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Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by 2xcapers, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. 2xcapers

    2xcapers Member

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    Hi,
    I have a person interested in 30 signs. They are looking for them to be vinyl on bristol board stock.
    Signs (bristolboard) are 36" x 19.5 with lettering - 23.5 x 16

    2 questions... will vinyl on BB be ok?
    also what kind of price would be approprite?


    I think they would be better on a printer but I'm not in the position to do them that way.

    thanks for any help on the vinyl pricing..
    Vic
     

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  2. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    If it's the material I'm thinking of, you shouldn't have issues. However, although unlikely, you can run into adhesion problems if its a matte surface because some vinyl may not want to stick to it. I would also suggest that you use low tack transfer tape.

    For a quantity that size, I would suggest you find a screen printer and outsource them. It would be easier and probably more profitable.

    Checkers
     
  3. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    +1 on screen printing.....
     
  4. 2xcapers

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    thanks,
    what would be a fair price on vinyl for this? I will also look at outsourcing locally.

    Although I think the person is pretty fixed on vinyl ??

    thanks again.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    bristol board? Is this the 70's or what?
     
  6. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    What is Bristol Board?

    JR
     
  7. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    I google it (A high quality heavy weight paper, sometimes made with cotton fiber prepared or glued together)

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  8. 2xcapers

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    Bristol Board... Mosh.. this is 10 years into the New Millenium. Time to open your mine to every possibility and everymarket.

    Jr. I'm sure they must use this in school systems. My son still uses it in projects at their school?

    Sorry guys, but this is what the customer has in place for signage. I'm sure they aren't going to change out an entire system , just for 1 signage special. Its a coated card stock display system

    thanks for all positve help so far

    Vic
     
  9. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Why WOULDN'T they change it?

    It is your job as a professional to explain to them WHY they should make a change. And if you do your job well enough, it might result in them changing ALL of their signage, which would result in MORE work for you.

    You need to get out of the mindset that "The customer is always right". The customer is very rarely right. This isn't McDonald's. You are a professional (I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt). Act like one.


    Gary
     
  10. 2xcapers

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    HMMM, as stated..
    Its 1 special. This is a National company and signage is provided. The manager is running his own special and requires some work to go in the existing hardware.

    geeez
     
  11. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    So they are probably expecting to pay a few $$$s each.....
     
  12. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    you got a local PRINT SHOP...like in the old days, that does flyers, business cards, letterheads????
    or some one with a WIDE FORMAT PRINTER.....kinda silly to do TEMP SIGNS of that type, with any vinyl.
     
  13. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    OP just made sense???!!!!??

    I'm calling The Guinness Book...


    J/K
    Gary
     
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    yea i used to live near OHIO(stubenville).....but i got smart and LEFT!!!!hahahahahahahaa
     
  15. 2xcapers

    2xcapers Member

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    I came here hoping to use this site as a resource. Tap into the great knowledge not available anywhere else. Sometimes you get it, othertimes ????

    Well I'm going for it anyway.
    I'm pricing low but still making a few $$$ + gaining experience.



    thanks to the helpers :thankyou::U Rock:

    and THANKS! to all the others :noway::covereyes:



    2xcapers
     
  16. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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  17. jscarl

    jscarl Very Active Member

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    Why not contact some of the merchant members on S101. Most will give a good discount to members.
     
  18. Jillbeans

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    Any time I apply vynull to a posterboard type material I have to varnish the material first (I use 1-Shot UV Clear spray) or else the transfer tape will tear the paper when you take it off.
    You would be better off using coroplast, as these are only temporary signs.
    I would outsource them to a screenprinter if you want to use the Bristol Board.
    (anyone remember Hot Press and Cold Press?)
    Love....Jill
     
  19. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    It is, and always will be, mind numbing to me that people ask for advice, get it, and then when they don't like it - they shoot the messenger.

    The fact is that you are working too hard for too little money if you are doing this in vinyl.

    It's a bad business decision. I realize you don't LIKE to hear that, but that doesn't change the fact that it is the truth.


    Gary
     
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