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Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Post Has Gone

Replies: 2

Views: 414

Hi Robert
Thanks for the explanation mate. Unfortunately I can't access the quote forum. What can I do?
Regards
Paul Grundy

Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: My Post Has Gone

Replies: 2

Views: 414

My Post Has Gone

My last post regarding printing onto pvc seems to have disappeared. Has it been removed for some reason? I had just replied to someone when it vanished without trace.
regards
Paul Grundy

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Self Cling PVC Signs

Replies: 2

Views: 799

Hi Terry I do not have any final quantities yet, but I don't think it will be high enough for a screenprint job, which would be possible although I would need to rework the companies logo's as there are three individual caravan parks involved. I thought the digital route would be best. The print are...

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Self Cling PVC Signs

Replies: 2

Views: 799

Self Cling PVC Signs

Hi Folks, It's been a while since I looked at the boards, which I think are looking better than ever - lots of new forums since my last visit. I have a customer who requires self cling signs to display in static caravan windows. I have done the design work for them and need to find someone who can p...

Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Staying as a designer.

Replies: 2

Views: 533

Staying as a designer.

Hi all, It's been some time since I last posted. I have been giving some serious thought to entering the sign world. When I joined the boards it was my intention to learn as much as possible before taking the plunge. I have certainly learned a great deal from you all and I thank you for that. Howeve...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Update Link is incorrect

Replies: 1

Views: 439

Sign Update Link is incorrect

Hi All I think I mentioned last week that I couldn't connect to the sign update site. I have realised that the link address is showing as "signupdate" and should in fact be "sign-update" the hyphen is missing. Maybe this could be causing problems for a lot of people new to the site. Hope this helps ...

Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello All!

Replies: 16

Views: 2113

Hi Vincent,
Welcome to the asylum, there's no escape.
Cheers
Paul

Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Canada eh!

Replies: 15

Views: 1969

:D Hi Stevo and welcome. They're all a bunch of nutters here, but in the best possible way of course!
Cheers
Paul

Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Update

Replies: 4

Views: 714

Thanks fellas :D
Just followed your link Alan, no problems. Cheers
Paul

Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Update

Replies: 4

Views: 714

Sign Update

Hi All
Why am I getting a blank screen every time I try to link to the sign update site. I would like to subscribe but can't connect. Help
Regards
Paul

Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PLEASE READ THIS...

Replies: 9

Views: 1573

:oops: That's a very good point Mike. I guess I have been guilty of not welcoming people to the boards. I think this is mainly because I feel such a newcomer to boards myself and feel as though I don't have much to offer in the way of advice regarding the sign business. However, I take your point an...

Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:27 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: what are the different materials available i can use?

Replies: 14

Views: 6872

:D Thanks folks,
Just what I needed. You've been a big help.
Regards
Paul

Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:26 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: what are the different materials available i can use?

Replies: 14

Views: 6872

Hi All
Just another gentle reminder. It seems as though my original post has slipped by. Some sort of list of common materials would really be of help.
Regards
Paul

Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:42 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: what are the different materials available i can use?

Replies: 14

Views: 6872

Robert Lambie wrote:hi paul.. just on the boards for a few moments mate.. if i dont reply soon reply and remind me.. ill try knock you up a short list of this and that to try out..


Hi
You did say to remind you. So here it is :D
Your help would be appreciated.
Cheers
Paul

Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:18 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: what are the different materials available i can use?

Replies: 14

Views: 6872

what are the different materials available i can use?

Hi All I,m looking for some general advice on the most common materials / substrates for applying vinyl to. What are the most used materials ? I have heard the terms Foamex and Correx but don't know what these are. Are materials generally available somewhere local or are there specialist suppliers s...

Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:24 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal or Inkjet

Replies: 11

Views: 2966

Hi Dave Thanks for that mate. Your honest and objective opinion is very welcome. I have actually been looking at the new VersaCamm. It certainly looks like a great deal. I'm still a bit tentative at the moment. A lot of other issues to consider as well on the marketing front. Hopefully, by the end o...

Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:16 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: how do i remove a background in corel please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1974

Hi John I assume you mean you are editing a bitmap image from within corel draw i.e. you selected edit image in photopaint button. If so and the required shape is a simple rectangle, the simplest way is to use the rectangle mask tool. Drag the mask to the required shape and adjust if necessary using...

Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal or Inkjet

Replies: 11

Views: 2966

Thanks guys. Extremely comprehensive answers. A lot for me to think about there. I guess no matter how long I think about it or how many opinions and advice I take on board, being in business is always going to boil down to taking a chance. I do appreciate the time you have taken to reply. It's been...

Sun Oct 19, 2003 9:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal or Inkjet

Replies: 11

Views: 2966

Thanks for the reply Robert. It's a valid question and the one I knew I would be asked. In a way this is also part of my problem, as I do not have the knowledge about the possible applications for these machines to make proper informed choices. I come from a graphic design background so I guess I wo...

Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:36 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Thermal or Inkjet

Replies: 11

Views: 2966

Thermal or Inkjet

Hi All I would really appreciate some advice regarding the pro's and con's of purchasing either an inkjet printer/cutter or thermal printer/cutter. Firstly, is it safe to start with the assumption that the marketplace is becoming or is dominated by full colour graphics with regard to signage. Assumi...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:11 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Hi I'm sorry to hear you've been let down Linda. I had read some bad customer service reports about Conde on dyesub.org. Thanks anyway for letting me know. Hope you can sort something out. Haven't got any suggestions I'm afraid, but please let me know if you resolve anything. Becky I believe the usu...

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spank The Monkey

Replies: 19

Views: 2417

:lol: Sorry boys, 703 MPH. I kid you not. The gauntlet has been laid well and truly down ! Obviously, I've got nothing better to do with my time. It's sad.
Cheers
Paul

Mon Sep 29, 2003 1:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Spank The Monkey

Replies: 19

Views: 2417

473 MPH ! Honest. You old boys are just so slow. It's all in the wrist you know.
Cheers
Paul[/b]

Sun Sep 28, 2003 1:12 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Hi all I'm not actually sure if mug wraps allow you to cover the full surface. My interest in them is purely for volume. The stainless steel ones don't look as though they cover the full mug, when compared with the cactus wraps. Linda - I would be interested to hear if all goes well with your order ...

Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:01 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Hi
Thanks Linda. I did read on the State side forum dyesub.org that cactus mug wraps are in short supply. Can you tell me how long you expect delivery to take and who I could contact about a possible order.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
Regards
Paul

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:59 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Hi
Thanks Lorraine, great leads. Just what I needed. Cheers.
Regards
Paul

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:17 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Hi Lorraine
By the way, thanks for taking the time to reply to my last post. It was appreciated.
A mug wrap is a band that clamps the transfer around the mug so it can then go in an oven. Primarily used for volume work or a cheaper option to a press. Do you know where I can buy these ?
Thanks
Paul

Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:12 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Mug Wraps

Replies: 15

Views: 4617

Mug Wraps

Hi
Does anyone know where I can buy mug wraps for dye-sub work. Have contacted Listawoods but had no response yet.
Thanks
Paul

Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:59 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Armor Tiles

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

Hi
Is no one speaking to me. I really would like some help if possible.
Please... pretty please!
Regards
Paul

Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:42 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Armor Tiles

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

Hi all
Don't wish to sound pushy, but does anyone have any advice on my last post. It would be very much appreciated. Thanks
Regards
Paul

Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:22 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Armor Tiles

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

Hi Thanks for the reply Rodney. So is anyone actually using dye sub tiles for serious indoor domestic or commercial installations, or are the limitations of the process still an issue ? This is something that I would really like to get to the bottom of so to speak, as I would not sell products I did...

Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:02 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Armor Tiles

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

Hi Thanks guys for the help. Rodney: I found your information very interesting i wasn't aware of this possibility, although i would have concerns over the durability of such coatings as fading is my main concern with dye sub. Does anyone have any advice regarding coatings that will improve image sta...

Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:22 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Armor Tiles

Replies: 9

Views: 2220

Armor Tiles

Hi All It,s been a while since my last post, but I do regularly read the boards. My interest has grown in the dye-sub world, but it would appear that we are a long way behind America when it comes to offering the many substrates that are available. I am particularly interested in Armor Coating's til...

Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:44 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: first go at sublimation printing

Replies: 4

Views: 1920

Hi
Yes please Linda, some samples would be great as I'm very interested in getting into dye-sub
Regards
Paul

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:27 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: PRINTERS

Replies: 11

Views: 3582

Hi At last something I can contribute on from first hand experience :D Dye-sub is something I am considering myself, and I have actually worked for a company called Recogntion Express producing dye-sub badges with an Epson 3000. I can't speak very highly of it. Never got very good colour but most of...

Thu Aug 21, 2003 12:53 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Opus Advice Please

Replies: 8

Views: 2386

Hi
Thanks Lorraine for the advice, your comments are very helpful.
Henry - I understand your point, but I have checked the Xpres literature today and they do refer to the device as Opus (with a U not an O) fitted to the camm 1.
Many thanks
Paul

Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Opus Advice Please

Replies: 8

Views: 2386

Hi
Thanks Lorraine. I've read a lot of your posts and you always give detailed and clear advice. Exactly what I needed to know.
What printer and press do you use? I was considering Epson 1290, which I believe can use continuous ink systems. Any thoughts.
Thanks again
Paul

Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:35 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Opus Advice Please

Replies: 8

Views: 2386

Opus Advice Please

Hi I'm still considering a lot of options for adding on to my existing graphic design business. Dye-sub has been a consideration having once worked for Recognition Express producing a lot of dye-sub badges. Whilst I have no interest in getting involved with a franchise I am still drawn to this area ...

Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2385

Hi Thanks again for the debate. I know by some standards £20/hr is not a lot. However, I am from "up-north" where the pockets are deep and the arms are short. What would you consider a more realistic rate in your neck of the woods? Also I do intend to enter the sign market at some point in the near ...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 8:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2385

Hi Thanks to you all for taking the time to reply. I guess I'm coming at this topic from a slightly different angle. As a graphic designer I'm involved with artwork origination, and it is this originating process that has always caused me a problem. I too charge £20 /hr for design, but I do initiall...

Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2385

Hi Thanks Sparky, I see where you're coming from. Effectively you're saying you do charge for major design changes or new ideas. Do you find this stops the customer taking liberties with your time in the first place ? And does it always lead to the best design solutions ? Interested in your remarks ...

Tue Aug 12, 2003 7:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2385

Billing for Time

Hi All Just reading Lorraine's post on the "Fleurtatious Flowers Van" and got me thinking about time spent producing various design scenarios for customers. I know in the graphic design world that I find this a major headache. I end up quoting for design jobs based on a customers brief only for it t...

Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign Makers Store

Replies: 1

Views: 664

Sign Makers Store

Hi
Just wondering if there is any info on the opening of the Sign Makers Store. It's been a while since my last post, but I am still reading the boards and learning all of the time.
Cheers
Paul

Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:56 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: More Plotter Advice Please

Replies: 9

Views: 2993

Hi Many thanks to you all for the advice. I get the idea with the emulation mode. Can I assume that a true tangential cutter is therefore quicker than an emulation job. Just one more piece of advice that would really be useful is what width machine is the most useful. What criteria should I be consi...

Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:13 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: More Plotter Advice Please

Replies: 9

Views: 2993

More Plotter Advice Please

Hi
Following on from my previous questions regarding plotters is anyone familiar with the Signpal Jaguar plotters sold by Grafityp. Are they good value ? Also how does tangential emulation work.
Cheers
Paul
ps. when will the sign update link be working again.

Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can't import some .eps files

Replies: 14

Views: 3476

Hi That's a fair point. I'm asking if we are talking about opening a true eps file which to the best of my knowledge can't be seen on screen. Or are we talking about an interpreted eps file, which is something different. I only enquire out of curiosity so that I have a clearer understanding of the d...

Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:18 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can't import some .eps files

Replies: 14

Views: 3476

Hi,
Does anyone have any thoughts on the question I posted above. Would it be more helpful if I posted my message as a new topic in future when dealing with a subject that is several days old. Some advice would be appreciated.
Cheers
Paul

Sat Jul 26, 2003 1:03 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Can't import some .eps files

Replies: 14

Views: 3476

Hi I'm confused (it happens a lot). As a graphic designer I have sent eps files to printers generally because they couldn't deal with application files, though things have changed over the years. However, my point is this. You talk of importing and opening eps files in Corel (which I use) but as I u...

Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Some Beginners Advice Please

Replies: 15

Views: 2696

Hi
Just to mention that AS Handover have a website http://www.handover.co.uk/acatalog/ . I ordered a book on vinyl application and the service was very good. Will be ordering a subscription to Signcraft mag soon.
Cheers
Paul

Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: First Purchase Advice

Replies: 13

Views: 2244

Thanks,
Cheers for the advice. I think I get the point. A dragknife appears to be favoured, and who am I to argue. You will let me know when you get tired of all of my questions, won't you ? (because I'm only just getting warmed up). Thanks again, much appreciated.
Paul

Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: First Purchase Advice

Replies: 13

Views: 2244

First Purchase Advice

Hi,
Just a quicky. What are the thoughts on buying a first plotter. Should I go for a tangential or dragknife.
Cheers
Paul

Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:14 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: would insurance cover my work if customer fitted job?

Replies: 7

Views: 2062

Hi Leeroy,
Thanks again mate. If you mean "ask mike" for mikes section then I don't appear to be able to access it. Unless I,m just too tired to work it out. Must get some sleep. Chat again soon.
Paul (sleep)

Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: would insurance cover my work if customer fitted job?

Replies: 7

Views: 2062

Thanks Leeroy,
That helps a bit. What about the other point. Are graphics normally built up vinyl on vinyl or jigsaw fashion to create just one layer. Or is there no "normal" procedure, just horses for courses.
Cheers
Paul

Thu Jul 24, 2003 12:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: would insurance cover my work if customer fitted job?

Replies: 7

Views: 2062

would insurance cover my work if customer fitted job?

Hi all, I would appreciated some information for my continuous quest for vinyl knowledge. Although some way down the tracks, suppose I wanted to supply a customer with graphics to fit themselves. How would this be supplied if for instance the design consisted of half a dozen coulours or more. Presum...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Some Beginners Advice Please

Replies: 15

Views: 2696

:D Thanks guys. That clears it up nicely. Thanks also to Henry. It was you who mentioned the terms and suggested AS Handover as a source of literature. I have ordered some books from them which will hopefully extend my knowledge a bit more. No doubt more questions to follow. Cheers Paul Gi Graphics

Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Some Beginners Advice Please

Replies: 15

Views: 2696

Some Beginners Advice Please

Hi All
Many thanks to all of you for your warm welcome. The terms "dragknife" and "tangential" were used with regard to plotters. Can you please explain the differences and pros and cons.
Learning loads !
Cheers
Paul

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Looking to Learn New Skills !

Replies: 9

Views: 1695

:D Wow ! Thanks guys (and girls) I'm overwhelmed by your warm and welcoming response. Some useful stuff there and some I don't fully understand, like "drag knife" and "tangential" cutting plotters. However, when I find more time I'll be asking a lot more questions (hopefully without becoming a pain ...

Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Looking to Learn New Skills !

Replies: 9

Views: 1695

Looking to Learn New Skills !

Hi, I'm Paul, owner of Gi Graphics. I have been a graphic designer for 7 years producing the usual aray of printed material. I am now looking to expand my activities into vinyl graphics and after a long trawl around the net eventually found UKSignboards. What a relief that was! Anyway, I need to kno...

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