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Author Topic: Anyone dabble in decal design?  (Read 836 times)

Offline Alex jb

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Anyone dabble in decal design?
« on: Aug 02, 2017, 11:21:57 »
I want to make up a decal, got a couple of ideas, but I'm no graphic designer nor do I have any software to make up something worth while.
Tried a couple of apple apps and they were rubbish.

My uncle used to build motorcycle and side car rigs that did well at IOM and tons of other places.
He's real old now and suffers from dimensia so doesn't recognise most family these days, so I wanted to use his name on my bike build.

Below is a couple of the rough ideas I was thinking




I like the first one best, anyone fancy having a bash?


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Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2017, 11:58:21 »
I'd probably go with the first or third. Third is best for actual decal production since it is the simplest (unless you wanted them printed, in which case it doesn't matter).

For production, I cut vinyl decals in house as a part of my business. There are some limitations as far as colors go (think of each color as a 'layer') but the plus is that I can generally cut small runs for an affordable price. Printing is more expensive especially for a small run but you have the flexibility to use any CMYK color and print more complex designs, then have the outer circle contour cut.

Printed decals:


Cut decals:

« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2017, 12:00:38 by advCo »
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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2017, 12:34:01 »
Following along!

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 2017, 13:36:13 »
I was going to suggest a PM to AdvCo (Nick) but he already chimed in. Another member who can help you out is Sonreir (Matt from Sparcmoto) he saved my but by re-producing a set of OEM decals for a bike I was painting for my boss a few years back.
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Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 02, 2017, 14:00:09 »
Thanks guys,
I do like the first one most, need to get it onto paper better and I was thinking just black and white but could go for a colour in there too.
My bike Tidler is a ruby red colour, but I have done bits on friends bikes both motor and pedal so could well end up putting a few around.

I may change the text to
'Gordon Bate & Co Custom Bicycle Motorcycle & sidecar shop'


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Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 02, 2017, 14:07:00 »
Tidler


One of the bicycles I built


Thinking the decal would be about 5" dia, perfect for a motorcycle fender/tank/seat hump, but that would be too big for a bicycle, so may have to re-think the round layout for a second small batch.


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Offline kagraves

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2017, 05:48:09 »
I have the ability to do vector artwork for logo design.  I am a young industrial designer and love to try new projects. I haven't done much as far as logo design but would love to help out.

Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2017, 07:30:46 »
I have the ability to do vector artwork for logo design.  I am a young industrial designer and love to try new projects. I haven't done much as far as logo design but would love to help out.
That would be great, I'm open to ideas.

I'm a mechanical/fluid power engineer so I work with schematics, 3D models and 1D simulation so there's not a lot of flare left in me!


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Offline kagraves

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #8 on: Aug 08, 2017, 23:55:28 »
Hey man sorry I just moved cross country to San Diego so I have had a lot on my plate. Let me know what logo you would like amd try to get it drawn out as close to where you want it. It doesn't app have to be one image of that makes it easier for you.  I cam compile bits and pieces for you.

Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 11, 2017, 04:28:18 »
I used a kids drawing app to put some colour on the round logo, I was only thinking simple circles and colour with the text in black



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Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 22, 2017, 16:08:51 »
That's brilliant thanks!

My wife likes E the best but I am torn, could you put the centre 'Bate & Co' in white on B?

Thanks for your help, couldn't get close to that with the programs that I downloaded.


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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #11 on: Aug 22, 2017, 22:25:27 »
I like C and F...lol

Offline gonerpete

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #12 on: Aug 24, 2017, 11:08:39 »
New G looks good  ;D

Offline Alex jb

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #13 on: Aug 24, 2017, 14:38:25 »
Awesomeness


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Offline kagraves

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #14 on: Aug 28, 2017, 14:02:35 »
I attached the files below because the online sources are blocking my accounts.

Offline kagraves

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Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Reply #15 on: Aug 28, 2017, 14:03:56 »
let me know if there are any changes that you would like made and what file format you would like them in.