Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ontario canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ontsigngirl, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ontsigngirl

    ontsigngirl Member

    51
    0
    0
    Nov 13, 2010
    I've been working in the graphics industry for over 20 years now (both as a designer and pre press technician). In June the company I worked for went into receivership.

    I've decided it's now or never so I've been planning the opening of my new business for weeks - and I must say I'm exhausted:) I'm hoping frequent visits here will calm some of my worries and answer ALOT of my questions.

    My start up goal is to produce vinyl letters, small signs, decals, digital prints and wall graphics.

    I've pretty much settled on a Roland SP-300 for my start up printer cutter
    I've found a refurbished one here in Ontario for 9,500.00 - 6 month warranty - training provided. Any thoughts on this? Is this enough to get me started?
    (plus a computer, scanner, tables, knives etc).

    Any suggestions, advise will be greatly appreciated.

    Bye for now
     
    Tags:
  2. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

    1,154
    0
    36
    Nov 9, 2009
    Vancouver
    Welcome from BC! I grew up in the Windsor area. What part are you in?
    Here's my advise for equipment - Buy the biggest, baddest machine you can afford. You'd be surprised how quickly you can out grow equipment. Keep in mind that you will probably want other equipment to compliment your printer such as a laminator.
    Best of luck!
     
  3. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

    1,795
    1
    0
    Jan 8, 2007
    Sign Up Graphics

    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  4. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    13,027
    31
    48
    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    welcome from Maui.
    agree to suggest biggest baddest printer, and need for laminator
     
  5. Firefox

    Firefox Active Member

    530
    1
    0
    Aug 17, 2010
    :Welcome: from no. Cali.

    Ditto: size does matter!
     
  6. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    4,957
    107
    63
    Oct 10, 2005
    Lawton, OK, USA
    Welcome from OK
     
  7. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    5,724
    105
    63
    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    welcome from Vaughan
     
  8. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

    1,660
    8
    38
    Oct 31, 2005
    Canada
    Welcome from NS
     
  9. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    1,722
    0
    36
    Jul 16, 2009
    Texas
    Welcome from Texas...
     
  10. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

    4,276
    4
    36
    Mar 19, 2009
    a warm welcome from sunny california!
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,305
    2,326
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Welcome from Pennsylvania.................................
     
  12. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

    6,746
    4
    38
    Jun 18, 2004
    Orlando
    Welcome to a outstanding forum and people.
     
  13. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

    2,146
    44
    48
    May 31, 2008
    Cape Cod
    Welcome from Cape of Cod. Starting your own business is so exciting and rewarding. Develop a clear and reasonable business plan and go with it. Don't get over extended. There are lots of very good merchant members here on Signs 101 who can supply you cost efective materials, designs, and finished signage to help you get started and still make money. Good luck with your new venture
     
  14. surf city

    surf city Active Member

    578
    0
    16
    Jun 25, 2009
    Toms River, NJ
    Welcome from Jersey
     
  15. Mark L

    Mark L Member

    Welcome from barrie ontario.. Best of luck!! As for your printer question I haven't any experience on the roland, but I'm sure some members here will be able to give you advice on that unit.
     
  16. ontsigngirl

    ontsigngirl Member

    51
    0
    0
    Nov 13, 2010
    thanks for all the warm welcomes and advise.

    Sticky Signs - I'm in the Brantford Area:)

    I'm looking forward to reading here often.
     
  17. Team One Displays

    Team One Displays Member

    58
    0
    0
    Jul 26, 2010
    Welcome from Georgia!
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...