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Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:44 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7780

just another idea

dreckly

paul r

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:02 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How would you make this simple construction?

Replies: 9

Views: 3203

Peter Normington wrote:I also came across this, may be useful
http://www.thistothat.com/

Peter


Nice link Peter, That is very interesting

dreckly

paul r

Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: What's your T-Shirt Printing Prices

Replies: 6

Views: 2511

Hi John

We charge pretty much the same as you

Do you charge for artwork?

dreckly

paul r

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:22 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: brushed gold vinyl supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1523

Hi Ady

Metamark do a brushed gold MM-SBG but they say on their web site it's only short term exterior

dreckly

paul r

Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Clip Frames - External use- supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1585

Good call Alan

We used these guys the other day and they were very good

dreckly

paul r

Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Electrifying

Replies: 17

Views: 1040

Steele Signs wrote:Sorry, but I can't see what the problem is.

:wink:


That explains your avitar then :)

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: do you ever sub contract to a sign fitter ?

Replies: 11

Views: 4032

Hi Hugh We did a van for a client last year and I noticed the van had a ladder on the back and a purpose built walkway on the roof. When the client came back to pick up his vehicle I asked him if he would be interested in helping me out from time to time fitting shop signs and the like on an hourly ...

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best Material To Apply To Back Of Nylon Jacket???

Replies: 6

Views: 1356

We use nylmark from Victory Design 01284 725582

Very good, never had any problems with it

dreckly

paul r

Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using Impact Outlines

Replies: 5

Views: 945

Steele Signs wrote:separates the pro's from the others in terms of proffesionally presented work.
:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

dreckly

mamos

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using Impact Outlines

Replies: 5

Views: 945

Or if most of your customers bring their vehicle with them when they first meet you then you could just photograph the vehicle. I f you stick a magnetic strip of a known size (say 500mmx100mm) to the vehicle before you take the photos it is then easy to scale the picture once on the screen. For the ...

Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: white vinyl fix inside for view outside?

Replies: 5

Views: 1257

Yes dave

that should be fine

As you say just cut in reverse ans whack em on the inside of the glass

jobs a goodun

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:39 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7590

You should be able to upload an ai file to this site the same way as you uploaded the jpg

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Iraqi Hostages

Replies: 38

Views: 3408

What fantastic news

dreckly

paul r

Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Pet Centre

Replies: 22

Views: 2281

The standard of work posted on sign forums never ceases to amaze me but every now and again a piece of work really stands out from the crowd and this is one of those pieces.

Bloody good work mate, I Love it

dreckly

paul r

Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White reflective on vehicle sides. Legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 6323

CABROWN wrote:It's the D.O.T. you need to talk too for clarification - having just gone through this process ourselves I think the police have given you a bum steer. (but at the end of the day it's your call)


I have contacted the DOT and I am awaiting a response

dreckly

mamos

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White reflective on vehicle sides. Legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 6323

Just been on the phone to Devon & Cornwall Police about this and they said, "There is no restriction whatsoever concerning reflective materials fitted to vehicles unless they restrict your veiw from the vehicle". Very weird indeed They did say that the call was being recorded but I think they mi...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White reflective on vehicle sides. Legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 6323

White reflective on vehicle sides. Legal?

What is the law concerning reflective vehicle graphics.

I have a client who wants white reflective on the sides of the vevicle, is this legal.

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7590

or

Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7590

or this

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7590

Try using capitol letters for the graphics bit.

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:09 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7590

I like the third one best out of the three

But as Shane said loose the script maybe a eurostile of bank gothic font would work

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removable exterior vehicle signage

Replies: 12

Views: 1773

Hi Bob

Remember me

I think I poped in to see you while I was out on a bike ride last year :D


What about a magnetic roof sign like they use for driving schools and pizza delivery etc

just a thought

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need a supplier of GRP preformed signs

Replies: 4

Views: 964

Hi Cheryl

this is the one I was thinking of http://www.glasplas.com/

but a quick search on google for grp sign blanks brought up many more

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Looking for Stevo Chartrand's demo

Replies: 3

Views: 636

This the one?

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=7812

I love Stevos demos

dreckly

paul r

Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Be careful what you wish for

Replies: 3

Views: 437

Was it his Fairy Cod Mother thet turned him into a shark :D

Good one Dave

dreckly

paul r

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: amlings

Replies: 12

Views: 1217

Nice work mate

The logo reminds me of beer for some reason Hmmmmm beer :wink:

dreckly

paul r

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: runaway car

Replies: 44

Views: 3715

Here is the story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4796264.stm

dreckly

paul r

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Unusual sights

Replies: 6

Views: 601

That Dolphin picture is cool

I like the road to Atlantis one as well

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:17 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: supplied disks and corel draw X3 vehicle outlines?

Replies: 14

Views: 4786

Cool

I'd decided to buy x3 for my new business and that has really convinced me to go ahead.

I wonder if you can update it.

What is the best price for x3, I was going to get it from amazon for about £240 but if you know anywhere cheaper.

dreckly

mamos

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who is it Sssshhhh...................

Replies: 37

Views: 3449

Hi Lance

It is Lance isn't it?

Welcome to UKSB mate

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: new router delivered where do i start!!!

Replies: 6

Views: 1466

I use these guys http://www.snapfix.co.uk/

dreckly

paul r

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:49 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T.Shirts etc

Replies: 20

Views: 5242

Hi Paulo

We use UKLeisurewear also but we have just started useing a company called Elms and Elms www.elmsandelms.co.uk and they seem very good.

dreckly

mamos

Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:10 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Yeah I Know what you mean peter The client wants it on the apron but I may try to talk her into having a simpler version of it. I Steve, Thanks, I have only seen a photo of it on the clients phone but I think they have fitted it too high. I sugested they fit it just above the windows but they seem t...

Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: e mail hosting

Replies: 10

Views: 906

I use easily.co.uk

£10 a year

dreckly

paul r

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:37 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Yeah I know he has only got three fingers

Gees You guys are obsessed with digits

three fingers on this one,:wave: the thumb's falling off on the bull :thumbdown:

You lot are a tough crowd :D

dreckly

paul r

Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Latest design for the Butchers West Looe

This is going to be a 1220mm high freestanding double sided pavement sign with blackboard etc.

Might be my first project with the cnc router (hot)

Let me know what you think

dreckly

paul r

Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:01 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: sublimation printing setup?

Replies: 5

Views: 2014

Hi dtg

I came across a sublimation site the other day called www.subli-nation.com

It is uk based

I have signed up with it but have not had a chance to have a good look yet so can't say how useful it is.

dreckly

paul r

Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: my news

Replies: 21

Views: 2407

Good luck Derek

Do him proud mate, we are all here to help

dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Hi Steve

A new couple have taken over the shop and saved it from closure

dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall

Replies: 21

Views: 2060

Hi Steve

Where abouts in Cornwall are you

We are based in Falmouth so if you are over that way, pop in for a brew

Cheers mate and welcome to UKSB

dreckly

paul r

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: a spooky one

Replies: 20

Views: 1875

Red screwdriver (?)

But what does it all mean?

dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to the sign business Fulltime!

Replies: 10

Views: 1277

Yeah

He hasn't changed a bit

welcome back joe, you just couldn't stay away could you

dreckly

paul r

Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Europe v America

Replies: 7

Views: 476

I like the way way they have blurred out the woman in the background.

either that or she has had her face eaten off

paul r

Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Help with Banner Resolution

Replies: 8

Views: 858

Looking at the design, it would be real easy to vectorise and supply good quality graphics to the printer and as rob said, get sample/price if time allows.

good luck with getting the job Steve

paul r

Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: valentines card

Replies: 5

Views: 600

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: It's sill better than the one I got :roll:

paul r

Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Help with Banner Resolution

Replies: 8

Views: 858

Hi Steve

Andy Butler would be good guy to ask about this sort of thing. He does all of our banner printing and he really knows his stuff

I'll call him and get him to post a reply

Cheers

paul r

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Thanks all

So Jill is The Butchers bit right yet?

and is it just the OOs in looe that you feel need tweeking

I appreciate your input and I am learning a lot from this

Thank you again

paul r

Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

How about this Chris

I have put a lighter coloured inline around the letters.


dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Any better?

If not please give advice

dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:05 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Help- scaling down font using outlines

Replies: 11

Views: 3029

Hi Russ

I have been looking into buget sign software and a quick search on tinternet brought up this.

I don't know what it is like but I'm sure a few on here would have tried it

Check it out http://( no adsverts )/signcut.htm

dreckly

paul r

Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Nice one! I need to marry a talented lady that can do my drawings for me, but first I need to learn to vectorize like you Paul. -Marek And I need to learn to concentrate on text layout (I am sorting out the kerning jill) Thanks for all of your comments guys and gals, it's a fantastic way to learn t...

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:22 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Help- scaling down font using outlines

Replies: 11

Views: 3029

Hi again Because of a few Corel/Graphtec cutting probs I've recently had I am now doing my best to learn AI as I'm told this may be better for cutting Russ Hi Russ I don't know an awlful lot about illustrator so I can't really help you on that. If you select your object/text etc and go to 'object' ...

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

working on it Jill

dreckly

paul r

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: boy racers

Replies: 40

Views: 3006

Was it a Z750

dreckly

paul r

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Logo Design: Butchers

Replies: 28

Views: 4443

Logo Design: Butchers

Jules Drew it and I vectorfacated it

let us know whatcha think good and bad

dreckly

paul r

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Magnetic Signs: Steelers

Replies: 8

Views: 898

Thanks Jill

Great links

dreckly

paul r

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Magnetic Signs: Steelers

Replies: 8

Views: 898

I agree with Marek about the fonts Jill, you have a real talent when it comes to font selecton and layout.

Could you post the names of the fonts and where we can buy them, I need to invest in some new fonts.

dreckly

paul r

Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Grafiflex textile vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 1608

If it has a sticy backing this also help fantasticly when weeding as the stickyness keeps small objects in place

mamos

Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Video of that trip to France

Replies: 3

Views: 611

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Very good

dreckly

paul r

Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Possibly one of the tackiest signs ever!

Replies: 15

Views: 1319

i have a ford ka, and my names kate, maybe i should do something similar to my own!?! gonna have to stay late and work on some 'designs'!!! Kate :lol1: Nice idea Kate, and so Danny doesn't feel left out you could put Kate and Danny across the sunstrip I wonder if those name sunstrips will ever make...

Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Round magnetic signs?

Replies: 31

Views: 5052

http://cpc.farnell.com/productimages/cp ... 623680.jpg

What you need is something like this but bigger and with a sucker on one end instead of a point.

or you could stick the point into a offcut of mag material taped to the cemtre of th circle

paul r

Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: being a bit silly or what ?

Replies: 5

Views: 946

No probs Brian I think the important thing is to mention early on that there may be a charge for original artwork creation and also vectorizing supplied artwork if it is going to take time to do. We found that if you leave it until they ask to use the artwork for other purpose to ask for artwork fee...

Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: being a bit silly or what ?

Replies: 5

Views: 946

Hi brian This is a problem we have too but only if I forget to mention early on in the initial meeting that there could be charges for artwork if they want to use the images on other media. Then we charge for the design but give them a CD with the logo in several formats with a readme file stating t...

Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:14 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED !!!! Heat press.

Replies: 4

Views: 429

Hi Dan

I don't know why but second hand heat presses are really difficult to find at a reasonable price.

You could keep an eye on ebay but they all seam to go for silly money

We ended up going to R A Smart and getting a new one for under £500

search for ra smart on google

paul r

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:06 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: looking to buy a CNC router which one should i go for?

Replies: 4

Views: 2864

looking to buy a CNC router which one should i go for?

Hi all Now I know this is a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" type question but here goes. A friend has contacted me and told me he is in the market for a xyz CNC router with an 8' x 4' area and he has asked my advice as to which one to go for. Now I know the square root of zero abo...

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: does anyone have better suggestions for logo please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1335

Ahhh

Well spotted Carrie

I didn't see that

I'll get me coat

paul r

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:56 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: does anyone have better suggestions for logo please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1335

Hi Marko

Are they set on useing the yellow and black?

I think a light blue would look more electrical but this is just a personal preference.

Also you have two + signs, I would put a + and a -

What do you think

paul r

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fill In the Blanks

Replies: 20

Views: 1290

Stephen Sill wrote: Blame the Scots.


Marek, Isn't this the new name of your band?

or is the old name of your new band

i'm comfooosd :roll:

paul r

Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Plane Crash

Replies: 4

Views: 628

WOW

Close shave dude

paul r

Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:40 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise me on getting corel back please?

Replies: 11

Views: 3384

I had something like this happen the other day where my tool box became inverted so the pick tool, insted of being at the top was at the bottom.

I used system restore and went back in time a couple of days and all was well again in the world

Too late I know but just a thought

paul r

Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: links on page

Replies: 27

Views: 1501

Yer tiz Brian

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

I think to protect a single computer is only about £20 for two years

Can't be bad

paul r

Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: links on page

Replies: 27

Views: 1501

On the subject of virus progs I use avg from grisoft and it seems fine, better than mcafee which kept asking me questions every five minutes.

AVG is free for home use and I think I paid about £50 for the network edition (upto 5 computers) for two years.

paul r

Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:50 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone tell me how to cut from corel please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1920

I used to cut to my roland straight from corel but when I bought my summa cutter it came with winplot

Look on the internet for cocut which is a corel plugin interface for plotters I think

paul r

Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Connect Power

Replies: 9

Views: 939

Very nice design and layout

Do you have a lot of them to do

paul r

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Marek

Replies: 20

Views: 1482

Marekdlux wrote:I'm actually working today. I need to save my vacation up for my trip back over the pond in July.
-Marek


Will you have time to meet up with a few signmakers while you are over here

It would be great to meet up and have a beer

paul r

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Marek

Replies: 20

Views: 1482

Happy birthday mate

I thought you would be out ripping today

paul r

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3000 posts

Replies: 34

Views: 1563

Well done Shane

You have certainly added something very special to the site and I look forward to the next 3000 posts

paul r

Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: General Pricing Question

Replies: 4

Views: 944

As Shane has said Take into account how long it is going to take you to do the job including gaining access to the inside of the window-moving stock, racks etc- and cleaning the window prior to fitting the graphics. See if you can get the client the clear the area before you arrive. If it is a new s...

Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Awesome Paul!!! :thumbsup: wish i had the patience. One question on the lighter... The blue shade on the chrome part - I opened up the gradient to see your color combination, and they are darker than what the object really is. I thought maybe you had the tranparencey tool on it, but it's not.. ques...

Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Free Measuring Tape 'what material'

Replies: 23

Views: 3116

Just make one Russ and I will go round all 10,000 clients and measure them for you.

Will that work

I hope it will work

please let it work

paul r

Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Thanks for all the comments guys The car pics take between 8 to 12 hours depending on how detailed you want to make them This is the thing about vector art is that you can zoom into say a door handle or a windscreen wiper and draw it full size and make it very detailed. So you have to make a decisio...

Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: financial planning group ltd

Replies: 11

Views: 1909

I put the vinyl on afterwards Brian, then trimmed the vinyl with a stanley knife.

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: financial planning group ltd

Replies: 11

Views: 1909

Yeh, I did the same on the Boslowick sign http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=16418 Cut letters with jigsaw, lots of sanding, faced with vinyl and sprayed the edges with plasticote paint. not sure I would go through it all again, bit labour intensive but as it was myfirst time with flat cut ...

Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: financial planning group ltd

Replies: 11

Views: 1909

Looking good Brian

How did you attach the raised letters to the facia

How did you find cutting out all the letters and cleaning them up

Did you paint the edges of the letters

more soon

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:46 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: new product: coreldraw x3

Replies: 22

Views: 7421

Thanks Alan

That sounds promising then

I was thinking of getting their technical illustration suite because of the type of images I create but I may have a look at x3 before I make up my mind

cheers

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why do my topics dissapear

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Hi Ken

I hope you are not feeling too put upon

Welcome to the boards mate

Why don't you tell us a little about yourself in the Say Hello forum

cheers

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:37 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: new product: coreldraw x3

Replies: 22

Views: 7421

Peter Have they improved the contor function in the new version I hate the way corel 11 produces contours using thousnds of straight lines and nodes. If they sorted only that out, I would buy it At the moment I have to do my contours in another programe and import them back into corel which takes to...

Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Whats best to clean paint before aplication

Replies: 7

Views: 1707

I use panel wipe from an auto paints factor

It's the stuff sprayers use for cleaning car bodies before sraying

good stuff and I have never had a problem with it.

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why do my topics dissapear

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Are you sure they have been removed.

They may have just been moved tho another forum

Have you had a scout around

I'm sorry you are not happy but there must be an answer

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Here you go

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Do you want to see another one?

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Marcella wrote::o Paul, you're talents are wasted on signs!!!!


Carrie wrote:Bl00dy hell Paul ..... I agree with Marcella .... perhaps a different area of work for you should be on the cards?!!


I'm not sure if this means my pictures ar great or my signs are rubbish

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

Try this one

paul r

Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: For Kate and Danny

Replies: 23

Views: 1515

For Kate and Danny

Hi Kate and Danny You requested a vector version on one of my images so you could deconstruct it and see ho it is put together. I have chosen a simpler image for this as this image is more likley to show the same on your computer as it does on mine The dune Bug image has a lot of complex fades, tran...

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:52 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Cheers guys

Stevo, your new avitar bares an uncanny resemblance to Mark Lamarr :D

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: the de lacy hotel

Replies: 11

Views: 1517

Here's the address

uksigngroup@hotmail.com

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: the de lacy hotel

Replies: 11

Views: 1517

Hi Glen

Click on profile at the top of the page and then scroll down the the bottom of the profile page and you will find instructions on how to upload your avitar.

If you have any problems just email rob and he will upload it for you

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: the de lacy hotel

Replies: 11

Views: 1517

Nice work Glen

They just need some nice window frames to go with it now

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i join backing paper?

Replies: 14

Views: 2676

Wel it's just not good enough I tell you :evil:

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Cheers Shane Perhaps if Brian sees this he can come up with an application for them. Where they come into their own is when the object doesn't literally exist so I work from engineering drawings to do an artists impression. I am going to start on one soon of a Catamarran that only exists on the desi...

Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i join backing paper?

Replies: 14

Views: 2676

how can i join backing paper?

Hi All Just trying out a new vinyl and when I loaded it into the machine I noticed a wide (50mm) ridge running across the vinyl. On further investigation I found that the backing paper had a join in it mid roll. Is this normal because I have never come across it before. Would it affect cutting Weird...

Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:34 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i get Faded effects in coreldraw please?

Replies: 11

Views: 4246

All of the above is in CorelDraw

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:41 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i get Faded effects in coreldraw please?

Replies: 11

Views: 4246

Hi Peter

In the toolbox which on my computer is on the left of the screen.

Click and hold the fith button up and on the flyout there shoulb be a button that looks like a wine glass.

paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:11 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i get Faded effects in coreldraw please?

Replies: 11

Views: 4246

Hi Lee Select object Select the transparancy tool The toolbar changes to transparancy tools At the left hand end of the toolbar there is a box that should say "none" Change this to "uniform" and a slide appears with the defult setting 50% Slide the slider until the desired effect ic achieved paul r

Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:41 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Cheers Guys and Gals Peter, A piece like this one will take about 8-10 hours at the computer plus the time taken to go out and photograph the oject etc. If it is a big thing like a car I will work from photo's but if it is a small object that will fit on the desk I may do it from life. Sometimes if ...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

I have been known to vectorize the odd vehicle myself

paul r

Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vinyl graphics: highland cow

Replies: 13

Views: 2253

How cool is that! :o

Dave that is utterly fantastic

It's not just for one day though eh?

Did you vectorise it all as well?

Paul r

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:55 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Cheers Brian

I will download one from your website if I may and have a play

Thank you

paul r

Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:12 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Cool As I have said I have never used vehicle outlines so some of these questions may sound daft but here goes. Are they full size when you open them or do you have to scale them up I presume they are in vector format so can the user change the graphic or the colour or are they locked in some way to...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:02 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Justin out of ineterest where did you find that outline? (assuming you are in South Africa) haven't sold any over there. I don't use outlines either as most of our clients bring their vehicle along with them to our first meeting and I use digi photo and resize. However, Brian, Are you able to tell ...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:30 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

I'm not disputing that it may be easy for man of you experience John

But early on in the thead Jason remarked that his fitting skills leave a lot to be desired.

This is not the type of fit that I would suggest someone tackle as a first attempt.

Paul r

Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:01 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Very nice design mate

Your client should be pleased with that

Still a challenge to fit but go for it and I can't wait to see the finnished van

I would not attempt to fit this on my own, you will need a second pair of hands

Well done and good luck (fingers crossed)

paul r

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Here's one to keep you occupied....

Replies: 214

Views: 12258

Plus Half the picture is missing :o

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Swing sign post needed

Replies: 4

Views: 845

Cheers guys That's a good idea pete it doesn't have to be that hefty though as it is only a smallish sign. I never thought of making it out of PVC marek, what a goog idea Can't use it for this sign because she wants the sign to be as eco-friendly as possible so I might look into reclaimed timber but...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Swing sign post needed

Replies: 4

Views: 845

Anybody have any ideas

I may have to make my own

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: printing on to garment vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 919

I would talk to andrew at Express banners 01204 698 787

He is excellent in the banner department and may well be able to sort out your your t-shirt prints as well

It's worth a try

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:04 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Help- scaling down font using outlines

Replies: 11

Views: 3029

No probs mate

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:49 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel Help- scaling down font using outlines

Replies: 11

Views: 3029

Hi Russell First of all go up to window at the top of the screen, then down to dockers and then tick contour. Now type you text and go to your newly appeared contour docker and clik on the left hand one of the three squares at the top of the docker Now click on outside offset 3 steps 1 and see what ...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TERVE!

Replies: 17

Views: 1819

criky that was all a bit quick

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TERVE!

Replies: 17

Views: 1819

Hi Marko

Welcome to UKSB

It's nice to meet people from different places in the world

Where in Finland are your from

I will have a look at you town on google earth

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: printing on to garment vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 919

I think anyone with a versicam/cadet should be able to sort you out.

What colour shirts are they going onto

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:26 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: printing onto garment vinyl???

Replies: 2

Views: 1564

Hi Lorraine

Is it posible for you to post the logo for us to look at because there are a few ways you could do this

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Swing sign post needed

Replies: 4

Views: 845

Swing sign post needed

Hi all

I'm looking for a supplier of posts that can be concreted into the ground and carry a swing sign

You know the ones, like a hangmans gallows type thing

paul r

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting a flood coated substrate..

Replies: 3

Views: 759

Hi Nathan We try to drill and countersink the hole before we floodcoat with vinyl, that way you don't damage the vinyl with the drill. We then heat and push the vinyl into the countersink and pierce a hole for the screw to go through. When fitting, do up the screw almost all the way with the battery...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:36 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Re: Please help First van design

My application skills leave alot to be desired so i don't want it to be too complicated. Justin You hit the nail on the head with this statement in your first post. A complicated design fitted badly will not win you any favours A cleaner design fitted well will impress your client and bring you in ...

Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hearing test

Replies: 5

Views: 614

:D :D :D

Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:43 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with First van design?

Replies: 44

Views: 7267

Hi Justin If your application skills leave a lot to be desired then I think you will struggle with any of your designs. I would go with something more like Marcella has suggested but try to keep the large areas of colour down to a minimum Trying to fit a design like this if you are not confident in ...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Lettering: Stevo Design/Jill Labor

Replies: 16

Views: 1837

I'm liking that a lot guys

you are an inspiration

paul r

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trade Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 821

We deal with mainly one supplier for most of our day to day vinyl needs One thing we find very helpful is the fact that we talk to the same guy for every order. Over the couple of years that we have been with them he has become familier with the equipment we use and the products we order on a regula...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Re-cycling sign wastage - who does it?

Replies: 4

Views: 861

We do the same as Hugh Send small ofcuts of vinyl to local schools and play groups, this is also a very good way of introducing your business to them, we have had business from the schools we have donated to. All the cardboard is collected for recycling including tubes although these we also send to...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eco freindly Signage

Replies: 6

Views: 1173

Just a quick note

I found some eco paints suitable for outdoor use at

http://www.ecospaints.com/

paul r

Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eco freindly Signage

Replies: 6

Views: 1173

Hmmmm Corrogated cardboard, painted with mud & blood (hers, of course)? You'll have to re-do them after every rainfall, but the turnover for you will be great! :lol1: :lol1: Sorry.....I'l leave quietly sir..... Nice one Lorraine :D :D Macky Good idea The problem with this type of client is that...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eco freindly Signage

Replies: 6

Views: 1173

Eco freindly Signage

We have been asked by a client who is very environmentally aware if we can supply signage that is environmentally freindly Any Ideas? I know that they make plastics from hemp and the like but what is an eco way of making signs I said the the most eco freindly way was to reuse her existing signs as m...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much do you guys charge for logo design

Replies: 16

Views: 2077

Shane Drew wrote:
What an excellent idea. Mind if I copy that? :o :wink:


No probs Shane

You have given so much in the past, it is the least I can do

paul r

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More food for thought

Replies: 2

Views: 302

Thanks Shane

How do you ever get any work done or do you employ a researcher to find all this stuff for you.

paul r

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: does this mean the date is over?

Replies: 7

Views: 580

Nice work

I like the etch work on the windscreen and the very subtle graphics on the bonnet

paul r

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much do you guys charge for logo design

Replies: 16

Views: 2077

Thanks Shane Hi Peter I put a readme file on the cd stating that the logo was created by me but the copyright is held by the client. They have commissioned my to produce a piece of artwork so the copyright goes to them. I also have my contact details in the readme file so if a printer etc needs the ...

Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much do you guys charge for logo design

Replies: 16

Views: 2077

Thanks for all of you comments guys and gals They are all really helpful Logo design is a large part of our business so getting the price balence being affordable and making a profit right is important. We tend to have a basic start rate for logo creation of around £100 for which the client gets a h...

Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much do you guys charge for logo design

Replies: 16

Views: 2077

How much do you guys charge for logo design

Hi all Having a review of our prices for 2006 and we do quite a lot of Logo design and I don't think we are charging enough for this service. We also come up with Tag lines etc for our clients which they go on to use for many years and we don't even charge at all for these :o Any input would be grea...

Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle stripping - How much to charge

Replies: 14

Views: 2082

Hi John If the graphics have only been on the vehicle for under six months you should not have too much of a problem removing them If he is a regular customer and you know you will get work from him in the future then I probably wouldn't charge him for the removal of something like this. If in the f...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: So, Now Chrismas is over, what next?

Replies: 3

Views: 479

I quite enjoyed my christmas this year

but I am really looking forward to the new year

Next year is going to be bigger, better and brighter than 2005 I'm sure of it

Good luck everybody, enjoy the ride

paul r

Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Here

Replies: 14

Views: 1245

Hi James and welcome from Paul & Jules in sunny,funny falmouth in cornwall

paul r

Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It is a wonderful internet!

Replies: 5

Views: 569

Hugh, you not the Messiah, your a very naughty boy

paul r

Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Game video song

Replies: 2

Views: 394

The link doesn't seem to work anymore

try http://www.break.com/index/wowporn.html

paul r

Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Game video song

Replies: 2

Views: 394

:D :D :D :D :appl: :appl:

class

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: flash program's

Replies: 19

Views: 3924

You could do a screen capture John

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:28 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: flash program's

Replies: 19

Views: 3924

But John because flash images are vectors the client should be able to get hold cuttable artwork for you

no excuse

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:25 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with new shop layout?

Replies: 48

Views: 7725

And a decent bottle of wine :pink:

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:07 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with new shop layout?

Replies: 48

Views: 7725

Can you post up what you have so far or a picture of you business card/letterhead to give us all something to go on.

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Alarm systems?

Replies: 20

Views: 2672

Cheers Lorraine and Rich

We may have to move to new premmises soon so may give en a call

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Alarm systems?

Replies: 20

Views: 2672

Do you have a contact for them Rich

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

And who says the Cornish are laid back and you can never get anything done.

Although you haven't received them yet so perhaps I should keep quiet.

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Gardening Leave

Replies: 10

Views: 1256

That does sound a little harsh Kev

Are you leaving Signmaking or are you starting up on your own?

Whatever you are going to do may I wish you good luck for the future.

Have a good christmas mate, you've got a whole new year just around the corner.

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

I bet it makes a hell of a mess of the workshop though Carrie

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:37 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: flash program's

Replies: 19

Views: 3924

Hi Rich

If you have Coreldraw suite you will have CorelRave as well

This is a similar program to flash and produces flash files

paul r

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

Yes Rich Foamx Forex etc The reason we chose forex is because we had it here at the time, it's easy to work with and it gave the desired thickness (10mm) I will send off for samples of as many different materials in the new year and have a play I would love to have a go with signfoam if there is a s...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Fluff n Stuff

Replies: 14

Views: 2153

Nice work Jayne

I love the artwork is it all your own design or did the client supply artwork

mamos

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

Cheers Rob I enjoyed the fitting of this sign as it was very easy and quick The client came out and looked at it when it was just the backboard covered in little nylon cups and looked a little disapointed but five mintes later when he looked it was finnished We used the ball and cup locators from a ...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: thanks all post

Replies: 4

Views: 593

Have a good one all of you

paul r

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

Hi Martin

I did want to have a go at doing it all this time so I just used the materials I had in stock.

I think I will out-source the letters next time and using colour coded materials would be the way to go I think

paul r

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: aluminium sign blank supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1339

Call Gary at sign solutions on 01159 633444

paul r

Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

Cheers Shane, All 10mm PVC Lorraine, Cut the letters out with a jigsaw covered with orange vinyl with application tape on it. Trimmed the vinyl to the shape of the letters with stanley knife and then spreyed the edges orange. Then put the the cream and the gold vinyl on the letters and assembled Rea...

Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

Replies: 20

Views: 3287

Flat cut lettering: Boslowick

This is our first attempt at the flatcut letter thing

Let us know what you think

paul r

Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A very special day

Replies: 28

Views: 2188

Well done John

Thanks for that, Fantastic

I'm filling up :cry:

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello All

Replies: 11

Views: 1112

Hi Darren

And welcome the UKSB

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Crimbo Everyone

Replies: 5

Views: 515

Merry Crimbo Everyone

Merry Christmas and a successful New Year from Paul and Jules at Mackerelbus

Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Freestanding Sign: The Mono Curve

Replies: 5

Views: 944

Nice one Billy

Is it lit at all

It would look fantastic at night if it was interally lit

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A very special day

Replies: 28

Views: 2188

Just trying to cover myself and to let people know that there was no ulterior motive for the post I made. I have had my knuckles wrapped in the past for mentioning the name of a past member and I was just trying not to let it happen again

Paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 11 The new number???

Replies: 14

Views: 1542

spooky :roll:

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:05 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone give advise & opinions on summa D120 SE?

Replies: 10

Views: 6660

Hi Silvio

Same as above regarding the summa, good strong machine

We cut straight from corel through wincut to the plotter no probs

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A very special day

Replies: 28

Views: 2188

A very special day

I hope this post is taken in the spirit that it was intended and I don't want to put the cat among the pigeons but I thought there may be some people on the forum who might like to know that Dewi and Cal are getting married today and I wish them all the luck in the world.

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Xmas card to all on the boards

Replies: 10

Views: 816

Your welcome Dave and Dave and Lorraine :D

paul r

Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Xmas card to all on the boards

Replies: 10

Views: 816

Nice one

Merry christmas Dave

paul r

Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Superman Copyright ...is this allowed !

Replies: 56

Views: 5809

Hi Andy

Long time no see

Love that link, no I really love that link

paul r

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Cheers guys

Just like to report that the PVC pipe cement works really well and when I tried to prise it the stud off this morning the stud broke before the glus gave way so result

And what with it being pipe cement it should be waterproof as well

paul r

Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Oh yeh Big G

Found it sniffed if stuck it having a bit of a sit down now

strong stuff in more ways than one

Just say NO kids

paul r

Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Cheers guys

Never thought of PVC pipe glue, that should work and I think I've got some under the sink

I will give it a go

If that doesn't work I'll have a go with araldite

Thanks again

mamos

Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Will Gripfill be ok

paul r

Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Cheers Andy

I am trying a couple of different glues to see it they work

I will have a lok on 3Ms website

paul r

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Replies: 8

Views: 1248

Flatcut letters, Which adhesive?

Hi all

I have cut some letters from forex and I am using Snapfix fixings consisting of an alkathene cup which screws to the backboard and a clear acrylic ball type stud that glues the the back of the letters.

What adhesive should I use for sticking acrylic to forex?

Cheers

paul r

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Garment prints: Frsh

Replies: 4

Views: 911

:D :D :D

I thought it said fish too Carrie until I read you post

Funny how you brain (well my brain) can be tricked into seeing what it wants to see.

Hmmmmm Fish 'n' Chips

Sublimation Rich?

paul r

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: solution to mounting acrylic panel

Replies: 10

Views: 1415

Nice one Rich

Looks really good, nice solution

paul r

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: solution to mounting acrylic panel

Replies: 10

Views: 1415

Crikey mate

That all look a bit involved

Hope you made a decent profit on it

paul r

Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doctor's car

Replies: 8

Views: 1335

Ask you supplier before using fluorescent yellow as it has a very short lifespan and you don't want the conpany comming back three months down the line complaining that the stuff has faded.

We had a bonnet graphic fade out in three months

paul r

Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:44 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how to securely fix a 8x4 sheet of dibond to a wire mesh?

Replies: 11

Views: 3922

If you want something a little more robust try these

http://www.cse-distributors.co.uk/cabmg ... e-ties.htm

paul r

Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:05 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Combining rendered and vector drawn graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 1601

Hi Phill If you have photoshop, try clicking the magic wand on the white backgroung to select it, then press Ctrl+shift+I to invert the selection thus selecting the image then copy and paste. This will put the image on a new layer. now delete the background layer or just click the eye on the layer p...

Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: King Plotters

Replies: 4

Views: 1732

King Plotters

Hi all

Have any of you folk heard of a plotter going by the name of KING

Do you know if this is a rebadged plotter and if so what was the original called

Flexi can't find a plotter called King

I hope this makes sense

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sub it or Snub it?

Replies: 9

Views: 1296

We are looking at subing out installations I think what with all the tools, regs and insurances it will be easier to sub them out.

Also we can tackle larger jobs if we sub out the heavy work.

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: a Tickle in the Trossachs letterhead meet

Replies: 12

Views: 2324

Hi Stewart

Welcome to the boards mate

Your website is an inspiration I just hope it stays up on the boards long enough for people to see it

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:11 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with more layout suggestions please?

Replies: 17

Views: 3435

Can we muck about with the logo or is that set in stone

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with more layout suggestions please?

Replies: 17

Views: 3435

That's odd

Vector file sizes tend to be quite small

What if you keep the vehicle as a jpeg then brian shouldn't get to upset and upload the text as an eps or ai file

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with more layout suggestions please?

Replies: 17

Views: 3435

Can you pop it up as a vector so we can have a play

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pest Control

Replies: 24

Views: 1501

Dave Lowery wrote:My trap worked...


I wonder if it will work on those e-sure adverts on the telly

paul r

Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:59 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Garment Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 2933

Once the print is on there it's there to stay We print hundreds of hoodies for an extreme sports company and their team riders wear them every day to ride and wash them nearly everyday. We recently had to upgrade the garments because they were wearing out but the print was still perfect. Out of the ...

Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pest Control

Replies: 24

Views: 1501

Have a look at this site

http://www.martleyelectronics.co.uk/pes ... odent.html

you have to scroll down

paul r

Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: colin hill

Replies: 8

Views: 1756

I missed this one

Great work Chris that looks fantastic

paul r

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pest Control

Replies: 24

Views: 1501

:D :D :D

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A bit of truth in this I think!

Replies: 4

Views: 519

:D :D :D

paul r

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pest Control

Replies: 24

Views: 1501

Get a cat

paul r

Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Go on just try -- bettcha' can't win

Replies: 3

Views: 463

I got six

Its real difercolt

paul r

Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:39 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Garment Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 2933

We always give our print a quick pressing with the silicon sheet because the sticky backing does lift the edges slightly. Use silicon or teflon paper any time there is naked transfer showing like a final press or when you are doing a multi colour print and there are bits of the first layer poking ou...

Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:23 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Garment Printing

Replies: 8

Views: 2933

Hi Neil First of all, Welcome to UKSB and good luck with your new venture. We mainly deal with Victory Design and always find them very helpful and friendly. Ask for Glynn when you call victory as he is in the garment film department and can answer most questions thrown at him. Whoever you get your ...

Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is they a way of removing lettering once it has been heated?

Replies: 25

Views: 5802

Yes, is has a sticky backing In that case you may be able to use a bit of thr sticky backing big enough to cover the offending print, place over print and give it a pressing to heat up the print without too much pressure. As soon as you release the press start peeling of the backing and the print w...

Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is they a way of removing lettering once it has been heated?

Replies: 25

Views: 5802

Does it have a sticky backing

Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is they a way of removing lettering once it has been heated?

Replies: 25

Views: 5802

Hi Clive

This may not help you now but it could in the future

xpres do a vinyl removal spray and it works really well but the longer the print is on there the more glue it seems to leave behind.

What garment vinyl are you using

paul r

Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thanks Rob

Replies: 2

Views: 466

Thanks Rob

Hi All

I would like to thank Mr Lambie putting my picture and a small write up covering my John O'Groat to Lands End ride earlier this year in the latest copy of SignWorld page 14.

Jules was just leafing through and there I was.

Cheers Mate

Good photo too

paul r

Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best Tshirt Vinyl for layering please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1175

Hi Andy

Haven't seen you for a bit.

We have never had any probs with Victory stuff, it's just the sticky backing grips the garment surface a little when you remove it and causes it to stretch a little.

paul r

Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: i've got a swimming pool

Replies: 20

Views: 1838

Carrie, do you ever get over to Wellesbourne market.

Ther used to be a stall hireing those spa pools by the day.

So you could have one installed for a special occasion.

paul r

Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:47 am

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: whats the best software to use with a pcut 630 please?

Replies: 4

Views: 3021

Hi .............?

Why don't you like useing CorelDraw?

Paul r

Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Graphic: glider

Replies: 26

Views: 4645

Is that you up there Chris

paul r

Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: i got a new toy today !!!!!

Replies: 19

Views: 2511

Paul Meadows wrote:Is that a bit bigger than my craft robo Roy?


Size isn't everything Paul

paul r

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Now, this is talent

Replies: 2

Views: 485

Wow

paul r

Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:51 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED!!! Budget heat press

Replies: 1

Views: 337

Carrie had a heatpress for sale

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=14812

I don't know if she still has it

paul r

Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Christmas

Replies: 16

Views: 7954

we've just booked our christmas dinner

paul r

Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: missing number 7

Replies: 18

Views: 1295

Having a weeding nightmare and deciced to have a break for coffee and a bit of UKSB and this post has cheered me up no end.

Thanks guys

paul r

Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:52 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Is there a way of creating truetype fonts in coreldraw?

Replies: 7

Views: 2618

Hi Alan

I can't find a pfb format to export it as

If I can't create fonts in Corel, does anyone know of a cheap/free piece of font creation softwear

paul r

Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:52 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Is there a way of creating truetype fonts in coreldraw?

Replies: 7

Views: 2618

Is there a way of creating truetype fonts in coreldraw?

Hi All

Is there a way of creating truetype fonts in coreldraw

I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was possible to export characters as ttf format but can't get it to work.

Cheers

paul r

Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need a new van?

Replies: 7

Views: 1209

oh dear

paul r

Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: White hi viz clothing - supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 2126

Hi Lee

Justy saying hello really because I haven't spoken to you for ages

I have never heard of white hi viz clothing it may be worth asking Andy Picton based here in falmouth as I know he makes workwear.

paul r

Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Longer life Flourescent Vinyl supplier?

Replies: 2

Views: 969

Longer life Flourescent Vinyl supplier?

Do any of you kind souls know of a long life Flourescent vinyl.

We have done a fleet of taxis with a flourescent vinyl and it has started fading after only a few months

Any ideas?

paul r

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:08 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Standard cutter settings - whats yours?

Replies: 19

Views: 6483

Interesting question Hugh

I have a summa d60 and my normal settings are 400mm p/s and usually 90gr of pressure however I have upped this to 100gr as my blade is a little old

paul r

Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Funny e-bay description

Replies: 17

Views: 1640

£205.00 now for a tent you can buy new for £14.00 in argos:o

What's the world comming to

paul r

Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl would be suitable for polyester flags?

Replies: 1

Views: 883

Victory Design sell easymark (formaly Hotmark) this is suitable for pressing onto polyester or you could sublimate it

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall

Replies: 16

Views: 2060

We are just down the road from you at Falmouth Wharves near the marina

pop in and say hello if your passing

cheers

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Funny e-bay description

Replies: 17

Views: 1640

Make sure it's dry when he sends it

Don't want to pay the postage on all that moisture

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Funny e-bay description

Replies: 17

Views: 1640

That sounds like a bit of a long shot to me

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a different layout for this logo please?

Replies: 25

Views: 4422

Does he need a lot of them

Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:26 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a different layout for this logo please?

Replies: 25

Views: 4422

Why does it have to be one colour

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Funny e-bay description

Replies: 17

Views: 1640

I can't believe it's nearly upto the full asking price of a new one.

perhaps Argos should adopt this marketing stratagy

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall

Replies: 16

Views: 2060

Hi Andy

I'm from sunny funny Falmouth

Where are you based

If you ever find yourself in our neck of the wood, pop in for a brew

paul r

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Funny e-bay description

Replies: 17

Views: 1640

Funny e-bay description

Found this yesterday and how it made me laugh :lol1: :lol1: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Argos-Pro-Action-Sydney-1-man-Tent-Classic-Design_W0QQitemZ8706890812QQcategoryZ36118QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem 12 bids already and 4 days to go (only £14 brand new in argos) Also read the question...

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Carpet Fitter

Replies: 12

Views: 2600

Yeh, He lives down near you Brian

You can't miss it thats for sure

paul r

Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: A1 Car Bodywork

Replies: 4

Views: 895

Nice sign

It stands out, that's for sure

What paint, vinyl, airbrush do you use.

We have done a bit of paint on vinyl in the past and we are in the proccess of doing our own vehicle at the moment so any tips/info welcome

paul r

Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Carpet Fitter

Replies: 12

Views: 2600

The reason this carpet guy wanted green is because he races Kawasaki motorbikes so the green on this van is as close to Kawasaki green as we could get (well as close as we had in stock anyway. He loved it so that was the main thing and ha paid us when he dropped the van off, which was nice. :) paul r

Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Carpet Fitter

Replies: 12

Views: 2600

Thanks for your comments Working on a Sunday is quite normal for us but only to come in to do a van or such. We try not to be open to the public on a Sunday if we can help it. I know what you mean Jill about the white letters but by keeping the font open it meant we could go large without it being t...

Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:19 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Carpet Fitter

Replies: 12

Views: 2600

Van Graphics: Carpet Fitter

This Sundays job

Client wanted big and bold

paul r

Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Trawler Fishbar

Replies: 16

Views: 2427

That is bl00dy fantastic (hot)

You've got to be pleased with that

How long did it take in all

paul r

Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Karaoke for the deaf

Replies: 3

Views: 475

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

That's put a smile on me face

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:38 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for a lightbox?

Replies: 14

Views: 2493

Or you could get Big G to do one.

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Locators

Replies: 4

Views: 975

Dave

I have just spoken to them and they do the medium sockets in black.

The ball part is clear but this his hidden inside the socket when in use.

If you need large quantities they can get the lerge sockets in black.

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for a lightbox?

Replies: 14

Views: 2493

Thats the one

Thank you very much Carrie

I will take full responsability

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Locators

Replies: 4

Views: 975

I'm not sure if these guy do them in black but it may be worth a phone call

http://www.snapfix.co.uk/

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: when i got to end of vinyl roll i had stripes along vinyl?

Replies: 7

Views: 1553

Yippy (hot)

What a fantastic tip

I had this problem the other day and had to bin about three mtrs on vinyl

The vinyl had taken on the texture of the cardboard tube it was wrapped around

If I knew then what I know now.........

Thanks Andy you are a star

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for a lightbox?

Replies: 14

Views: 2493

Before you go ahead, Big G did a fantastic demo on a special effect you could do with light boxes.

I can't find it at the mo because of the work that is being done to the forum.

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Dually Truck

Replies: 14

Views: 1788

What a team :clap2:

paul r

Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: drawing

Replies: 5

Views: 638

Cool :clap2:

paul r

Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with garage sign layout please?

Replies: 21

Views: 4011

I like the wording in Jills design "All Makes & Models"

paul r

Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with garage sign layout please?

Replies: 21

Views: 4011

How about something like this

You may have to play with spacings etc as done very quick.

paul r

Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: another camera for sale!

Replies: 2

Views: 407

is that padding on his horn or is some guy running around without his shorts

paul r

Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle signage: country cleaners

Replies: 15

Views: 2640

Well done Andrew How did you find putting a large graphic on dry, any problems? I like the design, nice and clean as you say. The only things I would have done differently would be:- Get rid of the word 'Telephone' and move the number up slightly. And put the lines of text under the main logo on the...
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