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14th May 2012
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Last week's survey

In the last week's survey , we asked - Are your prices keeping up with associated costs?

 

  • Yes.
  • Yes - only just. Work, however, is becoming increasingly difficult to price competitively to keep profitability at a reasonable level. Why, because I feel there are too many pricing jobs at ridiculous rates just to get work.
    No wonder they are going backwards and bust. Do not think the many backyarders (particularly wide format work) with low overheads (rent etc:) are helping keep prices at unrealistic low levels.
  • Definitely not - and no body wants to pay more if we try to put up our prices. Expenditure is far more outwaying income it seems. As we pay out more and more in every associated cost to run a business (and a home) we earn less, as people tighten their belts. Unfortunately cheaper products are available through the big companies that just love to send out their flyers to every business australia wide, it seems, and thus hurting the smaller businesses countrywide. So as everything increases in price we earn less and less. The scales are tipping - how long before it tips over completely in the wrong direction - it certainly is a fine balancing act. Not sure how much longer the smaller businesses can hold the balance.
  • No, we are going backwards.  We have to increase prices urgently. 
  • We have just put some of our prices up and plan to do the rest by the new financial year to cover price rises. Customers complain but if we're not making money what is the point in doing the work - if someone else wants to do the work for nothing let them!
  • As a medium size company we are finding this extremely difficult due to all the rediculous pricing within this industry and how so many smaller operators regularly undervalue their services. We are constantly amaised at how cheap and nasty some operators are making and selling signs for. I am sure that if these people actually worked out their hourly rate it would be as little as $40 - $50 per hour.... Smaller operators and franchises need to realise that they are only cutting their own throats and undervaluing the whole industry. We are a trade and should be charging the same amount as any other registered trades per labour hour. If you educate your clients you will get the real value of what a sign is worth.
  • We try but low prices in market make it so difficult to pay the cost and make some thing. especially in these days we just try to survive and pay the bills.
  • They are as suppliers have been dropping their prices also I take advantage of specials that companies offer on my regular products, I dont buy product just on price though, I stick to my good product to ensure consistency in print and quality as there is enough profit to buy good product without going for the cheap Chinese product  

(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)

 


If you have a subject that you would like us to survey, please send your subject to brian@wideformatonline.com. Thanks.)

 

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(NSW, Pennant Hills) Mutoh RJ-900C Dye Sublimation Printer 42" (Thornleigh) - Includes Motorised Take-Up Reel, Bulk Ink System, 4 x Rolls of Transjet 1070mm x 120m paper, 4 x CMYK 1 litre bottles of ink, 1 x Wastepad set, 3 x Portable Infrared Heaters, ONYX RIP Dongle. PLUS LOTUS LTS 500 Electromagnetic Heat Press - 650 x 950mm pressing area. PLUS EPSON 7600 with some rolls of paper. Surplus to our needs. Printer has Low Use and in excellent condition. The lot for $10,000.00 inc GST pick up only. Phone Ian on 0419 264 975, email: widg@bigpond.net.au
(Posted 10th May 2012)  

 

(QLD, Wondai) ROLAND Sol Jet SC-500...Nice piece of equipement..Excellent working order..Print n Cut...Very affordable in running cost and parts.Little hours on clock...See it working...$9000 firm Phone Colleen 0431100431
(Posted 4th May 2012)

(QLD, Petrie) ART CNC ROUTER
9'x4'bed Old but works well. Very reliable. $18,000 for quick sale Petrie Qld (Photo on request) 0404040043
(Posted 30th April 2012)

(QLD, Sunshince Coast) BRAND NEW FLAT PACKED CARDBOARD BOXES (3 SIZES).
A 1600MMX 140MMX 140MM BASE & Lid $3.90; B 1100MM X 140 X 140 BASE & lid $3.70; C 560mm x 130 x 130 one piece construction $1.90. 100 of each available. Ideal for rolls of vinyl , tint etc., Email russell@windowtintwarehouse for photos
(Posted 29th April 2012)

(NSW, Pennant Hills) Mutoh RJ-900C Dye Sublimation Printer
42" (Thornleigh) - Includes Motorised Take-Up Reel, Bulk Ink System, 4 x Rolls of Transjet 1070mm x 120m paper, 4 x CMYK 1 litre bottles of ink, 1 x Wastepad set, 3 x Portable Infrared Heaters, ONYX RIP Dongle. Plus LOTUS LTS 500 Electromagnetic Heat Press - 650 x 950mm pressing area. Surplus to our needs. Printer has Low Use and in excellent condition. The lot for $10,000.00 inc GST pick up only. Phone Ian on 0419 264 975, email: widg@bigpond.net.au.
(Posted 28th April 2012)

(NSW, Wetherill Park) Sublimation Roller Heat Press -
Large 50cm Oil Heated Drum for serious production, 1.65m working width, spanish made paper feed tension clutch, 2 feeds for fabric and protection paper, 3 automatic take-ups, 3 phase power. Great condition, can see working. $28,000 neg. Email sales@visualrelay.com.au. for pics. Phone Mark 0413 233 324
(Posted 28th April 2012)   

(VIC, Melbourne) MOVING - MUST SELL. Full package $14,000 ONO. Roland SJ745EX, Matching size cold laminator, Digital print slitter, Inks, Accessories/a-frames and vinyls, Software.
0407 182 539
(Posted 24th April 2012)

(NSW, Sydney) Neolt Rotary Trimmer
1.5mtrs wide Sharp blade for clean, smooth cutting. Perfect for trimming posters / decals quickly and effectively. $1,200.00 - Contact: Nick 0414 607 620 for more details
(Posted 20th April 2012)

(NSW,Erskineville) Roland FP 740
Selling to downsize has had little use only printing 20 lm per week. Set up with waterbased bulk sublimation ink and auto take up. Replacement price $52,000.00 asking $28,000.00. Tel:02 95573900
(Posted 19th April 2012)

(QLD, Gold Coast) OCÉ 7051 Wide Format Analogue Plan Copier
Black & White
Model Series: 7050 Configuration: 7051 Tel: 0408 345 080
(Posted 17th April 2012)   

(TAS, Hobart) FOR SALE  Roland VP300 Print/Cut $9000.
Email:  sandyshaz@hotmail.com
(Posted 16th April 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

(TAS, Hobart) FOR SALE Roland CM300 Cutter, plus full stock of vinyl, Office Equipment & Software available at extra cost: $4000. Email: sandyshaz@hotmail.com
(Posted 16th April 2012)  

 

 

 

 

 

(NSW, Waratah) Roland FJ600, 8 Colour Pigment Printer. Will take up to 1600mm wide media. In good working order, comes with manuals $4000.00. Newcastle NSW Contact 0412026067
(Posted 14th April 2012)

(VIC, Melbourne) Mutoh 64" Model VJ-1604E
Brand New (only run for 6mnths) Eco-solvent High Quality printer. Maximum 1440 DPI, Printing speeds up to 15.5 square mtrs. Superior ink economy & print quality through use of VariaDot & wave stitching print technology. CMYK, take up tensioning system, Excellent condition, Regularly serviced. Includes set of inks, Brand new printer head. Demonstrations available. $13,000.00 - Contact: Carly 0412 137 508
(Posted 12th April 2012)  

 

(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)  

 

(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)   

 

      

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

The weekly Classified Ad Mailer   

If you would like to run a 2nd hand machinery, staff vacancy

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,

 click here for details.
(All ads in this section are repeated in the free classifieds in Wide Format Online.)
Just click here for the free ads only.  

 

MACHINERY WANTED 

 

(VIC, Hillside) In search for a 2nd hand Roland PC60/PC600 in great working condition with good printhead, (Would be great to view it working). VIC area would be great, but may travel. Call, text or email me. 0411 672110, aandrade@iprimus.com.au 

(Posted 25th April 2012)

 

(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)

 

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 Wide Format Online magazine.

The weekly Classified Ad Mailer   

If you would like to run a 2nd hand machinery, staff vacancy

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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                                            VACANCIES  

 

(WA, Perth) Production Staff Required. Experience with Digital Printers and Rip Software. Vinyl plotters. Laminating and application of viny graphics to all sorts of surfaces and substrates.
08 9362 2222
(Posted 7th May 2012)  

 

(VIC, Melbourne) Area Sales Manager - Consumables & Hardware Melbourne
Spandex Asia Pacific is recognised as a total solutions provider to the Sign & Graphic Arts industry.  The role of our Area Sales Manager - Melbourne is critical to our commitment to excellence.  Your major challenge will be to grow and develop sales in a designated territory in the Melbourne western suburbs and some country areas. You will need a strong commercial and 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: employment@spandex.com.au.
(Posted 3rd May 2012)

(WA, Perth) DIGITAL PRINTER REQUIRED.
Long established Display and Exhibition CO. located in Osborne Park (Wester Australia)
Requires the services of a skilled printer to join our team.
The successful applicant must be experienced in the following.
Manage stock and printer consumables.
Meet customer deadlines.
Laminate and mount displays.
Able to use Adobe CS Suite.
Familiar with colour management.
Experience with Colorgate RIP
For further information please contact
Bobd@toucan.com.au.
(Posted 2nd May 2012)

(TAS, Hobart) Wanted Experienced Sign Manufacturer/Installer  Kane Signs & Printing is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in the signage and graphics industry. Criteria include general installation, vinyl & print application, vehicle wrap and light fabrication. History working at heights is required and customer service & sales experience a must. Must hold a current drivers license, reliable vehicle and able to work unsupervised. This is a part-time position with further opportunity for an inspired individual to progress further in a fast paced environment. Forward resume & referees to ben@kanesigns.com.au.
(Posted 30th April 2012)

(NSW, Liverpool) Full-time Signwriter with experience in design, vinyl applications and installing signs. Applicant must have a pro-active "CAN DO" attitude. Attractive remuneration. Send resume to signcompany@tpg.com.au.
(Posted 19th April 2012)   

 

(ACT, Fyshwick) Signwriter, full-time position with knowledge of sign installations, vinyl applications, large format printing and experience using Corel Draw, Adobe CS. Contact sales@hi-rez.com.au or call 02 6280 8585.
(Posted 13th April 2012)

(NSW, North Sydney) Project Manager - Sydney Print Company 
My client based in North Sydney is looking for a project manager with strong organisational and client service skills to work with friendly young team.
Duties will include quoting, taking job from start to finish, liaising with clients, data entry and administration. Training on internal system will be provided.
Please send resume to wendy@werx.net.au
(Posted 12th April 2012)

(QLD, Brisbane) Large Format Print Operator 
We require the services of an experienced large format printing machine operator. Only persons with experience need apply.
Duties include, colour correction, matching and prep of files, as well as ripping and printing to multiple devices.
Must be able to work in a busy environment and with extremely tough deadlines. Salary and hours negotiable on experience and the probationary employment period.
Position would suit person looking to work in a small dynamic team with opportunities to advance as the business continues to grow.
Resumes, etc., to email address: markel@iinet.net.au or posted to PO Box 479, Albion, QLD, 4010.
(Posted 12th April 2012)

(VIC, Melbourne) Conect Enterprises are seeking an experienced sales person to join our ranks in Melbourne. 
Conect is an importer and distributor of self adhesive films, heat transfer medias, composite panels and technology for the signage and print industry.
Based in the eastern suburbs we are seeking someone who has experience in the industry who would like to use your experience to add value to our customer base.
You may have worked in digital printing, vinyl application, manufacturing or even heat transfer. If you've got industry experience we'd love to hear from you.
The role is inclusive of an annual wage, commission, fully maintained car, plus lap top and I phone.
For more information please email employment@conect.net.au with the title Sales Role.
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/area-manager/in/melbourne-melbourne/21734653
(Posted 10th April 2012)  

 

Large Format Print Operator
We require the services of an experienced large format printing machine operator. Only persons with experience need apply.
Duties include, colour correction, matching and prep of files, as well as ripping and printing to multiple devices.
Must be able to work in a busy environment and with extremely tough deadlines. Salary and hours negotiable on experience and the probationary employment period.
Position would suit person looking to work in a small dynamic team with opportunities to advance as the business continues to grow.
Resumes, etc., to email address: markel@iinet.net.au or posted to PO Box 479, Albion, QLD, 4010.  

 

(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 pstockwell@ptstore.com.au
(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: employment@spandex.com.au
(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 yolinda@almostanything.com.au, 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. alanna@mabuzi.com
(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

   

 

(NSW, Inverell) Signwriting & Printing business, established 1993. Owner operated (couple). Excellent client base. Good turnover and plant list. Potential to expand. $135,000 Negotiable. Keen to sell phone 02 67221655
(Posted 7th May 2012)  

 

(QLD, Park Ridge South) Business for sale: Digital Printing - (Part Time) Price is $38K Good return.
Includes:
Wide format printer/cutter + all equipment + training
Over 300 customer database including their artwork
Brisbane/Gold Coast - contact tc2011@bigpond.com.
(Posted 1st May 2012)

(QLD, Ipswich) Ipswich Area QLD. excellent offset & wide format printer is seeking a financial partner to set up new business. I am extremely hard working, looking for the next step up.Tel: 0411 078 769
(Posted 1st May 2012)

(NSW, Erina) Custom T-shirt Printing Internet Business For Sale: Established in late 2006 with a turnover of over $330000 this business has a huge potential particularly if you are a screen printer. We do the Direct to Garment and Digital printing in house and outsource screen printing. The advantages: - Top 5 position on Google for many key words; - Few websites established customyourshirt.com Toctopus.com Henstshirts.com; - Large database; - 2 DTG + dig Roland + Cutter + presses; The price: $100,000 + GST if applicable, can be relocated very easily, not opened to public, would recommend someone in a large capital City to take advantage of Google place.
I'm focusing on a new business so can't exploit this business to full potential, however can stay as a consultant to help you bit your competition with advise on online marketing. Email: benoit@customyourshirt.com.
(Posted 29th April 2012)  

 

(NSW, Camden) CBD office unit sale/lease - $249,000 Ex GST See link on homepage "mi-tshirt.com" Phil 0419484392 phil.cal@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Posted 19th 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 sandyshaz@hotmail.com
(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: robinharle@hotmail.com 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 tc2011@bigpond.com for further info. Full Training included   UP TO 1 MONTH !! Owner retiring.
(Posted 7th December 2011)


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