Creating a boat graphics project on a light-colored hull is straightforward, but if the hull is dark, like black, we would need to print the design on white vinyl to match the background color. To create the illusion of light, the key lights would blend into the hull color and the contour cut would be wide. Most of the black in the design would be removed, revealing the black gel coat or boat wrap beneath. When wrapping the entire boat, this type of lettering can be integrated into striping designs and additional details in the final design.
Just admire this Wakanda logo! … the choices for layering when kerning the AKA… the welding on the “EV” in Forever… a chrome-filled extrusion and key lights on a black background … just everything!
These types of boat graphics are ideally a two-layered design in which we overlay a silver metallic on the printed background where the golden brass bevel appears. A professional install can be arranged, but it’s very simple and most customers handle this themselves with some direction.