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How Vehicle Vinyl Wraps are Made

How Vehicle Vinyl Wraps are Made

A high-quality vinyl wrap design might look, at first glance, like the car’s original paint job. Tight-fitting, sleek, and perfectly shaped to the contour of your vehicle, this method of advertising from your vehicle is superbly effective towards your business marketing efforts.

Initial Design

The first step in the creation of stunning new vinyl wraps for a vehicle is to come up with a catchy design. The design includes all of the core elements, such as colours, font, text, graphics, and brand-specific messaging, like a logo, slogan, or contact details.

However, designing vinyl wraps is a little different from everyday graphic design. Due to the contours of the wrap, various sections should be designed carefully using templates or by using our custom design tool.

Another attractive option is to give your logo and design idea to a professional graphic design team such as Go Graphics and let us do the work. We’ll work closely with your business to ensure that the design comes out just as you envisaged it.

Vinyl Wrap Printing

Once the design has been submitted and approved, specialised tools are used to print and cut the vinyl wrap sections for your vehicle. This is done using high-quality vinyl and latex ink to create durable, long-lasting vinyl sections that can then be applied to the vehicle.

Vinyl Lamination

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to vinyl wraps is the quality of the vinyl itself. Poorly made vinyl isn’t worth your time or money, which is why high-quality vinyl sections are laminated, in order to provide additional resistance against scuffs and scratches that may occur over the years.

A good vinyl wrap should last years, not months or weeks, so make sure you’re working with professionals that use only the highest quality materials for your vehicle. The upside is that a robust, high-quality vinyl product will adhere to the vehicle properly and protect the original coat of paint underneath, whilst simultaneously lasting for years with minimal fading.

Vinyl Wrap Application

Now that all of the vinyl wrap segments have been designed, printed, and laminated, it’s time to get to work applying the vinyl directly to the vehicle. Before commencing work, it’s important that your vehicle is fully cleaned and any soil or dirt is removed, so that the vinyl can adhere perfectly to the vehicle’s contours. Our team will wash your vehicle and allow it to fully dry before getting to work.

In terms of application, technicians will normally apply a blowtorch to stretch out the vinyl segments and make them more malleable. The vinyl is then stretched across each desired section and flattened out. Squeegees and specialised tools are used to then work out any bubbles and smooth out the vinyl. This is done for each section until the car is fully wrapped.

The process is quite satisfying to watch, and you can see an example of how it’s done right here. Note that the process is fairly similar for most shops that perform vinyl wraps, but the use of high-quality tools and materials, as well as years of experience, can easily set apart an apprentice from a master.

Go Graphics

Choose Go Graphics for your vehicle vinyl wraps and let your business advertise itself wherever you go.

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