Vehicle wraps in Baton Rouge are a fantastic way to promote your business at a relatively low cost in comparison to other forms of advertising over time. That being said, car wraps require a fairly substantial upfront investment, usually averaging three to four thousand dollars for a full coverage application. It is natural to want to shop around for the lowest price on such a large ticket purchase, but it is important to keep in mind that many sign companies in Baton Rouge that offer low cost wraps may be using inferior materials. Here’s what you need to know:

Vehicle wraps in Baton Rouge are created by printing graphics onto vinyl and vinyls are not all created equal. There are many different grades of vinyl that are a product of the formulations and production processes used in their creation. These different grades vary greatly in their price, durability, and the surfaces to which they can be applied to and removed from cleanly. For car wraps it is especially important that a high grade cast vinyl be used in order to ensure both that the graphics will hold up over time, and be able to be removed without causing damage to the underlying paint.

In order to lower their costs some sign companies in Baton Rouge may use what is called a calendared vinyl instead of a cast vinyl. These types of vinyl are distinguished by their different production methods and formulations. Cast is the superior material, especially for car and truck wraps, because it is produced in a process that does not place any stress on the material itself. This has several advantages.  The first is that it creates a material that is very thin. This allows cast material to conform to the curvature of vehicles surfaces, including channels and rivets. Although this material is thinner, it is less likely to tear. Cast vinyl is also subject to far less shrinkage than any other type of material.

Cost is obviously a factor in any business purchase but it is also important to understand the quality of the product for which you are paying. Don’t be fooled into getting a vehicle wrap that could fall apart or destroy the paint on your car or truck. At Beacon Images: Next Day signs we use only top of the line, 3M cast material for our wraps. This product is expected to last up to 10 years and is warranted for seven by the mafufacturer. If you’re interested in finding out more about car and truck wraps in Baton Rouge call Beacon Images at 225-924-2550.