Which Deviant Ink Wrap Finish Should I Choose?
In this vinyl wrap overlay comparison guide, you’ll get a detailed look at each of our overlay finishes that will accompany your Deviant Ink wrap!
Don’t stress if you’re not sure which option to go with, after browsing through this guide, you’ll be squared away and ready to customize the look of your machine!
WHAT FINISH OVERLAY OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
UPGRADED GLOSS FINISHES
- Sparkle flake gloss
- Gold flake gloss
- Chrome gloss
- Holographic gloss
- Chrome sparkle flake gloss
- Chrome gold flake gloss
- Holographic sparkle flake gloss
- Holographic gold flake gloss
UPGRADED MATTE FINISHES
- Chrome matte
- Holographic matte
Understanding the difference between a gloss vs a matte base
Gloss and matte have been the powersports wrap industry standard finish for many years. Both of these options are free with no upgraded charge on our website.
A matte vinyl graphic is a type of vinyl graphic that has a non-glossy or flat finish. The surface of the graphic is smooth and has a consistent texture with no reflective properties. It has a dull or muted appearance that is different from glossy vinyl graphics.
A gloss vinyl graphic is a type of vinyl material that has a glossy or shiny finish. When printed on, it produces vibrant colors and sharp details that catch the eye. The glossy finish of the vinyl adds depth and richness to the colors, making them appear more vivid and intense.
Understanding the difference between a chrome vs a holographic overlay effect
We print directly on chrome and holographic print media. This is your base. When you print gloss or matte it prints on white print media. This is actually how you achieve the white color – there’s literally no ink just the white media background. 🙂
Since we print directly on the chrome/holographic print media, there is NO “white” color.
This is CRUCIAL when designing your graphics using our online wrap customizer tool.
If you choose the color WHITE as an option in your wrap design, those sections will be straight holographic or chrome base – meaning NO color prints on those sections of the media. This is how you would achieve the cleanest/purest form of chrome or holographic.
Now that you understand how these materials print out, let’s dive into the differences between the chrome and holographic finishes.
A chrome vinyl finish mimics the appearance of polished metal, particularly chrome. It has a reflective and mirror-like surface that creates a highly glossy and shiny effect. When you look at an object with a chrome vinyl finish, you’ll see a clear reflection of your surroundings, much like a mirror. The chrome finish typically has a silver or metallic appearance, giving it a sleek and modern look.
A holographic vinyl finish, on the other hand, creates a captivating visual effect that resembles shimmering or a rainbow-like display. It doesn’t have as much of the reflective shine of chrome.
Instead, it disperses and refracts light, resulting in a dynamic and ever-changing play of colors and patterns. The holographic finish gives the impression that the surface contains multiple layers of shifting colors, ranging from vibrant blues, purples, pinks, greens, yellows, and oranges. It creates a mesmerizing and enchanting appearance that will definitely turn heads.
LET'S GO THROUGH THE MATTE FINISH OVERLAY OPTIONS
As we mentioned above, a standard matte look will deliver a clean, non-glossy, flat-like finish. There are no reflective properties with this option. You get nice, predictable colors with a standard matte finish.
Imagine a surface that appears as smooth and sleek as a mirror, but without the reflective shine. Matte chrome vinyl finish is a special overlay that gives the surface a unique aesthetic appeal. It has a distinctive, muted sheen.
When you look at matte chrome vinyl, you’ll notice that it lacks the glossy or reflective properties typically associated with chrome. Instead, it has a soft, velvety look that almost seems to absorb light rather than reflect it.
It has a tin can look to it. We’ve seen a plethora of truly unique designs pop out all because the customer went with a chrome/matte look.
When you observe matte holographic vinyl, you’ll notice that it possesses a matte texture, meaning it lacks a glossy or reflective shine.
However, what sets it apart is the way it interacts with light. As light hits the surface, it disperses and refracts, creating an enchanting display of shifting colors and patterns.
It’s as if the surface comes alive with a kaleidoscope of hues, ranging from vibrant blues, purples, and pinks to radiant greens, yellows, and oranges.
LET'S GO THROUGH THE GLOSS FINISH OVERLAY OPTIONS
Just like we mentioned above, a gloss vinyl graphic is a type of vinyl material that has a glossy or shiny finish. When printed on, it produces vibrant colors and sharp details that catch the eye.
The glossy finish of the vinyl adds depth and richness to the colors, making them appear more vivid and intense.
When you observe a gloss holographic vinyl finish, you’ll notice that it possesses a glossy and reflective shine, much like a polished surface.
However, what sets it apart is the way it interacts with light. As light hits the surface, it disperses and refracts, creating a captivating display of shifting colors and luminous patterns. It’s as if the surface comes alive with a dance of vibrant hues, ranging from brilliant blues, purples, and pinks to radiant greens, yellows, and oranges.
The gloss aspect of this finish adds an additional layer of depth and brilliance to the holographic effect. It enhances the reflective quality, resulting in a surface that not only showcases a dazzling array of colors but also offers a mirror-like shine. This combination of glossy texture and holographic visual display creates a truly stunning and captivating aesthetic.
A chrome gloss vinyl finish is a special finish that creates a striking visual effect, resembling the appearance of highly polished chrome.
It offers a highly reflective, mirror-like appearance. It possesses a smooth and glossy texture that reflects light with exceptional clarity, providing a sleek aesthetic
SPARKLE FLAKE GLOSS
With a sparkle flake gloss wrap, you inherit all of the same exact qualities from the standard gloss wrap but with a sparkly twist. As you can see in the photo, sparkle flake or some people call it a halo flake, provides a colored spectacle of sorts throughout the design.
It’s a great way to spice it up a notch from standard gloss especially is you like sparkly stuff!
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Just imagine the sparkle flake gloss above, but with little gold flakes instead of colorful flakes.
GOLD FLAKE GLOSS
Just like the sparkle flake above, the gold flake gloss wrap inherits all of the same exact qualities from the standard gloss wrap but with the additional of little gold flakes throughout the finish.
A good design practice is to limit the gold flake to wraps that include colors that go good with the color gold. If your design has a lot of wild and bright colors, you probably wouldn’t want to go the gold flake route.
It’s a great way to spice it up a notch from standard gloss especially if your wrap colors flow with some gold shimmer!
SPARKLE FLAKE HOLOGRAPHIC GLOSS
With sparkle flake holographic, you inherit all the same qualities you get with a holographic gloss wrap, with the additional of sprinkling in that sparkle flake or sparkle shimmer look.
In a nutshell, you get that colorful reflective shine from the holographic gloss + sparkles!
GOLD FLAKE HOLOGRAPHIC GLOSS
With gold flake holographic, you inherit all the same qualities you get with a holographic gloss wrap, with the addition of those gold flakes that will shimmer when light hits it.
In a nutshell, you get that colorful reflective shine from the holographic gloss + a. gold glitter/sparkle vibe! Remember to pair your gold sparkle flake with wrap colors that naturally look good with the color gold.
SPARKLE FLAKE CHROME GLOSS
With the sparkle flake chrome gloss, you’re inheriting all the amazing shiny, reflective features that come with the chrome gloss look but with a colorful speckled addition in the sparkle flake.
This combo can truly hit hard.
GOLD FLAKE CHROME GLOSS
With the gold flake chrome gloss, you’re inheriting all the amazing shiny, reflective features that come with the chrome gloss look but with a gold speckled addition in the gold flake.
Just like all of the other gold flake options above, we typically see this combo work best with designs that feature colors that go better with the color gold.
THERE YOU GO.
We hope this guide has been nearly just as good as if in person with each of these different types of finishes. Of course, if you have any additional questions about the different finishes, just shoot us an email or message us on our website!BROWSE WRAPS