Month: October 2019

Why Weather Affects The Time For Vehicle Wrap Installation?

Why Weather Affects The Time For Vehicle Wrap Installation?

A vehicle wrap is a dynamic marketing tool that allows companies to market their business 24 hours a day thanks to high-quality graphics that are placed on the vehicle. Experts in placing car wraps agree the best temperatures to successfully install fleet wraps are between 60 and 80 degrees. The vinyl wrap film will adapt to the temperature of the workspace and it can become too stiff or too soft if the temperature is too hot or too cold. A professional vehicle wrap company will install car wraps in a facility that is dry and temperature controlled. By controlling the temperature of the workspace, the company is able to ensure that the fleet wraps are installed in the perfect conditions for high quality, long-lasting vehicle wrap.

How Vehicle Surface Temperature Matters With Car Wraps

Just like the three bears and their bowls of porridge, it matters if the surface temperature of the vehicle is too hot or too cold when it comes to installing a car wrap:

  • If the vinyl wrap material, as well as the vehicle and workspace, are too cold, the wrap vinyl will become stiff and difficult to properly conform to the shape of the vehicle. It can also have an impact on how the self-adhesive vinyl is able to bond and adhere to the curves and surface of the vehicle.
  • If the workspace and vinyl are too hot, the vinyl will become stretchy, soft and pliable which makes it very hard to handle. The vinyl wrap can overstretch and cause color variations in the overstretched areas.

As mentioned above, the best temperatures for successful fleet wrap installations are between 60 and 80 degrees.

Why Professional Fleet Wraps Last Longer

Professional fleet wraps last longer for the simple fact that they are professionally printed and installed. A vehicle wrap is not a “do it yourself” project that can easily be completed by the average person. Car wraps can cover the full vehicle or only half of the vehicle. In either case, the person installing the fleet wraps needs to take the entire vehicle into account including the curves, door handles and other areas of the car that have an impact on the way the vehicle wrap looks and fits on the vehicle. Professional fleet wraps last longer because the installation team knows the proper conditions to install the vinyl wrap and how to make sure there are no ripples or bubbles after it is installed.

Contact our experienced installation team about installing a vehicle wrap that can handle any type of weather.

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What Are The Latest Large Format Printing Trends?

What Are The Latest Large Format Printing Trends?

Due to the downward trend in the popularity of magazines and newspapers, the printing industry has seen a decrease in the demand for these services. On the other hand, wide format printing has grown in popularity and this printing method includes a wide variety of services including corporate wall lettering, advertising banners, and graphics on the sides of buildings such as the image of the Stanley Cup on the outside of the Enterprise Center. Large format printing trends, such as wide-format printing, are in huge demand. In fact, the demand for this printing trend was recently spotlighted in an article in the St. Louis Business Journal. According to the article, wide format printing is up 58% this year and it is expected to grow an average of 9.4% over the next two years.

Wide Format Printing Market Trends

Wide format printing market trends include:

  • New applications such as fabric-based signage and nonwoven wall graphics are rising in popularity. Soft signage is popular because it is lightweight and flexible. Printed fabric based media can be used for flags, banners, trade show graphics, and wall murals.
  • Customization is in demand as printers execute shorter print projects to meet client demands as well as transition smoothly between media rolls.
  • Mobile apps allow printers to remotely monitor print projects, as well as receive alerts, so their employees can multi-task and work on other projects.
  • Illuminated displays are bright and eye-catching advertisements that are also cost-effective. The LED technology, combined with print media advancements, make this a very popular advertising choice.
  • Advancements in printing technology have resulted in faster turnaround times. Faster printers, with automated processes, have helped the print industry meet the growing demand for quicker turnaround times.

Installed Graphics Printing Services With Installation

Installed Graphics provides high-quality printing services for businesses of all sizes. In addition, our experienced installation team makes sure your printed graphics are installed and displayed in a manner that makes the maximum visual impact on consumers. The installation process is an important step because the installed graphics need to remain durable over time. When installing wide-format graphics outside, our printing services team makes sure the graphics can withstand any type of weather while remaining colorful and eye-catching at all times.

Put the latest large format printing trends to work for your business by contacting our experienced printing team today.

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