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Getting a technician to come out and look at our VS-540 is seemingly difficult in the area we are located.
If we cannot get support for our machine from Roland, nor the company we purchased from to get our machine serviced in a reasonable time frame (within two weeks) we will have lost yet another sale and we will be forced to close our business after 16 years and sell our VersaCAMM VS-540 along with other equipment.
It has hardly been used and is still under warranty until Nov. 2012. Well maintained (from our side of things).
Any idea what the resale value of a used VS-540 with white & metallic inks would go for?
It is amazing to hear that everyone is happy with his service. :-) Thanks for speaking out.
Great to hear. :-) Yes it is! People on this forum are AWESOME.
Thanks for the offer to help too John. :-) What ink configuration do you have?
I've already had help from Roland R. Irish III test printing the job I have and he has mailed me out the test prints. We will see how long regular US mail takes to get to Canada.
Yes I have White and Metallic inks
Good to know! I'll keep you mind if I need a metallic job done when machine isn't working.
Are you finding you can charge at least 25% extra for the metallics? So far the metallics is getting people interested because people are impressed with the look and happy without the screen set-up fees.
oh geez, Kimberley...............I didn't know that you could use metallic on garment transfers?
I thought it was only for sign vinyl, posters, decals etc.
wonder where I got that information, duh
Diane - hold your horses on the metallic for garments. It will work, and it will wash out in a short period of time. They keep advertising that it can do metallic on garments and I wish they would not. The ink does not fully bite into the media and can be removed in about 5 washes. Not what I would like to have happen with my customers!
Didn't know it would wash out... You are a fountain of knowledge ;-)
I'm now thinking the best way to metallics on t-shirts (at least for small areas) would be to dome them. That way they'd look shiny and I'd think that would prevent the ink getting washed out. Right?
I guess larger designs would have to be layered with some sort of metallic vinyl.
There was actually a previous thread on here about doing heat transfer metallics, using some type of foil that you pressed on after applying the transfer. Not sure who posted it or when, but if you dig around a bit I'm sure you can find it.
or even easier is to use a metallic heat transfer media like solutions metallic that will not wash out.
When we decided to buy a VersaCAMM, there were several companies that offered to sell us one. After speaking with Steven at Imprintables (Steven would be our tech), my partner decided that we would purchase our machine from Imprintables. It was another very good decision by my partner. Steven and Irv (when Irv was with Imprintables) always helped us when we called