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Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Adding Braille to existing signage

Replies: 4

Views: 126

Re: Adding Braille to existing signage

Thanks guys

Tue May 21, 2019 3:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Adding Braille to existing signage

Replies: 4

Views: 126

Adding Braille to existing signage

Does anyone know how to add Braille to existing signage. Is there any method other than getting the sign remade. This is for a care home organisation that have a number of directional signs and door signs that would now like to add Braille.
Thanks

Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: supplier of metal swing sign brackets please..

Replies: 4

Views: 404

Re: supplier of metal swing sign brackets please..

Try tradesignz.com Hugh register with them and get trade prices

Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: MAHONEY - a few recent jobs

Replies: 20

Views: 1813

Re: Mahoney - a few recent jobs

Nice wraps like the roofing one well done

Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: FENTON - some of our recent work

Replies: 5

Views: 694

Re: Fenton - some of our recent work

Looking good Phill what material is the hanging sign on copper & penny

Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: HAMMOND - Recent work 2018/2019

Replies: 6

Views: 455

Re: Hammond - Recent work 2018/2019

Like the M247 vans well done

Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Giant Free Standing Letters

Replies: 5

Views: 689

Re: Giant Free Standing Letters

Hi James checkout facebook letters4hire these were made by a good friend of mine based in London call Russ 07801 449303

Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Giant Free Standing Letters

Replies: 5

Views: 689

Re: Giant Free Standing Letters

Is this the kind of thing you are after James? Where abouts are you based?

Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: ROGERS - Selection of work Jan 2019

Replies: 5

Views: 442

Re: Rogers. Selection of work Jan 2019

Like the lemonade what's the font ??

Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Work from north of highlands- new processes learnt

Replies: 5

Views: 735

Re: Work from north of highlands- new processes learnt

Hi David, Cheers. Yea we thought all the same. But customer dictated the position and the fonts. Although script was a nightmare to CNC cut so next time it will be a flat out no unless it close the size of mcbains. Never noticed the S though. I can see it now. Does look off. Like the Coyote coffee ...

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Replies: 9

Views: 1035

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Thanks Warren - wasn't it the sign group I read about a while back that was receiving bad press?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Replies: 9

Views: 1035

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Have done similar Rob but not exactly what we need, after that built up metal letter look same colour face and return but without the massive cost

Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Replies: 9

Views: 1035

Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Hi constantly asked to supply thick letters on fascia boards does anyone have any solutions to this Here is what we have done in the past 1) Built up 3 dimensional letter too expensive 2) acrylic - too expensive 3) Foamex ok price but horrible airated edge which doesn't finish well Any solutions ??

Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Summa cutter plotter pens

Replies: 8

Views: 490

Re: Summa cutter plotter pens

Thanks guys some solutions there bit more realistic

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Summa cutter plotter pens

Replies: 8

Views: 490

Summa cutter plotter pens

Hi got a new Summa cutter a while back and now the plotter pen has run out - I nearly fell through the floor when I found out how much replacements were !!
Does anyone know a reasonably priced alternative or work around please

Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers: Some recent work:- Dec 2018

Replies: 10

Views: 961

Re: Rogers...some recent work Dec 2018

Thought I would bump this to the top - It takes a bit of courage to put your work out there in front of your professional group and I applaud David for doing it on a regular basis. It's a shame that there's not that many comments either encouraging or with constructive critique. I think the site wou...

Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:12 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers: Some recent work:- Dec 2018

Replies: 10

Views: 961

Re: Rogers...some recent work Dec 2018

Some nice stuff there David well done

Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting signs into brickwork on your own.

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

Re: Fitting signs into brickwork on your own.

Hi all. I often fit signage on my own. Next week i have one to do, nothing huge 600 by 2000. I always work off ladders unless it gets silly (5m+) Just wondered how you do it? does anyone have a revolutionary technique :smiles: . I always work out where its going, hobble up the ladders with sign, dr...

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Replies: 14

Views: 1708

Re: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Was thinking we might de brand the van - can't fine us if we are incognito [emoji16]

Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Replies: 14

Views: 1708

Re: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Yes David on the form you have to put if planning permission has been granted for the development they also need 10 working days to process - I would like to have 10 working days to make the sign ! But we can't all have what we want

Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Replies: 14

Views: 1708

Re: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

I'm all for driving the cowboys out of our industry but I see this action having an adverse effect as it will push us towards working at night (with the drunks) or working off ladders both of which are not as safe as our tower during the day. This is just a money grabbing exercise which will ultimat...

Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

Replies: 14

Views: 1708

Mobile tower Pavement Licence - Rant

So today we were working in our home town like we have for the last 17 years fitting a fascia sign from our portable tower scaffold with kickboards fitted erected by 2 pasma trained operatives coned off on a 15ft pavement when a council official approaches us and asks for our pavement licence. :awkw...

Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A time for reflection - rememberance

Replies: 13

Views: 1128

Re: A time for reflection - rememberance

Looking good

Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: A time for reflection - rememberance

Replies: 13

Views: 1128

A time for reflection - rememberance

We are all busy rushing around on with the next job trying to earn a living.
Today we took half hour out to make up this banner and fitted in place of our usual advertising banner.
Hope it may give others on here some inspiration

Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Garment film failure at heat press stage..

Replies: 7

Views: 1077

Re: Garment film failure at heat press stage..

Try the print on a similar type of garment does it stick? if it does it's the garment if it doesn't it's the vinyl, just a thought

Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesives - Which ones do you use?

Replies: 11

Views: 1640

Re: Adhesives - Which ones do you use?

I would also be interested in knowing who uses a fast set acrylic adhesive. We use Tensol also, but in the past i would use a glue called Acrifix which was like water when applied via a syringe but set in about 10-30 seconds. The source i bought from back then no longer exists, so would be good to ...

Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesives - Which ones do you use?

Replies: 11

Views: 1640

Re: Adhesives - Which ones do you use?

I would also be interested in knowing who uses a fast set acrylic adhesive. We use Tensol also, but in the past i would use a glue called Acrifix which was like water when applied via a syringe but set in about 10-30 seconds. The source i bought from back then no longer exists, so would be good to ...

Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Making a folded composite pan sign, advice needed please?

Replies: 13

Views: 1492

Re: Making a folded composite pan sign, advice needed please?

Peter Harrison wrote:Thank you I will try Edward Mathias, but is that company the only trade supplier to do them?
I looked on their website but could not see any mention of router cutters or similar.
Try Trend http://www.trend-uk.com/en/UK/productli ... obond.html

Re: fabrication of large watter bottle ?

I've used sculpture studios as well they are very good

Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Replies: 25

Views: 2787

Re: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Thanks Martin I missed that bit [emoji3]

Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Replies: 25

Views: 2787

Re: Advice : working with ladders on uneven ground

Was surprised to see you using trestle and board without guard rail Rob, didn't think that was allowed anymore. Don't get me wrong have done loads from trestle and board in the past and is quick but understand is no longer acceptable with many sites we work on

Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Air release technology - what are your thoughts

Replies: 14

Views: 1140

Re: Air release technology - what are your thoughts

Also make sure what you are applying to is clean and dust free. Dust will produce bubbles all day long especially important when working on a horizontal surface like applying vinyl to a panel on the bench

Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Bent acrylic panels required

Replies: 5

Views: 997

Re: Bent acrylic panels required

Maybe try pinetree as well www.pinetree-enterprises.co.uk

Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:49 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120 cutting CIRCLES first!

Replies: 2

Views: 739

Re: Summa D120 cutting CIRCLES first!

We had this on our new cutter we are using the summa winplot look in the setup there are options for cut centres first and for restricting media movement. The restrict media movement got us guessing for a while as it wasn't working and then found we were using autorotate which doesn't apply this set...

Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can we have moan section on this website?

Replies: 53

Views: 4653

Re: Can we have moan section on this website?

Customers who decide to relamp their own signs. I have had this a few times and another one today Quoted a perspex fascia job and asked do they want me to relamp at the same time - come back no we will do it ourselves. Explain to them it's better that we do it and that its quite difficult off ladder...

Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Design Proof for customer, help and advice please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1527

Re: Design Proof for customer, help and advice please?

May be worth putting a copyright statement on the drawing block somewhere.

Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Larger sized aluminium composite boards/panels

Replies: 8

Views: 1486

Re: Larger sized aluminium composite boards/panels

Who supplies the system in the first picture Rob?

Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Can we have moan section on this website?

Replies: 53

Views: 4653

Re: Can we have moan section on this website?

Designer insisting on a massively complicated spec for what should be a very simple sign, refuses to meet and discuss, refuses to accept alternative materials/options says that two other sign companies have met with him and now no longer taking his calls - guess we will be the third company that can...

Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mould under window vinyl

Replies: 1

Views: 773

Re: Mould under window vinyl

We have been asked to replace some window vinyls (not originally produced by us) because one if the windows has mould growing between the vinyl and the window. Has anyone seen this before? Heres a picture of the window[img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180804/a81b24d488172c488200f9691365f3f0.j...

Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mould under window vinyl

Replies: 1

Views: 773

Mould under window vinyl

We have been asked to replace some window vinyls (not originally produced by us) because one if the windows has mould growing between the vinyl and the window.
Has anyone seen this before?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fines - are they the new tax?

Replies: 12

Views: 1323

Re: Fines - are they the new tax?

My son is an electrician and his partner just got fined £300 for carry cardboard packaging from some light fittings they had installed which he was carrying back to their skip in the yard, another tax on the working man

Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:48 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Some work from the last few weeks

Replies: 4

Views: 678

Re: Some work from the last few weeks

Nice work Iain what material do you use is it self adhesive do you overlap? Can't see any joints very nice finish

Sat May 26, 2018 7:29 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers. General signs Feb-may 2018

Replies: 14

Views: 1678

Re: Rogers. General signs Feb-may 2018

Nice batch of work there David what font did you use on the Kais Kitchen

Fri May 25, 2018 10:11 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Timber A Board manufacturer required

Replies: 0

Views: 585

Timber A Board manufacturer required

Hi
I have a client who would like a traditional timber A board
Have had a quick scan online and looks like a lot of re sellers of cheap chinese type boards - does anyone know of an actual manufacturer doing traditional a boards

Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Replies: 15

Views: 2183

Re: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

For anyone who has never used a tower you need one that has infinitely adjustable feet, to have one leg a few mm light when you are working at height is a very disconcerting feeling as the whole tower will wobble with every movement - stepped adjustment is not good enough in my view - No predictive ...

Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

Replies: 15

Views: 2183

Re: Cheap Youngman Tower, sold by Costco

How does that work then ? First thing you do on plasma course level the base - don't think we have ever put tower up on perfectly level floor - just checked out price of our tower which is a lewis tower 8ft x 2ft x7.7m working height £1154 plus vat I'm sure there's better but works for us

Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PE-Design 10 embroidery software, do you use it?

Replies: 5

Views: 932

Re: PE-Design 10 embroidery software, do you use it?

Been interested in setting up embroidery for a while which machines are you using - any recommendations?

Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best option to heat workshop to fit vehicle graphics

Replies: 10

Views: 1716

Re: Best option to heat workshop to fit vehicle graphics

Thanks David that is the one I was looking at but cleaning out seemed to be a real chore and seemed to take about an hour before you got any real heat out of it, also does it have any smell?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Best option to heat workshop to fit vehicle graphics

Replies: 10

Views: 1716

Re: Best option to heat workshop to fit vehicle graphics

Have you got any pictures David?

Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:36 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Write on 'Vinyl' - Ball Point Pen?

Replies: 12

Views: 1244

Re: Write on 'Vinyl' - Ball Point Pen?

Why not get them to use Sharpie pens

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - more recent general work

Replies: 6

Views: 1319

Re: Rogers - more recent general work

Nice work David good selection

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Handle mutliple quantity enquiries

Replies: 6

Views: 1199

Re: Handle mutliple quantity enquiries

I'm the same as chris with vans have done it many times offer the discount on the last van surprisingly only ever got there once

Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mugs and pens, trade supplier recommendations wanted?

Replies: 3

Views: 1134

Mugs and pens, trade supplier recommendations wanted?

I have a client who wants us to supply mugs and pens does anyone have any supplier recommendations please before I start trawling the internet

Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Planning Application For Signage

Replies: 11

Views: 1924

Re: Planning Application For Signage

I wouldn't necessarily say that Jamie - we view it as a necessary evil when required and make sure that we get paid in advance for providing the service

Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Planning Application For Signage

Replies: 11

Views: 1924

Re: Planning Application For Signage

We always make planning the responsibility of the client - and do plenty of jobs where the client takes a chance ! But if pushed we will produce drawings and apply -generally we find the more professional this is the quicker the application will go through. For this you will generally need a front e...

Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Another wall system to ID

Replies: 7

Views: 1218

Re: Another wall system to ID

Think this might be a shopkit system
shopkit.com

shop-kit-uksignboards.com.jpg

Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Etching concrete in existing memorial

Replies: 5

Views: 1369

Re: Etching concrete in existing memorial

I'm all for taking on the unusual but think I would sub this out to a professional stonemason put a mark up on top and move on

Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - Some recent general work July to Oct

Replies: 3

Views: 1232

Re: Rogers - Some recent general work July to Oct

Like solus a lot, takes a special client to go with so much blank space on a sign but looks really effective

Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Looking for supplier of Velvet Vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 1655

Re: Looking for supplier of Velvet Vinyl

Hi Chris have tried mdp but colour range a bit limited will try gravity and mactac thanks Dave

Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Looking for supplier of Velvet Vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 1655

Looking for supplier of Velvet Vinyl

Hi Guys

anyone know where we can purchase velvet faced vinyl -
Have done usual searches and just end up back at ali baba !!

Is there any reputable companies in the uk supplying ?

Sun May 28, 2017 10:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for new cutting benches advice and recommendations

Replies: 12

Views: 2828

Re: looking for new cutting benches advice and recommendations

Hi yes fixed height but quite comfortable will measure Tuesday if you want wheels are relatively small but do the job we find them sturdy and flat and were give them some abuse sometimes including standing on them to change light bulbs etc foe the money they are quite good

Sat May 27, 2017 9:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: looking for new cutting benches advice and recommendations

Replies: 12

Views: 2828

Re: looking for new cutting benches advice and recommendations

We have the signgeer benches as well all on wheels, we have 8 x 4 mdf tops topped off with 3mm foamex and can push together to make 10m long bench we like them

Fri May 12, 2017 9:38 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Edge lit signs supplier required

Replies: 2

Views: 1226

Re: Edge lit signs supplier required

Hi Rob didnt think they did them will give them a try thanks

Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Edge lit signs supplier required

Replies: 2

Views: 1226

Edge lit signs supplier required

Hi I have a client who wants an edge lit sign ie a sheet of acrylic which is engraved and the engraved lines are illuminated by LEDs from the edge of the acrylic. From previous experience they are either very good or very bad depending on how they are manufactured - does anyone have any recommendati...

Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Angle and Metal

Replies: 9

Views: 2141

Re: Aluminium Angle and Metal

We usually have a little negotiation [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium Angle and Metal

Replies: 9

Views: 2141

Re: Aluminium Angle and Metal

Aalco Basildon just down the road from you James

Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:29 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: cutting master 2 with graphtec ce5000

Replies: 2

Views: 1098

Re: cutting master 2 with graphtec ce5000

We run a ce5000 from corel x5 through cutting master have recently upgraded to x8 but last time we checked cutting master were not supporting x8 yet suggest you check first

Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing an error, stand off letters on a tray

Replies: 9

Views: 2308

Re: Fixing an error, stand off letters on a tray

If 20ft up i wouldnt worry too much. Just redrill the back panel and refit the females to the panel fill the holes that are left if you want to with colour matched mastic. Presumably all of this will be behind the letter in any case unless very thin strokes. We were recently asked fit new letters to...

Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle racking / ideas for long wheelbase high roof van

Replies: 9

Views: 2453

Re: Vehicle racking / ideas for long wheelbase high roof van

Dan our tower is single widthe with an 8ft long board we find it best as often working on narrow pavements we have 5 lifts with outriggers of course but not great, if I get to the point where I need to go over 4 lifts then it's usually cherry picker James I have a nice van but nothing on your printe...

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Vehicle racking / ideas for long wheelbase high roof van

Replies: 9

Views: 2453

Re: Vehicle racking / ideas for long wheelbase high roof van

Here's what our medium wheel sprinter looks like in the back. We carry 2.5 lifts of tower just slides in, held in place with narrow unistrut framework floor to roof with a high level shelf over the top. We also have a ladder rack attatched to the framework which holds triple ladder. We stand panels ...

Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:28 am

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Trevor Lewis Signs, Fire destroys company building.

Replies: 13

Views: 5521

Re: Trevor Lewis Signs, Fire destroys company building.

My Heart goes out to you Mike I thought I was in the same situation at the beginning of the year luckily we only had minor damage, unit next to us was total loss. I hope that you get back up and running soon wishing you all the best
Colin

Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald, Assortment of everything

Replies: 12

Views: 3357

Re: McDonald, Assortment of everything

Great selection I always enjoy seeing your work

Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hanging Wire - Small Trays

Replies: 1

Views: 735

Re: Hanging Wire - Small Trays

Hi James
Shopkit, Albion displays, Fairfield all do a system where you pass a current 12v down the suspension wire to the display, used a lot in estate agents but im fairly sure thay could supply you with the kit
Colin

Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting small aluminium sign to wall without drilling

Replies: 6

Views: 1578

Re: Fitting small aluminium sign to wall without drilling

How about making another smaller sized panel and screwing to the wall with countersunk screws then fit your plate to it with double sided tape

Colin

Re: My first Dibond tray- Help needed on how to install and make it stronger

We cut a piece of aluminium angle and bond into the 4 corners to hold the joints together, then install an aluminium angle onto the wall at the top and the bottom of the sign fit the sign tray over the angle and screw through the tray into the angle with self drilling screws

Job done

Fri May 27, 2016 8:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: New range vinyl what do you think?

Replies: 3

Views: 1644

Re: New range vinyl what do you think?

I had a guy like that around our way - sent him packing decided that our hard earnt reputation was worth more than taking a chance on some dodgy vinyl
Colin

Fri May 27, 2016 7:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Why do so many sign vans have rubbish graphics ?

Replies: 8

Views: 1550

Why do so many sign vans have rubbish graphics ?

I have just spent the last 2.5 hrs driving 11 miles through London and have seen numerous sign vans that have poor graphics and that includes mine ! Why is it that we can produce great graphics for others but not for ourselves. I have seen loads which are cowboy type sign fitters - the ones with pic...

Tue May 24, 2016 9:20 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs, Before and After.

Replies: 19

Views: 4907

Re: Signs, Before and After.

I know what you mean
We dont do the 45 degree up the side join we simply router the panel cut a square out of the corner fold up and bond an angle inside the panel.
It takes some attention to detail to get the cut right and to make sure the edges are together before bonding but its worth it
Colin

Mon May 23, 2016 10:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs, Before and After.

Replies: 19

Views: 4907

Re: Signs, Before and After.

Hi Fabrice we used aluminium composite matt black, folded into trays and fitted over aluminium angle framework
Colin

Sun May 22, 2016 6:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs, Before and After.

Replies: 19

Views: 4907

Re: Signs, Before and After.

I try and educate clients where possible and will usually give them a good quality budget alternative to the folded tray type sign, but there comes a point where clients just look at cost unfortunately. We do find this happening more often nowdays which I think devalues our profession. Anyone with a...

Sun May 22, 2016 9:13 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs, Before and After.

Replies: 19

Views: 4907

Re: Before and After

Theirs was 3mm foamex glued to the brickwork the bubbles are where the sun has plyed on the foamex and caused the bubbles - it annoys me that people produce this kind of work and get paid for it.

Sat May 21, 2016 11:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs, Before and After.

Replies: 19

Views: 4907

Signs, Before and After.

image.jpeg
Before
image.jpeg
After
Thought I would share this project just completed, I lost this job 2 years ago to another "Signmaker" Because I was too expensive.
Luckily they kept my card :lol1:
Colin

Fri May 13, 2016 11:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you help customers with planning permission?

Replies: 7

Views: 1432

Re: Do you help customers with planning permission?

Yes we do if its needed and the client wants to be legit - most dont Its quite easy so submit but a pain to get all the info together, we limit the amount of time we spend and always get paid up front for the service. We definately dont get drawn into negotiations or anything past the initial applic...

Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:19 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel X8 Cutting master

Replies: 0

Views: 1034

Corel X8 Cutting master

Thought I would upgrade to corel X8 but now cant get cutting master plugin to work can see cutting master 3 in the application launcher within Corel but wont launch Doh!

Anyone else had this problem - maybe graphtec are not supporting X8 yet

any thoughts much appreciated

colin

Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pearson: Some of our recent work projects

Replies: 10

Views: 3130

Re: Some of our recent work

I like the Raw car good simple lines

Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:45 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: putting graphtec cutter in van advice please

Replies: 14

Views: 3506

Re: putting graphtec cutter in van advice please

Hi Shawn Thats a pretty good idea not sure i would have room in my van. I have put an led set up in the back of my van, we do a reasonable amount of out of hours work and its so good. We just used some leds like you use for back illuminating letters double sided taped to the roof and spliced into th...

Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:46 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: putting graphtec cutter in van advice please

Replies: 14

Views: 3506

Re: putting graphtec cutter in van advice please

Hi Shawn out of interest where would you be using this set up ? Saw one at a market once cutting out vinyl wall graphics is that the kind of thing you had in mind?

Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers. Misc March 2016

Replies: 2

Views: 1243

Re: Rogers. Misc March 2016

Like the decorators van nice to see a drop shadow

Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: An additional Company Van, your thoughts please?

Replies: 15

Views: 3678

Re: An additional Company Van, your thoughts please?

I have always fancied one of these as a shop truck, not sure its very practical but would get some attention, apparently the owner has fun racing supercars and the likes

Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The phone call no one wants!

Replies: 16

Views: 3151

Re: The phone call no one wants!

After a week from hell we finally got power water and telephone back on at 4pm today, thanks for the offers of help just got to get on and catch up with our work now. Picture of our next door neighbours unit attached, unfortunately looks like they wont trade again, they didnt have any insurance! Bri...

Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The phone call no one wants!

Replies: 16

Views: 3151

Re: The call no one wants

Thanks David

Got it much appreciated

Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The phone call no one wants!

Replies: 16

Views: 3151

Re: The call no one wants

Thanks for your concern guys. We seem to have got off lightest, but got no power or internet so have moved the office out back to my dining room table. I need some help if anyone can, we have an urgent small fleet of vans to do I have my Impact vehicle library disc but not the book -forgot to pick i...

Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The phone call no one wants!

Replies: 16

Views: 3151

The phone call no one wants!

So I get a call at 3am this morning, its the police sir we think your factory is on fire can you come down!! We rush down to find 10 fire engines police, ambulances, hydraulic firefighting booms incident control units etc etc. It seems that we may not have fire damage but have got water and smoke da...

Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Crane Hire for installation advice

Replies: 11

Views: 2083

Re: Crane Hire for installation advice

Hi David
Im with Kev on this one get it up there in modules, I even project managed a job once like this in central Nairobi and cranes were impossible we ended up taking the kit up to the roof in pieces, literally pieces of extrusion and built the box on the roof.

Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for oak backing boards for brass plates

Replies: 9

Views: 1858

Re: Looking for oak backing boards for brass plates

Hi Chris
I have used Morans Wood Components before for this kind of thing not cheap though

Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: premises, other half problems, and growth advice

Replies: 30

Views: 5095

Re: premises, other half problems, and growth advice

I started out with my business working from my garage and making larger signs in the garden part time, whilst working for a large sign company. It was obvious to me that for the business to progress the working conditions needed to improve. The odd client that come to the house didnt seem to mind me...

Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:22 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: C Bland General signage

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

Re: C Bland General signage

Yes still in Romford, Martin for our sins !
We have a combination Rob, we run a factory which is reasonably kitted out and we make most things, but there are always specialist items or time pressures which force us to buy in, but we have a good network of suppliers

Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: C Bland General signage

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

Re: C Bland General signage

Cheers Dave
Like to keep things simple where we can always looks better

Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: C Bland General signage

Replies: 9

Views: 2511

C Bland General signage

Hi not posted for a while thought i would show what we have been up to hope you find interesting

Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What is the best late payment excuses you have heard?

Replies: 12

Views: 2471

Re: What is the best late payment excuses you have heard?

Partnerships - i have had two recently one where the 'partner' had cleared out the bank account! And done a runner with the money - I got the money after chasing the remaining partner for 3 months. Another one where the partners fell out and each claiming the other should pay - they both gonna get l...

Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice sourcing Polystyrene Letters please?

Replies: 2

Views: 900

advice sourcing Polystyrene Letters please?

Hi All

I am looking for a supplier of polystyrene letters does anyone have any recommendations please
thanks

Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sourcing a supplier of railing clamps - Can anyone help?

Replies: 8

Views: 1818

Re: Sourcing a supplier of railing clamps - Can anyone help?

Hi james Try Elite balustrade.com ask for barbara she will help you out quicker than brundle as brundle dont stock the components at rainham also ask her for discount usually 5 to 10% Elite do one that takes 6mm glass that is the thinnest so you will either have to shim further to reduce the clamp t...

Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:37 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Could George be the town's oldest signwriter?

Replies: 7

Views: 2281

Re: Could George be the town's oldest signwriter?

Thats some achievement I used to have a guy work with us installing signs, he would keep up with any of us on site and out in all weathers etc - we finally reluctantly forced him to retire at the age of 83 - he is now 86 and has got himself a van doing freelance neon repairs etc and we make him an o...

Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:23 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork

Replies: 4

Views: 2498

Wow such talent a good find simon

Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a supplier for Cadburys purple colour ACM, help?

Replies: 10

Views: 2421

hmm

lots to do so would prefer not to floodcoat but seems that the only way to go

Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a supplier for Cadburys purple colour ACM, help?

Replies: 10

Views: 2421

The purple im looking for is available in vinyl etc so not a protected colour just need it in ACM but looks like its not available possibly not enough demand maybe

Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking for a supplier for Cadburys purple colour ACM, help?

Replies: 10

Views: 2421

Looking for a supplier for Cadburys purple colour ACM, help?

Hi Does anybody know of a supplier for the above

I am sure that i have seen the material being used but cant find a supplier
Don't really want to floodcoat
any suggestions very welcome

thanks

Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: We all have bad days

Replies: 10

Views: 2893

We all have bad days

Saw this today in my local high street
I wonder did they run out of pop ons or did they just leave the letters behind at the workshop.

Would never happen to us of course ahhemm!

Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:17 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: FLood coating window inside a frame - personal advice please

Replies: 17

Views: 3908

Hi Simon there is such a knife http://www.signgeer.com/product/vinylguard-knife-103 we use it all the time to do exactly what you are doing. Just align the graphic on the window tape it in place we sometimes use gaffa tape to tape to the window frame if there is no glass left to tape to just one lin...

Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: FLood coating window inside a frame - personal advice please

Replies: 17

Views: 3908

How big is the window simon

Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rolling Poster display

Replies: 2

Views: 929

Thanks Andrew

Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rolling Poster display

Replies: 2

Views: 929

Rolling Poster display

Hi I have a client who is in the market for a rolling poster display - the kind that they use in railway stations etc for general advertising.
Does anyone here know who makes them please

Colin

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing the will to live...

Replies: 34

Views: 8407

I have had a client talking to me all day ammending a design that he agreed for production yesterday. The icing on the cake was he rang me tonight while i was having dinner with the family so i let the call go to answerphone and would have called him back about 10 mins later when i had finished my d...

Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl failure - comments please

Replies: 11

Views: 2976

I agree chase them for payment - we are allways wary of fitting products made by others unless material clearly identified etc. Part of the problem is likely to be salon related we hate installing window graphics in salons as allways a problem to stick - i think it must be something they use in salo...

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Van with cherry picker opinions

Replies: 28

Views: 5764

We have got 5m 8ft x 2 ft tower which gets you 6.5m practical working height with outriggers and have used for years inside and outside in awkward situations etc we can also split it down and with an extra set of wheels build two towers side by side for lower level work very useful. if we need cherr...

Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking to off load Scrap dibond?

Replies: 9

Views: 2606

So we ended up advertising for free on gumtree and a guy took most of it for a university project
Would still be interested for the future if anyone has a recycler for it my local scrapyard just not interested

Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking to off load Scrap dibond?

Replies: 9

Views: 2606

Hi steve got about half a van load didnt think of schools we already give away vinyl to a primary school i might try some secondary schools

Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Looking to off load Scrap dibond?

Replies: 9

Views: 2606

Looking to off load Scrap dibond?

Hi all
Having our usual new year clearout and have loads of aluminium composite off cuts which we need to scrap.
Seems wrong just to chuck them in the skip does anyone know of any recycling schemes or have any clever ideas for disposal

Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Yet another wannabe sign maker

Replies: 16

Views: 5615

I keep an old vistaprint magnetic on the side of my filing cabinet along with a picture of her damaged paintwork not pretty - i hate magnetics but vistaprint really do take it to the next level of c**p

Sun May 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - various Work (IV)

Replies: 13

Views: 5098

Thanks dave much appreciated

Colin

Sat May 25, 2013 10:54 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - various Work (IV)

Replies: 13

Views: 5098

Some nice work there Dave where did you get the mc donalds style menu boxes from? Have been looking for those for a while

Coiin

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers - various Work (III)

Replies: 8

Views: 1872

Some great stuff there well done
We have a similar project to the summerton news where did you get those images from we cant find branded images anywhere and they look so good

Colin

Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The Perils of being a Sign Maker!

Replies: 21

Views: 3885

It allways amazes me how many oeople wish me good luck with my new venture and ask me when it is opening !!! Do peeps really think that business owners fit there own signs and to do this they rock up with a van scaffolding and two guys wearing tee shirts etc with a sign company name all over them :l...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Projecting sign onto wooden fascia

Replies: 1

Views: 902

Hi dave Is there a wall or structure behind the panel which maybe you could get a long fixing into through a spacer ? Can you remove the timber panel and add some more timber? Can you cut an access trap in the face of the panel and add some timber that way.? Is there a top and bottom timber run whic...

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:44 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Printing to Graphtec CE5000-40 (Craft Robo Pro)

Replies: 4

Views: 2472

John from memorY there is an icon on the toolbar on corel i think it is a rocket (application launcher) click on that choose cut plot and it will take you through to the cutting master or graphtec software from there you can sort orientation etc etc hope this helps

Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fast food menus like used above the counter in chicken shops

Replies: 2

Views: 800

Thanks Harpreet

Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fast food menus like used above the counter in chicken shops

Replies: 2

Views: 800

Fast food menus like used above the counter in chicken shops

Hi all I have been asked to provide signage for a fast food chicken shop its a little bit different to our usual stuff and Ive not got a trade supplier for the over counter menu displays. I am particularly looking for the more modern curved face type systems Can anyone recommend a trade supplier Als...

Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Creating a job/installation Report

Replies: 11

Views: 1427

Hi David i agree with ian I have worked for some of the big boys in the past and generally their installation notes said something like i confirm that the signage has been installed in a satisfactory condition and that the site has been left in a clean and tidy condition surprisingly simple wording ...

Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:10 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice needed on working with Tensol 70 adhesive please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3951

PK1?

what is that?

Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:19 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice needed on working with Tensol 70 adhesive please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3951

Hi Richard if you are seeing machining marks then you are probably better off removing the machining marks before gluing by using wet and dry or similar or scraping the other thing we have done sometimes is machine a flat channel in the face material the width of the material that you want to stick ...

Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:06 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advice needed on working with Tensol 70 adhesive please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3951

Hi richard

Amari plastics sell them

Colin

Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:55 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: X4 and X5 eps problems

Replies: 4

Views: 1947

not been able to try it yet john been flat out will report as soon as we have had a chance thanks anyway

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:04 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: X4 and X5 eps problems

Replies: 4

Views: 1947

X4 and X5 eps problems

Hi I have recently upgraded to x5 and seem to be having problems with exporting eps files A supplier who works with my eps files can no longer read them and the files themselves are much much larger say 85kb for x4 and 8mb for x5 I have set all the settings the same between the two but still no diff...

Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using a Scaffold tower to install a sign

Replies: 6

Views: 1911

We use a narrow tower and have done so for the past 10 years on pavements in all situations never had a problem. Just need to be sensible make sure the tower is built correctly with handrails etc and toe boards just need to watch out for disabled people and motability type scooters on very narrow pa...

Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:55 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hairitage Shop Frosted vinyl/ fascia

Replies: 17

Views: 4828

Really nice work Martin i love doing this kind of work just finding the clients with the right budget is difficult well done mate

Colin

Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:36 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec ce5000-60 problem loading vinyl spooling whole roll

Replies: 9

Views: 4714

Im with denise i think your setting are wrong my plotter occasionally changes itself to sheet for no reason just change to roll 1 or roll 2 on up and down arrows

Colin

Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:00 am

Forum: Pcut Cutters

Topic: Creaction Pcut CT1200 - help needed please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3734

Hi roben

I used to have a creation p cut plotter and the same issues then i bought a graphtec plotter and all the issues vanished !! my p cut sits in the corner of my office gathering dust now

colin

Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:00 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Looking for reviews on Kestrel Signs lightboxes please?

Replies: 35

Views: 14338

Kestrel boxes are ok and service good too

Just be sure to order the correct depth of box they do slimline and normal sections

Have fun

Colin

Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Replies: 6

Views: 1645

Thanks guys i will give them a try

Colin

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Replies: 6

Views: 1645

Tried Fabricut and they dont do acrylic built ups any other suggestions anybody !

Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Replies: 6

Views: 1645

Thanks Peter

I know fabricut will give them a try any other suggestions anyboby ?

Colin

Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:10 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Replies: 6

Views: 1645

Built up acrylic letter and panel trade supplier south east

Hi I'm looking for a trade supplier to build up some acrylic letters and fabricate a sign panel for them to mount onto

Does anyone have any recommendations ideally located in the south east

Thanks

Colin

Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: planning permission...

Replies: 7

Views: 1006

I Have a line in my Ts &Cs which says its the clients responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions from Local authorities, landlords and any other interested parties. Having said that I always try to have the conversation with them as well so that they are aware of the risks etc - It never...

Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Homemade signs are nothing now we have homemade ladders!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1834

Homemade signs are nothing now we have homemade ladders!!

We drove past these guys the other day fitting their homemade sign off a ladder made from 2 x 2 - I really don't believe what we have to compete with these days :roll:

Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Potter, a few sign pics.

Replies: 6

Views: 2040

Nice work Hugh

Like the fine floristry and Randalls jobs especially.

Did you print the flip flops?

Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:56 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Fantastic tool for vehicle graphics - Black Mamba

Replies: 18

Views: 5936

Black Mamba

wasnt she in Kill Bill :D

Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:42 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Cracked ice look acrylic

Replies: 4

Views: 4288

Cracked ice look acrylic

Hi Guys

I have been asked to find acrylic similar to the picture for an upcoming job that looks like cracked ice does anyone know where i can buy this or who manufactures it please.

Thanks

Colin

Sun May 15, 2011 10:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signmaker sign

Replies: 5

Views: 1462

Signmaker sign

Not sure if this is a spoof but had it sent to me and thought it was funny :lol1:

Colin

Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:20 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Would you remove neons then re-fit them?

Replies: 6

Views: 2789

Given the age of the neon I would be inclined to offer the client a conversion to LED illumination.

Colin

Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Would you remove neons then re-fit them?

Replies: 6

Views: 2789

Hi Karl a few factors come into play I think 1) how old is the neon and is it good bending 2) how has the neon been installed is it a good installation or is the glass under stress, electrodes incorrectly connected etc 3) how much experience do you have of neon 4) and the hidden one not necessarily ...

Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:10 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pre painted angle

Replies: 4

Views: 979

Hi Kev
thanks for that will give them a try
Next time you're passing drop in
Our unit is nothing great but we do some ok work
would be good to meet you

All the best

Colin

Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pre painted angle

Replies: 4

Views: 979

Hi Martin

you're welcome anytime were right next to kwikfit

Colin

Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pre painted angle

Replies: 4

Views: 979

pre painted angle

Hi Does anyone know where i can buy aluminium angle that is pre painted?

Have a real urgent job to do and was hoping that someone somewhere would stock this

Thanks

Colin

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: solutions for a A4 window display please...

Replies: 11

Views: 2311

Hi Hugh I have done this a few times simply buy some a4 clear acrylic poster holders the type that are one piece of acrylic and spring open at the top then cut a vinyl border 12mm smaller all round than the acrylic and as wide as you like to make the border around the poster - apply the border to th...

Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Setting Up to Printing Flyers, Business Cards etc

Replies: 22

Views: 5151

I would say outsource to a local printer - we have received more work in return than we have actually subbed to them win win :D

Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Copyright Theft

Replies: 12

Views: 1959

This has happened to us a few times even though we have copyright notice on all our drawings I have even had one where the guy did not know what the telephone number would be for his new shop so we dropped in our own number just for the purposes of the visual and a few weeks later we saw our design ...

Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: As long as the customers likes it...

Replies: 14

Views: 2100

I had one the other week client brought in a hideous design that her 6year old son had done !! - so I politely said we could do something with it and set about redrawing the logo etc keeping the flavour of the design - she flipped out when she saw it and insisted that we make the sign exactly as her...

Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign foundation depths

Replies: 6

Views: 1215

Hi Neil

the ashby guide is good but remember to take into account ground conditions
if planting a sign into loose soil you will need more depth than if you were planting in say concrete /hardcore ground.

Colin

Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Etch/Frosted Vinyl - Couple of Questions

Replies: 12

Views: 3099

When you cut the backing paper just fold it over so that the fluffy edge does not come into contact with the vinyl works for me

Colin

Sat May 22, 2010 10:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: redoing my logo, some guidance needed i think.... take 2

Replies: 75

Views: 22866

Looks real good Hugh given me inspiration to get my car done now

Colin

Mon May 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

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

Replies: 12

Views: 4021

I done some work with one of the large car companies that broke into the Emerging Russian market a few years ago and apparently most of the high end cars are airbrushed it helps stop them from being stolen as is too much of a problem to respray. Also interestingly when building dealerships they had ...

Wed May 05, 2010 10:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 31656

Been working away and just logged on what a shock never met John but he helped me out a few times and I allways liked his straightforward views on the boards good commonsense, practical and will be missed

Colin

Wed May 05, 2010 10:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: whats your favourite advertising slogan?

Replies: 20

Views: 2602

There's a van in my area which is a building company run by Asians and they have on the side "you've had the cowboys now try the Indians" :)

Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Distressed looking signs

Replies: 1

Views: 568

Distressed looking signs

Hi I have a client who wants some distressed looking signs Was thinking along the lines of rusty steel or verdigris copper letters there are also some large letters required and was thinking of applying some external artex type material to cut out letters and then painting has anyone done anything l...

Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: WARD: Signage Assortment

Replies: 18

Views: 4608

Nice work Ade

Like the designs

Colin

Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to remove opaque on office windows

Replies: 2

Views: 675

Wash the window with soapy water and then scrape it off with industrial 6" blade scraper soap down glue and scrape that off as well

Have fun

Colin

Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:43 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Corel X4 PDF Colour issues

Replies: 3

Views: 1228

Corel X4 PDF Colour issues

Hi Have recently upgraded to Corel X4 from Corel 12 I seem to have some problems with PDFs both into and out of x4 For instance when bringing a file into X4 the colours come in very vibrant so li a dull green in pdf will come in as vivid lime When producing a pdf from X4 the reverse happens a bright...

Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Bomb Film Removal

Replies: 10

Views: 2039

Well job done thought I would let you know how we did it 1) Scrape film coating away from glue layer with 6inch scraper (pretty easy) 2) Wash window down with Soapy water and scrape glue off window not so easy but ok 3) clean up with meths to get spotless window Took about 1.5 hours for a 3m x 2m wi...

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Bomb Film Removal

Replies: 10

Views: 2039

Unfortunately I cant see the job till tomorrow

I was due to just apply window graphics but client and designer have decided bomb film in poor state and should be replaced also so going a little blind to strip and replace :-?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Bomb Film Removal

Replies: 10

Views: 2039

Bomb Film Removal

Hi

Has anyone ever removed any bomb film I have applied quite a few times but never had to remove any help appreciated

Thanks

Colin

Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: led open sign supplier

Replies: 1

Views: 452

Bump

I am looking for a similar thing to Cheryl

Doe anyone have a supplier / Method

Thanks

Colin

Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W. Beard: work assortment

Replies: 34

Views: 23219

Great stuff Warren well done

Colin

Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: covering galvanised roller shutter boxes

Replies: 11

Views: 1583

We've done quite a few of these usually from dibond folded and fitted over the existing shutter box in the same material as the fascia. You need to be careful with the positioning and length of any screws as you may damage the shutter that is rolled up inside the cover that you are fitting to. Just ...

Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Stainless steel wall mounted banner arms

Replies: 5

Views: 807

Hi John

Try Hampshire flag recently bought from them excellent product

http://www.hampshireflag.co.uk/Banner-Arms.html

Colin

Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6511

Thanks for the positive comments guys Apologies for treading on your area Martin you should have come and said hallo one of the fitters was me :lol1: Got that job following another site which was a little bit closer to home and was owned by her nephew similar ideas for the projector etc and modern f...

Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: help dealing with distant jobs

Replies: 15

Views: 1659

Seems to me Soyeb that you are perhaps a little bit out of your depth and maybe taking chances with arguably the most crucial thing the dimensions. Why not find a good local company who will carry out the survey and install and maybe even some of the manufacture leaving you to produce the design etc...

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6511

I agree with you Rob I normally allow plenty of room for things to breath however the client was really hooked into bigger is better and wouldn't be swayed and he was paying the money ! It does look better in real life as the sun is giving quite a deep shadow on the picture which doesnt help the cau...

Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i resolve the time waster??

Replies: 25

Views: 3005

My biggest bug is when someone calls you about a job discusses it with you over the phone everything seems great and then says ok I will come and see you this afternoon or whatever and doesn't turn up. This most often happens on a saturday where I don't particularly want to be tied to the unit. Colin

Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:44 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: box luton wrap cold weather

Replies: 8

Views: 2242

Thanks for help
have spoken with the client and they are going to wait till the weather warms up a little.

Looks like they may have a long wait !

Colin

Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:49 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: box luton wrap cold weather

Replies: 8

Views: 2242

Thanks for your advice weather looks to be getting colder over next week as well Doh!!

Heating up from the inside may be a good way of doing it

Colin

Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:32 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: box luton wrap cold weather

Replies: 8

Views: 2242

box luton wrap cold weather

Hi we have a box luton to wrap in the next week or so - only the box section so all flat panels, the box part of the van is grp so shouldn't be any real problems except I cant get the van in my unit so will be working outside. With the current temperatures I am worried about the cold application - d...

Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6511

Thanks for comments Dave - the health and safety man (you look at pictures too closely by the way) was actually the manager of the bookmakers opposite who was not a very nice character my lead fitter is a West indian guy and that idiot was jibing him all day - but my guy kept his cool as usual. I wo...

Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6511

Thanks for kind comments the lighting feature was the only thing we didn't design just fabricated and it looked stunning

Colin

Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: colin: a selection of recent work

Replies: 22

Views: 6511

colin: a selection of recent work

Hi haven't posted our work for a while so here goes hope you like them all comments welcome

Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:32 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Dibond tray support question

Replies: 5

Views: 2106

are you having a gloss face of matt face ?

You will need to be more careful if gloss face at the angle would witness on the face - we sometimes use an offcut of alucobond say 150mm wide bond that into back of panel and then bond the angle to it spreads the load a little

Colin

Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats Your Speciality

Replies: 13

Views: 1492

I think what I was looking for was the one thing in terms of product that you really excel at - we should all give good customer service and have integrity not so sure if all have common sense :D

Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats Your Speciality

Replies: 13

Views: 1492

Whats Your Speciality

I was wondering what every ones specialty was. I know we all say we can do everything and our websites kinda reflect this but I know that my specialty is not wrapping vehicles - well not yet at least ! Our specialty would be well designed high quality fascias and cladding Whats yours? Colin

Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Credit Card Transactions

Replies: 22

Views: 3186

Thanks for all your input I don't belong to FSB at the moment are there many other benefits of joining. Had another client this morning come in the unit ordered signs asked him for a deposit and he didn't have any money on him so sent him off to the cashpoint - probably wont come back ! Definitely g...

Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Credit Card Transactions

Replies: 22

Views: 3186

Credit Card Transactions

We have been considering putting a machine in the unit to take credit and debit cards - I was wondering if any of you guys have one - does it help or hinder is it expensive does anyone recommend one company over another to provide the machine etc. We have had a few people ask us recently if we take ...

Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Percentage of sales ??

Replies: 22

Views: 2272

Hi Shaun Very easy in this business to get out of your depth very quickly - I have been doing this for 30 years at all levels in the business and still learn something every time i walk down a high street not all of it good !! Looking at some of your previous posts it is apparent that you have a lot...

Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: does advertising in yellow pages work?

Replies: 24

Views: 2254

I advertise in yellow pages in my area and the two areas either side of ours. We have a colour quarter page in our local area and black and yellow eighth in surrounding areas. We find content is important and telephone number is important - people using yellow pages want you to be very local. Yell.c...

Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Controlling work flow issues?

Replies: 10

Views: 1579

We complete work as soon as we possibly can will stretch larger jobs out to 2 weeks but if someone walks in off the street and wants something the same day we will do it if its possible. With finding new work this is something we do constantly - when fitting new signs we always take a walk up and do...

Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:47 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help with etched glass design

Replies: 28

Views: 10542

Thanks Jill

You never stop learning Huh

Colin

Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help with etched glass design

Replies: 28

Views: 10542

Been looking at this thread

Jill and Rob can you explain the technique that you use to keep the reflection on the glass when you have applied the etch on the visuals.

Mine allways end up looking like they are applied on the outside on my visuals

Thanks

Colin

Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:32 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-120 centres out of registration

Replies: 5

Views: 2488

Hi Chris tried all that and still didnt work so reset all the settings in Cutting master and found that the restrict media movement is now working properly - had that setting before but just wasnt doing it - must have lost its way

Thanks for suggestions

Colin

Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:24 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-120 centres out of registration

Replies: 5

Views: 2488

Cheers Neil I will look at that

Chris so if I regroup the letters you think that may solve the problem?

Colin

Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:13 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-120 centres out of registration

Replies: 5

Views: 2488

Graphtec CE5000-120 centres out of registration

Hi I have a CE5000-120 been brilliant use it all day every day. The problem I have is the way it cuts the centers on Large runs of text. The machine goes through and cuts the centers of the letters ie centers of O etc then comes back to the beginning and cuts the outside shapes. It will do this accu...

Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:09 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Various Signage

Replies: 14

Views: 2887

Hi Ade

Like the Bam Beans is that aluminium composite panels?

How did you do the corner looks so sharp and square

Colin

Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: File Structure and Management

Replies: 8

Views: 774

Thanks for all your input I currently run 2 main folders Enquiries and contracts When an enquiry becomes a job we transfer the files across and under each folder we then file as 01 client (the 01 helps us to keep in running order ie 01 would be the beginning of the year and 50,001 wishful thinking !...

Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: File Structure and Management

Replies: 8

Views: 774

File Structure and Management

Hi Been thinking a lot recently about the way we store our files on the server and the structure of the filing system we often have a lost (misfiled) file - normally found in the end but after lots of heartache wonder what system- structure- method everyone else uses especially if you have multiple ...

Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rear Defuser for Stainless Steel Built up Letters

Replies: 8

Views: 961

Cheers Rich

Tried 3mm all round but was obviously not enough

I will give 10mm a go

Thanks

Colin

Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Rear Defuser for Stainless Steel Built up Letters

Replies: 8

Views: 961

Hi Rich
I'm doing a sign like this at the moment how much of an offset did you put around the letters for the vinyl any help appreciated

thanks

Colin

Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone suggest a suitable material?

Replies: 6

Views: 782

Never actually bought it in my own company know of it from working at other larger companies I guess any of the large steel stockholders will be able to help
Happy hunting

Colin

Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Can anyone suggest a suitable material?

Replies: 6

Views: 782

How about a sheet of galvatite

Basically galvanised sheet steel but i think you can buy in 18 or 20 gauge should be ok screwed directly to an office wall

Colin

Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Do you sit down with a client to design?

Replies: 54

Views: 15726

I agree that you should listen to the client and I will often sketch out by hand in front of the client. My point was that they will generally get a better design if I am allowed the extra little time and without them jumping in every 5 mins to have their design input. They dont necessarily pay any ...

Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Do you sit down with a client to design?

Replies: 54

Views: 15726

I have designed in front of client many times but no more. I think they often get a poor design if they are watching as it doesn't let me play and discard the crap ideas - they usually see something they like in the design process and insist on having it. ie I would normally start with vehicle outli...

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:59 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: Sending drawing to customer

Replies: 9

Views: 2299

I used to send PDF but got ripped off a couple of times so now use Jpeg The best one was a client who didn't know what his telephone number was going to be so I put my own telephone number on rather than making one up just for the visual - the idea being that I wouldn't eventually make him a sign wi...

Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Various: Engraving Work

Replies: 4

Views: 1167

Hi Michael

Some nice work like the bell bet that was a pig to set up what material - method did you use for the night glow door signs

Colin

Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:32 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How would you guys do this?.

Replies: 11

Views: 3534

Hi Rod How about taking a template of the panel then transferring this to a piece of clear acrylic / acetate etc then mark inside the template line the thickness of border line you require and cut the acrylic to this shape You now have a clear acrylic shape which you can lay over your graphic and cu...

Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: What a load of rubbish

Replies: 10

Views: 2214

nice one Kev

Colin

Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help with a penloc problem please?

Replies: 5

Views: 712

Hi Angela I have had similar problems before You need to make sure that all surfaces totally de greased and keyed with scotch brite pad or similar so that the glue has something to bite into. You also need to make sure that the two parts of the glue are actually mixing correctly especially when you ...

Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flame Polishing perspex

Replies: 9

Views: 1041

Dan after flame polishing you need to be careful not to get the polished edge in contact with any kind of spirit Like meths etc - the heat from the polishing process induces stress in the acrylic and the spirit will cause small cracks to appear (crazing) you can prevent this from happening by heatin...

Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A board supplier can anyone identify

Replies: 5

Views: 722

Thanks Kevin helped me out a lot

Colin

Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A board supplier can anyone identify

Replies: 5

Views: 722

Thanks Matt much appreciated

Ive seen a lot of them around our area like you say a sturdy board

Colin

Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A board supplier can anyone identify

Replies: 5

Views: 722

A board supplier can anyone identify

Hi

I have a client who has the attached A boards and would like some more the same but I cant find the supplier, does anyone know where they come from?

Many thanks

Colin

Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:40 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Petrol Sign Flaps

Replies: 4

Views: 1754

Ian

Contact Hawes Signs they have them in stock bought some recently

Colin

Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what is the best way of removing vinyl from glass?

Replies: 27

Views: 3702

Phil I have done loads of this in the past Done a nightshift once removing film from some very large windows took hours - the company window cleaner turned up the following morning and decided to help me out by removing film from the one remaining window he done it in 10 minutes flat - it would have...

Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: assortment

Replies: 12

Views: 2728

Hi thought I would answer your kind comments The ivory is powder coated aluminium tray over an aluminium tray mounted onto steel drops with welded fixing plate. We subcontract out the steelwork. Dental solutions was green glass look acrylic with reverse mounted digital print - there is a shading on ...

Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas on making fixings for heavy swing sign

Replies: 13

Views: 1784

I'm with Andy on this - have done a lot of this type of work in the past for big brewery companies and very large timber signs not had one come down yet. We always had a strip of flat steel something like 50mm x 5mm that wraps across the top of the sign and then at least halfway down the sides of th...

Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: signage: assortment

Replies: 12

Views: 2728

signage: assortment

Hi

Haven't posted my work here before but thought I would this time as some reasonably interesting jobs - crystal edge illuminated fascia and desk were interesting - desk was just battered up old beech and we re-clad. Thanks for looking
Colin

Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anyone know a supplier of External Display cases?

Replies: 5

Views: 1044

Thanks Signsurfer sign connex seem to be coming up with a solution

Colin

Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anyone know a supplier of External Display cases?

Replies: 5

Views: 1044

Ian

many thanks for the information very useful

Colin

Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Does anyone know a supplier of External Display cases?

Replies: 5

Views: 1044

Does anyone know a supplier of External Display cases?

Hi all

Does anyone know a supplier of External Display cases preferably stainless steel or brushed aluminium.

It needs to have two glazed lockable doors something like 1200 x 600 size O/a to display posters etc outside an office building.

Thanks

Colin

Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is there anything I can do to stop windows frosting over?

Replies: 8

Views: 1138

Dominic

This has happened to me before the problem is exactly what Kevin has said the glue on the black is water based and goes white when it gets wet

Have faith it will come back to black as it dries out.

Colin

Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Recent work: vans & shops

Replies: 16

Views: 2700

Some really class stuff there Macky well done I really like Capsicum

I noticed from your website that you supply business cards - I have been looking at adding this to my services - do you print in house what machine do you use - any advice welcome

Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: orange 363 perspex what pantone number is it ?

Replies: 3

Views: 734

Fred

thanks a lot helped me out tremendously


Colin

Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: orange 363 perspex what pantone number is it ?

Replies: 3

Views: 734

orange 363 perspex what pantone number is it ?

Help

I am doing a job for a client who needs to know the pantone number of orange 363 perspex.

I have left my book with a client does anyone have a book and a swatch can you give me the number?

Thanks

Colin

Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Trading Estate slats signage

Replies: 2

Views: 655

Trading Estate slats signage

Hi all I have been asked to quote for some trading estate signage Does anyone know of any good and reasonably priced systems. The signs themselves will need to have quite a large header panel and then up to 10 interchangeable slats below. They will need to be Mounted on two posts and the signs thems...

Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Renting a unit?

Replies: 56

Views: 7099

I did yell.com sponsored listing for one year and didn't get any work from it at all. I advertise in yellow pages and my current advert works well for my local area but i also advertise in two other areas using an 0845 number and no address - big mistake have got hardly any enquiries from those even...

Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:08 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im struggling to apply Black vinyl onto glass correctly?

Replies: 18

Views: 4804

Hi all thanks for all the advice In answer to one of the questions I suspected soap may have caused a problem so have done a sample with just water. The problem with milky finish is only where the black is ridging over the cut text and so the water is pooling. Update I have just got in and checked m...

Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:08 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im struggling to apply Black vinyl onto glass correctly?

Replies: 18

Views: 4804

Thanks for all the advice Have already told client about risk of glass cracking as Ive heard about that before. My test samples from yesterday have dried out a little and are not so milky but still not acceptable. Where I have applied and got the water out is fine but where its ridging over the cut ...

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im struggling to apply Black vinyl onto glass correctly?

Replies: 18

Views: 4804

Thanks for the advice I have checked the specs of both the vinyls I tested today and both specify permanent acrylic adhesive. The only spec I can find which is different is 10 yr Ritrama vinyl which is permanent solvent adhesive I guess this will not be so affected by the water I agree the problem i...

Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im struggling to apply Black vinyl onto glass correctly?

Replies: 18

Views: 4804

im struggling to apply Black vinyl onto glass correctly?

I have some windows to do which will need to have some cut graphics applied first and then backed up with black vinyl. This will all be done in reverse on the inside of the glass The problem I have is that many of the windows have very poor access - counters in the way etc and so I will need to appl...

Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop classification

Replies: 4

Views: 783

Thanks for the input

Still kinda inconclusive

Kevin what kind of shop do you have is it all high street or is there some residential how did the council become interested were there any complaints about the business or was it just routine checks they do?

Colin

Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop classification

Replies: 4

Views: 783

shop classification

Don't know if anyone here has any experience of this but looking at the moment to take on a high street shop and run as a sign shop so the question is can I do this on an A1 shop classification. Spoke to the local council and they are not sure !! Building backs onto a small industrial estate car rep...

Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Newbie who owns a business lol

Replies: 22

Views: 2701

Hi Justin

What a coincidence anyway good to hear about you.

Might do a family tree some time may be able to trace you properly but just too damn busy at the moment !!

Colin Bland

Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie Post Hi everyone

Replies: 7

Views: 1079

Newbie Post Hi everyone

Hi Stumbled across this message board looking for some other stuff and decided to join up so though I had better say hello. I have been in the sign trade for 30 years worked through the business and ended up as project manager for some of the bigger companies but now starting out again with my own c...

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