Vehicle Wraps

What goes into a wrap

We take several things into account when figuring up the cost of a vehicle wrap.

  •  How large is the total area to be wrapped?
  • What are the surface conditions that the wrap material will be applied to? 
  • Are there rivets, screws, corrugations, seams, etc. that will require additional attention and labor?
  • How complex is the geometry to be wrapped? 
  • (a flat surface is a much different application than the spoiler and bumper of a car)
  • How long is the wrap intended to stay on the vehicle?
  • Are there windows involved that need to be covered with perforated window film in order to complete the graphic layout in the wrap design?
  • What are the design requirements? 
  • Is the wrap primarily a solid color with some cut vinyl accents, or is there significant information and/or imagery that needs to be carefully planned around and incorporated into the custom wrap design?
  • Is the client bringing artwork to use in the wrap design, or are we starting "from scratch"?

 

Because vehicle wrap design is such a critical part of the whole process, we start with design as a separate activity.  Based on the final wrap concept, we can then finalize the costs of a particular
wrap. Including the design activity, it's typical to see the fabrication and installation of full vehicle wraps for cars and vans be priced around $2,700 - $3,200 depending upon the factors listed above.  

 

Sometimes a full wrap isn't necessary to accomplish what you're trying to do with vehicle
advertising, and partial vehicle wraps can be a great option to consider.  Partial wraps can still be extremely effective from a visual and marketing perspective - we'll help you work within your budget!

 

 A Quick Word on Solid Color Wraps / Color Change Wraps

It's important to note as well that solid color wraps (such as the popular matte black wrap) generally require more labor and attention to finishing details than do full color vehicle wraps.  With full color wrap graphics, the vehicle's original paint color often blends in visually in locations such as door seams where the wrap doesn't cover the paint. However, this isn't always the case for solid color wraps, where the vehicle's original paint can really stick out like a sore thumb if all the visible regions

haven't been fully covered.  As such, we generally remove quite a bit of body hardware in order to make sure that solid color vehicle wraps thoroughly cover all the nooks and crannies.  The additional labor associated with this level of detail increases the cost of this type of a color change vehicle
wrap relative to a standard advertising car wrap.

 

 GENERAL
COSTS SUMMARY (for most cars, vans, trucks)

 Wrap design: $250 (partial wrap) -$350 (full wrap), including up
     to 2 revisions
Partial wraps: typically $1,200 - $2,000 after design is complete
Full wraps: typically $2,200 - $2,700 after design is complete
Color change full
     wraps: typically $3,600 - $4,500
     depending upon the vehicle size, original color, the new color, and body
     complexity