Vehicle Wrap Installation


All vehicle wrapping will be done in perfect conditions to ensure the best job is done. A clean environment is essential and we have measures in place to create and maintain a clean and minimal dust atmosphere within the workshop. The room temperature is also vital and will be kept between 17 - 24°C to maximise efficiency and guarantee a strong bond is created allowing the wrap to last its full potential. Lighting is also of key importance and therefore we have a well lit workshop.

There are three main phases in the JD Graphics wrapping process; design, production and installation. Design will usually take the longest of these processes as it is imperative to create the perfect design before moving forward. The printing of the design is then started, any printed vinyls must be left 48 hours to outgas any solvents before application. All digitally printed vinyls are then laminated for protection.The final process is installation;this varies depending on the size of your vehicle.

3 - 5 day installation process

  • The vehicle will be fully cleaned using water and car shampoo as well as tar remover in needed.


  • All obstacles will be removed from the vehicle (i.e. badges, indicators, number plates, headlights etc.).


  • The vehicle is cleaned again with isopropanol or mentholated spirit and a specialist vehicle wrap primer cleaner. (this helps the glue form a stronger bond).


  • The wrap is then carefully fitted by our qualified professionals.


  • Once the wrap is fitted it is quality checked to make sure it meets the JD Graphics standard.

Types Of Vinyl

There are different options when it comes to choosing what type of vinyl film is best for you. There are three main types of vinyl used in the vehicle wrapping industry. Customers should be aware when receiving quotes as to which vinyl they are being quoted for because the quality of these vinyls can differ substantially.

Low CostMid RangeHigh Quality
Flat Areas      Curves          Deep Ridges
1 - 3 Years5 Years7 - 10 Years+


Calendered Vinyl

This is the name given to the way that Monomeric and Polymeric vinyl is produced. It involves mixing PVC granules, pigment and plasticisers in a mixing barrel. It is then brought up to temperature and passed through a calender. The speed, pressure and distance between the rollers determine the thickness of the film.

Monomeric Vinyl

This is the lower cost vinyl film. It is thicker and does not stretch as much so it is not recommended for curves. It also has a much shorter life span but it is suitable for outdoor use so is perfect for temporary flat vehicle adverts.

Polymeric Vinyl

Polymeric is vinyl that has plasticised PVC which means it is much softer and flexible. It is also more durable than monomeric and has a 100 year life span for indoor application and approximately 5 to 7 years outdoors.

Cast Vinyl

This is a more expensive way to produce vinyl film as it involves dissolving resin in a solvent. The solution is then cast onto a very smooth casting paper, this must be done on a massive industrial scale to be viable. This process means cast vinyl is much thinner and it does not shrink over time giving it a much longer life span. Cast vinyl is?extremely flexible and can cover difficult recesses and curves.