• Posted by tamaith on August 31, 2002 at 6:46 am

    let’s see, I thought it was time to introduce myself. I have been haunting the board for some time now. I am not sure how or if I would fit in, I am just soaking it all in and learning.
    I am not a ‘professional commercial’ signmaker but aspiring to be. At this point I am a small racing graphics division of the family racing equipment bussiness. I letter Race Cars and decorate garments using Heat Transfer materials and my plotter. I have also created a few banners and have lettered vehicles. I will be adding Dye Sublimation soon. I also have a airbrush waiting for a victim.. eer volenteer.
    I am not in the UK either, I live in the country, back hills of Tennessee USA about 40 miles from Nashville. I have a wonderful and loving husband, 16 yr old son, a goat, dog, and 3 cats.
    I have no formal training, just what I have read, experienced and picked up the last few years. Observation is my best teacher. I have the backing of Signmaster, the owner a old family friend, who is always there for advice and encouragement, and a tint shop in town who does not work in vinyl, but has some wonderful equipment and material that I can use if I need in exchange for my talent in cutting vinyl.
    My equipment is a Roland CX-24 plotter, Epson Printer, Knight digital combo heat press, I use Corel Draw 10 as my software and I prefer Oracal Films, cheap and easy to work with.
    Grey Hodge gave me the address for your lovely board, so I hope to do him proud.

    Mike Brown replied 19 years, 11 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    August 31, 2002 at 10:32 am

    welcome to the boards tamaith,

    dont worry about not fitting in, we let all sorts on here!! 😉
    look forward to reading any posts you might do, and maybe even have a natter in live sign chat, which is on Thursdays 9pm GMT

    ANDY

  • Timmy Mallet

    Member
    August 31, 2002 at 5:16 pm

    Welcome to this fab place, if you need help there are loads of people ready to throw ideas at you. I don’t know what I would do sometimes without getting some real valued advice.

    The race cars you do, are they for any top teams? Maybe we allready see them on the telly.

    Anyway I would like to give you a warm Welsh Wooly welcome. 😆

    Timmy……. 😛

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 31, 2002 at 6:54 pm

    Hi there Tamaith and welcome to the boards
    I don’t care where you’re from or when you started. If you have as much as enthusiasm as the rest of us you will fit in just nicely.
    I hope you make a regular appearance on the UK boards, I look forward to seeing you time and time again… everyone here will do there best to help you out with any problems you may have & answer any questions you may fire at us…

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 31, 2002 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Tamaith and welcome to the UKSG boards, we have a right bunch on here so don’t worry about not fitting in, I’m sure you will be just fine.
    As has already been said where you are from and how experienced you are doesn’t matter here we are here for everyone that wants to take part.
    Hope to see some posts from you soon, if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, and maybe we will also see you in sign chat on a thursday, we already have a couple of people from the states who call in.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    August 31, 2002 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Tamaith and Dale!…welcome to the UKSG. Visited your web-site…wow!, very different!

    Look forward to reading your posts, views and advice and to helping you if and when we can.

    You’re very welcome and it’s always great to have different folks from different places to add to the rich fabric of the site!

    more soon

    mikethesign