Trainee Sign Fitter - South East

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Issue 157 - May 2015

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Trainee Sign Fitter

Busy sign company based in Bromley Kent. Are looking for a trainee sign fitter to join our growing team.

Must have some previous experience and able to work as part of a team.

Drivers licence essential.

Please call Sean Davis on 07860 384090 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Graphics / Production Coordinator - Watford

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Issue 157 - May 2015

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Graphics Production Coordinator

Job Description: Graphics/ Production Coordinator

Location: Fastsigns Watford near London

Contact: Charan S. via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, the Graphics /Poduction Specialist has a dual role working in the computer room and production room.

As an Artworker this position is responsible for creating computer generated vinyl and/or full colour graphics output that can be weeded, cut and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. This may involve various levels of artistic creativity and will ultimately lead to the complete or modified design from customer drawings, files, or exact output of customer-provided design for output to media.

In the production room, this position is responsible for all aspects of the physical construction and assembling of signs from computer cut vinyl and wide format full colour printouts. Sign assembly includes preparing substrates and applying vinyl or other media according to written instructions. Also, mounting and/or laminating prints and operating and setting up the laminator for over-laminating, encapsulation, or mounting of digital imaged products is required. Proofreading signs and conducting quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of signs is required.

COMPUTER ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Prioritize each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow.
  2. Determine the best output method based on the customer’s need.
  3. Read and interpret a Work Order.
  4. Work with co-workers and customers with file transfers, FTP access, photo library options, online proofs, etc.
  5. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space, aesthetic design, and production requirements.
  6. Prepare comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor.
  7. Allocate appropriate amount of time to each work order.
  8. Inspect jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer. Ensure correct material is used for each job and output devise settings are accurate.
  9. Customer logo maintenance and sourcing: scanning, editing, using the FASTSIGNS Digital Asset Library, etc.; convert graphic files.
  10. Image Sourcing: locate photos, understand copyright laws and release/usage requirements, knowledge of resources to buy stock images, work with service bureaus to create output beyond store capability, and understand resolution options and optimal enlargement specifications from image vendors and image originals.
  11. Provide proofs as necessary, using the FASTSIGNS online proofing system, for customer approval.
  12. Perform daily/weekly computer back-ups; archive files as necessary.
  13. Maintain all equipment including computers, plotters and printers (water-soluble printers, thermal transfer printers, solvent ink printers, etc.).
  14. Maintain accurate electronic and paper record of File Storage and Disks (logs, saving by invoice number, dating) as specified in the FASTSIGNS Operations Manual.
  15. Minimize waste by efficiently using ink, media, laminates, foils and vinyl; notify manager/owner of low inventory.
  16. Communicate with other employees, Sales/Service members on job requirements, timing, and special needs; Sign Maker(s) on job input and output; Production Manager/Center Manager on inventory needs for computer supplies.
PRODUCTION ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Follow a layout to place computer-generated vinyl or full color graphic image(s) on a pre-determined substrate or medium.
  2. Prepare substrates for application. This may include cutting, painting, laminating, cleaning and maintaining the substrates for application.
  3. Feed UV flatbed printer with substrate for printing purposes when necessary.
  4. Weed excess vinyl from computer cut images. Weeding techniques vary with size, type of vinyl and complexity of image. Know how and when to use each technique.
  5. Perform quality assurance measures pre- and post-construction by accurately reading and interpreting a Work Order and then proofing for errors or unacceptable standards (bubbles, rough edges, loose seams).
  6. Perform finishing operations such as laminating, encapsulating, and/or mounting of printed pieces.
  7. Install signs when necessary.
  8. Operate the laminator while maintaining proper fit and settings. Thread laminating or encapsulating material onto the machine, set temperature, pressure, and side guides for proper feeding of material.
  9. Help unload raw materials; clean and maintain storage areas.
  10. Maintain production rate consistency; meet or exceed established minimum rates per hour.
  11. Work on different projects simultaneously.
  12. Run proof sheet and secure approval for production run from supervisor.
  13. Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Communicate with other employees in a calm and professional manner; express self verbally and listen well.
  2. Report inventory levels and stock to be reordered to the franchise partner.
  3. Increase knowledge of computer graphic design and sign making through reading trade publications and independent study.
  4. Keep the areas neat, clean and organized.

Participate in and practice the FASTSIGNS sales mentality of “Everybody Sells”. Constantly be looking for sales opportunities for the center. Serve as a backup for answering the phone if the franchise partner, manager and sales/service employees are busy assisting other customers. Assist at the front counter as needed. Understand the sales process enough to consult with customers to determine project needs and solutions.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  1. Ability to sit for long periods.
  2. Ability to view a computer screen for long periods.
  3. Ability to work under pressure to output high volume, high quality work.
  4. Ability to lift 50 or more pounds.
  5. Flexibility to lean over a waist-high table and use back forth hand motion to apply vinyl letters and graphics to a substrate.
  6. Ability to use light power equipment.
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Sign Maker - Monmouthshire

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Issue 157 - May 2015

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Sign Maker

A full time sign maker experienced in all aspects of sign making and installation.

Design + production utilising Signlab, Illustrator, Photoshop, Raster Link Pro. Printing large format graphics. Including vinyl application, vehicle graphics application.

Finishing including laminating and mounting graphics, vinyl cutting, working to deadlines. Ability to use your own initiative.

Good salary dependent on experience Call: 07880 682105.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Experienced Freelance Wrappers - South East

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Experienced Freelance Wrappers

South East Area

Please call 07860 388574
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Vehicle Graphics Installer - Oxfordshire

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Vehicle Graphics Installer

We are a long established Sign and Graphics company in Oxfordshire that has doubled its turnover and is rapidly expanding.

We offer a large range of signage, graphics, vehicle livery and hoarding for clients around the Country.

City & County Graphics Ltd are currently looking for an experienced, highly skilled and proficient Vehicle Graphics installer.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate practical application of vehicle wrapping.

The ability to design vehicle graphics would be advantageous, but not essential.

Freelance positions would also be considered.

Please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T: 01865 823161

Contact: Paul Edwards (General Manager)

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Account Handler - Oxfordshire

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Account Handler

We are looking for an amazing Account Handler as an extension to our very busy Production Team at City & County Graphics. We manufacture and install Signage to the highest standards to some of the UK’s largest house builders. This job is a key part within our business, and requires a very organised and motivated person to join our team.

    Responsibilities
  • Liaising directly with clients to obtain the information required for their signage needs.
  • Estimating costs using Clarity (full training will be given)
  • Liaising with the Production Coordinator to ensure that all jobs are scheduled to the dates requested by the client whilst giving clear customer feedback on progress
    Benefits
  • Significant responsibility within a growing company.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Chance to progress within the company.
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

If you think that you are the perfect candidate for the job, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T: 01865 823161

Contact: Paul Edwards (General Manager)

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Production Co-ordinator/Buyer - Oxfordshire

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Production Co-ordinator/Buyer

We are looking for an amazing Production Coordinator/Buyer as an extension to our very busy Production Team at City & County Graphics. We manufacture and install Signage to the highest standards to the UK's largest house builders.

This job is a key part within our business, and require a very organised, self-motivated person to join our team.

    Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Account Managers to coordinate job manufacture and installation
  • Purchase all materials required for each job to ensure deadlines are met
  • Use purchase orders when buying any materials/stock.
    Requirements
  • You have meticulous attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, be an excellent organiser and versatile
  • Significant responsibility within a growing company.

Competitive salary.

20 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

If you think that you are the perfect candidate for the job, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T: 01865 823161

Contact: Paul Edwards (General Manager)

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All Rounder / Sign Maker / Digital Printer (Sign) - Manchester

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Issue 156 - March/April 2015

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All Rounder / Sign Maker / Digital Printer

We are recruiting an all-rounder capable of all aspects of sign manufacture, including vinyl application, vehicle graphics application, fabrication & assembly of various materials.

    It would be advantageous but not essential if you have experience in the following:
  • Printing large format graphics
  • Finishing including laminating and mounting graphics
  • Vinyl cutting and application
  • Clean driving licence
  • Working to deadlines
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Willingness to learn new skills & progress
  • Illustrator and Flexi sign knowledge

Hours of work: 8am - 5pm

To apply, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Graphic installers (office manifestation) Freelance - London

Jan 2015 Issue

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Graphic installers (mostly to windows) - Freelance

We are a small window graphics installation company based in South London, most of our work is in central London for a wide range of clients. We specialise in office glass partition manifestation graphics and window film installations.

Due to an increase in work load we are looking for self-employed qualified fitters of office glass manifestation graphics, digitally printed window graphics & wallpaper and the occasional sign.

Some preparation work may-be occasionally required in our workshop, no computer skills required but if you can work a plotter & a printer this could be an advantage!

Some work you will be able to install on your own, other work with other qualified members of our team or myself

This role initially will be regular work, (possibly leading to something more permanent) we would prefer to work with an individual or a 2 man team who are flexible to install times, sometimes long but fun days installing, have a friendly can do attitude & clean appearance.

We, like our clients demand an extremely high level of finish, attention to detail. So hands-on experience with films such opal frost, silver etched, dusted, sparkle effect films with or without cut-outs and app tape, general window films & some wallpaper is required.

This could lead to a permanent role with progression possibilities within a growing company for the right individual.

    Please apply with details of:
  • Your Daily rates
  • Your CV
  • A brief message with what experience you have with manifestation graphics
  • Any photos of work carried-out

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Please do Not telephone regarding this role)

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Freelance Large Format Graphics Installers - London

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Freelance large format
graphics installers needed NOW

Ltd Ltd is a London-based graphics company renowned for the quality of the large format graphic installations we undertake across the UK and in Europe.

We need experienced, talented freelance installers for large format graphics, including digital wallpapers, window manifestations and acrylics. Our innovative and creative clients have come to rely on our meticulous approach to installation, so you will need to be able to work to an exceptional standard and deal with clients and others in an efficient, friendly and professional manner, be it on a building site or within a retail environment.

We currently have a great deal of fantastic and exciting projects ongoing and feel it’s the right opportunity for the right teams/individual.

Applicants require a valid CSCS card, own transport and insurance. For an application form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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