5 Answers To The Most Commonly Asked Vehicle Graphic Questions
Vehicle graphics command a lot of attention on the road and act as a great advertising tool for businesses and organizations. Before getting started, you may have some questions about car decals and graphics. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions:
1. What Are Vehicle Graphics?
Custom vehicle graphics and car decals are thin sheets of vinyl that adhere to surfaces on cars, trucks, trailers, buses, boats and more. Often printed in vibrant colors and showcasing eye-catching graphics, they come in several different types:
- Vinyl lettering
- Decals of company logos or graphics
- Partial wraps covering up to 75 percent of a vehicle’s surface
- Full vehicle wraps
- Window graphics (for side and rear windows) on perforated vinyl allowing the driver to see out and showcase a custom design to those outside of the vehicle
2. How Do You Print Vinyl Decals?
Once your vehicle wrap design is finalized, it’s printed on thin sheets of vinyl. A vinyl decal is coated with an adhesive on one side and backed with a paper liner that's removed at the time of installation.
3. How Do You Apply Custom Car Decals?
The application process for vehicle lettering and graphics is best left to experienced pros. Careful cutting and fitting are required, and the adhesive backing sticks very securely once applied.
In the hands of application specialists, vehicle graphics look great. The vinyl material doesn’t shrink, which allows installers to go over complex curves on cars and trucks with the assurance of excellent adhesion without distortion.
4. How Much Do Vehicle Graphics Cost?
The price depends on a few variables including the square footage of the vehicle, how flat or curvy the vehicle is, material choice and coverage area. But, as a very rough guide, know that:
- Vinyl letters and decals begin at about $200
- Partial vehicle wraps begin at about $1,000
- Full vehicle wraps start off at around $1,800
These are only approximate prices and vary based on your location and vehicle specs. Contact Signs By Tomorrow to receive a more precise quote.
5. What Are the Benefits?
Vehicle graphics are an incredibly powerful and remarkably affordable advertising medium — delivering thousands of consumer impressions at a lower cost than alternatives.
Another plus? Unlike a custom painted graphic, car decals are easily removable when it’s time to take your vehicle out of service. Plus, the vinyl actually protects the vehicle’s original finish so it’s practically as good as new!
Want To Learn More?
Are you ready to learn more about vehicle graphics, or do you know exactly what you’re looking for? We are here to help! Signs By Tomorrow can help design the right graphics and custom signage solutions for your business needs. Contact our team today to get started!