About vinyl wraps
Advancements in vinyl development have led to new types of vinyl, designed specifically for wrap advertising. This includes vinyl that features bubble-preventing air channels and microscopic glass beads that prevent an adhesive from functioning until the user is prepared (the beads allow the material to be repeatedly lifted and reapplied during the wrapping process, without compromising the longevity of the wrap). The vinyl is heated with a heat gun or torch for the purpose of molding the material around objects. Using what is known as a conformable vinyl wrapping material, a high-quality print choice can be molded to almost any and every part of a vehicle, transforming the vehicle into a roaming advertisement for the client’s business. Typically, a cast or conformable material is preferable on contoured surfaces, while cheaper, non-conformable material can be used on flat areas to save costs. But is not recommended to combine them.
Advantages of cast films
In the vehicle wrap industry, there are two main vinyl films used Cast and Calendered. If you are going to get your car or truck wrapped always demand a Cast film with a Cast laminate. Why? We are going to keep it very simple and not bore you with more technical details. First of all, cast films can be made very thin which produces a conformable product that allows application over substrates with rivets, corrugations, and complex curves. Also, once applied, this low caliper makes the graphics less vulnerable to abrasive forces. Second, cast films also maintain their color and other properties better than other vinyl films. This results in better performance of pigments and UV absorbents. Third, the manufacturing process of cast films makes it easy to run small productions of special colors to match.
Two extra benefits:
- Shrinkage is the lowest of all vinyl films because the “casting sheet,” not the film itself, is pulled through the machine. Since the film has not had any stress applied during the manufacturing process it does not try to resume or shrink back to its original form.
- Durability of cast films is generally higher than that of other vinyl films due to the manufacturing method and the raw materials used.
AT BIG DOG WRAPS & GRAPHICS WE ONLY USE THE BEST MATERIALS
Like AVERY Dennison premium cast vinyl’s that always adds the extra protection with AVERY cast laminate. Avery Dennison Vinyl Features:
1. 60 Month Durability
2. Won’t harm your vehicle’s paint
3. 100% Removable.
Come check us out personally or contact us online for a free quote for your fleet graphics and wraps. We are located at 735 Park St. Unit F, Castle Rock, CO 80109. However, if you cannot come to us we’ll come to you. You can also call us at 303-353-1101. We can help you from production to design and manufacturing, to installation and removal. We will also help you along the rest of the process using only the best of materials.