Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

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Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

Turn your business into a mobile BILLBOARD. WE produce our vehicle graphics and wraps using the highest quality media, printed in stunning color, and installed with precision. This ensures your vehicle graphics will look great for years to come.

We wrap cars, trucks, vans, boats, trailers, shuttles, buses, specialized work vehicles, shipping containers, and more.

Types of Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

Full Wrap

Full Wraps

Covers the entire vehicle, excluding the roof. Provides a truly spectacular look.

Partial Wraps

Partial Wraps

Typically covers ½ – ⅔ of vehicle and provides high impact for a lower price than a full wrap. We use the color of the vehicle as a background to accent the wrapped areas.

Print and Cut Graphics

Print & Cut Graphics

Full-color graphics, cut to shape and applied showing the background color of the vehicle.

Perforated View Thru Window Vinyl

Perforated (View-thru) Window Vinyl

This media is a full-color print that cover windows while still allowing the driver to see out.

Custom License Plates

Custom License Plates

We print both custom reflective and non-reflective commercial license plates.

Car and Truck Wrapping Specialists in Wilmington NC

Why Should You Get Graphics for Your Commercial Vehicle?

  • In the US today, “individual vehicle advertising generates between 30,000-70,000 daily vehicular impressions,” according to ARD Ventures.
  • “Mobile advertising generates 2.5 times more attention than a static billboard,” says Perception Research.
  • “Messages on outdoor mobile billboards have a 97% recall rate,” RYP & Becker Group indicates.

Get Your Free Quote for Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

We make stunning vehicle wraps with quick turnaround, quality workmanship, and great customer service, all at competitive prices. When you’re ready to get started, click the button below to request your free estimate.

Full Wraps

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Covers the entire vehicle, excluding the roof. Provides a truly spectacular look, by using your brand colors to cover the entire vehicle. Ideal for making a big impact with a smaller vehicle or to really stand out among standard car colors in traffic. Full wraps can cover bumper areas, however any textured plastic, window frames and some plastic trim pieces should be avoided because they will not last.

Partial Wraps

A partial wrap typically covers ½ – ⅔ of vehicle and provides high impact for a lower price than a full wrap, due to the reduced coverage area and installation time. We use the color of the vehicle as a background to accent the wrapped areas. Ideal for vehicles with paint color that coordinates well with brand colors. Avoiding the parts of the vehicle with the most complex curves will lower the installation time and, thus, the wrap cost.

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Partial Wraps

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A partial wrap typically covers ½ – ⅔ of vehicle and provides high impact for a lower price than a full wrap, due to the reduced coverage area and installation time. We use the color of the vehicle as a background to accent the wrapped areas. Ideal for vehicles with paint color that coordinates well with brand colors. Avoiding the parts of the vehicle with the most complex curves will lower the installation time and, thus, the wrap cost.

Print & Cut Graphics

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Full-color graphics, cut to shape and applied showing the background color of the vehicle. Ideal for mixing in specialty vinyls, like reflectives and metallics. Print and cut graphics save money on square footage of vinyl and installation, especially when applied mainly to flat areas of the vehicle.

Perforated (View-thru) Window Vinyl

This media is a full-color print that covers windows while still allowing the driver to see out. Our “window perf” is laminated in high-quality, optically-clear laminate to increase longevity and improve visibility. Window perf completes a vehicle wrap when the image extends over windows.
Papa Johns SUV with Full Wrap and Perforated (View-thru) Window Vinyl

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Perforated (View-thru) Window Vinyl

Papa Johns SUV with Full Wrap and Perforated (View-thru) Window Vinyl

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This media is a full-color print that covers windows while still allowing the driver to see out. Our “window perf” is laminated in high-quality, optically-clear laminate to increase longevity and improve visibility. Window perf completes a vehicle wrap when the image extends over windows.

Custom License Plates

Red Door Homes license plate
License Plates Platation Village
License Plates Saltwater Real Estate

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Add a bit of branding to a personal vehicle, or a finishing touch to a wrapped fleet vehicle with our commercial license plates. We print both reflective and non-reflective plates on rigid .040 aluminum with a high quality laminate for longevity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Notes About Installation & Delivery
We prefer to view all vehicles prior to print production to ensure there are no unexpected bodylines or trim pieces that might deviate from our templates. Also, we will inspect the vehicle with the client and make note of any imperfections or damage that could reduce the longevity of the wrap.

We ask that all vehicles be washed (NO WAX) prior to delivery. Vehicles that are not washed may require a cleaning fee (at the client’s discretion). We do our best to remove hardware and handles prior to wrap installation to secure the media beneath those parts. We generally remove manufacturer branding badges if they will interfere with the appearance of the wrap image. Please notify us if you would prefer that we wrap over the branding badge (i.e. GMC, Chevy bowtie, Ford oval or lettering).

What is the design process like?

We pride ourselves on both the quality of our work and on providing exceptional customer service. When having a sign made, the following list will give you a good idea of the whole process.

  1. Collect information to provide a quote:
    1. Identify your material, PVC, aluminum composite, aluminum, acrylic, or other.
    2. Identify mounting style and location.
    3. Identify where the sign will be mounted, type of surface and area of space available.
    4. Provide artwork ready to cut, or provide logo, text and info for design team. (artwork@portcitysigns.com)
    5. Identify deadline.
  2. With the above information we can provide a quote.
  3. Approve quote and place a 50% deposit.
  4. Production team will conduct a site survey to confirm installation plans.
  5. Design team will email a proof.
  6. Proof approval puts sign into production.
  7. Client will be called to schedule installation or notified that the sign is ready for pickup.
  8. Balance due at time of installation.
What is the turnaround time?

Vehicle wraps turnaround time generally runs about 1-3 weeks from proof approval, depending on our installation schedule.

Turnaround time for vehicle wraps, depends largely on our installation schedule. Once a client approves the quote and submits a deposit, we schedule a tentative installation date to hold a spot on our calendar for that wrap. Typically that date is 1-3 weeks from the date of the deposit.

The job then moves into our design department for layout and proofing. Following proof approval, the wrap is scheduled to print ASAP. After printing, we cure the print media for 48-72 hours prior to lamination to ensure longevity of the print following installation. Wrap installation takes 1-3 days, depending on the size and type of vehicle and wrap.

How long do vehicle graphics and wraps last?
Vehicle graphic/wrap longevity depends on the quality of the materials (including print media and laminate), curing of the inks and proper installation. We never cut corners on ink curing or installation techniques and we have years of experience. We only use 3M IJ180 wrap media and 3M 8518 cast laminate on our vehicle graphics and wraps.

We’ve chosen this route over years of experimentation and understanding what makes wraps last. The way 3M’s cast media and laminate are produced prevents shrinkage over time. IJ180 has a 7-year expected lifespan. 8518 laminate has a 5 year lifespan. When paired together and cared for, we’ve seen wraps last 10 years, but that’s about the limit.

Weather, sun exposure and ink saturation definitely are factors that reduce longevity. In general, we plan for our wraps to last at least 5 – 7 years. If you have more questions, just ask us!

What is the Port City Signs & Graphics difference?

Our professional designers are experts in large format print and sign design, which differs from standard graphic design training. Each member of our production team has more than 20 years of experience in this trade. Thus, when you choose Port City Signs & Graphics, you are choosing the assurance of quality, efficiency and professionalism.

Happy Customers

“Port City Signs has done a great job on our Low Speed Vehicles Decals here on the UNCW Campus. They are fast, affordable, and very reliable. They always treat us with a polite professional manner and make sure our vehicles are decaled with best quality materials . Thanks again for all you do for UNCW.”

Lawrence Heath

UNCW

At Red Door Homes we want the best and we frankly want everything BRANDED. One of the most important aspects of marketing is having a consistent and recognizable company that is seen in various formats and instances.

That is why we wrap our vehicles. For starters, it looks highly professional and, why not having mobile billboards if you are already paying for the vehicle. We work with Sabrina to update our tailgates from time to time, matching our billboards, again, for that ease of recognition.

Do yourself and your business a favor – partner with Port City Signs.

Page Robertson

General Manager, Red Door Homes

“Port City Signs and Graphics has wrapped 8 vehicles for us over the last two years. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of work from Sabrina and her team.

Branding for a business is important and our full vehicle wraps help us to achieve this. Our vans are rolling billboards in the Cape Fear Area! If you are wanting to increase your company’s visibility trust your vehicles to Port City Signs.”

Brooke Skipper

Salt Heating & Air

Get Your Free Quote for Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

(910) 350-8242

4011 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

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