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I chatted with Signs & Lines' Designer Sarah Rajecki about the vinyl wrap challenges she faces on a regular basis.
So here follows 3 important considerations from Sarah's perspective when it comes to vinyl wraps, vehicle decals and stickers...
I sat down with Sarah a couple of days ago to discuss Vinyl Wraps, because it struck me that much of the success of a vinyl wrap project lies in the planning (wasn't it Benjamin Franklin who said, "If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail"?).
I asked Sarah to give me some insight into the vinyl wrap process from a designer's perspective, and she shared the following 3 important considerations...
(1) PLANNING >>> "Planning the graphics is vital. We prefer to measure the actual vehicle prior to any vinyl wrap printing. We tend not to rely heavily upon vehicle outlines because we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Far better to measure the actual vehicle ourselves, concentrating on the areas and panels that will receive the vinyl wrap / decals."
"We take 'square on' photos of the front, rear and sides of the vehicle, and scale the photos to match the measurements taken. This then gives us an accurate 'scale model' onto which we can incorporate any additional decals / stickers."
"Consider too where the graphics are to be applied geographically. We prefer to apply vinyl wrap graphics in our dedicated unit (see video below), which ensures we have control of the application should we encounter any problems. If issues are encountered at the client's premises, for example, it may cause delays in completing the project."
"Ultimately, if you asked Signs & Lines to print and apply the graphics that you've designed, we would request the artwork in EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format, with any text and strokes converted to outlines. Pantone references would also be requested."
"Another material that has grown in popularity is 'one way vision' vinyl (see image above) - a perforated vinyl that is applied to the rear window (typically) and is see-through from the inside. But from the outside it acts as advertising space and can be extremely effective."
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