What is a vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap is a digitally-printed, self-adhesive, vinyl material that covers (or “wraps”) your vehicle and provides the added benefit of protecting the vehicle’s paint. A design is either executed as a full wrap or a partial wrap.
But will it damage the vehicle’s paint?
Nope! When a wrap is professionally installed, it actually protects the vehicle’s original paint from minor scratches, UV exposure, sand, dust, bugs, and more. Obviously, a full wrap will offer more protection than a partial — it’s like a second skin for your vehicle!
Do you help design the vehicle wrap?
Absolutely! We can design anything from partial to full wraps, as big as large trucks or RV’s down to motorcycles and even helmets. We can either start from scratch or we can work with a design you already have. Either way, our goal is to deliver you the best-designed wrap possible and make sure your vehicle stands out from the crowd.
How long does a vehicle wrap last?
A wrap can last from three to five years (or longer!) and all of our materials are of the highest quality. We use American-made 3M and Avery products.
How do I take care of the vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap from WBC Graphics is an excellent investment and definitely worth a little extra maintenance to maximize its life and effectiveness. Hand washing is your best bet for taking care of your wrap. High-pressure washers and hard chemicals should be avoided. Although there haven’t been any reported problems with automatic car washes, we still think it’s best to avoid them.
Can the wrap be removed?
Of course! The wrap materials are manufactured with an adhesive that is easily removable. When you’re ready to return your vehicle to its natural state, you can either remove the wrap yourself or give WBC Graphics a call and we can remove it for you.
What about paint protection?
Vehicle wraps protect paint work against sun damage, minor abrasions and small stone chips. The vinyl can also be removed after the promotion, or vehicle turnover, leaving the original paint work in the same condition it was before it was covered.
Can you see through the vinyl applied to windows?
Yep, and there’s no wizardry involved. We use window perforation film — or “window perf” — which is vinyl that has been perforated with multiple small holes. This allows you to see from inside the vehicle and offers visibility similar to regular window tint. Our window perf. is laminated with an optical focus film that keeps dirt and water from building up in the perforation and allows water to run freely for better visibility.
How much do vehicle wraps cost?
There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of a wrap: type of vehicles, full or partial coverage, and how much actual design work is required. For example, a Beetle or a Hummer are more expensive than a boxy Ford van because of the amount of curved surfaces (the Beetle) and wide arrays of surface obstacles (the Hummer’s vents, latches, etc.)
Ballpark: Full car wraps are usually in the $2,000 – $3,000 range. Larger vans are in the neighborhood of $3,000 – $5,000.
Give us a call or shoot us an email with your project details and we can usually get you an estimate within an hour two.
Why should I consider a vehicle wrap to market my product or business?
For a small initial investment, a vehicle wrap will reach thousands of potential clients every single day for years. A wrap can turn your vehicle into a rolling advertisement, potentially generating millions of impressions per year. Even when parked, your vehicle wrap communicates your message 24 hours a day. The more strategic you are with your vehicle (commuting, deliveries, driving and parking in areas with high-visibility) the more effective your wrap will be. Best of all, you don’t have to share space with other advertisers like you would in a promotional or direct mailer or on rotating billboards!
How can I justify spending thousands on a wrap?
Let’s say a $3,000 wrap reaches an average of 5,000 people per day. Over the course of an average year, you will have spent the equivalent of $1.65 a day to create over 9 million impressions! Marketing experts will tell you this is a very cost-effective way to broadcast your message to a massive amount of people. It would be difficult to find more effective ways of reaching more potential clients for less money.