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by TogaTony
Tue May 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Cassette obstruction...help anyone
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Re: Cassette obstruction...help anyone

Problem is 2 fold: 1. Dirty rubber wheels slipping -- cannot pull cassette. 2. Cassette not sliding in easily (too much friction). Make sure cassette & path is thoroughly clean. I use my own Windex formula: Spray bottle filled with water. Add 5% ammonia, 5% isopropyl alcohol and a few drops of liqui...
by TogaTony
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: little blank spots when printing
Replies: 17
Views: 9027

Re: little blank spots when printing

Where exactly are you placing the 'Bounce' fabric softener sheets?
Can you send a photo?
THX!
by TogaTony
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Graphic Design Business books/subscriptions etc
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Re: Graphic Design Business books/subscriptions etc

You can't go wrong getting the GAG Handbook or for that matter: JOIN THE GUILD! If there is no local chapter near you, join as a 'member-at-large.' About the handbook: It's based on an old guideline that works best for that specific trade. I have it (them). Been a Guild member over 20 years. The gro...
by TogaTony
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: little blank spots when printing
Replies: 17
Views: 9027

Re: little blank spots when printing

Hey Beach... It was pretty common knowledge years ago, that some paints never really, completely dry (or fully cure) on some plastics, especially PVC film. Years ago we used to over-coat the painted banners with Future brand acrylic floor wax (I kid you not). That was before Daige Rollaguard came on...
by TogaTony
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Suggestions on protecting output
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

Re: Suggestions on protecting output

Daige liquid Rollaguard is really great! 2 coats should do the trick. Glossy or Satin. About $75/gallon. Available at Hyatt's Supply in Buffalo NY (http://www.hyatts.com). We use 2mil clear for our vehicle magnets on trucks. 3M or Oracal or whatever-- the clear vinyl is your best bet. Only problem i...
by TogaTony
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: little blank spots when printing
Replies: 17
Views: 9027

Re: little blank spots when printing

I'm so old I remember when they called them "magic markers!" Interestingly, If it weren't for the fact that I was in the screen printing business back in the day, I probably would have bought an inkjet. Those of us that think in 'spot' colors know this technology all too well. Our biggest, most prof...
by TogaTony
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: little blank spots when printing
Replies: 17
Views: 9027

Re: little blank spots when printing

Hey beachnsled! I assume OP means original post, and 'fave' is favorite and 'markers' are Sharpies? Your colloquial writing is difficult for some of us to understand. Best stay with proper American syntax. (We're a diverse community, here.) That being the case: Sharpie makers are fine but can fade ...
by TogaTony
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: PERFORATED Window
Replies: 19
Views: 7343

Re: PERFORATED Window

Has anyone tried the new super-clear Mojave Window Film?
I know it's not for auto glass but just a thought...
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There's got to be an optically-clear HP vinyl film out there.

Tony
by TogaTony
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: New Ribbon Color Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: New Ribbon Color Guide

Mark-- You're gonna like this. i had a guy come in w/some 'hot' stuff. ...Ball caps & t-shirts w/sports team logos on them. He needed holographic labels to look like the license stickers on the genuine articles. Now I know why Summa came out w/their holographic ribbons! lol. Tony PS-- No, I'm not go...
by TogaTony
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Clear Window Vinyl
Replies: 1
Views: 1661

Clear Window Vinyl

Anybody have any experience printing on this new window vinyl?
It can be gotten from Sign Warehouse.
THX!
Tony
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by TogaTony
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible to get away without lamination
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: possible to get away without lamination

Where can I buy FDC 4200 at $170/roll?

Tony
by TogaTony
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible to get away without lamination
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: possible to get away without lamination

Daige Rollaguard doesn't have much odor (if any) at all. It's water based. I've over-coated 4-8ft of 3ft output at one time with no smell. It sets up pretty quick, too. Just don't lay it on too thick. If you do, don't worry, by morning it'll be dry. But watch out for air movement -- fans, air flow &...
by TogaTony
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible to get away without lamination
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: possible to get away without lamination

I've put down 2 thin coats, let stand overnight and was able to weed next day -- no problem. This stuff (Daige Rollaguard) is $75 a gallon but don't let that stop you. It's unbelievable! The gloss is really tough. I haven't had a problem with it. It seems to stick really well to Summa printed vinyl....
by TogaTony
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: laminator
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: laminator

I have an old Ledco Digital 44. It's hot a laminator. I only use the hot setting for laminating paper prints (rare). Mainly newspaper articles and customer posters, etc. Go with a good cold laminating unit. Mounting is the main push these days. Nobody is outputting on paper any more. Make sure it co...
by TogaTony
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible to get away without lamination
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: possible to get away without lamination

Oracal 651? No way! I'd rather use Oracal 750 clear. It's a 2 mil high performance film and it's at a good price. I get it from Hyatt's in Buffalo Ny for around $292. (40" x 150ft roll for my DC3 Plus). It works great. Just run a density test on your CMY Ribbons & OFF YOU GO! You're not going to lam...