• about me

    Posted by d.quirke on September 10, 2004 at 11:09 am

    Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself,
    im 20 years old and have recently set up my own sign business, primarily specialising in fire and safety signs, but have also looked into other areas of the trade. hopefully when i become more establised become a “one stop sign shop” my company is called “quirky de-signs” and currently its just me and a roland cam 1 24″ desktop plotter. Any advice to the new kid on the block would be gratefully appreciated such as which items make the most prophit, best materals to use and suppliers to get them from. I am currently making a banner 600mm x 3,500mm in three colours vinyl applied to the front, if anyone could advisde me of a suitible price to pay for this it would be greatly appreciated,

    thanks in advance for your help


    Chris Wool replied 19 years, 8 months ago 10 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    September 10, 2004 at 12:24 pm

    hi mate & welcome to the boards…
    thanks for taking the time to say hello to us all..
    20 years old and starting out? best way to do it mate.. im sure you wont look back. 😉
    if your looking for help advice etc you have come to the right place..
    we have a great bunch here, tons of knowledge and are a crack at times too :lol1: feeli free to ask as much questions as you like.. thats what this place is all about. 😛 :welcome:

  • Martin Pearson

    September 10, 2004 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Dan and welcome to the boards, as Robert has already said there is a wealth of knowledge on the boards and it covers just about every section of the industry so spend plenty of time reading the older posts as well as the up to date ones.
    Not sure that you have the best name for a company that specialises in health and safety signs but its a catchy name if you intend to expand to do other forms of signage.
    As for the banner your pricing should really be in line with other sign companys in your area so the best people to ask are the local sign shops. Get one of your freinds to phone and ask the price for a three colour banner at the size your making.

  • Nicola McIntosh

    September 10, 2004 at 6:46 pm

    hi dan!! 😀 😀

    a big welcome from me too!! 😛


  • Carrie Brown

    September 10, 2004 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Dan 😀

    Welcome to the boards and congrats on your new business venture!!

    Dont give your services away make sure you always charge for every little thing …. as Martin said you could ring around competitors and find the local prices?? If you read through the older threads you will find loads of info on suppliers and best materials to use for what job.

    Get your pic posted aswell, always good to know who you are chatting with around here.

    Carrie & Stephen :welcome:

  • Andy Gorman

    September 10, 2004 at 10:53 pm

    Welcome Dan. You’ve already made the best move by registering here. Loads of knowledgeable people here keen on helping. Ask all the questions you want and read as many of the old posts as possible, including the demos. My experience: vehicle graphics can be very profitable but can also be a very competitive market. Learn all you can about the correct materials for the job in hand always.

  • John Childs

    September 11, 2004 at 6:34 am

    Welcome Dan, and good luck in your business venture.

    You need some of that, as well as hard work. 😀

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    September 11, 2004 at 12:59 pm

    Howdy there Dan.
    Love…Jill 😉

  • Kev

    September 11, 2004 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Dan,
    Good Luck in your venture.
    I am also pretty new to the world of Vinyl and have found that everybody on here is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. The only problem – this site gets addictive….


  • d.quirke

    September 14, 2004 at 10:20 am

    htankyou all for your welcome and advice, a photo will follow shortly, does anyone know if theres any exhibitions coming up shortly???

  • Chris Wool

    September 14, 2004 at 10:47 am

    we have exhibitionists but no exhibitions at the moment – welcome anyway


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