All You Need To Know About Vehicle Signage

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Vehicle Signage

Vehicle or car wrap advertising is a modern version of a billboard logo or a custom paint job on a car, truck or van that is used to advertise a business. The advert is printed on a special vinyl sheet and applied to the truck or car using a special adhesive. The graphics are usually in full color, allowing the car or truck to act as a mobile billboard.

Vehicle wraps are very versatile and can be used on any vehicle make or model regardless of size or shape. While they can be installed easily on large flat surfaces, curved surfaces do not pose much of a challenge. This type of advertising can be used on trains, buses, trucks, vans and cars.

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Vehicle Signage

Vehicle advertising was first used around the same time when automobiles were invented. Initially, advertising billboards were fixed on stage coaches, in principle, this was the first mobile advertising in the world.

In the last few years, modern printing techniques have opened up a whole new world of vehicle signage. It is now possible to use vinyl wraps on trade show booths and shop windows.

Advertising companies are now paying people to drive their own cars. Car owners can earn hundreds of dollars by simply driving a vinyl wrapped vehicle. This marketing strategy is currently over-rated, but can be more effective if a unique vehicle like a hammer is used.

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Installing Vinyl Wrap

Installation of vinyl wrap can be done on a dry surface or using water. The key to having a properly installed vinyl wrap lies in cleaning the surface properly. In most cases, the vehicle is cleaned with alcohol and application of the wrap is done indoors where dust is minimal.

Installation of the wrap must be done slowly to ensure that all the air is removed and no wrinkles are formed. After installing the separate sections of the vinyl wrap on all the major parts of the vehicle, you can use a sharp knife to cut the wrap in areas like the grill of the car and door handles.

The best results can be obtained when two people do the installation as opposed to just one, especially when the pieces of vinyl wraps are very large in size. Once the wrap has been attached to the vehicle, you should ensure that door handles and mirrors are not covered. An important point to note is that if you do not know how to install the vinyl wrap, you may want to consider hiring someone else to do the job for you to prevent loses.

Trucks require vinyl wraps that are very large in size, but any vehicle size can be used for this type of advertising. Transparent vinyl wraps can be applied to the back and side windows of passenger vehicles to avoid blocking their view. Obviously, you should not even try to install graphics or decals over the windscreen of a vehicle.
Car Wrap Advertising

As the cost of printing continue to drop and graphics continue to improve, vehicle signage will continue to increase in popularity. Car advertising can be a very effective for small business marketing and is a cheaper alternative to billboard advertising. Apart from advertising a business, vinyl wrap will also protect the paint job of a vehicle from fading, stone damage and scratches.

Companies can also apply vinyl wraps on leased trucks and trains so that they can have the logo and signature colors of the company on leased automobiles without necessarily having to spend a lot of money on paint jobs at the start and at the end of the lease. There are also different types of vehicle wraps depending on whether the makeover is required for a short campaign or for a long term marketing campaign.

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