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Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: are there any differences between window tint & vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 3360

I've been tinting for over 30 years now mate... Do the wise thing and get a pro to do it..

Not worth the hassle mate.

Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:10 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Getting a good red with CMYK

Replies: 16

Views: 3685

Why not print yourself a CMYK colour sample grid with breakdowns of colour? That way you can have samples of the red you want for with different media.

Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Australian signage

Replies: 3

Views: 1389

It's the new phonic system they're teaching kids at school ;-)

Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: No more radio !

Replies: 8

Views: 2034

Everyone in my place is stone deaf :D

Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Removed "Tabs" for emergency prpinting

Replies: 21

Views: 5059

Good result Martin :D

Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Drying racks for digital printed media ?

Replies: 20

Views: 4595

I use a fold out clothes one mounted 3 metres from floor level. Works for most prints and if I have a really long one, I mount a floor fan off to one side to blow out the gasses left in the valleys caused when hanging a print over 6 metres long.

Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

Oh I forgot... We're still here 8-)

Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

So long... Thanks for all the fish

Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

I reckon it'll be about tea time Phil :-)

Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

Just read this post on FB from a friend of mine in Sydney. "A bloke I know runs a company with about 150 employees. One of them asked for three days off this week in preparation for the end of times. He needed to pray alongside his fellow worshippers for salvation. Serious. No, Really. His leav...

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

Nice one Phil :-)

Hey I've set up a facebook page called I Blame the Mayans. Go and put your Mayan blaming on there as well :-)

Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I blame the Mayans

Replies: 34

Views: 6870

I blame the Mayans

For all the messed up clients who are coming in to my shop lately.

That is all - Returning to the wine now ;-)

Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:29 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Removed "Tabs" for emergency prpinting

Replies: 21

Views: 5059

Removed "Tabs" for emergency prpinting

Hiya, I'd heard about this but have never done it before. On Friday afternoon I had a low ink warning from versaworks for Magenta. Ok I thought I've got a spare cartridge. I changed out the magenta once it ran out and then five minutes later horror struck. The other Magenta ran out as well. I'd been...

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Obama v Romney

Replies: 12

Views: 2780

I heard the Freemasons are now in control...

Wait! Hang on ... I'm one of them ;-)

Bwahahahaha Always wanted World Domination :-)

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: uksignboards.com will Close Down

Replies: 33

Views: 7046

Everyone look out for the vertically challenged people holding bacardi Breezers hanging around the grassy knoll. It's going to be their fault... Not the poor patsy in the book Depositary.

Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to produce shadowed vinyl?

Replies: 11

Views: 2723

If it was white text with a black background you could jet a black keyline with welded black drop shadow and lay that over the white cut text. No colour variations for the white. Or weld the black and white text and over lay the white on the black so that the white is fully covered. that way there's...

Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Start the day right with a cuppa

Replies: 15

Views: 3463

At least two Nespresso Ristretto espresso's before getting out of bed. Jenny brings them to me during the week and I take her coffee on the weekends.

Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Don`t mess with me when I`m stressed!!!

Replies: 13

Views: 3078

Offer them Sex and travel... Tell them to F**7 off ;-)

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from a returning signmaker

Replies: 15

Views: 2393

Welcome to the bestest place on the intermenet :-)

Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hellooo peeps back to annoy everyone :)

Replies: 13

Views: 2703

Gawd get with the programme Nancy ;-)

Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:05 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: It never rains...

Replies: 2

Views: 2169

It never rains...

I haven't picked up a brush for about 9 years now I've got two brush lettering jobs arrive in the same week! My suppliers nearly had a coronary when I went up last week and bought some new brushes. Nothing spectacular to do... Just lots of lines on a bleeding large building ;-) Wish me luck ;-)

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:52 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: The Orchard Inn

Replies: 8

Views: 5011

Love that stuff soooo much. Good looking job

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:50 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ripped off by the trade?

Replies: 28

Views: 6200

Nice one Rob :-) On the whole ripped off matter... Someone can be a tool in the trade or out of it. Karma's a wonderful thing. Let's face it... It was still probably cheaper than going back to your shop wasn't it? IMO as well the client should have been made to pay for the mind change as well... You...

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Planning is eerything!

Replies: 13

Views: 2992

50 Shades of Martin?

Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: been a busy boy lately

Replies: 4

Views: 3066

No bull@h17... That's a cute photo :-)

Well done!

Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on offering business cards to customers?

Replies: 14

Views: 3843

Look at forming a strategic alliance with a local. You benefit they benefit and you can both be experts in your own field. That's if you can find someone you trust.

Mind you... I'm in BNI ;-)

Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:57 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Shop Awnings - What Media to use?

Replies: 9

Views: 2651

I used a heat press vinyl for a job I did years ago.

Ran through the cutter and took out my heat press. Managed to get a good job on it.

Gawd knows where the photos are

Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Got to admire some people......

Replies: 7

Views: 1894

The spell nazi has just made me spit my Jamesons ;-)

Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Got to admire some people......

Replies: 7

Views: 1894

(oh, im a bad boy!) labels Rob.... Labels!!!

I'm guessing ;-)

Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What's the chances of this vinyl causing the glass to crack?

Replies: 12

Views: 3227

Well made point Stu.

Hey have you ever exploded a rear screen? I've had three go on me in the years before we used to heat shrink.

Go off like a bloody bomb and are pretty spectacular.

Hard to explain to the customer though ;-)

Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:01 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What's the chances of this vinyl causing the glass to crack?

Replies: 12

Views: 3227

Yeah mate...Bin there done that ;-)

Learn to reverse weed - That'll make life much easier for finniky stuff. Also don't be scared to simplify someone's graphic if it's not going to work. You're the expert, not the client ;-)

Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:59 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What's the chances of this vinyl causing the glass to crack?

Replies: 12

Views: 3227

Also to add to what Jason said Neil the thermal stress usually happens on really cold mornings when there is a shadow across the glass. The sunny part of the glass heats up more than the shaded part causing a differential in heat on the glass. Where that happens sometimes you can get a crack. I woul...

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think I saw a UFO

Replies: 26

Views: 6962

You idiots ;-)

Made me have a minor ROFL in my ROFL copter :D

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Window Graphics Help please re residue left?

Replies: 6

Views: 2196

Have you tried vim on the glass? If that doesn't work, how about that fluid you use on windscreens to repel rain it's called rain x here.

Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Tradesman's Prayer

Replies: 1

Views: 3102

The Tradesman's Prayer

The Tradesman's Prayer:

Please God... Give me the strength not to murder my apprentice today.

Or if you find it in your heart to allow me to kill him.

Grant me bail... A sympathetic Jury full of Tradespeople... And an aquittal.

Amen

Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy 4th July

Replies: 9

Views: 1989

You've got some joggy typing happening Jill... What's up? ;-)

Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:45 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice please- Mutli colour vinyl bleed

Replies: 4

Views: 1634

You could do a manual blend by creating a dot effect.

There was a demo done on here years ago. Try a search for ASCII in the boards.

Was it Barnabus who did it?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:01 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clarity or others, opinion please

Replies: 24

Views: 7583

Ok... Just checked and it does work in pounds and pence. It takes the currency from your operating system currency settings.

/Whew

Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clarity or others, opinion please

Replies: 24

Views: 7583

Bugger!!! LOL I didn't even think of that. I'm a bad Englishman ;-)

I just had a look in my settings to see if I could change the currency. But couldn't see if I could or not. Surely they'd be able to do it for you.

Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:50 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clarity or others, opinion please

Replies: 24

Views: 7583

I'm pretty sure you can trial Estimate for 30 days at no cost. It's now a subscription based product and costs me about $90 a month to use for two users. Bear in mind that this programme is being used every minute of every day so it's well worth it. It's easy to set up and works on your own overhead...

Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:04 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clarity or others, opinion please

Replies: 24

Views: 7583

Estimate for the win guys.

Been using it for years and it's never let me down. Operates across platforms as well.

L

Mon May 28, 2012 11:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ride to Work Day June 18th.

Replies: 15

Views: 2643

I live in Perth Western Australia mate. Work is patchy But at the moment we're busy.

I ride a Triumph Bonneville T100 and I love it to bits :-)

Mon May 28, 2012 10:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ride to Work Day June 18th.

Replies: 15

Views: 2643

It's Autumn here Peter and I've still been riding every day :-)

2-25 degrees Lovely

Ride safe mate

Fri May 25, 2012 8:45 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Do you post-heat vinyl wraps on vehicles?

Replies: 12

Views: 4778

That's cool mate, I guess I did come across a bit harsh. Get on to a wrapping course if you're interested in learning how to do it. I just completed my 7th course in 5 years. I pick up something new every time I do one. Then it's a case of practice, practice and learn from your mistakes. Keep readin...

Fri May 25, 2012 6:40 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Do you post-heat vinyl wraps on vehicles?

Replies: 12

Views: 4778

Mate...ALWAYS!!!

Not being funny but if you have to ask that question you shouldn't consider doing a wrap :o

Wed May 23, 2012 4:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dubious translation!

Replies: 7

Views: 1609

I'll have the tart please with a side of scum :-)

Wed May 09, 2012 6:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Stone Roses - Guitar wraps!

Replies: 17

Views: 3962

Well Rob??? Got any photos yet?

We're listening to the Stone Roses right now :-)

Wed May 09, 2012 1:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What are your thoughts on selling on Facebook?

Replies: 14

Views: 2716

Not very filling are they Harry? Back on subject...it's easy to set up a FB page, you just have to start. The main thing is to get some likes so that it holds your page name. I don't know how many you need to get the Facebook.com/yourpage address but I think every little bit helps. Plus FB is easy t...

Wed May 09, 2012 12:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Insurance

Replies: 10

Views: 2094

Why don't you see an insurance broker? They will look closely at your business and will advise the best policy for you. They're also independent and work for you not the insurer. Mine is worth her weight in gold. I have never needed to call the insurance company directly with a claim. I just ring Jo...

Tue May 08, 2012 7:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What are your thoughts on selling on Facebook?

Replies: 14

Views: 2716

We use it as an instant method to update folio stuff or interact with our clients.

Check us out

www.facebook.com/grafficjam

Like me and I'll like you ;-)

**Edit** I wanted to also say that we've picked up some good work from FB.

Hi Dave, I'm loving your FB page :-)

Fri May 04, 2012 8:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A thought for 'JC' 2 years on

Replies: 23

Views: 2605

Lovely post guys.

That man had a Worldwide reach.

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 15 Thousand Registered Users!

Replies: 17

Views: 2612

I thought it was smelling a bit funky in here ;-)

Nah mate, what an awesome site populated by some talented and generous folks.

You should be rightly proud.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pencil for marking out on vans and boards etc

Replies: 9

Views: 2336

Omnichrom here :-)

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Minimum height for the bottom of a sign fitted to a post

Replies: 4

Views: 1251

Over here we have to ask the local Authority (Council). If it's next to a road then we have to contact Main Roads Dept. Basically they all have their own different rules.

I usually use 2.4 Metres to the base as a rule of thumb though. Dunno if this helps mate.

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day from Australia

Replies: 11

Views: 1836

Hi Chris from Perth :-)

Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:25 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shane Drew: One of the hardest I've done to date

Replies: 35

Views: 9846

You're still my hero :-)

Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:23 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl application, Float-on wet or not?

Replies: 8

Views: 1869

Like the other boys have said mate do it dry. Use a good pressure on your squeegee just using the sharp edge to hit the vinyl, keep using over lapping strokes and expect to re do the job ;-) Just another bit, little tiny bubbles will disappear over a week or so depending on weather. Good on ya for g...

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:51 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: What brushes would you get for an apprentice?

Replies: 4

Views: 3765

LMAO!!! He's well acquainted with those Rob as well as the tea pot ;-)

He's only got $800 to spend on tools and I'm going to organise him a nice set of fitting tools from Yellow Tools for wrapping and normal vinyl fitting but it's the brushes that have me stumped.

Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:56 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: What brushes would you get for an apprentice?

Replies: 4

Views: 3765

What brushes would you get for an apprentice?

Hi guys,

I've not come up as a brushie so I need to ask some advice.

I've got a new apprentice here and he needs to get some brushes to start off with. Can you suggest some for us please?

Thanks in advance :-)

Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:11 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Window tinting, easy to get into?

Replies: 14

Views: 3718

It's a really finicky PIA job to do. Very labour intensive with not much return if you don't have a sausage factory of blokes trained to do it and a heap of work. I've been doing it for nearly 29 years now and have just finished doing a 4WD for a friend of the family. I'd have been better off spendi...

Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive required to stick metal letters to rendered wall

Replies: 11

Views: 1808

Double banged fixings mate...VHB and Sikaflex. Don't mess about with it and you'll sleep well at night

Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Am I right to be annoyed?

Replies: 20

Views: 2960

Don't walk away...RUN!!!

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My sign's been pinched

Replies: 22

Views: 3999

This is hilarious :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Had a bit of bad luck

Replies: 8

Views: 2264

Had a bit of bad luck

Thursday last week some b**tard broke into my work ute and stole all of my tools. I spent two days going through a list of things that were nicked and the total came out at just over 8 Grand. Thank goodness I have a great insurance broker and was insured for much more than was nicked. Two days of st...

Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:04 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Signapp - The UK's first smart phone Sign Application

Replies: 48

Views: 32745

We'd better be there soon... I need to go to the toilet :oops:

Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:03 am

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: what make / brand is a Signcraft vinyl cutter?

Replies: 10

Views: 6146

Sorry mate but there's no such thing as a "turnkey" Sign business.
Unless you're buying an established shop with qualified tradespeople working in the business already.

Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive / Glue Advice Needed

Replies: 4

Views: 982

Is this going outside mate? I thought 4.5mm was the usual for external acrylics. If these were that large, I'd use two methods for attaching it to a wall. Either Gel tape and Sicaflex (for a smooth surface), or screws in the wall to hold the sign in place while the sicaflex dries. I'm in Western Aus...

Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:12 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Signapp - The UK's first smart phone Sign Application

Replies: 48

Views: 32745

Are we there yet Rob???





Are we there yet Rob???



I'm just a bit keen on this ;-)

Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:41 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Windows 7 64bit and versaworks

Replies: 14

Views: 5093

I've got it running on my Notebook mate with no worries at all. Win 7 8MG RAM 64 bit.

Everything works as well :-)

Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: digital print drying stand

Replies: 9

Views: 2620

This is what I use mate...Pull out Clothes line.

I can get 6M prints on one line. Works well for me

Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Taking on employee need some advice, help

Replies: 31

Views: 7635

If you're employing someone without the skills necessary to jump in and go for it, relieving you immediately then really you have no choice but to pay them the market rate for their time and effort. Just think if you do employ a skilled worker who can allow you to hit the ground running then surely ...

Wed May 25, 2011 5:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Contravision that can be applied to the inside?

Replies: 5

Views: 3071

I just picked up a sample from the Sydney sign Expo. Chief Media over here sells it called brightview one way vision

Tue May 10, 2011 4:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Problems getting paid

Replies: 20

Views: 4193

Do you nave a "Repairers Lien" clause under your fair trading act over there? Basically it means that if a vehicle is left for repairs (I read repairing an ugly exterior with great looking signage) you as the repairer holds a lien over that property (van) until it's paid in full. So you le...

Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone going to the Sydney Sign show in May???

Replies: 12

Views: 2340

I'm kind of open Jason. I love my Roland printer and the service I've received here has been brilliant but I did want a machine that prints white and of course cuts as well.

Does the Epson look good then?

Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone going to the Sydney Sign show in May???

Replies: 12

Views: 2340

Yeah it is for me as well bud. I'm in Perth but am thinking of upgrading my printer for a newer and shinier model so best place to see all that's available is at the show.

Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:10 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Removing door handles Sprinter Van

Replies: 2

Views: 3758

You LEGEND!!! Easy when you know how isn't it?

You've saved me a heap of time, thanks Chris.

Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone going to the Sydney Sign show in May???

Replies: 12

Views: 2340

Anyone going to the Sydney Sign show in May???

Is anyone going along??? If so, wanna catch up?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:14 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Removing door handles Sprinter Van

Replies: 2

Views: 3758

Removing door handles Sprinter Van

Hi guys,

We've got a sprinter van to wrap (whoopee!!!) and I'm buggered if I can figure how to remove the door handles so we can get a nice smooth finish. Anyone got any ideas?

Lee

Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:47 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Supplier of high quality screenshots/promos from films?

Replies: 3

Views: 3073

Have you tried Getty Images?

Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:59 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anybody using Xero Accounting software?

Replies: 17

Views: 6107

I don't know what he charges mate. I'll get Ben to give you a ring and he can tell you. I pay just over $400 per month for all of my bookkeeping with him and I've been rapt with his service.

If you're already using Xero then you're half way there ;-)

Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:07 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anybody using Xero Accounting software?

Replies: 17

Views: 6107

Yep...I've been using it for about 6 months now and I love it. I have a good mate who has developed a whole system that makes my office basically paperless. He includes payroll (for Aus) and also an excellent online archive system that's approved by the ATO.

Businessoxygen.com.au

Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BNI

Replies: 4

Views: 1063

Just hit over $100000 in sales from my BNI group for the year.

Just sold to one client 50 x 2400 x 1200 signs for over $14K

It works people if you're the right guy and the group is a good one.

I love it!

Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery wall art 2601 (application help)

Replies: 1

Views: 968

I've used it on a couple of low sheen walls and it worked out well mate.

Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone advise with vinyl peeling from van?

Replies: 42

Views: 6608

Quick fix and it might cause some screaming here... 3M spray glue to the back of the vinyl then a strip of over laminate to protect the edge.

I know it's bodgy...But it's a fix :wink:

Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:46 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VP540 print / cut problem

Replies: 8

Views: 4207

Also make sure you don't centre the media when ripping. I've done this and it's caused no end of misery.

Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think my job may be on the line....

Replies: 16

Views: 2433

That's bloody brilliant mate. Congrats to you both. On a similar vein, I took my son out on a job a couple of weeks ago 'cos my offsider was on holidays. My lad worked better, more enthusiastically and had a better finish than any one else I've worked with. Not bad for twelve. Pay the lad buddy and ...

Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Has the World gone mad???

Replies: 9

Views: 1739

Well, I had to go to the toilet before I read that one Martin...Now I don't need to walk to the end of the workshop :lol1:

classic!!!

Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Peter Normington...

Replies: 28

Views: 3712

I've known Peter since he was a boy...Did you know he's 23 years old?

Happy Birthday Pete :2thumbs:

Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:12 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting cut acrylic

Replies: 7

Views: 3325

I did think about doing that Mike but I wondered how the finish would hold up to being glued to the surface of the building.

I do like the effect though, any ideas if it would hold up?

Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Has the World gone mad???

Replies: 9

Views: 1739

Thinking about this in the cold light of another day...


I still don't understand it!!!

Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Has the World gone mad???

Replies: 9

Views: 1739

Has the World gone mad???

I've just got a letter from the Superannuation Company that I use for my employees saying that they can't find a payment I'd sent. Please call to discuss the matter. I dutifully phoned back and said that I'd paid the amount and here is the receipt number. Only to be told that I'm not authorised to d...

Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:09 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting cut acrylic

Replies: 7

Views: 3325

Will do mate.

Ta!

Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:04 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting cut acrylic

Replies: 7

Views: 3325

Thanks Harry...See I knew I'd get a sage reply here :-)

I've got some self etch primer that I usually use for Aluminium so I'll use that.

Cheers mate :-)

Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:25 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Painting cut acrylic

Replies: 7

Views: 3325

Painting cut acrylic

Hi guys, I've got to paint some cut acrylic and I just wanted to check with you lot that I'm doing it the right way. Going to key the surface using 200 wet and dry, then wipe over using IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol). Paint using exterior grade sign gloss paints - I'm planning to roller on using a nice lit...

Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to source a T-Square, help please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1244

We use either brickies squares (like the one above ^^^) or a 1500mm glaziers square (if we're using it on our cutting table).

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:44 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Arlon Vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1786

Love the stuff mate...We use the DPF 600 series up to 6000 xscape stuff. The face stock of the Arlon prints really well. It's pretty consistent and looks good. The only problems we've had lately have been with the Kraft liner which has been changed. the X scape is tricky to get a hold of initially b...

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Have you just ever had one of THOSE Months?

Replies: 6

Views: 1413

You guys are sooooo frigging Right! The old "count your blessings" is really true isn't it? Matty, I was in that situation just last year and I'd forgotten how bad it was. Perspective is a nice thing to have...Cheers fellas :D I knew there was a reason I visit here so often :wink:

Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Have you just ever had one of THOSE Months?

Replies: 6

Views: 1413

Have you just ever had one of THOSE Months?

Need to vent so bear with me... Busy beyond belief after having to go back to the UK to organise my Nan's funeral. Lot's of cost and stress having to deal with family, organise stuff for Nan to be sent off and have to deal with Nan's partner who is suffering from maybe a bit of dementia. Had to leav...

Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:32 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: SHADOW HELP

Replies: 4

Views: 2095

I must be stupid too Jill ;-)

Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RIP Buddy Mate

Replies: 15

Views: 2534

It's gutting isn't it Paul?

My little Cocker Spaniel Jake went last September and I miss him every day.

I really feel for you mate.

Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Is there any software which allows you to organise pricing??

Replies: 14

Views: 2216

I use Estimate as well...Wouldn't be without it.

Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What you listening to?

Replies: 48

Views: 7062

In today doing my invoicing and listening to Madness...Jeez it's making me homesick!!! I've only been over here for nearly 30 years (here longer than in UK) isn't it amazing what music can do?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Perth Western Australia.

Replies: 13

Views: 2078

Isn't that just MENTAL??? I came over here when I was 15 in '82. Went to Swanley Comp. So I went to school over here as well. Loved it mate much better schooling than I got in UK. I've gotta go ('cos we're flat out). But definitely pop in and we'll have a brew. I was up your way the past couple of w...

Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Perth Western Australia.

Replies: 13

Views: 2078

Hiya Steve from another Perthite :-)

I'm also an Ex pat. If you tell me you're from Swanley in Kent, I'm going to have a heart attack ;-)

I've got Graffic Jam down in Kenwick on Albany Highway, pop in for a coffee if you're around mate, or if you make it in the late arvo we can make it beer :-)

Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What you listening to?

Replies: 48

Views: 7062

Got Metallica blaring out...Can't think!!! head all woozy!!!

Loving listening to an old fav...Kill'em all

My ears hurt :D :D :D

Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roll up banner Cassette recomendation

Replies: 7

Views: 1076

To me, pull up's do what they say...Pull up from a base. Pop up's kind of like a pop up picture book, you need to pop out the frame and attach the print (or the print is already fixed in place).

Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what are these outdoor nature signs made of?

Replies: 5

Views: 1019

Probably a nice clear liquid over laminate. We used a product from the States called POR 15 which was a two pack. Lasted really well outdoors in all weathers. Jillybeans would be able to tell you the trade name for it. Great for use on metal - Infact I think I bought it from AutoGlym or someone like...

Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roll up banner Cassette recomendation

Replies: 7

Views: 1076

Hey Martin,

I use the Marc Brik ones... I love these things!. Got a client just dropped one back today for her 4th print on one of her banners. Bit pricy but well worth it IMO.

Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what a trooper!

Replies: 15

Views: 2063

BNI Has been without a doubt the best thing I've ever done for my business. there are a few here on the boards that seem to knock it but I'll do close to 100k this year based on referrals from my chapter. If you're good at what you do, are willing to put some time and effort in to it and have some p...

Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:00 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Heat shrinking car window tint

Replies: 16

Views: 10247

Didn't I do a heat shrinking tutorial here? It was a few years ago. Quick tips...Pull tint from box, tint will only shrink to the outside edge i.e the bit at the end of the rolls. Don't ever try to shrink lengthways down the roll - It WON'T work. You need to make sure the glass is very clean and you...

Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What you listening to?

Replies: 48

Views: 7062

Jeez Rob...You'd better moderate your post or 'er indoors might see it and give you a smack ;-)

BTW playing Madness at full bore..

Love it!

Also had The Teardrop Explodes on this afternoon...I must be having an 80's flashback :oops:

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What you listening to?

Replies: 48

Views: 7062

What you listening to?

Working late (again). Just loaded up Madness, Human League and George Michael...Am I a tragic or what ? :lol1: What else had been on the player today??? Lots of James Brown, a bit of Metallica, Queens of the Stone age, David Bowie. Yeah It's been a long day - Still going :cry: Need good music to sta...

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Just finished huge sign from Vinyl and 3D channel letter

Replies: 12

Views: 3859

That's just sexy mate... Nice work!

Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printable Banner vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1425

I don't usually do this sort of work mate...But there's no way I'd look at doing a truck curtain with a Gerber...Don't they only print to 30" or so?

Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Non payer

Replies: 52

Views: 9610

I really feel for you mate. Had a similar problem last month. Client paid 50% deposit with balance due at time of install. Anyway long story short, asked for cheque when we arrived, yep said the bloke...I'll just organise a direct deposit from head office. Carry on putting up signs which we did. End...

Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what are your views on Vehicle outlines please?

Replies: 33

Views: 5389

We've used Fastcars (Aussie based outlines) for years and only recently bought Impact's set. I was really impressed with Impact. The only thing I can see to improve their outlines is the addition of a scale grid to the bottom of each file. Fastcars do this and it makes scaling (and checking scale is...

Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Plymouth;- 30ft Sign falls and badly injures women.

Replies: 17

Views: 3064

This is every installers worst nightmare isn't it?

I really feel for the lady who was injured and the people that installed the sign.

Hopefully the installer had adequate insurance.

Mon May 31, 2010 10:00 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Sistene chapel cieling

Replies: 7

Views: 3851

ROFLMAO Jason... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

You're going to hell for that one :wink:

Thu May 27, 2010 11:42 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa d120 at work looking for a cheap hobby cutter for home

Replies: 6

Views: 3951

Glad you got that sorted Paul :D I started my biz with a cheap Chinese plotter - a GCC Lynx and it worked really well for me for nearly 10 years. It's still sitting in the workshop under a tarp in case my Roland dies (which I'm sure it won't). It looks like you've found one in the ball park of what ...

Thu May 27, 2010 11:25 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa d120 at work looking for a cheap hobby cutter for home

Replies: 6

Views: 3951

Edzachary!!!

Thu May 27, 2010 11:19 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa d120 at work looking for a cheap hobby cutter for home

Replies: 6

Views: 3951

Sounds like you just want a bottom end machine. So why not go for an ebay purchase? Anything like a Roland Graphtec Summa would so you so I'm confused what you're asking.

Am I just confused?

Tue May 25, 2010 11:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: UV Window film advice wanted

Replies: 3

Views: 893

If you haven't done it before mate...Run away!!! It's a very specialised area of installation. It's easy to stuff up and it'll cost you to re do. I've been tinting for the past 27ish years and still stuff up the occasional window. (rarely ;-)) If you want to have a crack at it, then by all means get...

Tue May 25, 2010 11:42 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3m window film RE20

Replies: 13

Views: 2361

If you don't know the type of film you need Tara or where it's going to be used then you don't know enough about doing the job mate.

3M film is expensive and easy to stuff up if you're not a qualified tinter - could be really expensive for you.

Tue May 25, 2010 11:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day guys

Replies: 19

Views: 3456

Hi from Perth Phil /waves

Mon May 24, 2010 10:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I've had to bite the bullet..

Replies: 14

Views: 2342

Ouch!!! You poor bugger ;-)

Wed May 19, 2010 2:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Illustrator spot colour help ???

Replies: 3

Views: 559

What Dan said Shaun but have you also tried printing as a pdf?

This sometimes sorts it out.

Sat May 15, 2010 4:11 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Can you cut magnetic vinyl with plotter?

Replies: 11

Views: 6586

Did this myself yesterday using "stencil" font and cut the letters Fully Amped. Did about 5 passes, pushed out the mag material...Job done! Don't try and rush it, What I did as well was to put some cheap left over laminate (or vinyl) on the mag side to help it run though, cut the white are...

Thu May 13, 2010 8:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What's the best glue to use?

Replies: 5

Views: 1178

May not be a huge benefit in the UK, but Sikaflex can move 20mm before loosing bond. A really great thing when you have high heat (and expansion) problems.

Sika (and VHB) makes me sleep at night ;-)

Thu May 13, 2010 8:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Giant Aboard Supplier

Replies: 5

Views: 1001

Qualsign do them down here mate...1800 x 1200.

Mind you it'd take you ages to drive and pick it up ;-)

Sat May 08, 2010 7:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats your favourite advertising slogan?

Replies: 20

Views: 2719

I've done "Blind man driving" on a window blind fitter's van.

Fri May 07, 2010 4:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 32314

Very sad news indeed.
Condolences to his family and friends, colleagues and everyone here. We've all lost someone special.

Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Looking for vehicle outline, health & safety sign disks

Replies: 5

Views: 2087

Definitely Brian's stuff...Bloody brilliant!

Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:28 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: how do i edit versaworks profile settings

Replies: 6

Views: 1810

Going from memory here mate but I don't think you can unless you want to make either A or B Queue a default of this vinyl. You might be better off having a file near your desk with the vinyl and tested settings printed on a page. This is what I've tried to do (but I keep forgetting to do it) ;-) Ano...

Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch!! one of those weeks

Replies: 14

Views: 2066

Maaaaaattttttee... What a pisser!

Isn't that typical of that Murphy git?

I'm surprised you aren't on a maintenance contract with Roland. I've had about 4 heads replaced including the Moboard all under warranty.

I really feel for you mate.

Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:46 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: A3 Scanner (anyone use one?)

Replies: 10

Views: 4023

David, I've always had an A3 printer until recently. Whenever I print client proofs, I always did them in A3. It looks much more impressive from a clients perspective. A secondary consideration is that people can't fax it or scan it in normal A4 scanners, so you are less likely to be shopped around...

Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:45 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Fixings signage to a freight container advice please?

Replies: 20

Views: 5919

I thought that semi divination was a pre requisite for the job ;-)

Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:57 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Fixings signage to a freight container advice please?

Replies: 20

Views: 5919

Print on Tyveck and apply with double sided tape?

Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good luck to Shane Drew

Replies: 30

Views: 3274

Get well soonest Mr Drew.

Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What tool to use for removing badges??

Replies: 11

Views: 1294

Fishing wire...D'oh!!! What a frigging good idea.

I've always used a pick from Snap on to lift the edges. A bit of wire would work so much better :lol1:

I've learned something - Thanks

Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:33 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: go to the customer or get them to leave the vehicle??

Replies: 26

Views: 7742

B all the way. If you've got a decent workshop then you get to control the environment that you work in. If you're on site at someone else's workshop you don't have control over where the vehicle is parked, the wind conditions, dust factors and the "Richard cranium" factor of their employ...

Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4346

Pmsl :dance4:

Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4346

I would have picked up on it too buddy :lol1:

Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4346

I did wonder about that :o

Flip Flops...does that work mate?

Japanese safety boots...

pluggers...

Fly swatters...

All the same 'ting

Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch !!! The importance of PPE.

Replies: 24

Views: 4346

Ouch Stephen! Ive got a missing right big toe after my neighbours dog bit me and the tooth went through the nail and into the bed. So I know EXACTLY how you feel right now. I'd just taken off my workshoes and was wearing thongs to visit my neighbour. Here are the shoes I wear every day at the office...

Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Bomb Film Removal

Replies: 10

Views: 2088

Cut the film into vertical strips Colin. Then you only have to deal with small manageable pieces at a time. Make sure you cut with a very fresh sharp knife each time you cut a strip.

Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RGB - what's the point?

Replies: 6

Views: 1028

Isn't it something to do with the larger colour gamut in rgb than is available in CMYK? Apparently if you use rgb to design in then you'll get much more vibrant colours when you go to print. Having said that, we mainly use CMYK because Jenny likes to work in that ;-) And I don't argue with the desig...

Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting flat cut lettering without locators

Replies: 12

Views: 1899

Qualsign in Perth supply them PJ. I've no idea where in Melbourne
08 9370 1163

Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations Rugby

Replies: 24

Views: 2981

I know exactly what you mean Hugh. Went to see the Ireland v Australia game a few years ago with my Aussie mate (huge Walabies fan). We were sitting next to a Kiwi (he looks Maori but gets annoyed if you call him one) and his Irish Girlfriend. So my mate starts talking to the big Kiwi about the game...

Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations Rugby

Replies: 24

Views: 2981

I did wonder if I'd get a rise out of you for that one Gert :D I've got a good friend who's from SA and when it's Rugby season we all come over Nationalistic. I've been in Aus for 28 years, I've gone for the Australian teams ever since, but in Rugby...I'm the pommy b*stard. It's all said in jest, wi...

Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations Rugby

Replies: 24

Views: 2981

Lol you're not an orphan there Hugh. I had to look it up :wink:

Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations Rugby

Replies: 24

Views: 2981

Nice looking blokes you've got there Jilly. A bit of Redneck Chic is always applicable at race days :-? Hugh, it's a great competition with 14 teams so it's Rugby buddy, just with 14 teams. The REALLY great thing about it is that it's an international series, 4 teams from Aus, 5 from New Zealand and...

Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:42 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Revolutionary Metallic & White Ink printer & cutter!

Replies: 7

Views: 5546

label press??? Do tell :wink:

I just got an email this morning about a label press and finishing station.

About the $60K mark

Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:34 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on business cards and letterhead equipment.

Replies: 11

Views: 2709

There you go Stuart...A result get it through UKSG. I was going to say that we do a lot of print work here. But we only use wholesale printers for our work. They're the experts who have the machinery, the staff and who also carry the warranty of not producing a good finish. Having said that, can you...

Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:28 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Revolutionary Metallic & White Ink printer & cutter!

Replies: 7

Views: 5546

Hey Jason, Have you got yours yet? If so, I'll give you a call next week to see how it's going 'cos I'm due to have a look at the new one over here (and I want to justify buying it :wink:) Did you keep your other XC 540 as well? do you print white with the new one? does it make coffee and does it ha...

Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations Rugby

Replies: 24

Views: 2981

Nice to see people getting excited about a real game not aerial ping pong like they play in WA (although I do love the West Coast Eagles). Our National Comp kicked off last Friday and I took my son along to see his first game. He absolutely loved it. Hugh, I think you've missed your calling mate :D ...

Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:33 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good simple font manager?

Replies: 19

Views: 9718

pmsl Shane... I AM a worry mate :D

Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:09 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: SP540v Contour cut alignment issue

Replies: 24

Views: 11443

Don't know if you've thought of this but are you having problems contour cutting over a long feed? If so, why not lessen the feed length so the machine doesn't have to travel so far to cut? Versaworks gives you an option to set the page length so if I've got to do say 64 stickers at 320mm x 260mm, I...

Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:53 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good simple font manager?

Replies: 19

Views: 9718

Update...

Re ran Corel Bitstream Font Navigator after allowing my fonts file to allow links. I also removed duplicate fonts from my system and hey Bisto!!! It's working again!!!

Thanks for your help fellas :-)

Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:45 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good simple font manager?

Replies: 19

Views: 9718

Thanks for the link Shane, I'll have a squiz at it a bit later. Alan, yeah I did run the FN for the first time but for some unknown reason it's not letting me install ps1 Fonts. I'll have another crack later on today. Nigel, it's really important to have a font manager when you're working with other...

Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:46 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good simple font manager?

Replies: 19

Views: 9718

Yes Alan that's exactly the kid of problem I was having.

How did you fix it up?

Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:31 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone recommend a good simple font manager?

Replies: 19

Views: 9718

Funny you should mention it...I've just downloaded a trial version of Font expert http://www.proximasoftware.com/fontexpert/ It looks really powerful and is a bit tricky to use but looks like its the nuts. I'm still figuring out how to use it properly but we've got nearly 20000 fonts on our system s...

Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting flat cut lettering without locators

Replies: 12

Views: 1899

Glob of Silicone behind the letter? Should be able to level off by eye so letters are the same distance from the wall surface.

Or what about making your own standoffs by cutting down some thin acrylic tubing to the right size?

Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to fit these signs

Replies: 36

Views: 4646

Alucobest comes in 1250mm x 3000 sheets mate. Nice composite material that we use a lot.

But looking at these sizes Banner flex face will be a great solution

Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Superbowl XLII

Replies: 29

Views: 4025

Loved the game!!! Got to a bud's home at 6.50 am for the start and loved every bit of it. Very exciting...Especially when mate's wife delivered the first beers at 7.45 :lol1:

Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:38 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Real huge sign - need advice

Replies: 7

Views: 1980

If it's a single colour to the background, why not paint the background and apply cut vinyl lettering?

It'll be so much easier to do the background, no overlaps and much faster to install.

Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:21 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Has anyone taken out the Rolandcare extended warranty?

Replies: 3

Views: 1068

Yep I've got the service agreement with Roland Australia and they've been fantastic.

I'd buy another machine with their warranty plan again in a heartbeat.

Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:20 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Half of magenta print head not firing?

Replies: 11

Views: 5276

I've had this mate. Check your ink levels. I'd bet that you are showing a magenta that is showing one little bit of ink left on the screen. What I've found is that sometimes the ink is out but doesn't show up. Try changing out the lowest magenta with a new cartridge. It's something to do with the se...

Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:49 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Problems fixing sign to wall

Replies: 8

Views: 3127

If you're going to go the ply route, why not self tapper fix through the face of the ply into the bracket, then apply the ACM to the ply using gel tape and Sikaflex? You can have the sign up nice and strong and have no visible fixings. The gel tape's really only to hold the sign on to the ply while ...

Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does anyone on the boards have a CSCS Card?

Replies: 15

Views: 1775

We've got the same kind of system here in Aus In WA it's called a Construction Safety Awareness card or "Blue" Card. I'm sure it was supposed to make working on a building site safer and easier by giving a standard set of guidelines for working on site. Unfortunately you still have to do i...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:19 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5715

If you place a path around where you want the text to go and then select the text tool, when you go near the path, the text tool cursor should automatically select the path. Then you get some options of how to place the text.

Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:54 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks and Vista home premium

Replies: 9

Views: 2605

Hey Terry, Have you updated Versaworks to the latest version? I'm just about to change to 64 bit with my computer currently running Windows 7 32 bit to a 64 bit environment. I spoke with the guys I bought my printer from, and they have a machine running vista in 64 bit. Doesn't seem like Versaworks ...

Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:58 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: XC-540 Head soak

Replies: 18

Views: 7260

Couple of quickies... Have you taken out the cartridges to see if they've got ink in them first? instead of doing something that might give you more grief than it saves you, have you run multiple head cleans? Don't do the major head clean, just do two or three light cleans. This might save you ink (...

Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help please on choosing board to apply Vinyl Graphics to

Replies: 9

Views: 1730

Bit late with a reply, but composite is great (alucobond or dibond) but don't forget when you apply that these substrates do move quite a bit in the heat, so allow some spacing when you drill for your fixings to allow for thermal expansion. Probably not a thing you guys are thinking about in Europe ...

Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What "Rules" do you have in your business

Replies: 7

Views: 1135

What "Rules" do you have in your business

We have a hard and fast rule in Graffic Jam. If we buy a piece of equipment for the workshop, it HAS to be able to open a bottle of beer. This has been tried and tested on such things as: heat guns, Laser Thermometers Fridge (to hold said aforementioned beer), Ute (vehicle that carries all of our st...

Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:12 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Roland Gx24 not tracking straight

Replies: 21

Views: 8309

Are your pinch rollers clean? They do have little grooves in the rubber bit which allows the vinyl to track a bit better. Try giving them a bit of a clean with some solvent and a cotton tip.

Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: promoting your business

Replies: 19

Views: 2811

You're right Martin, It's all up the the group you're with. When I started with mine, there were 15 members, now we're up to nearly 30 and we're a vibrant group constantly growing. We're all about quality of people joining as well so we're very selective who is accepted into the group as it directly...

Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: promoting your business

Replies: 19

Views: 2811

:D No worries at all buddy.

I do live in the most isolated Capital City in the world. Perth is like a country town ;-)

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: promoting your business

Replies: 19

Views: 2811

Best thing is to go to the BNI website and find a signie who is miles away from you and give them a ring to see if it's working for them or not. I know some other signies here who are in it but don't do as well as I do. personality and ability play a large factor in your success, also not being in i...

Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:55 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on vinyl to use to wrap consoles

Replies: 1

Views: 1121

If you want it to adapt to a new shape i.e curves, you've got to use a cast vinyl, and make sure you pot heat to give the vinyl the new shape memory.

Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: promoting your business

Replies: 19

Views: 2811

The best thing I've ever done for my business has been BNI. Business Network International http://www.bni.com I've picked up just over $50000 of new business this year from it. I've done the yellow pages thing, the Chamber of Commerce thing, the large newspaper advert thing and the best has been BNI...

Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wall Graphics

Replies: 1

Views: 768

Are you thinking of printed materials or cut vinyl mate? We're using the Avery MPI 2601 for removable print media. For permanent graphics, Arlon DPF 6000X, or Avery 1005 EZ. For cut vinyl we use normal cast vinyl like Avery 900. The main thing to remember is that if the vinyl is going to be removabl...

Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Window graphics

Replies: 5

Views: 1007

Might be microscopic bits of air trapped in between the glue and the glass and it showing due to uneven squeegee pressure. When we do an internal vinyl fitting on coloured vinyl, we generally do them wet so the water is evenly spread over the whole surface of the glue. When the fluid dries, there's ...

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:02 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: I am getting incomplete cuts...not random though

Replies: 10

Views: 4811

You've got the same problem I had with my GCC plotter Andy. It's something to do with the hardware and the down force your plotter applies to parts of your ripped cut. I had to set my blade depth to "really deep" basically so the lightest part of the cut still got through the vinyl. Needle...

Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a good used printer for canvas printing

Replies: 2

Views: 897

What Warren said ^^^^^^^

Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 7517

I'd say that 3mm float glass is the same whether it's here or there mate. The building codes have just been changed (last year I think) where the minimum glass thickness is 5mm. this has created a hassle for old style aluminium frames which are only made to accept 3mm glass. My Glazier mates have ha...

Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:52 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wrapping Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 2206

Arlon Xscape 6000 repositionable here... I love this stuff.

Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sick puppy. Just wanted to share.

Replies: 56

Views: 5186

Got tears falling down my face mate. We had to let our little mate go about a month ago...13.5 years old, little Black Cocker spaniel called Jake - My best mate. Took him to work every day from about 8 weeks old. Never cried so hard in my life. Still breaks my heart. I've got his collar on the bed p...

Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Michael Jacksons Ghost

Replies: 16

Views: 1830

Don't laugh too hard Drew...I might courier it off to ya ;-)

Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Michael Jacksons Ghost

Replies: 16

Views: 1830

OMFG!!!

There's a mess in my pants. I actually turned up the sound

Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:35 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 7517

I'll have to be quick as I'm flat out. Here's it in a nutshell. All glass is subject to thermal expansion when it gets heated by the sun. The biggest thing you have to look out for are the glass types (laminated, toughened or float) and also the glass thickness. We have problems here mainly during w...

Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:38 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Issues printing from PDF

Replies: 11

Views: 5199

Flatten transparencies before pdfing them. That should work.

I'm having pdf issues with my computer but that's another issue

Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lightbox suspended off the ceiling advice needed

Replies: 8

Views: 1136

Hang on Ali, (pardon the pun ;-))

you're looking at putting up a very large hanging light box which for most of us would be a challenge having years of experience, and you're asking about eye bolts?

Are you biting off more than you can chew with this job?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lightbox suspended off the ceiling advice needed

Replies: 8

Views: 1136

Just had another thought. This is one fitted like Warren advised. We couldn't get above the wooden panels as above this shop front there was a balcony for an apartment and it was tiled. I got the legs made with the brackets fixed at the top but moveable at the bottom. I did this so I could adjust th...

Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:32 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lightbox suspended off the ceiling advice needed

Replies: 8

Views: 1136

We do large light boxes like these. The way we usually attached them is by a threaded rod that goes into the top of the light box and then into a brace which is above the ceiling. A sleeve then goes over the threaded rod hiding it from view. What we do is (in the case of a Veranda sign) is to remove...

Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:07 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: what can I do with my used versacamm cartridges?

Replies: 41

Views: 11771

What Mr Southern Comfort said ^^^^^ :wink:

Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:16 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: what can I do with my used versacamm cartridges?

Replies: 41

Views: 11771

I guess I'm lucky here, my Roland dealer here takes back old cartridges and gives me $10 back off my service charge for each one.

They re fill and re sell.

Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:08 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Aftermarket inks for Roland XC540 Pro

Replies: 20

Views: 4598

Why wouldn't you just go with the inks that are designed for the machine? These are expensive bits of kit, and I can't see why you'd want to go and put something in it that may not work just to save a few bucks. Why not just charge the end user (the client) the right price for the right gear and you...

Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Opinion Please- Especially Aussie's

Replies: 5

Views: 805

That's a listing of the Perth to Fremantle train stations.

Go ahead and copy it mate. It looks really really old so copyright shouldn't be an issue at all.

Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm impressed!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 2839

ROFLMAO Rob :lol1:

Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm impressed!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 2839

Lol...I'm big and certainly ugly enough Drew ;-)

The reason for the thread was just to give credit where I believed credit was due. Not a lot of people do this without some ulterior motive

Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Visual Impact Sydney 09

Replies: 5

Views: 709

And the guy falling over?

Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm impressed!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 2839

Jeez...Talk about a thread hijack :o

Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: my new, what my make fill good

Replies: 5

Views: 713

Too much of the old Amber nectar hey Drew?

I love watching ice hockey...What a brilliant exciting sport.

Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Visual Impact Sydney 09

Replies: 5

Views: 709

Nah not this year mate. I was trying to swing it, but I'm just too busy to take the time off. I am coming over to Melbourne in the next few weeks though. Believe it or not, I've got a job to do over there for my Brother in law. I get top class legal and accounting work care of him, and he gets top c...

Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm impressed!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 2839

Didn't you realise Rob...I have lunch with you guys EVERY day :wink:

Coming on to this site inspires me and relaxes me.

Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm impressed!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 2839

I'm impressed!!!

I just received my copy of Brian's Impact library 2009. I'm really impressed with this. It was very easy to buy, arrived in just over a week and from the looks of the number of vehicles is great value for money. Much much better than what's available in Australia. Well done to the guys at Impact :2t...

Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:47 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Awkward customer.. What would you do?

Replies: 18

Views: 3665

Gotta say I feel for you mate. It does bring the matter up again about receiving a deposit for a job, especially rush jobs because once they've got the sign up it's not important to them. If you can see where you've let yourself down on procedures, then like some of the other guys here have said, bi...

Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Devil's Advocate

Replies: 26

Views: 3478

So who's gonna ban Rob then??? Show of hands? :wink: I can remember way back when...This site wasn't a Commercial effort...It was a burden of love. I remember getting replies to my questions from Aus by Rob and it was three o clock in the morning in Scotland where he was staying up late getting some...

Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

Replies: 9

Views: 2535

Allright...I'm being REALLY thick :-) isn't the over laminate the same as the face stock for wrap vinyl?

Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:54 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

Replies: 9

Views: 2535

I might be misunderstanding you mate, but wouldn't any of the normal wrap vinyl over laminates be ok?

Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:27 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Replies: 7

Views: 1903

Email me so I can email you and together we can email :-)

edit...Forgot to put down my email addy...

Email edited before the mighty smiter comes along ;-)


Jeez I'm a walley ;-)

Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:03 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Replies: 7

Views: 1903

Thanks guys...It's driving me NUTS!!!

Well more nuts than I usually am ;-)

Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:25 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Replies: 7

Views: 1903

Yep!

Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:03 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Replies: 7

Views: 1903

Problem importing pdf's into latest Versaworks update 3.2.2

Hi guys and gals, As the subject line says I can't import any pdf's into Versaworks since the last update. Even previously printed pdf's from last week aren't importing. Am I being dense and missing something? Even my Roland techie has no idea other than re installing (which I've already done). Any ...

Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I am so angry.....

Replies: 36

Views: 3688

Sorry to buck any PC trends here but he'd be on a right hander if it was my son.

Where did the saying "Cop it on the chin come from???"

I feel really bad for you mate

Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can i source graphic see through window stickers?

Replies: 4

Views: 789

Digital print on clear vinyl and internally applied is subtle but looks SWEET!!!

Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: newbie with a 30ft banner to do!!!advise please

Replies: 3

Views: 852

I'd sub it out mate to one of the guys here. Banners are pretty easy to do but you do need to have room to apply vinyl to them and banner vinyl is pretty sticky. Plus you need to keep the banner skin taut while you apply.

Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:37 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: 3M Rollers

Replies: 17

Views: 5668

Neither does she (hot)

Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: 3M Rollers

Replies: 17

Views: 5668

Just what the wife says mate ;-)

Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:39 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: which magnets do you use for holding vinyl?

Replies: 19

Views: 5662

Like I said Drew...I fell over which for me is really unusual especially when it's to do with spending money ;-)

I really like my fish ones. They work a treat.

Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:42 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: which magnets do you use for holding vinyl?

Replies: 19

Views: 5662

which magnets do you use for holding vinyl?

Hey guys, We all know that magnets are the best way of hanging your wrap vinyl to a vehicle for placement. I know that Avery has those really (really) expensive magnets that I think were about $70 each(?) I feinted when I got told the price, so can't remember when ;-) Anyway what we use here are fis...

Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: 3M Rollers

Replies: 17

Views: 5668

I can't wait to get my hands on these...I ordered them last week.

Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do you advertise your sign business?

Replies: 22

Views: 2459

Yeah Chris I was really skeptical about groups like this but I've been really surprised and happy at how well it's worked for me. It is a large commitment of time and energy though to make it work, and you have to be willing to make sure you work it. I've done at least $3000 in the past two weeks th...

Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:36 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do you advertise your sign business?

Replies: 22

Views: 2459

Get a portfolio of work together and join a networking group like BNI (Business Networking International). I joined in February last year and did nearly 30k of new business in the first year. This year I'm hoping to blow that away. Cost me about $900 odd for the first year inc joining fees and I hav...

Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: is it wise to supply a proof with quote or not?

Replies: 44

Views: 3574

Gotta totally agree with Jilly...We do exactly the same as her and won't change.

Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:17 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Sign-pricing software

Replies: 9

Views: 2731

I did forget to mention that you DO need to know how to price for your biz regardless of what tool you use to price.

Good thread peeps.

Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:38 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Sign-pricing software

Replies: 9

Views: 2731

I haven't clicked that one John, but if it was anything like the one I've just read>>>Whoooo!!! Better get my fire extinguisher out :wink:

Nice to see you as well mate.

I'm hoping to be able to spend more time in this place soon.

I still love it.

Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing Software...

Replies: 51

Views: 8294

Just jumping in on the thread. I've been using Estimate for about three years now and I love it. You do have to be careful and make sure your worksheet for overhead is right so your hourly rates get done properly. I think it's a no brainer IMO I can do a price on a large sign either printed or paint...

Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:17 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Sign-pricing software

Replies: 9

Views: 2731

Ohhhhh I'm going to have to do a search as well guys.

Mind you, I've been using Estimate for a few years now :D

Wed May 20, 2009 12:18 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printing on poster paper

Replies: 7

Views: 2075

Gotta love a good result hay?

Tue May 19, 2009 5:16 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Printing on poster paper

Replies: 7

Views: 2075

Could be static discharge. Try slowing down the head speed.

Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:19 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Learning to wrap...

Replies: 26

Views: 9651

Interesting comments above^^^^ I totally agree with Rob's comments regarding the use of a subbie to "learn" from. A couple of years ago, I traveled to Sydney to attend a wrapping course at the Sign show there. Actually that's where I met Jason (Hi Jas /waves). The training I got there has ...

Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:42 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: mounting a large print

Replies: 2

Views: 637

Make sure you have plenty of print overlap between panels mate. Like Chris said, apply from the centre out.

Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:29 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: How to work out Sq Metres? Sq Mtr Calculator?

Replies: 24

Views: 5551

Bugger it...Just work in what you understand mate...

Personally I work in beers as a measurement...Takes three beers to RIP and two to print...Costs X $ :lol1:

We all have brain farts, don't stress on it :D

Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:07 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Apply Vinyl to Large Outside Window

Replies: 19

Views: 2650

O Lol winding you up... :D

For me...Dry...Dry...Dry!!! unless it's an inside fit reversed with a white laminate. Then definitely wet :D

Got up to 35 degrees the other day...God I love it HOT!

Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:53 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Heat gun vs Torch flame

Replies: 15

Views: 4023

We use both...I like to use the flame as I'm fitting because it directs localised heat to a small area very quickly. I never post heat with the flame though...Burns too easily (as I've found out :-))

Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where can I get estimating software from?

Replies: 5

Views: 741

I price everything using Estimate software.


But, I do also check using the Australian Sign Pricing Guide :D

Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:41 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyome help me with corel it wont import or export?

Replies: 5

Views: 1005

lol Hugh...I've just bin there...Done that...Made that stuffup...

:D :D :D

Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:28 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyome help me with corel it wont import or export?

Replies: 5

Views: 1005

Have you tried exporting your file as a .eps into your cutting programme?

Make sure it's all outlined (vectored) and saved in an older .eps format (I think illustrator 3.eps is the most generic).

Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Trying to source Wall Vinyl.

Replies: 13

Views: 3173

When I get into the office on tomorrow I'll dig out the flyer I received. It was definitely printable media. To answer your other question Simon yep we've applied a lot of Avery 1005 EZ to inside walls. Mind you they are smooth and none has come off yet. I'll post up some pics of finished stuff on m...

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:20 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Trying to source Wall Vinyl.

Replies: 13

Views: 3173

Haven't Mactac just released a brick wall vinyl?

Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:42 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Enlarging jpg Images WITHOUT Losing Clarity?

Replies: 18

Views: 3622

We send massive files via Windows messenger...Works well :-)

Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:15 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cheap Chinese Plotters

Replies: 93

Views: 43945

It's a bit like living inside a funnel isn't it? This sign industry? The good stick to the walls and the rest fall down the hole :-) Me for one...Started at home with a GCC plotter...Sign Wizard and a love of Signage and design. Now I've got a massive mortgage...Five employees 350 Metres square of w...

Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why has my magnetics stuck to van?

Replies: 57

Views: 10072

LMAO Phil...You haven't changed have you?

Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone tell me why has my magnetics stuck to van?

Replies: 57

Views: 10072

Hey Hugh...I'm feeling for ya mate. Is it your problem though? Temperature, paint colour of vehicle, type of paint, out gassing of solvents, angle of sunlight, glaze polish vs wax polish are all out of your control. You supplied the magnetics on good faith. You gave instructions as to how to use the...

Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone give me any pointers please on pricing?

Replies: 13

Views: 1758

Really good advice above mate ^^^ All I can add is that if you don't try it ...You'll never know. I got a national marketing Company on the strength of " We're green but we'll get the job done...WELL!" Can you ask your local suppliers for advice? I don't think you've told us the type or si...

Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your Carbon Foot Print, any thoughts on this?

Replies: 33

Views: 3482

Project Engraving buddy.

Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:28 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: how do i join panels in deep recesses?

Replies: 3

Views: 1323

This might sound mental...But I've had good results from joining on the outside of a convex curve (especially a sharp one). The light is distorted along a convex curve and it hides overlaps pretty easily. Today we did a wrap that finished on a curve like this...I don't think I took a close up photo ...

Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Is there anything that can be done to prevent condensation?

Replies: 4

Views: 689

You could try using the gel bags that you get inside packaging... I think they're silicone gel or something like that...Absorbs moisture.

Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice & views on using frog juice to protect prints?

Replies: 12

Views: 1627

I had the same problems ^^^^^^^

Can't you over laminate with a vinyl?

Do you guys get Viponds Digi clear over there? I like using this one...Foam "brush" to apply and seems to last well too.
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