Vehicle Branding / Car Wrapping
Our Vehicle wrapping services cover both custom wraps for private individuals and corporate branding for businesses. We offer full vehicle wraps, half wraps and partial branding on vehicles. Vehicle branding fitment and application takes place at our main branch situated in Silverton, Pretoria. If you prefer that the branding of your vehicle is done at your premises, we will quote an additional fee. Please note that this will result in a relatively high call-out fee, reason being that we need to make various trips if errors occur and we must reprint or re-cut the vinyl.
We provide our clients with an outstanding experience as our quality vehicle wrapping is done completely in-house by our specialised team, taking our clients from the designing process through to the completion of fitment and application on the vehicle.
CUSTOM VEHICLE WRAPPING ( COLOUR CHANGE )
Vehicle branding for your car can improve the appearance of your vehicle or make you stand out from the crowd. Vehicle wrapping will not damage your car’s paint and can be safely removed if needed except in cases where the wrong type of vinyl (Monomeric) is used in which case we can still assist you. Our team can assist you with a design if needed.
We offer vehicle wrapping in a regulated environment which is dust free, under a roof and with sufficient lighting ( all factors extremely neccessary for a quality wrap ) with the added advantage that we are able to wrap vehicles after hours, and in extreme cases, on weekends to ensure deadlines are met.
The term vehicle wrapping refers to a wrap that chages the colour of your vehicle, such as white to matt black – we use a pre pigmented vinyl ( no printing involved) to change the colour appearance of your car. We are able to do a full wrap, half wrap or only certain components of your vehicle. Vehicle wrapping is not to be confused with vehicle branding , where usually corporate logos and decals are used to show off a brand, service or product. This pre-pigmented vinyl is available in a wide range of colours, ranging from standard gloss colours, to specialized matt colours or even chrome / rainbow effects. This vinyl will also protect your vehicle from scratches from everyday wear and tear, however we do suggest doing a clear anti-chip vinyl if your main goal is to protect your vehicle rather than changing the colour and if required, only specific panels with high wear and tear rather than the entire vehicle.
Please bear in mind that wrapping a vehicle differs to spray painting in the sense that we can only cover some parts and not every square mm as in the case of spray painting. The insides of the doors, trunk, bonnet etc will remain the vehicle’s original colour.
The pricing with regards to full vehicle wraps are mainly dependant on the specific vinyl chosen ( visit our offices for a colour chart or see the online chart for an indication ) & the overall size of the vehicle. The cheapest option for a full wrap with a pre pigmented wrap, is gloss/matt black, white or clear vinyl – some vinyl types such as metallics or chromes may cost up to 4x more than basic colours.
Advantages of vehicle body wrapping :
1 – It protects the paint on your vehicle – of course, this will ensure the value of your vehicle will reduce at a lower rate – if you remove the vinyl after a few years, the original paint will still look perfect ( granted it was perfect before us wrapping it )
2 – It is the cheapest way of changing the body colour
3 – Special effects are available that even the most professional spray painter cannot acheive
Disadvantages of vehicle vinyl wrapping :
1 – Different than in the case of a spray painting job, vehicle vinyl wraps are applied by hand, no machinery is involved, the wrap will have to be done in sections, and thus joining lines will be visible, but neatly & professionally. In the case of rear view / side mirrors, 2 – 3 pieces will be used, and thus 1 – 2 joining lines will be visible.
2 – When wrapping a vehicle, we only wrap parts visible from the outside, and not inside such as the door edges on inside, bonnet inside or boot.
3 – Vehicles that have been wrapped for a very long time might require a lot of work to remove & thus cost a bit more than a vehicle that has been wrapped for a shorter amount of time
4 – Should a panel require to be re-wrapped after a while because of damage etc, it might have a slight difference in colour than that of the previously wrapped panels
CORPORATE VEHICLE BRANDING
We assist businesses in vehicle branding from a single vehicle to a fleet of vehicles. This type of advertising is one of the most cost-effective advertising methods available. If your company’s vehicle/s are on the road, in traffic or parked somewhere, your brand gains more and more exposure. This makes it more effective than other types of advertising. Not only does it create a reliable image of your business, but it makes your brand stand out from your competition with customised vehicles. Vehicle branding can almost be viewed as a billboard on wheels.
Corporate Vehicle Branding can be used for short-term promotions or long-term brand awareness. The type of branding your vehicle/s will require depends on your company’s marketing strategy, your budget and your target market. We can assist your company with full wraps, half wraps, vehicle stickers and vehicle signs.
THE MATERIAL WE USE
Your specific requirements will dictate which materials we use. On the vehicle windows we apply contra-vision, also known as one-way vision. This type of vinyl allows you to clearly see through the vehicle’s windows from inside the vehicle, but people outside the vehicle will not be able to look inside through the vinyl. This vinyl cannot be laminated. Read more about contra-vision HERE
HOW TO REQUEST A QUOTE
A quote can be requested via email to email@example.com. Please attach a photograph of your vehicle as well as the design you would like to incorporate.
If you do not have a design, please send a photo of the proposed vehicle together with an explanation of your design idea, the copy (or text), images, company colours and logos as well as the intended square meterage of the surface area you want to cover. You can send all this information to firstname.lastname@example.org after which we will reply with any additional information we need to quote on your branding. We will also include attachments of previous vehicle branding that we have done as well as the different prices clients have paid in the past.
OUR VEHICLE BRANDING PROCEDURE
Once payment of the 50% deposit is received and the artwork proof is signed off we will inform you of available dates to bring your vehicle to our Pretoria office for branding. This should be within about 3-4 working days depending on availability of the team. We would need one working day for every R3 000 that you were quoted to complete the branding.
PRICING FOR VEHICLE BRANDING
Pricing depends on the type of vinyl we will use, the amount of full colour photos or graphics in your design, placement of graphics on the vehicle, the number of branding that will be done on either flat or uneven surfaces on the vehicle. These factors make it necessary for us to request an image of the car as well as the potential design before we can furnish you with a quote. For large pieces of solid Vinyl that needs to be adhered to corrugated surfaces, deep grooves and side mirrors we only recommend the use of vehicle grade cast vinyl.
Our vehicle branding prices range from approximately R450 to R1200 (Excl. VAT) per square meter depending on the type of vinyl used for the design.
For more information on the 3 types of vinyl available, read below
There are 3 major types of branding when it comes to vehicle branding, namely
- Vehicle Wrapping (We print the vinyl in full colour and laminate),
- Pre-Pigmented Vinyl Cut-Out Branding
- and a Combination of Printed, and cut-out vinyl
These categories all have different pricing structures.
You can follow this link for photos of previous work which we have done and what we charged the client for the job: http://www.carsignspretoria.co.za/our-projects/
Once we have completed the process, you will be notified. We require full payment of the invoice before we release the vehicle.
PAINT PROTECTION CLEAR VINYL
For protection against scratches, scrapes and other daily wear and tear we can wrap certain parts of your vehicle with clear vinyl which can be removed after a couple of years without damaging the paint or surface of your vehicle. This type of vinyl protection is requested relatively often for vehicles that is mainly used for off-road purposes. For this kind of wrap you can expect to pay the same price that we charge for full or partial pigmented body wraps.
MORE ON PRE-PIGMENTATED VINYL VEHICLE WRAPPING
You can change the colour of your whole vehicle with a full body wrap where we use pre-pigmented vinyl that is available in a fast array of colours that range from gloss, matt or metallic finishes. Prices for this kind of wrapping will depend on the specific colour and finish that you choose. For a medium sized vehicle of about 16m2 you can expect to pay between R 14000 and R15000 for a gloss finish and between R 18000 and R 21000 for a metallic finish.
For full body wraps on vehicles we only use vehicle grade cast vinyl.
Other than in the case of a re-spray or “paint job”, vinyl wraps are applied by hand. No machinery is involved, hence some joining lines will be visible, but will always be professionally and neatly done.
In the wrapping of side mirrors, 2-3 pieces of vinyl will be joined to cover it, and thus 2-3 lines will be visible.
Please keep in mind, that when wrapping a vehicle, we only wrap the visible parts but not the parts where of the original colour is visible like on the inside of the doors, the inside of the bonnet or the boot.
You can follow this link to our vinyl distributor’s website to view the more than 100 different colours available:
REMOVAL OF EXISTING VINYL
As an added service, we can also remove old or existing branding from your vehicle.
To quote for the removal of vinyl, we will have to physically inspect the vehicle at our office in Silverton. It is not necessary to make an appointment for this inspection as our staff will be able to assist you any time during office hours.
If the previous applicators used the wrong vinyl and / or the vehicle has been exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, it may be a time-consuming process to remove it and therefore we cannot simply quote on photos. In some cases, the removed vinyl may leave marks or ghost images on the vehicle. There is always the risk that paint can be damaged if very old vinyl is removed.
The glue on monomeric vinyl is permanent which makes it a very difficult and tedious task to remove from any vehicle’s surface and this can cause damage to the paint especially if it has been adhered to the surface for more than a year, has been applied to vehicles with a low standard respray job or when it has been applied to older vehicles that has been exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.