We live in a world where our personal devices are no longer luxuries, but necessities. The advent of the smartphone changed our world forever, and in a time where everybody — old and young, male and female, rich and poor — has a personal device, the need for individuality is stronger now more than ever.
Unfortunately, when it comes to our smartphones, laptops, game consoles, and other accessories, we’re generally limited to the scant selection offered by the manufactures, which more often than not is limited to whatever flavor of modern black, white, or silver is currently trending.
That’s why we created JW Skinz. As graphic designers, we cherish the ability to express ourselves every opportunity we get, and so we committed to creating a service that provides people with high-quality skins for their personal devices. Whether you’re shopping for your smartphone, your iPad, computer, or fancy new Xbox, we provide beautiful custom designs that will give your effects some much-needed flair.
Of course, the important question that you likely have needs to be addressed — why us? Device skins aren’t exactly a rare commodity these days, and many shops are competing with each other to resonate with the millions of people who are looking to customize their devices.
We believe that our unique history in graphic design, along with our commitment to using the highest quality materials sets us apart. Quality over quantity is our philosophy at JW Skinz, and we’re committed to embodying that in every product we sell.
There are four areas in particular where we rise above the competition — further down, we’ll break each of these down into more detail so you can fully understand why JW Skinz should be your go-to solution for vinyl wrappings.
The barrier to entry in the vinyl skin/decal market isn’t terribly high. All one has to do is invest in a cheap vinyl printing and cutting machine, and theoretically, they’re ready to start conducting business. That’s why it’s important to look at who you’re buying from — not every skin retailer is equal, and it’s important to know that if you buy from a small-time retailer with a limited budget, it can and often does make a major difference in the quality of your product.
At JW Skinz, we’re proud of our 18 years of experience in the vinyl wrapping field. While JW Skinz is relatively new, our team has operated two vinyl companies in the past to great success.
Our first venture, a car wrapping company, is still operational and has grown to such prominence that we attract clients from out-of-state who seek us out to apply our wrappings to their business vehicles. Our second business primarily created vinyl wrappings for e-cig devices, stands, router displays, and more, and we eventually sold that to a happy buyer, using our knowledge and experience to create JW Skinz.
You might be thinking, “Okay, so what do car vinyls have to do with laptop and phone skins?”
Here are some ways that our vinyl car wrapping experience has helped us at JW Skinz:
A lot of people don’t trust vinyl skins or decals for their gadgets, due to the fact that they often don’t last long before they start peeling off, fading, or tearing, often leaving a sticky residue that’s annoying to clean off. If you hold this opinion, we can’t blame you!
However, we would be remiss not to say that these results, more than likely, were the result of using low-quality vinyl.
The quality of vinyl has a significant impact on the durability and usefulness of the final product, and we’ve gone through countless brands over our 18 years of experience in the industry. We’ve used just about every brand of vinyl under the sun, and we’ve ultimately settled on m3 and Arlon, whose quality vinyl never ceases to impress.
Did you know that our vinyl brands have an 8-10 year outdoor guarantee on the duration of their vinyl? This number was created for car wraps, who see a fair amount of hard outdoor wear and tear, constantly being exposed to the elements, dirt, and grime. If a massive vinyl car wrap can last that long, you can bet that your phone or laptop skin will serve you for years to come. We use our own products on our personal phones, and after two years of constant usage, they still look like they’re brand new.
If you’ve bought a vinyl skin before that has started to peel off or warp after extended periods of use, we hate to tell you this, but you bought sticker, not a skin, and that’s a dead giveaway that your product was made of inferior vinyl. When we call our products “skins,” we really mean it. If our own skin doesn’t unceremoniously start coming off after a few weeks or months of use, why should your phone’s? Our skins are so airtight, so precisely cut to meet the exact measurements of your device, and made of such quality vinyl that we can guarantee you won’t have a peeling problem.
While we hope you won’t be in a rush to remove our products, if the event comes where you want to take it off, we’re happy to report that you won’t have to deal with the annoying sticky residue that’s often a side effect of adhesive-based products. This is not only an aggravating hassle to clean off, you can run the risk of damaging your products if water is necessary to get it off (which is often is). This is yet another reason why we stick with the top quality vinyl brands — we want your experience to be as smooth and pleasant as possible, even when you’re removing your skin.
We could go on and on about the quality of our vinyl, but it won’t mean much if our printers aren’t up to task. Fortunately, our printers not only meet the qualifications for excellent vinyl printing, they far exceed them. Because we first acquired our printers for car wraps, they’re equipped to handle large jobs at impeccable resolutions.
Our large format 1440 x 1440 DPI printers, three in number, are capable of printing graphics that are absolutely enormous...or a whole lot of really small ones. This is good news for anyone who is willing to buy vinyl skins in bulk.
Do you run your own company and you’d like to have special branding for your company cell phones or computers? You can order en masse from JW Skinz and our printers will produce them quickly and efficiently. Are you hosting a large party or event and want to give away skins? Same story. Whatever your reason might be, our printers allow for large runs.
There is nothing more frustrating than ordering some kind of printed graphic, only to finally receive it and realize you could have had a better-looking picture if you used your printer at home. Fortunately, our printers, designed for large format jobs that require extensive detail, have no problem capturing the finest details on any given image.
Tolerance, in the vinyl world, refers to the “exactness” of the decals cut — in other words, how precisely it fits your product. Skins with a lower tolerance leave more room for obstacles on your phone, such as the camera bump, buttons, and speakers. A lot of skins on the market leave substantial room for these, making them easy to apply and more forgiving of error, but they very conspicuously stick out as being stickers.
The higher the tolerance, the more authentic your skin looks. If you buy a vinyl wrap from JW Skins, it will fit the shape of your device so precisely that you could fool people into thinking it was made that way. If you’re anything like us, you want your skins to be as seamless as possible; the next best solution to painting your device altogether. We’re suckers for clean design, so we make this a high priority in our products.
A lot of vinyl companies advertise the ability to create your own custom designs, but this often ends up being a little more than choosing a single graphic and having little to no say in its placement.
We are graphic designers, and we believe in the power of passion and creativity, which is why we have a much more comprehensive custom skin service.
When you order a custom design through JW Skinz, you’ll do it through our custom skin creator, designed specifically to empower you to create something truly unique. You have tons of options with our tool. Here are some of the things you can do:
We pride ourselves in our selection of unique eye-catching designs, but we won’t blame you if you want something with a more customized look. However, not everyone is a graphic design expert, and if you just don’t have it in you to design something yourself, you can contact us and we’ll take care of your graphic design, free of charge! Just give us a direction of what you generally have in mind, and we promise we’ll whip up something awesome.
Like we mentioned earlier, we truly believe in the principle of “quality over quantity.” We’re confident in our claim that we offer some of the best vinyl skins and wraps that money can buy, and we hope that after trying our products, you’ll agree too.
We offer an incredible variety of skins for phones, laptops, iPads, game consoles and more. Our products include, but are not limited to:
And, of course, we believe that our quality products would mean nothing if we didn’t have the customer service to back it up. We treat every last one of our customers with the highest respect, and we will openly communicate with you if you have any questions, concerns, or complaints.
If you’re tired of blending in with the rest of the crowd, check out our online selection, and order your new skin today!