In October of 2012 we published this post, FAQ: How Much Does a Vehicle Wrap Cost? At that time, we shared ranges of vehicle wrap costs and a few of the variables that affect price. In 2012, we stated a full vehicle wrap could run $1500 to $3000 or more. Since then, we’ve completed wraps for under $1500 and over $4000. Although it’s impossible to create a one-size-fits-all price tag for vehicle wraps—you can come pretty close when you take in a few considerations. So, how much do vehicle graphics cost?
The Cost of Wrapping a Car
A full wrap on an average size car is going to be closer to the low end of the range. Depending on the model it could be $1500 or less. Damage to the substrate, removal of existing graphics, extensive artwork, or expensive specialty adhesive vinyl will add to the cost.
Mid-Size Vehicle Wrap Cost
Vans, trucks, SUV’S, and small box trucks will be in the $2000 range for a full wrap, but a full wrap isn’t always necessary. For example, the graphics on the original West Coast Taco Food Truck isn’t a full wrap, but a set of well positioned decals on a black surface. Including substrate preparation, the total cost was well under $2000. Here are a few ideas, Vehicle Graphics Coverage Options.
Wrapping a Tractor-Trailer
What about the big guys? A complete wrap on a class 8 semi-trailer can cost $3000 to $4000. But once again, a full wrap may not be needed to get the message out. On trailers the condition, construction materials, and de-identification impact the cost.
The quality and expense of the vinyl adhesive material to be applied will affect the cost. The most important thing to remember is to use the material best suited to the application. While it may be overkill to use a seven year warranted material on a vehicle leased for one year, it seldom ends up well to use a cheaper than recommended material only to save a few bucks.
We hope the video answers your questions. If not, feel free to contact us, and if you’d like to know what graphics would cost on your vehicle we’d be happy to—wrap that up for you just request a quote.
“TKO Graphix is a national fleet and vehicle graphics company helping customers since 1985. We provide full-service graphic design, digital printing, screen printing, graphics installation, and removal of large format graphics.” — About TKO Graphix