WRAP FAQ’s

What’s involved in a Wrap ?

1. DESIGN – With your vehicle or boat model we fit the wrap to your specifications, with a design of your choice.

2. PRODUCTION – All our vehicle, marine and fleet graphics are digitally printed with solvent-based, exterior-grade, UV-resistant inks. We use conformable, removable vinyl and perforated window film from 3M, Avery and others. All images are over laminated with a UV-resistant matte, gloss finish film for additional protection from fading, salt, sand, road grime and physical abrasion. Our prints are rated for 3-5 years exterior exposure with no fading, cracking or peeling.

3. INSTALLATION – Your wrap will be scheduled for installation after artwork is approved.

Will a Wrap damage my paint or gel coat?

In most cases wraps will not damage factory paint jobs, wraps protect your paint and gel coat form UV rays and road grime, rock chips. It is important to talk with us and possibly pre-test your paint job prior to wrapping. Especially if its just been painted, or if the paint is in poor condition.

How is a Wrap produced?

Your wrap will be printed on a large-format printer. Think of the color printer that you have on your desktop, only with a width of at least 54″. The biggest difference between your desktop printer and the one that will print your wrap is that the wrap printers use a type of solvent ink that is much more durable than what you would print at your home or office. The wrap is then laminated with a vinyl laminate that protects against marks, abrasions and fading.

How long will my Wrap last?

Depending on sun exposure, typical wraps are good for 3-5 years. It also depends on how you care for your wrap, your wrap could last indefinitely. Lakeside signs & Graphics offer a 1 (one) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on our wrap prints and installation.

What happens if my Wrap gets damaged?

Wraps can get damaged sometimes and need to be replaced. For that reason, we produce these graphics via computer generated files and are able to produce sections of the graphics upon demand.

If your Graphic got damaged and your paint/gel coat does not need repair, contact Lakeside to arrange your wrap repair.

If your paint/gel coat got damaged, make arrangements to get the areas repaired. When making those arrangements please contact us so we can prepare your files for printing.

How long will it take to do my Wrap?
This depends on the job. When your wrap is ready for installation, it can typically be wrapped in a day or two. Always make sure to ask us about the time line, as each job is different.

How much will my Wrap cost?
This depends on the wrap package you purchase, Full Wrap or Half Wrap. If you want a custom design package request an all inclusive price quote from the sales team at Lakeside Signs & Graphics.

How will I know what my boat will look like before the wrap is finished?
We will provide a color proof before we begin the job, the color proof will have your graphic/wrap; super imposed onto your marine or vehicle for you to view. You will need to sign-off for approval before we begin printing your wrap. You can expect slight color differences between the proofs and final wrap due to the difference between printing on paper versus vinyl and the difference in inks, but there shouldn’t be extreme color differences.

Will gasoline affect the wrap?
Lakeside Signs & Graphics provides 3M protection against fuels and oils. Gasoline will eat through the boat vinyl wrap if not protected so special care must be taken around fuel. Please wipe down areas immediately.

Can you cover windows with wrap material?
Perforated window film can be used for your windows. Exactly what you see on city buses, you can see out but can’t really see in. Somewhat of a tint, but with graphics printed on the film. Please check local state regulations.

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