Food carts and trucks have become increasingly popular, not just as spots to grab a quick snack or a last minute lunch, but as full blown gourmet restaurants on wheels. Food vehicle wraps are an essential part of letting your customers know who you are and what sets you apart from the growing food cart crowd.
Blue Dot Signs being a vehicle wrapping company, makes your food truck wraps that reflect professionalism and attention to detail which appeals to diners thinking about buying your food. Order a custom, vibrant, long lasting food truck wrap by contacting Blue Dot Signs today for a free quote.
Food truck wraps, like other types of vehicle wraps, are adhesive vinyl signs applied to a vehicle’s exterior. We fabricate them from 3M vinyl, which is very thin at 2mil thick and durable in order to resist drag while driving and weather damage while being displayed outdoors most or all of the time. Because most food cart or food truck advertising occurs in the location the truck is parked for the day, a truck must catch a passing customer’s eye in a matter of seconds and give an expectation of what type of food is available.
Food truck wraps provide the appearance of custom paint, but the temporary application of 3M vinyl that can be removed and replaced as needed.
3M vehicle film is a cast vinyl, meaning it curves to fit the shape of the surface it is applied to. Wraps can effectively adhere and be displayed around corners and over rivets on vehicles like food carts.
They are applied with an acrylic adhesive backing on the film. This is a pressure activated adhesive that, once cured 24 hours after installation, will hold the vinyl to the truck for around 4 years, depending on weather conditions. 3M also manufacturers their vinyl films with air release channels that prevent bubbles forming during installation for a paint-like finish.
Using the dimensions of your food truck or cart, the vinyl sheet is cut the specific size for each panel.
When a full coverage food truck wrap is not needed, vinyl can also be cut into other custom shapes and sizes to create:
The 3M vinyl sheets use a white background of polyethylene-coated paper that the desired design is printed onto. Designs can be both color or black and white, and the background color is printed onto the white base. The printing process utilizes:
Vinyl film comes in matte, glossy, and satin finishes. They can also have lamination applied to provide additional weather and scratch protection. The durable vinyl can be applied to various substrates that are commonly used in food trucks and carts including:
When correctly installed, vehicle vinyl is waterproof, sun resistant, able to handle occasional fuel spills, and resistant to mild alkalis, salt, and acids currently encountered when driving. The wrap will last 4 to 5 years, at which point it can be removed with heat.
Food truck wraps are used to make a unique, custom design that inspires interest in your food without the permanence and cost of paint. Yet they also offer several additional benefits such as:
Vinyl wraps can be applied to any vehicle, but food trucks and food carts rely on them to provide needed information and attract customers. Some of the graphics most commonly printed on food truck wraps include:
These are only basics, however, and any design can be used. The design for your food truck wrap can either be made by your own graphic artist or by one on staff at Blue Dot Signs.
Blue Dot Signs can design, fabricate, and install vehicle wraps for food carts, vans, buses, long haul trucks, and more. We take pride in the high quality of our wraps, and make sure that they’re made exactly to your specifications to best reflect your business’s brand. Our NJ food mobile wraps will help your truck or cart stand out to your customers. If you’d like to get started on your custom food cart wrap, please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer any questions, provide a quote, and discuss options for your design ideas.
No. They are sometimes called semi-permanent because their adhesive is strong enough to keep it attached to its display surface for a long time, but they relatively easy for a professional to remove if needed. However, keep in mind that they are not able to be put back onto the vehicle, so only remove it when you are sure you are done with it.
No. Unlike other kinds of decals, wraps can effectively adhere and be displayed around curves and over rivets on vehicles like food carts.
Yes. Our Pantone color matching capabilities make it possible for us to reproduce almost any color onto your wrap’s printed design.
Yes. Our graphic designers are able to help you brainstorm and refine unique designs for all of our sign products, including food cart wraps.
Yes. Our high-tech large format printing technology allows us to print detailed, high-resolution photographs and other graphics onto our vehicle wraps and other signs.
Yes. We can install wraps on all sizes and shapes of food carts and other types of vehicle.
Washing it regularly by hand with mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft cloth is the best way to keep it clean without fading or damaging the wrap.
It usually takes one to two weeks to make and install a vehicle wrap, depending on the size and design complexity of the wrap.
Yes. Laminating your wrap can add years to its lifespan by protecting it against outdoor wear and tear like scuffing and sun fading.
Like most vehicle wraps, our food cart wraps typically last around two to four years without needing to be repaired.
Depending on the size and depth of the scratch, it is sometimes possible to reduce them using heat. A heat gun or hair dryer can make the vinyl flexible enough to seal the scratch on occasion. We are able to perform these maintenance services at a low cost if needed.
For printed graphics, we use white to achieve color accuracy and brightness. For letters, vinyl film is available in a range of colors including multiple shades of red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and purple, as well as metallics, white, and black.