APE Wraps presents “The Art of Vinyl”™

APE Wraps is a Premier Digital Graphics and Wraps Company. APE Wraps makes its mark on the industry with incredible attention to detail in its custom, one-off creations. They are known for their ability to Simulate Paint on High Performance Vinyl. APE controls all aspects of production in house, from concept to reality. Many companies that utilize the skills of APE provide them full latitude to create and implement imaging for their show vehicles, as well as applications for their Transporters and Commercial vehicles. APE Wraps offer a full line of high resolution partial decals to be available to the public in the Fall of 2005. So forget what you knew about vinyl, APE Wraps is the new definition! For more information please contact us at: www.apewraps.com

(Ape Wraps)Large-format printing technologies using solvent based inks and Avery Graphics™ MPI Series Digital Media and DOL Series Over-laminates make the difference:

What is a Vehicle Wrap:
A Wrap is a large vinyl decal. It is applied directly over the original paint of the vehicle. The application of the Wrap allows you to change the car’s appearance in a very short period of time and in turn allows you to remove the Wrap, returning the vehicle back to it’s original condition in an even a shorter period of time, if it’s necessary!.


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! It’s about presence, standing out in the crowd and getting noticed. It sells, supports and promotes to everyone who sees it.

 

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: IB410



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 hours.

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 square footage.
· 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 print ?
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 description!

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!