How to Design Your Own Vehicle Wrap

26 Nov 2020 Vinyl Wraps

If you are looking to design your own vehicle wrap to be installed by a professional car wrap company, it is important to consider a couple of important tips. Many car wrap installers also have a team of in-house design specialists that can design attractive partial or full car wraps as part of their service packages and, at Wrap Guys America, we are a one-stop shop for all car wrapping needs. We realize that many people want to be able to design their own vehicle wraps, so we are always happy to offer insight into the best way to do this for yourself.

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Designing Your Own Car Wrap

If you are planning on designing your own vehicle wrap, the first step that you should take is to speak with the installer who will be used to implement your car wrap. It is important to know what they will need in order to get the car wrap printed properly and follow your vision. If you plan on drawing the wrap design out and having them render it digitally, it is also good to establish expectations by discussing the wrap with them first. Virtually anything is possible when it comes to car wrap designs, but it is important to know the prices and complications that can be encountered for different designs. Some other tips to keep in mind when designing the vehicle wrap include:

Establish Your Intention

There are many different reasons to wrap a car. Many people simply want to create something awesome for personal use, while others might need the car wrap to market their business. If you are designing a wrap as a means of marketing or to get a message across to those who see the vehicle, it is important to establish what that message is ahead of time and use the wrap design to reinforce it. If your plan is to reinforce a brand, keep in mind what you want the viewer to take away from the message.

Assess the Vehicle’s Curves and Lines

Even if you are working with a panel van or bus, the car wrap is not necessarily a flat canvas. Good car wrap designs go all the way around a vehicle, so it is best to design the car wrap overtop of a scale image of the car itself.

Keep Messaging Simple

Any written messaging on a car wrap needs to be simple, straightforward, and easy to see. Make sure that you also offer ways for your audience to act on what they see. Car wraps tend to go by pretty quickly, so use minimal written copy if possible.

If you would like to learn more about how to design your own vehicle wrap, or to find out more information about the different types of vinyl wraps that we offer at Wrap Guys America, please contact our team and we can help you get started on your car wrap project.