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Hi all from sunny (not) Grimsby - Aargh look out - a newbie!

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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:56 pm

Hi all from sunny (not) Grimsby - Aargh look out - a newbie!

Hi all, just to say hi and get noticed. My name is Gaz, Scottish but based in Grimsby. I am completely new to the game and am in the process of trying out sign making to expand my "empire". I currently manufacture and cast pewter figures etc, & also make latex, RTV and Vulcanised moulds. This is all a part time venture and I supplement my income with HGV driving. Due to being fed up with getting speeding tickets, fines etc (aren't we all i hear you say) I have decided to "expand" & being graphically enabled? and having a good eye for drawings, I thought about signwriting and signage/livery. This came about as recently my boss has purchased some new vehicles and was paying a fortune to have them "decorated". Not by a local I may add but by someone who operates 60 miles away! There isn't a lack of sign shops in this area (one or two are definately lacking!!!) but I figure I might just be able to squeeze in and give it a try. Having bought a 24" Roland (2H) to play with, I still need some more info and some good consumables suppliers (help please :roll: ) any advice offered will be noted and appreciated. Cheers, Gaz
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:04 pm

Big welcome from me in sunny Glagow. :o :lol: :wink:
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:12 pm

Hi Sally, I'm a Glasgow boy myself, born in not so sunny Govan hehe., Thanks for the hello!, Gaz
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:31 pm

hi mate.. another scotsman.. :o cool.. we are picking up. :wink:

thanks for stopping by and taking the time to introduce yourself. :P
great to have you on board..
anyway questions you have feel free to fire away (:) .
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:46 pm

Hi Gazza... Welcome from the sunny south (if only).

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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:53 pm

Hi Gazza and welcoem to the site
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:59 pm

Hi Simon & Mort. Hey Mort, do you have a proof reader hehe
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:49 pm

Hi Gazza,

Glad to see another new comer on the boards - it's a bit of a grammar/spelling minefield round here mate, so best get used to it :lol:

As the others said, don't be affraid to ask away - we were all beginners once and you'll find a wide spread of skills/abilities here to help you along.

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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:00 pm

Hi Nigel, yeah i've been reeding the poasts and seaing what evryone has been saying hehe, Just hope they all use spellcheckers :lol:
Basically, I have a couple of suppliers but need to expand on these, needing hard plastic sheeting, also looking for advice on an up to date version of vehicle outlines inc trucks. Any help on a Roland PNC 960 would be useful, been in touch with Roland and have asked them to check out the machine and let me know if anything is on its way out, but as its a little old, info and tips are a bit thin on the ground. Is there any good sites with ideas/finished work that is out of the ordinary?
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Gaz
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:05 pm

hi gaz from a freezin' forfar!!

welcome to the boards!!


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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:10 pm

Hi Nicola, what i remember about Freezin Forfar is the "Loonatics", they still kicking? Gaz
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:41 pm

you've lost me gaz?

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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:43 pm

Welcome aboard m8

You could try the Roland site in the USA they have a forum there for thermal printing on the colourcamm or post on it for info.

Sally why have you got a Union Jack when you come from Glasgow!!

heh heh heh.

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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:01 pm

Hi and welcome Gaz,

Pretty easy to get a grasp of things here, you just ask and about 20 ppl will reply with the info you need :D Looking forward to your input on the boards and good luck with your new venture.

Incidently, has anyone else noticed the huge number of Scotsmen (and Scotswomen) arriving? And not an Angus, Hamish or Caile in sight! :wink: :wink:

Cheers, Dewi
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:50 pm

Hi Forbie &Dewi. I would have used my birth name but i don't think you would be able to understand it. I was born in Glasgow during my folk's holiday from the western isles, so a true islander to heart. Unfortunately my folks moved to the mainland soon after i was born!. Anyway, Nicola, Forfar athletic?, were they not known as the loonies?.Thanks for the info lads, i will have a gander at the sites and see what i can find.
Off to bed now, been up since 03:30 with work this morning.
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Gaz
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:26 pm

from one newbie to another, welcome! :wink:

its great here. you will love it :P
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:32 pm

Hi Gazza :D

A big welcome to the site

Hope you enjoy the ride :D


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Post Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:38 pm

Oh! In answer to one of your enquiries:

Vehicle outlines

There is an icon on the home page you can click on:

Impact Graphics by Brian Hays

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Post Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:08 am

Hi Gary & John, thanx for making me feel welcome, i have joined other boards and groups but all i ever got from them was a moderator "hello", nowhere near this groups welcome! I don't intend to trouble people too much as i am usually stubborn enough to work things out myself, but i will of course ask should i be stuck on something!. Thanks for drawing my attention to the link John, i will have a look shortly. Just gotta get some coffee down my....COFFEE!! did somebody say COFFEE!! oh! it was me! duh, no coffee in the morning makes me like that hehe. cheers all. Gaz
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:26 am

Hi Gazza

Like the many others before I extend a welcoming hand.
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There is no need to fret aver spelling and grammar on UKSB, it's one of Rob's rules I have no idea why he dreamed that up.

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Kind regards

Alan
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:44 pm

hi & welcome :D
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:02 pm

ah forfar athletic :oops: :oops sorry gaz shows i'm no footie fan!!
i only like the forfar bridies!!! that's how i'm gettting so fat!!!


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