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by Richard Photofusion
Thu 29 Apr, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive free picture framing
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Adhesive free picture framing

I regularly get people in asking for prints to have framed in a hurry. I talk with local framers about what they have in stock, what sizes of RMF's they carry, what they can turnaround quickly. I'll often advice the customer to visit the framer first, if they need very quick turnarounds. Then I'll p...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 28 Apr, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Whitest conservation mount
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Whitest conservation mount

The effects of OBA's can be greatly reduced by blocking the UV falling onto the paper...

Canson/Arches new BFK Rives PW is supposedly the brightest non-OBA printing paper, using a suspected blue pigment in the coating. You could bond that atop of whatever is the brightest archival board.
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 28 Apr, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive free picture framing
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Adhesive free picture framing

"just bloody lazy, such as printing a 15cm square image on say a A3 size paper, if it's a limited edition, you have to create a big mount because the printer could not bothered trim the paper down to the square fromat of the image." So Steve, just how little of a border should I (a bloody lazy print...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 26 Apr, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive free picture framing
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Adhesive free picture framing

Interesting article over at the Aardenburg Imaging & Archives website.

https://www.aardenburg-imaging.com/adhe ... e-framing/

Mark McCormick-Goodhart is a world class expert on photographic image preservation.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 22 Apr, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: V Carving a frame
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: V Carving a frame

I can imagine the potential for removing the router, and fitting something like a stepper motor connected to a linear actuator, fitted with say, a blade at a raunchy angle, such as 45 degrees... Or a straight blade for shipping boxes, a creasing wheel, and even a penholder for decorating window moun...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 08 Apr, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Acrylic blocks
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Acrylic blocks

If the art work is postcards, then the texture of the paper/card may be the problem. When you apply the adhesive to the card, while still with the release liner on top, is the surface slightly mottled, like orange peel? That could be the problem. If you have a ready stock of sacrificial postcards, y...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting Aluminium composite panels (Dibond)
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Cutting Aluminium composite panels (Dibond)

You almost certainly can cut DiBond with this. Normal practice I think is with a fine tooth negative rake blade. Expect lots of statically attracted dust. For clean cuts, my first choice would be a Steeltrak... But other methods include score and snap - cut through the top aluminium skin with a real...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 23 Feb, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Software for shapes,layout and spacing.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

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: 246

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: 546

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: 914

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: 914

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: 1202

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: 1354

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: 15
Views: 1085

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: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 691

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: 736

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: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 691

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: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 691

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: 439

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...