Sign & Digital Graphics

2016 WRAPS

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2 0 1 6 • WRAPS • 49 Bright Future Ahead I see a bright and shiny future for car wrapping and the vinyl graphic industry in general. I see it in the awesome new vinyl films being introduced. I see it in the amazing talent of wrappers when I judge car wrap contests all over the world. I see it when I teach wrap classes, every time someone overcomes a prob- lem and masters a new technique. I saw it at WRAPSCON in a big way. And I see it every time I open a new edi- tion of WRAPS magazine and I see all the cool wraps being done. Keep up the great work. Whether you agree or disagree, I invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions: to the editor of W R A P S magazine (, or you can email me directly at SUMMARY Here is a quick summary of the standards that I use when installing wraps. • Inspect the vehicle thoroughly • Remove hardware and emblems when appropriate • Clean with recommended solutions and techniques • Measure VERY carefully… and then check it again • Apply the graphic with firm pressure, as smooth as possible, with the absolute minimum stretching, use well thought out seams (only when necessary) and avoid scratching the vinyl • Trim well, never cut the paint • Leave no loose edges • Post-heat all complex curves • Wipe the wrap off, make it look perfect • Make one final inspection APPLICATION STANDARDS

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