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Ugh, which line to follow!!!

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by TheSnowman, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Ok, so I have to just put some basic lettering on the back windows driver and passenger side of this truck tomorrow morning...and I have no clue what the heck I'm going to measure off of to get it straight. Should I give up and go to the almighty eyeball?

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    And if someone says "level with the ground" I'm going to slap you.
     

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I would use the molding strip.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    ..followed up by the eyeball
     
  4. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    go by the body molding. a long straight edge and your eye.

    JR
     
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Level to the sky, the ground might be uneven........
     
  6. TedNes

    TedNes New Member

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    I'm all for going with the moulding, or using a level, but;

    If it's Tony Soprano's and there is going to be some "weight" in or on the back end, it will sag obviously......

    I always warned guys with this type of vehicle that if they plan on towing a lot, or do indeed carry a lot of weight in the back, it's going to make the lettering look off kilter....

    I did one once where we did a full length stripe, starting thin at the front, fairly thing through the doors, and then thickening up in the last/rear quarter panel.....we then reversed the name out of the stripe......

    this helped trick the eye a bit, as even with the back end sagging, the long line took away from it a bit......
     
  7. rushworks graphics

    rushworks graphics Very Active Member

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    i'd go with the moulding....its more prominant and it whats going to draw your eye more.
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Most of these will work........... :thumb:











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    Okay the bottom of the doors.............:smile:
     
  9. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    #1 designer
     
  10. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    That looks like it transports dead bodies from the morgue to the funeral home. If you are putting skull & crossbones on it line up the eye sockets with the molding.
     
  11. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    It's just for our emergency management assistant director's truck. Shouldn't be towing much weight, he's just got his gear in there. So most people say the molding, and a couple say the doors. I was leaning towards molding because of how that bumper matches pretty close to that line. I think I'll just extend it out w/ a straight edge and measure up and hope it's right.

    If all else fails...I'll use my parking lot lines.
     
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