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  • Martin Pearson

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    October 15, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Did you close Corel & restart it? Not a Corel user but most of my software needs restarting after font installs/changes. Probably trying to teach you to suck eggs 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    October 15, 2019 at 10:21 am

    try installing just the thin or light versions rather than the regular 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    October 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Is it substituting the version you have installed Ian? Quick google search & there is a thin version of that font.

  • Martin Pearson

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    October 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I use to include "Subject to full site survey" on mine, especiaiiy if I hadn’t already done one or only had time for a quick look. That covers a multitude of problems you may find once you take a close up look.

    If the nstallation involves removing old signage then you might want to include something that covers hat you may find when removing old signs, ie a backing or framework that will need to be completely replaced 😆 😆 😆
    Robert Lambie posted a job they had done where there were a lot of signs all stuck on top of each other, can’t remember how many there were now but it went back decades if I remember right 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    August 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    quote Martyn Heath:

    Just reading through the threads on fluorescent vinyls, i have a customer looking for this for his signage and shop windows. Vans, tshirts to follow.

    How about the durability? Fluorescents seem to be short term only?

    Yes they are, think the longest you will get is 2 year but beware as many are only 6 months. The oracal that has been mentioned in this threadcomes in a 2 year variety can’t remember the code for it though sorry.

  • Martin Pearson

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    July 28, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I would check or get your customer to check with the local council before putting any kind of mirror film/substrate as this can be classed as a distraction to motorists & some councils won’t allow it.

  • Martin Pearson

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    June 22, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the replies People, will have a look at those suggestions

  • Martin Pearson

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    June 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I will do a cut line as @David Stevenson suggests and hope that I will get 3 years from this wrap.

    I would rip it all off & start again with the correct vinyl may cost you a bit but treat it as a learning experience 😆 😆

    The potential damage this could do to your business is simply not worth the risk. anyone looking closely at the van will see it & if I were looking for someone to wrap a van for me something like that would sound warning bells, I wouldn’t even contact you so no chance for you to explain how or why this came about 😆 😆

    I know that’s not the sort of thing you want to hear Pane sorry but t is very difficult to gain a good reputation & so easy to destroy one 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    March 31, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Deffinately no duplex unit David, previous owner used this for sublimation & said they had never had a duplex unit, the error just appeared one day so it may well be a sensor problem 😆 😆
    I bought 2 of these spares or repair, the other one is the sawgrass version, I can make one good printer from the 2 if I have to but would like to get them both up & running if I can 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    February 7, 2019 at 2:03 am

    2 methods Phill either fit a pci parallel port into one of the spare slots in the computeror or use a usb to parallel adapter, if you go down the adapter route buy one with an FTDI chipset 😆 😆
    Really easy to set up as well 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    February 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t do that much work now so my software requirements have changed a lot but when I was orking full time I had a design computer set up with 2 virtual machines.

    Same idea Chris is talking about but instead of using microsofts virtual machine I was running vmware player which was free & reviews rated it as a better system than the microsoft version, that may all have changed now as not up to date.
    My main operating system was widows 7 pro & I had 2 virtual machines, one XP & one windows 98se 😆 😆

    This is not the same as a dual boot system where you would boot the computer into one or the other operating ystems. This is all run from windows 7 so starting vmware player brings up a new screen for what ever virtual machine you have installed, you can drag & drop between the 2 as well which was great 😆 😆

    You will need a licenced copy of the operating system you want to install on the virtual machine though 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    January 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Welcome Andrew, thanks for taking the time to say hello 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    January 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Have you got a local woodworking club? Might be worth speaking to them, just to add to what Neil has said if you used ply with an Oak frame you could also use an oak veneer to cover the front. Really depends on where it is going, internal or external. You might even get away with a piece of Oak kitchen worktop, without knowing a lot more detail it is hard to say. I don’t think there are a lot of trade suppliers for this sort of thing in the sign industry, maybe it’s something I should look at doing myself 😆 😆 😆

  • Martin Pearson

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    January 8, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Not something I would do mainly because I think it’s a con, like the hand wash businesses that have sprung up all over the place offerning "CAR WASH from ONLY £3" you get in & its £1.50 extra to wash the wheels etc 👿
    What I have always tried to stick to is if it is something I personally would find misleading, a lie or a con then I have kept clear of using it myself 😆

    But then again I am not a successful business person & maybe that’s some of the reasons why :blushing:

    I do think the breaking it down into a daily or weekly spend is a good idea & I always tell people that vehicle graphics are one of the cheapest ways to advertise, breaking it down can also help with upsells, well it has for me 😆 😆

    If I were going to offer cheap(er) van graphics I would probably do it as a monthy special rather than full time with a picture of exactly what you get for that price.

  • Martin Pearson

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    December 23, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I use method B same as Phill, never tried method A but from what I can see it not only uses more material but takes longer to put together so there is a time element as well as a material cost to consider
    Like Phill I have never had a problem with method B 😆

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