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Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:28 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Test Print Problems Mimaki CJV30-130

Replies: 20

Views: 18185

Neil Glad you got it sorted out, no problem on helping, good to see you. Looks like it was a late one for you, 2am, As Stafford says and I said yesterday, watch those dampers, if it has the bubble you said it had then its well worth getting a set to be able to change them. Did you need to use the sy...

Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: HDU foam supplier

Replies: 17

Views: 17095

Rob

Indasol, well I never!

I spoke and ordered some adhesives and tapes just today :roll: Not spoken to them in say 2 years. Never checked out what else they sell. Small world eh

Steve

Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:49 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: HDU foam supplier

Replies: 17

Views: 17095

Graham Well you know the stuff quite well then by the sounds. Interesting what you are producing with it too. I had this site in my bookmarks, might be worth a look. http://www.styrotechdisplay.co.uk and http://www.polystyreneps.com/ same group of companies but different sites, and selling flat shee...

Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:59 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: HDU foam supplier

Replies: 17

Views: 17095

I was very interested in HDU many years ago after spending a year and a half in Los Angeles were we made so many signs, 3d letters and the like from it. When I returned to the UK in 96 I found Metamark used to sell HDU, think they stopped as the was not, and still isnt a big market for it in the UK....

Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Council Work Permits please?

Replies: 4

Views: 862

Rob Wasnt PPE, got that, didnt complain about being a hinderance as such and we are not on the busiest of streets. He was more concerned with damage to the public highway and £150 for the privalidge. It is a very large fascia we are putting in, over 20 mteres, ali tray with halo LED built ups, but p...

Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Council Work Permits please?

Replies: 4

Views: 862

Advice on Council Work Permits please?

Our fitters were on site today when a nice chap from the council asks if we have a permit to install a fascia on the front of a shop as we have a scaffold. I went to site and was presented with a form to fill in.....with a fee of £150 :o :o He says it is valid for a month, well i only need a day and...

Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Who uses clarity or something similar?!

Replies: 6

Views: 2720

Ben We have had Clarity for 7 years, but have not upgraded for a few years so we have an old version, so cant comment on its current features. It is a good bit of software although we only ever used it for stock item selling and not for custom sign pricing. As for keeping track of what work you have...

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:30 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mimaki CJV30-130 Owners / advice please

Replies: 21

Views: 15606

Dan Mimaki all the way for us. Looked at others but the mimaki won us over at the time and has proved to be a greatwork horse. Never heard of head strikes on long runs (touch wood) we have done banners over 20m long and vinyl runs at over 40, no problem. If you have the space get a separate cutter a...

Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:41 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on Joining 2 Banners together

Replies: 3

Views: 1478

Colin A seamless join no, but a join in a banner yes. We did two banners both in two 1,3 sections at over 10m long and joined em in the middle, they looked and hung well. They were wrapped around a shop so were in close proximity to the eye but you could hardly see the join, we were very pleased wit...

Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help locating Signbase UK?

Replies: 5

Views: 1153

ahhh right, sounds interesting that. Not done one with anything built up on face, seen them now and then. I know what you mean on the system, there used to be a company in West London that we bought our Flexfaces from, years and years ago. Very easy to fit, but they well gone now. Might be worth ask...

Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help locating Signbase UK?

Replies: 5

Views: 1153

Looks like they might of gone Rob, website has gone too. Try Kestrel, never had a problem with their flexface systems.

Steve

Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 7.5m sign tray with a drain pipe to go over?

Replies: 4

Views: 1079

Bob Your option is more expensive in labour whether he does it or contractors do it! If I was doing a fitting job or my contractors, the price to the customer would be the same. Fact is try not to install signs, too time consuming, i would rather sell the next project than be fitting the last one. J...

Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:00 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Excellent Peter, thanks

Will get my production fella to look into it.

Have a great Christmas all

Steve

Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:11 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Thanks, I will forward to my man in production.

Have a great Christmas, Im off now for a break.

Steve

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:28 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Got the PM Peter, thank you :cool:

Stafford I sent you a mail.


Steve

Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:35 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Peter thanks for the guidance there, appreciated. I may well do that.


Stafford. That would be great thank you, could you PM me your email, My pm facility is not working for some reason, need to get it sorted out.

Many Thanks

Steve

Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Prints on Curtainside trailers - advice please on APA vinyl?

Replies: 24

Views: 10682

Dont and cant laminate curtain side vinyl. I concur with Gordon, up til the part about wet! :) I have been using this stuff for over 10 years and have NEVER applied curtain side wet, whether Avery or APA. It can give you problems. Just get the curtain tight as a drum, should go down nice and flat fo...

Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:07 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Fellas. Thanks for the replies. Yes, I think we do have that facility on our plotter, we have never used it though, thought hadnt crossed my mind. Doesn't the plotter chew it all up if has big gaps with the cutting? We have the Mimaki plotter, must get it checked, be interested to know how to take t...

Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:47 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Finishing of labels

Replies: 17

Views: 7426

Finishing of labels

Morning all A lot of our work on our JV33 is large graphics for varying applications, but we do also a fair few labels too. Most are reasonably smallish quantities, hundreds sometimes more. The finishing is a pain in the rear end. At the moment we are trimming each out on plotter then cutting on a s...

Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Track for wall mounting

Replies: 5

Views: 761

Thanks Gary & Neil I have spoken to Spirit flew, price on its way.

Derek. Could you pm me please with details, my pm facility doesnt seem to be working at the moment.

Thanks alot

Steve

Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Track for wall mounting

Replies: 5

Views: 761

Banner Track for wall mounting

Afternoon all. Anyone used banner track system? Im talking about the extruded aluminium type not the one where you still use eyelets. I have seen it from one supplier, but, seems extremely expensive for what it is. We are doing a wall promo project and don't really want to use foamex or the like. Us...

Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: which printer would you choose?

Replies: 12

Views: 2404

JV33 all day, like Russel, we've had ours around two years and I am always pleased with its output. I have been in the print game since 1986 so I have a good idea on what I wanted and was very picky on which one to go for. The Mimaki won hands down. If you have space get a separate cutter, in fact, ...

Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: any suppliers out there selling laminate by the meter??

Replies: 6

Views: 1096

You pay more than a 50 m roll rate but you can get it from all print supplies.

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pavement Sign Supplier - Non Waterfilled + wheels

Replies: 2

Views: 498

Tim

Just fill it with sand.

Steve

Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Contravision application advice

Replies: 11

Views: 5390

Nick Apply dry, its easy and you wont get bubbles (how can you?) apply app tape to it Only laminate with optically clear lam, but if you do its difficult to get the lam to connect to the glass anyways, so may not be great. To be honest don't bother with lam, we don't usually on vehicles, just tell y...

Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:00 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a Small solvent printer?

Replies: 9

Views: 4531

Digi printing aint cheap in any form I guess, but if you got the work/can get more, its well worth it.

Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: EM-1400 vs SH-1400

Replies: 4

Views: 1014

Go with the majority vote Gavin. :o

Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: matching vinyl to a pantone help needed

Replies: 10

Views: 2136

I had to read that again then, Cillit Bang? My eyes are getting fuzzier by the month. Thought it was a rude word.

Well if its cheap and cheerful, maybe 3 year might work, just spec it at that length of time. Cant you print it?

Steve

Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a Small solvent printer?

Replies: 9

Views: 4531

Not well up on the spec of that machine, but I bet its not for outdoor use inks or the media. Check before you produce.

Steve

Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:53 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: matching vinyl to a pantone help needed

Replies: 10

Views: 2136

Marcella

Whats the application for? There is a translucent from hexis which is not bad, you could mount it to white and hey presto. Although its only a 3 year calendered

Steve

Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Advice on a Small solvent printer?

Replies: 9

Views: 4531

Neil

At those sizes you be best going for an Gerber edge. Although it will do what you want now, when that larger job comes in you may be kicking yourself.

Steve

Tue May 10, 2005 9:03 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: TROUGH LIGHTING SUPPLIER???

Replies: 5

Views: 2917

Try Portland Lighting on 01922 721 133


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Tue May 10, 2005 4:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle art needed. Where to buy?

Replies: 16

Views: 3980

Carol wrote

may ebay live on then ?


Yes maybe for alot of things but not vehicle oultlines and of logos. Someone has spent time and effort producing these cd's and that's how they make a living. How is it right for them to be resold as a copy?

Sun May 08, 2005 12:09 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone advise me where i can buy a cadet please?

Replies: 41

Views: 9767

I have been in business for 7 years and within the screen and sign trade for nearly 20. For the 7 years Ive been trading as a sign/graphics company, I have never been interested in digi print, althogh we have needed it at times and used 3rd party. I don't understand why alot of companies, often very...

Sat May 07, 2005 3:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Laminators, Help?

Replies: 21

Views: 1772

Rodney is right, you dont need heat for laminating vinyl! The cost in some cases can be high but for a decent coldy their not that bad. Chris you mentioned that they should be cheaper now than in the past, but remenber that you can make money from them! Its like someone mentioned here a little while...

Tue May 03, 2005 10:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lorry Curtains - Supplier?

Replies: 3

Views: 586

Martin

Did you get any help with the vinyl production and installation?

Tue May 03, 2005 10:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: help please applying vinyl onto curtain sides?

Replies: 9

Views: 1515

There are only two main curtain vinyl manufacturers other than 3M, which, as Adrian said is very expensive any I think only white? The two main's are Avery and APA Adrian There is another way..... get someone to print direct to curtain, assuming that they need the curtains too? Getting more up again...

Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:04 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers?

Replies: 6

Views: 1045

Thanks Rod, Its just a silver curtain nothing fancy.
We have now got a sample of the silver curtain and going to play some here with it.

Always used Sericol with no problems so I thought this was a weird one?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers?

Replies: 6

Views: 1045

McRod Sorry maybe I did not explain properly. The curtain itself is laquered! Silver curtain are laquered when made to give a metallic look, or I think its actully grey and the laquar makes it look silver? As I said been doing curtain side lorry for the last 10 years and never really had a problem. ...

Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:11 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers?

Replies: 6

Views: 1045

Any of you curtain boys and girls out there??

Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:59 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Hertfordshire Signmaker

Replies: 3

Views: 515

Kevin

The position is still open at the moment have advertised in local papers for this week along with a few other places. Give me aring I'm in the office now.

Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Smart Car Prices

Replies: 7

Views: 945

Customer says he's been quoted £375 + vat each I'd walk away. we did one a couple of weeks ago for £1100. It took two experienced fitters 5 hours to complete, never mind the cost of the production and if any artwork to do. Let him go down the road if I were you, it sounds like a nice job but not fo...

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:37 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Hertfordshire Signmaker

Replies: 3

Views: 515

Hertfordshire Signmaker

We are on look out for another signmaker/ fitter in west herts. We have just had the busiest quarter in 7 years of trading and its still getting busier.
Need someone with some ambition to take some responsibility.

Call Steve 01582 462962

Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Urgent help matching pantone colour to vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 1938

:D :D

Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Urgent help matching pantone colour to vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 1938

Vince

Pantone 188c is quite close to mactac 9859-05. Will be cheaper than Pantone vinyl too! How finiky is your customer?

Lamby

Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers?

Replies: 6

Views: 1045

Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers?

Anyone done silver, laquered, curtain side trailers? We have been painting curtain siders for years with Sericol inks and never had a problem. The thing is we did a silver, laquered trailer 2 years ago and it is peeling in places and looks bad. We have another one to do soon and although the custome...

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign UK 2005

Replies: 259

Views: 27453

Have finally booked for the 3 nights as we will be there for the duration of the show, staying at a Travel Inn. Paying £150 odd in total, show is costing far to much money to have the luxury of the Plaza :( Won't get time for the bar either but will be close to the meeting point so hopefully see som...

Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: does'nt time fly when your enjoying yourself

Replies: 12

Views: 1300

Nik
Can't remember when i actually first used it but I do remember the first time I heard of it, 1994 when i first got to Los Angeles. 30 years wow never knew that. Put into prospective I was a little behind the times :cry:

Lamby

Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does any one know any cheap vinyl suppliers out there?

Replies: 4

Views: 1035

Asus

everyone has there preference and probably negotiated a pricing structure with their supplier so what one gets you may not! You could do yourself a favor and start by asking Europoint (on the home page) for prices since you are a UKSB member.

Lamby

Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance?

Replies: 27

Views: 4061

Customer! one of two branches, the other being close to me. I don't live that far from you really, we live near Woburn between jcn 12 and 13 on the M1 but in a small village. The office is 20 odd miles down in Harpenden. Who was your ex... oh that big company round the back? Sorry to go off topic he...

Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance?

Replies: 27

Views: 4061

Big G wrote Coincidentally, the NFU HQ is at the end of my street. Hmm are you in Wellingborough G? Iwas up at Leyland ind park, or what ever its called, certainly starts with Leyland, a few weeks ago and spotted NFU up there! I think it was there am I right or way off? :roll: Saw it somewhere :o We...

Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:11 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: racing ferrari

Replies: 62

Views: 21178

Anyone like to hazzard a guess as to how long to allow for fitting this little lot ?


Ages! :-? Good luck should be nice a little earner too?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:23 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with banner layouts please?

Replies: 24

Views: 3579

Here's an effort from me. The customer must ask himself one thing? What am I trying to do? Sell my ATV's! Well make it stand out! company name is irelavent (spell?) all he needs to do is sell the machine the rest comes after. It needs to stand out, shout the message. All I have tried to do is tone i...

Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: axia

Replies: 6

Views: 735

err, 16ft x 4ft i think from memory.

Here's another couple. Did the multitech one back in 98. Still drive past it at times and still looks good

The other did back in 01 did change the bottom phone numbers after this pic :-?

Don't take many pictures any more must remeber to do so.

Lamby

Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: axia

Replies: 6

Views: 735

We have just been talking about it! Check down the recent posts list on the home page, or here http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... cda3#71167


Lamby

Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: axia

Replies: 6

Views: 735

Glen Benefits of flexface over perspex/acrylic are No Joins No Gaps No expansion or retraction which can cause bowing If someone decided to throw a stone at it, it would bounce back and hit them in the nose :) Its alot lighter than acrylic Easier to maintain A very good difusion of light across the ...

Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Insurance?

Replies: 27

Views: 4061

We use NFU! Been with them since last March, came up with almost 50% cheaper price than the company we had been using for the last 5 years. Also with all this talk about cold calling and the annoyance of most of it, I got to know about them through a cold call from them! I must of been in a patient ...

Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: axia

Replies: 6

Views: 735

factory signage: axia

This is one of the flexiface's I was talking about we did. This company is also a supplier for our computers.

Lamby

Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flexiface lightbox supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1749

No problem. Not heard of Signbase! What's the tensioning system like? Would like to see a profile pic if possible when you get it. You said that you are having it printed? Are they coating the face for added UV stability? I have never liked the idea of digi printing a fascia as its normally a loooon...

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flexiface lightbox supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1749

Rob

I forgot to post the no. of the co. in London. If you want it let me know.

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Circular Projecting Sign Supplier

Replies: 4

Views: 992

thanks Big G

Steve, the ones we have are the same. :)

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: puma stripes

Replies: 12

Views: 1925

Just noticed that the actual car in your pic is not a viper :oops: stripes are the same though :)

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: puma stripes

Replies: 12

Views: 1925

We did one of these last year, underestimated it on cost too. Thankfully the owner was a friend of a friend and was aware that we had two fitters there for 3 hours :( , understood and paid the extra, to right too price tag on these are a little more than a C5 :o

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Braille signs

Replies: 8

Views: 1315

I can't remember on the supplier we used a couple of years ago, will have to check. Try this anyway http://www.sign-maker.net/s-tactile-braille.htm Big G, I find that Graphex are quite expensive, they say trade supplier but they have never been competetive, although not rang them for a couple of yea...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flexiface lightbox supplier?

Replies: 7

Views: 1749

Rob I don't who you had in mind but we use Kestrel Signs in Birmingham, 0121 783 0779. We had a 4ft x 20ft flex for British Airways just before Xmas which they wanted doing before the holiday, they knocked it out in a week, great service we have used quite a few times in the past. They did that for ...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Telephone marketing, do you do it?

Replies: 6

Views: 1090

Depends on type of work you want? I would aim at a specific market or business type and aim at the smaller companys. Just introduce yourself as a localish(?) supplier and offer your signmaking services or a price on their next project. Telephone marketing is tough but you won't know until you try. O...

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:26 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: DELAMINATION ANYBODY SUFFERING

Replies: 12

Views: 2270

Chris

Rodney is right (as usual :) ). Laminating anything by hand can be a right problem. Sound a bit strange that you have not had problems before.
Have always used the same lam film?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:23 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: DELAMINATION ANYBODY SUFFERING

Replies: 12

Views: 2270

Chris

Are you using machine laminator or by hand? Also which film is it?

Lamby

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show Dogs Aboard

Replies: 6

Views: 888

Big G wrote

Real dogs stick their heads out of car windows and bark at old ladies as you drive past them. Like my one does.

Show dog my a**se The only thing I show my dog is a tin of Butcher's Choice with lamb.


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Lamby

Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:11 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: whats the best file type to save flexi files for e-mailing?

Replies: 9

Views: 3608

Norma
Emailing files

Have you tried PDF? Don't know much about flexi but PDF is quite universally used.

Lamby

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:45 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Measuring

Replies: 3

Views: 930

Rodney

Makes perfect sense now! :)

Default measurement in some software was cc and needed to know equivalent.

Thanks for your help!

Lamby

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:47 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Ink Measuring

Replies: 3

Views: 930

Ink Measuring

Can anyone shed any light on the measure of cc which is printed on the side of say an inkjet cartridge? Need to know what the measurement is and how it converts to ml.

I assume (I think :-? ) that cc means cubic capacity? Any help appreciated.

Lamby

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Sign Supplies

Replies: 3

Views: 876

Becky

No problem, I've only just got back :o ended up meeting my brother-in-law in Northampton for a few scoops and stayed up there.

if you have any questions give me a ring
Glad I could be of help!

Brian
I could only get get one wheel before the dog chased me off. :)

Lamby

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:05 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im looking for supplier of truck vinyl please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1166

Rob wrote apply with felt squeegee as a nylon one digs into curtain at the edges mate... Never had a problem with the good old goldies! Personally I would not use a felt squeegee as I don't think you get enough pressure. Not that you can press to hard when applying to a curtain I just prefer the sta...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Paris Show

Replies: 5

Views: 582

Sammyr

Where have you been? How are things over there? Busy as ever i suppose? Nice to hear from you I should give you a ring. :)

Thanks for the advice with google.

Lamby

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wheel Cover Suppliers?

Replies: 10

Views: 1124

We bought some stuff from cutlers for a car dealership customer. A few months later we were in the dealership and noticed they'd had a load more done. Turned out Cutlers had contacted them direct and done the covers using our artwork. Not how a trade supplier should act if you ask me. Autosign That...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:29 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Employment

Replies: 3

Views: 785

John :D :D Had a learner in after my first post above, did not work out. To be honest been concentrating on the other business and have not been focusing at all on the production side although had a fair ammount of work. Been using contract workers as and when. Got a bloke that does all the workshop...

Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:10 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Employment

Replies: 3

Views: 785

On the look out again.

Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Paris Show

Replies: 5

Views: 582

Thanks Richard not heard of that one.

Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: application tape dispensor

Replies: 5

Views: 1006

Interesting, I never knew about those ones thanks nik.

Lamby

Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: sea stradbroke

Replies: 18

Views: 2590

dsi

Nice work, beats doing a dirty builders van in the height of winter. Roll on the spring.

Bad news about your dodgy customer, did he sign off the the design before producction?

Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wheel Cover Suppliers?

Replies: 10

Views: 1124

Stepen

Try Cutlers. They are good and that is their main line of business.

Tel: 01284 725582 www.wheelcover.com

Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: application tape dispensor

Replies: 5

Views: 1006

Stuart

Where can you get app tape dispensers for £50?

Lamby

Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Philosophy

Replies: 5

Views: 475

Carrie

Only just read that, and I like it! Certianly puts things in prospective. I have 3 kids and still get time for a beer occasionally. :) :D

Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice on what vinyl to use for a curtain side lorry?

Replies: 5

Views: 1868

Big G APA do there own brand of curtain vinyl and none other. Price is no where near £15 not even for 1220mm. They do not sell the other curtain vinyl made by Avery which is more expensive. Also APA are near Dartford/ East london on 020 8311 4400 not Slough :) Thought I d help you out there mate ash...

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Floor Mat Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 688

storeinet I just checked on this printed rug company and they had a buy out 14 mths ago, by a co. called Dark Blue on Tel: 0870 873 6800. They are the same staff that operated the company before and are still doing all the mats and carpet tiles. They are in cardiff. http://www.dark-blue.co.uk/ Lamby

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Paris Show

Replies: 5

Views: 582

Richard

Which show are you on about as I just checked the BSGA website and there isn't one listed for Paris - Dubai and Moscow in feb, someone given you the wrong plane ticket? :) check this link. http://www.bsga.co.uk/event.html

Lamby

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Floor Mat Suppliers

Replies: 6

Views: 688

storeinet


I believe that there is company in Wales! If my memory serves me right they are near Cardiff. Where about are you? I will check and post the number in the morning. I have not used for a few years now but I know we still have the samples as I saw them last week in our workshop.

Lamby

Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:58 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Does anyone know if you can preview .ai files off a cd?

Replies: 2

Views: 1339

Does anyone know if you can preview .ai files off a cd?

Does anyone know if you can preview .ai files off a cd? I have AI 9 but there are lots of files on a cd I have and would like to preview each before opening! Or am I missing a default previever in ai?

Cheers

Lamby

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: opeing .cdl file??

Replies: 5

Views: 1210

Export it! ai, eps, wmf or depending on file neede bitamp etc.



Lamby

Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:38 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: anti virus software

Replies: 29

Views: 5368

Outline

Where you from? and what do you do?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does such a process Vinyl Thermal Print exist?

Replies: 4

Views: 999

Fellas cheers rapid esponse, great. Well from the drawing I have from an old sign which needs to be repeated cept for a few lines of text, every thing is just text only digi on there is a small logo but the whole description is vinyl thermal print? Not seen the old sign in person yet but have the pr...

Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:33 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does such a process Vinyl Thermal Print exist?

Replies: 4

Views: 999

Does such a process Vinyl Thermal Print exist?

Being doing some research into vinyl thermal print since a customer was asking about it, anyone know what it is? Does such a process exist? Not heard of it myself in all my years, or am I behind the times? Or has my customer got his description wrong and means digital print? Any enlightenment apprec...

Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:00 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted cutter

Replies: 60

Views: 5288

Ezzie

Didn't you get his telephone number when you bought the machine???

Also do you know how to spell better or do you text on your mobile so much you can't help it? :)

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:16 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anyone using Estimate software

Replies: 8

Views: 2042

Budone

I am not allowed to answer that! :)

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:27 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Anyone using Estimate software

Replies: 8

Views: 2042

I have both on my system. I prefer Estimate for pricing of signs as it is a signmakers package, where with Clarity I think it is more geared to a general purpose for many industries, especially for off the shelf stock items. Dave, interesting to hear that a signmaker likes Clarity for how we price s...

Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question

Replies: 4

Views: 822

Assuming that you can just about cover the panel in 610 vinyl at 5-7 year viyl in gloss then I would probably quote around £240.00 + VAT

Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question

Replies: 4

Views: 822

Paul What material are you covering? And what with? Just vinyl to change the colour, or text as well? Also how will you apply if just vinyl? Have you got a laminator or will you do by hand? Im sure most will agree with the formula of: Vinyl cost x X%! and a hourly labour to cover and finish!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Superclean

Replies: 17

Views: 2548

Vans and lorries, Great earners! As for lining up, well I would tend to disagree with you John. Yes smaller vans are more of a pain to line up. We always line graphics up, like the type Dewi has above, to true horizon especially a Vauxhall van (forgot the name, like a estate but the van one!) there ...

Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Yellow Pages?

Replies: 22

Views: 1698

Huh! Scemes I advertised with them lot 3 - 4 years ago and I too did not get a single call, what a load a s***te. They still after all these years ring me up and say how much better it is, yes right, NO THANKS! I have a different crowd just called recently and the obvious answer is NO! Anyway on top...

Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Road Paint

Replies: 6

Views: 1120

Thanks for your help fellas, Travis Perkins it is!

Cheers

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:03 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Road Paint

Replies: 6

Views: 1120

Road Paint

Does anyone know of a company that does paint for roads etc? Did have a number for a company but can't find it!

We do not want to get involved with this type of work at all, would just like to point the company who rang us in the right direction!

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: dont make it easy for spammers

Replies: 7

Views: 711

Peter,

never really thought about that! :-? I don't shed loads to be honest but any prevention measures are good to hear!

I think mine will be going fornow!

How is sunny Luton? Which part are you in again? I was in Leagrave today!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Worlds Biggest Sign!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1885

its 1am gone I'm off!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Worlds Biggest Sign!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1885

Oh one more then!

Let hope it wasn't a newbie that painted, using emulsion :o :cryhard:

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Worlds Biggest Sign!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1885

No you have all got it wrong! The fitter laid and applied vinyl direct from the roll to the roof and hand cut the letters with a scalpel :wink:

Getting to late sleep time!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it snowing yet?

Replies: 46

Views: 3330

Peter

Yeah it is snowing but not really sticking, yet up in Ampthill near where I live it covered the road for a little while and is well on the grass, so much so the kids in our close made a mini snowman!! :cool: :cool:

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it snowing yet?

Replies: 46

Views: 3330

Mike Wrote My wife had to drive home through falling snow this afternoon - and that was on the North Wales coast! I'd take supplies if I were you - enjoy! I am a little concerned as we are driving North then heading up M54 - through Shrewsbury - Welsh Pool then out to Dolellau 10 miles ish from Barm...

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is it snowing yet?

Replies: 46

Views: 3330

Yer snowing now in Harpenden, still in the b***dy office! :( Going to Nort Wales Friday morn for the weekend, staying at a friends stone cottage on the edge of Snowdonia next to a river..... perfect :o anyone got any snow chains? and a spade? I was joking with my wife that we would get snowed in, lo...

Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can chrome be applied to complex curves?

Replies: 12

Views: 2834

Ah good so I wasn't seeing things! Adrian/ nigel any chance of uploading a picture?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Which Search Engine

Replies: 7

Views: 715

Peter/Nik

£200? what do you get for your money?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Which Search Engine

Replies: 7

Views: 715

Which Search Engine

Whilst searching for things on the net it seems that different search engines come up with different results. I mostly use google but sometimes i find things quicker through Yahoo!

Is there a better search place than these? what does everyone use?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of help or advice Please!!

Replies: 7

Views: 1047

sorry I was a little slow getting back, been a manic, manic day!!! Thankfully you are sorted though

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is there such a thing as blackout vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 940

Yes there is! I think pretty much all the suppliers do it. Used mostly for illum boxes I think, Good for fret cut letters and logos on perspex boxes where you just want them illuminated and the rest blocked out. Cheaper than fret cutting ali and inlaying perspex. Not that I've tried this though :) M...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of help or advice Please!!

Replies: 7

Views: 1047

That letter 'A' is actually a font! Will try and find and post up for you!

Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: more work less profit?

Replies: 8

Views: 776

Peter

Cheers I will!

G just call in, I like biscuits!

Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:35 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eating Humble pie

Replies: 18

Views: 2367

no actually I can spell, just miss letters out and keys on a keyboard are to close together! :D

Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eating Humble pie

Replies: 18

Views: 2367

sheep! sheep! We spelt a college enrolment banner wrong once, we did not fit so the caretaker put it up on the railing, it tok two days before anywone noticed! It was on a very busy road in London, highly embarrassing for all concerned. It was a long time ago and happilly we still do banners for the...

Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: North/South Divide

Replies: 30

Views: 2832

I agree with the devaluing issue! Just look at Yell charge for an ad, and its only for a year. I know prices vay on areas with them but still expensive On a van its years of exposure 24/7. I did say that he should put his prics up but as you said Big G its area saturation I think, but you have to as...

Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: more work less profit?

Replies: 8

Views: 776

Off topic sorry! Peter, been meaning to say hello since you joined UKSB! A neigbour at last! Surely our paths will cross soon? If you are in Harpenden at all please call in for a coffee and a chat. On topic! Yeah artwork is a tough one sometimes. If its a new customer I tend to get a feel what they ...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: North/South Divide

Replies: 30

Views: 2832

North/South Divide

I went to Nottingham today to deliver a machine and got talking to my customer (sign company) about what to charge customers! Since we are still producing signs too I was able to give a valid insight to what we charge in the south! He said that he avoids vehicle graphics like the plague as there is ...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Eating Humble pie

Replies: 18

Views: 2367

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: That's funny!

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:02 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: laminator

Replies: 8

Views: 1018

Dex
I checked again on that GMP laminator with a colleague today and I was well out :oops: As Jobe said the price is well over £3000 so second hand could be worth more, sorry about that!
Rodneys points are well worth listeneing to on lamination.

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:26 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: laminator

Replies: 8

Views: 1018

Dex I would say anything between £1400 - £1800 depending on age condition! I think these go for around £2600 new. Its quite a big machine so you would have to think to yourself have i got the space and do I need it? The main purpose of a cold laminator would be to mount vinyl print or vinyl colour t...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can chrome be applied to complex curves?

Replies: 12

Views: 2834

Darryl Funny that someone would ask the question, because the other day when I came off the M1 at jcn 13, I saw a tractor unit (lorry cab) totally finished in mirror chrome. I mean the whole unit was chrome finish! Did not get close enough for a better inspection but was a strange sight. Anyone else...

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:08 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with these two layouts please?

Replies: 49

Views: 9910

Steve I would agree with the second option too, in keeping with the building. My opinion on the layout would be that the bottom two lines are two close together (lines overlap), especially as there is alot of space left near the top! In fact, does there need to be such an empahsise on the tel no. an...

Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: internet security

Replies: 9

Views: 728

Paul Been a happy user of Panda for the past two years! Nothing seems to get through! Also denies software access to the net unless required, good for as a firewall, spyware etc. When I upgraded I was using symantec, once I loaded Panda it found two viruses that went undetected before. http://www.pa...

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hanging Brackets

Replies: 3

Views: 722

Hanging Brackets

Hello all Sorry I have not posting much but we are extremly busy at the moment, since I have had two companies on the go its absoulutley manic! I wonder if anyone can help? Looking for a supplier of projecting hanging brackets! I have found a couple but the problem is that the sign needs to hang low...

Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: advice on van quote

Replies: 6

Views: 1012

I think people here have given a good guidance on the price for graphics you have indicated. I really don't think someone on your doorstep is going to give you further guidance as, at the end of the day (even though this is a friendly helpful forum!!) anyone in your area is potentially a competitor ...

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Menu display cases

Replies: 8

Views: 687

So you mean fast food type menus then?

If so try Dan Display 020 961 6000
Beat them up a bit with the price though.

Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Menu display cases

Replies: 8

Views: 687

What size do you need?

Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What piece of equipment can't you do without?

Replies: 14

Views: 2086

I would have to agree with McRod! That chippy tool belt is a great addition to your fitting kit.

Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: trough lighting

Replies: 3

Views: 404

Sometimes I feel as if I've got my own little aladdins cave! I have a used white trof light in fairly good condition if interested? I will have to check the size. We took off a 30ft fascia a few months ago. It was only on the wall about 10 months. Also got a 4500mm cream light as well, still in the ...

Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Planning for Signs/and a-Boards

Replies: 22

Views: 1482

Customer problem! Very rarely get involved, especially not on vehicles :wink: :wink: :o

Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Which way round ????

Replies: 5

Views: 504

John

Put it in a tubular bag that comes with vinyl rolls or box!

Never roll inwards, same with applied graphics to PVC banners, always out, out, out :)

Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Which way round ????

Replies: 5

Views: 504

Out! always out! Keeps the app tape touching the silicon paper and stops wrinkles.
Maybe a good idea for graphics send out to wrap them around an empty roll.

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:00 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

Forbie

Safe if you pay someone to look after them! :)

Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aircraft Graphics

Replies: 4

Views: 865

Aircraft Graphics

We have been asked by a long term customer of ours if we can quote on applying cut graphics to a passenger jet. We have done graphics on helicopters (did one last week) but mostly for short term application. This is a much bigger fish and is long term. Can anyone help with the type of vinyl we shoul...

Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rapid Graphics at the Garage

Replies: 5

Views: 711

hmmm :)

The point I was making was, that I don't like doing graphics for a customer in a public place like a petrol garage or a Somefield car park.

The whole money thing is another issue. :o

Cheers

Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rapid Graphics at the Garage

Replies: 5

Views: 711

Rapid Graphics at the Garage

Had an urgent phone call at 5.30pm yesterday from a long term customer. He needed some graphics putting on a Grand Cherokee car before he goes to Cardiff at 7am today! He can't come to me so I had to meet him at a shell garage at 6am. Obviously an ungodly hour so there was only one mug that could do...

Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Dibond Panels ?????

Replies: 17

Views: 6590

Depends on your guillotine? It will kill it if its a paper one I would of thought

and di cut might be a problem as its only thin metal on wood!

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting/ application table.

Replies: 14

Views: 3256

Nik

No problem, glad I could be of service!

Thank again Nik for your order.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:00 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
Ah! the old one's are the best

Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:39 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

And you know it Brian :D

Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:44 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

And Dongle and paid at the RRP

Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:43 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

And well accompanied with a license disk!

Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:33 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

Moody Signlab, you cheeky B.....d just because I didn't get it from you. :lol1:

I'm the straighest scouser you will ever meet. :-?

Any credable software is well paid for in my office!

Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:53 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

Autosign Can you export from Signlab in different versions? Was not aware you could and on having another look still don't see the option! Steve Thanks for link, had a quick, quick look and downloaded it, but not had chance to see how it works yet. Brushman Its not just text mate its any sort of gra...

Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:56 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

Pete Thanks for the reply! I usually down size for illutrator, normally max width 297mm, I just tried again with this file, (it was nearly a metre) but it still gives the same message! All I'm doing most of the time with this exporting is creating a PDF file anyway. Any other ideas, or some directio...

Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:24 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

Replies: 21

Views: 5987

what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse this'

Having problems exporting ai files from Signlab (V5.6) to Illustrator (V9) Won't import and gives message "The MPS parser is unable to parse this file" The thing is, the problem is inconsistent and sometimes it works and sometimes not. Any advice would be great as this is very frustrating?...

Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:47 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: wanted - screenprinting squeegee sharpener

Replies: 2

Views: 520

Richard

We have a Svecia belt squeegee sharpener for sale! The size is 1800mm width. It is in good working order. I have sent you an email!

Cheers

Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: curtain sider vinyl

Replies: 1

Views: 411

APA ON 020 8311 4400. There is also Avery curtain but is alot more expensive.

Depends on colours as to which you may have to go for.
Try and twist your customer toward APA if you can for the cost.

Cheers

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:01 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting/ application table.

Replies: 14

Views: 3256

Thanks for the referrals fellas!

Justin and Outline email on its way!

Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: young one in california

Replies: 13

Views: 1514

VinylVixen! Wow, a young women from California who does not want to be a H.wood star! :D I lived in Venice for nearly two years! loved every minute! Used to work for myself as a contract signmaker/fitter. One of the signshops was on Sunset and ....., can't remenber the cross street, Holywood end! Go...

Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Display Cases with key - need source

Replies: 7

Views: 855

Rob

Give me a ring I may be able to help.

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:14 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Raynobond - 2mm small piece required

Replies: 1

Views: 486

Why not use white dibond and laminate it with brushed effect gold vinyl?

Is the job interior or exterior? I think the gold brushed is only interioir though!

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Sign Supplies

Replies: 6

Views: 786

Fellas Thanks for the interest. I know of a problem with the site that is being sorted at the moment! As its an ecommerce site you need to have cookies enabled! There is a holding page being created that if you can't get to the site it will give you a cookie message! Also at .net too! Cheers

Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HOT or COLD

Replies: 3

Views: 522

Kev What sort of print applications are your needing to laminate? Van graphics, or printed vinyl on signs? Rodney would also be good to ask this question! infact use this link as he has tspoken in depth about this subject. http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=42432&highlight=laminators#42...

Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Sign Supplies

Replies: 6

Views: 786

Graphic Sign Supplies website is live!

Signmakers tools and equipment at our website.

Link on home page of this site

Cheers

Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tensioning banners.

Replies: 3

Views: 659

Andy What are you fixing to? Wall, Scaffold, fence? If we are fixing to a wall with traditional fixing we would use a no. 10 at 2" long screw and a washer, starting at one end at the top and stretch as you go, then do the bottom pulling out and down with each fixing. Fence or scaffold, the obvious q...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: The Flower Shop

Replies: 15

Views: 5449

Steve

There are only 7 there? Where is no. 8, give it yer mrs? :)

Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Sign Supplies

Replies: 6

Views: 786

Stephen & Carrie

No problem. Glad I could help. If you need anything else just give me a ring

Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Mat supplier please

Replies: 24

Views: 2850

John (alphasigns) PM on its way

PopDog

Thanks for your order, mats on their way early next week.

Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: pacific coast souviniers

Replies: 2

Views: 701

shop signage: pacific coast souviniers

Thought I'd show off a job I did in LA.here is a pic of a perspex job I did in Holywood in '94 right next to the Chinese Theatre, (see it in the pic)
Not the most exciting sign job,but the location.
Like name dropping! :)

Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from California!

Replies: 11

Views: 1170

Eileen Sorry it was actually in Santa B. where we stayed, what I meant was we would drive up PCH on route and pass by Zuma etc. We were living in Venice. We had a nice little French deli across the road, great food. One regret was not seeing the Whales, almost took a boat trip from Santa B. but neve...

Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Mat supplier please

Replies: 24

Views: 2850

Whats that Brian a Scouse joke?? Well I stopped using wheel trims as they don't fly right, a stereo is alot more direct :D

Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from California!

Replies: 11

Views: 1170

Welcome Eileen Near Santa Barbera eh. I used to live in L.A in the mid 90's, and we used to make frequent trips up there along PCH, past Zuma (spell) where the dolphins where always swimming in the surf. A lovely part of the world, I'm falling asleep just thinking about it. We stayed in the same hot...

Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Mat supplier please

Replies: 24

Views: 2850

Dewi

May be bigger than a squeegee :o :lol1: that is chucked mate :D

Nik I have sent you a message

Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting Mat supplier please

Replies: 24

Views: 2850

Thanks for the referral Brian.
I have sent you a PM john

Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Safety Sign Software

Replies: 5

Views: 1250

Adrian

Is it a Safety Sign vector libray you are looking for?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5946

Whoops

This reply should of been to Martin, sorry!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pantone colour 7545c

Replies: 15

Views: 5946

Outline Im still not clear if you have to match the colour you need in screen, digital, or litho?? If screen print then a Pantone book would be the best thing to have, it has a break down of what colours you need to match any PantoneColour! You can get CYMK values in screen print but it is far easie...

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Insurance

Replies: 5

Views: 1038

We were using the same company for our insurance for over 7 years. As our renewel came up in March this year we coinsidently had a call from NFU Mutual, they gave a quote of just under half we were paying! Unbelievable! Our ins company could not get near it. Needless to say that we swapped companies...

Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:54 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: FOR SALE Laminator 1300mm Hot Press

Replies: 3

Views: 576

Simon

What make and model is the machine, how wide is it and its age?

Cheers

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:16 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Roland CJ70 1220 printer cutter for sale

Replies: 5

Views: 970

Rob
Unless I need my glasses they are two different people you are relating to, aren't they. (?)

Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:10 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Employment

Replies: 3

Views: 785

Employment

We are looking for an experienced signmaker/fitter for our small but busy workshop. Experience with signmaking software essential. Must be able to drive.

Steve
Rising Signs
Hertfordshire
01582 462962

Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:37 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: can anyone tell me how to adjust settings graphtec fc2100-50

Replies: 2

Views: 1573

Liam I have an old FC 2100 120 and if yours is the same try this. After calibration press condition - - (there should be a square cursor flashing) force (no.1 button) and adjust up or down as required then press Enter. If the blade is really blunt and giving rounded edges or missing parts of the cut...

Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:20 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: I am looking for a roller

Replies: 4

Views: 601

Thanks for the referral Rob. I have been away on hols for the last 2 weeks so I have some cathing up to do. Simon Rob is right, we have various laminators, desktop and freestanding at reasonable prices too. We have just sent two large format (1400mm) to Southern Ireland in the last few weeks. Please...

Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: NEW smilies added

Replies: 23

Views: 1902

hmmm an hour to kill eh Rob? I wonder if you could do something for me? (hot)

Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:55 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versa Camm Protection

Replies: 17

Views: 4630

Rodney I checked the Micronex laminate you mentioned and its only 8 micron! Would that be a good enough thickness to protect prints from scuffing when laminating printed vinyl for vans etc? Also does it have UV inhibitors to further assist with the longtivity of the inks? Does using such a thin film...

Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Compensation available for bad payers!

Replies: 2

Views: 742

Interesting website Rob, thanks. Could probably do with exorcising our rights on a couple of our so called customers! :-?

Thu May 13, 2004 1:00 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Backing Up....

Replies: 11

Views: 2557

Brian
What is that machine then? Do you plug it straight in to the computer and back up?
I do back up, but not as regular as I should :roll:

Mon May 03, 2004 11:53 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mirror Vinyl. Advice please

Replies: 15

Views: 2843

Kev

I just looked at your post again and noticed you posted this in March :oops: Its good to know you can always get a rapid response for those little dilemas :oops:
Nice one Rob :o

Mon May 03, 2004 11:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mirror Vinyl. Advice please

Replies: 15

Views: 2843

Kev Greenworld Supplies in Perivale NW London do a vinyl silver mirror, its not foil and lasts longer. I can't remember the life, brand, or cost, possibly around £4.50 per metre at 1000mm wide. I will check on Tuesday and post back here. We have been usuing this stuff alot lately for a large interna...

Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where to buy vinyl and supplies online ?

Replies: 9

Views: 1774

Mike We have a website launching very soon selling mostly signmakers tools and supplies. We are not going to be selling vinyl at all, just products that help the signmakers job easier and save them money. If you or anyone else would like more info please send a pm or click on our link on the UKSB ho...

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9561

Around £450.00 + VAT including the digi print on the back, more if I had to spend alot of time doing artwork.

Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:39 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Impact Vehicle Library 2004 Edition

Replies: 22

Views: 4149

I have always used Impact too, never anything else so I can't comment on others, but this must mean I have never had any problems. Another bonus with Impact is Brian is a part of this site and has a link to his website on the homepage.

Give him a ring I am sure he would be glad to help.

Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Blocking pop-ups

Replies: 11

Views: 1159

Phil Another way is to stop Java and activeX in security settings of IE, I think its those two settings that allows pop ups to happen. Go to Tools, Internet Options, Security, Custom Level and disable the controls. Can be a pain if you use websites that need ActivX like Autotrader and other datadase...

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FoamCore Solution

Replies: 15

Views: 1977

Alan Ah! I was expecting the delivery of the UK's first Alcircut by courier today too, I bought the material all ready and set aside a few hours to cut them :) :) Still waiting for our customer to send us the order, then they need delivery week commencing 05/04. I have spoken to my photo mounting cu...

Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FoamCore Solution

Replies: 15

Views: 1977

Rob. These are perm fix signs in about 12 retail stores nationwide, we need to use a nicer material than correx! Nigel. Never thougt of laser but sounds a bit tricky. Chris. Sounds like thats woth a call, I have 3 such companies on my high street here. Alan. Fantastic and intuitive. How much time di...

Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FoamCore Solution

Replies: 15

Views: 1977

Lorraine

The material FoamCore I mentioned is the stuff from Eurpoint! Just differen brand name. The cost of die cut is too expensive for such a short run.

Big G said
I wonder if this could be cut on a flatbed plotter


Need to use 5mm thick mate, probably too thick!

Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FoamCore Solution

Replies: 15

Views: 1977

FoamCore Solution

We have 35 3ft diameter signs to make and my customer does not want Foamex as its a little weighty for shop managers to erect (and is turning out expensive). My suggestion would be to use FoamCore, a light weight solution I thought. Problem, These signs have to be circular So anyone got any suggesti...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Award : Routed MDF

Replies: 11

Views: 2758

Superb work!

Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:25 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why is there inconsistent Kerning within signlab6?

Replies: 5

Views: 1720

I was going to suggest that you use the 4.95 text layout in Signlab but as I don't have E 6 Im not sure if its still possible. I have 5.6 and can still use 4.95 text layout using auto kern in the options and I never have problems with it. This is a subject I was going to bring up as I am very partic...

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What Make of Plotter do you use?

Replies: 15

Views: 2316

We use a Graphtec FC-2100 - 120. its over 7 years old and still a great machine.

Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What Make of Plotter do you use?

Replies: 15

Views: 2316

What Make of Plotter do you use?

Just wondered what plotter you lot use?

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: GRP blank sign supplier

Replies: 3

Views: 942

Richard

Try this company. I have not used them myself for years but only because I don't need to. From memory good for what you need.
Glasplas 0161 688 6100

Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Application machine info needed

Replies: 2

Views: 677

Thanks for the referral Rob. I have spoken to Richard today and have sent info on our fantastically priced laminator. If anyone else is interested in our Graphimonut machines with a max roll width of 1400mm for laminating digital prints with protective films, substrates with vinyl and even applicati...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Data Protection Scam

Replies: 27

Views: 2783

Data Protection Scam

I got an official looking envelope today going under the title "data protection agency" and a threatening letter demanding £135.00 or else. This imediatley raised suspicion especially as it had no phone number. I have checked this out and it is a scam so watch out. The address of the one I got is DP...

Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: who supplies curtain side-vinyl?

Replies: 8

Views: 2000

Vivid If your customer is having problems with peeling of the vinyl, then using truck vinyl is going to get to expensive. Out of the two available, Avery is more difficult to remove once it is 'cured' but the cost of this vinyl far outweighs ordinary banner vinyl. I think your solution is to either ...

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Foam & Aluminium Sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1454

Nice job mate. I used to use the high density foam years ago in the America. I had lots of ideas of bringing it here (1994) but someone had already started bringing it in. I was in touch with the company for a while but it never really became popular and was very expensive. Do you use the Foam alot?...

Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way to apply large graphics?

Replies: 8

Views: 2283

Martin Have you had the vinyl printed yet? If not, as Nigel mentioned its going to be a pain removing that much vinyl from a banner. The time spent in labour on this job will be considerable and if the printed vinyl leaves glue behind then you have a further headache. Would it not be best just to se...

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:44 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: looking for : tunnel dryer / contact frame/ exposure unit

Replies: 2

Views: 508

Steve I have access to a friends equipment that he is selling. I'm not sure what is left but if you send me a PM with your phone number I can let you know what he has got. I think from recent memory there is an exposure unit! This is a screen capillary UV unit you mean? Let me know you never know. C...

Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:40 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what ink should i use for printing car stickers?

Replies: 6

Views: 3531

I used to be in screen print, not since 1997 though, so things may of moved on but I tried all the inks over the years and we always came back to Sericol. You get what you pay for i suppose, it was usability and actual quality of ink, opacities, coverage and adherence to substrates. Back to your que...

Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:07 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: can anyone recommend a supplier of roland blades/holder?

Replies: 14

Views: 4987

Gazza

What are 'ROETGUEN' make of blades?

Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:34 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: led moving sign

Replies: 3

Views: 561

Ah sorry, S/H - second hand, then thats different. Tough one that, what size, how many lines, characters, PC compatible??? indoor, outdoor??
Dave may have the answer.

Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:55 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: led moving sign

Replies: 3

Views: 561

Try this company, we've always found them good in the past. LED Systems, speak to Chris.

01253 892299

Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:42 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: For Sale

Replies: 0

Views: 599

For Sale

We have a length of troff light that has never been used that we have had for over 2 years. Size at 4530mm complete with fixing brackets and powder coated to RAL 1015. It still works as we plugged it in yesterday we also still have loads of Ultramark 3500 series and Ultramark banner vinyl screen pri...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Timber A boards

Replies: 18

Views: 4062

Thanks for all coming back I do have a long list of A board suppliers but like Dewi said mostly metal, no real timber ones. Lorraine. I went to Des first from our database, they've run out of material. Not heard of Fastlane, Site looks good but seems to all chalk A boards. Looks good for Chalk board...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Timber A boards

Replies: 18

Views: 4062

Timber A boards

How hard is it to find timber A boards? I have tried all my usual suppliers including the 3 that sell the timber variety. One has no material to make any more Another has been ringing out for days with a full voice mail And the third timber co has only chalkies at the moment (NO GOOD) Does anyone ha...

Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Rapid-tac, Sign-Prep & Overlay. opinions please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3748

:D :D

Ok Lambie

I actually met another bloke called Steve Lamb a couple of years ago at a party. I thought he was a bit of a K**b. :D :D

Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Rapid-tac, Sign-Prep & Overlay. opinions please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3748

Rob

Does it feel strange calling me Lamby then? I don't mind what name people use but I don't think many here will remember whate my real name is. Maybe I'll tweak my profile a little.

Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:19 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Rapid-tac, Sign-Prep & Overlay. opinions please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3748

Sally Sorry to hear your having problems with dry application in the cold!? You shouldn't be applying vinyl wet in the cold you will get even more problems. As for all those fluids, I wouldn't waste your money. Our method is as follows: Cleaning: Lightly soapy water Degreasing: Meths (sometimes whit...

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Christmas To All

Replies: 20

Views: 1928

Right I am logging out of here for Xmas. I am at wedding tommorrow near Chelmsford and very busy Xmas Eve. So happy Christmas to all and I hope that nobody is here on Xmas Day (Rob) or you need to see a doctor.

Cheers

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:18 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hidden User??

Replies: 8

Views: 1532

Fair nuf :D :D sonny! :D
:)
Right I am logging out of here for Xmas. Iam at wedding tommorrow in Chelmsford and very busy Xmas Eve. So happy Christmas to all and I hope that nobody is here on Xmas Day (Rob) or you need to see a doctor.

Cheers

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hidden User??

Replies: 8

Views: 1532

Rob
Do what yourself? Drink in the toilet? :D :D :D :D
I suppose I can seee the logic in what you said though, but why not just log on when you want to post up?
I used to be a policeman! :wink:
I suppose I just like knowing who's around! so get out of the bushes. :D :D

Cheers

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:17 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hidden User??

Replies: 8

Views: 1532

Ah yes I can see it now! But why would you or anyone else want to hide whether or not your logged on? I think it is just one of the great things about the site when you knows 'who's in'. Its like when you put your head in at the local pub and want to have a quick pint with your mates, you don't expe...

Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hidden User??

Replies: 8

Views: 1532

Hidden User??

Rob

Don't take this the wrong way or tell me its non of my business but the last few posts today and last night that you have replied to, you have not been logged on!
Is this anything to do with site rebuild or servers? Or are you just been a bit lazy? Just curious mate! :wink:

Cheers

Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing for retail

Replies: 28

Views: 3579

I have never priced lettering by the letter, you can get stuck with that. Always how much vinyl used x ??? %, substrates used x ??? % and how long it takes to make, cut and install etc. Materials plus hourly rate. Minimum charge is £40.00 sometimes £30 if I'm feeling generous. How much is your set u...

Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Vinyl Racks

Replies: 7

Views: 980

Rob That sounds good, very cheap too. From the info Dan supplied and link which were for steel vinyl racks. We have been offered a few of these type, the freestand type though that take rolls up to 36" No were near that cost obviously. I know a fella that was cutting MDF holders on his router, which...

Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Vinyl Racks

Replies: 7

Views: 980

Dan and anyone else

If you need any sort of vinyl racks please send me an email. I have some interesting information.

Cheers

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:37 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator advice needed please.

Replies: 15

Views: 3387

Allan The machine has got a take up roller and a foot pedal. You still didn't answer all my questions though mate. Can I over laminate a digi print with anti graffitti, anti scuff film (matt and gloss)? I heard that if you cold lam over a digi print you can get 'ghosting' or a slight haze over the i...

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator advice needed please.

Replies: 15

Views: 3387

Cold lamination would be good then for applying graphics (printed and cut) to various substrates as well as application tape over larger lengths. We don't have in-house digi print and I'm not loooking to in the near future. I have been offered a cold laminator over 4ft wide and wondered if it was wo...

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator advice needed please.

Replies: 15

Views: 3387

I forgot to ask

Is a laminator any good for applying application tape to cut graphics? More longer lenghts really
applying cut graphics for substrates?

Cheers

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator advice needed please.

Replies: 15

Views: 3387

Allan

Interesting stuff. So what are main differences in hot and cold lamination?

What would you use cold laminate for?

What would you use the hot/warm lamination for?

Would be a good investment just to buy a cold laminator? or do you need hot as well?

Cheers

Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition Stands

Replies: 18

Views: 3749

Simon Yeah used to quite enjoy that really money was good your right. We used to stay in all the top hotels too, the boss didn't care at the time he'd just cost it in the job. I rember the Eurofighter, quite enjoyable watching the pilots train up for the big event, probably why the fit took so long ...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition Stands

Replies: 18

Views: 3749

Thanks for the feedback. Steve good stuff mate, ever used the high density foam you get from the states? Spandex do a version called signrock but its expensive and limited for size and thickness. The American product, I used to work with it alot when I was livin in L.A. years ago, not sure if anyone...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition Stands

Replies: 18

Views: 3749

Steve Now I can see it, nice work. Do you print all the panels yourself? We have not done an expo for over a year, don't push it at all, I know you can earn well but can be streesful at times with time frames. I used to do alot of expo fitting years ago. Farnborough Air show was one of the biggies, ...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner & Truck Graphics

Replies: 0

Views: 364

Banner & Truck Graphics

Hmmm

Try that again.

Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Exhibition Stands

Replies: 18

Views: 3749

I sometimes have problems with seeing picture attachments, I can't see what you have posted Steve at all.
I taken all my defences down to check if my computer is blocjking anything and it is not. Does anyone else have this problem?

Cheers

Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: .CDL Recovery

Replies: 9

Views: 1579

Brian

Thanks for your help, it has worked. Very strange that I could not do the same. Tried again since and still did not work.

Cheers

Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: .CDL Recovery

Replies: 9

Views: 1579

Brian You have email mate, thanks for the offer. I didn't get chance to email you last night before I went home, so I can send to the office if you have time. I could probably re-do the file but would like to know if its possible to recover. Alan Don't use E6, still quite content with SL 5.6. only r...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: .CDL Recovery

Replies: 9

Views: 1579

Mike and Brian

Thanks for the quick response, tried both with no joy.
Brian, fancy givin the file a shot on your side?

Cheers

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:39 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Looking for a new Job

Replies: 30

Views: 6510

Lorraine

Sorry to hear of your situation. One Closes, another opens. Looks like your keeping positive, which is good.

This has certainly opened up some interesting thoughts, especially from Lee and John.
Interesting information from both of you.
hmmm

Cheers

Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: .CDL Recovery

Replies: 9

Views: 1579

.CDL Recovery

Help I have been working on a job for a few hours today and all of a sudden Signlab crashed. I had been saving as I go as per norm, but now I'm getting a 'error reading file' message when I try to open and can t see the preveiw. I can see the file in the .BAK file and have tried renaming it to .CDL ...

Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics : Various Etch Work

Replies: 36

Views: 7136

Try that picture again!!

Always WET! :)

Cheese

Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics : Various Etch Work

Replies: 36

Views: 7136

Hello all Not had much time to visit latley been soooo busy. Been following this topic though, geeze! Before I stick my ore in, nice frosted job Rob. I go with some of the others here: Only apply larger frosted wet and possibly the odd colour on colour, but not often. Mixture for our frosted wet app...

Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Curtain Sider Graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 1193

McRod Another thing has occured to me and please do not be scared! :o Check with APA, as I don't think they guarantee layer on layer. Most of the trailers we do are not multilayer, or sometimes we just weld a bleed around the letters or logo, if you are not sure let the customer know what you want t...

Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:37 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Curtain Sider Graphics

Replies: 6

Views: 1193

McRod

Nice job mate, welcome to the world of curtain vinyl. Glad I could be of assistance. If you need any more advice or whatever just ask.

Geeze! did the green curtain really take that long? Your profit must of been alot prittier on the vinyl job?

Cheers

Wed Nov 05, 2003 10:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anybody give me a on the cost of truck curtain vinyl?

Replies: 17

Views: 4567

Adrian Interesting price mate. I went on a guesti-mate of using about 17M of 1220mm vinyl, 3 hours cut and prep and about 4 hours to fit. Not accounting for artwork, travel etc and any other messing about. What do you mean on legal bits? Sometimes difficult on BIG lorries as we sometimes come across...

Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:10 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anybody give me a on the cost of truck curtain vinyl?

Replies: 17

Views: 4567

McRod Glad to hear you are giving a different type of vinyl application a try! Point to remember with curtain vinyl, it ain't like other vinyls! Its very soft and there are absolutley no second chances with it, once its down its down. In the early days of us applying this type of vinylwe would have ...

Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whose Artwork is it?

Replies: 22

Views: 3635

Andie Wrote: the artwork copyright belongs to the guy who designed it unless he has specifically released it. I totally agree with what Aitor wrote, this has absolutley nothing what so ever to do with the copyright. This was about a sticky situation with another graphics supplier who badly let down ...

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whose Artwork is it?

Replies: 22

Views: 3635

Thanks for all your opinions on this. We still have not given the customer the artwork as the more important issue of the production and installation of the graphics has come first, so I'll see what happens. If push comes to shove I will issue low res jpeg's.

Cheers

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: URGENT 4hrs

Replies: 22

Views: 2694

John The phonne call you have had is a SCAM. Do not trust this ultimatum (?) How can they check every applicant of a domain name against a possible name of an existing company who might want their unregistered name registered? There is no way this would happen! They are just trying to rip you off! W...

Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Exhibition Display

Replies: 12

Views: 1936

Lorraine Give em a banner! Only way round with the joining issue (especially with the budget), less likely to see one as it will be heat welded, unless there is a banner material that comes super wide. John is right about flexface, it does come wide but it can be more expensive than than ordinary ba...

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whose Artwork is it?

Replies: 22

Views: 3635

Whose Artwork is it?

Does this sound familiar? We saw a new customer yesterday, he was in a bit of a panic as another company had let him down several times ( I may add it was a franchise company!!). He needs 4 Transit vans with all the company info plus about 8 logo's of affiliate companies. One problem, all they have ...

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:00 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Is there a thermoformable screen printing ink?

Replies: 7

Views: 4024

Whoops :oops:

Shows I've been away from printing. I advised Polyplast and you already have made the call to Sericol who advised UVForm, should of read your earlier post again. Everything else should apply.

more on this subject later

Cheers

Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Time to act has come....

Replies: 14

Views: 2607

Big G It is tough out there mate but I'm sure you'll get going. The way I started was the cold old fashioned and cheap way, of picking up the YP, selecting on a particular industry and phoning em up and knnocking on doors. I would not just go out and spend lots of money on a whim. Thinnnnnk maybe fi...

Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:47 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Is there a thermoformable screen printing ink?

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Chuckie 38 Thats some name mate, feel like I'm replying to a horror film! Now back to your screen printing, I agree with Jon! In my years of screen printing I always used Sericol, sometimes tried other inks but no where near Sericol inks. I would think the best ink for the thermoforming would be Pol...

Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: help with wording

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