Our wrap templates are tenth scale, layered tiff files created in Photoshop and are not a vector. You can drag or open graphics files into the design layer on each template view and arrange them to your design specifications. You can also use the ruler tool in Photoshop or Illustrator to gain accurate measurements of flat surfaces on our templates.
For example, when measuring a vehicle door using the ruler tool in Photoshop or Illustrator, the door width may read 4.0 inches. In your head, move the decimal point one number to the right and you have a 40-inch wide door. We scale all of our templates to the manufacturer specifications of each vehicle. You can also measure your estimated print panels with the ruler tool in Photoshop or Illustrator to further refine your square footage estimates.
The templates are in the tenth scale, so while you're designing your wrap, you would use the smaller setting of the template. When you are preparing to print you can set the resolution and dimensions to full size. Here's an example, you are working on a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, the size is 20 by 9 at 720 ppi, which is the small setting, you do your design work at. To prepare your design for print on this Silverado, you would change the ppi from 720 to 72 ppi and add a zero (0) to the width and height making the full-size Silverado 200 by 90 at 72 ppi. Don't let the low resolution put you off, if the design looks good at 720 ppi, your design will look good at 72 ppi as long as high-resolution graphics are used.
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