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Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: lloyd: signage assortment

Replies: 10

Views: 1867

They were not too bad, once I had the measurements of the first one, which took a little while (I must admit I was not sure if I would make it) I magnetized the whole of the next van and was flying them on in no time at all.

Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: lloyd: signage assortment

Replies: 10

Views: 1867

lloyd: signage assortment

Hi, I never seem to post anything I have done so here are a few bits.

Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Window Tint Supplier?

Replies: 4

Views: 815

Try Patinamatrix in Southampton, they are pretty good and if you speak to Craig here will sort you out, really nice guy. We use them for all our window films.

Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Unit Size & Price please?

Replies: 26

Views: 3590

Thanks Martin.. you are right it is a little on the small side, but at the minute I am working from an 8ft x 6ft shed and thought the progression has to be worth it, as long as I can get a nice big bench then I am happy. fees vary so much depending on so many factors and how much leg work you can do...

Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice on Unit Size & Price please?

Replies: 26

Views: 3590

I have managed to bag my place for £80 per week, just outside Heathrow, its a small industrial estate and the owner includes the rates on the premises along with electric. Its 750 sqft, He said if you dont have toilets in your premises the rates are much cheaper and he can afford to include them. Of...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: simpsons grab hire

Replies: 2

Views: 652

vehicle wrapping: simpsons grab hire

Hi Guys

Here is a wrap on a cab of a Scania I done recently, All fairly easy apart from those front air vents, they were a little tricky, this was done using the hexis material.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:43 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need cheaper aluminium lightbox supplier please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1495

Thank you - Flexiface

I have sent my requirements off to both of them so we will see how we go.

Since we spoke I have just got an enquiry for a flexiface sign too, any idea who is good for those.

Thank you

Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:53 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need cheaper aluminium lightbox supplier please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1495

need cheaper aluminium lightbox supplier please?

Hiya Guys

Just a quick question, I have been with my aluminum light box supplier now for a while and just got a quote through that seems a little on the high side. I was wondering who you guys use so I could give them a call and get a quote. Thank you very much in advance

Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:21 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: does anyone have any feedback or advice about this plotter?

Replies: 8

Views: 3842

I have one sitting under my work bench that I have never turned on. done some work for an office clearance company that couldn't pay their bill so they let me have a wander around and take a few bits to the value. I done some research into them and they seem pretty good machines. Like Robert said, h...

Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:16 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Dragon Pro Cutters

Replies: 7

Views: 2692

Good point peter :-) some of the old British engineering never cut it against the sleeker more efficient Just in Time methodology's of the Asian markets. As for cars I have always had Vauxhalls but decided to buy a Honda, wow what a difference :) But I do have a Vauxhall van that's unbeatable on fue...

Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:35 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Dragon Pro Cutters

Replies: 7

Views: 2692

Hi Adam Not sure what you went for but I would always say Graphtec, they are a friendly bunch of people to deal with, help you out when you need it and the plotters are second to none. Only last week I cut 2.5mm text on mine and it weeded pretty easily. I have had mine for 12 years and it has had no...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello All!!!!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1609

Hi Joe

Welcome along :)

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Bob

Replies: 10

Views: 1415

Hi Bob, all great things start from enthusiasm, welcome along and good luck with your plotter :)

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:32 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Epson Pro Stylus 7800

Replies: 13

Views: 4537

Where did you buy it from in the end? You wont be dissapointed with the output. I run mine just through a standard windows driver and it works fine. One other tip, dont be tempted by the cheaper cartridges on e-bay. the ink only lasts a few years compared to the 75 years oin the epson and most peopl...

Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:39 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Epson Pro Stylus 7800

Replies: 13

Views: 4537

Hi Simon I have an Epson 7600 which provides the most fantastic print quality the 7800 is even better, without trying to teach you to suck eggs but they are pretty useless for outdoor printing. I use mine for exhibition work and posters. I buy all my consumables from a place called bodoni 01895 8257...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: vw crafters, lt's and a renault kangoo

Replies: 5

Views: 1173

They look good, especially like the white chequer look on the side, kinda neat. Well Done

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Over Laminate

Replies: 6

Views: 886

The application fluids are so so, to be honest some do the job and some dont. You can get most stuff from Cherwell sign supplies or Sign Trade supplies 01622 689410 I was reading a post earlier on about application fluids how some people use them etc. I am a bit of a stick in the mud and still use a...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Over Laminate

Replies: 6

Views: 886

Hi Paul Its hard to say, but it could be just practice. Are you using a good quality squeegee, like a 3M gold as its always important to make sure you are working with the best tools to do the job. It could also been down to the vinyl you are covering, and whether the laminate is compatible with the...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:53 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier needed please built-up illuminated acrylic letters

Replies: 11

Views: 3389

Unless Matthew was lying to me of course :) This was about a month ago and I called about 6.30 pm expecting an answering machine and he answered and said only the boss works this late :) But he seemed to know all the answers.

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Over Laminate

Replies: 6

Views: 886

Are you talking about the application of the over laminate to the decals, or application of the whole sticker to the bike? When applying any laminate its pretty handy to use rollers as it makes the job much easier, if doing it by hand, it really is a practise thing and takes a while to get the hang ...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:40 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier needed please built-up illuminated acrylic letters

Replies: 11

Views: 3389

Hi Andrew

I have used Tradesignsuk.com a few times, were competitive on price, quality was good and there delivery is pretty snappy. web site is pretty informative and when ordering you get to talk to the boss which is nice, name is Matthew Driver.

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi to all

Replies: 9

Views: 1492

Hiya :)

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:02 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what would be the best way to letter this vehicle?

Replies: 23

Views: 4734

Hi Lee I have just had a close look at your picture and think I can notice some outlining on the text, is this deliberate? If so what other colour are you thinking of using with the yellow? When using outlines unless going for something really subtle then consider making a bit more of a contrast. Al...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:56 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what would be the best way to letter this vehicle?

Replies: 23

Views: 4734

Just had a look at letterhead fonts and you are right, there are some cracking fonts on that site :D

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from NJ

Replies: 16

Views: 2526

Welcome along George :)

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello all sign people

Replies: 26

Views: 2164

Hi Adam

Welcome on board

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Customers and Trade publications ? ?

Replies: 11

Views: 1456

Thats ridiculous giving out trade prices, thats like our little bit of secret information. It worries me what some people get up to in this business and what they are thinking. I agree with Andy those customers who expect you to work for nothing. I mean someone will spend thousands on a shop refit a...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Avery Blue Squeegee

Replies: 15

Views: 2981

I got them from sign trade supplies, they are a cracking little company from there catalogue, thing is I have never seen them advertised and they don't have a web site, luckily Richard mentioned them earlier in the post. Seem reasonably priced too, only bought 5 but they were £2.65 each. I like the ...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what would be the best way to letter this vehicle?

Replies: 23

Views: 4734

Thats not bad for a first design, its not too cluttered or fussy. Daves advice of adding to it is a good one too, trick of this game is practice you need plenty of it to get the feel of the vinyl, once you have that you will maybe fancy taking on some more tricky designs. Have a look in the gallery ...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:54 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what would be the best way to letter this vehicle?

Replies: 23

Views: 4734

Hi Lee With van design/vehicle design, especially when its your own vehicle it has to be spot on. Its good to combine some sign making styles and some different materials so it can be a bit of an advert and example board when you go to see customers. Things such as going in a recess, matt vinyl, glo...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Avery Blue Squeegee

Replies: 15

Views: 2981

received my squeegees today, simple things please such simple minds. I know they wont last long but it saves wrapping gold ones in velvet for doing simple miundane jobs :)

Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: taken the plunge

Replies: 15

Views: 2033

Hi Lee

With a graphtec you will have no reliability issues and I am sure you will do fine, just start small and work your way up, dont run before you can walk and this industry will be great fun for you.

Best Wishes

Lloyd

Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greeting from a complete newbie

Replies: 11

Views: 1749

Hi Derek

I am new to the site too, from reading through you will not be short of answers to any questiopns you have.

Good luck with the venture

Lloyd

Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Thanks guys, I would reply individually but its going crazy with everyone welcoming me, I like the friendliness of this place, its nice :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Thanks Sharon, and yes it is, lots of interesting reading :) I like it

Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:38 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can you recomend a Trade Printer please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1487

Thanks also Brian, DDI's site looks pretty good, will give them a call Monday too. Also trade brigade as they are only 10 miles away.

Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can you recomend a Trade Printer please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1487

Thanks Robert and you are right on your points. I ordered some prints one on a sample basis and think they were printed at about 30 dpi :) never seen anything like it. I will give Raccoon a call on Monday and see what they have to say as I heard they have been investing quite heavinly in machinery. ...

Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Well I know a little bit, comes from working at a sign company and making sure you do everything the opposite to the boss to get the job done right :D Well I hope I can pass on some things I know to help people out :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can you recomend a Trade Printer please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1487

Can you recomend a Trade Printer please?

Hi Guys I have a present supplier for vehicle wrap prints and general large format full colour printing. BUT (yes always a but) I am not happy with his quality and colour consistency. Basically I am after some recommendations on where other people get there prints from mainly for vehicle wrapping. I...

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Hi Carrie Thanks for the welcome Well I thoughtI may as well add my piccie as its just a nice touch to fit in with the flow of things. I am based in Slough, not the most devistating of places but lots of industry so its all good :D I have noticed all the stuff going on and its great, lots of great i...

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Hi Robert

Thanks for the welcome, been readin around here now for hours as I planned the afternoon off, been kinda hooked and not really got anything done :D but its very interesting to read :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Avery Blue Squeegee

Replies: 15

Views: 2981

Thanks Mark :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Avery Blue Squeegee

Replies: 15

Views: 2981

Martin you are a saviour :) Thanks :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Thanks Also Martin :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Avery Blue Squeegee

Replies: 15

Views: 2981

Avery Blue Squeegee

Ok I know for my first post I am sure I could have come up with something more interesting. Basically does anyone know who supplies these please. I have searched the Net for hours and cant find anyone. It has to be the Avery one not the white imitation ones as the material is too coarse. When wrappi...

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Hi Marcella

Thanks for the welcome :D

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Thanks Nik

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi I am New to this Site

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Hi I am New to this Site

Hi Guys, I have been in the sign industry 16 years, and have been working on my own now for just over a year and everything is cool. I am a bit of a sign geek and like reading all the topics just to find out tips and how people do things. I have found with this industry there is no real right way, i...

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