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by James Wallace
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Vehicle Graphics and Wrapping
Topic: Its a Wrap!
Replies: 6
Views: 4117

Re: Its a Wrap!

Can you do that in a vehicle wrap. In fact I have been looking for slim line led lights to put behind posters. Do they exist anywhere?
by James Wallace
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Holiday - how long can I leave?
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Holiday - how long can I leave?

Going on holiday for family wedding this year. Never left machine idle for more than a week before. Will it be OK? What do I need to do when I get back to kick start?
by James Wallace
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sign-Making and Graphics Production
Topic: Do you charge for artwork?
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: Do you charge for artwork?

Like the idea of the watermark and locking the file - that will help avoid the problems Ive had with clients going elsewhere. I have had the joy of customers supplying their own files. A children's drawing image supplied as a pasted image in a word document was my particular favourite. Had to redraw...
by James Wallace
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Garment Decoration, Promotional and Corporate Gift
Topic: Direct or transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: Direct or transfer

Thanks Aaron. I didn't realise that you would still need a calender press or fixation unit for direct sublimation. Printer wise, I assume that you need different printers for transfer or direct sublimation. Or are there ones that do both?
by James Wallace
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Garment Decoration, Promotional and Corporate Gift
Topic: Direct or transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Direct or transfer

I have never really considered doing fabric work or any soft signage, but it seems to be a growing trend in the sign magazines etc. This is probably a silly question - but is it better to print directly onto the fabric or transfer onto it by heat press. Plus, I believe you need a calendar unit if yo...
by James Wallace
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Graphics and Wrapping
Topic: Cast vs. Calendered
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: Cast vs. Calendered

Just want to check. Is it the stretching that makes cast better - or will it last longer? If I laminated calendered vinyl then would this last as long. I ask because the difference in cost is significant!
by James Wallace
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Substrates, Materials & Inks
Topic: Really thin laminate
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Really thin laminate

Am looking to do some art prints which are quite intricate - but they are going to be displayed outside so they need to be laminated. Can anyone suggest a really thin or really clear laminate that will look good?
by James Wallace
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Roland VersaWorks and other Software
Topic: Spacing between jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: Spacing between jobs

Thanks Kai.
by James Wallace
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Roland VersaWorks and other Software
Topic: Spacing between jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Spacing between jobs

I am doing a lot of work at the moment where I am printing repeat jobs continually on a roll of vinyl and I want to reduce the amount of material I lose between jobs - Can someone advise me how to reduce the amount of space?
by James Wallace
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Vehicle Graphics and Wrapping
Topic: Cast vs. Calendered
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Cast vs. Calendered

I'm getting some mixed advice on whether cast or calendered vinyl is better for vehicle wrap work. I was always led to believe that the best option is cast as it lasts longer, but I've also been told that calendered vinyls are much better than they previously were now and that they are easier to get...