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Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bonding stainless steel lettering

Replies: 0

Views: 142

Bonding stainless steel lettering

Hi all we normally mount on locators but we have some small stainless steel letters we want to bond to nice new engineering blue bricks, can anyone recommend a grab adhesive that they have used that will allow us to fix these direct to the brick and not slip and fail, thanks Rich

Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Art work request and explanation

Replies: 0

Views: 375

Art work request and explanation

Hi guys we work with a customer who works for different event companies and we have problems in explaining vector files (we have all been there I know) to them, does anyone have a draft I could use to send him so he could use in his emails ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Banner material supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 200

Re: Banner material supplier

Chris Wool wrote:Banner box I would try first

Thanks Chris

Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Banner material supplier

Replies: 2

Views: 200

Banner material supplier

Hi all, we need some black banner material 1500x2240
Now we can print this but I remember years ago we could buy in various colours to size ? Anyone know where I can get this from? Th able Rich

Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Be very careful with preptone on plastics, it can melt them! And if a vehicle has been repainted in can be strong enough to soften some aftermarket paints. thanks for the heads up, we have been using it for a few weeks now and most of my work is in Bodyshop’s, no probs as yet but we’re keep this in...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Wow, what are all. Those and what do you use each one for? The first one is a product called tango and good for trims after we have wrapped a van, the clear is prep tone, the orange is surface cleaner from spandex, the yellow is G101 and the last blue one is easy apply for when we apply ppf foils o...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

David Hammond wrote:Come on Richard I'm curious. We have colour coded triggers, and made a nice hanger for them. I'll share a pic tomorrow when I get in

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

[quote="David Hammond"]I'll ask next time they pop in.

What surface cleaner do you use, after the G101?[/quote
I like spandex surface cleaner, signgeer and also Hexis
I’m easy to please lol

CNC Letters have fallen off the shop fascia, advice and opinions please?

Not that this will help now, but I always remove a bit of tape from the letter and when fitting apply a tiny amount of clear silicone, this way the double sided tape does it job until the silicone has set, this way the sun and other factors on the tape won’t make a difference !

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

[img]http://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/249e17c9e588c49cf3dec6403d11cf19.jpg[/img]
This was from a detailing forum

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

David Hammond wrote:Not come across preptone, is it a T&G remover or general purpose panel wipe?

Ask your auto smart guy for more info, mine told me the people who defleet the BT vans love it and it really does break down the glue so your not left with a big snotty mess lol

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

Re: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Tardis tar & glue remover from Autosmart for us. Buy 25l drum of the stuff, and decant into a spray bottle :thumbsup: Also use G101 from them too, as a general purpose panel wipe :thumbsup: David that 101 is the business mate we pre clean with this then clean again with a surface cleaner, brill...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

Replies: 17

Views: 1120

What glue remover do you use? Looking for a replacement

I’ve had good results from concept tar and glue remover, big brand in Bodyshop supply shops, however just the other week we were given a sample of autosmarts prep tone and it’s brilliant !

Fri May 10, 2019 6:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Is this a good print head test result? advice needed please.

Replies: 4

Views: 558

Re: Is this a good print head test result? advice needed please.

I have the same printer, it’s under Roland care and I’ve had less deflects and they just change the head.

Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wrapping a vehicle in Oracal 751, advice please?

Replies: 37

Views: 2322

Re: Wrapping a vehicle in Oracal 751

I’m not saying it’s a wrap film and it grabs like help but it needs must works

Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wrapping a vehicle in Oracal 751, advice please?

Replies: 37

Views: 2322

Re: Wrapping a vehicle in Oracal 751

I have had great success using non air release 751 with the clear app tape applied to the face, I can’t explain why but it allows it to be fitted with easy and no bubbles, remove the clear and heat in the parts you need

Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Contravision film, Print and CUT

Replies: 8

Views: 1128

Re: Contravision film,Print and CUT

All good guys and girls

Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Contravision film, Print and CUT

Replies: 8

Views: 1128

Re: Contravision film,Print and CUT

Thanks Jason

Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Contravision film, Print and CUT

Replies: 8

Views: 1128

Re: Contravision film,Print and CUT

Thanks all will try a sample, don't need to worry about reg marks as I forgot I can print and cut in one hit

Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Contravision film, Print and CUT

Replies: 8

Views: 1128

Re: Contravision film,Print and CUT

Ah that’s a point I didn’t even think of lol

Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Contravision film, Print and CUT

Replies: 8

Views: 1128

Contravision film, Print and CUT

Guys I cant remember this as not used it in ages, we need to cut these after printing in to circles and we can do this in the print and cut machine, however I did have a thought last night that they may catch the blade in the dots and rip while cutting? Has anyone had success cutting this film in a ...

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign shop planning

Replies: 4

Views: 646

Re: Sign shop planning

Thanks David, I would think B1 is more than fine but did want some feed back for the boards, the current use is nearly the same as mine and the unit is classed as B1 so could work, thanks

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign shop planning

Replies: 4

Views: 646

Re: Sign shop planning

Hi thanks for the reply, sorry maybe not clear, if I were to take over a small unit that has B1 planning and was used as a similar use would B1 cover this use as a sign maker or printer

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dave Rowland says... "ello" again.

Replies: 19

Views: 1908

Re: Dave Rowland says... "ello" again.

Nice to hear from you Dave, the network man !

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign shop planning

Replies: 4

Views: 646

Sign shop planning

Hi guys just a quick one, who knows what use our sign shops come under, as In planning permission ?

Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Damned good wrap this... what do you think?

Replies: 9

Views: 1024

Re: Damned good wrap this..

Hugh Potter wrote:
Richard Urquhart wrote:It’s brilliant but 3 door handles


I spotted that too, weird but, I guess most won't notice it!
lol I would everytime i tried to get in the passanger side lol

Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Damned good wrap this... what do you think?

Replies: 9

Views: 1024

Re: Damned good wrap this... what do you think?

OMG Rob I'm so glad you agree ! hours and hours of work and 3 door handles is a big no no

Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Damned good wrap this... what do you think?

Replies: 9

Views: 1024

Re: Damned good wrap this..

It’s brilliant but 3 door handles

Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Truck vinyl for PVC curtain sides, advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 818

Re: Truck vinyl for PVC curtain sides, advice please?

I’ve done a large fleet of curtain sided vehicle for many years and can only recommend APA the lorry’s are in constant use and touch wood not one fail, very easy to work with and really does last !

Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Making Tax Digital for VAT from 1 April 2019

Replies: 25

Views: 2019

Making Tax Digital for VAT from 1 April 2019

We have been in the flat rate scheme for years and for me works well, you can’t claim vat back unless it’s for one item purchased over £2000 and only on certain items, new van, computer etc I leave this to my accountant so don’t hold me to amounts.Im not sure what rate we are on but it does simplify...

Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland TrueVis SG Printers, views and opinions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 2761

Re: Roland TrueVis SG, views and opinions please?

Hi mate we were going to go ahead but the unit I needed didn't come off so lack space which is a massive shame for now !

Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font help for a new customer

Replies: 4

Views: 1189

Re: Font help for a new customer

Hi Jamie, thanks for looking, we had to get this redrawn and its all sorted thanks again to uksignboards !!

Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vectorising service needed, source needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1265

Vectorising service needed, source needed?

I would like to Give a quick but massive thanks to Rob for sorting this out for me and glad to hear UKsignboards will be resuming vectorising services is great news, first class and super fast, so impressed, big pain sorted out !

Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vectorising service needed, source needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1265

Re: Vectorising service needed, source needed?

Thanks mate, just sent an email, if you could let me know, thanks Rich

Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vectorising service needed, source needed?

Replies: 3

Views: 1265

Vectorising service needed, source needed?

Hi all could any of you recommend a good vector art work service to create a vector graphic from a photo please ? thanks Rich

Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font help for a new customer

Replies: 4

Views: 1189

Re: Font help for a new customer

thanks mate still looking the G IS A PROB Ahhhhh :bangshead:

Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font help for a new customer

Replies: 4

Views: 1189

Font help for a new customer

Hi Guys we really need some help please, we have a great programme that finds fonts but this time I can get a good match, we need to recreate some art work and I have not been able to get this font, could you help ?

Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car body pin stripe supplier wanted

Replies: 2

Views: 988

Re: Car body pin stripe supplier wanted

Thanks [emoji120]

Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car body pin stripe supplier wanted

Replies: 2

Views: 988

Car body pin stripe supplier wanted

Hi all can anyone direct me to a company that would be happy to supply rolls of pin stripes ? We can make them but not in rolls ? Thanks Rich

size for stripe 3mm, 1.5mm 3mm gap in between in graphite grey. thanks for your help

looking at 50 meters :shocked:

Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removed vinyl graphics exposes damaged paintwork, advice please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1591

Re: Removed vinyl graphics exposes damaged paintwork, advice please?

Think that’s just nailed it thanks all [emoji120]

Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removed vinyl graphics exposes damaged paintwork, advice please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1591

Re: Vinyl sign removal, paint works

My thoughts, we have the tech to flat and polish I may suggest that to him, Rich

Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:36 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removed vinyl graphics exposes damaged paintwork, advice please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1591

Removed vinyl graphics exposes damaged paintwork, advice please?

Hi guys got a strange one, we did a removal job on a car the other month and the customer has just called back unhappy. Just lettering and small printed logo, we fitted the signs maybe 2 years before and we did at the time notice more of a halo ghosting effect than before when we were removing. The ...

Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1794

Re: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

me mate, very good customer and just put it down to experience lol,

Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1794

Re: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Just a quick update guys, the job was a repaired vehicle and where the new paint was blended to the old (ie not the complete panel painted) was where the wrap failed, we asked for the paint to be redone and we left it for sometime before we rewrapped, the outcome was perfect and we can only put it d...

Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:20 am

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Cutting Pressures - jump from 25g to 99g

Replies: 4

Views: 855

Re: Cutting Pressures - jump from 25g to 99g

If your using flexi sign(production manager) we make sure the settings don’t override what I have set on the plotter.

Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:14 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1794

Re: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Thanks guys I don’t have an photos as I peeled it off, it failed in a couple of places and that we’re not under any real stress, I’ve ordered another roll of material and also their final cleaner(I used Avery surface cleaner) so it was cleaned well before hand. Strange one will re wrap on Monday and...

Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1794

Re: Wrap film adhesion

HX2000 skintac normal wrap film unprinted used loads before not had this problem

Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:37 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1794

Wrap film adhesion fail, advice on problem please?

Hi guys we have wrapped many vehicles and would like to know if your having any issues with the heat and humidity, we had a job fail with easy curves and when I was Fitting noticed the initial tac was poor, using hx20000 I know it’s hot but could the weather cause adhesion problems and pulling out o...

Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:11 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1041

Re: Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

It’s funny it just feels faster and you can just click and click and no hang time [emoji108]

Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1041

Re: Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

Did the upgrade today, all good and feels faster at processing large files so all good

Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1041

Signlab for versaworks, advice please?

Hi all has anyone upgraded from version 8 to 10? We have a new computer and as the new version 10 is now 64bit we’re thinking about an upgrade to make full use of the computers spec ?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:55 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Having a cutter and printer on one system

Replies: 0

Views: 718

Having a cutter and printer on one system

Hi guys, started to change things around and wanted to have my Roland printer and my jaguar plotter on one system, both connected through USB Running the cutter out of signpal (like flexisign) and the Roland through versaworks. Set things up and assign USB ports and both machines work, then if the R...

Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wallpaper alignment issue

Replies: 10

Views: 1535

Re: Wallpaper alignment issue

I’ve done a few of these jobs and been lucky or the material has helped, we print and trim the paper which is pre pasted and all we do is spray the back with water and let it soak for a few mins and hang, apply and squeegee the printed paper, works well and the media does not stretch, we get ours fr...

Tue May 22, 2018 3:21 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland TrueVis SG Printers, views and opinions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 2761

Re: Roland TrueVis SG, views and opinions please?

Brill thats a great reply and sounds good about the ink, thank mate

Mon May 21, 2018 7:09 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland TrueVis SG Printers, views and opinions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 2761

Re: Re Roland TrueVis SG

Wow thanks Alex

Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland TrueVis SG Printers, views and opinions please?

Replies: 28

Views: 2761

Roland TrueVis SG Printers, views and opinions please?

Hi all after some time we’re looking at a new print and cut machine and value for money this Roland is coming out tops, has anyone in here got one ? I’ve had my current Roland for many years and is still perfect, this one uses new truevis ink and wanted to know if it smells worse or on a similar lev...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:10 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Group101 goes into Liquidation - A final farewell

Replies: 12

Views: 3140

Re: Group101 goes into Liquidation - A final farewell

James its so sad, you have helped us many times and you always looked after us here at Dynamite, sad mate

Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Replies: 15

Views: 2422

Re: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

You are right. The castors are not height adjustable. They are removable but that is not too helpful. In saying that I have used one several times all for installs inside and found it very good. Fair play, every time I have used a tower I’ve needed to adjust the feet, be good if there was one avail...

Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:36 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Replies: 15

Views: 2422

Re: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Again is it me or this looks as if the wheel height can’t be adjusted ?

Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Replies: 15

Views: 2422

Re: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

That’s a great buy, shame it’s not got adjustable feet [emoji85]

Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:09 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Personal pref I guess, wrap cut is very cost effective but not a clean enough cut line for us.

Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:05 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

I get looked after by Spandex Mate [emoji108]

Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

If that’s the case you will
Love it, but you have to be careful pulling the filament as you can snap it by hand unlike the normal one [emoji108][emoji108]

Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

It’s not cheap it’s more than knifeless tape and still a 3m product but it’s great for sharp cuts and going round corners etc

Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Ahh ok yes I’ve had that, which is why for quality jobs I use design line [emoji6]

Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:48 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Was it 3m design line Mate, with the red inner ? I have used 25 plus rolls and never has it cut like that, as above I always make sure it’s applied well before removing the filament?

Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:40 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

Replies: 34

Views: 6156

Re: Vehicle Panel Templates for covering with vinyl?

For speed I like to copy Phil’s way if I’m doing a lot of the same vehicle as it’s quick once the application paper template has been made, then use the cut graphics to repeat, if it’s one I’m not likely to do again or a one off, you can’t beat Wrap cut, however I like design line as it gives a much...

Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Replies: 10

Views: 1928

Re: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Replies: 10

Views: 1928

Re: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Yeh the ones I have are a little smaller and cut to size for a transported and edge sealed sorry though I may have been able to help

Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Replies: 10

Views: 1928

Re: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Ok only I have some kits for the rac ones

Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Replies: 10

Views: 1928

Re: 3M 4090 micro prismatic tape or similar

Is this on an RAC van ?

Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery 700 Vinyl lifting on vehicles, advice please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

Vinyl lifting on vehicles

Could you find out if they had been super guarded or a similar paint protection system? Normally we can tell when there is going to be an adhesion problem after it’s cleaned with IPA as it still feels very slippy when lining up the graphics [emoji85]

Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Covering side panel with gloss black vinyl

Replies: 17

Views: 3024

Covering side panel with gloss black vinyl

This was done with 3m cast [emoji12] but fitted with clear app tape you get no bubbles also I only used fine line on this one [img]http://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/9fb10bcfacddcb6976b56b834c2655aa.jpg[/img][img]http://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/597f6a231710bd8743c84f13756c1a69.jpg...

Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Covering side panel with gloss black vinyl

Replies: 17

Views: 3024

Re: Covering side panel with gloss black vinyl

Design line is a winner just remember it is a little more fragile so when pulling the filament take care but the stuff is brilliant

Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: nightmare job just turned into job from hell

Replies: 17

Views: 2474

Re: nightmare job just turned into job from hell

I think you should stick to the quote, you should not have given a time scale or price for just the reason above, have you tried the 3m graphic removal gel ?

Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PRICING - THAT OLD CHESTNUT

Replies: 23

Views: 2999

Re: PRICING - THAT OLD CHESTNUT

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Heat guns, which is best. Advice please?

Replies: 15

Views: 1879

Re: Heat guns, which is best. Advice please?

The Steinel ones are the business have 2 and nice to have the clip in temp sensor, best gun I’ve had

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PRICING - THAT OLD CHESTNUT

Replies: 23

Views: 2999

Re: PRICING - THAT OLD CHESTNUT

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paint Protection film installer

Replies: 0

Views: 1250

Paint Protection film installer

Hi all a company I do work for has a rather expensive car that needs the front bumper done in PPF complete, now we dont really need the agg and wanted to give him some contact details of a company in Surrey that they can deal direct with, any one know any installers or company that can take on a ver...

Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Gold vinyl for fleet use.

Replies: 4

Views: 1876

Re: Gold vinyl for fleet use.

Thanks guys, yes just looked at Metamark and they say 5 year and for vehicle use so could be a winner !!

Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:34 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Gold vinyl for fleet use.

Replies: 4

Views: 1876

Gold vinyl for fleet use.

Hi guys not been about much but really need some help, we have been doing a fleet of van for years in Avery gold 898, every thing is perfect, however the customer now wants a chrome gold, but the ones I have looked at are all polyester films and short term, we need a film for vehicle use min 4 year ...

Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Amazing service from Group101

Replies: 9

Views: 3393

Re: Amazing service from Group101

James I really didn't think it could happen so Im over the moon, always falls on a bank holiday but the sleepless nights were just not worth the worry as you guys nailed it !!!!!!

Wed May 31, 2017 1:54 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Amazing service from Group101

Replies: 9

Views: 3393

Amazing service from Group101

Hi all just thought I would take a minute to post a massive thanks to the team at Group101 for not only amazing print work but a super fast turn around. We didn't think we would be able to provide our customer with some large banners and what with the bank holiday we were really up against it, cant ...

Thu May 25, 2017 7:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Wallpaper Print and trimming advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2487

Re: Wallpaper Print and trimming advice please?

I use a new sheet to cut on to and use a good straight edge and scalpel, I don't know how people except overlaps as it looks really poor, we only ever butt join and due to the material even after time does not shrink like vinyls.

Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade Clothing supplier name

Replies: 4

Views: 1588

Re: Trade Clothing supplier name

Lol thanks guys Pencarrie

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trade Clothing supplier name

Replies: 4

Views: 1588

Trade Clothing supplier name

Hi guys cant for the life of me remember the name of a trade clothing work wear supplier, they did change their name and I cant even remember that lol, can you throw some names at me please , thanks Rich

Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Self Adhesive Wallpaper Suggestions

Replies: 32

Views: 10287

Re: Self Adhesive Wallpaper Suggestions

Jon what adhesive system is used on the image perfect and do you know the code, the only ones I've fitted have adhesive on the back and we just spray with water and apply ?

Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:28 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: wrapping over sealant joint or not

Replies: 5

Views: 2059

wrapping over sealant joint or not

I would go up to the joint and over to just Past the centre then come from the other way doing the same, I try to feed into these as it's asking for a fail

Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Re: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Hi mate do you think it would come out in a photo ? To save post mate

Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:05 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Re: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Thanks Rob I've got some I can try mate [emoji6] but I think it's worth a shout to grafityp for a sample first thanks guys

Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Re: Flood Carbon film

Thanks Hugh is it really glossy and smooth

Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Re: Flood Carbon film

Rob that's a perfect idea, have you got a nice file for me to use, it's for a bit in my own van [emoji23][emoji23]

Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:26 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Replies: 8

Views: 2780

Flood Carbon film, help sourcing please?

Hi guys and girls I'm looking for a flat gloss film in carbon, Hexis have one that's close and Arlon did one but now discontinued ! Looked all over and can't find what I'm after can you point me in the right direction please


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Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Experian telephone Call - genuine or not?

Replies: 11

Views: 3717

Re: Experian telephone Call - genuine or not?

I had the exact same call on Monday, sounded strange as it's only me here that would apply for a credit account, there was also a message on answer phone with a ref number, I ask who is the company in question and he said he didn't have that info to hand (oh yeh right) and he will call back ! Not ha...

Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:30 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm sp300 print drifting

Replies: 6

Views: 2020

Re: versacamm sp300 print drifting

Also check the rollers, I've had the rubber slip on the wheel and needed new roller wheels

Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chapter 8 kit supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Re: Chapter 8 kit supplier

Thanks guys

Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chapter 8 kit supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Re: Chapter 8 kit supplier

Thanks guys had good service from both will see if either can do a fast turnaround

Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chapter 8 kit supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 1766

Chapter 8 kit supplier

Hi all we don't do much of this but looking for a supplier who is quick to supply a kit, most suppliers I have used are a 4 day turn around and I need something faster ? Anyone recommend someone for a fast turn around? Thanks Rich

Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Re: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

To be fair it's only been the last few rolls that don't seem as good as it was, so maybe I need to check thanks guys

Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Re: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Please David that would be great as I too need to place an order

Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Re: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

On another note I've always been told, cut vinyl graphics wrapped out, as in you can see them and digital print wrapped inwards ??

Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Re: Application tapes

Thanks for the info Rich

Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Re: Application tapes

So how does it do when rolled up and will it adhere to the backing slightly to avoid the corners lifting etc ?

Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Replies: 22

Views: 5104

Views and opinions on Application tapes please?

Hi all after many years and a few different app tapes we use conform 4075 but I have to say I'm not that happy, corners still rolling and makes it hard to store or send out, has anyone found an app tape that works well, stays flat and is OK being rolled up ? Thanks Rich

Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best jpeg to vector company

Replies: 2

Views: 1128

Re: Best jpeg to vector company

Hi David I remembered you used these in another post and tracked them down, many thanks Rich

Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:51 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Knifeless tape for van panels

Replies: 4

Views: 2160

Re: Knifeless tape for van panels

I use loads of Knifless tape 100%

Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best jpeg to vector company

Replies: 2

Views: 1128

Best jpeg to vector company

Hi guys I have a customer that needs a few bits of art work converted please could you let me know who's the best to use, thanks Rich

Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Replies: 38

Views: 11484

Re: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Spandex 100% do them as that's where mine have just come from mate

Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Replies: 38

Views: 11484

Re: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Ok after few days I have to say I really like these, I like the amount of flex and they feel a little smaller or more comfortable to use, as Rob said they start off a little thick and can be an issue when putting vinyl into door shuts as most these days are very tight, overall a great squeegee [emoj...

Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Replies: 38

Views: 11484

Re: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Yeh too thick at the min but mine are yet to touch anything lol will be on full test this week !

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:41 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Will do mate, good to chat lol loving the new app so much better I can be more involved lol

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:36 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Oh I see I'm sure you can still choose an icon for the file but not in front of a comp mate, if no one replies I will have a look tomorrow but I'm only on 8 so I guess no help lol

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:30 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Lol eps files will take on the icon of the default programme assigned to it ( Adobe or Corel) and flexi files will take on the icon of flexi sign that's how it works or I'm going mad mate, say for example I choose sign lab as my default for opening esp files then all my esp file icons will change to...

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:25 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Yes but when you change the default programme the icon will update [emoji6]

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:04 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Right click mate and say open with

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:03 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Windows 10 File Icons help

Replies: 10

Views: 2782

Re: Windows 10 File Icons help

Just click open with and change the programs for EPS files to Corel or AI mate

Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:55 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can anyone help ? Beveled logo

Replies: 14

Views: 2512

Re: Can anyone help ? Beveled logo

Quality !

Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Replies: 25

Views: 7241

Re: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

I like that !

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Replies: 25

Views: 7241

Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

That will work too David and easy to make [emoji6]

Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Replies: 25

Views: 7241

Re: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Lol but I don't think I would make a steel frame, but heavy but could work, Ali welding is an art in its self

Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Replies: 25

Views: 7241

Re: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Daniel that's what I said a frame that sits inside the tray.

Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

Replies: 25

Views: 7241

Re: Sign Tray Fixings Lazy Idea

I've done a very similar thing but made a complete frame to fit inside the tray, get on site not measuring just fix frame and pop tray on, this save so much time and the centre join of joins if using more panels fit perfectly.

Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Self Adhesive Felt for Squeegee Applicators, source please?

Replies: 38

Views: 11484

Re: S/A Felt for Applicators

@chris these look great, do you have a link for a uk supplier or do you order from Fellers ?

Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Hi Rob no I've done theses as well and they are 3m as well its the latest ones I've not yet fitted but can update soon as I have one in for a new side

Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

This is how the material for the old ones comes Image

Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Just been and fitted one of these today and noticed there is a newer design added, I did the one you ask about but this was here to Image

Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Control tac print with reflective on top mate

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Takes me about 1 hour a side and 1 hour for bonnet and rear which has chevrons so in total 3 hours on my own, thanks Rich

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

Replies: 17

Views: 4560

Re: Advice needed on NEW british gas van decals

I've done loads of theses each part is supplied in 3m control tac, easy fit and easy to remove ImageImage

Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I would like to thank Group 101 for their Quality work!

Replies: 2

Views: 1086

I would like to thank Group 101 for their Quality work!

Hi guys don't post much due to time but try to keep in touch with a few from the boards, just though I would take a min to thanks James at Group 101 for another first class job, great quality, fast turn around and a completely hassle free experience, so credit where credits due thanks James and the ...

Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Rob hi mate, I only really fit dry these days BUT i have worked out with this film the clarity looks much better fitted with rapid tac, the job was fitted today and looks really well, thanks Guys Rich

Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re: Re Hexis C4000 Range

This for all your advise on this, will post finished job thanks Rich

Tue May 31, 2016 8:10 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re: Re Hexis C4000 Range

looks perfect ! what application fluid did you use, we have rapid tac ? thanks Rich

Sat May 28, 2016 8:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Many thanks Rich

Sat May 28, 2016 5:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Why do so many sign vans have rubbish graphics ?

Replies: 8

Views: 1613

Re: Why do so many sign vans have rubbish graphics ?

Hope you didn't see mine lol I keep it simple as I not a fan of loads going on.

Sat May 28, 2016 5:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Thanks Dan I think I would as per application data apply dry but sometimes you don't get the instant crystal clear finish due to the glue, however the glue does seem low tac, would you agree ? Thanks Rich

Fri May 27, 2016 8:27 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Re Hexis C4000 Range

Replies: 11

Views: 3688

Re Hexis C4000 Range

Hi Guys and girls, we have in the past used this material but only on small graphics, we have some large glass panels to flood coat in 600mm bands, in the application guide it states for dry application, has anyone on here fitted this and did you fit dry?, just want some advice on this film please t...

Thu May 05, 2016 11:39 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: lacquer coat on top of 3M 1080 failing. help please

Replies: 8

Views: 2819

Re: lacquer coat on top of 3M 1080 failing. help please

Kevin is right, this can happen with factory tank decals which are like water transfers, the painter need to put a dry gripper coat on and allow time for that to flash off before a full coat, also the other comment re thinner if too muck is added however I would think the painter would follow manufa...

Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sourcing a supplier of engraved stainless steel sign - help?

Replies: 8

Views: 2349

Sourcing a supplier of engraved stainless steel sign - help?

Hi all, looking for a recommended trade supplier for a stainless steel engraved sign please ?

Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4850

Re: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help ple

YES and its an hour im never going to get back just trying to problem solve !!! still may help for future jobs , thanks Rich

Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4850

Re: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help ple

Guys thanks for your help spoken to PMX and we have a possible solution, however now the customer thinks it too much to spend!!!!!

Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:02 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4850

Re: One way mirror film for office window

hi many thanks for the reply :D

Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help please?

Replies: 13

Views: 4850

Sourcing one way mirror film for office window, help please?

Hi all I'm after a film as in mirror film for an interior office window, you can see out but not in, in the past I have used mirror tint film in the highest block but it's not worked when used inside before, so looking at a way to do this so it works 100% and I have had the same problem using the co...

Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scaffold Banner supplier

Replies: 7

Views: 2122

Re: Scaffold Banner supplier

Sorry yes I forgot about James and hes done some nice work for me !!!!
thanks Guys :sleep:

Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scaffold Banner supplier

Replies: 7

Views: 2122

Re: Scaffold Banner supplier

thanks Chris :P

Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scaffold Banner supplier

Replies: 7

Views: 2122

Scaffold Banner supplier

Hi all sorry I have not posted much in a while just been so busy, we used General banners for our double sided scaffold banners with tube pockets but I'm looking for another supplier, so if any one could point me in the right direction that would be very helpful, thanks Rich :D

Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mac and PC fonts - help please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1014

Re: Mac and pc fonts

Thanks Colin

Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mac and PC fonts - help please?

Replies: 2

Views: 1014

Mac and PC fonts - help please?

hi all, please could someone help, a designer is sending me photoshop files from a Mac using a font called cracked, when we open the file in Photoshop we can't output the vectors as the font is missing on our system, as we can't find the font on line and the designer is not sure how to change the fo...

Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:36 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Metamark md3 and MetaGuard 300 laminating problem - Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 2016

Looks to me like it will be just fine after a few hours in a warm room.

Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Stepped recess panel wrap - help required please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3851

For the very best neatest finish Phils way is spot on. I have this van and made the templates and its a 100% fit, we have on site used the knifless tape and its ok but with a printed and laminated film and in tight corners it can look a little ragged, only by a small amount but I'm fussy, Also when ...

Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:07 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: New Vivaro / Trafic - recesses. Personal advice please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1878

Worked on one today, twice as deep or a little less, but the panel is not as sharp on the return almost a 45 degree and not 90 it that helps mate :P

Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quality feedback to James@ Group 101

Replies: 3

Views: 1876

Quality feedback to James@ Group 101

Hi Guys and Girls as you know we are always the first to moan but not fast enough to give feedback when we have had a good experience. We asked on the boards some time ago for a trade supplier to quote on some hoarding panels for a customer of mine and after some design changes we finally gave the g...

Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Direct to composite printing trade supplier recommendation?

Replies: 11

Views: 2463

First class on speedy reply and great prices, James customer happy with quote but has asked for some art work changes! be in touch but at least we will get this job.

Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Direct to composite printing trade supplier recommendation?

Replies: 11

Views: 2463

First class Rob !!

Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Direct to composite printing trade supplier recommendation?

Replies: 11

Views: 2463

hi mate yes they have quoted as I use them a lot just needed one other to compare , waiting on one from a specialist company. :D

Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:23 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Direct to composite printing trade supplier recommendation?

Replies: 11

Views: 2463

Direct to composite printing trade supplier recommendation?

Hi all I have a big hoarding to price and looking for a print company that will take on the job of printing direct to hoarding grade composite or to print and mount so I just have to fit the job, can anyone recommend a company that can help please thanks Rich

Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:19 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: A roundup of the gorgeous Typefaces...

Replies: 4

Views: 1885

I like that John ! :D

Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Applying image on caddy rear window - advice please

Replies: 3

Views: 1557

I fitted 12 Caddy vans the other day, flood coated white and then text over the top, we have one to do Monday a full print, for both types I print to MD5A which is air release and its 100% easy fit, the Caddy is not to bad as has been said and if you print and laminate the MD5a even easier, good luc...

Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Thanks Roland Tech support

Replies: 3

Views: 1404

Have to agree top service !

Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic panel stand, free standing

Replies: 4

Views: 1534

Thanks Craig

Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic panel stand, free standing

Replies: 4

Views: 1534

Hi Martin I can only see one for small chalk boards ???

Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic panel stand, free standing

Replies: 4

Views: 1534

Acrylic panel stand, free standing

Hi Guys and Girl's
please see attached photo, we need to find a supplier of the base part for a free standing acrylic sign please, thanks Rich

Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:31 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks on Windows 8

Replies: 5

Views: 1720

8.1 all good mate
:D :D

Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl cross ref

Replies: 2

Views: 1071

thanks mate just looked at 778 wine red and looks close??
anyone got any others??

Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:35 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl cross ref

Replies: 2

Views: 1071

Vinyl cross ref

Hi all, please could you help with a vinyl colour close to or in face RAL 3011
Mactac Wine red is close but I would love spot on please, many thanks for looking Rich :D

Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to fit a tray sign directly above a roller shutter box

Replies: 6

Views: 1589

If the tray is sitting on the shutter box, just run a line of clear silicon along the length, that way if the shutter box needs to be removed they can just run a blade along the silicon to allow the box to be removed. It will stop the tray from blowing out if the wind gets behind the tray

Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Yet another wannabe sign maker

Replies: 16

Views: 5753

What a joke !!!! :D

Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:20 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hugh Potter - Some recent work...

Replies: 11

Views: 4649

Nice bits mate and just to make a point from what Rob said about us starting up, well I really need to add that without these boards I don't think it could have happened!

Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

Thanks Vic, the removal was so hard even with the van being in the booth, and the hardest was the front wing , not sure why it would be harder just because the wings are plastic !

Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:43 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

Rob this was for accident damaged vehicle, your 100% right about removal the guys in the paint shop took a day to remove the vinyl where they needed to blend colour ! You would need weeks to strip the complete van !

Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:02 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

Well what a day, Vic thanks for your suggestion on app tape, I used a clear plastic tape which worked well, have to say this is not an easy film to fit, but its great to work with and even with no heat it's very easy to get it to deep channels then heat and then post heat. The initial grab is the ha...

Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did I miss?

Replies: 24

Views: 5525

Hi Andy good to see you back , Rich

Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:06 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

yes morning will help, wish now I could have used the b/free this stuff just grabs.

Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:59 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

Yes wrapping a side, just used an off cut and it stick like sh.. it a blanket, fun time tomorrow me thinks???? any tips

Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:17 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Replies: 13

Views: 5634

Avery 900 super cast, part wrap advice?

Hi all fitting some of this tomorrow for a first time, doing a side on a small van, any tips or things I need to be aware of. Avery say use app tape but I would like to use just of the roll? thanks Rich

Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:09 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Trade Only - screen printed stickers service

Replies: 7

Views: 3206

I'm with John JKN or Giga Print

Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:56 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versaworks & windows 8

Replies: 1

Views: 829

just did mine with no probs using vw 3.30 then allowing to update after install

Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SPRAYING DIBOND QUESTION

Replies: 15

Views: 3235

As Martin said a fast air dry hardner will be ok

Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SPRAYING DIBOND QUESTION

Replies: 15

Views: 3235

The advice is all correct, however I would not use a can due to getting a good finish, spray cans only have a small fan width and you won't be able to keep a wet edge, meaning the finish will look dry and like a gate, fence pattern , unless its only 800x800 Rich

Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25486

Sorry John , Dave , Lee and any others that have asked me I just can't do it, it's not losing a day that matters it's just there are not enough hours in the day and its going to put me more behind. Off out now to quote a job I don't want to do in town but my customer is not happy using someone else ...

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SPRAYING DIBOND QUESTION

Replies: 15

Views: 3235

George painted with 2k car paint, most vehicle bodyshops can match to a RAL, HOWEVER IF THEY HAVE NOT PAINTED THEM BEFORE DONT put on a full bake due to the sheet material getting too hot and distorting, have done a good few sheets in the passed. Rich

Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25486

Hi Dave it's been a long time. If I go then yes train mate, need to get some work completed but will let you know.

Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25486

Hi guys as John said trying for Thursday but not 100% as yet lots to get done. Rich hope to catch up.

Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:25 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Re Windows 8

Replies: 7

Views: 3654

Hi Gents Ok first all up and running no problems as follows signlab 9.1 Flexisign 7.0v2 versaworks 4.8 sorry 4.9.1 all going well, cant say I dont like 8, its hard as first to work your way round things but some bits are faster, like looking for files and more options using the ribbon system. so tou...

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:41 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Re Windows 8

Replies: 7

Views: 3654

Thanks Robert, sounds good thanks Rich

Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:05 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Re Windows 8

Replies: 7

Views: 3654

Re Windows 8

Time for a new comp, has anyone run Flexi 7.0v2 on windows 8?
I know it works on vista 64bit and also windows 7 so who knows if I will be lucky?

Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - LCS & ENKI Vans

Replies: 10

Views: 3171

Thanks Rich

Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - LCS & ENKI Vans

Replies: 10

Views: 3171

Hi David what material did you use for the bonnet?

Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why is banner vinyl peeling off prematurely?

Replies: 23

Views: 5440

I would never use turps, use rapid prep or Avery surface cleaner and you won't have any problems.

Thu May 16, 2013 9:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bromley

Replies: 4

Views: 1549

Hi Andy welcome, we're in Croydon so not far from yourself, enjoy the boards Rich

Wed May 15, 2013 8:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: re one way vision (contra vision film)

Replies: 8

Views: 2710

Hi Scott we do use knife less tape but I think for the type of finish I'm after on a window graphic i.e a nice straight horizontal line I feel the use of this tape would produce a poor looking job, as I thought overlap and kiss cut using a nice straight edge, thanks Rich

Wed May 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: re one way vision (contra vision film)

Replies: 8

Views: 2710

Thanks Rich

Wed May 08, 2013 11:38 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: re one way vision (contra vision film)

Replies: 8

Views: 2710

re one way vision (contra vision film)

Well hello all, not been about but still popping in and out of here when I have 5mins. My life has been taken over by my son racing motocross. Anyway I need some advise just to make things easier for me when fitting. I have a large window to fit in the above material and I need to print in 3 parts h...

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:37 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Hexis V200WG1 on verscamm help please

Replies: 5

Views: 2326

Yes metamark, should have said, works so well on most films, glad to have been a help

Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Hexis V200WG1 on verscamm help please

Replies: 5

Views: 2326

Dan have you tried printing on it using say MD5 100 PROFILE we find this profile works on nearly all media's ??

Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: only gone n got me a proper shop!!

Replies: 63

Views: 9507

Mate what a touch, good luck Mate I'm sure your be fine and let me know when your having your open day drinks and I will pop down , Rich
:)

Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:55 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: LG Air escape is not Air escape.

Replies: 2

Views: 1162

Martin this is of no help but I have tried a good few types of media and just keep going back to metamark it's just so good.

Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Galaxy Note 10.1 App Req'd

Replies: 2

Views: 1820

My measures

Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help sourcing Projecting Sign Please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1130

Cherwell signs

Ashby signs
Are 2 we use :D

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Motocross Tough Printable Vinyl and Laminates

Replies: 5

Views: 1924

Nick give all print a call

Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:56 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Help Removing side strips off renault traffic 62 reg

Replies: 6

Views: 2246

20

Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:31 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Help Removing side strips off renault traffic 62 reg

Replies: 6

Views: 2246

We have even warmed these up to try and avoid the clips shattering but you will alway ruin some, just grab some from main dealer and replace them where ness.

Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Spraycan Sunscreen

Replies: 7

Views: 1714

Just spent some time looking through your photos, truly amazing work :D

Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Solar Graphics : The Shard

Replies: 4

Views: 1629

Looks great, very nice work :D

Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Urgent help near twickenham

Replies: 1

Views: 1053

Done :(

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Urgent help near twickenham

Replies: 1

Views: 1053

Urgent help near twickenham

Hi all on a job near TW1 and need a small bit of text cut from black vinyl, can get the file from my comp when I log on from the net,can anyone save me going back to base thanks Rich xxx

Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Solar Graphics : Various 2012 Work

Replies: 6

Views: 4361

Some great work there, very nice :D :D :D

Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Halo lit stainless steel letters

Replies: 9

Views: 2400

John complete new flashing from top of sign tray back in to secret gutter, which was all lead work. Martin the screw fitting were same as the brass ones but we used chrome finished. The complete job was made in our workshop and checked before installation including fitting and wiring each letter. We...

Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Halo lit stainless steel letters

Replies: 9

Views: 2400

Halo lit stainless steel letters

Hi all been so busy but needed to post this job which has taken some time to put together due to bigger size fascia and other small problems due to new shop front fitting. Stainless letters made by Applelec which are great quality along with slone 180 LEDs behind poly backs on locators, the letter f...

Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LEDS on a black background dilemma

Replies: 23

Views: 9681

Thats looking nice mate. I'm working on one at the moment so will post when complete, the halo looks great, nice and soft.

Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:04 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LEDS on a black background dilemma

Replies: 23

Views: 9681

Just reading the comments after mine and I can see I was missing the point!
Sorry Marting I didn't see the rendered wall part, until now! its been a hard few sleep less weeks !

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:50 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LEDS on a black background dilemma

Replies: 23

Views: 9681

Black is no good as it absorbs the light, light colours work well and we always use matt.

Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:59 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: impact vehicle outlines, change outline colour?

Replies: 14

Views: 4493

I do the same as Phill but from our software we just drag a colour onto the fill colour of the van to save time.

Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LEDS on a black background dilemma

Replies: 23

Views: 9681

and this one,

Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: LEDS on a black background dilemma

Replies: 23

Views: 9681

we have done many and know the best illumination is using a white tray however never as easy as that, we lay down a white matt vinyl and works well

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:21 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland red & black lines in print

Replies: 10

Views: 2629

Different printer, mine is a Roland sp300 had the same printing problem after a new head was fitted, apparently while changing the head the main board received a static shock and needed to be replaced, not saying it is that but the print was the same as your photo, all changed and sorted under the r...

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Lowe: Logo Design help needed?

Replies: 39

Views: 11112

Martin that top ones very nice along with Tims design.

Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Uncaring supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 1731

RE trough lights yes we get this all the time, they never get it when I say please can you pack the tubes on their own next time please ! which turn up NEVER BROKEN its only when the long length of lighting get dropped the tubes go, so why not pack them as you do when I call to say the tubes inside ...

Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:29 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Replies: 13

Views: 4429

Hi John my friend has just looked at the rstones site and just loves the look of this, looks easy to create what she needs, the only worry is will it talk to our plotter .

Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:24 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Replies: 13

Views: 4429

thanks gents :D

Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:45 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Replies: 13

Views: 4429

Thanks gents

Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Short term removable vinyl sticker for fullcolour print

Replies: 7

Views: 2339

I Have done loads using MD3 R its so so easy to remove even when cold, but I would think all re movables are much the same

Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:06 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Replies: 13

Views: 4429

Creating stencils for Rhinestones

Hi all a very good friend of mine would like to start making garments and I really need you help in the best software to use and be able to export as an EPS file, we have tried using a free download of Silhouette studio but one its hard to use and time wise very long winded and second I can export o...

Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hexis to the rescue!!

Replies: 0

Views: 851

Hexis to the rescue!!

As we all say, were are quick to moan but never say the good things our suppliers do, well here is a big thanks to Mark from Hexis for sorting out a small error and getting it sorted. Mark your a star many thanks Rich :D

Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:55 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: iPhone 4 problem...

Replies: 8

Views: 3073

Phil hang in for the antiques roadshow mate, you never know it may fetch a few quid

Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did you do on Saturday?

Replies: 17

Views: 3718

Fair play Steve I ride 10 miles and think Im a champ !!! Great stuff

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hansen: Audi Q7 wrapped in Pearl White.

Replies: 7

Views: 2241

So true 3 easy vans more profit. One wrap everyone wants you to do theirs, tell them the price for materials and fitting and off they go!!!! :D :D

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hansen: Audi Q7 wrapped in Pearl White.

Replies: 7

Views: 2241

Ben door cards were the easy bit to remove, finding out how the first clip that holds the handles in, well about an hour for the first one , then about 15mins a side and same to refit. I did the sides in one day and the next day the roof , bonnet and rear, next day odds and ends, would I want to do ...

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hansen: Audi Q7 wrapped in Pearl White.

Replies: 7

Views: 2241

Ben nice work, did the same vehicle some time back. We found removing the door handles did make life easier and no join.
Very expensive for the pearl white but looked great when done, top work.
http://www.uksignboards.com/download.php?id=34582

Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vinyl graphics application

Replies: 10

Views: 2302

I can say it works, we did some contra vision and after using this we got good adhesion :D

Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Bubble Free Vinyl causing liquid bubbles on vehicle magnets?

Replies: 14

Views: 3479

Best bet give Metamark a call :D

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Richard Urquhart simple effective sign

Replies: 15

Views: 2619

Thanks all, been lucky working on a few more halo signs designs so watch this space. :D

Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Richard Urquhart simple effective sign

Replies: 15

Views: 2619

I'm sure this will age in time but only very slightly, Rich
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