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Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McNamara - Various F1 car graphics

Replies: 1

Views: 1459

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: 1415

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: 2742

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: 2240

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: 1861

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: 1174

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: 1501

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: 2082

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: 1844

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: 1990

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: 1844

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: 1953

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: 4217

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: 3681

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: 4274

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: 2779

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: 2779

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: 5933

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: 9343

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: 3147

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: 4841

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: 2857

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: 1840

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: 31333

:(
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: 509

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: 1922

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: 678

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: 2589

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: 8243

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: 2105

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: 2105

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: 2105

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: 3001

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: 463

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: 3552

£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: 2254

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: 4776

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: 579

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: 27488

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: 27488

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: 4080

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: 2189

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: 2189

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: 5237

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: 5237

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: 3837

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: 1271

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: 9805

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: 4109

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: 1519

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: 2823

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: 4208

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: 701

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: 2673

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: 2497

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: 1377

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: 3623

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: 6830

Neschen.

Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:32 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Moving printer short distance

Replies: 19

Views: 3516

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: 3516

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: 10926

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: 4897

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: 2621

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: 4897

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: 2621

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 tape - this has been ok as we've not been doing a massive amount ...

Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:47 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: how do i add routing bridges/tabs?

Replies: 11

Views: 4897

Is it not just a lot easier using tape? :o No Fred, it's not- tape's doing my head in! The extraction keeps sucking up the centre of a letter (this happens a lot with small letters where the centre of the letter has been missed by the tape)- this "lump" of material then catches on another...

Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:15 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: how do i add routing bridges/tabs?

Replies: 11

Views: 4897

how do i add routing bridges/tabs?

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows how to do this. I want to add bridges/tabs (like in the attached picture) so I can cut lettering etc without having to tape it down as I don't have a vac bed on my router. I'm using a gerber ar400 router with artpath 6.0 but can't find a bridge option in artpat...

Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What adhesive is best to fix nylon locators to dibond?

Replies: 5

Views: 1110

Do a search, this has been well covered recently.

Cheers
Joe

Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:02 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMaster Pro?

Replies: 23

Views: 10926

We even waived the V2.0 to V2.50 upgrade charge and only charged USD$20 for a CD set just to cover our costs… this has always been available to you and all V2.0 users. I certainly wasn't offered that when I enquired about my "free" upgrade. Your software is still good value for money for ...

Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:11 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Flyers, leaflets, brochures to promote your business, anyone

Replies: 5

Views: 1530

Flyers, leaflets, brochures to promote your business, anyone

Hi all, I'm in the process of designing a leaflet to drop into businesses near me to generate more work as I'm about to take someone on, and need a bit more work to "move to the next level", so to speak. I'm looking for a bit of inspiration if anyone's done anything similar. ie post a pic ...

Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:41 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMaster Pro?

Replies: 23

Views: 10926

Nice to see you're still around Shaun. I use VMP version 2.0 for all my vinyl work. I was one of the first to buy VMP in the UK i believe, back around 2000, and have used it ever since (had it sent over from the states as you didn't have a UK distributor at the time). When I bought it I was promised...

Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:34 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: cutting speeds and passes for 8mm cast clear acrylic??

Replies: 4

Views: 2088

thanks for the help Barrett.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:09 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: cutting speeds and passes for 8mm cast clear acrylic??

Replies: 4

Views: 2088

some are 60mm and some are 350mm and some shapes as well!

Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:25 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: cutting speeds and passes for 8mm cast clear acrylic??

Replies: 4

Views: 2088

cutting speeds and passes for 8mm cast clear acrylic??

Hi all,

Have some acrylic letters to cut later and can't find my reference book......

Anyone know how many passes to do 8mm clear cast acrylic and spindle speed etc???

Cheers
Joe

Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:01 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Our First Partial Wrap: worthings corporation

Replies: 4

Views: 1669

Cool van, is that the chevy?

I want one ...broom broom!

Cheers
Joe

Oh yeah...whats wrapped? the whole thing? (?)

Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: printed canvases: photo selection

Replies: 12

Views: 1780

Cool!
Where can we buy that media - roller blind stuff?

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:24 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Wood effect composite / dibond material ? Where to get it ??

Replies: 7

Views: 2567

Thanks for the info guys.
I see that reynobond/alcoa make it - now just need to find out who sells it....
Where's Craig Brown when you need him ! :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

PS Vinyl covering is a no go - it's for a folded sign tray with fret cut acrylic letters.

Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: suggestions please customers keep booking but not appearing?

Replies: 57

Views: 6965

a plumber......good. stick an advert on gumtree in your area....plumber £12 per hour, no callout, parts at cost etc and his mobile number.....his phone will be off the hook Then..... :evil: :evil: :evil: Put a couple of adverts in your local free ads paper. Things like " 37" LCD tv for sal...

Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:21 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Wood effect composite / dibond material ? Where to get it ??

Replies: 7

Views: 2567

Thank You Colin,
There's a Righton in Bristol - I'll call them tomorrow.
Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: suggestions please customers keep booking but not appearing?

Replies: 57

Views: 6965

What type of Biz is it Phil ?

Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:57 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Wood effect composite / dibond material ? Where to get it ??

Replies: 7

Views: 2567

Wood effect composite / dibond material ? Where to get it ??

Hi all, Seen this on smart groups website and wondered if anyone knows where to get it? I have a folded tray to do in dark brown, but the customer would be over the moon if we could do it in mahogany effect composite. PS if no one knows where to get the mahogany dibond, does anyone do a dark brown o...

Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Moon Landing Conspiracy - Incredible new evidence

Replies: 32

Views: 3063

*rofl* *rofl* *rofl* *rofl* *rofl* :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
you're some eejit phil !
Great to have a laugh to start the day - nearly choked on me coffee.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Lambie joining the Sign Trade?

Replies: 64

Views: 8027

Congrats Rob & Audrey!

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:09 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: i fold dibond trys in-house how do you do yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1643

Cheers for the reply Rich.

Do you use a piece of angle to reinforce the corners as well or literally just fold the edges, tape 'em temporarily together and run some glue down the join?
What kind of glue you using mate?

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone help have a problem with locators & rynabond

Replies: 12

Views: 1240

I had similar concerns with a similar job recently. I phoned Penloc and the chap there said the same thing about the studs having a mould release contaminant on 'em. He suggested the same as Gavin. Have a piece of sandpaper taped to the bench and rub the studs along it to roughen them up (do the sam...

Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:42 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Cutting thick vinyl on versacamm

Replies: 18

Views: 3489

Clear your schedule for at least 4 hours..........................



and ring Harry at Mathias :lol1:

He'll put you right.

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:39 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: i fold dibond trys in-house how do you do yours?

Replies: 4

Views: 1643

i fold dibond trys in-house how do you do yours?

Hi Gang and a happy new year to you all. We make our own trays, router the sheets, cut the corners out then fold. Recently I've started riveting a piece of ali angle in the corners for strength and a neater corner. The question I have is, do you finish the routed slot that you fold along or do you j...

Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Does anyone know where I can get hold of shade shifter vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 964

Hi Higgi,
Hexis definitely do it - about £7 a meter @610 wide.
Get some samples from them first as some colours are better than others with the effect!
Cheers
Joe

Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings

Replies: 7

Views: 669

Merry Christmas From Galway!

Hope you all have a great one and a prosperous new year.

Cheers
Joe

Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: wallpaper graphics: poppy

Replies: 8

Views: 893

Nice wallpaper! I'm wondering how you get it to line up - cay you print to the edge of the material with your printer or do you cut the paper ? If you cut it does it join up OK when you hang it on the wall? I've had a sample sent to me and was wondering how I'm going to hang it on the wall and get i...

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:28 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: dibond tray in one piece 4.33m long in one piece - unusual?

Replies: 7

Views: 1639

Hi Fred, Yea, I've heard about having 5m & 6m sheets but know they are special order and lots of money. What I'm trying to get across to my customer is that joins in panels, be it dibond trays or perspex panels, are a fact of life in the sign industry but he seems to think all signs are one piec...

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:17 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: dibond tray in one piece 4.33m long in one piece - unusual?

Replies: 7

Views: 1639

thanks for the reply Gary.
Cheers
Joe

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:07 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: dibond tray in one piece 4.33m long in one piece - unusual?

Replies: 7

Views: 1639

dibond tray in one piece 4.33m long in one piece - unusual?

Hi everyone and merry christmas! I have just made up a dibond tray for a customer and took it down to put it up this morning. For one reason or other we didn't put it up and took it back to the shop, and had intended putting it up tomorrow. The customer had a look at the sign (4330mm x 740mm folded ...

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Replacement a-boards

Replies: 12

Views: 1230

Chain something like this to a lamp post !
Job Done
Image

Cheers
Joe
:lol1:

Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:27 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: should i buy a gerber/spandex system 48?

Replies: 17

Views: 11000

Hi Dave, I have an older router - it's the model that replaced the system 48, an AR-400 Gerber. I find it brilliant and I use gerber artpath to run it, just import an ai file, select an inner or outer cut and off it goes, very simple to use. I know you can still get some bits for these older machine...

Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated lettering: bp collins solicitors

Replies: 17

Views: 1772

Easily the best job I've seen on here ever - well done!
I'm guessing 4.5k ish......?

Cheers
Joe

Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: aesthetics

Replies: 14

Views: 1537

Superb work again mate.

Rich is an inspiration to the rest of us yet again.

Just one question.....why not do the locators and drilling in the workshop?

Keep posting those pics though - top notch!

Cheers
Joe

Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:50 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: built up stainless letters suppliers please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2600

Try Andy at Alchemy in Bristol - really nice bloke!
Alchemy Lettering Co
17 Lawfords Gate
St Judes
Bristol
BS2 0DY
Avon
Tel: 0117 941 1800

Cheers
Joe

Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: easy taper price

Replies: 6

Views: 931

:oops:
Yer spot on Kev,

The bigger one is 1500mm wide.

There is no 1370 wide.

Peter at ezytaper will wind me up about this I'm sure :oops: :oops: :roll:

Cheers
Joe

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: easy taper price

Replies: 6

Views: 931

Hi,
The 1370 wide is available for £2350 plus VAT.
Worth every penny!
cheers
Joe

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Price it Guide

Replies: 32

Views: 3904

I have a couple of them but I got about 10 at the initial launch from Paul, and have given most of them away to other sign people!

I'll give paul a call to see if it's OK to scan one and post it for members to download if that helps.

Cheers
Joe

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Dairy Milk Ad

Replies: 7

Views: 924

The local radio station in bristol have had a "drumming monkey" popping up on roundabouts and busy junctions causing traffic chaos all last week with people stopping to take pics etc. The chimp is a bit of a celeb in bristol now! Here he is: http://www.gwrfmbristol.co.uk/PhotoWallPhoto.asp...

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:12 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

Got in this morning and changed the hard drives over, but now it won't boot up.

It goes to a black screen that gives you the option of safe mode etc then I pick one, and it just goes off and on again and comes back to the same screen.

God, I hate computers sometimes.

Joe

Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Losing Premises

Replies: 23

Views: 2562

Isn't it a bit of a squeeze getting a router into a container mate (or maybe not?).

Love to see some pics if you have any as I've thought of doing this myself as well.

Cheers
joe

Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:33 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

Might have to give that a go in the morning, Phil.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:27 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

No you're not being stupid Phil, not at all mate.

I tried that as well but as the external drive is run through USB, it doesn't show up in the BIOS boot options!

I've spent all day in the shop banging my head against a brick wall!!!!

I think I've tried nearly every option.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:14 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

The printer is an SP300V.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:44 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

Thanks for the quick replies, It's running XP pro on the new PC. Even if I could download VW from Roland's site I still have the same problem. The external drive has full versaworks 2.2 (whatever the latest one is) so if I download the program again onto this PC i'm using now (my laptop) I'd still h...

Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:22 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Replies: 15

Views: 2288

Anyone know if you can run versaworks from an external drive

Hi all, I've had the computer crash today and I have a load of work to print tomorrow :roll: :roll: I had to go out and but a new PC and I got a HDD enclosure for the hard drive from the dead one so I could access my work on the original drive.(this was the C: drive in the crashed PC) Now, here's th...

Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:07 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle car wrap: colourful clio

Replies: 13

Views: 4429

Psychedelic man!

Bet you used lots of application fluid ........ :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:43 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone recommend a Tinting Vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 810

Yea - dartzfilmz forgot about them ...

Ask to speak to Billy and mention my name - he'll do you a good deal.
His stuff is not bad and he might even do you some training.

PS window tinting is not as easy as it looks!

Cheers
Joe

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone recommend a Tinting Vinyl?

Replies: 4

Views: 810

Suntek is the best I've used.
You can get it from vinyl logistics in newark, Notts - google it- speak to Jayne or Richard and tell them I sent ya.

Cheers
joe

Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Who's going to Sign Ireland?

Replies: 38

Views: 4028

I think I'm going to be there doing the ezytaper demos with Peter again, like sign UK this year.

I see it's open 'till 9pm though......

Should be stuck in a pub in temple bar by then :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:33 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Photos needed - polished stainless backlit (halo) letters

Replies: 2

Views: 1068

Photos needed - polished stainless backlit (halo) letters

Hi all, Does anyone have any good photos of work they've done involving polished stainless built up letters with led halo illumination? I need to show the customer the concept to make sure it's what they want - there's a bit of a language problem, and I think if I can show them some it might do the ...

Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:45 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: potential changes by the DVLA - Number plates

Replies: 1

Views: 620

Thanks for posting that Craig, nice one mate.
I'll fill it in tomorrow and send it in.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can i have advise please on laminators/easytapers?

Replies: 27

Views: 3378

Hi Gary,

I'll give you a call tomorrow re ezytapers.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:23 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: where can i source a light box from?

Replies: 4

Views: 1199

I know I'm sounding like an advert for them but speak to Nova aluminium in Bristol.
Great lightboxes and service and a friendly bunch of people.

Cheers
Joe

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Congratulations Nick !

Replies: 18

Views: 2262

Fair play to ya Nick,
Yer an honourary paddy now.......have to change your name to Mick! :lol1: :lol1:

Good luck ta yerself and yer wan!

slainte
Joe

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: articulated lorry, Utopium lighting

Replies: 2

Views: 906

vehicle graphics: articulated lorry, Utopium lighting

A recent one I did.....

Had to do it on my own on a Saturday, you never knew working a squeegee could be this tiring, especially with thousands of rivets!

Cheers
Joe

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Modular sign supplier needed

Replies: 4

Views: 869

hi Jayne, Spoke to Kieth at western signs today regarding this, and they can do it for you. They are a spandex sign centre and do very high quality trade work. They are based in westbury in wiltshire - do a google and you'll find them. Nice small friendly company - tell Keith I referred you! Cheers ...

Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: oh forgot to add...guess who is 18 years married today?

Replies: 25

Views: 1610

Happy belated anniversary Marcella & John,

Hope ye had a great crack for it - I'm sure ye did.

Good luck for the next 18.

Hail, hail....

Joe

Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Aluminium extrusion supplier UK

Replies: 5

Views: 976

Google: "Nova aluminium" ... They're all ex universal people and a nice friendly bunch, and they're based in bristol at the other end of the road from universal. Universal will just refer you to Amari if you want to buy just extrusion to fabricate yourself - adding a middle man! Speak to P...

Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:33 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: amusements

Replies: 12

Views: 1360

Nicely done Derek....

cheers
joe

Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ad Van

Replies: 2

Views: 644

any local metalwork/welding fabricator near you will be able to do it.

cheers
joe

Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:21 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Double Sided Stickers with Versaworks

Replies: 2

Views: 1331

Good way of doing it Ben.

Thanks for taking the time to post this tip !

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i airbrush paint onto vinyl?

Replies: 18

Views: 2595

Createx auto air... best of the lot I've tried.

It's water based so you can use water to thin it.

Grips vinyl !

You can buy it from hobbycraft stores or direct from createx.....
just google them

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Andrew Boyle!

Replies: 26

Views: 1916

Happy Bday Andrew!
Have a good one
Cheers
Joe

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Robs Ezy-Taper Tutorial at Sign UK

Replies: 4

Views: 1046

Here's the real photo before Rob doctored it...... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: So, what did you do on the weekend?

Replies: 53

Views: 3635

Went home to Ireland for two days.
Great craic, plenty of beer.
Weather was very hot!

Oh well...back to work tomorrow.
cheers
Joe

Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: digital printed banner: sign point

Replies: 28

Views: 5211

Like the banner Karl, really grabs ya....

Not too sure about the dodgy geezer pointing on the sign though :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 24, 2007 10:33 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: supplier of double sided Illuminated projecting signs

Replies: 6

Views: 1484

Try these guys Higgi, nova aluminium.

Speak to Paul Vickery and tell him I sent ya!

Proper company not suits!

http://www.nova-aluminium.com/signs/signs.html

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 24, 2007 10:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roland Academy

Replies: 20

Views: 2452

Hi Joe Yep new-be to digital, but eger to learn, been making signs for 9 yrs now, picked up quite a bit along the way, so this was the problem with the course, as I said, it wasn't advanced enough, but the staff were great, and the response i had from Roland was second to none , but the course does...

Thu May 24, 2007 8:57 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Estate Agent Boards - Sizes

Replies: 13

Views: 6359

What are "wee bits" Marcella? :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 24, 2007 8:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Re-cycling of sign waste?

Replies: 21

Views: 2021

Good think you're Irish Harry....
Otherwise you can't call us paddys!
Political correctness and all that.

Slainte
Seosamh !

Thu May 24, 2007 4:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roland Academy

Replies: 20

Views: 2452

Glad to see you had some good response from Roland re the course Ian. I was shown some of the course content and course notes re the colour management and photoshop tutorials (before the academy started when I bought my versacamm) and they looked good to me. I notice you're listed on UKSB as a newbi...

Wed May 23, 2007 8:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I am looking into a Mimaki JV3-75 Printer with cutter

Replies: 9

Views: 1178

Just out of curiosity Vale 46?....

What did you get offered in part-ex for you sp-300? (thinking of upgrading myself)

Cheers
joe

Wed May 23, 2007 7:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roland Academy

Replies: 20

Views: 2452

Count me in Lambo!

I'll give Marc or Peter a bell when I get 5 minutes.

Cheers
Joe

Tue May 22, 2007 9:21 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

Including the stand:

1915mm long including handle attached.
1220mm high to top of rollers
800mm wide at base of stand.

Cheers

Mon May 21, 2007 9:59 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can I print onto ordinary vinyl ?

Replies: 22

Views: 2192

Versacamm, Lynn.

Your JV3 should be fine as well though.

Just a matter of playing wit a profile that works well.

I use the metamark MD5 profile for lots of stuff like this as it seems to work on really well

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 21, 2007 9:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK Signboards get together

Replies: 19

Views: 1746

those are funny :lol1: that kinda looked a bit like breakfast time in the Holiday Inn Express :D I didn't get to see that as I had to be back on the stand for 9am so skipped breakfast at the holiday inn..... Meself and Lambie were sipping bottles of water all day thursday. Breakfast, yer a braver l...

Mon May 21, 2007 9:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Can I print onto ordinary vinyl ?

Replies: 22

Views: 2192

Hi Cheryl, I print loads of black onto yellow vinyl then ezytaper it onto magnetic for taxi signs. It prints fine but you might need to try a few profiles to get a good one. The yellow I printed onto was oracal 651 and got through a full roll in a day. Seen some of the signs recently and they still ...

Mon May 21, 2007 9:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

I'll measure it when I get to the shop in the morning John

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 21, 2007 9:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello All... from Wales

Replies: 13

Views: 1689

Nice work there on your site, Gab.

Welcome aboard.

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 21, 2007 7:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: loading vinyl problem

Replies: 7

Views: 1641

Jaysus :o

:roll: :roll: :roll:

Fri May 18, 2007 12:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Roland Academy

Replies: 20

Views: 2452

Hi Ian, It's a shame you didn't get what you wanted from the course. I know Marc, as he lives in Bristol and is based at Roland HQ near me. He's probably the most helpful person I've come across from a supplier in all my time in the industry. I'll draw his attention to this post, as I know they like...

Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier needed - post and panel system

Replies: 4

Views: 725

Hey big G,

Try Nova aluminium in Bristol.

Tel 0117 955 6463.

Speak to Paul Vickery, (or Gary Austin) and tell them I sent ya !

Just visited their factory Wednesday and they showed me a panel / post system just like you're looking for.

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 17, 2007 11:49 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Digi printing here I come....

Replies: 22

Views: 2518

It's amazing how lazy you can get with digi ! Weeding.....oh yeah, I remember that.... :lol1: :lol1: Seriously though, we still cut loads of stuff as well as the digi printed, but you can do so much with the digital it'll make your life much easier. Some people say to make sure you can afford one, a...

Mon May 14, 2007 9:59 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: VinylMaster Pro?

Replies: 23

Views: 10926

I've used it since I bought it in 2000!

Fantastic piece of software, and there's nothing I can't do with it.

Wouldn't use anything else!

Cheers
Joe

Sat May 12, 2007 10:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Pic for Dave R

Replies: 53

Views: 4674

Not really sure where this is going....

I know it's all good fun but........
Bit more respect for Marcy needed maybe :o

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 10, 2007 9:33 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: ECO SOL MAX INKS

Replies: 25

Views: 4236

Good question...

I'll be watching this one as well.

You can get them sent from US a lot cheaper though.

Cheers
Joe

Thu May 10, 2007 8:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New Ventures

Replies: 32

Views: 3011

What's the setup cost / learning curve like on embroidery?

I get asked for it a lot.

And how long does it take to do a shirt for example?

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 07, 2007 10:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Your opinion of Sign UK 2007?

Replies: 27

Views: 3287

It was worth it just to see "the Normster" - "doin the Normingtom" :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Seriously though, I wish I had more of a chance to have a look around but was busy on the stand. Seemed well worth the trip for me - if even just for the inspiration value...

Mon May 07, 2007 8:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

Hi Richard, Yes Peter (Horner) does have a sign company in Spain and will be more than happy to demo the machine to you - I'm sure.... He's in Almeria: Plaza de la constitucion 12 Lubrin 04271 Almeria Espana Phone: 0844 734 8596 or (0034) 950 477 199 I don't know why you're having trouble contacting...

Mon May 07, 2007 10:55 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

Hi all, A lot of you will have seen me doing demos of the ezytaper at Sign UK. Like a lot of ezytaper owners I got one after looking at other laminators first. (the guy from GMP got so fed up of my questions that he told me if the ezytaper is so good why didn't I p*** off and get one of them then - ...

Mon May 07, 2007 10:42 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Stupid question time .......

Replies: 18

Views: 5144

Red eye removal tool......?

Isn't that the bell they ring at closing time to get rid of you Marcy ?? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 07, 2007 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: JOB PRICEING AND COSTING BOOK

Replies: 23

Views: 3061

I agree with you phil, Great idea this so well done to Paul for doing it. I showed it to a few new signmakers who were asking me for advice about pricing when they met me on the ezytaper stand, and the reaction was one of amazement - like all their prayers had just been answered. I'll be using it in...

Fri May 04, 2007 9:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Big Thanks to Robert!!!!

Replies: 109

Views: 8761

Well done Lambie! What a great crack that all was. I got back home lastnight about 9.30 after packing up the ezytaper stand etc. Probably the best laugh I've had in years! Can't wait for next year. Great to meet you all finally as well - seems like much more of a sign family now! Cheers Joe

Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Your worst spelling effort

Replies: 49

Views: 5583

"TUMA MAYO & SWEETCORN" on a menu board inside a posh cafe a few weeks ago. Put the boards up, and the owners smarmy sons says "the signs are really nice but it's a shame about the spelling error..." Yeah right I thought - heard that gag a million times - Then I looked up at ...

Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:15 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what is the Law regarding vinyl numbers on cars?

Replies: 22

Views: 3446

I have done 2 porches for the cannon ball run in the past, never any questions of legislation regarding numbers, even though the event is verging on illegal :D http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=22410&highlight= Peter Porches? Porsches Peter, porsches. And I thought you knew everything...

Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: interior signage: simon carter

Replies: 19

Views: 4773

Hi Rich,

Can you stop putting up pictures of such nice work - you're putting the rest of us to shame !!! :o

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Really excellent work though mate - nice to see stuff like this.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How much guarantee would you give on signs using 751 cast?

Replies: 7

Views: 1437

This week, I have just been back to a sign we did in 2000 using oracal 651.

Still looks as good as the day it went up, no shrinkage or anything, which really surprised me!.

As for warranty I'd have to agree with Jill - you don't know what abuse customers will give to vehicles.

Cheers
Joe

Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:12 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

I'm not sure about the price coming down...I haven't heard about that. If anyone wants to see an ezytaper working you're more than welcome to pop into my shop in Bristol for a demo! There are some demos being planned for later this year as well round the UK, but I'll put more details as I get them f...

Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ezy Taper

Replies: 119

Views: 50580

I'd agree with Karen about it maybe not being the very best laminator in the world. You do get a little silvering, but I find this has usually cleared after a couple of days. As for the other uses for this versatile machine - well I couldn't be without mine. I have a new girl working in the shop who...

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:36 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with my own car layout please?

Replies: 30

Views: 4190

I'm sure lots of people will help you as you've made an effort yourself.

Here's a simple 5 minute take on it.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:34 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone help me source various products please?

Replies: 12

Views: 2073

Vinyl logistics are doing a sale at the moment on coloured etch.

I just got 20m x 610mm blue crystal etch for about £2 a meter.

Speak to Jayne Mason and tell her I sent ya!!!!


Cheers
Joe

Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:21 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What printer?

Replies: 32

Views: 5699

I can only say good things about my versacamm. I had an email today about a versacamm / ezytaper package deal for a really good price. I'll post the details if it's ok with Rob as it could save people quite a few bob (well thousands!), but I'll have to check to see if I can release the details befor...

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Window Tinting Training Course

Replies: 7

Views: 1550

Mike,
Are you in Ireland or the UK?

ill speak to rob and he can get in contact with you...

Good Luck
Joe

Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated Sign - The Basement

Replies: 10

Views: 1887

That's a belter for a first lightbox!

Nice to see this being tried out as a first !

Cheers
Joe

Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Whats your view on Normington?

Replies: 44

Views: 5124

I've read a large percentage of your posts & I have to admit that you are the only one I can think of that can come across as needlessly stroppy sometimes you obviously know your stuff but I think some people can become too comfortable with their surroundings at times thanks for your honesty Gl...

Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:51 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: eyelet machine supplier

Replies: 6

Views: 3462

Hi Peter, If you buy 5 or 6 rolls of banner material from vinyl logistics, they'll give you the eyelet machine free! (and some eyelets as well I think) -about This is an upcoming offer I think, and if you're interested call Jayne Mason and tell her I sent ya! The banner material prints very nicely a...

Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New printer. Any advice?

Replies: 10

Views: 2517

Versacamm!

Best thing since sliced bread mate!

Cheers
Joe

Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:12 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: What locators to use on stainless letters?

Replies: 12

Views: 3314

Thanks for all the replies lads, When you refer to soldering, do you mean using a plumbing style blowlamp/torch with the thick plumbing solder - do you have to preheat the stainless in the area you are about to solder the fixings? The bighead fixings look like they'd be easy to solder onto the lette...

Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:38 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: What locators to use on stainless letters?

Replies: 12

Views: 3314

What locators to use on stainless letters?

Hi all, I have some flat cut 1.5mm(thick) x 340mm (height) stainless letters to fit to a wooden shopfront. The quotes are in for the letters from the usual trade suppliers we all use, BUT I have an engineering works very near me with a big laser who'll do 'em for me at a great price (I did their van...

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Licence plate query - legal?

Replies: 25

Views: 3107

Stick on reflective plates are not legal, unfortunately.

Have a look on DVLA's website - It's on there about self adhesive plates not being legal.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a white window film available?

Replies: 17

Views: 2950

Matt,

Trust me on this one - it does not exist!
He didn't buy white window film from halfords because they never sold it because it does not exist!!!!

He probably got some crap quality mirror tint from them.

I wouldn't waste my time on this guy mate.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:22 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing on clear with Versacamm

Replies: 3

Views: 1246

I print on oracal 3651 clear with no trouble at all on my versacamm.

Print in reverse, and laminate with white vinyl for really nice window graphics.

Some of the settings use a bit more ink or you can increase the contrast a bit.

Cheers
Joe

Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:20 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a white window film available?

Replies: 17

Views: 2950

I have had a lot to do with window films, and the only time I've ever heard of this stuff is from some smug architect who's " definitely seen it somewhere ", but can't remember where. We have a job to do at the moment (for a new mental institution!), and we are going through the same thing...

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cut Out Letter Fixing Locators

Replies: 10

Views: 2046

I just got some from Spandex and they were actually cheaper than where I used to get them from?????

I know....I can't believe it myself, but they're top quality.

Ring Spandex in Bristol and speak to Oliver and tell him I sent ya!

Cheers
Joe

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Magnetics, are there different grades?

Replies: 15

Views: 2158

Hi Bob, The .85 that europoint sell is from a well known magnetic supplier. I buy it direct in large quantities from them and you should have no problems with it - quality stuff. Customers will tell you anything to try and get freebies. They might roll the mags up and chuck 'em in the boot, then put...

Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beautician tunics?

Replies: 4

Views: 1104

Pencarrie might do them.....

I'll have a look through their catalogues when I get to the shop tomorrow.

Cheers
Joe

Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Children in Need

Replies: 34

Views: 6022

Maybe you could do a sponsored parachute jump or something similar.
:lol1: :lol1:

Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best vinyl removal method for a van?

Replies: 30

Views: 5719

heating can sometimes make things worse, I would just try peeling it with the aid of a blade to lift the corners first, and see how you go. Peter I know you have your opinion Peter but you shouldn't dismiss other methods because you think you know best. Heating will not make removing vinyl worse. T...

Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best vinyl removal method for a van?

Replies: 30

Views: 5719

Wallpaper steamer from Wickes....

Comes with two "heads" - Use the little one - bloody brilliant at getting vinyl off.

About £25.

I have 2 of em!

Cheers
Joe

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:18 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: im trying to colour match for an L200 please?

Replies: 3

Views: 988

Hi Mark, The vinyl used on the L200 Animals and warriors is definately oracal 751, as I've fitted some of it at mitsubishi's import centre at portbury dock in Bristol (all the mitsubishis come into the UK via Portbury). It's the gunmetal metallic and the silver metallic in 751 series: Ref 751093 Ant...

Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:43 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator Suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 2429

You're welcome to come and have a look Martin...

I'll give you a bell next week.

Cheers
Joe

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3055

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: glass etch: kitchen window

Replies: 26

Views: 5358

That's pretty cool !

Much better than the old nets.

Cheers
Joe

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3055

It's on yahoos homepage - to do with Clarksons show I think.

They've stickered it up to promote the met at the show.

Not gonna be patrolling the M4 though!

Cheers
Joe

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator Suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 2429

Hi Chris, I just got an ezytaper and so far have used it to laminate digital prints, apply application tape to my cut vinyl, and put cut vinyl and digital print onto boards. I nearly bought a "normal" laminator, which was £1500 for a 30" one, but I'm glad I have the ezytaper. I though...

Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fake egg supplier

Replies: 11

Views: 1814

Hmmm Fake eggs,

Next we need some fake bacon, a couple of sausages and we'll have the full fake Irish breakfast, might struggle on the fake black pudding though.

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: More pricing problems

Replies: 4

Views: 1155

Run a mile from this Jimmy!!!! You can't even make this sign properly yourself for under £200!!! If you use 5mm foamex it'll have more bends and curves than a skatepark. I don't even entertain jobs like this - let him go elsewhere. To do it properly: Materials.... 2 sheets dibond or similar Cast vin...

Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:47 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminating with Ezytaper - Help

Replies: 5

Views: 1724

Hi Maurice, I'm sure Peter from easytaper will see this and reply, but I'll send him an email to make sure you get a prompt reply. I'd like to be able to help you directly, but I haven't got my easytaper yet, but should be getting it next week, subject to organising collection, and once I do I'll PM...

Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Retail Sign Shop insurance? Where from....

Replies: 13

Views: 1853

:roll: you're such a little (wee in scottish) tart lambo!

Hee hee

Joe

PS I think John S might not like my choice of green & white stripes drinking den :oops:

We'll just have to go into town then.

Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign Company Franchises.

Replies: 23

Views: 3245

Here we go on the franchise thing again..... What we all have to remember is that franchises are geared around tried and tested business plans and are successful at selling. If 1% of the rest of us could sell as well as some of these franchises," this time next year we'd be millionaires Rodney&...

Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Retail Sign Shop insurance? Where from....

Replies: 13

Views: 1853

If I can Get up to Glasgae I'll buy you a pint at the brazen head ( as long as yer not from the blue side :lol1: :lol1: )...
Otherwise we'll go somewhere neutral !

Lambie can come along as well as long as he stays off the breezers, and doesn't wear high heels or lipstick!

Cheers
joe

Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Retail Sign Shop insurance? Where from....

Replies: 13

Views: 1853

Hi Joe I run two Franchised Print Shops called Kall Kwik and we also do a bit of signage Our insurance Brokers are: Whitman Gowdridge Leicester 0116 278 5881 (speak to James Boucher) They have a good package for our industry - I've tried to beat it several times and failed. Regards John Thanks to J...

Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:45 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Retail Sign Shop insurance? Where from....

Replies: 13

Views: 1853

Retail Sign Shop insurance? Where from....

Hi All, I'm in the process of opening a retail sign shop on a busy road, vehicles, small signs, printed t-shirts, numberplates - that sort of thing. I've rang several companies in the last few days to arrange contents insurance, public liability and plate glass cover, but as soon as I mention "...

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:00 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional Signs: Various

Replies: 12

Views: 1740

This is the very talented Mike Kenny in Galway, my home town. We've never had the pleasure of meeting, but I'll be back for christmas and might give you a bell, mike, and go for a pint! The Bunch of grapes was my regular haunt! Say hello to Tom and Mary for me. Here's a bit more of Mike's stuff - to...

Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: First job completed (almost)

Replies: 19

Views: 2270

Fist job....! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

That'll be another one for the swear checker!

Cheers
Joe

Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for this van?

Replies: 8

Views: 1389

Five minute play...
A different idea from my first..

These astras are a pain - I know - I have one!

Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:01 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for this van?

Replies: 8

Views: 1389

Spark plug is way too big in my humble opinion. Tighten the kerning on the Garage name, make it bigger, and add a light grey drop shadow. Phone number needs to be a little bit bigger. Could you have the spark plug about 300mm high and add a wrench etc (garage type images) in an icon fashion, maybe 4...

Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: OK time for a new printer

Replies: 7

Views: 1813

Roland direct do the versacamm 30" for £7499 - I've got one on the way!

Good luck

Joe

Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:15 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with my design for new van please?

Replies: 31

Views: 4329

Jill!

Love that last design with the coloured stripe!

I'm stealing the coloured stripe for my van! :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Magnetic Signs: Aces High

Replies: 8

Views: 1172

Bravo Macky! What a superb job. That's the best set of mags I've seen. Did you cut the magnetics by hand? Also did you use the panel outline for the cut line for the magnetic (ie did you select the panel, create a small inline, and use that to cut the mags?). A tutorial on the "flying" tra...

Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: shop classification

Replies: 4

Views: 735

Hi Colin and welcome. I have a lease going through at the moment for a shop similar to yours with A1 use. You should be fine with A1.... My missus is a surveyor and says A1 is perfect for signs (retail other than hot food!). See Below.... Commercial premises are given a classification by the local p...

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Grafityp (moan)!

Replies: 37

Views: 4216

Had a phone call from Grafityp last week .....about 3pm. I had filled in their catalogoe request online. The lady on the phone asked what I was interested in - anything in particular. I said T-shirt vinyl to print on the versacamm, and sign vinyl, and could she send it to my home address. The next m...

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: ezytaper owners

Replies: 22

Views: 2437

Peter Normington wrote: but you do need to ask yourself "do I really need it"

peter


I'm getting one in the near future, and judging from what I've seen, its not a case of do I need it, it's a case of can I afford to be without it!

2 grand odd isin't a lot for what it can do.

Cheers
Joe

Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia: Gallery Eight

Replies: 10

Views: 1699

Really nice job that Chris,

I didn't realise you were close to me ( Bristol).

The missus is from down your way in deep dark Somerset!

Cheers
Joe

PS What font is that for the gallery eight text?

Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PVC adhesive

Replies: 7

Views: 1076

Use solvent PVC cement/glue from B&Q! (normally used for pvc plumbing pipes) Don't look for it - you need to ask at the counter as they keep it under lock and key. Proper strong stuff - is really melts it together. About a fiver a pot with a brush in the lid - you can't go wrong! Cheers Joe

Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: self screwing self tapping self doing everything type screws

Replies: 14

Views: 2394

You can get self drilling screws with normal posi/philips heads.

Used widely in the manufacture of upvc window frames (but great for fixing signs to fascias etc).

I'll see if I can dig out the supplier details.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Football Club

Replies: 15

Views: 2196

well considering it was free.. then well done. Does this mean you don't think it's any good Dave? :roll: If you read the topic you'll see what has been done by hand and what has been cnc cut. We often do signs, but for the showroom or signs that get cut wrong go in the showroom. (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)...

Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Football Club

Replies: 15

Views: 2196

Thanks for all the feedback on this guys and gals. It's not often you get praise like this for a job :oops: . I may be opening a shop on a very busy main road in Bristol in the next few weeks, and as long as the lease etc. goes through (it's being processed next week) , I'll be doing one for myself ...

Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:33 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Football Club

Replies: 15

Views: 2196

Sign: Football Club

Hi All, The Logo was given to me by another member here (thanks! ) Did this last week for a mate - It's for his son who's chelsea crazy. The guy owns a big company and gives me £1 - £1.5k of work per month so I did this as a gift! - Yes Free! The small gold acrylic Lettering was done by Brimark Sign...

Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Salespeople on commission?

Replies: 9

Views: 950

Salespeople on commission?

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has ever used freelance / self employed sales people for your sign biz? If so how did it work out - and what's a fair rate of commission to pay them. Also did you pay them at the end of the job?...and how involved were they...did they just sell and bring in orders/de...

Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:13 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: help needed please with roland CX24 cutter problem?

Replies: 10

Views: 4178

Make sure you have the correct offset on the machine.

I've had this problem in the past and it was incorrect offset settings.

cheers
joe

Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Help!

Replies: 3

Views: 808

Well.... She got through! Sings well too! :2thumbs: Her younger brother Eddie, and older sister Lisa were there egging her on. I'll be reminding you all to vote for her next week!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: She's a brilliant kid though! Cheers Joe PS Did you nip out to the offie fer a few breezers Lambie...

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Help!

Replies: 3

Views: 808

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Help!

Hi Gang, As hard as it may be to believe, one of the contestants is a friend of ours and needs your votes. She's a super little girl named Aoife and I've known her and her family all my life. Unfortunately, people based in Ireland can't vote for her, ( I'm in the UK so I'm drumming up support for Ao...

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:24 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i buy window tint in bulk?

Replies: 8

Views: 1788

ROBERT you sod!

I can't believe you put fe-ck in the swear detector!

This is getting out of hand!

I'm going to have to start using more inventive Irish swear words...... :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:22 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i buy window tint in bulk?

Replies: 8

Views: 1788

No Michael...

But I am about every 4 - 6 weeks for the weekend thanks to Ryanair Bristol to Shannon :plane: :plane: :plane: *drink* :2thumbs:

Only a short trip to Galway from Snn.

Still trying to convince the missus to move but not just yet!

Cheers
Joe

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:18 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i buy window tint in bulk?

Replies: 8

Views: 1788

PS. Used to use Suntek films, but can't be dealing with all the ( oh i swore ) ups and let downs from vinyl logistics so I've changed suppliers.

If you're serious about learning to tint you should go on the CP films/ Llumar course and buy their film - good stuff!

Cheers
Joe

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:16 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where can i buy window tint in bulk?

Replies: 8

Views: 1788

you can also buy bits of tint from Billy from shadeace in Southampton - cheaper if you're just dabbling!
I think his shadeace(.co.uk) site has an online shop.
Tell him Joe in Bristol sent ya!

Cheers
Joe

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:46 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: can anyone tell me why are exports in Illustrator not sharp?

Replies: 4

Views: 1720

Save it as 5.5 ai and it should go into vinylmaster without problems.

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:40 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Cadet second hand value

Replies: 11

Views: 1346

There's a 12 month old versacamm on fleabay - up to £4700 with 3 days to go........
I'll take the cadet for £2000.01!
Cheers
Joe

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:58 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: About selling my printer....

Replies: 4

Views: 830

Hiya Billy, Someone on the forums might be interested - you can advertise it in the "buy-sell" section. You could always try the dreaded ebay, or put an ad in Sign update magazine in the classifieds. If anyone is interested in the machine, I've seen it and done a couple of prints with it a...

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:32 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can any cadet user give me some feedback on machine?

Replies: 14

Views: 3453

Thanks for the replies lads.

I'll drop in next week sometime Martin!

Cheers
Joe

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what do you listen too while working late

Replies: 27

Views: 2053

Good topic....! :D Went to the hyde park festival a few weeks ago to see roger waters, nick mason....then The Who..... Also saw the Zutons so my new music list ( mp3s on random play from pc) The Zutons The Who Pink Floyd U2 Queen Guns N Roses Aerosmith Led Zepellin Hendrix More Floyd! The Clash AC/D...

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:19 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can any cadet user give me some feedback on machine?

Replies: 14

Views: 3453

can any cadet user give me some feedback on machine?

Hi All, I'm about to take the jump into the world of Digital with a cadet. I have spoken to someone at B&P (sales guy who will remain nameless) who has told me that it costs about £2 per sq/m running at 300dpi and a little more as you go for higher resolution. I asked about issues like heads clo...

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My weeks Signage: Various

Replies: 12

Views: 1606

I think it's tartan paint George! :lol1: :lol1:

Cheers
Joe

PS. Nice work Rob!........

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:04 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Taz

Replies: 12

Views: 1599

I think you're about right on the prices Michael,
but next time you need something like that just ask.
I could have sent you a taz and a football, 2 minutes welding, and hey presto!

You did a fine job on the vectorising though.

Cheers
Joe

Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:08 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3209

I showed this to the missus (didn't say what it was), and told her about this mad aussie driving round with this van...... She looked at the photo in disbelief, and thought you were nuts :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Then I told her it was a digiprint on the door. She couldn't bel...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van graphics: Signs By Knight

Replies: 22

Views: 3209

:o
Wow I'm speechless....

Might have to nick that idea! :lol1: :lol1:

Do you have a cardboard cutout of yourself for when its parked up!

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: vauxhall

Replies: 7

Views: 1009

Nice one George,
Is it all vinyl or are the bumpers paint?
Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Jaysus stumbled across this lookin for black carbon vinyl

Replies: 29

Views: 4419

Failte Chris,

Good to have another one on board!

What part of Ireland are you in?

Cheers
Joe

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:36 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for my own van?

Replies: 37

Views: 6065

Liking the silver & gunmetal one mate.
Nice Van.

Cheers
Joe

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i apply sunstrips to a curved windscreen?

Replies: 12

Views: 2724

Where are you based James-x?

Are you in a shop location or industrial?

Just being nosey!

Cheers
Joe

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:19 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Dairy Van

Replies: 19

Views: 5180

Looks good mate, but how did you reach the high bits - Stilts? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

cheers
Joe

Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday Night Topic

Replies: 33

Views: 2401

I'm on a ryanair to Ireland for the weekend....

Might have a beer or two while I'm there :wink: :wink:

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 321316

And here's a lesson in Irish History :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz77QIoAc0Q&search=Irish

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 321316

And this is a GENUINE irish chat show!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPc931hfNL0

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 321316

And here's a lesson in Irish History :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz77QIoAc0Q&search=Irish

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 321316

:lol1: :lol1: Good one Andrew...

Here's a news story that was run after I visited America last year...........they're only after me gold to be sure :wink: :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5UO-Ptn4g&search=irish

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:03 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Wide load escort vehicle

Replies: 5

Views: 1407

:o Tough Job with that reflective mate.
Well done - looks good.

Cheers
Joe

Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Giving "posting a picture" a go!

Replies: 37

Views: 3310

Really fantastic work there Rod,

The other trucks you posted are amazing as well.

Keep the pics coming, please!

Cheers
Joe

Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Dairy Truck

Replies: 19

Views: 2199

Looks good mate.

Are these the same trucks you used to do in cut vinyl before?
I seem to remember you wrapped some milk lorries in lots of white vinyl.
Cheers
Joe

Tue May 16, 2006 12:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Where to buy Stock photos of kebabs / fast food ?

Replies: 13

Views: 2325

Hi Dave, Simply send me £3.80 and I will purchase a genuine kebab and take as many photos of it as you like ( before it gets cold obviously ).......... Also can you send £25 to cover the "pre kebab " beer that will be required to build up to the purchase and consumption of the greasy delig...

Tue May 16, 2006 12:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: first caddy

Replies: 5

Views: 831

£200- £220 I think I'm too cheap!

Nice job by the way, clean and tidy!

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 15, 2006 11:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SignUK - a fantastic day

Replies: 146

Views: 14505

Looks like I missed all the fun!!!!

Trust the missus to book our holiday for the same week as the signshow :roll:

Ah well, I'll get me drinkin hat ready for next year :P

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 15, 2006 11:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : BBC Artic Trailer

Replies: 5

Views: 845

Vehicle Graphics : BBC Artic Trailer

Hi gang! Some of you may remember a post I made a couple of weeks ago re a trailer I had to do..... I said I wanted the job because it was high profile client and would look good in the portfolio. Well, here's the completed artic(le) :lol1: All 751 cast, fitted on my own, over thousands of feckin ri...

Sat May 13, 2006 7:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advertising trailer

Replies: 15

Views: 2210

I think Spandex do it.

Cheers
Joe

Mon May 01, 2006 10:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Pricing Vinyl job- how much would you charge for this?

Replies: 12

Views: 2884

cheers lads!

2 hours for fitting!
We'll have to start calling you Lambieghini !

Fastest vinyl hanger in the west.

Cheers
Joe
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