A vinyl wrap for your boat, trailer, or vehicle is a big investment. In our opinion, wraps take your company to the next level. As most of you know, our fleet is wrapped by the Crystal Coast Graphics team in Jacksonville, N.C. This article is not a direct advertisement but rather a guide to help answer the question “What are you looking for when trying to find the best wrap provider?”
Our disclaimer is that we are not experts in the wrap field. However, over the years, we have become very familiar with the industry and often are asked questions about our experience with the wrap process. Here are our 5 steps to making the decision.
1. RESEARCH – There are a lot of companies that offer graphics and wrap services. It is important to do your research. One of the first things we suggest is doing a web search for companies. Start by visiting their website and social media pages and, if possible, visit/call their shop. Pay particular attention to their portfolio pages and don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions about the company, design process, and types of material used. We encourage you visit/call multiple wrap providers.
2. DESIGN – The design process is critical and should not be rushed. Take your time when it comes to the design. Provide the graphic artist as much detail as possible. It helps to provide images of wraps you like and is important to be ready to provide color schemes, text, and high resolution images/logos. If the purpose of your wrap is to advertise your brand, make sure it is kept clean and easy to read. It can be a costly mistake to make changes once the wrap is complete. Make sure you ask if your design and revisions are included in your written quote.
3. QUALITY – All wraps are not created equal. Make sure when you are comparing quotes that companies include the type of materials used for the wrap. This is important when you are comparing the quotes in order to ensure that the companies are using the same material on your project. The only way to ensure that your boat or vehicle wrap is installed properly is to use a professional company with a proven track record.
4. WRAP WARRANTY – Installing a wrap is an art. It requires attention to detail and a lot of patience. Warranty and customer service should be considered when choosing the right wrap company. This should be discussed and included in your quote.
5. CUSTOMER SERVICE – If installed correctly, and the right material is used, a wrap can last for years. However, if you have any issues, you want a company that stands behind their work.
To give you an idea of the work flow for a new wrap for our Ultimate Fishing Truck here are a few images. We worked closely with the Crystal Coast Graphics Team on this project and the end result was exactly what we were looking for.