The APE Wrap’s alternative to paint is not only more cost
effective, but will provide more pop, detail and impact that
paint cannot come close to. Whether you are a large corporation,
advertising for a weekend, a company advertising your business
for a few years or an individual that has a custom APE Wrap
created for your daily driver. An APE Wrap will get you noticed!
The High Performance vinyl used
for an APE Wrap requires properly prepared surfaces to promote
adhesion. On many vehicles, we will encounter painted surfaces
that may not be conducive for that necessary adhesion and
durability of the materials, such as door handles, hinges,
textured surfaces, emblems, rubber, moldings, weather stripping,
sliding windows, exhaust areas and some extreme convex and
compound curves. There are techniques for handling some of
those areas, such as providing overlays, patches, relief cuts
and taking these areas of concern into consideration during
the design phase prior to printing. The practice of using
these techniques for blending and coverage makes those areas
difficult or impossible to see from 5-10 feet away. It is
important that you understand a Wrap does not provide for
covering 100% of the vehicle, as some areas are not conducive
to vinyl at all such as cracks, expansion joints and seams.
The material manufacturers recommend a º inch gap in these
areas to prevent material failure and insure correct adhesion.
The materials used by APE Wraps are of the highest quality
and have provisions designed for outdoor use, such as the
utilization of inks and laminates with UV properties, to help
prevent fading and cracking over time. The durability of these
materials can range from 1 to 5 years depending upon the climate
and you’re care of the APE Wrap.
How much protection do you need? APE
Wraps can offer a corporate look, custom look or the wildest
ideas you can come up with, we also offer you a warranted
protection. APE Wraps uses Avery Graphics DOL1000 for
a high-gloss off-the-showroom shine and for additional protection
we can offer Avery Graphics SPF1000 that can be used
for stone/chip resistant (off-road tough) finish allowing
us to display your image with pride and confidence!
How does it look? If you have
to touch it to see how we did it, we did a good job! It looks
as good or better than a brand new car and it stays that way
for up to 5 full years. One delivery van can offer more than
18 million visual impressions per year. Now you know why everyone
is looking at you!
What else can you do? Just imagine
your logo or identity everywhere. Trucks, trailers, banners,
and buildings can all have the same corporate or graphic look
to represent you or your product better than your competitors!
Its about presence, standing out in the crowd and getting
noticed. It sells, supports and promotes to everyone who sees
How long does the custom process take?
In most cases from 10-20 days.
Will the material damage my paint?
APE Wraps use only the finest High Performance Vinyl.
This Avery Graphics material is designed to be removed without
damaging the paint. However, you may want to be careful if
you have an aftermarket non OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer)
paint job. For further details See the top of the FAQ page
for Avery Graphics...Avery Application...Document:
How long does it take for installation
of an APE Wraps ?
The application process in many cases takes no longer than
a day or two for full wrap and partial can be done within
Can I buy parts of the existing designs
from APE? Yes you can! Our decals are available through
our web site!
How much does a wrap cost?
Great question! Information from you is the key to a proper
estimate! Please see the Basic Steps Page for a list of details
needed for a custom APE Wrap.
Generally the cost for a partial can run from $500 - $3500
A full wrap can run from $3500-$5500
What is the cost (6 parts):
· Design Time: This is the number
that is variable as most clients want custom design and this
requires very specialized attention to detail the average
design can take as little as 5 hours to some of our most complicated
taking 40 hours and the average is 10 hours.
· Materials: This number is
predicated upon the amount of gross square footage needed
to accomplish virtually seamless coverage of the intended
area of wrap.
· Setup: This number is the most
stable and only occurs when a design file needs to be setup
for print. This number will occur every time a file needs
to be formatted for print.
· Print: Print costs are included
in the material costs and again is predicated upon the gross
· Lamination: Is included in
the material costs.
· Contour cut (plotter). This
fee occurs when the graphics need to be precision cut to follow
body panels. A partial APE Wrap would be an example that has
a plotter fee.
What is the resolution of an APE Wraps
An apparent 720 X 720
I want to photo/Image integrated into
the design what size does the photo need to be?
For the minimum acceptable quality in print the photo
needs to be 72 DPI at full size.
Can I install APE designs
myself? This is a very good question! Please be patient on this
Determining your skill level in working with vinyl applications will
help you determine your ability in applying such an exclusive decal by
APE. The majority of APE graphics and decals are produced on pressure
sensitive media and is intended to be applied as a dry installation.
This material is considered reposition-able. What this means is the
material is NOT as aggressive(less sticky) on initial tack as other
vinyl products (very sticky stuff). For example: A typical decal/sticker
you may have worked with in the past was so aggressive when it initially
touched the intended surface it could not be repositioned without being
damaged. This is not the case with APE material.
Our material is called Avery EZ series Digital print media! EZ stands
for “EZ going on and EZ coming off”. However, that does not mean you can
just pick it and stick it over and over again! Due to the exclusivity of
our product we recommend to have all of our products that are intended
to cover more than 4 square feet of surface area to be installed by a
Certified Professional Installer.
You’ve put stickers on. However, this isn’t
just a sticker.
APE Bombs Away bullet hole design from 2”to 12” inches and possibly a
bit larger in diameter,” you could do” But a Burner Rocker Panel Partial
application we recommend to be professionally installed to make sure you
your design will compliment the car and not the trash can! This opinion
does not take everyone’s skill level into consideration, were providing
for a successful application only!