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Question dirtbike graphics

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Motox917, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Motox917

    Motox917 New Member

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    Any info on motocross graphics! Is there a print cut laminate machine out there that would be ideal for this. (Cost is not a factor) also the best or latest software for designing and templates... I have 5 grandboys, they all race...would love to start making our own. Any info would be appreciated!! thanks #917
     
  2. balstestrat

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    You would really invest ~$30k just to start doing that? Not to even talk about starting from zero if you are asking about design software...

    Hardware for example HP L365 + Summa S2T + Good laminator.
     
  3. Motox917

    Motox917 New Member

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    we also have a small chain of restaurants that we could justify keeping some of our advertising budget in house by producing banners/signs etc..
     
  4. Motox917

    Motox917 New Member

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    Thank you for that info! I'll start digging in!
     
  5. victor bogdanov

    victor bogdanov Member

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    I have a friend that is trying to sell MX graphics and Ill be printing for him. Search for MX templates, there is a site that sells templates for any bike you can think of. Buy template, design in adobe illustrator and it would be much easier to have someone else print it instead of you learning how to print and laminate from scratch. Convexvinyl makes a vinyl and laminate specifically for motorbikes, Ill be giving it a try soon.

    You are probably looking at a minimum of 10k-20k to get started in printing with each bike still costing you $100+ to make vs paying someone else $200 to print for you.

    I would suggest a print/cut machine for you are trying to do, even something like the roland BN 20 would work depending how wide the largest graphic would be. (you can cut wide rolls of material with a compound miter saw to fit a smaller printer, I cut 60" rolls in half all the time)
     
  6. Yeahgor

    Yeahgor Born to be The Designer.

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    For designing of any shapes (stickers, graphics, e.t.c.) is never be problem in case you have graphic design skills.
    I have an experience to do bike decals for Taiwan's bike production company they was accept any print ready vector or bitmap files.
    I agree with all advise an above regarding equipment. Even you not so sensitive for high budget for this startup you can way faster achieve the final result in case you will print/cut your stickers an outsource.
     
  7. C5 Service&Repair

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    Substance Incorporated makes the best vinyl/laminate combos for low energy plastics
     
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  8. Yeahgor

    Yeahgor Born to be The Designer.

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    Sounds incomplete for me. Can you send me some brochure or website with detailed information?
     
  9. easystickerco

    easystickerco New Member

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    For printer, consider the Epson S80. Awesome wide color gamma ink set to hit those hard hit MX colors
     
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  10. stxrmxn

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    Summa S2T LMAO
     
  11. Motox917

    Motox917 New Member

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    Does anyone have any info ..good or bad on the mimaki cjv 150 160 ?? looks like it could be good for motocross graphics..print and cut....still need a laminator i believe for the 14-16 mill clear laminate....looks like its 1111 grand...Thanks in advance...
     
  12. Jeremiah

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    Why not consider staying in your current business and making a deal with a professional sign company to get a good price and just sell them. It might be less headache.
     
  13. Motox917

    Motox917 New Member

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    I am 50 years old. retired 10 years ago. Have 3 businesses that do well. I'm looking to do something that I think I would enjoy doing, not for making money, just for fun. Usually before I spend say more than 10k I like to do a little research on the product. I appreciate any feedback ! Oh...and in my area its like pulling teeth to get any signs made. (one hour south of Atlanta)
     
  14. Jeremiah

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    The best hint Is go on youtube and follow the Cricket system, since you want to do it for fun. They have tons if reviews and training fir free. Good luck.
     
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