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Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: * Time to OUT some UKSB history *

Replies: 64

Views: 18468

I am sorry, but I have to disagree on locking this thread. What we have here are two guys out to line their own pockets at anyone’s expense. This website is all about giving advice and sharing our experiences. Ultimately helping the next guy that comes along by making sure he does not make the same ...

Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: * Time to OUT some UKSB history *

Replies: 64

Views: 18468

I have just discovered this post because i havent been around in a long time due to not doing as much sign work these days. Wow, what a read! I have to say that this should have been done a long time ago Rob, but I appreciate your views behind it. I personally could not have sat on this so long mate...

Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:37 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Replacement ink cartridges

Replies: 3

Views: 1400

i believe printmax, are doing the best priced carts at the moment.
b&p for inks? at least d!ck Turpin wore a mask. :wink: :lol1:

Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:35 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

signdevil: Complain all you like mate, at the end of the day it will be down to many things other than just who can make some money for the sales of plates. e.g. I want to pinch a white merc sprinter van. I drive around till I see one the exact same as the one I want to pinch. (Easy coz there is loa...

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:02 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge tiles, do they match?

Replies: 3

Views: 919

edge tiles, do they match?

i have seen on more one occasion, prints by a gerber edge not matching up very well when it comes to tiling. what i mean is, the colours don't seem to match exact. one tile is slightly lighter than the other. is this a common problem with tiling using this machine? also, what is the differences from...

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:54 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me why my cadet is not printing please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2522

Hi Arthur
Just wondering how things have developed regarding getting back to B&P & some things mentioned in reply to your post?
Just being nosey, but reading with interest!

Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:43 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can someone advise fitting vinyl to magnetic panels?

Replies: 18

Views: 6544

I HEAR WHAT EVERYONE SAYS, BUT JUST CUTTING FROM RED PANEL AND APPLYING THEN CUTTING ROUND IT WITH A KNIFE SEEMS CHEAPEST AND FASTEST METHOD TO ME? :roll:

Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: New Computer - New Software

Replies: 7

Views: 1648

We are probably going to go the Signlab 7 route from Graphics advantage 6.2. I have read a lot of you use Corel too, but as I'm fairly familiar with Photo Shop and Paint Shop I will probably go for the latest versions of these. The plan will be to set up a seperate workshop for the versacamm/cadet ...

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:22 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Free laminator with Versacamm - did you get yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

FREE laminator?
i know the versacamm is a great machine. but does giving a free laminator not sorta acknowledge the problem of print durability? :-?

i dont know a whole lot about printing so excuse me. maybe just me, sorry. :roll:

Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:11 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Cadlink to charge for telephone support!

Replies: 12

Views: 2505

I disagree that they should charge for the support when the software is so expensive already. Even if it is great software! But on the flip side, what about those folk that don’t just get it? I mean those that always have bother. There is only so much time Cadlink can dedicate to them. I think a for...

Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Marketing question

Replies: 10

Views: 2585

I think Rodney’s method of a small booklet of samples is a good one. People like to see, touch and feel. I remember getting a similar booklet. Nothing big or fancy, just several types of print about 6 inch square with a hole in one corner with one of these office type paper ties going through it. Ba...

Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:47 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: headstone

Replies: 7

Views: 3471

Now that IS impressive. Time consuming, but impressive. I hope you charge plenty?

would love to see more carving work. :P

Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: perspex, foamex glue?

Replies: 4

Views: 1230

perspex, foamex glue?

hi can anyone tell me what they use to glue perspex to perspex or foamex to foamex & a source to buy it from? i had a can i had for ages (hardly use it) and its gone missing. i dont have contact details and now i am stuck. any help would be great! :D

Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Applying vinyl to deep recesses help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1215

i agree with both wardie and rob on this one.
try and avoid the pits when designing but if you cant. wardies method is a good one too. i use this from time to time. :roll:

Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:14 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Which Cutter?

Replies: 2

Views: 1270

graphtec gets my vote. i have heard good reports here and on some US websites.

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mirror Vinyl. Advice please

Replies: 15

Views: 2822

Mirror Vinyl. Advice please

I hear Oracal have brought out a 5 year life mirrored vinyl/foil. :P
Has anyone tried it?
How much are we talking per metre?
I would like to use this on a vehicle I will soon be lettering, but I don’t want stung… :-?

I read some place spandex do one, but costs the earth. Typical! :evil:

Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know where I can buy rolls of 3M Striping?

Replies: 13

Views: 2573

Wm Smith
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:D

Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what are your thoughts on this idea?

Replies: 2

Views: 964

what are your thoughts on this idea?

Okay, hope I am not over stepping my mark with rob on this post. Here goes. I was browsing letterheads website last night and noticed they have a ticker tape thing like the one that this site has on the home page. It advertises suppliers of our trade in the states. Obviously the suppliers pay for th...

Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1382

Looks brilliant mate. Well done! :D Are those letters backlit? My only feeling and this maybe just me but. “Routing” may not mean anything to Joe public. I know lots know what it is but will the public that the sign is targeting know? Will you be keeping the green shop front below now the new sign i...

Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wraps : Smart Cars

Replies: 15

Views: 5009

Both wraps look amazing guys. Work well done! (hot)

Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:38 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of this logo?

Replies: 18

Views: 4249

I went for something similar to jills approach here, (black & white).
The design I have used will probably not appeal to you but I wanted to show that the emphasis here is that you make signs. So I have made signs more prominent.

Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 40 foot printed lorry graphics

Replies: 22

Views: 2960

well done billy, well done the versacamm! :P

Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:28 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: tip: how to put shortcut on working with another page

Replies: 22

Views: 4394

My opinion, and nothing more is that unless speaking to cadlink or similar type company direct you don’t get the type of support/answer you really needed anyway. This is not aimed at cadlink or any one company in particular. I just mean that we end up knowing far more about the software that we use ...

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:02 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 15

Views: 3520

I agree that there are some vehicle clipart CD’s out there with lots of bells & whistle & at lower cost. I think we need to be realistic about what the library really is for, & will we ever get round to blowing one of these whistles? These CD’s are one of the best things on the go for pe...

Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: EDGE 2, Tips & advice needed?

Replies: 15

Views: 3451

I have always fancied an edge from day one. i looked at thermal machines for a few months. we have to be realistic about What we plan to print with them & how much it will really cost. The edge beats the PC600 on speed, running costs & a few other factors. The PC600 beats the edge on unatten...

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: IS Lighthouse CJ9700 Vinyl suitable for use with 960?

Replies: 5

Views: 2173

Not sure about widths. But watch when buying cheap vinyl! There are normally always good reasons for it being cheap. :roll:

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:50 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with my sign design please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6568

Thanks for the replies! Jill I may do that when I finally get round to making this. Have to speak with customer first. Thanks! It’s going to be a projecting sign only, double sided. Main sign already done. The shop is a mixture of key cutting, shoe repairs that kind of thing. But wants to renew the ...

Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with my sign design please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6568

ok had a play with this & took on all your suggestions.
what do you think now?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Lorry Graphics : Actros & Atego

Replies: 13

Views: 2010

Lovely work wardie. Looks very well fitted mate.
I think you may get bother with the vinyl covering the rubber though.
Maybe not straight away but a month or so down the line.

Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business names??

Replies: 20

Views: 3231

I agree with the comments made.
The name will reflect on your company for years to come.
I would steer away from cheerful rhyming names, I feel it can cheapen the company image. Having said that, it is a difficult thing to come up with. The good ones are normally always taken.
:roll:

Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:01 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with my sign design please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6568

Hi gang What can I say? I certainly didn’t expect all these replies. Brilliant. I mean that. :wink: I have not been online over the last week or so. I had some problems with my connection. I had someone in to look at it, so that hopefully shouldn’t be an issue anymore. :D I have taken onboard the co...

Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:54 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Need help with my sign design please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6568

Need help with my sign design please?

Hi gang
I am working on this projecting sign design & i am a little unhappy with it.
I like the overall layout just feel it lacks something.
I have decided to post it here for some fresh thoughts on it.

Anyone? :roll:

Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:47 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which vinyl can be used for motocross bikes?

Replies: 5

Views: 1718

I have had some vinyl graphics to do for a guys motto cross bike on several occasions. I also did a few PRO cart-racing cars. On each job I used mactac 9800. When the guy returned for more “he brings in only the guards.” All my stuff was as good as new but the other vinyls were not as good. They loo...

Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:18 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SummaCut D60 For Sale

Replies: 4

Views: 1140

& why not? :wink:

Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help me decide which logo to use?

Replies: 18

Views: 5482

Thanks again, I am using signlab 5 for my artwork. I think its great!
I have Corel & Photoshop but do not use them often, as I cannot print. So I don’t have a real need at the moment.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help me decide which logo to use?

Replies: 18

Views: 5482

thanks for pointing that out... :oops: :D

your correct though. this is the way my design started out.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:57 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help me decide which logo to use?

Replies: 18

Views: 5482

had a play around. not sure if it will appeal to you. :roll:


thank you for the fast reply & help rob. :wink:

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