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36" coroplast sign

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by firstOff, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. firstOff

    firstOff New Member

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    Hey guys i have to do 3 coroplast signs 36" x 24" i was wondering what the best way to put these on are. I have had nothing but trouble. Should i cut the graphic? should i lam then cut? everything is printed on roland sp-300 any help would be great.

    Here is the customer supplied graphic. Basic sale sun burst.

    Thanks

    -Shawn
     

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  2. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Have you ever done any work with vinyl before?
     
  3. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    CORO SIGNS ARE TEMPORARY SIGNAGE.....so what with the lam???? it aint like its gona be around more then 6-10 months.....vinyl would be fine, printing is fine....
     
  4. Idea Design

    Idea Design Very Active Member

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    Holy buckets. Am I the only one in awe here? Wow. Look what OP said.

    :thumb:
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Roll `em up and Big-Squeegee `em on there.
     
  6. To funny Pat. I think we should play "I can do that sign in" ....30 minutes.

    Really,
    1) Cut your coroplast to size. Make sure the flutes go up and down not sidways.
    2) Cut your shadow first, put transfer tape on it and set it aside
    3) Cut your top graphic, put transfer tape on it
    4) Take your coroplast( flutes running up and down) and line up your shadow, apply and peel transfer tape
    5) Peel your top design and apply it so the the shadow so that looks like your design. Peel transfer tape
    6) Make invoice and charge your customer a crap load.
    7) Go have a beer. It's been a hard day.

    If you have Roland, print, cut, slap. No laminate needed.

    Learning curves are a hard thing.....
    Good Luck!
     
  7. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

     
  8. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] . Slap it, Trim It, Bill IT !! . [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  9. jscarl

    jscarl Very Active Member

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    Hey thanks Sign Man. Knew there was more to it. Now maby, just maby I can sell one for lots of money.
     
  10. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    wow
     
  11. tommythesignguy

    tommythesignguy Active Member

    idiot
     
  12. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    pay a sign company.
     
  13. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    print and stick
     
  14. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    print it up, mask it over, rub it down............OH NO!!!!!!!!!

    Nothing more nothing less.........
     
  15. austinmultimedia

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    Be easy on the guy, we all started somewhere :) After All, Look at his screen name, "FirstOff"... :) No offense implied.
     
  16. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Ditto a lot of stuff already said.
     
  17. Mikeifg

    Mikeifg Active Member

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    Print it on 8x11 on your lexmark. Then tape it to the coro. I've seen tons done around here like that. you know these people 100 signs 99.00 I can't believe I'm not doing that.
     
  18. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    I kan paint that ther sign in five minuts)))))))
     
  19. firstOff

    firstOff New Member

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    best answer haha.


    thanks guys. couple of tough answers. but then again maybe a bit of a dumb question from me. and yea i am pretty much new to the business. ive been doing smaller stuff for a few years and just recently jumped into larger stuff and its sometimes easier to ask some questions first.

    thanks again!
     
  20. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    I could play print em direct in about 2.5 minutes? Seriously, if you are unsure of your application abilities, put it on wet and squeegee it out with a window squeegee. Set it aside to dry and you're done. Before the flatbeds we made a ton of coros this way, and my "new guys" liked doing them wet at first.
     
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