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10th April 2012

Last week's survey

In the last week's survey , we asked our readers-  Do you give finished artwork free of charge to a client that wants to use it elsewhere in their business?

Yes - 56%
No  - 44%  


  • Artwork is charged in the initial job. The client owns the artwork from that point on.
  • We give it to them but they have already paid for it when their 1st job is done.
  • only the logo not a design
  • Why on earth would you even consider doing this?? Your in business for a reason, to make money, not make it for someone else.
  • No way, unless they pay for all the Artwork cost involved. If they don't, then they do not get anything. By law this is our property because we invested time and money creating it.
  • We always charge something for artwork and fixing up faulty supplied artwork although it is usually not enough to make a profit.
  • NEVER,NEVER. If you do, you are denegrating the trade. I usually tell my clients before we start.
  • I tell them "I prefer to do business on a handshake,but I find a written policy clarifies our relationship". So read this sign on the wall before we begin its called my TERMS & CONDITIONS.
  • I will design with first 15mins free. After that $55 per 15mins or part...
  • If you want eps,ai,pdf & hi res jpg on a CD &/or emailed it starts at $180 plus gst approx
  • How much did the Westpac,CBA,Coles,Target pay?? Hundreds of thousands....
  • Some of our designs are far more complicated....
  • Only if the customer is a regular client and depending upon the extent of time that was required to set up that art work.
  • We only supply copy of what they have paid for. As many of our clients are using copiers to do invoices etc.
  • Obviously if they have paid us for the artwork, yes. If we have done it for free as part of a large job and they want it for their website then also yes.
  • It's building a relationship with your customer. We don't own their logo. We also send their logo if they are having work done by another company.
  • Being a designer, I am happy for the customer to use finished artwork wherever they see fit - in fact I don't outsource product, so customers are welcome to take their files to whomever they wish (I do recommend producers if the customers don't already have a preference). Of course, I do expect to be paid for the artwork before it goes out as finished files!
  • Completed artwork is supplied to the client in a press ready format to print as is, with editing capabilities removed so if they choose to reprint elsewhere they can, but if they wish to use the artwork to create additional artworks, they can't.
  • No ways, the artwork is ours and they must pay for additional usage. However it really depends on complexity of the artwork. If it is a simply line drawing, etc., then we would consider allowing them the usage.
This week's survey:  

Do you ask your clients to sign a contract before work starts. A contract with your terms and conditions to protect you against payment default?  


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(QLD, Bribie Island) ADEMCO Cold Mount Laminator 650mm wide. Good condition $50. Call Shannon @ Blammos Signs 0434 269 262 or (07) 5497 6986
(Posted 9th April 2012)

(VIC, Melbourne) Roland FJ600. 1500mm wide 8 colour.Onyx rip,roland auto take up. Machine is in very good condition. $8500. Contact Peter on 0407 557051
(Posted 2nd April 2012)  


(NSW, Auburn) HP 5000 for sale. 1.5m excellent condition with inks. Call Jim on 0414 454 649
(Posted 29th March 2012)

(QLD, Springwood) UV Flatbed Agfa AnapurnaL
1680wide $40K+GST, rigid & roll to roll.  07 32086744
(Posted 29th March 2012) 


(VIC, Melbourne) Epson stylus PRO 10000CF very reliable and fast printer ideal for posters and canvass. Hardley used over the past 3 years but works perfect, all heads firing, has genuine inks in printer and can see working in Langwarrin Tel: 0407310204
(Posted 28th March 2012)  


(VIC, Melbourne) Roland RS-640, 1600 mm wide, wide format printer, includes genuine Roland RS 640roland Roland_RStake up unit & 2yr Roland warranty. Excellent condition & , immaculately maintained, Bought & serviced by connect, only genuine roland inks used. "Inspection welcome" - priced to sell $12,0000 ONO. Contact Luke P: 03 9708 2025
(Posted 28th March 2012)  


(NSW, Sydney) Slitter Rewinder in perfect working order. Fitted with  tidland airshafts. 6 Slitter and rewinderinch,3 inch,2.1/4 inch unwind shafts   and  2.1/4 inch and 3 inch rewind. Dual rewind  also has  Optic eye edge guide.  Multiple cuts. Gripping bar allowing for thicker materials. Web Width up to 1620mm. $P.O.A  Located Sydney. Call  0403251155. 

(Posted 22nd March 2012)


(QLD, Brisbane) UV Piezo (mimaki/mutoh/roland) Pigment inks, surplus stock Brisbane, Bx 5L, Cx 5L, Yx5L, LC x 7L, LM x 8. $500 + g the lot. contact. R mason 0418180574.
(Posted 16th March 2012)

(QLD, Mackay) Seiko 64s (64")
, inks, low volume done $5500 Ph. 0429 440 303
(Posted 16th March 2012)

(NSW, Asquith) VIPER DTG.
Print Black T-shirts with speed & confidence. Twin Pallet. As Viper DTGnew. $POA  .
(Posted 15th March 2012) 






(Posted 12th March 2012)  



(VIC, Melbourne) Hybrid Flatbed Printer 1.4m wide. HP 5500 1500mm UV Aqueous HP 5500printer  - roll to roll. Ultra reliable fast, efficient printer - perfect for posters and banner stands etc. Excellent condition. $1,500  Pick up. Melbourne. Email :
03 9645 0600
(Posted 7th March 2012) 




(VIC, Melbourne) Hybrid Flatbed Printer 1.4m wide. 
HP 45500 1370mm Flatbed. Fast, HP45500efficient entry level flatbed includes roll to roll kit and three new unused heads. Excellent condition. $18,000  Pick Up Melbourne Email : . 03 9645 0600
(Posted 7th March 2012)



(ACT, Canberra) Roland XC540 Print/Cut machine 1370mm wide with optional take up roller heater/dryer. Roland warranty until September 2012, in excellent maintained/serviced condition. $15,000+GST. or Roger 0438 788 272 

(Posted 7th March 2012)

 (QLD, Zillmere) For sale Epson 9800
wide format printer in perfect working condition plus applikator 2R 1360 cold laminator. We are upgrading our equipment and do not have room for these machines. Price includes about $1500 worth of inks and media. Located in Zillmere Queensland. email or phone 0403931021 for further details Thank you. Price $5500.
(Posted 6th March 2012)

This is only a partial list of 2nd hand machinery available. For the biggest and most up to date list of 2nd Hand machines available in our region, please go to

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or any other ad in these sections in the next two broadcasts to our database of +/-8000 sign, print and wide format print industry professionals,

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(NSW, Auburn) Looking to buy 2nd hand welding machine for banners and 2nd hand Seiko V-64S. 

Please call Jim 0414 454 649.
(Posted 29th March 2012)


(VIC,  Melbourne) Mimaki CJV30-130 running eco solvent(ES3) or solvent(BS3) inks email: or ph (04)14079212.
(Posted 9th March 2012)  

This is only a partial list of 2nd hand machinery wanted. For the biggest and most up to date list of 2nd Hand machines wanted in our region, please go to
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(QLD, Brisbane) PT Store Brisbane is seeking an experienced service technician. This is a hands on role and requires previous experience working on large-format printers preferable HP Designjets, Rip Software & cutters etc.
Tel 1300 881 946 M: 0434 292 439 E
(Posted 4th April 2012)  


(QLD, Brisbane) Area Sales Manager - Consumables & Hardware Qld
Spandex Asia Pacific is recognised as a total solutions provider to the Sign & Graphic Arts industry.  The role of our Area Sales Managers - Qld is critical to our commitment to excellence.  Your major challenge will be to grow and develop sales in a designated territory in the Brisbane & SW country areas. You will need a strong commercial & sales related understanding of the industry although candidates with experience in related industries will be considered.  You must be a team player & a good communicator.  We offer an excellent salary, commission structure & fully maintained vehicle. Apply to:
(Posted 28th March 2012)  


(QLD, Rockhampton)  Small boutique design studio requires the services of a competent, forward thinking, common sense sort of person

for their sign department. Duties would include measure-ups, quoting, design, manufacture and installation/application.  We design in CorelDraw and use a Roland VS-540.  Please email your resume to, or call me on 0439 767 186 (confidentiality assured).  
(Posted 28th March 2012)  


(NSW, Sydney) Customer Sales and Service Representative for T-shirt and Merchandise printing market. Full time Permanent. Inbound sales, Quotes, Order processing, Excellent communication, customer service, numerical skills. Previous industry experience.
(Posted 21st March 2012)  



This is only a partial list of vacancies. For the biggest and most up to date list of vacancies  available in our region, please go to Wide Format Online magazine. 

                     BUSINESSES FOR SALE/WANTED



(QLD, Brisbane) CBD area looking to purchase Signage or Printing business, looking to improve or add on large format printing call Rob 0419 944 660
(Posted 3rd April 2012)  


(TAS, Hobart) Signwriting business: Includes Roland VP300 Printer/Cutter, Roland CM300 Cutter, PC, Camera, Materials, Data Files, Contacts & Handover. Ideal Springboard for a good qualified signwriter. Reluctant Sale. Offers over $20,000. Email
(Posted 29h March 2012)

(VIC, West Melbourne) Small Sign shop, cheap rent, roland printer, multicam cnc, ezetaper,welding equ, guillotine, plenty of media, hand tools,ladders and equipment,est business 5yo, good customer base,ongoing work $50,000 call for more info 0404 005 667
(Posted 22nd March 2012)     


(QLD, Brisbane). TURNOVER $400 000+. Great location and every piece of equipment. Great customer base and incredible growth. Brain tumor is stopping me from going on. Need $280000. Martin 07 32760588
(Posted 15th February 2012)

(NSW, Condell Park) Sign Manufacturing Business and Building for sale.
Training provided, W.I.W.O. or owner willing to stay on for a period of time.
All machinery, stock included. In operation for 25 years. regular customers, simple to run 5 day operation,
suit husband & wife team. P.O.A . Ring Brett 0418 290 590
(Posted 24th January 2012)

(NSW, Bowral (Southern Highlands)) Trophy Centre,
Engraving including glass, Quality Business for sale, Training provided, W.I.W.O. All machinery, stock included. In operation for 19 years.P.O. A . Ring John 0248622388 or 0412806202
(Posted 23rd January 2012)

(NSW, Liverpool West) General Printing-Screenprint_Embroidery
good Customer Base. Would Suit Graphic Designer -Working Couple-Sign Maker
Plenty Of inquiries Re Signs.Estimated Turnover 2012 $300,000. WIWO $150,000 0428 259 606
(Posted 23rd January 2012)

(QLD, Gold Coast) "WANTED " Cash Buyer Looking For Sign Business
For Sale in GoldCoast QLD Region.Please email your details & asking price to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text your details to: 04500-39938
(Posted 23rd January 2012) 


(QLD, Yeppoon)General Sign Shop in Coastal town Yeppoon. All Equipment, roland printer ezytaper, and everything needed run shop. Cheap rent. More than 700 clients works completed in past 5 years. On a high traffic street. Husband and Wife team with a couple of casuals. Owners have another business and can't do both properly... There is plently of room to improve. The town is growing quickly and is the signage shop with a shop front. $75,000 inc stock Ph Owner 0413398749
(Posted 15th January 2012)


(QLD, Park Ridge South) Sticker & sign business.  Database with lots of customers. (SE Queensland)(Can service most customers from anywhere in Australia -On Line) Includes:  SP540 Roland printer - Ezy Taper - GX24 Vinyl Cutter - Neolt Trimmer -  Trolley with all tools needed - Javelin- Computers -  all up $28K ono. Email for further info. Full Training included   UP TO 1 MONTH !! Owner retiring.
(Posted 7th December 2011)

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