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Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McNamara - Various F1 car graphics

Replies: 1

Views: 1337

McNamara - Various F1 car graphics

Hi Gang,

Last couple of years running the graphics department has given me lots of photos to share :-)

Cheers
Joe

Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:53 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Caterham F1 Team require a graphics technician

Replies: 0

Views: 1370

Caterham F1 Team require a graphics technician

Hi All, We have a vacancy for a graphics operative. The position is based at Leafield, Oxfordshire, UK. You will have a good knowledge of Gerber Omega software, and Adobe CS. Be able to use and operate an edge, a gerber cutter, a summa cutter, and a large format digital printer and rip. The job invo...

Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello again, Caterham.

Replies: 8

Views: 2632

Hello again, Caterham.

Hi Gang, Long time no speak ! Thought I'd pop back in to say hello. For the last couple of years I've been working as graphics manager at Caterham F1 team. It's an exciting and interesting job for a signmaker and petrolhead like me. Also, if any of you are ever passing the factory and want to have a...

Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ashby Price Increases - Did you know?

Replies: 8

Views: 2153

Ashby Price Increases - Did you know?

Hi all, just had a repeat quote from Ashby for an aluminium sign with channel we had back in july - checked the price against july's as it seemed more.... There was an increase of about 11.5%. Rang ashby to query it only to be told that they have put prices up by 9% at the start of the month - nice ...

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paper posters (billboard pasted type) not sticking aluminium

Replies: 3

Views: 1799

Paper posters (billboard pasted type) not sticking aluminium

Hi All, Just wondered if anyone has ever had any experience of billboard style signs and the paper posters that are put up by a bloke on a ladder with a bucket of adhesive. We've supplied a large 16 sheet aluminium sign (mill finish face, panel and posts from ashby) but the posters won't stick and s...

Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hoarding? - How best to fit it to building site??

Replies: 1

Views: 1130

Hoarding? - How best to fit it to building site??

Hi All,

Any experts on hoarding on here today?

We have a run of 28 full colour printed 8x4s to put up tomorrow, and have never done one this big before.....

Any tips?

Cheers
Joe

Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:48 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: roland camm1 610mm wide vinyl cutter for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 1456

roland camm1 610mm wide vinyl cutter for sale

Hi all, I no longer need this great little cutter. Shes been a faithful little cutter, and needs a new home. Ideal cutter if youre just starting up....... much better than the chinese rubbish! Im giving it a couple of days on here before it goes on the bay......... Asking £450 ono....... if youre in...

Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:09 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: SEIKO Colorpainter sII 64S for sale

Replies: 0

Views: 2035

SEIKO Colorpainter sII 64S for sale

64" solvent printer with take up roll. One owner from new and has always been looked after being on Colourgen / Tech8 warranty. Full service history book with the printer detailing all work done on it since purchase. Comes with whatever ink is left in the machine. We're selling it as we have 2 ...

Tue May 29, 2012 1:18 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Ezytaper For Sale - Cheltenham £600 No VAT

Replies: 2

Views: 1750

SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!!! - Many Thanks

Tue May 29, 2012 9:58 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 10ft aluminium trestles £150 cheltenham

Replies: 2

Views: 1914

10ft aluminium trestles £150 cheltenham

Hi All,
We're having a bit of a tidy, and we dont use these anymore.
First one with £150 can have them - it's just the trestles, no boards or anything else !
Collect from Cheltenham GL51
Tel 01242 513133

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 28, 2012 5:02 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Ezytaper For Sale - Cheltenham £600 No VAT

Replies: 2

Views: 1750

Ezytaper For Sale - Cheltenham £600 No VAT

Up for grabs is an Ezytaper in very good condition.
Price £600.
No Vat on this item.
Give us a call on 01242 513133

Cheers
Joe

Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:43 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber AR400 CNC router 4'x4' for sale with artpath software

Replies: 1

Views: 1893

Gerber AR400 CNC router 4'x4' for sale with artpath software

Hi All, I'm selling my CNC router. It's got a 4' x 4' bed. Easy to use and we have cut everything from acrylic to dibond to plywood on it. The software is gerber artpath, and can import any vector file to cut. You can pull any length of material through it, and we have done lots of fret cut illumina...

Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: He would have hated it......

Replies: 28

Views: 4002

sadly missed....

To John, Cheers !

Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:27 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: advice needed - old light box has trim missing

Replies: 8

Views: 3575

Robert has answered this ~I think......
easiest and most economical way of doing it.

cheers
joe

Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HAPPY 40TH TO ROBERT LAMBIE

Replies: 31

Views: 4043

Belated happy birthday from me.
You're a man now lambie!
Cheers
Joe

Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RIP Peter Horner - formerly Ezytaper Europe

Replies: 9

Views: 2635

Thanks for all the kind words guys.

I've told Karen we've started this post re Peter's passing.

Cheers
Joe

Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: RIP Peter Horner - formerly Ezytaper Europe

Replies: 9

Views: 2635

RIP Peter Horner - formerly Ezytaper Europe

Hi All, I've had an email this morning from Karen, Peter's wife..... "I just wanted to let you know that it is with great sadness that Peter passed away 11th February he had been poorly for some time and suffered a stroke in December". I know we've lost another fantastic person from our si...

Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Chris Ferrie of I-Spi Trade, has passed away...

Replies: 25

Views: 5738

I've been in Ireland for the last couple of weeks, just got back and read this and I'm truly shocked by this - my deepest condolences to his family. Chris was good craic and I've had the pleasure of a chat and a pint with him after the show at the ricoh in coventry. A good bloke, who will be sadly m...

Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Non payer

Replies: 52

Views: 9071

I too have one of these non payers at the moment, who owes me £900 for the balance on the job.
Contrary to some advice offered, you can't just go and take the sign down due to legal issues involved.
Court seems to be the only viable option.

Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Corby Graphix final update from me

Replies: 16

Views: 3016

Good to hear from you today Peter,
Speak soon.
Cheers
Joe

Wed May 26, 2010 9:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixing Dibond to cladding issues?

Replies: 30

Views: 4674

Peter Normington wrote:Phil,
aeronautical engineers used countersunk rivets on the spitfire to reduce drag,

Peter


Do you remember that from when you were a lad then Peter? :lol1:

Thu May 20, 2010 11:18 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Tool holder/advice needed for Gerber Engraver?

Replies: 6

Views: 2702

try western sign systems in westbury, wiltshire - ask for Keith - he'll be able to sort it for you I'm sure.
Cheers
Joe

Thu May 20, 2010 7:01 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: FOR SALE Ezy Taper with stand

Replies: 7

Views: 1697

I know someone who'll have it for £500, and collect it if you're interested...
Cheers
Joe

Tue May 04, 2010 6:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 30352

:(
Absolute tragedy and a sad loss to his family and this community.

Like others, I can't quite believe it.

Did some contract work for John last summer, and you couldn't have asked for a better person to work with.
Nothing was too much trouble.

A true gentleman gone too soon.

Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of Built up metal letters

Replies: 2

Views: 464

Sent you a PM Jonathan.
Cheers
Joe

Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:57 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Ezy Taper 1530mm

Replies: 11

Views: 1797

might have a buyer for this, Paul - if it's still available....
Cheers
Joe

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:00 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 3M's Di-Noc Film (Carbon)

Replies: 1

Views: 632

Do a search of the boards Nicholas, it's been well covered.....
Cheers
Joe

Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signmaker from Wellingborough breaks World Record!

Replies: 33

Views: 2369

Sorry Mate but I can top that..... Mobile rang once at 1.30am - a Turkish kebab shop owner ringing to see if his stuff was ready - told him to F*** off! Also had someone (existing customer who buys banners for her pub that's just down the road from my shop) ring me at 11.45pm and left a voicemail to...

Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SignIreland Whos going?

Replies: 67

Views: 7869

I'm going as well....
See you there.
Cheers
Joe

Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:26 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 54" roland vinyl cutter for sale...

Replies: 5

Views: 1949

Peter Normington wrote:Joe

its an old machine, but then everything has a value, even for scrap!


Peter


Are you talking about the roland, or yereself there Peter :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:29 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 54" roland vinyl cutter for sale...

Replies: 5

Views: 1949

65 views and not a nibble !
Off to evilbay with it then.
Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:44 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 54" roland vinyl cutter for sale...

Replies: 5

Views: 1949

54" roland vinyl cutter for sale...

Hi all, Since getting the versacamm, our faithful old cutter hasn't been used much, so have decided to see if anyone here wants it before casting it out onto ebay. It's a roland cammjet cj-70, originally a pigment based print and cut machine, but we have only used it for cutting for the past five ye...

Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:13 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Running a cutter from a generator?

Replies: 8

Views: 2887

Running a cutter from a generator?

Hi All,
Anyone know if I can run a cutter and laptop from a regular petrol genni, or do I need some special type?

Anyone ever done this as a mobile setup?
Cheers
Joe

Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Barracuda roll up banner stands - where to get them?

Replies: 2

Views: 414

Barracuda roll up banner stands - where to get them?

Hi all,
Does anyone know where to get these roll up banner stands @ 800 wide?
Also any idea on costs?
Cheers
Joe

Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:08 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what is the up to date best price of 440mm ecosol max carts?

Replies: 19

Views: 3379

£73 from spandex, 2 carts last week.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: vinyl for walls, your suggestions please

Replies: 17

Views: 2148

mactac 8900 matt works well.....

Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:05 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which printer? for a starter in digital printing...

Replies: 18

Views: 4540

Versacamm VP540 here, and it's a fantastic piece of kit, wouldn't use anything else .
CheersJoe

Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: interesting link about UK chicken sign maker!

Replies: 2

Views: 528

interesting link about UK chicken sign maker!

Apparently this is the bloke responsible for all the fast food signs you see.....

http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/meet-mr-chicken/

Cheers
Joe

Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:35 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: what are your opinions with intercoat wrap vinyl?

Replies: 64

Views: 25754

joe you are a very experienced vinyl jockey what amazing technique have they come up with, and do you think it will make a difference. chris I might have a lot of experience with normal vinyl Chris, but not massive experience with wraps, but have been on the Roland course and done a few bits with J...

Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:29 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: what are your opinions with intercoat wrap vinyl?

Replies: 64

Views: 25754

We have a van in at the moment that has similar issues but on a much smaller scale then Karl's. We are using the coloured variety of the wrap material though, not laminated. My first port of call was to phone the supplier of the intercoat vinyl, who immediately offered to replace the vinyl or to giv...

Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: facia signage: first dibond sign

Replies: 9

Views: 3896

Wow, that's outstanding for a first effort... :o :o

Well done sir!

Cheers
Joe

Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:31 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks PDF problems....anyone got any ideas?

Replies: 9

Views: 2064

Thanks Alan..... that Cutepdf did the trick - very useful little program!

Cheers
Joe

Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:39 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: versaworks PDF problems....anyone got any ideas?

Replies: 9

Views: 2064

versaworks PDF problems....anyone got any ideas?

Hi All, I am doing a trade job for an ad agency ( 8'x3' banners). They've sent artwork as a pdf as requested, which opens up fine in acrobat reader so everything looks fine, but when I put it into versaworks the banner is a small speck in the middle of a white page which is 5000mm x 5000mm. I can't ...

Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:58 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Giving Free upgrade to firmware adding RIPC to VP540

Replies: 14

Views: 5056

Hi gavin,

Just had a look at roland's website and it seems it's just for the vp300 and vp540 mate.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:14 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Roland Giving Free upgrade to firmware adding RIPC to VP540

Replies: 14

Views: 5056

Roland Giving Free upgrade to firmware adding RIPC to VP540

Hi All, For the last few weeks I've been privileged to beta test the new firmware for the VP540, that gives you the same intelligent pass control as the new versa-art. The increase in print speed is around 80% quicker in standard mode. The RIPC rip feature puts down a "filler pass" of ink ...

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Opinions on Vehicle wrap price please?

Replies: 9

Views: 3670

Just quoted for a very similar setup an a vivaro....£1500.
Customer went for partial wrap instead for £800.
cheers
joe

Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:53 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm VP540

Replies: 4

Views: 1200

I have one for nearly a year now, best think I ever got !

Virtually maintenance free and prints well.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:44 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: assortment

Replies: 22

Views: 9605

very nice work.

cheers
joe

Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:10 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Why does my VersaCamm turn off halfway though a job?

Replies: 12

Views: 3933

What type of file are you sending to versaworks?

I had the same problem when sending eps and sometimes pdfs with the VP-540.

Now I do everything as tiffs and haven't had a problem since.

Cheers
Joe

Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Wallpaper Job

Replies: 11

Views: 1401

Nice Andrew,

Where did you get the images?

Looks really good.

Cheers
Joe

Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Long time no see.........

Replies: 34

Views: 2644

Someone must have that picture of paul back in the day with the policemans' helmet......
welcome back Paul!
Cheers
Joe

Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:35 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: has anyone seen the new Versa Art printer yet?

Replies: 20

Views: 4018

Saw the versa-art at Roland's HQ in Bristol yesterday..... Absolutely amazing piece of kit for the money, in my opinion If I had the option of the versa art at the time I got my VP540, I'd have gone for the versa art. They have some kind of new technology that puts down a small "filler" pa...

Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Try this

Replies: 5

Views: 640

Harry,
You just wasted 15 minutes of my life you big eejit !
What the hell is that horse question with the alphabet all about?

Cheers
Joe

Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:57 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: my report from the roland academy

Replies: 11

Views: 2534

Hi all, Having just completed the vehicle wrap course last thursday and friday, I found it excellent ! James Deacon must be one of the most professional people I've met in the sign industry, and I found his training second to none. I've been on other wrapping days and demos, but James takes a differ...

Wed May 07, 2008 8:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Europoint, Vinyl roll length errors.

Replies: 14

Views: 2384

I buy from europoint in Bristol, and they are often short on their measurements of part rolls of vinyl. ie getting 4.5m when you ordered 5m.

Someone at europoint needs to buy some decent measuring tapes!

Cheers
Joe

Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO from Galway

Replies: 13

Views: 1298

Is that yerself from dynasigns........

Cheers
Joe

Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:39 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: edge lit signage: beach bar

Replies: 20

Views: 3396

Nice Work Steve, We're just about to do some of these ourselves so need a bit of advice.... Where do you get the extrusion from, and do you get bar length or cut to size with the LEDs already installed? Also what speeds/settings are you running the router at, and presuming you're using a v-shaped bi...

Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: "The Vinyl thread", Add to me please!

Replies: 49

Views: 6364

Neschen.

Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Moving printer short distance

Replies: 19

Views: 3322

might be fixed to the outside of the machine at the back - on the right hand side as you look at it from behind....... Anyone near you with a versa you can borrow a bracket from? DONT move it without locking the head in position though , it'll f3ck up the printer!! :o :o Cheers Joe PS Roland parts c...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:13 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Moving printer short distance

Replies: 19

Views: 3322

Don't forget to lock the head - if it's a versacamm you should have a blue bracket to do this. I've moved mine - back of a sprinter - plenty of strategically placed straps, and me in the back holding on to it! Just make sure the driver is careful and do it when there's not much traffic about! Cheers...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:37 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMaster Pro?

Replies: 23

Views: 10403

Hey Shaun, Did a waybackmachine search for your old web pages and found this from 2000: " How much will upgrades cost? VinylMaster Pro is continually being improved and updated. Many minor improvements are placed on our web site ***.******-*. com in the downloads section for free download. When...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:04 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: how do i add routing bridges/tabs?

Replies: 11

Views: 4627

Is the foot pad hole of the router shroud quite large then? If it is make a 3mm foamex one with a smaller hole and stick it to the base of the shroud,should stop it sucking up small letter inserts. The best ideas are always the simplest! Thanks for that Fred - Feel daft I never thought of that........

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:43 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: where do you all get your double sided tape for router work?

Replies: 6

Views: 2474

Had a look at packstat...

Which tape to use??????

Cheers
Joe

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:40 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: how do i add routing bridges/tabs?

Replies: 11

Views: 4627

is the acyrlic backing tape being removed both sides? You taking the mickey now dave? If you mean the double sided tape - (bully) .....signUK. :lol1: :lol1: However if you mean the protective covering on the sheet itself, then no. But this is not being pulled off either as it cuts the letters and s...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:08 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: where do you all get your double sided tape for router work?

Replies: 6

Views: 2474

where do you all get your double sided tape for router work?

Hi all, You may have seen my other topic about routing bridges on a router... On another note, where do you all get your double sided tape for router work? I've been buying from builders merchants/B&Q and using double sided carpet t