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About locknload1

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  1. By day I work as a business analyst for a huge US based bank and also do the sign thing at night and weekends..
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    Going insane

    I keep my CR630 on com port 6, even when I unplugged it and plugged as needed I'd never lose that port to something like my printer. I also solved an infrequent pCut-fart issue I was having for the first year.
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    The Sign Chef.com

    Crowded as it may be, it's a very informitive site that keeps the visitor engaged wich I think is great for catching those impulse shoppers. Looks almost as busy as the Vista Print site.
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    "blank white round things ? have no clue what those are" Coasters?
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    just got a job :)

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    Do you give a warranty on your installation?

    I don't offer a warranty anymore, I stopped offering one after I realized customers were not asking for one. I've only ever had one issue with a small sign. I didn't think to prep because it was a new substrate. I replaced it and now use alcohol to clean EVERYTHING... since then, no problem.
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    how to price banners?

    Most of thye banners I've done have been on an "emergency" basis so although I get them for $9 I charge a minimum of $100 for a basic one color banner. I charge an additional amount for additional colors and if the customer wants a graphic of some sort.
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    My most detailed cut yet

    Nice decal!
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    MH871 Problem

    I think since it's all electronics based equipment that handles static loving vinyl, a good investment even if your machine is grounded (and especially if it's "high end") is a box of 99 cent store anti-static drier sheets. If even a "little" static makes it to the wrong componant it's guaranteed to cost you more than 99 cents. I stick one sheet into the end of the tube I'm cutting and in doing that, I've eliminated the issues usually associated with static in my ungrounded machine.
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    Biggest Weed to date

    Yeah, I'd be wishing it was a solid structure...
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    Heat Press Question

    A family member got me my 17x20 press as a gift some time back so I was reluctant to ask them to buy me an expensive one and went with a "Made in China" press at about half the cost. I can honestly say that I love the thing and in the three years I've had it it's been a very dependable unit. You'll get lots of stories and kudos steering you in one direction or another but the bottom line I suppose is your budget for the thing. I purchased mine through heatpressnation.com because they have a local fulfilment center and I had a coupon but they do carry several different brands from designer to knockoff.
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    Hand Carved Foam

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    Hand Carved Foam

    Thank you for the inspiration, the sign looks great! I've been wanting to get into this for a few years but hate the smell and doubt my abilities as this is more art than sign in my opinion. How long did it take you and what can you charge (in your area) for something like that?
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    Greeting From California

    Welcome from Whittier, what part of CA are you in?
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    addicted to trademarked logos

    I forgot to add, sweet bike! My buddy has a 1098 (I'm a R.A.T.), do you happen to have any patterns/vectors of graphics or race plates for a 1098 you care to share?