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by Richard Photofusion
Tue 23 Feb, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Software for shapes,layout and spacing.
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Software for shapes,layout and spacing.

The advantage of photoshop / indesign / illustrator (as well as their less expensive cousins from https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/) is that you can drop pictures of the pictures in place. Once you're used to using them, it is way faster than shuffling cut paper, and you can keep a record of t...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Drytac Hotpress 360 stand wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Drytac Hotpress 360 stand wanted.

This https://www.manutan.co.uk/en/key/heavy- ... gJ7kPD_BwE is what we had ours stood on.

Room to construct storage below it. Really rather solid.
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 19 Jan, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Futura not cutting straight
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Futura not cutting straight

Another variable is the organic drive control unit. On ourJavelin BigBench, I had to condition myself to walk with the cutter head, or atleast swivel from the hips as I pushed through longer sections of more rigid materials. I discovered that I'd apply slight rotation with my fore arm, as I pushed t...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 18 Jan, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Cutting dibond

You could go down the track saw route - a fine tooth blade with a negative rake along the lines of these https://www.swedex-shop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_26, then clean up with a hand plane and or sanding block. There is a brand of blade whose name escapes me, that people rave ...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 18 Jan, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Cutting dibond

Cut through- We have recently developed a way of cutting ACP using a TECH D 012 blade on our range of Evolution3 cutters used in the sign industry. We have found that if both the board and the blade are clamped firmly with only just enough blade exposed to get through the board, with 5-6 cuts you c...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 07 Jan, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Am I retail orc manufacturing!?
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Am I retail orc manufacturing!?

We're not allowing anyone in, but we're still working (currently only two of us in production at opposite ends of a 4000sq ft floor). Ours is a diversified business, all photographic related. Film processing, scanning, printing, exhibition production, frame installation, as well as online training. ...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus

Command/Control +/- to change font size on pretty much any browser.

Command/Control Alt Shift V paste in place (doesn't inherit the formatting of the source text/document)

It hadn't occured to me that you could embiggen type here - learned a new thing!
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 3100 wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Fletcher 3100 wanted

Thank you, that looks very interesting - I'll be in contact in the new year.
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Oil on blades

Thank you - I'll take you up on this in the new year.
Great to have you on the forum.
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lincolnshire
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Hello from Lincolnshire

Hello Tom,

I'm the son of an engineer. They don't ask stupid questions, just good ones.

I'll leave it to the grownups to answer the hard wood questions (whilst I covet their hardware).

Have fun here.

Richard
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Oil on blades

I've quite a few like that, at least one lives in my back pocket most of the time at work (and on many occassions, I've discovered one or two when pulling out a wallet, or these days a mask). the OLF/180BLK has the nicest snapping mechanism that I've used to date. I have the 9mm ones, and I got a bo...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Oil on blades

Related to a couple of recent conversations here, I get through rather a lot of general stanley blades, trimming mounted photographs. Most of the blades have a light oil base, that when changing blades on the cutter, transfers to fingers. To get round this, whenever I open a pack of blades, I'll rou...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for local supplier
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Looking for local supplier

If your customer is a regular, or might become one, someone who'll come back to you for your services, then it might be worth losing the "commission" on this sale, for the sake of goodwill (unless they have many more offspring, in which case Mark's advice would make even more sense). When I was a te...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 3100 wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Fletcher 3100 wanted

^^^ Shortly after we bought our steeltrak, I asked them if there was a way to support substrates that weren't using the twin wheels. Couple of days later, a package arrived with the support. Oh, Steeltrak has production stops - any chance of this for the Javelin Big Bench? Codlaparw production stops...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Removing deep creases from large poster
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Removing deep creases from large poster

(Big) if this is a low value, lots of spares available poster, then it might be worth trying to iron, with a slim piece of slightly damp mountboard between the iron and the print, possibly with an equally not quite dry sheet of board below. Essentially localised steam treatment. I'm not suggesting t...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help

Yes, DIY - unless it's wildly different from the SteelTrak (which we've moved three or four times), then very straightforward. Two or three people helps, as does having room to navigate the machine through assembly.

Keencut write good instruction sets.
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not happy with new Keencut blades
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Not happy with new Keencut blades

Contact Lion - their customer service is very good - they are the supplier, and will help.
Contact Keencut - their customer service is very good - they are the manufacturer, and have a reputation to preserve.

Then tell us the outcome!
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: What's wrong with flexible tabs?

They are psychotic little buggers who like nothing better than to try to rip your thumb open, when you try to take the frame apart.

Apart from that, nowt wrong.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum

I'll add that the SteelTrak also requires mindful attention when cutting glass (at least, without the additional glass cutting kit), to avoid an additional curved bit on the LHS.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business model for lockdown.
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: Business model for lockdown.

We've been slightly lazy, and use PayPal for our merchant services - less than a minute to send an invoice. All clients either pay on order, or at time of collection. Paypal does allow payment over the phone, or by contactless / C&P Haven't had a card terminal charged up and running, since March. B2...