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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:05 pm

I am looking into Buying signlab

I am looking into buying signlab as i was used to that where i used to work.
Can anyone recommend me a place to buy it from and what are the costs?
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:08 pm

Prices and packages
Brian may even give you a bit off if you mention the uksignboards



http://www.impactgs.co.uk/

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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:05 pm

Cheers Peter. I would of tought that sugnlab Vinyl would of been ok for your everyday signage like being able to do outlines and vector converts etc etc.
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:12 pm

Matt,

check your email

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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:33 pm

Ade i have just checked my email and there is nothing there
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:56 pm

Sent u a PM
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:39 pm

Result!!! spoke to that impact place today and they have told me signlab have reduced their price of the vinyl package. Instead of £600+vat its £350+vat. So i am going to be ordering on Monday
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:40 pm

Hi Matt


Would this be due to the lower VAT Rate Monday M8 :wink:




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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:52 pm

good news Mat, did you tell Paul/Brian to hold on to my commission.?

Peter :wink:
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:14 pm

Lower VAT rate on Monday i dont know what you mean :wink:

Not that its going save a fortune but as tesco say, Every little helps. Will tell them on Monday Peter. :lol1:
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:21 pm

£350 for Signlab is a bargain - go for it :D
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:26 pm

so why should it be devalued by 300 quid then?
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:30 pm

£350+vat is the crossgrade price for Signlab version 8.0. To qualify for that price you must have an existing competitors package.

It is a new deal as pre version 8.0 there was never an option to crossgrade to Signlab Vinyl.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:32 pm

Matt, I have just dropped you an email please have a quick read. And I will speak to you next Monday. :cool:
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:36 pm

so when you have a 'competitors package', do you have to surrender the dongle?
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:40 pm

What qualifies as a competitors package?? Illustrator? Omega? Never used Signlab before is there a huge difference between the above?

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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:41 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:so when you have a 'competitors package', do you have to surrender the dongle?


No, you just need to photocopy/scan it & let Cadlink have a copy.

It's just so you can't give/sell it to somebody else & for them to crossgrade it again I think.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:45 pm

Jason Davies wrote:What qualifies as a competitors package?? Illustrator? Omega? Never used Signlab before is there a huge difference between the above?

Jason


Jason, I will ask Cadlink tomorrow for a comprehensive definition. I think they describe it as a Professional Sign Making Package. That would generally be one that is dongle protected i.e. Flexi, Omega, Graphix Advantage, Casmate, Castop, Sign BLazer etc.

I don't think Adobe Illustrator qualifies as it's not a dedicated Sign Making Package.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:47 pm

my corel v10 is due a upgrade how we fixed :)
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:47 pm

No worries, we use Omega sometimes but prefer Illustrator, I would be interested to know the differences and if it's worth crossgrading.

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Post Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:59 pm

Chris Wool wrote:my corel v10 is due a upgrade how we fixed :)


It's a bit sketchy on their web site...

http://www.cadlink.com/products/signLab/sl_xgrade.php

"Are you currently using sign software? A generic design/graphics application?"

It would seem possible? although Cadlink's UK's policy may be different here than it is in the U.S.
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:00 am

Jason Davies wrote:No worries, we use Omega sometimes but prefer Illustrator, I would be interested to know the differences and if it's worth crossgrading.

Jason


The best thing would be to get a demo version sent out. Then you can take a look for yourself.
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:03 am

what the bejeebus is 'crossgrading'? I've just got a grip on vectorizing, there's more????? Where's me brushes? :o :o :o :D :D
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:33 am

"Are you currently using sign software? A generic design/graphics application?"


how about my dos based sign prog.

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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:20 am

Sorry just made a post that has already been made by someone else, I wish rob would go back to more posts per page now he is on the new sever!

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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:42 am

Hey I do all my digital print designs in M$ Paint, I must qualify for a crossgrade surely :oops:
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am

Have spoken to Cadlink. You are ok with Corel Draw or Illustrator, you just need to supply the serial number for the product.
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:53 am

Dave Rowland wrote:Hey I do all my digital print designs in M$ Paint, I must qualify for a crossgrade surely :oops:


If you already have a Large Format Printer it is safe to assume that you also have a RIP. SO could X-Grade from that. Thus no need for that extra piece of cracking software. :lol1:
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:50 am

Chris Wool wrote:
"Are you currently using sign software? A generic design/graphics application?"


how about my dos based sign prog.

:wink:


I started with a DOS program called VinylWriter from Wight Scientific.

Now that took some working out!
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:36 am

Brian Hays wrote:£350+vat is the crossgrade price for Signlab version 8.0. To qualify for that price you must have an existing competitors package.

It is a new deal as pre version 8.0 there was never an option to crossgrade to Signlab Vinyl.


Does this work the other way I.E I'm using signlab 6 and I have been quoted £550 for each system (I have 2) to upgrade to Signlab 8.
If I decide to go to a competitor would Cadlink offer me the upgrade for £350?

The other thing Brian what version of signlab are you getting for £350? I run colormaster. Which I'm told is the top version. So that could be the reason for the upgrade price.
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:00 am

Shaun Harris wrote:
Brian Hays wrote:£350+vat is the crossgrade price for Signlab version 8.0. To qualify for that price you must have an existing competitors package.

It is a new deal as pre version 8.0 there was never an option to crossgrade to Signlab Vinyl.


Does this work the other way I.E I'm using signlab 6 and I have been quoted £550 for each system (I have 2) to upgrade to Signlab 8.
If I decide to go to a competitor would Cadlink offer me the upgrade for £350?

The other thing Brian what version of signlab are you getting for £350? I run colormaster. Which I'm told is the top version. So that could be the reason for the upgrade price.


Shaun, the £350 is for Signlab Vinyl.

There are 3 pacakges Vinyl, Vinyl Pro & Print & Cut.

If you upgrade your packages they will go to Print & Cut.

The retail prices are £600, £1300 & £1900 respectively.

You will get a little discount on the 2nd package of 10%. So one upgrade would be £550 and the 2nd would be £495.

A comparison on the 3 different packages can be found here.....

http://www.cadlink.com/products/signLab ... _compr.php

Signlab Vinyl has recently been reduced from £800 to £600. In version 8.0 there are also a lot more features then there used to be in previous version. There also wasn't an option to x-grade before. These factors combined make the £350 a very good deal for somebody buying their 1st Signlab. It's aimed at people with basic design programs. Not really for existing customers like yourself.
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:17 am

I started with a DOS program called VinylWriter from Wight Scientific.

Now that took some working out!


yes it did but it was the best in its pre windows time.
when a 20 meg hard disk was my aspiration to get away from twin 5 1/4 disks.
happy days

:D

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Post Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:16 pm

well have ordered it today so should be getting it in the post tomorrow. So big play time tomorrow night :D expect lots of questions signlab 8 users :D
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Chris Wool wrote:
I started with a DOS program called VinylWriter from Wight Scientific.

Now that took some working out!


yes it did but it was the best in its pre windows time.
when a 20 meg hard disk was my aspiration to get away from twin 5 1/4 disks.
happy days

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chris



The Good Old 5 1/4" Disks (Pocket Size) Great Suff Remember Them Well :D


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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:31 am

Who is that smiling bloke impersonating Brian in his avatar?
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Post Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:50 pm

Brian I have just PM'd you regarding a crossgrade, can you receive PM's?

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Jason Davies wrote:Brian I have just PM'd you regarding a crossgrade, can you receive PM's?

Jason


Yes Jason but can't reply to them. Have just sent you an email. (-)
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Post Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:18 am

Alan Drury wrote:Who is that smiling bloke impersonating Brian in his avatar?
Alan D


Missed that comment Alan, the pic has been photoshopped. Surely can't be me. :lol1:
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Post Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:23 am

Brian Hays wrote:
Alan Drury wrote:Who is that smiling bloke impersonating Brian in his avatar?
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Missed that comment Alan, the pic has been photoshopped. Surely can't be me. :lol1:


agreed! i never seen you so cheerful apart from that time....

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