Vehicle Wraps Frequently Asked Questions...
KO Printing & Graphix
is a premier printing and graphics company. KO Print makes its mark on the industry with incredible attention to detail in its custom creations or utilizing your own submitted designs. KO Printing controls all aspects of production from concept to installation. Many companies that utilize the skills of KO Printing provide them full latitude to create and implement imaging for their business vehicles, as well as applications for their Transporters and Commercial vehicles. Did you know that one Wrapped vehicle can generate 30,000 to 70,000 impressions per day?!
Imagine what that can do for your business. The bottom line is getting you noticed by tons of potential customers seeing and remembering you above all of your competition. KO Printing delivers the information in a unique way to your target audience and make the best use of your advertising space.
WHAT IS A VEHICLE WRAP??
A Wrap is a large vinyl decal. It is applied directly over the original paint of the vehicle. The application of the Wrap allows you to change the car’s appearance in a very short period of time and in turn allows you to remove the Wrap, returning the vehicle back to its original condition in even a shorter period of time most times, if it’s necessary. Whether you are a large corporation advertising for a weekend, a small business advertising your business for a few years or an individual that has a custom KO Printing Wrap created for your personal everyday vehicle, wrapping your vehicle will definitely get you noticed!
We use the best vinyl products available for all vehicle wraps we install. An essential step in prepping is properly prepared surfaces to promote adhesion. On many vehicles, we will encounter painted surfaces that may not be conducive for that necessary adhesion and durability of the materials, such as door handles, hinges, textured surfaces, emblems, rubber, moldings, weather stripping, sliding windows, exhaust areas and some extreme convex and compound curves. There are techniques for handling some of those areas, such as providing overlays, patches, relief cuts and heating the graphic film so we make it a point to take these areas of concern into consideration during the design phase prior to printing. The practice of using these techniques for blending and coverage makes those areas difficult or impossible to see from 5-10 feet away.
ATTENTION SPECIAL NOTICE: IN EVERY WRAP THERE WILL BE DEFECTS AND IMPERFECTIONS. VEHICLE WRAPS ARE NOT CUSTOM PAINT JOBS SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PERFECTION IT IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH VINYL. VEHICLE WRAPS ARE THE ALTERNATIVE TO CUSTOM PAINT JOBS AND IS NOT ONLY MORE COST EFFECTIVE, BUT WILL PROVIDE MORE POP, DETAIL AND IMPACT THAT PAINT CANNOT COME CLOSE TO. It is important that you understand a Wrap does not provide for covering 100% of the vehicle, as some areas are not conducive to vinyl at all such as cracks, expansion joints, seams and some plastic bumpers, and ARE NOT PERFECT PIECES OF ART WHEN VIEWING UP CLOSE. The materials used by KO Printing are of the highest quality and have provisions designed for outdoor use, such as the utilization of inks and laminates with UV properties, to help prevent fading and cracking over time. The durability of these materials can range from 1 to 5 years depending upon the climate and you’re care of the wrap. KO Printing will provide its best effort to showcase your vehicle with the utmost professional quality.
WILL THE WRAP ADHESIVE DAMAGE MY VEHICLE’S PAINT?
No. For the time that the vehicle is wrapped, the paint is actually protected from minor abrasions and some UV exposure. However, you may want to be careful if you have an aftermarket Non-Factory or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) paint job. There is no guarantee or way to know if an aftermarket paint job will be damaged upon removal. We don’t recommend wrapping a vehicle in this condition if removal will be of concern for possibility of future sale of the car. Proceeding will only take place at the owner’s own risk.
DO YOU HELP DESIGN THE VEHICLE WRAP?
Yes. We can design the whole package, or we can work with or enhance your own artwork. Our trained wrap designers will consult with you to make sure that your vehicle wrap effectively displays your promotional idea.
HOW LONG DO VEHICLE WRAPS LAST?
With proper care and maintenance, a vinyl wrap can last three to five years or longer. Perforated Window Vinyl can last 6-15 months. All of our materials are of the highest quality and will look great for years to come.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY VEHICLE WRAP?
WE RECOMMEND HAND WASHING ONLY. High pressure washers and harsh chemicals should be avoided. PLEASE WAIT AT LEAST 3 WEEKS BEFORE WASHING YOUR FRESHLY WRAPPED VEHICLE.
WHEN I SELL THE VEHICLE OR TURN IN MY LEASE, CAN THE GRAPHICS BE REMOVED?
Yes. The graphics are manufactured with an adhesive that is easily removed with no damage to the paint. (See Question #2) You can contract KO Printing to remove the wrap, or you may choose to remove it yourself.
HOW ARE THE GRAPHICS PUT ON THE WINDOWS? CAN YOU SEE THROUGH IT?
Yes, you can see through windows when the film used on the windows is Printed on Window Perforation Film; or “Window Perf”. The vinyl is perforated with tiny holes that allow you to see through the adhesive side. From the inside of the vehicle, visibility is similar to regular window tint. Our window perf is treated with a sprayed-on optical clear that protects the inks from color fading.
HOW MUCH DO VEHICLE WRAPS COST?
Many factors determine the wrap pricing. Size of vehicle, amount of graphics coverage, design time, and other elements are taken into consideration. Contoured vehicles and vehicles with lots of surface obstacles are more expensive. For example, a Beetle or Hummer is more difficult than a boxy Scion or cargo van. One of our representatives would be more than happy to discuss the details of your vehicle’s graphic needs and provide you with a written quote.
WHY IS A VEHICLE WRAP A GREAT MARKETING ALTERNATIVE?
For a relatively small initial investment, you will reach thousands of potential clients every day your vehicle is on the road. Wraps get your message out 24 hours a day, even when the vehicle is parked. Traffic jams are actually turned into marketing sessions. A wrap can generate millions of impressions per year when strategically parked and driven on major roads for maximum exposure.
HOW CAN I JUSTIFY SPENDING THOUSANDS ON A WRAP?
Let’s assume your $3,500 wrap is seen by an average of 5,000 people per day. Over the course of its 5 year life, you have spent the equivalent of $1.92 a day to create over 9 million impressions! Marketing experts will tell you this is a very cost-effective way to reach the masses. It would be difficult to ‑find a more effective means of reaching more potential clients for less money.
WHAT MODEL OF VEHICLE SHOULD I PURCHASE FOR A VEHICLE WRAP? DOES COLOR MATTER?
Any vehicle can be wrapped, some are just easier and less expensive to wrap than others. Any vehicle that has smooth body panels and a minimal amount of curves is an ideal vehicle type. A vehicle with lots of surface obstacles will be more of a challenge, meaning more work, more time, more $$$. Some examples of good wrap candidates are the Scion XB, Mini Cooper, Chevy Express Van, Ford Econoline Van, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Dodge Caravan. While more difficult, a Hummer H3 is a great showpiece vehicle and looks impressive fully wrapped. Some of our customers have purchased older vehicles just for the purpose of having us wrap them and using them as a mobile billboard for their business location. By the time we are finished, the vehicle looks almost new and our customer has an incredible marketing piece. Color of vehicle is not of importance if the wrap is a full wrap covering the entire vehicle. Sometimes, low riding cars have noticeable low roofs from a direct front view. When this is the case, we usually save the client money by opting to only wrap the front section directly above the steering wheel. The rest of the roof is never viewed so leaving that section unwrapped will save you money.
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