available in two distinctive styles: printed photo murals and cut vinyl
murals. Photo murals (Murals 2) are custom,
with an interactive design process that allows you to provide (digitally)
the source art or image in the form of personal photos or artwork. A photo
mural is digitally printed with shape and size variety, in high resolution
with superior outdoor durability. All photo mural projects are priced
by the square foot. Also offered are standard sized murals featuring images
from our library that are specially priced to take advantage of the predetermined
size and shape. Photo murals are also available as exterior window
murals (Murals 1) are standard images from our
library. Cut vinyl murals are produced and assembled from solid colored
pieces of vinyl to produce an image or scene. These murals can be color
coordinated and sized according to available space but cannot have any
changes made to the images regarding content or theme. This style of mural
has a set price. installation
can be digitally printed on a unique material and installed on glass
surfaces, offering high visibility from the inside and high resolution
images on the outside. This specific type of output is used on vehicle,
building or residential windows. Window or glass murals are used in
wraps extensively. Window murals are a
more difficult installation than photo murals or cut vinyl murals and
may require professional installation.
this service at our inception, removing and replacing stripes is our
specialty. We offer RV restriping services at our shop in Apache Junction,
Arizona. If you are unable to travel to our location we can supply restripe
materials, stripes and associated graphics
and logos to complete an RV restripe project. At this time we treat
each restripe project as a custom project and do not supply specific
brand/model year kits. By requesting measurements and other information
from you about your RV we can create a stripe materials list and supply
those materials to you. With the aid of digital photography you can
supply us with photos of your RV so we are able to reproduce your factory
graphics and logos. Complete redesign of your vehicle is available with
designs displayed on photos of your RV, allowing interactive design
projects. As we build our library of images, replacement graphics, and
logos we look forward to offering model year kits in the future. installation
occurs when the goal of the project is to change the exterior appearance
of the vehicle from the original factory design. The difference between
restriping and redesigning is the
use of digital design. A redesign
project requires the submission of design
layouts to clients, who participate in the process of changing the
exterior appearance of the RV or project vehicle. When factory stripe
and graphic materials are removed there remains
a shadow of the original adhered (or painted) design. While restriping
projects focus on covering up the previous design “shadows”
with similar sizes and shapes of stripes or graphics, redesign seeks
to create more dramatic and modern layouts. Often redesign projects
are sought for RVs or other project vehicles that are being repainted,
thus eliminating the need to cover the previous design “shadow”.
layout is a photo or scale line drawing of the project vehicle upon
which the proposed graphic, mural
or other decal is displayed. This provides
the client with a preview of the appearance of the project vehicle.
Whenever possible we utilize photographs of the actual project vehicle
submitted by the client or drawn from our vehicle photo library. Design
layouts are not exact representations of the completed project but they
are highly accurate, both dimensionally and conceptually. A limitation
that exists in design layouts is vinyl color representation; because
computer monitors are not similarly calibrated and because gloss, matte
and metallic finishes are not represented well on computer monitors,
there exists a difference between design layout coloration and the actual
vinyl colors used. Color choices are always made by the client using
our supplied vinyl color chart.
many possible combinations of coordinated graphics
packages: truck (light, medium or heavy duty) and trailer (travel, cargo,
fifth-wheel, or commercial), motorhome (class C, A, pusher or coach)
and tow vehicle (car, SUV, truck or trailer), truck and boat, race team
transportation, commercial vehicles and equipment. The two options in
a coordinated graphics package are complete design for all project vehicles,
or the reproduction of existing images from one vehicle onto one or
more project vehicles. If we are matching existing graphics we need
high quality photos of your source vehicle (motor coach, diesel pusher,
fifth-wheel, boat, etc). As we build our library of images we treat
each coordination project as a custom project and do not offer “off-the-shelf”
kits, but we do possess a large library of contemporary RV graphic images.
Designs are submitted to you on photos of your vehicle(s) for comments
and changes, allowing for an interactive design. For those searching
for unique graphic packages we offer complete design services from concept
thru production and installation.
from 3M and AveryDennison, we install a clear-coated urethane film to
high impact areas as prevention to ugly paint chipping, environmental
damage and the loss of front lighting by rocks and other road debris.
These products are available for both RV and automotive applications.
Kits are available for all late-model cars, trucks and SUVs; kits can
be shipped directly to you or installation is available at our shop.
Materials for RVs are limited to basic large strips (no kits) but professional
installation is recommended for these applications.
describes the foundation of our services. We digitally design and produce
high-quality vinyl graphics. Using state-of-the-art
software and hardware we can create or recreate a huge range of contemporary
graphics. We can do cool, elegant, simple, complex, inspirational or
unique. Using digital images of the project vehicle we design graphics
and submit them to you on the familiar form of your vehicle. Normally
design layouts are to scale and leave nothing to the imagination. Design
layouts are modified according to your comments until a final approval.
This interactive design process generally happens through email exchange.
Once approved, the design layout is the digital blueprint for our staff
and hardware to produce your graphics.
are adhesive backed vinyl lengths used extensively throughout industries
ranging from automotive to RV to watercraft to aircraft and beyond.
Stripes are generally described as straight lines, often running the
length of the vehicle, with a beginning and end or a continuous path
around the vehicle with minimal height variations. Striping may connect
two or more graphics to one another. Most striping rated as high performance
carries an outdoor life of 7 or more years. Aging occurs throughout
the life of a vinyl stripe and matching colors exactly becomes very
difficult after a few years life, although the appearance of the stripe
will not have noticeably changed. We supply vinyl striping in a variety
of standard and custom widths with lengths in 50’ or increments
of 50’. Colors include metallic, opaque, reflective, translucent,
and iridescent options as well as specialty patterns. Color charts of
available striping can be shipped with the receipt of a deposit. installation
are most simply described as shapes arranged to excite or please the
senses. If it is not a straight line then it is probably a graphic.
We use vinyl graphics to improve the appearance of project vehicles
or to promote interests personal or commercial. We maintain a huge library
of graphics that are used on project vehicles to meet client requests.
Any selection from this library can be modified endlessly to further
satisfy the most unique graphic needs. Existing graphic images can be
reproduced (respecting copyright protections) for projects involving
coordinated or “matching”
packages or in commercial projects where logos and company graphics
are featured. Vinyl graphics are also available with digitally printed
enhancements, expanding the possibilities substantially. We offer many
leading manufacturer’s “pre-made” graphic kits in
addition to the graphics we design and produce. The material used in
our graphic production is high performance adhesive backed sign vinyl,
generally rated for 7 or greater years of outdoor life. Color charts
of available vinyl can be shipped with the receipt of a deposit. installation
a broad term describing adhesive backed vinyl products, referred to
more specifically as stripes or graphics.
Decals are also a category of graphics that are used repetetively, such
as club logos, commercial trademarks or business logos, warning stickers,
or icons like the US flag and other meaningful symbols. All of our decal
production uses high performance outdoor sign material.
Digital Printing now allows for our shop to install an uninterrupted
image or image collage on any vehicle and on nearly any type of surface.
Wraps are most often used to display a commercial message. Additionally,
wraps are perfect tools to promote clubs and organizations, political
campaigns, municipal/governmental issues, and other topics of professional
and public interest. Vinyl vehicle wraps offer high impact, portable
media to a large and diverse audience. A vehicle wrap generally includes
covering some or all windows allowed by law; window film is see through
and offers an expanded image area to display the image or images. Using
cutting edge design software and high performance output hardware the
images and lettering are transferred to outdoor durable vinyl and adhered
to the vehicle’s surface similar to the installation of vinyl
striping and graphics.
Wrap projects utilize our digital
design services extensively and can be viewed throughout the design
process. Wraps feature vinyl/adhesive technology that allows for easily
removed projects, allowing for frequent message turnaround and efficient
vehicle reconditioning. A vehicle wrap requires professional installation
– RV Stripes & Graphics offers installation or can assist
in locating qualified installers for these projects.