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Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:06 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Windows 7 software compatibility

Replies: 16

Views: 5545

Designed primarily with small- and medium-sized businesses in mind, Windows XP Mode comes as a separate download and works only with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise. Windows XP Mode also requires virtualization software such as Windows Virtual PC. Both are available free on the Micr...

Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Signlab, Flexisign or Omega Composer?

Replies: 28

Views: 8345

Have you tried the trial version of Flexi as well? There is also other software that people use, vinylmaster also has a trial download & a lot of people seem to use corel & illustrator as well.

Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:49 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Windows 7 software compatibility

Replies: 16

Views: 5545

As I said Dave you need to be running windows 7 pro or ultimate to be able to use xp mode & I don't run either of them.
Is xp mode not a virtual machine?

Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:20 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Windows 7 software compatibility

Replies: 16

Views: 5545

Photoshop 7 won't run under windows 7 & possibly illustrator as well, I've got the full CS1 package which is photoshop 8 & I think illustrator 10 but could be wrong about illustrator. Anyway it won't run under windows 7 as I tried on one of my machines. Having said that I built a computer th...

Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What the perfect vinyl for me?

Replies: 3

Views: 1205

Just contact the vinyl suppliers in your own Country & ask for cast vinyl swatches, all the main manufacturers do a cast but the range of colours available is a bit more limited if you are looking for matt as opposed to gloss. Some of what you have shown there could easily be done with a good qu...

Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Essex

Replies: 8

Views: 2219

Welcome to the forum Rob, best of luck with your new venture.

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vehicle grade vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 1570

Probably just a tyre kicker John, not sure why he took the time to go & see you to start with if his mate did suck a good job for pennies.
Or maybe he had come along to find out what material his mate should be using on the trailer rather than buy the wrong stuff :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Fitting Horizontal Stripes to Vehicles

Replies: 4

Views: 1284

A cast or even 551 would do the job David, either cut the text out or apply over the top. Fitting is straight forward. Centre hinge it & fit dry.

Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I hope I am not the only one here who makes mistakes...

Replies: 12

Views: 2950

That's what I like about you Phill, sympathetic ear & always know how to make someone feel better

So I've got a bit to go yet before I reach your level of incompetence


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Anyone have good results using the Ricoh GX7000 ?

Replies: 1

Views: 1110

Try doing a search on the forum as they have been spoken about quite a bit, you will also get a better response to questions if you take the time to introduce yourself & tell people a little about yourself in the say hello section

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:02 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Problems after downloading a macro.

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

Phill although most of that is true if your running a 32bit operating system you can't go above 4meg RAM so only true to a point. You could put more than 4meg in but windows wouldn't recognise any more than 4. Don't know about being better in bad though, guess my memory is to old for that sort of th...

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:38 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Problems after downloading a macro.

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

Nothing wrong with still running XP as far as I am concerned Harry, still run it myself on a couple of machines & not looking to change. If it works for you then I don't see the point in upgrading which always comes with additional expenses like software upgrades etc etc. Having said that I will...

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Prints bubbling on the wall

Replies: 13

Views: 2344

If they are on an outside wall & there is any moisture coming through then baking them with a heat gun won't do very much at all. Have you put printed graphics on any other walls in the building at all. I can't see it being a problem with the printed graphics the amount of stuff you must have do...

Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Prints bubbling on the wall

Replies: 13

Views: 2344

Question is have you applied the same vinyl to other walls in the building? If you have are they showing the same problems> If not then the problem may not be down to the vinyl at all & any vinyl you put on that wall will have the same problem.

Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:26 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Flexi 10 starter to Signlab 9 vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 2651

Ewan, have you tried exporting from serif draw as a different file format ALL drawing packages handle some file types better than others best way to find out which works best is to experiment. Other thing is why are you using serif if you have corel? Would be far easier to learn to use corel to do a...

Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Newcastle!

Replies: 3

Views: 1284

welcome to the forum, Good luck with your move.

Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:10 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Problems after downloading a macro.

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

Don't know if such macros exist Harry, might depent where you downloaded it from. Before you go uninstalling & reinstalling corel might be worth rolling your computer back to before you downloaded & installed the macro to see if that gets rid of it. Try running a deep scan with your anti vir...

Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Wigan!

Replies: 5

Views: 1481

welcome to the forum Chris.

Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:54 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi 10 starter graphtec driver

Replies: 9

Views: 4063

I haven't tried contacting them yet. Thought it would just be a case of someone opening flexi from their hard drive and from flexi's output folder copying the driver. I had to install the creation driver and that's how it was done. cheers Ewan Yer it should be Ewan but that's assuming someone runni...

Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:45 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can anyone in Glasgow area help me out

Replies: 4

Views: 1129

Karen MDP don't stock 751

Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:42 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: 1 foot x 70 foot canopy edging alu-comp fitting

Replies: 2

Views: 1755

If I remember rightly perimeter trim is an edging strip not a method of fixing panels to any sort of structure. If you are looking for a clean face with no visible fastenings there are probably a number of ways you could do it. Hidden fastenings like bigheads, bond it in place are just a couple. Wil...

Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Epson surecolour 70600 vs hp latex 260

Replies: 3

Views: 5278

Quite a bit been discussed on the forum about the latex machine already David so a lot of your answers may be answered if you do a search. Few people on the forum have them & have run solvent printers prior to running a latex so opinions are based on having run both systems which maybe helpful t...

Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:59 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexi 10 starter graphtec driver

Replies: 9

Views: 4063

Have you tried contacting scanvec about the driver Ewan? Don't think you can access the drivers without registering with them but as you own a copy of flexi10 you should be able to register anyway if you aren't already.

Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I made the news

Replies: 4

Views: 1576

Least your ok John, car can be replaced, don't think I even made the news so shows how times have changed. A811 was shut for a few hours & although it's a very busy road it's not quite a motorway :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:33 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: cutting polished stainless steel

Replies: 6

Views: 2409

Depends what you are cutting Adam, for some materials then an abrasive is used, generally tends to be harder materials so yes stainless would fall into that category so an abrasive will be used.

Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interesting Find, Colour matching device.

Replies: 14

Views: 3812

Is it not the same as the sensor for the color monkey Mike in that the light source is built into the sensor that is placed on the object & no other light is allowed to enter?
Doesn't help with what the light source is right enough lol

Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Devon!

Replies: 8

Views: 1868

welcome to the forum Mark.

Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Knifeless tapes which is best ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1927

They spoke about this on the wrapping course & the general opinion was that if you were looking for a straight edge then wrapcut was a good product but for curves knifeless tape did a better job. I bought some wrapcut & it's been good for the work I have done. Reason why some perform better ...

Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello - finally got here!

Replies: 18

Views: 3405

I only live in Scotland so you could say you had already had an International welcome Mike.

Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Double side clear vinyl

Replies: 8

Views: 1904

It's a clear laminate your looking for not a clear vinyl. I have one that is optically clear which is the sort of thing you are looking for but unfortunately I can't remember where I got it but most of the print media suppliers will probably stock something. Or I believe people reverse print to norm...

Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vehicle grade vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 1570

That's exactly what is happening with the dirty outlines around the graphics, vinyl shrinks which exposes the adhesive & next think you know horrible black rings round everything. If you use a decent quality vinyl you won't have this problem, even a decent polymeric vinyl like 551 will be OK no ...

Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interesting Find, Colour matching device.

Replies: 14

Views: 3812

Wonder how it compares with something like the color monkey, very nearly bought one of those a while ago.
This would work out quite expensive for me as I would have to buy myself a decent phone as well as the sensor lol

Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:46 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printheads from Indonesia

Replies: 6

Views: 1540

If they are from Indonisia & cheapish then I doubt they are going to be genuine. Could be re-manufactured under licence but more than likely reverse engineered as a lot of stuff sold from Indonisia, China etc etc. If you do a search on the forum there have been a few posts by people asking if an...

Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scotland is wonderful

Replies: 15

Views: 2830

More than likely something to do with the famous distilled liquids available lol

Apparently they stump your growth as well but I won't say any more about that. Robert is an expert on the subject I believe

Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello New to the forum from Corby.

Replies: 10

Views: 2330

Welcome to the forum Stephen, any particular reason for making signs your new venture?

Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello - finally got here!

Replies: 18

Views: 3405

Welcome to the forum Mike

Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scotland is wonderful

Replies: 15

Views: 2830

The lift next to that cloud was astonishing and something I won't forget in a hurry

I would have to agree with you Chris, can't believe they were able to build a lift that tall either :roll: :roll:

Robert, I would like to think Chris knew which side of the Country he was on :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping Subaru Impreza wagon rear spoilers help?

Replies: 12

Views: 3962

What brand vinyl are you using? Point of having a large bit to start with isn't to make sure there is enough to cover the item it's to do with stretching the vinyl, hard to explain but to give you an example. If you were doing a wing mirror you would start with a bit of vinyl 3 to 4 times the size t...

Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:16 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping Subaru Impreza wagon rear spoilers help?

Replies: 12

Views: 3962

What material are you using for this? Some will perform far better than others, Other thing is how big a bit of vinyl are you starting with? Mistake must people make is to try & start with a bit of vinyl that is only just big enough for the job where you should be starting with a bit that is a l...

Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:41 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: a little tinkering needed, help required please

Replies: 7

Views: 2714

I think it would look much better with a beard :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:26 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Light box and 3d lettering fitting question

Replies: 7

Views: 3279

No comment.

Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:37 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Light box and 3d lettering fitting question

Replies: 7

Views: 3279

Denise, how big are the channel letters, how deep are the returns & what material will they be made of?

What is the lightbox to be constructed from as well?

Will all play a part in how you go about lighting it plus mounting the letters.

Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:05 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can i split the ink carts on an epson 7890 to dual cmyk

Replies: 11

Views: 3917

Sorry I don't know, but why would you want to? We have a 7890 Denise, if you are only looking to do 4 colour printing then having the machine set up that way will print quicker. Steve, what does the manual say & is there any indication you can do this where the ink carts plug in? I have a Mutoh...

Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:19 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can someone help me with a profile problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 3801

I don't run onyx myself so not something I have come across. I print directly from vmx which was why I was looking for icc profiles to start with. Onyx was out of my price range at the time & I couldn't find an older version of the software. Have you spoken with the guys at Future about this? Go...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New to the forum, from Surrey

Replies: 9

Views: 2377

Welcome to the forum Jonny, should be down your way in the next month or so.

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newcomer from Nottingham

Replies: 8

Views: 1917

Welcome to the forum Matthew.

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New member from South Wales

Replies: 6

Views: 1826

Welcome to the forum David.

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:00 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8539

What sort of volume will you be doing? For short runs screen printing tends to be a lot more expensive because of the price of setting up screens.

Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:41 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8539

Don't use them myself so can't make any recommendations but don't forget that as well as a printer & suitable transfer paper you will need a heat press as well.

Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:36 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Revisiting Cheap Ebay cutters....are they any better?

Replies: 7

Views: 3024

Personally I would leave them alone, far to many variables for my liking. The cost of a good used machine may be a lot more expensive but not only have you bought a machine you know will perform & do the job you require but further down the road if you feel you need to change to a wider machine,...

Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:27 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Aluminium sheet routing problems

Replies: 10

Views: 6960

David, have to disagree with what you said about speed & feed rates, I would say they are very important, you will probably find that you have been doing it that long you just instinctively know how to set the job up correctly but the truth is you have pretty much hit the correct figures without...

Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Zero hours contracts

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

I'm in 2 minds about this, One of my relatives works for a cinema & is on a zero hour contract, apparently the general feeling amongst staff is that the management doesn't really value them which can't help with how they interact with the customers. What has also helped to make her feel bad is t...

Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Starting up advice

Replies: 5

Views: 1662

To continue from what Lee has said you can't switch these printers on & off as you need them like a normal desktop inkjet. The ink will dry up & clog the heads meaning expensive repairs, you need a volume of work on a constant basis really before you look at buying. Some of the more modern m...

Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Outdoor sign Qs

Replies: 8

Views: 1668

You could easily mount the graphic if the rails were attached yes but you would have to do it by hand, wouldn't be able to run the panel through the laminator with the rails fitted.

Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi all, from sussex!

Replies: 6

Views: 1682

Welcome to the forum Andy, so tell us all a bit about yourself. :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best method of producing a swinging sign?

Replies: 12

Views: 2777

If you were to go with something like an exterior grade plywood then it would be very easy to bead it round the edge, once it had been painted you shouldn't be able to see the edge strip. Fibreglass would be another option as Denise has suggested. Or another option if 19mm foam is OK for these sort ...

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best method of producing a swinging sign?

Replies: 12

Views: 2777

Well I may be wrong (and usually am :oops: ), but that pole looks as though it may be from Tradesignz, so the panel quite probably is too... If it is, it will be a 19mm Foamex-type, with the edges painted, and the faces flood-coated. Have done this a few times with their panels. Lorraine Is 19mm fo...

Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New from Leicester

Replies: 10

Views: 2073

Welcome to the forum Andy, only certain membership levels allow you to PM other members.

Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Unforgivable...I've lost all faith in this forum. :)

Replies: 4

Views: 1433

I broke my monitor putting it on it's side so I could read that :roll:

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on rivets..

Replies: 14

Views: 2940

Hugh Potter wrote:lol Martin!! I do actually get some sun but not reliable enough, how you poor Scots manage I'll never know!


I only live here Hugh, I was born in Southfields (Putney) & went to school in Epsom Surrey. Suppose it's my own fault really for not moving back down when I left the Royal Navy lol.

Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:28 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: 3d scanning

Replies: 4

Views: 2111

For that sort of money you would expect it to at least get the colours right :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: pylon sign

Replies: 9

Views: 3498

Never get tired of looking at the stuff you post Henry, looking forward to seeing the completed job.

Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on rivets..

Replies: 14

Views: 2940

Hugh, you could do it Julie's way with a couple of amendments. I. Check time of day to see which side of the truck the sun should be on. Apply graphics to other side. 2. Turn truck around & apply graphics to other side. 3. Walk away & return to truck in approx 6 months time & check to se...

Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what are the best tools to use for window tiniting?

Replies: 10

Views: 1999

Sometimes it's best to get a course done first, that way you learn to do things right from the word go rather than having to figure out what you have been doing wrong. Window tint film is nothing like vinyl & application is different so don't think that because you can fit vinyl this will be pre...

Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What is the law on reflective vinyl on vehicles?

Replies: 8

Views: 3713

Adrian you will probably find that the only reason you haven't been pulled over for it is because no one seems to know the correct specification for vehicles. Just look at some of the vehicles on the road round this way, chevrons on an escort vehicle in red & white & red & blue. These gu...

Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:30 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign with lights behind question

Replies: 8

Views: 3080

Doubt it would give you the effect your looking for Denise because the light source is going to be in the wrong place. can you explain why martin? :D Nicola, I'm not an expert on lighting but for your amusement I will explain why I don't think it will give the effect Denise is looking for. With a c...

Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:31 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign with lights behind question

Replies: 8

Views: 3080

Doubt it would give you the effect your looking for Denise because the light source is going to be in the wrong place.

Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade Only supplier of narrow flat cuts with teeny locators?

Replies: 2

Views: 934

The mini snapfix locators are 8mm I believe, should know because I have just bought some lol.

Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: oh no, not the dreaded sc500 profile request again... please

Replies: 1

Views: 993

Have you spoken with Future Corps about this Adrian? I have always found them to be very helpful if I have had a problem or needed to know more about something.

Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Nottingham

Replies: 9

Views: 2236

Welcome to the forum David.

Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Which brand for coloured cast in terms of colour range

Replies: 17

Views: 5507

Have you changed your name Nigel ???

Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: PVC Banner frames

Replies: 3

Views: 1108

Best way to fit the banners to the frames if the frames don't come with anything supplied is by using the elasticated bungees that you can buy to tension banners Nick.

Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Which brand for coloured cast in terms of colour range

Replies: 17

Views: 5507

Adil, it's a bit like any other sort of vinyl in that different people will have different preferences. My advice would be to collect all the swatches which should give you a reasonable range of colours, buy a few metres of different brands & try it for yourself, probably not a good idea to tie ...

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: cheap cheap trade flag supplier

Replies: 8

Views: 1362

I think your right Cheryl, can't help with a supplier sorry but if you let the customer have the artwork cheap then it will be one of those things that makes you wonder why you bother. No chance of a long term relationship with a customer who is going to want every job doing for free so give them a ...

Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Panel Saw or CNC flatbed - opinions

Replies: 6

Views: 1688

Well a panel saw is the cheaper of the 2 options but it isn't going to make you very much money, maybe just bring in house a little work that at the moment you can't do. A CNC machine is a lot more expensive & has a very steep learning curve but as well as being able to do all the stuff inhouse ...

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle Badge Removal

Replies: 18

Views: 3322

No good for me though Cheryl as they are not marked left & right :o

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What is the law on reflective vinyl on vehicles?

Replies: 8

Views: 3713

Denise I don't think there is a restriction on using blue on the side of a vehicle, no white on the back & no red at the front & no using the battenberg colours the emergency services use are the only ones I know about

Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:31 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Which brand for coloured cast in terms of colour range

Replies: 17

Views: 5507

To be honest I haven't used a lot of the isee2 vinyl, some matt black & the cast carbon fibre. Didn't have any real problems with either film but not really got enough experience with it to actually recommend it. Was it a proper wrap course you did or just an introduction? Reason I ask is that I...

Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle Badge Removal

Replies: 18

Views: 3322

monofilament works fine for me although I have never tried braid, I just wrap it round my hands because I'm not very clever :oops: :oops:

Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Panel Saw or CNC flatbed - opinions

Replies: 6

Views: 1688

If the idea is to cut panels on the cnc because you don't have a wall saw then I would personally say that's not practical at all. Time taken to set up & then cut on the cnc would start to get on your nerves very quickly. Panel saw, put board on cutter, set size & cut, takes no time at all. ...

Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Which brand for coloured cast in terms of colour range

Replies: 17

Views: 5507

Your not wrong in thinking that a cast vinyl can be used to colour change a car BUT it's not quite as straight forward as that, to be able to wrap a full car with a normal cast vinyl you would need to be a very experienced fitter & even then the time taken to complete the job would be far in exc...

Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Broken locators, opinions please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1639

Have you checked the other letters Phill to see if the same sort of thing is happening to any of the other locators?

as well as all the things Neil has mentioned the screws weren't overtightened at all.

Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Gold leaf effect vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 1292

I believe metamark do the original Signgold but could be wrong about that, worth a call anyway Kevin.

Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie from Leicestershire

Replies: 8

Views: 2051

Welcome to the forum Pete, if you have questions about things best to ask them in the relevant sections, you will get a far better response that way.

Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:29 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Which brand for coloured cast in terms of colour range

Replies: 17

Views: 5507

Don't think the poster is looking for a wrap vinyl Kevin, although you can use a cast vinyl for wrapping a lot of the films are very time consuming to fit as opposed to a dedicated wrap film mainly because they are thinner & have a full face acrylic adhesive that isn't very forgiving. If you hav...

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from sunny Dundee

Replies: 5

Views: 1565

Welcome to the forum Morgan, so tell us all a little about yourself & what you do :lol1:

Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:31 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

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

Replies: 13

Views: 5493

John Harding wrote:D clips are an option - fourth item down

http://www.blackburnsmetals.com/products-sign-display-clip-sections.html

John :D


That's the ones John, wasn't sure if you could still get them lol.

Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:14 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

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

Replies: 13

Views: 5493

Or you could just sell them another sign to go on the inside & mount them back to back :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: WARD: Vehicle Graphics

Replies: 9

Views: 3684

Still keeping busy I see Ade, good to see.

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:50 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

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

Replies: 13

Views: 5493

You use to be able to buy D clips for attaching sign channel to railings, don't know if they are still available though as it's years since I have done anything like that. Kevin, like your idea but only drawback is fixings on the face of the sign but I'm guessing your suggesting using stainless to m...

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - Finally done our van

Replies: 15

Views: 5861

Easy enough to work out David, just make a note of all the time you think you spent on it & add it up. Multiply that number by ten & you should be close to the hours you actually did spend on it :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Juddering Easymount EM1600SH Laminator. any ideas?

Replies: 8

Views: 1877

If it's blowing fuses that would indicate an increase in current possibly caused by something binding. If it only happens once the machine has been running a while it might well be down to it only starting to bind when the machine warms up a bit. Bearings would be a good place to start looking, do t...

Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Kids back at school !!

Replies: 8

Views: 1990

Re: Kids back at school !!

Thank goodness that time of year the little darlings (sods) go back to school, i may actually be able to get more done. :dance4: any one else happy the darlings are back LOL! So if your kids come across this as it's an open forum they are now going to grow up with a complex because Mummy doesn't wa...

Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just got my price it book

Replies: 7

Views: 2452

Gary, not a bad thing to have but as has already been said use it as a guide only, the best way to sort out your pricing is what the local completion is charging for the same sort of work.

Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - Finally done our van

Replies: 15

Views: 5861

Looks good David, tried that sort of idea many years ago but had lots of problems with bubbles. Mind you that was a long time before the days of wrap & air release vinyl.

Did you have any problems with bubbles in the centre of letters at all?

Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - Some recent work...

Replies: 11

Views: 4479

Maybe nothing mind blowing Hugh but those sort of jobs don't come along everyday anyway. Good selection of different types of work you can do which is always helpful in letting potential customers know what you can do for them. 2 good examples Robert & Ade Ward also springs to mind, still rib hi...

Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Southampton

Replies: 5

Views: 1694

Welcome to the forum Simon, or should I say welcome back if you have been here before.

Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The perils of the internet

Replies: 8

Views: 2477

I must be out of favour with them then because I didn't get an email asking for a quote :cry:

Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: double sided snap frame perhaps ?

Replies: 3

Views: 1355

Found this company with a google search, don't know if they are any good or not but they do a double sided frame.

http://www.snapframeswarehouse.co.uk/

Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Advice on printing on glass please

Replies: 6

Views: 3225

Why is the adhesive side of the vinyl unacceptable? If it has anything to do with being able to see the adhesive how many different brands did you try? As for screen printing don't know if it would work with glass but to answer your other question you can get stencil mask for screen printing what ru...

Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: plotter paper help

Replies: 4

Views: 1236

Have a look on the toolbar or the signapp if you have them installed, plenty of companies like RHG listed on there who should be able to help.

Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: rigid stencil material advice please?

Replies: 7

Views: 1465

How you going to cut it James? Unless you have a router you are going to have to find someone to cut it for you. Might be cheaper just to buy in ready cut stencils as Denise has suggested.

Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Walldogs meet in Kewanee Illinois last weekend.

Replies: 9

Views: 4420

Neil, I will be hosting one of these in my home town of Butler PA in July 2016. (the last weekend in July) We would love to have you and anyone else who fancies a go at being a Walldog. Not only am I a short a*rse I'm also a wise a*se. Wouldn't matter how many years I practiced for I would never be...

Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Kitchen Cupboards

Replies: 6

Views: 2053

What vinyl you use for everyday signs varies from one person to the next but I have always found that oracal 551 is a nice vinyl to work with & seems to come off without leaving to much residue. Your other option is to go for one of the temporary vinyls that come off clean within something like ...

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Which masking vinyl for use on painted walls

Replies: 3

Views: 2011

I've been using Avery signmask for the blast cabinet & it works well so rather than changing what you know is a good mask have you thought about trying a different application tape? I tend to use the clear type tape from orafol for anything that I think might cause problems with application tape...

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 2 printers and a laminator for sale???

Replies: 7

Views: 3853

Peter not sure if Billy can PM as a gold member but you could always PM, email or even contact him through his website as a UKSG member :lol1:

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello once more

Replies: 11

Views: 2363

welcome back Paul

Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:11 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice needed for first full wrap - BMW E46 Coupe

Replies: 5

Views: 2883

Adding to what Robert has said when you are having a look over the vehicle take some pictures, especially any areas that you think may give you a problem, that way if you do want to ask for advice from more experienced people you can include a picture which always helps. Plus it helps you with your ...

Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne / Paperlinx - again - is it just me?

Replies: 8

Views: 2449

I have to be honest & say I have never checked to see they have sent the right grade of vinyl, colour as Hugh did yes but not what series it was. I haven't ever had a problem with them sending 651 instead of 551 & don't know RHG policy on substitution is but do know that other vinyl supplier...

Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Aberdeen

Replies: 6

Views: 1939

Welcome back to the forum Darren

Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: CNC milling for vacuum forming moulds min 5' angle surfaces

Replies: 7

Views: 3160

I know absolutely nothing about this Roy but you might be better asking this question on the vectric forum. The forum is pretty well supported & members seem to be doing all sorts of different types of work

Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:52 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Mach 3 on laptop & USB Breakout Board any users ?

Replies: 6

Views: 2910

Gert Geko make very good products as I said before & you won't go far wrong if you purchase the G540 for your set up. As I said before the 50v max power limit was what stopped me looking further into them. Not quite sure whet other systems or components you have been looking at if you are coming...

Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Indestructible polycarbonate decals ..How to ?

Replies: 10

Views: 2005

Depends on your set up really, personally I would have to buy them in from a trade supplier as I'm not set up to do this kind of work. Would imagine they are cut on a flatbed plotter but if you need any info on cutting any kind of media then a call to Edward mathias will give you all the info you wi...

Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Seeking supplier of CNC rotary engraving/milling consumbles

Replies: 4

Views: 1152

If you download the signmakers toolbar there are suppliers listed on there also I am guessing the sign app will also have suppliers listed if you have a phone that uses apps. I just did a google search myself & then emailed some of the companies that came up in the search. If you pop into the he...

Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Mach 3 on laptop & USB Breakout Board any users ?

Replies: 6

Views: 2910

Not used USB connection myself so can't comment on where to buy but what you buy will depend on a few different factors, what drivers you have fitted to start with, if the drivers don't have opto isolation then look for that in a board to protect you PC/laptop. Also make sure they support the voltag...

Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:44 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Communicating with printer issue.

Replies: 7

Views: 3334

As Chris has said you will need to use the ip address of the printer itself, have a look around the printer for it & at the documentation that came with your printer. Will start as Chris has said with 192.168. You would be better off with another machine anyway as you will have this problem ever...

Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trusted Trader

Replies: 7

Views: 1975

They tried it in Fife a few years ago, not actually sure if it is still running to be honest. The idea behind the scheme is actually pretty good but as with any good idea that Councils get their hands on the main idea behind it has been changed to something that is going to generate them some kind o...

Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: versacamm cutting problem

Replies: 17

Views: 7319

John, as Chris says it's just a quick way to tell which blade is in the holder, I only have the blue tip holders which are 45 deg blade as I only cut vinyl, the red tipped ones are 60 deg blade for cutting stuff like flock. Sorry Chris, not quite sure how I missed it but didn't see the link you added.

Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from Plymouth

Replies: 7

Views: 1945

Welcome to the forum Roy, Aspire is an expensive program to buy for hobby use. Worth joining the Vectric forum as well. You will get a lot of help related to Vectric products on there.

Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Surrey

Replies: 11

Views: 2849

Welcome to the forum Iain.

Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best tool to cut 19mm PVC foamboard

Replies: 2

Views: 915

I use a wall mounted panel saw as well but it's just a circular saw mounted in a frame so any circular saw, panel saw, table saw will cut it. Just make sure you are using the right blades if your looking to get a good finish on the edges.

Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: just about had enough of Robert Horne / paperlinx.

Replies: 17

Views: 3969

RHG won't give me a credit account so I am the same as Hugh & pay by card before delivery, my card is registered to the flat where I live & the deliveries normally go to the industrial unit & it's been like that for a number of years. Maybe I am wrong but my understanding was that compan...

Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best place to Buy Contoured Aluminium Composite

Replies: 6

Views: 1434

Finding someone local is probably your best bet Jamie, if nothing else it will cut out delivery charges. All they should need from you is an eps file of whatever it is you want cut.

Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:02 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: What wrap course (again!) from Spandex

Replies: 10

Views: 3936

If it were me then I would be looking at the range of wrapping films each company supply, prices for the different films from each company to see if I could figure out which of the 3 brands I am most likely to use. Although fitting techniques do vary slightly from brand to brand you should learn eno...

Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did I miss?

Replies: 24

Views: 5416

Nice to see your back on the forum Andy, hope the rotten stuff is all in the past now.

Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle sign writing software

Replies: 2

Views: 2009

As Lee has said it's a vehicle outline CD you need, as Lee I also think Impact's vehicle outlines are the best about but it is worth remembering that none of them seem to be 100% accurate when it comes to size so always best just to double check panel sizes before cutting vinyl.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northamptonshire!

Replies: 10

Views: 2342

welcome to the forum James.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade supplier for surface mounted signs

Replies: 10

Views: 2171

Biggest problem you have is there are probably not that many members who have a huge amount of experience with this type of work Jonathan. Like me a lot will go to people like Ashby for advice & it is likely that there isn't a cheap option for your customer that will be safe. deally, the client ...

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help needed Please

Replies: 3

Views: 2166

Take it the person you borrowed it from doesn't have a driver disk. Is there a generic driver for the chinese plotters within artcut?
Other thing is are you sure about that connection to the computer, most of the chinese machines are either usb or serial.

Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Best Computer for new business

Replies: 7

Views: 3054

Ive got a 64 bit workstation class laptop which apart form filling up quickly is good for me. James, I'm not a fan of laptops for business use myself. Each to their own & we all have different needs but with a desktop machine you get more for your money generally speaking. Mind you I build my o...

Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from SW Scotland

Replies: 7

Views: 1871

Welcome to the forum David, what is it you currently do & are you keen to learn about anything in particular or just in general?

Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signs able to withstand 50C

Replies: 8

Views: 1621

Would imagine the composite core will give the same problems as any other plastics but as others have said ordinary vinyl on a different substrate should be OK, depends on quantity but some of the diy places do small sheets of thin aluminium & steel, expensive if you need a lot but if there are ...

Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northern Ireland

Replies: 10

Views: 2214

Welcome to the forum David.

Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick heads up for you guys

Replies: 5

Views: 1393

Sorry David but from reading your post you only have yourself to blame, sounds harsh I know but if I had printed the job from supplied artwork at the size the customer requested & the artwork had been signed off then I wouldn't have been reprinting it for him until the first one was paid for. Ev...

Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:52 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Colour change from AI to Flexisign - help please

Replies: 15

Views: 4733

Have you tried printing from illustrator to see if you get different results Ewan? Have you got your screen & printer calibrated so the colour you see on screen is the colour that prints??

Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:31 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Colour change from AI to Flexisign - help please

Replies: 15

Views: 4733

Have you tried opening it in illustrator & then saving or exporting as a different file type, say export as a PDF or EPS & import that into flexi, worth a try & sometimes works for me when I am having problems importing files.

Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:26 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Best Computer for new business

Replies: 7

Views: 3054

Will depend on what equipment you have or are thinking of getting to a degree & what software you have or intend to buy. Make sure that if you buy a new computer which is running a 64 bit operating system there are drivers available for any equipment you have. If your just using it to cut vinyl ...

Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from the beautiful Plymouth

Replies: 9

Views: 2180

welcome to the forum Lee.

Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Walldogs meet in Kewanee Illinois last weekend.

Replies: 9

Views: 4420

I use to really love looking at this sort of stuff but now I'm not so sure. Bit depressing knowing that I will never have the talent needed to produce work that good. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Joining correx boards

Replies: 6

Views: 3266

David.Smith wrote:LOL yeah, doesn't look great close up been on correx but off stage with UV lights behind it should look fine (hopefully). They've got a tech rehearsal tonight so will soon find out.....


If it's part of a stage set then it's not going to be viewed from close up so should be ok.

Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:51 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Joining correx boards

Replies: 6

Views: 3266

Looks ok David, sure the customer will be delighted, of course Robert is a bit of an expert with stained glass so he would have made up the real thing :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Some advice please

Replies: 6

Views: 1584

Marc, don't get involved with removing trim, handles, lights or anything else that needs to be removed to get a good finish, either let the customer sort that sort of thing for themselves or speak to a garage/body shop about them doing it for you. Firstly they have more experience than most at that ...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Some advice please

Replies: 6

Views: 1584

Difficult question to answer Marc because it really depends on you experience & confidence applying vinyl in general, The job could be done with pretty much any good quality cast vinyl which would be cheaper than using a wrap vinyl if you look purely at material costs but if you then factor in t...

Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: how to divide the photo and change resolution to print?

Replies: 5

Views: 2105

What RIP software do you have with your printer? Easiest way is to let the RIP software tile it (slit it into sections). Photshop will crop & resize it for you easy enough then just output to RIP, tile & print.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1951

Insulating the garage is an option to help retain the heat & cut down on fuel bills if moving somewhere else isn't really an option. I know you say you have been looking into this for quite some time so I am guessing you have identified your markets. Reason I say that is because I have seen quit...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Back slitter knife....

Replies: 17

Views: 9393

Alan, can't speak from my own personal experience but from what I have been led to believe yes they are different, I use a normal slitter & although it is great for slitting vinyl & backing paper it's not that good when you need to cut through just the backing paper when it;s still on the vi...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:18 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1951

Other thing you will need to think about is how much work you have for it, these aren't like desktop inkjet printers where you can just switch them on as & when required. Inks will dry up & block nozzles very quickly if not used on a very regular basis, some printers have a maintenance cycle...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:44 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Back slitter knife....

Replies: 17

Views: 9393

Robert, I could very well be wrong but I thought I could remember it from a thread about applying graphics using a centre hinge & how people cut the backing paper to start off.

Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Back slitter knife....

Replies: 17

Views: 9393

John I seem to remember something like this being talked about before a while ago but can't remember the specific thread details, I'm rubbish at searching but you might have more luck :lol1: :lol1:

Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:40 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Rabbit hx1360 & signblazer

Replies: 1

Views: 1527

you just need to find a driver for the new plotter that works with signblazer, sorry can't help more as don't use either the software or plotter myself.

Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Surrey

Replies: 8

Views: 1878

welcome to the forum Mike, where in Surrey are you based??

Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just got my price it book

Replies: 7

Views: 2452

Ewan, it's good if you have no idea what you should be charging for a certain type of work but don't forget it was compiled on a National level so some of the prices may be a bit more than some can realistically charge. I try & set my prices by what the other local sign companies are charging ex...

Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Hi wanted perpex house number supplier please

Replies: 10

Views: 2351

Most of the substrate suppliers that I use won't supply any less than a half sheet of acrylic, is it just a square or rectangular bit you need?? Do you know any local sign makers who you are friendly with & could help you out?? Only other place I can think of is somewhere like that auction site ...

Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Hi wanted perpex house number supplier please

Replies: 10

Views: 2351

What materials are you looking for? is it just going to be a rectangle or shaped? vinyl graphics, print or flat cut letters? To be honest Tracey if this is a one off then you will more than likely end up being far to expensive if you have to order in just for this, don't do anything like this myself...

Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour visual tutorial help

Replies: 15

Views: 2621

You should be able to as a gold member Stephen, were you logged in at the time??
I sometimes forget to log in when I'm just looking for stuff quickly & then get messages saying I can't access certain areas.

Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour visual tutorial help

Replies: 15

Views: 2621

Could have been this one Stephen, got mentioned not long ago.

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=25778

Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Lamborghini Aventador

Replies: 2

Views: 1510

Just the thought of wrapping a car that expensive would frighten me lol

Great work as always ben.

Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:43 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: APA wrapping material - my experience.

Replies: 7

Views: 3320

Sorry Ben but I would have taken them up on their offer. Having seen the quality of your work I would like to know what they can do with their wrap films that you obviously can't :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Latest batch of jobs look just as good as all the others you have posted...

Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:07 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Aluminium sheet routing problems

Replies: 10

Views: 6960

New tools will probably help, do you have a flood cooling system or are you cutting dry? If dry then an air hose rigged up to a compressor will help remove heat. Try increasing the feedrate as has been said & don't try to take to small a cut, slowing the feedrate or taking a very small cut will ...

Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:59 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE2000-120 / Signlab - HELP !!!

Replies: 11

Views: 3454

what sort of problems are you having??

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need help finding circular hanging display

Replies: 4

Views: 1175

I don't blame you Jamie, had a bit more of a look around & discovered that there were various ways they were constructed, a lot of them as you say were a fold away kit that fitted in a nice neat bag & poles a bit like tent poles that clipped together.

Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bristol

Replies: 6

Views: 1609

welcome to the forum Paul.

Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:49 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Rockhopper 38 - not printing colour

Replies: 13

Views: 5320

If the voltage difference caused Barry's problems then there is always a chance you are experiencing the same problem but might also be worth eliminating the driver as a potential problem. Guessing there is not a windows 7 64 bit driver for the printer based on the age of it so are you driving it us...

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:43 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Rockhopper 38 - not printing colour

Replies: 13

Views: 5320

Hi Barry Im having the same problem with myRockhopper 38. it just randomly stops in the middle of a print and I have to restart the printer to clear it. Looking at the power board there are 2 adjustable pots and I cant see anywhere to measure the voltage. Do you have anymore info on what needs to b...

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need help finding circular hanging display

Replies: 4

Views: 1175

That looks relatively easy to make yourself Jamie if Derek can't source something for you.
Haven't seen anything like this myself but after you post did a search & they seem to come in a wide variety of sizes.

Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl creased with bubbles after rolled up and transported

Replies: 3

Views: 1525

Daniel, problems like this normally arise when the vinyl has been rolled to tightly when packaged or if rolled the wrong way, really down to who ever sent it to you to sort out. I have had problems on occasions with certain films like reflective, holographic, polyester films but never with normal vi...

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is it possible to purchase double thick vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 1335

Not sure I follow you here John, what do you mean when you say it is to flimsy?? Thicker vinyl might actually be more difficult as it's fitting to a bit of a curve. Putting clear over the top of coloured should.t be a problem at all & you shouldn't have to put it back into the plotter to cut. Cu...

Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign fabrication question

Replies: 3

Views: 2375

Daniel, looking at the drawing that would be called a sign tray, the chrome edge bits are known as returns. There is a tutorial on the forum that shows you how you can manufacture one yourself which might be worth you watching. Can't help with where to buy from sorry. Installation wise, normally fit...

Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:58 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Colour Change Questions

Replies: 4

Views: 1802

Stephen, not an expert by any means of the imagination but when it comes to how far do you go with the wrap I think it is really down to personal choice. From the outside with the doors shut you won't know it's wrapped but the difference in time taken makes a big difference. It could take you as lon...

Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:32 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation start up help

Replies: 12

Views: 5633

Lee your a full UKSG member, you should be able to PM Glen even though he can't PM you. Just PM him with your contact details :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:52 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Can anyone recommend an HP Supplier

Replies: 20

Views: 8967

Kevin sorry don't know a lot about these HP machines, is it a print & cut or just a printer? If just a printer then you may be looking at a new plotter as well to do contour cut work, gets expensive doesn't it lol.

Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:02 pm

Forum: HP Printers

Topic: Can anyone recommend an HP Supplier

Replies: 20

Views: 8967

Kevin, can't help with a supplier but printers & laminators often go hand in hand so might be worth asking for a quote for a printer/laminator combination. Might get yourself a better deal all round plus they should know what is best to use with the printer.

Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:03 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Tree Sign for shop

Replies: 15

Views: 6224

The finished article looks great, be good to see how it took shape :lol1:

Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Source for L-shape Angle for creating triangular stands?

Replies: 4

Views: 1012

Not really what you are looking for Robert but would this stuff do the job if you can't find the one your looking for>>

http://www.signgeer.com/product/flexi-angle-trim-21

Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from James from West Sussex

Replies: 13

Views: 2129

Welcome to the forum James

Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6701

551 for me as well for most of what I do, supplied by RHG

Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Frosted Vinyl Applied onto Vehicles

Replies: 8

Views: 2597

There was a post on the forum where someone had used it on the side of a van Martin complete with pictures. Was a few years ago if I remember correctly. Did try a quick search for you but I'm rubbish with the search functions lol.

Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What Van

Replies: 16

Views: 3181

Why buy a trailer?? Sure you can fit lots of 8x4's plus scaffolding & ladders in a horse box :lol1: :lol1: I had a people carrier which worked quite well when I was married & had kids to cart about. The seats just clipped into the floor so were easy to move in & out, even converted the f...

Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Post Caps

Replies: 4

Views: 1390

You might get more help if you stick up a picture of the posts rather than the post cap, lots of different companies making these systems & a lot of them are very similar. The cap itself might not be enough for people to recognise. If you have the toolbar installed then have a look through the s...

Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:33 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Customers. Who needs them!

Replies: 3

Views: 1260

Simon, I can understand your frustration but also wonder if you shouldn't be blaming yourself a bit as well, if you have had problems with artwork from this lot before regardless of how big they are then should you not have checked it?? Like Neil has said maybe speak to them about how artwork should...

Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What Van

Replies: 16

Views: 3181

Question is how often do you need to carry large sheets & how do you manage at the moment?? Ideally you really need 2 vehicles, one for work & one for family but if that isn't an option then finding one vehicle that covers all will be very difficult especially if you also want something 4x4 ...

Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl on emulsion-painted walls

Replies: 6

Views: 1738

Re: thanks

Thanks for all that Rob and Phil. I think I'll try the stuff Andrew mentions, cheers Andrew. I guess normal transfer paper then? Rob, I've read about the repositionable stuff and it just puzzles me.. the problem with vinyl on walls is it comes off too easy when you pull back the transfer paper, so ...

Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: are there any differences between window tint & vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 3307

Simon, don't try to heat shrink to big a dart, if you create large darts when your squeegeeing the film then split these up into smaller darts before heat shrinking. Remember the film will only shrink one way so make sure you have the right orientation BEFORE you cut it lol.

Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone recommend supplier of Magnetic Sheeting

Replies: 9

Views: 2546

I use Bisbell same as Chris, normally buy the plain material & add colour myself as required. They do all things magnetic & I buy a few different products from them

Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:01 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: are there any differences between window tint & vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 3307

Simon, tint films are nothing like vinyl really when it comes to application, it's a completely different skill I believe. Films are heat shrunk PRIOR to installation when dealing with curves & the adhesive is water activated so yes needs to be applied wet. Did give it a go a few years ago but w...

Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:12 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact vehicle outline question (I'm probably being thick)

Replies: 5

Views: 1967

Not something I have ever had to do Nick, easy enough to change the colour of the whole van by just selecting the outline vector & selecting colour but just a part of that would require you to copy the outline vector & then edit it to whatever shape you wanted it to be, colour it & then ...

Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:05 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why is banner vinyl peeling off prematurely?

Replies: 23

Views: 5343

I use to buy IPA from Alpha Chemicals Ewan, I say use to because I haven't bought any for a couple of years now. 25 ltrs lasts a long time when you only work part time lol. Think they are based in Denny, 01324 824181 Don't know if those details are up to date but you should find them with a search.

Fri May 31, 2013 5:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: cleaning off glue - this stuff works!!

Replies: 12

Views: 2425

You confused me with your first post Hugh when you said it was nicer to use than a solvent thinners :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Guessing it has other additives in it as well same as the 3M % Avery type cleaners that are mainly IPA.

Fri May 31, 2013 4:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from kent

Replies: 17

Views: 2835

Welcome to the forum Len.

Fri May 31, 2013 4:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: cleaning off glue - this stuff works!!

Replies: 12

Views: 2425

xylene is a solvent thinner is it not Hugh????

If not it is certainly sold as a solvent thinner.

Thu May 30, 2013 1:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrap: hrn tractors

Replies: 8

Views: 3136

Martin, if you took pictures of each one from a similar angle you could probably use photoshop to put the 4 of them in a row in one picture :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed May 29, 2013 12:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrap: hrn tractors

Replies: 8

Views: 3136

When you have done the others Martin try & get a picture with them all parked together, good sort of photo for the portfolio.

Looks good by the way & now you will have the confidence from getting the first one done.

Tue May 28, 2013 1:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from London

Replies: 17

Views: 2763

welcome to the forum Paul.

Tue May 28, 2013 1:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why is banner vinyl peeling off prematurely?

Replies: 23

Views: 5343

How did you clean the banner before applying the banner vinyl Ewan & did you post heat it at all?

Fri May 24, 2013 8:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi All, from Salford

Replies: 6

Views: 1516

welcome to the forum Tom.

Fri May 24, 2013 8:11 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How to adhere acrylic letters to dibond with standoffs?

Replies: 1

Views: 1742

You are going to struggle if your looking to have the back of the composite board completely flush, only way I can see of doing that is to use countersunk sfixings but they are not the best fasteners to use with composite as the countersink will remove the ally skin on one side making it easier for ...

Fri May 24, 2013 8:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: supplier of an outside sign stand

Replies: 3

Views: 1119

Martin, sorry don't know of any dedicated board frames but I doubt it would be to difficult to adapt a banner frame to hold composite panels.
Just a thought if you can't find what your looking for.

Fri May 24, 2013 4:30 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Cutting Foamex

Replies: 3

Views: 2181

How can we avoid the static and can you recommend a material Sit down when you get a bit of spare time & rewrite the laws of physics :o Not familiar with the machine, does it have a dust shoe type extraction or just a pipe to suck up the swarf? Dust shoe would tend to contain more of the waste m...

Fri May 24, 2013 2:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from East Sussex

Replies: 9

Views: 1875

Welcome to the forum Phil, personally I think most things in life are about confidence & I don't think this is any different. Be confident but not over confident :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Fri May 24, 2013 2:03 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mutoh VJ 1304 not printing cyan

Replies: 10

Views: 3371

Have you checked to see if there is ink in the line at the damper David.

Fri May 24, 2013 12:03 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Timber posts with acrylic panel - how would you make them?

Replies: 2

Views: 2156

Do the panels need to be set in the posts or could they be mounted to the front of the posts. The fastenings could be part of the overall design much as you get with acrylic panels mounted on a wall with stand offs. That saves you the need to cut any sort of slot but you could use a normal hand held...

Thu May 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Acrylic Standoffs, advice needed please?

Replies: 4

Views: 2539

Robert, think the poster was referring to the type of stand offs used for acrylic panels where there is a hole drilled through the panel

Wed May 22, 2013 4:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Scotland.

Replies: 8

Views: 1902

welcome to the forum Martin

Mon May 20, 2013 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Hampshire

Replies: 6

Views: 1568

Welcome to the forum Matt

Mon May 20, 2013 3:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Sunderland (North East)

Replies: 5

Views: 1442

welcome to the forum Aidan.

Mon May 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Dorling : Various work

Replies: 14

Views: 5340

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:I'm with Harry.
Also really liked that insanely huge wrecker!
Love....Jill


What you doing in Ireland Jill :o :lol1:

Great work John, some people have come a long way in a relatively short period of time in the Industry, keep up the good work.

Fri May 17, 2013 10:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need advice on what clear plastic to use?

Replies: 4

Views: 1108

Polycarbonate is generally more expensive than acrylic so that rules that out, not sure there is really much else, also make sure you get exterior grade.

Fri May 17, 2013 9:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: wall mounted flag system - small.

Replies: 4

Views: 1185

Boldscan do them as well.

Fri May 17, 2013 11:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting expanded polystyrene

Replies: 5

Views: 1433

Simon, I would have expected it to just break apart rather than cut so would never even have considered it. Guessing you spent a bit of time mucking about with speed & feed rates to get it right. Are you using a single flute bit for that? If it cuts great then enough messing about with speed &am...

Fri May 17, 2013 12:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting expanded polystyrene

Replies: 5

Views: 1433

What sort of thickness? I suppose you might be able to cut very thin stuff with a blade, never tried cutting it with a router, more likely to just end up making a mess lol.
Guess it would depend on how intricate the work was & what sort of finish you were looking for.

Wed May 15, 2013 7:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Asbru compact 30 stops printing magenta

Replies: 2

Views: 770

Have you checked for air ingress? Check the magenta damper & ink lines for pockets of air.

Mon May 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from lancaster

Replies: 4

Views: 1116

welcome to the forum Leon

Mon May 13, 2013 11:50 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help please, Mutoh SC-650

Replies: 4

Views: 1888

They have their own forum which can be useful, you just need to register to access it. You will also find you will get more replies to questions if you introduce yourself & tell people a little about yourself in the hello forum

Mon May 13, 2013 11:45 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: which cutter for small letters, advice please?

Replies: 12

Views: 4437

Like Robert says Graphtec, Rolland or Suma would all be suitable brands, not sure if all models in their ranges will have a Tangential mode but if you are looking at machine specifications it should be mentioned in the sales blurb. My Graphtec is about 12 years old now & has this function which ...

Mon May 13, 2013 11:38 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Help please, Mutoh SC-650

Replies: 4

Views: 1888

Try contacting Scanvec, they are the people who produce flexi so best to ask them. 7.6 is an older version but strangely it's what most questions get asked about.

Sat May 11, 2013 3:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl flood coat to windows application help needed

Replies: 9

Views: 2706

Use a roller to apply the printed graphic but you could also use a window cleaners type rubber squeegee without scratching the ink I would think. Don't need to apply to much pressure as its flat glass, when you cover with white you can put a bit more pressure on.

Sat May 11, 2013 12:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Manchester

Replies: 9

Views: 1613

welcome to the forum Burhan

Sat May 11, 2013 12:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed vinyl flood coat to windows application help needed

Replies: 9

Views: 2706

When I've done this sort of work in the past I have just applied the white onsite rather than in the workshop but if you want to fit as one then you could line it up & mark the back with pen at spaced intervals to help, just as long as you can remove the marks when your finished. If the window f...

Sat May 11, 2013 12:48 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: recognised training

Replies: 17

Views: 4020

It's never to early to start looking around & doing research but probably a bit early for making hard & fast plans, resettlement use to start in the last 6 months of service but that may well have changed & was different for me anyway with me being medically discharged from the RN. Cabin...

Fri May 10, 2013 1:01 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: recognised training

Replies: 17

Views: 4020

Steve, what's his reasons for wanting to do something like that, what are his hobbies & interests, what does he think he is good at that maybe he doesn't have any qualifications for? This is a major change in his life that many won't understand unless they have done it themselves. It's not just ...

Thu May 09, 2013 10:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Angus

Replies: 9

Views: 1829

Welcome to the forum Scott.

Thu May 09, 2013 10:36 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: recognised training

Replies: 17

Views: 4020

What is he doing at the moment & does he have any present skills that he could turn his hand to either working for someone else or setting up on his own? What about joining his Dad's business & growing that, maybe look at investing some of his lump sum into new equipment which may or may not...

Wed May 08, 2013 2:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: IJ 380 issues with bubbles and rippling

Replies: 9

Views: 2128

Craig, take a bit of time to read some of the threads on out gassing, if the print is left rolled up then the solvents can't escape so although you had left it 2 days the solvents hadn't all evaporated. Heavier the ink load the more solvent will be trapped, people have come up with all sorts of idea...

Tue May 07, 2013 8:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cold Laminating & adhesive rolls

Replies: 2

Views: 1015

Try contacting some of the paper supply companies. What your looking for is a print mounting film, come in a variety of different types & roll widths.

Tue May 07, 2013 7:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: IJ 380 issues with bubbles and rippling

Replies: 9

Views: 2128

Plenty of people on the forum have used it & I have never read anything but good reviews about it, don't print myself so only fitted it if supplied to me by a trade printer & never had a problem. How were the graphics kept prior to laminating? If left rolled up or on the take up roller then ...

Tue May 07, 2013 11:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello all from north west Scotland

Replies: 17

Views: 2467

welcome to the forum James.

Tue May 07, 2013 11:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi! newbie from London.

Replies: 11

Views: 1964

Welcome to the forum Thomas.

Tue May 07, 2013 11:33 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on Chrome wrap vinyl please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1832

Bare in mind its going to cost you about £1000 if you use one of those. Is there an alternative Jon? From what I have read all the chrome wrap vinyl is shall we say at the more expensive end of wrap film prices :lol1: :lol1: Not something that I will ever do myself but interesting reading how other...

Mon May 06, 2013 6:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on Chrome wrap vinyl please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1832

Might be an idea to get a sample of each & try yourself Daniel, not used any myself but it would seem you have a choice between Avery, 3M % Hexis.

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... nyl#442953

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Manchester

Replies: 13

Views: 2199

Welcome to the forum Marc, wrapping a vehicle on your own is not an easy task so if you can find someone to help you out the learning curve is a lot shallower :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Post advice needed, Please Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1448

How big is the actual sign though Brian? The metal frame I mentioned might do will see if there is a supplier name stuck on when I'm up the unit.
Failing the then you would be looking at modifying a post, can look at doing that when up at the unit as well.

Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laminate / PPF for MTX Bike?

Replies: 3

Views: 1903

No experience Stuart but would have thought a stone chip film would have been your best bet & as a tinter you probably already have more experience of those than most.

Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:31 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Bentley wrap with MaxPlus White Python...

Replies: 11

Views: 4066

my apologies Bert, seen some of their stuff at various places, leather, carbon etc & thought they probably just rebranded it as I have seen others do. Still I was right about giving them a call, who better to give you advice about installing :lol1: :lol1:

Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to make your own composite board

Replies: 23

Views: 8741

Won't help you this time round Harry but if you post the offending vinegar bottle to yourself using Royal Mail when it comes back you will find the lid is half off allowing easy removal. If you wrap the bottle in kitchen towel before posting this will absorb most of the vinegar that has leaked from ...

Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:01 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Bentley wrap with MaxPlus White Python...

Replies: 11

Views: 4066

Best bet would probably be to contact Maxplus & find out from them what vinyl they print their wraps to. If you know what vinyl they are using then you can check the manufacturers recommended installation methods.

Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Post advice needed, Please Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1448

What sort of size Brian? Grafityp do a plastic frame with 2 spikes for pushing in to soft ground, think they are about A3 sort of size, there is another sort that is bigger & a metal frame but I can't remember where I got those ones from at the moment.

Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: App tape dispenser

Replies: 6

Views: 2255

I made one myself out of odd bits I had lying round the workshop, holds 2 rolls which is handy if like me you use both paper & clear tape. It lives at the end of the bench & has sort of sprouted other bits over time, various hooks a shelf I keep the rulers on & a plastic cutlery basket f...

Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: DX4 Print Head Cleaning

Replies: 2

Views: 1483

I thought about buying one & offering a service to other people a few years ago but read quite a lot of bad reports about them which put me right off the idea, biggest problem was nozzle deflection if I remember rightly.

Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2013, register on arrival?

Replies: 4

Views: 2713

Yer it says on the website that you can register at the venue but as Lorraine mentioned it is quicker to pre register.

Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie in sussex

Replies: 10

Views: 1704

Brads wrote:Thank you Robert

I was once told i have a face for radio, With that in mind i figured it only polite not to put people off thier dinner.


If my photo hasn't stopped people using the forum then no ones will :lol1:

Welcome to the forum Brad

Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:34 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Banner fixing brackets

Replies: 3

Views: 2275

Any of the banner supply companies will do them, I use to get mine from Boldscan but they all do them.

Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: europint glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4997

Thanks Martin , Lol and now I see why you came to the wrapping course with blue chalk on your nose :D Speak soon. Cameron It wasn't chalk Cameron it was Cyan ink from the printer & it backfired on me a bit lol http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=57513&highlight=laminate+dog

Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:30 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Finding the right "Trade Only" Print supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 2365

I take it you don't already know any of the other local Sign Companies if you would have to ring round & think you might get a frosty reception. I get on very well with a few of the local companies, always have done so when I first started to need anything printed that I couldn't do myself it wa...

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:59 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: new guy needing help with cx-24

Replies: 1

Views: 1427

Doesn't really matter what the problem is if you bought it as a fully working machine, if the seller claims it was damaged in transit then it is up to them to sort out an insurance claim. If this was an auction site buy then I would be letting them know that the goods as received were not as adverti...

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another new guy from the Northeast

Replies: 8

Views: 2233

welcome to the forum Adam.

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: europint glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4997

Always a pleasure talking to you Cameron, be happy to phone on Thursday or Friday & I will be the first one to hold my hand up if I have got it wrong.
Staff are always friendly & the delivery drivers very helpful, generally speaking it's a very good service.

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: europint glasgow

Replies: 20

Views: 4997

I believe Brian is a cash customer the same as me & when you place an order they take the payment details, if there's a problem with the card they call you back, I have never received goods from them without paying first since I have operated as a cash customer. They do make mistakes, I have bee...

Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My ideas for my van

Replies: 25

Views: 8042

Ewan Chrystal wrote:Thanks for your input Jill. Its much appreciated. I'll have a go at making some changes.
Getting quite good at fitting the stuff but designing is whole different ball game


Ewan, if you want to learn about design then a good book to buy is " Mike Stevens Mastering Layout".

Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: has anyone printed on to printable magnetic vinyl?

Replies: 8

Views: 2061

There have been a few posts on here about it Stuart, search might throw something up. I am guessing he does some sub contract work if he has customers that don't want his details on the van. Another option that would work is to have the van signwritten & a blank Magnetic he could cover it with w...
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