Application Spotlight: Pickup Truck Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : September 26, 2017 9:49 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Pickup trucks are used across a wide variety of service and construction based businesses. Unfortunately, very few of these businesses utilize their pickup trucks as an effective advertising tool. Well-executed vinyl wraps grab the attention of viewers and provide continuous marketing your business, as long as the vehicle is visible to the public.

Here are several effective pickup truck wrap designs:

Partial wrap for heating and air company

Reflective wrap for auto sales company

Classic design fused with modern graphics make this truck wrap a real head turner

Visit DaVinci Technologies for a complete selection of wrap vinyl

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Reflective Vinyl Examples

Digital Print Media Staff : August 16, 2017 2:18 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Reflective vinyl is an effective material for a variety of signage applications including street signs, vehicles, and windows. It’s available from a variety of manufacturers such as Mactac Graphic Products and 3M with each type offering a variety of unique reflective qualities. Here are several effective examples of reflective vinyl:

Traffic sign on reflective vinyl printed with an HP Latex 365.

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Unique and Unconventional Vinyl Wrap Applications

Digital Print Media Staff : April 12, 2017 4:16 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

We gathered several creative examples of unique and unconventional wrap applications:

The folks at image 360 in Wyndmoor, PA wrapped their flatbed printer. They call it “The Beast”

Another angle of “The Beast”

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Spaceship-themed wrapped MRI machine in Childrens Hospital

Portraits of Hop project using Mactac IMAGin® B•free® PSA Vinyl

Yellow submarine wrapped MRI machine, via Pinterest

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3D Vehicle Wraps – Application Spotlight

Digital Print Media Staff : October 26, 2016 9:47 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Graphics that give the illusion of anything more than 2D are becoming more common in the advertising industry. The reason behind this is simple – anything that causes a double take is effective marketing. 3D vehicle wraps are wraps that make the viewer believe there is something more going, either inside or out of the vehicle. We gathered some images of what we believe are the most effect 3D vehicle wrap designs.

At first glance, it appears this bus backed into a street sign. Advertisement for Specsavers. a British optical retail chain.

At first glance, it appears this bus backed into a street sign. Advertisement for Specsavers. a British optical retail chain.

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Excellent example of the “see-through wrap” effect for this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It appears that boxes are stacked perfectly to fit inside this van.

Wrigley’s Spearmint Chewing Gum Truck – Wrapped in vinyl, designed to mimic a opened pack of gum.

FedEx truck wrapped in a graphic that features a competitors delivery truck trailing behind.

As the doors on this bus open, it appear you are entering the mouth of a shark. Advertising for National Geographic.

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Useful Templates & Patterns for Vehicle Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : July 25, 2016 11:34 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

1. Corrugated metal for an industrial look. Use as a full wrap pattern or for accent areas. Seamless continuous vector pattern. Image ID: ISS_0956_00060 via SignElements

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Image ID: ISS_0956_00060 via SignElements

2. Seamless wood pattern – Use as a full wrap pattern or for accent areas. Seamless continuous vector pattern. Image ID: ING_19051_00756 via SignElements

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Image ID:ING_19051_00756 via SignElements

3. Space / Galaxy Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID: f-wraps0012 via SignElements

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Image ID: f-wraps0012 via SignElements

4. Corroded Metal Industrial Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0019 via SignElements

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Image ID:f-wraps0019 via SignElements

5. Blue Lightning Bolts / Electrical Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0010 via SignElements

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Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0010

6. Seamless Black & White Floral Pattern – Seamless vector pattern can be used as a full wrap or as an element to a design. Image ID: 02B37591 via SignElements

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Image ID: 02B37591 via SignElements

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Architectural Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : April 18, 2016 11:20 am : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics, Vinyl Wrapping, Wall Graphics

Architectural wraps utilize space on walls, floors, and windows a create a dramatic visual experience. They can be an especially effective form of advertising and an attention-grabber for retail settings, trade shows, restaurants, museums, exhibits, and residential spaces. The following images provide examples of how architectural wrapped are being used to transform interior spaces.

Wall, floor, and window graphics – Jungle plants

Floor and wall graphics combine to create a unique football exhibit experience

Submarine-style wrapped x-ray machine combined with floor and wall graphics at the Children’s National Medical Center

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Reflective Vinyl Spotlight

Digital Print Media Staff : March 30, 2016 5:01 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Reflective VinylReflective vinyl comes in a variety of options and is used for a wide range of applications. It can be conformable for use on vehicles or permanent and durable, which is ideal for municipal/traffic signage. Regardless of the use, a sign maker should have a couple of options (for all applications) in stock when the need arises.

For those interested in a general purpose reflective vinyl, we recommend MACmark 5700. It’s a flexible reflective film that is easy to install and ideal for a multitude of applications. This engineering grade vinyl provides wide-angle reflectivity of incident light. MACmark 5700 series features an embedded layer of microscopic glass beads with high optical quality. A metallized back provides the mirror surface for reflection. This highly flexible film can be applied on flat, curved or corrugated surfaces and on rivets. MACmark 5700 can be screen printed or cut with a digital plotter.

Applications:

Emergency Vehicles

Municipal Vehicles

School bus Graphics

Safety Signage

Traffic Signage

Work Zone

 

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Fast Wrapping: Applying Wrap To Side Of Vehicle With One Horizontal Panel

Digital Print Media Staff : January 6, 2016 4:07 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping


Justin Pate of the Wrap Institute instructs how to wrap the side of a sedan with one horizontal panel, using hinges.

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5 Small Trailer Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : August 10, 2015 6:07 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

These 5 small trailer wraps provide a good dose of design inspiration for anyone looking to take on project that involves wrapping a utility trailer, RV, food truck, or a band equipment hauler.

“Under the sea” themed RV – via Pinterest

Utility trailer wrapped featuring a wood grain effect designed to mimic a shed. via Pinterest

Casita trailer wrapped to be a true “home away from home.” via Pinterest

Pinche Tacos food truck wrap. via Pinterest

Small utility trailer wrap. via Pinterest

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Boat Wraps: An Overview

Digital Print Media Staff : July 22, 2015 1:43 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Whale boat wrap by Marco Baccioli, via Behance

Wrapping a boat, in many ways is similar to wrapping a land vehicle. Some installers might say its actually easier because a wrap is applied in large panels, and there are no doors, windows and numerous other rivets and obstacles to worry about. Here are some popular questions and answers regarding boat wraps:

Q. Who is the typical Boat Wrap Customer?

A. Customers in the market for a boat wrap are typically individual boat owners looking to boat-wraps-installationdress up their boat. Many are looking to personalize their new boat with a solid color wrap or to “repaint” older hulls. Boat wraps are also a common request among professional fisherman, competition boaters, tour boats, and boats used for promotional purposes at events.

Q. Does the vinyl differ from regular vinyl used to wrap land vehicles?

Vinyl manufacturers usually offer a selection of media specifically intended for marine use. Some manufacturers have products that can be used for both marine and land vehicle wraps. They will need to stand up to all of the harsh elements that a land wrap will encounter with the addition of the harsh effects of water and possibly salt. Check with the manufacturer to see their recommendations.

wrapping_a_boatWhat type of vinyl is ideal for boat wraps?

Something that is easy to apply and handle (an installer usually deals with large panels so this is important) and can be installed fast is key. A vinyl should contain an adhesive that produces no bubbles should be used. Polymeric vinyl and cast vinyl are popular marine substrates and an overlaminate is also recommended for certain applications. Again, it is best to check with the wrap manufacturer for the ideal media.

What considerations should a designer take when creating a boat wrap?

Its important to take into consideration the complexity of the nose of the boat. Templates are flat and its difficult to visualize just how skewed the curve may be. If possible, print out the design and create a paper model of the boat to aid with visualization.

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