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2008 Vehicle Graphics Contest — Signshop Vehicles

These winning shops proudly trumpet their services on the road.



First Place

McClure wanted this wrap to convey an edgy appearance – simulated paint splashes and body scratches certainly fit the bill. To compose the wrap, Sinek used Adobe’s Photoshop® and Illustrator® software to compose the graphics and verified color profiles with Onyx Graphics’ ProductionHouse™ RIP. After having prepped the Chevy S-10’s surface with 3M™’s Primer 94, the shop output the wrap with its Mimaki JV3 solvent-ink printer using DuraSol inks with 3M’s Controltac™ with Comply® air-egress film, which is protected with 3M’s 8518 gloss-finish overlaminate.

Second Place

This project underscores a wrap’s potential impact; a 1994 Toyota Celica instantly transforms into a head-turner. Starting with a Celica template from Digital Designware’s Pro Vehicle Outlines software program, the Bechers developed the wrap using SA Intl.’s Flexi™ Pro 8.5 and Photoshop software. They output the wrap using Oracal’s 3951-RA vehicle-wrap film with air-release technology on its Mutoh ValuJet 1304 printer. Oracal’s 290F clear, cast overlaminate film shields the wrap from the elements.


Third Place

The Sign Factory crew aptly touts Autoskinz, its shop’s vehicle-wraps division, with this straightforward message. The design process entailed finetuning the artwork with Photoshop, Illustrator and Flexi Designer software. With the shop’s Mimaki JV3 solvent-ink printer, which employs SS2 inks, they output the wrap with Oracal’s 3951-RA film and 290F overlaminate, and installed the wrap with felt squeegees and propane torches.

Honorable Mention

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