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Active Member, Male, from South Toms River, NJ
Cranking away as usual and learning something new every day! Apr 8, 2017
- os101king was last seen:
- Oct 8, 2018
- Home Page:
- South Toms River, NJ
- South Toms River
- United States
- Experience Level:
- More than 5 years
- Work Description:
- Signs, Stickers, Banners, Vehicle Lettering, Graphic Design, General Mayhem
- Plotters & Printers:
- Mimaki JV150-130, Mimaki CG130-FXII
Started doing this back in '96-'97 when my guitar player at the time had a shop and needed help. Started out weeding... then setting up jobs for this old fella who brought us scraps of crappy old vinyl. I'd have to nest everything to within a millimeter to use it up and wouldn't you know, Benny still comes to my shop now and again!! Twenty years later!
- Signmaking & Graphics Software:
- Flexi Cloud, Adobe CS, Corel, My hands and a wacom tablet.
We would tour (the band was called OS101) and I'd lose whatever job I had, but Johnny would always need help. Went from help to running a satellite shop then to running the section of the business he'd called Stuck Up Sticker Company. We were in full swing when Fast N Furious came out so you can imagine most of what I did.
As the years went on, I specialized more in commercial and grew my own client base. Johnny eventually re-opened our satellite shop and in 2006 lost interest in running both when I purchased the name, client list and a tiny little Roland CAMM-24.... I IMMEDIATELY purchased a Mutoh 1204VJ and a graphtec cutter and was off to the races, in fact I JUST replaced those machines this year with the Mimakis. Bad decision in my opinion, I prefer the way the graphtec and the mutoh worked but these will do for now.
So I'm spending my time now fulfilling the needs of my contractor clients and expanding my base of online sticker clients. Everything from bands to small businesses looking for product labels to one of my newest clients and one I'm so stoked to work with, the LEGENDARY Gene Winfield! I'm just happy to be able to make those stickers. So I'm doing what I love to do and growing as it goes.
I love music, my old shitboxes and my family, not in any way in that order.
2005 F150 FX4, still have that clunker. 2003 Monte SS taken in barter for a truck job, a 1970 E200 Van with cragars and sidepipes, a 2005 Ural Gear Up, 1966 Tbird and a '91 sportster.
SignatureHuh? I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child.