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Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 4028

I don't really know where to begin but to repeat your quote: No Epson printer will print onto vinyl unless it's been modified to do so. You can definitely print with this printer and its standard Ultrachrome inks straight onto suitable digitally receptive ink jet vinyl. It is suitable for indoor use...

Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers...would this work?

Replies: 34

Views: 5734

Lots of people do that Steve.

Easy to arrange, costs nothing and you can pick your stuff nice and early.

OK if you live near to, or commute past, the local depot.

Phil
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers...would this work?

Replies: 34

Views: 5734

Business post only pay per delivery Gav, no wage :( The drivers usually get about ?500 per week but out of that they have to buy their own van and replace it when it's 4 years old, pay for their own fuel, very expensive "hire and reward" insurance and about another ?12 per week for Goods i...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:10 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mousemat blanks

Replies: 6

Views: 2605

er.... no! but..... and I'm sorry if it's dragging away from your question - I was just browsing a site which has mousemat kits which look quite interesting. Here is a link to it: http://www.sensitisers.com/mousematinstructions.html I believe some of this Company's products might be available from E...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:10 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 4028

Dave, No Epson printer will print onto vinyl unless it's been modified to do so Sorry, just plain wrong information and, quite honestly, not very helpful to present it as a statement of fact. I'm really quite surprised you said it when I had already given the answer I did. Danny, I believe the stand...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 4028

re: your last point on vinyl...........

yes it will but only to digitally receptive matt white vinyl designed for that type of ink.

You will need to laminate with Frog juice or One-Shot etc, to obtain longer lasting prints and a glossy finish.

Phil
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Help!

Replies: 15

Views: 4028

You could do worse than have a look at a users group on Yahoo. The address is : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EpsonWideFormat It's a very heavily used group specialising in the 7600/9000 series with lots of information. You will have to register to read the messages but it only takes a minute. I did...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 2:08 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 5309

When I moved over I gathered all my driver discs together beforehand. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't need them - XP found all the hardware and installed the drivers automatically, printers, webcam, scanner, everything. Not totally sure about your Summa but I wouldn't think it was a...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus Warning

Replies: 15

Views: 2481

Andy, This program works by bouncing the mail before it's downloaded from your server. It looks like the address doesn't exist and the theory is that you will be removed from the list. Does seem to work. It's true though that you should never reply to spam or ask to be removed as this does indeed co...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers...would this work?

Replies: 34

Views: 5734

Dave Standen wrote: Business Post hate parcels but perform very well with their courier bags As a point of interest, Business Post use, almost exclusively, self-employed drivers who are required by their contracts to have a Transit or Sprinter van (some now seem to get away with a Renault or LDV etc...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:43 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: previewing EPS files

Replies: 5

Views: 1819

There are various shareware utilities (try Google) and you can alos use the built in browser in Paintshop Pro. If you have Photoshop you can customise and print out contact sheets of thumbnails via "File" - "Automate" - "Contact Sheet" Phil ________ Hawaiian Recipes

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus Warning

Replies: 15

Views: 2481

Martin,

I'm using a program called Mail Washer Pro

It does seem to work although there always seems to be a ready supply of new ones to replace those you block.

Phil
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Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers...would this work?

Replies: 34

Views: 5734

The main problem is that the industry is much more competitive than it was say 10 or 15 years ago. Many firms such as Business Post use self-employed drivers who supply their own vehicles and work on a sort of semi-franchise basis. Over the years their payments have actually been cut quite dramatica...

Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:58 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise who is doing the best deal on the D60?

Replies: 13

Views: 7591

Don't buy anything until you have spoken to Alan Flynn at Flynn Signs - Tel 01992 630318. He can do an excellent deal on many makes and, in some cases, seems to supply some of the dealers himself.

Phil
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Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:15 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: RIP???

Replies: 7

Views: 2561

Hi Leeroy, I know very little about RIPs but I am using the VinylMaster Pro Future Rip. It works absolutely fine and a Signlab expert who saw it said he was impressed. Having never used the Signlab one, or any others, myself I cannot compare. However, it's an absolute bargain and will probably be th...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Accident insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 911

Hi Gray, Depends what you mean by "accident" insurance. If it's what we might call "Public Liability" or, in other words, insurance against claims for damage or injury to third parties, it is becoming ever more important here as people are becoming very litigation happy at the pr...

Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:39 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Cut Photos

Replies: 39

Views: 8771

What version are you running Gav?

Here is a capture from 2.54

Image

Phil
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Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:07 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Cut Photos

Replies: 39

Views: 8771

Gav,

Bottom of left side tool panel - an icon which looks like an eye.


Phil
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Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:49 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Cut Photos

Replies: 39

Views: 8771

Picture cut? Photo Machine?

You need VinylMaster Pro :lol: :lol: :lol:

Built in as standard feature and cheaper than the others. :wink:

Phil
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Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:47 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VINYL MASTER PRO V2.0

Replies: 2

Views: 1170

Go to the welding module

Click "Layers"

Tick the box marked "Add Crop/Registration Marks"

Accept


Hope this helps


Phil
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Sat Sep 13, 2003 9:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wrong Colours!!

Replies: 22

Views: 2969

On Beck'ys post, I had a similar thing a few days ago. A customer had asked me to visit to discuss some new signage and when I arrived he hand wrote the text he required. Next day I e-mailed a layout. He phoned to say he loved the design but said (Ha - Ha !) you've made a silly mistake on the phone ...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:39 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Which Website company?

Replies: 12

Views: 3686

http://www.supanames.co.uk

?13.99 + vat per year inc. 35mb webspace and a free co.uk name.

Other packages available and a very friendly service :D

Phil
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Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: anyone know any slate sign suppliers to the trade

Replies: 2

Views: 832

Hi again Paddy! :)

Take a look at http://www.mastergrave.co.uk and go to page 51 of their online catalogue


Phil
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Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:13 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 4172

I'm using Quicken 2003 Premier Home & Business which is cheap enough yet seems to do all I require. On your other point Gray, I only show fairly basic levels of information as I have found more only causes the customer to "think" which is often an undesirable situation. :roll: Phil ___...

Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Favourite jobs

Replies: 10

Views: 2132

always wanna stick to the same colours, black and silver shadow, red with black shadow etc . nah, mine aren't that adventurous - they are afraid that a shadow might cost them extra :cry: :cry: :cry: Seriously, they mostly just want cheap and cannot see past the price barrier, hence lots of very bor...

Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:16 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone help problems cutting Graphtec Signjet Pro 2

Replies: 3

Views: 1677

Welcome to the boards :roll:

What problems do you need help with?


Phil
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Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do I spend monies on a Gerber Edge

Replies: 4

Views: 1034

You'll have to do one heck of a lot of swing signs to make that pay.

As you are just starting out I would test your market first, maybe sub out a few jobs at first.

Phil
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Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Vinyl selling price

Replies: 13

Views: 2191

Hi Ian, Without knowing the type of vinyl you are buying, or the width, it is impossible to say if you are paying a good price. However, you will almost certainly be able to get a good deal by shopping around and you could do alot worse than checking the shop prices on this site. However, as Lorrain...

Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie Question

Replies: 1

Views: 1261

Give them a call and ask for a list. They do a neat little A5 size booklet which details their entire range - includes paper and boards, inkjet media and forex, etc. Oracal specs can be found at http://www.oracal.de Your nearest branch is London Tel. 020 7231 8711 Phil ________ MERCEDES-BENZ C216

Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a blackout vinyl available?

Replies: 6

Views: 2283

"Kay Premium Marking Films"

Have a look at their web site at http://www.kpmf.com . They seem to be handling UK distribution directly at the moment.

Phil
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Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Frog Juice

Replies: 14

Views: 8624

I've used Frog Juice clear with good results on water based inkjet prints so it would have to be at least as good on thermal output. Not particularly cheap but if it gives protection which you would not otherwise have then it has to be cost effective. Alternatives? You could try One-Shot clear which...

Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for van please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2352

Joe,

What's the font used in the name mate? (?)


Phil

Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What do you charge.........?

Replies: 5

Views: 1374

Thanks, but it wasn't a question about what I would pay but more what I could reasonably charge to an end customer.

Thanks for your points though.

Phil
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Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What do you charge.........?

Replies: 5

Views: 1374

Thanks Bob.

Anyone else ? Price for sign only - no post.

Need to know if I'm in the right area pricing wise.

Phil
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Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MSN anyone?

Replies: 10

Views: 1769

Hi Gray,

I already spend far too much time on MSN and Yahoo! :lol: :lol: but feel free to buzz me anytime :wink:

Phil
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Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:01 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: sublimation question

Replies: 13

Views: 5022

Hi, I'm sure someone will give you more advice on the products in due course. However, regarding pricing, remember that you will have to pay carriage charges from the USA, plus import duty and the carriers handling charges for collecting the import duty. Then you still have to pay VAT on the whole l...

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What do you charge.........?

Replies: 5

Views: 1374

What do you charge.........?

......... for traffic signs? Recently, I had to do a couple of signs urgently for a good customer. They required some standard 600mm road signs with channel etc in Class 2 reflective for use on site. Due to the urgency of the situation I merely added on a percentage to the price I bought them in at....

Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:20 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 10

Views: 4042

...........and the VW Caddy has a recess under he badge which only becomes apparent after removal. :roll:

Phil
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Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Nautilus again

Replies: 6

Views: 2442

As you say, it is new and in recent mentions of the machine on these pages no-one has put their hands up to say they have one. I would think your best option would be to contact Graphityp (the distributors) and ask if they can supply details of anyone they have sold to. You can then contact the user...

Sun Aug 24, 2003 9:56 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Carbon fibre!

Replies: 5

Views: 2184

Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Company Insurance

Replies: 4

Views: 1196

A lot of the problem nowadays is that so many companies work to a sort of script when asking questions and their employees are not trained to think for themselves if they get an answer which isn't on their "tick list". No common sense used. One solution might be to use a Broker, preferably...

Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CONTEST!

Replies: 28

Views: 4908

Contest? (?)

Didn't I win a contest set by Mr Aston? (?) (?)

Where's the prize he was sending? (?) :-?

Perhaps the Canadian Post is worse than our own............... (:)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Amazing!

Replies: 1

Views: 981

Called in on SignJoe yesterday and showed him how to do this.

He was pleasantly surprised :cool:

It was discussed in a recent topic but it seems some may have missed it :wink:

Phil
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Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2495

er...... 40x20 = 800!

but I agree that ?20 per hour seems a low rate.

Phil
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Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: keep it clean

Replies: 11

Views: 2788

Cowboys in garden sheds? Hope Mike doesn't read this :lol: :lol: I know what you mean though. The competion on prices is severe here but that is just the type of job where I would have thought you could have distinguished yourself from the competition and kept your prices up. Will be interested to s...

Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: keep it clean

Replies: 11

Views: 2788

Blimey!

That's got more bubbles than one of my jobs!

No, seriously, very nice :D

Seems quite cheap though. Is that the going rate in your neck of the woods?

Phil
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Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:54 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Has anyone got experience with using Photoshop and Corel?

Replies: 9

Views: 3566

Gav, Having just re-read that again........ He doesn't have to have drawn it using paths. He has probably just typed some text into Photoshop as it was the program that he had, and he didn't understand the file type you would need to make a sign. You can take his Photoshop file and make paths from i...

Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:46 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Has anyone got experience with using Photoshop and Corel?

Replies: 9

Views: 3566

Yup You can make a selection from any item - e.g text or shapes - and then right click and choose "Make Work Path". You can then go to the"File" menu and choose "Export" - "Paths to Illustrator". This will give you an ai file in Illustrator but the problem is ...

Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:00 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Has anyone got experience with using Photoshop and Corel?

Replies: 9

Views: 3566

Gav,

You can make paths from selections and export them as paths to Illustrator - as ai files

Phil
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Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:39 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Has anyone got experience with using Photoshop and Corel?

Replies: 9

Views: 3566

What format is the file he is sending you? CorelDraw can import Photoshop PSD files and a wide range of other formats. When you say "he has designed his drawing" you do realise this is going to come to you in a bitmap and not as something cuttable? Your customer probably does not understan...

Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:29 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: DESPERATE!

Replies: 6

Views: 1186

Would be interested to know what sort of deal you got.

Was it a lot cheaper than buying here, with carriage etc.? (?)

Phil

Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:38 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Easysign - does anyone use it?

Replies: 17

Views: 4178

It looks ridiculously expensive Gav, when compared to something like VMP or Signgo.

If you are just looking for a way of optimising cutting I would try the Signgo Lite version.


Phil
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Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:28 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: EPSON

Replies: 2

Views: 1412

Yes, it is a sublimation printer.

Try http://www.google.com and type in "Epson C82 sublimation" for more information.


Phil
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Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:36 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SOFTWARE WANTED

Replies: 9

Views: 1996

Kev, Why not have a look at Signgo from http://www.signgo.co.uk They have a "Lite" version which only costs around £60 and you can download a fully working 30 day trial to see if you like it. Might be a good way of starting cheaply. Phil :D Emoticons (?) Just click on them :wink:

Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What is the best general Application Tape

Replies: 22

Views: 6340

http://www.dorotape.co.uk/

Very nice people.

Ask for a sample :D

Even send you a few free goodies with your first order


Phil
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Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Some Beginners Advice Please

Replies: 15

Views: 2778

AS Handover London Tel: 020 7359 4696 Give them a call and they will send you a price list for all sorts of sign and non-sign related art stuff. They do a range of books, small tools, "One-Shot" paints etc, and also distribute the Signcraft magazine from the states which shows a lot more a...

Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:13 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: does anyone know where i can get cheap ram from?

Replies: 9

Views: 3257

Steve,

The hills around here are full of them.

Bring your van down and help yourself :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: royal mail logo

Replies: 2

Views: 1144

There is a logo here :

http://www.logo.nino.ru/main/?id=48119&query_id=56769&page=6

Hope this helps.


Phil
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Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member saying hello to you all

Replies: 11

Views: 1887

Welcome Mark,

Thats very effective :cool: :cool:

How about a few details on how it's done?

Machine, materials etc ........

Is it "mesh effect" over the windows?


Phil
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Mon Jul 21, 2003 2:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can't import some .eps files

Replies: 14

Views: 3552

Not sure about the Signlab end of things John, but what plotter are you using?

If it is Roland or Graphtec, for example, you can download windows drivers to cut directly from Illustrator, Corel etc.

Phil
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Mon Jul 21, 2003 2:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Logo help needed...

Replies: 4

Views: 1410

Hello George, Why not tell us a little more about what you do. I mean, do you actually manufacture any of your items, or are you purely a retailer? I am sure that if you are genuinely in the sign trade you may get assistance, but I can't help feeling that I have seen this request somewhere before. (...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fridge Magnets

Replies: 15

Views: 2962

Ta very much :D

Sent you a PM

Will just go and clear a space for my prize (I assume it is a Gerber Edge (?) ) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fridge Magnets

Replies: 15

Views: 2962

That would be Gerber Edge then
like a lot of posts :roll:

Phil
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Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Castop Plus V Signgo

Replies: 10

Views: 5811

As it's an on-line registration you can pay by credit card and, obviously, your card provider will convert into sterling on your monthly statement.

I'm not absolutely sure but I don't think you have to worry about any extra charges.

Phil
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Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Castop Plus V Signgo

Replies: 10

Views: 5811

http://www.signgo.co.uk

should give you all the details.

It uses a registration number system rather than a physical dongle.

Phil
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Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Castop Plus V Signgo

Replies: 10

Views: 5811

The SignGo extensions shown are wmp and wtp

hope this helps.

Phil
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Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMasterPro help wanted please

Replies: 8

Views: 2124

Hi Kevin, Glad you are sorted. I have been using the program for 2 or 3 years and get on quite well with it, although I tend to use other programs for the actual designing. If there is anything you need to know just ask. With regard to drivers, there are some test cuts within the demo which will all...

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How big is this market?

Replies: 18

Views: 2560

Martin, The cost of plotters has fallen dramatically over the years, as of course has the price of computers. What some people seem to forget is that although they can buy a plotter very cheaply, they are equally cheap for everyone else, so there may be a lot more competition around the corner than ...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VAT ENQUIRY

Replies: 13

Views: 2486

Good to hear you are making a saving and I hope it works out for you. The main worry for me would be warranty or damage on delivery problems which would normally be easier to sort out from a home based supplier. Perhaps you could check on where you stand there before ordering. Phil ________ ESSENTIA...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: VAT ENQUIRY

Replies: 13

Views: 2486

As mentioned, the import duty rates vary according to the item imported and your local Customs and Excise office should be very helpful in telling you the rate for whatever item you want. The VAT is charged on the whole lot including carriage and the final sting in the tail is that the delivery comp...

Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: car vinyls

Replies: 5

Views: 1490

The film titles and the hood graphic from the Mitsubishi are available on Logo Nino at this page: http://www.logo.nino.ru/main/?id=83109&query_id=12184&page=1 I also have the graphics but they can only be posted in the file swapping forum which I'm guessing you don't have access to. I can ma...

Sun Jul 06, 2003 1:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newby alert!!

Replies: 16

Views: 3181

Just did a quick search and this appears to be a printer/paper plotter, the sort of thing used for engineering drawings etc. Easy to confuse a paper plotter with a vinyl plotter/cutter. also it appears to print on paper based products but not vinyl so I suspect it is not what you had in mind. If you...

Sun Jul 06, 2003 1:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newby alert!!

Replies: 16

Views: 3181

At that price, and if it is a product sold by Dabs, this sounds like just a printer - no cutting facility. Also before you import anything from the US be aware of the extra costs involved - i.e. import duty and VAT payable on the total of the product cost and shipping. The delivery company will almo...

Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newby alert!!

Replies: 16

Views: 3181

Hi, Further to what has already been written, I own Roland and Graphtec machines and can confirm that Roland service is appalling. Graphtec not only do good machines but are also decent people to talk to. They sell direct but I suspect they might also put you in touch with one or two distributors wh...

Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed signage: vdo dayton

Replies: 6

Views: 1425

If you can do that in 15 minutes it's quicker than printing it anyway :o

BTW, the vector is on Logo Nino if you need it :roll: :roll:

Phil
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Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wanted- Dead or Alive, some thieving little 'erbert

Replies: 13

Views: 2756

Over a period of years doing deliveries I heard this sort of thing a thousand times. Once you could walk into anyones premises and find someone to sign for goods but as time went on, one by one they had door entry systems installed. it was always the same story - found people wandering around the pl...

Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehcile graphics: van rauren

Replies: 9

Views: 1704

That's right!

Blame somebody else for your design!

I'll get you fluent in Xarax yet :wink:

Phil
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Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: anyone tested Oracal 851 yet?

Replies: 3

Views: 1683

they said cos its new they aint got much. Just checked previous posts and it was launched in the UK at the beginning of March ( having been previously available in the US) so it's been here for 4 months and they still haven't got stock! (:) If they ain't got it they ain't gonna sell it and Spandex ...

Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMasterPro help wanted please

Replies: 8

Views: 2124

Hi Kevin and welcome. You can import your digital camera image using the template function which will load the picture as a background image over which you can then set out your design. There is an on-line help system which deals with this. in the latest version it is Chapter 12. Basically, open the...

Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: anyone tested Oracal 851 yet?

Replies: 3

Views: 1683

I did get a price on it when it was first announced and I believe it was about twice the price of 751. Europoint were waiting for stock at the time and I had hoped to see samples on offer at the show in May, but was disappointed. I really thought they would have promoted it more and would also be in...

Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:19 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how good are graphtec plotters?

Replies: 7

Views: 3517

I agree with Steve, my machine has been very reliable - just needed something bigger - but mine is also several years old and I do believe they are not as robust now. However, it is the attitude of Roland that swings it for me.

I would go for Summa or Graphtec.

Phil
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Rc71

Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:28 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: how good are graphtec plotters?

Replies: 7

Views: 3517

Eddie, My original machine is a Roland and has given good reliable service over a long period. However, when I was in the market for something bigger I tried to speak to Roland on several occasions and their service and sales attitude absolutely stinks!l (:) (:) No way would I ever buy another Rolan...

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This Post is just Rubbish!

Replies: 15

Views: 3009

The first skip I ever hired arrived just as I was going home.


Came in the next morning to find it overflowing with other peoples stuff :( :( :(

Phil
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Gift Cards

Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:12 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: FIRST Polmeric system FOR SALE

Replies: 3

Views: 1112

Can you post a few more details?

How much?

Why is it for sale?

Who supplies the materials and at what price?


Cheers


Phil

Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:52 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone tell me where to get software demos please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3008

As Leeroy says, have a look at Future.

They do a fully featured demo disc for VinylMaster Pro.
Web address is http://www.future-1.com and you will probably get one from Graphityp in the UK.

Phil
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Vaporizer Wiki

Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: bernard o'donnel

Replies: 4

Views: 1495

Nice one Eddie,

What is the script font used?


Phil
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VAPORIZER GUIDE

Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CONTEST!

Replies: 28

Views: 4908

It was the only way I could be certain that you wouldn't win :lol: :lol: :lol:
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BMW 3 SERIES (E90)

Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CONTEST!

Replies: 28

Views: 4908

A spelling bee :wink:
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Volcano Vaporizer

Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do I post an attachment?

Replies: 3

Views: 824

Stuart, Have you not got any free web space with your ISP account? Most seem to offer it. If not, do a search on Google and I am sure you will find plenty of options. Then you can just upload your image to that server and post the URL for the rest of to look at. Phil ________ STEROID REHAB FORUMS

Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business Plan (now a swear word in my house)

Replies: 20

Views: 4438

No, you can register for VAT voluntarily on a small turnover and that is beneficial if you are working mainly for other VAT registered businesses as the VAT you add to their invoices will not affect them (cos they claim it back) and yet on the other hand, you can claim back the VAT on your outgoings...

Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business Plan (now a swear word in my house)

Replies: 20

Views: 4438

Having replied to your PM, I have now seen your post :roll: I have to say Phill has suggested some rather dubious ideas - no offence Phill - but: A secondhand PC60/600? - Loads of bad press on these wherever you look. Hardly the thing to buy. Industrial unit? - Signing up for a lease with rent, rate...

Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Graphic Designers

Replies: 22

Views: 4784

Brian,

How did you do that then? Just out of interest for the rest of us. :D

I can open that file in Illustrator 10 but not in Corel 11 which I happen to know that Stuart has :wink:

I have therefore re-saved it in a version he will be able to open


Phil
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IPAD GUIDES

Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:59 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Graphic Designers

Replies: 22

Views: 4784

Same here Stuart,

have tried in Illustrator 10 with lots of variations, Corel 11, Freehand MX and Xarax.

none of them want to play. :cry:

Phil
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Subaru R1E Specifications

Fri May 30, 2003 1:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign shop van - new or used

Replies: 17

Views: 3376

The one it can afford. As long it's smart and clean I don't think it matters particularly, about it's age. You are not going to attract twice the number of customers by spending twice the amount of money - in fact, it may have the reverse effect. Some might think you are charging too much if they se...

Fri May 30, 2003 1:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: ambulance

Replies: 10

Views: 2031

Welcome to the boards Mark. :D

just being nosey - what sort of vinyls did you use?

Phil
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Arizona marijuana dispensaries

Wed May 28, 2003 7:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

I didn't know about the show at Sandown but it seems to me that there is an opportunity for someone to arrange something similar. A small show at a less high profile (i.e. cheaper) centrally located venue, aimed at the smaller business. If those taking part put some real thought into their stands I ...

Wed May 28, 2003 7:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Disability Act - Signage in Braille

Replies: 14

Views: 3037

I was going to say "Leave the bubbles in" but I'd probably better not.
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Phil
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Tue May 27, 2003 6:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

Brian said: maybe there were lots of digital printers because half on the hall was the digital print show It was just as bad the year before though when it wasn't the digital print show. I think they just tagged something on the name to try and make it sound more appealing. I take your points about ...

Tue May 27, 2003 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

Welcome to the boards Alastair. Last year Xpress were pushing their new top of the range solution - the Roland CJ500. Only a few months later they had discontinued it - dropped like a stone. I often wondered how many people had invested in it after seeing it at the show and what problems they had ru...

Tue May 27, 2003 7:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Nul Points

Replies: 9

Views: 1605

Not only on Eurovision and a daily radio program but he is now just starting a new daily TV show as well. :-?

As a sign of his advancing years though, he is now also advertising stairlifts for the elderly. :lol:

Phil
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California Medical Marijuana

Mon May 26, 2003 3:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Nul Points

Replies: 9

Views: 1605

Thats interesting Henry because when ITV became available on digital it often jammed (and still does) when selected and I have to flick up and down between channels to make it work. This has only ever happened with ITV and ITV2 - until last week when it suddenly started happening with the BBC channe...

Mon May 26, 2003 6:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Toolbox.....how bigs yours!?

Replies: 11

Views: 2762

No not dumb at all Leeroy!

We have loads of them. Very useful for "occasional" items.

Phil
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California medical marijuana dispensary

Sun May 25, 2003 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

Mike, You couldn't talk to Roland? That made me smile! :D You must be in walking distance of their Headquarters but I know exactly what you mean. I tried loads of times to get someone at HQ to talk to me, all efforts completely ignored :-? . Makes you wonder how they stay in business. Phil ________ ...

Sun May 25, 2003 6:03 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Apple mac driver for PC60

Replies: 6

Views: 2608

If not Gav, have alook here:

http://www.ssksupport.com/Rol-PC60.asp#Manuals

Drivers and a lot more for the PC60.


Phil
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IFA FORUM

Sun May 25, 2003 8:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

Quite right Bob, We need a range of products which we can buy small samples of, to take away and try, to see if they are the sort of things we could justifiably order in larger quantities. I wouldn't mind buying the odd metre of several different kinds of speciality vinyls, for example, to experimen...

Sun May 25, 2003 7:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The search for unbiased information!

Replies: 19

Views: 4461

Sorry, to me that just reads as yet another post plugging the Edge from someone who sells them, but doesn't quite make that clear to anyone who might be looking for an unbiased opinion and may confuse your post with that of a normal user.

Phil
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CROWN VICTORIA

Sun May 25, 2003 7:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

Fair enough, But maybe 4 was not enough. I don't recall seeing the Orafol carrier bags being carried around and I didn't get the impression of there being much to see on the stand. I know it's always difficult to give attention to all potential customers in such a busy environment but a little more ...

Sat May 24, 2003 10:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6701

A lot less than impressed here I'm afraid. :cry: For an industry that is largely aimed at business promotion, it is amazingly inept at promoting itself. I wandered around with Sparky and Steve Broughton and hardly knew whether to laugh or cry as stand after stand failed to answer basic questions and...

Fri May 23, 2003 1:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Drumnadrochit

Replies: 10

Views: 2191

Rab,

No doubt about it. :cool:

The extra forums are worth it in themselves and you will save many times your investment in material savings.

Phil
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ASATRU (NORSE PAGANISM) DICUSSION

Fri May 23, 2003 9:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Kupa Kupa

Replies: 17

Views: 3972

Cheers Steve,

Will give them a call.

Don't think I've heard of Jacksons in these parts.

Phil
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Fri May 23, 2003 9:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Drumnadrochit

Replies: 10

Views: 2191

Hi Rab,

Welcome!

How much are you asking for the Roland?

BTW, I'm sure all of us in Wales will agree that you have very odd place names up there! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Sativa strains

Fri May 23, 2003 9:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The search for unbiased information!

Replies: 19

Views: 4461

I'll echo the Corel suggestion. Slightly outdated versions are available here for the equivalent of about $75 and I would think you would be able to find something at least as cheap in your neck of the woods. Roland supply drivers which allow cutting direct from Corel free of charge and I think poss...

Fri May 23, 2003 9:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Kupa Kupa

Replies: 17

Views: 3972

Steve,

Is there a national UK stockist of exterior mdf?

have tried a few places and either got blank looks or "nah mate, no such thing" :roll:

Phil
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Thu May 22, 2003 10:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello to all

Replies: 9

Views: 2013

Welcome Ian.

Money well spent, not even spent really 'cos you'll get more than that back with the vinyl prices :D .

And you didn't miss much at Brum really :(

Phil
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CHEVROLET ASTRO

Thu May 22, 2003 10:33 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Martin, I use VMP in all my jobs but often not for the entire job :-? . It may just be my chaotic way of working but I prefer to do different things in different programs. I usually do my original work in Xarax and then export to VMP where I sort out welding and layers etc. I think Corel has the eas...

Thu May 22, 2003 10:10 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Tony, Thanks for your reply. The prints are always truncated by the same amount, just a few mm, regardless of the size of the print. The ink carriage stops whilst printing and does not return to its "station" and the machine stays online rather than returning to a ready status. It's as tho...

Tue May 20, 2003 1:07 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Hmm,

Six minutes to get a response direct from the Company :cool:

There's a challenge for Cadlink et al :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Growing Marijuana

Tue May 20, 2003 12:42 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Hi Shaun,

It's the the Graphtec Signjet Pro JX2150

I've sent you a pm

Phil
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Medical marijuana

Tue May 20, 2003 9:24 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Wheelcover graphics: john maplethorpe

Replies: 19

Views: 5530

Ramjam,

I tend to use the circle tool in Corel, which I find much more adaptable, and then convert to curves and export to VMP. That stops the fonts getting messed up :wink:

Also corel is very quick for aligning , kerning, offsets etc.

Phil
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BABIMAC

Tue May 20, 2003 7:52 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: quibell fabrications

Replies: 8

Views: 4488

Very effective Paul. :cool:

What sort of digital machine was used?


Phil
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Marijuana vaporizer

Mon May 19, 2003 3:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you do artworks before OR after taking deposits?

Replies: 31

Views: 6469

Always a tricky subject - the balance of risk between you losing the customer or the customer ripping off your design and touting it around for the best price. However, when you say he wants you to do complicated artwork, has he given you a design of his own for you to lay out? Or are you doing orig...

Mon May 19, 2003 2:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Wheelcover graphics: john maplethorpe

Replies: 19

Views: 5530

Actually, although Steve mentioned a price of around ?30, that was probably including VAT & delivery etc. The last one I received a couple of weeks back cost ?18 + VAT and delivery - around ?27 all in. Interestingly, that was a glossy one and I have just checked their website and they seem to ha...

Mon May 19, 2003 2:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: how safe are you?

Replies: 11

Views: 3505

I've been using MailWasher for a while. Not sure how effective it is because I still get an awful lot of spam and much of it comes from fake e-mail addresses which cannot receive bounced mail. Can't do any harm though. :D I'm still getting spam for cheap booze and viagra so I'm off to make myself a ...

Fri May 16, 2003 9:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello (Yes Im New)

Replies: 8

Views: 1927

Hello Rhys,

Welcome to yet another from the region.

We'll soon have more signmakers than signs! :lol:

Phil
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Land Rover 1/2 Ton Lightweight Specifications

Fri May 16, 2003 9:50 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone advise on signlab or another package?

Replies: 21

Views: 6233

Hi Danny, In what ways do you find it limiting? Are there specific tasks you cannot do? A couple of cheap (i.e. free :lol: ) ways to have a look at some alternatives: http://www.signgo.co.uk - download a fully working 30 day trial of either of their 2 versions of Signgo software. or: http://www.futu...

Wed May 14, 2003 10:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pastures new

Replies: 9

Views: 1891

Let me the first to say "Welcome"! :D Many people here do all sorts of small promotional items and you are sure to find help with your queries. If you can make it, a visit to the Sign Show at the NEC next week might prove beneficial as there will be many exhibitors pushing promo items such...

Wed May 14, 2003 1:36 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Dark red Vinyl needed

Replies: 10

Views: 2157

Why would anyone ask for colour advice from someone wearing that shirt? :lol:

Wed May 14, 2003 10:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font i.d software

Replies: 6

Views: 1540

An under used source of font id are the internet newsgroups . I often post a small gif or jpg image to alt.binaries.fonts with the heading "Font ID Req" and have rarely been let down. There are some real font experts (anoraks :lol: ) on this group who can usually identify a font sample ver...

Tue May 13, 2003 6:06 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

No problem Ruth ! :D I've got it mostly sorted but I think there is a problem with the driver I have. I can work around it but I have never been able to get an answer from Future. :cry: You are very welcome to visit but please feed Bridget before you come. :lol: :lol: :lol: Phil ________ Volcano vap...

Tue May 13, 2003 2:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Dunno Rob :-?

But if anyone here with VMP happens to be using their RIP software please stick your hand up (hot)

Would be useful to swap notes :o :o

Phil
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Drug Rehab Forum

Tue May 13, 2003 2:26 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

Vinyl Master Pro

Just decided to phone the UK office as I've had no response to a query from the Head Office in Oz ( who are usually very prompt) and, on checking the phone number, I see that UK dealings have been taken over by Graphityp.


Phil
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TEEN VIDEOS

Mon May 12, 2003 7:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Show

Replies: 12

Views: 2511

I'm going on the same day Bob

Get in touch if you want to save your fuel and parking pennies.

Phil
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EXTREME VAPORIZER

Thu May 08, 2003 7:19 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Nautilus

Replies: 4

Views: 1996

Thu May 01, 2003 10:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: NumberPlate Fonts (New and Continental)

Replies: 3

Views: 2089

The Uk one is called Charles Wright but you are not allowed to make them any more without a license which is subject to strict regulations. Illegal spacing is now a strict no-no .

Phil
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Zx14 vs hayabusa

Thu May 01, 2003 1:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: British incompetence.......

Replies: 9

Views: 1822

More of a danger to us as well Gray.

Not for the first time we were losing more people from friendly fire than from the enemy (:) (:) (:)

Phil
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Genetically modified food

Thu May 01, 2003 9:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: British incompetence.......

Replies: 9

Views: 1822

British incompetence.......

Have just seen on the news that a British suicide bomber is on the run from his intended target. (:) (:) (:)

:roll:

Phil
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DC MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Thu May 01, 2003 9:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Is Foamex my best choice??

Replies: 6

Views: 2028

Paddy, It's probably worth getting a few sample pieces of Alucolour and/or it's competitors so that you can show potential customers the quality of the product and, hopefully, talk them into a better product. I know you can certainly get Reynobond swatches FOC from Amari. Phil ________ 1000

Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Heat Gun???

Replies: 12

Views: 2528

Have a look at a cheap heat gun from Argos - only about ?8 :D :D

Phil
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Host and design

Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:22 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: the anchor inn

Replies: 15

Views: 6152

Thats brilliant Steve.

You seem to have cornered the market in pubs :lol:

Can you give a bit more detail on the anchor?

What sort of material and how did you cut it?

It's nice to see something a bit different :cool:


Phil
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Oregon medical marijuana

Thu Apr 17, 2003 9:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Shots Please!

Replies: 263

Views: 50980

Hey Rob,

I know the Welsh are beginning to outnumber you Scots here but theres no need to put Swansea in England (:) (:)

:D
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HONDA I-SHIFT SPECIFICATIONS

Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gloss finish acrylic

Replies: 9

Views: 1877

Stuart wrote:
It is going to be in full sunshine for all day every day and the heat and sun worry me a bit


Which part of Scotland would that be Stuart? :D :D :D

Phil
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OG KUSH SEEDS

Sun Apr 06, 2003 6:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Please........

Replies: 10

Views: 2140

Hello Gray! You've changed your pic again! Now you look like the Lord of the Manor :D Half the problem is that the banner will have quite a hard life , continually being put up/taken down and rolled up. Hence the query on using anything other than pukka banner vinyl. Speak soon, Phil ________ Growin...

Sat Apr 05, 2003 2:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Please........

Replies: 10

Views: 2140

Bob,

No-one around here has money to throw at it.

If they have they must be throwing it towards Caerphilly - not me!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Arizona Dispensary

Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Method statements? Help!

Replies: 7

Views: 1898

This reminds me of a firm that we did some work for. Did a small job for them to get them out of a hole and we were excited at the prospect of lots of work from this very professional looking outfit. Was soon disappointed as they wasted loads of time getting quotes for various "what if's?"...

Sat Apr 05, 2003 8:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Please........

Replies: 10

Views: 2140

Thanks for all your replies :D

Never thought of a light box Terry but unfortunately the Customer won't go for it anyway :cry: . Looks like flourescent will win the day.

Phil
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HOTELS IN MEXICO

Fri Apr 04, 2003 9:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Please........

Replies: 10

Views: 2140

Advice Please........

I have been asked to do a banner for a mobile disco, to fit along the front of the desk, and they have asked for lettering which shows up in the dark. What would you do in this case? My initial reaction is to persuade them to have a foamex board instead, allowing use of a greater range of materials....

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:52 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro users

Replies: 8

Views: 2886

Vinyl Master Pro users

Don't know if anyone else here is using VMP with Windows XP but if so you may find that your software no longer works! This is due to the move to British Summer Time :roll:! For some reason the software loses it's registration and you need to re-register on the Future web site. This caught me out ju...

Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Summa DC3

Replies: 7

Views: 7668

Phil, Couple of drawbacks as I understand it: Can only use 36" wide material - does not take smaller so consider that for wastage etc Production cost was given at just over ?19 per sq m when I was studying the market. This would leave you uncompetitive against anyone using a good inkjet and wou...

Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Huge potential, but partner is not wanting to budge!!:(

Replies: 15

Views: 3990

I need all the input i can get from you overseas guys


We are not overseas......


You are :roll:
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Mercedes-benz vario specifications

Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSB Online Shop NOW OPEN!

Replies: 11

Views: 2452

Looking good Robert,

Pleased to see some wide stuff available as I can now use 1524mm :cool:

one small thing - the "Back to Shop" link doesn't seem to be working from the suppliers pages.

Looking forward to seeing how things develop (<(

Phil
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Alaska dispensaries

Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:12 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Fonts Going Cheap

Replies: 4

Views: 1541

Thats a good price but the RRP is abit misleading as they have long been available from other sources such as graphitype for around ?27

Phil
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Female advice forum

Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: DUCATI

Replies: 5

Views: 1508

(?) (?) (?)

The logos on logo.nino are already vectors

Phil
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Anime hardcore

Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Are we in the wrong job....

Replies: 10

Views: 2434

No time to watch that.

I'm currently watching Shed Heads on UK Home & Leisure to see if I can spot Mike. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phil
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Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:37 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Any one else got a problem with BT broadband?

Replies: 22

Views: 9345

Bob, What do you get in the way of newsgroup access? It's something I use quite a lot on my poor old 56k connection but I don't see any mention of it with the "packages" I have looked at. They only seem to mention the number of mail addresses you get. Nice to know us poor Rhondda people ar...

Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:17 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Any one else got a problem with BT broadband?

Replies: 22

Views: 9345

Bt have now made free connection a permanent offer
They are doing a modem for ?50 (instead of ?85) if you sign up by the end of March
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Ford Escape Picture

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:21 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Any one else got a problem with BT broadband?

Replies: 22

Views: 9345

Bt do seem to be getting their act together at last and anyone who hasn't checked availability for a while might find it worth checking again. Several exchanges seem to be in the pipeline for the next couple of months. My exchange is enabled in May so I am looking for a decent package - would be int...

Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi & Hello

Replies: 9

Views: 2058

Welcome from just up the road at Junction 34! :D

Phil
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Xm falcon

Mon Mar 17, 2003 6:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: Furniture Medic

Replies: 10

Views: 3028

Welcome from another "Local" :)

Only about 20 minutes away from you so feel free to ask if you need anything.

Phil
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Nevada medical marijuana dispensary

Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK Anyone?

Replies: 25

Views: 5812

It's May 20 -22 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, right next to Birmingham International Airport.

All the details are available from http://www.signuk.com

Phil
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Morphine Rehab Advice

Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:40 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Just got an Epson 9000 - Any tips?

Replies: 2

Views: 1535

Agree with Brian. Hexis list pigment inks at ?58.08 per 220ml cartridge for the Epson 9000 range. I'm sure there are other suppliers too. Web site at http://www.hexis.co.uk Not that much more expensive than the dye inks so should be worth paying the extra for. Phil ________ Buy extreme q

Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Carrots

Replies: 7

Views: 1719

My gut reaction would have been just the same and I would have tried to get faxed details "so that I could come better prepared to discuss their requirements". The guy probably was a timewaster but you can never tell......... Quite a while back I had a phone call out of the blue from a fir...

Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK Anyone?

Replies: 25

Views: 5812

Just as a matter of interest on the first point regarding discounts ........ Although Graphtec are selling direct now, you will almost certainly find a better deal from one of their distributors as they do not wish to upset the dealer network they still have by offering low prices themselves. They a...

Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cox Plastics 0 - Amari Plastics 1

Replies: 18

Views: 5969

I buy just occasionally from Amari because they are a short drive away in an emergency. Service is friendly, though they don't carry much stock of vinyl at our branch anyway. I have always thought their prices varied according to who serves you as I never seem to get the same price twice - but I pay...

Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: EURO POINT ORDER

Replies: 11

Views: 2539

When I worked for the army there was a big sign in the engineers workshop next door, its called the P Rule Proper Planning & Preparation Prevent P*ss Poor Performance Is that the same army that ran out of toilet rolls in the Gulf before the wars even started? http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/e/ga...

Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7981

Thanks for that! http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/w/thumbs.gif Had a look at their website http://www.promota.co.uk which has a link to the show site but also has lots of links to promotional items etc. Might be worth others having a look http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/b/glassesup.gif Phil ________ Th...

Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Number Plates: Show plates

Replies: 44

Views: 9879

Steve,

For the font have a look at
http://www.charles-wright.com/more.html

May start you in the right direction.

Phil
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Free gift card

Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7981

Not as much there as I had hoped http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/q/rotz.gif and hardly anything on the screen printing front which is where I had wanted to learn more. Not very busy either, but a couple of freebies :lol: and a nice sunny day with almost no traffic from my direction, so a nice lazy da...

Mon Feb 17, 2003 5:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7981

Just arranged to go tomorrow (Tuesday).

If anyone wants to say hello my mobile is in my profile.

PhilImage
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Amateur tube

Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:14 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Connecting laptop to cutter

Replies: 5

Views: 2296

You might well have an infra-red connection from the laptop but I have not seen a plotter which has one.

Cable is going to be the easiest and cheapest way
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CODEINE REHAB DICUSSION

Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:43 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Connecting laptop to cutter

Replies: 5

Views: 2296

I have a parellel to USB cable which works perfectly and was purchased from Staples

Phil

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Honda Nsr Series History

Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Printwear & Promotion 2003

Replies: 35

Views: 7981

I saw this post shortly before going off on holiday and registered on the site. I was surprised, on returning, not to have received any info by snail mail or e-mail so I just wondered if anyone else had received anything. The organisers site is not the best I have seen for info - presumably you can ...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Car top signs

Replies: 4

Views: 1687

Try Redite Ltd, 5 Stonelea Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9JY
Tel 01442 253584

They will send you a catalogue andtrade price list for motor trade related gear.

Phil
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Jody Scheckter

Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge for................?

Replies: 13

Views: 2614

No, I think you are absolutely right Peter but you are in a more (the most) affluent part of the country. I've gone with around the average quoted which was accepted. I could possibly have got more but most of the punters in this area are getting quoted silly prices which makes work harder to get, a...

Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge for................?

Replies: 13

Views: 2614

Thanks for all your helpful replies My initial thought was around ?8 which, considering some of the cut throat prices around here, makes me not to far short of your estimates, apart from Mike of course who has done his in 927 cut pieces on 7 layers :lol: :lol: :lol: Actually I like Mike's price best...

Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge for................?

Replies: 13

Views: 2614

How much would you charge for................?

........... 3mm foamex board A4 size with 2 or 3 lines of plain text. (?) A small batch of around 20 but all different. I usually tend to find my prices are lower than many of you charge because of some very keen prices in this area, but when I ran this past Sparky earlier his prices were cheaper th...

Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing on Clear

Replies: 16

Views: 6098

Gav,

Can you give a bit more detail please?

Do you coat before you weed out the borders?

Or do you weed before the ink dries?

What brand of ink do you use?

Might save me a bit of time in experiments :roll:

Cheers,

Phil
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Genetically modified food

Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing on Clear

Replies: 16

Views: 6098

What machine are you using as a printer? (?)
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IPAD GUIDE

Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: font help

Replies: 2

Views: 925

Have a look at http://www.signdna.com and http://www.letterheadfonts.com

These may have the sort of thing you are after.

Phil
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Zx14 vs hayabusa

Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: fish n chips

Replies: 16

Views: 5422

I was gonna reply John, but I was just lost for words staring at the fine head of hair in his picture :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW Nice job Eddie! :cool:
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Lolol

Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing work - and the damned cheap sign merchants!!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 4055

a satisfied customer he'll tell two or three other people about the standard of work you do

And he'll also tell the price you charged - so if you do one cheap you end up doing them all cheap.
No point in being busy if you don't make any money.

Phil
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Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much for this one

Replies: 8

Views: 2132

?230 assuming it's fairly local and not too time consuming on design - and bearing in mind you, like me, are not in the best area for rates :roll:
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Hair Problems Advice

Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:44 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted - Floor stand for Graphtec plotter

Replies: 5

Views: 2174

Is there no end to Steve's talents............ :lol: :lol: :lol: If you have the same level of woodworking talents as myself and do want to buy one Gav, try Graphtec direct on 01978 666700 (nice friendly people) or call Alan Flynn on 01992 630318 who is a Graphtec dealer and seems to be able to give...

Sun Jan 12, 2003 9:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Corel Plug in..

Replies: 7

Views: 2250

Have a look at http://www.graphteccorp.com/support/software/cuttingplotters.htm You may be able to download a free windows driver which would allow you to cut directly from any vector program. I haven't tried this personally, but I do know you can do the same thing with Roland machines and I know th...

Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Size Matters

Replies: 5

Views: 1646

Just checked the book..........

They actually do up to 6m lengths as "standard" and up to 8m as special orders.

Max width seems to be 2m though
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TRAVEL INSURANCE ADVICE

Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Size Matters

Replies: 5

Views: 1646

Reynobond is available as a stock size of 3050mmx2000mm in 3 and 4mm thicknesses.

Get mine from Amari Plastics

Dunno if they have a branch near you (?)
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FORD EXCURSION

Fri Jan 10, 2003 11:32 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: pak butchers

Replies: 6

Views: 1938

Joe, I'd be interested to know the quality of the photo used. Did you take it or did the customer supply it. Was it a digital photo or scanned from a print? Any details would be interesting. Phil PS: I think you still owe me a pint next tiome I'm over the bridge :wink: ________ CANCER - CERVICAL / O...

Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:06 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMasterPro Service

Replies: 1

Views: 920

VinylMasterPro Service

Due to a new machine arriving straight after the Christmas break, I needed to get some RIP software sorted out. Circumstances dictated that I had to mail the Future head office in Australia which I did on Christmas Eve, not expecting to hear back until well after Christmas. Imagine my surprise when ...

Wed Dec 11, 2002 3:09 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Casmate Pro/Windows xp

Replies: 14

Views: 12534

I'm sure you'll get a better reply from someone else Phill, 'cos I know nothing about this program! Anyway, one thing you could try: Right click on the program icon and choose "Properties" Choose right hand tab "Compatibility" Tick box for "Compatibility Mode" Select Wi...

Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A BIG HELLOOO FROM WALES

Replies: 14

Views: 3133

Welcome Bob,

From about 5 miles away!

The Internet - bringing the world closer!

Phil
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HONDA CRF450R

Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Suumachrome DC3

Replies: 23

Views: 7285

Being interested in purchasing digital myself, I checked with Summa who confirmed 10cm printing width for the ribbons.
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Free Themes

Tue Dec 03, 2002 10:11 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Suumachrome DC3

Replies: 23

Views: 7285

Summa DC

I've just looked at the US website and they claim 369 sq ft coverage per ribbon. That works out at around 34 sq metres I think (without finding my conversion charts). 4 ribbons @ ?88 = ?352 for 34 sq mt coverage - so just over ?10 psm Add premium vinyl at their cost of ?475 per roll of 150ft length ...

Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:24 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Does anyone know the pro's and con's between the two?

Replies: 7

Views: 2627

Don't know anything about EasySign I'm afraid, but I do have VMP, which is basically very "Corel-like". Lots of features and being a dedicated sign program is therefore much easier to use for effects etc. than Corel on it's own. Having said that, I still use Corel (& Xarax) to do much ...

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:58 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clip Art

Replies: 6

Views: 1976

Clip Art

I have Art Explosion, amongst others, and found it pretty good value. The 600,000 version can be bought at PC World or Staples for ?29.99 and if you check the boxes, you'll find that many have a bonus DVD included. The advantage of that is that it duplicates the entire content of all the cd's in the...

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