Not All Wraps are Created Equal.
Here’s the deal: there are a lot of crappy wraps out there. We feel like it’s our job to help educate our community about wraps, and that in doing so people will stop accepting badly designed, poorly installed and cheap quality wraps as “industry standard” and start demanding quality vehicle wraps.
So, whether you’re on the market for a wrap, already have one or just want to add “wrap connoisseur” to your resume, we’re honored to have the opportunity to teach you more about our industry.
From custom racing stripes to commercial fleet lettering, vinyl vehicle graphics have long been a mainstay of the digital graphics industry. As more aspiring young sign makers get into the market, the challenges of vehicle graphics generate lots of questions.
Questions about the best choice of vinyl, surface preparation, and application methods can be more than a little confusing. Do you have to use cast vinyl? What kind of cleaning is required? What are the best markets to pursue?
When quoting vehicle wraps, it’s important to realize that, due to the degree of difficulty, this is a category that often gets compartmentalized. In other words, not everyone who sells wraps actually installs them. So if you’re competing for a wrap job and the other quote seems low, make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. The competitor may only be quoting installation. Some shops do the full project, from design to installation, but many do only the design work, or only install wraps that are designed and printed elsewhere.
Success in business requires repeat customers. Repeat business require customer satisfaction. For vehicle wrap installers, customer satisfaction depends on how the wrap looks a few weeks or months after installation. Unfortunately, that depends largely on how your customer takes care of the vehicle. So the success of your wrap business depends not only on creating
Square Footage of Vehicle
Complexity of Vehicle
Material Used For Wrapping
Window and Roof Coverage
One of the most important considerations for a potential vehicle wrap owner is how much does a vehicle wrap cost!!
HOW MUCH DOES A VEHICLE WRAP COST?
1. Square Footage of Vehicle
Vehicle wrap prices are primarily based on the amount of square footage of material needed to wrap a vehicle. Because of this, a larger vehicle like a cargo van or a box truck will cost more than something smaller, like a compact car. This is also the reason that full vehicle wraps are more expensive than partial wraps.
2. Complexity of Vehicle
Some vehicles are more physically complex and detailed than others, which means that our installers will require extra time to make sure that your wrap is properly installed. A vehicle that is particularly curvy, like a Volkswagen Beetle, will take more time than a vehicle that is made up of simple flat surfaces, like a box truck or trailer.
3. Material Used For Wrapping
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4. Window and Roof Coverage
An important consideration for your vehicle wrap is whether or not you will be covering the windows and roof of your vehicle. Leaving your windows and roof blank will cut down on the available space for your vehicle graphics, but it can also reduce the square footage of material used and cut costs.
Designing a vehicle wrap is unlike any other type of graphic design project. You have to have an intimate understanding of the wrap production and installation process in order to successfully design wraps. You need to be able to think about how the wrap will install on the vehicle, where the natural seams will be, where the optimal places are to put text, what areas text shouldn’t be placed, how much contrast is needed for the text to be visible, etc.
Moreover, vehicle wraps need to be designed on to-scale sized three dimensional renderings of the specific vehicle to which the graphics will be applied. Shops that are using line-drawings or “outlines” of your vehicle to proof artwork should not be taken seriously. How can they account for the contours and curves of your vehicle with a 2D line drawing? How will they know exactly where your car’s side molding is placed compared to that of a similar make/model vehicle?
6. Vehicle Wrap Price Range
we break down our vehicle wraps into three price categories. The prices below illustrate a range, and are of course subject to all of the variables that we mentioned above.
Vehicle Graphics start at $500
Partial Vehicle Wraps start at $1,000
Full Vehicle Wraps start at $1,800
7. PRICES BASED ON:SQUARE FOOTAGE OF VEHICLE, COMPLEXITY OF VEHICLE,
MATERIAL USED FOR WRAPPING, WINDOW AND ROOF COVERAGE, DESIGN.
full size van wrap driver side
full size van full wrap PASSENGER side
FULL SIZE VAN FULL WRAP FRONT AND BACK SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN FULL WRAP ROOF SIDE
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FULL SIZE VAN 3/4 WRAP driver side
FULL SIZE VAN 3/4 WRAP FRONT AND BACK SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 3/4 WRAP PASSENGER SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 3/4 WRAP ROOF SIDE
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full size van 1/8 wrap driver side
FULL SIZE VAN 1/8 WRAP PASSENGER SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 1/8 WRAP FRONT AND BACK SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 1/8 WRAP ROOF SIDE
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full size van 1/2 wrap driver side
FULL SIZE VAN 1/2 WRAP PASSENGER SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 1/2 WRAP FRONT AND BACK SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN 1/2 WRAP ROOF SIDE
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full size van DECAL wrap driver side
FULL SIZE VAN DECAL WRAP PASSENGER SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN DECAL WRAP FRONT AND BACK SIDE
FULL SIZE VAN DECAL WRAP ROOF SIDE
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One of the most effective testimonial “styles” is the customer story.
Douglas is very nice to spend extra hours on Friday night to finish my new BMW , his work is very reliable and professional. Price is very reasonable, I will definitely recommend this shop for my friends!
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