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Common Vehicle Graphic Mistakes to Avoid

Common Vehicle Graphic Mistakes to Avoid brand it wrap it

The things that most often lead to vehicle graphics looking less than stellar are typically things you can avoid

Getting a vehicle wrap is an investment, whether it is on one vehicle or on a whole fleet. In most cases, these wraps are related to some sort of business venture, but even if you simply are applying a wrap to highlight your interests or fandom, you still want it to look as good as it can. The things that most often lead to vehicle graphics looking less than stellar are typically things you can avoid. And if you can avoid the common mistakes and improve the longevity and effectiveness of your vinyl wraps, why wouldn’t you? Read on to learn about these common pitfalls and how to avoid them to make sure your experience with your car wraps is as great as it can possibly be.

Illegible Font

There is actually a lot of design work that goes into choosing the correct font, and your vehicle wraps are no different. You want a font that is easy to read, even at a distance and even when your car and the readers’ cars are moving. This means that the font should not be too fancy or too small, and the font should be clean and clear (usually a block style font). You should also make sure that the font color stands out against the rest of the wrap. In short, make it so that the reader can scan it quickly without too much extra work and still understand your message. 

Too Much Text

The other way to make sure that the reader understands the message is to keep it very short and simple. There should not be a large amount of text on your wrap. If you’ve got a huge paragraph of text, no one is going to actually be able to read it all, especially in motion. If you’ve got a lot of short phrases or sentences, it may make the wrap look cluttered or disorganized. Don’t let the wrap design give people a bad impression of your business.

Cluttered Graphics

Just like you don’t want a lot of text cluttering up your design, you also don’t want a lot of graphics. Keep the graphics simple and to the point as well. The amount of space you have to work with (from the entirety of a box truck to the small back window of a sedan) should play a huge role in determining how many graphic items you include.


Don’t forget to tell people what you want them to do. If you need them to follow you online, follow you to the store, call for more info, or anything else, tell them! This is called a “call to action” and without it, an otherwise great vinyl wrap falls flat.

Contact Brand It Wrap It Today!

If you are looking for a cool custom way to advertise your business, make sure to check out Brand It, Wrap It, Custom Signs and Vehicle Graphics. We are a full-service sign and wrap company that provides excellent quality signage for businesses both big and small throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. metro area. We provide awesome customer service, use the best and latest sign printing technology, and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. To see how we can help your business shine, give us a call at 301-838-9727 or visit us online for an estimate. For more tips and articles like this, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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