As more and more advancements in the market are being introduced, wider options are being presented to business owners all across the globe. One such example would be printable vinyl for car wraps which has been increasingly becoming popular due to unlimited exposure in an unrestricted period of time.
Given that, options for vehicle wraps are also growing and these would include premium ultra-calendared films that are contributing to the financial well-being of wrap installers.For others, especially cast vinyl devotees, they will surely not agree that an ultra-calendered film is not always a suitable solution. Thus, when should you use cast or calendered vinyl for your vehicle wraps?
Both cast and ultra-calendered films provide outstanding print quality due to good dot gain control and a high white point. The result is good image clarity with crisp detail and intense color for all major solvent and eco-solvent printers. Almost all vinyls engineered for wrap applications use some form of air outlet technology in order to assist in removal of trapped air pockets during installation.
The edge of premium cast wrap vinyl is that they have the ability to provide excellent conformability over compound curves and rivets and in deep channels. Casting also produces unequalled dimensional stability which means that, once applied and cured, these wraps will stays put for years. However, be informed that your ink will not last that long enough and you have to get it replaced every few years. Bear in mind that any wrap left on a vehicle longer than two and a half years is going to be difficult to remove cleanly.
When it comes to ultra-calendered option, it has flawlessly smooth surface that has outstanding conformability and dimensional stability. This is typically recommended for fleet graphics and full or partial wraps on vehicles with flat surfaces and simple curves. They also perform well over rivets and corrugations.