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VEHICLE WRAPS & DECALS: PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY ON THE GO

So, you want a branded company vehicle. That’s great! First, you’ll need to nail down a few of the specifics like what you’ll need to include in your business vehicle’s wrap. From there, you’ll need to decide on what type of vehicle wrap is best for you.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of options! Once you’ve landed on what information you’ll need to include and which wrap is right for you, we’ve laid out a few suggestions for where you can purchase your wrap.
Keep reading to learn more about all of these steps, as well as important tips to keep in mind when getting your vehicle wrap installed.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE ON A VEHICLE WRAP?

There are several items included on a good plumbing van wrap. First, you want a wrap worth remembering. You should consist of the following :

TYPES OF VEHICLE WRAPS & DECALS

It’s important to note that there are multiple types of car wraps and decals that can be utilized. We’ve listed out a few options below, as well as their average pricing.

Full Van Wraps

Full van wraps, as the name suggests, cover your entire vehicle including the body panels with the option of perforated window vinyl graphics covering the rear windows. While you can install a full wrap yourself, a professional will have the practice and tools to do it right and ensure the wrap is long-lasting and durable. The fabrication and installation, including the design, typically costs between $2,700 – $4,000.

Partial Wraps

Partial wraps, meanwhile, only cover a portion of the vehicle (typically 50-200 square feet). These wraps can go on a portion of the vehicle or on the window using a perforated or solid vinyl. The fabrication and installation, including design, could cost between $500 – $2200.

Spot Graphics

Spot graphics are small graphics like a logo and lettering arranged in “spots” on the vehicle. Often, companies use this to simply add their logo, company name, phone number, and any other relevant contact information in big, bold lettering. These graphics typically range from $300 to $500.

Window Wraps

Unlike simple decals, door magnets are easily removable and reusable because they don’t use an adhesive. This makes these graphics ideal for leased vehicles. The cost generally runs between just $20 – $50 with generally simple installation.
When it comes to purchasing a corporate car wrap, it’s best to shop local.

WHERE TO BUY CAR WRAPS

When it comes to purchasing a corporate car wrap, it’s best to shop local. Local sign and body shops will usually design, print, and – most importantly – install your car wrap. Professionals know what techniques work best to ensure wraps are long lasting and can make sure you get the most from your initial investment.

99designs/48hourslogo

99Designs and 48hourslogo both offer wrap designs from around $129 – $899 and provide an option to hold contests so you can pick designs from multiple designers. You can also get packaged deals at a discount where designers provide options for signage, company branded gear, and social media.
WePrintWraps is a one-stop-shop for wraps. In addition to selling wraps, this website will help you design a wrap and send you all the tools you need to apply your wrap. Simply enter your vehicle’s make and model for sizing. The wrap, tools, and design will cost around $1,000 – $2,000 altogether.
Signazon offers vehicle magnets, decals, and full-coverage rear window decals with prices starting as low as $22.25.
Vistaprint offers car door and window decals, weatherproof bumper stickers, and car magnets from $6 – $64.
With MakeStickers, you can get UV-resistant, scratch-resistant, and weatherproof car stickers you can design from a template for everything from bumper stickers to large rectangular patterns for your side door from $8 – $20.

HOW TO INSTALL VEHICLE WRAPS

As a rule, you should leave installing vehicle wraps to a professional. Professionals will have the tools, knowledge, and experience to leave your work vehicle looking good while maintaining durability.
But if you’re strapped for cash, super confident, or just want to try installing a vehicle wrap yourself, there are a few steps to follow to ensure things go smoothly.
Step 1. Decide on a strategy to get your wrap on your vehicle. There are two methods you can learn more about here: a wet application or a dry application. Wet applications use fluid applicators while dry wrap applications don’t — but dry applications typically require more skill.
Step 2. Do your research. Installing a wrap can be a laborious process and takes time and skill to avoid damaging your vehicle. Check YouTube for videos that will explain the process in depth along with common mistakes and tricks to prepare you for the more difficult aspects.
Step 3. When you’re ready to apply your wrap, make sure conditions are right. You’ll want to apply your wrap when it’s between 70 – 80 degrees outside to avoid tearing or the film becoming too brittle and fragile. Additionally, its usually best to apply vinyl indoors, away from direct sunlight, temperature fluctuations, and dust.
Step 4. Depending on the size of your wrap, make sure you have help to get it on. Larger wraps are often a two-person job.
Step 5. Prepare your vehicle. Give your vehicle a thorough cleaning to get rid of dirt, grease, oil, or wax. You might even want to use a grease/wax cleaner to ensure it’s completely free of grim.
Step 6. When it finally comes time to apply your wrap, take your time. The last thing you’ll want to do is go to a shop and get a professional to fix your vehicle because of a crinkled, peeling wrap and a damaged paint job.
Now that your vehicle wrap is installed, it’s time to hit the road! Be sure to keep your vehicle well-maintained with regular maintenance check-ins, oil changes, and washes. The better you take care of your vehicle, the longer it will last and the more reliable it will be.

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