FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Vehicle Wraps

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?


When purchasing a car, truck or RV wrap for you or your business, it comes down to one thing; how much do you want your business to be seen? With our in house graphic design, we have low, competitive prices and stay within your budget to get your new vehicle or fleet wrap on the street. A study from the American Trucking Association says that 91% of people notice words and pictures when displayed on trucks. By investing in a vehicle wrap, you are widening the area of impact of your advertising 3-fold. Vehicle wraps allow your company to advertise safely, without increasing your spending.




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.





Stickers

How do I set up my file?


Remember to design your file in CMYK at 300 or greater dpi and at size. Include instructions on a separate file or separate layer. Don't forget at least 1/8" of bleed and safety area/margins. Indicate die lines, hole punches, and kiss cuts on a separate layer. If you're unsure, please request a template from our design department. File types preferred are: .eps, .ai, .pdf, .tiff or .psd. We also accept .jpg files, but only if they're 300dpi or higher at final size.




What is a back print?


Back printing is black and white printing on the peel off part of your sticker. It can be used for additional artwork, or information highlighting your web address, CD release date, next gig, or whatever information you'd like to share.




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?


All sticker artwork should have an 1/8" safety area, or margin. This is the space between the die line and the live area of your sticker. Keep all text and graphics within the live (safety) area. As an example, if your sticker size is 4" x 4" then your text and graphics should be within 3.75" x 3.75".




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.




What is a clothing hang tag?


A clothing hang tag is basically a vinyl sticker with a hole punch (for hanging on t-shirts, etc). The 110 lb. sticker backing is printable (for sizes, web addresses, etc). Often times people use die cuts and/or kiss cuts to keep the design nice and tight.




What is a sticker business card?


Sticker face business cards are vinyl stickers printed onto a 110lb. backing paper. Your company info can be added to either side. A new spin on an old classic. Sticker face business cards cost between $158/1000 - $173/1000 (depending whether you print on the backing paper.) You can get pricing for sticker business cards using our pricing calculator. They cost the same as regular stickers - the size is up to you.




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?


We do offer a wide selection of in house dies, custom shape dies are available for a fee. We must see the artwork to properly price out the die.





Screen Printing

What can you screen print?


We can screen print T-Shirts, Stickers, Posters, Banners, Signs.




How do I set up a file?


We accept Illustrator and Photoshop files at 300DPI minimum. We ask that you outline all fonts, strokes, & embed all artwork (No Links). If you have any questions, or need a template, please email sales@bossprinting.com and we'd be happy to send one to you.




Do I need to give my art a bleed?


Some art files need bleed - Such as Stickers, Posters & Signage. We ask for at least 1/8" 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 sales@bossprinting.com. When naming your file please give it a specific name relating to the artwork you are uploading, please do not use any characters other than letters and numbers. (i.e. DO NOT USE: ""/'!@#$;)





Shipping

When are sticker orders due?


Sticker orders are due at least 5-7 business days before the required time of needing the stickers. For quantities over 10,000 please inquire as to how much time is needed.




What's your turnaround time?


Our standard turnaround time is 5-7 business days on most digital sticker orders, and 7-10 days on screen printed orders. For larger quantities (i.e. 10,000+) additional time may be needed - please inquire if large quantities are needed.




Can I get rushed shipping?


Yes, we offer rush shipping for an additional fee. Please feel free to contact us to get an estimate.




Do you ship internationally?


Yes, we ship internationally via FedEx Express or UPS. Please contact us for a shipping quote.




Do you offer blind shipping?


Yes, we do offer blind shipping, it must be made clear that blind shipping needed upon placing your order.




Can I contact you via the telephone?


Yes! Please call us at 888-386-4624. You can also email us at: sales@bossprinting.com, or use another form of contact on our contact us page.





Refund Policy

What is your Cancellation / Return Policy?


Boss Wraps LLC does not issue any refunds after 72 hours. Once a deposit has been made, your job has begun. In the case of returns or cancellations, credit will be issued for the amount of services rendered, less the cost of any expenses to date - including but not limited to: materials, samples, artwork time, site surveys, shipping, and non-returnable supplies, re-stocking fees. If you have any questions regarding our cancellation and refund policy, please contact us and we'd be happy to help.





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