Design Your Own Vinyl Graphics Online With Custom Car Wraps!

Design Your Own Vinyl Graphics and Vinyl Decals Online In Minutes!

Ready to design your own vinyl graphics online? You can use Custom Car Wraps online vinyl graphics design tool to create your own vinyl decals. Add any photos, pictures, text, or logos on a vinyl decal and we’ll print it and ship it right to you! It’s that easy. You can also add backgrounds, colors, and monograms to your decal. Get a great look on your car or truck, advertise your small business, or go full on vehicle marketing with our fleet graphics. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to design your own vinyl graphic online with Custom Car Wraps!

What Are The Advantages of Vinyl Graphics?

Vinyl graphics are the essential cornerstone to vehicle advertising and vehicle marketing. Able to withstand the rigors of the road but also able to maintain a colorful print over multiple years vinyl is the #1 choice for vehicle graphics. Most full vehicle wraps are made out of vinyl and typically vehicle graphics of smaller sizes are as well. Any covering over a vehicle’s natural paint job and body helps with wear and tear on the road, many fleets and delivery businesses will use vinyl graphics in place of custom painting or lettering because of the additional protective layer. The proven application and installation methods of vinyl graphics through associations like the PDAA help add a legitimacy to the vinyl graphics process.

Who Typically Uses Vinyl Graphics?

Because custom vinyl prints can vary in size and the complexity the number of businesses, organizations, and individuals that use vinyl graphics is actually enormous. Even some bumper stickers are considered vinyl graphics! Most vinyl graphics larger than small size decals are used as ads or as a promotional tactic. This can range from florists advertising on their local fleet to a campaign on city buses for a new release or event to a standardized set of graphics for a national or international fleet. The low price point and durability makes any graphic printed on vinyl a natural choice. Its not uncommon to see a fully vinyl wrapped exotic vehicle promoting entertainment events; wraps are just one type of vinyl graphics.

How Can I Design The Best Custom Vinyl Graphics?

No matter what type of vehicle advertising you are designing you should follow the same general guidelines: use high quality images and keep it simple. Designs with strong centralized logos or images and a clear readable text work best. Imagine some of your favorite vinyl graphics and you’ll quickly realize how easy it is to hit on the perfect design for your or your brand. Some local businesses also use wraps as a head turner with stylized or patterned backgrounds instead of a single color or relying on the vehicle’s natural paint color. If you plan on using any background images, or any logos or photos, make sure they highest quality version of the images that you have available!

Its Time to Design Your Own Vinyl Graphics!

Go give our customizer a try and see how easy it is to design your own vinyl graphics online for free. If you have any questions or want us to take a look at your design feel free to contact us! If you are looking for fleet graphics and fleet wraps then check out our fleet program to get more information. If you want to see our custom vinyl graphics click here!

More Vehicle Templates Added!

One of the top requests we’ve had for a while now was for more templates. Well, thanks to our new fleet graphics partner, your requests have been answered!

New Vehicle Wrap Templates

We’ve added some of the most widely requested vehicle wrap models to the site. These include:

  • 4 Door Sedan Wrap
  • Transit Van Wrap
  • Transit Connect Van Wrap
  • Pickup Truck Wrap
  • Traditional Cargo Van Wrap
  • Box Truck Wrap

More Vehicle Wrap Templates On The Way

We have more wrap templates in the works, and want to know your feedback! Let us know what wrap templates your shop or business would like to see next on the site, and we’ll do our best to add them! Thanks to everyone that provided feedback on what templates they wanted to see leading up to this addition, and we hope that we were able to put up most of the main vehicle models that you needed. What would be next for you? Tractor Trailers? Exotic Sports Cars? Trains? Lets us know!

Fleet Graphics Templates

Many of the new templates are great for fleet graphics for commercial fleets, covering many of the most common types of fleet vehicles that are out there on the roads today. If there are more fleet vehicle models that are not covered by one of the categories of vehicle graphics templates we have, please let us know!

New Feature Release: Design Your Own Boat Wrap!

Design Your Own Custom Boat Wrap:  We Just Released the Boat Wrap!


Wrapping your boat is becoming more and more popular these days. In fact, boats were our #1 most request vehicle to add! When you buy a boat, you as a customer are spending a lot of money on that boat, plus you have to figure everything else that comes along with buying a boat: a truck to haul it with, a trailer to haul it on, and a place to keep it.  Even if you plan on keeping your brand new boat at the marina, it still isn’t cheap. After spending all that money, do you don’t want your boat to look like all the rest? No way!  Every boat has a unique name, but the ones that stand out from the rest have a unique custom design.   A great way to make a great boat into an awesome boat is with custom boat graphics and a boat wrap is the only practical and cost effective way to do it.  Even the largest vinyl boat wraps are more affordable than you think.

How Do You Get Your Boat Wrapped?

Boat_Wrap 7 Custom Boat Wrap Design Concept[/caption]The process of creating custom boat graphics and getting a vinyl boat wrap is really easier than you might imagine. The first step is to create a quick mockup with our boat wrap customizer, and follow our four (4) step design process. Once you have your concept boat wrap design made, just search your area and pick from a list of available local wrap shops to request quotes from.  If you have a business and wish to do a little advertising while out on the water then your business logo and name can easily be designed to fit your boat. If you want to add colors or images, just convey your thoughts to create the custom boat graphic you desire – the possibilities are endless! Your local wrap shop will be happy to assist you with the enhancements to the design and to create the professional look that you really want.  Any ship of any size can be wrapped, from a dinghy to a cruise ship, and generally the cost goes up with the square footage.

Design Boat Wraps with Cool Effects in Minutes

Design Wraps with Cool Effects in Minutes

Once you and your wrap shop have finalized the design, the wrap is then printed and installed within days. Very often, you don’t even have to take your vessel in for this service if it’s not convenient, this process can be done wherever the boat is. Why waste money on having professional artists or painters come in and try to accomplish a job that will take them days, weeks, or even months? You can have the design of your choosing created, printed and installed within a day with only a portion of the cost. If your boat already has existing detailing, a custom design graphic can be put on over almost anything without the hassle of removing the existing one.

Choose the Wrap Shop from the Available List

Upon finishing the design on, choose as many local wrap shops as you want and let them advise you with their expertise and give you more ideas for your boat wrap. Whether you want to promote an event such as a fishing tournament or a wake-boarding competition or simply (like myself) want to get rid of the fading color on the sides of the boat from sun and salt, a vinyl wrap professionally installed will do the job and will be a smart investment that will last for years.


Example Custom Boat Wrap for Wake Board Boat


Limited Time Offer for New Customizer-Pro Affiliate Members


Please Note: Our phone number has changed to: 858-461-4427 Affiliate Program - Special Limited Time Offer

This is a limited time offer for new Customizer-Pro affiliate program members – a $200-$500+ value for free!  To claim this offer write to: or call us directly, and your account manager will take care of everything. You may still claim your business online for free thru the website if you like, but we’ll take care of all of that for you when we confirm your account by phone, too.  We will provide a hassle-free setup, and even do the installation on your website (or work with your webmaster to do so) for free.

About the Upgraded Customizer-Pro Affiliate Membership

With this upgrade to your affiliate account you will connect with more new customers than ever.  Your shop will be pre-selected and on the top of all search results in your zip code area (50 miles by default!) on our website.  Additionally, when users click on the “Design a Wrap” button that is generated for you to use on your website, our industry-leading “Design a Wrap” app will pop open directly on your website.

Claim this offer right away, as this offer is first-come first-serve and only valid while availability lasts!

Contact us directly at, or call us at 858.461.4426, and let us help boost your business from our website AND yours!

New Feature Pops “Design A Wrap” App Right On Your Website!

Custom Car Wraps has just launched a revolutionary new feature that is really going to stir things up here in the vehicle wrap industry!

For the first time ever, CCW affiliates (wrap shops) can copy and paste a simple code snippet from their CCW Affiliate Dashboard to their own website that will pop open the “Design a Wrap” Customizer app directly on their own website.  Their website visitors can then design mockups in minutes and send them through for quotes without ever leaving the wrap shop’s website!  No commissions on any sales, no gimmicks, no hosting fees, no tricky technical requirements- just copy & paste.  Any Free or Pro account can be upgraded to to the new  Customizer-Pro level, which will enable this awesome new button.  To demonstrate how easy it is, we’ve pasted it here in this blog post (below).

Design a vehicle wrap online with Custom Car Wraps!  Customize your own vinyl wrap or decals and get quotes from vehicle wrap shops in your area for free!
Design a Vehicle Wrap »

Example Customizer-Pro Button

Here is an example of a “Design a Wrap” button in action (right).  We have a Customizer Pro affiliate account of our own for testing called “OGM Wraps”, and this button is popping open the Custom Car Wraps application for our shop specifically.  We simply copy and pasted the code provided in our affiliate dashboard page on, and pasted it here in this article (literally in less than 30 seconds).  Click it and try it out!  It will work this way from any website on the internet.

Drive Engagement, Convert More Web Visitors Into Leads

This marks a huge new opportunity for vehicle wrap shops around the globe to add an amazing feature to their own websites that has been proven to drive engagement, improve communication of design ideas, and overall convert more web traffic into potential customers.  Bottom line for wrap shops is that this is a secret weapon to monetize their own web traffic better than ever before with a top-notch engaging UX.  Generate more leads with better conversion ratios!

Technology Pricing Goes from Five-Figures to Three

Up until about a week ago this simple method was not possible, and it was priced around $10,000 to $20,000 up front to integrate this full enterprise level application in to a new website.  Now, our latest platform release, it is being offered as a simple copy-paste code feature for only $199/mo! This is a huge value in comparison to the previous cost to build and maintain an app of this level! That’s less than a yellow pages ad, or a crappy banner ad placement with most Google and Facebook ad campaigns. In fact, it’s less than most people spend on lunch, and no traditional options drive engagement like this does.

We’re very excited to be supporting the platform and adding more features including options for shops to brand the app directly thru their Custom Car Wraps affiliate dashboard, and more.  The platform architecture has been improved significantly to scale out quickly to handle large amounts of traffic from affiliates.

Disruptive Technology = New Opportunities for Wrap Shops

This technology has already been very disruptive in the auto wraps industry with customers walking into wrap shops having already sent their design mockup through!  Don’t be surprised when leads come walking through the front door having already designed their idea online, created the basic mockup, and are ready to get started.  The technology works so well, in fact, that it’s generating leads and new customers for some shops that don’t even realize it’s out there working for them on the Custom Car Wraps site. Imagine the response adding it directly to YOUR shop website!  We’re anxious to see just how well this will generate sales for shops across the industry.

Stay tuned for even more awesome new features that are currently in development, and for wrap shops everywhere head over to and get your Customizer-Pro affiliate account today!

Why Wrap a Vehicle; Why not Paint it

Why Wrap a Vehicle; Why not Paint it

It is common practice for our customers to request quotes for the price of wrapping a vehicle from local wrap shops.  What is unusual is that when the quotes come in, the customer reacts something like , ‘Maaco  was only a few hundred dollars for a paint job’ or ‘That’s a lot less than painting!’  So we became curious, why do some of our customer think a vehicle wrap pricing is reasonable, while others scream bloody murder over the cost compared to painting?  We found the simple answer to be that painting varies just as the quality of a wrapped vehicle varies.

We are no expert on vehicle painting but it is our understanding a vehicle should be sanded, painted and primed before it is actually painted.  Just like other processes, the quality of the paint can make a huge difference.  The vehicle is usually out of commission for two weeks.  That being said, we have recently learned you can skip the first steps and go right to the painting to decrease the cost.  So, a $500 Maaco paint job can seem like a great deal, but not include all the extras and look awful in a few years when it needs to be redone. And, how are you going to paint your logo and artwork?

If you have been considering a vehicle wrap in lieu of a paint job, consider why you might choose a wrap.  A car wrap is removable.  Wrapping a vehicle means you can include various visual tricks you can’t achieve with paint. This might mean logo vehicle branding or digital logo images.  Wraps last about 5-7 years and are completed in just two days.  The box truck wrap can go over rivets, too.  Wrapping, once removed, does not lower the value of your car. So go ahead and design that wrap on custom-car-wraps and get the quotes from your local wrap shops.

Full van wrap

SEMA Vehicle Wrap News

SEMA Vehicle Wrap News from Las Vegas

SEMA is the world’s largest automotive specialty-equipment trade show. The automotive industry comes to SEMA to see new trends and the most tricked-out cars on earth.  Various initiatives in the vehicle wrap were announced and some major companies in the car, truck and overall vehicle wrap industries showed off some of awesome samples of unique wrap applications.

Avery Dennison, Epson and SkinzWraps

Avery Dennison, Epson and SkinzWraps teamed up to wrap a million-dollar Bugatti Veyron, the world’s fastest street-legal car, in a look as powerful as the car itself. The first-ever wrap of a Veyron was presented it at the Epson booth at SEMA in Las Vegas last month. The car and the wrap attracted a lot of attention at one of the largest conventions in the United States.

The Super Sport Veyron was wrapped with Avery Dennison’s best-in-class vehicle wrap material, MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, which was printed on an Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer. SkinzWraps designed the graphics and installed the material on the car.

Many car enthusiasts, restylers and customizers are using digital graphics and wraps to reflect their individual style. The beauty of a car wrap is that, if the customer gets tired of the wrap or graphic design, it can easily be removed and the paint on the car will look the same as the day the wrap was installed.

“Wrapping the Veyron, with its complex curves, showcases the conformability and printability of our newest product for vehicle wraps, Avery MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS,” said Todd Hain, Marketing Communications Manager for the Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Division.

The Bugatti Wrapped at SEMA












Velvet Car Wraps

Velvet Cars / Floc1, Inc. announced the availability of velvet car wraps. They teamed up with the guys at Wrap Experts at the Sema show with a velvet wrapped Fisker Karma. They were awarded the 2012 SEMA Global Media Awards Winner for the innovative application of this unique wrap products. Actually, according to Robby from Wrap Experts, “we are so honored to have been recognized with 4 SEMA international media awards”

According to Frank Fuzzy, President of Velvet-Cars, the velvet wrap is designed to attract the eye and protect your vehicle. Velvet Elite Wrap 9100 brings a totally new visual and tactile experience to the automotive industry. It is your escape from boring, conventional standard paint or very expensive custom paints. Your vehicle becomes an emotional factor… it is beautiful, unique and suddenly so different to drive. Our new product offers one of the nicest customization options possible in the world. Our films are removable, they do not damage your vehicle, and, on the contrary, they were designed to protect its exterior.

Velvet Wrapped Fisker Karma





Design a Car Wrap On Line

Go on line and design your car wrap!

Advertising through time has become more innovative. Technology has made ads more available to many people with the use of TV ads, radio, and the internet. All these methods produce positive results but they often cost more and can be quite heavy to small businesses. Vehicle wraps however is a unique way of promoting your products by using vehicles as mobile billboards. It is quite easy, lets you design a car wrap on line, make a choice out of a bunch of wrap shops in your area, have it printed and laminated on any type of car. This method is becoming more popular these days because it is less expensive than any other forms of advertising.

The design of your mobile billboard should be attractive in order to be noticed by people. Through the design your car wrap on line with you have to determine what type of vehicle you would want to use so you can create a design that would fit the shape of the car, truck or trailer. The design can either be fully covered or partial depending on your preference. Choose from a list of wrap shops in your area and ask for bids based on what you have designed. Once you have the best bid, ask the wrap shop to assign it over to an artist so it can be enhanced graphically and per the contours of your exact vehicle. During your design of the car wrap on-line, make sure to use bold and brilliant colors so you will stand out among many vehicles moving around. Use simple fonts as much as possible so your logo can easily be understood even with a slight glance. Remember that the vehicle will be moving most of the time so make sure it is clear, attractive and luminous so it can also be seen at night.


New Paint Job? Replace your Color with a Wrap

Vinyl Wrap instead of Paint

A brand-new Porsche Cayman is being turned from classic silver to bright green with a matte black hood . Just steps away, a 1972 Chevy Impala convertible is being covered in mirror-like chrome. There’s no paint involved, the cars are being wrapped in big sheets of vinyl. And on the wall above where the wrapping is being done is a sign that says this: “Paint is dead.”








Commercial vehicles wrapped in vinyl to become rolling billboards are fairly common these days. But this year has seen a boom in private cars getting wrapped in vinyl. No splashy logos, often no graphics at all. Just color and special effects such as carbon, matte black or anything that makes the car stand out. A BMW is wrapped in matte orange, an Audi wrapped in a gray metallic vinyl, expensive cars are not being re-painted but wrapped. “The finish is flawless,” said Smith, an expert at a local wrap shop. “You don’t have to worry about the paint running, about it being wet-sanded badly.” Like most others that are in the wrapping vehicles, the bulk of their work is wrapping commercial vehicles, turning them into moving billboards. But more and more, wrap shops are wrapping private vehicles in vinyl. Sometimes it’s for a look you can’t get with paint — consider a chrome Mercedes or a Saab covered with white alligator vinyl. Other times, it’s to preserve the original paint’s integrity; “You can’t take a Ferrari off the lot and paint it green,” said one installer, you’ll knock a lot of dollars off its value.







Anything is Possible!

The owner of the Porsche wanted a green one, Smith said, but that would take close to a year to get. So he bought a silver one and is having it wrapped in green. The key is that the silver paint is still intact, underneath. 3M, one of the largest makers of vinyl wrap, guarantees that it won’t leave any glue or residue during the first five years.  After that,” Smith said, “it starts to get a bit permanent.” The price is dependent on the square feet being covered, but vehicles are in the $3,000 range. That’s more than some paint jobs, less than others.

“We haven’t scratched the surface,” Smith said, using a questionable phrase for someone in his business. “We can do refrigerators, boats, bikes, jet skis …”. He actually put one on a refrigerator — his own. Smith covered his refrigerator with a black matte finish because his wife was tired of the kids’ fingerprints on the shiny surface. “Within three to five years,” Smith said, “wrapping a car will roll off everyone’s tongue as often as painting.”

Soni had a couple of reasons to have his leased BMW 135i covered with matte orange. He owns The Party Shop and when he opens up a few temporary Halloween stores this fall, he’ll have the phone numbers put on his rolling pumpkin.




Some Great Advertising through Vehicle Wraps!

On a recent business trip, we came across some great wraps on larger vehicles, the tour bus in Manhattan’s Soho district and the Mercedes Sprinter on the streets of San Francisco. These wraps work!