Once the materials have been printed, considerable prep work must take place before the installation gets underway. If there’s a brick section 48-inches-wide, the vinyl piece covering that section must be that exact width. As well, the depth of windows must be considered, so that material fills that space and removes the appearance of dimensionality when viewed from the street.
Like other installers, Interligi can’t say enough about the improvements made to vinyl films over the years. “The materials have absolutely gotten significantly better,” he observes. “Every year, the big materials manufacturers make the products better, enabling installations to become easier. That’s great for installers, because it opens up new canvases not available before.”
So what’s the takeaway for those who’d like to do great wraps? Says Carthey: “Just keep learning your craft, because the industry keeps changing with different graphics and different substrates they’re installed on.”