Eye-catching, innovative, and bold graphics have defined outdoor and indoor advertising in Las Vegas and the rest of the country for decades. New technologies have further advanced these advertising tools, and one of the most effective formats to have emerged in recent times is a car wrap.
Car wraps have boosted the advertising sector by using highly eye-catching graphics to advertise businesses on vehicles. And, with the fast-paced and mobile lifestyle of people today, it’s now vital for businesses to have a message, logo, and contact information on their vehicle.
The perfect car wrap requires a set of skills and attention to detail that not everyone can pull off. Here are seven secrets to a perfect car wrap that Sudden Impact Auto has perfected over the years.
The Car Wrap Design
Designing a business card can be done by simply getting a template and adding your information. But, designing a car wrap it’s a whole other story. The surface of a car is not flat. The designer must have extensive experience and the right tools such as the latest vehicle templates to create a car wrap design that will fit a specific car properly without having the image or message distorted or sliced into pieces.
Every angle, space, and curve of the vehicle must be taken into consideration when designing a wrap. Ignoring these elements will result in a car wrap design that is not easy on the eyes nor is easy to read and understand. It will also have a negative effect on your company image.
The Quality of Vinyl
There are many high and low-quality vinyl manufacturers out there.
Just like everything else, with car wraps you truly get what you pay for. If you care about the quality and longevity of the wrap, then you want to make sure that the wrap shop is using high-quality vinyl.
Seek out installers that use:
- 3M Vinyl
- Avery Vinyl
- Arlon Vinyl
Quality of Production
If you now have the perfect design and chosen the best material for the job, now it’s time to print the design on the vinyl. Unfortunately, you can’t use an HP or EPSON printer as you would do at home. There is a lot more involved in order to create a sharp and vibrant image when printing a vehicle wrap.
Each manufacturer’s vinyl has its own unique print profile – a code specifically created for that particular vinyl which tells the printer exactly how much ink to lay on the vinyl to get the best results. Many print shops don’t bother with this step and tend to use one profile for all media. This results in dull, over or under saturated images that just don’t look right.
Once the design, the material, and a great print are chosen, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the installation. This is the most time-consuming part of wrapping a vehicle. Prepping your vehicle is when the installer has to go over every inch of your car’s surface as well as under the weather trims, cracks, and fenders to make sure they are 100% clean and wax free with the help of a special solution.
The smallest dirt left behind could result in the vinyl’s adhesive to fail and after a short time, lift off the surface. A small lift will allow water to get under the wrap and eventually cause the entire wrap to fail.
Car Wrapping Facility
It is very important to consider the place where the vinyl will be installed in your car. Will it be indoors or outdoors?
If it’s being installed outdoors, then the results will be terrible. Large and small dust particles will make their way to the surface of your car, and you will immediately notice them through the wrap.
If it’s being wrapped indoors, that’s great, but the facility must be absolutely clean and it must be at the right temperature. High temperatures will cause the vinyl to stretch and low temperatures will cause it to shrink.
So a dedicated installation facility is extremely important to make sure the final outcome of the wrap is perfect.
Car Wrap Installation
This is the most important step of a car wrap. Although the actual installation of the wrap is very difficult, the final trimming of the wrap is even more challenging.
You can have the perfectly installed wrap but if the excess material is not trimmed and tucked properly the final outcome will look terrible.
Trimming the wrap requires a steady hand, a lot of patience and technique. This is what sets an excellent installer apart from a good installer. Making the wrap to look like a paint job is what it’s all about.
Custom Graphics & Car Wraps in Las Vegas
At Sudden Impact Auto, we offer customized car wraps with high-quality prints and colors that are sure to call attention even on the busiest streets.
Add graphic details, striping, whatever you need to personalize your vehicle and make it truly unique or make your work vehicle a driving billboard for your company. We’ll help you design a vehicle wrap that lets the world know your business. Call us today at 702-457-3002 for an estimate!