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Looking for a car wrap in Middle, TN? Here's what you need to know.

Posted on September 19, 2014 | Posted by Brooke Randell

We get more questions every day about vehicle wraps than we do about any other type of signage. Not sure what it is about vehicle wraps, but everyone seems to want in on the action! But before you call in to get a quote on your project, here are a few of the most common questions we get answered.

12-Point SignWorks wrap installersYou can get a wrap as detailed or as simple as you want. For this car, our installers are even wrapping the door jambs.

Can I get a wrap to hide my peeling paint?

Short answer? No. If your paint is starting to look a little dull or burnished, getting a wrap should be fine. But if your paint or clearcoat is actually peeling, rusting, deeply scratched, or dented, then a wrap isn't a solution. Vinyl wrap material is like a thin second-skin to your vehicle. Although it will completely hide the original color of your vehicle, the texture of your vehicle is going to show through. So if you have sharp rusted spots on your car then the vinyl will show their bumpy surface instead of smoothing them out.

Can I get vinyl over the windows of my vehicle?

Yes! The back windows of your vehicle can be covered with window perforated vinyl. This allows whatever design or image you have on the body of your car to continue on the windows, while allowing the driver to be able to see out from the inside. Window perf vinyl has thousands of tiny holes in the material that allow for it to appear opaque from the outside and translucent from the inside—it's kind of the opposite of pointillism in that removing instead of adding dots makes the image clearer.

Can you put this JPEG of my logo on the car?

Maybe. If it's a really, really big JPEG it might work, but for the most part logos and other designs that are sent to us in image format (JPEG, PNG, etc.) will become pixelated and blurry when printed out for a vehicle wrap. This is because they are raster and not vector images. Raster images are made up of hundreds or thousands of tiny dots of color called pixels. When you try and resize raster images to a larger size then the pixels get blown out and less crisp. Vector images, on the other hand, are based on geometric equations and not individual pixels. When your graphic designer made your logo he or she probably made it in an art program like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. These programs create vector images that remain crisp and clear no matter what size you change them to. It's much better to send these versions of your logo to a printer or wrap installer. The logo on your website is a mere fraction of the size of the one you want on your car, so if you just copy and send us the PNG or JPEG version off of your company website, it will look really bad blown up to the size you need.



Yogi Bear Wrap for Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp ResortWe did this wrap for the Yogi Bear Jellystone Camp Resort in Cave City, KY.

Can I get my favorite superhero/Disney character/cartoon character put on my vehicle?

It all depends on whether or not you can get permission. For example, we were able to create a van wrap with characters from Yogi Bear on it because it was for a campground that had licensing and permission to use the Hanna Barbera characters. But, we legally couldn't print out a bunch of Disney princesses for a wrap on your 16-year-old daughter's car or the Avengers for the back of your van because it's not our intellectual property. Our graphic designers are always happy to come up with designs that are similar or in the theme of what you want without infringing on copyright laws. 

How about logos from other companies?

This one is tricky too. There are a lot of people who want sponsorship logos from companies like Red Bull or Monster Energy to put on their cars, truck or Motocross bike. If you can show that one of those companies is actually sponsoring you, or if they've sent you advertising stickers, we'd be happy to put the logos on your vehicle. Otherwise, you'll probably be infringing on copyrights.

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