Vehicle Graphics and Van Signage info and guidance

– How van graphics can help your business!

Vehicle signage is nothing new and always been a great way to promote your business vehicle. You may be wondering where to start as there are so many different types of vehicles and the design process can be endless. Van signage is probably the most popular with most businesses owning a van they wish to have van signs applied too.

The technology behind cheap vehicle graphics has not changed, but the types of vinyls, colours and finishes has evolved massively in the last few years. Never before do we believe it has been cheaper to graphic your business vehicles with vehicle graphics.

There are many different qualities of materials on the market, but you still get what you pay for. Quality materials can easily be removed when required, leaving little or not residue from the glues. Cheap vinyls tend to become very brittle with age making the removal process difficult and time consuming.

Its difficult to see the difference when the vinyl is on a roll, but we would always recommend asking your vehicle graphics company what materials they are using. This will save a lot of time and effort at the point the vehicle is replaced or sold in the future.

The technology behind van decals has not changed, but the types of vinyls, colours and finishes has evolved massively in the last few years. Never before do we believe it has been cheaper to graphic your business vehicles with vehicle graphics. It does not matter whether you are looking for complete vehicle wraps or basic car graphics, the options are endless.

There are many different qualities of materials on the market, but you still get what you pay for. Quality materials can easily be removed when required, leaving little or not residue from the glues. Cheap vinyls tend to become very brittle with age making the removal process difficult and time consuming.

Its difficult to see the difference when the vinyl is on a roll, but we would always recommend asking your vehicle graphics company what materials they are using. This will save a lot of time and effort at the point the vehicle is replaced or sold in the future.

If you don’t own a van, car signs can be equally effective, car signwriting is generally cheaper than van signage. Add graphics for cars allows to to still advertise without the need of a van. Auto graphics could also include car magnets which can be removed whenever required. There are many options available including car vinyls, car wraps and decals.

Many manufacturers offer vinyls suitable for car graphics and vehicle signwriting , some are for basic graphics, other suitable for vehicle wrapping called Polymetric Vinyl. Vehicle Wrapping vinyl is more durable and can be heated and stretched to follow the contours of your vehicle.

Mactac film produce a range of high end performance vinyls with a life of up to 10 years. Depending the the vehicle graphics vinyl used affects the overall life you can expect from the product, but most will come with a minimum of 5 years. The Mactac 9800 series is a very flexible which provides great conformability on both flat and curved surfaces.

Some of the Mactac product colours are available in gloss and matt finishes, along with some textures available within specific ranges. We have included the Mactac 9800 Pro swatches attached below.

You are probably thinking how will this work with the images I want added to my van signwriting? In this scenario, the graphics are printed on white polymetric vinyl using a UV printer and then laminated. The life of printed material is generally up to 7 years. You can of course have a mix of printed graphics with colour vinyls, the best route would be advised by the vehicle graphics team before production.

Why would I want van sign writing?

Everytime your van, car, lorry or bus is being used, it is providing you and your business with free advertising. Imagine you are a builder and working on a extension project, you fleet of vans could be parked outside someones property for months advertising your services.

Partial vehicle wraps and van vinyls allow you to select the areas of the vehicle you wish to cover. This could be just the rear windows or a small portion of the side with a logo and contact details. Vehicle vinyl graphics can look great and if professionally designed can give your business a bigger, better, look. Have a good look around a other businesses vehicle sign writing for ideas as this can make the process more simple.

It is worth mentioning that you are always best to apply van sign writing to a vehicle which is clean and free from damage where possible. At the end of the day these graphics are representing your business. Nobody is going to choose to use a company who is driving around in a battered, dirty vehicle.

So where do you start with you Vehicle Graphic project?

  1. Provide the vehicle make and model to your vehicle graphics provider. They can then select the exact vehicle template from 1000’s of available templates.
  2. Select the base colour you require for your vehicle graphics. You have the options to Plasti dip your entire vehicle first in the colour of choice. Vehicle wrap the entire vehicle or just apply graphics to suitable areas, the choice is yours!
  3. The designer will produce mock ups of your sign written vans to you via email using the vehicle templates.
  4. Once you have agreed on the details, colours, finishes required, you can move to the fitting process, it’s that simple.
  5. Auto graphics are printed and cut ready for application.

This all sounds expensive right? Not at all, your van graphics cost as little as £149.00 + VAT, depending on the exact requirements.

It does not matter if you have one vehicle or a fleet requiring vehicle graphics, it is still advertising your business. Promoting your business and brand has never been so simple and cost effective.

If you are unsure of what you want we have extensive experience of van graphic ideas.