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Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need advice on pinstriping

Replies: 4

Views: 711

Ive not done any pinstriping yet, but i would imagine that it would be best to use veticle joins, allowing rainwater to run off. If your using pinstripes of say 5mm there is not a lot of adhesive to hold the vinyl in place, if you use horizontal joins make sure that you overlap from top to bottom. I...

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with this new business logo?

Replies: 34

Views: 6302

Must get my eyes seen to. Well, although i normally like script fonts i dont think it fits in well with the rest of the design. I think there is far too much contrast within the 2 separate elements of the logo I would prefer to see the script in a staight forward block type font with a similar photo...

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:14 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with this new business logo?

Replies: 34

Views: 6302

Not sure what the swirly script type thing is trying to say.

Iain

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pricing advice on vinyl please?

Replies: 31

Views: 4241

Good recovery Phil :wink:

Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Hytorc

Replies: 15

Views: 2787

Nik,

is that your own workshop you are in or is it the body shops? Reason for asking is the ramp.

Wish i had one to save my aching knees

Job looks good BTW

Iain

Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What print & cutter would you recommend?

Replies: 21

Views: 3168

7 Dwarfs in a bed, all feeling happy.
Happy got up, so they all felt Grumpy.



Cheque please!!!!! :D

Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:09 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: refillable ink carts

Replies: 12

Views: 2662

Phill

Is that £6 per square just for the ink, or does that include vinyl at 610 wide.

Just being nosey

Iain

Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:29 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: importing ai files into vinyl master pro.

Replies: 5

Views: 1687

I have exported it as an ai file, then import back into VMP

Iain

Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:56 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: importing ai files into vinyl master pro.

Replies: 5

Views: 1687

This seems to happen quite a bit for me. To get round it, I import it into corel and then re save it. 99% of the time it will then open in VMPro

Iain

Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Leicestershire!

Replies: 14

Views: 1349

Sorry Shane, always thought you were a Leg-end :D

Iain

Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PETROL

Replies: 17

Views: 1773

FOR SALE!!

S-Type Jag
3.0 Petrol Auto
Full of toys
Low mileage ( cant afford or get the fuel)

Will p/x for horse and cart
:D
Iain

Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: were back

Replies: 7

Views: 802

welcome back

Iain

Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: price of print

Replies: 20

Views: 4636

This has turned into an interesting read. Thanks for all the replies. I guess £15 for a trade price is very good, i'm glad i found this guy local to me. I can assure everyone here that the end user will be paying quite a bit more for it. I am not interested in doing cheapo jobs, i would rather spend...

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Fleet Vehicle Graphics: Hanna & Howie

Replies: 27

Views: 2948

Been a busy little beaver for a change :D .

Looks good.

Just as an aside, how do you transport your graphics? This week i transported a window graphic about 800 metres and ended up with a crease in it.

Have you got some sort of way of keeping them flat and in one place?

Iain

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:36 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: price of print

Replies: 20

Views: 4636

price of print

I have been quoted £15 +vat sq mt for printed vinyl. Not having this done before, i was wondering if that is a reasonable price?

Min order is £35 + vat

Iain

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: laser thermometer where and how much?

Replies: 6

Views: 1031

Just had a thought on these things..... What would be nice is a "childs thermometer" sort of thing. The ones you stick on kids foreheads when they are ill. If they manufacture them up to 100deg C then you could stick them on the vinyl in the area you are heating up and you would get instant readout ...

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: heat gun, which type ?

Replies: 13

Views: 1896

Hugh, i have a cheap one from Argos made by Earlex about £19.99 i think. Has 2 power selections Hot and Hotter

iain

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Views and Opinions on KPMF vinyl, please?

Replies: 31

Views: 6882

Views and Opinions on KPMF vinyl, please?

Not sure if this is true, but I was informed that there are only about 3 manufacturers of vinyl "face film" worldwide. Different types of vinyl i.e. Oracal Mactac Hexis Ritrama etc use these films and use their own glue and backing to "make" their vinyl. The names used here are f...

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: * Signextra *

Replies: 24

Views: 2451

Rob, would the suppliers featured in sign extra give preferential treatment to UKSG members ie discounts?

Iain

Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Home Brew Application Fluid

Replies: 27

Views: 3102

if i am applying wet i just use water with a few drops of baby shampoo in it. I figure if baby shampoo is mild enough for babies then it aint gonna do any harm to vinyl. For cleaning i use a solution that my mate gets from his work, (an industrial printers ). Its clear and smells like meths. i then ...

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:19 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: T Shirt printing - tips, tricks & info please?

Replies: 13

Views: 5374

Nothing wrong with investing in something you know nothing about...I did it with my plotter and things 9 months ago....Mind you, i still know nothing about it, but that's what makes it interesting

Iain

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What sort of mobile phone do you have?

Replies: 40

Views: 5114

I had the Sony P900 about 18 months ago. Had it all hooked up to the internet and e-mail etc...never used it.. I now havw a motorola RAZR in silver and i have found it to be the dogs danglies. Very small and compact but with a large and bold screen, just for those with failing eyes. Upgrade time is ...

Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Are meths ok to use on cars?

Replies: 17

Views: 2039

$3 a gallon,,,,,,,That must really hurt the purse strings,,,,,,,,I am now playing a very small violin :D


Iain

Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:31 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how would i fix sign to a flat roof?

Replies: 6

Views: 2955

Thanks for the replies guys.

I havnt been on the roof yet, but at least i have something in the locker when he starts asking questions.

Once again thanks
Iain

Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:10 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how would i fix sign to a flat roof?

Replies: 6

Views: 2955

Ive thought about the size issue but that is what the customer wants. Ive just done a lightbox for the customer, it was his own design, black, yellow and lime green. he now wants this 3 sides sign just above the lightbox and no doubt it will be blue, purple and orange... Guess what? this guy is an a...

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:49 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how would i fix sign to a flat roof?

Replies: 6

Views: 2955

how would i fix sign to a flat roof?

Hi gang, I have a sign that has to be fitted to a flat roof. It is an open 3 sided sign (like 1/2 an octogon) Yes i know an octogon has 8 sides but i cant remember what a 6 sided shape is called. :D the sizes are 4x4, 8x4, and 4x4 and will probably made out of reynoboard or something similar. The pr...

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:34 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: does anyone know where to buy Graphtec plotter blades?

Replies: 15

Views: 4963

Graphityp do them....Advert on front page

Iain

Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: SignWorld - Volume 38 Issue 5 - Step-by-step Guide -Help

Replies: 16

Views: 2393

for all members , tech - designz is refering to this demo

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=26830#26830

i havent tried this one yet so i cannot offer any advise

Iain

Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:08 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: just bought a pc600 - opinions, advice & tips?

Replies: 7

Views: 2541

depends on how much you paid for it and what you want it to do

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Helipad: Robbie Williams

Replies: 8

Views: 1262

Imagine that Carrie, you go out of your way to design, manufacture and install the perfect sign, then some big eared bu66er stands in front of it.......some people

Iain :D

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which Fabric Vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1359

Cheers guys/gals, looks like i'll be giving it a go

Iain

Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which Fabric Vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1359

Which Fabric Vinyl

Hi Gang,

My lad wants me to sort his rugby team out with names on their shirts.

I have never done this and wondered if it would be possible to apply with a household iron. Also which vinyl/supplier would you suggest?

Thanks

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can you beat this? Anyone part of a 14+ family?

Replies: 30

Views: 1796

What i cant understand is, my sisters have 2 brothers but i have only 1

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can you beat this? Anyone part of a 14+ family?

Replies: 30

Views: 1796

Sounds like they could never afford a telly.

Mind you, think of the child benefit!!!!!!

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming

Replies: 13

Views: 1298

Thanks for that Big G. I thought that there would be some fancy technique to it.

Now to find a customer

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming

Replies: 13

Views: 1298

I saw this doming lark at sign uk this year. some really cool designs. There was also a car stuck in the corner covered in domed graphics...

Now my question

How do you apply domed vinyl to a vehicle????

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Dry wipe material

Replies: 12

Views: 1728

I was messing about with this the other week and i found that white vinyl works a treat, didnt leave any residue.. this was a cheapo vinyl at about 75p a meter megarex i think they call it

Iain

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:12 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Appolo

Replies: 22

Views: 5774

"wrapping" = "respray in a day".........maybe





maybe not

Iain

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BT Adverts Again - No proof before published??

Replies: 5

Views: 538

thanks for the replies guys. At least i know i am not alone with this problem. Guess i'll wait until i see the book and take it from there. I think i will also take the initiaive and put the stamding order on hold before they take any payment. I'll keep you all informed of this as it progresses Chee...

Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BT Adverts Again - No proof before published??

Replies: 5

Views: 538

BT Adverts Again - No proof before published??

Hi gang, Advise needed on an up and coming problem In June i placed an order with BT to go into the new book, 1/4 page and a 1/4 column. I was going to include 3 small pictures with the big advert but was asked to wait untill i got a proof before submitting the pictures for inclusion. the book is du...

Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Warning, this is not for the faint hearted!!!!!

Replies: 14

Views: 1453

The sad thing is, he will probably suceed in his lawsuit

Iain

Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Hardwood

Replies: 37

Views: 5930

1.Roast Beef
2. Spuds
3. Carrots

Iain :D

Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Nova Trim

Replies: 3

Views: 639

Have you got contact details for Nova Trim

Cheers
Iain

Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Mr Lambie!!!

Replies: 36

Views: 2981

:cheer: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU :dance1:
:yeeha: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU :pink:
:2thumbs: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ROBERT :drums:
*drink* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU :appl:

Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: ive had a glass etch ftting disaster help please?

Replies: 40

Views: 6724

"Pounce"????????

Iain

Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:22 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4666

Sorted at last..went thru everything that Rod suggested and still didnt work However moving the network into the "trusted"side of the firewall sorted it. It seemed that was the problem all the time as nothing else has changed. How can 1's and 0's be so complicated Many thanks for all your advise Iai...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: ive had a glass etch ftting disaster help please?

Replies: 40

Views: 6724

FEEL MY KNEESY, JAPANEESEY

:D :D :D

Iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which vinyl can i use to cut small lettering?

Replies: 15

Views: 2126

Looks like the start of an East/West divide.... :D

Seen the pics you posted and the graphtec should do these easily, just be careful weeding fonts with serifs

Iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: ive had a glass etch ftting disaster help please?

Replies: 40

Views: 6724

I've just been out to the garage and flooded some glass with etch about 2ft square. 1 dry,1 wet.

The wet one was a lot easier and the tape came off straight away, no bubbles or marks

Couple of marks in the dry one

Decisions,decisions

Iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4666

Okies, looks like i'm gonna have to put some time aside.

Thanks for all the advise Rod. Hopefully i wont kill anything, but i will say goodbye to everyone now just in case :D

Iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: ive had a glass etch ftting disaster help please?

Replies: 40

Views: 6724

I had exactly the same problem myself today..applyed dry and it looks like a dogs dinner..only small windows so will have to redo them WET

Funnily enough i did experiment a while ago and all seemed fine

iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:02 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4666

Rod, my router is connected to my modem and my main pc is hard connected to the router.Internet and e-mail are fine.... The other two are already connected (via wireless) and internet and e-mail are fine.... This leads me to believe that the connections are fine... I am trying to share files between...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4666

Looks like Paul might be right. The description of the router thingy is: 802.11g/802.11b Wireless access point Broadband Internet Access 4-port Switching hub I take it from this that i dont have the correct piece of kit. I am running xp pro on the main comp and xp home on the others I did try the fi...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Letterheads meet in Greece pics

Replies: 6

Views: 1076

When is the Scottish meet?

Iain

Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4666

Small Network

hi gang, I'm after some advise for setting up a small network. I would like to get my Main (internet) computer, laptop and workshop (garage) computer all talking to each other and sharing files. The main comp is hard connected to internet through a wireless router to the cable modem. laptop has wire...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need to paint on vinyl - what paint type should I use?

Replies: 12

Views: 996

Andy, i believe it can but i haven't tried it....
if you check that link i just posted, there is a further link to Paul R's car that he did with paint effect vinyl

Sorry i cant tell you more

iain

Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need to paint on vinyl - what paint type should I use?

Replies: 12

Views: 996

Brian, this is what i ended up with

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... highlight=

Iain

Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: would it be possible to improve the quality of this logo?

Replies: 17

Views: 2557

Looks good Lynn, and not a million miles away from the original

iain

Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Need to paint on vinyl - what paint type should I use?

Replies: 12

Views: 996

Irecently tried painting on vinyl with the Plasticote brand
It stuck to the vinyl and dried quickly. Application tape came away easily and didn't lift the paint

iain

Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good Morning to all!

Replies: 25

Views: 2390

You could do it in your birthday suit John, but no doubt you would have to iron it first

:D
Iain

Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Caption or bubble needed

Replies: 8

Views: 879

"I knew chameleons were good at camoflge, but this takes the biscuit"


Comedy never was my strong point
Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which application tape dispenser should i buy?

Replies: 9

Views: 2018

I've just checked out one of Signjoe's links and it is exactly the same idea as my own, even down to storing vinyl rolls. How bizarre


Doo Doo Doo Doo (Theme from Twilight Zone)

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from yet another newbie

Replies: 7

Views: 805

Hello and welcome, watch out for the toe-dipping though

First it gets your toes then drags you right under into the murky depths, with only like minded individuals to comfort you in your time of need..........better known as the uksignboards...........stay awhile and have fun

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font Purchase Help

Replies: 22

Views: 1935

After studying the link that Peter posted, i think it will be wiser, and probably cheaper to study some of the other links and "Buy" a few decent scripty things. BTW i thing that the American style of signage is really cool. I wish i could push that style in Britain. It would certainly brighten up s...

Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font Purchase Help

Replies: 22

Views: 1935

Thanks for the link Peter

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Font Purchase Help

Replies: 22

Views: 1935

Just wondering how you can make your own fonts..

Do you need expsnsive software?

Does anyone know of any links??

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Pool Team Chalk Board

Replies: 7

Views: 1192

God LJ, that turned into a right night mare. I was doing it for a printer who was supplying menus etc to a take away. Anyway he supplied the acrylic cut to size 2.5mt x 800mm (x2). i floodcoated in green transluscent with logo and words stamped out. Job looked loverly in the w/shop. So they asked me...

Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Pool Team Chalk Board

Replies: 7

Views: 1192

No its bot Brushscript. Its Forte. I seem to be getting quite a few of these chalkboard/showboard type thing at the moment. A guy used to do them with chalkpens but has now retired to the coast. He had a real free flowing style to them and customers still want this although it is no longer available...

Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which application tape dispenser should i buy?

Replies: 9

Views: 2018

Have added a couple of pics in "Show us Your stuff"

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Pool Team Chalk Board

Replies: 7

Views: 1192

Signs: Pool Team Chalk Board

Thanks for all your help guys.

Its not a masterpiece but had its own little problems, and Rob although you can see a water bottle it wasn't needed.

All cut vinyl onto matt black then installed onto painted MDF. it looks a real dog up close, but the customer is always right.

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from another Newbie !!

Replies: 8

Views: 951

Welcome Andrew, you'll find loads of useful information on the boards.

Just ask away and you will recieve answers.

Where abouts in Yorkshire are you. I'm in Bradford

Cheers
Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:45 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: which application tape dispenser should i buy?

Replies: 9

Views: 2018

I made my own dispenser and it cost me nothing...

Get hold of 2 end protectors ( from vinyl Rolls) and 2 C clamps

Clamp the protectors to the table with app tape between......

Hey presto, a fully adjustable app tape dispenser that is portable

(I will post a pic if i get a chance)

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yankee Test

Replies: 58

Views: 4274

"Iain" has 1 nose, 1 mouth, 2 ears and 2 'i's.....just like everyone else

Iain

Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yankee Test

Replies: 58

Views: 4274

The queen's English is best spoken around the area of Inverness apparently.. Work that one out!!!

Iain

Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yankee Test

Replies: 58

Views: 4274

40% yankee............

But 100% Yorkie

Iain

Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: An "average" pricing exercise?

Replies: 16

Views: 1687

My only concern would be if Joe Public saw the final results...We would all know that the prices would be a guideline but old JP would see it as a definate.

Good Idea tho' and well worth investigating

iain

Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Beaten by a ridiculous price! What do you think?

Replies: 35

Views: 3229

Yeah,

Wot Big G said

Iain

Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Self Employed or Employed

Replies: 0

Views: 437

Self Employed or Employed

Hi gang, Just a quick poll to ask employment status. We are all in the signmaking industry but in what capacity? Reason for asking.....do we get different views on products etc. when price of materials and associated costs of running a business are not taken into account.... Thanks for your input Iain

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:50 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help please with layout for van?

Replies: 18

Views: 3084

I like that design..nice and clean

Tell him to come down to me and i'll tell him exactly why he should have that on his van

Iain

Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:43 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: info about gerber envision 750 sprocket fed

Replies: 5

Views: 1044

Sorry, cant help with any of that. Just wanted to say i wish i was there....i love the place


Iain

Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Beaten by a ridiculous price! What do you think?

Replies: 35

Views: 3229

I/m not worried by this £40 geezer but it does give potential customers another bullet to fire in my direction. Good job that being married for nearly 22 years has thickened my skin a bit........but thats a different story

Iain

Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Beaten by a ridiculous price! What do you think?

Replies: 35

Views: 3229

Dont know anything about lightboxes and stuff so i cant help you.....but i noticed an ad in the local paper tonight..."Have your van signwitten £40"

Dont know what you get for that but i will be ringing them tomorrow

Iain

Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ideas on pricing my work for trade?

Replies: 6

Views: 835

Peter,

the whole board has to be covered, with most of the text at 15mm!!!

It'll be a bar steward to weed

Iain

Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:58 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

Cut the acrylic a treat. Used Blg G's tip for the lubrication

I did it with and without washing up liquid to see what the difference was and was amazed at how the acrylic fuses together without

Iain

Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: SSPCA

Replies: 4

Views: 758

I think the correct collective noun for a collection should be an "M-25"

I too thought that the RSPCA covered the whole of the British Isles

New scheme looks good

Iain

Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ideas on pricing my work for trade?

Replies: 6

Views: 835

Cheers guys,

I was thinking about the 250 mark....would that seem reasonable?

Iain

Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ideas on pricing my work for trade?

Replies: 6

Views: 835

Ideas on pricing my work for trade?

Hi Gang, I have been asked to supply lettering for 15 boards 750x500mm. It will be 2 colours mainly 15 mm text ( wheres that sheeter/weeder?). I will register the 2 layers together and apply Tape Vinyl is to be 751c. The client will be applyinf the graphic to his own boards What sort of price should...

Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:08 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

Peter,
Jigsaw it is..... going up and down with a bit of lubrication sounds good to me :D

Sorry, just thinking aloud there

Iain

Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

If i was to use a router, could i use normal woodworking bits.

Sorry if that sounds dumb, but i rally dont know

Iain

Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:35 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

Cheers for the tip Big G

Iain

Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:04 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

Cheers Peter..

It's a great industry this...Work for next to nothing and then when it all goes (oh i swore !) up, work for nothing


Iain

Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yorkshire Day

Replies: 31

Views: 1618

Look at that....

A 5ft dog :D

Iain

Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:49 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

Replies: 14

Views: 4867

how do i trim sheets of acrylic?

First of all, NEVER,NEVER do a job for a 3rd party without checking all the measurements yourself..... Now the problem....I have to trim down 2 sheets of acrylic by 200mm (lightbox front) 1. Can it be done with a variable speed jigsaw? 2. If so, does anyone know what sort of blade i should use. By r...

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yorkshire Day

Replies: 31

Views: 1618

I like that Peter

and a great link also

Thanks
Iain

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yorkshire Day

Replies: 31

Views: 1618

Yorkshire Day

Well you may, or may not, know that it is Yorkshire Day tomorrow. I thought it would be wise to shiow some Yorkshire sayings and their translations in order to teach some of the Southern Softies how to speak proper.... Hope you enjoy :D Initot? = "Isn't it hot?" Giuzit = "Give it to me" Summatsupeer...

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who are you all

Replies: 5

Views: 564

I noticed a big increase in guests a couple of weeks ago, after Rob told us some magical numbers about the web site....Maybe that has some relevance



Iain

edited to add the link

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... highlight=

Iain

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shame, isn't it?

Replies: 73

Views: 3696

Ive thought of a way round tis problem..... 1. do the crappy job and take the money 2. put the name of a local"fly by night" on it 3. put photo in potfolio and show prospective clients the standard of work available from the competition Result!!!! (I'm only saying wot everyone was thinking) :D Iain

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:33 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Front: Gaskia

Replies: 11

Views: 2099

Nice one Andy
Weird combination of services tho

Iain

Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How did you start in the sign trade?

Replies: 33

Views: 2503

Well for me ,it was a total change of direction...I had been in the pub game for a long time but at the beginning of this year i had had enough of it and decided that a change was as good as a rest. One day i was driving and thought to myself "What the hell am i going to do?"...I noticed there was a...

Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Coleman *

Replies: 4

Views: 578

Nice to see the finished article, and having done so, it's still horrible (design, that is)

Just think John, by the time you've done all 18 the customer will go to a new designer and have something completley different done......500mb of bitmaps

Job well done mate

iain

Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tight with money? Heres a great money tool

Replies: 19

Views: 3902

my ave mpg is around 18-20 just calculated your fuel for the year... :yikes: on an average 12000 miles per year, cost of fuel say..90 per litre..a whopping £3000 that's a thousand pounds per litre....you could have three cars on the road for that :D :D the gov. takes £1600 of that :evil: nik You're...

Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mug Shots Please!

Replies: 263

Views: 50998

Bloody hell Keith

You dont look anything like you did yesterday

Iain

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tight with money? Heres a great money tool

Replies: 19

Views: 3902

Nik, just had a look at the petrol thing... It asks for your average MPG and shows an example of 36.9........ 36.9???? you're having a laugh...my ave mpg is around 18-20 but, i have been told that mpg is diectley related to how heavy your right foot is......unfotunatley i have a very bad limp... Iain

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: urgent pricing help

Replies: 8

Views: 955

Just recievd 5mm foam board 8x4 for £18.75 from europoint and they will cut to size for free

Going on that i would be charging £100 max

Iain

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

Hey, look at that.......

i can say dickey, and not get censored



he he he he

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:26 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

You'd better not let Rob hear you using the swoosh word....He'll have a dicky fit

Iain

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:04 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

2.5 mt is still a fair old lump to get down right the first time

Still, if it wasnt for the challenges the job wouldnt be worth doing

Iain

Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SALES PEOPLE ON THE PHONE...DO WHAT I DO

Replies: 21

Views: 1172

I sold double glazing for a while....salesmen are real easy to pacify...all you have to do is say "yes"


Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Knowing your neighbours?

Replies: 11

Views: 1180

I havnt introduced myself to any yet( apart from stephen from here on the boards) To be honest i wouldnt have a problem helping anyone out with my limited knowledge, but a avery small fish in a big pond i cant see it happening very soon

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

This job is 5mt long. total cover in vinyl with the text stamped out....

I think my little spray bottle might be coming out

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

Thanks for the replies guys..

Its for a 3rd party so i didnt want to (oh i swore !) it up as theres not a lot of money in it, but it could lead to further orders. (maybe thats me being naive)

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

what should i look out for apply translucent for first time

hi gang,

I will be working with translucent vinyl for the first time tomorrow and was wondering if it has any little quirks i should watch out for.

Will be applying it to acrylic for a replacement lightbox front.

Thanks

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Business card wrap

Replies: 6

Views: 1475

Cool idea

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic - part sheets & Flame plished

Replies: 8

Views: 858

Thankd for that Capricorn. I thought it would be something like that

Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Acrylic - part sheets & Flame plished

Replies: 8

Views: 858

Sorry for the dumb question but can someone tell me what Flame Polished is?

Thanks
Iain

Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How long? How much?

Replies: 17

Views: 1525

For the uk lot that works out at $181.80 = £104.78

Just for info

iain

Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Mind blowing street art!

Replies: 15

Views: 5769

The word "Quality" was invented for stuff like that

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Price

Replies: 23

Views: 2330

Prices are nothing but numbers. People dont always buy on price. Explain the process of getting vinyl on the van and the different qualities of materials. Customers are'nt thick and will appreciate the effort you are making to help them make an informed decision. By spending an extra 10 mins with a ...

Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SIGNBOX MATERIALS

Replies: 12

Views: 1173

You could try adding just 20%

Iain

Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: whats the best way to apply layers?

Replies: 18

Views: 3721

I layer up on the job and do it dry.. Instead of squares and circles for reg marks i use a series of 4mm dots around the layer. on a 60x60 i would use maybe 5 or 6 along each edge. Tape up the layers as normal. Lay down your first layer as normal. Next use a tailors punch (looks like a pair of plier...

Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:48 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout suggestions for company van?

Replies: 21

Views: 3324

Cool looking van... I'm with Andrew and Nik on this, but i would lose the logo on the back door and replace it with the 3d effect one Although you haven't shown it i think the 3d logo over the front would look great too, maybe offset to the right and wrapped round the front wing. Only critisism i ha...

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: To overlap or not to overlap . . .

Replies: 12

Views: 1234

I would overlap by 1/2"...should take into account for any shrinkage

Iain

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Samples of Special Vinyl Effects: Various

Replies: 2

Views: 592

Samples of Special Vinyl Effects: Various

Hi all, seeing as i had nothing to do and the wife had gone out shopping i decided to have a try at one of Rob's Demo's http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=5117 Found it pretty straightforward, only problem is the drying time between applications. The spray i used is commonly available and w...

Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sad day .... no more Beam me up Scotty

Replies: 42

Views: 2434

Fingering my toaster.............. :o

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stondard of speeling

Replies: 20

Views: 1170

heres one i keep hearing


"kinell...ow much"


Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stondard of speeling

Replies: 20

Views: 1170

Spelling mistakes are just another way of showing creativity

Thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it......

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stondard of speeling

Replies: 20

Views: 1170

And how many times did you have to correct that Robert :D

Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wow what a take-out!

Replies: 23

Views: 1362

Dennis,

I am really trying to think of a way i can explain the joke..unfortunatley i cant ( Rob would censor it)

Best thing to do is just laugh along with the rest of us...


Hint: How do wives get a new dress?? :o :o

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone supply skin tone vinyl?

Replies: 13

Views: 1811

Cheers Nigel, im waiting for mactac swatches as we speak

Marek, you've only been back a week and the job is obviously getting to you....Duplo people are real people too :D


Ps... Nigel, shouldn't you be wrapping????

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:31 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are the best cartridges citrosol or actisol?

Replies: 9

Views: 2006

John Candy was a big guy who played in a lot of comedy films....Ever seen Cool Runnings, a film about the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team?

He was really good in that one. Unfortunatley he is no longer with us

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:29 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are the best cartridges citrosol or actisol?

Replies: 9

Views: 2006

Lynn

Imagination is a wonderful thing...

My wife tells me she goes to sleep every night with Jean-Claude Van Damme and wakes up with John Candy

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone supply skin tone vinyl?

Replies: 13

Views: 1811

Rob,

Yes ive got them but i was looking for something between 816 and 341.

On another note i thought that the 851 was becoming obsolete as 751 is now being shipped as cast.. I may have the wrong end of the stick though

Cheers
Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:03 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone supply skin tone vinyl?

Replies: 13

Views: 1811

Ah well Peter, I guess thats another thing i'll have to put on my "Inventions To Do" list.

For the moment i shall do them all orange and say they have come back from holiday

Cheers
Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:59 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what are the best cartridges citrosol or actisol?

Replies: 9

Views: 2006

I hope by the time i get a printer they will have new inks that will do everything, smell like Sandra Bullock and cost £3.00 a liter.

Some people think i'm a dreamer

Iain

Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone supply skin tone vinyl?

Replies: 13

Views: 1811

does anyone supply skin tone vinyl?

Hi All,

Does anyone know a supplier/brand of vinyl that has flesh or skin tones in their range.

Characters done in either pink or ivory just dont seem to look right


Cheers
Iain

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PVC Banners

Replies: 6

Views: 1093

I would use suiyable screwws with "penny" washers

Iain

Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sad day .... no more Beam me up Scotty

Replies: 42

Views: 2434

I guess the dialithium crystals eventually reached half-life

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sad day .... no more Beam me up Scotty

Replies: 42

Views: 2434

?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

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

Replies: 14

Views: 891

Ive said it before and i'll say it again......

.....Marriage isn't a word.......... it's a sentance....LOL

All the very best mate

Iain

Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good News .... uksb is on the way UP!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1829

Well, TFFT

Iain

Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Should I invest in a cutter or a printer/cutter?

Replies: 16

Views: 2326

Rob, I think you have hit the nail on the head. After recently coming into the industry I have had all on just getting the business in. It is by no means guaranteed, no matter how good or competitive you are. I would love to have a cadett or similar, but it is far more ecconomical for me to outsourc...

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good News .... uksb is on the way UP!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1829

It certainly seems like the number of peeps on-line has increased

Iain

Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good News .... uksb is on the way UP!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1829

Havnt got a clue what the numbers mean but you obviously like it.......

Well done everyone

Iain

Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frame suppliers

Replies: 17

Views: 3366

I must admit that you cant beat a quicker errection John (<(

Thanks for all the replys

Iain

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signage: The Ballroom Dunfermline

Replies: 17

Views: 3229

That looks cool mate

Just wondering why you didnt do the girl on the right in the same way as the one on the left?....She doesn't seem to stand out, even in the daytime.

Still, if the customer is happy.....

Cheers
Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frame suppliers

Replies: 17

Views: 3366

I asked europoint today about it. said they didnt do it. I'll try amari on Monday

Cheers
Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Frame suppliers

Replies: 17

Views: 3366

Frame suppliers

Can any of you guys/gals point me in the right direction for suppliers of Aluminium Frames

The frames are the ones that are fixed to the wall and the sign slides in, similar to the frames that Rob made in his Demo.

Thanks
Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:16 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Who's Wrapping & who cares?

Replies: 25

Views: 7924

I dont wrap, and probably wont even try for at least 12 months I have read a lot about it on the boards, heat this ,heat that, do it in teams of 2, all sorts of things...funnily enough i watchel the demo from Oracol this morning (about the 10th time, it facinates me), but at no point in the demo doe...

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:00 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Who's Wrapping & who cares?

Replies: 25

Views: 7924

I sense a "Deal" coming on
:D

Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holidays for the self employed?

Replies: 19

Views: 1185

No wonder you're bl00dy smiling John

Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 614

Ok Shane

Night night

Iain

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holidays for the self employed?

Replies: 19

Views: 1185

I have always found it difficult whilst being self employed to get any decent holidays, but after saying that the business (Pub) has always had to continue. Moving into this industry i cant see much of a problem getting a holiday. Plan in advance, shut the doors and leave a message on the answerphon...

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quick but impressive sign ideas?

Replies: 14

Views: 962

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 614

You mean...work for one day and rest for 6

Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 614

I see, Peter.

Would you consider just telling everyone your useful piece of information voluntarily, or are we going to have to tease it out of you, you know, a bit like 20 questions....

I'll go first....is it animal vegetable or vinyl related???


Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quick but impressive sign ideas?

Replies: 14

Views: 962

I think to answer that question we would need more info

1 What sort of sign is it

2 What sort of message do you want to convey

3 What sort of budget

You might be better posting an example, and then letting some of the peeps have a go at improving it for you

Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 614

Just seeing if anyone was awake Peter...

As usual you are on the ball

Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quick but impressive sign ideas?

Replies: 14

Views: 962

The trouble with that is that the shape of the signs would have to be symetrical....

Symetry doesn;t say WOW to me

Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 614

Hey!!!!

BOO!!

Iain

Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: large format?

Replies: 24

Views: 1648

ahhhhh!


Spurn = Sporran

Thank God for that

Iain

Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: large format?

Replies: 24

Views: 1648

Rob,,

i really hope that "spurn" isn't a spelling mistake


........EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Iain

Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: large format?

Replies: 24

Views: 1648

Have a look at some of the other stuff on the site. I think these guys are for real

Iain

Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scottish Parliament Dictat

Replies: 5

Views: 484

I think that what you should do is set a minimum price of £30 for a No Smoking sign....That should make you a tidy profit. Then of course i could come in with a price of say £25 inc free delivery. Then we will all be happy :D :D :D Just a point.. If you can't smoke in public places, does that mean y...

Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Doming Kits For Complete Newbie

Replies: 20

Views: 3468

John,

How much will the starter kit do and how long is the shelf life??

Iain

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Greece

Replies: 23

Views: 4126

Big G..

87 squids.....what was it? 24c gold plated



PS cracking job


Iain

Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle Templates

Replies: 6

Views: 746

got mine from the same place

01438 - 350902 www.impactgs.co.uk

Iain

Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for van please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1064

Stephen That looks really cool. Its colourful but not messy if you know what i mean. The only thing i can see that i would adjust is the telephone number.... It should be mine. Seriously though, it looks good Iain PS any chance i could come over to see how you print it and apply it. I'm presuming yo...

Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:14 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: jmc joinery & building services

Replies: 13

Views: 2211

Yup, I like it

Nice and clean

Iain

Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Book called the art of speed?

Replies: 11

Views: 746

personally, i am thinking about getting this CD-Rom. (Thanks for the link SAR). The cost of £19.99 does not seem over expensive for a document that COULD be full of inspiration. Even if i only pick up one useful tip i think its worth it. I would not dream of cutting my own patterns on the car, in fa...

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: universal tyre services

Replies: 10

Views: 1734

90% Good, but you already know what the 10% bad is....

Good job Jill isnt around, you'd be getting your bottom spanked.

Saying that, if your customer is smiling and you are smiling...Happy days

Iain

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:07 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Number Plate Roller

Replies: 12

Views: 950

Yeah, see it mate, I'll pop it back in later

Once again Thanks
Iain

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:05 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: here is a good weeding tip

Replies: 14

Views: 2234

Nutter :D

Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:59 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Number Plate Roller

Replies: 12

Views: 950

Richie,

Recieved the rolle this morning. Cheers.

just one question though,ther is a small oblong piece of metal with a rubber face with it ....... whatsit for????

Thanks for everything
Iain

Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: here is a good weeding tip

Replies: 14

Views: 2234

Did you know section?????


Is this one of the new sections Rob??

Iain

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: here is a good weeding tip

Replies: 14

Views: 2234

here is a good weeding tip

Not sure if this will be any use to you but i use it. Sometimes when i'm weeding light coloured vinyl i find it hard to see the cut lines...my eyes are not what they used to be :o Solution...... builders chalk....the stuff they use with a bit of string to make a line. I put a tiny bit on my finger a...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trouble in London

Replies: 97

Views: 6949

I know this is a major event but what i cant understand is why the media(news channels) have given so much coverage. To my mind they should give aan initial report and then give further reports when something new comes along. To keep showing the same bits of film and asking so called experts why the...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trouble in London

Replies: 97

Views: 6949

We could sort all this out with one word.

TOLERATION

Thats all we need

The world would be a lot safer place

Iain

Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: fork lift truck training centre

Replies: 1

Views: 368

That looks really cool Stephen.

I can see everyone copying that ideaa in the future.

When i see the different ways that people apply vinyl to create stunning graphics i feel i like giving up my plotter and going back to my Crayolas.

Thanks for sharing mate

Iain

Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Canada

Replies: 20

Views: 1305

Hello and welcome Jennifer. I have spent many a time in Alberta but in the south at a little known place called BATUS. Its just to the west of Medicine Hat on thr Trans-Can highway. The plains are beautiful in summer but the winters are a nightmare.


Cheers
Iain

Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:16 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Applying Hotflex

Replies: 7

Views: 2776

Sorry mate, not guilty

I'm Iain, from a shed in Bradford

Cheers

Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BIG Problems with graphic sign supplies

Replies: 45

Views: 3559

Fair play to you Nigel

Hope everyone comes out ok

Iain

Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trouble in London

Replies: 97

Views: 6949

Jobe, As a matter of fact it is the anniversary??? of the Bradford Riots, however i dont think it has any relevence to the horrific incidents in London. I witnessed the riot first hand, being a resident of Bradford, and that was just a bunch of thugs with nothing better to do. Terrorism is a totally...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: pottsville

Replies: 7

Views: 1170

They look really cool mate

Thanks fo sharing

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: dart fire protection

Replies: 8

Views: 1233

I really like the way that people are trying to give signs a watermark effect. However on this one i feel that there isnt enough contrast betwwen the blue and grey. If the text had a hint of dark outline it would lift the text from the grey and it would appear more dimensional.. Having said all that...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO

Replies: 17

Views: 1427

*rofl*

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey All !

Replies: 35

Views: 1958

pointless having a go at the Irish......They wouldn,t understand it

:o

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey All !

Replies: 35

Views: 1958

Talking of sheep reminds me of an old joke:- An ageing Welshman takes his grandson up the hill,as they did every Sunday afternoon. This particular day the welshman point out all the houses on one side of the valley and says to his grandson "All them houses over there, i built them. Do they call me J...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:35 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Number Plate Roller

Replies: 12

Views: 950

Will do mate

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

I mind, but then you are a Moderator and as such have all the magical powers of a God. Therefore i will bow to your superiorness before you banish me from your kingdom..


Just kidding Carrie, I dont think anyone will mind at all


Iain
(bowing and scraping into a corner)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO

Replies: 17

Views: 1427

Will you look at that Big G. Another Northerner with a brilliant name.


Cheers
Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO

Replies: 17

Views: 1427

Welcome aboard matey.Dont worry you'll soon get used to the crowd on here

Cheers
Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

Drawing 5 interlocking circles cant be that hard John

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey All !

Replies: 35

Views: 1958

To my mind, if youre any further south than doncaster, You are a Frenchman

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

Dwarf throwing.......

Sorry Rob



Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Number Plate Roller

Replies: 12

Views: 950

Im up in Yorkshire so i guess it will have to be by post

What you asking for it??

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey All !

Replies: 35

Views: 1958

ey up Big g, wot thee rattlin on bout. Us up ere av bin talkin proper for donkeys ages now

Ya shandy drinking Southern whinger

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello to one and all!

Replies: 19

Views: 2164

Wonder if the drum major will ever come back

iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey All !

Replies: 35

Views: 1958

Welcome aboard Steve, im sure will find all you need to know on here

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a supplier of pinstriping vinyl?

Replies: 16

Views: 2316

Peter

Just PM'd you

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

That was one of the reasons i decided to give up the pub game when i did.
There are that many silly rules and regulations on the way in that in 10 years time there wont be any pubs open.

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:29 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Number Plate Roller

Replies: 12

Views: 950

Number Plate Roller

Hi all, I am on the lookout for a 2nd hand roller. I am interested in trying this market out but unsure of the potential therefore need to get equipment on the cheap. So if any of you have a set gathering dust i would be most interested. I hate this rain, it makes the box i live in really soggy PS I...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:24 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: what should i buy FlexiExpert or Signlab Vinyl Pro?

Replies: 26

Views: 10036

I have never come across this yet but i will keep an eye out for it happening.. thanks for the heads up

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:05 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: what should i buy FlexiExpert or Signlab Vinyl Pro?

Replies: 26

Views: 10036

I use a Graphtec 3000-60 with VMP and dont have any problems. What do yo mean when you say it isnt supported?

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:36 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: what should i buy FlexiExpert or Signlab Vinyl Pro?

Replies: 26

Views: 10036

I use VMP and for the price i think its brill,
i am just wondering what you can do in Signlab that you cant do in VMP and if it can do different things are they really worth an extra £1000 + VAT??

A £1000 can by a lot of stock that you CAN make money on

Just my 2 cents worth

Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Applying Hotflex

Replies: 7

Views: 2776

Never never never pick up an iron........

Imagine if the missus sees you



Iain

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

Hey Big G

Just coz Dewi hasnt been around for a couple of weeks dont mean to say you can pick on me :wink:

I cant even remember the last time i saw a whippet.

Iain

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Moving to new Premises

Replies: 12

Views: 759

Yeah, thats what i was trying to say

Iain

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Moving to new Premises

Replies: 12

Views: 759

I have never done this but i think it would be better to think of the positives, the negatives are gonna happen anyway. 1. New and better workshop layout 2. New signage 3. Mailshot old customers with new address. 4. Leaflet drop in local free newspaper Not a lot of help i know, but you gotta make th...

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New US guy

Replies: 8

Views: 815

Welcome to the boards Joe

Iain

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Olympics 2012

Replies: 61

Views: 9031

Was thinking the same Lynn.

Cant see a lot of use for Olympic signage in Bradford

Iain

Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: best drummer in the world

Replies: 37

Views: 2152

Dont know a lot of drummers but i remember one from my early youth


Cozy Powell....Dance with the devil was Brill!!!!

Iain

Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:05 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Graphtec Plotter owners

Replies: 5

Views: 557

Only saw the blades, wish i'd seen em sooner.. just paid £20 odd for 1

Iain

Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:18 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Graphtec Plotter owners

Replies: 5

Views: 557

Graphtec Plotter owners

Just been searching thru E-bay and thought you might be interested in this item

Cheap blades...the company is thinking about importing them if there is enough interest

Item number 7527604838


Cheers
Iain

Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: photos - is everyone changing them ?

Replies: 13

Views: 1310

You could always change your user name to Red X Box

Iain

Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3M Gold Squeegee

Replies: 5

Views: 530

3M Gold Squeegee

I have noticed that a lot of peeps use the afore mentioned item.

Was wondering who would supply these. I have always used a felt squeegee but thought i might give it a try

Cheers
Iain

Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: lingfield

Replies: 10

Views: 1474

Thats one big erection!!!

Iain

Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: glass signage: full valet

Replies: 8

Views: 854

Rob, to be honest it was fairly easy. The clipart was a WMF file imported into Corel then saved as an AI file. This i then imported into Vinyl Master Pro which has a module for splitting the image into its various layers, and also puts registration marks onto the layers. I gave up on the registratio...

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: glass signage: full valet

Replies: 8

Views: 854

glass signage: full valet

Here's a little thing i did today, trying reverse cut and applying multiple layers to make a picture.

Can you spot the deliberate mistake??

Iain

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Live 8

Replies: 56

Views: 2806

I never got to see it...never mind....i only like The Bay City Rollers

Iain

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One for our Aussie friends

Replies: 10

Views: 655

We get it through Sky Sports. I think they are an affiliate.

We get to see 3 or 4 Aussie games a week

Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One for our Aussie friends

Replies: 10

Views: 655

Well for me the State of Origin series are the best games of Rugby League you will ever see. The teams are always up for it and well commited. They may well be team-mates but thats what makes the difference, plus they are all playing for a starting jersey in the internationals. We have something sim...

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 3033

Thank you SAR

Iain

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 3033

Shane/Rob/Sar Thanks for the replies. To be honest i would do the van anyway, but i think that i must get something down on paper. After reading this thread i will no longer print anything out for a customer until i recieve a deposit for the job. Customer will be shown design on computer/laptop for ...

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: transfer sheet wont grab onto the vinyl why is this?

Replies: 11

Views: 1531

Following a tip i read on the boards:-

Try removing the backing paper from the tape rather than tape from backing paper.

I do this all the time and find it a lot easier

Iain

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One for our Aussie friends

Replies: 10

Views: 655

Cricket !!!

I'd rather watch paint dry

Iain

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 3033

Lots of interesting points here but as a new starter in the industry, how do I stand?? I have recently been around the streets touting for business and have been asked about doing a potential clients new van. he obviously wants it to match the rest of his fleet so the same design has to be used. If ...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One for our Aussie friends

Replies: 10

Views: 655

One for our Aussie friends

OK, Wed morning (UK time) the 3rd and deciding game of the State of Origin series kicks off between the Maroons and the Blues

Who will win and why??


All entries on the back of a £10 note and sent to me

!st correct answer will recieve absolutly nothing

Iain

Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How did you get your best customer?

Replies: 9

Views: 670

Ian

Has he got a brother in Bradford????


Iain

Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what do you use ??

Replies: 53

Views: 2611

I use a piece of equipment that i wouldnt be without. This is an automatic weeding system... Basically after cutting the vinyl and laying flat on the table i instruct this invaluable piece of kit what is required and lo and behold, 10 minutes later it is ready for masking up. These things dont come ...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE SOFTWARE

Replies: 25

Views: 1779

Imagine going into Currys and seeing their display shelves all full of cardboard boxes with the goods in them. Which box would you buy?? This is how a lot of software companys treat potential customers.Their boxes ar full of company blurb on what they say the product can do. In all honesty not the i...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: industry training ??

Replies: 13

Views: 819

Drag-On, I, like you started on a very tight budget and if you are looking for a dedicated software package i can recomend Vinyl Master Pro. You can get if from Graphityp for £499 (+Vodka And Tonic) Version 2.7. It is very easy to use and having used corel for many years i found switching to VMP str...

Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help with sign installation?

Replies: 49

Views: 3617

I know you can get "Holographic Vinyl", maybe you can get a sign off the same people.


Iain

Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:41 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Cutting "Script" type fonts

Replies: 2

Views: 602

Cheers Big G

I just found it and knew it was there all the time.

Mental blockage!!!!

Thanks anyway

Iain

Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:21 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Cutting "Script" type fonts

Replies: 2

Views: 602

Cutting "Script" type fonts

Hi Guys/gals I have noticed that when cutting the above type fonts, each letter is cut individually and not as a continuous stroke. Is this normal, and if so, how can it be altered? I have tried messing with the nodes but end up confusing myself. I use Vinyl Master Pro as the software. Any help or i...

Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

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

Replies: 9

Views: 4908

Jem

Have you got a contact # for Pyramid?

Cheers
Iain

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:37 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: need help please setting up roland camm1?

Replies: 15

Views: 4035

I had the same problem setting up my Graphtec plotter..
Tried USB, Serial, even a Null Modem, all with no joy...
Easy solution....used a parallel cable and its not missed a beat since

Iain

Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Wheelsbrook Services

Replies: 30

Views: 5298

Why not get the manufacturers to make a 10% black reflective????

Or would that be a grey area??

Iain

Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Break In

Replies: 17

Views: 1288

BFD = Big F*****G Dog

Japanese Akita


Iain

Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Break In

Replies: 17

Views: 1288

I work from home at the mo, so everything is alarmed and lit. I also have a B.F.D.............. At least you have got away fairly light Jem. What you need to do is have a good look around the place and see if you can upgrade your security any. Have a word with the Crime Prevention bobby at your loca...

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advise Required

Replies: 4

Views: 1166

Thanks for that Shane

iain

Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advise Required

Replies: 4

Views: 1166

Sorry Shane, i will be outsourcing the finished print. As for software i have the usual suspects, Corel, Photoshop etc. The reason i'm asking is because the last time i did a print with a supplied image it turned into a nightmare. I was hoping by getting it right from the start things might go a bit...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advise Required

Replies: 4

Views: 1166

Advise Required

Hi Guys/girls I know what i want to achieve but not sure how to do it. I need to have text with a bitmap image as a fill. I will be taking the picture myself but was wondering at what resolution i need to be at in order to give a good final result. This will be going on the side of a trailer and eac...

Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it just me....

Replies: 34

Views: 2013

PHAT = Pretty Hot And Tempting

Maybe??

Iain

Tue May 31, 2005 3:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: d** d** Frog

Replies: 36

Views: 2909

I wonder why they call it "The Annoying Thing??"

Iain

Mon May 30, 2005 12:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Warning: Men at Risk

Replies: 5

Views: 401

Marriage is NOT a word................

It's a Bl00dy SENTANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iain

Sun May 29, 2005 11:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie in need of HELP!!!!!

Replies: 20

Views: 1655

Welcome aboard mate, dont be afraid to ask questions. There's an abundance of people on here only too willing to help.

I'm not too far away from you in Bradford

Cheers
Iain

Thu May 26, 2005 10:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: has anyone missed me?

Replies: 16

Views: 1603

Who,what why where when????????????????

iain

Thu May 26, 2005 10:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi All

Replies: 19

Views: 1557

Welcome aboard mate.....just writing my list of questions now




Iain

Mon May 23, 2005 6:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: boat graphics: cornish cruising

Replies: 11

Views: 1725

And there's Rob always going on about fitting vinyl DRY.....


Good work, rather you than me

Iain

Mon May 23, 2005 6:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not for the easily offended

Replies: 0

Views: 249

Not for the easily offended

Watch this, its hilarious

http://www.funnyjunk.com/pages/history.htm



Iain
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