Douglas from Absolute Pros Home Inspections gave us the chance to do some new vehicle graphics for his truck. He loved it enough to take this awesome picture and send it to us.
We use only the best 3M vinyl for our jobs. In some instances we use manufactured colors like on the “Sherpa Roofing” Van. Cardinal Red and Black vinyls did the trick for them. But on other vehicles we print on 3M IJ180mC wrap vinyl. The added 3M 8519 Luster Over Laminate gives it just the right amount shine and protection from the weather to make it last for our customers.
We were recently hired by a flooring company to make a 16′ x 16′ stencil for a compass and install it in a downtown Seattle building. The reversed out image was then died with a 50% black ink into the floor and the stencil was removed. We used 3M IJ35-10 vinyl to cut the stencil out of. It has great adhesion to smooth floors, so you can trust the ink wont bleed around the cut edges.
We had a customer contact us about putting some stripes on her new Mini Paceman. She also wanted us to match the color of her very Bright Orange mirror caps. After some research we found a 3M Bright Orange vinyl that matched perfectly. The customer thought mock-ups looked great, but we think the finished product looked better.
Rick from Aces Four Sewer and Drainage gave us a call and wanted us to wrap his new dark grey Transit Van. He wanted it red, so that’s what he got. We used Avery Supreme “Soft Red” Wrap Film for the base and then added the rest of the graphics over the top of the original wrap. We chose not to print the red with the graphics for 2 reasons. First, the Supreme Wrap film will keep its color longer since it is a manufactured color instead of a printed color. Manufactured colors are not just a top coating of ink, they are the color all the way through the film. Which means that the UV absorption will do less damage and make the color keep true for a longer period of time. The second reason is if Rick decides to change a phone number or some of his services, we can change those out without having to re-do an entire red section saving him money over the long run.
Shane from Victor Glass contacted us to design a wrap for his new Ford Transit Connect a couple weeks ago. Since the body of this vehicle is white, we incorporated it into the design to save Shane some money. The blue gradient fades out to white towards the front. The wrapped portion starts behind the drivers and passenger front doors and extends across the back. That way we are only manufacturing and installing on half of the vehicle. Monetarily that makes a big difference to Shane’s bottom line. We use red cut vinyl for the lettering that extends up front. By putting the red lettering forward and incorporating the white fade, the entire vehicle looks like it has been wrapped.
We do so many vehicle jobs that it is nice to do something a little different every once in a while. This logo is digitally printed, applied to 1/2″ black acrylic and then laser cut. The laser cutting is key to being able to get such fine detail and sharp corners. Normal routing would not have come out this sharp looking. Then we mounted it to the wall with double sided adhesive tape. I think it looks awesome and so did the customer.