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Wed May 01, 2019 8:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dry wipe boards - Vinyl or laminate

Replies: 8

Views: 472

Re: Dry wipe boards - Vinyl or laminate

can dry wipe lam be applied without a laminator ?

can it be applied wet ?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:48 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wordmark.it - Font recognition help

Replies: 2

Views: 416

Re: Wordmark.it - Font recognition help

All good thanks Martin

Aye - looks like we are safe and ready for another year of struggle next season :awkward:

No signs of Ashley doing one at the minute either - I just hope Benitez can exert some pressure on him but he's shown no signs of that in the past 3 seasons

Hope all is well with you ?

Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:42 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wordmark.it - Font recognition help

Replies: 2

Views: 416

Wordmark.it - Font recognition help

Hi all... Just a thank you to whoever originally posted it on here many moons ago and a massive recommendation to those who might not be aware of it..... https://wordmark.it/ Type that into your browser and Wordmark allows you to type in a word, sentence or sequence of letters which which will then ...

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A theoretical Scam/Theft of vehicles. Warning!

Replies: 19

Views: 1936

Re: A theoretical scam/theft of vehicles

I recognise the potential problem but would it not just be as easy / quick to ring the contact telephone number and ask them to confirm who has come for the vehicle ?

Thu May 10, 2018 1:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Composite Tray, Help sourcing a Trade Supplier?

Replies: 26

Views: 3224

Re: Aluminium Composite Tray Suppliers

We are using Blackburns at the minute...good prices and good quality

Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats the strangest job you've done?

Replies: 34

Views: 4146

Re: Whats the strangest job you've done?

Chris Tennant wrote:We got this in last week to wrap.


was that for an actual body Chris or is it a symbol for where the club is at?

Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Stand Off Fixings - Where to Buy

Replies: 10

Views: 1557

Re: Stand Off Fixings - Where to Buy

I've always used these people....

http://www.e-shopfittings.co.uk

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Steel tube diameter formula

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

Re: Steel tube diameter formula

Eeeee ffs Martin - my apologies

I was replying to an email from Colin whilst I was typing that out

Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Steel tube diameter formula

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

Re: Steel tube diameter formula

Thanks Steve and Martin... My colleague managed to find this - it is a free download called SignLoad designer Sign up to there site and go to the downloads tab at the top and look for SignLoad Designer in the little list http://www.buchanancomputing.net/downloads.html this is the interface and is pr...

Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Steel tube diameter formula

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

Re: Steel tube diameter formula

I'm good Martin thanks....hope all is well with you yeah - I'd searched for wind loadings etc but it was coming up with results for roofs etc Couldn't find anything that you could just input the size of the sign, ground clearance etc and it would just tell you which diameter to go with I was actuall...

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Steel tube diameter formula

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

Steel tube diameter formula

Apologies for the vague title (couldn't think what else to call it) Does anyone have a formula, or could point me in the direction of some software for dictating the diameter of steel tubes to be used on varying sizes of sign? Back in the day we had a little batch file which worked well but it is lo...

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Change cutting pressure during job

Replies: 6

Views: 1548

Re: Change cutting pressure during job

I'm not aware of any way to change the settings on the fly but I would recommend doing one of the machines 'built in' cut tests if you are using different materials

Just a quick cut test and adjust the pressure accordingly

Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:37 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers. Mixture of work from last few months

Replies: 4

Views: 1805

Re: Rogers. Mixture of work from last few months

Great selection again Dave...the Inside of The Chicken Club looks fantastic

Thanks for showing

Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: the kirkstyle pub dunning

Replies: 13

Views: 3011

Re: the kirkstyle pub dunning

Great work Brian....

Just interested to know...does being a 'lefty' present any problems when sign writing or is it no different to being right handed?

Wed May 03, 2017 2:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A thought for John Childs (JC) 7 years on

Replies: 21

Views: 4594

Re: A thought for John Childs (JC) 7 years on

It's strange how you can have so much respect for a person that you've never actually met but Johns character was evident in his written word

He not only offered advice...he offered GOOD advice

A very sad loss

Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:34 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Plotting large world map assistance required

Replies: 16

Views: 4010

Re: Plotting large world map assistance required

Can it be welded or combined David?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: First install today! Tips?

Replies: 15

Views: 2779

Re: First install today! Tips?

they look like bubbles to me... A good tip I heard many moons back (could very well have been from Rob....one of those obvious things that you sometimes need to hear)....always make sure the vinyl comes into contact with the substrate through the squeegee......never let the vinyl contact the substra...

Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:05 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Replies: 6

Views: 2149

Re: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Neil,

Thank you so much for that...

It didn't matter how many times I googled the subject, using different terminology each time, I just didn't come across that page at all

Thanks again,

Glenn

Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:43 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Replies: 6

Views: 2149

Re: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Many thanks for that Rob, just to explain a little further..... It was actually an employee who set the shop up for us but he is no longer with us. He had various conversations with Godaddy about controlling the prices globally but was told it could not be done...it's not that I'm disbelieving him, ...

Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:15 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Replies: 6

Views: 2149

Re: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Thanks Phil......I need to do some more digging

Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Replies: 6

Views: 2149

Any Godaddy users? - help needed please

Apologies in advance for the half baked question - I have no knowledge of our website at all so I may not be able to answer any follow up questions but the reason I'm asking is that I'm struggling to believe what I have been told Initial ramble over - we got someone in to set up a godaddy site with ...

Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers. Latest batch of signs end 2016

Replies: 7

Views: 1811

Re: Rogers. Latest batch of signs end 2016

A good broad selection there David..

Really like the Butterfly Cafe

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best vinyl for helicopter/ aeroplane?

Replies: 5

Views: 1520

Re: Best vinyl for helicopter/ aeroplane?

we've recently had an enquiry in from a pilot who has had work done from another company in the past - he was stipulating Avery 900 vinyls

It's not our kind of work so we didn't get into any details but that's what he was asking us to quote on

Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pearson: Some of our recent work 2016/17

Replies: 15

Views: 3569

Re: Some of our recent work 2016/17

Some great looking stuff there Iain....enjoyed looking through them

Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wall Year Planner 2017 - 3mm Foamex

Replies: 8

Views: 2572

Re: Wall Year Planner 2017 - 3mm Foamex

Thanks James....just pinched the small one

Thanks for sharing

Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:45 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How do I create an invisible background?

Replies: 8

Views: 2753

Re: How do I create an invisible background?

Another possibility Lorraine would be to find out what font they've used.....if possible you could then retype the text, space it correctly etc and make your own mask to sit over the top of the bitmap....the mask could be any colour you want it to be

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Raging, made this sign wrong

Replies: 17

Views: 3349

Re: Raging, made this sign wrong

Opening a restaurant in Australia would seem the easiest option to me

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fairfield Display Stand offs

Replies: 3

Views: 1090

Re: Fairfield Display Stand offs

we've always been happy with e-shopfittings (Hobday)

http://www.e-shopfittings.co.uk/sign_fi ... 87_0c.html

Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Make a composite board stand up

Replies: 6

Views: 1493

Re: Make a composite board stand up

We've made this type of stand for Correx signage...don't know if it will be substantial enough for your requirements but it might give you an idea.......

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Another short time lapse video of me and Jess signwriting

Replies: 8

Views: 2189

Re: Another short time lapse video of me and Jess signwriting

I was trying to guage the time from the shadows and I'd guesstimated 2hours 27 minutes :lol: :wink:

I love watching these

Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:11 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Another short time lapse video of me and Jess signwriting

Replies: 8

Views: 2189

Re: Another short time lapse video of me and Jess signwriting

How long did that actually take to paint Simon?....once you were up there with templates in place etc

Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just fitted daylight bulbs

Replies: 3

Views: 1707

Re: Just fitted daylight bulbs

Just double check if you are colour matching under daylight bulbs. We fitted our print room out with them but greens were doing weird things under the daylight tubes...took the print outside and it looked totally different to how it did inside (only really noticeable on the greens for whatever reason)

Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:49 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Video of A recent signwriting job i did.

Replies: 9

Views: 2596

Re: A recent signwriting job.

Love it...something really satisfying watching it in time lapse

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paletted Bitmaps in CorelDraw

Replies: 2

Views: 906

Re: Paletted Bitmaps in CorelDraw

Thanks Kev, I'd looked at that in Corel but when I tried to create a bitmap using that option it just produced a low resolution pixelated image. I'm not even sure whether I'm using the correct terminology as there is such little information on it when I google it but Corel definitely calls them 'Pal...

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paletted Bitmaps in CorelDraw

Replies: 2

Views: 906

Paletted Bitmaps in CorelDraw

Might be a bit of a vague question but could anyone explain what a Paletted Bitmap is and how they are produced? Increasingly we are receiving artwork in PDF which includes paletted bitmaps...these bitmaps look virtually perfect with no obvious pixelation.......If I ever need to trace one (to have b...

Wed May 11, 2016 11:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ideas on a new logo please? sorted thanks everyone :)

Replies: 28

Views: 4784

Re: looking for ideas for a new logo

yeah David...I couldn't get the capital 4 to work as the adjacent dot always looked too close

Wed May 11, 2016 10:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ideas on a new logo please? sorted thanks everyone :)

Replies: 28

Views: 4784

Re: looking for ideas for a new logo

Quick attempt from me....not sure I totally like the 4 but it might give you some ideas

Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think that I was fair with my response??

Replies: 19

Views: 5814

Re: I think that I was fair with my response??

Have you had any response to your comments yet Hugh?

Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I think that I was fair with my response??

Replies: 19

Views: 5814

Re: I think that I was fair with my response??

Surely that's a wind up Hugh ??

Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: See how they made signs in the Old Days.

Replies: 2

Views: 813

Re: See how they made signs in the Old Days.

those pirates were tough old cookies.......holding a heat gun inches away from her hand and loving every minute of it

Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:07 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel X3: colour picking tool doesn't select colours - help?

Replies: 4

Views: 1867

Re: Corel X3: colour picking tool doesn't select colours - h

Mike,

When you click and hold on the eye dropper tool it gives you a choice of two......it hasn't defaulted to the Attributes Eyedropper has it?

If that's not the case it isn't set to select from desktop rather than the drawing page?

That's about all I can think of as far as the settings go

Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Caviar Graphics - Various Signage Work

Replies: 5

Views: 2554

Re: Caviar Graphics - recent works

Fantastic work Tim

there is nothing there I don't like but my absolute favourite is the Didier Vaneylen van (I take it he is a decorartor?)

Brilliant stuff :appl:

Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:21 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Wobbly lines appearing when cutting. Help required please?

Replies: 12

Views: 4737

It's difficult to get a scale of things but the 'wobbles' on the lines look too big just be the blade holder at fault

The material seems to have a definite thickness too it...what is it?

Is the material slipping at all in the grippers?

Are you using the correct blade type for the material?

Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:12 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Why do my fills change when I reduce my artwork - help?

Replies: 20

Views: 4899

Bloody Hell Mike!....all the best on the road to recovery

Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Doyle : Various Printed Blinds

Replies: 14

Views: 5297

I like them

They would look good in the home bathroom or kitchen with some of the modern day messages printed on them

Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers various Aug 2014

Replies: 15

Views: 5248

The Ferrari desk looks impressive, the Connect van looks good, for some reason the fridge is my favourite but I've got to be honest Dave and say that the kerning around the A's on the Cheryl Fitzgerald signs is doing my head in

Thanks for sharing

Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I forgot...

Replies: 11

Views: 2853

New front page ??

Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My company van

Replies: 3

Views: 1882

I love it..

I can imagine people wanting to read what it says in the +

Fantastic looking van

Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:16 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Corex ink retarder - helped needed please.

Replies: 4

Views: 2237

Is the ink suitable for printing onto correx? I'd have thought your ink supplier would have advised you that retarder would do the opposite of what you require assuming the ink is air drying you can accelerate the drying time by pushing warm air over the prints but you would have to check the data s...

Wed May 21, 2014 4:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: filling holes in tray sign

Replies: 6

Views: 3539

I haven't actually done this before Cheryl but I would imagine Isopon would do the job....you may need to stick a piece of dibond or similar inside the tray first and then fill the holes with this... http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_16...

Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:33 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do I print off pantone chart??

Replies: 9

Views: 2709

Nick, Import that PDF into corel and and send it through to yor RIP from there with our setup exporting into the rip as a PDF will give different results to exporting it as an EPS once you have your printed chart/charts use them as a reference to match to an actual Pantone reference. You migh tfind ...

Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do I print off pantone chart??

Replies: 9

Views: 2709

we use this one Nick

The pantone chips are on the right with their CMYK equivalents on the left

Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Feedback on my vehicle graphics please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3028

he's a genius is Rob....he can even make the sun come out on a dull day :cool:

Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:55 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Text effect

Replies: 20

Views: 4809

Ewan..it's late, I've had a couple of beers and I'm away from a PC but try putting an outline round the original text and then play with 'extrude'

Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Rip files and hard disc space

Replies: 10

Views: 2917

Phil,

Is this the same as deleting the files from the print queues in Wastach or not ??





ermm...just my mate that doesn't understand much about computers is asking

Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vhb padded tape supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 2744

would velcro do the job Cheryl or do you need something more permanant ?

Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:58 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vhb padded tape supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 2744

Speak to Tecman Cheryl...I'm sure they'll be able to help you

http://www.tecmanuk.com/

Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Motorcycle Decals, your views please?

Replies: 65

Views: 20402

oh thats a shame glen try it one day .....see how happy customer would be ill try again one arrow to the right on one side and go round other side of board and also have an arrow pointing to the right i think youll find ones pointing to road the other to shop....mabe ill do you a line drawing tommo...

Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Motorcycle Decals, your views please?

Replies: 65

Views: 20402

I'm out :o

Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Motorcycle Decals, your views please?

Replies: 65

Views: 20402

Brian....draw an arrow pointing to the left on a piece of paper....draw another arrow pointing to the right on another piece of paper.. mark the top of both bits of paper so you know you have them the right way up hold them back to back and they will both point in the same direction...i.e. the shop ...

Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Christmas from Menorca

Replies: 2

Views: 1122

I finish tonight until the New Year (hopefully)

Just like to wish everybody a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year

All the best

Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Estate Agents Signs Erection?

Replies: 6

Views: 3659

As has been said, it's all about volume.

It's a bit like comparing a bus fare to a taxi fare.

Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald, Assortment of vehicles and shops

Replies: 12

Views: 4273

Fantastic

Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Colour Challenge

Replies: 16

Views: 3680

I think I need to clean my monitor....I reckon coffee and chow mein splashes can be blamed for at least 5 of my ermm mistakes :wink:

Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Colour Challenge

Replies: 16

Views: 3680

Colour Challenge

don't know if anybody has seen this or not?....just a bit of fun

I'll be totally honest and say that I scored a quite embarrasing 47...the lower the score the better :oops:


http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?pageid=77&lang=en

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How to draw a golf course map?

Replies: 19

Views: 6350

I was just going to post a similar thing Harry.......A background would help bring the whole thing together

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:42 am

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Large format positives

Replies: 5

Views: 2329

Steve...the machine didn't need any altering at all to produce the positives It just printed what it was told to print once we found a film that it would recognise We used the Ultrachrome inks with it but you have to run it at a fairly high DPI to get the density For halftone work we used to run it ...

Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:37 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Large format positives

Replies: 5

Views: 2329

we used to use an Epson 9800 for this purpose with great results The only problem we had and it could potentially be a bigger problem now is that the printer struggle to 'read' certain makes of the clear film. When we bough the machine we were recommended a clear film that worked withit but after a ...

Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:10 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation start up help

Replies: 12

Views: 5574

Thanks for all the help on this one....I'm now sifting through all the suppliers trying to put together a decent start up package based on what's been said

Cheers

Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:52 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation start up help

Replies: 12

Views: 5574

Hi Lee....I have but I believe it's against forum rules to post it

I'm not sure how to work around it :-?

Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:34 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation start up help

Replies: 12

Views: 5574

Thanks for all the help so far..... Lee..I think I would prefer to buy the printer from new, I don't have PM facility but would you mind giving me some info on your press if you are willing to sell separately? Nick...thanks for the info.....could I ask you what you print on the A3 that you couldn't ...

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Sublimation start up help

Replies: 12

Views: 5574

Sublimation start up help

I'm thinking of dipping my toe into sublimation printing as the idea has appealed to me for a number of years... I have a budget of between £1000 - £1500 depending on whether I go for an A4 or an A3 printer I'm looking for advice on whether start-up packages are worth the money or would it better to...

Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SHOULD BE IN FRANCE NOW BUT!

Replies: 23

Views: 5443

Howeh man Derek.....where's that Geordie spirit?

get yersel back down to London Town......chin the bloke who caused it, chin the pavement (again) and swim over to Paris in yer shreddies :wink:

Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:38 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Can anyone suggest anything I can do with banding on print

Replies: 24

Views: 3905

I've had similar problems Simon and never really found a solution which has worked everytime.... I put our problems down to the file rather than the media and I always assumed it was the fountain steps created in Corel that weren't converting properly in the rip I had some success converting the bac...

Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:14 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Attempting an effect in coreldraw x4

Replies: 5

Views: 2051

Gareth...

I don't have X4 but have a look for cutout Lab under 'Images'

you basically just trace round the outside of the image with a highlighter pen and then fill the area you want to keep

very easy to do but it's up to you how accurate you want to be with it

Wed May 15, 2013 10:29 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: CorelDRAW 'not responding' when exporting

Replies: 18

Views: 5889

I've always found that EPS creates larger files than PDF..... One thing I have learned though Nick is when I publish to PDF I delete everything else from the page and make the pige size exactly the same size as the image you are exporting It was something I realised by accident.....what I used to do...

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:41 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My new shop sign... design idea's welcomed!

Replies: 52

Views: 22829

Hugh...I know you've already mentioned in the other thread that you didn't want to go over kill and attract the wrong type of customers.... Personally I would go fairly subtle on the outer building itself with some quality built up letters and then use the windows to show examples of what you do.......

Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pictures of my New Workplace. what do you think?

Replies: 54

Views: 23265

Fantastic Warren........it must be a pleasure going into work nowadays?

I could live in there :D

Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:46 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: can anyone advise with problems printing Grey

Replies: 12

Views: 2336

try taking a bit of magenta out using the correction curves in the rip


we had a similar problem with our greys printing 'greeny' and adjusting the yellow channel in the rip helped.....ultimately though you might need your printer correctly profiled

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: only gone n got me a proper shop!!

Replies: 63

Views: 9365

Great news Hugh....all the best

I'm sure you'll make it work

Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:42 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How do I get a single Colour on a black and white pic

Replies: 10

Views: 3950

Before and after....took two minutes tops

Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:27 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How do I get a single Colour on a black and white pic

Replies: 10

Views: 3950

Nicholas.......I just used 'Desaturate'....then the undo brush to bring the colour back to the specific area

It really was as simple as that.

Done in Corel PhotoPaint though....not CorelDraw

Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:43 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How do I get a single Colour on a black and white pic

Replies: 10

Views: 3950

I've just tried this in Corel PhotoPaint using the undo brush and it is so easy

I've now just found a new hobby :D

Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:21 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice on double sided stickers

Replies: 5

Views: 1897

Warren....I got an email regarding this stuff a few weeks ago.

I haven't used it but the 'blockout' might be worth taking into account

http://www.allprint.co.uk/solvent-print ... DS3047.htm

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Getting a good red with CMYK

Replies: 16

Views: 3591

I've found that the way you send the job through to the rip can give you variations of colour aswell

publishing as PDF for Document Distribution and publishing as PDF for Editing should give the same colour chart a very different look

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I Need Your Help!

Replies: 6

Views: 1464

Done

Some nice signs in the competition but I stand by what I said at the time you posted it...yours is one of my favourite ever signs

Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:24 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for an opinion on my own logo

Replies: 31

Views: 8410

that one works very nicely Harry.......I agree on some kind of description needed as well

Even though Steve's explained what he does, I'm still none the wiser :oops:

Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:54 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for an opinion on my own logo

Replies: 31

Views: 8410

I'm not even sure what mine means or if it even works but it's another idea anyhoos......

Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for an opinion on my own logo

Replies: 31

Views: 8410

Steve, The way it works is that you would put up your existing logo and a new attempt at where you would like to go in the Graphic Design Help and Discussion forum, giving as much information as you can regarding colours, how it would be reproduced etc etc Have a look in there...there are plenty of ...

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My 35th birthday

Replies: 7

Views: 1599

are you paying for taxis home John ?? :o

Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: 5.5m x 3.2m image specification advice?

Replies: 24

Views: 11566

:D

she's done well to get that far under water

Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour Matched Aerosols

Replies: 5

Views: 2088

Another good one ......cheers Denise

Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Colour Matched Aerosols

Replies: 5

Views: 2088

Colour Matched Aerosols

I must stress I haven't used this company but I came across their website and thought it might be usefull to share

They do Pantone, Ral, British Standards and NCS

http://www.cjaerosols.com/

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mal Props

Replies: 33

Views: 4589

A lad I know always refers to asset stripping as acid stripping

Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:59 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Charity Ball Invite, advice please

Replies: 11

Views: 4105

A couple of quick ideas on a similar theme from me....

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:14 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

Thanks for your reply David... unfortunately none of those settings have improved matters...at the moment I have the preset set to 'Simulate Colour Management Off'...this seems to be the only setting that gives the colours any vibrancy. If I set it to European, all the colours go extremely pale and ...

Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:23 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

Hi John, Thanks for your suggestion but changing that setting only made a minimal difference I've tried playing about with most of the different options in that colour management box and although some of them had quite obvious effects, I couldn't get anything to match the original PDF viewed in Acro...

Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:06 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

Thanks Alan, I'll have a look at the settings you've mentioned

Davids input would be much appreciated as well

Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

I haven't tried printing direct from Corel Martin but I'm not sure it would be possible anyway......I am printing via a large format UV flatbed that comes with it's own software

I've tried converting the PDF's to CMYK and RGB and although it does make a difference neither matches the original

Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:13 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

It happens in every Corel version we have....12, X5 and X6

Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:09 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

Hi Tim, To be perfectly honest I'm not sure. I don't know how I can tell. Here's the situation.......I get sent an artwork by email in PDF format...if I save the PDF and print directly from the RIP the output is very close to the original. As soon as I bring it into Corel, the colours change dramati...

Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:44 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

Replies: 17

Views: 4545

PDF's changing Colour When Opened in Corel

I've got to be honest and say that even though I've been a Corel user for many years I've never really getten to grips with the colour management side. The problem I have is that if a customer sends me a PDF, as soon as I bring it into Corel all the colours change (not different colours just differe...

Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Screen Flood Coating 3M IJ380 or IJ180

Replies: 11

Views: 2967

Is that even possible David?

Have you found someone who can do it?

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:51 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Screen Flood Coating 3M IJ380 or IJ180

Replies: 11

Views: 2967

It might be worth getting a price from a digital trade print specialist aswell David. flood coating vinyl by screen printing is problematic at the best of times.....dust, squeegee marks, consistency of colour etc etc I'm not saying it can't be done but at todays digital trade prices (including lamin...

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Drying racks for digital printed media ?

Replies: 20

Views: 4517

I don't actually have the need for anything like this but my first thought would be to go for more of a washing line setup so the prints are hanging (pegged) to the line rather than lying flat I would imagine it would take up less space and it would also allow the solvent gasses to 'fall off' the pr...

Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Seasons Greetings

Replies: 17

Views: 2901

I second that Martin

All the best to everyone

Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Solar Graphics : Various 2012 Work

Replies: 6

Views: 4324

some really nice stuff there....particularly like the Jigsaw one

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:51 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Winplot changing vector slightly when importing

Replies: 9

Views: 3778

Have you tried the latest Viagra software?









































:oops: sorry

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: SA Jewellery

Replies: 15

Views: 4650

another different angle.....

Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Design help needed on a Joiners van please?

Replies: 6

Views: 3593

James Phillips wrote:Am i the only one reading that as (A)RS(E) Joinery?

:o


not now you're not :-?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ruby film/stencil cutting film

Replies: 5

Views: 1917

Nick,

I don't know whether this helps you or not...

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=44375

Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Dimensional Sign: Our Lawyer

Replies: 18

Views: 3383

from concept to execution that is one of the best signs I have ever seen

Brilliant :D

Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:36 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Tablet pc's, opinions...

Replies: 10

Views: 3507

is tethering not an option Hugh?


I've had the Motorola Xoom for a year or so now and i love it. Me Mam asked me if I'd sort out a tablet for me Dad's Christmas present and I settled on the Motorola Xoom 2 media edition at £190 from Debenhams plus

Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:16 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: advice needed please with making Sign Trays

Replies: 13

Views: 6505

Is it true Dibond? There are many cheaper composites now that aren't suited to bending because the outer aluminium skin is too thin That's what I used to think too. Then I HAD to make a few trays out of cheapo i-bond / c-bond...and it worked perfectly fine. Depth IS more critical to get right (leav...

Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:37 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: advice needed please with making Sign Trays

Replies: 13

Views: 6505

Is it true Dibond?

There are many cheaper composites now that aren't suited to bending because the outer aluminium skin is too thin

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:25 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: urgent help required on this design please...

Replies: 17

Views: 6322

It might also give you a burd bick

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:03 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: urgent help required on this design please...

Replies: 17

Views: 6322

second thoughts Hugh......you could try drawing the black border first......then draw on the white bits and trim them to the border (within Corel obviously...not on the van)

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:56 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: urgent help required on this design please...

Replies: 17

Views: 6322

Hugh...there is a similar option in the freehand pen tool and then select the brush option on the toolbar...It might be too similar though and give you exactly the same problem... The only other quick fix I can think is to draw a border and nibble into it using the eraser tool....you might have more...

Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:22 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18750

:D

I'm glad this aint my round

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:56 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18750

whoa, whoa, whoa a minute......Harry and Andrews parts in this were incidental...I think it's clear that it was the colour change that brought this thread to a happy ending


cough..twelve pack of stella ..cough :D

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:27 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18750

The last one does it for me...cheers Harry

Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:24 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18750

I really like Andrews version of Harry's design....just wondering what it would look like with the two greens swapped round...ie dark green outline

Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3211

That looks fantastic Ian...clean and sharp

How did you fix the cladding panels ?

Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:09 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Your opinions on the New Microsoft Logo?

Replies: 13

Views: 6392

Your opinions on the New Microsoft Logo?

what do you think ??....... http://www.uksignboards.com/random/micro-logo.jpg Microsoft unveiled a brand-new company logo Thursday morning, and graphic designers have given it a split vote. While some believe the company has a winner with the new logo’s simple, square design, others say it’s too bor...

Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:19 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: iPhone 4 problem...

Replies: 8

Views: 2897

Glasgow?

Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Your own flyer designs *Now with Draft Design

Replies: 33

Views: 12175

James....check your spelling of recommended :wink:

Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally out of hospital

Replies: 27

Views: 4655

Just as well he didn't apply the first rule of Engineering or DIY...........

1. Always use the correct tool for the job.

2. A hammer is the correct tool for any job.

3. Anything can be used as a hammer.

Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:45 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: 3D acrylic letters on vinyl surface : problem

Replies: 13

Views: 5848

What thickness was the tape? Years ago we had a problem with acrylic pockets falling off our displays (especially near heat sources)......... we had been using 1 mm thick clear, double sided tape from 3M thinking this would be more than enough It turned out that the weight of the pocket over time wa...

Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: New Signage for Our Van : Dilemma!

Replies: 20

Views: 8452

Glenn Sharp wrote:I was typing while you posted that one....I think that's the place for it as Tim pointed out

I would just tweak the monkey custard ( I reckon that's the first and last time I'll ever type that ) a bit...either right adjust or stretch 'custard' a bit so it's the same length as 'monkey'

Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:22 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: New Signage for Our Van : Dilemma!

Replies: 20

Views: 8452

I was typing while you posted that one....I reckon that's the place for it as Tim pointed out

I would just tweak the monkey custard ( I reckon that's the first and last time I'll ever type that ) a bit...either right adjust or stretch 'custard' a bit so it's the same length as 'monkey'

Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: New Signage for Our Van : Dilemma!

Replies: 20

Views: 8452

I'd try a really subtle monkeys head in the top/rear of the tinted window and then drop the text down into the lower half of the window

I doubt it's possible but can you apply the monkey's head internally onto the film to make it even more subtle?

Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Failing Flat Cut Lettering

Replies: 22

Views: 4252

I'm more inclined to think that the adhesive has failed between the acrylic and the composite. The reason that they haven't stuck the acrylic locators directly to the dibond is because it is problematic so to stick an acrylic backing to the letters will hold the same problems albeit with a larger gl...

Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Failing Flat Cut Lettering

Replies: 22

Views: 4252

I would try and get as much information from your supplier as to exactly how they were made Phil. What glue was used? Was the Dibond laminated to the acrylic before the letters were routed or were they routed separately and then glued?......If it was the latter maybe they have been too sparing with ...

Thu May 31, 2012 8:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thank you Goergio & Nigel Pugh

Replies: 7

Views: 1718

Nice one Martin....chuffed to bits for you What's your view on old 'Hippo Heed' though?.....I've been listening to a couple of hammers on a football forum who had very little time for Allerdyce even though they respected the position he had got the team into. My view was just be happy with promotion...

Tue May 29, 2012 11:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Temporary road sign frame suppliers

Replies: 5

Views: 1777

I couldn't see any double sided ones bit it might be worth a call

http://www.greenham.com/c/pl/121288/600 ... Sign-Frame

Tue May 01, 2012 8:11 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Grey print comes out greenish

Replies: 5

Views: 1813

Simon, It sounds like a profiling issue (unless it is something which has just started happening) We had the same problem with our UV flatbed and had the experts from Fujifilm come in and do some new profiles. I'm probably over simplifying it because they did various tests which were measured with s...

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Full colour Window Graphics

Replies: 5

Views: 1346

Can you not sell them the idea of backing the bottom windows up with white or frosted or something Andy?

Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Warped Acrylic

Replies: 11

Views: 1501

I'm not sure if this information is a 100% accurate but I was once told that the expansion/contraction for 5mm acrylic is plus or minus 3mm per metre

I would say it's a definite case of everything being fit a bit too tight

Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:34 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Ipad2 64gb or 'other' tablet??

Replies: 13

Views: 4959

I went for the Motorola Xoom.......£329 for 32Gig and a two year warranty (I thought that was an absolute steal)

I wouldn't class myself as a serious user but I've been delighted with what it can do

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:28 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: How to curve an image

Replies: 10

Views: 3716

No probs Jason.....glad you got it sorted

Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:11 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: How to curve an image

Replies: 10

Views: 3716

Jason...... I think you might be missing something with the envelope tool. I've just tried it with an image I had on my screen of an estate agents board and it worked well I grouped everything together..........Used 'Putty' mode and clicked on the little 'unconstrained' icon On my image were eight c...

Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:33 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Facing trays in vinyl

Replies: 11

Views: 4484

I can't offer any advice based on experience but if it was me doing this for the first time I'd be tempted to go with the second option Peter I would mount the prints then cover them with with application paper to protect them while you rout the backs I'm just imagining potential pitfalls with flopp...

Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it a bird, is it a plane.......

Replies: 4

Views: 1052

my particular favourite was the one where the firefighting planes were filling up with water over the sea........weirdly though I didn't notice any planes

Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:35 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: coreldraw page setup

Replies: 10

Views: 3236

it sounds more like a template thing George......I've never done it before but I would imagine you could set it up as you want and then save it as a template....then open new template rather than drawing??

maybe??

Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing to a .pdf Document Format - What Utility?

Replies: 8

Views: 1396

excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of this kind of utility?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:36 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Help needed with aligning in Corel?

Replies: 9

Views: 3067

I can't help with your first question Andrew but hopefully I can with your second There are a couple of ways to radius selected corners.... 1) Using the shape tool..... Click off the selected object to deselect the four corner nodes and then simply click on the corner node you want to radius and dra...

Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: He would have hated it......

Replies: 28

Views: 4349

To John

Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:08 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel x3 help

Replies: 4

Views: 1709

Neil....I've found Corel does this once you tweak the shape of the rectangle. If you draw a shape on screen and then immediately round the corners it seems to do them evenly....once you change the size of the rectangle it seems to distort the corners for some reason My work around for this is to dra...

Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Newcastle

Replies: 7

Views: 2976

Howdo Jimmy :D

Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:11 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: KRS Logo Design

Replies: 1

Views: 2462

what was the brief Phil ?

Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing Aluminium frames advice needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1093

yep....the other way to do it would be with a 'front loader' but these have got to consist of at least two panels. This way you would fix the frame to the wall on all 4 sides and then fit the panels into the open aperture of the frame There is a formula to follow with the panels being shorter than n...

Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing Aluminium frames advice needed

Replies: 4

Views: 1093

You don't Mo.......It just fixes to the top and bottom section of the frame

Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:15 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: File search in corel x5

Replies: 3

Views: 1742

Thanks very much Alan, that's sorted it.........I've heard about the F8 start but never had to use it before

Thanks as well George

Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:46 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: File search in corel x5

Replies: 3

Views: 1742

File search in corel x5

Hi all I'm not sure if I'm missing something totally obvious here or not. What I'm wanting to do is to search for a drawing in corel x5 using two letters... i.e...If I was wanting to open the drawing 'UK Signboards' I want to be able to type in the letters UK to miss out all the other files listed u...

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:26 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: corel contour help please!

Replies: 11

Views: 3326

Thanks Alan

Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: corel contour help please!

Replies: 11

Views: 3326

I'm not sure if you can do it with the contour tool Neil.......can you get away with just putting a thick outline on and changing the corners to round ?? (all done in the outline pen dialogue box)

Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Boyle - Digital Wallpaper

Replies: 10

Views: 4147

they're alright I suppose.......if high quality, classy concept signage is what you're into :lol1:

Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:09 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: £3m 'bling' car put on display

Replies: 7

Views: 2398

I've seen better creations made out of egg boxes and err... sticky back plastic on Blue Peter

Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Urgent - Backlit Printing Problem

Replies: 4

Views: 1158

yep...re-wetting can be a problem

Prints feel touch dry on the surface but effectively they've just got a thin skin on them....placing something on top of them prevents the solvents from escaping which then re-wets the surface and you end up with all kinds of problems

Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:44 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone help with using layers in corel?

Replies: 18

Views: 5351

If I'm understanding you correctly Harry I think you could just have multiple pages to do what you want rather than layers

Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Have to share this layout ....

Replies: 19

Views: 9793

I reckon there's more than enough room to cram another one in :o

Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:44 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Fantastic tool for vehicle graphics - Black Mamba

Replies: 18

Views: 5964

Denise Goodfellow wrote:"Black Mamba"

mmmmmmmm name rings a bell, but can`t put my finger on it! :D





just as well it wasn't on the tip of your tongue :o

Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spot the difference competition

Replies: 12

Views: 2266

Cambridge to Newcastle Martin...not even different countries.

Their idea of a compromise was that we could send our own courier to pick these up but I kid you not when I say that these items could have been put in the post for a couple of quid in a normal envelope

Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spot the difference competition

Replies: 12

Views: 2266

similar thing happened to me this week....... I wanted to order 10 small plastic filters for one of our machines @ £3.30 each inc vat.....I was then told that there was a minimum order value of £50. I begrudgingly bumped the order up with some more items to reach the minimum order value to then be t...

Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:11 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Color CAMM Pro PC-60 - Setup Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 11128

As I say it's ages since I last used one but I thought it had to register all 6 cartridges before you could do anything

Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:39 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Color CAMM Pro PC-60 - Setup Problem

Replies: 19

Views: 11128

It's that long since I used one but does it do a cartridge check when it starts up?

Could it be it's looking for a cartridge that isn't there or there is a cartridge in each holder and one in the head?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:04 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: How many stand offs for this size acrylic panel

Replies: 6

Views: 3544

I personally think you'd get away with 4 at that size....it's a narrow display and if someone does lean on it it would only bend In the past we have used 25 mm Satin S/S standoffs with a couple of the snapfix Jumbo locators invisibly fitted in the middle just to stiffen displays up whilst not lookin...

Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone recommend a supplier of Balustrade / Glass Clamps

Replies: 2

Views: 760

Macky,

Never had any problems dealing with these people....

http://www.seagullbalustrades.com/indiv ... mps-clips/

Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:37 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: trough light light effect

Replies: 4

Views: 3104

Any good?............

Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: fixing cut letters to an irregular surface

Replies: 20

Views: 3009

what thickness are the letters Hugh?

have you got enough thickness to drill and tap the letter to accept threaded bar?

Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:41 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: trough light light effect

Replies: 4

Views: 3104

I've never actually done it George but I would imagine you could place a transparency lens over the sign to darken it as if it was night time and then use the interactive transparency tool (the little wine glass) to create a fade effect of the light getting darker the further down the sign it goes I...

Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hmm, problem customer, what would you do?

Replies: 98

Views: 21084

in Brush Script?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Scratch on customers van, advice / views please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3466

what decal are you putting on Phil?

Mind
The
Steps

:wink:

Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Foam Board in a Light Box Housing

Replies: 6

Views: 1201

Not sure if you are asking for advice on this one or not David but I would stay clear of foam for a job like this. Although you would probably be hanging the panels they would still be liable to warp and they will no doubt give you problems over time at the join. You can get ACM for under £30 a shee...

Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: changeable outdoor nameplates

Replies: 4

Views: 1366

Have you looked at the Spandex Slatz system Peter?

http://www.spandex.com/UK/sign_systems/ ... Slatz.aspx

Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:09 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics (perforated clear vision)

Replies: 4

Views: 1567

That looks fantastic Ade....top drawer

Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign erection question

Replies: 10

Views: 1369

will it be up for long Brian or is the season over before you know it ?

Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help implementing a better proofing process please?

Replies: 17

Views: 2530

It's not just general spelling though that causes problems, it's phone numbers, web sites and email addresses which the customer has to take a certain responsibility for making sure are all correct

Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: smile cafe

Replies: 29

Views: 4257

Image

Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:13 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: bar design - just stuck for inspiration

Replies: 5

Views: 3797

David,

I wasn't looking for thanks....just recognition that I hadn't totally wasted my time

Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: bar design - just stuck for inspiration

Replies: 5

Views: 3797

I don't want to sound too petty about this but it's something that gets right on my nerves and I think it goes against everything these boards stand for... David...This is the second thread where you've asked for design help or inspiration. On both occasions myself and others have took time out to o...

Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Speeding up Solvent Cure times

Replies: 49

Views: 4619

As I say though Peter......this thread is all about accelerating curing times. Just to repeat my point about the print line that we use........we run it at 55 degree heat and the boards travel about 8ft in distance and come off dry (no re-wetting when the boards are stacked together........If I ran ...

Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Speeding up Solvent Cure times

Replies: 49

Views: 4619

My two penneth worth supports the theory that heat definitely aids the curing process I have over 25 years experience in the screen printing industry and most of those years were spent printing double sided estate agents boards. Back in the day we would be doing runs of 50 - 100 boards and the only ...

Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed o making Door Signs please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1141

Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: bar design - just stuck for inspiration

Replies: 5

Views: 3797

quick one from me.......

Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:24 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Help with increasing cutpasses and doing a tracktest

Replies: 7

Views: 3111

I agree with Phil....just duplicate the artwork on top of the original and make sure both copies are sent through together

I've got to ask why though ??

Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Work over the past few months or so.

Replies: 2

Views: 1395

some nice looking stuff Ben....really like the simplicity of the pallet force car

Thanks for sharing :D

Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:45 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: advice, veiws on my new van design please?

Replies: 21

Views: 10537

could you post it up as an editable image George...for those who want a play

Tue May 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Little Advice on a Epson 9800 please

Replies: 11

Views: 2538

Craig We have had the Epson 9800 for about 4 or 5 years now and not had one problem with it. It isn't used every day because we got it mainly to do artworks for the screen printing department. It could be left for a month and you just switch it on, give it a quick clean and you're ready to go. The u...

Fri May 27, 2011 11:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hairitage Shop Frosted vinyl/ fascia

Replies: 17

Views: 4843

love it Martin......right up my street, clean simple and classy

Thu May 26, 2011 4:45 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Help with reducing objects in image

Replies: 12

Views: 4017

Could try wireframe view and marquee select groups you know are safe to delete..

Thu May 26, 2011 11:52 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3m helicopter tape

Replies: 9

Views: 4310

I thought it was a bit of a wind up (like tartan paint and a long stand :D ) but a google search for 3m Helicopter tape brings up loads of suppliers

Mon May 23, 2011 6:41 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My new logo - critique please!

Replies: 10

Views: 7082

John, why does it have to be 'bold and simple' ? I'm sort of getting a conflicting message from your ideas... 'Show Off Design & Graphics' suggests to me it should be showcasing and advertising your design abilities and personally I don't think the bold and simple, two colour one is doing that. ...

Thu May 19, 2011 4:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Mexico

Replies: 11

Views: 1996

Hola Santiago ... bienvenido al foro :D



I really hope Google hasn't stitched me up :-?

Mon May 16, 2011 2:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Motorcycle Sidecar Wrapping

Replies: 5

Views: 1825

I really like that .....the effect totally suits the shape :D

Sun May 15, 2011 8:15 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Gallery Various:- Mizu Spa

Replies: 10

Views: 3236

Lovely looking job John....what materials have you used on the fascia?

Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Free standing Signs

Replies: 5

Views: 1907

I really like the first one Phil.....nice neat, clean looking design. A night shot would be good to see. I've got to be honest with the second one though......I like the sign in general and the additional top piece is a great idea but the main thing that's jumping out to me is the kerning. That font...

Fri May 13, 2011 10:15 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to lay digital prints

Replies: 35

Views: 6694

I would definitely be looking at prices for digital or screen printing direct on assuming that the stickers haven't already been prouduced.

Thu May 12, 2011 12:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to lay digital prints

Replies: 35

Views: 6694

I'd reckon on a quantity of 5000 that screen printing would be competitive...even if it was 4 colour

Tue May 10, 2011 2:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Nice Font type for a Stone Mason ?

Replies: 8

Views: 3070

Thanks Noel....I'll have a good read of that later

Tue May 10, 2011 2:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Nice Font type for a Stone Mason ?

Replies: 8

Views: 3070

Sorry for the quick hijack Tim........Jill, have you any idea who designed the backdrop for that Letterheads page?......It's amazing

Tue May 10, 2011 2:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Nice Font type for a Stone Mason ?

Replies: 8

Views: 3070

something like this.......

Tue May 10, 2011 1:04 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Late night design help

Replies: 14

Views: 7079

Quick attempt from me.....

Thu May 05, 2011 11:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: osama

Replies: 35

Views: 5660

Did he ever admit to 9/11 though?....I'm not sure he did It was suggested that he had in the Western media but I'm sure through Al Jazeera he always professed he was unconnected You'd have thought he would have been shooting his mouth of if he had been the mastermind behind it all. How can they be s...

Thu May 05, 2011 9:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: osama

Replies: 35

Views: 5660

I wonder which country we'll be invading next as a result of the 'retaliation' brought on by the execution without trial of Bin Laden

One World Government anybody ??

Wed May 04, 2011 4:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Another quick design question: kerning

Replies: 12

Views: 6411

It doesn't look like the text is centred within the border Angelique which probably isn't helping....there looks less space on the left hand side than there does on the right... If this was me I would shrink down all your text by 10% or so to create a bit more space between the text and the border a...

Tue May 03, 2011 11:22 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: help required for cutomers frosted visual

Replies: 6

Views: 1397

Stephen...quick reply which may not be of any use at all as I don't use flexi but the way it would be done in Corel would be to 'combine' or 'trim' the objects together

As i say i don't know what options you have in Flexi but it might give you an idea as to what to look out for

Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Just had a complaint?

Replies: 23

Views: 5499

I think if I was a customer who'd asked for a 15ft long sticker I would have expected it in one piece. In that situation I think I would have offered him a duplicate set (just to fill the vinyl up a bit) at a reduced price incase he had any problems fitting it It all comes down to whether that was e...

Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:40 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Help with saving files.

Replies: 14

Views: 4580

have you played about with saving it in different formats Harry ?

are you just saving it as a JPEG once you've cut it out?


I'm pretty clueless when it comes to things like this but I am aware that some formats don't like a transparent background as much as others

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:29 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Curves cutting in short straight lines

Replies: 18

Views: 7619

Is this just happening on fonts or on drawn circles and elipses?....I'm just wondering if the fonts are corrupt?

Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: First signwriting - transit van. Design, and application.

Replies: 15

Views: 6034

Ant,

the first thing that jumps out to me is that you would have been better using the same layout that you've used on the back, on the side.

The text on the side panel is a bit disjointed and unbalanced imo

I like the colour scheme though :D

Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views on Warburtons Bread new corporate brand?

Replies: 13

Views: 3793

I like it.....I don't advocate change for the sake of it but if they felt they needed to move on I personally don't think they've dropped any clangers

Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:42 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: I've really gone and done it now!

Replies: 10

Views: 4447

That'll be great Gary....you wouldn't mind doing it in the proper thread though would you :wink:

Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Views & Opinions of the need for www. on a sign?

Replies: 17

Views: 2915

I don't understand how the .com or .co.uk signifies that it is a website address

My email account is with sky so it ends in sky.com....I would say the only thing that seperates the two without the www would be that the email address has an @ in it :-?

Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: happy birthday Marcella

Replies: 19

Views: 2801

Happy Birthday Marcella....have a great day :D

Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Applying stencilled etch on glass

Replies: 12

Views: 2453

Are the logos pretty basic or intricate Peter?

I've never done this on frosted vinyl before but we always butt join the application tape rather than overlapping it.....it's always worked for us

Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:02 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Curves cutting in short straight lines

Replies: 18

Views: 7619

This has happened to me but it was nearly 20 years ago and for the life of me I can't remember what caused it.. Something to with HPGL language and going through a parallel port instead of a serial one (or vice versa) Sorry...I know it's not much help Is this a new problem or one you've had since se...

Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:59 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Curves cutting in short straight lines

Replies: 18

Views: 7619

what format are you exporting through to the cutting software in ?

Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help & advice needed for Cutting PVC please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1571

Thomas,

Are you printing on a UV flatbed?

If you are just get your stock cut down to size by your supplier and then just butt each piece up to each other on the print bed.

Obviously setting up each print takes a little longer but the time saved on cutting will more than compensate

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:12 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel X5 Colour Palette Question

Replies: 6

Views: 3076

Sounds like you need to change the palette to the default CMYK one


Window......colour palettes

Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: estate agent posts

Replies: 22

Views: 7914

If I was selling my house I wouldn't be happy with a tatty bit of timber stuck in the garden.....I would like to think the sign was clean and tidy and reflected well on my property as well the Estate Agent Who said i do them on a "tatty bit of timber"? i do them on a 2x2 pse 8ft timber st...

Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: estate agent posts

Replies: 22

Views: 7914

If I was selling my house I wouldn't be happy with a tatty bit of timber stuck in the garden.....I would like to think the sign was clean and tidy and reflected well on my property as well the Estate Agent

Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trying to source cheap correx sheet please?

Replies: 8

Views: 1885

There are deals to be done at most of the suppliers based on quantity......where are you getting it from now?

Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: External Illuminated poster holders??

Replies: 5

Views: 991

I've just had these people on the phone but I haven't used them yet....

http://www.stockdisplays.co.uk/outdoor-light-boxes.html

Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: static cling advice.

Replies: 6

Views: 1186

We've just done some..... printed on a UV flatbed though........I doubt you could do it through roll to roll but I might be wrong. Lay down on print bed backing paper side up over......remove backing paper....print.......replace backing paper I was expecting all kinds of issues with static but it wo...

Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:37 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Printing from coreldraw: document size vs. media size

Replies: 7

Views: 3194

I'm not familiar with this printer but is there any chance the printer itself is over-riding the software settings somehow?

Ha the printer got a menu where you can set the page size and such like?

Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Gallery: Vehicle wrap: Gribben

Replies: 16

Views: 4273

I really don't see the problem with the website on this one.

I don't think it interferes with or unbalances the layout in this instance.

Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Gallery: Vehicle wrap: Gribben

Replies: 16

Views: 4273

I really like that...very classy looking for a predominantly 'white van'

The whole design just seems to suit the van shape as well

Nice one Nicholas

Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Large scale map for Estate Agent

Replies: 10

Views: 3620

Matty Goodwin wrote:Hi!

We do a few of these for various Estate agents and they tend to like....

10mm clear acrylic, flame polished edges with nice shiny chrome stand off fixings. Map printed and applied to the rear.

Matt



where do you get your maps from Matty?

Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - Proppa KTM Truck

Replies: 27

Views: 9735

Wow......I bet the customer was pleased Macky?

Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:56 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Large format printable maps

Replies: 5

Views: 1604

cheers Peter......from your earlier reply I thought you might have been aware of specific companies that did this sort of thing

I'll have another look

Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:01 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Illuminated panel and graphic with different colour edges

Replies: 10

Views: 4694

Don't know if you've seen this or not Warren


http://www.d4display.com/interiors/light_boxes.shtml

Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:32 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Illuminated panel and graphic with different colour edges

Replies: 10

Views: 4694

I think these are specialist panels Warren.....the LED light is basically a metalic strip which illuminates the panel.....I'm not sure but in this case they might just have used blue edge acrylic to get the effect

I believe people like Fairfields do them or something similar

Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Large format printable maps

Replies: 5

Views: 1604

Thanks Peter....any idea who I should be searching for?

Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Large format printable maps

Replies: 5

Views: 1604

Large format printable maps

Is there a resource that would allow me to download UK streetmaps and print them out at anything upto 8ft x 4ft?

I've done a Google search but In all honesty I'm struggling to make sense of how they work

Anybody done anything like this ?

Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: COMEDY CLUB WORK

Replies: 10

Views: 3117

Love it George

How are the windows done?

Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mounting a Composite panel to Hardboard

Replies: 3

Views: 954

I would still be looking at getting some kind of mechanical fix on there Stuart........you are literally bonding a sign to a coat of paint and it will fail at some point

Does it really matter if the fixings do go right through the board?....what's behind?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:56 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why Corel EPS files keep crashing?

Replies: 15

Views: 5646

Try changing your page size to exactly the size of your job (double click the page border on screen) then centre your job to the page by pressing P

Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why Corel EPS files keep crashing?

Replies: 15

Views: 5646

It's in the option 'Publish as' rather than 'Export' Stephen

Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:51 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why Corel EPS files keep crashing?

Replies: 15

Views: 5646

All I can suggest without seeing the file is to convert all text to curves etc...do all you can to simplify the file before exporting.

Is it complicated?...Does it have effects etc ?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:06 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Tensioned cable displays

Replies: 10

Views: 4122

Resting a length of timber over the main supporting struts of a suspended ceiling is enough to take the strain in most cases. Don't over tension the cables either, it's surprising how much extra strain you can put on the fixings with just a couple of extra finger turns

Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More inspiration

Replies: 7

Views: 1429

brilliant.......it begs the question, why?....but brilliant

Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More inspiration

Replies: 7

Views: 1429

great find that Harry


I love this shape..........

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