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Western Wisconsin Newbie Looking for Help

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by wildhock, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. wildhock

    wildhock Member

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    Hello All,

    Newbie to the sign/vehicle graphics arena. I recently purchased a GX-24 for my apparel business I do part time. I am looking at entering lightly into the vehicle graphics arena.

    I live in western Wisconsin (Eau Claire) and consult in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area in a completely differnent industry. I am wondering if there is anyone in the Eastern Minnesota/Western Wisconsin area that would be willing to meet and provide some business insight and guidance to a newbie.

    Obviously, I don't expect a lot of takers from the Eau Claire area do to that fact no one wants to help out a potential competitor, but maybe from the Twin Cities. In spending some time in the forums, there are a lot of people willing to share information...Just maybe someone is willing to talk face to face and perhaps do a little mentoring.

    Hopefully this isn't looked at as too obnoixious....It is just that there is no harm in asking.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
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  2. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Welcome to the group from eastern Wisconsin.
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    your best bet would be part-time employment with a sign company and getting

    real hands on experience . . . face-to-face !
     
  4. Conor Knoxx

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    LOL, I approached much the same idea, from the other direction.

    Since I knew little to nothing, I hired an experienced sign-maker to work for me :Cool 2:
     
  5. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Howdee from VA................
     
  6. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Welcome ABoard!
     
  7. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Hello Cheesehead!

    :Welcome:
     
  8. belongie

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    Nothin' wrong with cheeseheads! In fact, three have already posted on this thread! lol Hi, from northeast Wiscosin.......Yeah I know....damn near a yooper I am.
     
  9. Jillbeans

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    You are in an area rich with good sign people that I know...
    Mike Meyer from Mazeppa MN (hosted two Internationals as well as lots of regional meets)
    Matt Rolli from Hudson, Wisconsin (hosting a big Letterhead meet there next year)
    Kurt Gaber from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin
    Dave Correll from Faribault MN
    All are hand-painters who can also cut vynull.
    Dave Correll can do the best wet-blended pictorials I ever saw, and has designed a few Letterhead fonts.
    William J Krupinski from M'waukee.
    Krupinski designs fonts for Sign DNA and is a great cartoonist.
    I don't know what kind of business plans they can assist you with but if you want to learn how to make damn fine-looking signs or vehicle lettering, you can maybe "observe" them in action.
    Love....Jill
     
  10. Bulldog1929

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    Belongie, This past Christmas I had a little tee shirt shop at our local mall. A buddy of mine had his cutter setup. One day a man came in and wanted "Yooper" printed on it.
    Being a Buckeye, I had no idea what a "yooper" was until he explained it to me. I thought all folks "up north" were wolverines. LOL
     
  11. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Lots of infomation right here...:thumb:
     
  12. jdb

    jdb Active Member

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    welcome, and ask away!
     
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