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Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with van layout please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3182

Thanks for all the replies. I will post an eps tomorrow for any kind hearted people to have a play with. I will take on your ideas and try to come up with something else. I didn't really want to use the logo in green but can't get any colour to look right on that light blue. I think I'll remove the ...

Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:59 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with van layout please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3182

I tried this as well but still can't decide!

Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:10 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with van layout please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3182

I think I will need to keep the logo simple, so what colour will work well on a light blue van. I'm really struggling on this one.

Thanks

Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:08 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with van layout please?

Replies: 19

Views: 3182

can anyone help with van layout please?

I have just bought an ex transco transit as our fitting vehicle and I am struggling with the design. Our other vehicle is a black L200 pick up which I simply put the green logo seen below on with the phone number. It was simple but to the point with the limited space. Any advice on what to do with t...

Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What vinyl is suitable for a plane?

Replies: 13

Views: 2297

Thanks for all the replies. It is only a small plane so I'm hoping its not a major problem. The budget for the job is quite big so I will recommend using the 3M 'aviation' vinyl. Who is the best supplier for this? I normally use amari, I'm guessing they don't supply it but I will call to check. I'll...

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What vinyl is suitable for a plane?

Replies: 13

Views: 2297

What vinyl is suitable for a plane?

I need to heavily brand a plane with vinyl. Only a simple 2 colour logo but with quite a lot of coverage. It is a small 8 seater, I will have photos at the weekend but my real question is what vinyl is suitable to be used on a plane that wont come off at high speed.

Thanks Archie.

Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:51 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: help please major laptop problems, any ideas ?

Replies: 64

Views: 9973

This may not seem the best answer but I think you should have at least 2 or 3 computers that are linked and can run your cutter. For what they cost these days its cheaper to replace than repair.

Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:08 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: WANTED roller for number plates, ANY ONE

Replies: 1

Views: 399

I've got an old one, call me on Monday

0151 653 2397

Cheers Archie

Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pricing advice

Replies: 46

Views: 4621

Use the dibond copy, if you haggle you should be able to get it in white for £38 a sheet flood in cheap black vinyl, £6, total per sheet, £44, cheaper than your 3mm foam and on dibond which if clever you could offer to remove and then reuse the other side????

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Should i get a unit?

Replies: 40

Views: 4676

If you have nothing to lose go for it, I pay £100 a week rent plus all the extras, thats a quiet location but if you do good quality work the work should come in to cover the costs. Just get out there and get the work in, its all about marketing in the end, I think it looks better as people can call...

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: has anyone heard of or had experience of the BNI?

Replies: 14

Views: 2091

I was in the BNI for a few months and I did get a few jobs but I'd say that it is dependent on the chapter you are in, some will send a lot of work, others wont. I think the reason I didn't get a lot of referrals is because I didn't give many, this was because a lot of the business types that were i...

Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Cheap access platform anyone ? ? ?

Replies: 14

Views: 2804

Looks like something I'd use!!!!

Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: £200 for a 16ft X 2ft fitted ! Crazy.

Replies: 41

Views: 5467

Why wouldn't you do a foam sign with a bit of vinyl for £200, I certainly would. You might all call me a cowboy now but I've been making signs for 5 years. Going on what has been said there is about £45 in materials leaving £155 profit for what I would say could be cut applied and fitted in about an...

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop sign pricing,

Replies: 32

Views: 4164

I'd put that out around £95. The only reason is that I have huge amounts of dibond lying around that are off cuts of about that size, thats £95 in my pocket for a job someone else paid for the materials for. As a note I buy foam from the local plastics place at £16 a sheet, discount if I buy 10 or m...

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: large tray sign in production

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

I keep forgetting to bring the pictures home from work.

I charged the customer £7500 for the sign, didn't really break it down, added up the material costs and added a nice profit to it.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: large tray sign in production

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

There were 24 sections all together at 4 foot wide each plus smaller end pieces to finish it off.

Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: large tray sign in production

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

I'm going to take some pictures of the finished job today so until then here is a pic of it half fitted.

There weren't really any problems with the fitting it was fairly straight forward, any specific questions just ask.

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how many times a month would you normally buy vinyl?

Replies: 25

Views: 3383

As a percentage of turnover I would say I hold less than 1% as stock, I too am a one man band, most of the time, and usually have 25-50m of the popular colours and 10m of the not so popular ones. I order in as needed, if you are quiet enough that you can do a job as someone walks through the door I ...

Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: UV blocking window film

Replies: 2

Views: 704

You could try bekaert films on 01905 640400 they sell all types of window film.

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: large tray sign in production

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

The sign is 105ft by 6ft in total, when hung the bow should disappear and we are putting a batton up in the centre to make sure it doesn't become a problem.

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: large tray sign in production

Replies: 14

Views: 3648

large tray sign in production

Just thought I'd post up a tray sign that we are in the middle of fitting, the picture attached is just as we started fitting the raised letters. Hopefully the finished article will look good despite the customers arial rounded logo.

Any questions, fire away.

Archie

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:18 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: does internet explorer v7 work with signlab 7.1?

Replies: 4

Views: 1513

IE7 appears to create limitless problems one being when downloading files the download will freeze unless IE is refreshing.... that one really confused me.

Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:48 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need advice please with flexface signage?

Replies: 6

Views: 2594

Thanks Shane, I'll do that, from what I could see it is the tension system, there appears to be quite a bit of loose fabric at the edge of the sign.

I'll take the trim off next time I'm there to see exactly what is going on behind it.

Thanks for all the advice

Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:22 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need advice please with flexface signage?

Replies: 6

Views: 2594

Thanks for that rob, how much bleed would you recommend? I've been recommended by another branch of the company for doing a good effiecient job, the only thing is the sign I did before was just an aluminium tray which is well within my knowledge. I think I'll take it on just to get the experience in...

Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:59 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need advice please with flexface signage?

Replies: 6

Views: 2594

Thanks for the reply Rob, I'll advise the customer about the tube point.

The face has been replaced before so I'm assuming I can just replace it again but having never done one there is a good chance I am wrong.

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:13 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: need advice please with flexface signage?

Replies: 6

Views: 2594

need advice please with flexface signage?

A couple of questions reguarding flex face: I have a sign which is 4m x 7m, I have had a quote for the printing of the face but a couple of things have arrisen. 1. Is there any way of lighting up a large white area without the tubes showing through? 2. How is the face fitted to the box, the box is a...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:26 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why do i get error when trying to install fonts?

Replies: 8

Views: 3873

thanks george but that hasn't helped

Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:09 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why do i get error when trying to install fonts?

Replies: 8

Views: 3873

Thanks for that, no its not there, any ideas where it could have gone or how to go about replacing it?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:01 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why do i get error when trying to install fonts?

Replies: 8

Views: 3873

Thanks for the suggestion but the error message comes up before the font installation window pops up so I cant even get that far...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:37 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: why do i get error when trying to install fonts?

Replies: 8

Views: 3873

why do i get error when trying to install fonts?

I have Signlab E6 andit has just decided that it doesnt want to have any fonts in it. Everything else works fine but when I try inputting text there are no fonts installed. When I try to install fonts I get the following error and cant seem to solve it "The font database (CDLFONT.MDB)could not ...

Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beautician tunics?

Replies: 4

Views: 1199

thanks for the suggestions, pencarrie dont do them, still waiting for uk leisurewear to get back to me.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beautician tunics?

Replies: 4

Views: 1199

Beautician tunics?

Does anyone know of a wholesale supplier of beautician style tunics for me to embroider onto? Most of the main suppliers dont do them.

Cheers

Archie

Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:42 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: compresses files

Replies: 6

Views: 1473

compresses files

I've been sent a *.z file, does anyone know what software I need to decompress it? winzip, pkunzip and zip7 wont do it.

I know its a bit of an odd question but don't know where to go.


Cheers

Archie

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Markup on acrylic / Stainless steel, Dibond letters etc.

Replies: 5

Views: 1196

The letters I get from Brimark I usually triple the price to include all materials and fitting, should only take an hour or so to fit all the letters with 2 people. The last one I did was £170 worth of letters at cost, £620 to the customer on that one.

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paper Towel - what do you use?

Replies: 14

Views: 2049

I buy the blue centre feed rolls, a pack of 6 costs me £7.50, not sure if everyone cuold get them at that price but I get them off loorolls.com. His site says he sells them by the pallet but he is based near me so i get them a pack at a time. Not sure if that would be any use to anyone.

Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Mirror finish Aluminium Composite

Replies: 6

Views: 1239

I know gutbond make a mirror finish aluminium composite. A 10' x 5' sheet cost me £104 + Vodka & Tonic.

Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:19 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Does anyone know if you can fit an edge lit sign externally

Replies: 4

Views: 2486

Thanks Rob,

I've had a look round and found a supplier that might be able to make one up for me but I can't call them to check until tuesday.

Will it be possible to make an edge lit sign that can be read from both sides? That part is confusing me at the moment.

Archie

Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:22 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Does anyone know if you can fit an edge lit sign externally

Replies: 4

Views: 2486

Does anyone know if you can fit an edge lit sign externally

Does anyone know if you can fit an edge lit sign externally? I am after a way of lighting a swinging sign outside a pub but lit from inside, something like an acrylic panel maybe. I hope this makes sense and someone could help me I also need a supplier for said sign.

Thanks in advance

Archie

Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Does anyone know of a supplier of curved lightboxes?

Replies: 2

Views: 1804

Does anyone know of a supplier of curved lightboxes?

Does anyone know of a supplier of curved lightboxes?

It is to be fitted on a curved building.


Cheers

Archie

Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: My own truck

Replies: 18

Views: 3081

Its 4 different shades of green layered up to create the halo/glow effect, I'll post a close up pic tomorrow when i get back to work.

Thanks for all the positive comments.

Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Finally starting up the business

Replies: 37

Views: 5642

Yellow pages are only putting punctuation first for the next year. after that they are going to be starting on A then numbers then punctuation.

I wonder how many 'AAA Plumbers' will suddenly appear.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: My own truck

Replies: 18

Views: 3081

Vehicle Graphics: My own truck

Below is a pic of what I have started doing on my own vehicle, any opinions would be appreciated.

Its all cut vinyl with the 'x' being reflective black.

Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Very Annoyed! Supplier problems!!

Replies: 13

Views: 1219

Adrian,

That seems like a lot of work to check something you should be able to trust. If they can't get it right they shouldn't be in that line of business, its not exactly complicated.

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much do you charge for?

Replies: 7

Views: 932

I'd be around the £55 mark.

Its less than an hours work in total and less than £20 in materials.

Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pricing Surveys - just a thought!?

Replies: 22

Views: 2170

I normally ask the customer what they are planning on paying for any signage and then design around that basis. I find that way you can decide what substrate etc you are going to use rather than trying to give 3 different prices for foam, dibond acrylic etc. Although having said that if someone come...

Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:19 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: ive had a glass etch ftting disaster help please?

Replies: 40

Views: 6721

I always use dry application when there is any sort of image cut from the vinyl. Although if it is one solid panel I will do it wet as it is so much faster and easier to position.

Thu May 05, 2005 6:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: window tints - sanding dot matrix

Replies: 2

Views: 573

You don't need to sand the matrix, except in a few extreme cases the film will stick over the matrix and onto the glass perfectly well. The worst you will get is a very slight haze around the matrix, sanding will not really help this much. My opinion, save time and just stick the film on. Archie

Wed May 04, 2005 11:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i get window tint & what do i do with it?

Replies: 7

Views: 1463

Vinyl logistics supply my Suntek films, as a word of warning thoug, u r better off cutting your patterns by hand, the software isn't 100% accurate!!!!

Vinyl Logistics number is 01636613222

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fast lightbox suppliers?

Replies: 2

Views: 589

Fast lightbox suppliers?

Does anyone know of a lightbox supplier with a fast turn around?

I normally use insight but their turnaround is 14 days, I'm looking for someone who can do it in less than a week and not too costly.


Cheers

Archie

Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lightbox suppliers

Replies: 4

Views: 1034

Lightbox suppliers

Does anyone know the best/cheapest place to get a lightbox from, needs to be black though not stndard alu colour.

Cheers

Archie

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:44 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2216

Had another go, any better???

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:35 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this design please?

Replies: 11

Views: 2216

can anyone help with this design please?

As is normally the case, I'm stuck for ideas, can anyone throw anything at me design wise?

Cheers

Archie

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:04 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: need a new logo and i dont know where to start?

Replies: 51

Views: 8700

I agree with the points of people asking for simple designs is not necessarily ethical or correct but..... I have been in the sign business less than2 years but I can't keep up with the amount of work I have, I employ people to weed and tape graphics, I sub out as much of the work as I can but findi...

Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What do you pay for sheet materials

Replies: 3

Views: 760

I have included VAT in all prices and rounded to the nearest pound. The Alupanel comes in about 8 colours plus white. The only problem is you need to order 10 sheets at a time. I might get some and try it to see if it is any good. I think it comes from Perspex Distribution, the trade wide format pri...

Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What do you pay for sheet materials

Replies: 3

Views: 760

What do you pay for sheet materials

I am curious as to wether I get a good deal on sheet materials. A couple of prices I pay are as follows 5mm coloured foam £27 (8' x4') 3mm dibond £60 (8' x 4') I have also been offered a cheap aluminium dibond type board, it is much thicker about 5mm at a guess and is only £39 for an 8' x 4' sheet. ...

Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSIGNBOARDS dating

Replies: 11

Views: 1266

My girlfriend already call the site signporn.com she says it must be for me to spend so long trawling tthrough collecting info.

Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:33 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Neon "OPEN" Signs popping up everywhere? Where do

Replies: 12

Views: 5641

The open neons come from places like the gadget shop and are sold as gimmicks rather than signs.

For a closed sign you will probably need to go to your local neon manufacturer, there are also a couple on the boards I think who might be able to help out.

Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: vehicle wrapping vs window tinting

Replies: 5

Views: 921

I would stay away from the window tinting courses for a couple of reasons, 1. They only show you the very basics, although this would apply to wrapping aswell I would imagine (I don't do wrapping), it takes lots of practice before you become any good. You could teach yourself for a lot less, if you ...

Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:03 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I would like some constructive help please with this van?

Replies: 9

Views: 2003

I would like some constructive help please with this van?

I would like some constructive help from anyone willing to offer on the design of a Fiat Scudo van for a cycle shop. My attempt is shown below and the customer is pretty keen on keeping the cyclist logo, the rest can be played around with. The oval logo is their current main logo but they are willin...

Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:13 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anybody use JAC 8 year Vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1397

I have always used vinl logistics since I started and when they changed to JAC I used th 4 year stuff, I have started using the 8 year for the last 5 months or so and it appears excellent. The 4 year stuff used to pull away from recesses within days but so far no reports of problems from the 8 year....

Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:28 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: window security vinyl fitting problem

Replies: 11

Views: 1859

Your film supplier should be able to provide you with a much better squeegee for the job, the best ones have a solid metal handle and thick piece of rubber on them. To stop the scratching make sure the side you are squeegeeing is wet. Hope this helps.

Thu May 27, 2004 9:29 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: why does my PC600 stop half-way through printing?

Replies: 6

Views: 2427

why does my PC600 stop half-way through printing?

My PC600 occassionally stops part way through a job when cutting. It is not all the time but does seem to be getting more frequent.

Anyone got any ideas what it might be?

Cheers

Dave

Wed May 19, 2004 5:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: juice fm

Replies: 1

Views: 661

It was JAC 8 year vinyl from vinyl logistics.

The sections over the window are just solid vinyl.

Wed May 19, 2004 10:44 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: juice fm

Replies: 1

Views: 661

vehicle graphics: juice fm

Find attched a job I finished yesterday.

Fri May 14, 2004 1:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What were YOU before?

Replies: 37

Views: 5465

Left school half way through my a-levels and went to work for a local TV station as a tech op (cameras, lighting, sound, editing), the company went bust 18 months after I started, worked for an emergency lighting company repairing their rather bad quality fittings then started out doing signs etc on...

Wed May 05, 2004 9:36 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: window tint software

Replies: 7

Views: 3217

To be honest, if you are any good at tinting you could do a car in half the time by hand than by messing about with sometimes inaccurate computer cut shapes. Each car can vary slightly from year to year and this is not reflected in the software, as an example I was tinting a corsa rear window but it...

Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:07 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Windows graphics advice please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1016

If you are putting vinyl onto windows that will be wound down I would suggest that you remove the outer seal and place the bottom edge of the vinyl below where the seal would be and then replace the seal. Hope that makes sense. The reason for this is that the seals are normally quite tight and would...

Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9581

Thanks for your comments... What it is, I have only been in the business less than a year really and this is one of the bigger companies in my area. I posted a sign I did for them a while ago and now they want 3 vans doing. The one in the photo was done by somebody else and they want me to match it....

Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do magnetic strips work?

Replies: 23

Views: 2938

Maybe its just me but does anyone find that magnetics cause major problems when left on vehicles for a long time? I find that they cause really bad corrosion problems, I advise people to clean the vehicle and the magnetic regularly but as we know people don't do this. Within a year you find corrosio...

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:14 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How much would you charge?

Replies: 64

Views: 9581

How much would you charge?

How much would you charge for this van?

Sat Apr 17, 2004 10:09 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Reynobond Sign : Seal Glass Ltd

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

To answer Rob first, we mounted 3x1 battoning to the wall around the edge and where each sheet would join first, then lifted each sheet into place, fixed with 2 screws at the top to take the weight and then the rest of the way around. Then just fastened 1 inch alu angle around to tidy the edges. The...

Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:09 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : Alfa Romeo

Replies: 1

Views: 745

Vehicle Graphics : Alfa Romeo

Todays job...

Apply window tint and letter alfa romeo for local bodyshop.

He liked the job and has 4 more cars for me to do in the next couple of weeks.

Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Reynobond Sign : Seal Glass Ltd

Replies: 12

Views: 1875

Reynobond Sign : Seal Glass Ltd

This is a sign a did about a week ago, 10 8ft by 4ft sheets of reynobond and blue vinyl. All applied on my own and then fitted with a friend off 2 sets of ladders.

Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : My Own Truck

Replies: 7

Views: 1367

In reply to peoples comments... Thanks to all who have posted. The writing on the back is a little too far back, this is because I welded the charcoal colour underneath which is at the top of the 'x' so there were no untidy lines in the white, the outline I used was slightly inaccurate and I didn't ...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:27 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : My Own Truck

Replies: 7

Views: 1367

Vehicle Graphics : My Own Truck

Just thought I'd share our vehicle with you all.

Dave

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: To shop or not to shop?

Replies: 7

Views: 1091

I also started from home, within 2 months I ran out of space. Luckily I found a 300sq ft unit to work from at a very good price. I needed the space as I do window tinting and signs etc at the same time. I think that you need a business premises, wether it be a small shop or a large unit, I needed it...

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i take out windows before tinting?

Replies: 4

Views: 1154

Alan, You do not need to take out the windows but it will help if you remove the door cards, these are relatively easy to remove, however this is not essential you can slidew the film behind the seal but risk contamination. They are fairly easy to tint as the windows require very little shrinking. D...

Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: need help tinting vehicle windows?

Replies: 8

Views: 2103

I tint cars on a regular basis, I use Suntek films available from vinyl logistics, their number is 01636 613 222, the film is very easy to work with, shrinks well and has a good selection of cheap to high quality films. Beware of dyed films, they turn purple after a couple of years, for a little mor...

Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign boxes

Replies: 5

Views: 1038

Thanks nigel, I assume that price is without a perspex front? Is that right?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign boxes

Replies: 5

Views: 1038

Thanks rob, that looks like exactly what I'm after. Do you have a phone number for them as I get an error when i try to view their contact page.

Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sign boxes

Replies: 5

Views: 1038

sign boxes

I've seen this discussed somewhere else recently but can't find it in the search. Does anyone know a supplier of made to measure illuminated sign boxes as I don't really have the time to make one from scratch. Also could anyone give me a rough guide as to what I would expect to pay for one 5000mm x ...

Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: dibond supppliers

Replies: 4

Views: 1029

thanks for your help rob

Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: dibond supppliers

Replies: 4

Views: 1029

dibond supppliers

I'm sure this has been asked many times before but I'll ask anyway.

Could somebody tell me a supplier in the north west, preferably merseyside that can supply dibond or alucolor or similar materials.

Thanks

Dave

Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Last Orders Please

Replies: 21

Views: 2401

Finishing about 2pm friday then back on 5th of jan

Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Public liability insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 421

I have just got my public liability insurance, £5m of cover, covers both on premises and off premises, only work below 20ft. It also includes insurance of all equipment, stock etc up to £25,000. I paid £750 plus insurance tax which was £37.50. The insurer was NIG but got the cover through JT Middleb...

Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: window tinting

Replies: 4

Views: 708

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll look into them all.

Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: window tinting

Replies: 4

Views: 708

window tinting

I know there are a couple of tinters on the boards so I thought I'd ask this question even though it is little to do with signage. I do automotive tinting and occasionally get asked to black out office windows or mirror tint offices etc. Basically I am asking if anyone knows of a supplier in the UK ...

Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Marathon Masking Session. More fun than ...

Replies: 4

Views: 645

That sounds like a great way of applying application tape. Do you have any pics of it by any chance???

I'll need to make myself one of those.

Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Valuation

Replies: 7

Views: 1471

I may not be the best person to speak on this subject as I have only been self imployed for about 5 months, and I am only 20 so have very little experience. But having said all that I have turned over about 22 grand in 5 months, that is completely from scratch with no existing customers. I was quite...

Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:19 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: embroidery machine

Replies: 1

Views: 488

embroidery machine

What could i expect to pay for a new or second hand basic embroidery machine, i am thinking about expanding into this area.

Thanks in advance

Dave

Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: time to introduce myself

Replies: 15

Views: 2267

Thanks for all the support, I'll get posting properly very soon...

Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: time to introduce myself

Replies: 15

Views: 2267

time to introduce myself

I've been learning a lot from the message board from the last couple of months, thanks to all who contribute, and decided it was time to introduce myself and start to participate... I know Mike The Sign likes people to tell a bit about themselves so here I go. My name is Dave Arch, just started up m...

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:58 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: whats the difference between these two materials?

Replies: 3

Views: 2251

Thanks for that, I now know which I will use and when.

Cheers

Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:43 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: whats the difference between these two materials?

Replies: 3

Views: 2251

whats the difference between these two materials?

Can anyone tell me the difference between perspex cast acrylic sheet and plain film extruded acrylic sheet?

I'm fairly new to this game and wondered why there was such a price difference between them.

Many Thanks

Dave Arch

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