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Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need some advise guys.......I've got a big problem!!!!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1760

Phew... Brian... you got me going then... I thought you'd caught us :oops:

It's all your fault!!
The lonely Mrs Hays says your Always on that 'ukSINboards'... lusting after that 'Hot Mom' Jillbeans!!!!


:wink: :wink:

Steve :drums:

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3814

steve thurlow, thanks for taking the time to use the graphic forum mate.. Well thank you Mr Robert (The Bruce) Lambie. I will do it more often, it's great to bounce ideas off our talented members. I will also let you know the outcome of this job. Your humble servent, Steve (I'm an ARTWORKER not a d...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:49 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3814

I just wanna say thanks again to Stevo, I didn't really have any time this morning to take in all the fine detail of your design, it's a great work of art!!! Did you draw the grapes & vines freehand? Would you say this is really for print output? I could see some of the elements could be vinyl cut (...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:32 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3814

Adrian, I was going to say Bembo!!! :thumbup2: What confused me was the slightly different character shapes especially the 'R', I use the Adobe version of Bembo (see the font example below) I've never used it all caps, looks great. I think the Bembo font family is a classic all rounder, it's a very ...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:43 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 16963

HAAA :giggle: Sorry Steve, I didn't see your post with the Medite Exterior sample pics, looks like good stuff! The 'Angel' pub sign I did last year was an old bit of MDF, it had been hanging there for years, just a bit of damp expansion on the bottom edge, customer wouldn't pay for a new board so I ...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:29 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3814

Thanks for all the great ideas!! Adrian - I like the simple layout mate, what typeface are you using? it looks familiar... Stevo... great design, fantastic stuff, I'm not sure the budget will go to this though. I have suggested digital prints & the extra costs but then again I didn't really have any...

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:14 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how do you make your own "A" boards?

Replies: 45

Views: 16963

Now now ladies.... put your handbags away!!! :nana:

I've always thought a sheet of Correx bent in the middle with a sand bag placed on the top (for stability) was a good budget A board :thumbup2:


Cheers Steve :drums:

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:12 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Replies: 18

Views: 3814

can anyone recommend a layout for this logo please?

Hi Team,
I'm having a problem with a design for a new logo, this is my first attempt at it but my client's not sure about it.
it has to be used on a 'A' frame & a 8' x 550mm fascia,

Any ideas??? :-?

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:56 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: I bought an Epson 1290

Replies: 15

Views: 4487

Sorry Andy 12 for elbowing my way into your posting, ...Thanks Chris, do you know the suppliers of such kit? ..And Rodney, am I reading your reply right mate? I can use my Epson 1290, with solvent inks plumbed in, to print onto vinyl???.... :giggle: Wow.. now that would be a neat trick! Please tell ...

Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:16 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: I bought an Epson 1290

Replies: 15

Views: 4487

Just spotted this thread,
I have an Epson 1290 as well, great printer.
I Have a question if anyone can help:- This CIS bulk ink kit, is it only for sublimation inks or can you have normal water based inks, like the inks in the OVER priced, computer chipped, Epson cartridges?

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: Fitted with washers

Replies: 10

Views: 2149

Hi Carrie & John, Thanks for comments, this little banner job seems so long ago now :roll: Just to report I check the state of the banner on a regular basis :drink4: and after 7 months of extreme Suffolk weather it's still looking fine. (and the Trad Roast Dinner is still Only £6.95 :o ) (But sadly ...

Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: That's the first year over....

Replies: 15

Views: 1091

Well done Big G,
It's great being self employed, especially if you can make a living as well!
good one :clap2:

P.S. congrats to Mort as well!!!


Cheers, Steve :drums:

Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I know its not panto season but...

Replies: 17

Views: 1760

:cryhard:

'...... I hate you Butler..... Get your bus awt on time....'


(note 2 self: must make myself more atractive in avatar, just like Magpee)

:tongue:

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Burke Electrical

Replies: 16

Views: 3131

... Just a thought about hand cutting vinyl, going back in history, approx 15 years ago, when I was with an exhibition company we would cut all the vinyl logos by hand and you soon got used to NOT cutting to deep into the backing paper, because if you did all the logos would fall to bits or be a dev...

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Burke Electrical

Replies: 16

Views: 3131

My secret? Always use a new blade, and have a very light hand. ....And I was about to say NEVER use a new blade!!! I'm talking about a Swan Morton 10A surgical blade, these little blighters will cut through vinyl & paintwork far to easily, if your a fan of the Swan Morton blade I would say make a f...

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign: Room Solutions

Replies: 18

Views: 3458

OH WOW Rob, you are the man :praise1:

Great job buddy

S :drums:

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Burke Electrical

Replies: 16

Views: 3131

Fantastic stuff,
It's a deceptively simple looking job but how long did it take you to apply?

The purple stripe along the sides, did you apply then cut around the wheel arch?

Great stuff,

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

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

Replies: 14

Views: 2070

A pair of shades :cool: To stop being snow blinded when doing a white van on a sunny day. A pair of fingerless gloves :-? To keep hands warm when scraping off the ice before degreasing a van. Heat gun :yikes: for warming up my cold fingers after scraping off the ice.... oh, and handy for warming up ...

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Crabby Jacks & Quality Cars

Replies: 10

Views: 1783

You're far to kind Carrie,
I think Rob deserves:-
(:) (:) (:)
(bully) :nana:

At least :lol1:

Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Crabby Jacks & Quality Cars

Replies: 10

Views: 1783

I think they both look fanDabyDozy!

Nice one Jill :D


Cheers, Steve

Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rob visits Eddie Cotter

Replies: 32

Views: 3343

Good Grief....

I get 'way laid' for a month and it all goes 3D, very impressive Lee,

Nice 1 :D

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Look at the t*ts on this!

Replies: 9

Views: 1323

Did you know my wife has great TlTs in the garden?

Cor... yeah.... TlTs like coconuts..... and peanuts too :roll:


Steve

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: happy holiday's!!

Replies: 30

Views: 2634

Yo Nik, We're on Hols in 2 weeks, going to a very special place in the world..... Dunoon, Scotland :cool: Way Hay!!! Anyone near to Dunoon so I can pop in for a bevvy when the kids drive me mad :-? We fly up from Stansted on Sat 7th Aug, not sure where we land :o Doh!!! it's not Glasgow... er Maybe ...

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: brittains best

Replies: 11

Views: 2303

Yes, fantastic stuff mate,

Did you laminate the prints with a UV film?

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

:yikes: WOW Nik...... Van the Man!!!!! Fantastic, Which era was this mate? .... Early days of 'Them', 'Astral Weeks'?, 70s 'Moondance' days?...... 80s 'Beautiful vision' days? Can you tell I'm a bit of a fan? I must admit I don't like all of his stuff, the last album of his I bought was 'Back on Top...

Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

:o

Hey Nik !!!
I think you've started a new trend, wacky avatars :wink: :wink:


(thanks for the pm buddy) :D

Cheers, Steve :drums:

Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

:yikes:

Outstanding Pete,

There's something about that look...... Hmmmm.....

I know......

Ming the Merciless, in the old 30's Flash Gordon movies!!

:thumbup2:

Good one mate,
Cheers, Stevie :drums:

Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

Yo Nik, Photoshop 7 to start with, then into Image Ready (part of PS 7, web graphics section) I started with setting up my old Nikon coolpix 880 to take a 'burst' of 16 photos with half second intervals. This is a feature which is handy, it puts all 16 photos onto the size of 1 normal photo (in a ti...

Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: wally kuzuk enterprises

Replies: 6

Views: 1067

you guys...... :roll:

Wonderful stuff, reaaaally like the truck graphics,

Keep it up Stevo,


Cheers, Steve

Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

Thanks Carrie,

I'm not sure how long I can put up with me 'banging away',
It's already starting to annoy ME :oops:

I don't think Jill appreciated me messin' with her eyes, I'll wait until she asks me 'pretty please' then I'll remove it (mad)

(sorry jill :blush: )

Stevie :drums:

Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

Image

Show off?? petite moi??? non???? :lol1:


Steve xx

Sun Jul 18, 2004 4:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To Drum or not to Drum??

Replies: 16

Views: 1571

To Drum or not to Drum??

After the outbreak of winking do you think it's OK if I play drums in my avatar pic??

Please Mr Lambie let me play :roll:


Cheers,

Steve bish :drums: bash :drums: bosh Thurlow

Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:54 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone advise any changes to this shop front?

Replies: 13

Views: 3821

Thanks one & all for all your positive input, In hindsight I wish i'd done the 2nd version in the same colours as the top version, I feel I've swayed your choice by using an awful blue, I think it will be nice to match the paint colour, I'll just have to wait to see what the painter has in stock whe...

Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did I miss?

Replies: 32

Views: 2707

:o Stop the WINKING!!!!!! Hey, Rob you fab bloke!!!! Just looked on the emoticons, there's a DRUMMER!!! :drums: :drums: :drums: :drums: :drums: :drums: :drums: Thank you for finding me my own emoticon :thanks2: ..... By the way.... it's Saturday 17th July .....and its... :pink: :pink: :pink: :pink: ...

Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:07 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone advise any changes to this shop front?

Replies: 13

Views: 3821

Hi Pete,
No Problem mate, the top one seems fav at the mo,

(edit) I meant to say, the colours I've used are not fixed, I'm not sure if the blue paint work will stay, this is still to be finalised.



Thanks, Steve

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Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:37 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone advise any changes to this shop front?

Replies: 13

Views: 3821

can anyone advise any changes to this shop front?

I have a shop front to do in my village, but I have to be careful not to make it 'garish' or 'modern' as all the shops & buildings in the street are 18th century. (BUT.... I don't wanna make it boring either :-? ) A few things to know:- The facsia is 7.5 mts x 8" and bent like a banana :dan...

Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did I miss?

Replies: 32

Views: 2707

Yo Jillerino :plane:

Have you been away :roll:

Hope you find Wheezer soon..... and fix the shower :shutup:

Good to have you back,


Steverino :punk:

(Rob!!!! I need a drummin emoticon... Quick!!)

Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: business post

Replies: 9

Views: 1689

Thanks for the comments team, Hey Rob even I needed steps for this job :D I've got a very old pair of 3' wooden steps held together with old rope & paint and I was balancing on the top of these more than once doing this van :-? The worst bit was the logo above the windscreen, it would have been easi...

Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:19 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: business post

Replies: 9

Views: 1689

Hi Carrie, it's not the size that matters, it's how ..... many customers it'll satisfy :wink: :wink: (sorry Carrie, I'm trying to be cheeky like Jill, she's a bit 'busy' at the mo otherwise I'm sure she would have been in there like a shot :oops: ) I don't mind working some weekends, at least the ph...

Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:16 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: business post

Replies: 9

Views: 1689

Hi Chris, you may be right, the owner of the van told me he had looked at the Iveco as well, I spotted this disgruntled Iveco owner in the paper this morning, :evil: He isn't happy with all the problems he's had with the van so he spent "£50 getting the sign, six inches high & in capital letters, pa...

Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:46 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: business post

Replies: 9

Views: 1689

vehicle graphics: business post

This is one I did Saturday morning, the owner/driver had the vinyls supplied, I was the only local sticker monkey that would work on a Saturday. This is the biggest 'van' I've ever worked on.... it was huge :o It's a Merc Sprinter 4025, over 6 mts long, is this the longest van on UK roads at the mom...

Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:50 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: which plotter should i go for, choice of 2 so far

Replies: 8

Views: 2221

Hi Paulo, Just to say I agree with Dewi, Graphtec is my prefered plotter. I had a Roland for a couple of years, it was ok..... :-? I upgraded to a Graphtec 4100-75 & I've had this plotter now for over 3 years. The biggest problem with the Roland was the friction feed rollers, I couldn't trust it ove...

Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with this kite layout?

Replies: 18

Views: 3307

So Steve, have you made ANY changes to your sign :wink:

Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with this kite layout?

Replies: 18

Views: 3307

I KNOW!!! ......TIZER!..... NO.... IronBrew?

..... Newcastle Brown? :cry: Doh!

(drink1)

Cheers, Steve

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:49 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with this kite layout?

Replies: 18

Views: 3307

....... Also, at the rear of the kite image, should you have cut out the white background between the kite & 'string' to show the sky?

Steve

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:44 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone please help with this kite layout?

Replies: 18

Views: 3307

Yo Steve, How's it hanging :cool: Looks great...... but, (HA.... payback time :wink: ) How about making the sky a brighter blue? looks a bit dull, maybe a typical Brit Summer's day. :-? Also a subtle drop shad on the web address, Apart from that it's lovely mate :lol: Cheers, Steve

Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello to everyone

Replies: 8

Views: 785

Hi Ian, good luck with your new venture,
I'm now well into my 5th year of 'going alone', it's been a great adventure, I've never looked back, I should have done it 10 years ago :D

You'll find this board full of helpful, like minded folk,..... enjoy :wink:

Cheers, Steve

Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Im Back!

Replies: 13

Views: 1590

WHooops..... sorry about the bad new mate :-? But wait...... like the rest of us now single.. sad.. lonely sign makers.. you picked the boards? I know I've been to busy to log on to the board for a month but, Rob.... mate... what have I missed?? Do I have to be single, sad & lonely as well as being ...

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

DOH!!!

Dewi, Dammit, you beat me to it :evil:

Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

Hey Rob,

Let's go to a Star Wars theme party,

I'll be a Wookie, you be an Ewok :wink: :wink:


....... but who's Jabba the Hut??? :-?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

Dewi, is Star Trek on every Saturday (hot) .... what channel.... where.... when!!! yippppeeee!! (hot) (hot)

Have you used a portion of the poster for the movie 'Flight of the Navigator' by Disney??

Cheers, Steve (Anorak) Thurlow

(Just don't start me going about Star Wars)

Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

BUT.... What!!! can't I say bol locks or ffff art???

I give up, (oh, im a bad boy!) it

:evil:

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

Hi Steve, how ya doing :D Yeah but the Sex Pistols were singing the old trad' Rugby song ,'T'was on the good ship Venus' ......I think, hang on.... (frantic shuffle through CDs) I thought it might have been on 'Never mind the ( oh i swore )' but it was on 'Swindle' ... I think. It was 25 years ago.....

Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Venus passing the sun! weird one i thought...

Replies: 20

Views: 1851

I Know a poem about Venus :lol: ...T'was on the good ship Venus, My god you should have seen us, The figure head, was a nude in bed, Sucking on a red hot .......... er ........ fishermans friend ??? I seem to have forgotten how it goes :oops: What else rhymes with Venus?? is it like the word Orange?...

Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Disco Car !!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1119

Dewi, just read your bit there are bits of vinyl going across the gaps between door and panel, so I presume its all been laid out before hand. Yes, Ali put some on wet (I gave her a 10 sec tutorial with a spray bottle) but all the roof was done dry & she played about with the joins to make them ...

Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Disco Car !!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1119

...... and here's the .ai file

Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Disco Car !!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1119

Thanks for all the groovy comments guys, I will pass them on to Ali. One other thing that impressed me about this budding designer was her request for a 'Swirl' to go on the bonnet. I couldn't quickly find an ideal swirl so Ali said, "Don't worry I'll draw you 1" And she came round the next day with...

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

Jill......... TUSH......... Brill number, Check out their webby thingy at http://www.thehamsters.co.uk/ Jill....... leave the wall job....... pop on a plane ....... sleep on my Zed Bed, I'll put you up :wink: :wink: LOADs of Jammy Dodgers... AND Chocolate.... AND B E E R :D :D Hey, the wall will sti...

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

HAAAAA :lol:
The Hamsters...Steve, isn't that Richard Gere's favorite band?


Wasn't that a gerbil??? I don't think even he could manage a whole hamster :lol:
didn't the ol' joke go "Q: how do stop a hamster from bursting? A: wrap it in sellotape"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

Woooh Theeear!!!! :o

Maybe they'll let us go skinny-dipping.
love...Jill


F##k the festival, I'm off to Pennsylvania :wink: :wink:

....But wot would Stevo say :oops:

Thanks Jill, but the Music is callin me back.......... (AAAAaaahhhh)

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

Freddie, Yep,
Also do Hendrix as well, they have been rockin' for years.... fantastic band.

log on to the festival website for a full band listing http://www.musicbythelake.co.uk

Carrie, I'll buy in a pallet load of jammy dodgers if you both can make it :wink: :wink:

Rock on, Steve :cool:

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

Jill!!!!!

Can I come & help with the wall job PLEEEEEEEEESE :lol:

I think I'll have more fun....... I'll bring my own beer :P

Stevie xxxx

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

......And this is the poster I designed (Clip art sun...... sorry.... hey, I'm gettin paid peanuts for this :cry: ....you're lucky it's not all Ariel & Times Bloody Roman..... :roll:) If you volunteer to help put the thing together the week before I'll buy you 2 PINTS ........ can't say fairer t...

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

Replies: 16

Views: 1509

Music By The Lake... Suffolk Music Fest!!!

I hope Rob doesn't mind but this is for charity mate :lol: And I have done all the design work and signs.....etc. Music by the Lake, Needham Market, SUUUFFFFFOLK.... :lol: 2 5th to the 27th June 2004. Please come, say on the gate you're a friend of Steve's and I'll buy you a beer!!! Van photo: Manny...

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Disco Car !!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1119

Hi Carrie, It is fun isn't it, Ali is so proud of it!! On the gala day all the band members were dressed up in 70's gear, afro wigs & loud clothes :P Loads of balloons n streamers (hot) Trouble is she drives like a lunatic :o now everyone knows it's her so she's being a bit more careful (for a w...

Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Disco Car !!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1119

Disco Car !!!!

I thought I would share this bit of fun with you all, a couple of weeks ago I had a nice phone call from a local young lady asking if she could buy various bits of different coloured vinyl off me, she wanted to 'upgrade' her old banger into a 'D I S C O C A R' :lol: then enter it in a local village ...

Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:09 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: grahams dairys

Replies: 15

Views: 4943

MACTAC!!! i thought you were an Oracal man through & through :wink: I LOVE Mactac 9800 series but I've been getting used to Oracal ever since I got the Europoint acount :evil: , my main gripe with Oracal is the colours, none match the Mactac colours so I have to keep both in stock.... hang on......

Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:59 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: design help needed with garage forecourt signs please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2053

Hi John, hope you're OK.... Thanks for the comments, I thought I was being lazy just putting black text on the yellow signs. But it does work OK :-? The 'Clip' art is from 'Trades & Business' Ingrams CD, I invested in this CD about 2 years ago, you have the choice of high res photos or vinyl cut...

Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:52 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: design help needed with garage forecourt signs please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2053

Morning Rob,

They are next to each other, 4 in a row, they have rounded top corners because they fit into the space inside a 'pipe' frame, does that make sense? :oops:
(it's quicker for me to show you)

:roll: thanks, Steve

Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:17 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: design help needed with garage forecourt signs please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2053

design help needed with garage forecourt signs please?

Hi Team, I am putting together some layouts for signs on the forecourt of a garage. The signs are 1600mm x 500mm yellow faced ally. The garage owner has already had these made & sprayed so I'm afraid i'm stuck with the yellow. The other problem is the amount of text required on each sign, from o...

Fri May 28, 2004 3:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9108

Hi Jill, where's Stevo ? :wink: :wink: Very depressing to see it happens in your part of the world as well :cry: And the only people laughing are the customers who think they're getting a better deal (:) So the sticker monkey makes a couple of dollars (just) & the truck owner ends up with some v...

Fri May 28, 2004 1:46 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9108

Hi Liam & Mort,

I'm pretty sure he was taking the P i s s, I'm not playing those games... No Way :evil:


Stephen, some very valid points there mate, thanks.......

Steve

Fri May 28, 2004 11:41 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9108

Spot on Barney :D :D That's what I wanted to hear! From now on all vans £500 + materials! YES!!! :P :P :P BUT........ Last week quoted a van at £220, (so called) client came back to me & told me (with a sickly grin on his face) 'Sorry mate, another sign co has quoted me £150' (:) Then he had the...

Mon May 24, 2004 4:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: gloucester contractors

Replies: 24

Views: 3265

Hi Carrie n Steve, Nice job!

Rob..... NOOOO :o 5' 1" NOT 6' 1", your typing mistakes are getting worse.

Cheers Steve (6' 3")

:D

Mon May 17, 2004 1:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just to say hello

Replies: 12

Views: 1302

Hi Paul,
Good luck with the new business mate,

Jill....... but you're only 38 :o ...... tut, you Americans :oops:

:wink: :wink:

Cheers, Steve :cool:

Tue May 11, 2004 5:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9108

Barney, I wasn't comparing a sign man to a spanner monkey I was trying to say look at what other trades are charging out at, I might have over estimated my local garage's hourly rate, it's more like £30 hour, I'll ask him next time I see him down the pub, anyway garages have workshops to pay for, to...

Sun May 09, 2004 1:11 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: letterhead meet: mass mayhem

Replies: 12

Views: 6023

Fantastic Stuff Jill, great to see you had a good time,

Cheers, Steve

Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9108

Very good discussion team, as we are all coming clean about costs there is 1 aspect that has been side tracked, .... The Hourly Rate!!! :D I try my best to charge a fair rate of pay but find it increasingly difficult to charge more than £25 per hour, now I use this figure to price signs & vans, ...

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Japanese Sign

Replies: 3

Views: 672

Japanese Sign

Just been sent this, I think it's for real,

Cheers, Steve

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: aHH Toilet Humour - real job (honest!)

Replies: 6

Views: 808

Hi Rob, mate, buddy....

It's my own fault for being a prankster, nobody will take me seriously ever again after all the silly things I've posted, this is a real job...honest,

Always the fool never the bride :-? (.....what???)

Thanks Big Bob,

Steve :cool:

Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: aHH Toilet Humour - real job (honest!)

Replies: 6

Views: 808

:lol: :lol: I swear Jill, this is a real vinyl cut job! (I've just got the go ahead, cutting on the plotter now) The guy who's selling these 'pouches' discovered them in the States whilst on holiday, he approched the manufacturer to buy a thousand & they made him an offer to be the UK distributo...

Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: aHH Toilet Humour - real job (honest!)

Replies: 6

Views: 808

aHH Toilet Humour - real job (honest!)

I've been chuckling over this job this afternoon, it's not a wind up, I know i'm known for my crazy warped humour but this is a vinyl job for back windows of a van. I think lorry drivers have been getting round this toilet problem for years by p i ssing in old coke bottles & throwing them in dit...

Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11559

Hi Beej,
I have just looked at your excellent work on your website, fantastic works of art mate, I imagine each project must take a lot of time & patience to complete.
Thanks for sharing your expertise... Awesome :D


Cheers, Steve

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:04 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Did I break my plotter :(

Replies: 15

Views: 2756

Nice to hear you're busy Dewi, there was a silly little tip I ment to say, almost to daft to mention, but when you have a plotter/computer problem first thing to try is shut down & turn off everything, then, one at a time start them up again, if the fault's still there THEN run round like a head...

Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:49 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Did I break my plotter :(

Replies: 15

Views: 2756

Alan,
My plotter runs off COM2 port, what's that? parrallel? serial?? ... Doh, can't remember :roll: anyway my cable for this is approx 10 metres & it's never been a problem.

Steve

Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:42 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Did I break my plotter :(

Replies: 15

Views: 2756

Hi Dewi, I know how you feel mate, I have a Graphtec fc 4100-75, bloody marvelous plotter, it runs brilliantly for months then needs minor 'tweeks' & by then I've forgotten how to change the settings, so I have to RTFM (read the faackin manual!! :evil: ) Graphtec are a wonderful company, I've kn...

Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

Nice one Steve (you Sign Stud) :wink:

Cheers, Steve

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

Great meeting you guys :lol: and you all looked younger/taller/thinner than your avitar photos :roll:....... ......(yeah right :wink:) I'll have to update my photo to include my drums again, all I kept getting was "....DRUMMER!!" (......i won't mention "god you look old"... I've had a busy month ok ...

Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign uk expo

Replies: 101

Views: 5993

I'll be there tomorrow :lol: :lol:

just off to bed so I can get up at 6am and ZZZzzzoom down the A14 and hit the damn NEC carpark queue at 9am :evil:

See you all at the Europoint shack at 2pm,

Later Dudes :cool:

Steve

Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl removal from coach, best way?

Replies: 11

Views: 1634

Thanks Big GEE, White spirit's OK if you can soak it, leave it, then soak again, also if it was horizontal would help, but a side of a coach! think of the mess :cry: What I need is something like a pressure washer + chemicals, one squirt onto the vinyls & it all falls off.... vinyls.... adhesive...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl removal from coach, best way?

Replies: 11

Views: 1634

Thanks Dave, all sounds very easy :wink: Just rang Hexis & a very helpful young lady told me what's available. Not 3M though, this stuff comes in 2Lt & 5Lt bottles, applied by sponge. Film remover & an adhesive remover, 5Lts of each adds up to 100 quid :o hmmmm , (and not a mention of an...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl removal from coach, best way?

Replies: 11

Views: 1634

Thanks Dave, Have you had any problem with this remover taking off the paint under the adhesive? Also approx how long does a can last for? I have to remove 2 names approx 4mts x 300mm + text on the back of the coach, I don't think the job will stand 10 cans of this stuff :o Hexis? don't think I know...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl removal from coach, best way?

Replies: 11

Views: 1634

Vinyl removal from coach, best way?

Hi team, I am quoting for vinyls on 3 coaches, 1 second hand coach has it's old vinyl signage in place (dammit :cry: ) and it needs removing. I hate the thought of removing old vinyl but this job seems worth it for a 1 off, but I am not going to invest in a stripping tool for 1 job. So I wonder if a...

Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Did I imagine it?

Replies: 7

Views: 899

Jill.... Beer & Chocolate!!! my favourite mix.. hmmmmmm, When I was a young buck I used to love a pint of Mild & a KitKat... I used to dunk my KitKat fingers in my beer, I used to get some looks of disgust from my mates. I did once try a strange brew of beer that had a chocolate flavour, not...

Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:12 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

I can't help it if I look famous... Stuart Maconi (?) Nigel reckons Is that new picture really you Steve ? looks like Neil Morrisey to me I can't help it if I've got to the grand old age of 47 & still got a full head of head, it's a curse :evil: wish I was bald :cry: (it's the rock n roll life s...

Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Big Gee, NO the petrol's for the big Caddy bonfire, I drive a big diesel bus, I'd be interested in your views on Serbans new forum though (?)

S

Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Hey Dewi, Thanks mate, I think Serban has a valid point, what are your views (?)


S :cool:

Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Steve u BUGGER

Steve, you bugger... of cause you're right :(

I now keep looking at that damn phone number....

There's only one solution....... gallon of petrol...... 50 mile round trip.... midnight...... torch the Caddy....... it's the only answer :o


maybe I'll wait 'til the cheque clears :-?

S

Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Yes Serban, I totally agree, what do you say Steve :D


S :wink:

Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Naa, pigs head & a pound of tripe :-? (yeah I know... I've already got a pigs head :wink: :wink: ) I'm afraid it's easier just to give in to the customers wishes, how long do you keep supplying different layouts? I did a simple single colour layout which had a smaller tel. no. & a more expen...

Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Hi Steve,
I know, I know.... Mr. Ruse was very adamant in what he wanted, I wasn't over sold on the yellow on brown & the phone number should be smaller... but :roll: he is a very happy butcher :D

Steve

Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

Replies: 19

Views: 2242

Van Graphics : Ruse & Son Butchers

I'll try another way of putting the photo up.

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Proud Dad

Replies: 31

Views: 3481

Congrats from Haven Graphics!!! :lol:

The next 18 years are the hardest :-?


I'll wet the baby's head *drink*

Cheers, Steve

Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:16 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: Fitted with washers

Replies: 10

Views: 2149

Thanks Guys,

Dewi, this is a Bannerbox 3mt x 620mm premier banner.
This banner was part of ongoing sign work I'm doing for the pub, also I know the Landlord very well so the cost was £80+vat AND a slap up Sunday lunch for four of us, Yum Yum. :lol:

Cheers, Steve

Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Banner: Fitted with washers

Replies: 10

Views: 2149

Banner: Fitted with washers

Hi Team,
I know you've all been wondering what I ended up doing with the banner fixed to the pub brick wall, well I bought some TAP WASHERS!!!! & used metal washers on top of them, worked a treat!! See photo.

Cheers,

Steve (Tap Washer) Thurlow :lol:

Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: *** SIGN-UK *** 30 March - 1 April 2004

Replies: 26

Views: 2628

Just Checked my dates, Tues or Wed OK........

Got a gig on Thursday :cool:

(not that exciting, crappy little pub in Stowmarket.....zzzzzzzzz)

Steve

Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: *** SIGN-UK *** 30 March - 1 April 2004

Replies: 26

Views: 2628

Hi Team, I'm going to try my best 2 be there, just registered, fast - track entry sounds exciting!! does that mean there will still be a queue but we all have to 'jog' into the exhibition? It would be great if we all turn up on a certain day & meet up :lol: Will Europoint have a stand? we could ...

Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A major step forward

Replies: 19

Views: 1890

Hi Peter, Europoint Account!!! What's one of those? :-? I've been waiting 6 months for mine ( Rob.... can you hear me Rob :cry: ) To be honest I think it's something to do with the London branch not wanting to deal with people out in the sticks :wink: I don't mind Coreldraw 11, & that comes as M...

Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A major step forward

Replies: 19

Views: 1890

John :wink:

Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A major step forward

Replies: 19

Views: 1890

Hey good luck Pete, I've got a Graphtec plotter, had it from new, FC4100-75, about 3 years old, it's about time I traded the ol' girl in for a newer model.... Talking of which, I've also got a wife who's not always the most impressed with the things I get up to :wink: Most importantly is I'm also a ...

Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Another wasted morning

Replies: 8

Views: 1569

Happened to me last week, VW garage (Wolsey) Ipswich, transporter van booked to be graphiced up at 8.30 am, had arranged for it to be in the workshop overnight so it would be dry & warm, got there 8.25am, grumpy machanic told me he couldn't spare the space & drove it ouside in the RAIN, told...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

Hey John Buddy.... ......NO!!..... I'm NOT a musician, I'm a DRUMMER :lol: (That's a classic drummer joke!) Here's another drummer joke: (sleep) 'How do you know there's a drummer at the door? The knocking gets faster and he doesn't know when to come in' :D Boom Boom Cheers :cool: Steve (Tub Thumper...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

:lol: :lol: HAAAAaaa!!! nice one Rob!!! I think there is a market for professional bungee jumping banner washers! ...& maybe if I did it naked I could ask double the money :o ... or maybe get arrested.... if they could catch me... boing boing....boing :wink: :wink: Cheers Team, Steve (banner Gro...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

Just to let you know..... I have made 100s of banners in the last 15 years but I very rarely have to put the damn things up :lol: I usually supply ropes or bungees & let the poor customer have the fun of installing them. So this is the biggest banner I've ever had to hang & as it's my local ...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:23 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

Thanks Rob & Martin, To Bungee or to use washers & screws???? :-? I have just had a quick play with the banner & a couple of bungees, banged a couple of nails into the shed rafters to see what happens, on smaller banners bungees at each end pull the banner nice & taut but on this 3mt...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

Thanks Steve & Neil for the helpful tips, Steve, I've used these short bungees before, I will give it some thought as they will keep the banner nice n tight (just how I like em :oops: ) hang on.... just remembered I bought a batch of bungees last Summer, (a quick root in the shed) just found the...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner fixing to brick wall

Replies: 14

Views: 5493

Banner fixing to brick wall

Hi Guys, Just a very simple problem that I am sure there is an easy answer to. I have a 3mt x 2ft banner to fix this weekend, onto a pub brick wall, I don't want to use ropes and the pub is fine with me drilling holes (are they mad!! :-? ) I got the banner from Bannerbox & asked if they could su...

Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Brian....whats the crack ???

Replies: 11

Views: 1587

Yeah, good luck Brian, keep up the good work mate,

Steve

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: NEW Forum - OPINIONS PLEASE?

Replies: 10

Views: 1039

Nice one Rob,
It all makes sense to me,

It will be great to show proposed designs & get feedback & encoragement from fellow uksignboarders.

Cheers, Steve

Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: uksignboards.com - OLDSKOOL

Replies: 20

Views: 2043

LOL !

Nice one buddy
:wink:
S

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: uksignboards.com - OLDSKOOL

Replies: 20

Views: 2043

OK buddy, looks like I'll have to update my avitar photo & make it smart like yours.
To get your skin tone like that what foundation powder did you use? Was it cream or do you prefer powder? :wink: :wink:

Ha Stevie

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: uksignboards.com - OLDSKOOL

Replies: 20

Views: 2043

I wanna be the head on the dog (bigcry)

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: uksignboards.com - OLDSKOOL

Replies: 20

Views: 2043

Rob, are you saying my head not sitting straight (bigcry)

Stevie (a bit wonky) *drink*

Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fancy Dress

Replies: 23

Views: 2401

Sorry Lorraine, I didn't mean to take over your posting with lots of Star Wars fans, you either LOVE it or absolutely HATE it :evil: But I am really fascinated with the fans naming their beloved children after their heros, great stuff :lol: 2 others come to mind - Robin Williams - daughter named aft...

Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fancy Dress

Replies: 23

Views: 2401

Darryl, oh yes, I've been a big Star Wars fan from the original film back in 1977 right through to the new 'prequels'. Also my son (now 11 yrs old) is a big fan (mind you he hates it when I call him 'My young Padawan') With ref to Neo, I take it you mean 'The Matrix', the original movie is fantastic...

Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fancy Dress

Replies: 23

Views: 2401

Abba? naa the princess did it first... back in '76.

I should know cos Im THAT old (grasshopper)

(anyone old enough to remember Kung Fu??)

Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fancy Dress

Replies: 23

Views: 2401

Boba Fett, son of Jango?

.......May the force be with you Dewi :wink:

Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fancy Dress

Replies: 23

Views: 2401

Oh come on guys,

its Princess Leia Organa,

Get the name right pleeze!!!

Lorraine, big white sheet, black belt, water pistol & 2 bread rolls blue tacked to each ear, sorted!!!!

Luv Steve :lol:

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Mini Cooper Graphics : Union Jack

Replies: 14

Views: 5998

Fantastic Job Guys!!

This is the best I could come up with (stop laughing!!!)

All done in Mac Fleet & a hair dryer (80 quid cash...yuk)
Thank God it's now in the great scrap yard in the sky :lol:

Steve

(STOP LAUGHING)

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:01 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: VERSACAMM - should it do this?

Replies: 158

Views: 103275

WOW, some serious info on this subject. Well done guys, I've just spent a Long time reading through this posting, it is so interesting :o I have these wild dreams about buying a vinyl print machine, but then these posts pop up & I think better of it, (oogle) I spent years coxing a 3' Novajet Pro...

Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: free PORN found at the uksignboards.com

Replies: 6

Views: 845

AND can I be the 3rd person to wish everybody a..... HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!! (clause1)



Ho Ho Ho

Steve

Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do I need gardening gloves?

Replies: 2

Views: 474

But Dewi wait until you've experienced 'reverse weeding' 10mm, u & lc Times new roman............ that is SO therapeutic, a real stress buster.... all those lovely half mil serifs.... 1 mil dots on the i's..... full stops... commas...... (<( MMMMmmmmm can't get enough of it :oops: (AND if you wa...

Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: People running away?

Replies: 6

Views: 904

You're doing a fantastic job Rob :D Spammers :evil: :evil: what total wasters, I've got the b#stards using my mailbox somehow!! They've hacked my system & found my email password & are now passing through loads of spam on a daily basis :evil: I only found out because I now receive loads of '...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Olde Name Register : Calligraphy work

Replies: 5

Views: 1253

Nice bit of caligraphy Buddy :D

Bet you were sweating a bit! If you mucked it up you couldn't pick it off & cut it again could you :P

What paint did you use John?

Well done mate,

Steve

Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: whats best Vehicle outline or vehicle photo?

Replies: 31

Views: 7798

Hello to John , Barna & Brian, Nice to see a healthy discussion going on about outline vs photos and it's interesting to hear the fors & against, but it does depend on the situation & time factor. This job I used as an example was easy for me because the garage is just round the corner &...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: whats best Vehicle outline or vehicle photo?

Replies: 31

Views: 7798

whats best Vehicle outline or vehicle photo?

Just a Quick thought, (spin) I have been laying out a Merc recovery truck & I had the time to use the wonderful Impact van graphic & also photos of the actual van. To me (& the customer) the photo layout gives a better idea of how the job will turn out. Also on the Impact graphic the rea...

Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:20 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of my first business card design?

Replies: 37

Views: 7866

Nice one Rob, clean & easy to read (drain) (drain) (drain) (drain)

Cheers, Steve

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of my first business card design?

Replies: 37

Views: 7866

Hi Nickie,
Just been reading this post & I like the way it's going, I think you could have a mix of the 2 designs, the colourful logo & the B&W strap line, hope you don't mind but I had a bit of a play with your logos to show what I mean, see what you think...... :-?


Steve

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Mars

Replies: 18

Views: 2379

Welcome Jill,

Some of us US broads wear Daisy Duke shorts at meets for attention....but my butt is 2 axe handles wide.


Hubba Hubba :lol:

Enjoy the site, it's great fun :wink:

Cheers,
Steve

Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:42 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: shunters cafe bar

Replies: 23

Views: 9062

Nice one Steve,
Sorry to be picky mate but where's the red rule line before & after the 'Cafe Bar' text on the sign with the wider left & right borders? :-?

Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pub Signs : The Angel Inn

Replies: 5

Views: 1282

Thanks for the great comments, :) the 'Angel' was my client's idea, she has a Victorian circular print of this interpretation of Raphael's Angel (16th Century, I think :-? ) The print was 200mm wide so no problem using my A4 flatbed Epson Perfection 1240U to scan at 300 dpi. Then in the wonderful Ph...

Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pub Signs : The Angel Inn

Replies: 5

Views: 1282

Point taken Steve, I had to keep it similar to the old signs in style & size to keep the clients happy, in fact I think my signs 'breath' :-? a tad more than the original sign did (see pic)

S

P.S. do you like the lighting set up?? :o
This is going to be changed V soon!

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pub Signs : The Angel Inn

Replies: 5

Views: 1282

.... and here's the hanging sign,

:o

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pub Signs : The Angel Inn

Replies: 5

Views: 1282

Pub Signs : The Angel Inn

Here's the main signs for a local Free House pub I did last month, the Angel Inn board with the 'scalloped' corners (is that the the right word?) is 10mm foamex covered in Mactac 9800 vinyl & gloss painted edges.

Cheers,
Steve :wink:

Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:12 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug costing

Replies: 17

Views: 3855

Lorraine, are you talking about an Epson Stylus Photo 1290??
I own one of these, didn't know you could 'adapt' it :o

Or is this another machine with the 1290 reference??

Steve :D

Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:08 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Cut Photos

Replies: 39

Views: 8480

Go on Mike, get the Mac version of Flexisign 7 & a lovely new G5 Mac, you know it makes sense :wink: :wink:

Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:12 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Viewing EPS Files?

Replies: 18

Views: 5150

Steve, are you mad!!! :o Photoshop 7 on a Mac is the BIZZ, 6 is a bit wobbly mate. As a matter of interest how's Quark 6, I'm still happy with 4.1, 5 looked V wobbly :-? Hey Steve wouldn't the world be a happier place if everyone used Macs? However much Msoft try to copy the wonderful Mac system the...

Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:12 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland VersaCamm

Replies: 6

Views: 3357

Hmmm looks like an interesting machine, but I bet when it's available in the UK the dollar sign will be replaced with a pound sign = £15,000 + VAT, (:)

Steve

Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "...LET'S ROCK!!!..."

Replies: 62

Views: 10453

Fantastic drummers usually have to be the important factor for the music I love as I have been 'tub thumping' for the best part of 30 years. Drummers that have spiritually moved me during my rhythmical life include:- John Bonham, Gene Krupa, Chad Smith, Steve White, Simon Kirke, Joe Morello, Steve G...

Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello all

Replies: 15

Views: 2129

Good luck with the new business, it's a lot more fun working for yourself buddy,

Cheers, Steve

Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:08 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: shunters cafe bar

Replies: 23

Views: 9062

Good one Steve,
Let's hope no little vandal changes the 'un' to an 'i' :lol:
Is this all vinyl, 2 vinyl colours on the shade?? nice idea,

Cheers, Steve

Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Which layout do you guys think i should use?

Replies: 11

Views: 2772

Yep, Mike said the same as I felt, I thought the background was tiles... I also go with top right, .... nice one,


Steve

Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:30 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: looking for ideas please for traditional pub sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 2429

Thanks for all comments, Steve, John - I also liked the burgundy shadow on its own, but I wasn't sure it would stand out enough, I didn't want it to be missed. Thanks for the websites Steve, a mine of inspiration!!! I will try upper & L case, but most pub signs are caps. Alan - You're right, I w...

Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: looking for ideas please for traditional pub sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 2429

Thanks Mark, you spotted the off centre 'THE'.... :oops: Whoops! I have posted a close up of the signs, not sure what's happening with the cap A, there should be shadow in the 'A' centre, think its software problem, I was going to put red drop shad on the 'guest' sign but I thought it was a bit heav...

Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: looking for ideas please for traditional pub sign?

Replies: 6

Views: 2429

looking for ideas please for traditional pub sign?

Hi Guys, I am doing the signs for our local free house pub 'The Angel Inn'. The size of the signs has to be the same as the old signs 72" x 24" (in old money), the customer has chosen a colour for the boards, a V dark blue (Mactac 9839-19) just 1 step up from black! Also they like the body...

Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:17 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Vs Arizona... NOT the Arizona!!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 3050

Thanks Jon for all the info on Thermal printing, in an ideal world when there's not a silly deadline and a competitive price needed yes I would use all the top quality materials, in hindsight I now realise I should have ordered sample prints from various machines & discussed the different qualit...

Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:50 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Vs Arizona... NOT the Arizona!!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 3050

Thanks all for your comments, I did give a Pantone reference (032) for the red but it still came pink, or more like Pantone 184. The reason I didn't use Edge printed graphics was because my customer had a couple of problems with the original prints. (1) joins through the middle of the logos, some of...

Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Edge Vs Arizona... NOT the Arizona!!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 3050

Edge Vs Arizona... NOT the Arizona!!!!!

I am Not a happy Bunny my signboard buddies.... :x I have just done a van using the sevices of a supplier of Arizona prints, I won't go on about the ins & outs of the last couple of days problems, maybe this is a lesson that other sign makers can learn from, just to say I thought the Arizona pri...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: sealant & construction services

Replies: 2

Views: 954

vehicle graphics: sealant & construction services

Hi Guys, :lol: I had all the vinyls cut & ready for this van & I was hoping for half a day on it, the logos are a pain, 3 colour & there's 4 of the little tinkers. So guess what time it showed?.... 3.30pm and it had to be ready by 5.30pm.... oh dear, (me swear? no time (:) ) Anyway, bish...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: will i layer up vinyl first in workshop?

Replies: 16

Views: 2515

Martin, I've had a similar problem with a small fleet of vans, the logo is 3 colour, red, white & blue. Red box, white letters with a blue drop shadow, and a blue border round the red box. Each van has 4 of these blighters. I have tried various ways of saving time with these logos, the quickest ...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 6

Views: 974

Good luck with the new venture, when you say 'Dials' is this speed, rev counter etc. dials? Just curious.

Best wishes,

Steve :lol:

Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: forth tyres

Replies: 8

Views: 2039

Nice job Martin,
bet it was a sod to go over the black plastic trim!
The logo with the bridge looks like fun to put together, was it a 3 colour vinyl job?
Nice & clean looking van.

cheers,
Steve

Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:23 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3645

Hey Mike, You are the Main Man!!!! (<( Thanks for getting my brain in gear, I have half a roll of the 3M black double sided tape, I used it 4 months ago on a couple of 5mm foamex signs backed onto old metal signs, I checked them last week & they were still well stuck! About the brackets, in the ...

Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:08 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3645

Thanks guys (& Lorraine!) for all the positive feedback, I have been putting this job off for weeks (I know...bad sign maker, tut tut) but since I have been posting my ideas on this board I have got enthusiastic about the job. :D :D :D Lorraine, this will be the next problem, fixing it onto a 's...

Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:18 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3645

Hair we go again!!

Thanks Peter, I have just decided the name looked a bit naff so I've tried it in Pantone Black!! Also been thinking about the sign shape, it's not that big (approx 610mm wide), maybe jigsaw it out of 10mm Foamex (just a thought), so here is the next logo update with the wacky sign shape! I really ap...

Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:52 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3645

Hair logo update

Thanks Jon & Peter for an instant reply, I have taken on board your helpful comments Peter, had a quick tweak of the logo - see what you think. I had to extend the bottoms of letters 'AIR' but I don't think it looks 'wrong',
I like it,
thanks again,
Steve :)

Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:44 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3645

I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem, a new client needs a new modern logo for his hair salon, I keep thinking 'swirls' & 'scissors' but I think that's a bit old hat these days. The logo needs to be simple, 3 colours max, to be cut in vinyl & used for stationary. The...

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Microsoft Publisher files....

Replies: 4

Views: 1784

Hi, I have never had any luck using any MS files for producing good quality finished graphics, it's usually quicker using a printed proof as a template & starting from scratch,
Sorry Gavin,

(be gentle with me, this is my 1st posting!!!!)

cheers, Steve Thurlow

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