MemberJune 7, 2005 at 3:52 pm
Some of you have seen me post over the last few months and I did stumble across this site a few years ago, it is a great site and hope to join up in a bigger way, wanted to talk to my collegues first but thought I would update the profile as I have posted a fair bit now.
My name is Dave Rowland, I work for a number of companies as an assistant to print/sign production, my main skills are computers as I am a programmer but have spent over 10 years working in printing from t-shirts, silk screen stickers/production printing, digital printing leaflet & inkjet, litho and the last 2-3 working mainly with the Sign Shop/Signs of Success in Barnstaple in North Devon learning the trade of Signage. I have been involved with Signs for over 10 years but I lack the physical signage skills but I am well adapt with the design and systems softwares Shiraz, Fiery, Corel, Adobe etc).
So, I have always been someone who likes to help out and hope to offer some assistance to someone here.
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 6:02 pm
Ello Dave 😀
Crikey 2003 …… its taken you a while to say hello but better late than never 😉 Good of you to take the time to give us all a bit of an update and add your pic.
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 6:10 pm
thank you carrie. 80 vs 2000 post count and moderation on top, only 6 months between our registrations and you could be termed as a “post count junkie!”
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 6:13 pmquote DaveRowland:
:lol1: Makes a change from being a “font spotter” or one of many other names I seem to have gathered along the way.
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 6:21 pm
I’m a post junkie. I have been attending meetings though and I think with a little help from my friends I can make it through this problem.
Thanks for the background info, I’m sure I will be asking you for help soon. 😀 Do you want to do more production work on signs or are you more happy designing them?
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 6:54 pm
I have quite a few posts chalked up myself.
Glad ya finally introduced yerself.
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 8:13 pm
hi dave!! 😛
will probably be asking you a few tips on the computer side of things!! 😛
great to have you onboard!! 😀
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 8:16 pm
welcome aboard mate, good to have you and thanks for loading your pic. 😀
MemberJune 7, 2005 at 8:26 pmquote Carrie:
Indeed, Keeper of the Shovel, Watcher of Fonts, Partaker in the Scooby Fest, Raider of the Lost Post and Handler of the whip… so Counter of the Posts can be added no problem at all! 😀
Hi and Welcome Dave 😀
We’re all sane.. well, most of us are… you can tell the people who are a little nutty as their names appear in different colours in the Who’s On list :lol1:
MemberMarch 2, 2019 at 7:09 pm
Well well well… it’s now 2019 and UKSignboards is speedie on my screen, was a while ago that this place was very slow and also with so many changes over the years. I haven’t been here for a while, I no longer connect myself as a sign maker, I am now a postman and still self-employed and doing non-sign making work however recently got back into the T-Shirt printing game but no equipment here.
How things have changed since 2005 / 14 years ago since I became part of this group and sure enough became a regular back then, many of you became my friends but hardly speak now, birmingham NEC became a focal point of the calendar, many times we would end up until the early hours in some dodgy venue wasting all of our money !
So, what happened to me? I moved on from the Sign Makers I was part of but at the time many things happened that some of you know, I lost my Dad and I had many issues in my personal life, made some very difficult decisions and lost a another person in my life as well as helping my mother fight a cancer scare.
After some very difficult times over the last five years I was free of a burden but ended up with without much money to even live on, I joined Royal Mail 4 years ago and only working part time, still part time and I also work with eBay / Amazon and now some online work, I have over the last four years attempted to rebuild my life after the difficulties I have had.
So, I am currently watching StarTrek Discoveries at this moment, playing around online and I thought I would see how my old friends are doing. Hope all is well
Dave Rowland aka Mimaki Green Giant !
MemberMarch 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm
Sorry to hear of your struggles Dave. Your contributions in the past were good and often entertaining. Thanks for checking in, and all the best on the rebuild… Dave 2.0.
MemberMarch 3, 2019 at 1:22 pm
Good to see you posting back on the boards instead of through letterboxes Dave! 😉
You have me on Facebook, so you know I keep up to speed on what you are up to and the hard times you have been through also mate, which cannot be easy!
It is good to see you back on the boards and for what its worth, I think your knowledge on many things sign and print related maybe wasted in your current line of work. I know you helped many out here and off the boards while you were a regular on UKSB.quote David Rowland:
hey! there was nothing wrong with those late nights after the SignUK Exhibition, it was "networking" Dave… Networking mate! and many of us still network at the shows… next one coming up in a matter of weeks! 😆
Joking aside, I hope to see more of you mate and as Duncan says, I wish you all the best mate!
MemberMarch 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm
Hi Dave, good to see you on here again.
MemberMarch 4, 2019 at 7:32 am
Networking eh…. I am very good at networking but the protocol is rather dodgy
MemberMarch 4, 2019 at 8:54 am
Hi Dave – good to see you back on these boards :thumbsup:
MemberMarch 4, 2019 at 8:57 am
sorry to hear things have been tough for you.
lots of the old guard that were prominent posters here 12 or so years ago have disappeared,
maybe like me they read now more than post.
All the best
MemberMarch 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm
Hope your well mate.
Good to see your on the mend!
MemberMarch 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm
Hello Dave [emoji869] you still on my Xbox friend list [emoji23]
MemberMarch 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Good to see you back on the boards Dave.
MemberApril 2, 2019 at 5:56 pm
Nice to hear from you Dave, the network man !
MemberJune 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm
Hello once again, I am back ! for a few minutes at least.
Hope all is well, since the last few years I been involved with fixing Arcade Machines and we run a arcade bar that been shut-down right now, some of you will know will know what I am talking about.
I am at the verge of starting back up doing vinyl for machines, so I need to ‘learn’ what’s changed in the last 5 years, I also need to find out how I can go about printing when I have no equipment what-so-ever.
So, yes … hope all is good..
MemberJune 5, 2020 at 11:39 pm
Dave, great to see you again mate!
You are not alone…
Amongst at least 3-4 other first time users of UKSB have appeared again on the boards in the past few weeks.
Always good to see some old faces resurface mate. feel free to chip in when you have time!
MemberJune 6, 2020 at 11:27 am
Good to see you again, if for just a few minutes.
Hope all is well, the arcade business sounds interesting.
I saw Nicola make a very brief appearance the other week but missed Andrew.
Take care mate and look forward to future posts now your dipping back in [emoji5]
MemberJune 6, 2020 at 11:48 am
I would imagine arcade machines to be a great passion of yours Dave knowing your interest in old computer games? Can’t you use a trade printer to print the vinyls for you? You of course could design the wraps artwork yourself. Sounds like a lot of fun and would love to see some examples?
MemberJune 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm
Hi Dave from another name from the past:)
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 7:44 am
Dave! Is it time to roll the calendar out again? Where’s Peter?
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 8:11 am
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 8:14 amquote George Elsmore:
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 8:56 am
Hi Dave, it’s been a while since I was here also lol
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 10:41 am
Bloody hell, where you all hiding around the corner with Andrew and Nicola? 😆 😆
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm
I love looking back over some of the old posts, the old Friday night club was so much fun! I’m still friends with many on fb though, even if we don’t often talk it’s nice to see how people are doing!!
I guess Fb is largely to blame for the lower use of forums, there was a time on here.. if you made a post at midday, by 6pm it would be off the front page if it hadn’t been replied to!
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 1:06 pm
Harry ! where are you :rollseyes:
MemberJune 8, 2020 at 2:06 pmquote Martin Cole:
MemberJune 18, 2020 at 6:32 am
It’s been a while and MR Fenton guessed exactly what sparked me to come back here. Look for trade solutions lol but I don’t even remember the rules here lol
So many faces , bringing a smile to me !!!
What’s a Mimaki now? no idea
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