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  • Vehicle Graphics: Briston

     Ezekiel Ikhinmiwn updated 10 years, 10 months ago 13Members · 20 Posts
  • John Childs

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Just completed these vans for an excellent long-time customer.

    It makes a nice change, from the more corporate stuff we do, to be able to put rubber ducks on the back of a van. 😀


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  • Glenn Sharp

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    nice clean looking job John…….is it your design or the customers?

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    That’s a big job.
    I wanna see a close-up of just one.
    😉
    Love….Jill

  • John Childs

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Customer’s design Glenn. I’d have preferred to see their company name a bit more prominent.

    Here you go Jill. I’ve got no close-ups of the Kangoos, but here’s one of a batch of Trafics we did a while ago.

    Six more Kangoos booked in for May though. 😀


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  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks John.
    I am glad for the closer look!
    Ya done good.

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Nice John, I have a question, Where the blue stripe meets the image of the hands was this done as 2 pieces or where they separate, if separate what is your method for overlap and alignment?

    cheers

    Warren

  • John Childs

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Hiya Warren.

    They are two separate pieces.

    The blue stripe is straight and is put on first, then the contour cut printed image is laid over the top. That obviously leaves a line where it goes from one thickness to two, but it is hardly visible, and certainly not from more than a few paces away. Even less so on the Trafic where the join falls on a swage line.

    It’s done that way because, although it would be fairly easy for us on new vans to cut and apply the stripe to butt up to the print, we have to think of accident damage repair, and the skill levels found in the average bodyshop can be variable. Overlap give them a bit of placement leeway, and therefore a better chance of getting a decent result.

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks John.

    cheers

    Warren

  • Lynn Normington

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    that looks very satisfying John 😀 they look good

    Lynn

  • Mike Grant

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Nice job John. You should take it up for a living! :lol1:

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Nice and clean looking, not over busy to the eye.

    My only comment is the back of the traffic’s the lower text is aligned to the panel crease not to the rest of the upper text & the Badges.

    Personal opinion but I think it looks better all being parallel.

  • John Childs

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    quote Tim Painter:

    My only comment is the back of the traffic’s the lower text is aligned to the panel crease not to the rest of the upper text & the Badges.

    Personal opinion but I think it looks better all being parallel.

    I agree Tim, and I’ve told them time after time to measure up from the bumper.

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    John
    I align ant text in that area to the door swage
    it is parallel to the bottom of the door and the bumper, but both are convex, so if you make it square it looks p1ssed

    Peter

  • Martin Cole

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Nice work John,

    Love that blue colour on the silver

  • John Childs

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    That’s right Peter.

    What I actually tell them is that, on any vehicle, to choose one datum from which to take all measurements. In the case of the Trafic the bumper is straight, so makes a good place to use. Other vehicles may have better datum points.

    Oh for the old days, when Transits had gutters, and all we had to do was to hang a tape measure from it. 😀

  • Cheryl Smith

    Member
    February 9, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Nice job John, lovely work.

  • Martin Oxenham

    Member
    February 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    One question about the back panel….what method do you use to cut it to the shape of the van panel ?

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    February 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    really nice job JC. 😀

  • John Childs

    Member
    February 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    quote Martin Oxenham:

    One question about the back panel….what method do you use to cut it to the shape of the van panel ?

    Whatever the job we just use whatever method seems to be the quickest and easiest for the volumes involved.

    Ones and twos we would just print oversize and trim to shape on the van. High volumes we would print and cut.

    This customer falls somewhere in between those extremes, batches of five to ten at a time, so we print a fine line of the panel shape on the image, then just cut by hand.

    To get the actual panel shape we start with the Impact outline, then adjust by trial and error until it’s right.

  • Ezekiel Ikhinmiwn

    Member
    March 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Very nice looking colours and design all seem to sit very well – Thanks for the images John


    Eze

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