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Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:06 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: how do i export files as ai or eps into corel or adobe?

Replies: 19

Views: 4513

Marcella, I used to have signlab on my pc, but it never got used, so I deleted it !! Nigel heck Nigel, one of the reasons I won't leave Signlab is that it cost be so much and another program would cost almost as much again. Personally, after paying so much I would persist with learning it, it's qui...

Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:35 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think about this layout?

Replies: 8

Views: 2228

Gordon, I love the design, strong and bold.

I recall Mike's "bedrock" thing too, trouble is, I can't find ANY of Mikes' work on this site.

Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:43 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: any advice please on design of new logo and van layout?

Replies: 25

Views: 5934

Peter, I like the Big V too, if you practice a bit and study Rob's demo http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=17847#17847 it will help.

Otherwise, I like the black circle (lower right) on the recent version.

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics : Alive & Well

Replies: 9

Views: 1262

Nice designs Dewi, I like Alive and Well. Do you have a preferred supplier for clipart? or do you hand draw?

Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 16

Views: 2669

well let me make your welcome a wee bit warmer, welcome!! from Down Under Down under.

I look forward to whatever you have to say!

Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:32 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: Ivy Designs

Replies: 21

Views: 9347

Thanks for the correction Henry. I looked at that CD online and was very tempted, there's some very nice clipart on it.

Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi everyone!

Replies: 13

Views: 1601

wot did John just say? :-?

wot a lot of fancy wurds, it goes to show that sum signriters are very clever blokes and can wax poeticle from tyme to tyme.

Hey Timmy, not seen you for a while!

Oh, yes Amy, welcome to the site that truly educates as well as inspires! :wink:

Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:58 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: Ivy Designs

Replies: 21

Views: 9347

Brilliant work! the scroll work reminds me of the stuff put out by the American guy, is it Mike Stevens from Golden Era Studios?

Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs : Various

Replies: 5

Views: 918

Thanks Mike, here's a closeup.

That was quick off the mark Leeroy! what do you think about the next sign I'm going to post, do you like it?

Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: (funny) Not another church sign!

Replies: 4

Views: 943

True John, and the second "Adam" got us out of the mess!

I wonder if Saddam read this sign? (I doubt it somehow) :cool:

Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:54 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: fosnights of valencia

Replies: 10

Views: 5097

Bloomin' marbellous job Jill, I'm ashamed to say I've never tried the mable effect. I still have much to learn :(

Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs : Various

Replies: 5

Views: 918

Signs : Various

Sorry I've not been around much lately. I've taken on a lot of extra curricular activity on top of a heavy work load. However, here are a couple of projects I've knocked out recently. Top: 10mm foamex overlaid with vinyl Middle: 5 x 3 foot metal sign. Vinyl and digital prints Lower: our own family v...

Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:12 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: what do you think of my first business card design?

Replies: 37

Views: 7532

Nickie, you won't be in danger of boring anyone here. Many of our designs go through lots of changes before we decide on a design. I think too that when it is our OWN image we are trying to project, we tend to be much more critical. I know I am. All I want to say is - post as much as you like, it's ...

Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: (funny) Not another church sign!

Replies: 4

Views: 943

(funny) Not another church sign!

Not quite sure what to make of this one

Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Starting out

Replies: 12

Views: 2325

Sign mag

I received a complimentary copy of the South African magazine Practical Sign and Display. The lead article was "The Digital Camera as a sign tool" I was thinking that I'd read it before when I noticed that I had written the article. I must be getting old-timers disease, I'd forgotten that the editor...

Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:32 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : Ttorria

Replies: 10

Views: 1498

True, what a strange motor, it looks like the result of a serious rear end smash.
But the signwork is lovely, great job!!

what legs??

Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Xmas Party!

Replies: 22

Views: 2162

I'm dead jealous of your trip Lee, but then again, it'll be a wee bit cold and windy up the kilt in december. Did anyone tell you they have their winter then? No barbie's on the beach, that's for sure! Think of me if you go to Romford market, I used to work there. Well I had my turn meeting a few of...

Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Competition Winners. Find out who won???

Replies: 31

Views: 6988

How did I miss this? wow, well done Lee and Jenny, I'm dead proud of you both, and you look smashing in the shirts, 2 peas in a pod! (hot)

Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Charging for travel?

Replies: 10

Views: 1709

Wow Gerard, that's a lot of miles. John, I tried all those tips, 95% of the time it is successful, this time not, I think the lass was just either lazy or not really interested in having the work done. Sometimes this can be a good way to weed out the 'tirekickers' from serious customers. simon, you ...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Charging for travel?

Replies: 10

Views: 1709

Thanks all, I now am feeling fully justified :)

Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Charging for travel?

Replies: 10

Views: 1709

Charging for travel?

A lady got upset with me because she wanted me to come over to look at her shop and do a quote, quote mind you - no guarantee of work. She works on the west coast, a 3 hour drive each way. I said that if I had other work in the area I don't charge, but to make a special trip I would have to charge t...

Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3M GOLD squeegee.. ?

Replies: 17

Views: 1625

We pay $6.79 Aus or 2.71 pounds, like Rob, I like to use felt squeegees most of the time.

Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3M GOLD squeegee.. ?

Replies: 17

Views: 1625

have you two been getting into the turps?
:D :D :wink:

Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from Iceland

Replies: 9

Views: 1708

Welcome Erling, Iceland - wow, (my kids are fans of Bjork and all want to visit Iceland).

We couldn't be further from you but this site brings us closer.

Hope to hear more from you!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Broadband for us poor yokels

Replies: 7

Views: 1292

Well I am blessed then, I live in a small town on the bottom of the world, but we have broadband, have done for a few months, and its great, BUT it requires great discipline.....I keep wanting to check my mail every 5 minutes and see if there are any new posts. It's hard to get any work done when yo...

Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Question on British law

Replies: 9

Views: 1512

thats terrible Phil, security is one thing but we are loosing our freedoms, and that is sad.

I didn't wear my knife in the airport, well not trying to board a plane at least, heck you wouldn't get away with a nail file these days.

Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Cornwall

Replies: 8

Views: 1369

Hi Craig, what a lovely part of England you live in! I was privileged to have visited Cornwall in 99, welcome to the board, dive in and have fun!

Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: time to introduce myself

Replies: 15

Views: 2115

Welcome Dave, glad you could join us. We are all richer through this board and coming from a far-away-land I can say that it's wonderful how the net and this board especially breaks down the 'tyranny of distance' and brings us together.

Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Question on British law

Replies: 9

Views: 1512

Thanks for the replies, I was wondering when the "under the kilt" jokes would come - you did not dissappoint Rodney :wink: I agree that a sgian dubh is hardly concealed. I wore a swiss army knife on my belt (as I always do) while in England and the US recently, the only trouble I had was at a public...

Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Question on British law

Replies: 9

Views: 1512

Question on British law

Well off topic, but a friend in Scotland wants to know if there are laws that forbid the wearing of a Sgian Dubh (the knife that goes down the sock) with a kilt.
He is worried that in this mad age of terrorism he might get into trouble wearing the traditional dress.

Anyone know?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 3:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: live CHAT on the uksignboards.com

Replies: 13

Views: 1747

I agree, if chat is needed, Mirc would be fine.

I found chat boring too, and not of great value for the time spent, (even when i could get there - with the time difference).

This board works best for me.

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Links to famous people

Replies: 22

Views: 5835

I agree, a right nutter. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Links to famous people

Replies: 22

Views: 5835

I've not done much that's famous. When I worked as an engraver in London in the 70's I engraved a key tag for Elvis's gold cadillac and a trophy "Best drummer of the year" Ringo Starr. In recent times I have met to some well known Scottish artists, John McCusker and did an interview with Karine Polw...

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: WOW!! What a forum :)

Replies: 19

Views: 3165

I have a beard and false teeth and could do with a wig, so you wanna make something of it rob !??? :lol: :lol:

and Steve, it's not a skirt it's a kilt!!!!!!!!
I've getting defensive since I've just joined a Highland Pipe band.
:wink:

Does that make me Scottish??

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:42 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Windows XP

Replies: 5

Views: 1469

Steve I am all sympathy! I've just bought a new laptop (dell Inspiron 8500) with XP. I found just today by chance Rodney's tip about maximising performance, it also makes XP look more like 98 used to, easier to navigate too. Mine came loaded with Norton AV which conflicted with other software so I g...

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: your own web sites???

Replies: 22

Views: 2755

I've had a website for about three years, bit of a home-made effort, but to be honest I really have not gained much work from it in that time. I do find it worthwhile as an online portfolio, but the real use of portfolio's is to have the chance to sell a sign directly. The online portfolio takes awa...

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:05 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

Hi Ray, thanks for your advice, I should be fine, my dongle ends with "H" and I run Signlab 5

Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:46 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

Thanks Kevin, that's good news, I didn't know that. (hot)

Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

Thanks Lorraine, you wouldn't believe how few notebooks are being shipped with serial ports now, they are becoming a thing of the past (like floppy drives). While the notebook is secondary for signmaking purposes, I want to have the option of being able to run it one the notebook. Does anyone know i...

Mon Oct 06, 2003 4:38 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi all!

Replies: 9

Views: 1602

My! what big rolls of vinyls you have! :lol: :lol:

Welcome to the board, jump right in, the water is fine!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:30 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

Thanks lads (and Lass), it's very encouraging to hear all that. I suspect that I may have to replace my scanner, it's pretty old, but I wouldn't mind a nice new scanner anyway. Sounds like I may not have too much of a problem. I'm always wary, very wary of MS operating systems and usually the last o...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 2:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: All alone

Replies: 7

Views: 1378

I'm here Alan, don't worry :wink:

Fri Oct 03, 2003 2:38 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

that's encouraging, thanks Phil

Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:53 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Moving to XP

Replies: 19

Views: 4617

Moving to XP

I'm purchasing a new 'puter and it comes with XP. Did anyone have any hassles with running hardware? printers, scanners, plotters etc? I have an HP printer and Kodak camera, drivers are available for both, not sure about my Summa D620, I assume it will work. Hope I'm not in for any rude surprises, I...

Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how does 651 compare with avery 700?

Replies: 6

Views: 2554

Yes, thanks Henry. The Avery i have is the new one, but I understand there are further improvements yet to come.

We shall have to wait and see.

Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how does 651 compare with avery 700?

Replies: 6

Views: 2554

Henry, how can you tell the new Avery 700 from the old? is there a different liner?
I've heard that they have upgraded the vinyls but I don't think they have been released here yet.

Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:22 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how does 651 compare with avery 700?

Replies: 6

Views: 2554

how does 651 compare with avery 700?

We have a new supplier who carries Oracal. Well since it seems to be the favourite vinyl many who come here, I thought I might ask...... How does (eg) 651 compare with Avert 700 (the vinyl I use most)? Oracal does appear to be a bit cheaper, how does weeding and durability compare? Now I KNOW you al...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus Warning

Replies: 15

Views: 2107

Chalkie, I use Mail Washer Pro too, it's pretty good. It give me the chance to tell spammers "there's no-one home". well, those that listen anyway.

I've looked at a number of anti spam programs and none are really perfect, Mail Washer seems to be about the best.

Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:21 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tell me a secret!

Replies: 8

Views: 2278

Thanks all, some great choices there. I like the cups and nipple thingys Mike, but I've not seen them available here. Leeroy, glue is great until they decide to take it down, with half the wall, I need to be less intrusive to the wall, certainly the easiest method tho. Alan your method will work, I'...

Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:31 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Graphics : Grahams Dairies

Replies: 12

Views: 1611

One Man Can Make a Difference!! (:) Fantastic job, but I'd get fed up after the first truck. Question, the top sheet was applied first, obviously the best way, that means the bottom section overlays the top. From the view of water runoff, is it not better for the top to overlap the bottom? Just wond...

Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:26 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Tell me a secret!

Replies: 8

Views: 2278

Tell me a secret!

I need to fix a 10mm foamex board to an internal plaster wall and would prefer not to see screws showing from the outside.

I'm looking for tips on secret fixing, can anyone help? please? pretty please? :)

Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:47 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice needed please on buying a new computer?

Replies: 7

Views: 2247

I wondered when someone would try to upset the cart by mentioning Apple :) :wink: . I don't doubt their value, but I don't want to throw away $1000's of software. Thanks all for the comments. I'd like an Acer but they have an interesting problem for the signwriter. New Acers have dropped the serial ...

Sun Sep 28, 2003 7:23 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice needed please on buying a new computer?

Replies: 7

Views: 2247

Nothing Eddie, 'cept it's 2 years old, I update them about every 2 years to keep up to speed.
This one is a Pentium 3/800, I plan a Pentium 4/2.4 and more disk space and memory.

Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:58 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: advice needed please on buying a new computer?

Replies: 7

Views: 2247

advice needed please on buying a new computer?

I am on the verge of buying a new laptop.
I've narrowed my choice down to either a Dell Inspiron 8500 or Acer Travelmate 250.
Both specs are sim. Pent 4; 2.4mhz 30 or 60 mb HD CD-RW and DVD

Service and reliablility are important, does anyone have any experience with either company?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What were YOU before?

Replies: 37

Views: 4612

Well I would like to say thanks to John for this post, a stroke of geniuse and a great way of getting to know each other better. I'm surprised at how few of us either started in the sign trade or spent any time in other sign shops. We are a wonderfully independent and enterprising bunch of lads and ...

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Good and sad trip to the UK

Replies: 8

Views: 1287

Hi Henry, I know what it's like when you travel all the people you want to see and time is always too short.

Sometimes those who don't get a visit never let you forget it and feel all dejected :wink: only kidding Rob!

What Landy did you pick up? we are about to buy one hopefully.

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What were YOU before?

Replies: 37

Views: 4612

OK my turn :o Left school at 15, pretty soon after got introduced to the engraving trade, learned on the job and worked as a hand engraver. The best job I had was in Selfridges in Oxford Street, then back in Oz I continued for some years. In Tasmania I went to Art School for 3 years, had a range of ...

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Different Manufacturers of Vinyls what should i use?

Replies: 11

Views: 3834

Well, with all the good things said about Oracal, I wish I could get it here, but that's not easy.
My local supplier stocks 3M, Calon and Avery.
I find Avery the best of the three.

Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:40 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: is there vandal resistant signs available and do they work?

Replies: 13

Views: 4962

I had a client who had trouble with a competitor who destroyed a sign I made, so I replaced it with one coated in 2 pack anti-graffiti clear, it was attacked with industrial paint stripper. I made another and this one was attacked with an axe. When vandals have their minds made up, little can be don...

Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thinking of registering here on the UK sign boards?

Replies: 5

Views: 1113

Well Rob, I for one appreciate your strictness. I've been part of BB's elsewhere that have fallen into disarray and ended in chaos because of the lack of such controls.
I think you set the standards that others would do well to follow.

Well done mate, you are doing a fine job!

Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus Warning

Replies: 9

Views: 1230

NP Mike

Alan, glad to hear you know a little of our fair (adopted) country.
Tassie is the BEST part, most like England and nice cool weather (if that's what you like).

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus Warning

Replies: 9

Views: 1230

Virus Warning

If you get an email called "Public Bulletin - Last Microsoft Security Upgrade" with an attached .exe file Don't open it it is a virus. Microsoft never distributes software directly via e-mail. according to their own website. To the fontaholic, a dead giveaway is that the email has a Microsoft banner...

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What would you do ????

Replies: 15

Views: 2536

What a mess Brian. I have removed signs myself that were not paid for, but really it's not the right thing to do. The customer should have paid the bill, but I think you should have stuck to "accepted" methods of debt recovery, perhaps including a surcharge for late payment. That doesn't help your s...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Accident insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 746

No Phil, Public Liability, which you describe we must have, tho' I have never made a claim in 20 years. I refer to accident, ie you fall off a ladder, break a leg and need an income for 6 weeks while you recover. Sometimes it is combined with sickness policies. Coincidently, I got the latest SignCra...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:25 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign & Vehicle Graphics : Funky Flora

Replies: 3

Views: 1067

Very nice work Lee, that's a great idea using black material, it leaves a black edge and saves having to paint to edge, I've been thinking more about coloured sheets lately for that very reason. Only comment is that I would have tried to talk the customer into using another (plainer) font on the awn...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Aussie here!

Replies: 4

Views: 890

Welcome Paulie, hope you get a lot from the board, it's a wonderful community here, very friendly and well run.
Let me know if you have trouble understanding the accents, I'm English but living in Australia, so I can translate for you :wink:

Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:41 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Viewing EPS Files?

Replies: 18

Views: 4550

Rodney, I hear Sun are about to release an operating system nicknamed Mad Hatter. Our phone giant - Telstra are switching to it. However, I belief it is still basically Linux and will not run many windows apps like Signlab etc. I'd love to see a decent alternative to Uncle Bills stuff for windows us...

Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Accident insurance

Replies: 2

Views: 746

Accident insurance

Reassessment time has come with our business insurance. It will cost an extra $1000 for basic accident which is a lot extrat to fork out. I am wondering what priority others place on such insurance, what are your thoughts?

Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Has anyone actually measured the rolls of vinyl we use??????

Replies: 6

Views: 1009

Good idea Neil, better than running out a roll over a tape measure.
I have used the weight method to guestimate the amount of vinyl I have in stock when stocktake time comes.

Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:56 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Formula ford vehicle outline, what software?

Replies: 5

Views: 1701

Hi there, nice to see someone else for Down Under here.
hope you enjoy the board and come back often.

Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New boy in town

Replies: 6

Views: 1072

Hi brasscutter, welcome to the board. No, you're not in the wrong place, there is a great range of lettering related skills here as well as years of experience. I've been in signmaking for 20 years, but there are young fellas here who would put my work to shame. I began as a lad in the engraving bus...

Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Vinyl-How many of us use it?

Replies: 16

Views: 2151

Heck yes, I did a couple of curtains earlier this year, I was told that normal banner vinyl would not last on such curtains. I ended up using Avery Signflex 2202, I'm sure other brands have an equivelant. Avery Signflex has unique qualities compared with standard banner vinyl, when applied to curtai...

Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Speaking of T shirts...

Replies: 1

Views: 750

Speaking of T shirts...

Rob, has any thought been given to producing a UKSG T shirt?

What a fine way to advertise and allow members to identify with this fine site!

Any thoughts?

Thu Sep 18, 2003 2:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Banner Vinyl-How many of us use it?

Replies: 16

Views: 2151

I use Avery Banner vinyl all the time, I've given up on painted banners altogether.

I just half rolls of basic colours, black, red, yellow, green, blue.

No other way to do a banner IMHO!

Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:19 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Viewing EPS Files?

Replies: 18

Views: 4550

When I began with my first computer as a package with the old Cadlink and Corel 2.5 I had the choice of going Mac, in fact my supplier encouraged it. But back then the choice was between a tiny little monochrome screen and a nice big (well, 15") colour with Windows 1.0 at half the hardware and softw...

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

Lee, thanks, the aisle is just three bits of pine knocked together, I made it some years ago. I'll send a piccie tomorrow.

and whadayamean 'weirdo'!! (:) :lol:

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs from Eire

Replies: 3

Views: 896

Wow Eddie, how about that!
but I hope you spelled it right "ceol agus craic" :wink:

can we see a piccie of the result?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:56 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

Thanks for the comments, yes Neil and Eddie, you are right, I should have welded the letters (but didn't want to close the kerning too much) and I shadowed each line seperately, and imperfectly. As penance, I shall beat myself 40 times with a 4" paint brush and then slash my wrists with a blunt xact...

Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

Final result for your viewing pleasure :)

Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:20 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 3626

If I were starting out again I would probably go for Quickbooks, but I chose MYOB and I have records going back to 1991, and there is no way that Quickbooks or any other program seems to fully integrate data from other programs. So MYOB it is. I tried Signestimate again, but frankly, while it's good...

Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:04 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 3626

I checked the people out, and downloaded a demo, but one thing occurs to me, and the reason I avoided this product before is that (obviously) to make invoices there must be a customer database. Now I already have two databases, including the one MYOB uses. I don't want to maintain a third. I wish it...

Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:44 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 3626

Thanks Mark, I remember being at the launch of it years ago at a Sign Show. I'll take another look.

Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signs from Eire

Replies: 3

Views: 896

Signs from Eire

Not my work obviously (sorry Rob if this is the wrong place for it) but one that caught my eye when I was in Milton Malbay last July. Perhaps a bit too much yellow in the text, but still a good job, all vinyl. wos that your's Eddie? Here's another (Granery Inn) that WOS in Eddie's home turf, but not...

Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wrong Colours!!

Replies: 22

Views: 2658

I sympathise also Phill, been there, done that. I don't fancy your chances of getting paid by the sound of it. I make mistakes too when I am rushed and want to get the job out, I take shortcuts and forget to apply my own rules, like: Get a deposit Show true vinyl colour samples Remind them that prin...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Martin, you are bloomin brilliant! What MYOB does is have a standard invoice form (several actually) what shows in the printed invoice depends on the way you customise the design of the invoice. so some fields can be included, others left out. What i now have is known by the technical term - cake an...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Martin, that's a good idea, I'm not sure if it can be done in MYOB but I'll check and let you know.

Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Favourite jobs

Replies: 10

Views: 1725

I like vehicles too. One reason is because customers see value in the work I do.
If I did the same work that goes on a van door, but instead put it onto corflute - the value becomes much less.

So vans are fun and profitable - but I hate white vans! :x

Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Vinyl selling price

Replies: 13

Views: 1902

Thanks Phill, I thought I got that wrong, in that case, yes I agree and would aim at the same ratio myself.

Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Yes very witty Lorraine, never thought of that application of the name. Thanks Martin, good thoughts. I'll say again, the advice I'd had here has brought real changes in the way I work. thanks all. what a wonderful thing to be part of a community where we can all be so agreeable, a rare thing on the...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:06 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 3626

Thanks Lamby, I've heard of Sage, it would be similar to MYOB I think, which is also like Quicken/Quickbooks. I had a look at Estimate some time ago, it looked good but I thought it was expensive and didn't export to MYOB at the time, thereby requiring a lot of double entries. It's good to hear so m...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:55 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Invoicing Software

Replies: 17

Views: 3626

Invoicing Software

Following on from my earlier post on invoicing I am curious to know what most in the trade use.

There are sign-specific packages, but I've always used a standard accounting package called MYOB.

What is your favourite?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Thanks again Lee, and you too Rodney.
sound advice, I am at present redesigning my invoicing completely.

See! this old dog can learn new tricks :) :)

I'm grateful to you all, and hope to see my accounting software consultant on how to fine tune my invoice design.

Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Thanks Neil, that account is pretty compelling, I will reassess the way I invoice.

Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Thanks for comments, in defence of detailed accounts let me say that I find it good and quick for me. What I mean is that I can just go to MYOB and enter, say: 1 sheet weathertex $x 5m vinyl $x 1 Ltr paint $x 4 hours labour $x and bob's your uncle, no thinking required. (thinking makes my head hurt)...

Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

Replies: 19

Views: 2995

Invoicing, how much do you tell them?

An issue that comes up now and then.

I use MYOB for invoicing, I show a breakdown of costs and charges including my hourly rate.

Some say that it's best NOT to show the details, just two lines: Materials and Labour.

What say ye?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Vinyl selling price

Replies: 13

Views: 1902

5 to 10 times material cost????? Wow Phill, that comes as a surprise to me, good on you if you can do it.

I would mark up my vinyl by 100% including app tape.
Other materials 50-100% depending.

Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to install Foamex

Replies: 16

Views: 3035

cheers Alan, I'll have a butchers.

Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to install Foamex

Replies: 16

Views: 3035

Robert, by "locators" I believe you are referring to a product that I know nothing about and/or is not available here.

Can you give more detail on this product? thanks

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Australia

Replies: 6

Views: 1011

Don't know how I missed you post Shane, but welcome, nice to see another Aussie here - we NEED YOU :lol: :lol:

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:42 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Vehicle Wrap : Cartridge World

Replies: 8

Views: 2796

Well done Shane, I'd have kittens trying to do somthing like that.
How about coming down to Tassie and showing me how to do it ? :lol:

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to install Foamex

Replies: 16

Views: 3035

I think I know what you mean Bob, I did something similar out of folded steel, but since the sign is very long and narrow, and high up, that method might be awkward.

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: well ive been lost but im back

Replies: 9

Views: 1308

Welcome back Oreo, good to see you again, where have you been. busy?

Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics : Race Car

Replies: 8

Views: 1989

Steve said: "the only straight thing there was me"

very good :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: HELP WANTED WITH WINDOW GRAPHIC

Replies: 5

Views: 1137

PS Mike, since reading your tips on vinyl application without using lines, I rarely use any crayon or pencil marks any more.
I just tape it down, check the measurement and apply.

Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: (bad) Tradional painted masterpiece?

Replies: 6

Views: 1164

Don't be too hard, at least they can spell.

I passed a big sign today "ACCOMODATION", later an extra M was placed underneath, just a small one, with an arrow pointing to where it should have been.
Wish I'd taked a photo of it.

Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:53 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to install Foamex

Replies: 16

Views: 3035

Thanks all for the info. Choice of material is largely determined by what is easily available. I have two main choices: 1. Foamex. No coating required, lightweight, more expensive, and subject to expansion. 2. Signboard, a timber composite board, 5mm thick, fairly light, needs painting, no expansion...

Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:06 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise me with a couple of corel draw problems?

Replies: 5

Views: 2000

Thanks for all the help, I realised I had mention Coreldraw when in fact I meant corel paint, similar thing I guess.

Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:34 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: can anyone advise me with a couple of corel draw problems?

Replies: 5

Views: 2000

can anyone advise me with a couple of corel draw problems?

I have two questions about Corel 7 of you corel experts 1. The menu at the top keeps changing, (as shown) sometime I have the word "File" sometimes more menu options and often nothing at all. It appears unstable. Any ideas? Some functions are hard to access without all the toolbar menu ite...

Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How to install Foamex

Replies: 16

Views: 3035

How to install Foamex

Can 10mm foamex sheets be glued to a concrete wall and have them stay there? I'm concerned about expansion under heat. The sections I need to fix may be a long as 6m (18 feet) by 500mm (20") I am hoping not to have any screws showing from the outside. thanks for any help and advice. I'll post a picc...

Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Another Tricky customer

Replies: 9

Views: 1502

I agree with both Martins
Inform the customer, get them out to look at where it's going - communicate!

also, having done all you could, I would charge him extra and charge well.

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from South Alabama

Replies: 15

Views: 2590

Hi Ken, good to see you here, I trust you will gain a lot from being here as I have done.

Re. the plotter, I don't have all the story but it would seem to me that the lady didn't really do the right thing charging you anything.

I agree with the others, chuck it away.

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi to all from Intergraphic

Replies: 4

Views: 803

Hi Catriona, nice to see you here.

Listen, we don't know each other and I don't want to appear too forward, but....you have beautiful ears :lol: :lol:

Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:24 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: what is your favourite browser?

Replies: 7

Views: 2420

There, Safari is on there so you can stop moaning :wink:

What the heck is safari? I suppose it has more grunt :lol: :lol: :lol: grunt - animals - safari get it? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:24 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: what is your favourite browser?

Replies: 7

Views: 2420

Alan, that sounds just like what Crazy browser does (silly name). I used it for a while but it began to be unstable so I got rid of it. It did give me a taste for tabbed browsing tho, so now I'm trying Netscape 7.1, so far so good. News today on another issue is that our main telco - Telstra, is mov...

Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:41 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Passwords, Security and other things

Replies: 12

Views: 3459

Thanks for the advice Rodney, I do have now both firewall (Zone Alarm) and NOD32 antivirus. I bought a firewall product but it didn't work so good. Norton products don't have a good reputation here, they always seem to create problems and conflicts, in fact an ex-Symantec tech support guy warned me ...

Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:18 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: what is your favourite browser?

Replies: 7

Views: 2420

what is your favourite browser?

I've been changing around trying to find one I like, I'm curious to know your choice.

Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 7

Views: 1314

Hi Dave, welcome to the board. you seem keen to give out help, that's great, I hope you receive something here too, I know I have! :)

You will find a well run board here with some great people, but with a very strange sense of humour!

Come back often, enjoy your time here!

Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MSN anyone?

Replies: 10

Views: 1385

So sorry Lorraine, to be honest I've been chopping and changing chat software lately and having to update names each time.

well, that's my excuse.

I should mention that if anyone wants to add me I am

tassiecelt@hotmail.com or
tassiecelt@yahoo.com or
ICQ UIN 125725840

Sun Aug 31, 2003 4:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of friendly advice

Replies: 5

Views: 1227

Thanks for the warning, things can go pear shared when you least expect it.
Forwarned is forarmed.

Sun Aug 31, 2003 3:55 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign, Foamex : Cashel Cookers

Replies: 11

Views: 2629

OK eddie, we'll let you off on this one, a new table should sweeten 'er indoors pretty well.

How about some piccies of your new workshop when you get to move in? Notice I didn't say "finished", workshops are never finished :)

Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK Power Blackout

Replies: 11

Views: 1327

UK Power Blackout

Sorry, shouldn't say black out, bit racist these days :D Was anyone badly affected? I know it was only in London, must have been a right bummer. Next I read in the news that the french lost 11,000 to the heat wave, tell me I need stronger glasses! how can that be true? We have 37 deg. temps and high...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:55 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: FAST FONTS

Replies: 5

Views: 2564

Sorry Jim, I've never heard of them, who puts them out?

Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MSN anyone?

Replies: 10

Views: 1385

Lorraine I've added you to me list.

Leeroy, you'll need a Yahoo or Hotmail account, then install Messenger, or Trillian http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/ and Bob's yer uncle!

Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MSN anyone?

Replies: 10

Views: 1385

Sorry Rob, while I used the term "msn" I did so in a broad way. I do actually use and prefer Trillian Pro, in fact I'm trialing the new beta of version 2 which is very nice. It is catching up with msn for bells and whistles but still a good solid program with lots of options, skins and features. Mig...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign, Foamex : Cashel Cookers

Replies: 11

Views: 2629

We'll call him Kotter the Kitchen (table) King! :lol: :lol: You'd better not be on the kitchen table in the new house - you promised! Poor Aisling, what she has to put up with. Let's run a competition for a design KKKotter signs!! (Kitchen King Kotter) perhaps a man in a white hood as a logo? no? so...

Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:27 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

Hey, no apologies needed, but thanks. The customer now wants a phone number and I've tried your suggestion Mike, thanks.
Thanks Rob and eddie

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:47 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

My client phoned today to say she liked it, so it's a go'er. I'll post a piccie when it's done.

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: things can only get better!

Replies: 2

Views: 899

wow, so sorry to hear of your troubles. Spose you need that like a hole in the head.
Glad things are getting back to normal - computers - who'd have them?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: MSN anyone?

Replies: 10

Views: 1385

MSN anyone?

With the current lack of chat here I was wondering how many find msn/yahoo/ICQ chat useful?

I've not got a lot of you in my msn list but some have not appeared for a while (no, I'm not lonely).
What is it? no time? out of fashion?

Just curious...

Wotchallfink?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Howdy from Florida

Replies: 10

Views: 1615

Hi Chuckie, welcome to the board, yes, you're not the only foreigner that is welcomed here!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign, Foamex : Cashel Cookers

Replies: 11

Views: 2629

Nice job Eddie, I like the way you've done the Rock of Cashel, the shaded parts of it make it look very substantial.
Did you do that from a photo? Tell us about it.

You design work is getting pretty rock solid too :lol:

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Narrow Boat Name

Replies: 4

Views: 815

Some grand stories there, reminds me of a SignCraft cartoon some years ago about a signie taking a phone order: "I want like, Auction, like 5 blocks at like $20,000 selling like now".
you can guess how the sign read!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: Harbour Houses

Replies: 14

Views: 3079

Sign: Harbour Houses

I have been asked to design a sign for a guest house on the beautiful Tasmanian coast. The establishment is a modern place, painted with bright colours and overlooks the sea. The fish logo was given to me by the client and wanted the fish in the design somewhere, this is the only way I could think o...

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign : RFG

Replies: 7

Views: 1714

Thanks Mike! I didn't think it was so special, the logo is one I designed some time ago for a local company. They've been please to use it since, one of the great things about designing a logo for a business is that it often ensures that you get a lot of work in the future!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign : RFG

Replies: 7

Views: 1714

No worries Leeroy, the flooding was all in the south, we're up the north, besides we are 300 feet above the river here, if we get flooded - you'll be in trouble too!
thanks for your comments.

Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign : RFG

Replies: 7

Views: 1714

Sign : RFG

After "Fashions 4 all" I thought I'd dust off my little scroll saw, I've not used it much since I bought it a couple of years ago. Steve, you've inspired me to make more use of it. Here was a little job, had to make a couple of them. Like Steve, I laid the cut vinyl shape down and cut around it. The...

Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:58 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: design suggestions please for this gardening sign?

Replies: 14

Views: 3478

Lower one for me too Steve, I love both and I like the "sayings" in the top one but the my eye at first had to decide which order each line needed to be read in, perhaps I'm a bit thick, but if so others will be too. But that's being super critical, the designs are great, creative, attractive and li...

Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vehicle Outlines

Replies: 10

Views: 3782

This topic came up a while back, here is it FYI http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=138&start=0

Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virus

Replies: 4

Views: 1302

Interesting site that, I had to smile at their description of XP "In its default setup, Windows XP on the Internet amounts to a car parked in a bad part of town, with the doors unlocked, the key in the ignition and a Post-It note on the dashboard saying, "Please don't steal this." recent virus attac...

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:37 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Which layout do you guys think i should use?

Replies: 11

Views: 2672

Rod, you'll hate me for saying so, but I feel the background is confusing. I'd rather see a plainer background. Love the sign-shape, top right is the one I like.

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:33 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: Fashions 4 All

Replies: 16

Views: 7899

Good work again Steve, I love it, suits the corner shop well, how did you cut out the letters? How much gold leaf did it take? How long did it take?
questions questions..... sorry

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:28 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: shunters cafe bar

Replies: 23

Views: 8814

Brilliant Steve! I cannot possibly think of how it could be improved upon, very nicely done.
The only "murder" that should occur is of the customer if they don't like the design.
How will you do the "double" shadow? (or whatever you call the effect).

Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deep meaningful thoughts.................

Replies: 30

Views: 4621

Oatmeal poultices work much better, those "gods" must be crazy. :lol: However, the Bible speaks volumes on health and diet, and is STILL being shown to be accurate. Many great men and women of science made their discoveries based on Biblical truth. For example: Columbus discovered America believing ...

Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scottish issue - help needed

Replies: 7

Views: 1238

Thanks all for the replies. Daniel is 23, he pays 25 quid a week for meals and room, which seems good, tho' it's a shared room. On the subject of restaurants, I was dissappointed while recently in England that most restaurants allow smoking. There are even smoking areas at Heathrow which means the a...

Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A BIG THANKS TO mike

Replies: 3

Views: 1064

Poor Mike, he must be blushing!
but it's nice to know your efforts are appreciated, and they certainly are Mike.

Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign : Precision Kutz

Replies: 9

Views: 1881

Oh right, yes, it's got a few tongues wagging here. People seem to either love or hate the building.

small community, what can I say? :lol:

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: some people....

Replies: 9

Views: 1579

Customers with computers are dangerous, they all think they are wonderful designers!

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deep meaningful thoughts.................

Replies: 30

Views: 4621

Neil, you're right and I guess we all want to be happy. The test of our methods usually comes when un-happiness rears it's ugly head, when circumstances beyond our control appear, that's when the pudding gets tested. I was reading today of a pastor and founder of a free (unregistered) church in Chin...

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Scottish issue - help needed

Replies: 7

Views: 1238

Scottish issue - help needed

My son Daniel is working up in Fort William at a Hotel. He does a range of things including working in the bar and restaurant. He gets cheap rent and bad food, and 4.90 per hour. What I would like to know is how that hourly rate compares, is it pretty standard? I have no idea what casual wage can be...

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:15 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deep meaningful thoughts.................

Replies: 30

Views: 4621

Rob, you have some creative ideas there! Could it also be worth including in your list of possibles the idea that there just MIGHT be a wonderful, loving, all wise Being called God, Who created the earth and it's inhabitants out of the same love we as parents have when bringing our own children into...

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:48 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deep meaningful thoughts.................

Replies: 30

Views: 4621

Steve I understand where you are coming from, your questions are very valid and let me say again, what ape, now or ever, even begins to question where we came from - as we are doing now? However, rather that reinventing the wheel, so to speak, let me take the easy path here and invite you to glance ...

Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:05 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: electricians

Replies: 16

Views: 2057

Rob, 'me 'ol matey, you really need some sleep! :wink: :lol: :lol:

Mon Aug 18, 2003 3:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign : Precision Kutz

Replies: 9

Views: 1881

Thanks all for your kind words. John, did you think it was 60'ish? I hadn't really thought that, but now that you mention it........ "those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.." Joni Mitchell. Leeroy, I fixed it using those plastic plugs with nails, I think they are called nylon an...

Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Sign : Precision Kutz

Replies: 9

Views: 1881

Shop Sign : Precision Kutz

Just completed this sign on two sides of the building. The "Precision Kutz" design was already established, I designed it for them a while back. The customer wanted colours that would make heads turn, well they've done that already by painting the building bright orange! The material was a new produ...

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Deep meaningful thoughts.................

Replies: 30

Views: 4621

They didn't, and they haven't Man was created by God as accurately described in the Book of Genesis. Your question (however serious or not) raises the interesting and difficult dilemma faced by evolutionists about the ape/man link. The myth that we came from apes is deeply rooted in our education sy...

Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Many Happy returns to Rob Lambie for tomorrow...

Replies: 28

Views: 4167

Happy Birthday from our part of the world also! Have a great one, any plans?
Tell us what you got for your birthday!

Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:15 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: price help

Replies: 5

Views: 1103

Sorry, I misunderstood.

Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: price help

Replies: 5

Views: 1103

That sounds to be about right, perhaps on the lower side of right. I would rather see about $120Aus for 2, or about 48 pounds. Frankly, I could see myself doing it in 10 minutes. It would take me that long to cut the magnetic to size. I rarely bill anything less than one hour. Take the time talking ...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Billing for Time

Replies: 16

Views: 2280

Good post Paul, I to have been plagued today by a customer who can never make up her mind. While I have successfully completed a van, logo design and several signs (which is why i put up with her), yet she keeps wanting me to send the logo to the printer, the embroiderer and others, then blames me w...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:33 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Passwords, Security and other things

Replies: 12

Views: 3459

Martin, thanks, I was looking all over for that password option, couldn't find it. Cheers! Lamby, while I'm happy with my anti virus software, I'll try the Panda free scan. This Blaster virus sounds bad, I don't want to appear smug, but I sure am glad that I didin't instal XP. with Win98 SE I am app...

Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:01 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Passwords, Security and other things

Replies: 12

Views: 3459

cheers Marty

Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:29 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Passwords, Security and other things

Replies: 12

Views: 3459

Passwords, Security and other things

At last I have Broadband, it's great! However, it brings new concerns for safety and security on the net, being how I'm online all the time now. I bought a new anti virus program that's supposed to be good called NOD32 http://www.esetsoftware.co.uk/ Then I tried a firewall program called Outpost (fr...

Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Goodbye, well kinda

Replies: 20

Views: 3694

I second Leeroy and the others.

Keep us posted as to how you are, if there is anything we can do to help.
Being is business is never easy, all I can say is that it's better than being on the dole (but with less money).

Keep positive, you'll land on your feet!

Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated S.Steel Letters: Boardwalk

Replies: 4

Views: 962

Oh I wish we had customers willing to fork out that sorta dosh for a sign.
Fantastic job Andy, heck of a lot of work in it!

Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: S/steel halo lit letters : Mojitto

Replies: 8

Views: 2002

Great sign! crummy looking wall!

you do some great work, well out of my league, do you want to share a little of how it was created? (just for us lesser mortals) :lol:

Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Illuminated Sign : Aerial telephones

Replies: 7

Views: 1572

and that has reminded me, Andy, I'm sorry I didn't get to see you in Portsmouth.
I did, however, experience the heatwave - nearly 30 degs.! couldn't believe it for England!

Nice phone!! nearly as big as the Nokia I carry around!

Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: colour blends

Replies: 3

Views: 1118

Is Frogjuice the same as Krylon?

I thought "frog" came from Butch Anton, or 'superfrog' (cos he loves scubadiving).
He always used to recommend Krylon Paints. :-?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: NEW Record for the site!

Replies: 10

Views: 1846

Well done Robert, this site certainly is unique.

Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello Ashsigns

Replies: 12

Views: 1988

No, wot it is is this, that Roy Ash is a real slack fellow, he joined up ages ago and I've been trying to get him to forget surfing Ebay and come back to a place where there is real value. He finally listened to me and picked up his old post instead of stating a new one. What is obvious is this...if...

Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello Ashsigns

Replies: 12

Views: 1988

who invited you??? :lol: :wink:

Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What-a-bout ye! From Northern Ireland!

Replies: 12

Views: 2126

Hi Phillip, welcome to the board, I know you will enjoy this online community as much as I have and do.

Tell us about your work in Ireland, I'd love to see some pictures of work you have done.

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home again - naturally!

Replies: 8

Views: 1578

Thanks for the warm welcome home, even tho' it's away. Mmm, 'Home and Away' - catchy title that! :lol:

Mike I will post some piccies when I can, Eddie took a few of me messing up a sign job for him, I may post some of them too!

Off to get a hankie......

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home again - naturally!

Replies: 8

Views: 1578

Home again - naturally!

Hi everyone, just letting you all know I got back safe from England, and apart from getting a stinking cold from the many hours of air conditioned buildings and planes and so few hours sleeping....all is well. It was great meeting some of you and I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you all. Thanks Mike f...

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day from Australia

Replies: 10

Views: 1577

Hi there, I know Diamond Creek, I stayed there witha friend once.
Glad to see another Australian here, I'm planning a takeover of the board by Australians, but I need the numbers!

Hope you get a lot out of being here, there's a couple of hard nuts here but most are real gentlemen :lol:

Sat Jul 12, 2003 11:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from England

Replies: 9

Views: 1357

Mike, I'm glad you didn't get one of me sitting on your lap, people might talk! :) I'll get a holiday folder on yahoo or sum'mit when i get time save choking up this forum with pictures of me in exotic places. thanks all for your well wishes, I'm just glad i survived the USA airport security without...

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from England

Replies: 9

Views: 1357

Hello from England

Thought I'd get in before the others to say that we had a WONDERFUL TIME at Mikes place today, thanks Mike and Clare for your hospitality. We met with Mike, Steve and Bob, had a great spread of the finest foods and then a look at Mikes's workshop and surrounds. It was like a mini-letterheads meet! a...

Sun Jul 06, 2003 6:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sorry I've not been around

Replies: 14

Views: 2492

Leeroy, you could never offend me, 'me 'ol cobber.
Rob I will post some piccies when i can.

I'm in Houston at present, just spent a week in San Antonio, Texas, so y'all take cear 'o yur'selves now!

Sat Jul 05, 2003 6:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sorry I've not been around

Replies: 14

Views: 2492

Sorry I've not been around

I'm travelling at present, right now in Texas, off to Ireland to see our mate Eddie next week, then to London, so sorry I've not been on the board much.
Hope to have some news soon.

Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signology 2003

Replies: 9

Views: 1685

Bummer, I wish it were in July, I might make it then, hope it all goes well tho' thanks for giving us the info.

Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: This Post is just Rubbish!

Replies: 15

Views: 2772

Boy, that rough Rob, I hope you reported it to the police.

I suggest you get a large skip, chuck it all in there and get it emptied every so often.
We use wheelie bins, I have 3 of them, but don't have any scrap metal to deal with.

Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spurr trucks contractor

Replies: 8

Views: 1811

Glad to help, but who are you callin' a fairy, eh? :lol: :wink:
I hope to get over your way maybe next year, it's been too long since I've been to WA. I'll have to recover financially from England first!

Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas needed for mobile sign

Replies: 7

Views: 1851

Hi Neil, sadly, we don't have marks 'n' sparks here, but that site was interesting and I've found a supplier that has something similar. I've emailed a piccie to the client and we'll see what they think. Thanks for making me aware of what's available. Now if we had any decent sign shows here I'd kno...

Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas needed for mobile sign

Replies: 7

Views: 1851

Thanks Rob and marty
This is the design they have chosen just to help the thinking...

Image

Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spurr trucks contractor

Replies: 8

Views: 1811

Thanks Mike, hey it's almost time to put the kettle on, I leave for the US next Monday, then soon in England. I plan to make you the first visit.

Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spurr trucks contractor

Replies: 8

Views: 1811

Thanks Eddie. I groaned when I saw the door, and it was different on the other side too!

Leeroy, I've posted the scrolls here if you want to use them.
http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=20358#20358

Hey, we have a Hampshire here too! makes me feel right at home! :)

Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Ideas needed for mobile sign

Replies: 7

Views: 1851

Ideas needed for mobile sign

I have a client that runs tour boats, big fancy ones, at a local resort town. I've made various A frame signs for them in the past, (sandwich boards, or whatever you call them over there). Now they are looking to renew their signs but want something a bit more up-market, more creative and eyecatchin...

Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: spurr trucks contractor

Replies: 8

Views: 1811

vehicle graphics: spurr trucks contractor

Just a wee logo I designed for a local logging contractor.
These truck doors don't lend themselves too well for signs, and being a big white truck - they are very boring.

All avery and 3M cast.

Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:36 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: I wonder if anyone can help me with a design problem?

Replies: 15

Views: 3564

Here is one I did, I know what you said about scissors, but it may give an idea.
I like your first design too

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2962

Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: jandels

Replies: 2

Views: 1099

window graphics: jandels

The first is the one you all helped a lot with. This is part of the sign, there's a smaller section that goes beneath then the whole thing is mounted up within a tubular frame which stands about 12' off the ground.

The second is a window I did a while back, but never got around to photographing.

Tue Jun 17, 2003 7:06 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with layout for van please?

Replies: 12

Views: 3082

Nice Mike, I confess that I'm not a great fan of lettering on the diagonal, it makes me feel like I need to turn my head sideways to look at it.

Very tidy, catchy, easy on the eyes design.

Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:41 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: Watson Towers

Replies: 6

Views: 1610

Great work Rob, quite a bit of labour in that one.
Tell me, what is Rynaboard? we don't have that here, what's it made from?

I hope you got danger money installing it over those spikes!

Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: direct it computer services

Replies: 5

Views: 1314

Nice one Eddie, you certainly get some interesting vans over there, all we seem to get is bloomin econovans and the odd transit.

Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CONTEST!

Replies: 28

Views: 4515

sounds enthralling Rob, I guess you only need a topic or project for the logo.
I hope the contest ends before I leave UK so I can take my prize with me :wink:

Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CONTEST!

Replies: 28

Views: 4515

I heard that Leeroy!

I think a logo design would be best, not that I'm much good at it.
What will the prize be Rob?

Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: bella note

Replies: 4

Views: 1267

I know that Eddie, I was just taking the mickey, it's 'me nature, I can't 'elp meself :lol:

Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: brendon crawford

Replies: 3

Views: 886

vehicle graphics: brendon crawford

This job was done not long after reading Robs' "vehicle wrap demo" So all inspired I tackled the deep recesses between the upper panels. I used all cast vinyl, layer at a time, using a heat gun. The result was pleasing, until today when I saw the van again. Large bubbles had appeared in the gullys, ...

Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: the book nook

Replies: 3

Views: 982

I love the shop fronts in Ireland Eddie, they are SO quaint, better than the modern shops we have here.

Just one little comment, perhaps an upright script may take that amount of stretching well.
Did the customer request script, or was it your choice?

Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: bella note

Replies: 4

Views: 1267

Nice job Eddie, 'cept you spelled Restaurant wrong, or is that the way it's done in Tipperary.

When I come I'll show you the spell checker in Signlab :lol: :wink:

Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Any suggestions for improving the layout please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1632

yes, I always wondered about you Steve :lol:

Ah, that's wot's wrong, the outline, thanks Steve, you've hit the nail fair and square, cheers.
O the burgundy/pink thing, well it's actually a flat panel with a tubular steel surround.

Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi everyone

Replies: 13

Views: 2479

xenophobia???? great, that's all we need, another guy who uses big wurds wot I can't understand :lol: Hey Leeroy, all this time and I never knew you were from the Homeland http://www.camriversigns.com.au/images/Britannia.gif well now I know you don't use a mac i have an extra reason for liking you :...

Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home Shop or Factory

Replies: 31

Views: 7205

:lol: :lol: :lol: Phil, you cracked me up with your comments about driving cars into shops, so that's wot Liverpool and manchester are like! I agree with your assessment of the differences. As for me, well I work from home, always have, always will. I love home, near my wife but far enuff away from ...

Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:19 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Any suggestions for improving the layout please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1632

Any suggestions for improving the layout please?

This is a fairly large sign, double sided, the customer likes the design and has asked me to proceed, but I'm wondering if it can be improved a little. Any suggestions for improving the layout is always welcomed and appreciated, but you know that don't you! :) The background looks a bit pink but is ...

Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: dental surgery

Replies: 6

Views: 2175

I'm sorry that this job seems to be bringing back painful memories for some :( Eddie, you're gonna hafta give up the sweeties, you reap wotcha sow you know!! :wink: Doing the tooth logo was a big pain for me, the customer kept changing their minds about it and making small changes. Yes Eddie, see yo...

Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:21 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: dental surgery

Replies: 6

Views: 2175

Rob Roy :lol: :lol: :lol: what an image that conjures up!

I did wonder about opening it up, but wanted a 'tight' design.
I also would have liked maybe a light grey drop shade to tart it up a bit, again, didn't want to overdo it.

yes, the building does need a paint job.

Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Sotuh Africa

Replies: 12

Views: 2979

Welcome Rodney, hope you get a lot from the board, I know I have.
My, you do a lot of very clever and interesting things!

Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi everyone

Replies: 13

Views: 2479

G'day Steve, welcome to the board, just wanted to let you know that the board is not restricted to members from the UK, they even let us lot in!

(not much discernment -eh!)

Hope you gain a lot from being here just as we all have.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:49 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: dental surgery

Replies: 6

Views: 2175

shop signage: dental surgery

Here is a job we completed yesterday. Nothing special about it except that it was done all in vinyl, whereas in the past I would have done most of it with paint, maybe I'm getting lazy! Before anyone says it, I know, there's a bit of black vinyl that wasn't weeded out between the T and the A. The cu...

Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:29 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest a different layout for florist signage?

Replies: 15

Views: 4002

Very nice layout Neil, it's not bad when the only "fault" is a capital letter!!

Could the butterfly and letter shade stand out a little better if the blue background was a tad lighter?

Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:43 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: opening files

Replies: 8

Views: 1968

Are you a mackintosh man Leeroy??

Just when I was getting to like you too!! :cry: :wink:

Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:41 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: How do you make signlab files visible for clients?

Replies: 7

Views: 2444

Peter's method works well, but I'm with Adrian about using .pdf's. I find that 90% of my clients have Acrobat Reader installed, the files are small and easy to view. Acrobat even allows zooming in on the image. To create the pdf file I use Jaws, http://www.jawspdf.com/ it cost me about $100US but wa...

Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:29 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: UK Internet help

Replies: 7

Views: 2207

Hey Steve, we might be related, well we have the same hairstyles at least :wink: Thanks for the invite Adrian, boy this is frustrating, I'd love to visit you all but would need another three weeks. You invited me to call in back in 99 when I was last there, and I didn't make it, I'll try again I hav...

Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Charging for design changes

Replies: 7

Views: 1793

Good thoughts, thanks for sympathising, certainly sounds like I'm not Robinson Crusoe on this one. I seem to have spent most of my time with "permutations" (big word, that) lately. An example was a customer the other day, he phoned to order a sign. Within 10 mins we had agreed on size, colour, style...

Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:29 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Charging for design changes

Replies: 7

Views: 1793

Charging for design changes

Lately I've had more than my fair share of customers who give me the go-ahead on a design, accept the quote, then keep asking for more changes. Often the changes are only minor, but they all take time having to fax or email each change. I know some guys have a policy of one change, then a charge. Is...

Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:57 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: ambulance

Replies: 10

Views: 1891

Great job Mark and welcome to the board. That's some pretty serious vinyl application there.
How long, on average, would it take you to complete an ambulance?

Sat May 31, 2003 1:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: capitol paving

Replies: 7

Views: 1462

Alan, what a difference that little extra work with the airbrush makes! Now I feel all guilty for not getting the airbrush out enough myself. What paint did you use? How long did that part of the job take? How did you calculate the radius of the lettering for the from of the vehicle? that's somethin...

Sat May 31, 2003 12:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Joined at last

Replies: 12

Views: 2311

Oh dear Rob, I bet he feels sheepish about it now, are you sure he's not pulling the wool over your eyes? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry, that was a baaa-d joke

Fri May 30, 2003 6:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: fabricated lettering: amazing glaze

Replies: 12

Views: 3138

Yes simon, I love it too but would like more info. What did you cut the letters out with? Did you apply the vinyl first or after the letters were cut. They seem to stand out from the background, did you glue spacers on the back? What glue did you use? imput imput imput!! let's have all the gory deta...

Thu May 29, 2003 6:09 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: UK Internet help

Replies: 7

Views: 2207

Thanks lads, much appreciated.
Andy, I have no plans to get to Portsmouth, very very sad it is, I'll be staying in Norwich at my sister's place, I will be travelling to Bournemouth at some stage, if I can get along the coast to see you, I surely will. I have a cousin in Southsea I'd like to see also.

Thu May 29, 2003 5:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: parklands

Replies: 13

Views: 3777

Thanks Neil, actually, my supplier saw this thread and is intersted in following up on the black-core product. However, Rob's excellent idea of cutting a weed-edge around the whole job means I have a thin white edge, which I will leave as is. In fact the job has just been finished. I'll post more pi...

Wed May 28, 2003 3:45 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: UK Internet help

Replies: 7

Views: 2207

UK Internet help

I shall be in England in July for a week or so, I'll have my trusty laptop and was thinking of signing up for an internet account for the time I am there. Phoning my Australian account would be horrendously costly. Can such a thing be done? Are there casual "pay as you go" type accounts in England? ...

Wed May 28, 2003 3:39 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6015

Hey Henry, thanks for posting the piccie, a VERY impressive display! looks as good as a bought one :wink: Looks like a great show, and so very similar to shows we've had DownUnder in the past. I confess that I do like going to them, but I get just as excited at a computer show, I guess it's all abou...

Sun May 25, 2003 10:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign UK Post Mortem

Replies: 31

Views: 6015

and here was me wishing I could have been there! These reports sound much like sign shows have been here for some years, although I am sure they are much smaller here. At one time they were really good to attend, you could find everything from quills to plotters, paints to routers. As numbers grew s...

Sun May 25, 2003 10:09 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2226

You are most welcome Scott. I'll be away much of July, but come whenever you please.

Sun May 25, 2003 1:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: parklands

Replies: 13

Views: 3777

Thanks Neil, but you have me concerned, why will the edges be a problem? will enamel or acrylic paint not seal cover the edges good enough?

I know Brett Martin, I used to use a thinner material of theirs we call Foamalux, but my supplier can't get it anymore.

Sun May 25, 2003 1:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Say hello........Say goodbye

Replies: 14

Views: 2414

Married????? Oh Noooo, does this mean it's over between us? :lol: :lol: :wink:

Great news, really, be careful if you're going to Toronto, wear a mask, and you won't bore me at all with photos, I'd love to see them.
Have a really great honeymoon!

Sat May 24, 2003 11:09 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Has anyone had this problem before with bubbles?

Replies: 6

Views: 2226

Sorry I missed your post and your membership here Scott, nice to see a fellow Tasmanian here! I hope to see Roy Ash coming here more, he works out of Devonport, I've been hassling him to become more active! Do you do the printing of the wraps yourself? very impressive! If you are ever in somerset - ...

Fri May 23, 2003 1:28 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: parklands

Replies: 13

Views: 3777

Thank you all for the advice, (is this great or what - to be able to pick the brains of Britains' finest!!). I like the app tape idea and your outline idea Rob too. I did a test today and the blade i used seemed to cut OK. I have a Makita jigsaw and I used a blade for plastics. Sandpaper seems to sm...

Fri May 23, 2003 6:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: shop signage: parklands

Replies: 13

Views: 3777

shop signage: parklands

Here is the Parklands job again, I now have the go ahead on it. It measures about 12 foot long and I was planning to cut it our of foamex (9mm thick). What is the best way to tackle this? Do I (as I have considered) cut all the vinyl, lay it on the sheets of foamex then cut around the vinyl? then pe...

Thu May 22, 2003 3:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Travelling costs

Replies: 10

Views: 1802

In our area the trademen (including me) tend to charge normal hourly rate just one way.
Clumsy, but I find it covers it most of the time.

Thu May 22, 2003 2:50 am

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Vinyl Master Pro

Replies: 15

Views: 3546

Martin, I recently visited a signwriter who uses VMP and he showed me round the program. I was very impressed, especially for the price and as you say, half the cost of upgrading SignLab. It seems to have a lot on nice features that SignLab have not considered necessary, includes a nice quote progra...

Tue May 20, 2003 12:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: yahmaha

Replies: 3

Views: 1128

That's a heck of a lot of vinyl!! Was it intended to be removed later on? Otherwise I would have first thought of painting it with banner paints. Nice job though, you certainly get the big jobs. How did you apply it? did you do it on the ground, or erected? Did you run planks out to stand on? How bi...

Tue May 20, 2003 11:49 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: the shoe box

Replies: 7

Views: 3976

Very classy looking job, lovely design, simple and powerful!

Tue May 20, 2003 11:26 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: quibell fabrications

Replies: 8

Views: 4320

Very nice work Paul, I luv BIG signs.
Tell me though, what is medite? never heard of his here.

Tue May 20, 2003 11:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: how safe are you?

Replies: 11

Views: 3176

That's interesting Lorraine, I would really be interested in an independent test of our computer's security.

Tue May 20, 2003 1:09 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Bargin Gerber 4a Vinyl Cutter

Replies: 2

Views: 878

The Gerber doesn't allow the use of other software unless a special data card is added. It allows the cutting of lettering only and some symbols by using fonts that are in the form of cards. The Gerber usually takes up to 8 fonts, and they are expensive to buy. They can be a very reliable, although ...

Mon May 19, 2003 11:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: how safe are you?

Replies: 11

Views: 3176

wot the heck did jason say?? :-? Inglish please :wink: I've been using Mailwasher for a while, I liked it so much I sent a donation and they gave me a you-beaut version - Mail washer Pro 3. try it http://www.mailwasher.net/ I used Zonealarm for a while until an upgrade messed with my computer so I t...

Fri May 16, 2003 2:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: say hello

Replies: 9

Views: 2076

I agree with you Leeroy, we do miss out down here don't we? it's not fair, still, at least we can be part of UKSG. Are there any other signwriters in WA who show any interest in this forum? I've been trying to promote it in Tassie, but many just don't see the benefit, or can't! Ever hear of Ocean Si...

Fri May 16, 2003 2:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl choice

Replies: 8

Views: 2395

Isn't it typical Martin? they always want something for nothing. In my book, shipping containers are a nightmare, the only way I do them now is by banging a metal sign to the side (as Leroy says signwhite -that is a coated steel product). This method will allow you to do the job a lot cheaper, I wou...

Fri May 16, 2003 2:37 pm

Forum: Signlab Software

Topic: Can anyone advise on signlab or another package?

Replies: 21

Views: 5634

I'll throw my vote in for signlab, again because I know it, I own it and I'm comfy with it. There is nothing I want to do that I cannot do in signLab, mind you, that doesn't mean that it is effortless, but it's all I've used for 20 years. All the packages have their good and bad points, I wish SignL...

Wed May 14, 2003 1:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: (funny) Latest Job

Replies: 4

Views: 1345

Texcat, I t...o...l....d you !! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wed May 14, 2003 1:30 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: window graphics: hansons menswear

Replies: 15

Views: 3131

I would say vandalism is a major reason for lettering on the inside.

It's easy for kids to scrape letters off glass if they have access to it.
The exception is short term window 'splashes'

Tue May 13, 2003 12:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: (funny) Latest Job

Replies: 4

Views: 1345

Very good, but if you don't move it to the "bad and the funny" forum you're gonna get into REAL trubble from Rob!!

Was that airbrushed?

Tue May 13, 2003 11:56 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this window design please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1486

Sorry Steve, I tried to edit the post with a smaller image but it wouldn't work, I'll try again. Thanks Alan, I like the caps. Henry, I agree about the earthy colours, but this is a window, and only about 300mm deep, so high impact is required. Also, yellow is the main colour of the store, actually,...

Tue May 13, 2003 1:09 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone help with this window design please?

Replies: 4

Views: 1486

can anyone help with this window design please?

Comments are invited on these two designs. They are to go across the top of two shop windows, one window wider than the other, on the inside of the glass. The customer gave the wording and wanted pictures showing 1. people, 2. clothing, 3. tent/camping 4. caravan or campervan. The clipart took the l...

Mon May 12, 2003 1:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: RW Windows

Replies: 11

Views: 2709

Thanks for the "Tin man" tip, but boy am I in trouble now, Mike will give me grief for not listening and learning from the CD properly, he'll make me stand in the corner of the classroom I reckon! :oops:

Mon May 12, 2003 12:18 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: what do people prefer tablets or mice?

Replies: 14

Views: 4456

Thanks lads for your input, Martin, that sounds encouraging, I shall look into it. Thanks Henry too, and Steve - reckon it's a good bit of kit? :lol:

Mon May 12, 2003 12:05 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: RW Windows

Replies: 11

Views: 2709

Hi Steve, nice new photo - you're getting better looking as you get older (just like me!!) :lol: Great work on the van, overall a very eyecatching job. I like the chiselled effect on the RW, like Rob said - how did you do that? I did wonder how reversed lettering would look as the smaller lettering ...

Sun May 11, 2003 11:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Business Trading Format

Replies: 15

Views: 2680

We started out Limited for tax reasons but after about six years reverted back to a partnership.

We found the tax advantages good when purchasing equipment, but the accounting side of was much more complex.

Life is simpler, I feel, as a partnership with my wife of 25 years.

Sun May 11, 2003 4:49 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: what do people prefer tablets or mice?

Replies: 14

Views: 4456

what do people prefer tablets or mice?

No, I'm not speaking of vitamin tablets - they are not fashionable Down Under right now :-? But for drawing onscreen and doing the wonderful things we are taught by Mike - are they an advantage? I'd like to hear from those who have used one, both good and bad points. I can't speak from experience, h...

Fri May 09, 2003 9:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thanks UKSG

Replies: 7

Views: 1320

Thanks Martin for your kind words, I want you to know that I have completely forgiven you for knocking me off my #2 perch and beating me to Jedi status. I no longer bear any annimossity toward you :lol: Mike, you do a lot more than a little bit for this board! I'm pleased to say that there is now a ...
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