my invisible text

Search found 20 matches

Return to advanced search

Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dressing For Work

Replies: 28

Views: 3318

For most customers I usually wear my painting overalls. In my industry I am sure it helps to go looking like the man who actually does the job rather than the man who tells someone else to do it. Having said that, if visiting a big company, I would wear a suit and tie. So it depends entirely upon th...

Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why does application tape tear near the end of a roll?

Replies: 18

Views: 2218

I have found that it is best to keep the tape in a box away from the light-I am sure that UV affects the glue and dries out the ends. Also, I sometimes put a scrap piece of app tape over the end of the roll to try and keep the air away from the exposed end. I have had this problem of the tape tearin...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Don't you just love employees!

Replies: 49

Views: 3884

We had 15 employees at one stage. Never ever again. Amongst that number, you always at least one awkward/moody/uncooperative one who upsets yourself and the rest of the staff. Also, you have to spend your own time looking after the staff whilst still doing the most difficult jobs that no-one else wa...

Fri May 20, 2005 3:58 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i buy swan neck lights for signage?

Replies: 4

Views: 2164

Hi there, I last got some through City Electrical Factors, and they cost around the £30 mark. Manufacturers seem very reluctant to supply this sort of thing directly, but CEF will deal at their trade counters. Regards, David PS. I have some tips for fitting if anyone is interested. I can post later.

Wed May 18, 2005 5:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising, whats best?

Replies: 20

Views: 1639

Hi,

I am thinking of buying some A boards, lettering them up and then placing them at good spots around industrial estates. Trouble is, I am too busy at the moment to do it!

Regards,

David

Sun May 15, 2005 9:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quayside boat job - advice or suggestions?

Replies: 9

Views: 1221

An amusing incident relating to working on boats:- A signwriter I once worked with got the job of lettering the sides of a boat that was moored at Scarborough. When he arrived, it was not in dry dock, but shallow water, so he put his ladder into the water and got going. The first problem was the fac...

Sun May 08, 2005 6:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle spraying:

Replies: 7

Views: 1036

Hi Rich, I certainly know what you mean, but I find signwork and spray painting very difficult to combine. I am sure you know what I mean- you really have to be there yourself in the paintshop, and that leaves little time to do the more profitable sign stuff. Nevertheless, I do try to though! Yes, c...

Sat May 07, 2005 2:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle spraying:

Replies: 7

Views: 1036

Hi Marek, What you say certainly strikes a chord. Most people think that spraying is just a manual skill, but in fact it is as much a mental process as a physical one. It is difficult to explain, but as you work your way around a job, you receive all sorts of feedback (the sound of the gun, the appe...

Sat May 07, 2005 2:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle spraying:

Replies: 7

Views: 1036

Thanks Neil, As you know, the real work is in the preparation. Actually spraying the paint on is the easy bit. Commercial refinishing is so competitive, the key is to reduce labour time as much as possible whilst still producing a reasonable standard of work. On this particular job, we saved a lot o...

Sat May 07, 2005 12:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle spraying:

Replies: 7

Views: 1036

vehicle spraying:

Hello everyone, This is the first time I have posted any of my work, so I hope it works. Whilst not strictly speaking a lettering or vinyl job, this is an old tractor unit we have refurbished for a customer. I decided to post it because I really like the combination of colours as well as the sweep o...

Fri May 06, 2005 5:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Garforth, Leeds

Replies: 7

Views: 843

Hi Simon,

Welcome! I am only a few minutes away from you at Barwick-in-Elmet.

I hope all goes well with your business.

David

Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: having problems sourcing a light blue reflective vinyl?

Replies: 7

Views: 956

Hello and thankyou for your replies. Firstly, Jillbeans, you simply don't want to see me without my mask, I promise you! John, I work next door to a screen printer, so having some white reflective flood coated with a transparent ink is something I will consider if I can't get a ready made colour. In...

Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: should i apply glass etch in pieces and wet?

Replies: 4

Views: 886

Hi, On this topic, the trouble I have had applying dry is that I always seem to get some squeegee marks showing after I remove the application tape. This is despite trying gentle squeegeeing, hard squeegeeing and different squeegees. I tried wet application once, but that gave me a lot of trouble wi...

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: having problems sourcing a light blue reflective vinyl?

Replies: 7

Views: 956

having problems sourcing a light blue reflective vinyl?

Hello everyone! I have a job to letter six vans for a company that is doing some subcontract work for Transco. They already have a few vans that have been painted and lettered, and the decals have been cut out of a pale blue reflective vinyl. I would describe the colour as almost lilac. I have drawn...

Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:21 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: where can i get some screen printing training please?

Replies: 11

Views: 9563

Hi Freddie,

The day cost £200, but this cost is deducted from any equipment you buy, so I suppose that is the same as saying that the machines come with free training.

Regards,

David

Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:27 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: where can i get some screen printing training please?

Replies: 11

Views: 9563

Hello again.......my report on screen print training....... Well, I attended the one day screen printing course on Saturday. It was aimed at absolute beginners such as myself, and I had a really enjoyable time. The venue was a small industrial unit in Chelmsford. It was nothing fancy, but entirely a...

Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:52 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: where can i get some screen printing training please?

Replies: 11

Views: 9563

Hi Becky, Thankyou for your comments and thoughts. Yes, RD it is! I know that there is only a limited amount that can be picked up in a day, but I really want to learn, and everyone has to start somewhere. Your suggestion to look in "Printware and Promotion" magazine is a good one, and I shall look ...

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:01 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: where can i get some screen printing training please?

Replies: 11

Views: 9563

where can i get some screen printing training please?

Hi everyone, I am basically a commercial vehicle spray painter who also does some sign work and vinyl stickers. I am going for a days training at a company that manufactures screen printing machines. I have always been interested in this process, and my aim is to be able to slowly build up trade pro...

Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:54 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versa Camm

Replies: 16

Views: 6017

Hello everyone, Well, I do feel just a little daunted reporting to a forum occupied by so many people with so much more experience than me! I am a commercial vehicle spray painter who does some signwork and lettering as an add on to our business. Anyway, here goes..... I went to the Roland showroom ...

Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:54 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versa Camm

Replies: 16

Views: 6017

Versa Camm

Hi everyone, I am going for a demo of the new Roland Versa Camm tomorrow. This is the latest print and cut machine from Roland, which promises to print up to 30 inches wide on coated and uncoated media (including banners, I understand) at low cost. The machine is about £9,500. I will post again to s...

Return to advanced search



 

About
Contact
Board Rules
Membership
Terms & Conditions

 

Signapp - iPhone & iPad
Signapp - Android
Vehicle Wrap Training
Vinyl Application Training
Vehicle Wrap Accreditation
UK Sign Group
Site Membership
Advertising
Videos
British Signs & Graphics Assoc.

 

 Facebook
 Twitter
 Youtube
 Linkedin

 

Who is Online

In total there are 34 users online ::
2 registered, 0 hidden and 32 guests
[based on past 5 minutes]

Most users ever online was
370 on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm

Registered users:
No registered users

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Robert Lambie