VINYL LETTERING FOR VEHICLES
If you go to a sign maker for vehicle signage, you can expect a charge. For example, vehicle livery for a transit van will cost between £200 and £600. In addition, the sign maker will normally require your van for at least one day, possibly longer.
Ordering vehicle livery from Lettering Direct allows you to do a bit at a time, saving you ‘off the road’ time as well as cost. Not to mention the personal satisfaction and pride you will feel by doing it yourself !!
DESIGN TIPS FOR VEHICLE LIVERY
Remember that more often than not your livery is being read whilst your vehicle is in motion. Therefore clear, readable text is recommended.
It is also recommended to use a bolder and/or different font or a different colour to highlight your name as well as the name of the business.
Vehicles are not always white, so choose colours that will contrast well against the background colour. If the vehicle is a dark colour, say transit blue, and your corporate colour is blue then choose either a lighter or darker blue and highlight your name with either a black or white outline. It is always better where possible to contain your design within the panels of the vehicle. Try using the left panel for your name and the right for a brief description of your services.
Notwithstanding, sometimes for a variety of reasons this is not possible.
Bear in mind you will need a sharp knife (scalpel) to cut through the lettering at door gaps and bodywork joins after application.
Also application is a bit more tricky when applying over raised or recessed panel edges.
Telephone numbers work well when separated, utilising the panel lower down.