Vehicle Wrapping by Camfree Signs & Graphics Ltd
Our number one priority when vehicle wrapping is that you feel comfortable with our professional team working on your vehicle wrap. Vinyl vehicle wraps are a fantastic form of both advertising and customising your vehicle. All of our fitters are highly trained across a variety of vinyl manufacturers and know how to get the best results from every vehicle wrap.
Vehicle Wrapping Aims and Practices
The environment in which the wrap is installed is one of the largest reasons for failures. If installed in damp or to cold conditions the vinyl becomes brittle and less conformable. Our premises are cleaned before the vehicle enter, again cleaned after we have removed any fixtures and then again cleaned before the commencement of vinyl wrap installation.
We control our unit climate so that all fitting of wrap material adheres to the standard temperature zones of between 16 degrees – 21 degrees as recommended by Avery, 3M, Arlon and most other wrap material manufacturers. This alleviates problems such as peeling edges, cracks in the material or dirt under the vinyl. This is crucial to any vehicle wrap.
The equipment required to wrap a vehicle depends on if the design is printed, mainly for advertising purposes, or for a colour change wrap. If a printed wrap our solvent Mimaki Jv33 wide format digital printer comes into its own, vibrant colours and bespoke design ensure quality results every time. As our printer is solvent all wraps are required to be hung to gas for at least 24-48 hrs before laminating to ensure all prints have cured. And reduce failure.
We will design your vehicle wraps and graphics using SignLabs and print all our wraps using Mimaki RASTERLINK PRO 6 to ensure vibrant results every time. We will provide you with a design on a scaled model of your vehicle so you as the customer can see exactly what you are getting .
This is another important area that can determine the outcome of your wrap. Camfree Signs & Graphics Ltd always quote on using premium vinyl films from manufacturers such as 3M, Hexis, Avery, Mactac. Other films are available however as with all things in life, you get what you pay for! Cheap Chinese films available on-line may look attractive, but when you weigh up the cost of having the vehicle wrapped twice because the first film failed it becomes less attractive.
Camfree Signs and Graphics Ltd have been wrapping vehicles since 2008 although combined experience of wrapping within the company is over 40 years.
Vehicle Wrapping Process
- Clean workshop of all dust
- Introduce vehicle and prepare for vehicle wrapping
- Remove all fixtures (door handles, mouldings light bumper etc.) depending on what parts of the vehicle are to be wrapped
- Clean the workshop again
- Clean vehicle including door seals twice to remove grease and dirt
- Clean the workshop again ready for applying the vehicle wrap
- Make sure fitting temperature is between 16-21 degrees
- With two fitters installing the wrap apply and heat in creases (90degrees – 100 degrees) according to material manufacturer’s advice. Use a temperature gauge to ensure the material is set
- Replace all fixtures and fittings after the vehicle wrap has been applied
- Wax the finished result, unless it’s a Matt colour vehicle wrap
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KEEPING YOUR WRAPPED VEHICLE CLEAN
Use a non detergent soap, a bucket of warm water and a soft sponge. Initially thoroughly rinse the car to get rid of dust, this will minimise the risk of scratching the wrap during the wash process.
Clean the vehicle as you would normally with a bucket and sponge. Do not wax or polish the wrap especially on matte finishes; you may create a gloss finish.
Try to avoid using a high power jet wash on areas where the edge of the film is exposed. Try to avoid automatic car washes; the brushes can damage the wrap especially on a hot day when the vinyl can be softer than normal.
If a wrap fails it is usually due to poor post heating or incorrect installation. Camfree Signs & Graphics Ltd take all precautions pre and post fitting a vehicle wrap to alleviate potential failures.