Vehicle Branding Information

Frequently asked Questions that we would like to answer for you right away if you are looking at branding your vehicle.

Q: What is a vehicle wrap?

A vehicle wrap consists of a design which is developed by our staff of designers, then printed on specialist vinyl, laminated, and finally installed or “wrapped” onto a vehicle. The wrap is applied directly to the vehicle.

Q: How is a wrap designed?

A: Our in-house staff of designers specialize in vehicle wrap design. They work with the client throughout the process to ensure that the message conveyed in the design accurately and appropriately reflects that of the company, product or individual. Final proofs, mockups and explanations are always reviewed prior to sending the job to print.

Q: How is a wrap printed?

A: Our onsite printing department and staff ensure the accurate transfer of the images through its advanced art print server. The large format printers are fitted with state of the art eco-solvent ink systems, insuring only the best colour schemes and resolution. We have carefully chosen the media we print on, which has been time tested for use on vehicle wraps.

Q: How do you wrap a vehicle?

A: Our installers are put through a rigorous apprentice programme before they are given the title of expert installer. Once the have reached this level, they are capable of handling the most intricate design wrap installations. The vinyl material is accurately laid out and applied to the vehicle – the actual process is extremely precise, requires a lot of experience and is difficult to explain in writing.

Q: Are car wraps applied to windows?

A: Yes, but only rear side and rear windows. Window wraps are printed on a special perforated vinyl called contravision that allows the driver to see through the rear and side rear windows.

Q: What if the company information on my wrap changes, can it be reolaced?

A: Yes. Graphics, logos, and phone numbers (or any part of the design) can be changed, reprinted and re-installed as overlays on the car wrap.

Q: Can a wrap be removed?

A: Yes. The wrap can be removed. However, attempting to remove it yourself may cause damage to your paint. We suggest having Soho strip your vehicle wrap as our installation experts are best equipped for this task.

Q: Will the wrap damage my paint?

A: No. A vehicle wrap, when applied correctly, does not damage your car’s OEM paint. In fact, it protects it. Vehicles with paint jobs, or that have resprayed body work as a result of panel beating are at risk of the new paint stripping off the vehicle and should only be wrapped if the owner is happy that at the paint may pull away if the wrap design is ever removed.

Q: Will you pay me to drive my car with someone else’s advertising?

A: No. Our company designs, prints and wraps vehicles for businesses looking to advertise on their vehicles. However if you visit Brand Your Car, they offer this service

Q: How do I care for my wrap?

A: It is best to hand wash your wrapped vehicle. In general, avoid power or jet washing. Brushing windows and the use of a rear defroster will cause no damage to your window wrap.

Q: How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?

A: Our wraps are typically completed within 3 to five days from date of final artwork approval. Time estimates are given to our customers prior to beginning the installation process.

Q: Do you wrap anything other than vehicles?

A: Yes. We can wrap boats, jet skis, motorcycles, laptops, buildings and storefronts.

Q: How much do you charge for artwork

A: Any artwork changes or colour changes will be charged for at R450.00 per hour.

Q: How long does it take?

A: 5 (FIVE) days on receipt of your firm order. The above delivery schedule is quoted for the hardware only, and does not include the delivery of graphic panels unless the optical disks are received timeously by us, to enable us to meet the above quoted delivery schedule. The above quotation does not include concept, design or reproduction.