Designing an effective vehicle wrap requires an educated approach. A designer who offers vehicle wrap design needs to be intimately familiar with the wrap process, installation obstacles and designing advertisements with a short view time.
Finishing equipment is essential to any sign shop, especially grand-format shops. Traditional vinyl cutters are reliable solutions for cutting roll-fed media, and flatbed cutters are necessary for shops that use a flatbed UV-cure printer or have need to cut rigid substrate media. Laminators extend the longevity of printed graphics and are considered essential to some applications. Choosing the proper finishing systems for the size and type of work that your shop handles will greatly increase efficiency.
The type of industry you are serving (or hope to break into)—such as textiles, packaging, décor, signs, etc.—will drastically affect the type of finishing equipment you will need. Today's traditional vinyl cutters have advanced to include the ability to read registration marks as an industry standard, but vinyl cutters, of course, are limited to rolled media.