There are many ways to print something and not everyone knows the differences between the many available formats there are. As well as choosing the right printing system for your order, it is also very important to choose the company that best suits yours needs, usually this being a combination of price, service and quality.
One thing is for sure, no colour applied on a any surface lasts forever, whether it is the colour applied on a garment, a car, the facade of a house or a photograph. All, absolutely all colours suffer a discoloration with the passage of time if they are exposed to direct or indirect light, specially sunlight.
A lamination with an U.V. protector doubles the life expectency of a print.
I will try to give an understandable but not very technical explanation about what does it mean to vectorize an image, when to do it and what it is for.
Vinyl is one of the many supports that exist in the world of digital reproduction of images in two dimensions. For argument´s sake, let´s just say that there are two types and purposes vinyl, for printing and for cutting. The print vinyl is usually white or transparent and ink is applied to it by the printer to achieve a reproduction.