2022 Sign Contest: Best In-House or Outside Designed/Shop Fabricated Vehicle Wrap
Created using CorelDRAW and Onyx software, printed on 3M materials with an HP Latex machine, and applied to the company owner’s family bus using a squeegee, this rusty-looking wrap takes cues from Cousin Eddie’s ride in NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION. Design to completion only took four days, but the RV has since gone viral, with some TikTok and Facebook videos reaching more than four million views.
GCI Digital Imaging (GCI) | Cincinnati
gci-digital.com | Brett Otto
Designer: Jeff Rowland, GCI
Installers: Justin and TJ, GCI
Client: TJ Bedacht, GCI
Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP Latex printer
Installation Equipment/Tools: Squeegee
Materials/Components: 3M vinyl
Software: CorelDRAW, ONYX
The base layer of this graphic was printed and laminated with a matte finish, while the text and logos were printed and laminated with a gloss, contour cut on a plotter and installed over the matte full coverage layer. Dimensional letters cut from gloss black acrylic make the company’s name stand out.
Puzzle Creative Solutions | Akron, OH | wearepuzzle.com
Designer: Puzzle Creative Solutions
Installer: Puzzle Creative Solutions
Client: Puzzle Creative Solutions
Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP Latex 365, AXYZ 5 x 10-ft. CNC router, Seal 600 laminator, Mimaki CG-FX 60-in. vinyl plotter
Installation Equipment/Tools: Baker Scaffold, Image One Impact Extreme Magz, RollePro and Wet Edge squeegee, Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter, 3M Vehicle Channel Applicator Tool (VCAT-2)
Materials/Components: Avery Dennison MPI 1105 EZ Cast Vinyl, Avery Dennison DOL 1060Z Gloss and 1380Z Matte Cast Laminates, RTape application tape, Chemcast 1/4-in. black acrylic, 3M VHB tape
Software: Adobe Illustrator, ONYX Thrive 21 (RIP), Mimaki FineCut, Aspire CAM Software, Pro Vehicles Outlines
Other Components/Tools: Dupli-Color Matte Black Wheel Coating
3M vinyl with luster laminate fully wrap one of three Christmas-themed Kiss Mobiles. The oversized Hershey Kisses are constructed from fiberglass with a rough texture and the graphics were applied to the entire body of the faux candy and plumes.
Stoner Graphix | Hummelstown, PA | stonergraphix.com
William Fox Munroe Inc.
Installer: Stoner Graphix
Client: The Hershey Co.
Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP Latex 560 printer, GBC 2064WF-1 wide-format laminator
Materials/Components: 3M Vinyl and Scotchcal Luster Overlaminate
Software: Adobe Illustrator
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