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  1. Shuttle Bus Wrap Price Check

    Ohio Signs, The age old conundrum...low baller...bottom feeders. Most of the posters responding to your question are spot on. Unfortunately, your client has been spooked. Somebody is quoting the job at damn near 1/2 your quote. I think I would send him a link to this Signs101 forum and ask...
  2. My Summa really bugs me...

    My suggestion would be to turn “paneling” on or deactivate autoload.
  3. Question Is my 360 a lemon, and should I buy another HP?

    Jordan, Whatever digital printer you opt for, lease it for three years and purchase the extended two year warranty at same time. You will now have a new printer with a comprehensive three year warranty. Technology in the digital printer world seems to improve every three years. The current...
  4. Looking to buy a printer, HP 335 print & cut system has really caught my eye

    Quill, I am surprised that folks at this site haven't jumped all over your post with..."Have I got the deal for you!" I see you have done a little bit of due diligence and identified the major players. I like to reference HP and the "rest"...as HP is the only Latex printer and the "rest"...
  5. Custom shape .125" blanks w/Diamond grade sheeting

    Bill, Vulcan good folks. Just curious! Why Diamond Grade and not High Intensity? Do you Screen Print the Blanks? Is your typical job large volume or small volume? Have a great day. Bob Trafficad.com
  6. Laminating Digital Printed Signs

    Larry B is all over the solution. Triangle Inks for HP 500/550 and 700/750. Triangle is reputable. Been in the industry for years. Does not do any more damage to printheads than OEM ink. Check it out! Bob
  7. Mimaki

    Nathan, If you play your cards right, you'll get knowledgeable info on Mimaki printers from Mimaki Resellers as well as Mimaki present or past End Users. You remind me a bit of the man in the long trenchcoat opening it up to display mutiple brands of watches...pick your poison. For many sign...
  8. Need Help Color Codes for Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

    TXFB, What substrate and what substrate warranty! I can lead you to digital traffic sign printing solution: HP Latex 365 printing through SAI/3M Traffic PS RIP (includes all Traffic sign colors), onto 3M 3930 High Intensity Prismatic film and laminated with 3M 1170C that are warranted by 3M to...
  9. Need Help Diamond Grade Reflective cutting

    Big Easy, Yes sir, if you have a very small amount of cutting of 3M Diamond Grade (4000 Series) mostly straight lines...add additional pinch wheels and cut very slowly. Even then many users experience slippage causing circles et al not to close. I have experience with end users who make a...
  10. Need Help Diamond Grade Reflective cutting

    Hey Phil...I lead more than a few clients your way as I respect your knowledge. I know Airmark is a relatively new Graphtec dealer and that your real expertise with cutters is Summa drag and tangetial. Bottom line with this client however is the substrate. Graphtec's advertisement that...
  11. Need Help Diamond Grade Reflective cutting

    A Weaver, When you say Diamond Grade, I'm assuming you are referring to 3M DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000? If that is the case, sadly, you will never have a whole lot of success digitally roll printing with HP Latex or cutting with Summa, Graphtec, or any roll cutter. The material will...
  12. Question Summa Dc4sx Printhead Bad?

    I am a bit curious why the wide format thermal resin printer is still called a "Summa" DC5? Summa quit manufacturing and selling the printer when Airmark was bought out several years ago. For North America, all consumables (ribbons), parts and service are handled by Airmark in Seattle. The DC...
  13. Summa T160 - OPOS-Cam or OPOS-X

    RDM The Camera reads much faster than the Barcode Scanner. The Camera works better than the barcode scanner with laminated graphics. The Camera works superior with reflective films. I have worked for Summa twice the past 30 plus years and I currently sell and service Summa cutters. I would...
  14. Looking to Upgrade my Flatbed Printer

    Have you been satisfied with HP performance on you FB700? If so, you should take a look at HP's Latex R2000 Printer.. I suspect you could get a pretty sweet deal from an HP Reseller for a trade in. Bob
  15. WTB Used Summa Flatbed 1612 (or similar)

    I might be able to help you locate a used Summa Flatbed; however, I don't know how to PM from this site? Bob
  16. COLEX or ESKO

    JASD, When it comes to Flatbed Cutters and CNC Routers, there's always a lot of commentary! Based upon your requirements, I believe you would be happy with the performance of either the Esko or the Colex. Superior_Adam has suggested the Zund might be a more robust solution. I concur; but, at...
  17. Need Help Flood Signs for Roadways

    Highway and Street signs look easy but often are not! If the signs are for public roads, they must include FHWA Highway fonts (with specific kerning depending on Cap Height) and colors. Volume, Substrate and outdoor warranty generally dictate price. If you are looking for outdoor traffic signs...
  18. Taking delivery of our new Summa F1612 next week, what else should I know?

    FatCat, Somewhere along the line, someone seems to be missing the point? The Summa F1612 is undoubtedly the best solution as a finishing tool for the general sign industry. Don't misunderstand me as I'm not implying it is a better flatbed cutting solution than Zund or Esko or Gerber/MCT for...
  19. New Plotter - FC9000 or something else?

    DSGI, The new Graphtec FC-9000 drag knife series appears to be a very well built cutter. They have beefed up the frame and added bar code reader. They offer an optional and extremely pricey automatic take-up roller for their 54" cutter for $2400 and and an optional take-up roller for their...
  20. Question What's the deal with 60" vinyl?

    Signed Out, Most adhesive backed vinyl is extruded 54" as anything wider than 4' is too difficult for installers to work with; however, some vinyl mfgs. are now extruding 60" cast vinyl which allows car wrappers to wrap entire car hood without having to tile. On the other hand, 64" wide banner...
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