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Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tax disc holders?

Replies: 2

Views: 801

Thats great. Thanks a lot.

Gary
:wink:

Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tax disc holders?

Replies: 2

Views: 801

tax disc holders?

Hi

Does anybody know where these can be sourced from? Preferably blank so that we can print / plot / apply our own designs. If not that way can I get them from somewhere done and finished?

Cheers
Gary
:wink:

Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: vinyl rack ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1812

cheers guys. the ones that Jag sell are identical to those that Beacon Graphics in the states sells but from Beacon the cost is $190 not £'s, almost half the price from the states :cry:

Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: vinyl rack ?

Replies: 7

Views: 1812

vinyl rack ?

Hi, we're after a free standing vinyl rack similar to what you see by following this link : http://www.beacongraphics.com/vinylrack.html Does anybody know where something like this can be bought from in the UK?

:wink:

Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: wrapping vinyl : which is best?

Replies: 9

Views: 3555

Peter, yes we will be producing the prints ourselves. Dave, the Avery 1005 and liquid lam. Who supplies this to you and do you know what you pay for it? Is the Avery 1005 available in 1370 wide and how do you apply the liquid lam? Is it with a roller? What about 'Easy Apply' from Avery. Anybody have...

Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:10 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: wrapping vinyl : which is best?

Replies: 9

Views: 3555

wrapping vinyl : which is best?

Got a full van to wrap next week. Done loads of partial wraps in the past but have to hold my hands up here and admit that this will be our first full wrap. This mainly being due to the lack of customers who are willing to pay the money for this kind of work. Question is this. In terms of ease of fi...

Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:03 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: job vacancy - tameside, greater manchester

Replies: 0

Views: 308

job vacancy - tameside, greater manchester

If anybody is interested, we have a job vacancy for a signmaker / fitter. The applicant will need to know the lot from design to fit on both vehicles and shop fronts. This is a great opportunity for the right person. Anybody that is or knows anybody that is interested should contact Gary at info@gtg...

Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:49 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 64" solvent printer for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 478

64" solvent printer for sale

Mutoh Toucan 64" solvent printer & rip for sale. Bought from Spandex 2.5 years ago. Machine has a fault which has been diagnosed and has been quoted just under £3000 to repair. Machine cost £50,000 new and will print at upto 39 square mtrs per hour. 2.5 years ago this was the rolls royce of...

Sun May 14, 2006 12:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Price of Edge Foils

Replies: 6

Views: 1429

depends on the foil you buy. you can buy the CSS series of foils from Spandex for about £30 for 45 mtrs although the colours are limited in this range. you can then buy the GCS series for about £40 for 45 mtrs with many more colours to choose from. hope this helps.

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:02 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Job Vacancy - Manchester/Tameside Area

Replies: 0

Views: 306

Job Vacancy - Manchester/Tameside Area

We currently have a vacancy for a designer. We use macs and the main tools of the trade are Illustrator and Corel Draw. You will need to be familiar with both of these titles. The job involves lots of direct dealing with customers on the telephone so you must be outgoing, confident and articulate. B...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:42 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: macimprint - info/help please?????

Replies: 2

Views: 1072

macimprint - info/help please?????

Hi

If any of you guys are using the Gerber software Macimprint then I would be happy to hear from you. As per usual, Spandex are proving to be absolutely worthless on anything which doesn't include vinyl !!!!!!!!

Look forward to hearing from anybody with knowledge of this product.

:wink:

Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:13 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cost of edge head replacement

Replies: 6

Views: 1217

Yep, the head is cleaned many times each day with the head cleaning kits from Print One. Without doing that the quality just is not up to the job :(

Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:42 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cost of edge head replacement

Replies: 6

Views: 1217

DaveRowland wrote:

Any reason why you need a new head?


Persistent fine line in all prints. I have 2 edges, it has happened previously but the machine was in warranty so I was not billed.

Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cost of edge head replacement

Replies: 6

Views: 1217

Cheers for the number, I'll give it a shot. The price you state is about what I'm being quoted which is criminal :evil: The worst thing about the whole thing is that they'll only guarantee it for 3 months from fitting regardless of use. Gee, thanks for that Spandex

:-?

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: cost of edge head replacement

Replies: 6

Views: 1217

cost of edge head replacement

Anybody got any ideas on this? Is it just Spandex or are there others who do this kind of thing?

:-?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One rule for one.... DVLA

Replies: 9

Views: 989

Dewi

A motor trader should be registered on the RNPS and as such you do not need any docs from him but you do need to record his RNPS number.

Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One rule for one.... DVLA

Replies: 9

Views: 989

Dewi I may be wrong but being a DVLA consultee I think I have this right. Motor traders do not need to see ID if they're fitting plates to a vehicle they are selling. If however they are simply selling a set of plates (no car attached) then the same rules for you apply to them. I think I am right in...

Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: details for a supplier of ultramark Vinyl image perfect 5700

Replies: 5

Views: 2142

John, you must have had a rare bad experience there. Spandex are and have been a supplier of ours for some eight years and on the whole are very good at what they do. The only thing I could gripe about is that the delivery company they use sometimes lets them down. Give them another go and I am sure...

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: ashton office equipment

Replies: 3

Views: 761

vehicle graphics: ashton office equipment

some recent jobs

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: pearl industrial

Replies: 2

Views: 531

vehicle graphics: pearl industrial

some recent jobs

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: phil page & sons

Replies: 0

Views: 399

vehicle graphics: phil page & sons

some recent jobs

Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Haggling for better prices

Replies: 20

Views: 1585

I agree with most here in feeling that a relationship with a supplier is by far more important than saving a few lousy quid. I also detest it when customers try to haggle with me and find I that it is the lower level fly by nights that are mostly guilty of this kind of thing. I find that a successfu...

Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: screen wrap ?????

Replies: 13

Views: 1262

screen wrap ?????

The browser I use is Safari on my Apple and having to scroll the screen sideways these days is a real pain. Is it just me and my browser or are others experincing this also ?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Working on a SUNDAY

Replies: 44

Views: 3508

I have spent day doing the VAT and getting ready for the Jan deadline for my tax return. Just my opinion but if anybody in business feels that Saturday or Sunday is a day off then I have to question how long one can last in business with that approach.

Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: OK you Geordie boys own up who did this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1235

If you look at the word 'cutz' it looks like another word due to the break. :(

Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signs & high winds ?

Replies: 39

Views: 2687

Good points and feedback there guys. So back to my original post, the customer is threatening legal action if I don't replace the sign at our cost. I have been fitting signs for 10 years and in that time have only lost two, this has been explained to the customer but of course they're not at all int...

Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signs & high winds ?

Replies: 39

Views: 2687

This is the tricky bit. Who pays, the sign company or the insurance company. We may all have our own views on this, but who really pays legally ?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signs & high winds ?

Replies: 39

Views: 2687

signs & high winds ?

In our part of the world (Manchester) the wind got really bad over the weekend and we lost one sign to the wind. I say wind but if anybody has seen the news over the weekend you'll know that it is gales we're talking about and not wind.

Did anybody else lose any signs in the recent high winds ?

Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Ely Window Services

Replies: 11

Views: 1125

hope you had a good mark up on that mate, i know images at that size are not cheap to make

They are cheap to make, but on a pc60??? :( Out of curiosity, how many ribbons? Well done, looks good. :wink:

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Composite Boards Suppliers

Replies: 3

Views: 950

the cheapest priced board of all the above has to be "leboard"


Do you happen to know of a stockist of this product ?

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

It would appear that the lengthy e mails and conversations I have had with the DVLA have proved worthwhile to a certain extent as I have made it onto the list of consultees. When making changes to law and legislation the DVLA have a list of companies they consult with on these matters and I am now o...

Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody not having turkey then?

Replies: 20

Views: 1115

No turkey for me, just a nine hour flight back from Florida :cry:

Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:19 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

i would suspect this a pretty daft way to go about cloning a car, even if they do it like you say they do? if my plates were stole ide report it to the police, not because i want to claim insurance, or that i want the police to waist their time tracking them down. Rob, I do not know if you are acti...

Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:41 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

Kev, Whilst I am hot on this subject and to further convince you that our opinions are not entirely uneducated, you might like to peruse this body of text which was recently sent to the head of vehicle crime unit at the DVLA. Sorry it is a little long winded but serious matters deserve seriously con...

Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:31 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

Kev You are obviously under the misapprehension that all scenarios have not been addressed so I'll answer your questions and then perhaps you'll see where we are coming from. You come into one of our outlets to buy your fake plates. We're going to ask you for all the appropriate documents and we are...

Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:40 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

Dewi, you share my thoughts exactly and that is why I feel this law is so flawed that somewhere soon somebody high up is going to end up with egg on their face. This will happen when the DVLA decide to try and enforce this law and carry out a test prosecution as you say. If the person they try it on...

Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:07 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

What about the on-line selling of registration plates. The law states that if something displays a registration number then it is a registration plate and to be able to sell a registration plate you have to be registered with the DVLA and you must inspect and record details from specific documents. ...

Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:24 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: printing number plate with pc60

Replies: 57

Views: 14738

If a plate is illegal for road use then it is illegal for an outlet to sell the plate. Dewi, the design you show is quite clearly illegal in respect of the badge and the background so do we agree that we are criminals even when we state to the consumer that the plate is for show use only. After all,...

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:23 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Halo type thing......

Replies: 30

Views: 6012

A halo with no leds, neon or routing, now that is impressive. The effect looks outstanding but I see your light source looks very powerful. Do you know if the effect will be as good with a light box. If it does then I have got to have a go at that !!!!

Nice one :wink:

Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Law Enforcement Fun

Replies: 16

Views: 1434

Dewi

I would like to speak to you privatly on this issue but my ability to send pm's seems to have disappeared :-?:-?:-? Could you please mail me your e mail address to info@signdevil.com


Cheers :wink:

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Car Graphics: Hyundai Coupe

Replies: 14

Views: 1586

Cheers Steve. You're right but like I said we only fitted and the graphics were supplied by the customer which he bought from the States. Thanks for the links, I'll take a look :wink:

Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Car Graphics: Hyundai Coupe

Replies: 14

Views: 1586

Marcella,

Thanks very much for your help & yes it is a Hyundai Coupe.


Once again, how disappointing to see that a serious thread turns into a feeble excuse for people to try and raise a cheap laugh. :-?

Any serious input is much appreciated.

:wink:

Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Car Graphics: Hyundai Coupe

Replies: 14

Views: 1586

Car Graphics: Hyundai Coupe

Here is a graphics job we have fitted today. The customer had these graphics shipped in from the States and brought them to us for fitting. Does anybody know of anybody that sells cd's with this kind of extreme artwork in vector format? :D

Cheers :wink:

Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Gloss Black 5mm Foam

Replies: 10

Views: 901

Paper Co (Europoint). They call it 'Forrex Tops' and you should not pay more than £30 for a sheet of 5mm. I would not advise covering std foam with gloss vinyl because vinyl scratches show very easily, especially on black !

:wink:

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:38 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Replies: 22

Views: 6902

judging by your other stuff your origanal design would have been spot on


Kind words Chris, thanks for that !
:wink:

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:36 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Replies: 22

Views: 6902

Re: Sat Am.

out of interest what vinyl did you print the wrap on?


VWS from KPMF Direct - great stuff !
:wink:

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:04 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Replies: 22

Views: 6902

nice graphic! :P cons crit. the telephone number looks too big. the company name should be more prominent (hits your eyes first) when you look at the van!! the kitchen centre ltd, i would have used another type it over powers the primrose!! my opinion of coarse Our initial design was rejected by th...

Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Replies: 22

Views: 6902

Re: Sat Am.

Looks great...
what programme did you design it in


Hi

Corel Photopaint & Draw then signlab for the outlines and cut.

:wink:

Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Replies: 22

Views: 6902

Van Part-Wrap: Primrose Kitchen Centre Ltd

Quite pleased with this one !

Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's working Bank Holiday?

Replies: 20

Views: 1766

Bank holidays, don't you just love em' (Not) !!!!! My employees can have the time off with pleasure, they can even be on full pay for it. All these unproductive days however are deducted from the 20 day holiday entitlement the law says they are allowed !!!!! It really gets my goat and don't get me w...

Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: gt graphics

Replies: 5

Views: 784

mrsticker wrote:love it.

i must say i normally like you designs very much

chris


Why thank you Chris, I appreciate that.

Signdevil :wink:

Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: gt graphics

Replies: 5

Views: 784

fabricated signage: gt graphics

Here ya go

Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:57 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: help sourcing projecting sign please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2965

Thats right, dibond or similar. To do the job right though you're going to need a router and rivet gun. I can't post here so I'm sticking a pic of an example we made for one of our shops in 'show us your stuff'. This is as good if not better than any of the big boys can do. If you don't get sorted, ...

Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: want to moan

Replies: 7

Views: 1258

johnalphasign wrote:Paul's right

You're missing out on a tremendous amount of helpful stuff for a small outlay

Loads of tips, demos, wife swapping 'n' stuff. (correction: file swapping)

John


Now that is funny !!!!!!!!!!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: jimmys heating

Replies: 4

Views: 826

Really smart :D Personal preference, the Chill side looks best to me, but both are cool (there I go again with the bad puns :( ) Dynarod do a similar split with their vehicles, although presumably its the same information in reversed colours either side, just as effective though. Might sound like a...

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: jimmys heating

Replies: 4

Views: 826

vehicle graphics: jimmys heating

Yep, both different but on the same van. Proper !

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:02 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 54" WIDE FORMAT SOLVENT PRINTER & VINYL CUTTER FOR

Replies: 4

Views: 1100

just pm'd you !

Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Number plates

Replies: 10

Views: 1277

As has been mentioned in this thread, the whole regiester thingy is all about plate makers performing an unpaid service for the authorities. We gather information on anybody buying reg plates so that if a vehicle is used in crime then there is the possibility that because the plate makers details ar...

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Look at the t*ts on this!

Replies: 9

Views: 1323

:-?

Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for clear application tape

Replies: 12

Views: 1285

Clear application ?? I ordered a 1220 log and a 610 roll of application "PAPER" yesterday from Paper Co (Europoint). Today they delivered clear app film and not the paper I requested. That I suppose is the answer to this thread.

Well done (not) once again Paper Co :evil: :evil:

Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: alrighty!

Replies: 4

Views: 770

Welcome. On the avator, which one is you ? :D :D

Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im having a whingey rant .....

Replies: 16

Views: 1426

Come on, we all know the customer is always right, not !!!!!
Customers, who needs em' anyway !!!

Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I would like some constructive help please with this van?

Replies: 9

Views: 1991

Yep, looks good but I'd swap the positions of the phone number and the address then make the address smaller and the tel no bigger. Personally, I always hate to see tel numbers on 2 lines, I think it looks really untidy so I'd be tempted to try and get the tel number in one line but with such a big ...

Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Forex prices

Replies: 11

Views: 1155

I find Paper Co / Europoint best for price and service. The static is a bitch and has been covered on here before if you do a quick search. :wink:

Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: eps file formats

Replies: 5

Views: 892

As a seasoned 'coreldraw' user, eps files are not a lot of good to us guys when it comes to different file formats between applications. Apart from .cdr files which you will be using in coreldraw, you will find .ai & .cmx are much more friendly to you for import/export.

Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Dibond Panels ?????

Replies: 17

Views: 6529

We use our CNC router but if you don't have one of those I would most likely recommend a hand held circular saw with a good quality fine toothed blade in it. Either that or a powerful hand router which is also going to be needed if you want to start folding the stuff into 'tray' signs.

Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: banners ?????

Replies: 8

Views: 1279

banners ?????

I have been using Trounce in Manchester for some 8 years for the hemming and eyeletting of our digitally printed banners. It would appear that a lady in the office there does not care if the business loses customers or not so I think this is one they're going to lose. Does anybody know of a company ...

Wed May 26, 2004 9:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Can anyone give me details of a UK supplier for panatrim?

Replies: 10

Views: 5780

Paul Davenport wrote:well what more can i add

I use Northern Signcases based in Ashton U Lyne, Lancs


Hey Paul, thought you might know somebody close by for this one, I use them too . :lol: :lol: Say hi to Brian for me.

Wed May 26, 2004 9:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: saying hi

Replies: 8

Views: 1312

Re: saying hi

payads wrote:Frank here from PayAds just saying hi :lol:


Hi Frank, I think this is you http://www.payads.co.uk/contents/main_info.asp is it ? Taxis I've heard of but private cars, that is something I've only come across in the US till now. How's it going ?

Wed May 26, 2004 7:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: number plate graphics and borders

Replies: 9

Views: 1161

Am I being stupid ???? If you're going to be cutting your own then why would you need to find somebody who supplies them ???? :o

Sat May 08, 2004 3:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle signage: assortment

Replies: 18

Views: 3898

Great ! Is the 1st Smart car red or is it a wrap ?

:wink:

Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:19 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Anybody got tips for the routing of 0.8mm stainless steel?

Replies: 8

Views: 3436

Thanks for the advice guys :wink:

Hey Henry, saw you at the ITC stand at Sign UK. I had one of those moments when you see somebody you think you know but do not know where from. So if you saw somebody staring and looking very confused, that was me :D :D

Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:54 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Anybody got tips for the routing of 0.8mm stainless steel?

Replies: 8

Views: 3436

This is our router http://www.signdevil.com/pages/routing&engraving.htm so it is capable of pretty much anything. I have to go straight through the stainless into a sacrificial bed and I need a flat edge so a v cutter is not an option. Can I run a 1/8" cutter (less mat'l removal) or does it have...

Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:00 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Anybody got tips for the routing of 0.8mm stainless steel?

Replies: 8

Views: 3436

Anybody got tips for the routing of 0.8mm stainless steel?

Hey, Anybody got any tips for the routing of 0.8mm stainless steel? I tried it a while back and almost burnt the building down :oops: What tool is best and what speeds to run at ?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:18 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: whats going on here-then!!!!!!

Replies: 7

Views: 1909

When you print in reverse on the edge you sometimes need to reverse the order of the C M Y also. Did you do this before printing ?

Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Acrylic Line Bender

Replies: 7

Views: 1533

We bought one yesterday from CR Clarke. No disrespect, ours looks a better model to that and we paid £600 for it. That may act as a guide to someone.

Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:16 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: is there a uk based dealer of 3d letter return fabrication?

Replies: 15

Views: 7727

is there a uk based dealer of 3d letter return fabrication?

I am looking to buy a return shop / notcher for the manufacture of stainless steel built ups. The kit I'm talking about can be seen here : http://www.aretecorp.com/rs.shtml Does anybody know of a UK based dealer of this kind of kit or similar or will I need to import from the US.

Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Whats the best place to get good application paper?

Replies: 16

Views: 2445

Just going back a bit to Signdevil's trouble with Paper Co. Also let down this week, had been repeatedly pestered by sales people ringing up, so relented and ordered a roll of Orajet printing vinyl told it would be next day - next day out of stock and it would have to come from Germany 10 days deli...

Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wind wind go away!

Replies: 17

Views: 2274

If you've seen the film 'Snatch' you'll know that gypo's always throw in a dog with the deal. Well, if you work for a takeaway or restaurant and don't get a meal thrown in for you and the misus, well you gotta be doing something wrong. I've had more rank curries and warm beer than I care to remember...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Urgent gerber help

Replies: 3

Views: 1180

We have made this silly mistake in the past also (always do a pre shuffle prior to print if unsure). We got around it by joining another piece of vinyl to the existing piece making sure the sprockets match perfectly. It aint' ideal but could save a lot of wasted foil.

Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Whats the best place to get good application paper?

Replies: 16

Views: 2445

Oracal for me aswell. More so for the fact that Paper Co are in Manchester and not from a quality point of view. Good to see Paper Co getting some massive plugs, perhaps some payback on the cost of that advert mmmmmmm........ :D :D Hey Paper Co, try and process your orders properly. I thought you'd ...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : My Own Truck

Replies: 7

Views: 1367

We also have an L200 Warrior, see here : http://www.gtgrafix.com/index%20pages/low_profile.html I've always scratched my head when it came to what livery for the sides. You've made yours work well, nice one !!

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wind wind go away!

Replies: 17

Views: 2274

True, the wind is the signmakers nummber one enemy. One thing about it though, it shows who are the good and bad fitters the day after the storm!!

Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Foils

Replies: 36

Views: 6705

My local Spandex rep has been trying to have our foil business for a good while now. I think they've finally realised just how much they have been losing out on all this time. We spend a good amount with Print One each month and that company take some beating. Thumbs up to Print One :D

Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Light Box : Golden City Take-away

Replies: 12

Views: 2090

do you print on clear vinyl and fit on opal 050 acrylic or similar ? Thats right, printed onto clear vinyl then laminate to opal acrylic. We would normally put out our prints at 360 x 360dpi but for a job like this we put out at 360 x 720 dpi which in effect puts down twice the ink and gives a much...

Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Locator fixings

Replies: 14

Views: 1969

Amari Plastics. Small, medium and large, 250 in a bag.

Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: should i paint blackboards or use vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 3391

and mine !

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Light Box : Golden City Take-away

Replies: 12

Views: 2090

i notice its sitting up vert, where will this be situated as it appears to be a projector? You're right, it is a projector. We had this box in stock but the customer insisted on having the sign in 'portrait' rather than 'landscape'. Customer says he'll re-locate the feet so as long as he pays, I'm ...

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Light Box : Golden City Take-away

Replies: 12

Views: 2090

Light Box : Golden City Take-away

I know that this digi print on a light box is not the biggest or boldest job on earth but our design and the finished effect is so striking, well I just couldn't resist showing it. :wink:

Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:04 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign Stand Off Fixings supplier needed please?

Replies: 6

Views: 6030

Fairfield display do what you're looking for. See here : http://www.fairfielddisplays.co.uk/prod ... /index.htm
Not used them myself so I cannot recommend them, sorry.

Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:03 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Sign Stand Off Fixings supplier needed please?

Replies: 6

Views: 6030

Hi

Do you mean male / female stud fixings ?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what locators & adhesive ?

Replies: 6

Views: 1072

I second that. Rob do you have the reference for this adhesive and does anybody know of a distributor for 3M products in the Manchester / North West area ?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what locators & adhesive ?

Replies: 6

Views: 1072

Thanks for that guys :wink:

Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what locators & adhesive ?

Replies: 6

Views: 1072

what locators & adhesive ?

We have a job on at present which requires routed aluminium lettering mounted off an external wall. Although we've done this many times in the past, I am not sure that we are using the correct locators and adhesive for this material. Anybody got a number for a supplier for the the kind of locator an...

Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Sign : My Own Shop

Replies: 38

Views: 7815

Nice one Dewi, well done. I gotta say after reading your posts that you've got as much enthusiasm as anybody I've ever come across. With respect though, don't forget that loads of enthusiasm is not the only quality which is going to make the business successful. We all love being creative signmakers...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with Roller Shutter Door 'Wrap' please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2694

That looks great and I like the look of that unit you have also. Aswell as the two outlets we have, I would love a newish purpose built unit like the one you have. I'm not a big one for the yellow pages and I'd worry about the lack of passing trade on an industrial estate. How do you find it ?

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Golf Signs

Replies: 4

Views: 1147

For a much more robust sign, I think engraved suregrave material could be the better option for this job. Comes in a variety of colours and thicknesses and will outlast anything apart from stainless and brass.

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Complete novice question

Replies: 4

Views: 973

What Robert says is the way to go. Cover the vinyl with app paper, apply right over the key hole, shrink in and cut back. Do all of this dry & clean. Unfortunately, its one of those things where there is no substitute for experience.

Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:39 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Backdoor Van Wrap. Design advice needed

Replies: 11

Views: 3746

I like it and it is ideal for demonstrating full colour capabilities. Just watch those panel recesses on the Sprinter, they are notoriously deep and without the right material and application method, the print is gonna pop out (speaking from experience here). I'll look forward to seeing the finished...

Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:24 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Bevelled Edges & Corner Cutting on sign boards?

Replies: 6

Views: 2964

This is what we use http://www.signdevil.com/pages/routing&engraving.htm forget the cost, best money I ever spent !!!

Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1382

No, it aint' halo lit. The job was taking too long as it was and I just wanted it finished. We intend to run a black trough light the full length and set it out a good distance so as not to create too much of a shadow on the letters. If a customer asked us to recreate this sign for them I think they...

Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1382

Cheers for that guys. That one sign has been a long time in the making but you know how it is when it comes to working on your own stuff. There is an old saying which goes, 'The cobblers son has no shoes' and I think that is quite appropriate for loads of sign companies. Just gotta get rid of all th...

Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wraps : Smart Cars

Replies: 15

Views: 5009

Mark

When you did your smarts, what did you find to be the hardest bit? For us it was the rear wheel arches where they bend round the back of the car. Loads of band language at that point :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:52 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: What to charge for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 13

Views: 4301

There are some good points being bounced about here, gladly from the guys who have done it and made all the mistakes which enable them to put forward an educated opinion. £1200 for a smart car, man somebody had there pants pulled down there but if you can get it then good on yer ! We looked into the...

Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1382

Shop Fascia Sign

This is how a sunny Saturday morning should be spent - working on your own signs coz there aint' enough time during the week. This is one of the signs at one of our outlets (I'm talking about the main bit only) We spent the christmas building the chequer plate boxes and have only just got round to s...

Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:09 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wraps : Smart Cars

Replies: 15

Views: 5009

[quote="Robert Lambie"]that looks the dogs b***** too mate.. very bet lynch :wink: nice one mate.. what type of vinyl did you use on that one? For this job we used KPMF and for two people, it took us the best part of a day and that was for the wrap only. I estimated 8-10 square metres of p...

Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wraps : Smart Cars

Replies: 15

Views: 5009

Mark, that looks great, nice one. We wrapped a smart car recently and it was a right pain in the butt! It took twice as long to wrap as I anticipated and you wouldn't believe that such a small car could require so much print. We printed and wrapped this car for £450, big mistake, should have been do...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cut Lines - EPS files - Coreldraw 11

Replies: 17

Views: 2798

Some good tips there guys, cheers. Nigel, I too export from Corel as eps / ai files. When I said you couldn't, I was talking about the outline only. I believe Corel 11 to be the best programme I have ever worked with but do feel that it let's down the vinyl signmaker when it comes to the need for pl...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Factory Signage

Replies: 24

Views: 2169

Hey Joe, give the guy a break now. He made a foolish mistake and after your character assassination, I don't think he'll be doing it again. You are right though, there is nothing worst than a clever (oh i swore !) !! I for one won't be crossing you and I'm checking my sites for typo's as I type :lol...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cut Lines - EPS files - Coreldraw 11

Replies: 17

Views: 2798

Try going to EFFECTS, CONTOUR, then select OUTSIDE, the ammount of offset and the steps which will be 1, but I know from past experience, not all EPS files react in the same way. If you want, email the file to me and I will have a go. doug@dolphindiner.co.uk cheers doug edwards Hey Doug, that sound...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cut Lines - EPS files - Coreldraw 11

Replies: 17

Views: 2798

Quite simply it cannot be done and I consider myself a Corel 11 maestro! In Corel 11 you can put an outline / stroke on something but it stands for nothing when it comes to plotting vectors. You cannot even export as an eps / ai for cutting in another programme. The only solution, and it is long win...

Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : MPI Events

Replies: 14

Views: 1867

Nice one Joe, like it! Sorry to say it but of the three pics, the bud gets my vote.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Materials price increases?

Replies: 9

Views: 1680

I`m the first to moan when prices go up. But how often when we quote for a job, do we knock off £20 or what ever, when the customer takes a sharp intake of breath when he sees the quote. We all must be guilty of that. Thats dead right. When it comes to winning work, companies will price accordingly...

Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:06 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats best way of matching banner colour to pantones?

Replies: 10

Views: 2561

What about digitally printing the whole banner?

If you cant get it bang on it will be pretty close. Light blue is only a level of cyan so it shouldn't be too much bother.

Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Materials price increases?

Replies: 9

Views: 1680

I find that price increases do not count for a lot really. I personally have not raised my prices in the whole eight years of being in this business. What we do like most is look for other markets to explore and possible market newer ranges with a higher price attached and as you know in the sign bu...

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: YET ANOTHER ALAN

Replies: 17

Views: 1962

I wish you well Alan and sympathise with you in your past misfortune.

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Warning

Replies: 24

Views: 4017

That scam has been doing the rounds for quite some time now and was heavily exposed in the press some months back. The reason they do it is because some people are daft enough to actually post off the cheque !!!!

Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: Fitted with washers

Replies: 10

Views: 2152

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal there Steve. We'd have done a banner that size for 80 quid without the extra's, and thats digital print !!!
About time I put them prices up hey !

Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed Sign

Replies: 13

Views: 2293

I like it and will be sure to keep an eye open for that one next time I'm in Blackpool.

Just one thought. It smacks of a washing powder box, is that delierate ??

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: lorry crashed into bridge

Replies: 4

Views: 967

lorry crashed into bridge

Spotted this little incident whilst out and about this morning. Good thing I had my cam phone with me. Some people have no respect for good signage !!!!!!!! :evil:

Robert - Sorry if I'm in the wrong section but couldn't find how to attach an image in the good the bad and the funny :oops:

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:27 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1405

High Density Foam is great and the ideal product for the signmaker. It's 'closed cell' construction means it absorbs absolutely no water and as such is perfect for outdoor use. It's an absolute dream to rout and is a great mat'l when it comes to adhering locators to the back of. Downsides are, it's ...

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1405

Imaginative placement! I like it! How can you paint the foam? (Which type of paint is best for outdoor?) More info please :P Hi The orange letters are : 2 coats of deep grey undercoat. 3 coats of outdoor durable gloss paint. Light sand between each coat. The customer was then advised that a bi-year...

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1405

Do you use the Foam alot? And where do you buy it from these days? I have not really tried here since or created a sign from it. I think Action Signs in Birmingham sell it but I know of another but the name escapes me now. What do you pay for a sheet? Cheers Hi Glad you like the sign. I'll PM the s...

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1405

DaveBruce wrote:Excellent job signdevil, lovely 3D sign.

What did you cut the foam letters with? they look too deep for a jigsaw!

Cheers

Dave


Glad you like it. We stopped using a jigsaw many years ago, we use one of these now : http://www.signdevil.com/pages/routing&engraving.htm

Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1405

Foam & Aluminium Sign

Thought it might be nice to show you guys this job we did recently. It aint' the biggest sign in the world but it sure took a whole lot of thinking about. The large 'J' in the background is 3mm thick aluminium covered with Oracle 751 vinyl. The word 'Jati' is made up from 60mm thick painted high den...

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics

Replies: 10

Views: 1205

Hey Nigel You do some really cool stuff. That boxer is as good as I've seen, great images. It would be nice if we could put that I kind of effort into every livery we do. As you'll know only too well though, we can only do what the customers budget will allow. That particular budget obviously allowe...

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: 40 foot printed lorry graphics

Replies: 22

Views: 2960

That looks great, if you don't mind me asking, what did you charge for that job and what was the square meterage in the job (both sides) ?

Good work and a pleasure to look at.

Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : DJ Superstore

Replies: 7

Views: 1154

Van Graphics : DJ Superstore

Been wanting to put something on here fo a while now. It's not terribly exciting but it is a good example of how a little imagination and not a lot of outlay can still achieve a great end result.

Black - Oracle 651
Silver - Oracle 751

We like it anyhow !

Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl required for bus window graphics?

Replies: 8

Views: 1981

Hey Rob, that is a damn good idea and one which I will defo be using.

Cheers!

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl required for bus window graphics?

Replies: 8

Views: 1981

Spandex sell this product, it is called 'contravision' and is available in 380 sprocketed for the Edge. This is expensive stuff and most potential customers will pass a bowling ball when they are fully aware of the costs involved. The end effect is great though and as we all know, you've gotta be pr...

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: help needed please with a mini wrap?

Replies: 13

Views: 3911

There was nothing wrong with it, that's just my point. I mean no disrespect to anybody reading this but years ago after being messed about by car dealerships I vowed never to work for another one. I broke my golden rule for this job and got shafted, again !!! Just how stupid am I? This job took plac...

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New member needs help!

Replies: 19

Views: 4023

We have 50k's worth of a 64" wide Cyberjet from Spandex. We also have an Edge 1 & 2. I would not be without the Edge's but the Cyberjet, well after a year I still do not know what to make of it. In 12 months I'll bet we had Spandex out 15 times to the printer for all manner of problems. To be ho...

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:54 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: help needed please with a mini wrap?

Replies: 13

Views: 3911

Hey, take a look at this : http://www.signdevil.com/pages/spare.htm We did this job for Smart of Manchester. We were well pleased with the job but the customer picked it and refused to pay. He was so disgusted with the job that when I sent two guys down to very publicly rip it all off, there it was,...

Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:45 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: channel letter illumination supplier needed please?

Replies: 4

Views: 2172

Thanx for the help guys, I'll be making the call to Amari.
Thanx again. :D

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:06 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: channel letter illumination supplier needed please?

Replies: 4

Views: 2172

channel letter illumination supplier needed please?

First post so please be gentle with me. We make and fit amongst other things, 3D acrylic channel letters. On occasion we illuminate our letters with the use of LED's (coz we can't do neon). I use a company at the moment to supply the LED's but I am impressed with neither the company nor the product....

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