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Best Signshop Vehicles of 2016

Distressed wraps, reflective and more

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FIRST PLACE
Fabricator/ Installer

Fastsigns
Maple Shade, NJ
(856) 482-2288
www.fastsigns.com/2115

Designers
Jeff Chudoff
Scott Kepple
Justin Silverman

Chudoff, the shop’s owner, noted that his goal – because he celebrated this 30th anniversary of being in business last year – was to simulate a truck that had been painted in 1985 and had since suffered three decades of deterioration – with the goal of spurring onlookers to dress up their businesses’ vehicles with wraps. Chudoff, Kepple and Silverman designed the wrap with a combination of SA Intl.’s FlexiSign® and Adobe Photoshop. The shop printed the job on its Roland VersaExpress RF-640 printer using Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions’ MPI 1005 EZ Apply RS. Avery DOL 1360 glossy overlaminate, applied on a Royal Sovereign RSC 5500-H laminator, will preserve the deep rust color (“preserve” and “rust” don’t usually coexist in the same sentence, but it works here).

SECOND PLACE
Fabricator
Palmer Signs
Roseville, CA
(916) 773-5815
www.palmersigns.com

Designer
Tony Palmer
Installers
Chad Compton
Jimmy Mazur
Logan Palmer
Tony Palmer

Tony noted that he’d seen several Dodge Chargers wrapped as replicas of the General Lee car made famous on the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” He couldn’t resist promoting his shop with one. The shop is also promoting its services through the website nohazzardwraps.com, with the car as a focal point. He designed the wrap using CADlink’s Signlab® and Adobe Photoshop, and the production team produced the wrap with 3M Controltac IJ180-10C film that’s decorated on Palmer’s HP 360 latex-ink printer. Tony said, “Everyone has seen variations of the rusted car [wrap]. But I wanted to accentuate the body lines and have the rusted edges follow them perfectly.”

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THIRD PLACE
Fabricator

FlipSide Graphics
Wausau, WI
(715) 848-4291
www.flipsg.com

Designers/Installers
Todd Olloff
Russell Voigt

Reflective vehicle graphics have certainly become trendy, and why not? Wraps that sell for you after sundown provide valuable marketing fuel. The wrap’s multiple layers include imagery printed on matte-black 3M 1080 film, a layer of blue 3M Controltac air-release film that’s printed on an HP 26500 latex-ink printer, and a subsequent layer of fluorescent-yellow 1080 printed black and laminated. All were applied with Knifeless Tech Systems’ knifeless tape, and a final overlay was applied with 3M 680 reflective material.

HONORABLE MENTION
Fabricator

Surf City Graphics
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 886-9766

Designers
Drew Brophy
Michael Dmytrow
Installers
April Dmytrow
Michael Dmytrow

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