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Adrian Neill

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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:39 am

Bonjour

Hi all. I have been lurking about a few times and found this site really interesting, and great for ideas.

I have posted a couple of things so far, and people have been really helpfull - will sign up to members area probably this week.

I work for a small sign company based in Braintree in Essex called 'Solar Graphics' (interesting story behind the name if anyone is interested) !?!
There are Eight of us here - six full time and two part time.
My job title is "Senior Graphic Technician" or "The bloke who does the designs" !!!!!!! :wink:

Hope to reap as much advice as I can, and of course pass on any knowledge I may have !!

Anyway will stop going on and design some signs !!
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:36 pm

hi ady & welcome to the boards :D
glad to hear you find the site of interest, hopfuly your visits will become a habit, then maybe an addiction, then you could even meet up with us all one day at the rehab centre for sign nuts :wink: :lol1:

anyway, ill stop, my patters crap :oops: :lol1:

thanks for taking the time to say hello and more so post your profile picture.

cheers mate :wink:
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:31 pm

Hi!
Welcome aboard.
As you can see, I visit this site so often it has caused severe eye problems.
My, that must be a busy productive company to employ so many.
My title here is
"THE IDIOT WHO DOES EVERYTHING"
But I must be doing OK because I have enuff work
so that I can pay most of my bills and buy groceries.
What program do you do your designing in?
Love...Jill
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Adrian Neill

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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:13 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys.

99% of our designing is carried out on the Gerber Omega software.
We currently run two PC's with this program. One runs Version 1.56 and the other, the more up-to-date Version 2.0 . I must admit I have absolutley no experiece on any other 'sign-making packages' but love using this software.

Most of the designing is done on the Version 2.0 .

We also have a network to an engraving machine. We bought this recently and seem to be getting to grips with it !?! :roll:

What do you other guys use ?
How does the 'Omega' software 'stand-up' to other programs ?
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:45 pm

Hi Ady :wave3:

Great to see another new face on the boards ... not that theres anything wrong with the old ones, well not old as in old old :o Can someone please take the shovel!!! :lol1:

Anyway, look forward to seeing more posts and maybe some pics of work. I would definitely recomend getting membership so as you have access to everything!! :D

:welcome:

Carrie & Stephen .... ...probably the only sane ones here :P
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:56 pm

What engraver did you get? I started out in 84 with on of the early 1m x 500mm engravers/routers (ISEL)
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:15 pm

Hello Carrie, Stephen & Rodney .

I have posted one job so far. Job was quite easy, other than the timescale allowed ! , but was nice to be able to get our hands on a Ferrari and cover it in vinyl !!! :D

As for the engraver Rodney, we invested in a Dahlgren machine. Not exactly sure on the model, but the 'bed' size is 640mm x 430mm. This allows us to engrave 95% of engraving jobs we do.

Were gonna be investing in a new digital printer soon :D - can't wait till that arrives - already thinking of the decals I can cut for my radio control cars !!
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:28 pm

what's the interesting story behind the name? (I'm nosey if no one else is)
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:08 pm

Hi Ady

Welcome to the site

Solar Graphics? An interesting story behind it you say. You've raised our curiosty. :police3:

So when you get a minute sunshine, maybe you can shed a little light
unless its a hot story that might raise the temperature a little on here
(hot)

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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:11 pm

Carrie wrote:Great to see another new face on the boards ... not that theres anything wrong with the old ones, well not old as in old old :o Can someone please take the shovel!!! :lol1:


At it again Carrie? You must spend a fortune on gardening tools! :wink: :wink:

Hi and welcome Ady :D I'm the resident insane one that ppl try to avoid at the sign meets :lol1: I work alone as no one is willing to work with me and my job title, That Nutter.. or similar :roll:

Hope you enjoy your time here though, everyone's always willing to help out and offer advice etc.

Cheers, Dewi
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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:20 pm

hi ady welcome aboard!! :D :D


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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:26 pm

Hi Ady and welcome to the site, hopefully you will be able to pass on some of your design knowlege to some of us less experienced sign makers.

Jill I must be better than you as I am " The complete idiot that does everything"
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Post Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:52 am

A few years ago, my boss at the time decided we should change our name, as his brother owned a sign company aswell with exactly the same name !! (confusing or what) Especially seeing as he was based right next to us !! :o

Anyway, we had at least fifty names written down as ideas, but couldn't really decide on which one. None of them really stood-out so we were hoping for inspiration.

At the same time, we had decided that it was also time to update our now very tired Volkswagen van and invest in a shiny new Mercedes Sprinter (not so shiny now)!!

Upon order confirmation we were given a list of number plates that we could choose from. My boss passed me the list to see if I could find anything interesting, as I always seem to have a 'knack' of spotting hidden words in number plates!

I went through the list, when one caught my eye :o S850LAR . I stared for a moment :roll: "hang on a minute" - S8 5OLAR. I showed my boss this plate and he seemed kinda interested.

then suddenly it came to us . . . . . . . . . . S8 5OLAR . . . . . . . Solar Graphics !!!???!!!!! Oh my god - not only had the inspiration eventually reared its ugly head, but along with it, we now have a personalised numberplate for the van !!!! Solar Graphics was born !!

It's amazing how many people spot the van and comment on how we must have paid a fortune for a plate like that !

Our current second van came with LX53BHN - we have no plans to change to 'BHN Graphics' !! :wink: (yet)
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Post Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:20 pm

Well spotted Ady

Bet the boss thought the sun shone outa ya ----side eh! :lol1:

I thought you specialised in solar panelled signs :D

Thanks for the explanation

John
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Post Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:32 pm

I thought you specialised in solar panelled signs


mmmmm. theres a thought ! :roll: :wink:

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