DESIGN TIPS FOR LETTERING
Remember that more often than not your vehicle signs and livery is being seen and read whilst your vehicle is in motion, so clear, simple, easy to read text is recommended. The more easily the sign is read and the information remembered, the easier it is for people to remember and contact you.
Vehicles are not always white, so choose colours that will contrast well and stand out against the background colour. There are some colours that are not easily seen against a white background so there needs to be care in the choice and selection of sign and text colours.
As a general guide, It is better where possible to place your design within the panels of the vehicle, using the left panel for your name and the right for a brief description of your services.
Keep in mind that you will need a sharp craft knife or scalpel to cut through the lettering after application if you have a sign that goes over door gaps and bodywork joins. Application of Vinyl signs is a bit more involved when applying over raised or recessed panel edges.
Telephone numbers work well when separated with some space from the name and product or service text, utilising the lower panels under the text panels
It is a good idea to draw a rough sketch of both sides, rear and front of the vehicle filling in the panel sizes and available space sizes first, then decide what text you want and where. If you contact us we may be able to supply you with scaled outline that you can print.
A good rule of thumb is the height of the letter multiplied by the amount of letters in the line will be approximately equal to the length of the line. Of course this varies, depending on the font used, but don’t worry when ordering, you can specify the length and height of the panels or signs and we will adjust accordingly.
GRAPHICS AND LOGOS
We can reproduce any graphic or logo to your specified size providing you send us by e-mail or post suitable artwork.
There will be a one off setup charge for this, depending on the quality of artwork and the complexity of the design. We will quote you separately for this on receipt of artwork.
We will keep your design on file and give you a file number that you can quote for future reordering, thus avoiding this charge again
It will help you to decide on the text you require and will fit your sign, if you first measure the available area you have for your sign and based on the size draw a rough sketch setting out a layout for your text that gives you lettering for maximum clarity. When you send us the text and details for your sign we will arrange the sign based on our experience taking into account your requirements.
We will send you suggested design options for your approval and to find out if there are any changes or alterations that you require.
When ordering, please advise any preferences you have for fonts and colours. If you already have a corporate image, we recommend that you give us the information so that we can maintain the same image on the signs.
The Vinyl used is premium grade polymeric calendered vinyl, specifically developed for use in a wide range of conditions and climates exterior with durability of up to 8 years making it ideal for use in all external applications including prestige vehicles graphics. For short term and cheaper signs you can request that 3 to 4 year vinyl is used, but the choice of colours can vary to those available in 7 to 8 year vinyl.