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Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What do you use to clean before you apply

Replies: 24

Views: 2485

Phill wrote:Soap and water works for me. If there are any glue residues I use a tar remover such as autoglym tar remover or similar petroleum based cleaner


Ditto!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:12 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: T shirt printing money saver

Replies: 9

Views: 1904

Great tip! It never even crossed my mind to try that!

Thanks

Ali

Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:30 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED: Stand for 610 width Signpal Jaguar

Replies: 10

Views: 1024

Thanks for your input! Nigel @ Grafityp came to the rescue, and I bought one from him..... Super fast service, as always!

Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:01 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED: Stand for 610 width Signpal Jaguar

Replies: 10

Views: 1024

WANTED: Stand for 610 width Signpal Jaguar

If anyone has one of these kicking around that isn't being used, please let me know if you want to sell it, as I really could do with one!

Many thanks!!

Ali

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Colour Matching from pantone?

Replies: 6

Views: 1406

Thanks everyone.. Yes because of the 50% pantone on part of the logo (which doesn't seem to look anything remotely like a vinyl colour from anywhere), it looks like what I'll have to do is get the logo's printed anyway. The customer is quite amicable, and said that if I get them printed, he'll then ...

Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Colour Matching from pantone?

Replies: 6

Views: 1406

Thanks Marcella. How close is it to that Pantone colour? I was expecting it to be darker. - Shows how much monitor colours vary doesn't it! Is there any better matches in another vinyl grade? Sorry to be a pain, but I've asked Europoint for this info a couple of times, and no-one's got back to me ye...

Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl Colour Matching from pantone?

Replies: 6

Views: 1406

Vinyl Colour Matching from pantone?

HELP!!

Can anyone pleeeease tell me the closest vinyl colour to Pantone 646c (blue), pref in Oracle 751.

Also (just to make things awkward), I need an approx likeness to a 50% shade of 646c - (light blue).

I will be forever grateful to anyone who can help me out!

Many thanks!

Ali

Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Broadband and Antivirus Protection

Replies: 31

Views: 8229

I've got AVG free on both my PCs, and the free ZoneAlarm firewall. Never had any problems with either, and I'd recommend them....

Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can I vinyl print on golf umbrellas?

Replies: 4

Views: 1435

I've printed on golfing umbrellas before using the nylon vinyl from Grafityp. I had a right nightmare with them as they were to big and awkward to go on my heatpress, so I ended up using the iron instead! It was a bit of a learning curve, and I burnt through one brolly, but once I got the temp and t...

Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SEXIEST member on UKSB is......

Replies: 227

Views: 49446

Oooh I have just been reading through this thread and found that my name has been mentioned!!!

Thank you! I'm blushing :oops:

Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:37 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with quick question about corel draw?

Replies: 15

Views: 3896

That's great! I use some of the shortcuts already - for copying / duplicating etc, but I didn't realise there were all those layout ones in Corel.

You'll be suprised at how much time it saves!

Thank you for that, it'll come in handy!

Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: politicly correctness going OTT AGAIN

Replies: 29

Views: 3589

Marcella wrote:If I lived there I'd sue and say it was discrimination against christians! :D


And we all know that if it was the other way round there would be a major uproar, and it'll probably make the headlines!

Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:18 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with quick question about corel draw?

Replies: 15

Views: 3896

I never realised all those keyboard shortcuts existed! very handy!

Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:44 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with quick question about corel draw?

Replies: 15

Views: 3896

Or you can click on "layout" at the the top, then "align and distrubute", there are different options you can choose that might help

Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ebay express

Replies: 8

Views: 1664

...as there are literally HUNDREDS of people selling vinyl material at near cost price, car stickers galore and even their plastic offcuts I decided against it. Have you seen the prices some of them sell at? I don't know how they manage to trade! I looked at it before, but it seems that you'll have...

Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:28 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with quick question about corel draw?

Replies: 15

Views: 3896

If the text is done as artistic text, rather than paragraph text I would just select the eps logo, then place a ruler guide on the central cross, then move the text and line it up to the guide (if that makes sense!)

Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Transit Connect Help!!

Replies: 7

Views: 868

Okay, looking at the evidence I'm pretty sure its a SWB, but like you said Lorraine, cust is going to take a couple of measurements off his van to be certain!

I'll let you know the outcome when I find out, so that you know for the future...

Thanks for all your help, much appreciated

Ali

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Transit Connect Help!!

Replies: 7

Views: 868

Blimey, that was quick Andy!

I've just had a look at the Ford brochure, and it seems that the number refers to the gross vehicle mass. If I'm correct, the T200 is the lightest, so I can only PRESUME that it must be a SWB?!

What do you reckon?

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Transit Connect Help!!

Replies: 7

Views: 868

Transit Connect Help!!

Can anyone pleeease tell me if a Transit Connect T200LX (2005) is a LWB or a SWB. My disc has lwb and swb versions, my customer can't find anymore info apart from the details above, and it's one of those jobbies where I can't see the van until I actually put the signs on! I've scoured the internet f...

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:43 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Just wondering had anyone any tips for printing Nylon Jacket

Replies: 6

Views: 1535

Is it definitely the nylocut vinyl from Xpres?
Or is it NyloFlex?


Edit:
Ooooh take that back - I never heard of Nyloprint!! Just seen it now!!!

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:24 am

Forum: Vinyl

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

Replies: 50

Views: 9691

David I totaly agree - yes they chopped and changed the vinyl for a while (and without telling anyone either). The JAC stuff was excellent, with a good range of colours as well. Then along came GMI vinyls, which were awful, then Aslan. Now they use CartonGraf vinyls, which I think are great in all a...

Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:59 am

Forum: Vinyl

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

Replies: 50

Views: 9691

For vinyls we usually use Vinyl Logistics, who I simply can not fault. The vinyl quality is really good, deliveries have always arrived when expected, and the girls are really friendly and helpful.

Occasionally we use Grafityp or Hexis, who again have always given a good service.

Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:18 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: heat transfer material

Replies: 4

Views: 1386

I always use Superflex (Xpres) for just about everything. It gives great results, and stays looking great wash after wash!

Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:07 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: Cap press

Replies: 3

Views: 498

I've had a look on Ebay, but you know how it is....I'm a little wary!

There's one on there for £80 at the moment, and it's in Hampshire (like me), so I asked if it was possible to collect. He said NO.

Hmm that made me suspicious

Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:29 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted: Cap press

Replies: 3

Views: 498

Wanted: Cap press

Has anyone by any chance got a cap press for sale?

Please let me know!

Many thanks


Ali

Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:17 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Anybody know if Corel 11 can array 75 by 15 in 1 step?

Replies: 6

Views: 1826

Alan, I've just downloaded that tool, and it's really handy. I could have done with that a couple of weeks ago, instead of faffing around with guidelines etc for ages...
There's loads of goodies on that website.
Thanks for sharing it!

Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: window lettering - how do you do it?

Replies: 16

Views: 2073

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:And the kids around here are too busy doing heroin and playing with guns to be bothered with peeling window lettering.

Maybe my neighbourhood isn't so bad after all.....!

Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: purling or purlings

Replies: 25

Views: 1507

Yeah sorry it's the support for the roof, like Peter said, and stops it from sagging. The lintel goes over the door...

(and in vegetarian curries as well as soups)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: purling or purlings

Replies: 25

Views: 1507

A lintel is something different (I put that on his invoices too) - He's a carpenter, by the way! I am very tempted to phone him again to ask what a lintel is now, but he'll probably moan coz he's working on a roof(men don't seem to be able to "multitask" as well as us ladies!!)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: purling or purlings

Replies: 25

Views: 1507

Harry Cleary wrote:A purlin is a horizontal beam across a roof or doorway that holds the weight above, as far as I know.


That's right. I keep having to type it on my hubby's invoices, so I just phoned him to double check! It prevents the roof from sagging.

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: display systems supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 734

Hi
You could try Xtracs - I think they do all sorts of dispay / exhibition systems along with barrier systems. They might be able to help you.
If you ring them on 01604 499112, and ask for Richard Falzon (tell him
I gave you the number).
Ali

Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Grafityp (moan)!

Replies: 37

Views: 4272

Re: Grafityp (moan)!

with the greatest respect to you peter you are not spending enough. or they perceive you are not spending enough I think thats the same with a lot of vynil companys they will bend over backwords if you spend mega bucks :cry:thats just a personal opinian Brian - The first time you request samples fr...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Grafityp (moan)!

Replies: 37

Views: 4272

I've asked Xpres for samples of their glitters and foils countless times - every time I've placed an order over the last few months. I always receive the order the next day, but never any samples. So I gave up and asked Grafityp (NIGEL!!!!), but never got anything........ Its really annoying as I do...

Oh in that case I would probably look at getting them screenprinted. I done about 200 in vinyl for my customer while she waited for some bags to be printed, but they were really simple (and I didn't have much else on at the time!)
Hope you get it sorted
Ali

One of my customers wanted something similar ages ago, and I just done her logo in silver vinyl, on top of clear vinyl. It was fine for what they wanted.
That could be an option - it just depends on quantites, sizes etc

Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Design Pricing

Replies: 9

Views: 936

Jimmy, that's what I normally do, but lately exceptional circumstances have arisen, whereby a customer wanted such a massive lot of work done (of various things that I would have had to subcontract to someone else) - which is all well and good, but the work amounted to near on £5000. I am not VAT re...

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Design Pricing

Replies: 9

Views: 936

I have just told them £25 and hour (minimum charge of 1 hour), plus a minimal amount for anything else needed (i.e discs / postage etc). I've been scouring the internet and found that many graphic designers charge up to £60 an hour, which seems astronomical. But at the end of the day, I'm not formal...

Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

I tried that before - told them the price of reflective is TEN times dearer than the cost of normal vinyl!!

Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

I did try my best to discourage them (not to much avail though). The main influence that helped though was someone from the council telling them that they have to be careful where they put them as the reflective may breach planning regs!!

Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Design Pricing

Replies: 9

Views: 936

Design Pricing

Lately I keep getting asked to do designs - i.e logo designs, and layouts etc etc, (not necessarily something that I would then be using for the customer's signage). I just wondered if anyone else does this kind of thing, and how you would price it - should I just charge a set rate per logo / leafle...

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

aaargh!
Right then.......we are now going to ditch the reflective, and have silver instead. Is it possible to screenprint silver?
If it is, then correct me if I'm wrong but that would probably be the best and most economical option??!

Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

£30 each - do you mean £30 per board (2 boards to each sign), or £30 for the 2?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

I would say you would not get much change out of £15:00 each!!!!


My thoughts exactly. It seems like a hell of a lot for estate agent boards!!

Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

Sorry.....slight misunderstanding - I know very little about screenprinting, because I don't do it myself - if they were to be screenprinted, I would have to sub it to someone else, but I just didn't think reflective could be done by screenprinting To do 400 boards in vinyl would take forever! And p...

Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

Thanks guys. I've used reflective before, but only on vans. I think I have to price it up for all options - i.e part screen print / all vinyl etc. By the term "loads of boards", the actual figure is 400. (200 double sided), so he may have to wait a year or so before they're finished! I'll ...

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Replies: 20

Views: 2499

HELP!!! Reflective vinyl

Has anyone ever stuck reflective vinyl onto Correx? In fact any vinyl onto correx? Does it go on okay? I've been asked to price up lots of boards for an estate agent, and they are adamant that they want part of it to be reflective. I don't know much about screenprinting, which is how most estate age...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: CSCS card - could soon be compulsory to have one?

Replies: 82

Views: 23434

My husband's a carpenter, and he's got a CSCS card. It consisted of about 40 multiple choice questions to do with Health and Safety, the majority of which are just common knowledge. He got the certificate, then to actually get the card was a right palava. It cost about £40 I think, but then to actua...

Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you work on your own.. or?

Replies: 25

Views: 2400

On my own as well! Hubby puts signs up for me every now and again, but I do the rest. I've tried to rope him in, but he's just not interested - says he hasn't got the patience! My Dad is going to retire from work in June, and I have plans to get him to help out occasionally - totally for his benefit...

Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Evening & Weekend Working

Replies: 16

Views: 1741

Unlike everyone else I work more evenings and weekends than during the week! I've got two very young children (one not yet at school, and one in reception year), so I've not got much choice at the moment. It suits me because most people want their vans done at the weekend anyway, and hubby can look ...

Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help! No-one stocks JAC vinyl anymore!?

Replies: 18

Views: 6289

Oh it's not my imagination then! I'm just cutting out a van with GMI vinyl, and it's awful. I haven't got time to order from anyone else now. I've been really happy with Vinyl Logistics since day dot. Their service is great, and the staff are really nice & helpful, but I didn't know they had cha...

Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: printing photo...

Replies: 7

Views: 1119

I don't know if this is a silly/valid idea because I haven't got a wide format printer anyway, but if you have a high resolution camera, can you take a photo of the photo that has been supplied?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade supplier of Blank Plaques??

Replies: 3

Views: 919

Thanks for that Jim. Much appreciated!

Ali

Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade supplier of Blank Plaques??

Replies: 3

Views: 919

Trade supplier of Blank Plaques??

Does anyone know a supplier where I can get blank plaques approx A4 size that are all ready for me to stick some vinyl onto?

They need to be mounted on a external wall.......

Many thanks!
Ali

Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:35 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13069

Well although I had the book, and bought just a couple of small brushes and a pot of One Shot, I never actually got round to finding the time to have a go. I had to take the book back to the library last week because I kept renewing it for months. BUT my children are both starting school this week (...

Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:41 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Printing on Workwear

Replies: 6

Views: 2198

I've heatpressed vinyl onto my father-in-laws boilersuits before with Superflex. (He's a plasterer) Apparantly the vinyl is washable up to 80 degrees. The logos were quite detailed, and I pressed onto the breast pocket and a large one on the back. I'm not sure what temperature they wash them at, but...

Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Various

Replies: 20

Views: 3956

Hi Brian

They look excellent! Great job. I thought you only did brushwork....?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What sort of mobile phone do you have?

Replies: 40

Views: 4827

3 mobile phone network

3 must be desperate for business then!

That's why they're offering 500 minutes anytime, any network for £15 - 18 month contract AND the first month is free....

It obviously won't be possible to use the minutes if the coverage is so poor. Think I'll give that one a wide berth then......

Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What sort of mobile phone do you have?

Replies: 40

Views: 4827

Mobile Phones & Networks

Talking of phones......my contract's up for renewal soon (with Vodafone). The other day I had someone phone me from "3", offering me a really good deal. I was very tempted until my husband's friend said that he took out a contract with them but the coverage was really bad and he kicked up a fuss and...

Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 4x4 wheelcover supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 657

Hi

Grafityp - there's a link to their web site on the front page.

Tel: 01827 300 500

Regards

Ali

Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Installation Pricing

Replies: 3

Views: 593

Thanks Ian

I was thinking something exactly along those lines, so you've put my mind at rest!

Ali

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: the big step... 17 nights till I get married

Replies: 14

Views: 888

Are we talking marriage here, or something else??

Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Installation Pricing

Replies: 3

Views: 593

Sign Installation Pricing

Hello All I have only recently started doing larger signs for shopfronts etc, but wondered how you actually price it.... Previously I kind of tried avoiding larger signs. My husband fits them for me (he's a carpenter by trade). He has kindly just been fitting them for love rather than money, and as ...

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Road Sign Story

Replies: 2

Views: 299

Road Sign Story

You will never feel the same again when you are driving......

http://www.2doorcarclub.com/trafficcode.htm

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Building/hosting a website ?

Replies: 11

Views: 831

Hi I built my own with Microsoft Front Page. If you have Microsoft Office Professional, FrontPage is bundled with it. Dreamweaver is superb, but I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner. There are also templates in Microsoft Publisher that you can use. You can actually build a website in virtually any...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE SOFTWARE

Replies: 25

Views: 1691

And how many people buy legitimate software, but then do the wrong thing by installing it on more than one PC? This is also classed as an unlicensed copy - you're meant to buy one for each.......

Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help with sign installation?

Replies: 49

Views: 3456

Some customers can be a little "trying" but this one really takes the biscuit!

Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi all!!

Replies: 9

Views: 742

:welcome:

Welcome aboard!


Ali

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello Everybody !

Replies: 9

Views: 795

Good morning, and a warm welcome to you!

:welcome:

As you already know, you'll find lots of useful info on here, and we all try to help each other out....

Look forward to seeing more posts from you!

Ali

Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ultra Cut T-Shirt Vinyl opinions Please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1305

I use Xpres, but I've never used the Ultracut. I've always used Superflex, and had no problems with it. I don't know what the difference is between the two though....(can anyone tell me??!)

Ali

Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:54 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: correx how much can i buy and where from?

Replies: 9

Views: 4846

Another you could try is Westward Plastics.

Really helpful & friendly bunch.

0117 935 8058
www.westwardplastics.co.uk

Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saying bye bye

Replies: 29

Views: 3926

Sorry to hear that, take note of what Carrie said....

Good luck for the future,

Ali

Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone recommend a supplier of laser printable vinyl?

Replies: 2

Views: 639

Hi
Try The Magic Touch.

http://www.themagictouch.co.uk

They supply all sorts of laser vinyl, with good service.

Ali

Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help with sign installation?

Replies: 49

Views: 3456

We've used Gripfill to stick a foamex board before. Sign been up for 2 years now no problems. Couldn't say what'll it'll be like underneath if they wanted the sign removed though!

Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSG & GOLD Membership

Replies: 9

Views: 815

I upgraded to UKSG a couple of days ago (still waiting). I paid £25 to upgrade from Gold to annual UKSG and Gold. I presumed it meant that I keep the lifetime gold, but add UKSG for a year. Am I right, or have I just downgraded my lifetime gold to annual gold as well as upgraded to UKSG (if you know...

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Football Pitch Advertising Signs

Replies: 19

Views: 5012

plywood pitch boards

I've just been asked to supply some pitch boards, and after reading these posts I suggested to the customer to have plywood instead of foamex. They currently have 5mm foamex signs, which haven't caused any problems to them but I have spotted some with a couple of chunks missing! Cost is an issue (as...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who Wears Glasses?

Replies: 5

Views: 767

Who Wears Glasses?

Nothing to do with signs but, I just thought I'd share this web site with fellow spectacle wearers.... http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk If you have a current prescription, they supply specs including single vision lenses for a little as £15.00 plus £2.50 postage!! Also do contact lenses. How's that fo...

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: GOLF UMBRELLAS

Replies: 2

Views: 418

GOLF UMBRELLAS

HELP! Has anyone here pressed onto golf umbrellas? I have a customer who wants 3. Two colours - white to be pressed onto blue bits of umbrella, and red to be pressed onto white parts. I have to give the customer a price, and materials alone (including the brollies) come to £13ish per umbrella (damn ...

Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Board Help

Replies: 5

Views: 805

Hello, thank you for the replies. The customer will be happy to have the same as what he's got now, but you know how it is - we always like to offer BETTER than the old supplier... Because I don't do a great deal of signs at the moment I normally just buy individual foamex sheets from a local plasti...

Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Board Help

Replies: 5

Views: 805

Sign Board Help

Hello! Can anyone please advise me on the most suitable (and cheapest) board to use for some signs. They are quite large (about 3m x 1½m), to be fixed flat onto either walls or wood. Need to last about a year . Currently the signs there are unframed and appear to be just 5mm foamex, some are glossy ...

Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: byiast

Replies: 7

Views: 632

Very nice, I like it. Wouldn't mind the car either!
I learnt to drive in a Rover 216, and in my own vauxhall chevette which I saved my Saturday job money up for, and bought on my 17th birthday.
Seems like an eternity ago!
Ali

Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this layout on works van please?

Replies: 12

Views: 1845

Hi I would move the email & web address, as I think it's too low down. Maybe even take the email address off altogether, as most people who are going to email you would tend too look at your web site first anyway, and presumably they can contact you through the web site. Perhaps keep the logo on...

Fri May 27, 2005 2:07 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why i cannot edit this template please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1543

Yippee! Thanks Brushman. That's what it was! I just looked for "locked Layer" in the help file, and when I found it I unlocked it. Problems solved! Thank you so much for helping me out, I was tearing my hair out, and totally lost my patience! I just haven't got a clue about Illustrator and it seems ...

Fri May 27, 2005 11:34 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why i cannot edit this template please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1543

can anyone tell me why i cannot edit this template please?

I have just installed Illustrator CS, and have downloaded a business card template from VistaPrint. When I open the template though, I can't edit it at all. WHY??!! It's probably something really simple, but Illustrator is new to me (I always use Corel), and I just can't for the life of me work out ...

Mon May 23, 2005 7:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: hi there t-shirt vinyl supplier please?

Replies: 3

Views: 827

Hello,

I use Xpres or Grafiyp:

http://www.xpres.co.uk

http://www.grafityp.com

Ali

Fri May 20, 2005 1:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Umbrella supplier?

Replies: 6

Views: 523

Umbrella supplier?

Hello everyone

Can anyone tell me the best place to get some blank golf umbrellas. I only need about 5 or 6, blue & white....

Many thanks


Ali

Fri May 20, 2005 11:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: web sites - opinions & advice please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1862

Hello Peter! You've met me before actually (a couple of years ago), but I had long curly hair and an extra stone and a half of weight! You done some printing for me (when I was a partner in another company). A good hairdresser, some GHD ceramic hair straighteners and Weight Watchers have transformed...

Fri May 20, 2005 7:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: web sites - opinions & advice please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1862

Brian Not sure if allowed to put website address on (apologies to Rob if I shouldn't) http://www.(sorry.not.allowed) I've still got a bit more work to do it yet. I got my domain name thru 123reg as well. I've listed it with quite a few local directories, and have had a few enquiries as a result. I a...

Thu May 19, 2005 9:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: web sites - opinions & advice please?

Replies: 22

Views: 1862

Brian, Personally I think that's a bit pricey - purely because I built mine myself, using Frontpage. It's hosted on the free space from my ISP (NTL). All I paid for was the domain name, which cost about ten pounds for two years. I don't know how much professional web builders normally charge, so I c...

Thu May 19, 2005 9:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising, whats best?

Replies: 20

Views: 1639

A Boards on industrial estates

I thought the council would get a bit narked over it.... I sold a car a few weeks ago, and they threatened me with £1000 fine because I left it in a layby, and it had "For Sale" in the window! It was taxed & mot'd etc, but they've cracked down on public advertising, and said that it's only okay ...

Wed May 18, 2005 8:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising, whats best?

Replies: 20

Views: 1639

happydavid wrote:I am thinking of buying some A boards, lettering them up and then placing them at good spots around industrial estates.


Are we actually allowed to do that?

Ali

Tue May 17, 2005 8:41 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo please?

Replies: 35

Views: 4264

Jill... you took the words straight out of my mouth!

I like that one, it looks good!

Ali

Tue May 17, 2005 8:39 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms

Replies: 18

Views: 5550

Brilliant job. It looks great!

Ali

Mon May 16, 2005 2:31 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which logo layout should i choose?

Replies: 15

Views: 2098

I agree with John

Ali

Mon May 16, 2005 10:52 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: will magnetic panels fall off large van?

Replies: 13

Views: 1259

I always try to discourage customers away from magnetics , unless they are really necessary. As well as being limited on a design point of view, if the customer doesn't keep the van surface & the underside of the magnetic clean, they get little specs of dirt trapped underneath, and it gives the ...

Mon May 16, 2005 8:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: will magnetic panels fall off large van?

Replies: 13

Views: 1259

I've just done a design on magnetics for a lwb renault traffic. My customer has two businesses, so I am applying to the van for his main business, and he needs it covered over at weekends for his bouncy castle business. I'm doing the magnetics in two parts, so that he can still open the back and sid...

Mon May 16, 2005 8:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO & sending emails

Replies: 11

Views: 1160

I use Corel 11 for designs, then export it as a jpg file.

I have been doing that for years now, and never had any problems....

And welcome to the boards!!

Ali

Fri May 13, 2005 8:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: buy sell swap - Im locked out?

Replies: 24

Views: 2304

I've got no access to buy sell swap!!

:(

Thu May 12, 2005 8:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Autoglym Tar & Glue Remover...

Replies: 19

Views: 2281

Well personally I wouldn't even bother trying anything else!
It's THAT good!

Thu May 12, 2005 12:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Autoglym Tar & Glue Remover...

Replies: 19

Views: 2281

One of the best purchases I ever made was a bottle of that. I couldn't believe I had struggled with other stuff for so long. It worked like magic! I've just stripped some redundant magnetics off with it. Came up like new, and I'm going to make some fridge magnets with it!

Thu May 12, 2005 12:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i buy this SignWork Book?

Replies: 4

Views: 2602

Thanks Brian! Hopefully I'll be able to keep renewing the library copy for a while (unless it gets reserved by someone else). Should have the book for me within a couple of days I was just disappointed that Handovers didn't tell me when I phoned the order through though. Surely they must have known?...

Thu May 12, 2005 12:36 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i buy this SignWork Book?

Replies: 4

Views: 2602

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

I've just managed to reserve it at my local library for the bargain price of 50p!

Take note before you go buying books!!!!

Ali

Thu May 12, 2005 12:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i buy this SignWork Book?

Replies: 4

Views: 2602

where can i buy this SignWork Book?

Hello I ordered this book from Handovers, but I have just received part of my order (brushes and one shot), and they've said they can't get me the book as it's Out Of Print! I've looked on the Wrights of Lymm website, and it's not on there..... Does anyone know where I can get hold of the book? Or i...

Thu May 12, 2005 8:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hammer drill question........

Replies: 35

Views: 4389

I ordered some of it yesterday actually - I ordered the book, a a couple of 2112 brushes and some one shot. Then I can have a little dabble with that first before I go ahead and order the rest! I'll let you know how I get on with it (and probably keep badgering everyone with questions!). I should re...

Wed May 11, 2005 6:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hammer drill question........

Replies: 35

Views: 4389

Sorry to put a dampener on all these brand names, but my husband is a contract carpenter, and he uses his cordless hammerdrill like there's no tomorrow....so if you're talking heavy usage then you might like to know the following..... He has used many makes over the years, and he used to always go f...

Mon May 09, 2005 12:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello

Replies: 18

Views: 1339

Hello and welcome to the boards...

Just out of curiosity, what did you drink to knock yourself out all weekend? Was the pic taken before you started the drinking session or after???

Ali

Mon May 09, 2005 7:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: port of larne car wash

Replies: 10

Views: 1445

Great design, very eye-catching, and I really like it.
I always try and encourage customers to go for a "less is more" design...it can make much more of an impact!

Ali

Thu May 05, 2005 11:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising on the web

Replies: 9

Views: 864

I built my website myself, using Microsoft Frontpage. I also have Dreamweaver, which is more advanced than Frontpage. You can build simple websites using programes like Microsoft Publisher, and even Word has got templates that you can use.... I paid for the domain name, which was about ten pounds fo...

Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:06 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: whats a good cheap 600mm cutter?

Replies: 44

Views: 12760

I meant where's JOHN!! Anyway - getting back on track, if you all recall - the question in the first place was about the best that "The Brush" could get for his available budget of £1500. I recommended what I've got (I had the same budget at the time) - as I thoroughly looked into it at the time and...

Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:50 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: whats a good cheap 600mm cutter?

Replies: 44

Views: 12760

Anyway, this debate could go on forever. But where has the man who started it gone??!! I could have a really expensive cutter, and at the same time be an awful designer, and I could use 2 year vinyl for a van, and I could apply it badly with creases and bubbles. I could use cheap 3mm foamex for a la...

Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:44 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: whats a good cheap 600mm cutter?

Replies: 44

Views: 12760

John,

So does that mean that all the work I've ever done on mine is a load of rubbish then??!

All the customer's I've had have been very happy with designs, and the finished jobs, and I spent £1500 on my plotter.......
not that any customers know the difference.....

Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:09 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Printing on the back of Polo Shirts / and Ultragraphics

Replies: 9

Views: 2983

Paul Rollason wrote:Hi Jane

We use neoprene as mentioned above as well as cardboard or any thing else lying around.


Is it okay to put cardboard in the press then!? I had visions of it smouldering........

Ali

Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:38 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Printing on the back of Polo Shirts / and Ultragraphics

Replies: 9

Views: 2983

mcginfootball wrote:Hi
Can you not feed the shirt onto the platen so you only print one
layer of the shirt.


That's what I do with mine as well - keep the collar just off it, then it's totally flat.

Although you can't do it that way for children's sizes as they're too small......

Ali

Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:04 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: whats a good cheap 600mm cutter?

Replies: 44

Views: 12760

I tend to do all the design work in CorelDraw, and with the Jaguar you get drivers that enable you to cut directly from CorelDraw itself, so that's what I do. I do sometimes use the SignPal software that came with it, which does all I need it to, but as I'm used to Corel I use that most of the time....

Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:50 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: whats a good cheap 600mm cutter?

Replies: 44

Views: 12760

Hi I had exactly the same budget as you when I bought mine! I've now got a Jaguar II 610 cutter. I was previously quite swayed to get a Summa D60, but when I looked at the specs, you get more for your money on the Jaguar. It's an excellent machine, and I've had absolutely no problems with it at all,...

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:15 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13069

....I've noticed that men have this "thing" about who has the biggest mahl stick... :-? It's no good having a really big one if you can't use it properly though!? :wink: Anyway, thank you so much for all that info... I'm going to sit down over the weekend, write everything down and get ordering on ...

Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13069

Okay, so let me get this right then.....MY BEGINNER'S SHOPPING LIST... Signwork book 3/4 pots of 1-shot lettering enamel some chisel-edged brushes white spirit / turps for cleaning vaseline / baby oil for keeping brushes soft I'm confused about the brushes, as there seems to be millions on the Hando...

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:59 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13069

Thank you so much for all your advice.... Handovers do a range of brushes called the 2112 range they are a chisle edge extra length out sable and are teriffic value for money, I used to get them in for all the students on my course. If my memory seves me right if you buy every other number ie a numb...

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:30 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13069

how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Superb effects can be acheived with vinyl, but I'm sure nothing can beat the sense of acheivement when you can stand back and admire your own hand painted work. I really admire the work of traditional signwriters, and would love to try it myself but haven't got the faintest idea on where to start. I...

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on fridge magnets please / trade supplier

Replies: 8

Views: 1485

Hello, and thank you everyone for the advice. Lee, I've got the magic touch system (Space One printer), and I have some CPM so I might try that one first off. Do they come out okay? Do you use the A-Pad to do it? Do you have to coverseal it as well? Oh yes by the way ITK Services is my trading name....

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way of applying vinyl dry?

Replies: 6

Views: 1290

I first started to apply dry a couple of months ago. I done a transit van with a substantial amount of graphics. The van was immaculately clean, and I found it really easy - and so much quicker than applying wet. I wouldn't even consider applying smaller bits with water now, although I would probabl...

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on fridge magnets please / trade supplier

Replies: 8

Views: 1485

advice on fridge magnets please / trade supplier

Hello All A customer requires some magnetic business cards, and I just wondered if anyone has done some before, and can advise me... As far as I can see I have a couple of options: 1. Print onto laser vinyl then apply to magnetic sheet before cutting to size. 2. Print onto laser media and heatpress ...

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spring clean

Replies: 13

Views: 1189

I agree with the others on this - I tend to go for more of a "less is more" design as sometimes there is just too much to look at. No doubt the customer would have been really pleased with it though, and that's important. On the positive side, it looks like it must have been quite time consuming in ...

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: racer

Replies: 17

Views: 2739

That looks excellent. Really eye-catching. I would love to try something similar and I would be really proud of myself if I could do that!

Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP! fiat fiorino van - how deep are recesses?

Replies: 4

Views: 646

Hi Thanks for your help. I'll be doing it dry. The text isn't going to be sitting there all on its own, as they also want phone numbers, company info and a graphic. But before I carried on, I just wanted to make sure I'd be able to do it! and that it wouldn't look distorted I usually use JAC 8-10yr ...

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP! fiat fiorino van - how deep are recesses?

Replies: 4

Views: 646

HELP! fiat fiorino van - how deep are recesses?

Hello all I've got to come up with a design for a Fiorino Van. I've got the outline for it, but not physically seen the van. I'm wanting text to run diagonally on the sides but it has to go over the small & large panels (like in pic) Does anyone know if the recesses are horendously deep? What's ...

Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone know of a supplier of laser printer vinyl ?

Replies: 3

Views: 1032

The Magic Touch supply laser vinyl (as well as loads of other laser media). Give them a call and ask them for a sample. I've just got one from them, but I've not yet tried it. Apparantly if you also use "coverseal" with it, it gives it UV protection and is suitable for exterior use. http://www.thema...

Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Haggling for better prices

Replies: 20

Views: 1566

The thing that annoys me though, is suppliers marking up their prices by a large amount, specifically to take into consideration the fact that people are going to haggle them down! Personally, I just think it's not a good or ethical way to work. At the end of the day, there are quite a few people wh...

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yellow Pages Q Again

Replies: 2

Views: 464

yellow pages categories

I've had this conversation with the yellow pages rep. Down here, the signwriters section is classed as a "silver" category and the signmakers section is classed as "gold". It is dearer to advertise in signmakers than it is in signwriters. However, statistically, more searches are done for signwriter...

Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Haggling for better prices

Replies: 20

Views: 1566

It seems that it's mainly the men that haggle then?!

I was feeling like I was being niaive (excuse spelling), and being my own worst enemy by not presuming that the list prices are over-inflated and that we are meant to ask for discounts!

Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Haggling for better prices

Replies: 20

Views: 1566

Haggling for better prices

Just out of curiosity.... Does EVERYONE haggle with suppliers, or do you tend to think that in most cases the price on the price list is final? I have never really been much of a haggler as I tend to think that because I'm just "little me on my own working from home", that I wouldn't really have muc...

Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ink jet transfer paper

Replies: 5

Views: 588

Hi
Just out of curiosity, where did you get the transfer paper from? Was it for dark or light fabric?
I have just received a sample of inkjet dark from Xpres, but not yet had chance to try it.
Ali

Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what can i do with my yellow pages layout?

Replies: 40

Views: 5406

same as Adrian (or export as photo?)

Ali

Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is this you?

Replies: 12

Views: 712

Proud!

Not to mention being really proud of burping as well.....

Ladies would never act in such a manner

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: laser printing on vinyl - opinions please

Replies: 4

Views: 1036

I am led to believe that you can "coverseal" printed vinyl (with heatpress), and this gives it the protective coating which makes it then suitable for outdoor use. The Magic Touch sell laser vinyl and coverseal, so it might be worth contacting them. I keep meaning to request some samples from them, ...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Telephone marketing, do you do it?

Replies: 6

Views: 1067

I've got to say that you can't beat the physical cold calling on the industrial estates. It is the best way to see what sort of companies you're dealing with. Go round industrial estates, just ask for a contact name of who deals with the signs etc (or whatever it is you want to sell them), and get a...

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:51 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

Dave, what was the reason that made you change to Signlab then?


Ali

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:49 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

That's okay!
Blimey it took me ages to do that post. I just had to edit it about 50 times coz the "quotes" seemed to have a mind of their own...
That must be a Monday thing too.
Aaaargh I wonder if my bed is still as warm and comfy as it was when I left it........

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:40 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

I agree with everything Lynn just said


Do you mean Ali????!!

:lol1:

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:37 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: has anyone tried onspeed.com?

Replies: 3

Views: 1477

I've got Onspeed as well. I bought it a little while ago when I used a dial-up connection. I'd recommend it to anyone without broadband. Web pages load a lot quicker, and depending on the settings you choose there isn't too much loss of image quality. Bear in mind though that it doesn't increase dow...

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:30 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

I totally agree with "Big G". You can do such a lot with Corel. Everything takes time to fully master, and even though I have been using it for years, I still manage to learn something new from it almost every day, especially combined with info on these boards. Like with everything, the result you g...

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:25 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

Well personally, I can't help you with that, as I have only ever used cutters, not printer/cutters! I'm pretty sure it can all be done in Corel. If I recall rightly the cut contours have to have certain properties, so that the cutter can distinguish from a printed line and a cut line. I'm probably t...

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:10 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

do you use CutChoice RIP? Can you print/cut? No. I don't use CutChoice Rip. Never heard of it actually. What sort of set-up have you got? Although I have never actually tried it, I know that I CAN print on vinyl via my laser printer, and can then cut on my plotter. This is done by using registratio...

Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:17 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise what are the limitations of Corel?

Replies: 27

Views: 6486

Hi I use Corel 11 which I find perfectly adequate. It does everything I possibly need, and I don't feel the need to change to get "proper" sign software. On the other hand though, I haven't ever used professional sign software as such, apart from the ones that were bundled with cutters, so that is a...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Problems problems

Replies: 5

Views: 585

You're not alone! I kept trying all day and had the same thing.

Didn't know what to do with myself!

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:25 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: SignPal Lynx

Replies: 15

Views: 5110

Hi, I've got a Signpal Jaguar 610, which I bought from Grafityp about 3-4 months ago. It's an excellent piece of kit, and I would recommend it. I ordered the machine quite late on Monday afternoon, and was quite disbelieving when I was told I would receive it the next day, but sure enough it came fi...

Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wheelie Bins

Replies: 19

Views: 1578

I used to work in the waste industry for years! £6.50 is probably about the right price now for non-compacted waste, for one bin. Plus you will have the Duty of Care Admin charge on top of that. It doesn't really make too much difference on the size of bin - from 120 litre to 1100 litre. If you are ...

Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1042

Thanks for all that info.

I will give you a call Alex in the next couple of days,

Ali

Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: T-shirt suppliers

Replies: 4

Views: 445

Like quite a few others on here, I use UK Leisurewear too.

Ali

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1042

Hello The "oven clamp" sounds good. It might be a bit of a nightmare with just the heat tape, gettting it wrapped on so tight, but I already have a roll of heat tape, so I'll give it a go as well. It won't be for a little while yet coz I've not yet got the printer. Thank you all for that info, Ali

Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1042

Well I thought they'd be able to tell me, but that's one of the suppliers I asked (and xpress), and the lady there said they didn't know!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1042

Mug Press / Sublimation Advice

Can anyone tell me.... I am thinking about getting a printer for sublimation. I have a mug press (bought from Magic Touch) and wondered if I could use it with sublimation instead of laser transfer. As far as I know, all the subli mug presses seem to heat from the outside of the mug, but the one I ha...

Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:59 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: SIGNPAL JAGUAR

Replies: 7

Views: 2323

Thanks!

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

You have helped me enormously to make my mind up!

Ali :)

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: SIGNPAL JAGUAR

Replies: 7

Views: 2323

SIGNPAL JAGUAR

Has anyone got one of these plotters?

Are they recommended, or should I KEEP AWAY!!!!

Opinions greatly appreciated!

:D

Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:40 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Magic Touch A-Pad

Replies: 2

Views: 489

A Pad

Can you email me pls. ali@itkservices.co.uk!

Thanks

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:25 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Magic Touch A-Pad

Replies: 2

Views: 489

Magic Touch A-Pad

I don't suppose by any chance whatsoever that anyone has a spare Magic Touch A-Pad going cheap? Thought I'd ask before I order one....

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO EVERYONE

Replies: 12

Views: 1186

Well its lovely to feel so welcome!
A big thanks you to all of you
ali x

Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO EVERYONE

Replies: 12

Views: 1186

HELLO EVERYONE

Hello My name is Alison, and I have just started running my own business (from home). Currently I am doing printed t-shirts / clothing & gifts etc. I previously was in a partnership for a couple of years doing signage as well, but we split up - leaving me with the laser, heatpress & mug press, and m...

Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:41 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice Needed on Cutter Please

Replies: 7

Views: 1933

Thank you very much for that information. 1. Can you tell me, how did you find Selectastore? I have seen the plotters on there, but was a bit wary of buying from outside UK. Was the shipping charge really high? What sort of warranty do you get (is it different because it is imported?) 2. Where is th...

Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:54 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice Needed on Cutter Please

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Advice Needed on Cutter Please

Hello I've just started out on my own, and need to buy a cutter. I already have a heat press, mug press & laser printer. I would ideally like a Summa D60 as I have used one before, but the cheapest new one I can find is too expensive (£1500+VAT). Has anyone got a 2nd user one for sale, or can anyon...

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