Vehicle Wrap FAQs
Are you considering a vehicle wrap for one or more of the cars, vans, trucks, buses or trailers in your company fleet? If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about vehicle wraps and vehicle graphics.
WILL A VEHICLE WRAP DAMAGE THE PAINT ON OUR FLEET VEHICLES?
In most cases, factory paint jobs will not be damaged from a vehicle wrap. In fact, for most cars, a vehicle wrap will help prevent from fading and other damages caused to cars from natural elements. Paint or coatings in poor condition may peel when vehicle graphics or wraps are removed from the vehicle.
CAN YOU WRAP THE BACK AND SIDE WINDOWS, TOO?
Yes! We use window film which allows you to see out from inside the vehicle, but hinders people looking into the vehicle from outside. The graphic looks seamless from the outside of the vehicle. This is what you typically see on city busses.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF APPLYING A VEHICLE WRAP OR VEHICLE GRAPHICS?
Artwork. If your art has already been created, we will check to ensure it is compatible with our equipment. If it is, we will email you a PDF proof and an image of what your vehicle graphics will look like once printed and applied to your vehicle(s).
Let us know if you need artwork created, we are happy to design it for you; there may be a fee. Note: artwork that we create will be the property of Cascade Print Media. We will keep it on file so it is handy when you are ready to wrap more vehicles.
Scheduling. After you approve your proof, we schedule a time for your vehicle(s) to be dropped off at our Tacoma facility. Our typical turn-around time is less than 24 hours. Schedule early to help ensure a speedy turnaround.
Drop Off Your Freshly Cleaned Vehicles. When you deliver your vehicles, ensure they are delivered freshly cleaned and free of dirt, dust, oils, waxes or any other substance that could prevent the vinyl from adhering to the vehicle. Vehicles which are dropped off that are not in proper condition, may incur a $150 cleaning fee. If Cascade Print Media needs to clean your vehicles, we may need to drive them off premise for cleaning. Cascade Print Media is not liable for any damage to vehicles during this process.
DOES MY VEHICLE HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN COLOR TO BE WRAPPED?
We can wrap any color of vehicle with almost any graphic! While we prefer black or white, depending on what graphic is being wrapped, we are happy to wrap any color of vehicle.
WHAT TYPES OF VEHICLES CAN YOU WRAP?
We can apply vehicle graphics or a vehicle wrap to any type of vehicle. We typically wrap cars, SUVs, convertibles, vans, box trucks, semitrucks, mini-busses, busses, trailers, and much more. We also wrap motorcycles, boats, scooters, and more! See examples of a few vehicles we have wrapped.
HOW LONG WILL MY VEHICLE WRAP LAST?
Wraps usually last anywhere from four years to well over a decade. How long your wrap lasts will depend on a variety of factors. Weather, maintenance, storage, the elements exposed to the vehicle, and how you care for the vehicle all contribute to how long it lasts. Window film usually lasts 2 – 5 years, but can easily be replaced to match the original vehicle wrap or graphics.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY VEHICLE WRAP?
We recommend avoiding commercial car washes, as the high pressures can damage the graphics and encourage early peeling. Using ice scrapers on window graphics will void your warranty and could cause peeling.
HOW EASY IS IT TO REMOVE VEHICLE GRAPHICS AND WRAPS?
Vehicle wraps and graphics are fairly easy to remove by trained professionals. Most factory paint and coatings allow for the wraps to be removed with no residue, and without peeling the paint. While older vehicles are more prone to paint peel, it is rare. Cascade Print Media is not responsible for paint damage during installation or removal of vehicle graphics or wraps.
WHY SHOULD I WRAP MY VEHICLE?
Vehicle wraps provide the highest return on investment (ROI) in terms of marketing costs. Your vehicle has the ability to be seen by more than 16 million people in a year, depending on where your vehicle is driven and how much time it is on the road. Fleet wrapped vehicles have been shown to increase brand awareness 15 times greater than any other form of advertising media. Mobile advertising allows you to position your “ad” in any location you want. The average American travels 302 miles per week – providing excellent opportunities for mobile advertising to promote your products, company, or organization.
Contact us today to talk with a vehicle graphics specialist about wrapping your cars, trucks, vans, trailers, and other vehicles.