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Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery refelctive/conspicuity

Replies: 2

Views: 1398

Re: Avery refelctive/conspicuity

DRClarke wrote:Chevron Warehouse stocks that stuff i think.


Thanks mate.

Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Avery refelctive/conspicuity

Replies: 2

Views: 1398

Avery refelctive/conspicuity

Does anyone know who supplies Avery conspicuity vinyl?

We used Europoint previously but they are struggling to get it stocked.

We mostly use the red conspicutiy at 150mm but laterally started using their 51mm for ece regulations.

Anyone know who might stock this?

Cheers.

Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Intercoat Imitation Gold (Rexcal Cast) 7-038

Replies: 2

Views: 1417

Re: Intercoat Imitation Gold (Rexcal Cast) 7-038

Hi Rod, We use a lot of 'imitation gold', we struggled to find anything but found oracle 951 do a good match, not locked up your reference to compare but maybe worth a look. N.b. it looks like a dark cream on the swatch but looks well against dark colour. Gil Thanks Gil, Managed to find a satisfact...

Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Intercoat Imitation Gold (Rexcal Cast) 7-038

Replies: 2

Views: 1417

Intercoat Imitation Gold (Rexcal Cast) 7-038

Hi Guys, Totally stumped with this one. We hve a vehicle in for repir and the only match i can get on the existing vinyl is from an old APS swatch which is ancient. The manufacturer on the back is Series 7 Rexcal cast and the colour code is 7-038 Imitation Gold. I know it must still be in production...

Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Paperlinx in receivership

Replies: 104

Views: 39028

Paperlinx in receivership

Really saddened to hear of this today.

Thoughts are with the many good, good people who were employed there.

Hopefully it wont be long til they find new jobs.

Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:09 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Chapter 8 removal

Replies: 6

Views: 1531

Many times :cry: There is no magic bullet for this Mike, it`s all or nothing. Hard work and loads of elbow grease. You`ll waste more time looking for a miracle solution that magically makes the gum disappear etc but it doesn`t work no matter what any snake oil salesman tells you. We remove the outer...

Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:12 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Reflective Garment material printing?

Replies: 2

Views: 1352

Reflective Garment material printing?

Hi Guys, Not sure this is the correct place for this but i have been tasked to supply a large quantity of reflective velcro badges (250mm x 90mm) I`m wondering if anyone has had any experience of this and could point me in the right direction of what material is required and if i can print the logos...

Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:41 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Jill: Assorted signs in Mars

Replies: 8

Views: 2453

Great work as always Jill

Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:53 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Uniform Grenadier SP 1400 - Spares or Repair

Replies: 0

Views: 1367

Uniform Grenadier SP 1400 - Spares or Repair

Hi guys, It`s time for my trusty old Grenadier to find a new home. I`ve recently bought another machine and intended to keep this but the longer it lies un-used the worse it is going to get. The black print head is knackered but i can`t justify spending the money to repair it when i have a new machi...

Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ken McKnight - Kentech. Passed away Thursday 16th

Replies: 9

Views: 3613

Really sorry to hear this.

Ken was one of those all too rare people who knew his stuff and charged very fairly.

He was always so reliable.

RIP.

Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:25 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Roland Eco Sol Max 440ml.... any deals out there?

Replies: 6

Views: 2873

£75 is the cheapest i can source also.

Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:00 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: advice on using chrome wrap material please?

Replies: 12

Views: 7640

remember its illegal to drive a car round with this stuff on also! This confirmed? Any links to legislation confirming chrome on cars isn`t allowed? I`d like to know what the reasoning is behind it. Are you kidding Rod. I can't believe this stuff is even being encouraged to put on cars. Surely when...

Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:02 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: advice on using chrome wrap material please?

Replies: 12

Views: 7640

Anthony Woodsford wrote:remember its illegal to drive a car round with this stuff on also!


This confirmed?

Any links to legislation confirming chrome on cars isn`t allowed?

I`d like to know what the reasoning is behind it.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Rear Heater Not Working on Grenadier

Replies: 3

Views: 2183

Thanks guys.

Will report my progress.

Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:17 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: Rear Heater Not Working on Grenadier

Replies: 3

Views: 2183

Rear Heater Not Working on Grenadier

Hi Guys Had Ken McNight look at my Uniform Grenadier when i realised the rear heater wasn't`t working. He had a look but said because it was a uniform reworked machine, he was unable to get the spare control panel to get it working again. We`ve limped by using external heaters to heat the media but ...

Tue May 24, 2011 12:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pricing help please

Replies: 10

Views: 7338

70p per letter at 1" with a minimum order of £40

Tue May 24, 2011 12:49 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How reasonable is oracal 951 to apply

Replies: 3

Views: 1248

Is this for a wrap?

Thu May 19, 2011 8:22 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Standard PC laser Printer

Replies: 4

Views: 1409

Thanks guys

Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Standard PC laser Printer

Replies: 4

Views: 1409

Standard PC laser Printer

My HP2600 Laser printer has just died. :(

Anyone recommend a suitable replacement?

I need a general all purpose printer for invoiced through to artwork production for clients etc.

Thanks for any input.

Thu May 05, 2011 8:42 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which reflective vinyl is the most conformable?

Replies: 18

Views: 6791

The Avery conspicuity from Robert Horne is a god send for us. Dunno if was by design or luck that Cameron decided to stock it. ;) We can cut it, conform it, and generally do things with it that you can`t with 3M. I have`t tried it yet but i`d wager it would also plot. Great product and it has arrive...

Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:32 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which reflective vinyl is the most conformable?

Replies: 18

Views: 6791

Alo Peter. Does this vinyl need to be DG3 grade or is the engineering grade stuff reflective enough? Is it for chevrons or something different? We have stopped using 3M in favour of Avery for high reflective chevron kits (Fire & Rescue Services, Escort Vehicle, Chapter 8 and ECE104). The reason ...

Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help sourcing aluminium sheet material please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1590

Dave Rowland wrote:
Rod Gray wrote:You tried Regton`s in Uddingston mate?

Service Metals in Cumbernauld?.


Is that the same metals yard that has 6 Panzers in for repair?


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Dammit Dave, let it go ! It was only 6 tanks!

:tongue:

Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help sourcing aluminium sheet material please?

Replies: 9

Views: 1590

You tried Regton`s in Uddingston mate?

Service Metals in Cumbernauld?.

Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Price It Sign Guide, is it worth it?

Replies: 58

Views: 11838

My thoughts are that Paul is doing a great job. A guide like this is invaluable for anyone just starting out in the business who is vulnerable to underpricing and devaluing our industry. £20 probably doesn't even cover his costs!! Personally I operate a minimum order value of £18 + VAT - to keep th...

Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:36 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Problem with cutting order of a word.

Replies: 7

Views: 3523

@ Ian: Worked a treat mate. Thanks very much for the pointer. This will save me sooo much time. @ Peter: Thanks Peter. I was unable to find some of those features you suggested. I`m running SL 7, not sure if thats the reason. Right clicking does nothing and when i go in to the menu there is no optio...

Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:09 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Problem with cutting order of a word.

Replies: 7

Views: 3523

Off to try that Ian,

Will report back soon ! ;)

Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:46 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Problem with cutting order of a word.

Replies: 7

Views: 3523

Problem with cutting order of a word.

Hi guys, Not quite sure what to call the topic name of this post but hopefully an explanation will help you understand the problem i`m having I have a customer who`s logo was a sort of bastardised font. I created it in sign lab 7 and it basically consists of 8 letters with various little node edits ...

Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:02 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Mitsubishi Evo

Replies: 9

Views: 2953

Great job Phil and i agree with your comments on Ewan. Nothing is too much trouble for him and i`m always very impressed by his work. When you say you had the design done for you, do you use an independent designer?. Some days i wish i could out source design work as i regularly draw a blank when cu...

Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Who else supplies Oracle

Replies: 13

Views: 2077

Martin,

I would persevere with Robert Horne Group. It might take a little bit of work but i have nothing but praise for the way the Glasgow depot is run.

As Cameron says, pinpoint the problem and highlight to the correct managers. It`s vital they know so they can help.

Good luck.

Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: what are your views on Vehicle outlines please?

Replies: 33

Views: 5340

I`d be lost without Impact`s Library. I agree there are some outrageously wrong sizes in the older files (Volvo Tractor Units spring to mind). The scania outlines are also acceptable but not quite correct in terms of the Air deflectors. But the newer ones are very accurate so much so i confidently c...

Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:51 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Application of Avery 900

Replies: 2

Views: 1453

Application of Avery 900

Hi All, We have a new customer who is specifying Avery 900 for wrapping his vans. 100% surface coverage. We have used solely Oracal for wrapping and flooding so i can a couple of questions i hope some of you could answer for me. 1. Does the A900 require application tape to strengthen it when wrappin...

Wed May 05, 2010 8:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: John Childs. Passed away May 3rd 2010

Replies: 130

Views: 31909

RIP John.

You helped me in ways you probably didn`t realise.

A great loss to this forum and UK sign making but more importantly to his friends and family.

How terribly sad.

Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:52 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

Replies: 9

Views: 2493

Re: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

I`m currently using Europoint`s 3951G Clear wrapping vinyl but looking for an alternative as Europoint are no longer able to get deliveries to me early enough in the day. Anyone else know of any companies who supply clear wrapping vinyl?. Wm Smith, Graphtyp etc only do white. :-? Cheers Rod without...

Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:44 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Looking for advice on wrapping the roof of a car?

Replies: 18

Views: 6142

Jason Xuereb wrote:Not if you score the backing paper first. Or have a snitty tool you slide in between the vinyl and the backing paper.


I have to ask jason, what is a "snitty" tool? :)

Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:42 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

Replies: 9

Views: 2493

Hi Guys,

Jason is correct, we need the background colour of the vehicle to show throught the clear vinyl as the fade ends.

3951G is ok but i would like an alternative.

Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:41 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

Replies: 9

Views: 2493

Clear wrapping vinyl - Who else sells it?.

I`m currently using Europoint`s 3951G Clear wrapping vinyl but looking for an alternative as Europoint are no longer able to get deliveries to me early enough in the day.

Anyone else know of any companies who supply clear wrapping vinyl?. Wm Smith, Graphtyp etc only do white. :-?

Cheers

Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:58 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Carbon Fiber effect roof wrap

Replies: 42

Views: 22253

i`ve had my sample of this from APA sitting on my desk for about 6 weeks now.

It`s shrunk about 3mm from each edge in that time.

That concerns me.

Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:18 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Anyone got a second hand 610mm plotter for sale?

Replies: 2

Views: 817

Anyone got a second hand 610mm plotter for sale?

Needed as back up for overspill work.

What you got?

Cheers.

Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:42 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How would you guys do this?.

Replies: 11

Views: 3557

Thanks guys,

Used a little bit of advice from everyone.

Would one kiss do between you all or would you all like one individually?.

Worked perfectly and the boarder is flawless.

Thanks again.

Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:23 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How would you guys do this?.

Replies: 11

Views: 3557

Peter,

Once you`d traced it on the truck, how would you go about getting that tracing on to your pc without distortion?.

Simply photgraph it with a digital camera and resize/reshape to squares in signlab ?.

Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: show us your dub !!

Replies: 128

Views: 26944

Nick Gurr wrote:heres a piccy of mine,1973 belgian import, i spotted it on the samba.com and as my camper was rotten i treated myself. Picked it up in Brussells drove it home and the rest is history
Nick


Brilliant Nick. Looks great. :)

Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:59 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: How would you guys do this?.

Replies: 11

Views: 3557

How would you guys do this?.

Hiya, I have a customer who wants his name to appear on the lighted head board of a Volvo FH12 Tractor Unit. What makes this tricky is that he wants a 37mm (1.5 inch) white border around the edge to allow the backlight to shine through. The text is an easy reverse weed job but this outline has got m...

Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:49 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Looking for design advice on a Mini Wrap?

Replies: 58

Views: 20833

That looks cracking Phil.

Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Livingston Autoparts

Replies: 48

Views: 9327

Very nice Phil, Youre right about it being tiring. I find i`m more mentally tired after a wrap. It`s like i`ve spent all day doing a jiogsaw puzzle. Agree with the others on the badges though. Use a heat gun and a cataloy spreader to remove them. We just give them back to the customer in an envelope...

Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Reflective vinyl . whats legal on a vehicle and whats not.

Replies: 3

Views: 1063

An amendment was made to chapter 8 of the vehicle lighting regulations early last year. The main changes were that yellow reflective is no longer allowed on the rear of vehicles working on roadways. It has to be non-refelctive yellow or white. Also the minimum width of chevrons has increased from 10...

Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:58 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: what are the differences between grafiwrap & oracal 3951

Replies: 30

Views: 10776

I'm still very much stuck for what to do. It was suggested to me that the rapid air version of 3951 is good but pulls out of recesses, anybody heard or experienced this? Andy Why does it need to be the rapid air version of 3951 Andy?. We use the normal version and i`m very happy with the result. We...

Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:12 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mondeo Wrap

Replies: 13

Views: 3855

You`re a glutton for punishment Phil. Will this be your first full wrap?. Btw, have you tried Oracal 3951 and it`s 290F laminate?. We`re getting great results with it and the price is excellent. All wraps on our main page were done using it. mod-edit p.s. Not sure if we are allowed to link our own w...

Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:31 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can anyone tell me if Wm Smith still stock 3M reflective?

Replies: 1

Views: 557

can anyone tell me if Wm Smith still stock 3M reflective?

As above.

been a while since i had to order a full roll but i was wondering if Wm Smith are still the cheapest for 3M diamond grade?. Need it at 150mm wide.

Any know of anyone else who stocks this?.

Thanks.

Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: show us your dub !!

Replies: 128

Views: 26944

Just had a cup of coffee and looked at that restoration Rod......I feel wrecked after it! Amazing job, but the results are worth it.....aren't they??? :D :D The Jury is still out mate :) We went way over budget (which seems the norm) and i`ve learned that what little patience i had has totally gone...

Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: show us your dub !!

Replies: 128

Views: 26944

I wonder how i missed this thread. Perhaps i should pay more attention. :oops: Anyways, i bought this last June (2007) and finished the restoration almost a year to the day i bought it. Wanted it for the kids for weekends and overnight stays for a bit of fun. http://home.btconnect.com/gray/camper/ca...

Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:54 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Questions on wrap designing.

Replies: 22

Views: 9813

Questions on wrap designing.

Hi All, Since we started wrapping over a year ago, the methods i used were as follows. 1. Find a design on Istock or create my own in Adobe CS3. 2. Import the design and the vehicle outline in to Coreldraw and use it`s shaping tool (trimming and intersecting) 3. I then export the panels as jpeg`s in...

Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:56 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: is the bulk feeding system causing a printing problem?

Replies: 12

Views: 4642

Well, well well.... It seems i owe you guys a huge debt of gratitude. (and a small apology) :) When i first read the replies of "static electricity" i didn`t give it a second thought. I ignored you and kept trying other stuff. As a last resort i decided to earth the machine using a wire sc...

Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:39 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: is the bulk feeding system causing a printing problem?

Replies: 12

Views: 4642

Thanks for the replies guys, To answer a few points raised ;- It happens on all media i put through it. The heater elements appear to be fine. I don`t see (or feel) them getting colder during prints) Has anyone ever had any experiences of their bulk feed system no operating properly and has anyone e...

Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:06 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: is the bulk feeding system causing a printing problem?

Replies: 12

Views: 4642

is the bulk feeding system causing a printing problem?

Hi All, B&P have been doing their best to dodge me on this problem. Before i go after them again i`d like anyone opinion on what you think might be causing this problem. http://home.btconnect.com/gray/printflaw.jpg Where the red arrows are, it looks like there is some kind of ink starvation happ...

Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Paint/Spray Mask Vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 746

Thanks for the leads guys, appreciated,

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Paint/Spray Mask Vinyl

Replies: 3

Views: 746

Paint/Spray Mask Vinyl

Hi All, Anyone have any experience using any?. We used to use a product called "Eco mask" from The Application Tape Company. It was bullet proof. We could use it as a mask for painting with 2 pack paints, cellulose and all types of Inks for lettering curtains. It appears they now no longer...

Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:44 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mini bubbles

Replies: 8

Views: 1748

Robert Lambie wrote:great stuff mate, looks good. shame about the poor fitting though... there's bubbles all over it. :wink:


edit... why do i see a skooshy bottle at hand :yikes:


i`ll bet it`s meth`s or panel wipe. :wink:

Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:58 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Problem with fades

Replies: 16

Views: 3421

Thanks guys, going to have another go today.

Fri May 30, 2008 11:07 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Problem with fades

Replies: 16

Views: 3421

Still struggling with this one guys. It hasn`t been an issue as my main contract, since the beginning of the year, was a dark red fade through to white. The pink/magenta haze wasn`t a problem. I`ve now started doing a blue to white and a green to white designs and i`m still getting this magenta ting...

Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:58 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Problem with fades

Replies: 16

Views: 3421

Thanks guys,

I suppose i should have mentioned that i was originally saving the photoshop psd file as a jpg.

No matter what i tried, i keep getting this magenta/pink hue through the fade where it meets the white.

I`ll keep plugging away.

Thanks for the replies.

Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:42 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Problem with fades

Replies: 16

Views: 3421

Problem with fades

Hi All, I`m having problem when trying to fade blues to white. I keep getting a pink/magenta haze appearing just before it goes to white. I`m using PS3 and Troop 6.2. It seems even if i used Coreldraw, i get the same issue with the blends. Does anyone have an advice on how to fade from a sort of ult...

Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle signage: the shalimar standard

Replies: 13

Views: 1855

Nice Phil,

I`ve used that design on the plumber`s van too very recently. I used it horizontally though.


Istock is great. ;)

Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:08 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wasatch Softrip 6.2

Replies: 4

Views: 1056

Thanks Chris,

Came in this morning extra early to try out your method. It`s just what i`m after.

Thanks a lot mate, really appreciated.

Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:13 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wasatch Softrip 6.2

Replies: 4

Views: 1056

Hi Chris, I`m designing the print and saving it as a jpg in Coreldraw. I`m then opening the jpg in wasatch and then hitting RIP and print. I had been using the queues tab to repeat cut but i prefer seeing what i`m about to print before hitting the button. Also, those RIP files seem to eat up a hell ...

Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:31 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Wasatch Softrip 6.2

Replies: 4

Views: 1056

Wasatch Softrip 6.2

Hi Guys, I`m using the above rip with my grenadier and i find i`m having to rip the same image every time i want to print it. Wasatch has no save utility (well none that i have found) that lets me rip it once and print it as many times as i`d like. Is there a way to save the rip so i can quickly loa...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:05 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: first wrap attempt: bubbles

Replies: 20

Views: 4865

Phill wrote:
I was keeping quiet hoping no one would notice :oops:


Sorry mate. :wink:

If it`s any consolation, it looks like you`ve done a nice wee job on it. The trick is to keep it going or you end up forgetting as quickly as you learn.

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:31 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: first wrap attempt: bubbles

Replies: 20

Views: 4865

Phil,

I may be wrong but have you put the print on upside down?

I`m looking at the way the light is hitting the balls and the shadow and it seems like it`s upside down?.

Or was that part of the experiment.

/runs for cover. :D

Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:47 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: nightmare shrinkage! what do you think went wrong?

Replies: 16

Views: 4335

Ouch Cheryl. Have Metamark seen this yet and offered any reason for it happening?. My only thoughts are that of under-heating and/or contamination on those edges. A hazard we`ve discovered over the years is the protective wax used on new vehicles seeps under the rubber when it is applied and tempora...

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:18 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Does anyone have any recommendations on a self-coloured wrap

Replies: 3

Views: 1364

Thanks jxuereb,

I went ahead and got some Macfleet so i guess i`ll find out today how good it is.

Thanks for the reply

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Curtain Side advice

Replies: 4

Views: 806

4" hair roller? Personally speaking, we avoid the hair rollers for obvious reasons. As the ink dries and becomes tacky, it pull the hairs out of the roller and leaves a mess. don't listen to rod, he and his family have painted and sign writen vehicles for "longer than i have even existed&...

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:33 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Does anyone have any recommendations on a self-coloured wrap

Replies: 3

Views: 1364

Does anyone have any recommendations on a self-coloured wrap

Hi All, Does anyone have any recommendations on a self-coloured wrapping vinyl.? I just need a solid (un-printed) single process (not laminated) wrapping vinyl to change the colour on the rear doors of a van when then wraps around on the the side panels. Any advice or info greatly appreciated. Rod

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Curtain Side advice

Replies: 4

Views: 806

4" hair roller? Personally speaking, we avoid the hair rollers for obvious reasons. As the ink dries and becomes tacky, it pull the hairs out of the roller and leaves a mess. Go for a tight foam (spounge) roller and saturate it with ink. The tighter the foam is and the smaller the holes are, th...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal dissapointment when trying to place order

Replies: 35

Views: 5938

Well it arrived this morning and i`ve been playing with it for hours.

What a great wee too :D

Thanks again all.

Wed May 02, 2007 6:51 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal dissapointment when trying to place order

Replies: 35

Views: 5938

Thanks guys.

Ordered it just now.

Appreciate your help again.

Rod

Tue May 01, 2007 4:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal dissapointment when trying to place order

Replies: 35

Views: 5938

Rod, I have a little vinyl slitter like the one you described but it is only about 3" wide, have used it to produce quite a few stripes. As you say it is just a blade that you set at what ever thickness you want your stripe and then manually pull the vinyl through to produce your stripe. I can...

Tue May 01, 2007 4:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal dissapointment when trying to place order

Replies: 35

Views: 5938

Hugh Potter wrote:
Rod Gray wrote:
We have a shredder here at work that gives perfect 4mm stripes if you put some vinyl through it. It begins to track out after 3 metres tho :D


now you know what ? i'm just gonna have to try that now. :o


Sorry it`s patented mate. You can try it but you have to send me 4p per stripe. :lol1:

Tue May 01, 2007 3:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Oracal dissapointment when trying to place order

Replies: 35

Views: 5938

I remember years ago there was a little accident damage repair place near to us that had a little desk mounted "machine" for making coachlines. Imagine a little miniature plotter (about 6 inches wide) with no electrics, just a little side adjustable blade and a side spacer that you adjuste...

Tue May 01, 2007 3:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

martin wrote:Rod, if thats the case you could have 2 Indian meals a week instead of the one or would that be a bit to much for your insides :lol1:


Nah mate, even my belly couldn`t handle 2 a week.

and shut up Nik M, before you start :evil: :-? :D :wink:

Tue May 01, 2007 2:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

Thats considerable considering i`m going through 200m - 250m of white per week. That's £17.50 a week. Or half to three quarters of an hours labour. Consider whether easier weeding would save that amount of time. Incidently, that £17.50 is roughly what we (Me and the Wife) pay for our weekly rituali...

Tue May 01, 2007 2:41 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

Thats considerable considering i`m going through 200m - 250m of white per week. That's £17.50 a week. Or half to three quarters of an hours labour. Consider whether easier weeding would save that amount of time. True mate. Well i`ve ordered 100m or Avery 700 and 100m or Oracal 551. I`ll let yas kno...

Tue May 01, 2007 2:16 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

Thanks again guys. It seems the colours are comparable in price but not black and white. Oracal 751 B&W = £1.72 pm Avery 700 = £1.79 pm Thats considerable considering i`m going through 200m - 250m of white per week. Is that price for Avery 700 white the average price for it or am i being leaned ...

Tue May 01, 2007 2:02 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

We quite often get calls from fitters, who we have sent kits out to, asking what vinyl we used because it was so much nicer to apply than the stuff they normally use. John, thats exactly what i was wondering. I`ve heard, in the past, that avery is easier to apply for the novice. These kits will be ...

Tue May 01, 2007 1:25 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Replies: 35

Views: 10537

Is Avery 700 series an equal to Oracal 751?

Hi guys, Had a customer spec a job (contract) with Avery vinyl. He hasn`t specified which type of Avery vinyl so i had to dig a bit and it seems Avery 700 series is the closest "match". How does this compare with oracal 751, which we use day in, day out?. Is it a comparable product?. Does ...

Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: * Time to OUT some UKSB history *

Replies: 64

Views: 18468

Rob, You and I have spoken about this a few times and you know my thoughts. Just remember everyone finds their level in life. There is a reason for the English Premier League and there is a reason for the Vauxhall Conference league. It doesn`t take a genius to work out who is in what league. These p...

Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:01 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: whats the cost of graphtec replacement plungers and blades?

Replies: 18

Views: 6794

Google "Plotter Blades" and the very first result is Edward Matthias


Tel: 0151 728 7221

Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i fit Etch Glass quickly when applying with water?

Replies: 9

Views: 1888

Thanks very much for the replies guys and particularly Robert who phoned me with some excellent suggestions.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to reply.

Regards

Rod

Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:37 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: can i fit Etch Glass quickly when applying with water?

Replies: 9

Views: 1888

can i fit Etch Glass quickly when applying with water?

Hi All, I remember a couple of years back, reading a post whereby Robert Lambie and an old forum member debated the pros and cons of fitting etched vinyl. The basics of the debate, form the old member`s point of view, were that if the etch glass vinyl was applied wet, the best way to produce zero bu...

Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:16 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Oce Arizona 180 solvent printers

Replies: 5

Views: 2072

Cameron - Europoint wrote:Robert - As you know i am not the most PC literate here can you put my old photo up for me please.

Cheers


Preferably with a health warning Robert. ;)

Just Kidding Cammy, nice to see ya on the boards again.

Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone heard of "Frostbrite" or "Rainbow 33&q

Replies: 4

Views: 1202

Hi Rob,

The Rainbow is a tint apparently.

The Frostbite stuff is etch

Managed to get a supplier thanks to Martin`s input.

Cheers

Rod

Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:13 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone heard of "Frostbrite" or "Rainbow 33&q

Replies: 4

Views: 1202

Thanks Martin,

Thats a start, cheers

Rod

Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:21 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Anyone heard of "Frostbrite" or "Rainbow 33&q

Replies: 4

Views: 1202

Anyone heard of "Frostbrite" or "Rainbow 33" window film?

Had a customer spec this and it`s the first i`ve ever heard of it.

Anyone know who manufactures it etc?

Cheers

Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Printed truck curtains: volvo

Replies: 14

Views: 3240

Very nice Phil,

Do you print the curtain material yourself and then apply the straps, hems and stitching etc?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats the best way to set up cutting chevrons?

Replies: 4

Views: 1289

You certainly wouldn`t want to plot out chevrons. The waste involved would destroy the job. Order a roll of precut 150mm, 170mm or 200mm reflective, depending on the job and apply the chevrons individually. Get some spare cheap vinyl you have lying around and using your plotter, make a triangle to s...

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Wrapping guarantees

Replies: 7

Views: 1129

What exactly are they guaranteeing?.

Adhesive failing or print fading or both?.

Sounds very brave to me. I`ve seen some truck cabs wraps done less than a year ago that are adhesive failing.

This is also the first time i`ve heard of a wrap then a laminate a few days apart.

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removing Spraypaint

Replies: 10

Views: 1693

T-Cut or some sort of rubbing compound (Feracla G3 etc) is least likely to damage the vinyls Marcella.

Would require a bit of elbow grease tho. :-?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:59 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl can i use on a wide load escort vehicle?

Replies: 7

Views: 2168

Hi George, We use a mixture of both. We wrap the rear doors using Oracal 751 and then apply reflective chevrons. Dead easy mate although make sure you strip off all obstacles from the back doors before attempting to wrap. (Handles, number plates, numberplate lights, keylocks etc). Personally i think...

Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:00 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator Suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 2595

thanks guys, so everyone is on the ezy-taper side of the fence then? :D and the extra you pay for heated rollers isnt required for everyday laminating i assume? and thanks for the offer, not really that close for me, but you never know where the job takes you do ya Search Rodney Gold`s comments on ...

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3302

All i see mate is a Pistonheads logo with no hyperlink attached to it. (?) :o

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Real or Fake

Replies: 27

Views: 3302

erm?

Real or fake what?.

Logo?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:41 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Laminator Suggestions

Replies: 7

Views: 2595

Hi Chris, i`ve yet to hear any really bad reports on the Ezy taper. It seems to be a machine that requires a bit of training and experience to get flawless results. But in saying that, it seems to be the way for all laminators. A fair few on here have them, hopefully they`ll be able to elaborate.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:23 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Your views on the hassle free vinyl suppliers out there!

Replies: 50

Views: 9814

i can only add to the other views on here, europoint are always very good (glasgow) good price, great service and delivered on time by very friendly drivers. I can only say good things about Europoint in Glasgow. Isobel always answers with a cheerie voice and in 3 years of almost daily ordering, i ...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:54 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 8057

Been looking for an ALPS printer for a while now and they just never seem to come up for sale second hand in the UK. I get plagued by customers asking if i can do a 1:24 scale replica of their logos and i`ve researched that only the ALPS can give required results. :( You`d think in this day and age...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:37 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 8057

Kenny, To print on anything other than a white background wouldn`t you first have to print white on the tranfer paper?. What i mean is print the word in white only, maybe even with a slightly wider outline then reload it back into the printer and then reprint using the normal colour. Wouldn`t that h...

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:04 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: doming with an ALPS printer

Replies: 25

Views: 8057

Been looking for an ALPS printer for a while now and they just never seem to come up for sale second hand in the UK. I get plagued by customers asking if i can do a 1:24 scale replica of their logos and i`ve researched that only the ALPS can give required results. :( You`d think in this day and age ...

Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:49 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you fit on to palisade fencing?

Replies: 14

Views: 2689

Thanks for the advice guys. Hugh, i thought about that method, as we have some spare poles but i was wondering if there was specially designed. We normally used tech bolts (self tapping bolts with a drill bit end) but it occurred to me that it might me a form of vandalism. I`ll try Ashby signs on mo...

Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you fit on to palisade fencing?

Replies: 14

Views: 2689

How do you fit on to palisade fencing?

Hi guys, Is there a specific type of bracket available for fitting signs on to a palisade fence? http://www.capitalfencing.com/images/palisadeExample3.jpg The customer is renting this property and as such doesn`t want any holes drilled in the verticles of the fence. Is there some sort of jubilee cli...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Steve Irwin dead - update

Replies: 18

Views: 2391

How horribly sad.

I used to enjoy watching him.

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:36 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 40FT CurtainTrailer. ADVICE NEEDED PLEASE!

Replies: 19

Views: 3105

We use a chalkline to complete the entire length then Phil.

i.e. We`d measure along as far as the fifth wheel area and then increase the height of the chalkline giving us a perfectly straight line to work off.

Hard to explain without diagrams but i`ll try and look out a pic of a completed job.

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:09 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 40FT CurtainTrailer. ADVICE NEEDED PLEASE!

Replies: 19

Views: 3105

I have to disagree with John and Phil, When the curtains are taught, they tend to cause the roof to bow, the trailer side rails will remain straight, so I would measure from the botttom or better still as phil says use a chalk line front to back down the centre. Peter Spot on Peter. The top rail on...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:59 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Outlook express failure

Replies: 24

Views: 6110

Have you tried disabling e-mail virus scan checker?

Norton can cause all sorts of problems with script blocking and firewalls.

Try disabling temporarily.

Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:19 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: why is my hard drive making funny noises?

Replies: 31

Views: 5196

Do a google search for "getdataback"

Worked for me on 2 seperate pieces of sh ite Fujistu hard drives.

I think as long as the bios detects it, it works.

Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:18 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: why is my hard drive making funny noises?

Replies: 31

Views: 5196

Just a thought....Sometimes my computer freezes up for no apparent reason and I have to re-boot it. Do you think someones been playing silly buggers and stuck my hard drive in the fridge without me knowing :-? Sounds more like they have stuck a fridge in your hard drive mate. I`d install CCTV asap....

Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: **CONGRATULATIONS MRS R!**

Replies: 58

Views: 3918

All the very best Nik.

Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:26 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how long can i leave paintwork before applying vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1838

Rob, It has happened to me, Its normally transport (hot enamel) that does this, It does need more time to dry, because its normally applied to large vehicles, and ovens for 40 ft vehicles arnt common, Sure Rob G can explain better, It usually dissapears though Peter Spot on Peter. "Hot Spray&q...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:23 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how long can i leave paintwork before applying vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1838

Hi Robert, The problem you describe is when the outer skin of the paintwork has dried solid but the first coat or the inner skin which sits on top of the primer hasn`t. It`s a very common occurance and happens when a wrong primer has been used with a top coat or when the paint hasn`t been cured prop...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how long can i leave paintwork before applying vinyl?

Replies: 10

Views: 1838

It depends entirely on the paintwork process.

If done properly in a low bake oven using the proper products, you can do anything to it after baking it for an hour. You can even re-paint it after an hour :)

If some chancer done it in his lock up, i`d give it a fortnight ;)

Rod`

Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:04 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PC workstation you can stand at?

Replies: 12

Views: 1634

rod have you tried ikea .....i know ...i know but i was in the edinburgh one last week and im sure ...unless im having a brain f@@rt that they actually had stations titled standing work stations ...mabe worth a try mate :D Brian ....ps ill get thru with that tom tom one day Hi Brian, I liken Ikea t...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PC workstation you can stand at?

Replies: 12

Views: 1634

Well, interesting that.. but ya know.. health and safety of an operator, all that jazz. Not quite sure if it would effect H&S Dave. I`d be inclined to think that there are less H&S issues having employes stand rather than sit. When sitting, you have to have the monitor height set rightly, y...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PC workstation you can stand at?

Replies: 12

Views: 1634

You could try: http://www.furnitureatwork.co.uk/WebConnect/MainServlet?storeId=FaW&catalogId=webconnect&langId=en_GB&action=ProductDisplay&screenlabel=index&productId=39309 I've ordered from them, very good quality and efficient delivery. Thanks Tim, I actually looked on that si...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PC workstation you can stand at?

Replies: 12

Views: 1634

well we had one stand up shelf and one sit down computer station... recently knocked down the standup one as the operators didn't use it enough. It's when you get problems with a file you concentrate better when sat down. Yeah thats true Dave but i`ve watched operators sit at their PC`s when the pl...

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:39 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: PC workstation you can stand at?

Replies: 12

Views: 1634

PC workstation you can stand at?

Hiyas, i`m looking for a supplier of a PC workstation i can park next to our plotters so our operators can stand at them whilst working with the plotters etc. As you can imagine, there is no end to the little things you can sit at but i`m looking for the ones you can stand at. Any ideas where i migh...

Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:03 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mat suppliers?

Replies: 30

Views: 9123

Cheers Dave

rod

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cutting mat suppliers?

Replies: 30

Views: 9123

Dave, I`ve just been speaking to David at stockline in Glasgow and he is suggesting that it is in fact Polyetheline and not Polypropoline like your saying. Should i insist on 4.5mm HD Polypropoline?. He`s gone to "look into it a bit more" but i was hoping to be pre-armed when he comes back...

Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:03 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Need some help on creating a grid vector in SL7

Replies: 3

Views: 1733

Heya Pete. I think i might have figured it out using the "array" function. Basically i need a large grid, like a wall planner on a dry-wipe board with rows and columns for information. The mistake i think i was making was that i was welding the lines together before completing the informat...

Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:46 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help to incorporate both addresses onto one van?

Replies: 10

Views: 2011

Jill have you slammed that van? :o :D

You been watchin too much American Hotrod :cool:

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:26 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Need some help on creating a grid vector in SL7

Replies: 3

Views: 1733

Need some help on creating a grid vector in SL7

I know i know, it sounds easy, but i`ve been ar.sing about for an hour trying to find an option to creat a perfectly formed and spaced vector grid which i can then type text in and then alter the slightly if the text exceeds it`s boundaries. I`ve tried to create an excell spreadsheet and import it e...

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:22 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: blurring an image, help needed please

Replies: 4

Views: 1217

Hi Neill,

Our very own Dave Rowland created a demo for this a couple of months back in the demonstration forum.

You would need to subscribe to view it though, but it`s well worth the dosh.

Rod

Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bought our own premises - No more rent!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1978

Excellent investment choice Dave.

I think it`s quite important to own your business property.

Look at all that space too :)

Congrats.

Rod

p.s. Dave whats the logic behind your company name?. I`m not really understanding the question mark.

Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:59 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap - Dairy Van

Replies: 19

Views: 5355

Nice work m8.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond/Reynobond etc BIG sheet supplier?

Replies: 5

Views: 1362

Service Metals are a company i`d recommend.

They have depots all over the UK and are very competative. They also cut to order and deliver.

Give them a try mate.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:27 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fixings for steel clad buildings

Replies: 8

Views: 1711

There are 2 types of "cladding" screws. 1 type has a fine, tight thread designed to fix the cladding sheets on to the steel rails of the building. The Second type is a "stitcher" which has a much wider thread and is designed to "clamp" or "stitch" 2 sheets tog...

Tue May 30, 2006 2:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - COME ON ENGLAND

Replies: 42

Views: 4098

Sorry. I'm with Mr parsons on this one......... Never mind chris mate. We whipped t+tobago the other day 2-1. World cup surprises bleahh. World cup wannabes more like. Dont worry we'll be in the euros Chris(wish full thinking) On the subject of footy. I think Spain, or portugal are gonna do it........

Tue May 30, 2006 2:30 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - COME ON ENGLAND

Replies: 42

Views: 4098

My vocabulary is limited m8 but does Shadenfreude mean something like laughing at other people`s misfortunes?...or something?. Could be completely wrong :D

If youre suggesting i`ll laugh if England get humped 5-0 by Trinidad and Tobago then i can`t really deny it :)

Tue May 30, 2006 10:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics - COME ON ENGLAND

Replies: 42

Views: 4098

I hope England do well. In everything other than sport, i regard England as cousins and close friends and allies. In sport, i like to see the "Auld Enemy" suffer for no other reason than a bit of light hearted sporting rivarly. This time, however, i`m actually rooting for England for some ...

Mon May 22, 2006 11:29 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there such a material suitable for marine vessels?

Replies: 3

Views: 1213

Thanks Shane, i`ll check it out.

Cheers

Mon May 22, 2006 11:09 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there such a material suitable for marine vessels?

Replies: 3

Views: 1213

is there such a material suitable for marine vessels?

Hi Guys, Is there such a thing as vinyl designed to be fitted to marine vessels etc which can sustain prolonged periods in water?. It`s the first time i`ve ever been asked this question and while i assured the potential customer than standard vinyl is waterproof, he enquired as to whether or not the...

Sun May 07, 2006 9:45 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved sign and painted from 1991

Replies: 12

Views: 4238

Very nice.

What was it actually used for?

Sun May 07, 2006 9:43 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved sign and painted from 1991

Replies: 12

Views: 4238

Very nice

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: assortment

Replies: 20

Views: 2665

G`work Jill.

Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:23 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: help please my pc shuts off and wont re-start?

Replies: 38

Views: 12209

A huge % of PC problems are heat related Marcela. Even if the fans are spinning, the contact between the CPU and the heatsink may not be sufficient enough to disperse the heat properly. This is caused by inferior thermal paste being used on cheaper pc systems. If your probelms persist, it`s worthing...

Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This is NOT me!

Replies: 12

Views: 893

Don`t much fancy his chances at shaking it after a visit to the gents.

I`ll wager he`d have more success stamping his feet.

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TOM TOM 500

Replies: 23

Views: 1739

Brian,

http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/

On that main page you`ll see the speed camera database with easy to follow instructions how to install them on your TTG.

Remember to back up what is on your SIMM card before doing anything tho.

:wink:

Cheers

Rod

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TOM TOM 500

Replies: 23

Views: 1739

Gimmie a bell m8, 01236 872433 and ask for at the switchboard.

Rod

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TOM TOM 500

Replies: 23

Views: 1739

Just tried it mate and it`s directing me right in to the middle of the town centre of Wolfhill.

What software version do you have on it?.

Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: TOM TOM 500

Replies: 23

Views: 1739

Brian, Tap the middle of your screen, (The blue arrow).... Tap "Navigate To".......... Tap the blue triangle to get the next page (It on the bottom right corner of scree)........ Tap "City Centre"....... Type in "Wolfhill" and it should show you "Wolfhill (Perth)&q...

Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:03 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: lorry graphics: cargotime

Replies: 7

Views: 665

mindaugas wrote:hi, its vinyl oracal for baner, 561


:o

Can you post us another picture of it in a couple of months?

:wink:

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why 8 x 4?

Replies: 30

Views: 2099

Robert Lambie wrote:my dad still steps out measurements for pricing big signs. just for quick guesstimate of course but i still cringe :-?


hehe, He done it yesterday when we were both estimating a job together and, remarkably, it was actually very accurate :)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone know anything about leasehold property?

Replies: 8

Views: 1201

Thanks guys, my google searches proved pretty crap tbh but i`ll confess i never tried yours Pete.

Thanks for input.

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone know anything about leasehold property?

Replies: 8

Views: 1201

Thanks John,

Was hoping to get at least a basic idea of how it works before getting a solicitor involved.

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone know anything about leasehold property?

Replies: 8

Views: 1201

Anyone know anything about leasehold property?

It`s kinda alien to me. We are considering buying a flat in a building of 4 flats. The tenure for buying the flat is "leasehold". This is a term i`m not fully understanding so hopefully someone could correct me if i`m wrong. It seems this particular flat is, as said, is a leasehold property and the ...

Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: scariest films, in your opinion

Replies: 37

Views: 3407

The Exorcist done it for me. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/esponjiforme/exorcist.jpg I saw it when i was 11 and probably shouldn`t have. The Exorcist 3 with George C Scott is also very scary in it`s own right. It was on Sky just the other night. I downloaded the audio book of the Exorcist wi...

Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SIGN NIGHTMARES

Replies: 19

Views: 1474

Joe McNamara wrote:
Marcella wrote:
Although .... he did play for Rangers :-?

Image

Image

:wink:

Cheers
Joe


Enjoy the success while it lasts Joe :)

Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sat nav

Replies: 40

Views: 3679

so it aids you in keeping your speed correct thus avoiding speeding fines. a cheeper option is to look out of the window and slow down a bit. to many distractions for the driver. just my opinion. chris And i suppose a cheaper option for music is to throw away the stereo and just sing yourself? :D :...

Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: whats a suitable material for skips?

Replies: 11

Views: 1921

Magnetic Vinyl.

There is a demo in the hints and tips section of this site.

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sat nav

Replies: 40

Views: 3679

I have a TomTom Go 300 and i love it. Great piece of kit. The most attractive feature for me is the speed camera database and how it alerts you to the speed limit of the zone you are currently in and has the location of every speed camera in great Britain including mobile locations. The database is ...

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: outlook Problem

Replies: 4

Views: 363

Checked the help file and found this Pete, On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab. To stop using a stationery, in the "Use this stationery by default box", click <None>. To stop using a signature, in the "Use this signature by default box", click <None>. To turn off a s...

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rant time: These we can do without...

Replies: 8

Views: 1244

Quickest way you can lose a friend is to lend him money.

I had a similiar experience but with a far lesser amount although a friend ripping you off for £100.00 is just as deceictful as ripping you off for £10,000

As John said, you put it down to experience and move on.

Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:34 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: ADSL Updates

Replies: 2

Views: 989

Thats good news.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:09 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: do you think this is a cheap x3 version?

Replies: 49

Views: 21120

Dave Rowland wrote:yep, you dont get manuals or extras with the education version


Who needs manuals when we have people like you around Dave?.

:wink:

Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just found out today that we get charged for rain water....

Replies: 6

Views: 893

Just found out today that we get charged for rain water....

...landing on our premises and going in to the drains by our local water authority, based on the ratebale value of our business premises. They charge us for water coming in via a supply (fair enough), they charge us for flushing the toilet and draining the sink, and apparently since 2004, we have be...

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:08 am

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how can I do this in Signlab?

Replies: 6

Views: 2519

Yeah that ain`t a bad idea Pete. There are many different tips and tricks on software scattered across many different forums. Would be nice if they were all together for easier reference. Theres such a wide array of software and techniques though. Hard to catergorise them all under 1 title. I like t...

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:35 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Just come across this neat little carving/engraving/routing

Replies: 1

Views: 1592

Looks like an excellent little tool.

Imagine how many door numbers and name plates you could knock out with that.

Amazing price also.

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:41 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Replies: 8

Views: 1646

Cheers Tim,

Son`t have illustrator 8 but dave managed to extract it for me using Acrobat Pro and it has worked out perfectly.

Even Archie`s kilt is vectorised ! :)

Thanks.

Rod

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Replies: 8

Views: 1646

Simply perfect dave.

I`ll need to find a way of incorporating "Dave Rowland" into my daughter`s bedtime Balamory story :)

Perhaps you should open up a sign shop next to "Pocket and Sweet" on the main St :)

Thanks again mate. ;)

Rod

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:50 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Replies: 8

Views: 1646

Thanks Nik,

i`ll go hunt down a copy of Pro.

Thanks again.

Rod

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Replies: 8

Views: 1646

Thanks dave,

Pro would allow me to select that specific layer or collection of vectors?.

Cheers

Rod

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:03 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Replies: 8

Views: 1646

An interesting one for the Acrobat gurus

Hi Guys, i came across this pdf file http://www.bbcmagazines.com/teachme/ttm_web_activity3.pdf which is freely available for download. On closer inspection, i noticed that the long, scenic image at the very bottom retains it`s sharpness no matter how close you zoom in. It seems to be some sort of la...

Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Where do you work from?

Replies: 22

Views: 2521

Another aspect to give some consideration to is looking at a shop or premises with a view to buying it....not simply renting it. Renting should always be the last option. £400.00 a month could go a long way to paying a mortgage and 10 - 15 years from now you `ll find yourself with a nicely growing a...

Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:09 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: what do other folk pay for their ink carts?

Replies: 33

Views: 8232

£45.00 each if ordered 10 at a time.

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is red reflective on the side of vehicles legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 2573

Peter Cox wrote:Hey Paul,

No probs with red on back or sides but on front is a definate no no.

Peter


I was always led to beleive that red reflective is not allowed outwith 1 metre of the rear of a vehicle.

Maybe Big G can confirm.

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is red reflective on the side of vehicles legal?

Replies: 13

Views: 2573

http://www.highways.gov.uk/business/abnormal_loads/cop_report/03.htm#ap_05

Some guidlines there.

There doesn`t seem to be any hard factual guidlines avialable, but this diagram will give you an approximate idea.

Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:52 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: First Part Wrap Design - Opinions please?

Replies: 15

Views: 4931

Hugh.....Nice "wrap" although "around trees" is not the idea. ;)

Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:49 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: First Part Wrap Design - Opinions please?

Replies: 15

Views: 4931

Looks good Pete, and as Rob says, we`ll assume the stretched oranges on the side are just for draft purposes and not actually going to look like that when printed.

£550.00 also sounds too cheap.

Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:20 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone help with some cadet advice please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3486

I had a similiar problem Phill and it turned out to be this http://home.btconnect.com/gray/inkheadvakve.jpg It`s a valve that sits on top of the print head. As it`s made of nylon, its rather fragile and i suspect mine was fitted with a heavy hand and developed a small crack at the clip that fixes it...

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why I'm great.

Replies: 8

Views: 779

Cue Ball rhymes with screw ball.

Co-incidence?

You decide :) :wink:

Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Trawler Fishbar

Replies: 16

Views: 2428

Nice work Miss smarty pants.

Like the black backround to create the outlines of the figures.

Nice work J.

Rod

Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:35 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: why cant my pc detect a mouse when switched on?

Replies: 11

Views: 3710

Assuming you have more than one machine, i`d swap mice around machines and see if the same symptoms occur. Easiest way to single out if the problem is with the Mouse or the machine. What in gods name are you doing running Windows 98 anyway?. It`s almost 2006!. Windows 98 users deserve all they get ;)

Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:55 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Gerber Edge for Sale

Replies: 6

Views: 776

Re: Gerber Edge

harrycat wrote:PS, I didn't swear, his name is Richard, but is known as D*ick.


lol :)

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics: Hytorc

Replies: 15

Views: 2721

Nice Nik, about time you started showing us some of your stuff dammit.

Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:45 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a Tartan Vinyl supplier?

Replies: 9

Views: 2126

Can i make a recommendation and thats if you are going to print a tartan background to then plot letters out of that you don`t try and do it all at the same time. Print the tartan 1 day and leave it a minimum of 24 hours to completely dry out of solvents and harden up. Then use it as normal vinyl. i...

Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:04 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone give me some tips/advice with cadet please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3618

Good luck with the new machine Phil

I never slept for 2 night when i first got mine, wondering if i had made the right move.

Now i couldn`t live without it.

Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:02 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: can anyone give me some tips/advice with cadet please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3618

Got a decent video camera?

Take it with you a record the demo the guy gives you on the machine because i can guarantee it is too much to absorb in 1 day, especially, the head soaking demo.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:49 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i go about doing an outline that overlap the letter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1364

1. Do your outline as normal. 2. Seperate it from the original text and make a copy of the original text (move it out the way for later use. 3. Apply a 2 or 3 mm "INLINE" to the original text using the same colour as the outline. 4. Weld it and delete the text 5. Bring back the original text you cop...

Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Warning, this is not for the faint hearted!!!!!

Replies: 14

Views: 1399

ste68blue wrote:try figure this idiots actions out??

i have a number of this type of pic, i'll post some more later.

not as grewsum as the earlier one.

cheers
stephen



Unbelievable.

Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:23 am

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: What are you paying for your Cadet Cartridges?

Replies: 11

Views: 2681

Time we clubbed together and with pitch forks and flaming torches and demanded lower prices.

C`mon Rob, get intae them!.


:wink:

Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:01 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: What are you paying for your Cadet Cartridges?

Replies: 11

Views: 2681

I have just heard that empty carts are classed as hazardous waste and should be disposed of in the correct manner. Can anyone tell the what the correct manner is? Place hand on wheelie bin lid, lift in a vertically upward direction, throw cartridge in aperture created by the vertical lift on the li...

Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:10 pm

Forum: Uniform Printers

Topic: What are you paying for your Cadet Cartridges?

Replies: 11

Views: 2681

What are you paying for your Cadet Cartridges?

Paying £65.00 + VAT for my 220cc cadet carts.

This the average/fair price?.

I`m sure someone once mentioned to me that they paid £55.00. I could be wrong tho.

Cheers

Rod

Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: So what do you suggest?

Replies: 35

Views: 2207

Why is it when I post to this site, it's like being in a timewarp. Every time I post, the time posted is an hour earlier then I posted. This could get me out of a scrape every Friday when everyone wants their job by the end of the week :wink: Go on to your profile and set the time to "GMT +1" Rod

Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:00 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: So what do you suggest?

Replies: 35

Views: 2207

Marcella i`ve used automotive paints for 17 years now and never have had any problems like you mention. I do recall one time, however, when a situation arose, just like the one you described in your original post whereby a customer had brought in a van that had been painted with "something i bought ...

Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: So what do you suggest?

Replies: 35

Views: 2207

If the temperature is right Marcella, there isn`t a whole lot of things winyl won`t stick to so it must be one hell of a bad job if masking tape won`t stick to it. Sounds to me like the guy simply does not care about image if he got his comapny vehicle painted with a roller so if i were you i`d stic...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:43 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4630

Trick is to set them up 1 at a time m8.

Easier to troubleshoot.

Pity you weren`t closer. A cup of coffee is all i would charge to sort it out.

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

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

Replies: 40

Views: 6546

don't let the vinyl touch the glass unless the squeegee puts it there. This is not basic vinyl application, it is slightly more advanced than that as etch vinyl only gives you one chance, so the result you have had is understandable Good advice G. "Air Floating" vinyl on in this weather is a huge n...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:23 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: pc damage from an open lead is this true?

Replies: 6

Views: 2011

I remember someone once told me that if i pick dandelions....i`ll wet the bed and if i didn`t "straighten my face" (Stop frowning) the wind would blow and make it stay like that forever.

:o

btw Nik, i`m still not talking to you.

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:14 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4630

Are all PC`s properly named m8?. Right click on "My Computer" and then choose properties. Click the "Computer name" and you`ll see some details. Make sure all the pc`s are on the same network name. "MSHOME" or "NETWORK". If not, then click on the Netwrok ID tag and go through the renaming wizard so ...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Small Network

Replies: 12

Views: 4630

This is a difficult problem to solve without physically seeing your setup or knowing how far you`ve gone with the setup already. A wireless router should be connected directly to your cable modem where it acts as a DHCP server and all your pcs and laptops are assigned an IP address from the router. ...

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:03 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: what machine should i buy a Graphtec or Suma please?

Replies: 31

Views: 11592

graphtec for me too... i have a 54inch one just now and a roland 48inch one... which i plan to replace with another graphtec shortly. graphtec are also official suppliers to the UKSG. all this said, i think summa have equally as good a machine on reaading reports and reviews here on the site and el...

Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do you work from Home or Premisess ?

Replies: 35

Views: 4187

You're not the only one needing to change their photo.... mine is 2 years out of date!!!!! I'm a bit older and rounder now :( ! When you change yours put the Huskies in too!!!!! Don`t do it Marc!, Nik lambasted me for changing mine. I have cried myself to sleep every night since due to her hurtful ...

Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Finishing

Replies: 10

Views: 1350

Can anyone recommend a good eyelet machine? We bought the manual die and punch thing but it`s no good for large orders and i`ve hit my thumb twice while pounding on the fricken things. trying to answer a phone while Steve is deafening us all with the hammer and punch is a little draconian. :( Basica...

Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:30 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with first wrap please?

Replies: 28

Views: 4609

Nice Andew.

Always wondered how a skeletal car image, like the one attached, would look on a wrap. Obviously this one is at the wrong angle but if i ever become rich enough to own one of these, i`d give it a try :)

Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stondard of speeling

Replies: 20

Views: 1162

I once signwrote a truck for a company in Motherwell. Dunno how the ( oh i swore ) i managed it but i put 3 L`s on at the end.


Motherwelll


:roll:

Painted on to fresh paint so we had to re-paint the door. :evil: :oops:

However, i will deny this to the day i die!. :wink:

Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:19 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: strange cadet problem

Replies: 26

Views: 3579

Check any joins in the inklines , the damper wont really suck air unless the O-ring is faulty You can pull it off and reseat it - be careful of the membrane , The damper should be about 2/3rds full. Its most likely at one of the junctions or bits where the ink lines go into something. tighten up an...

Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:33 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: strange cadet problem

Replies: 26

Views: 3579

Just ran in to my first problem with the cadet. The magenta ran out while printing and, for some reason, the ink low warning system failed. I inserted a new magenta cart but it was airlocked so i had to do the syringe routine. I eventually got it to work and when it finally test printed correctly, t...

Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:46 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: what cadet vinyl?

Replies: 3

Views: 1157

In the same boat as yourself Johnny. I have 2 partial wrap jobs sneaking closer and closer and i have done zero hardcore research on wrapping film.

Theres loads to choose from.

I like the sound of the application of the KPMF stuff.

Only 1 way to find out.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question (so settle a debate)

Replies: 19

Views: 1728

Thanks Rob, some clear advice there mate, cheers.

Thanks Peter, had a good read through that site and it was very informative.

Cheers

Rod

Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question (so settle a debate)

Replies: 19

Views: 1728

I think your formula does overdo it somewhat. It assumes that tripling the size of a sign triples the labour cost, which it obviously doesn't. It may well increase (labour) but not directly in proportion with the sign size. I work on material cost+time I regularly make A3 sized 3mm foamex panels wi...

Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question (so settle a debate)

Replies: 19

Views: 1728

flippin hell. I was convinced i`d won this one, looks like back to the drawing board for me. All you guys , apart from Adrian, seem to be looking nearer the £12.00 per 300x200, 5mm Foam, Basic text/H&S text. Would this automatically mean that if the 300 x 200 = 60000mm2 = £12.00 then ;- 400x300 ...

Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Quick pricing question (so settle a debate)

Replies: 19

Views: 1728

Quick pricing question (so settle a debate)

How much, on average, would you guys charge for; 1 x 200mm x 300mm H&E sign. and 10 x 200mm x 300mm H&E sign. Made in 5mm Foamboard with 751 oracle vinyl. Supply only. I was thinking Circa £7.00 +vat each and £6.00 +vat for 10+. Mate of mine reckons nearer £12.00 +vat each and about £10.00 e...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trouble in London

Replies: 97

Views: 6662

Good post Marcella, spot on.

Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:25 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: application tips please for apa truck vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 1532

Paul youre right, It didn`t strike me immediately as being really sticky and it does take time to stick properly to the curtain material. As long as you have properly cleaned the curtain and left absolutely zero residue, then it`ll be fine. Don`t be tempted to go picking at edges to "see how well it...

Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Live 8

Replies: 56

Views: 2742

Still purring from Pink Floyd`s performance. Watched it again this morning twice.

How good was it to see Roger Waters back?.

Gilmour still owns that guitar.

Tour dammit, Tour!.

Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FREE DESIGN SERVICE.....

Replies: 61

Views: 2947

yeah, and bill the other sign company also, for design services.

Parasites.

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:11 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Any recommend a cheap/low quality reflective vinyl?

Replies: 1

Views: 658

Any recommend a cheap/low quality reflective vinyl?

Looking for some short term/low grade (cheap) reflective at 1220mm wide.

Anyone have any recommendations along with an approx price per metre?.

Cheers

Rod

Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:13 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Plotter For Sale

Replies: 4

Views: 516

Cheers m8

Was actually in the hunt for a decent second hand 1220mm.

Thanks tho.

Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:53 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Looking for a decent second hand 1220mm plotter

Replies: 1

Views: 398

Looking for a decent second hand 1220mm plotter

Would it be easier to find hen`s teeth?

Can`t justify buying new so if anyone knows of any decent qulaity second hand 1220mm plotters going for sale, please let me know.

Thanks

Rod

Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:46 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Plotter For Sale

Replies: 4

Views: 516

Excuse my ignoarance LJ but what is the maximum plot width of this machine?.

Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Air Conditioning Units

Replies: 15

Views: 1312

:D ac In Scotland? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Mind you I do remember the time I was shooting a corporate video for the Bank of Scotland and the temp got to 25 degrees... It was a heatwave and the staff were threatening to walk out if they didn't get ac. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D My Aussie wi...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:27 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Designing a wrap project help needed please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Thanks Tim, great advice there. Do you guys have any tips or tricks on the gradient tool?. The plan is to have a gradient fill running from dark blue at the back of the van through to white at the front doors of the van. i`ve been playing with the gradient tool on the full size image and it appears ...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Air Conditioning Units

Replies: 15

Views: 1312

Air Conditioning Units

Hiyas, Any recently aquired, or thinking about buying an Air Con unit for the office?. It was like 27 degrees in her yesterday so i popped along to B&Q. There was some system there for £250.00 but it looked hellish, came as 2 pieces and needed installed on some sort of shelf system. It looked li...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:55 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: spray laminate

Replies: 28

Views: 7757

Nik, We use this method for painting areas on agricultural equipment and chassis that we can`t reach properly we a spray gun. Maybe i should have been clearer that i haven`t actually tried liquid laminate using this method. We have used many different paints and many different lacquers and get some ...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:54 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Help with going digital

Replies: 5

Views: 1269

Hi Claire,

If you use the search feature on the site, you`ll see there are literally hundreds of posts on this very subject and answering all your questions.

Glean as much info as you can from those, then post more specific questions and i`m sure you`ll get the answers you need.

Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:51 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Designing a wrap project help needed please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Dave (& Signboy) thanks a million. The info you`ve given me has kinda helped me grasp what to do. 1. Design in Corel 2. Make Backgrounds in Photoshop and Export to Corel 3. Export finished design to Troop. I`ve been trying to open scaled van outlines in Photoshop :oops: :D Makes much more sense ...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:35 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Designing a wrap project help needed please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Signboy. The new file dialogue box below is what i`d ideally like to set up correctly before starting. http://home.btconnect.com/gray/ps_new_file_box.jpg Name: Irrelevent Preset Sizes: Custom Width & height: I wasn`t sure whether or not i need to size the file to the same size dimensions as the ...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:33 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Desktop Vinyl Strip cutter thingy?

Replies: 5

Views: 1449

Hi Shane,

Sounds like the thing.

Are Spandex a retailer and/or a Manufacturer?. i.e. Do they sell direct or do i have to go through some retailer here in the uk?.

Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:35 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Designing a wrap project help needed please?

Replies: 9

Views: 2763

Designing a wrap project help needed please?

Hi guys, I`m designing a wrap for our new work van and i have all the lay-out, pictures and plans. Everything i need to get started What i don`t have is any experience whatsoever in the basics of actually starting creating the artwork properly for wide format output. I am planning on designing it en...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:50 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Desktop Vinyl Strip cutter thingy?

Replies: 5

Views: 1449

Thanks Rod, Slitter is the word that wouldn`t come to me this moring but sounds exactly what i`m after. I remember seeing one in a mag years ago and when i tok advice on it i was told it wasn`t very good. That was about 9 years ago!. I`m just wondering if anyone knows of a model i can buy off the sh...

Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:05 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Desktop Vinyl Strip cutter thingy?

Replies: 5

Views: 1449

Desktop Vinyl Strip cutter thingy?

Morning, There is a car accident repair garage local to me that repair cars and in their office they have a little device that clamps on to their desk. It`s like a small guillotine and rolls of viny, up to 100mm, can be dragged/pulled through it to create pin strips (any width really). It`s like a m...

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:54 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: redhill

Replies: 8

Views: 858

Brill Jill

Tue May 31, 2005 12:58 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: spray laminate

Replies: 28

Views: 7757

i`m with shane regards using a small roller. The results we can get with rollers is sometimes as good as spray-paint. Use sponge rollers, not the nylon synethic ones that are supposed to look like wool. Make sure you put plenty of laminating fluid into the sponge before applying on the vinyl otherwi...

Tue May 31, 2005 12:52 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Lamination- hot or cold?

Replies: 5

Views: 1203

Rob,

Don`t buy solely on price and make sure you get either an on-site demo, or go and see one of the laminators, you have shortlisted, in action.

Mon May 23, 2005 4:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A rolling stone gathers no moss?

Replies: 38

Views: 2855

Lee Harris wrote:I'll take the coward's way out, McRod............................All of them!

Give me time to think about that oneand I'll get back.

Lee


ONLY 3 remember Lee.

It`s soooooo hard :P

Mon May 23, 2005 4:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A rolling stone gathers no moss?

Replies: 38

Views: 2855

Jillbeans wrote:What about "Paint it Black"? That's my fave.
Love....Jill


Jill, "She`s like a Rainbow" could almost be your theme tune :D

Go and listen to it :wink:

Mon May 23, 2005 3:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A rolling stone gathers no moss?

Replies: 38

Views: 2855

Seen them twice. Once when they closed the first half of a show - and the second about a year later,when they were top billing. Both times Brian Jones was playing.....pure Rock & Roll Lee Fascinating character was Brian Jones. I read a book on him entitled "Who killed Christopher Robin" about t...

Sat May 21, 2005 6:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A rolling stone gathers no moss?

Replies: 38

Views: 2855

Seen the Stones 4 times now, last one being about 18 months ago in Glasgow.

Outstanding :D

Fri May 20, 2005 7:46 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: PDF & Cut Path

Replies: 16

Views: 2645

Yeah Peter this is one of the probelms Mort and i discovered between our 2 versions of Troop. Troop DX takes in a PDF and literally within seconds your cutpath is on it and it`s printing. Troop V5 can`t even open it. I just can`t understand why software which is supposed to be a newer version, can`t...

Thu May 19, 2005 11:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: find the man

Replies: 41

Views: 1778

I bet Phill can pick out a Jesus head.

Thu May 19, 2005 7:50 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Troop RIP Software

Replies: 23

Views: 4886

Hi Rob, Thats the problem, he did get the "latest" version (V 5) which happens to be the cheaper and watered down version of Troop DX (V 4) I know it sounds odd but version 4 is much more functional in terms of text manipulation and editing as it incorporates Flexisign and that would have been far m...

Wed May 18, 2005 8:08 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Troop RIP Software

Replies: 23

Views: 4886

Gordon, Print Maxx have flogged him the cheaper Troop 5 which seems to have no text creation or manipulation abilities which is vital for the intermediate signmaker. Mort`s bread and butter stuff is basic text signage and now he`s left with having to go out and buy Corel Draw or whatever to create t...

Wed May 18, 2005 7:48 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what material is used for emergency services?

Replies: 9

Views: 1538

Big G is the man to speak to.

Wed May 18, 2005 12:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scam Season again! Business Rates Reduction

Replies: 8

Views: 1191

Almost Daily we get called by some broken English speaking morons asking if we want to change our Phone line rental from BT whereby we can save 50% on all calls etc.

We just hang up.

Tue May 17, 2005 4:47 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Troop RIP Software

Replies: 23

Views: 4886

Troop RIP Software

Hi guys, I`ve had the Cadet in for 2 weeks now and in that time i`ve slowly been "waking up" to some of the features of the RIP Software and in this case Troop DX V4. (Troop 4 came via Silverskies as part of the package). Mort took delivery of his package yesterday and we just assumed this Troop RIP...

Tue May 17, 2005 3:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is this vinyl laminator available in europe yet?

Replies: 32

Views: 8193

Thanks Shane

Tue May 17, 2005 2:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is this vinyl laminator available in europe yet?

Replies: 32

Views: 8193

Hi Shane,

It`s been a few weeks, is the laminator still performing?.

and how much is AU$4500 in real money? ;)

Cheers

Rod

Fri May 13, 2005 2:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: quotes and "customers"

Replies: 5

Views: 628

Jillbeans wrote:If it turns a customer away, they were more than likely just price-shopping in the first place.


100% sound advice.

Theres something very suspicious about customers who don`t want to pay deposits. Not just in the sign business.

Fri May 13, 2005 2:28 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this logo please?

Replies: 35

Views: 4342

I like number 2 but for me it needs to lose the first knuckle and the long jib section should be more vertical.... oh and also lose the full stop. It interferes with the centre justified look and isn`t necessary.

Fri May 13, 2005 10:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Spare Wheel Cover Problem?

Replies: 6

Views: 773

Formula 4x4

01785 811211

Fri May 06, 2005 3:45 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: vehicle wrapping: mm timber

Replies: 20

Views: 4173

48 hours??......wtf!!

Excellent work G4B, it looks first class.

Fri May 06, 2005 3:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Sending out Solvent Printer samples

Replies: 6

Views: 2100

Great advice guys, thanks.

I`ll attach the file for your scrutinisation before going ahead.

Thanks again.

Fri May 06, 2005 1:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It would appear we are staying labour

Replies: 9

Views: 653

Now batton your hatches everyone and brace yourselves for the Labour tax man. Theres millions of spongers and loafers needing their dole money and invalidity benefit due to heroin addiction. It`s up to us hard-working, self employed fools to give it to them....hand over fist. Good luck to you Rod, ...

Fri May 06, 2005 10:35 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Sending out Solvent Printer samples

Replies: 6

Views: 2100

Sending out Solvent Printer samples

Hi All, I`m considering sending out some samples of digital printing to my exisiting customer base to show them what the machine is capable of. So far i`m thinking.... - A couple of small H&S Signs - Hi - Rez food image (Quite Large) - Simple 3 spot colour image (maybe a cartoon character) - Som...

Fri May 06, 2005 8:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It would appear we are staying labour

Replies: 9

Views: 653

As a self-employed businessman, i`m saddened that they are in power but quite happy that Brown and Blair will be in office when the impending economic slump hits. (Sooner rather than later). It means Labour will be in power when it happens and will be unable to blame anyone else. Now batton your hat...
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