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Mon May 08, 2006 10:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Spraying Edges of Foamex Letters

Replies: 3

Views: 1039

i use pva glue and water mix but i cant remember exact mix, i just pour the pvc in a container and addwater so it is well watery..1 coat is enough to seal the edges. prime then spray.

Fri May 05, 2006 4:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: magnets for fitting?

Replies: 1

Views: 430

magnets for fitting?

a while back someone mentioned magnets for vinyl application / postitoning on vehicles...thought this maybe a useful link im gonna get 2.. [url]http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=909&src_t=cat&src_id=boystoys boy i need one of these two while im working ...

Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: motorbike graphics: bulldog

Replies: 2

Views: 687

motorbike graphics: bulldog

just a little job for a friend for his chopper ( motorbike ) and to show that the edge has it uses..

1. camera phone image
2. omega to digitize - vector
3. paint shop pro 8 + eye candy
4. tiff back to omega for cut vector and to edge - plotter.

have a good bank hol.

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: new workshop

Replies: 17

Views: 1747

i use a hessian backed 3mm thick floor vinyl and its amazingly hardwearing and easy on the blades...i found with glass tops i was forever snapping the tip of my scapels off . also my bench is 1300mm wide and 5m long no joins great for masking and trimming..just a load of evo stick and some clamps to...

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Industry Awards.

Replies: 7

Views: 805

yeah good luck...u really should go to the awards ceremony, its a right crack, i got so plastered sitting next to some bloke who had worked for pearce signs man and boy...! then there was a casino afterwards, u get a grands worth of chips and get to try roulette and black jack and other gambling rel...

Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: whats is it worth??

Replies: 5

Views: 989

ok actually sat down and listed everything i have... to purchase all this equipment new (not including new van just what i paid for it) to be at the stage i am now cost 50K. Looking at what i could buy it all at used 23k. hmm ten english pounds eh..+vat LOL (hot) not selling !!!! trying to get fiqur...

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: whats is it worth??

Replies: 5

Views: 989

thankyou for your input although im not selling up...im looking to take on financial backing to expand the business...but yeah a broker may be the way to go...it may even go down the line of a buy out with me as md with a profit share...be like buying a fully working franchise.. to replace and edge ...

Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: whats is it worth??

Replies: 5

Views: 989

whats is it worth??

i have been offered finacial backing to expand but i need to put a figure on what i have so i can have an equal cash injection...any ideas what my equipment company may be worth ? 1220mm signpal plotter. gerber edge MK 2 30 rolls foil gerber supersprint. 380mm 600m various vinyl metamark 7 series. 1...

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:42 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

thanks richard, much appreciated.

maybe a different style flake ( not the choc variety ) and a different bolt...of course i could design u something...if there was a prize :o

Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Another newbie question!

Replies: 3

Views: 1131

or gerber edge...

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:52 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

heres one i have just done....6 vehicles to do....graphics sitting here ready for fitting. might give u some inspiration. erm sorry to burst your bubble, but the pic was to give u inspiration not a blatent copy..LOL I hope u dont mind but id prefer it if u didnt use that flake/lightening bolt motif...

Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:58 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

for dennis

hi dennis just imported a eps and since u have so much trouble thought id explain it.. another sign co just sent me an exported a file from signlab as an eps for me, omega could not open it...sooo i opened it on adobe cs 11 and then exported it as an eps but down rated it to a version 8 adobe eps. r...

Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:22 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: help please my pc shuts off and wont re-start?

Replies: 38

Views: 12098

did i see the words counter strike???

i hope u refer to cs:s

i am a bit of a regular...www.thelostbattalion.co.uk

-TLB- Stickerman

pop along and visit the server chris bee fun kicking ya ass.

Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

dont really know what to say to that im afraid, although i have progressed all the way pretty much from the early stages of composer to the almost latest version of omega to date. i do have to lie to the edge on a regular basis to get the results i require and if some other user of omega picked up m...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:09 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mini stripes

Replies: 11

Views: 1200

ok this was a rush job and i did price up...in case of problems.

8hours = £2200.00+vat

yes i know i should be wearing a mask, but hey no one else wanted to do it and if i was gonna take a risk it had to be worth it.

Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:52 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

created vector logo in omega exported as an eps into paint shop pro 8 or adobe cs and then colour and apply plugin eye candy bevel boss and mess about with the setiings till it looks good. export or save as a high re tiff open back up in omega and place the vector line over the image and hey presto ...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:16 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo design please?

Replies: 50

Views: 7677

heres one i have just done....6 vehicles to do....graphics sitting here ready for fitting.

might give u some inspiration.

Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:57 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mini stripes

Replies: 11

Views: 1200

vinyl was chrome from metamark but not just the polyester one it is the one with the polymeric backing. yes it was a temp job - 3 weeks in fact so pretty close on ya guess shane. if u look carefully at the sides showing the progress u will see i have started with the flat panels and only moulded ove...

Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do I lay 2 colours of vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1148

hi and good luck...if it we me id print black on red with a bleed and then cut out and mask in one go...using a gerber edge or similar print and cut solution.

otherwise the guys have said it all..

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Domed Decal Pricing

Replies: 6

Views: 991

a colour lazer jet and hand cutting them??? not quite sure what u are trying to acheive, lazer jet to paper ? not vinyl...? u are going to struggle if u get asked for a few hundred, like to see u hand cut them all out then maunally dome them.. u really need a print and cut system...i have an edge an...

Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Domed Decal Pricing

Replies: 6

Views: 991

good luck, in my experience doming is more hassle than its worth unless u have a lot to do and then can be machine doomed for cost reduction / subcontracting. price wise - get what u can..dont forget the doom resin has a use by dates. i have done loads of bits with it but its a pain what printer - c...

Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:34 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mini stripes

Replies: 11

Views: 1200

haha well spotted....u should have been looking at the stripe work though.

actually she was the rather srummy customer.

and yeah i like to do things a little different.. remember this

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: mini cooper bonnet stripes advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 3046

oh opps maybe to late just uploaded pics in potfolio...never mind glad it worked out.

ian

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: mini stripes

Replies: 11

Views: 1200

vehicle graphics: mini stripes

mini stripes

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: mini cooper bonnet stripes advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 3046

i have a template of of these stripes i made for the bonnet if it helps? the bonnet ones are curved i put application tape on the bonnet drew the lines and then used digital camera to tranfer pattern to pc then scaled it up over cutting the the lengths.. and this was mega glitter silver cast vinyl. ...

Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:33 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7514

dont know how to get it to u?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:47 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7514

quick idea for u..

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:44 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: which company logo do you think looks the best?

Replies: 39

Views: 7514

image graphics...hmmm may wanna check the companies house website if u plan to go limited, got a feeling there is a few "image" related sign businesses espcially in kent as i used to work for one of them yrs ago.

where u based dan?

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:40 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl installation fees needed please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2175

story so far! for those interested. after being told that a bigger company with larger overheads would charge £144.00 for this install job, i decided to go under cover and contact the company in question...after changing a few key elements that i knew would not effect the price but would not get que...

Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:30 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: help with a gerber/omega problem?

Replies: 41

Views: 13223

hi i have an edge and a knack for these problems...but i afraid the only way i could do it is by swopping between the spiral and classic dot patterns and changing the lpi...last time i did a job like that was for a Rav 4 car kit where it was printed and diecut...took me 5 days to copy the kit and lo...

Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:59 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl installation fees needed please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2175

nice and spacious with plenty of glass to temp stick reverse of vinyl so the backing paper can be released, then its just a matter of transferance..very wet! i consider this an easy job to do as they are big windows but just wanna get the costs right..but as the posts show we are about a hundred and...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:31 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl installation fees needed please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2175

4ft in some places thinner in other so to cover glass totally some will need to be in two parts.... but the total length applied will be 25 metres. see i normally charge an hourly rate but this guy likes to know what the costs are from the start and i not flat out busy but i dont want to give my tim...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Your best work?

Replies: 5

Views: 899

or the ones that pay in full in advance, but generally the ones that pay in advance are the ones who where on stop..and u wont do any work unless paid in advance...so hmmm...

i did a chrome transit i am most proud of and of course the hotel in antigua was a nice touch...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:05 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl installation fees needed please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2175

the fitting job is for another sign company im not doing it direct...dont know if that was clear... but yes sticking to my cost. no point being a busy poor person.

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: White reflective on vehicle sides. Legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 6224

reflective....but remember

i had a van covered in the Lg reflective.... also did a vinyl print on clear laminated over the reflective white so the picture glowed..awsome !! but do remember if at all possible put a normal calendered vinyl under the reflective areas so it aids removal at a later date. I have just used reflectiv...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl installation fees needed please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2175

vinyl installation fees needed please?

hi having a cost problem and could do with some advice pls. 25 linear metres of silver vinyl (supplied by customer) to install out of hours to internal windows in a shopping centre. i checked with a subcontract firm who quoted me £15 per L/m labour only. i do a lot of work for this customer so went ...

Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign industry awards????

Replies: 25

Views: 3200

2004 was my year

got my sign award as a highly commended for small sign maker of the year....everyone should go for it if u have done something out of the ordinary or just a real nice job you are proud of.

dont let the big boys push us little uns around!! bullies... :lol1:

was a cracking social event to...

Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Annoying

Replies: 19

Views: 2331

well said

totally agree with you peter thats what i was trying to say but kinda got distracted with my personal experiences.

i have not gone bankrupt or liquidated but was close and i have learnt a hell of a lot from it.

get 50% upfront or set credit limits and stick to your terms.

Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Annoying

Replies: 19

Views: 2331

limited company = limited risk

been there from both sides of the coin and they are both uncomfortable.... limited is the way to go for many businesses after they get up and running turning over enough revenue to become noticiable by the InlandRev and what it means to the owner is limited liability, the credit unless gauranteed by...

Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: reynobond and SMP returns

Replies: 6

Views: 1205

reinforced corners

i asked the rep and he supplied them, ask smp..and yes manually with a technical adjuster (hammer) and a screwdriver.

no external fixings apart from installation.

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: reynobond and SMP returns

Replies: 6

Views: 1205

smp extrusion

i have used it and have mixed comments, i used it to over clad an existing lightbox and the return was more like 200mm i think not 50mm. i was going to make an alu pan, but got asked by a rep to try it, so i did. personally i think i the box i made was to long to rely on self adhesive tape in the gr...

Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: saying hi!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1059

saying hi!!

hello everyone, thought i would take the time to drop in since i have been away for a while and not really kept up with this site. looks like after 6 months or so working as an employee i just cant do it anymore and will be pursuing a self employed role again but with out the headaches of employees....

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