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hi i just ordered a second hand metaza mpx-60 impact printer engraver. suppose to be in mint condition hardly used. should be arriveing this week. i am mainly going to try and do dog tags and lighters anyone got any advice or tips. i see nobody mentions these machines on the forum is their a reason for this and are they reliable.

thanks

Craig :D

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cancel the order 8) and get a proper engraving machine

 

i do have a pantograph i just thought it was a good idea being able to put a photo on a lighter that would be more durable than printing and pressing the sublimination way as thats fidly and time consuming and the oven takes about 10 minutes to heat up and press.

 

have you actually used a metaza my roland vinyl machine is excellant so the make seemed ok to me

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thekeyvan Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 am Post subject: roland metaza mpx-60

 

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hi i just ordered a second hand metaza mpx-60 impact printer engraver. suppose to be in mint condition hardly used.

you have got no worries in it being in mint - they never get used!

planet uk900 Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:07 am Post subject:

 

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cancel the order and get a proper engraving machine

wish someone had given me this advice before i bought one!

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seems you've bought it anyway i may as well give you some advice 8)

when engraving a lighter, before you set the plunge bar down to touch the surface of the lighter, lay a fine piece of paper over the lighter first, then depress the plunge locking bar.

 

this ensures that if there are any uneven bits on the surface of the lighter then it won't start to drag all over the place ruining the lighter.

 

don't forget to remove the paper before engraving.

 

keep away from photos with too much light in the background unless you intend to paint out everything but the image you want as it looks a mess.

 

if i can remember rightly, for most pictures i had the contrast set to minus 10 and the brightness set between 65 and 95 depending on the photograph.

 

 

the folks on here are right, roland rushed this out without thinking how we could effectively market it, i wasn't very keen on their after sales service either when we first started using the mpx 60 then the mpx 70 and wasted loadsa blanks trying to get the clarity just right.

 

the details below are from a website, i used this guy to help me to figure out our mpx60, he gave much better advice than roland and he has the blanks and necklaces as well as jigs for holding items in properly.

MetaloPrint

(Ray Bonning)

 

15 Wayne Close

Lowestoft

Suffolk

NR32 4SX

UK

 

Tel. +44 (0) 1502 582 974

Mobile Phone +44 (0) 7 9393 105 47

Fax +44 (0)871 2111 678

Email: metaloprint@pendant-blanks.org.uk

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seems you've bought it anyway i may as well give you some advice 8)

when engraving a lighter, before you set the plunge bar down to touch the surface of the lighter, lay a fine piece of paper over the lighter first, then depress the plunge locking bar.

 

this ensures that if there are any uneven bits on the surface of the lighter then it won't start to drag all over the place ruining the lighter.

 

don't forget to remove the paper before engraving.

 

keep away from photos with too much light in the background unless you intend to paint out everything but the image you want as it looks a mess.

 

if i can remember rightly, for most pictures i had the contrast set to minus 10 and the brightness set between 65 and 95 depending on the photograph.

 

 

the folks on here are right, roland rushed this out without thinking how we could effectively market it, i wasn't very keen on their after sales service either when we first started using the mpx 60 then the mpx 70 and wasted loadsa blanks trying to get the clarity just right.

 

the details below are from a website, i used this guy to help me to figure out our mpx60, he gave much better advice than roland and he has the blanks and necklaces as well as jigs for holding items in properly.

MetaloPrint

(Ray Bonning)

 

15 Wayne Close

Lowestoft

Suffolk

NR32 4SX

UK

 

Tel. +44 (0) 1502 582 974

Mobile Phone +44 (0) 7 9393 105 47

Fax +44 (0)871 2111 678

Email: metaloprint@pendant-blanks.org.uk

 

thanks very much for the info sounds like a good tip with the paper i am out in the van all day today so i will have a play with the machine when in the shop tomorow.

thanks Craig

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