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hi i just had a brand new roland egx 350 engraving machine delivered the other day i took it out the box saturday afternoon and had a quick play after setting it up i was very impressed with what it can do for the money. Anyone else got one what do you think any advice or tips.Just awaiting delivery of ma varga saw to cut material and realy get using it.

Craig

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You took it out of the box and set it up? I'm very suprised at that - not that I think you're incapable - rather that after spending that sort of money I would expect an expert installation, checking everything is fuctioning properly, etc. Plus at least half a days training.

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You took it out of the box and set it up? I'm very suprised at that - not that I think you're incapable - rather that after spending that sort of money I would expect an expert installation, checking everything is fuctioning properly, etc. Plus at least half a days training.
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i was told i could get a days training from mastergrave but i would have to go to their premises. and i am in scotland so it would have been a bloody long drive or a flight to luton and a hire car up the road to them and i am busy the now not much spare time already took a day off for trophex.

 

Craig

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So how are you going to get use the machine to its full potential if you're not going to be shown how to use it properly?

 

Sure its easy enough to use if you're familiar with the basic engraving principles, but there's so much more that the machine can do than engrave pet discs and namebadges. Question is how do you find all this out? Just stumble across it? I don't think so. Not with the amount of use you'll be getting outta it. You'd have to use it 24/7 to stumble over advanced engraving techniques.

 

Take the time to get some kind of extra training, be it at their place or yours. It will pay far more dividends in the long run than you saving a few quid now. What you gonna do if you don't get the volume orders for badges and pet discs? Use it as an expensive table to sit your Heels and Soles on?

 

Shame on Mastergrave for not suppling a comprehensive training package with their machine.

 

Don't take the rant personally Craig, you're a decent guy - I know that as we've met. I just dispair when people buy these big fancy machines and then don't use them to their full potential. I know so many repairers who've bought machinery, then moaned when its not made the money back. And its always come down to the fact they never invested in the proper training to go with the machines.

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That is a cracking post Kev. I can't believe that a company can send out a machine of this expense, and expect the customer to set it up without any guidance. And no training unless you travell to them, I just hope that you never have any problems with it, or need any technical support.

 

Good luck with it anyway, hope it lives up to your expectations.

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It's certainly well worth taking the time to learn the machine inside out, as it will pay off in months/years to come. Even if this does mean going down to see Mastergrave, it will be well worth it.

 

Planet UK900 - I'd take Kev's advice and see if you can get a bit more out of your own machine. 3000 posts on this forum in 19 months! You must have a lot of spare time on your hands!

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Hi Photoman! :D :D :D

 

Welcome to the forum!!! :D :D :D

 

Why not pop yourself into the new members section and introduce yourself? :D :D :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's certainly well worth taking the time to learn the machine inside out, as it will pay off in months/years to come. Even if this does mean going down to see Mastergrave, it will be well worth it.

 

Planet UK900 - I'd take Kev's advice and see if you can get a bit more out of your own machine. 3000 posts on this forum in 19 months! You must have a lot of spare time on your hands!

 

Hi photo man, thats a flash first post, welcome.

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Planet UK900 - I'd take Kev's advice and see if you can get a bit more out of your own machine. 3000 posts on this forum in 19 months! You must have a lot of spare time on your hands!

 

You mean my 6 machines that are all paid for & working non stop. Welcome to the forum........prat :D

 

Some people work fast and can post at the same time.

Some people work slow and dont have time for more than just that.....

 

uk900 - 3000+ posts

photoman 1 post............... :-{{{

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I don't think he was looking for that kind of exposure when he posted his composition. he obviously saw an aperture for a joke, but it backfired when everyone zoomed in on him. In contrast it's easy to point and shoot your canon, but we must focus on the subject and filter out the candid remarks. :-s

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