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3rd August 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.)  
How high a priority is finding new wide format print markets?
Last month's poll results
How important is it to offer "green" print options these days?
376 respondents
Not important37%
Less Important than 2 years ago 
More important than 2 years ago

Our last week's survey results...

How many times do you get the question "how much is a sign?" How do you respond?

  • I give them a price! I had an application created that allows me to provide pretty much instant basic sign quotes. Have only used it internally, but if anyone out there is interested, copy and paste this link into your browser for a little look at what it is -
    - call me if you would like to know more... Yolinda - 07 49267811 (Yolinda Foss, Almost Anything Web & Graphic Design)
  • How long is a piece of string? This usually addresses that question, especially if there are no details or specifications of the sign/project at hand.

  • 100,s of times, just been asked 5min ago. Because Im a smarty I say "Did you want one made from toilet paper and written with an old Texta... or did you want the one the size of Ularoo (Ayres Rock) made from solid gold." They are 2 different prices I think, but I will just check with the boss Dohhh 
  • If it's a builder for example, I ask how much is a house. Can't price a sign with no specs. 
  • Yes, over the years I've been asked that question many times. I always respond with the same answer as calmly as possible..."the price varies from between one dollar and a million dollars. Tell me exactly what you want and I can narrow it down a bit." 
  • Really...I suppose you could say "as long as a piece of string" if you wanted to be rude to your customers but until you explain the differing elements that come into play when pricing a sign the customer doesn't know how they are priced. Just because they don't know how your business works doesn't mean they are stupid. 
  • First question anyone asks. I just respond "depends" then see where the conversation goes from there :) 
  • We get that question every week. We reply, "A sign with no colours, no text, no logos, no measurements, no materials or installation are totally free!" We then ask to meet with them or get them to visit our website to get some details together that we can work with.
  • I typically respond with "how long is a piece of string?", after an awkward laugh we discuss the finer details and specifics to arrive at a price.
  • How many times? almost as many as how much is a skinny flyer?
    And the answer is exactly the same - what size is it, what do you want it printed on, what finishing do you require, and how many are there?
  • Every time a client walks in the door...
    My usual answer is .."Under $1,000,000.00" As it depends on so many factors.

(As a publishing practice to protect ourselves from any potential liability, company and individual names that are referred to negatively in any of these comments are removed.
In addition we reserve the right to remove comments that are blatant advertising for one product or company)

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This month's Special Offers from industry suppliers

SupplierThe offerAvailable whereOffer expiry date
 Save $25.00 off your first order, when you signup a new customer with Conect online.
20th December 2015
 CPH Group
KlikInk Eco Solvent Bulk Ink for your Roland Printer only $139.00 per Litre Ongoing with Free Bulk Ink System
Nationally30th December 2015
Total Image Supplies
PhotoTex "The original re-positional peel & stick polyester fabric media
Nationally31st July 2015

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The information will go into the first available newsletter.


2nd Hand Machinery/Auctions.


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New South Wales


(NSW, Sydney) KIP Color 80
(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) Great Con.Brother GT3 DTG printer,
(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) Viper One Pre Spray Machine in As New Condition
(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) Geo Knight DK20 Heat Press
(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) 4 colors screen-printing carousel with rotating Print Station
(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney, Macquarie Park) Konica Minolta LD6500 A3+ cut sheet printer with all the finishings, etc

(Posted 30th July 2015) 

(NSW, Chipping Norton) Oce Arizona 318 GL (build March 2012)
(Posted 20th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney Northern Beaches) Roland vs-640 print and cut 1600 wide plus take up
(Posted 20th July 2015) 

(Posted 13th July 2015)
(NSW, Collaroy) Epson 9600 Pro
(Posted 12th July 2015)
(Posted 12th June 2015)

(Posted 6th June 2015)

(Posted 6th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Used oce colourwave 600 plotter
(Posted 4th June 2015) 

(NSW, South Granville) AOKE Digital Cutting table & Fatoba Trimmer
(Posted 29th May 2015) 

(NSW, Toukley) anti static kit From the US
(Posted 28th May 2015) 

(NSW, Newcastle Cardiff) SIGNEASY 1600Pro Laminator/applicator,
(Posted 27th May 2015) 

(NSW, Leichardt) Jetrix 2030 printer
(Posted 25th May 2015) 

(Posted 22nd May 2015) 

(NSW, Alexandria) For sale: $800 each ONO
(Posted 12th May 2015) 

(NSW, Ingleburn) For sale 1 Dilli Flatbed ( agfa Annapurna) 2500ws machine
(Posted 11th May 2015) 

(NSW, Chipping Norton) Teckpro UV3200 roll to roll printer
(Posted 7th May 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Wanted LEC-300a, LEC-330 or LEC-540
(Posted 6th May 2015) 

(NSW Pyrmont) VersaCAMM SP-300i Printer Cutter
(Posted 27th April 2015) 

(NSW, Gosford) Gerber Edge 2 and software,
(Posted 15th April 2015) 

(NSW, Bexley) Roland SJ-740 in great working order,
(Posted 9th April 2015) 


(ACT, Fyshwick) Wanted for parts Damaged Roland SP-540V Printer Cutter
(Posted 21st May 2015)

Rasterlink 5 Pro software Bundle. Call 0414 545 564

(Posted 20th April 2015) 


(VIC, Mernda) HP DesignJet L26500
(Posted 29th April 2015)
(VIC, Werribee) Roland SC500 EcoSol Max 
(Posted 28th April 2015)



How important is it to offer "green" print options these days?

(Posted 10th July 2015)
(QLD, Brisbane) LEC300A for sale.
(Posted 28th May 2015)
(QLD, Arana Hills) HP L25500 Latex
(Posted 29th April 2015)
Northern Territory
South Australia
(SA, Whyalla) Duplo DC-615 slitter, cutter and creaser.
(Posted 13th July 2015)
Western AustraliaRE

(Posted 6th July 2015)
(Posted 6th July 2015)
(Posted 22nd June 2015)
(Posted 10th June 2015)
(Posted 22nd April 2015)
         New ZealandACE HERE
(Posted 7th April 2015)

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 New South Wales  


(NSW, Mt Kuring gai) Area Sales Manager - Aftermarkets, Rigid Materials and Hardware
(Posted 28th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney West) Digital Print & Zund Operator
(Posted 14th July 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Support Technician
(Posted 1st July 2015) 

(NSW, Western Sydney) Sales Representative
(Posted 30th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney, Rosebery) Sign Installer.
(Posted 29th June 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney, Seven Hills) Large Format Print & Cutter Operator
(Posted 16th June 2015) 

(Posted 12th May 2015)

(Posted 8th May 2015) 




(VIC, Mulgrave) Print Estimator
(Posted 15th May 2015)

(VIC, Melbourne) National Sales Manager
(Posted 5th May 2015) 



South Australia


(SA, Adelaide) Experienced Sign Installer,
(Posted 9th July 2015) 

(SA, Adelaide) Experienced Contract graphic designer,

(Posted 9th July 2015)


Western Australia

(WA, Perth) Sales Representative - Signage and Graphics Consumables
(Posted 16th July 2015)


Businesses for sale/wanted

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