Better designs & cheaper printing for vehicle/van/truck graphic wraps.
How we save our clients $ on graphics wraps design, printing & installation.
It is our job to look out for your pocket and suggest the best way to keep your vehicle graphics bold but keep the cost down. Therefor we never suggest designing and printing a full wrap on any type of van, truck or SUV. A full printing wrap on a truck or van only runs up your budget. The vinyl, glue and ink used to print vehicle graphics are expensive. And the hourly rate in labor to heat, mold and trim the vinyl around all of the corners of the vehicle can run up fast. Instead, we keep the design of your van or truck graphics bold, clean, easy to read, and easy on your wallet.
Because of the stress on the vinyl, wraps can also crack and peel. This cannot be repaired. But our vehicle graphics can easily be removed and replaced if damaged.
Working on photography & retouching for large format vehicle graphics wraps.
Not everyone can create quality vehicle graphics wraps. Printing jobs, especially large format design and printing jobs like a van or box truck graphics, are the most challenging. The quality of the original photos have to be good, the resolution has to be high, and the size has to be correct. Even though most will see your vehicle graphics from afar, many will see it close up as well, so they should be sharp and interesting to look at.
Every photo needs retouching, especially when used for vehicle graphics wraps. With the case of the safe image below, it was moved and photographed in many different positions. The face of the safe was most important and photographed on an angle that didn't have too many bad reflections. The right of the safe had serious reflection issues, so it was easier to totally recreated it. Also, the shape of the safe was retouched to be straight and the overall color was corrected. The result was a piece of art that was now worthy of being printed large and installed on a vehicle.
Text design for vehicle/van/tuck graphics & wraps printing.
Now that we have images photographed and retouched, we can start on the text. The choice of fonts, the color of them, the size, the spacing between the lines, even the spacing between the letters themselves are all important. But nothing's more important that the placement of the text, especially on van and truck graphics wraps printing jobs. All important elements like logos, phone numbers, website addresses and bullet points are always placed carefully.
Van and truck makes and models are all different. None are a flat blank canvas. They have gas caps, door handles, emblems, and other areas that text or images can't be placed over. We are pros at text design, especially when it comes to vehicle graphics wraps. All text will be positioned in the right place. Individual letters will never be cut in half. Phone numbers and website addresses will always be visible when parked or in traffic. Even letter spacing will be adjusted to look perfect.
Vehicle/Van/Truck Graphics Wraps Printing & Installation
Once the vehicle graphics layouts are approved, we will prepare them for printing. This means creating print ready files to size. Since these are large format, they take time to create. All images, text and placement need to be exact. In vehicle graphics printing, you have one chance to get it right so double and triple checking files is normal. We have been print production pros for many years, so we make a lot of meticulous work seem easy. Once the files are printed, we can schedule installation ...at your location. Yes, we come to you. This avoids you having trucks and vans tied up for days at a shop.
Warning: Do not let a sign shop design your vehicle graphics wraps.
Most companies like sign shops that design, print and install vehicle graphics wraps may print and install well but when it comes to design and production, lack many skills. We've seen $5000 wraps that are totally illegible. Busy background that take away from the logo and contact info. Logos that are cut in half between 2 doors. Graphic images that are so low in resolution that they are pixelated. Websites placed at the bottom of the vehicle where it won't be seen in traffic. Too many different fonts in too many colors with too many beveled edges and shadows. When your vehicles are on the road, the public only has a few seconds to read it.
Contact us today for a free consultation and presentation. Graphic Headquarters is one of the top vehicle graphics wrap designers and printing companies for vans & trucks in Orlando, Boca Raton, Nassau/Suffolk Long Island.
Some vehicle graphics that we designed, printed and applied.
Mouthwatering vehicle graphics & wraps for your food truck or trailer.
The layout above is to show you the style of bold food tuck or trailer graphics that we create.
We start by shooting hi-rez photography of your actual food. We'll shoot at various angles because we don't which shot will look best on the layout. Then we retouch the chosen images so they look their best when printed n your food truck or trailer. We'll extract them from their backgrounds, soften the edges, color balance them and add some contrast so they'll "pop". Depending on your budget, we may even put a background image like shown above.
The next step is to create a layout on a picture of your actual trailer or truck. After an initial presentation of the layout and a few rounds of revisions, we will then be able to prepare it for print. This includes taking super accurate measurements, setting up a hi-rez print file, printing, drying and installing.
This may seem like a lot of work and probably expensive, but it's not because we're fast and accurate.
Call today for a free consultation, presentation and estimate.