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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Almost Heaven Decal Co, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Almost Heaven Decal Co

    Almost Heaven Decal Co I am a slow learner

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    Hello from Almost Heaven WV! I an a newbie when it comes to vinyl (decals, signs, banners, etc.) Recently purchased a vinyl "business" from a friend. Anxious to get started and learn what I can. I am a tattoo artist by trade, but I am looking to branch out as this career doesn't have the best retirement plan lol. Looking forward to getting some great advice from experienced users.
     
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  2. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Congrats on your change of career. You'll find plenty of wisdom and some wit here..among other things. Will look forward to helping you.

    When you ask a question here... be thoughtful and explain everything you can in order to get the best response. Omitting things and being vague and making us work to get information out can result in frustrated responses.
     
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  3. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Make some signs for your Tattoo Shop. Design a new logo and "brand" the business.
     
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  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Well, I don't have a lotta sound advice, but I've been attending the School of Hard Knocks for about 47 years, so I might be able to warn you on some levels.
     
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  5. E Coloney

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    As with any business, you don't do people a favor by undercharging and going out of business and not being there the next time they need you. You do them a favor by giving them a good quality product at a fair price (where you make money).
     
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  6. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I think they installed a doorbell at that school for the millennials because they did not like all the hard knocking.
     
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  7. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    Welcome from another fellow West Virginian (at one point)
    Lived in Berkeley Springs
     
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  8. JBurton

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    It was actually a Ring video doorbell, gotta be able to check it with your phone grandpa*!
     
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  9. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    This grandpa has 4 Blink cameras to check with my IPhoneXR little boy.
     
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  10. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Yup, ya gotta watch them old people..they are more into electronic gadgets then we are.

    My grandfather has camera systems, smart plugs and that doorbell camera thing on his vacation house and knows how to use all that stuff. ... Course he has more time on his hands then I do to screw around with that stuff
     
  11. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    :welcome: 2 :signs101smilie: from OK
     
  12. spectrum maine

    spectrum maine Member

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    GET A SIGNWRITERS PRICING GUIDE & DO NOT PRICE LESS THAN 10% OF THAT.
     
  13. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Got me beat, I have the doorbell with a dead battery at home and that's it. How do the blink cameras stack up against the others?
     
  14. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I like Blink cameras, no monthly fee and picture is good
     
  15. I'm somewhat of a newbie as well. My best advice is to learn Adobe Illustrator asap. I followed a great tutorial on Youtube that gives great basics of Illustrator that you can build upon. Link below. Step 2 is to learn your printer!

     
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  16. Rexerex

    Rexerex New Member

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    It may help to know what software and equipment you are using. Also, what experience you have with computers and design software so the advice is better for your experience level.
     
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