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Salam Alikom from Saudi Arabia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yazeed, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. yazeed

    yazeed New Member

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    First of all, " Salam Alikom " means peace on you in Arabic

    This is Yazeed, from Saudi Arabia, I graduated from University of Kansas with Economics degree. Now, i'm back here and looking for a job. At the same time, I love photography and computer graphic design. Therefore, I decided to open my advertisement agency. I'm new in printing and cutting tools and equipment.
    I will be so so so happy =) if I find someone who can help me to start and choose what equipment that I need as a beginner in this business. I really appreciate it.

    Salam :thankyou:
    -Yazeed
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Welcome. I strongly suggest you hire yourself out as an employee to learn this trade before you venture into this business. Your question leads us all to believe that you are nowhere ready for such an undertaking with your present skills, or your understanding (or lack thereof) of business.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania...................................
     
  4. petesign

    petesign Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Alabama. :)

    Also, since I grew up in Manhattan, Kansas... I have to say "Go K-State, beat those Jayhawks" to you. :cool:

    Welcome to the forum, you will love it here.
     
  5. ForgeInc

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    :popcorn:
     
  6. Move In Media

    Move In Media Member

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    Wa Alaikum as-Salam. Welcome to the forums :D
     
  7. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Are you in the states or still out of the country? Welcome from California also!
     
  8. yazeed

    yazeed New Member

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    Thank you all for your reply and encouragement.
    I would like to see some suggested equipment
     
  9. yazeed

    yazeed New Member

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    I'm back in Saudi now. My sister and brother are still there for studying at KU :thumb:
     
  10. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    Welcome

    Hello and a warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Yeah... and I'd like to see immediate results everytime I ask a question.

    Simmer down and it will appear before your very eyes........
     
  12. Jim Doggett

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    Welcome Yazeed. I have a brother working in Saudi Arabia at the moment. So if you bump into a rolly-polly guy named Bill Doggett, tell him Jimmy says "Hi."
     
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  13. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    a warm welcome from sunny california
    -gg
     
  14. rjssigns

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    :Welcome: from Wisconsin
     
  15. Marlene

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    your equipment will depend on just what you plan on doing. it makes a difference. what you can do is sub it out for now. if will give you an idea of what sells, which direction you want to go in and gives you a chance to see end products produced on equipment to see if the print is what you are looking for. and welcome to the site
     
  16. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK USA

    Our suggestions may not fit the economic structure where you are. You need to test the market there before making purchasing decisions.
     
  17. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding Signs 101 & people.
     
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    SD&F Very Active Member

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    Howdie from North Georgia!!!
     
  19. IronHawk

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    Welcome from Omaha! :popcorn:
     
  20. ICeMAnAbk

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    Yazeed,

    What section of The Kingdom are you in? I forget if it's the northern section or the southern which is stricter. Either way, welcome.

    I know that due to the cash flow over in KSA, a lot of the business owners like to make things very vivid and flashy. I dont think you could go wrong getting a digital printer especially with a lot of the "hand made" stuff going on there in the Souqs and such. ossibly could roll out custom wrapping paper and such.

    A Plotter would be good for regular stick on letters, however, I do know a lot of your writing in Arabic tends to be fancier then how English lettering is. Plotter may work nice in some cases, but overall, for your needs, I think you might want to get a digital printer.

    Not sure of suppliers or anything in the middle east there. I imagine Iran makes a lot of middle eastern electronics and such, with much of forgein equipment being from Western Europe. You can get 220v versions of a lot of the equipment we use, and also converter boxes for American equipment, however, they dont tell you that the hz for the voltage needed for american machinery stays at 60hz, and prolonged use at 50hz can cause damage. what it'd do to a plotter or printer, I have no clue.

    With all that said, I got to see a good amount of expansion in industrial and commercial boom in the middle east. you're in a good position to make a good business over there.
     

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