From custom racing stripes to commercial fleet lettering, vinyl vehicle graphics have long been a mainstay of the digital graphics industry. As more aspiring young sign makers get into the market, the challenges of vehicle graphics generate lots of questions. Questions about the best choice of vinyl, surface preparation, and application methods can be more […]
With all the attention begin given to printed wraps, you could be forgiven for assuming there’s no demand for vinyl vehicle graphics anymore. That would be a costly assumption because there’s a growing market for vehicle graphics created from good old adhesive backed vinyl. Let’s look at a few of these new markets in light of the required materials and some tips for connecting with these customers.
We’ve added a cool new product for vehicle wraps. It’s one of those clever innovations that makes sign making easier. It ‘s an easy way to add flames, pin stripes and similar large vector vinyl graphics to a car. It’s recommended by Justin Pate, the world’s best known vehicle wrapping guru. It’s the first method […]
The popularity of commercial vehicle wraps has fueled a growing demand for custom personalization of private vehicles. But not everyone wants a printed wrap with flames and skulls. The more subtle and popular approach is a Paint Replacement Wrap. Paint replacement wraps can appeal to both vanity and practicality. But the basic appeal is that […]
Vehicle Wraps: Cast or Calendered? As vinyl manufacturing advances, more choices come to market. We all know choice is good for consumers. In the sign industry, we see this in the growing number of options for printable vinyl for car wraps. A few years ago there were only a few cast vinyls suitable for vehicle […]
One of the most important and frequently asked questions from new sign makers is what do I charge? No other question has such potential for success or failure for a new business. No matter how well you know your equipment, no matter how good your designs are, if you fail in pricing signs right, you fail; period. So in the interest of increasing your chances for sign making success, we offer this beginners guide to sign pricing. We’ll look at industry standard pricing for the most common applications, guidelines for design and labor charges, resources for managing costs, and tips for adapting to regional differences. Let’s start with some basic guidelines for banners, vehicle graphics, and small signage.