How does the design process work when you order a sign from SignSpecialist.com? Below you will find our running journal of designs and sign specifications for Magnetic Signs, Banners, Yard Signs, Metal Signs, Temporary Signs, and Truck Lettering. These are actual orders from previous customers.
Our journal is updated daily with new designs. We only post in our journal the initial layout designed to the customers specifications. By the time the sign goes in production, many times, the design has changed dramatically from the initial proof you'll see below. Such is the nature of the design process. Never-the-less, this should give you a good feel as to how we and our customers design custom sign orders. If you have any questions, as usual, let us know - we'll be glad to help.
Thanks again for your recent order. Sorry I missed you the last couple mornings. My design time has been scheduled for the afternoons the last few days. Attached you will find a layout for your truck lettering idea. Let me know what you think.
Keep in mind monitors vary GREATLY in the way they display colors. For instance ‘red’ can appear from burgundy’s to ‘tomato red’ all depending on the monitors. Chrome and reflective is impossible. If an exact color match is needed let me know and samples can be mailed right out. However, for layout purposes, the attached should work nicely.
If you have any ideas, changes, or suggestions let me know and I’ll send another layout. Also, it would be good to double check the size you need (or the size of the door the lettering will fit). Keep in mind some freightliners have a window on the door of the passenger side that may need to be incorporated around.
Also a note about chrome: http://www.signspecialist.com/faqpublisher/faqpublisher.cgi?id=207 (keep it waxed and you’ll have no problems). You mentioned a speciality chrome – diamond pattern. The only diamond plate chome has a very huge printed diamond plate pattern. Because of this, in smaller lettering (like truck lettering) it is just plain ugly. The pattern can not be recognized because the lettering is not big enough – instead the chrome just looks splotchy. Even on bigger lettering, it just doesnt look that good. It sounded like a good idea to me also (diamond plate chrome), but I – and no one I’ve used it for has liked it. There is another ‘chrome’ that reflects light into prizms. However, the only pattern available in this style does not have good durability – 2 years with monthly waxing – 6 months with no waxing.
So I don’t recommend this either – but it also is an option.
Once we have the final ‘go ahead’ your sign will mail within 2 working days.
If you have any questions let me know.
Custom Truck Lettering; Size23X18; Colors reflective chrome and black;
Desired Fonts and Text Font Brisk or Freehand 575 or Freehand 591 not sure which. Text line 1Spicer Trucking (5″ lettering; arched down with outline; and shadow drop down right in Black reflective) Text line 2Thomasville; N.C. (4″ lettering; straight across; center in-between the S and G in Spicer Trucking; with outline; and shadow drop down right in Black reflective) Test line 3o/o by:(2″ lettering in black reflective) Text line 3James Spicer Sr.(4″ lettering; with outline; and shadow drop down right in Black reflective)
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