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Partial Vehicle Wraps

There is nothing partial when it comes to a less-than-full wrap at Monster Image in Orange County. A partial wrap can covers between 25% and 75% of your vehicle, but still delivers a great impact when designed properly.

The main advantage to a partial wrap is the cost-effectiveness, compared to a full wrap. We still use the same high-quality 3M Controltac vinyl to produce partial wraps, but we use less material.

Often people mistake a good Partial wrap design, for a fully wrapped vehicle. This tells us that it can be just as effective, when fitted and positioned properly.

If you are looking for a partial wrap to promote your business in Orange County, LA, San Diego, or nationwide, contact Monster Image. We can design your graphic, incorporate your car’s color and process it into great partial wrap design. Even though we’re not wrapping the entire vehicle, our installers fit the wrap to give the illusion of a full wrap – you save money and some lead-time.

Branding For Every Size Vehicle

At Monster Image in OC, graphics for this Sprinter van can be made for any size budget. This basic design fits inside the window area and blends into the vehicle color,  for a very professional wrap design. If images or photos are desired, they are placed strategically on the van, and can include your services, marketing message, special promotion and contact information.

A protective over laminate is adhered to the printed vinyl to protect our wraps against harmful elements. We can also print window lettering or die cut decals,  and add them to your partial wrap.

The expert installers Monster Image in Southern California, carefully mold the partial wrap design to your hood, doors or other areas by positioning it into contours and grooves. A partial wrap can attract just as much attention as a full wrap at a much lower price.

Half Wraps

A Half Wrap can be laid out in several different ways. We apply partial or half wraps to cars, trucks, RVs, vans – even boats all over LA and Orange County. Race car drivers who want to add stripes, designs or different colors to their vehicle for a rally or special race, can take advantage of this process to give their car a fresh look.

Partial wraps are an alternative for vintage and exotic car owners who want to show off their vehicles with unique design options. You can change a partial vehicle wrap anytime you want, and the update cost is much less than a paint job.

You have greater freedom and flexibility with a partial wrap than with paint. Our designers create your wrap digitally on our own computer and printing system, so it’s much easier to adjust the dimensions or colors.

Tail Gate Wraps

If you don’t want graphics on your company vehicle, a tail gate wrap will get you attention.  In the city like Los Angeles with daily traffic , a tail gate wrap can been seen by 20,000 people in hours. That’s a lot of impressions of your name and contact information.

Partial 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 the side of your vehicle.

Is the vinyl wrap print protected?

Yes, absolutely. We laminate each print in house at our facility in Orange County. This provides durability from scratches, as well as UV protection from the sun’s rays.

How is a vehicle wrap different than paint?

Paint is permanent. Vehicle Wraps actually protect your car’s painted surface from the harsh sun and other pollutants in Orange County.  It can be 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.

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 road hazzards in Orange County.  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.

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. Pressure washers and automated car washes are not recommended.

Are vehicle wraps expensive?

Compared to other options for advertisement, vehicle wraps offer you the most exposure for the least amount of money, especially in areas such as LA, Orange County and San Diego. 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.

On average, a small-mid sized car, such as a Yaris, will cost $2000 to print and install.  A mid-sized car will cost approximately $2500, and an SUV or Truck would be between $3000-$3500. Please keep in mind that this does not include design fees. Compared to radio, or television advertisement, the impressions to cost ratio is significantly lower.

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. 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 from start to finish. 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, monster truck or building. That is the beauty of auto wraps… the sky is the limit.

How cost effective are vehicle wraps?

Studies conducted reveal that in a city of 50,000, a business with a vehicle wrap will get approximately 8.3 million impressions, even more in Los Angeles and Orange County. 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 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, halfway up side 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 side of 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 though 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.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any further questions you’d like answered about Vehicle Wraps, or if you’d like to get a quote, please click the button to the right and get in touch with us!  We service Orange County, LA County and have installers nationwide.

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