The Process of Wrapping Vehicles

Eye-catching graphics make vehicle wraps a powerful marketing tool. If you are considering adding vehicle wraps to your list of products, Ordant can help.

Our cutting-edge print IS software for vehicles includes the capability of price estimating for nearly 5,000 vehicle body types. It also features an intuitive interface, various modules customizable to your print business, internet-based convenience, and web-to-print storefronts.

The process of wrapping vehicles requires patience and precision. But converting a conventional car or truck into a moving billboard is a burgeoning aspect of the print industry that can be lucrative.

Here’s look at how vehicle wrapping works and how we make it work for you:

  • Graphics are computer-generated at a scale. Once the digital files are approved by the client, they are printed on self adhesive vinyl via a large format printer. The number of vinyl panels required depends on the size of the vehicle and the extent of the wrap. A partial wrap requires fewer panels. Minimizing material waste is critical for a cost effective (and profitable) vehicle wrap shop.
  • The vehicle is prepared with a thorough cleaning. Soap residue may prevent wrap panels from sticking. Side mirrors, handles, and raised metal logos may be removed and replaced once wrapping is complete.
  • Application of the vehicle’s vinyl sheets is painstaking. The actual wrapping is so exacting, the job has become a certified profession. Adhering each panel to the vehicle body, wrappers must take care to line up images and lettering, and make sure seams are undetectable. Rear windows are wrapped with a perforated panel that can be seen through from the inside of the vehicle. Wrapping a large vehicle such as a van can take few days.

Ordant’s print MIS software can be the foundation of your vehicle wrapping business. Call us today at 1-888-861-5228, or request a free demo to learn more.


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