Projects & Services
We need a clean, dry, climate-controlled environment in order to install vehicle graphics, and the vehicle must be able to remain indoors at that location for at least the night before and the night after installation. A car wrap installed outdoors or in someone’s home garage just do not meet our standards of quality. Usually that means on-site installation of vehicle graphics is only an option for municipalities and businesses with large fleets.
All on-site installations are scheduled weather permitting. We will do everything possible to get your project completed by the agreed-upon deadline. However, we are based in the Midwest, and the weather can be unpredictable. If your installation must be postponed due to bad weather, it will be rescheduled for our next availability, which may not necessarily be the next work day. HG Signs is not liable for installations that must be postponed due to weather.
When comparing quotes and sign shops, make sure all your options use top quality material. You may be able to save a few dollars in the short term by choosing a lower quality option, but you’ll end up with a sign that falls short of your vision and cannot stand up to time or the elements.
We are more than happy to help with this, but it is best if you have that discussion as we plan your project, rather than the morning of the installation.
Vehicle Wraps, Graphics & Lettering
For a more exact answer, please call us or send us an e-mail with the make, model, and year of your vehicle and as much information about the type of graphics you want as possible. We’ll get you a free, no obligation estimate so you can compare our price and quality to other sign shops. If you find we’re out of your price range, we may be able to work with you to come up with an alternative approach to get the impact you want within your budget.
Vinyl graphics protect your factory paint job. If you’re having a full wrap removed, the vehicle underneath will almost always look as good as new. However, if your vehicle only had partial graphics installed, you may notice that while the paint beneath the graphics is still fresh, the paint on the rest of the vehicle has faded. The extent of the difference in coloration will depend on a number of factors, including the length of time the graphics were in place and how much time the vehicle spent out of doors with the graphics on. If you do not intend to install new vinyl after the removal, you may wish to contact a paint and body shop to have the fresh paint buffed to match the rest of the vehicle.
Graphic Design & Artwork
Feel free to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions.
Still confused? Wikipedia has a more thorough explanation of DPI with images to help you visualize the importance of using only high DPI files for printing.
As far as we are concerned as a sign shop, the primary difference between vector and bitmap images is that vector images can be scaled to any size without loss of quality. If you send us a vector image that is 1’x1′, we can scale it up to 100’x100′ and it will be just as clear and detailed as it was at its original size. bitmap images often do lose quality when scaled, which is why we prefer to work with vector images whenever possible.
We do accept bitmap images for some file types. However, it is crucial for you to send us bitmap images with the highest resolution possible in order to produce the best quality print. High-resolution images can require large file sizes, so it is usually best to bring these files to us on a thumb drive or send them through our client submission form, rather than by e-mail.
Still confused? BBC has a handy guide to the differences between vector and bitmap graphics.