Vehicle Graphics are a fantastic way of getting your brand noticed 365 days of the year; at Design Office we have a long established reputation of creating eye catching graphics that we apply to bikes, motorbikes, scooters, smart cars, cars, small vans, large vans, lorries, buses, etc. Our team at Design Office are highly skilled and have capabilities to create graphics to suit you, whether you’re looking for a small amount of lettering for a small car, or a variety of full vehicle wraps for a whole fleet!
Today there are many products to choose from, including Magnetic Vehicle Signs, Vinyl Cut Lettering and Full Vehicle Wraps that encase your vehicle with stunning, high quality images, all of which come with a 7 year product guarantee against fading of colour. Most vinyls are also laminated to further protect the images from the constant weathering that they are bound to be exposed to.
Experienced designers are employed at Design Office to create the perfect graphics to compliment your brand and promote those all important offers. We use Manufacturer Specified Vehicle Outlines to make sure that your unique graphics fit the actual make and model of your vehicle. From this we supply colour proofs for your approval before we move the graphic to our in-house printing machines. All print is managed under our ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations with all machines calibrated to print the same colours time after time.
Fitting can either be carried out at our Crewe workshop or on location anywhere in the UK. Full Vehicle Wraps must be fitted under cover and in a clean, temperate environment and therefore can only be fitted at our premises or any other approved environment, while basic lettering and vinyl applications can be carried out at our site in Crewe or on location. Clients and can, and often do, have new vehicles delivered straight to Design Office for us to brand and deliver to the subsequent location. On average we fit basic graphics within two days of approval of the artwork and vehicle Wraps tend to be fitted within four days of us receiving the vehicle. Ideally all vehicles would come to Design Office fully cleaned and ready for us to fit, however if this is not possible we will arrange to have the vehicle cleaned prior to us fitting.
Car Wrap Vs Paint
Every car enthusiast loves to have the most unique vehicle on the road, and while we can’t all afford a Ferrari made completely from carbon fibre, we can have our existing car customised to turn heads and suit our own personality.
In the past, this usually meant an expensive paint job—often with custom airbrushed graphics. That consumed massive quantities of time and money if you could even find someone capable of doing the job in the first place.
Today, you can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost and time with car wraps, and qualified designers and installers can be found in nearly every town. Technology has enabled talented designers to produce beautiful digital artwork, which is then printed on a heavy-duty 3M vinyl capable of withstanding years of abuse from the road and weather.
A high-quality paint job can cost a few thousand pounds, and if you want custom graphics airbrushed by a specialist, your price tag can easily climb above £7,000. A high-quality car wrap generally costs about £1800—and that includes completely custom graphics.
If you’ve ever had your car painted, you know it can take a long time—often 2 weeks or more—because of disassembly, sanding, prep work, paint and clear coat application, a second round of sanding, and reassembly. Paint jobs including two (or more) colours, or custom airbrushed graphics take even longer. Can you afford to be without your car that long?
Car wraps are designed on a computer, so you’ll get to keep yours throughout that process, and the installation typically takes about one day so you’ll be back behind the wheel in your newly customised car in virtually no time.
One pebble kicked back from the tires of a car in front of you can scar a custom paint job in a fraction of a second, leaving you with nothing more than a memory of how gorgeous your car used to be. The vinyl used for car wraps tends to withstand such abuse. Plus, it resists fading and oxidation.
Even if your wrap does get damaged, repairing it a simple matter of having the vinyl for that section reprinted and reinstalled—usually under £200 and less than an hour out of your day.
Face it — you’re not going to own the same car forever and when the time comes to sell it, you want to appeal to the largest market. A custom paint job limits your options to the car enthusiast market—more specifically, those who also share your exact style. That’s a pretty small pool of potential buyers. On the other hand, you can remove a car wrap in about an hour, returning it to its factory appearance and the paint will look just as good as the day you had the wrap installed because it has been protected by the vinyl meaning on average it’ll actually be worth £500 more than a car that hasn’t been wrapped.
The vinyl used in car wraps is the same material used on billboards with the added protection of a transparent laminate that adds another layer of protections and blocks UV rays. Unlike with paint, you will never have to wax again! All it takes to restore that “brand new” appearance is a simple wash with soap and water, and they’re even durable enough to handle today’s touchless car washes.
Car wraps are the clear winner!
The benefits of car wraps make them superior to custom paint jobs in many ways, and you can even utilise specialty materials with matte, carbon fiber, chrome, and other unique finishes.
If you’re interested in transforming your vehicle from a boring, factory appearance, to something that turns heads with a custom car wrap, please feel free to give us a call or make an appointment to pop along to Design Office.