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Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Gavin MacMillan!

Replies: 14

Views: 1557

Happy Birthday Gavin.

An itch? not the best present you could wish for! :D

Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Watch live FreeView streams on your PC

Replies: 15

Views: 2338

Dave Rowland wrote:what about watch 4od on youtube?

Any chance of an English translation? :D

Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Watch live FreeView streams on your PC

Replies: 15

Views: 2338

Morning Earl. It's an in-country question. Our licensing regulations are that if you have any equipment capable of receiving TV programmes, then you need a licence for those premises. So, the question is, if my iPhone is in my pocket whilst at work, do I need a licence for my office? Take a look at ...

Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Watch live FreeView streams on your PC

Replies: 15

Views: 2338

You can get it on an iPhone too.

http://www.tvcatchup.com/iphone

I wondered about licensing issue too. Not enough to call the TV Licensing Authority though. :D

Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Groundhog Day

Replies: 10

Views: 1349

Re: Groundhog Day

took some pix to show John and Jenny that they did not miss much. Nah, it's had the opposite effect. I think it's great. I love small town America. Main Street still full of small locally owned businesses. You can still generally park right outside, Everybody you meet is so friendly - sit outside a...

Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: problems with application tape. vinyl keeps coming off.

Replies: 46

Views: 6357

Phill wrote:The crack is internal

Anybody been wiping the screen whilst wearing a diamond ring?

An old favourite from my days in the trade. :D

Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Recommend a Vinyl that could be used as a mask for spraying?

Replies: 3

Views: 609

Lynn wrote:Patrick, most suppliers do a paint mask vinyl

:yes1:

Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 01 02 2010

Replies: 19

Views: 2303

I have to go thru Punxsutawney later today. Say "Hi" to Phil for me. I saw a sign saying Punxatawney 30 miles, but it was off-route and we hadn't got the time to go. I regret it now. There's probably bugger all there, but it would have been cool to have a photo standing next to the sign. ...

Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Needing recommendation on reflective vinyl?

Replies: 22

Views: 3629

That's interesting.

Perhaps we'll give it a go when next we need to order reflective. :D

Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Needing recommendation on reflective vinyl?

Replies: 22

Views: 3629

We've not tried the latest Oracal or 3M offerings, but our weapon of choice, for decent quality work, is the 5R series from Allprint Supplies.

Sticks well and, most importantly, is fairly conformable. Nice to work with.

Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: why does it never rain but pour?

Replies: 11

Views: 1802

And there was me thinking I'd had a bad day. Our heating boiler packed up last week and the plumber came around to replace it yesterday. It took him from 8.00am until 5.15pm, so there was me stuck in the office for most of that time freezing my bits off. It wouldn't have been so bad if I could have ...

Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ***Important Message for Nigel Hindley***

Replies: 14

Views: 2482

matty goodwin wrote:Is John Childs the 'Dad' on shameles?

We might share some characteristics Matt.

Why you ask? :D :D :D

Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mobile phone advice please any one have the HTC HD2

Replies: 12

Views: 1339

Robert Lambie wrote:You will go to the bad fire Mr Childs!

Moi? Surely not.

I help people not to make wrong phone decisions.

I am the saviour. (angel)

Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mobile phone advice please any one have the HTC HD2

Replies: 12

Views: 1339

Why settle for second best when you can have the real thing? :P

Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: why does it never rain but pour?

Replies: 11

Views: 1802

Hope you didn't buy a lottery ticket. :D

Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Everyone from Nova Scotia

Replies: 10

Views: 1450

Welcome dd. :D

Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:58 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Desgin a logo help

Replies: 36

Views: 9488

John Childs wrote:Most good corporate image manuals that I get to see have a monochrome option.

I can't lay my hands on the Virgin Media manual this morning, but here's one example........

Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:57 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Desgin a logo help

Replies: 36

Views: 9488

Most good corporate image manuals that I get to see have a monochrome option.

If only to engrave on the brass plate outside their registered office. :D

Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hall of Shame

Replies: 16

Views: 4950

But the bright side is that the money you get from these jobs is just as valid as the money that comes from posh jobs, right? Absolutely correct Otto. And in some ways it's better money because it's easier to earn. There's no messing about, and no customer walking around it afterwards trying to pic...

Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:14 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: The new iPad, anyone buying one?

Replies: 33

Views: 12591

Jason Davies wrote:Hi John, I'm starting to learn that it's probably best not to run everything past my wife.

Take a tip from the Master........

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission.

That philosophy has stood me in good stead for many years. :D

Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What is the firmest wood or alternative?

Replies: 25

Views: 2485

18mm minimum MDF with a glass top. :D

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:46 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hall of Shame

Replies: 16

Views: 4950

Hall of Shame

After looking at some of the good work from Warren and Marcella, I thought it only right that I should post up some of ours, so here's one we did this morning. I asked the fitter what it was like to apply the vinyl and he said that it sticks in most places. :D Fair's fair though, the customer knows ...

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:12 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: The new iPad, anyone buying one?

Replies: 33

Views: 12591

Dave Rowland wrote:mobile networks running at broadband speed

Not around here. Not by a long chalk. I try not to use the mobile network because it is just too painful an experience.

I know of at least two pubs around here where there is no phone signal at all, much less a useable data connection. :(

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:08 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Rasterlink V Shiraz V6

Replies: 26

Views: 12608

My experience is that RasterLink is better than Shiraz on gradients.

Although Shiraz may be the cleverer RIP, we never used a fraction of it's functions.

RasterLink is a lot more user friendly and, for that reason, we will continue to use it.

Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:44 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: The new iPad, anyone buying one?

Replies: 33

Views: 12591

OwenTaylor wrote:Is that a small man or a really big iphone?

One pundit did comment that it looked like an iPhone for people with impaired vision. :D

Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:07 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: The new iPad, anyone buying one?

Replies: 33

Views: 12591

I'm not sure about it. It seems to be aimed at the consumer market by being focussed heavily on music, books, video etc. Sure, some will consider the larger screen to be handy for video, but if I'm going to watch a film I want it on at least 42 inches. Music, well it won't do anything that an iPhone...

Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W. Beard: work assortment

Replies: 34

Views: 24311

I recognise a couple too.

All good work Warren, and a credit to you.

Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ***Important Message for Nigel Hindley***

Replies: 14

Views: 2482

Yeah, but Shameless was on last night. :D

Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Re-filling gold text on engraved marble

Replies: 14

Views: 13028

Well, that's the paint sorted, but where the hell do you buy a cuttlefish bone? :-?

Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: No wonder this country is in a mess!

Replies: 21

Views: 2005

It's the government mate.

They can't get anything right. :(

Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:23 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: which software would be suitable for long term use

Replies: 9

Views: 2237

That's my understanding Peter. Impact eps files are full size, and ai one are 1:20 scale.

Anybody working in Illustrator needs a copy of CADtools. https://www.hotdoor.com One of it's many tricks is one that does all the scaling stuff for you. You don't know that you are working to scale.

Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm back.

Replies: 23

Views: 1824

Best wishes Jill. :D

Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:08 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Fitted panel prints on a Vauxhall Movano

Replies: 2

Views: 1466

No problem John.

Just do it as you would a Transit.

Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign show at NEC in April

Replies: 6

Views: 853

If UKSB have a particular day on which they attend could someone let us knowol1: Usually the middle day - Wednesday. There'll be a post up sometime with hotel and evening entertainment suggestions. If Rob does it, it'll be later. If Peter Normington, then sooner. Wot? (spin) Shane, I have no idea w...

Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tesco offering embroidered schoolwear?

Replies: 39

Views: 5008

Choice of product? I would beg to differ. If I need to buy, say, a new jacket or pair of trousers, I go to Leicester and search the high street, but can't find anything I like. What do I do then? It's no good going to Northampton or Peterborough because they have just the same shops selling the same...

Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign show at NEC in April

Replies: 6

Views: 853

The major benefit is that you get to meet all of us. Seriously, I wouldn't make a major purchase decision on the strength of a hurried, rushed and crowded demo at the NEC. Fair enough, have a quick glance around to see what's available, but just use it to make a short list of stuff you are intereste...

Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a day

Replies: 16

Views: 1583

That all goes to reinforce the opinion I had of you Shane, that you're a really nice guy.

Me? I'd have batted the engineer for sure, and probably disposed of the body in the bottom of one of his post holes. :evil:

Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tesco offering embroidered schoolwear?

Replies: 39

Views: 5008

the farmers that make most money sell to the biggest buyers. True. But the farmers that sell to the biggest buyers are the biggest growers. And they only make more money because they are dealing in bigger volumes. So yes, their profits are higher in absolute terms, but they will be considerably low...

Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from London

Replies: 7

Views: 1014

Hi Enatom.

Good luck. :D

Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:02 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Problem with Plotting Speed for Mutoh SC1000

Replies: 5

Views: 3134

OK. Well, I don't know whether you can adjust that speed in your particular plotter but, if not, try to lower the acceleration. Some plotters have a command for that in their set-up menus. If so, lower it as far as it will go. If there's no specific acceleration setting, look for a quality one and s...

Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Problem with Plotting Speed for Mutoh SC1000

Replies: 5

Views: 3134

How does it stall the machine?

If it's because it can't unroll the vinyl fast enough, then just manually unroll enough before you start cutting.

Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:16 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: sign fabrication: marina quay

Replies: 25

Views: 8474

Nice work Mike.

Thanks for sharing.

Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do customers think you're daft?

Replies: 26

Views: 2618

I've never cut lettering by hand, but did plenty of logos in the early days.

Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:47 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a special material required for aircraft graphics

Replies: 14

Views: 2935

Interesting site Peter. Thanks.

This "customer" is renovating an old plane and knows exactly what he doesn't want. Unfortunately he doesn't know what he DOES want. :(

I can see this job becoming far more aggravation than it is worth, so I'm going to sidestep it. :D

Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday Niknax!

Replies: 22

Views: 1378

Many happy returns Nik. :D

Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone give me some advise with the JV33 please

Replies: 11

Views: 1416

Should I go for the larger cutter 160 as well or should I stick with the 130. Other than the obvious warranty of the cutter, is there any major reason to have a cutter 1.6 wide. Only you can answer that one Adam, based on the work you are likely to be asked to do, and bearing in mind the space you ...

Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:29 am

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: setting multiple points with co-ordinates

Replies: 5

Views: 1576

Phill wrote:Only problem is that the photographs often end up distorted

Take the photo from as far away as possible, using as long a lens as you can to reduce the distortion.

Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Client Penny Wise, Pound Foolish, or just Plain Foolish?

Replies: 8

Views: 910

Yeah, things like that happen regularly to us Gert.

And it's always a pleasure when it comes back to bite them. :D

Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:42 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone give me some advise with the JV33 please

Replies: 11

Views: 1416

Most, if not all, of our head replacements on the JV3 were due to strikes. I'll put my hands up and admit that maybe some of them were our fault, but certainly not all. I stood there and watched it do it one day, it had printed metres with no problem, the vinyl was running through nicely, then whack...

Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:46 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone give me some advise with the JV33 please

Replies: 11

Views: 1416

Like Dave says, a JV33 print head will be more expensive but, on the upside, there is only one of them rather than four. Also, if you do have to change it, then it is new for all colours, rather than just the one with the JV3. I also think that you will replace heads less often on the JV33 because t...

Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: which software would be suitable for long term use

Replies: 9

Views: 2237

I've never found anything I couldn't do with Illustrator, so why put yourself through the pain of learning something new?

Also, Illustrator will open most files that you are likely to be sent by clients.

Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: can anyone give me some advise with the JV33 please

Replies: 11

Views: 1416

Two major benefits are:- 1. Different (single head) design runs a lot cleaner than the JV3 resulting in much less routine maintenance. It also makes cleaning a more pleasant job. 2. When used in four colour mode, it uses only one cartridge of any colour at a time, before switching automatically to t...

Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: are these file formats suitable for printing?

Replies: 16

Views: 2683

Illustrator to eps. :D

Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What vinyl to use for rear end of Transit?

Replies: 5

Views: 970

The back of a Transit looks harmless, but those little swages around the bottom of where the window glass would be, can be tricky little b@stards. If it was for a customer I'd use at least a good cast, if not a proper wrap material. In your case though, being your own vehicle, fixing any problems wo...

Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:22 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: is there a special material required for aircraft graphics

Replies: 14

Views: 2935

I got one now. :D

The customer is going to paint the numbers on, so just needs stencils from me, but does anyone know if there is a compulsory font for the registration letters?

Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Time to up our game........or not!!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 958

no frill horse poop too. Which reminds me of a story that a friend's mother told me years ago. At the time she worked in a the classified ads section of our local evening paper, and it was her job to proof-read and to ensure that whatever they printed was appropriate. She swore that she had no idea...

Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Time to up our game........or not!!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 958

I think that's one of mine.

What's wrong with it Neil? :D

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What a day

Replies: 16

Views: 1583

Jillbeans wrote:You should have told the guy you are a certified PHD.
(post hole digger)

I like that Jill. :D

I was told that PHD was what vets had after their names. It stood for Pussycats, Horses and Dogs.


My sympathy Shane. :(

Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Our snow all disappeared yesterday.

Lashing it down with rain now. :(

Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What did you want to be when you were older?

Replies: 23

Views: 2533

I never gave much thought as to what I wanted to be. Although there was never any pressure, I think it was always assumed that I would go into the family business in the motor trade. I wasn't totally against that idea, but wasn't having anything of only getting the job just because I was the boss's ...

Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do customers think you're daft?

Replies: 26

Views: 2618

Well……………….. I'm not sure that they think we're daft, in most cases I think that they genuinely don't have a clue what's involved. Then all they have to go on is what their mates tell them, or what they find on the internet. I had a bloke tell me once that we were too dear for a batch of stickers be...

Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fitting Flat Cut Lettering

Replies: 2

Views: 550

Use longer screws and pack them out with something.

Maybe cut down another connector and use that.

Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone know why this vinyl is flaking & peeling off

Replies: 37

Views: 5573

Well, above the windscreen is the most difficult place to apply vinyl, having to lean from one side or the other, and stretch towards the middle

Could it be that these decals just aren't being applied with the same pressure that the rest of the graphics get?

:peek:

Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday to me.......

Replies: 26

Views: 1613

Chris Wool wrote:only reason i remembered John as its the same as mine

A happy belated to you too then Chris. :D

Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone going to the Trade Only National Show?

Replies: 2

Views: 554

Unless something more important crops up here, then I might well take a trip up.

Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday to me.......

Replies: 26

Views: 1613

Peter Normington wrote:Happy Birthday Neil, and John.
you may just have hit the century between you!

:shutup:


:D :D :D

Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday to me.......

Replies: 26

Views: 1613

Chris Wool wrote:and happy birthday to john childs think it was the 9th or was i thinking of something else.

Correct. Good memory Chris.

but I was trying to keep it quiet.

:D :D :D

Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Washington UK

Replies: 13

Views: 1490

Hi Colin.

Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Birthday to me.......

Replies: 26

Views: 1613

Happy Birthday Neil. :P

Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Gwaredd Steele wrote:We get nothing down here compared to the Jocks, so I tend to listen to them regarding snow :lol1:

Maybe.

but I'd never admit it. :D

Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Phill wrote:Whereas Rob is a rough and tough Jock

That's where you blew it Phill.

I was believing you up until that point. :D

Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: At last - Climate change - the truth?

Replies: 100

Views: 21056

How about replacing the propellors with jet engines?

That will speed up the earth's rotation and, with the CO2 they generat, will help warm it up as well.

Simples.

Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from southampton

Replies: 10

Views: 1420

Hiya Philip.

:welcome:

Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: God its Hot

Replies: 15

Views: 1425

Shane Drew wrote:sent your convicts to a land with warmer weather :)

And spiders.
And snakes.
And sharks.

:D :D :D

Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: God its Hot

Replies: 15

Views: 1425

Re: God its Hot

Jason Xuereb wrote:43 degrees today.

Bog off Jason. :D

Although, to be fair, I'd rather deal with our temperatures than yours.

Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'd appreciate your help

Replies: 11

Views: 1181

do you have heated fitting bays rob? I guess there is a running cost to that too. We have heat in our fitting bay. We have a row of infra-reds down both sides to heatup the sides of vans. That's usually enough but, today, we've got the 17kW gas blower going as well. As Rob says, it does slow things...

Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Designer Errors

Replies: 7

Views: 932

..and the fees they are charging makes me gasp. I know what you mean Shane, but fair's fair. They're only charging what they can get away with, which is something that we are always saying we should do. If they can do it, then good luck to them. In the first example I gave above, the client was cha...

Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northampton!!

Replies: 13

Views: 1602

Hello Matt. :D

If anyone does need a freelance vinyl fitter in the Northampton area then I can recommend Matt's work. We had a rather large contract in 2008 and his help was invaluable.

Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:16 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network cabling setup - advice needed please

Replies: 15

Views: 5687

Can you mail me the map also please Dave.

Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network cabling setup - advice needed please

Replies: 15

Views: 5687

I don't honestly know Andy. I'm no expert. I just set up our server according to the book that came with it. In there various configuration options were shown and in every case, except one, it said that the router should issue DHCP IP addresses. The exception was when you have the router connected t...

Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Designer Errors

Replies: 7

Views: 932

Then there was the designer who insisted that the angle of the stripe on a clients stationery and vans was two degrees to the horizontal. He insisted that that two degrees was of paramount importance to the design philosophy and must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to vary. They even sent u...

Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Graphic Designer Errors

Replies: 7

Views: 932

That's not like you Shane. Picking on graphic designers. Cheap shot at an easy target. :D No pictures because it was a long time ago, before computer generated drawings, when they were still done by hand and posted to clients, but we had a case where the rear door handle on a Transit got in the way ...

Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:38 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Network cabling setup - advice needed please

Replies: 15

Views: 5687

Morning Andy. I've recently put in a proper server, after some years of using a NAS drive to store files. We are all Apple kit, but I don't think that makes much difference with regard to network layout. Anyway, your proposed system looks pretty much like what we have, so I don't see that you'll hav...

Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Co Durham.

Replies: 12

Views: 1585

Hiya Ross. :welcome:

Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:06 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i resolve the time waster??

Replies: 25

Views: 3035

Morning Peter. Yes, I do find that most people know what they want, but they are easy and quick to deal with, and rarely fall into the "time-waster" category. It's the ones that don't know that can cause problems - if you let them. My procedure for a sort of pro-forma (although I'd never t...

Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i resolve the time waster??

Replies: 25

Views: 3035

If you wanted a new kitchen, would you expect to pay for the layout plan before they designed it? Peter, maybe not an exact comparison. With a kitchen, I would expect to know what layout I wanted before I went anywhere near a kitchen shop. And no, I wouldn't expect to pay for the plan. But that's s...

Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:34 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec FC4100-130 : Where to get blades

Replies: 18

Views: 7174

Edward Mathias.

Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: How do you heat your workplace?? and versacamm sp540i ?

Replies: 8

Views: 1562

Consider infra-red heaters. Plenty of them, because they are not expensive. They don't heat the air, only what they hit. So......... 1. No problem wasting heat in high buildings. 2. Individually switch them and you only need to heat the areas you are actually working in at the moment. 3. They are fa...

Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

That first one looked a bit like an Audi. *rofl*

Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to work today?

Replies: 43

Views: 5181

Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:Ooooooohh!!! John got an i phone for xmas :lol1:

Nah.

Got one on release day. On my third one now.

I love my gadgets. :D

Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to work today?

Replies: 43

Views: 5181

Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:but it starts on the 13th :D

Not for me it doesn't. :D

I'm using "Days Until" on my iPhone.

Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:41 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i resolve the time waster??

Replies: 25

Views: 3035

The first one is easy Soyeb. You do sixteen jobs at once, don't worry about the slow decider, and when he eventually does get back with an order then YOU tell HIM when you can do it. That will be straight away if you're not busy, and sometime next week, or later, if you are. Vans are a bit different...

Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to work today?

Replies: 43

Views: 5181

Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:112 Days to Sign UK :D

Are you sure?

I make it 99 days to April 14th. :D

Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to work today?

Replies: 43

Views: 5181

Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:353 Days to Christmas :-?

Better get the sprouts on to simmer then. :D

Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Back to work today?

Replies: 43

Views: 5181

We started back yesterday.

Straight into the old routine and it's already like we never had the break. :(

Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

See you and Peter are only half right. The braking ability of 4wd is no better than 2wd but the traction is undoubtably better. Isn't that what I said above? but 4wd vehicles have superior traction over 2wd, it follows that 4wd is superior in the snow. Half right. They are only better when they hav...

Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

No. It was because they could get off the line, and accelerate out of the corners, so much faster than anyone else.

Although having Hannu Mikkola, who was probably the best rally driver in the world at the time, couldn't have hurt any. :D

Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:36 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: box luton wrap cold weather

Replies: 8

Views: 2288

-Colin- wrote:Heating up from the inside may be a good way of doing it

But not if it's insulated. :D

Inside heating helps in single skin vans, but I think it would take a lot of heat and a long time before it made much difference through a box van with walls of, what, three quarters of an inch thick?

Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Just to clarify...... Four wheel drive does NOT improve grip. Two or four, you only have the same amount of rubber in contact with the snow. When you are sliding sideways towards the hedge it makes no difference how many of them are driven, your car is at the mercy of Newton's Laws regarding inertia...

Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:11 pm

Forum: Corel Software

Topic: box luton wrap cold weather

Replies: 8

Views: 2288

Not ideal circumstances Colin.

The only advice I can give is to get as much heat on it as you can.

Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:03 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thanks

Replies: 16

Views: 1491

Shane Drew wrote:The wife insists that I take her over for a show to meet you lot, which I've readily agreed to, so the savings are on as I type.

WooHoo. :cheer: Your room is always available. :D


And thank you for your kind words.

Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:20 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Cutter problem in Vista Home

Replies: 2

Views: 1966

Glad your sorted Geraint.

I couldn't help because I know nothing about Rabbits, PCs, or Artcut. :D

Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Jillbeans wrote:Nice backdrop there John and Jenny!

I wondered if you would recognise it. :D

I would imagine that the road past your house could be a bit exciting with snow on the ground.

Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Jillbeans wrote:And I am stuck at home because my 4WD decided to go on vacation.

Where's the 4WD gone then Jill?

Somewhere warm? :D

Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snow snow thick thick snow

Replies: 171

Views: 30095

Re: Snow snow thick thick snow

What's the snow like where you are? Wot snow? :D We had quite a bit before Christmas but, apart from a few light flurries, most recently this morning, nothing to worry about. The stuff we had on the ground disappeared very soon after Christmas, and there's been nothing on the ground for a few days ...

Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy New year! UKSB - (official thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 2942

Yup. A happy and prosperous new year to all my friends on UKSB. :D

Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thanks

Replies: 16

Views: 1491

Well, it's 2010 here now, but a bit too early to tell if it's going to be any better than 2009. Plus, I'm too p1ssed to be able to tell the difference. As stated, a high point was meeting Shane for SignUK, plus getting to see Jill in her native habitat. That was a hell of a holiday, and one I'd like...

Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Thanks

Replies: 16

Views: 1491

Shane Drew wrote:1:05am here in Brisbane

Ah! You'll be able to tell us then.

Is 2010 any better than 2009 was?

:D

Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Newcastle

Replies: 16

Views: 1921

'home cowboys' I think you have two types mixed up there John. Working from home is not in itself a problem, and very few object to that. Some fantastic stuff is turned out by people who do that, and because of that, and their professionalism and commitment to the industry, have earned the respect ...

Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:55 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Holiday Shutdown reminder (Solvent Printers)

Replies: 13

Views: 3301

Robert Lambie wrote:You should all be working through the holidays anyway... like me!

Up yours Lambie. :tongue:

:D :D :D

Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:44 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Holiday Shutdown reminder (Solvent Printers)

Replies: 13

Views: 3301

Did ours yesterday - no problem. :D

Mind you, the JV33 seems to be much more tolerant of neglect than the JV3.

Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Slough, Berkshire

Replies: 7

Views: 1029

Hiya Raj. :D

Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advice on Netbooks

Replies: 12

Views: 2351

Robert Lambie wrote:not all of us are Mr Magoo though John...

No. But you will be if you stare at small screens for too long.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it you having a pop at Dave Rowland the other day for trying to do stuff on his phone? This isn't much better. :D

Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advice on Netbooks

Replies: 12

Views: 2351

Yeah but, no but......

The poor girl's got to do her homework on it too.

On a 10" screen?

Better book her into Specsavers at the same time then. :D

Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advice on Netbooks

Replies: 12

Views: 2351

Re: Advice on Netbooks

Marcella wrote:purely homework and storing music and photos and surfing the net!

I appreciate that the budget may be a problem but, if you can run to it, a MacBook 13" would be ideal for those jobs.

:peek:

Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

perhaps mac is diferent? Don't think so Peter. Although perhaps Dave could make a comment on that. Anyway, it's not me and my Macs complaining. It's Kevin with the speed problem. :D Although, on a practical level, I just wouldn't want to scroll up and down a four yard list of fonts which I will nev...

Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

why should that be a problem? For the reasons Dave mentioned above. They all take up memory, and time to open every time you open up an application. I don't doubt your assertions, but I don't understand why you don't get speed problems. Certainly I would, even with my meagre stock of four thousand ...

Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

Peter Normington wrote:I have about 10,000 fonts installed. I dont think they slow my pc down, whats the advantage with a font manager?

Do you mean that you have 10,000 fonts on your hard drive, or 10,000 fonts active?

Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

Thanks for the clarification Dave. I understand now. So PCs can't do the automatic font opening trick likes Macs can. I didn't know that. But surely, if you know what font you want (which we normally do), even on a PC it is still possible to activate that with a font manager before opening a documen...

Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

problem with macs the font management is much improved even with tools, in windows it has to have all fonts installed for it to behave correctly... we have about 2000 fonts installed and nothing much on the PC for the designers, XP has no problems (?) Sorry Dave. I'm not sure I understand what you ...

Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Far too many fonts now slowing My Laptop down

Replies: 17

Views: 2407

You need a font manager so that you can keep the fonts on your laptop, keep a basic set permanently installed, but only activate any others as they are required. We use FontAgent Pro, and find it excellent. It does a good job without being overcomplicated. They do a windows version too. http://www.i...

Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Xmas and a Happy New year

Replies: 25

Views: 3207

Season's greetings to you all. :D

And a big thanks to all on UKSB that have helped me out over the last year. Life would have been much more difficult without you.

Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Evil Councils latest scheme

Replies: 24

Views: 2179

I say its good...The guy across the street from me lets his engine run to warm it up on these cold mornings. This is at six in the morning, no consideration for anyone else the ignorant basta*d. Why can't people just get in and drive away thats what I manage to do. It doe's the engine no good at al...

Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:53 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Content filtering on new server

Replies: 6

Views: 2924

Andy Blackett wrote:Wish I had a webcam to catch the look on their faces when they get the "content blocked - contact your network administrator" error :rofl:

Priceless. *rofl*

Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:37 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple Air Book

Replies: 28

Views: 9965

Cheryl Smith wrote:is there not a corel for mac? Thats what I use mainly for vector stuff.

There used to be Cheryl, but not for about the last eight yearsl.

Unless you run it under emulation.

Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fastway Couriers - Scotland, gone bust!

Replies: 8

Views: 2426

I wouldn't knock Fastway because we've been using them almost since they started up in this country. I was initially dubious about buying the tickets up front, but went ahead anyway, and was glad I did because we have had a good service at a cheap price for some years. Sure, sometimes things went wr...

Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:16 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple Air Book

Replies: 28

Views: 9965

David_Evans wrote:Definately a joy to work with, just no uksb toolbar!

The toolbar did work Dave, it just stopped with the OS 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade.

I hope that an updated toolbar will work, and am just waiting for one to appear.

It's a small price to pay though, isn't it? :D

Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "Show us your".... Dog!

Replies: 187

Views: 31355

Lorraine Clinch wrote:That's a big dog John. :lol1:

No bigger than Peter and Lynn's hounds. :D

Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What do you think of the new handy laminators???

Replies: 16

Views: 4542

This is the original........I http://www.bigsqueegee.com/ That's better. I still think I would only use one for applying app tape though, not lamination. (unless I was desperate and had no alternative) Still, it looks useful and, like most other gear, if it's used within it's limits, it would proba...

Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:44 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What do you think of the new handy laminators???

Replies: 16

Views: 4542

I saw these at Sign Ireland.......looked like 5mm Foamex with a felt edge.......so I used some scrap I had sitting around, cut various lengths to 120mm wide, chamfered the edge and glued some felt from a craft shop in place and they work really well for application tape and small lamination. Like t...

Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: What do you think of the new handy laminators???

Replies: 16

Views: 4542

We use something like that for cleaning water off vans before applying vinyl. :D

Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "Show us your".... Dog!

Replies: 187

Views: 31355

My little boy is growing up. :D

Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:39 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple Air Book

Replies: 28

Views: 9965

My new MacBook Pro 15" was delivered today. :D

Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:05 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

J. Makela wrote:I would certainly like to take a look at that article, but I don't see a button or link to send you a PM.. How else could I contact you?

You need to be a UKSB member before you can send a pm.

No problem though. It's on it's way to you. Let me know if it doesn't get there.

Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Christmas & happy New year!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1210

Yup. Merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year to you Dan, and to all other members of UKSB.

Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:21 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

And, as Adele has just reminded me, because it works on outlined type, it's not limited to text.

The technique can be used on any vector outline. :D

Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:17 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

Martin Grimmer wrote:PM safely received - that is excellent - appreciated.

That's odd. I just received......

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.


Anyway, as long as you got it. :D

Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:56 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

Lee, this screen grab from the article might explain my reply to your post a bit better. The image on the right is what you get if you just type text on a curve. The one on the left is what can be achieved using the magazine method.. The smaller the radius of the curve, and the fewer the number of l...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:18 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

Martin Grimmer wrote:Any chance you can ping me the article as well

No problem Martin.

PM me your email addy.

Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:23 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

If you place a path around where you want the text to go and then select the text tool, when you go near the path, the text tool cursor should automatically select the path. Then you get some options of how to place the text. Yes, it does Lee. The problem is that, depending on the radius of the cur...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It's snowing!!!!

Replies: 33

Views: 3079

Well, I was wrong. We're getting quite a bit more snow this morning.

Cars are still moving though, so I'll wait for a while before finding an excuse to go into town. :D

Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:13 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

Morning Adele.

I have found the article. It was published in MacUser back in January 2001.

It was written for Illustrator 9, which was the current version at the time, but works with CS3. I know because I used it last week.

Anyways, I've scanned the pages, and an email is on it's way to you.

Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: iPhone advice please

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

can you seriously see you sitting in a cafe typing up quotes, a letter, or perhaps designing in photoshop or signlab? mobile phones have many great uses, the main ones being contact. phone/emails/quick-internet referencing etc but not actually "working from". at least not for me anyway......

Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:34 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Is it possible to print on to laminate film??

Replies: 15

Views: 2589

I think i'm confusing my question here so to simplify I want a printable clear vinyl to go on to an unprintable vinyl such as mirror, chrome, reflective, and so on which isn't directly printable, without leaving any residue marks. :roll: Speak to suppliers. Certainly you can get printable reflectiv...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:14 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Is it possible to print on to laminate film??

Replies: 15

Views: 2589

I'm not sure why you get glue marks Stuart.

We print onto reflective for rear safety markings, then laminate it, with no problem.

We have also printed onto laminate in the past, again with no adverse effects.

Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It's snowing!!!!

Replies: 33

Views: 3079

I was referring to why you want to drive in deep snow, rather than to why we don't get it anymore. Oh, right. Sorry for the misunderstanding. It's just fun. Top Gear style heroics at a safe low speed, if you like. I just enjoy trying to control a vehicle, especially a big heavy one, in adverse circ...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: iPhone advice please

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

You're all mad. The iPhone is the tool. :D Although I would the the first to admit that it helps a lot if you are Apple based in the first place. However, I'll say no more about it, other than to suggest that you speak to Mr. Mindham, a previously steadfast PC user who, having seen what I can do, is...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:34 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Replies: 14

Views: 5708

Re: Fitting object to curves in cs3

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this? Yes, I can. :D It involves the brush tool, but I don't think I can explain it in words here. I use a technique that was published in a magazine some years ago. If you can let me have your fax number, I'll send a copy of the article over to you. ...

Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:16 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It's snowing!!!!

Replies: 33

Views: 3079

pourquoi? I don't knows Peter. Global warming maybe. Talk to Phill :D All I know is that, forty or more years ago, we used to get snowfall so that people couldn't get up the hill in the next village. As a twelve year old in a Land Rover I made a fortune pulling them up at ten shillings each. The po...

Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It's snowing!!!!

Replies: 33

Views: 3079

Marcella wrote:I want to take the dog out in deep snow!!!!!

I want to take my Range Rover out in deep snow. :D

Although we never seem to get much nowadays. :(

Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My new shop sign.

Replies: 38

Views: 7507

Jillbeans wrote:It's loosely based on an old 1950s motel sign I used to like.

Late 1950s is the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it.

I seem to remember that some cinema adverts of that period used a similar style too.

Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:17 am

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: Mimaki CG 60 SR problem!

Replies: 1

Views: 2488

Morning Boxer, and welcome to the forum. You might like to make a post in the "welcome" section. I'm sure that you appreciate that we get many different types of people, with different motives, on here, and it helps to elicit a response if we have an idea of whom we are helping. Anyways, b...

Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: My new shop sign.

Replies: 38

Views: 7507

Great.

I won't miss you and drive straight past next time. :D

I like it.

Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: At last - Climate change - the truth?

Replies: 100

Views: 21056

I thought they (Britain) were like most other western nations in that they are technically Bankrupt. Not yet Mike. But heading that way rapidly. We're up to our ears in debt, but Gordon Brown keeps throwing money down the drain like a compulsive gambler at the roulette table, convinced that the nex...

Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: can anyone advise on printing with non genuine Mimaki inks?

Replies: 9

Views: 5238

Panos Zourdos wrote:we don't have the service John has!

I'm sorry to hear that Panos.

You only have to read on here about the problems that can happen with printers to realise that a good service is very valuable indeed.

Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: At last - Climate change - the truth?

Replies: 100

Views: 21056

Peter Normington wrote:OK lets put it this way, Gorden Brown has just promised billions to third world countries to help them reduce their emmisions, but we still rely on charity to run our terminal care hospice's and thing like the RNLI
somethings not right is it?

I totally agree.

Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:35 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Window vinyl problems

Replies: 23

Views: 3023

When I started 'doing signs', I did a window three times because of the presence of milkyness, then gave up and let the chap have the job for nowt. I drove past a couple of weeks after fitting and it was perfect, all the milkyness had gone *rofl* Thanks Gareth. That made me laugh. :D And it's nice ...

Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Leeds

Replies: 10

Views: 1473

Hiya Frank. :D

Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: P. Humble : Various Sign Work

Replies: 20

Views: 4406

Good stuff Paul. :D

Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:48 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: text around object help

Replies: 49

Views: 17975

I like that Harry. :D

I think I'd better take a back seat and leave it to the experts. :(

Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:53 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: text around object help

Replies: 49

Views: 17975

This is annoying me now! :(

Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplying to the USA

Replies: 5

Views: 768

You should definitely check, but I don't think that VAT is charged on anything for export.

It's been a long time since we exported to anywhere other than Ireland, but that has no VAT added.

Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: At last - Climate change - the truth?

Replies: 100

Views: 21056

Martin Oxenham wrote:When did you last see a monkey flying a jet ?.

On my last trip from Washington I think.

An old lady had to ask whether we had landed, or been shot down. :D

Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:16 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: text around object help

Replies: 49

Views: 17975

Another obvious one i'm afraid.

I'm not much good at this either. :(

Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:37 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: text around object help

Replies: 49

Views: 17975

A starting point maybe?

I've distorted the letters to reduce the horrible big gaps around the outside that you normally get by just typing text on a curve.

Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:40 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: VAT registration-is it worth doing?

Replies: 38

Views: 7483

Lorraine, VAT needn't be a pain. All it takes is a reasonably well set up accounting programme with separate accounts for the different types of purchase and sale. Entering figures in the correct accounts soon becomes second nature and is no problem. That would automatically take care of your buying...

Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:20 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: VAT registration-is it worth doing?

Replies: 38

Views: 7483

I concur with my learned colleague from Livingston.

Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm one proud dad :)

Replies: 24

Views: 2425

Well done Tiffani. :D

Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:40 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saying bye bye

Replies: 29

Views: 4040

Hiya Fredrik.

It's been a long time, but it's good to see you back. :D

Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:58 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What type of vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1006

Ruari….. Monomeric calendered 3/5yr. Short term use. Indoor usually, but outside for very limited life. Polymeric calendared 5/7yr. Medium term outdoor use. On vehicles for flat panel work, and maybe on curves, but only simple straight ones where it can be fed in without stretching. Cast 7/10yr. Any...

Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bogus Customer Alert!

Replies: 5

Views: 3402

I don't understand why, if he wants to pay by credit card, he needs your bank details.

It's the other way round - you need his card info.

Employ the bargepole. :D

Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:25 am

Forum: Ink Topics

Topic: Sign Trade inks

Replies: 3

Views: 1509

Mattias Pettersson wrote:not anybodey tryed this?

Not me.

OE inks only here.

Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:24 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What type of vinyl?

Replies: 6

Views: 1006

Any better quality calendered would do for that.

I'd use Avery 700 series.

Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:17 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: How to insert icon into internet browser?

Replies: 3

Views: 1341

Cheers Harry.

That might very well com in useful in the next few weeks. :D

Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What "Rules" do you have in your business

Replies: 7

Views: 1135

We have rules.

I just wish I could get them to abide by them. :(

Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:46 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs on your car

Replies: 51

Views: 11886

The very first van I did, in fact it's the reason I'm in this game at all, was for a local alarm company with a single van. Obviously it was always running around, and the owner came back some months later and told me that he had had several customers tell him that they chose him to do their work be...

Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: tiger woods

Replies: 12

Views: 1713

Its amazing how "important" Tiger is though. I was watching the BBC news which had literally just started. The news was about Iran or Dubai or some other big thing I cant remember. Suddenly, "we interrupt the news to go over to Florida Police for an important announcement". Tige...

Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:06 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Apple Air Book

Replies: 28

Views: 9965

Jason, I'd love to help you out, but I'm afraid that I can't even justify an Airbook for myself. I think that they are only any good for specialist use, like the person who does a lot of travelling, especially on public transport, where size and weight might be important features. My opinion is that...

Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:13 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Odd rolls of vinyl FREE

Replies: 7

Views: 1536

Martin wrote:Chris have you not got a local school or playgroup you could donate them to.

We do that Martin.

But there's only so much sticky back plastic that our village school can use, so we have to look for another outlet occasionally.

The same applies to roll cores.

Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:23 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interested in job lot of equipment

Replies: 28

Views: 3882

Neil Davey wrote:I'll see what I can do John

Great.

If you can do anything, just drop me a PM with how much I owe.

:D

Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:12 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Craddock: vehicle assortment

Replies: 25

Views: 6622

Nice work Phil. :D

Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:28 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interested in job lot of equipment

Replies: 28

Views: 3882

The original ones were made by Burtons biscuits, blackpool and slough, if memory serves me. one of those childhood things that were, or are not the same as they used to be, they were much bigger though when i was a lad, at least a foot across! Correct on every count. They used to come in unsealed e...

Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 40 amp blade fuses

Replies: 22

Views: 3576

You sure you got the right fuse? A fan wouldn't need forty amps.

Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:02 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: Content filtering on new server

Replies: 6

Views: 2924

It's a router issue rather than server. Our Netgear router does similar.

Coincidentaly, my weekend will be taken up by installing a new server. Mac in our case though. :D

Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:56 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interested in job lot of equipment

Replies: 28

Views: 3882

Harry Cleary wrote: (haven't had a Wagon Wheel in ages :( )

Neither have we. :(

But if I can get some, then you are all welcome to share.

not too many though!

Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:30 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Interested in job lot of equipment

Replies: 28

Views: 3882

Neil Davey wrote:Wagon Wheels too :D

Sorry for the hijack - but this is important. :D

Neil, Wagon Wheels are nigh on impossible to source around here. If Morrison's have run out, and they usually have, then there are none to be had.

Any chance of popping in to the factory and getting me a catering pack? :D

Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Women Drivers

Replies: 20

Views: 2753

:shutup:

Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:58 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4886

Karl Williams wrote:Hob nobs and Jammie Dodgers mate.

Wot? (oogle)


No Jaffa Cakes? :(

Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4886

Nice one Karl. Congratulations.

I notice that the votes are twelve to one in favour of a unit, so hopefully it will be the right decision for you.

Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:48 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: mac to pc file transfering help

Replies: 9

Views: 2242

One file is on it's way back to you John.

The text was already outlined, so no problem there. :D

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:51 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer & Laminator recomendations?

Replies: 24

Views: 4721

i know we have many favoring the two machine setup, printer and cutter, but ide imagine this a more expensive setup and i certainly am not convinced its better production wise. that maybe "my self preference" of course, but.... for years mimaki pushed pushed pushed the whole separate mach...

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:15 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: mac to pc file transfering help

Replies: 9

Views: 2242

If you want to mail me one of the files John, I'll open and re-save.

If that works I can do them all for you.

Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:49 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: At last - Climate change - the truth?

Replies: 100

Views: 21056

Peter Normington wrote:Time for a revolt? lets get all the old miners to march on downing street... :D

Or we could do the same as the French. Set fire to a few roundabouts.

Whilst I am not a great admirer of everything French, they do seem to get their voices heard.

Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4886

Karl Williams wrote:Come again? If I did I can't remember.

Well, you are getting on a bit now. :D

Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:50 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: RGB to vinyl match

Replies: 5

Views: 959

u cant match RGB to vinyl... That's true Dave, it's also like trying to match cmyk print to vinyl. Impossible in a lot of cases. But if I can show my customer a swatch in my Pantone book with those rgb values and a vinyl that's very close, then he'll likely go for it. The alternative is protracted ...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Shop or Industrial unit..What's your choice?

Replies: 48

Views: 4886

Well Karl, you've been here, so you know what I'm going to say, but it all depends on what you want to do, and who you want your customers to be. For instance, selling one-off T shirts and boy racer stickers, you need a shop front. On the other hand, livery on vans for large corporates, you need a u...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:08 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: RGB to vinyl match

Replies: 5

Views: 959

Dan Osterbery wrote:grafitack 266 series 200/300 is not to far away its a purpley blue?

That's great Dan. I think it will be close enough. Certainly better than anything I'd found.

Thanks for looking both. :D

Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: RGB to vinyl match

Replies: 5

Views: 959

RGB to vinyl match

Anyone got any vinyl suggestions to match RGB 56, 27, 127?

All contributions welcome. :D

Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:09 pm

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mimaki prints curling!!

Replies: 12

Views: 3901

Peter Normington wrote:It could also be if there is too much tension on the laminate through the laminator.
This can cause the laminate to stretch when applied, then it wants to return to its original size,

:yes1:

That's what I'd look at first.


And 4-5 hours outgassing isn't enough.

Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:25 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printer & Laminator recomendations?

Replies: 24

Views: 4721

I prefer to have separate printer and cutter. Sure, you might not have much work for a printer initially, but hopefully that will change, and you might find that having to wait for a print to finish before you can cut something will cause big bottlenecks in your production, and artificially limit yo...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Announcement...Just to let all my pals on Signboards know.

Replies: 56

Views: 5386

my mum has given me her wedding ring and it is being remade to go with the engagement one as we speak.... That's nice. I like to see things like that being passed down in the family. I was looking in a jeweller's shop in Bourton on the Water yesterday and, front and centre in the window display, wa...

Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Announcement...Just to let all my pals on Signboards know.

Replies: 56

Views: 5386

All organised and done in six weeks Cheryl? Seems like a bit of a rush. You pregnant? :D Seriously, I'm glad you're happy with your dress. My daughter is getting married next June and I'm struggling to come to terms with the planning and logistics involved in getting a frock made. I suggested that s...

Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:10 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Issues printing from PDF

Replies: 11

Views: 5191

Cheers Chris. I'll check it out. :D

Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A Bit Advice Needed

Replies: 13

Views: 1400

I'd drag it out of the way without a second thought.

They can squeal damage all they like, but they would have to prove that it was me that moved it, 'cos I'd deny all knowledge.

Sod 'em. :D

Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3000 free texts on vodafone

Replies: 9

Views: 1442

Graeme Harrold wrote:Question is who has the time to send 3000 texts.....

Apart from my children - nobody. :D

I don't use a fraction of the 500 I get with my contract. :(

Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HAPPY 60th LYNN!!!

Replies: 32

Views: 2287

Many Happy Returns Lynn. :P

Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:02 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Preventing signs fading for up to 7 years

Replies: 10

Views: 1333

If you can't get the colours from stock then, ignoring the custom made option because you're not going to need to buy the sort of amount that that entails, then you only have the print route. However, you could get some white vinyl flood coated by your local screen printer. Their inks are a lot more...

Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:43 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Preventing signs fading for up to 7 years

Replies: 10

Views: 1333

Hi Paul. You might want to consider the location, whether south facing, or not, but I would have thought that a good cast material, printed with good inks, and protected with a UV resistant laminate would be alright for seven years. It's going to fade, but it should stay within acceptable limits. Es...

Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:29 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Mirrored Silver Wrap Material

Replies: 11

Views: 3955

The legality issue is interesting.

There are folks out there (not me) who completely cover their motorcycles in chrome. The real stuff that is, not vinyl, and they don't seem to have a problem.

Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Portsmouth

Replies: 7

Views: 883

Hiya Sam. :D

Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi, im new from Ireland

Replies: 11

Views: 1398

Hiya Conor. :welcome:

Tell us a bit more about your background.

Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: CCTV Advice

Replies: 19

Views: 1901

Glenn Sharp wrote:what's the night vision like on something like that Mike?

It says on the spec - two metres. Put it near the ceiling and it will hardly reach the ground.

I think I need to spend more money on something better.

Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ok Friday again

Replies: 12

Views: 1121

Jillbeans wrote:My older son went bear hunting today though.

Catch one? :D

Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ok Friday again

Replies: 12

Views: 1121

Shane Drew wrote:How is the rain affecting you lot? They say on the news that you are having a once in a 1000 year floods?

Well, I'm fine, sitting here on top of my hill, but do feel very sorry for those who are suffering from flooding.

It must be heartbreaking to see your house disappear underwater. :(

Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you have any passiv income from youre business

Replies: 6

Views: 1059

Hi Simon. If I understand your definition correctly, the majority of our work is passive. For instance, twenty years ago I spent some considerable time winning a new client. Since then, their vans just keep rolling in here without any further sales or marketing effort on my behalf. Most of our custo...

Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:03 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Illustrator CS3 adding a white border to my EPS files...

Replies: 11

Views: 5496

Jon Marshall wrote:That's Illustrator for you, complete PITA. We're always getting files from designers that are a mess of clipping paths and extra white areas that are unrelated to the image.:

That ain't the software Jon, that's the designer.

And, yes, we get the same. :lol1:

Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Big Hello from Harrogate

Replies: 18

Views: 1791

Hiya Dave. :welcome:

Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:28 pm

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: Illustrator CS3 adding a white border to my EPS files...

Replies: 11

Views: 5496

What's happening is that your jpeg has a white border around it, therefore Illustrator assumes that it is supposed to be there, and acts accordingly.

As mentioned above - crop it out. I use Graphic Converter to do it.

Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Porsche something or other?

Replies: 13

Views: 3386

Beetle in drag. :D

Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Fifa=Football Is Fixed Anyway

Replies: 77

Views: 6297

Hugh Potter wrote:as you say, in rugby, the video ref is an exciting part,

Ditto American Football.

Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:17 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Looking for an Infrared IR Laser Non Contact Thermometer

Replies: 5

Views: 1714

I buy ours from a local model shop.

Apparently they are used for checking tyre temperatures on model racing cars.

They're not the best quality, but the readings are accurate enough, and they are cheap enough for the staff to abuse, break and lose.

Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing fades for vehicle graphics

Replies: 12

Views: 2556

Jillbeans wrote:As much as I absolutely HATE to recommend Avery


:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

:D

Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Printing fades for vehicle graphics

Replies: 12

Views: 2556

We're doing a similar job now.

The customer has obviously had this problem before though, because he told us to make the drop shadow a solid grey, instead of fading from black to white, as on his printed stationery.

Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Robert Horne & Europoint merger

Replies: 1

Views: 743

Yes Vic.

It's been in the pipeline for some time now.

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:07 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Anyone with a decent plotter??

Replies: 10

Views: 2146

Nicholas.Gormley wrote:You know what condition it is in or how old it is??

Nope.

I'll send you the contact details and you can ask. :D

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:02 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Anyone with a decent plotter??

Replies: 10

Views: 2146

I had someone in yesterday with a Graphtec FC2100-60A for sale. They were looking for about £300 for it.

Got to be better that going Chinese. :D

If that's of interest, let me know and I'll put you in touch.

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:35 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Curtain sider vinyls?

Replies: 5

Views: 998

When printing on the APA truck vinyl can it be laminated or sealed somehow? Sorry, didn't I make it clear? Yes, you can laminate and, in fact, I think it is compulsory because trucks get wiped down trees and all sorts of abuse, so a bare print won't last very long at all. I can't remember exactly w...

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not Another Londoner

Replies: 17

Views: 1907

Hiya Jonathan.

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Curtain sider vinyls?

Replies: 5

Views: 998

Richard Urquhart wrote:AH just read again not sure on printed but worth a call Rich (slow down)

We printed some APA about four years ago. I can't remember what laminate we put on it though.

Still looked good the last I saw it. :D

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virgin Media

Replies: 16

Views: 1363

Karl Williams wrote:Misleading though mate. People grew to trust Branson. Then we find he's only given them the rights to use his brand for a healthy cut of the profits.

Undoubtedly misleading mate.

Richard may be a prime example, but he's by no means the only practitioner of that art.

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virgin Media

Replies: 16

Views: 1363

It's a pity their service isn't as good as there image though. That's the whole point though Karl. Virgin Media is just the glossy front end slapped onto a merger of two troubled companies. Their service was never likely to be any better than the Telewest and NTL that still lurks in the background.

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virgin Media

Replies: 16

Views: 1363

Yes, but, the money they take off you all goes to a good cause. *rofl*

Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:15 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: New Plotter Today!

Replies: 21

Views: 7672

Robert Lambie wrote::lol1: that's great news jill... the cutter doing you proud, not the orgasm. :oops: :lol1:

I'm pleased for you Jill. Both for the plotter and the orgasm. :D

Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Virgin Media

Replies: 16

Views: 1363

John Gregson wrote:Sorry Paul - can't understand a word your saying :lol1: :lol1:

Cruel. :D

Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:53 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: windows 7 any good

Replies: 38

Views: 13641

Jason Davies wrote:Nice to see that they have once again copied much of MAC OS, shame its taken them so long.


Image

Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:23 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Wrapping Vinyl

Replies: 12

Views: 2206

Peter Munday wrote:I believe Grafytip needs heat when laminating.

It's not that it needs heat, just that heat just helps with application by lowering the initial tack. Without heat it's just like any other vinyl.

We use it all the time.

Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats Your Speciality

Replies: 13

Views: 1525

Well, apart from service then........

Vans is my thing. The more we do, the better I like it. :D

Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:40 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: deposit, design or , design, deposit???

Replies: 42

Views: 3318

I know it's only theory talk but some of the wealthiest men I've dealt with have looked like tramps. It's the smart bstrds you have to be careful of. :wink: Not theory at all Karl. My old Dad always taught me that there are more villains and thieves in collars and ties than there are in striped jum...

Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Whats Your Speciality

Replies: 13

Views: 1525

Service.

We do nothing that cannot be done by most of you out there.
The only way we can distinguish ourselves in the eyes of our customers is by the level of service that we give.

Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:03 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 7500

Don't waste your breath guys.

I reckon Laura is just a disgruntled customer who has has a problem, and is looking to place the blame, and the cost of rectification, onto someone else.

I'll be happy to be proved wrong, but I'll bet a pound to a pinch of pigshit that we never see her again. :-?

Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday again

Replies: 42

Views: 4712

Robert Lambie wrote:now wheres my jammies and hustler magazine? :-?

Reading porn and eating Wotsits Rob? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Friday again

Replies: 42

Views: 4712

I'll be reclining in my chair with a copy of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Not my normal reading material, but a bit of harmless fun. :D

Still not decided what to drink though. :D

Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:55 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: did vinyl and sunlight crack our glass?

Replies: 37

Views: 7500

So, who would pay for the replacement glass?? :o I don't know what the legal profession would have to say about it, but my opinion would be that if the signmaker just did it, then he should be responsible. On the other hand, if he did it after advising Laura that the glass might crack, but she insi...

Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:40 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Linotype website account VAT reg number problem

Replies: 5

Views: 2505

Are you putting GB in front of the number?

Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just got myself a new unit & printer

Replies: 9

Views: 1145

I'm glad it's all working out for you Gert.

Congratulations on the new unit. :D

Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sick puppy. Just wanted to share.

Replies: 56

Views: 5183

I feel for you Dave. Until recently, I'd not had a pet for thirty years. I'm sure that it was the memory of that final visit to the vet that put me off. :( I've had close relatives die, and dear friends also, but the only thing that squeezed a tear from my eye was when my cat was released from her p...

Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Announcement...Just to let all my pals on Signboards know.

Replies: 56

Views: 5386

Peter Normington wrote:Ive almost got 30p

I've got seven shillings. :-?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Announcement...Just to let all my pals on Signboards know.

Replies: 56

Views: 5386

Congratulations Cheryl, and good luck to you both.

We're all keeping December 12th free. :D

Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:28 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: do prints dry on take-up rollers?

Replies: 7

Views: 1597

We leave them on the take-up roll, like Jamie.

Although the ink dries enough for that, it can still be a little bit tacky and, for that reason, I would never lay prints out flat. That's just asking for dust to settle on the ink and get stuck.

Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: When designers get it right.

Replies: 20

Views: 2682

Paul Humble wrote:I can see the competitors point about the swivel being a weakness.

So can I. But are their swivelling pins any more robust?

One swivelling item must be better than three.
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