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Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me source projecting sign brackets please?

Replies: 3

Views: 502

Cheers, possibly the kinda thing we are after, any more out there.

Aaron :D

Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help me source projecting sign brackets please?

Replies: 3

Views: 502

can anyone help me source projecting sign brackets please?

Hi All, I am wondering if anyone can help with this one. I am looking for a supplier of a projecting hanging sign with lighting at the top, Like the ones you would see on a pub. Thing is the old traditional looking ones aren't really the look we are after, something more modern looking is needed. An...

Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:26 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: vallebona restaurant

Replies: 7

Views: 1060

We put magenta graphics on a sky blue 'S Cargo' for a local hairdresser, they do stand out loads.

She saw one in belgium on a world tour and bought one as soon as she got back.

Whatever floats your boat I guess!

Aaron. :D

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polyproylene

Replies: 16

Views: 1549

We got 2 sheets of 8 x 4 from Amari plastics in Oldham. Contact Dave Mergatrode.

Cheers :D

Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: Aqua de Vida

Replies: 7

Views: 1113

cheers everyone. :wink:

same thoughts on the windows here too but again customers choice and there over the moon with it.

Cheers

Aaron :cool:

Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:34 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: Aqua de Vida

Replies: 7

Views: 1113

shop signage: Aqua de Vida

Hi Guys, First job we have put on the boards really, we seem to be getting more of this kind of thing and thought this one was worth putting on, your comments are welcome. Just out of interest how much would you guys charge for something like this? rough costs will do. We think we've nailed the van ...

Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: trade supplier of metal projecting 'swing' signs

Replies: 4

Views: 815

we use tradesignz galvanised finish, then we have whatever panel we want engineered as a box section and welded to it to stop it swinging around then powdercoat the lot and add the graphics. Looks the biz every time!

Aaron.

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Container Recesses - How much Extra?

Replies: 12

Views: 1479

thanks for the replies guys, They are more like 45degree recesses so I don't know if it will look odd if I do what Rob has said, will it not look like there are extended parts of the wording where I have pieced it in? I'm wondering if I could get away with doing it the way martin has suggested. The ...

Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Container Recesses - How much Extra?

Replies: 12

Views: 1479

Container Recesses - How much Extra?

Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone can help with this one. I have been asked to apply a company name in vinyl to the roof of a shipping container. The container is 24ft Long and has 18 raised sections along it. The sections are raised 35mm and are 95mm wide with 245mm spaces between them. i know I need...

Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:40 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What are the properties and lifespan of Mactac 9800 please?

Replies: 17

Views: 2161

we are mactac all day long. 9800? love the stuff!

We only stock mactac as we like to know exactly what we are dealing with on every job and what it's limits are.

Can't fault the stuff :D

Aaron.

Fri May 18, 2007 12:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Poor Suppliers (Tradesignz)

Replies: 2

Views: 832

used TRADESIGNZ just last week, ordered two galvanized brackets, service was fine, products were top notch, can't fault them really. Maybe it's the powder coat that's the problem? I think you always have at least one bad experience with any supplier, it seems that's just the way it is sometimes. Doe...

Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Att NOT my design but a funny story

Replies: 44

Views: 5851

almost the length of a mars bar :-? I'll have to remember that one when I next need a technical term in front of a customer...quality!! :D

Aaron.

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cable & Rod Window Systems

Replies: 2

Views: 553

Cheers Pal. :D

I'll check em out!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cable & Rod Window Systems

Replies: 2

Views: 553

Cable & Rod Window Systems

Good Morning All,

I'm looking for a good supplier of the cable and rod window systems, the kind of thing estate agents have.

Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Aaron

Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dybond, Reynabond..similar materials? Help pls

Replies: 9

Views: 3166

Hi Graeme Amari sell a product called Reynobond, this is very similar to dibond but has a clear core, dibond has a black core. Amari are also selling a product called 2bond this is similar again with a black core but we have found it to have more minor imperfections in the finish. It's good if the c...

Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Should i get a unit?

Replies: 40

Views: 4513

I take it your talking to us Harry. Yeah we did it ourselves, we are pretty clued up on the design side of things as we are both qualified graphic desigers, it's not perfect and needs updating as the jobs are some of our early work, but it does it's job for now. We designed it and our web designer f...

Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Should i get a unit?

Replies: 40

Views: 4513

Thanks, for the kind words guys , just happy we could put our spin on the topic.

Cheers

Aaron. :D

Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: has anyone heard of or had experience of the BNI?

Replies: 14

Views: 2033

we did 12 months in BNI, as said previously it does depend on who is in your chapter. I personally had issues with our particular chapter, they were as follows. 1. We were a new chapter so it was all taken a bit too seriously the pressure to refer business each week was ever increasing and the negat...

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Should i get a unit?

Replies: 40

Views: 4513

Hi Lee, Some great advice here mate, I agree with Dave to be honest, the reason I say this is because we have done/doing it!! We worked from home for 12 months, but it never really went anywhere, we started by purchasing a cutter on our personal credit card, I don't normally talk about the details t...

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic wall fixings

Replies: 4

Views: 1026

find I-SPI TRADE on the internet, don't have the number to hand. They are Glasgow based but I have never had a problem with them. Fast delivery too.

I used some 50mm brushed effet ones on 10mm frosted acrylic panel, they looked great.

Aaron.

Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 12'x4' foot banner price

Replies: 3

Views: 796

If I was to do that i'd get it digitally printed, saves time and money weeding out them letters.

Plenty of suppliers on t'internet.

Cheers

Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signtray Respray Problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1074

Cheers Rich, My only problem is that the colour is non standard so even new trays would need painting anyway? If the trays are powder coated I can get them redone down the road hence no pricey delivery costs, I'm waiting to find out if they were powder coated in the first place! Cheers for the point...

Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signtray Respray Problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1074

sound advice chaps, guess I need to weigh up the options and check out the costings. I did think it might be cheaper to start again! Its just they are really nice, well made trays and I wanted to re-use them. We'll av to see. Interesting point about the shot blasting, i'll check it out. Cheers Guys....

Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Signtray Respray Problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1074

Signtray Respray Problem

Afternoon Folks, I have been asked by a customer to take down their sign trays and have them resprayed and apply new graphics. They insist on them being painted/powder coated so wrapping in vinyl isn't an option. How do I tell if the trays are wet painted or powder coated, are there any points to lo...

Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:24 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Bacardi Party Drinks Wrap

Replies: 6

Views: 1724

I Think your companies work is top quality!!

Hope one day we have the chance to have a crack at something like that.

Chris :wink:

Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Working from home......... and the council!

Replies: 41

Views: 3569

Me and aaron are both 26 and have been running now for 2 1/2 years. We started off working from home (parents) and then finished work and worked from a double garage for a year. We didnt feel like we made a impact working from home, no one took us seriously, like has been said looking for the neigho...

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sign company slogans

Replies: 62

Views: 29185

don't worry Drew, that guy WAS near us. He would appear to have vanished. :-?

Guess it didn't work for him aswell as it does for you hey! :D

Aaron

Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: new starter HELP!!

Replies: 30

Views: 3951

Lee, go for it mate!! :D We started with no money, no customers and way too much ambition! Jacked the jobs in, they were pants anyway :D Started working from a spare bedroom. Now 2 an half years on we are in 1000sqft premesis, working for some of the biggest companies in our area. You'll learn very ...

Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yellow Pages !!

Replies: 6

Views: 913

Yeah, we use One&One, great service, never had a problem with them. We designed our own web site and had a friend do the flash stuff and uopload it, FREE n all! We always get comments about the website and as said previous it doees make you look more professional. As for Yell Pages, our ad was p...

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Canopy Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 3968

I have used Robertshaw's in Bolton Lancs 01204 574764. Good!

Hope it helps! :D

Aaron

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:16 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i fit a front loading lightbox properly?

Replies: 6

Views: 1945

Cheers guys, Dave, I like your idea but I got in contact with sms and they seem to have a system I can use :D , probably gonna give tehm a whirl, I'll let you know how I get on. Cheers for the contact Craig, much appreciated! :wink: I'm still not totally sure how this works but they have assured me ...

Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:13 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i fit a front loading lightbox properly?

Replies: 6

Views: 1945

how do i fit a front loading lightbox properly?

Hi All, I ahve a problem :D A customer of mine has asked me to place a lightbox into an opening in a wall, the opening is 1820mm wide x 940mm high x 220mm deep. I somehow need to secure a lightbox in this opening and front load the panel/s in. The issue I have is that if there is no room top, bottom...

Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Had enough....off on holiday

Replies: 12

Views: 1139

DEADLY :o I'm sure I'll be fine.

I watch steve irwin on the television over here, I'ts just a matter of picking them up, giving them a cuddle and a kiss, wave them around infront of your face for a while and then just put them back!! :wink:

Cheers Shane

Aaron.

Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Had enough....off on holiday

Replies: 12

Views: 1139

Shane,

Staying in Hong Kong for three days on the way, then Sydney for a week or so and then Cairns for a week. I love hot weather :cool: , cool clothes it is!!

Aaron

Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Had enough....off on holiday

Replies: 12

Views: 1139

vendee in france is great, I went there every year for fifteen years when I was kid. Love the place :cool: ! Not sure if it's all the same now, but go to le sables beach at night, they have markets on the sea front with entertainers and stuff. :wink: Where in Vendee are you staying, we used to stay ...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pub Sign Frame supplier?

Replies: 4

Views: 964

Cheers Andy :wink:

I've just found a panatrim frame with a bullnose from amari but they dont stock it, Just wondered if anyone knows anywhere else i could try.

Cheers

Chris

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pub Sign Frame supplier?

Replies: 4

Views: 964

Pub Sign Frame supplier?

Hi Everyone

We are producing a pub sign and wanted to know if there are any suppliers of an aluminium frame, like panatrim, that comes with a traditional profile for a panel to slide into.

Any help much appreciated or any other suggestions welcome.

Cheers

Chris :D

Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rules for Signs attached to Road Signs

Replies: 4

Views: 934

cheers, best we can do is advise him, if he wants to put them up I guess that's up to him :wink:

Thanks for the replies.

Chris.

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rules for Signs attached to Road Signs

Replies: 4

Views: 934

Rules for Signs attached to Road Signs

Hi Everyone, Just a quick question, i have a client from a golf club that wishes to attach some directional signs to road signs in the area to direct people to the club. Now does he have to have some kind of permision for this and also do the signs have to be the brown road signs that usually indict...

Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics-Matrix

Replies: 14

Views: 1470

Nice work!! I agree with David, only ever used LG reflective, also done a job outside with it where we put chevrons on a van, easy to work with and very flixible, lasted reaslly well!! Remember to back it with vinyl first as we spent hours and hours trying to remove it once, it leaves the foil behin...

Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sorry for my absence.

Replies: 46

Views: 4940

I haven't seen the news yet, but if Dave is right. Congratulations Nobby, I couldn't be happier for you.

Guess the prayers paid off! Well done everyone! :wink:

Aaron :D

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello all

Replies: 11

Views: 1275

Cheers Shane, your a real gentleman. :wink:

Sorry for hijacking the thread Derek :oops:

Do try and get to the show Derek, it's a good day out, keeps you up to date and also gets you out of the office for the day! :D

They sell beer too.....mmmmmm...beeeer!! (drink1)

Aaron

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance

Replies: 7

Views: 919

I posted recently about the subject, we had an insurance broker come and see us, he saved us £700.00 on our first quote. We are covered to keep vehicles on our premesis, and work on them but not to drive them, that would be 2000.00 extra, wich would be worth it in the future when we do more vehicles...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello all

Replies: 11

Views: 1275

Shane, Not sure yet, my i'm staying in hong kong for three days, then I think we go to carns, i think that is how it is spelt carns, cairns!! not sure! There for three days. My brother is a Doctor and has some confrences to go to, so I will be left to my own devices for that three days!! Then the re...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello all

Replies: 11

Views: 1275

i don't sleep properly :o , probably never will as long as i run the business. you need your breaks every noe and then mate, i'm off to australia for three weeks in august :cool: , but i have the bonus of being able to leave the business in the capable hands of chris (business partner)! :D TAKE THE ...

Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Entrance This Way ! - help with arrow

Replies: 10

Views: 1828

Your welcome on the suggestion. It's as good as any, i'd diffinately match the arrow to tie in with your sign, it will help people make the link if ya know what I mean. You know what people can be like , they are not difficult to confuse half of the time!! I'd have the "autograph" bit from your sign...

Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:48 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Entrance This Way ! - help with arrow

Replies: 10

Views: 1828

How about "get your @rse in here and give me some work" :D

No really, do you need your company name on it or have you got a sign next to the arrow. The arrow doesn't look like it belongs to a company see :-? !!

I'd go with something like. "call in today"!!

Aaron

Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: motorbike graphics: manga

Replies: 14

Views: 1546

Spot on, looks the biz!

Aaron

Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:53 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: how do i import layers from illustrator to photoshop?

Replies: 3

Views: 1432

I think you can drag individual items from Iluustrator into photoshop, which will put them on seperate layers. Open both programs and drag each section of your vector from the ilustartor screen to the photoshop screen, it should place it! I don't recomend scaling up vectors in photoshop that have be...

Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:30 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: whats the best way to aligning on a vauxhall astra van?

Replies: 18

Views: 3504

We use chinagraphs, if ya don't press on you can usually use your felt squeegie to remove tick marks quickly. If ya press on on a white van, it can be a pain to get off. Same with foamboard. I did an astravan a whileago and I remember being confused, as said stand back and take a look, it's usally y...

Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:58 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of my new flyer layouts?

Replies: 5

Views: 1200

I agree mostly with glenn. The halo on your GRAPHICS text thats on your logo looks too strong so the black text is lost slightly. I'd change the font of youyr bullets as glenn said. The logo in the background could be knocked back slightly to emphasize your main logo. And if it were me doing it I ma...

Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any ideas how to stop this.......

Replies: 18

Views: 2061

As said before, if you get a portfolio together it speaks volumes they can judge you on that. Ideally you want a deposit before you switch your computer on but it just doesn't work like that for us. It is hard to take money from someone who has no idea what they can expect. We now have a portfolio t...

Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 30

Views: 3310

Survival of the fittest, stick to ya guns. He's doing himself no favours. We had a sighnwrighter go through our local area and approach some of our customers saying he could do their signs cheaper than we could and had an example of his work in his van, he didn't even know what we were charging in t...

Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:37 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: how do i vetorise a fil in illustrator please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2705

Tim, We use Illustrator and bough version 10 for shy of £200.00 six months ago. Unless your willing to use pirate versions which we wern't, I would recommend using version 10 as you won't need the features in CS being a newbie n all. Oh, and there is no cheaper way of buying this software, OEM softw...

Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Canopy supplier needed

Replies: 10

Views: 1814

Mark. We got one from a company company called White Villa, they send it to you folded but give you all the fixings and bracing bars to fix it in an open position. Very easy to build up do but be carefull our was 5m long and the first one was broken on arrival. To be honest mate if I did one again i...

Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What to Insure & Why?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1272

Just to let you know our borker saved us £700 :D on a quote given by another company who came to see us. not mentioning any names but it begins with A and ends in XA :wink:

Cheers for the advice peeps.

Aaron

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising?

Replies: 10

Views: 1470

Hi I agree, yellow pages was a waste of time for us also, I think we had two enquiries from people whao wanted something for nothing, and as said previously you can tell who is price surfing through the pages! We got a better response from our leaflets, but we offer leaflets and business cards in ou...

Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Health and Safety Regs

Replies: 5

Views: 956

wow.... :o ... cheers peeps.

Not sure what to make of all that. Cheers for the info!

One of those questions is it? :-?

Thanks anyway, i'll mill through it and use your pointers.

Aaron.

Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Health and Safety Regs

Replies: 5

Views: 956

Health and Safety Regs

Hi again, I may be being a boffin here but I want to find all the Health and Safety Regulations for our industry. Can anyone point me in the right direction as there is just so much of this stuff on the web. I don't know how many people even comply with this stuff but I want to make sure we are oppe...

Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: my news

Replies: 21

Views: 2362

All the best mate and sorry to hear about your friend. We have just moved into premesis four weeks ago and yes it is frightening as we are still fairly new to it all. Just hit it head on and enjoy!! My advice would be, stay calm and stay honest, look after your customers and they will look after you...

Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What to Insure & Why?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1272

Cheers, wew have a broker coming to see us tommorow who insures our landlord for everything, he owns a van sales company which our premesis are on and a van rental company so I guess his insurers will be pretty clued up on this sort of thing. Thanks for the advice guys, i'll let you know how we get ...

Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What to Insure & Why?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1272

Yeah we are limited, n thanks for the pointer. We want to insure everything under one roof I guess it's a case of pay insurance and drive vehicles or don't pay and don't drive vehicles. I think we will have a good look into it and weigh up the pros and cons. Thanks for that, much appreciated. Aaron ...

Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What to Insure & Why?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1272

I agree, I don't mean to sound like we are dodging insurance beacause we want to make sure we are covered. If you don't mind me asking, how much should we be looking to pay for a motor traders policy??? It would cost us over £1200 for contents, public liability and working on/storing a vehicle, but ...

Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What to Insure & Why?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1272

What to Insure & Why?!?

Hi Everyone, Not been on for yonks because we have been moving premises and had plenty to sort out... what a task!! Its time to renew our insurance for the company and now that we have moved we need to cover the contents and so on. We have contacted several insurers and insuring the premises and con...

Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window signage: giorgio's

Replies: 4

Views: 630

looks good :wink:

Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: blazemaster

Replies: 12

Views: 1922

both look great!

Its surprising what comes from the little jobs!

Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sorry for my absence.

Replies: 46

Views: 4940

Our thoughts are with you and your family mate

Hope it all ends well!!

Chris & Aaron

Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign: Jeans Station

Replies: 20

Views: 1811

Nice job looks very stylish :wink:

Cheers

Chris :D

Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:15 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: was this vinyl powerwashed off?

Replies: 9

Views: 1972

every now and then we sometimes get problems with the residue that the purple meths can leave behind, now we clean with meths then spray and clean with water to remove the residue. Just a thought! :D

Aaron

Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Van insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 565

both me and Chris share a van and got a pretty good deal from norwich union direct and we were both under 25 at the time. Not sure about the gas situation, I know Chris carries lots of gas but I think thats a personal issue!! :lol1:

Aaron. :D

Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:39 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with garage sign layout please?

Replies: 21

Views: 3988

Nice design Jill :D

Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: fresh coffee

Replies: 15

Views: 2166

Very Good!! :D

We have just ordered our canopy from a company called White Villa I think?? :-?

Also we found the canopys could be quite expensive, but they look great!! :D

Cheers

Chris :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UPS girl. one for the boys (but i bet the girls still look)

Replies: 27

Views: 2210

The green bobble certainly makes me want to use them :-? :wink:

Aaron :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what painted surface will vinyl not adhere too?

Replies: 5

Views: 1315

Cheers for the help everyone. :wink:

Chris & Aaron

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what painted surface will vinyl not adhere too?

Replies: 5

Views: 1315

what painted surface will vinyl not adhere too?

Hi Everyone, Just got a job recently that involves applying vinyl to a newly painted, wooden shop front. Now I seem to remember a topic a while back about vinyl wont bond properly to certain types of paint. Also paint can release gases and cause problems? Has anyone any advice on the matter or any t...

Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: * Signextra *

Replies: 24

Views: 2376

Great stuff!! Interesting read. :wink:

Chris & Aaron :D

Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing a 10mm foamboard panel to a porta cabin?

Replies: 4

Views: 930

you could use VHB tape very good stuff and theres no visible fixings

Chris :D

Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Are meths ok to use on cars?

Replies: 17

Views: 1932

Dont suppose you know where to purchase Imanol.

Cant seem to find it anywhere on tinternet (?)

Chris :D

Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polyrey G003 BS18B19, WHAT IS IT!! ?

Replies: 2

Views: 1006

Thanks pal :D

Aaron :D :wink:

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Polyrey G003 BS18B19, WHAT IS IT!! ?

Replies: 2

Views: 1006

Polyrey G003 BS18B19, WHAT IS IT!! ?

Hi all,

I've been asked to supply a plastic panel in this particular colour, well I assume it is acoulour code?? :-? .

Can anyone tell me what this code is and where I can get it. I assume Polyrey is the brand and the code is the colour.

Any pointers please :wink: .

Aaron. :D

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Are meths ok to use on cars?

Replies: 17

Views: 1932

becareful when working in strong sunlight on a dark colour vehicle we found out it can leave dull streaks.

Anyone else noticed this? :-?


Cheers

Chris :D

Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC CANOPY SUPPLIER?

Replies: 2

Views: 831

Cheers Carrie,

Gave them a bell for a dutch conopy, they came in fairly reasonable, for any of you who may need one in the future, they are not cheap!!

Cheers :D

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC CANOPY SUPPLIER?

Replies: 2

Views: 831

PVC CANOPY SUPPLIER?

Hi all, hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I have been asked to quote for a new CANOPY the dutch style pvc ones that go over a shop window. I can't seem to find anyone who does them for shops, they all seem to be for houses. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I can get one made to...

Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:14 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Does anyone knowa bout weed borders around graphics?

Replies: 2

Views: 1319

Does anyone knowa bout weed borders around graphics?

Good afternoon to you all. We have just set up cutmaster so we can cut from illustrator, we were playing around with a few bits and have noticed that we cannot seem to place a weed border around say 10 different graphics in cutmaster, it just puts a weed border around all of it. Does anyone know how...

Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What made you go self employed?

Replies: 25

Views: 1404

Those of you who have a violin may want to get them out now!! Im 25 next month, I failed my gcse's but managed to blag my way onto the graphic design national diploma course at college, had to resit my english and thankfully passed. Made it through the two years and went on to do the HND in graphics...

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Mini Cooper Stripes!

Replies: 47

Views: 9738

Hey Drag-On thats one Pimped up ride!! :wink:

Chris

Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Target Letters for Prospective Customers??

Replies: 3

Views: 505

Cheers Lads :wink:

Drag-on we have already walked round the local businesses and introduced ourselves with a leaflet and card as you said. Got a good response aswel!! :D

The letters are more to target the companies where you cant get past the receptionist. :-?

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle: Florist

Replies: 14

Views: 2168

spotted the missing letter :wink:

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle: Florist

Replies: 14

Views: 2168

:o :wink:

Looks great! :D

How long did it take to apply and what vinyl did you use?

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Target Letters for Prospective Customers??

Replies: 3

Views: 505

Target Letters for Prospective Customers??

Hi all,

Looking for a bit of advice (again) :wink: . We are going to be sending out letters of introduction together with a leaflet to different trades and companys in our area.

Just wondering which trade or type of company seems to send most work your way. :)

Cheers

Chris :D

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: leaflet advertising aboards & swing signs - opinions??

Replies: 4

Views: 513

Cheers for your advice guys and gals!! :D

Im going to give the offers leaflet a go and hopefully it might strike up some new leads and customers.

Any more help on the subject or any other good things that we could maybe offer much appreciated!! :D

Cheers

Chris :D

Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: leaflet advertising aboards & swing signs - opinions??

Replies: 4

Views: 513

leaflet advertising aboards & swing signs - opinions??

Hi everyone We are putting together a budget leaflet thats advertising aboards and swing signs. We were wondering about doing a package such as aboard and single colour text both sides for £££. Or should we just advertise that we sell budget aboards for ££ and keep the lettering and graphics seperat...

Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Coloured 5mm Foamex supplier?

Replies: 12

Views: 2288

You could try flood coating it with the colour vinyl you need!! :D

Or Cox Plastics but dont have a number :-?

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do you work from Home or Premisess ?

Replies: 35

Views: 4081

We work from home too (a double garage) but its my parents so its not really ours. We both live at home and have no sprogs. I think its more of a disadvantage for us, thats because we cant have any signs outside because we are in a col e sac. Also customers cant find us and end up going to the guy d...

Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

Cheers for your advice Macky D :D Your right when it comes down to our dealing with customers we can chat all day, but unfortunatley like you have just said we are not too good at going in for the kill and lack confidence when selling ourselves. I will look into the books and courses you metioned. C...

Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Adwatch - anyone doing it??

Replies: 6

Views: 627

Ive heard of the ad watch. The yellow pages man came round and signed us up the other day for an advert. He told us about this scheme they were running but he didnt say it was new or free!!:-?

Cheers

Chris :D

Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

I think the money is quite good in this profession if you can get away from the lower end of the market. But as we have only been running full time now for 3 months im thinking that we might have to set our sights on the smaller jobs to get our selves started. The work, in our case, does not fall in...

Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

Cheers lads Its hard convincing customers when some one up the road will do it for half the price. Struggling at the moment getting work we cant seem to attract new customers. We are thinking of doing some kind of special offer but how can you put a price tag on a van or a sign when the possibilitie...

Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

Cheers Chris some sound advice.

Gets frustrating when you start losing more than you win. :(

Makes us think we are doing something wrong.

Cheers

Chris :D

Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

Cheers

We keep getting a bit nervous lately with our prices, for some reason recently we keep getting refused for jobs because our prices are too high but when we work them out they seem fine.

Its getting annoying (hot)

Cheers

Chris

Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2190

Banner Price

Hi all Just quoted a banner thats 4m x 1m and has quite a complex 2 colour design using banner material. Ive been making up a price matrix for ourselves and am trying a new way of pricing. Just wondering if £200 sounds about right for a banner this size?! Ive put a 50% markup on the banner and the b...

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers - bad service!!

Replies: 17

Views: 1372

Cheers guys, it is a joke.

We have reported this to cherwells as on this ocassion we feel it should be enough.

Aaron

Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers - bad service!!

Replies: 17

Views: 1372

Couriers - bad service!!

Hi all Just had a delivery from cherwells and we can't believe what we have just witnessed. This paticular courier company pulled up in the truck, went out to greet him and give him a lift like you do!! Unfortunately our delivery was at the front of the truck under everything else. Guess what happen...

Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frames for Changeable Name Plates

Replies: 3

Views: 675

wow, tanks for the detailed description on how you made this, I think there is a lot of work in this on this particular project as the customer is working to a budget, I 'll keep it mind for future reference and thanks again for the post.

Aaron. :D :D

Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC Coated Posts

Replies: 2

Views: 438

never even knew they exhisted, cheers for the pointer.

Aaron. :wink:

Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frames for Changeable Name Plates

Replies: 3

Views: 675

Frames for Changeable Name Plates

Hi all, We have been asked to quote for a job which involves having a main dibond sign on posts with eight frame type things attatched which can hold name plates that can be changed on a regular basis. If you acn imagine the main sign will be say 4x4ft with eight frames attatched in these frames wil...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC Coated Posts

Replies: 2

Views: 438

PVC Coated Posts

Hi all,

I recall a post a while ago regarding PVC coated posts used on road signs etc..

I can't find it and was wondering if you guys can point me in the direction of reasonably prices suppliers of this product.

Cheers Folks.

Aaron :D :D

Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where will you put your money in advertising

Replies: 24

Views: 1558

We have just set up and are about to enter into advertising, we have got yellow pages hounding us at the moment, customer service seems great, i wonder why!! Dya think it is because we haven't handed our money over yet.??? :D We will be doing alot on the print side, leaflets etc and the web site sho...

Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: isn't this obvious, or is it just me?

Replies: 12

Views: 767

that could be something to try this afternoon :D

Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Second Question: Finances

Replies: 12

Views: 1001

We are already very wary of the monsters that are out to get us innocent folk trying to make a future for ourselves. :o We will proceed with caution!! :wink:

Aaron :D

Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RE: Vehicle Insurance

Replies: 7

Views: 665

Thanks, will do. We tried NFU mutual for our company policy 6 months ago, but our bank Natwest were cheaper and included several aspects in thier policy which NFU didn't. It might have been a blag but we bank with them and so kept everything under one roof. Don't know if that is a good idea or not!!...

Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Second Question: Finances

Replies: 12

Views: 1001

All the advise you guys have given is as per usual priceless, thank you for all the responses and we have taken on board everything that has been said. We are currently in the process of having 5,000 leaflets printed which we are going to take round businesses, leave in sandwich shops etc. etc.. We ...

Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RE: Vehicle Insurance

Replies: 7

Views: 665

Sound advise Peter,

Thanks alot, I will check out the Framers Union.

Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Second Question: Finances

Replies: 12

Views: 1001

Cheers Jem.

Dos anyone work on a credit basis with suppliers i.e. 30 days etc.
It is the upfront payments we keep making that are causing some of the headache.

Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: the time has come

Replies: 22

Views: 1407

Good luck Rich, all the best to you and I'm sure the work will come in.

I hope you enjoy the change and reap the rewards soon.

Aaron and Chris :wink:

Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Second Question: Finances

Replies: 12

Views: 1001

Second Question: Finances

Hello again, Here's one some of you can probably relate to. We have just recently gone into full time self employment, we are steadily picking up and have no regrets on jumping in with two feet. The problem we have at the moment is cashflow :-? At the moment we seem to pay for everyhting on the busi...

Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RE: Vehicle Insurance

Replies: 7

Views: 665

RE: Vehicle Insurance

Good morning everyone. I'm after some advise that I'm hoping some of you can offer. At the moment there are two of us working within our company. I personally own a van but want to give it to the company as a gift and arrange insurance on a company level so both of us can drive the van as a pool veh...

Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: ivor williams trailers - ideas for signs please?

Replies: 5

Views: 731

Wash down,tar remover and meths, then another wash down. Trailer was fairly new though so it wasn't in that bad a condition anyway.

Good Luck :D :D

Aaron.

Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: ivor williams trailers - ideas for signs please?

Replies: 5

Views: 731

Hi Brian, We have just recently done one of these trailers for a landscape gardener, we used Mactac 9800 and everything was fine, we cleaned the galvanised and warmed it. The vinyl stuck no problem. We flood coated the panels on the trailer the same colour as the land rover which tows it, metallic r...

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why does my magnetic signs have curling edges?

Replies: 17

Views: 1899

Cheers Leeroy!! :D

Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why does my magnetic signs have curling edges?

Replies: 17

Views: 1899

Cheers Big G

No ones ever asked us for mags then we get an order for a load. Dont want these things flying off down the M60!! :D

Cheers

Chris

Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why does my magnetic signs have curling edges?

Replies: 17

Views: 1899

why does my magnetic signs have curling edges?

Hi Everyone Have an order for some mags for vehicles that are 600mm wide by 200mm high and its the 0.85 stuff. Weve cut them to size but because its off a roll the pieces roll back up on themselves. Just wanted too know if they will finally lie flat. Also what do you find is best to cut the mag and ...

Thu May 26, 2005 9:53 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: winpc sign software

Replies: 2

Views: 751

Hi, We work within Illustrator but we are very big on the design side of things as we do graphic design and print. We have wanted to cut from Illustrator using drivers for our Graphtec but we cannot seem to get this working. We ended up using Signlab but feel it is a waste of money as we do no desig...

Thu May 26, 2005 9:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which frame is best for the job? help please!

Replies: 3

Views: 740

Hi again,

Have I asked a stupid question here or are these frames just a matter of choice and preference with no real difference between them.

Any comments would be a real help.

Cheers folks

Aaron :D

Wed May 25, 2005 10:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Which frame is best for the job? help please!

Replies: 3

Views: 740

Which frame is best for the job? help please!

Hi Everyone Now we have been going for some time we are wanting to start producing larger signs for shop fronts etc.. We have used slimtrim in the past on a few occasions but now we want to offer our customers a much wider choice. Having looked at various sign frames we were wondering which frames a...

Tue May 24, 2005 1:09 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone advise why Illustrator 10 takes a while to boot?

Replies: 7

Views: 1919

Thanks all, we eventually worked it out in the end. The problem was caused by files called "ADOBEFNT" for future reference. These files from what we can work out load up all basic font info upon startup. We searched the system and deleted all these files and Illustrator re-built them. We think it is...

Tue May 24, 2005 11:02 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone advise why Illustrator 10 takes a while to boot?

Replies: 7

Views: 1919

cheers guys,

we have investigated both of your suggestions but still no luck!!
thanks for the replies though, we'll keep pluggin away I guess.

Aaron

Mon May 23, 2005 4:15 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone advise why Illustrator 10 takes a while to boot?

Replies: 7

Views: 1919

Tried that, we were sure that would be it but we wiped the thing clean and we still have the same problems, plenty of ram also brand new system!!

Cheers for the reply any more advice out there

Mon May 23, 2005 3:38 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone advise why Illustrator 10 takes a while to boot?

Replies: 7

Views: 1919

can anyone advise why Illustrator 10 takes a while to boot?

Hi all, We are are running Illustrator 10 on windows XP we have a problem in that Illustrator seems to take forever to boot up, we have investigated all possible avenues but have not yet found a solution to the problem. Has anyone experienced this problem and if so has anyone managed to sort it. Any...

Mon May 16, 2005 8:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: THANK YOU ALL!!

Replies: 24

Views: 2214

Cheers Everyone!! :D

Its Monday morning and first job of the day is sign boards!! :wink:

Start as you mean to go on i say :lol1:

Thank You all

Chris & Aaron :D :D

Fri May 13, 2005 3:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: THANK YOU ALL!!

Replies: 24

Views: 2214

THANK YOU ALL!!

Hi all, Just thought we would let you all know, Chris and myself both leave our jobs today to fucus our attentions on Arch Digital Ltd. So here we are ready to take the plunge, we would just like to thank all you guys for the advice and support you have provided in the past and long may it continue....

Fri May 13, 2005 2:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: buy sell swap - Im locked out?

Replies: 24

Views: 2351

Rob we are also locked out mate.

Thu May 12, 2005 3:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from sunny Nottingham

Replies: 12

Views: 1219

On behalf of Lancashire.....welcome aboard!!

Aaron :D

Thu May 12, 2005 1:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Autoglym Tar & Glue Remover...

Replies: 19

Views: 2327

Aotoglym Tar Remover is the first tar remover we stumbled across, we had to take some rubber stripping off the side of a car and chris had already used this stuff when cleaning his own car, we thought we'd give it whirl at removing the excess glue, never looked back!!

Cheers
Aaron :D

Thu May 12, 2005 11:57 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: ferrari

Replies: 54

Views: 16250

That looks sh*t hot :o
Easy does it with a knife i bet!

How many fitted it?

Cheers

Chris :D

Wed May 11, 2005 11:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: matching van sides?

Replies: 7

Views: 899

If we do a van that has two panels we always keep them the same on either side. Also if you put the company logo in the middle panels, one side such as a transit normally has a slidding door so when the door is open you can still see there company name. I also think this has been mentioned on here b...

Wed May 04, 2005 12:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle signage: aa plant glass & windscreens

Replies: 12

Views: 1428

Some good work there :wink:

Nice one :D

Cheers

Chris

Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:47 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone offer any advice on the stika sx-12 please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2082

We tried to start the same way, we thought the Stikka would be ideal to start small. One problem, it's too small!!! Too small to do anything bigger than a label. Same goes for us we used it once then went and ordered £1500 Graphtec. Sorry to be blunt but I really think your money is better spent get...

Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:23 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: what material can i use for making a light-box?

Replies: 5

Views: 2725

Jills right :wink:

We get ours from Amari Plastics but I think most suppliers do them.
And if you need the plastic you can also get that from Amari.

Cheers

Chris :D

Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A Boards

Replies: 6

Views: 872

Theres a company called Rotosigns. If you do a search on here you'll find there details. Also dont know if they do anything that big but you could ask :D

Cheers

Chris :D

Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: russian age racing

Replies: 26

Views: 3306

Hello

Good job that mate! :o

Dont suppose anyone can tell us where we can find them platform ladders seen in the photos? :D

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: lone pine farm

Replies: 5

Views: 613

Looks good mate :wink:

Did you put it on dry or wet?

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: lone pine farm

Replies: 5

Views: 613

Looks good mate :wink:

Did you put it on dry or wet?

Cheers

Chris :D

Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: laser level opinions please?

Replies: 20

Views: 2638

Also interested in a laser level. Just keep us posted with whats going on :wink:

Cheers

Chris :D

Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:31 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: What is the best way to fix acrylic panels?

Replies: 12

Views: 4903

Amari Plastics also have an adhesive called Fix Mate which they seem to be pushing. On the leaflet its advertised as if its suppose to bond pretty much anything to anything. We got a free sample of the clear version and its a good size, but havent tried it so no comment :-? Also what about the VHB t...

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your start-up shopping list for a newbie !

Replies: 11

Views: 1544

One of the best buys we have had is a pair of platform ladders for high roofed vans and shop fronts. Much better than climbing up and down step ladders and safer.

Well worth the money and there not that much!! :wink:

Cheers

Chris

Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27216

We went on tuesday and set off back to manchester at 2.30pm... got home at 8.45pm! (hot) Did 15 miles in a record time of 5 hours!! But the show was excellent!! Did anyone have a go at applying vinyl in the fastest time on the Spandex Stand?? Someone did it in 1 min 20 sec on tuesday. Cheers Chris :D

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:25 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: van graphics: aqua cleaners

Replies: 6

Views: 749

well designed and nice use of colours :wink:

Cool!!

Cheers

Chris :D

Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wanting a baby

Replies: 4

Views: 400

nice one Mort :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spell checker, thoughts please?

Replies: 14

Views: 1252

should use it more often but normally too eager to get my post on!! :wink:

Cheeers

Chris

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: HELP ME ! Whats the best value vinyl cutter.

Replies: 2

Views: 1214

With the sign show being next week you might be able to find a deal knocking around. We got our Graphtec CE3000-60 (610mm) reduced because it was ex display and its been great, got to be one of the better plotters for its size. If your starting out, a 610mm plotter is a good size to be thinking abou...

Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:11 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle outlines CD, any preference ?

Replies: 20

Views: 4000

just bought all the Impact software that included outlines, logos and fonts that where going as a special offer last week... not sure if the offers still on? But there stuffs good, easy to use and they send you free updates and deal with requests for a year!! Gotta be worth a try!! :D Cheers Chris :...

Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: airbrush graphics: crazy frog

Replies: 17

Views: 3381

nice work, real admiration for the peeps that can airbrush!! :cool:

Aaron

Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hands up who's a cowboy?

Replies: 60

Views: 4172

Thats sorta what I meant to say, cheers simon!!

:D :D :D

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:20 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: help with design to go on sign tray please?

Replies: 24

Views: 2948

maybe try a bit o stevo's tyle on it, wake it up a bit :D Depends on what the customer wnats I guess, in my experience. When you show them two designs, one they asked for and a better one that they didn't. The better one will win it for you almost every time, and they are happy paying a little more ...

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hands up who's a cowboy?

Replies: 60

Views: 4172

We are very new to sigwriting, and some people may look at us and consider us to be cowboys as we are still learning the trade. But we have to start somewhere, we use what we consider to be the best matirials largely on the advice that you guys give us, and it is much appriated. We also do a lot of ...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: harris motorsports

Replies: 13

Views: 901

Stuartt5

Here is the address for the racer we did.

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=#66972

Aaron

Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i stop dust, dirt & hair getting under vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 2172

Cheers Guys!! :D Basically I think we need to account for more time cleaning and preparing the surrounding area aswell as the surface. Really I dont like the cleaning part just want to put graphics on and see the end result cos thats the best bit! :wink: Good advice but I hoped there was a cool flui...

Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i stop dust, dirt & hair getting under vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 2172

how can i stop dust, dirt & hair getting under vinyl?

Hi Everyone How can we stop bits of dirt, dust & HAIRS from getting under the vinyl when applying to vans, signs and so on? I did a job today on site, it looked great apart from i managed to get a hair under the bottom layer of the vinyl. So when i put the chrome gold over the top it stood out l...

Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:28 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Employment Needed

Replies: 23

Views: 1835

Nice one Jagged,

Can't beat landing on your feet mate :drink4:

All the best

Aaron & Chris

Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: american pond gardens

Replies: 9

Views: 1138

Nice finish, they it has a really nice overall look about it.

Nice that you have designed and put it all together from start to finish.

Well worth the backpain I reckon :lol1:

Aaron :D

Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: harris motorsports

Replies: 13

Views: 901

Cool, I like doing racing graphics, if you look back to my Nice n Bright post you can see we do this kind of thing quite well.

I feel like I have a bit of creative license when doing these jobs, get to have a play around with ideasn all that!!

Nice Job Stuart

:D :D

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my company advert please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2067

Jill is on the right tracks there, nice work Jill.

:cool: :cool:

Aaron

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:49 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my company advert please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2067

Hi Higgi, Sorry I haven't got time to have a dabble with your idea, but maybe my comments may be of help to you or maybe not :-? :-? Firstly I noticed you are using a small logo with the word BIG on it, i reckon I'd be more inclined to blast this logo and make it stand out, you do BIG stuff so have ...

Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: joining signs

Replies: 14

Views: 1451

Yup same goes, we always try to make the join in the middle I like things to look neat and tidy, in saying that we haven't yet had a situation where the join needs to be anywhere but the middle so I guess it is matter of choice and what is right for that job. I'm slowly learning, so I can only tell ...

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed lorry curtains: suncrest

Replies: 8

Views: 1206

Nice work, I'm really keen to get into the digital printing side of things, maybe not on this scale to start with :-?

It sounds easy to just pass the print on but the organising and the artwork can sometimes give you the biggest headache.

Jobs a gud un!! :cool:

Aaron.

Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: easter

Replies: 25

Views: 1420

all work and no play until we get up and running!!

Still a couple of months of making the big jump from our jobs to full time sign wrtiting and as we are getting really busy I'm pleased to say we will be working alllll weekend :D :D :D

Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics:

Replies: 13

Views: 1065

Now thats a company vehicle!! :wink:

Good to see what type of work you get from it :D

Chris :D

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: d burton decorator

Replies: 25

Views: 4024

agree with big g! :D

Looks traditionally modern :wink:

Chris

Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this vehicle design please?

Replies: 26

Views: 3966

Nice One

Nice work mate, I find that the design on screen and on paper never does the finshed job justice. Always nice to see a good end result on something that seems to be a problem. p.s a local signwriter has stickered his van and I was sure I had seen his designs before. On one rear window he had SIGN IT...

Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance?

Replies: 27

Views: 3992

we have just had a quote from NFU and they said have you got 3 years experience in your line of work we said yes but we told them we are a new company and only been running 6 months. Strange!! :-?

We have been accepted.

Cheers Chris :D

Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:37 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: enlargement?

Replies: 9

Views: 1962

Hi mate

You could do with a program called Adobe Photoshop. It also depends on what size you want it and what for. Also you can only blow an image up so far before it starts to pixelate.

Hope that helps

Chris :D

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home or Shop - opinions please

Replies: 24

Views: 1818

We currently work full time and do signage and design from home part time. We have a small back room and a garage (not big enough for a van). We have found that people dont take us seriously because we work from home. Also we both live at home so we only have mobile numbers. We dont want my mum answ...

Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bottom Loading Alupanel into Slimtrim

Replies: 4

Views: 842

Cheers Simon we have asked for some info on it from universal.

Any other suggestions welcome

Cheers

Chris :D

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bottom Loading Alupanel into Slimtrim

Replies: 4

Views: 842

Bottom Loading Alupanel into Slimtrim

Hi everyone We have been asked to do a shop front sign thats 2500mm x 500mm. We are going to be using Slimtrim from Amari Plastics and Alupanel thats 3mm thick and all this will be backed onto a plywood surface. The problem is that we cant load the sign from the sides or the top due to obstructions ...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27216

Dont think we are staying the night but will be there on wednesday to meet with everyone at 2.00pm at signworld mag!! :D

Chris
Aaron

Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Safety Data Sheets

Replies: 4

Views: 591

:lol1: :lol1: Great!!

Q: What is the difference between a dog and a fox?

A: About 8 Pints :lol1:

Chris

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:12 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Best Place to buy software

Replies: 4

Views: 1303

Thats very helpful!! :D

Think we'll wait till that new one comes out first!! (-)

Cheers

Chris

Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Best Place to buy software

Replies: 4

Views: 1303

Cheers

Their alright for most stuff we shop their quite alot.. but their pretty heavily priced for anything to do with Adobe or Drawing packages :-?

Cheers

Chris :D

Dont suppose anyone knows anywhere else (?)

Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:35 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Best Place to buy software

Replies: 4

Views: 1303

Best Place to buy software

Hi everyone We are wanting to buy Adobe creative suite which includes Illustrator, Photoshop and In Design. We have looked at a few places and the prices can range from £1000 down too £700. We where wondering where you guys purchase your software from and if it is well priced. :-? Cheers Chris :D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: djm racer

Replies: 12

Views: 1100

Squash a Hedgehog Dewi :(

These are on the increase in our neck of the woods. so we hope to get some more. Hedgehogs beware!!

Cheers

Aaron

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: djm racer

Replies: 12

Views: 1100

When we first saw him he basically wanted the subaru logo with his name their instead of 'Subaru' but we tried to steer clear of that!!

Unfortunatley its kind of hard when he paints it subaru blue and wants fluorescent yellow. :-?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: djm racer

Replies: 12

Views: 1100

vehicle graphics: djm racer

Hi all, this is our first show of our work. All the artwork has been designed by us including logo's, colour usage and layout. Our client has spent a small fortune building this 4x4 racer by hand so we were honoured that he let us loose on it!! The paint is the actual blue that subaru use and he was...

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im looking for skin toned vinyl who supplies it please?

Replies: 7

Views: 1274

MacTac 9800 have a few different colours that could be used for flesh tones thats there equivalant to Oracal 751 (7-8 year).

Cheers Chris :D

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Magnetic Sheets/Rolls

Replies: 9

Views: 1128

Mag Material

Thanks alot for your replys, we have dealt with both Grafityp and Europoint before so we will do as suggested and start haggling.

For those of you who have used this material, is it any good. How long is it expected to last?

Great help cheers.

Aaron

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Magnetic Sheets/Rolls

Replies: 9

Views: 1128

magnetic sheet

Cheers for that peeps,

Carrie, don't want to sound cheeky but how much do you normally pay, we have found some in the Grafityp Catalogue and it sells at around £8 per meter, is this about right :-?

Cheers :D

Aaron

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Magnetic Sheets/Rolls

Replies: 9

Views: 1128

Magnetic Sheets/Rolls

Hi all, We have just been asked if we can produce some magnetic signs for the side of a contractors van, can anyone advise us on a good quality magnetic sheet or roll, what the best prices are and where to get it. We have never had to use this stuff yet and we are not sure wether you can get good st...

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs? anybody can do that!

Replies: 36

Views: 3568

Me & Aaron Started out at primary school together and gone all the way through to working for the same company doing graphic design and reprographics. Both spent four years at college doing graphic design then i got a repro job and aaron worked for a small sign firm just as dogs body. I then got...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

Well definatley an experience we dont want to have again!!

Cheers :D

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

Your right DSI Kind of scares you when you hear a big name coming looking for you! :o If you would have seen the design there is nothing really to pick at. We stayed away as much as possible from Scania but unfortunatly the repair guy wanted to keep the theme. We warned him but stupid us with nothin...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

Cheers Rodney & Dewi You have put our minds at ease and our under wear (i think) may live to fight another day. Hopefully that will be the end of it!! :D PS Downloaded that terms and Conditions for sign companies and it shall always now be signed!! :wink: Cheers again Chris & Aaron

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

hi Phoned the Scania Guy and hes alright about taking the offending graphics off and replacing them. We also said we will do it at our cost. :( He's also going to inform Scania about removing the graphics. Just wondering what could Scania do next if they feel that is not enough and could this again ...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

hi Phoned the Scania Guy and hes alright about taking the offending graphics off and replacing them. We also said we will do it at our cost. :( He's also going to inform Scania about removing the graphics. Just wondering what could Scania do next if they feel that is not enough and could this again ...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Copyright Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 1641

Copyright Problem

Hi Everyone A while back we did a van for someone who is a Scania Specialist repairs guy. He had just setup and asked us to sticker his van. He produced the wording himself and just asked us to add something to it to stand out. We used a silver graphic set back of the Griffin from the scania logo. T...

Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Terms & Conditions Help

Replies: 2

Views: 363

Cheers thats great!! :D :D

You probably wont believe it but ive searched the boards for about an hour looking for something like this!! (hot)

Thanks again

Chris

Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Terms & Conditions Help

Replies: 2

Views: 363

Terms & Conditions Help

Hi everyone We need to write some terms & conditions out for customers to sign. We have never had any problems upto now with payments and stuff like that, but with more work coming in and that discussion with high winds we feel it could be time. We know terms and conditions are what we want to s...

Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Budjet Printer Cutter opinions please

Replies: 3

Views: 997

Not planning doing anything spectacular wih it just the basic stuff people ask for like stickers, van graphics etc.

We are only just starting up and want, as you can imagine, not to turn any work away. :-?

Do you know of anyone who deals with second hand machines?

Cheers Chris :D

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Budjet Printer Cutter opinions please

Replies: 3

Views: 997

Budjet Printer Cutter opinions please

Could I have peoples opinions on what they consider to be a good printer cutter. We are thinking about getting one but only want to spend upto £3000. Is this enough or do you have to looking at spending alot more or is it better to pick one up second hand? Any help much appreciated!! :D Chris

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signs & high winds ?

Replies: 39

Views: 2680

Does anybody have a disclaimer or term and conditions kind of document which you get the customer to sign before comencing work or do you just verbally tell them what could happen if...?

Chris

Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Plastic Locators

Replies: 3

Views: 947

Thanks very much!! :D

Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Plastic Locators

Replies: 3

Views: 947

Plastic Locators

Hi everyone

Can anyone tell me where we can get plastic locators from for raised lettering pls.

Thanks in advance

Chris :D

Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Coloured Screw Caps

Replies: 6

Views: 874

Coloured Screw Caps

Morning Everyone

Monday morning and the first problem of the week!! :roll:

Dont suppose anyone knows where we can get hold of coloured screw caps (blue). We have tried Ashby Supplies but they say they dont do them.

Any help much appreciated!! :D

Cheers

Chris

Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC foamboard for Outside Use

Replies: 12

Views: 1283

Cheers All

Thanks alot for all your advice, that could have been a costly error for us. We have decided to go with using a product called Alupanel offered by Everyhing for Signs. Incase your interested it is a rubber compound with aluminium sheeting on either side. I guess this is similar to dibond etc... We h...

Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3FT X 8FT BLACK BANNER WITH EYELETS

Replies: 7

Views: 969

Cheers thats great!!

Thanks for the quick response!! :D

Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3FT X 8FT BLACK BANNER WITH EYELETS

Replies: 7

Views: 969

3FT X 8FT BLACK BANNER WITH EYELETS

Hi all,

Just a quick one, can anybody please tell me where I can get the above banner ready made up at a reasonable price. Asap, cheers muchly!!

Regards


Aaron.

Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC foamboard for Outside Use

Replies: 12

Views: 1283

PVC foamboard for Outside Use

Hi We've been asked to do a sign for a shop front and we are thinking of using 10mm thick pvc foam board (8ft x 2ft) from a supplier called plastics direct in ashton. The plastic will just be screwed into wooden battons with no frame or any surround. Just wondering is the plastic upto the battering ...

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on van quote

Replies: 6

Views: 990

i'd look at charging about £160-£180 depending on your hours spent on artwork. hope that helps :)

Chris

Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Places People sticka up vans

Replies: 18

Views: 2298

Wow very good advice from everyone thats very much appreciated. Thinking of maybe taking the cheaper place because its brand new inside and on the main road, also next to a mechanics which may come in handy. The more expensive place was the better size but in a rough area and needed a bit of work in...

Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Places People sticka up vans

Replies: 18

Views: 2298

Thanks for your advice. :D

I suppose we have to start somewhere and really we would be pushed for cash if we did buy the bigger unit.

Its good to hear that other people have worked outside all year and it can be done even if it is a task. :-?

Cheers

Chris & Aaron

Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Places People sticka up vans

Replies: 18

Views: 2298

Places People sticka up vans

Hi everyone We are just on the brink of renting a unit and are starting to realise the cost of a small work space to fit a van and work area. We have been offered a new unit that would be great for a work area for computers and backing up and so on but it has no access for a van, yet it is half the ...

Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:56 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Reflective Vinyl for Motorway Recovery Van advice please?

Replies: 3

Views: 991

Thousands of pounds per roll mmmmm............ engineering grade it is then. We had already half decided that we would apply them in strips, so your second opinion has decided it for us.

Thanks v much for the advice much appreciated.


Aaron & Chris.

Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Reflective Vinyl for Motorway Recovery Van advice please?

Replies: 3

Views: 991

Reflective Vinyl for Motorway Recovery Van advice please?

Hi Everyone Just got a job that requires the use of reflective vinyl for a Recovery and maintance van that will be stopping on motorways and other tricky road situations. He wants chevrons down the back and a strip going down the side. Now we know there is a law for the type of vinyl and colour use ...

Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a mactac supplier northwest?

Replies: 7

Views: 2728

is there a mactac supplier northwest?

Hi everyone For the past year we have been trying all different vinyl suppliers to try and see whats best quality and so on. We have tried Ri-Mark, cheap but not good quality. Tried Metamark, their good but quite expensive. and we have just tried Oracyl which is good and cheap but unforntuatly they ...

Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Fluorescent Yellow Outdoor Vinyl is very expensive?

Replies: 2

Views: 977

Fluorescent Yellow Outdoor Vinyl is very expensive?

Hi all, We have recently got a job in for a land rover racer. The customer wants the fluorescent yellow used on the Subaru's. We have been quoted £15 per meter for 6 Months Outdoor from one supplier. Also from another we have been quoted £9.16 per meter for 2year outdoor. We are looking for a happy ...

Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:30 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be stretched in recesses?

Replies: 6

Views: 1443

cheers thats great!

Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be stretched in recesses?

Replies: 6

Views: 1443

Thanks for that info :D I think we may end up paying a visit back to the client to replace that logo with cast. Could i just ask though... when you say bake it how hot and how long are we talking, is it just till you feel it get warm or really stick some heat on it? also how deep and severe do you c...

Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be stretched in recesses?

Replies: 6

Views: 1443

what vinyl can be stretched in recesses?

Hi everyone We have fitted one of our first vans this weekend. :D On one graphic we had to fit it over a recess which we have done alright apart from when we looked at it about an hour later it had started to pull away on the crease. We applied only a bit of heat to stretch it in but it seemed to sh...

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do I quote this??

Replies: 2

Views: 701

Cheers, we hadn't considered that option, we'll look into it though

As for your advice , I reckon all things considered we are not that far off the mark.

Thanks again.

Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do I quote this??

Replies: 2

Views: 701

How do I quote this??

Hi all, Can anybody advise us if this is the correct way to quote the following job. I think I entered it in the wrong forum before, might have better luck here. We have been given a job that we consider to be our biggest yet,. The area to be worked on is already erected and so we are just suppling ...

Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Oh, oh, first big juob and it's an arch....arggghhhh!!!

Replies: 3

Views: 949

Oh, oh, first big juob and it's an arch....arggghhhh!!!

Hi, Can anyone please tell he how to accurately measure an arch this is more than likely not an accurate half circle. We ave been asked by the company we work for to procuce the vinyl graphics for some blank signage which already exists on the building. The shape of the signage is two long panels wi...

Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:47 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: starting out in the trade which vinyl should i stock?

Replies: 4

Views: 1209

Thanks for your advice folks, much appreciated :D

Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: starting out in the trade which vinyl should i stock?

Replies: 4

Views: 1209

starting out in the trade which vinyl should i stock?

As we are just starting out, we are wondering which vinyl is used for what application.
Has anyone got a few basic rules we should stick to when chosing vinyl. We are staring off with the basic kind of jobs such as vehicles and signage.

Cheers!! :-?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 'A' Chalk Board Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1045

thanks everyone!!

great help! :D

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 'A' Chalk Board Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1045

Thanks pal ill give them a ring! :D

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 'A' Chalk Board Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1045

'A' Chalk Board Supplier

Hi

Can anyone give any recomendations as to where we could get some 'A' Chalk Boards with steel frame thats about 70cm wide and 100cm tall or bigger?

Cheers

Chris :)

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:25 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why i cant import eps. or ai. correctly?

Replies: 2

Views: 1099

can anyone tell me why i cant import eps. or ai. correctly?

We are newbies to the sign scene so these might be simple questions. We are running a Graphtec CE3000 on Windows XP and Illustrator 10 and SignLab 5. 1. We cant seem to import AI or EPS files into signlab they appear as a box with a cross going through the middle. We have tried back saving in Illust...

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Switching from full time boring Job

Replies: 5

Views: 705

Just a bit worried that the buisness wont support 2 people because it seems that most people on here are a one man/lady team and even when loaded with work you all seem to get by.

I can see the bonus of having 2 pairs of hands but what about the money strain?

Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Switching from full time boring Job

Replies: 5

Views: 705

Switching from full time boring Job

As we are two designers in a full time boring atmosphere, we are both looking to leave work to take up sign writing. Has anyone got any advise for us as we are eager to move on and progress onto bigger and better things. Is it worth taking a risk in the near future and hitting it head on or should w...

Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: You all come highly recommended

Replies: 9

Views: 1124

we found you at sign uk plus also a bloke called steve thats a gold member also recommended you.

I think alot of people are coming from graphic design to sign making because its that hard to get a job that pays well in the industry.

Our plotter arives today so cant wait to try it out!

Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: You all come highly recommended

Replies: 9

Views: 1124

You all come highly recommended

Hello Firstly me (chris) and aaron have just started a little buisness called Arch digital. We have had a dabble with vinyl before but never really been able to get into it. We have both worked together for the past 6 years as mac artworkers/ designers/reprographics but are board of sitting at a com...

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