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  • Brian Carey

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    December 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Does anyone know where i can get cheap white Plastic A Boards? For temporary shop front advertising.
    BC

  • Gary Birch

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    December 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    You could try Glendining Signs. Not used them myself but prices seem ok.

    http://www.tssupplies.co.uk/download.html

    Cheers

    Gary

  • Stuart Miller

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    December 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I have used printed Correx folded to make a cheap Pavement sign.
    Picture attached.

    These people do them
    http://www.supersizeprint.co.uk/material.aspx?BaseProductID=8

    last item at bottom of page.

    It was actually a company in Leeds who printed mine.

    Can also use pieces of Dibond or Foam Board you may have in stock along with some of these handles & feet
    http://www.jagsignsupplies.com/aqshop/catalogue.php?id=980


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  • Martin Pearson

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    December 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    The only problem I can see with those sort of things is the fact that they are very light and would be prone to blowing over or away, yes I know that it’s to offer the customer a cheaper option and you would explain the disadvantages but at the end of the day the customer just remembers you sold it to them when it blows away NOT the fact that you said this might happen.

  • NeilFox

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    December 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Brian,

    I don’t know of anyone in Ireland that does plastic ones. ‘Sign & Digital’ & ‘Digital Solutions’ in Dublin do some alternatives that may help.

    Neil

  • Harry Cleary

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    December 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Very easy to make them yourself from sheets of Corriboard.

  • NeilFox

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    December 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    The only thing with Corri ‘A’ board for use outside is their lack of weight and wind resistance.

    They need to have sand bags holding them down.

    By the time you have spent the time making one, the cost of the materials and the means of keeping on the ground, a much neater and slightly more costly solution is a budget swing sign.

    That’s how I would read the costs anyway.

    Neil

  • Mo Gillis-Coates

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    December 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I got some off ebay for £30 each including postage made from moulded pvc board, pretty good and cost effective but very light….. however a sandbag underneath the sign over a chain attached to the front and back would sort wind problems…. for the a board that is.. they also had a protective coating on that you can peel of before applying the vinyl

    just do a search on eaby for shop sign a board and set the value to £35 max

  • Brian Carey

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    December 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Harry, Can you tell me how to join the corriboard? what do you use as a hindge and to stop it opening too far?
    thanks
    BC.

  • Stuart Miller

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    December 14, 2010 at 9:54 am
    quote Brian Carey:

    Harry, Can you tell me how to join the corriboard? what do you use as a hindge and to stop it opening too far?
    thanks
    BC.

    We cut the correx so the base was made from the two folded ends, the base was therefore double thickness and the two were held together by velcro strips glued onto each side.
    Hinge is made by only cutting through half the corriboard leaving one face intact. The face of the corriboard is tough enough to be its own hinge for a while.

    Yep Sandbags or rocks neccessary.
    Where I live a large rock is quite easy to find.

    All depends on cost and what the customer wants to pay. I think mine cost about £45 printed and all made up.

  • Harry Cleary

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    December 14, 2010 at 10:01 am

    A quick sketch that I hope makes sense Brian.
    10mm corri cut through one skin so that it folds in one piece. Tape along the cut to strengthen it. I have plastic eyelets that can be closed with pliers…looks neat when done but VHB tape would probably be better, As said, only for cheap and cheerful use and needs to be weighted down.


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  • Brian Carey

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    December 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

    thanks for that Harry, nice sketch’
    BC

  • NeilFox

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    December 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Stuart,

    What size Corri do you use to make these? What is the display area available?

    Do you use 6mm or 10mm Corri for these?

    Regards,

    Neil

  • Stuart Miller

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    December 14, 2010 at 10:47 am
    quote NeilFox:

    Stuart,

    What size Corri do you use to make these? What is the display area available?

    Do you use 6mm or 10mm Corri for these?

    Regards,

    Neil

    Pretty sure we used 4 or 6 mm corri.
    Made sure flutes ran vertically.

  • NeilFox

    Member
    December 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

    [quote]
    Pretty sure we used 4 or 6 mm corri.
    Made sure flutes ran vertically.
    [/quote]

    If the flutes run vertical, when you cut the board, you will be cutting across the flutes. Do you score the board rather than cut it?

    Do you use an 8 x 4 board fut to 2 x 8 and then make them from that or what size original board do you use to cut down?

    Neil[/quote]

  • Stuart Miller

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    December 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Yes we cut accross the flutes so they ran vertically for a bit more strength.
    Just score through the top surface and halfway through the flutes and when folded they snap and hinge along the remaining surface.

    The diagram is the dimensions we used and sent to our printer for an A1 print on each side, 2 can be cut from an 8`x 4` sheet.
    You can see at the bottom of each print the base folds over and they overlapped each other.
    If you use velcro strips on the base overlaps they can be dismantled and stored flat.
    Using the face of the correx as a hinge seems quite strong for temporary use and it can stand being folded flat and then reused.

    all the best
    Stuart


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  • NeilFox

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    December 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Stuart,

    Thanks you for your help and explanation.

    Neil

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    December 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Nice one Stuart…the double bottom is a winner!

    ……As the bishop said to the twins! 😀 😀

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