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Large Quantity Lettering

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by signcrafters, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. signcrafters

    signcrafters Member

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    I have a client that wants small decals (approx 10"x3"- .25" letters)- cut vinyl, individual letters. Weeded and masked.
    Not too tough except they are looking for quantities of 6000, 8000 and 12000.
    Any production ideas?

    Thanks,
    Greg
     
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  2. particleman

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    Labor wise it is a lot more feasible to do something like this on a gerber edge/summa on clear. Then you don't have to worry about the inner holes. Not sure if they would go for that, but worth a shot. Do you have an edge?
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Ooooops. Just noticed the cut vinyl part. I got nothin'
     
  4. OldPaint

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    in that quantity..you are better off farming them to a mass quantity printer shop.
    i have one locally and they do it fast and inexpensively.
    10" x 3" sounds like a bumper sticker size....
     
  5. Marlene

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    Gill Studios can do large qtys of cut letters. I wouldn't do it unless you can hire in a temp works to weed them as they are too labor intensive
     
  6. signcrafters

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    My problem exactly - the labor.
    Just can't think of a way to do this cost effectively.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  7. Keith Jenicek

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    In order to cut down on weeding labor & weeding mishaps, we started incorporating a "weed line" in our outputs. That is, we create a horizontal line, to be cut, that intersects with the middle of the text. Then delete any overlapping line segments in the text using an trim tool in our software. Once this is created, repeats should be easy & weeding time should be reduced.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    +1 gill line, or I think stouse
     
  9. ddubia

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    I wouldn't want to pick up and stack 6000 10" x 3" pieces let alone weed them.
     
  10. Keith Jenicek

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    Then pay someone a small sub-contracting fee to weed it for you. Depending on your state, you should be allowed $xxx.xx of sub-contracted work that would not require a 1099.
     
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