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  • Banners & Magnetic roll

    Posted by F. Skierk on October 6, 2002 at 7:01 pm

    Can anyone tell me who sells magnetic roll for vehicles? I have heard that the thickness matters is this true and why?
    I would also like to start buying in banners for letteringโ€ฆ anyone with any knowledge to share?
    Thanks in advance!

    Robert Lambie Robert Lambie replied 19 years, 10 months ago 10 Members · 32 Replies
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  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 7:12 pm

    Europoint sell the magnetic sheet for cars and vans, thickness- errmm not sure but I suppose the thicker it is the less well it will conform to curves etc.

    Banners – we use national banners (www.nationalbanners.co.uk) as for insider tips, you better wait for kev to respond to this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ANDY

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 7:35 pm

    europoint display and amari plastics do the magnetic roll sally.
    seeing as you are in scotland you should give beta-banners a call and tell them i sent you.. great service & price we get from these guys!

    on the subject of banners.. well kev from signscript is your man… he probably knows more than any of us here as he seems to sleep under the stuff.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Sally…

    the thicker the magnetic the better because it will have a greater magnetic hold on the panel below!

    I believe .85 gauge is nomally about right…

    try Europoint on

    Area: Scotland
    Contact: Cameron Steer
    Address: Glasgow based covering Scotland , North East England & Carlisle
    Contact Number: 0141 427 6111

    E-mail: Cameron.steer@donald-murray-paper.co.uk

    …and if you’re a paid up member of the UKSignGroup (ยฃ34.99 a year subscription – link on the home page) you can buy magnetic and a whole lot more at amazing prices!

    more soon

  • Joe McNamara

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Sally,
    We use europoint for the magnetic – great stuff at a fab price for members; and boldscan for banners – ask for john – nice banners – exceptional quality – fast delivery and right every time!
    Cheers
    joe

  • signscript

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 9:43 pm

    (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot)

    I DO BANNERS…. lots of them…. lots and lots of them, any size and shape!! i can also supply unsprocketed banner vinyl in loads of different colours as little or as much as you like … no need to order the minimum 5 metres!!!

    you can have them dowled, sleved, with hemms and eyelets and the eyelets come in different colours (Black, Brass & Nickel)….. we’ve got rope, bungy cord….

    call me for prices 0870 770 8322

    cheers kevin

    (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot) ME (hot)

  • signscript

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 9:49 pm

    rob: how do you know what my bed sheets look like???

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 10:00 pm

    oh oh eh…. mike told me! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ………….yeh thats it mike said so ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ide see him if i was you coz he says things and and well see him… im off! (angel) (<(

  • Graham.Scanlan

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 10:29 pm

    2 grades

    .85 for vehicles (more pull)
    .50 display grade for fridge magnets, business cards and the like

    you can also buy paper that is magnetic to go thru your inkjet printer…

    remember to tell your customer to store their magnetic signs correctly when not in use,

    ie in the boot of the car without protection, because all the dirt and metal bits get attracted to the back of the magnetic sheet,

    and when your customer puts the signs on and a off a few times it will scatch the paintwork and in the end cause rust spots,

    also dont apply magnets to a freshly painted vehicle that has not been oven baked,

    erm what else………………

    oh yeh,

    make sure with your customer that their vehicle is metal ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 11:06 pm

    Moonbrat just about said it all Sally, there are to grades 0.85 for vehicle magnetics and he said 0.50 ( I thought it was 0.65) for display work. As moonbrat is a supplier I will bow to his greater knowledge. If you use the thinner magnetic for vehicles it will come off the vehicle at speed. I have quoted for magnetics, been told I was to dear only to see the customer a few weeks later, they had bought magnetics elsewhere and they kept falling off. We ended up doing them a set properly for the price we had first quoted.
    I have a sheet which details how to look after magnetics that I give to all my customers that buy a set. I will sort out a copy and e-mail it to you if you want.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 6, 2002 at 11:21 pm

    Martin – Can you also email me a copy of your advice for looking after magnetic signs? – or post it here.

    I think these things are a great way to add value to what you are selling to your customer.

    I have an advice note that I issue with every van livery I do. This offers advice on looking after the graphics that have just been applied – but more importantly, give an impression of profesionalism. I also use it to remind the customer that he is buying very cheap advertising when he gets his van signed up.

    It also results in repeat business and extra business. For example, a customer of mine recently had his van lettered up – then afterwards decided to get his car lettered up as well – due in part to reading my advice note – but mainly because he suddenly realised that effective signs were very good advertising for his business.

    I will post this tommorrow for all to see

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 7, 2002 at 11:39 am

    This is a copy of the letter I give to all my customers when they come back to collect a van that has been lettered:-

    CARING FOR YOUR VEHICLE GRAPHICS

    A vehicle livery is one of the most cost effective ways to
    advertise your business. The lettering that has just been applied
    should help to generate additional revenue for your company.

    To ensure you get the best possible service from the graphics
    that have just been applied to this vehicle, please bear the
    following points in mind:-

    Graphics should not normally be washed for about a week after
    application (adhesives need time to flow to build a stronger bond
    with the surface).

    Standard car washes may then be safely used, but care should be
    taken with high pressure wands or washers. Spray pressure must
    not be more than 1,500 Pounds of water per square inch, and
    temperatures should be no higher than 180 degrees F (64.5 C).
    When these washes are used, the nozzle should be kept at least a
    foot away from the vehicle and at a perpendicular angle.

    If at some point in the future you wish to remove these graphics
    this can be achieved as follows:-

    Gently heat with a hair drier (this helps to soften the vinyl and
    the glue), it will then be possible to carefully peel away the
    vinyl in one piece. Any remaining marks or glue can then be
    removed using a suitable solvent such as white spirit or
    “Autoglym” tar and adhesive remover.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    October 7, 2002 at 2:20 pm

    thanks for sharing Phill – nice to see and useful to read too!

    thanks

    more soon

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 7, 2002 at 5:33 pm

    excellent phill.. well worth thinking about doing from now on.. cheers for sharing… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • signscript

    Member
    October 7, 2002 at 7:53 pm

    dont forget, when your talking to customers about magnetics.. dont forget to make sure there not driving an AUDI, A2, A3, A4 etc etc or a GRP Taxi.. yes it does happen, as many on these boards will tell you. people buy magnetic signs for aluminium and other non-ferous cars and expect a refund when they dont stick…

    (:) (CUSTOMER)

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 7, 2002 at 9:51 pm

    No problem at all Phill, I’ll sort it out over the next couple of days and post it on the boards for all.

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 7:58 am

    Also most of the Land Rover family have ally panels.

  • signscript

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 11:13 am

    and dont forget reliant robins

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 6:49 pm

    …and boats too!

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 7:14 pm

    go-carts, surfboards, buggies….. oh yeh horses ๐Ÿ™„

  • signscript

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 8:15 pm

    Rob, sorry to hear you having problems with Magnetic Signs & Horses… Here is one we did recently… if you having problems give me a call and ill give you some helpfull hints

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 9:07 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†
    you have far too much time on your hands mate ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 9:41 pm

    Kev, I would like to learn more about magnetic horses, could you please post some more detail on the site.

    Is the whole horse magnetic or just parts of it?

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 9:47 pm

    Dont let him kid you martin… im onto him… its just a picture of a statue of a horse made from metal… eh kev? youll have to get up early to catch old robbie out ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 10:29 pm

    Nah – I still think the pictures a fake. A magnetic sign wouldn’t stick to a bronze statue – so he’s not fooling us there ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 10:37 pm

    yeh you have a point phill… maybe double sided sticky tape for speed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 10:49 pm

    Its a real horse, I’m sure of it. It has probably had an operation and its ribs have been replaced with metal.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 8, 2002 at 11:38 pm

    damn it now i am stumped! ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก

    waite a minute! i know… its dobbin the panto horse from “rent-a-ghost”
    i bet timothy claepole is inside holding a metal tea server tray against the body and when kev went up with the panel it stuck…phew…

    thought i was going daft there kev ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ now i can sleep tonight ….(sleep)

  • signscript

    Member
    October 9, 2002 at 9:44 am

    you are all wrong… it is a real horse!! but it lives in an area where the water is high in iron content, and it drinks too bloody much and therefore its magnetic!!

    …………. honest …

  • signscript

    Member
    October 9, 2002 at 9:47 am

    oh and rob.. i dont know where you get the cheek to say i have too much time on my hands when you spend all your time making pictures of “Osama Bin Gray” lol ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Sparky

    Member
    October 9, 2002 at 2:50 pm

    We are all entitled to our view Gray ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    This time you are right ๐Ÿ˜›

  • signscript

    Member
    October 10, 2002 at 8:27 am

    sorry, gray…. but its quite convincing

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 10, 2002 at 9:19 am

    ide watch what your saying kev…gray seems to have a bit of a split personality… ๐Ÿ˜‰