Custom car decals are a great and inexpensive way to add a personalized touch to your work vehicle. New and old businesses can promote themselves, help build authority and trust, and reach out to the community with custom truck wraps. Decals are a less expensive but still effective version of that. However, there are some things you should keep in mind to make the most of your decal’s limited size. Here are some tips for design and placement.
1. Be Bold with Color
As you’ll be working with a small decal, you’ll need to work extra hard to catch the attention of people driving and walking by. The best way to do this is by using bold colors, ideally contrasting colors. If your brand colors aren’t exactly bold, you can still use them but add in a third color to help them stand out, anything from red to black. A designer can help make sure that your color scheme works well.
2. Consider Placement Carefully
When you have a full custom car wrap, the whole vehicle is covered, so you don’t have to think about where the wrap will go. But, with a decal, you’ll only be modifying one or a few surfaces on the vehicle, so you need to be strategic. You have a few options to place your decal: driver’s side, passenger side, back, and hood. Generally, the hood is the least ideal because it isn’t seen too often. The back targets people driving behind you, but both sides tend to get more attention. The driver’s side and the passenger’s side are typically both good choices.
3. Focus on Clarity
It is tempting to add all kinds of elements to a car decal, and if you were working with a full custom car wrap, you could. But decals are smaller and will get crowded quickly. It is best to step back from designs and make sure that they can still be clearly understood from far away. Text should be large and clear. Other elements should have clean lines and not overwhelm your text.
Of course, the larger you make your vehicle decal, the less you have to worry about clarity. If you get a full custom car wrap, many of your clarity issues will be resolved.
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