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Looking for trade only supplier recommendations: Flood coated perspex panels with print

Hi, i was wondering if anyone could recommend a trade supplier for panels like the attached. They are clear perspex panels with printed vinly applied to the reverse so the logo can be viewed from the front. The vinly is translucent to allow light to shine through. I would be looking to order these i...

Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Protecting sign from vadalism, advice needed?

Replies: 4

Views: 1028

Re: Protecting sign from vadalism

Chris,
i would probably do it at cost for them if possible, because i've had quite a bit of good paying work from them, and currently doing a repair to one of their vans, so can tie it in with that.

thanks

Liam

Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Protecting sign from vadalism, advice needed?

Replies: 4

Views: 1028

Re: Protecting sign from vadalism

Chris, the CCTV sign is a really good idea, thanks

It would have been much easier to print them (if i had a printer) should have subbed out the prints and applied them as complete sheets.



Liam

Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Protecting sign from vadalism, advice needed?

Replies: 4

Views: 1028

Protecting sign from vadalism, advice needed?

Hi, hope you are all well. I recently made two 5mm foam sign boards for a regular customer. They measure 835mm x 1282mm and they are quite basic cut vinyl lettering advertising job vacancies. They have been positioned at the entrance to the industrial estate where the customer is based. The customer...

Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: A Printer that prints onto almost anything?

Replies: 4

Views: 1454

Re: A Printer that prints onto almost anything?

I think i saw it print on a garment/fabric in that video. There could be many uses for this printing on garments, such as Slogans etc. Especially at all kinds of live events. You could print race competitor numbers onto t shirts, or you could print phrases onto t shirts at festivals.

Liam

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for trade supplier of plastic business cards

Replies: 1

Views: 1154

Looking for trade supplier of plastic business cards

As the title says, i have a customer who wants some plastic business cards. I have a trade supplier for the standard card type. I am printing him some of these, but he also wants some plastic fancier ones for big customers.

Does anybody know where i can get some printed?

Thanks in advance

Liam

Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 1085

Re: Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Thanks Chris,

sorry for my late reply, will try and contact you, don't have full membership access so will try to find your details.

Liam

Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 1085

Re: Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Thanks Chris, i'm going to have a look at the second one you suggested.

cheers,

Liam

Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 1085

Looking for trade only embroidery supplier

Hi hope you are all well. I am looking for recommendations of trade embroiderers. I have a local company I've used before, but they are a bit unreliable and can take months. Does anybody use an online service? thanks in advance. Also, have just got a new computer and don't have the toolbar installed...

Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:45 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for Trade Only supplier of printed t shirt transfers

Replies: 2

Views: 1196

Re: Looking for supplier of printed t shirt transfers

Thanks Iain,
I just checked their website and it said '5-5 million pieces', so i should be ok. Will contact them.

thanks again

Liam

Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for Trade Only supplier of printed t shirt transfers

Replies: 2

Views: 1196

Looking for Trade Only supplier of printed t shirt transfers

Hi i need to print five of these emblems onto the chest area of dark green t-shirts. They are too detailed to do in cut vinyl, so i need to get them printed onto t-shirt transfer material so i can print them onto the garments with my heat press. This is only a very small run, so i was wondering if a...

Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hand print sign advice needed, please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2318

Re: Hand print sign advice needed

Can you get some sort of paper that reacts to heat, and then stays like that permanently?

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/hea ... paper.html

Don't know if the hand print stays there though.

Liam

Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polystyrene cut lettering - sourcing a supplier, help please

Replies: 5

Views: 1345

Hi George,
i used these in the past - fonteyne signs and displays:

http://www.fonteynesigns.co.uk/

Liam

Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you stop the tyre kickers?

Replies: 8

Views: 2087

I always think to myself, what will be worse, the awkwardness of saying i don't do this kind of thing anymore, or the pain of actually doing the job? Usually with this type of thing, the pain of doing the job (usually on a saturday or sunday) is far worse than just saying 'no thanks'. I hear what so...

Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:52 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Tee shirt press - recommendations please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3257

Hi Cheryl, if you look at target transfers website. they have a Stahls Clam Basic machine. This is what i would buy as a budget machine if i was looking for one which did not cost a lot, but still a very good brand. If you give them a ring, they sometimes have ex display models for sale as well. Liam

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:57 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle branding - Pepsi or Redbull?

Replies: 5

Views: 2517

The Pepsi van wins easily for me! They should still have that going about now.

Liam

Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 supplier - recommendations please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2165

Hi Tom,
Paperlinx is quite close to us in Northampton. I have gone to pick up on short notice when i haven't had time to wait for delivery.


Liam

Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bedford

Replies: 7

Views: 2667

Hi Tom
i am based in Bedford as well. Let me know if you need any advice on material suppliers for our location.

Liam

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:10 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Design Central boarder - can I remove it?

Replies: 3

Views: 1969

I didn't even realise you could do that. Just checked and saw it's next to the page size.

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:02 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Design Central boarder - can I remove it?

Replies: 3

Views: 1969

If i don't want to see the page outline i just make the working page much bigger than i need within design central and then insert the sign substrate, or draw a substrate within that. The outline you see is just the edge of the page, you can make the page as big as you like. If you type ctlr + 5 tog...

Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:51 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Photoshop laying a Flexi sign on a photo - tutorials help?

Replies: 7

Views: 2383

This all depends on which way round you prefer to work as you can import your photos into flexisign and layout on top of them, but if you import your flexisign designs into photoshop you will have many more photo editing tools within photoshop (once you learn how to use it more.) One way you can do ...

Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wall art graphics software - recommendations please.

Replies: 5

Views: 2346

Hi Lee you have quite a good advantage there with another language. Also look at other selling platforms other than the well known auction site. Don't want to say too much but there's a few other such websites etc. The seller i was talking about, was really the originator of the 'wall quotes' as we ...

Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wall art graphics software - recommendations please.

Replies: 5

Views: 2346

Hi Lee As far as i know most countries have been flooded with vinyl wall art. As the particular auction site where they are available is world wide. This was part of the problem in the first place, as you can often buy them from china all-in for less than the cost we pay to post them within the uk. ...

Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:01 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: £30,000 Chrome Wrapped Mini Cooper, cannot get Insured!

Replies: 9

Views: 4600

Imagine parking that thing anywhere! No matter where you put it, you can guarantee some idiot would park within an inch and open their door right into it whilst trying to get their great big bum out of their own car!!

Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The true meaning of words in the Sign Industry...

Replies: 22

Views: 4033

"i don't really want to spend too much getting my van done coz my mate can do it for £100"

Really means:
Your such a freeloading p*ss taker that your mate can't stand the site of you, so you've had to come to me!

Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How many suppliers do you use?

Replies: 11

Views: 3575

Alan, sorry to go off track here, but i agree with you about target transfers. The closest i have found to their old material is the RF garment film supplied by ralawise. I highly recommend it.

Liam

Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:44 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Company van: what do you think can I go with that style...?

Replies: 9

Views: 3509

Hi, it's a really good design. But i agree, it will confuse people. I would change the cross part as it looks like military medical aid. I think if you put some different wording within the circle it will be brilliant. i would use that space to list services and products you offer. I would not try t...

Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can anybody help me with the colour settings in flexisign?

Replies: 7

Views: 2264

Thanks John and Jean for your help. You have cleared a few things up for me about screen colours. I realise now they will be slightly different In all programs. I just did what I should have before I made all this fuss and went and read flexisign instruction manual! If you go to 'view' in the menu b...

Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:19 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can anybody help me with the colour settings in flexisign?

Replies: 7

Views: 2264

Thanks John, I'm a bit confused and I think I may have lost my mind over this. It's my fault for not explaining. But what i am trying to achieve is the same colour mode throughout all of my software. So say if I receive a PDF like I have in this case, I want to be able to look at that PDF on my scre...

Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can anybody help me with the colour settings in flexisign?

Replies: 7

Views: 2264

Hi Jean,
Thanks for your message. I'm not cutting it I am using it to prepare artwork that needs to be given to printer.

Liam

Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can anybody help me with the colour settings in flexisign?

Replies: 7

Views: 2264

Can anybody help me with the colour settings in flexisign?

Hi i have a pdf from a customer which they created in illustrator. when i open it in flexising it comes out a totally different colour and then when i export it as a pdf it comes out as yet another colour again! i've had this probelm before, but this is the worst case ever. Is there anyway i can cha...

Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of advice needed on a lightbox please

Replies: 10

Views: 1442

Thanks for your replies. And thanks Mike in particular for sharing your knowledge. That is a great tip about not weeding. I will be sure to use that. I should be ok as i'm sure the box is thicker than 6''. I will post up a picture when completed (if it goes right!!). Bit worried about the join in th...

Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of advice needed on a lightbox please

Replies: 10

Views: 1442

Hi, sorry to bring this up again. The last time i did a light box i used the opal 50 in white and then applied coloured text to the top. The problem was, when switched on you could see the shape of the tubes. Luckily that customer wasn't bothered, but this customer is a bit more fussy so i wanted to...

Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:49 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: can someone advise please with a Flexisign issue?

Replies: 14

Views: 5159

This might be a totally random guess, but are you definitely pressing cut and not rip and print or something on your toolbar. I don't know why you would need to rasterize to cut.

Just a guess,

Liam

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of advice needed on a lightbox please

Replies: 10

Views: 1442

Thank you both. I thought 50 and opal came together somehow, so thanks for that Mike.

Liam

Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of advice needed on a lightbox please

Replies: 10

Views: 1442

A bit of advice needed on a lightbox please

Hi there I am supplying a new sign to go into an existing light box frame. What is there at the moment is a sheet of clear Perspex with printed vinyl applied to it in one sheet. I am going to supply new acrylic. I was going to use a sheet of white opaque (in two pieces it's about 4meters long) and a...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: van insurance

Replies: 4

Views: 1367

I've just done the same thing tonight as well, found a lot better offers on moneysupermarket. Vancompare was a bit pricey for me.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:16 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1972

Thanks Martin, yes i had been looking at insulating the garage and that is something i am thinking of doing. Ive looked at the cost of insulating the roof. I had originaly thought of the bn20 to get me started because that would suit a lot of what i do, but a bigger model would do all i need and loa...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1972

Thanks for the advice Martin, I have read loads on exactly that issue on this forum in the past and It has helped me. I have been reading about the things to consider when buying a printer for quite a while. I have been waiting for a year or two to buy one to make sure I have enough work, or could c...

Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:06 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1972

Thanks both for the info. Never seen one of those heaters Chris, looks like a good option. Will contact some of those suppliers and ask them to keep me updated with any machines they get in. I agree that my set up isn't ideal Lee, but I just wanted to get started with digital printing, and get some ...

Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:58 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

Replies: 10

Views: 1972

Looking for advice on buying a second user versacamm

I am thinking of buying a used versacamm sp-300 and I was looking for some advice. I currently work from a double garage and it can get pretty cold in there in the winter months, especially overnight and at weekends if i'm not working. I was wondering if anybody ran one from a home set up similar to...

Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:37 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what Eps viewer you would recommend?

Replies: 3

Views: 1923

Have you got this one?

http://www.irfanview.com/

if you download it, also download and install all of the plugins, which are available as one download, in order to view eps files.

Hope this helps

Liam

Wed May 22, 2013 9:45 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: CNC Cut Letters, double sided tape on the back.

Replies: 4

Views: 2339

Hi Daniel, when I did this I cut the template in some cheap vinyl I didn't think I would ever use. I weeded out the letters and then cut through the outline of the letters on the backing paper as well with a knife/scalpel. Then I masking taped up the template into place and fitted the letters into t...

Wed May 01, 2013 1:09 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for garment templates for customer design proofs

Replies: 1

Views: 1391

Looking for garment templates for customer design proofs

Hi, hope you are all well. I use the impact templates for vehicle graphic design proofs, and I was wondering if anybody had anything similar for garment proofs. I have seen a few on the internet just by doing a google image search, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good professional ...

Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:45 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LED Life expectancy eat your heart out :)

Replies: 7

Views: 3671

...........................

A very interesting documentary related to this subject, (featuring the bulb Rob mentioned):

The lightbulb conspiracy

Watch on youtube.com


Liam

Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to add crop marks in illustrator

Replies: 5

Views: 1318

Thanks Jamie,
in CS4 it's under 'effect', but i just don't know how to seperate them, they seem to be attached to the object.

thanks

Liam

Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to add crop marks in illustrator

Replies: 5

Views: 1318

Hi Jamie,

it's CS4

Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to add crop marks in illustrator

Replies: 5

Views: 1318

Trying to add crop marks in illustrator

Hi i am trying to add crop marks to some artwork in illustrator to represent the edge of a banner so that i can send the artwork to a trade printer. i have followed these failry simple instructions: http://rubberspark.com/creating-crop-marks-in-adobe-illustrator/ The thing is i then need to delete t...

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:30 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: urgent help required on this design please...

Replies: 17

Views: 6367

Usually i would spend longer getting this right when i do it, but as you were in a hurry this is the best it came out, may not be of any use but here you go,

Liam

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:07 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: urgent help required on this design please...

Replies: 17

Views: 6367

Hi hugh might be too late but if you run a jpg of that trhough illustrators live trace it often simplifies it down to the correct level for cutting, failing that i often run the jpg through photoshops 'cutout' filter first and then illustrators live trace and it siplifies it. Don't know if you use t...

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:16 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Target transfers premium cad cut t-shirt vinyl discontinued

Replies: 3

Views: 1856

Thanks Jason, i will check these options out.

cheers

Liam

Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:55 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Target transfers premium cad cut t-shirt vinyl discontinued

Replies: 3

Views: 1856

Target transfers premium cad cut t-shirt vinyl discontinued

Hi as said in the title, Target transfers have stopped producing their premium t shirt vinyl. They told me their 'sports film' will be replacing this. I don't understand why they stopped making it as i thought it was quite popular. I tried a sample of the sports film and it wasn't as nice quality as...

Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

woah, that is the machine for me Jason, thanks for posting that. i'm going to try and find out abou that.

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

Thanks Chris, not 100% sure i'd be capable of getting them accurate enough to stack neatly all the same size if i tried that, i will have practice some how. This is probably a weird thing to be making a fuss over though! Sorry

Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

I was thinking the best option would be to cut down to squares with some sort of guillotine sorry don't work as every sheet has to be the same. just lay the big sheet on the cutting table and slice them out I see what you mean, just thought cutting by hand could be a bit too time consuming. If you ...

Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:33 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

Thanks all for your advice on this, i rang Roland and they were not really any help. I was thinking the best option would be to cut down to squares with some sort of guillotine. One that allows me to do a good few sheets at a time. I'll look into this sort of thing, but if anyone could recommend any...

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

Thanks Chris, i'm just looking on their website, might give them a ring tomorrow if i get a chance, i'll post what i find out.

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

Woah, i didn't know about this Cheryl, thanks. I am constantly getting persuaded more and more to go for a bigger printer, when i see the limitations of the smaller one, i was only looking at it really because of space. But i might look at a second user versacam and move some stuff out of the way.

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Replies: 35

Views: 6685

Looking for advice on printing small runs of small stickers

Hi Hi, i'm thinking of buying a printer, was looking at the Roland BN 20 to begin with to get me into digital printing. One of the products i often get asked for is stickers. Smallish stickers of 4'' x 4'' for example in quantities of anything from 50 to a couple of hundred. I know the BN 20 would w...

Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:11 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on cutting flock please

Replies: 4

Views: 1775

Hi As Derek has said your best option is to get a different angled blade specifically meant for cutting flock, with own pressure and offset settings. You can use a standard blade and increase the pressure, but obviously that will decrease the lifespan of that particular blade. I keep different blade...

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Stone Roses - Guitar wraps!

Replies: 17

Views: 3915

Interesting job you have got there! I have got tickets to see them on June 29th at heaton park. Cost me £250 for two tickets, ridiculous price but cannot wait to see them, will look out for the guitars!

Liam

Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anybody recognise this font please? - MES

Replies: 4

Views: 917

Hi Jon, thanks for the links, i had already check whatthefont, i should have mentioned that.

Thanks Chris, you are better than whatthefont! I had a feeling it was stretched a bit. I had just re-traced it, but the font will be much better.

thanks again

Liam

Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anybody recognise this font please? - MES

Replies: 4

Views: 917

Does anybody recognise this font please? - MES

Hi
hope you are all well, does anybody recognise this font please?

It looks strangely familiar, so it's annoying i can't get it. It's been used by some big company i think. I thought it was used by siemens mobile, but i was wrong.

Any help much appreciated thanks

Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:12 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Long shot, has anyone got 5 meters of either of these blues?

Replies: 2

Views: 1202

got some oracal 509 blue but only about 3or4m left in 630 width as Robert Horne have run out again! Hi Chris, thanks so much for the offer. It was an 'Everton type blue' i was after. I thought i had one, but when i put it up against the black background it was to go on, it looked too dark. As i was...

Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:29 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Long shot, has anyone got 5 meters of either of these blues?

Replies: 2

Views: 1202

Long shot, has anyone got 5 meters of either of these blues?

Hi this is a bit of a long shot but... just a bit stuck on a job this weekend, has anyone got 5 meters of either Macal 8339-00 medium blue or 5 meters of Macal 9839-11 vivid blue, or anything similar in another brand in stock that i could buy off you and come and pick up please? I'm based in Bedford...

Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: BN20 verses Direct to garment Printer

Replies: 32

Views: 10928

The likeness is, that they could both be considered for producing t-shirts. I was also comparing these two options. With the BN20, the process looks far more long winded to me. You print to a media, weed it, then apply an adhesive facing paper, remove the backing, apply to garment and heat press. Th...

Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hanging vertical banners from a roof indoors

Replies: 4

Views: 867

You can use this method, they are meant to be cables running down the sides.


http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=blinds


Liam

Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone recommend an economical office printer

Replies: 21

Views: 4208

Thanks both for your answers, i never heard of a continuous ink system, so i will google this and look into it. Thanks for your advice.

Liam

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:55 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone recommend an economical office printer

Replies: 21

Views: 4208

Anyone recommend an economical office printer

Hi sorry if this is in the wrong section. I'm just talking about the printer which does your everyday office printing. Right now i've got an average hp photosmart all in one. It's costing me around 5p per print when it comes to standard A4 black ink text printouts. So i'm buying the £20 black ink ca...

Mon May 16, 2011 3:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for round Correx boards

Replies: 6

Views: 1235

don't know how it would cut with one of these, but i was looking to make some wooden signs with this technique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpeedCL0QNg you would only need to sandwich the correx between two wooden sheets and attach the jig to the top sheet. then re-use the wooden sheets as a temp...

Tue May 03, 2011 1:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: help required for cutomers frosted visual

Replies: 6

Views: 1406

not sure i have understood you correctly, do you want to cut parts of the frosted out? Make sure the part you want to cut out is on top of the frosted. Select them both by selecting one of them, holding shift and selecting the other. then go to 'effect' in the very top toolbar go down to 'combine' a...

Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:58 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Discussion & Video of Neoflex DTG Garment Printer

Replies: 28

Views: 28293

The main thing that would concern me with buying one of these printers is what kind of support could you get in the uk? As the company who supplies them do not seem to have any body based here. So i was wondering what happens if it breaks down etc? How could you get help. This is a genuine question...

Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:54 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Discussion & Video of Neoflex DTG Garment Printer

Replies: 28

Views: 28293

The main thing that would concern me with buying one of these printers is what kind of support could you get in the uk? As the company who supplies them do not seem to have any body based here. So i was wondering what happens if it breaks down etc? How could you get help. This is a genuine question,...

Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:50 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: can anyone tell me why I cannot get access to my programmes?

Replies: 22

Views: 8246

Brian, when you are in that second user account (if it does not seem to be infected) also try restoring the computer to an earlier date. What i did whilst in the second account was made it the computer administrator so it had control over all accounts on the pc. Then i fully updated my anti virus so...

Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:10 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: can anyone tell me why I cannot get access to my programmes?

Replies: 22

Views: 8246

I got one of these viruses from a similar thing which totally blocked me from using anything on my laptop unless i paid for thier fake 'anti virus' software. So luckily i had two user accounts on the laptop. If you have another user acount log on in that one as the virus may not be active in that ac...

Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for supplier of large printed canvases

Replies: 1

Views: 789

Looking for supplier of large printed canvases

Hi as the title says i am looking for a supplier of large printed canvases. I may be able to find this on the toolbar, but i was looking for a recommendation as it's for a regular customer. The canvases will probably be around 2 meters in width. I did suggest using printed wallpaper but he wants to ...

Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on copyright graphics please?

Replies: 28

Views: 4647

You can't rip off other peoples work and sell it without their permission/ license to do so. You may get away with it, if you don't have any moral problem doing it, but then again you may not get away with it. You especially shouldn't do it if the subject matter you are copying is still an active co...

Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - Vehicle and Shop Sign Assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 3540

Good for you mate, totally unique job to have done, can see it ending up on some of those websites that have loads of bizarre pictures and then there will be all sorts of speculation that it was done for an eccentric duke or something.

Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - Vehicle and Shop Sign Assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 3540

Nice work there, have to ask, what is the story behind the Shane Ritchie-mobil?! Surely you can't post that picture up without an explanation!

Liam

Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your opinions on basic sign fitting setup. ie Ladder/Towers

Replies: 49

Views: 9614

Thanks for posting the pics Rob, i don't fit too much these days but i swear a lot of the places i had been recently insisted scaffold towers only so i was directing that reply at you more than original poster who is probably not going to come up against the same kind of health and saftey people. I ...

Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your opinions on basic sign fitting setup. ie Ladder/Towers

Replies: 49

Views: 9614

I thought Trestles were considered to be an old fashioned thing that nobody used anymore! Was quite surprised to hear you used them Rob as most places such as lorry depots/yards, train stations, bus stations, airports etc don't seem to allow them anymore and insist on scaffold towers. In fact i thin...

Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Amari Opening Hours and colour check

Replies: 2

Views: 837

Hi, you say you wanted 8300 matt, i thought 8300 was only the gloss range of colours. 8200 is the matt. Well thats what amari told me anyway, or maybe its just they only supply 8300 in gloss and 8200 in matt. I have their swatch with me and there is no cobalt blue in the 83 range in it. The amari ba...

Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printware & Promotion..... So who's going?

Replies: 7

Views: 1375

Nah i wouldn't buy one, couldn't afford it first of all, and wouldn't have space. I just wanted to see what stage the technology was at and capabilities etc, just for reference when it comes to subbing out printing. I would rather learn to screen print and get that set up at the moment than DTG but ...

Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printware & Promotion..... So who's going?

Replies: 7

Views: 1375

I am thinking of going to this, would like to see some machines like direct to garment in action and i would like to see if there is any clothing suppliers there with samples as i always have trouble finding specific types of garments. Not sure if clothing suppliers have stands with sample garments ...

Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: finally did my own van....

Replies: 35

Views: 8568

Hugh, the dragon is really impressive, experimental technique. Just an idea could you print green onto white reflective for the company name then it would light up at night but stil show up in the day, liam.

Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Design help for a charity

Replies: 17

Views: 2399

Just a late idea from me whilst i was watching a hole night of reggae programs on bbc4.

Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What can i stick fluted board to foamex type board with?

Replies: 2

Views: 633

Ha ha, i know what you mean if they want cheap, give them cheap, but they think the sign is great! So i just wanted to look for some kind of adhesive that was easily removable instead of the aggresive as you say velcro adhesive. I think i am looking for an option which doesn't exist (as i often seem...

Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What can i stick fluted board to foamex type board with?

Replies: 2

Views: 633

What can i stick fluted board to foamex type board with?

Hi there I made a sign out of foamex board for a garden center last year, now they want me to stick a temporary strip over part of it for a promotion. As the temporary bit is only on there until march i will use flute board. I was just wondering what the best thing is to stick this flute board (arou...

Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What application tape should i use?

Replies: 3

Views: 1203

Hi when i supply to customer i always use hi tac tape, the perfecttear was the best i could find. I have not yet had any issues with high tac tape damaging the customers surfaces (pealing off paint from walls or anything). Any less tac and the customers could often not get the vinyl to lift from the...

Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Footie kits trade suppliers

Replies: 4

Views: 2700

Peter Mindham wrote:Hi Matty,
Have had a look but most I have talked to don't offer 'Trade ' prices. Will keep looking tho :)

How are you? Cant PM you but give us a call if you want.

Peter


Hi Peter,

uk leisurewear usually do them if you check on their website-

http://www.leisurewear.co.uk

Liam

Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:50 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Servicing a CE5000-60 Yourself or getting someone in?

Replies: 4

Views: 2325

Hi Craig,
i'd been wondering the same thing, so i looked in the graphtec section on this forum and found some other people had asked the question already. So have a read there and you can find some info i think.

Liam

Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:26 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press repair/service centres?

Replies: 2

Views: 2128

I'd give Target transfers a call if you haven't already done so, as they seem to supply this manufacturer

Liam

Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Replies: 9

Views: 1117

Hi Liam, Our local test centre doesnt have problems with mags so I dont think it is a legal issue. The size however, is very much a legal issue. From my experience as a motorcycle instructor I know the examiners want every part of the vehicle to be legal otherwise they will not go out on test. I mi...

Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Replies: 9

Views: 1117

Liam I am sure you are correct about not showing L plates when not instructing, But like mobile phones the law is just ignored by many! A lot of our customers use top boxes, with the "L" on them. could you not sell your customer one? Peter Thanks Peter, i will ask someone about this when ...

Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Replies: 9

Views: 1117

Liam most of the instructors cars we do use magnetic's they don't think it's not legal, but they are to the specified size. Lynn Thanks Lynn, well this instructor said he got asked to stick them down with sellotape because the examiner did not like them being magnetic But from memory i swear i was ...

Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Replies: 9

Views: 1117

Hi Liam When the wife was learning I did the 'L' plates. I made them to fit the boot area, not to any 'laws'. If the police pull the car over, well, what can I say! Can't honestly see a problem, but I'm no lawyer!! Matt Thanks Matt, as this is for an instructors car, they have to be done strictly t...

Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Replies: 9

Views: 1117

Question about the legal requirements of 'L' plates.

Hi I need to supply some L plates (white square learner plates with red L). I have found the specific dimensions they have to be by law, but the problem is the corner of these will go over the gap between the boot and the back of the car. So can i just cut through them like you would do with normal ...

Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:18 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a supplier of kids tracksuits

Replies: 3

Views: 2286

Re: track suits

Its worth trying a sports direct shop, I know a bloke who runs a local sports shop locally and he gets quite a bit of stock for his shop from there as he can buy it cheaper than he can from his wholesalers. Thanks for the suggestion, i can actually believe that as i got a £70 pair of trainers for £...

Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:40 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a supplier of kids tracksuits

Replies: 3

Views: 2286

Looking for a supplier of kids tracksuits

Hi i need to buy in 30 kids tracksuits for 7-8 years old, royal blue, and i need to be able to print garment vinyl onto them with a heat press. I can get them at £15-£16 a piece from btc activewear or ukleisure, but the school is a bit tight, so if anyone knows of a cheaper supplier, please let me k...

Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:56 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Advice needed on Website software?

Replies: 17

Views: 4622

moonfruit allows you to integrate paypal shop etc.... very easy to use all in one too... I just looked at that moonfruit site, might give it a try for ecommerce. Wix is very good for a portfolio type website and gets good google search rankings or whatever you call it. You can build a shop site wit...

Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Advice needed on Website software?

Replies: 17

Views: 4622

Nicola McIntosh wrote:heres one similar to what rob posted http://www.wix.com/start/wfree :D


I would recommend this one as well, very easy to use, not very good for ecommerce though

Liam

Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: See through blind fabric required for printing

Replies: 2

Views: 593

I have fitted some mesh privacy blinds, which had logos printed on but were still see through. Everything on it looked like a standard fixing, although i have never supplied these, only fitted, so i don't know where you would get them (sorry) I have attached a quick diagram of the system, hope it ma...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Want me to come over and beat them up? I have a large candy cane cut out of AC Plywood. First you grab them with the hooked part, then pummel them with the sharp splintery edges. :D I was just going to laugh at their efforts and maybe post a picture of them on here! Slightly glad they didn't want i...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

the bottom line is, if they want cheap crap, give them a stencil in vinyl. . Pretty much spot on! This is what's happening, i even quoted for foamex and that was too much, so they can do it themselves. But thanks everyone for taking the time to offer your advice as it really helped me a lot. And i ...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Thanks for that advice Steve, i am trying to find a way i can make them from composite. Peter, i definately agree with you about the labour, and this also means time. The best price i have been offered for composite is £60 a piece plus VAT what do you think is a reasonable price to charge for these ...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

would this be good enough to use? i cant seem to get any coloured composite board at a price which would make this job work

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Exterior-Plywood/invt/110117

Thanks

Liam

Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Thanks all for your replies. I have just enquired for a quote on having these cut from composite, but i would like to make them out of wood as i enjoy the challenge, so i'll see how the prices compare and if the customer is willing to pay for the extra cost of labour etc involved in the wood version...

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Thanks Peter, will look them up, as i've wanted a supplier who could do this type of thing for a while. Still tempted to make them out of wood though!, so if anybody could also recommend what type of wood i should use i would be greatful. I recently made an oval sign out of pine, don't know if that ...

Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Rob, i am just supplying, they will fit them to wooden posts i believe, also they will be using them every year (as long as they last!) Thanks Peter, funnily enough i just brought some material from blackburns for the first time last week, five minutes drive from me so i don't have to pay delivery. ...

Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Replies: 29

Views: 3670

Advice on making christmas tree shaped signs

Hi i have been asked to make six signs about 160cm or so in height in the shape of a Christmas tree silhouette. They are for exterior use and will be used every year during the Christmas season. I was wondering how you would recommend making them. Should i jigsaw them out of wood myself and paint th...

Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:02 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Help sourcing an illuminated flashing arrow please?

Replies: 10

Views: 5439

They custom make them here, may be of some use:

http://www.signbuyer.co.uk/custom-made- ... -119-c.asp

Liam

Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Who can recommend a cheap vinyl for house windows ?

Replies: 12

Views: 2108

What she was doing is called 'dogging', you may have moved into a hotspot. But in all seriousness, i had the same trouble in my flat. I live on the top floor, three floors up and we always had the window cleaners who used those big poles with brushes on top, so they would always do it from the floor...

Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Does anyone know of a Eps ils quick Viewer

Replies: 10

Views: 3456

Hi

somebody on here recommended me this-

http://www.irfanview.com/

I find it works quite well, i had to download and install all the plug ins from the page as well to get it to view eps files.

Hope this helps

Liam

Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Replies: 15

Views: 1880

Thanks Warren and Stephen for that clarification. Tim, i'm not sure about that one either, as i had always got my prints laminated from other suppliers, it's just this supplier who made me question wheather i needed it or not. I think he was either trying to save himself some work or money after ori...

Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Replies: 15

Views: 1880

Liam, laminating should never really cause a problem with vehicles as a wrap vinyl can be used if the reccesses are bad and the laminate is matched to the vinyl. This obviously makes the job more expensive so you have to explain things to the customer offer a couple of different options and then le...

Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Replies: 15

Views: 1880

Thanks Rob, he hadn't seen the picture at that stage, but i've sent it to him now and upon advice received here, i've specified i definately need these laminating. This is my biggest customer so can't mess this one up! Thanks Dave and Rob also for mentioning the car wash aspect, i had wondered about...

Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Replies: 15

Views: 1880

Hi there thanks both for your advice, i had always supplied laminated prints for this type of thing before, and my dad was advising me to get them laminated as well. It was just this supplier who was making me doubt myself (think maybe he was trying to cut corners, costs or time maybe), so i thought...

Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Replies: 15

Views: 1880

looking for some advice on wheather i should laminate or not

Hi there I'm getting some prints supplied by a trade printer and just wondered if i should ask for them to be laminated as well or not. I have attached a photo of the type of location they are to go on to. (cab doors). You can see there is a groove to the body. The printer said he is using 'full sol...

Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Contour cutting advice please? do i need a bleed?

Replies: 5

Views: 2592

Warren Beard wrote:just increase the image to 504mm with a 500mm cut line

job done.

warren


Thanks for that, i'll try that

Liam

Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:26 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Contour cutting advice please? do i need a bleed?

Replies: 5

Views: 2592

Thanks for your answers. So if the client has a logo which he has had designed. A circle logo which he wants contour cut. He has the artwork but it has no bleed. What is my best option on a 50cm logo. Sacrifice a couple of mm of the logo to act as the bleed or is there any way of adding a bleed to a...

Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:08 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Contour cutting advice please? do i need a bleed?

Replies: 5

Views: 2592

Contour cutting advice please? do i need a bleed?

Hi there I have some artwork i need to give to a printer. I need some full colour circles printed and contour cut. Do i need to add a bleed to the artwork to have them contour cut? Sorry, i have never supplied contour cutted prints before so i'm just not quite sure about this part. I would ask the p...

Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:33 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab, Poor Quality design interface?

Replies: 16

Views: 7057

it is the same with flexi sign, there is a certain type of glow to the screen display which does distort the image slightly and can interfere with your judgment when designing. For example white text on a dark background will glow so much that your lettering just looks too thick. Where as in reality...

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Are these rod systems ok for exterior use?

Replies: 2

Views: 593

Thanks Macky, i thought of using the stainless steel option, just wanted to check if there was any other problems i'd overlooked. It's just i'd never seen them outside and even google imaged it and couldn't find any examples outdoors. When this happens to me i've usually missed something obvious. Cu...

Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Are these rod systems ok for exterior use?

Replies: 2

Views: 593

Are these rod systems ok for exterior use?

Hi, i have never seen these type of signs used outdoors. I need to make a directory for an exterior wall and before i suggest this type of thing i just wanted to check to see if anybody had fitted this type of thing outside and how it stood up to the elements. Are there exterior versions of this ava...

Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Replies: 18

Views: 6432

Thanks Steve and Stephen for the info, all the sites people have shown me, i have found other good stuff there as well, so thanks. Jill thanks very much for the tutorial and pics, that's exactly the help i was after. Just wanted to make sure i had it right in my head how the edging worked and looked...

Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Replies: 18

Views: 6432

I thought you might be referring to that U-channel plastic edge molding. I put it on most of my Alumalite signs, it's easy to cut with a Stanley knife and just slides right over the edges of the material. Love....Jill http://www.laminatorsinc.com/sign-panels/products/accessories Jill, thanks for th...

Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Replies: 18

Views: 6432

Liam... Aluminum composite material ACM. Maybe just what we call it as there's so many variants...Dibond etc... Matt Oh yeah, i should have been able to work that out really :oops: Thanks Martin and Graham, there is some good stuff there, i was hoping for a very discreet almost tape like material, ...

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Replies: 18

Views: 6432

I like the frame Graham, thanks for posting, but i was looking for an edging type material just to finish the edges.

Matty, what is the 'ACM' sorry for my ignorance on this!

Cheers

Liam

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Replies: 18

Views: 6432

Question about the edging on aluminium composite signs

Hi there I have been doing a search on the boards as i remember seeing it mentioned, i am looking for some info on the edging which is sometimes used to finish off ali composite boards. I have not used this edging before and have just left the edges cut. But this time i'd like to have a better finis...

Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Black foamex signs please?

Replies: 29

Views: 8376

I made a small sign about 1m by 25cm out of black foamex type material and put it in the back of my 4x4 to deliver. It was a really hot day, the sign was leaning from the floor to the back of one of the seats, so it was at a 45% angle. It took me half an hour to get to the location and by that time ...

Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Please can I have some opinions

Replies: 22

Views: 9501

Hi Bob, i am incredibly fussy about the quality of the cut, to the point of annoying anybody who tries to work with me! I use a Graphtec CE5000-120 which was recommended to me by many of the helpfull people on this forum. I can vouch for it's quality 100%. I recently did the signs for a small shop -...

Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:50 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: How to change canvas size in IllustratorCS4?

Replies: 2

Views: 2669

Hi Scott, i don't know what you mean by canvas size in illustrator as i thought photoshop called the workspace 'canvas' and illustrator called it 'artboard'? I could be wrong though. But anyway do you mean like this?- http://designtipbits.blogspot.com/2009/06/illustrator-tip-resizing-your-artboard.h...

Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Nigel Hindley wrote:Cheers Liam,

I did 2 logos they went for the other though this was my favourite!

Nigel


Always seems to be the way mate! Thanks again for sharing this one,

Liam

Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:35 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Nigel Hindley wrote:Hi Liam,

I did this one a couple of years ago, though in green, for a company that does the same type of thing.

Nigel


I like the swirl thing you have used there Nigel, the text has a digital feel to it. Thanks very much for sharing
Did they not go for this design i the end?

Cheers

Liam

Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:30 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Thats really nice Glenn, very minimalistic and effective, get's rid of the 80's effect i had. That's a good lesson for me in design, thanks :wink:

Liam

Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Just a quick option based roughly on your original Thanks John for taking the time on your suggestion, i like the way you have used two lines instead of one and altered the first 'o'. I am currently showing some suggestions to the customer, but i now get the impression he is just going to want it a...

Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:22 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Not a wrap but very effective

Replies: 5

Views: 2124

John Was this picture taken in the Bedfordshire area? The reason i ask is i have seen this vehicle as well and have had a close look and it is a paint effect :cool: Yes the picture is in Woburn Bedfordshire, close to where i live, i saw it written at the original link to the image before it was mod...

Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hope this is not a UKSB member. :)

Replies: 20

Views: 3380

I like this site, probably been mentioned before-

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hotmail Account Hacked

Replies: 11

Views: 1616

Last week i got a message from a supplier saying ''the fastest way to become a Dandy is to increase the size of your stallion'' so they must have been hacked as well! Don't want to mention their name, but it was a supplier of flat cut letters etc up north. Anyone get the same? How do they hack Hotma...

Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:07 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Thanks Martin, i like the use of green AND blue there, i also like that you have used the same font that Trojan records do, as i am a massive reggae fan! Looks nice with a thinner font. Owen, i really like the top left hand corner design with the wavy line, great idea. And thanks Jill for your great...

Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:00 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heat Press recommendation

Replies: 19

Views: 9583

After a lot of research I got a Stahls Maxx press from Target Transfers. You can get 10% off your total order including materials as an introductory discount. It's German built so built out of old tanks, sorry, I mean built like a tank :P I can second this, i only got 5% discount though! The Maxx p...

Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

I think the line through the word Orion is giving it that 80's feel. Try using a more dynamic font, one that looks clean and modern. The circulating arrows remind me of a recycling sign, but I can understand where the thought came from (turbines, air conditioning etc). Sorry all criticism and not m...

Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Thanks for the help Jill, a little too 60's American, which i definately like, but not sure he will. I wanted to change the colours as well to maybe include green as it obviously communicates energy efficiency/environmentally friendly, but he definately wants blue. just saw your Birthday post, hope ...

Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Logo design help please?

Replies: 16

Views: 7484

Logo design help please?

Hi there i don't usually ask for design help, but i'd really like to get some other ideas on this one if anyone has a spare minute please. It's for a company who specialise in supplying and installing all kinds of Energy efficient products such as air conditioning, refrigeration, solar panels etc. I...

Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: As long as the customers likes it...

Replies: 14

Views: 2150

I often get started on a job and think, this will look well good in my portfolio of work, But then at the last minute the customer decides they want it all in fuschia or something. Maybe there should be a thread of pictures of these kind of jobs, if there isn't one already. But then again the custom...

Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting individual letters to uneven brick surface

Replies: 11

Views: 1542

David Rogers wrote:Ditch the 'pop' fixings - Letters on threaded rods - glued into holes...job done.


Hi Dave,
when you say threaded rods, is the threaded part to give more grip to the adhesive?

sorry if i've misunderstood

Liam

Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:52 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VMP cant get it to work.

Replies: 5

Views: 1717

Re: VMP cant get it to work.

right guys im looking for some help here. i purchased vmp a few days ago and have yet to get it working. im not the best with computers but have a general idea as to whats going on. my problem at the min is i have everything installed and when i performed the test circul cuts in the plotter set up ...

Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting individual letters to uneven brick surface

Replies: 11

Views: 1542

Hi we did similar sized letters on a really uneven old brick surface a couple of weeks ago. Some of the pop in locators had to be left popped out or we even snapped the locator part off of the back of the letter altogether. Just adjusted them as some have said. It still looked pretty much perfect fr...

Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam Cut Out Letters

Replies: 14

Views: 3162

Hi If you go down the polystyrene route i would make sure you do it in a matt finish. I had a sample made in gloss and it just showed up every flaw in the polystyrene compared to matt. I usually go for a matt finish with interior work anyway You will probably need it card or vinyl faced on both side...

Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam Cut Out Letters

Replies: 14

Views: 3162

Liam, did you manage to find a supplier of this stuff? Im after a quote on exactly the same product. Cheers Gareth Hi Gareth, no i couldn't find it mate, had a bit of a nightmare trying to track it down. read through this post and see how my end product turned out made from standard polystyrene- ht...

Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Graeme - Recent Work

Replies: 8

Views: 1699

Nice sign! I was actually there over the 1st May Bank holiday this year! Stayed in the little tea room Bed and Breakfast just up the road. What a beautiful place, just got to that pizza place at about 8.45 pm after coming down from snowdon, but it was shut! Will have to go back.

Liam

Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:45 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone know where i can get some application gloves?

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Liam... Chemists...yes but long term Avery gloves are God! Short term fix, a bit of soft material ie duster, and wrap it round your finger. Gloves work but you only use two fingers and thumb so rest is wasted! Saying that it looks professional and its a bit of a MJ tribute.... Matt Thanks to all yo...

Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Family reunion design?

Replies: 20

Views: 9233

Jill, why don't you go all out and design a family crest/coat of arms thing, something over the top like this- http://www.nehrt.com/Images/FamilyCrest.jpg but unique for you family. That's what i would do, incorporating the liver bird, the ship at the top or something and the name 'Welsh' in a scrol...

Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:23 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Can anybody recommend me some high quality fleeces

Replies: 3

Views: 1951

Thanks for advice both of you, i now realise i had better talk to the embroiders first about the possibilities before just going ahead and buying expensive fleeces which im not even sure you can embroid on!

thanks for that

Liam

Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Can anybody recommend me some high quality fleeces

Replies: 3

Views: 1951

Can anybody recommend me some high quality fleeces

Hi there My mate who is a tree surgeon and a regular customer has asked me to supply his work wear. He wants some top quality fleeces, he's never worried about cost, he just likes top quality that will last. I don't really wear fleeces, so i don't know too much about them! Firstly does embroidery wo...

Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advise on removing old vinyl please?

Replies: 43

Views: 5815

How big is that board? Isn't two to three layers of flood coating plus your time and the risk of it looking sh*te going to match board price anyways?

It's hard to get an idea of scale from the pic, sorry if i missed you mention it somewhere.


Liam

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:22 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Just to complete this post in case anyone is interested, here is the finished product, 1 inch polystyrene card faced, matt finish- Customer was happy with the job and has asked for a second set of letters the same, but for exterior, so i will probably be asking for some advice on those next week! t...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam Cut Out Letters

Replies: 14

Views: 3162

sorry mate, maybe its my description that is wrong... it is "polystyrene". there are other foams such as High density urethane foam board which are ideal for routing and sculpting, but it is much more expensive. common name in the states for it is SignFoam 2 Thanks for that, i just had so...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam Cut Out Letters

Replies: 14

Views: 3162

when you say foam, do you mean the likes of foamex pvc? if so, as Gavin says, you can get 19mm foamex with a hard smooth finish from the likes of amari, thats where i buy it from. but i would guess RHG would do it too.. i could be wrong, but i think you can only get that one in white "off the ...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:22 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Just to complete this post in case anyone is interested, here is the finished product, 1 inch polystyrene card faced, matt finish- Customer was happy with the job and has asked for a second set of letters the same, but for exterior, so i will probably be asking for some advice on those next week! th...

Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:45 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone know where i can get some application gloves?

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Thanks Lynn,

I will go and have a look, (actually i will send my Mum!)

Thanks again

Liam

Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Anyone know where i can get some application gloves?

Replies: 7

Views: 1594

Anyone know where i can get some application gloves?

Hi
Looking for white application gloves to handle media, i know i can get these from vinyl suppliers, but i don't really need to make any orders right now.

Are there any shops that sell them or a similar thing where i can just go and buy a pair or two before Friday?

Thank you

Liam

Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Pictures: traditional Background paint effects for my signs

Replies: 32

Views: 21896

Are these backgrounds actually painted by hand?

Do you have any pictures of them in use on signs, would be good to see thanks

Liam

Fri May 28, 2010 12:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ugh! I hate that font.

Replies: 29

Views: 4769

i hate the font Revue for some reason-

if someone can show me where they used it in a good way that could change my mind and cure me i would be grateful

liam

Tue May 25, 2010 1:02 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Replies: 14

Views: 4925

liam, Personally wrapping an old combi to hide its age is a no no anyway. Peter Well that's your opinion mate, some might say a little snobbish. As i mentioned he is very tight for money right now, had some very bad times, i don't think he's exactly trying to 'hide it's age' he is wrapping his old ...

Mon May 24, 2010 9:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Replies: 14

Views: 4925

Hi again Liam I'm sure your bro knows his stuff, but with 900 it's imperative that it's heated to 80+ degrees when in recesses to erase its memory! Not direct heat tho as it will burn the vinyl! Good luck mate! Hi Matt, thanks for that, i appreciate it. I will TRY telling him that! Some times he do...

Mon May 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Replies: 14

Views: 4925

Thanks Jon, but as Matt suggested i think 3m would be too expensive for my bro right now. He fits a lot of the Avery 900 for one of his customers i found out since asking this, so think that's what he'll go for. Thanks again for the recommendation Matt, i know who to blame if it goes wrong :wink: Liam

Mon May 24, 2010 1:36 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Replies: 14

Views: 4925

Hi Matt, thanks for the advice, i'll look into the Avery 900 option, will take your word for it as you seem to know your stuff. Don't think he'll stretch to the 3m, work was quiet for them for a while last year so slight cash flow problems. Luckily work has gone nuts for them this year, which is why...

Mon May 24, 2010 11:34 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Replies: 14

Views: 4925

Advice on wrapping a 52 reg vauxhall combo

Hi my Brother is looking to wrap his 52 reg Vauxhall Combo. Just a colour change, white to silver (although i will probably try to convince him to have something else). He wants to get it back on the road to use for smaller jobs. No problem with the wrapping itself, it's just he normally only fits a...

Sun May 16, 2010 10:53 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Hi, just to update, the customer has now asked me to match some letters he had made previously. They are 3.8mm thick. They appear to be made of almost a polystyrene type foam material, similar to the type of material people stick plants into (oasis). And it has a paperish laminate surface. Can anyon...

Sat May 08, 2010 3:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Copyright - would you consider this shirt breaks copyright?

Replies: 31

Views: 5939

Cheers John.. I'm not sure of the exact terminology but using Silverstone in the context its in, is breaking copyright law. I did some work which used a well known brand but not there logo. plain block text saying I love my ****** (won't put the brand) I was reported and warned i could/would be pro...

Fri May 07, 2010 4:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Copyright - would you consider this shirt breaks copyright?

Replies: 31

Views: 5939

Probably me being stupid, but how do you mean a risk?

Liam

(just editing this answer, sorry it was me being stupid, didn't read the title)

Wed May 05, 2010 12:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: colours for a silver van?

Replies: 21

Views: 11478

Thanks for explaining that phil, I used the charcoal colour on silver recently to replace black for all the lettering, looked quite subtle but effective. I like that colour as it's very metalic looking. Mactac 9800 series.

Liam

Wed May 05, 2010 12:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for some advice on copyright issues.

Replies: 5

Views: 734

Thank you everyone for your great advice as usual. Really this guy is a one man band, i think he's making a fuss over nothing to be honest. I wanted to be able to answer his question confidently, so thanks for your help.

Liam

Wed May 05, 2010 11:06 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: colours for a silver van?

Replies: 21

Views: 11478

Phil Craddock wrote:cheers Liam

see us designers aren't all bad :)


What material did you use for the large 'R & G' at an angle, if you can remember and don't mind telling?

Thanks

Liam

Wed May 05, 2010 11:00 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: colours for a silver van?

Replies: 21

Views: 11478

Like what you've done on the pick up there Phil, simple but effective. You can see how it looks in different lights in the pictures. Thanks for posting.

Liam

Wed May 05, 2010 10:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for some advice on copyright issues.

Replies: 5

Views: 734

Looking for some advice on copyright issues.

Hi there I just designed a logo etc for a plumbing and heating company and fitted it all to his van and now he wants the same on his stationary and business cards. He has asked me about the copyright of it. This was his question to me- 'how do i copyright this design?' I was up Mount Snowdon when he...

Wed May 05, 2010 10:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats your favourite advertising slogan?

Replies: 20

Views: 2665

I saw a rasta driving a van about with red gold and green colours and a picture of bob marley on it. He was a handyman who had called his company ''jobs you dread'' i thought it was a clever idea. It had a luton telephone number on it. Did anyone on here do it??

Liam

Tue May 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 32064

Would just like to repeat what everyone has said, Corby Graphics has done print work for me and John went out of his way to offer me great help with another job.

Will miss his posts on here.

My thoughts go out to his family

Liam

Sun May 02, 2010 12:46 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Flat cut lettering - gun metal finish

Replies: 5

Views: 3056

Hi there i'm just working on something similar myself. You can get 2mm aluminium flat cut stand off letters powder coated to any ral colour you like. You can get it in gloss, matt or satin finish. I think this would be your best option. The price is not that high if you shop around i am going with a...

Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:15 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

http://www.trade-letters.com Flame polished might be worth the extra for an indoor job which will be viewed close up. Best thing to do is send them the file and ask if they can do it. That's what i was thinking about the polishing, will enquire about the price. Thanks for the link, will upload pict...

Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:55 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Liam Just to clear up the powder coating for you. Powder coating is the use of dry powder rather than wet paint. They spray with powder onto the product and normally pass it through a heating booth, when heated it gels together and produces the painted finish. It often gives a tougher finish that w...

Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:52 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Here's one I did in 10mm perspex. The 10mm has a chunkier look than the usual 5mm and being self coloured will last indefinitely. Hi Peter, thanks for uploading the pic, great work. Who supplied you the 10mm, think my edges may be too jagged for 10mm but think 5mm will be ok. thanks again Liam

Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

a lot of the time materials come down to what colours are needed, most acrylics are semi transparent and you will see the fixings, Dibond etc has a black edge but can be flood coated with vinyl to match, foamex can be painted so is also a good idea but the actuall painting is a hassle and to use 19...

Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Just done a job with a similar jaggy font and actually looked good where it went. All done by About Signs (Fabricut), not the cheapest, however they are very good quality and have fantastic customer service..... Locator's will raise the letter some 15 to 20mm from the wall and can be combined with ...

Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:55 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Thanks Rob Sorry to confuse you! That's what i mean , i'm not too good with the terminology. Basically they just want it somehow to be more than plain vinyl on a wall. So they want some kind of 3d or stand off option whatever that may be. My idea is to make it in flat letters cut out of 3mm or 5mm c...

Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:38 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

Thanks Rob, do you think perspex is the best option considering their colours, or are their any other nice materials i should look into?

Cheers

Liam

Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:22 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Replies: 20

Views: 9387

advice on supplying flat cut stand off lettering

Hi there i am not too good with the technical terminology on this subject, so i apologise if i get anything wrong. I had to post in this topic as i couldn't upload a picture in the other one. I am trying to supply the attached logo/lettering made from perspex to stand off from the wall with locators...

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Advice/opinions on my logo and the need for change

Replies: 16

Views: 7895

Here you go,

Liam

Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Boat Transom

Replies: 11

Views: 6637

Really like the sun Jill and think the missing tooth works.

Liam

Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Corniest "Tag Line" for a sign company

Replies: 32

Views: 5500

''For all your signage needs''

i use it

:oops:

Liam

Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:37 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Hi Liam, Try these guys for your tshirts. Good Prices. http://www.polo-shirts.co.uk/ http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/garments.asp Cheers Steve Thanks Steve, was going to ask this question actually. I did try doing a search through the archives here and there is a couple of suppliers i need to open acc...

Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:42 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Liam, the garment vinyls designed for nylon are very thin, you can see the weave of the material underneath it. I use it a lot, on poly-cotton and nylon. I can't remember the name, I ordered it from Grafityp ages ago, I expect Nigel could perhaps take a look at my account, and confirm the name... T...

Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:48 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:Liam our product manager Sue Kirkwood has your contact details from the show and will get in touch to try and identify the material.

Oh and yes t'was me you bumped into, walking past Wetherspoons at the time I think.


Thanks for that Nigel,

Liam

Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:51 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

I use Target's Premium too. Victory have a product called Easymark which I used to use alot. It was very thin, cut well and did take on the garments texture, I changed because you could not iron over it, basically I felt that the Premium would be more durable. Alan D I will try this one out, thanks...

Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:50 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Re: tRansfer Paper

Hi Liam, We have being travelling from show to show and supplier to supplier seeking the holy grail of what you are seeking but to no avail. To be honest, we haven't even come close. The WOW system has an excellent finish but Oh my god, what an effort to achieve a print. It really is a whole lot of...

Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:48 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Hi Chris, thanks for that, that's what i'm using funnily enough. I remember seeing one at the sign show from grafityp which was very textured, i quite liked the finish to it. (not flock) I've got their samples but can't seem to see the same one in there. Should have wrote it down. Cheers Liam Liam ...

Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Im Rebranding

Replies: 54

Views: 21293

John, The OP, Ruairi, did post his idea and did get some advice. I like to give examples because it's sometimes easier for me than explaining with words, and it's good practice for me. I think we all learn from threads like this one. PS Nice font choice Liam. Thanks Jill, John, i am learning by rea...

Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:19 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Im Rebranding

Replies: 54

Views: 21293

My idea, sorry to go off track from the others

Liam

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Thanks Jason for explaining that. Thank you Barbara, i think i need to get more samples from everywhere i can as i haven't experimented much yet. I looked at the video on the website Chris for the wow stuff. I don't think i've got the printing facilities for that at the moment. It looks a little exp...

Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:49 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Thanks for that Jason, so i read on here, somebody said to use the wow paper you would need a swing away press specificaly, can you explain why that is?

Thanks

Liam

Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: worrying prices for banners.

Replies: 22

Views: 3537

Jillbeans wrote:Don't feel bad, I already asked him that years ago.
:oops:


Glad it's not just me :)

Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:27 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Jason Bagladi wrote:You wont get a vinyl to get close to a screen printed finish. The best option I have seen is the Magic Touch WoW product which uses a colour laser printer for the image.


So this is sublimation? I hope to expand into this eventually

thanks

Liam

Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: worrying prices for banners.

Replies: 22

Views: 3537

Gary Birch wrote:
Liam Pattison wrote:
Martin, are you naked in your picture?

:o :D

Liam


Getting worried about you Liam :lol1: :lol1:


Someone had to ask!!

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:08 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Hi Chris,

thanks for that, that's what i'm using funnily enough. I remember seeing one at the sign show from grafityp which was very textured, i quite liked the finish to it. (not flock) I've got their samples but can't seem to see the same one in there. Should have wrote it down.

Cheers

Liam

Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: worrying prices for banners.

Replies: 22

Views: 3537

I posted almost the exact same discussion a while ago. I don't think i could make it profitable to spend the time getting the artwork ok'd on anything for £15. But if you have got the set up to pump them out at that rate then fair enough. On ebay i have seen people selling the entire side of a van f...

Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:34 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 7340

Looking for a specific type of garment vinyl

Hi there i recently brought a heat press and have just started doing a few shirts for friends to build up confidence to start offering the service properly. I have got some samples from a few suppliers of cad cut garment material. A friend of mine has asked if i could print some of his artwork on to...

Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: pistachio coloured vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 760

macal 9800 7-8 year range has a colour called pistachio

Liam

Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know of a very bright silver vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1028

Jon Marshall wrote:KPMF cast is a little more sparkly than most.


Thanks Jon,
where can you get this, i checked the toolbar

cheers

Liam

Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know of a very bright silver vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1028

Thanks for that Lynn, think i will order a colour book/chart for oracle as it's one vinyl i don't use yet. I have been meaning to open an account with a supplier, so it will give me an excuse.

I like to use silver as an alternative to white on darker colours.

Thanks again

Liam

Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know of a very bright silver vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1028

Anyone know of a very bright silver vinyl

Hi there i am looking for bright silver vinyls. I have some 3m controltac silver at the moment and it's quite bright, but probably quite expensive to buy. I just want it for everyday use on vehicles, something in between the colour of white reflective and your average silver which i find quite grey....

Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Applying vinyl to spare wheel cover before finial lacquer

Replies: 4

Views: 717

Thanks for that Ian, sorted all my worries out.

Cheers

Liam

Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:10 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Swing away heat press

Replies: 21

Views: 10440

There are some really good videos on youtube which explain the difference between clam and swingaway i'll do a quick search for them for you. But particular models may vary and might not swing as much as others im not sure. one problem they usually tel you with a clam press you get most pressure at ...

Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Applying vinyl to spare wheel cover before finial lacquer

Replies: 4

Views: 717

Thanks Ian, that's brilliant mate, i can pass that info on to them. Does the lacquer effect the vinyl colour at all? Does it give it a slightly darker hue or anything like that? It's just i have two silvers one slightly lighter than the other, i'll go for the lighter one if it's going to darken it a...

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:47 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Swing away heat press

Replies: 21

Views: 10440

Hi Nigel, Grafityp had a really nice big swingaway press at the show called the siser ts-one going for £999 i believe, really solid looking unit. If i had not just brought a clam press from target i would have gone for it. Also the swing away took up a little too much space for me when it opened up....

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Applying vinyl to spare wheel cover before finial lacquer

Replies: 4

Views: 717

Applying vinyl to spare wheel cover before finial lacquer

Hi there just had a request from a paint/body work shop for some vinyl wording to go on a rigid plastic 4x4 wheel cover. They want me to apply the vinyl before they finish the wheel cover with it's final lacquering stage in the painting process. So that the lacquer protects the vinyl and seals it on...

Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2010

Replies: 107

Views: 14239

I last went in 1999 and compared to what i remember it is much smaller this year and the stands and displays are not as elaborate as before. This did not make it any less enjoyable for me though and i have got lots of info and advice from suppliers and new supplier contacts, i think i will come here...

Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:02 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Software to telephone from computer.

Replies: 12

Views: 4577

Once i advertised my mate as a ladyboy escort on the internet just to wind him up. You could try that, it might not get you your money back but he will probably get a flood of strange callers. :lol1:

Liam

Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:30 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: can someone help with a vehicle wrap issue?

Replies: 10

Views: 3795

I thought this was the first april fools joke when i first saw someone wanted that wrapped!, i imagined it in carbon fibre or pink until i read the question.

Sorry

Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:52 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Someone's got a lot of Matt Black wraps to do...

Replies: 10

Views: 3212

This will probably generate a lot more demand for matt black wraps.

Liam

Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:17 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Bobby Johnson Layout

Replies: 15

Views: 6130

On red i like white text with black outline, like the snap on tools logo. He'll probably like those colour combinations to as he'll have the snap on logo ingrained in his brain

Liam

Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:00 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Bobby Johnson Layout

Replies: 15

Views: 6130

I quite like the dial design and how it's composed with the name. Just move the phone numbers up a bit, they're sitting a bit low, like you've tried to avoid those contour lines. Show him two or three of those colour options.
It's nice to have a red van to work on makes a change

Liam

Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Anglo

Replies: 37

Views: 6190

Some sound advice there and good to see you are taking it constructively. The layout wants a bit of work, and I too would recommend Mike Stevens' book. I read it nearly 20 years after starting making signs and I learned plenty from it. As for pricing, a fairly standard livery like yours would get a...

Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hoarding board suppliers (NOT Robert Horne/Europoint)

Replies: 5

Views: 1054

Try Amari, they always seem to have some for next day.

Liam

Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Price v quality.... wording on previous thread

Replies: 4

Views: 872

you mean this?

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

It was in 'off topic discussion'

Liam

Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mactac Suppliers Please

Replies: 14

Views: 2543

I get Mactac vinyls from Amari, as they are local and i can pick them up when i like.

Liam

Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:38 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Help! How do I resize part of a layout for printing to an A4

Replies: 13

Views: 6729

When i want to print a particular part of the design i set the page size in flexisign to A4. Then i arrange exactly what i want to print within the a4 page, deleting any unwanted bits and export it as a pdf. I then open the pdf up and print that. I just find it easier to create a pdf and keep it as ...

Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: show us yours

Replies: 21

Views: 3078

This is my Ma and Pa's house, i have a flat in town centre, but they have let me use their double garage which you can see as a workshop. It used to be completely full of junk! Now the garage doors are blocked from the inside and my best mate who is a builder has fitted a proper window and door on t...

Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Why do people buy signs?

Replies: 9

Views: 1204

It will make the customer look more professional, in my opinion

That's if they go to a good sign maker

Liam

Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: vehicle wrap: go-girl signs

Replies: 114

Views: 65971

I'm loving that!! The logo stands out more and that image is very cool indeed. The Blambot site is full of great ideas isn't it. Hope you go for this style as I'd love to see it on a car!! I did my truck a while back and even though it got slated by many, it did wonders for the business as everyone...

Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:37 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: vehicle wrap: go-girl signs

Replies: 114

Views: 65971

I'm loving that!! The logo stands out more and that image is very cool indeed. The Blambot site is full of great ideas isn't it. Hope you go for this style as I'd love to see it on a car!! I did my truck a while back and even though it got slated by many, it did wonders for the business as everyone...

Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital UK 2009

Replies: 83

Views: 10404

Hi there thanks everyone for the advice. I just took a look at the website for the show and found that the suppliers of this machine (traget) are going to have a stand. So thanks for that tip Martin. Rob, i've been emailing Derek Heron about his press and was on the verge of buying it, but my girlfr...

Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:08 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: vehicle wrap: go-girl signs

Replies: 114

Views: 65971

I'm loving that!! The logo stands out more and that image is very cool indeed. The Blambot site is full of great ideas isn't it. Hope you go for this style as I'd love to see it on a car!! I did my truck a while back and even though it got slated by many, it did wonders for the business as everyone...

Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital UK 2009

Replies: 83

Views: 10404

Hi i am thinking of buying a heat press in the next couple of months, was thinking of this one- http://www.targettransfers.com/dynamic/viewitem.php?item=MAXX4050BL Do they have this kind of thing at the sign show? I went once a long time ago when i was too young to be interested. Do they have heat p...

Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:13 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: vehicle wrap: go-girl signs

Replies: 114

Views: 65971

Jill............I liked the idea of the logo.co.uk....thanks Dave thanks for the signmaker spotted. This last design you posted, i think it would work, the only things i would suggest are to make it say 'wraps' instead of 'wrap' But the main thing i would change is i would loose the largest 'GO' be...

Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: frosted window prices

Replies: 26

Views: 3583

Have to say, i can't understand how you could possibly survive making £31 out of that job. With all the sorting out, plus travel and fitting time that's half a days work for £31. Deduct your masking tape, cleaning product, fuel, knife blades and a sandwich to keep you going and you'd be better off ...

Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: frosted window prices

Replies: 26

Views: 3583

Have to say, i can't understand how you could possibly survive making £31 out of that job. With all the sorting out, plus travel and fitting time that's half a days work for £31. Deduct your masking tape, cleaning product, fuel, knife blades and a sandwich to keep you going and you'd be better off w...

Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:35 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on creating Digital Camouflage Look in cut vinyl?

Replies: 7

Views: 7578

It looks quite easy to redraw that camo pattern as it only really uses rectangles, just draw a certain size area and repeat it. Liam Suppose i could just draw random lines that join up that way I don't waste vinyl. I would say pick a small area and try to copy it by layering different sized rectang...

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on creating Digital Camouflage Look in cut vinyl?

Replies: 7

Views: 7578

It looks quite easy to redraw that camo pattern as it only really uses rectangles, just draw a certain size area and repeat it.

Liam

Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: IPlayer fans - HELP!

Replies: 4

Views: 696

you can watch it on a wii as Hugh suggested or on a ps3, not too sure about xbox360 though.

You can watch it on virgin tv, or you could hook up a laptop to your tv, i've got the cable to do that, but never bothered with it.

Liam

Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me set up these pantone colours in rgb?

Replies: 4

Views: 718

Thanks Dave,
i have now found the pantone swatches in illustrator, i thought you had to enter them in manually using their rgb or cmyk equivalents for some reason. I read a little bit and got the wrong end of the stick :oops:

thanks

Liam

Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me set up these pantone colours in rgb?

Replies: 4

Views: 718

Thanks Dave I don't know too much about rips as i don't have a printer. I was just trying to set up the pantone colours correctly within the illustrator file incase i needed to send it to a trade printer so he has the colours correctly set up when he recieves it. Does this make sense?? Am i going ab...

Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Shelter for sign writing vans

Replies: 4

Views: 927

They've got a big gazeebo thing for working on vans outdoors in costco at the moment, not sure of the dimensions, might be worth having a look,

Liam

Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me set up these pantone colours in rgb?

Replies: 4

Views: 718

can anyone help me set up these pantone colours in rgb?

Hi there i am trying to set up sepecific pantone colours in some artwork in illustrator. I can see how to enter the values for cmyk and rgb but i'm not 100% sure how to get these values for pantone colours. I've downloaded the colour bridge software from the pantone website and the library but i'm s...

Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: printing, how much to diversify

Replies: 40

Views: 11018

i may be corrected on this, but in the 25-30 odd years my dad's been a fitter he's never done a site survey that i can remember. But maybe that's because the people he worked for had the experience to do it themselves. I think if you payed a fitter to do this part also it could become costly. Just m...

Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: printing, how much to diversify

Replies: 40

Views: 11018

Sorry think maybe i misunderstood the question there, i was refering to a mistake with the materials such as if a fitter messes up a job, who would be responsible for the cost of replacing the materials, the fitter or the sign maker. I knew it was a grey area from experience :oops:

Liam

Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: printing, how much to diversify

Replies: 40

Views: 11018

Measure up the signs! That's nothing, surely you can do that? You could get the fitters, but they would charge, so why not just do that part yourself? About the insurance regarding mistakes with material, that's a grey area actually and differs from company to company, you're probably best to draw u...

Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: printing, how much to diversify

Replies: 40

Views: 11018

My Dad and Brother offer a sign fitting service. They are totally separate from my sign business. So i can tell you about contracting to fitters and how that works as they work for some of the biggest sign and graphics firms and also some smaller operations. I have also worked as a fitter in the pas...

Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:10 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can you help to improve this Jpeg please?

Replies: 18

Views: 7473

could you try and convince them to have something else along the same lines which would be easier to trace?

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free- ... age6485929

Liam

Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from a young sign maker

Replies: 26

Views: 4517

Nice to see a fellow young one amongst all these old gits! :D :D :lol1:

Although you make me feel like i am joining them.

Hello from Liam
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