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Vehicle Wraps

Oxi Fresh van wrap

Cool Van Wrap Client Feature: Oxi Fresh

By Vehicle Wraps

Custom branding on company vehicles simply brings more attention to a business.

In fact, Americans drive approximately 11,498 miles each year according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Meaning, fleet advertising can generate thousands of daily impressions on the road!

For our Oxi Fresh client, investing marketing dollars in a van wrap just made sense. Find out why this type of advertising is effective and has potential for marketing your business.

Company Signage on the Road

A van wrap is essentially a business’s mobile billboard on wheels.

Van or RV wrap graphics are typically digitally-printed with vinyl by professional sign shop experts who have experience with large-format printing. The wrap graphics can be printed to fully or partially cover the vehicle. This type of signage can even cover the windows as it won’t get in the way of a driver’s line of sight on the road.

Reasons to apply vinyl graphics to company vans:

  • Business or service is new.
  • Undergoing an updated logo or rebrand.
  • Running a campaign.
  • Need to replace outdated or old graphics.
  • Purchased new fleet vehicles.

Check out our vehicle wrap FAQ to learn more.

Promote Services with Van Wrap Graphics like Oxi Fresh

Oxi Fresh van wrap

Did you know that 97% of people remember ads placed on commercial vehicles versus only 19% for billboard advertising? In a single day you can get thousands of impressions from possible clients. Whether you’re driving the vehicle down the busiest street or parking it in front of your business, you’ll be getting noticed.

Oxi Fresh’s van does an excellent job of promoting their services, phone number, and website. Plus, the bright blue and images of foamy soap bubbles really make it stand out from other vehicles.

Benefits of van wraps:

  • Displays an image of professionalism for a company.
  • Helps to stand out from competitors.
  • Builds trust and brand recognition.
  • Cost effective form of advertising.
  • Protects vehicle from scratches.
  • Nondisruptive way of marketing on the road.

Get cool van wrap inspiration, and let us know what works best for your company!

Contact the HS Sign Shop for a Full Van Wrap Cost

Whether you already have the graphics ready for your commercial van wrap project, or if you need our designers to create a customized look that’s right for you, we can design, print and install whatever you need.

Our HS Sign Shop experts have 40+ years of combined experience with large format graphics.

Contact us for a quote and learn more about what we can do for your fleet advertising!

Vehicle Wraps: Moving Billboards that Catch Attention

By Vehicle Wraps

Is your marketing on the move?

A vehicle wrap is an excellent way to advertise your business. This form of signage is essentially a moving billboard that is able to capture attention wherever it goes.

Turning a vehicle into an advertising medium doesn’t cost as much as you might think, and is extremely effective considering the amount of impressions you receive.

Let’s get into why wrapping your vehicle is a good investment.

A Good Marketing Investment that Pays

Fleet advertising is the most affordable way to spread the word about your business and services. When you compare what a wrap costs to the amount of impressions you get, it makes the investment well worth it.

In fact, one vehicle wrap can reach up to 50,000 views a month on average. And, 97% of people remember ads placed on commercial vehicles vs. 19% for billboards. Talk about driving awareness!

High-performance wraps that aren’t temporary last for 5-7 years, depending on how well the wrap is taken care of. In total, the lifetime of a vehicle wrap can bring your business over 40,000,000 impressions!

Regardless of all that attention, vehicle wrap graphics build trust for your brand as they project an image of professionalism on the road. This can help you stand out from the competition even further.

That’s not just good marketing, that’s brilliance.

Optimize Your Fleet with a Vehicle Wrap Design

Vehicle wrap graphics can form to any shape, size, or type of automobile.

If you’re searching for car wrap companies, consider the HS Sign Shop. From the design to the installation, we can morph your ideas into reality. Whether you need a temporary or high-performance wrap, we have your vehicle branding covered — literally.

We recommend reviewing frequently asked questions on vehicle wraps to learn more about the process.

Sign Your Vehicles to Maximize Your Marketing

Turn your company vehicle into your own moving billboard to maximize your marketing budgets.

Start by requesting a fast, free quote. The HS Sign Shop will give you a price range for a vehicle wrap based on your needs!

Kinds of vehicle wraps

Top 3 Types of Vehicle Wrap Graphics

By Vehicle Wraps

Our vehicle wrap designs come in all shapes and sizes.

The flexibility of vinyl makes it possible to create and install a custom wrap for any vehicle — whether that be a car, truck, van, RV, or trailer.

While we can make whichever type of vinyl wrap work for you, we typically categorize these vehicle wraps into three different types: die-cut, partial, or full.

Comparison of Vinyl Vehicle Wraps

Wraps start out as large sheets of adhesive-backed, vinyl film designed specifically for vehicle application. They come in an array of styles and finishes – from matte, satin or gloss finishes, to chrome and beyond. Printed designs containing your logo, photos, graphics, textures, or branded elements are all options.

Here’s a comparison of the three most common types of vinyl wraps the HS Sign Shop team offers.

Die-Cut Vinyl Custom Wrap:

truck vehicle wrap

A die-cut vinyl wrap adds a touch of design to your windows or vehicle body.

This is an affordable option for adding branding to your company’s fleet. By placing your business name, logo, and website on a vehicle, you’re able to create brand awareness while driving around.

The high amount of impressions you’ll receive of your business name alone makes the return on investment worth it.

Partial Vinyl Custom Wrap:

Waterbury vehicle wrap

A partial vinyl wrap provides design coverage for only a portion of the vehicle. This option often ranges from ⅓ to ⅔ of your vehicle being covered with a vinyl wrap.

This works well for your business’s service vans and vehicles. With your brand’s colors, logo, and list of services, you’re able to tell a quick story on what your company can offer to potential customers.

Full Vinyl Custom Wrap:

galaxy gaming full truck wrap

A full vinyl wrap covers the entire vehicle.

This type of vinyl wrap makes a bold statement. It gives you a wide canvas to play with and enhances your opportunity for getting noticed while on the road. Eye-catching graphics cover the body of the vehicle and windows without disrupting your line of sight while driving.

If you need to amp up your fleet advertising, a full custom wrap will successfully do the trick.

Let’s Wrap Up…

That’s a wrap on the different types of vehicle custom graphics.

From concept to installation, we can make your project come to life for advertising on the road. Vinyl wraps are able to be installed as a temporary wrap that is easily removable or as a more permanent wrap that typically lasts between 5-7 years (depending on overall treatment).

Interested in hiring the HS Sign Shop team for your vehicle signage needs? Request a fast, free quote. Contact us for a quote and we’ll give you a price range for a vehicle wrap based on your needs!

vehicle wrap services

Commercial Vehicle Wraps: A Great Investment for the New Year

By Vehicle Wraps

Custom branding on vehicles is on the move.

And so are we. On average, Americans drive approximately 11,498 miles each year according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

It makes sense that vehicle advertising generates thousands of daily impressions on the road.

Get to know more about this type of advertising, why it’s effective, and how you can customize your company vehicles with our help!

Take Your Company Signage Ideas on the Road

A vehicle wrap is simply a digitally-printed mobile billboard on wheels. It is commonly printed on vinyl by professional sign shop experts.

Vehicle graphics tend to be eye-catching. A business is able to select either a full wrap covering the entire vehicle or a partial wrap. Wraps can go over the windows and won’t get in the way of your line of sight while driving.

Here are a variety of reasons to consider a wrap or graphics for your vehicle:

  • Your business or service is new.
  • You are undergoing an updated logo or rebrand.
  • You’re running a campaign.
  • You need to replace outdated or old graphics.
  • You purchased new fleet vehicles.

Check out our vehicle wrap FAQ to learn more.

Impact of a Full Vehicle Wrap Versus Other Forms of Advertising

Print advertising for a newspaper can run at about $23.70 per thousand people who see it. In comparison, a vehicle wrap is estimated to cost only 35 cents per thousand eyeballs.

This form of advertising is one of the most affordable mediums out there. Besides affordability, vehicle wraps are effective too.

97% of people remember ads placed on commercial vehicles versus only 19% for billboard advertising. In a single day you can get thousands of impressions from possible clients. Whether you’re driving the vehicle down the busiest street or parking it in front of your business, you’ll be getting noticed.

It also projects an image of professionalism on your company, building trust and making you stand out among competitors.

Get Custom & Cool Van Wrap Designs

Whether you already have the graphics ready for your vehicle wrap project, or if you need our designers to create a customized look that’s right for you, we can design, print and install whatever you need.

When choosing a type of vehicle wrap, here are some things to consider:

  • What your ideal budget is
  • How much exposure you would like to have
  • What will fit your brand and marketing efforts best
  • What will fit the message you want to convey best

Get car wrap inspiration, and let us know what catches your eye!

Contact the HS Sign Shop for a Full Vehicle Wrap Cost

Fleet advertising is one of the most affordable ways to spread the word about a business or service. HS Sign Shop experts customize vehicles of all kinds — and budgets.

Our sign shop experts have 40+ years of combined experience with large format graphics. Whether you need a truck, van, trailer, or car wrap, we have you covered on the design and installation.

Get a fast, free quote from the HS Sign Shop! Contact us for a quote and learn more about what we can do for your company signage!

trailer with vinyl wrap of flag

How to Celebrate America with a Really Cool Matte Trailer Wrap

By Vehicle Wraps

When you have some fun UTV side-by-side toys, they need a trailer. And when you get inspired with a trailer wrap design, you need HS Sign Shop.

Inspired and Patriotic Trailer Wrap Ideas

The HS Sign Shop received a lead through their Get a Quote form on their website. What followed was an inspired and patriotic trailer wrap that really got the gang excited.

The client had a few ideas on how to add design to her and her husband’s utility trailer. The black 16 foot trailer was in pristine condition with a high gloss black finish. The customer researched some ideas online and asked HS Sign Shop to help.

The goal was to put matte black on a gloss finish for a subtle yet attention getting look. The flag would stand out – and you could still pick up some nice reflections from the factory gloss paint. As the Sign Shop guys put it, “A very cool effect.”

They settled on Dead Matte Black vinyl material. It had no reflection whatsoever and looked amazing against the trailer.

Going Big with Trailer Design

As most wrap projects go, there is always good collaboration on design. The client shared a few ideas she had researched and we offered a few options.

One option was a smaller more subtle flag design. The other was grander in scale with a full flag nearly spanning the whole side of the trailer. The owner loved it – and we adapted it for both sides, using flag standards. To drive by it – on either side – is to see the flag unfurled with the wind.

While the trailer continues to make quite an impression, it was an economical build too. The black on black process did not require a full wrap. That meant less material. The original gloss black paint is the backdrop. The flag itself is produced in house from contour cut vinyl.

Consequently, the cost of the wrap was very budget friendly. The client was happy with the price and quality and they continue to turn heads as they travel out and about this July.

trailer with vinyl wrap of flag

Do you get inspired by something you’ve seen? If you’re wondering if the HS Sign Shop can do it, they probably can. Check out our before and after pictures to see just what we can do and if you want to learn more, contact the HS Sign Shop today.

RV wrap

When a Big Cause Meets a Big RV Wrap

By Vehicle Wraps

For Ed Hoffman, retiring from the TV business was never going to be a true retirement. After over two decades, he was ready to pursue some other passions. One of them was his love of RV-ing in South Dakota – and around the country. Another was his passion for motorcycle safety, helmet use and social responsibility.

A Forty-Foot Idea

Hoffman has always loved motorcycles. And anyone that rides regularly has unfortunately seen an accident, or even several, in their day. Hoffman was no exception. When his friend from South Dakota Rides approached him with an idea for his new RV, he was receptive.

South Dakota Rides advocates for motorcycle riding in the state, providing maps, weather and event information. But more importantly, it is a fierce advocate organization for helmets, safety and training. Hoffman had just recently purchased the new 40-foot RV. South Dakota Rides asked if he would advocate for the organization, on his RV, and share their message around the state.

Hoffman loved the cause marketing idea and agreed to wrap his RV with safety messaging. But with it being a brand new vehicle. Hoffman had some big ideas of his own. That’s where HS Sign Shop came in.

Vinyl Wrapping from Top to Tires

It was a project several weeks in the making. HS Sign Shop was tasked with helping conceptualize what the RV design would be.

We got together to take measurements and began kicking around ideas until something stuck. That’s usually how these big projects begin.

Jason JellisHS Sign Shop Specialist

Hoffman loves South Dakota and knew he didn’t want just another big ad on wheels. He wanted to:

  • Showcase the state’s beauty
  • Showcase the reasons people ride
  • Have a personal message
  • Make an impact wherever he stopped
  • And most importantly, bring attention to the safety message

Our graphics and installation specialists proposed several ideas to Hoffman and together, they settled on a design. The passenger side featured what is essentially a stunning, driving mural of the Badlands with a pair of motorcycle riders in the foreground.

The passenger side shared a personal line from his friend Renee who had survived a terrible motorcycle accident. “On August 2nd, 2018, my helmet saved my life. — Renee” The image was shot in HenkinSchultz’s studio and features Renee holding her severely cracked helmet. She stands in the foreground of Mount Rushmore and stands as a powerful testimonial to wear a helmet.

Wrapped in vinyl from front to back, the beautiful RV also displays the South Dakota Rides logo and corresponding URLs, including Drive Safe SD. Together, it makes a “wow” statement. And wow statements promote causes.

Hoffman says the RV is already making an impact for good. “Everywhere we go we are a huge hit,” says Hoffman. “We have had many people asking if they can share photos of it on their website and social media. The answer was “yes” of course.”

Making an Impact By the Numbers

HS Sign Shop estimates over 1,000 feet of vinyl wrap went into the project. With a project this size, there are countless handles, mirrors, latches etc. to disassemble. What was reassembled was a driving work of art with a very important message on helmet safety.

It is estimated that a vehicle wrap can receive between 30,000 to 80,000 impressions per day. That adds up to around 40,000,000 impressions over the vehicle’s lifetime. And with the miles Hoffman plans on putting on, our bet is he’ll get more.

But of all these numbers, a few remain most important: Raising awareness; increasing the number of helmet riders; and lowering the number of helmet fatalities. That’s the really rewarding part about completing a job of this nature. Doing good.

Do you have a cause or a business that needs to make an impression? Talk to HS Sign Shop and we can brainstorm a solution to support your marketing program. Need some inspiration? Check out our gallery.

Tesla vehicle wrap - flat black - hood view

Matte Black Vehicle Wrap Transforms Tesla

By Vehicle Wraps

The Tesla Model 3 is a unique car to begin with. It is fully electric with enhanced autopilot and three exterior cameras. Plus, it has a very minimalist design with a button free interior.

To put it mildly, it is one sleek car. When a client approached HenkinSchultz about a matte black custom vehicle wrap finish, the HS Sign Shop team couldn’t wait to tackle this Tesla.

Going from Chrome to Matte Black Car Wrap

The Tesla came to HS Sign Shop with a glossy black finish and chrome detailing. “Dechroming” or a “chrome delete” is the process of hiding or covering chrome with vinyl. The popularity of this vehicle trend is growing.

Some choose chemicals to dechrome, painting is an option, even sandblasting. But vinyl car wrap is a sensible and economic choice. Matte black is an attractive option, because it hides the chrome while still giving it a sleek finish and accent. In this case, the HS Sign Shop team covered the:

  • side view mirrors
  • window borders
  • door handles
  • Tesla emblems

Tesla Model 3 Before & After

Custom Car Wraps Require the Indoors

Doing anything in South Dakota subzero temperatures is difficult. A custom wrap on a vehicle? Impossible. Thankfully, the HS Sign Shop team has ‘Rowena Bay’, the name for their installation space just outside Sioux Falls.

The Rowena Bay stall provided plenty of space – and warmth – for the team to go to work on the Tesla. The brand new car was in pristine condition, but the prep work still requires a lot of effort and attention to detail. Every surface area must be detailed to ensure proper application.

They used 3M Matte Black for the entire exterior and if you look closely, you would never know the vehicle didn’t come out of the assembly line that way. “It’s always fun to work on something that requires that much detail,” says HS Sign Shop Graphics Installation Specialist Justin Vanden Bosch. “You love to walk away from a project like that and see the rewards of your work.”

Finishing Touches and the Benefits of Vinyl of Vinyl Wraps

To complete the new sleek matte look, the owner added matte black wheels to accent the wrap finish. It’s safe to say you will notice this car coming and the owner will be a happy driver for years to come.

In addition to being an economical option over painting, vinyl wrapping has many other benefits. It protects your original paint and is 100% removable. Vinyl has a finish that resists and wears much better than paint. Furthermore, it does not affect your warranty or lease agreement. Learn more about the three types of vinyl wraps to apply to your vehicle.

Interested in having the HS Sign Shop team design and install a car wrap for you? Request a fast, free quote. We’ll give you a vinyl wrap price range based on your needs!

School Pride? Wrap Your School Ride.

By Vehicle Wraps

It’s that great time of year where the music of marching bands wakes you up in the morning. The sounds of drums and trumpets – hopefully in the distance. School is back in session and that means Friday night games, concerts, plays, competitions and a whole lot of school pride. And if you’re wanting to show your school pride, HS Sign Shop can help wrap your ride.

Whether your school trailer is hauling around football pads or band equipment, it can be wrapped. The look is seamless and very clean. Imaging your school name, mascot, bold colors and a driving advertisement for your school pride. HS Sign Shop has completed a few trailer designs lately with outstanding results. So even if your team happens to drop that Friday night thriller, you can look great doing it. And it’s much less cost prohibitive than you may think.

But it’s not just trailers that can be wrapped. Virtually about anything can be wrapped or applied with vinyl. Buses. Vans. Doors. Walls. Windows. Dividers. Gym Floors. You get the idea. Once, we even wrapped an entire RV. Talk about teamwork.

So if you’re excited about the upcoming school year, but less than thrilled about your ride, talk to HS Sign Shop. We can help kick the year off right – and wrap your ride!

Hot Harley Nights Logo trailer side

New Design Makes Big Noise for Hot Harley Nights

By Vehicle Wraps

When the HS Sign Shop announced our Wanna Winna Wrap contest, we had no idea how many would enter, who would enter – and least of all who would win our vehicle wrap giveaway. But we knew we would have a fun challenge no matter what. Much to our delight, the winner was J&L Harley Davidson’s Hot Harley Nights – a Sioux Falls biking tradition raising money for Make-A-Wish South Dakota.

Hot Harley Nights was established by J&L Harley-Davidson in 1996 to raise money for Make-A-Wish South Dakota; to give riders a fun reason to ride; and to showcase Sioux Falls City parks and the surrounding area. The event spans three days and involves a family night, casino run, motorcycle parade, live music, raffles, bike show, silent auction, great food and an outdoor party. They have raised over $2.9 million dollars over the past 22 years.

Not only does Hot Harley Nights support a charitable children’s cause, it’s a really cool project to design a vehicle wrap for. And when you’re talking Harleys, you need a design that makes some noise. So the HenkinSchultz team went to work.

For the 20 foot trailer J&L Harley wanted wrapped, we first began by creating an event logo for Hot Harley Nights. This logo features a stylized epic Harley riding straight out of the horizon. The wrap was finished on four sides with a stunning South Dakota prairie sunset set against the open highway.

“We are so grateful to HenkinSchultz for the great work they’ve done,” said Char Roth, Chief Financial Officer of J&L Harley-Davidson. “It’s really going to help us spread the word for Hot Harley Nights and Make-A-Wish.”

In addition to its bold eye-popping colors, HenkinSchultz also designed a space on the trailer wrap that could be easily swapped out yearly with event information. This required a special vinyl application that could be removed without damaging the background design.

“Every vehicle wrap is different,” says Jason Jellis, Partner/Graphic Designer at HenkinSchultz. “But this one was especially fun to work on. It’s going to turn a lot of heads.”

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RV wrap - Winnebago make over

RV Wrap: How to get a New Look on an Old Winnebago

By Vehicle Wraps

Ken and Vicky Levene’s 2001 Winnebago Journey hadn’t been on many journeys when they bought it a few years ago.

The previous owner used it as a stationary shelter and rarely ever actually drove it. Over the years, the sun and the elements baked the exterior, but the interior remained pristine. The mileage remained low and the motor remained top-notch – making it an ideal candidate for an RV wrap investment.

Inspiration for RV Wrap Ideas

The Levenes wanted a revitalized look but didn’t want to spend the money for a brand new Winnebago.

As they began reviewing their options online, they came across the website for the Sioux Falls-based HS Sign Shop, a subsidiary of HenkinSchultz Creative Services. After a discussion with Partner/Graphic Designer Jason Jellis, Ken knew he’d finally found the solution they had been looking for.

Coming up with a unique design for an RV or any vehicle wrap, a customer is only limited by his or her imagination. We also offer countless materials and textures to choose from, including ink-jet printable vinyls – to achieve their vision.

Jason JellisPartner/Graphic Designer

Check out these before and after shots!

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The HS Sign Shop can create a custom design for any RV wrap — making it look as good as new — at a fraction of what new would cost. After the discussion with the Levenes, Jason and the HS Sign Shop team got to work on developing a custom design. The design they came up with met the exact specifications that Ken and Vicky were looking for, and complemented their existing RV trailer.

The HS Sign Shop team presented the Levenes with several design options mocked up so they could see how the designs would look when they were on their Winnebago. After Ken and Vicky chose the design they loved, the HS Sign Shop installation team got to work.

RV wrap - Winnebago make over mockup

The Challenges for the RV Wrap

This 36 foot Winnebago provided a few challenges for the installation team. There were unique parts of the RV body to factor in. These included two different awnings and an in-wall slide-out that had to be worked around during the installation process.

As the installation process progressed, it was discovered that the windows needed to be resealed with silicone. This was something the HS Sign Shop crew did that was above and beyond the normal install to make sure this RV motorhome wrap was completely ready for the elements.

“We try to treat every project as if it were our own personal project, and this was no exception,” said Jellis.

Materials Used for the RV Motorhome Wrap

The wrap for this particular RV used a semi-matte finish as opposed to gloss. This created a unique look and worked well to hide imperfections that had accumulated due to weather on the body of the vehicle. The completed wrap took only a few days to finish. When it was done the HS Sign Shop team was excited for Ken and Vicky to get their first look.

What they saw knocked their socks off. It looked like a brand new Winnebago!

The HS Sign Shop makes the customer feel special and that their project is important and they listen to any ideas and concerns. The quality of work was outstanding!

Ken LeveneRV Owner/HS Sign Shop Customer

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“Ken and Vicky were thrilled with how it turned out, and we were too,” said Jason Jellis. “We strive to exceed customer expectations and when the work is done we take as much pride in it as the owner.”

With comparable brand new RV’s starting out with a suggested retail price of $177,951, the investment for wrapping an older model Winnebago can be a drop in the bucket, often coming around 5% of what new would cost.

Give Your RV a New Look with the HS Sign Shop

If you’d like to make your RV look new, without having to look at a huge price tag, contact the HS Sign Shop for an estimate on a RV wrap. Whether you need a custom design or already have a design ready to go, we’re ready to help your dreams hit the road. We can work with your schedule and get the job done quickly so it doesn’t interfere with your weekend getaways.

Reach out if you’re ready for a free quote! We’ll give you information on the process, the RV wrap cost, and anything else you have questions on. You can also see more ideas of our vehicle wraps if you’re interested in wrapping another type of automobile.