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Vehicle Wrap vs Custom Paint Repair

When you get a new vehicle wrap or paint job on your car your not thinking about the chance of an accident afterwards and what the repairs will cost just for your paint. Obviously if you have a big accident the paint is no longer a worry, but I’m talking about little scuffs and scratches, although they may be small they are very noticeable and can be costly. The cost for you to repair something like this on your custom paint job is far more expensive then the cost of repair for a vehicle wrap. With a custom paint job they will be required to buffer out damage and the remaining paint in order to have a good starting point and make it look like nothing ever happened. Which brings me to my next point. Unless the person painting your car is absolutely excellent at was they do you will notice dis-figuration in the paint, whether it be slightly of on design or color.

With a vehicle wrap getting a scratch or scuff is not to big of a deal. As a matter of fact if the scuff is minor enough there is a good chance that the vehicle wrap protected your original paint from any damage. If that’s the case, you simply pay for the little material we need to use to replace that panel of the car. We simply rip of the vinyl that was there and apply the new one. If the design is eccentric then is also takes skill to get everything matched up and back into place, but this is much simpler because there will be no dis-figuration in color. Once the vinyl gets replaced no one will ever be able to tell anything happened.

Keep this comparison in mind when your thinking its time for a new paint job. Vinyl wraps are more reliable, durable, and less expensive to repair.

 

UV Protection

After getting your vehicle wrapped, another feature to help maintain and have a long lifespan, you can get a coat of UV protection sprayed onto your vehicle. This prevents your vehicle from ”baking” in the sun. It is a nanotechnology UV based protection offered by Permanon. The key ingredient in the spray is Silicium (Si14) the earths second most frequently occurring element after oxygen. Silicium combined with oxygen for a sand like silicates (Silicium Dioxide Si02).

There are many benefits to this UV protection; Easy to apply and maintain, it forms a electrostatic bond not a chemical reaction, Resistant against Ultra Violet light exposure, Resistant against acid rain, pleasant oder, non toxic, non flammable or irritant, and biodegradable  contains no VOC’s, requires no respiratory when mixing, applied through a water based solution, repels airborne dust, dirt is unable to bond tightly, reduces future cleaning labor time by up to 50%, extends time between cleanings, easily removed at a pH of 12.5 or higher.This UV protection is a properly mixtured monomolecular (pure) Silicium offered by Permanons nanotechnology.

Retail Signage

Retail Signs are usually placed in the front of a home or business when its being sold or rented. These signs are fairly simple, most of the time they have the name of the Realtor and the company which he/she works for. The only other thing on the sign is the number to contact, no information about the house or building unless they have an informative sheets attached to the sign for people to take. What makes these signs are the structures that boarder them. They are usually white and they have an authentic look to them that makes people know its a for sale/rent sign as soon as they see it. Although the signs are simple and do not contain a great deal of information, the info that is does give you is very important and needs to be clear and easy to read from the street. Its important if you are to use one of these signs that your producer gives you the best image possible, to make you and your company look more professional.

Although most of the time this type of signage is used for realty is can also be used as a  business road sign or the main sign to a building. If you have a business on a piece of property it would not be a bad idea to have a sign like this labeling your business with the street address and phone number. Like I said earlier they are very distinct and grab peoples attention. You can have the same type of frame that a realtor sign has but with a different style. This will grab the attention of your street viewers and let them know that you are located there. These pieces show professionalism that makes your customers realize your the people to go see for whatever product you offer. Visit us at Laser Sharp Sign Design and we will start assembling your new sign giving you the professional look your customers seek for.

   

Black Escalade Being Wrapped with Stormtrooper White

The following pictures show the process of a black Escalade be wrapped in Stormtrooper White. Panel by panel the Escalade turns into a new vehicle. You will also notice that the rims had some touching up to go with the new white.

Ugly Sign Reward

Here at Laser Sharp Sign Design we have come up with a contest to reward anybody supporting Laser Sharp Sign Design. There is no limit on winners or how many times you can win. We are simply asking you to help us by spotting ugly signs in your area. We are based out of Tampa, Fl and will be able to replace signs nearby with more ease than one that may be out of state. Either way we want to see your photos!! Along with the picture of the sign you only need to supply us with the sign owners contact info. If the owner goes through with the transaction you will be rewarded with a percentage of what the sign was worth.

All photos should be posted on our Facebook timeline. If you havent liked us just simply click the link below (or copy and paste into URL bar). Once we have your images we will get in touch and keep you updated with the owners decisions. This is a simple way to put cash in your pocket and we sure could use your help!

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You can check out our Facebook page to see a few examples of bad signs. In the end its a judgement call if you are having trouble  interpreting a sign theres a good chance other people are having the same problem, all you have to do is take the picture and we will fix it. Some examples of what to look for: wear and tear, fading, discolored, misspelling, knocked down from support, bent or just flat out ugly.

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Wrapping Fleets

There are two ways to use fleets of vehicles to improve advertisement of your company. The first way is if you are the owner of all the vehicles. If you have 20 vehicles for your company that drive around every day they are being seen by hundreds of thousands of people. If you advertised on your vehicles the amount of people to see your company name, logo and information would be through the roof. With the simple installment of wraps on your vehicles you have increased your advertisement immensely.

Secondly if you are a small business owner without any company vehicles, make some calls and advertise on another companies fleet vehicles. This may cause for payment to the company and for the wrap but, if you get 10 out of the 20 vehicles someone else owns you are know advertising all over town without having to drive around or spend your own gas money. Take advantage of fleet vehicles, they do nothing but spend their days on the road and for every mile they travel is another 100-200 people you can be advertising to.

Magnets

Say your not interested in completely wrapping your vehicle or dont have the money at the time. You can get a magnet, of any size, to put on your car at your discretion. You can use them for advertising, with all your info and logo, or you can just have an image of your choice, Such as a football or baseball. Magnets are in  expensive and easy to apply.

Digital Signage

With all the new technology hitting the streets, its just a matter of time before signs are all digital. With higher resolution it is easier on the eyes, helping people to pick up colors and visuals better. It also allows for an advertising system where more then one company can be advertised on a sign. With the ability to play through a few different images it makes it easy for multiple companies to advertise with one sign. Digital signage is also great to display dates of sales or events. They are able to give a statement allowing viewers to get some details about the company or event rather then just a name. This is an awesome advertising tool that is not used effectively in today’s advertising. It would be the equivalent of having a commercial on the sign in front of your building. They have casing that protect them from water and any other elements. So no worries about repairs, another advantage is that your sign wont fade or wear out.

Look at New York City, the place it lite up from building to building. Producing thousand of advertisement for all different companies.

    

Wrap Care

If you have transformed your bland old paint job into a unique or business advertising vehicle wrap, I would like to congratulate you. You have now successfully put your car into a new realm that will have all the people on the streets looking your way. Having a vinyl wrap is different then a paint job and requires a little different care.

1) Automatic car washes are now out of the question. The high pressure water and bristles from the machine will cause damage to your wrap and costly repairs. You should hand wash your car with a sponge, and a low pressure or mist of water. If you have to use a high pressure water system be sure to stand back at a distance and not to hold the stream on one point of the car, doing so could cause a tear in your vinyl.

2) When using wax, be sure to hand wax your car and DO NOT use a buffer. There are different kinds of wax, be sure to use one that is suitable for vinyl such as turtle wax. If you go to get your vehicle detailed be sure that they also use a wax that is vinyl friendly. Waxing your vehicle will keep your wrap clean and polished and also make it easier to deinstall of the wrap, leaving little to no adhesive behind.

3) Avoid parking under trees for any long periods of time. Sap from some trees can damage your wrap causing you more money.

4) If you have window perf it should be waxed as well. It will give your perf a longer life span and help the lamination. Do not use high pressure on the window perf as well, it can also cause damage.

Be sure to protect your wrap, it is an investment and bad care can cause to money down the drain.

Wall Murals

Laser Sharp Sign Design offers indoor wall murals or custom wallpaper. They are ideal for large indoor wall spaces where texturing is a benefit. These murals are printed on a wallpaper type material, specially formulated for a large format printer. Wall murals and custom wallpaper apply to a wall the same as traditional wallpaper. This is an ideal application for homes, offices, and corporate suits, places where representing your company or just adding decor to the room is beneficial.

You can advertise your business at a convention, or any wall which a high amount of pedestrians walk buy, increasing your amount of views and potentially bring in more business. They can also be used just to add some life to a room. With great quality images blown up to the max it almost makes you feel as if you are in the setting. With the right image and lighting you can have a wall that jumps out at your viewers.