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Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:48 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: Summa D60 Maintenance

Replies: 3

Views: 2182

Settle yourself down in your armchair though for a long chat. :D

Seriously he knows his stuff.

Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy 4th July

Replies: 9

Views: 1972

Same here, happy 4th July.

Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Adhesive advice needed please?

Replies: 1

Views: 1047

Adhesive advice needed please?

Trying to source an adhesive or high bond tape to stick acrylic to concrete laying flat on the floor. The slight problem we have is the weather, the surface may well be damp / wet / soaking!! Access to power for hot air guns will be difficult and blow torch may upset H&S!
Any ideas?

Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: I have been asked to dress store windows with vinyl

Replies: 4

Views: 2185

John Harding wrote:and say Hello eh Rob?


Quite right John.

I think we'll have to mod edit the boss :D

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Drew: Various wraps

Replies: 13

Views: 2210

Great work Shane and great pics.
Nice one of you and the gang.......is that your younger brother on the right? :D

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

Harry Cleary wrote:Italy v Spain final, with them being in our group I figure that makes us a power house of European football again! :D






(tread softly guys!)


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Just a little bit of a rant...

Replies: 10

Views: 1979

Gert du Preez wrote:I wish I had problems like that - Clients who know what they want, and remember where their wallet is.......... :P


Ditto, it won't win any awards but sounded pretty straight forward and you got paid so - 'Result'

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:22 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Tech 8 Breakdown Contract Problem

Replies: 11

Views: 2482

Finally got a call back, the guy dealing with all the cases has been off work ill and has come back to a total mess!!
Been promised a refund by next week so will wait and see.

Do VTS look after Mutoh machines?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:37 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Tech 8 Breakdown Contract Problem

Replies: 11

Views: 2482

No, at least I'm not aware that they are.
I'll check.

Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:06 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Tech 8 Breakdown Contract Problem

Replies: 11

Views: 2482

Tech 8 Breakdown Contract Problem

Has anyone had any problems with Tech8 recently? I paid upfront for an annual contract in December 2011 and in May I was informed that Tech8 were to stop carrying out this work and passing it over to another company. Anyway, they were going to reimburse me 6 months monies so that my cover would seam...

Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:32 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: What was the sign maker thinking?

Replies: 38

Views: 12210

It's actually one of my better paint jobs :roll:

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: J Welsh: Hand Painted Wall Murals - Gallery

Replies: 37

Views: 16366

Thanks Neil. (young? Only 3 weeks shy of 50 now ugh) This was a combination of projector and ad-lib drawing, and just plain freehand. My mate had my projector for over 3 years and I practically had to pry it back off of him. He says he needs it back ASAP. :roll: The last phase is lettering a phrase...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: M. Grant : Coles Brewery, Gallery

Replies: 10

Views: 1940

Great work Mike, love the barrels.

I know what you mean about the customers! :roll:

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:44 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: J Welsh: Hand Painted Wall Murals - Gallery

Replies: 37

Views: 16366

They're fantastic young Jill!
Have you thought about releasing those as a Christmas card collection too? They'd have to be slightly smaller of course :-?
Did you project these or draw straight on to the wall?
Keep the pics coming they're a delight to see.

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

Martin...........did you have too??

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: J Welsh: Hand Painted Wall Murals - Gallery

Replies: 37

Views: 16366

I bow to your superior talent, what more can I say.

Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just saying hello from Essex

Replies: 9

Views: 1513

Hi Lee and welcome to the boards.

Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:39 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Clarity or others, opinion please

Replies: 24

Views: 7443

We use Estimate, have done for years.

Nuff said :)

PS works in £'s and P's

Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Wales

Replies: 9

Views: 1448

Gert, you did the right thing heading west rather that east when you were in the UK :D Ahh, I see your logic - 50p was alot of money back then. I do like a drop of Guinness tho and do like to try different tipples from around the world (hic) Looks like James' welcome post has turned into "what'...

Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:52 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Emailing Invoices, Advice please?

Replies: 23

Views: 3501

Mike Grant wrote:Neil, my problem now is not the pdf transfer but getting my letterhead onto the pdf to send it to the client. My current invoice package won't let me do this. :cry:


:oops: Sorry Mike it's been a long day!!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

Martin Cole wrote:

(is it me or is the page on this thread never ending)


Your right it is never ending........... :-?

Good luck tonight Swed.........I mean England, phew that was close :D

Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Emailing Invoices, Advice please?

Replies: 23

Views: 3501

We use Xero, a cloud based accounting program which allows us to email invoices as pdf's direct from it.
Mike, can you not print your invoice to file and then use your mail program to send as a pdf.
We're MAC based and Preview and Apple Mail allows this very easily.

Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

I guess Ireland are coming home? Hard luck guys.

Good luck En-ger-land tomorrow :wink:

Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Wales

Replies: 9

Views: 1448

Hi and welcome to the boards James.

Blimey, Allbright. Now I feel old! On reflection what a terrible pint!!!

Gert, you are now an honorary Welshman after drinking Allbright :D thankfully I don't think its brewed any more so ask for Brains.

Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Orkney!

Replies: 8

Views: 1126

Hi and welcome to the boards Andrew.

Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

Martin Cole wrote:I'm liking those Harry :P



Thanks for your support Neil!
:D


Very fetching :D

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro 2012

Replies: 99

Views: 22481

BEEB TV news this morning were trying their best to hype everything with their sports coverage and also featuring England in the main news reports!

Good luck England :D


And come on Wales in the next test match (Rugby) :cry:

Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:27 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice needed running a Liyu vinyl cutter?

Replies: 7

Views: 3306

Hi Stephen, if you go to the Say Hello forum and introduce yourself, tell us a little about your background etc. you'll probably find you'll get help with your problem.
By the the way welcome to the boards.

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:36 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone advise with transit van signage?

Replies: 6

Views: 4246

Same info but that's about all with this idea.
Not a big fan of black and red and generic Roman type fonts.
Also, can't help but think the lettering below the bump strip will get very dirty.
You could offer something a little different colour wise with a cleaner more modern feel.

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: advice please on which vinyl to use on vehicles

Replies: 20

Views: 4816

We use polymeric 5-7 year on pretty much everything with great results. We'll use a cast where it's needed but the majority of vehicle work we do is on flat panels. We stick to pretty much 2 makes ImagePerfect and Metamark which I believe are much the same vinyl. I buy 50m rolls too on most colours ...

Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Signage Assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 2698

Great work Ade.
If you had a can of lager for every seat you did you'd be ???????

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: more random signage

Replies: 2

Views: 2408

Great work Shane, always good to see some paint.
That's one thing I don't do enough of these days is paint.
Love your lettering style.
Thanks for taking the time to post.

Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:37 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removable Sign for fibreglass

Replies: 9

Views: 1944

:oops:

Why not get one of those projection companies to run alongside the box van projecting the advert on the side like they did with Buck House!! :-?

Seriously, why not get the signs printed onto short term removable vinyl and go with that.

Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:48 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Removable Sign for fibreglass

Replies: 9

Views: 1944

I'm pretty sure I saw some artic trailers with banner type signs fitted using aluminum frames, could be an idea.

Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:36 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Experience on cut vinyl stencils please?

Replies: 10

Views: 3177

We use Metamark blue or Mactac grey masking vinyls but don't leave them on the substrate for too long around 4 hours max.

Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:33 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Insurance Renewal Time : Who do you insure with?

Replies: 4

Views: 1529

We use the NFU.
We're also FSB members and apparently they give good rates but I haven't tried them as yet.

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Mahe Seychelles

Replies: 7

Views: 1046

Hi Mladen, welcome to the boards.

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Newton Abbot

Replies: 17

Views: 2319

Hi Nigel, welcome to the boards.

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Matt Taylor in Gwent

Replies: 10

Views: 1424

Hi Matt, we're in Cwmbranistan as it's fondly known!!!!! Not far from Newportograd :D

Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Matt Taylor in Gwent

Replies: 10

Views: 1424

Hi Matt and welcome to the boards. I see your in Gwent if you need any help with anything pop in or give us a call. One thing is get your pricing right, don't work too cheap or it just devalues the industry. Obviously we all have different overheads but as your building your business your going to w...

Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:26 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Experience on cut vinyl stencils please?

Replies: 10

Views: 3177

Mike Grant wrote:Learn to signwrite. Simples!


Ditto

Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Hungary

Replies: 9

Views: 1372

Hi and welcome to the boards Joanna.

Wed May 30, 2012 6:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Scotland

Replies: 11

Views: 1957

Hi Baz, welcome to the boards.

Fri May 25, 2012 9:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - 1st mini roof & 1st vehicle in the new place

Replies: 11

Views: 1861

David Hammond wrote:I'm a neutral football fan, don't like any of them!

So long as they pay I'll put whatever they like on their roof!


You've redeemed yourself mate :D

Great job tho and like you say - if they 're paying.

Wed May 23, 2012 10:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Squash court graphics opinions

Replies: 4

Views: 1301

Hi Neil I miss playing, used to play religiously for years and then just stopped... woman, drink, parties, you know how it is ;) Yep :wink: In all seriousness I think cut vinyl would be OK but depends on the quality of the painted boards. There's some at the place I play and they look pretty good a...

Wed May 23, 2012 10:40 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Laminating Issue

Replies: 10

Views: 2584

Probably too much pressure. I had the same problems at first but since talking to and having a demo off an Easymount tech guy I'm pretty good at laminating now. Make sure your laminate grippy tube bits (sorry dont knoe technical name) are tight so there's plenty of tension there. Any silvering goes ...

Wed May 23, 2012 10:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Squash court graphics opinions

Replies: 4

Views: 1301

Hi Warren, I've been playing squash tonight, and going by the way I played I'd use armour plating!

Seriously though I think you'd be ok with laminated prints on dibond panels.

Thu May 17, 2012 10:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: funny story

Replies: 8

Views: 1545

Martin Cole wrote:lol.. Brian.... I think we have all nearly done at one time or another.


Quite true Martin and very funny fact Brian :D

Thu May 17, 2012 10:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Customers, huh!

Replies: 6

Views: 1285

Customers, huh!

Did what I thought was a nice design on a van using Letterhead fonts, you know, try and do something a bit special like! Here's the reply from the customer:

Hi Neil, yes this looks good but is it possible to have cosmic sans in black as below :

Oh well, customers always right. (not) :-?

Thu May 17, 2012 10:33 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I'm moving to a Unit!

Replies: 30

Views: 11552

Looking good Dave.

Onwards and upwards :D

Wed May 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Best paint system for timber signs

Replies: 12

Views: 5300

Go for good quality paint, Dulux etc.

I quite like Johnstones paint but try and keep the same make for all.

Wed May 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Best paint system for timber signs

Replies: 12

Views: 5300

Hi Rod, we usually:
1. Treat the timber first with a preservative.
2. One very thin wood primer followed by one slightly less thinned.
3. Two undercoats applied using a 4" roller.
4. Two top coats applied with a foam roller and flatted between coats.

Hope this helps.

Mon May 14, 2012 8:33 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Wales

Replies: 10

Views: 2312

Hi Justyna and welcome to the boards.

What part of this fair land are you from?

Mon May 14, 2012 8:00 am

Forum: Mimaki Printers

Topic: Mutoh 1204 head travel problem

Replies: 3

Views: 1794

Hi Justyna, if you go to the say hello forum and introduce yourself and maybe give some background info you'll find that members will try and help with your problem.

Fri May 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Advice on a good Wrapping Course please?

Replies: 28

Views: 8562

Spandex have an Avery Wrap course, not been on it so can't speak from experience tho I have heard it's good.

Mon May 07, 2012 11:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Guys From Berkshire

Replies: 8

Views: 1218

Hi Luke and welcome.

Mon May 07, 2012 11:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Doncaster

Replies: 7

Views: 1446

Hi, Tim. Welcome to the boards.

Sat May 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A thought for 'JC' 2 years on

Replies: 23

Views: 2556

Only met John once but what a gentleman and a great guy. I'll have a drink to him tonight. I'm trying NOT to visualise Rob sucking his thumb but failing!!!! :-? It would be like watching a new born baby in it's cot mate! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: No Karl......I'm trying not to think about it :D :D Bet h...

Sat May 05, 2012 11:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A thought for 'JC' 2 years on

Replies: 23

Views: 2556

Only met John once but what a gentleman and a great guy.

I'll have a drink to him tonight.


I'm trying NOT to visualise Rob sucking his thumb but failing!!!! :-?

Fri May 04, 2012 8:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another Scottish person says "hello"

Replies: 14

Views: 1840

Hi and welcome Gordon.

Thu May 03, 2012 7:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Warwickshire

Replies: 7

Views: 1697

Hi Peter and welcome to the boards.

Wed May 02, 2012 11:24 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: General advice on sign making equipment for start-up?

Replies: 11

Views: 2986

Re: Fenton's book

Nigel Pugh wrote:
Harry Cleary wrote:
David-Foster- wrote:
No probs, just waiting on the commission now from Phil :lol1:


You'll be waiting! :(
He was supposed to send me my commission.... :roll: ...I ended having to nick his bin! (say nothing!) :D


Feckin brilliant Harry :D :D :D


He ain't slow that Harry geezer!!!

Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A quick hello from Leeds

Replies: 5

Views: 914

Hi Rob, welcome to the boards from rain drenched South Wales!

Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:34 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Cutting strip, sourcing advice please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3470

Sorry Dave, I was thinking about mine for a 600mm as they're probably the most common size :oops:

Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:35 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec Cutting strip, sourcing advice please?

Replies: 8

Views: 3470

Agree with Rob, your probably talking £25.....and this is all you'll spend in maintenance for many years!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Wanted second hand cutter

Replies: 22

Views: 8036

Why did you sell your plotter when you need one? :-?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:13 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice needed on supplying a shop Fascia Signs?

Replies: 11

Views: 2392

John Harding wrote:with composite panel you can carefully countersink your screw holes and cover the heads with a circle of matching vinyl gives a fairly unobtrusive flush fixing and cheap as chips :D


We sometimes do this if the customer doesn't go for a frame.

Don't use foam it'll warp if not in a frame.

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello Again Guys!!!!

Replies: 9

Views: 1528

Hi Sal, welcome back.
We're having a bit of a cold wet spring at the moment.
Hope your having a good year so far?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - American style van wrap and 60's groovy shop

Replies: 6

Views: 1579

I really like the retro feel of the van, great colours.
Have you seen Dan Antonelli's designs, he does a lot of retro themed work.
The furnishing sign is pretty cool too.
Thanks for posting Macky, always good to see your stuff.

Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:38 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: can anyone advise on which cutter is best to buy?

Replies: 8

Views: 3339

We have 2 Graphtecs. Roland, my first plotter 16 years ago still works but is retired so either of these.

We have a 1200mm wide Summa which is awesome when it's set to TurboCut!!

Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 15 Thousand Registered Users!

Replies: 17

Views: 2572

Well done Rob, and the 14998 other members of such a great resource.

I think you deserve a Breezer Rob! :D

Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy St George's Day

Replies: 3

Views: 785

Have a good one :-? :wink:

Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Herefordshire

Replies: 9

Views: 1262

Hi James, welcome to the boards.

Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from a newbie in Shropshire

Replies: 8

Views: 1315

Hi and welcome to the boards Lee.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: number plate making equipment set up advice needed

Replies: 36

Views: 17006

I guess you know you need to register with the DVLA to be able to purchase the blanks?

If these are not going to be number plates why not just get clear acrylic cut to size and go from there.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Wraps and vehicle graphics March 2012

Replies: 16

Views: 2423

Great work Mo, love the Drag car and the green van.

I agree with you on the homeless livery.

Keep it up mate.

Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from West Yorkshire

Replies: 8

Views: 1290

Hi Tom, welcome to the boards.

Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Dust/dirt speckles under vinyl

Replies: 5

Views: 1888

Whenever possible I try and lay vinyl or prints onto board in a near vertical position. We have a 16' long easel on one wall so this helps. Also get some Tak rags, body shops use them, to wipe down the surface just before application.

Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: From signs to busking ??

Replies: 7

Views: 1454

When we gonna see you sat on a fruit box strumming away in The Hayes!!

Great playing mate.

Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:01 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Graphtec CE5000-60 - Cutting HELP

Replies: 8

Views: 4286

I'm working to Billy :( I don't know if this will help but we use Flexisign and in Production Manager there is a 'Size' box that tells us height and width of the object we're cutting. Now, just below that is a box with a percentage. This must be set too %100 as if not it will obviously cut at the % ...

Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Pencil for marking out on vans and boards etc

Replies: 9

Views: 2306

I wouldn't use a ChinaGraph as they're waxy I think?
We use Stabilo Aquarellable white or blue. (Very similar to the type Ms Welsh recommended)
These are water soluble and come off easy.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:13 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Creating a drop shadow effect with coloured Vinyls

Replies: 12

Views: 5426

Here's some of our preferred shadow methods very easily produced and altered in FlexiSign using 1 or 2 clicks. As a sign writer too my preferred method is to leave a gap between letter and shadow. As Martin says it allows us to shadow without needing the letter to be dry. That said tho it's easy eno...

Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi From Essex

Replies: 13

Views: 2209

Hi Michael, welcome to the boards.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Signage Assortment

Replies: 13

Views: 2487

Great selection of work Ade as usual.
Where's the Arsenal shop, not that I'm a fan, just inquisitive. Is that local?
Nice selection of vans there too.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: I'm moving to a Unit!

Replies: 30

Views: 11552

Great news David, exciting times too.
I'm sure you'll find it a huge benefit having your own space and room for vehicles.
Onwards and upwards.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snowing hard here!

Replies: 10

Views: 1741

Woah....hailstorm just started here!

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from France

Replies: 7

Views: 1389

Bonjour Henri, enchante. (?)

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snowing hard here!

Replies: 10

Views: 1741

It's getting cooler here and the weather operative says snow is on it's way. :-?

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Trad signage

Replies: 4

Views: 3291

Very, very nice.
Love that too.
Beer mat art is great, we used to collect them when I was a kid!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from East Lancs

Replies: 5

Views: 954

Hi and welcome to boards Ghais.

Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Scotland

Replies: 7

Views: 1267

Hi Frank, welcome to the boards.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Minton: Polystyrene wall piece

Replies: 14

Views: 2963

Love that, I think customers will be mightily impressed with it.

Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:54 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2012 - Anyone going?

Replies: 170

Views: 30395

Saw Rob and had a brief chat yesterday, he looked very dapper!!! Also spoke to Derek. We were pushed for time so couldn't meet up for a drink :( The show wasn't as big this year, I didn't think, and a few of the big names were missing. Had a good chat with some suppliers and made some new connection...

Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Howdy from the far south coast of NSW, Australia

Replies: 9

Views: 1453

Hi Rodger, welcome to the boards.

I'm heading down that road too!!

Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: What is your opinion on signing your work?

Replies: 17

Views: 3007

I put a small sticker on most jobs and all but a few customers don't mind. Back in the painting days I used to sign shopfronts, boards etc but rarely vehicles. Also back then there weren't as many guys sign writing so you got to know a guys particular style and could pretty much say who did the work.

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello, I'm new

Replies: 18

Views: 2595

Congratulations Warren, you have been busy!!

"Cool as Daddy", I think we'll be the judge of that mate :D

Congrats to your other half too. She did the hard bit!!

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: alba Kitchens - Showroom Sign

Replies: 8

Views: 1455

Great little sign and something different, I like it.

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:46 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional Signwriting Shop Front: Moyses Stevens

Replies: 9

Views: 2239

Fantastic Matt, great to see such nice work mate.
Keep posting.

Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from London

Replies: 5

Views: 1001

Hi Matt, welcome to the boards.

Great to see you still get a chance to use your brushes.

Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Newport, South Wales!, Again!

Replies: 9

Views: 1248

Hi Rob, great to have you back.

It's been a bit dull without you mate :D

Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:29 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional Signwriting Sign: Zuzi's Grooming, London UK

Replies: 3

Views: 1166

Very nice, there's a few 'Brushies' on the site, I'm sure they'll be as impressed as I am.
Hope you've had more work since!

Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

George Elsmore wrote:Calcutta cup? :lol1:


OK George, I'll give you that one.

:oops:



















Scotland :roll: :wink:

Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

George Elsmore wrote:2 games 2 wins Harry....nuff said

it was predicted we would win nothing :wink:


And you didn't :wink: :D

Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:28 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice on making a template for painting

Replies: 4

Views: 2521

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:If it were me, I would use an overhead projector and just shine that image onto a wall, trace with charcoal and there you go.
Love....Jill


As Jill says this is the easiest method if you can beg or borrow a projector.
We've got one but it cost couple hundred quid.

Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Lol, but did you do any Swerving? :D

Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Re: RBS 6 Nations

Neil Davey wrote:OK I'll start.........YESSSSSSSSSS.

:funky: :funky: :funky: :funky: :funky:


And Wales finish it, need I say more :funky: :funky: :funky: :funky: :funky:


2012 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONS & GRAND SLAM WINNERS

Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just seen my signs on the TV

Replies: 13

Views: 2240

Why all this picking on Wales and the Welsh? :cry:


Is it because we're leading the 6 Nations Rugby. :D :D :D :funky: :funky: :funky: :D :D :D

Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Enjoy yourself tomorrow Hugh you lucky person you. If past Grand Slam years are anything to go by it'll be awesome especially if Wales do it. I was there in '05 and '08 and the atmosphere was electric. A friend of mine who lives in Caerdydd says it's rammed with French people so I think your going t...

Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from Caerphilly

Replies: 12

Views: 1800

Hi Lloyd, welcome to the boards.
We're not far from you in Cwmbran.
Handy to know someone close with a CNC machine.

Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just seen my signs on the TV

Replies: 13

Views: 2240

Martin Cole wrote:
George Elsmore wrote:but who watches Wales today :-? :lol1:


Where is Wales?



:D


(well done Mike btw, always nice to see your work on the box)


:D :D

Alright guys, p*ss on my bonfire!! :(

Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just seen my signs on the TV

Replies: 13

Views: 2240

Cool Mike, it's always good to see your work on the gogglebox!

There were 2 Morgans we part wrapped on Wales Today News on March 1st and they've also been making headlines in Cardiff with the 6 Nations.
Tomorrow we're putting 'Champions 2012' on one Morgan ready for Saturday
:D

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hallo from Greece.

Replies: 6

Views: 1019

Hi and welcome to the boards Chronis.

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G'day from Australia

Replies: 11

Views: 1814

Hi Chris and G'day. Good to have you here.

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Does Omega V2.0 work on Windows 7 ?

Replies: 26

Views: 8562

Well worth upgrading to Omega 5, had an overview at Spandex the other day. Looking forward to trying out the automatic alignment cutting with it, hate the bomb site. When were you there Jason? we went on Wednesday PM, it was a good afternoon. A lot of interesting things going on. I may upgrade to g...

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Number plate blanks

Replies: 18

Views: 7772

I'm pretty sure that things like 'Not For Road Use' that you make for a haulier etc are OK but any plate displaying a registration number is illegal if it doesn't comply with the law on font type and placement.

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Number plate blanks

Replies: 18

Views: 7772

Chris Windebank wrote:Can anyone clarify? Show plates were OK to make as long as they were invoiced as show plates. Do quite a few for dealerships with names on etc...

Do I have to register now then?



Show plates break the law too Chris according to the latest document I read.

Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:14 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Number plate blanks

Replies: 18

Views: 7772

Be careful, you have to register with DVLA or you could face fines of up to £5000 for making plates illegally, even show plates are not allowed.

Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Ireland v England will be the match of the tournament next Saturday, yes it's all come down to this match! Well that's according to John Inverdale yesterday until he was put in his place by JD :D It's amazing how, suddenly after beating France, the BBC news coverage of the 6 Nations has gone up 100%...

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:47 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Can wraps fail if fitted on left, using right hand?

Replies: 23

Views: 4535

i am left handed, I have to adapt to the right handed world! e.g. scalpel blades, javelins, circular hand saws when all the dust blows ur side... i do use both hands more these days, but one is stronger then the other I too am left handed and we have to adapt to living in a right handed world so I'...

Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from south Manchester

Replies: 9

Views: 1465

Hi Matt, welcome to the boards.

Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:34 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Chester

Replies: 12

Views: 1571

Hi Jim, welcome to the boards.

Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:06 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can cut vinyl letters stick to gloss painted surface ?

Replies: 6

Views: 2376

DavidRogers wrote:
Indecently, you'll get better results if you heat bond them on later with a heat gun / gas gun.

Dave


What do you think Gareth's going to get up to with his heat gun Dave :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Invisible Car Wrap?

Replies: 4

Views: 1079

lol nice ad, From memory (cuz I'm a little sad & read tech stuff) the US & British armed forces have looked into this kind of idea to make tanks harder to see...... Hope the Taliban aren't reading this!!!! Clever stuff tho. Well Bin Laden Didn't see em coming! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :wink: :l...

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Invisible Car Wrap?

Replies: 4

Views: 1079

Colin Crabb wrote:lol nice ad,
From memory (cuz I'm a little sad & read tech stuff) the US & British armed forces have looked into this kind of idea to make tanks harder to see......


Hope the Taliban aren't reading this!!!!

Clever stuff tho.

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:11 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Wrap: Complete Scania Cab Unit

Replies: 12

Views: 2605

Looks cool, it'll sure get a lot of attention. Which Avery material did you use?
I'm using some of the premium wrap at the moment and it's great too work with.

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:06 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Can cut vinyl letters stick to gloss painted surface ?

Replies: 6

Views: 2376

In a word.........Yes!!

Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from leeds

Replies: 4

Views: 1119

Hi Bob, welcome to the boards.

Go for the Graphtec. :D

Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Grimsby

Replies: 2

Views: 795

Hi James, welcome to the boards.

Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Well, I swapped from Blackberry to iPhone 4s

Replies: 13

Views: 1831

Hallelujah, Rob has seen the light!!! :D

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aghhh wrong media in the printer

Replies: 33

Views: 4277

I remember a story I was told way back in the early 70's, a signwriter I know painted a very large banner that went along a fence on a major road in front of a Pavilion. It read "AWAY IN A MANAGER" instead of "AWAY IN A MANGER" :oops: :D :D :D I've got a photo of my missing 'B' ...

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aghhh wrong media in the printer

Replies: 33

Views: 4277

Quite a few years ago when I was painting signs I did one for a business called Cwmbran Tyre Centre. Simple enough but I left the 'B' out of Cwmbran!! I delivered and fitted the sign stood back with the customer to big pats on the back and got paid. It was a few days later when a Rep of his called t...

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: McDonald - Fake stone cottage Portacabin

Replies: 5

Views: 1560

That looks awesome, brilliant idea.

Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Nigeria

Replies: 8

Views: 1491

Hi and welcome Damilola.

Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from East London!

Replies: 12

Views: 1905

Hi and welcome Joss.

Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Northampton

Replies: 9

Views: 1491

Hi and welcome to the boards Justin.

Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy St David's day

Replies: 5

Views: 927

Nicola McIntosh wrote:enjoy your day off everyone from wales :D

(we dont get one off) :roll:


Day off? My boss won't allow me a day off!!

Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:03 am

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Carbonfibre wrap material.... which one???

Replies: 13

Views: 5047

We've used 3M Di-Noc and Avery Scotchprint carbons. The Scotchprint has a slightly wavy pattern so this needs to be pointed out to the customer.
Also the Di-Noc is only 1220mm wide but Scotchprint is 1500mm wide.

Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy St David's day

Replies: 5

Views: 927

Happy St David's day

to all my Welsh compadres!

:funky: :wave3: :yeeha: :funky:

Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: ralph: traditional signage

Replies: 12

Views: 5726

Great work Shane, looks ace.
Love the scroll corners.

Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:38 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: Ipad2 64gb or 'other' tablet??

Replies: 13

Views: 5047

iPad 32Gig, wireless, 3G.

Simples!

Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Your forgetting the under 20's too..................but we (Wales) won the BIG one. :D

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:32 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Thomson : Acrylic iPad stand

Replies: 23

Views: 6358

That's neat, I want one!

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

3 out of 3 :funky: :funky: :funky: Phew it was darn close though.

Well done Ireland.

Good luck Scotland.

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Scotland

Replies: 9

Views: 1495

Hi Carl and welcome.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wanted- England v Wales 6nations tickets for saturday

Replies: 8

Views: 1387

Harry Cleary wrote:Silly game! :evil: :D


:roll:

Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:18 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: So lent? what we all giving up?

Replies: 14

Views: 2031

Re: So lent? what we all giving up?

John Wilson wrote:As the subject says... what we all giving up for lent?

Don't worry for all those on my Facebook i'll keep this clean :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


Lol........good job!!

I'm giving up not drinking beer :D

Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:12 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Some projects that we have produced

Replies: 3

Views: 1025

John Singh wrote:
DavidRogers wrote:Hmmm...do you have any better quality images!!

Dave


same here
Pictures are a bit fuzzy


Same here!!

Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:48 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Silver Carbon Wrap

Replies: 9

Views: 2418

Looks great Ben, we had a Swatch of off Spandex yesterday and there's some cool vinyls in the range.

Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Wanted- England v Wales 6nations tickets for saturday

Replies: 8

Views: 1387

Well done Hugh I'm glad your tickets came.

I'm just hoping you will be wearing RED on Saturday! :D

Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from malta

Replies: 9

Views: 1373

Hi and welcome to the boards Justin.

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Help with CE3000-60 with CorelDraw 7 please !

Replies: 33

Views: 8671

Hi David, have you seen this?

https://www.softeamweb.com/product.php? ... &section=1

It runs on windows.

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Channel 5.....oops!

Replies: 8

Views: 2145

Martin wrote:Neil, would have to agree but you have left a lot of people off you list starting with our own emergency services, Doctors, nurses............. I could go on :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


Totally agree, Martin.

Bobby Brown too!! :o :D

Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:20 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Pirozek : various vehicle graphics

Replies: 8

Views: 1809

Very nice bits..... :D

Clean and to the point.

Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Channel 5.....oops!

Replies: 8

Views: 2145

Funny as.........lol. Can't see what all the fuss is about a star who apparently has it all and abuses themselves then meets their end. Lets not forget our armed forces in Afghan etc. who get killed or seriously wounded. So what if she killed herself let's keep things in perspective. Sorry if I've o...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from West Yorkshire

Replies: 8

Views: 1431

Hi and welcome to the boards David.
We have a CE3000 in our fleet so if I can help I will.

Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello newbie tamworth staffs

Replies: 4

Views: 957

Hi Rich, welcome to the boards.

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bath!

Replies: 14

Views: 1898

I ride a trek remedy 8, its a beautiful part of the world 'over the bridge' i also go to afan forest alot and spent a weekend in the beacons. Also been further north to coed-y_brenin for a few days riding! The mountain bike trail centres always have nice routed/engraved wooden signs at the entrance...

Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: top sign

Replies: 1

Views: 828

:D :D :D

Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bath!

Replies: 14

Views: 1898

Cool, Jayson. I'm not far from Cwmcarn over the other side of the mountain. I can see Twmbarlym which I guess you know, from where I live. I've been on the mountain bike track a few times, sh*t myself in places :-? I tend to walk nowadays especially up in the Beacons. What bike have you got? I've go...

Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Bath!

Replies: 14

Views: 1898

Hi Jayson, welcome.
I love Bath, been there many times.
In my younger days i used to take part in canoe slalom races under Pulteney Bridge over the weirs, had some good weekends there. Hic!!!

Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hi from Leicester

Replies: 5

Views: 1018

Hi Ben welcome to the boards.

Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Glasgow

Replies: 6

Views: 1108

Hi and welcome to the boards Anton.

Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:14 pm

Forum: Mimaki Cutters

Topic: mutoh vj-1604 ink problem

Replies: 4

Views: 2185

Hi Anton, if you introduce yourself in the Welcome Forum and tell us a little about yourself you'll probably get a few answers to your problem.

Neil

Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: We're all in the wrong job!

Replies: 12

Views: 2028

Re: We're all in the wrong job!

Speaking with another member of my networking group, makes me wish I went into web design. 20k for 2 websites, no stock to carry, all they have in rent, and a computer (obviously the knowledge to do it) Makes me wonder how web design is so expensive compared to our game? We bot 'design' things for ...

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Harry Cleary wrote:Looks like the whole tournament is in jeopardy, the French are not wanting to replay Irish match this season! :o
Here's hoping the RFU Six Nations Committee stand up to them. Shambolique! :(


Sunday 4th March Harry.

Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello again

Replies: 10

Views: 1691

Hi and welcome back Peter.

Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Mornington, Victoria, Aus

Replies: 13

Views: 1894

Re: Hello from Mornington, Victoria, Aus

Neil Beckett wrote:Looking forwards to learning much from this site and a big "thank you" to Neil Davey for pointing me in the direction of this great website :wink:


Hi Neil and thanks mate, your welcome. Great to have you here.

Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

2 out of 2 :funky: :funky: :funky:

Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Swansea

Replies: 6

Views: 1341

Hi and welcome to the boards Adam.

Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from stoke

Replies: 6

Views: 1105

Hi and welcome to the boards Ash. To start with I think some punctuation, good grammar and a dictionary would be top of my list!! :wink: :D Please don't take offence but seeing as this is a very wordy trade it's not a bad place to start. I kid you not about the dictionary, I've had one since I start...

Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from sunny johannesburg

Replies: 9

Views: 1602

Hi Zunaid, welcome aboard.

Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Richard Urquhart Halo lit sign

Replies: 21

Views: 4758

Great looking sign Rich, I wouldn't know where to start!

Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from wales

Replies: 11

Views: 1815

I'm not talking to Welsh people at the minute......I'll say hello next week when I get over my hump! :( :D Don't worry about Harry he still hasn't got used to his beloved rugby team losing to Wales :D Hi and welcome from further east.............Don't mention anything about Wales beating Ireland on...

Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

Lol, great game wasn't it.
Could have gone either way, I guess Wales had a little bit of Irish luck toward the end. I thought both teams played well at times which made for a very exciting game. How it should be.

Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RBS 6 Nations

Replies: 32

Views: 4495

RBS 6 Nations

OK I'll start.........YESSSSSSSSSS.

:funky: :funky: :funky: :funky: :funky:

Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi There From Aussie Land

Replies: 23

Views: 2921

Hi Mark, welcome to the boards.

Some wise words too mate.

Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:50 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Gerber Egde FX Screeching

Replies: 4

Views: 862

Does the screeching noise happen when the foil is being lowered at the start of the printing and at the end when it's lifting?
If so you just need some teflon grease on the screw mechanism.
It runs dry after a few years!

Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aaaaaaargggh!

Replies: 17

Views: 4957

Yer it probably tells you in the section of the manual that you didn't bother to read because you thought it was all stuff you already knew Neil :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: I mean how hard can starting the engine be ........... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Reading manuals............that takes all the fun out of ...

Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aaaaaaargggh!

Replies: 17

Views: 4957

Something a lot of people forget to do when starting a diesel engine is to allow the glow plugs to heat up before turning the starter motor. you shoul always wait for the glow plug light to go out before attempting to start. Not only do the glow plugs help with the initial combustion, they also dra...

Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Aaaaaaargggh!

Replies: 17

Views: 4957

If it makes you guys feel any better, it is so damned humid here, I'm working up a sweat just thinking about work :( Don't rub it in Shane. My van wouldn't start Thursday morning, my good lady had just left so I had to get my little MX5 out the garage (I'm sure it shivered when it came out the door...

Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:31 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Renault Trafic Impact Serial No.

Replies: 2

Views: 1408

Thanks Roy :D

Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:40 pm

Forum: General Software Topics

Topic: Renault Trafic Impact Serial No.

Replies: 2

Views: 1408

Renault Trafic Impact Serial No.

Hi my Impact book is in work.
Could anyone tell me the number of a Renault Traffic SWB with sliding door and no rear windows please.
Cheers Neil

Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Insurance due who do you use?

Replies: 5

Views: 1023

We use the NFU.

Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Chris Windebank - Various Work

Replies: 12

Views: 2585

You do great work Chris.
I love the old machines they're awesome.
All very 'poash' :D

Surprised you get time to do all this with all the font finding help you give!!!

Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:01 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Your view on Aftermarket cutter blades please?

Replies: 24

Views: 7861

JonMiller wrote:
:lol1: Do I sense a bit of a stig of the blade world thing here?



Some say he has blades for fingernails...


:D

What Harry doesn't know about blades isn't worth knowing.

Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Your view on Aftermarket cutter blades please?

Replies: 24

Views: 7861

Martin wrote:If you want to know anything about plotter blades & the best way to cut any type of material it is possible to cut in a plotter then find yourself a comfy chair, make a fresh pot of tea, settle down and phone Harry.


(sleep) (sleep) (sleep) :D

Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:11 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Deans High School

Replies: 11

Views: 2170

Hey Mr, what you doin' Mr?
What's the big piece of paper for Mr?
Hey Mr, what's your name Mr?
Hey Mr, why you got that :evil: look on your face Mr?

Great job Phill, looks real neat. Nice kerning too :D

Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:00 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: 48" vinyl cutter recomendations

Replies: 17

Views: 5766

As has been said you can't really go wrong with Graphtec or Roland. We have 2 Graphtec 610 machines which are our daily workhorses so if you look for wider ones they would definitely be worth looking at. I've also got a Roland that's 18 years old and still works although it is pretty much in permane...

Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Daves grammar

Replies: 44

Views: 5471

:evil: :wink:

Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:41 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: 48" vinyl cutter recomendations

Replies: 17

Views: 5766

We have a Summa D120 which we use with our Mutoh as well as cutting large graphics up to 48".
It has optical eye and blistering speeds, a great machine.

Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Daves grammar

Replies: 44

Views: 5471

Robert Lambie wrote:just bumping this for obvious reasons. there was MORE emails than i thought, missed! :roll:


.......there were more emails........

Sorry, sorry. :D

Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hows 2012 going so far?

Replies: 21

Views: 3652

If the rest of year is anything like January is going I'll be pleased.
Took us a few days to get up and running after the New Year but we've been nice and busy and I've even given myself a couple Saturdays off which can't be bad :D

Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: My new workbench arriving (Rapid Applicator)

Replies: 17

Views: 3270

Niccccceeeeee Dave. That would fill our unit!!!

Hey, think of the dinner parties you could have round that beauty :D

Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Needed on Stenciling Sericol to Curtain Siders

Replies: 8

Views: 1076

We use the mohair/pile type, you can use a foam roller but the ink will affect it after a short while.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Turkey

Replies: 9

Views: 1465

Hey Hatira, your English is great, you ought to hear my Turkic!!! :D

We use Graphtecs but they're CE3000 & 5000's so may not be able to help with yours :-?

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy Australia Day!

Replies: 4

Views: 865

Happy Australia Day Aussie buddies.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2012 - Anyone going?

Replies: 170

Views: 30395

Billy Lawton wrote:I'll be going too - my first time! Is there a meeting place for Uksb members? And do we wear identifying items?

Billy


Yes, we all wear a gold lame catsuit with a picture of Rob on the rear!!

Looking forward to meeting up with you Billy.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:05 am

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Don't forget to empty your waste bottles

Replies: 7

Views: 1426

Harry Cleary wrote:oops....I thought this was a thread about pensioners. :o


Is that why you were eager so to contribute you old b*****d :D

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:54 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Van Signage : Mind not with it...

Replies: 39

Views: 17656

Parallel it is. :-) Changed. I just want to say, Thank you everyone for your help today and yesterday. All advice has been welcomed and taken on board. I don't think I have finished it yet but very close. Good on you Bud, some vans are a bitch......sometimes you just have to step back and take a mi...

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Turkey

Replies: 9

Views: 1465

Hi Hatira, welcome to the boards.
Ditto Rob, be good to hear the type of signage your producing.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:43 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Don't forget to empty your waste bottles

Replies: 7

Views: 1426

Whoops!!!

Can you not see the waste.
We can see our waste bottle on our Valuejet so I keep an eye on it and it shouldn't be a problem.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Keeping track of what vinyls used on jobs?

Replies: 13

Views: 3352

Agree with David, David and Chris.
Just make notes in the actual file.
Mike G's is fine too, we pretty much use one supplier for our materials.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:34 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Van Signage : Mind not with it...

Replies: 39

Views: 17656

You have to keep all the lettering parallel!!!

Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Advice Needed on Stenciling Sericol to Curtain Siders

Replies: 8

Views: 1076

Painted stacks of curtains and we used to do it by hand with a brush. Now we use MacTac Grey Mask 4" roller, masking paper. We use Apollo inks. Apply first coat, you will have thin the ink to a milky consistency and once you finish the first coat leave it 45" to an hour and apply the 2nd i...

Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:14 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Van Signage : Mind not with it...

Replies: 39

Views: 17656

One thing that definitely need to be done is run everything parallel to the horizontal ignoring the swage lines.
e.g. on Lorraine's drawing run everything parallel to the "Professional insured part.

Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Aberdeen

Replies: 12

Views: 1756

Hi Darren welcome to the boards.


Don't worry about Big Mo.........he's a softie really :D

Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:38 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hammond - storm damaged sign replacement

Replies: 8

Views: 1438

Great job David you should be proud of yourself.
Good to see you made good the framework before putting the new sign up.
Well done mate.

Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:04 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Cheers Martin, it sounds great too.

Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi from Hull

Replies: 10

Views: 1701

Hi Chris, welcome to boards.

Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: ...everybody is a comedian...

Replies: 21

Views: 3450

This is a great thread, nuff said!

Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Germany

Replies: 9

Views: 1505

Hi and welcome to the boards Martin.

Would love to see some of your work.

Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:44 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hi, from the West Midlands

Replies: 5

Views: 1224

Hi and welcome to the boards Gary.

You may want to read this post.

http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... 789#418789

Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Somerset

Replies: 13

Views: 2096

Hi and welcome Julian from another brushy, in a similar position to you though.

Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:09 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Advice needed on starting my sign business please?

Replies: 7

Views: 2643

An artistic background, without that you will just become another sticker cowboy killing the legit businesses who have operated for years. Get yourself a few books on layout and study them till you go crosseyed. And most important if you ask questions on here listen to the answers. We have had mupp...

Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:01 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Mini Coupe roof spoiler

Replies: 2

Views: 1373

Hi Julian, I think if you introduce and tell us a bit about yourself in the welcome forum you may get some help. :D

Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Thanks Scott, photo is from Shutterstock.

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Yes Martin it's a Mk4. Your a glutton for punishment having had 3 of them :D

You'd need your thermal undies too Jill, especially this time of year and around 34K for this little beaut!!! :D

Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:22 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Martin wrote:Great looking job Neil. So what spitfire do you have that your restoring??


Thanks Martin.
The Spitfire is a '72' L reg in Inca yellow with classic status.
Still needs a lot of work though, it's definitely a long term project :-?

Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Lol, your on form tonight!!

Swallow a joke book did ya?? :D

Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:43 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Thanks Harry and Jason, the dealership are thinking of showing it off in Cardiff when Wales are playing at home in the 6 Nations.

Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:33 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Jason Davies wrote:Nice Neil, I think that would look good on the spitfire :)


Haha Jason, it's going to be a while before the Spitfire is ready for any graphics!!

Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign & Digital 2012 - Anyone going?

Replies: 170

Views: 30395

Harry Cleary wrote:I think I might go to this instead.........seems to be more lucrative than signs at the minute! :roll:

http://j-walk.com/other/conf/index.htm





p.s. I think the Rev. is going to. :D

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Replies: 17

Views: 3047

Neil Davey - Morgan 3 Welsh flag

Title says it all. We just part wrapped with a grungy Welsh flag.
This 3 wheeler is wicked to drive and loud!!! 2L Harley Davidson engine.

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi From Brighton

Replies: 11

Views: 2034

Hi Reuben, welcome to the boards.

Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Gavin Armstrong in Nottinghamshire

Replies: 11

Views: 2112

Hi and welcome Gavin.

Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Various work

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Thanks guys & gal. This kind of stuff is our bread and butter work mixed in with plant and machinery decals and factory signage. We don't get a lot of very high end kind of work to do although I do go through quite a bit of gold leaf every year. We've got similar stuff this week but we do have a...

Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:50 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Advuce needed on Acrylic shop front please?

Replies: 15

Views: 6793

Although smaller than your job we did this Acrylic sign.

All lettering is reverse cut vinyl applied to rear and then the whole back is coated with sign enamel, but a good quality standard paint would do, using a 4" foam roller.

It has that glossy glass look to it.

Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:41 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Neil Davey - Various work

Replies: 9

Views: 2256

Neil Davey - Various work

Haven't posted anything for a while but here's some things we've done over the past few months.

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:51 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: can i print flourescent colours? advice please.

Replies: 11

Views: 3067

Jason Davies wrote:or use an Edge.


Jasons right. I think it would be very straightforward on an edge.

I've never printed fluorescent on mine but have printed white reflective to change the colour using translucent foils.

Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Manchester Screen Printer saying hello!

Replies: 13

Views: 2460

Hi and welcome to the boards Joel.

Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W Beard: More wall graphics

Replies: 9

Views: 1449

Martin wrote:Neil, try these people

http://www.phototex.co.uk/


Cheers Martin.

Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W Beard: More wall graphics

Replies: 9

Views: 1449

Great stuff Warren.
Where do you get the PhotoTex paper from?
Keep posting mate always good to see your work.

Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Suffolk

Replies: 10

Views: 1717

Hi Ronnie, welcome to the boards.

I wish you had more to say though :D

Are you an aged Punk by any chance :-?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: W. Beard: Endeavour School Graphics

Replies: 26

Views: 4310

Big up to Warren that's a fantastic piece of work.
I hope you were paid handsomely for a project of that scale.

Lend us a tenner mate!!!! :)

Seriously though that really is impressive, well done. Are you entering the Sign Show comp this year? I think I'll give it a miss!!!!

Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:59 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where do you install vehicle graphics

Replies: 21

Views: 4089

We're OK now as we have a unit but it's not always been the case. In the past I've thought of the Awning type thing that's fitted to a camper van. You'd need a wall to permanently fix it too and if you have that it might be the way to go. You could even make banner type sides to hang from it to give...

Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: He would have hated it......

Replies: 28

Views: 4435

I'll raise a glass to John.
Much missed here.

Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From Tamworth

Replies: 8

Views: 1372

Hi Tom, welcome to boards.

Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Ward: Signage Assortment

Replies: 5

Views: 1102

Great selection of work Ade, quality mate.
Particularly like the Clinic tray sign, the Ospreys and Blues look cool too.
All nice tho, thanks for showing.

Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:11 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Williams: My new business premises.

Replies: 15

Views: 2636

Good luck with the new premises Karl.

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi there from the Highlands

Replies: 16

Views: 2439

Hi Neil, welcome to the boards from another 'ol timer'.

Neil

Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:59 pm

Forum: Flexi Sign Software

Topic: upgrade advice on flexisign expert 8.6 for my imac?

Replies: 5

Views: 2977

We use Flexi 8.6 on our iMacs running OSX 10.7.2.

I don't think SAi will be releasing a Version 10 for the MAC anytime soon, even never.
Can't help ref the plugins although CS2 won't run on Lion.

We run Parallels on ours but thats to run our EdgeFX.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New Years resolutions, anyone planning any?

Replies: 29

Views: 3725

Next year I want to promote and sell more of the work that we can do after having invested a lot over the past 18 months. I also want to do more traditional stuff too, this is a case of making more time and as I'm catching you up Jill, I'll be 49 in January and time seems to speed by faster and fast...

Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Cheltenham

Replies: 7

Views: 1247

Hi Petras and welcome to the boards.

Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saying Hello from Kent

Replies: 14

Views: 2442

Hi Adam, welcome to the boards and hope you have a great 2012.

Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:34 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: SteelTrack accuracy ?

Replies: 4

Views: 1060

We've recently taken delivery of a SteelTrack and I think we may be having the same problem. Just when I think I've squared the machine a test cut proves otherwise. I'm sure with slight tweaks we can get it right. As far as accuracy over 2m I couldn't say. Overall though it dramaticaly increases the...

Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Merry Christmas to all on the Boards

Replies: 19

Views: 3640

From me too. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and prosperous 2012. I must say I'm looking forward to finishing tomorrow and taking a well earned break till 3rd January. What are your New Years resolutions going to be........mine is to try and get my brushes wet more next y...

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 10 Years of UKSB

Replies: 20

Views: 3184

Congratulation and well done Rob.
What still amazes me is how this forum stems the ageing process. Funny that!!
I too have made many new friends thanks to the site so to the next 10 years I will drink a toast tonight. Any excuse aye :D

Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Aukland

Replies: 6

Views: 1097

Hi and welcome Bryan.

Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Festive period, who's closing up and who's working?

Replies: 20

Views: 4730

Seeing how things pan out this week, this morning things were looking quiet so we planned a general tidy up and work shop stuff but as of 5.38PM we've got quite a bit of work to do. Looks like a Friday finish and a 3rd of Jan restart. I'll have to pop in though over the Christmas to do a few little ...
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