so that it grips the work bench. I have taped up to 5 mtrs but normally i will do half & then spin it around. Made this back in 2001 & used every day Kev

Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me modify this roller ?

Replies: 17

Views: 2607

Stephen don't know how you are feeding it but i run my self made one under the front roller this means it is being pulled into the rollers so cannot jump off. Mine does sit higher this allows you to attach the tape to the work bench forming a tent & then use your hand to apply the tape to the vi...

Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:06 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: roland v540i help please!

Replies: 3

Views: 1359

George
on my way out the door at the moment but if you search the boards i put a link to Rolands guide for Ethernet connections & cables

Kev

Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing help to tiles please

Replies: 12

Views: 2149

Warren
can you put upright timbers from top of existing sign (think its a sign picture is cropped tight) to fascia.

Kev

Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Riots...

Replies: 44

Views: 6357

Well Police asked shops in the local area to our workshop to close at 3 o'clock today. Crowds gathering at a local shopping area got home at 6 & all i can hear is sirens. Seems Barking, East Ham is kicking off again. Makes you wonder where the parents of these kids are i bet they will be quick t...

Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Riots...

Replies: 44

Views: 6357

London Riots...

To everyone who may have businesses or live in the affected area, keep safe and hope it doesn't affect you too much. I ain't going to comment on the scum doing it because everyone will have their own view and this message is to wish everyone well & not start a political debate Regards & keep...

Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive / Glue Advice Needed

Replies: 4

Views: 960

Harpreet
bonding 3mm is going to cause warping when they switch the heating on, ideally you need to allow for expansion

Kev

Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:13 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Versa Works doesnt detect printer.

Replies: 12

Views: 6422

Ian
sometimes it has to do with the type of cable you are using, the attached pdf might help

Kev

Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: 2.75m / 3.00m wide Black or White Vinyl (Banner Material)

Replies: 1

Views: 802

Harpreet
pop in & see Ian at M. Putt sail makers in Becontree Avenue, just along from Ron at Becontree Signs. Have you got the scitex in yet

Kev

Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier needed for fret cut plastic out of order signs

Replies: 8

Views: 1156

BenRead wrote:Hi Kev,

Called them but no luck,

The signs are screen printed on to a 1mm plastic.

Quantity -1000

If anyone else knows where i might get these that would be great.


Sorry Ben thought you just wanted the shape cut out :oops:

Kev

Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier needed for fret cut plastic out of order signs

Replies: 8

Views: 1156

Ben
give Paul @ Fabricut a call, details on the UKSB home page. He has several good revues from members

Kev

Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Trade supplier of Vehicle reflective kits?

Replies: 9

Views: 3434

Ben
William smith have been good to us in the past, £110ish for a new Merc

Kev

Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Roland's Aldershot Demo Suite

Replies: 0

Views: 935

Roland's Aldershot Demo Suite

Finished this recently, interior & exterior signs. Exterior signs are aluminum trays finished in various vinyls to match corporate colours. Three Carry Gently signs where fitted at the same time. Interior signs are 5mm foam board with the edges beveled so you only see a 2mm edge. Some prints of ...

Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:49 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: anyone recognise this lighting system?

Replies: 3

Views: 2736

cheryl
hard to see but looks like its a vision lighting system, but not there budget system which just as flat mild steel brackets

Kev

Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Local College Design Work

Replies: 0

Views: 862

Local College Design Work

Printed & installed this for local motorsport college, designed by the colleges Art & Graphics students. In total 4.75 mtrs x 2.3 mtrs divided into 6 panels.

Kev

Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:28 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: One piece tray wanted. 470cm * 50cm. Any material this long?

Replies: 10

Views: 4966

Hi
have a powder coating company next door to us, can take 3mtr high by 6mtr long. Based in Dagenham if you need details let me know

Kev

Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scratch on customers van, advice / views please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3470

Phil
if you know where the van came from go check if they use promotional graphics on there sale vans. Looks to perfect a shape like someone as trimmed something whilst on the van. Just could customer didn't notice it when he picked it up don't mean it wasn't there at the dealers

Kev

Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:25 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Roland Inks - For Sale

Replies: 1

Views: 775

Roland Inks - For Sale

Have some new genuine Roland inks for sale purchased from Robert Horne about a month or so ago left over now demo machine has gone back

Black 440 £60.00 x 1
Cyan 440 £ 60.00 x 1
White 220 £70.00 x 2 (each)

I'll cover postage

Kev

Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:30 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: The Worlds 1st low-cost Print & Cut desktop machine!

Replies: 56

Views: 33160

John
i have had a VS640 with metallic & white on trial for 6 months & have to say that maintenance as been minimal. The new recirculation system works well & has been modified via firmware updates & it looks after itself

Kev

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:01 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Factory IP Setting for Roland SC500

Replies: 6

Views: 2949

Gareth
do away with all network bits lead straight to the printer see if that helps

Kev

Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:25 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: The Worlds 1st low-cost Print & Cut desktop machine!

Replies: 56

Views: 33160

this machine although running the same inks as the rest of the Roland sign range are not aimed 100 percent at sign makers. I had a long chat with Brett Newman at the sign show over the entire new range of printers & this one although capable of signage work is aimed at the apparel market hence h...

Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:02 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Factory IP Setting for Roland SC500

Replies: 6

Views: 2949

Gareth
we use Inter-con net tool to find ours, don't believe there is a default value. Not down loaded from the link provided but hopefully its good

http://intercon-nettool.software.informer.com/

Kev

Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:12 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: D60 saying load media even when I have loaded the media

Replies: 2

Views: 1976

Micheal sounds like the sensor is playing about, you can turn it off in the menu. It just means that it will not measure the media upon loading. I have to turn it off when cutting black t-shirt media as it can't see it. If i remember correctly it is Menu> Settings> Sensor, don't go into sensor calib...

Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:26 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Pantone charts/CMYK etc

Replies: 14

Views: 3372

Lorraine
flexi can create pallettes fairly easily, just print & use values in your artwork. Don't know what size printer you have this is 1200mm wide. If you need a smaller version let me know
Too big to add PM me your email & i will send it to you

Kev

Tue May 31, 2011 10:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Advice on the New Roland BN20 Print & Cut machine?

Replies: 11

Views: 6567

Graham
it is basically a baby printer to their bigger series of printers aimed at the apparel market hence the 500mm width (common size for Tshirt media). However it uses same inks & media as the larger machines so is capable of producing outdoor graphics

Kev

Fri May 20, 2011 10:30 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Is my summa D60 nearing the end?

Replies: 14

Views: 7555

Cheryl
at £450 to repair and 10 years old i would look to invest in a new cutter, Harry normally does some good deals on the Summas

Kev

Wed May 18, 2011 4:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advertising - Motortrades ?

Replies: 29

Views: 6807

I tell every caller we don't buy anything over the phone... its normally enough to get them to hang up.

Kev

Tue May 17, 2011 2:15 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Wandering Print, advice needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 2895

Paul
could possibly be the sensor that reads the encoder strip, by the sounds of it you know your way around the machine try cleaning by lightly running a cloth through or use compressed air to blow it, but not out of a compressor used the canned stuff what they use for computers etc

Kev

Fri May 13, 2011 7:41 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: creating overlap/bleed before production manager

Replies: 2

Views: 2515

Paul if you are talking cut vinyl you can panel in PM, it allows you to set number of tiles plus overlap. Also by clicking on each panel created you can turn it on & off so you can cut 1 or 2 panels at a time. Has well as setting the panels dimensions by figures i'm sure you can drag the panel e...

Thu May 12, 2011 10:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Keen Cut EVO II Cutting Issue

Replies: 6

Views: 1437

David
have noticed this before also, i now ensure that we have a bleed on all roll up prints saves loads of headaches

Kev

Thu May 12, 2011 9:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to lay digital prints

Replies: 35

Views: 6694

Extra point
to cut down on static wipe the back of the acrylic with a dampened sponge

Kev

Thu May 12, 2011 9:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to lay digital prints

Replies: 35

Views: 6694

Hi
prints had a bleed so cut slightly over size, aligned with with a slight over hang to match the bleed. Takes a little practice but once you have it mastered goes quite quick. Would depend on the design & if the design allows for any tolerance.

Kev

Thu May 12, 2011 9:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to lay digital prints

Replies: 35

Views: 6694

Hi
laid up similar sizes through our number plate rollers although wasn't 5000 just a few hundred

Kev

Tue May 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice sourcing double sided tape?

Replies: 6

Views: 1805

Brian
give Euro Adhesives a call they do several types dependent on what you want to bond

Kev

Fri May 06, 2011 9:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Problems getting paid

Replies: 20

Views: 4130

Good on you Phil, but i bet your the one in the wrong when he is talking to his mates on the golf course. Anyway why we are talking about Payment received some info from our small business advisers today. Colleagues, please note the information below The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warn...

Thu May 05, 2011 1:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Pantone match required

Replies: 8

Views: 1729

Marcella
may not help you but is handy for reference

Kev

Wed May 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Pantone to vinyl

Replies: 1

Views: 909

Pantone to vinyl

Hi
would anyone be able to help convert PMS colours to a vinyl, Oracal, Avery or Metamark would be ideal.

Colours are PMS 429, 285 & 432

thanks in advance

Kev

Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Artwork Approval

Replies: 31

Views: 6026

Neil
i created this in Flexi in the template section if you want the Flexi file let me know. Obviously in Flexi it automatically scales & inserts your image into the template when it is selected.

Kev

Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:01 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what is the difference in buying other cutters and graphtec

Replies: 12

Views: 6454

Philip
the signjet is very old the 24i" Graphtec is a newer model cutter, going wider than 24" gets expensive

Kev

Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Artwork Approval

Replies: 31

Views: 6026

Daniel
not a problem hope it helps you out. 24 downloads it must be popular thanks for taking the time to say it was of help

Kev

Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Artwork Approval

Replies: 31

Views: 6026

We use the attached direct from Flexi, but feel free to adjust the PDF for you own use

Kev

Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:02 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VS 540 Contour Cut Problem.

Replies: 2

Views: 1181

Niel
presuming you are laminating your prints, try rubbing over the marks with a squeegee or your thumb. Some laminates reflect badly & tell the machine that the print is out of alignment. Hence it steps forward or backward trying to realign itself so that it can find the second mark.

Kev

Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sunvisor and windscreen lettering help needed.

Replies: 15

Views: 3986

Stuart
its normally to do with nothing impacting on the swept are of the screen, link below may shed some light

http://www.ukmot.com/6-1.asp

Kev

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:34 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: How to remove a job from VersaWorks without opening program

Replies: 4

Views: 3254

If you have no other jobs you want to keep you can initialize from the program start up menu.

Kev

Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on time scale before lamination please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2736

Same as Chris i have taken it from the machine straight to the laminator, only when i need to though.

Kev

Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Feint lines in print

Replies: 37

Views: 11413

Chris Wool wrote:what i don't understand is you say the pump works while its printing ?


Chris
its weird but the VS640 i have does it as well

Kev

Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pre painted angle

Replies: 4

Views: 992

Colin
as depending on the size, i think B&Q do some. If not you could try Inmet Aluminium on the old A13 at Dovers Corner.
I have driven past your place many times never realised you was a board member, based in Wantz Rd, Dagenham myself.

Regards


Kev

Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RIP Peter Horner - formerly Ezytaper Europe

Replies: 9

Views: 2955

Worked on a few bits with Peter and its thanks to him that i'm still pleased with my ezytaper. Very sad news to hear, all the best to is family

Kevin

Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Part Wrap or small Sections?

Replies: 3

Views: 3064

Stuart i have been doing to smart cars, which i have sectioned so that part of the graphic that goes over a black panel can have a white outline and the rest of the graphic that goes across a white panel doesn't have the outline because whites don't match Yours does look slightly easier but mine has...

Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:56 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network cables to printer max length?

Replies: 16

Views: 6090

Warren drop another network card in it will save any issues when transferring files whilst the printer is running. I have the Vs640 on 1 card & the other card running to a router for Internet, cut vinyl PC & Soljet RIP PC. I did have problems before i put the RIP PC in. I was running the Sol...

Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:40 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: HELP, swage line on Smart car door

Replies: 2

Views: 1450

Cheers Peter

Kev

Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: HELP, swage line on Smart car door

Replies: 2

Views: 1450

HELP, swage line on Smart car door

Hi
new shape smart car how doi you guys get the vinyl into the very narrow swage line just under the door handle

Kev

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: who else apart from Robert Horne supply Orafol materials?

Replies: 7

Views: 1715

I have used Europoint & then RH for years and although i went through a spell of no stock it has sorted itself out over the last year, service is always brilliant. We call the UKSG 0845 number & you do get the occasional new person but i just chase the rep if i'm not 100% sure the person as ...

Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Magnetic to make a Stencil

Replies: 4

Views: 882

Cheryl normally the stencils are thin Steel or aluminium which are held on by strong magnets. Magnetic material itself normally won't stand up to the solvents in the paint 7 deteriorates quite quickly. Most cnc companies will make them but i use a company who cuts them on a waterjet but don't have d...

Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:56 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Orafol 970 suppliers

Replies: 2

Views: 1289

Hi
Robert Horne supply it

Kev

Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help & Advice on Road Markings please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1466

Jeremy
this link might help you out, when i had a small car park to do i subbed it out to a local company.

http://solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/portal/3M ... dMarkings/

Kev

Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:00 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi Sign Pro Problems

Replies: 8

Views: 4976

You are running i7 processors but what operating system is that on, V7.5 is
an old version for such late processors etc

Kev

Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with a suitable material

Replies: 8

Views: 2534

Stephen
i have been doing wheelie bins for the Olympic site & used LG High Tack from All Print Supplies. These bins take a lot of abuse, 4000 bins on and no problems yet. Ensure you clean the surface well first.

Kev

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium painted panel suppliers

Replies: 10

Views: 1841

Warren
if it is for a pavement swing sign these are normally made from Galvanized steel sheet approximately .8mm

Kev

Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium painted panel suppliers

Replies: 10

Views: 1841

Mark
he is after Aluminium not Composite Jay only does the latter

Kev

Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How can we cut rolls of printed wallpaper ?

Replies: 1

Views: 626

Adrian
i think you will find it is printed with an overlap then trim white away, hang lining up with over hang then trim through both layers all going well perfect alignment
Someone may have another way but if not hope this helps

Kev

Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone running a Gerber Solara UV2

Replies: 3

Views: 865

Dave
i guessed they wouldn't be the fastest but looking at the direct to board printing more than roll printing got the 2 Rolands for that

Kev

Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anyone running a Gerber Solara UV2

Replies: 3

Views: 865

Anyone running a Gerber Solara UV2

Just wondering if anyone is running a Solara UV2 & what opions you have on it. I know its an older machine just wondering if its worth as a starting machine in UV printing

Kev

Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice needed on oval sign trays?

Replies: 4

Views: 970

George
SMP (Sign Makers Products) in Ipswich does them

Kev

Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Public Liability Insurance - Anyone Recomend company

Replies: 15

Views: 12551

Graeme
just looked them up will get them to quote when its due but according to their site its 1m standard with option of 5m. Sign e=Elite allows 10mtr working height

Kev

Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Public Liability Insurance - Anyone Recomend company

Replies: 15

Views: 12551

We use Sign Elite as well, standard cover i believe is 5 million

Kev

Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland AJ-740 - Big printer for such little cash?

Replies: 48

Views: 12174

Well i have read this thread and took in what members have said and even compared about the AJ740 & the JV33. What no one does seem to have realised is you are talking about 2 totally different printers. The AJ being more aimed at companies who are putting out multiple rolls a day and the JV tar...

Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:45 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland "i" series printers and profiles

Replies: 5

Views: 1672

Cheers Chris will check the APS disk

Kev

Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland "i" series printers and profiles

Replies: 5

Views: 1672

Warren
you will also find most 3rd party profiles are just tweaked versions of the generic profile that Roland supply


Chris whats the APS profile you are using
Kev

Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a unit - what should I ask?

Replies: 49

Views: 6942

Warren double check for your insurance, i moved from a house dedicated to the business into a 1800 sqft unit. Signelite said not a problem insurance would stay the same. However when i started reading through the policy i discovered that although i had an alarm multiple looks on everything they aske...

Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:28 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Advice on head removal

Replies: 6

Views: 2851

Hi 3 screws hold the head in, however soaking the head whilst out is a gamble as the slightest fluid on the circuitry will blow the head & maybe the head board (£1200) plus your new head. Clamp the pump hose & top up the capping station, wind the heads back up & leave over night. There i...

Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided banner printing!!

Replies: 4

Views: 2405

Hi
this might help, Roland also do a PDF of the process on their site somewhere
https://store.intoprinttech.com/.../Pri ... anners.pdf

Kev

Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need to Source 25mm Foamex

Replies: 9

Views: 1759

Robert Lambie wrote:create folded Pans out of hoarding board composite.

you will get foamex from Robert Horne, Amari etc
19mm is thickest you will get and its heavy!

Rob,
they don't recommend using hoarding grade fro trays due to ali skin on hoarding board being so thin

Kev

Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large "Pub Style" swing brackets required

Replies: 4

Views: 739

Warren
most of them bracket are on the older pubs & are normally wrought iron you could get a local steel makers to make a replica though would probably be cheaper than if you could buy one of the shelf. Also Trade Signs do decorative brackets i believe

Kev

Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier - heads drop out

Replies: 2

Views: 2007

Hi
sounds like may be its the fuse on the head board

Kev

Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on fitting a sign tray

Replies: 10

Views: 2083

For the bottom rails i drill 13mm holes in the angle & use repair washers(size of 10p), & just pinch the screws up in the wall. This allows the rail to pull down so the tray does not distort when when done up tight

Kev

Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shoulder pain...does it go with the trade

Replies: 15

Views: 2381

Hi
adjusted my benches at xmas, castors & at the same time lowering them 100mm what a difference it makes. Lot less back aches

Kev

Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on ACM Board in Frame

Replies: 12

Views: 1588

Peter
have done it that way but preference is to fit strip, doesn't take long. i keep ACM & acrylic strips precut out of scrap

Kev

Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on ACM Board in Frame

Replies: 12

Views: 1588

Rob
we use strips because it stops the board fouling on corner brackets & screws etc, knock in corners are approx 45mm long. Although you can get past the problems a strip just makes it easier. We cut the strips on our own wall saw but all suppliers will cut the strips for you.

Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on ACM Board in Frame

Replies: 12

Views: 1588

Stuart
what size frame are you using 6mm or 3mm composite frame, i always fit a hanging strip just for peace of mind

Kev

Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: heating workshops?

Replies: 60

Views: 9018

Mo just a quick response, price on vinyl meterage used not ink consumption if you print a 1m2 full colour picture its £x to the customer if you print 1m2 of 2 colour text labels its the same cost but you have a slightly higher profit. Ink & material used is a minimal cost to what the customer sh...

Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy new year everyone!!

Replies: 24

Views: 2747

Happy New Year to everyone and may it be a prosperous & lucky for each & everyone of you

Kev

Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ho ho ho!

Replies: 17

Views: 2147

Yuletide greetings to each & everyone

Unfortunately not finished till tomorrow late afternoon 7 6 o'clock start in the morning so good night all

Kev

Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:10 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Last weeks work

Replies: 2

Views: 1192

Last weeks work

Not posted anything in ages but completed this last week so thought i would get some comments. 150 meters of hoarding print & laminate mounted to 3mm hoarding board, took 2 guys 4.5 days to produce & mount then 6 hours to fit. Which considering i'm still recovering from a broken wrist i thou...

Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Roland Ink Cartridges made by Lyson, Nazdar

Replies: 8

Views: 2008

Stephen
why don't you just remove your bulk cart & insert the cart when empty replace with the bulk cart again. We have done it in our Sol 2

Kev

Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Enfield

Replies: 11

Views: 1942

Welcome

Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:44 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: What kind of phone systems do people use?

Replies: 19

Views: 7497

Gavin
most of it can be done by the Telecoms supplier, either by hi tech phones or at the exchange. May be worth a call to them first

Kev

Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:53 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Which PC for RIP? Help please.

Replies: 27

Views: 14404

Warren
haven't they brought out VW for Mac's, or don't that help

Kev

Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:24 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Which PC for RIP? Help please.

Replies: 27

Views: 14404

Warren you don't want a celeron processor that is both your listed machines ruled out. You could go down the route of just increasing your memory to 4GB on your machine, subject to the motherboard being able to accept it. Can be done fairly cheaply, the processor in your machine is an adequate proce...

Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:12 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: offset blade enquiry!

Replies: 17

Views: 8087

John
does depend on the cutter & software i have the option to adjust in both. Offset should be set to what your knife specifies.

Kev

Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:11 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what is the best way to dispose of waste ink?

Replies: 10

Views: 3891

Take to your local waste transfer station that has Paint & oil disposal facilities

Kev

Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Refurbishing metal stand off letters

Replies: 7

Views: 645

Warren be careful with these, I know a powder coater who sand blasted a historic ford sign for FMC and it fell apart because it was silver soldered copper. Ended up re-soldering it for them & then spraying it. If they are Brass get them stripped & then find a Local Metal polishers to polish ...

Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Small Businesses and the Internet

Replies: 29

Views: 5013

Done

Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Print settings for lightboxes

Replies: 5

Views: 1024

Doubling up slows the printer due to the amount of ink being laid down, otherwise you would end up with a bad print as if the profile was in correct. Do yo not find the colours too dark when doubling up esecially when the light box isn't lit

Kev

Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printer roller help?

Replies: 4

Views: 797

hi
too much heat can cause the rollers to leave tram marks

Kev

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Baby arrival...

Replies: 30

Views: 4736

Ian
Congratulations, best of luck to you & your family

Kev

Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:08 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier 2 print head problem

Replies: 16

Views: 6814

Hi Capping stations check for good seal on the Cyan & Light Cyan. Dampers could need changing. Ink dripping either dried ink etc on head, possible air leak or head knackered. This ink starvation can also be caused by curdled ink inside the head due to ink change. How much work does it take to ge...

Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing a solid colour replacing vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 968

Tom
try the 8 pass rate at high quality. you should be able to print with no banding. A few nozzles should not be noticed at that quality, but it will be slower

Kev

Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing a solid colour replacing vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 968

Tom
don't run a seiko but have you tried increasing the pass rate/quality etc

Kev

Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: I hate printing banners...any advice ?

Replies: 19

Views: 3656

Get a mimaki... no syringes, no babysitting, take up spool standard, no messing, no (or few) what ifs, no masking tape, no adjusting head heights, no need to turn heaters off which obviously would affect ink adhesion. Just my opinion, (actually my boss' opinion since we are sat here discussing this...

Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer would you choose?

Replies: 12

Views: 2373

Martin
its the first one Badged under their name and the GS is the first Epsom solvent printer. Bur all the major printers with the Epsom DX4 & DX5 heads normally run on Epsom ink.

Kev

Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:57 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Circular lightbox supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 2818

Dave
Print 1 do a circular version with molded panels

http://www.print1uk.com/index.php?cPath=289

Kev

Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:41 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: ROLAND SERVICE CALL 0103

Replies: 8

Views: 3710

Well on Roland support its a limit sensor error, what sensor it doesn't say

Kev




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Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:36 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: service call 0101 on a cadet 54 Plus

Replies: 4

Views: 2901

Hi
if i remember correctly its capping station rise & fall stiff, so check for dried ink on the screw thread etc

Kev

Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:58 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: "Traffic Light" sign system

Replies: 17

Views: 9025

Thing is Dave i'm sure if they wanted to go that route they would have called an electrician/engineer. Tree lights like you pointed too are normally wired into control systems & display automatically. You can run them manually but expensive system to run manually

Kev

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: "Traffic Light" sign system

Replies: 17

Views: 9025

Fair point about losing the triangular part Peter, but I can't see where I could attach a chain to the triangle yet still allow it to be placed in the pocket in one of the three positions (on second thoughts though - maybe dead in the centre?) I liked Kevs Idea too but had the same reservation abou...

Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:04 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: "Traffic Light" sign system

Replies: 17

Views: 9025

Phil
how about a spinning disc that show the relevant colour through a window rough idea attached

Kev

Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Most efficient way to heat a workshop?

Replies: 8

Views: 1307

Just read it I can have up to 50kg in the unit but no more than a 20kg in any can. So probably a space heater will do me but how much gas am i going to burn through a week! It was warmer outside today than in. Cheers John its strange that they would quote in a can for Bottled Gas, are you sure its ...

Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:20 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier IP address help

Replies: 6

Views: 3502

John
these PDFs might help but you still need Intercon

Kev

Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: red carpet faded

Replies: 14

Views: 2604

Carol you have in my mind been fair & reds especially printed reds are colours that fade first. Also bear in mind how the vehicle as been cared for, jet washing with chemical etc if its been polished. Obviously the liquid lam isn't the best but it as done the job for 3 years. Hope it all works o...

Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:22 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Grenadier IP address help

Replies: 6

Views: 3502

Johnny
download Inter-Con Net Tool this will seek the ip address from the printer. Roland supply this with printer normally and is a handy tool to keep on a thumb drive etc. Try & find it on the Roland site might be safer

Kev

Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Has anyone seen this before?

Replies: 19

Views: 2513

Don't paint much now days but have done years ago, the reason for the laquer is normally that the metallic paint has been dusted on to get a good sparkle or colour match and allowed to dry completely before the lacquer was applied this means that the lacquer is just holding on to the loose metallic ...

Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:54 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Cuts getting deeper with sp300i

Replies: 17

Views: 6284

Chris Versacamm as different guides to the Pro II but should warn that they are in place when cutting or the VS640 does. On my Soljet ProII I have a Smart knife installed cap removed cut through 80mic vinyl + 100mic Laminate at 140 pressure, speed 60cm and 100mic vinyl + 100mic Laminate at 160 press...

Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice on etch design

Replies: 17

Views: 3095

Marcella
have printed fulll colour & tints to etch with good results, little bit of playing to get colours, tints correct but result can look very good

Kev

Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Which Courier should I use?

Replies: 14

Views: 3324

Used below for UK but they do international as well
http://www.myparceldelivery.com/blogs/news

Kev

Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Harry Cleary!

Replies: 22

Views: 2928

Happy Birthday Harry

Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:12 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Having problems with roland sp 300 siphoning ink

Replies: 13

Views: 5561

new capping stations should cure it

Kev

Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: broken wrist

Replies: 12

Views: 1668

Cheers for all of the support guys, hand at the moment is pretty useless apart from use as a door stop weighs a ton. Had to wait for specialist surgeon so been off work already longer than i would like but good friends & sign makers who i supply print too have stepped up to the mark. Haven't inv...

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: broken wrist

Replies: 12

Views: 1668

broken wrist

well folder able ladder collapsed sent me crashing to the floor and as much as it doest feel lucky only injury was a badly broken wrist not another mark on my entire body 6 days in hospital & 1 operation with plates and pins and got home today to start sorting out the oustanding workload. as you...

Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can anyone help with VP540 printer not connecting?

Replies: 7

Views: 2602

Martin
shut it all down & restart, have had this with the Roland Pro 2 normally clears on restarting. Are you running more that one computer on the network, Internet etc

Kev

Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:24 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: What size cutters?

Replies: 8

Views: 4225

Ian
thanks for the Pm will let you,

Dave
Where's best place to buy cutters

Kev

Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive To Stick Individual Brass Letters Into Sandstone

Replies: 20

Views: 3699

Try giving Eurobond Adhesives a call, very knowledgeable i'm sure they will have an answer

http://www.eurobond-adhesives.co.uk/

Kev

Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:13 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: What size cutters?

Replies: 8

Views: 4225

Cheers Ian
hows things your end, don't know if this is of interest to you or anyone else but Chase Signs equipment is on auction soon. Catalog hasn't been released yet but the listing is on Bidspotter.
Many thaks for the info

Kev

Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:23 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: What size cutters?

Replies: 8

Views: 4225

What size cutters?

Hi guys
wondering if anyone who runs a cnc router would care to share what size cutting bits, single or twin flutes etc they are running for general profile cutting in acrylic and composite.

Kev

Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laminator Issues on foamboard

Replies: 22

Views: 3274

Warren
when you try foam board instead of increasing the pressure decrease it instead. If the steel bar in the roller is not thick enough what happens when you put excessive pressure on the ends is the centre will bow. You will have to play with it but may help.

Kev

Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laminator Issues on foamboard

Replies: 22

Views: 3274

Steve, Warren can't be 100% sure on this but i believe some rollers are designed not to be straight, it is all to do with tracking of the material. Problem is when you put a ridged board in it shows up because it cannot follow the shape. Are you machines specified for mounting to board etc. Also a w...

Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:35 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: why does my media buckle?

Replies: 10

Views: 2742

Lorraine sounds like the baking papers are picking up moisture from the air this causes buckling when you use the heaters. You may need to run a dehumidifier to solve the problem. I can get the same problem i'm located in a unit and even though the printers are in a heated office buckling occurs but...

Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Weston Super Mare

Replies: 11

Views: 1372

Ralph
welcome to the boards

Kev

Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:48 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Switching from Roland SP540V - VS640, views please?

Replies: 11

Views: 6502

Right OK i have a VS640 metallic & white on evaluation from Roland to see how it behaves. Yes there have been a few issues but firmware updates do seem to be coming & eliminating these. Most have been small minor issues & a restart normally cured the problem. Cons against it, media loadi...

Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Please can i get help with making a banner using vinyl?

Replies: 12

Views: 1813

Hi
i have printed to standard banner vinyl with excellant results & the company used the banners show after show. In fact going to add an outline to some text tomorrow for a PVC canopy

Kev

Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Did I do the right thing?

Replies: 8

Views: 1291

I know it doesn't help with your problem but i always laminate, its just not worth the hassle of fitting unlaminated. The cost saving gets eaten up in the extra time it takes to fit. Removal is also easier on laminated prints. Just my opinion

Kev

Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl for safety helmets

Replies: 6

Views: 1728

I believe that most water based adhesives are suitable & its what i have used in the past but has to passing the BS to keep H&S happy i wouldn't know.

Kev

Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:24 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Halo Lettering

Replies: 9

Views: 3155

Phil i would check the Tech on this board, even sandwiching your fixings may not be enough. I fitted a sign on to a new build with thermal cladding similar to Kingspan and it could only support 5kg per sqm2. Secondly subject to the letter stroke size 3mm acrylic may warp due to it being bonded to th...

Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Colours for W.R.A.P. Signs

Replies: 2

Views: 947

Timmy
bear in mind standard vinyls don't stick well to wheelie bins (high & low density plastic)

Kev

Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: CSCS Cards

Replies: 15

Views: 1910

Richard
i think its a 2-3 year course, & assessment on site big money too

Kev

Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: CSCS Cards

Replies: 15

Views: 1910

Jason Middleton wrote:Sorry forgot to say you don't need any qualifications to do the test, you will be applying for a basic labourers CSCS.


But that won't allow you to install a sign, although you may get away with fitting etch. The CSCS card for sign makers to install will only be issued if you have the NVQ

Kev

Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Photoprint 6 RIP feedback please?

Replies: 12

Views: 4012

PJ
find some profiles for Flexisign, Photoprint is the stand alone RIP of Flexisign. Can't remember what V5 equates to in Flexi versions but think that its Flexi 8

Kev

Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where has my get-up and go gone?

Replies: 21

Views: 2882

Well all i can say is they must all be having a party somewhere with out us.
Martin
know what you mean this month as been absolutely crap although this week as been slightly better

Kev

Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Black foamex signs please?

Replies: 29

Views: 8318

Malcom
has Phil said plus if its in a sign frame that it is on a hanging strip

Kev

Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from essex

Replies: 11

Views: 1526

Welcome Dave
not a million miles from you i'm based in Dagenham come up your way to Merlin Transfers occassionally

Kev

Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Organising flow of supply

Replies: 10

Views: 1336

Stuart all suppliers should be able to supply you with swatch cards which will enable you to show your customer. Most suppliers will have a next day delivery service all though just a few mtrs will cost you delivery. Keep standard colours in full rolls ie Red, Black, White blue etc. I will very rare...

Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printing black onto Silver Oracol 751 question

Replies: 18

Views: 3215

Hi all
never had success with 751 but print to Oracal 551 with no problems

Kev

Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Richard and Samantha just got married

Replies: 2

Views: 859

Congratulations :dance4:

Kev

Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who can make me Tea?

Replies: 77

Views: 12678

Anytime Martin your more than welcome

Kev

Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:36 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Big problem with printer engineers!!

Replies: 20

Views: 9447

Steve
if you are based in England why did you not use Art Systems who are Mutoh mnain agents in the UK. I can vouch that all their engineers are highly trained when it comes to working on Mutoh's and that recommendation is from using them myself.

Kev

Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who can make me Tea?

Replies: 77

Views: 12678

John & his side kick
popped in on his travels a little while ago, cheated & went to the cafe for a tea & chat. so would just like to say what a pleasure it was to meet some one off the signboards. John best luck on your travels, Martin C you better get the kettle on hes on his way

Kev

Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ultrasonic printhead cleaners

Replies: 5

Views: 1428

David they are more successful with the larger heads as in Xaar /Seiko, i have tried an ultrasonic bath on a DX4 head before without any luck. The head needs to be suspended and the top needs to be kept totally dry due to the control board on top. Ideally you need to use a solvent flush which can cr...

Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who can make me Tea?

Replies: 77

Views: 12678

John
when you are in Dagenham you are more than welcome to call in for a cupper & some grub, some lovely local cafes

Kev

Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RHG what is going on?

Replies: 7

Views: 1208

Jamie we already use APS for LG High Tack and we are looking to now swap over to them permanently if RH can't solve the supply problem, i'm not interested in flitting between suppliers. Its a shame because i've been a Europoint customer for a long time and as i said i like keeping suppliers to a sma...

Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:00 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Motor Error prob on a VP 540

Replies: 4

Views: 1397

As Martin says needs to be firmware 3.1 or above

Kev

Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RHG what is going on?

Replies: 7

Views: 1208

Dave
99% of the time no problems but this LG laminate which they switched us to has been the biggest pain. The contract runs for 18 months so i don't really want to change products now i have started using it plus its going onto a LG vinyl.

Kev

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RHG what is going on?

Replies: 7

Views: 1208

RHG what is going on?

for the last 3 months have had nothing but aggro ordering LG laminate, its always on order or due in etc up to now after complaining an alternative was offered at the same price. Used 5 Rolls this month need another 2 for order going out tomorrow & Friday best RH can say is its due in Friday. Ar...

Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:22 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Help matching parcel force red in a wrap film?

Replies: 15

Views: 6087

Peter
the RAL number for Post Office red is Ral 3302 if that helps at all

Kev

Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:47 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Can you print, contour cut and perf cut all in one operation

Replies: 5

Views: 1877

Warren i have only played with it briefly so stand to be corrected, Set you contour cut line, set your perf cut line. If your lines are named correctly you will see the Perf cut pressure & spacing settings. Send as print & cut job. If you try to Perf cut on the same line as the contour cut i...

Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:00 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland VS640 gets delivered tomorrow

Replies: 10

Views: 2473

Jon
i think the reason for keeping to the 220ml carts for White & met is settlement. Although you have the recirculating pumps the higher quantity of ink as a greater risk of settling, that is just my thoughts on the reason though

Kev

Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: graffiti removal suggestions

Replies: 17

Views: 2484

Can't help with the removal but signs that i'm fitting at a level that can be reached by the little sh*ts i polish with either Auto Glym or such polish this means most things won't bite in . If it keeps getting written on with marker then smother it in dash board sheen (silicone spray) ruins the mar...

Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:31 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland VS640 gets delivered tomorrow

Replies: 10

Views: 2473

Chris
its only on evaluation at the moment its going to need to be something special to beat the SC545 & earn its place

Kev

Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:26 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Just a quick question to ALL vehicle wrappers.........

Replies: 14

Views: 4603

Rob
when i was at Mimaki a while ago they was advertising wraps that had been printed on their UV printers, don't know if it was laminated. Their ink is like a rubber though.
Quick side line Rob did you get the email i sent

Kev
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