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Car Wraps 101: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by John Grigoli

Aug 27, 2020 12:45:00 PM

After a few years, vehicles often need a refresh. Sometimes, a business vehicle needs a fresh look to draw in new business. Other times, the paint on a vehicle has started to chip (caused by things like weather, sand, rocks, moisture, even bird droppings). However, a new paint job is not only expensive, but it could damage the resale value and it takes, on average, a week to complete—sometimes up to three depending on the vehicle size. If you’ve been putting off getting that new paintwork, car wraps are a fast, inexpensive solution! Here are the basics you need to know about wrapping your car.


What is Vinyl Wrap?

A vinyl car wrap is a thin, adhesive film that is applied over the paint of your car. But what’s great about this is it’s not just a decal that covers one area—it can literally wrap around your entire vehicle—and it allows you to change the car’s appearance temporarily, keeping the paint underneath protected.

Transit Van Wrap


Why Vinyl Vehicle Wraps?

There are many benefits to wrapping your car in vinyl. As stated earlier, it protects the paint underneath. It’s also easily removable, customizable, low cost and quick to apply. Wraps also require little maintenance and are highly durable. And it fits like a glove! When we create the wrap together with you, it is custom made to fit your vehicle, working with the locations of the doors, windows and lights to have maximum impact. 

For business vehicles and fleets, a wrap is a great way to advertise your services 24/7. Think about this:

  • Americans drive an average of 29 miles per day. That's a big window of undistracted opportunity to get in front of potential customers.
  • Individual vehicle advertising generates between 30,000-70,000 daily vehicular impressions.
  • Color improves brand recognition by 80%. A well designed wrap is going to stick in prospects minds. 

corvette angled


What are the Options with Vinyl Wrap?

But the best part about vinyl car wraps are all the options!

  • Digital Print: Any kind of graphic design can be wrapped around your vehicle with cutting edge digital printing.
  • Matte: Matte is a popular choice, especially in black. Though it is often used for personal vehicles in lieu of a costly paint job, a matte look almost always grabs the attention of onlookers.
  • Color Change: Sometimes we just need a color change. By using a vinyl wrap in a solid, new color, you can the change your car’s color at a fraction of the price of a paint job, plus you can remove the vinyl at any time if you want to change the color back.
  • Carbon Fiber: Ideal for cars in the motor vehicle industry, a textured vinyl wrap can give your vehicle a luxury, high-end feel. It can be applied to the exterior, or just to the gear shift or dashboard on the interior.
  • Fluorescent: Thanks to state-of-the-art design techniques, you can make your ride really stand out, even glow in the dark! It can look great when used for racing (as shown below), for safety purposes or even as just as decal.

Racing car wrap


Epic Signs & Graphics will work together with you to ensure you are pleased with the end result. Custom vehicle wraps truly are a great way to market your business and/or give your car the facelift it needs at a fraction of the cost and will last for years. Contact Epic Signs & Graphics today for a free estimate!

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What Cleveland Companies Benefit Most From Vinyl Wraps and Graphics?

Posted by John Grigoli

Sep 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Vinyl wraps and graphics ClevelandWhether you get it for your company or your hobby, vinyl vehicle wraps for Cleveland are a good way to show what you are passionate about. With new car wraps, you can start conversations, get new clients, and attract attention. Without the need for an expensive paint job, many car hobbyists have gone with full vehicle wraps to completely change the look of their cars. Car wraps are ideal for car enthusiasts, whether it is a full wrap to give the car a new look and protect it or a partial wrap with a cool looking design or flames.

Businesses Are the Big Winners with Vinyl Wraps and Graphics

Businesses are most likely to reap the benefits of vehicle wraps in Cleveland. You can use your car to begin a conversation with a potential client wherever you go. One terrific way to get the attention of those around you is by driving through the city and pulling up to a business meeting in an expertly wrapped vehicle advertising your enterprise.

Vehicle vinyl wraps ClevelandAdvertising businesses is the number one use for vehicle wraps. Anywhere you drive with a wrapped car can lead to a connection that will win you more sales down the road or present you with a sales opportunity. For example, let’s say you take your wrapped car for a Saturday afternoon drive to lunch. Your wrap may spur a conversation with another restaurant patron, and you may soon have a new client, or he may pass your name along to a friend who is in need of your product or service.

Any Enterprise Can Benefit from Vehicle Wraps

Vehicle wraps are beneficial to tradesmen. They can be used to advertise any business, including:

  • Florists
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Karaoke Rentals
  • Contractors
  • Exterminators
  • Chiropractors
  • Restaurants
  • Rental Companies
  • And so on

If the trailer of a tradesman is wrapped, then visibility is increased exponentially. Essentially, the main candidates for wraps are any business or individual who wants to promote themselves and what they do.

Vehicle Vinyl Graphics Cleveland

Some of our biggest clients are companies that offer delivery services. For example, when pizza delivery drivers are on the road   in a fully wrapped vehicle, drivers will pay attention at a time when they are thinking about, “What should I have for dinner tonight?” It is hard to get such targeted advertising for so cheap. One local company even has their delivery car wrapped to look   just like a delicious hamburger. When customers call in to order food, they often reference being influenced by the “burger car.”

If you have read anything about vehicle wraps, you will know that they are referred to as rolling, or mobile, billboards. This is not   just hyperbole. Vehicle wraps have graphics that are just as vibrant if not more so than billboards, except wraps are at eye level   where people are looking, not up in the sky.

Epic Signs & Graphics has been creating top quality vehicle wraps for many years now. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Topics: Car Decals Cleveland, Vehicle Vinyl Wraps Cleveland, Vehicle Vinyl Graphics Cleveland

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