Frequently Asked Questions

Large Format FAQ:


for more details about our Large Format Graphics visit our Large format graphics website at: www.bigideawraps.com

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 as 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? Bigidea can produce all types of advertisement graphics for your company. We can also provide a wrapped vehicle for special events with a full time driver. 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? After the design is complete: 2 days to print and 1 day to install.

Will the material damage my paint? BIGIDEA Wraps use only the finest High Performance Vinyl. This 3M 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.

How long does it take for installation of a BIGIDEA 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.

Why do you laminate?
Be very careful when your search for estimates on vehicle wraps. The proper way to print and install a vehicle wrap is to laminate the prints before you apply it to the vehicle. After the prints are dry, we wait 24 hours so the solvent ink can completely cure, then we install a 2mm over laminate onto the prints to protect them for the Hard Florida sun UV rays. If you do not laminate the prints, they will fade color within one year of the wrap. We found out that there are several companies in South Florida that provide wraps at very low prices, but they are not laminating the prints. Be very careful of this because your wrap will look horrible with in 12 months and you will have wasted your money.
The real over laminate also protects the expensive prints from any road grime and scratching.
Also laminated prints are safer to wash the car than wraps that are not laminated.

Is liquid Lamination OK?
Be careful with liquid lamination. There are companies applying liquid lamination to vehicle wraps because it is cheaper than over laminates and it may not be safe for your prints. It depends on what type of liquid they use and also the amount of liquid that is used on the prints. Liquid lamination is better than nothing for uv protection, and it’s cheaper than actual over laminate, but it is not as durable as an actual over laminate film. Also some liquid lamination will fall off with some car wash cleaning solvents.
By far the recommended professional procedure for wrap protection is over laminate film. We use 3M and Avery over lamination on all of our wraps.

How much does a wrap cost?
Great question! We get asked this question at least 5 times a day. The truth is each vehicle wrap is unique. Information from you is the key to a proper estimate.
Generally the cost for a partial can run from $500 - $2500
A full wrap can run from $2500-$5500
The size of the vehicle and the curve complexity plays a big part in the overall cost of the job.
Also long term vs. short term wraps can make a difference in the price because sort term material cost less than long term 3M vinyl material.

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 BIGIDEA Wrap would be an example that has a plotter fee.

What is the resolution of a BIGIDEA Wraps print?
An apparent 720 X 720, we can print up to 1400 Dpi

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 at least 100 DPI at full size.

High resolution files become very Large, do you have a way for me to send in my Large format files?
Yes, we have a dedicated FTP server. The link to our FTP server is
To upload your Large format print files click on the RED button to reach our dedicated FTP server for uploads.
Please contact us for the username and password to upload your Large files.

Can I install BIGIDEA 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 BIGIDEA. The majority of BIGIDEA 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 BIGIDEA material.

You’ve put stickers on. However, this isn’t just a sticker.
BIGIDEA 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!

Q. Will you pay me to drive someone else’s advertising?
A. No. Our company charges businesses to wrap their company vehicles.
Q. Will a vehicle wrap damage my vehicle’s paint upon removal?
A. No. In all of our experiences, the only time a vehicle’s paint may be affected is in the case of a poor repaint job. Factory paint, in 99.0% of instances, is not affect by our wraps.
Q. Will you wrap a leased vehicle?
A. Yes, like any other vehicle, the wrap can easily be removed without any damage at the end of the lease.
Q. How long will a wrap last on my vehicle?
A. Our wraps will normally outlast the vehicle. You can expect your wrap to last 5 years or longer, providing you are careful about power washing.
Q. Do you offer any kind of warranty?
A. We offer a three year warranty on our wraps for material applied to painted surfaces and one year for material applied to window surfaces.
Q. How do I care for my wrap?
A. Hand washing is best. Avoid high pressure washes and be careful never to use an ice-scraper Sweeping off windows with a soft broom and rear defroster will cause no damage to your window wrap.
Q. What’s the difference between a ½, ¾, and full wrap?
A. 1/2 Wrap includes the entire rear of the vehicle and 1/2 way up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo.
3/4 Wrap includes the entire rear of the vehicle and 3/4 way up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo.
Typically, a Full Wrap includes the entire surface of the vehicle with or without the roof, depending on the vehicle and the client’s wishes.
Q. What is the approximate time frame expected for installation once the design is approved?
A. From the time that the design is completed and approved by our client, a wrap can be printed and installed within 10 days.
Q. What kind of resolution is required for artwork files, and which type of files do you accept?
A. For vehicles, it is important to finish with a resolution of no less than 75dpi at full size. We can accept almost any file type (PC or Mac) and prefer the format to be in line-art, such as .eps files.
Q. What if I don’t have any high resolution artwork?
A. High-resolution artwork is available and can be purchased through various sources. Providing you can purchase Royalty free artwork, you can then use it in all of your marketing material. We provide several links from our website to a few popular artwork sites.
Alternatively, we can assist you in designing a complete wrap from concept to completion which includes dealing with all of the high resolution artwork. Once completed, we will also provide you with a disk of your artwork for future use. The cost of the design can range in price, depending on the time and complexity.
Q. Can you wrap anything other than a vehicle?
A. Yes. We have wrapped buildings, windows, storefronts and machinery. Providing that the surface to wrap has enough adhesion for the vinyl, a wrap is possible.

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