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Damaged Banner Cores

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trainwreck, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. trainwreck

    trainwreck New Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    In running high volume banners, I keep running into damaged banner cores. The more severe damage prevents us from sliding the roll of banner onto the printers' spindle.

    I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to repair the inside of the damaged cores so I don't have to exchange rolls. Something along the lines of using a hole saw with a really long extension or some type of honing tool.

    Suggestions? I run up to 126" widths.
    Thank you
  2. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

    Apr 17, 2012
    I get many of those...I just return the roll and get a new one.
    I got a BRAND NEW roll of 3M Laminate the other day that looked like the whole thing was bent in half. But the box was fine. Had to have been damaged at the factory.
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  3. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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  4. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

    Sep 8, 2016
    Arlington, TX
    Besides building a cone shaped tool to gradually reshape the core, best bet is to return it. I've gotten some where the boxes have been fine but the core was bad. Keep sending them back.
  5. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

    Oct 13, 2017
    Nothing you can do about the broken core unfortunately. dealt with quite a few of those. send it back or re- core it if you are in a pinch. done it once or twice. obviously not ideal but it is do-able.
  6. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

    Sep 3, 2018
    United Kingdom
    We just send them back. The companies usually blame the couriers. We had a pallet of poster paper delivered the other day that had clearly been sitting in the rain for at least 6 hours. It was soaked. We just refuse anything that looks damaged or wet.

    used to happen a lot more than it does now, I guess they take extra care now when sending stuff out because they know we just won’t accept it.

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