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Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:24 pm
by TimberSurf
If I were to squeeze more than 4 on a page E2E, its just more wasted ink on those you don't need! I originally had 3, but increased it to four, but allowing for longer variants, I would be pushing it with more. :o

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:46 pm
by Dad-1
I really must get around to ...............
And some question what they will do to fill their time on retirement ?

Geoff T.

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:48 pm
by glencairn
Thanks to TimberSurf here are two wagons with tarpaulins on. I just need to tie them at the corners
SAM_1533.JPG


SAM_1534.JPG


Glencairn

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:07 pm
by TimberSurf
:lol: :lol: :lol: Glencairn! I don't even recognise the GE one! methinks someone has been playing with "PAINT" :D
Nice to see someone using them and great that you can adapt it as well. :P
Just shout if you have any comments on sizes or text and will have a play

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:26 pm
by glencairn
TimberSurf wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: Glencairn! I don't even recognise the GE one! methinks someone has been playing with "PAINT" :D
Nice to see someone using them and great that you can adapt it as well. :P
Just shout if you have any comments on sizes or text and will have a play


No messing around with PAINT. On page one of this thread are six different tarpaulins. Most are of what I want. :D

Glencairn

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:30 pm
by TimberSurf
haha that was just a low resolution demo shot, I have not automated the masses of those varieties yet!

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:41 pm
by glencairn
TimberSurf wrote:haha that was just a low resolution demo shot, I have not automated the masses of those varieties yet!


Good enough for me. :lol:

Glencairn

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 pm
by Garyw1960
Hi, thanks for providing these tarps , most useful. VBA....sucking eggs time...have you tried recording resizing as a macro, VBA written for you. Add this to a button called size to and you are away. Saw your first post...grest idea, would love to have the unlocked file to see iff I could add macros.
Regards

Gary

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:08 pm
by TimberSurf
Hi Gary

All the parameters are changed by changing text, then macros do the actual sizing. Thus the look is driven by data, hence I can record the data as a text file (with a macro) and save, then call up a file and import it and with macros change the look to that file type at will. The only problem is that I am no VB expert and the excel file crashes repeatedly, some quirk in the code I can't find. I might share with a programming guy at work and see if he can work out why it keeps crashing. :)

P.S. Welcome to the Forum! :D

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:45 pm
by End2end
You spurred me on to get some more printed this evening but not glossy ones this time using my own home printer but lo and behold it's broke. :evil:
Dagnammit!
Thanks
End2end

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 pm
by Garyw1960
TimberSurf wrote:Hi Gary

All the parameters are changed by changing text, then macros do the actual sizing. Thus the look is driven by data, hence I can record the data as a text file (with a macro) and save, then call up a file and import it and with macros change the look to that file type at will. The only problem is that I am no VB expert and the excel file crashes repeatedly, some quirk in the code I can't find. I might share with a programming guy at work and see if he can work out why it keeps crashing. :)

P.S. Welcome to the Forum! :D


Thanks for the reply and welcome. Interesting problem, no clues when you run the macro line by line?, any source code available online possibly? Just a thought. Good luck with the solution and I totally agree regarding locking down the code, always find the user with the least IT ability will find the way to crash the code :)

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:21 pm
by End2end
OK. I managed to get to a inkjet printer today to do a test print (although the ink was running out so there's some white lines on them) but I can confirm..
USE AN INKJET NOT A LASER PRINTER. :idea:
Thanks
End2end

Re: Lumsdonia - Wagon Load Tarpaulin Sheet Printer LIVE

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 pm
by TimberSurf
I have a limited time for hobbies and as the layout is on hold at the moment, I am spending it on developing idea's and research. Unfortunately, I have so many interests, the subject of my attention is easily diverted! :lol: I will return to the excel problem, recent attention was creating the Links page on my website, but at the moment my current software battle is with Arduino, when that has driven me nuts, I may well have new vigour to tackle excel again!