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« on: February 08, 2008, 07:13:50 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 07:46:33 PM »
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Would anyone be interested in a DIY for making a darn good copy of the D-Roller for $30 in material from Home Depot and Walmart?  And I don't mean a homebrew solution like empty paper tube, pulldown shade, etc., I mean real materials with the same purposes as the original design.

If this would ruffle feathers I won't post it...but $250 was too rediculous to even consider, given what it actually is.
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I had quite a few homemade "d-rollers" but after make more and more prints and so on I decided to get a real one. Would neber want to go back. I just love it. Also compared to camera stuff or other things 200$ isn't a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 07:57:15 PM »
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Please, feel free to elaborate, I just ordered a 17" roll of Gold Fibre Silk and might need it.  Thanks, Jim
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 09:18:17 PM »
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Would anyone be interested in a DIY for making a darn good copy of the D-Roller for $30 in material from Home Depot and Walmart?  And I don't mean a homebrew solution like empty paper tube, pulldown shade, etc., I mean real materials with the same purposes as the original design.

We are waiting!!  

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 02:27:18 AM »
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What about using this roller blind from IKEA:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90122573
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 06:54:03 AM »
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I'd be interested as well.  I did a home made version, but couldn't source the mylar in anything less than a full roll so just used sheet plastic and some PVC tubing.  It works OK, but I'd rather have mylar/acetate - or whatever it is supposed to be.

I'm also interested in what folks do to d-roll the first foot or so of the end of the roll on a wide (17") printer.  If it's tightly curled it's a PITA to get it fed...
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 07:20:59 PM »
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I'll put together a PDF tomorrow
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Hey! Tomorrow's almost over. Where are those plans?  
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 08:04:26 AM »
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I'd love to see these plans.

Good luck with getting everything else done so you have some time.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 12:22:49 AM »
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The document downloads here as a .php file (??), but rename it .pdf and it works fine. Many thanks for your trouble. David
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 03:06:53 AM »
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Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 07:43:02 AM »
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Yep. Many thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 10:57:39 AM »
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Thanks so much. I got the pdf download but can't open the movie. What am I doing wrong?    

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 01:34:41 PM »
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Download the file and rename the file extension to .mp4. The extension on the downloaded file is a mac extension.

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Thanks so much. I got the pdf download but can't open the movie. What am I doing wrong?     

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 01:35:51 PM »
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Thank you, Jim.  
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 02:08:04 PM »
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I can't open it either, I'm on a G5, OS10.4.1.  Jim
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 05:49:17 PM »
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Thanks Kaelaria

Gee, thank goodness you don't look anything like Borat! Two would be one too many  

Both files are great and show how easy it is to save over $200 - Can't imagine how D-Roller can patent something this simple if their pending patent application is ultimately successful - either the patent office is too lenient, or I am missing something in their tutorial. The only thing mentioned is searching for a special laminate for the job - that doesn't sound like invention, but rather discovery and selection of a good material choice for the job at hand.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2008, 07:50:58 PM »
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Many thanks for sharing.  

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 01:43:10 AM »
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The best thing to use is the end of a roll of some smooth, cheap paper, like Epson Presentation matte or a Red River roll.  If you're printing on one now, save the last few feet, and roll your curly prints in it.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 08:52:33 AM »
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I think one of the important areas for adding to this design is the actual weight of the roller.
I get the feeling that the original one is quite solid, much, much more solid than a PVC tube, which would make sense that the idea of this is to reverse the shape of the paper fibers causing the curl. Of course you can press on it when you roll but I reckon a heavier core may do an even better job.
I suggest filling the tube with sand or something even heavier, (small ball bearings?) and sealing the ends.
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 09:07:54 AM »
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I don't view that as best in any situation.
I don't want to ruffle feathers          but could you explain why?

Thinking out loud : is that a problem of tighter rolling with more adhesive/static materials?
Or scuffling the surface of delicate matte prints with not-so-smooth paper?

Up to now, I've been quite OK using a coated paper roll on my premium glossy panos...
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