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esigns buys i-45 signs....

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by wildside, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I think the new owner will do very well with Esigns
     
  3. Gino

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    Hope everyone is happy in this new deal.

    Wishing Keith and the rest.... the best of luck in their new partnership....... :thumb:
     
  4. TXFB.INS

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    Thanks for the article,

    sort of disheartening to see that banners are being sold to the public for $2.44 SQFT
     
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    :thankyou: for the article.
     
  6. TheSnowman

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    That's great. Hope all goes well with the transition Keith. You guys do great work. Hopefully sending you some more this week.
     
  7. Pat Whatley

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    Give it five years and getting $2.44 will be far above average.
     
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  8. Coloradosigns

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    Congrats to Kieth. He's a stand up guy. :thumb:
     
  9. Typestries

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    Congrats Keith. Next level it! Good to hear things panning out. That opportunity showed tremendous potential for the right team....sounds like you are putting that together for real.
     
  10. gfgraphics

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    Good Luck to Keith- maybe he can make some changes, but if this is the same e-signs that is in Brighton, Mi, I'll keep my distance- had some bad dealings, and no return calls.
     
  11. signs2trade

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    I want to thank everyone for the great words of encouragement. You have all grown to know that I-45 Signs has always made any mistakes,right, with no questions ask. I can assure you without a doubt the merger of I-45 Signs and eSigns will only create an even better customer experience. As far as eSigns in Brighton, yes the location is the same but everything has changed. We have hired 4 more employees, a dedicated customer service supervisor, and more printers and finishing equipment. I along with the COO Jeff Lowenberg are personally running eSigns from Brighton. We both commute weekly to assure our customers are taken care of. You have access to Mr. Robert Marsh, Mr. Jeff Lowenberg and myself any time you need it. My cell is still the same. Please call me with any issues good or bad. Remember if something is wrong please tell us about it. If it's right please tell someone else about us.
    Thank you for the last 14 years and looking forward to the next 14.
    :thankyou::thankyou::thankyou:
    Keith Rowe
     
  12. Hog Wild graphics

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    we used I-45 signs a few times. Great company great turnaround.

    But the new company is selling banners retail for about the same as I was being quoted for prints larger than I could do in house.

    Not good for overall sign businesses. Guess everything just keeps getting cheaper.
     
  13. Techman

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    is that price before or after pockets and grommets?
     
  14. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    customer not too long ago came in with one of their banners asking if we could match their price ... told them, sure, I can even match that **** quality you are holding as well. ... will I? no. showed a banner we get with stitched edges, nice grommet work and quality printing ... he went with the **** banner.

    grainy graphics, taped unevenly, and grommets were crushed ... you get what you pay for. ... esigns knows his market ... it's the cheapest guy out there. he can have it.
     
  15. 300mphGraphics

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    Love I45. Three orders last week with great turnaround. Best of luck in the future.
     
  16. Just Another Sign Guy

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    just an fyi I think you may have seen a banner from another company,eSigns does not use tape to hem their banners,they are heat welded,they print using brand new vutek grand format equipment & although there could be grainy prints etc because customers can upload their own artwork but as a consultant I personally ordered banners from all major online competitors & compared everything from finishing,materials used,packaging,shipping times,etc & eSigns was producing a superior product to the other online companies I researched in all regards.

    I hope that this is a successful,profitable & positive venture for all involved. Congrats Keith. Dan Striker
     
  17. FireSprint

    FireSprint Very Active Member

    Anyone have any idea what I-45 sold for. I'll probably never be able to find out, but I would have loved to be a fly on the wall.
     
  18. TyrantDesigner

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    doesn't matter if it is heat welded or taped ... i didn't take the time to find out ... it was crooked, misaligned and was their sample banner so it said ESIGNS on it ... so yeah ... if that is a superior product with the crushed grommets, crooked edges and grainy as **** graphics on what is supposed to be a 'hey, look at the quality we do' item ... pass on that.

    which is sad because I was actually hoping to use them if I was in a pinch ... but after seeing that ... I don't even want to waste my time.
     
  19. signs2trade

    signs2trade Active Member

    Tyrant, Your next banner is on me. Contact me at keith@esigns.com We have very stringent quality control in place now. What ya got to loose.
    Keith
     
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