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My first project

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by mrvixx, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. mrvixx

    mrvixx Member

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    One of my first projects is to put some signs on my truck. Most will be magnetic. I need some input.
     

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  2. Idea Design

    Idea Design Very Active Member

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    I hope you didn't decide to abandon that logo you brought here for crit a while back.

    Talk about impact. That was a good'n.
     
  3. mrvixx

    mrvixx Member

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    its not abandoned, i will be using it for other projects.
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I like the idea of magnetic business cards for people to grab off the truck !
     
  5. Dave Drane

    Dave Drane Very Active Member

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    The signs on the truck are illegible standing still let alone driving by at 40mph.
     
  6. Flame

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    Ditto
     
  7. mrvixx

    mrvixx Member

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    of course you cant read them, its a low res jpg. and only 1 inch in size. lol.
     
  8. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    Why do people ask for input and then ignore others advise. Even at 1" low res. we can still tell that the lettering will be uneffective. If the lettering on your truck will not read well why would a customer think that their lettering would turn out any better. Stick with one idea ( design) and establish it. By doing this for yourself it will make it easier to sell image to your customer. Practice what you sell. I have seen to many sign shop trucks in my area that have unreadable lettering..... which for me is a good thing.
     
  9. Pro Image

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    If there is one thing I can say is a "PET PEAV" of mine its Magnetics on a sign mans truck...........I think it is so cheap looking.............Step up and letter it. Its not like you cant change it later.....................

    And the block lettering dosen't look great with the nice logo you have...........
     
  10. CribIt

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    I'd stick with just the logo. Too much goin on with all the other stuff.
     
  11. oc63rag

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    I've heard someone say they use the 20/20 rule - you have to be able to read it from 20 ft. away, traveling at 20 mph. This may, or may, not be true but it seemed to make sense.
     
  12. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    ditto...ditto...ditto!
     
  13. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Saving the best for later may be professional suicide!
     
  14. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Interesting concept! Combined with just your logo & Phone #, beats whats going on now!
     
  15. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Amen Brother!
     
  16. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Lettering your first shop truck?
    We all have been there. Lose the magnetics and letter the truck, It looks unprofessional and resembles a fly by night/part time business.
     
  17. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    First Impressions can MAKE or BREAK you. Go for the glory!:wink:
     
  18. mrvixx

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    First of all I thank you all for your input. Sign solutions, when did i ignore anyones advice? The reason that i thought about magnetic is because its my only transportation to my regular job. when i do letter it i will definitly be sure that it is legible. I might just go ahead and letter the logo on the doors and use some magnetic for the back. Now you guys are making me rethink my other logo. I might just use it as my final. Thanks again for everyones input.
     
  19. Good start but don't try to jam so much info into the project. Name and phone number should be largest graphic on any vehicle. We get more calls from that than anything we put on our trucks.
     
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