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Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help needed for supplier of 'Curved Menu Boxes'

Replies: 3

Views: 1082

Re: Help needed for supplier of 'Curved Menu Boxes'

Who's that Jon?
Do you have a website or a number?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help needed for supplier of 'Curved Menu Boxes'

Replies: 3

Views: 1082

Help needed for supplier of 'Curved Menu Boxes'

Hi everyone.. I didn't get to the sign show yet again this year as it is always on during my busiest period of the year. Because of this I don't have the brochure that I would have possibly picked up at the sign show. I need to locate a firm who can supply me with a few menu boxes, the curved type o...

Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:09 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 2 printers and a laminator for sale???

Replies: 7

Views: 3852

OK Peter, it was the laminator that I was interested in.

Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:55 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 2 printers and a laminator for sale???

Replies: 7

Views: 3852

Peter, do you still have the laminator?

Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RollsRoller vs Rapid Applicator

Replies: 3

Views: 1858

I.m looking into this at the moment too, theres the Bobis multi applicator to consider too.

Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Joining in with the wall graphics...

Replies: 10

Views: 3954

Bet it cost you a few quid!

Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Powder Coated Sheet material

Replies: 2

Views: 601

Powder Coated Sheet material

First of all........ Happy New Year to everyone on here, i haven't posted for a while so here goes..... We have a fascia job on that is quite large, originally we were going to floodcoat di-lite boards in a dark brown vinyl. The customer now wants the colour to be the exact (near as damn it) colour ...

Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where to buy Sign Posts, Clips, Caps......

Replies: 5

Views: 824

Thanks guys.

Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where to buy Sign Posts, Clips, Caps......

Replies: 5

Views: 824

Where to buy Sign Posts, Clips, Caps......

Hi all........
I've been buying my stuff from a local supplier for a while but want to check his prices out against other firms.
Its the grey sign posts, rails, clips and caps that i'm interested in.

I've noticed that Cherwell do them, any others?

Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Print - Laminate - Cutt - Best laminate to use?

Replies: 3

Views: 691

The trouble i have is this.

Matt laminate with a new blade is set at max to 120 on the Roland.
Gloss laminate needs to go 130, with this it struggles to make a clean cutt.
I up it to 150 - 160 and it goes straight through it all and rips it up. :(

Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Print - Laminate - Cutt - Best laminate to use?

Replies: 3

Views: 691

Print - Laminate - Cutt - Best laminate to use?

Does anyone know of a good gloss laminate that is suitable for using when its a print and cut job. We use mactac LF3899/LF3898 which comes in gloss and matt, when we laminate with matt we have no problems with the weeding. The machine cuts it out perfectly at a reasonable blade depth. However we hav...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:49 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can anyone give me a good laminator reccommendation??

Replies: 10

Views: 1986

Heat lamination is very noticeable when laminating exhibition display products. When laminating these cold the finish is nowhere near as good.

It's not as good with vinyl either to be honest, the heat makes all the difference.

Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:13 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: InkTec inks

Replies: 8

Views: 2436

Thats interesting Shane.......i've got a Roland 540 Pro3, i've been thinking of changing over to a cheaper ink but i never go through with it. There can be a considerable saving in the pocket but there are so many people say its a risk for the print heads on the machine. Are you still finding everyt...

Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can anyone give me a good laminator reccommendation??

Replies: 10

Views: 1986

Heated rollers on a better machine for a far better finish.

Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can anyone give me a good laminator reccommendation??

Replies: 10

Views: 1986

You get what you pay for with a laminator.

Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:08 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Which one do you like best?

Replies: 17

Views: 4940

Thats class :D :D

Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:49 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: I attended the Grafiwrap Vehicle Wrapping Course this week.

Replies: 13

Views: 5699

The other thing i meant to say - my stay at Woodlands Grange which is just down the road was spot on.
£35 per night with brekkie.

Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Which one do you like best?

Replies: 17

Views: 4940

Which one do you like best?

The job is a fascia sign for a takeaway - size is 5900x1380mm. Print Only fitted to existing fascia panels. One of the designs is mine, the other is the customers. He wants his design and i want mine. We are both stubborn and don't like each others designs, he wants a vote so i thought i'd ask the p...

Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:34 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald: Signage Assortment

Replies: 21

Views: 4406

Excellent work.

Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:52 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: I attended the Grafiwrap Vehicle Wrapping Course this week.

Replies: 13

Views: 5699

It wasn't James, he was busy swigging from a Magners that he had stashed in his bag. Mind you he does need plenty of ice with his drinks! :D

Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:03 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: I attended the Grafiwrap Vehicle Wrapping Course this week.

Replies: 13

Views: 5699

So have roland and grafityp parted company?


I believe this to be the case, Grafityp are doing itfrom there HQ in Tamworth, i reckon there will be a course every two weeks.

Roland are still doing it with James but i think that they are using different materials, possibly 3M and Metamark?

Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:18 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: I attended the Grafiwrap Vehicle Wrapping Course this week.

Replies: 13

Views: 5699

I attended the Grafiwrap Vehicle Wrapping Course this week.

I have been threatening to go on a wrap course for a couple of years now, so when i phoned up Grafiwrap and enquired about availability a couple of weeks ago they said that they were running one towards the end of October so i decided to give it a go. The reason behind the decision to attend the cou...

Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

Replies: 11

Views: 3914

The price hasn't put him off, i can't believe how much it is per linear metre!!!!!!!!

Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:40 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

Replies: 11

Views: 3914

Thanks Rob.....i'll make a few enquiries.

Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:57 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

Replies: 11

Views: 3914

Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

We've just done a job that involved quite a bit of external mirror silver vinyl, i happened to mention that i had seen a picture on the net somewhere of a van that was wrapped in a similar vinyl. He's gone out and bought a Robin Reliant and now wants it wrapped in the same mirror looking vinyl. Does...

Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:05 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Router bit for producing dibond trays?

Replies: 13

Views: 7830

Just the grind the point of the bottom and try that, should be fine.

Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer good investment ?

Replies: 9

Views: 2499

Get one......before long you'll be doing more print work than vinyl. It opens so many new avenues for you.

Have a look at purchasing a laminator with the printer.

Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Reception Area: Cut Vinyl Floor Graphics

Replies: 25

Views: 10384

When all the vinyl is down do you cover in anything for protection?

Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:56 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrap: carbon fibre bently

Replies: 38

Views: 14169

The "A" stands for "bottom" if you ask me.




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Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Beard/Mint

Replies: 49

Views: 12521

I like it , could you not have wrapped the corner?

Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fluorescent Banner Material supplier?

Replies: 2

Views: 607

Cheers Rob.

Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fluorescent Banner Material supplier?

Replies: 2

Views: 607

Fluorescent Banner Material supplier?

Can anyone point me in the right direction of a supplier who can supply me some material on the roll?

Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which is the best hot air gun?

Replies: 13

Views: 1183

Dewalt lasted us a year, my bosch is about six years old and going strong.

Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best method used with banner edges please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1209

You need to get the right work surface for them, we use a large kitchen worktop at 488cm in length. This way we can keep the surface clean as the ink does occasionally press onto the work surface leaving the banner with slightly less colour on the hem. This happens we print and hem on the same day w...

Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best method used with banner edges please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1209

I agree with the welding machine............. .....i bought one at Sign UK a couple of years ago and its been a great buy. Hemming takes a fraction of the time that it used to with the tape, i can also weld banner sections together. We can produce bigger banners this way by welding sections together...

Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:03 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for design advice on a Mini Wrap?

Replies: 58

Views: 20831

My 2 penneth based on your idea.

Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help i need to get some work!!

Replies: 67

Views: 7941

Well put John Hughes!!!!

Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

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

Replies: 20

Views: 4178

Hydrosol don't have any profiles, they recommend that you print using a matte profile. Try a few different ones and see how you go.

Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:12 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

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

Replies: 20

Views: 4178

I get mine from Amari Digital.

Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

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

Replies: 20

Views: 4178

Hydrosol is a pretty good bet for pop ups, they do 2 types. The thinner gram for rollers and the thicker for pop ups.
We get good results with this material.

Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Pregel Australia

Replies: 7

Views: 1014

I don't blame you on this recess.
I did a part wrap on one of these over a year ago, the guy brought it back two months ago because one of the sides has popped, the other side and the rear are both perfect.
I was dubious whether it would stay and very nearly cut it.
Wish i had now.

Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Pregel Australia

Replies: 7

Views: 1014

Thats looks really nice.
I found the recesses on these vans to be very deep. Plenty of post heat required!!

Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:55 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Bulk Ink for Soljet PRO III

Replies: 10

Views: 2645

Kevin....thanks for giving me your opinion on the Evosol inks. They can't be that great in your opinion if you switched back to ITL max inks. Where do you get the ITL max inks from?

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:00 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Bulk Ink for Soljet PRO III

Replies: 10

Views: 2645

I enquired today at Granthams about the bulk there bulk ink system for the Roland. They still use a cartridge method but they chip the cartridge, you then refill the cartridge with their ITL Evo-sol inks. The price works out at £100 for 1 litre which is considerably less than what i pay now, they sa...

Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:39 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Bulk Ink for Soljet PRO III

Replies: 10

Views: 2645

Bulk Ink for Soljet PRO III

Does anyone run a bulk ink system for the Solfet Pro III or alike?

I was wondering about doing so as we are out of our one year warranty and we are doing more and more print now.
Anyones input would be very much appreciated as i'm just pondering with the idea.

Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing - What would you do?

Replies: 7

Views: 1018

Pricing - What would you do?

We have a customer (a good customer) who ordered 5 posters from us. We have digitally printed them and delivered them along with the bill. Size - 1110x1530mm. I generally charge around the £30 per m2 for posters plus any artwork that i feel needs adding on. Because this job was for a good customer a...

Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:43 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me the length limit please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4731

Still only nine meters of banner pvc wasted + the ink + my time.


Get a banner welder from leister, just weld the end bit on the end. No waste :D

Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:05 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me the length limit please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4731

I hate it when printing a long banner and i've been keeping the banner slack from the roll, (so that the printer does not have to pull at the banner resulting in the printer heads rubbing over the banner and ruining the print). Then a customer walks in and i forget about the banner, the next thing i...

Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: the vu

Replies: 11

Views: 1899

That looks excellent, and looking at the finished product i think you are there or there abouts on price.
I would have trouble getting that price in my area and therefore never get that type of work.

Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Trade Only Poster Printer for small runs?

Replies: 3

Views: 758

I do have a soljet printer, i could do them myself but i was after after a price for a quantity of 50 pieces from a specialist.

Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Trade Only Poster Printer for small runs?

Replies: 3

Views: 758

Trade Only Poster Printer for small runs?

Does anyone know of a printer who specialises in full colour poster printing to the TRADE ONLY?
I have a small run of 50 pieces that i need a price for.



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Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what can i do about copycats & copyright please?

Replies: 15

Views: 1849

Looks like theres a bit of stress out there!! I've calmed down on the issue after a weekend of camping with the family. However i am still going to go and give him my bill, i'll let him know he has thirty days to pay, after that he will receive reminders and letters and then if it hasn't been paid t...

Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what can i do about copycats & copyright please?

Replies: 15

Views: 1849

Peter, thats exactly what my intentions are, i'm also going to find the other signmaker and question why he would do it.
I'm off camping now but i'll post a picture early next week.

Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what can i do about copycats & copyright please?

Replies: 15

Views: 1849

what can i do about copycats & copyright please?

It's happened again............... On Wednesday i had a lad in looking for a fascia and window signs, he brought with him a print out from another signmaker and a price. i said that i would not copy the design, i did him another option there and then, he loved it. Although my price was more expensiv...

Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Xpres Inkjet dark help!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1468

I bought some printable material from Grafityp and tried it with their heat application tape, it does work really well.
Merlin have finished stocking their material due to poor colour apparently.

Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van graphics: fitness workshop

Replies: 11

Views: 2158

Cheryl, do you advertise your vehicle wrapping services as you seem to get quite a few jobs?

Fri May 30, 2008 10:08 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: where can i get a heat detector for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 18

Views: 5659

I agree with you Rob, i was chatting to a guy on the vehicle wrap (think it carwraps uk) stand at Sign UK last year. He told me of an experienced wrapper who didn't used to use one before a little test they did with him. They were discussing wrapping at a meeting and got on to the subject of post he...

Thu May 29, 2008 8:09 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: where can i get a heat detector for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 18

Views: 5659

Hexis sell them, probably a bit dearer than most but if you can't find one elsewhere get it from them.

Thu May 29, 2008 8:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van wrapping: daisy hygiene services

Replies: 19

Views: 4722

It's nice to see a van wrap that is not over the top, quality work. :wink:

Thu May 29, 2008 10:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i fix Flat Cut Letters to Cladded Warehouse please?

Replies: 3

Views: 577

Andy....this is something like what i had in mind, however i'm not sure that i can do this with some of the smaller text.
I was going to get some small tubing (hollow like a bic pen) and use a longer screw to fix these letters to the cladding.

Thu May 29, 2008 8:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i fix Flat Cut Letters to Cladded Warehouse please?

Replies: 3

Views: 577

how do i fix Flat Cut Letters to Cladded Warehouse please?

I have a client who wishes to go for flat cut letters on his warehouse. The warehouse is cladded with the "tin" aluminium, this is my only fix as he doesn't want to use a sign tray nor a flat board. The flat cut letters will be fixed to the aluminium cladding, however the cladding is not f...

Wed May 28, 2008 3:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van wrapping: sky tv

Replies: 8

Views: 1746

Jason....
How did you find the Mactac compared to the Avery product?
I haven't had a dabble with it as yet.

Wed May 28, 2008 2:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van wrapping: sky tv

Replies: 8

Views: 1746

On close inspection after post heating you can, that said vehicles are not like a business card. We view them from a distance in general, the final finish of the bubble free doesn't worry me at all.
Does this finish happen on all other bubble free products?

Wed May 28, 2008 10:33 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van wrapping: sky tv

Replies: 8

Views: 1746

We used the Mactac Bubble Free for the print. I wrapped the rear of my van with it about 8-12 months ago and it has never moved a muscle. The recesses on these vans are similar to my vivaro so i decided to use the same product since it has never moved on mine. I like the Mactac product, its very nic...

Wed May 28, 2008 8:12 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van wrapping: sky tv

Replies: 8

Views: 1746

van wrapping: sky tv

Not posted in here for a long time, we did a couple of vehicles last week that had a bit of colour so i thought i'd post them.
The Cheers van (rear) is not to my liking, we had a good design for the rear doors but the customer wanted a picture of the pub.

Tue May 27, 2008 8:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Xpres Inkjet dark help!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1468

Thinking about this, won't the grafityp material do the trick?
Never tried it myself.

Mon May 26, 2008 10:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Xpres Inkjet dark help!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1468

The stuff from merlin has a different feel to it, it's got more of a vinyl feel to it rather than the soft silky feel of the ink jet dark from xpres. http://www.merlintransfers.com/merlin/ This is their website, i've just had a look for the product and i cannot see it, last time i had it from them i...

Sun May 25, 2008 2:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Xpres Inkjet dark help!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1468

I've done the same thing as you, the thermal tape from grafityp does work but not on that particular product from xpres. I've used the tape on the print & cut material from merlin and it works well, you can use the tape several times before it loses it tack.

Tue May 20, 2008 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i use a screw banding tool correctly?

Replies: 5

Views: 676

THanks for taking the time to post the .pdf file Peter, top man.

Tue May 20, 2008 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i use a screw banding tool correctly?

Replies: 5

Views: 676

I've just got back in from outside, i've been figuring it out on the lamp post!!
Your instructions match my working out!!

Tue May 20, 2008 1:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i use a screw banding tool correctly?

Replies: 5

Views: 676

You don't fancy explaining it on here do you?

Tue May 20, 2008 12:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i use a screw banding tool correctly?

Replies: 5

Views: 676

how do i use a screw banding tool correctly?

Does anyone have any instructions on how to use a screw banding tool correctly?
I received it today and can only scratch my head and look at it!!

Sat May 10, 2008 8:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: why is paint coming off vehicle when removing vinyl?

Replies: 29

Views: 3405

If the spray job was any good i don't think that should happen. Stand firm and blame the cr*p paint job.

Sat May 03, 2008 8:43 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Anyone able to on Grafiwrap course?

Replies: 2

Views: 1170

Peter............. I'm looking for 3 others, this way we can get on the course for the 4 people price which is £960.00. Split this four ways ( i think this is correct) and it sounds like a good deal. We get to use grafiwrap and metamark films, get classroom tuition about software and design and hand...

Sat May 03, 2008 8:18 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can anyone suggest a good router bit for cutter?

Replies: 7

Views: 2093

Jag sign supplies sell the bit you need.

Sat May 03, 2008 8:14 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Anyone able to on Grafiwrap course?

Replies: 2

Views: 1170

Anyone able to on Grafiwrap course?

I've enquired about going on the 2 day wrap course with Grafiwrap, they have dates on the 24th & 25th June, i'm going to book myself on next week. Anyone up for it to get a better deal on the price?

Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK - what did you think of it?

Replies: 63

Views: 6749

I went yesterday (Tuesday) and found it quiet and pretty poor to be honest. Last year seemed far busier with more exhibitors on show, nothing new this year.

Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Corel X3 Quality?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 1483

Not sure how to upload it, can i do it in this forum or will i have to upload elsewhere?

Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:51 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Corel X3 Quality?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 1483

Thats just it, it looks good. The printers that i use for the business cards are top drawer, i have no issues with them at all. Could the problem be a PC to MAC issue? They are MAC based and check the files first, would this alter the file in anyway at all. Let me stress it is only the text, on real...

Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:00 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Corel X3 Quality?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 1483

I export the files as 300dpi jpegs generally, colour is CMYK. Since getting X3 i've saved as .pdf files with max quality settings and tried it this way. I always get a lesser quality job than i do when i start from scratch in photoshop. I've also tried converting the text to curves before exporting,...

Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Corel X3 Quality?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 1483

Corel X3 Quality?!?

i regularly get asked for business cards and leaflets and of course duly oblige for the extra money and turnover. I use trade suppliers from various sources and i use Corel X3 and photoshop as my main graphic programs. When the design is solely photoshop i send .pdf files and the job comes back (oh ...

Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:37 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise on which roland to go for please?

Replies: 18

Views: 5072

Rules rules rules :cry:

Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what do you use for doing standard printed banners?

Replies: 4

Views: 991

Amari do a few banner materials, i pay about £90 for 30 metres 1360mm. I get a really good print from it using Roland Eco sol MAX inks.

Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Driving down the price

Replies: 10

Views: 1339

Driving down the price

What a strange week!! I use Mactac JT5829PM through my Soljet III for the majority of my print, this week one of my suppliers (not my usual) phoned me up and slashed my costs by £28.00 per roll. I used to pay around £113.00 for 1360mm at 50 metres, not now!!! I then had a rep round from another supp...

Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:59 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Freestanding Post Sign with light solutions?

Replies: 3

Views: 1337

I hadn't thought of this one, definately worth considering Cheers Martin.

Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:25 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Freestanding Post Sign with light solutions?

Replies: 3

Views: 1337

Freestanding Post Sign with light solutions?

My client has requested that we install an illuminated post sign at the entrance of his caravan park. He wishes that we make it from aluminium products (dibond, galv posts, rails, clips etc...). Easy enough. However, i cannot figure out the best way to fix a trough light at the top of such a sign, h...

Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:33 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: How do you approach a customer to go for Vehicle Wrap?

Replies: 30

Views: 8680

Going back to Johns point, i think that it is important to get the business to the stage that it can run itself without the creator / owner of the business being there 24/7. What happens when you want a family holiday? What happens when you are sick? The business should not stop. I am not going to b...

Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what should i do print or sub-out 35 x 2.5 metre banner?

Replies: 19

Views: 2302

Sub it i shall!!
I already spoke to the lads at superwide graphics, i've used them in the past and they have always done a good job.
I do have a high frequency welder and have welded stuff together quite a lot but never anything that long.
Fair point about the print not lining up too.

Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what should i do print or sub-out 35 x 2.5 metre banner?

Replies: 19

Views: 2302

what should i do print or sub-out 35 x 2.5 metre banner?

I have a job to do shortly, its a 35 metre by 2.44 metre banner for a local housing development firm. The question is, do i sub it out or do i have a go myself? If i sub it out i can buy it hemmed and eyed and then just fit it on site, the banner will be printed at full width so no welding needed (u...

Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i fix stainless steele lettering to masonry wall?

Replies: 7

Views: 760

how do i fix stainless steele lettering to masonry wall?

Hi all, first of all.... Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Secondly........ .....i have some nice stainless steel letters to fix to a masonry wall. I have them at work and will be looking to fix them in the new year, they have come with stud fixings which i am not very familiar with. From ...

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exhibition Display Kit needed

Replies: 3

Views: 497

Exhibition Display Kit needed

I have a customer who requires a rigid 6-8 panel folding display, i can get a pvc frame one from ultima displays or plex if i wish, he wants an aluminium frame product. He has seen them on various internet sites and would like me to get him one, because he's a good customer i said i would and supply...

Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:10 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: digital media

Replies: 5

Views: 696

When i had a versacamm sp300 the best print that i ever got was a product from victory design, it was a multifix 6500 i think. I've never achieved a print as good on any other material, grafityp 5-7 year was pretty good. The only reason that i stopped using it was down to price, when i first got int...

Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Got my first ever wrapping job next week

Replies: 18

Views: 1590

I would recommend a digital thermometer, not so much for pre heating the vinyl but i think its very important to post heat the vinyls to the necessary temperature. This erases the memory from the product.

Take your time and never rush these things, be methodical.

Good luck.

Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: DIY 'A' board

Replies: 10

Views: 1013

This year i had to make an aboard for a customer who thought size was everything, the aboard measured 1500 x 2000mm.
2x2 Wooden frame, dibond panels, ridiculous monstrocity!!!

Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutter for exhibition panels and alike

Replies: 6

Views: 984

With the exhibition panels the benchtop cutter would mainly be for the stop light laminated panels which are very thin.
I believe they are accurate to a 1/3rd of a mm over 3 meteres which sound impressive for what i need.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutter for exhibition panels and alike

Replies: 6

Views: 984

I looked at Festool a while ago but the expense put me off at the time, what are the javelin benches like?
I'm after one for cutting the exhibition printed panels as they are supposed to be very accurate, is this the case Mike?

Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutter for exhibition panels and alike

Replies: 6

Views: 984

Cutter for exhibition panels and alike

My next piece of equipment is going to have to be a guillotine for cutting exhibition panels. At present i have a vertical keencut that i bought a few years ago, this is OK for plastics although i find cutting dibond with it very poor and not at all accurate. I know that they also do table cutting g...

Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:26 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with design for my front shop window?

Replies: 41

Views: 9327

I also like Robs ideas, they make you look twice. Whether you take in what or not the shop is all about is down to the individuals.

On another note, where can you get high res images like the top model and similar?

Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:00 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone help with a print, laminate & cut problem?

Replies: 9

Views: 3350

I had problems with my Roland 540 when i bought it, i had to have them out to it, they replaced the motherboard and all is now well. Is it still under warranty? Get them out if so.

Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: DO I NEED A LAMINATER?

Replies: 33

Views: 4657

Get yourself a laminator, you will not regret it.
Great for mounting foam board with colour vinyls, quick and easy, great finish.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rotating Signage

Replies: 4

Views: 753

Dave........

thanks for the offer, love the website by the way.

Pryam

Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rotating Signage

Replies: 4

Views: 753

Cheers Martin..........

They can supply us with the mechanism we need, that's a great help.

Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rotating Signage

Replies: 4

Views: 753

Rotating Signage

I have a new client who wants to push my boundaries some distance. They are a solicitors who want to have new signage throughout their branches, one of the things that they are very interested in having is a rotating sign (similar to that at New Scotland Yard). Having had no experience in such a sig...

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Vehicle Wrapping - should I try it?

Replies: 28

Views: 2987

Go for it Phil.........

Get some samples and have a go on your own van, practice going into a recess and then around a curve. You'll soon pick up how the material reacts, i would recommend getting a surface temperature gun so that you can post heat to the recommended temperature.

Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anto Graffiti Remover

Replies: 3

Views: 618

It is digitally printed graphics with a standard 3-5 year laminate, if i had known of a graffiti problem i would have used the appropriate laminate. I have checked out the mactac website and they suggest methanol for use on the graffiti laminate film, i'm going to test some on the standard laminate ...

Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Anto Graffiti Remover

Replies: 3

Views: 618

Anto Graffiti Remover

Has anyone used anti graffiti remover on a standard laminate? I need to try and remove marker pen and spray paint from some signs, anyone got any answers or advice? I have an irrate customer who is moaning that he has had his signs graffiti'd and ha cannot remove it from the laminate. He's now telli...

Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:30 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: is anyone noticing vinyl failures on the new shape sprinters

Replies: 17

Views: 5257

We did a part wrap on one of the new sprinters two months ago, i saw it yesterday and it is fine. mind you i thought that the recess around the main flat panel was deeper than most, definatelt deeper than my vivaro. We used grafiwrap and it was the 1st time i have noticed this film to lose a little ...

Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: amusements

Replies: 12

Views: 1465

Skegness, thats my way. I don't recognise the arcade, was it in Ingoldmells (Fantasy Island)?
I'll go and give it a closer inspection!!

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:07 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: External LED Moving Text Display Supplier?

Replies: 2

Views: 911

External LED Moving Text Display Supplier?

I have had an enquiry from a new customer about an external LED message display sign, the type that the text scrolls along the sign.
I know of spectra displays from their advertisements in the back of Sign Link.
Does anyone know of another trade supplier so i can compare price?

Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What is the general material to use for roll-ups?

Replies: 22

Views: 2549

I agree about laminating if the customer intends to use it repeatedly.

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What is the general material to use for roll-ups?

Replies: 22

Views: 2549

We got some hydrosol from Amari, prints very good.

Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:48 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wallpaper Media Suppliers

Replies: 13

Views: 1384

Rob.... what i'm thinking of doing is lining the walls, then applying dry to the lining paper (laminated of course). I'm doing the mural to cover her pen marks on the wall!!!! Still unsure about doing it thisway , i'm tempted to have a go at printing on the wallpaper media and getting a mate of mine...

Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wallpaper Media Suppliers

Replies: 13

Views: 1384

Thanks for the advice, lining paper then vinyl it is then.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:20 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wallpaper Media Suppliers

Replies: 13

Views: 1384

I see your point Peter, i was just a bit worried that the vinyl might rip the plaster off the walls when removed.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:49 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Wallpaper Media Suppliers

Replies: 13

Views: 1384

Wallpaper Media Suppliers

I'm going to have a crack at a mural for my little girls room, i was wondering if anyone on the boards has had a go at this. I seem to remember Hexis sell wallpaper media, can anyone give advice on this subject?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Post Solution - Easy Removable!

Replies: 4

Views: 708

Sign Post Solution - Easy Removable!

I have a job to do for a customer that entails the need to remove and replace a post sign. She has an extremely long drive up to her farm, at the side of the drive she wants me to install two post signs about 6ft high stating 5mph. No problems there then. However her husband has thrown a spanner in ...

Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a difference between lamination vinyl & clear v

Replies: 14

Views: 1595

I believe there is as my rep often reminds me that when i threaten to use a different supplier!!

Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign / Printing Business Setup

Replies: 5

Views: 1097

If it's signs you want to do more than printing, get yourself a digi wide format printer that is print & cut. Probably a versacamm or a cadet to start with, this will actas a printer and vinyl cuter for you. you can still do business cards and printing stuff, just get them from trade suppliers o...

Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Leister Uniplan E Banner Welder - Any Tips?

Replies: 4

Views: 1185

I like the idea of the cable Chris.

Had a bit more practice with it this morning and i'm very confident now. Great bit of kit, blo*dy expensive though.

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Leister Uniplan E Banner Welder - Any Tips?

Replies: 4

Views: 1185

Leister Uniplan E Banner Welder - Any Tips?

We took delivery of our machine today that we ordered from sign UK, first impressions are that this is going to to take a bit more practice than i anticipated. I've only had 1.2 hour with it so far at the end of the day, the lads at the show made it look so so easy and i made it look quite the oppos...

Thu May 31, 2007 9:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated Router Cut Signbox - Deetres

Replies: 7

Views: 869

Is a red acrylic sheet stuck to the back or translucent vinyl? Guessing its the acrylic just wanted to be sure. jxuereb - I had the acrylic cut from 18mm acrylic (i think, could have been 15mm), not individual letters though. There is one piece of clear acrylic behind the word Deetres that was rout...

Wed May 30, 2007 10:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated Router Cut Signbox - Deetres

Replies: 7

Views: 869

Illuminated Router Cut Signbox - Deetres

I asked questions about doing this quite a while back, i've just got back to take a photo of it.

The acrylic is clear, pushed through from the rear with the red stuck on the back of the acrylic, not the face. It makes the letters look like jelly, very good effect.

Sat May 26, 2007 6:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pop up exhibitions / what material?

Replies: 7

Views: 918

When you say Europoint, is that Europoint Display who are in the supplier forum on here?

Sat May 26, 2007 6:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Australian Sign Makers Nightmare :(

Replies: 11

Views: 1418

this is only a small portion of our trade but its a beginning... if done "realistically" there could be more money in it for us as qualified sign makers as opposed to the blackpool pleasure beach type signage we see on our high streets every day. Rob............we get asked to make blackp...

Mon May 21, 2007 8:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Grayscale Printing from Roland SP-300

Replies: 13

Views: 5128

We are printing labels (contour cut) posters and canvas


John.............
what profile do you use for printing onto canvas as i struggle with the versacamm

Mon May 21, 2007 10:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Canvas Print Profiles

Replies: 2

Views: 566

Canvas Print Profiles

Does anyone have or can recommend a profile for printing on Canvas?

Wed May 16, 2007 8:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Ventures

Replies: 32

Views: 3227

If you got it then phone on land line and I can return call if you wish. I don't have an email and its not shown on boards. Went to your site but can't find contact details. I am probably missing it

Peter


I can't access your or anyones details Peter.
My number is 01754 763681

Tue May 15, 2007 9:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Ventures

Replies: 32

Views: 3227

I'm glad to hear someones making money from dyesub.

Can't reply to message Peter.
email me

Tue May 15, 2007 9:17 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: which one should i go for Roland Soljet ProIII or Mimaki JV5

Replies: 10

Views: 3495

I took delivery of a soljet III a few months back, i think it's a great machine. Previously to this i had a versacamm (small one) and felt that the time had come to upgrade, the eco max inks are pretty good but things DO need laminating for ink protection. We run our machine for a couple of hours ea...

Mon May 14, 2007 9:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: vac

Replies: 10

Views: 1968

Lovin the design work there, looks a pretty good print too.

Mon May 14, 2007 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Ventures

Replies: 32

Views: 3227

I bought an epson 1290 with bulk ink after seeing sublimation at Sign uk a couple of years ago. I can't stand the process of it all, i still have all the gear and plenty of consumables and would be happy to chuck it all on the skip and take a big loss on it, as long as i don't have to look at it eve...

Mon May 07, 2007 9:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to cladding & planning question

Replies: 11

Views: 1588

At sign UK i saw a great system for banners, looks dead easy to install and the banners look fantastic as you can get the tension spot on all the way round.

www.spirit-displays.com

Mon May 07, 2007 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bank Holiday Break In

Replies: 10

Views: 1359

Thanks guys........ I've been down and secured the unit the best i can. If they had been big time they could have wiped me out. I'm supposed to be doing a van wrap on Tuesday - Wednesday so i said to the customer he could bring his van in on Thursday and leave it in the unit over the bank holiday. I...

Mon May 07, 2007 5:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bank Holiday Break In

Replies: 10

Views: 1359

Bank Holiday Break In

Bas*ar*s!!! Bank Holiday Monday and there's a few jobs to do round the house, i needed some tools from work so i thought i'd pop in and pick the tools up and then do the jobs round the house. When i got there i realised that i had been broken in to. They've nicked my pc and monitor, fortunately they...

Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sheet Material Price...Huge Variations

Replies: 4

Views: 829

Got it delivered, the material is finished nicely around the edge which will improve the appearance of the vertical aboards i sell. Rob........... this is the link to a picture of an aboard that we sell. http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=5002&highlight= They are fairly heavy, on the co...

Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sheet Material Price...Huge Variations

Replies: 4

Views: 829

Sheet Material Price...Huge Variations

We produce a vertical aboard that has been a steady seller over the past three to four years. It has a steel base that holds 19mm foam board. The price of this aboard has risen due to the increase in steel prices going through the roof over the last 2 years. I thought i'd have a look at getting mate...

Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance

Replies: 40

Views: 4205

Business Insurance

it's that time of the year again when an insurance renewal is due. I was wondering if any of my fellow signmakers had found a company who has good rates?

Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle graphics-a van we did recently

Replies: 6

Views: 1407

Can see some rear enders coming up tho


Keep those dirty thoughts to yourself Shane :D

Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: blackboard sign

Replies: 13

Views: 2337

The make that i'm familiar with is Zig, they do pens also make a cleaner, i've used this combo on hexis drywipe and chalkboard vinyl with no problems. I've got a customer who made a special recipe for cleaning his boards, all i could get out of him was that it had Coca Cola in it!! I tell you what t...

Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:01 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: full Sprinter Wrap

Replies: 36

Views: 15838

Looks good to me, did you do the roof too?

How long did it take you to fit this with how many men?

Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: windows graphic

Replies: 16

Views: 3369

Thats cool work, did your machine / plotter cut the etch out as well or did you hand cut this away?
The reason i ask is because i had a sample of printable etch material yet it didn't like to be cut by a plotter.

Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rulette - doublesided neon sign with chaser

Replies: 17

Views: 3199

Lovin your work, really like that.

Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:02 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For Sale Roland Versacamm & Laminator

Replies: 5

Views: 1001

Send me an email to

info@cartersigns.co.uk

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone to RAL

Replies: 4

Views: 936

Pantone to RAL

Hi everyone..........

I need your help again!!!!!!!

I have a customer who has a pantone colour 384, we need a RAL colour for this or the nearest one to it.
Can anyone give me advice with the problem or a solution as i have no swatches.

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Internal Acrylics - Printed Etch Logo

Replies: 4

Views: 1211

It's a frosted / dusted vinyl that you can digitally print onto.
I printed reverse and then applied it to the rear of all the acrylic pieces.

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:51 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Tile Factory

Replies: 6

Views: 2375

It's something to do with your web browser. I'll be updating it all soon so i'll sort it then.

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Signage - Reflective

Replies: 12

Views: 3053

Lets hope so. :D

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:32 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Tile Factory

Replies: 6

Views: 2375

Just the tiles are printed Shane.

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Signage - Reflective

Replies: 12

Views: 3053

I agree about the outline on the red. It does have a black outline to it which shows up better during the day but i think it needed to stand out more, maybe with a white outline around the black or something like that.
Wish i had known about putting vinyl down first :-?

Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Tile Factory

Replies: 6

Views: 2375

Vehicle Wrap - Tile Factory

This was printed on my versacamm sp300 using grafiwrap. We got the odd little crease but overall i was pretty happy, the customer loved it which is always the main thing. the reason that the rear logo is different to the sides is because he was only having the rear done and wasn't bothered about mat...

Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Signage - Reflective

Replies: 12

Views: 3053

Vehicle Signage - Reflective

Never done much with reflectives, until now!!

Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Internal Acrylics - Printed Etch Logo

Replies: 4

Views: 1211

Internal Acrylics - Printed Etch Logo

I enjoy doing this kind of work, we don't get it much so thats why i like it i guess.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:40 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Does anyone suffer corel not been able to save your work?

Replies: 12

Views: 3444

Cheers Dave.........

I'll load the patches and see what happens, maybe an upgrade would be a good idea. This hasn't happened for a long time and then all of a sudden it crashes constantly.

Once again big thanx :D

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:05 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Does anyone suffer corel not been able to save your work?

Replies: 12

Views: 3444

I am on version 11, yes.
My computer has plenty of memory, in fact it's very high spec. there must be a setting that when altered, remedies my problem. (?)

Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:47 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Does anyone suffer corel not been able to save your work?

Replies: 12

Views: 3444

Thanks for the info, does anyone know how to set this up?

Computers are great when they are working, mine is doing my head in at the mo (:)

Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:56 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Does anyone suffer corel not been able to save your work?

Replies: 12

Views: 3444

Does anyone suffer corel not been able to save your work?

Does anyone suffer with Corel not been able to save your work because it states that it's out of memory?

I've wasted two hours already this week and can't afford to lose another.

Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: skill scaffolding

Replies: 2

Views: 1030

Much better........... i would have had the white outline on the tag line at the bottom though, it gets a little bit lost.

Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrap: McAleese Boats

Replies: 11

Views: 3956

I bet the customer was more than happy with that.

A good idea stripping the vehicle down, cutting around handles etc... adds time and complexity to the job, this way the finish will be miles better.

Is this your first go?

Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Shop Refurb!

Replies: 8

Views: 1335

I'm moving into a new larger place beginning of March. Looking forward to seeing some pics to give me some ideas too!!

Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Work Bench Covering. (Acrylic, Glass, Self Heal Rubber)

Replies: 11

Views: 1968

To those of you who have the glass table top, how much is a piece of glass at 8 x 4ft out of interest?

Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland Soljet 3 - It's in my unit!!!

Replies: 4

Views: 1003

Not a bad idea George.......... I had the Versacamm before this and the training on that was crap, i spent a lot of time on the phone to support during the 1st year. The dealer now does his own installation and training and i have a good relationship with him, he reckons i should have no trouble at ...

Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: customers needed

Replies: 20

Views: 3020

We stand every year at a local catering trade show, always pick up new customers from that. It is an expensive initial cost sorting your stand out with pop ups etc.. but once paid for it will last a few years. Go to the plumbers/builders merchants, while they are inside having a coffee (they are alw...

Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:38 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Roland Soljet 3 - It's in my unit!!!

Replies: 4

Views: 1003

Roland Soljet 3 - It's in my unit!!!

Or should i say, it takes over my unit!! I received collection of a Roland Soljet Pro 3 print & cut today, what a looker!! My Laminator comes on Monday along with a full days training, can't wait. Things are a bit cramped at the minute but i'll be in a bigger place by March......roll on March :(

Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:16 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle Wraps: 4-motion

Replies: 13

Views: 3753

Where did you go for your training Ben?
Was it any good and where you on the right lines?

Designs look really good, lovin the top one.

Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:11 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: white mountain ice cream

Replies: 7

Views: 3136

Quality.............

I can't imagine anyone in the UK advertising ice cream like that which is a shame.

Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mark Up -££- How much though?

Replies: 27

Views: 3606

Since i priced this job (which was accepted with the client) i have shopped around for a better price and saved myself £120.00. That money will be going in my pocket and not knocked off the bill as Rob stated earlier. I have had several prices for these built up acrylic letters that i'm pricing for ...

Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mark Up -££- How much though?

Replies: 27

Views: 3606

I fell off my chair at £600 :D

Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mark Up -££- How much though?

Replies: 27

Views: 3606

we do a few a-boards nothing special... just few different sizes etc from memory, the cheapest one "lettered" is about £140 thats nothing special just a few lines of text each side. Wowsers!!!!!! I'm in the wrong area Rob....... The cheapest one we do is the standard powder coated alumini...

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:09 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mark Up -££- How much though?

Replies: 27

Views: 3606

I take on board what you are saying, there are many things that come into pricing the job as a whole.
I think i'll join Rob abd get some wine down my neck and think a little more :D

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:50 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: van wrap: westhill direct

Replies: 5

Views: 1987

I really like that one........

What material / laminate are you using for this kind of job?

You do sssssssssooooooooo many wraps, do you still go looking for that kind of work or is it finding you now?

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mark Up -££- How much though?

Replies: 27

Views: 3606

Mark Up -££- How much though?

I've often wondered what kind of mark up to put on the things we sell to our customers that we have bought in ourselves. My latest one is some built up letters that i'm quoting on. I've had a couple of prices and they are looking at costing me £600'ish. We have to charge for fitting the things as we...

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:05 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For Sale Roland Versacamm & Laminator

Replies: 5

Views: 1001

I'm going to sell them together.......sorry :-?

Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another satisfied customer

Replies: 10

Views: 1959

"You've spelt that wrong"!!!! We've all had that one. This year i was fitting a load of signs in a hairdressers, i got chatting with all the girls in there and they happened to say "I bet you get people saying you've spelt that wrong all the time" I explained that they were corre...

Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:59 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Flat Cut Back Lit Letter Help Please

Replies: 5

Views: 2415

Thanks for the help lads.
I think i'm going to go with the two clear acrylics and put the red vinyl on the inside.
I'll post a few shots for you when completed next week.

Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Flat Cut Back Lit Letter Help Please

Replies: 5

Views: 2415

Cheers Dave......

Having the red on the inide of the clear means that the colour is set back 15mm from the leading edge of the clear 10mm. Will this look right?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:26 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Flat Cut Back Lit Letter Help Please

Replies: 5

Views: 2415

Flat Cut Back Lit Letter Help Please

We have a job to do before we break up for Xmas and i need a bit of advice. We have ordered an illumninated sign box with Kestrel signs. I am routing the text from a 3mm dibond panel that will be the face of the box. On the inside of that 3mm dibond panel we are going to fix a 5 mm opal acrylic pane...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: zigzag

Replies: 8

Views: 1761

Looks really good that, touch of class.

Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: halo lit blue l.e.d sign: steelpoint tatoo

Replies: 28

Views: 8130

Great job Richard..........
I'm looking forward to someone wanting this type of sign around here, not sure what you lot think but i love it when we get to use stuff that we've never used before.
Word of mouth gets round and then you get another and another.

Good Stuff.

Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:56 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For Sale Roland Versacamm & Laminator

Replies: 5

Views: 1001

For Sale Roland Versacamm & Laminator

I'm selling my Versacamm Sp300 V and Emseal laminator (heat) as the time has come for us to upgrade. I've had the machines since new (Jan 2004), the versacamm runs on MAX inks now. The laminator is the perfect width (800mm) for the media put through the printer, it has the heat seal facility for enc...

Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:55 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: supplier please of keyrings for engraving?

Replies: 2

Views: 1979

Nice one.
Thanks a lot. :D

Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:42 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: supplier please of keyrings for engraving?

Replies: 2

Views: 1979

supplier please of keyrings for engraving?

I have a customer who's interested in having some keyrings done with his logo details on etc......
He wants a metal keyring that looks pretty cool.
Is there anyone on the boards who can help me find a supplier

Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Stitching Sewing Machines or Welder????

Replies: 0

Views: 967

Banner Stitching Sewing Machines or Welder????

I'm wondering about getting a machine to stistch/weld the hems on banners. At the minute i'm using the banner hem tape which has been fine in the past but i now have a client who needs something stronger. I have seen a welding machine at the sign show but l think the cost (over £1000) is a bit steep...

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehcile graphics: shaws soft drinks

Replies: 7

Views: 1188

I love that stuff too.
I was born in Huddersfield (Holmfirth) and my gran used to get loads in for us.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehcile graphics: shaws soft drinks

Replies: 7

Views: 1188

Is that Ben Shaws?
I love Dandelion & Burdock from Ben Shaws!!!! :D

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: External Notice Board Case

Replies: 4

Views: 917

Thanks guys. :D

Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: External Notice Board Case

Replies: 4

Views: 917

External Notice Board Case

Does anyone have the name and number of a firm where l can get a lockable notice board?

Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:20 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a window film gold etch lookalike?

Replies: 8

Views: 1662

Cheers Marcella :wink:

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a window film gold etch lookalike?

Replies: 8

Views: 1662

It's not the etched writing lads, it's the gold text. Looks very authentic almost like gold leaf.
They use a blk vinyl shadow on the text but it's the gold leaf looking vinyl that l'm after.

Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a window film gold etch lookalike?

Replies: 8

Views: 1662

is there a window film gold etch lookalike?

You know the type of thing l mean?

It's the stuff thats in Frankie & Benny's windows. Does anyone know what this stuff is?

I've seen the gold polyester films but is this the same stuff?

(?) (?) (?)

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:32 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can i use a troughlights-uplighter, upside down?

Replies: 3

Views: 1546

It never rains in Skeggy...........this is the East Coast aka The Drier Side of the country :D

I'll check Portland out.
Nice 1.

Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:20 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can i use a troughlights-uplighter, upside down?

Replies: 3

Views: 1546

can i use a troughlights-uplighter, upside down?

I've spoken to one supplier about using a troughlight to use upside down so that it would be used as an uplighter.
He recommended using silicone to seal the light so that it is water tight.
Is this the correct way or does anyone else know a firm who makes them water tight?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:41 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: who does troughlights at the right price?

Replies: 3

Views: 1586

Cheers Lads, will get a quote from both.

Pryam :)

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:34 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: who does troughlights at the right price?

Replies: 3

Views: 1586

who does troughlights at the right price?

Does anyone have the number of a firm who does troughlights at the right price?
I think l'm paying a little over the odds at times.

Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Recharged my batteries at V Festival!!!!!

Replies: 5

Views: 595

I haven't done any work today Dave...........i can't concentrate.

Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Recharged my batteries at V Festival!!!!!

Replies: 5

Views: 595

Weston Park.............rained pretty much all day on the Saturday, overcast on the Sunday. Apart from the weather it was so much fun, it's as though you go to another planet for the weekend :D

Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Recharged my batteries at V Festival!!!!!

Replies: 5

Views: 595

Recharged my batteries at V Festival!!!!!

What a fantastic weekend.............i felt like l needed a holiday or some time off work just lately so V came along at just the right time. Trouble is l need another holiday now to get over the excesses from a weekend festival :D We saw some fantastic shows...... Gomez, Echo & The Bunnymen, Fa...

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chalkboard supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 1061

Billy how does blackboard vinyl look authentic I have some on my shelf and it looks like "vinyl" am I missing something Lynn.........once it's a nice wooden frame thats all finished it looks pretty good, standing back from 6 or 10ft you wouldn't know. Plus the advantages with the vinyl fo...

Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chalkboard supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 1061

The only way to get them looking authentic is the wooden approach in my opinion. I buy frames from a local joiner, apply the blackboard vinyl to some blk foam and insert within the frame. They look good once varnished or stained.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exhibition Flag supplier?

Replies: 1

Views: 560

Exhibition Flag supplier?

Can anyone recommend an exhibition flag supplier, i'm after the very tall thin ones that stick directly into the ground.

Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:36 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Part van wrap: LJD Plumbing

Replies: 13

Views: 4375

I would say that is very cheap for a job like that.

Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: royalty free pictures - site/software suggestions?

Replies: 9

Views: 1598

I used to have a nurse as a girlfriend, she dressed up as normal,
to make things interesting


I've always found that the real McCoy outfit is pretty boring Peter, mind you if she brought her stethoscope home things could get pretty interesting :-?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fed Up With Signs

Replies: 29

Views: 2931

My missis booked a holiday or us the other week, l've six weeks to wait!!! I'm really looking forward to that, Southern Italy. I agree with the "it's the customers l don't like", one of my customers really did my head in yesterday and he still owes me £700, he has done for over 90 days!! I...

Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: royalty free pictures - site/software suggestions?

Replies: 9

Views: 1598

I used to have a girlfriend who dressed up as a nurse :D
She wouldn't let me take picture though :(

Mind you l don't think that they would have been appropriate for your customers display.

Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fed Up With Signs

Replies: 29

Views: 2931

Fed Up With Signs

I think l'm in desperate need of a holiday to recharge the batteries. I'm really fed up with it all at the moment.

Anyone else going through this faze?

Maybe it's just the hot weather.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you sell from your Web-site?

Replies: 22

Views: 3261

I'm a UKSBG member and l don't see the website link (?) :cry:

Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you sell from your Web-site?

Replies: 22

Views: 3261

Thanks for the input.
As far as l can see it could be worth a go, one of the draw backs is the set up. Another is the competition, to compete on price against some people you are having to drop your prices quite a bit.
Still weighing it all up at the minute. :-?

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:13 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: wrapping own van what do you think of the design?

Replies: 5

Views: 1237

I'd say Rob has hit the nail on the head with his comments.

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you sell from your Web-site?

Replies: 22

Views: 3261

Do you sell from your Web-site?

I'm thinking of changing my web-site from an information based site to a site that can sell products.
Does anyone on the boards do this and if so how well do you do from web sales?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:54 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Full Wrap: porsche

Replies: 14

Views: 3818

Ben............

I seem to remember that you went a course to get to grips with wrapping, where did you go?

The stand and the vehicles look tops by the way, was the expense of the stand / pitch worth the publicity? Get any jobs from it?

Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flags & Flagpoles supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 585

Flags & Flagpoles supplier?

Does anyone know of a supplier who can provide me with flags and flagpoles (?)

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mj engineering

Replies: 13

Views: 2036

I think you should do your own tutorial on how to those flags Forbie.

Pryam

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: blue coyote

Replies: 8

Views: 1370

Tell me you did the photoshoot, please :D :D

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sweet Shop : Typically Seaside

Replies: 11

Views: 1489

Sweet Shop : Typically Seaside

This is something that we do a lot here. Loud, tasteless, in your face, get as much on the sign as you can.

"I want it to be eye-catching" is all l hear.

Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Getting Married

Replies: 28

Views: 2411

Good luck...........
Hope it was a nice day.

Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you price up jobs,How do some people make a profit?

Replies: 8

Views: 1742

eg. an 8x4 (£20ish) in 5mm foamex I can sell (here) for between £100 (eg. board with SALE in red) & £250 (for logo work & flood coated)depending on what's on it. I could do with some of that £250 down here!!!!!!!!!!! Wowsers!!! I can get 5mm foam for £14 - £15 a sheet, it's the cheaper stuf...

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printed Window Graphics...

Replies: 21

Views: 3478

If the graphics are to be applied to the inside of the window then you must mirror the image and print onto a clear media. Then when thats done, leave the media to cure (24hours) then laminate with a white vinyl. This will bring the colour out of the print and is then ready to apply. When doing this...

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mj engineering

Replies: 13

Views: 2036

Those flags look really good. Where did you get them from?

Good work on the lettering too!!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:04 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: how good is the versaCamm SP-540V?

Replies: 9

Views: 3590

I've got an sp300 and it's a great little machine. I've done so much business with it and never had a problem. l'm thinking of upgrading to either the SP540V or a Roland Soljet 2. Making my mind up at the minute, i like the soljet but it's the extra cost that scares me. I'm thinking of selling my sp...

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle graphics: various

Replies: 9

Views: 1122

They are really good and different. :wink:

Thu May 25, 2006 8:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mini daisy roof

Replies: 8

Views: 1029

Better not show the missis this, she'll have me doing one.

Love it! :D

Fri May 19, 2006 7:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: PM Building

Replies: 16

Views: 1796

Very nice and clean. I prefer the way you have laid out the back of the van to the sides. I think that the logo works well with text running underneath and the "catchphrase" on two lines at the side. Maybe would have been better on the sides. Criticism over, still a great job. Nice 1. :wink:

Fri May 19, 2006 1:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New to the forums - Digital printer from Brisbane

Replies: 18

Views: 1957

Mate, I'm 20 minutes from Nerang. Ya should have called It was a long time ago, 10 years in fact. I wasn't in the game at the time, i was into women, women, booze, women etc.............. Unfortunately never more than women at the same time!! However the ladies around surfers were pretty wild at th...

Thu May 18, 2006 7:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New to the forums - Digital printer from Brisbane

Replies: 18

Views: 1957

G'day Mate......... Welcome to the boards. I spent a couple of months just south of you a while back, i was a few miles out the back of Surfers Paradise in a little place called Nerang. Lots of beautiful people out there, loved my time in Oz and would love to return some time in the future, a bit li...

Thu May 18, 2006 7:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shopfront: RFS

Replies: 31

Views: 3283

Nice Job. Well done with persuading the customer out of his font. Can sometimes be a bit hard when you know full well he's designed it.

Thu May 18, 2006 7:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Sign and Logo Work

Replies: 13

Views: 1757

I really admire your art Stevo. :wink:

Thu May 18, 2006 11:22 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there an anti-glare Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1796

They have a lot of their windows tinted already. The film ineeds to be clear and it needs to stop the glare from the sun off car mirrors etc..... The firms receptionist is having a nightmare of a day when the sun shines, she's can't see her computer screen for 10 mins or so once she's been hit by th...

Tue May 16, 2006 8:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : BBC Artic Trailer

Replies: 5

Views: 920

Nice one Joe................

Good earner too :wink:

Mon May 15, 2006 9:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : SignsDirect

Replies: 20

Views: 2231

100% Impact. Brilliant design. :D

Mon May 15, 2006 9:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van graphics: g hyde roofing

Replies: 12

Views: 1486

Spot on. Love the design, less is more.

Sun May 14, 2006 11:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foamex

Replies: 8

Views: 1271

If you have a bit of scrap vinyl, why not cut little bits up out of that. You can mark out your board with some little bits and then when everything is in place just peel off.

no mess! :)

Fri May 12, 2006 11:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there an anti-glare Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1796

Post your number and l'll call you.

We need a clear film that has no frosting or tint in it.

Pryam

Thu May 11, 2006 8:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SignUK - a fantastic day

Replies: 146

Views: 15090

It was good to see you all on the europoint stand, l could see that you were all going to end up in a bar so i sloped off as l didn't have much time left at the show.

Pryam

Thu May 11, 2006 8:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there an anti-glare Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1796

is there an anti-glare Vinyl?

Is there such a thing? A client of mine has a problem with the sunlight bursting into his reception from car windows and blinding everyone, can this be prevented?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Spraying Edges of Foamex Letters

Replies: 3

Views: 1042

I'm interestd to know what sort of primer and paint you use.
I use the 18mm foam for vertical aboards and the white edge lets them down a little.
Would appreciate your knowledge.

Sat May 06, 2006 4:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: decoration

Replies: 7

Views: 957

Lovin that. :D

Sat May 06, 2006 4:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: mk lions

Replies: 5

Views: 766

Simple yet very effective.
Was the ball on the rear in one piece?

Fri May 05, 2006 7:47 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Part Wrap : Fiat Van

Replies: 11

Views: 2676

Thanks all.
Customer was happy and so was l. A few little creases here and there but nothing major.

Fri May 05, 2006 1:23 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Part Wrap : Fiat Van

Replies: 11

Views: 2676

Vehicle Part Wrap : Fiat Van

Did this one this morning.

Thu May 04, 2006 1:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle Wrapping

Replies: 2

Views: 673

It's going to be digital prints.
I've had a bit of a play Rob and feel a lot more confident.
We "powerheated and stretched it round and over and it seemed to go on well.
Looks to me like practise makes perfect!!!!!!!!

Still need tips though!!

Thu May 04, 2006 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle Wrapping

Replies: 2

Views: 673

Vehicle Wrapping

I have done a part wraps and panels in my time but never had the experience of doing a full wrap. My previous experience has always been working the vinyl into panel recesses but l now have a job to do where the vinyl is required to do the opposite. I need to work it around the corner of a panel. An...

Wed May 03, 2006 7:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: plotter blade change

Replies: 9

Views: 1320

I go through loads when l'm cutting through a laminated print, bloody people who want laminated decals (:)

Wed May 03, 2006 7:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font Recommendation

Replies: 4

Views: 829

Have a look at the gallery within letterheads site. You should be able to get an idea from there.

Wed May 03, 2006 7:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which material for exterior wall sign?

Replies: 8

Views: 1455

Alright Declan..........

I would go for dibond or something similar. It is excellent for exterior signage, extremely strong and durable. It also has a decent finish to it for your vinyl lettering. Will last for years mate :wink:

Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Space. My Music. Anyone done this?

Replies: 15

Views: 1802

Lovin your stuff Wardie. :D :D

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:30 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: help please trying to find photoshop clipping program?

Replies: 5

Views: 2126

Thanks for that.
I think the one in SignLink was Fluid Mask.

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:18 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: help please trying to find photoshop clipping program?

Replies: 5

Views: 2126

help please trying to find photoshop clipping program?

A while ago l read an article in the "Signlink" magazine about a programme that acted as a photoshop filter for cutting out an object on a photo.
It looked extremely simple and easy to use, does anyone know the name of it?

Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:00 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Does anyone on the boards own a metaza of any kind?

Replies: 19

Views: 9945

I agree that running it as well as a sign business would be a waste of the machine. I'm thinking of getting the wife involved with the personal goods side of things. I bought some sublimation gear last year and l haven't had the time to push it, as a result it has been a waste of money for me. My wi...

Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:57 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Does anyone on the boards own a metaza of any kind?

Replies: 19

Views: 9945

Does anyone on the boards own a metaza of any kind?

Does anyone on the boards own a metaza of any kind?
Just wondering what your thoughts are with these things?
Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip Frames - External use- supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1585

Clip Frames - External use- supplier?

Does anyone know of a supplier for external clip frames?
Any help appreciated here.

Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone Leasing a Cadet ?

Replies: 17

Views: 1389

dont forget the fast PC and the software to create the designs with This is as important as buying the right printer in my book. I put up with my old PC (still fairly quick) for over a year, took the plunge and have now got a very quick PC. I can get so much done in the same sort of time now. Photo...
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