Are you thinking about designing vehicle wraps? Vehicle wraps are a very popular form of advertising method for small businesses.
Additionally, many people like to wrap their vehicles in unique designs to make them stand out. However, designing these wraps can get complex. Here is a look at what you need to know.
Collect as Much Information as Possible
Before you can start any design you need to create a template. Creating designs on an accurate template is critical.
This is because when the design is scaled you want it to be as print-ready as possible. Choose a print company ahead of time so that you can know their specifications for the file you will create.
Different printers will have varying specifications. Knowing ahead of time will save you from having to make any adjustments.
Get it Right
One of the most important things you need to do is to consult your client to find out what they like. Some clients may ask you to come up with different designs for them to look at.
One of the main things you should bear in mind is that even if the design looks complex it should be simple to execute. This is especially true if you are creating an ad for your client’s business that will be on a company vehicle.
If you are looking for ideas you can go on social media sites such as Pinterest you will find boards with vehicle wrap design ideas. You can also search Google and when you find designs you like, you can collect them on your own Pinterest board.
Get Photographs of the Vehicle
Collect photographs of the vehicle from various angles. Make sure that you have a picture of the vehicle in the specific area where the design will be located.
This means that you will have a picture on which you can Photoshop the design. While you cannot know for sure exactly how it will look on the car beforehand, seeing a Photoshop version of it can give you more clarity.
Do Maintenance Before Applying a Design
You should inform your client that if they have any work that they need to get done on the vehicle they should do it ahead of time before bringing the vehicle in for the wrap. Wraps can get damaged when bodywork and maintenance work is done to the vehicle.
Servicing of the vehicle, replacement of duramax head studs, bolts, and any major bodywork should all be done before the vehicle is brought in to apply the wrap.
Get the Look
With everything in place, the car is ready for the design to be put on the vehicle. Make sure that the design template is done as accurately as possible. This template forms the basis of the design, spend as much time on this as possible to avoid having to make corrections.
Remember, to make your designs as simple as you can, since this will help the design look better on the vehicle. Corrections are difficult and costly to make, so always ensure that you get this part right.