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  • I hope I am not the only one here that makes mistakes?

    Posted by Simon Worrall on October 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Here is a short list of the mistakes I have made this month.
    Maybe others can learn from these. Most probably I need to slow down…

    1. Changed the colour of a banner, but didn’t include the website colour to match. I printed two of them before I noticed.
    2. Put up two signs in the wrong order. Had to go back and change them.
    3. Applied vinyl to a glass window, but the vinyl is now coming away at the edge. It was air-release vinyl, but I had to use a bit of water to straighten the graphics when they veered off to the left. This is the result, and it’s only been on a couple of months. I have to go and replace this.
    4. Agreed to apply pinstripes to compound curved bike parts using brittle reflective material. It broke while applying, and took me an hour to remove the vinyl. The mistake I made there was agreeing to do the job. I would say it is impossible to do.
    5. The printer picked up some fluff while printing a dark blue banner, and red drops went all over the face. Hard to see on the printer, but unacceptable and needs to be reprinted.
    6. An Aluminium frame wrapped in Avery Supreme is starting to lift at the corners.
    7. I applied vinyl to a pickup truck, but it was not level so I had to redo it. Twice.
    8. Dropped lots of dots and commas while weeding.
    9. While dry-applying frosting to a window, and pulling away the release paper, a letter was stretched and ruined so the whole thing has to be done again.
    10. Left my expensive ladder at a job an hour and a half away, so I had to send somebody to go and pick it up
    11. Forgot a sentence on the back of a van, just four small words, so now I have to travel an hour to replace it.
      Applied laminate from the end of a roll to 3M IJ180. The last couple of meters in this laminate are usually unusable, but I forgot. Heat won’t get rid of the marks, so I have to print the whole thing again

    There are some more, but I can’t remember all of them.
    I just thought if there is anyone else having a bad month, you are not alone! 🀨
    Simon.

    David Hammond replied 1 month ago 14 Members · 25 Replies
  • 25 Replies
  • John Harding

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Simon, we all make mistakes your not alone I agree maybe you need to slow down or not promise everything all at once also sounds like you are too eager to please.
    Saying no is hard to learn but very powerful and gives you control of your life, but I’m not claiming to have mastered that either!
    Take it easy out there! πŸ˜€

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I’ll admit to 2 and 10 this month…

    (Number 2)
    I was putting a large sign on a building consisting of three large panels. Needless to say, the middle panel should have been on the outside and I never noticed until I stood back to admire my handy work. πŸ€”

    (Number 10)
    I left a set of steps in a gym – never realised until a couple of days later when they sent me an email about it. Mind you it was only a 10-minute drive away so not as excruciating an error as yours. πŸ˜ƒ So I’ve got a bit to go yet before I reach your level of incompetence! 🀣

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

    That’s what I like about you Phill, a sympathetic ear & who always knows how to make someone feel better.
    🀣🀣🀣🀣

    So I’ve got a bit to go yet before I reach your level of incompetence

    • David Stevenson

      Member
      August 24, 2023 at 9:08 pm

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know this posts almost 10 years but just stumbled upon your comment and am sitting here in stitches laughing!

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Not even close to my level, Phil. 😏

  • Russell Spencer

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    if a customer leaves a transit van parked on the road around the corner, make sure it is not next to a nearly identical van and also make sure your staff apply the graphics to the correct one!! 😣

    • David Stevenson

      Member
      August 24, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      I wrapped a brand new entire van after the car dealer gave me the wrong one!

  • Karen McGinty

    Member
    October 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Try not to think of them as mistakes, but as learning experiences that will ultimately improve your business!

    K x x

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

    πŸ˜€

  • Colin Crow

    Member
    October 25, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I had an expensive clanger this week too!
    Cut a customer’s own long, skinny design 3 times before sorting hidden layers etc. and getting right.
    Finally sent it to the cutter and walked away – forgetting in between I had cut multiples of some small text!

    Returned to find half a roll of expensive banner vinyl on the floor as the trusty Graphtec just completed its 12th copy! 🀨

  • John O’Sullivan

    Member
    October 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Hey Simon,

    Wish we had your volume of business You’ve made more mistakes than we’ve had jobs!! 🀣🀣

    How unfair is that! πŸ€”πŸ˜ƒ

  • NeilRoss

    Member
    October 26, 2013 at 7:31 am

    quote John O’Sullivan: hey Simon, wish we had your volume of business You’ve made more mistakes than we’ve had jobs!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ How unfair is that! 🀣🀣🀣

  • Kevin Busby Kevin Busby

    Member
    October 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    quote John O’Sullivan:hey Simon, wish we had your volume of business You have made more mistakes than we’ve had jobs!! 🀣 How unfair is that πŸ€”

    Hey thats the first thought that came into my mind to, Wouldn’t mind having that many jobs in a week let alone being able to make that many mistakes.

    I love the one about the transit round the corner, I can so see that happening,

    Employee – hey boss bit of a problem with that job
    Boss – What customer not happy with the job ? If he aint your gonna get fired
    Employee – Nah Customer loves it real good, (Walking out door) Just wants to know when we can fit it on his van instead of the hire company next door.
    Boss – Head in hands FFS.

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Ok so it was my turn today lol, if your sticking locators on flat cut letters make sure you stick them on the right side 😳 😳

    Lucky for me I only did it with one letter.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    August 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Martin needs come back, who remembers the ‘blue dot’ profile pic πŸ˜‚

    I’m sure if we’re all honest we’ve all had times where everything seems to go wrong.

    This week I gambled I had enough fluorescent vinyl in to do a bucket on a cherry picker, I didn’t.

    Knowing I didn’t have enough red reflective ordered some yellow in by mistake.

    Ordered in some orange wrap film for a customer waiting for their last changes to the text, only for them to change the design concept rendering 4m of the roll surplus to requirements. My own fault for jumping the gun.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 25, 2023 at 10:04 am

    @DavidHammond

    Martin needs come back, who remembers the β€˜blue dot’ profile pic

    That was odd and very funny mate. But the funniest part was when We were running vehicle wrap training courses in Glasgow and Martin turned up with a bright Blue Dot, about the size of a 5p on the end of his nose. I walked out to meet the 6 of them and saw Martin with the Blue nose. I waited till we were both alone and laughed and said to him…

    “Martin, obviously I know why the bright blue Nose mate, but why?”
    Martin says, “Just a bit of fun and so everyone would recognise me as Martin from uksignboards”
    I burst out laughing and said, “your the only one from uksignboards that is attending the courses this week! 🀣🀣

    He then went couldnt clean it off because he use Cyan Ink from his printer! 🀣
    Comes walking back over to me asking “is it off yet, rob?”
    me, laughing again…. “no its still there, but now bright red nose because of all the rubbing. 🀣🀣

    I kept laughing all morning. im facing 6 people trying to be serious doing training and there is Martin with a bright blue and red nose. 🀣🀣

    talk about a joke, back firing on you. πŸ˜†

    • David Hammond

      Member
      August 25, 2023 at 10:32 am

      I seem to remember a post where he claimed he wasn’t a real person, and was made up to populate the forum πŸ˜‚ or maybe I am imagining that.

      • Robert Lambie

        Administrator
        August 25, 2023 at 1:39 pm

        🀣🀣

        He is certainly real, and one of a kind!

        • David Hammond

          Member
          August 25, 2023 at 2:41 pm

          But he did post, claiming he wasn’t real didn’t he…??? Are any of us real?? 🀯

          • Robert Lambie

            Administrator
            August 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm

            He may well have done mate. 🀣

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    August 26, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Ohhhh we had a good one this week.
    SO, this very good and long standing client asked for a fast price for stickers, 500 run, 6 types over the phone.
    The price was given and we were told to go ahead ASAP, short deadline will send an email shortly to 100% confirm.
    I skipped our normal processes, manually wrote out a worksheet and sent it to production.
    On delivery. ‘Why have you run 500 of each, I emailed to say 250 of each’.
    Guess who didn’t read the email?

    FFS…

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 26, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Oh definitely one of a Kind, they had to break the mould after me, the thought of more than one of me scares even me!

    I don’t do very much sign work now so have forgotten what little I did know, certainly don’t remember any of this so if there are no pictures then it didn’t happen.
    If by very slim chance there is some degree of truth in what Robert has said what happened to ” What happens at Wrap Training stays at Wrap Training”

    When Robert mentioned cyan ink it reminded me of another mistake I made a long time ago, if you have carpet under your printer & you spill cyan ink on it then make sure you clean it up straight away so this doesn’t happen.

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      August 26, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      I haven’t heard from you for ages Martin. Glad to see your post and hope you’re keeping well?

    • David Hammond

      Member
      August 27, 2023 at 10:45 am

      Good to hear from you Martin, hope you’re keeping well πŸ‘

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 26, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    @martin-pearson

    🀣🀣 Good to see you still get your post notifications, Martin.

    If by very slim chance there is some degree of truth in what Robert has said what happened to ” What happens at Wrap Training stays at Wrap Training”

    I told you on the wrap course, I won’t say a word about your Cyan nose and will keep that promise, Honest! πŸ€“πŸ€£

    I actually remember you posting that photo of your dog covered in cyan ink, mate.
    Spilt Ink is one thing, but how do we know you were not using the dog to clean your nose? πŸ€”

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