cooltinter

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  1. Hello peeps, we have been using a 74" x 110" glass top table as our main cutting surface for most of our Solar, Security and frost/etch films. The glass is regular annealed and over the last 10 years we have replaced it 3 times because of deep scratches due to various reasons (carbon blade, blade angle vs too much pressure, dragging heavy boxes across table with dirt or staples scathing glass top etc) I called our local glass company to talk about what glass would be less apt to get deeply scratched and they tell me that there is not much difference between regular annealed and tempered when it comes to scratching the surface, and if the tempered surface scratches too deep, the glass could shatter. All of the edges of the glass are totally protected using a 1" aluminum flat bar which we then use a drywall T-Square to use as straight edges. Any extra advice on glass types (annealed, tempered, heat strengthened) vs deep scratches would be greatly appreciated. PS. the new table is going to have some new rules around it for sure! thanks
  2. Biz Card Dispenser wrapped & ready!
  3. I think it's fixed now. https://youtu.be/6FBj03s3y3s
  4. I finally found something to recycle those cool Triumph blades dispensers into! https://youtu.be/6FBj03s3y3s
  5. Looking to source a smooth mirrored finish window film or vinyl that is totally opaque and will not let any light pass thru. The only way we can do it now is to use 2 layers. 1 blackout + Silver 20/80 solar window film. There's got to be a product out there that has the two combined, I just haven't found it yet. Any help would be much appreciated! thx
  6. Excellent work!! Beautiful!
  7. Very, very nice!
  8. Hi folks, would anyone here know if there are specific printer temperature settings for Correct Spec film? I have an email out to them but they are an hour behind us and my printer is asking me this for a rush job. thanks
  9. Hello peeps, I am running Composer software from Omega to run our 60" Summa plotter.It has a security USB dongle which has been damaged and is just holding on by a thread... actually it's duct taped to the computer so it won't move. I am desperately seeking a replacement without having to buy a new licence. The vendor will send me a temporary replacement and we would send the original for repair ($700) ouch! Any advice or help would be much appreciated! thanks gang
  10. another Maritimer from New Brunswick, my Brother now lives and operates out of Nova Scotia. We are Maritime Window Film Specialists and do mostly commercial & residential flat glass with Solar, Safety/Security, Frosted & Deco films. Love this forum. Cheers!
  11. I just stumbled across this and thought I'd share. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/eastman.htm Fascinating facts about George Eastman inventor of the first film in roll form in1884 and the Kodak camera in 1888. George Eastman Inventor: George Eastman photo courtesy Rochester University Criteria: First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur. Birth: July 12, 1854 in Waterville, New York Death: March 14, 1932 in in Rochester, New York Nationality: American Eastman, George American inventor and philanthropist, who played a leading role in transforming photography from an expensive hobby of a few devotees into a relatively inexpensive and immensely popular pastime. He was born in Waterville, New York, and was self-educated. In 1884 Eastman patented the first film in roll form to prove practicable; in 1888 he perfected the Kodak camera, the first camera designed specifically for roll film. In 1892 he established the Eastman Kodak Company, at Rochester, New York, one of the first firms to mass-produce standardized photography equipment. This company also manufactured the flexible transparent film, devised by Eastman in 1889, which proved vital to the subsequent development of the motion picture industry. Eastman was associated with the company in an administrative and an executive capacity until his death and contributed much to the development of its notable research facilities. He was also one of the outstanding philanthropists of his time, donating more than $75 million to various projects. Notable among his contributions were a gift to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and endowments for the establishment of the Eastman School of Music in 1918 and a school of medicine and dentistry in 1921 at the University of Rochester.
  12. Thanks for the feedback people! I always cover the entire door, this way I know that they won't be calling back when someone walks out the door with their keys in their hands or kicks the bottom and scratches the tint! I've been doing this for a few years now and haven't got any calls to replace anything, and if so, I would just redo the 2 layers again. I only charge 1/2 the cost than the 1st tinted layer on the second 4mil coating. (example if I charge $150 to tint 1 full glass door, I add $50 instead of double the initial cost for the extra scratch guard coating. cheers!
  13. Hello people. I often use a 4mil safety clear film as an extra layer of scratch guard protection on some heavy traffic glass doorways (car keys, delivery carts etc...), and patio doors for heavy sharp nailed pets. Has anyone else out there done this, and what is your favorite extra scratch guard coatings for heavy traffic? I am considering 4mil clear graffiti instead of the 4mil clear safety film. My concern is the graffiti film has a lower tack and I just wanted to know if anyone has successfully done this? thanks!!
  14. Hey folks, I am looking for 1 - 60" roll of Madico MT200 Grey. Madico has discontinued it, I have it on spec for an interior glass job, I've contacted 2 Canadian distributors and to no avail, they've also checked with Madico and no 60" rolls anywhere. I need 50 linear feet (but would buy a full 100' roll) and would use an alternate if it looks the same. Anybody want to sell me a 60" roll? thanks call 1-800-667-8468 ask for Denny or Bert
  15. Does anyone know what printers they might be using? Very impressive! hdclearfilm.com/index.php thanks