The Ugly Truth

small blue drainage maintenance van with reflective chevrons
reflective chevrons

Its 30 after midnight. I’m slightly inebriated with just 2 large bottles of Peroni. My Girlfriend/Partner is snoring beside me on the couch and TROPIC THUNDER 2008 is droning on above my laptop screen on the telly. This is not glamarous or idyllic like an advert for a MACBOOK PRO.

But the MAC does function well for posting this content and making the signage for the van in the above picture, and I’m told that the High Visibility Graphics above have worked well for the Road Works company who paid for the van graphics. And i’m equally sure the drainage works well for my customers customers. Mmmm, where is this going?

Like Peterson says when we work/make we are rescuing/creating order from chaos.

Poetry in the form of signage.

Black transit van with colourful sign markings
Black transit van with colourful sign markings

Some people make spurious claims about the impact that fantastic looking stickers can have on the visual environment and its benefits to the greater good of humanity and i’m no different. Some colour can make everyone feel better about everything especially when it is against a shiny black surface. So start a business and take control of your own life and choose Signserve in Glasgow to make your signs.

“imagine”, “discover”, “picture”

small white van with black flood coated panels with cut vinyls
flood coated panels and cut vinyls

Imagine how much interest in your trade you will generate when you are driving around your work area in a signed van.

Discover for yourself the increase in confidence and validation that a professionally lettered van will inspire in your target clientele.

Pretend that you’re a potential customer that needs the services that you can offer.

How would you perceive a tradesman with his trade permanently pictured on his transport.

Someone with a plain van could look more professional.

Probably the oldest pub(site) in Glasgow

Van graphics for the Kirkhouse pub in Shettleston Road. The job was a Ford custom van with black flood coated panels and white/gold cut vinyl text and logo displaying businesss name, tagline, address and contact details . To raise the profile of the pub, add to the brand value and make the van look good at the cash and carry. Work carried out at Baillieston in Glasgow’s sunny east-end from Monday the 19th Feb, carried over to Tuesday. Find us on Facebook was added later at no extra cost.

white van with flood coated black panels and white calligraphic text
Flood coated panels

So your sitting thinking how can I get some work in without getting ripped off and or breaking the bank(as if it isn’t broke by its own hand already)

Vehicle graphics are the dogs, Look at this example. Everywhere this van goes in and around its local its being seen by thousands of potentials customers. Something catchy that tells exactly whats on offer and some contact details is all you need to make an impression.

picture of wrench on a small white plumbers van
Laminated counter cut digital prints and cut vinyl graphics from Signserve Glasgow

Just of the local plumbers Signserve do work for. He got supplied some cut vinyls and contour cut digital prints fitted and it looks magic.

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Pricing can be a pain

hand with money in it
Of all the functions that you have to perform when running your own business, pricing is the most stressful. Quite often, as potential customers don’t buy signage all the time; the first question in an initial enquiry is for an indication of cost. ‘How much roughly would it be for a bit of blah blah blah. ‘Depends’ is the honest but frustrating reply. Depends how much signage you want/need? How complex? Do you have artwork already that can be used to at least get an idea of how its going to look or are you starting from scratch and need designing for as well.

Quite often if initial design work is involved the producer is left with the dilemma of whether to ask for something up front which could put the customer off but would help to ensure the producer didn’t waste there time working on a proposal and price that doesn’t get approved.

Working for nothing is rubbish.

Car and Van wrap and vinyl removal


Removing a vehicle wrap can be a time consuming laborious process. Some vinyls break way in small sections making progress slow. Signserve enjoy it! We are used to removing
wrap or lettering quickly and safely. So whether your just tired of the livery on your car, or its to go onto the market, or you have a fleet that has to go back to the leasing company, you can trust Signserve to safely and effectively remove all traces of the past.*
Signserve can do the work at your premises if required
*Sometimes there is ghosting marks left behind when lettering is removed where the paintwork underneath has been preserved while uncovered areas have dulled due to sunlight.
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07731 999 676