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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:16 pm

Slate sign

My client wants to replace their vinyl on 5mm foamex external sign with somthing better, sent them all the normal options, which they didnt like - now they want a sort of engraved slate sign so do you good people know who might be able to supply this? Customers eh :roll:

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:29 pm

Hi John

I often have people in with expensive tastes and shallow pockets (not saying this is your customer) :roll: I have made several signs in darkish grey with cream text, on composite, which are OK for house signs....

May not help but :oops:

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:34 pm

thanks lorraine done all that, its a management company foe a block of flats on the seafront needs to be nice and bespoke

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:35 pm

Thought you probably had, being a pro and all that! :lol1:
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:58 pm

Slate can be "carved" on a cnc.......gilded letters or numbers look terrific on slate.

Hope this helps.

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:32 pm

Go to your local monumental stone mason, they are usually set up for commercial engraving or sandblasting. Beware of slate if it is in a position where sticky fingers can get to it as you cant clean marks of slate.
I had ours do a few much cheaper in granite than I could do in Corian lookalikey. :o
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:50 pm

I've sand blasted slate berfore with great results, but it's a horrible job so don't do it now.

A company down this wasy do slate house signs if that helps http://www.kernowsigns.co.uk/slatesigns.html
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:01 pm

nice link Andrew, but I would send in my own artwork for the signage, no disrespect but the guys choice of fonts and layout are not what I would say the best I've seen, but that's just me :wink:

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:42 pm

Dammit Nik I just ordered one from their for your birthday!
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:02 pm

Jillbeans wrote:Dammit Nik I just ordered one from their for your birthday!


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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:16 pm

Plenty of monumental masons round me, or for a little extra have a look at Inigo Jones
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:19 pm

I have used a local company before for slate house signs for clients http://www.buysigns.co.uk/index.htm

I have always found them to be very helpful doing bespoke stuff and have been more than satisfied with the results.
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:38 pm

Nicola McIntosh wrote:nice link Andrew, but I would send in my own artwork for the signage, no disrespect but the guys choice of fonts and layout are not what I would say the best I've seen, but that's just me :wink:

nik



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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:53 pm

Come on, she's on the red early................. :o :peek:
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:55 pm

bugger. forgot it was Friday again :D
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:55 pm

Graeme Harrold wrote:Come on, she's on the red early................. :o :peek:



:D what am I not allowed to be honest? and im on the appletizer tonight :lol1:
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:02 pm

only if you get the name right Nik :D


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Lynn wrote:only if you get the name right Nik :D



thats what I count on you for lyyn :wink:
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Post Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:00 pm

www.mastergrave.com do them I believe.

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Post Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:32 pm

Thanks all for the input (even you nic :-? ) should be somthing there or alternately I will try the corian route maybe a seperate post needed but if anyone recommends a good corian supplier and engraver maybe you could suggest that also.

Thanks once again guys n gals

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Post Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:02 pm

Funny you should mention that, just got a flyer through the door from CD UK Ltd www.cdukltd.co.uk and a contact of Geoff Swift on 01132012240 not used them yet, and still got to give Geoff a call................
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Post Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:25 pm

Hi John, I have done a few stone/slate signs before and just applied vinyl to it after a thorough clean. My own house sign is on a stone with Nikolite and it has been there for 7 years and just starting to show signs of weathering. Also done gold leaf on slate using vinyl as template.

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