Below is a timelapse of the vinyl install of the one side.
Yes, I wanted Bold and Simple and not to over explain everything.. there needs to be a little curiosity and wonder.
I didnt want too much info that people have to think.
I didnt have time to finish my food truck build thread here on the forum because I had places contact me to serve food before officially being open. I was able to pull some temporary permits. Anyway, one of the compliments I had since being open other than the food being good, is they love the truck, its look and cleanliness. Its attracts them, instead of some trucks that are not clean looking and shabby.
The vinyl install was life changing. Its had everything in it.. patience, vision, fun, and TONS of math.
I first went to signs dot com and they wanted 500 for the word Teriyaki. A local place also wanted close to that. The big red Enso (Circle) on the truck would have been easy double that because its 99 inches tall. The letter 'T' is over 5ft tall. I had a brain wave one night and decided to google DIY vinyl and thats where I got sucked in. Two local people to me declined the job due to the size. The small 'e' in Teriyaki is 28 inches tall.
Anyway, I ended up buying the budget cutter from uscutter.com. I got the MH 34 inch with the stand, with a complete start up kit for $330, then I bought their Oracal 751 in red and white for $50 for 10yards. That stuff is the best, its what pros use. The kit came with an cutting software which was really awesome, and their youtube channel has really prof tutorials. Using it was fun. I had to cut my letter 'T' in pixler (online version of photoshop) then rotate to fit long ways on the 30inch roll of vinyl. Once ready, I sent it to the cutter then wow, just wow. That thing is sick. It took a little to calibrate and set the cut speed and pressure, but for someone who has never even SEEN a cutter before let alone pull off a stunt like mine.. I was in awe of how easy it was. I only attempted it because I was uneducated on how tricky it can be. I think if a pro had sat me down and told me what could go wrong I would have not attempted it.
I can share more of my experience doing this if needed. I highly recommend a DIY job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LgkMLE8ZKE
post edited by paulnye - 2017/11/01 21:32:38