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Variables That Affect Vehicle Wrap Costs

By February 28, 2018April 17th, 2018Vehicle Wraps
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One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is how much a vehicle wrap costs. It’s a difficult question, because there are a tremendous amount of variables that come into consideration as we develop an estimate.

What is the size of your vehicle?

A lot of the price depends on the size of your vehicle and the materials used to create your specific wrap. Obviously, a semi truck is going to cost more than a car – but there’s more to it than just size. Certain makes and models have complex body shapes that we factor in to the installation expense.

Is your design ready?

Another factor is the design you’re going to be putting on your wrap. Do you have a logo and other artwork ready to go, or do you need our design team to develop a wrap for you? Our team is able to come up with a custom design just for you, or we can simply print a design that you bring to us. Providing your own art will obviously make a difference in cost.

Learn more about what you need for vehicle wrap design.

We strive to always give you an accurate quote, and provide you with the best possible product within your budget. We don’t just throw out a number in order to get the business. We can’t just give you a ballpark figure, because the range of color and material options can have great differences in price.

Every project we do is different.

There is no “average” job, and we take great care in making sure our estimates and quotes are as accurate as they possibly can be. Our team has years of experience in wrapping vehicles and we advise you to be cautious about any wrap companies that provide an instant, on-the-spot quote without asking the relevant questions about your specific vehicle or design plans.

Our team prides itself on offering all of our clients tremendous flexibility – our work is customized to your specifications, and that’s why we offer a custom quote as opposed to a general price list.

Vehicle Wrap Cost Factors:

Some of the factors that go into our pricing include:

  • Total square footage of the area to be wrapped.
  • The complexity of the compound curves to be wrapped – a flat surface is a much different application than the spoiler and bumper of a car.
  • The paint and surface conditions that the wrap material will be applied to. We take into account door handles, rivets, corrugations, screws and any spoilers or trim that need removing and re-installing.
  • Windows that need to be covered with perforated window film.
  • Bumpers and side mirrors.
  • The complexity of the wrap design.
  • The type of materials used in the wrap itself.

Removal of any prior graphics.

This can be very time consuming, and estimating that removal time is difficult. It depends greatly on the quality of the material that was used, age of the graphics and the procedures used in the original application.

Consider a partial wrap.

If your budget is extremely tight, you may want to consider a partial wrap, or strategically placed decals instead of a full vehicle wrap. Partial wraps, if designed and installed correctly, can be just as impressive. See the image below of Electric Supply Company partially wrapped truck:

If you’re looking to add your logo and some basic contact info to your vehicle, this option may be more appropriate for you. If price isn’t a factor, we can come up with a spectacular design and some incredible materials that will get your business noticed out on the road.

See Our Vehicle Wrap Gallery

Contact us and let’s discuss your project and budget!


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