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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:50 pm

what do you think of this shop facia layout?

Here's a job I've just been comissioned to do for the local exotic pet shop.

The fonts have been substituted unfortunately, so the text doesn't appear here
as it does on my pc ( I know I should have outlined them before producing the jpg - never mind).

I'd like to know...

i) what you think of the overall design - IE mistakes I've made, amends/suggestions etc

ii) I've been practicing applying vinyl to glass, other that air lines are there any other
pitfalls to be aware of?

iii) The price for this is already agreed but what would you charge for a job like this?

The Red square is there as a scale reference only and the green rectangles represent shutter boxes.

Ok over to you lot.

Cheers Pete
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:11 pm

Here's a detail of the Chameleon which will probably give you a better idea of what I'm upto.

Btw the window graphic comprises of 7 different colours of vinyl.

Cheers Pete
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:38 pm

Thats fantastic


We're liking that a lot :D


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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:07 pm

Your design and layout look great - the close up of the chameleon shows that you haven't scrimped on the detail - I can't help thinking the shop front needs some attention though but I guess that's not your concern.
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:23 pm

I would have made a paper pattern, stuck it to the outside, and painted the window on the inside like Terry does.
It would be much cheaper to produce, but more difficult if you are not a painter.
I do like the design, but I think that I would make the lettering plain white so that it stood out more.
When I do a window splash, it is a minimum $100 window & up. When I do vynull on a window I add an installation fee, because it takes me longer to stick the damn thing on than to plot it or weed it.
I would also cut out stars as registration marks on each color of vynull, and line them all up when I was applying each layer.
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:54 pm

Glad you like it guys, any thoughts on what you'd charge?

Jill, I have seriously considered painting it just as you suggest, but I've dillied to
long over getting some paints and practicing. Also the guy now has creatures in
and I wasn't to sure how bad the fumes are from 1 Shot paints and if this would affect
them?
God can you imagine how popular killing his stock would make me lol. I think it would
certainly get my name known around town pdq :P :-? :(

I like your suggestion re the text, makes a lot of sense now you mention it and I certainly
will be using registration marks, even with them I'm still feeling apprehensive
tackling this one.
But then as Del boy would say..."He who dares Rodney, he who dares!" :wink:

Cheers Pete
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:57 pm

We need a dead critter emoticon!
I forgot about the fumes.
I can no longer smell them,
but I'm sure exotic animals would go belly-up from them.
I usually use RichArt window paint, but that's just for splashes.
(on the outside)
You would have to use a stronger paint for a permanent display.
You'll do just fine.
Glad ya liked the text suggestion.
Love...Jill
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Post Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:34 pm

Peter
What i find sometimes with reg marks on windows is that the damn things sometimes come off, and u loose the mark , so what i have started doing now is on the outside using my drywipe pen, putting a dab on it from the outside so if it does coem off , you still have a mark there.

If that makes anysense.

p.s I also like it :lol:
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Post Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:43 pm

Thanks for that tip Mort, I like the 'Belt and braces' approach.

Cheers Pete[/i]
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Post Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:53 pm

I see what you mean now Pete, its a cracking design :D

Layout wise I'd do much the same as Mort, but I've been playing with paper templates (using lining paper and the pen that comes with the plotter) and its made the job alot easier for me. Money wise, I've been charging between £200 to £300 for basic work, uping the price if its been really complicated.

Good luck with this one though, looking forward to seeing the finished result :D Give me a call if you get stuck and need a hand, its about time I saw your neck of the woods :wink:

Cheers, Dewi
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Post Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:36 pm

Hi there mate,

I know it's abit cheaky :lol: but is there any chance of getting a copy of your chameleon? I would like it for a display i am doing in my show room!?

PLEASE?

Many thanks

Paddy Rush
paddyrush@hotmail.com

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