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Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Goodwood festival of speed cars

Replies: 12

Views: 4687

wrap

A view of it going up the hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96QbYt_Pj9w

Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Goodwood festival of speed cars

Replies: 12

Views: 4687

wrap

Hi Guys.. Yes the car really flew.. took a few people by surprise. We had nothing to do with the Green sparkly one though!

Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Goodwood festival of speed cars

Replies: 12

Views: 4687

goodwood

Cheers guys Dont look too close Neil! as I said it is all comming off on Monday! The only cutting that had to be done was on the rear spoiler and in the front of the front wing. we could not match the Ral colour with any proper wrap vinyl sojust used the old trusted 9800 MacTac with a bit of heat. I...

Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Goodwood festival of speed cars

Replies: 12

Views: 4687

goodwood

Not my workshop im afraid!!! customers own race prep shop.

Here is the other one we did.. a lot simpler!

Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Goodwood festival of speed cars

Replies: 12

Views: 4687

Goodwood festival of speed cars

Had a couple of cars that needed to be done for Goodwood but then changed again next week!! Could not get the right colour in a wrap vinyl so used Mac Tac 9800!!

Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:35 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Cadet Print and cut going astray

Replies: 26

Views: 10896

Cadett

We have had a similar problem in the past. one thing that has helped is when we re load the media we press the enviro set up button and this seemed to stop it for some reason!! no idea why

Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats Your Speciality

Replies: 13

Views: 1526

specialising

Hi,

Our main business has always come from exhibition Graphics but due to our hobby Race Cars have become quite a big part of it over the past couple of years

Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Promotions

Replies: 3

Views: 801

offers

Hi, We do tend to do offers. we have a space on the wall outside our workshops where we put a banner with this months special offer on it. We have 12 of them and and change them once a month. We often get offers from suppliers for a boards, banner material etc so depending on what we get we put that...

Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Scooter Wrap

Replies: 3

Views: 1767

scooter

To be honest it is a bad photo, but it is not one colour it has a faded pattern and a black shading.. I wish they had gone for it spraying!

Cheers

Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Scooter Wrap

Replies: 3

Views: 1767

Scooter Wrap

Had one of our big customers wanted his pit bike wrapping.. Unfortunatly we could not say no! Possibly one of the worst jobs we have had to do but he was chuffed to bits!

Not to my taste to be honest

Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be used on motox bike decals?

Replies: 16

Views: 3191

graphics

Have to agree with what Peter has said, Moto x, Bike Graphics and replica car kits are a real time consuming pain that most customers want for half the price. We very rarely do them now unless they are happy with our price. Last week a customer wanted a full ST kit on his Ford.. Gave him a price of ...

Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how is business during the recession?

Replies: 9

Views: 1415

recession

We are having a real purple patch since Feb.. Having said that invoices are taking longer to be payed.

Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do you advertise your sign business?

Replies: 22

Views: 2459

Advertising

Get your car/van lettered up and make it eye catching.. We have a pack of business cards in each of our vehicles and we go through about 250 every 6 months in each vehicle! always getting asked for them in petrol stations etc.. Drive around and any shops to let etc drop a card through the door Cheers

Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:42 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Removing 5 year old film from a van

Replies: 11

Views: 1288

removing vinyl

Hi,
We have found the best thing is a wall paper steamer, very effective and quick

Cheers
Ian

Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:44 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Warranty - How many people have it

Replies: 7

Views: 6036

roland

We had an extra 12 months cover and was very pleased with the service that Roland gave us . However I thought £2k was too much to spend on a machine that is now worth approx 6k. The machine has been very reliable and even if I needed to call out an engineer I very much doubt it would cost near £2K.....

Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:47 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which Vinyl do you recommend

Replies: 18

Views: 2668

vinyl

Mactac 9800 for gloss cut vinyl
Mactac 8900 for Matt vinyl

Metamark MD series for print

Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ready made reflective/chevron kit supplier

Replies: 12

Views: 1952

reflective

Have used PVL a couple of times and like everyone says they are expensive. What annoyed me is that they wanted to charge a set up of £75 for a new template which they then sell to other customers! We now use William Smiths

Fri May 22, 2009 11:57 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mactac vinyl Opinions please?

Replies: 8

Views: 836

Mac tac

We only use mactac now, good price and easy to use with a great range of colours.

We print on the JT grey backed which is pretty good but not as good as the MD% in our opinion

Cheers

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: V8 Stock Car, first job in new unit.

Replies: 6

Views: 1306

Stockcar

Nice one Owen.. Dont you just love the rivets !! :D

Nice to see another name doing the Stockcars.. Say Hi To Mick, Sharon and Tom from me..

Cheers
Ian

Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A Couple of grassers

Replies: 8

Views: 1392

grassers

Ahhh I wondered !! lol

Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A Couple of grassers

Replies: 8

Views: 1392

grassers

Cheers Steve... what did you race??

Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A Couple of grassers

Replies: 8

Views: 1392

A Couple of grassers

We have been pretty busy doing race cars for the past few weeks so thought I would put some pics up

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: problem with wall graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 853

graphics on walls

Pretty much what Ian has said above.. pigment in the paint can cause problems especially with dark paint...

Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone give me advice on mactac vinyl advice please?

Replies: 3

Views: 701

mactac

Hi we use the 8900 but only the matt for short term exhibition graphics. The Mac Tac 9800 is our preference for everything else..
Cheers
Ian

Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:56 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: can anyone help me with wrapping a race car please?

Replies: 17

Views: 4959

race cars

Peter have you nothing better to do than weigh vinyl !!! :D You are getting very sad in your old age !!

Cheers
Ian

Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vinyl on Freshly painted walls

Replies: 9

Views: 948

emulsion walls

Hi most of our work is done on exhibition stands on site which are painted the day before the graphics go on, we use Mac Tac 8900 range in matt. we use a low tac application tape for these as if the walls are fresh the application tape can leave a mark. If the walls are a dark colour you will have m...

Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing Software...

Replies: 51

Views: 8286

Pricing

Have read the comments with interest ... We do use estimate software and have found it very effective, as Shane mentioned it takes away the emotion I often price a job with the softwear and think that it is too dear, but still put that price in and 9 times out of 10 get the job. The biggest advantag...

Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lamp post signage

Replies: 1

Views: 461

Lamp post signage

Hi,
Have a customer that wants to advertise off some lamp posts they have in their car park, I suggested the banner type system but they say they want solid! does anyone know a supplier of these??

Cheers
Ian

Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Thanks Rich

Replies: 7

Views: 1177

vans

Nice job guys... but me thinks less time on the phone and the job would have been done in half the time :P
Or was that just an excuse to let someone get on with it :D

Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:14 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: which canvas do you use for prints

Replies: 16

Views: 3463

which canvas do you use for prints

Hi Folks,

We have some large prints that we need to do on canvas, Unfortunatly the stuff we have tried looks very dull, we have used some before on our old machine which was great but do not know where it came from.

Which do you use to get vibrant colours?

cheers

Ian

Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i source round projecting signs and brackets?

Replies: 4

Views: 695

where can i source round projecting signs and brackets?

Hi,

I am struggling to find a supplier of round projecting swing signs with an ornate bracket.. any help appreciated

Ian

Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:26 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Advice : Eco Solvent Inks

Replies: 12

Views: 2780

eco solvent

Hi, I have just had the Roland conversion to eco sol on my 4 year old Cadet +. The reason I did it was the fact that one of the heads had drop out so I rang for a price on a new head which was £600. They said that for £1200 they would replace both heads, dampers, pipes, scan motor, circuit board, al...

Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: the credit crunch should we worry ?

Replies: 19

Views: 2394

The Crunch

Hi Folks... Yes the crunch is here and there is some good advice already on here. The main part of our business is exhibition work and we have already had several clients informing us that they are missing certain shows etc. due to costs. The one bit of advice I would give to everyone is make sure y...

Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mini bubbles

Replies: 8

Views: 1757

mini

All the images we tend to use come from dreamstime photo site

Cheers

Ian

Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mini bubbles

Replies: 8

Views: 1757

wrap

The bottle is meths rob!! we needed a few gulps as we went along !!

Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mini bubbles

Replies: 8

Views: 1757

vehicle wrapping: mini bubbles

Been a while since I posted anything.. Bought my son a cheap Mini off Ebay to use as a grass track car but decided it was too good so got an MOT and decided to have a play at wrapping!!! Too tight to buy propper wrapping vinyl so did it on MD5. It was good practice for the guys and has transformed t...

Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:17 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: solvent or eco solvent?

Replies: 20

Views: 3571

eco sol

Hi Interesting thread, We had a Cadet 54" running on full solvent for approx 4 years no problems... a couple of months ago noticed a small amount of drop out on 1 head so decided to get it replaced. contacted my supplier who told me that a new head would be £600 but Roland are doing a special o...

Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What vinyl can i use for indoor use?

Replies: 2

Views: 666

indoor vinyl

Hi,

We use Mactac 8300 or 8900 range, a good selection of Matt Vinyls

Sat May 03, 2008 12:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what is the best method to remove the old vinyl?

Replies: 27

Views: 2547

vinyl

Same as Phill, cheap B&Q wallpaper stripper.. unbelievably good, especially on diamond grade reflective, hardly any glue residue left at all

Cheers

ian

Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:11 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Enlarging jpg Images WITHOUT Losing Clarity?

Replies: 18

Views: 3621

increasing pics

The latest Signlab Print & Cut has a handy tool for doing it

Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:41 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: help needed please with large mural wall

Replies: 4

Views: 3210

help needed please with large mural wall

I have a local school that is wanting to do a very large wall mural that will be made up of 100 x 50cm squares, Each child will be painting their picture on it and they will all then be fitted back into place on a wall. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the best type of material to u...

Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK - what did you think of it?

Replies: 63

Views: 6772

Sign Show

Hi, Have to admit that I was not overly impressed.. I gave it a miss last year because it was so poor the year before, I was impressed with the Free Car parking and Bacon Butty supplied by Roland :D They must have spent a small fortune.. I think they should make it bi annual.. just my opinion Cheers...

Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business Rates to be imposed on Homeworkers

Replies: 7

Views: 973

rates

April fool or not it happened to me.. I have large workshops out the back of my property as well as a large parking area where my wife parks her ice cream vans... someone grassed us up to the council and they came around to do an inspection for rates. We now pay commercial rates on part of the out b...

Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:44 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Dye sub printer advise please

Replies: 16

Views: 3348

sub printing

I use thae Epson R220 with Bulk feed.. Did it the same way as Steve..
Fleebay.. Had it nearly 3 years and no problems..

Cheers

Ian

Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: edge lit signage: beach bar

Replies: 20

Views: 3882

edge lit

Very Nice..

Ditto what Joe has said...

Cheers

Ian

Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printing using backlit vinyl - problem

Replies: 4

Views: 773

Vinyl

You need to use a profile for backlit vinyl... if you do not have one use one for Matt it will be better than the gloss profile

Cheers

Ian

Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can somebody tell me whats the best 7 year vinyl?

Replies: 52

Views: 8737

vinyl

Martin I think you miss understand... What I meant is that I am sure we have all at some time bought vinyl on price alone and ended up regretting it.

I was not saying that we are all tight s$ds :D
Ian

Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Large Format Digital Printing

Replies: 13

Views: 2400

vote

Not just someone you know but recommendations come into it too
cheers

ian

Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can somebody tell me whats the best 7 year vinyl?

Replies: 52

Views: 8737

vinyl

Most people have their favorites, I think most on here will have fallen into the trap of buying the cheapest they can get.... not a good move. my personal preference is Mactac 9800 I have used it now for about 5 years and never had a problem with it. I think Metamark is a good vinyl but their colour...

Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage assortment:

Replies: 4

Views: 697

signage assortment:

Just having a tidy up of my PC and came across a few pics of stuff we have done

Cheers

Ian

Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: trailer wrapping: nature reserve

Replies: 2

Views: 535

trailer wrapping: nature reserve

A bit of an unusual one to do but nice and easy. Unfortunately they chose to have writing on the front and the font they wanted in. The rest of it will be covered in camouflage netting

Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:10 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: has anyone tried signlab 8 yet?

Replies: 23

Views: 8283

signlab 8

Hi,

There are some nice features on it... Gimp is good for a bit of photo editing, only had it 4 days so will let you know more when I get used to it.

Cheers

Ian

Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: interior display: Drax Power station Visitors centre

Replies: 3

Views: 626

interior display: Drax Power station Visitors centre

Hi folks,
Not posted much recently but here are some pics of a major refit we did for Drax Power station before Christmas..

A tight deadline but we managed it by about 35 minutes!!!

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what can i do about problem customers?

Replies: 7

Views: 942

what can i do about problem customers?

I can not believe some people!!! Had a customer in Tuesday three weeks ago asking if we could do a van for him, he would supply all the artwork etc.. We arranged a date for fitting later that week. The so called artwork arrived as a word document!, managed to sort it and get everything ready for fit...

Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone suggest a supplier of pop-up display systems?

Replies: 3

Views: 560

Pop up Display

Hi
Core Display Systems do some nice ones.. good prices too.

www.coredisplay.com

Cheers

Ian

Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get hold of shade shifter vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1041

colour vinyl

Cheers Folks

Contacted Hexis and a sample is on the way

Cheers

Ian

Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get hold of shade shifter vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1041

Does anyone know where I can get hold of shade shifter vinyl

Hi, Does anyone know where I can get hold of shade shifter vinyl? Not my usual type of thing but a customer has seen some and wants some on his sons race car.. I have shown him the Ritarama Flip Flop but that is not the stuff he wants.. Done a web search and Avery do one but not in the UK?? any help...

Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Thoughts and Views on the Ezy-taper Please?

Replies: 26

Views: 3226

Ezy Taper

Hi all, I have the ezy taper and find it excellent for flood coating, taping up and mounting but as far as laminating goes I do not think it is up to much.. it often seems to have a lot of silvering and quite a few tiny bubbles. Unfortunatly I have had a lot of trouble with the UK rep Peter.. Unable...

Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Jeep Challenge

Replies: 27

Views: 3228

fuel econamy

Nice job Cheryl.. You can not beat the sound of a big V8.. I have raced Big Block Chevys for years before turning to the higher revving small blocks. My biggest Big block was 540Ci which produced 830bhp at 5700rpm on normally asperated pump fuel. The small blocks are stroked to 427 producing 570 Bhp...

Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:10 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Any ideas on how to make a free standing sign??

Replies: 9

Views: 2037

Free Standing

Thanks for the advice folks,

Cheers

Ian

Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner clips

Replies: 7

Views: 758

Banner clips

Hi Rich,

How many do you need ?

I have a box full of them but we never use them anymore so you can have some FOC if it is only a few

cheers

Ian

Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:34 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Any ideas on how to make a free standing sign??

Replies: 9

Views: 2037

Any ideas on how to make a free standing sign??

Hi,

I have a customer wants a 5mm foamboard backdrop 2mtr high x 1mtr wide that he can stand in front of during a presentation. He insists on 5mm foam board and that it must be free standing!! any ideas of how to do this quickly?

Cheers

Ian

Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:33 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Removing Background

Replies: 10

Views: 2590

background

You could use the clipping tool in Signlab

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:43 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: has anyone switched over to bulk feed ink system yet?

Replies: 4

Views: 1506

Bulk

Hi Dave,

I have been running our cadett on the bulk system for over a year now and must admit it is pretty hassle free.. I have had no issues at all with regards the ink etc.. I buy my inks from the same people you do and have to say I am real glad I swapped to the bulk system

cheers

Ian

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:12 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Best method to attach Foamex letters to Dibond

Replies: 9

Views: 2172

fastning

Hio,

I have used Evostick Tough Stuff.. The adhesive not the sealer..

Cheers

ian

Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: An odd request for presentationcurtains

Replies: 2

Views: 859

An odd request for presentationcurtains

Hi, I have a strange request!!! :D I have just completed a major refit on a visitors centre and they are having some Minister up to do the Grand Opening.. We have done a comemerative plaque and the client now wants the the little curtains that can be pulled back to reveal the plaque!!! Anyone any id...

Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:39 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: pop-up cartridges

Replies: 14

Views: 1809

Pop ups

Hi,
We use
Core display

http://www.coredisplay.com/

Saw them at sign Uk a couple of years ago.. really good quality

Cheers

Ian

Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas for fixing 3mm panels to plastered walls??

Replies: 4

Views: 695

fixings

Thanks for that..
They are to be a permanant fixture so I think the Evo Stick with a little double sided to hold in place initially.

Cheers

Ian

Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas for fixing 3mm panels to plastered walls??

Replies: 4

Views: 695

Ideas for fixing 3mm panels to plastered walls??

Hi Folks, We are producing a large number of graphic panels on 3mm foamboard and they need to be permanantly fixed to the wall. The walls are all plastered and painted with emulsion and they need to be flat mounted and they do not want to see any fixings! I was thinking of a no nails type adhesive. ...

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: alternative to dibond

Replies: 10

Views: 2547

di bond

There is a cheaper alternative.. Sky board from europoint and amari bond from Guess who?????

Cheers

Ian

Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: viny rack ? cheap

Replies: 15

Views: 1843

vinyl

Brilliant!!!

Can I have soup for tea!! :D

Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:20 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Job Vacancy

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

job vacancy

Cheers Derek

Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:16 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Job Vacancy

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

Job

Hi DereK,

No not yet

Regards

Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printed posters

Replies: 7

Views: 1607

posters

Try here Marella
http://members.lycos.co.uk/chriswesoly/

Cheers

Ian

Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital trailer graphics: sneyds wonderdog

Replies: 13

Views: 1657

trailer

Chris, We did the design at 50% and 400dpi. The file size was a whopping 120MB. john imported them into his flexisign, blew them up to 100% and set the machine to tile. This was the second design as the large picture of the dogs was originally going to fill the whole side but after starting the prin...

Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital trailer graphics: sneyds wonderdog

Replies: 13

Views: 1657

help

Hi Chris,

It was all done in photo shop and supplied to john as 4 seperate pdf files. one for each side and 2 for front and back. I believe John uses flexi sign for his printing. As far as the customer is concerned we have done it, which if we had time we would have done.

Cheers

Ian

Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital trailer graphics: sneyds wonderdog

Replies: 13

Views: 1657

digital trailer graphics: sneyds wonderdog

Hi Folks, Just had a couple of weeks from hell... the floods, sacking staff, a crazy workload and a visitors centre at the Yorkshire show.. It was too much for us to cope with. A customer needed a crappy old trailer doing before the 18th of the month and there was no way we could do it, I contacted ...

Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: truck signage: assorted

Replies: 3

Views: 551

recent work

Hi Peter, Agree.. The QF ones are a copy of an original airbrushed ones.. The Tractor Images look just as you say stickers.. Neither of them our designs and as you say the customer knows best. The blue one does look ok in the flesh, I know what you mean about the white. Fortunatly it was what he wan...

Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: truck signage: assorted

Replies: 3

Views: 551

truck signage: assorted

Hi,

A few wagons we have done recently. At last have bought a decent camera(well decent for me) so can take some pics of the stuff we have done.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:09 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone help with a cadet printer cutting problem?

Replies: 7

Views: 2725

Cadet

Hi Phil,

Had a similar problem with ours... A new blade holder cured it

Cheers

Ian

Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:02 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: how do i look for a lost file?

Replies: 9

Views: 1956

lost

Hi lorraine,

Try typing _temp in the search for files and folders... it should come up with a long list..

Cheers
Ian

Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Price it Guide

Replies: 32

Views: 4196

Price it Guide

Hi Folks, After a reminder e-mail I finally received my free copy of the Price It Guide. My first impression is that it is pretty good! I know we all have different overheads etc. but I think if used as it suggests as"a guide"then I think it is pretty effective. I know there were concerns ...

Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Cold Laminate Film

Replies: 2

Views: 592

Cold Laminate Film

Hi folks,

Could any of you using cold laminators reccmend a good gloss film?

The one we are using is giving quite a lot of silvering.

We are using the Ezytaper machine. Any recomendations welcome.

Cheers
Ian

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper Print Mounting Length

Replies: 3

Views: 599

ezytaper

Hi if it is the exact size of the board you may struggle to keep it perfectly aligned. If you can afford a few mm run off and trim up after it will be no problem.

Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: tvr

Replies: 16

Views: 1887

tvr

Looks good Julie..

have to change his ugly mug pic now he is away sunning himself..

Cheers
Ian

Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner prices.

Replies: 23

Views: 2374

Banners

Hi, I have a simple scale we use providing customer supplies artwork. Banners using vinyl. £8 per Ft up to 2ft £12 up to 3ft £16 up to 4ft. For printed we charge £12 up to 2ft £18 up to 3ft £21 up t0 4ft I know there are plenty of cheaper companys about but at the end of the day we still seem to pro...

Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 52401

Ezy taper

Hi, What laminate are you using Shane? I do have a problem with silvering on prints and it does not go after a day or two. I am wondering if it is the film I am using. Don't get me wrong it is not terrible just the odd bit but st annoys the hell out of me. Everything else the machine is 100% at. Lor...

Fri May 25, 2007 7:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

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

Replies: 17

Views: 2242

Mac Tac

Hi
another Mac Tac Fan here we run 9800 gloss and 8900 for anything in Matt except black and white where we use the 8300 range.

Cheers
Ian

Fri May 25, 2007 8:52 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1609

projecting

Thanks a lot guys.

Thu May 24, 2007 10:29 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1609

illuminated

Hi,
Do print one have a website?? Cant seem to find them.

Cheers
Ian

Thu May 24, 2007 10:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pop up exhibitions / what material?

Replies: 7

Views: 931

pop up

Hi, Most Major suppliers such as Metamark, Europoint, Amari, supply pop up material for printing on. Contact who you buy your vinyl from I am sure they will help. If it is a Cadet you are using B&P will be able to point you in the right direction. We use a heavy duty sandtex laminate to protect ...

Thu May 24, 2007 4:20 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1609

supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting signs

Hi All, I am looking for a supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting wall mounted signs. For some reason I am having difficulty searching the boards as it just seems to lock up. Also a supplier of brass Swan neck lights if anyone knows of one. Any contacts greatly appreciated. Regards Ian

Mon May 14, 2007 9:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Any suggestions on material to use for skips?

Replies: 7

Views: 1177

Skip graphics

Hi,

We use magnetic stencil for the local skip company who's signs we do.
Cut it out of a sheet of magnetic roll and spray it over... only takes about 30 seconds each side... not sure if it is of any use but thought it worth mentioning.

Cheers
Ian

Thu May 10, 2007 5:12 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Anyone have specs for the legal req. for street signs?

Replies: 2

Views: 1233

Anyone have specs for the legal req. for street signs?

Hi,

Anyone have any specs for the legal requirement for a strret name sign?

Is there a specific font required?

If anyone knows I would appreciate the info.

Cheers

Ian

Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Work2

Replies: 5

Views: 1329

recent

Thanks for the comment,

yes John there is a little airbrush work.. I bought one off flee bay just for that job as it is one of my big customers sons car and I have to keep them happy.

That is the full extent of my airbrushing skills though :lol1:

cheers
Ian

Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 52401

Ezytaper

Lorraine...
Just wondered how you are getting on with your EZY Taper..

Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Work

Replies: 5

Views: 1351

recent

Hi Chris,
We do both, we build most from start to finish, others we just go and fit the graphics on site for the customer.

Regards
Ian

Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on a legal matter

Replies: 53

Views: 4343

legal

Hi,
I agree with with Phil 100% I have removed signs and even taken letters and numbers off vans that have not been paid for so you can not read the name or number.

Cheers

Ian

Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Work2

Replies: 5

Views: 1329

Recent Work2

A few more things

Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent Work

Replies: 5

Views: 1351

Recent Work

Hi Folks,

Never seem to get time to post any of our stuff..Here are a couple of the latest stands we have done...

Really should take a camera with us more often!

Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best Holographic & Sparkly Vinyl supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 1323

holographic

Many thanks

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best Holographic & Sparkly Vinyl supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 1323

whats the best Holographic & Sparkly Vinyl supplier?

Hi Folks,

Looking for a supplier of fancy type vinyls... The boy racer and race car type stuff! Not my usual type of work but have a customer who wants 5 cars doing in this type of vinyl.

Any help appreciated.

Regards
Ian

Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:13 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Att NOT my design but a funny story

Replies: 44

Views: 6058

Van design

Hi Richard, I honestly would not bother putting the effort in to a superb design. I would either go along the lines of your first idea or do what their designer has come up with and then walk away and take the Cash.. Me personally would tell them to stick it!! I am getting more like Peter N everyday...

Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 52401

Ezy Taper

Hi, I have owned an Ezy- Taper for nearly a year now. It has not been plain sailing but, I have to admit it is a great piece of kit. I do a lot of large prints onto foamboard and also a bit of laminating of prints. I went to sign uk last year to see the demo after I had heard Shanes reviews on here....

Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:22 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wall Saw for sale

Replies: 2

Views: 621

Wall Saw for sale

Hi all,

We have our Vertical Panel saw for sale on eBay..

Item No. 320090151510 May be of interest to someone on here.

Regards

Ian

Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Older Outlines

Replies: 25

Views: 4598

Impact

I use the Impact outlines on a daily basis and find them a very usefull tool. The biggest bug bear I used to have was that they did not do many Rover outlines and at the time I was doing a lot of Rovers for a local main dealer. Since the big bang they have become Renault dealers and the Impact disc ...

Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rabbit Vinyl Cutter

Replies: 98

Views: 56464

rabbit

Very heated debate :D

All I can say as far as the original post is how good do you honestly think it will be at £260 including stand and softwear!!!!

Think about it!

Cheers
Ian

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Is it possible to keep all your favorite fonts together?

Replies: 4

Views: 1922

fonts

Thanks for that folks

Ian

Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:00 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Is it possible to keep all your favorite fonts together?

Replies: 4

Views: 1922

Is it possible to keep all your favorite fonts together?

Hi Folks,

Is it possible to keep all your favorite fonts together in signlab 7?

Everytime I use a font I have to scroll through a massive list to get to the one I want.

any help appreciated

Ian

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:16 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im having problems with Reflective class one help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1496

class 1

Hi folks, Thanks for the comments.. I have emailed pics to the kit supplier, but as yet no response!!! I will keep you informed. Up and running again John :lol1: :lol1: Engineer called on his way back from another job ... Just a massive backlog now! I remember when I took the plunge to buy a printer...

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im having problems with Reflective class one help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1496

im having problems with Reflective class one help please?

Hi folks, After a little bit of advise. I recently did the rear doors with a class 1 honeycomb kit which we purchased from a leading supplier. It has only been on the vehicle 3 months and the edges of the yellow have taken in dirt. Is this a common fault? I was led to believe they were pre welded to...

Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: john prescotts new sign

Replies: 13

Views: 2118

Prescot

Well to be honest... I did the sign for him at Mates Rates, should have been a lot more but he promised more work in the future.. Said he needed a new one for the priministers door soon... but if i was clever i could just peel them off the chancellors door and re use them!!! :D

Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: EZY TAPER

Replies: 10

Views: 1627

ezytaper

Hi Shane,
it is 2 small rollers which go under the bottom of the bottom roller to push it up in the middle. I think it is only on the wide machines though.

A few empty promises here too! but do not want to get into that on here ...Yet..

Cheers
Ian

Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: mounting dibond 2mm to an MDF wall...

Replies: 12

Views: 1963

di bond

Hi,

You could use a no nails/ UHB type of sealent.

Cheers

Ian

Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Job Vacancy

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

Job Vacancy

Hi all, Not sure this is the best place to put this as many on here own their own business. We seeking a full time experienced sign maker/fitter. Duties to include some design, weeding, applying graphics, Making the brews!! all the usual. 40 hours per week, very easy going relaxed atmosphere!!! We a...

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided VHB tape

Replies: 6

Views: 1650

hi bond

Now I am confused!!

So many different types. will have to speak to a couple of suppliers.

Thanks again guys

Ian

Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided VHB tape

Replies: 6

Views: 1650

tape

Cheers Andy

Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Double sided VHB tape

Replies: 6

Views: 1650

Double sided VHB tape

Hi Folks,

Looking for a supplier of VHB tape, to stick foam board & di Bond etc... Had some from JAC supplies but did not rate it.. What type do you use??

Any contacts appreciated

Regards
Ian

Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:23 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics:

Replies: 6

Views: 1003

graphics

WIN A KA :o
Had to look twice thought it said something else! :D

Looks good though

Ian

Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can be used for roof top marking on caravans?

Replies: 10

Views: 1773

Roof Markings

Hi,

We use normal 5-7 year black.
We were asked by the local plod not to do postcodes because apperantly crooks were standing on motorway bridges on bank holidays, taking down the postcodes and robbing the house.... Can you believe it.

Cheers
Ian

Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lizard Workwear/Bluerock Clothing

Replies: 34

Views: 9886

polo

Hi folks

Sounds like they have given you a real run around!! Saw them at the show but never tried them as the company we use has been pretty good so far.
www.xamax.co.uk

Excellent prices for mixed lots of 24 not so good on one off's

Cheers
Ian

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Your views on the hassle free vinyl suppliers out there!

Replies: 50

Views: 9952

vinyl supplier

Hi all, I use Mac Tac and Andersons have been excellent on delivery.. they have never let me down on delivery. Unfortunatly have had a battle with them over part rolls!!! Once orderd 50 mtrs of of red, got a 15 a 25 and a 10 mtr roll!! Vinyl Corp are very good and pretty reliable.. Cheers Ian

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: spare wheel covers - supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 984

wheelcovers

I use Aquarius.. Excellent service and price

01254 887511

cheers
Ian

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2818

karts

Hi
I raced for 20 odd years, not Karts though and I was looking at getting my sons into Karting but it seems that the money can soon run away!!

Mind you all motorsport can seriously damage your wealth!!

The thing you are racing sounds pretty awesome though.

cheers
Ian

Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Car Window Graphics: TNT Nails

Replies: 8

Views: 1425

stripes

Very nice Big fella!! :D

Ian

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Contour cutting problem

Replies: 7

Views: 1799

cutting

Hi Chris,

Already tried that one..
Thanks though

Ian

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Contour cutting problem

Replies: 7

Views: 1799

Cutting

Hi Derek,

Can you please send them
regards

Ian

Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:52 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Contour cutting problem

Replies: 7

Views: 1799

Contour cutting problem

Hi folks

Have a problem with contour cutting on my Cadet. After it prints it is then cutting but it is about 3mm out!

doing a load of small circles but it is terrible!

never had the problem before, any advice appreciated

Ian

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signmakers humour

Replies: 12

Views: 2494

funny

Love the top one!!! :rofl:

Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Company Franchises.

Replies: 23

Views: 3497

Sign Company Franchises.

Hi all, Just picked up a brochure from one of the main sign franchises at the NEC National Franchise Exhibition and was quite amused by their blurb.. They state that "You don't need a background in the sign industry, as all our franchisees employ proffessional signmakers"... A crasy statem...

Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition Stand: Sold it

Replies: 0

Views: 576

Exhibition Stand: Sold it

Hi folks, A New stand we had to do this week.. A very Hectic day down at the NEC yesterday. New stand for iSold it at the National Franchise Exhibition. Not very good pics as I forgot my decent camera. and there was no room. Set off at 4am and back at 1.30am today, back down Saturday 5pm to pull out...

Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RUG printing

Replies: 6

Views: 944

Rug

Hi
we use these for our mats and they are excellent quality and service

http://www.matsdirect.co.uk/

Cheers
Ian

Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Converting a container to a workshop

Replies: 17

Views: 2945

containers

Hi, my next door neigbour has put 4 wagon bodies side by side cut through to make one large unit and then cladded the uotside with timber. It looks really good and is dry and warm An excellent idea I think. the problem with the steel containers is condensation that is why he used the wagon bodies.. ...

Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:39 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: help please need some inspiration with this van layout?

Replies: 10

Views: 1998

Ace

Just a quickie

Cheers
Ian

Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Having problems with sign lab7 dont let me print over 2m

Replies: 3

Views: 1440

cadet

Hi,
In the RiP check what the printer and cutter madia lenghts are set at.

Also check it is set to roll and not sheet.

Cheers
Ian

Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:02 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can i use a bulk ink conversion on a uniform cadet?

Replies: 21

Views: 5581

bulk

same price from B&P

Ian

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:33 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can i use a bulk ink conversion on a uniform cadet?

Replies: 21

Views: 5581

bulk

Hi,

bought the crtridges and ink from B&P in 1 ltr bottles

Cheers
Ian

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:03 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can i use a bulk ink conversion on a uniform cadet?

Replies: 21

Views: 5581

bulk

Hi,

I have the re fillable ink cartridges from B&P which has made a big difference.

Cheers
Ian

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:17 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What apptape is best for my business?

Replies: 14

Views: 2188

app tape

Hi,

Conform R I find the best

Cheers
Ian

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:41 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition stand: Message Pad

Replies: 6

Views: 975

exhibition

Hi Folks, Thanks for the comments. Rob it depends on the client really we have done the whole thing from design right through to build but we mainly just supply all the graphics and prints. We work with 3 or 4 exhibition firms but at the moment it is getting harder to cover all the work. When we fir...

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition stand: Message Pad

Replies: 6

Views: 975

Exhibition stand: Message Pad

Hi all,

A recent stand we did.. have to re-do it in 2 weeks time for another exhibition.
Had to produce another 4 stands at the same exhibition.

Cheers
Ian

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:32 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - Iveco Stralis

Replies: 3

Views: 763

iveco

Nice job..

Just checked my Mac Tac 9800 charts... found chestnut, clay, fawn and dark brown... could not find POO brown anywhere :D

Cheers
Ian

Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:30 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with my design for new van please?

Replies: 31

Views: 4621

van design

Hi, I know how hard it is to design your own vehicle... just done mine with a lot of help from folks on here. At first sight it looks a little like a recovery/service vehicle having said that I like the way you have tapered them I do not like the font you have chosen though on the sides, only my opi...

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: storplan racking ltd

Replies: 0

Views: 548

signage: storplan racking ltd

Hi Folks, Just thought I would post a couple of pics of some of the stuff we have done recently. Most of our stuff is exhibition stuff but do get the odd few jobs in.. These are nothing special but just tidying up my PC and came accross them. I wish I took more pics of the stuff we do but never seem...

Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: ezytaper owners

Replies: 22

Views: 2668

Ezy taper

Hi, I have one and find that for flood coating and laying graphics on panelsit is great. Not too bad at laminating small prints but have just done 10x 1350 x 2500 blue back paper prints and when laminating them 4 had creases and out of that 4 2 are scrap! that was with 3 men doing it. For small stuf...

Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:42 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: how can i print black onto green with cadet plus please?

Replies: 5

Views: 2494

cadett

Hi,
Why not print black onto green vinyl.

What are your heater settings? may need to up them
Cheers
Ian

Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:52 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: can anyone help with air bubbles in ink lines please?

Replies: 27

Views: 6370

Cadet

Hi,
I think it will probably be the O ring in the damper.. This alows the ink to drain back. Quite easy to replace just make sure you lift it off in an upward direction and not at an angle as I did as this will snap off the small manifold which it seats on!!

Cheers
Ian

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Little advertising doo-daas & corporate branded bumf?

Replies: 11

Views: 1214

nik naks

Hi David, I was looking for similar and ended up purchasing a mug press and doing our own.. Any customer spending over £100 gets a free mug with our details on. It has worked brilliant in 2 ways.. 1) They use the mug all the time and we have had repeat business from it. 2) several customers have ord...

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

iSoldit

Hi All,

Just following on from the exhibition, This is the second shop we have just done the front for.
We have another 7 to do before the end of October.

Cheers
Ian

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:53 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me if there is a way to print/cut and stack?

Replies: 17

Views: 4873

uniform

Hi,

Yes the mimaki will cut through the backing papet leaving .5 mm uncut so you can just pop the image out.
Cheers

Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:53 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone tell me if there is a way to print/cut and stack?

Replies: 17

Views: 4873

cutting

Hi,

The new Mimaki has a Di cut facilty. You print on one machine then put it in the other for cutting,
Saw it at Sign UK.

Cheers
Ian

Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can have opinions please on mactac vinyl?

Replies: 27

Views: 3879

Mac tac

Hi,
Andersons are great on service and pretty good on price..

Cheers
Ian

Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: EZY TAPER (DEMONSTRATION)

Replies: 82

Views: 25689

Ezy taper

HI Shane John Stevenson Wrote Shane I don't think you should back-off at all. Your enthusiasm for Ezy-Taper influenced my decision to buy but I'm on here to be influenced. I welcome everyone's opinion but I also recognise that it's up to me to decide which opinions to act upon. It was clear to me th...

Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can have opinions please on mactac vinyl?

Replies: 27

Views: 3879

Mac tac

Hi, I use all Mac Tac now even the digital. 9800 is excellent and as Andy said some nice new colours, I use a lot of the 8900 mat vinyl which is really good too. as far as price goes I don't bother that much as i put a certain amount of mark up on it anyway... We all moan about customers wanting sig...

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed with rough looking class 1 reflective?

Replies: 10

Views: 1890

reflective

Hi Phill,

i don't plan cutting it, I am just doing 100mm wide chevrons on the rear doors... Just got a price of £270 a roll at 100mm wide with sealed edges :o

I need 2 colours!!!

Cheers
Ian

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed with rough looking class 1 reflective?

Replies: 10

Views: 1890

reflective

Hi Andy,

It is a Transit connect rear doors in cheverons that the customer wants.
The kits that come for them do not include above the window which the customer wants covering.

There are a few curves at the bottom of the doors which may be a pain!!

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed with rough looking class 1 reflective?

Replies: 10

Views: 1890

reflective

Thanks for the advice.. I wish I had checked here before doing the design!!! The kits that are available leave quite a lot of the original vehicle colour showing, the design I did had the whole of the back covered as we do with normal reflective!!! By the sounds of it there is no conformity at all. ...

Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed with rough looking class 1 reflective?

Replies: 10

Views: 1890

Advice needed with rough looking class 1 reflective?

Hi Folks, Have just landed a jod to fit the rear of 12 small transits with class 1 type honeycomb vinyl.. Not used it before so looking for any advice or tips to help the job progress smoothly.. I have seen quite a few vehicles done this way and they look pretty rough after 12 months or so.. Is ther...

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:44 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: why is the black not printing correctly with cadet please?

Replies: 20

Views: 3766

cadet

Hi,

Have you done an enviroment check.. this may help

cheers
Ian

Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exhibition Stands - material recommendations?

Replies: 7

Views: 1387

exhibition

Hi Phill,

As has been said you need to use a pop up material and overlaminate, We tend to use a heavy duty Matt Laminate for them to avoid glare and make them a little more rigid..

Cheers Ian

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:40 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can any cadet user give me some feedback on machine?

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

Cadet

Hi Joe, I have the 54" Cadet and think that for the money it is a great machine. The cost of £2 is bull!!! I am no expert but I would say you are looking nearer to £10 per mtr.. If you are in a large room and only using the machine for short runs ventillation is not a problem. If you are in a s...

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Robert Horn

Replies: 11

Views: 1817

Robert Horne

Hi, I used to use them a lot but prices seemed to creep up. I find that the cost of vinyl and board etc.. in this industry is very hit and miss! I know 3 other signmakers in the area and we all order from the same companys and yet all 4 of us are all paying different prices!! One was using a lot les...

Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

Ezy Taper

Hi,

Not used it much past couple of weeks but no roblems so far.. big differance compared with the first one.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:03 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: why are the colours wrong when i start cadet up please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2430

cadett

Hi,

It may be the little flat ink collector just above the head.. they are simple to replace.. it was the seal in the bottom that fits on the manifold that hardens up and allows the ink to drain back.

Cheers
Ian

Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Credit cards where to get one

Replies: 19

Views: 2154

Credit card

My Advice to anyone is Keep clear of Credit cards FULL STOP!!!

Try and get a debit card which comes straight out of your account.
enan oedraft is better than a credit card...At est with a Debit card what you have bought you actually own..

Just my Two penneth worth.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:02 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Hi Peter,

Yes it is Contra vision on the rear, it is not laminated so I will see how long it lasts. I did a sample laminated but could not see through it properley so have just done it without... Time will tell.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:29 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Hi Folks.. Just a big thanks for everyones input. It all helped, I eventually went with breaking up my logo and used Stevos basic idea but it ended up looking better on the angle ( In my opinion). Thought I would post a couple of pics... Still plan to put sides on the roofrack when I get time. I hav...

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

Ezy taper

Hi folks,

Replacement machine arrived today. Only done 2 small jobs with it but seems ok.

Will do e few larger ones in the week so fingers crossed.
Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

ezy

Hi Shane,

Yes we got a free roll jolder when buying the machine... They told us it will be a few weeks before it arrives though..

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: print media for sticking to a flexible wheel cover

Replies: 10

Views: 2408

wheel cover

Hi,

We have printed on to banner vinyl with the Cadet but for a banner not a wheel cover..
Talk the customer into a semi rigid... will only cost you £18 and it will look much better..
Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:30 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with layout of van?

Replies: 2

Views: 794

van design

Hi, Having had a lot of help with mine here is just a quickie... I think your design is pretty good. All I have done is brought the Black further into the van to show the shadow green on the logo. Swapped the web and Tel numbers. I think the web address works better up there. On the rear have just p...

Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:16 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

Own van

Hi Steve,

Will give it a try with your suggestion and see what I think.
Hope you don't mind me using your concept of breaking up the logo..

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

Ezytaper

Hi,
Ours is the 12mm one. I am told that you can do slimline signtrays on the wider one but that is the only possible advantage I can see.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:48 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Hi Folks,
Van arrived today!!

Can not bring myself to put red and black on it.

I think I am going to go with the different silvers and gun metal effect to keep it subtle...
Not 100% sure though..I HATE DESIGNING MY OWN STUFF!!! :evil:

Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ford driving down hill

Replies: 75

Views: 9144

Ford

Peter...
Bragging about the 3K profit on a new car!!! :D

Cheers
Ian

Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Grahams / Doggy day care

Replies: 6

Views: 1021

work today

Hi Rob,

Like the colours on the Doggy van.. Was the logo printed or cut vinyl? Fancy designing it to go in the middle with all those curves to get around!!!

Cheers
Ian

Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ford driving down hill

Replies: 75

Views: 9144

Ford

Hi Fo;lks, The Chrysler is a great car.. I owned the 2 nd ever PT Cruiser in the UK.. Only had it 3 months and someone came up to me in town and offered £3000 over what I paid for it :o SOLD. I am currently looking at the 300.. had a test drive 2 weeks ago, very nice just have to talk nicely to the ...

Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:31 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Just a quickie..

Tacky ????

Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Hi..
Quick update..

Using Stevos layout with a different slant... May do the word big printe with an eye candy effect to show we do colour prints etc..

Comments please

Cheers
Ian

Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Swabs !!!

Replies: 7

Views: 2325

swabs

Great Goop...
Can you let me have prices
Cheers
Ian

Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:34 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

Own van

Hi... Yes Phill I am coming to that conclusion my self.. Stevo that is great.. Just bought the alloys and side steps for it so now I guess I am going to have to have it chopped and lowered!!!! :D Heres a daft one for you.. A SWB trafic with bulkhead only has 2.1m loading length.... Yet the crew bus ...

Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:26 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Thanks folks...
Really appreciate the ideas

Cheers
Ian

Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:42 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why do i keep having to re-set my shortcuts after shutdown

Replies: 2

Views: 1351

why do i keep having to re-set my shortcuts after shutdown

Hi,

After a little advice, for some reason when I shut down signlab and re open a job the shortcuts along the top go back to default so I have to re set them..
Any ideas???

Cheers
Ian

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:47 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own Van

Cheers Rob..

I am getting some good ideas so should be able to start playing soon.

Cheers
Again
Ian

Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:09 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Cheers Martin...
I like that... That is the beauty of this site everyone has a different slant on things, would have never thought of laying a background.. Cheers
Ian

Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:56 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Cheers Dave,

Chopping it up is no problem... I nay even do away with as it is being such a pain to work around.
Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: laminating contra vision vinyl is going misty why?

Replies: 7

Views: 1753

contra

Hi peter,

I am on Signlab 7.1 and this does not have the window wizard.

I guess everyone who uses contra vision must not laminate it then..

Cheers for the suggestion anyway

Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:39 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own van

Thanks folks,
Jill... That was what I thought of first off as this is similar to our old van..

David... Some nice ideas cheers..

Told you the logo was a pain... May have to re think it..
thanks again folks

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

own design

Hi jill,

I hope you don't come up with anything to good as I would feel real guilty as I already use a business card using 80% of your ideas.... Will just have to put Designed by Jill Welsh on all our Stuff :lol1:
Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

Traffic

Ok... Here is something to play with

Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

ezy taper

Guess so!!
cant fault the service though...No quibbles.

Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:05 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6436

can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Hi Folks, The usual.... Can do customers vans all day long, comes to our new one and can not get anything to flow!!! Have a Renault Trafic SWB crew bus.. light silver, Our company logo is a bit of a pig when it comes to vehicles, It is great when we make small stickers for peoples vans but it just d...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: laminating contra vision vinyl is going misty why?

Replies: 7

Views: 1753

contra

Hi Shane,

It was Metamark we use for vehicle wrapping, ultra clear.
Is there a special one for contra vision then??

Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing onto Reflective Vinyl, Need help/source

Replies: 7

Views: 3696

reflective

Hi Rob,

I print regular on Mac Tac white and Orange reflective with the cadet... We have to up the heat but have no problems. You may ind you need to knock down the passes as the ink seems quite heavy if you go for a high number of passes..
Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Blade supplier?

Replies: 8

Views: 2043

blades

Hi,

I use Signmaster... they are always reliable.
0845 1305565

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:46 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: print file - Roland 54?

Replies: 12

Views: 2225

print

Shane,
What RIP do you use??
I am using the Signlap print & Cut but it does not allow me to send at 25%..
Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

ezy taper

Just a Quick update... After doing quite a few jobs with the eazy taper I was having a problem with air bubbles in the middle of large sheets and prints.. As I said earlier I ended up using a 3mm carrier which sorted it for a while then over the weekend had problems with this too!!! Contacted Peter ...

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: laminating contra vision vinyl is going misty why?

Replies: 7

Views: 1753

laminating contra vision vinyl is going misty why?

Hi all,

I have done a couple of jobs using contra vision but I have just done one and had to laminate it.. the problem is that when I apply it to glass it is misty and you can not see through it.

How do others get over this problem? any advice appreciated

Cheers
Ian

Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

Ezytaper

Hi Shane, The reason we used a 3mm carrier was that the first prints looked to have 1000's of tiny bubbles... as if there was not enough pressure. with the 3mm they were fine. We are still on a steep learning curve.. Tried some of the double sided glue onto the back of some paper today so we could s...

Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign material advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 995

Sign material

Hi steve,

I think that Di don would be the answer... Others may have other ideas though..
Cheers
Ian

Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

ezytaper

Hi Maurice, been busy with the machine.. I have done a couple of laminating jobs 1 was superb mounted onto foamboard... the second was just mounted straight onto vinyl and was not as good as I would have liked... We then did the same job again but ysed a piece of 3mm foamboard as a carrier and it wa...

Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:16 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what good ideas can anyone come up with this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3634

design help

Hi, I would just like to add that as Richard said he did not just come and ask everyone to design something for him... He had done a design and just wanted a few fresh ideas. I have had lots of help with designs from here but always put my design up first. My current business card design was pretty ...

Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:20 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone help please with Roland CAMM-1 problem?

Replies: 8

Views: 2879

roland

Had a similar problem with our cj70... fitted new cutting strip..no improvement.. Changed the blade carrier with our cadet and it was perfect... I would suggest a ew blade carrier..
Cheers
Ian

Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

Ezytaper

I am sure they will not be anywhere near good enough for 100% top quality laminating. We do 80% of our stuff for exhibitions and usually print on matt vinyl but I plan to print onto gloss then matt laminate as it gives a more viberant finnish and I am sure it will be ok for this. Will let you know o...

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New ezytaper arrived today

Replies: 29

Views: 4988

New ezytaper arrived today

Hi Folks, Just to say we have recieved our new Ezytaper today and are well pleased with it.. Flood coated 2x6x3 boards in no time and applied loads of application tape.. Only thing is it is Pig Ugly!!! and looks real old fashioned so may have to make a cover for it when not in use!!! :D Cheers Ian

Wed May 31, 2006 9:57 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lamination for solvent prints

Replies: 15

Views: 2766

laminating

Hi all, I do not laminate any of my solvent prints... I have told clients that if they have a problem within 2 years I will sort it out FOC... to date they all look fine... some are now older than 2 years.. Having said that I have just bought an easytaper so will probably start doing it on some of t...

Sun May 21, 2006 12:21 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: A3 or A4 printer for sublimation?

Replies: 4

Views: 2238

a3

Hi Rob, It was good to see you too.. I am thinking mainly of mugs... But I know that once we start there will be someone that wants a T shirt or something else larger doing. I was planning to buy in a couple of hundred mugs as giveaways to customers but after seeing some of the stuff at sign Uk have...

Sat May 20, 2006 7:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: A3 or A4 printer for sublimation?

Replies: 4

Views: 2238

A3 or A4 printer for sublimation?

Hi Folks, Looking to buy a sublimation printer ( As a few others seem to be). I have found a few good deals on the Epson range. I was wondering if those in the know find they need to use A3 rather than A4? The Epson r220 is 6 colour but only prints A4, but is a lot cheaper than the 1290 which again ...

Fri May 12, 2006 2:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: price it guide

Replies: 15

Views: 1980

price guide

saw the stand at the show and regstered for a free copy... My first thought was how do they make money? Second thought was who will get it? If joe public gets hold of it it could cause a few problems... Similar to the Glasses Guide for cars... joe public gets an old copy off his mate and then goes r...

Thu May 11, 2006 7:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ezy-taper at Sign UK.

Replies: 18

Views: 2053

Ezy-taper at Sign UK.

Just got back from the Show(Thursday)... A couple of friends had been down on Tuesday and Wednesday to have a look at the Ezy Taper for me... The reports were so good decided to shoot down today and have a look for myself ( had to meet a client in Redditch so worked out well) Have to say It sure is ...

Sun May 07, 2006 2:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What was your first car?

Replies: 87

Views: 7414

first car

Hi..

Mine was an Austin Allegro.... But not just any ordinary Allegro..... It was the Vanden Plas!!!!! It had a square steering wheel... In fact that is the only good thing I can say about it!

Cheers
Ian

Fri May 05, 2006 6:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The “Official Sign UK” thread....

Replies: 135

Views: 22833

Hi All... I was going to go Tuesday... Big job comes in so will make it Wednesday.... Another rush job... so it will have to be Thursday!!! another rush job comes in!!! I Have told them I can only do it Friday.... Hope they will go with that... I know last year there was a lot of discussion about da...

Wed May 03, 2006 8:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: printed scaffolding netting!

Replies: 4

Views: 1080

netting

Hi Derek,

Try here
http://www.dominionprint.com/
They may be able to help

Cheers
Ian

Tue May 02, 2006 8:34 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with suggestions for my own van layout?

Replies: 30

Views: 5145

van

Hi,

i like the colour choice and the simplicity of the design, unfortunatly at first first glance i think people would expect it to be a landscape Gardners van..

Not trying to knock it but just my first thoughts..
Cheers
Ian

Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:05 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Banners: Digital Printing costs & quality

Replies: 33

Views: 5834

banner price

Read this thread with interest. In my experiance the customer wants the best price possible..... 9 times out of 10 they could not care less about material UV etc.. they just want it to look good and will say it has to last 6 months etc.. I often miss out on banner work as I have been too expensive, ...

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:38 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Help! Need a new cutting strip for CJ70

Replies: 3

Views: 1435

roland

Thanks Guys

Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Help! Need a new cutting strip for CJ70

Replies: 3

Views: 1435

Help! Need a new cutting strip for CJ70

Hi Folks,

Anyone know where I can get hold of a cutting strip for a Roland CJ 70...
My usual supplier no longer stocks parts for this old Dinosaur!!!

Any help appreciated

Cheers
Ian

Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

london

Hi dave,
sorry mis understood... The 3D work is done Using Design workshop pro.. I cant use it, does my head in but one of the lads has it sussed

cheers

Ian

Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

london

Well John it lets off the worst black smoke and nausious fumes but we have never been asked if it is flame retardent or not...

It may well be but it sure burns well in my incinerator..
Cheers
Ian

Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Traditional, or in the style of?

Replies: 16

Views: 1671

traditional

I guess it comes down to style.. In my opinion a sign can be traditional using modern materials... the choice of font and pinstriping can create an image of traditional. Looking at the stuff that Stevo and Jill do you can work it both ways... The traditional paint and brush way can also look ultra m...

Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:06 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are the ink differences in the cadet & versacamm?

Replies: 62

Views: 13812

versacam

Hi Folks, I must be the odd one out here.... I have the Cadet + and it gets quite a bit of hammer, It usually gets Sundays Off!!. Due to time and being a lazy so and so I only do the maintainance clean abot once every 6 weeks and Touch wood to date have never had a problem. The smell can be a little...

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

London

Hi folks, Thanks a bunch for the comments.. Lynn it has come from the States..You take them an Item tell them what you want for it and they do the rest..Pics,listing, answering emails, post and packing then send you a cheque less their commision. Hugh it is not eBay.. iSoldit is a trading assistant ...

Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

london

Hi,
No it is at The Olympia Exhibition Centre.

If you can see the banners hanging from the roof the exhibition hall charges £1500 each just for fitting!!!

Cheers
Ian

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

London

Thanks for the comments, Especially Jill who has a real critical eye. (that is not meant in a bad way at all Jill) We have to do the next one for the end of May which will be at the GMex then about 3 weeks later on to the NEC. I think iSoldit is something we are all going to hear a lot about over th...

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:34 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: display graphics: jukunda

Replies: 2

Views: 684

print

Hi
Nice and clean but I think there are a few spelling mistakes as I cant understand it!! :D

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Evening & Weekend Working

Replies: 16

Views: 1813

working

Having spent years running round at all hours fitting signs using car headlights it is now Mon-Fri 9-5.. With the exception of Exhibition work. There is more to life than Work ..... One of the things that really used get my goat was when a custome asked if we could fit graphics on their van on a Sun...

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

london

Hi, This stand will be used just the once... We have 3 more to do for them this year but everyting apart fron the lightboxes will be scrapped as the next one is a different size and shape.(That is why I love Exhibitions) Graphics took 3 days to prepare this was due to the raised letters all having a...

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:13 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushed graphics: union jack

Replies: 3

Views: 2540

airbrushed graphics: union jack

Hi,
Having seen Brian Curtis Mini roof which was superb I thought I would show you the one we had done.
We have a guy who we get to come in and do any of the traditional stuff we need.. He is fantastic but is booked up months in advance.
Hope you like


Cheers
Ian

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: exhibition graphics: ebay

Replies: 37

Views: 4680

exhibition graphics: ebay

Hi Folks
A recent job we did for a new client..

Set off from York at 3am got back at 1am the next morning..

This was only a 2 day build so the pressure was on.
hope you like

Cheers
Ian

Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im planning on changing vinyl what do you think of mactac?

Replies: 9

Views: 1686

vinyl

Hi,
We use Mac Tac 9800 for nearly everything.. Have even started using their digital range and never had a problem...

I guess using vinyl is a personal thing as I just can not get on with Oracle which a lot of people on here like.

Ian

Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exhibition Pop Ups

Replies: 3

Views: 831

pop up

Hi,

they attatch using magnetics strips.
We have printed our own in the past but now tend to use the company that supplies the system as they tend to do a good price including graphics..

cheers
Ian

Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:28 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: trying to find a supplier of round slimline lightboxes?

Replies: 2

Views: 1752

trying to find a supplier of round slimline lightboxes?

Hi folks,
trying to find a supplier of round slimline lightboxes. does anybody know of one?

Cheers
Ian

Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: velcro dumb dumb

Replies: 54

Views: 2076

velcro

Brian,
If you only have 1 half of the velcro ignore my other post in your exhibition post!! :D :D

Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: exhibition signs - will velcro support them?

Replies: 7

Views: 1111

exhibition

Hi Brian,

10mm seems a little on the heavy side.

What we tend to do is staple one half of the vecro to the felt panel as the glue itself will not hold well enough. then just stick the other half to the back of the foam board.

Cheers
Ian

Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Moan about suppliers!!

Replies: 65

Views: 3178

A Moan about suppliers!!

Need to have a rant!! I have used Amari plastics for a few years now and have always paid COD. They have been a good company to deal with and never let me down!1 I don't spend fortunes with them, about £400 - £800 a month. Rang to place an order yesterday and was told that I would have to pay by cre...

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you work out your pricing of jobs??

Replies: 8

Views: 1785

pricing

Hi,

I use estimate... took a while to load all the variables into but I now use it for everything.. Sometimes I think things are too expensive and other times too cheap... but whatever it comes up with is what i charge..
Cheers
Ian

Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Olympia franchise Exhibition

Replies: 0

Views: 318

Olympia franchise Exhibition

Hi Just returned from putting up a stand at olympia at the franchise exhibition.. Sign a rama - signs express touting for business as well as 2 other sign franchises. Have to say that their stands were very poor considering what they do. Also another company trying to get people to buy a franchise t...

Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:30 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Uniform Technical support

Replies: 44

Views: 15032

Banding

Hi,

On my Cadet I always do the env check before printing then when the media is loaded I do the adj bi dir test and load a preset. Usually print on 3 or 4 passes bi directional, never needed to go higher.

Cheers
Ian

Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Customers File Problem

Replies: 3

Views: 903

Before you go and sign on....
As a jpg etc it will not come in layers, they always flated the layers. With a tiff it may be able to be in layers... but it will depend how they save it.
It sounds to me that they are flattening all the layers as they save it..
Cheers
Ian

Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:11 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What vinyl brand do you use?

Replies: 31

Views: 11486

vinyl

Hi,

For normal Vinyl.. Gloss MacTac 9800 all the way... 8900 for all the Matt

Printing Metamark and MacTac.

Cheers
Ian

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:07 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with a signlab outline problem please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1957

lines

Thanks a bunch Frank... Sorted

Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:59 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with a signlab outline problem please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1957

line

Hi Peter,

It is on everything.. untill I go into the tools and click the no hairline.!!

any ides?

Cheers
Ian

Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:29 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone help with a signlab outline problem please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1957

can anyone help with a signlab outline problem please?

Hi Folks,
Looking for a little advice.. Everytime I do anything on screen it puts a hairline outline around whatever I do. Never used to do it!! driving me mad..
I know you can click off the show lines but that removes all the outlines on vehicle profiles etc..
Any Ideas??
Cheers
Ian

Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Brass Plaques Supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 757

Brass Plaques Supplier

Hi all,

Anyone know of a good supplier for these. Need some with green lettering etched in to them.
Cheers
Ian

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mind Reading...

Replies: 10

Views: 1237

mind reading

Duhbai....Your too posh Lynn..... :lol1:

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mind Reading...

Replies: 10

Views: 1237

Mind Reading...

A bit of fun... Think of a number between 1-9... Multiply it by 9... You now have a 2 digit number... Add the two digits together.... Take away 5.... Now with the number you have left match it to a letter of the alphabet... A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6...etc. Now think of a country begining with that let...

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A guy walks into a post office....

Replies: 1

Views: 257

a man

:D Like it Shane

Mine...

Man Walks into a bar.......













OUCHHH !!!!

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: just to say mactac is nice and bubble free

Replies: 10

Views: 2130

mac tac

Have to say love the 9800 series.. They have added a few extra colours too. Jill i once had a roll which was similar to what you are talking about, I did not buy it from my usual supplier as they were out of stock so bought it from someone else.. After I complained and sent it back they said it was ...

Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know of a supplier for 3m vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 1216

Does anyone know of a supplier for 3m vinyl?

Hi Folks,

Does anyone know of a supplier for 3m vinyl?

Have a big job to do and they insist on 3m products.
Cheers
Ian

Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you put your name on signs you make?

Replies: 16

Views: 2358

signs

Hi,

we always put our name on everything. With sign boards we always put it on the back... we have had several jobs from this when someone new takes over a property and take the old sign down they say they saw our stickeron the back.

Cheers
Ian
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