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Howdy From Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redbone, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    Good Day Folks! Long- time lurker, figured I'd join the fray - see if I can be of any assistance & maybe even learn something new! I've been in the sign industry for roughly 14 years & have had experience in every aspect of the sign shop (except accounting) from front end customer service to design/manufacture and installation. I have extensive experience making both illuminated & non-illuminated signs of every kind, banners, posters etc. I'm also passionate about custom graphic design - I used to draw night and day when I was a kid, but now I use CorelDRAW x6 & Adobe CS 5.5 but mostly Corel. I have a wide of experience with every kind of plotter imaginable (almost) and have used the Gerber Edge (with Omega) just as long as I've been making signs...recently acquired a Roland SP-540V and completed 3M's
    intermediate & advanced vehicle wrap training - currently working on my 3rd wrap & it's going great. I like everything old skool, I love retro design - everything from 1870's to 1970's. I love looking at old signs, talking to old sign painters and collecting pin-ups. My name is Rob & I'm also a font-o-holic.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali, USA :thumb:
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania....................
     
  4. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Hi, Rob... Welcome here...


    from your ol' buddy, DD
     
  5. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Welcome from South Africa
     
  6. laserline

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    Welcome , from just a bit to the north of you.
     
  7. tcorn1965

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    Welcome from Iowa!

    Terry
     
  8. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    a warm welcome from sunny california
    -gg
     
  9. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    Welcome

    Hello and a warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  11. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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    hello rob welcome from California ...how do you define a font-o-holic?
     
  12. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding Signs 101 & people.
     
  13. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Welcome from your neighbor here in Calgary! :Welcome:
     
  14. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    ...how do you define a font-o-holic?


    ...lol, I just really enjoy working with fonts...I like how powerful they can be when used properly. I like reading about the history of fonts, learning about them, looking at the work of different type foundries & reading about the inspiration behind them...the lawsuits! When I was just a little sign guy, I fell in love with fonts right away...had no bloody idea they could be so intricate and complex...or so poorly designed (in some cases)...either way it's all interesting to me...I've even made a font loosely based on my handwriting using Corel just to say I did it.
     
  15. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK USA
     
  16. Red Ball

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    Welcome from the Kingdom of Texas!
     
  17. Terremoto

    Terremoto Member

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    Greetings from Red Deer!

    Never tried making a font in CorelDraw but have used FontLab to make them and clean up crappy ones for my own use.

    Dan
     
  18. Hi Rob,
    Welcome to a great wealth of info.
    Seems we sure have enough Albertans here ?
    Maybe we should have a sign gathering?

    Fine Line Darrel :Canada 2:
     
  19. MGraphics

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    Welcome from sunny Kelowna BC!!!!!
     
  20. JR-Folientechnik

    JR-Folientechnik Member

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    Hi from Germany! JR
     
  21. SD&F

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    Howdie from North Georgia!!!
     
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