A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » Regional Cycling » UK
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

How do you print frame transfers?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 16th 06, 12:29 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Callaghan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default How do you print frame transfers?

Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.

--
Callaghan
Ads
  #2  
Old September 16th 06, 01:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Jon_H
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 45
Default How do you print frame transfers?


"Callaghan" wrote in message
...
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.

--
Callaghan


I bought a frame from here and they do transfers but I haven't tried them.
www.becsbikes.tk
pretty reasonably priced.

cheers
Jon_H

P.S. I don't actually know the person and cannot guarantee the workmanship
as I have never tried them myself.


  #3  
Old September 16th 06, 01:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
pete whelan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 147
Default How do you print frame transfers?



Callaghan wrote:
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.


email me and I'll let you know what I can do for a small fee.

I've done quite a few for others on the newsgroups



  #4  
Old September 16th 06, 01:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Jon_H
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 45
Default How do you print frame transfers?


"Jon_H" wrote in message
...

"Callaghan" wrote in message
...
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can

pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to

a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for

a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.

--
Callaghan


I bought a frame from here and they do transfers but I haven't tried

them.
www.becsbikes.tk
pretty reasonably priced.

cheers
Jon_H

P.S. I don't actually know the person and cannot guarantee the workmanship
as I have never tried them myself.



cancel that last URL unless you really want to view the casino advert try
this one instead.

http://us.share.geocities.com/becs_bikes/products.pdf

I should have checked before inflicting upon the group

cheers
Jon_H


  #5  
Old September 16th 06, 01:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
stevebaby
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default How do you print frame transfers?


Callaghan Wrote:
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer
some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to
know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can
pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to
a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4
for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube
I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H.
Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced
transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.

--
CallaghanYou can buy decal paper (from hobby-shops) and run it through an ink-jet

but the ink will probably fade especially on something like a bike which
gets a fair bit of UV exposure.
There are also specialists who can do a better job,but for a single set
of decals the cost is likely to be prohibitive.
The cost of "original" decals is outrageous but you may have to bite
the bullet on this one and go with your frame refinisher.At least you
know that the decals will be compatible with the finish.


--
stevebaby

  #6  
Old September 16th 06, 02:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7,091
Default How do you print frame transfers?

In article
Callaghan wrote:
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

You can get adhesive polyester film or waterslip transfer paper, which
can be laser printed (the waterslip will need a lacquer overcoat). The
only problem with these is that it doesn't seem to be easy to buy a
single A4 sheet.
  #7  
Old September 16th 06, 04:07 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Pete Biggs
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,801
Default How do you print frame transfers?

Pete Whelan wrote:

email me and I'll let you know what I can do for a small fee.

I've done quite a few for others on the newsgroups



- Including me. I like these vinyl stickers /more/ than the professional
type of transfers new bikes come with.

Just out of curisoity, Pete, what sort of device do you use and how much
would one cost?

I know nothing about these things. I'm guessing it's like a printer but
with a lazer cutting thing?

~PB


  #8  
Old September 16th 06, 05:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
pete whelan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 147
Default How do you print frame transfers?



Pete Biggs wrote:
Pete Whelan wrote:


email me and I'll let you know what I can do for a small fee.

I've done quite a few for others on the newsgroups




- Including me. I like these vinyl stickers /more/ than the professional
type of transfers new bikes come with.

Just out of curisoity, Pete, what sort of device do you use and how much
would one cost?

I know nothing about these things. I'm guessing it's like a printer but
with a lazer cutting thing?

~PB


Peter,

It's a Roland vinyl cutter, with a roller for the 'Y' and a moving head
for the 'X' directions. A bit like a pen plotter. The cutting is by a
pin prick of a blade that rotates as the direction of cut changes. 500
is about the cheapest they come (+VAt, + getting loads of vinyl, etc)


  #9  
Old September 16th 06, 06:56 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Julesh
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 48
Default How do you print frame transfers?

Callaghan wrote:
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.


Please let is know what you finally decided to do because I also have a
Claud Butler Daleman, bought this summer off EBay, which is in serious
need of some new transfers!


Julesh
  #10  
Old September 16th 06, 07:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
RG
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 58
Default How do you print frame transfers?


"Callaghan" wrote in message
...
Hi there,

I was hoping someone had been through this process and could offer some
advice. I'm fine with the design side on the pc. I'm interested to know
how my designs could be printed on some suitable material that I can pass
on to my frame refinisher. Can I take a jpeg or other similar format to a
print shop on the high street and have them printed on a sheet of A4 for a
few quid? Or am I limited to a specialist of some sort?

I was quoted over the phone, "about 20", from the refinisher which I
thought was a bit steep. I might only need transfers for the down tube I
haven't decided yet.

The frame in question is a Claud Butler Dalesman. I'm aware of H. Lloyd
http://tinyurl.com/jbwer who stocks original or reproduced transfers,
who I may return to.

I'd be grateful of any useful advice.

--
Callaghan


CraftyComputerPaper (Google & ye shall find) sells paper for making
waterslide transfers in single A4 sheets - either inkjet or laser (obviously
most lasers are black only so you would need a light coloured frame). I've
tried the laser and they seem to work OK - you need to let them REALLY DRY
on the frame and then mist-coat with about 4 or 5 coats of aerosol car
lacquer - and I then coated mine with car wax polish. So far they seem
quite durable (they're black on a yellow frame)

RG


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Frame Closeouts (ad) John Dacey Marketplace 0 November 16th 05 09:22 PM
Autofaq now on faster server Simon Brooke UK 216 April 1st 05 10:09 AM
FAQ Just zis Guy, you know? UK 27 September 5th 03 10:58 PM
Is my frame salvagable? john_childs Unicycling 5 August 14th 03 11:16 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.