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Truck Magnetic Sign

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by madisonguyton, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. madisonguyton

    madisonguyton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32


    I really need input in ideas for the magnetic sign to go on a truck door(each side).. i am horribly uncreative and know you guys probably have some awesome ideas and know good places to order from. Any help, pictures of yours, etc, would be greatly appreciated.. thanks everybody
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Go with vinyl, around here magnets mean fly-by-night companies....
  3. madisonguyton

    madisonguyton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Vinyl??? i am not familiar with vinyl signs... any examples or links to any of them
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Vinyl lettering is what he is talking about. It is the same thing you see on a magnet except it is applied directly to your vehicle vs the magnet.
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    He is saying go with vinyl lettering, instead of magnetic signs.

    The vinyl would be applied directly to the truck.

    We have vinyl on our enclosed trailer and. I had vinyl on our old truck, but haven't put it on the truck we have now.

    I don't think I'm going to put it on this truck. It's kind of nice to be able to unhook from the trailer after a busy week and be OFF. There were times with the other truck we would go fishing or something and someone would come over and want to talk about our business. Sometimes you just need to get away.

    I may get some magnetic signs made for times when I'm giving bids and don't have the trailer. If I do I will probably get them from someone local.
  6. GreenPro7

    GreenPro7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    You need to visit www.vistaprint.com this is a great way to save money and they offer about anything you want to help start a business.Some things are FREE. I use them often for my brochures, business cards, etc. Let me know how it does for you.Hope this helps.
  7. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,059

    Sorry I dont have a real clear pic, but here's mine from another thread, look for kemco.


    I order mine from www.signsbyyou.com they have a really easy to use online design program. You cant really see it in the photo but I used the same pic for my background image on my mag sign that I did for my business cards so there is some continuity.

    I purposely used a very lightened pic of grass blades, I say it is "cartoon" as it is not a photo of grass, but it is a really professional looking drawing of grass if that makes any sense. Dont remember where I found it though.
  8. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    dont waste your time and money! i tried, didnt do crap, heck it made my truck look worse then it already did! but your probably gonna do it anyway so the 2 most import things you need on it is your company name a number! dont get to letter happy with it cuz keep in mind your a small moving target!

  9. madisonguyton

    madisonguyton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    thanks guys all this really helped.. great websites also
  10. NLSolutions

    NLSolutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I use vistaprint.com also. Good stuff, very reasonable. Their free business cards are not the best quality so Id recommend you pay a little more for the "upgrades".

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