The basics of Magnetic Sign sizing
Magnetic signs sizes that will fit your vehicle like a glove!
Choosing the proper size magnetic sign for your vehicle is a very crucial step into the foray of mobile advertising. While all vehicles are lumped into different categories like passenger, truck, SUV, van, trailer tractor, etc. not all vehicles in those categories have the same available flat surface space to utilize the same magnetic sign sizes across the board.
Also, take into consideration your mobile advertising magnetic sign needs. A passenger vehicle may just need door magnetic signs, while a van owner may want to purchase different magnetic sign sizes to display on key points of the vehicle to be seen from the side and the back of the van.
Magnetic signs are definitely not a "One Magnetic Sign Size Fits All" type of purchase and if not properly sized may not fit your available space on your vehicle which can cause loss of your newly purchased magnetic sign. Magnetic signs are meant to lay flat on the vehicle surface and should never cover door handles, door jams, inverted or raised molding or emblems. On the other side of the size spectrum is magnetic signs that are ordered to small and get lost on the vehicle and are hard to read. Ordering a magnetic sign that is too large or too small can end up costing you extra dollars in the long run, which we here at MagneticSignsOntime.com want you to avoid! Here are some simple rules of thumb for sizing your magnetic sign(s) to make sure your magnetic sign purchase fits your vehicle for years and years of use.
First, grab a measuring tape, pen and paper!
Whether you are trying to purchase car magnetic signs, van magnetic signs, truck magnetic signs, blank magnetic signs or any other magnetic signs that will adhere to a steel magnetic receptive surface, you'll need exact height and width measurements to assure a proper magnetic sign size fit. Don't ever guesstimate on size as it may come back to haunt you. By taking proper measurements you can utilize your magnetic sign purchase to the fullest with magnetic signs that will look complimentary instead of over-sized or too small.
Inspect the body of your vehicle.
There are many vehicle makes and models that have reversed indentations or raised stripes that run along the body of the vehicle. You also need to watch out for door handles, emblems and door jams. Magnetic signs that are placed over any such impediments can either be damaged or lost. Magnetic signs need to lay "FLAT" against the surface to properly stick to your vehicle. Ordering magnetic signs sizes that cover-up or lay over these portions of your vehicle run the risk of getting air underneath the magnetic material which compromises their adhesive qualities resulting in loss or damage of the magnetic signs.
Front and back and side to side
When purchasing multiple multiple magnetic signs to cover vehicles like vans, trucks or SUV's that have multiple mobile advertising areas, don't assume that one magnetic sign size will adequately cover all areas of your vehicle. Some vehicles have tailgates, truck beds, hatchbacks and service doors that can accommodate magnetic sign sizes that could be potentially smaller or need to be larger to fit the area in question. For instance, a 10" x 18" magnetic sign size for your truck door may not fit your tailgate; or in the case of a van, the service door or slider door, may require multiple magnetic sign sizes to properly fit the vehicle. And for regular passenger vehicles that will be using magnetic sign advertising on the front doors and back doors of the vehicle, the door size will be different as well.
When in doubt...call a professional!
If you have any questions about magnetic sign sizes, please feel free to give our magnetic sign professionals here at MagneticSignsOntime.com a call. We are here to serve you Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST) and can help you with all your magnetic sign question and ordering needs.