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by Richard Photofusion
Thu 21 May, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: New member and would be grateful for some assitance!
Replies: 20
Views: 2889

Re: New member and would be grateful for some assitance!

Lockable Heavy duty castors under all the wheels! All my benches are on wheels - makes life so much easier when a tricky shaped job comes through. Printers, laminator, benches, rolls of laminates and vinyls, all mobile, even some of the shelving racks. Only a few 8' cupboards the Steeltrak and a ser...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 06 May, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Web Cam for Zoom based design consulations
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Web Cam for Zoom based design consulations

£400 looks a bit steep, but if normality resumes, could you repurpose the webcam to work with visualisation software? I think presentation matters - I've repurposed an old ZoomH2 recorder as input mic on my computer, and the audio difference on Zoom and Teams calls is very real (a colleague describe...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 13 Apr, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large format printers
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Large format printers

As you're already running D700's (I'm looking at getting one of those, or a D800 for our film processing activities, once the times return), then I guess that you've got work flow already sorted out. Epson printers are great work horses, they just like to be exercised. I know plenty of printers who ...
by Richard Photofusion
Sun 12 Apr, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large format printers
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Large format printers

Welcome to a world of fun. If you can find a way to stretch to a new machine, then I'd strongly consider it. Alternatively, Epson, Canon and HP have all recently brought out new models, and there are plenty of ex-demo units in the supply chain. These'll come with a vendor warranty of sorts, along wi...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 09 Apr, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ideas for funerals
Replies: 21
Views: 5156

Re: Ideas for funerals

Nick, I'm in agreement with you. Talk of mortality is something that we're not terribly good at. I read Keith's post as an honest approach to a difficult subject. People are being left in a postion where they are not able to say goodbye. Talking and planning for scenarios which may come about, even ...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

I've sent a number of aluminium mounted baryta prints to a few client's framers. We'd bill the client around £300 for the print and mount @ A0, and on several occassions, clients told me that framing, similar to your spec cost 2-3X what the print production cost! We're also south London, though the ...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 27 Mar, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Re: Air canisters

Oh, that is. Looked into them years ago, but got distracted. All the man made materials I work with, particualrly Forex Classic, and DiBond are static bunnies, worse still when you peel the release film off. I need one of those guns in my life. And some tinsel. And it would be a massive boon for the...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Re: Air canisters

Spoke accepted. In my case, it is large prints on Baryta paper, mounted onto 3mm Dibond - even when dry, they are scarey fragile, but a mid powered air jet causes them no harm. Some of the frames I've put the mounted prints into, I've met 2, 3, perhaps even four times, and the Dibond loves to genera...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Re: Air canisters

If you don't have a comprepssor, then probably. I assemble very few frames, but when I do, they are often big, and for a regular gallery client, I dissassemble and fit work we've printed and mounted. On a single 1000x1500 frame, I can easily empty the 20l compressor. 10% goes on the print surface, 4...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 05 Mar, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: board to mount photographs
Replies: 11
Views: 5912

Re: board to mount photographs

Facemount absolutely will adhere to clean acrylic, and if the print is on something like Fuji Flex (or other polyester based papers), will create a permanent bond, as they are both high energy materials. But, acrylic is a static monster, so work space needs to be incredibly clean.
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 04 Mar, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: board to mount photographs
Replies: 11
Views: 5912

Re: board to mount photographs

Aluminium, DiBond, acrylic, or even glass - when used with an optically clear mounting adhesive (Facemount from Drytac), will allow you to mount gloss prints without orange peel (unless the core of the photopaper is citrus like). Kapamount from 3A Composites has a remarkably smooth surface, and can ...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photo trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Photo trimmer

What thickness and type of card are you using, as well as type of adhesive and printing paper - the overall package can have a big impact on the trimability of the sandwich.
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 25 Nov, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photo trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Photo trimmer

It depends on the card thickness. Most of the Rotatrims are designed for 6-8 sheets of copier paper, though the technics will do thicker. They do have sightlines, but certainy on the older ones, this is a bit hit or miss. The new Keencut Evolution 3 has a very precise cutting strip - literally cut b...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 25 Nov, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flatbed Applicator Table or Upright Cold Laminator
Replies: 3
Views: 3191

Re: Flatbed Applicator Table or Upright Cold Laminator

Lars, I'm not aware of application tables being used outside of the sign making trade. Every example I've seen has been the "slit the backing paper, then roll from centre" style of working, that is well suited to self adhesive vinyls, or laminates viewed from a distance. I swing between the self wou...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 25 Nov, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Chop service and underpinner

Again, thank you all for the responses, and sorry for the delay in saying so. Client is having second thoughts, which nicely eases off the pressure on setting up an in house solution for now. I'm still interested in getting this set up - if I were slightly further north, then the idea of a CS88 and ...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Chop service and underpinner

I always buy the right tool for the job, so I’m on the active search for a cs88/9.

Flippancy, I can’t help, /s, I try to avoid outside poisontics (and this is not the place for that)
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flatbed Applicator Table or Upright Cold Laminator
Replies: 3
Views: 3191

Re: Flatbed Applicator Table or Upright Cold Laminator

Laminator - you're going to have trouble applying a selfwound adhesive on an application table (unless there is a trick that I've missed), as I believe they are designed for laying down self adhesive materials to substrate (mainly Vinyls, cut or printed). And as you'll be working at the nip, the bes...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Chop service and underpinner

Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm looking to keep this fairly simple - a lot of the time I have more work on my hands than I know how to make hours in the week for, but this strikes me as being a logical extension to current services, and with suitable planning, shouldn't dramatically ...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Chop service and underpinner

I think I may be in the market for an underpinner. Currently print and mount to a range of substrates, and have a client (colleague) who has rather a large show coming up, and is suffering from sticker shock for the framing. I'm toying with the idea of getting a second hand CS8X, and using chop serv...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 01 Jul, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.
Replies: 26
Views: 5769

Re: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.

Funny this should come up -am in exactly the same sort of position. On a monthly basis, we print, mount, and install images in frames for a London gallery. The frames come in via a lovely team of art shippers, wrapped in a corrugated / craft paper amalgam. The frames are 40x60", with optically coate...