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My question is what size film ?width? do you stock.

If you primarily use a plotter do you

:uh

Just stock 40? film

Or do you

Have a 60? roll cut down to 36 and 24. So you can maximize your film mileage.

I realize that this option would require could also require the addition of a 40? roll for rare occasions :uh

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I think there was a whole thread about this like just a week ago :bingo

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there was but I think slimpuddys question is more for those that use plotters, the other was just generic? :lol2

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I think there was a whole thread about this like just a week ago :fart

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there was but I think slimpuddys question is more for those that use plotters, the other was just generic? :twocents

[*]366921

You got the jest of it Willie, I was interested in what other plotter shops stocked. I don?t mind keeping a bunch of film to cover what is necessary but I did not want to go over board. My reason for the plotter in the first place is to save me time. (I can hand cut) but I can at times make some pretty ugly slices and the plotter solves this for me.

But in order for me to realize the timesavings I set every roll of film up so it can instantly be placed on the plotter. I keep the bottom rollers set up for PPF and only use the top holder of my film rack that can hold three rolls (which when used can cause more of a train wreck than it is worth). But in order to be able to change film out instantly all rolls have to be set up with spindles and shafts, which can get expensive. (I have friends that are machinist and make this stuff for me for free mostly but sometimes I have to go out purchase this stuff and it gets quite expensive in a hurry.

To simplify what I need to know is how many BGs are out there that I have to have a 40? roll of film for instead of a 36??

If there are a more than a few then I will end up stocking 40? 36? and 24? which means in the end if I decide to stock the three most usable flavors 38, 28, and 18 of Quantum along, HP True gray and one Economy film HP Smoke in 20 I will end up with 20 rolls of film. My rack system can handle this but outfitting it with all the necessary hardware is going to be costly.

:chick

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I think there was a whole thread about this like just a week ago :fart

[*]366880

there was but I think slimpuddys question is more for those that use plotters, the other was just generic? :twocents

[*]366921

You got the jest of it Willie, I was interested in what other plotter shops stocked. I don?t mind keeping a bunch of film to cover what is necessary but I did not want to go over board. My reason for the plotter in the first place is to save me time. (I can hand cut) but I can at times make some pretty ugly slices and the plotter solves this for me.

But in order for me to realize the timesavings I set every roll of film up so it can instantly be placed on the plotter. I keep the bottom rollers set up for PPF and only use the top holder of my film rack that can hold three rolls (which when used can cause more of a train wreck than it is worth). But in order to be able to change film out instantly all rolls have to be set up with spindles and shafts, which can get expensive. (I have friends that are machinist and make this stuff for me for free mostly but sometimes I have to go out purchase this stuff and it gets quite expensive in a hurry.

To simplify what I need to know is how many BGs are out there that I have to have a 40? roll of film for instead of a 36??

If there are a more than a few then I will end up stocking 40? 36? and 24? which means in the end if I decide to stock the three most usable flavors 38, 28, and 18 of Quantum along, HP True gray and one Economy film HP Smoke in 20 I will end up with 20 rolls of film. My rack system can handle this but outfitting it with all the necessary hardware is going to be costly.

:fart

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Yo slim

I dont have a plotter so Im not much help. Alot of these guys use them but Im not sure exactly who does. I know TintDesigns has one and has been very helpful to me. You might pm him and see what he thinks. Good luck sorting it all out :chick

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I have a plotter at the shop, all I use is 40" cause I dont want to carry more then I need to. but in reality the only cars I know of for sure that need a 40" is dodge intrepid, and older camaros.

it seams that some others are out there but I cant remember.

worse case is use your 24" and seam it on the big ones.

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I have a plotter at the shop, all I use is 40"  cause I dont want to carry more then I need to. but in reality the only cars I know of for sure that need a 40" is dodge intrepid, and older camaros. 

it seams that some others are out there but I cant remember.

worse case is use your 24" and seam it on the big ones.

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Thanks TS, I was just trying to get the best mileage ou of my dollar. :lol

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I would like to stock just 40" rolls but I learned the hard way to stock 24",36", and the occassional 20" roll because you never know when your plotter is going to mess up and a 40" makes a lot of waste when your free handing. I tend to old school it most of the time anyway but if I only had 40" rolls I'm sure my plotter would be down every other day anyways.

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