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Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wooden Sign Fascia - What material

Replies: 6

Views: 1299

Re: Wooden Sign Fascia - What material

Defo Marine Ply!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: watermark on print job, help

Replies: 9

Views: 2723

Re: watermark on print job, help

Lynn was the print greasy to touch before laminating?

Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: solar/tinted windows question

Replies: 9

Views: 2263

Re: solar/tinted windows question

In some circumstances yes, it comes away cleanly.
That said it doesnt always work - but its worth trying for the sake of some app tape.

Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: solar/tinted windows question

Replies: 9

Views: 2263

Re: solar/tinted windows question

Horrible stuff to work with :wink:

What we've done with some degree of success is to App tape the film and spray down with water.
And leave it.
Then return the following day and hey presto!

Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flood Coating Clear Acrylic Panels

Replies: 8

Views: 1501

Re: Flood Coating Clear Acrylic Panels

Spot on David - we do exactly the same pretty much.

Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:26 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how to create this border around wording??

Replies: 7

Views: 2648

Re: how to create this border around wording??

Hi Nick, create a contour - then break it apart from the text.
Then on the contour only - break curve apart and remove the middle parts.

Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Football Golf Signage

Replies: 0

Views: 1292

Football Golf Signage

Here's a small selection of snaps from our rather successful job for a top fella. Here in the snaps you'll see Metamark self adhesive wall paper and the Ritrama floor vinyl with lam. Also, externally, a folded ACM post fixed entry sign and stand off logos. ...Also, you may notice two of my vehicles ...

Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A big hello from me!

Replies: 6

Views: 2150

Re: A big hello from me!

Hi from Sunny Cornwall! :thumbup2:

Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2016 - Who's going?

Replies: 66

Views: 8591

Re: Sign UK 2016 - Who's going?

It'd be good to meet everyone for an ale or two!
We'll be around on the Monday eve (we usually stay in Sutton Coldfield) too, and then head in to the CC.

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2016 - Who's going?

Replies: 66

Views: 8591

Sign UK 2016 - Who's going?

Afternoon all! Anyone (silly question) venturing to Brum for Sign UK this year? Me and a few of my lads will be venturing up for the 1st day. Our usual tradition involves working on the Monday - driving up Monday afternoon ready for a night in the City on the ale and then walking around the show on ...

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Where to buy Optically Clear Laminate

Replies: 8

Views: 1810

Re: Where t buy Optically Clear Laminate

Im pretty sure we've had some from Metamark before

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl lifting problem, advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2761

Re: Vinyl lifting problem, advice please?

We have issues down here in Cornwall with many of the new VW vehicles being over polished or waxed which makes the vinyl lift also. VW themselves now advise to leave a full 4 weeks (yes seriously) before any livery is applied unless you use some decent IPA cleaner or similar. Not sure if this is rel...

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help with problem customer.

Replies: 21

Views: 3844

Re: Help with problem customer.

Its very easy to fall into the trap of being too trusting. I know that first hand. We've had issues with large multi-nationals and small individuals not paying when you would there would be no problem at all. Rule of thumb for me... Large Corporates - Order Numbers! Individuals - Deposit or a card n...

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Obtaining permissions for branded logos and characters

Replies: 17

Views: 5152

Re: Obtaining permissions for branded logos and characters

Im with Steff on this one.

We deal with several large Breweries over the UK and whilst some of them are very easy going about using certain brands in their signage and displays. Some take you through the whole process of registering with their brand agencies etc.
A bleddy nightmare i tell 'e!!

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Newbie help supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 1016

Re: Newbie help supplier

Hi Mark,
Are you using sheet suppliers correctly (such as Amari, Blackburns etc)?
If so, they will all offer this.

Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice aligning Vehicle Graphics please?

Replies: 19

Views: 2202

Re: Advice aligning Vehicle Graphics please?

1) Have a look at the Cill.

2) if the Cill line doesnt really work with anything or for smaller/more discreet graphics i look at the slider/runner of the side doors.

Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi (again) from Cornwall!

Replies: 2

Views: 1603

Re: Hi (again) from Cornwall!

thanks buddy!
Im in awe of the sheer knowledge of people on the board. It certainly opens my eyes! :o

Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How Many Hours do you work?

Replies: 25

Views: 4472

Re: How Many Hours do you work?

Hi all, This post made me come back to want to post. Its quite encouraging seeing everyones enthusiasm for their job and company etc. I work fairly long hours mon - fri, but never take holiday - other than Christmas and Easter! You become a victim of our own success i feel, losing site of your famil...

Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi (again) from Cornwall!

Replies: 2

Views: 1603

Hi (again) from Cornwall!

Good afternoon all from down here in Sunny Cornwall! We run a relatively strong operation, employing around 20 staff, running 3 printers and 2 cutters. We specialise in site/contract work and vehicle wrapping (for our sins) Long-term member and lurker - now hopefully in a position to contribute more...

Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for lit window display systems

Replies: 7

Views: 1443

Re: Looking for lit window display systems

We use Durleigh Displays and Midwest Displays.

Both quick to come back with pricing.

Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice - Sacking a customer

Replies: 20

Views: 2970

Re: Advice - Sacking a customer

We always "ask to be excused from this one"
Polite yet patronising! :wink:

Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hi guys!! just wondering how do i price my services??

Replies: 10

Views: 3270

Soyab, ive been in the game 3 years in October, having bought a company thats 60 Years old. The staff have a combined experience in the sign trade of nearly 150 years, and even we have trouble pricing sometimes. So.... you may well be screwed, unless you've thought this through and have a target mar...

Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Email News Letter, Anyone tried it, Does it work for signage

Replies: 22

Views: 4160

OOoh Duncan thats a tricky one. I always feel i should ask a customer, but i never do!

Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:48 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Draw "tip of the day" thread

Replies: 40

Views: 8606

cracking idea. Ive got dozens more helpful and some probable un-helpful, shortcuts and tips for Corel 12-14.

Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Email News Letter, Anyone tried it, Does it work for signage

Replies: 22

Views: 4160

we have recently started doing an email newsletter to great effect. Dave Rowland recieved one himself! Incidently we have been sending out Postcards to all our past, present and prospective clients to highlight our upcoming move, refreshen memories of who we are, and asking people to register their ...

Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

ladies, it must be time for bed surely? or is Scotland on a time delay?? :lol1:


Apologies if i went over the top with James, but he was bang out of order on a forum that is as classy as they come.

Night all!

Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:40 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which printer? for a starter in digital printing...

Replies: 18

Views: 5030

my advice is simple. We were buying in digital prints from some of the best trade printers in the country, so when we got our machine, we had to ensure the quality was not less than what we were outsourcing. We bought last yr, a Mimaki JV33 160, with the Mimaki Cutter and a Seal 62S laminator, and a...

Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

so, have i missed anything?!

been to bed, but been kicked out by the mrs for snoring!! :oops:



Davey Boy, breaking into a new town is so refreshing, put i really cant understand how things can go wrong in bulk! the rule of 3 i can accept!

Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:30 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Site Signage: Alanwater Homes

Replies: 18

Views: 3395

work like that looks familiar Rob.

Our main customer is a house builder, and im used to the phone call on a Thursday saying they have directors site visits on a friday and need 18 new signs made and fitted!

Nice work!

Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

Lynn, glad someone else has had a strange week! We are extremely busy at the mo, which is good with our big move on the way, and i was really pleased as we seem to be getting an hourly intake of jobs from a local town, Newquay. We must have had two dozen jobs from there this week, and nearly everyon...

Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

I must admit, im glad its the weekend.

A stressful, pleasing, rough week all into 5 days.

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

anywhere nice John?

Lots of nice restaurants up your way!
My sister lives just outside of Glasgow in Lochwinnoch,

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

Peter, you caught me on the hop!! my brain cannot handle an immediate transaction tonight! I hope everyones well this evening, and i apologise if i was over the top with James Langton, but he was bang out of order to Warren. PS - Peter, thats a wicked facelift, and hair plant! <-------------------

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

work related.
What sort of daily routine does everyone have? Such as opening times, break/crib times, etc.

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night fun? where did it go?

Replies: 42

Views: 2737

i must have missed the last comeback before it was pulled!

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Jury Service

Replies: 69

Views: 12349

Phill, my brother in law (who incidently lives in Glasgow) suffered the same problem as you!

The UK's laws are crazy sometimes! (hot)

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: External edge lit!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1011

Ade, not sure if it will help, but PrintOne's website shows some Edgelit pieces.

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dangling Carrots

Replies: 7

Views: 729

Ah the common conversation!

Usually the customer wants a single 32" x 24" 4mm Correx Board with black text for peanuts, and thinks he will pay peanuts!!

Well this monkey doesnt believe that he also has 18 vans, 35 shops and 359 shirts he wants printing!!

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anybody recommend a good trade supplier of Flags?

Replies: 6

Views: 1119

Again, Hampshire flags are superb.

Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:02 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel draw - Another how to please

Replies: 14

Views: 2351

everyone is learning!

Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:52 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel draw - Another how to please

Replies: 14

Views: 2351

Hi, try holding the shift key, then expand it.

Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van wrapping: Maltesers Berlingo

Replies: 24

Views: 5192

what a superb article, and what a superb job from all those concerned.

:D

Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:33 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Ready made Di-Bond Tray Supplier

Replies: 11

Views: 3747

Richard,

We have used Blackburns (of Plymouth) in this case for fabrication of 20 composite trays recently, and all were superb.

And as they can get anything sprayed, im sure that wouldnt be a problem too.

Cheers

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:00 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Replies: 11

Views: 2946

Its sounds very good,

Thanks for your input guys! :D

Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: applying vinyl over panels

Replies: 9

Views: 1046

Matthew, we do similar vinyls for a customer using Avery 900.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help on Fitting Posts

Replies: 12

Views: 1287

As Robert says, on a tight hole - firm ground is needed. On soft ground, to truly be safe, a concrete pad is ideal. Tool wise we have these digging "spoons". We are at the stage where we dictate to the customer (usually a housing developer, for this type) about a pad. I always think with s...

Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from North Cornwall

Replies: 28

Views: 2209

nice to see some cornish on ere me ansums!

Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:08 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Replies: 11

Views: 2946

i will find out, i have been chatting to the guy on Twitter recently, and he sent over the details via email.

Let you know tomorrow, if its not sorted by then.

Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: applying vinyl over panels

Replies: 9

Views: 1046

Matthew, as Peter says, the heating once applied is always the part people seem to miss.

A nice analogy (is that the word?!) Peter - "fix its memory" - sounds very professional!

Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Replies: 11

Views: 2946

Neil, thanks for your input, it sounds really, really handy, i take it you can get a multiple user package?? The email function sounds particularly handy.

Hi John, yes ive had a little look, and can see the reponses. Thanks for the reply, i might delve a little deeper!

Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help on Fitting Posts

Replies: 12

Views: 1287

Hi Matthew, We fit on a daily basis many signs for a housing developer. For their entrance signs that comprise of a 8x4, and 2x 8x2's underneath, we use 5m ali posts, with roughly 30" in the ground. We have a ready made spacer of 6ft centers for the posts, we use Blue Circle postcrete on each h...

Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:38 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Replies: 11

Views: 2946

thanks for your help Michael.

I will certainly get in touch with Shane

Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from North Cornwall

Replies: 28

Views: 2209

Hi Lee, im also a Cornish boy, St.Austell in fact.

Where abouts are you based??

Welcome to the boards.

Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i source 1mm black foamex please?

Replies: 13

Views: 1730

Just wondering if a flat bed printer would work...

Print direct onto 1mm forex?? Solid colour maybe??

Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Personalised Email

Replies: 17

Views: 1232

Yeah i agree Steve, any problems seem to be ironed out fairly quickly
(:)

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i source 1mm black foamex please?

Replies: 13

Views: 1730

Trust me, ive looked everywhere (so it seems) for 1mm Black foam before.

In the end we wrapped some 1mm White in Matt Black for a job once.

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Replies: 11

Views: 2946

EstiMate - Sign Estimation Software

Good Morning/Afternoon all!

I've been considering for a little while now, the EstiMate program, to cure some bottle-necks in my business.

Is anybody using this program, and if so, is it worth a purchase??

Thanks
Ian

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Personalised Email

Replies: 17

Views: 1232

someone mentioned 123reg, and personally ive found that site great, easy to manage, and im fully confident you're safe with them.

Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lots of advise please

Replies: 30

Views: 3946

Hi Gary, Not sure if your still after advice on wrapping, but i thought id give you my experience.... In my company we have around 14 staff, 2 of those have 70 years of knowledge in the signage trade, and the Dave is 56 and been working for the company since 15. This guy can manipulate standard Aver...

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove graphics?

Replies: 16

Views: 2305

I'm personally quite fond of the Avery Adhesive Remover, combined with the Surface Cleaner afterwards.

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:50 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Desperate help needed

Replies: 44

Views: 7794

I do feel for you mate, I've been there before, wasting so much time and money on a "brainfart" by your trusty printer.

Hopefully, as Andy said, you got sorted in the end?

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:41 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Anyone wrapped a Lotus Exige? Help with Vinyl choice.

Replies: 3

Views: 1425

A friend of the family has one of these, but in yellow, and i gather they want it in red, so i immediately thought of 85 Series Oracle??

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Go-Girl Signs & Sign Directions Magazine

Replies: 17

Views: 1914

Cracking article, Well done Cheryl!

Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2009, who's going?

Replies: 69

Views: 4837

so most of you crew are around on day two?

Is anyone around the eve before day one for a jar or 12??

Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:10 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Truck Wrap: Hydro Cleansing

Replies: 8

Views: 2190

B-A-U-Tiful!!!

Cracking job Jason.

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Waiting for one of my signs to make the news

Replies: 5

Views: 704

Heres ours!!!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2009, who's going?

Replies: 69

Views: 4837

should be a good one, unfortunately, i can only do day one, as i have my best mates stag do to sort out for the end part of that week!

I'm in the market for an affordable flat bed, so i shall be bringing my rather sign-show friendly cheque book, :cool:

Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:40 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Peter, i feel for the chap in question, in my humble opinion, leaflet dropping isnt a long term achiever.

Again just personal opinion.

Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2009, who's going?

Replies: 69

Views: 4837

We shall be there on the first day, staying overnight the night before, if anyone wants a beer?!

It usually gets messy! - That whole week is gonna be messy for me, as it ends with my best mates stag do!


Yep Jenksy is me!

Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:34 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

I agree with you Jason.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Peter of course, thats what i was trying to aim at.... even if i have been as clear as a pint of guiness! :cool:

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Steve, horses for courses.

I still feel leaflet drops cheapens a business, in which i mean yours or mine, to a level it doesnt need to be.

Again personal opinion, personal experiences.
:roll:

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which material to use when making a pop up display

Replies: 20

Views: 4255

Bingo, sorry fella! (-)

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which material to use when making a pop up display

Replies: 20

Views: 4255

On its own, it would be, but the ones on a stand with the backing stand pole thingy, its ideal.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Paul, funnily enough i just mention 5 in a 1000.

WHat sort of sized company are you?

Cracking ideas with the letters, its that personal feeling that lasts, and creates trust between you, the client and their cash!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:33 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Blatantly Pizza Hut would do well from a leaflet drop, as does many a take a way.

But in the sign trade, my personal opinion is you would not.


Just for numbers, i recently read that in Cornwall, only 5 in a 1000 council leaflets (general ones) get read for more than 5 seconds.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fun little program to turn stuff into Dinky Toys

Replies: 9

Views: 761

No way!!! I always wanted one of them as a kid - but i must say Adam West is looking a little pished....

I remember a friend having one.... heck i feel old now, and im only 25!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which material to use when making a pop up display

Replies: 20

Views: 4255

Evening Andy,

We use, believe it or not, a black out banner material from Spandex (i think) - We usually supply without lamination, but it gives a very crisp looking matt finish.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: cutting out labels

Replies: 11

Views: 2513

Our Mimaki Cutter is great for kiss cutting, then you can also follow up with a full contour cut.

Incidently, be patient if you take on a new cutting machine... believe me, its painful if you kick it. :oops:

Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Peter, where did those leaflets end up? I dont mean to sound like im preaching, but i can only speak on the successes and failures ive experienced. I think direct marketing needs to be more personal. Instead of a drop leaflet, whatever happened to a crisp mailshot, addressed correctly with a post co...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fun little program to turn stuff into Dinky Toys

Replies: 9

Views: 761

this is cool!

- My Beast,

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TShirtHell closing down

Replies: 8

Views: 720

Was i meant to say dis-agree?!

(chat.)


:lol1:

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: How can a hole cast a shadow????

Replies: 6

Views: 4389

That is phenomenal.

Simple, but amazingly classy.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: assortment

Replies: 15

Views: 2015

Also, i think i'd have kittens thinking of my lads being that close to something worth more than a transit van!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: helmet

Replies: 3

Views: 1220

Not sure if you lads with know what i mean, when i say it reminds me of the coldsore advert with the lady on the bike?!


That said, what a good job there buddy.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Peter, i never charge a penny. Never have done, never will. I used to just advise on school and council imaging, if you like, if they were looking to push something like new skills to the local area, or a council looking to push a park and ride scheme. Its something i really enjoy, as its usually al...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: rento reclame

Replies: 13

Views: 2366

Awesome wrap, really "eye"-catching!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: assortment

Replies: 15

Views: 2015

Jason, thats awesome bud.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TShirtHell closing down

Replies: 8

Views: 720

Completely agree with you John!!

Glad he's keeping it - although i dont believe he would close it for a second!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TShirtHell closing down

Replies: 8

Views: 720

Certainly made me look!

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do they Do This?

Replies: 20

Views: 2239

Has Phill got any sky hooks left?

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do they Do This?

Replies: 20

Views: 2239

lol @ Phill,

We have a chap who produces some weirdly wonderful lighting solutions for people all over britain, but put an LED Fluorescent tube in front of him and he looks like a mexican reading the Sun.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Website FAQ's Page?

Replies: 17

Views: 1175

i actually have something very similar to this on my website, and i always wonder if it even gets a look!! (:)

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

David, what im meaning is... People see a leaflet on the floor and immediately think one of either two things - CHEAP or JUNK. Steady promotion of your business in a well mannered and positive way will get the ball rolling. Give people a name they can trust. I can only speak as i find, but as we hav...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2009, who's going?

Replies: 69

Views: 4837

Sign UK 2009, who's going?

Hello all, Its fast approaching that time to be starting to think towards Sign UK. Last year was expensive with the purchase of the Mimaki JV33 160, Cutter & Seal 62S Laminator, so this year it shall be only lager and crisps for the lads. Thought it would be nice to know who is going, as we alwa...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:50 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Suppliers of projecting/suspended sign brackets

Replies: 4

Views: 1514

Ashby Trade any good?

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:49 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Design Help: Two companys on one car?

Replies: 14

Views: 4158

I feel for you on this one, as we have two businesses, and its always tricky getting the image correct.

Be interested to see the finished production.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eyelett Machines

Replies: 21

Views: 2250

Jag Supplies were very good, and willing to cut us a bargain.

All complete with different dies etc.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:46 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: D Section Aluminium Posts - Where can I find them?

Replies: 5

Views: 1670

As Phil suggested, Ashby Trade.

Ask for Tim, and say i put you onto him.

I believe these are known as the Cathedral posts?

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do they Do This?

Replies: 20

Views: 2239

We were involved in a near replica of that sign, but through our electrical business, not the sign business unfortunately. Magnetic "gas" if you like, is correct :D Just having another thought on it, is it possible that 2 sheets of accrylic can cause an optical illusion to hide a wire???

Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 8122

Can i be honest?

Well, im going to be.

Make sure whatever you do, you do not resort to dropping leaflets in doors. Its the surefire way to end your business.

Instead, allow people to put a face or a voice to the brand/image you are pushing. Be friendly, approachable and honest.

Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how much to charge for planning permission?

Replies: 5

Views: 694

just double it, i usually do, and once you get slick with it, and gain a relationship with the council, you can push it through, as it were. (:)

Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Wrestler

Replies: 9

Views: 867

Rourke in Sin City was quality also.

Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:00 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can someone tell me why my e-mails are greyed out?

Replies: 4

Views: 1116

i also have this in a similar way....

However, a few months ago, when X4 was released i was fortunate enough to purchase it, after having no issues with 12 and X3, Corel X4 after working fine for 2 or 3 weeks, wouldnt allow me to save any files, or import/export.

Any ideas?

Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Wrestler

Replies: 9

Views: 867

Paul i thought it was a cracking film, for what the storyline allowed.

As a wrestling fan as a kid, i enjoyed seeing a few familiar faces!!

:D

Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Stupidly cheap competition

Replies: 44

Views: 4426

in Cornwall, we have many pretenders. Only really us and our main competitors have it in them to be a bit classier than the rest. We price competitive, but never stupid. We take jobs off them, and id be gutted to think if they werent trying to take jobs off me!! The cheap and nasty sign boys dont ev...

Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van wrapping: Maltesers Berlingo

Replies: 24

Views: 5192

Superbly done. Well done bud,

Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Has your turnover dropped?

Replies: 18

Views: 2116

very busy at the minute with chunky jobs, seem to also be picking up alot of new customers which is nice.

Although i think we feel busier than we actually are, as we have just purchased our second premises and are turning it into a state of the art premises.

We really cant grumble.

Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping Advice

Replies: 4

Views: 1516

like Jason, we use 1370mm media, and the lads seem alot more comfortable with that sort of size.

Also i find the Impact Vehicle Library is particularly useful when the file has an over head view of the bonnet.

Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo assistance required

Replies: 19

Views: 6723

Martin, i think that logo, esp in white and green, is a cracking effort.

But, i dont know, its sort of magazine header-y, if that makes sense??

Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: £5000 to £6000 to spend

Replies: 38

Views: 9716

we have most machinery/equipment out there, but we lack an engraving machine, and i think its worth anyones money to get one.

Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cutting vinyl to fit van panels

Replies: 10

Views: 2213

Guys, ive fallen into the ever tempting trap of relying on the superb impact drawings, but i always, always, always find that if we need a panel fill, a simple, straight, level photograph helps, trace and BINGO!

Esp in Corel, just whack the photo in and either trace, or draw your shape by hand.

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: January Sales. Good idea or not?

Replies: 11

Views: 1199

if you already sell pop up banners and the like, you could whip an email shot around offering a deal.

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: .co.uk .com or .eu??

Replies: 5

Views: 737

I always go for .com and buy the .co.uk also!

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just felt like having a moan ! !

Replies: 6

Views: 1130

Agreeing with Andrew, alutrade never fail for me.

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: assortment

Replies: 22

Views: 10070

some lovely crisp and creative work there matey.

Its prompted me to show off some of mine later!

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:31 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: viewing eps files in corel.

Replies: 6

Views: 1511

If my Documents folder is set to thumbnails with a preview enabled, i can.

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How big is your workshop?

Replies: 10

Views: 1290

We are currently in a 5,500sq foot premises, but the vehicle bay isnt big enough, so we are moving into a new premises, that ive purchased from the failed LSUK business.

Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall!

Replies: 11

Views: 1625

Hello Tim!

How r ya???

Stumbled across this lil beauty, im a big fan of ( no advertising please ), but this is great also.

Merry Christmas to you sir!

Cheers
Ian

Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:24 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone help with buying new Printer & Laminator

Replies: 8

Views: 1494

I got my Mimaki JV33 160, Cutter & Seal 62S for waaaay under 20K and im delighted.

Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:02 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: corel help

Replies: 4

Views: 958

I always find, working in between 12, X3, X4 that the colours vary, usually to do with settings in the palatte.

Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me with making up banners?

Replies: 25

Views: 2792

i gotta say, we print all our banners on our JV33 160, and just bought the nifty lil tool from JAG Supplies which has sped up our finishing time no end!

Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall!

Replies: 11

Views: 1625

Thanks very much all for such a warm welcome!

Glad to be here,

I'd like to dedicate this award....oh hang on!
lol
(hot)

Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Cornwall

Replies: 12

Views: 2031

Hi Alan, from St. Austell!

Im a Jenkin too..... not a Jenkins (god, i hate the S on the end!)

Strangely enuff, my uncle is an Alan Jenkin!

Cheers

Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall!

Replies: 11

Views: 1625

Hi from Cornwall!

Hello all, I bought a long established sign company in Cornwall, just over 2 years ago, with my family. Business has been kind in that time, and took on the original 2 staff of that company, and we now boast over 14 staff. With a move to a new premises just around the corner, 2009 should be a fab ye...

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