All About Vinyl Wraps

Materials Used

Typically made from 2-3.5 mill material, wrap vinyl works sort of like a sticker and can be applied mainly to smooth surfaces for purposes of customization. This customization can also be used as advertising material for a brand or company.

There are two types of vinyl materials used in wraps. The cast vinyl and the calendered vinyl. 

Cast Vinyl

The cast vinyl is typically utilized in cars, buses, and other vehicles as it creates a paint-like texture on the surface. This material is known to stretch fairly easily; allowing it to adhere to the deep creases and recessed areas. This vinyl is usually more expensive than calendered vinyl. However, it is the most preferred material of vendors because it typically maintains its look for a long time. Another benefit of using cast vinyl materials is that the sheets do not shrink when going through the manufacturing process. 

Calendered Vinyl

This type of vinyl wrap material is cheaper in price when compared to cast vinyl. A downside, however, is that it is not easy to mend with other colors. Further, calendered vinyl does not stretch as easily as its counterparts, for that reason, it is not particularly good to use on cars, busses, or other vehicles with lots of curves or recessed areas. though it does work well on boxed trucks and vehicles with flat surfaces.

Even though most vendors do not very much prefer calendered vinyl, it can be produced in greater quantities in a shorter amount of time, which can be beneficial.

What vinyl wraps can be used for?

The first iteration is the exterior adhesive vinyl. This kind of wrap can be utilized on windows and vehicles; to customize your ride to fit your particular style.

As far as car wraps go… you have nearly any color you can imagine you also have a color flip and psychedelic options as well as chrome wraps. As mentioned before you can also use your wrap for branding purposes.

More than just aesthetically pleasing, the artistic graphics in the wrap also help deflect the harsh sun rays. They absorb and lessen the intake of heat that the sun lets off. With each car wrap having a lifespan of 7-10 years, it certainly saves you many years of heartache for the price at hand. You’ll thank yourself later.

Next in line is the frost vinyl which is often used in the windows of shopping malls and meeting rooms around the world. It is unique in that it allows light to pass through into rooms and windows while controlling the amount that comes in. Typically, a frosted vinyl is a type of wrap that is made of glass, and just like the exterior grade vinyl, it also lasts for 7-10 years — bringing with it a decade of usefulness and value. 

The final type of vinyl wrap is the artisan textured vinyl. This unique iteration serves as a perfect wall decoration and is much easier to install compared to other types of vinyl in its field. It sticks very well on walls and has a great lifespan that makes it a tremendous value. This can transform a plain wall into a creative haven while showcasing a good taste in art in every corner.

Different Uses of Vinyl Wraps

Aside from cars, vinyl wraps can be used for banners and advertising as well. If you are going to advertise a product or brand,  using vinyl wraps in your banners can make you stand out from the competition.  Not simply limited to these services, vinyl wraps can also be used on appliances, chairs, tables, walls, windows, floors,  doors, and boxes. At the end of the day, vinyl wrap is the perfect material for any surface you want to wrap — no matter what the reason or occasion is.