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by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Sign Kit For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Re: Old Sign Kit For Sale

It's quite possible judging from the tools of his trade that he was at one time a trolley painter that decorated and gilded trolley cars for the Reading Traction Co. in Philadelphia.

See this image and more at: http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr886.htm
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Sign Kit For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Old Sign Kit For Sale

If you got the coin you could buy this for me...my birthday is in a few days.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-19th-C- ... 4d15974e7f

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign painting with low temperatures
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Sign painting with low temperatures

Olivier, From my knowledge and experience with One Shot hardener is that it is used mainly to fortify One Shot lettering enamels against the evils of lifting when a clear urethane coat is applied over said lettering enamels. Also, One Shot lettering enamel paint mixed with One Shot hardener is...now...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A little free hand fun
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: A little free hand fun

Yo Timmy, Don't know why you wasted your time making and framing that thing...when you could of bought one just like it on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/131053502674?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 ...and the best thing about it is...it's signed by somebody named "Tyler". Hey, the...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing of a reverse glass sign question
Replies: 12
Views: 4490

Re: Backing of a reverse glass sign question

Bonjour Oliver, Pour certains rouleaux de mousse que vous pourriez vouloir essayer un magasin local maison peinture. http://www.maisonpeinture.com/ Ils peuvent même avoir poudre de bronze. Quand je suis à Paris, je m'arrête parfois à Rougier-Ple. http://www.rougier-ple.fr/VAD/search.html?text=roulea...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing of a reverse glass sign question
Replies: 12
Views: 4490

Re: Backing of a reverse glass sign question

Hello Frenchy, And welcome to the hand lettering forum. I think your original statement and question is a tad misunderstood. If I read your original statement correctly....the photo you posted is a wall sign, is that true.? And your question is about backing up gold leaf, not backing up the red wall...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Cloudy Forcast For All You Cloud Users.
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

A Cloudy Forcast For All You Cloud Users.

A short while back I heard about the hacking of customer information from the Adobe Servers. I personally don't use the cloud because of said security concerns. I recently came across a forum where they were discussing this hacking of Adobe issue. http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/03/adobe-gets-hacked-p...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smaltz vs. Smalts
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: Smaltz vs. Smalts

Yeah...how 'bout our Cousin Frit.

You'd think he'd have something to say about this.

After all, it was supposedly Frit that started all this in the first place.
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smaltz vs. Smalts
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: Smaltz vs. Smalts

What say thee,

All those in favor say "Aye",

"AYE".!

All those opposed say "Nay",


The "Ayes" have it, the measure is adopted and approved.

Now if we could just get the manufacturers of sand smalt and glass smalt to approve and adopted the new terminology...


RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smaltz vs. Smalts
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Smaltz vs. Smalts

Is it true that...

Smaltz means Glass Smaltz

and

Smalts means Sand Smalts.?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old sign kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

Re: Old sign kit

Nice Find, Treat It Well and You Will Be Well Treated.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hamilton Wood Type museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: Hamilton Wood Type museum

Lake Michigan is the backdrop for this project.
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Lee, Only a few current Corel programs now run on a Mac. http://www.corel.com/corel/allProducts.jsp Try some of the free downloads to see if one of the Mac versions will work for you. Or check out some of the eBay auctions for previous versions of Corel/Mac compatible software. http://www.ebay.com/s...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

I see that Corel is keeping up with the neighbors by also offering Cloud Services. Couldn't you have gone to eBay Denmark to purchase your CS6 in Europe.?: http://www.ebay.dk/ Jes, If you visit the font sites, you will find that some of them offer a few free font downloads. Does not your Adobe Cloud...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

The link to the Adobe Suite on Ebay is the same Box and Software that I have. Because I was a web student at a local trade college I only paid $350 US dollars for it through the school book store. And yes it is fully functional, all the buttons work, all the effects works...you're good to go. That s...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Some Flexi Prices: http://www.signwarehouse.com/software/flexi/SAI_Upgrades_0413.pdf Some CorelDRAW Pricing: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4260069&cid=catalog20038&segid=10700003 Some Adobe CS6 Pricing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adobe-Design-Web-Premium-CS6-Full-Version-Creative...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Before you buy any software design program, you can for the most part download a free 30 day trial version. I'm not sure, but can you do bitmap manipulation in Flexi Sign and/or Gerber Omega.? Someone who has those programs will have add those answers to this conversation....How 'bout it Dan...and K...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

You can cut directly from CorelDraw or Adobe illustrator. I use both a Roland and a Graphtec plotter. For the Roland plotter I treat it like a printer, I select "print" from the "File" drop down menu. Select the Roland plotter from the list of printer/plotter devices in the print dialog box. Then ma...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Vance, The left-right mouse click zoom in or out function is available in CorelDRAW when you first click the magnifying glass symbol in the tool box on the left hand side of the screen. Same thing in Adobe illustrator...you got to click the magnifying glass symbol first. And Frank, yes you can use t...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Corel would be your best choice for what your requirements are when it comes to the cost of the software. I use both CorelDRAW and Adobe illustrator. You can do scale drawings in CorelDRAW....and yes you can do scaling in Adobe illustrator..but it is a three ring circus to do so. So much easier in C...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 3D Printers...
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: 3D Printers...

I need one that prints money.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fair Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Fair Time

Heading to the Fair this Summer are you.?

Here's a little something to watch before you go.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23313762

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-lit Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Back-lit Sign

I have edited my reply...as my better memory has returned.

Sorry for the previous error in advice given.

All is correct now.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-lit Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Back-lit Sign

If my memory serves me right... White Translucent Plexiglass does not yellow when exposed to U.V. And White Translucent Lexan does. If you can't convince your customer to upgrade to a new face, you can remove most of the yellowing with easy off oven cleaner. And yes, you can rotate the sign face so ...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

Great Work Dave and Blazej.!

Dave, did you acid etch it before you screened the Gold.?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: painting on auto glass
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: painting on auto glass

Paul, Are you painting on the inside or outside of your vehicle window.? Also, when painting with a mask and oil based one shot paint...remove the mask/tape while the paint is still wet or tacky. Waiting for the paint to dry before removing the masking is just asking for problems, only with lacquer ...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: painting on auto glass
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: painting on auto glass

They make a clear enamel receptive vinyl. Adhere it to the window and paint on that, or paint it on the vinyl first and then adhere it to the glass

Your vehicle glass may have a wax or silicone coating.

Clean it with some degreaser first.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Creative Cloud

I can see where someone who does cutting edge photography would need the constant updates that adobe rolls out. You need those updates to stay competitive with the other professional photographers. But for the most part we here are simple sign painters / sign makers. And we could probably get by on ...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240250

Re: Original Dead Men

I saw a document. It was all in order, seals, signatures, everything! One thing though, in very small print, there is a short clause...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240250

Re: Original Dead Men

I got a feeling when he stops whittling...somethings gonna happen.