• Gerber Edge prices?

    Posted by Mike Brown on August 13, 2002 at 1:33 pm

    Looking at getting a Gerber Edge1, have had the demo from Spandex today and was suitably impressed – but – would anyone who has one or has looked into buying one recently mind telling me what deals they were offered…I need to know how far I should push!

    if you’de prefer to tell me in confidence then please email me at:

    mikethesign@btconnect.com

    thanks!

    more soon

    Phill Fenton replied 20 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 2:40 pm

    Are you going ahead and buying a Gerber Edge Mike?

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 4:05 pm

    No – actually Phill – we’re not!

    Since posting this both Clare and I have decided it would be too big a jump and besides I really want something digital just to experiment with first of all…so now we are looking seriously at the Roland PC600 machine which I think would be better for this.

    I love cut vinyl, its’ tactile qualities, depth of colour, design discipline, construction and a lot more too! but I am a real lover of technology too and am intrigued by the further possibilities offered by digital – or at least combining the two to greater effect.

    To me, digital isn’t just about printing pictures but about simply getting more from every single square metre of vinyl – not to mention creating traditional and contemporary designs more easily. I particularly like the clarity and character definition you get with cut-vinyl and I’m sure a digital machine could help reduce both the time and cost in re-creating such designs straight to a single skin of vinyl. Everytime I go to a sign show I despair at all the bright green tree-frogs, fast cars and bottles of pop churned out in ever greater numbers by ever larger machines and keep thinking to myself ‘you’re missing the point’!

    Anyway, for now, I’d like to look at getting something at a ‘reasonable’ price to have a play with over the coming months…

    more soon

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 6:59 pm

    mike forgot to mention when we last chatted, I found this site:

    http://www.rolanddga.com/forums/detail.asp?f=4

    on the roland usa site, its a user forum for color-camms, there’s some interesting reads on there and it’ll give you some more insight/opinions

    ANDY

    P.S. Don’t forget if you ever need any info, just shout

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 7:08 pm

    nice one andy i think ill have a look at that one also… cheers 😀

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 9:00 pm

    Me too Andy.

    Mike – I think the colorcamm is a good way to get into digital without spending a fortune. it does have it’s limitations though as discussed elsewhere. Running costs are high – and it struggles with large full colour prints, but it still has a wealth of uses and is brilliant for detailed work. It’s also a time saver – in that it can be churning out work that may have been done in vinyl before but would have been time consuming. It also does a lot of things that you can’t do with vinyl. It certainly gives you a lot more scope in the types of signs you can do