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Yo dawg, I've heard you like buses so I put a bus in your bus so you can buzz while you buzz
Whoever you out source it to should have a dieline! Its that simple unless you were planning on printing and cutting it out youself.
i jizz all over this bus
Client: "I am not able to get specifications for the bus."
I'm emailing the bus manufacturer, but if they don't come through I'm going to have to measure this bitch myself.
I do these a lot.
You need to contact the bus company....who built the bus and ask for the side elevations....they will have the dimensions.
I usually end up then creating a template in Illustrator based on the elevations drawing.
Contact me if you want to discuss...I just finished one and I'm doing another now.
I did one for a construction company.... it was a rush job. when to job site... measure everything added about .15 inches on each side and came out to be pretty good.
straight on shot, get a measurement for scale. do it in illy with cadtools plug-in. done.
Do not try and apply it yourself. Get another place to do it. So if they make a mistake it is on them, not you. Trust me... bad times.
pick a vendor
get a dieline
i just a fleet of unimogs. turned out pretty rad.
dude, c'mon, everyone knows how to do this in japan since 1976 ;) hehe
If you want to get started just lay it out in an approximate rectangle can't be that far off while the wrap company does the temp
you should be able to approximate to get started... city bus, greyhound tourbus, school bus?
charge bus company royally for template
Client: "I don’t think that the bus company has wrapped any of their buses in the past."
At this rate it looks like I'll be standing in a parking lot with a tape measure.
Oh and his idea of a deadline is "soon".
Whoever is doing the wrap should give you a 'template' with specs so that you don't design over areas that will be cut or that might need to be altered. Plus, it's less work for you ;)
What company is doing the wrap on the bus? We use Motorsports designs. they are pretty resourceful in getting me any template I want and I've wrapped some pretty crazy shit over the years.
Yeah, your vendor should have some sort of dieline template that you place a final tiff file underneath in illustrator. Make sure you have lots of bleed if it's mentioned on the specs.
(Thanks all, btw)
The bus is a Startrans President Series, 33 seater, not the low-floor model