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College guy and his decal business

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by decals, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. decals

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm Steve, I'm 22 and hail from Portsmouth, Ohio. I got into vinyl a few years ago, mainly making decals for car-clubs and lettering/store-hours for local businesses. After a much too long hiatus, I'm back. Hopefully, I'll be able to pay for books with my little business as I'm going to college to become a Civil Engineer.

    I love pinstriping. I'm getting ready to get some brushes and learn the trade. So far, my pinstriping designs are only on paper, but so far its a pretty good way to learn a steady hand techniques. I feel drawn to learn the old ways of signmaking as well because its part of our history and a dying art due to the digital age. Its still a treat to find hand-painted lettering when I'm out in the field.

    I guess that just about covers everything. My cutter is a Roland STX-8 (12") vinyl cutter with a maximum cutting width of 9.8 inches. Since 99% of my graphics are currently less than 8" wide, it gets the job done.

    -Steve
     
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    RJ California Active Member

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    Good Luck with your pinstriping. Lot's of books and info are available on that subject.
     
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  5. decals

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    Thanks everyone! I'll check out the pin links. I appreciate the help.

    -Steven
     
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    Howdee from VA..............
     
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    sUp from Mich!
     
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  11. decals

    decals Member

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    Thanks again everyone =)
     
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    Wecome from PA
     
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    Welcom
     
  15. Jackpine

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    Welcome to the group.
     
  16. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    I thought about being a Civil Engineer once. Good Luck with that.:thumb:
     
  17. photoshoptrainer

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    Welcome from Arkansas.
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  19. tranzaction

    tranzaction New Member

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    Howdy ...

    A bid "howdy" from Chillicothe, Ohio. I'm new to the decal business, just purchased a 24" Graphtec. Do you go to Rio Grande or OUC ?
     
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    Welcome to:signs101: !
     
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