We don’t want to be advocates for anything against vehicle wraps, but sometimes you just gotta say no when the wrap is just plain wrong. From a design standpoint, it’s in the eye of the beholder…right? Take for example, these wraps.
A few months ago, we were elated to announce that we had passed our first female graphics installer, making Susanne Tuor one of a half-dozen to have the elite status. Now, we’re happy to announce that a fellow business owner and graphics installer has joined the handful of women who are up and coming in this industry.
With the advance of graphics films, there are more opportunities out there for graphic installers to branch out beyond the normal vehicle wrap. More recently, with the new 3M Envision Translucent and Diffuser Films, this provides a great opportunity for wrap shops to sell customers on more sustainable LED signage, without sacrificing their sign performance.
While at the SGIA show this year our installation training and testing manager, Ray Carlson, was able to demo the new 3M™ Envision™ film series in the 3M™ booth. According to 3M™’s marketing, this film “Changes Everything. Again,” and after taking a closer look at it ourselves, we’d have to agree. So what does this mean for graphic installers?
A blow torch is cool, but a Steinel 2010E Heat Gun is even cooler. With the ability to set very specific temperatures on a digital thermometer display, the Steinel Heat Gun should be every installer’s best friend. The heavy duty variable fan speed heat gun allows the graphics installer to set temps between 120°F and 1150°F in 10°F increments. Complete with a three stage switch to regulate airflow and duratherm heating element for long life capacity.
“What was the hurricane like? Are your friends and family ok? What are you planning on doing now?” These are just a few of the questions that I drilled Patrick Sullivan with once I found out that he traveled to Lowen Certified even after going through Hurricane Sandy, which has been labeled as the worst hurricane in New Jersey history.
Hutchinson, Kan.—Political Marketing Campaigns are usually associated with critical deadlines. This recently proved true when Lowen Color Graphics took on the challenge to create vehicle graphics for Kansas State Senator Terry Bruce’s short-term promotional campaign for District 34. Senator Bruce, whose district covers much of Reno County, was excited about the prospect of trying something original to create awareness around his campaign.
This is a graphics installation tip that we preach in our class. It’s necessary to use Primer 94 in any situation where the graphics material has a chance to stray away from the medium in which it’s applied to.