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    Font ID please!

    Need to know both fonts on this image! Thanks!
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    Bar Sign

    Did this sign for a local bar. It was an odd request at first because of how they wanted it mounted, but it ended up being a pretty cool idea. When the light reflects off of the bar top, the entire bar area looks really good. Details: 8' x 2' Aluminum frame (hand riveted) acrylic panel (polished edges for edge lighting) Edge lit with LEDs Oracal 8810 - Oracal 8810 is a b**** to work with in the warmer weather. I have had a hell of a time getting ANY tape to work with it.
  3. I have an install coming up at a local bar, using the frosted glass vinyl. I was playing around with it today and was having a lot of issues with air bubbles. I was applying dry, without any transfer tape. If anyone has any tips to help for a clean install, please let me know!
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    Best place for 2"x4" stickers on a roll

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    Oracal 8810 frosted glass help

    Finally got my ht55 tape in, and applied wet with no major issues... but man is this stuff a PITA! Looks good though, will post a pic when I get a chance.
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    My first flute sign..

    Looks like it could be centered a little better. That's all I really have to add.
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    trailer lettering

    "construction" needs a thicker stoke to separate it from the nail.
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    Painted sign

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    lighted sign repair

    Nice work man.
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    First sign

    looks like the have a few flavors.
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    Too much info being crammed into 1 design. At 10-20mph, the only thing that will probably get read is 'Laser' - "A&S" is too condensed and tough to make out at first glance. - "Creations" & "Let us service..." is too tough to read because blue on black just doesn't work. The white stroke helps, but needs to be heavier to help break it away from the black. - All of the extra white text is WAY too small. If you find yourself making things smaller to fit more and more... you have way too much going on. Simplify the details. Focus on portraying a memorable brand. I'm not telling you to go and spend a fortune on a logo design, but you need something that is going to MAKE someone want to slow down and grab the extra info. Do you want to fit in with all of the guys working out of their basements/ garages... or do you want to stand out? Don't take this as an attack on your design. Just trying to help.
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    Need help IDing this font

    I feel like I should know what this is, but I can't seem to figure this one out.
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    Need help IDing this font

    Nice, thanks mark. As for the kerning, this is part of a logo that was created by the bar owner's niece... which is probably the only details I need to give for you to know what to expect. lol
  14. Thanks to the help I received from some of you... regarding the sawgrass driver... I was able to have a pretty successful first shot at this. The logo is one I designed for my men's league hockey team. I posted a thread on here for the Jerseys over a year ago. I also made these as a gift for a friend. The alignment could have been a little better, but I'm pretty satisfied.
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    First attempt: Coasters and Koozies

    Thanks guys. rlvied... I live 2 seconds from tanger and rockvale!
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    Sublimation Printer Recommendations?

    Pretty satisfied with my richoh so far. I've only had it since Tuesday though!
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    First attempt: Coasters and Koozies

    Having a lot of fun designing this stuff!
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    World Class Grass

    No, this is not an ad for medical marijuana... I haven't posted any work on here in a long time, so I thought I'd post a recent (ongoing) job. A landscaper came to me after changing his business name to "World Class Grass". He wanted to do something a little different than the typical tree/ mower type logo, so I sketched up some quick ideas which eventually led to this. I kept the details very basic, knowing that he'd likely have me do his truck and trailer, and who knows what else... If you guys aren't offering logo/ brand design as a service, I highly suggest you do. If you avoid it simply because it is a skill you lack, you can easily sub out the design work to someone with the skills. So much of my work has been a direct result of offering logo design. A logo design quickly turns in to vehicle graphics, then t-shirts... then trailer graphics... then business cards...... then lawn signs... ...you get the point. I will have more stuff to post from this over the next week or so. Doing a truck for this guy tomorrow. Meanwhile... just finised up these shirts and hoodies for him. Broke the logo down to 1 color for the shirts/ hoodies because he's on a tight budget.
  19. First... some background so this is easier to understand... I started my business on my own, working out of the basment. It was originally intended as something just to do on the side, because of my full-time job (Nuclear Security). I work a rotating 12 hour shift, so I'm pretty much to the point where I can't really grow the business without taking a big risk I'm not willing to take at the moment. My father recently lost his job, and the immediate plan is for him to work his way into the business. The issue is, he hasn't had the chance to go through the 'trial and error' period that I did while trying to learn the design process, cutting software, heat pressing, suppliers, etc. If I'm going to bring him on and teach him the basics, I need to take on some more work so he has things to do, but at the same time, I can't have my turnaround slow to a creep because simply he is learning. He has artistic skill, as well as some 'hands-on' skills, but he is a little behind the technology. So I guess my question here is... if anyone has experience with it... what is your process for training someone new (if anyone here actually has employees/ helpers)? The main things I need him to learn are: Illustrator CS5 Cutting Master Vinyl Application What supplier to go to for what Setting up files for different applications (Vinyl, print, screen printing, etc.) I've taken the whole thing kind of slow, but I need to have the process better organized and have some kind of plan.
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    Are there any Mac users out there?

    Sorry for the delay... Forgot I posted in here. I'm just not a big fan of signcut. Maybe it's a personal preference... I dunno. I used it for 2 years and was just never very happy with it. I was much happier with cutting master straight out of the box, but that could also be because I jumped from a laserpoint to the graphtec.
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    Need help adjusting color

    sounds good. thanks for the help!
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    Need help adjusting color

    Completely new to sublimation. Just got a Ricoh SG3110, but need some help improving my prints. The prints aren't very crisp or colorful. Printer setup is a weakness of mine lol!
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    Need help adjusting color

    Thanks guys. Will install the power driver. Recommendations for temp and time for certain substrates?
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    World Class Grass

    Thanks Dan! It was kind of a last minute decision to add the banner behind the number. The number just looked way too lonely back there by itself. I actually didn't charge the guy anything extra for it, because I couldn't stand how it looked without it. Also, my name is actually Alex. Last name is Andrews
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    World Class Grass

    Thanks guys! Yeah, I wasn't too thrilled with the way it looked reversed. Did one of his trucks today. Would have liked to get some better photos, but the weather was pretty miserable today.