Vinyl cut graphics are fast, affordable, and effective marketing tools that help business owners spread their message locally.
Today’s post share answers to the top 10 questions our sign experts receive on a regular basis. Whether you’ve considered buying vinyl cut graphics for your company, or are a sign maker researching a potential new product line, Signworld’s got you covered.
- How long does a vinyl cut vehicle wrap take from start to finish?
Most sign shops operate within a two week turnaround time. The first week is used to create the design and get the artwork approved, while the second week is dedicated to the vinyl’s production and installation.
Turnaround time with vary depend on the size and complexity of your order, as well as the materials you choose.
- What do vinyl vehicle wraps cost?
On average, wraps will range from $2000 to $4500, depending on the size and complexity of the job. For full pricing information, please visit http://www.signworld.org.
- How are vehicle wraps applied?
Our installation staff apply a pressure-sensitive media directly to the vehicle. Next, the mold is heated, and squeegees are used to shape the wrap against your vehicle’s contours.
- What can I wrap?
Signworld produces wraps for cars, trucks, boats, trailers, helicopters, and low-speed planes in-house.
- How long will you need my vehicle?
For many small business owners, personal cars double as promo vehicles, which makes speed very important with wrap jobs. At Signworld, we offer same-day installations, though you should plan to be without your vehicle for most of the day.
- Does the wrapping process damage the vehicle in any way?
No! The only explanations for vehicle damage during wrap installation or removal are low quality materials or inexperienced installers.
- Do wraps come with warranties?
Yes. Any reputable sign shop will extend a warranty ranging from 1 to 5 years depending on the quality of vinyl you choose.
- Can I wash my wrapped vehicle? Should I?
Vinyl wraps can and should be washed, though some common sense care is required. Do not use a pressure washer near any edges or seams, and avoid buffing or waxing any wrapped area.
- Are there advantages to vinyl cut graphics over hand painted graphics?
After it was released, colored vinyl naturally began to replace hand painted graphics because it was cheaper, faster, and more consistent. Since vinyl cut graphics use design software, this option also lets the client weigh in and make changes before committing to the layout, resulting in a streamlined design process.
That said, some hand-painted graphics convey a certain rustic, grassroots, non-industrial aesthetic that certain businesses may find desirable.
At the end of the day, it’s up to the individual to assess the pros and cons of each option and decide which works best for their needs. Bring any questions you may have to your free Signworld consultation.
How long do vinyl cut graphics last?
Vinyl cut graphics are some of the most durable signage options available. When applied correctly, properly maintained, and sheltered from prolonged exposure to sun and hostile weather conditions, a high quality vinyl can last for decades.
If you’re looking for the longest possible lifespan, we recommend cast vinyl. Set on a casting sheet in a relaxed state, cast vinyl has incredible dimensional stability, and is widely considered to be the toughest vinyl option available. Cast vinyl is now standard for fleets and recreational vehicles.
Wrapping Up on Vinyl Cut Signs
On behalf of the Signworld team, we hope this FAQ has been of use. Please visit http://www.signworld.org for more information, or to begin the graphic design process with a member of our team!