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Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:55 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Im Rebranding

Replies: 54

Views: 21481

Ruairi, Those istock images you are using are being increasingly used, but not as logos as a more short term promotional marketing tool. I would not use them in a logo, they will look 'dated' as a long term use-just my opinion! I think what you have done otherwise is smart and gives a corporate impr...

Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: stone chip protection

Replies: 3

Views: 823

Hexis have a range of protective films.

Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day guys

Replies: 19

Views: 3461

Welcome Phil. How's the weather over there?

Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:15 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: please help with this urgent wrap!

Replies: 24

Views: 7111

Cheryl, I am not intending to be unfriendly or unhelpful, and if it came across that way I apologise. Yes you are right hopefully Philip is around your way so you may be able to help with the job but really its too late now- that’s the point- if you or I have never done a wrap before, you and I both...

Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: please help with this urgent wrap!

Replies: 24

Views: 7111

Chris you have hit the nail on the head!! Totally agree with you. It is scary what sort of posts are being posted here!! It is even more concerning that people are responding to them!!?? UKSB is/should be a place where we help/support each other with genuine queries/methods, suppliers, etc...posts t...

Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:19 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Help, serious problems with CT630

Replies: 5

Views: 4156

Hello Michaela,

You will probably get told off for not saying hello!!!

Sounds like you need to have a look at the manuals, I rekon you have missed some basic settings....

Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Craddock - Various Mini Roofs & Graphics

Replies: 29

Views: 8224

Great work Phil! Quality stuff!

Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:22 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: New A3 Mimaki flatbed Printer - WOW

Replies: 28

Views: 10643

Had a demo on the Roland UV yesterday. Amazing machine-I think 700 wide roll- all good- price 45'ish grand! i will keep saving...!

Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Anglo

Replies: 37

Views: 6276

I am with Peter on this. What are you getting out of 70 quid to do this van. Take into account your time to chat to customer, cut sign (client obviously provides perfect artwork and layout to suit application for this price?-unlikely!) -weed and get app tape on, clean van apply, invoice and drive to...

Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Anglo

Replies: 37

Views: 6276

Mathew, My crit.... ship/boat is too big in relation to your company name. Tel number is too big in relation to your company name. Just needs a bit of work on layout really. When you first look at the van it does not say 'I am a signage company' until you look hard...Too much lettering on rear lower...

Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: help with unit set up.

Replies: 5

Views: 702

Soyeb,

There is a great thread covering this with good pics and comments -try do a search.
Good luck

Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:10 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: VEHICLE WRAP WET...??

Replies: 50

Views: 18686

Stuart- are you trying to 'wind' everyone up?!!!! (chat.) (chat.)
Dry is the recommended- No liquid, no mist, NOTHING except 'hottish' air.....
Any questions?.......No dry only!

Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:50 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland VP540i - ordering today but need last minute advice

Replies: 12

Views: 2835

Ruari, The Sign & Digital UK 2010 is in April...you will always find some really good deals there if you could hold on. As for me Roland is the way to go, we have 2 and they just keep going with minimal fuss. I would get a take up in there, you do not want to be laminating dusty prints. Good luc...

Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:13 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer Supplier Recomendations

Replies: 15

Views: 2992

Congrats Adam. Good luck with your investment.

Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mactac Suppliers Please

Replies: 14

Views: 2574

or maybe search in Google? (-)

Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6619

Good work. Well spotted H&S man....
All the best for 2010.

Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:58 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 54" Printer Cutter + Lam - SOLD

Replies: 0

Views: 504

54" Printer Cutter + Lam - SOLD

ALL NOW SOLD Roland Soljet Pro2V 545EX printer/cutter with heater and take up roll 7 months old, very light use, still has original set of cartridges. Eco-sol max 6 colour system. Prints and cuts up to 1372mm wide (54"). Prints up to 1440dpi. Prints onto various media ie. banners, paper, vinyl...

Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Postal Tubes

Replies: 5

Views: 861

Postal tubes

Hi

I had the same issue a while ago trying to find longer tubes, I ordered 1473mm tubes from this place: www.artefekz.co.uk

Pam

Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Roland Soljet print&cut, lam - SOLD

Replies: 0

Views: 480

Roland Soljet print&cut, lam - SOLD

ALL NOW SOLD Roland Soljet Pro2V 545EX printer/cutter with heater and take up roll 6 months old, very light use, still has original set of cartridges. Eco-sol max 6 colour system. Prints and cuts up to 1372mm wide (54"). Prints up to 1440dpi. Very low maintenance. Roland onsite warranty until 1...

Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop sign pricing,

Replies: 32

Views: 4164

"Even if I had the correct size of foamex off cut collecting dust in my work shop, and the guy wanted stock colours. I'd still want between £150-£175 plus fitting ! I see absolutely no point in under selling my work. . if you give it too em dirt cheap once, they'll want it dirt cheap forever ! ...

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:26 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Fixing to Asbestos Corrugated Sheeting

Replies: 26

Views: 7201

Many thanks for all your replies. I will make enquiries with the owner as to what material it is exactly.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Luke

Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:59 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Fixing to Asbestos Corrugated Sheeting

Replies: 26

Views: 7201

Fixing to Asbestos Corrugated Sheeting

Hi All, We have been asked to quote on some new signage for a large 'warehouse' which is steel structure but looks to be clad in asbestos corrugated sheeting? 1. Is it possible to fix to this sheeting - fix a tray sign? If so what are the best fixings or fixing methods? 2. Is it safely possible or e...

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:58 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Various

Replies: 16

Views: 2315

Tidy work Jim - well done.

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Your views on the hassle free vinyl suppliers out there!

Replies: 50

Views: 9963

Andrew

We have had great service from William Smith. We are also starting to use Hexis and they seem good so far...
May I ask - Why not Metamark or APS?

Luke

Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : Taz & Bob Rabbit

Replies: 18

Views: 2605

Works for me.
Reds and blues may not "work together" but as said what red and what blue and how are they used together. I think this particular job looks great.
It was said never to use black for food packaging- things change take a look at the packaging in the supermarkets....

Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:43 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Profiles for Roland Soljet 540ex

Replies: 2

Views: 1119

Shane

Thanks for the info- I will have a look and see what I can find.

Luke

Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:48 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Profiles for Roland Soljet 540ex

Replies: 2

Views: 1119

Profiles for Roland Soljet 540ex

Hi All Do any of you use 3M 40 series vinyl with your Soljet using versaworks and Eco sol Max inks? if so do you have a profile from 3M or do you use another profile that gives good results? We want to use 3M vinyl 40 series but are not able to get hold of the correct profile. Your help would be app...

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:16 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with rowland GX 24 cutting problems please?

Replies: 11

Views: 4566

Thanks Peter!

I had the engineer out for 2 days and he replaced many parts of the machine, but it's not right yet - have another engineer coming thursday - so hope to get this sorted ASAP.

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:27 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help with rowland GX 24 cutting problems please?

Replies: 11

Views: 4566

Re: Rowland GX 24 cutting problems?

having problems with a brand new Roland GX 24, it's cutting circles in a jagged style, this is on text as well as any radius.

Hi

I'm having these issues with my brand new Soljet - what was the outcome?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Grafityp (moan)!

Replies: 37

Views: 4551

Good to see your input, Nigel.

We have just recently expanded into the signage industry, so I am looking around to find reliable suppliers and so the service we receive at this stage is crucial. I may call you soon for those samples!

Pam

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Grafityp (moan)!

Replies: 37

Views: 4551

I have had the same problem with Grafityp - ordered samples twice now, but still have received nothing! Other suppliers I use have been fantastic, so I have no faith in them!

Pam

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Print & Cut - Upgrade or not ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1568

Stuart

This is not for a trade in but purely as a purchase direct from the supplier,(Roland).

Luke

Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:27 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Print & Cut - Upgrade or not ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1568

Thanks Chris Yes Roland are now supplying the soljet with the take up as a package- when you consider adding the take up to the price of a versacamm plus as you say you are basically getting 3 times more ink in the deal 12 cartridges as opposed to 4 the price difference narrows. Purely from a print ...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:21 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Print & Cut - Upgrade or not ?

Replies: 5

Views: 1568

Print & Cut - Upgrade or not ?

Hi all Please could we have some views from any of you out there who may have any experience of having had a versacamm sp540 and 'upgraded' to a soljet print and cut or cadet plus to grenadier print and cut. We have been made a tempting offer and would just like to know if there are any real advanta...

Wed May 31, 2006 8:45 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lamination for solvent prints

Replies: 15

Views: 2767

Thanks Peter Using the 'Manual' lamination technique do you still get the same quality 'finish' to the finish of a laminating machine? Also if one did a decent job of manually applying the laminate, would it be as durable as the laminating machine version? I am trying to put off buying a laminator u...

Tue May 30, 2006 1:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lamination for solvent prints

Replies: 15

Views: 2767

Sorry to 'repeat' the subject but I did have a look and struggled to find something...loads of debate with solvent and eco etc... We are in the process of buying a new digital printer and are getting a sales pitch that when buying a solvent printer we would 'save' on having to buy a laminator. I was...

Tue May 30, 2006 11:25 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lamination for solvent prints

Replies: 15

Views: 2767

Lamination for solvent prints

Hi all

Please could I have your views on lamination.
If you were doing some digital printing for a client vehcles with a solvent printer do you have to laminate the print or not?

Look foward to your views.

Many thanks
Luke

Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cogratulations Robert.

Replies: 9

Views: 1454

(drain) CONGRATULATIONS Robert (drain) This is a fantastic achievement and I can imagine a great deal of effort. Really enjoy being here :D

Luke

Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: The old digital story?

Replies: 3

Views: 1474

The old digital story?

Hi ya all, I have a good topic to bring up. I know there has been a lot of talk on the Verssacam and all but lets bring up the subject, that I am sure will cause some interest, 'What digital plotter?' (?) Now I hear everyone shouting out 'eer that depends on what you want to use it for?' :x So let u...

Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:00 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Looking for a new Job

Replies: 30

Views: 6514

Very sorry to hear about your unfortunate position Lorriane. We all seem to learn the hard way with partnerships as Allan says above. They do more damage than good in most cases. Well it sounds as though you have loads of experience and enthusiasm and I am sure you will be back on top in no time. Go...

Thu Nov 27, 2003 9:57 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Embroidery anyone??

Replies: 4

Views: 1281

Thanks for a very informative piece on embroidery. I have always been interested in this form of 'marketing'. Who would be the main suppliers in the UK of embroidery equipment and materials? Have a good day. Hope you are not too tired (!)

Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: Ivy Designs

Replies: 21

Views: 10188

It is good to see great craftmanship like that- pure quality :D What are the different materials used on the various signs (?) Well done.

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any advice on sign design packages / programs?

Replies: 18

Views: 3482

Would you say that Photoshop, Illustrator and simple cutting program are more powerful and effective than a full blown( (:) ) signage package (?)

Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed Banner : Ford

Replies: 7

Views: 1113

Great banner :D

Maybe it would have been an idea to use a 'tension system' instead of attaching directly to the bolts so as to keep the banner tight and looking 'smooth'. :-?

Just an idea....

Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Starting out

Replies: 12

Views: 2496

Thanks for the info. all. I have been looking around the internet for suppliers to the signage industry to get some ideas on pricing without much success. :-? Could any of you post some links to online and 'offline' suppliers. Thanks guys :)

Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Starting out

Replies: 12

Views: 2496

Thankyou all very much for the replies - I was starting to get worried!! I will subscribe to the magazines -I know signcraft well it's a great mag- a local mag would be better though like sign-update. Our initial thoughts are to do vinyl cut and digital printing. We also have good experience in the ...

Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Starting out

Replies: 12

Views: 2496

Starting out

Hi all What a great site- well done to all involved. I have been in the UK for 3 years now having moved over from South Africa. In South Africa I was in the signage industry for 12 years ,running my own for 4 years. We have settled here now and keen to get back into the signage industry. I was hopin...

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