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Q1. Will you pay me to drive someone else’s advertising?
A. No. Our company charges businesses and others to wrap their vehicles. Our company specializes in large format design, printing and installation services. We do NOT offer compensation for driving ads.

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Q2. What's involved in a vehicle wrap?
A. Vehicle wraps, Bus wraps and Fleet wraps are comprised of 3 phases. The first is the design and layout phase. The second is the production phase and finally installation. There may even be a fourth phase, the removal of graphics if requested.

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Q3. What is involved with the Design Phase?
A. This is the critical part of the vehicle wrap process. Communication is essential to ensure your vehicle wrap is laid out properly per your needs. A complete understanding of the overall project is a must. The design must be done taking into account that the images used need to be high resolution and full size at 75 dpi. File types must be adhered to per our specifications and the wrap design must be properly scaled to the vehicle. We encourage our clients to focus on the purpose of the vehicle wrap. We have found that simple but deliberate design works best. The vehicle is a moving billboard advertisement, so the message on the vehicle wrap must be instantly understood. The audience only has 3 seconds or so to get the message. 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.

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Q4. Will a vehicle wrap damage my vehicle’s paint upon removal?
A. For Factory paint in good shape, no. Repainted and/or paint in poor condition may peel when removed. In all of our experiences, the only time a vehicle’s paint may be affected is in the case of a poor repaint job. Factory paint, in 99.0% of instances, is not affect by our wraps.

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Q5. Will you wrap a leased vehicle?
A. Sure, we’ve wrapped many leased cars. The wrap can easily be removed without any damage at the end of the lease.

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Q6. How long will a wrap last on my vehicle?
A. Our wraps will normally outlast the duration you’re looking to use them. You can expect your wrap to last 2-3 years or longer, providing you are careful about power washing. Normally, a wrap can stay between 4 to 6 years on the vehicle depending on the treatment that is given to it.

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Q7. How do I care for my wrap?
A. Hand washing is best. Avoid high pressure washes and be careful never to use an ice-scraper. Sweeping off windows with a soft broom and rear defroster will cause no damage to your window graphics.

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Q8. What’s the difference between a partial and full wrap?
A. Typically, a Full Wrap includes the entire surface of the vehicle with or without the roof, depending on the vehicle and the client’s wishes. A partial wrap is exactly that. The vehicle is partially wrapped. What portion of the vehicle is actually wrapped depends on the design and customer needs.

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Q9. What is the approximate time frame expected for installation once the design is approved?
A. From the time that the design is completed and approved by our client, a wrap can be printed and installed within 10 days, sometimes less.

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Q10. Can you wrap anything other than a vehicle, RV or Bus?
A. Absolutely! If it rolls, floats or flys we can wrap it! We have wrapped boats, buildings, windows, storefronts and large machinery. If the surface to wrap has enough adhesion for the vinyl, a wrap is possible.

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Q11. How long does the process take?
A. The part of the process that we like spending the majority of the time is the development of the concept that will go on the vehicle. The length of this depends directly on how much direction you already have for the graphics. After the graphic stage is finalized and we enter production it takes between 5 to 10 days to have the wrap fully installed.

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Q12. Can the wrap be removed later?
A. Absolutely. The wrap is actually stacked to the vehicle using heat and pressure-sensitive adhesives that can be reactivated by our installers. The removal process is very short.

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Q13. Can I pressure wash my vehicle after the vinyl is installed?
A. We highly recommend NOT to pressure wash the vehicle after installation of the vinyl. Some pressure washers can potentially lift up the vinyl because of improper use of the water pressure. The wrap is an investment to your marketing and advertising strategy and thus it should be protected.

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Q14. Do I have to wash my vehicle before installation?
A. Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, pollen, and other agents that may slow down the installation process.

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Q15. How long do you need my vehicle for installation?
A. Installation normally takes between one and two days depending on how much coverage has to be applied.

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Q16. Can you come up with the graphics?
A. Absolutely! That is in fact our strength. Our customers communicate to us what they want in the wrap. Then they supply us with their logos, photos, and other supporting images, and we then create the graphics in a format that best fits the vehicle. Most commonly our clients have photos or images from their business that they want on the wrap and we can use them. There are other cases in which our clients have to purchase photos for their campaign.

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Q17. I live outside your local area, can I still go with you guys for my wrap?
A. Yes, we would have meetings with you over the phone and all images and mockups would be emailed for approval. We can also mail your wrap to you so that you may have it installed locally.

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Q18. Will it damage my paint?
A. No. The material used actually protects your paint-job from minor scratches. A car wrap, when applied and removed correctly by a professional installer, does not damage your car's paint, unless the paint is already damaged or the car has been repainted.

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Q19. How much does it cost?
A. Every project has its own set of variables. We have developed a small “no-obligation” form that will help us provide you with a more accurate quotation. Pricing is directly linked with coverage and types of vinyl used.

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Q20. I have an RV and a trailer, can you wrap them up or are they too large?
A. Because of the printing process and technology we use, we have the capability to cover large areas. In the past, we have covered several RVs and trailers. Please fill in the request a quote form to be contacted with further information.

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Q21. How do I care for my wrap?
A. Hand washing is best. Avoid high pressure washes and be careful never to use an ice-scraper. Sweeping off windows with a soft broom and rear defroster will cause no damage to your window wrap.

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Q22. What if I don’t have any high resolution artwork?
A. High-resolution artwork is available and can be purchased through various sources. You can also purchase Royalty free artwork, you can then use it in all of your marketing material. We utilize several websites that provide high resolution artwork and images. Often, high resolution artwork can be attained through a corporate office of most franchises. Keep in mind that we can assist you in designing a complete wrap from concept to completion which includes dealing with all of the high resolution artwork.

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Q23. Who designs what the wrap will actually look like?
A. Our in-house designers will work closely with you to reach the look that fits your needs. We focus on the design printing and installation of your vehicle wrap. Our in-house designers are very experienced and utilize the most updated design software and latest computers.

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Q24. Why should I use PROMOTION WRAPS?
A: We at PROMOTION WRAPS strive to give our customers the same excellent service and attention that we would expect ourselves. Our level of expertise, experience and customer service in outdoor advertising is unmatched by our competitors. In addition to great service and superior designs, we always promise a reasonable price. Combine the total that you or your company spends on advertising each year, compare those costs to the cost of a car wrap. Factor in that a car wrap lasts between 3-5 years and will be seen by millions over that period of time. In addition, there are no monthly fees, maintenance or renewal charges. You buy it, you own it!

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Q25. How can I be sure that I'll be satisfied, do you have references I can speak with?
A: Yes. We'd be happy to provide you the names of satisfied customers.

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Q26. Will you provide color and art proofs prior to printing?
A: Yes. We will not print anything until you are completely satisfied with your design and have physically approved the design and color proof.

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Q27. What is a car wrap? Is it paint?
A: A car wrap is a hi-tech vinyl covering that is adhered directly to your car. The application is so precise, it is often mistaken for a custom paint job. A vehicle 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.

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Q28. It looks like there are graphics on the windows, will I still be able to see through the windows?
A: Yes the window graphics are printed on a perforated vinyl that allows you to see through the rear and side rear windows.

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Q29. Do you wrap the roof?
A: On most automobiles the roof is included. Generally, we do not wrap roofs on larger vehicles (vans, trucks or SUV’s), unless it is requested by the customer.

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Q30. Can you wrap a fiberglass bumper?
A: We can wrap a plastic or fiberglass bumper, however it is not recommended or guaranteed to adhere for the duration of the life of your car wrap.

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Q31. Can Promotion Wraps make custom magnets for my vehicles?
A: YES WE CAN! AND WE DO! We can create custom high-resolution magnets in any quantity. Many company owners will provide magnets for everyone (receptionist, secretaries, spouses) in the office.

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Q32. Do you produce vinyl signage?
A: Absolutely! Ask to see a sample of our vinyl display ads.

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Q33. Why should I use Promotion Wraps as opposed to painted or vinyl lettering?
A: Applying paint decreases your car's value. The same applies for vinyl lettering which can cause 'fading' or 'shadowing' to the original paint. In addition, a car wrap looks so much more stunning and appealing.

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Q34. What if I plan to change my company logo or phone number in the future?
A: Not a problem. We can print logos, phone numbers, websites etc. as overlays on the car wrap, so that they may be removed and replaced if you switch companies or change information. Graphics, logos, and phone numbers (or any part of the design) can be changed, reprinted and re-installed as overlays on the car wrap.

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Q35. Will my company pay for my car wrap?
A: Many companies will pay for, or reimburse you for your car wrap. Most companies realize the advantage of investing in such a cost-effective form of advertising. If they do not already know about Promotion Wraps, you can request that we speak directly to them, or request information to be sent to them.

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Q36. How effective is a car wrap?
A: Studies conducted have shown that a car wrap can garner up to 8.3 million views per year in a city of 50,000. In a medium-sized city like Pittsburgh, a Car Wrap can make 1000-2500 impressions per hour on a busy boulevard. In large metropolitan areas like New York City, impressions per hour can be as high as 20,000.

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Q37. Can I take it through the carwash?
A: Certainly. You can wash it just like you did before it was wrapped, but it is not recommended that you use wax. We recommend brushless car washes.

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Q38. What if I dent a side of my car, can my car wrap be fixed?
A: Yes, we can easily replace the damaged pieces or panels of your car wrap. We have your artwork on file and we can reprint any single area of the vehicle.

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Q39. 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.

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Q40. 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.

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Q41: Where do you wrap the vehicle?
A: ProMotion Wraps has a dedicated 3,500 sq ft installation facility in Virginia, just steps away from its headquarter office.

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Q42. 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 your vehicle wrap removed by our installation experts who are best equipped for this task.

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