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
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.
This was a design collaboration with our good friend Scott at Skepple Design. We enlisted Scott, based on his success with the “Rust Wrap” craze that was happening globally, to come up with a “true-looking” copper with some patina to bring this vision I had to life. Produced in-house, this color was printed on one of our Mutoh’s directly onto Avery Conform Chrome, than laminated with a Avery DOL 1460 high gloss film to give it that realistic “copper” look. We then added the real rivets (heads) to the car (which we painted a bronze color first) … one-by-one by hand. This thing came out absolutely amazing (oh and by the way, it’s a white car underneath).
We also used Avery Brushed Black Metallic to break-up the copper and make it look more aggressive. The customer saw the car for the first time yesterday (I only told him the idea we had, he had not seen the car at all until he saw it in person when completed) … he was speechless … and that makes it all worth it. Thank you Bob, for entrusting us with your GTM Supercar and giving us the opportunity to create something truly one-of-a-kind and simply amazing!!!
Lastly I want to say Thank You to my team for absolutely killing it! They put in some much time on this project, from Scott working with me on the design; to John prepping the car and breakdown, to of course Aaron on the laboring-love installing the wrap and all the several hundred rivets.
October 16, 2015
Designer Wraps Announced as Champions
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that the Custom Chrome Shelby 1000 by the team Designer Wraps, of New Jersey, was named a winner in the North America East Regional Wrap King in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge featuring printed Avery Conform Chrome.
“We’re thrilled to be chosen as the North America East winner! We knew we had to showcase our skills with this wrap, since the competition was so stiff,” said Sean Tomlin, Owner of Designer Wraps. “We used a combination of Avery Dennison® Avery Conform Chromes and Laminates to create the Custom Chrome Shelby 1000 wrap.”
Designer Wraps won a prize package valued at almost $3,200. The prize includes a four-night stay in Las Vegas to attend the SEMA show, $500 cash, an Avery Dennison Wrap Class of their choice, a Regional Wrap King trophy, Wrap Like a King swag, a meet and greet autograph signing with Ryan Friedlinghaus from West Coast Customs™ and marketing support from Avery Dennison.
“We knew when we invited Europe to participate in this year’s Challenge, that we would see global trends in vehicle customization, but we have been blown away by the high level of talent and creativity that was submitted,” said Roxanne McSpadden, North America marketing director at Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “DESIGNER WRAPS use of AVERY CHROME FILMS was skillful and unique. We can’t wait to announce who the judges’ picked as the ultimate King of the Wrap World at SEMA 2015.”
A panel of wrap industry judges chose the West, Central, Midwest, East, South, Canada and Europe Regional Wrap Kings. The 2015 Challenge judges included Ryan Friedlinghaus, Eric Ide, Markus-Marcel Knoch, Myles Kovacs, Justin Pate, Adrian Rope and Molly Waters. As the North America East Region Wrap King, part of the Designer Wraps Team will go on to compete for the ultimate “King of the Wrap World” title at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The seven professional judges evaluated the 173 total submissions based on criteria of 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.
Over $25,000 in prizes were given away to participants and voters. Installers and fans entered to win the fan prize package by using #WrapLikeAKing on Instagram®. The fan prize included an Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King swag bag that contains Avery Dennison t-shirts, retail and restaurant gift cards and signed merchandise from West Coast Customs™.
Wrap installers can learn more about Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film™ or digital Supercast films via www.wraplikeaking.com or graphics.averydennison.com/wlak. Wrap Like a King official rules, judges and prize information are also posted at www.wraplikeaking.com.
June 1, 2015
Millville, New Jersey
Paragon Printing & Graphics has Joined Forces with Designer Wraps
Designer Wraps has acquired Paragon Printing & Graphics, Inc. from Millville.
Because of this, they can now offer a wide-array of printing and apparel to their local and national customers . It seems like the two websites will merge over the next several months. Especially relevant is the online ordering that will be available soon. Designer Wraps has given their customers impressive, well-rounded, design choices by purchasing Paragon.
Paragon Printshop was founded in 1923. At first, they focused solely on the print industry. Over the last several years, they also expanded into apparel marketing. They have joined the unmatched team of Designer Wraps in Newark, New Jersey.
About Designer Wraps
Founded in 2006, Designer Wraps maintains a 20,000 square feet facility in Millville. It contains four large-format printers, an in-house design studio, a production department, and over 6,000 square feet of climate-controlled installation space.
Designer Wraps is a leading vehicle wrap and graphics company. As such, they are internationally recognized for their work in the wraps industry, including consumer and B2B. In addition, they are part of the PaintIsDead Network. The PaintIsDead Network is an elite group of wrap companies that focus on the world’s restyling market.
Designer Wraps is as motivated as ever to help our customers. We welcome all inquiries from past Paragon customers, current Designer Wraps customers, or customers we haven’t met yet. Contact us if you have any questions.