Vehicle wraps are large vinyl graphics similar to a giant bumper sticker. They are printed with high-resolution photos then applied right to the original paint of a vehicle. Vehicle wraps that are properly designed, printed, and installed can last 3 to 5 years if they are well-maintained.
In order to get the most out of a vehicle wrap, it is important to use the best material possible, which is 3M brand vinyl. 3M products have a warranty against fading, cracking, or peeling for up to 5 years. More importantly, they have proven over the years to be the most dependable and easy to work with. Here are three reasons why we exclusively use 3M brand vinyl for all of our wrap projects, which include cars, vans, trucks, buses, trailers, and even an Amtrak train car.
3M™ Controltac™ Plus Graphic Film IJ380 is an extremely flexible film, specially designed for the application of large format graphics onto substrates such as trucks and vans. Its high conformability allows for applications into recesses and deep channels.
3M uses a proprietary positionable adhesive system with precision-placed microscopic glass spheres embedded within its adhesive layer. These spheres help to prevent the adhesive from fully contacting the application surface until pressure is applied. This enables the graphic to be positioned, then re-positioned as many times as necessary, until it is in exactly the right place before final application.
It also allows for easy removal at any time. 3M products leave no residue and the vehicle’s paint surface is exactly like it was when the wrap was first applied.