Greetings and thank you for reading. In this photo I am painting years ago, but I own a sign shop in Poulsbo Wa. We have been very busy as usual for 23 years. A couple of months ago, one fairly new helper who had a vacation planned desired to be paid in advance for the work she had done. It was a massive amount of work on the table she had masked over for application to the vehicles (we can’t see until they are applied) for 2 vans graphics, one to go onto a full car wrap. We were to change the color of the van first also to wrap in vinyl first. I had been out of town hand painting window signs and she was in charge of this particular job. She wanted me to pay her in advance between 2 and 3 thousand I took out 3 hard money loans to pay her, I did not have good enough credit. I paid her the money from the loans, and when the work was done on the vans, we saw there were cut lines from the machine all throughout the graphics. I had to do the work again she had masked over with the application tape. (She knew it was poor but did it anyways) I paid the crew to remove them, and it took hundreds of dollars and 2 weeks to redo them. When the owner came to pay, he said “This is not what I ordered.” (She had told me he had approved the order.) He has been a long-time client, so I asked exactly how it was supposed to be, and I did the order for A THIRD TIME, 2 VANS, 7 COLORS, 3 SIDES, one over a wrap. All coming out of my pocket and taking another 2 weeks, so this redo made his order take a full month in total. During this time the orders were falling more and more behind, and I am going deeper in debt with the bills not being paid. The cost of the materials for these jobs were called “high performance super cast” A-9. THE most expensive vinyls available is what my helper chose when she asked if she could do the inventory order for me, so this is what I need to do to complete his job. We always use high performance, but this is very thick stuff. Right now, it is a couple months later, I am still behind. In the summer I have a hard time finding some good helpers and am doing 75% of the work myself, working often 16-hour days. Even now customers are calling “When will my signs be done?” The printers I use are all out of state and sometimes take 2 weeks to arrive when they ship them to me. If UPS loses or damages one, or if there is a print error, it takes another 10 days on their order. Customers are not happy about that. To lease I need really good credit, which I had last fall before they dropped mine. I really need one of my own. I could work so much faster. I had a printer a while ago, but it was always needing repair, so I have been having someone else print all of the prints for my sign shop. I spend anywhere from $600-$1300 per month on prints and banners to someone else. I was going to lease one last fall, but it was dropped in the doorway the day it was being delivered. I heard it shatter so no printer now It was a 60″ printer that was pretty expensive. Right now, both my business and my personalbank accounts are overdrawn at my bank. I have a huge order right now that I needed more material,and the client told me he was giving me another check, then said it will be “just another day” so hopefully tomorrow. I don’t even have hardly food in the cupboard, but that will come. I have NEVER begged or asked for money in my life. I work hard, over 60 hours a week and have only had one vacation in 23 years. This fiasco with that one helper, taking the hard money loans, and going through a hack at the bank a couple of weeks ago really did some major damage. If someone has it in their heart to sponsor me a printer for my shop, I really wanted a 60″ printer (that is what dropped) but I will be very happy with a smaller 30″ Roland print/cut and enough money for me to pay the rents I am a month behind right now at the shop for the first time ever in 23 years I would REALLY REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT. I would be happy to ship some banners or yard signs, if you like or lettering you can put on your car, print you some T shirts to give for Christmas. I would post someones signs here but please look at my website or see me on YouTube Wizz Signs I just posted, I was working til almost 4am trying to get things done. I would be SO THANKFUL FOR ANY HELP! GOD BLESS YOU SO MUCH AND THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!