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Vehicle Wrapping

Vehicle wrapping – widely acknowledged to be the single most powerful and cost effective choice in outdoor advertising

Why Choose Vehicle Wrapping

Vehicle wrapping is the ultimate way to transform your vehicle into an eye catching marketing tool.

From mopeds and cars to vans and even luxury yachts, vinyl top coats can be designed, cut and carefully applied to any vehicle in order to add a unique and bold finish. In addition to personalising your vehicle, the vinyl also adds a protective layer for your paintwork. Further durability and resilience can be achieved by laminating the graphics.

Although the vinyl layer fits the vehicle like a second skin, it can be removed without damaging the paintwork, so application doesn’t affect the retail value of your vehicle. For added reassurance, it also comes with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Our experienced designers will create the look you want to achieve and with advanced computer cutting technology and a highly proficient installation team, Impact Signs can help your business to get noticed.

Not quite sure what you want?

We’re more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide advice without obligation. Simply select your preferred method to get in touch.

Process

It’s as easy as 123

Let’s get started with your Ideas, the more detail you provide the better!
We’ll email or phone you to talk it through, give advice and provide a quote.
It’s then over to us to create and amend artwork and you to pay the deposit.
If you provide the artwork, we’ll pre-flight check it for you and you pay the deposit
With your approval, we’ll get cracking on with the production.
We’ll soon be back in touch to arrange fitting/delivery/collection.
We will never proceed with production until you are entirely happy with the artwork and will always provide a proof (unless the artwork is supplied by you).

Artwork Spec

File formats

Acceptable File Formats:

  • .EPS (Encapsulated Post Script)
  • .AI (Adobe Illustrator (CS6 or below))
  • .PDF
  • High Resolution .TIFFS or .JPEGS (flattened)

Must:

  • Each design must be a separate file or page
  • All files must be named and include percentage if scaled i.e. xxx @ 25% size
  • All fonts to be converted to outline or TTF font included with file
  • All artwork, where possible to be vector based
  • All artwork in CMYK colour mode or Pantone where applicable
  • All images must be embedded
  • All visible in-canvas template elements removed
  • Correct height to width ratio
  • 5mm bleed is useful but not essential
  • No crop marks please (if they are already in the artwork we can work with this)
  • Notify of any Pantone References required

Must Not:

  • Don’t have multiple artworks on one page
  • Don’t provide artwork at an incorrect width-to-height ratio
  • Don’t provide in RGB colour mode
  • Don’t provide with missing links or images which are not embedded
  • Don’t provide without fonts converted to outlines/curves/shapes
  • Don’t provide protected by a password

Unacceptable File Formats:

  • INDD (Adobe InDesign)
  • QXP (Quark Xpress)SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • DOC/DOCX (Microsoft Word)
  • XLS/XLSX (Microsoft Excel)
  • PPT/PPTX (Microsoft Powerpoint)
  • PUB (Microsoft Publisher)

Resolution:

Where raster (.jpg .tif .bmp etc.) artwork is used (photo’s etc.) resolution should be at 300dpi at target size. Another rough guide is that the artwork is 50mb per square metre without falsely increasing the resolution.

If artwork is scaled at ‘x’% the DPI should be:

  • 100% – 300dpi
  • 50% – 600dpi
  • 33% – 900dpi
  • 25% – 1200dpi

Colour matching:

We use a 6 colour digital printing process (C,M,Y,K,Lc,Lm), this is the most accurate digital process available.

Pantone colours:

While we can’t print Pantone colours themselves, we can print artwork containing Pantone colours. Our systems will try to match the Pantone colours in your artwork as closely as attainable. However, we must be notified of these when placing your order and these must be included within your artwork. Please note, we cannot guarantee accurate replication of all Pantones. If you require a printed sample before placing an order, please speak to one of our sales team who can arrange this for you

Proofs:

We cannot provide digital proofs prior to printing unless specifically asked for, these proofs are chargeable. It is advisable to provide a colour print together with any files provided on disc. This precaution protects against missing data from files and also against noticeable colour shifts

Disclaimers:

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for issues contained in the supplied artwork itself such as spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, RGB colour mode, overprint, resolution, missing fonts and missing images. To avoid these issues, please ensure your artwork adheres to our requirements.

Artwork not supplied to our requirements will likely render an unsatisfactory result or delay your order. If you unsure about the artwork you have, please check with us beforehand to ensure there are no complications with your order.

If an artwork size is different to the ordered size, the ordered size always takes precedence. This is due to the fact that artworks from our customers are supplied in a variety of scales.

With subjective issues of quality such as image resolution, we will sometimes advise you if the quality is extremely low, but due to the subjective nature of ‘’ how low is too low?’’, we cannot be held responsible if the artwork is supplied in such a manner and isn’t suitable for your needs

One Way Vision

A specially designed perforated film. From the outside you see a full coloured image that attracts attention and promotes your products and services to the passers-by. From Inside the vehicle, you still benefit from the natural light and can clearly see out.

Should the window graphics need updating or clearing, the vinyl can be removed without to the glass.

One way vision window vinyl

mart car sign writing on rear window

Mix 96 logo on small car

Inside of rear window with Contravision

Contravision print on rear window of car

Contravision full colour print

contravision from the outside

contravision from the inside

One way vision rear screen

Example Prices

The following is intended as a guide only. It does not include artwork or re-drawing/editing/vectorising of customers artwork.

Small Vans

Basic

Typical Price: £102 - Basic layout – one colour, no logos/clipart and standard type face

Basic + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £160 - Basic + simple logo – up to 2 colours + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £197 - Complex + simple logo – up to 2 colours + shadows or outline + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Colour Logo Print

Typical Price: £220 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Complex + Large Colour Logo

Typical Price: £297 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Medium Vans

Basic

Typical Price: £132 - Basic layout – one colour, no logos/clipart and standard type face

Basic + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £185 - Basic + simple logo – up to 2 colours + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £230 - Complex + simple logo – up to 2 colours + shadows or outline + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Colour Logo Print

Typical Price: £270 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Complex + Large Colour Logo

Typical Price: £415 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Large Vans

Basic

Typical Price: £167 - Basic layout – one colour, no logos/clipart and standard type face

Basic + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £210 - Basic + simple logo – up to 2 colours + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £275 - Complex + simple logo – up to 2 colours + shadows or outline + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Colour Logo Print

Typical Price: £425 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Complex + Large Colour Logo

Typical Price: £377 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces

Trucks

Basic

Typical Price: £102 - Basic layout – one colour, no logos/clipart and standard type face

Basic + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £160 - Basic + simple logo – up to 2 colours + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Simple Logo

Typical Price: £220 - Complex + simple logo – up to 2 colours + shadows or outline + simple logo and standard type faces

Complex + Colour Logo Print

Typical Price: £305 - Complex + colour logo – multi colours + shadows or outline + colour logo/print and standard type faces
 

Maintenance & Tech

Care of your new vehicle livery

Congratulations, you have just bought ‘the best’. Impact Signs use ‘new generation’ vinyls for all of their vehicle liveries. The manufacturers stated exterior life under normal conditions is a massive 7 – 10 years (except florescent & some specialty finishes). Although you may not intend to keep your vehicle this long, you still benefit. Because of the high quality vinyl and adhesive, it means that your vehicle looks better from day one

You may experience ‘air bubbles’ for up to 4 days after sign writing. In actual fact, these are not air but application fluid. All you have to do is…. Leave them alone, they will simply disappear of their own accord, this is in no way caused by poor workmanship and will not affect the long term adhesion of the vinyl

Washing your vehicle is pretty much the same as it would be if it were not sign written, however a few precautions should be taken:

  • Do not wash for at least 4 days after your vehicle has been sign written. This allows the adhesive to ‘cure’ properly
  • Do not direct pressure washers ‘up close’ to the sign writing, especially if the text/graphic is very small or intricate.
  • If cleaning by hand, use a sponge, not a cloth.
  • If you have digitally printed (full colour or graduated) vinyl, do not use solvent of any kind. This may cause the image to fade. Soapy water is all you will need.

If you wish to remove the sign writing at any stage, this is relatively easy to do, just use the following guidelines:

  • Use heat! Vinyl can be removed easier when it is warm. A hair dryer is the best tool for the job. Caution! Do not use hot air guns, these may burn the paint and also it can be highly dangerous if used around the petrol cap!!!!
  • To remove the glue residue use white spirit. Let it soak in for approx 2 minutes first, glue should then be easy to use.
  • Do not use a knife to remove vinyl. It may ‘pierce’ the paint. Whereas this may not show at first it could begin to rust. Use a plastic knife or ask us for a squeegee
  • When the entire vinyl and glue residue is removed, it would be wise to use ‘T’ cut to hide the ‘ghosting’ that may be evident.

Impact signs do offer a vinyl removal service. It includes vinyl and adhesive residue removal and ‘T’ cutting. All vehicles must be delivered to and collected from our premises in Aylesbury.

Testimonials

Thanks again for everything – I’m chuffed to bits with the van.

Murray Giffen1st Glass Automotive Glazing

Hello. Some time ago I purchased signs for my van and I would like to thank you for the speedy service and good quality of the signs, they still look great and have paid for themselves many times over

Clive Stinger

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