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Post Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:45 pm

The best designed vehicle wrap!

We see many wraps at the shows....on google and in the trade mags, and you can guarantee the next ones you see will be better than the last one.
What's your favorite one?
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Post Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:40 pm

One of my favorites is this one: http://www.pmd-boes.de/pkw16_gr_gb.html

Reason being its such a simple design and you'd take it for granted that the printed design wouldn't distort on the vehicle and so much skill and care has been taken to ensure that the application keeps the lines in the print so straight without distortion its quite amazing to say the least.

Even how the lines line up from the bumper to the body.
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Post Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:43 pm

I'm working on one very similar to that, hope I get it though as it will look really good.
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:10 am

Warren Beard wrote:I'm working on one very similar to that, hope I get it though as it will look really good.


You starting to move into wrapping full on then Warren?
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:13 am

not really Karl, I can't really find a market for it where I am but did manage to find this one potential and also some rear door wraps. I just love doing it, it's tons of fun wrapping. I still have to outsource my printing and borrow a unit for fitting so is not easy for me to offer wraps either but if I can do the odd one here and there I will do it.

besides it's all good for the portfolio :wink:

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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:29 am

Re: The best designed vehicle wrap!

Karl Williams wrote:What's your favorite one?


The 'SKY' vans win it for me by a mile, simple but very effective.

Other than that I prefer part wraps over full.
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:59 pm

Like this one Martin? :D
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:23 pm

To be fair, every one of the SKY vans I have seen has been really well fitted.

Maybe the trainee did that one :)
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:46 pm

John Childs wrote:Like this one Martin? :D


No one mentioned about fitting John :D

However I agree with Jon, the ones I have seen seem to be well fitted.
Maybe that's a rare exception.... :-?...says me waiting for the next dodgy fitted photo
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:44 pm

My favorite is one posted here, can't seem to find it though. It was a foreign job (Berlingo I think) with a wood effect background.


The Sky ones do catch your eye though

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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:06 pm

Martin Cole wrote:Maybe that's a rare exception.... :-?...says me waiting for the next dodgy fitted photo

I'd hate to disappoint. :D :thumbsup:
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:13 pm

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Martin Cole wrote:Maybe that's a rare exception.... :-?...says me waiting for the next dodgy fitted photo

I'd hate to disappoint. :D :thumbsup:


I do hope that is a monkey's mouth John? :D
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:55 pm

Karl Williams wrote:
I do hope that is a monkey's mouth John? :D


:lol1: :lol1:


Disappointed no John, it just confirms to me why I don't want to get into wrapping. :-?
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:27 pm

Karl Williams wrote:
John Childs wrote:
Martin Cole wrote:Maybe that's a rare exception.... :-?...says me waiting for the next dodgy fitted photo

I'd hate to disappoint. :D :thumbsup:


I do hope that is a monkey's mouth John? :D


Are you saying john had the camera back to front Karl?? :o
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:35 pm

Martin Cole wrote:it just confirms to me why I don't want to get into wrapping. :-?

Don't blame you Martin.

And some of the worst examples can be seen in the car park at SignUK. :D
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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:58 pm

I believe "digital print and cut" is the future for signmaking. I think vehicle wrapping is too expensive and difficult. Digital print and contour cut graphics are much cost effective. And a well executed design will look as good as a full wrap. Witness Cheryls success this year with her vehicle graphics award which were achieved using print and cut as opposed to vehicle wrapping.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:26 am

I agree

I've rarely saw a wrap that didn't cheapen the look of the vehicle.

like a big order from the chippy wrapped in a magazine cover.

partial wraps look better, some of them.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:31 am

i love wraps if they are designed right...the one that always sticks in my mind is the lamborghini on the yellow mercedes vito van, perfect example of a well thought out eyecatching layout :D
would have shown photo of it, but cannot find it :-?

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:35 am

Sky vans are short term and even though the examples shown have gone wrong, and we do not know if they were past their intended lifespan, the man in the street would probably not notice.
Can anyone say how much sky pay per van? as that would be a factor on the quality of the fit?
Close up they are definatley not good as far as resolution and print quality goes but again only a sign maker or related person would see a fault.

As an advertising tool, they have defo done the job, everyone I have ever spoken to about wraps, always mentions them as the example.

sorry to diverse Karl.

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:44 am

Not a problem Peter. Of course as signmakers and designers the topic will get a mixed bag of opinions. I was hoping though of seeing some examples of wraps that individuals thought had the wow factor. Didn't really want to get into a debate.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:49 am

I think this works very well.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:50 am

Very nice.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:25 am

I like this one, certainly got the wow factor. Racoon did it for a customer for the gumball and the driver was stopped by police in London so the copper could have his photo taken next to it.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:07 am

That's lovely Steve, only to be driven when the suns not out I take it :cool:



This is a good wrap Bruno posted last year

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... no&start=0
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:53 pm

The bread van wrap is one I always remember.
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:43 pm

Hi NIk, this one?

(2nd time lucky) :wink:
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:17 pm

Some great wraps there, but i think That Lambo look ace! very simple, What type of material is that??
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:48 pm

Steve McAdie wrote:I like this one, certainly got the wow factor. Racoon did it for a customer for the gumball and the driver was stopped by police in London so the copper could have his photo taken next to it.


i said it at the industry awards, ill say it again, im not convinced thats a proper wrap. by that i mean seamless or as seamless as any other wrap vinyl would be.
Do not get me wrong, i think it looks amazing, but unless the application is convincing up-close its no better an idea than that of one of our own UKSG members Ian Hobbs, he did same thing 3 years now...
https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... me+transit

the material used is of much better grade and quality and i would imagine can be pushed much further than the film Ian used back then, as this car was wrapped using a NEW 3M Cast Chrome.
I actually have a sample of this new cast and ill have a play with it asap.
if its as conformable as that car would have you believe, ill eat my hat, words and keyboard. :lol1: :lol1:

that said, i actually hope it is!
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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:54 pm

Rob: How is this for chrome then? http://www.pmd-boes.de/chromracer_gb.html

Its a polyester material and looks the business to me. I know the bumper wasn't done by all the panels look seamless.
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Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:48 am

another excellent looking job mate, i agree with you... i also agree it "looks" seamless but i cannot accept it is from a picture.

poylester foil films will pull apart as they have no real give in them. the new improved life of mirror films by some firms appear to have had clear laminates to help assist in prolonging the material life and how managable it is... (i think)

The likes of 3M tend to go a bit further than others when it comes to the makeup of these types of films. thats why i asked about a sample and got one in the post. as i said, i havent had time to play live with it, but sitting at my desk i did pull on the corner of the film and although thye lamiante film streches nice and soft, as soon as it does, the chrome turns silver. as you pull a little more it goes clear and i imagine this being just the lamiante film im looking at now.
it doesnt appear to be a chrome foil below though... almost a sort of chrome paste like you get chrome paint nowadays. (guessing :lol1:)

wraps as you know shouldnt be stetched on a small area to any extreme, so me pinching and stretching a corner isnt a fair test, but still....
anyway, i think it will take the material being warmed and stretched properly on a vehicle over a larger area to see just how much give it has in it. ill keep you posted...

then i will publicly apologise if i am wrong... :oops: :lol1:
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Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:11 am

Hey Rob,

When Robin was in Australia I questioned him over the use of the polyester film he used. I told him when I've tried to push it ,it cracked etc. Basically what he said is that application didn't really use any heat or stretching and that's why it worked and he didn't do the bumpers etc.

If you look at his photos there are no electrical leads or heat guns either.
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Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:42 am

Jason Xuereb wrote:he said is that application didn't really use any heat or stretching and that's why it worked and he didn't do the bumpers etc.


i wasn't getting you there mate, i thought that was a specialist chrome like the 3M stuff... in that case then no, it wont stretch.

i have just went back to look at his car pics and to take one part in particular. look at the rear quarter below the back light. a foil couldnt possibly conform to that shape without the peices being cut and placed in and the join running around the contour of the shape?

regardless to my view, wrong or right, they still have made an amazing job on the vehicle mate.
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Post Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:24 pm

Hugh Potter wrote:Hi NIk, this one?

(2nd time lucky) :wink:


thats the one hugh..not too keen on the fonts and where there placed, but the concept is first class :D

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