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Started a sign business need help

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by avboy5000, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. avboy5000

    avboy5000 New Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    I have worked in sign shops but have always did the grunt work , I have did vinyl work, built channel letters by hand and did screen printing but have never got a chance to use the plotter or vinyl cutters or computer programs. Now I am wanting to start my own signshop and I am needing some advice on what to get, I am not looking for the "best equipment" or the "best vendor", I would just like some input on the vendor and equipment I am considering using, I am thinking of going with signwarehouse.com and I am starting off buying the (does anyone know if there is anydifference in a digital servo motor and a quality stepper motor) and I am also considering using Oracal Vinyl. Could I get some input on this equipment, Thanks
  2. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    This topic has been done to death. Don't be disappointed if you do not get a large response. You can always use the "search" function from the top to find answers to this topic.

    signwarehouse has great prices. Horrible customer service/tech support turn around time.

    Oracal (352 chrome, 651/751/851)is mainly what I use in house. I also use FDC films with great results.

    Stay with a name brand cutter such as Graphtec, Summa or Roland you will be fine. Great companys include Fellers for supplies and Advantage Sign Supply for supplies & equipment, SignsUSA is also nice people.
  3. HardbargerSigns

    HardbargerSigns Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Fellers is GREAT, I met Frank, the owner, a very down to earth guy.
    The prices are fair, the customer service is good, and a large product line. You can sign up for a customer # and get a PDF of the catalog WITH or without prices.

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