my name is dennis, i'm 29 yrs old and from central nj. i currently work for a pharmaceutical company which has nothing to do w/ signs or art. my only experience in sign making was working for my uncle's sign business from 1993 to almost 1995. i really didn't do much work w/ designing layouts but worked alot w/ preparing plexiglas, magnetics, aluminum, etc., weeding vinyl and masking and applying. i've been contemplating on starting a sign business for years, only seriously though for about past 6 months. due to my current work schedule(4 days on/4 days off), i have alot of extra time. in the process right now of deciding on which plotter to buy. thinking of either a 24" panther from signwarehouse or a 24" graphtec from sign warehouse. leaning more towards the graphtec. doing as much research as possible and asking many questions. my uncle started his sign business out of his basement in 1990 and is still very busy. 1 advantage i have is having him in my corner to help me out if i need it(sure i will). glad i found this site and i'm sure i'll make good use of it.