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Western PA here...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Graffy, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Graffy

    Graffy New Member

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    Hello,

    Recently relocated to Western PA after ten years in Florida. It was time to return home to be closer to aging parents.

    After spending the last 30 years in many aspects related to marketing, graphics, offset print shop, graphics and engineering for television production, digital photo lab, software and web development, Etc...(maybe "self-employed entrepreneur" is an easier way to say it :) )....I'm opening a full-fledged sign shop now.

    Have some CNC experience so my core focus is going to be Dimensional Signage. My background in electronics and software allowed me to make several programmable LED signs in years past. I build my own units from the sub-assembly level. Hopefully these two niches will help me get a piece of the Western PA market.

    To pay the bills up to now, I was fortunate enough to have one major client for 22 consecutive years. My other clients could be counted on one hand.

    I've been cutting a lot of HDU samples on my CNC.....but the one area I have zero knowledge and experience with is painting. My pieces look great after routing....now its time to get a crash course in trying to finish them off with a paint job I can be proud of.

    This is a great forum and I'm looking forward to learning, and in the future hopefully be able to contribute something back.

    Kind regards,
    Dan
     
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  2. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    Welcome from Eastern PA
     
  3. Guerilla Signs

    Guerilla Signs Member

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    Welcome from Missouri :Welcome:
     
  4. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding Signs 101 & people.
     
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Welcome from over near Butler.
    Man that is kind of a rough neighborhood you've moved into.
    The LED thing might help you get work, Lord knows that whoever is doing ours likes to use lights which are brighter than the sun.
    Hahaha
    I'm a painter if you ever need someone to sub out to, I've only ever ventured to NC twice.
    Love....Jill
     
  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    :Welcome: to the forums from PA. OlllllO

    Good luck, lets see some of your CNC samples.
     
  7. IronHawk

    IronHawk Member

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    Welcome from Omaha! :popcorn:
     
  8. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    welcome from SW PA
     
  9. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK
     
  10. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from the other side of the state...........................
     
  11. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  12. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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    Welcome to Signs101 Dan, really look forward to hearing about your experiences with CNC.
     
  13. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  14. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Welcome from Western Pa also. Northwest PA. to be more specific. Tell ya what.....you can have everything west of I79, between I80 down to rt.22.

    :Big Laugh
     
  15. k.a.s.

    k.a.s. Very Active Member

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    Welcome from a bit west of you, if you need any finishing help feel free to message me.

    Kevin
     
  16. Blaney

    Blaney Member

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    Another welcome from Illinois.
     
  17. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Utah !
     
  18. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    Welcome from western pa
     
  19. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    welcome from western pa also! love going to Ollie's out there :)
     
  20. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    Welcome

    Hello and a warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
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