13 Dec How Much to Wrap a Truck?
Most online searches for “how much does it cost to wrap a truck?” yield disappointing results, but that’s because it really is hard to give an exact amount without knowing more about your truck and the type of wrap design you have in mind, among many other important factors. The best way to get a straightforward answer is to request a quote from a vehicle wrapping shop in your area.
If you aren’t quite ready to make a phone call, read on to learn more about some of the factors that affect the price of wrapping a truck. These factors are the same regardless of whether you’re wrapping a truck for personal use or as part of a mobile branding and marketing campaign. There’s not much difference between personal and commercial vehicle wraps, so the following pricing factors will come into play regardless of your situation.
Truck Wrap Material
The quality of the vinyl can make a big difference—not just in terms of cost but also in terms of performance and appearance. Calendared vinyl is cheaper than cast vinyl, but there’s a reason truck wrap installers use high-quality cast vinyl from manufacturers like 3M: the finished product looks better and lasts longer. Of course, you can purchase cheap vinyl kits online or go with a less expensive material, but paying a little extra now will amount to greater satisfaction and better wrap performance for years longer than the cheap stuff.
Custom Truck Wrap Design
What kind of wrap job do you have in mind? Straightforward color change truck wraps can be easier to put on than very intricate, custom-designed wraps, and therefore may be less expensive. If you want a custom wrap for your truck you may also pay extra for working with a designer who will need to translate your idea onto a template before it can go on your vehicle.
If you’d prefer a custom truck wrap and have some ideas in mind, here are a few ways to go from dream design to real wrap:
- Do it Yourself – If you have a clear vision and the do-it-yourself attitude, you can design your own custom truck wrap using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or any other graphic design software you prefer. Here is a great tutorial on how to design a vehicle wrap that will help you get started.
- Hire a Graphic Designer – So maybe you have an idea of what the wrap will look like but don’t have the time or know-how to design it yourself. In that case, you can hire a graphic designer to do the work for you. You can either hire a local graphic designer or graphic design company, or hire a freelance graphic designer using a site like 99designs or Fiverr.
- Consult a Wrap Pro – Not sure where to start? Don’t have the budget for a graphic designer? Just bring your ideas to an automotive wrap shop and let the professionals take it from there. Bring pictures of wrap designs you like or basic sketches of your idea and the shop pros will take care of the rest.
Full Truck Wrap vs. Partial Truck Wrap
Another factor that can affect the cost of wrapping a truck is how much “real estate” you plan to cover. In other words, do you want to wrap just a few areas like the hood and roof or cover every square inch?
Partial truck wrapping is obviously less expensive as it involves fewer materials and takes less time to do. If you’re on the fence about a full or partial wrap, get a quote from a professional wrap shop in your area before you decide. A full truck wrap will certainly cost more, but if your heart’s set on a decked-out, full-blown truck wrap then the difference in price between a full and partial wrap might not be enough to change your mind.
Size of the Truck
It might go without saying, but for the sake of being through it’s worth mentioning that the size of your truck can also affect how much you pay for a wrap. For example, a single cab, short bed pickup would cost less to wrap than a four-door, long bed truck because it would require fewer materials. In addition to the size of your truck, any major exterior elements or aftermarket parts—such as a camper shell or truck box—may also increase the cost if you wish to have these elements wrapped as well.
Get Your Truck Professionally Wrapped
Whether you’re wrapping a work truck or want to transform the look of your lifted pickup, let the professionals at Auto Super Shield help. Our team of designers and installers will make sure wrapped truck is exactly what you imagined. Contact us online or call us at 561-367-0101 to find out how much it will cost to wrap your truck or discuss any wrap ideas you have.