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Car - Sign writing vs magnets

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Nemo30, 11th Feb, 2016.

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Which do you think is better?

  1. Signwriting

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  2. Magnet

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Either would be fine

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  4. Don't do either

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  1. Nemo30

    Nemo30 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at options for sign writing on a car.

    Came across magnets like these Car Magnets | Promotional Car Magnets Quote | The Fridge Magnet Factory

    Curious what people think - are they cheap looking?

    It's for a business so image is important, however I don't mind the magnets. They are much cheaper than signwriting and easy to remove.

    What do you think? Signwriting or magnets?
     
  2. Jamie_

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    The magnets look cheap and nasty. Just shop around for someone to do a half decent vinyl job.
    Magnets are for fridges, not cars. They look too "temporary"
     
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  3. Nemo30

    Nemo30 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. The men I know are more likely to say sign writing, whereas I think women are more likely to look at the message than care how it's done.
     
  4. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Well-Known Member

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    Sign writing.

    Laser cut vinyl is relatively affordable now, looks good, doesn't harm the paintwork and is easy to remove if you choose to sell or trade the vehicle.
     
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  5. hobo

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    I voted signwriting, ie vinyls.
     
  6. Jamie_

    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    The magnets look cheap and nasty. Just shop around for someone to do a half decent vinyl job.
    Doesn't even need to be laser cut, anyone that does it for a living will be able to do a killer job with a scalpel :p
     
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  7. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    What sort of Biz?

    Sign writing always looks better - as long as it's done well.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  8. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    I'm with Jamie on this. Magnets look cheap and nasty and gives the totally wrong impression for a business (IMO) whereas a pro sticker or vinyl job looks schmicko and makes the business look good.

    I'm currently investigating for Aaron's Ute. Decent vinyl job here is circa $2.5k but I've found some online sticker places where you can send in your own files and they print to order don't charge an arm and leg for it.
     
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  9. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Well-Known Member

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    Good point, I assumed that the bigger places and even the little guys these days just wouldn't have the time or skills. I was a 90's design student so I spent a bit of time with an x-acto, I've still got the scars!
     
  10. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    If you go something permanent just make sure your driving is spot on - don't want to be cutting off potential clients ;)
     
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  11. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A couple of options: Acid etch or engraved - both are very distinctive :p

    Magnets are cheap looking and scratch the bejeezus out of your panels.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    You could probably find someone to hand sign write it at that price.
     
  13. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    My company vehicles cost cira $350 each for front doors adn tailgate with vinyl lettering and logo, and onsite installation
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    You buy very cheap cars. But if they only include front doors and tailgate I can understand.
     
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    What about a sticker wrap for the whole car?
     
  16. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Bubble wrap might be more appropriate - you don't want to damage the Duco.
     
  17. sanj

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    Magnets are great if you're trying to portray the image of someone down on their luck,giving a business a last go and just trying to make enough to pay for the rental on the studio and a bottle of sherry.

    Horrible things
     
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  18. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I wear them like a birdman suit
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Proudly? With great flair, style & panachè?
     
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    Magnetic signs are best on Government cars, makes it harder to get sprung at Bunnings or Woolies.......
     
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