Vehicle Graphics are Nothing New - See Early Adopters of Smart Advertising

by Deborah Scott on March 23, 2015

Where Vehicle Graphics Began

Dairy Trucks were the early 20th century adopters of vehicle lettering and graphics.   The concept of vehicle graphics originated in the 19th century with traveling sales men who would paint their horse drawn carriages to promote their goods and services.  But when the horseless carriage came along, the dairies who delivered milk to millions of door steps around the country didn't miss a beat.  These early vehicle graphics were created by skilled sign painters.  The letters and images were hand painted on the delivery trucks.  







Innovations in Digital Printing and Materials Create High Impact Advertising

Today you can find vehicle graphic for every type of business  - from local delivery and contractor service vehicles to emergency vehicles to national brands and distributors.  

The processes and technology has developed to a point where you can put virtually any image or message on your vehicle.  With high resolution wide format printing and sophisticated conforming adhesive vinyls, complex colors and fine details, including photography are now applied to vehicles as a powerful and highly efficient means of advertising and growing a business.    



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If you are interested in learning more about the benefits, process or materials of business truck or car wraps and graphics visit these related articles or our Frequently Asked Questions.  Not sure what type of graphics to use?  Subscribe to our blog or visit our buying guide to vehicle graphics that compares the pros and cons of all your options.  
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Topics: Branding With Vehicle Graphics

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