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Hello from Northern Ontario!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Boreal, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Boreal

    Boreal New Member

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    Hi Everyone!
    I will try to keep this short and sweet...

    I am totally new to this business, jumped in blindfolded with absolutely no idea of what I was getting into!

    Hubby and I left the city with no money but big dreams and guts. Being an avid amateur photographer, I had previous experience with Photoshop - everything self-taught, of course and spent countless hours playing around with Illustrator. He has the talent of building all kinds of stuff and was a helping hand to his buddy opening a sign shop few years back.

    We merged together those skills, bought a printer in the summer of 2011 (only to learn the hard way it is an aqueous printer!!!:frustrated:) and then a plotter and just recently upgraded to a solvent printer! (No more heartburns caused by the stress of not knowing if I'd ever be able to deliver a job!) Quick detail, we had no internet for the first year of operation... There was no such thing as Googling stuff!

    Being in a really, really small town, every job has been a new challenge. In over a year and a half in business, I haven't had 2 similar jobs to create!

    Hubby and I just installed our first 16' billboard this morning. I'm now trying to figure out if I will be able to print double sided preferably waterproof maps with my ESX-500... BTW, anyone has a clue?!

    Things I enjoy doing on my spare time.... Forget it, there is NO spare time! If I'm not in the shop (aka a re-purposed living room!), I'm out on the farm!

    So that is it for a quick intro. I just want to conclude this by saying how proud I am to see how far we've come in such a short time but I'm overwhelmed to know how much we don't know!

    That's why I joined this forum :)

    Cheers!
     
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  2. genericname

    genericname Active Member

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    Cheers from another Northern-Ontarian, born and raised. North Bay always struck me as a painful market to be in. Good to hear you've already survived through growing pains.
     
  3. CP Signs

    CP Signs Member

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    Welcome from Carleton Place Ontario
     
  4. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK USA
     
  5. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    a warm welcome from sunny california
    -gg
     
  6. GVP

    GVP Active Member

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    Hello from Snowy Saskatchewan!
     
  7. biznitch

    biznitch Member

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    Welcome, how far up north are you? I was born up in Hearst!!
     
  8. Blaney

    Blaney Member

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    Welcome from Illinois.
     
  9. genericname

    genericname Active Member

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    Ah! Aaaaaah! Aaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Sorry. Bad memories.
     
  10. KOOTO

    KOOTO New Member

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    Welcome from Quebec, wish you lots of business...
    Charles
     
  11. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali, USA :thumb:
     
  12. Anicom

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    Welcome from Halifax, Nova Scotia!
     
  13. FireSprint

    FireSprint Very Active Member

    Welcome from Omaha!
     
  14. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    Howdie from North Georgia!!!
     
  15. laserline

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    Welcome from Edmonton, AB!!
     
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