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Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:45 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

Replies: 14

Views: 3092

Re: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

Kevin Mahoney wrote:That’s uncanny Neil! That’s pretty much what I used to do with some self adhesive 3mm sponge I had kicking about. Still got the plotter on the racking


Great minds Kevin, great minds :smiles:

Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

Replies: 14

Views: 3092

Re: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

Right guys this is very crude as I said :smiles: All i did was take the cover off the tool holder (two screws in the side) on my Summa D120R. Then all I did was hold down the tool holder (remove your blade tool first) and pop a small, 10mm x 5mm, piece of double sided foam tape on top of the holder ...

Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

Replies: 14

Views: 3092

Re: Summa D120se sticks on first cut

My Summa D120R has been suffering from a 'cutlag' lately but I sorted it today and now it cuts perfectly again.
I have a slightly crude but easy fix for this problem so will post a diagram shortly for any other sufferers!!

Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Digiprint supplies, some feedback please?

Replies: 14

Views: 773

Re: Digiprint supplies, some feedback please?

Not quite as bad as you guys but I ordered some things last Friday and still nothing!

Tue May 21, 2019 9:08 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: New PC for running Flexi design 12 recommendations?

Replies: 9

Views: 355

Re: New PC for running Flexi design 12 recommendations?

I agree with Colin, stay away from big names. I have this set-up and is super fast running Flexisign although I run Flexi on an iMac too. Novatech NTI281 Workstation - Intel I7 7700 Processor- 240GB SSD- 3TB SATA Drive - 16GB 2133Mhz DDR4 Memory - H110M Chipset- NVIDIA Quadro K620 Graphics - Windows...

Mon May 20, 2019 9:17 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Impact Vehicle Library 2018 for sale

Replies: 4

Views: 871

Re: Impact Vehicle Library 2018 for sale

Hi Mariusz, this is still for sale.

Tue May 14, 2019 10:48 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: CNC Letters have fallen off the shop fascia, advice and opinions please?

Replies: 25

Views: 1252

Re: CNC Letters have fallen off the shop fascia, advice and opinions please?

Dulux Weathershield masonry paint has a dirt and mould inhibitor in it called Stay Clean, if this is also in gloss paints that may be your problem!

Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Mahoney: A variety of some recent jobs that I have done

Replies: 31

Views: 2922

Re: Mahoney: A variety of some recent jobs that I have done

Lovely stuff Kevin, love the camper but they're all awesome!

Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:29 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl not weeding properly, advice needed please?

Replies: 28

Views: 1581

Re: Vinyl not weeding properly, advice needed please?

I had a problem with one of their new colours, aluminium silver, late last year. It peeled the silicone backing paper up in places and also didn’t want to come off the paper easily. I rang and they mentioned glue migration to me.

Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:41 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Vinyl not weeding properly, advice needed please?

Replies: 28

Views: 1581

Re: Vinyl not weeding properly, advice needed please?

I've recently had exactly the same issue with Metamark Lime Green!

Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:34 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Whistler Brushes, need some more please help?

Replies: 7

Views: 881

Re: Whistler Brushes, need some more please help?

You could try AS Handover too, it seems 'Whistler' made graining brushes and stipplers and may have a connection to Hamiltons! But that said, lettering quills from Wrights of Lymm are very good brushes.

Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:43 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Impact Vehicle Library 2018 for sale

Replies: 4

Views: 871

Impact Vehicle Library 2018 for sale

Complete with 2 disks and Catalogue and in immaculate condition £69.95 incl. postage.

Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:21 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Software for running plotters

Replies: 8

Views: 800

Re: Software for running plotters

I run two Summa plotters through dedicated sign software - Flexisign - never any issues.

Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member introduction. hope its in the right place.

Replies: 14

Views: 1258

Re: New Member introduction. hope its in the right place.

Hi Andrew and welcome. I've run Graphic plotters in the past and they're a good piece of kit.
I started using flexisign back in '94, it's very user friendly.
If you ever have any problems give me a shout!

Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:49 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Re: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Brian Little wrote:very nice neil ...not the easiest surface


Thanks Brian :smiles:

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Do you work / design and print from the same computer (1 computer)?

Replies: 17

Views: 3766

Re: Do you work / design and print from the same computer (1 computer)?

I design and plot using Flexisign on a 2011 iMac keeping it on OSX 10.8.5 and have another iMac running Ai etc and my accounts software. I then have an older PC running my Gerber Edge and Mutoh 1304 RIP and also have a more powerful up to date PC which runs Signlab and Flexi as well as estimating so...

Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sprinter wrap. EBL Events.

Replies: 8

Views: 964

Re: Sprinter wrap. EBL Events.

Nice job Hugh, saw it on FB too :thumbsup: Ultimately it's a good exercise but I've found these jobs don't pay enough to cover the amount of work, hassle and sleepless nights!! If you're wrapping day in day out then you build up speed and know how but give it a couple of months and you'll have forgo...

Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:50 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Moving from avery 700 to M7-100?

Replies: 10

Views: 1228

Re: Moving from avery 700 to M7-100?

I've been using M7 for years, it weeds great. I've noticed odd issues with the finish but have never had any complaints. It's on a par with Imagepefect 5700 so I stick to both of these as I'm used to the way they work, very forgiving during application.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Re: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Thank you guys :blushing:

Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:16 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Signage - how would you do this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1326

Re: Van Signage - how would you do this?

By the way Matt, there's an 'i' missing from 'Builders' and an 's' from 'Construction'! :thumbsup:

Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:13 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Signage - how would you do this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1326

Re: Van Signage - how would you do this?

I only ever use paper appli tape and I'd do that dry, hinge in the centre and work out from there.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:47 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Replies: 21

Views: 3404

Re: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Well done David, the curtains look great.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:43 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Van Signage - how would you do this?

Replies: 13

Views: 1326

Re: Van Signage - how would you do this?

I would weld all the boxes together and apply as a single graphic, I have a 1200mm wide plotter so could cut that in 1 piece. If you only have a 600mm wide plotter I'd cut the graphic in 2 pieces and trim to the recess part of the panel. I would knock out the grey box graphic a few mil either side o...

Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:23 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Re: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Robert Lambie wrote:Yes, I was going to say that... Cannot be easy when the cold starts biting your fingers! :awkward:

How long would something like this take to do Neil?


No it's not nice Rob, cold is the enemy :shake:

This job took 3 days plus a little planning beforehand.

Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:56 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Re: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Thank you gents, it was nice to get this one out the way before the recent temperature drop!! :smiles:

Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign on renovated building.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Hand painted sign on renovated building.

I've just finished painting this sign on a landmark building in Pontypool, South Wales. I always remember it as a kid growing up in the late 60's early 70's so I was super proud to get the commission to repaint it this week. The last photo is an archive photo of the building before renovation starte...

Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Replies: 21

Views: 3404

Re: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Hi Dave, yes I used application tape and I use Metamark blue mask.

Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Replies: 21

Views: 3404

Re: Lettering Truck Curtains, help and advice please?

Very helpful thread, we've our first curtain job booked in a week on Friday. Found Apollo Inks very helpful, interested to read your comment about not overlaying inks due to reactivation of the ink below. Is it a case of punching out the above colours from the colour below? We've a drop shadow on o...

Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: APC Anyone know what font they use?

Replies: 8

Views: 1001

Re: APC Anyone know what font they use?

Hi Jean, just broke down an online brochure and this is the font used in that.

Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:33 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: 50mm truck conspicuity tape

Replies: 3

Views: 737

Re: 50mm truck conspicuity tape

I use 'Chapter8Shop.com' for all my tape, chevrons etc.

Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Lack of work. Best Advertising techniques?

Replies: 16

Views: 2825

Re: Lack of work. Best Advertising techniques?

I would suggest you call in to local body repair shops and haulage companies and make yourself known to them. The key is getting repeat work from these and then your one offs are a bonus. This is what I did as a fledgling Signwriter 30 odd years ago before social media and even vinyl cutting machine...

Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Replies: 11

Views: 1851

Re: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Thanks guys, always good to get the brushes out!

Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:57 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Replies: 9

Views: 1233

Re: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Thanks Brian - No, I had to mix a colour to match a sample on the car, don't think I could mix it again!! :smiles:

Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:02 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Replies: 9

Views: 1233

Re: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Chris Wilson wrote:And I thought I had a hard day. Hope they let you sit in it


Haha, alas I didn't get to sit in it! There's not many instruments in it - Rev Counter, Oil and Water Pressure and that's it!!

Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:00 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Replies: 9

Views: 1233

Re: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Martin Cole wrote:I take my hat off to you Neil .. :praiseyou:

that is a beautiful bit of work and all done at that low level...wow :shocked:


Thanks Martin, this is when it helps to be short!!! :smiles:

Thu May 31, 2018 4:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Rogers. General signs Feb-may 2018

Replies: 14

Views: 1746

Re: Rogers. General signs Feb-may 2018

Nice selection of work Dave, love the script lettering on Kais Kitchen.

Thu May 31, 2018 4:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Replies: 9

Views: 1233

John Player Special Formula 1 race car

Recently had the task of repainting all the lettering and pinstripes on this JPS F1 car from the late 70's. Something to lay on is very important with this type of job!! :smiles:

Thu May 31, 2018 4:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Replies: 11

Views: 1851

Re: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Simon Worrall wrote:Very nice job, Neil.
And I bet it cost less than vinyl to do!


Thanks Simon, no comparison buddy!! :rollseyes:

Thu May 31, 2018 4:41 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Replies: 11

Views: 1851

Re: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Thanks guys :thumbsup:

Martin Cole wrote:Very nice, top draw work Neil

I really would consider giving up the hairdressing and going full time now :lol:


Nah, I still want something to fall back on!!! :smiles:

Fri May 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Replies: 11

Views: 1851

Hand painted sign in mid Wales

Had a day out in the sun last Friday and painted this in the beautiful market town of Builth Wells, mid Wales. All hand painted using masonry paint.

Wed May 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: GDPR and wether we need to comply!!

Replies: 13

Views: 1851

Re: GDPR and wether we need to comply!!

I've been ignoring it too Phill, I think I'll wait till I get fined £17,000,000 as was mentioned on the radio earlier!! :yikes:

Wed May 23, 2018 12:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: GDPR and wether we need to comply!!

Replies: 13

Views: 1851

GDPR and wether we need to comply!!

Hi all, just wondered what you're all doing regarding this GDPR thing!

Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Replies: 13

Views: 3287

Re: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Paul.Carter wrote:Wow
I love the jack daniel's one


Thanks Paul, the only problem with those is getting hold of Milk Churns!

Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:37 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Replies: 13

Views: 3287

Re: A few Hand painted sign projects

Thanks Chris and John. I'm OK Chris, how are you? I've been lurking in the background :smiles: Can't seem to load an avatar at the moment tho!! I got quite fast at those shadow boards after the 8th one :smiles: Who's Chris...?? I know its been a while Neil :lol: :lol: I'm doing well thanks, pretty ...

Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:03 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Replies: 13

Views: 3287

Re: A few Hand painted sign projects

Thanks Chris and John.

I'm OK Chris, how are you? I've been lurking in the background :smiles: Can't seem to load an avatar at the moment tho!!
I got quite fast at those shadow boards after the 8th one :smiles:

Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:41 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Replies: 13

Views: 3287

Re: A few Hand painted sign projects

Thanks buddy, sorry they're in the wrong order!! :-)

Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Replies: 13

Views: 3287

Davey: A few Hand painted sign projects

Hi Guys, here's a few recent hand lettered projects I've completed.

Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Laminates - What do you use?

Replies: 14

Views: 3017

Re: Laminates - What do you use?

Ditto Hugh's comment but 6.5% is quite an increase.

By the way tho did you vote in or out in the recent referendum? :wink: :smiles:

Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Liquid Vinyl Remover - Any good

Replies: 5

Views: 1219

Re: Liquid Vinyl Remover - Any good

Just buy new panels, your time is precious!!

Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Member , Saying Hello :)

Replies: 4

Views: 1546

Re: New Member , Saying Hello :)

Hi Jess, and welcome.
Hope you find the boards helpful.
I drove through Ashburton last year on way from Christchurch to Tekapo, a beautiful part of the world.

Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:32 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Impact with flexisign tuition

Replies: 8

Views: 2779

Re: Impact with flexisign tuition

Import into Flexi as an Ai and scale by %2000 - Option K on a MAC.

Wed May 11, 2016 1:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ideas on a new logo please? sorted thanks everyone :)

Replies: 28

Views: 4804

Re: looking for ideas for a new logo

Here's one to throw into the mix!

Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Vehicle preparation for traditional signwriting advice?

Replies: 14

Views: 4101

Re: Vehicle preparation for traditional signwriting advice?

Hi Chris, the Argus van had recently been sprayed so the sign writing had no problem adhering to the van. Years ago we used to use Farecla G3 rubbing compound on factory finishes and polish after the job was finished.

Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Totem Style sign - looking for a manufacturer please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1104

Thanks guys, I did find www.tradesigns.co.uk also.

Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Totem Style sign - looking for a manufacturer please?

Replies: 3

Views: 1104

Totem Style sign - looking for a manufacturer please?

Hi, would anyone know of a manufacturer for this type of sign?
Made from aluminium and has curved faces.
Many thanks.

Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Stepped recess panel wrap - help required please?

Replies: 14

Views: 3786

We use knifeless tape for this type of job, it's so quick and accurate and saves taking a knife to the van.
The speed and being safe in the knowledge you haven't used a knife far out ways the cost I believe.

Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:07 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help, STOLEN Mutoh 1304 and Lecai 750 West Midlands UK

Replies: 26

Views: 7241

Sorry to hear that Jen, I'll keep a lookout here for anything that appears dodgy.

Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Sign assortment

Replies: 3

Views: 1836

Great selection of work Ade.

Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: World Cup 2014

Replies: 80

Views: 20011

Simple answer from someone knows sweet FA about football. The Premiership should limit the amount of foreign players in any one squad. That way, wouldn't home grown talent be brought through the ranks? Just a thought as I felt very sad for the likes of Mr R and Mr G and the younger players when Engl...

Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Now have new premises..

Replies: 28

Views: 7112

Looks awesome Cheryl, can't wait to see the progress pics.

Fri May 09, 2014 9:07 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: The balance between quality vinyl and price?

Replies: 22

Views: 6859

M7 and 551 for me. Neil id be interested in your thoughts on the image perfect 5700 Adrian IP5700 is much the same as M7, made in the same factory in Lancaster I believe. It has less static than M7 though. That's if you've noticed the static in M7 :-) Like I said we use it on trucks vans signs etc....

Thu May 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: The balance between quality vinyl and price?

Replies: 22

Views: 6859

We use Metamark 7 Series or ImagePerfect 5700 on most day to day stuff. As has been said don't scrimp on vinyl and don't necessarily go for the cheapest. I be looking at reliability as far as delivery is concerned, we can pretty much guarantee when our couriers will arrive. And, building up good rel...

Tue May 06, 2014 7:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: paint onto vinyl

Replies: 6

Views: 2048

When I used to paint vinyl many moons ago I lacquered over it but I guess using a laminate would be as good if not better. I think I'd wet apply tho as you don't want the paint lifting off the vinyl while positioning the laminate. Also, did you key the vinyl first, I would imagine you did.

Sun May 04, 2014 5:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Filament cutting tapes, Who's using what??

Replies: 7

Views: 1689

Cost wise Wrapcut is much cheaper than Knifeless but is more difficult to use. I agree with Ghais. I don't like the fact that it does leave jagged cut on occasion, usually when you really don't need it!! What I don't understand is why the tapes differ so much in price as the only difference I can se...

Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:32 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on a wrap

Replies: 4

Views: 2011

I'd go with a black wrap first with 3M 1080 series and with the print use IJ380.
But, be warned if you've never wrapped a vehicle before it's not that straightforward!!

Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:38 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printed tags

Replies: 7

Views: 1187

No Gary, I'm still looking :-(

Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Printed tags

Replies: 7

Views: 1187

Printed tags

Hi all, would anyone know where I can get this type of thing printed.

Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Six Nations 2014

Replies: 34

Views: 5651

Still in shock now, Wales didn't turn up and there was no passion.

Wales :you: Ireland

Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Die cutting / CNC

Replies: 7

Views: 1662

Thanks for the reply's :D

Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:40 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Die cutting / CNC

Replies: 7

Views: 1662

Die cutting / CNC

Hi, I have a customer that needs gasket like shapes cut out of an acetate type material of varying thickness. I'm trying to source someone to do it or how it's done.
I've attached a jpg showing the type of thing they're looking for so if someone can help that would be great.

Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with 20 meter sign

Replies: 25

Views: 3563

Surely even if it cost an extra £15 per sheet to buy yellow ACM, there must be enough margin in a 20 metre sign to allow for that, especially considering the time and cost to flood coat each board, and then the potential comebacks for the vinyl lifting/shrinking? John Ditto……..we should have a like...

Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Help with 20 meter sign

Replies: 25

Views: 3563

Why not just use yellow ACM :-?

Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:29 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: can someone advise please with a Flexisign issue?

Replies: 14

Views: 5126

Scanvec Amiable, the makers of Flexisign.

www.thinksai.com

Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:30 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: can someone advise please with a Flexisign issue?

Replies: 14

Views: 5126

Have you tried restoring Flexisigns Preferences to default settings?

Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Metamark MD-X. views & opinions please?

Replies: 5

Views: 1670

We've taken delivery of a roll of each to wrap our own vans.
Will keep you informed on the progress.
We were told it's been trialled over the past year with some major wrap companies and they were happy with it.

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:39 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: backing coming loose

Replies: 11

Views: 2302

I think it's probably just a case of the pressure being a little too high.
The shapes would probably come off the backing OK depending on the shape but the lettering would be more likely to pull up the backing especially if the vinyl has got damp at any time.

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Layered Vinyl on Backing

Replies: 11

Views: 2497

Chris Windebank wrote:cant you just supply them as single layers, client will then appreciate what goes into fitting them


We need a 'LIKE' button on this site :D

Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:37 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Layered Vinyl on Backing

Replies: 11

Views: 2497

I'd be wary of layering wet as the release liner may delaminate and stick to the adhesive on the lettering.

Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Surrey

Replies: 11

Views: 2849

Hi Iain and welcome to the boards.

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from SW Scotland

Replies: 7

Views: 1871

Hi David and welcome to the boards.

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northern Ireland

Replies: 10

Views: 2214

Hi and welcome David.

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from the beautiful Plymouth

Replies: 9

Views: 2180

Hi Lee and welcome from beautiful Wales. :D

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Show Off - Various work

Replies: 7

Views: 2249

Very nice work there John.
What material did you use on the Fiesta?

Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from the Vale of Glamorgan

Replies: 7

Views: 1816

John Harding wrote:
Theres a few welsh wizards on here :D

John


Hi Gary and welcome.......I think being a wizard would help on some jobs!!!

Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: anybody struggling in the heat

Replies: 9

Views: 2066

Did this wrap last week and it was a bit of a nightmare!! The vinyl just grabbed as soon as applied. Our unit has a roof light so becomes a greenhouse in this heat, great for tomatoes!! I wouldn't mind this weather till Christmas though :cool:

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:27 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Walldogs meet in Kewanee Illinois last weekend.

Replies: 9

Views: 4420

Really inspiring paintwork, you all did fab. Been following progress on FB.
I'd love to be a part of something like this one day.
Jill, your a bit of short a*se there ain't ya :D

Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:41 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Changing to mac from windows

Replies: 4

Views: 1659

To run Signlab on a Mac you'll need either Parallels or VM Fusion.

Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: fespa anybody been yet

Replies: 16

Views: 3901

Lol, 'The Usual Suspects' springs to mind. Which one is Keyser Söze?

Great to meet you all yesterday and if you don't mind Martin can I steal the photo?

Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: fespa anybody been yet

Replies: 16

Views: 3901

Overall i think it was a very good show, i spent thousands (in my head)!!
Real pleasure to meet everyone today too.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

We had to commit to buying train tickets and as per normal we're busy now but what the hell it's not often that we have a jolly!!!

Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

We'll be there tomorrow and hopefully meet up with some of you.

Our plan - Roland Stand - Man with beard - BEER!!!! :D

Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

Can't access the website either.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Grant various signs 1

Replies: 3

Views: 1873

Great selection of work their Mike.
Glad your keeping busy.

Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Best paint for canvas tents / Marquee

Replies: 4

Views: 2420

As Mike says. I used to signwrite a lot of shopfront awnings which were canvas. It will crack with folding.
Perhaps offer a banner that can be fixed somehow to the Marquee?
Also you aint going to get the paint off t the end of the hire period!!

Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: FESPA Exhibition - London, are you going?

Replies: 111

Views: 25120

We're going Thursday but letting the train take the strain!!
Looking forward to a day out in the big smoke :D

Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: help please curtain side vehicles

Replies: 12

Views: 3031

APA.........job done, simple as that.

Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Which day to day Vinyl do you prefer?

Replies: 34

Views: 6701

ImagePerfect and Metamark.

Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SHOULD BE IN FRANCE NOW BUT!

Replies: 23

Views: 5470

That's an egg and a half Derek.
Have a speedy recovery and be careful out there.

Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:54 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Motorcycle Chapter 8 kits

Replies: 4

Views: 1437

Thanks John, I'll give them a try.

Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - LCS & ENKI Vans

Replies: 10

Views: 3112

Very nice, great work David.

Avery Supreme is great to work with and that red looks the part.

Like the subtle use of the chrome too, I'm not a fan off it unless used as you've done there. Bet you hated chucking all the weeded chrome away tho!!

Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Motorcycle Chapter 8 kits

Replies: 4

Views: 1437

Cheers Rob.

Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:56 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Motorcycle Chapter 8 kits

Replies: 4

Views: 1437

Motorcycle Chapter 8 kits

Hi, do any companies make kits for motorbikes?
Cheers Neil

Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:55 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: why is banner vinyl peeling off prematurely?

Replies: 23

Views: 5343

As above I never use turps or white spirit for cleaning (other than when I spell something wrong while painting a sign!!)

I used meths for years but even that leaves a slight residue so now we use Avery or Image Perfect surface cleaner.

Meths doesn't taste good either :-?

Wed May 29, 2013 10:40 pm

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Granthams Eco-sol Inks

Replies: 10

Views: 3646

We use their inks with no problems as yet.
We also run a Mutoh.

Sun May 12, 2013 8:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who did this one....

Replies: 6

Views: 1845

:o :D :D

Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie in sussex

Replies: 10

Views: 1704

Hi Brads and welcome.

Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Manchester

Replies: 13

Views: 2199

Hi Marc, welcome to UKSB's

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My ideas for my van

Replies: 25

Views: 8042

Ms W and Mr C are spot on.
I agree, go for a lighter blue as black and dark blue doesn't have enough contrast.
What about a lighter text for the tel no's etc.
The EC side lacks something too. Maybe liven up the Cleaning into a script with a nice bold EC.

Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My new shop sign... design idea's welcomed!

Replies: 52

Views: 22878

With a little colour added.

Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:04 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: My new shop sign... design idea's welcomed!

Replies: 52

Views: 22878

A quickie from me.

Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from london

Replies: 12

Views: 2182

Hi Tom, welcome to the boards.

Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hey Everyone, from Reading

Replies: 7

Views: 1518

Hi Steve, welcome to UKSB.

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: only gone n got me a proper shop!!

Replies: 63

Views: 9381

Congratulations Hugh, if anyone can make it work, you can.
I'm sure you'll get it set up really well now you've room to work in.

Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh

Replies: 3

Views: 1247

Happy St. Patricks day Harry.

Pleased for you that Ireland didn't end up with the wooden spoon yesterday :funky:

Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:20 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Running two Graphtec CE5000's on on Mac. Possible?

Replies: 16

Views: 4420

Easy in FlexiSign.

Not sure about other software.

Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Piggy Bank Supplier needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1240

Thanks Jill, I've since found some plastic ones over here.
Your current sign project looks cool by the way :D

Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Piggy Bank Supplier needed

Replies: 2

Views: 1240

Piggy Bank Supplier needed

Hi, as title suggests.
Can anyone recommend a supplier of plastic piggy banks.
We're on a tight schedule and budget for these.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks Neil

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:42 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: advice needed please with psd to vector files

Replies: 13

Views: 3605

Harry Cleary wrote:
Neil Davey wrote:Be careful out there, I'm sure I saw the punctuation Police earlier!!!! :wink:

:D :D
We'll have a whip round and buy him a bag of commas?


:D :D

Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: advice needed please with psd to vector files

Replies: 13

Views: 3605

Be careful out there, I'm sure I saw the punctuation Police earlier!!!! :wink:

Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted wooden signs for trade show.

Replies: 2

Views: 1922

Great looking signs Jill, love the variegated leaf.

All you need to do now is take a hammer to them, that'll really antique them :D

The green outline does work really well.

Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:07 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: 15-tonne sign arrives at the Titanic Signature Building

Replies: 18

Views: 4809

Sorry but that's bad!
Surely someone should have seen that before it was to late.

Bit like the Iceburg you might say!!!!!

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from Worcestershire

Replies: 8

Views: 1216

Hi Andrew, welcome to UKSB.

Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Swansea

Replies: 8

Views: 1388

Hi James, welcome to UKSB.

Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best value & quality vinyl for general vehicle graphics?

Replies: 25

Views: 4670

ImagePerfect 5700 and Metamark 7 for everyday vans, signs etc.
MD3 and MD5 for digital.
Some Hexis and MacTac but have gone off MacTac in recent years.
23 1/4 carat gold transfer leaf for gold leaf jobs :D

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Lincolnshire

Replies: 8

Views: 1063

Hi Tony, welcome to UKSB.

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Manchester

Replies: 17

Views: 2241

Hi Bernard and welcome to UKSB.

Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:20 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Metamark Vinyl advice please!

Replies: 12

Views: 3866

Same here, switched to:
MD3A for all internal and short term external.
MD5A for external signs and vehicle graphics that are not put under too much stress!
I haven't switched to MD7 yet as we're still using our stock of ImagePerfect cast vinyl which I hasten to add we haven't had any problems with.

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 6 Nations

Replies: 40

Views: 10334

6 Nations

Well it's that time again!
Let the games and the banter begin!
Good luck to all over the next 6 weeks and may the best team win.
Pleased to see the Welsh u20's win over Ireland tonight, just hope the seniors can live up to the youngsters performance.

Cymru am Byth :D

Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: 2013 World of Wheels- Pittsburgh

Replies: 1

Views: 1841

Lovely work as always Jill and a great selection on FB.
Sorry I couldn't make it over there but the boss wouldn't let me have time off :D
Your roses look great by the way.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Clever Use of Negative Space

Replies: 10

Views: 4332

They're all great, wish I could think that way.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Tyne & Wear

Replies: 8

Views: 1308

Hi Kev and welcome.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Los Angeles, CA.

Replies: 8

Views: 1084

Hi Juan, welcome to UKSB.

Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:18 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: Can you tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica?

Replies: 21

Views: 4414

19 / 20 Toyota caught me out!!

That's 2 of us with our heads hung low :(

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Publisher file help needed?

Replies: 2

Views: 1018

Thanks Jamie, someones done it for me but I'll check that out out for the future.
Cheers Neil

Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Publisher file help needed?

Replies: 2

Views: 1018

Publisher file help needed?

Hi, could a kind soul open a Publisher file for me and save as a PDF if possible.
Problem is I can't attach it here so could your PM your email address and I'll send it to you.
Thank you kindly.

Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Ireland's premier county, Tipperary.

Replies: 12

Views: 1597

Hi John, welcome to the boards.

Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bristol

Replies: 9

Views: 1181

Hi Nick and welcome.

Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Somerset

Replies: 16

Views: 1935

Hi Rob, welcome to the boards.

Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Macs for sale

Replies: 6

Views: 2589

Re: Macs

Adrian Hewson wrote:Yes do you have specs/prices


Ditto

Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Best vinyl for a beginner?

Replies: 4

Views: 1732

Avery Supreme wrapping film is our preferred choice.
It has air release and is very good to work with.
We use felt edge and Teflon squeegees.

Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:02 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple or PC new sign design computer?

Replies: 37

Views: 12745

In a nutshell I think PC's etc just make things too complicated. Today I had a play on a Samsung tablet thing and to be honest they seem to clutter everything with stuff you just don't need. An iPad is so much easier to use, as is an iMac, iBook and iPhone. The craze now with laptops seems to be thi...

Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple or PC new sign design computer?

Replies: 37

Views: 12745

We use 3 Macs in work. 2 iMacs and and a G4 Quicksilver.
There are some limitations software wise but having used macs since day one I just love them, they're so easy to use.
OK they have their glitches but then so do Ferraris!!! :wink:

By the way we have a PC for the printer.

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy New Year [official thread]

Replies: 21

Views: 3476

Happy New Year all and all the best for 2013.
First day back today after a week in Bulgaria skiing.....no broken bones thankfully although one of our party popped his shoulder out which wasn't too clever :-?

What is 2013 going to bring us I wonder?

Health and happiness to you all.

Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ken Mileham: Hand Drawn Illustrations, Murals and more..

Replies: 17

Views: 4417

Great illustrative work there guys. Always good to see some real hand drawn art.

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UK CHAV boards.com

Replies: 13

Views: 2433

Lol, that's great.

Neil Dizzley

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:02 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: How many suppliers do you use?

Replies: 11

Views: 3548

I use only a few suppliers. I haven't time to go back and forth quibbling over pennies. I also believe you need to build up a relationship with your suppliers the same way you would hope your customers build a loyal relationship with you. Over time though you should, as I've done through being loyal...

Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Xmas from Aus

Replies: 3

Views: 1095

Merry Christmas Quentin, leave some for us mate :D

Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:50 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: 3D Sign Camp 2013

Replies: 11

Views: 2094

Will Dan Sawatsky be there?
If he is you'll have a great time.

Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Seasons Greetings

Replies: 17

Views: 2922

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all near and far.
Thanks for all the help, fun and frolics in 2012.
Enjoy the festivities and take care.

IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! :D

Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Historium museum Bruges :painted interior signage

Replies: 7

Views: 1806

They look really good and very sharp.
It is a very frustrating job peeling application tape off so I feel your pain :D

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What time are you knocking off?

Replies: 18

Views: 3023

Trying to finish up tomorrow. Got about 20 names to finish in gold leaf at the Celtic Manor Golf Club then catch up on some admin and hopefully that's it till the 7th. Going skiing in Bulgaria on the 29th so looking forward to chilling out....literally!!! Have a great Christmas and New Year all and ...

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:06 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: take up unit required

Replies: 14

Views: 3502

I'm looking for a take up too.
I think I'll take your advice Warren and go for one of these if you recommend it.
I guess they'll work on a Mutoh.
I'll give Nigel a call.

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:03 am

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Can this be touched up?

Replies: 12

Views: 4165

DavidRogers wrote:
Reverse digital print also an option - good for many years.

Dave


We did a load of a similar type of job back in the summer.
Reverse printed on clear and backed up with white.
Worked a treat.
Not much help to you though Dave but worth noting for the future.

Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Swash Bucklers - Current 3D Project

Replies: 11

Views: 3334

Saaweet, as the kids say!!!

Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:44 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Beard - School Wall Graphics

Replies: 8

Views: 2220

Lovely work Warren.

I like that a lot.

Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Keming, a new word in the dictionary

Replies: 4

Views: 1211

:D :D

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:52 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexisign training

Replies: 3

Views: 2015

Doug Pulver wrote:Hello Ewan

Mark Rugen is a trainer for Flexisign. There is a lengthy demo for Flexi 8. He sells dvds that are very well done. I bought one and it helped me learn Flexi.


As Doug says, Mark has helped me over the years with questions about Flexi.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from the other side of the 'lake'...

Replies: 11

Views: 1727

Hi and welcome Henri.

Looks like beautiful surroundings you got there out the door.

The CNC is pretty impressive too.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:09 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign making Hopes & Ambitions for 2013 ?

Replies: 30

Views: 4638

We have to look for an additional van in the New Year and re-letter our existing one.
Get more organised.
Re-vamp website and prune my advertising expenses too the most cost effective.
Drink less coffee!!

Win the Lottery :-?

That's to start with!!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:24 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: OMG hooray!!! :)

Replies: 25

Views: 5761

Exciting news Tim.

As has been said it'll be great to see the finished work.

Good on you and well done.

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Flexisign 7.7 v2 and Mac OS X 10.8

Replies: 1

Views: 1799

Hi Tim, I don't think it will.
We ran 7.5 & 8.5 till we upgraded to 10.8 but 7.5 won't run on Mountain Lion.
Flexi 8.5 is OK.
Apple dropped support for PowerPC dependent software.

Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Various Signage

Replies: 12

Views: 2957

Rubbish as usual Ade!! Nah....of course I jest!! Very nice work and always good to see what you've been up to. Very inspiring, keep posting mate. Cheers Neil, hope all is well with you? Ade Yes Ade, been busy lately thanks mate. Great to see your work, lets hope it keeps busy through 2013 and beyon...

Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:01 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Various Signage

Replies: 12

Views: 2957

Rubbish as usual Ade!!






Nah....of course I jest!! Very nice work and always good to see what you've been up to. Very inspiring, keep posting mate.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:02 am

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: Updating fonts with flexisign pro?

Replies: 5

Views: 2665

John Thomson wrote:If you add the font to the operating system the next time you open Flexisign the font will be available to you....at least that is how it works on a Windows pc.

John


Same on the Mac, but I'm not sure wether in some older versions, Flexi limits the number of fonts installed.

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Central Scotland

Replies: 13

Views: 1892

Neil Davey wrote:Hi Andy and welcome to the boards.

By the way this site isn't just open to the Scots as it may seem!!!

Hi from Wales :-)


Oh, maybe it is!!!!! :D

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Central Scotland

Replies: 13

Views: 1892

Hi Andy and welcome to the boards.

By the way this site isn't just open to the Scots as it may seem!!!

Hi from Wales :-)

Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:42 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Iver Bucks

Replies: 10

Views: 1440

Hi Fintan, welcome to the boards.

Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Iver Bucks

Replies: 10

Views: 1440

Hi Iver Bucks, good to have you here.
Go on, spill the beans about yourself!!

Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Method Statement

Replies: 7

Views: 4018

Thanks Simon.

Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:08 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painting on dibond

Replies: 3

Views: 2403

Hi Jeff, I'd use 1Shot which you'll be able to get in Canada. Beware though as there are some issues with certain colours being a little thick. But any enamel paint will be OK, no need to tell you to prep and clean the service well. You could get away with normal house paint though if its easier for...

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Shop fronts in Ireland.

Replies: 3

Views: 1134

Great find, did you go on to the Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/gentlemanofletters/

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hansign various bits

Replies: 4

Views: 1470

Great work Ben, don't you just love it when customers bring their vans in and they're bogging!!!

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Method Statement

Replies: 7

Views: 4018

Thanks Adrian, luckily we can't work till after 6pm so very few shoppers about.
I see where your at though and Ill just write the statement as you suggest.
I guess it'll help me plan the job out too, always learning in this trade :D

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Mercedes C63 wrap

Replies: 9

Views: 2186

Nice job Ben, do you wrap the door shuts etc. too?

Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Method Statement

Replies: 7

Views: 4018

Method Statement

I've been asked to write a method statement for a job we' fitting this week in a pedestrianised shopping centre.
Does anyone have a template specific to sign fitting that I could adapt to suit or use as is?
I've never been asked for one before, been pretty lucky I suppose.
Thanks in anticipation.

Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:38 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Cutting Strip for Graphtes CE 5000-60

Replies: 1

Views: 1485

Graphtec

Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:05 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using a 3d font

Replies: 12

Views: 1721

Convert to curves is OK, you just need to be able to separate the lettering from the shadow.

Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:50 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using a 3d font

Replies: 12

Views: 1721

In FlexiSign I would: Convert to outlines - select silver areas and group, there you have your lettering - select all, weld and then you have your black shadow/outline. I haven't downloaded the font but looking at it this method would work. It may even be less work, I'll see later when I have time ...

Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:49 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Using a 3d font

Replies: 12

Views: 1721

In FlexiSign I would: Convert to outlines - select white areas and group, there you have your lettering - select all, weld and then you have your black shadow/outline. I haven't downloaded the font but looking at it this method would work. It may even be less work, I'll see later when I have time to...

Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A dust free environment... what works best for you?

Replies: 15

Views: 1855

We're lucky, our room where we house the printer already had tiles and they are easy to keep clean etc. UKSB is full of cheaters! :wink: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: honest, im not a poor loser. :oops: :lol1: You know what they say Rob....."if at first you don't succeed.....CHEAT!!!!!!! :roll:

Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A dust free environment... what works best for you?

Replies: 15

Views: 1855

We're lucky, our room where we house the printer already had tiles and they are easy to keep clean etc.

Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another proud Dad!

Replies: 7

Views: 1665

Brilliant.......well done Alex.

A name to look out for in the future.

:appl: :appl: :appl:

Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: The Perils of being a Sign Maker!

Replies: 21

Views: 3911

Try 30 odd years of: 'You'd want to have a steady hand' 'You wouldn't want to have had a few pints last night' 'Put that on the right side out' 'You made a mistake there' all delivered as if the speaker had just thought it up on the spot and he/she was comedian of the year and just had to get you t...

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie From Rye - East Sussex - Hello All

Replies: 10

Views: 1572

Hi Craig and welcome.

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: This stuff is complicated...

Replies: 18

Views: 2870

Nuke the Ebayers.

More serious comments later!!!

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Dimensional Sign: Our Lawyer

Replies: 18

Views: 3401

That's great and should get the message across.

Must get more info on the Epoxy stuff.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:15 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: I need a large printed play mat......

Replies: 3

Views: 1015

Thanks Guys I'll try Rutters then :D

Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: I need a large printed play mat......

Replies: 3

Views: 1015

I need a large printed play mat......

that will be durable enough to be walked on and rolled / folded for storage.
I guess a fabric material would be most suitable.
It's going to be approx 5m x 3m
Can anyone recommend a supplier or suggest what it should be printed on.

Thanks Neil

Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Greetings from an interloper in Lincolnshire

Replies: 5

Views: 1309

Hi Iain and welcome.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:46 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Need colourmatch to RAL 1018 and 5002

Replies: 2

Views: 1106

Hi Tim, I'd say Avery Bright Yellow 839 is OK. 807 Primrose looks too light to me.

Avery Marine Blue 847 is probably the closest match.

As for 3M 80 I think SC80-2562 Buttercup and SC 80-37 Sapphire Blue.

Oh did I mention I'm colour blind :wink:

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from the highlands, Scotland

Replies: 10

Views: 1760

Hi Olly and welcome to the boards.

Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: UKSBs Oxford Newbie - How do!

Replies: 11

Views: 1807

Hi Russ, welcome to UKSB's

Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:52 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Flat cut chrome letters what is the best way??

Replies: 10

Views: 2139

Why don't you just buy the lettering you need from a trade supplier?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:52 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Best way to produce shadowed vinyl?

Replies: 11

Views: 2668

I agree with Alan and Jill to overlay one on top of the other.
If your top letters aren't joined you can put those on singularly or in 2's which will make lining up much easier.

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: off to get married

Replies: 22

Views: 3105

Congratulations Chris, about time your Debbie made an honest man of you!
Have a great wedding and enjoy the time off.

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: bit of wet gilding

Replies: 4

Views: 2731

Lovely gilding Steve, very nice indeed.

Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Advice needed on Roland Camm 1Pro Cutter please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2993

Well done Jarrard, I'm sure you'll get a better response if you take the time to say hi :D

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello again from france

Replies: 9

Views: 1605

Hi Patrick, welcome back.

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:44 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: Advice needed on Roland Camm 1Pro Cutter please?

Replies: 10

Views: 2993

Hi Jarrard, bit of an abrupt opening post!!!!

I think if you took the time to introduce yourself in the Welcome Forum and tell us a little about yourself you may get the help you command :wink:

Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holiday at Rhodes was great!

Replies: 8

Views: 1427

Love Rhodes, went there a few years ago.

John, did you do the boat trip round to Lindos?

Glad you had a good time but you could have brought some Greek sunshine back with you :(

Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from a returning signmaker

Replies: 15

Views: 2308

Phill Fenton wrote:But watch out for Jill - she's got a sharp tongue especially after she's had a few :-?


Ooh, I really want to reply to that comment but I'm too afraid!! :-?

Hi and welcome Gary.

Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tradesman of the year.

Replies: 7

Views: 1440

Well done Mike, another certificate for your office wall?

:D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:40 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Program 'Not Responding'

Replies: 3

Views: 1613

Hi Nancy, I don't get this problem using Parallels on our mac and we only use parallels to run our Edge and our Estimate program. This is our PC that runs the printer. that keeps giving us this message Dave, it's Windows 7 Pro and our RIP is Ergosoft Posterprint 14. We don't run any other programs o...

Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:31 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: It never rains...

Replies: 2

Views: 2048

Lol, good luck Lee. Remember it's like riding a bike.
Give yourself an hour or two and you'll feel like you'd never put the brush down!!

You probably won't be as quick as you were but put that down to age :D

Don't forget to post pic's........happy lettering.

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Program 'Not Responding'

Replies: 3

Views: 1613

Program 'Not Responding'

Hi, not being that clever with PC's as we're predominantly MAC based I'm getting this message while using our RIP program with the printer. It runs real slow when importing artwork and/or resizing, rotating, moving etc. Any pointers as to how to solve this? Cheers, a numpty (where PC's are concerned...

Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: hammond; van assortment

Replies: 6

Views: 1454

Nice work David.

On the PJR job I would have just made the tel number smaller to fit the door with some space each side. Looks good all the same and I'm sure they were very happy with the finished job.

Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Ripped off by the trade?

Replies: 28

Views: 6111

No. I've been called on by sign companies in similar situations and I've never charged charged them any where near those prices.
Some I've even helped Gratis to get them out of the brown stuff.

I'd say you were ripped off big time!!! :cry:

Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Mexico

Replies: 7

Views: 1470

Hi Mario and welcome to the boards.

Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:38 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: De Beir: Signage Assortment V2

Replies: 7

Views: 1949

Great work.......like the etch too.
Very nice design and layouts.

Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Beard/Mint

Replies: 49

Views: 12521

Looks mint Warren, we're in the process of re-doing our van at the moment and are going with the Matt with gloss effect.
Your van projects a great professional image.

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:26 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18773

Not being one to miss an opportunity.......and seeing as it was I who suggested a tipple!!

Ahem........

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18773

Harry Cleary wrote:
* I stress, 'passing through' :o


Nicholas, make sure you wrap the bottle of whiskey well so that it doesn't break when you throw it into Harry's garden on the way through!! :D

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:16 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My First Wrap - Completed

Replies: 16

Views: 3165

Looks like a good job well done Matt.
First of many.

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi All from Italy

Replies: 3

Views: 1114

Hi Marco, welcome to the boards.

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Derbyshire

Replies: 4

Views: 1071

Hi Tim, welcome to the boards.
Things are real hazy with me too :D

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saying hello at last, from Devon

Replies: 10

Views: 1735

Hi Gary and welcome.

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Gloucestershire

Replies: 11

Views: 1945

Hi John, welcome to the boards.

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Help & Advice with my logo design please?

Replies: 69

Views: 18773

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:Where's the "like" button?
:appl:


:D

Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: advice poorly easymount laminator.

Replies: 7

Views: 1734

Mark Nihotte wrote:Neil...did you get the pen back from your customer :o


:D :D

Warned me to be more careful though!!

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Somerset!

Replies: 7

Views: 1382

Hi and welcome Derek.

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: a big hello from solihull, birmingham

Replies: 11

Views: 2060

Hi Eddie, welcome to the boards.

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:09 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: advice poorly easymount laminator.

Replies: 7

Views: 1734

As Macky says. The chain hasn't stretched, there is a tensioner that you can adjust. A while back I left a pen on an ACM panel going through ours and when we put the next panel through the roller jumped. I took the panel off and it was just a case of the chain had become slack, I adjusted it back up...

Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi all from Ireland

Replies: 10

Views: 1610

Hi Matt, welcome to the boards.

Yes, you are mad to set up a business :wink: :D

Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I am going to be on TV tonight at 7.30pm

Replies: 19

Views: 4239

Great Mike........X Factor next aye? :D

Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:37 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Can anyone help 'Gerber gsx'

Replies: 3

Views: 1890

I can tomorrow but ours is an opal coloured tube with a black eye piece on one end and the tube narrows so you can pop it into the blade holder like a bomb site to line up against the registration mark on your vinyl.

Confused? I am!!

Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:21 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Lowe: Logo Design help needed?

Replies: 39

Views: 10951

I pretty much always go with the bump strip.
On that van I'd level everything to the bottom edge and usually I measure up and string fine line tape the length of the van and use that as my level.
Oh and this method would work on a hill :D

Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:16 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber edge fx foils

Replies: 2

Views: 809

PrintOne definitely but Metamark don't do FX foils.

Not sure about Hexis and FX foils.

Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Lowe: Logo Design help needed?

Replies: 39

Views: 10951

Great job guys, top marks.

Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Where can I buy gerber fx vinyl

Replies: 2

Views: 1255

Metamark

Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from France

Replies: 13

Views: 2433

Hi Wayne and welcome to the boards.

I was in the Loire Region on me bike last month and had a great time. (In fact that's me in France on my avatar)

Good luck with the new learning curve!

Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:29 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: What machine did you start out with?

Replies: 25

Views: 10286

My first was a No. 6 Sable powered by yours truly :D My first set-up was an AppleMac Quadra 630 on iOS7 running FlexiLetter software, scanner and a Roland Camm1 PNC 950 which is actually still working now and was cutting only yesterday. I've only replaced 1 pinch wheel and the cutting strip, it's st...

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hi.all from northants

Replies: 4

Views: 1105

Hi Martin, welcome to the boards.

Put your prices up :wink:

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:46 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: My First Wrap, advice needed please?

Replies: 19

Views: 6338

You should be able to guestimate the amount of vinyl you need from your drawing.
I'd go for 3M but not sure if you could get the right colour.

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:49 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

Thanks Martin, I'll dissect it tomorrow and see what I can find.

Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:04 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

Whereabouts would that be Martin?

Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:28 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice & opinions on squeegee's

Replies: 11

Views: 3122

We use ImagePerfect white with felt on one edge and 3M gold squeegees.
We also use felt and Teflon for more delicate work.
I find cheap squeegees wear out very quick and leave bits of themselves everywhere!

Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

The plotter is a CE3000-60 which I've had from new. It's been working fine up until a few months ago when the problem first happened. I called Graphtec and they said it sounded like an X axis motor but after posting the problem here to get some feed back I was encorouged to investigate the problem m...

Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:55 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

On initialisation the plotter shoots the vinyl forward about 200mm on either of the 3 settings, Roll 1 - Roll 2 or sheet and stops abruptly as it would do if the roll was to heavy.

I then get this message.

" X POSITION ALARM "

Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:43 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

Hi Martin, I've just tried that but no difference.

Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:33 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Replies: 14

Views: 5069

Graphtec Plotter Engineer

Does anyone know of any engineers or companies that fix Graphtec plotters.

One of ours keeps registering an X-axis error when the blade carriage does it's initial sweep across and back to the origin. It also fires the vinyl forward about 200mm.

Thanks.

Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Finally finished the Omega Van!

Replies: 22

Views: 9101

Nice job David, it turned out good after all that.
We've all been there at some point or another and I for one still get the odd PITA job.
At least the weather was good to lift your spirits :cool:

Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald: Yu-Gi-Oh Bus wrap

Replies: 7

Views: 1619

Very eye-catching. Looks fantastic.

Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Leeds

Replies: 6

Views: 1697

Phill Fenton wrote:Mind you, I reckon you'll need to lower your magnetic signs prices a bit cos I can get them cheaper on vista print :-?


Hi Bob, and welcome, I think we'll all be coming to you for our magnetics!!!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: wholesale t-shirt supplier

Replies: 11

Views: 3891

Handbags at the ready :roll:

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Johnston: Pharmacy Shopfront Before and After

Replies: 16

Views: 3216

You sure that's not a different pharmacy!!!! :D

Looks excellent Ian and your right it does look seamless.

Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Looking for advanced cutting software

Replies: 10

Views: 3494

FlexiSign will run 2 plotters and more, apply weed borders, auto nest very easily.
But like me your Mac based so you'll need up to 8.5. Well SAi stopped at 8.5 but it has pretty much all you need.
Easily exports files for printing too.

Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:35 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter advise needed please?

Replies: 7

Views: 3461

Hi Claire and welcome to the boards. As always buy the best you can afford. Plotter wise go for Graphtec or Roland. They make smaller plotters that you could probably get by with for t-shirt stuff. As for software look at Illustrater, Corel as they're more affordable and you can cut from these with ...

Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: window tinter / wraper saying hello from Wigin

Replies: 8

Views: 1909

Hi Simon, welcome to the boards.

Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Scotland

Replies: 16

Views: 4148

Hi Raymond and welcome.

Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Nantwich - Cheshire

Replies: 11

Views: 2367

Hi Phil and welcome to the boards.
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