We had the opportunity recently to help honor our US Veterans on a very unique canvas; a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS. The Warrior Camaro is a daily driver that attends upwards of 200 shows per year, all to show respect to the US Military and it’s veterans. The design was completed in-house and we couldn’t be more happy with it … or more proud of what it represents. #GodBlessOurMilitary
GLASSBORO, NJ, October 9, 2017
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that “Cosmic Norma” by the team Designer Wraps, of New Jersey, was named the North America East Regional Wrap King in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge featuring a rare purpose-built racecar built in England called a Norma.
A Unique Opportunity
“With only two of these cars in United States, we knew it would make for a special project.” said Sean Tomlin, owner of Designer Wraps. “The Norma’s fully carbon fiber body made it challenging to wrap. The real carbon is beautiful so the owner and I wanted to leave some of the body exposed, then use it to accentuate the design. We teamed with Vinyl Madness on the Cosmic design, the end result is out of this world! The wrap is printed on Avery’s Conform Chrome and Avery’s V-8000 Series Reflective Sheeting, a few small portions include Avery’s SWF Satin Black. With the V-8000 series NOT being a wrap film, we had to devise new techniques to make it work. In the end, we couldn’t be more happy.”
The car is owned by Forty7 Motorsports located at NJMP in Millville, NJ, own actively races the car in International race competitions. Pictures and video of the car can be seen here: https://wraplikeaking.com/en_US/gallery/1079
A panel of international industry judges chose Designer Wraps as one of 12 Regional finalists chosen from 159 total entries. The 4 Continental Winners will be chosen on October 16, 2017.
Each Regional Wrap King won an initial prize package valued at close to $2,000. The prize pack includes passes to the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas; a Regional Wrap King trophy; a large banner stand display; two free rolls of Supreme Wrapping Film; and social media exposure.
“I’ve been honored to be one of the judges for the Wrap Like A King Contest since it began and, without a question, this year was the hardest to choose a regional winner. There are so many unique and out-of-the-box wraps that push car wraps to new levels,” says Justin Pate, one of the international judges. “I can’t imagine how hard it will be to cast my vote for the winner. It’s super-exciting to be part of this.”
Out of the 12 Regional Wrap Kings, next week four Continent Wrap Kings—representing North America, Europe, North Asia and Australia and New Zealand—will be announced. Their $3,200 prize package includes personalized Wrap Like a King swag; a four-night stay in Las Vegas and passes to the SEMA show; $500 in gift vouchers; a 67” Race Ramp; and a variety of promotional and marketing tools for the winner’s wrap shop.
The 2017 King of the Wrap World grand prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the SEMA show. The King of the Wrap World extended prize package is valued at almost $5,000.
The 2017 judges panel includes:
- Justin Pate—The Wrap Institute, USA
Pate is an Avery Dennison certified installer/instructor in the U.S. He leads the Avery Dennison North America hands-on car wrap workshop and certification program and is co-owner of The Wrap Institute.
- Myles Kovacs—DUB Magazine, USA
Kovacs is the president and co-founder of DUB Magazine, a U.S.-based magazine that focuses on the urban custom car culture and celebrities and their vehicles.
- Jun Kinoshita—Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Japan
Kinoshita is the sales manager for Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions in Japan. He introduced the Certified Wrap Installers training program to Japan and worked together with Justin Pate on the training course.
- Stefan Ude—Ude FolierungsKonzepte, Germany
Ude is the owner of Ude FolierungsKonzepte in Germany. The company offers a wide range of services from car wrapping and signage to facade applications and trainings.
- Anders Prates—WTP Dekor, Sweden
Prates is co owner of WTP Dekor on the west coast of Sweden. Its three founding partners, Anders Prates, Diego Castro and Claes Lindvall, are Avery Dennison certified installers.
- Molly Waters—Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, North America
Waters is a senior technical specialist in North America with more than 18 years of industry experience. Waters often visits sign and wrap shops around the region, talking with customers about the car wrap industry. She also frequently contributes to the Avery Dennison blog.
- Peter Wright—Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Asia Pacific
Wright is a technical marketing manager and works with the industry’s leading installers, teaching vehicle wrapping workshops and promoting the industry.
- Jurriaan de Vries—Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Europe
De Vries is the technical services and support manager, responsible for the European technical support organization, trainings and workshops in different graphic centers across Europe.
Creativity to Inspire in the Future
“For our fifth year of the Challenge, we were blown away by the planning and technique that went into creating each of the region-winning vehicle wraps,” says Jeff Losch, North America marketing director at Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “All of the entries are a great reminder of the dedication and creativity of wrap installers around the globe. The judges will have a difficult decision picking the overall king.”
The company says that each of the 159 entries were evaluated on the following criteria: visual transformation (difference between the before and after pictures submitted); quality and skill level of installation; overall public look and appeal; and uniqueness of the design.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ah, sweet summertime. At our headquarters in New Jersey, summertime means fresh produce, the shore, and protecting your vehicle wrap. During the months of June to September, there is a big increase in temperatures and high levels of humidity. Not only does it do a number to our hair, but the humidity and heat can also do some damage to vehicle wraps.
During the dog days of summer, vehicle wraps need some extra TLC. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your vehicle wraps in top condition during these heated months, or check out our more general Vehicle Wrap Care instructions here.
It is best to keep your vehicle blocked from the intense summer sun, whether it is stored in a garage or a shaded area. Our products are built to endure powerful weather conditions, however, keeping your automobile out of the sun helps increase the wrap’s life span. You can also use an approved wax to serve as a sunblock to protect your vehicle.
With that being said, if you do choose to store your wrapped vehicle in a garage, pay careful attention to the temperature. The heat index in New Jersey can reach over 100 degrees during the summer months. For this reason, wrapped vehicles should be stored at about 72 degrees.
You want to make the most out of the beautiful wrap your car is cloaked in. Especially during June-September, we notice an increase in smog and pollutants. Because of this, it is ideal to give your vehicle a good washing every once to two weeks. The best method is hand washing, as this preserves the look of the wrap.
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Here’s a brand new Corvette Z06 we recently had the pleasure of working on. The owner came in with his new track car and wanted to both personalize his car while protect it at the same time. He was totally open to any ideas we had regarding the design, the only thing he asked for was his company’s logo to be on the car and to utilize the Italian colors red, white, and green. We partnered with long-time friend Scott Kepple, owner of Skepple, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL on this design concept and he, as usual, knocked it out of the park. The client was ecstatic and absolutely loved the design and end-result.
We printed the design on one of our Large Format Printers, laminated it in a nice matte finish to add to the patina’d effect, then expertly installed the wrap.
Shipped up to us from Florida, we changed the color of this Porsche Panamera S from plain ‘ol white, to nice and bright Rose Chrome! The rose was custom made in-house at Designer Wraps. This and so many other things is what makes Designer Wraps Different. Come experience the Designer Wraps Difference today!
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