What is Car Wrap made out of?

In vehicle wrap industry there are two main vinyl films used Cast and Calendered.

We are going to keep it very simple & not bore you with the details.  If you are going to get your car or boat wrapped always demand a Cast film with a Cast laminate.

Advantages of cast films:

  • 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.
  • 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 graphic less vulnerable to abrasive forces.
  • Cast films also maintain their color and other properties better than other vinyl films. This results in better performance of pigments and UV absorbers.
  • The manufacturing process of cast films makes it easy to run small productions of special colors to match. It is relatively easy to change color during production making color matching in small batches possible.

If you want to learn the differences between a Cast & Calendered film we recommend you read this article by Molly Walters from OEM & Strategic Alliance Specialist, Digital Imaging Avery Grahics.

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