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  1. Partial Blockout flexface or awning. Suggestions?

    True - that would make sense. We've done lots of eradicable but always in bright colours. I guess I just assumed it would have the same effect as a multiple-pass digitally printed graphic which can never get enough ink to avoid that washed-out greyish tone. I'll look into the Cooley again. The...
  2. Partial Blockout flexface or awning. Suggestions?

    Yes, I did check what Cooley has but unfortunately their options are not "blockout" in the inked/coloured areas that have not been eradicated...or at least not that I saw. If no one sells it I should start producing it and sell it myself lol. Probably not much demand for it though if no one...
  3. wondering about the process... burned sign panel? distressed and painted?

    Google "Shou Sugi Ban". It's a Japanese process of burning wood planks to use for cladding or decoration and might be what was used on that sign. Some places sell pre-burned panels.
  4. Partial Blockout flexface or awning. Suggestions?

    I'm producing graphics for a backlit sign face. It is oversized (90"w x 110"h) and requires a flex face. The problem is that the customer's branding is a full black background with minimal white, text logo. Normally for backlit signs with black(or very dark) backgrounds I will use a blockout...
  5. Equivalent to 3M 180mC?

    Thank you, it does have the easy apply and conform properties but it doesn't have the same variety of colour options. I should have mentioned that I considered the line but it doesn't fit for a couple reasons. In this case I have 6 pantone colours to match as closely as possible and the SW line...
  6. What's the perfect resolution for a larger poster print?

    Is the artwork all vector or are there raster elements? You can only go as high for resolution as your highest resolution original raster element. So if you have a stock photo original at 600 dpi and the rest of the layout is vector I'd go as high as I could(in this case 600dpi) - assuming only...
  7. Equivalent to 3M 180mC?

    I have to color match some long-term vehicle graphics(cut striping mostly) to provided Pantone colors and make a recommendation on which 3M or Avery vinyl they should be sourcing. I have a couple road blocks. 3M 180mC is long-term ☑, conformable ☑, Comply adhesive, BUT the color options don't...
  8. Help identifying this font please! It's the 3 in particular...

    I can find lots of very close fonts but the 3 seems to be pretty unique...
  9. Supplier/Price of Flexcon BusMark 5800 in Canada

    I called and they only have the option to buy direct but it ships out of Mississauga which is fairly close to us. So it's the cost of the roll plus shipping by transport.
  10. Question Roland -Very slight colour shift between panelled .eps print file

    Thought I'd update this since I never responded...busy busy. Although we never figured out specifically what caused the colour shift on this print we did have some other catastrophic printer failures that resulted in the purchase of a new print head and 2 new dampers. Everything is now running...
  11. install on elevator door recommendation

    If it's meant to be there long-term use a cast vinyl instead. I'd use air egress like above as well if you want a bit more forgiveness during install. I agree you can have a bit of wrap around the edges. Shouldn't hurt. You could also trim it flush and use strips of overlaminate or "edge seal...
  12. Supplier/Price of Flexcon BusMark 5800 in Canada

    Does anyone know of a Canadian supplier of Busmark 5800? We were asked to quote on a job and they used Busmark as a material reference. I can get some vinyl with very similar specs and quote on that but I'd like to just get a price range for BusMark as well. Either to decide if I want to order...
  13. Question Roland -Very slight colour shift between panelled .eps print file

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding or not explaining myself properly but the entire tile was a different colour from the other two that followed so I don't see how a left vs right print surface could be the culprit - wouldn't the single tile itself have the colour inconsistency in that case? Also it's...
  14. Question Roland -Very slight colour shift between panelled .eps print file

    Thank you but no it would not be the case here. The full sign itself is 12'h x 8'w tiled in 3 horizontal pieces so the tiles were each 4'x8' plus bleed. Our printer is 54" so the tiles took up almost the entire print surface. they were not side-by-side. Rather end-to-end.
  15. Question Roland -Very slight colour shift between panelled .eps print file

    hmm...I think I'm more bewildered because in almost 10 years I've never seen this issue....we routinely tile and print large, solid coloured graphics. I will admit that my Roland has seen better days. In fact, we have a tech coming to do maintenance on it in a few days (for a contour cutting...
  16. Question Roland -Very slight colour shift between panelled .eps print file

    I have an anomaly and although the customer was happy I won't sleep until I know what caused this and how to avoid it in the future... We printed an .eps file, all vector, solid Pantone 321 background and white text. Rip software is Versaworks and printer is Roland VS-540 We used versaworks to...
  17. Print Cut alignment issue

    We have an older Roland VS-540 combo printer/cutter and in the last few months have been having on and off issues with our cuts being off. Sometimes worse than others. I've done test prints for all the calibration and alignment settings and they are all fine. I'm hoping some of you might have...
  18. Moldy vinyl?

    I see what you're saying. I'm not sure if those two in particular have more direct sun exposure. As far as the laminate - it could be a factor but again I have no way to know for sure if that happened. I would think if that was the case I would have seen this issue more often as I'm sure it's...
  19. Moldy vinyl?

    This could be something....but there are 4 other signs we made for the same job. Same vinyl, laminate, printing, install on the same property, same day and they are all fine.
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