- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm
nice clean looking job John…….is it your design or the customers?
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm
That’s a big job.
I wanna see a close-up of just one.
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm
I am glad for the closer look!
Ya done good.
- MemberFebruary 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?
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm
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.
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm
that looks very satisfying John 😀 they look good
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Nice job John. You should take it up for a living! :lol1:
- MemberFebruary 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.
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 8:20 pmquote Tim Painter:
I agree Tim, and I’ve told them time after time to measure up from the bumper.
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm
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
- MemberFebruary 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm
Nice work John,
Love that blue colour on the silver
- MemberFebruary 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. 😀
- MemberFebruary 9, 2010 at 7:37 am
Nice job John, lovely work.
- MemberFebruary 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 ?
- MemberFebruary 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm
really nice job JC. 😀
- MemberFebruary 9, 2010 at 2:19 pmquote Martin Oxenham:
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.
- MemberMarch 22, 2010 at 10:45 am
Very nice looking colours and design all seem to sit very well – Thanks for the images John
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