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Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm a member again!

Replies: 8

Views: 6333

Thanks for all the welcomes -this really is a friendly site. I do very little brushwork nowadays but in the mid 80's I had 2 posterwriters and a signwriter all working full time for me. Those were the days...

Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm a member again!

Replies: 8

Views: 6333

I'm a member again!

Hi All, My membership lapsed about 4 years ago so just re-applied for membership. Briefly, I've been running our sign business since 1978, so have a fair knowledge of signs, graphics, design etc. Started as a signwriter/posterwriter and got involved in computer graphics in the mid 80s. Now my son Sa...

Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large wall mounted sign

Replies: 4

Views: 621

Thanks for the advice Andy.
Apologies for posting in the wrong forum :oops:

Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large wall mounted sign

Replies: 4

Views: 621

Andy,
Can you join dibond ok and does it lend itself to slotting into an ali frame?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large wall mounted sign

Replies: 4

Views: 621

Large wall mounted sign

Hi All, We have a job coming up shortly that is basically a 2 metre wide and 3 metre high inkjet print (in 3 pieces) that the custmer wants mounted onto an internal wall with a frame around it. We were thinking of mounting it onto 5mm foamex and fitting a panatrim type frame around it. The foamex pa...

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam board - How Much?

Replies: 9

Views: 1488

We pay £13.70 a sheet for 8' x 4' x 5mm but its an own brand from Vulcascott

Alan

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printed Security Decals

Replies: 9

Views: 1052

Neill,
How about using standard vinyl and cutting a vertical perforated line in the film half way across. The vinyl would then tear easily if the door was opened.

Alan

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Builders / tradesman boards

Replies: 7

Views: 1468

I agree with Peter.
Standard 610 x 813mm correx boards around £15 each for half a dozen. We charge a bit more if they want to add a logo. We do a fair number of these boards, but not enough to get rich on. We normally pick this type of work up after we've done their van graphics.

Alan

Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: any tips for 2 colour car decals "ready made"

Replies: 16

Views: 2384

Are they to be fitted on the inside of the rear window?

Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can't delete on PC

Replies: 15

Views: 3825

I've had almost 300mb in my recycle bin for weeks that I couldn't delete.Just downloaded this software and they've all been deleted-fantastic

Alan

Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:47 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone have a manual for graphtec Fc3100 please?

Replies: 11

Views: 5243

Hi Joe,
Postage is minimal. I'll post later today.

Regards
Alan

Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:13 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone have a manual for graphtec Fc3100 please?

Replies: 11

Views: 5243

Hi Joe,
I've got a users manual for a Cutting Pro FC2100-60/-90 that you are welcome to have. We sold our old Graphtec some years back and have
only recently found the manual.

Regards
Alan

Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:41 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: can anyone help print ultramarine on jv3 please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2995

We have a similar problem with our Cadet plus. One of our regular customers uses pantone 286 blue as one of their corporate colours. If we set a 286 blue background to their signs in Flexisign, and export it as an EPS file to the Troop Rip, the printer changes the colour completely to a purply blue....

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Driving School Roof Sign

Replies: 1

Views: 427

Hi Dave
Lettercraft Topsigns do a range of roof top signs.
www.lettercrafttopsignsuk.co.uk

Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can anyone advise me where i can buy Ruby film?

Replies: 6

Views: 982

Also, if your doing a multi colour job you can't see the layers.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:13 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: how do i get rid of the contour cut line command?

Replies: 7

Views: 3939

If you highlight the object that's got the contour on it, and you right click the mouse, it says "undo contour cut".

Alan

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Installations in shopping centres & dealing with Jobswor

Replies: 14

Views: 2076

We had something similar - I don't think you can get a job in these centres unless you're a jobsworth. A customer of mine has a store in a centre in the south east. One of his windows had etch film on the inside, and he wanted me to put up a temporary poster on the outside of the window. Jobsworth c...

Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:34 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: how can i correct the worksize in Flexisign 7.6 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5731

Just one final thought. When you send a job to Production Manager, is the software recognising the vinyl width correctly? If not click on user defined and put in your own size. I'm not familiar with your plotter so I don't know if the material box is being completed correctly by the software. If the...

Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:26 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: how can i correct the worksize in Flexisign 7.6 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5731

Any bright young things out there? This bright old thing is out of ideas. :-?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:56 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: how can i correct the worksize in Flexisign 7.6 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5731

If I send a job to plot that is reading 152cm square in the size box, but I only wanted it to be cut at 10cm square, I would alter the 2 boxes in "Size" to read 10cm x 10cm and the percentage box underneath - which was reading 100%, now reads 6.579%. I know thats not the correct way of doi...

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:22 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: how can i correct the worksize in Flexisign 7.6 please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5731

When you send the job to plot, In production Manager,does the size of your image (10cm sq.) still read that size, and is the percentage box still reading 100% ?

Alan

Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: i give up!

Replies: 7

Views: 1329

I didn't know anyone in the sign trade worked for £1.00 an hour!
Maybe he charges £50 for delivery....

Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your unit?

Replies: 27

Views: 4705

Thanks for the info Dave, I'll check that out.
Are Fishermans Friends hotter than mints?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your unit?

Replies: 27

Views: 4705

We already have two 3kw Infra Red heaters which do a good job of keeping you warm when you're working underneath them. Our problem is that we work in a converted barn, and our electrics have been cobbled together over the years, and when we get our electric bill in, the landlord has to read the othe...

Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your unit?

Replies: 27

Views: 4705

Thanks Dave,
That pic and a packet of Extra Strong Mints and I'm sorted !!

Alan

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your unit?

Replies: 27

Views: 4705

How do you heat your unit?

Hi All, Now that winter's fast approaching and I've just had an electricity bill for £520.00 for the last 3 months (summer !) I'm wondering whether to keep using our 2 Infra red heaters (3 kw. each) or try some other form of heating. Our workroom is approx. 25ft x 30 ft with a suspended ceiling, so ...

Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: say hello with everyboby!!

Replies: 8

Views: 1402

Hello Cassandra and welcome to the boards. :lol1:

Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you fit on to palisade fencing?

Replies: 14

Views: 2686

Rod, We would use an aluminium sign blank from Ashbys with two rails on the back, and 4 square headed bolts that slide into the rails. Position the sign on one side of the fence and 2 ali lengths with 2 holes drilled in each on the other side of the fence. The sign is then bolted through the fence g...

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do I apply Window Graphics Successfully?

Replies: 6

Views: 1207

Hi Mart Are you trying to lay a solid piece of etch film with the letters clear cut into it? If you are, I would definately lay it wet, and leave the application tape on it for a while.before you attempt to remove it. That will give the small infill pieces of the text time to dry. We generally use h...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Steve Irwin dead - update

Replies: 18

Views: 2380

Yes very sad news,
He lived life dangerously and at 44 died far too young. He was a breath of fresh air amongst all the rubbish on tv and will be sadly missed

Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:49 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: how do i convert cadet to versacamm please?

Replies: 16

Views: 6897

We have an issue with banding on our Cadet Plus printer. We run the FlexiSign rip and use B&P material and their profiles. I was told by B&P that if we bought the Troop Rip (at around £1200) that would solve the problem. Judging by what others are saying on the boards the banding on Cadet ma...

Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2546

Ali Yes you can apply reflective vinyl (or ordinary vinyl) to correx. I would lay it dry as correx is quite forgiving and most vinyls can be laid down in that way.However, if you are laying down a solid background all over the sheet of correx then I would lay it wet. Hope that helps Regards Alan

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:18 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: what is the cadet plus fastest profile please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1597

Graeme
We would print at 360 dpi / 2 pass although the quality isn't brilliant it would probably do the job ok.

Alan

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:20 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Fastrak 1300

Replies: 7

Views: 2191

Hi All,
Just a quick update on the plotter blade problem. The blade and holder arrived this morning from Edward Mathius - problem solved, it cuts perfectly without having to re-calibrate the settings.

Thanks
Alan

Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:52 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Fastrak 1300

Replies: 7

Views: 2191

Dave, I think I'll try the blade out first to see if it's ok. If it is then I'll do as you suggest and keep a back-up. Chris, In reply to your post, I don't think there's any grit in the bearing and I will contact Spandex if I find that the Mathias blades are cutting ok, as you say, it may have been...

Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:11 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Fastrak 1300

Replies: 7

Views: 2191

Thanks for the info Neill and Dave,
I've just rung Edward Mathias and they're sending me a blade and holder in the post (cost £20 to start and £10 when it's returned for a new one)
They didn't even ask for payment first seeing as I don't have an account with them.

Alan

Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:24 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Fastrak 1300

Replies: 7

Views: 2191

Fastrak 1300

Hello all, We recently purchased a nearly new Gerber Fastrak 1300 plotter which is used along with our Summa T1400. The Fastrak had a decent blade fitted when we bought it but is now in need of a replacement. We've bought 3 new blades from Spandex and the cutting quality of the new blades is really ...

Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:18 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why ink levels are not being recognised?

Replies: 12

Views: 3260

Yes, we did try these refillable cartridges recently, but we seemed to get air bubbles in them which affected the print quality. Was told by B&P not to use them with the Cadet, so we switched to the 440ml. cartridges. Mind you, the price of the litre bottles is reasonable when you relate them to...

Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:15 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why ink levels are not being recognised?

Replies: 12

Views: 3260

I'm paying £99 for 440ml and £65 for 220ml from B&P so a saving of around 30%.

Davidimo, your idea sounds interesting so I'll give it a try, thanks for the input.

Alan

Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:58 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why ink levels are not being recognised?

Replies: 12

Views: 3260

Well I opened the empty cartridge and there's definitely no ink left. The printer thinks there is because if I put it back in, it starts printing again in the 3 remaining colours only ! I suppose we could take out each cartridge and shake them to see how full they are before we start each print job....

Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:32 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why ink levels are not being recognised?

Replies: 12

Views: 3260

can anyone tell me why ink levels are not being recognised?

Hi All, We have a Cadet plus, and have recently started using the 440ml. ink cartridges to save money. However, it appears that the printer doesn't recognise the ink levels to warn when a cartridge is about to run out (as it does with the 220ml. inks) We've been printing a 6 metre long vinyl sign th...

Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Don't you just love customers

Replies: 8

Views: 1311

A few years ago I had to signwrite the windows at a firm of solicitors. Did the job, got paid on the spot (always a bonus) A couple of days later I got a phone call from one of the partners and I was thinking - great, he wants to order the A board he was talking to me about. Instead he says - The jo...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:15 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: has anyone tried printing on clear with cadet yet?

Replies: 9

Views: 3108

Haven't done that, but we've done a couple of jobs recently, printing a series of images in mirror onto clear to be used as a window picture frame. The customer was looking a bit sceptical as we were fitting the very transparent images onto the glass but everything came to life when we backed the pr...

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's working between Christmas and new year?

Replies: 35

Views: 2569

I've come in this week - mornings only, to do some sale work that's wanted for 3rd Jan. Phones are quiet although I've had a call from someone who wants a house sign and another who wanted a banner for new years eve - talk about leaving it till the last minute. Told both that I was too busy, otherwi...

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:45 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Uniform Technical support

Replies: 44

Views: 14864

Hi Marc Ah the good old days. I had a few sleepless nights myself wondering why the computers would'nt speak to the cutters. Thankfully things have mooved on a bit since then. Sam's keeping well and I'm desperately trying to hang on to the Boss title but it is difficult when he knows more than I do ...

Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:54 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Uniform Technical support

Replies: 44

Views: 14864

Hello All
Marc has given me much help and advice over the years - he once printed a job on his demo equipment overnight when I had a problem with my printer and it's nice to hear his comments on the Cadet.
Best wishes Marc

Alan

Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: wooden stake kit needed for estate agent boards

Replies: 8

Views: 2666

Hi Lee
We use 2" x 2" planed softwood and put a point on one end. Join the 2 correx boards back to back with either correx tape or plastic fixings from
Alplas. Tel: 01702 720000
Hope that helps

Alan

Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Posters & Showcards: Brushwork

Replies: 25

Views: 2672

Yes nice work Pat.

Like you I used to hand write posters and showcards as well as vinyl banners using vinyl inks. At one time there were 3 of us turning out this sort of work all day long - as you say "The good old days"

P.S I hope those beer prices are in euros and not pounds!!

Alan

Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign World

Replies: 22

Views: 2572

Well I had 2 copies arrive last friday, both in separate envelopes so if anyone wants a copy I'll forward one on to them. First come first served.

Alan

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holidays for the self employed?

Replies: 19

Views: 1181

Ours is a family run business. Myself my wife (who does the bookwork) and my son who's worked with me for 8 years. From the time when our kids were young and I was working on my own as a sign writer (the good old days) I always made a point of taking a least 2 weeks off. Told customers when I'd be a...

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:14 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

I thought it was time to update the boards with the conclusion to this topic which generated such a lot of interest at the time. Without you having to trawl through the postings again, I had advertised a plotter for sale. The sale was agreed with a guy who bought it " sight unseen" based on my descr...

Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:32 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: which printer should i buy uniform cadet v Roland versacamm?

Replies: 14

Views: 4795

We bought our Cadet Plus 54" just before Christmas, and after a few problems with the computer that was linked to the cadet, we finally got the cadet earning it's keep towards the end of Jan. Had a job in Feb. from one of our regulars to produce 10 - 3m x 2m signs, 30 - 1500 x 1000mm and 20 - 1000 x...

Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who's workin in the snow tomorrow?

Replies: 37

Views: 3259

Vinnie,
Now I know where my deliveries sometimes end up. Down in bl***y Margate. We share the same company name - Phoenix Signs.

Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ethical Advice Needed

Replies: 34

Views: 2829

Are you employed by Greaney Graphics? or does he give you work on a sub contractor basis. Either way he's not treating you fairly and I would make sure you're going to get paid before you lift a finger. It does sound as if you would be better off elsewhere so I would start looking around for permane...

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:45 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

WANTED CUTTER

Thanks to all who have taken an interest in what has become an embarrassing situation. It's nice to know that I'm not being seen as the villain in this because up to the time it was posted on the boards I was beginning to think I was.As far as my location goes, I'm about 20 minutes drive south of Ga...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:33 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Thanks Dewi mate, you can see exactly where I'm coming from and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I'm not trying to be obstructive, just trying to resolve this issue but again today, in between jobs and visiting customers I have rung Art Systems 3 times (now 7 times in total) Spoke again ...

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:37 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Sorry, I meant Art Systems not Sign Systems. Still no response from them after 4 calls.

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:34 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

This looks as if I'm the bad guy, but let me put the records straight as far as I'm concerned. 1. This plotter was used by us as a back up machine and although a few years old,genuinely it was 100% reliable. - We have another Summa plotter which we bought because this one was so good. 2. Ezzie bough...

Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:12 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SUMMAGRAPHICS PLOTTER FOR SALE

Replies: 2

Views: 860

Hi Rob
Sorry but plotter was sold just before Christmas

Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:22 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Ezzie I've just picked up this message from you. Could'nt get thorough on your phone but I've left a message. With regards to the vinyl screwing up, make sure that the pinch rollers on the far left and right are positioned directly over the yellow markings. It sounds like maybe the one on the far le...

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:18 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Hi Ezzie
My phone number is 01444 25 40 40
I'll be on that number tomorrow morning (Saturday) until 12 o/c
or any time next week

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:11 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Hi Ezzie My Summa is a T1010 Plus fitted with the tangential head for better cutting and weeding. It's coming up for 5 years old and has been our back up plotter for the last 3 years (we also run a Summa T1400 Pro) - exactly the same bit of kit but a bit bigger. The T1010 takes 1metre wide vinyl and...

Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:18 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5136

Hi
I've got a Summa T1010 Plus plotter for sale. Takes 1 metre wide vinyl
I'ts in excellent condition and I'm looking for £800 + vat
I did have someone interested in it from the board last week but hasn't returned my call so I'm happy to offer it again. If you're interested let me know

Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:33 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Any good vinyl cutters going?

Replies: 10

Views: 1241

Well the plotter size is approx 65" wide x 43" high (incl. stand) x 18" deep
It cuts text down to approx 4mm high and up to 975mm high. Also has a pen adaptor for drawing templates etc. I have the instruction manual as well. My phone number is 01444 25 40 40 if anyone needs to chat.

Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:01 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Clear Application Tape whats the good/bad points?

Replies: 19

Views: 5189

Hi Bob We use paper tape for most of our work but we do use clear tape from Hexis for multi layer work. We find it quite difficult to lay the clear vinyl down if its say 500mm wide as it creates a lot of static and tends to 'suck up' the vinyl/backing from the workbench. Also, if you're. laying grap...

Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:26 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Any good vinyl cutters going?

Replies: 10

Views: 1241

Hi Rich, Well we take delivery next week of a new 54" print and cut machine and as we only use the Summa as a back up we want to dispose of it - we need the space! I'm looking for offers around £800 + vat (The new version of the Summa is £3899.00 + vat) If anyone is interested I'll post my phone num...

Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:21 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Any good vinyl cutters going?

Replies: 10

Views: 1241

Hi
Well I've got a Summa T1010 Plus (Tangental head) Takes 1 metre wide vinyl and is in good condition - 100% reliable
I'm open to reasonable offers :lol1:

Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:07 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SUMMAGRAPHICS PLOTTER FOR SALE

Replies: 2

Views: 860

SUMMAGRAPHICS PLOTTER FOR SALE

Hello All We currently have 2 Summagraphics plotters - both with tangential heads and as our new 54" cadet with built in cut facility arrives shortly we have one to sell. It's the T1010 Plus machine. Takes 1 metre wide vinyl and has a cutting width of 980mm. The plotter is a few years old but 100% r...

Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:12 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Versacamm or Cadet

Replies: 13

Views: 2281

Hi,
I understand from our supplier that there is a 54" print and cut cadet coming onto the market at the end of November.

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:03 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i get aluminum sign trays fabricated?

Replies: 4

Views: 2712

You can also try Sign & Screenprint Supplies. Their prices seem pretty competitive Tel; 0121 454 9070 or Fax; 0121 456 2385

Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where's the images?

Replies: 3

Views: 656

As simple as logging on ! Thanks Jill and Robert.

Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where's the images?

Replies: 3

Views: 656

Where's the images?

Now I know that I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to computers but how do I view the image on screen that are posted. They're obviously there as I can see by the replies that are posted. So is it a case of the Kings new clothes :o - these images don't really exist but everyone pretends they do or a...

Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:09 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: VEHICLE OUTLINES AND CLIPART

Replies: 0

Views: 407

VEHICLE OUTLINES AND CLIPART

We've just purchased the latest version of vehicle outlines and cliparts from Impact, and have last years version for sale. 2 cd's containing vehicle outlines for hundreds of vehicles, and the clipart cd which contains ready to cut artwork for corporate logos, bike graphics, sports brands plus a lot...

Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:47 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Cutter/Plotter Wanted

Replies: 5

Views: 797

Rob,
It's a 500mm wide (20") cutter with pinch rollers, so it takes either sprocketed or unsprocketed vinyl.
My number is 01444 254040

Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:16 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Cutter/Plotter Wanted

Replies: 5

Views: 797

Rob,
I have a Graphtec FC 2100-50 plotter that we no longer use. It's probably about 10 years old now and I think it cost somewhere around £3k at the time. (just goes to show how things have progressed) I'm open to offers
around £350

Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: INFLATABLES

Replies: 5

Views: 817

Inflatables

Thanks Martin, I'll contact our local fancy dress shop and see if they can help. How come someone in the sign trade knows about blow up sheep - very worrying.... I once spent a couple of days signwriting the windows of a sex aids wholesaler - and got paid with stock from the shelf, but thats another...

Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: INFLATABLES

Replies: 5

Views: 817

INFLATABLES

Hello All Well I've had some unusual requests for signage over the years, most of them have been accomplished,but I've been asked if I can provide some inflatable hand tools (by the supplier of same) They want to use them in window displays as apparently the real ones often go missing. Has anyone go...

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i take out windows before tinting?

Replies: 4

Views: 1143

thank you very much for your kind e-mail regarding tinting
a range rover. i have booked it in for next week so ill let you
know how i got on and weather i had any problems!

thanks once again

Alan

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i take out windows before tinting?

Replies: 4

Views: 1143

how do i take out windows before tinting?

I HAVE BEEN TINTING CARS NOW FOR ABOUT 5 MOUNTHS, AND HAVE RECENTLY HAD A CUSTOMER PHONE UP TO TINT HIS BRAND NEW RANGE ROVER. I HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED TO TAKE OUT WINDOW PANELS AND WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS TINTED ONE BOFORE, AND WEATHER YOU CAN DO THE JOB WITHOUT TAKING OUT ANY PANELS? KIND ...

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: YET ANOTHER ALAN

Replies: 17

Views: 1954

Thanks to everyone for such a friendly welcome. It really is great to be in contact with such a friendly bunch - even those north of the border! :lol:

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: YET ANOTHER ALAN

Replies: 17

Views: 1954

Yes Phill, I found the bigger we were getting the more I became a pen pusher. Our problems started shortly after signing a 21 year lease on 4,000sq. ft of space. No sooner was the ink dry when our biggest customer folded without warning. Apart from owing us money, we just couldn't replace them with ...

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Warning

Replies: 24

Views: 4003

It costs £35 to register your company to comply with the data protection act, but unless you are passing on your customer liststo other companies
you don't need to register. Yet another scam to extract our hard earned pennies...

Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: YET ANOTHER ALAN

Replies: 17

Views: 1954

YET ANOTHER ALAN

Hi everyone, Just signed up after coming across the site while 'surfing' Been in the sign trade since 1979,now based in sunny sussex. started poster writing and signwriting on my own, 12 staff in 1990 then lost the lot in the recession of '91. Started again (there's something about this business I c...

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