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Ewan Chrystal

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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:57 am

Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

I've deliberately put a couple of jobs off until January and have caught up with loads of work these past few weeks so this week is an easy one with a few jobs waiting when i start back. With that in mind i've decided to finish on Thu with no rush jobs to do - its bliss.
Anyway just want to wish everyone a good one when it comes and hope you all get a break and chill out for a few days.
Thanks as always to my suppliers, I reckon we have some of the best trade suppliers in any industry. Always willing to help and go the extra mile for us wee guys.
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Re: Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

Ewan

I've done the opposite, I've been trying to get all my jobs in before xmas so I can start with a clean slate for the new year.

Which way is better, FIGHT!!!
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:49 pm

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I think i just like the idea of having work to come back too, gets the ball rolling in January.

As for a fight.....I'm washing my hair that day sorry
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:56 pm

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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 pm

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We have been trying to clear everything for a fresh start next year also. Not been easy though but getting there. couple of large jobs to go out before close down on Friday and then off till 9th January which is a long shut down but been doing it the past couple of years now, staff like it so works well for all... The key is to shift the work load before shut down though.

I personally have had a manic past month and still is till Friday. Had an ISO 9001 audit being done on us last week too which we passed with flying colours so the hard work has been worth it.

I will welcome the break but doing anything but putting my feet up. lots happening behind the scenes of UKSB/G so i will be glad when its all done.
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:26 pm

Re: Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

Been a crazy busy one for us here too with last minute jobs being confirmed left right and centre.

Only several hundred Sqm of printing left to do on a range of materials, a load of CNC cutting and some fabric printing off course!

I get a well deserved day off tomorrow looking at new kit to stream line our workflow. ( watch this space)

I would like to take a minute and Thank everyone on the boards that's has supported us and used us for a variety of jobs though out the year, it's been a pleasure working with you all.

Hope everyone get a much needed rest over Christmas.
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:01 am

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Il be keepin her chappin right through, one man band and more time off means less money, took delivery of a cnc laser last week so plenty time to play with it, nice few jobs to do between Xmas and new year to pay the bills.

I used to think my old man was strange never taking days off telling me he enjoyed working, I think I'm turning into him!!
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:03 am

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What Cnc you got David?
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:42 am

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We've been busy too the past few months.

Got a site survey to do today, for an installation early hours of the 3rd, after which we're going home again, and returning on the 4th. Got a van to install tomorrow and then heading home.

Coming back in the new year to a few nice jobs. I'm looking forward to the break, although I may be in between xmas and new year to paint the walls.
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:09 am

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I intend to finish up tomorrow but will be keeping my printer fettled over the break so will probably do a little printing if needed.

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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:21 pm

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Prints arrived this morning John. Thanks have a good break
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:35 pm

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Looks like I'll be finishing on Friday then doing bits n bobs inbetween.

Got a van that needs done and just got an order from someone desperate for sticker........ Just the usual
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:34 pm

Re: Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

Breaking up on Friday, however just received an order for 75m2 of printed
Wallpaper direct onto plasterboard needs to be fitted before students return to uni.
Using pre pasted option rather than reposionable due to size of wall approx8500x 8000
Any input would be appreciated

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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:10 pm

Re: Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

Order your media & inks tomorrow, because after that you're going to struggle & good luck :lol:

Metamark are doing a range of Wall coverings, which we've tested, you can print on their high tack and laminate with a textured lam, or they do a wallpaper, the ink didn't scuff as easily as mactac's media when printed on our solvent machine.
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:08 pm

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This is the first year that we managed to finish early. I had to slow it down deliberately as we have just moved to a new larger unit. We managed to get it all done today, it only took 2 days so our holiday starts now. It's also nice to have work to come back to.
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:48 pm

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Well today hasn't gone quite to plan :sad:

All ready to install the van today, and my dad's ended up with an emergency eye appointment with speckled vision in the eye he had a cataract removed from, so van sent away cleaner than it arrived but with no vinyl applied.

Other than that we're ready to shut down, and I'm now sat making an annual hard copy backup of our file server :sleep:
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:34 pm

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For those who remember me, Merry Christmas from someone who's now a Postman! Just thought I check-in, not ruling out a return to the industry but for now it's on hold lol

I hope you all have an enjoyable time over the next few days, I will be working Saturday Xmas Eve!
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:18 pm

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:rollseyes: :rollseyes:

Who the hell is that above me.......Good to see you Dave..Postman, blimey,
your one of the most knowledgeable sign / tech people I know. Hope the new job is all good and keeping you nice and fit.

I finish tomoz and back for a day on Wednesday


Merry Christmas and lets all have a healthy and prospreous new year.
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:23 pm

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Merry Christmas to you to David - hope to see you back in the sign business at some time in the future :thumbsup:

I've just completed my last job of the year and will now be winding down for an early finish today and I won't be starting back until the 5th January. I've a busy start to the new year with plenty of work already booked in so need to get some rest. :awkward:
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:44 pm

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All the best Dave :)

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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Re: Finishing up on Thursday for xmas

Thanks David
Just ordered 1 yellow and 1 black and 2 white for delivery tomorrow just in case
Wallpaper ordered from metalmark
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:43 pm

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Metamark :awkward:
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:39 pm

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Good to see you back on the boards Pat... I mean Dave! :smiles:
I do beleive you have a black and white cat too, do you not?
Anyway, maybe out the sign trade but still involved with Letter's and as much as you dont use UKSB anymore, you do post elsewhere pretty regular! :lol:

Ok ok Sorry couldnt resist it mate, we both know you never miss an opportunity to slag me off. :wink:
Hope alls good with you mate. Long time since our Sign & Digital nights out on Broad Street! :bigsmile:
Anyway, dont be a stranger Dave, you have a wealth of knowledge as has been said already. :thumbsup:
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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:59 pm

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Thank you Little boy Robbie and the others - hope you all think of me on Xmas Eve when I am delivering your Amazon Tat that you start ordering tomorrow as when do fella's buy Xmas stuff, Tomorrow! :thumbsup:
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Post Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:13 am

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No worries Dave, I did send you a Christmas card last week, have you delivered it yet mate?... i mean received it yet? :tongue:
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Post Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:29 pm

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Stopping for Christmas implies that you are actually working & as I don't really seem to have done much this past year I can't really say I will be stopping for a break :blushing: :blushing:

Dave, sure I haven't been getting all my mail since I moved, can you check for me :lol: :lol:

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