Vehicle Graphic Tutorial

Vehicle Graphics

Designing your first Vehicle Wrap—From Start to Finish

Getting Started

Before you dive into your first vehicle wrap design, you need to be equipped with the right software and vehicle templates in order to achieve a design that will be ready to print true to scale.

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Foam and GatorFoam Boards

GatorFoam Board

Execution


When inquiring about GatorFoam and foam boards we want to make sure that your use for these boards is appropriate.  We will help guide you through which type of board is best for your needs however the general rule is that GatorFoam is more durable and versatile than foam boards.

Options


Foam and Gatorfoam boards can be mounted with any type of graphic film and can be finished with any one of our laminates such as: gloss, matte, anti-scratch, lustre, and satin. We can route Gatorfoam boards to any shape you need so give us a call if you want to add some dimensions to your signage.

 

Flatbed Printing

Flatbed Printing

Execution


When utilizing flatbed printing we must first select a substrate and then we will produce an artwork proof for your review at no charge.  Once the design and colors have been approved then we will put your artwork into production.

Options


There are so many options in terms of substrates and thicknesses that we recommend giving us a call so we can discuss what options will work best for your project.

Aluminum Signs

Sign Boards

Execution


With any order you place with us, we will create an artwork proof for your review that will not only show you the design but also the specs on your aluminum substrate so you know exactly how your aluminum sign will be.

Options


Aluminum sign boards vary in thickness from 0.02 to 0.1 however we offer a wide array of graphic films that can be mounted to your aluminum sign to showcase full color graphics.  In addition, you can finish off your sign with a UV laminate that comes in gloss, matte, and anti-graffiti.

Vending Machine Graphics

Vending Machine Graphics

Execution


Vending machine graphics start with a template either providing by our clients or custom created by our graphic department. Once a template is made, we work with our clients to figure out what components of the vending machine they want customized and then it’s a matter of selecting the appropriate graphic films to complete the job.

Options


Nearly all components of a vending machine can be customized with print and specialty films so we suggest giving us a call to further discuss what options will work best for you.

Header System Graphics

Header System Graphics

Execution


The first step in creating a header system is to obtain the machine’s dimensions & where the machine will be displayed.  We work within these parameters to create artwork proofs for your review and then we aid in selecting the appropriate materials based on you display needs.

Options


We have a wide array of substrates and graphic film so we’re confident that we’ll be able to achieve your desired look.  Please give us a call to discuss what options will work best for your header system graphics. All header system graphics can be cut into any shape & be mounted with a wide array of graphic films to achieve a spectacular custom feel.

 

Food Truck Wraps

Food Truck Graphics

Execution


The first step in producing a food truck wrap is to create a template for your particular make and model.  Many food trucks have custom fabricated features to accommodate the kitchen however we specialize in creating templates for food trucks so we understand the intricacies in adapting artwork for your vehicle.  Once a template is made, it’s a matter of approving a design and then we can get started.

Options


For food truck wraps and vehicle graphics in general, we utilize 3M ControlTac which is a premium vehicle graphic film unless you have a special request.  You have the option of selecting a matte or gloss finish.

Vehicle Restyling Wraps

Vehicle Restyling Graphics

Execution


Most vehicle restyling wraps are straight forward in the sense that once you pick your film then we’re ready to start installing however if you want to incorporate die-cut graphics or other styling elements we will provide an artwork proof for your review at no charge.

 

Options


We work primarily with 3M and Orafol wrap films which we believe are the most UV stable and provide the most extensive selection of colors and finishes.  However if you have a preference for a particular manufacturer or style that we do not offer, we will definitely abide by your special request.

 

Vehicle Striping

Vehicle Stripping

Execution


Whether you want a custom vehicle stripe or you want to mimic your vehicle’s manufacture’s striping, we will provide an artwork proof for your review that will illustrate exactly how your striping will look on your particular vehicle.

 

Options


We offer an extensive selection of colors, finishes, and textures so we recommend giving us a call so we may discuss your various options.

Kiosk Graphics

Orange county kiosk graphics

Execution


The first step in creating custom kiosk graphics is to create a template for the kiosk that we may use to interchange a graphic layout.  This crucial step can either be done by proving us with a drawing of the kiosk or for our graphic department to spec the machine manually through precise measurements.  Once we have a template then it’s a matter of deciding which films and finishes would work best for your project.

 

Options


The film options for our kiosk graphics depends on what type of surface your kiosk has; we use films to work with textured or non-textured surfaces so you will graphics that will not peel or separate from your kiosk.  All of our films can be finished with either a gloss or matte finish to enhance and protect your graphics but do not forget that we have specialty films such as anti-graffiti & anti-scratch that can be used upon request.

 

User Interface Graphics

User Interface Graphics

Execution


User interface graphics need to be made accurately to accommodate all features of the unit therefore we work with great precision to create templates that can be customized to reflect either branding or updated uses for the machine.  We highly recommend giving us a call so we can give you advice on facilitating your project.

 

Options


Due to the heavy interaction with users, we use a handful of graphic films that we’re confident will work for your user interface graphics.  All graphics can be finished with a matte, gloss, or anti-scratch finish so let us know if you have any special requests.

We’ve made custom user interface graphics for kiosks, vending machines, gas-pumps, multi-space parking meters, arcade and gaming machines, automated machines, motor vehicles & many more.

 

Fire Department Graphics

Fire Department Decals

Execution


Our fire department and emergency service graphics start with an artwork proof for your review.  Once our artwork is confirmed, we will produce and can install your graphics.

Options


When we work with public departments, we put an emphasis on creating vector artwork so we may scale and adapt your graphics to fit your unique needs.  We have a comprehensive selection of films and laminates that we can use for your particular usage.

Police Department Graphics

Government Decals

Execution


All of our police department graphics are first confirmed for accuracy with an artwork proof or sample for your review. After we have confirmation of design, colors, & dimensions then we will produce install your graphics.

Options


We work primarily with vector-based artwork so we can scale and adapt your graphics to fit your projects without any loss of resolution. We offer an extensive collection of films and laminates so we can tailor your order to fit your particular usage needs.

 

Park Signage

Park Signs

Execution


We can work within your existing signage or create a new concept for your park branding.  We have been working with state and local parks since 2000 so we understand the nature of the job.

Options


We offer a wide array of substrates, hardware, decals, way-finding signage, interpretive panels, and general park signage that will aid in the upkeep and appearance of your park. With all the various options, we recommend giving us a call to further discuss your park signage needs.

ADA Signage

ADA Signage

Execution


Due to regulations of ADA compliant signs, we are strict to observe & abide by the specifications set fourth by the American Disability Act, therefore we have premade templates for nearly all types of ADA signage.

Options


Though there are guidelines for compliant ADA signage, we offer a variety of substrates and finishes that can be customized to fit your aesthetic needs.

Regulatory Signage

Regulatory Signs

Execution


Regulatory signage is typically dictated by local regulations regarding specifications for sizing, font, film, and reflectivity therefore we would need to know your local requirements if any.

 

Options


We can customize your signage by selection of substrate, finish, & film however we recommend consulting your signage regulations prior to selecting options.

Interpretive Panels

Interpretive Panels

Execution


If you have the artwork for your interpretive panels then it’s a matter of choosing the proper hardware and media for your project. If you do not have the artwork, we’re more than happy to sit-down with you to discuss your ideas and work on a game plan for your graphic needs.

Options


Interpretive panels vary mainly by the hardware that is used to display your information. Hardware differs by aesthetics and how the hardware will be attached to your environment so give us a call so we can discuss what options are right for you.

Wayfinding Signage

Orange County Signs

Execution


Whether you have a system in place or need to establish one, we have the experience, means of manufacturing, and imagination to create a system or match your existing way-find signage. We sit-down with our clients and emphasize a few characteristics: (1) the signage should be concise and not make people think; (2) it should be succinct and only show what is needed; and (3) reduce any excessive information. We want to ensure that your signage serves its purpose therefore the planning stage is critical in producing a successful system.

Options


Way-Finding signage comes in many forms and we can design and produce all of it. Therefore, we recommend giving us a call to discuss what options will work best for your specific needs. We specialize in the production & design of directional board signs, directories, and decals along with fabricating custom signage to work with the features of an area.  If you have any questions on way-find signage, please give us a call to discuss your options.

Seals

Government Seal Decals

Execution


Whenever we create seals for state and local government, our first step is to obtain or create the correct artwork. Once we have your artwork on file, we swatch test key colors to ensure our seals match your existing graphics. After our artwork is approved, we then choose the proper media to fit your desired application.

Options


All seals can be made for different application such as window graphics, vehicle decals, dimensional signs, branding labels, etc. With these uses, we offer a wide array of media & finishes to guarantee that you will achieve your intended image. Our seals are made to last because of our unique thermal printing method that is the most UV-stable; yet we protect all our seals with a premium cast laminate to promote longevity.

Static Cling Decals

Static Cling Decal

Execution


Before applying static cling decals, you must properly clean the application surface with a cleaning solution to free the surface of debris and dust. We recommend applying static cling graphics wet with application fluid to have bubble free installation.

 

Options


Static cling graphics come in a matte or gloss finish and can be die-cut to any shape you need. We highly recommend keeping your static cling graphics as a one-piece decal because static cling decals do not work well with application tape.