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Shop truck magnetics

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by Jeff, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Jeff

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    I go in streaks, sometimes having my truck "permanently" lettered, then wanting to have the versatility of not lettered sometimes. This is my most recent set of magnetics.

    Ranger magnetics jpeg 1-17-13.jpg
     
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  2. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Very Clean layout,

    is it painted or vinyl?
    What brand magnet do you use?
     
  3. Rickey J

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    Clean. Love it! :thumb:
     
  4. JgS

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    :thumb:
     
  5. Mosh

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    Cool magnetic, I too was suprised when I read "magnetics" and then what I saw.
     
  6. Jeff

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    Thanks.

    Cut vinyl, Magnum magnetic material, hand cut to shape with x-acto.

    These are some older shop truck magnetics. Stuck on the overhead door, same process.
    Ranger magnetics red-gray jpeg 1-17-13.jpg Ranger magnetics flo orange jpeg 1-17-13.jpg
     
  7. Saw Trax

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    Looks great!
     
  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We've done the same thing several times pending a "real" lettering job. A nice layout with a contour cut really makes a difference.
     
  9. Jillbeans

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    I've done the same thing.
    I love it when something ordinary like magnetic signs looks very custom.
    Nice work.
    Love....Jill
     
  10. TyrantDesigner

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    Looks good, clean layout. I'd put that on my truck.
     
  11. Cross Signs

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    Nice job...And this is coming from another "Jeff"
     
  12. mfatty500

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    Very nice, but when did you start 1980 or 1987?
     
  13. Jeff

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    I wondered how long it would take for someone to ask that.

    Jeff's Lettering was officially started in 1987, but people often ask "how long have you been doing this" so a few years ago I changed the tag to since 1980. That is when I first started pushing a brush.
     
  14. phototec

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    Hi Jeff,


    You do some really NICE work!

    However I not 100% sure what it is, are you saying this sign below is layered CUT VINYL on a magnetic sheet and not digitally printed?

    If so, how many layers, colors of gray are you using to get the bevel effect?

    Do you have any photos of the production process used.

    As mentioned, it really looks GREAT!


    :clapping:
     

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  15. Jeff

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    On average I just do a two color convex letter, occasionally (on my stuff) I will add a third color or like these add the white at the peak of the bevel.

    Attached is from the cut file for these. Red installed first then black, meg gray, light gray and white. White border is the magnetic material.

    Jeff mags w-reg marks.JPG Jeff mags red cut jpeg.jpg Jeff mags black cut jpg.jpg Jeff mags med-gray cut jpg.jpg Jeff mags light-gray cut jpg.jpg Jeff mags white cut jpg.jpg Jeff mags white2 cut jpg.jpg
     
  16. Gino

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    Quite nice. More layers than I'd care to deal with, but still very nice. :thumb:
     
  17. rgaskins

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    Those look great. Nice work!
     
  18. Jeff

    Jeff Member

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    That many layers is not the norm that we produce. Although we do have customers that are willing to pay for it sometimes.

    We do out source some printing, but we have no desire to own printing equipment ourselves. So if I want to do something that "looks"
    like the old painting days we suffer through the layers.:rolleyes:
     
  19. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    What font did you use for the "Lettering", looks great!
     
  20. Jeff

    Jeff Member

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    That is not a font, that is a hand drawn word.
     
  21. SignManiac

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    Missed this thread until I saw your post in the other thread. Nice looking sign. I too have always been a fan of profile cut mags. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever made a rectangle magnetic sign before????
     
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