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looking for equipment need advice

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by glassmom, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. glassmom

    glassmom New Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    What machinery is really necessary for wrapping cars. We are looking at the Roland versacam and the Mimaki jV3 or 5. We will also use these for other applications. Printing large maps etc. We have Adobe Creative Suite in place. What other software would be helpful? Do we need a sign program such as sign wizard? Also, we are having trouble finding car templates. Help please
  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Best source for templates is Digital Auto Library. You can also get templates from MR Clipart.

    Essential machinery in addition to a solvent or ecosolvent printer would be a laminating machine.
  3. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    I have a 63" Mimaki JV3, & also have Adobe's CS2... but I wouldn't want to be without Flexi sign pro. It is a great program for many things, (as Fred told me so often before I checked for myself) but especially valuable now that I have the printer because I would have needed to buy RIP software & Flexi Pro has adequate RIP software included. If you get the Roland, you will probably get RIP software, but I prefer the Mimaki & needed something like Flexi.

    Also agree with Fred on the laminator, especially for wraps, it's a must. I got the 63" GBC Arctic Titan