Custom Car Wraps
Custom Car Wraps are one of our most popular products. They are great for personal and business use. We can usually design, print, and install your vehicle wrap in less than one week. We have many options depending on the car wrap cost and budget you have set. Here are a few opportunities to help you decide what is best for you!
Commercial Vinyl Car Wraps for Businesses
In our opinion, car wrap advertising is one of the best ways to advertise your business. It is a mobile billboard that lasts 3+ years. Most people have both personal and company vehicles that are driving 1000’s of miles per year so why not take advantage of that real estate and use advertising to generate leads. When you look at the cost for 40 months, these ads can be very inexpensive advertising. We can install a commercial wrap on one car or an entire fleet wraps of 100’s cars. Commercial car wraps are easy to remove and will not damage the paint when it comes to returning your car lease.
Color Change Car Wrap for Personal Cars
Not all custom graphics are for car wrap advertising. Custom vinyl wraps are an excellent idea for your car for several reasons. These offer paint protection for your car, and we can quickly remove without damaging paint. You can customize the look of your car by choosing from 1000’s of custom car wrap colors. You can color change your car as many times as you would like without damaging the paint. Color change wraps can protect from rocks and other road debris.
Car Wrap Ideas
There are a lot of ways to produce custom vehicle wraps. From wrapping the entire car or just wrapping certain parts of the car for a partial car wrap. You can wrap the car doors, wrap the back window or wrap the hood. A lot of people just vinyl wrap the roof of cars now for a unique custom look. If you are a business, make sure you keep things simple and don’t forget a large phone number or website. If you are creating a custom wrapped car, you may want to think outside the box and choose cool car wraps.
Here are a few of our favorite custom vinyl wrap options for any vehicle graphics:
- Gloss Black
- Matte Black
- Satin Black
- Metallic Black
- Black Chrome
- Camouflage (Camo)
- Digital Camo
- Carbon Fiber
- Wood Grain
- Blue Chrome
- Gator Wrap Skins
- Color Changing
- Candy paint
- 1000’s of other colors
Matte Car Wraps vs. Gloss Car Wraps
Five years ago almost all of the custom vinyl wraps we produced came with a high gloss finish. Vehicle wraps with a high matte finish have become very popular recently. We can provide most vehicle graphics with either option, just let us know which wrap finish you would prefer and we will guarantee outstanding quality!
Matte Black Car Wraps vs. Gloss Black Car Wraps
Matte black cars are our favorite. We can wrap your vehicle in several different styles of black vinyl including a matte black car wrap. A matte black finish seems to be one of the most popular options this year. We generally use 3m matte black vinyl because we find it the most durable. A lot of people think matte black cars use matte black car paint, but we strongly advise against this. Matte black car paint will look cheap and is impossible to remove when you want to sell your car. We also offer a gloss black vinyl wrap and a satin black vinyl wrap. Matte car wraps are the most durable black vinyl wraps. Both matte black and glossy black car wraps cost about $5000.
Carbon Fiber Wrap
Car wrapping with carbon fiber wrap vinyl is one of our favorite projects. We typically use 3m carbon fiber wrap because it is the highest quality material on the market. However, that does come with a price tag, and the price to wrap a car with carbon fiber wraps can be over $6000. We do have a few other materials you can use for a carbon fiber wrap, but we do not recommend it.
Chrome Vinyl Wrap
Are you looking for a unique car wrap? A chrome vinyl wrap may be your best option. If you’ve seen a chrome wrap in the past, it has probably been mirror chrome vinyl or holographic chrome vinyl which is bright and very reflective. Recently companies like 3m 1080 have released chrome vinyl in a handful of new colors. You can now wrap chrome cars with blue chrome wrap, gold chrome wrap, black chrome wraps, green chrome wraps, and red chrome wraps. Chrome vinyl wraps can be pricey, but they are one of the best vinyl wraps we offer. Who hasn’t dreamed of driving around with a chrome wrap?
Camo Vinyl Wrap
There are many styles of camo vinyl wraps. Recently, the most popular camo vinyl wrap is digital camo. Camo vinyl comes in arctic camo, snow camo, black camo, red camo, backcountry camo, blue camo, and desert camo. We can also custom design a camouflage wrap for you. 3M 1080 is our preferred camo vinyl wrap.
Reflective Vinyl Wrap
Reflective vinyl is excellent for both commercial wraps and personal wraps. In the daytime, you can barely notice a reflective vinyl wrap, but at night the reflective wrap stands out especially when hit by car headlights. 3m reflective vinyl is the best option for reflective wraps, but there are also several other reflective vinyl options like Oracal reflective vinyl. Our preference is always to use 3m reflective vinyl, but the reflective vinyl rolls can be costly. We can print on reflective vinyl, but it also comes in different pre-made colors such as black reflective vinyl.
Race Car Wraps
We’ve produced a lot of race car wraps over the years. We’ve created custom vinyl wraps for everything from racing decals on an F1 car to a custom wrap on a Ferrari. We typically use 3m 1080 vinyl. With custom paint jobs, you need to be very careful when removing your vinyl wrap or racing decals because we have seen the paint chip in the past. Racing decals can cost between $200 and $5000.
Brands of cars we’ve wrapped
We have helped with over 1000’s car branding projects. Branding your company cars is a great idea for long-term advertising to turn your fleet into a mobile billboard. No matter type of car wrapping you need, we can create a custom wrap template and provide a free mockup, so you know what your car’s wrap will look like when it is complete. An automotive vinyl wrap can range from commercial fleet wraps to exotic cars, here are a few of the types of vehicles we’ve wrapped in the past:
- Smart Cars
- Ford Mustang
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Range Rover
- Rolls Royce Phantom
- Rolls Royce Ghost
- A Rolls Royce Wraith
- Ford Focus
- Ford Transit
- Mini Cooper
- Hood Wraps
Car graphics also known as partial car wraps are a great way to advertise your company on your vehicle for less cost than a full wrap. We can die cut car graphics to any shape or size depending on your logo or needs. Most car graphics can install in less than a half day which will keep your downtime to a minimum. A car graphics wrap on a midsize car can be as inexpensive as $500 per car.
Types of Vinyl
3m Vinyl Wrap
3m Vinyl car wrap is our favorite wrap material. The team at 3m has created a great name from wrap installers by offering a high-quality product vinyl wrap. 3m Vinyl is great for contour and complicated surfaces. The 3m wrap film shrinks when we apply heat with a heat gun. There are microscopic peaks and valleys called Air Release in the materials that allow air to be released, so it reduces air bubbles and air pockets. Although they produce many types of vinyl, we use the 3m car wrap we use is called 3m 1080. We can order this vinyl in white or over 100 different 3m vinyl wrap colors.
Avery Vinyl Wrap
A lot of wrap shops use 3m 1080 vinyl when they talk about vinyl wrapping a car. Avery Dennison wrap is another high-quality wrap vinyl company that is highly regarded by wrap installers at a fraction of the cost. Sometimes using 3m 1080 film may be overkill for your project if there are no compound curves. For example, if you are getting a large fleet of flat surfaced wraps such as a ford transit wrap, then you may save $1000’s of dollars by going with an Avery vinyl wrap. It is generally about $200 less per vehicle wrap. If you are custom wrapping a higher end car with a lot of contours such as a BMW vinyl wrap, then 3M1080 vinyl is your best choice. Avery vinyl comes in over 100 car wrap colors. If you are looking for a 3m clear vinyl wrap, please see our clear vinyl page.
Hexis Vinyl Wrap
Hexis vinyl has been improving over the past five years, and they are now known to make one of the highest quality vinyl options. They used to have basic pre-colored vinyl, but now they are one of the leaders of innovative specialty vinyl. Their main vinyl wrap is called Skintac and comes in short rolls which can reduce your cost. Overall, Hexis vinyl car wrap is a high-quality vinyl for any custom graphics, and we would recommend it to any potential customers.
Arlon Vinyl Wrap
Arlon vinyl has been around for many years. We like using Arlon vinyl wraps for fleet wraps because it is a good vinyl for flat surfaces. Arlon car vinyl will keep your custom car wrap pricing down compared to 3m vinyl; you should save around $200 per vehicle wrap. Arlon vinyl comes in both white and pre-colored vinyl.
Oracal 651 Vinyl Wrap
Oracal vinyl film is another brand of car wrap vinyl. Their primary product is called Oracal 651 vinyl. It is considered a step down from 3m vinyl and Avery. However, Oracal 651 is a great way to get a lower the cost. They also produce a premium version of Oracal vinyl called Oracal 951 vinyl, but we rarely use this. If you are looking for a specific vinyl color, we are happy to show you an Oracal 651 vinyl color chart. If you are looking for the least expensive option, this may be the best for your car vinyl wrap.
Car Wrap Colors
While we can print any image on white vinyl, there are so many pre-colored materials that it can be overwhelming. We’ve found over 1000 vinyl colors. That shows a wrap color chart for vinyl colors we recommend. With digital printing, wraps for cars can come in any color you can imagine.
Car Wrap Design
Car wrap design tips
Your wrap is a serious investment, and your wraps design is not where you should try to save money on your vinyl wrap cost. We highly recommend using a professional designer that either uses Photoshop or Illustrator for their car wrap design software. There are a few sites that offer wrap design online, but we do not recommend these. Before starting your design, you should browse through google images to find pictures of wraps that you love then base your vehicle wrap design off of this. Keep car handles, door jambs, gas cap, molding, bumpers, doors, and windows in mind while you design your vehicle wrap.
Leave your wrap design simple while your logo and relevant information are big. Use bright colors that stand out so people will notice your car advertising. Using your vehicle wrap design software, save the final file as a .pdf @ 300 dpi. If you are saving your vehicle wrap design in Illustrator, you can outline the fonts and save as a vector file. Be sure to keep a mock-up as well so the wrap installers have an idea of how the final car wraps should look. Our vehicle wrap designers will double check your vehicle templates to make sure it saves correctly. If you need help with your vinyl wrap design, we do offer design services for a car wrap cost of $750 per model. If you are producing a fleet wrap, you would only incur one wrap design services fee.
Car Wrap Templates
We get a lot of requests for car wrap templates from graphic designers. There are a lot of websites that sell design templates for around $30 each. The most popular sites are Bad Wraps Templates and Pro Vehicle Outlines. A lot of templates are just car outlines which do not show the depth of the car’s body. Car outlines and car templates may not be appropriately sized, and they also may not show the car’s emblems, door handles, or door outlines. Even if you use a template from a vehicle wrap company, make sure you have professional graphic designers handle the artwork layout. If you are getting a color change wrap, you do not need a template.
In our opinion, taking a 2D car template and car wrapping a 3D vehicle does not make sense and can result in a poor wrap. Instead, we recommend taking a picture of your car then overlaying your design over the car picture. You will want photos of the passenger side, the driver side, the front, and the rear. If you can, get a picture of the top including the hood, trunk, and roof. That will give you the most accurate template for free.
How much does a car wrap cost?
One of the most common questions we hear is how much does it cost to wrap a car? There are several factors in determining the custom car wrap cost, but the most important is the number of square feet you are wrapping. A vinyl wrap car cost is $4,000, but the cost can be as low as $3,000 or as high as $6,000. If you need our designers to help design your wrap, that will make up about $750 of the cost. When you are wrapping multiple cars such as a fleet wrap, the cost to wrap a car will be less. If you are wrapping a large flat surface, it is generally easy to price by the square foot which would be about $15 per square foot installed. Estimated delivery time is typically about one week for most vinyl vehicle wraps.
Car wrap prices can also depend on the vinyl wrap car material you are using. Keep in mind the cost to wrap a car is not apples to apples for each wrap shop you goto. There are a lot of quality factors when determining the auto wraps cost such a quality of printer and quality of vinyl. You want your wraps to last for years, make sure you choose a reputable company with a lot of experience and not just the cheapest vinyl wrap car cost. If you need shipping fast, give us a call today for custom car wrap prices.
Why car wrap with us?
Our wrap installers have produced over 1000 custom car wraps. We invest in great tools to protect your car’s paint. Nonstop Signs has been in business for more than ten years. Even our clients will tell you, we love what we do and we stand by our product by using the best vinyl wrap with the best wrap printers. Our design team is on staff to help design your wrap, and if you submit your wrap artwork, they will make sure to execute your vinyl wrap quickly. We are fully insured to protect your car while installing your wrap. We will learn about your entire project to make sure we are using the best vehicle wrap to keep your car wrap cost down.
Can you install custom car wraps near me?
Nonstop Signs produce and install a lot of car wraps in San Diego at our headquarters. We also have an install location in Las Vegas, San Fransisco, NYC, and Los Angeles We have an extensive network of vinyl installers and vinyl wrap shops so if you are out of state we can still help with your wrap project. Although we may not be in your city, we may even be able to keep your vehicle wrap cost competitive. If we are unable to help with your project, we will help you find a car wrap shop near you. We consider America our wrap city. We can manage any project from small car graphics to entire fleets of commercial vehicle wraps.
How long does a custom car wrap last?
Another common question we get is how long does vinyl wrap last on a car? That depends on the climate in your city. For example, if you live in Florida, it will not last as long as it would in California. The sun and snow are the most significant factors in vinyl wrap durability. Make sure you hand wash your car frequently, and you store it in a garage. Please avoid automatic car washes at all costs. We’ve seen some of the best car wraps last from 2-5 years depending on your level of care. If you are using digitally printed high-quality vinyl, your wrap should last for years.
Most people are not aware that there are two forms of vinyl you can use during vehicle wrapping. Calendared vinyl is much cheaper but will shrink over time. Cast vinyl is the higher quality vinyl that you will find with 3m car wraps. Cast vinyl is about 2x more expensive but will last much longer and should never shrink.
How to vinyl wrap a car
Car wrapping is a unique skill because you need the detail of an artist with the speed of a cheetah. Beginners will not wrap over decals and car accessories while advanced installers will remove them before they wrap your car. Wrapped cars by professional installers will last much longer because they use heat and adhesive to ensure durability. If you want to learn how to apply vinyl wraps, we recommend researching on youtube and starting with a DIY vinyl wrap on a glass surface at your home. Make sure you buy a heat gun, blow torch, razor blades and a few vinyl squeegees. All of our installers have completed 100’s of hours of wrap training and most are 3m wrap certified.
Is custom vehicle wraps an acceptable alternative to a paint job?
Vehicle graphics are not a good substitute for a custom paint job. A lot of potential customers ask us to wrap an older car because their paint looks terrible and we always tell them it is a bad idea. A custom paint job will cost much less than a full wrap or partial wraps. However, if you want to produce entire fleet wraps, then a vinyl car wrap is probably a better idea if you have an excellent graphic design.
I want wraps for cars now!
If you are looking where to buy vinyl wrap material, we would love to be your custom car wrap shop, and your favorite wrap company! Give our customer service team a call at (800)205-9005 or send us an email today and we can chat about your custom wrap today!
Custom Car wrap Videos
Want to know how to vinyl vehicle wraps work? Here is a cool video that shows the installation process. Whether the wrap advertising is installed on a car or truck, as long as you are using a superior product for the vinyl film, then you should have an excellent final product.
You can see all of our vinyl for cars options on our Vinyl Wrap page or see a few more ideas below!