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Benedunn Posted 01-Apr-2013 18:37
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Is it possible to purches Quality activator by the drum here in the UK? Buying it for £32.50 a litre would make it extremely expensive to purches on anything more than a DIY scale. The stuff available on eBay for £80 per 5l is well ... Crap - a real penny wise pound stupid because the amount you need to use to get any film to glass is stupid and makes for very inconsistent results ... I've learnt the hard way

If so does anyone have any idea on price's for say 25l, 205l 1000l etc? Percentage saving on what quantities etc?

Cheers in advance

Ben

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Hydro-H Posted 10-Apr-2013 23:06
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Every week people contact us to ask why their Ebay activator is ruining their film...
As we always say.... "We don't know ,because we don't know what's in it "
The simple truth is if you want quality activator it costs a little more than watered down thinners.
We constantly see people selling activator o Ebay cheaper than we can buy it, but do we swap for cheaper formulas to be competitive ??  No because what we sell is quality and it works with repeatable results.
This is a process made to look easy on YouTube but those of you who do it know the pain in learning the trade and getting repeatable results without having to guess how each new bottle of activator is going to react with your film

We say...."Our activator is a specially formulated for water transfer printing and is backed up with a data sheet."
Others say of their cheap activator " it works, how do we know ? We use it " this is normally backed up with a picture of a poor dip with voids and poor lacquer job!
We say " great.. Where's your data sheet ? What chemicals are in this, how do we store it, what do we need to know in the event of an accident ? " 
People making and selling home made formulas are cashing in on struggling businesses.
If your gun is set properly and atomising as it should then a litre goes a long way.
Anyone seriously telling us that an extra £6 a litre is the make or break of their business seriously needs to address their business model. If your business model is to be the cheapest dipper in town then your racing to the bottom of the barrel! Business is hard right now but people will remember a quality job and a great service long after price has been forgotten.
The results of cheap activator is evident in Bens post.
We recommend saving money by asking us to quote larger volumes and not by buying cheap activator.
Film costs money,re-prepping your work costs time which costs you money..
Our activator is £27.50 for a Litre and a litre goes a long way..... 1000 litres??? This would last the average dipper years and would be past it's shelf life before you used it all.



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Benedunn Posted 15-Apr-2013 20:39
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Hey, dont want you guys thinking i was asking why the ebay stuff is crap. Im sure youve added together that with my last 2 orders ive bought your activator not only is it a LOT better but the hint of vanilla in the smell is much more bearable than the crap i got off ebay before i found this site!

as for the ebay activator .... just save yourselves the money and dont bother, the stuff these guys sell is consistent and reliable. 1l goes a long way too! but if your gonna be doing 100's of dips a day its going to get expensive.


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as for 1000l of activator, i was trying to get a feel for pricing thats all. 1000l is probably a little ott granted, force of habit. we buy oil and antifreeze in extremely large quantities though i remember when we 1st started out and we'd buy from millers oils by the box and not the wagon load. 25L however isnt so far out there  

 

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