One of the few things we could do during the lockdown of March 2020 was designing van graphics. As a rule me design and communicate via email for the majority of our van signwriting jobs. This means we can update and work revisions without the need for the customer to hang around wasting their time, while we iron out design issues.
Van Graphics via email
One of the enquiries we had during Lockdown was for Waggin’ Walks. A Dog walking business who was setting up. We worked with the owner to find out what they would like on the van and added our input to try and create an eye-catching, but a cost-effective set of vehicle livery. After around 3 revisions we settled upon the below design. The only detail that we hadn’t picked up on was the colour of the van! It was a metallic blue van and not a black van that we thought it was.
Luckily our vinyl graphics design was intended to stand out on most bold coloured van. So the Bright mettalic blue van wasn’t a problem.
Turning a Design into a Vehicle graphics
As a general rule, we aim to have the customers vehicle for as short a time as possible. This means less inconvenience for them and a speedier service for us. So, ahead of the Saturday installation date we cut the graphics and prepared the kit for fitting. Gloss white vinyl for the majority, but a set of pawprints over the van in metallic silver.
One of the ideas we wanted to pull off with this van signwriting was the idea of a large logo, but without the need for wrapping the van. As soon as a vehicle livery turns in to the need for wrapping the cost goes up, which we designed around that issue. Waggin’ Walks logo was based in an eroded circle, which would have meant a small logo on the indented panel unless we broke out of the boundaries.
Fitting the Vehicle Graphics on a Transit Custom.
When the vehicle arrived at our workshop, the beautiful metallic blue colour radiated in the morning’s sun. I’m not sure if the colour was a standard Ford option, but it was impressive. We knew that the metallic silver would complement the van well. Again the positioning of the paw prints was chosen to mean complex wrapping wasn’t needed.
Installation of the full vehicle livery took around and hour and a half.
Rebecca was more than happy with the finished result as were we. We wish her great success in her new business.
For more information about Waggin’ Walks visit their website at https://wagginwalksncl.co.uk/