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by Fruitini
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: Business Insurance.

First time I have ever considered claiming on my business insurance policy. Arranged through a local broker including business interruption insurance. Made the call to the broker to enquire about the process of claiming should we be enforced into closing - the answer was not covered for infectious d...
by Fruitini
Sat 29 Feb, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Extra thick jumbo mountboards
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Extra thick jumbo mountboards

Does such a thing exist?!

We use, and like, the LJ range of 2400 and 3500 micron boards but want something in a jumbo board - ideally 1000x1500mm. Does anyone use or know of any suppliers? Just looking for a Snow White at this stage.
by Fruitini
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Valiani mat pro wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Valiani mat pro wanted

Ah ok. Sorry for the misunderstanding. And sorry for you! It’s made a huge difference to my work processes.
by Fruitini
Sun 09 Feb, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Valiani mat pro wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Valiani mat pro wanted

I did exactly what you are asking - I upgraded from a ultimate gold (Futura) to a Valiani mat pro ultra 150 back in April following a move to a bigger workshop. I have absolutely no regrets. My first experience of using a CMC, and this machine, is great. I bought secondhand through TGS Repairs (Mark...
by Fruitini
Thu 05 Sep, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hydrovane manual
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Hydrovane manual

PM sent
by Fruitini
Tue 20 Aug, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

Thanks Steve. Really appreciate your effort in doing this. Will certainly give it a whirl once I have sorted a copy of the software. Cheers
by Fruitini
Thu 15 Aug, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hydrovane manual
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Hydrovane manual

I’ve scanned mine for you. PM me your details and I’ll send you a link
by Fruitini
Wed 14 Aug, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

I would be very interested in this Steve. Been meaning to try and learn a bit more about this side of things so some pointers would be hugely helpful.
by Fruitini
Mon 15 Jul, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scratch Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Scratch Maps

Thanks for all your thoughts.

I dry mounted using a vacuum press onto 5mm foam core and very pleased with the result. A good bond, no changes to the foiling and minimal orange peel effect.
by Fruitini
Sun 14 Jul, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scratch Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Scratch Maps

Any thoughts on best way for mounting these down? A glossy paper surface with a lottery scratchcard type overlay covering the countries for people to scratch off where they have visited. Tempted to dry mount in the heat press, but unsure if heat might affect the scratch foil. Resigned to an orange p...
by Fruitini
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

Thanks Steve. I appreciate your help today.
by Fruitini
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

I've not seen that film!! At last some uncommon ground! Is the man in the film a haunted framer?!

Thanks Steve. Thats very helpful. Have PM'd my email address.
by Fruitini
Wed 05 Jun, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

Bizarre. We have just moved to a much bigger premises and we have a micro brewery/craft ale pub 2 doors up. And my name is Ed.......

Are you, me...?
by Fruitini
Wed 05 Jun, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Drawing software

I'm in exactly the same position as you. Have had the same machine for a couple of weeks and have just about mastered single/double mounts and getting to grips with multi-aperture etc. Have found some excellent tutorials on the Valiani Cutting Machines from Crescent facebook group. I am very close t...
by Fruitini
Fri 05 Apr, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Security Camera System

As there appears to be a bit of interest I'll elaborate on my question by adding my experiences. We invested in an inexpensive Swann system (DVR4-1260) maybe 5-6 years ago. It was purchased from Screwfix with very little research into it capabilities. It runs 4 cameras from a base unit via wiring wh...
by Fruitini
Thu 04 Apr, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Security Camera System

Can anyone make any recommendation of a security camera system that they use and are happy with its performance? Ideally I am looking for:- Multiple cameras - perhaps 4+ Good picture quality Wi-fi enabled to minimise cabling App based monitoring Decent amount of HD storage or cloud-based? Reliabilit...
by Fruitini
Sun 03 Mar, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?

The new Arqadia/Larson-Juhl price list is shocking. Why split up mouldings into their collection categories?! It makes no odds to me what collection they come from. It used to be dead easy to find a moulding but now its almost as difficult as navigating the Simons price list! This LJ rebranding has ...
by Fruitini
Mon 04 Feb, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New favourite tool!
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: New favourite tool!

Our previous two corded arrow electric staplers both failed after a little over a year of moderate use for canvas stretching. I contacted arrow to complain and they supplied this model free of charge, no questions asked. The first couple of months impression is it’s a great upgrade on previous corde...
by Fruitini
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Moulding id please

Sorry - yes the Ashworth and Thompson one was it. Colour on their photo is a bit off - it came much browner like our examples.

https://www.ashworthandthompson.co.uk/m ... 83111.html
by Fruitini
Wed 19 Jul, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Moulding id please

I asked the very same question not so long ago!

https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtop ... 32&t=15229