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Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: oldies but goodies...

Replies: 8

Views: 744

My mate calls his wife Malteaser... dark on the outside, blonde on the inside! :D Shane, I gotta ask, not where you get all these jokes but where do you get the time to find them??? Over 1700 posts in just over a year, that's over 4 posts a day! I must complain as I usually lose too much time at wor...

Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicles arriving dirty?

Replies: 7

Views: 1159

I've been considering putting a surcharge clause for cleaning in big print along with quotes as recently every other van arrives baked in mud. I'll still panel wipe down a van that arrives clean but some clients really take the pi$$! The worst though, is when a van arrives with two years worth of dr...

Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:11 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: More info on new roland inks

Replies: 6

Views: 1863

Thanks Rodney, you're a star!

To be honest, I'm very happy with ColorRip and use it all the time in preference to Signlab 7's rip. As VersaWorks is newer, I presumed it was better, thanks for clearing that issue for me.

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:49 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: More info on new roland inks

Replies: 6

Views: 1863

I noticed the printer will need a firmware upgrade. My Versacamm uses ColorRip, can this be upgraded to VersaWorks?

Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Identity

Replies: 2

Views: 286

Identity

A bloke is in the checkout line at the Super Market when he notices that the rather dishy blonde behind him has just raised her hand and smiled hello to him. He is rather taken aback that such a looker would be waving to him, and although familiar he can't place where he might know her from, so he s...

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stondard of speeling

Replies: 20

Views: 1162

ah lott ov sines ide lyke to cell, eff onlee i cude lern tu spel. :lol1:

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

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

Replies: 42

Views: 2385

Scotty has been beamed up.

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:40 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: SOLVENT DURABILITY AGAIN

Replies: 13

Views: 2524

signworkshop wrote:I wonder how the heads are on a year old versacamm


Well over a year and my Versacamm prints as good as the day I got it.
No maintenance other than the quick head cleans the machine does itself.

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Maybe, Peter, but a large corporate with that sort of budget is unlikely to ask a small sign company for a design and then steal it for another sign company to produce signage for a little less.

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Peter, the law is on everybody's side, it's sometimes the justice that goes against some.

As for the bit about who can pay the barrister the most, as I said before it depends on the amount in question. No-one's going to risk thousands for the sake of a bill for a few hundred.

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Your naivety is sooo cute, unfortunately it is far easier to protect your interests by not **giving ** them away, money pursuing is dead money. I agree with you Outline, prevention is better than cure, and I usually do as you by showing designs and not handing them out to clients, but sometimes thi...

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Trust me Peter, the law is on your side. If you have reasonable proof, it will not be worth it for the offending party to persue a legal battle over a few hundred pounds and risk having to fork out thousands, especially when they know they are in the wrong. The company mentioned beforeanre quite a b...

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

The difference is the supplied draft copy, was it copyright registered?, was a copy posted with a copy of a newspaper (a most basic way) Designs are intellectual property and as such, their copyright does not need to be registered, it is automatic. Patents however, do need to be registered. The usu...

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Does small business have the power and money to pursue copyright claims..... no, end of your copyright notice, a law is only a law if enforced, your copyright stands for nothing if you (or your wallet) cannot afford to pursue it. Lets hope the suing budget is around £10k per month It's usually not ...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

Excellent James Great to hear a success story like that Little John Cheers John, the thing is, we all can and SHOULD do this when we are ripped off. Someone coming to your workshop and taking one of your designs without paying for it is in essence, no different than them taking your van and using i...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:37 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: eco solvents and printer maintenance ?

Replies: 9

Views: 1788

I've had my Versacamm for well over a year and have left it unplugged twice for a fortnight when on holidays, just turned it back on, it did a quick clean by itself and commenced working faultlessly right away. Like Rodney, I have never ran any maintenance or full clean cycles yet it has never fault...

Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2940

I really hate it when that happens and the trouble is there is nothing you can do WRONG, your designs are protected by copyright laws. Unauthorised use of your designs is theft, and taken very seriously by the courts as patents and copyright are the backbone of British industry. . Some think that b...

Tue May 10, 2005 8:46 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm gone, Cadet In

Replies: 9

Views: 2519

One light scratch of my nail and the print came off. It was labelled Eco !!! Before I bought my Versacamm, I did Robert's finger-rub tests and although there was a difference, it was very slight (prints were on Metamark vinyl) and not enough to concern me. Scratching with my finger nail took the pr...

Mon May 09, 2005 1:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Get out of the house

Replies: 53

Views: 2417

Eventually got the screwdriver and got out of the room. Weeding 100m of 10mm Times letters would be less frustrating! (:)

Fri May 06, 2005 4:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get paper for laminator?

Replies: 5

Views: 861

I get paper for my laminator online from Design Media Supplies. Dirt cheap and provide an excellent service.

Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Pantone 124c wanted urgently

Replies: 2

Views: 442

Avery do Pantone 124C in Super Cast.
Cox Plastics / Robert Horne Group supply it.

Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think I've found the World's cheapest signmaker!

Replies: 15

Views: 1386

I had a landscape gardener come to my workshop a couple of weeks ago wanting his name, logo and a pile of lettering on a big transit van. Before I could give him an estimate, he said to me... "The guy that did my last van, did it for 60 quid, if you can beat that, the job's yours!" I replied that I ...

Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1335

Seems a fair enough price for quality signs. A vinyl-only shop could print a pictorial for less but A: someone would have to paint the image first for it to be scanned/printed and B: prints wouldn't last anywhere near as long.

Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Number Plates - Ireland Supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 716

Mike Wylie, Belfast 9032 7885

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: template for van panel, suggestions please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2439

Robert's method is the one I have used many times for similar projects. If I need good accuracy, I cut a smaller rectangle, apply it to the panel and digi photograph it. A bit of advise though, don't photograph from close up, it is better to stand well back and zoom in, that way there will be less p...

Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:51 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how i can make bendy plates?

Replies: 8

Views: 3514

1.5mm or 2mm Polycarbonate (Lexan) would be the only way to go. It is very strong and quite flexible. Neither styrene nor pvc are strong enough.

Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: foamex or correx ?????

Replies: 10

Views: 5012

Foamex has a nice surface finish but should only be used supported, ie. framed and/or against a solid backing such as a wall. Foamex is brittle and easily broken by vandals, wind, etc. Correx doesn't look so good close up but it is lighter than Foamex and much tougher. Ideal for mounting on posts. C...

Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:24 am

Forum: Vinyl

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

Replies: 25

Views: 3249

I think Peter is referring to vinyl paint for car interior trim, etc. It is a strong solvent based paint. I tried it many years ago but it was too gloopy and too hard to work with. I've had good results with Dekka Sign Enamel (available from A.S. Handover), which is water based. Strangely, it takes ...

Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:48 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Measuring

Replies: 3

Views: 920

Rodney, volume is a consistent measurement. 1 litre is one litre, be it water, oil or sand. I think you may be getting mixed up with mass. 1 litre of water = 1kg exactly (1cc of water = 1g), whereas the same volume of another substance such as lead would be much heavier.

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:36 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Another VersaCAMM thread

Replies: 5

Views: 1830

Fredrik wrote:the red covers poorly


Don't mess around changing rip settings for spot reds. Instead, create new red swatches in your design program. Worked great for me.

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Site problem - Screen wrap

Replies: 6

Views: 522

This happens to me too. I prefer not to run by browser(s) at full screen but at around 800x600. It is ok full-screen at 1024x768 but then not everyone has large monitors. Another niggle is that if I click on the images in the main menu for 'The good, bad & funny' and 'show us your stuff', the li...

Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Go Kart Vinyl Graphics:

Replies: 5

Views: 926

The problem is that model owners expect to pay on a scale of their models. They tend to think that, as their model is very small, soo too should the cost of the graphics be, even if the time take to produce them is the same or longer!

Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:41 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: buying new equipment what do you recommend pc or mac?

Replies: 43

Views: 14593

The love of Macs by graphic designers is very much a romantic, loyalty thing. Yes, one upon a time, the Mac was by far the top design tool but that was in the distant past. When I was doing my degree in graphic design, everyone at the university said mac, mac, mac... without really knowing what they...

Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Delays in Paid Access?

Replies: 5

Views: 532

Hi Owen, long time no see. I see by your avitar that you are still addicted to 2-stroke fumes! :cool:

Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: test for me please!

Replies: 70

Views: 5838

i think its because it may not be activated in your area mate This is a new one to me. :-? Surely once a server has been activated it should be accessable to all? I would suspect it is compatibility issues between operating systems on servers. Some transferred files would need their property modes ...

Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sample fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 1258

1) JSK....... If font selection is a problem then don't do it. I've got all mine printed off in four A4 loose leaf folders and if anyone becomes a pain I just pass them the books and let them get on with it whilst I do something useful. I certainly wouldn't waste my time sitting at the computer bri...

Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sample fonts

Replies: 10

Views: 1258

DON'T SHOW ANY!!! With so many fonts available, customers will take ages to make up their minds. Never, let them view them on your computer. I did this before and spent 3/4 of an hour with a customer looking for fonts for a 20 quid sign. In the end he picked the font I suggested at the start! Nowada...

Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: out of puff!!

Replies: 17

Views: 1176

If the screen is pressed firmly onto an inflated balloon, surely the balloon would flatten against the screen, making printing possible.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Caption Competition

Replies: 27

Views: 2358

"Daddy, why are all those double-decker busses parked behind that big ramp?"

Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed Van Graphics

Replies: 15

Views: 1584

Several years back I made a sign for an SP. Under his name was put 'Licensed bookmaker'. After the sign was up, he gave off to me in front of several people that 'Licensed' was the incorrect spelling and how could I be so stupid as he had written it down for me with all the other details. When I tol...

Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:13 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: using edge to print numberplates

Replies: 5

Views: 1235

I have an Oki printer for number plates and in my view the quality of prints, especially colour is rubbish. I suppose if you're not at all fussy (and neither are your customers), then it would probably suffice. My Oki is only used now and again for basic black only number plates for the likes of tra...

Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what supplier do you recommend for avery ezy?

Replies: 16

Views: 2389

From what I gather, the glue has channels to let the air out easier when applying and the glue then flattens out when pressure is applied with a squeegee. If that's the case, then if it is laminated, surely the glue would be flattened out!

Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Ireland

Replies: 6

Views: 1150

Thanks.

Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Ireland

Replies: 6

Views: 1150

When and where is it?

Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Jack the Ripper

Replies: 14

Views: 2274

Image


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Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: PLUNGE

Replies: 17

Views: 3285

I have both Colorip and Signlab 7 and to be honest, the vast majority of printing is done from Colorip. Colorip gives excellent results and consistency as well as being very easy to use. The dealers who say it is no good either don't know their a$$ from their elbow or are wanting you to fork out a c...

Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:01 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Does anyone else's prints from their CADET scratch easy???

Replies: 10

Views: 2975

Before I bought my printer, one of the tests I did was scratching with different hard objects. I found no noticible difference between the Versacamm prints and the Cadet prints. The layer of ink on printed vinyl is microscopic thin. 'Bite' as Rob calls it is bonding to the surface so any scraping of...

Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:47 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: information: free patch 3 has been released for signlab

Replies: 5

Views: 1473

Thanks for the tip. However my version says Build 02.

Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:46 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: information: free patch 3 has been released for signlab

Replies: 5

Views: 1473

Just how does one get this patch?
I'm using v7 Revision 1, When I try to update it with the wizard it tells me it's already up to date. I can see no patch in the downloads section at cadlink.com

Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Needs a second look

Replies: 1

Views: 554

I did two of these busses quite a few years ago...

Image

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: spelling cow??

Replies: 10

Views: 976

A lott ov sines ide lyke tu cell, ef onlee i cude lern tu spel. :D

Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vehicle outlines?

Replies: 7

Views: 943

I've been using Brian's CD's for years. I also bought a legit set of Mr Clipart vehicle outlines last year out of curiosity. If I had got them for as little 7.99 I would still have considered them a waste of money compared to Brian's! Needless to say I upgraded to the latest version of Brian's colle...

Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:19 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: Stong Alarms

Replies: 13

Views: 1364

Very nice job Nigel.

335 + vat and the client is whinging? He can afford a brand new van and I bet it's not through charging low, low prices. Ask him for a quote for an alarm system and then tell him it's too dear! :wink:

Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HOW DO YOU WEED??

Replies: 33

Views: 5627

I use good quality angled modelling tweezers (Tamiya) and find them much quicker and easier than a scalpel. http://www.signart.co.uk/misc/tamiya_tweezers.jpg They are 6 inches long, therefore comfortable to hold, though I have added a sticky-plaster for extra comfort. I sharpen the points with a fil...

Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:11 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: I have just ordered a gerber egde printer, is this OK for me

Replies: 27

Views: 6084

Signco, who and where are Ink Technologies?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: letterhead meet: lisbon PA

Replies: 22

Views: 8702

Why don't we organise our own? We could share a lot of ideas and techniques and have a good laugh at the same time. There are a few signwriters on here who could give a few demos and share some tricks. It would be hard to cut vinyl without machinery but examples could be brought along to show the tr...

Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:52 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: has anyone else had the same problem with signlab e6?

Replies: 17

Views: 3946

The reason fonts and graphics look smoother in some programs than others is due to antialiasing of the screen display, ie, pixels are added and smoothed for the screen output. This has no effect on printer/plotter output as separate algorithms are used for this. The antialiasing improves screen outp...

Mon May 31, 2004 11:24 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: does anyone have any updated comments on signlab V7?

Replies: 6

Views: 1348

I've been running SignLab 7 for a few weeks and no crashes or mishaps yet. I find the multi-instances of the program a pain too, it is a slow way of opening files compared to the multi-document interfaces of CorelDraw and other graphics programs. It is a pain especially if I want ot open another fil...

Fri May 28, 2004 10:56 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: The Pro's and Con's of VersaCamm vrs Cadet

Replies: 13

Views: 2916

I have a Versacamm and have no problems at all with the inks sticking to the vinyl. Trust me, the ink DOES stick to the vinyl. The Eco-Solvent inks ARE solvent inks but not as agressive as the 'full solvent' inks. Pick a good digital grade vinyl and there will be nothing to worry about. The best res...

Fri May 28, 2004 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chalkboard Style Typeface/Font?

Replies: 13

Views: 2547

One Stroke Script may be what you're after
http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.asp?pid=203879

If this will do, I can add it to the file swapping forum.

Fri May 28, 2004 9:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Weeding & Blade advice needed?

Replies: 15

Views: 2486

If you find that the corners or serifs on small leters are lifting, it is probably the blade. A couple of years back I was having a lot of this problem even after fitting new blades. I tried all sort of offset settings but to no avail. I was going to send my plotter off for a service and new head et...

Sat May 22, 2004 7:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: time zone!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1021

It's my fault folks... I put instant coffee in the microwave and went back in time! :-?

Fri May 21, 2004 11:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: BT Broadband 1mb

Replies: 12

Views: 1514

My mate lives on the outskirts of a nearby town. Last year, BT told him he couldn't get broadband as he lives over 5km from the exchange. His daughter started grammar school in the town and she can't get a buspass as she lives less than 5km from the school. The school is further away than the exchan...

Thu May 06, 2004 10:08 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: do you think this design is a bit too much?

Replies: 20

Views: 4354

I'm not so sure on the block sans typefaces for the SGM, it dosen't say craftmanship to me. Keep it clean and let the contrast to the work.

Wed May 05, 2004 11:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How's this for spelling?

Replies: 9

Views: 1105

A mate had it faxed to him, Rob. I had a quick browse through the 'funny' section first but didn't see it - too many posts to look through! Either that or the title was too dfufclit to raed :-?

Wed May 05, 2004 10:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How's this for spelling?

Replies: 9

Views: 1105

How's this for spelling?

The paomnnehal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbe...

Sun May 02, 2004 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The car you drive.....

Replies: 57

Views: 4544

the Lambie Mobile :D

Sat May 01, 2004 10:55 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Stick with Versacamm or switch to Cadet?

Replies: 16

Views: 4964

I'm over the moon with my Versacamm prints. Prints on Metamark Digital vinyl pass Robert's finger tests with ease! I use the Roland profiles with Colorip and the Cadlink profiles with SignLab 7. As Rodney recommends, I laminate prints for harsh environments, as I would for any printer... cheaper to ...

Sat May 01, 2004 10:46 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Free laminator with Versacamm - did you get yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

What vinyl are you printing on? I print mainly on Metamark Digital vinyl using the profiles from Roland and the profiles from Cadlink for Signlab 7 and I can't rub the prints off with my finger like in the 'should it do this' posts on the board. I have to be quite agressive to damage the prints. As ...

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:54 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Free laminator with Versacamm - did you get yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

Hi KEv, the prints from the Versacamm are very durable unlaminated especially if printed on good digital vinyl such as Metamark MD5. However as with prints from any machine intended for agressive environments such as vehicles, laminating gives extra protection and peace of mind.

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:14 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Free laminator with Versacamm - did you get yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

Free laminator with Versacamm - did you get yours?

Hi, I purchased a Versacamm at SignUK and part of the deal at the show was a free laminator. I got the printer and it works great but still no laminator. I was told this morning by the rep that I will not get my laminator until at least the 3rd week in May! I was also told that no-one who bought the...

Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:30 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Cadlink to charge for telephone support!

Replies: 12

Views: 2494

Makes UKSIGNBOARDS even better value! :wink:

Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:57 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed Magnetics : Curran Plumbing & Heating

Replies: 9

Views: 1684

Thanks folks. I created the Graphics in Xara-X and Photoshop. I use a pressure sensitive pen tablet in Photoshop to make life a lot easier. The design started off by pencil on paper drawing rough thumbnails. I almost always design this way, it is much quicker than using a mouse or even a pen/tablet ...

Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:41 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: Country Petals Greenhouse

Replies: 6

Views: 1474

Excellent work. A very clean and cheerful design that works well. I like the way you used the striping in the letters to lift the green from the red background.

Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed Magnetics : Curran Plumbing & Heating

Replies: 9

Views: 1684

Printed Magnetics : Curran Plumbing & Heating

These Versacamm prints were laminated, applied to magnetic and then cut to shape by hand.

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:26 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: edge or verscamm

Replies: 12

Views: 3039

Eddie wrote... i have had labels done on the versacamm & the quality was pure crap!!!!!! I cannot fault my Versacamm in any way. The print quality is superb and the prints easily pass the 'finger-rub' test as in the 'should it do this' posts. I presume whoever sent you the samples, doesn't know ...

Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:05 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Roland sc-500 with Eco Sol Ink - Rubs off downunder too!

Replies: 10

Views: 3477

I recently purchased a Versacamm which I presume uses the same inks as the SC540. I print onto Metamark MD5 vinyl and the prints are very impressive. I can rub the prints till my finger burns and not mark the print. I can only damage the print with something hard and sharp and that is scoring the ac...

Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Graphics : Harleys Tea Room

Replies: 15

Views: 3399

Vinyl will stick to gloss just fine as long as the paint is hard enough. You should always allow at least 3 or 4 days of good drying weather for the paint to get a chance to harden enough. It depends a lot on how the board has been painted... several thin coats are better than one or two thick coats...

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:21 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: where can i buy avery easy apply and how much is it?

Replies: 6

Views: 4654

Bloomin' heck! 750 quid a roll :o
Just how much easier is it to apply? Do you just leave the roll beside the job, go home and by the morning the fairies have applied it for you?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

Just back from SignUK. If you go... bring a gas mask! :o Those solvent printers give off some whiff, especially from fresh prints. I am in the market for a Versacamm or a Cadet and there is little to choose between them as each has their advantages. The Cadet's solvent inks do give a little better b...

Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

Robert Lambie wrote:
jsk
are you staying over or heading home same day?


No, I'm flying there and back on the same day. A lot cheaper than your hotel room! :P

Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

I'm flying over to the show on Tuesday. If you see my shiny head, say hello.

Robert should get all our avitars/photos and make a wanted poster and stick it up at the entrance (or probably better at the bar)!

James Kelly

Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: files

Replies: 6

Views: 1828

in 'my computer' or windows explorer, select all the files with the shift and/or Ctrl keys, right click on properties and deselect 'read only'

Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:38 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: What to charge for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 13

Views: 4283

Sweeeeet one!!!

The guy who got quoted 1400 quid by a competitor for wrapping a Citroen Relay brought the van down to me this morning to look at... Ooooh am I smiling now!!! :P The panels/recesses sides of the van are only around 10mm so the competitor used standard vinyl and laminate on the sides and cut around th...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I don't wanna ruffle too many feathers but...

Replies: 17

Views: 2147

Millennium Logistic Solutions. Experts in logistic solutions for the Millennium. No job too big - no job too small! Telephone: 01234 56789 Fax: 01234 56789 Mobile: 071234 56789 Email: info@millenniumlogisticsolutions.co.uk Website: http://www.millenniumlogisticsolutions.co.uk Contact us now!!! "Simp...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:33 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: What to charge for vehicle wrapping?

Replies: 13

Views: 4283

I priced a job for a customer I have dealt with for 20 years, only to be massively undercut by another local company. The wrap is for a long wheelbase, high roof Citroen Relay, 4 sides and roof, all laminated. The other company quoted 1400 GBP for the wrap. This is a huge van and there is no way I a...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:03 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Encad Vinyljet 36 vs Versa Camm

Replies: 17

Views: 4245

Victory Design are also advertising a full solvent printer which looks identical to the versacamm, same specs too. In fact, it is the same colour as the b&p machine. It retails at the same price as the versacamm. I get the feeling that these printers (including the roland) are most likely made b...

Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:05 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: need advise please on hosts & servers?

Replies: 11

Views: 2826

I currently use BP Web. Excellent value for money packages and excellent support by either phone or email. File uploads/downloads are allowed too.

Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:40 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Flexi Sign £5.99

Replies: 3

Views: 786

The buyer will probably be well p*$$ed off if he/she discovers they need a dongle!

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:12 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 103285

As some have had success with prints from the Roland and others have not, it seems to be the vinyl that makes or breaks the machine. Mark has had success and told me what vinyl he is using while the samples that Mike received from Roland are obviously crap! What we need is a list of vinyls rated fro...

Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: assortment

Replies: 15

Views: 6834

Awesome work Stevo, I especially like your use of colour.

Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:46 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 103285

Mark, what vinyl(s) do you find works best on the Versacamm? I am very interested in buying one of these printers and I travelling to Dublin tomorrow to get a demo.

Mon Nov 17, 2003 8:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: can you speak a foreign language!

Replies: 16

Views: 1685

I can whistle in french!!! :lol:

Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What would you have done!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1988

Legally you are right but personally, if I had not noticed the typing error and checked it with the client, I would have offered her a replacement F.O.C. I have supplied many graphics by mail order and occasionally, but thankfully not often, this has happened. In the style of the big high street sto...

Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just call me Alan 24-7 ~#'$&%

Replies: 8

Views: 1103

"How much if I put in on myself?" reminds me way back in B.C. (before computers), of a guy asking me the price for signwriting his van. After I gave him the price he asked me "How much, if you do the outlines and I fill it in myself?". My signwriting mentor was one who had little patience for the "I...

Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whose Artwork is it?

Replies: 22

Views: 3517

Nice one Steve, well found. Do you realize that you have just broken the copyright on the copyright law!!! :lol: I have that on paper from my university days (mature(ish) student) and keep it in my filing cabinet for reference purposes. A useful thing to keep. rodney wrote... [quote="However if...

Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whose Artwork is it?

Replies: 22

Views: 3517

I agree, jpeg images that are good enough for printing are often good enough for tracing and cleaning. The 'Cheepo Sign Co.' down the road will usually be happy to spend an hour or two converting an image to vector format just so they will get the lucrative work. Let's face it, the Cheepo Sign Co wo...

Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from N.I.

Replies: 5

Views: 1036

Hi from N.I.

Hi folks, looked at it, liked it... joined it! Excellent sign boards. I used to participate a bit on the letterheads bullboard several years ago but in my opinion it got a little snobbish in there, especially towards vinyl artists (some great art has been produced with vinyl). It is not years of lea...

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