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6 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • A P R I L 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G Once the installs were completed, it was hard to tell what walls were wrapped in cast and what walls were wrapped in calendered — at least for the first couple weeks. en we started to notice the dif- ference. e walls wrapped in cast still showed the texture in the wall, whereas the walls wrapped in calendered seemed to look "smooth." After a few weeks, we noticed the original texture we saw on the installation of the calendered film had dis- appeared. e film was now "floating" on the high points of the texture. Over time, this got worse, causing the edges to lift and curl back, eventually resulting in the film failing to the point that the only fix would be reprinting and re-installing the project. Film choice for vehicle graphics From simple spot graphics to partial and full wraps, from customers with one vehicle to hundreds, choosing the right film for the project is key. Full wraps will always be cast films, especially when you need to wrap bumpers or have any hori- zontal surface that will be wrapped, such as the hood, roof, and trunk. Cast film will wear better over the project's length and conform better to complex shapes like bumpers, mirrors, and door handles. Partial wraps that are going to cover any

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