I've heard of this for wrap printers/wide format, but usually goes to a server that is running the art program and the drivers for the machine for activation.
You may need to find an elcheapo laptop, a copy of Corel or Illustrator and load the driver in this instance.
Beware, somtimes when you switch from one cutting program to another the plotter language may change or need to be changed from HPPL TO HPGL, or vice versa. Language adjustment is usually somewhere in the menu on the plotter itself.
Please forgive me if this sounds off. But with the world of tech changing, I didn't know if there might be apps that I could use from my tablet to my plotter. I work at a dealership and my computer doesn't allow anything but what's installed. I was looking for something like vector magic or similar programs.
Again, sorry if it sounds dumb. I just had to ask.
Tell us; is it lowE or hi performance lowE?
Your answer will make a world of difference in what use can install. Hi-performance lowE began to be the standard around the year 2000 and it can handle most window films. I personally wouldn't go darker than 35%, though some are known to go darker.
If you don't know, play it safe(r).
Their are a few film maker that put out a 70%. I'll let others chime in for brand names.
Honestly I usually charge the same price. Unless it’s Walmart film I won’t even touch that. I never warranty their film either. So with the price I always turn around and sell them my film with a warranty.
Looking at getting solar window film installed on some of the windows in my house. 3M Prestige PR-70 seems to have a good mix of clarity, light transmission, and heat rejection, but can only be bought/installed by authorized sellers.
Anybody have suggestions as the best alternative that can be purchased and installed DIY? For what it's worth, I have double-pane low-E windows so I want to make sure I get something that's not going to cause the windows or seals to break from the extra heat absorption.
Well, I recently bought a house where both toilets were the old round, low to the floor type. Called a plumber to assess cost and he was trying to sell me a 650$ toilet. I says, I'll pass and asked if I bought toilets elsewhere, would he install them. He says, yes.
It isn't much different when someone supplies the film.
Back in my days, the most I would do is give a discount from full price. That would help cover the film cost the custy laid out. Of course, there is absolutely no warranty on product or installation; take it or leave. Oh and ah, don't muck a piece up and be sure they have enough. Even then I gave it my best at install, because ... the person just might be back within a year or two needing an R&R.
There was no heating forming film in those days, so that adds a sour point to using customer provided film today.
None the less, they are introduced to the business and will either be back for your professional grade film or become a word-of-mouth soundboard for you, or both. My .
Generally I would pass unless I knew the film was something legit that I don't have access to.
I would have to question what is so special about it that he has to have only that. Also my price would be the same as with or without his film, paid before I start. Like Ryker said, he better be prepared to buy more if he wants it finished and something doesn't go well.
If he shows up and its rice paper thin or smells like the adhesive is stale, I wouldn't even bother.
@Tintguy1980 That's some mighty fine craftwork there partner! Working in reverse layers and knowing what colors to drop, stack or hollow for transparency takes a clear vision of the end goal long before you het to the glass. I would imagine it was pleasantly mind bending. Aside from a few flames, I never developed a smooth enough hand for that level of detail. Thanks for sharing!