Monster Image wants to put you in the driver’s seat to mobilize your brand and advertising. Vehicle wraps allow you to take advantage of opportunities already on the table and ensure the message you are communicating is by design.
Vehicle graphics are one of the most effective and cost efficient forms of branding & advertising available, and they extend your brand’s voice to the highways, businesses and neighborhoods of your customers in Orange County, Los Angeles County and nationwide.
When driven around town or parked near a busy intersection, a vehicle wrap in Orange County can attract the attention of 15,000—35,000 consumers per day depending on the size of your market.
That’s unbeatable advertising and exposure for your business. Vehicle wraps can increase sales, brand recognition, and drive potential customers right to you. At Monster Image, we can provide personalized design, production, and installation of vinyl graphics for fleets, vehicles, and trailers nationwide. Together we’ll turn your vehicle’s blank canvas into a marketing machine.
When it comes to vehicle wraps in Orange County, Los Angeles County or nationwide, Monster Image provides the highest level of quality in design, printing and installation. Today’s marketing campaigns can be extremely unique, and we want to maintain all of these creative elements when we design your vehicle wrap.
When Monster Image began wrapping vehicles in Orange County and Los Angeles, we were drawn to the opportunity of bringing a vision to life. Today, we continue to strive at producing eye catching and one of a kind car wraps. Let Monster Image help your brand get recognized, whether it is driving the 405 freeway in Southern California, or simply parked in front of your customers’ office.
When we start a car or truck wrap design, each vehicle model presents it’s own unique challenges. There are several features that need to be considered, so that the graphic does not get overshadowed. The message must remain legible, logos need to be consistent with branding, and most important, it has to look spectacular!
At Monster Image, we embrace these challenges. Our mission is to create innovative ways to make your wrap a breakthrough in design. We want to make your car or truck wrap the talk of Orange County and beyond. We want your branding or advertising message to pop, and be fresh and powerful.
Big business means big graphics. The MONSTER in Monster Image originates from MONSTER SIZE projects. We love printing and installing large format Orange County vehicle wraps, trailer wraps, semi-trucks, tanker trucks, airplanes and helicopters. We love to go big with building wraps, and endless other grand format printing jobs.
Large trailer wraps take a bit more time, but the results are extremely powerful. These trailer wraps deliver a strong message. When the gigantic images are unveiled, and the stunning color can be appreciated, the impact is undeniable!
Here is a known fact. If you own a small business in a city the size of Los Angeles or Orange County, you just can not afford to not wrap your ride. You can turn any vehicle into a company car or fleet van, simply by wrapping it with your logo and graphic. Nothing looks more professional than shiny new vinyl wrap.
Another great feature with a wrap is the ability to transform the vehicle underneath. Your old, faded, slightly dented delivery van can get a complete face-lift. Put that piece of metal to work for you! Many of our customers have taken their old company vehicles, and brought them back to life in one day with a full vinyl wrap. In the service industry, you can not afford to arrive at a job in a beat up vehicle. Contact Monster Image in OC to revamp that old van into a breathtaking wrap that portrays skill, confidence and quality. Get noticed and get more business!
These dramatic wraps sell themselves.
Vehicle Wrap FAQ
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
What is a vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap is the application of a high performance, large-format, digitally printed vinyl that adheres to your vehicle’s painted surface. You can put virtually any photo or design that you would like on your vehicle. At Monster Image in orange county, we use the leading vinyl on the market called 3M Controltac. Controltac is designed to go on smooth and bubble free and offers the best quality printing. After the life of the wrap, Control tac is also made so that it comes off clean even after 3 years.
Is the vinyl wrap print protected?
Yes, absolutely. We laminate every vehicle print. This provides durability from scratches, as well as UV protection from the sun’s rays and slows down fading. The most ideal laminate for vehicle vinyl is our 3M High Gloss laminate. This High Gloss material is easy to wash and maintain. It can also be waxed to ensure a longer lasting life. We also Luster and Matte overlaminates as well.
How is a vehicle wrap different than paint?
Paint is permanent. Vehicle Wraps only last 4 years. However, the vinyl actually protects your car’s painted surface. It can be easily removed when it comes time to trade-in, or sell your car. In addition to being wrap installation professionals, we are also capable of striping your vehicle, should the need arise. We always use a certified professional when both installing and removing vehicle vinyl.
Will a vehicle wrap harm my vehicles surface?
A vehicle wrap protects your paint from the harmful effects of mother nature. In addition to UV protection, the vehicle wrap will stop chips, scratches, acid-rain and more. Since the vehicle wrap is not permanent, your paint will look just as pristine as it did the day you dropped your car off to be wrapped. The benefits are two-fold. You will be adding resale value to your vehicle, all while promoting your business in orange county.
How should I care for my vehicle wrap?
A Hand wash with mild soap and water will do fine. We do recommend that the vehicle is washed regularly, as road grime can cause vehicle wrap fatigue. Avoid pressure washers and automated car washes.
Are vehicle wraps expensive?
Compared to other options for advertisement, orange county vehicle wraps offer you the most exposure for the least amount of money. It has been said that over the course of a year, if you live in a city of 50,000, your vehicle wrap will receive 8.3 million impressions. Compared to radio, or television advertisement, the impressions to cost ratio is significantly lower in a large city like Los Angeles.
The price of the wrap depends upon the square footage of the vehicle. Matte, Carbon Fiber, Brushed Metal and other color change wraps, cost more than printed graphic wraps. Contact us in orange county today for a quote!
What if I do not have a design in mind?
This is something we come across on a regular basis. Not only are we wrap installers, but we are graphic design professionals. We actually recommend having our team design your wrap, as we are familiar with your vehicles intricacies that a regular graphic designer may not be aware of, such as body molding placement, gas tank door location and more.
How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?
The short answer is 2 weeks, however we make every effort to keep our clients happy, so if your needs are a bit more demanding, we are confident that we can meet your stricter requirements. In general it takes a week to flush out the design phase, a few days to print the graphics, and 2 days to install the wrap.
How do you handle wrapping windows?
Each case is specific to the design of the car, and the wishes of the client. We always wrap the back windows with a perforated vinyl that is 50% holes, and 50% vinyl. This offers you the ability to see out the back window, while adding privacy from people trying to look in. The side windows are typically wrapped with the same perforated vinyl, but may also be wrapped in the typical vehicle wrap vinyl to suit the needs of the client.
What size vehicles can you wrap?
The answer to that is simple, we can wrap any vehicle. We are wrap professionals, we can wrap something as small as a sub-compact and motorcycle, all the way up to a bus, plane, train or monster truck or building. That is the beauty of OC auto wraps, the sky is the limit.
How cost effective are vehicle wraps?
Studies conducted state that in a city of 50,000, a business with a vehicle wrap will get approximately 8.3 million impressions. Since an average vehicle wrap costs $3000, that is a significantly large impression to low cost ratio.
Can I take my wrapped car through a car wash?
It is not suggested. We recommend hand washes, as your vehicle needs to stay clean so that road grime and debris does not contaminate the vehicle wrap. We do not however suggest using a pressure washer, as this could possibly lift the edges on a vehicle wrap and present areas of failure later on down the road.
What if my logo, or contact information changes in the future?
Since all of your artwork is saved on our computers, we are easily able to make a patch to your existing vehicle wrap. This happens on a regular basis as well, and the process is typically very easy to remedy.
What if I get a dent, ding, or scrape, can it be fixed?
Depending on the amount of damage your vehicle endures depends on the ability of our wrap professionals to fix the surface. Typically most dents and dings can be fixed with minimal amounts of work. Since we save all of your files on our computers, we are able to print and produce patchwork of any size.
What's involved in a Vehicle Wrap?
Vehicle wraps, including bus wraps and fleet wraps, are comprised of three phases. The first is the design phase which includes getting accurate measurements for the vehicle and actual design of the graphics to be applied.
The second is the production phase where the graphic is printed and then laminated to protect the vinyl from abrasions and UV rays that can cause graphics to fade over time.
The third phase is installation where the vinyl is actually applied to your vehicle. In some cases there may even be a fourth phase, the removal of graphics if requested.
What's the difference between a partial and full wrap?
Anything less than a full wrap is normally called a “partial wrap.” a half partial wrap normally includes the entire rear of the vehicle and halfway up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo. a three-quarters partial wrap normally includes the entire rear of the vehicle and most of the way up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo. Typically, a full wrap includes the entire surface of the vehicle.
Do I have to wash my vehicle before installation?
Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, wax, oil, armor-all type products, and other agents that may prevent the vinyl from adhering to the vehicle surface during the installation process.
Even if you clean the vehicle yourself your installer will still do some prep work to the vehicle to ensure it is ready for the vehicle wrap. Most vehicles need to be high pressure washed with detergent. After washing, it is also critical to prep the vehicle surface with degreasers, alcohols and other solvents.
Do I need to bring my vehicle in for measurements?
That depends. There are software programs that have accurate dimension of most standard production run cars, trucks, and vans. If your vehicle is a limited run issue, custom measurements may be needed. Also, some installers like you to bring your vehicle in so they can take photographs and do their designs from the pictures rather than a software template.
What are the advantages of a Vehicle Wrap as opposed to a new paint job?
With vehicle wraps, a designer’s creativity and design possibilities are limitless.
For example, it is difficult to paint a photograph, but easy to digitally reproduce a photograph. Paint simply cannot duplicate what is possible with digitally printed vinyl vehicle wraps.
Vinyl vehicle wraps are also a great way to protect your original paint underneath. Finally, it is much easier to change your vehicle wrap vinyl graphics than to change
Should you use or require clear vinyl overlaminate for your vehicle wraps?
Absolutely, with one exception. Clear vinyl overlaminates protect the finished print from scuffing, weather, gasoline, and washing. Some overlaminates also provide fading protection from the sun, so ask your supplier.
Finally, most installers highly prefer to wrap with a vinyl that has been overlaminated because it provides much more strength during the wrapping and wrap removal processes. The only exception to clear vinyl overlaminate would be for perforated window film.
Can you wrap primered vehicles?
It is critical to test the surface of a primered vehicle. Some paint-primered surfaces do not have an acceptable bond to wrapping vinyls and need to be sanded or painted prior to installation.
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