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Large Pounce machine?

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by Jwalk, May 8, 2017.

  1. Jwalk

    Jwalk Member

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    We are looking at doing a massive amount of pouncing and doing it the old school manually is looking like it will take forever.

    Is there a machine. plotter vinyl cutter etc that would do the pounce pattern on pounce paper 4 feet width if we had it in a .AI file and or eps.
     
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  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Should be lots of options out there.
    The Graphtec FC8600 lists a pounce kit as a $99.00 option.
    Not sure how well it works but Graphtec plotters are pretty good.

    wayne k
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  3. GaSouthpaw

    GaSouthpaw Active Member

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    It works very well, actually.
    To add to Wayne's suggestion- most plotters have a "Pounce" setting and yes, it's a heck of a lot easier than doing a bunch of patterns by hand. Your big decision (if you don't already have a plotter) will be which one to get.
     
  4. Gino

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    Ours is a 30" Gerber sprocket fed style. To do 48", we'd just do the upper half and then the lower half. With letters that size, you'll probably hafta go into the roll pretty far and a Gerber will track perfectly for the entire 300' all in one shot. I'm not sure others can do that.
     
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  5. Jwalk

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    Thanks guys. I thought so.

    Im working with a real old timer on this one. He doesnt like technology.
    There are 5 huge walls and the first pounce for the first wall looks like it will take ten times longer than anticipated.

    I see the 99.00 dollar pounce tool. Its a different blade I guess.
     
  6. Jwalk

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    Did bit more reseach heres a video of the graphtec plotter tool. I have a GCC I wonder if it has a pouncing kit.

     
  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    wow, that pouncer sounds like an angry typewriter. still pretty cool though, we still have our old pouncing hand-tools but haven't used them in ages, as I just get clever with installs using drawn paper patterns.
     
  8. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Did a couple of very large layouts to hand-paint logos on refinery tanks using a Gerber 30" with perfed paper. Roughly 20' x 60' if I remember correctly. Many, many panels 28" after trimming the perfs off the sides. But fit together perfectly when I taped them together on the shop floor.

    It was the only sign I've painted with full-size rollers and 3" rollers for the fine work. :p

    so, yeah, if you can get someone with a Gerber 30" sprocket plotter to jobber these patterns for you, they will be perfect.
     
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