Today’s question: What is the warranty on a vehicle wrap?
The short answer — it depends on the material, but usually 3 to 7 years. We work with several manufactures of adhesive vinyl who offer hundreds of material choices. One of the more common materials is 3M’s 180 (PDF), but the warranty on this material may vary. The warranty on 180 is 6 or 7 years, depending on the following:
1. Color — some colors, such as reds and yellows, may fade faster, shortening the warranty.
2. 3M Authorized — we’re an Authorized Scotchprint Manufacturer, which means we’ve passed on-site inspections; not all providers are authorized by 3M, which may limit their warranties.
3. MCS (Match Component System) — this means all materials and inks are approved and qualify for the warranties. For instance, using an inferior or unapproved ink on a quality vinyl could nullify the warranty. We implement MCS to ensure the warranty of your vehicle wrap.
Consideration should be given to the length of service on your vehicle. A vehicle with a three year lease may not need a 7 year warranty. The bottom line is, an established, reputable, and experienced large-format graphics provider can advise for the best material for the application. If you’d like to learn more contact us.