Gig Posters

Posters: 156080 | Bands: 135798 | Designers: 11529                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    bort's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    toronto
    Posts
    22
    Comments
    0

    Default question for torontonians!

    this is a complete shot in the dark but i thought i'd give it a try anyway.

    i'm having difficulty finding a place that will output large film--i consider large anything over 13x19-- at an affordable price. i've been going to kinko's and using their large format photocopier but the blacks aren't black enough(i've been using the vegetable oil method). I've contacted several service bureau's but their prices for b+w digital output is often outrageous. if there are any torontonians on here, may i ask where you go for affordable film?

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Posts
    969
    Comments
    3

    Default

    You could try contacting Claude at CMB services, he offered to do 17" wide film for me, or put me in touch with their clients with the Epson7600, or 4000 that can do 24" or 48" I think . . .no idea on the price though I am looking to go through them for large format films. www.cmbservices.ca

  3. #3
    crusher's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    detroit
    Posts
    1,014
    Comments
    4

    Default

    kinkos should be able to darken the print enough by changing the contrast, but if the one you're going to sucks, try a different store. there has to be half a dozen in toronto. atleast one of them will have an oce machine that works for you. also, after you get the print, spray a coat of workable fixative on it. that will darken the black.

    (i apologize if you tried all that to no avail).

  4. #4
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Posts
    969
    Comments
    3

    Default

    Ever used an achitect office to output films? I live above such a place and they have a really long printer that I assume prints blueprints. Anyone have any info or ever done this? (i have no idea what the printer is)

  5. #5
    8ball's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    HELLL AWWAIIITSS!!!!
    Posts
    8,089
    Comments
    2475

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fool's Gold
    Ever used an achitect office to output films? I live above such a place and they have a really long printer that I assume prints blueprints. Anyone have any info or ever done this? (i have no idea what the printer is)
    Talk to Billy Bishop of Obsolete. I believe he gets his vellums from a similar place...

  6. #6
    andydiesel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    34,775
    Comments
    1376

    Default

    a lot of times if you just call around to local offset print shops they will shoot your film for a reasonable price. that's what i did in the begining.

  7. #7
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Posts
    969
    Comments
    3

    Default

    thanks Andy, I never thought of that.

  8. #8
    Premium Member
    Andymac's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Van Isle BC Canada
    Posts
    11,746
    Comments
    278

    Default

    In answer to the architect question, we used to print 'title blocks' on sheets of thin vellum that the architects would do their original drawings on to make copies 24x36 or larger, and really small type, border, etc. - what I remember is they would also run off black line prints on this same material as the film, and we would use it as positives - so yeah, if they can do black on some thin translucent for you, that should work.

    I know you guys are trying to do stuff on the cheap, but if it is so crappy it makes a bad stencil, what's that worth if you have to do the stencil all over again, or it falls apart? How cheap is cheap? ("I'm a cut priced person in a low budget land..." name that tune!)

    Tip - (and yes I do use crappy laser prints or clear photocopies from the local copy store that starving musicians bring in to print on CDs) if the open areas have a slight speckling of emulsion because the black wasn't dark enough, I can usually rub them lightly with my finger then give them a blast with a spray (be really careful if you try a pressure washer) and this will carry away the little specs because they haven't really got much grip on the mesh. if your exposure was decent, the stencil area should be fine, and the opens will clean up nice.
    Andymac

    services www.squeegeeville.com
    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

  9. #9
    connor13's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    BUDA IS GOD
    Posts
    6,504
    Comments
    1193

    Default

    blueprint shop dude.
    example:
    3 color print.
    set up your canvas 3 times as big as your image size.
    put your 3 layers next to each other in your widened canvas.
    flatten>convert to bitmap, up your resolution-50%threshhold.
    save as a tiff w/ no compression.
    they can output it direct from the blackliner on to vellum.
    real cheap too.

  10. #10
    bort's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    toronto
    Posts
    22
    Comments
    0

    Default

    thanks for the input everyone.

    I've tried printing at an architectural place and found the quality of the output to be inferior. I think i'm just going to bite the bullet on this one and drop some coin on getting some quality transparencies made. When i starting doing this i never thought making film would be such a huge pain in the ass. nothing is ever easy is it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •