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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:17 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mens Fashion

Replies: 5

Views: 11797

Hi Reiss, you need to stay in more and get online, great choice, much better than walking round crowded shopping centres,apart from a bit of people watching ofcourse. :D

Cheers

Dave

Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:46 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: New laptop advice

Replies: 35

Views: 11386

Not sure how relevant the reliability list is above, they seem to be only going on the number of 'repairs' reported to themselves. It is a bit like saying there are more faults reported with Ford cars, but there are more Ford cars on the road than any other so more faults will be reported! Samsung h...

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you organise your jobs?

Replies: 19

Views: 3433

I used the T card system with the following headers, Enquiry, Quoted, Design, Cut, Make, Install, Invoiced I also had file trays with similar headings and moved the individual file and T card as the job progressed. I and anyone else in the office could see at a glance what job was where in the progr...

Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:52 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: What is a good Polo shirt ?

Replies: 9

Views: 3582

Kustom Kit for me too, did some in 2005 with my logo and they are still like new, worn every day (obviously I had a few to rotate every coupe of days).

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:38 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB launch Vehicle Wrap Training & Accreditation course

Replies: 71

Views: 44884

Just come across this as not been on for a while! Well done Rob, what you have achieved and seem to continue to achieve for the sign industry is brilliant, I take my hat off to you. I did the wrapping course with Roland and found it very informative and enjoyable and it gave me the confidence to und...

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:23 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted - used signlab

Replies: 2

Views: 1316

Hi Colin I have version 7.1 Vinyl Pro sitting idle, Pm me an offer.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:16 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice on have creating a website plase?

Replies: 44

Views: 20653

That's fine Kevin, as we are only pre book holidays anyway and normally full well in advance so if someone is travelling in the area to book the next night or within the week forget it we will more than likely be full. Our next free weekend forexample is after 23rd August :D

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:24 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice on have creating a website plase?

Replies: 44

Views: 20653

Dave[/quote] I'd have to say that site looks ok but is the opposite to what I believe a website should be. There's not an image to be seen so doesnt tell me anything about the whole idea really. Couldn't imagine that concept selling anything but maybe I'm wrong. Is there a reason there are no images...

Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:28 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Sign Estimate Software, advice needed please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5395

Hi Robert, what you do is fill you data base with every price for every material you use and your hourly rate for each type of work so I had a price for design work for travelling, for fitting, for weeding/cutting etc. You can even have the price of screws/bolts, absolutely every item you might use ...

Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:07 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice on have creating a website plase?

Replies: 44

Views: 20653

www.chleire-haven.com no advertising for signs so should be ok here :D

Dave

Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice on have creating a website plase?

Replies: 44

Views: 20653

Mark check my website out, the guy that put it together is not expensive and easy to talk too. I designed the site and got him to put it together, at first he said it couldn't be done, I recon he just wanted everything in boxes nice and easy, but he did it in the end and we have had loads of complim...

Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New Irish supplier Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 2711

Thanks Myles just checked them out online, I passed that Ind.Estate on friday could have dropped in for a chat :(

Thanks for all the contact, should get sorted one way or another.


Dave

Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:16 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Sign Estimate Software, advice needed please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5395

Touch systems with their Clarity software.


Cheers

dave

Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New Irish supplier Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 2711

Baltimore south of Skibbereen.

Dave

Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New Irish supplier Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 2711

Thanks guys, Print Solutions don't stock Oracal 751 or Avery 700 infact they said nobody in Ireland stocks the 700 series!

Ordered panel and some Avery 600 and we will see how it goes.

Gavin, Robert Horne won't deliver to me that's why I am looking elswhere.


Thanks again

Dave

Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:13 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice needed - expanding business

Replies: 15

Views: 3679

When I got big jobs in during a busy time I used someone else to do the design work, fortunately for me , I used to work for them so knew them well and they knew the local clients even though they then lived the other side of the world!

Good luck

Dave

Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:04 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New Irish supplier Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 2711

New Irish supplier Needed

OK so I have tried to order vinyl through RHG and been told I am too far south! GREAT, I have been using them (Europoint before) for 7 years but as I moved to Southern Ireland a few years back it seems I am now out of reach. So I need a new supplier who sells either Oracal 751 (as some only sell 651...

Sun May 29, 2011 12:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hairitage Shop Frosted vinyl/ fascia

Replies: 17

Views: 4846

Excellent job Martin, I miss doing that type of work :(

Cheers

Dave

Thu May 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Equivelant vinyl to the old Oracal 751

Replies: 2

Views: 1050

I am aware of that Robert, but RHG have to order Oracal from UK whereas they have Avery in stock, so I am told!

Cheers

Dave

Thu May 26, 2011 12:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Equivelant vinyl to the old Oracal 751

Replies: 2

Views: 1050

Equivelant vinyl to the old Oracal 751

I have always used Oracal 751 vinyl and continued when it changed to 751c, I know a few people changed to Avery vinyl when the 751 became cast, so just wondering which series of Avery you guys use for every day use and which you would use on boat names exposed to salt water etc? It seems easier to g...

Thu May 26, 2011 12:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: I need a very sticky vinyl for HP printer, Advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2316

Timmy wrote:Try fasttyre material.


What's that? Link?

Cheers

Dave

Sun May 15, 2011 1:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear vinyl vehicle graphics

Replies: 5

Views: 1979

Yep, I have used Etch effect vinyl on various vans, looks great. I can see how matt clear would work, but would have thought gloss was too subtle! Still I know what you mean about the effect on bus. cards etc.

Cheers

Dave

Sun May 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Gallery Various:- Mizu Spa

Replies: 10

Views: 3236

Nice neat job John well done. Only thought is the Mizu logo in the fish tanks, I would have had it facing the customer when seated, that way it acts as a subliminal thought while they are getting the pedicure, but the customer probably wanted it that way, and they are always right!. Just saw this fi...

Sun May 01, 2011 3:12 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Who uses clarity or something similar?!

Replies: 6

Views: 2693

I used Clarity when I had my sign shop, great bit of software and yep I paid the £18/mth sub and yep they solved any problems very quickly. I used it mainlt to price jobs and produce invoices/quotes but it does a load of other stuff too. For keeping track of orders I used the 'T' card system split i...

Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:59 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Edge II+ EnVision375 plotter and various ribbons

Replies: 2

Views: 854

You sure its not just a dirt issue? I used to get the odd line too, but when I cleaned the vinyl and around print area(on machine) using IPA they disappeared until it sat for a while and dust collected. Kept vinyl in plastic wrap to help. Cheers Dave PS I sold mine recently (southern Ireland)as I st...

Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:25 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Caravan Doctor

Replies: 26

Views: 10979

what about a cut out cross in the middle, effectively showing the van colour (can't tell if it is white or silver)

Cheers

Dave

Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:19 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 610 cutter wanted

Replies: 1

Views: 608

610 cutter wanted

My Graphtec has stopped working so I am looking for a replacment until I get it repaired, anyone got a small cutter sitting in a corner unused, prefer Roland or Summa?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Pictures: traditional Background paint effects for my signs

Replies: 32

Views: 21795

Brilliant work Shane, lovely to see, thanks for showing and lets see some more please.

Cheers

Dave

Mon May 24, 2010 5:36 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Omega 2.5 dongle

Replies: 4

Views: 1595

Hi Craig, I have Omega for sale but think it is 2.2, don't suppose that is any good?

Dave@bluefish-designs.co.uk

Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rant against "Graphic Designers".

Replies: 46

Views: 4950

Sorry but I have been splitting my sides at this all evening :lol1:

Watch this... Hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfprIxNfCjk


Thanks Stephen

logo, logo, logo

Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rant against "Graphic Designers".

Replies: 46

Views: 4950

brilliant Steven Murray :lol1:

Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:47 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: anybody made a homemade cnc??

Replies: 38

Views: 33206

they look pretty cool Mike and David, it is something I have looked at in the past but thought the same as Chris. Didi you follow some specific plans, do you have a link?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:00 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: **SOLD** - Roland Camm 1 Pro CX500 54" Vinyl Cutter

Replies: 21

Views: 5917

An excellent piece of kit I am missing it, far superior to my Graphtec. :(

Cheers

Dave

Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:49 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec 'off scale'

Replies: 4

Views: 3400

Even in the middle of cutting? Surely if it set up correctly before the blade rests at the origin point, after checking the width, it should be correct?

Taken me far too long just to cut some small clothing vinyl.

Anyway done now, thanks for your input.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:10 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: One Shot Paint Supplier

Replies: 14

Views: 11223

sorted now thanks, ordered from Wrights of Lymm and cheaper than others too.

Thanks for the Irish contacts guys.

Dave

Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:08 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec 'off scale'

Replies: 4

Views: 3400

Graphtec 'off scale'

OK not having a good day, now my plotter is playing up. It keeps going off scale when in the middle of a cut, what's that all about?

Cheers

Dave

Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:19 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Why has my sign blank suddenly gone black?

Replies: 4

Views: 3364

Why has my sign blank suddenly gone black?

Why has my sign blank suddenly gone black? When I open a file the sign blank (which is normally white with grey outline) has gone completely black, I can go into options set work space colour and it says white there!!! Any ideas please Dave :police: Mod-Edit * Please use "Descriptive Topic Titl...

Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:35 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Aluminium Trestles & Catwalk for sale

Replies: 8

Views: 1742

They look great Derek, bet they are cheap! :)

Dave

Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: One Shot Paint Supplier

Replies: 14

Views: 11223

Thanks guys, I phoned Phil but they don't do the grey I need so will try the others.

Yep Harry I moved to CoCork, but I have some jobs to do back in Scotland, so heading back next week, along with a few court visits still chasing money!

Thanks again for your help.

Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: One Shot Paint Supplier

Replies: 14

Views: 11223

One Shot Paint Supplier

HI Guys, where can I buy One Shot in UK? Did a google search and only found USA suppliers!

Cheers

Dave

Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:48 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Edge and Plotter

Replies: 0

Views: 480

Gerber Edge and Plotter

I have a Gerber 1 and GSX15+ plotter for sale all in perfect working order. The Gerber has had a new head and not been running flat out so should be fine for years. There are something like 23 ribbons with some new replacement refills. A selection of vinyl to suit and some work to pass on with it. I...

Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Slate sign

Replies: 21

Views: 1826

Hi John, I have done a few stone/slate signs before and just applied vinyl to it after a thorough clean. My own house sign is on a stone with Nikolite and it has been there for 7 years and just starting to show signs of weathering. Also done gold leaf on slate using vinyl as template. Cheers Dave

Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:44 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Irish vinyl jockey wanted

Replies: 4

Views: 810

Hi Chris Just seen this maybe too late, but if you are still looking give me a shout, dave@bluefish-designs.co.uk

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just won my second copyright case

Replies: 51

Views: 7531

I see the Money Claim site only works in England and Wales, no use in Scotland :(

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just won my second copyright case

Replies: 51

Views: 7531

I agree with Jason on this. The thing that you have to consider is, the customer paying you to design a logo, or paying you to put graphics on his van? There is a designer near me who does not do graphics of any sort just designs logos and he sells that design for £500 so then the customer comes to ...

Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Irish Suppliers

Replies: 2

Views: 516

Thanks Brian

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just won my second copyright case

Replies: 51

Views: 7531

I know where you are coming from David, but I have said no to at least two companies that wanted me to do their work but I knew another company had done the design. My reply was, " if you can buy the copyright from the other company, I will do the work if not sorry I can't help". Yes I los...

Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Irish Suppliers

Replies: 2

Views: 516

Irish Suppliers

I have moved to southern Ireland and was looking for suppliers of the usual stuff, I am not doing much in signs but it is handy to find out who is good and reliable for when I need some vinyl or board.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just won my second copyright case

Replies: 51

Views: 7531

Well done Peter gives us all hope. I have just found out that a new company in my old area has copied a logo I did but changed it slightly to avoid copyright. Also another well established company has copied two logos exactly as I had done so I was thinking of doing something about it. The cost of t...

Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:04 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Highlighting in Signlab

Replies: 2

Views: 2119

Thanks Peter, I can't quite get the same effect but it is close.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:57 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Highlighting in Signlab

Replies: 2

Views: 2119

Highlighting in Signlab

I created a graduated circular green background last year(light in centre going to dark at the edges) (can't remember in what programme) but want to re-create it in spot colour in Signlab 7.1. I have tried various options but can't see the answer :(

Anyone know how?

Cheers

Dave

Thu May 21, 2009 10:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what are the limitations of the Gerber Edge?

Replies: 16

Views: 3422

Hi Neil, I have been using the Gerber for some years now and find it indispensible. I have been printing the usual car stickers both self cling and adhesive, which are printed on clear then white printed behind. I did a big job using gold ribbon (which solvents cannot print) onto brown banner vinyl ...

Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:42 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Roland CX500 Help Please

Replies: 8

Views: 3342

Hi Gareth, Sorry to see you are having teething trouble getting the communication right , there is nothing worse. When you get there though it will be well worth the trouble. Sorry I can't offer any constructive help, but I am missing my Roland :( Cheers Dave PS the vinyl will still be here for a co...

Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:30 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Signlab & roland cutter for sale

Replies: 3

Views: 780

SOLD

Thanks

Dave

Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:19 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Used Board Cutter Wanted (excalibur / steeltrak) type

Replies: 4

Views: 757

Hi John, I have a Javelin 3m and heading over the water next week if delivery was needed.

Dave

Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:06 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Signlab & roland cutter for sale

Replies: 3

Views: 780

Go on Dave pleasantly surprise me :D I bought the Roland in November 2003 at 18months old, it had only been used a couple of times which is why it was for sale. I started using it in January 2004 and it has only been used by myself in my one man band operation. I spoke to Roland who say they sold th...

Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:12 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Signlab & roland cutter for sale

Replies: 3

Views: 780

Signlab & roland cutter for sale

This is the Designer Signlab 7.1 which enables you to all your designing for print and cut but not actually print or cut from it, so you will need another Signlab to perform those operations. I used it on my labtop at home for after hours work. Comes with Font chart manuals discs and dongle obviousl...

Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: which print and cut machine?

Replies: 7

Views: 863

Actually Kevin I have one of the converted ones and it never misses a beat and produces first class prints, the only negative side is the slow printing but I am not a large company doing hundreds of metres a week.

Actually it might be the SC500 can't remember now :oops:

Cheers

Dave

Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:21 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Wrapped BMX and Old Skool Decals

Replies: 7

Views: 1393

Very nice job on the chocolate BMX cant believe you got it so neat on the welds and join to bottom bracket.
Isn't the chain pin on back to front? :)

Cheers

Dave

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:37 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser engraver, which one?

Replies: 7

Views: 3001

Thanks for your input guys, much appreciated. The Epilog seems to be the winning one at the moment.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:31 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Uninstalling a printer

Replies: 22

Views: 3578

Hi Marcella, have you gone into the driver window and deleted it from there, same place you update driver from?

Cheers

Dave

Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:42 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Head loose!

Replies: 3

Views: 2004

Just phoned Graphtec and they diagnosed the problem. The head had been knocked out and the plate holding the top two rollers had moved, undid the screws and it sprung back into place :D

Cheers

Dave

Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:02 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Head loose!

Replies: 3

Views: 2004

Hi Paul, thanks for that, I had a look but my wheels seem to be mounted on a thick aluminium lug, quite sturdy. There are some file marks on the aluminium frame, so I think someone has been tampering!

Cheers

Dave

Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:41 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Head loose!

Replies: 3

Views: 2004

Graphtec Head loose!

I have just purchased a second user Graphtec CE5000-60 and the cutting head floats on the carriage! Is this normal? My Roland head is solid on the carriage as you would expect, but when the Graphtec cuts the force down is causing the head to move up, difficult to explain, sorry. Anyway is your Graph...

Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:59 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted-Cutter for 610mm Vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 940

Sorted now with a Graphtec C5000

Cheers

Dave

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:44 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: can someone help with a word document please?

Replies: 4

Views: 998

Thanks Macky, I will try that for next time.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ideas needed to rectify wood beading problem

Replies: 3

Views: 414

Ideas needed to rectify wood beading problem

HI Guys, did a name board for a Synagogue last week and it is now giving me major problems due to the heat in the place! Names were printed onto banner vinyl then applied to Foam X, between the names are 12mm wooden beads held in place by double sided tape top bottom and middle. Now the middle point...

Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Can anybody recommend an external hard-drive please?

Replies: 23

Views: 4184

Same as Peter, I use a Buffalo Link Station, have done for 4 years, no problems, and you can actually copy to a separate usb drive off the Buffalo to take off site.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:28 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: can someone help with a word document please?

Replies: 4

Views: 998

Thanks Tim, I had no layout on the right click! :( I have set to the back already. Just had someone phone and sort it out, I needed a new text box over the image :oops: I don't really use word so it is all new to me.

Thanks for your help

Dave

Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:12 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: can someone help with a word document please?

Replies: 4

Views: 998

can someone help with a word document please?

I have created a word document (as that is what the customer wanted) for a companies letterhead, and covering the page I have placed a faded image of his logo like a watermark. If he opens this file he won't be able to type text over the 'watermark' as clicking in that area highlights the image read...

Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Has your turnover dropped?

Replies: 18

Views: 2090

yep orders coming in thick and fast, was up on last year for January but Dec was normal. Pitty I am leaving.

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help with a short term vinyl please?

Replies: 5

Views: 700

Thanks guys. Graeme, the job was originally to have magnetic aper behind the vinyl so we could make magnetic flames, but the price was too much and they wanted a cheaper solution. The board is up now so difficult to make the area magnetic. I will try that Lorraine thanks. Spoke to Dorotape and they ...

Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:23 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help with a short term vinyl please?

Replies: 5

Views: 700

can anyone help with a short term vinyl please?

I am looking for a vinyl that can be stuck, for say a week, then taken off and stuck again. I seem to remember reading about one for car forecourt use, where they advertise price etc. These are for tiny 'stickers' on a board inside, I have tried Self Cling but the ink (small flame shape in centre) i...

Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Encapsulation Company Needed

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Thanks guys, Gill that looks pretty good, I will call them in the morning.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Encapsulation Company Needed

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Hi Martin, by encapsulation I mean the print is embedded in resin on a fibreglass base. Usually seen at nature reserves castles etc where the panel needs to be weather resistant.

I had a look in the sign mags and did a Google search but no joy.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Encapsulation Company Needed

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Has nobody on here used such a company?!

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:37 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted-Cutter for 610mm Vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 940

Where are you based Peter?

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:05 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted-Cutter for 610mm Vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 940

Wanted-Cutter for 610mm Vinyl

Hi I am looking for a small cutter to carry on doing small signs and clothing logos when my business sells. Need one capable of cutting rolls 610mm wide, but not 1220mm wide due to space available. Prefer Graphtec, Roland or Summa, no chinese rabbits or whatever! :D

Cheers

Dave

Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Encapsulation Company Needed

Replies: 8

Views: 899

Encapsulation Company Needed

Could someone recommend a company to do encapsulation for an interpretation Sign.

Many Thanks

Dave

Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:29 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: assortment

Replies: 22

Views: 9966

Very impressed, lovely work and thanks for showing

Cheers

Dave

Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:11 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB Members Gallery Jan-Dec 2008

Replies: 32

Views: 38951

Brilliant work....

Cheers

Dave

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Signwriting my Classic Mini Pickup

Replies: 15

Views: 5348

Nice Mini Paul, I am selling mine now as I don't have time to get it back on the road, so if you know anyone interested :D

Look forward to seeing the final result of yours.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing Software...

Replies: 51

Views: 8129

James, try Touch Systems Clarity Professional, I have been using it for 6 years now and it is brilliant, a real time saver and you have all your figures at the touch of a key, profit on each job, turnover, job material list, quoting letter, invoicing etc etc. Despite what Ali says it is a tremendous...

Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:19 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Sign Business For Sale

Replies: 2

Views: 902

Hi Martin, sad because I am selling a business I have built up in to an excellent business. Moving to Cape Clear, where I have lived before and always wanted to go back. I think Angelica (from the boards)lives not far away and there are two other sign shops in Skibereen. I am keeping all my sublimat...

Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Workshop Heating

Replies: 21

Views: 2171

Oil radiator at computer, infrared over worktable and at printer. Plenty of layers on me :)

Cheers

Dave

Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:12 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Sign Business For Sale

Replies: 2

Views: 902

Sign Business For Sale

OK I am moving to a tiny island just off Southern Ireland and giving up my sign business :( . I have someone interested in taking it over but not that convinced he has the readies, so I thought I would place it on here and see if there is any interest for someone wanting to move to Scotland. If ther...

Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:08 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: DGI Omega 40 driver

Replies: 5

Views: 3539

Hi Frank, I just tried that and got a HPGL error 1, any ideas?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:41 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: DGI Omega 40 driver

Replies: 5

Views: 3539

Thanks Graeme, I will give them a try

Cheers

Dave

Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:06 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: DGI Omega 40 driver

Replies: 5

Views: 3539

DGI Omega 40 driver

I am trying to test the above plotter, but there appears to be no driver for it in Signlab, any ideas please?

Cheers

Dave

Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:14 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser engraver, which one?

Replies: 7

Views: 3001

Hi Martin, I did a search, but wanted people who use lasers to engrave items to offer advice. I remember reading Rodney's essays years back and found them very interesting, in fact I think he said in one of them, that you would be better buying a laser than a printer as they are more versatile. Chee...

Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:45 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser engraver, which one?

Replies: 7

Views: 3001

Laser engraver, which one?

Just wondering which make of laser engravers you guys are using as I am looking into this market. After the recent import of sublimation goods I was wondering about importing one myself, eek! Is there a huge price between a non metal marking laser and one that can mark metal, and is it really necess...

Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:27 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: io error in Corel

Replies: 2

Views: 814

Thanks Nick, I tried them, but just sorted it by increasing the VM size (whatever that is)

Cheers

Dave

Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:26 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: io error in Corel

Replies: 2

Views: 814

io error in Corel

I am trying to import a Signlab eps file into Corel 12 and I get an io error!

Any ideas please

Dave

Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Long time no see.........

Replies: 34

Views: 2926

Hi Paul, good to see you back here, we have done business a few years back. We discussed doing light covers for my X99 kit car, remember.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Identity Theft Insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 350

You are getting old and miserable :lol1:

I had MBNA offer the same for £5+/Month and you get free access to Experian. I got all the figures thrown at me too, when I declined.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Will polyester with PU coating take heated vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 696

Will polyester with PU coating take heated vinyl?

I have some jackets to do and see the label says 100% Polyester with PU Coating, can I heat onto this?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:51 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Which Broadband Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1136

Hi Ian, I have free broadband from Orange, comes with my mobile package and has been brilliant. I believe that Aol (which takes over your computer) and the likes of Tiscali can get bogged down with traffic in high demand times, but you may not been using it at those times so may be ok. By the way I ...

Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help with fitting window tinting vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 2858

Jonny, I thought it was always done wet! If the window is curved you will need to put the tint on the outside, back-to-front and heat the material to conform to the window curve, remove them apply to the inside.

I am no expert, but that is what I understand you do.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Users of V** Telecom ltd wanted

Replies: 2

Views: 527

Users of V** Telecom ltd wanted

I signed a deal with the above company last year with the promise of a free new Panasonic Telephone system (worth about £1000) and a saving of 30% on my calls. It turns out I actually signed a lease for 7 years :o for the system and no calls included. Also turns out the guy has done the same to thre...

Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:55 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How to fit built ups with LED's to a wall. Wire routing prob

Replies: 6

Views: 2182

I did one to rendered wall and just ran a conduit along the bottom of the letters. Do the same and paint it brick colour or grey to match the mortar.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:12 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

Yer thanks Gavin, printed fine eventually after the polygon conversion, just don't understand how you printed it ok from the original file and I couldn't, makes me think SL is a bit suspect.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

All sorted now, see other thread.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer advice, just another example of how this site is invaluable.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

Steve you are a genius :D when I converted it to Polygon the file changed to look like the 'pinched' printing and new nodes appeared!! changed them to straight and thats it sorted.

Thanks to all who took the time to look into this and offer advice.

Cheers

Dave

Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

Dave please read all the thread, I created the file in Signlab sent the signlab file to another sign company and they printed it OK (so they say) but don't know how they printed it, ie from Signlab or through another rip.



Cheers

Dave

Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:20 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

such is the problem of having two threads on the same problem! Created in Signlab 7.1 using rectangle/circle tools to create the lines curves etc, welded as it was going to be cut in vinyl initially, then when I checked for any stray nodes it changes all nodes to a different type (curve) that you ca...

Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:41 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

Ok back at it again, I converted the file to PDF from Signlab and look what happened :o

It came out looking just like the printed job, so whats doing that?

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:48 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

already done that Claire, made no difference.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:47 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

oblong with fill then welded to the curves

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:01 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

I have tried it on clear and white, different makes. sent it to someone else who printed it fine.

dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:53 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

tried everything now Chris, but no joy

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:48 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

I have moved the print to the other end of the printer and tried printing it horizontally instead of vertically, but still no joy


Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:12 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

Just done another and checked for flatness, infact there was a couple of 'bulges' but not where the pinching print was!!!!

:(

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can I can buy plain white MODEL transit vans?

Replies: 35

Views: 4078

I did a couple for customers as a freebee went down very well. I bought them of Ebay, and I do a lot of stickers for a guy who does them for birthdays etc.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:39 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

created in Signlab 7

File on its way

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:12 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Printing Problem

Replies: 23

Views: 4026

Roland Printing Problem

Here is a scan of the printing problem I am having

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:03 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

That's interesting it seems to be at the same point on the file, but not the printer, so there must be a communication problem, is that right?

Dave

scan in portfolio thread

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:40 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

Thanks guys, I cleaned the encoder strip and tried again, but still no joy. The narrow points are on both horizontal and vertical lines, printing bi directional 8 passes.

Cheers

dave

Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:55 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Not printing straight lines

Replies: 25

Views: 3925

Not printing straight lines

When my Roland prints a straight line it is distorting it so it looks like it has been pinched in places, any ideas as to correct it? Lines are 2mm wide.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:32 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Design Software running on Vista

Replies: 4

Views: 1158

Hi Nick, sorry I have Signlab 7.1, Adobe Creative Suite 3, Corel 12.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Design Software running on Vista

Replies: 4

Views: 1158

Design Software running on Vista

I am looking at getting a Dell XPS Laptop and just wondered if all my present software will run on Vista. I was going to ask for a down grade to XP, but read the other day that XP is going to be discontinued from next year!! Is that right? and what are peoples experience todate?

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How would you fit this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1471

VHB tape to the sides and white heavy duty cable tie in centre top and bottom.

Dave

Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:58 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Welsh gift shop,paint & airbrushed

Replies: 18

Views: 1851

Brilliant work, love it

Cheers

Dave

Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:37 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Melco Embroidery Machine For Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 1022

Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:10 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Melco Embroidery Machine For Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 1022

Someone on here is thinking about it, but you can send any offers through my website.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:25 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Using Shadowlab

Replies: 3

Views: 1888

Using Shadowlab

I am trying to create a shadow using shadowlab, but I always get a rectangle as the background so can't place it on top of other objects. How do I get rid of the rectangle?

Cheers

Dave

Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: The best designed vehicle wrap!

Replies: 32

Views: 10839

My favorite is one posted here, can't seem to find it though. It was a foreign job (Berlingo I think) with a wood effect background.


The Sky ones do catch your eye though

Cheers

Dave

Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:10 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Melco Embroidery Machine For Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 1022

Melco Embroidery Machine For Sale

I have a Melco 01 embroidery machine, very robust and heavy (needs two to lift). Single head/needle so great for starting off in this field. Comes with computer and software (old) but I have a new Wings software available if the buyer wants to purchase that as well. Moving out of my premises and don...

Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me source "Beach flags" please?

Replies: 3

Views: 443

I looked at making these myself as they were rediculous prices to buy in. Managed to find a carbonfibre pole maker (carp fishing rods), but they wanted to charge alot as a few enquiries had been made regarding this, so they thought they were onto a good thing. Gave up in the end.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Graphics : TFW Furniture

Replies: 21

Views: 4760

Well done Warren, nice job.

Dave

Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:03 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Does anyone have software for sale to run a Gerber Edge?

Replies: 3

Views: 672

Hi Karl,

I have Advantage (old) and Omega 2.1 I think it is, don't use it as I am all Signlab .

What's your best offer? Pm me.

Dave

Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:41 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: T shirt printing money saver

Replies: 9

Views: 1932

Yep, been using it for years, and find the same as Kevin, the colour from sport shirts comes off on to the paper!

Great tip

Cheers

Dave

Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:22 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted Laser Engraver

Replies: 0

Views: 383

Wanted Laser Engraver

Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone on here has one of the above sitting in a corner gathering dust?

I am thinking about moving into this market and need to see what is available at what price.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:00 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Staff Required + Benefits + Vehicle

Replies: 2

Views: 765

Sounds like your plans have changed Paul, for the better I hope.

Best of luck

Dave

Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:12 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Importing PDF Files to Signlab

Replies: 4

Views: 1941

Thank you very much guys, nice to be learning.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:21 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Importing PDF Files to Signlab

Replies: 4

Views: 1941

Importing PDF Files to Signlab

I need to import a PDF file into Signlab 7, the file has 7 pages but when imported I only see 1 page, what do I need to do to see all pages?

Cheers

Dave

Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:24 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice on Forex Smart

Replies: 3

Views: 1246

Thanks for the advice guys.

I am at the Marine Resource Centre in Barcaldine now Gavin although it is not good so will be moving before the year end.

Nice weather at the mo, not as good as Spain was though!

Cheers

Dave

Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:42 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice on Forex Smart

Replies: 3

Views: 1246

Advice on Forex Smart

Has anyone used this material for indoor signs? I want to produce a name board which will be nearly 5m (split in three)long by just over 1m high, I am printing the names in gold on matt brown vinyl applied to the face of the board. I was going to use Foamboard but thought the Forex smart would be be...

Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cheryl Smith WINS Sign Show Awards 2008

Replies: 86

Views: 16210

Well done Cheryl, excellent achievement and well deserved too.

Sorry its so late I was in sunny Spain when you won, just catching up with things now.

Congrats :appl:

Cheers

Dave

Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Would you setup your sign business in Spain?

Replies: 8

Views: 1175

Just back from Spain, was over there on a searching holiday just to see what the areas were like and opportunities. Very disappointed with the neglect and the lies we were told (from british estate agents) about property and areas we were looking at. Met some brits living there (not hard, they are e...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:06 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How to? on Grafi-C-Print

Replies: 16

Views: 4071

Hi John, I sent some off to Nigel and they recon there was nothing wrong with it, said it must have been washed wrongly.

Cheers

Dave

Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Purple Abstract Vehicle Wrap

Replies: 6

Views: 3258

WOW that sends my eyes funny, hope I don't have to follow it :o

I am about to wrap a Trafic and wondered if to wrap vertical or horizontal? I remember James saying never to have a vertical join over the contour of the panel, so did you do the drivers side vertical or horizontal?

Cheers

Dave

Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help please with copyright issues?

Replies: 96

Views: 7304

Wow been too busy to be on here for weeks, then this old subject appears. The way I work is, I own copyright unless the customer buys it from me. The way I see it is my customers are asking me for a sign/van livery/flyer etc, they are not asking me to design a company logo, then supply a sign/van li...

Mon May 26, 2008 12:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Our new Logo

Replies: 27

Views: 2528

Yer nice one Phil/Alison

Cheers

Dave

Mon May 26, 2008 10:28 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Garment Suppliers

Replies: 2

Views: 468

Always www.uklonline.co.uk

Cheers

Dave

Fri May 23, 2008 7:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: doeas anyone have a pantone 393match to Oracle 751?

Replies: 4

Views: 683

Thanks Lynn, you are a starr.

Cheers

Dave

Fri May 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: doeas anyone have a pantone 393match to Oracle 751?

Replies: 4

Views: 683

Sorry Lyn, it should have been 356 green :oops:

Thanks for looking

Dave

Fri May 23, 2008 6:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: doeas anyone have a pantone 393match to Oracle 751?

Replies: 4

Views: 683

doeas anyone have a pantone 393match to Oracle 751?

I can't seem to find my Pantone book, could someone tell me the closest match to 393 with Oracle 751

Cheers

Dave

Tue May 13, 2008 12:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which design do you think has the correct shadow effect?

Replies: 19

Views: 2754

Peter wrote;You need to rotate it a bit so the base line is the same for the start and end letter What do you mean by that peter?

Dave

Mon May 12, 2008 4:17 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which design do you think has the correct shadow effect?

Replies: 19

Views: 2754

Thanks for all your input guys, yep middle one for me too.
Alan I will try that way and see how it looks too.

Dave

Mon May 12, 2008 12:58 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which design do you think has the correct shadow effect?

Replies: 19

Views: 2754

which design do you think has the correct shadow effect?

OK I have a boat name to do with a shadow, the name is in an arch (not my scene). I have produced a shadow in signlab (using shadow tool) but because the text is on an arc, the shadow is produced as if the sun is shining from the top right, so the amount of shadow under the text varies. That is OK i...

Tue May 06, 2008 1:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i source wheel Covers please?

Replies: 8

Views: 935

Warren if they are the hard plastic ones, I have had trouble with them cracking, especially in winter when it's cold. The mat ones are ABS and far more resilient, I only sell them now.

Dave

Fri May 02, 2008 9:30 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: removing viny from garment

Replies: 4

Views: 1206

Hugh, I don't know if it is a lot of text, but I have removed words by touching the vinyl onto the heated platen and it just peels off, sometimes you get a dark area where it has been. Guess you could just use an iron directly on the vinyl, as I have had customers complain that theirs has come off, ...

Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How far will you travell to quote for a job?

Replies: 13

Views: 1438

Sounds pretty good advice.

I live 22miles from workshop and the next town is 1Hr drive away, so I try to do inspections when I am doing another job there.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone make a machine that applys application film

Replies: 6

Views: 1165

Have a look at the Easy Taper Daniel, there is a link on the front page. (Ok there used to be) just google

Cheers

Dave

Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: which method do you use to store customer files?

Replies: 3

Views: 603

Hi Jason, I use a 'T' card system, job sheet and sign computer software as follows. Job sheet written, date, when required, job number, customers details, and job description. A 'T' card is then written with date, job number, name and customer contact, this is a different colour depending on the typ...

Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:30 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: macdonald ventilation

Replies: 5

Views: 889

Yer neat job James

Nothing light a bit of wind(ventilation)

Cheers

dave

Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:11 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Sign Business For Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

Hi Andrew, I am off to Spain fingers crossed, that's the plan anyway, split with the misses so selling off before she gets her hands on it :lol1: I thought I would advertise here before putting it in the Sign mags, it really is a great opportunity for a couple to take on, I just can't do 12hr days 7...

Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:38 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Sign Business For Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

Sign Business For Sale

Ok Thought I would put this up here before going in the magazines just to see if there is any interest. One man operation with occasional help, has huge potential for two man team, I just don't have enough hours to get all the work. Set up 4 years ago only two sign shops in area (other one has bad r...

Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:56 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: What sort of sign background do you have?

Replies: 37

Views: 12839

Hi Kimberley, it is always interesting to see where folk have come from before they started in signs. Was a fish farmer before, growing mussels, due to health problems had to sell that went into insurance sales (through looking for a policy to cover a self employed fish farmer), it wasn't really me ...

Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:48 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Roland Vehicle wrapping course is it any good?

Replies: 133

Views: 73241

Yes Rob it as James. we had two cars so plenty of practice between us all working in groups of three and individually on sprinter doors. No test at the end, but also got shown laminating set up and points to note, all part of the wrapping process.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:53 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Roland Vehicle wrapping course is it any good?

Replies: 133

Views: 73241

Brilliant course, excellent instructor, think he used to do the Graphytip course anyway, (yep its the same guy Peter)

Difference I think is we had two different vinyls to compare and got a 'tour' of the Roland facilities, lunch was included too.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone have experience or advice on paper compactors

Replies: 27

Views: 2812

John there is a refurbished Unic on fleebay at the mo.

Didn't get bike, got Roland printer instead, hopefully that will help me buy the bike in the near future. :D

Cheers

Dave

Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best way to make money?

Replies: 89

Views: 11118

Great advice John, I should do that too would be a real eyeopener, if I had the time. When I worked with the last sign company, which had been in business for 11 years, was paying less than £3000 in rent/rates paid two people and the owner. The owner was taking home less than the workers! I decided ...

Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats the best way to make money?

Replies: 89

Views: 11118

Just finished my fourth year on my own, first two years all profit went on tools of the trade, made some money in third year then last year it went on rent/rates etc. Moving to new unit next month and saving over £5000/year on a unit twice the size I had before, so hopefully I will make some more th...

Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i achieve a rusted look onto signage?

Replies: 5

Views: 866

I cut a fish and text out of steel some years back, let it rust, after brazing the edges (for colour effect). Then varnished it with marine two part varnish, three coats, and it is still the same after 5 years.

Best of luck.

dave

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what size of trestles should i buy 8 or 10 foot high?

Replies: 9

Views: 1157

Martin rollers do help to load from the back, but trestles are 'A' shaped and 10ft ones weigh a bit so not so easy to load from the back. At the end of a long day I would be prefer to be loading the 8ft ones and a shorter platform especially when the wind gets up :o oow decisions decisions :-? Cheer...

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what size of trestles should i buy 8 or 10 foot high?

Replies: 9

Views: 1157

I got the 10ft ones, but wonder how you are going to put them on the roof? I have a Vito van so the roof is lower than a transit, and I load them from the side. I have a 3m platform (heavy) which I have to load by standing on the van floor(through side door) then on top of the two trestles. They are...

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:14 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Cyrious software - How much does it cost?

Replies: 12

Views: 4089

hum Mark Checkley, is he not an x Clarity(touch systems) guy think he took lots of customers with him or something.

Anyway I use Clarity Professional, brilliant system used by another big sign franchise company.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what technique can i use to press fleeces please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1356

I cut a piece of neoprene (waste from local wetsuit manufacturer) to the shape of the logo/text and place some foil bubblwrap with a hole cut out for the logo, this stops the heat getting to the rest of the fleece, works a treat.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:04 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about cleaning a sandstone statue?

Replies: 13

Views: 7391

Harry it is a portable system, comes on a trailer and the last time I was searching Farrow Sytems I did see an Irish operator on the list. Do a search for Soda Blasting that will do the trick also.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:29 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about cleaning a sandstone statue?

Replies: 13

Views: 7391

Unlike mike i would recommend sandblasting, as I do it :D Look for a Farrow Systems operator, it is the rolls royce of blasters using water and grit, it is used in the restoration of many delicate items, and can strip one layer of paint at a time, they recon you can take ink of paper with it!! Cheer...

Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:33 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: where do i start with backing-up my pc's?

Replies: 14

Views: 3064

Thanks Peter, taking a look now.

That is more or less what I have Rob, but the guy set it up to backup to an online server, which you have to pay for, and I just want it to backup to another drive so I can take it off site.

Cheers

Dave

Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:46 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: where do i start with backing-up my pc's?

Replies: 14

Views: 3064

where do i start with backing-up my pc's?

OK could someone proficient in computers tell me EXACTLY the best way to back up all my files on my Buffalo Link Station Pro. So, I have XP Pro and need to backup all files on my Buffalo to a Hard drive linked to it via usb. Preferably set up a weekly/daily backup Should be really simple, it's just ...

Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Driving down the price

Replies: 10

Views: 1339

OK you had better pm me the suppliers details on the sheet costs, I want them too.


Cheers

Dave

Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: here is an essential wrapping tool

Replies: 16

Views: 5490

Yep just got one a few weeks ago after seeing some wrappers using them. Got mine from Halfords.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: pink swift car

Replies: 24

Views: 5384

well impressed Cheryl, another brilliant job.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:29 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: How do you run two monitors off the one PC?

Replies: 35

Views: 6334

Must try this sometime, a photographer friend had this set up and said he would never go back to single screen.

Cheers

Dave

John chaeck your pm please

Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:24 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Curtain side vinyl supplier needed please?

Replies: 18

Views: 2544

sorry to go off topic, just trying to get Johns attention. John I sent you a pm a while back did you get it?

Dave

Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:49 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent work: vans & shops

Replies: 16

Views: 2732

Brilliant work Macky, always love the fascia work you do

Cheers

Dave

Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: our very first attempt at van wrapping

Replies: 20

Views: 7121

I would agree, one of the best wrap designs I have seen

Cheers

Dave

Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:20 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Contacts management

Replies: 7

Views: 1328

Peter, I purchased Clarity from the start, not heard of the other. I use the reports regularly too, great bit of software.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:54 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Contacts management

Replies: 7

Views: 1328

I use Clarity Professional which is my estimating, invoicing software, also.

Google it from Touch systems

Cheers

Dave

Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Did anyone in Oban do this?

Replies: 2

Views: 630

Hi Derek, yer the other sign company did that, but the previous owner was going to come to me for his next van as they didn't do a good job on the helmet. Just found out yesterday that the company was taken over.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:46 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: am i crazy buying an epson 9880 for signage work?

Replies: 98

Views: 40942

Interesting what you are saying Simon, as I recently spoke to an inkjet printer repair guy who was saying that HP guarantee there uv inks for 12 years!!! Started me thinking this solvent lark was just hype. I have put signs out printed with my Encad and laminated, that was 2 years ago and no complai...

Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:28 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carving step by step: lindenwald farm

Replies: 7

Views: 3347

Superb work, loved the 'video'.

Thanks

Dave

Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Xpres... I am not happy!

Replies: 87

Views: 12977

Sorry Cameron, I was out doing a Rally car so missed your call. I am very happy with Europoint but just pointing out some facts as a comparison to Hughs situation. We have discussed this before on the phone, but we need to speak again :wink: I appreciate there is a cost to you guys and I don't get c...

Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for some advice, thoughts on wages?

Replies: 10

Views: 1386

You would be looking at £12000 to £15000 with big company here, I know a very big company in Glasgow pays £14000 as starting salary for their designers as there are so many out there wanting full time jobs.

What you expect to get and can get are miles apart.

Good luck.

Dave

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Xpres... I am not happy!

Replies: 87

Views: 12977

I suspect you are right Hugh, as they use another courier to get materials to me, so who knows where the blame lies with damages. It is not that I was told not to complain, the words were "if sheets are going to arrive damaged then we will just stop supplying you" this was after the third ...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Xpres... I am not happy!

Replies: 87

Views: 12977

Sorry to hear all your hassle Hugh, we could all do without this type of thing to enable us to just get on and earn an income. I have received wrong items from Europoint and I get charged for them until they are returned, thing is they will not collect them from me, I have to return them myself whic...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Unit Size & Price please?

Replies: 26

Views: 3517

Blimey :o I am paying more than the Gatwick prices in a small west coast town with no good industrial units.

Time to move.

Dave

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question from an Art Student please?

Replies: 5

Views: 500

Now that's clever Ian :o

Dave

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Question from an Art Student please?

Replies: 5

Views: 500

It's Monday Phil, what do you expect :-?

Dave

Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:39 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Roland Vehicle wrapping course is it any good?

Replies: 133

Views: 73241

I was hoping to :)

Dave

Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:12 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Roland Vehicle wrapping course is it any good?

Replies: 133

Views: 73241

Ian Bingham wrote:Think Dave is going with Gavin They can tell us all about it :lol1:


First I have heard of it.

Dave

Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printed thiny metal box

Replies: 10

Views: 1101

Pad printer?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help have a problem with locators & rynabond

Replies: 12

Views: 1346

Yer, those pesky slimy locators :lol1: I had the same problem, but I had used sandpaper on both surfaces, used a two part adhesive, and yep they lasted a month, then tried Superglue, got another few weeks out of them. Ended up using 3m double sided tape and they have been there for over a year! Chee...

Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Canvas Printing tips, advice?

Replies: 22

Views: 3187

May be the frame shrinks Peter.

Dave
Happy New Year to all

Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help please need some advise with design rights?

Replies: 17

Views: 1644

Gavin, I don't see it as unhelpful either, if they want letterheads/business cards etc we get them printed for them. I also do clothing, so there is no need to go elsewhere unless I have upset them :D The recent issue is with the local paper, I have asked them on several occasions if they think abou...

Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help please need some advise with design rights?

Replies: 17

Views: 1644

This has popped up again :) When I made enquiries re copyright some years ago the various bodies informed me that there is no copyright on the layout of the text on say a van, however if the text (Font) has been artistically altered then it is copyright. I had this with a customer 3 years ago, he di...

Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:54 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Roland Vehicle wrapping course is it any good?

Replies: 133

Views: 73241

I am with you on that one Ian.

Dave

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sand Blasting using regular 7yr Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 745

That depends if you are pressure blasting or suction blasting. Blasting in a cabinet with a suction gun say on to glass you would get away with it, I have, but if you are pressure blasting say to do a wood sign, you need blasting vinyl, as Steve says.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Road Signage Suppliers?

Replies: 5

Views: 898

I presume you know off Gibsons in Glasgow?

I think Brimark do this type of stuff now too.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:02 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrapping help and advice?

Replies: 17

Views: 5224

Peter Normington wrote:he gives all his trucks ladies names

Peter

But those trucks are called MAN! :lol1:

Dave

Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:30 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2537

just kidding :lol1:

Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:48 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2537

Peter is that not just for printing the swatches from your own printer to check colours? It is only on Print&Cut I am on Vinyl Pro. (May be I should upgrade, Know anyone selling P&C) :D

Dave

Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:21 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2537

I can double click each colour used on the worksheet then change from RGB Oracal 751 etc to CMYK Oracal 751 etc but can't see where to make CMYK the default.

Cheers

Dave

Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:50 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2537

Nick, I use the vinyl palette then export to Corel and change there. Don't see a RGB palette in Signlab, arg, wait a minute this is vinyl pro so guess there won't be one.

Just had a look on print&cut nothing there either, or do you mean use the image icon and convert there?

Cheers

Dave

Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:59 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2537

can anyone help with PDF saving in Signlab7.1 please?

Can anyone help me here, trying to avoid exporting/importing in to Corel to convert vinyl colours to cmyk to then publish to pdf for my trade printers to print from. When I 'publish to pdf' in Signlab they are coming out RGB and (unlike Corel) there is no option to convert to CMYK. Cheers Dave

Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: suppliers please of Window Perforated Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 944

Jonny, take a look on the boards Rob did a demo of his own window film which I have used on quite a few rear van windows. Basically cut lines of 2mm and leave lines of 3mm, like the one way mirror stuff seen in shops.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:52 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Removing Background

Replies: 10

Views: 2548

File now attached under graphic design help

Cheers

DAve

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Removing Background

Replies: 10

Views: 2548

its a bitmap from a word document, I am not at the work computer so will do it tomorrow.

Cheers

Guys

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Removing Background

Replies: 10

Views: 2548

Removing Background

Is it possible to remove the background of a PDF file?

I have managed to double click it in Signlab 7.1, select the path and delete it upon which Signlab crashes :( I have Photoshop (hardly use)/Coral 12)

Anyhelp would be appreciated.

Thanks

Dave

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:17 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with a large van layout please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1062

Thanks guys, Martin not having trouble really just don't like it and was hoping you guys had a better layout. Yours is horrible Martin :lol1: Terry the lines under the tel numbers are not really there, that's something I learned early on, they look like recesses etc on the outline but in reality its...

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:14 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with a large van layout please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1062

Crickey the blue has come out a bit strange (that seems to be the thing today). It should actually be slightly darker than Cobalt blue, silver text with a black shadow.

Cheers

Dave

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:08 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with a large van layout please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1062

can anyone help with a large van layout please?

Looking for some help with the attached please.

Swoosh is his logo (as on his other smaller vans) text in silver, just finding it hard to fit to such a large van (Crafter LWB).

Any ideas?

Cheers

Dave

Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: t shirt vinyl bubbled and warped while cutting?

Replies: 11

Views: 1635

Me too Nigel :)

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: do different wrapping courses teach different levels?

Replies: 8

Views: 2243

Jonathan, I have left messages on your mobile, emailed, private messaged etc about your training but no reply from you!!!

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:54 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: do different wrapping courses teach different levels?

Replies: 8

Views: 2243

Hi Gavin, bought myself a 35 seater bus to convert for now, and got some storage space rented, very unsatisfactory but needs must.


Any jobs going with Jamie :)

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:10 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wraps: crimefighter alarms

Replies: 20

Views: 6706

Super work Cheryl, love the Ka, wish my local garage would spend money having things like that done.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:48 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: do different wrapping courses teach different levels?

Replies: 8

Views: 2243

Gavin keep me posted on this as I would like to gone on a course too, but I will be paying so cost could be a factor.

As you know there is not a lot of call for this up here, but just done a van and the guys I got in to do it messed up.

Cheers


Dave

Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for suggestions of a new company name

Replies: 142

Views: 27164

AND ROB WHERE IS MY AVATAR, I HAVE ATTACHED IT TWICE NOW (hot)

Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for suggestions of a new company name

Replies: 142

Views: 27164

Gavin, I have had just that, thankfully the lady came in and spent 1.5hrs thrashing through the design as she realised it was going to take weeks for everyone on the committee to come to a decision, apparently she was a 'designer' and her husband (also came with her) was an architect, can't think of...

Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Got my first ever wrapping job next week

Replies: 18

Views: 1586

Good luck Craig, I have to redo a wrap before the end of the year, as the "professionals" made a complete mess of it!!! I was advised to get someone in who knew about wrapping so I did, Dynamic Digital, they made a complete mess of the first side which needs to be redone before the custome...

Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:07 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: how to speed up your firefox browser

Replies: 40

Views: 6654

No I typed it in without, didn't work, so typed it with, no joy. Pasting works tho.

cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:38 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: how to speed up your firefox browser

Replies: 40

Views: 6654

Hugh, what am I doing wrong, it just goes to about.com web page? :oops:


Cheers

Dave

Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:08 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Printing (one on top of another)

Replies: 8

Views: 822

Thanks for your help guys got it sorted and printed.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:47 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Printing (one on top of another)

Replies: 8

Views: 822

Not getting the hash in overprint.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Printing (one on top of another)

Replies: 8

Views: 822

Sorry guys Signlab 7.1

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:45 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Printing (one on top of another)

Replies: 8

Views: 822

Edge Printing (one on top of another)

How do I get my Edge to print a sold colour under another instead of it just printing the part showing underneath? The problem is I am printing model stickers (mm) and the red outline is so small round the text it does not come out well (gaps), if it printed this solid block I am sure it would be be...

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign Trays

Replies: 37

Views: 12672

are you logged in Nick?

Dave

Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: macdonald flooring

Replies: 6

Views: 1435

Well done James excellent job on flood coating those panels.

Cheers

Dave

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign disposal

Replies: 8

Views: 1007

Had this conversation with SEPA! They gave me a letter to say I don't need a waste carrying license as I re-use old signs. For those that I am not going to re use I officially need a waste carrying license, and if the police stop me with waste in the back I'm done!! A friend of mine was stopped the ...

Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Service Engineer Needed

Replies: 12

Views: 1411

Hi Steve, I have an Encad 850 too, also looking for an engineer to completely service it. I have tried Colourgen but they are not interested as I am too far north.

I would love to be using it every day, what's your main use?

I will try 1st Call too thanks Mark.

Dave

Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Ayrshire

Replies: 30

Views: 3606

Hi Nick welcome aboard.

I use to stay in West Kilbride just up the road from you, but moved to Oban further north 18 years ago.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i move very old stubborn glue?

Replies: 10

Views: 1799

Autoglym Tar and Adhesive Remover, not nasty stuff to work with so I use it exclusively now, spray leave for 30 secs, spray again, wait a wee while and scrap off.

Cheers

Dave

Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3M Gold Squeegee - Need Help

Replies: 30

Views: 4514

Rob what happened to your squeegee tests a while ago, were you not getting a new squeegee idea made?

Cheers

Dave

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Price it Guide

Replies: 32

Views: 4084

Not got a copy yet, but Paul sent me a questionnaire to fill in regarding my prices as he had not received many examples from Scotland. This was after the first ones came out so I presume he will be updating it as more info comes in.

Cheers

Dave

Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how to price for design work

Replies: 57

Views: 5851

Interesting discussion. I seem to operate a different way, after initial discussion I price up the job including the design time to include some minor changes. The job price is given to the customer before any design is done, if they are happy paying my price ONLY then do I go ahead and work on the ...

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

I have looked at that rob, I guy wants £25/week for one container, but the council here are dead against them. The guy next to me tried that move, had two containers for storing carpets in, council refused to renew his lease until they were removed. May take the plunge and rent a larger place then s...

Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

I remember you bringing that up before Phil, councils just drive you mad, we have a backward thing one here. Remember to buy the property under another company name (just set up Phills Investments Ltd) then rent it to Right Signs, then it's a business expenditure not an asset.

Dave

Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

Hi Peter, it is written into my lease, either party can give 6 months notice to terminate the agreement.

Thanks for all your help and ideas, I will keep you posted

Dave

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what can i seal the edges of laminate with?

Replies: 15

Views: 2054

If you have an Edge printer you can get anti vandal vinyl, it is impossible to peel off in bigger bits then 1mm as it just breaks up, they would soon get fed up with that.

Dave

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

Thanks for the ideas guys. Bit confused by your options though, there seems to be a big difference in price between building a new unit on a bit of land that you buy and re-building an existing shed? Martin the council insist you build a brick high quality unit on the land purchased as they already ...

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

Thanks Alan, but yep in the deeds, the seller imposed it as there are other properties next to me/him and we all have, let one start a business then they all have the right.

Cheers

Dave

Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2721

Losing Premises

Hi guys, not been on for a while due to hectic work and a few work/personal issues :) I thought I would throw this at you just to see what came back as it is always good to chat to others and get new ideas. I have been given notice to move out of my unit by the end of January, and basically there is...

Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:24 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: jan's hairdressers

Replies: 15

Views: 5380

Lovely work Neil, envious as always

Dave

Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: which ruler for vehicles?

Replies: 11

Views: 1377

I use a Fisco Big T tape which has a rubber end and comes on its own clip so you don't keep ruining your trouser pocket clipping it on and off. You can buy them from Jag supplies or good hardware stores.

Cheers

Dave

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:43 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get some shadow film SF4000?

Replies: 6

Views: 1032

Thanks Rob, I will get some and try it out.

Cheers

Dave

Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get some shadow film SF4000?

Replies: 6

Views: 1032

thanks Chris, is it blue or dark grey in colour?

Dave

Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get some shadow film SF4000?

Replies: 6

Views: 1032

Does anyone know where I can get some shadow film SF4000?

Does anyone know where I can get some shadow film SF4000, lasat bought from Hexis but they have stopped doing it (only got SF4099).

Cheers

Dave
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