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Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: multi-colour layering chisel effect

Replies: 14

Views: 1883

This is how I do chisels in Signlab

Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i stop dust, dirt & hair getting under vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 1975

I got the shaven head Jill but the bloody dog keeps coming back and as for the skivvies, in yer dreams :lol1:

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wales vs. Scotland

Replies: 18

Views: 1057

well done the TAFFS!!!! :2thumbs:

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday afternoon 2 minute rant

Replies: 3

Views: 504

Friday afternoon 2 minute rant

:evil:_______ customers that bring in a _______ vehicle that has so much _______ polish on it that _______ superglue wouldn't _______ stick to it, and Ive just spent the past 2 _______ hours cleaning the _______ stuff off!!!! what a _______ _______!!! ( please insert your own expletive I thank you f...

Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yellow pages advertising - your opinions

Replies: 22

Views: 1644

as you will have seen some are OK with YP, some don't like it (me included) I think a lot of why it works for some and not other has a lot to do with demographics, I live in a sparsely populated area without the high concentration of similar businesses in the same area, there are 5 signmakers in Bos...

Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

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

Replies: 40

Views: 5149

well for a start Simon bin this bit "Free design service" :shake:

Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle lettering-quality motor

Replies: 17

Views: 2042

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fairground - font ideas required?

Replies: 4

Views: 1208

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anbody suggest a paint that can be applied to vinyl?

Replies: 25

Views: 2867

Jill pretty sure Krylon is about non existant in the UK.

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tools for applying frosted vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 554

http://www.thetiledoctor.com/ewebeditpro/items/sledgehammer.jpg Sorry Dave am in a funny mood today :lol1: if your are confident enough do it dry if not then do it wet (cue interjection from Robert "I do it dry yadda yadda yadda :roll: ) but I would use something like Rapidtac for glass as you shou...

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:20 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: whats the best base substrate to use for an external sign?

Replies: 7

Views: 3009

nah mate stick it on, you could nearly get away with using chewing gum at that size (joke thats a joke put that packet of wrigleys down :lol1: ) no more nails or gripfill if you can't be arsed to drag a drill and screwdriver around :lol1:

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:19 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: whats the best base substrate to use for an external sign?

Replies: 7

Views: 3009

you missed a zero off there mate? 12" x 10" ??? no probs with foam for something that small.

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:40 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anbody suggest a paint that can be applied to vinyl?

Replies: 25

Views: 2867

Humbrol aerosol paint, Frog Juice from Victory Design, but as Rob said Screenprinting ink is by far the best but messy and has to be thinned with dedicated thinners and you need compressor/gun to spray it and its highly flammable and unless you wear a mask when spraying the fumes will damage you lun...

Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: i have a problem with applying 751 help please?

Replies: 27

Views: 3874

Nelijane did the chippie fit the board before the lettering???? i'd have fitted the lettering first, sounds like the cold to me too. I only cleaned the surface with soap and water to remove dust etc. or even the soap, I use cheapo spray window cleaner from Wilkos to wipe off dust , iso I have a hell...

Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:27 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: francines

Replies: 21

Views: 3449

Had to read that twice thinking "Spam chippie?????? what they send unwanted chips to people in the Plymouth area??????" then I read the other bit :lol1: we used to have spam fritters at school I haven't had one in 25 years :lol1: :lol1:

Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:11 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: VC Day on Monday!

Replies: 16

Views: 2170

Mort wrote:aghhhhh WHO ATE Dewi :)

I knew he reminded me of someone especially with all that gel in his barnet
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just like my old mate Keith Flint, only uglier :wink: :lol1:

Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: Telesat Communications

Replies: 12

Views: 1497

Rob I would say that instead of using the mid grey ghosting image it may have been better using actual silver on silver this was my first suggestion but the customer was worried it would not bee seen at all and as it is in a certain light it almost disapears anyway, whats with you and kerning? seems...

Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:26 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: web design

Replies: 13

Views: 2140

Rich I just had a letter from serif.com offering me web plus 8 for a tenner http://www.serif.com/webplus/webplus8/index.asp its pretty good software I'd give their office in Nottingham a ring and see what they say.

Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: Telesat Communications

Replies: 12

Views: 1497

vehicle graphics: Telesat Communications

Did this yesterday, and I still hate bloody powervans, panels as deep as the bloody grand canyon, customer wanted the whole package new logo design, biz cards and logos on disk for their website and here's a first the customer was that chuffed he gave me a couple of bottles of decent plonk and paid ...

Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Browser takeover

Replies: 25

Views: 1675

Re: Browser takeover

Temporaryily I've followed a link provided by Steve Broughton for the new Mozilla browser as this seems to be unaffected at the moment. This will serve as a temporary stopgap until someone manages to update the CWSShredder.exe to effectively remove CoolWWW2. Mate I wouldn't go back to IE for all th...

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with chip shop layout please?

Replies: 20

Views: 3510

Not liking that shade of blue for the opening times, found it hard to read a bit jumbled also take a lot of the kerning out of closed I had to look at that a couple of times to figger out what it said, apart from that nice :D or possibly give the morning and afternoon different shades?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What type of vinyl will stick (and stay stuck) to rubber?

Replies: 19

Views: 3832

this blokes look quite good
Image
:lol1:

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing on big boat graphic

Replies: 7

Views: 903

in the water
as in floating on the wet stuff not on a nice safe dry dock? the only boat I've done afloat was a canal boat on the sides, £400 on land, not a cat in hells chance on the water :lol1:

Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:48 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Could someone help me with this JCB problem...

Replies: 7

Views: 1239

Nelijane get your digicam out and take some yourself is the easiest way to do it.

Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Start em' young

Replies: 10

Views: 693

Re: Start em' young

fantastic then they get to 17 and say 'wot u want me to work for a living....?' :roll: spent the weekend with my sister, trying to have a conversation with her 18yr old son all I got we're grunts, my mum said "you could always be a signmaker like yer uncle steve" "why on earth would I want to do a ...

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Dilema - price increase on beverages

Replies: 11

Views: 819

this definition of binge drinking what exactly is it? I don't drink during the week but if I go out saturday night I might have 5 or 6 pints and a couple of whiskies in the pub (I drink very little at home, my definition of a sad loser is someone who gets ( oh i swore ) at home on their own) then a ...

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:19 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 4592

Tony just to let you see that the type of effect I showed earlier will work with all subjects here's a job just designed , 4ft x 2ft reynobond

Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Charles & Camilla

Replies: 10

Views: 925

Charles & Camilla

:lol1:

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show Dogs Aboard

Replies: 6

Views: 679

Would the vehicle happen to be a large 4x4 by any chance Phil? :lol1: now exactly when behind a vehicle with a sticker on the back "show dogs on board" what is one supposed to do, fall back another 100 yards in reverance to the fact that some moron spent a few grand on a dog? be impressed? or roll y...

Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who's workin in the snow tomorrow?

Replies: 37

Views: 2810

dsi wrote:I spent my weekend on Stradbroke Island, 37 deg c, stinking hot, stuck in a Toyota Troop Carrier with 8 other people and no air conditioning...... :roll:

Sad aint it :cool:


You a "weekend warrior" then Shane?

Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: who's workin in the snow tomorrow?

Replies: 37

Views: 2810

No way Jose staying nice and tucked up in the workshop thanks.

Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: rumble tumbs

Replies: 18

Views: 2187

all my own stuff mate as usual customer not a clue, just had a call from the customer it seems that the Hot & Cold bit should have gone on the roof?????? WTF so people in upstairs in offices can see it?????? aaaaargh!!!!!!!!, well maybe if they said that in the first place i would have known, my...

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How can I .....

Replies: 6

Views: 590

Shane have a look at this http://www.msu.edu/~bellbri2/ime.html

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: rumble tumbs

Replies: 18

Views: 2187

vehicle graphics: rumble tumbs

Jiffy truck, all vinyl and if you think the "Hot & Cold food etc." looks like an after thought then you'd be right job finished then get a call from customer "oh can you put Hot & etc. along the top" :cry: to**ers :roll:

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

He's nothing if not predictable mate :wink:

Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

OK

Fix
It
Again
Tony

Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

mines a psychiatric nurse she just messes with the inside *hair*

Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

MX5 right ......................... your missus is a hairdresser then is she? :wink:

Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

Never had you down as a Rover driver G where's the flat cap and string back driving gloves then? :lol1:

all together now

F fix
O or
R repair
D daily
:roll:

Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is your van psychic???

Replies: 15

Views: 1103

Is your van psychic???

My bugger must be, it knows its going soon so the damn thing is having the 'ump with me :( broken down again today that's 3 times in the past fortnight this time I had an idea what it was, timer relay for the ignition, £30 later, bloody thing. :evil:

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 4592

Tony, Corel Draw9 £20 http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/productpage.cfm?store=JPCComputers&productid=CDv9o&did=53195 its what I used to do my example. Errr Si I'd have gone for the right hand one too, the left hand one is just too busy, too much mixture of fancy fonts, for me right hand sign b...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:13 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 4592

Re: practice

but living out in the sticks here the signs that you and Steve have done would not be picked by most of the customers we deal with... They are both great and the reason I do this job is to design things along those lines but around here they always seem to go for the bog standerd design.. Ian Thats...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:31 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 37

Views: 4592

I have to agree with big G and his comments.
Here's my example

Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:23 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Free Labour to gain experience - Bradford/Leeds

Replies: 6

Views: 711

Fred you need to speak to Paul (signworx) he may help you out he's in Sheffield and used to teach at college and he's a nice bloke too, you may be able to pm him, I for some reason cannnot :roll:

Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Gold leaf coloured external light box

Replies: 3

Views: 661

Hate to say it mate but "gold leaf" is the most durable finsh you'll find it'll out last everything by a good million years

Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is sign making easy or hard?

Replies: 21

Views: 1700

Right mate then in that case you need this book, read it first before you spend a few grand on vinyl cutter/computers/software spend 20 quid on this http://www.letterhead.com/bookshop/images/stevens.gif Mastering Layout by Mike Stevens the BEST book on sign design you can buy available from here htt...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is sign making easy or hard?

Replies: 21

Views: 1700

:lol1: Ha sorry mate but I don't pull my punches for anyone, for all I knew you were some bored factory worker (not theres anything wrong with that I did it for enough years) that saw some signmaker putting up a sign in the high street and thought "hey that looks easy" if you want to be good at anyt...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is sign making easy or hard?

Replies: 21

Views: 1700

Making good looking, well designed signs that make you a profit and that will attract busines for your customers take design skill (which can be learned if you bother) is hard, making crap looking signs that look as though they have been designed by a 10 year old on mums computer that will make you ...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:48 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: house of fricia

Replies: 3

Views: 2646

Nice job AJ but what do I do about me cricked neck :lol1:

Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: accoustic graphics

Replies: 10

Views: 985

Nice Lee I like that simple but very cool :cool:

Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it cheaper from the states

Replies: 8

Views: 832

When buying small items from the US (nothing larger than say a software box) get the sender to put on the customs declaration, small green form on the packaging, that its a "gift" and you'll not pay import or vat :wink:

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is this Fraud?

Replies: 19

Views: 1853

What he :point: said :lol1:

Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

Replies: 28

Views: 10633

bah!!! rubbish anyone could do that with a 3" Harris brush and a can of Plastikote :rofl: seriously bloody marvellous BeeJ, easily as good as Mike Lavallee, in fact I like your flames more!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 26785

i wonder, i wonder... whats the chances on steve broughton giving everyone UKSG dsicount to kipp in his camper over night? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :wink: :D Slim to none i'd say mate :lol1: I'm helping out again on the live demo bit http://www.signuk.com/page.cfm/link=94 so I'll be busy and we stay in...

Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:57 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help me with corel draw problem please?

Replies: 20

Views: 3909

use the "power clip" function mate, there's a section in the help files in corel that tells you how to do it.

Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Safety Data Sheets

Replies: 4

Views: 473

Safety Data Sheets

:lol1:

Image

Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:34 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: what are peoples opinions on the roland cm-500 good or bad?

Replies: 14

Views: 3952

not same model but same seies 950-1000-1100-1200 etc.

Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:16 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: what are peoples opinions on the roland cm-500 good or bad?

Replies: 14

Views: 3952

Btw Steve, has Craig managed to get the part fixed on his plotter now? 6 weeks is alot of downtime for anyone Dunno mate he rang last week asking if I knew where to get it as I've had exactly the same part break, and it was him that was told by Roland that they are discontinuing "older" machines pa...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:24 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: what are peoples opinions on the roland cm-500 good or bad?

Replies: 14

Views: 3952

not a great analogy Dewi :lol1: I bet Roland don't see themselves as the Lada of plotter manufacturers more like the Roll Royce or Bentley, it makes me wonder how long the expected life of a plotter is? mines 10 years old, do you think they design them for a certain life, they're not going to sell m...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:47 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: what are peoples opinions on the roland cm-500 good or bad?

Replies: 14

Views: 3952

With regard to Robs reply:- remember this post from a while back? http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3285&highlight= well I got the parts from Roland Japan and as you say Rob it took 6 weeks to arrive, well was talking to another bloke the other day and he has had same probs as I did wi...

Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digitally printed banner: boston heating

Replies: 8

Views: 942

Banner just arrived, nice print quality and good service too.

Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: perfect computer?

Replies: 6

Views: 530

bacon sarnie maker with intergrated HP dispenser and chip fryer too please :lol1:

Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Compressor worries...

Replies: 9

Views: 1296

If you are using an airbrush with a big compressor (I assume you mean an industrial type one?) I think you'd better off with one of these http://airbrushes.com/product_info.php? ... 702bfdba63

Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: light box sign

Replies: 11

Views: 1401

New panels is the way I would go, you'll most probably lose money by cleaning up the existing one, its a pain in the bum and takes flippin ages, come up with some plausible bull to baffle the customer with or tell them the truth "look mate its gonna cost you more for me to clean this up than do a ne...

Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: pavement signage: envy

Replies: 17

Views: 1349

Maybe at a national level but local councils are run by the old pals brigade, bunch of crooks, there a local business here that has 2 big department stores, on the out of town one they have 4 HUGE flexi faced signs and they are ugly as ****, one shines right into the bedrooms of a nearby pub and the...

Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: pavement signage: envy

Replies: 17

Views: 1349

I think the government should pass a law saying all types of signs, including window vinyls, pavment signs banners etc at a fixed site should have to be put through the local council for appoval, like you have too for building or extending your house... I think that would improve our trade no end, ...

Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digitally printed banner: boston heating

Replies: 8

Views: 942

digitally printed banner: boston heating

4metres x 1metre all the photos I took myself including the background one, done in Photoshop with eyecandy plug ins, gonna cost me £80 to get it printed what would you guys sell it at?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business broadband

Replies: 15

Views: 1204

I run on virgin broadband £25 a month and have a router, share the connection with me brother in law in the farm's office next door so thats only £12.50 each, you might suggest that with your next door neighbours Dewi save you some dosh :wink: Tim in Wales has a wirless connection from his workshop ...

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i buy a pantone colour swatch booklet?

Replies: 16

Views: 2512

I worked in printing for 15 years prior to doing this and i can assure you all this "buya new pantone booke each year" that they tell you to do is a load of b******s :lol1: when i first started work at 16 the one we had looked like it belonged to Caxton before us :lol1: printers are in general tight...

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:04 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted banner: pfiefer hardware

Replies: 12

Views: 4921

Great stuff Jill really nice and colourful, Terry enamel receptive banners are different to the stuff we get here, I've only ever seen one at Terry Colleys house its wierd stuff.

Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Working on a SUNDAY

Replies: 44

Views: 3196

Worked Saturday till lunch time ish then went shopping with the missus :( had our usulal "I hate shopping with you!" argument Why? Why? Why? Why? please tell me I'm not the only one??? :( dropped the shopping off then went to the local for a steak and a few beers, back home and watched Walking Tall ...

Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: OK you Geordie boys own up who did this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1011

OK you Geordie boys own up who did this?

Gateshead??no (oh i swore) around from this place when giving you a trim :lol1: :lol1: are there a lot of brazilian immigrants in the north east??

(c''mon mister Singh join in)

Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Faux Marble Sign Work:

Replies: 9

Views: 1317

oooohh!! marbledy effects cooool!!! Jill :D especially like the green one with the the shift from light to dark, saw something similar thet Mr Myers did in Signcraft, real messy fun I've done a couple but not had a go at the veins yet, this was my attempt a couple of years ago. http://www.uksignboar...

Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Collector?

Replies: 17

Views: 1375

Re: Sign Collector?

Pedro wrote:Does anybody know what the word for a Sign Collector is, as in a person who collects signs as a hobby?


Saddo :lol1:

Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music to fit to

Replies: 21

Views: 1285

Feeder
Keane
Snow Patrol
Manics
U2
Kings of Leon
Elvis Costello
Foo Fighters
Pearl Jam
Velvet Underground
The odd bit of Dean & Frank (Martin & Sinatra :P )
Absolutely NO Rap or RnB

Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from Greece..!!!

Replies: 17

Views: 1555

I met John a couple of years ago at a UK meet, nice bloke, he must be 70 odd, don't do bad though chases anything in a skirt :lol1:

Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from Greece..!!!

Replies: 17

Views: 1555

Hi Peri welcome, I saw some of your beautiful work in Signcraft, wonderful looking stuff mate.

Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: mercedes sprinter van

Replies: 13

Views: 1762

Heard that loads of times before "if you give me a good price on this then you could get all my signage" ooh look there's a flying pig :-? prices are difficult mate and change from one part of the country to the other, I'd charge around £400 for a decent coverage on a lwb sprinter i.e. all vinyl (no...

Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: mercedes sprinter van

Replies: 13

Views: 1762

as long as you don't stretch or heat the vinyl across/into the channels 751 will be fine, I've used 651 with no problems before, its a matter of selecting the right vinyl for the design/application.

Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Kathleens

Replies: 29

Views: 3071

Nice mate, why no phone number on the side?? it all looks ok apart from the rear door, not liking the logo going into the gutters I know you have to do it in the middle but it looks as though you've cut it too big.
Also the phone number I'd have done pink too.

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 26660

Ere Dave yer suit needs ironing. :lol1: :lol1:

Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:52 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 4633

Dunno mate re-type it in English :lol1:

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Guess I have the last laugh

Replies: 10

Views: 1158

:lol1: hello mate :lol1: oh yer thats the trouble with being a ginga!! have a good time :lol1:

Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Guess I have the last laugh

Replies: 10

Views: 1158

Ain't it great when a plan comes together :lol1:

Brian Hays!! Bugger off!!! we know you're on holiday so naff of back to the beach you sad so and so :cool: :lol1:

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKsignboards Xmas Card

Replies: 22

Views: 1367

PMSL Pete :thumbup2:

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKsignboards Xmas Card

Replies: 22

Views: 1367

Hey Pete was that a spelling mistake or a reference to the Scottish liking for dressing in womens clothes???
"Hello Laddies" :lol1:
and he drinks bacardi breezers too :o :P :wink:

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 26660

So again Steve, I'm just being a big kid and arguing for the sake of it am I? I don't make any valid points of course, I just enjoy a good arguement :roll: I wouldn't reply to something in the manner I have if I didn't have a point, but as with other threads, I think you just ignore any points I ma...

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 26660

Dewi & "bigdave" :roll: move it on will you? both of you are both arguing for arguments sake you're not posting any new opinions just going around and around, so just agree to disagree eh!!!

Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Graphics: Care Flight

Replies: 13

Views: 1535

Very nice that Bruce :lol1: :wink: here you go Dave http://www.holden-utes.co.uk/index.htm
my mate bought one bloody MADDDDD they are but good fun got it converted to LPG too.

Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 26660

Dewi when a prospective bod rings for a price I usually say "from £20 to £20000 how much do you want to spend" then I go on to explain its like ringing a shoe shop and asking "how much is a pair of shoes" they have no idea when they call how much it will cost them but most know how much they are wil...

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:20 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: club vr4

Replies: 113

Views: 26660

Andy PMSL :lol1: thats what nice Mr Gates designed wordpad for :lol1: those that want to type "war and peace" :lol1: It won't do you any good complaining about cheaper quotes or dumbing down or any of that ( oh i swore ), learn to be a better designer, don't give the customer free copies of your des...

Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 8x4 roof racks?

Replies: 3

Views: 419

:P Thats mine mate :lol1: it came from http://www.roofrack.co.uk/ don't ask me how much as I scrounged it off a mate he'd sold his escort and the rack was lying around his workshop getting in the way.

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: LOGO REVAMP

Replies: 36

Views: 2909

With relevance to "Professional Designers" have a look at this story
http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/art ... p?ID=30054
get yourself a BA in graphic design and you can charge mega bucks for any old $hite :evil:

Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello there

Replies: 8

Views: 805

Hey Just I'm another ex printer/4 col planner/ camera operator now we can bore the rest of these buggers with topics on "whats the best densitometer" and "whats your favourite screen angle" :P :P :lol1:

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SOS Vehicles

Replies: 19

Views: 1278

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Garlic Bread!!!!
Go for it mate.

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SOS Vehicles

Replies: 19

Views: 1278

Dewi in october I did 17 trannie minibuses for a farm labour supplier at about
£300 each and didn't give him any discount cos he would just turn up with one and expect me to do it that day, but he paid up once a week like a good lad.

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

Jillbeans wrote:I'm glad that you are one of the rare men who LISTEN to advice!
Looks good Steve.
Love....Jill


Shhh don't tell the wife :lol1: thanks Jill :wink:

Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SOS Vehicles

Replies: 19

Views: 1278

adrian@signrite wrote:i am with Steve on this one...... but insist on a heafty deposit
i have 5 large clients all with 30 plus vehicles and they pay the same for each ......


Sorry forget to say get a deposit well said Ade

Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SOS Vehicles

Replies: 19

Views: 1278

Remember mate engage brain before opening gob :lol1: personally on 10 they'd get diddly squat discount from me don't matter wether you do 1 or 100 still use the same amount of material can still take you the same amount of time to do each one if you're on your own. Give them 5% only if they pay with...

Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:48 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

Finished this today.

Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pirelli Calendar

Replies: 5

Views: 514

Pirelli Calendar

Nice pics but be careful where you open it :wink:
http://www.yourjokes.co.uk/mainfs.php?joke=698

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need some advise guys.......I've got a big problem!!!!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1401

Brian Hays wrote:I aint old enuff to remember any of that fellers jokes :D


yeah yeah right mate your make up ain't that good :wink: :lol1:

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need some advise guys.......I've got a big problem!!!!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1401

Image
"Oi Hays gimme my joke book back!!!"


:rofl:

Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: subliminal advertising

Replies: 14

Views: 1131

wimp :roll:

Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: subliminal advertising

Replies: 14

Views: 1131

:o :o right i can be in Notts in about 2 hours you owe me some clean boxers, scared the $hit out of me that did :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Its Christmas .... well nearly

Replies: 72

Views: 5014

Image

:evil:

Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Compressor Graphics: Sandys MPS

Replies: 6

Views: 1253

Compressor Graphics: Sandys MPS

and in my best Xibit gangsta rap styleeee, mobile blasting and paint spraying operation for truck trailer chassis, man! . All vinyl :lol1:

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:06 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Halo type thing......

Replies: 30

Views: 5281

big G wrote:it doesn't work too well at all if you don't use white as an underlay on the front text as this is what reflects the light back into the panel. Whether it would work with translucents, I dunno?


DOH!!!! yeah course. :roll:

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Halo type thing......

Replies: 30

Views: 5281

That looks real well mate took me a couple of reads to get the gist of it :roll: did you or will you be using translucent vinyl ?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Law Enforcement Fun

Replies: 16

Views: 1240

Amazing ain't it, its cos you are easy to find Dewi mate cos you registered and do it legally, expect the cops to find a burglar or stop the dozens (around here) of immigrants, east europeans, turks, kurds, afghans, iragis etc driving with no license, tax, mot, insurance and its "manpower issues" ju...

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vinyl Graphics: T.Cooke (3D effect)

Replies: 18

Views: 3317

real nice Chris and Paul good stuff. :)

Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wheelie Bins

Replies: 19

Views: 1433

Ah well the Father in law being a farmer has ooooneeee hell of a bonfire every Nov 5th, strangely enough in a different field every year wierd that, :wink:

Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Turkey Day

Replies: 37

Views: 2583

When Harry Met Sally - "Peeeecan Pie" "Peeeeeeecaaaaaaaaaan Pie"
with ice cream :crazy: :P

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:25 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Sorry Steve ..we still friends? Terry :wink: oh and Med ex is a trade name only and it went the same way as the VCR is going to go i.e. to be replaced by a superior product Med ite Rob, nor am I trying to earn brownie points either, my replies aren't based on what I believe they are based on what I...

Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Turkey Day

Replies: 37

Views: 2583

have a good day Jill and Stevo, wait a minute he's a Canuck do they celebrate it too??? ah what the hell eat and drink too much too mate. :lol1:

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Its bicycle rocket man

Replies: 4

Views: 450

Its bicycle rocket man

Nothing to do with signs but you gotta see this :lol1:
http://www.swissrocketman.com/films/VeloDonald.wmv

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: URGENT - how long will euroflute/correx last for outdoors?

Replies: 8

Views: 1163

Lee Jones wrote:As long as you use a good quality primer / undercoat, and sand down bet........... Sorry wrong thread.

12 months, no problems, have seen one down the road from me thats been there for atleast 4 years !


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :praise2:

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

MDF sealer is a con mate its just watered down PVA glue :lol1: I do it this way:- 1st coat Crown Stronghold Primer/ Undercoat 2nd coat as above 3rd coat Crown Stronghold Gloss 4th coat as above a lightsanding between coats to give a key (although I use a Scotchbrite pad not sandpaper, why scotchbrit...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:34 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Dewi when painting anything be it wood, metal, plastic whatever, the secret to the top coats longevity and final quality is preparation of the substrate, its not so much about protectiong the substate (although it helps i.e. in cars protecting the metalwork from rust) you could just slap loads of gl...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

if medite is so durable, why is it that every time i read about it, even in your posts steve, there is always the mention of how it should be prepaired properly or may fail? the paint mate the paint, correct painting procedures if it does not warp like you have shown with a bare peice lying around ...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Sometimes I screw through the face, countersink and a circle of vinyl to cover the screw head, sometimes screwcaps, or more often I use an angled split batten, like this. http://tinypic.com/nq1i8 I fit the batten to the rear of the sign before I paint it then fill the countersunk hole with fast sett...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:23 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

I wish mate :lol1: just do a search in the "show us your stuff" section mate and search under my name and you'll find a few :-? and NONE of them have failed.

Hey Steve I'm not worried mate, Rob would never reach without a step ladder :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Right where's me boxing gloves :lol1: Robert the correct material is Medite Exterior it will NOT pulp once this happen the seal is gone and incomes the damp to pulp the attached pic is a piece of untreated exterior that has sat outside my workshop for the past 2 years, want to tell me where it has p...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:09 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Invisible fixing

Replies: 4

Views: 719

Rich rivet them on, 15 foot up in the air who's gonna see???? I can't give an opinion on VHB tape as I've never used it but if the other guys say its ok then why not?

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: stick it ?

Replies: 9

Views: 1089

Terry i've had some success with this Gripfill you can see a data sheet here

http://www.laybond.net/range3.asp?range_id=33

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:47 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

:banghead: Robert I get sooooo fed up with telling you about MDF EXTERNAL GRADE MDF ok in "your opinion" you should not use MDF but as you've never used it how can you have an opinion??? you are wrong! if its prepared correctly it will last as long as perspex/foamboard, on one of my boards there is ...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Yeah here
Image
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Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:42 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 14905

Bob you'll still have to paint the wooden frame or it'll rot, 10 mil foam is ok if a bit light, and if you need a coloured substrate you'll have an ugly white edge to the board, I make the all wooden ones cos they look so much better quality than the foam ones, depends if the customer is after a qua...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital camera advice.....

Replies: 34

Views: 7108

the 4900 is about 4 years old mate so I would have thought so? the 7000 is a bloody good camera for a bit over 300 quid.

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digital camera advice.....

Replies: 34

Views: 7108

A good model for what you want to do

FUJI FinePix S7000
Image

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/59480/art/fuji/finepix-s7000.html#

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Car Graphics: Hyundai Coupe

Replies: 14

Views: 1433

serious input :-? ok yup it looks wrong in white as Pete says, for graphics try these sites
http://www.beacongraphics.com/graphics-vehicles.html
http://www.troyleedesigns.com

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: All watching Corrie are we?

Replies: 67

Views: 3701

You lot stayed up till 2 in the morning :o yer all mad I was tucked up by 11 :lol1:

Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Working late on a friday night?

Replies: 13

Views: 1210

Working late on a friday night?

have your own virtual pub http://www.virtualbartender.beer.com/beer_usa.htm
go on ask her for a pint, then think of a few "other" things :wink: :cool: :lol1:

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

right folks this is it completed, customer fitted them himself i just gave instruction (didn't want to pay fitting costs but its taken them 4 months to do it) went round today and inspected the fitting, didn't want them to have made a cock-up of it.

Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it snowing yet?

Replies: 46

Views: 2663

Cold grey and wet in Lincs. :(

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Mick Creek

Replies: 14

Views: 1377

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Mick Creek

Replies: 14

Views: 1377

Vehicle Graphics: Mick Creek

Did this guys design a couple of years ago and he changed his vehicle this week, peugeot estate, nice blue colour, thought I'd have a play with one of Stevo's lettering effects, all vinyl.

Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:06 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: touch of class or wood!!

Replies: 7

Views: 1656

Great wonder where we can translate it into English?? Thes Czechs have lousy taste in carpets too, like my grans in the 70's. :lol1:

Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:03 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a design for awkward looking van?

Replies: 23

Views: 4686

That came out pretty good I especially like the way you've cropped part of the flower image from the sign, nice to see it done like that and I wish more would rather than fighting to get an image to fit. Got to agree with Nic on the kerning though way too wide a ' s :o just looks wierd and I'd eithe...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4372

Beautiful mate, how about a quick rundown on the design process? I know you're a top photoshop bod which bits are digitally designed/done?

Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: signlab probs

Replies: 11

Views: 1256

Brian try setting your Line Spacing to anything above 100%???

Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign World magazine has a new editor!

Replies: 30

Views: 7303

is it possible to give honest reviews of equipment in a trade magazine

good shout on that, all the non trade magazines I read manage that (bike and photograhy) at least we can do that on here (Roland PC-600 anyone :lol1: :lol1: )

Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign World magazine has a new editor!

Replies: 30

Views: 7303

The big plus with Signcraft is that it was set up by sign people not magazine people, I keep one copy of signupdate the rest I bin yet I have copies of Signcraft going back to 1980, I would welcome a british version of Signcraft and I would pay for it, Signcraft costs me £6 a copy well worth it too,...

Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:16 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: im having blade problems with My Roland CX24 help please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2651

ANY plotter probs ring Harry first
http://www.blades.uk.com/?t=1439
the all knowing genie of plotters

Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:30 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

Sorry Webeasel I wasn't having a go and yup I like your designs too, great for the right customer, but not this bloke, have you seen that film "the wicker man" ?? bit like that round here, ain't it Paul :lol1: Rob ta! for those and the signature Lambie style :lol1: :lol1: think I'll have a play :wink:

Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: North/South Divide

Replies: 30

Views: 2253

I don't think its a noth/south/east/west or any geographic divide, I never compete on price for vehicles, people bring me designs from others and say "how much for this" "how much you been quoted?" "£120" "Seems like a fair price for a $hit design, I'll charge you more than twice that for something ...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

:P Thats good coming from a Cornishman, do you lot even speak English, I thought you were nearly Welsh :lol1: (Ducks out the back door to avoid the hail of pointed flaming leeks from the Taff contingent) :wink: :lol1: :lol1:

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

Bottom Steve, you know it makes sense. Is that the place next to the railway crossings near Old Leek? Ooops apologies Paul missed your post, its in Old Leake right past the White Hart towards Commonside , the other side of OLGA just across from Howsams Mill, thats got all the non yellowbellys confu...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

personally guys, I think you are missing the point on this, whilst the lower sign looks more in keeping with the building and is more traditional, the owner has a business to run. the other sign, whilst not my cup of tea, is more modern and is likely to get the owner more work on newer cars with a ...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:09 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

Cheers folks
Nope tried this, the descenders in lower case interfere too much with the text below and make it look untidy.

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

:lol1: Austin Bedford IS the name of the guy that used to own the garage , he's about 70, there's an Austin Healey that plays rugby for England :lol1:

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advertising on your own car?

Replies: 10

Views: 1164

Henry wrote:I have sold this one and being a Brit over here...drive Land-Rovers today! :)

Ah! no magnetics for you then eh mate? :rofl:

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advertising on your own car?

Replies: 10

Views: 1164

Dare I say it???? magnetics? yes they are a pain in the ( oh i swore ) but if they are done well ie a bit of 4 colour or try to blend it with the colour of the car, shape it etc etc plenty of nice slab sides on one of those, anyway why a volvo couldn't you find a nice "chelsea tractor"????

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:17 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

and these are 2 examples that I'm doing for the customer

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:13 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 7874

can anyone help with these two layouts please?

this is whats there at the moment :-

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: guilded foam anyone

Replies: 8

Views: 819

That was one of Dave's good days :lol1: Terry so I was in the garden when you rang mate, finishing putting up me shed, I tried ringing you back but got no answer, I usually put down a base coat first when gilding foamex, I use an aerosol paint usually gold car paint from halfords then give it a bit ...

Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Halloween Fun - follow up

Replies: 23

Views: 1909

:o I am soooo glad you don't live next door to me :lol1: gis a laugh when you've got the christmas deco's up, no wait don't bother I'll just wait till December and I'll be able to see the glow from way over here, sodding yanks have a lot to answer for, first McD's and now housing estates that can be...

Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:18 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Attention all Rockhopper 2 owners

Replies: 15

Views: 2985

having problems with mine to
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his names Bert and he keeps crapping all over the carpet what should I do?? :dance4:

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who are the BIGGEST sign players in the United Kingdom?

Replies: 27

Views: 7007

A little off the main topic but how many times have you heard " My son/daughter has this very good graphic package on his/her computer and they are very artie and they came up with this design can you reproduce it" Yeh right......... (:) :lol1: Customer :- "My 14 yr old son designed this on his com...

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MDF SignS: Mon Ami

Replies: 15

Views: 1923

Thanks folks, Rob see the bit on the sign where it says OFSTED registered, man you would not believe the crap they send out even regulations of the size of text stating that they are registered, names of owners, name of principal :roll:as an aside they guy next door objected to the planning on the g...

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MDF SignS: Mon Ami

Replies: 15

Views: 1923

yeah a little, don't ask me how much just trial and error, I do let the brush painted coat go off for 10 or 20 minutes as if I've found that wet on wet I don't get as good a blend.

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MDF SignS: Mon Ami

Replies: 15

Views: 1923

Any good quality branded exterior grade gloss and primer i.e. Crown, Dulux etc. none of this crap from Wilkos, one coat primer/undercoat front and rear then 2 coats gloss front and rear, these boards were brush painted not sprayed, although the edges were sprayed black with a small hvlp gun and no I...

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MDF SignS: Mon Ami

Replies: 15

Views: 1923

MDF SignS: Mon Ami

Some of you may remember this job from a couple of years ago, they are opening a second nursery in town, the first one was in a village about 5 miles away, well they are due to open in a couple of weeks, they actually took notice of me when I said it pays to have your signs up a couple of weeks befo...

Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rolex Watches

Replies: 24

Views: 1664

Re: Rolex Watches

(a man of great discernity, integrity and taste) Also tactlless :oops: :lol1: :wink: Thats what I like about you Phil :point: I chucked my watch away the day I became self employed, its stressful enough without worrying about the time too, yeah gotta agree though Rolex's are very http://images.goog...

Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Northumbria Rugs & Carpets

Replies: 23

Views: 3149

Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do I Fit MDF Sign

Replies: 16

Views: 3131

Image

Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Northumbria Rugs & Carpets

Replies: 23

Views: 3149

Totally agree with Jill & Lee on their comments, never let the customer dictate too much on the design, yes its their money but you are the designer he fits carpets, on the price mate TOOO CHEAP!!!!! £300 to £350 keep doing that much work for peanuts and 2 things will happen, one you''ll go broke an...

Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MDF Sign: KB Interiors

Replies: 18

Views: 3437

thats nice Lee very clean, I'd have made the numbers slightly larger.

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Broadband

Replies: 8

Views: 696

finally the exchange at work is online as of ten minutes ago but will have to wait till jan 05 for home one to go online :(

Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Accounts Software

Replies: 15

Views: 2699

I use DO$H www.dosh.co.uk tried Sage but its too bloomin complex for me :lol1:

Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:34 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Airbrushed

Replies: 14

Views: 2431

Boootiful!!!! Mandy, question for you, who does the designing you or Neil, do yo take it in turns? joint effort? just curious.

Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:09 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a design for awkward looking van?

Replies: 23

Views: 4686

. But with all due respect, I thought the purpose off this forum was to help each other as proffesionals. All I am asking For is an Image of a flower to save me time and the customer money. Ive been in this biz for a while and I could go out, hire a photo studio, and a photographer, but I dont thin...

Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:57 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a design for awkward looking van?

Replies: 23

Views: 4686

Pete get a flower from the florist, take a pic with a digicam, drop the background in photoshop or similar and print.

Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:07 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 10831

Thanks Mandy photo cd in the post this p.m.

Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:00 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 10831

Sex sex sex thats all you talk about Phil (or so your missus said) wanna borrow me specs :lol1: 1 P only mate

Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do I Fit MDF Sign

Replies: 16

Views: 3131

Right time for a re-education on EXTERIOR grade MDF, contrary to some peoples opinions, especially by those that have never used it :roll: , EXTERIOR grade MDF will not swell or rot in what passes for weather in this beautiful country of ours, I know of signs that have been around for 8 or 9 years t...

Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:14 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 10831

Here's a few pics of Saturdays meeting, top left John Leeson ( http://www.letterknight.co.uk ) chatting up the female participants, bottom left overall view with Neil Melliard doing his best to look intelligent with a trainee, large photo of the top of Neils head, it was a really great day, thanks t...

Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:59 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a design for awkward looking van?

Replies: 23

Views: 4686

Here pete have a look here on the subject of flowers and vans :lol1:
http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=6925

Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fitting Vehicle Graphics Outside

Replies: 7

Views: 713

yup been there done that, sweeping snow from van bonnets on a freezing December morning whilst the customer stands in his doorway with a steaming cup of coffee and doesn't offer you one (that cost him an extra £20 :lol1: ) maybe the pop up gazebo type things are the way to go? a chippie mate has a 3...

Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Competition £200 cash up for grabs!

Replies: 51

Views: 12945

Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack :D
Image
Here's a tip folks he's only about knee high so set your sights fairly low \/ :lol1:

Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: steel rules

Replies: 17

Views: 1169

*rofl*

Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: steel rules

Replies: 17

Views: 1169

KPMF do a great one right upto 2 metres long and with a safety edge to stop you chopping your finger tips off! (been there done that :cry: ) and a rubber base to stop it slipping, :o bugger I sound like a salesman :oops: sorry, I have a 1.5 metre one cost about £20 :cool:

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Places People sticka up vans

Replies: 18

Views: 2157

When I started I was lucky in that i had a mate who was a tyre fitter and he let me use his fitting bay when ever i wanted, but 4 years agao I moved to my present location that has 2 workshops.

Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Going round Badges

Replies: 4

Views: 745

I always lose the badges, just ask the customer what they want to advertise on their van, their name of the van manufacturers? Ah except Nissan those buggers have a habit of holes and pins as i found :oops:

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Crabby Jacks & Quality Cars

Replies: 10

Views: 1603

Do they make kilts in childrens sizes Jill? Robs only a wee fella :lol1:

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:37 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 10831

John you missed the London one it was last week, I'm doing the Leicester one next weekend (23rd) have a look here for more info http://www.prosign1.com/custom.html

Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:03 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: need a new logo and i dont know where to start?

Replies: 51

Views: 7705

[quote="James@MP"] Steve Broughton - hiya steve i do also agree with your statement there, the current ones we have used in the past and currently have been attached to this post, James you missed my point entirely as Phil said the point of this forum is to help other signmakers develop th...

Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:33 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: need a new logo and i dont know where to start?

Replies: 51

Views: 7705

Got to agree also and as to the design charging comments I charge £20 per half hour design and digitizing, the average graphic designer would charge a damn sight more, I know of one thats £20 per 15 minutes. a few months ago when we had a much missed member he would only offer help with other people...

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch, that hurts

Replies: 38

Views: 2247

:D Hey Shane I thought the sun always shone on you lot? i figured you just parked it up next to the barby and just let the sun warm the panels and you had a few tinnies and shrimp whilst you waited??? :D :cool: I've been using one for about 8 years and never had a problem either, err but i did knack...

Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice please looking for masking vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1934

Addie the stuff you are looking for is called Frisket, you should be able to get it here www.airbrushes.co.uk

Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ouch, that hurts

Replies: 38

Views: 2247

Great minds think alike mate I've been telling this daft lot for years to use wallpaper steamers to remove vinyl only ever gets to 100 degrees C so no chance of melting owt. Right for the very last time from Argos for 20 quid!!! http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId...

Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:27 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Opinions on the PC50

Replies: 7

Views: 1927

pile of hot steaming doggy doo, you can make better prints with half a potato and some ink :lol1:

Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Odd colour references

Replies: 4

Views: 985

Neither Polyrey is a laminate used in toilets/washrooms :lol1:
http://www.uetc.co.uk/polyrey_compact.htm

Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Graphics: Gilliard Landscaping

Replies: 1

Views: 524

Truck Graphics: Gilliard Landscaping

Did the usual jokes "don't you have to be careful where you park it in case some one thinks its a skip and bungs a sofa in it?" or the one about "fuel filler cap for a Skoda? seems like a fair swap to me mate" anyway what do you think? all cut vinyl inc. the green bit.

Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: need a new logo and i dont know where to start?

Replies: 51

Views: 7705

Ooooo lads n lassies looks like we have a Photoshop wizard on our hands :) Patrick 11 out of 10 for that one mate :cool:

Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Paint/Airbrush Truck Graphics: Olive Branch

Replies: 7

Views: 883

Bloody nice work mate and to some extent I agree about the paint looking better than a digi print IF the digi print is of real wood I'd agree but if you did the same techniques in photoshop as you used to paint it ie the airbrush then i'd say they would be on a par as you would need similar skills t...

Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:17 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Vehicle Lettering Easyer to remove than Vinyl ?

Replies: 20

Views: 9573

Pete I don't doubt that it works having read about it on Letterheads and in Signcraft on numerous occasions but as i don't do a hell of a lot of paint I can't comment on how easy it is but i will say one thing Oven cleaner may not hurt the paint but it is caustic to poor old human beings and it won'...

Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: bike decal kits

Replies: 3

Views: 518

Yes mate OE stuff is many hundreds or try www.dream-machine.co.uk if you want to buy the kits but if you want to do your own then no sorry mate can't help you, in 8 years I've only ever collected a tiny fraction of the graphics available for bikes and I know of no complete source for the files.

Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: VW - Becks Theme

Replies: 10

Views: 2002

mandy melliard wrote:....is that logo really all separate vinyl...it looks too accurate.....

Here you go Mandy 4 layers :cool:

Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: VW - Becks Theme

Replies: 10

Views: 2002

Ta Lee everythings all cut vinyl and the chrome is an exterior one (well thats what asked for :roll: ) yeah I had the same problems with some about a year ago I think that some companies themselves haven't a clue wether its interior or exterior :-? and just send you owt.

Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: VW - Becks Theme

Replies: 10

Views: 2002

Vehicle Graphics: VW - Becks Theme

A few weeks ago on a VW chat site a guy from Peterlee was looking for ideas to do his 1976 bay window pick up, this fella doesn't have a business he just wanted his Dub done in a Becks beer theme, today he drove for 4 hours (top fella :D ) from oooop north to sunny Lincolnshire so I could do it for ...

Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:44 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Factory Signs:

Replies: 4

Views: 864

Don't change them mate they look great, if you want to add that you do digital printing then just add a different type of sign to the brick wall or go for an A board or similar and do a more "corporate" design, your'e in a seaside place and your signs reflect that type of signage but you don't want ...

Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: VW Kombi

Replies: 16

Views: 2189

Hey Mandy everytime I see it it looks sooooo sexy, I never did ask you how you did it, cut paint mask then spray?

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

Replies: 15

Views: 4358

Well she finally decided to have the building done, had to be carefull this building is 600 years old so I had to be nice (for a change) to the local planning bods and when i mentioned things like wood and gold leaf and used words like signwritten by hand with paint (only my 2nd one in 8 years) they...

Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:58 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5611

rising wrote: I'm the straighest scouser you will ever meet. :-?


Straight scouser????? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Image

EH!!! all right der calm down!, calm down.

Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:18 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5611

here mate try this its a freeware prog. that converets anything to a pdf

http://www.tucows.com/preview/317507.html

Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saturday night

Replies: 11

Views: 1191

Re: Saturday night

johnchilds wrote:Well, here it is, Saturday night and there are 30 registered members and 13 guests currently on the site.

Sad, or what?

:-?


:D At that time I was in the Chicago Rock Cafe in Grimsby knocking back double JD & Cokes and boy did I pay for it yesterday *drink*

Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's working Bank Holiday?

Replies: 20

Views: 1582

Not a chance. Those days have gone. I'll be polishing my bikes if it's raining and riding them if it's not. :D Me too after I've mowed the lawn, finished painting the bathroom, mend one of the cupboards in the kitchen, put in a new gas hob (don't panic its only LPG :lol1: ) do some work on the camp...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:09 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why signlab 5 weld don't on XP?

Replies: 15

Views: 3914

works fine for me John v5 rev12 on XP Pro

Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mickys tyres

Replies: 6

Views: 1033

johnalphasign wrote:Guess its a bit of a breeze doing these after a while
John


:doh: DOH!!!!!

Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:23 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mickys tyres

Replies: 6

Views: 1033

John the price includes a 6 metre pole, they aren't printed the letters are made of the same rip stop material and are sewn on, and Chris the supplier is errr ME! :lol1: 01205 761308 they can be made in a wide range of colours you can have upto 3 background colours that are stitched together and the...

Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mickys tyres

Replies: 6

Views: 1033

vehicle graphics: mickys tyres

This is a new thing to me but found a local company that can supply these at half decent prices (£185) I saw them in a bannerbox catalogue originally but their's were smaller and £110 more expensive than this one.

Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

Almost all things in a workshop can and will screw up your health IF you don't take notice of warnings on the packaging/safety data sheets (now we all have safety data sheets handy just in case HSE want to visit don't we???) all it takes is a little care and common dog MDF is safet to use IF you go ...

Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

Err green??? ah if its a green tinged board mate thats Medite 313 moisture resistant not Medite Exterior, if it was sold to you as being Exterior then go back and give them a tw@ round the earhole with a big lump of 313 and get yer money back. Oh and wear a dust mask if you are cutting a lot as the ...

Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

John, Crown stronghold is a trade paint and there are various types in the Stronghold range, ave a butchers http://www.crowntrade.co.uk/

Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

but i think the 3m resperators are fine unless you are planning of spraying all day long. i generaly stick on a paper suit goggles and resperator for spraying sessions of upto about an hour 2... :roll: hey Rob if you are really doing this can I have your grenadier when you,re dead? you silly boy!!!...

Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:15 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

Hey its not every day i get to save someones life :P remember this job I did John ? http://www.uksignboards.com/download.php?id=1201 Well the letters are 18mm medite and I sprayed them with an exterior primer undercoat first then a coat of car high build primer then a couple of red base coats then a...

Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: WOOD-What spray paint?

Replies: 24

Views: 1956

you trying to get rid of poor old John advicing him to use 2K, doubt wether he's got an air fed mask and he'll be doing it fully suited, John stay aawy from 2k they contain nasty isocyanates that will make you very DEAD!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hiya

Replies: 13

Views: 1252

Hey guys show em the picture of your bus, go on go on :cool:

Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: bitmap/vector art fonts

Replies: 2

Views: 457

Kev there's an easy way of doing this, in Corel type your text in your chosen font, import any old bitmap of your choice and the use the "powerclip" feature and powerclip the font into the text, you could make your own bitmap effect in photopaint or photoshop.

Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated signage: Ogham

Replies: 13

Views: 1984

I've never done a sign like this Rob so excuse the stupid question, when routing the clear perspex I assume you left a return to stop the letters falling out? told you it was a daft question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Magazines

Replies: 16

Views: 3536

Of the UK ones then I'd say Sign-Link www.sign-link.com is the best of a bad bunch, the only sign mag I have a subscription for is Signcraft www.signcraft.com its a US based mag but often covers signmakers from the UK, its available here www.handover.co.uk

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Skate board graphics

Replies: 21

Views: 1900

No problems with bmx mate, at the time I was into skateboarding, late 70's :cool: , skate parks were a little thin on the ground in Lincolnshire i.e. NONE :( and what with the total lack of anything remotely in the way of a hill I passed bmx by and went full on road racing and time trialling right u...

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Skate board graphics

Replies: 21

Views: 1900

Hey Paul don't tell me that picture was taken whilst you were sitting on your purple chopper :lol1: Raleigh that is :lol1: :wink:

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Skate board graphics

Replies: 21

Views: 1900

The 80's!!!! check this mate got me first board in 76 when I was 14, you young scamps :lol1: spent all me pocket money on green Kryptonic wheels and grip tape here have a look at this site www.skatepool.com :cool:

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:11 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what side do you paint your shadows?

Replies: 10

Views: 4564

At least most people get it right and do the shadow down, I've seen some that go up "So tell me where in the world does the sun shine upwards you MUPPET!!!" :lol1:

Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where is this?

Replies: 10

Views: 1254

niknaxpc wrote: robert the bruce shooed his horses in my workshop!!
Nik


bloody hell Nik you're wearing well then, did you help :lol1:
OK then I'll get me coat, check please!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just wanted to say...

Replies: 10

Views: 1063

bubbles = the equivalent of a Signwriters brush strokes :P anyway thats what I tell em!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mystery machine

Replies: 17

Views: 2425

10, 11, 12 Sept, www.vanfest.org

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

Replies: 15

Views: 4358

Smart van :D Does the print wrap around the panel or is it contour cut? Bizarre question I know, but just wondered how it was done :D Cheers, Dewi Dewi in my best Ron the Manager voice "Mercedes Vito............... panels ................ vehicle wrapping .................... bloody nightmare!" No ...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

Replies: 15

Views: 4358

It was deed mate, the most pathetic looking thing you've ever seen :lol1: and err yes I did give the missus the others when I'd finished :lol1: :cool:

Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

Replies: 15

Views: 4358

Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

another original name :-? what is it with folk round here, no bloomin imagination as is demonstrated when the owner asked ME if I had any pictures of flowers for her van :roll: "well you're the one with a shop full of them!" :lol1: So I said give me a bunch of your favourite flowers and I'll photogr...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

How it will look when finished:-

Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

Heres the finished panels for the post sign on the main road, background medite, painted and vinyl, the main text 19mm foam ( I proffed a bit at the sign show :P ) then gilded with 23k gold leaf. The attached othe drawing is how the sign will look when complete, it may be a while before I can post t...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mystery machine

Replies: 17

Views: 2425

Ha Ha!!!! AIRCOOLED!!!!!

Mike I'll be at Vanfest too (although without me van as its not ready- 1970 Bay) I'll keep an eye out for you, Paul R now I understand, nice paint job :cool: :cool:

Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:09 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: jill

Replies: 25

Views: 8614

By gum Dewi's joined the Village People :lol1:

Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

:D Thought I'd leave it till someone notices :wink: seriously they are busy doing some building work there and the signs haven't gone up yet so I'll do it then, still have more to ad to this job so keep yer eyes peeled, you OK then Eddie mate? John I usually tack these on the end of any digital jobs...

Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: wood preparation for vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 1236

Crown Stronghold Exterior primer/undercoat is best along with Crown Stronghold Exterior gloss and DON'T use ply its bloody useless :lol1: you want Medite EXTERIOR MDF much easier and nicer to work with than crappy old ply, I get my sheet wood materials here http://www.edens.co.uk/ one coat of primer...

Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: happy holiday's!!

Replies: 30

Views: 2473

Already been to Italy for a week (May) and will hopefully get another one in end of August/ early September, Greek Islands possibly.

Ooops sorry have a good time Nick :cool:

Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5543

Pantone is great BUT it should never be adhered to as the last word on colour matching, there are sooo many variables when using pantone, the process used to produce the print, screenprint, litho, letterpress, digital etc. etc. then you have the substrates to take into account coated, uncoated, scre...

Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

10mm medite mate.

Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 2544

Signs: Petfood Supplies

Part of a large job of 15 signs, these 2 are a mixture of paint, vinyl and gold leaf.

Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:08 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i export an AI from Sign lab to Coreldraw please?

Replies: 6

Views: 1802

Yes export from Signlab as eps and import into corel as "postscript interpreted" that works

Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: buffet business

Replies: 8

Views: 1039

Nice looking job Dex and don't worry about the bubble you'll get it with time, there is a book available called "Vinyl graphics how to" by Larry Mitchell, its a yank publication but you can get it from AS Handovers 020 7272 9624 its about £15, btw if you ever get as far as Cadwell doing track days g...

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: See ya after the 14th!

Replies: 10

Views: 837

Leeroy wrote:OOOhhh you could read quite a bit into that post Jilly.


:lol: :lol: :lol: thats what i thought too, have a good time Jill. :cool:
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