Car Graphics INFO Center

What kind of materials do you use for car graphics?
High quality is priority at Zarvox, so we print at high resolution on top quality vinyl materials that are manufactured by the best brands on the market such as 3M, Avery, and Oracal. Zarvox uses the highest quality cast vinyl for car decals, car wraps and DOT (department of transportation) decals. We use premium vinyl with an air release backing for bubble-free installation. For personal car decorations, you can choose from a selection of vinyls including matte black, black gloss and carbon fiber. To ensure visibility, we use a perforated vinyl for vehicle windows that is 50% vinyl and 50% holes.

How long will my vehicle graphics last?
We offer cast laminates to ensure the longest durability of up to 5 years on vertical surfaces. Please note that when car graphics are placed on horizontal surfaces such as hoods or roofs of vehicles, durability may decrease due to direct sunlight exposure.

How much do you charge for car graphics?
Pricing for car graphics is dependent upon the design including the size and detail of the graphics, as well as if you would like professional installation. You can choose the selections that are right for your project on our car graphics page and get an immediate custom quote.

Will car magnets stick to all vehicles?
Yes, our magnets are designed for promotional vehicle use and will stick to any flat vehicle surface made of metal. Magnetic car signs work best on flat surfaces. Please be aware that they will not work on non-metal surfaces such as fiberglass/plastic doors or any area of the vehicle which has had extensive body damage that was fixed using bondo or putty.

Can a car magnet damage my car?
No, they will not damage a car or its paint. Though car magnets do protect the paint underneath them from sun exposure and prevent fading. That is why we recommended occasionally removing car magnets from the vehicle so the area has some sun exposure.

Can you make vehicle graphics that adhere to a contoured surface?
Yes, we can create a car wrap design that works with the contours and shape of your vehicle. At Zarvox we create custom fitted vehicle graphics based on the actual measurements of your car to make the most of the space and contours of your vehicle and get the attention of your target audience.

Can vinyl vehicle graphics damage my car?
No, vinyl graphics will not damage your car, but improper installation or removal can. For the best results we recommend using our professional vehicle wrap installation service.

Can you make my logo into a decal for my car?
Yes, we are able to create a custom decal of your logo. When it comes to custom logo decals please send us a vector file (.ai or .eps) and the approximate size desired so that we can quote accurately. This is because detailed, narrow or complex shapes will take much longer to prepare than a logo with a simple shape such as a rectangle or circle. If you do not have a vector logo file please email and we can help create a high quality vector logo for your business.

Can you print a car decal that matches the pantone colors in my logo?
Yes, we use the Pantone Matching System (PMS). This is a standardized color system that allows printers to have a matching guide when printing. Using this system we can print using process colors, also known as CMYK, to accurately match the Pantone colors in your design. CMYK is the standard color model in printing and refers to the four inks used: cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). Full color graphics are produced by using a mixture of cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink.

What kind of artwork files do you accept?
For car decals and magnets please provide us with a vector version of your art in adobe illustrator (.ai or .eps file). If you only have raster images (.jpg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .psd) please send the highest quality you have available. For the best vehicle wrap results, we ask that you have an experienced vehicle wrap designer send us a mock-up of the design and the ready-to-print art. Our DOT decals and personal vehicle graphics are easily created on our website when you request a quote.

What quality or resolution does my artwork need to be for a vehicle wrap?
For the best vehicle wrap results, we ask that you have an experienced vehicle wrap designer send us a mock-up of the design and the ready-to-print art. The designer should provide us with the art for each side of the vehicle at actual size and ready-to-print (no changes or revisions needed), as well as a mock-up of the design.

Can you help me design a vehicle wrap for my work truck?
Yes, we can help with your vehicle wrap design and can even create a logo for your business if needed. Typically this process involves a phone conversation to discuss your vision. We then give you a vehicle wrap design based on our conversation, and allow for two minor revisions to this initial design. Identical vehicles will have no additional design fee if the design remains the same. If you are within San Diego County we also offer site survey services in which we will come to you and take measurements and pictures on site, as well as provide consultation for your project. Please email and we will provide a custom quote for your project.

Do you provide installation for car graphics?
Yes, if you are located within San Diego County we offer professional installation services for your car graphics.

Can I see a proof before placing my car graphics order?
Yes, prior to printing your car graphics we will send you a digital proof for approval.

What is the turnaround time for car graphics? Do you offer a rush service?
In most cases from the day that you approve the digital proof of your car graphics your order will ship within 5 business days. Orders ship from our San Diego, CA production facility. If you require your project earlier please email prior to ordering at and we will do our best to work within your timeline.