We’ve talked a lot about custom wraps for emergency vehicles in the past. A lot of our blogs have focused on improving your existing vehicle graphics for the sake of safety. We’ve emphasized the importance of a full scale reboot of any outdated police, fire, and ambulance graphics, but that isn’t the only option available. For this month’s blog we’d like to discuss the utility of partial wraps for your emergency vehicles and police fleet graphics. Here’s a few quick questions to help you decide if a partial wrap is right for you.
Are You Working With A Tight Budget?
Getting full custom police, ambulance and fire department vehicle graphics for your entire fleet can be a significant investment. If you’re convinced that your current graphics need an update but you don’t want to break the bank, partial vehicle wraps are a wonderful alternative. Partial wraps usually cover anywhere from 25 to 75 percent of your vehicle with the cost varying accordingly. This allows you to make smaller updates and adjustments as you scale your new graphics accordingly to fit your budget.
Still Like Your Old Graphics? No Problem
Partial vehicle wraps are great if you still like the look of your current graphics. You’ll be able to make some smaller additions without having to go into a full overhaul and graphic redesign. This may be the preferred option, for example, if all you’re looking for is new fire department vehicle decals or updated wording on your ambulance graphics. Check out this example picture from our recent job with the Clarence Fire Co. Here we added some simple text to one of their support vehicles to help them stand apart from regular traffic.
Is It Time For A Safety Update?
Letting the public know who you are is an important part of cognitive visibility, as we have discussed before. For this reason partial wraps are commonly used on SUVs and other support vehicles that would otherwise be mistaken for normal traffic. Additionally, ems vehicles use partial wraps as a safety upgrade by working in reflective striping and lettering. This is a crucial component to boosting your vehicle’s conspicuity at night and in low visibility conditions.