Vinyl is the go-to material when it comes to vehicle wraps. It’s flexible yet durable, which allows it to withstand weather, mud, road salt and most other conditions you may experience while driving. There are different variations of vinyl wraps though, so understanding some of the differences and most commonly used vinyl products can help you during the design process.

3M Wraps

Not only is 3M one of the largest companies in the world, it’s the largest manufacturer of vinyl vehicle wraps. There are a host of different product variations through 3M. Some of these are:

  • Controltac Graphic Film
  • Scotchcal Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive
  • Controltac Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive
  • Scotchcal Perforated Window Graphic Film

Avery Wraps

While Avery is one of the newer manufacturers of vinyl vehicle wraps, it has one of the best received products on the market today. This is the Avery MPI 1005 Supercast, which comes with a 10-year lifespan. By the time you’re ready for a new wrap, you may also be ready for a new vehicle.

Oracal Wraps

Oracal distinguishes its look with solid, opaque colors beneath a protective clear-coat, which makes it look like a factory paint job instead of a semi-reflective vinyl wrap. This makes it a popular choice.

These are just some of the more common brands. If you’re interested in a vehicle wrap, have questions or want to start the design process, contact SmartWrap at your convenience.