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by simoonez
Wed 17 Aug, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Antique mirror wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Antique mirror wanted

Hi folks,

Does anyone have any antique mirror kicking about?
After a piece 475mm x 580mm

Many thanks.

Simon
by simoonez
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Card reader & App payment system
Replies: 72
Views: 36844

Re: Card reader & App payment system

I was using a mobile based Payleven machine. It was awful. It would refuse every other card, it would disconnect halfway through, it would switch itself off :head: We're on a fixed terminal through lloyds bank now, it was a nightmare to get setup but it's a dream machine in use. Charges are less tha...
by simoonez
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso EH help please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2213

Re: Morso EH help please!

Great news.
Sends a mild shiver of panic through me when someone's main machine goes down. Not sure what we'd do if our morso or underpinner gave up
by simoonez
Fri 20 May, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Who the Hell do Mircrosoft think they are
Replies: 18
Views: 16886

Re: Who the Hell do Mircrosoft think they are

Ours installed halfway through printing. It's complete madness, I wish I'd known how to stop it before. No matter how many times you click No Thanks, it just goes ahead without permission.
by simoonez
Tue 10 May, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Newbie who is the Mountboard supllier for small quantities?
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Newbie who is the Mountboard supllier for small quantiti

Pretty sure Centrado do everything in single sheets.
http://www.centrado.co
by simoonez
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image ghosting on glass
Replies: 11
Views: 6577

Image ghosting on glass

When taking apart frames for reframing, there's often a sort of dusty mirror-image mark of the work on the back of the glass.

What's causing such a thing? It's normally when the image is in contact with the glass, or when it's not you can at least see where the mount had been.
by simoonez
Sun 14 Feb, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How best to clean rollers
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: How best to clean rollers

Cover a board (A4 is fine) in double sided adhesive on both sides, then run it through the rollers. It'll pick up any dust/paper remnants.
by simoonez
Sat 16 Jan, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso Blades - Again (yes, sorry)
Replies: 26
Views: 4091

Re: Morso Blades - Again (yes, sorry)

Get them sharpened at Mainline then you know they'll be as good as they can be.
by simoonez
Sat 16 Jan, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Move off the highstreet??
Replies: 9
Views: 7970

Re: Move off the highstreet??

We've moved off the high street mainly to reduce overheads and it was a really good move. We're now on the edge of town in an area of redevelopment with barbed wire fences and an abertoire to get past to reach us. Sounds bad I know, but our existing clients were happy to find us and their recommenda...
by simoonez
Fri 30 Oct, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corner decoration
Replies: 17
Views: 7154

Re: Corner decoration

Try Tim at Kingswood frames, he might help you out. He's a member on this forum - Timh I think.
by simoonez
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scratch resistant UV acrylic
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: Scratch resistant UV acrylic

Thanks Robo.

I just spoke to our new Centrado rep who informed me that any cast acrylic is scratch resistant. There was I thinking I was buying a one of its kind product with Artshield, not to be found anywhere else. Sucked in by branding again.
by simoonez
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scratch resistant UV acrylic
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Scratch resistant UV acrylic

Hi folks,

Is wessex the only place to sell scratch resistant UV acrylic? I can find scratch resistant acrylic but seemingly not with the UV protection with it.
I buy Artshield from Wessex but it's the only thing I buy from them now.
by simoonez
Fri 25 Sep, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Card reader & App payment system
Replies: 72
Views: 36844

Re: Card reader & App payment system

I used payleven for a while but it was just a pita.
I've just been looking at worldpay which is consistantly cheaper that payleven and runs through the phoneline. A bit dearer to start out but that would be saved in no time in comparison to payleven.
by simoonez
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cloth / wipes
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

Re: Glass cloth / wipes

We use rags from a local commercial laundrette. They throw out tonnes of the stuff, they bag it up and hand it out. If they've not got any then I ask house clearance people, they've always got bags of old sheets or towels.
by simoonez
Mon 24 Aug, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bespoke stretcher bars
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: Bespoke stretcher bars

Ordered a set of fairly large bars last week - just shy of 2m x 1.5m - from Tim.
Came next morning, with accompanying cross bars - great quality stuff. I can second the recommendation.
by simoonez
Mon 24 Aug, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Machinery service
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: Machinery service

Neil, I've emailed you..
by simoonez
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted- Spare Morso blades
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: Wanted- Spare Morso blades

I have a few sets spare, acquired through job lots of framing equipment. I'll dig them out and let you know how much they've got left on them over the weekend.

Simon.
by simoonez
Sat 13 Jun, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iron slab
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Iron slab

I had a chap come in the other day asking if I had an iron slab. He said most other framers he'd been to had iron slabs because they're perfectly flat. I don't have one, and I didn't know it was or is a thing for framers to have them. Anyone know why I'd want a perfectly flat slab? Or have I been do...
by simoonez
Sat 13 Jun, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me..
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Re: Is it just me..

I can't help but be constantly impressed with the quality of mouldings. I certainly get differences - there's always a margin of error - but considering the manufacturers are working with a material so incredibly variable as wood I'm amazed that mouldings I use from different batches are usually int...
by simoonez
Thu 14 May, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: LJ moulding wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 523

LJ moulding wanted

I'm after 12m of LJ 464504 if anyone has any. Long shot perhaps but worth a go.

Thanks.