When it comes to vehicle wrapping, there isn’t another vehicle more interesting than the mini coop. What makes the Mini Cooper so interesting you may ask? Well it’s a small vehicle which doesn’t require much vinyl at all to cover the vehicle. As a matter of fact it’s practically done without any seems in it at all. However, the natural body type of this vehicle makes it a wrappers nightmare.
I spend more time on the sides of a Mini Cooper than I do on a mini van. – Bryan Scwartz
Going through the design process of our most recent Mini Cooper was a lot of fun. We had very little information to apply with very limited space to put it. However, as a designer you have to apply the customers brand to the vehicle (otherwise what’s the point).
The front and back bumpers of this vehicle are tricky to say the least. You must avoid putting any text on the wrap near these areas to avoid any distortion. The bumpers are a primary area where the vinyl needs to be stretched in order to maintain the coverage. So here’s a helpful tip. AVOID PUTTING ANY COPY NEAR THE BUMPERS. You may even want to try to fade the wrap into the color of the vehicle.
So when wrapping your next Mini Cooper take the following precautions:
- use minimal amount of copy in your design.
- keep all copy away from the bumpers.
- try to use the vehicles color to your advantage.
Best of luck to you wrappers out there!