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Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming problem - tiny air bubbles?

Replies: 21

Views: 5967

Hi Chris, sounds like the mix has gas in it, nitrogen I think. Before you use the stuff again stand the cartridges upright for as lond as possible, better still store them this way. When you fit ther tube point the nozzle skywards and cant it over to the right so that one of the tubes is more toward...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:21 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser Marking Products, Advice needed.

Replies: 20

Views: 8764

Vitor, did you ever find out what the actual problem was with your 1st laser? Interested for the future.

Mark. :D

Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:18 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser Marking Products, Advice needed.

Replies: 20

Views: 8764

Hi Vitor, I dilute to double the original amount before painting on the metal. This helps any brush marks disappear. If you wanted to save whatever is not used in the engraving then why not wash off with meths into a seperate container and leave the pot open. The meths will dry up and you will have ...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:03 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Can you array an object in Corel like you can in Signlab?

Replies: 21

Views: 6385

Hi Marcella, to lay out a grid of the oblects you want. 1. select the oblect. 2.at the top of the screen in the tool bar is the ARRANGE button, Click this and move you cursor down 1 place to the TRANSFORMATIONS button. Hover over this until the positions button appears, click it. 3.A new side window...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm a thief apparently :(

Replies: 24

Views: 1969

Bank the cheque and forget about it. If the guy needed 50,000 last time why didn't he see the demand in advance and re order sooner? What did the fella who let your customer quote? Can't have been on the same 50,000 scale can he?

Some mothers do av em! :lol1:

Mark. :D

Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bird Flu reaches Paris

Replies: 52

Views: 4204

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Rip Advice Please

Replies: 10

Views: 2085

I use 7.1 for print requirements most of the time. Not had any bad experiences so far and in all I would say that it is far easier to use than the colorip that I have used a little. The other side of this arguement is that not having used the colorip much I'm no expert to place a positive ay or nay....

Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: why

Replies: 8

Views: 1654

By the way, very dapper Marek. :D

Mark. :D

Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:12 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: why

Replies: 8

Views: 1654

I see, I see, I see. It's late, the wine is pumping, the senses blurring, soon it'll be time for bed! :D
Mark. :D

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:57 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: why

Replies: 8

Views: 1654

why

Why when I have sent 3 posts to one question does it ay that I have sent 179 posts total. The first one says 179 and the third one says the same(179) Strange.

Cheers, mark. :o

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:54 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Laser Marking Products, Advice needed.

Replies: 20

Views: 8764

Hi Vitor, have a look at http://www.identify.co.uk the have a paste which I have used and works, it's not cheap but it's good and goes a long way when used properly. Appararently works on brass etc. but I would have thought it best for steels. Also you can see this on http://www.epiloglaser.com with...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:41 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Versacamm won't sense crop mark - SUGGESTIONS?

Replies: 29

Views: 13209

Further to this thread, I bought mine 2nd hand from someone who told me porkies all the way, it's been a severe learning curve, presumably ( I thought) I would have had better backup buying new. Did no one give that support?

Mark. :o

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:37 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Versacamm won't sense crop mark - SUGGESTIONS?

Replies: 29

Views: 13209

H Mike, align the dot over the grey cutting strip, never mind the blade or anything else, its the dot, only the dot, only the dot, only the dot, then press the base button! if you don't press this forget it!

(mod-edit) for a chat if you want, should work a treat.

Cheers, Mark. :D

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:32 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Versacamm won't sense crop mark - SUGGESTIONS?

Replies: 29

Views: 13209

Hi Doyle, Sorry if this sounds negative but have you set a cut path and have you told the machine to process the cut path? I use signlab most of the time but have used the rip (colour rip ) that came with the machine a little. In signlab( if any use to you) reload after lamination, the machine will ...

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:38 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone help please cannot get cadet to cut?

Replies: 23

Views: 8236

It works as the versacamm then?! It's truly amazing that such a small detail can stop all the work flow from a sign shop, just so many things to think about that it's even more amazing we ever achieve anything!

Glad you sorted it in the end Nik,
Cheers, Mark . :D

Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A-boards: Fishing Tackle Shop

Replies: 13

Views: 1537

Hi Hugh, the other comments have been constructive and are very probably correct, but I think youv'e done a fine job as it is. We all have our points of view, mine for what it's worth is that it's good work and the next one as Andy said will be even better. Well done mate, especially on the sales fr...

Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:49 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VersaCamm printing - cmyk rgb?

Replies: 8

Views: 2883

H all, on this subject, just trying to print some labels at the moment but can't get the blue to match a sample of vinyl. Will get there in the end but has anyone any tips for doing this with a corel file and using the my eyes and not some fancy spectro - wassit thingy mackall it? :o

Cheers, mark.

Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:39 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can someone help please have a few software problems?

Replies: 17

Views: 4322

Dave, that sounds like a very employee sort of answer! maybe the lady has work to be done!

Cheers, Mark. :D

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:31 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: What's the retail?

Replies: 12

Views: 1299

Thanks guys, a real answer to the question. I know for short runs that screen costs and the like make it un economical for other methods and just wanted to know how others worked out a price.
Cheers, Mark.

Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:00 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: What's the retail?

Replies: 12

Views: 1299

Fair comment Peter, I have priced the work for the versacamm and keeping control of the job in-house.
Cheers, Mark. :D

Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: What's the retail?

Replies: 12

Views: 1299

Hi all, don't know why you cant' answer this one Dave it's no different than someone asking the price of signing a van, and no its not advertising, I'm asking what the retail price would be should you get approached by a member of the public to supply some labels. Cant see how hand cutting 1000 x 3 ...

Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:40 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Problems with my laser engraver.

Replies: 19

Views: 7602

Hi both of you, I run an epilog laser which has been brilliant since I got it. Has limitations as do all types of machinery in all types of industry but I get very fast and superb results from the machine. I have to as I can get so many orders for stuff that 'has to be ready asap' as usual the custo...

Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:39 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: What's the retail?

Replies: 12

Views: 1299

Thanks for the reply Kev, my sort of prices also. Out of interest what width of printer do you have? The issue is do you add more because of the time involved plotting all the labels? time is money as they say, for a single print 1metre long without all the plotting time the cost would be the amount...

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:29 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: What's the retail?

Replies: 12

Views: 1299

What's the retail?

Hi all, just to see what prices you would charge for stickers here, is the scenario. 1000 stickers 17mm x 200mm laminated 1000 stickers same as above 1000 reverse printed stickers on clear and white back laminated - hassle Artwork is ready done and to a very good standard (I designed a logo in photo...

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:07 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Problems with my laser engraver.

Replies: 19

Views: 7602

Hi Vitor and Russell, glad to hear you got a result Vitor, out of interest what sort of engraver do you have Russell?

Cheers Mark.

Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:34 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: is it possible to laser engrave lead crystal?

Replies: 5

Views: 2384

Hi Mark. as far as I know it is not a good way to go. The lead content can cause the glass to break and if not actualy breaking the glass can give some unpredicted results when lasered. Different glass has different lead content so while you may get away with some glass it will not be the same with ...

Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:09 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with drop shadow with a gap please?

Replies: 36

Views: 12917

I have to agree with you Phill about SL, corel is superb on screen and I use it for my laser engraving and cutting, but SL7.1 is great with the vinyl. The print and cut is very good too, the biggest complaint is the screen image which is lousy - as Andy says - blocky and all that. Maybe one day they...

Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A woman brought a very limp parrot...

Replies: 4

Views: 473

Just rite fir a Monday morning Shane good one!!!!!!

Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: large workbenches

Replies: 27

Views: 3057

The best method of cutting formica other than the jigsaw is to score it very deeply using a stanley blade or a purpose made formica scorer available at good timber yards. Then support the sheet along the scored line and snap it off (along the bench side is good) once this is done finish the edge wit...

Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming tips

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

Hi all, good ideas and advise here. I use versacamm prints unlaminated Andy. So far with no bad results, just let the ink fix overnight if possible. I get the idea of the shelves Rodney, just that after 20 years in the joinery trade I can knock up a cupboard fast enough anyway. Also can make it more...

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming tips

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

Hi Andy, I use bits of di bond, stack them atop each other with perspex off cuts and let them stand overnight. I am going to build a drier cabinet with a green house heater to warm them up. Will also help with keeping dust off - recommended.

mark :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what a week-month-year

Replies: 9

Views: 1037

Thanks Carrie and Rob, 21 years and I still do it (self employed that is(steadyyy))!

Just that sometimes you stand back a bit and wonder - how much - why?!!!! :D
Andy, are you trying to wind me up? sea, sand, beach - time off, relax- you sure? looks nice! not bitter though? :-?

Mark :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what a week-month-year

Replies: 9

Views: 1037

That pint still lokks good though, bitter? i gotta know man?

Mark. :o

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming tips

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

By the way that looks a very nice pint of bitter?

Mark. :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming tips

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

Great idea Andy, one word, brilliant

Mark. :D

Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what a week-month-year

Replies: 9

Views: 1037

what a week-month-year

How much, how much, how much patience can a person have. I can't believe I've been self employed for 21 years now and still get out of bed in a morning. I'm the mug who bought the versacamm from the t4ss2r on the boards who claimed it worked well, got it back to find it wouldn't print any colour exc...

Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: doming tips

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

doming tips

Hi all, been doing some doming recently and it's going ok! the biggest problem i find is holding the vinyl flat once it's been weeded. At the moment the best I can come with is taping the sheet to a board with the cut out vinyl still attached to the release paper. The problem is that the paper wants...

Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what way can i layout this 'a'board for it to be seen?

Replies: 21

Views: 3855

Looks good mate, I would keep the phone number. If you nip out for a bag of chips at dinner at least someone can leave a message on your phone! What point is a sign without a number in this day of mobiles? Many a time i've taken note of a number by typing it into the phone and calling later, it is'n...

Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3484

iya Kev, using metamark laminate. sometimes it works, others not, wrimkles and all that. more than that its hard to describe really - a bit hit and miss! has yours never screwed up a print?

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:32 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3484

Hi Rob, i got an emseal with the versacamm, not had much joy thus far though Cheers Mark.

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3484

Thanks for all your input people, ive had a terrible time with my laminator, sometimes it all works fine and others ( mainly with a large print thats cost a fortune) it wrinkles everything and just does my head in! :headbang2: I'm going to try using it with a carrier board lined with release paper a...

Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3484

cheers Jim, will ring them in the morning, anyone else used this stuff and any experience of the frog juice?
cheers Mark.

Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Replies: 13

Views: 3484

liquid laminate - recommendations please?

Hi all, can anyone recommend a liquid laminate and supplier, also what experiences have people had thus far. Asking because it will be easier and asve money compared to rolled alminate for short runs or small one off prints,

Cheers , Mark

Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:15 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm printouts

Replies: 8

Views: 2312

Thanks for all the replies folks. Plenty there for me to try this morning, will post later with results.
Cheers Mark :D

Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:04 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm printouts

Replies: 8

Views: 2312

Thanks Phil, I'm printing in bi directional but will try uni as the file doesn't take too long anyway, aswel as text I have some logos on the file but I may try and clean them up a little and then reprint, thanks for the reply.

Mark :D

Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:47 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm printouts

Replies: 8

Views: 2312

versacamm printouts

Hi all, have just printed out a sign for a customer which is basically a jpg. file. Everything is fine except for a banding of the main colour which is a very large area of dark green. I have had to drag the picture over a larger area of the sign then the file was originaly, but not by more than 10%...

Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: d** d** Frog

Replies: 36

Views: 2865

Thanks Nik, managed 82 metres or feet, whatever the units are. Feeling much better now, simple mind you see!

Mark :D

Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it just me....

Replies: 34

Views: 1967

With you all the way Shane just couldn't resist the chance to reminisce (?) about life in the great northern regions of England!

Cheers, Mark.

Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it just me....

Replies: 34

Views: 1967

It was you? thought I reckognised the dulcid tones of your voice, ever the tease eh? you'll get yours one day! :D
Mark

Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: When I was a kid....

Replies: 13

Views: 823

I can't agree more Shane. Used to walk round to my mates house, a farm, and watch his dad churning the butter by hand in a semi outside room, then we'd get bread with the just made sometime last week butter and sit outside in the cattle gathering area and eat it with a cup of still warm from the cow...

Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it just me....

Replies: 34

Views: 1967

At least it might have been clean water int south ot country, I'm still not sure abart torrent at swept arf mi famly away. It were grrim.
mark :(

Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it just me....

Replies: 34

Views: 1967

You were lucky, we didn't have a house, we lived in a gas meter. Someone used to poke fun at us lowering a coin through the hole in the roof and pulling it up again on string before we could reach it. That came to an end when my dad lost his job and we had to move into a couple of disused plastic po...

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: kc's express

Replies: 21

Views: 2951

Tidy looking job mate, get a photo into your album for future clients.
Mark :D

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:07 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can the filters in signlab be re-loaded?

Replies: 15

Views: 3078

B the way, did you have any thoughts with the font issue? Just hoping!

Mark :D

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:05 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can the filters in signlab be re-loaded?

Replies: 15

Views: 3078

Thanks Frank that seems to have sorted it. So many settings in there it's not true! Was having problems with eps from corel and opened in sign lab but looked at the header settings and things, seems to work well now.

Mark.

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:55 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can the filters in signlab be re-loaded?

Replies: 15

Views: 3078

Durr, so simple yet so testing for me anyway!!! :oops:
Thanks Dewi.
Mark

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can the filters in signlab be re-loaded?

Replies: 15

Views: 3078

I have the same problem as the rest of the guys on here, also when i export a file to a folder then import into corel 12 I see a grey square where the file should be with the title of the file as I saved it within the square, but no image. My software is only 2 months old (7.01) why isn't it a stand...

Tue May 24, 2005 9:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: engraving: macdonalds

Replies: 3

Views: 557

Bin doing them for 6 years now, should have the first batch done soon, don't worry Rob I'll never say anything to trash the rep of the boards :lol1:
Mark

Mon May 23, 2005 10:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My printer won't work and my mouse is stuck

Replies: 16

Views: 849

what type of cheese caught it then mark?
mark :-?

Mon May 23, 2005 10:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My printer won't work and my mouse is stuck

Replies: 16

Views: 849

And what did the bird say when she was released? :lol1:
mark

Mon May 23, 2005 10:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My printer won't work and my mouse is stuck

Replies: 16

Views: 849

I would definately say this is not pc, sorry a pc problem!
mark. :lol1:

Mon May 23, 2005 9:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: engraving: macdonalds

Replies: 3

Views: 557

engraving: macdonalds

Not quite so difficult this one! Some waste bin signs I did for mcdonalds'. Laser engraved and cut then infilled from the back with black enamel paint and with adhesive tape to apply to bin in a recessed board, some still have the protective cover on the front so don't look as sparkling as others.

Fri May 20, 2005 12:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is this vinyl laminator available in europe yet?

Replies: 32

Views: 8191

Shane, do you know who might be the agents in the uk? I wouldn't mind a look at one of these.
Mark

Fri May 20, 2005 12:44 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is this vinyl laminator available in europe yet?

Replies: 32

Views: 8191

goop, do I detect a little cynicism (however it's spelt), definitely be correct though, it's probably gonna cost 2.5k here if it 's like everything else.
mark

Thu May 19, 2005 5:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pavement signs a boards

Replies: 3

Views: 720

blasting solutions do a nice smallish a board for £36 + vat and del or 3 boards or more for £34 each + vat and del.
tel. 07770683679 and speak to graham, nice bloke just started out. fax number is 01257 450144, leave an enquiry for graham or bev.

Tue May 17, 2005 12:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Brushed ali

Replies: 8

Views: 1236

hi terry, i use this stuff all the time, ring identify engraving in bristol (01179530800) or suregrave in the north of england (01914174505) and ask for a sample or call me on 07786 368808 and i or they can send u a sample. great for the engraving and not too dear.

mark walker

Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Blackmail

Replies: 11

Views: 1348

Boab, I think it was just after Bannockburn (or how ever you spell it) and just before the man on the moon films in black and white on the tv I remember as a kid.
Mark :D

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a plonker

Replies: 29

Views: 2378

The old ones are the best, or the worst John :) Depends if it's lingerie or not!
Mark :wink:

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a plonker

Replies: 29

Views: 2378

Ok, my hands up. Went to France at the end of last year and the ferry back was at 8 in the morning about one and a half hours drive from where we were staying. It was on thew way back to our lodgins that I had the brainwave of filling up to save time in the morning. I stood there and brimmed it only...

Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: door signs

Replies: 4

Views: 651

I have gold with black core in stock ready to engrave either by laser or mechanical, how much of the stuff do you need or do you need it engraving also. Give me a pm if you need.

Mark :D

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: engraving: badges

Replies: 5

Views: 487

One waiting for collection Dewi, Just for you!

Mark :D :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: engraving: badges

Replies: 5

Views: 487

Exactly right Marek, they're for a product launch at Park Hall, I know all the characters but didn't have the photos in stock. Size is 2.9 inches by 4.5 Rob, and yes they're off the versa, I'm so tired I can't type!!

Mark :)

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:05 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: engraving: badges

Replies: 5

Views: 487

engraving: badges

Hi all, here's the latest, the jobs been delivered now so I can't show any other pics and I'm not that chuffed with this one but here it is. 44 badges various images, some taken by, me others not. Engraved (laser) onto plastic and printed image (versacamm) applied with pin backs. Complete pain in th...

Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:38 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Signlab 7 revision 1, will have to see what happens. :-?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27281

Thats not what you said in the van on the way to the NEC, I feel dirty now!
:oops:

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:38 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Cheers Dewi, I might be able to travel back in time using the buttons there, Einstein knew nothing (oogle)

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:35 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Apparantly it is transferable but only if all payment is as should be! It's beginning to become a pattern with me though, easy? no give it to me hard baby!!!
Mark :o

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:33 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Is my watch wrong or is the time of posting wrong on the boards. If my watch is wrong iv'e worked too hard today cause i'm k*****rd
Mark :D

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:26 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Sorry outline but when you buy a machine thats still within the warranty period it should work perfectly as described in the posts to find a buyer. If it isn't as described there should be some means to obtain a rectification. Read the posts, if those claims where made by tesco there would be a clai...

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:12 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: does anyone have a formula for pricing engraving?

Replies: 20

Views: 7327

Adrian, try Identify (0117 953 0800) for the mats and also for rowmark laminates. They have the complete range and are cheaper than suregrave and also do tactile sign supplies etc. Mike, I would be keen to get on with the job as well but make sure that what you produce is TOTALLY CORRECT or you migh...

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:35 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: can someone help with suppliers of engraving machine?

Replies: 7

Views: 2912

Hello all, I use signlab too for my engraving, have found it brilliant for control of the tool. I don't do 3d stuff so its all I need. I used it to control a shopbot machine I had a while back and produced letters full sheet width (1220mm) on some jobs in acrylic and mdf. the tile feature works a tr...

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27281

Anonanimity- annnomanity - annomaanonousness - drat I cant sneak away now!! :roll:


A new avatar for big g ? :punk: ?

Mark :D

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:07 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Hi all, just an update on the versacamm, it's working well now that Mark Elvidge from rowland came out and replaced one of the heads, the buffers and the ink pump. He did a wonderful job and spent time aligning everything as it should be. He reckons i have a good as new machine now but that the pump...

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27281

Blimey I got an avatar! thanks Rob! very kind of you to take the time.

Thanks, Mark. :D

Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: mugshots signuk2005

Replies: 36

Views: 2605

Nik, he actually behaved on the way back. was tempted to dump him out in the wilds but he bought supper and I was able to switch into driving/not listening gear. It was nice to meet though and am looking forward to next year.

mark :D

Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: mugshots signuk2005

Replies: 36

Views: 2605

Big G you should have been at the hotel and you would have seen lambi with a strawberry flavoured reef instead of the iron brew.
Mark.

Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27281

lee, ground hog day had nothing goin for it when you and Dewi had finished, nice to meet you though, see you next year.
Mark.

Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: mugshots signuk2005

Replies: 36

Views: 2605

Hi all, just got in from the unit and thought I'd catch up on the boards. It was very nice meeting people from the boards and Big G was nothing like Dewi had said! When are you fixing the flashing lashes Nik?

Cheers, Mark.

Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

Yes, I did see it turning out work and being laminated, no problems at the place I bought it from. Not sure if it was parked up though to stop the ink drying on the print heads. Will see tomorrow when the Rowland guy gets here. After reading the threads on the bloke who got the printer/ plotter a wh...

Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:05 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versacamm help & advice needed

Replies: 21

Views: 6807

versacamm help & advice needed

Can anyone help me please. I bought a second hand versacamm last week and carried it home in my van, unfortunately I hadn't had chance to read the part of the manual which syas drain down before moving the thing. There seems to be ink in all the cartridges but I can't get the magenta through the hea...

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:02 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Looking for advice on a laser engraver?

Replies: 5

Views: 3555

Hi Mark, from the list of things given that you want to do at the moment I would say that you don't need the 60w which would only give you an advantage of more speed when engraving and you could cut thicker materials faster. I would say that bed size is an issue however and to look at what you might...

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:32 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i fix dibond to wall without drilling holes?

Replies: 14

Views: 6923

dibond fixing

Hi Brian, maybe you could do the following, it can make the sign look a little more 3d as well as providing an fix. bond a batton on the bottom and top rear of the panel to be fixed with epoxy or impact adhesive. Measure the distance between the battons and fix 2 more to the wall at proposed positio...

Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Free Standing table figures

Replies: 3

Views: 708

Hi Jem, I have made similar for the local chamber of commerce meetings. Laser cut from acrylic and spray whatever colour.

Cheers, Mark.

:D

Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:45 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with a copy & paste problem please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1552

Left click and hold, move to new location and right click. Copy done in new location, works on mine, it's the same as older versions I think.

Mark. :D

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Boy oh boy im an idiot!

Replies: 30

Views: 3635

Thanks for that Robert. Time to switch off the pc and try to get my legs working again. Funny how it makes ones legs go all tingly looking at someone else's blood. Have a beer or two mate you deserve it. Industrial accident ?

Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

Replies: 28

Views: 11109

Nothing that i can add except, wwwwwooooooowwwww.

great stuff, ace, all that.

Mark. :bike;

Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:32 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how i can make bendy plates?

Replies: 8

Views: 3516

.5mm or 1mm pvc with printed vinyl applied or laser on .5mm rowmark plastic.

Sure cox plastics and other can help.
Hope I helped, Mark. :D

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle lettering-quality motor

Replies: 17

Views: 2287

What about doing some window graphics and or some magnetics, nice way out maybe ?
Mark. :D

Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Board Cutter supplier & advice

Replies: 19

Views: 3351

Hi Adrian, that sawtracks looks very good. Did you have one shipped from the states or is there a uk distributor ?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Engraving forum ?

Replies: 27

Views: 1890

I'm all for an engraving section on the boards, I have made a few posts of work done and also done some work for other members. Mechanical engraving and laser. It all helps, and to share info and resources would be a great bonus for anyone interested in adding the sale of engraved products to their ...

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:33 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: racing ferrari

Replies: 62

Views: 20978

Stop posing Dewi and keep your eyes on the scalpel !! :yikes:

Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:22 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: roland versacamm and laminator for sale

Replies: 15

Views: 1604

Hi Buffnut, yes the cheque is here waiting, will see you as arranged, cheers.

:D

Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:28 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: help please cutting small letters from cast acrylic?

Replies: 5

Views: 2321

Hi there, a lot can depend on the cut direction you choose when setting up your tool path. I find that a counter clockwise direction around the letter will suit some materials and clockwise around the letter will suit other materials. I can set this in engravelab don't know but would think it to be ...

Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Accurate straight edges

Replies: 16

Views: 2017

Hi Again, just went to axminster.co.uk the tool is a plasterer's feather edge. They dont have the longest ones on show but they do come in a very long length if required from other outlets. Mark. :D

Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Accurate straight edges

Replies: 16

Views: 2017

Hi John and all. Reading this I just thought about a plasterers derby. Its a straight edge tool for leveling off walls ready to skim over, also a tool is available for knocking plasterboards flat when dry lining. You should get these at axminster.co.uk or a good trade outlet near you. they are very ...

Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Joke 4 U

Replies: 4

Views: 396

WAR BETWEEN IRELAND AND FRANCE AVERTED Jacques Chirac, The French Prime Minister, was sitting in his office wondering what kind of mischief he could perpetrate against the United States when his telephone rang "Hallo, Mr. Chirac!", a heavily accented voice said. "This is Paddy down at the Harp Pub i...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Help needed sourcing masking tape suppliers, please?

Replies: 19

Views: 5941

I ran out of last week and bought some cheap stuff from the garage down the road, never again. Spent more time cleaning off torn tape and glue than it took to do the rest of the work today. Get good stuff.

Mark. :D

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: Sunny days

Replies: 43

Views: 11470

Dewi, thought you were squinting the other day when i came round, was sure if you'de trapped a nerve or something :wink: Thanks for the vinyls though, yorra gud un.

Mark. :wink:

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:48 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you fabricate the corners of dibond tray signs?

Replies: 19

Views: 7128

one for me too please, nothing beats instruction from the pro's !
Cheers, Mark.

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Telephone marketing, do you do it?

Replies: 6

Views: 1077

Hi Dan, been wondering the same sort of stuff lately, trying to get things moving a bit faster. I posted yesterday to ask for tips on pushing forwards "the best way" was my post. I have no shop front and do cold calling myself though unlike itkserv have found the process very slow and not very rewar...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:34 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: What is the ideal adhesive for bonding acrylic to acrylic?

Replies: 12

Views: 5272

Hi all, I used to use a single part glue many moons ago that was applied using a syringe (always got funny looks when I asked for a syringe at the chemist, a long explanation usualy followed :o ) for accuracy. Could it be the stuff you mention Adrian? Where do you get the fusion from or info on it p...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cordless drill - recommendations please

Replies: 16

Views: 1385

Dewi, less weetabix and spinage and you should get by allrite :wink:

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cordless drill - recommendations please

Replies: 16

Views: 1385

Dewi, forgot to mention. Do you choose a pozi bit for a pozi screw and a philips for a philips screw? there is a subtle difference for anyone who doesn't know. A pozi screw has the cross head with diagonal slots cut as well, only small but they line up with the extra points on the driver bit. Philip...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Cordless drill - recommendations please

Replies: 16

Views: 1385

Dewi, after 20 years as a joiner I would only buy the best I could afford. I have 2 dewalts and 2 makita's. never had a problem with either but think the makita is better built and the dewalt has more speed on the 3rd setting. I know ppl who bought from the back of a van, poor copies of the real thi...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TO HIGHVISMAN RE SMOKING

Replies: 20

Views: 1661

Some people are addicts, others not. I'm sure of that. A friend of mine just went cold turkey on new years day a year ago and that was that. I find it very difficult myself. Well done, strange topic for sign makers but worth the membership if only one person gives up. I hate the current theme of the...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Are you an alcoholic?

Replies: 27

Views: 1836

Whatever Dewi offers I'll pay more!!

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im going to be a DAD!!

Replies: 34

Views: 2340

Dave mate, don't dress it up, tell it as it is!! :wink:

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:40 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with design to go on sign tray please?

Replies: 23

Views: 3538

ha hah hah ahahahah aha a ha a hahahhahhahah! :wink:
the easiest thing I typed all week!!!!!!! ha aha ahha aha ah :D

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:32 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with design to go on sign tray please?

Replies: 23

Views: 3538

Between beers? Smart 4ss! :wink:

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TO HIGHVISMAN RE SMOKING

Replies: 20

Views: 1661

I'm flabberghasted, a non smoker 'coming out' and stating what everyone knows to be the truth, well done. On a note more akin to one of Dewi's threads, the government of the day should just ban the sale of all tobbaco and make it easier for all us coffin nail addicts!!!!! :D the fact is that too muc...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why is it?

Replies: 24

Views: 1960

Why's that :D

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TO HIGHVISMAN RE SMOKING

Replies: 20

Views: 1661

Spoken like a true non smoker ! I have given up for three months and then felt the urge. I went for hypnosis last year and did 1 month to the day and then could have murdered for a ciggy and bought some. The hypno bit is a great help, so are patches which I used for 3 days then went cold turkey and ...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sayin' G'day

Replies: 36

Views: 3920

Goin off on one again Dewi! :wink:

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im going to be a DAD!!

Replies: 34

Views: 2340

Well done mate, hope everything goes well.
Mark. :wink:

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: sea stradbroke

Replies: 18

Views: 2549

Very nice work Shane, take the money off him, it looks great. Sounds as if his wife/partner/know all friend should have been the one to sign the artwork and he couldn't stand up to some one else's opinion, if you get my meaning !?!?! :o .
Great work, Mark.

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:51 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted banner: the fpc

Replies: 8

Views: 3904

Sorry, when I read it on the main page it looked sarcastic :o
No way, its great work.soss.
mark :D

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:49 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted banner: the fpc

Replies: 8

Views: 3904

triffic

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:42 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 5325

just practising

Nice one big G, simple, readable and a lot more flair. not overstepping the mark just showing your trade skills. wanderer, you too can do this, feel the force, let it guide you my son! sorry mate but his is a fine example. you must take note of all the stuff around you and pick only the best to work...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:34 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 5325

just trying

hi wanderer and welcome from me. The text (pm. bit) is out of alignment on the Tuesday line, needs to move back a tad to be in line with other days. You have also left a text box just above the (from memory) second or third letter towards the bottom of the sign. It is very basic, which is ok if that...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:04 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Pacer or Axyz cnc router wanted

Replies: 24

Views: 2673

axyz

I have seen both the axyz and pacer machines and both are fantastic. I doubt that I could even see .015mm never mind think it was a bad tolerance over 1000mm, but thats my opinion take what you will from it. I have run and still do run a machine with stepper motors with no problems. Some of the moto...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back on line!!

Replies: 23

Views: 1959

good to be back

Carrie, would you be interested in teaching me? my kids are picking up more french than i am! Got further in 3 months tham I did throughout school, sad to say :oops: We've got to try though, all the euros make us look bad and we love going to France. Just been turned down on a french mortgage last n...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back on line!!

Replies: 23

Views: 1959

back on line

Sorry mate but that's not like "hammy the hamster" or something is it?! :o Sorry, showing my age now :oops: got hamsters on my mind at the moment :o

Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back on line!!

Replies: 23

Views: 1959

hoorah!

thought my membership had been kicked out or something! Carrie, I get house points for my home work, my son and daughter (Sam and Emma) are mostly bystanders. I get really fed up if I don't get a sticker :cry: I've only been a member here for a short while but today I learned more French than any ot...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:34 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5140

cutter wanted

I agree with both Dewi and Adrian on this matter. Iv'e read all the posts and Alan is getting a very public hiding without really being able to defend himself other than stating how the machine left him. If, Alan, you are going to pay for the repairman to visit you will have done more than most peop...

Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gabricated signage: bionic

Replies: 7

Views: 1099

nice work

Really does look 3d. nice one! :lol1:

Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: putney

Replies: 4

Views: 653

time gents

Very impressive, good work. Is it ok to wear in the bath :wink:

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bending acrylic.

Replies: 5

Views: 675

line bender

Just had a look at that site. looking better by the minute, thanks elite and vivid for the info.

Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TIRED OF YOUR JOB

Replies: 12

Views: 1268

sick of your job

Not so funny thing is that when my wife and I were in Spain last year visiting her mother and father, we saw an add in the paper with a very similar item to that which Adrian posted. Couldn't imagine that getting in the paper here. They'd be called racist, fascist or something else to brand them not...

Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bending acrylic.

Replies: 5

Views: 675

bending acrylic

Cheers Jim, just spoke to graphi sales people, 925 quid!! :o
Might have to carry on as was for a while :roll:
mark.

Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bending acrylic.

Replies: 5

Views: 675

Bending acrylic.

Hi all, i've worked with acrylic a lot over the years and managed to fold the stuff in a similar fashion to that described by Rob in his article. It's time however to buy a line/wire bender. Does anyone have any ideas where to buy one- preferably cheap. :wink:
Thanks, Mark. :D

Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:35 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: feedback: arrival of new cadet plus

Replies: 25

Views: 8314

cadet

Hi Ian, been considering one of these and got info sent through from silverskies which looked really good. Done nothing further so far as other things are more pressing. What sort of cost would you say the last cadet was for a meter of printed output at good/best quality? you might consider posting ...

Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: macdonalds

Replies: 7

Views: 1158

binlids

I never thought of that (-) wonder if I get my passport photo done again I could take ten years off? :D
new business idea angled camera lenses :wink:
mark.

Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: macdonalds

Replies: 7

Views: 1158

bin lids

Hi all, Dewi, the guy at the top is on an angle!! no diet where he lives!! :D Haven't heard from him yet Adrian, they have to offer the job to 3 quotes, but thanks for the files, I'm sure I'll get the job, they are a steady group of customers and keep coming back. You're dead right Dave, never know ...

Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:23 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: macdonalds

Replies: 7

Views: 1158

shop signage: macdonalds

Hi all, just finished a batch of bin lid flaps for a famous burger chain. Salad waste possibly passing through here from now on!

Never in my wildest dreams did I think of working on the bins :wink:

Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how can i take photos of light-boxes properly?

Replies: 15

Views: 1186

night photos

what a laugh :D Use a tripod and use the self timer on the camera so that you don't touch the camera and cause shake. Its cheaper than a remote release :o If you can't do either of these take oxygen and mask. Take a mat and a dog, put down a tin and maybe you could make a few quid between photo atte...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Budget A-Boards

Replies: 7

Views: 1159

a boards

Hi Billywifta, nice website, should get mine done :-? Still off subject, Dewi, have a lash?, sounds reet wigun. Babis yed an chips, clempt :wink: not ta far from ere is tha? eyes from Charley tha noows!!!!! I say, we could keep people guessing for days you know! We should start a new section with al...

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:22 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Laser Engraved Work: Various

Replies: 7

Views: 1334

engraved stuff

Thanks everyone, very kind. The trouble with engraved stuff is that mostly it is very small, doesn't have much colour and is often just informative text. Its difficult to show the stuff without seeming a bit of a spotter :lol1: I will try and get some better stuff photographed before I send it out a...

Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Modernizing Shop- Please Help!

Replies: 5

Views: 1664

modernising shop

Rodney is right (i think) a sign lab or even better engravelab package should run all three machines via the spooler. Its worth getting a retailer to run a demo and try outputting to all three, one after the other, to see if it works before purchasing. With engrave lab you could open ai files export...

Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Laser Engraved Work: Various

Replies: 7

Views: 1334

Laser Engraved Work: Various

thought all the vinyl chaps and chapess's(?) :o were taking all the site up so here goes. John Wayne in wood 4x5" in real life (the wooden one!) wooden wolf 4x3" start plate approx 6x1.5" Dash boards I make for local company. H2O label for spa bath co. back engraved and colour filled.50x35mm. smooth...

Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:05 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: buying new equipment what do you recommend pc or mac?

Replies: 43

Views: 14603

computers

hi robert, try http://www.meshcomputers.com they also do the upgrade options etc. very similar to dell. I must say I have a dell and have been very happy with the performance of the machine to date. Ive had 14 months and other than xp freezing up every now and then all has been well. mark. :)

Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sign machines and software

Replies: 2

Views: 405

machines and software

Hi Robert, at the moment i'm interested in a 600 wide machine. I will be doing lots of labels to go on cut out shapes from the laser (I'm buying in at the moment) and probably will do signboards for some of my old customers but have no intention of doing vehicle graphics. I used to have a plotter on...

Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sign machines and software

Replies: 2

Views: 405

sign machines and software

Hi folks where would you recommend for purchasing a print and cut machine, which type, software and why? I know this is a very subjective question but I am looking at all my options and ther are so many that I would like a little help in narrowing down the options,, anyone :)

Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:16 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: can anyone tell me suppliers of 8 x 4 chalkboard sheets?

Replies: 5

Views: 3391

chalkboards

just read your queries for chalk boards. i used to make about 800 per month. only tiny affairs that I supplied to a giftware company. I used 2 mm mdf which is to buy for next to nothing and then sprayed on Blackfriars paint to get a very smooth finish. Large sheets that i cut after spraying and then...

Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: saying hello all!

Replies: 9

Views: 910

hello

Hi everyone, it seems that this is the way to say hello , so hello from mark walker in lancashire. Other people have aready said this but it is great to find this site. Thanks to Adrian at sign rite. I've just read some of the postings and this seems to be a very friendly and helpful place, i hope t...

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