What is a Full Vinyl Wrap? When is it the Right Choice for Your Vehicles

by McKinley McGinn on August 4, 2016

Partial Wrap vs. Full Wrap

Riveting_Wraps_Precision_Door_Services_Franchise_Fleet_Wraps_Seattle_WA.jpgBoth full and partial wraps have the shared objective of transforming your vehicles to deliver advertising impressions to grow your business.  In the simplest terms, a full vinyl wrap covers the entire visible surface of your vehicle while a partial wrap, as it name implies, covers only a portion of a vehicle. 

What's a Full Wrap?

With a full wrap, all the body panels on the vehicle are wrapped. Rear windows on the vehicle can also be covered with perforated window vinyl graphics. Full vinyl wraps allow you to change the color of the vehicle, put large scale and creative advertising on your vehicle to turn heads and attention. A really good vehicle wrap can be highly captivating and engage those around you. While effective, the potential downside to full wraps is that they tend to be a more expensive because they require more materials and installation time.


What's a Partial Vinyl Wrap?

Partial wraps are are vinyl wraps that cover a portion of the car, truck or van.  This is great for companies working within a budget (And who isn't working within a budget!) A well designed partial wrap can garner as much attention on the road as a full wrap.  The best partial wraps incorporate the base color of the vehicle into the design.  See the image of the Trinity Marital Arts vinyl wrap below.  The design uses a gradient to transition from the print orange color on the back to the what base color of the vehicle on the front.  There are endless design options to include the paint color into the overall design.


Nisson_NV200_Vinyl_Graphics_Riveting_Wraps_Bellevue_WA.jpgPartial vinyl wraps can cover most of the vehicle or only a small fraction of the vehicle.  Take a look at the images for Redmond Floral below to see how a clean minimal design can create lasting impressions on the road.   This is a great example of a highly effective design created for a company with a great brand and small budget.

What Option is Right for You?

Wondering what the right whether a full or partial vinyl wrap is right for your business.  Both are great at gaining attention on the road. If you’re really looking to up your marketing, a full wrap it’s highly captivating and cannot be missed on the road. Next time you’re on the road, look for vehicles with partial and full wraps and see which ones stand out to you more. If you are working on a budget, a partial wrap is a highly effective option. They both offer economically unmatched marketing reach, customizable graphics that build your brand, and the opportunity to capture the attention of your market for years to come.

Quality Only Begins with the Right Materials

New Call-to-actionVehicle wrap companies have learned that many buyers think using the right materials is the only important criteria to evaluate a quality wrap.  And it certainly is an important criteria. But how the material is printed, handled and installed are equally important.  Learn more getting a high quality wrap.

These vehicle wrap failures can come with a very steep price.  Get the straight facts on vehicle wrapping, contact Riveting Wraps at (425) 368-5007 or email us at hello@rivetingwraps.com. 

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