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Greetings from Newbie in Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TKatMayfieldPrints, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. TKatMayfieldPrints

    TKatMayfieldPrints New Member

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    Howdy Y'all,

    My name is TK Mayfield and I am the owner of Mayfield Prints, a Texas home based business. I recently decided to take my graphics design hobby to a new level - from digitally drawing to digitally printing. Currently, I am doing in-house designs and outsourcing printing jobs. However, I found deal on two wide-format printers I could not turn down (will post specs below). Now that my printers are on the way, I decided I needed to join this forum to humbly learn more about this biz from the Pros. Many of you have spent years learning the hard way - through trail and error - for this I have the deepest respect. If I was wearing a hat, I would indeed take it off. This said, any and all tips, advice, and suggests are most welcome - Ie. what else do I need to get the most out of my printers. Here to learn and hopefully in the process make new friends.

    Respectfully,
    TK

    Equipment Specs.
    Roland VersaCAMM SP-300i (30" printer & cutter) comes with basic VersaWorks Software
    Mutoh 1604 (64") comes Flexi Dsnr Upgrade Flexi Print Software
    Digital Pro 8-in-1 heat transfer press - 15" x 11" flat press and various attachments (3 mug sizes, 2 plate sizes, 1 hat press)

    Computers Specs. (Brief Description)
    HP TouchScreen Envy23 w/ Windows 8
    HP Laptop, Touchscreen w/ Windows 8
    Custom built PC w/ Windows 7 Gaming Video Cards
    And other PCs (gaming video cards, custom Vista)
    All computers above have mass memory and ram

    Graphics Design Software
    ArtRage 4 (a generic program in comparison to AI, yet is by far my favorite)
    Subscription to Adobe CreativeCloud - Adobe Illustrator
     
  2. JBusch260

    JBusch260 Active Member

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    Greetings from Ft Wayne, Indiana!
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Welcome from a fellow Texan, now displaced to cold Yankee middle Tennessee.
     
  5. idsignsil

    idsignsil Member

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    :Welcome: from Illinois. You may want to look into getting a laminator as another piece of equipment.
     
  6. TKatMayfieldPrints

    TKatMayfieldPrints New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome JBusch, J Hill, Wild West (the displaced Texan), and Idsignsil!!

    Pleased to meet y'all! TK
     
  7. TKatMayfieldPrints

    TKatMayfieldPrints New Member

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    Thank you for the suggestion Idsignsil. Can you tell me why you suggest a laminator and which machine you recommend. Thanks, TK
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA.............................
     
  9. idsignsil

    idsignsil Member

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    Depending on the type of work you are doing you may or may not want to laminate your prints. Temporary yard signs - no, vehicle wrap and more permanent signs - yes. We laminate everything that is printed except for temp yard signs, i.e. golf outings.

    Seal & Royal Sovereign are both high quality lamination machines. We have a R.S. Cold Laminator. Do some research on them, there are many different kinds. Find what will work for you in your budget with what you are trying to do as a business.
     
  10. limacchina

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    Welcome from far east China
     
  11. SignBurst PCs

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    Red Ball Very Active Member

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    Welcome from another subject of the Kingdom of Texas!
     
  13. JgS

    JgS Member

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    Welcome from NM. Displaced Texan myself (Galveston).
     
  14. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Welcome from Omaha!
     
  15. thesignexpert

    thesignexpert Active Member

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    Welcome to a great forum from Ohio.
     
  16. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Fort Worth, "Where the west begins".
     
  17. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK

    :Welcome: to :signs101: Best advise I can give you is to keep the printers busy. Busy printers have lower maintenance.
     
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