When we get inquiries about making a custom food truck wrap, there are a few points we need to confirm with our customers.
Many food trucks follow the appearance of the cuisine they serve. A coffee truck might use a cursive script logo, an awning, and pastel colors to match the vibe, but a late-night pizza truck might use bold colors, reflective vinyl, and in-your-face writing. A well-designed food truck wrap can help people remember you.
Tips: To make a custom food truck wrap, we suggest you use vibrant or bold colors, which can increase your truck’s visibility. Besides, a recognizable logo and contact information should be all included in your design.
Visible during the night: If you plan on driving at night, you should consider your vehicle’s illumination. Printable reflective graphic films give food trucks bright, sharp nighttime and daytime visibility for enhanced advertising effectiveness, identification, and safety 24 hours a day.
Partial Wrap or Full Wrap
A partial wrap is a more economical option, while a full wrap can include more of your advertising elements. You can choose either based on your requirement.
Service life is an important element for vehicle wrap manufacturers to quote. Since the lifespan is various based on different material and processing techniques. Normally the outdoor service life for a food truck wrap is 3 to 7 years. The lifespan is in direct relation to the price.
To make a custom food truck wrap, the dimension of the design is necessary. Customers may send us the design files or pictures of their food trucks. In the second case, the dimensions shall be measured manually and marked as in the picture below:
Graphic Solutions Confirm
After the quotation stage, we will send our customer an effective picture of the food truck wrap for final confirmation.
Vinyl Wrap Production
ACME uses advanced digital printing technology to produce custom vehicle wraps. It’s UV-resistant, waterproof, and anti-scratch.
For large format printing car vinyl wrap, the design will be spliced into several pieces. During application, there will be a 5cm to 10cm overlap area between the spliced vinyl sheets.
Installation Direction: From down to up, back to front.
STEP 1 – Measure up
Measure the size of the panel or component you want to wrap, leaving extra material (at least 4-6 inches) on either side. Using a utility knife or sharp blade, cut more material than you think you’ll need – any overhang is easy to trim once the film has been applied.
Complete vehicle wraps
The best way to figure out how much vinyl your car, truck, or SUV will need is by using a simple formula. Just multiply the length of your by three (one for each side and the roof, hood, and trunk) plus an extra 5 to 10 feet for bumpers, rocker panels, spoilers, and mistakes.
For example, A 2020 Toyota Camry is approximately 193 inches in length, here is how we calculate:
193 inches x 3 ~ 48 feet + 10 feet = 58 feet
Therefore, you would need one 60-inch by 20-yard rolls to completely wrap your Camry.
Partial vehicle wraps
Use masking tape to hold a measuring tape or tailor’s tape in place to confirm the correct position and use a water-soluble marker to mark it.
STEP 2 – Clean up
Wash down the surface of the area you want to wrap with soap and water, making sure that any dirt and grime is completely removed. Avoid using car shampoos that contain wax, as this will affect the film’s adhesive. Thoroughly dry the surface with microfiber and/or lint-free towels. It is critical to clean and dry ridges, recesses, ridges, edges, seams, anywhere and everywhere dirt can be trapped.
STEP 3 – Deep Cleaning
Clean the surface areas with isopropyl alcohol (70% industrial alcohol: 30% water) and wipe dry before the isopropyl alcohol has had time to evaporate. This is to avoid any oil, grease, dust, or waxy residues left on the surface, which will affect the holding power of the film’s adhesive. Make sure the substrate is completely dry before applying the film.
STEP4 – Apply
In order to facilitate the installation and achieve a better effect, it’s better to remove the hardware and clean it before applying the film. Remove the backing paper from the wrapping film, being careful not to touch the adhesive or get it dusty or dirty. Slide the film into position, the adhesive won’t stick until you apply pressure, so you could easily get it in exactly the right place. For large-format wraps, it is advisable for you to start the installation process at the rear of the vehicle working forward overlapping each panel.
STEP 5 – Put the Pressure on
Use the edge of the squeegee to apply firm pressure in wide, even strokes. Work from the center, smoothing air outwards towards an exit point at the edge of the film.