Find answers, ask questions, connect with our community.

Activity Feed Forums Sign Making Discussions Job Pricing Van signage – how to price it?

  • Van signage – how to price it?

  • Mariusz Czarnota

    Member
    April 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Hi,
    have enquiry for school van to part wrap / sign write.
    What material would you use? Print on cast whole or use cut vinyl? Due to recesses should I use cast as well? Which cast vinyls you recommend for color cut vinyl , best with airfree type of adhesive? This is first that kind of project I will be doing so any help how to best approach to this would be appreciated…
    Also, they don’t mind if I mix media, they already had lettering from cut vinyl and logo printed on van..
    Price to include existing vinyl removal, clean, prepare.. Design is done by them, but would need to make it print ready.
    Van got some slight rust / dent / scratch, how to tackle this area before wrap?
    Thanks!

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Would I be correct in thinking that by the content of your questions, you have not done vehicle graphics/Wraps before ?

  • Mariusz Czarnota

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 7:48 am

    No, not wraps. Done some signage / lettering from cut vinyl previously on flat panels.. Just been on basic wrap course, and get myself decent space to start signage business, till now was mainly selling graphics online.. Got VS540i. It isn’t hardest project to start off I believe, its leaning curve for me..

  • David Hammond

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Are the colours available in a CAD film, or will it need to be printed?

    Looking at the logo, I’d be inclined to print the logo… to match the colours you’ll need to print the bands down the sides.

    I’d be inclined to use a cast vinyl, mainly because of the wheel arch at the front. The recess down the side, you could feed a polymeric into. Polymeric on the back, if don’t stretch it into the recesses.

    Be interested to see how the yellow bands line up on both of the front wings, with the stripe to go across the bonnet.

    Removal of vinyl, we charge per hour, as it’ll either come off really easily, or be a swine, and take forever, leaving glue all over the place.

    How are they supplying the design?

    Regarding the rust, we check over every vehicle, mark any rust, dents, or damage so we can’t be blamed, and the customer signs. There’s also a handy disclaimer that we’re not responsible for any failure or damage caused by poor bodywork. It’s their decision to proceed then.

  • Mariusz Czarnota

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    quote David Hammond:

    Are the colours available in a CAD film, or will it need to be printed?

    Looking at the logo, I’d be inclined to print the logo… to match the colours you’ll need to print the bands down the sides.

    I’d be inclined to use a cast vinyl, mainly because of the wheel arch at the front. The recess down the side, you could feed a polymeric into. Polymeric on the back, if don’t stretch it into the recesses.

    Be interested to see how the yellow bands line up on both of the front wings, with the stripe to go across the bonnet.

    Removal of vinyl, we charge per hour, as it’ll either come off really easily, or be a swine, and take forever, leaving glue all over the place.

    How are they supplying the design?

    Regarding the rust, we check over every vehicle, mark any rust, dents, or damage so we can’t be blamed, and the customer signs. There’s also a handy disclaimer that we’re not responsible for any failure or damage caused by poor bodywork. It’s their decision to proceed then.

    Many thanks for reply.
    Cad cut vinyl could be problematic to match, but they not very fusy customer..
    They want wrap stay 3-5 years, that’s why I was thinking about color vinyl, unsure how long print on eco solvent with often car washing end exposed 356 to sun light would last but I’m more to digitally print it all. Got roll of MDX (supplied free after wrap course) but unsure to use it on those recesses, definitely would need to feed with this, maybe easier to bridge on first wrap attempt… What is best /easiest to apply? Seen Hexis new digital wrap vinyl on Sign show last month, was thinning about arlon SLX but its more expensive..
    I need to quote full job price, was told competitor quote 800£..
    They supply vector files, not ready print file.
    Thinking to use Knifless to match does yellow stripes from sides to bonnet..
    Can you possibly supply template or bullet points of disclaimer that you asking customer to sign, so I have idea how to write mine?
    Thanks again!

  • David Hammond

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    I assume you’re laminating the digital print?

  • Mariusz Czarnota

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Yes…

  • David Hammond

    Member
    April 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    By my reckoning:

    1hr to recreate the artwork **if** they can supply suitable files

    2-3 hours to remove the old graphics

    3-4 hours to clean it all down and fit the new

    quickly guessing 5 linear meters each side, probably get the bonnet stripes at the side of one side.

    I’ve quickly worked it out to around £900. If you can work out the tiling on the print, and if you can reduce the amount of material, probably reduce that some.

    quote :

    The above illustration accurately represents the condition of the vehicle.Seymour Sign & Print Ltd, cannot be held liable for any damage not identified due to the condition the
    vehicle was presented for inspection, nor can they be held liable for damage to paintwork that was
    damaged, corroded or has been repaired prior to inspection.
  • Mariusz Czarnota

    Member
    May 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    quote David Hammond:

    By my reckoning:

    1hr to recreate the artwork **if** they can supply suitable files

    2-3 hours to remove the old graphics

    3-4 hours to clean it all down and fit the new

    quickly guessing 5 linear meters each side, probably get the bonnet stripes at the side of one side.

    I’ve quickly worked it out to around £900. If you can work out the tiling on the print, and if you can reduce the amount of material, probably reduce that some.

    quote :

    The above illustration accurately represents the condition of the vehicle.Seymour Sign & Print Ltd, cannot be held liable for any damage not identified due to the condition the
    vehicle was presented for inspection, nor can they be held liable for damage to paintwork that was
    damaged, corroded or has been repaired prior to inspection.

    Ok, many thanks. That’s more answer I wish to hear, just compare to how much you guys would charge for such job, and i understand it may depends on other factors as you cant see vehicle, files etc.. I’ve quote 800£, but will definitely take me longer then you said..

Log in to reply.

Original Post
0 of 0 posts June 2018
Now