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Suggestions 2020 Dodge Ram

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by letterman7, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Hi all,
    I want to pick the collective brain trust on how folks approach the tailgates on these new trucks. Many fire departments (and some PD) are now getting these Rams and they are giving me headaches trying to make them look right. Attached is a photo from an install today (not complete - it gets a cap). The lettering on the right gets a matching set on the left of the gate. If I install so the copy is level with the top of the gate (and plastic protector on top), the rest looks wonky as shown. I made the mistake of "leveling" the copy with the body fold just under the handle and that looks absolutely horrid. Since the gate from the handle to the top essentially flare from the center out (wider in the middle than on the ends), how do you handle this to not make it look completely weird?
     
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  2. fuzzy_cam

    fuzzy_cam The Granbury Wrap & Sign Guy

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    I would put the text on one line and size it down so that none of it falls below the fold.

    In similar situations, If there is a slight curve, you can take a piece of scrap wrap/app tape/etc and draw a line on it. Take a straight-on photo of the curve and you should be able to align the text to it so that it follows the curve.
     
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  3. De.signs Nanaimo

    De.signs Nanaimo Member

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    Yes I just never put any text up there, curved body and straight text just don't get along!
     
  4. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, the more I look at it the more it makes sense for a single line. Customer is just going to have to adjust :)
     
  5. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    just be glad it's not the tailgate with the gigantic RAM on it. Hate those.
     
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  6. KatePhillips

    KatePhillips Member

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    Yeah I really enjoyed the embossed style logos until I had to design wrap/decals. They're the worst :(
     
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