Friday, November 11, 2005 at 22:38:23
Name, age, sex: Ranitha, 30, male
Address: SRI LANKA
Languages: Sinhala, English
Signal is: fantastic
Greetings: I would like to meet someone who can be my long tern friendship.
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 20:49:01
Name, age, sex: Kumar, male
Greetings: Business proposals invited. Only genuine proposals. Scammers please excuse.
Rush your own ad here today ! It's FREE... You should mention also your SEX + COUNTRY in your listing and remember that no one can contact you if you don't give either Email address or COMPLETE snail mail address.
The link page contains links to MILLION ??? penpals via foreign singles' services and penpal sites.
The Worldwide Club Directory pages contain information about 500 penpal magazines worldwide. Order sample copies to select snailmail friends in almost any country !
PUBLISHER'S LINKS 1996-97
NEW SIGNALS PRINTED IN JUNE 2005 !!!
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 17:49:57
Three separate Signal-issues - 1/2005, 2/2005 and 3/2005 - were digitally duplicated,
A3-size b&w adsheets, 2 pages and about 100 penpals in each issue. Only
$ 5 or Euro 5 or 10 IRCs per copy ppd.
IN 2004 TWO MULTICOLOR TABLOID SIGNALS
were printed on newspaper web offset presses, 350-400 penpals in each.
These two Signals, 1/2004 and 2/2004 now for only US$ 5 or Euro 5 or 10 IRCs.
SIGNAL-05i, BOX 150, FI-15111 LAHTI, FINLAND
Buy Signals for resale -
Name, age, sex:
Maxwell Sebastien, 18, male
Address: PO Box 177, Nsawam ER, GHANA
Hobbies: reading, singing, swimming, biking, games, outting, making friendships
Signal is: to meet new friends
Greetings: Hi all.
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 17:00:20
Name, age, sex: Eunjin Park, 16, female
Address: ´ëçñ¹î±¹ ¼¿ï ¾çãµ±¸ ½åá¤2µ¿ ¸ñµ¿çö´ë@ 105µ¿1005è£, KOREA
Languages: Korean, English, little Japanese
Hobbies: listening music
Greetings: Nice to meet you !
Photo by Raimo Kaarna © 2003
Päijänteenkatu, a street in Lahti FINLAND
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 13:34:33
Name, age, sex: George Stickay, 17, male
Address: M212, GHANA
Greetings: Whatz up.
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 12:36:09
Name, age, sex: 35
Address: Ngira, COUNTRY???
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 08:25:32
Name, age, sex: Haider, 29, male
for sale in Pakistan !
THIS ARTICLE REPRINTED FROM THE WEB SIGNAL - Thu, 05 Nov 1998
Computer software is not the only thing pirated in the world today. Signal fans and readers in the Third World have found out a way to earn more money by printing Signal magazines without my permission and selling it in the bookshops, newsstands, kiosks of Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan. The retail price seems to be 120 Pakistani Rupees there and the pirated Signal propably is sold also in the United Arab Emirates as the price is marked on the cover also in Dirhams.
This pirated 84-page Signal magazine, issue 90 of 1997, contains in fact ads taken from a few different Signals. They have been combined into one magazine, inner 80 pages have been printed on web offset on light yellow paper, the multicolor glossy cover pages are fine four color offset work on better paper stock, even the new layout is good but the front page photos are not from the original Signal magazines !
I would like to have a few hundred copies myself, for resale purposes...
Should I be angry or proud about this pirated Signal magazine ? I do not get any money from sale of the single copies, the money is "stolen" from me... But could I have arranged sale of thousands of Signal magazines in the Pakistani bookshops ? What about the printing expenses ? Color separations, distributing costs ??? Zero for me...
Who benefits from the pirated Signals? The economical profits go the printers and marketers in Karachi and Lahore, some bookshop owners and magazine retailers earn their commissions, too. Even some printers, paper dealers, lorry drivers may get bread thanks to the Signal ?
Most Signal advertisers propably benefit from these pirated magazines, they may receive more replies to their ads from Asian countries...
This kind of "publishing business" has been going on for several years in Pakistan !
What to do about the pirated Signal magazines ? As I simply am NOT able to hinder their printing on the other side of the world I've done just the opposite. I try to increase Signal's readership by letting foreign penpal publishers reproduce my magazine legally for local resale anywhere in the world. I've sent co-operation (franchising, splitting of profits) offers to hundreds of publishers and printers. We should see the first "official" foreign Signal edition now in November 1998. Printing and distribution mainly in India...
If you are interested in publishing the local Signal-edition send just return postage US$ 1 or 2 International Reply Coupons for more details to
Signal-franchising, Raimo Kaarna - the publisher, Box 150, FI-15111 Lahti, FINLAND.