VEHICLE WRAPS

 Vehicle Wraps

Your company vehicles are a mobile billboard being seen by thousands of people every month.


When we’re outdoors, we have a 33% higher degree of alertness and willingness to take action (see Mediatel Online).

Why not utilise all that time in front of your market with a striking piece of advertising?

We can produce everything from a small door decal to a full vehicle wrap, for one car or a fleet.

 
 

THE BEST DESIGNS

 

Why use a vehicle wrap?

 

Be rapt with your wraP

 

VINYL TYPES EXPLAINED

-   Full wraps cover the whole vehicle, and can include the windows (with special one-way vision vinyl), the bumpers and the roof of the vehicle.
 

 


 

-   Partial wraps can cover one or multiple sections of your vehicle such as just the bonnet, doors, roof or bumpers. You can use this method to create an eye-catching design - or even cover up a few scratches!
 

 

 

-   Auto decals (or die-cut graphics) can be cut to any shape you want and are usually used on the doors. They look great cut to your logo shape too.

 

 

You want people who see your vehicle to remember who you are, what you do and why you’re the best at it.

Communicate what you do in a single statement or image, promote your strongest feature and make your name or website prominent.

Most people will find you online with that information in their head.

 

  • They get you noticed
  • They’re fully customisable, including faux materials such as chrome, aluminium, matte or gloss finishes that look like a repaint
  • You can advertise as much information as your vehicle can carry
  • They can be printed with any design you can think of
  • They protect your paintwork
  • They give your vehicle a fresh, new look
  • It’s cheaper than painting and other forms of customisation
  • They give conformity to all your fleet
  • It’s easy to remove and repair and does no damage to the paintwork
  • You can even get your motorbike wrapped – and have a matching helmet
  • And they make your vehicle less likely to be stolen!

 

We’re a specialist print management company.

We know the best way to get each print job done so it's professionally produced and you get it at the right price.

We take care of all your print problems, so you don’t have to.

 

FILM TYPES

At first sight, there is little to distinguish between the three types of vinyl films available today:

·    cast

·    polymeric calendered

·    monomeric calendered

The difference between them, however, is obvious after they have been applied to a vehicle for any length of time. The film that looks as good as the day it was applied is manufactured using a process known as casting and is described as a cast film.

CAST FILMS

A cast film is a premium grade vinyl that starts life as a liquid, which is then allowed to spread out to an extremely thin layer. Cast films have no memory and are stable, so shrinkage is barely perceptible. Because cast films are thinner and softer, they are easier to cut, weed and apply. Cast films conform over substrate irregularities such as rivets and textures, making them the preferred option for the most extreme exterior applications – especially vehicle wraps. Cast films are also often used for interior or less challenging applications when special or PANTONE® colours are required.

If there is any doubt as to which film to use, always choose cast for its enduring quality and long life.

Cast films are:

·    highly conformable

·    more dimensionally stable

·    resistant to shrinkage

·    highly resistant to fading

·    highly resistant to chemicals

·    the best long-term solution

CALENDERED FILMS

Calendered films start life as a lump of plastic that is then flattened by being passed through two pressure rollers. Though not as high quality as cast films in demanding applications, film produced by this process can nevertheless be adequate in less demanding conditions. Calendered films come in two types: polymeric and monomeric.

·    Polymeric calendered films
Polymeric calendered films have added polymers to reduce shrinkage. However, although they have developed significantly over the years, they still fall short of the stability and durability of cast films. Polymeric films fare much better in exterior applications than monomeric films but are not suitable for application over surface irregularities such as rivets and corrugations. For less demanding exterior work, polymeric films offer a workable alternative to cast. If there is any doubt as to which film to use, however, avoid risk and choose cast film.

·    Monomeric calendered films
The least expensive vinyl film is monomeric calendered. These films are not suitable for demanding exterior applications such as vehicle liveries or fascia signs. The face film of monomeric film is not stabilised so it will almost certainly shrink to reveal the adhesive beneath. Dirt will adhere to this revealed adhesive and will be clearly visible as a sticky, black outline around the lettering and other elements. The sticky black outline is usually only the start of more severe degradation to come. Eventually, the vinyl face film will begin to curl up and flake off like peeling paint. Monomeric films, therefore, are best suited to short-term exterior applications and interior work.

OTHER FILMS

In addition to the three basic types of vinyl films described above, the following films are also available:

·    Polyester films: usually have a very high gloss. They do not stretch so are suitable only for application to flat surfaces.

·    PVF films: are chemically inert to the solvents found in stains and paint and are typically used as a protective measure where graffiti is likely.

·    Scrimmed PVC films: are used for banners and stretched sign faces because of their enhanced strength. The scrim can be black to prevent “show-through” on double-sided banners.

·    Brittle cast films: as the name suggests, are brittle in make up and very difficult to remove. This makes them ideal for security labelling.

·     Hybrid films: typically a combination or construction of two or more materials. Introducing the characteristics of two material types makes it possible, for example, to print on a material with an otherwise non-receptive print surface.

 

You only need to work with one printer when you choose Glide Print.


Your branding remains consistent across all your printing and everything you produce is top quality.
We can take care of the entire process for you or just one stage - from design through to production and distribution. 

 

If you can think it up, we can print it

 

We're the print experts. 


Whatever type of vehicle wrap you need, we'll get it right for you.


DESIGN SERVICE

The visual impact of professional quality graphic design is crucial to the success of all your marketing products.

Our designers are fast, creative and professional. We can add to your existing products or create a beautiful design from your ideas.

Glide Print supply all design work from simple tasks like getting your artwork ready for print to creating complex documents such as annual reports and marketing packages. We work closely with our clients to make sure your branding is consistent and the print quality is excellent across all your products.

All of our designers are based in Australia, we don’t outsource our work overseas. You receive personal attention from someone you can talk to and meet. It’s all part of Glide Print’s outstanding service to you.


All our knowledge and skill comes at no extra cost to you so you know
you're getting the best quality for your budget and the process will be an easy one for you.

We're here to help.

 


If you'd like to find out more about the best way to create your vehicle wrap
call us on (08) 9221 7514 email us or request a quote.