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Vehicle Wraps are So Simple, It's Scary!

Posted by John Grigoli

Oct 29, 2020 12:15:00 PM

halloween wrapWith today’s modern technology, there are a lot of things that are now so surprisingly easy and fast, it’s frightening. We no longer have to put our bills in envelopes, apply a stamp and put it in the mailbox, and hope it gets to its destination on time before incurring late fees. We can lazily lie on our couch and click a button to change the channel on our TV, turn on our washing machine and start our car… it is kind of scary, yet amazing, how things continue to evolve and change. And wrapping your vehicle is no different. There are a lot of falsehoods out there, but we’re here to set the record straight and show you how truly simple vehicle wraps are.

Vehicle Wraps Really are Simple

Seriously. They’re simple to apply and simple to remove. Once your design is finalized and your car cleaned, it only takes a couple of days to apply a vehicle wrap. As for removal, one of the common misconceptions of vehicle wraps is that they’re difficult to remove. That could not be further from the truth. Vehicle wraps are designed with the purpose of easy application and removal, leaving no residue behind. Just make sure the removal is done by a professional.

ICE wrap

Vehicle Wraps Can Protect the Paint Job

One of the great features of vehicle wraps is that they won’t damage the paint on your car—in fact, a wrap can protect it from the sun and from dirt, rocks and sand damage. The only time it could damage the paint is if the paint is already chipped or damaged beforehand. When it comes time to remove the wrap, it could take up more of the paint around the affected area. So when you bring your vehicle in, before we wrap it, we will conduct a full inspection, noting any damaged areas ahead of time. That way you know the possible outcomes when it comes time to remove the wrap.

Transit Van Wrap

Is Your Vehicle Leased? You Can Still Wrap It!

Between the tax benefits, low payments, and coverage under warranty, many businesses lease the vehicles in their fleet. But that’s no reason not to brand them with a vehicle wrap—if you’ve reviewed your lease agreement carefully. You’ll want to make sure it’s allowed in your agreement—or ask for it upfront. Once you’ve ensured it’s allowed, a vinyl wrap can be applied over the factory paint job without damaging it. Just make sure it’s removed before the warranty is up.

Full wrap

Windows Can be Wrapped—They're See-Through!

During the design phase of creating a vehicle wrap, some business owners are hesitant to include covering windows, concerned about visibility and safety. When it comes to the front of the vehicle, we absolutely agree: The front windshield and the windows directly to the left and right of the driver should not be covered. But the rear windows and rear windshield can be included in your design. The windows will be designed with premium film—that from the outside will continue your design, but are see-through from the inside. We create this same kind of illusion for business store windows as well!

parafill back

Wraps Won’t Break Your Budget

We get it: Budgets are tight these days. But it’s so important for businesses to continue to market and advertise in order to continue to connect with customers. We would be happy to work with your budget—if you can’t afford a full vehicle wrap, we also make partial wraps, vinyl lettering and custom diecut logos for vehicles. We can help you stay within your budget, and help you get your mobile advertisements on the road right away! It's simple to get started--just reach out to us for a free vehicle wrap consultation!

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Topics: Partial vehicle wraps Cleveland,, Vehicle Vinyl Wraps Cleveland, Vehicle Vinyl Graphics Cleveland, Custom vehicle wraps Cleveland, Vehicle graphics, Vehicle Fleet Wraps

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. 

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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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Topics: Partial vehicle wraps Cleveland,, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering Cleveland,, Van Graphics for Contractors Northeast OH, Vehicle Vinyl Wraps Cleveland, Vehicle Vinyl Graphics Cleveland, Custom vehicle wraps Cleveland, Vehicle graphics, Vehicle Fleet Wraps

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

Turn Heads With Cool Truck Graphics in Cleveland!

Posted by John Grigoli

Mar 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Vehicle WrapAll too often small businesses in the Cleveland area pass up the opportunity to advertise their services using their greatest asset: their fleet of delivery vehicles. Many of these businesses may have their name on the truck and maybe a phone number but rarely do they have something that really commands attention. This is where the services of Epic Signs & Graphics come in handy.

Why Advertise with Vehicle Wraps?

Your company work trucks are on the road all day. When you invest in a car wrap with vibrant graphics, you have instant advertising that is directed toward your target demographic. A manufacturer of print vinyl that is often used for wraps, 3M, published a report in which they demonstrated that vehicle wraps far outpace traditional forms of advertising, like radio, television, and newspaper.

3M found it would cost $130,000 in advertising to equal the amount of exposure you get from one vehicle wrap. Best of all, you are reaching exactly who you want, whereas with those other forms of advertising, you will likely waste money marketing to people outside of your service area.

Types of Wraps

Pick Up Truck WrapWith wraps you can apply various amounts of material on vehicles that will combine the best budget with the simplest message so you maximize your ad dollars.

  • Full Vehicle Wraps – Just as the name implies, the entire vehicle is wrapped except the roof. These are by far the most popular and the most attention grabbing. Usually, for less than the cost of getting a paint job, you can completely cover vehicles of any size with a wrap.
  • Partial Vehicle Wraps – Many people are under the assumption that all vehicle wraps must completely cover the car. This is not true! Like in the above example, partial vehicle wraps can be eye catching and helps save on a budget.
  • Vinyl vehicle lettering – This is generally the most affordable option. It works great for getting your message out there or for advertising your website.

Food Trucks Can Also Benefit from Vehicle Wraps

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular throughout Cleveland and they benefit from graphics because they depend so heavily upon being recognizable. Whether your food truck is in one location and more stationary or it is always changing spots, you can benefit from printed and die cut graphics.Work Truck Lettering

The perfect time for attracting new customers is when your food truck is in transit. With sharp graphics displaying your food options, you can pique fellow drivers’ interest. And, with a large QR code on the side of your truck, people can simply scan your graphic with a smartphone and see where you will be next.

There are essentially no limits to the vehicle wraps the design team at Epic Signs & Graphics can create for you. With our wide format printers and state of the art software, we can turn your vision into a reality. Find out for yourself by giving us a call or dropping us an email today.

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Image credits: James Brains / sashafatcat / Phillip Pessar
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Topics: Epic Signs and Graphics in Ohio, Food Truck Vehicle Wraps,, Food Delivery Vehicle Vinyl Lettering,, Vehicle Vinyl Wraps Cleveland, Custom vehicle wraps Cleveland, Work Truck Graphics

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