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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:21 pm

alucolour panels-eukanuba

Fitted these 2 today. Returns done with SMP extrusion
We only did the eukanuba signs, (thanks to John Simpson for the prints)
but I did like the Giant Pet store sign, which was already at one of the locations

Both signs 8' x 4' Arms are acheing after fitting on my own

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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:34 pm

signs look great peter... :D whats the "Returns done with SMP extrusion"
im not familure with them. sorry, im being nosey :wink:

nice prints mr simpson :D


peter, i have to say, i have the upmost respect for folk like yourself, going out and fitting work like this on their own. its not easy at the best of times and an 8x4 is NOT small... im guilty of always having a lad on tow when i fit any signs.
amongst others, ive also seen phill fenton, andy gorman etc fit big fascias, lightboxes on their todd and i always wonder "how the hell?" :-?

anyway, good stuff mate and thanks for taking the time to post your wrok!
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:53 pm

rob
heres one I did earlier
https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... 449#129449
And http://www.signmakersproducts.ltd.uk/ select returns for the product

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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:55 pm

Nice one Peter!
I do like the other sign as well. It's fun.
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:12 pm

ahhhh right got you now... yeh i have saw them but never tried. i must have had a blonde moment, :lol1: i thought the returns were for builtups and always wondered how this could be achieved with letters with tight returns like a letter "S"

i think i will give them a buzz for some samples. looks good/neat and save s us folding "big" panels as we can only fold 6ft max. :-? :D
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:26 pm

nice job done peter :D

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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:02 pm

very nice work peter
i have never use the returns as shown but they look very nice
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:12 pm

Nice job Peter, how's your arm's, getting some feeling back now.

Always nice to see where your work ends up.

(Thanks Rob)

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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:15 pm

and john :wink:

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Post Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:22 pm

thanks Nik :oops:
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:37 am

nice signs peter..what type of fixings did you find best for this type of panel?

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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:44 am

well done Pete.

I don't fit my own signs usually, especially a full sheet. I have contract sign fitters. Wish we had those smp frames here locally, looks like a great supplier to have on tap.

Good print job too John. What material did you use, and was it laminated?
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:04 am

hi shane, not sure the norm for folks, but unless i think a sign is going to be regularly washed, or south facing, i never bother with a laminate.
i can understand with the sun in your neck of the worlds this might be something all prints get treated to?
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:18 am

Thanks Rob, I guess we do have harsher environments here with the sun, the highest consistant UV ratings in the world here in Qld (Skin cancer capital of the world too) but I'll usually laminate anything that needs to be long term. I don't laminate promotional stuff tho.

Interested to hear that you guys over there don't see the same need for laminating as we do here.

Yellows and greens will fade here in 9 months unlaminated if facing the direct sun. I did an unlaminated banner for a pet shop here 8 months ago, and all the yellow is white now. The hot pink and black in the sign basically is unchanged.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:18 am

Jon,
As far as fixings go, the trays are hung using 4 pieces of ali angle. On the clad building, I used pop rivets to fix the angle. 2 full width pieces top and bottom, and 2 pieces of about 2' for the centre of the sides.
I then used self drill and tap bolts to fix the tray to the angles.
The Giant Pet Store had a wooden fascia, so screws instead of rivets.

I sometimes use the self drills to fix direct to the cladding, but in this case because the sign was hung portrait, felt rivets were safer (2 on each corner of the highs on the cladding)

Rob, Shane

The print was laminated, but John no doubt wil tell you more.


Its no great fete to fit single handed, the alucolour is very light, it might have been a bit awkward in any wind though.


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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:25 am

I think we have said on here before that some of us "over engineer"
Well i am guilty of that in this case. Because the job was for a friend i didn't want to let Peter / Lynn down by printing onto a cheap substrate, so i print onto "Graphiwrap" which is a cast vinyl using the cast lam as well.
That way i have done my best for Peter / Lynn, so there shouldn't be any come back to either of us.

If i had been told it was for short term exhibition type work then i would have used a cheaper material but would have still laminated as i use the Rockhopper which is Eco sol, all my prints need laminating in my opinion & in my experience.

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Post Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:12 pm

looks good peter, do you have a photo of your method of fixing the sign ? or maybe a demo ????!!!!

i thiink i have in my mind, but cant work out a couple of details, well.. maybe i have but dont know it without seeing it !

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Post Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:33 pm

Hi Peter, just came across this post whilst searching for something else-was that the Norwich branch of the Giant Pet Store by any chance (I know it well!)
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:59 pm

Peter,

Must have missed this post before. Just to say ta v. much - just asked SMP for samples.

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Post Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:21 pm

Hi Lorraine ,
Yes it was Norwich.

Peter

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