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Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:41 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Going Digi for the 1st time - which machine?

Replies: 3

Views: 1049

Jason Xuereb wrote:So you want a flatbed printer specifically?


Yep. Must have rollers to print on banners.

Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Going Digi for the 1st time - which machine?

Replies: 3

Views: 1049

Going Digi for the 1st time - which machine?

Hi all, first post back in a while! Just wanted to get some advice on how to determine what machine we need, and hopefully sidestep as many landmines as possible. Ok, the family are looking to go Digi, we currently do about 50 sheets of correx a day. Currently we're chatting to a supplier about gett...

Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Concrete/Stone fascias...advice needed.

Replies: 8

Views: 2909

Concrete/Stone fascias...advice needed.

Well, I've had some strange requests from clients during my short time in this industry, but this latest one really stunned me. She wants a CONCRETE fascia. I had to ask her to repeat the word. The idea is, the fascia should be some fancy stone - maybe a quartz or marble lookalike - and then we add ...

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:11 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: How do you make signlab files visible for clients?

Replies: 7

Views: 2605

Peter,

Your idea worked brilliantly. Kudos to you!

Thanks to everyone who replied, it's much appreciated.


JayBee.

Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:39 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: How do you make signlab files visible for clients?

Replies: 7

Views: 2605

How do you make signlab files visible for clients?

Hi all, This is an issue that recently hit me. I've got a client who wants to see emailed proofs, but my signmaker (I'm a broker) only prints out proofs, which is a pain because I have to use conventional post to send them. One of my suppliers (who I'm no longer on speaking terms with) had a nifty m...

Thu May 22, 2003 4:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Urgent vinyl needed

Replies: 4

Views: 998

Andy,

Did you try Spandex? They could courier it to you for speed.

Hope you get it in time!



JayBee.

Mon May 19, 2003 6:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 31

Views: 6168

Thanks everyone. I've followed Chalkie's advice and told my client that I'll do an artwork, make several versions of it and make changes as necessary, but politely informed him that all copies stay with me. The guy was happy with that arrangement. It's my guess that he's one of the nervous nellies t...

Mon May 19, 2003 2:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 31

Views: 6168

Do you do artworks before OR after taking deposits?

Hi all, hope I can get some opinions on a matter of payment policy. A new client has asked me to do an complicated artwork for his shop fascia, and refuses to pay a penny in advance for the artwork. I'd have to find logos for Kodak and Fuji, for starters. The job is worth about £1000/1500. Now, init...

Sat May 17, 2003 3:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lighting question - guidance/ideas needed!

Replies: 2

Views: 1020

Cheers Rob!


JayBee.

Fri May 16, 2003 5:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lighting question - guidance/ideas needed!

Replies: 2

Views: 1020

Lighting question - guidance/ideas needed!

Hi all, My client is getting located letters on his shop fascia from me. Now, he's asking if I can supply a tube light to illuminate the letters, and that the colour of the light is green. My concerns are: A: Where would the tube light be fixed, and how much room is needed? B: What do I use to show ...

Thu May 08, 2003 11:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rated/reccomended suppliers

Replies: 3

Views: 936

Rob, Lorraine made an excellent suggestion, and I've thought of a way to implement it. If you do put together a suppliers list, why not put up a poll next to it, (ie 'How do you rate this supplier? Average-Good-Excellent etc) so that we can guage how popular the company is? Perhaps also a comments s...

Thu May 01, 2003 10:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice sought on exhibition display

Replies: 4

Views: 1274

Can't wait to see your mark-up!! I thought Ashby's didn't do Illuminated stuff? Can't say I'm impressed with their sales staff. The lady there couldn't paint a picture in my mind to describe the stand, how the case closes etc.- and if I can't buy what I can't visualize, my client ain't buying blind ...

Thu May 01, 2003 8:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice sought on exhibition display

Replies: 4

Views: 1274

Advice sought on exhibition display

Hi all, My client asked for an freestanding display, about 6' high by 2-3' wide that's freestanding, preferably with feet at the bottom like a tv stand. I'm thinking that a poster case would be more appropriate, maybe using those flashy curved aluminium displays from Ashby's, and I get the poster di...

Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: My first shopfront design please help

Replies: 5

Views: 1776

Hi there, As a relative newby, I'm not too qualified to reply, but I'll have a stab. Fascia materials come in 8' x 4' lengths, so calculate how many of them you'll need for your sign. As for the join between the panels, it'll never be INVISIBLE, but the idea is to make it as innocuous as possible. H...

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I'm feeling a bit miffed

Replies: 18

Views: 3402

There are a few categories of people I don't deal with.

Estate Agents are one.


JayBee.

Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing Work

Replies: 21

Views: 4651

Pricing Signs? Wish there was a magic method. QUESTION FOR EVERYONE - WHICH SIGNMAKER MAKES THE MOST? Signmaker 1 and Signmaker 2 make the same sign. Signmaker 1 takes an hour to make it (because he's got the latest widgety-doo) and it costs him £30. He charges £100 Signmaker 2 takes 2.5 hours but ...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on a messy situation

Replies: 2

Views: 1073

Thanks for the replies mate! I think I'll just take the rest of the money from my client, minus 10%, and let X take his sweet time. Either way, I won't be out of pocket, before or after I settle my bill with X. Phew, now I can go off and watch the Sopranos with a clear conscience! Cheers again, JB.

Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: They all have to pay a deposit....

Replies: 8

Views: 1802

From a legal point of view, if you get a deposit, and signed artwork, AND you do the job reasonably, the client hasn't got a leg to stand on if he gets greedy. You should only lose profits, not make a loss, if a client goes bust. As a broker, I'll generally take between 35-50% up front from my clien...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on a messy situation

Replies: 2

Views: 1073

Advice needed on a messy situation

Hi all, I recently ordered an illuminated box, made up and installed by the same company (let's call them company X). The whole sign looked gorgeous in the workshop. But what happens during the installation on Thursday night? The panels have 2 joins, and the one on the right has a gap that you can s...

Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:06 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with good tutorials to help me learn?

Replies: 2

Views: 1478

can anyone help with good tutorials to help me learn?

Hi all,

I'm just trying to do my own line artworks, but there don't seem to be any decent, 'zero to hero' tutorials out there.

Anyone know of a good tutorial in book or web format?


Thanks,


Jaybee.

Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 16

Views: 3841

Well done pal. I tend not to deal with certain categories; car dealers, estate agents, plus a couple of others. I really don't need the hassle of supplying to an sector that is riddled with sharp practices. I very, very strongly doubt that any sign guy really gave him that quote, unless he was smoki...

Fri Jan 17, 2003 1:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Does anyone recover blinds here?

Replies: 8

Views: 1727

Does anyone recover blinds here?

Or canopies, for that matter?

For a blind/canopy in NW London. No congestion charge!

Please post here or send me a PM.

Tex, I'll talk to you shortly...


Thanks all,



Jaybee.

Tue Jan 07, 2003 12:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Well hello, and Happy New Year!

Replies: 0

Views: 1115

Well hello, and Happy New Year!

Hi all, Just wanted to introduce myself to my esteemed new colleagues! I'm a new sign broker, and in 2003 I'll be bringing my considerable knowledge of marketing into action in the sign industry. So, I'll be looking to you guys (and girls) for tips, advice, and hopefully, as suppliers too - I never,...

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