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Big squeegee

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by njsteve, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. njsteve

    njsteve New Member

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    OK, here goes. I have been involved in the sign business on the sales end for a fairly long time. I just recently started to try, key word is try, to do some installations myself. Needless to say I broke even on a few jobs because I had to make the print twice. I broke down and bought a big squeegee. I can't believe the ease of use on this thing. Am I a master yet, NO, but are the prints more than passible, YES. This thing saved me alot of time and money. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there to maybe help another newbie who is thinking about buying this product.
     
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  2. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Nice plug. I just watched a video on the Big Squeegee and it is an impressive thing to see it done so easily. The one I saw looked like a quarter section of pipe.
     
  3. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    You broke even just because you had to print a job 2x? Need to look at your pricing, you are in NJ not Nebraska. Price accordingly with the expectation of a possible mishap.

    I have 5 Big Squeegees and I wouldn't trade them for anything! I use them every day!
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA............................
     
  5. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    Oh yeah, welcome from NJ :Welcome:
     
  6. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    I have 2 of them and I have no idea how I functioned without them in the past.
     
  7. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Welcome too.
     
  8. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Yeah, every time I mount a 4x8 print in five minutes I think about the years we spent applying them wet at the end of the day so they'd have time to dry out overnight.
     
  9. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    Welcome to the show!
     
  10. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    yes please, I am getting killed because people are not pricing right.

    the BS is a good tool. and welcome from MA.

    JR
     
  11. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I forget how many of them I have, either 12 or 14, best tools in my shop!
     
  12. njsteve

    njsteve New Member

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    ok I didnt want to admit that I screwed up that many pieces of digital printing. The one job I had to do a few times, then pay someone else to do it. I don't want anyone to worry that I'm 5% louie. I just screwed up so many times, felt embarrased to admit it. Thanks for all the welcomes.
     
  13. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    What part of Jersey are you in?
     
  14. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    It's a tough field to plow sometimes. Keep trying!
     
  15. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

    it happens to all of us. you will get it just hang in there. :goodpost:

    JR
     
  16. njsteve

    njsteve New Member

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    yeah, it takes alot of trial and error to get the pricing just right, then just when you think you got it your told, "i can get that for half of the price" LOL. We are in Northern NJ.
     
  17. john1

    john1 Guest

    Pricing is one of those things where, No matter what everyone on the forums are charging your costs will differ. Depending on your hourly rate you would like to get paid and the suppliers your using.

    You will always come in more expensive than someone else or less expensive than others. I don't worry about matching anyone's pricing anymore, I know what X job is worth to me according to my time and materials and that's what it is.
     
  18. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Welcome....

    I just layed down my first back lit. It was 24" x 10 ' long and I was terrified. Layed perfect. Then put the 210 laminate over and was terrified. Layed perfect. I have 3 Big Squeege's and thanks to Dale, I'm no longer terrified.
     
  19. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    You put down laminate after you installed the vinyl? Why, no cold laminator in the shop?
     
  20. Red Ball

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    Welcome from the Kingdom of Texas!

    We are new Big Squeegee users. Absolutely delighted with them.
     
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