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Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:35 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: application tape problems applying it help please?

Replies: 6

Views: 2327

application tape problems applying it help please?

Well, not the tape itself, but applying the stuff is getting to me. I don't have any problem actually sticking it to the cut & weede vinyl, but it's taking too long. So, I need a machine taht'll do it for me. Not a dispenser, I've got one of those, but an actual mangle type set-up. Grafityp do a...

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 34

Views: 6518

Martin, I spoke to Raccoon before sending the artwork to them and they faxed me a sheet of info regarding the formats and media type accepted, and in amongst them was CorelDraw9, so I assumed that everything would be okay. They were sent a proof along with the CD contining the artwork, and at no poi...

Fri Nov 22, 2002 11:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 34

Views: 6518

Rob, Re: Raccoon... As I've alredy mentioned in previous posts on this topic, the resolution of the print was sxcellent, but I would STRONGLY reccomend getting a sample print of a small portion of the design you want doing before proceeding with the full order. My design was created in CorelDraw9, u...

Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 34

Views: 6518

Okay, I'll try and answer most of these questions or comments in order... Neil, Thanks for the comments, I'll get a close up of it the next time I see the chap. If it's of any use the ripped metal bits were created in CorelDraw9, using the mesh fill option on an irregular shaped closed curve. Some o...

Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:03 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 34

Views: 6518

vehicle graphics: audio car

A good customer from a car audio shop changed his motor recently and wanted a design to 'out-do' his last car, which some of you may remember from an earlier post. My toughts were that a digi print was the only way to go, and this is the result. Designed in one or two hour bursts over the last coupl...

Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:33 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: david oniell bodyshop

Replies: 5

Views: 2149

never go overboard on the front of a rally car as youll end up doing it again and again and again Only the front? You must have some pretty good rally drivers over there. (Must be for when they need to get over the pennines in a hurry) Nice job. I love the roof especially, a much overlooked area fo...

Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: feet-up trail sport ltd

Replies: 6

Views: 2169

Great looking job. Did you cosider the possibility of using a wrapping film instead of paint, or was the customer adamant about having paint?

In my own experience they seem to need some convincing that wrapping is even possible.

Customers, eh!

Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:34 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of a fixing problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1903

I thought about using acrylic rods glued to each letter, and this looks like it might be the only way to go. Returns are out of the question, it's the type of pespex that has a flourescent glow at the cut edges, and this is the effect the customer wants. I did ask his opinion as to how he thought th...

Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: A bit of a fixing problem

Replies: 5

Views: 1903

A bit of a fixing problem

After more than 9 months (yes you read correctly) of designs, revisions, re-designs, and so on, including 3 name changes, my most awkward customer EVER has finally (fingers crossed) settled on a design for his new restaurant. The problem is this... This guy is a tad fussy (you may have guessed alrea...

Thu Sep 05, 2002 7:36 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: do i fold vinyl to foamex over or trim it to size?

Replies: 12

Views: 3519

Or.....

Run a felt squeegee along the edge a couple of times. This cuts through the vinyl using a combination of friction and the sharp edge of the board. The excess vinyl just falls away and leaves a perfect edge.

Thu Sep 05, 2002 7:27 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: if you dont have a felt squeege to hand do this?

Replies: 7

Views: 2251

Mike, maybe it's just me and Martin, but I can't stand the sleeves, they seem to be only slightly less abrasive than a bare squeegee. I prefer the felt ones, or failing that a standard 3m gold (how much ?????) with the looped velcro. This does tend to get a bit expensive though, I usually misplace o...

Fri Aug 23, 2002 9:26 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: CS Joinery

Replies: 15

Views: 4425

Brilliant.

Nothing more to add

Fri Aug 16, 2002 7:40 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: aaa services

Replies: 13

Views: 3115

Good point, Martin, and there is a reason for it... They're a new start-up company supplying tools, lubricants, etc. to workshops and the like, a bit like Snap-on. Originally they wanted pictures of the stuff they are selling plastering all over the van, you know the type of thing, a spanner here, a...

Thu Aug 15, 2002 7:58 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: sandblasted signage: Panda Palace

Replies: 12

Views: 5697

Gobsmacking

Does anyone know of a UK supplier of signfoam, and an idea of pricing?

I'm assuming it's a bit more specialist than just a great thick lump of foamex, or is it?

I'd love to get some in to have a play with :wink:

Cheers,
Andy

Thu Aug 15, 2002 7:32 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: aaa services

Replies: 13

Views: 3115

vehicle graphics: aaa services

I tried posting this one last Thursday, but my new all singin, all dancing mega PC has decided it'll run my cutter and CorelDraw just fine, but XP don't like me modem. Strange thing was I could dial up, log on and view SOME pages, but not all, and I was only getting around half of my emails through ...

Thu Aug 08, 2002 3:59 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: dundrum confectionary

Replies: 10

Views: 2811

For a first attempt that's pretty amazing.

Well done.

Did you layer the colours by eye, or did you use registration marks?

Regards

Andy

Wed Aug 07, 2002 9:20 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: bansha technical

Replies: 8

Views: 2345

On the same subject Steve, I did a Merc Sprinter for an 'Independant BMW specialist' which was on the road for 12 months before someone pointed out the fact that there's no 'a' in independent. :oops:

Nice clean looking job, Eddie

Cheers

Andy

Sat Aug 03, 2002 4:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fun search engine Website for you all!

Replies: 7

Views: 1846

Very different approach to how a search engine should look.

Not sure if it's more or less useful than a traditional one, I'm gonna spend a bit more time playing with it, but my initial impression is...

WOW :o

Mon Jul 15, 2002 10:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what material is used for sun visors?

Replies: 16

Views: 4060

I just use standard 5-7 year vinyl. If you're applying it as a sunstrip do it slightly wet, and tuck a little under the rubber. For straight forward lettering apply dry, 'cos otherwise it takes forever before you can remove the app tape. I usually put sunstrips on the outside of the window, firstly ...

Sun Jul 14, 2002 7:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

LOL

Selby's not that bad... until the North Lincs lot come to town :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sun Jul 07, 2002 9:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

AAAAAARRRRGGHH!!!!! Removing reflective. :-? I've been asked to quote on removing two reflective logos from the sides of vehicles for my biggest customer. :-? :-? They're only 500mm square. :-? :-? :-? When I told them how much they had heart failure... then I asked them to have a go themselves. :lo...

Sun Jul 07, 2002 6:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

Rob, the reflective was all LG Luckylite

Not the cheapest, possibly the best.

Oreo, there is something far better than reflective... Wait while you see my van :wink:

Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

The wife says I'm not allowed to have views.

(Presses go-slo button even harder. I'll show her :evil: )

By the way Mike, the name's Andy (It must be, that's what she calls me when she's in a good mood. She was actually in a good mood once... 1990..er...6...I think...or was it '95.....

Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

young? :-?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:49 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

Thanks all. Lorraine, the price is a bit of a funny one. The owner of the car is a very good friend, and we kind of did a contra deal, he got the car done and I got an all-singing all-dancing car security system, with remote engine starting for cold mornings, proximity sensors, and a little device t...

Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:35 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Sign: You won't beleive it

Replies: 6

Views: 1524

Sign: You won't beleive it

The red lettering shows distortion / refraction when passing 'under' the liquid effect of the grey.

The whole thing is cut vinyl, and it took less than 3 hours from concept to completion.

Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:31 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: audio car

Replies: 21

Views: 5446

vehicle graphics: audio car

Okay, not that old, just over 2 years, but I've been tied up on samey samey contract work for ages, and haven't really had time to let the creative juices flow as much as I would like, So here's one I made earlier. The entire job is reflective vinyl (with the exception of the black). The chain detai...

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: factory signage: Vaughan Dent

Replies: 15

Views: 4159

If I can add my tuppence worth... Nice sign. I don't use Signlab (too tight), but for anyone using CorelDraw this effect can be achieved using CorelTrace, and the Woodcut trace option. Import a greyscale photo (You may have to enlarge the original image somewhat), then play around with the settings ...

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how can i get a see thru look and a mirror effect?

Replies: 8

Views: 2897

Or you could try National Window Films, just down the M62 in Whitwood, Castleford.

0800 3167788 or www.nationalwindowfilms.co.uk

(I'm doing them a new premises sign this week)
:D
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