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Food Mobile Wraps

Vibrant Color Commercial Food Cart Vinyl Wrapping Company NJ

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.

With a NJ food cart wrap from Blue Dot Signs, your food cart will reflect a professionalism and attention to detail that 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.

Custom Food Cart Wraps Available

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 vinyl that can be removed and replaced as needed.

Customization Specifications for Food Truck Wraps

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.

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:

  • Partial Wraps - Rather than covering the entire truck or cart, a vinyl decal can be used to provide a decorative or informative appearance when applied to a part of your vehicle. It can be a menu, product photo, logo, or artistic element. Partial wraps can be cut into any size, up to that of the maximum dimensions of the truck.
  • Vinyl Lettering - Custom cut letters can provide your business name and necessary DOT identification information when needed. The letters are available in standard fonts, but can also be cut to match special fonts used in your business logo.

Printing Options

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:

  • Fade resistant latex inks
  • Four color printing process for color graduation
  • Digital direct printing
  • Pantone color matching capabilities to reproduce any color
  • Large format printing technology
  • Option to print detailed, high-resolution photographs

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:

  • Aluminum
  • Chrome
  • Paint
  • ABS Resins
  • Other 3M Vinyls

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.

Custom Food Cart and Food Truck Wrap Benefits

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:

  • Easy to Keep Clean - Food trucks with wraps can still be cleaned in a carwash or with a pressure washer. They also resist dust and stains when fuel or debris is cleaned immediately. They can also give your truck a cleaner appearance.
  • Replaceable - As your business evolves, your food truck design can evolve alongside. Wraps can be removed when needed and replaced with a new wrap that shows updated graphics, name, or menu.
  • Covers Previous Paint - If your vehicle was previously used for a different purpose or company, a vinyl decal can cover the previous design, including graffiti.
  • Extends Vehicle Life - The wrap acts as a buffer between your vehicle’s paint and the elements that can deteriorate it, such as sunlight, rain, and salt, as well as chips and scratches incurred while driving.
Vehicle wraps can also be a more affordable option than a custom paint job as they rely on automated printing and trimming of graphics, rather than the more time consuming process of hand painting.

Design Options for Food Truck Wraps

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:

  • Business Logo
  • Contact Information
  • Custom Truck Design
  • Product Photographs
  • Menu Board
  • Regulatory Signs

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.

Order a Custom Food Truck Wrap Today

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 info@bluedotsigns.com. We can answer any questions, provide a quote, and discuss options for your design ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are food cart wraps permanent?

    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. 

  • How do I keep my food cart wrap clean?

    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.  

  • Can I fix a scratch on my food truck wrap?

    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.

  • Is vinyl film available in different colors?

    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.