Hi Folks. This is Michael. : ) As I am sure we’ve mentioned before, my father was in this trade of signs and truck lettering for 52 years or so. Lipsett & Sons was a client of his for many, many years, until my father retired. I’ve had a business of my own (Michael P. Richard – Truck Lettering, Etc.), so when my father retired, a lot of his clients naturally came to me. Lipsett & Sons has been one of those accounts. Just since then, in late 2006, I have lettered for Lipsett, 3 service vans, 2 oil trucks, and 1 enclosed trailer.
The lettering for this truck I had already cut out. For existing accounts, I have the layouts I have created at a prior time, in my computer, for the various size and style trucks. But for new vehicles, I need to take measurements, and create a properly sized layout. Sometimes designing a logo in the process, for a new business. Once that layout is approved by the owners, we arrange for the lettering to be done on the vehicles.
So here’s this one freshly painted and waiting, in my own driveway. I work from home whenever possible.
To be brief, once the lettering is cut, weeded and taped, I hinge it with tape in place on the vehicle, measuring carefully to be sure everything is going to end up where it should. (I will explain the cutting, wedding and taping more in depth another time.)
Then I cut the large pieces, just to make it easier to work with.
I lift it up, peel off the backing, bring it down straight and tight, and squeegie it down.
Then I remove the mask, and move on to the next.
On this particular job, they also want box striping all over.
The kids love to watch me work, and sometimes help! I still had the side you can’t see, to do.
The striping really adds a little something. It looks sharp, as simple of a layout as it is.
See 2 of my kids in there? When I have to turn the truck around, to work on the shaded side, they love to take turns having a ride in the big trucks. Here above, the job was complete, and I was just turning the truck around, so that when the owners came to pick it up, they could just drive it out straight. But also, there were 2 kids who hadn’t had a ride yet.
Calling this one done!
If you’re a local business and need any kind of vehicle lettering, you can contact me, Michael, at the following email address:
Thanks, Lipsett & Sons, for your continued business!