Striking Car Designs Turns Heads and Increase Sales: Get Yours Today!

Placing a design on your car through the application of a vinyl wrap or decal is an extremely effective way in which to promote a business or simply transform the look of your vehicle.  Vinyl wraps are thin adhesive films with an adhesive backing, that are stretched over the paintwork of a vehicle and last up to 7 years.

The design process for a decal or vinyl wrap is pretty fast.  All you need is your logo, brand colors, a talented vinyl wrap designer, and a vague design concept. The professionals will do the rest.  Studies have proven vehicle advertising to be one of the most cost-effective forms of outdoor advertising available to small business owners. Graphical wraps can be installed on any car design on the market from a top-range Mercedes Benz, Audi, or BMW to a more affordable Toyota or Ford.

In today’s world, the automotive industry focuses on great aesthetics and function, but transportation design can be generic and lack personality. If you’re interested in the concept of individualizing your car with customized graphics, speak to Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 and create your vinyl graphic design today!

Reasons to install graphics on your car

  • Helps promote a business or service
  • Individualize your vehicle
  • Represents your personality and taste
  • Protects your paintwork
  • Quick to install
  • Removed without damaging the bodywork

Who installs graphics on their car?

  • Small and large business owners
  • Companies with a fleet of cars
  • Individuals with a passion for design
  • Anybody looking to create a unique, one of a kind vehicle

Where to put the exterior design on your car

Graphics on cars can either cover all of the bodywork, in what’s called a full wrap, or it can just be placed on certain sections of the car, in a partial wrap. Today’s automotive design uses both gentle curves to create a sleek and modern look. These curves are easily covered with vinyl car wrap as the material has been developed to mold into the smallest cracks and crevices presented by modern-day industrial design.

It makes sense to place your vinyl car design on the most prominent, flat surfaces of your vehicle, such as the hood, door, and trunk. By placing the most important lettering and aspects of the design in these prominent locations, you’re ensuring your car design receives as many impressions as possible.

Process for creating a great car graphic

At Tinting Chicago, we have a talented team of in-house designers who are ready to assist you with every step of your car graphic design journey.  They’ve worked for years as designers in the automotive industry, creating the most eye-popping graphics for cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles.

It can take as little as a few days to design, print, and install a car graphic, depending on the intricacy of the design and the workload of our designers.

  1. Supply brand colors, logo, and design ideas to graphics team
  2. Design team creates an electronic draft design
  3. Draft design sent so client for approval and changes
  4. Any changes made
  5. Design signed off
  6. Vinyl wrap graphically printed
  7. Wrap installed on a vehicle

Different types of car graphic designs

There’s no limit to the type of design that can be developed for the exterior of cars. Our design services will advise and direct you but you can also gather design inspiration online. Here are a few kinds of design looks you might want to consider:

  • Graffiti design look
  • Monochrome design look
  • Industrial design look
  • Vintage design look
  • Minimalist design look

Copy that typically features on vinyl car graphics

Research proves that copy needs to be kept to a minimum on car graphics. After all, if your car is spotted on the highway, it’s likely to be moving at high-speed and only visible for a matter of seconds.  The idea is to gain repeat exposure for the logo and the concept of the type of business or service you’re promoting.  Here are the key pieces of information to make sure you display:

  • Business name
  • Logo
  • Web address
  • Phone number
  • Social media handles

How much does a vinyl graphic for cars cost?

The exact cost of car graphics are variable depending on:

  • Brand of vinyl used
  • Intricacy of design features
  • Full wrap or partial wrap
  • Skill of installer

Frequently Asked Questions

Does vinyl graphics on cars fade?

No, vinyl graphics on cars don't fade with the sun, even after several years. They're specifically designed to repel UV rays and manufacturers' warranties normally cover fading issues.

Do many manufacturers give warranties for their vinyl car graphics?

In recent years, manufacturers of high-quality car graphics have developed warranties of at least two years for The installation of their films. The warranties protect against defects in material and workmanship.

How long will a vinyl design on a car last?

With vinyl wrap technology today, graphics on a car last for between 5 and 7 years, before they start to show wear and tear and need to be replaced. If you remember to look after your car wrap by avoiding automated car washes, cleaning off dirt or oil as quickly as possible, and avoiding the use of abrasive cloths and brushes, your wrap will stay in great shape for years to come.


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