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First Project

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by davesigns, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. davesigns

    davesigns New Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Maybe I should call this "learning curve"

    Client wanted Just some price changes and some new pizza's added to the board.

    With the number of changes I felt it easier to reletter the board

    Lessons learnt

    Don't relatter buy new board ( I spent more time removing and cleaning up than the price of the perspex).


    Check for capitols and spacing ( ok I can hear you all laughing)

    However I now have some new techniques

    ie need to change one letter from lower to uppercase

    recut the letters either side of the wrong letter(s)

    apply the application tape then remove release liner, place clear sticky tape over the letters you dont want to apply then use them as registration marks to apply the new letters/words in perfect alignment

    I have since used this technique to repair damaged signs and also to do price rises on the menu boards.

    Another lesson I learnt was to not believe the clients brochure ( I found an incorrect price on it that he didn't know of, if I hadn't previously worked in the industry i wouldn't have noticed either

    In the end all was well
    Client very happy and I managed to get another order for a new board to place in his window:smile:

    Happy with the result

    Attached Files:


    DARLAK Guest

    and it is amost readable.....does it come with a magnifing glass? could they have put just a few more pizzas' on there?
  3. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Too much in the space. I hate menu boards, making them or reading them.
  4. davesigns

    davesigns New Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    I agree too much in the space, however it was a reletter job and I didn't get a say in the layout.

    I actually enjoyed making it as it presented plenty of challenges as a first project and was a great learning curve.

    I had to think outside the square to come up with solutions to problems ( that my lack of knowledge on this subject caused) and it was great practice for weeding. Why do they put dots on i'S LOL

    Thanks for the feedback

  5. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

    Nov 28, 2005
    At least you Learned something...............lol
  6. Mason

    Mason Very Active Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Every day is a school day in this business... man are they ever..
  7. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

    Jun 18, 2004
    egad ..what a 1st project ..yikes ..well ya did great for the amount of copy, ... hope it's in viewing range for customers lol hope the next ones easier ... oh just to help incase ya have not ...read Mike Stevens mastering layout this will help ya figure this stuff out and really improve your layouts

    `13 folds

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