Let’s imagine an advertising board that is moving around the city, popping up here and there. This is your company car. The size, square area and the number of colours of the car wrap is virtually unlimited, ranging from just a telephone number to a complete wrap, covering the entire surface of the vehicle, and imitation of aerography.
There are three types of car wraps.
They are usually used in small projects e.g. to advertise a telephone number or a website address, or to simply put few stripes on car’s body to give it a “performance” look. Most often a special “vehicle” film, series 50, manufactured by 3M is used. Different colours are available and you can view the whole range in our office. In case several colours are used in the dummy, then the wrap is assembled together using these colours. However, if more than three colours are used, we recommend reading the next chapter that describes the other type of car wrap.
These are used for any vehicle graphics consisting of three or more colours, or gradient colours. It is the only way of arty-crafty wrapping, which is used to imitate aerography. However, unlike aerography, there is no need to protect the film, since it protects the paint itself, by acting as a buffer between road debris and car body.
The photo print is applied to the film using eco solvent ink (which differs from other inks, because it under reacts with the material, thereby damage to the film and the glue is avoided). That is why the film is covered by an additional layer of special laminate designed for vehicles, which prevents damaging effects of chemicals (e.g. during car wash), UV rays (which cause discolouring of the graphics) and flying road debris striking the car.
This means either cutting out a part of photo printed graphics, so that a full-colour image stands out from car’s body colour (or windows), or extra elements, cut out from coloured vinyl films using a plotter, are added to the print. Very often those elements are cut out from a reflecting material, which will make your car more eye-catching in the dark.