Design project for car packaging is somewhat different from design work for flat graphics or banners or some other vinyl use, according to experts, and planning vehicles for installation is crucial to the appearance and existence of the cover.
1. Know the vehicle you are wrapping.
Knowing the form and scale of the vehicle and all its complexities is a vital part of the design process; thus, taking measurements first before design work is completed is a must. You just have to have a decent template handling, templates are so key, because placement is crucial. If you’re going to have to do a lot of reprints, that might ruin your business. Experts also suggest an auto library including vector photographs of vehicles, trucks and busses and a compact camera to take photographs of.
The objective is to know each inch of the car. If you don’t spend the effort to do this up front, you might end up with either a text over a door handle. Although you are wrapping the VW Caravan, for example, measurements are still relevant because there are minor variations that could create significant issues during construction.
2. Designing for car wrapping.
This job is best done by graphic designers. Designing wraps is entirely different from most forms of creative practice, it’s like any digital media, you’ve got to study the internet, and you’ve got to learn what’s going to grab people’s interest. It’s more than just putting the graphics on your car. Avoid having too much text or paint. Often people use rainbows on vehicles, which leads the intended audience to skip the message.
In reality, making bold comments is one of the greatest challenges in the design of wraps. You’ve got to keep things easy. You need a persuasive post. You’ve just got a few seconds to get the message out as the car drives past, it’s a branding media; it’s not a signaling media. You’re just showing the company rather than running a brochure for recognition.
3. Keep it nice and simple.
One of the greatest wrap concept errors were going crazy in fancy graphics or attempting to place a one-dimensional design on a three-dimensional car. Normally, where the hood and a front bumper transition to the side of the car is difficult. Basically, you put down a flat design on the roof and a flat design on the side of the cars, and if you’ve got a wacky design, they don’t make a decent transition from either side of the hood and on either side of the trunk on the rear.
One secret to success is common sense: to collaborate together with the customer in the design process. In reality, you might also outsource production work, printing, and installation and essentially serve as a sales agent. If the consumer wishes to negotiate with both of you and the price is fine, then do it.
4. Preparing the vehicle to be wrapped for wrapping.
If the construction work is completed, the next step is to plan the vehicle for implementation. Proper washing and preparing of the substrate prior to installation is crucial to the effectiveness of the wrap, however, if the vehicle is not properly washed directly before application, the effect could be a lack of adhesion. You would like to make sure that you get all the dirt out from any contours and grooves, any dirt may have an effect on how the film holds to the substrate. Some vinyl producers propose washing the car with industrial detergents and water.
If grease, tar, wax or some other grime is present, the surface must be scrubbed with a solution and washed with a smooth, lint-free cloth until it dries. Isophorylic alcohol is potent enough to eliminate any residual impurities that could obstruct the adhesive, but not so strong as to affect the color. However, experts suggest checking the cleaning solvent on the oddly shaped layer of the application surface first to inspect for possible damage.
5. Allowing the wrapped vehicle to dry up.
Experts claim that a typical error during the planning period is not allowing the vehicle to dry entirely. It can take up to 24 hours for a vehicle to dry fully, particularly in humid or cold atmospheric conditions. Emphasize the significance of surface planning, one important error that is easy to recognize but frequently ignored is keeping a vehicle at the correct temperature for installation.
Sign shops in the north are rather at a disadvantage since vinyl films are generally more vulnerable to loss in cold conditions. And if the car appears to be safe, if it’s cold but there’s moisture in the weather, it sticks to the body of the vehicle and poses obstacles to the film’s efficiency.
6. Considering paint and the windows.
If you attach the film to a fresh coat surface, A very advises that you obey all of the drying and curing directions given by the paint supplier prior to surface preparation and installation of the film. Avery also advises the use of high-quality external paints and OEM systems. You will ought to prepare a glass if you are adding perforated vinyl to these regions. Like the car itself, the glass should be absolutely clear. Avery suggests scraping all stickers, paint or over-spray with a single shaving razor scraper. Spray the window with a cleaning solvent, dry it with a thin rubber windows squeegee and scrub the sides with lint-free towels paper.
When the car has been properly washed and dried, the wrap can be added.