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F. Skierk

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Post Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:21 pm

best selling signs?

I try to do only vehicle signage because I work from home and don’t have space to manufacture signs. As time has gone on I find myself doing more small signs and that type of thing.
What I would like to ask is, “what types of signs do you sell most of?”
Shop front signs
Pavement signs
Vehicle signs
Window graphics
Small temp. signs
Etc etc etc
I ask this because I want to promote being able to do more than just vehicles. But with limited space & cutting equipment I am struggling to decide which route I should take.
Any advice is much appreciated :D
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:29 pm

Here's my sign list, the first being the most popular & so on.
Correx 18"x24" job site signs
Correx 4'x8's
small aluminum signs
magnetic sign sets (2-12"x24")
banners
4'x8' Alumalites
4'x8' Plywood
Windshield stickers for Zit-faced Teens
Vans
Truck Doors
Trailers
Motorcycles
Window Splashes
:wink: It's amazing the things that you can do on your kitchen table!
Not the vehicles, of course!
Love....Jill
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:17 pm

Need a big table to get a mack truck on :lol1:
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Jim Clough

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Post Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:59 am

Hi Sally
I recently saw a simple system for signage at a local supplier. This involved a print done by any method (Inkjet-laser-etc) which was then put through a small hand operated roller with a self adhesive backed acrylic sheet either 2 or 3mm thick. The print being on the back. The acrylic comes in all the 'A' sizes and 1/3 'A' size. They also had a plastic type paper for outdoor use (laser print only) A really simple but effective means of doing warning signs etc.
Cheers
Jim
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Shane Drew

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Post Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:00 pm

Hi Sally,

When I sold my big sign shop, and started up again working from home, space was very limited. As well as doing vehicles signs, I concentrated on A Boards, Corflute builders signs, and magnetic signs.

These had the best profit margin (at the time) required no manufacturing, took up very little space, and most of the bigger shops were not interested in these 'smaller' jobs.

Worked really well for me at the time. Now I have moved to bigger premises (built a huge shed on my parents property) my work load is such, that the little jobs like that are really hard to find time to do... Go figure :cryhard:
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F. Skierk

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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:32 am

Thanks for all the help so far everyone, great ideas
I think I will be doing

Pavement signs (buying in)
Correx signs
Magnetic signs
Foamex signs (can cut with Stanley knife)
Vehicles (fit on site)
Windows (fit on site)
All vinyl cut stuff basically.

Any other ideas would be great. :P
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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:08 am

An ideal machine for home use is a laser engraver. These are expensive , however you can make a ton of money , they are small , take up minimal space and most stuff that comes off it is ready to go. There are about a zillion things you can do with one apart from signage and if you can operate a printer , you can operate a laser
Look at my website to see what we do with ours
http://www.tokerbros.co.za
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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:15 am

I have another idea for you
With just a vinyl cutter , you can actually do etched plaques in brass , aluminum and stainless steel. This can be done with simple equipment like a pyrex dish.
Basically , you apply the weeded vinyl to a metal substrate. Then you use ferric chloride that "eats" the metal where there is NO vinyl (its not an acid) , its a form of chemical engraving , and you paint in the letters. You can charge a fortune for etched brass or stainless steel and it maybe requires 35 quid in equipment. I have posted chapter and verse about etching here and at the Roland site , the user forums , I think it was under the colourcam section.

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