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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems' started by Silvertip, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Silvertip

    Silvertip Silvertip Graphics Signs & Designs, Inc.

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    Now that it is clear

    Now that is clear what I am after....can we please stick relevant info? You can call them decals or stickers or THE decals. I have a serious inquiry here that is on a very large scope and I am really hoping to get relevant answers.
    Thank you all for participating but I think now after 15 posts that you all understand that I have a pretty big endeavor here and I am quite serious. Yep, I do know what I am getting into. I have done quite a bit of homework. This is not an overnight deal. I have worked towards this for years. So, lets move forward in that I do know that I need new equipment and lets assume that I do understand the scope of the workloads and how productions work in general.
    I am looking for relevant info on production workflow-Thank you everyone!
     
  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    What kind of turnaround time is the client expecting?
     
  3. reQ

    reQ Very Active Member

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    Don't know what else you want to hear? Set up was listed. Workflow was listed (even given suggestion numbering print jobs in VW for example)
    Maybe i am missing something?
     
  4. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    A decal is a fancier way of saying sticker it doesn't suggest a size. I would say sticker usually denotes a small adhesive backed vinyl logo. Where as a decal could be anything from a small door logo decal or a large partial wrap.
     
  5. Silvertip

    Silvertip Silvertip Graphics Signs & Designs, Inc.

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    Turnaround

    At this time we have a 5 day turnaround policy here at the shop. One of my selling points is that I can produce quicker and lighter and leaner than their current decal manufacturer.
    I am going to move that out some if we enter into this with them but it will be under 14 days.
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Now that I know you are looking at some serious production, i would look into getting a flatbed cutter like the Summa F-series, it can contour cut the vinyl then completely cut through the backer for you completely unattended

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-49CZi_7vvQ
     
  7. Silvertip

    Silvertip Silvertip Graphics Signs & Designs, Inc.

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    What else?

    Yep, there were a couple of posts that described set up scenerios. Thank you and I have noted them on my trusty notepad and I am looking into them in due fashion.
    What else? There are probably a hundred different things that I COULD do. A couple were posted. I am collecting information so I want more if it is available. Or if the end users want to share their hard earned knowledge. Why did they go that route? Would they do anything different? Every scrap of information is useful if it is on topic. Believe me I am trying to look into as many different things that I can. Are some machines better than others-Warranties, break downs etc.
     
  8. Silvertip

    Silvertip Silvertip Graphics Signs & Designs, Inc.

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    Summa

    So far that is the leader as I mentioned earlier!
     
  9. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    If this is the case, look at a used HP LX610 ($20,000) or LX850 ($50,000) with the dual roll option and a summa F1617 flatbed plotter for cutting. You can pump decals out about 1,000sqft /hr inside by side printing with (get a 200yrd holding laminator) laminate rolls in 30mins or so, and then flexcut out on the flatbed. 2 man operation and you can do a lot in a day.
     
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