What are the differences between vehicle graphics, vehicle livery and vehicle wrapping?
Vehicle livery and vehicle graphics are the same thing, it is the application of vinyl graphics to any type of vehicle leaving visible areas of paintwork.
Vehicle wrapping is the application of large sections of vinyl directly over the paintwork of the vehicle to temporarily change the colour or appearance.
This can range from cars, vans, lorries, motorcycles through to buses and boats which we have worked on for our clients.
What is required to get a proof and price together for a vehicle?
The make, model, year, license plate and colour of the vehicle – we require photos of all vehicles.
We need any logo files you have which are to be applied. We require a vector format graphic – PDF, EPS, AI.
If you do not have those file types to hand, whoever created the logo for you should be able to provide you with them.
If they are not possible to obtain, send over whatever you can and we will help as much as we can, check if they are able to be used, and rework them if possible. If logo files are needing remade, our in-house design team can do this for a small design fee.
If you can provide all contact information and any list of services you would like included, we will incorporate them on the proof.
If there is to be large areas covered in photographs, we will need the photos at the largest file size possible. Email is not always the best way to send these over but we can help out with ways to transfer large files.
How much will my vehicle graphic cost?
Let our design team know what budget you have in mind and we can work to any budget you may have.
Standard graphics on a Ford Custom is usually around £250+vat
Full wrap on a Ford Custom is usually around £1500+vat
Partial wrap and graphics on a Ford Custom can range from £300 – 1200+vat
All our costing is bespoke. We calculate the price based on the type of vinyl required, square meterage of vinyl required, and complexity of preparation and installation.
We are always happy to supply ballpark costs if you have a rough idea in mind of what you would like.
In order to get an exact quote together, we need to agree on a final design.
How long will it take to complete my vehicle graphics?
Each vehicle is different.
Simple livery, cut logos and text, usually takes half a day to a day
Partial wraps will take a day or two.
Full wraps can take between 2 and 5 days, depending on the size of the vehicle.
We will always try to be as accurate as possible with timescales. All of this will be discussed after the quote has been agreed so we can give you an accurate timescale and confirm a date with you.
If your vehicle is ready sooner than expected, we will get in touch and let you know.
What options do you have for vinyl?
We have a massive selection of vinyls on offer, from carbon fibre to two tone colour changing, textured vinyls and high gloss chrome finishes to name a few, please feel free to drop by and see them in person.
What is your warranty on vehicle graphics and wraps?
We provide a full 3-year warranty on all of our vehicle graphics and wraps. The vinyl that we use is all high quality polymeric and cast vinyls that vary from 5-10 year manufacturers warranty.
What is a projecting sign?
Projecting signs are usually double-sided signs that stick out at a 90 degree angle from the building and these can be illuminate or non-illuminated. To see some examples please click here.
How much will my sign(s) cost?
We can work within your budget to provide you with the very best solution for your signage needs. Specialized Signs have sourced quality materials to meet any budget so get in touch with our friendly team who are here to help you.
Do Specialized Signs arrange the power supply?
Specialized Signs will provide the required illumination specified, however, we will always require a 240v power supply to be provided by the client. This must be provided prior to us arriving on site and at the agreed location.
I’ve not got any branding yet, can you help with a logo?
Our in house design team are experienced in creating brand identities from scratch, they can discuss any ideas you may have and put together some options to suit your business requirements.
Are you able to match my brand colors?
We can match pantone colour references or print in CMYK provided colours. We can also let you choose a suitable pantone reference to match any other colour sample you have.
Are proofs of my new signage provided before you make the sign?
Yes, all artwork must be checked, approved and signed off by the customer before it is moved in to production. Any amendments after you have confirmed the design and specs, will incur additional costs. All artwork designs remain the property of Specialized Signs, unless specifically agreed otherwise.
I already have brand guidelines, can your designers follow these?
Yes, we will adhere to all brand guidelines provided and discuss alternate options where any issues may arise.
Do you cover all over the UK and Ireland?
Specialized Signs are a nationwide company and have worked with clients throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. We have a fleet of 8 branded vehicles and our highly skilled and trained project managers and installation teams cover all the UK. We have experience of working with small, start up, local businesses and large-scale multinational companies.
Do Specialized Signs deal with planning permission?
Specialized Signs can deal with planning permission for a fee, however, we will be more than happy to provide you with the specification and visuals to issue to planning yourself.
How long does production take once I am happy with the design?
The timescale depends on the size of the project, so for smaller jobs, i.e cut vinyl and other small-scale signs, Specialized Signs can usually offer a 3-5 working day turnaround. We do also offer an express service where required so please, always let our team know your desired timescale at the initial point of enquiry. Larger projects we estimate 15 working days, although this is determined by the size and complexity of the work involved.
Do you print stationery as well as signage?
Yes, we provide both a design and print service for stationery, please get in touch with our design team today for prices.
Can I come in to look at examples of products?
Yes absolutely! We are proud to produce 99% of our products in house and love to share our expertise on materials and production methods with our clients. We have various sample signage throughout the building to give you a close up look at the finished products.
What is your returns policy?
All our products are made bespoke to your requirements, you will receive full mock-ups prior to production and have one of our expert team on hand to fully discuss the specification with you, only when you are absolutely happy with everything will we proceed with the production. On the rare occasion that a product may be faulty we will repair or replace the product to the exact specification shown on the agreed proof. We do not accept returns for products after production as they are bespoke and made to measure.
Do you offer a maintenance service?
Yes. No one knows the ins and outs of signage better than our expert team, so when it comes to maintenance we can quickly and efficiently make sure your sign is safe and sound, looking its best and giving you total piece of mind.
How long will my sign last before it needs to be updated?
Every sign is different, from the materials used to the location and weather, there are many factors effecting the eventual deterioration of a sign. We would advise updating your signage around five years from installation, however regular maintenance and cleaning can help your sign last much longer.
How do I contact your company if my question isn’t answered here?
We can be contacted via email, phone or in person. Click this link to our contact page – all our details are listed here.
How can I pay?
We can accept BACs, card or cash payments, we no longer accept AMEX or cheques. Please always quote your proforma number when making payment.
How long does it take for a refund to be issued?
We will process refunds immediately however these can take up to 10 working days to clear through the bank.
What are the shipping options?
We can offer any shipping options that you may require, please contact our team to help you now.
When will I receive my order?
We aim to always meet the estimated date given at the time of making the order, should this change during the production process we will get in touch to discuss any issues and advise on a new expected finish date.
Do you offer sponsorship deals as a company?
We love to be involved with the local community and will help out wherever we can however we always look to do contra-advertising deals only.