Martin Hinchliffe

Martin Hinchliffe

Experienced sign fitter - Leeds

May/June 2015 - Issue 157
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Signhouse ltd, Unit H Burley Hill Trading Estate
Burley Road, Leeds, LS4 2PU
Tel: 0113 274 0476

Sign Fitter

We are looking for a sign fitter, experienced in all aspects of sign installation and maintenance including LED’s, large format printing and vinyl application.

Must have a full clean driving licence and up to date licences, to include: CSCS, PASMA and IPAF.

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

Senior Operative - Marlow, Bucks

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Senior Operative

Department/Group: Print/Finishing Digital Large Format

Location: Marlow – Bucks

Travel Required: Yes

Position Type: Permanent 40 hours

Job Purpose:

To print or finish all work to a high quality standard, to deadline and, to help when asked, with any other tasks within skill set

  • Printing large format graphics
  • Finishing, laminating and mounting
  • Vinyl cutting and application
  • To carry out all tasks to the best possible standards
  • To ensure quality is maintained
  • To check for discrepancies between visuals and job bags and highlight any to a manager
  • To ensure you are aware of workloads and deadlines
  • To make sure deadlines are met
  • To adhere to company policies
  • To ensure a tidy and safe working environment
  • To quality check everything produced before dispatch
  • To lead by example at all times
  • To help plan necessary overtime to complete jobs

A good knowledge of all graphic finishing techniques and self adhesive vinyl application are a must, ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure, a good eye for detail, able to reorganize personal workloads to accommodate changes in deadlines, a working knowledge of all company equipment, ability to motivate others, and a professional attitude to work

Please send full C.V. and covering letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop / Installation Manager - North West

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We require a Workshop Manager with installation experience, to join an established North West company focused on growth.

You will have responsibility for managing a team of production operatives in a workshop environment and off site during installations throughout the UK. The candidate will be responsible for the quality of finished products, scheduling and organising work to meet deadlines.

You will be responsible for stock control, maintenance of a clean workshop environment and the welfare of your production team.

You will report directly to the Managing Director.

    Your skills will include:
  • Experience of running / managing a CNC controlled router
  • Knowledge of wide format printing
  • Experience in using Signlab, Corel or Illustrator is necessary
  • Use of Clarity Software would be a advantage but not essential
  • Quality Control experience
  • Experience in maximising productivity and profitability
  • Ensuring Health & Safety guidelines are followed
  • Good communication skills and the ability to motivate a team
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Must be willing to work away when necessary

What we are offering:

A competitive package based on experience with long term prospects for future share options

Please send full C.V. and covering letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Experienced Sign Maker / Installer - Harrow, Middlesex

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Experienced Sign Maker / Installer

We are a sign company with a difference!!! Looking for the right member of staff to help this busy company!

We are currently looking for an experienced sign maker / installer with a positive ‘can do’ attitude to join this funky / crazy team.

The ideal candidate should have experience in both the production and installation of all kinds of digital graphics, shop signage, vehicle graphics, wrapping, event branding, exhibitions and much more. They should enjoy working in the sign and graphics industry and want to progress within the company. Applicants should be open to working overtime on projects, which is essential to the role.

The position will also require an element of in-house production where necessary, working from our Harrow office. Working with large corporate companies is a strong part of this business and from time to time we work overseas.

Applicants should hold a full UK driving license.

Full up to date uk passport.

Experience is essential.

Salary: negotiable and dependent upon experience.

Please feel free to contact Jay or Jan on 0208 429 3419 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Project Manager (contract) - Hertfordshire

May/June 2015 Issue
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Project Manager (Contract)

Required for a short term 4-6 month project and could lead to a permanent role

You will be heading up a re-brand for a large hotel chain

You will be the main point of contact for the customer and will be liaising with our planning, drawing, production and installations departments to meet the deadline.

Previous experience of similar contracts is vital along with strong administrative and organisational skills

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

Trainee Sign Fitter - South East

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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.

All Round Sign Maker & Digital Printer - Stockport

May 2015

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All Round Sign Maker & Digital Printer

We are looking to recruit an all round sign maker capable of all aspects of sign manufacture, including vinyl application, fabrication & assembly of various sign materials

    It would be advantageous but not essential if you have experience in the following and looking to progress within our company:
  • 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
  • Illustrator knowledge

Hours of work: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday and occasional overtime

To apply, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Absolute Signage

Senior sales representative - Southern England

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May 2015 issue

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Senior sales representative

Southern England

We are looking for a results driven, individual, with proven sales success within the sign and digital print industry to join our team and generate new business within the corporate and public sectors as well as servicing new internal enquiries.

Ability to plan and implement a successful ‘new business’ campaign.

Good knowledge of materials, sign making/printing equipment, sign manufacturing & installation techniques.

Able to accurately survey and schedule client requirements and relay information to designers & production staff.

    Product areas:
  • Interior and exterior signage schemes
  • event signs(correx) and banners
  • construction signage,
  • digital wall coverings, graphics, manifestations
    Typical target clients:
  • Construction companies
  • Facilities management companies
  • UK blue chip (offices and plants)
  • Healthcare & Education (private and public)
  • Local government
  • Charities, Event organisers

Excellent OTE - Car/Allowance

Opportunities for future advancement for someone who can deliver consistent results.

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


Graphics / Production Coordinator - Watford

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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.


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.

  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.
  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.
  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.

  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.

Sign Maker - Monmouthshire

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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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