You bought a brand new car, and only a couple of months later it is already damaged by stone chips. A pity, in't it ? With the GrafiGuard Paint Protection films this will no longer be the case.

3M™ Print Wrap Film Series IJ180mC has recently been sanctioned for 3D applications. William Smith offers the full series of six films, suitable for even more of the most challenging shapes and even deeper curves.

Roland DGA, a top provider of wide-format printers and printer/cutters for vehicle wrap applications, is also leading the way in wrap education and instruction. While Roland has been offering its hands-on Born-to-Wrap workshops for over 12 years, the expanded 2019 schedule will be its most extensive to date, with classes offered in more locations from coast to coast.

Vehicle wraps encounter a lot of challenges out on the open road, so what can you do to help your customers maintain and protect their wrap and keep it in supreme condition?

Time is money – also within the community of car wrappers. The faster and easier you can achieve your high quality wrapping, the better. With this in mind, ORAFOL has introduced a brand new adhesive technology which makes film repositioning easier than ever before. ProSlide is the name, and it is a name that is here to stay. It is a special slidable adhesive technology, which enables a quicker and easier high performance reliable installation.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced its Business Boot Camp for Wrap Professionals schedule for 2019. This workshop, introduced in 2018, is focused on how to successfully run a business in the vinyl wrap industry, and each session is led by Justin Pate of The Wrap Institute and John Duever of Vinyl Images and Design.

3M, the science-based technology company, has recognised one of its long-term vehicle graphics specialists, Wrap Cube, by appointing it as a Select Gold Partner. The Gold Partner designation recognises Wrap Cube’s support for its vehicle wrapping and fleet graphics activities. Based in Tolworth, Surrey, the company was one of the first vehicle wrapping specialists to become an approved installer of superior-quality 3M print wrap film products. A 3M partner since 2010, it remains one of a handful of approved 3M installers in the UK, and the sole accredited supplier to London and surrounding areas.

Thanks to its special composition, everyone, even non-professionals, can easily and quickly customise any type of car and vehicle. The special adhesive with low initial adhesion, Slide&Tack literally "slides" on the surface to be customised, thus facilitating correct positioning and accelerating application. It is only during application that the adhesive is activated, reaching optimal adhesion within 24 hours.

We have chosen the 10 most impressive vinyl wraps using Avery Dennison vinyl products in 2018. This is the fifth annual list of vehicle and non-vehicle wraps, and it features some of the most unique and creative projects yet. Five car wraps and five non-vehicle wraps were installed with Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping™ Film, Conform Chrome™, and digitally printed films MPI 1105™, MPI 1405™ and MPI 2728™.

Vehicle Livery Services has just installed its second Epson SureColor SC-S80600 printer, testament to the results it has achieved with the first that came in 18 months ago. This latest printer, supplied by Papergraphics, replaces an HP latex machine.

William Smith, part of the William Smith Group 1832, has teamed up with 3M to host free vehicle WrapShops for customers across the UK.

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