Full Car Wraps vs. Partial Car Wraps

Full Car Wraps vs. Partial Car Wraps

When it comes to promoting your business, nothing beats vinyl wraps. A well-designed vehicle wrap will catch people’s eye and make a lasting impression – after all, they’re pretty hard to miss!

But which option is best for your needs? A full car wrap? A partial wrap? Or perhaps individual placed vehicle graphics? This post will give you a quick overview of each option and discuss some of the pros and cons of each to help you make a more informed decision. As always, if you have any questions or need advice on which car wrap option would best suit you, our signage experts are standing by to help!

OK, let’s jump in…

Full Car Wraps

If you want maximum impact and that WOW factor, a full vehicle wrap will be the best choice. With a full wrap, every panel of your car, truck, or van is wrapped.

Pros of a full car wrap…

  • Gives your vehicle a unique one of a kind look
  • Protects your vehicles paint against minor scratches and fading
  • Attention-grabbing and memorable
  • Can be used to change the entire color of your vehicle

Cons of a full car wrap…

  • Cost more than a partial wrap or individually placed graphics
  • The design can make or break the effectiveness of your wrap, so it’s best to enlist the help of a professional graphic designer with experience in graphic design.

Partial Car Wraps

A partial vehicle wrap will typically cover 30-70% of your vehicle surface. A partial car wrap might just include the back of the vehicle, or perhaps just the sides.

Pros of a partial car wrap…

  • Cheaper compared to a full car wrap
  • With careful design and planning, they can be as effective as a full wrap

Cons of a partial car wrap…

  • Your vehicle color will be visible which could clash with your branding
  • The exposed panels will be subject to scratching and fading.

A third option…individually cut vehicle graphics!

While a full or partial wrap will offer a more professional look, if budget is a big factor, then vehicle lettering and graphics would be a great option for you. They differ from full and partial car wraps, in that each element is individually cut from vinyl. If you’re in the construction or plumbing industry for example, and only want to display your logo, contact information and a brief rundown of the services you offer, vehicle graphics would be a good choice compared to a wrap

Pros of vehicle graphics and lettering…

  • Much more affordable when compared to a partial or full wrap
  • Quicker and easier to install so you’ll spend less time without your vehicle

Cons of vehicle graphics and lettering…

  • They can cause ghosting when the graphics are removed as the paintwork beneath the graphic will be more protected from outside elements.

We hope this post helped clear up some of the confusion between full car wraps, partial car wraps, and vehicle graphics. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have another blog post here, which discusses some of the common questions customers ask about wraps, and another post here, which covers some of the business benefits of car wraps.

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