What is the process for buying signs or banners from Texas Car Wraps?
Texas Car Wraps not only offers vehicle wraps but we also provide a simple and painless sign purchasing process for our clients.
Consultation – Our experienced sign consultants will discuss the specific needs of your business and the advertising goals that you would like to achieve. Our team will develop a clear understanding of what your signage needs are and will offer solutions that are relevant to your requirements and pricing limitations. We will conduct a site survey of your commercial business location and will research sign permitting limitation in your municipality to make sure that your sign conforms to code requirements for your location. All orders require a 50% deposit before any production work begins.
Graphic Design – Our skilled graphic designers will design your sign to scale and will supply you with a digital rendering of what your sign will look like. Additional design charges may apply to revisions beyond the original signage request. Depending upon complexity, you will receive your digital rendering of your sign within 5 business days of placing your order. Once you approve your sign rendering, we will submit your sign rendering to your local municipality for approval. Once your permit is approved, we will begin fabrication of your new sign. Permitting fees will vary based on the type and size of your sign and may take several weeks. Call one of our sign service representatives for more information. 210-286-3052
Production – Production for signs may be as little as one day for small or simple signs or may be as long as several weeks in the case of channel letters or other large sign fabrication. When we complete production, our quality control team members will double check your order for accuracy and make sure that your sign is within the required specifications discussed during the consultation. We will call you when your order is ready for customer pick-up or we will schedule installation by our sign installation experts. Any outstanding balance is due upon customer pick-up or installation.
Installation – Texas Sign Solutions offers sign and banner installationn in the following cities – San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Portland and Ingleside.
How much does it cost to have a vehicle wrapped?
As a producer of high quality vehicle wraps in San Antonio and Central Texas, one of the most frequently asked questions about vehicle wraps concerns the costs associated with the production and installation of quality vehicle wrap advertisements. The answer to this question can be quite different depending on all of the variables involved. The following is a list of some of the most important factors that affect the cost of a vehicle wrap:
The first and largest factor that determines the cost of a vehicle wrap is the size of a vehicle. Vehicle wrap surface areas vary greatly in size. A vehicle wrap is typically measured in square foot units. A very small sub-compact car or Jeep can measure less than 100 square feet. On the other side of the spectrum, the surface area of a large motorhome or bus can easily exceed 1,000 square feet. All other factors being equal, a motorhome or RV should cost about 10 times more than a small vehicle.
Recommended cost saving measures: Request a partial vehicle wrap. A partial vehicle wrap designed by a professional designer can be made to look attractive by the use of complimentary colors to the vehicle’s paint and the use of strategic graphic transition locations.
The second factor that will affect the cost of a vehicle wrap is the shape of the vehicle. For example, a cargo trailer wrap will cost less per square foot than a SUV of a similar square footage. A vehicle that has a more “squared” shape will cost less that a vehicle that has a lot of curves, the reason for this is the waste factor. A vehicle wrap is normally printed in rectangle shapes. A vehicle that is oddly shaped will have excess material trimmed off and thrown away during the installation process. A vehicle with lots of curves will also take substantially more time to install, therefore increasing labor costs.
Recommended cost saving measures: Choose a vehicle that has less curves and that has a shape that will create less waste. An experienced vehicle wrap company can help you determine which vehicles in your fleet can be wrapped at the most efficient cost.
The third factor that affects the cost of a vehicle wrap is the graphic design time involved. A simple graphic design can be created in as little as a few hours. A complex graphic design can take dozens of hours. Vectorization and logo recreation can add to design time, ultimately adding substantial cost to the vehicle wrap.
Recommended cost saving measures: Keep your car wrap graphic design clean and simple. Remember, a vehicle wrap is a moving billboard and is usually only seen for a few seconds while driving by. Your vehicle wrap design should be clean and concise to assist with visual clarity. One of the biggest issues that happens during the vehicle wrap design phase is that many corporate vehicle wrap clients cannot find their previously designed vector graphics. Keep track of all vector based company logos created before the beginning of a new wrap to avoid having to pay for logo recreation a second time.
Other special factors that will affect the cost of vehicle wraps is the use of highly specialized car wrapping films. There are now more choices than ever before of a films color, finish and textures available in the 3M 1080 series of films. The 3M automotive family of films now include carbon fiber adhesive vinyl that is available in black, silver and white colors. Some other very specialized films available are metallic and mirror finished chrome adhesive vinyl. Chrome colored vinyl for vehicle wraps is available in Silver, Red and Blue Chrome colors. Chrome and metallized films are visually spectacular, but are also some of the most expensive films available for vehicle wraps. Special installation techniques and tools must be used in the application of chrome vehicle wrap films. Ask the experts at Texas Car Wraps about how to add mega bling to your car with vibrant colored chrome automotive films.