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Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:59 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice on which plotter software is best?

Replies: 17

Views: 7882

i know signlab is proberly 1 of the most used software packages but i find Vinyl Master Pro so much easier and quicker to use, im proberly 1 of the minority that use VMP but it is good, you used to be able to download a demo which was fully working apart from you couldnt save your work etc i dont kn...

Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:47 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: What kind of phone systems do people use?

Replies: 19

Views: 7350

iv got call waiting so when you are on the fone it beeps to let you know there is some1 holding/calling and i can put the current caller on hold while i see who the other caller is and call them back if i carnt sort it quick, cost an extra £2 a month i think it is. Or are you thinking along the line...

Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: posts being removed !

Replies: 4

Views: 987

only reason i asked was iv seen umpteen similar questions for car/van outlines that have been put on numerous threads and not in the file swapping section and have been put on so didnt see a problem, no worries anyway. Thanks for the offer Nigel iv got you vehicles disc cars/vans etc, but its only t...

Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: posts being removed !

Replies: 4

Views: 987

posts being removed !

Not sure which section this is sopposed to go in :-?
I put a post in the misc software section last night ref a outline for a *********** and its been removed ! and i know i didnt swear on it lol :P why has it been removed (?)

Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bloody neighbours and their uncontrolled dog.!

Replies: 16

Views: 2473

its the owners that are more at fault than the dogs, i live in the middle of nowhere on a farm no roads just dirt track for 2 mile to the nearest road and theres livestock here aswell, over the years we have had no end of problems with dogs chasing and killing animals round here, i go out and give t...

Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to cut rolls of Vinyl

Replies: 7

Views: 1985

a lot of faffing about but you could put it in your cutter and just cut the full lenght of the roll, do a 3mm stripe down the middle, remove it cut the backing paper job done, just means a lot of re-winding of the vinyl back onto the tube especially if its a 50mtr roll :-? , at least you have nice s...

Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Has anyone seen this before?

Replies: 19

Views: 2513

Take the veh to another body shop ask them what they think ! and im sure they will say paint fault and get them to put it in writing its a paint fault, assessor has to go with an independant assessment then... My brother has been painting cars for over 20 years and any fault like that he would just ...

Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: so I remember when..

Replies: 56

Views: 10598

i remember my 1st job :roll: the old fella said right its about time you started earning your keep sunshine (chat.) we lived on a farm so during the summer months up at 4.30 out in the fields by first light 5ish back home for brekky at 8 get ready for school :cry: back home at 4 changed and back in ...

Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: will one of my workers be pasma covered?

Replies: 1

Views: 441

you only need pasma to erect/move/dismantle the tower, you dont need 1 to work from the tower.

Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: is PASMA certification needed, advice please?

Replies: 2

Views: 557

i did my pasma and cherry picker ticket a year or so ago, as far as i know health and safety state only a competent and trained person must erect/move/dismantle towers, been doing a lot of stuff for northumbrian water over the last few year and they wont let you touch any tower or other plant unless...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:02 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: graphtec 3000-60 artcut

Replies: 7

Views: 3445

apart from having the right driver in there im afraid im stuck as i dont know the software, in the setup window of the software you could always try setting it to hpgl instead of the graphtec see if that makes any difference, i would of thought some1 would of come in on this thread who does use artc...

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:52 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: graphtec 3000-60 artcut

Replies: 7

Views: 3445

you installed the ops662 drivers ?
have you actually got the cutter to cut anything since you bought it!

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:17 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: graphtec 3000-60 artcut

Replies: 7

Views: 3445

not used artcut myself i use vmp i have same cutter tho, iv just had a quick read of the artcut 2005 manual online and in the initial setup window of artcut how have you got it setup ! have you used the graphtec or hpgl settings? also check the baud rate in the settings. are you using usb or serial....

Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:13 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: My graphtec ce5000-60 cuts only first 3500mm of a job.IDEAS?

Replies: 13

Views: 6207

when i send a cut file to my graphtec the cutter measures out the length of vinyl be fore it starts cutting then returns to start position to begin cutting, as far as i know its mainly set up as default apart from the vinyl length iv changed.

Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:17 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: PC has / is dying - help please

Replies: 12

Views: 4275

iv had the same problems of blue screen over and over again which like yours turned out to be dust in the cpu heat sink but a good blast with me air line sorted that and worked great, had same prob again a few months later but it turned out to be the power supply was fried and kept blue screening, n...

Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Old school photos

Replies: 47

Views: 5332

talking of bad hair do's WHAT did they do to me sisters hair :o then again it looks like we only had 1 bowl in the house for hair cut days lmao mines not much better on this 1 :oops: can you imagine getting this from a photographer these days you would sue him lol :P

Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Old school photos

Replies: 47

Views: 5332

soz carnt work out how to put these all on 1 post.
at least this 1 looks NORMAL :P well apart from me hair :oops:

Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Old school photos

Replies: 47

Views: 5332

lol :oops: please dont ask what they had me dressed in lmao :evil:

Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Old school photos

Replies: 47

Views: 5332

jeez these things dont see the light of day much :roll:

Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:46 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: my first cutter - advice please

Replies: 27

Views: 9712

have a look at vinyl master pro (vmp) you can order a fully working demo disc :wink: if you like it its £249 but iv seen it as low as £99 retail including dongle and warranty on ebay! make sure you get the proper version tho 2.50 is the older version with no usb support for cutters !(although you ca...

Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:13 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: my first cutter - advice please

Replies: 27

Views: 9712

now you have decided which cutter, what software are you going to run it with :roll:

Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:03 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VMP cant get it to work.

Replies: 5

Views: 1693

theres 2 versions of vmp the old 2.50 which didnt have usb support and the new version which apparantly does, which version have you got ? i had a mare setting up vmp to work my graphtec as i was using the usb, there is a walk thru setup that explains how to set up a Generic printer to use the usb p...

Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: which application tape would be the most suitable to use?

Replies: 5

Views: 783

we had the contract (2yrs) for the malboro yamaha (Biaggi n co)500gp team few years ago to do all there paint work and gfx, now we could only apply x amount of in weight paint/gfx to each fairing/seat/tank, they always wanted the lightest/thinest vinyl as possible and also as they said dont worry ab...

Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:41 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: my first cutter - advice please

Replies: 27

Views: 9712

you wont go far wrong with a graphtec mine hasnt missed a beat in 6yr and thats why they go for good money 2nd hand aswell. :wink:

Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 4x4 spare wheel cover

Replies: 6

Views: 1276

well after leaving it in the sun to heat it up still no stick :roll: so put it in the spray booth under the ir heat lamps for half hr finally got it done, weird as iv done loads of these and its the 1st 1 iv had hassle with. Can go watch the F1 qualifying now :P

Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 4x4 spare wheel cover

Replies: 6

Views: 1276

4x4 spare wheel cover

has any one had problems with vinyl sticking to the semi rigid plastic 4x4 wheel covers, had 1 in today which had a old garage name/phone number printed on, just did a black circle with some mitsubishi logo on it and would it stick ! hell no, 1st go was on mactac 8300pro wet, didnt even attemp to st...

Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Business introduction letter

Replies: 3

Views: 858

iv never used a intro letter as such, when its quiet i drop biz cards into empty shops/premisess i also drop them in all the take aways as they like updating there windows regular, and shops that have dodgy signs already up ! as in oh i was just passing and noticed your sign looks like it could do w...

Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Black Vinyl Nightmare !!

Replies: 15

Views: 2448

my graphtec is colour blind so it carnt tell whats in it. :P seriously tho, dont you just set the plotter to measure the width/lenght/sheet of vinyl, dont know your cutter but has it some sort of optical eye ! if so can it be turned off as that may be confusing it. so if you cut a vector in red and ...

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: oracle6510 pink flourescent

Replies: 2

Views: 597

metamark fluie is nice to work with, fast next day delivery etc, all the prices are on there web site but when you talk to them you can get cheaper :P

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advise on removing old vinyl please?

Replies: 43

Views: 5654

is it April 1st here or what :roll:

Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advise on removing old vinyl please?

Replies: 43

Views: 5654

why would you use 1 board to hide another! (bodge job) if you are thinking that way just scrap the old 1 and re-new the lot. job done properly then, seems you are looking to cut corners which very rarely work and will cost YOU more money.

Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cheapest Supplier of Mirrored Silver Vinyl

Replies: 9

Views: 1251

oracal do mirror in oracal 381 ultra mirror cast in silver/gold.

Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Planning/Maximising Layout for cut vinyl

Replies: 15

Views: 1987

i think you will like vmp when you get it as it does more or less everything that has been said above, all you need to do is set the vinyl width and it does the rest, squishes everything up for you in 2secs flat, it also auto seperates the colours if using more than 1, even tells you which colour to...

Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advise on removing old vinyl please?

Replies: 43

Views: 5654

its going to look like a right bodge job flooding over that lot then redoing the lettering. think you are stuck with either a hot air gun and 2 days work ish but thats ok just charge £200 a day labour (!) can you not do anything with the other side of the board or is both sides visable when mounted ...

Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Planning/Maximising Layout for cut vinyl

Replies: 15

Views: 1987

yep vmp does all that import/design/cut, it imports/exports most file types, very good software for the money. what version have you got the demo for ! if its the early version it doesnt like windows7, win xp and earlier its fine, earlier version can be a faf about setting it up to work with the usb...

Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Planning/Maximising Layout for cut vinyl

Replies: 15

Views: 1987

on vinyl master pro once you send all the gfx to the print spooler you just hit the squish button and it auto compresses all the gfx into the smallest area, you can also manualy position all the gfx, when its all done it shows to the mm how much vinyl it will use.
what software do you use !

Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 'World Cup Sweep Stake Results'

Replies: 354

Views: 43287

you mean like gordon banks :P

Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 'World Cup Sweep Stake Results'

Replies: 354

Views: 43287

hahahaha a draw :P surely they only have to do another 1 of those and they will be on there way home :P Then the mrs owes me a tenner i said they will not make the second round, please please please loose the next game :P sorry again hehehe

Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 'World Cup Sweep Stake Results'

Replies: 354

Views: 43287

detest football with a vengence, over paid over rated blokes running round kissing each other ! :roll: not my cup of T at all, me and the mrs carnt wait for england to be knocked out :P hopefully in the 1st round :P sorry.

Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Non payer

Replies: 52

Views: 9408

yes peter its other industries aswell, i work from my brothers premises a big car body repair shop, he's been in busness since early 80's and he has said its getting so bad now for folk paying, he's got to the stage over the last year ish where he is repossesing there vehicles for work he has done 6...

Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Non payer

Replies: 52

Views: 9408

i had similar problem last month, fitted vinyl only to his existing 15mtr x 600mm car sales board and his show room windows, i got £150 deposit then after fitting he says i charged him too much so he wasnt paying ! 6 weeks of going there every other day and no money, so i told him he either paid by ...

Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:39 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: new to this and lost. driver for plotter?

Replies: 6

Views: 3345

VMP-vinyl master pro is very good and for the price £250 and iv seen it advertised for as little as £150 ! much cheaper than sign lab/flexi, i think you can still go to there web site and order a fully working demo disc, dont think the demo allows you to cut or save tho, depends what you want from y...

Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what are your views on Vehicle outlines please?

Replies: 33

Views: 5312

iv used impact outlines since 2006 very good never had problems with them and for the price you carnt go wrong especially if you do a lot of vehicles.

Mon May 31, 2010 6:45 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: new computer help please?

Replies: 17

Views: 5936

you can network the 2 operating systems together ok, heres a link with step by step pics to show you how its all done.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

Mon May 31, 2010 4:07 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: new computer help please?

Replies: 17

Views: 5936

on win7 theres a feature that allows you to run apps in older modes 95/98/2000/vista etc.
my vinyl master pro wont run on win7 unless i run it in win xp mode then works fine although a lot slower than on my other pc that runs on xp, useable but slower.

Thu May 27, 2010 11:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Small Vinyl Lettering

Replies: 27

Views: 8187

how small is small ! you have to take a bit more care when weeding really small stuff, iv just done a rake of 10mm text took ages to weed but still weeds ok, i also use a graphtec, i do all my cutting at the same speed small and big text, what vinyl are you using and what sort of temp is it where yo...

Mon May 24, 2010 11:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Blue reflective vinyl - restrictions?

Replies: 7

Views: 2262

saying that tho, round hear teesside way theres loads of beak down trucks and small security vans all running around dressed in blue/white checks and from a distance they look like 999 motors until you get close up and its joe blogs security/breakdown firm.

Sun May 16, 2010 12:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Looking to get into vinyls and would like some advice...

Replies: 20

Views: 6032

£1500 will get you a basic set-up iv got a graphtec ce-3000-60 mk2, cost just under £1000 5 years ago has not missed a beat in 5 yrs, the other £500 will get you some vinyl/aplication tape, main colours and you will proberly need software ! flexisign £400 basic to £1800 vinyl pro and signlab £600 ba...

Tue May 11, 2010 1:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spider in my garden...

Replies: 16

Views: 2486

silly question but watching national geographic they reckon something like the top 8 out of 10 most deadly spiders/snakes etc live in australia ! :-? how do you folks over there deal with knowing that little nat bite might be the last bite you ever get ! :-? worst thing i ever come across was a adde...

Mon May 10, 2010 11:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Wrapping an Astin Martin Vantage tomorrow, wish me luck!

Replies: 9

Views: 2827

if you make a mess of it and want somewhere to hide the car iv a nice warm garage will just about fit a aston martin in :P
Good luck with the job :)

Mon May 10, 2010 11:11 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Battlefield Bad Company 2 : Spray wrap on BMW X5

Replies: 12

Views: 4007

got your msg Dave but for some reason it says "Sorry, but the administrator has prevented you from sending private messages." i must be in the bad books lmao as me pm's have always worked before !! I dont play much these days couple of hrs a week thats about it if that. I used to be a memb...

Mon May 10, 2010 12:03 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Battlefield Bad Company 2 : Spray wrap on BMW X5

Replies: 12

Views: 4007

very very nice :P iv been online gameing since the 33k dial up modem ! origanal quake,q2,q3,counterstrike,moha,flashpoint and the latest flashpoint dragon rising-big disapointment,call of duty,all the battlefield games apart from bad company, i need to get that.still on cod4 atm. years ago i had a c...

Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:04 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: firefox problems, anyone else?

Replies: 10

Views: 3816

if your cpu is overheating that will cause blue screen/shutdown, i had a month or so of blue screens and it was doing my head in, noticed loads of dust/crap in the heat sink fan etc, put me compressor to it and jeez iv never seen so much dust blown out :o also blew the power supply out and again jus...

Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:58 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Can I use vinyl master pro with Pcut

Replies: 2

Views: 3034

when you install vmp and go into setup there is a list of cutters if the pcuts not in there you can set vmp to a default hpgl cutter settings, theres a video on the disc that shows you exactly how to set your cutter up in the help section.

Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact outline number required

Replies: 12

Views: 3526

the lwb tailgate r/windows 2000-07 is RENA0043
the lwb swing dorrs r/windows 2000-07 is RENA0045
there are a few more models aswell tho.

Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:28 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: windows 7 any good

Replies: 38

Views: 13229

i bought a new laptop in nov with win7 on it, at first i thought mmm but after using it over a few weeks i loved it, much better and faster than xp pro iv used for years, so iv now updated the desktop to windows ultimate 7 and soooo much better than xp pro and you can buy win7 for more or less the s...

Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:22 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: what can I do with my used versacamm cartridges?

Replies: 41

Views: 11408

Slap me if im off track here (:) but if you have so many empty/used carts how come you dont go onto bulk ink systems ! no more empties :) simples :roll:

Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The VIDEO Link Thread... Have you seen this one?

Replies: 559

Views: 177100

No video just sound but this phone prank is just a classic ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5z4Vs26-TI

Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:09 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help with Versacam & VMP

Replies: 2

Views: 709

in vmp you have to be carefull which printer you have set in windows as your default printer ie your deskjet because when you send your file to print from vmp it will send to the default printer ie your deskjet! its a pain in the a, everytime i send a file to cut i have to click on the printer/cutte...

Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:10 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Font manager trouble!

Replies: 17

Views: 6501

Martin, had the exact same error as you did and no fonts, another signshop i know told me to install the s/l demo then reinstall the full signlab, worked a treat all ok now, why it does this font error thing i dont know but it seems a common thing.

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mileage Charge

Replies: 6

Views: 1313

I never charge milage as a seperate part of the job i just include it in the price/quote for the job. further i travel more expensive the job would be

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop sign pricing,

Replies: 32

Views: 3997

Is that to buy the foamx or is that a made up sign with text on it chris?

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop sign pricing,

Replies: 32

Views: 3997

5mm 8x4 foamx/foamalite i think they call it is only £25ish from Pyramid so if you are using 1/2 on a job thats £10ish 751c price on paperco price forum although if they want cheap cheap i use jac's vinyl £1 mtr, i had the same problem a month ago a guy wanted i 30'x3' for nothing i blanked the job ...

Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop sign pricing,

Replies: 32

Views: 3997

a sheet of foamx 3mtr x 320mm is what ? £5 ish, 6mtrs text (2 colour 3mtrs each) £8-12 ish so £17ish + markup £130-150 nice hrs work :wink:

Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: MOTORCYCLE OUTLINES

Replies: 31

Views: 10729

I think the prob with the bikes is as been said so many maodel changes every year and just silly little 1's aswell, to get the gfx for the gp bikes we had to get yamaha to send a set over and we just copied them and had them on file from then but so many little changes and everybody wants the latest...

Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone else use jac vinyl?

Replies: 21

Views: 4476

lol duncan, what i meant about no bubbles is iv used oracal 751c and metamark 4/7 series and had a few bubbles here and there :-? jacs vinyl just flew on and no bubbles :wink:

Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:36 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: What cutter should i buy (help)

Replies: 10

Views: 3126

i carnt fault my graphtec at all excellent machine, :wink:

Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:35 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: font sizing prob in sl 7.1

Replies: 5

Views: 1047

the logo's are 1/2 the height of the characters so np with them, the file he emailed me was a jpeg and just normal text and not at the dimensions he wants, what he doesnt want is the o being flattened at the sides which it does when its stretched up, im afraid he will have to change his font or live...

Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:11 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: font sizing prob in sl 7.1

Replies: 5

Views: 1047

Thx peter, im stuck with the arial font he wants because its on his web site etc, the reason he only wants 17inch wide is he says a landrover back window is 18inch at the bottom, and he wants it high enough so any1 else in the club can see other members from a good distance away and wave! he said th...

Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:52 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: font sizing prob in sl 7.1

Replies: 5

Views: 1047

font sizing prob in sl 7.1

iv been asked to do a run of window stickers that are 17inch long with the following OFFROADNORTEAST.CO.UK the prob is when i do this line of text including the logo either end the text ends up 1/2inch high which isnt going to be any good as it wont be seen if you are more than 20ft from the vehicle...

Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: No vehicle outline, no vehicle to photo or measure!

Replies: 10

Views: 1354

If ever i need a actual photo of a car i go to ebay theres every car you can think of on there just save the pic and open it in your software.

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Is Yell.com worth while?

Replies: 18

Views: 2404

you can get a FREE add on yell.com but it only has your company name and phone number, if you pay for a add on yell it gives you a link to your web site and a few other odds n sods you dont get with the free 1.

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: hints & tips please on applying vinyl to wheel covers?

Replies: 32

Views: 4214

Old wooden cable drum you will find laid about ind est's iv got 2 just for wheel covers and you can tuck excess under the drum to hold in place, i also use registration marks at north south e and w to line it up, as long as you get the cover smack in the middle of your template the vinyl should go o...

Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone else use jac vinyl?

Replies: 21

Views: 4476

Because i only ordered 10mtrs to try i didnt get the app tape so carnt comment on the tape you have to buy a full 50mtr roll to get the free app tape, even if it is cheapy app tape im sure it could be used ok on budget sign jobs.

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New HP Solvent printer

Replies: 7

Views: 1675

The rep told me 1 has just been installed at a print shop in middlesbrough so i might go have a look there, 1 did ask him about the inks and he was on about some New solvent ink thats a few steps up from cadet/versacamm inks but these printers he said a pure solvent printers they cannot be converted...

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone use metamark 4 series and how did you find it?

Replies: 8

Views: 2215

same as marcella here too, iv used the 4/7 series good vinyl as long as you use it for what its intended for and thats flat surfaces and its fine. :wink:

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone else use jac vinyl?

Replies: 21

Views: 4476

I think this vinyl i got was 3-5year and at £1 mtr + a free roll of App tape(must buy a full 50mtr roll though) its not bad value while the free Tape comes with it.

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New HP Solvent printer

Replies: 7

Views: 1675

New HP Solvent printer

Iv had HP on the phone today asking me to go see the New HP Solvent Printer 1.6m in sheffield, does any1 know much about this machine ie: is it a print n cut or just a printer, i told the guy i was looking at versacamm and cadets etc but he said they are dinasaurs now :-? and you need to get into th...

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone else use jac vinyl?

Replies: 21

Views: 4476

does anyone else use jac vinyl?

Just tried some of this jac's vinyl from Victory today did a 7mtr x550mm sign on foamx, it weeds great and NOT 1 bubble in sight :P comes off the release paper with app tape fine and to tell you the truth i cannot fault this vinyl on the type of sign i did, i think it would have probs on the dips an...

Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:20 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: So many options, so little experience......

Replies: 19

Views: 2755

I know alot of folk talk about there prints MUST be Laminated to go on vehicles etc but i get my digi print done on a grenadier and the guy ONLY laminates the bonnet for obvious reasons but never the sides or the back and in the 4 years he has been doing digi print he says he has NEVER had a return,...

Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:21 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Too Apple Mac or not too Apple Mac? thats the question!

Replies: 57

Views: 12855

I have had 1 crashed pc since using xp pro when it came out years ago, i find it near 100% stable compared to win 98se its a dream, but like all pc's and im sure macs (no nothing about a mac btw) the thing has to be setup correctly in the 1st place, iv 3 pc's atm 1 at work and 2 at home, the work 1 ...

Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can i use for outdoor/short term use?

Replies: 16

Views: 2831

Im a oracal 751c man aswell as rob says does just about everything and anything, ive used a bit of metamark which is ok but compared to 751c its like cardboard :roll: , ive had victory phoning me over the last week wanting me to try JAC vinyl, iv heard a few people mentioning it but not much, iv got...

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:11 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: is my CD-rom causing my computer to freeze?

Replies: 9

Views: 2150

had same prob myself with a cd this week, the cd drive light just stays on as if reading the disc, freezes pc untill you open the cd draw, i threw my cd in the bin lost some data but disc was goosed :-? :-?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Top Gear - tonight BBC2 8pm

Replies: 18

Views: 2039

Brian check out ebay american motors iv just been looking at a mint black shelby 500gt zr :wink: same car used on the new war of the worlds film very very nice and didnt they use 1 in gone in 60 seconds awsome machine still looks the part today :cool:

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: my vinyl is very brittle, why is this?

Replies: 16

Views: 2393

i use 751c on everything and find it really good but i have found similar probs to what you talk about but ive learned how to cure it now, when i 1st started using 751c i found it very thin compared to metamark i was using and do still use so had to reset the force/pressure on the cutter but have fo...

Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: would like some comments on my company logo please?

Replies: 82

Views: 20742

im also with andy and marcella on this 1, the cloud 9 much better than the hold up, wife wears hold ups but thats another story :P

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:59 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me with set-up issues and plotter?

Replies: 16

Views: 12267

the reason i mentioned this martin was i did the exact same thing last month, put a larger hd in and used it as my main hd, i just copied the old hd all to the new bigger drive and most my apps didnt work when i changed the ribbon cable over on the 2 hd's and used my original smaller hd as the main ...

Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:24 pm

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me with set-up issues and plotter?

Replies: 16

Views: 12267

cloning another disc then trying to run apps from the new disc can cause probs because when its installed originally it updates your registry to the app on that disc, when you try to run the same app from another disc the pc cannot find the registry info for the app on the disc so wont work! put the...

Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:13 am

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me with set-up issues and plotter?

Replies: 16

Views: 12267

it worked till the pc was FIXED ! what was wrong with pc and what was done to Fix it ?

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:06 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Windows Vista available soon.

Replies: 22

Views: 4215

I think you will find you also have to upgrade your gfx card aswell as the system ram to run vista so its gunna cost you over £100 to upgrade your pc + the cost of vista ontop of that. Good thing about a new os coming out is win xp price will drop like a stone :wink:

Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:51 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: disapearing fonts ?!

Replies: 6

Views: 1523

aha found the problem of the disapearing fonts and only DEVICE FONT in the drop down font list, because i had my vinyl cutter set as the DEFAULT PRINTER and there are no fonts to use in it thats why all my apps were showing device font only pfftttt, formatted my pc aswell because of this, and after ...

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wireless HELP!!

Replies: 20

Views: 2388

i use the bt voyager wifi and when you 1st set it up you have to put 2 pin numbers into your wifi pc card(key number and serial number) which are the 2 numbers on the bottom of the router so no1 will be able to connect to your connection)your router) without those 2 numbers :wink:

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:04 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: disapearing fonts ?!

Replies: 6

Views: 1523

i disable all the jumk in xp george ie system logs/events etc as its never ever used, i think i only have 9 things actually running on windows xp i switch everything off, although i did do i search for fonts and there is nothing coming up in windows no folder font manager or anything iv just checked...

Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: disapearing fonts ?!

Replies: 6

Views: 1523

disapearing fonts ?!

i did some work at home using ms publisher put it on a disc then at the unit today tried opening using publisher and it came up saying various fonts missing and replace them with x font. i opened the file went to fonts and the only fonts in there were DEVICE FONT 15/17 and 17 !!! checked everything ...

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tax! Lovely tax!

Replies: 16

Views: 2462

I would say most accountants are pretty helpfull and you are paying them to help you pay LESS TAX, where does he get this being self employed you will pay MORE! i wasnt happy with the amount of tax i was paying a couple of years ago so got rid of the accountant and went straight to the ir and got th...

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tax! Lovely tax!

Replies: 16

Views: 2462

Tax is a pain in the (!) and as you say gareth its also down to individual circumstances, when the ir dragged me in 18months ago they went through everything and the 1 thing i had done incorrectly was i claimed the monthly hp payments on the veh, you carnt do that unless its leased, because i had bo...

Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tax! Lovely tax!

Replies: 16

Views: 2462

i dont mention milage and have never been asked about it, i just put all my fuel reciepts in and they just ok it.

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tax! Lovely tax!

Replies: 16

Views: 2462

for the last 5 years i have claimed EVERYTHING reguarding motoring expenses and that was after i was dragged in by the ir under investigation of climing things i should not of been so they say. my vehicle i bought for use as a company veh so the ir said i could claim 100% of fuel,vah tax,depreation ...

Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: would application tape on backing paper work?

Replies: 34

Views: 5621

cut some a4 sheets of backing/release paper, cover it with app tape but have 20/30mm over to wrap underneath the backing/release paper this will hold it in place while you post it, i use oracal app paper and its a nightmare for lifting and curling, every time i app tape to gfx i have to leave excess...

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:46 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: where can i find some instructions for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 13

Views: 4340

customers have problems putting a telephone number on there vehicles, i dont really mind as they come back and we redo and recharge, giving some1 a wrap to put on on there own wooo no way. i would say thats a total no no, if you are going to go down this route tho you could always put the oracal wra...

Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:38 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i lay out graphics in order to cut in signlab?

Replies: 8

Views: 2900

i must admit i have only used signlab the once but from what you say as in just send the lot to the cut file and cut as is! surely thats a hell of a lot of wasted material, how long is a lwb tranny ? 5/6 mtrs of vinyl when if squoshed in you may use 2/3 mtrs, lot of waste. this is what i carnt seem ...

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:08 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i lay out graphics in order to cut in signlab?

Replies: 8

Views: 2900

so if i understand you here, what i have to do is get all my text lines with a weed box/cut line around them and nest them all up b4 i send them to the cut file, mmm guess signlab should have a look at the way vinyl master pro does this and they may learn something! think il just take my pc and use ...

Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:13 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i lay out graphics in order to cut in signlab?

Replies: 8

Views: 2900

how do i lay out graphics in order to cut in signlab?

after using my mates signlab and flexi sign during the week i found it a nitemare compared to vmp which i use and the 1 main problem was sending to the cutfile and once there i could do nothing with it, ie: the lettering on the side of a van, various lines of text i outline the van with a drag box a...

Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro Software

Replies: 10

Views: 3448

iv been using vmp for 12 months now and i must say it is excellent, it does everything you could ask of it and more and for £499 i think its hard to beat, today for example i went over to my mates sign shop as he wanted a hand doing a couple of vans and 2 of his staff didnt turn in (xmas hangover we...

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday night nutty thread...

Replies: 26

Views: 3969

1972 i was 14 cough cough and i seen a advert on tv for the british army showing a huge tank screaming through woods and mud and the guy saying YOU can join the army and do this!!! woooo i was smitten and from that day all i wanted to do was join the army :P old fella had other plans :cry: we had a ...

Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i use oracal 751c cast on vehicles?

Replies: 28

Views: 3053

rrr iv been using the 7 series, nice vinyl tho and rips back if laid wrong which sometimes you carnt do with 751.
There is also 651 lee but its not cast so deep recesess(carnt spell :roll: ) may be a problem.

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i use oracal 751c cast on vehicles?

Replies: 28

Views: 3053

I use both metamark and 751c, i find the 751c is excellent for just about everything but it is very thin and once on its on! metamark feels like cardboard compared to 751c, and when i get 751c at nearly half the price of metamark its 751c for me. on my graphtec i think my force is set at about 15 fo...

Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:25 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Emergency file recover... or not as the case may be...

Replies: 8

Views: 2620

do you have a antivirus on the server, on norton even if you delete a file you can still recover it using norton, pain in the a tho, iv just had my main 80gig hd crash today so im in similar boat but i have 2nd hd as a mirror in pc so hopefully the auto backup should of sorted mine i hope :oops:

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Fantasy-which would you choose

Replies: 70

Views: 12481

Suppliers iv spoke to about this have all told me most things that are printed need lamming as said above so if you go seperate printer/cutter/laminator thats 3 machines you need to find space for, if space isnt a issue then np, the other thing is 3 service contracts! ouch. we dont have the space fo...

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:45 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Fantasy-which would you choose

Replies: 70

Views: 12481

for that money a 54'' cadet/grenadier/versacam print n cut. Well thats what iv asked the wife to get me for xmas :P she says it wont fit down the chimney tho :cry:

Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: will wet vinyl dry out properly?

Replies: 4

Views: 1290

Iv scrapped the 1st 3/5mtrs of the various rolls as they were just crinkling up as the dried so sod it i cut it off. nitemare nevery mind at least the cutter was dry :D always keep a plastic dust cover over that when i leave, i dont really want to make a insurance claim on £75/100 of vinyl it will p...

Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: will wet vinyl dry out properly?

Replies: 4

Views: 1290

will wet vinyl dry out properly?

Opened the unit up this morning after heavy rain last night and o dear water all over the workshop floor from leaking roof, i go into the cutting room where all the vinyl is on 4 racks and 1 of the racks the water has gone all over the rolls of vinyl starting from the top 1 and run off that and carr...

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: oh dear....

Replies: 5

Views: 1186

heheh very good like the last 1. 2 hunters in the woods and 1 trips over and his gun goes off and shoots his self the other fones the emergency services emergency: hello whats the problem hunter: my friend has fell over and he is badly hurt he shot his self i think he is dead emergency: calm down ca...

Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Govt Targeting 4x4's AGAIN

Replies: 17

Views: 2124

8/ All 4x4's to be banned completely because they are intrinsicaly evil and their owners should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for having one in the first place Thats gunna have the country up in arms Phil heheheh 4x4s i need them and when the new v8 range rover sport comes out in jan/feb my s...

Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:00 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: HELP!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 2063

Lee i know you are still using corel for your design but would you like me to send you a demo disc for vinyl master pro its fully working you may find things a bit easier, pm me if you want it ok.

Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4171

im not 100% sure about the PP if he clears his account, but PP do state you are protected upto £500 so i assume PP pay you what you paid/lost and then PP chase the scum bag for the amount.

Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Govt Targeting 4x4's AGAIN

Replies: 17

Views: 2124

Just heard on the news that good old ken livingstone is now going to up the charge for DIESEL VANS that go withing the london toll zone by 100% he says he see's this as a way forward in stamping out polution in the capitol. mmm lmao i see it as a good way of putting jobs on the line and buisnesses m...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:49 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: HELP!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 2063

once you put your vinyl in and klik ENTER to use ROLL 1/2 it will measure the width and the cutter will park on the right as you are looking at the front of the cutter ready to cut, press ENTER again and it will give you the width it has measured this will NOT be 610 even if you are using 610 vinyl,...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anybody been stung on ebay?

Replies: 21

Views: 4171

I always use paypal as you do it comes from my account via paypal, i think you can claim upto £500 from paypal, did you also know if you complain to PP about him pp will freeze his PP account!! so stops him trading if he does a fair bit on ebay, mention that to him he may change his tune.

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Govt Targeting 4x4's AGAIN

Replies: 17

Views: 2124

Govt Targeting 4x4's AGAIN

Its budget time again and i hear on the news that Road tax is going to go up to £215 for 4x4s and also fuel duty is going up again on top of that they are talking about charging us to use the roads via tolls, WE paid for the roads in the 1st place now we have to pay to drive on em jeez :evil: The ch...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My latest sign shop visitor :)

Replies: 6

Views: 1176

Is that 1 of those australian spiders that if it bites you you leg it to hospital or is it none venomous? :cry:

Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:41 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Help

Replies: 25

Views: 6627

have you got corel to use the plotter when you send data to be cut?(may be sending it to you printer) check settings, also is the language set corretly ie:hpgl ! i had similar prob after i formated pc makes a sound for a second or so then nothing, also check the digital readout on the plotter may co...

Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:52 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter Help

Replies: 25

Views: 6627

i think you said you were using corel draw or something similar to do your designs and using this to send to the cutter? i know this can be done as quite a few people on here do the same but i would advise getting a dedicated dedicated software package for designing and cutting vinyl signlab/flexisi...

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:29 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what should i buy a graphtec C5000 or summa D60?

Replies: 11

Views: 4649

you wont regret your purchase mines the ce3000 mk2 610, i think the 5000 has superseeding this now but really is a good cutter.

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removing Spraypaint

Replies: 10

Views: 1671

If its proper car paint you wont get it off no matter what you use without hours of work, 2pak/celli car paint isnt meant to come off once on, even small car jobs in me bro's body shop take at least a hour to rub down to the primer/bare metal and thats using air tools ie: wet n dry on a rubber disc ...

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:03 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what should i buy a graphtec C5000 or summa D60?

Replies: 11

Views: 4649

I can only comment on the graphtec as i havent used/seen a summa working but the graphtec is excellent machine and at £995+vat ish worth every penny. Accurate/fast/reliable and warranty what more can you ask for. :P

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:08 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can a cadet be good enough to run as a basic plotter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1789

i dont have a cadet although i get a fair bit of digital work and sub it out, what i can say is iv seen the cadet in action and it cuts the same as my plotter including small fonts, cadets a expensive vinyl cutter though at 8k :roll:

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle graphics - Chevette Castrol Rally car

Replies: 9

Views: 1307

nice to see the old cars like these are still around and looking good. :P

Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Customers and Trade publications ? ?

Replies: 11

Views: 1442

same as dave, no way would any1 see what im paying for goods just what im charging. Seems crazy how a sign company can show the customer what he is paying trade for items and then ask for 3 times if not more for the said items, customer is going to be giving it 'But you only pay x for those why so e...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cadet plus Remote turn on !!

Replies: 15

Views: 2408

In windows xp pro you have -schedule task- can you not schedule a task to the printer every 12hrs or so to print a specific item or the same pic? iv never used task scheduler as i have mine turned off, people more up on windows than me may know about this function. :roll:

Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2347

from cleveland police web site on firearms: Handguns (defined as having a barrel of less than 30cm or less than 60cm overall) were banned by the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, but exceptions were made for muzzle loaders and shot pistols in .410 or 9mm rim-fire. People could also claim an exemption i...

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:42 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 18

Views: 4411

ps. or i think its gold but il be corrected if im wrong :D :roll:

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 18

Views: 4411

Kenny is right with the price although you can get substantial discount if you are full gold member of the ukboards, so its well worth thinking about upgrading your membership. :wink:

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:03 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 18

Views: 4411

On the new 2007 library i got from impact last week i just had a quick look at a few vans and i brought them up to 2000% in flexi and that was the actual size, i carnt remember what file type i imported the outline as so there may be a full size file in there but i havent had time to have a good loo...

Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 18

Views: 4411

i think you will find you will need to up the size of impact outlines to 2000% to get the actual size, as a rule of thumb a std number plate is 520mm so i always measure that on the outlines to get it right. Have you now got some vinyl gfx software lee ie: signlab/flexi/vmp or you using photo shop e...

Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what liquid to use when applying vinyl graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 2003

heheh this debate of wet/dry runs on with loads of folk on the boards, dont let robert see you mention wet application he'l trip lol, i only did my 1st 2/3 jobs wet but found it a pain as it took so long to squegee all the water out but i just used water nothing init, everything i do now is dry appl...

Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2347

That sounds like a nice gun :D i like the beretta pistils they are sooo reliable and give so much abuse and never in over 15 years have i ever had 1 jam on me saying that the new sig sauer pistols are also very good,iv always been into guns, was brought up on a farm so shotguns we used from 12 year ...

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2347

its funny the way armed response work, they stay out of harms way 1/2mile down the track and send in the beat coppers in 1st and when its made safe they radio the inspector its ok for him to come in, he then takes over, inspectors fine they know me as they have been here for the same thing loads of ...

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: general chit chat

Replies: 21

Views: 2347

Talking of irons, we had the armed response here a few weeks ago cause a joe public foned em (live on a farm so we have a few guns cough cough 52 to be exact (:) ) when they came round and went through them all as they usually do , the inspector said any more in the house and the wife said yes 1 mor...

Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:40 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Any views on a Graphtec PRO FC5100-75 cutter with signlab?

Replies: 11

Views: 4188

Loftus cleveland !! i live 3 miles from there if you would like me to go see it for you np.

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:26 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone help with cadet info and finance please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3133

the cadet you mention thats £38 week i think is the 1 you have to purchase a min of £125 a month media from them ie: ink/vinyl which when you look at the total price over the time of the rental/purchase is a bit hefty.

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Pricing Guide

Replies: 9

Views: 1441

Would a sign pricing guide work 100% across the uk/scotland/wales, what i mean is supply and demand in different areas is going to be very different from say what is charged in London to what is charged in a small town in say scotland/wales etc, i keep a eye on the sign guys around me so i know what...

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: politicly correctness going OTT AGAIN

Replies: 29

Views: 3589

well it seems the old folk at the home have ripped down the planner and put a petition in against it and from what the wifes saying they have said fine EVICT US all 47 of us lol. lets see what happens now :P people power .

Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: politicly correctness going OTT AGAIN

Replies: 29

Views: 3589

To tell you the truth peter i dont know exactly what they expect them to do, what i do know now is there is absolute hell on at the place a petition is going round to get it removed and i think me wife is also going to resign over it :( so atm the balloon has gone up and it is causing a lot of grief...

Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: politicly correctness going OTT AGAIN

Replies: 29

Views: 3589

politicly correctness going OTT AGAIN

My wife works part time as a area manager for a very large uk company (they make the black stuff with the white top-remember the rutger hower adds :wink: ) they provide sheltered housing for the elderly. Yesterday she got a letter with a yearly planner A3 size and was told to put this up in the main...

Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Finally taken the leap

Replies: 22

Views: 2572

Mark the buisiness enterprise group Walkerhall http://www.walkerhall.co.uk/ give people advice on how to start a buisness they advise on everything including sourcing suppliers for there buisness, but i would say most people starting up need some sort of signage van/premises etc so if you make yours...

Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Finally taken the leap

Replies: 22

Views: 2572

Good luck with the venture mark, little pointer for you if you are looking for more work, do you have a unemployment office near you, if so they do loads of stuff for getting people off the dole and STARTING there own buisnesses, training providers such as rathbone, pertemp get people starting, now ...

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best vinyl for me to practice on?

Replies: 13

Views: 2609

i dont know which cutter you have decided on but if its a graphtec and a new 1 you will recieved about 4/5 box's of samples from metamark which i thought was a real nice touch from them, i think there was 4/5 rolls of there 7series vinyl 5mtrs on each roll, roll of app tape half a dozen squeqies(car...

Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign/gfx buisness folding

Replies: 25

Views: 2799

the link at the bottom of phils posts to his www addy.
IE rrrrrrrrr i use mozilla firefox might be that :oops:

Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign/gfx buisness folding

Replies: 25

Views: 2799

still down for me too, this is the full error msg im getting.

Error 404: /\company\index.htm is not found at this location

Back to www.therightsigns.co.uk homepage

Document: /\company\index.htm
Time: Saturday, 18-Nov-06 12:03:19 GMT
Remote host: 86.146.201.57

Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign/gfx buisness folding

Replies: 25

Views: 2799

interest rates dont help either i spose.
Phil is it just my pc/connection or is your web site down! i get this error when i klik enter.
Error 404: /\company\index.htm is not found at this location

Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign/gfx buisness folding

Replies: 25

Views: 2799

Sign/gfx buisness folding

is it the time of year or something, but the last few months i seem to see sign/gfx outfits closing left right n centre, 2 within 5 miles of me a couple of people on the boards and ebay has 2-3 all selling up. or is this buisness classed as a 'oh thats easy ill do signs/gfx' and turns out after 6 mo...

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2236

Thx for that link very good stuff on there. :P

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:05 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what type of gold paint can i use on outdoor vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 3205

scotchbrite pads you will get from a motor factors, its very sililar to the green scratchy part of the washing up pad so not as course on vinyl or paint as sandpaper, scotch pads are mainly used to take the gloss finish off paint work b4 the lacker is applied, cheap as chips they are to buy.

Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:49 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2236

Harlies pfft :evil: dont do harlies i hate em lol, wife loves em though :roll: its more the modern jap stuff im after but no worries, thx anyways.

Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:32 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2236

Thx lorraine, im going to get the new impact veh anyways but i do a fair few bikes atm, its taking pics n resizing etc.

Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

Replies: 7

Views: 2236

? reguarding impact vehicle library 2006

can any1 tell me if the above also has motorbikes aswell as cars/vans/trucks etc ? and if it doesnt is there a cd/dvd that does do them.

must change my pic/avatar, the hairs gone, well it went a year ago :roll:

Thx alan

Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:55 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: new plotter advice

Replies: 3

Views: 1583

I use the ce 3000 mk2 610 excellent machine, new £895 i think it was direct from graphtec. :P

Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 323206

That link is just pure class :P

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Driving school roof sign

Replies: 2

Views: 1411

Or this place, iv just had 10 done for a driving school, not lit though, pretty heavy with 3 round magnets on the base covered in rubber boot, good quality roof signs though.

http://www.lettercrafttopsignsuk.co.uk/

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Whats in your genes??

Replies: 27

Views: 2673

Well you carnt choose your family or what they are, you can your friends :-? i keep asking my old fella to PLEASE take his old black n white photos down he has all over his house, Reggie n Ronnie Kray :roll: mmmm old fella used to work for them and run 1 of his clubs, i dont even ask what he got up ...

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: own van

Replies: 29

Views: 3997

just read the highway code n its 70 mph for car derived vans upto 2 tonnes max laden weight. :roll:

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: own van

Replies: 29

Views: 3997

reguarding the speed limit on dual carrageway isnt it 70mph upto 7.5 ton ?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: prices

Replies: 12

Views: 3709

Vinyl Master Pro is i think very good and also you can d/load a FULLY working demo and i think you can get a demo disc sent from Grafityp, vmp goes for £500ish which if you are on a tight budget its seriously worth looking at. :wink:

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show us your puppies/pet

Replies: 119

Views: 23671

Heres our new addition to the family, family of siberian huskies that is :P

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: where can I get an acrylic bender?

Replies: 7

Views: 3508

Iv had 1 of these for years mainly for steel sheet work but used it also to bend acrylic useing a heat gun to warm the bend area works great :wink: http://www.machinemart.co.uk/product.as ... 2044&g=106

Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:13 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: question about Graphtec JX1060 Signjet printer/cutter

Replies: 3

Views: 1761

Thx Brian, seen it on ebay last night and never heard of it b4 thats why i thought it must of been a oldy. oops just noticed i posted this twice. soz.

Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:00 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: question about Graphtec JX1060 Signjet printer/cutter

Replies: 3

Views: 1761

question about Graphtec JX1060 Signjet printer/cutter

Does any1 know anything about the above print n cut machine, iv googled but not much about it, is it a old old machine, worth looking at or out dated now ? thx Alan

Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: vehicle I.d man le150c

Replies: 1

Views: 464

If i carnt find the veh i want on the disc i goto ebay look 4 it there copy/paste the pics from there :roll:

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: recycling to save the planet!

Replies: 29

Views: 3782

All this save the planet from carbon makes me laugh, years ago the diesel engine was promoted by the gov as the way to go and diesel was cheaper than petrol, now its oh dont use diesel and we are going to stamp on you if you run a big 4x4mmmmm, i run 2 4x4s on pure veg oil 0% emissions do i get a ta...

Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:37 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: would it be sensible to go ahead and buy a PC600?

Replies: 25

Views: 5432

Have you thought of farming out/subbing the printing out! i get digital print done on a cadet at a local vinyl gfx shop at £12 per mtr 610mm and that is laminated aswell ! suits me great as i charge £55 per mtr, saves me work and any mistakes are down to the printers not me. :P

Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Premises or not?

Replies: 9

Views: 1349

1 other thing to take into account that no 1 has mentioned is who is responsable for the Flat ? ie maintainance!! You or the Landlord you rent it from,if you, you are responsable for all maintainance,electrical,plumbing,heating even the roof blowing off! also the flat will be classes as unearned inc...

Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2753

LOL driving karts is a bit er hit n miss in the wet lol, some guys just seem to have something that allows them to go soo much faster in the wet !! when rossi/swantz/dohan n co came karting with us 3 years ago they were just so fast in the wet makes you feel like parking it. :-?

Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2753

1 of the main reasons for going over to karts now tho is expense as you say motor sport is expensive, in the years we did rallying we were spending 50k + a year and we had sponsors to the tune of 60k a year (set of slicks £1200) and we would do 3-4 rounds a day over a weekend 5-6k in tyres ouch, Ral...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2753

i dont like the auto karts, the gearbox karts are more fun, the 250 rotax i use now is just for fun no serious stuff anymore for me, if you every get a offer to try 1 grab it they are so FASSSSST scary little demons they are lol, like the pic but if i had karts coming at me like that my hand would b...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:40 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Your views on the hassle free vinyl suppliers out there!

Replies: 50

Views: 9691

i was using europoint untill i ordered 10-15mtr (usually ordered 50+ at a time) for a 1 off special, was told sorry we dont deliver to where you are based (redcar) near middlesbrough, er only the biggest chemical plant in the uk and rather a VERY VERY LARGE AREA, im in what they call a GREY area!!! ...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2753

Any1 into Karting?

As the title suggests have many of you been Go Karting? i know you can go to kart tracks and pay n drive the twin engine 4 strokes which are fun, iv bin karting for 3 years now and just gone from a 125cc to a 250cc rotax gearbox Kart O M G :P 0-100 in 6secs lmao top end 150ish depending on gearing a...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:41 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heatpress materials

Replies: 4

Views: 2065

ok thx for that, staff are gunna love me when i go in and say "right your doing T shirts now aswell" lol hehehe

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:36 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Heatpress materials

Replies: 4

Views: 2065

Heatpress materials

Guy has asked me if i will do him some T shirts and Polo shirts after i did his shop front, this is something i have never done before or even thought about doing, iv had a quick read through the forums about pressing gfx to shirts etc but my question is, can i use a normal inkjet office A4 printer ...

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:58 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: why can i not stay logged on to the boards?

Replies: 6

Views: 1707

Its down to personel likes/dislikes at the end of the day same with anything from vinyl to cutters etc but i find firefox faster than IE and seems more secure it must be 3 years ago the last time i used IE, iv seen they have released a new version as Nick says so i might give it a try :roll:

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:02 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: why can i not stay logged on to the boards?

Replies: 6

Views: 1707

IE whats that :-? havent used that in some years now, have you tried firefox/mozilla browser very very good :P

Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:11 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Help i'm new here. New cutter giving poor results!!

Replies: 12

Views: 4784

i had a similar prob last year cutting a football logo out and i tried everything from reinstalling software to eventually formatting the pc, still the same, :-? what i eventually found was it wasnt the software or the cutter it was the font and the logo itself when i blew it right up and checked al...

Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:17 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone help me set-up flexisign with Graphtec FC2100-60A

Replies: 13

Views: 7602

Is the cutter set to roll or sheet feed ? if its set to sheet it WILL run it to the end to measure the sheet ! :wink:

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:57 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

Checked the manual and as you say the 5000mm is default for the cutter i would still check the setting to make sure it is actually set to 5000. also do you have your cutter set to PRE-FEED ? if it pulls through your 3.5mtr then returns to the start you know the data being sent is ok as its pulling t...

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:40 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

5000= 5mtr so that should do a cut lenght of 5mtr np, im going to see if i can find my cd for my cutter as its the same as yours graphtec Ce3000-60 Mk2 unless its a setting in corel that needs adjusting but i dont use that so cannot point you in the direction of settings for corel.

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:34 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

Do you have the manual for the cutter which is on cd when you buy the cutter, if so have a look in there and reset the cutter to the desired 3.5-4 mtr you need, if you havent got the manual i will dig mine out for you with the setting you need. :wink:

Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:10 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

r thought of another way, when you 1st put your media in it asks if its a ROLL or SHEET if you set ROLL it just measures the width, if you set it as SHEET and put your 3.5 or just over sheet (3.5 meter roll) it will pull the FULL SHEET through and measure it then pull it all back to start the cut th...

Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:04 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

i havent got my graphtec on this pc so i dont know where the setting is but if you have your graphtec manual on the pc it does tell you how to change the default lenght setting of your media, btw you can d/load a demo version of vmp and its fully working so you wont have these probs you have atm via...

Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:21 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: hi and please help

Replies: 20

Views: 8084

in corel 12 can you not set your media size in corel to the size you want 3.5 x 360 ? i dont use corel draw so im unsure if this will work or not, any of the corel draw guys will deffo know this 1, if you have the cd that came with the cutter its got the setting in there to change cutter media lengt...

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Driving School Headboards

Replies: 2

Views: 1706

Thx alot Nick :cool:

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Driving School Headboards

Replies: 2

Views: 1706

Driving School Headboards

Does any1 know where i can get those headboards you see on top of driving school cars that are held on with magnets i need to find 8 and sticker them up by saturday. :roll: Thx.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manual or Auto Cars!

Replies: 43

Views: 5171

Yer semi auto so you still have the choice of playing with the gears and manually changing which is fun for a while but also full auto and let the box do what it is designed to do,the nice thing on these top end performance cars now is the amount of settings you can use for the box,normal driving/se...

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manual or Auto Cars!

Replies: 43

Views: 5171

you may say that if you are in a performance car then it should be manual, BUT if you look at most top end performance/super cars now what box have they in them! AUTO's :P ferrari/porche/astin martins etc all auto's ,was reading some data the other day and it said in the uk auto boxs are now fitted ...

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manual or Auto Cars!

Replies: 43

Views: 5171

I love the yank muscle cars from the 50/60/70s they are all watered down since the 70's, only 2 yank motors iv had a Dodge Charger the car they use in the dukes of hazard and painted the same colour Red and complete with the union flag on the roof, doors opened tho lol. that was a bruiser of a car s...

Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: business plans?

Replies: 10

Views: 1022

If you are talking about a buisness plan to take to a bank for a loan to start a new buisness then you are going to have to sit down and add up all your outgoings seperately, ie rent/rates/electric/water/gas/insurance van/car running costs etc etc etc, then you are going to need all the prices for y...

Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manual or Auto Cars!

Replies: 43

Views: 5171

Auto's in trucks, i used to drive hgv1's years ago, used to live in croydon when all the brixton riots kicked off , i had a replacement truck which was auto and omg was that heaven driving in and around london compared to the manual boxes, when it was empty it used to smoke the rears away from light...

Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Christmas - Could they really ban it?

Replies: 78

Views: 5225

1 last item b4 i go to bed aswell, it is now illegal to fly the union jack from your property in parts of the uk, i thought this was our national flag! banned never the less. upsets other folk in the street i hear !!! in hull the st george flag was banned from cars with a 60/80 quid fine over the wo...

Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Christmas - Could they really ban it?

Replies: 78

Views: 5225

This subject could easily send the ballon up ! Im not going to have a go at various religions/faiths etc but this country is going to the dogs, we are going so ott in respect of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS its getting a joke. The Christmas ban lmao, ban it or not it will still go on and who will enforce t...

Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manual or Auto Cars!

Replies: 43

Views: 5171

Manual or Auto Cars!

Been having discussion lately on the pro's and con's on both manual and auto Gearbox's What do you drive auto or manual and why? I prefer auto box's so much easier and hassle free to drive, 1st auto cars i drove was a 3ltr mk1 fast back granada and the old rover sdi 3.5ltr and a opel monza 3ltr all ...

Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: comments please on glass etch cracking windows?

Replies: 18

Views: 2873

If it is a known problem of glass cracking/breaking do you get the customer to sign a disclaimer in case the glass does break? ie il do the job but bear in mind if the glass breaks its down to you! asking as im about to do 2 shop fronts next week and they are in the sun most of the day :-?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:39 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: New Computer asking for network password?

Replies: 24

Views: 4185

If you remove the network card and/or disable onboard lan then reboot the pc you should no longer get the network password box come up, also uninstall the network card software b4 rebooting. after rebooting and all is ok shut down pc refit network card and reinstall driver and it SHOULD be ok , beca...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond or Rynabond

Replies: 2

Views: 606

Aha thx alot David

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond or Rynabond

Replies: 2

Views: 606

Dibond or Rynabond

most of my work is vehicle gfx so i have never used either Dibond or Rynabond, but now a customer wants 20/30 signs making 800mm sq, iv been looking through the forums and these 2 seem to be what people are using for signs, so using these will be a 1st for me, can any1 tell me what the difference is...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:33 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: is a graphtec compatible hardware with illustrator?

Replies: 7

Views: 2232

You deffo get a illustrator plug in with the new graphtecs, 2 discs with it the cutter driver and the plug ins for various software.

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Steve Irwin dead - update

Replies: 18

Views: 2353

This guy used to make the hair stand up on the back of my kneck when i watched some of the things he did with deadly snakes :-? sad day for Aus and his family and RIP but many thanks for the hours of entertainment he has given us, sad loss :cry:

Mon May 08, 2006 9:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: impact vehicle outlines

Replies: 6

Views: 1125

question for IMPACT, does the impact outlines have motorbike Gfx sets on them, ie the standard Gfx you get on a new bike, i sent a email to impact about it a week or so ago but havent had a reply.
Thx
Alan

Mon May 08, 2006 9:09 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: OK so who's not going to SignUK

Replies: 106

Views: 10193

Was looking fwd to going for months and now work coming outa my ears so unless we get some cancelations we carnt go, But if any1 does go have a word with EUROPOINT for me and ask if my order from FEBUARY !! will be arriving THIS YEAR anytime LOL (:)

Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Problem with suppliers

Replies: 0

Views: 417

Problem with suppliers

Any1 else had bad delivery or supplier probs? as in not next day prob or even next week late i mean 9 weeks AND STILL COUNTING!! I dont really like to have a moan at people as im as easy going as you could get but 9 weeks and umpteen phone calls and being told sorry it will be in the post tomorrow b...

Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:41 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: drivers/ software

Replies: 13

Views: 3474

Divers you should get from Graftec, did you not get them with the machine? Cutting software is expensive but you could try downloading a demo version of the various vinyl cutting software and try them before you commit to buy, see which 1 you like or find easier to use. Flexisign,signlab,vinyl maste...

Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I thought "tax wasn't supposed to be taxing"

Replies: 9

Views: 985

I know at the end of the hp term the vehicle is mine to sell keep whatever i want minus the vat n tax etc pfft it just miffed me that i was paying £340 a month to lease and i claimed all that back against tax :lol1: i bought on hp and now its classed as capital gains so i can only claim the interest...

Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I thought "tax wasn't supposed to be taxing"

Replies: 9

Views: 985

Funny this Tax lark and the way you get stung!! iv been leasing vehicles for years and because the vehicles were leased i could claim 100% of the lease payments which has been nice. 2 years ago i decided to BUY on finance but this worked out nearly 50% cheaper than to lease :P AHA great. Problem. Ta...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you work out prices for jobs?

Replies: 4

Views: 974

Dont undersell your work/prices, say you pay £2 mtr for 610mm vinyl, £11-12 a mtr you want to be selling it for :roll: bear in mind your other materials you are using App tape/masking tape/cutting blades/cleaning materials/premises etc etc etc, they all need paying for and it has to be the customer ...

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: State of the nation ....

Replies: 8

Views: 566

mmmm sad over here in the UK these days isnt it!!!! Why o Why can we not be like the Aussies! did you guys not so long ago threaten to sink a ship full of refugee's if it went any closer to Australia!! i laughed my head off for weeks over that, and i still think today why we have spineless polititia...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Headboard for Driving School Cars.

Replies: 7

Views: 2202

These boards are white Lynn, but a few years old so the owner wants them looking new, hence he wants them stripping/cracks repairing in the fibre glass and repainting.
Cheapest i found upto now is £85 including basic Gfx. Expensive for what they are, fibre glass box and 2 magnets :roll:

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Headboard for Driving School Cars.

Replies: 7

Views: 2202

What iv got atm is a driving school with 6/7 cars wanting all the cars doing and the headboards, Now the owner asked me to strip off all the Gfx from the headboards RE-PAINT them White and put new Gfx on them. Iv quoted him £25 per headboard Gfx only, now he wants the old 1's stripping and painting,...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Headboard for Driving School Cars.

Replies: 7

Views: 2202

Thx Nicola

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Headboard for Driving School Cars.

Replies: 7

Views: 2202

Headboard for Driving School Cars.

Headboards for driving school cars, stuck on the roof with magnets under the board, any1 know who/where i can get any of these headboards.
Thx in advance.

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: can cut all the tests i send but not the files? used to work

Replies: 5

Views: 1631

Have you set the cutter as the default printer for your pc? Start/Settings/Printers-faxes set cutter as default and reboot.

Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:04 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Font problems with Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 9

Views: 2351

When you send the image you want to cut to you cut spooler, sometimes it will auto turn your image 90 degrees, what its trying to do is get your image to fit the vinyl the best way it can, However you can turn it around if you want to just by clicking on the image and using the rotate tool ( 4th ico...

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I must have a moan...Police!

Replies: 18

Views: 1725

i would not trust the police as far as i could throw 1, iv been stung by them a few times! lad i went to school with joined the police from school( back in 1974 btw) i used to go drinking with him every fri nite for years, he came round the house every day for a coffee on his walk abouts, 1 day i wa...

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:49 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: What vinyl cutters do you redommend?

Replies: 20

Views: 6499

check out graphtec. you wont go wrong Excellent machine and not much more than a ebay special :roll:

Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Application of vinyl to metal surfaces

Replies: 2

Views: 631

Have you tried going over it all with a heat gun after you have applied it ?
Iv just flood coated a 6x4 alluminium panel this morning, same prob, a few bubbles here and there but the heat gun sorted them out, but be gentle with it :)

Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dont you just love joe Public!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1153

Dont you just love joe Public!!!

Just did a driving school car last week, all well and good and customer happy as larry, lol as if. 3 days later he phones and says he sacked a driving instructor who has now copied the new design i did for the owner of the driving school so, can i now REMOVE all his 3 day old gfx and REDO his whole ...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Cutting in mirror image - how to stop it?

Replies: 5

Views: 1585

i use VMP and dont have the prob you are having, once you send your file to the print spooler what you see is how it will cut, so if you are getting a mirror cut image it may be a setting on your cutter, i use a Graftec so a Pcut is unknown to me soz.

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Richard Burns,

Replies: 23

Views: 2356

A big big shock to hear that Richard passed away, he was destined to be the schumacher of the rally world without doubt. :car: im sure he will be upthere racing with the other greats like Senna/Hill and clark :car:

Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Couriers arghhhh

Replies: 7

Views: 976

Couriers arghhhh

Well i recieved my new Graphtec on Monday :lol1: ordered my oracal 751c cast and it arrived today (thurs) well more or less arrived, as my daughter said who was stood at the door as he struggled to carry 4 boxes of vinyl, the 2 top boxes fell on the concrete drive and splatt bust open so i now have ...

Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: fishing ...... hunting ?

Replies: 42

Views: 4332

I fish i hunt and eat what i shoot, but there are too many do gooders about these days and they want everything banned!! nowt as funny as folk i spose (:)

Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Quantas Airlines

Replies: 8

Views: 729

Isnt Quantas the ONLY airline that has never had a air crash ? :P

Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can i lacquer over?

Replies: 8

Views: 5782

We paint n repair the motogp yamaha team and we get all the gfx sent in from holland where the yamaha motogp factory is but alot of the gfx are painted on to the carbon fibre but there is a weight restriction on the amount of paint that can be applied, as in grams lol ill see if i can find out where...

Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:09 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: OEM software

Replies: 6

Views: 2145

Well for a saving of over £100 i think its a no brainer really OEM :P

Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:31 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: OEM software

Replies: 6

Views: 2145

OEM software

Have you noticed the massive price difference between OEM and Retail software! iv just been looking on ebuyer at windows xp pro inc service pack2, OEM £79, Retail £173 :roll: Hell of a price hike for a instruction manual and a Box with a nice picture on it, i take it it must be 1 of you lot thats pr...

Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How to Make a Woman Happy.

Replies: 4

Views: 514

heheh me wifes agrees with you jayne but she always says to me You men just dont have a clue!! whatever that means lol
Number 4 doesnt apply to me shane dont have a tv havent had 1 for years :P but i MUST have to pc keyboard :P

Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:07 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: which software should i buy vinyl master pro & signlab?

Replies: 9

Views: 2318

yes Becky i got the disc thankyou, i did reply to a post about recieving it you may not of seen it but thx alot, btw i find the weld in VMP very straight forward and easy but bear in mind i havent used software like this b4 but in my opinion i find VMP alot easier than flexi/signlab. :P

Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:26 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: which software should i buy vinyl master pro & signlab?

Replies: 9

Views: 2318

Spirit do a google search for VMP and signlab and you will find you can download a 30 day demo, have a play with them and see what you think, i prefer VMP to signlab buts thats me. :wink:

Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Typical women's shopping trip

Replies: 3

Views: 413

wifes just seen this and her reply was along the lines of, he missed 3 shops out AND why only 1 visit to each shop !!!!!! omg what are they like (:) (hot)

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:27 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what software can i use with a graphtec CE3000-60 610?

Replies: 22

Views: 7656

Iv been doing same thing as you del, looking for a decent software, iv tried the demos of most that are out but i have just recieved a demo disc of Vinyl Master Pro ( Thx very much to Nigel and Becky for the Demo Disc :P ) and i dont know why but this software just seems so much easier to use than t...

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yankee Test

Replies: 58

Views: 4059

45% and barely in the yankee catagory.
BTW question 17: What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house? :roll: is this a common thing you do in the usa :P lol

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signextra - thoughts?

Replies: 13

Views: 1128

What i personally would like to see more is Suppliers on there, ie Vinyl suppliers coral,avery,mactac,Machine suppliers and there latest products and software etc, i know the suppliers are resticted to what they can say about themselves in the other forum threads ie self promotion but in sign extra ...

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signextra - thoughts?

Replies: 13

Views: 1128

Iv read Signextra from top to bottom and i think its Very good, nothing in there that i didnt find interesting and it was all a good read, compared to the Signworld magazine which i like but there was only 4/5 pages that got my attention to read the full article (adverts etc) Signextra gets the thum...

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSB Poll on this site!!!

Replies: 23

Views: 1971

UKSB Poll on this site!!!

So who was the 2% who voted this site as POOR!!! :evil:
Poll is on the opening main page.
Theres always 1 i spose! dare you to put your hand up :wink:

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:20 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro Demo - where can I get it?

Replies: 5

Views: 1631

Soz i carnt PM Becky silver membership atm no PM but if you can view my profile you will see all my details there, and thanks :lol1: Profiles are not a prob for me Martin as this is for a cutter only, i noticed some earlier posts( http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=91437&highlight=vmp#9...

Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:36 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro Demo - where can I get it?

Replies: 5

Views: 1631

Vinyl Master Pro Demo - where can I get it?

Lo all :P has any1 any idea where i can get a demo for VMP, iv found a old old site that had a d/l demo but i think its ver 1 :-? bit long in the tooth i think, its ver 2.7 atm. Iv filled in the form to get a cd sent from here http://www.vinylmasterpro.com/united_kingdom/software.htm but i think tha...

Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Finally starting up the business

Replies: 37

Views: 5433

There is a lot of help about for new buisness start ups grants/loans etc, iv been to see Buisness Link who are going to put in 50p for every £1 i put in upto a max of £5000 from them, which is nice of them :P only catch is you must employ some1 full time withinin 6 months of getting the grant. Even ...

Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PETROL

Replies: 17

Views: 1636

Same probs up here in middlesbrough ASDA run out of fuel yesterdat lol :P Its not the prob of there being a shortage of oil its that they dont have enough refineries to make the petrol to keep up with demand :-? you never know we will be going back to steam soon lol i wish :P

Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:39 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: price of print

Replies: 20

Views: 4546

I notice there is a lot of people talking about cheap cheap prices and trying to undercut which i know can be a pain and you may think of dropping your prices to match but let me just say this, my brothers body shop has been in buisness for over 25 years and he charges TOP Dollar ie £250 per panel, ...

Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:10 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: When did you last perform a backup of your computers

Replies: 16

Views: 4032

Last time i backed up was same as you michael :( h/d crash and sent drive away to recover as much as possible which they managed about %40 recovery :-? not good, Auto backup now every night before the system shuts down, but im sure 1 day that will go wrong aswell lol, :roll:

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deposits - what would you do?

Replies: 18

Views: 1920

On the subject of Deposits, do you all charge a deposit for all your work you are going to do even a £2-300 van job? (?)

Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deposits - what would you do?

Replies: 18

Views: 1920

In our body shop when a deposit is paid it is NOT refundable unless its a regular customer then its a credit note towards the next job but as you say ALL your expenses need to be deducted from the deposit anyway (we charge £1 a mile btw to collect/deliver a vehicle). If its a new customer and you ar...

Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a one way mirror sort of stuff without the vinyl?

Replies: 8

Views: 1860

What about this Demo that Rob did !
http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=5740

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