Wrapping World

Wrapping World

Following news of OKI’s ‘Print My Ride’ vehicle wrap competition Avery Dennison has announced its fourth annual ‘Wrap Like a King’ Challenge. However, unlike OKI’s virtual software that allows budding wrap designers the opportunity to design a full race car wrap, the ‘Wrap Like a King’ competition is for experienced vehicle wrappers to showcase their imagination and creativity with real life jobs.

Global printer manufacturer OKI is rolling out the much anticipated return of the popular ColorPainter series of wide format inkjet printers under its own brand with a massive awareness campaign. This includes sponsoring a leading Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race team and a ‘Print My Ride’ competition that gives budding vehicle wrap artists and experienced creatives alike the opportunity to design a car wrap fit for the racetrack.

Kent based vehicle branding specialist RGVA has begun applying a striking, professional and consistent brand livery to new vans currently being added to the fleet of UK home assistance provider, HomeServe.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has introduced five new 2-tone ColorFlow colours with a unique finish: Rising Sun (Red/Gold), Urban Jungle (Silver/Green), Roaring Thunder (Blue/Red), Fresh Spring (Gold/Silver) and Rushing Riptide (Cyan/Purple). Oh yeah!

APM Customs, together with SMC Automotive and GT Cars Chester, recently held an open day event, with the theme of Iconic Super Cars. Alongside an array of bikes from the PR Racing British Superbike Team, including the 2016 BMW BSB and ex-work Ducatti Moto GP, and super cars including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati, APM provided wrapping and detailing demonstrations.

Avery Dennison says it is giving its high performance car wrapping films a solid boost with the introduction of MPI 1105 Wrapping Series cast film. The company says this new material brings more vibrant colour reproduction and easy, fast application to the most demanding vehicle wraps.

Spandex says it has added to its product portfolio with four new vehicle wrap films from Avery Dennison, 3M and Orafol.

Cambridge-based Iconic Signs has teamed up with classic Volkswagen restoration company Type 2 Detectives - who is working with funky VW campervan holiday rental company WeDubYou - to design and wrap some 60 bespoke themed classic VW campervans for rental in France, Spain, California, and New Zealand.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today the launch of new Transparent Coloured Overlaminates for Conform Chrome films. Transparent Coloured Overlaminates for Conform Chrome Series are available in three distinct colours, orange, green and purple, to combine with the five existing Conform Chrome colours for new creative colour possibilities.

Budding vehicle wrappers can join in at the ‘Become a Wrap Expert’ workshop presented by Sign and Digital Materials Ltd on stand M14 at Sign & Digital UK. These sessions will give visitors the chance to get hands-on and discuss the technical aspects of vehicle wrapping.

ORAFOL says it has found a solution to the challenge posed by decorating the heavily contoured sides of caravans and motorhomes – especially those with photographic images as above.

ORACAL has extended the range of its 970 Premium Shift Effect Cast films adding five new ‘shade shifting’ colours. The new colours are: Pearl Symphony, Avocado, Amethyst, Aquamarine and Ultramarine violet.

Jim Miller, owner of Millers Decals, USA, has won the prestigious title of World Wrap Master at FESPA Digital 2016.

William Smith says Arlon’s new Ultimate Premium Plus Chrome Series vehicle wrapping film is set to give added polish to the range of effects that wrappers can create with full or part wraps, accent work and detailing.

The Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Graphics Center has created a full Roland DGA wrap for the team’s No. 33 Chevrolet, to be driven by rookie of the year contender Brandon Jones in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Sat., Feb. 27 in Atlanta, Ga.

As part of its increasing commitment to supporting young people in print, Hybrid Services has created the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab (MVWL) at the country’s foremost motorsport engineering education establishment - Oxford Brookes University - supplying a Mimaki wide format printer, cutting plotter and software package in a partnership set to take wide format print to a whole new level in British motorsports.

Hexis UK has announced the immediate availability of V200WG1, a high opacity conformable gloss PVC print film that is ideal for fleet graphics. Able to resist low and high temperatures, and high humidity conditions, it can be wet or dry applied to both flat and slightly curved surfaces.

FESPA’s World Wrap Masters - in collaboration with partners Avery Dennison and Mimaki – is all set where wrappers will battle it out head to head to take the last place in the World Wrap Masters Series Final.

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