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ST Vehicle Graphics Contest — Service Vehicles

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FIRST PLACE

The judges praised this wrap for its friendly, easily interpreted graphics. Using Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop® software, Deming translated the school’s mascots into window graphics that made a partial wrap seem more substantial, he said. After having prepped the surface with 3M’s Primer 94, the shop applied 3M’s Controltac™ IJ 180-10C film with Comply air-egress adhesive for the body and decorated the windows with Classic Vue’s 50%-perforated film. A Seiko ColorPainter 64 inkjet printer produced the graphics, and Avery’s DOL 1000 cast-film overlaminate protects the body film, while Arlon’s 3200 Series clear laminate guards the window graphics. To ensure a seamless install, Deming’s team placed all panel breaks at the door lines.

SECOND PLACE

What better way to grab a stonemason’s or do-it-yourselfer’s attention than with a wrap that colorfully conveys your inventory of pavers and fieldstones? After having built the design with Adobe’s Creative Suite 3, Matthews Graphics output the full wrap on its Mimaki JV5-160 solvent-ink printer with 3M’s Controltac with Comply air-egress film, which is protected by 3M’s 8518 gloss-finish overlaminate. Matthews installed the wrap using 3M’s 5151 low-friction, high-temperature tape and Lidco squeegees.

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THIRD PLACE

When creating vehicle graphics for a company that produces diver monitoring and safety equipment, the rendering demands a vibrant ocean blue and colorful, aquatic flora and fauna. Wiseman executed the design with sourced art, Adobe Photoshop CS2 software and considerable manipulation, according to Admark’s Karen Lovegrove. Fabricators output the full wrap on its Seiko ColorPainter 64S digital printer with 3M’s Controltac with Comply film, which 3M’s glossy 8518 laminate protects, and Hexis Micro window film.

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