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Graphic design discussions for your Lawn Care Business. Logos, Postcards, Door Hangers, Flyers, etc. Show off your designs!
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Sherman wrote me a great letter and I wanted to share it with everyone because I bet others are finding themselves in a similar situation.

He was using excel to create his logo. He said "I did it in XCELL but do not know how to save it as a file i can take to a printer that is compatible, and i am not sure how to clean it up."

I am no expert at this and there are plenty of others on here that are real graphic designers but from what I know is I would make the logo in a graphic program first off. Make it as large as possible too so it will look good when scaled.

Do you have a graphic program you can make it in?
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Sherman wrote me a great letter and I wanted to share it with everyone because I bet others are finding themselves in a similar situation.

He was using excel to create his logo. He said "I did it in XCELL but do not know how to save it as a file i can take to a printer that is compatible, and i am not sure how to clean it up."

I am no expert at this and there are plenty of others on here that are real graphic designers but from what I know is I would make the logo in a graphic program first off. Make it as large as possible too so it will look good when scaled.

Do you have a graphic program you can make it in?
Hey steve wish i did,but i appreciate ya trying to help, i guess i will wait on it , from what i have seen they are costly and cant't swing one at this time. thanks for the help though, and when i get something figured out i will post it.
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Here is a way to keep things cheap.

Go to this link and look through the hundreds of free lawn care business logos

http://www.gophergraphics.com/index.cgi?page=artists

Download one, edit it and you will be ready to roll!

Show us what you come up with!
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Here is a way to keep things cheap.

Go to this link and look through the hundreds of free lawn care business logos

http://www.gophergraphics.com/index.cgi?page=artists

Download one, edit it and you will be ready to roll!

Show us what you come up with!
Steve here are a couple i came up with. Which one do you think looks best, more professional? i am leaning towards the 2nd one
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Oh good job! Yea I like the 2nd one too! Very nice work!

How long did it take you to make that?
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Oh good job! Yea I like the 2nd one too! Very nice work!

How long did it take you to make that?
After alot of tweeking i would guess about 2 hours. Gunna have it for the long haul, ya have to like it, ya know...lol
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I like it when a logo can be kept simple. Are you going to be getting this on your truck or trailer or anything like that?
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I like it when a logo can be kept simple. Are you going to be getting this on your truck or trailer or anything like that?
Yes, i just ordered 4 decals 4 door magnets, 4 window decals new buiss cards, and 5000 door hangers, all with the logo and name on it.one thing is though all my friends and family asked me why i put LAWN CARE under the logo in lg form and Volusia Property Services small form under that. I told them my thought behind it is, the main thing i want people to see as soon as they glance at my sign on the truck and trailer is that i am in the lawn buiss. so then if thats what they need they will look for name and number on the sign. if not like this and more typical, i think people dont even read the signs unless they are really looking or just curious to see what co it is.
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one thing is though all my friends and family asked me why i put LAWN CARE under the logo in lg form and Volusia Property Services small form under that. I told them my thought behind it is, the main thing i want people to see as soon as they glance at my sign on the truck and trailer is that i am in the lawn buiss. so then if thats what they need they will look for name and number on the sign. if not like this and more typical, i think people dont even read the signs unless they are really looking or just curious to see what co it is.
That is logical and will work just fine I'm sure. I also like the second image. Looks good.
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Sherman,

I can't believe non of the graphic artists on here have chimmed in here yet but if you are hell bent on the do it yourself method... Check this out. There is a program called mylogomaker. I bought the full version at staples for less than $50 as I recall (I think was closer to $35) but they have an online version you can design, view, & then buy your image.
http://www.logomaker.com/?source=2.1484.2

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