Price of Wraps and Decals for Cars & Trucks
Customized decals are a great way for a truck owner to put a personal touch to their vehicle. These vinyl stickers, which adhere to the preexisting paint on your bodywork, can be customized in near endless designs and colors.
A vehicle wrap on the other hand could be a more cost and time efficient method if you’re looking to cover a large portion of the vehicle – or perhaps the entire truck, say if you’re looking for a complete color change wrap.
If you’re looking to make your personal vehicle stand out from the crowd, or perhaps you are a business owner looking to maximize their advertising budget, customs decals could be the way forward for you.
There are a few factors that you need to take into account when you are considering the budget for the work however. Because of a trucks larger size, costs can quickly spiral, so it’s important to consider the following factors.
- Vehicle Size – Let start with this one right off the bat, as it will probably be the number one factor that will affect the overall cost of your vehicle wrap or decal installation. The reason for this is that most professional car wrap and decal services will base their charges for installation on the square footage of your vehicle – so, the bigger it is, the more it’s going to cost you.
- Coverage Size – Quite simply, how much of the vehicle needs to be covered? A full vehicle wrap is of course going to be the most expensive. A partial wrap will typically cover anywhere between 25 to 75% of the vehicle, and the overall cost will be proportioned to the amount of material required. Finally, simple one off decals can suit some trucks – particularly commercial vehicles that can often be fine with just a few decals showing business information, rather than a full wrap.
- The Design – The more complex your design, the more you can expect to pay. A solid color is the cheapest option, with price increasing as you add details such as stripes, logos, or anything that has to be specially printed.
- Installation – Depending on whom you choose can have a big impact on price, with an experienced, qualified car wrap installer adding anything from $1,500 up to $5,000 to the bill. On the other hand however, beware trying to save too much money here, as you may end up shelling out even more down the line. Check out the list of vinyl wrap installers in the United States at The Wrap Society Network.
If you’re considering doing your own installation, make sure you read as many guides, and take as much advice from experts as you can get. A novice should be able to install their won individual decals with no real problems, however a full vehicle wrap, especially of a truck, is probably something best left to the experts!
Just bear these points in mind during your planning, and you should avoid any nasty surprises!