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Camo vinyl covering consumer WARNING.. CAMO Buyer Beware!! Wrapping film, CAMO COVERING

WARNING!!

CAMO VINYL BUYER BEWARE!!

ALL ONLINE CAMO VINYL PRODUCTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUALLY

LOW PRICE DOES NOT MEAN GOOD QUALITY.

Over the past few years the licensed vinyl camouflage market & it’s demand has increased by leaps & bounds.  As a result, many camouflage marketers & manufacturers have desperately tried to find ways to produce vinyl camouflage covering (wraps) cheaper.  In order to do this  it will mean they have to cut corners somewhere. They only have so many options when it comes to doing this: Use inferior vinyl, inferior inks or Inferior laminates.  The information below will help you to be an informed camo vinyl consumer & will help you to find the right wrapping film for your camo project.     

What to look for when shopping for vinyl camouflage covering: 

1. A quality brand vinyl film intended to apply over curves, contours & corrugations AKA “wrapping film”.

2. Inks that are outdoor durable preferably: Solvent, Eco Solvent, Ultra Eco Solvent or Screen (w/hard laminate) (UV inks not recommended although they are becoming the industry standard)

3. Hard rolled on or sheet laminate covering. (spray laminate not recommended for outdoor or long term use)

SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS: 

What some camo dealers don’t want you to know….

INFERIOR VINYLS: In order to lower the cost some online camo companies have opted to use vinyls that may not be intended for wrapping vehicles, ATV’s, Utility vehicles and the like.  When shopping for Vinyl Camo coverings YOU MUST ASK:  Is the vinyl you are using “wrapping film?”  If they say yes make sure they are using a reputable brand: 3M 160 or 180, Oracal: 3551 or 3951, Avery: MPI 1005 or MPI 1800 & the like… (more quality vinyls avialable not listed) If they are not using  quality vinyls DON’T BUY IT, YOU’LL BE SORRY!

INFERIOR INKS: Another way to cut cost is by using inferior inks.  This will be much harder to determine if you purchase the film & think you will see a difference, you won’t.  Even if inferior ink was used you will not be able to tell for at least 6-12 months & by then it’s too late.  Prior to purchasing your camo covering YOU MUST ASK:   Is the ink you are using intended for long term outdoor use?  Is the ink: Solvent, eco Solvent, ultra eco Solvent or (screen printed w/hard laminate)?    If yes, chances are you are getting a quality ink product that will last but that is only 1/3 of what you need for a good quality camo vinyl covering.  If they say they are using UV inks we strongly recommend you search else where.  UV inks will not give you a long lasting outdoor vinyl wrap.  It will look great when you first get it but it will fade much quicker than normal. BUYER BEWARE!! PRICE IS NOT EVERYTING!

INFERIOR LAMINATE: Laminate is used to protect the image from scratches, scuffs, general wear & the effects of UV rays.  Many online companies are cutting cost by using inferior (calendered) laminates not intended for wrapping camo or the are using the more popular liquid or spray on laminate.  When shopping YOU MUST ASK:  Do you use rolled on sheet laminate OR do you spray your laminate?  If they spray, BEWARE!!! You will have much less durability than if you choose a product that has a rolled on laminate. Rolled on or sheet laminate is actually a second material that has about the same thickness as the actual vinyl that the image is produced on, so, you have double the thickness in film plus a much more durable finished product.  Rolled on laminate makes your camo covering image a subsurface or under the surface image so it is well protected for years for durability. 

REMEMBER: PRICE $$ IS NOT EVERYTHING WHEN SHOPPING FOR CAMOUFLAGE COVERINGS.

What you want in a quality camouflage covering: Good quality film with outdoor inks laminated with sheet laminate not spray. 

We hope this information will prove helpful in your search for a quality vinyl camouflage product.

If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at 814~838~6377.

See our full line of camo vinyl  

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Watch out for Golf Cart Graphics Pirates & Cheap imitation wrap thieves

Well, it finally happened.  We recently learned that we have individualls out there in Erie, PA who have no original ideas of their own so they have to Pirate and steal from us.  Yes it is true, we have a copy cat web site who has basically taken all of our original golf car wrap ideas, altered their web address to be very close to ours and is trying to feed off of  our unsuspecting customers.  GOLF CAR WRAP BUYERS BEWARE!!! 

 It’s really very sad when you have to stoop to this level to try to get business.   Even worse is the fact that we know who you are  and where you are.  All the years that we have known these individuals they have never changed.  You know who you are and who you are accountable to. That is why we choose to ignore what you are doing and continue to offer the Best GOLF CAR WRAP Service and Products we possibly can.

So to our loyal customers we say: BUYER BEWARE…  Don’t be fooled by copy cat looser individuals who have no original ideas of their own and who have never even applied a golf car wrap.  Yet they make claims of being in the golf car graphics industry.  Haaaa what a joke!!  Please be sure your custom golf cart wraps have the name golfcargraphics.com or powersportswraps.com on them when you make a wrap purchase.

For more information on golf car graphics check out our sister site, the original: www.golfcargraphics.com

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Hello world!

Welcome to our Blog. My name is Pete.  Our family operates 2  online web sites and a local custom vinyl graphic & sign business called Sharper Images Custom Graphics.  We do a good bit of local business with various types of companies that are looking for a real professional appearance when it comes to their vehicle graphics.  

We are excited to have a blog area for our customers to share ideas and images of their projects for others to see and gain inspiration from.  If you have a vinyl graphics project feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.