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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1eyedclyde, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. 1eyedclyde

    1eyedclyde New Member

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    Just want to introduce myself, I am a window tinter/ppf guy that just bought a 54" VJ Mutoh, w cutter and laminator from the infamous signwarehouse. I have been doing layered vinyl for about four years with the 42" DGI plotter, but my main business is Residentail/Commercial Tinting, followed by auto tint,ppf, graphics. I have been a user of corelx3 for years and then last year got x5. I am still learning the tricks of graphic design, but have a grasp on the basics. I appreciate ANY advice or comments.
    Thanks
    C.J.
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    - Subscribe to SignCraft
    - Watch your competitors and then aspire to go beyond
    - Commit yourself to life-long learning
    - Learn the "business side" of this craft
    - Stay hungry
    - Pay it forward



    JB
     
  3. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding Signs 101 & people.

    Great advice James B
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    :Welcome: from Wisconsin.
     
  5. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Welcome from South Africa
     
  6. Cross Signs

    Cross Signs Active Member

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    Welcome
     
  7. Msrae

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    welcome
     
  8. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK
     
  9. FireSprint

    FireSprint Very Active Member

    Welcome from Omaha!
     
  10. 1eyedclyde

    1eyedclyde New Member

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    Thanks for all the welcomes! This must be the most polite group of people in any forum I have been in.
     
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  12. Jim Doggett

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    Welcome, and thanks for shopping SignWarehouse.
     
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    Welcome from PA.....................
     
  14. IronHawk

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    Welcome from Omaha! :popcorn:
     
  15. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Stick around...it can get intense sometimes. There was a thread just this week that got a little ugly when a new member went a little overboard and allowed himself to become sidetracked from his original question. He was his own "thread pirate".

    Overall, we're a decent bunch with a ton of combined talent and experience...and, like anywhere else...respect is earned...not freely given.



    JB
     
  16. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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    welcome CJ
     
  17. thesignexpert

    thesignexpert Active Member

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    Welcome to a great forum from Ohio :Welcome:
     
  18. Sign Up Graphics

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  19. 1eyedclyde

    1eyedclyde New Member

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    Well I have to confess... I don't own the equipment yet, I had all the paperwork and lease agreement in hand and after HOURS of reading on this website this weekend I had to step back and think again and again. I think I am pursuing the wrong avenue and think that I am making a big mistake. I have numerous calls for printed logos, stickers, and wraps and the past couple years I have been subing it out, but the company I used went under with out warning. Being frustrated with the situation I just went crazy and wanted to buy a solution. I have not looked into any one else for wholesale, but I feel I should. I appreciate all you help and support. This is one of the best forums on the web for sure.
     
  20. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Too bad more people didn't have the foresight to pull the plug before getting over a barrel. I commend your humility, but even more your fortitude to not get sucked into some slick sales agreement...some of those salespeople can be real convincing.

    There's nothing wrong with subbing out your work until you can build a sustainable sales volume. Most places ship within 24 hours of receiving your order and nobody has to know where it came from.


    JB
     
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