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Erik Sine

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  1. Erik Sine

    CLOSED for ISA

    We will be closed for any shipping of products from April 23rd and back April 29th
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    Vegas Sign Convention

    Anyone going to ISA this year? It crept up so fast...well this whole last year has gone by so fast. I think this was the earliest we ever booked our room and flight, which was last October, lol
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    Vegas Sign Convention

    Kenny, how come no Saturday this time? Just the scheduling unavailability or just busier during the week? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Insurance for sign companies doing vehicle graphics?

    Hi Lee, That is odd. I've had Hartford for about 18+ years and still have them. But they have me down under signs & graphics, which is everything from exterior, interior, etc. Do you do just vehicle graphics or others as well?
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    Vegas Sign Convention

    Subbing.....not my line of work but, maybe for shits and giggles I'll go and take selfies with all the non payers all while having a ear to ear smile & shit eating grin on my face with them and post at a later time. I remember for that one year I volunteered at the USSC show and they had their version of a National Sign Co Meet & Greet and when I walked through to say "hi"..... I was muttering to myself knowing our review list "...they pay, they don't, they don't, they don't....THEY especially don't....he has people looking for him"
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    Vegas Sign Convention

    I think he's jokingly referring to the National Sign Co meet and greet If only ISA checked out the credit history of those National Sign & Service companies that they have attend their function, and of course stop handing out long time achievement awards to them, especially since they continue to poorly pay their subcontractors on various projects around the country. If only...
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    Scoreboard Install with Tragic Results

    That is very heart wrenching Paul. I don't even have the words for what their son had to see and go through with his parents.
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    CNC Router questions

    You don't need to go to sign shops for CNC work, in fact their more expensive. I'll sub project out to metal and acrylic fabricators, they usually charge by the hour and most of the time they have not only Rotary CNC's but also Plasma, and Water Jet. A shopbot CNC is a great entry level router, perfect for acrylic and HDU and light alum.
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    CNC Router questions

    What mfg's have you been looking at? Most decent CNC's will do that no problem. Big thing is software and learning how use it. Hold down Vac can make things easier to have (240v), Dust collector is a must (240v), Collumbo spindle is best (240v), air filter hanging above is also nice to have for the fine particles. The key, buy more than what you really think you'll need. Most regret not buying a larger size router table than they thought they would use.
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    1019 porcelain housings

    We have the TC50 Porcelain housings in stock, but their sold in boxes of 50. In size they're between a 200 housing and 1019 housing
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    1019 porcelain housings

    They are no longer produced, if you find some that someone has you're lucky! It's a shame, I really like these housings but apparently they were only rated for 5,000v so it made them limited
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    D Punch

    It's terrible, all those punches are so hard to find these days. Looking for a 7/8" & 1-1/4" if anyone has one.
  13. Erik Sine

    We're Moving Out

    CALL 858-880-1400 or email orders@thesignsyndicate.com To Place Orders Well, it's one of those times where the lease ends and it's time to move to another location. So from now until the end of January on top of our Christmas Sale we're also having a Moving Sale, the least amount of items I need to move, the better on my back! Our Christmas Sale Advertisement Below, we have more to add NC LED SPECIAL PRICED ITEM NC Reckless-3 6500K IP68 .72w modules Constant Current 2 Mods/Foot 50 Module Tray $45.00 Each (20 in Stock) Buy 10 or more for Free Shipping NC Reckless-3 Blue IP68 .72w modules Constant Current 2 Mods/Foot 50 Module Tray $45.00 Each (16 in Stock) Buy 10 or more for Free Shipping All items below are priced based on in stock only. After these are gone, our regular pricing stands. PLASCO TRIM CAP 3/4" x 165' Rolls - $40.00 Each Green - 4 rolls Dark Blue - 5 Rolls Blue - 5 Rolls Bronze - 2 Rolls Yellow - 5 Rolls Duranotic Bronze - 3 Rolls Red - 2 Rolls 1" x 165' Rolls Black - 5 Rolls $50.00 Each White - 2 Rolls $50.00 Each Red - 3 Rolls $48.00 Each Blue - 5 Rolls $48.00 Each Gold - 5 Rolls $48.00 Each Bronze - 2 Rolls $48.00 Each TRANSCO 48' HO FLUORESCENT BALLASTS TRA 26 1048EP Up to six 8' Lamps 24 In Stock $50.00 Each TRANSCO PBG & PT TRANSFORMERS Transco T 612PT $65.00 Each (12 in stock) Transco T 512PT $55.00 Each (8 in stock) Transco T 312PT $55.00 Each (10 in stock) Transco 7512 PBG $65.00 Each (12 in stock) Transco 612 PBG $65.00 Each (8 in stock) Transco 512 PBG $55.00 Each (12 in stock) Transco 312 PBG $55.00 Each (8 in stock) Transco S 7512 PBG $65.00 Each (8 in stock) Transco S 512 PBG $55.00 Each (8 in stock) Transco S 312 PBG $55.00 Each (8 in stock) TRANSCO SILICONE BOOTS AND CAPS FOR GTO 7 SERIES (18AWG GTO) 15MM ECS 7-15 Black Boots (200 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 15MM ECDB 7-15 White Caps(200 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 13MM ECS 7-13 White Boots (500 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 8 SERIES (14 & 18 AWG) 15MM ECS 8-15 Black Boots (500 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 15MM ECS 8-15 White Boots (400 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 13MM ECDB 8-13 Black Caps (200 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 13MM ECS 8-13 Black Boots (1400 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 13MM ECDB 8-13 White Caps (100 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 13MM ECS 8-13 White Boots (400 in Stock) $45.00 Bag of 100 NOVAGLO LEAD-FREE ELECTRODES 13MM RATING 25-50MA LENGTH 65MM 13mm Tubeulated 1360 Electrodes $42.00 per Box of 100 13mm Non-Tubeulated 1360 Electrodes $42.00 per Box of 100 12mm RATING :25-50MA LENGTH 65MM 12mm Tubeulated 1260 Electrodes $42.00 per Box of 100 12mm Tubeulated 1260 Electrodes $42.00 per Box of 100 FLUORESCENT HO LAMP SOCKETS Tombstone Spring $1.25 Each (50+ Free Shipping) Tombstone Stationary $1.17 Each (50+ Free Shipping) Snap-In Socket Spring $1.09 Each (50+ Free Shipping) Snap-In Socket Stationary $1.03 Each (50+ Free Shipping)
  14. Erik Sine

    We're Moving Out

    Just one or two days left. Once I move this stock, sales OVER!
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    We're Moving Out

    Stock Updated, 2 Weeks left of this sale
  16. Erik Sine

    Side Projects in the Shop

    I would have no problem with personal projects, but I wouldn't allow projects for profit, you're fitting all the overhead and more.
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    Maybe The Wildest LED Claim Yet

    Oh Boy, now Principal LED is trying to compete with the outrageous marketing claim of 10 years with all of their products. What...now Labor costs in that 10 years??? Where's the confidence??? Is there confidence or only a marketing ploy? So how is this all going to match up 9 years later? Am I reading this right? if less than 15% of the diodes in a letter or cabinet fail or dim , it's not covered? Do their power supplies also cover a warranty for 10 years? If not, why not? Why not wrap this into one coverage? What about Lumen maintenance? If the Light Output dims above 15% of the original light output in under 10 years will it be covered? If so, their in trouble! I doubt they'll warranty that. 😂
  18. It has to be called a claim because there is no way to verify something that hasn't even existed long enough to know. So here it is... Sloan is putting out their Prism Enlighten LED Module with a 9 year Warranty. Already they've received a few "Wows!" I mean, why wouldn't that statement, receive such a reaction from the public or end-users? It's like a statement that came straight out of 2005 from a manufacturer that said 100,000 hours guaranteed followed by all the "Oooooo and Awwww's" of a public who had no idea what they were in store for. The Sloan Specifiers and Marketeers who are said to be independent are already batting this out there Now, that's fine and dandy, and their probably correct. I've never heard of a 9 year claim until now. Doing a quick skim of the product page I see they only offer a 5 year warranty for labor, so....after 9 years what will a user get for replacement and what about the match of rendering and light output and how will that affect the sign itself? Will all parties be happy, especially the consumer? When a Marketeer for Sloan was asked on Social Media by us as well as an energy efficiency consultant, the questions went unanswered only more push of "Look at the amazing Light and Product" and oh, please attend one of their amazing power point presentations for answers to your questions. HUH?!?!? So the answers will only come to light behind a closed door controlled environment by the manufacturer, no answer out in public like the executed marketing statement . The questions were simple, and something all who sell products would be asked for. We asked, "does that include labor too? (Before out skim read). In almost 79,000 hours of operation what % of the original light output does the warranty cover? For example, will the cover anything that drops below 70%, 60%, etc etc. A lighting consultant asked, "Also, what time is covered by the warranty? 24 by 7, 12hrs/day, , 3 hrs/day, or?" A just question, for example is the 9 year claim specify a limited time of operation within a day....or is it 24/7 and almost 80,000 Hours? Now, I'm of the opinion this is all hype as the labor cut off is still a typical 5 year warranty, anything above that Sloan is taking a calculated gamble that the Sign Company who did the won't remember or push for the warranty after 7 or 8 tears, the consumer who signed the contract is still around and remembers they have a 9 year warranty, the business/consumer is still around and in business, and that the sign might even get revamped by them with something newer. That's my opinion. But that marketing claim (something executed but never fully explained) sounds good. It's...."Very Good Bullshit" Now don't get me wrong, their modules are Nichia (nice), their Contant Current (Nice), but their only .72 watts per module and you're going to need a lot of them just to compete with most light output of good quality Korean LED Manufacturers, or Neon, or HO Long Life Fluorescent lamps that companies like Voltarc Produce (50,000 hrs). You must also use their power supplies for this warranty, which makes no sense because their LED's are Constant Current. But, anything to stretch to purpose to buy more I guess. Bottom line, It's mediocre light output and low power for less heat, but it has a very good Marketing claim behind it that's not fully explained as to whether it's warrantied for almost 80,000 hours of operation at what cost of light output, or whether as the Lighting Consultant runs to all the time, is the 9 year only for say 3 hours or 8 hours a day which would put it as 9,855 to 26,280 hours of operation??? Because that is a HUGE difference maker. In our own testing of Project Tightey Whitey, good low power LED's usually last 70% at 18,000 hours and some even 24,000 hours. Those who aren't from this industry, or hip to what goes on which seems to be a big preaching point will read, go to their presentation and say "WOW!" Oh, the adoring public. The Trade magazines who get this big check for advertising will no doubt be orgasm'ing all over this product in future obligation piece write-ups are in the works if that has not already begun, because I don't read these brochure magazines much anymore, so I don't know if it's already been done The biggest part that disturbs me are these outside/independent "Specifiers and Marketeers" who are supposed to be independent and who push the end clients towards a particular manufacturer. Are they Independent? We saw this in the Genesee Beer Project (who was merketed to by an outside agency) that was complete Hogwash from the beginning and mass failure happened with that project before it even began http://www.thesignsyndicate.com/forums/index.php?/forums/topic/5364-signs-of-the-times-february-2012-issue/
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    We're Moving Out

    Not moving out of San Diego, just a couple of miles
  20. My Apologies everyone, the site was down for a few days as we were repairing both a data base error and crashed tables. In the next few days some functions will be down as we start the slow process of upgrading each feature. Please reply here to this topic if you see anything non-functional Thanks
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    Sign Syndicate Site Upgrade

    Won't get to me unless they export me from this world. Until then I'll just keep pulling the arrows out and sticking myself with a hot poker, lol
  22. CHRISTMAS YEAR END SALE From now until the end of the year we're having our Lowest Priced Sale EVER on all of our LED modules & Power Supplies. If you have never tried our NC Reckless LED Module Line, this is the perfect time....Not to mention our Wet Location LED Power Supplies as well. Unlike most of what you'll see o the market, our LEDs and Power Supplies are ALL IP68 NOT IP67, IP65 BUT IP68. Once you give us a chance and try our NC Reckless LED Line or Union Power Supplies, you won't go back to using the Chinese or Taiwan Products Most Importantly, about our NC and Union Electric Sign Products.......NOT made in CHINA!!! Buy 10 Trays of LEDs or more and it's FREE SHIPPING Buy 12 LED Power Supplies or more and it's FREE SHIPPING For inquiries, to place orders, you can call or email us at orders@thesignsyndicate.com | (858) 880 - 1400
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    Channel Letter Trim Cap - PLASCO

    Just to give an update. These rolls are now 151 feet in length. We now have an Orange, Dark Blue, and Duranotic Bronze, all intended to match vendor channel letter coils. Also, not the Vinyl Vendor color match numbers above in case you need to match to vinyl faces I edited the spec info in the original post above, but still need to update all the banners and ads
  24. SHOPPING CART LINK DAILY DELIVERY FOR SAN DIEGO 3/4" ($46.75) & 1" ($54.75) + Shipping Colors are below * Black * White * Gold * Silver (Brushed Silver Appearance) * Bronze * Duranotic Bronze * Orange * Red ( 3M Poppy Red 3630-143 | Pantone 179 C ) * Blue ( 3M Intense Blue 3630-127 | Pantone 300 C ) * Dark Blue (Avery Dark Blue 8500-007) * Yellow ( 3M Sunflower 3630-25 | Pantone 124 C ) * Green ( Oracal Emerald Green 8800-087 | Pantone 348 C ) Some notes I'd like to add about this product. Some may have used this product in the past and some may have never had a chance. This product disappeared from suppliers right after 9/11 from what I understand there were Customs issues that made it too costly to bring in. IF you remember this product from long ago, you will be glad it's back (just like the reaction I've gotten to all who have purchased from me). IF you have never used it, your fabricators will love you for using it, it's MUCH MUCH easier to work with and notch, you won't get those splits you sometimes get on corners. My other understanding is that this product was mainly distributed on the west coast, so not many on the east coast have ever tried it. My advice is try it, believe me YOU will LOVE it! Before 9/11 I used PLASCO and the Silvatrim Trimcaps. I still have signs up 16+ years and this trim cap is still up, it's very durable. PLASCO Trim for Polycarbonate Channel Letter Faces Plasco is an excellent channel letter trim cap to be used to fabricated polycarbonate / Lexan channel letter faces. We also stock Channel Bond, the 1 part system which makes it easy for bonding Plasco Trim to Polycarbonate. You can also find Channel Bond here PLASCO VS JEWELITE In another thread I was asking why anyone east of Colorado "WHY" they mainly buy 1" Jewlite and not 3/4" Jewelite for 24" Channel Letters and smaller. The reason seems to be is that when you use 1" Jewelite with a standard 3/16" channel letter face the 1" Jewelite gives you more clearance because the arrow extrusion protrudes more than 1/4" from the face giving you less mechanical fastening room. Make sense but 1" is very tough to notch, bend and get in small letter centers too because of that arrow extrusion. I was always use to Plasco Trim Cap in my years of the sign industry, NOT Jewelite because on the West Coast Plasco was stocked more than Jewelite before 9/11. So after this "clearance" point was brought up I did some quick measuring because I had a east coast client buy Plasco 1" to match up with his regular use of 1" Jewelite. Then shortly after receiving his order with 3/4" samples he soon after starting ordering 3/4". I asked him why the change in smaller trim. He said the change was because the 3/4" Plasco trim gave him the same fastening clearance that he got buying 1" Jewelite. He went from paying about $70.00 per roll to $44.75 saving $32.15 I've attached some images to show you that you can use 3/4" Plasco Trim Cap that will give you the same clearance as 1" Jewelite IF clearance is important to you. Plasco vs. Jewelite - Here we display the channel letter baseline along with the clearance you get using 3/4" & 1" Plasco / Jewelite Trim Caps 1" Jewelite clearance 1" Plasco - More mechanical clearance than 1" Jewelite 3/4" Plasco - Just about the same mechanical clearance as using 1" Jewelite 3/4" Jewelite - Less mechanical clearance than 3/4" Plasco 1" Jewelite - Arrow extrusion protrusion more than 1/4" past the channel letter face. U.L. Sign Accessories Manual Info Plasco is a Elkamet product made in Germany and their U.L. file number is E10010 ELKAMET KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH GEORG-KRAMER STRASSE 3 PO BOX 1263 35216 BIEDENKOPF FED REP GERMANY Aluminum reinforced sign face trim, Type Elkamet Profiles. E100102 1. These trim materials are used to secure a rigid thermoplastic sign face to an outdoor or indoor sign. 2. The ability of the trim to exclude water from contacting live parts needs to be evaluated in the end product. 3. Minimum No. 8 sheet metal screws need to be provided for securing the trim to the sign body. The maximum spacing between screws shall not exceed 18 in. and no fewer than four screws are to be used per face. 4. These products do not comply with enclosure requirements. 5. The sign trim face shall be "Continuous solvent or adhesive bonding" to secure the sign face and trim together in one of the following combinations: Sign Face (Generic Material) = Methyl Methacrylate (Acrylic) Solvent = MethyleneChloride Sign Trim (Generic Material) = Cellulose Acetate Butyrate You can contact me by email for orders / inquiries at orders@thesignsyndicate.com or (858) 880-1400 or purchase from out online Shopping Cart
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    Plotter software for Mac computers

    Uh, Tinaers, isn't this your company?