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What size should the LEC windscreen sticker be?

<2½" diameter
4
13%
2½-3" diameter
9
28%
3-3½" diameter
5
16%
> 3½" diameter
1
3%
Rectangular/square
13
41%
 
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Postby chris.t » Tue 20.02.2007, 09:14

Neil

Have i missed something, are these for external application?
Could the 'Hokey-Cokey' actually be what it's all about?
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Postby Sy V » Tue 20.02.2007, 09:18

Chris

He said self-adhesive vinyl, which i assumed was for internal mounting.

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Postby Monty » Tue 20.02.2007, 11:03

Enright13 wrote:Today I got the samples back from The Image Works.
My first impression was that I was very happy with the result.

The samples provided were oversized (3.75" dia for the cat, and 2" x 7.5" for the rectangles), on self-adhesive vinyl rather than static cling, and in 2 seperate sections. But other than that they were exactly how the finished article is proposed to be.

However I've had time to think about it a bit more now - time enough to be a bit more critical.

There are a few things I am going to ask to be improved:
1) The green in the cat is a bit drab.
I'll ask for it to be much more BRG.
2) The border of the cat has been made too wide and changed from black to white. White may be better (...?) but the border definitely needs slimming down.
3) The green in the silhouettes fades to yellow too quickly.
I'll ask for 1/3 green, 1/3 fading, and 1/3 yellow.

Sorry about the picture quality - it's a bit difficult at this time of night with a camera phone!


Nice work,

I actually like the Cat one, looks more modern.

But agree with that the green fades to quickly on the car in the rectangular sticker.

Most important thing is to state these are for applying to the inside of the car.

Got to say that the transparent one is going to look great.
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Postby Enright » Tue 20.02.2007, 11:43

chris.t wrote:Neil

Have i missed something, are these for external application?

Yes Chris, you have missed something!

They have to buy in the "Static Cling" material which is what will be used on the final version, so these samples were just made out of sticky-fronted vinyl. That's why they're face down on their backing (or rather "fronting"!) on the first pic.

I've just given them the feedback as detailed previously and another set of proofs should be ready tonight.

I'll probably stick with the white border for the circular one as it mimics the silver border on the Lotus badge.
Unless anyone really thinks it looks worse...?
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Postby clemo » Tue 20.02.2007, 21:37

im just happy to have ones that don't fade..
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Postby Enright » Thu 22.02.2007, 01:53

I got the 2nd batch of samples from The Image Works this evening, and I'm dead chuffed with the result.
They still had to use vinyl rather than Static Cling, but they made them actual size, and the green is now much more like BRG (the camera doesn't do it justice).
The fade on the silhouettes is spot-on, and they've slimmed down the white border on the circular design as requested.

The only tiny problem is that the material can move very slightly when the final score-lines are traced.
This means that the white border can look a bit thick on one side and thin on the other. It's a limitation of the production process which looks a bit more pronounced with the slimmer border.
But I still think they look really good so I'm not going to quibble, and have given them the go-ahead to start production.

I should have a hundred sets in about a week.
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Postby F1 LOTUS » Thu 22.02.2007, 03:01

Quick turnaround :shock:
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Postby Nige » Thu 22.02.2007, 11:26

They look really good, the transparent sillouhette already has a space reserved for it on the rear screen of my hardtop :D
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Postby TheBard » Thu 22.02.2007, 16:27

That looks fantastic! Great job!

Now I know what to stick on Marie's wind deflector, I'll raid the piggy bank and see you at the stand :)

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Postby Rambo » Thu 22.02.2007, 18:25

Count me in for a set Neil
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Postby Stef » Tue 27.02.2007, 09:45

Excellent!

I shall have 2 sets please! :)
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Postby paulwatkins » Tue 27.02.2007, 09:54

Hope its not too late, but, any chance of having a red car graphic on a black background?

It seems to be the option of choice for the bloody mugs! :evil:
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Postby Enright » Tue 27.02.2007, 10:19

Sorry Paul but way too late I'm afraid.
The colours submitted were as in the above picture and they're now in the process of making them.
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Postby paulwatkins » Tue 27.02.2007, 10:27

I'm extremely happy with the colours Neil, and really grateful for the effort (and probably finance) that you've put into sorting these out.

I was just curious why the red on black brigade hadn't jumped on your back! :?
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Postby Enright » Tue 27.02.2007, 10:47

Hahaha, I feel your pain - they do my head in too! :lol: :roll:

I guess it's because nobody can argue with green fading to yellow being "proper" Lotus colours, what with them being in the badge and all.

But if you opt for one or the other then everyone forgets and just thinks you picked your own for the sake of it.

Or perhaps they suspected that if I got any grief then they might get hit by a flying teddy!!! :lol:

WRT the expense, apart from (a lot of) running back and forth, I'm happy to say that they haven't asked me for ANY dosh yet. That should happen at the end of this week, but won't be anything like the mug expense.
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Postby dapinky » Tue 27.02.2007, 11:05

paulwatkins wrote:I was just curious why the red on black brigade hadn't jumped on your back! :?


It's more fun to wind up the Welsh :-D
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Postby paulwatkins » Tue 27.02.2007, 11:10

Neil, you have PM

dapinky wrote:It's more fun to wind up the Welsh :-D


Oi pinky, leave it out! Thats discrim, desrcrim, descrinnna.......not nice! :-D
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Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 28.02.2007, 00:19

ErnieOwner wrote:I was just curious why the red on black brigade hadn't jumped on your back!
'Cause I can't fit a mug in my printer. :-D
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Postby Enright » Fri 09.03.2007, 10:59

The finished articles should be ready for collection later today, but I'll probably not get chance to go and get them til Monday. Meanwhile I thought you might like to see what the mounted samples look like so far.
I just took these - the rain sets the pics off quite nicely I think! :D
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Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 09.03.2007, 13:40

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