Vehicle Wraps FAQ
20 Vehicle Wrap Questions Answered, and Myths Busted – A Vehicle Wrap FAQ
- 1. What is a vehicle wrap? Is it paint?
- 2. Is the vinyl wrap film protected?
- 3. How is a vehicle wrap different than paint?
- 4. Will it harm my vehicle surface?
- 5. How should I care for my vehicle wrap?
- 6. Are vehicle wraps expensive?
- 7. What if I do not have a design in mind?
- 8. How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?
- 9. How do you handle wrapping windows?
- 10. What size vehicles can you wrap?
- 11. How cost effective are vehicle wraps?
- 12. How long with the vehicle wrap last?
- 13. What are the artwork requirements if I have a designer
of my choice create the wrap?
- 14. Can I take my wrapped car through a car wash?
- 15. What if my logo, or contact information changes in the
- 16. What if I get a dent, ding, or scrape in my vehice? Can
it be fixed?
- 17. Is metal the only thing that is wrappable? What about
my bumpers and fiberglass hood?
- 18. Can I add NHWraps.com somewhere into the wrap and get
- 19. Will the wrap peel or fade?
- 20. What are the other services that NHWraps.com provides?
A vehicle wrap is the application of a high performance; large-format, digitally printed vinyl that adheres to your vehicle’s painted surface. What this means is that you can put virtually any photo or design that you would like on the side of your vehicle.
Yes, absolutely. We laminate each print. This provides durability from scratches, as well as UV protection from the sun’s rays.
Paint is permanent. Vehicle Wraps actually protect your cars painted surface, and can be removed when it comes time to trade-in, or sell your car. In addition to being wrap installation professionals, we are also capable of striping your vehicle, should the need arise.
A vehicle wrap also protects your paint from the harmful effects of mother nature. In addition to UV protection, the vehicle wrap will stop chips, scratches, acid-rain and more, and since the vehicle wrap is not permanent, your paint will look just as pristine as it did the day you dropped your car off to be wrapped. The benefits are two-fold, your will be adding resale value to your vehicle, all while promoting your business.
Mild soap and water will do fine. We do recommend that the vehicle is washed regularly, as road grime can cause vehicle wrap fatigue and negate the vinyl manufacturers warranty.
Compared to other options for advertisement, vehicle wraps offer you the most exposure for the least amount of money. It has been said that over the course of a year, if you live in a city of 50,000, your vehicle wrap will receive 8.3 million impressions.
On average a small-mid sized car, such as a Yaris will cost $2000 to print and install, A mid-sized car will cost approximately $2500, and an SUV or Truck would be between $3000-$3500. Please keep in mind that this does not include design fees. Compared to radio, or television advertisement, the impressions to cost ratio is significantly lower.
This is something we come across on a regular basis. Not only are we wrap installers, but we are graphic and web design professionals. We actually recommend having our team design your wrap, as we are familiar with your vehicles intricacies that a regular graphic designer may not be aware of, such as body molding placement, gas tank door location and more.
The short answer is 2 weeks, however we make every effort to keep our clients happy, so if your needs are a bit more demanding, we are confident that we can meet your stricter requirements. In general it takes a week to flush out the design phase, a few days to print the graphics, and 2 days to install the wrap.
Each case is specific to the design of the car, and the wishes of the client. We always wrap the back windows with a perforated vinyl that is 50% holes, and 50% vinyl. This offers you the ability to see out the back window, while adding privacy from people trying to look in. The side windows are typically wrapped with the same perforated vinyl, but may also be wrapped in the typical vehicle wrap vinyl to suit the needs of the client.
The answer to that is simple, we can wrap any vehicle. We are wrap professionals, we can wrap something as small as a sub-compact and motorcycle, all the way up to a bus, plane, train or monster truck or building. That is the beauty of auto wraps, the sky is the limit.
Studies conducted state that in a city of 50,000, a business with a vehicle wrap will get approximately 8.3 million impressions. Since an average vehicle wrap costs $3000, that is a significantly large impression to low cost ratio.
NHWraps.com uses a high performance vinyl, with a manufacturers warranty of up to 7 years under normal weather conditions. That being said, as long as you keep up with washing your wrap (just as you should your vehicles painted surface), the wrap should last a minimum of 7 years. This includes cracks, peels and fading.
While NHWraps.com recommends having our highly skilled design team create the artwork for your wrap, we have also worked with designers in the past to produce vehicle wraps that demand attention. We are familiar with a vehicles intricacies (such as gas tank door, molding placement and more) and design our wraps accordingly.
Here are is a list of files that we are able to accept
• .eps – most vector data is acceptable, provided all artwork is converted to curves (Corel), or outlines (Illustrator). Illustrator artwork must be saved backwards to Illustrator CS
• .tif, .psd, .jpg – these bitmap/raster files must be a the exact dimensions of the vehicle and cannot have a resolution lower than 72dpi. We prefer to have a layered .psd file with the text layers rasterized.
Please note, we are also able to provide a template of your vehicles exact dimensions to your designer. This is highly recommended by NHWraps, as this helps to streamline the vehicle wrap design process, and eliminate some of the problems associated with vehicle wrap design.
For more information regarding artwork submission requirements, please contact us at 603-224-7446, or email us at email@example.com
You can take your wrapped car through a car wash, we recommend this, as your vehicle needs to stay clean so that road grime and debris does not contaminate the vehicle wrap. We do not however suggest using a pressure washer, as this could possibly lift the edges on a vehicle wrap and present areas of failure later on down the road.
Since all of your artwork is saved on our computers, we are easily able to make a patch to your existing vehicle wrap. This happens on a regular basis as well, and the process is typically very easy to remedy.
Depending on the amount of damage your vehicle endures depends on the ability of our wrap professionals to fix the surface. Typically most dents and dings can be fixed with minimal amounts of work. Since we save all of your files on our computers, we are able to print and produce patchwork of any size.
NH Wraps can wrap just about anything, so no need to worry about various materials not being able to accept our wrap material. As stated above, we are able to wrap anything from a sub-compact, or motorcycle, to a plane, or building.. Most wraps include the bumpers, and sometimes the roofs of vehicles, depending on the vehicles standing height.
While our wraps include a small tagline somewhere on the vehicle, just as you are, we are always looking for more exposure. If you are interested in placing NHWraps.com somewhere into the vehicles wrap design, we are more than willing to compensate you for this generosity. Feel free to speak with us to see how we can work together to create more business for each other.
Since we laminate each of our prints, your wrap, and vehicles paint is protected from the damaging effect of UV rays. The vinyl manufacturer recommends a 7 year warranty on all of our vehicle wraps, and we proudly stand behind these warranties.
Since NHWraps.com is a division of AdvantageSigns.net, we offer above and beyond what most sign shops offer. In addition to vehicle wraps, we also offer carved signs, ada signs, donor recognition plaques, banners, and even web design. For more information about any of our services, please give us a call at 603-224-7446, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in NHWraps.com, we look forward to creating your next project.