Commercial Vehicle Wraps and Lettering

Vehicle wraps, full or partial, are high impact billboards that follow you wherever you go. We’ll help you get the best exposure for your brand image.

How to get a wrap

FAQ Care Guide

Every wrap starts with an amazing design. Our team of designers is ready to start from scratch or work with your existing design to create a high impact, mobile billboard.

From the design and branding consultation to the finished product, you can be assured that our work will be professional and effective.

Roses TakOs Team

The most cost-efficient advertising investment

Every year, more companies choose to advertise themselves with a vehicle wrap because it is the most cost-efficient and durable publicity available. While other types of advertisement only last days or weeks, vehicle wraps last for years. Giving prime visibility wherever the vehicle goes, wraps readily reach target customers quickly.

How to get a wrap

Average price paid to reach 1000 people

Newspapers

32.50$

Television

20.38$

Radio

13.50$

Transit Shelters

3.45$

Wrap*

0.15$

* Price estimated on the average price of a full wrap (3000$) spread on 24 months.

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How to get a wrap

First you need to provide us with some information about your project and your company. The more info, the better!

We’ll need to know:

  • Make, year and model of your vehicle(s).
  • What information you’d like to promote; this will typically be the company name, address, telephone number, website, etc.
  • If you have a logo we’ll need the original file.
  • If you’d like pictures or illustrations to be a part of the design we’ll need hi-res copies of those files. If you don’t have them, we can re-create them. Click here for the technical specifications of the files to send us.
  • After meeting to discuss this, our team of graphic designers will prepare preliminary layouts and pricing for your approval.

Once the design is approved we will schedule the production and install. When you come to pick it up we will give you some tips on care and maintenance.

Vehicle Graphics Care Guide Make Your Image Last

Do not wash your vehicle for two days after the installation of your vehicle graphics. Keep your 3M vehicle graphics looking their best by following these cleaning and maintenance guidelines :

Hand Washing

Automated Car Washes

Pressure Washing

 

Storage

Wax/Polish

Film Restoration

Wash your vehicle regularly. Contaminants allowed to remain on the graphic may be more difficult to remove during cleaning.

Use a spray of water to rinse off as much dirt as possible. Use a wet, non-abrasive detergent and a soft, clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Then, use a silicone squeegee to remove excess water and dry with a clean microfiber cloth.

Recommended products
  • 3M™ Car Wash Soap 39000
  • Meguiar’s Deep Crystal® Car Wash

Use hot, soapy water to soften difficult contaminants such as bug splatter, bird droppings, tree sap and similar contaminants. Rinse thoroughly and dry. Do not use rough scrubbing or abrasive tools, which will scratch the film.

Wipe off any fuel spills immediately to avoid degrading the vinyl and adhesive. Then wash, rinse and dry as soon as possible.

Hand washing is the preferred cleaning method. Damages caused by automated car washes cancel the warranty. If you must use this method, please follow these guidelines:

Always use touch less car washes. Use of brush car washes may cause dulling, scratching, and/or lifting edge of the graphics.

Hand washing is the preferred cleaning method. Damages caused by pressure washing cancel the warranty. If you must use this method, please follow these guidelines:

Ensure the water pressure is kept below 2000 psi (14 MPa) and the water temperature is below 180 °F (80 °C). Use a spay nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern. Keep the nozzle at least 1 foot (300 mm) away from and perpendicular (at 90 degrees) to the graphic.

Vinyl graphics are degraded by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, particularly on the horizontal surfaces such as hood, trunk lid and roof. Whenever possible, store in a garage or at least in a shaded area during the day. At night protect the car from dew or rain, which may contain acidic pollutants. When a garage is not available, consider using a cloth car cover at night.

3M does not recommend using wax or other similar coatings on vehicle graphics. Do no use any abrasive polishes or cutting compounds. Do not use any polishing or wax products on matte or textured films.

The following table shows some available products to help restore your vehicle wrap. Before using, always test and approve in an inconspicuous area. Do not allow cleaning solution to soak and immediately rinse with clear water.

Smooth Gloss Texture 3M™ Perfect-It™ Show Car Paste Wax 39526
Matte or Satin Texture Isopropyl alcohol and water (2:1 ratio)
Matte White (1080-M10)
Carbon Fiber White (1080-CF10)

Based in type/degree of contamination, use one of more of these solutions, in the order shown, to remove any build-up:

  1. Hot, soapy water solution
  2. Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and water (ratio 2:1)
  3. Simple Green® All-Purpose Cleaner
  4. Household chlorine bleach; followed by IPA/water (#2)
  5. Mineral spirits; followed by IPA/water (#2)
Carbon Fiber or Brushed Metal Texture 3M™ Tire Restorer
Meguiar’s Natural Shine Protectant
Carbon Fiber Black (1080-CF12) Meguiar’s Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer

FAQ

About Us

Why should I choose Auto Trim Estrie ?

Because we care. We are a family owned business and take personal pride to give you the best customer experience possible. We’re not happy till you’re happy.

Our status as a 3M Select Gold Graphics Provider printing facility allows us to offer the 3M MCS Warranty certification which guarantees you the highest quality combination of materials and production processes. Our 3M Preferred certification guarantees you a trouble-free installation by installers trained with 3M’s most advanced techniques.

About Wraps

What is a vehicle wrap?

A vehicle wrap is a printed or coloured large-format vinyl decal that covers your vehicle, completely or partially. You can use it to customize your vehicle or for advertising.

What types of vehicles do you wrap?

Cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, golf carts; we can wrap everything.

Why should I wrap my vehicle in advertising?

A fully wrapped commercial vehicle is, by far, the most effective advertising that exists. A commercial wrap is essentially a mobile billboard to market your brand and message. It is a one-time advertising expense that will generate thousands of impressions per day, 24/7, for years to come. Click here to learn more about the most cost-efficient advertising investment.

What are the benefits of vehicle wraps?

In addition to the advertising benefits, vinyl wraps protect the original paint on your vehicle against chips, minor scratches and sun damage. Once removed, wraps will reveal a scratch-free surface that will increase the resale value of your vehicle. Wraps are also the perfect solution for leased vehicles.

Why choose a wrap rather than paint?

A vinyl wrap is a much better option than a custom paint job because it costs less, requires less maintenance, and repairs are much easier. Wraps are not permanent, making it fast and easy to change the look of your vehicle. It also allows for far more creative freedom when it comes to design.

Wrap Looks & Design

What colours and finishes do you offer?

The 3M vehicle wrapping materials we use are digitally printable for complete customised vehicle wrapping. For vehicle colour changes, you can choose from a large selection of over 80+ colours and textures. Our coloured vinyl wrap finishes include matte (a non-reflective finish), satin (a slight shine), gloss (a wet look) as well as carbon fiber and brushed metal textured finishes. Click here to see the color choices.

What brand of wrap materials do you use?

We only use premium grade 3M brand materials.

Do I have to wrap the entire vehicle?

No. We offer partial vinyl wraps as well as die-cut graphics.

Do you offer perforated window graphics?

Yes. Perforated window graphics are typically installed on the rear or side windows of a vehicle. This allows the design to flow on the vehicle. They allow the drivers to see out but block people from seeing in.

Will you work with our design team?

Yes, we love to work with design teams to create an effective advertising campaign. If you already have your marketing material and logos, we can work with it. If not, our experienced graphic designers are happy to help.

Time & Cost

How long does it take to install a vehicule wrap?

Once the design has been finalized and approved, we need three to four days for the complete printing process. Then, most vehicles can be wrapped in one business day.

How much does a vehicle wrap usually cost?

Every vehicle and every project is unique. Cost depends on a number of factors, including the film you choose, the amount of square footage to be wrapped, the complexity of the preparation and installation, whether or not wrap design is required, etc. Costs range from a few hundred dollars for stripes to a few thousand for a complete full wrap. Contact Us today for a free estimate on your vinyl vehicle wrap. We have a variety of materials that will suit any budget.

Vehicle Surface

Do vinyl wraps cause damage to the vehicle’s paint?

Not at all. In fact, the vinyl serves as a protective layer over the paint.

Are vinyl wraps removable?

Yes, a vehicle wrap is completely removable, leaving little or no adhesive residue. We recommend that the removal be done by a trained professional, but you can do it yourself if you choose.

Can you wrap my vehicle if it has rust on it?

We generally avoid wrapping vehicles with rust. Vinyl has to adhere to the paint surface and therefore, paint must be secure on the vehicle. If you have concerns about your vehicle’s suitability for wrapping, come by and see us.

Can a wrap be installed on auto repair fillers?

No, the film will not stick to body filler. An epoxy primer/sealer, OEM vehicle paint and/or clear coat must be applied over the auto repair filler and the finish must be allowed to cure for the period of time specified by the manufacturer before applying film.

Durability and Maintenance

How long will the vinyl wrap last?

Typically, wraps will last anywhere from five to seven years. The lifespan of your vehicle wrap will depend on the quality of the vinyl and installation, the surface to which it is applied and the care given to maintenance.

Can I wash my vehicle after it’s been wrapped?

Please wait two days after your vehicle has been wrapped before washing it. Then, yes, hand wash your vehicle regularly. A word of caution: high pressure hand held washers and car washes can damage the wrap and will cancel the warranty.

Will the sun fade the graphics?

Properly laminated vehicle graphics provide the best protection against the sun’s UV rays. We use the highest quality 3M wrap materials.

Do you offer warranties on your vehicle wraps?

Our status as a 3M Select Gold Graphics Provider printing facility allows us to offer the 3M MCS Warranty, the most comprehensive finished graphic warranty in the industry. We are also pleased to offer a one-year warranty on installation, provided the vehicle has been properly maintained.

Technical Specifications

What are the technical specifications for graphics files to be provided?

When you provide the files for the production, partial or total, please take into account the specifications required for your project in order to ensure the best possible quality. It is preferable that any project is provided in the vector format CMYK for the best quality printing.

Requirements for elements to be incorporated in the design

  • The logos must be provided in vector format ( .AI or .EPS) in CMYK. Any logo that is not provided this way will be reproduced and will be subject to additional charges for graphic design.
  • The images and photos must be provided in the highest possible resolution.
  • The fonts must always be outlined or be provided with the file.
  • Printing in CMYK does not allow a perfect equivalence of colors. If a specific color is required, please provide the equivalent PMS (Pantone Matching System)

Requirements for Vehicle Wraps files

  • File Types to provide: .AI / .PDF / .EPS / .TIF / .PSD
  • CMYK files at 150 DPI in actual final dimensions Or the resolution proportional to the percentage of reduction. We can print up to 1440 DPI. (Ex: file 50% of the final size@ 300 DPI / file 25% of the final size@ 600 DPI)
  • Always provide a file with a bleed of at least 8 inches on each side to ensure a complete coverage of all parts of the vehicle.

We are always available to answer your technical questions relating to your project. If you have other questions, please Contact Us.

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We stick to your brand.

Commercial vehicle wraps & lettering

Custom vehicle wraps, stripes & graphics

Paint Protection Film And Window Tinting

 

Banners, Signs & Displays

Windows, Walls & Floors

Promotional Printing

Every wrap starts with an amazing design. Our team of designers are ready to start from scratch or work with your existing design to create a high impact, mobile billboard.

From the design and branding consultation to the finished product, you can be assured that our work will be professional and effective.

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Customize your ride with 3M Wrap Film 1080, an industry standard. Choose from a variety of finishes, textures and colors that offer a unique, head-turning look.

Want to see how it will look?
Try out 3M’s Wrap Customizer.

Paint Protection Film

Protect your ride with Paint Protection Film to keep your vehicle looking new.

Paint Protection Film

Window Tinting

Enhance your vehicle with tinted window solar protection film for a cooler and safer ride.

Window Tinting

One of the most cost effective ways to promote your brand! With a huge variety of materials available we will give you the marketing solutions you need, when you need them.

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Walls and Floors

Empty windows, walls and floors are great advertising opportunities! Turn heavy traffic areas into prime advertising space with unique and visually captivating graphics.

Windows - Frost & Solar Films

Improve the style, safety and performance of your home or office space with decorative and solar protection films. We carry the latest materials for increased durability and versatile applications. Our frosted privacy films can be printed to include custom full color designs of your brand.

Complete your marketing strategy with business cards, brochures, flyers and much more… Get your message out where they belong: in the hands of your customers.

Choose from a large variety of qualities and materials.

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819.822.8973

6650 #4 Boul. Bourque
Sherbrooke, QC
J1N 1H3

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