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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: 3046

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: 3298

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: 1244

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: 1817

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: 4427

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: 4189

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: 5923

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: 5923

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: 5923

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: 5923

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: 5923

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: 5923

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: 4427

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: 2508

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: 6460

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: 2484

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: 3137

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: 2783

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: 2045

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: 2403

Gawd get with the programme Nancy ;-)

Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:05 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: It never rains...

Replies: 2

Views: 1765

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: 4509

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: 5746

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: 2740

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: 2926

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: 3327

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: 2426

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: 1664

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: 1664

(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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 6556

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: 2040

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: 2981

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: 1766

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: 1489

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: 6286

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: 6286

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: 6286

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: 6286

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: 2258

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: 2258

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: 4311

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: 4311

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: 1406

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: 3613

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: 2254

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: 1874

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: 2254

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: 2192

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: 2216

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: 2094

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: 1101

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: 1574

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: 9304

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: 1651

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: 3248

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: 3248

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: 3319

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: 1629

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: 2594

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: 3597

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: 2053

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: 30957

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: 5532

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: 850

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: 30957

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: 4630

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: 2445

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: 7135

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: 2824

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: 3894

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