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by James Miller
Fri 23 Dec, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear Film Magazine mount
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

Re: Clear Film Magazine mount

Yes, John, any brand or type of acrylic could be suitable for DCO mounting, but the "extras" are often worth the added price. Abrasion-resistance keeps the item in contact from scuffing the inside of the acrylic sheet over time, due to normal expansion/contraction cycles. UV filtering slows light da...
by James Miller
Fri 23 Dec, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear Film Magazine mount
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

Re: Clear Film Magazine mount

Nice work, David. The Museum Optium Acrylic really does make it look like the magazine is floating by levitation. The same method works for newspapers, documents, and flat textiles, as well. One practical limitation is that this direct contact overlay ( DCO) technique could harm items that have frag...
by James Miller
Sun 18 Dec, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear Film Magazine mount
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

Re: Clear Film Magazine mount

Thanks for mentioning my clear film mounting technique and my book, John. I was wondering why I suddenly received several inquiries from UK framers about Mounting Objects with Clear Film . This thread must be the reason. Incidentally, only two copies of that book remain unsold, and it probably will ...
by James Miller
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: EstLite Coved Box Designer
Replies: 44
Views: 107042

Re: Coved Box Designer

Thanks, John. You have given us a very useful utility, and then improved it. Kudos to you.
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory

Please excuse my file-bumbling here. At John's suggestion, I have posted the .cdr and .plt files of the Melinex spider template in the Valiani Users forum. The .pdf file has been converted to a .jpg, and is attached here. I hope it is adequately legible.
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Medal Mounts-Melinex Spider
Replies: 0
Views: 3448

Medal Mounts-Melinex Spider

Here is the Melinex spider template...I think. I'm barely computer-literate, you know.
Medal-Third of Total HT.plt
CorelDraw format
Medal-Third ofTotal HT1.cdr
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory

Here are a few examples of quotes produced on my Valiani 150 MatPro
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Valiani adds two more CMC's to their inventory

Since the WCAF show, I have received my Deluxe Mat Stylus. These new collets are a good improvement over the original design. Having the ability to ink, deboss, and cut gives us unprecedented versatility in producing decorated mat designs. Using the new Mat Stylus technology, I am producing verses a...
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Mount Medals
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Re: How to Mount Medals

The Melinex "spider" mount is detailed in my book, Mounting Objects with Clear Film , which may be available from a supplier of books by Columba Publishing Company (also the publisher of the late Vivian Kistler's books). Lion, perhaps? I have prepared an illustrated instruction in a .pdf file named ...
by James Miller
Sat 27 Feb, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: EstLite Coved Box Designer
Replies: 44
Views: 107042

Re: Slope Sided Box Designer

Thank you for providing this handy utility for calculating cove mat dimensions. Very quick and easy to use! An incredible conicidence: Just a few days before I learned of this from a post on the USA Picture Framers Grumble, I submitted a feature article to Picture Framing Magazine. The subject was a...
by James Miller
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Celtic Knot 1
Replies: 3
Views: 5257

Re: Celtic Knot 1

John:

I took the liberty of tightening up the line intersections. When debossing or cutting with the white 90-degree head, I believe this may work better. Your thoughts?
Design-Celtic Knot 1.plt
Design-Celtic Knot 1.cdr
by James Miller
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Celtic Knot 1
Replies: 3
Views: 5257

Re: Celtic Knot 1

That's a very good design, John. Did you create it from scratch, or scan and import it to the program? What would happen if you moved the closed ends of the lines closer together and overlapped some of them? I may try that. Cheers, Jim Miller, MCPF, GCF ARTFRAME, Inc. Hunters Run Center 1698 Hill Ro...
by James Miller
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Calligraphic Scroll
Replies: 7
Views: 11913

Re: Calligraphic Scroll

The cut depth was set to about "8" on the knob. After cutting, I removed the top paper with tweezers. The rough, white surface is the core paper after shredding away the top paper. I meant to attach the files, but worked with a framing customer and ran out of editing time. Scroll by Jim Miller 4-6-0...
by James Miller
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Calligraphic Scroll
Replies: 7
Views: 11913

Calligraphic Scroll

Attached are a couple of photos taken of the scroll design I created from scratch in Corel Draw Sunday afternoon. I have tried only a few cuts of this, but it seems to work well with the green, red, white cutting heads, as well as the purple debossing head. The cutting depth needs to be something le...
by James Miller
Mon 06 Apr, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the CMC (formerly Valiani) UK users forum.
Replies: 50
Views: 57358

Re: Welcome to the CMC UK users forum.

I see there is a separate bucket for posting cut files and designs, so I will try to add one there today.
by James Miller
Tue 10 Mar, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desperately Seeking Smooth Drymount Surface
Replies: 39
Views: 2079

Re: Desperately Seeking Smooth Drymount Surface

I recently received a new product from the KoolTack company, called the "Perma Lon" permanent release board. This is a 32" x 40" x 1/16" sheet of transparent Lexan with some sort of slippery release material attached to one side. It comes with a limited ten-year guarantee. Yes, you can see through i...
by James Miller
Tue 10 Mar, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the CMC (formerly Valiani) UK users forum.
Replies: 50
Views: 57358

Re: Welcome to the CMC UK users forum.

I've owned my Valiani MatPro150i for about a year, including all six of the interchangeable heads. My previous CMC was a Fletcher F6100, which served me well for several years, but I really like the Valiani. What first attracted me was the machine's ability to cut small-radius circles with good prec...
by James Miller
Wed 11 Feb, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Conservation Framers???
Replies: 49
Views: 22363

Re: Conservation Framers???

...the guild should be recommending UV glass with the highest level available. That's 99% and at the mo' means TruVu museum or Connservation Clear. On this side of the pond we have broken rocks over such details in our published recommendations for preservation framing. You are quite right, for the...
by James Miller
Thu 05 Feb, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: A pleasure to meet you.
Replies: 2
Views: 780

A pleasure to meet you.

I wish to thank Keith Hewitt and Roboframer/John for attending our West Coast Art and Frame show in Las Vegas last week. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with both of you. If any others from the UK were there and I missed meeting you, I am sorry. Perhaps eventually I will be able to visit the UK a...
by James Miller
Thu 05 Feb, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Conservation Framers???
Replies: 49
Views: 22363

Re: Conservation Framers???

We enjoy similar conversations in the USA framing forums. There, as here, some participants embrace preservation framing enthusiastically, while others seem to resent the concept, as though it is practiced mainly by arrogant know-it-alls trying to stuff their ways down everyone's gullet. Not so, in ...