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  1. Doyle

    Alcohol may have damaged paint - looking for suggestions

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I will try some compound or the mentioned Back-to-Black product and see what happens. The customer has also implied that rather than replacing the step board that he would be interested in a store credit (his idea-not mine). We will certainly be more careful with...
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    Alcohol may have damaged paint - looking for suggestions

    Ever feel like there are customers that are just problems all around? From the get go, we had issues on both ends of this transaction, employee didn't respond timely to the customer so he was impatient with us, then nit-picked every little thing along the way. Then, after he picked up his...
  3. Doyle

    Font ID help please?

    Thank you!!!! Happy Friday!
  4. Doyle

    Font ID help please?

    I've seen this font a thousand times, don't think I've ever used it. Anyone recognize this? Thanks!
  5. Doyle

    Source for Pre-patinated Corten / Weathering Steel

    I found the material in 60" x 144" sheets available from our local metal vendor. Thanks for posting the information and photos, it will be helpful. I am working on two different jobs using this material, coincidentally. One thing that I have wondered is if the surface rust/runoff will stain...
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    Source for Pre-patinated Corten / Weathering Steel

    There are youtube videos, but I will definitely take some progress pics on this one and post them should I get the job
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    Source for Pre-patinated Corten / Weathering Steel

    Found an answer to my question, no need to find the steel pre-patinated as there is a process of using peroxide/salt/vinegar to actually accelerate the process to just a few days, will probably be going this route.
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    Source for Pre-patinated Corten / Weathering Steel

    Bidding on a project with a stupid-tight deadline for both the bid submittal and production timeline (aren't they all?) and the client has specifically requested pre-patinated / pre-weathered corten steel (example photo attached). Size of the piece needed is approximately 144" x 56" 3/16" thick...
  9. Doyle

    Shuttle Bus Wrapping Above Windshield And Around Caulk

    Thank you! We've got two of these to wrap within the next week. It's gonna be fun!
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    Shuttle Bus Wrapping Above Windshield And Around Caulk

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    Shuttle Bus Wrapping Above Windshield And Around Caulk

    So, we've already done 2 of these buses in the past. And probably the most difficult area for us has been the front of the bus, just above the windshield. There are many curves in a very tight and difficult to reach area, just wondering if anyone else would be willing to share their...
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    Just getting into Shirt making. Need Advise on Pricing

    OR....... offer a better product and you won't have to use junk t-shirts with cheap printing to turn a profit. It has never been my goal to sell for less than the other guys, and so far it has paid off. I would rather be better, not cheaper, but that's just me. Granted, this will depend on the...
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    Just getting into Shirt making. Need Advise on Pricing

    Coming from someone who operates a medium-sized sign shop, we also have a full screen printing custom apparel department that keeps 2 full-time employees busy every day, it is a CUT-THROAT business to say the least. As mentioned above, there is always some hack in a garage/basement picking off...
  14. Doyle

    Heat-resistant mask for burning graphics into wood

    I checked out that link, doesn't look like a film we could cut in a plotter? We need to cut out a logo (somewhat detailed) and burn this into the wood. If the logo were really simple, we could probably use this and just apply the tape around the logo, but I'm pretty sure we will need to cut on a...
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    Heat-resistant mask for burning graphics into wood

    Looking for a recommendation of a material that could be used to create a negative of an image, applied to raw wood, and we would use a torch to burn the image into the wood? We have tried a couple of samples using some hartco sandblast resist, but the high heat melts the adhesive and looks like...
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    Gatorfoam situation and using solvent-based spray adhesive with vinyl graphics?

    Thanks for the replies! We were already in the process of trying to paint the gatorfoam to see if that would work, so we will continue with that route. If we use latex paint, are there any recommendations as to whether we should use a primer or a top coat latex paint? We are trying to keep the...
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    Gatorfoam situation and using solvent-based spray adhesive with vinyl graphics?

    I made a mistake on choosing the materials for this project and now I am trying to fix it. We have 30 photos printed on oracal/orajet 3164, 36" x 60" laminated with oraguard 200 matte. I planned to mount these photos to 3/16" gatorfoam, and that is where we are having trouble. I have seen an old...
  18. Doyle

    Ice Rink Graphics

    Thank you for the information! I am looking at Ultra Flex strip mesh material, which is a "standard hole" mesh, as opposed to some others that have small holes. I understand that the smaller holes will yield a better image/more vibrant colors, but should I stick with the standard hole mesh...
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    Ice Rink Graphics

    I've received a request for some in-ice graphics for a local youth hockey rink. I've done a little searching and found this thread, which is helpful. I can get the strip mesh material from Fellers, but I have a couple of questions. After printing, can I contour-cut (by hand) the image/logo with...
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    Manually Laminating Vehicle Wraps... Is it possible to master?

    I can't imagine attempting to wrap a vehicle or any other printed signage without a laminator.... it is a necessity. That being said, we bought a USTech laminator a couple of years ago and have been quite pleased with its performance. We use it for all types of laminating and some mounting...
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