What is a vehicle wrap?

Vehicle wraps can take many shapes, colors and sizes. A full wrap covers  the entire surface of the car or vehicle. A partial wrap from Graphic Creations covers only a specific portion of the vehicle and uses the  vehicle’s paint scheme as the backdrop for the full design. Vehicle  wraps are done with vinyl materials (think of it as a large decal) that  conform to the shape of your vehicle. They can be done in solid colors  as “paint replacement” or can have digitally printed designs on the  vinyl to really make your vehicle stand out. 

How effective are vehicle wraps as a form of advertising?

Here's a quick comparison of typical advertising mediums to see how wraps compare:

  • Radio attracts 900,000 listeners in six weeks with 10 to 12 30-second spots.
  • Value  Pak mailings offer a reach of 600,000 with 100,000 addresses per drop  and your client is just one of many advertisers included in the packet.
  • Direct mail reaches 20,000 names with one postcard mailer.
  • Seven city buses get 600,000 impressions in two months.
  • Billboards receive 700,000 impressions in one month.
  • An ad in the yellow pages can cost up to $15,000 per year—with your competitors listed right there next to your ad.
  • The same is true for pay-per-click advertising—at an even higher cost per month.
  • Car or vehicle wraps have the potential to garner thousands of impressions each day, they last up 3-7 years and cost, on average, between $2-4k for a standard vehicle.

Does a wrap affect the paint on my car?

We wrap with Avery Dennison and 3M car wrap materials (unless otherwise  requested) which are formulated with removable adhesive that does not  harm your car's paint. In fact, the vinyl will actually protect your  paint. If high-quality materials are used and the vinyl is installed correctly (without the use of adhesive promoters), your paint will look  just the same as it did the day your wrap was put on. This leads to higher resale costs in the future, and a longer life for your vehicle's surface in general. Of course, you still must care for your wrap just  like you would your paint.  Find out about wrap care on our wrap care page.

How long does a vehicle wrap last?

A wrap that is taken care of well can last up to seven years. However,  most people either want to change up their graphics/color or, due to  lack of cleaning or care, see fading or cracking before the seventh  year. In our experience, we expect a lifetime of about 5-7 years for  color change films (Avery Dennison, 3M, etc) and about 5 years for  digitally printed wraps. 

Does the current color of my car affect wrapping?

 No, a car wrap is not translucent; you cannot see through it. 

It looks like there are graphics on the windows, will I still be able to see through the windows?

Yes the window graphics are printed on a perforated vinyl that allows you to see through the rear and side rear windows.

Can you wrap the front side windows?

No, state laws prohibit the use of wraps on driver and passenger side windows, as well as the windshield.

Can you wrap the roof?

On  most automobiles the roof is included. Generally roofs are not wrapped on vans, trucks or SUVs unless it is requested by the customer.

Can you wrap a fiberglass or chrome bumper?

A  painted plastic bumper can be wrapped without any problems. In the case  of fiber-glass or chrome bumpers, application of vinyl on these areas  are not recommended or guaranteed to adhere for the duration of the life  of the wrap.

Can you wrap trailers, trucks, vans, and SUV's?

Absolutely! If it rolls or floats, we can wrap it! We also install graphics and textured vinyls on walls and windows. Visit our pages to see some past project examples.

What if I plan to change my company logo or phone number in the future?

Not  a problem. We can print and install graphic overlays, so that  information may be removed or replaced if you need to change or update  your car wrap.

Is the design of my wrap included in the quote?

Yes.  Your Car Wrap City quote includes everything - design, print,  lamination and installation. The only thing we add to the quote will be  tax if you are not tax exempt.