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Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:04 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise me where to upgrade to signlab 8?

Replies: 12

Views: 3978

Yes drag & drop it directly into the folder, it will ask if you want to replace the existing file. You can't drop the file directly into the program as it doesn't open properly.

Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:11 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise me where to upgrade to signlab 8?

Replies: 12

Views: 3978

Have they sent you new license files? If Signlab 8.0 is working I assume you have?

Have you copied the productp.lcf file into the VPM folder?

Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:25 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise me where to upgrade to signlab 8?

Replies: 12

Views: 3978

Luca how recently did you buy it?

Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:01 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help please having signlab 7.1 Difficulties?

Replies: 12

Views: 3504

Right click on the file & go to properties. Check what it says after Opens with: If it's not Signlab then click the change button & change it to SignLab.

Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:31 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: where can i get GCC Bobcat BI-60 Drivers please?

Replies: 9

Views: 6960

Well Signlab has it's own drivers, one you download will be no use with Signlab so don't waste your time trying to get that to work. I assume your Signlab is legit? if it is then the dealer you bought it from will almost certainly be able to help.

Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:41 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: where can i get GCC Bobcat BI-60 Drivers please?

Replies: 9

Views: 6960

The people who supplied the Signlab should be able to help (-)

Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:30 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Can anyone tell me if the pnc-5000 is a good machine?

Replies: 2

Views: 1438

£1200 is well ott. It's the predecessor to the PC60/PC600. You will see a recent topic where one of the newer machines has sold for less than half that. The machine you have been offered is almost worthless. They are also very expensive to run & parts may well be a problem to get hold of very so...

Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: has anyone tried signlab 8 yet?

Replies: 23

Views: 8286

Little bit early yet Peter was only shipping last week, not many people have it. John was one of the 1st.

Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:10 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

Never mind how much he got, did he deliver it for free? :lol1:

Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on which printer I should buy.

Replies: 7

Views: 1242

Russell wrote:Quick update, that changes everything, the guy has just emailed saying it is a VP 540 Roalnd not Sol jet III


In that case the Grenadier is your best bet! sounds like the one you want anyway! :lol1:

Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on which printer I should buy.

Replies: 7

Views: 1242

I would go for the newer machine. As Rob says though which aspects of each machine do you prefer?

Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:10 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

You are right, they don't look excessively steep. :lol1:

Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:10 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Which File do I import into corel please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2724

Would be interested to know where you can get motorcycle templates, have been asked for them a few times. Where can I get some?

PLT's will not work with Corel.

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:46 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

£500 delivery to the bottom of your stairs is a bit steep :o :D

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:40 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

i would put this on a one day auction but would like to give you guys a chance first, think it will make 600-700 but i really dont wanna let so numpty have it, we know its costly to use but even to print full colour number plates, i.e the company details at the bottom its a winner look I'm no sales...

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:24 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

Blimey, I did put a :D At the end of the post. :D :D Really don't think my post is going to sway Richard against delivering the machine if he wants too. :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Anyway it's a good price, would probably double that on ebay. If I was 7 miles away I would maybe buy it to do just that! :wink:

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

Martin, if you unbolt them from the stand they really aren't very heavy. No more than your average Vinyl Cutter as Richard said.

And maybe he will deliver too, who knows? :lol1: :D

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:08 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: PC 60 FOR SALE

Replies: 44

Views: 3495

I think £500 is a pretty decent price without having to deliver too. :D

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:07 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Which File do I import into corel please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2724

As you have said.

But what is on the disk?

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:03 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Which File do I import into corel please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2724

What do you mean by templates?

We use to sell a disk of Vehicle Outlines with EPS & PLT files on.

Is that what it is?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:28 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone tell me how to organise the fonts in Signlab?

Replies: 4

Views: 1866

Just click the text tool on the right hand tool bar. Then click the Blue "F" that appears below the file menu. There is a dialog box marked group, just highlight the group you wish to add (sanserif etc) then click the "select" button. Whatever groups you select will then appear i...

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:05 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone tell me how to organise the fonts in Signlab?

Replies: 4

Views: 1866

What version of Signlab are you running?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:55 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone help my plotter is not cutting properly?

Replies: 12

Views: 8253

Also check the blade holder to make sure the bearing is moving freely.

Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: A Question About Different Plotters

Replies: 23

Views: 6271

David-Foster- wrote:Is Finecut available for any Plotter or is it just a Mimaki product? I am currently swapping over to 100% Apple and I need a plug in for Illustrator just like I had on Corel. (Another Hijack!) :)


It's only drives Mimaki plotters David.

Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:39 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: gerber fasttrack 650 cutter

Replies: 7

Views: 3508

Chris do you use the old Composer Software? does it work on Windows XP? I thought it was only compatible up to Windows 98?

Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:08 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: why is the ink running out quick on mimaki jv33 please?

Replies: 21

Views: 4061

If he loses 50% then he is going to the wrong supplier!

His old machine should be very easy for them to move on. There are always people on the look out for a small 2nd user machine.

Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:55 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: why is the ink running out quick on mimaki jv33 please?

Replies: 21

Views: 4061

Simon, don't really no the answer to that one, to me the only dif. i can see is that it lays down ink in both directions which doubles the speed i can't see how this would affect the quality but maybe someone out there with a bit more knowledge could tell us if there is a dif. is it the 33 you have...

Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:53 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: which machine should i go for mimaki jv3 or Uniform LANCER?

Replies: 11

Views: 4808

thanks for that, the only thing i have noticed is that there is no take up roll, how do manage if you are doing a 16ft banner or large sign I would guess you can buy a take up spooler. Wouldn't be much fun on big jobs without one. :-? As John said the take up spooler has always been standard on the...

Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:18 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: which machine should i go for mimaki jv3 or Uniform LANCER?

Replies: 11

Views: 4808

Can answer some of them, the Uniform Lancer is a re badged Mutoh Value-jet. Mutoh are based in Belgium. Uniform is then brand name B & P put on all the machines, consumables etc. B & P have a network of distributors across the country if you call them I would guess they would let you know wh...

Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:59 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can i network & use signlab on multiple machines?

Replies: 6

Views: 1802

Gavin MacMillan wrote:This works very well, but be aware that 'design' has other limitations with exporting as well. Just so as you know!

G


If you ask Cadlink nicely exporting can be enabled on the design versions. In fact I think export is enabled nowadays on version 7.1 without the need to ask.

Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How much should I pay for this much printing?

Replies: 14

Views: 1714

I never asked for a quote because my customer never asked me for one, so was kinda irrelevant really :P Just wanted to check I wasn't getting shafted. If you are worried about your customer going elsewhere then surely it is relevant? If it was me I would have wanted to haggle a good price to increa...

Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How much should I pay for this much printing?

Replies: 14

Views: 1714

I appreciate that, but is that reflected in the price, or does it still sound too much? IMO, I should be charged £47pm for 1 - 10 metres, subsequent discounts thereafter depending on quantity. Surely it's up to the supplier if he offers a discount for larger quantity? why did you not ask the questi...

Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: has anyone else had a price increases this year?

Replies: 8

Views: 917

Is that the way it works for you Peter? thought for most it was just longer hours/more work to survive :(

Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Could I use an image even if it is copyrighted?

Replies: 33

Views: 6599

The ferrari logo is a trademark, shrek the movie character probably isnt, the name may be but the animated character probably wont be, thats the big difference. you can paint a picture of whatever you like, If I want to paint a picture of shrek I can, so long as I dont label it or pass it off as pr...

Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:41 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: simple vinyl cutting program

Replies: 11

Views: 3308

Just remembered. If the 2 computers are NOT networked, it can still work. Use a USB memory stick , or floppy. Install the Graphtec driver. Change the port location to FILE. Plot the job to a file on the USB stick or floppy. Give the files a PLT extension ( not sure if thats needed) Bring the stick ...

Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:22 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Buying a plotter in Scotland

Replies: 5

Views: 1693

You could try Silverskies, they are in Dornoch.

Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:31 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For Sale - Graphtec FC7000-130

Replies: 8

Views: 1441

Chris Finecut is bundled with Mimaki cutters. It only has a Mimaki driver, so cannot be used to drive any other plotter.

Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

Robert Lambie wrote:another cracking car mate... nice one...
i bought my first private plate last year. havent put it on the car yet though... i know stupid! :lol1:
mine is R 600GLE


where was the car test being done?


Best not forget mate, you lose it after a while if you don't put it on a vehicle! :o

Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

Staffordshire somewhere, not quite sure exactly followed the Nav :o My other half bought me one of those gift experience things last xmas. Just got round to booking it. Worth doing although they don't let you in the cars for long :( Also had an Aston Martin, Ferarri & porsche there too. Could ha...

Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:01 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

This was me last week, being told how I can't go round corners....

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Wouldn't mind one of those when my numbers come up :cool:

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

About 18mpg around town if you drive like a Priest. Which of course is not easy :lol1: That was the main reason it went, plus the fact insurance required limbs to be removed :lol1: Wouldn't mind another Mini, bit on the small side though. Would ideally like a dozen or so cars for different occasions...

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

Still got the plate Rob, it's on an L200 now. Not quite as much fun to driver as the Cooper S. Lost lots of money as I added about £4k worth of extras Nicola. Not a good idea on one of those cars. This is the best car I have had..... http://www.impactgs.co.uk/M3.JPG Long gone too now though :cry: :c...

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

Nicola Rowlands wrote:ooooh nice car brian :wink:

nik


Long gone I am afraid Nicola . Another one I lost lots of money on in a very short time :oops: :D

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: colour match please for mini hyper blue?

Replies: 23

Views: 2446

It's a medium blue, metallic so think you may have difficulty matching it.

Here is my old Hyper Blue Mini.....

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Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:06 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: roland camm1 GX24 -v- graphtec CE5000-60

Replies: 2

Views: 1443

Roland are no better a name than Graphtec. You shouldn't have any problems running a Graphtec with Corel Draw it's very straightforward. Not a lot to choose between the 2 machines. Shouldn't need the warranty as a decent Vinyl Cutter will rarely go wrong. On-Site warranty is still worth having thoug...

Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:26 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Help with importing 'full scale' vehicle profiles

Replies: 6

Views: 2736

You cannot use full scale outlines in Illustrator. There is a restriction to your working area, so it's the scaled versions for you I am afraid. Unless you get Corel Draw or Sign Making Program.

Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:53 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: why cant i use my plotter with any programes?

Replies: 3

Views: 1876

Not sure about Flexi, but in Signlab the normal Graphtec driver will not work. There is a dedicated usb driver. What version of Flexi do you have? where did you buy it? maybe they can advise you. Or speak to Graphtec themselves they will surely be able to help as they are also distributors of Flexi.

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:38 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: 3D VEHICLE PROFILE SOFTWARE

Replies: 11

Views: 2439

There are a few problems with it that I can see. You design onto a normal vehicle template, you then take the design into the 3D software. You then produce an animation. A spinning van is all very well & good. But spinning round is about all it does. It won't show the contours of the panels etc....

Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:02 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why does signlab 7.0 crashe when i do outlines please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1593

Signlab 7.0 is not compatible with Vista. You need version 7.1 build 10 for propper compatibility.

Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car or Van

Replies: 41

Views: 4158

Idont know if its gone up yet, mine is not listed on dvla database, but the nearest I can find is the pathfinder and that is £300 Pa but mine was purchased before the date specified so not sure till I get the reminder! it was £170 last time Peter Think it maybe has gone up a fiver from last year, s...

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car or Van

Replies: 41

Views: 4158

Peter Normington wrote:no need for a new one Lee,
lots of older ones around at reasonable money, especially since the rfl has gone up. but still cheaper than running a car and a van,
Peter


Has your Road Tax gone up Peter? mine is still £115 a year. Just renewed it. :cool:

Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: unique mini clubman graphics

Replies: 18

Views: 2379

Should be there now Chris, finally got that & Marcellas sent. Halleluyah :D

Your pic is a red cross mate?

Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: unique mini clubman graphics

Replies: 18

Views: 2379

Chris Windebank wrote:Nice Peter, where did you get the outline from? Have to do some work on the Clubman soon, Brian at Impact is working on the drawing now.


Just finished it Chris, would have emailed it already if it wasn't for useless bt broadband.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer

Replies: 28

Views: 5111

Just my opinion. If you are really interested give me a call & I will explain. Sufficed to say it's up to Roland who they chose to sell there machines & they do not need a reason to stop supplying somebody with them. Look through the magazines, I don't think you will see one advertised below...

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer

Replies: 28

Views: 5111

Is there some sort of 'gagging order' on this forum? Surely not! A forum is for the exchange of information that helps/assists others. I think you will find Roland do not like their distributors to discount their machines. The SP300 is a cracking deal already @ £6495. If Richard has managed to leav...

Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Newbie looking for advice on Vinyl Cutters

Replies: 33

Views: 4955

I assume that price is plus V.A.T Jo-Ann? it's a good price either way. The cutter on it's own is £995+vat + delivery. If it does include V.A.T then somebody is making pennies so I would take their arm off at that price. A stand, 2 year warranty, optical sensor & usb cable are standard with the ...

Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: DO I NEED A LAMINATER?

Replies: 33

Views: 4804

Ring a few people, not sure in Ireland. Should get something decent for around £2k maybe less :)

Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: DO I NEED A LAMINATER?

Replies: 33

Views: 4804

If you can afford the Printer then surely you can afford a Laminator. You don't need anything fancy. Just a cold one is all you need, you can pick them up very cheaply these days. Surely cheaper in the long run than at best re doing stuff for people. And at worst losing business & getting a bad ...

Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: grenadier 54 print and cut reduced price to sell

Replies: 8

Views: 1010

Maybe he means it's his own machine & he is not a dealer/selling it on somebodies behalf?

If you want a decent price Steve you really should get the heads sorted. It's sure to put a lot of people off.

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:18 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

Similar to MR Clipart only better, they are the other German company that produces outlines. Does cost 499 Euros though, almost £350.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

Not trying to convince you outlines are the only way forward Ian. Obviously it's each to their own. And the original post was asking the difference between outlines. I am sure the author of the post was aware a digital camera was an alternative :)

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

If you take a photo & size one panel by that it does not mean the rest of the vehicle will be sized correctly. For example if you take a pic & the wheelbase measurement, then size up the photo the length will be too short. I know because I have done it. You will get issues with perspective h...

Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:31 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

James email with your customer number & what format you need & I will reply with the outline. Saturday is generally my only day off but I have a disk here at home so can send what you need.

Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:32 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

Have just seen the FAQ "All images remain the property of their existing owner. We have obtained a distribution license for the product. You are not permitted to resell this product, but are welcome to use all of the images for your desired purpose, providing you do not infringe the copyright&q...

Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:28 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

The Mini outline looks very much like one of the German outlines. Maybe they have a licence agreement with one of them? I know Spandex did some kind of deal a while back with MR Clipart, that is why they were able to give away free outlines disks. I think you still can get them free through their po...

Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:01 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Disc - v's others

Replies: 57

Views: 20936

Where can you buy one for £25 Frank? I know there are 2 or 3 people selling them on the afore mentioned ebay at that price. And I have no doubt they are copies of one of the German disks. And a disk is generally all you get, no book, no support, unliley to even get a label on the disk! As far as I a...

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Delivery services?

Replies: 3

Views: 610

Caring/Couriers are two words that don't fit together these days (:)

Sorry can't help good luck finding one though!

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:35 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: did my dongle come with its own installation disc?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Cool just in time for the weekend :lol1:

Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:59 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: did my dongle come with its own installation disc?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Have you edited that from Signlab to SignPal ,mate? could have sworn it said Signlab :-?

Have you tried hasp.com to get the latest driver (if it's a hasp dongle) did you plug the dongle in before installing the program?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:42 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: did my dongle come with its own installation disc?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

What kind of dongle is it? grey parallel, white (hasp) parallel or usb?

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mats

Replies: 17

Views: 1880

Cheers all, yes Lynn it's a boy.

Stupid mistakes come naturally to me Gary :D

Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mats

Replies: 17

Views: 1880

Lynn wrote:Brain "little ones arrival" :roll: what don't we know

Lynn


That life may never be the same again :o :D

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Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mats

Replies: 17

Views: 1880

Chris Windebank wrote:well glass it is then. Thanks all for your help. Hope the move went OK Brian?


Yes thanks, just struggling with sleep at the moment after the little uns arrival last Monday. Should have moved to a 0 bedroom house :lol1:

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mats

Replies: 17

Views: 1880

Steve @ Graphic Sign Supplies in Harpenden does them. Don't know how competitive his prices are... (?)

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer Mimaki or Mutoh?

Replies: 26

Views: 2862

Alan is always doing deals. You can part ex goats, sheep, camels stilts etc etc. Just call Del Boy :D

Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:51 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer Mimaki or Mutoh?

Replies: 26

Views: 2862

Brian It is just another thing to think about when purchasing one of these machines. How much ink does it waste. I know how much you pay for a new machine but when you work it out it nearly adds 50% onto what you are already paying for the machine monthly! I think I am reading to much into the ink ...

Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer Mimaki or Mutoh?

Replies: 26

Views: 2862

Peter So if I read into what you said:- "the mimaki dosnt waste that much ink when cleaning, and you can set it on a 24hr cycle, it can be left indefinatly though without use. I am told that it would take over three months to drain a full set of inks? " Does that mean it would waste nearl...

Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Problems with P-Cut and its users?

Replies: 16

Views: 8160

The only problem I have with a few P-Cut users is the ones that have spent £200-£300 on the Plotter, then are trying to get it to work with £1500+ worth of software. Sure some may have legitimate software. And if that's the case they should have no problems getting help from their software supplier ...

Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:06 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Does anyone know how to set the program on the Mutoh?

Replies: 3

Views: 2468

You have to put a pen in the machine in & plot out the settings as I recall. Not done it for a fair few years mind you. What software are you using? in Signlab you can adjust the output size. I expect you can do that in other programs as well by adjusting the plotter driver settings.

Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:46 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me why mutoh rockII wot print blue/black?

Replies: 6

Views: 2096

Hi Brian we are located near Dartford, Kent. If they are normal sort of rates then I certainly feel better about the hourly rate we charge, in fact I can feel an increase coming on! Dave You could give Alan @ Flynn Signs a call, he is in Cheshunt so not far away. He has a couple of Engineers he use...

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:17 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me why mutoh rockII wot print blue/black?

Replies: 6

Views: 2096

Where abouts in the country are you Dave? Those prices sound like the going rate these days. Depending where you are you may be able to get somebody to save some hard earned £'s.

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Suggestions Please - Am I doing the Right thing?

Replies: 15

Views: 1444

Personally I wouldn't send them a letter admitting any possibility of liability.

I am with Harry & Phill ignore the muppett.

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle outline CD

Replies: 6

Views: 1049

Thanks for the kind words, glad the Post Office I doing their job too :cool:

Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:57 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE

Replies: 1

Views: 657

Signlab 7.1 Print & Cut is £2250+vat, still £900 will be a bargain for somebody :cool:

Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:09 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why can i not see all the lines when importing outlines?

Replies: 2

Views: 1351

As Alan says it's probably the line style not being displayed.

Just hold the ALT key & press "N"

Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle outline CD

Replies: 6

Views: 1049

Sorry we have been very busy. I have replied to your email. Also you can call the mobile number on the answerphone any time, it's never turned off.

Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:42 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vectorizing

Replies: 65

Views: 22807

My comments also weren't really bashing people with PCuts etc... - just the ones who think that being a signmaker just involves buying a Pcut, a knockoff copy of Flexi and a couple of CD-Roms of vectors :D [ From now on any mention of Pcutters will refer directly to these sort of people, not just s...

Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:13 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: plotter question

Replies: 7

Views: 1709

Photo's of plotters wouldn't look too clever if they took pics of cut Vinyl before weeding :o :lol1:

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vectorizing

Replies: 65

Views: 22807

Yes Brian, it is true. Use the magic wand, make the selection. right click mouse button, then select Make Work Path, then export to AI. Its not brilliant. I wouldn't use it. I use it when I have to make a contour cut line for a print and cut file and that's it. Do you use Photoshop Brian? Not a lot...

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vectorizing

Replies: 65

Views: 22807

I stand corrected if true. Sounds like it won't be easy to get even a half decent result for somebody new to the concept though. Like you say probably much easier with Corel, or a dedicated Sign Making Program. Even the cheap ones like ArtCut have reasonable vetorising capabilities.

Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:56 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vectorizing

Replies: 65

Views: 22807

Hi, I had been using photoshop to vectorize them but it doesn't want to play today. :( Can I upgrade my current program to hotshot or do I need to buy the complete package? Thanks Photoshop is a bitmap program. You cannot convert bitmaps to vectors in it. And if you import a vector into it, it will...

Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best Entry Level Digital Printer ????

Replies: 2

Views: 686

Ali have you done a search on the topic? there are endless topics & posts on the subject.

Do a search for Roland Versacamm, Uniform Cadet, Mimaki JV3 & Mutoh Rock Hopper you will find them to be the most popular.

Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:57 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Does anyone have an idea on how to do this?

Replies: 25

Views: 2543

Colour the tiny white bits on the image black. Get it digitally printed on white, then just contour the basic tree shape. Maybe the small black bits will be too small to notice much a slightly different shade? :-?

Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:06 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Can anyone tell me how to get round lettering please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2194

How about if you draw some circles or type some text in Artcut? ie not using Corel. Are the bits that are supposed to be round, round then?

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:21 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise if corel 11 is worth buying please?

Replies: 41

Views: 11531

Chris Wool wrote:you seen the previous dates on this post Hugh


Yes Hugh check the dates :lol1:

That's why the 4 years too long comment is there :D

Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:25 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: help please trying to get a traditional look?

Replies: 22

Views: 2831

Jillbeans wrote:I would try to get a clip art of a good looking chicken,


Does such a thing exist? :o :lol1:

Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:57 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Does anybody know where I can get hard copy manual

Replies: 7

Views: 4453

Who is Graham?

I have told you the 2 companies that sell Flexi. A quick call to either would answer your question. And fyi I can't see profiles.

Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:51 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Does anybody know where I can get hard copy manual

Replies: 7

Views: 4453

Try contacting Graphtec or Granthams. May be worth introducing yourself first. Doubt anybody will be overly helpful as this is your 1st post. And many myself included may jump to the conclusion that you have a cracked copy of Flexi hence no manual. Apologies if that is not the case, but there seems ...

Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:38 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: why is my P630 plotter not cutting correctly?

Replies: 22

Views: 12433

Another P-Cut Flexi combo eh? :o

Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:36 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cheapest place to buy VersaCamms

Replies: 12

Views: 2358

You are none the wiser as there is no real answer to your question. Ring all the Roland dealers to get a price & buy one from the one that you feel would give you the best support/price balance. That's what I would do anyway. You probably won't find huge price difference between them. Another op...

Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:20 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cheapest place to buy VersaCamms

Replies: 12

Views: 2358

May have trouble getting somebody to Honor the warranty if you buy from the States :o

Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle library

Replies: 28

Views: 4449

I've always wondered why the manufacturers don't produce easily accessible templates of their vans/cars? I remember they used to supply scale drawings on squared paper, for body builders and the like. I would have thought it to their advantage to do so in a vector format... Considering the percenta...

Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:25 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle library

Replies: 28

Views: 4449

Ian Bingham wrote:wow rob
didn't know you started making signs when you were 4yrs old


Please bear in mind Rob's Avatar is a 20 year old pic :D

Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:25 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle library

Replies: 28

Views: 4449

The artwork we use come from Ford Motor Company. You will never get 100% accurate outline ever. A front of a car is particularly difficult to show on a 2 dimensional drawing. Try taking a photo front the front as see what you get! If you are going to the trouble of measuring the angles on indicators...

Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: 3D-signage: assortment from Germany

Replies: 34

Views: 14704

I don't think you will get any bad reviews for those Manfred. Excellent stuff :cool:

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:54 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: what are the correct settings to input onto pcut 630?

Replies: 15

Views: 8081

Ali you cannot seriously expect a £250 cutter to be as quick as your Graphtec? it will be much slower that's just the way they are & is perfectly normal.

Perhaps if you fit a Nitrous kit to it that may pep it up a bit :D

Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:39 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: what are the correct settings to input onto pcut 630?

Replies: 15

Views: 8081

As long have you have the correct settings in your software, for Width (probably going to be about 580mm ish) & Length you do not need to adjust the plotter. The only time you would mess around with the x,y positions would be if you wanted set a new origin point. If for example you had already c...

Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:20 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: what are the correct settings to input onto pcut 630?

Replies: 15

Views: 8081

What do you mean x y settings? just adjust the pinch rollers to fit your media. Load the Vinyl & lower the pinch rollers. It's the same principle whatever cutter you have. Not being funny but if you cannot manage that part you may be in for a bit of a struggle. Unless you are asking something di...

Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: been working on own logo would value your comments?

Replies: 24

Views: 4587

John Wilson wrote:
UPPERLevel wrote:Hi Jeff,

I agree about the mobile no, you would be better getting an 0845 or a local number and diverting it to your mobile!


Dan


Would that not cost him a fortune?


Only if people ring you :D


*edit* sorry "him"

Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:53 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Can Optical Laser be fitted to the PCut range?

Replies: 21

Views: 9920

Hi Barb, Yeah that's exactly what i'm talking about. Just can't seem to find any supplier or manufacturers of them. May i ask what machine you are using Barb? Dan It's a Roland Dan, don't take it the wrong way but Roland, Graphtec, Mimaki & Summagraphics are all higher end machines. Most if not...

Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: rubber stamp - help

Replies: 14

Views: 1443

Hi Brian, I asked for an update for my disk just last week and I was told that you don't send all the new outlines that you got, just the outlines for the vehicles that we need. Is this true? There are so many new vans out now since I bought my disk at the end of last year. From Mark We send the ou...

Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: rubber stamp - help

Replies: 14

Views: 1443

Derek Heron wrote:oop s well it is friday

brian need my discs updated can someone give me a call

Derek


lol wishful thinking there Derek, will get Paul to give you a bell :lol1:

Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: rubber stamp - help

Replies: 14

Views: 1443

Think you may have mis read the question there Derek?

That's the kind of thing I normally do :D

Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:38 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: where can i get creation Pcut 630 USB driver please?

Replies: 10

Views: 4059

What build of Signlab do you have? I have never used a P-Cut with Signlab 7.1 but it is certainly listed under Creation in the drivers. As Peter said contact your supplier. If you have upgraded recently it seems strange there are no Creation drivers. Who supplied it? I am sure they will help :)

Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:24 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Can Optical Laser be fitted to the PCut range?

Replies: 21

Views: 9920

I doubt very much it is possible. And if it was it would probably cost as much as buying a Graphtec, Summa, Mimaki etc that already has the facility as standard.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Camera recommendations

Replies: 35

Views: 2824

This is mine....

http://www.cameras.co.uk/camera-reviews ... sc-t30.cfm

Don't think it has been around 18 months so may be a different one to yours Marcella.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Camera recommendations

Replies: 35

Views: 2824

Sticker on mine says the battery is good for 420 pics. More than enough for me :o

Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Camera recommendations

Replies: 35

Views: 2824

I have Sony Cybershot too a T30. Mine has something called steadyshot? does yours have that Marcella? surely that is something to do with shaking (?) Excellent Camera anyway, good pics very long battery life, small etc. And good for an idiot to work which for me is useful :cool:

Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Norfolk

Replies: 19

Views: 2226

Re: Lo

Lucky wrote:Hello


Hello & Welcome.

You can now move on to the Hello may name is "insert name here" forum :D

Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:15 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: what vinyl is suitable for airbrushing a wrap?

Replies: 18

Views: 7817

jeff66 wrote:err.... Why not just paint the car?


Because it's a lot easier to remove a vehicle wrap than it is to respray a car when it's time to sell, or time for a change. :o

Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How fast....

Replies: 20

Views: 2185

Marcella wrote:4.63 ................ now stop it ................. I've got things to do :oops:


Alright you win :clap2: :D

Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How fast....

Replies: 20

Views: 2185

Marcella wrote:4.77 ............. I'm stopping now..........this is ridiculous. :oops: :oops: :oops:


Just got 4.7. Surely you can give it another go? :D

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How fast....

Replies: 20

Views: 2185

5.44 I'm getting better. Brian ............... I didn't intend to spend my saturday night doing something as pointless ................ but thanks to you ............ I CAN'T STOP! :evil: :lol1: Well I am off to the pub now, hope you have beaten my time by the time I get back. I am sure it won't ta...

Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How fast....

Replies: 20

Views: 2185

How fast....

....are you?

I managed 4.95s. Says you need below 4 to be fast though :o

http://free-online-games.nu/alphabet.html

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:42 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone have any info on graphtec ce5000-60 please?

Replies: 21

Views: 5607

Might be an idea to introduce yourself in the hello forum then. Tell everyone a little about yourself & what you do. Your 1st 4 posts plugged a company & it gives a strong impression that if it's not your company it's somebody you have an association with.

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a garment film that can be printed using the JV3?

Replies: 9

Views: 1166

Mathew I think maybe you should read the board rules before you post any more. That is 4 out of 4 posts blatantly plugging somebody that most of us have never heard of.

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:50 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: can you do engraving using your plotter?

Replies: 13

Views: 5056

Your posts are getting very predictable :-?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:48 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone have any info on graphtec ce5000-60 please?

Replies: 21

Views: 5607

Re: The helpful guys at HometoGifts.co.uk

Wouldn't have anything to do with them by chance?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: building site boards

Replies: 6

Views: 1090

Have a look at somewhere like here. There are lots of them. Depends what the customer wants :)

http://www.archersafetysigns.co.uk/construction.asp

Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:18 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i import impact outlines into X3 please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2150

What version of Signlab is it? EPS is usually better than AI. Even in Signlab 7.1 bits seem to disappear between Signlab & Corel when you export as Ai.

Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:48 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: will vehicle outline import into flexisign?

Replies: 14

Views: 8194

It has Rigid Trucks & Tractor Cabs. Lists what it covers on the web site. You will get the best price if you become a member here :)

Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:36 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: will vehicle outline import into flexisign?

Replies: 14

Views: 8194

...have changed them now Alan. Try the EPS files.

Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:14 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: will vehicle outline import into flexisign?

Replies: 14

Views: 8194

one that I have tried is, pro vehicle outlines ( http://www.digitalauto.on.ca/ ) and another is: impact (http://www.impactgs.co.uk/ ) Both allow you to download a few samples and play around with them... Any help please as this is doing my head in... many thanks The files on our web site are scaled...

Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:55 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone have any info on graphtec ce5000-60 please?

Replies: 21

Views: 5607

Gareth, a stand is standard with Graphtec these days :cool:

Tue May 29, 2007 2:35 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 7

Views: 1522

Always best if you call us direct Carl, as I said we don't have you on our database so I didn't know who you were. The disk is version 23 so yours is probably 14-15 months old I would guess.

Tue May 29, 2007 1:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 7

Views: 1522

Carl, I do not know who you are as you are not on our database. To my knowledge you have never spoken to me. In answer to your question MR Clipart also sell outlines. You can buy them from direct or from Ingram Publishing, Victory etc. Good luck if you choose that route. And good luck getting any up...

Fri May 25, 2007 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: LFC Bus wrap

Replies: 18

Views: 1759

You sure it's not just a old bus ;) maybe 2 years old with the date changed?? No worries I'm sure we will win it again soon enough :cool: If it was they would have done well to modify this video too..... http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2031397547 :D

Fri May 25, 2007 2:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle outlines

Replies: 29

Views: 7021

Thanks Brian. Well being a rookie the problem often is not knowing what i need :) But in my last collection i could not find Nissan Navara 2006 or Toyota Hiace short 2007 and that struck me as odd. Or am i missing someting? The latest Hiace was an '97 model and i know there have been changes since ...

Fri May 25, 2007 12:54 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle outlines

Replies: 29

Views: 7021

Thanks for the quick reply. It says in the ad that "its UK dedicated" What does that mean? I'm not from UK :) It means on some Vans the sliding doors will be on the wrong side, as we drive on the Left. There will also be vans you may not see over there like the LDV Maxus. And Opels will b...

Fri May 25, 2007 10:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: BEST WAY TO LINE UP LETTERING ON A VEHICLE

Replies: 16

Views: 1872

Does depend a lot what the van is though ELTEL. If you take something like the previous model Astra Van (not sure about the 2007 model) then the only real way is to do it by eye. If you line up by mouldings, body lines etc it will end up looking wonky whatever way you go.

Thu May 24, 2007 3:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: LFC Bus wrap

Replies: 18

Views: 1759

Oooops :lol1:

Thu May 17, 2007 12:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Stock photography

Replies: 3

Views: 687

dreamstime.com is a good un.

Tue May 15, 2007 5:21 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: What roland cutter is the best one on the market?

Replies: 21

Views: 6763

If he has the dongle then obviously there is no problem Adam. It just seems a strange combination. Flexi can cost almost £3k, using it to run a cutter that cost a few hundred quid seems odd. I don't think it is unreasonable to establish somebody has legitimate software before offering help that's al...

Mon May 14, 2007 7:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of commercial maps required !

Replies: 4

Views: 874

Dave, one of our customers had a job last week to do the same thing. I think he needed it something like 5M long. Apparently an EPS file of the map cost £500 :o Would ask him where he got it but he has just gone on holiday. His looked like this..... http://www.impactgs.co.uk/map.jpg

Sun May 13, 2007 5:53 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: What roland cutter is the best one on the market?

Replies: 21

Views: 6763

Baron how did you come up with a Rabbit/Flexi combination? :o

Fri May 11, 2007 1:42 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: What roland cutter is the best one on the market?

Replies: 21

Views: 6763

baron wrote:thanks, spoke to a local company that supplies graphtec , who will come out and set it all up and are very reasonable priced, its a graphtec CE5000-60, any one had any experience with them?


You can't go wrong with one of those, I am sure you will be happy with it :cool:

Fri May 11, 2007 8:47 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: What roland cutter is the best one on the market?

Replies: 21

Views: 6763

Sorry meant to say you will be fine with the other 2 you mention :oops:

Thu May 10, 2007 10:11 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: What roland cutter is the best one on the market?

Replies: 21

Views: 6763

If you are just going to cut Stencils & Vinyl avoid the PC60.

May be worth avoiding the PC60 altogether (-)

Tue May 08, 2007 9:00 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help please with signlab 5 & windows xp?

Replies: 9

Views: 3137

Lorraine Clinch wrote:Wasn't there also an issue with installing SP2 and conflicts?


That was Signlab 6 Lorraine, you used to get dozens of letters every time you typed a letter :o

Sun May 06, 2007 7:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: need some advice on what software to buy sign lab or flexi s

Replies: 3

Views: 970

Get demo copies of them. Opinion is divided here, but they will both do the job so it's down to personal preference. Also do a search you will find a few topics on the subject :cool:

Fri May 04, 2007 5:52 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise if i should upgrade signlab please?

Replies: 19

Views: 6477

Well that is all tremendously helpful Derek. And your reply makes no attempt to answer Phil's question. A question perhaps you are not qualified to answer, unless maybe you just have a copy of Signlab 7.1 Print & Cut somewhere there going to waste. And spending well over £2000 on Flexi Sign Pro...

Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:34 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise if i should upgrade signlab please?

Replies: 19

Views: 6477

If you're only cutting vinyl I can't see the point of upgrading? If you were printing too though, now that's a different ball-game. If printing there's seriously only one choice- Flexi-sign pro would be the way to go signlab/cadlink and the competitors are miles behind Well that is all tremendously...

Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:57 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone advise if i should upgrade signlab please?

Replies: 19

Views: 6477

As others have said Phil, it's the colour stuff that has changed most since version 5.0. But there is other useful stuff if you are just cutting Vinyl, like better compatibility when importing/exporting. PDF support, & plenty of new tools etc. If you did upgrade your Expert version it would go u...

Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anyone advise how to preview EPS & AI files?

Replies: 27

Views: 8618

The file names you have listed are the exact way we name our files. We are the only people that provide a disk with Ai & PLT files. You have a copy of an old disk, originally there would have been 2 disks. The other would have had EPS, PLT files. If it the disk doesn't have our name it's clearly...

Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:15 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anyone advise how to preview EPS & AI files?

Replies: 27

Views: 8618

marketdrayton wrote:Peter, i have spent most of the day downloading every one of the recommended viewers - with no success whatsoever......the closest i came was with photoshop!! :(


Is there a name on the disk to suggest where it came from? or a version?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact help please

Replies: 5

Views: 827

Not as big as the super high roof one :o :lol1:

Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact help please

Replies: 5

Views: 827

Yep Lee is right 0055 in version 21 :cool:

Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:09 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: First Vinyl Plotter Help

Replies: 5

Views: 1730

All the leading Sign Making Softwares require a Dongle. And a good job too. If you buy won't that doesn't have one then it's almost certainly a cracked copy & you won't get much help with it here.

Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:21 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Unusual question?

Replies: 9

Views: 3848

so is artcut OK? does it provide the necessary driver files for the Pcut? I wasn't sure whether the problems I was experiencing was just due to the fact that I am not cutting a roll of vinyl but sheets of A2! Ah well, back to the practicing with the pen :) Artcut will certainly do what you want it ...

Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:18 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: First Vinyl Plotter Help

Replies: 5

Views: 1730

....sorry it's a friction fed machine, not sprocketed. A good machine if you can get it at a good price. Don't forget you will need some software though!

Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:16 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: First Vinyl Plotter Help

Replies: 5

Views: 1730

A gerber Fastrack is a re-badged Mutoh SC series.

It's the software that will need the dongle not the cutter. Just about any software should run it, Omega, Flexi, Signlab & the cheaper ones too.

Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ebay Joker?

Replies: 15

Views: 1811

smedia wrote:in saying that he has a "learn to be a plumber" dvd for £6.............

:P


Looks like you can be a plumber for £1.49! may have a go myself, they know how to charge.

Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ebay Joker?

Replies: 15

Views: 1811

Looks like all his other items are ripped off too :-?

Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:03 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Unusual question?

Replies: 9

Views: 3848

You can buy Artcut, it's often bundled with the P-Cut. I think it is only about £25. You could still use illustrator to originate your artwork then import the files for cutting.

Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:39 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can multiple copies of signlab be able to run at same time?

Replies: 6

Views: 2039

I was just about too edit my post to say that :) Beat me too it Brian Steve When you install Signlab I think it always defaults to being turned off, not sure why. If you speak to Bernie @ Cadlink he will tell you to leave it that way. Not quite sure why though? but he definitely doesn't like it!

Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:35 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can multiple copies of signlab be able to run at same time?

Replies: 6

Views: 2039

You need to have Multiple Instance ticked, it's under the options menu.

Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:55 am

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise if i need a new Pcut stepper motor?

Replies: 13

Views: 7911

You will find their details at...

signwizard.co.uk & flynnsigns.co.uk

Assume I am allowed to post this (?)

Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:47 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how do i identify which plotter i have?

Replies: 13

Views: 6463

edit. ooops sorry got that wrong.

Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:07 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how do i identify which plotter i have?

Replies: 13

Views: 6463

Looks similar to the P-Cut, definitely looks like it comes from China.

Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:29 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how do i identify which plotter i have?

Replies: 13

Views: 6463

This is a CE1000-60, if yours looks exactly the same then I would guess it is (?)

Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Van Lettered £25 - Rant

Replies: 11

Views: 1755

Was it van lettering "for" or van lettering "from" A lot of people advertise low prices to get enquiries & then talk people up to something better. £25 does seem stupidly low though. Hopefully they will only attract the type of people that only want to spend pennies, business...

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: *** A Worlds First, for UKSB ***

Replies: 83

Views: 13378

It's not bitter as we know it, it's Lager. Had plenty of it when I was over there :o

Not a bad drop of gear, you can only buy it in bottles over here though. Stubbies as the aussies would say :D

Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: *** A Worlds First, for UKSB ***

Replies: 83

Views: 13378

VB=Victoria Bitter :D

Can be found in the odd pub over here.

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: *** A Worlds First, for UKSB ***

Replies: 83

Views: 13378

If you come and visit our stand at the NEC we will being having our free bar as usual, so if you want to pop in and say hello you are all welcome to! I'm not sure if i'll be allowed to go as i'm not sure about health and safety laws on stands and heavily pregnant women :( Will it be stocked with Ba...

Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 2

Views: 897

Cheers Fred, surprised myself as you live at the end of the world. My faith in Royal Mail has been restored :)

Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:04 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Strange plotter problem???

Replies: 9

Views: 3737

Would have thought Richard had the right idea. They aren't clever enough to tell what material is loaded so must be something to do with the sensors.

Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge plotter

Replies: 16

Views: 2372

Is it not repairable? 6 years is not very old in Gerber years.

Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:25 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: which plotter sould i go for a graohtec or a summa?

Replies: 30

Views: 15623

Not much to choose between either machine, I would buy whichever was cheapest. You will be happy whichever way you go :cool:

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact Help

Replies: 8

Views: 1011

Yes it will. The new Peugeot Experts, Fiat Scudo's & Citroen Dispatch's are the last vehicles we put on :)

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact Help

Replies: 8

Views: 1011

Marcella wrote:sorry, never realised it was a new one .......... I gave you the ref for a 2005!


.............. another blonde moment I believe! :oops:


It's a very new one Marcella, only been out a few weeks I think. Citroen & Fiat have a van the same shape too.

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Impact Help

Replies: 8

Views: 1011

The new one won't be on your disk mate it wasn't around in November when you bought your disk, drop me an email & I will send it over...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:23 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone help with ink waste problem on mimaki?

Replies: 13

Views: 5107

You can change the interval between cleaning cycles. By default I think it is set to clean every 4 hours. You can reduce it to every 24 hours.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:07 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: 2nd user solvent printer

Replies: 29

Views: 2843

Alan @ Flynn Signs has a couple Marcella. He recently bought one from a customer of ours that upgraded.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: 2nd user solvent printer

Replies: 29

Views: 2843

Ooops forgot to press submit :oops: A little under £5k less than I thought. It is the sort of machine that is not going to lose much money if you decided to sell/upgrade it in the future.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:50 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: 2nd user solvent printer

Replies: 29

Views: 2843

You should be able to get a 54" Print & Cut Resolve for £5-£6k Marcella. Not the fastest but a good machine for the money. May be a little more than 2 years old though. Wouldn't let the age put you off too much though. I don't know anything about these machines Brian ......... I'll google ...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:05 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

Harry Cleary wrote:He obviously told the wife 'to keep the change! :D :D :D Happens all the time :( :(


:lol1: :lol1:

Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:55 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

We don't charge for delivery, Michael paid £99 which translates to 148 ish euros according to xe.com. Not VAT either as he is in the Republic of Ireland & VAT registered :)

Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:49 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: 2nd user solvent printer

Replies: 29

Views: 2843

You should be able to get a 54" Print & Cut Resolve for £5-£6k Marcella. Not the fastest but a good machine for the money. May be a little more than 2 years old though. Wouldn't let the age put you off too much though.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:42 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

Sorry Martin missed the "1" meant 150, a bit different than 200 :cool:

Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:10 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

We don't ever take vehicle off Michael, I emailed the Mk2 Escort last night, did you get it? you paid £99 which should be less than 50 euros, where does the 200 come from? :o Setting up a web site where you can download single outlines would cost a fortune. A long while ago we looked into it. You ca...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

Is this the shape you are after Michael? have a front & back view too so will be able to produce an outline for it. We have lots of artwork for stuff we don't have. Probably enough to keep me busy for the next 10 years :o :lol1: Computers as we know them wern't invented in 1975, let alone an out...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:51 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

...btw Michael, the original disk we sent came back this morning. It had been removed from the Jiffy Bag & ruined. It had a sticker on to say the address was incomplete, yet it had exactly the same address as the one you emailed to us. Only the name was different.

Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4600

The American Ambulances are on there as somebody provided us some artwork & they wanted them. There are only a few, we put them on the disk as somebody else "may" need them. Can't see having a disk with something on there as a negative point? there are many Vans, Cars, Trucks etc you y...

Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:06 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: MOTORCYCLE OUTLINES

Replies: 31

Views: 10991

Here you go....

http://www.digitalauto.on.ca/

Not 100% sure what they have.

Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:43 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: MOTORCYCLE OUTLINES

Replies: 31

Views: 10991

oh ok martin, cheers. not enough demand!! got to be joking my friend!! matt We have been asked about 20 times in the last 12 years. The amount of time it would take to produce a disk would not justify selling a couple a year. Wouldn't be helped by the fact that many manufacturers change their model...

Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Any one do dirt bike decals?

Replies: 2

Views: 871

These guys specialise in that kinda thing Peter..

http://www.danger-uk.co.uk/index07.html

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:05 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with problem creating a shadow in signlab?

Replies: 13

Views: 3434

What colour is the box? can't you contour then clip it?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:52 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with problem creating a shadow in signlab?

Replies: 13

Views: 3434

Did you try publishing to PDF from X3 then importing into Signlab?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:50 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: can anyone tell me if i can use Pcut with Flexisign Pro 7?

Replies: 14

Views: 8320

£3000 software program & a £300 Plotter? :o

Graphtec distribute Flexi and obviously have lots of experience in Vinyl Cutters. Give them a call.

Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Happy Christmas Hugh :lol1: :lol1: Surprised the Post Office lose lots of your stuff. We send hundreds of packages & it is very very rare any go missing. Guess I was lucky to get my money back, although if I want it back in my bank rather than in the Paypal account I will have to pay their %. So...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Didn't know there were forums?! :o

Had a look for ebays procedure for getting stuff removed. It had a list of the only ways you could get stuff removed. What happened to me wasn't on the list :(

*edit* cheers Dave missed the link you posted will take a look there now :cool:

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Well today I got an email from Paypal to say that their investigation had been found in my favour. Also that the guy had the fundsa in his account to cover it. The email said up to 5 days until it will show. Just logged on to Paypal & it is showing now! so best spend it quick. Thanks everyone fo...

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Fantasy-which would you choose

Replies: 70

Views: 13021

Lorraine Clinch wrote:Is there any huge difference in print quality between the Versacamm & JV3?


Print quality should be the same as they both use the same Epson heads. Depending on what RIP is running it of course.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:51 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Plotter Problem

Replies: 78

Views: 27598

I've no serial port on my pc but that's easy enough remedied. But I could use a usb to serial converter???? Would that be adviseable? Is a serial cable a better option than a parallel? Well if you have tried a new parallel cable & it doesn't work, then getting a serial cable is something I woul...

Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:55 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Plotter Problem

Replies: 78

Views: 27598

It's all getting confusing :o Marcella get a serial cable from Hybrid (think maybe that is what you are going to do anyway?) best check you have a 9 pin serial port on the pc 1st as well. Most do unless it's a newish Dell or something similar. The parallel cables are standard printer cables. So if i...

Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:21 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Plotter Problem

Replies: 78

Views: 27598

Marcella wrote:Brian,
serial or parallel ports on my Mimaki, no usb as it's about 6 years old.
(


Didn't think it would have a usb. May be worth getting a serial cable from Mimaki to try though?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:38 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Plotter Problem

Replies: 78

Views: 27598

Edit to say ......... got around that problem, the info is sending but the plotter is not responding :( Have you tried to see if it'll communicate with the plotter at all - not just plot? A 'get page size' or 'plotter ID' will see if there are ANY comms between them. Dave You can't poll size if the...

Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

That's the downside of the feedback system, I pay within minutes of winning the auction. Wait patiently for 2 weeks. Get told it's tough as it must be the Post Office's fault. And you can guarantee if I leave poor feedback he will do the same. :evil:

Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Cheers fellers, have logged the complaint with paypal. If you try to log it with ebay also it just keeps directing you to paypal. So I guess paypal is the only route I need to go to. Have also removed my bank account from paypal. Credit card is the way forward in future I think. :cool:

Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Have just made a report to ebay as apparently it's against ebay rules to have false contact details. His telephone number listing it just the Swindon area code twice!

If he clears his paypal account can I still make a claim from paypal?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Have filed a complaint, will see what happens.

My paypal money comes straight from my current account? am I best to do it all on my credit card? didn't know you could?

I guess if you can it makes sense to do so as you have more protection? :-?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4296

Anybody been stung on ebay?

I bought a map disk for my Sat Nav for £120 a couple of weeks ago. Thought I would save £80 over the BMW price. Paid by Paypal, the guy said he has sent it recorded over a week ago. Has given me a Royal Mail recorded delivery number (recorded can't be traced until it has been signed for) so the numb...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: impact help

Replies: 4

Views: 934

Should be mate, FORD0050-57 depending on door/window configarations.

Sorry thought somebody had sent you an outline & you were wondering why! It's been a long day. :lol1:

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: impact help

Replies: 4

Views: 934

Who has sent it :-?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 18

Views: 4522

On the disk they are supplied actual size & 1-20 scale.

If you have downloaded the samples they are 1-20 so you will need to resize them. Some programs will not be able to import the vehicles full size, that is why the samples are scaled down.

What software are you using Lee?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:06 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Matan Sprinter for sale

Replies: 6

Views: 941

If my memory serves me correctly (which it usually doesn't) I think it is. Didn't realise they were that much new though, could have bought a very nice Ferarri for that & still had nearly enough change to insure it :lol1:

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:59 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Matan Sprinter for sale

Replies: 6

Views: 941

It's a thermal printer isn't it?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2441

I thought you were married John? surely you don't need an iron? :o

:lol1:

Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can you recomend a Trade Printer please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1496

You could try DDi in Norwich. I know they are strictly trade only so no chance of them trying to nick your customers :cool:

www.dynamic-ddi.co.uk/

Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2441

Surely to get the ball rolling you need to tell us what you got stung on Pete? :lol1:

Do tell......... :wink:

Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:29 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Any views on a Graphtec PRO FC5100-75 cutter with signlab?

Replies: 11

Views: 4283

Looks like a good deal to me, must be a budget version of Signlab if he only paid £600 for it though.

The plotter has got to be more than a year old as it's an old model too, maybe Jeff can confirm when it was replaced by the 7000 series? as I am not very good with dates & times :lol1:

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign/gfx buisness folding

Replies: 25

Views: 2932

That's the way of the world mate. Companaies come & go all the time. Most that have talent & persistance survive.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:05 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2283

I with you on that one mate, hate them :lol1:

Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2283

Sorry Alan, I think you will be out of luck finding somebody that does bike outlines. Digital Auto Library the guys that do outlines in Canada I think have a few Harley type bikes. haven't seen any others anywhere else though.

Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:35 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: new plotter advice

Replies: 3

Views: 1604

If you are happy with 610mm then as Alan says the Graphtec CE3000-60 would be a good bet @ £995+vat.

The FC7000-75 is a better machine plus a bit wider & is £1695+vat.

Either way you will have a few quid change out of your £2500 :cool:

Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:10 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: question about Graphtec JX1060 Signjet printer/cutter

Replies: 3

Views: 1788

Out dated may be an under statement. Cutter is fine but the printer is not up to much. If you want to print onto vinyl you will have to used coated media. You will also have to laminate everything as it scrathes very easily. Getting ink may be a bit of a problem as well.

Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:42 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: why wont PCUT 630 + SignBlazer not cut big graphic?

Replies: 6

Views: 5532

Are you running it on a serial port? if you are it sounds like the flow control isn't set correctly in the port setup.

Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3374

Must say when I saw it on Top Gear or 5th Gear (forget which) they mentioned lots of the interior switches & stuff are straight from an Audi A8 it put me right off too :D

Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3374

Not quite sure what that is Lynn, does looks a bit odd!

The gullwing doors went when Audi took over I think Peter :o

Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3374

Think you have to go to Italy to find the old bill in a Lambo :D

Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:42 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Does anyone know the best place to buy a graphtec please?

Replies: 17

Views: 7424

Do you have to pay a bit more for sprocketed vinyl? Must admit I am not really much aware what vinyl sizes are readily availabe these days. Can you buy non sprocketed 760mm vinyl from anybody? or do you have to pay extra for a log to be split & then have a small bit left over? I always thought 1...

Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:58 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Does anyone know the best place to buy a graphtec please?

Replies: 17

Views: 7424

If you think you will benefit from the extra cutting width take a look at the CE3000-120. It is a little more than The 7000 series 750mm plotter. But not very much in the scheme of things. http://www.graphteccorp.com/imaging/cutters/ce3000/index.html Most people that buy the 7000-75 end up buying 61...

Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:52 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: would it be sensible to go ahead and buy a PC600?

Replies: 25

Views: 5607

I think they will print about 580mm. I also think they are more than slightly expensive consumable wise than the edge. For anything a decent size the PC-600 will almost certainly be much slower. They are also generally far less reliable than an Edge. I would only buy one if it was VERY cheap. And th...

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:39 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Mutoh Junior 24 plus

Replies: 2

Views: 2038

Have you checked the cutting strip? or tried a new blade holder?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:24 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does a graphtec come ready to go out of the box?

Replies: 6

Views: 2993

Nick Minall wrote:If you read the brochure for it on Brian's site it says it has a plug in for illustrator on the Mac.


Ooops :oops: :lol1:

We don't get involved in mac's. That's my excuse :lol1:

Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:10 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does a graphtec come ready to go out of the box?

Replies: 6

Views: 2993

Ring Graphtec :lol1:

I think the driver that they have is just for PC/Windows.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:38 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: whih software can i run with a Graphtec FC5100-75 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5237

Thanks fellas. Can you recommend a cutter driver Brian, not got a clue where to start to be honest. Cadlink sell Shorcut for Corel it's £185 I think, you can use it with Corel's application launcher. So whatever you design in Corel you can easily get it into the Cadlink cutter driver without needin...

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from across the pond

Replies: 17

Views: 1900

Snow is over rated Derf, not that we get much here either. Rain is our thing :lol1:

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from across the pond

Replies: 17

Views: 1900

You lucky so & so :lol1:

How did you hear about the uksignboards?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from across the pond

Replies: 17

Views: 1900

Hi ya Derf, where abouts in the U.S. are you?

Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:22 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Help Please - I need advice on which machine.

Replies: 12

Views: 5177

If you want thermal & cheap you only have 2 real choices. A 2nd hand PC60/600 or a Gerber Edge. The Gerber is undoubtedly superior but you will pay more for a decent one. Consumables will be cheaper though. Possibly only you can decide on the "economics" of the machines though Paul if ...

Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:57 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me set-up flexisign with Graphtec FC2100-60A

Replies: 13

Views: 7682

Sorry mate it's a while since I have used one. You could also try looking in your software to see if it has a Graphtec HPGL driver. I know Signlab has Graphtec HPGL/GPGL drivers as well as named cutter drivers. Think you need to press pause, next to get in to the gutter menu's. If you can't manage i...

Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:49 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me set-up flexisign with Graphtec FC2100-60A

Replies: 13

Views: 7682

If you are getting small numbers you are probably sending the wrong language to the plotter. Graphtec's can run in either HPGL or GPGL mode. When you turn on the machine it will display either HL or GL briefly. Change it to whicever setting it's not on & it will probably solve the problem, finge...

Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:43 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: whih software can i run with a Graphtec FC5100-75 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5237

Agree with Peter if you can use Corel stick with that for now. Flexi is big bucks.

Would be worth maybe looking at a propper cutter driver though. Flexi & Cadlink/Signlab both do fairly inexpensive ones. And it would be much better than using the Graphtec Windows driver.

Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:33 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me set-up flexisign with Graphtec FC2100-60A

Replies: 13

Views: 7682

Only necessary to set the baud rate on serial ports Peter. Where did the Flexi come from? I assume you got it from a different place than the cutter if you saw it working with Corel? If it's a legit copy give Graphtec a call. I am sure they will be able to sort the problem very easily. It's obviousl...

Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Jaycol

Replies: 6

Views: 1112

Not a huge fan of mirroring the image on the bonnet. Maybe on an Ambulance it's useful. Really don't see the point on a normal van though. Notice you have done the same with your own van too :o If I am missing the point please let me know :cool: Agree with Rob though, it will get noticed! bit confus...

Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Converting CDR to EPS/AI

Replies: 11

Views: 3023

Try using Ai instead of EPS Suzanne, in the compatibility option try Adobe Illustrator 1.1.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:07 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Converting CDR to EPS/AI

Replies: 11

Views: 3023

Ooops sorry should learn to read properly one of these days :oops: :lol1:

Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:15 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: IMPACT LIBRARY

Replies: 17

Views: 3590

Ryan, sorry have been out all day today. I have replied to your email. We produce both manuals with Corel 12, also all the Ai & EPS files are now exported from version 12. Although some of the older vehicles will have been exported from previous versions. EPS is the best to use as they are full ...

Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:02 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Importing files from Photoshop into signlab

Replies: 2

Views: 1293

You won't be able to import a PSD file into Signlab 6.1.

Save it as a Jpeg or BMP file.
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