It doesn’t take a long drive to work or on the highway for you to see another vehicle with a business logo, contact information, and maybe even a cool design printed on the sides. Whether it’s just the logo on the door, a design on the hood, or a complete vehicle wrap with all of the information and eye-catching designs you could want, there’s no doubt that these vehicles grab people’s attention. And if you’re a business owner who has a fleet of vehicles on the road, then it’s time to consider having a vehicle graphic printed on your cars, trucks, or vans, too.
It may seem like the process of having graphics printed on a vehicle is expensive, time-consuming, and just not worth the investment. However, when businesses need all of the marketing help they can get, there are several reasons why vehicle graphics are essential. But before you schedule an appointment at Action Signs and Banners for custom vehicle wrapping, here are some things you should know.
What Are Vehicle Wraps?
A vehicle wrap, or film, is typically made of a vinyl adhesive that is made specifically for your make and model of vehicle. There are various finishes, including matte, satin, gloss, or even a chrome finish. A vehicle can be covered entirely or only certain parts, such as the hood, roof, or doors. To best represent your business, a custom logo or design can be created to help your vehicle and company stand out.
How Long Does it Last?
As with many things, the lifespan of a vehicle film depends on a few things, such as the type of film used during installation, what weather conditions the vehicle is driven in, and how well the film is taken care of. When all of these factors are taken into consideration, a wrap will generally last around five years without needing a section to be redone or the film reinstalled completely.
How Long Does Installation Take?
For simple designs or accents, such as stripes, installation will take between one and three days. For larger, more intricate designs it may take up to a week. The timing will also depend on how busy our shop is at the time. Above all, we are committed to providing a high-quality product that will last as long as possible, and the perfection that we strive for can take time.
Does it Damage the Vehicle’s Paint?
When the wrap is installed and removed by professional technicians, the underlying paint will not be damaged by a vehicle wrap. However, when the installation process isn’t done correctly, or the film is removed incorrectly, then the vehicle’s paint can be damaged by razor blade scratches, poor adhesion, or the paint can be stripped. When having a vehicle wrap installed, it is essential that you work with a skilled and experienced company.
How to Care For Vehicle Graphics
The most important part of caring for your vehicle’s graphics is to keep it clean. Unfortunately, it’s not recommended that a vehicle with a wrap goes through a traditional car wash. With a vinyl film, it’s best to wash the vehicle by hand. If that’s not possible, find a car wash that is more gentle and doesn’t use any brushes or bristles that could scratch the film.
How Are the Graphics Designed?
At Action Signs, we have a team of graphic designers who can help create a design that best represents your business and brand. If you have an existing logo, we will happily incorporate that into the design. Or, if you have any ideas or have a certain vision in mind, just let us know and we’ll be happy to work with you to make sure that what you’re thinking will work for the shape of the vehicle. With years of experience in this industry, we have a good idea of how to place graphics in a way that will be most effective. To view some of our past work, browse through our portfolios, including van and Sprinter wraps, commercial truck wraps, bus wraps, and more.
If you want to increase awareness for your business with effective and high-quality vehicle wraps, get in touch with the team at Action Signs and Banners. Our team has been providing quality service to Fort Collins, the greater Northern Colorado area, and even the surrounding states with signs, banners, vehicle wraps, labels, wall coverings, and so much more. We are passionate about creating beautiful designs that you can be proud of.