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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:02 pm

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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. :D
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:54 pm

nice clean looking job John.......is it your design or the customers?
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:43 pm

That's a big job.
I wanna see a close-up of just one.
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:16 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. :D
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks John.
I am glad for the closer look!
Ya done good.
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:39 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?

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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:08 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.
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 pm

Thanks John.

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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:56 pm

that looks very satisfying John :D they look good


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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:20 pm

Nice job John. You should take it up for a living! :lol1:
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:12 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.
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:20 pm

Tim Painter wrote: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.
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:28 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

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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:36 pm

Nice work John,

Love that blue colour on the silver
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Post Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:37 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. :D
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:37 am

Nice job John, lovely work.
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:01 pm

One question about the back panel....what method do you use to cut it to the shape of the van panel ?
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:16 pm

really nice job JC. :D
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:19 pm

Martin Oxenham wrote: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.
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Post Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:45 am

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

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