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Layzply.com - a new way to lay vinyl

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by MrGraphics, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. MrGraphics

    MrGraphics Owner Operator

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    :wavingflag: MADE FOR SIGNMAKERS BY A SIGNMAKER
    This amazing machine was developed in our sign shop. We have been using this for several years and decided to start manufacturing them and sharing this with the rest of the world. It saves an unbelievable amount of time laying the images on coroplast, magnetics or aluminum substrates. We designed this machine especially for 18 x 24 signs because this is the most popular size. Watch my video demonstration on YouTube and I am sure you will agree that this is a Must Have in any sign shop. The best part about it is you can train even a beginner is a matter of minutes to lay down images from a large format printer or vinyl cut lettering and turn out a very professional job.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuDITfsiF_M

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF IT, THANK YOU
     
  2. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I like it when sign people invent time saving devices for our own trade.

    I like the concept....but I think it should be a lot larger so that it can accomodate at least a 48" piece of substrate. I figure that you can still use smaller signs in a larger unit. This size would be very limiting for my needs.



    Good idea, I hope it makes you a million!!!!
     
  3. fmg

    fmg Very Active Member

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    $395 is a bit steep to mount a small piece of vinyl to a substrate. Not a fan of the BS but it is more bang for your buck IMO.
    Good luck with it anyways!
     
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  4. MrGraphics

    MrGraphics Owner Operator

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    Funny you should mention that it should be larger, it is on it's way. At present we do a lot of screen printing on the 18 x 24 or 2 up on 12 x 18, our main problem was on small orders like 10 signs or under where we could not justify charging $30.00 for each screen. This is where this machine comes in. So if I can print it out and apply it in a few minutes each, it is just easy money. This is also great for applying 12 x 24 magnetic signs or small metal signs.
     
  5. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Looks neat but at the price many DIY folks will make their own or some overseas company will knock it off...
     
  6. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Slick.. like it but agrees 48 inch + would better able to do smaller... myself I may do areas like hand letter the larger but vinyl a smaller area of the same sign.
    In this area they sell the 18x24 so cheap and other types does not pay to even think about.

    But I think you got a good product for sure.
     
  7. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    you can mount 4 coros with a big squeegee in that much time. It takes a simple job and makes it more complex than it needs to be.

    Let's have a challenge...

    You video yourself mounting 10 coros with your thing and I will mount 10 coros with my squeegee. Best time wins a pizza.
     
  8. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    So Jiarby when will your video debut on YouTube?.....
     
  9. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I have to find a video camera, but I will do it... did he accept the challenge?
     
  10. fmg

    fmg Very Active Member

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    I have a feeling the BS will win this one.
     
  11. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I guess you could say it is a "violent torpedo of truth"...
     

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  12. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    This looks like one of those tools a newbie buys. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
  13. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    best worthless invention ever.
     
  14. njshorts

    njshorts Active Member

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    can I join the challenge using my speedpress?

    (note- i have NO affiliation with speedpress, just love it.)
     
  15. Fitch

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    Nice idea - but I seriously could have done 6 in the same time.

    Cheers - G
     
  16. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    I guarantee you I could lay coro faster with even my 4" felt squeegee. I'm sorry, it's a cool hobby concept but has no real world value.

    I'll enter the contest with just 4" if you guys want ;) even though I'd be with jiarby in real world...be using a Big Squeegee.
     
  17. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

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    Nice contraption but Big Squeegee Rules when it comes to speed...
     
  18. vinylbarry

    vinylbarry Active Member

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    Nice concept it would be good for newbies but I also like the bs. I also think the cost is little to high.
    Good luck with it.
     
  19. Mainframe

    Mainframe Very Active Member

    Sorry, the Big Squeegee has this tool beat by a mile as far as speed, as I mentioned on another post, I discovered the elcheapo B-line vinyl from Nglantz lays down on coro real nice & did i mention it's cheap
     
  20. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    If you could make a version that could be mounted to a shopfront window/glass to hold a big/long cut vinyl graphic to make 1 person installs easier, i could see you selling more.

    most sign shops will have a laminator/mounting machine that work the same way essentially. They sell 1400mm wide mounting machines brand new for $800 here, and that's on a stand with wheels, and you can mount up to around 20mm thick substrate. When I had one, I could easily laminate up to 2 or 3 metres length with it (usually 30" media out of my sp300v).

    I have been thinking of fabricating some sort of "bridge" type device that holds a graphic up in the middle while you get your act together (hold everything with one hand), then let it go so you can do your thing.

    Having said all that... I know some guys who specialise in small format graphics - POS items, countertop displays - and they work in limited space - This device would be suitable for such an operation - and I would say moreso for cut vinyl than prints (I can imagine there being some failed mounts with prints - cut vinyl is more forgiving with these systems).

    Best of luck and let us know how you go.
     
  21. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    Heh..Heh.....
     
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