The new mat FlexChrome Tuning films are a real revolution in the world of vehicle dressing. Available in 10 colours, these chrome-finish films offer a final rendition rich in shades and depth, whose flexibility is unequalled in the market.

Motorsports vehicle wrapping expert Jason Price is the lead creative designer at Jellyfish Design. With over 15 years experience in motorsports Price has printed and wrapped everything from a Honda Civic to a Le Mans prototype.

APM Customs, together with SMC Automotive and GT Cars Chester, recently held an open day event, with the theme of Iconic Super Cars. Alongside an array of bikes from the PR Racing British Superbike Team, including the 2016 BMW BSB and ex-work Ducatti Moto GP, and super cars including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati, APM provided wrapping and detailing demonstrations.

Avery Dennison says it is giving its high performance car wrapping films a solid boost with the introduction of MPI 1105 Wrapping Series cast film. The company says this new material brings more vibrant colour reproduction and easy, fast application to the most demanding vehicle wraps.

Spandex says it has added to its product portfolio with four new vehicle wrap films from Avery Dennison, 3M and Orafol.

Cambridge-based Iconic Signs has teamed up with classic Volkswagen restoration company Type 2 Detectives - who is working with funky VW campervan holiday rental company WeDubYou - to design and wrap some 60 bespoke themed classic VW campervans for rental in France, Spain, California, and New Zealand.

Budding vehicle wrappers can join in at the ‘Become a Wrap Expert’ workshop presented by Sign and Digital Materials Ltd on stand M14 at Sign & Digital UK. These sessions will give visitors the chance to get hands-on and discuss the technical aspects of vehicle wrapping.

ORAFOL says it has found a solution to the challenge posed by decorating the heavily contoured sides of caravans and motorhomes – especially those with photographic images as above.

ORACAL has extended the range of its 970 Premium Shift Effect Cast films adding five new ‘shade shifting’ colours. The new colours are: Pearl Symphony, Avocado, Amethyst, Aquamarine and Ultramarine violet.

As part of its increasing commitment to supporting young people in print, Hybrid Services has created the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab (MVWL) at the country’s foremost motorsport engineering education establishment - Oxford Brookes University - supplying a Mimaki wide format printer, cutting plotter and software package in a partnership set to take wide format print to a whole new level in British motorsports.

Banger and smash

January 05, 2016

When Esign Media’s team of 3M Approved Vehicle Wrappers were challenged by managing director Zak Pickering to come up with a wrap design project using 3M IJ180Cv3 (supplied by William Smith) for one of the firms company cars, he hadn’t anticipated that they would turn a brand new BMW 4 Series into a rusty, beaten-up old banger.

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