When it comes to Car Wraps and Vehicle Graphics there are many manufacturers to choose from. However, the top four key players in this segment are:
Usually the decision as to which wrap vinyl film to use is made by the wrap shop and the installer. Clients also may request a specific brand to be used on their project.
At Lucent Ads we use both Avery & 3M:
For all of our print media we use the Avery 1005 EZ RS. As an Avery Dennison Certified Installer we believe that the Avery 1005 EZ RS is the best film for car wraps. The only other film in the industry that performs very similar to this product is by 3M, but it costs about $800 more for a vinyl and laminate kit making it too expensive for most projects.
For all of our solid color car wraps we use the 3M 1080 series.
Many shops will tell you that they use 3M or other manufacturer; however the key question is which film from that particular manufacturer is being used? All manufacturers including 3M have films that cost $250 per roll to over $1000 per roll, so simply by saying that they use a certain brand name doesn't mean much.
Make sure you specifically ask for the vinyl and laminate by product number and a proof that those exact films are being used on your project.
The point we're trying to make here is that don't be fooled when a shop or an installer use the top brand names to sell you a wrap.
Yes, the material is an extremely important part of a great wrap but even the best materials in the hands of a non-certified, inexperienced installer won't last.
Please call us at 714-973-0283 or email us at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.