Types of Vinyl Materials Used For Vehicle Wraps

Car Wrap InstallationVinyl vehicle wraps are available in a variety of materials, grades, finishes, and textures. Vehicle wraps come in big rolls with up to 150 yards in length and 15’’-60’’ in width. The vinyl material is cut into the desired shape using a plotter or digital printer.

Rockwallsignsandwraps.com discusses some basic materials used for vinyl car wraps.

Cast Vinyl

This high-grade vinyl wrap can be stretched to conform to your vehicle’s surface. Other than being flexible, the material does not shrink a lot during manufacturing. Cast vinyl is costly but highly durable. It is the perfect option if you need the wrap for more than a year and if your vehicle has many curves and contours. The material also maintains colors better than other vinyl materials during the printing process.

Calendered Vinyl

Calendared vinyl has an active ‘memory’, so it goes back to its original contour after you stretch it. This means it will easily conform to your vehicle’s contours and curves. It is relatively cheaper than cast vinyl, as there are no casting ‘mold’ or solvent costs during its manufacture. It is ideal if you want to use the wrap for 3-11 months.

Adhesive-Backed, Pressure-Sensitive Vinyl

This type of vinyl is layered with a distinct kind of glue, which allows the material to be stuck on your vehicle. The material has a matte finish, making it easier to read the prints. You can remove it after a few years without damaging your vehicle’s paint. It is important that a qualified and well-equipped professional does the installation to avoid lifting or bubbling of the glue over time.

You can also choose between printable and pre-cured vinyl. Printable vinyl is white and is printed using large format printers, while pre-cured vinyl comes in compact colors with varying textures. Printable vinyl is ideal for companies who want to brand their vehicles. Look for a reliable printing or advertising company that can provide the exact type of vinyl for your vehicle wrap.