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30th March 2015
This week's survey 
(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.)  


Our last survey results...

Would you be open to merger, acquisition or partnership agreements? 

  • Yes with the right company two heads are better than one even if they are Fish Heads we have been doing this since 1987 but still don't know it all. (Gary, Studioline) 
  • I would be very careful. I bought into a family business once and once the honeymoon was over and they had my money, they played some terrible tricks in order to make me want to get out. I eventually took them to court and won.
  • That's a dicey question. I know two separate signwriters who did agree to something of that ilk, such that they stayed on staff for 'X' amount of time, like 2 years or more, minimum. Within about 6 weeks, each of the the 'new bosses' had sacked each one.
    They had started their businesses from scratch, and suddenly, unexpectedly found themselves out of a job, and no business either. It was not funny.
    Sure, I'd be happy with a merger etc, as long as I had to work less, and made 5 times as much...
    If I had to work more, and gained no more, then what is the point? -unless I was about to retire, and just wanted to get out of the industry.
    'Partnership' agreements - I've watched many of them, and they've all ended up being horribly one-sided.
    The lazy person ends up with the bulk of the money, and the motivated person wonders why he ever let himself get conned. It would take a special pair to make it work... (Ian, Traditional Signs)
  • Absolutely yes. 
  • My business is not big enough to merge but maybe a partnership, but there is a degree of trust involved and that would be paramount before anything happened.
  • Yes - I find mergers or acquisitions are a great way to capture a larger market share, to expand and manage growth as long as it is financially viable and the debt required for the acquisition is serviceable. (Steve, Steve Baker Signs)
  • yes very much so, I think that it is a great way to progress like minded businesses.
    This would be a natural progression for business both small and midsize to grow, and use the skills and tools of each other. So very much open to discussions. (Mark, Vivid print Services)
  • I am always on the look out for opportunities to expand / purchase an existing business / businesses that have growth potential.
  • Absolutely. All propositions are looked at and considered
  • It would not be worth it unless there would be a profit in it for me and my staff. So many of these deals leave you poorer and stressed out by the tensions that can exist after the honeymoon is over.
  • There's many benefits in merging or partnering in terms of greatly reducing overheads and gaining efficiency, but there's often a conflict in interests and decision making clashes between two parties who are used to having 100% control. On the other hand we'd be open to making acquisitions or being acquired for the right terms.
  • Yes for merger or aquisition if the deal is right, interested in what valuation methods and earning multiples sign businesses are using to determine the value of the hunter and the prey. . 


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In addition we reserve the right to remove comments that are blatant advertising for one product or company)

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This week's Special Offers from industry suppliers

SupplierThe offerAvailable whereOffer expiry date
250 Custom Printed Full Colour Neoprene Stubby Holders, $3.25 each +gst & Freight
Nationally31st March 2015
Roland DG trade in deals
30th March 2015
SigmatecKeder Rope Banner Edging 20% off
Nationally30th March 2015
1 roll Sihl 3334 Matt Aqueous Paper 1524w x 30m 160gsm (code 158654) @ $115+gst
Adelaide31 March 2015 or until sold
Canon Large Format Printer - imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE
Nationally31st March 2015
CPH GroupKlikInk Eco Solvent Bulk Ink for your Roland Printer only $139.00 per Litre Ongoing with Free Bulk Ink System
Nationally30th April 2015

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New South Wales


(NSW, West Kempsey) Roland CAMM-1 PRO Cutter on stand.
(Posted 29th March 2015) 

(NSW, Port Macquarie) Brand new Anilam 1600mm manual cold Laminator on stand.
(Posted 28th March 2015) 

(NSW, Wollongong) Mimaki JV33 and CJV30.
(Posted 27th March 2015) 

(NSW, Wyong) Camm 1 600mm cutter
(Posted 24th March 2015) 

(NSW, West Tamworth) 2nd hand Lightbox sign for sale.
(Posted 23rd March 2015) 

(NSW, Smithfield) Dye-Sub Roland Pro 4 XF-640 (Pictures)
(Posted 23rd March 2015) 

(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) HP L65500 2.5m wide Latex printer
(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) HP Scitex Latex 850. 3.2m wide Latex printer
(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Ingleburn) PosterPrint Pro V14 - RIP Software
(Posted 6th March 2015) 

(NSW, Deniliquin) Gerber Edge FX printer and GS15+ plotter
(Posted 25th February 2015) 

(NSW, West Ryde ) XAAR 318 Printheads
(Posted 23rd February 2015) 

 (NSW, Lilyfield) Used Mutoh Value Jet 1604 printer $2000.00
(Posted 20th February 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) 1 Dilli Flatbed ( annapurna)
(Posted 16th February 2015) 

(NSW, Wauchope) Roland SP 540v with take-up,
(Posted 15th February 2015) 

(NSW, Wetherill Park) AGFA Anapurna M Flatbed Printer.
(Posted 10th February 2015) 

(NSW, Ashfield) Roland VS-540i
(Posted 2nd February 2015) 

(NSW, Carlingford) Roland BN20 with metallic setup
(Posted 30th January 2015) 

 (NSW, Central Coast) A virtually brand new Gandinnovations Jeti 1224 True Flatbed. 
(Posted 28th January 2015)
(NSW, Sydney) Slitter Rewinder in perfect working order.

(Posted 28th January 2015)
(NSW, Maroubra) Oce Colorwave 600 ao plotter
(Posted 27th January 2015)
(NSW, South Granville) Fatoba Digitrim 64

(Posted 16th January 2015) 

(NSW, Central Coast) JV33-160BS ( 600cc Bladder )for sale
(Posted 8th January 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Oce colorwave 600 ao plotter

(Posted 19th December 2014) 


(Posted 6th March 2015)  

(VIC, Cheltenham) HP 9000s Printer in good condition
(Posted 27th February 2015) 

(VIC, Hastings) Canon ipF 6100 for parts.
(Posted 27th February 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) Epson Stylus Pro 9900
(Posted 24th February 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) KODAK 1200i (encad)   

(Posted 10th February 2015)  


(Posted 10th February 2015)  

(VIC, Mernda) HP Latex 360 Printer for urgent sale .    

(Posted 4th February 2015)
(VIC, Melbourne) Looking for Mimaki JV3 S or SP not in running order. 

(Posted 30th January 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) HP FB700 uv printer.     

(Posted 21st January 2015) 

(VIC, Swan Hill) GS6000 For Sale    

(Posted 10th December 2014)




(QLD, Brisbane) HP L25500 Latex
(Posted 6th February 2015)
(QLD, Aspley) Roof rack for Commodore
(Posted 4th February 2015)
(QLD, Brisbane) Used HP L25500 $2500
(Posted 12th January 2015)
(QLD, Alexandra Hills) Roland SP540V
(Posted 10th December 2014)
(Posted 3rd December 2014)
Northern Territory
(NT, Darwin) Looking for spare part for our ROLAND VERSA CAM SP 540V.
(Posted 10th February 2015)
South Australia


(SA , Golden Grove) Roland RS-640 VersaArt with take up roll
(POsted 30th January 2015) 

(SA, Adelaide) Roland VS640 Printer/Cutter
(Posted 8th December 2014)  


Western AustraliaRE
(WA, Port Kennedy) AGFA Annapurna M
(Posted 23rd March 2015)

(Posted 10th March 2015)

         TasmaniaACE HERE
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 New South Wales  



(NSW, Sydney) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media
(Posted 27th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) Large Format Cutter Operator
(Posted 2nd March 2015) 

(Posted 27th January 2015) 

(NSW, Glebe) Production Manager
(Posted 8th December 2014) 

(NSW, Sydney, Lewisham) - Sales person required / Neon Glass Bender / Cnc Router Operator
(Posted 8th December 2014) 






South Australia


(SA, Adelaide) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media for Adelaide
(Posted 27th March 2015) 

SA, Adelaide) Sales / Account Manager - Sign Manufacturer - ADELAIDE
(Posted 17th December 2014)

Western Australia

(WA, Perth) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media for Perth (Posted 27th March 2015) 

(WA, Malaga) - Sales Executive- Sign & Display 

(Posted 13th February 2015) 




Businesses for sale/wanted
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The Freezing Homeless Child! (Social Experiment)
The Freezing Homeless Child! (Social Experiment)

Well, a Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called 'Yam'. Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time, they told her about the facts of life. They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato'.
Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her! But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato either. She would eat properly so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring Cousins.
When she went off to Europe, Mr. And Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for those hard-boiled guys from Ireland and the greasy guys from France called the French Fries, and when she went out West, she must watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.
They sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University). So that when she graduated she'd really be "in the Chips". But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Richie Benaud.
"Richie Benaud!!!!", they cried.
They were very upset and told Yam "You can't possibly marry Richie Benaud because he's just ..........
Are you ready for this? Are you sure? * OK! You asked for it: Here it is! * * * ... just a COMMONTATER!"
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