Wrap FAQ’s

Q: What is a vehicle wrap?

A: vehicle wrap is the most cost effective and impactful form of advertising today. consists of a design which is developed by our staff of designers, then printed on special vinyl wrap and laminated, and finally installed or “wrapped” on a vehicle.  The wrap is applied directly to the vehicle.  The application is so precise it is often mistaken for a custom paint job.

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 person.   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 ensures the accurate transfer of the images through its advanced art print server.   The large format printers are fitted with state of the art ink systems insuring the best color schemes and resolution available in the industry.  We have carefully chosen the media we print on, which has been time tested for use in vehicle wraps.

Q: How do you wrap a vehicle?

A:  Our installers are put through a rigorous apprentice program before they are given the title of expert installer.  Once they 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: Where do you wrap the vehicle?

A:  Empire Graphics, LLC has a dedicated 1,500 sq ft installation facility in Hampstead, NC.

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 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 replaced?

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: Is it possible to finance my wrap?

A:  Yes.  Our program through, [Compound Profit’s Pronto Lease], will allow small businesses to finance their vehicle wraps.

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 Empire Graphics, LLC remove your vehicle wrap as our installation experts are best equipped this task.

Q: Will the wrap damage my paint?

A:  No. A vehicle wrap, when applied and removed correctly, does not damage your car’s OEM paint.  In fact, it protects it for the whole time it is installed on your vehicle.

Q: Is there a guarantee on the wrap?

A:  Empire Graphics, LLC offers a full warranty of 1 years for installation and a 6 year manufacturers warranty on material defects.

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.  We are not a driver – advertiser broker. (i.e. we do not find or run a database of drivers for advertisers or vise versa)

Q: Will you wrap a leased vehicle?

A:  Yes. Since a wrap can be removed without damaging a vehicle, there are no restrictions against wrapping a leased vehicle.

Q: How long will a wrap last on my vehicle?

A:  Our wraps will normally outlast the vehicle. You can expect your wrap to last 5 years or longer, as long as you’re careful about high pressure washing.

Q: How do I care for my wrap?

A:  It is best to hand wash your wrapped vehicle. In general, avoid power washing and do not use an ice-scraper. Brushing windows and the use of a rear defroster will cause no damage to your window wrap.

Q: What’s the difference between a ½, ¾, and full wrap?

A.  A size of the wrap (Full, ½ or ¼) simply refers to the percentage of the car that is covered by the wrap.

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

A:  Our wraps are typically completed in 1-2 days, depending on the size of the vehicle and intricacy of the wrap.  Time estimates are given to our customers prior to beginning the installation process.

Q: Do you wrap anything other than vehicles?

A:  Yes. We have wrapped boats, jet skis, motorcycles, buildings, storefronts, tradeshow walls & appliances.