FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Wrap?
Vehicle Wraps are essentially a high quality, high resolution sticker for your car, van or truck. With a car wrap, you can truly maximize your advertising potential by making your ad mobile. Our vehicle wraps are cost effective and can provide you business with a new look. Traditional advertising methods would suggest the more money you spend, the more advertising you will receive; but with a moving vehicle wrap, you only have to pay a one-time fee to advertise and be seen by a whole city! Vehicle wraps allow you to control who and where your wrap will be seen. The more you drive, the more exposure your business will get.
Is a Wrap Cost Effective?
What is the range of vehicle wraps?
We offer a wide range of car, truck and van wraps. It doesn't have to be a full vehicle wrap, either! You can choose from decals or window perforation, to a quarter wrap all the way to a full car wrap. Whether you want to advertise your business, yourself, or even just change the color of your car, Boss Printing has the options. We can wrap your car, truck, van, motorcycle, sport bike, semi-truck, or even your boat! Vehicle wraps are one of the most popular out of home advertising methods in the market today. Whether you need wraps for one car or twelve, contact us today and let us put your ideas in motion.
How long does the process take?
The part of the process that we like spending the majority of the time is the development of the concept that will go on the vehicle. The length of this depends directly on how much direction you already have for the graphics. After the graphic stage is finalized and we enter production it takes between 5 to 10 days to have the wrap fully installed.
Can the wrap be removed later?
Absolutely. The wrap is actually stuck to the vehicle using heat and pressure-sensitive adhesives that can be reactivated by our installers. The removal process is generally very short, though it does fluctuate from vehicle to vehicle depending on how old the wrap is, how well it was cared for, and it's original installation method.
How long will the wrap stay on my vehicle?
Normally, a wrap can stay between 4 to 6 years on the vehicle depending on the treatment that is given to it. A wrap that has been properly cared for according to our wrap care sheet (provided to all clients when the vehicle is completed) could last even longer!
Do I have to wash my vehicle before installation?
Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, pollen, and other agents that may slow down the installation process. A simple, no-wax and no-frills car wash ensures that the wrap is installed without dust or debris causing wrinkles and imperfections.
How long do you need my vehicle for installation?
Installation time varies according to the size of the vehicle and the extent of the graphics applied. Normally, the average vehicle takes between one and two days.
How do I set up my file?
What is a back print?
What is a bleed?
Artwork must bleed an 1/8" beyond the die cut/knife cut on all sides. The die cutting machine can shift up to 3/32". A 1/8" bleed will ensure that the machine won't cut into your design. A bleed does not count towards your final sticker size - you do not pay for a bleed because it is cut off. As an example, if your sticker size is 4" x 4" then the file you submit should be 4.25" x 4.25".
What is the safety area?
What is a kiss cut?
A kiss cut is a conforming die that "kisses" the surface of the vinyl and doesn't cut through the backing paper. The kiss cut allows the individual location to be peeled, leaving the rest of the sticker untouched. Remember when creating a kiss cut, to indicate it on a separate layer and to leave 1/8" on either side of the kiss cut to allow for a safety area. There should also be 1/4" between cuts, so if your kiss cut runs parallel with the die cut, each of them need 1/8" for a total of 1/4" between cuts.
Do you offer slit backing?
Yes we do offer slit backing, please inquire as to a cost.
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Are your stickers waterproof, weatherproof, and fade resistant?
All of our screen printed stickers are made of an outdoor-caliber, durable, waterproof, industrial strength vinyl with an aggressive permanent adhesive. Our stickers have a 3-5 year effective capability against any weather. Clear gloss UV coating is available to increase the life expectancy of the sticker.
Do you have a standard pre-sized die(s) we can use?
What can you screen print?
We can screen print T-Shirts, Stickers, Posters, Banners, Signs.
How do I set up a file?
Do I need to give my art a bleed?
Are your inks weather proof?
We use the highest quality UV inks for all our custom screen printing. Stickers, T-Shirts, Posters, Banners, etc. are printed to last a very long time. We can also add a clear UV coating to extend the life of your product.
Can you match colors?
Yes, we can match colors! We use a Pantone color matching system. If you need us to match colors we ask you to provide us with the specific Pantone number upon ordering. A color matching fee of $10.00 will be applied per color.
What is your standard turnaround time?
Our standard turnaround time is 7-10 business days for screen printing, though it may vary according to our production schedule. Expedited turnaround is frequently available at a higher rate. If you need your stickers by a certain date, please include that information when requesting a quote to ensure we get you an accurate price to complete your job in time.
How do I submit a file to you?
You can send a file via: Submit Artwork (2gb Max) or the button that is at the top of the web page. If your smaller is smaller than 20mb, you may also email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are sticker orders due?
What's your turnaround time?
Can I get rushed shipping?
Yes, we offer rush shipping for an additional fee. Please feel free to contact us to get an estimate.