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    Posted by David Hammond on May 20, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Been a while since I’ve shared some of the work I’ve been doing.

    Primarily concentrating on vehicle signage, and trying to offer something more than just slapping a logo on the sides.

    Here’s a couple of ‘fleets’ that have been keeping me amused.

    Norwood with the front ends wrapped in dark blue, with about 5 vans completed.

    Diamond Decorators, with bottom half wraps (plus we ended up wrapping the bumpers and trims on two vans in Matt Black to match the previous ones that didn’t have colour coded bumpers) I think this week I’ve completed the 5th or 6th for them.

    HEH UK are a long standing customer, a few years ago we changed their design from panel fills to partial wraps across their fleet. I’ve lost count, I just emails telling me they’ve got another and when to expect it.

    One of the largest we’ve done, and ‘in one go’ was 23 yaris wraps we completed for an existing customer. Digitally printed onto clear wrap film, with the logo’s all printed onto MD5 to match the corporate colours.

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  • David Hammond

    May 20, 2023 at 7:06 am

    It’s no all fleet and bigger company work though, here’s some of the work we’ve done for ‘smaller’ businesses.

    Indian Food Carriage was installed the past weekend, using Oracal 970 for the front logos (I thought the arches were more pronounced on the sprinter, but the air escape helped) the rest using 551 which is an almost identical match.

    Copy print services, these guys found us via social media, liked our work, and we got the brief “do something different” and “I quite like the idea of it looking like there’s a copier in the van” think we hit the nail on the head there.

    Imperial Decor, they’d had a cheaper quote elsewhere, and a free design, but it was a bit “meh”, we were ~£100 more expensive, but gave them the roller logos to catch the eye.

    NW Fire Training, they knew exactly what they wanted regarding the image in the background, and I’ve tweaked some of the wording. Quality was also important.

    Fantastic Services, part of a franchise I believe, so the bare bones of the artwork was supplied.

    Kye Buzz, a mix of contra vision and vinyl, colour matched, initially the customer baulked at the quote, but returned to go ahead.

    KJJ, I just got carried away when I saw the logo.

    Serious laughter was a referral from another sign company, where they install vehicle signage, but this customers business was a bit niche, the owner of the sign company advised the customer contact me as they didn’t think their offering would work. A chat on the phone, understand their business, a plan was hatched. Rather than list the multitude of services they offered, we’ve pushed the advantages their services offer to businesses, with a dynamic QR code.

  • David Hammond

    May 20, 2023 at 7:16 am

    I’m not exclusively a van signage person, in between those I find time to get in some other bits.

    A rebrand for a gym on a business park, with wall coverings, window vinyl, and cut vinyl on mirrors (there’s a video on our youtube channel)
    Signage for the local Portuguese shop (their design not mine)
    Produced some CNC templates for a customer who then used them to make logos in artificial grass.
    Internal wall graphics for a local company – Despite being known for vehicle signage, this customer contact us, we did the job, I asked where they heard of us as
    it’s mainly vans we do “I know, I’ve seen your social media, we contacted a few local companies and you were the only one who replied”
    I produce a number of signs for Aggregate Industries depots around the country too, the ones pictured are 8x4ft panels.
    I even do the more mundane stuff, like producing and installing safety signs!

  • Leslie Anderson

    May 20, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    WOW! where do i start? ❤👍😎
    very impressive David.

    • David Hammond

      May 21, 2023 at 6:08 am

      It certainly keeps me amused. I really enjoy working on vehicles, but nice to mix it up occasionally.

  • Peter Cassidy

    May 20, 2023 at 9:21 pm


    a great mixture of work there David. 👍👍

    I’m struggling to work out what you are doing, or or should i say how it works in the Astro turf one? 🤔

    thanks for sharing mate.

    • David Hammond

      May 21, 2023 at 5:57 am

      That our customer in the photo, it took me a while to work out what he was planning.

      We victorised the logo, and cut it from ACM, the customer then used the template we made to cut the crest out of artificial grass. I think he glued it all together on a carrier, and When he laid the new AstroTurf at the club, cut the circle out and laid in the crest.

      We also did some Home, away and a sponsors name.

  • Robert Lambie

    May 21, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    A nice mix of work there, David.
    You also have a nice balance of part wrap and cut vinyl work on your vehicles, which is what I see as being the best way to sell vehicle graphics with the best profit. 🙂
    Obviously what you charge, how it is fitted and the materials used, all come into play, but I am sure you are on top of that too. 😉

    Looks like you have been busy, nice one mate. 👍

  • David Hammond

    May 21, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Cheers Rob, I’ve come a long way from they wrap training all those years ago.

    I need to push the digital wraps a bit more. I still don’t believe wraps are as profitable as cut vinyl types.

  • Robert Lambie

    May 21, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    A nicely designed, combination of full-colour digital print and cut vinyl graphics on a vehicle can be manufactured and installed quickly and easily, allowing you to move on to the next job. This is the type of work you need to aim for because you are better geared up to deal with it and turn it around fast and maximise profit, on the volley.

    We obviously offer full-colour wrapped vans of any shape and size and have done for many years. Truck wraps and box truck wraps are great to turn around fast and easily. But when it comes to Joe blogs wanting a full-colour wrapped transit or similar. I actually “sigh” when I see the enquiries. Not that I do not want the work, just that if I am going to get the money I want for the time to do it, I know I have a customer education process to go through, a chat about pricing and more often than not, I sell them… “a part wrap and cut vinyl” which is the initial point I am making.
    Everyone loves the look of a well-designed wrap, but the cost-effective solution for the customer is the part wrap and cut vinyl, it is also the better solution for you… Well, not if the customer has the artwork on a USB ready to print and a fat wallet. 😉

  • Karen White

    May 22, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    some really nice vans there David. you have been busy for sure!
    i like the matt vinyl against the gloss black van and also the doctors cars and love the Astroturf. i would never have thought that was how it was done.

  • David Hammond

    May 22, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Cheers, I do like the matt vinyl on gloss vans, always adds a bit of something.

    It took me a whilst to grasp what the customer was going to do with the stencils, from memory the crest is about 2.5m in diameter.

  • Mark Johnston

    May 25, 2023 at 9:59 am

    some really nice jobs there david. 😎

    did you do the grass wrapped car also?

    • David Hammond

      May 25, 2023 at 2:16 pm

      I didn’t do the grass wrap, I left that up to the customer, we just installed the graphics once he’d done the wrap.