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Paradise Landscapes
03-28-2009, 11:54 PM
Show Your truck lettering! Needing new ideas on white background.

GracesLandscaping
03-29-2009, 12:07 AM
me too! i used to have magnets, but they scratched the truck and weren't good for it and finally blew off going down the road.... i wanna letter it but im scared it will mess the paint up. for example when i remove them the truck will be 2 different types of white... anyone got any info on this also!??

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 12:24 AM
Not sure though but, When lettering is taken off, You'll see dirt lines and where the letters used to sit, You would neede the whole truck buffed out to match all the way around.

hvphotog
03-29-2009, 10:47 AM
not a white background but the orange will still pop off white as well and if you ad in a black drop shadow or outline to the lettering will really pop

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/grd/1092253909.html
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/davantiz23/10.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/davantiz23/6-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/davantiz23/11-2.jpg

Kennedy Landscaping
03-29-2009, 11:26 AM
Man I really love that Ford! I have been kicking around the idea of having some lettering done on my truck. I think it would look better than the magnets. They work but lettering would be awesome! Have fun this year guys.

bigbear01
03-29-2009, 11:34 AM
Just got my truck lettered two days ago. Both doors and tailgate

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 11:50 AM
bigbear, How much did that run you?

Travis E
03-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Not white but will give you a few ideas.
BTW...were taken with a camera phone so quality isn't good.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 02:10 PM
Elwer,
Palatino Linotype Bold+Italic Font

Your colors, saying Paradise Landscapes

one exception added. Brown as lower right shadow to make it "pop" on white.

Travis E
03-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Elwer,
Palatino Linotype Bold+Italic Font

Your colors, saying Paradise Landscapes

one exception added. Brown as lower right shadow to make it "pop" on white.

Its hard to tell on these pictures but the phone number has black as the base color to make it pop a little.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Its hard to tell on these pictures but the phone number has black as the base color to make it pop a little.

Those ideas i just presented was something I'm thinking about.
Ok, try this. Imagine your truck is white, add a brown lower right shadow.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 03:24 PM
This is the closest model of truck. I have a huge obsticle of a mirror I have to work arround and a few indent creases that goes the full length on both sides. Thanks alot ford.

Landscaping Mowing Snow Removal AND Commercial Residential > Already there. Phone number is same location, just not green.

Junior M
03-29-2009, 03:27 PM
I wouldnt put the phone number in 2 different spots and not so close to the emblem on the front..

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 03:53 PM
I wouldnt put the phone number in 2 different spots and not so close to the emblem on the front..


Kc2006 had the numbers where they are. Where should I put it?

Since I want to regionalize after college, That's why there is a 12.
2nd pic: Sloagan is above bed just incase I want to put boards on or install a dumper later, That's where it would go.

Junior M
03-29-2009, 03:55 PM
Kc2006 had the numbers where they are. Where should I put it?

Since I want to regionalize after college, That's why there is a 12.
2nd pic: Sloagan is abouve bed just incase I want to put boards on or install a dumper later, That's where it would go.
I like it better where it is in this post than before, if possible, I'd put it near or under the name of the company, tha way when people look at the door and scan down they dont have to go scanning all over the truck looking for a phone number if they are in a rush at say a stop light or something of that nature..

bigbear01
03-29-2009, 03:57 PM
bigbear, How much did that run you?



$175 plus tax, he installed them for me. I went to him with some idea's but he really used his tallent to make it good and really pop.

MLI
03-29-2009, 03:59 PM
My 04.....still looks good today!:dancing:

MLI
03-29-2009, 04:06 PM
and the 02 Chevy HD I sold last yr.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 04:13 PM
Junior M,
There is a crease at the bottom of the door. Like I said earlier, Thanks to Ford.
This is the truck. I hate creases. To me, they make the letters wear quicker.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 04:16 PM
MLI, Me likie likie!

hvphotog
03-29-2009, 05:13 PM
Man I really love that Ford! I have been kicking around the idea of having some lettering done on my truck. I think it would look better than the magnets. They work but lettering would be awesome! Have fun this year guys.

i had mags on for the winter for snowplowing but i think lettering just shows your customers and future customers your commitment... not to mention you can do so much more with it:usflag:

2brothersyardcare
03-29-2009, 08:54 PM
it all looks good pro trucks is the best tho

J&R Landscaping
03-29-2009, 09:29 PM
Very nice MLI!!!

colestat
03-29-2009, 10:32 PM
Here is our truck lettering. Looking into getting the trailer done this year.

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 10:37 PM
Nice letters there Colestat!

Thread #19 shows the truck. Still not sure about the creases, and the mirror bracket.

colestat
03-29-2009, 10:41 PM
Nice letters there Colestat!

Thank you.

Chestnut Oaks Prez
03-29-2009, 10:54 PM
couple of trailer and trucks

oakhillslandscaping
03-29-2009, 10:57 PM
heres my pick up

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 11:06 PM
heres my pick up

looks real nice!

Chestnut, My truck I believe is about the same year. (the first one)

Paradise Landscapes
03-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Another Try with Tail Gate

The f250 emblem will sit between Paradise and Landscapes.
Not sure with tail gate. It has that aluminum thing on it.

King Cuts Landscaping
03-29-2009, 11:57 PM
Heres our F 550. Smiple and to the point. All of our trailers and our chevy have the same design.

T.Brandon
03-30-2009, 12:02 AM
Prez, What does serving the upstate mean?

Chestnut Oaks Prez
03-30-2009, 12:15 AM
Prez, What does serving the upstate mean?

Upper part of the state but now that needs to go. We server about a 15 mile area in the upstate. Brandon, I'll have to take a pic of the inside the trailer, can't find one.

T.Brandon
03-30-2009, 12:21 AM
I see I thought it ment serving upper class neighborhoods. Set-up is very nice!

Paradise Landscapes
03-30-2009, 10:39 AM
What it with the USDOT and State numbers?

Junior M
03-30-2009, 11:02 AM
What it with the USDOT and State numbers?
Its something you got to have.. :hammerhead:

duranlandscaping
03-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Our lettering

teamgreendude
03-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Here is our truck lettering. Looking into getting the trailer done this year.

didn't your wife do the feild test on that tanaka back pack blower in turf mag ? or was it some one else it thought i saw that f-350 in one of the feild testing pics

KrayzKajun
03-30-2009, 04:30 PM
my back window
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSC02056.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSC02054.jpg

Paradise Landscapes
03-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Its something you got to have.. :hammerhead:

Where do I het mine from? Some people here are legit and don't have them. Is it due to chems? If so, That may not apply to me. I don't do chems.

King Cuts Landscaping
03-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Where do I het mine from? Some people here are legit and don't have them. Is it due to chems? If so, That may not apply to me. I don't do chems.

Dot #s are a must have if you are at 10,001 pounds gvw truck, trailer,load, etc. Our F 550 has dot #'s, but our 2500 pick-up doesn't. Do a google search for dot #s, i cant remember the site. Hope that helps man.
Bret

Paradise Landscapes
03-30-2009, 10:02 PM
Dot #s are a must have if you are at 10,001 pounds gvw truck, trailer,load, etc. Our F 550 has dot #'s, but our 2500 pick-up doesn't. Do a google search for dot #s, i cant remember the site. Hope that helps man.
Bret

So far, I'm not sure. Should I get them just incase?

What do you guys think about the last 2 ideas?

Junior M
03-30-2009, 10:26 PM
So far, I'm not sure. Should I get them just incase?

What do you guys think about the last 2 ideas?
talk to the DOT and ask them, I've seen 250's with DOT #'s, I'd ask just to be on the safe side..

hvphotog
03-30-2009, 10:57 PM
So far, I'm not sure. Should I get them just incase?

What do you guys think about the last 2 ideas?


All depends on your state but once you get them you have to pay over the road tax...

Southside Lawn Services
03-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Simple, but SWEET.

bryant lawn & landscape
03-31-2009, 12:03 AM
Here's one of my truck lettering along with the walkbehinds.
Paradise- I don't think the pink tail lights are a good idea.

pitrack
03-31-2009, 01:33 AM
Looks good guys. I have been thinking about getting lettering on my truck for this upcoming season. Would you guys that do have it agree that it is a good idea? I feel it would make you look more professional and obviously can't hurt anything. It's probably hard to tell, but have you guys noticed any increase in business because of lettering?

hvphotog
03-31-2009, 08:18 AM
Looks good guys. I have been thinking about getting lettering on my truck for this upcoming season. Would you guys that do have it agree that it is a good idea? I feel it would make you look more professional and obviously can't hurt anything. It's probably hard to tell, but have you guys noticed any increase in business because of lettering?


Without a doutb when you pull up to a job and even better a prospective job you look very much professional when lettered up. It looks like you take your job serious and are in it full time as a business not a hobby or weekend thing as you may look without lettering...

I just have two estimates thanks to my lettering last week, will know this week if i have the jobs or not

pitrack
03-31-2009, 01:59 PM
Without a doutb when you pull up to a job and even better a prospective job you look very much professional when lettered up. It looks like you take your job serious and are in it full time as a business not a hobby or weekend thing as you may look without lettering...

I just have two estimates thanks to my lettering last week, will know this week if i have the jobs or not
That's what I figured, now I just have to figure out if I am going to sell my truck or not:hammerhead:

Paradise Landscapes
04-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Here's one of my truck lettering along with the walkbehinds.
Paradise- I don't think the pink tail lights are a good idea.

Good marketing concept! I like it!

The pic with pink tail lights? I had to relook. I did. That automatically comes up on all vehicles on www.speedysigns.com
http://www.speedysigns.com/custom/design.asp?type=PVLETTERING&vehicleID=1526&part=Left&bhcp=1

Edmonds Lawn Service
04-06-2009, 02:08 AM
Wasnt sure if i should post this or not but oh well Here is my trailer, its also reflective too.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/BigRedZ71/Edmonds%20Lawn%20Service/DSCF0730.jpg?t=1238994341

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/BigRedZ71/Edmonds%20Lawn%20Service/DSCF0734.jpg?t=1238994667

bigw
04-06-2009, 02:36 AM
here ya go 143204

143205

143206

bigw
04-06-2009, 02:37 AM
one more..143207

pitrack
04-06-2009, 03:22 AM
^Looks real nice.

AintNoFun
04-06-2009, 07:43 AM
vintage, i gotta tell you that is possibly the nicest/coolest logo and slogan i have seen in a long timeeeeeeeeeee.... Well done!!!

addictedtolandscaping
04-06-2009, 08:41 AM
Here is one of mine

Paradise Landscapes
04-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Here is one of mine

That's real nice!

EagleLandscape
04-06-2009, 11:01 AM
some pics

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131347&stc=1&d=1231701298

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=134140&stc=1&d=1233852823

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=134141&stc=1&d=1233852828

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=142136&stc=1&d=1238364940

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=102918&stc=1&d=1205366493

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=141492&stc=1&d=1238067163

Mike's LawnCare Landscape
04-06-2009, 06:11 PM
Here is a pic of mine. The Dan the sign man still going to put grass on the bottom .
and my 2 kids in the front corner .

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f70/Hyderyoda/P1010322-1.jpg

georgiagrass
04-06-2009, 09:09 PM
We had this branding done for about $500, including a large sign for the back of the ramp that has never been installed.

ilc79
04-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Sorry this is off the subject but hardly anybody has DOT numbers that has posted pic. They will burn your A.. where i live for no #s mowers not strapped, tinted windows
and alot of other stupid stuff.

Edmonds Lawn Service
04-06-2009, 11:33 PM
its like that here too.

BeSeenGraphics
08-04-2009, 07:40 PM
It's definitely best to letter every piece of equipment you own. Looking good people!

Impressions Landscaping
08-07-2009, 05:32 PM
The first picture is my one ton, with obviously all the lettering, the second one(red one) is my personal truck with just small lettering on the back windows, nothing big, just plain and simple.

BeSeenGraphics
08-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Cool. Easy to read!

Patriot llc
08-20-2009, 11:55 PM
This is always an option. We just put this on this week.

BeSeenGraphics
08-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Very cool!

Turf Logic
08-21-2009, 09:38 AM
http://www.superlawntrucks.com/images/client-photos/superscapes-large.jpg

Here is one of our maintenance trucks. We have another one that is very similar.

Infinity Landscapes, Inc
08-21-2009, 10:04 AM
Here's mine, I was thinking I should have covered all four doors. My 6 other trucks are all the same as mine nothing special.

AGM Inc.
08-21-2009, 11:33 AM
Not white but will give you a few ideas.
BTW...were taken with a camera phone so quality isn't good.

that is a nice truck. how did u mount ur dual whips to the toolbox? do u have a plow on htere?

BeSeenGraphics
08-21-2009, 11:52 AM
Looking great people!

Metro Lawn
08-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Here is one of my trucks. All lettering done in 3M reflective.

AGM Inc.
08-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Here is one of my trucks. All lettering done in 3M reflective.

howd u do that. Or where did u get it done

Metro Lawn
08-21-2009, 08:40 PM
I got it from Tony at www.696signs.com

Here is the truck during the day.

BeSeenGraphics
08-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Looks alright. Be sure to check laws when doing something like this. Not saying you didn't. Just saying for others.

White Gardens
08-22-2009, 12:10 AM
Let's see if this link works.

Sure does, I had already posted this pic in my thread.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=158195&d=1250002245

Chilehead
08-22-2009, 12:34 AM
vintage, i gotta tell you that is possibly the nicest/coolest logo and slogan i have seen in a long timeeeeeeeeeee.... Well done!!!

I must agree. I said, "simply timeless" to myself while looking at Vintage's trailer. Very well done, Vintage!:)

Az Gardener
08-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Isin't that Vintage Big W's company? Is he back in the sand box :clapping: he is a lot of fun and a great marketing guy I wondered how he has been doing.

LockwoodLawn
08-22-2009, 11:55 PM
really pops on a black truck

Metro Lawn
08-23-2009, 10:04 AM
Here is our noraml non-reflective lettering.

BeSeenGraphics
08-23-2009, 08:10 PM
really pops on a black truck

Yep....love that combo. I drive a black Z71. My lettering and Green/White as well. I'll post a pic soon enough. Can't advertise until I'm a sponsor. September 1st.

dvog
08-23-2009, 08:25 PM
heres my 2008 f-250

pitrack
08-25-2009, 12:16 AM
heres my 2008 f-250

I like that, easy to read and simple. Looks good.

RedMax Man
08-25-2009, 01:02 AM
here's my Ford F-350

mrsops
08-25-2009, 06:50 AM
Some of my trucks..

BeSeenGraphics
09-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Alright guys. I see some nice lettering. As of today, I'm a sponsor here. I would love to offer my services or any help that I can if any of you have any questions.

oakhillslandscaping
09-01-2009, 09:49 PM
here's my Ford F-350



JUNK :hammerhead: hahahaha....jk buddy. well at least next to all those big trucks sagona has that i may just print pics off of and take them to bed with me hahahaha JK

mrsops
09-01-2009, 10:23 PM
JUNK :hammerhead: hahahaha....jk buddy. well at least next to all those big trucks sagona has that i may just print pics off of and take them to bed with me hahahaha JK

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Chestnut Oaks Prez
09-01-2009, 11:44 PM
F350, c3500,f250

BeSeenGraphics
09-02-2009, 12:43 AM
looking good!

OakNut
08-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Sorry to bump such an old thread, but it's the only "show me" thread on this topic I could find and since I found it helpful when hashing out ideas, I thought I'd post what I've come up with. (for now)

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Promotional/Truck%20Lettering/Truck%20Lettering%20MISC/20120813_133130.jpg


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Promotional/Truck%20Lettering/Vinyl%20Install%20Rear%20Window/20120812_163636.jpg


I designed it, ordered online, and installed it myself.
I plan on doing the side windows on the cap next. Before doing so, I wanted to be sure the color I chose was a good match for the truck color. It is. :)


I also had my logo cut and applied it to my walk behind. :D


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Promotional/Truck%20Lettering/Truck%20Lettering%20MISC/20120813_163120.jpg

jbell36
08-15-2012, 11:07 PM
oak leaf, i said it once and i'll say it again, yours is one of my favorites, for sure...

jbell36
08-15-2012, 11:11 PM
...and why two separate logos? both have same font and same oak leaf, but why two different logos? both look good, but i would definitely say the one on the mower looks the most professional

OakNut
08-15-2012, 11:41 PM
...and why two separate logos? both have same font and same oak leaf, but why two different logos? both look good, but i would definitely say the one on the mower looks the most professional

The one on the mower IS my logo. Well, it's the original version anyway.

Unless the shape/design of your logo lends itself well to different applications, it's never a bad idea to have two versions.
I have a more "square" version as well with the lettering on two lines for use where the longer, horizontal design doesn't work well - think small front chest logo on a shirt.

Like this...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Promotional/Logos%20Etc/Oak-Leaf-Outline-V.jpg


What is on the back of the truck isn't my logo, but as you noticed, the elements of the logo can be seen in that the fonts are the same and the leaf is used.
Consistency is important in "branding" yourself. The use of a specific font, color scheme, or graphic in all of your marketing materials is what makes people "recognize" you in the crowd.

I wanted to use my logo on the back initially - huge. I also was planning on going with a "one-way see thru", full color wrap for that window, but decided that visibility out the back was more important, so I had to compromise with a more "simple" design. It's not what I had originally envisioned, but I am happy with the end result, as it looks classy on the truck, and can be read easily from a good distance.

And thanks for the compliment. As someone who worked as a graphic designer for over ten years, it had dang well better look "professional". LOL


Also, I posted the following in another thread about the "leaf"...


Here's some useless trivia about that "leaf".


I created that leaf in Illustrator by hand, "tracing" it from a photo I took of it lying on the lawn at my very first client's house.

It's sort of fitting since that client was instrumental in my business startup.

It's not just some random leaf clip-art - it means something to me.

:)

chrisvinky
12-12-2012, 12:26 AM
Alright...you guys have convinced me to letter my truck. Here is what I have come up with so far. The only problem I see is that my truck is Intense Blue Pearl. I'm not sure how the green will show up on that color. I figure the sign shop can put a white or yellow border behind all the green to make it pop.

Let me know what you think!

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/chris_vincent1/Lettering.jpg

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/chris_vincent1/LetteringBack.jpg

OakNut
12-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Alright...you guys have convinced me to letter my truck. Here is what I have come up with so far. The only problem I see is that my truck is Intense Blue Pearl. I'm not sure how the green will show up on that color. I figure the sign shop can put a white or yellow border behind all the green to make it pop.

Let me know what you think!

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/chris_vincent1/Lettering.jpg

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/chris_vincent1/LetteringBack.jpg


Does your door have trim along the belt line?


Is that rear slider shown in proportion? (I can't recall how Dodge does them)


Aside from using straight white for the text on the body panels, I think a white outline would work - I don't think I'd use yellow.

chrisvinky
12-12-2012, 06:21 PM
No trim on the truck at all. It's a sport so it does have some factory stickers that may have to come off. Also no rear slider which makes it easier. I think I will have to get the perforated vinyl for the back glass though as the logo will be right where I look in my rear view mirror.

RSK Property Maintenance
12-12-2012, 07:16 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c169/ryan818/plowtruck1.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c169/ryan818/photobucket-3510-1321223697729.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c169/ryan818/photobucket-12884-1320279688938.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c169/ryan818/IMG_1300.jpg


Simple and to the point, not cluttered, not too busy, not expensive, They have my name and my number....

KrayzKajun
12-12-2012, 07:24 PM
Mine for now. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/3C6034E8-CDF6-4D4A-A659-B174318B726A-7873-00000437990F2DAC.jpg
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scotts lawn care
12-12-2012, 09:26 PM
^^^^

Kajun that dually is a beast of a truck! Your logo is looking good.

Pressedun
12-12-2012, 09:36 PM
Wahoo!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l39/pressedun/IMG_0249.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l39/pressedun/IMG_0250.jpg

scotts lawn care
12-12-2012, 09:39 PM
The green lettering on the black background really pops!

Pressedun
12-12-2012, 09:46 PM
The green lettering on the black background really pops!

Sure does, need to stand out a bit!

LawnMan19
12-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Wahoo!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l39/pressedun/IMG_0249.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l39/pressedun/IMG_0250.jpg

Lettering looks great Travis.

Town Line Lawn Care LLC
12-12-2012, 10:10 PM
261769

261770

Pressedun
12-12-2012, 10:55 PM
Lettering looks great Travis.

Thanks! :waving: