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by Richard Photofusion
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Underpinner and hot laminator wanted!
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Underpinner and hot laminator wanted!

Hej Marko,

You might want to check out uksignboards for a heated laminator; your budget is on the low side for a V good condition machine.
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dry mounting films recommandations
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Dry mounting films recommandations

The Drytac range are generally pretty good. Steve Goodall at Wessex Oldham is the expert. For mounting to "normal" materials, the regular self wound film is your go to. Conforms well, great with matt and lustre materials. Save the acrylic for polyester based gloss materials. For this you want to rem...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 28 Oct, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold laminating is causing a sea of dimples
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Cold laminating is causing a sea of dimples

Ultra glossy materials want to go on ultra smooth substrates - Aluminium, DiBond or acrylic. Foam based materials won't work. As your print material is .8mm thick, it will pick up undulations in the sintra and create the waves/dimples shown (signs101). My vote would be a quality 3mm ACM, with optica...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 30 Sep, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dust!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Dust!!!

I'd always take care about using tack cloths near glass - the glue residue has a habit of leaving streaks, which then needs IPA to remove. Useful for cleaning down surfaces, and almost essential when cold mounting / laminating. Also, the fibers from the cloth snag easily on the insides of wooden fra...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Sep, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dust!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Dust!!!

Part of the problem is dust in the environment - we do relatively little frame assembly, far more printing mounting and laminating. Stage 1: hoover and mop. We're lucky - hard floor surfaces allow us to both. We also have the benches topped with 8x4 polypropylene sheets. These get wiped over first w...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stringing Large Heavy Oil Painting?
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Stringing Large Heavy Oil Painting?

Perhaps it has to be hung from rod(s) or cable(s)? In that case, strap hangers - rod (or cable) to each one. If only one rod/cable is permitted in this game, then perhaps a magical stong beam, connected to the strap hangers might do the trick. Strap hangers around 20% of the way down. How heavy is a...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-roller experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: De-roller experiences

If there is tissue in the roll, then I'll leave it there when first detubing the print, to reduce the chance of scuffing. I always advise clients that if they want me to send prints to framers, that we leave a handling border in place. When decurling prints, if the surface is fragile, I'll tend to s...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 21 Aug, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Keencut bench part needed
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Keencut bench part needed

Contact Keencut - they've got amazing aftersales service. I'd be very surprised if they don't have spares for the bench. https://www.keencut.com/contact-us/
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 20 Aug, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-roller experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: De-roller experiences

Sorry, somehow missed those videos. While the technique might be fine for posters, please don't ever handle matt pigment inkjet prints like that, unless I've printed them, and you want to buy a reprint. Fingers dragged over large dark areas of matt rag paper = scuff marks. Acutally, I'll extend that...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 14 Aug, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bubbling!
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Bubbling!

I've mounted thousands of prints using our JM44. We prep our own selfadhesive board, using adhesive from Hotpress. Papers ranging from 34gsm Kozo up to 340gsm alpha cellulose. Only times we've had bubbling have been down to either user error (normally pressure too low/uneven) or dodgy rolls of adhes...
by Richard Photofusion
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bendy bevel cuts
Replies: 13
Views: 2323

Re: Bendy bevel cuts

They realy are in a very small, elite league.

I'd add Rotatrim, and of course uncle Steve.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 30 Jul, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Left hand Morso extension droops a little bit.
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Left hand Morso extension droops a little bit.

Aluminium. Beer cans, cheap and expensive - tend to be slightly different thicknesses. Airline drinks cans, thicker still (do airlines still have drinks...?)
Credit to Robert Pirsig.
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

Agreed, a lot of the vinyl is rather tacky. This year I would have liked to go to Sign and Print, or even Fespa, to actually test what some of the larger format machines can do, at close inspection. A lot of what I make is designed to be seen at close distance, invites close scrutiny. That's where l...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The preocupasion of some customers with narrow mouldings on excessively large mouldings.
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: The preocupasion of some customers with narrow mouldings on excessively large mouldings.

I'd put part of the blame on the obsession with thin, and bigger screens and thinner bezels on phones, tablets, computer screens and televisions. This is the fashion, and I suspect it is edging into framing. That it isn't really practical from an engineering point of view is rather unfortunate, but ...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Canon Pro 4000 for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Canon Pro 4000 for Sale

Not a bad price, particularly if that is the take up reel lurking behind the catching basket. Might be worth posting a service nozzle check, as well as the ink pumped through the L&R head. I'd be tempted, but I'm now looking at the HPz9+DR and or a larger format Eco Solvent or Latex. Repeats to self...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

Part of the theatre of presentation is the tactile nature of the object, in the customers hand. The heft of the paper, the weight of the frame, the subtle resistance of the wind on mechanism of the Leica, or the unboxing of the Veblen gadget. But equally we have the smoke and mirrors approach of the...
by Richard Photofusion
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

Whilst talking to myself, at the London Art Fair last year, I was rather taken with some seamless quite wide, beautifully finished black frames. Thoroughly complimented the grand scale photographs within them. The artist had both taste, and a fitting budget. My flippant response to the budget framin...
by Richard Photofusion
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

Ah, but take the mdf carcas, and vacuum form styrene with an inbetwixt film of of araldite, no, PVA, then wrap the surface with monomeric, or cast vinyl of you choice.

Polychromatic colour change picture frames.

OK, about this wheel thing, what colour do you think it should be?
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 19 Jun, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: Paperweights?

Used blades, still using them for weights as well, while trying to work out what to do with them. A box of old hard drives - incredibly dense, still waiting to be fully decommissioned before disposal. As they can't be used for anything technological, I guess they qualify as paperweights. Show and te...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: Paperweights?

Handywrapped stacks of 2mm aluminium, mostly 5x4", but sets going all the way up to 16x20". Very useful for taming prints from the 44" printer. Start with corners and edge centres held down by 5x4 stacks, then if the paper is still curly (and some of the alpha cellulose materials are really meant to...