Kevin Hirata
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Double sided window decal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roland R. Irish III Jan 3, 2011. 4 Replies

Changes to Quick Print?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hirata Nov 18, 2010. 5 Replies

Corel Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Dunning Sep 28, 2010. 20 Replies

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Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion White on Cling
"Remind me never to bid on a job where you have a white design. Or, remind me to at least bid it accordingly. I finished just one sign, and I've about had it for the day!"
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Quality vinyl
"Let me know what you find out. You have piqued my interest good sir!"
Feb 2, 2009
Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Quality vinyl
"I was looking through the Fellers catalog, but I couldn't find anything. There is a distributor here in the Bay Area that sold vinyl which is used for hard hats. The stuff was pretty expense as I recall. I have to try and find their name,…"
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion White on Cling
"Its just too much fun!"
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Quality vinyl
"You would sacrifice some of the outdoor durability but bynot laminating it you should have a decal that will tear when it is removed. I will see if there is anything else I can find for you."
Feb 2, 2009
Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Quality vinyl
"Thanks Steve Actually the client wants something that would tear if someone tries to remove it. Kevin"
Feb 2, 2009
Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion White on Cling
"Thanks Josh and Steve, Yeah I'm finding out just how labor intense weeding vinyl for a sign can be."
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Quality vinyl
"I would try using Oracal 3651 with the permanent adhesive. To make it last outdoors you will need to laminate it and that will make it less likely to tear when being removed. It will make the decal stretch to the point of not being usable once they…"
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion White on Cling
"Kevin, That might work but it would be very labor intensive and costly to the customer. Unfortunately the only real solution is to upgrade to a XC540 or use a gerber edge to print the white on clear. If it is a large order I would look at stouse to…"
Feb 2, 2009
Josh Ellsworth replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion White on Cling
"That would work, but some other shops may be able to print with white ink if they have the larger Roland XC540 with white ink option."
Feb 2, 2009
Kevin Hirata posted a discussion

Quality vinyl

Can anyone recommend a high quality vinyl which will stand up to the elements, and will be virtually impossible to remove? Here's what the client is asking for:..."Extra Sticky back if available. They do not want these to be removable.Question… do you have material available like the computer companies use on their stickers that will tear if they are removed?..."Any help would be appreciated.See More
Feb 2, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Cling Vinyl
"Good call Kevin! I remove the media clamps (did a run of 100 of these earlier tonight) because it tries to "cling" to the clamps as it goes back and forth. For profile I use GCVP at standard settings."
Jan 28, 2009
Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Cling Vinyl
"Steve, I purchased the Solvex cling vinyl, but I can't seem to find information on it's profile. I was going to use Glossy Calendar Vinyl GCVP. What profile do you use? Also, when printing do you find that the vinyl is a little sticky…"
Jan 28, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Perforated vinyl
"that is 50/50. I don't have the 70/30 as no one has asked for it yet."
Jan 28, 2009
Kevin Hirata replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Perforated vinyl
"Darn good detail in the fire hoses. Is that 50/50?"
Jan 28, 2009
Steven Jackson replied to Kevin Hirata's discussion Perforated vinyl
"Kevin, Here is a picture of the perforated job I did for a customer. You can see partly through in the darker areas. The job was done the beginning of last summer and still looks as good as the day we took this picture!"
Jan 28, 2009

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Hometown: Please include City & State
Honolulu, HI
Core Business
Screen Printing, Promotional Company
Your Position
Owner
Type of Printer/Cutter if owned:
Versacamm SP300, Roland GX-24, Riley Hopkins 4/6 press
Type of Heat Press if owned:
Phoenix Phire, Hotronix Fusion

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At 1:55am on August 30, 2013, Otto Perez said…

Hi Kevin,  Steven told me you had/do pad printing and needed some advice on what kind to buy (manual machine).  Between Presta or Imprintor.  Not sure if you recommend one of them or another one.  Something affordable, manual (one item at a time) that I can have at my "home" business.  I have a Versacamm 54, but wanted to add the pad printing for pens, golf balls, glass cups, etc.  Good market on my end for them.  Please let me know at your convenience.  Thank you sir.

Otto

At 11:21am on October 22, 2010, Michele Schampers said…
Thanks Kevin! We are very excited to add the Versacamm to our embroidery/screen print business. We are purchasing it either today through a local dealer or on Monday through Imprintables.

Michele
At 5:05pm on October 16, 2010, Erick Almodovar said…
tHANK HEY IM LOOKING TO BUY ANOTHER VERSACAMM 540I IN CHINA THAT MACHINES ARE GOOD OR IS A TOY
At 10:23am on October 5, 2010, Tammy Cole said…
Thank you. This is a new world to me. I love sites like these to get help through the learning curve I will be going through.
At 11:01am on July 13, 2010, Don Treadwell said…
Thank you for the welcome. I am looking forward to getting and attempting to give some insightful information. Thanks again. Don T
At 10:15pm on June 4, 2010, Michele Heffern said…
Thankyou for the welcome Kevin. I am on a learning curve yet, so I check in everyday. Other peoples questions and comments are helpful too. I work at Seaglass Logo wear, so I will be at most of Steve's trainings...he does a great job!
Michele
At 5:37pm on June 4, 2010, JD said…
Kevin,

Thank you for your help.

JD
At 3:39pm on June 4, 2010, JD said…
Kevin,

Thanks - I was thinking about the cut first idea... I will give it a try.

Please tell me more about the crop marks feature - is this in VersaWorks? Is there a video that covers this?

JD
At 2:48pm on June 4, 2010, Jane Wiciak said…
vp540
At 2:40pm on June 4, 2010, Marsha L said…
Hi,

I am seriously considering a Versacamm. I am unsure on which model to purchase. I'm leaning toward a VP300i.

I have read several of the comments on this site and have reviewed Roland's site as well.

Questions:

optional media take-up system - Is this used often. What is the approx. cost?

There are six different colors of ink available from Imprintables, but it looks like only four colors of ink are used in the machine. Please explain.

From one of the posts, the adjustable head is only available on the 540. What is the adjustable head used for and how often? Is it worth the extra $?

I have been watching the webinars that greatgarmentgraphics host. They have mentioned screen print transfers from Transfer Express. Can these screen print transfers be printed on a versacamm?

After reviewing several of the photos, the printed vinyl appears very shiny. Which materials could be used that are not shiny?

Thanks,

Marsha
 
 
 

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